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Volume 6, Number 43

First selectman candidates differ on financial issues at debate By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

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Candidates for first selectman, left to right: independent Gary Amato, Republican incumbent Michael Freda See Debate, page 5 and Democrat Walter Spader.

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Personal keepsakes, family photographs and moments in time are special treasures that connect relatives to the precious memories and time spent with loved ones past and present. For lifelong resident Gary Amato, an old trunk and family pictures remind him of special people who played a significant role in his life. This is his story: “I was born in 1958 and lived on Maple Avenue in

U.S. Postal Service officials say town will retain post office, not postmaster By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Candidates running for election as North Haven First Selectman offered different opinions on financial topics during the 2011 Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce debate. Held in a conference room at Washington’s Holiday Inn on Oct. 21, the debate included incumbent Republican First Selectman Michael Freda, Democratic challenger Walter Spade and independent hopeful Gary Amato.

By Paul Colella The North Haven Citizen

Friday, October 28, 2011

town,” Amato recalled. “Sometime later my parents William and Wanda moved the family to Pool Road, where I currently reside with my mother. During the 1960’s and early 70’s, my brother William and I enjoyed playing outside with our friends from the neighborhood.” “We rode our bikes, played baseball, took long walks and went hiking up Sleeping Giant in Hamden, sat on the front porch eating ice-cream during the summer, and

building snowmen and having snowball fights in the See Remember, page 6

Despite what residents may have believed based on a potentially confusing mailer, no U.S. Postal Service (USPS) locations in North Haven are expected to be discounted, according to USPS officials. Instead, what is being proposed by USPS officials is for the town’s post office to become classified as a New Haven branch. Concerned about a recent mailer which stated that USPS would conduct a “discontinuance feasibility study” about North Haven mail services, residents packed the recreation center gymnasium on Oct. 25 for a public forum with USPS representatives. “For all intents and purposes, you will not notice a

change,” Joseph Mazzola, a USPS state manager of post office operations, told the audience. “The letter was not necessarily correct.” Confusion seemed to stem from the letter’s inclusion of the word “discontinuance.” Mazzola said the term did not reflect USPS intentions for North Haven, but was included because the letter originated from headquarters and was disseminated nationally to thousands of municipalities as part of a country-wide restructuring project. “We’re not just doing this in North Haven,” he said, “we’re doing this coast-to-coast.” Coupled with a recessionary economy, shifts in See Postal, page 8

Tough loss, but still looking good at 5-1

Reader’s Poll Last week’s poll question: Right now, who would get your vote for North Haven First Selectman? Of 65 voters, 60 percent answered “Incumbent Republican Michael Freda,” 8 percent answered “Democratic challenger Walter Spader,” 25 percent answered “Independent challenger Gary Amato” and 8 percent answered “none.” Poll question for this week: What does North Haven need most from its next First Selectman?

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Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky /

North Haven High School football lost against tough opponent Notre Dame on Oct 21 to fall to 5-1. Left to right: Junior Jalon White make a move, senior co-captain Mark Zurlis fights for yardage. For more photos and the full story, see page 19.


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 28, 2011

North Haven Briefs

League of Women Voters highlights voting requirements

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut assures state residents that there will be no new changes in requirements for voting in the elections to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. As before, a registered voter will have to show identification or sign an affidavit. Acceptable pollingplace identification can be: a driver’s license, a non-driver DMV photo ID a Social Security card or any other “preprinted form of identification,” with either your name and address, or name and signature, or name and photo. For any voter who fails to bring identification, an affidavit form issued by the secretary of the state will be available at the polling place and must be counter-

signed by an assistant registrar of voters at that poll. For more information, visit the LWVCT website at, or call (203) 2887996.

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Pictured are participants from the Pink Wig Run motorcycle rally, which helps raise awareness for breast cancer.


For cancer survivor and long-time resident Debi Killer-Henninger, working tirelessly to find a cure for breast cancer and helping those in need has been a lifetime commitment of turning negatives into positives. “Life is too short, so we have to appreciate all our blessings (small or large) and the special people in our lives,” Henninger said. “It is my mission to do good by turning negatives into positives and tragedy into triumph.” “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year the organization called Connecticut Women Looking for a Cure and I have turned North Haven pink by putting up pink ribbons throughout town,” she added. Henninger has been involved with the organization for four years and she and her Connecticut Women Sisters (members of the group) believe that everyone should be aware of breast cancer and women should get a mammogram regularly be-

the pain is very bad. I am a three-time cancer survivor and I have battled breast cancer so I empathize and feel for all those who have had it and those who are currently dealing with it,” siad Henninger. “The treatments are grueling and many times the patients get depressed and want to give up, but they must stay positive, never give up, hit it head-on, and surround themselves with a support system of family and friends who are very crucial for recovery.” Henninger was grateful for her family and friends who rallied by her side when she was battling cancer. Since her recovery, she has made a commitment to fight cancer by raising awareness of the disease, giving support to others, and getting involved in other causes in town and


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Patty McKnight was diagnosed with cancer in one breast in November, but chose to “play it safe.” She had both breasts removed in a 17hour surgery in January. The 50-yearold McKnight is a North Haven resident who owns the McDonald’s franchise in town. She said she could understand how a woman who may have lost a job or health insurance might not be thinking about the risk of getting breast cancer.


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said, and in the spring expected medical staff to begin moving into Devine Street quarters. Again, Spader mentioned state-level efforts. “A lot of this has to do with state legislation,” he replied. “What really affects businesses is the cost of energy and taxation. The First Selectman has to be part of those decisions with state legislation. Locally, we can maintain reason-


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and myself working with CEOs and business leaders, we’re already actively involved in trying to bring businesses in.” Spader responded, “I’m just not sure that the economic development coordinator is the right plan. That’s one of the jobs of the First Selectman.” Next, Mansfield asked what each debater would do to create local jobs. Freda said he was already creating new positions. “On Universal Drive, we’ve put about eight new businesses there,” he responded. He was also working with realtors and potential clients to populate buildings at Sackett Point Road and State Street, he


The moderator, Wallingford businesswoman Christine Mansfield, first asked each candidate to name drivers which could stimulate revenue in light of declining state and federal funds. “Focusing in on small businesses,” Freda replied, “Creating synergies between the small businesses.” October’s town-produced “Show and Sell” expo was held for such reason, he added. Moreover, Freda said that he would continue to network and build relationships within the greater business community, such as continuing efforts on the Rabina and Yale-New Haven Hospital projects and deciding how to best incorporate Quinnipiac University’s new Washington Avenue medical school into area commerce. Spader’s response focused on capturing state and federal finances. “The key is getting our fair share of state funding,” he said. “In particular, I would work with legislators to change the Education Cost Sharing formula.” Amato believed that savings could be met by reductions in spending. “I am the only one up here who is in favor of holding off on the proposed $14 million capital bonding package,” he said. “Our bonds are coming down soon, and that could give all the businesses a break. We all need a break.” Completion of North Haven’s Valley Service Road extension, too, could repre-

sent opportunity, according to Amato. “That’s one of the key factors in this whole area for piecing together Hamden and North Haven, and North Haven and North Haven,” he said. Amato also suggested creation of a full-time town economic developer. “That would cost the taxpayers money, but you need to spend money to make money,” he said. Freda and Spader disagreed. “I don’t think you need to spend the $100,000 necessary for that position,” Freda said. “Between our Economic Development Committee chairman Rich Lopresti, the other seven members of that committee


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winter,” he added. “We did not have a choice because our parents made us go outside so the outdoors became our playground.” Amato explained that spending time outside as a child gave him the opportunity to commune with nature, and even today he enjoys working and relaxing outdoors. He attended the North Haven Public School System and, after graduation, he worked in heavy road construction for many years, then worked for Industrial Investigations in the corporate realm, and currently owns and operates a lawn service. “I have experienced the workforce from the big and small business aspect. I certainly understand the plight of the small business owner especially in this difficult economy,” added Amato. “My father William worked for a company called D. V. Frione and Foxon Concrete Company, and he was involved with the teamsters. My mother

Amato also worked outside the home in an effort to contribute to household expenses. Both my parents had great work ethics and worked hard to provide for my brother and me while teaching us the value of a dollar.” Amato continued, “There was a lot of love, laughter, and good times in our home, and we never went to bed hungry or mad at one another. My father had a tough and hard look on his face but he was a kind and sweet man with a gentle disposition and

a heart of gold.” Amato recalled that on many occasions his father would do favors for friends, relatives and neighbors without looking for anything in return. His father was also very forgiving and he never held a grudge. He was described by many, Amato said, as someone who would give his shirt off his back to help someone. “During the autumn season, we as a neighborhood would burn leaves and then gather for a neighborhood party where every one was invited. We all got along, looked out for each other, and we had some great times together as one big family,” said a smiling Amato. “Our gatherings reminded me of the innocence, tranquility and harmony of a small town and it felt so real and so nice.” When not playing outdoors with friends and neighbors, Amato would spend time visiting his relatives and one of his favorite pastimes was watching The Andy Griffith Show. Amato believed that it was that particular program and his upbringing that shaped and taught him and

deaths hit him hard. Today, Amato divides his time between work, helping others, rescuing animals and caring for his mother. “I am an old-fashioned guy who likes antiques, family keepsakes, and photographs,” he said. “I have an old trunk that my father’s parents brought with them when they came to America from Italy during the 1920’s. It is displayed in the den and on the trunk I have a picture of my father William and a picture of my cousin Patricia.” Amato added, “When I look at Pop’s and Tricia’s pictures, and my grandparents’ old trunk, I am reminded how important family and time are, and we can never replace them. The memories keep me going but I miss them and they are always in my heart.” Life will fade, people will come and go, good times will not last forever and hard times will try our spirits, but the memories remain. For Gary Amato, playing and working outdoors, helping

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North Haven Briefs Greek tragedy, Medea, performance at North Haven High School

Euripides’s Greek tragedy, Medea, will be performed at North Haven High School on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the high school theater. Tickets will be available to the public during the nights of the show at the ticket window. “Medea” is a popular Greek tragedy that follows the downfall of the title character, Medea, due to the suffering she incurs after abandoned by her husband and outcast from her new home, one for which she left her birth home. North Haven High School’s production involves approximately 40 students (including the cast and crew). Josie Kulp is student director, Scott Bonito is producer, Katie Kurtland is stage manager, and Thomas DeChello is stage captain.

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Postal Continued from page 1 personal communication away from physical mail to email and other electronic devices have taken a massive financial toll on the USPS. Jodi Heslin, another USPS Connecticut manager of post office operations present at the forum, stated some grim national statistics: in 2011, there have been 43.1 billion less items sent via physical mail and 200 million fewer visits to post offices.

Across America, USPS locations and services must be scaled back. “We’re facing $8 billion — billion, with a ‘b’ — in losses this year alone,” Mazzola said. However, North Haven will not incur such major reductions, according to Mazzola. The town zip code will not change. No alterations will occur in town USPS retail services or staff size, except that North Haven will no longer have an official postmaster. Because the town’s post office would become an

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United States Postal Service representatives at the Oct. 25 public forum in North Haven.

affiliate to New Haven, the city’s postmaster will now fulfill such role for North Haven. “I’ve heard it all the time on the floor in post offices: there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians,” Mazzola said. “Here is an opportunity for us to get rid of a chief and absorb the costs. This is instant savings with no impact to the community.” Many people had come Tuesday night to defend their local post office, after receiving the mailer and an accompanying survey about how people use town USPS services. “That letter really struck a nerve,” third selectman Steve Fontana told the panel of four USPS representatives at the Oct. 25 meeting, “and that was because the letter was poorly written.” “As someone who uses the post office on a regular basis, I think we have a great staff in North Haven and I’d love to see it stay the way it is,” he added. Still under consideration is integrating North Haven’s two USPS locations into one building. “We’re still trying to find a place to merge those two buildings,” Mazzola said. “That’s a study which is continuing.”

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After numerous public comment speakers expressed concern that lack of a North Haven postmaster would necessitate that they drive to New Haven to have mail concerns answered by a postmaster, Mazzola said that a station manager could work in North Haven to handle such issues. “I’ve been to many of these meetings and I wish I could come to more of these and say these things,” Mazzola said. “There are many communities where we are going to discontinue services. But nobody here is going to have to travel a greater distance for mail services. Nobody is going to notice anything different. The only difference is that there won’t be a postmaster in North Haven, because that will just be administered out of New Haven.”

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“I was at first, of course, terrified because the word cancer meant death,” she said. “After the initial shock, I said I have to fight this. I’m going to live. By learning I had caught it early before it completely spread, that was the best thing I could have done for myself. I’m very outspoken about having people check themselves.” Elkin, now cancer-free, underwent a lumpectomy, five weeks of radiation therapy and six months of chemotherapy. When the cancer came up again in 1990, she underwent a mastectomy. Shortly after, she joined a local support group for breast cancer survivors called “Bosom Buddies” that still meets at the hospital once a month. “There’s always that person-to-person support we give each other, even for people who have been survivors for as long as I have,” she said. “For the newly diagnosed, it helps them to see we’re still around and kicking.” MidState Medical Center, with radiology centers in Meriden, Wallingford and Cheshire, has provided 12,500 mammograms since last October, down a bit from the previous year, said hospital spokeswoman Pamela Cretella. “We suspect it’s related to the economy, and people losing their jobs and health insurance,” she said. While Komen’s goal is to provide free clinics for people who may have lost their health insurance, Chagpar said there remains a large disparity between those who are aware of the dangers of breast cancer and those who, for whatever reason, are not. “They either lack awareness or lack resources, or simply don’t have either the ability or aptitude or fortitude to get checked out,” she said. “That speaks to our demographic, and having a very large span between the wealthiest people in Connecticut and the poorest people in Connecticut.” Robert Cyr reports for the Record-Journal, Meriden. Contact: (203) 317-2224


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Pink Continued from page 3 serving in Afghanistan. Perillo is serving his country by making the world safe while risking his own life. Both mother and son are fighters battling dangerous forces — cancer and terrorism. “I am proud of my son Al and all the men and women serving in our armed services who are making an ultimate sacrifice to save lives. Besides being active in Connecticut Women Looking for a Cure, for the past two years I have been part of an organization called The Clubhouse, which is located on Elm Street in North Haven,” Henninger said. “Every October, we have a ‘Pink Wig Run,’ which is a motorcycle run through town.” “We start at the clubhouse, ride through town, and return to the clubhouse,” she added. Henninger added that “The Pink Wig Run” is wellattended and a great source for getting the message out to the community about breast cancer. The participants (both men and women) wear

pink wigs and some wear pink outfits. Henninger chose the color pink because that is her favorite color, and oddle enough, pink represents beauty and friendship. Henninger and her organization are thankful for the support and assistance of First Selectman Michael Freda, the North Haven Police Department and Police Chief Thomas McLoughlin, and all the citizens of North Haven and the state. Henninger and friends are also involved in other charitable endeavors, including sending care packages to the troops overseas, collecting toys for Connecticut children, and running coat and clothing drives. Their kindness and good work brings smiles to many and is recognized and appreciated by people in town. “I worked with Debi last year and she and the Connecticut Women turned the town pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. I was inspired by her energy, positive attitude, and determination,” stated Valerie Goodkin, executive assistant to the First Selectman. “Debi’s willingness to help others is contagious and every time I pass a pink rib-

bon in town, I fondly think of her.” Life is filled with its joys and sorrows, good times and bad times, rude awakenings, shocks, surprises and disappointments, and we must not dwell on the past but instead move forward in a positive and determined fashion while looking to the future. “Despite my ups and downs, I remain positive and surround myself with family, friends, and go-getters dedicated to the mission of helping others. I’m a giver who likes to see the smiles while making someone else’s life easier,” added a tearful Henninger. “Teamwork, generosity, and kindness are the perfect components for a better world filled with compassion, love, and smiles.” For more information, please contact Henninger at 203-641-2363. Paul Colella is a published author and North Haven resident. His novels “Patriots and Scoundrels: Charity’s First Adventure” and “The Undefeated” are available online at and

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St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers will be held most Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. All members of the community are invited for companionship along with a nutritious supper. The menu includes items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone (or fresh salads in the warmer months); meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches; seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. Donations to defray the cost of the meals are welcome but not required. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. For details on this or other parish programs please call the church office at (203) 2390156.

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Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, is offering several adult education classes this fall that are open to members of

the community. After the High Holy Days, Rabbi Herbert Brockman will begin his popular Introduction to Judaism class. This course is for beginners to learn about the basic elements of the Jewish tradition, its history, theology and observances, both surrounding the life-cycle of a Jew and the yearly festivals. The class runs approximately 12 weeks. Rabbi Steve Steinberg teaches Introduction to Hebrew. This beginner course can be taken alone or in concert with Rabbi Brockman’s Introduction to Judaism class. Registration is required for both classes. For more information and to register, call Ann at (203) 288-3877.

Holiday Food Drive North Haven’s Annual Holiday Food Drive began Oct. 11, when 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

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Ecumenical service The 9-11 terrorist attacks are indelibly etched in the memory of every American. On Sept. 11 the North Haven Congregational Church hosted an ecumenical service for the North Haven community to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks. An ecumenical choir, representing choirs from member organizations of the North Haven Clergy Association, “made beautiful music together,” as one attendee said. Preparing for the service, church members covered the walls and pews with 2,976 colorful sticky notes, one for each life lost as a result of the attacks. One person said, “It really hit home to realize that each sticky note represented a person who died.” The service was solemn and spiritually uplifting. One member said the reading of “Fireman’s Prayer” and the “Policeman’s Prayer” was very moving. The end of the service was particularly emotional when NHCC organist, Gary Snowbeck, played the bagpipes and led the congregants out of the Church . . . and the healing continues! Haven for Thanksgiving and Christmas. After heavy demand on the Food Pantry this summer, the current stocks at the Food Pantry are very low, and the Drive needs as much help as possible. There are many easy ways to donate food. Non-perishable food items can be donated directly to the Food Pantry at the North Haven Congregational Church any weekday morning between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Collection bins are located at North Haven Town Hall, Arnold’s Jewelers, Candid Cleaners, J-Roos, Storage Depot, Con-

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Raymond John Thomas, 81, of Blakeslee Avenue, North Haven, died Oct. 18, 2011, at the Masonic Health Care Center, Wallingford. He was the husband of 52 years to Sonia Kocur Thomas. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., on June 25, 1930, he was a son of the late John and Eleanor Ockasi Thomas. Raymond received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Manhattan College in 1952 and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University in 1959 and had worked as an analytical chemist for the Olin Corporation for over 30 years until his retirement in 1992. Raymond had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army military police during the Korean War; was an avid golfer and bowler; enjoyed playing bridge; and was a parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini Church where he was a former member of the Religious Education Board and usher. He is survived by his children, Barbara J. Thomas and her husband, William M. Clem, of Bethesda, Md., Raymond M. Thomas and his wife, Beth, of Canandaigua, N.Y., Patricia Sedaille and her husband, Brian, of Wallingford; grandchildren, Kathryn, Rebecca and Ross Clem, Grace and Grant Thomas, Samantha and Jennifer Stewart. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Thomas. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Church on Oct. 24. Interment with full military honors was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of

Joseph Guidone Joseph Guidone, 94, of North Haven, died Oct. 18, 2011, at Connecticut Hospice. For 70 years, he was the devoted husband of Katherine Frances (Marra) Guidone. He was born on April 24, 1917, in New Haven and was the son the late Luigi and Rosaria (Carangelo) Guidone. After graduating from Hillhouse High School, Joseph honorably served his country as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II in India, Australia, China and Burma. He retired after 40 years from Winchester division of Olin Industries and was dedicated to the maintenance of Cove Manor Convalescent Center. Joseph was a sports enthusiast and an avid fan of the NY Yankees and the UCONN Huskies. With a wink of an eye and a whimsical smile, “Joe” won the hearts of many. Joe is survived by his two children, Joyce (Kevin) Tierney, of North Branford, and

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Marcellus was born in Roanoke, Va., on Dec. 25, 1942, a son of the late Marcellus A. and Thelma Lee Edwards, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Edna Phillips Edwards, of Hamden, two sons, Marcellus A. Edwards, III, of North Haven, and Marcus Edwards, of Atlanta, Ga.; his daughter-inlaw, Patrice Edwards, of North Haven; three step-children, Anthony Lewis, Tracy, and Sharon Lyons, of Hamden; two grandchildren, Marcellus A. Edwards, IV, and Morgan Edwards, of North Haven; and two sisters, Sharon L. Edwards, of West Haven, and Carolyn JustusFlood and her husband, William Flood, of New Haven. He also leaves behind a host of step-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A celebration of Marcellus’ life took place Oct. 25 at Pitts Chapel, U.F.W.B.C, New Haven. Burial was in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Dr. Leonard Guidone, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; his grandchildren, Kirsten (Christopher) Cone, of Hendersonville, N.C., Cameron (Sandra) Tierney, of Austin, Texas, and Brandon (Katy) Tierney, of Miami, Fla.; his great-grandsons, Knox, Colton and Zachary He is survived by a brother, Frank, of Hamden and a sister, Grace Jones, of Dallas, Texas. He was predeceased by his brothers, Carmine and Pasquale, and a sister, Laura Giannotti. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 24 at St. Barnabas Church. Interment with full military honors was held in Beaverdale Memorial Park. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 and the Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.


Vincent Valentino, Sr., 83, of Pond Hill Road, North Haven, died Oct. 17, 2011, at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of Elizabeth Lynch Valentino. Born in New Haven, Aug. 23, 1928, he was a son of the late Clemente and Louise Piscitelli Valentino. Vincent was the former owner and operator of Clintonville Services of North Haven until his retirement and had served his country faithfully in both the U.S. Marine Corp and the U.S. Army during Korean War. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Valentino, of Milford, Vincent Valentino, Jr., of Branford, Patricia Valentino, of Georgia, and Jean Valentino, of North Haven; grandchildren, Tracie and Austin Coppola, Vincent Valentino III, Michael and Garrett Valentino, Stephen “Micky” Holcomb, Anthony DePaola, Jr., Denise and James DePaola; a greatgranddaughter, Leilani Platt; a brother, Carmine “Buddy” Valentino, and sisters, Frances Mascola and Phyllis “Wee Wee” (Vincent) Sarsfield, all of East Haven. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Jake. He was predeceased by a sister-inlaw, Rosann Valentino, and a brother-in-law, Salvatore Mascola. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 21 at St. Frances Cabrini Church. Interment was private at St. Lawrence Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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To the editor: Mike Freda has earned and deserves your vote to be reelected First Selectman. He is entirely devoted to the best interests of our town. During my 20 years of business, and throughout my first term in state office, I have met few public figures who share his tireless work ethic and devotion to municipal government. He shares my views on transparency with his similar open-door policy, and he performed admirably and creatively during the pressures of Hurricane Irene. While serving as your State Representative it has been a pleasure to work alongside Mike and I endorse him for First Selectman. David W. Yaccarino State Representative, North Haven

To the editor: This letter is an endorsement of Mr. Howard Cappetta for the North Haven Fire Commission. I have known Howie for over 30 years. For that entire period, Howie has been a volunteer firefighter for the town of North Haven. He was originally with West Ridge and eventually moved to the Montowese section of town where he has been ever since. He rose through the ranks to eventually become captain of that company. He served in that capacity for, as recollection serves me, at least seven years. He has practical experience as well as administrative and management experience in the fire service here in North Haven that will prove highly beneficial in his service as a member of the North Have Fire Commission.

In conclusion, I would like to mention a skill that Howie has that has gone unmentioned so far in the campaign. During his service as a volunteer firefighter and officer he has mentored countless young men who came to the fire service looking for guidance and help in taking their place among firefighters. Many of those young men went on to be career firefighters. All of those young men who were mentored and trained by Howie have benefited from his efforts. Thomas Muir North Haven

Personal example To the editor: Mike Freda has earned a second term as our first selectman. He has worked 24/7 for all of us as residents of North Haven. He’s become involved in all aspects of town government, and has

Government Meetings

Tuesday, Nov. 1 North Haven Housing Authority, Temple Pines, 555 Pool Road, 4 p.m. Community Services Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., room 2, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Board of Selectmen, Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., community room, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Board of Education, Annex Building, 7 Linsley St., third floor, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 Planning and Zoning Commission, Memo-

rial Library, 17 Elm St., community room, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 Commission on Aging, Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m. Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., room 1, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 North Haven Memorial Library Board, Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., 7:30 p.m.

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earned the respect and trust of our town employees. When he’s asked a question at a town meeting, he answers honestly and as completely as he can. If he doesn’t know the answer, he finds out. He hasn’t played partisanship politics. He’s done his best to build consensus across party lines on the issues facing North Haven. He’s told us what he was going to do, and then he made sure it was done. I would recommend that you vote for Mike, not because of any political affiliation, but because Mike is a leader who has been good for North Haven for the last two years, and who has a clear vision for North Haven’s future. A vote for Mike Freda and the entire slate is a vote for North Haven continuing to be a great place to live, with a town government that respects and cares for all its citizens based on the personal example that Mike has set. Jean Pieper, Chairman, North Haven Republican Town Committee

Great service To the editor: Commissioners Peter Criscuolo and Sam Muzio have served on the Board of Fire Commission during my 11-year career as a firefighter. Both men have served the town competently and favorably during my entire career. Here are the facts: These

two commissioners have supported state-of-the-art apparatus and equipment over the years to keep our members safe, accepted a SAFER Act grant to bring the professional force up to 32 firefighters (the first time this department added man power since 1974) and implemented a paramedic program to give our citizens advanced life support during medical or traumatic emergencies. Most recently, I got the opportunity to serve on the Building Committee with Commissioner Criscuolo (who was the chairman) and Commissioner Muzio. Our purpose was to evaluate and to strategically plan where we want to move our department’s infrastructure in the future. It is this association’s intention not only to bring out these choices under public comment, but to provide the people with the only choice. Vote for these men who brought this department into the 21st century and are laying the ground work to bring it into the next. Anthony DeSimone, President North Haven Fire Association

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Friday, October 28, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen

An Ounce of Prevention

Safe eating at bake sales, buffets and potlucks By V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH

Fall is full of festivals and events. It is a time of the year when groups hold special activities such as agricultural fairs, back-to-school fundraisers and parent nights, church bazaars and organizational kick-offs. They are often celebrated with bake sales, buffets and pot luck suppers. As the saying goes, “Feed them and they will come!” Everyone loves a bake sale! You get your choice of many goodies, without having to do the work. And most often, your purchase goes toward a good cause as these events are usually fundraisers for organizations, schools and churches. If you are planning a bake sale for your group, you should know that sponsoring organizations are responsible for the safety of the food products they offer for sale. Although traditional bake sale foods rarely cause illness, the public expects that the items they purchase will be safe to eat. Any food can cause an illness or other

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the two years since he was elected, Mr. Freda has been everything that he promised he would be as North Haven’s first selectman. Versus how polarized politics have become at the national level, Mike Freda is a leader who is open-minded. He treats everyone with respect and demonstrates a willingness to listen to other points of view. He doesn’t have any hidden agendas with his only goal being to make our town government as cost-effective and as responsive as possible so that North Haven can continue to be a great place for all of us to live. Nothing is more important than our elected officials keeping their promises. Mr. Freda is a person who has done what he said he would do. I trust Mike

problem (such as an injury or allergic reaction) if not prepared and labeled correctly. Event organizers should contact QVHD for a guidance document on food handling for bake sales. What about potluck suppers? Love them, right? You get to try a variety of casseroles and combinations that you never would have created yourself while visiting with friends. No one person is stuck with all the work and every one has a great time . . . except for the ones who get foodborne illness. You can help to prevent foodborne illness by preparing your food safely, transporting it safely, serving it safely and storing it safely. Remember — until serving time, hot foods should be kept hot and cold foods should be kept cold. At room temperature, foods should be eaten within two hours of serving.

Freda as our first selectman, and I’m going to vote again for him in this year’s election on November 8th. Lisa Kresge North Haven

Care about town To the editor: On Nov. 8, North Haveners will go to the polls to elect their town leaders for the next two years. I encourage them to vote for the entire Democratic ticket. During my time in public service, I’ve had the opportunity to work with and get to know the men and women running on the Democratic slate. They come from all walks of life, and have demonstrated that they care about this town and its people and share the same concerns: that we continue to have great services, great schools, reasonable taxes and public accountability.

In very warm weather (90 degrees and over) foods should be eaten within one hour of serving. And when the event is over, don’t try to save uneaten perishable foods. While it is hard to do, the safest thing to do is to discard leftovers. Event organizers can contact the Quinnipiac Valley Health Department (QVHD) for a brochure on food safety for buffets and pot-luck suppers. Other buffet/pot luck tips: Size matters! If you are not sure how quickly foods will be eaten, keep some of them in reserve in the oven (or in the refrigerator, depending on the type of food) and replenish as needed. Putting out smaller portions and replenishing when-needed will help keep foods safe, assuring “good eating” for even the late-arriving attendees. Keep It Fresh! Replace empty platters with freshly filled platters, rather than putting refills on used dishes. This helps to eliminate exposure to germs and dirt that may be on the hands of the guests and also helps to prevent cross-contamination of foods.

Chill out! You can place smaller bowls of cold foods (like shrimp, fruit, potato salad or dips) in larger bowls of ice to keep them cold. Replace ice as needed. (Keep coffee cream on ice as well.) Keep it Clean! Be sure all utensils and serving dishes are clean. Be sure food servers and table workers keep their hands clean! If your event is going beyond a bake sale and intends to sell food and it is open to the public, and not just members of the organization (for example, a strawberry festival), you will need to obtain a temporary food event license from QVHD. Failure to do so

Collectively, they have the experience and the knowledge to help the town, and have been working hard for years, each in his or her own way, to make North Haven an even better place to live. The people of North Haven can count on the Democratic team to listen to them and to treat them with respect. I therefore urge them to vote for the entire Democratic ticket on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Steve Fontana, Third Selectman, North Haven

it’s not a necessity. However, there are people who get free rides all of the time who don’t need it at all. My step-dad — a veteran, an amputee, blind and diabetic — wants to come and go as he pleases for the time that he has left. However, he can’t because he lives on a second-floor residence. He also can’t get rides to and from doctors’ appointments — only to dialysis and, even then, some rides aren’t covered. He has been at several hospitals and rehab homes and only setup with MyRide, which doesn’t assist with entering or exiting personal residences. How is he supposed to get up and down 14 curved stairs? The VA and Agency of Aging will only pay for regular stair lifts, not the custom one that he needs. He can also get a VNA just three times a week to stop in, but not on nights or

Better care now To the editor: Our generation shouldn’t have to be stressed over our elderly citizen’s healthcare. You receive a lot of paperwork, but no help. Why doesn’t Medicare pay for rides to and from doctors’ appointments — because they say

could result in the shutting down of your food operation. For a free packet of information on guidelines for bake sales, potluck suppers and cooking for large groups, or for information on obtaining a temporary food license, residents can call QVHD at (203) 248-4528 or request info online at An Ounce of Prevention is a weekly publication of the Quinnipiac Valley Health District, which is located at 1151 Hartford Turnpike, North Haven. An Ounce of Prevention is written by QVHD Deputy Director V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH.

Volunteer at Connecticut Hospice If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to serve others in your community, we would like to hear from you. Our patients and families are in need of your care and support. As a Connecticut Hospice volunteer, you can fill your hours (weekdays/evenings or weekends) by assisting in an administrative capacity or offering direct care as a friendly visitor, provide pastoral or bereavement care, help in the arts or meet transportation needs. For more information, please call Pat Corradino, director of Volunteer Services, at (203) 315-7510. You can also email

weekends. According to Connecticut, he doesn’t qualify for assistance. Additionally, certain vital medications are no longer covered. Why does our state and government help and pay for illegals and not us, especially seniors and vets, who are more in need? I thought that a new law was passed to help keep seniors at home and make them comfortable. I don’t have energy left to argue or plead for help. I’m doing the best I can to keep him comfortable for whatever time he has left. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. I am an overwhelmed step-daughter whose step-father, a Korean War veteran, fought to save us, but no one helps to save him. Karen McNamara, New Haven John Taneszio, North Haven



The North Haven Citizen Friday, October 28, 2011

Senior Happenings

Day trips Wednesday, Nov. 10: Casino: Mohegan Sun Thursday, Nov. 17: My Fair Lady Tuesday, Dec. 6: Christmas with Father When registering for trips sponsored by the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, please remember to bring in your emergency contact information, their name and telephone numbers (including work and cell numbers). Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center begin-

ning in 2010. The telephone number for the Senior Center is (203) 239-5432. AARP driver safety program The AARP driver safety program will be held on the third Thursdays of the month from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The next date is Dec. 15. This refresher course was developed to help drivers 55 and older to improve their skills and possibly prevent traffic accidents. The fee for AARP members is payable to AARP and due on the first day of the course. Space is

limited so pre-registration is required. Insurance companies are required to give a minimum of a 5 percent discount for two years for those over 62 years of age who are graduates of the completed course. Health Fair A Health Fair: Laughter is a Good Form of Medicine, will be held Friday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be vendor tables and free samples, health screenings, free yoga classes, massages, information about health and well-being opportunities

Garden Club program on holiday design Courtesy of Ellie Tessmer

North Haven Garden Club will meet at the North Haven Congregational Church on 28 Church St., across from the Green, at 7 p.m., Nov. 10. The program is on Holiday Design “Illuminations: Using Candles in Floral Designs� by Sylvia Nichols, manager of Cheshire Nursery Flower Shop. The program is open to the public. A small donation is requested. If anyone is interested in joining the North Haven Garden Club, please call membership chair, Carmen Sealy at (203) 239-0374. Photo by Ellie Tessmer of Mantle Holiday Design by Amelia Pepe.

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Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Oct. 31 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Canasta, 10:15 a.m. Computer class, 10:30 a.m Purple Red Hatters, 10:30 a.m. Beg. Chair yoga, 10:45 a.m. Tai Chi, 10:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Oil painting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Beg. Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Beg. chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Mah Mongg, 1 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 Line dance, 9 a.m.

Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Ombudsman, 10:30 a.m. Sing along, 10:30 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi, 10:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Int. Mah Jongg, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Knitting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Computer class, 3 p.m. Interact Club, 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Sing along, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Footlighters, 10 a.m. Benefits, 10:30 a.m. Shopping, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m.

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Survivorship Week at Saint Raphael’s

The Hospital of Saint Raphael’s Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care is celebrating cancer survivors with a special week of events and workshops from Nov. 7 through Nov. 11. Events are held both at the Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care main location, at 659 George St. in New Haven, and at the center’s Hamden Campus at 2080 Whitney Ave. in Hamden. The events and parking are free but registration is required; sign up online at

ship or by calling (203) 7893946. Survivorship Week Events: Gentle Yoga & Guided Imagery: Monday, Nov. 7, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m., New Haven. Stretching and movement to increase flexibility, improve balance and relax. Beading for Hope: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Hamden. Make beaded “Hope” bracelets for cancer patients as an emblem of encouragement. Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Tuesday, Nov. 8,

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Haven. Sample healthy treats and better understand the benefits of fruits, veggies and whole grains. Tips on cooking for disease prevention. Chair Massage: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon, New Haven and Hamden. Enjoy a relaxing upper body treatment from a massage therapist. A great way to reduce stress, ease pain, and aid healing. The Impact of Cancer on Your Wallet and Heirs: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 to

7:30 p.m., New Haven. Learn prudent financial and estate planning when you or a loved one have cancer. Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Thursday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hamden. Sample healthy treats and better understand the benefits of fruits, veggies and whole grains. Tips on cooking for disease prevention. Discussion: Living Well After Cancer: Thursday, Nov. 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m., New Haven. A discussion about life’s changes and what’s next in your journey.

Talk: A Young Woman’s Cancer Journey: Friday, Nov. 11, 2 to 4:30 p.m., New Haven. Dani Tyler Albee, author of “Dani’s Cancer – A Beautiful Mess,” shares her story of how a series of bruises while she was a college student in Arizona led to a diagnosis of cancer. For more information about cancer services at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, visit our website at or call the Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care at (203) 789-3131. to find a blood drive at a convenient location near you and to make an appointment. Blood drives scheduled in the area: Cheshire Thursday, Nov. 10, 1 to 6 p.m., Cheshire Masonic Temple Lodge, 9 Country Club Road Hamden Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., St. Rita’s Church, 1620 Whitney Ave. New Haven Fridays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 18, 12:15 to 6 p.m., New Haven Chapter House, 703 Whitney Ave.

Friday, Oct. 28, 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Hopkins School, Heath Commons Building, 986 Forest Road Tuesday, Nov. 8, 11:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., African American Cultural Center Wednesday, Nov. 9, 11:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., African American Cultural Center Thursday, Nov. 10, 11:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., African American Cultural Center Friday, Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., New Haven Chapter House, 703 Whitney Ave. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 10: a.m. to 4 p.m., Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St.

North Haven Thursday, Nov. 10, noon to 5 p.m., Quinnipiac University, North Haven campus, 370 Bassett Road Thursday, Nov. 17, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., North Have Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Wallingford Thursday, Nov. 3, 1 to 6 p.m., Villa Capri, 906 N. Colony Road Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1 to 6 p.m., Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 S. Colony Road

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The Storm Within Film Composer Competition

Rachel Hurst of North Haven is one of the five final competitors in The Storm Within LLC’s Film Composer Competition. Rachel has been composing music since the age of 13. She recently graduated from Connecticut College where she composed many original pieces for piano, guitar and piano quartets. “Finding the Calm” is a piece on piano with subtle usage of guitar and harp. If chosen, her music would be featured during the opening credits of the film. The winner will receive $500 and an exclusive contract for $3000 to compose the music that will be featured in The Storm Within. From Oct. 1 to 25, music lovers can listen to the competitors’ music and vote for the winner by visiting


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6:30 p.m. in the high school theater. Tickets will be available on the nights of the show at the ticket window.

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Gala Concert — The United Choir School will hold its Fall Festival Gala Concert, featuring the Elm City Girls’ Choir and the United Girls’ Choir, at 4 p.m. at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall in New Haven. This concert will feature all United Choir School choristers, culminating with a performance by the massed choir of over 500 voices. A freewill offering will be accepted at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the United Choir School Scholarship Fund. For further information please call (203) 787-1244 or email Cut for a Cure — Flair for Hair is hosting a Cut for a Cure from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in memory of Joni Cunningham who lost her life to breast cancer in 1999, and for Angels for Alex, a young boy with a rare type of cancer. Proceeds will go to Making Strides ACS. Flair for Hair is at 310 Washington Ave.

Gala Concert — The United Choir School will hold its Fall Festival Gala Concert, featuring the Elm City Girls’ Choir and the United Girls’ Choir, at 4 p.m. at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall in New Haven. This concert will feature all United Choir School choristers, culminating with a performance by the massed choir of over 500 voices. A freewill offering will be accepted at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the United Choir School Scholarship Fund. For further information please call (203) 787-1244 or email Cut for a Cure — Flair for Hair is hosting a Cut for a Cure from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in memory of Joni Cunningham who lost her life to breast cancer in 1999, and for Angels for Alex, a young boy with a rare type of cancer. Proceeds will go to Making Strides ACS. Flair for Hair is at 310 Washington Ave. Medea at high school — Euripides’s Greek tragedy, Medea, will be performed at North Haven High School at



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Yaccarino at business roundtable In a natural extension of his North Haven Business Tour, State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) recently participated in a business roundtable at the Legislative Office Building that brought more than 50 business owners and executives together to express their concerns over Connecticut’s poor business climate and offer their ideas for solutions. Many of the ideas shared were not new to Yac-

carino, who has been touring North Haven businesses in an effort to gather input in advance of an Oct. 26 special legislative session focused on improving a state business climate that ranks among the nation’s worst. “Business owners throughout my district have been telling me how difficult it is to stay competitive when energy and health care costs and state regulations are so prohibitive,” Rep. Yaccarino said. “Over and over I hear that Connecticut is a great place to live but because of government policies it’s a difficult place to run a business.” Nearly every business owner or company executive who spoke described their bad experiences in trying to navigate a seemingly endless, cumbersome and costly set of state regulations

spread across several agencies. Many also expressed frustration over a governor’s administration that’s asking them what they need to create more jobs shortly after not only imposing the largest tax increase in state history, but also forcing some employers to provide mandatory paid sick leave to employees. “Government needs to get out of the way and allow businesses to do what they do best,” Rep. Yaccarino said. “We should support the businesses we already have and work to bring new companies here with lower energy costs, a streamlined permitting process and elimination of the business entity tax. We should not be adding mandates and raising taxes on the job creators of our state.”

must live each moment to the fullest, get out and smell the Continued from page 6 roses, enjoy the world around us, and be good to one anothothers, spending time with er while appreciating our family and friends, watching a favorite television program blessings. Let your heart, as and cherishing personal well as your mind, cherish keepsakes like an old trunk memories of yesterday for and photographs are some they bring comfort and hope examples of a man devoted to for today and tomorrow, so family, good morals and while we can, we should reethics, and one who em- member when. Paul Colella is a published braces and appreciates the simple but special things in author and North Haven resident. His novels “Patriots and life. Time is a precious gift, Scoundrels: Charity’s First which allows us to make the Adventure” and “The Undememories with people we feated” are available online at care about and love. We can and BarnesAndnever get back time so we


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North Haven drops tough game against Notre Dame By Kevin Pataky North Haven Citizen Contributor When this season began, North Haven High School’s varsity football team circled game number six on their calendar as their toughest test - an away-game rematch with Notre Dame. Last year’s upset win over the defending state champion Green Knights was a difficult task — a three-point victory which helped propel the

Indians into the 2010 state playoffs. To begin their 2011 campaign, the Indians reeled off five straight victories and had a 14-game regular season win streak heading into the Oct. 21 matchup against Notre Dame, who was 3-2, but their losses were to top-five teams Xavier and Daniel Hand. The Indians came out fired up, won the coin toss and, in unexpected fashion, opted to receive the ball. North Haven then went on

76-yard drive which spanned over seven minutes and culminated with Jaon White’s six-yard run for a touchdown. The resulting point-afterattempt kick was blocked, so North Haven’s lead stayed at 6-0. But the fire was still burning and the defense came out with an intense fervor and forced the Green Knights to punt after three quick plays. A bounding kick appeared to hit a Notre Dame player at the 25-yard line, and then the ball rolled towards the goal line and was downed at the one-yard line. The questionable call put North Haven in an inauspicious position pinned in at

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Clockwise, from far left: Junior Quincy Pecora gains fourth-quarter yards, senior co-captain and quarterback Joe Schwab, junior Jalon White gets caught in traffic and White gains yardage. their goal line. On the first play that followed, sophomore Ethan Suraci fumbled in the end zone and Anthony Masucci recovered it for the Green Knights for a touchdown. A succesful PAT kick gave Notre Dame a 7-6 lead. North Haven stayed with their game plan and marched See Football, next page

Youth football ready for playoffs By Ed Tantorski, Jr. North Haven Youth Football will roll into playoffs with a 6-0 record in the final regular-season week. Six of the teams qualified for the playoffs as either a 1, 2, 3 or 4

seed, earning home-field game in the opening round. The Fourth Grade A Team won their final regular season game 26-0 against Branford. The first score of the game came from an interception from Joe Wenzel, his

Photos by Howard Eckels

Nick Ponzio takes the handoff from Conner Suraci behind blocking of Tony Valentino (74), Sam Blank (67), Jake Kastenhuber (33) Arron Wilson (70) and Emadi Okwuosa (16).

first of two on the game, which he ran back 55 yards to the end zone. After a penalty on the extra point, Noah Perillie hit Wenzel for a 15-yard pass to gain the extra point. The next score came behind a three-yard dive into the end zone by Perillie, led by bruising blocking from Jack Priebe and Joseph Hendricks. The Indians third score came from a long run from Jeff Williston. Eric Meyer added the final touchdown of the day with a hard sevenyard run off tackle. Jack Priebe dove into the end zone to cap the scoring on his extra point run. The defense was bolstered by great secondary work from Wenzel, Jaden Watson, Justin Nadonly and RJ Hager, who added an interception late in the game.

Tri Town runner tries to escape pursuit and Pat McKenna (45) prepares to make open field tackle resulting in no gain. North Haven’s fourth grade B Team won against Tri-Town, also by a score of 26-0. Ethan Okwuosa scored on a 50-yard opening kickoff and Max Rivera added the extra point to make it 7-0. Ethan Okwuosa had an interception on Tri-Town’s first offensive play and ran it

back for 75 yards, making that his second touchdown. Max Rivera tried to put in the extra point but got stopped short, and North Haven led 13-0. Ethan Okwuosa added a 40-yard touchdown to the

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score, his third of the day. Tyler Jacques scored the last touchdown from 20 yards out; he also had a great defensive day by recovering a fumble. Marco Liuzzi, Joe Verrillo, David Pace and Christopher Hansen all had a great game on both sides of the ball. Joe Urtel and Jaden Luedee had a terrific running game. Donny McInnis, Joe Ranciato, Damian Carrano, and Joe Vitale played well on defense. The whole squad as a whole played outstanding with great teamwork, effort and determination. North Haven’s fifthgraders defeated Clinton 3319 on a 60-yard opening kickoff return by Noah Pastore, who also scored on a 40-yard touchdown run. Alex Ciaburro scored a touchdown on a

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Mike Monanto (7) makes a big gain escorted by Paul Brockamer (19). 65-yard run, followed be a 50yard, touchdown by Jack Peruso after he stripped the ball on defense. The final touchdown was capped off on a 12yard run by Vinny Depalma. The defense was led by Nick Dodge, who had a strip and a

30-yard run to the Clinton 25yard line, and included tough defensive plays by Michael Collins, John Crispi, Nick Carras, Ben Fisher and Jesse Johnson. North Haven’s sixth grade squad finished the regular season at 8-0 with a 22-0 victory over previously undefeated Madison. After a scoreless first quarter, Jake Bencivengo ran one in from 35 yards out, and, with a Steven Erbe two-point kick, North Haven went up 8-0. Mark Montano put North Haven up 14-0 with a 50-yard interception as time was running out in the first

Emadi Okwuosa (16) runs for big gain behind blocking of Paul Brockamer (19), Nick Ponzio (20), and Tony Valantino (74).

Football Continued from page 19 right down and scored again when senior co-captain and quarterback Joe Schwab connected with Spencer Oakes for a 13-yard touchdown pass. The try for two that followed was stopped so the lead stood at 12-7. Still sputtering on offense, the Green Knights turned the ball over on their next possession in their own end when Masucci dropped a fumble of his own and North Haven recovered. The Indians moved right down to the six-yard line, but were called with a costly holding penalty and had to settle for a field goal try.

Senior Jake Scafariello’s kick appeared to go off the side of his foot and the ball squibbed its way down to the one-yard line, where it was downed. To this point in the game, North Haven led in total yards with 207 to Notre Dame’s 13 ,but had only a five point lead to show for it. With only 3:14 to play in the half, the Green Knights began to shift the momentum their way, putting together a 17-play, 99-yard drive and ultimately scored with 13 seconds left when their quarterback Nate Schambach fumbled at the goal line and Cameron Tucker recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. The PAT kick that followed gave Notre

Dame a 14-12 lead at the half. The teams played a scoreless third quarter as they traded punts until the Green Knights gained favorable field position and then worked a drive which ended with a 16-yard touchdown run from Tucker on the second play of the fourth quarter. The PAT kick was no good, so North Haven was still within reach - behind only 20-12. But the Indians could not put together a drive and eventually were dealt a knockout punch when Green Knight Javon Grey took off for a 48-yard touchdown run with just under three minutes to play. The accurate PAT kick made the final

t r North Haven 8th grade cheerleaders performed at half g time. b c ing pass to Micheal Gagliar- f half. Jake Bencivengo finished di and a fumble recovery. t Moreover, Gagliardi con- p the scoring with another touchdown run, this one verted three extra point c from nine yards out. Mon- kicks. Kyle Melillo also a tano added the two-point found the end zone on a two- T kick to seal the victory. Ju- yard run and made several t lian Martinez, Gabe Mar- key lead blocks. The defen- l tinez, Luigi Coppola and sive backfield of Billy Sgro, c Patrick Edwards, all helped Preston Young, Jake Tan- b hold Madison scoreless on torski, Tommy Dodge, CJ o defense. North Haven will be Somma and PJ Saracino a number one seed and play helped shutdown Walling- t excellent passing t at home this Sunday, in the ford’s first round of playoff games. game. The seventh-graders a The North Haven seventh are the number two seed and grade team improved to 7-1 will host Cheshire next Sunwith a 30-12 victory over a day at Vanacore Field. The eight-graders finished tough Wallingford squad. Bowen Brennan had an out- the regular season at 7-1 by standing game, scoring on defeating Tri-Town 22-0. l runs of five and eight yards. They are the number two He also added an intercep- seed headed into the playoffs. C Ed Tantorski, Jr. is the t tion and several key tackles on defense. Jack Steinman publicity officer for North o also added a seven-yard scor- Haven Youth Football. 2 m (


score 27-12. White led North Haven’s offense with 16 carries for 85 yards and Schwab chipped in with 18 runs for 69 yards and completed 6 of 11 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Seniors Mark Zurlis and Jason Cancel paced the defense with 11 tackles each.

With the loss, NHHS drops to 5-1. The Indians will host non Conference opponent Bridgeport Central (2-4) today. Kevin Pataky is a professional photographer and longtime North Haven Citizen contributor. Website —

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Pierpont concert

The first Pierpont Concert of the season will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at the North Haven Congregational Church. Folksinger, Dave Fry, from Northford will perform. “His concert features both traditional and contemporary folk music, spliced together with guitar, mandolin, banjo, wry and spontaneous commentary on American family life and plenty of participation on everyone’s part.” This is a family concert and children of all ages are encouraged to attend. There will be a dinner before the concert with a kid friendly menu as well as grown up choices. Concert tickets can be purchased at coffee hour or at the door. Children under 12 are free. Dinner reservations will be taken ahead through the church office and at coffee hour.

Zumba at Hope Christian Church

Drop in for free beginnerlevel classes of Zumba. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at Hope Christian Church, 211 Montowese Ave. Classes will run on Thursdays (began on Sept. 29) ending Nov. 17. For information, call (203) 503-1152, or (203) 234-7328.

Political forum at Congregation Mishkan Israel

Coffee Klatch: Vatican II, Chaos or Challenge On Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, Dr. Joan Kelly of Sacred Heart University, will present this second in a fourpart program on Vatican II. There is a suggested donation per session which includes continental breakfast. Other sessions meet Nov. 8 and 15. To register please call (203) 281-2569.

An evening of Wine and Beer Tasting The Marion Guild of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave, Hamden, is hosting its Fourth Annual Wine and Beer Tasting on Friday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will be held at the church parish hall. Wines and beers will be provided the event by Mt Carmel Wine and Spirits. Hors d’oeuvres and music will round out a pleasant evening. Proceeds will benefit the church community and the Marion Guild Scholarship Fund. Please contact Angel Lanouette (203) 2816806 or Lynn Crisci (203) 6054277 with questions or to reserve tickets.

Hope for the holidays for the bereaved On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Caritas Christi Center,295 Benham St., Hamden, Sr. Mauryeen O’Brien, OP, Director of Bereaved and Divorced Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford, will lead a program for those who have lost a loved one. Learn how to be part of the holiday season in a quiet, more peaceful way. The morning will conclude with a candlelight memorial service for our deceased loved ones. There is a sug-

gested donation for this program. To register please call (203)281-2569.

New England Harvest Fair The North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., will hold its annual New England Harvest Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature crafts, homemade baked goods and jams, jewelry, large tag sale room, cookie walk, luncheon, and Grandma’s Attic (collectibles attractively displayed). There will be ample free parking, handicapped accessible.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Caritas Christi Center, Hamden, Sr. Mauryeen O’Brien, OP, Director of Bereaved and Divorced Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford will lead a program for those who are separated or divorced. Come together and learn how to move through the holidays in a quiet, more peacefilled way. There is a suggested donation for this pro-

Come start your holiday shopping early. On Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the church will hold its annual Holiday Fair. The fair will feature artisan quality crafts, themed gift baskets, delicious baked goods, jewelry, books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and more. Also featured will be a gold elephant sale and a variety of silent auction items. Lunch will be available, fea-

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Swim team sponsored clothing drive Courtesy of Wendy Marinelli

The North Haven High Girls Swim Team sponsored a clothing drive on Oct. 9. The girls collected gently used clothing items at the North Haven Middle School as a fund raiser to support the swim team. The swim team would like to thank the North Haven residents for their generous donations.


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Debate Continued from page 5 period, resident Raymond Fowler asked how each candidate would balance the needs of town departments without having to raise taxes. “We’ve compressed $2 million in costs out of North Haven in the past 18 months,” Freda responded. “We identify superfluous costs which do not affect the residents and cut them, such as not replacing positions or consolidating positions.” “We have also been working hard to consolidate energy costs,” he added. Spader responded, “We’re already running a bare bones system at town hall, but sometimes, there are still costs that can be avoided. You’ve got to live within your budget, and you’ve got to make sure that town employees are living within theirs. You’ve got to have the wherewithal to say ‘no’ when that special request comes in.” Amato reiterated his idea for a new, full-time economic development position. “It comes down to this,” he said. “We need someone to bring businesses into town.” Speaker Don Clark recalled that Freda had fre-

quently pledged enhanced economic development during his victorious 2009 run for town hall. Clank wondered, two years later, whether Freda’s economic development efforts could be considered successful. “A lot of Freda’s mailers back then did make the promise for economic development,” Spader said. “It turned out to be a lot more difficult to get accomplished in two years.” Freda replied, “There’s no question we’re in difficult economic times, but I just try to compartmentalize that issue. I will work to control what I can control. One thing that differs from town to town is the different levels of the first selectman’s integrating into the business community. We are out there, every day, touting North Haven to the business community.” Gary again called for a fulltime economic development staffer. “I’m not going to make promises — I’m going to make guarantees. We’re going to have a full-time economic development employee in here,” he said. “It’s what they’re going to do full-time. And they’re going to get results, or they won’t be there next year.”


Friday, October 28, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen author Virginia Marangell will sign her books throughout the Festival. On Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Home Depot will have a Kid’s Craft Corner. Bakers are needed for our Home Baked Goods Booth. For crafter and baker information, Ziti Dinner tickets, or any questions call Sr. Catherine at (203) 2484031.

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turing New England comfort foods: homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts, beverages, in addition to the return of the delicious “Thanksgiving on a Bun.” St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at the top of the Green, 3 Trumbull Place in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. Call (203) 239-0156 for more information.

Holiday craft and vendor fair

Police Log Tuesday, Oct. 11 A 28-year-old Cheshire man was arrested at 9 a.m. for burglary 3, and larceny 2, 3, 4 and 5. A 65-year old North Haven man was arrested at 10:15 a.m. for violation of protective order, and threatening. A 20-year-old New Haven man was arrested at 12:47 p.m. for possession of narcotics, and possession of

controlled substance or less than 4 ounces marijuana, drug paraphernalia, illegal manufacture, distribution, sale of prescriptions. A 21-year-old New Haven man was arrested at 12:47 p.m. for operation with registration/license suspended /revoked, illegal manufacture, distribution, sale prescriptions, possession of narcotics.

The First Baptist Church of Wallingford will host a Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Church’s Fellowship Hall, corner of North Main and Church Streets in Wallingford. In addition to a variety of hand crafted items, there will be a fine choice of vendors’ booths. Refreshments, coffee and lunch will be available at reasonable prices throughout the day. For further information call Liz Davis at (203) 265-4187.

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The Holly Berry Festival which benefits the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Retirement Fund is on Friday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham St., Hamden. Both days feature 60 great crafters, many with holiday crafts and gifts, specialty foods, like peppers and sausage, fried dough, homemade clam chowder, homemade breads, cookies and candies. Children and family attractions include: photos with Santa, a fishing pond, face painting, lollipop tree, craft and more. On Friday night from 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy a delicious ziti dinner. Local

Wednesday, Oct. 12 A 30-year-old North Haven man was arrested at 7:58 a.m. for burglary 3, larceny first degree. Thursday, Oct. 13 A 33-year-old West Haven man was arrested at 2:05 a.m. for failure to respond/infraction.

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NORTH HAVEN - Tools, toys, furniture, bed, dressers, other household items. Sat 8-4 & Sun. 1-4. 2 Elliot Ct. NORTH HAVEN. 149 ROCK RD Misc items. Saturday 10/29, 10AM-3PM. Rain or Shine.


CHEVY CAVALIER Z24 2000 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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FORD MUSTANG 2002 6-cyl. Auto. Lazer red w/black interior. 6-disk CD. Air cond. New tires. Under 48k miles. Excellent condition. $6500 860-250-3021 Apply Now 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

SPECIAL NOTICES Cadillac Deville DTS 2002 4 Door Sedan, Automatic Stock# 5518A $8,995

(203) 235-1686 TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF DECISION Please take notice that the following decision was rendered by the North Haven Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Mildred A. Wakeley Community and Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street, in Room #2, at 7:30 PM.



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Approved the application of Pasquale and Gina Porto, Owners and Applicants, relative to 15 Oakwood Drive, (Map 74, Lot 75), per Section, requesting a side yard variance of 4.3' to permit a site yard setback of 5.7' where 10' is required, and requesting a side yard aggregate variance of 3.5' to permit an aggregate side yard of 26.5' where 30' is required. R-20 Zoning District. Subject to conditions.

C H E V Y C O BA L T L S 2 0 0 7 Low miles, Automatic, AC, Clean. Stock #5532A $11,500

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Cadillac DTS 2008 4 Door Sedan, Auto, Low Miles Stock# 5563A $23,995

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HOME SERVICES SHOWCASE Affordable Landscaping


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 28, 2011 AUTOMOBILES

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Jeep Liberty Sport 2006


FORD F-250 2004

NISSAN Sentra 2010 Apply Now 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

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NISSAN ALTIMA 1999 79K ORIGINAL MILES. CREAM PUFF. $4350 FORD Taurus 1997 89k original miles. $1850 (203) 213-1142

NISSAN Altima 2009 2.5S, Sunroof, Power Seats Low Miles $17,991 Stock# C7223A (203) 237-5561

OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 1999 $2,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

GMC SIERRA 2002 DODGE Dakota 2002 Crew Cab, 4x4 LOADED! Stock #TK1016B (203) 630-0088

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JEEP Wrangler Sport 2004 SUV. 4x4. Auto. Black AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. ABS brakes. Dual airbags. Soft Top. Roll bar. Very clean. Low mileage, 50,0000 miles. $14,000.00. Call 860-982-2768

HONDA CIVIC 2009 EX-L, Leather, Navigation $19,491 Stock# C7228 (203) 237-5561

Toyota Sequoia 2003 Hyundai Sonata SE 2005 Smoky iris/grey prem. cloth int., auto, fully loaded, am/fm/cd, alloys, fog lights; 1 OWNER! Bought here & traded-in for a 2011 Sonata! 78K Miles. $9,990

TRUCKS & VANS FORD F350 1999 .3L Diesel Dual Rear Wheels. 4 Wheel Drive. 9’ Utility Body with ladder rack & lift gate. Call Doug for Price (203) 537-1047

4x4, Champagne, tan int., roof rack, full-power, am/fm/cd, POWER SUNROOF, 76k miles. Traded for 2011 Tucson! SALE PRICE $10,990

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MAZDA PROTEGE 2003 “SPEED”: Sunset Orange, 5 spd PW, PL, Tilt, AM/FM/CD, spoiler. Sharp, sporty, good gas mileage! Stock# 12184B $8,990

NISSAN Murano 2009 SL, AWD, Leather, Sunroof $26,991 Stock# C7234 (203) 237-5561

RARE SUV! SR5, 4WD, Champagne, Tan Leather, Pwr. Sunroof, p/w, p/l, p/htd Mirrors, am/fm multi-cd, Roof Rack, Running Boards, Fog Lights, Auto Climate Control, LOADED! Not another one around! Only $13,990!!! (Under 100k) Stock# 111026A

F or d Ec on ol i n e 2 0 0 2 3/4 Ton Cargo Van Stock #A83521 (203) 630-0088

TOYOTA Tacoma Pickup 2003 2.7L, access cab, SR5, bed liner. Cruise, tilt, auto, 60K miles, low use, grandpa's truck! $14,000 OBO. 203-4409963

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GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


Pete In The Pickup


Year Round Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CARPENTRY MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email:

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


GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted


DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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


GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

ANNA’S Special Cleanings Commercial & Residential 50% off 2nd cleaning Call Anna 860-505-7720 POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 KAY & TINA Commercial, Residential, Final Cleans. Disabled reduced rates. Call (203) 935-7237 RELIABLE, Experienced person to clean homes. Detailed cleaning with a personal touch. Over 20 years experience. Excellent refs. Call Beth (203) 639-1870


Pete In The Pickup Year Round Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

PAUL’S MASONRY. New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD YARD Clean-up & LEAF REMOVAL Clean Estates, Attic, Bsmnt, Gar, Appl’s, Furn. & junk removal. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 DE CA LANDSCAPING Patios & Walks Leaf Removal Snow Plowing We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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HEDGE TRIMMING CLEAN-UPS, Mowing, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Clean Gutters. 203-530-4447. FALL CLEANUPS/ LEAF PICKUP Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

JM LAWNCARE Fall Cleanups, Junk Removal, Snow Removal. Comm & Res. Call for free est 860-796-8168 FALL Cleanup, powerwashing, gutter cleaning, leaf raking, grass cutting. Reasonable rates Call Doug 860-621-7602 and 860-919-1519

FALL CLEANUPS Starting Now! NORM THE GARDENER CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460


ENGINEERING MAJOR Pro Concrete Craftsman Pavers, Ret. Walls Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

Is your merchandise "blending in?" Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to whip up some interest among potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:


JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Gutter Cleaning Top Quality Work. CT Reg #616311 203-213-6528

MGW Handyman Service “Have a list of things to do? Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 (203) 886-8029

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678


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

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! FALL Clean-up & LEAF Removal Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances. Free Est 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


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

ACCELERATED LANDSCAPING, INC. Celebrating our 25th year in business! Professional, residential lawn care & landscaping. Call Jim 860-223-3260 HIC #626646 COMMERCIAL and Residential Fall Clean Up, Curbside pickup Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING Curbside Leaf Pickup. Fall cleanups. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/ pruning. Landscape installation. Walkways/patios. HIC # 630132/Insured 860-302-6220

LANDSCAPING MASONRY GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

MASONRY W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email:


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060


PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING PAINTING SPECIALS EXT starting $899. INT starting $125 Ceiling repairs/Popcorn Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864 A+ PAINTING - Professional, quality work. Low rates. Free estimates. No job too small. Anthony 203-814-7661 CT631687 RAINBOW PAINTING Rental Property re-paints, int, ext, commercial. Popcorn ceiling repairs, smoke damage. Powerwashing, wallpaper removal. Quality work at fair prices. HIC#0564831 Scott 203-623-2941 PAINTING Services: Highly professional local company offers affordable rates, quality service, with attention to detail. Background checks for all employees. All interior and exterior painting and finishes, on new and existing commercial and residential structures. Fully insured. HIC #0629204. Prime Coatings 203-915-0620.

A1 QUALITY ROOTER SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203-235-8504, 860-223-1197 or 203-294-1421


V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

Show me your estimate. Guaranteed lower prices! Reg #558927 203-284-0137

Gonzalez Construction

Taking commercial & residential estimates for the 2011/2012 season now! Reg #558927 203-284-0137 PENQUIN Snowplowing. Book now, forecast is for heavy snow. Res & comm. 45 yrs exp. Walkways cleaned, snowblower used. 203-715-8850.

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


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

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


PLUMBING Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060


TILE AGOSTINO’S Tile, LLC Lowest installation prices around. Over 20 yrs exp. Your tile or mine. CT#6069696 Free est. 203 879-8648 or 203-910-9283

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 FREE Clean fill available. Large quantities. Located in Berlin. Call (860) 982-4819 or 860-2233260

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr Service Benny Medina 203-909-1099

GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, Taping, Painting, Power Washing. Comm/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

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


POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

The Powerwashing Kings S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355


CRAZY FALL SPECIALS!!!! Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000

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

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 TREES R US. Tree removal. Very fair prices. We specialize in removal in hard areas. Prompt service. Credit cards accepted. 203-715-8850 #573358 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447

30 AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431


BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Pekingnese, Multi-poo, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+.

Call 860-930-4001

FALL HORSEBACK RIDING Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600

HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593 ONE 5 Month Old Kitten TWO 1 year old Cats and ONE 2 year old Cat Need Homes. 860-385-3396


TROYBILT Leaf Vacuum, Chipper & Shredder with vacuum hose. Model Series 060. New $550. Used once, Asking $400. Call (203) 237-2661


GUTTER White aluminum in good shape. 35 feet long. $50. (203) 376-3416


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 28, 2011 FURNITURE & APPLIANCES COUCH - Sleeper sofa, loveseat size. Light beige. Excellent condition. Asking $250. Call Anthony or Pat 860-628-0069 GLASSES - Varied, Wine, Drinking, Coke. Some Collectibles. $20 for all. Call (203) 440-3919 SOFA & Love seat, both reclining, taupe, $150 or best offer. Chair and a half, recliner, microfiber, taupe $75. Area run, 9x12 with runner and mat, $75. Call after 5:30pm (203) 634-8192 STOVE, electric, $75; refrigerator, $75; washer, $75 & electric dryer, $75. Call (203) 715-1663 WHIRLPOOL Washer, top loader, & Whirlpool Dryer, electric. Both in excellent working condition. $75 Each or Best Offer. Call 860-966-8379

XMAS Items - Box of varied Ornaments, Mugs, Candles, Cookie Jar & More. $20 for all. Call (203) 440-3919

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 8 horsepower Yard Man leaf blower for sale. Asking $250. Please call 860-621-2685.

CHINA - Dinnerware, Bavaria Germany service for four. 32 pieces. Perfect. $25. Chest of drawers. Excellent condition. $50. (203) 237-6807

CONAIR Heated Bubbling Foot bath. 3 settings. Vibrates. Never opened. Good deal. Please call 203-269-3517. Asking $20 FRAMING table/artist work table. 4 feet by 8 feet, wood with shelving underneath. Business is moving, please take away by 10/28. Free. 203248-8177. HOT Tub, Gulf Coast, hardly used, 50+ jets, seats 6. Maintained by local spa company. $1750. (203) 440-3940 LEER Cap with racks. Fits Toyota Tacoma or any 6 ft. bed. $150 or best offer. Serious buyers only! Call (203) 284-8423

MADE In USA Wonder Woman Costume. Size 12/14. $25. Call (860) 621-1472


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Home decor/furnishings New Fashion Jewelry & Charms Locally Handcrafted Items Truly Affordable, Truly Unique 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift With Every Purchase M-F 10:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-2

Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900 81x130 – Reg $121,500 Now $103,900 Source # 1N0 866-609-4321

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT $215/CORD. Seasoned firewood. Free delivery for most areas. Call 203-927-2681 ALL HARDWOOD SUPER CLEAN Seasoned Firewood. Pick up or local delivered $220 /cord. Discount over 2. $135 half cord. Mike (203) 631-2211 ALL HARDWOOD SUPER CLEAN Seasoned Firewood. Pick up or local delivered $220 /cord. Discount over 2. $135 half cord. Mike (203) 631-2211

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT ALL Hardwood, 2 Cord Minimum $200 and $225 For a Single cord. 203-376-2805. SEASONED hardwood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in (mostly 18). $225/cord; $145/half cord. 203-294-1775.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ANNALEE Dolls, made in USA, mint condition. Also creche, approx 18x13x9” tall. Call 203599-0011 CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS German & Japanese war souvenirs. Civil war items. Anything military. Top Prices Paid. Walt Shamock 203-237-6575

RETIREMENT Sale! 5,000 sq ft of Antiques, collectibles, furniture, household, records, paper items, depression glass, pottery, toys, jewelry, craft suppl, vintage ads & more. Everything must go incl fixtures. 50% off sale, fill-a-bag-deals, lot discounts. Dealers OK. Wed-Fri 12-5; Sat & Sun,9-3. Business to close 11/27. Newfield Antiques, 60 Tuttle Road, Middletown, CT 860-635-4385

WWII Military Items 203-238-3308 WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equip. 860-707-9350

WANTED TO BUY WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm.

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

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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


L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1575 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688 MERIDEN COLONIAL 3BR, 1 bath. refrigerator, stove. WD hookup. Off street parking. 1st mo & sec dep. $1250 + utils. No pets. (203) 238-9379 SOUTHINGTON. Avail approx mid Nov. Colonial style, 3 BRs, large LR, DR, eat-in kit, full bsmt, nice yard. No pets. Good condition. $1500/mo plus util. Call (860) 628-8386 WALLINGFORD 4 rm house. 2 BR, 1 bath. Washer/dryer, refrig/ stove. Avail. 1st of month. $1,200/mo + utilities. Sec. dep. & refs req’d. Call 203-265-3605.


MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853 SOUTHINGTON 2 BR 1 1/2 Bth Townhouse; cair; basement; w/w carp; private deck; no pets. $1100/mo. 860-628-8811

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108

CHESHIRE: Lg downstairs 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Rt 10, minutes from I-691. Outside patio, on-site laundry, off street parking. $850.00, incl. heat & hot water. Sec. & references. No pets. Call 203-583-6943.

Flanders West Apts Southington

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.


Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711


OPEN HOUSE SUN 1-4 69 Northside Drive, North Haven

HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER Large 1BR, Large kitchen. hardwood flrs, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $850/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 2 bedrm 2nd floor, off Street parking, $750. plus security, on Vine Street. Call 203-427-3566 MERIDEN - 3BR apt, 2nd flr, Stove & refrig, Small pet ok. Off st parking. Security dep req. $875. Call 203-623-5033 MERIDEN - 4BR, 2nd & 3rd flr. Back deck. $1100/mo. Gas heat, w/d hookup. Off st. parking. Refs, sec. dep & credit check req’d. Cottage St. 203-494-5732 MERIDEN - ATRIUM 2 BR, 1st Fl. 1.5 Baths. Newly remodeled. Hdwd & Tile Flrs. All new! Pool. $900. 1 mo sec. Easy hwy access. 203-634-1314 MERIDEN - Cook Ave. 3BR remodeled 3rd flr. New carpet, new paint, Off-st-parking. Sect 8 approved. $1250/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN - Cook Ave. 3BR remodeled 3rd flr. New carpet, new paint, Off-st-parking. Sect 8 approved. $1250/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN -1 & 2 BR apts. Heat, HW included. Starting at $850. Call (203) 376-2160 or (203) 213-6175 MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2nd Fl. Prescott St, 2 family house. Off st parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. Call (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR Apt. 1st Fl. 75 Warren New kitchen. New tile bathroom, hdwd flrs. No pets! Call 203-440-2745 $800/mo.

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 1/2 BR, 5 rms. Newly renovated. Stove & refrig, Heat & HW incl. $850. 203-715-3647 or 917-921-7469 MERIDEN 2 BR 2nd Floor $800 1 BR 3rd Floor $675 Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Offst parking. Appls. WD Hkup. Sec 8 Appr. No pets. 203-379-7817 MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment. Recently Remodeled. New windows. Stove & Refrigerator. Heat& HW included. $750/ month. 1 mo sec. 203- 671-8291 MERIDEN 2BR 5 Rms, 1st fl. All newly remodeled. Off st parking. No pets. Call for appointment. $900 + sec. 203 238-2412 MERIDEN 3 BR 63 Cherry St.,2nd Fl. Clean. Lg Fam Rm. Washer & Gas Dryer Hookup. Lg. Deck. Off St Parknig. $1050 /Mo. 2 Mos Sec. 203 494-2147

REDUCED TO $259,900. 3BR, 2 bath, completely remodeled cape in desirable neighborhood. Move in condition. Tracey Fiasconaro to host

Jamie Grace, Realtor, 203-215-5349 William Raveis RE APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 BR, 2 full baths, new kitchen. Handicap access. Stove & refrig included. Section 8 approved. Avail 11/1. 203-927-6359 or 860-510-6338 MERIDEN 3BR, 1st flr apt, newly remodeled. Front porch, off st. parking. W/D hookup. $975 + sec. 63 Wood St. Avail. immediately. Call Natalie 203-671-2672

MERIDEN 3BR, 3rd Floor. New carpeting/flooring. Newly painted. Off street parking. $800/ mo + sec. Section 8 approved. 73 Twiss St. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 3 BR. Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrig. $1000/mo + sec. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Section 8 approved. 860-347-2992 MERIDEN One 4 BR Apartment. Stove & Refrigerator. One 7 Rm Apt. 1 1/2 baths. Attached Garage Stove & Refrigerator. 203-238-3908 MERIDEN Studio & 1 BR Apts Starting at $550 per month plus utilities On busline. No pets. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $625 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 2nd flr, 4 rms, 2 BRs. $800/mo. $1200 deposit. Clinton St. No credit check! John 203-213-7429 MERIDEN-1BR apt, $700 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-3BR w/garage in backyd. Clean & quiet dead-end st. W/D included. Heat & HW incld. Great loc! Pet ok. $1,400. Section 8 approved. Call 860-426-9819 MERIDEN-Cottage St, $850, 1st flr, 1 BR w/Victorian charm, w/d avail, no pets. Sec & ref. Call Andrea at Maier Property Management, 203-235-1000. MERIDEN. 1 & 2 BR apts, and 2 BR Townhouse avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 238-1977 Re/Max Professionals MERIDEN. 3 BR apt, like new, off street parking, washer/ dryer hookups. $1250/mo, no pets. 203-537-0360 MERIDEN. 3 BR, off st parking, w/d hookup, new carpet & paint, front porch, appliances. $900/mo. Sec & ref. Section 8 approved. (203) 687-2032 MERIDEN. 4 BR, kit, LR, 2 full baths, w/w carpet. Need references. Section 8 approved. 203-537-9093 MERIDEN. Walk in ground level 3 BR apt, w/d hookup, off st parking, $850/mo. Call (203) 814-7661

APARTMENTS FOR RENT PLAINVILLE Spacious 3 BR. New appliances, flooring, big yard. No pets. $1150/mo. (860) 357-5704 SOUTHINGTON - 4rms, 2 BRs, 2nd flr. Newly remodeled. Off st. parking. Central location. $850/ mo. 1st & last mo. sec, plus utilities. No pets. Background check. Avail. 11/1. Call (860) 681-8316 SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $975 per mo includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike. WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2BRs. Starting at $695-$915. Call (203) 376-2160 or 203-2136175 WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom, 1st floor, YMCA area, off street parking. No pets. Recently redecorated. $875 + utilities. 203-915-9919 WALLINGFORD - Modern spacious 1 & 2 bedrms, nice area, off st parking. Plus 1 month sec. No pets. Avail 11/1. 203284-2077 or 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD 1BR - Large rooms, 2nd floor of a 2 story house, off-str pkg, avail now, $850/month incl utils. 203-5301840 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 5 Rooms in Two-Family 2nd Floor, Off Street Parking No Pets. Credit Check $850 + utilities. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2 BR apts, 1st & 2nd Floor. Appliances included. W/D hookups. Off st. parking. No pets. Must have good credit. $900 each. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 2 BR apts, 1st & 2nd Floor. Appliances included. W/D hookups. Off st. parking. No pets. Must have good credit. $900 each. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st flr, very neat & clean, Appl., laundry hook ups, off street parking, 1 mo sec., 1 yr lease, $900/mo. N/S. N/P. 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric incl. $850. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Pvt entrance. Off st parking. $850/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD So. Whittlesey Ave. 3 Rms/1 BR. 3rd Fl. Appls & utils incl. No smoking. No pets. Credit check, sec. & refs. $750. 203-269-8498 or 203-640-0914 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sunporch. No pets/smoking. $850/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg


Friday, October 28, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT


MERIDEN: 2BR APT, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, eat-in kitchen. 270 Elm St. $775 Must see!!! 203-996-9810

AUTOMOTIVE Full Time A Tech. Foreign car experience. Excellent wages & benefits. Call 203-284-8989

CHESHIRE-$259,900 Lovely 2BR 2BA ranch w/open LR, cath ceiling & FP, dining room, hardwood flrs, seasonal porch & LL family room. Sue Farone 203265-5618

MERIDEN. Priced to sell, nice 6rm raised ranch featuring 3br, kit, LR, DR, 1.1 baths, lower level finished, 2car garage on a nice lot. Offered for $149,900! Call Sue Farone for all the details. 203-265-5618

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www.durham NORTHFORD. 3 bdrm, 2 bath condo! Peaceful country setting. End unit. Newer roof, ht wtr htr & fridge. Call Deb 203619-3323. Wm Raveis RE WOLCOTT 2 bdrm., 2 1/2 baths. Garage, 2 decks, FP, Cent A/C, close to swim,fish,walking trails, and schools. Proff community. Approx. 1200 Sq. ft., 20 Wolf Hill Rd. Unit 10E Low taxes. Spacious. Townhouse. Well-maintained. Price reduced. $ 175,900. Call 860919-3241.



AEROSPACE Job shop looking for a CMM Inspector to start on 2nd shift part time. Should have 3 years experience performing final and in-process inspection. Should be familiar with all standard inspection equipment, micro-hite, gages, etc. Must have CMM programming experience, blueprint reading, shop math and GD&T skills. Some layout skills would be a plus. A l s o l o o ki n g t o f i l l a f i r s t s h i f t Shipping and Receiving posi tion. Some heavy lifting and forklift operation required. Send resumes to: AcuCut Inc. 200 Town Line Road Southington, CT 06489

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WALLINGFORD 25 Ridgenoll Rd. For sale by owner. Reduced to $219,900 and looking at offers. Split Level. Wood Stove Insert in Living Room Fireplace. 3-4 bedrooms. New Oversized Garage. 4 Season Rear Porch overlooking private yard. Call 203-269-0295 To schedule a private showing

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WALLINGFORD-$289,900 This impressive 4/br col features new roof, newer kit, fp in lr, sunroom w/hot tub pool patio, 2nd fl deck with new trex decking and what a view. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

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AUTO Mechanic needed. F/T, $12.00+ Must have own tools. Apply M-F 280 N. Colony St. Wallingford

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-213-2054 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN-$100 per week. Clean, safe, 1st floor. Furnished room, utils incl. Share kit & bath. 203238-3369. Leave message. WALLINGFORD Lovely Furnished Room Prestige location. Everything you may need or want. Call 203-269-8166 for details.


or in person at: 990 Northrup Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

CAD Operator/Engineering Clerk Full Time individual to prepare, revise and maintain CAD drawings library. Build and maintain bills of materials. Must have Autocad and Microsoft Office experience. Solidworks experience a plus. Apply in person: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 CARPENTER With at least 10 yrs exp. Must be familiar w/ all phases of Carpentry. Must have tools & reliable trans. Call John 860-426-1578 CLERICAL Position Flexible Hours! Seeking a reliable person for part time work. Will train you for Basic Office Duties. $10-$11/hour 4-6 Hours per week to start. Send resume to Pam Swain @ Perfectemp Inc. By e-mail: Fax:860-620-1789

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ATTITUDE OVER RESUME Fall rush is here & we need you! 25 openings must be filled immediately! ● Customer Service/ Appt Setter ● Manager Trainees Must be 18 or older with good attitude.

CALL TODAY, START TOMORROW! $500.00 Base (860) 329-0316

Do you have OCD? Have thoughts that you wish you could stop? Feel compelled to do things? Please call about our studies. Earn up to $400. Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 (HIC 614, 2100, 3626)

DRIVER UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for a local Class A CDL Driver at our Stoughton, MA location. Req. include w/haz-mat and tanker endorsements, must have a clean driving record and good communication skills. UNITED offers an attractive benefit package. Qualified candidates should apply at UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES is an equal opportunity employer.

DRIVERS CDL A’s Lily Dedicated Logistics, Cheshire, CT area, has opportunities for Full Time and Part Time employment. Potential applicants must have min. 2 years verifiable experience, pass all DOT requirements, clean MVR. We also send out for your PSP report. We travel the N. England, NYC, NY, NJ, PA, Del. palletized freight, 24/7 operation. Mileage, stop, delay pay, safety bonuses program, salary 42-60K, 401k w/company contribution, vacation, holiday pay, health, dental, prescription and life ins plans. Home Daily late model equipment. If you want to become part of the Lily Team, Please call 203-271-5468 Fax 203-271-5495 email EOE DRIVERS: Start up to $.41/mi. Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR Exp. Req. Equipment you’ll be proud to drive! (888)247-4037

HVAC Technician Full Time to start immediately. S-2 or B-2 Licenses. 10 Years Experience Required. Must Pass Drug Test. Will pay more than your current job. F. F. Hitchcock Co., Inc. 264 Sandbank Road Cheshire, CT. Please fax resumes to (203) 272-9241 or stop in for interview.

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 30 HR. INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL To work in academic classrooms and/or resource room providing support to students with learning disabilities who require/use Assistive Technology to complete their work. The candidate must have a strong technology background, demonstrate the ability to learn new student technology programs under the guidance of the Special Education teacher, show initiative, and be able to work independently within the school environment. Experience working with high school aged students is most desirable. High school diploma. Two years beyond high school preferred. CLOSING DATE: November 9, 2011 (4:00 p.m.) SEND LETTER OF INTENT & CURRENT RESUME:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410

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LMG, Inc. 811 Middle St. Middletown, CT 06457 MANUFACTURING Manufacturing seeks the following: ✬Experienced Shippers ✬Assemblers ✬CNC Operators (1st and 2nd Shift) F/T, P/T, 4 day work week. Apply in person: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457

Dental Assistant Full Time Position in Wallingford available for Experienced Dental Assistant. Hours are Mon & Tues 7:15-6:30 Thurs 7:15-4: 30 Fri 7:15-12:30 Please fax resume to 203-269-0828 or email

Medical Transcriptionist (Bilingual-Spanish) Part time per diem position to translate records for physical/occupational therapy and Birth-to-Three patients at our busy outpatient clinic in Meriden. Contact: Beverly Malinowski at (203)237-7835, extension 23 or send resume to


ADULTS – PART TIME Come join our fast growing team of adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for an hour to two in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in a permanent route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

Certified Nursing Assistants Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CNA candidates for a 19 ½ hour per week position at the middle school level. CNA Certification required. $10.25 per hour. Apply on-line through our website


(203) 634-3933 HELP WANTED


DISPATCHER For cab company. Must be able use computer & be active. Call 860-793-0300


HVAC TECHNICIAN LMG is a mechanical contracting company based in Middletown CT. Due to recent growth, we are seeking an HVAC Tech. Must have a Mech/Journeyman License and a minimum of five (5) years working experience in high end residential and light commercial (HVAC chiller, plumbing, pipefitting and /or mechanical equipment service) industry. Must also have a valid driver’s license and appropriate license to work with refrigerants. This person must be a selfstarter who can work independently. Satisfactory verbal and written communication skills are required.


Instructor needed Call 203-235-6386 ext. 18. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented individual for front desk work with good office & keyboarding skills, excellent phone etiquette and knowledge of a windows based computer system. Experience is desired but not required. Part time work. Please email to: donna@ NATIONAL FILTER MEDIA Industrial sewing machine operator. Must have experience. M-F, 6:30am - 3:00pm. Benefits; 401K. Apply in person 9 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford PIZZA HUT® IS NOW HIRING AL L P O S I T IO NS . Benefits include: Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Training, Health Insurance, 401K Plan, Paid Vacation, Weekly Paycheck and Career Advancement. Management candidates must pass a credit & criminal background check according to company standards and delivery driver requirements. Delivery drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, an automobile, automobile insurance and a safe driving record. EOE. APPLY ON-LINE AT WWW.JOBSATPIZZAHUT.COM

P/T Accounting Clerk: Prepare client invoices using QuickBooks and support to Finance Dept 2+ years accounting exp. required. Email resume PAINTERS-Commercial 5+ yrs exp. Need valid DL, own transp. Must pass background check. Call 860 224-7366. EOE PTE Energy of Plainville, CT is currently seeking: Energy Analyst: F/T. Perform commercial energy audits, analyze & enter data into utility based software. Will train. Sales Representative: Generate leads & sales for the utility’s Energy Conservation programs. Pay is comm. based. 860-747-6037 RESTAURANT - All positions! Apply in person at Zingarella, 83 West Main St., Planstville, Thurs/Fri 3-6, Sat. 12-3. SALES: Need reliable people to set appts at local Sears stores. P/T. Earn up to & over $12-$14 (base + bonus). No Telemarketing. Call 800-379-8310. Seniors Welcome! EOE/AA.

We’re Hiring! Do you have excellent communication skills? Have you previous sales experience? Are you a stay at home mom, a student, a retiree, an artist, looking for some extra work....this could be an opportunity for you! donorworx inc. is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic representatives to promote the Save the Children Child Sponsorship Program at Westfield Meriden in Meriden and Westfield Connecticut Post in Milford during the months of November and December. Excellent starting hourly rate of $13.50 - $16.60 with performance related pay plan and fast promotion opportunities for the right candidates. Paid training provided. Apply NOW at in the JOBS section

WRECKER DRIVERS All Shifts. Priority to certified or experienced. Medical card required. Apply: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave.


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 28, 2011

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6’x4’ Steel frame. Goal-Rebounder-Target



10-28-2011 North Haven Citizen  

North Haven Citizen published 10-28-2011

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