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Volume 6, Number 52

Friday, December 30, 2011

Column — Looking back at 2011 in North Haven

North Haven Fire Chief Vincent Landisio addresses the audience during his department’s September Eleventh 10-year-observation ceremony on Sept. 11, 2011, during which the department commemorated local firefighters who responded to the 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan.

By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

For North Haven and municipalities across the country, 2011 was a time to proceed forward while looking back. National economic turmoil which began several years ago continued to have an ongoing affect. North Haven’s Grand List declined marginally, and Board of Finance members spent much time debating cost of municipal employee health insurance after Anthem Blue Cross’ enormous coverage price tag of the previous year. But there were also auspicious financial developments in 2011. A smattering of new, small businesses opened in North Haven and, despite setbacks, Devine Street is still poised to receive a large-scale healthcare facility, be it with Yale-New Haven Hospital or not. This year brought municipal elections, and North Haven’s races once

again featured faces new and old. While Democratic Town Committee member Walter Spader challenged incumbent Republican Michael Freda for local government’s top spot, it

was former town clerk/tax collector Alan Sturtz who surprisingly found himself as the minority selectmen after voters reelected Freda in landslide fashion.

Gary Amato, mainstay of municipal meeting public comment portions, ran for First Selectman as an Independent candidate, gaining exposure while helping to transform what could have been an unopposed Freda campaign into a three-way race. Once again, coverage of a town election by community blogger Chris Peterson drew many visitors to his

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Co-captains lead NHHS to 6-1 romp By Kevin Pataky and Kyle Swartz North Haven Citizen Contributor

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Senior co-captain Mike Andreucci scores in the first period. For more game photos, see page 17.

Senior co-captains Tyler DeMartin and Mike Andreucci led North Haven High School’s varsity hockey team with two goals and two assists apiece as the Indians defeated the Brookfield-Bethel-Danbury Co-op Team 6-1 at the Northford Ice Pavillion last Friday. “Mike and Tyler have been working very well together,” said NHHS hockey head coach Tom Roche on Dec. 28. “We’ve been rotating some other players around on the lines, but those two work well together on the same line.”

The Icecats scored quickly in the opening period to take a 1-0 lead, but North Haven tallied two goals by the period’s end for a 2-1 advantage. “The kids were nervous and came out slow because it was our first home game, with the crowd and everything,” Roche said. “But then the team started settling down and playing well.” NHHS got three unanswered goals in the second and added their sixth score in the final period to win their second game of the season, against one loss. “Mike Andreucci got back-to-back goals in the second within three minSee Hockey, page 17

Citizen photos by Kyle Swartz and Michael Torelli

North Haven High School Project Green Group president Andrew Ladtuko cuts the ceremonial ribbon for the school’s new solar panels as Clean Energy Task Force chairman Hugh Davis looks on.


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

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that they can apply in their everyday life. Girls learn about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Over the course of a Girl Scout’s life, she’ll apply these skills in her day-to day activities, helping to make the world a better place. The proceeds from Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s cookie program stay in Connecticut and directly benefit all of the Girl Scouts in Connecticut, including the Girl Scout troop or group from which the cookies were purchased. Girl Scout supporters who purchase a box of cookies are investing in girl-led and girlcentered programming that helps girls discover their personal best; connect with others to build healthy relationships; and take action in their communities to make the world a better place. They are investing in a future generation of strong, confident women who can change the world. The popular Cookies for Heroes program is back this year. Last year, over 120,000 boxes were sent to our service women and men, and this







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website — northhavenway. Peterson’s blog turned three years old in 2011 and continued to be emblematic of how residents can directly affect their town’s politics and culture with modern mediums in the 21st century. Much of the fervor which brewed in response to new superintendent Dr. Robert Cronin’s proposed changes to local schools’ special-ed programs began first on The North Haven Way, spilling over into one of the most emotionally charged public meetings in recent years. While 2011 was, like most years, not short on controversies, it also contained many heartening moments which make one look forward to what 2012 will bring. Success of toy and food drives reminded individuals about the real meaning behind holiday seasons. Clintonville Elementary School replaced its rusted, often-flooded playground with a brand new facility, named after beloved former teacher and mentor, Carmela Paradis. Town Police Chief James X. DiCarlo retired and his replacement was Deputy Police Chief Thomas McLoughlin, who gained promotion up one spot to take over the department. And so, as we at the North Haven Citizen once again look back at a year’s worth of headlines, we have chosen a number of stories which we believed most defined the local year that was 2011:

Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz

Outside North Haven’s recreational center, a skid loader moves snow leftover from Jan. 12’s massive snowstorm.

January Tire pond closing plans approved, with reservations The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s plans for capping off State Street’s 36.5-acre tire pond, which is believed to contain approximately 30 million illegally dumped tires, caused objection from some locals. Soil to be used for capping the area was protested. As the site is legally considered a landfill, state representatives wanted to utilize soil suitable for “commercial/industrial” use, rather than dirt appropriate for residential projects. Such “commercial/industrial” may contain trace amounts of pollutants. Planning and Zoning officials ultimately approved the DEP proposal for the tire pond.

North Haven library celebrates 10 years in new building North Haven’s Memorial Library commemorated its decade anniversary in a new structure at 17 Elm Street.

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‘First in state’ in snow is not a coveted designation Multiple snowstorms in a short timeframe dumped record amounts of wintry precipitation on the town. North Haven led Connecticut for the Jan. 12 storm with 30 inches. Subsequent freezing rain and continued storms left massive snow piles across the town, and state, for several days. Board of Finance discusses options for health insurance A year after Anthem Blue Cross’ hefty price increase for North Haven’s municipal employee health insurance coverage defined the local budget season, BOF members began what would become a lengthy conversation about attaining cheaper coverage, perhaps from a different carrier. Eventually, Anthem came back with a cheaper coverage package, which board members accepted.


Grand List declines, Freda still upbeat On the Oct., 2010 Grand List, North Haven’s total taxable property amount of $2.827 billion represented a 0.28 percent decrease from 2009’s figure of $2.835 billion. While taxable real estate and motor vehicles actually increased, a sharp decline in taxable personal property, which town officials attributed to new state exemption rules, led to the Grand List drop-off. “I’ve been to Hartford many times and I keep telling them, ‘You’ve got to be more business-friendly,’” said Freda, then entering his second year in top town office. “I think the exemptions are part of that.” “I see progress here even though it’s a loss,” he added. “Last year, the Grand List

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was off $1.46 million in taxable revenue. This year it’s off approximately $48,000.” LoPresti elected to chair Economic Development During the first Economic Development Commission meeting of 2011, Richard Lo-

Presti was elected chairman, bringing over 30 years of experience in housing management, as well as business and economic development. Freda’s quote in Citizen interview discussed Discussion at the Feb. 3 Board of Selectmen meeting concerned clarification of remarks made by Freda. Third

Citizen photo by Howard Eckels

A North Haven fireman puts up warning tape, closing off the driveway that led to a garage which collapsed under snow’s weight on its roof. Last winter saw record-setting snowfall in North Haven.

selectman Steve Fontana asked Freda about an interview he did in the Jan. 7 Citizen. “You mentioned that when some people come to ask you questions at the Board of Selectman or Board of Finance meetings, they should ‘proceed with caution,’” Fontana said. “That concerned me, because I think each of us . . . has been pretty much in favor of free speech and promoting debate.” Freda responded, “What I said in the newspaper, because the writer asked me a specific question about people coming up to the microphone, is ‘We’re going to treat people with a great deal of respect.’ I’ve said it time and time again — we will stay here all night answering questions. We enjoy professional discourse. But what I said was there are a few, a very small minority, that choose to come up to the microphone and play games.” “I said, ‘You might want to proceed with caution’ because I will hold them publicly accountable for any misinformation that’s spread here in town,” he continued. “When we draw a distinction,

if we don’t have any games up here, with people trying to discredit people, defame people, then this is going to be a great Board of Selectman format. Everybody will be treated with respect, including those that come up and play games.” New superintendent hired for schools to start April 1 The Board of Education hired Region 14 school district superintendent Dr. Robert D. Cronin as North Haven’s new superintendent. Since 2006, Cronin has been atop Region 14’s 2,000-student education system. From 2001 to 2006, he was superintendent of Naugatuck’s 5,000-student public schools, after serving as the municipality’s assistant superintendent from 1996 to 2001. Cronin also held Naugatuck’s Director of Special Services position from 19921999, and was principal of Naugatuck’s Salem Elementary School from 1987 to 1992. He has a Ph. D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut, and a Sixth Year certificate and M.A. in School Psychology from Southern Connecticut

University. Cronin’s annual North Haven salary is $165,000.

March New Police: New Haven’s loss is North Haven’s gain Three New Haven police officers laid off amidst budget crunches were hired by North Haven’s police department, aiding local finances and safety, according to officials. Due to recessionary times, North Haven decision-makers had frozen local police department vacancies left in 2010. Cut by New Haven, officers who possess years of professional experience represented savings for North Haven — the town avoided paying for a 22-week police academy course and 13 weeks of field training for each individual. In bypassing academy payments and overtime charges, local police commissioner Joseph D’Errico estimated, the town could save approximately $130,000 to $150,000. “Christmas came early for North See 2011, next page 1181772

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Haven this year,” he said March 14. “It’s a win-win situation.” Librarian’s quilt is a tribute honoring all veterans Hanging in North Haven’s library, a patriotic quilt crafted by former library technical assistant Rose Massari by represented her enthusiasm for America’s veterans. Massari started work on the quilt in October 2009, and finished in May 2010. The quilt hung on a wall on the library’s main floor, directly across from the reference desk, next to the flags. It consisted of an Americana theme. Each block and square consisted of stars and stripes, small flags, an eagle. The colors red, white and blue were prevalent throughout, including on the borders. Police Chief announces March 31 retirement after 38 years At North Haven’s March 22 Police Commission meeting, Police Chief James X. DiCarlo announced his retirement, effective March 31, after al-

Citizen photos by Kyle Swartz

Local officials read to Clintonville Elementary School classrooms as part of Read Across America and in early celebration of Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday. At left, North Haven Democratic Town Committee Chairman Peter Criscuolo. At right, Republican Probate Judge Michael Brandt. most 38 years of department service in various roles. “I just felt it was the right time to retire,” DiCarlo said. “I will never forget my experiences here.”

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North Haven firefighters douse foam on a tractor trailer tanker which overturned between exits 12 and 13 on 91N in North Haven on March 8. The accident occurred approx. a quarter mile north of the Bassett Rd. overpass.

2011 Continued from page 5 surrounding the discovery of a 41-year-old man’s body at Wharton Brook State Park. Later, the man’s death was ruled suicide by way of selfstrangulation. Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz


Readers’ commentary: Rose Massari’s quilt hangs in North Haven’s Memorial face to face with Joshua Library to honor American veterans.

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Community welcomes McLoughlin as new Police Chief

Former Deputy Police Chief Thomas McLoughlin was unanimously chosen to succeed DiCarlo. McLoughlin started as a cadet and held every rank in the North Haven police department. He

holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. “I am inheriting a great group of dedicated men and women from a fine department. We have a great reputation in the New Haven area and in the state,” McLoughlin said of his promotion. “Chief Jim DiCarlo has been my coach, counselor, mentor and friend all these years.” Mr. North Haven pageant a lasting town tradition By capturing the title of Mr. North Haven 2011, North Haven High School senior Jamaal Sancho continued a local tradition of camaraderie, talent and fundraising which dates back over 20 years. Community effort nets free solar panels for high school North Haven’s Clean Energy Task Force members, NHHS recycling club Project Green Group and other local individuals collaborated in signing up enough residents for clean power alternatives to earn free panels from the

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. “We have two important symbolisms here today,” said Clean Energy Task Force chair Hugh Davis. “One — this represents the necessary drive toward renewable energy sources. Two — this is a testament to the work and cooperation of people who came together to move this forward.” “I want to give special thanks to [third selectmen] Steve Fontana. He guided us and counseled us, all unpaid,” Davis added. “To the Project Green kids — you were amazing.”

May Max Sinoway opens 60th little league season North Haven’s Max Sinoway Little League opening day in 2011 marked 60 years of Max Sinoway baseball in town. “The biggest impact for me is the number of people who stay with the league year after year and continue to give back to it,” said league president John MacDonnell of the association’s six-decade milestone. “It’s not just about the sport

of baseball, but what it also represents in terms of sportsmanship and community.” Budget passes, voter turnout low By 312 votes — 1,029 to 717 — residents passed North Haven’s proposed $84.09 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 at referendum on May 17. North Haven’s mill rate increased by .35, bumping the current mill rate of 26.18 up to 26.53. As the average assessed home value in town is $211,854, according to Freda, such a change equated to an average annual tax increase of $70 for each household. The budget incorporated $1.29 million in approved capital requests, including new municipal fire and refuse trucks to replace outdated vehicles, $80,000 for police department cruisers and $25,000 for roads and drainage projects. United Nations ambassador visits Green Acres After Green Acres Elementary School volunteer and North Haven resident

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In his first-ever varsity start, NHHS sophomore starting pitcher Zack Brown pitched a complete game, four-hit shut out on April 11 for the varsity Indians’ first win in 2011.


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In Town Green on May 2, after news of Osama bin Laden’s death, someone decorated the memorial for Edward R. Vanacore, a North Haven native who perished in the Twin Towers, and others killed in the 9/11 attacks, which were partly organized by bin Laden.

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Kathy Farroelly read an essay by Green Acres fifth grader Haein Kang about wanting to be a United Nations digni-

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Above, a Max Sinoway little leaguer elevates to highfive the bobcat mascot of Quinnipiac University, who attended opening day on May 7. tary, Farroelly spoke with Ivan Barbalic, whom her family had housed 20-plus years ago as an exchange student. Barbalic had grown up to become ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations in Manhattan, and he visited Kang’s classroom on May 13 after Farroelly’s invitation. “We want to make sure that people all over our

world, when they make dreams for their young, their young can attain those dreams,” Barbalic said of UN ambassadors. “That’s what makes the United Nations so exciting.” PTA Council note before referendum raises questions A note sent home with students of North Haven’s education system before town

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Ivan Barbalic, ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations in Manhattan, is given a thankyou gift by Green Acres Elementary School student Haein Kang, after the diplomat visited her classroom on May 13. referendum on May 17 left some locals questioning whether the one-page document had been intended to sway voters toward budget approval. However, a North Haven PTA council representative said the note was intended only as an unbiased explanatory text, and has been disseminated annually for years because enough residents request such data. Placed in local teachers’ mailboxes prior to referen-

dum, the note contained two main sections. The top segment — entitled, “A YES vote for this proposed budget will preserve” — details services which presumably would be safeguarded by budget passage, all written in italics, such as “High school elective programs,” “Staffing for all levels” and “Athletics for all levels.” Underneath that portion

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New Year’s Day hike — A New Year’s Day hike will take place at Sleeping Giant Park, Hamden. Meet at the bulletin board by the kiosk near the park entrance at 1:30 p.m. The hike will involve traveling over uneven, rocky terrain, possibly with a degree of rock scrambling. Hikers should be in good physical condition. Dress warmly and wear comfortable, supportive shoes, with good traction. Dogs are not permitted on the hike.



NARFE — The NARFE Chapter 257 January monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. All active and retired federal workers are invited to attend. Guest speaker will be Rosemary Resler of


Nook workshop — The North Haven Memorial Library will hold a workshop for Nook owners at 2:30 p.m. in the community room. Please call the library to register at (203) 239-5803.



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Hamden Art League — The Hamden Art League will host Kathy Anderson who will present a demonstration and talk entitled Painting Flowers from Life. The meeting will be held at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Socializing and a brief business meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by the artist’s presentation from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

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Community Suppers

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 locat-

ed 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.

Invitation to Tot Shabbat Congregation Mishkan Israel invites families with children six years and under to a Tot Shabbat on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 a.m. The celebrations of Shabbat are a wonderful opportunity for families with preschool aged children to get to know each other and enjoy a morning of blessings, stories, food and fun. A pot luck lunch, coordinated by Mishkan Israel Families and Young Adults (MIFYA) immediately follows. Congregation Mishkan Israel is a reform synagogue located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, contact the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877.

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011 There is a suggested donation for this session. To register please call (203) 2812569.

Temple Beth Sholom announces L’Chaim lecture Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden, announces a free “L’Chaim Lecture” dealing with the aging process. This lecture, sponsored by the Temple, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Temple and will feature gerontologist Donna B. Fedus who will speak on “Aging and Family Dynamics.” Join gerontologist Donna Fedus from The Consultation Center, Yale University School of Medicine to consider the issues, and learn ways to avoid some of the pitfalls and make the most of this new stage of life. The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For information about the lecture or Temple Beth Sholom, contact the Temple office at (203) 288-7748.

Spiritual Book Club

On Monday, Jan. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, Sr. Virginia Herbers will present Part 4 of the program, What Jesus Asked of God and Satan.

On Thursday, Jan. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, Sr. Patricia


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is a second section, labeled, “If defeated the following are positions and unmandated programs that may be affected.” Possible education repercussions from budget failure listed here include, “Additional reductions in classes at the elementary level, class sizes of 28, 29, and 30 in the elementary grades,” “Reductions to athletic teams (FR. And JV levels, creative learning, and all extra-curricular activities programs and clubs” and “Additional reductions to electives at the high school.” Nowhere on the note were

Cigrand will lead a six-week discussion of the book The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. Inspired by Rembrandt’s painting titled the “Prodigal Son,” Nouwen gives us the fruit of his meditation on each of the key figures in the parable. There is a suggested donation for this program which includes the book. This club will meet for six Thursdays, Jan. 12 to Feb. 16. To register please call (203) 281-2569 or visit There will also be a day meeting for this club on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. The daytime book club will meet for six Wednesdays from Jan. 25 to Feb. 29. Please register.

Film Study: Seabiscuit On Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, Jim Pepitone will screen and lead a discussion of the film Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit had a profound effect on the lives of the three unlikely men who believed in this horse’s promise and joined forces to train her and be trained by her. There is a suggested donation for this program which includes a snack. To register please call (203) 2812569.

June North Haven comes out for annual Memorial Day Parade With toy trumpets blaring and the crowd cheering, North Haven’s annual Memorial Day Parade took place on Saturday, May 28. United States Senator Richard Blumenthal made an appearance, alongside the North Haven police, fire department, medical units, the Lancraft Fife and Drum Corps and Connecticut Valley Field Music and others. Special ed staff ‘reshuf-

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Post 76 Commander and Memorial Parade organizer Dan Riccio congratulates North Haven librarian Rose Massari on her service award during the See 2011, page 18 post-parade ceremony.


The North Haven Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011

Young writers

Winter By Cecile Tobin Winter chilly, frosty sledding, shoveling, playing hot chocolate, icicles, pools, smoothies sweating, swimming, smiling humid, hot Summer

Cecile Tobin is a fourth grader at Ridge Road Elementary School, where she writes creatively in librarian Tobin Lydia Westerberg’s Young Aspiring Writers group

School Lunch Menu School lunches for the week beginning Jan. 2 High School Daily fee: $2.75 to $3.50 Monday: Holiday recess. No school. Tuesday: Big stack pancakes, sausage patty, tater tots, fruit toppings, maple syrup. Wednesday: Sweet and sour chicken, steamed white rice, steamed fresh broccoli. Thursday: Seasoned chicken, peppers and onions in a corn tortilla, salsa,

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shredded lettuce, cheddar and sour cream. Friday: Baked potato bar with choices of diced ham, turkey chili, cheese sauce, broccoli, sour cream. Middle School Daily fee: $2.75 Monday: Holiday recess. No school. Tuesday: Pancakes topped with hot apples, sausage links, potato rounds, milk. Wednesday: Sweet and sour chicken, fresh steamed veggies, brown rice, egg roll, fruit choice, milk. Thursday: Fajitas: seasoned chicken, flour tortilla, salsa, shredded lettuce, cheddar and sour cream, fruit.


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Obituary Ali and Michael Iannotti. Maria, the oldest of five siblings, is survived by her brother, Joseph Sama (Louise) of Worcester, Mass.; her sisters-in-law, Mickey and Marlene Sama. She was predeceased by her brothers, Frank and Leonard Sama, and sister and brother-inlaw, Rose Colicchio (Nicholas). A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 23 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. 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.


Maria Sama Iannotti, 93, died at Connecticut Hospice, Branford, on Dec. 19, 2011, after having enjoyed a happy and productive life. Maria was born in Wall, Pa., on May 6, 1918, to the late Carmela and Ralph Sama. At a very young age Maria and her parents relocated to Worcester, Mass., and after graduating high school Maria worked as a legal secretary and assistant. Enhanced employment opportunities brought Maria to Bridgeport in the mid 1940’s and upon her marriage to Tony Iannotti in 1948 they settled in Shelton. The cou-

ple’s 1993 relocation to North Haven allowed them to be intricately involved in the lives of their grandchildren. Later on, the exceptional care Maria received from her husband,, Tony, from her daughter-in-law, Bernadette, and from her internist, Dr. Georgia Kelly and her staff, permitted Maria to remain comfortably at home until her admission to Connecticut Hospice on Nov. 27. In addition to her devoted and loving husband of 63 years, Tony Iannotti, Maria leaves behind her beloved only child, the Honorable Frank A. Iannotti (Honorable Bernadette Conway), of North Haven, and her two cherished grandchildren,

Friday: Baked potato bar with choices of diced ham, turkey chili, cheese sauce, sour cream. Elementary School Daily fee: $2.50 Monday: Holiday recess. No school. Tuesday: Pasta with meat sauce, dinner roll, steamed broccoli, fruit cocktail, milk. Wednesday: Chicken and cheese quesadilla offered with tomato salsa, yellow corn, fresh fruit. Thursday: Cheeseburgers, oven fries, diced pineapple, fresh fruit, milk. Friday: French bread pizza, cucumber slices with ranch dip, mixed fruit, milk.

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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 is the deadline for enrolled party members to transfer enrollment from one party to the other party, for voting in their “new” party’s Presidential Primary. Tuesday, April 10, 2012: Voter registration and enrollment session for Primary — Registrars of Voters Office, Town Hall, 18 Church St. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please bring identification. Thursday, April 19, 2012 is the deadline for new voters and for unaffiliated voters to enroll in a party for voting in its Presidential Primary. For new voters: mail-in applications must be postmarked or received by the Registrars of voters or voter registration agency by April 19, 2012. For unaffiliated voters, the mail-in application must be received (not merely postmarked) by the Registrars of Voters by April 19, 2012. Monday, April 23, 2012 is the deadline for In-Person enrollment for voting in the Presidential Primary. New voters and unaffiliated voters may register to vote in-person at Town Hall. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to noon. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary — all North Haven Voting District open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Letters to the Editor

Invaluable resource

To the editor: We are blessed to have an invaluable resource right here in our town: our wonderful library! Over the past four years, from the time my granddaughter Viviana was just a few months old, she and I have enjoyed so many fun and educational programs at the library. She has taken part in a variety of experiences, starting with Baby Bounce, and then moving on to include music, yoga, arts and crafts, cup-

cake decorating, puppet shows, tea with Mary Poppins, Fancy Nancy, teddy bear sleepover, outdoor summer concerts and a variety of very clever programs exploring customs of other countries, to name just a few. The Friends of the North Haven Library provides the funding for many of these amazing programs, and the creative children’s librarians are involved in making it all happen. If you haven’t explored these programs, I urge you to do so. Much fun awaits! Susan Tibor North Haven

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Too many impoverished American children By Marc Morial The Census Bureau recently delivered some disturbing news about how the Great Recession and its aftermath are affecting the most vul- Morial n e r a b l e among us — America’s school children. More than 20 percent of the nation’s counties saw significant increases in poverty among school-aged children between 2007 and 2010. Nationally, 22 percent of our children are living in poverty. This poverty increase has hit large, urban school systems the hardest, with 96 of

Government Meetings

Tuesday, Jan. 3 North Haven Housing Authority, Temple Pines, 555 Pool Road, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 Board of Selectmen, Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., community room, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 Planning and Zoning Commission, 17 Elm St., Memorial Library, community room, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 Cemetery Commission, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 7 p.m. Special Town meeting, North Haven High School, Elm Street, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 12 Board of Education, Annex Building, 7 Linsley St., third floor, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Parks and Recreation Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 5:30 p.m. Commission on Aging, Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Police Retirement Board, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room No. 3, 8 a.m. Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room No. 1, 7 p.m.

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The North Haven Citizen is published every Friday by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. and is delivered by mail to all homes and businesses in North Haven. Kyle Swartz, Managing Editor Contributors: Paul Colella, Kevin Pataky, Howard Eckels Michael F. Killian, General Manager Christopher Cullen, Advertising Sales Dundee Benson, Advertising Sales Evelyn Auger, Office Assistant

the 100 biggest school districts reporting increases in the number of poor children. In Detroit, for example, 47 percent of school children are poor. In New York City, the rate stands at 29 percent. This is a moral outrage. While the debate drags on in Washington about the right balance of spending cuts and taxes, a real and preventable tragedy is unfolding before our eyes. Through no fault of their own, millions of children whose parents have lost jobs need free school lunches, and in many cases are going without health care. As depicted in a recent “60 Minutes” segment, some are homeless and living in cars. The new Census data comes on the heels of news in September that the number of impoverished Americans has risen to 46.2 million. That’s 15 percent of us, the largest number in 52 years. Many previously middleclass families are finding themselves standing in line at food banks and homeless shelters. And, according to the Children’s Defense Fund, one in three African-American and Latino children are living in poverty. This should be a loud and urgent wake-up call to Congress and policy-

makers. If Congress fails to act, already struggling families face the end of the payroll tax cut in the New Year. This would add about $1,000 to an average family’s tax bill. Lawmakers may also fail to extend unemployment benefits. According to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, unemployment benefits, together with supports like the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, are keeping 7 million people out of poverty. Beth Davalos, who runs Families in Transition in Seminole County, Florida, was interviewed for the “60 Minutes” segment on homeless children living in cars. She explained in stark terms the impact poverty is having on a kindergarten child she was trying to help: “That little 5-year-old was so troubled over where she would be sleeping, she was not thinking about 2 + 2.” The fact is that we shouldn’t even be talking about child poverty in the richest nation on earth. We have the means. We simply need to summon the will to end it.

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Friday, December 30, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen

Column — All good history begins with a good story By Paul Colella The North Haven Citizen

History is both a discipline of rigor, bound by rules and scholarly methods, and something more: the unique, compelling, even Colella strange way in which we humans define ourselves. We are all the sum of the tales of thousands of people, great and small, whose actions have etched their lines upon us. History supplies our very identity — a sense of the social groups to which we belong, whether family, ethnic group, race, class, or gender. It reveals to us the foundations of our deepest religious beliefs and traces the roots of our economic and political systems. History explores how we celebrate and grieve, how we sing the songs we sing, how we weather the illnesses to which time and change subject us. It commands our attention for all these good reasons and for no good reason at all, other than a fascination with the way the myriad tales play out. Strange that we should come to care about a host of men and women so many centuries gone, some with names eminent and familiar, others unknown but for a chance scrap of information left behind in an obscure letter, journal, diary, or document. Yet we do care. We care about the lives of presidents and political leaders, rulers and monarchs, dictators and fascists, reformers and activists, pioneers and inventors, celebrities and perform-

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If we can find the money to bail out Wall Street and give tax breaks to the wealthy, surely we can find the resources to provide food, shelter, health care, and a good education for our children. As Marian Wright Edel-

ers, and the famous and the infamous that have lived and influenced life through the centuries. For examples, we care about George Washington, who was General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and later became America’s first president. We care about Octave Johnson, a slave fleeing through Louisiana swamps trying to escape to freedom; we care about Clara Barton, a dedicated nurse who attended to wounded and dying soldiers during the Civil War. We are drawn to the fate of the Chinese laborers working on the railroad aiding in connecting the east with the west or the immigrants who arrived at America’s Ellis Island to begin a new life. We follow, with a mix of awe and amusement, the fortunes and misfortunes of celebrities, performers, writers and artists. For example, the lives of Hollywood icons became a fascination both on and off screen, or Henry Ford, who created the factory system with the assembly line of automobiles. To encompass so expansive an American history, historians have traditionally chosen narrative as their means of giving life to the past. That mode of explanation allows them to interweave the strands of economic, political, and social history in a coherent chronological framework. By choosing narrative, historians affirm the multi-causal nature of historical explanation — the insistence that events be portrayed in context. By choosing narrative, they are also acknowledging that although long-term economic and social trends shape soci-

man, president of the Children’s Defense Fund, has said, “A country that does not stand for and protect its children — our seed corn for the future — does not stand for anything.” Marc Morial is the president and CEO of the National Urban League, His column courtesy of

eties in significant ways, events often take on logic or an illogic of their own, jostling one another, being deflected by unpredictable personal decisions, sudden deaths, natural catastrophes,

war and destruction, and chance. With the Cold War of the past half-century at an end, there has been increased attention to the world-wide breakdown of so many

economies and, by inference, to the greater success of the market societies of the United States and other capitalist nations. American society

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NH Hockey team holds toy drive Courtesy of Thomas Roche

The North Haven Hockey team held its first home game on Dec. 23. Anyone bringing a toy to the game got free admission. These toys were donated to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. There were several helpers: Assistant varsity coaches, Kevin Crowley and Bryan Leitch; junior varsity head coach, Bill Augur, assistant junior varsity coach, Brian Savo, and varsity and junior varsity players. Over 75 toys were collected. The team also won, beating Brookfield/Bethel, Danbury, 6 to 1. Mike Andreucci and Tyler DeMartin both led the team with two goals and two assists each.

An Ounce of Prevention

Dried fruits and nuts By V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH The food experts have recommended that we eat more fresh fruit. That is a healthy practice. However, when certain fruits are out of season, the price of fresh fruit can be very high, so people may turn to fresh fruit substitutes. (The banana seems to be one of the constants all year round at an affordable price!) When the nutrition recommendation is to eat more fruit, you begin to see fruit products in all kinds of forms, each touting their nutritional value as a fruit — fruit snacks, canned fruit, “drinkable” fruit and dried fruit. While the chewy fruit snacks marketed to children may have some nutritional value in that they may have added vitamins, some

“pieces” of fruit, and are generally fat-free, they really can’t count as a fruit. And most likely, as with “drinkable” fruit, they are probably high in sugar. What about dried real fruits? They have become increasingly visible in the marketplace, appearing in cereals, snack packages and trail mixes. No longer do we see just plain old raisins or prunes. They are tasty and chewy and don’t easily spoil. They are very portable because they don’t require delicate handling or refrigeration. They contain fiber, some vitamins and other essential nutrients like potas-

sium. They can be added to salads, yogurts, oatmeal, stuffing, stews and baked goods. The downside to dried fruits is that they usually have fewer vitamins, especially C, and have more calories per bite than a piece of fruit. This is because when you dry a fruit, you remove the water, making it more calorie-dense. Sugar values soar, which may be an issue for those with diabetes or those trying to lose weight. For example, a cup of fresh apricots has about 75 calories, while a cup of dried apricots has about 313 calories. A cup of seedless grapes has about 104 calories, while a cup of raisins has 434 calories, but significantly more fiber. Nutrition Action Healthlet-

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011

Senior Happenings

Day trips, 2012 Music of Italy, Thursday, March 22 The Riverhouse, John Timpanelli, Tuesday, April 24 Casino: Mohegan Sun, Wednesday, May 16

Queen of Bingo, Monday, June 18 Suffolk Downs, Wednesday, July 18 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 Jan. 19, 2012. This refresher course was developed to help drivers 55 and older to improve their skills and possibly prevent traffic accidents. The

Elks Giving Tree This holiday season, the Hamden Elks Lodge #2224, serving Hamden and North Haven, and their families provided gifts through their annual Giving Tree to at-risk area youth. The gifts are distributed to recipients by Youth Continuum of New Haven, which serves south central Connecticut. Youth Continuum’s programs include therapeutic foster group homes, transitional and independent living, street outreach for homeless youth in our area, and educational, job and life skill training. Shown are Hamden Lodge President Karen Forsyth, Youth Continuum Vice President of Operations Paul Kosowsky, and Giving Tree Chair Ed Gorman.

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. Bring in the New Year celebration Bring in the New Year celebration will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring your friends, family and yourself to this exciting New Year celebration. Catering will be done by Maria. Menu consists of: antipasto, manicotti,

choice of chicken Marsala or prime rib, green beans, roasted potatoes, cheesecake and champagne toast. Then put on your dancing shoes, since Bob Giannotti will be entertaining for the day. Sign up. Mini trip A mini trip to Wallingford Wal-Mart is planned for Monday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Purple Red Hatters Pizza party The Purple Red Hatters will have their annual Pizza Party with Bingo on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. Pizza will be from Luigi’s Pizza. R.S.V.P. to Jennie Valentino at (203) 239-1462.

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Jan. 2 Center closed. No transportation. No lunch. Tuesday, Jan. 3 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Beg. chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Errands, 10:30 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. Thursday, Jan. 5 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. Cross Word, 10:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Sing along, 1 p.m. Int. Yoga, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 Footlighters, 10 a.m. Benefits, 10:30 a.m. New Year, 11:30 a.m. Bridge, 12:15 p.m.

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MidState to host Survivorship Symposium for cancer survivors The Palladino Family Cancer Center operated by MidState Medical Center is hosting its first-ever Survivorship Symposium on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center in Meriden. The symposium is a day-long event for cancer survivors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that focuses on the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues that arise after cancer treatment. Registration and a continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m., followed by informative seminars on cancer survivorship, the effects of cancer treatment, nutrition for survivors, and coping skills. Lunch will be provided and a series of breakout sessions will also be offered in the afternoon on topics including yoga, music therapy, art therapy, Reiki, sexuality after cancer, brain fitness and journaling.

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Dried Continued from page 13 ter, November 2009, provides an analysis of dried fruit products. Some general points that the article makes about dried fruits are: — Watch out for added sweeteners. (Look in the ingredients list, not the nutritional label.) — Avoid chocolate-coated dried fruits, which add fats and sugars to the fruit. — Don’t fall for dried fruit claims that say they are better for you than real fruit. — Be aware that some fruits may be dried with sulfites. This can be an issue for those who are allergic to them. — For the most part, skip the banana chips which are fat-laden.

What about nuts? Some studies have shown that people who eat nuts are less likely to die of a heart attack. However, in those studies, the people were also leaner, nonsmokers and exercisers. So is it the nuts or is it the lifestyle? Or is it a combination of both that contributes to fewer heart attacks? Preliminary research also shows that people who eat nuts may evidence lower triglycerides, higher “good” cholesterol, lower “bad” cholesterol, a reduction in inflammation and more relaxed artery linings. But again, there are some additional factors affecting these findings. The lower “bad” cholesterol appears to be connected to those who replace meat with nuts. The

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nuts you choose must have twice as many polyunsaturated fats to saturated fats and be eaten in place of pasta, bread or other carbohydrates. There is no question that nuts are tasty. Most are rich in unsaturated fats, magnesium and copper. The also contain small amounts of protein, fiber and iron. Nuts can be part of a heart-healthy eating plan, and, in fact, may have some very special abilities. The biggest problem with nuts is the quantity consumed. Do you know how many nuts are in an ounce of almonds? (22) In an ounce of cashews? (18, medium) In an ounce of peanuts? (33) Most people don’t. So while an ounce or two may be okay, handfuls are not. Nuts are

generally high in calories and fats. To work them into a healthful diet you may need to “trade-off ” with other high-fat, high-calorie food. Nuts are not magic foods. You can’t just add them to a high fat diet and expect they will miraculously decrease your risk of heart disease! Eating half a can is not a healthful way to add nuts to a diet. For comparison charts on the nutritional value of dried fruit products and nuts, residents can call the Quinnipiac Valley Health District at (203) 248-4528 or request information 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.

History Continued from page 13 and politics have indeed come together centrally in the marketplace. What Americans produce, how and where they produce it, and the desire to buy cheap and sell expensive have been defining elements in every era. That market orientation has created unparalleled abundance and reinforced striking inequalities making Americans powerfully provincial in protecting local interests and internationally adventurous in seeking to expand wealth and opportunity. It goes without saying that Americans have not always produced wisely or well. The insistent drive toward material plenty has levied a heavy tax on the global environment. Too often quantity has substituted for quality, whether we talk of cars,

homes, education, or culture. When markets flourish, the nation abounds with confidence that any problem, no matter how intractable, can be solved. When markets fail, however, the fault lines of our political and social systems become all too evident. In the end, then, it is impossible to separate the marketplace of boom and bust and the world of ordinary Americans from the corridors of political maneuvering or the ceremonial pomp of an inauguration. To treat political and social history as distinct spheres is counterproductive. The United States managed to transform itself into an enduring republic both politically and socially. In order to survive, a republic must resolve conflicts between citizens of different geographic regions and economic classes, of diverse racial and ethnic origins, of

competing religions, ideologies, and political affiliations. The resolution of these conflicts has produced tragic consequences, perhaps, as often as noble ones. But tragic or noble, the destiny of America cannot be understood without comprehending both the social and the political dimensions of the story. Therefore, all good history like the tale of our America begins with a good story that is interesting and well-told. 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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Craig M. Hillo Alumni game North Haven Boys Ice Hockey team will be hosting the annual Craig M. Hillo Alumni game. The date is Sunday, Jan. 8, at 5:10 p.m. at the Northford Ice Pavilion. Children are free. Proceeds go to the Craig M. Hillo Scholarship Fund. North Haven Alumni hockey players interested in playing please contact Tom Johnson at (203) 687-2630 or email

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utes,” Roche said. “That really got us on top and kept us there.” Seniors Ken Broccoli and Andrew Babbidge collected the other North Haven goals, while senior Mike Amarone and freshmen Andrew Graziano split time in the net, stopping 20 shots between them. “It was a good victory for our team,” Roche said. “But our passing still needs work.

We need to continue the hightempo, high-energy level of play that we were able to get in the last two games.” “We also need to improve breaking out of defensive zones,” he added. The Indians, who skipped the Maine Invitational Tournament this year, will instead play in the West Haven Holiday Tournament this week. Kevin Pataky is a professional photographer and longtime North Haven Citizen contributor. Website —



North Haven Funeral Home wins 2011 North Haven Flag Football Title On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, North Haven Funeral Home won the North Haven Flag Football League Championship with a 14-0 win over a strong Don-Mat Trucking squad at Mike Vanacore Field. North Haven Funeral Home saved their best game for last as a strong defensive effort was the key to the victory.

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Clockwise, from top left: Senior co-captain Andrew Babbidge tries to gain position in front of the Icecats’ net. Senior goalie Mike Amarone. Senior Zack Gerry fights for position. Senior co-captain John Johnson wards off potential scorers. Senior Ken Broccoli in a fight for the puck.


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Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz

Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz 2011 town Democratic Citizen photo by Michael Torelli Town Committee First Se- In the 2011 municipal election, Gary Amato (left) and During North Haven’s 2011 Memorial Day parade, local lectman Candidate Walter Michael Mele (right) ran as independent candidates for high school student and NHTV intern Nicholas DeLu- Spader announced his first and second selectman, respectively. cia III donned a chicken suit for NHTV’s parade pres- candidacy in July. OHCA had to back the plans. tor, Laurie-Jean Hannon for ence.

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fling’ postponed after emotional meeting Board of Education members voted June 21 to delay measures suggested by Superintendent Dr. Robert Cronin which could have prompted special education teacher layoffs. “The kids are too important and we had lost track of that,” said BOE member Alicia Clapp, who motioned for postponement until after formation of exploratory committees for further research. “It was just unfortunate.” Clapp’s movement came toward the end of a contentious, emotionally charged public forum in North Haven High School’s auditorium, held so Cronin could clarify to BOE members plans he had recently

crafted for North Haven’s educational future.

July North Haven High School graduates Class of 2011 North Haven High School senior graduation 2011 was moved to inside the school’s gym due to inclement weather. “First, I hope we’ve taught you to be just and fair in your dealings with others,” Superintendent Cronin said in his speech to graduates. “I hope we’ve taught you about the importance of showing kindness and understanding to the people you need in life. I hope we’ve taught you about the importance of love and compassion in a world where they are so badly needed.” Column – Yale-New Haven hospital, a serious negative financial impact

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North Haven High School’s 2011 graduation was on June 24.

This controversial column, written by Meriden Mayor Michael Rohde and Meriden/Wallingford United Way Executive Director James Ieronimo, was originally published June 26 in the Record-Journal newspaper of Meriden. It’s publication in the Citizen was by the Citizen’s editor’s choice, simply to inform readers of potential opposition to YaleNew Haven Hospital’s proposed North Haven facility. Argued Meriden’s Rohde and Ieronimo, “At a time when state and federal budgets, as well as those of private employers, are being challenged by the increasing cost of health care, Yale’s North Haven plan is contrary to the efforts to control health care costs. Put simply, Yale’s proposal for an ED satellite in North Haven is unnecessary, expensive and potentially hazardous to the economic health of our community.” Locals urge approval of medical facility at final public forum Locals and officials packed North Haven’s senior center on July 13 for the final public hearing about possible establishment of a Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) branch in town. Many attendees wore blue stickers which read “YNHH and North Haven — a Healthy Match!” Forum hosts were representatives from Connecticut’s Office of Health Care Access (OHCA). For YNHH’s project to proceed forward,

Under state consideration was whether indisputable need exists for the new facility. Democrats announce full slate of candidates for 2011 town election North Haven’s Democratic Town Committee (DTC) officially announced candidates for the town’s 2011 municipal election, including Walter Spader for First Selectman. Spader, 37, was Connecticut’s Democratic Party communications director from 19962000 and currently serves as a lawyer with the Marcus Law Firm in North Branford. Completing the DTC’s selectman ticket was Alan Sturtz, North Haven’s tax collector in 2007-09. Angela Flemming was on the DTC ticket for town clerk/tax collector while William Gambardella ran for town treasurer, a civic role he filled in 2007-09. For the Board of Education, Jennifer Caldwell and Martin Piccirillo sought six-year terms, while Kristen Brandt challenged for a two-year term. Freda headlines Republican candidates for the 2011 municipal election During a July 21 committee meeting at Washington Avenue’s Holiday Inn, the RTC announced a full list of nominations. Both First Selectman Michael Freda and second selectman Timothy Doheny sought second terms. Other candidates included J. Stacey Yarbrough for Town Clerk/Tax Collec-

Town Treasurer, and both Richard Monico and William Pieper for Board of Finance.


Amato makes three for First Selectman race On Aug. 9 at Town Hall, town native Gary Amato and his running mate Michael Mele filed paperwork which contained more than 80 signatures necessary to become official Board of Selectman candidates, running as independent challengers. Amato and Mele had long been regular speakers during municipal meeting public comment portions. Both a registered Democrat and North Haven DTC member, Amato had considered running via DTC nomination instead of as an Independent. However, he did not appear on the Democrats’ ballot when it was announced in July.

September Hurricane Irene delays school, leaves many without power Hurricane Irene’s blustery path through North Haven left people without electricity, downed trees and power lines across town and delayed public school’s opening day. After short delay, schools begin new year After Hurricane Irene pushed back opening day from Sept. 1 to Sept. 6, North See 2011, next page


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen

Citizen photo by Chris Kirby

Hurricane Irene ripped through North Haven and left damage which lingered for days afterward.

Citizen photo courtesy of Andrea Galicki Nappe

Angela Nappe of North Haven gets onto a bus for her first ever day of kindergarten on Sept. 6. Local schools’ opening days were delayed due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

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Yale-New Haven will try again for North Haven facility On Sept. 21, Connecticut’s Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) officially denied Yale-New Haven Hospital’s (YNHH) application for a Certificate of Need to begin installation of a health center within a preexisting structure at 6 Devine Street. In her OHCA finding, attorney Melanie A. Dillon wrote that hospital officials did not sufficiently prove that visitation projections at YNHH’s New Haven emergency room or the proposed North Haven one warranted a new facility. In response, YNHH Senior Vice President Vin Petrini said the New Haven hospital would reapply for Connecticut approval of the $24.9 million project, with attention given to addressing specific concerns which caused rejection. YNHH administrators have said that a North Haven emergency room would help alleviate overcrowding at their New Haven site, which they project to worsen significantly in coming years. U.S. Postal Service offi-

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ner, so that McCarty would not have to directly terminate a minority. Gomez alleged that McCarty promised and then denied her several Town Hall positions, causing her eventual loss of employment from Town Hall, and further claimed that she faced racial discrimination and, after seeking legal action, retaliation. McCarty consistently claimed that poor job performance alone led to the former town worker’s job loss. “I still maintain that all her accusations were false,” McCarty said on Sept. 20. Town leaders request $14 million for capital projects Next referendum, residents will vote on $14 million worth of capital improvement plans, including milling and paving roads, a new public works garage and major renovations to four local firehouses. “The town infrastructure is starting to seriously decay,” said Freda at a Sept. 28 town meeting. Of the $14 million, $9.2 million would go toward major overhauls of North Haven’s one professional and three volunteer fire stations, which, according to Fire Chief Vincent Landisio, have become dangerously outdated and dilapidated. According to Freda, North Haven is in an opportune financial situation and can afford such large investments because significant amounts of existing town debt will soon come off of the books. Municipalities pay off portions of debt every fiscal



Haven’s school district began a new academic year by welcoming kids back into classrooms. Fire department remembers North Haven personnel who responded to 9/11 September 2011 marked the 10-year anniversary since the September Eleventh terrorist attacks, and North Haven’s fire department commemorated 20 local professional and volunteer firefighters who were called in to respond, spending 24 hours at Ground Zero to help with recovery efforts. “The day ultimately brought us closer as a people,” said Pasqualle Nuzzolillo, chairman of the North

Haven Fire Commission. Clintonville gets new playground Thanks to efforts of education and political representatives, Clintonville Elementary School replaced an old, rusted, flood-prone playground with a brand-new fa-

cility. Clintonville’s PTA worked with town and state politicians to secure an $188,000 Connecticut Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant. Local fundraisers pushed finances collected over $200,000, and Clintonville could afford to replace its rusted playground over the summer. The new playground was named Paradis Playground after longtime instructor Carmela Paradis. “It’s such an honor. I’m just overwhelmed,” said Paradis, the guest of honor at the site’s Sept. 20 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Now retired, Paradis had taught school for 59 years, including the last 35 at Clintonville. Former municipal employee receives settlement for claims against town In return for ending her bias allegations against North Haven, former municipal employee Leigh Gomez received from the town a monetary package totaling $42,500. North Haven’s former liability carrier, Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA), provided all settlement funds. According to a legal document signed by Freda and Gomez, she received $23,274.84 “as payment for alleged compensatory damages for emotional distress” and an additional $5,000 for “alleged back taxes.” Her attorney, Eugene Axelrod of Woodbridge’s Axelrod and Associates, received $14,225.16 from North Haven. In 2009, Gomez, an AfricanAmerican and former First Selectman’s office executive assistant, accused then-First Selectman Janet McCarty of removing her from employment in a roundabout man-


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cials say town will retain post office, not postmaster 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 was proposed by USPS officials is for the town’s post office to become classified as a New Haven branch. Also, because the town’s post office would become an affiliate to New Haven, the city’s postmaster would fulfill such role for

North Haven, which would lose its postmaster. Concerned about a 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.


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2011 Continued from page 20 the peak of power outages, had 2,640 residents without electricity, according to town officials. Numbers of locals without electricity, however, quickly dwindled as crews began removing fallen trees from power lines after the Oct. 29 snowstorm , which left hundreds of thousands of households across Connecticut without power. Last winter brought record snowfall in North Haven, at the expense of the public works department’s storm clean-up budget. “There is no doubt that, because of what occurred last weekend, that line item will exceed what we had budgeted for it,” Freda said. “But, first and foremost, we’re driven by helping the people of North Haven and I want to deploy our resources right away when there’s a problem.” Government aid could help

Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz

Republican First Selectman Michael Freda is interviewed at Washington Avenue’s Fantasia after his reelection in the November municipal election.

Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz

Former town clerk and tax collector Alan Sturtz was voted to become North Haven’s new third selectman in the November municipal election.



offset costs. “We will be applying for federal assistance,” Freda said. “President Obama declared Connecticut a State of Emergency.” With scoring barrage, NHHS football captures division title In their last regular season home game of the year, North Haven High School varsity football defeated the Foran Lions 49-20, capturing the SCC Eastern Division II title. Freda rides sweep to reelection, Sturtz takes third selectman In the Nov. 8 municipal election, North Haven Republican candidates achieved a full sweep and Incumbent Republican First Selectman Freda cruised to reelection with 5,021 votes, against 958 for Democrat challenger Spader and 428 for independent hopeful Amato. “This is a great honor,” Freda said. “What I like so much about this position is the people aspect of it. That is truly rewarding. I enjoy trying to make a positive impact in people’s lives.” The results put Spader’s Democrat running mate Sturz on the board. Sturz defeated Spader, 989 votes to 958. “I want to congratulate Michael Freda and his team for a job well done,” said North Haven Democratic Town Committee Chairman Peter Criscuolo. “Both sides ran a very upscale, clean campaign. I’m proud of both sides.”



Column — The rise of North Haven football In this column by professional photographer and longtime Citizen contributor Kevin Pataky, he states that even though NHHS’ football

Citizen photo by Kevin Pataky /

Senior co-captain Andrew Savenelli hoists Jalon White after White scored a game-tying touchdown in the third quarter in NHHS varsity football’s first-round state playoff matchup with Masuk. team lost in the first round of the state playoffs in 2011, the town’s overall football program, which includes extremely successful youth programs, is on a sharp ascent. “In recent years, North Haven High School football has been making a name for itself, challenging mainstays for Shoreline dominance,” Pataky wrote. “Playing football in North Haven is now one of the most popular pastimes for boys, starting as second and third graders in the youth program’s Flag Football League.” Local author receives editors’ award, fans’ commendation Already well-known by many town residents, The Undefeated, local writer Paul Colella’s second novel, gained attention outside of North Haven by recently winning a new-author’s award. Colella’s 2011 novel, published last June through iUniverse, follows intersecting


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storylines of three young American colonists during the end of the French and Indian War around 1763. Around Thanksgiving, iUniverse, an Indiana-based business which publishes thousands of texts yearly, contacted Colella to report that The Undefeated had received its “The Editor’s Choice Award,” as given out by the company for exemplary books by its newest authors. In his genuine humble and appreciative manner, Colella thanked his fans for their support. “I am very grateful to all my readers,” he said, “and all the staff at the North Haven Citizen, including Evelyn Auger and Kyle Swartz — and my former Citizen editor Pam Morello, and all of the North Haven community, especially their encouragement, kind words, positive comments and constructive criticism.” “All of those people and

See 2011, next page


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen

Rotary celebrates holidays with charity

Courtesy of David Marchesseault

The weekly meeting was bursting with activity just before Christmas as the Rotary Club distributed four charitable donations. First up, Harold Ginter accepted over $1,000 in funds collected at the club’s holiday party held at the home of Brian and Phyllis Havens designated for the North Haven Rotary Foundation which awards several scholarships in the spring. Next came two recent speakers, Tom Jastermsky from “Holy Joe’s Café” (coffee for troops) and Dan Perrotto from “Bikes for Babes” (needy children) who received checks for $1,000 and $500, respectively. Finally, as she thanked the club for their $200 donation for The Animal Haven, a facility that cares for homeless cats and dogs, Jennifer Pendleton, addressed the audience. The former resident of New York 15 years ago, who has served on the facility’s board of directors and raised funds for four years, urged that the community visit the shelter, and welcomed donations of clean blankets, cages, food, and other items in usable condition. The speaker explained that the haven has been in existence at 89 Mill Road for the past 60 years, indicating that it is a no-kill shelter whose goal is to find homes for all of the pets in its care. With a paid staff of seven (four full time and three part time) they depend on the help of numerous volunteers, as well as the contributions and adoption fees which support its mission. Furthermore, they ensure that the animals leaving the shelter are spayed or neutered. For more information, to volunteer, or to adopt a pet, call (203) 239-2661. Photos — (Top left): Tom Jastermsky accepts check for troops’ java from President Guy Casella (right). (Lower left): Jennifer Pendleton thanks President Elect Mike Hallahan and Treasurer Bill Espowood (center) for pet care. (Lower, center): Hal Ginter receives support for club’s foundation from Guy Casella. (Lower right): Dan Perrotto gets more funds for bikes from G. Casella.

2011 Continued from page 22

things have helped me become a better writer and have given me my drive to continue to entertain my audience by being a good writer with integrity and creativity,” he said. “I write for my audience — end of story.” Resident’s charity provides bikes for needy kids Longtime resident Dan Perrotto’s charity program “Bikes for Babes” provides bicycles for area children living in difficult conditions. “Bikes for Babes was creat-

ed and founded by me over 15 years ago. It started as a simple gesture when I bought a bike and donated it to a neighborhood boy who lost his father,” Perrotto said. “From there, the generosity mushroomed, and with the assistance of generous donors and local businesses and organizations, I have been able to make many children happy with a new bike.” “My parents always taught me the meaning of giving back and they would remind me never forget where you came from and always help others,” he added.

Police Arrests Saturday, Dec. 17 A 37-year-old Wallingford woman was arrested at 9:40 p.m. for failure to appear (motor vehicle). Tuesday, Dec. 20 A 19-year-old man was arrested at 12:30 a.m. for criminal mischief, 2nd degree, public land, breach of peace. A 25-year-old West Haven man was arrested at 4:20 a.m. for breach of peace, assault 3. Thursday, Dec. 22 A 44-year-old Key Largo,

Fla., woman was arrested at 2:12 a.m. for operation while under the influence. A 42-year-old North Haven man was arrested at 8:05 p.m. for reckless driving, operation while under the influence, interfering with an officer. Friday, Dec. 23 A 22-year-old North Haven man was arrested at 2:53 a.m. for disorderly conduct. A 47-year-old Hamden woman was arrested at 4:53 p.m. for operation while un-

der the influence, failure to grant right of way at intersection, illegal possession. A 21-year-old Wallingford man was arrested at 9 p.m. for simple trespass railroad property, criminal mischief 2 and 3. Saturday, Dec. 24 A 51-year-old East Haven man was arrested at 12:33 a.m. for disorderly conduct.

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APPRENTICES/JOURNEYMEN Minimum 2 years experience. Please call OJ Mann Electric (203) 250-8715 DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVERRICHARD CHEVROLET has immediate opening for a Shuttle Driver. AM hours to start. Great opp for the right person w/excellent people skills. Call Jamie Gray, Service Director. RICHARD CHEVROLET Cheshire 203-272-3000 DRYCLEANER expanding. Looking for dependable & personable candidates for PT & FT positions. Apply at Jenny K’s Cleaners, 198 West Main St, Meriden or call 860-967-7333

SERVICE TECHNICIAN Local oil co. seeking F/T service tech. Min. B-2 and A/C exp. required. 401K, medical & paid Vac. Send resume to: Or call 203-235-3371 TEACHER Full /Part Time Must be professional, self-motivated, responsible and have exp in a structured environment w/toddlers & pre-schoolers. College students are welcome. Benefits. Call Denise 203-269-2266.

MERIDEN-Furnished apartment, 1BR, 3rd flr, private entrance. Laundry, garage. $575 plus util/sec. No pets/smoking. 203-681-0830.

SOUTHINGTON 1900 sq. ft. Duplex, 4 BRs, 2 1/2 baths, granite tops in kitchen. $1600. 860-621-4766 or 860-518-4514


QC INSPECTOR Experience with metal stamping required. 1st shift. Competitive wages & benefits. Apply at Companion Industries, 891 West Queen St. Southington CT 06489

MERIDEN-Centrally located prvt & clean. 3Rms. $675/ mo Lease & sec dep req. No pets. 203-238-9772

SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 Room Efficiency. Ideal for seniors and all others. Near I-84. $140/wk. Includes Heat & HW, A/C, Appliances. No smoking. Sec dep & refs req. 860-620-0025

WALLINGFORD-$49,900 Quiet and affordable! Located in Yalesville Square this home offers and open floor plan, eatin kitchen, 2 beds w/2 full baths, nice yard area, 2 car driveway, 1998 titan model. Nicky Waltzer at 203-265-5618


MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

MERIDEN- West side, 2 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $950 / mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $800 -$900/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072

WALLINGFORD. 24 Meadow St. 1st FL, 2 BR, 1 bath, tile & new carpet, laundry rm, Lrg, clean & beautiful. $875/mo + sec. 203-537-1772

MERIDEN 2 BRs, 3rd floor. 433 Center Street. Off street parking. No pets. $700 plus 1 month security & refs. 203-213-9896 MERIDEN 3BR 1st fl off street parking. W/D hookup, porch, lrg yard. Newly renovated $1100 per mo plus sec. Call Natalie 203-671-2672


WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 2BR, 2nd Fl $950 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st flr. LR, kitc., bath. Stove, fridge incl. Big backyard. Water incl. $750/mo. Sect. 8 approved. No pets 860-944-4132


MERIDEN 2 Br, 1 1/2 Bath Townhouse. Completely remodeled, new stainless appl, W/D hk, off st parking. $1000. plus sec. 203-996-3279 or 203-314-6647.

MERIDEN- Nice Renovated 2 Br. 18 Kensington Ave. No pets. $825. per mo, deposit , credit & references. Call 203-238-1890

Voice Lessons PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144

MERIDEN 1 BR, Spacious 2nd fl. WD Hookups. Exc conditon Hardwood floors $650 per month plus utilities (860) 338-3475

MER Large 1BR, Large kitchen. hardwood flrs, appliances, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $835/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320

All Ages and Levels Welcome MALTESE/POODLE puppies for Christmas! 2 Females, 8 weeks old, brown & white. Sweet as can be. They love kids! $450 OBO. 860-578-0231

MERIDEN 1 BR, off st parking, new carpet, paint, and appliances. $625/month Security & ref. Section 8 approved. Call (203) 687-2032

Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

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



1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.


BRAND Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock super Bundle. Includes Drums guitar and mic. I'm asking $90. Contact me at 203-537-0852.


MERIDEN 3 BR, 2BA, LR, DR, full appl. kitchen. Lower Level BR, LR, BA. Off street parking. Good credit, ref. No pets. $1,300+utilities. Call Pat Burke 203-235-3300 xt 634

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IKEA QUEEN BEDROOM SET Aspelund style. Bed frame w/headboard, 2 nightstands & dresser. Excellent condition. Hardly used (was in guest room). New $325, asking $175. Call 203-626-9034 and leave a message. DON’T know what to give? How about a gift certificate for Christmas With Horses at Rap A Pony Farm. Mon-Thurs, Dec 26Dec 29, 9am-12pm. $150 for 4 days. Call Rita 203-265-3596

Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025



PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS Beginning to Advanced Levels Welcome. Certified Music Teacher. Over 10 yrs prof exp. Call Mark 203-235-1546 Openings Available


$$$ CA$H $$$ PEEKAPOO Puppy for sale. Apricot colored! Dewormed & vet checked. Male, 9 weeks old. So adorable. Asking $650. OBO. Please call 203-715-3647


Is your merchandise "blending in?" WALLINGFORD-$379,900 Cont/Col private 4BR 3BA home set on 2.14 acres Boasts a remodeled kit w/granite and lime stone flooring, open floor plan, formal DR w/french doors and hardwood flrs, FR w/double sided fp & sunken living room. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

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