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Friday, Februar y 26, 2010

Walking has many benefits at Ridge Road School By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen Ridge Road Elementary School fourth and fifth graders have eagerly taken to a new form of school exercise. The students are dominating the state leader board in miles walked for Walk It Bike It to School Connecticut, part of the federal Safe Routes to School program. Walk It Bike It to School Connecticut’s objective is to “promote a healthy lifestyle by motivating children to walk and bike to school,” according to However, as there are few sidewalks around Ridge Road, and the nearby roads are narrow, winding, thickly populated and heavily forested, the school has taken


advantage of a program clause that allows students to accrue miles walked within school. “I’ve measured out all the hallways,” said Ridge Road physical education teacher Marc Stonaha. “And the students have gone nuts with it.” Stonaha started the program in Ridge Road in October. Since then, he said, approximately 150 participating students from seven classrooms have totaled over 3,000 miles walked within the school’s hallways. Stonaha said that a full lap of the school’s hallways is approximately 300 meters, or about a quarter of a mile.

See Walking, page 15

North Haven ices victory

North Haven High School sophomore goalie Mike Amarone makes one of his 19 saves during the second period of the Indians’ 3-1 win over Tri-Town on Feb. 22. Amarone’s superb network was instrumental in the victory. For the full story, see the Citizen’s sports section page 23.

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Third graders, from left, Luke Tomak of North Haven, Matthew Cuomo of Hamden and Karis Curtis of North Haven select goodies from a Lower School bake sale that raised nearly $500 for the relief efforts in Haiti.

Hamden Hall helps Haiti From cans of spam to a field hockey tournament and other selfless acts, Hamden Hall students, including several North Haven natives, mobilized this month in support of providing relief to the people of earthquakeravaged Haiti. An emergency assembly of the Upper School in the wake of the earthquake set off the swarm of charitable giving. “We were about to start a book drive for Read to Grow, but when the earthquake struck, we postponed the book drive for a short time so that we could focus on helping the residents of Haiti,” said sophomore Michael Izzo, of Hamden, who coordinated the spam drive in connection with the school’s Interact Club. As a community service organization, the Interact Club performs a number of altruistic projects each year, including efforts both locally and globally, Izzo explained. The club collected more than 1,200 cans of spam, a

highly nutritious, easy-toopen food with a long-lasting shelf life, according to Middle and Upper School director Robert Schroeder. Despite their diminutive age, Lower School students worked like their elder counterparts with their own director, Andrew Niblock, to promote ways to help the devastated country. Ideas included donating nearly $500 from this year’s annual Valentine’s Day bake sale and foregoing birthday gifts in favor of donations to Haiti, like Michael Izzo’s younger brother Christopher Izzo, a fourth grader, is doing. “We continue to think of ways to support the children and families of Haiti,” said Michael Izzo. “I have seen firsthand how each community service project makes a huge impact on people’s lives. A benefit to a young person like me is the feeling

See Helps, page 20


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 26, 2010

Energy assistance program deadline

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VITA offers free income tax assistance at the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., where there will be volunteers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 4 p.m., through April 15. No

der the age of 18. • All documentation of assets (including most recent bank statements indicating amounts in any checking accounts, savings accounts, credit union accounts, stocks, bonds, CDs, IRAs, etc.) for every individual in the household *Please note that ALL pages of the bank statement must be provided. • Most recent U.I. bill (required even if it is not your primary source of heat). If you heat with gas, your most recent gas bill is required as

appointment is needed. Bring social security cards, all pertinent information and last year’s tax return. If the name and the number that you list on your return do not match the Social Security Administration’s records, your return may be delayed.

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Board of Finance crunches present and future numbers By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

The Feb. 17 Board of Finance meeting included discussions of projected deficits, increases in health insurance, and the United Illuminating project. Health Care Increase Board member Michael Hallahan was concerned that more was not being done to

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Friday, February 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

‘Jersey Shore’ TV show strikes a nerve in local organization By David Marchesseault Special to The North Haven Citizen

The greater New Haven area Italian Youth Organization, a growing community service provider, has taken offense at the MTV program “Jersey Shore,� according to local businessman and IYO treasurer, John Caserta of North Haven. The controversial reality show features an inside look at the lives of eight young adults in their early 20s, who are of Italian-American descent and come from all around the tristate area, as they summer in Seaside Heights, a coastal New Jersey beach town. “Jersey Shore� was filmed last summer and premiered in early December. The majority of the program focused on the casts’ partying and carousing, and featured frequent use of slang terminology for Italians. Some critics have said that the show is insulting to Seaside Heights, as well as to the state. Critics also condemned “Jersey Shore’s� bias and impropriety toward Italy, a nation that has struggled with racial dis-

crimination throughout its history. Caserta described the show as an “outrageous� depiction of a small group of presentday Italian youth from Staten Island. He said that the producers managed to find eight “uneducated buffoons whose only interests are to party all night and practice free sex.� Linda Stasi of the New York Post labeled the telecast a “reprehensible reality show� that “stereotypes Italian-Americans as foul mouthed thugs with no education and less taste.� MTV’s president of programming Tony Di Santo has said, “We want to make breakout shows that will get people talking about us.� Di Santo seems to have reached his goal. The television ratings indicate that the program appealed to 4 million viewers, mostly college age, but also as young as middle school. The question about such success is what message is being sent to the show’s large following, especially the frequent use of Italian stereotypes.

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fundraiser is the Mark Casella Memorial Golf Tournament, held at the Laurel View Country Club in midJune. Their golf tournament has raised $45,000, enabling the organization’s scholarship fund to be self-sustaining. Caserta said “200 people showed up in the pouring rain last year in Mark’s memory” in order to support the club’s charitable work. The Gala also honors significant Italian-Americans at the dinner-dance. For example, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriema was one of the three honorees last year. Some of the groups supported by the IYO include Muscular Dystrophy Associ-

Caserta emphasized that the IYO members’ service to their communities is invaluable, while the organization demonstrates what the Italian-American culture truly represents. Two major fund raisers sponsored by the Italian Youth Foundation underwrite the IYO’s numerous charitable contributions to organizations throughout the area. The first is the IYO Gala, which will be held this year at Anthony’s Ocean View on Saturday, April 17, at 6 p.m. The Gala, described by Caserta as “an Italian wedding without the couple,” drew 416 people last year in its fourth year. The IYO’s other large

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the summer rental where the cast lives as a “bordello-like house.” UNICO, which is now headquartered in Fairfield, NJ is preparing litigation against the MTV program. The National ItalianAmerican Foundation, which was begun 35 years ago to promote Italian-American culture and heritage, also deplored the prejudice demonstrated by the program. Furthermore, the Order of Sons of Italy in America, established in New York City in 1905, has gotten behind the movement to block “Jersey Shore,” which is scheduled to return with a second season this summer. Caserta stressed the many positive qualities of Italian culture, and the great social service of the country’s many Italian organizations, including the IYO. The IYO intends to combat all attempts to use negative stereotyping, he added, while generously giving back to their own communities. The IYO is a very successful tax exempt foundation which provides annual scholarships and supports various charities, Caserta said. The organization was founded as a social club in 2004 by four male friends, Caserta added, but soon admitted women. The organization now numbers over 50 members, ages 17 to 35.

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Young writer-actor featured at High Lane By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Local artist Brett Epstein’s second production at High Lane will include his first attempt at stand-up comedy. Epstein’s aptly named comedy show, “I’m Doing Stand-up!?” will play March 5. The program includes a short film, sketch comedy, a staged reading, and Epstein’s stand-up comedy routine. Epstein, a Hamden native and a 2009 graduate of Providence College with a major in theater and a minor in writing, had written and directed the one-act dark comedy play “Suburbia” at High Lane in December. Epstein’s foray into standup is not entirely unexpected, as he has frequently written comedic drama in the past. Once he formulated better understanding of stand-up’s fundamentals, he said, Epstein was eager to try it out. “I always thought that standup had to have punch lines and witty jokes,” he said. “But then I thought that

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Hamden native Brett Epstein will host his comedy show “I’m doing Standup!?” on March 5 at High Lane, 50 High Lane. The evening will include his first ever time performing stand-up comedy.

if I can find a way to talk about the funny things in my life, I could do it as stand-up. I realized you just have to be a good storyteller. Once I got that in my head, I thought that I could do it.” Epstein works as an office assistant in Hamden Middle

School by day and follows his passion for the stage by night. He began developing his stand-up material around the New Year, he said, concentrating on personal, reallife situations. “I just started writing down anything I found funny

about day-to-day life, or anything funny that happened to me,” Epstein said. “I started sifting through my notes and most things involved jobs, or my life post-graduation. So I weeded out the excess material and focused specifically on my life post-graduation.” For inspiration, Epstein watched comics such as Ellen, and attended the New

Haven comedy club Joker’s Wiled. However, Epstein said that his 30-40 minute standup routine will be most influenced by his favorite comedy television shows. “I really like outrageous, edgy comedy like ‘Family Guy,’” he said. “I like how the show pushes the envelope with subtle, uber-intelligent comedy.” “Some of my jokes might be that type of humor,” Epstein added, “out there and over-the-top.” Epstein’s jokes will also reflect the inconspicuous, personal style of humor popularized by subscription network productions. “I like how the characters are relatable on HBO and Showtime shows,” Epstein said. “Like on ‘Weeds’ and ‘Entourage,’ the characters do and say funny things as themselves. You don’t see the writers’ hands.” Accordingly, Epstein plans to infuse a natural, spontaneous element of himself

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Comedy Continued from page 8 into his routine. “I don’t want to over-rehearse, because then I don’t think the comedy is as fresh,” he said. “I’ve been noticing that the moments that seem the funniest to me in rehearsal are improvised. I know that I have to get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ to point ‘C’, and I’ve written them down, but I don’t necessarily set in stone how to get to each point.” “As long as I know where the bottom line is, I don’t need my entire stand-up act written word-for-word,” Epstein added. “I just need to be me and trust myself.” Epstein said he has been practicing his stand-up routine in his new East Haven condo. “I go around my living room, holding a pen,” he said. “I need an open space so I can walk around. And my own space allows me to practice energy and volume-wise without bothering anyone.” The comedy show will also include a 15-minute film that Epstein wrote and acted in during his time at Provi-

dence College. The dark comedy, entitled “Grandpa Died,” is about four estranged siblings who get together one night after the passing of their grandfather. It scored second place in Providence’s student film festival Epstein’s senior year, he said. After the film, Epstein will perform a live reading of George Saunders’ short story “I Can Speak,” about a man trying to market his invention, which allows newborn babies to talk. “The reading will be to show off my comedic acting abilities,” Epstein said. “I will be playing a zany character.” Following the reading, Epstein and three actresses will perform a series of eightminute sketch comedy acts entitled “The Unusually Awkward Dinners.” Epstein said he wrote the three acts while he was in the Providence College sketch comedy group “Six Gents,” which he co-founded. In each sketch, Epstein and a different actress will portray a couple at a dinner in which something goes awry. “One sketch is a blind date in which you can hear the girl’s thoughts,” Epstein

said. “Another is a husband and a wife who can’t stand each other. And the other is an engaged couple with secrets that each has to reveal.” Epstein’s stand-up will follow the sketches. Unfortunately, around the same time that Epstein began conceptualizing his comedy show, he was late in the stages of producing a play for High Lane. “I had cast it and we were doing a readthrough,” he said. “But I had

a change of heart, and I didn’t want to do the play. I didn’t feel passionate about the play.” Thankfully, the play, which Epstein said was about three high school friends about to graduate and go their separate ways, was cast with his friends, who were willing to put the production on hold. Epstein said that the High Lane Club welcomed him to host another production at the North Haven facility af-

ter the success of “Suburbia,” which he said drew a two-night audience of approximately 200. Doors open for “I’m Doing Stand-up!?” at 7:30 p.m. The performance begins at 8:30. Attendees are invited to bring their own alcohol and food. For tickets or for more information, call the High Lane Club, 40 High Lane, at 203-248-2203.

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Donald Austin Bender, of Wallingford, formerly of Asheville, N.C., and North Haven, died with his son by his side on Feb. 12, 2010. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Louisa Elizabeth Bender, and his sister, Ruth Ruffle. He was born April 12, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by a son, James D. Bender, of Meriden; a daughter, Lois M. Scully and husband Thomas J. Scully, of Lilburn Ga.; a daughter, Martha Bender Galligan, of Wallingford; four grandchildren, Shelly Mattei, of North Haven, Eric Martin, of Fuquay Varina, N.C., Tyler Martin, of Lilburn, Ga., and Kathryn McCormack, of Bristol; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Ruth Ruffle. A memorial service was held Feb. 20 in the Hartog Activity Center at Ashlar Village, Wallingford. Memorial donations may be made to the Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Bender Supplemental Assistance Endowment Fund, c/o Givens Estates Development Office, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Jane H. Peterson Walsh, 82, formerly of North Haven, died Feb. 14, 2010, in Aurora, Colo. She was the wife of 54 years to the late Raymond H. Peterson. Born in New Britain, Aug. 11, 1927, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Hazel Mary Zisk Halloran. She was a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing in Hartford. Jane was a registered nurse for many years having worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was a member of the Orangewood Women’s Club, Holy Infant Women’s Guild of Orange, and the Connecticut Trail of Girl Scouts. She is survived by daughters, Susan Peterson, of Aurora, Colo., Nancy Peterson, of Ansonia, Karen Peterson, of North Haven, Duffy (David) Sefcik, of Euharlee, Ga.; grandchildren, Jessica (David) Mumford, of Raleigh, N.C., John (Jack) Romano, of Boston, Mass., and Mollie Detmers, of North Haven; great-grandchildren, Charles and Collin Mumford; and a sister, Lois Maher, of Oregon, Ill. She was predeceased by a son, Kevin James Peterson; and her second husband, James Walsh. A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 19 at St. Barnabas Church. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Dis-

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the Board of Education backed out of the employee contribution part of their insurance. Freda said that Anthem representatives would be brought into the March 4 Board of Selectman meeting to discuss the increases. Freda said that he would meet with Anthem himself on Feb. 25. “Depending on what happens on March 4 and the projected increase, we will make a decision about what to do,� Freda said, “whether to go out to bid or do self insurance. We will look at every single option available.�

Hallahan hoped that Freda would expedite the process. “After March, it’s very difficult to go get another provider on board,� he said. Board chairman Richard Monico believed that the claims history analysis was the only major hurdle. “In my experience, once the claims history is clarified, it does not take long to get a bid from people, he said, “a week, maybe two weeks.� Freda said that he hoped to have the claims history analysis completed by March 4. Hallahan suggested CIGNA and Oxford as two possible health insurance carrier candidates. During public comment,

resident Gary Amato asked whether the increase from one health insurance broker to three would represent an additional cost to town. Monico responded that the brokers’ commissions are paid by the health insurance company, and that the commission is a fixed amount. Therefore, Monico explained, the same fixed commission will be charged to the health insurance company as in past years, only now there are three brokers splitting the same fixed commission, rather than it all going to just one broker, representing no additional cost to the town. United Illuminating Hallahan asked why the town had to cover half of the

$108,000 capital charge of implementing United Illuminating’s cost saving improvements in town school buildings, considering the schools are already saving money. “I think the charge should be eliminated from the projected deficit,� Hallahan said. “And the 50/50 split should be rescinded. The schools should accept the full cost of the implementation.� “I don’t know why the town has to pay for the school system to be saving money,� Hallahan added. Freda responded that he had recently spoken with the Board of Education on the topic. “For this fiscal year, we have already agreed to split the $108,000, but I explained that as we are going forward, they will be expected to bear the full cost,� he said. “I’m not inclined to remove it [from the projected deficit] because I still see it as a hard cost.� At last month’s selectman meeting, second selectman Steve Fontana demonstrated the cost-saving benefits of the UI program. The town is paying for the program at zero percent financing over a several year period. “I had UI in and am in the process of taking it one step farther with the savings,� Freda said. “I will be extending the three-year [payment]

contract to a four-year contract, saving the town another $25,000 a year.� “I will bring UI back in to have them make a presentation to us,� Freda continued. “I’d like the program extended to the town side as soon as possible.� Projected Deficits Freda said that his previously projected $1.4 million deficit in the current budget had been reduced to approximately $460,000. “That includes the anticipated rebate from the insurance company,� he said. “I will be meeting with department heads next week to see what other savings we can squeeze out.� During public comment, Amato was worried how swiftly Freda’s projected $1.4 million deficit was pared to $460,000. “Is it possible that you fabricated the numbers or jumped the gun?� Amato said. “I didn’t jump the gun,� Freda responded. “I’m giving information on a real time basis. “North Haven will know from Mike Freda exactly everything that is going on at every step of the way,� Freda continued. “I will not shy away from giving bad news.� Amato suggested that since Freda was new to the top town position, he had un-

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Show Continued from page 7 ty to come together and give back to the community. Although there is a focus on Italian-American heritage, there is no requirement to be of Italian descent, and a variety of nationalities are represented in the club. Mentioning that one of the members, Marissa Adinolfi, struggles with muscular dystrophy, he said that she is a very active member of the group and an annual gift to the MDA is made in her name.

BOF Continued from page 12 derestimated how much money was going to be coming back to town, and forecast the deficit too greatly. “It seems like the deficit is just blowing away,” Amato said. Board member Dyann Vissicchioississssisiiicchioer h

Indicating that there are many young professionals in the IYO, including police and fire personnel, educators, attorneys, and financial industry workers, Caserta said that the group meets at the Italian-American Club on Hamry Lane in Branford on the second Monday of the month. A typical meeting involves discussion about planned activities. If anyone would like to learn more about the IYO or details on membership, you are encouraged to contact club president Alex Casella at

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In an effort to better serve as your community newspaper, The North Haven Citizen has created a Facebook page, and I welcome all to use the page as a place to post their thoughts on North Haven. My wish is for the Citizen’s Facebook page to act as a community forum, a place where anybody who has something to say about the town can publicly post their thoughts. I would also like to use the page to create an ongoing conversation with those involved with North Haven, and I will be regularly posting small and timely news updates and town-related questions in an effort to both educate and elicit opinions from the page’s followers. I will also post links to North Haven Citizen articles

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From our Facebook page The North Haven Citizen will be printing responses to questions posed on the paper’s Facebook page. All responses will be reprinted anonymously out of the respect of posters’ privacy. Feb. 19 – The North Haven Citizen: At the Feb.17 North Haven Board of Finance meeting, board member Michael Hallahan graded First Selectman Michael Freda with an “F” on how the town CEO has controlled health care costs in town

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Monday, March 1 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 Community Services Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 Special meeting of the Cemetery Commission, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4 Board of Selectman, North Haven Public

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Library, 17 Elm St., 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11 Board of Education, Town Hall Annex, 7 Linsley St., third floor, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 15 Parks and Recreation Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 Commission on Aging, Senior Center, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room, 7 p.m.

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(Hallahan later switched the grade to an “incomplete”). What grade would you give Freda so far for how he has controlled health care costs in town? Facebook Friend Responses: “It’s only been, what, nine weeks? I think it’s gonna take him a little longer than that!!!” “How can you ‘grade’ someone before they have had a chance to do anything?” “Selectman (not CEO) Freda has inherited contracts and costs from the previous Administration and can’t be graded on the deeds of others.” “Keep it real and look at the contract language of the labor unions, that’s the root of the problem.” Feb. 18 – The North Haven Citizen: An interesting quote to remember for the future: North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said at last evening’s

Board of Finance meeting that there had been “another legal development unfolding” in the Bob Burns case (but declined to comment any further). Facebook Friend Response: “very interesting...” Feb. 17 – The North Haven Citizen: So what does everybody think about the proposed North Haven Board of Education budget? Facebook Friend Response: “I think it is nothing but insulting and political posturing to reduce the Superintendent’s request by 1%.” Feb. 16 – The North Haven Citizen: How is the snow treating everybody in North Haven? Any roads or intersections to avoid? Facebook Friend Responses: “Just a little slushy” “I do part time plowing during the winter months, so this has been a great day!!!”

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Friday, February 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen



Freda’s Focus

I recently spoke at an a n n u a l Chamber of Commerce luncheon and gave a “State of N o r t h Haven” ad- Freda dress to the people who were in attendance. I would like to provide each of you an overview of what I spoke about last week during that address. North Haven is currently faced with a number of unprecedented challenges as we move through 2010. Despite the great satisfaction that I have in serving each of you as your First Selectman, and my optimism for our great Town, I have a heightened sense of urgency to grow our economic base as a result of what I have seen in during my time in office. The recent Grand List decline of over $43 million will have an adverse effect on our revenue for next fiscal year of over $1 million. The lack of economic growth here over the past two years is hurting us. On a comparative basis, there are at least eight other surrounding towns that have had Grand List growth this past year. On top of this, we have been speaking for quite some time about an anticipated deficit for this coming fiscal year of $5.5 million as a result of one-time revenues being used in the past year that we have to replace. When we look at the Grand List decline, plus the previ-

ously anticipated deficit, we are now at a figure for this coming fiscal year that represents a $6.5 million deficit. It should also be noted that this figure does not even take into account any contractual labor obligations that we have for next fiscal year. We are still faced with balancing this year’s budget that we recognized early on to be about $1.3 million. As we move through this process, I encourage you to watch us closely and pay attention to the developments. We are faced with a monumental series of challenges that are occurring so quickly, and that are going to happen much sooner than our ability to create productive economic development. With that being said, I want each of you to know that we will not be deterred. We will look at these as tremendous challenges that need to be addressed. For the future, please do not get discouraged. Although any new business opportunities that we can create will not benefit our tax revenue until next year, that does not mean that we will not be relentless in the pursuit of economic growth. I am convinced that the future for North Haven is very bright, and once we can achieve some productive economic development generating incremental tax revenue, we will be on our way. I truly enjoy serving each of you as your First Selectman. Sincerely, Michael J. Freda


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Continued from page 14 reprinted anonymously, out of respect for the posters’ privacy. I also invite all readers to post any and all pictures, press releases, and story ideas on the Citizen’s Facebook page, including job promotions, engagements, births, awards, honor rolls, events, celebrations, holiday photographs, etc. I will try to

Library programs The North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., has scheduled the upcoming programs. All programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, call (203) 239-5803. Tuesday Tales I: (4 week series) Continuing on Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., ages 3 ½ to 5 (without parent or caregiver). Songs, fingerplays, a story and a craft. Registration is ongoing. Afternoon Adventures: (4 week series) Tuesdays, Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Ages 6 to 9 (without parent or caregiver). Learn about snake-haired Medusa, the Cyclops Polyphemus, and King Midas and the golden touch. The Greek myths come to life at this story and craft program. Friday Fun: (5 week series) Continuing Fridays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Ages 2 ½ to 3 ½

(with a parent or caregiver). Fingerplays, a story, and a craft. Baby Bounce: (5 week series) Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Ages 12 to 18 months (with a parent or caregiver). Lap songs, fingerplays, music and a story. Pajama Story Time: Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, at 6:30 to 7 p.m. Ages 4 to 8 (without parent or caregiver). Wear your jammies, grab your teddy and come to listen to some wonderful stories. No registration is required. First come, first served basis. Please present proof of residency each time you arrive at this program. Space is limited. Toddler Time: Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, at 10:30 to 11 a.m. Ages 1 ½ to 2 ½ (with a parent or caregiver) . Fingerplays, songs and a story. Tuesday Tales II: Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30, at

6:30 to 7 p.m. Ages 3 to 5 (without parent or caregiver). Songs, poems, a story and a craft. Join us for lots of fun at this popular program.

Library book discussion

On Monday, March 15, at 7 p.m., the Friends of the North Haven Library will sponsor a book discussion by author Karen E. Olson. Ms. Olson will be discussing her new book, Pretty in Ink, which is coming out March 2 and is the second in the Tattoo Shop mystery series. She is a Connecticut resident and also author of the New Haven-based Annie Seymour mysteries. Her new Tattoo Shop mystery series is about a female Las Vegas tattoo artist/amateur sleuth. The discussion will be held in the Community Room of the library, located at 17 Elm St. Please call the library at (203) 239-5803 to register.

Find the help and services you need for nearly any crisis with United Way 2-1-1 By Stephanie Wilcox Special to The North Haven Citizen What if you or someone you know is facing a crisis — battling an addiction, electricity shut off and you can’t pay the bills or recently widowed and looking for a social group — where do you get help? All you have to remember is a simple threedigit, toll-free number — 2-1-1 — and the knowledgeable and multilingual professionals on the other end of the line will do the rest. From a comprehensive database, they will locate and put you in contact with answers you need or servoces you are looking for: Alzheimer’s resources, basic needs (food, clothing, shelter), child care services, child health care, consumer help, counseling, crisis intervention, disability services, drug and alcohol programs, emergency shelter, energy assistance, financial assistance, health care, HIV/AIDS testing, housing, legal assistance, parenting programs, pre-natal care, senior services, suicide prevention, transportation, veterans’ services, volunteering opportunities and more. “United Way 2-1-1 provides Connecticut residents with an essential link to health and human services providers, which is especially important during these challenging economic times,” says Richard Porth, president and CEO of United Way of Connecticut, which administers United Way 2-1-1. “When someone needs help, it can be difficult to

know where to turn. 2-1-1 call specialists have access to the state’s most comprehensive, continually updated database of human service resources, and can help people quickly find the assistance they need.” United Way 2-1-1 is free, confidential, open 24 hours a day and available to everyone, regardless of income or age. TDD is available for the hearing impaired, and the same information and referral services can be found online at 2-1-1 is certified by the American Association of Suicidology for crisis intervention and accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. Those who want to give help can also use 21-1 to search for volunteer, mentoring or tutoring opportunities or ways to donate. For over 30 years, Connecticut has been able to find help through United Way 2-1-1, which is funded by the State of Connecticut and Connecticut United Ways. In 2009, 2-1-1 handled over 360,000 calls and the website received over 525,000 visits, according to a United Way press release. Last year, referrals for basic needs services rose and accounted for 41 percent of all referrals. The largest increases in referrals were for housing, financial assistance and public assistance programs. Utility assistance topped the referrals list but saw a lesser increase. There was also a dramatic increase in the number of callers who were homeless or unemployed.


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 26, 2010

North Haven Masons help Haiti By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

As Haiti slowly recovers from a devastating January earthquake, North Haven Freemasons Lodge Adelphi Momauguin Lodge No. 63 teamed up with other local service societies to raise $4,000 for the crippled country. “This is a disaster that happened in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere,” said Adelphi Momauguin master James Tirrell. “You can’t not want to help.” The freemasons held three pasta dinners on Jan 29 with Corinthian Lodge No. 103 at their 30 Church St. headquarters, along with Mystic Chapter No. 20 and Sleep Giant Chapter. All the evening’s proceeds went to Universal Fraternity Lodge No. 149, a Stamford freemason’s lodge whose membership is almost entirely comprised of Haitians or those with family in Haiti. Unsurprisingly, Universal Fraternity Lodge No. 149 was

personally affected by the earthquake. Several Stamford freemasons lost family members in the tragedy. “The Stamford lodge master’s father-in-law died in the earthquake,” Tirrell said. “Another member’s sister died.” The Stamford member’s sister had trained to be a nurse in Mexico, Tirrell said, where she became accustomed to earthquakes and proper procedure during tremors. After completing her training, Tirrell added, she had returned to Haiti. She was in a church when the earthquake struck, and when she exited the building she saw a woman standing beneath an archway. “She knew from her time in Mexico that an archway was not the safest spot during an earthquake,” Tirrell said. “So she grabbed the woman and tossed her out of the way, switching places with her. And then the archway collapsed, killing her. She gave her life to save another person.” After the Jan. 12 earth-

quake, the North Haven freemasons sought ways to aid Haiti and contacted their grand lodge, who alerted them to Universal Fraternity Lodge No. 149. “The lodge is collecting funds and figuring out how best to use them,” Tirrell said. “I believe they’ve already collected an additional $7,000.” Tirrell and his lodge responded swiftly. “I decided that we had to do something,” he said. “The idea of a pasta dinner came about. I knew we had to do it quickly because [Universal Fraternity Lodge] would need the money as fast as possible.” “It was a very simple dinner,” Tirrell added. Tirrell successfully enlisted fellow service organizations to assist with the dinner. Many of the organizations’ members attended the event and invited their friends, Tirrell said. Sleep Giant Chapter, a youth service organization, donated $100 to the cause and helped serve food. To help attract attention to the event, Tirrell used con-

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Narendra and Nimmi Sharma of North Haven joyfully welcome their new daughter, Juliet Marie Sharma. Juliet was born Dec. 26, 2009 at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Juliet’s big sister Isabel loves singing to her new baby sister, giving her hugs and kisses, and helping to feed her. Juliet’s Grandparents, George and Jo Ann Parikh, also of North Haven, celebrated the new addition to the family with a lovely birth day party. Juliet enjoys looking at lights, watching herself in the mirror, dancing with her Mama, swinging in her swing, and especially being carried on her Daddy’s shoulder while being patted gently.

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The Music Man — The students of North Haven will present The Music Man at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, Elm Street. Tickets can be purchased at the high school main office daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All seats are reserved. Singles dance — Connecticut ConTacts is sponsoring a dance party for singles from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn North Haven, 201 Washington Ave. Admission

includes a dinner buffet from 8 to 9:30 p.m., as well as coffee and dessert at 11:30 p.m.. Dancing is to a mix of DJ’s Top 40, soft rock, oldies, and requests. Jeans are not permitted. For further information, directions, or a free flyer, call (203) 468-1144, or visit



The Music Man — The students of North Haven will present The Music Man at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, Elm Street. Tickets can be purchased at the high school main office daily from 9

a.m. to 1 p.m. All seats are reserved. Animal Haven fundraiser — Subway at 75 Washington Ave. will donate 25% of sales on between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to The Animal Haven. Gardening classes — Gardening classes, “Herbs: A Love Affair,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and “Grow Fresh, Organic Food in Your Own Backyard,” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., at Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road, North Branford. Natureworks owner, Nancy DuBruleClemente will present the classes. Sacred Heart auction — Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham St., Hamden, will

have a Hollywood auction on Friday, March 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Reservations for the live and silent auction are available by contacting the Office of Mission Advancement, (203) 288-2309, ext. 319, or emailing

March 6 Saturday

Find a Friend — In conjunction with the production of “Sylvia,” Long Wharf Theatre is hosting a Find-A-Friend for Life event with the Robin I. Kroogman


New Haven Animal Shelter. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet adoptable dogs of all sizes and breeds and talk with staff and volunteers about the adoption process. For more information about the event, the upcoming production of Sylvia or to buy tickets, visit or call (203) 787-4282. For more information about the Animal Shelter’s mission and procedures, visit or call (203)946-8110. To learn more about the shelter’s volunteer organization, visit

Dean’s list

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Alexander Wack, son of Mr. Heffrey Wack and Ms. Susan E. Grajek of North Haven, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. He is a senior majoring in interactive media and game development. WPI defines the dean’s list

by the amount of work completed at the “A” level in courses and projects. Skidmore College Ethan Foscue, class of 2010, son of Kenny Foscue and Kim Blankenship, of North Haven, earned honors for the fall semester at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Honors are awarded for a quality point ratio of 3.4 to

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Sweeney. To receive this honor, a student must achieve a 3.6 grade average, based on a 4.0 scale. Western New England College Jeffrey A. Gaudioso of North Haven, was named to the President’s List at Western New England College, Springfield, Mass., for the fall semester of 2009. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.80 or higher to be named to the President’s List.

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Curry College Samantha Velleca of North Haven was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Curry College, Milton, Mass. Stonehill College Brian A. Compton, class of 2012, from North Haven, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 and must complete successfully all courses for which they were registered.

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Wednesday: Penne with Italian meat sauce, warm garlic bread, peas and carrots, fruit choice. Thursday: Beef nachos with cheese, lettuce and tomato, Mexican corn, applesauce. Friday: Egg and cheese sandwich, potato rounds, fruit cup, jello. Elementary School Daily fee: $2.25 Monday: Baked breaded chicken nuggets, dinner roll, mixed vegetables, pineapple, chocolate pudding, milk. Tuesday: Hot dog on a bun, oven fries, steamed corn, fruit choice, milk. Wednesday: Cheeseburger, baby carrots, pretzels, apple slices, milk. Thursday: Toasted cheese sandwich, soup of the day, green beans, milk. Friday: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, fresh garden salad, chilled fruit, milk.


School lunches for the week beginning March 1 High School Daily fee: $2.50 to $2.75 Monday: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, carrots and corn. Tuesday: Stuffed shells with marinara sauce, green beans, garlic bread. Wednesday: Beef nachos, lettuce, tomato, spicy salsa, cinnamon apples. Thursday: Sweet and sour chicken, steamed rice, oriental mixed vegetables. Friday: Spaghetti Puttanesca, broccoli, mozzarella flatbread. Middle School Daily fee: $2.40 Monday: Chicken nuggets, oven fries, green beans, dinner roll. Tuesday: Barbequed rib patty sandwich, potato rounds, seasoned corn, chocolate chip cookie.

3.669. Keene State College Andrew Joseph Abeleira and Jill Kathleen Gormley, both of North Haven, were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester 2009 at Keene State College, Keene, N.Y. Sacred Heart University The following students from North Haven were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield: Olivia Kiraly, James Roberts, and Kathryn



Blood drives planned in area

If you are in generally good health, are 17 or older and weigh 110 pounds or more, you may call (800) 4483543 to make an appointment for any Red Cross blood drive in Connecticut. Appointments can also be requested by e-mailing Pos-

itive identification is re- Mix Ave. quired at the time of donaNew Haven tion. Fridays, Feb. 26, March 5, Blood drives scheduled in 12, 12:15 to 6 p.m., New Haven the area: Chapter House, 703 Whitney Cheshire Ave. Saturday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Highland School, 490 Highland Ave.

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Continued from page 1 that you are part of something bigger than yourself. You say to yourself, ‘This makes a real difference in somebody’s life.’” Through the American Red Cross, junior Marlee Teplitzky of Woodbridge created her own program, Hockey for Haiti, to bring awareness and funding for the relief

Wallingford Wednesday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 65 N. Main St.

effort. Field hockey practices and tournaments are her venues for initiating donations and support, and she’s already championed her cause at several key events, raising nearly $500 to date. “My teammates have even joined the cause,” said Teplitzky. “It’s a timely issue and I wanted to take action. I am involved in the Hamden Hall Diversity Committee, and it ties in to what I believe is important.” – Submitted by Dawn Miceli


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Senior Happenings

Day trips: Saturday, Feb. 27: UCONN Lady Huskies Basketball Sunday, March 28: Oliver, Warner Theater, Torrington. Wednesday, April 14: Foxwoods Thursday, April 29: Sugar (The Some Like It Hot Musical), Westchester Broadway Theater Sunday, June 6: Lighthouse Cruise Tuesday, June 22: Mohegan Sun Wednesday, July 21: The Delaney House, All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show When registering for trips sponsored by the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, please remember to bring in your emergency contact information, their name and telephone numbers (including work and cell numbers).


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Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center beginning in 2010. Purple Red Hatters The Purple Red Hatters will have a non-board meeting on Monday, March 1, at 1 p.m. Finance committee There will be a finance committee meeting on Tuesday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day party There will be a St. Patrick’s Day party on Wednesday, March 10, at noon. There will be corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread, non-alcoholic beer and dessert. Entertainment will be by Pierce Campbell, a well-known Irish entertainer. Please make reservations by Friday, March 5.

To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203) 985-2962. Reservations must be made by noon the day before. Lunch is served at noon Suggested donation is $2. The following is a list of lunches for the week of March 1 at the Senior Center:

Main menu Monday: Meatloaf with chunky tomato sauce, pasta

with marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with chick peas, ranch dressing, Italian bread, lemon ice. Tuesday: Pineapple juice, southern fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, spinach, corn muffin, apricots, barbeque sauce. Wednesday: Mushroom barley soup, angus burger, Belgian carrots, peas and pearl onions, Kaiser roll,

sliced peaches. Thursday: Fruit punch, diced beef stew with potatoes, carrots and onions, tossed salad with black olives, French dressing, biscuit, banana pudding with topping. Friday: Whole grain crunchy fish, lemon wedge, California blend, creamy Cole slaw, whole wheat roll, Mandarin oranges.

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, March 1 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Canasta, 10 a.m. Lunch, noon Bingo, 1 p.m. Non-board Red Hats, 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2

Ceramics, 9:30 a.m. Beginning chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Hairdresser, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Ombudsman meeting, 10

a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4 Tai Chi, 10:15 a.m. Ceramics, 9:30 a.m. Pinochle, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Knitting, 1 p.m.

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The Fox Shouldn’t Guard the Hen House.

DON’T LET CONNECTICUT OFFICIALS REMOVE YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW FROM THE NEWSPAPER. KEEP PUBLIC NOTICES IN YOUR NEWSPAPER! Pending legislation may remove your right to read public notices in newspapers, moving them from the public domain to the internet. We’re concerned. And you should be, too. Public notices are an important tool in assuring an informed citizenry. They have helped develop America into a participatory democracy for hundreds of years and where it counts the most: how your tax dollars are spent, how policy is made and how

our futures are charted. They are located in easy-to-find sections of your newspaper. And they are fully accessible to everyone unlike the internet, which is not accessible to everyone. Less than 10% of the U.S. population views a local, state or federal government website daily, according to the May 2009 release of U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of Resident Population. This means more than nine out of ten people may never see a given notice. This compares dramatically to the fact that 83% of adults read a community newspaper every week,

according to the National Newspaper Association. Furthermore, a public notice printed in the newspaper produces a permanent record. The internet does not, nor does it assure timeliness. And a newspaper is archived for years; not subject to computer crashes and hackers. Newspapers are easily verifiable, fully transparent and represent a secure third party who has nothing to gain from any notice. Connecticut’s recent ethical lapses shed a glaring light on the full meaning of this problem. It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.

Every public notice, which runs in a Connecticut daily newspaper, is automatically uploaded to that newspaper’s web site and Newspapers are your watchdogs. Don’t let that role be changed now. Contact your local representative today and voice your opinion. To Keep Your Notices in the Newspaper, Contact your Legislature: Senate Democrats - 860.240.8600 House Democrats - 860.240.8500 Senate Republicans - 860.240.8800 House Republicans - 860.240.8700

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Varsity skaters put away Tri-Town By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

North Haven High School boys’ varsity hockey team bested the Tri-Town squad 31 on Feb. 22 in the Northford Ice Pavilion. The game was defined by close play, as well as solid network by both goalies. The final shots-on-net tally favored Tri-Town 30 to 29, and the game remained scoreless until 13 minutes into the second period. North Haven’s Jared Wentworth, Mark Girardi, Kevin McCoy and senior cocaptain Anthony Fasulo began the Indian’s offensive assault, slapping several shots at net in the opening minutes of the first period, only to be stymied each time by the TriTown goalie. Fasulo extended his excellent play into defense, halting a Tri-Town breakaway before the Indian net. In the closing minutes of the first period, Tri-Town took a man advantage on a power play after North Haven’s Adam Lye was boxed for cross-checking.

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Tri-Town’s CJ Shefrin and Alex Nacin smacked a series of slap shots through the undermanned Indian defense, but North Haven’s goalie Mike Amarone put a part of himself in front of each puck, and North Haven closed the period and killed the power play without the opponent scoring. Amarone continued to prove an obstructing presence on the ice at the beginning of the second period,

falling to his knees to block a shot at the end of a Tri-Town fast break. Afterward, the play evened out, with each team spending time deep in the other’s side. North Haven still managed to take a toll on their opponents during the lull, however, uncorking a couple of crushing hits on Tri-Town skaters. The Indians puck movement became more fluid as the second quarter progressed, and they barely

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Senior Anthony Russo looks for a pass in front of the Tri-Town net in the first period. missed on several offensive opportunities. North Haven’s Richie Mauri and Nash Garceau both just misfired before the Tri-Town net, Garceau with a nifty backhand flip. Fasulo added to his stellar overall outing with 5:20 remaining in the second peri-

od, skillfully poking his stick between two fast-breaking Tri-Town skaters to snag the puck, breaking up the opponents’ 2-to-1 advantage. Finally, with 2:54 left in the period, Fasulo found himself

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The North Haven Ski Club will be hosting a Potluck Supper on Wednesday, March 3, at the Knights of Columbus, 22 Church St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All Ski Club members and their families are invited for some specialty meals. Please bring a favorite appetizer, casserole, salad or dessert and join us for dinner and some great ski stories. The Ski Club will be accepting sign ups for the coming ski trip to Mount Snow on Sunday, March 7, which is the Connecticut Ski Council’s 2010 Winter Carnival Weekend. The Ski club will also be hosting trips to Stratton

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Senior Co-captain Anthony Fasulo makes a first period pass.


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Varsity Continued from page 23 open with the puck 20 feet from the Tri-Town net, and scored on a wrist shot to the top left corner of the goal. Fasulo’s teammate Mark Girardi was credited with the assist. Tri-Town followed the Indian score with a barrage of shots on net, several each by Stephen Pernal and Brian

Borbas, but Amarone found a way to stop them all. As the Tri-Town skaters led the onslaught, they left themselves vulnerable on defense. Garceau and senior cocaptain Anthony Cuomo made the opponents pay, corralling a loose puck and breaking through the TriTown players massed on the North Haven half of the ice. As they raced toward the net, Garceau slipped the puck

past a defender to Cuomo, who deposited it in the goal for a 2-0 lead with less than 30 seconds remaining in the second period. Tri-Town began the third and final period by settling for a succession of lengthy shots that Amarone easily blocked. The two squads then traded time on each other’s ice until Tri-Town’s Stephen Pernal put his team on the scoreboard with a wrist shot into the top right of the Indian’s net with 8:05 remaining in the contest. The Indians’ opponents seemed to sense that they were back into the game, and upped their energy on offense. However, Fasulo and Amarone continued to frustrate Tri-Town’s incursions, turning back several breakaways and halting a number of slap shots. North Haven’s Tyler Benson just missed a score after benefiting from a rather violent collision. Two Tri-Town players skating toward each other, one backward and the other forward, were focused on Benson’s possession of the puck. They did not see each other coming, and the resulting crash sent one Tri-Town player flipping over his back and onto the ice. Thankfully, he was able to skate to his bench on his own volition, albeit very gingerly. The Indians put the contest away with 2:31 remaining in the third period. Fasulo notched his second goal of the game, a wrist shot from 30 feet that jetted past the TriTown goalie for the 3-1 lead,

Sports Continued from page 23 Haven Stop and Shop parking lot at 6 a.m. and makes a quick pick up stop at Exit 21 in Cromwell at 6:15 a.m. and returns about 8 p.m. with a dinner stop at the Vermont Country Deli.

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Junior forward Nash Garceau makes a third period pass.

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Senior Co-captain Anthony Fasulo focuses on the puck during the Indians 3-1 victory over Tri-Town which would prove the final score once Amarone stopped a few more Tri-Town shots. With the victory, the Indians improved to 7-9-1. They need to continue their win-

CIAC results — North Haven Varsity Boys’ Ice Hockey Feb. 17: W 4-3 @ Xavier Feb. 15: L 3-7 @ Amity Feb. 13: W 5-2 vs. Conard Feb. 20: L 2-7 @ South Windsor

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Feb. 22: W 3-1 vs. TriTown

Girls’ Basketball Feb. 15: L 27-61 @ Shelton

Boys’ Basketball Feb. 12: W 69-60 @ Fairfield Prep Feb. 22: W60-51 @ West Haven

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North Haven basketball victorius North Haven defeated West Haven 60-51 in the regular season finale at West Haven on Monday night. Sophomore Billy McDonald led all scorers with 22 points. Seniors Brian Salzillo (who sank five three-pointers) and Joe Setaro added 17 and 12 points, respectively, for the Indians. With the win, North Haven finished their successful season with a 16-4 record, and earned a first round bye in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SCC Championship Tournament. North Haven is set to play their first game in that tournament on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5:15 p.m. at East Haven High School. The Indians also qualified for the CIAC Class L State Tournament, and will host an opening round game for that postseason tournament on March 8th.

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Sophomore Billy McDonald lays in two of his game-high 22 points in the first quarter.

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Sophomore Dom Shioppo dribbles around a West Haven player in the third quarter.



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Senior Brian Salzillo encounters West Haven resistance as he dribbles across mid-court in the first period.





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Senior Joe Setaro drills an outside two-point basket in the second quarter.

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Del Vechhio, Dorothy S.

Dorothy Selma Corsini Del Vecchio, beloved spouse of the late James Del Vecchio, died Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Hamden Health Care Center. Dorothy was born in New Haven on March 2, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Selma Frederick Corsini. She is survived by her children, Karen Del Vecchio of North Haven, James Del Vecchio of North Haven and Wayne (Linda) Del Vecchio of Burlington. She also leaves Judith Falaro whom she thought of as a second

daughter, as well as Matthew, Jason and Jordy Shoemaker whom she loved as if they were her grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Jessica and Darlene Del Vecchio and Connie Corsisni, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Vincent Corsini, and sisters Shirley Corsini and Joan Ferrie. Dorothy spent most of her career in retail, opening Casual Corner in the Chapel Square Mall in New Haven. She loved fashion, and was always impeccably dressed. She looked forward to shopping with her daughter-in-

law Linda, especially for clothes, jewelry and antiques. Dotty was a great cook and an even better baker who made the best Orange KissMe Cake ever. In addition to baking and cooking, Dottie loved coffee and playing cards every week with her dear friend Edith. They both cheated, and it became the reason to play. She enjoyed working in the garden, but only wore heels, never sensible shoes. Our family would like to thank the incredible staff at Hamden Health Care Center. Our Mom’s life was enriched because of the excellent care, love, support and com-

Continued from page 16 passion she received from all of you. Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to Hamden Health Care Center, 1270 Sherman Lane, Hamden, CT 06514. The funeral procession will leave Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Torello-Iacobucci Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden at 11:00. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 9-10:30.

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evening’s spirit carried over into the raffles. “The person who won the second raffle donated the winnings right back,” Tirrell said. The freemasons collected $1,800 from the first dinner, Tirrell said, $1,500 from the second, $400 from the last, and $300 in other donations to total $4,000. Tirrell estimated the evening’s total attendance at 120. “It was just amazing,” Tirrell said. “We were actually a little worried. We weren’t sure how many people we would get. I was thinking maybe we would get $1,000, maximum $3,000. We were very surprised when we were able to top out at $4,000.” All the proceeds were donated to the Stamford freemasons, Tirrell said, because the dinner fixings were themselves a donation. The dinner atmosphere was somber but hopeful. “The people were feeling good because they were helping out,” Tirrell said. “It was solemn, but all in attendance tried to have good enthusiasm.” Tirrell met with Universal Fraternity Lodge after the dinners and donation. “I visited the lodge on Saturday [Feb. 6],” Tirrell said. “They were extremely grateful and a bit amazed.” “They’ve gone through a lot of heartache,” he added. “Their master said that people ask him ‘How can you be so strong when your homeland has collapsed and your family members have died?’ He said he answers ‘When you think about yourself, some family members died, yes, but think about how many more thousands of people have died. It puts it into perspective. Some of my family has died, but I have to be strong because other people have been through worse.’” Tirrell said that the organizations’ charity to Haiti is not finished. “If we collect any more, we will definitely donate it,” he said. Tirrell said that those interested in further aiding Haiti could also donate $10 to the American Red Cross by texting “HAITI” to 90999.


Friday, February 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Walking Continued from page 1 The students can also add to their mileage by walking on the playground’s blacktop. “I’ve measured every conceivable place you could walk inside or outside the building,” Stonaha said. The students walk before lunch, as part of their recess, with their entire classrooms. “The teachers have really taken ownership of it,” Stonaha said. “That helps.” Ridge Road principal Kathleen Peters-Durrigan praised Stonaha for achiev-

ing such success with the program. She appreciated that the physical education teacher produced a program that would allow the school’s students to focus at least a small part of their day specifically on exercise. “The students really have the opportunity to do something about exercise,” she said. “It helps them relax a little bit. They’ve been working really hard in the classrooms.” “Some teachers are already reporting improvements in some of the children,” Peters-Durrigan said. “They’ve said that some chil-

dren are not breathing as heavily at the ends of their walks.” Peters-Durrigan said that the exercise could also benefit the students’ education. “Students who have aerobic breaks tend to be able to concentrate better when they return to their academics,” Peters-Durrigan said. “It’s part of our overall wellness endeavor.” Stonaha also believed that program, which will run through April 16, is having an immensely positive impact on the students’ health.

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Walking Continued from page 27 “I was talking to a teacher the other day, and they said at first some of their students would be tired after one or two laps,” Stonaha said. “Now, the students do not get tired until after four or five laps. Walking has great cardiovascular benefits.” The students can choose how much they walk. “Each classroom chooses how much or how little it wants to participate,” Stonaha said. “It varies day to day based on the teacher’s schedule.” “Some classrooms do a quarter of a mile per day, others do a whole mile a day,” Stonaha added. “They really seem to be having fun with this.” The students have added a competitive edge to it, too, as they rack up the mileage. “The fact that they can compete with other classrooms is nice,” Stonaha said. The classrooms are not only in competition with other Ridge Road rooms – they are also up against all the other participating classrooms in the state. “I posted on the school’s bulletin board the top 10 classrooms from the state,” Stonaha said. “We had seven classrooms in the top 10. Mr. Anino’s class was winning the state.” “You’ve got goal-setting for the competition,” Stonaha added. Recently, Anino’s class has been surpassed by a Hartford classroom. However, it would not be a surprise should the class overtake their capital competition. “They like the walking,” Anino said. “They watch the clock – they want to walk. They’ve taken off with it.” Anino was more impressed by what the program was accomplishing for the students. “They’re continuing to build community,” Anino said. “They walk together. That’s the important part. I see a lot of kids walk together in groups, boys and girls. It’s a social thing, too. It isn’t just about exercise. It’s about getting to know one another. Some of them are finding out that they have more in common than if they just sat in class together.”


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TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF DECISION Please take notice that the following decisions were rendered by the North Haven Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at the Mildred A. Wakeley Community and Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street, in Room #2 at 7:30 PM. 1. #A2W-10-02 Approved the application of Kenneth C. Rando, Owner, All Star Constructions, LLC, Applicant, relative to 77 Fitch Street, (Map 17, Lot 43), seeking a waiver of the A2 survey application requirement. 2. #09-15 Postponed to the March 18, 2010 meeting the application of Locust Realty Associates, LLC, Owner and Applicant, relative to 48 Giles Avenue, (Map 28, Lot 13), Appeal of a Cease & Desist Order of the Zoning Enforcement Officer. IG-80 Zoning District. 3. #10-02 Approved the application of Frederick W. Peters, Jr. Applicant, Frederick and Elizabeth Peters, Owners, relative to 83 Fitch Street, (Map 17, Lot 70), per Section, requesting a front yard variance of 36' to permit a front yard setback of 14' where 50' is required. R-20 Zoning District. Subject to conditions. 4. #10-03 Withdrawn by the Applicant the portion of the application of the Town of North Haven, Owner, Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP, applicant, relative to 222 Maple Avenue (Map 45, Lot 89), per Section, requesting a side yard variance of 6.5' to permit a side yard setback of 3.5' where 10' is required. Approved the portion of the application of the Town of North Haven, Owner, Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP, Applicant, relative to 48 Sackett Point Road (Map 45, Lot 42), per Section, requesting a side yard variance of 7' to permit a side yard setback of 3' where 10' is required. R-20 Zoning District Donald F. Clark, Secretary SPECIAL NOTICES

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233 S. Broad St. Meriden CHRYSLER 2004 Sebring Convertible, 90,000 miles. Runs great. Excellent shape. $5400 or best offer. Call 203-6860297 or 203-213-0708


FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. HONDA Accord 2007 Under warranty from Honda. 35 mpg. Grey. $12,900. (203) 668-9572

NISSAN ALTIMA 2007 4 Cylinder, Auto w/Overdrive 34,496 mi # P11591A $16,688 FORD TAURUS SE WAGON 2002 4 Speed Auto, Full 3rd row seat. 61,603 mi # 11597 $8,495

BMW 3-Series 2005 Coupe. Gray Mint condition. w/black interior. Non-smoker. Original owner. $18,900 39,800 Call 203-294-1126

Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2003 4 door, 4X4, SUV, 4 Spd Auto w/OD, 8 Cylinders, # 1311. 93,847 mi $10,888 (860) 344-9916

CHEVY Express Van 2005 Excellent condition. $6450 Kia Rio 2005 AT, 76K, $3950 Toyota Camry 2005 34K Perfect $10,500 203-213-1142

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CHEVY G20 Cargo Van 1998 Asking $2,800 or trade for a Pontiac Trans Am ‘89-93 w/Ttops. Call Hector 860-706-7189 or 203-935-6040

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

Chevy Silverado 1500 LS 2002 Ext Cab, 4 door, 4x4, 4 Spd Auto #8327390 67,417 mi $14,888 (860) 344-9916

HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2006 4 Door, Automatic w/Overdrive 49,532 mi # A11558A $8,995

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SCION xA 2005 5 Door Hatchback, Auto, 4 Cyl 82,697 mi. #1278 $7,888 (860) 344-9916 FORD Windstar 2003 25k. Like new. Dodge Grand Caravan 2000 86k. Excellent. $3950 Dodge Caravan SE 1997 - Runs new. 126k. $2850 203-213-1142


Lord & Loizou, LLC Sober Group Home looking for items: 2 refrigerators, 4 beds-full, queen, king sets or beds, 4 dressers, 2 vacuums. We will pick up! Please call: (203) 235-8685




BUICK Lesabre 1998 Custom V6, no dents, very clean inside & out. Auto, leather seats, new fuel pump. Tuned up and ready to go. 142,000 miles. $2399. Call (203) 235-6902

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MERCEDES BENZ E CLASS E320 2003 4 Door, 5 Speed Automatic 67,319 mi # A11595A $17,995

TOYOTA Camry Solara SE 2004 2 door, 4 Spd Auto, 23 mpg city 130,208 mi # T1072A $7,995

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Chevy Trailblazer LS 2005 4X4, SUV, 4 Spd Auto #1400 83,192 mi $10,888 (860) 344-9916


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FORD Bronco 1989 350 Eddie Bauer 4x4, Automatic, Runs well. Needs minor body work. $1700. Call (203) 697-1123

ISUZU Rodeo 1994 4x4, standard. Runs well. $600. Call (203) 634-0562

HI, I’m Harry, strong, lovable, neutered & had my shots. I need a home with adults, I’m a pitbully mix. Love to play & go for rides. Call 203-271-5590 for more info. HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Full care $450. Daily individual turn-out. Geldings only. Draft horses welcome. Looking to work off board? 203-294-9313 OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG Puppies. AKC. Excellent dispositions. Ready March 21. Taking deposits. $700. Vet certified. 1st shots & wormed. 603-835-8555

MERCURY Mariner 2007 Light Tundra, 4x4, 4 Speed Auto #1411 53,834 mi $14,888 (860) 344-9916

STUD BOXER - 3 yrs old. 90 pounds. I have a great fawn boxer I would like to find a female dog, same kind, to breed with. I would like a puppy from the litter. Please contact 203-710-7912

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS TOOLBOXES - Craftsman 3 drawer roll & Kennedy portable $50 each.(203)630-3648



HOME Ent Center, Panasonic 34in CRT HDTV, RCA 5-1 AV Receiver, Pioneer 5 Disk DVD/CD Changer, Excellent Condition. $500. 203-235-6095

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


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

MERIDEN-5Rm Ranch 3BR, Stove, Refrg, D/W-WD ConnFenced yard. Pets considered. $1250/Mo. Refs req’d. Call (203) 605-6964


$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

MERIDEN Avallable modern 2 BR ranch unit. Stove, refrigerator, W/W carpet, garage, laundry. Off st. parking. $950/mo + utils. Sec & lease. Call 203-217-9229

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MAYTAG NEPTUNE Washer and Drying Center. Like new. Both for $400 firm. (203) 639-8389

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

WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $1000. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

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

WEST Marine bottom paint. CPP Ablative Blue. 3 quarts. 1 year old. $40. (203) 440-0299 SKIDOO 1995 MACH Z780 Triple pipe, only 5000 original miles, runs great, excellent condition! $1700 or best offer. Call 203-269-6444 after 4pm

PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Yorkies, Cane Corso, French Bulldogs, Puggles, Shih-tzu, Poodle mixes. $350+ 860-930-4001 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Rare German working lines. Dad is large boned, 100+ lbs. AKC. 1st shots, wormed & tattooed. Nice take home puppy pack. Ready Now! Serious inquiries. $1000. (860) 655-0889 or


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

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641



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

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

MERIDEN - 2 bedroom, 5 large rooms, first floor, off street parking, quiet, stove and fridge, washer dryer hookup, $895. 860-841-6455 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644 MERIDEN - Newly remodeled 7 Rooms, stove, refrigerator. 1 1/2 baths. Garage. Also, 4BR apt, stove & refrig. Call (203) 238-3908 MERIDEN 1 BR, 3 Rooms, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. Off street parking. W/D hkup. $625 + dep. Call 203-605-5691 MERIDEN 2 BR - 1st Floor Updated. Basement storage space. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/month. Security. Olive Street. Call 203-809-4627

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MERIDEN (2) 2BRs, 1st & 3rd fl, 264 Broad St. Off-st-park w/security. Lg rm, sep util. Sect 8 appr’d. $925 1st flr & $800 3rd flr. No pets. 203-537-1730 MERIDEN - 19 Guiel Place, 2 BR Townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, w/d hookup. $1095. 1 mo sec. Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160. MERIDEN - 1BR Large, Modern E. side, secure bldg in small complex. Lg. kitchen, stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $685 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210 MERIDEN - 1BR, 1st flr. Stove & frig, parking, very clean. Newly remodeled kit. & bath, rugs. Centrally loc. $625 + sec. Refs. Call (203) 634-8084 MERIDEN - 1BR, 3 room 2nd floor, stove, refrigerator, off st. parking, sec., $700. Call 203272-3610 or 203-215-0104

$595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN Ground flr furnished studio, Heat, HW, Elec incld. W. Side, Off-st park. $780/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN Huge 5 BR Apartment Freshly painted. Ready to rent! Section 8 approved. $1350/mo + security. No pets. 203-650-0479 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Newly renovated 2nd flr apt. 266 W. Main St. 2-3BRs, Off-st-parking. W/D hookup. Section 8 approved. No pets. Call Paul 203-626-5545

Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN Remodeled 3rd fl, 4rm 1 br. Off st. parking. Great east side area. No pets. $615 /mo. No utilities. 203-238-0675

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-2BR apartment, first floor, private house, off street parking, $700. 860-377-2381

MERIDEN- 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR - $800 & UP Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 1BR Winter Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends March 31st MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 Bath Newly renovated, Separate utils. On first floor. Pratt St. $775 OR 1 room for rent, $450. Call 347-228-3959 MERIDEN- 2BR, 3rd flr, large spacious apt. Stove & fridge. Secure building. Ample parking. No pets. Avail. 4/1. $850. Call 203-376-1259 MERIDEN- 3BR, 5rms, 1st flr, off st. parking. W/D hookup in unit. Shed available. $900 + utils. 1st mo + sec. dep. Credit check & ref’s req’d. 203-537-2095 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, lg. unit w/ deck. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN- Nice, Spacious 1BR, appliances, parking, good location, no pets, 25 Griswold St. $795 + deposit and credit. 203238-1890 MERIDEN-2BR, computer rm, CAIR, 1st flr, East side. Newly remodeled, off-st-parking, alarm sys. No pets. $900/mo. Section 8 appr’d. 203-238-1893 MERIDEN-Large 3BR, new carpet, net paint, new appls. washer/dryer hookups, off st. parking. $900/mo. 3rd flr, Prescott St. 203-996-7379 Jack Regan Realty. MERIDEN-Large, bright 2BR apartment. $800 month plus security deposit. Washer & dryer hookup. 203-715-7508 MERIDEN. 1 BR., 1st floor of 2 family. Stove, fridge, washer, dryer hookup, parking, porch, Sec. system. Clean & quiet. $675 + util, Sec. & Refs. Call 203-238-2889 MERIDEN. Studio apt, $595 including heat & electric. On bus line. No pets. Call (203) 982-3042 ORTHOPEDIC Lift Chair. Electric, for elderly people. Exc cond! Barely used. $400. Call 203-630-3823 12noon-8pm

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SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTHINGTON NOW AVAILABLE 3 BR Apt $900 Per Month 2 BR Apt $850 Per Month Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & Credit check req. For more details, call Alex at 860-276-8208 WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2 bedroom, hot water included, $695-$795, Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160. WALLINGFORD - 2BR apts Available now! Off-street parking. $700-800 incl utils. Call 203-530-1840

WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 4 lge rms, 2nd flr apt. Newly remodeled. Off st. parking. Appls. Enclosed porch. No pets, no smoking. $1000 + sec. 203-265-5171 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. W/D. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apt. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $725/mo. Call 203-949-1904 WALLINGFORD 1BR apt $750 month plus utilities. 1 yr lease. No smoking/pets. on site laundry. off street parking. cen air (203)605-3495 WALLINGFORD 5Rms, H20, trash p/u, appls. No pets. 2 mo sec. No smoking. W/D hkup. $850. (203) 265-4923 WALLINGFORD CENTER 2BR, first floor. Hwood floors in LR & DR. Large deck. CA/gas heat. $1200/month. Security deposit/credit check. Call 203-676-9831 WALLINGFORD ROBIN HILL APARTMENTS Great location! 1BRs starting at $750. 2BRS starting at $825. Call 203-793-7480 for more info WALLINGFORD- 1BR, new kit., new bath, hdwd flrs, stainless steel appls, DW, HW incl. Crown molding. New windows. $815/ mo. Call Jonah 203-430-0340 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 1 month rent. $550/month + security. Appls, W/W carpet. No pets. Avail 3/1. Call 203-265-1731 WALLINGFORD. Avail 3/1, No. Main St Victorian. 3 rm, 1 BR, 3rd flr, no smoking, no pets. $775 plus utils. 2 mos sec. Call 203-269-5973. WLFD- 2BR, central location, laundry, no pets. Credit check. $800 + 2 mos. sec. 203-235-1381 WLFD- 5rms, 2 BR, 1st flr, near library. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. No smoking or pets. Sec. dep & refs. req’d. $950/mo + utils. 203-269-1426 WLFD-3rd FL 4 Small Rooms Appliances. Clean, quiet. Newly painted. Dead-end street. Security. $650 /mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, MERIDEN Lg Room. All utils & cable. Share kitchen & bath. Off street parking. No drugs or alcohol. $150 week & 2 weeks security. Refs. (203) 440-0825 MERIDEN Rooms starting @ $130 per week. Clean & safe. Lg. nicely furnished. Shared kitchen & baths, utils. incl. washer & dryer. Off st. park. 203-537-1772 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

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

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Office/retail 565 Center street, high traffic high Visability, low rent. 203265-7288 ask for Vinnie


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 26, 2010 BUSINESS PROPERTY FOR RENT NORTH HAVEN Office condo with storage area, overhead door, AC, alarm free off street parking 1000sqft ready to move in $750 per mo Call Karl 203-623-3911


ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED 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



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


203-237-2122 FENCING

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

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

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

CUSTOM Finishes. Furn. repair finishing & refinishing. Chairs starting at $30. 203-265-2478


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

ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR Roofs, decks, windows, doors siding, flrs, sheetrock. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-592-1148

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


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L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 PAINTING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Over 25 Years Experience HIC.0569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

POPCORN CEILINGS Repair, Remove, New. HIC.0569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 PLUMBING


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


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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AHEARN BUILDERS-Licensed and insured, contract #555385. 35 Yrs Experience, additions, Garage, decks, Kitchen and remodeling. 860-349-0752

AHEARN BUILDERS-Licensed and insured, contract #555385. 34 Yrs Experience, additions, Garage, decks, Kitchen and remodeling. 860-349-0752

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

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


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


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

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Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

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

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WALLINGFORD $219,900 Small Bungalow on 1.28 level acre in area of fine homes. House needs major renovations-property is beautiful! Bring your ideas! Linda 203-265-5618


$169,900 2 fam 3 car garage. Some updating, clean and ready to go. Poss sub-div with city approval by buyer. Don’t miss out.

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

Call P. Lane (203) 235-3300

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


also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA

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WALLINGFORD “New Listing” Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with addt’l bedroom, 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $195,900

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MERIDEN $229,900 Move-in condition! Energy efficient Ranch on East side. HW floors, stone FP, 2 propane FPs and CAIR. Newer roof, windows and siding. 4 car garage for workshop or hobbyist. Linda 203-235-3300




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MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $79,990. Kathy (203) 265-5618


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



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Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting! WALLINGFORD $149,9000 Handyman special; 2family w/store front, possible 3 family house. Some remodeling done, separate utilities. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

Empire Construction, LLC

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

Quality Work - Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307.

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FIDERIO & SONS REPAIRS Decks & Additions, Entry Doors, Complete Home Improvement by Carpenter. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107

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

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WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $210,000. Kathy 203-265-5618

MERIDEN $349,900 Price reduced. Huge ranch located on Meriden’s East Side. 3 bdrms, 3 full baths, granite, hdwd flrs., finished bsmt w/second kitchen, 2 car garage, and is located at the end of a cul-de-sac on 1.15 acres. Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

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Friday, February 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen HELP WANTED BOOKKEEPER PT. Flex hrs. Meriden store. Quickbooks & Quickbooks Payroll a must. Responsibilities: Managing all AP/AR, filing, etc. Call Jenn 203-272-1303 CAREGIVERS - Exc. position for compassionate, reliable people to provide companionship/ homecare services to seniors. Extensive training provided. Must have own vehicle. Call Home Instead Senior Care @ 860-316-2531 or visit our website

Childcare Worker - PT For local preschool program. HS Diploma req., CDA & 1 yr exp. pref.

Before & After School Childcare Worker HS Diploma req., CDA & 1 yr exp. pref. Send resume to: HR Manager, WFC 169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE. No phone calls please.

City of Meriden Needs Traffic Sign Maintainer Responsible for the fabrication, installation and maintenance of various signs (regulatory, warning, informational, street name signs, etc.) used throughout the City; painting of parking lots, curbs, yellow and white lane markings, crosswalks, etc., assists traffic signal crew to maintain both signal and fire alarm equipment. HS diploma, supplemented training in sign fabrication and knowledge of CT motor vehicle laws or an equiv. combination of education and qualifying experience on a year for year basis. Must possess a valid CT driver’s license, Class D. Must be able to work nights and weekends. Salary $17.77 per hour. Send resumes or application to City Hall, Personnel Department, 142 East Main Street, Meriden. Last date to apply is Friday, February 26, 2010 Preference given to City of Meriden Residents. E.O.E. DRIVER-

Central Transport is seeking drivers for dedicated road positions out of our terminal in Cheshire. Home Daily! Top Drivers Earning $1100+/wk! Vacation / Holiday Pay! Health & 401k Benefits!

Job Fair Response Insurance a member of Unitrin Direct Great Career Opportunities in Customer Service!

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010, 11am - 7pm 500 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Stop by or Apply Online at search Meriden Unitrin Direct is a growing auto insurance company that combines friendly service and innovative processes with a dedication to simplifying the customer's experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, paid training and licensing, and a fast paced and satisfying work environment. Customer Service Agents : answer incoming calls and process customer requests for service in an efficient and friendly manner. Respond to requests regarding billing, processing, underwriting status and general acceptability of risks. Maintain detailed knowledge of personal lines policies, procedures, coverages, rating and processing guidelines. Ability to work flexible shifts available from 8am to 9pm Mon-Fri, and rotating Saturday.

Come to our Job Fair on Feb 23rd


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Nursing Assistants These positions will be responsible for providing routine care for patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse, including but not limited to responding to call lights, assisting with daily living activities, utilizing safe patient handling techniques, monitoring/recording blood pressure, pulse, etc., and providing a safe, clean and comfortable environment for patients. REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactory completion of a formal Nursing Assistant Course or satisfactory completion of 50% of clinical courses in an RN or LPN program, good communication skills, acute hospital exp. strongly preferred, CPR certification, basic computer skills. Gaylord Hospital specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: or mail to

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DENTAL ASSISTANT - x-ray certified, part time to become full time, fax resume to 203949-4789.

PART TIME CDL DRIVER- Mornings apply at 3A Northfield Rd. Wallingford

DRIVERS/CHAUFFEURS PT and FT positions avail. Flexible hrs. Must have clean driving record and public service license. 203-235-9200

Plant Maintenance Mechanic

EXPERIENCED CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIANS needed immediately pending criminal background check, DMV/MVR and drug screening. Company offers vacation, medical, dental and retirement for all full time employees. Company provides late model truck/vans, all safety equipment, and specialty tools. Please visit our website at: send resume to: or fax 215-258-1388

Highly skilled mechanic needed in the repair and maintenance of all plant equipment to include pumping station equipment and motor vehicle for the Town of Wallingford Sewer Division. Requires graduation from a high school/trade school and 4 years experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment. Must obtain a CDL Class B motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment. $23.96 to $28.09 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492. Fax # (203) 294-2084. Closing date will be March 3, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE.

INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 for info. ACORD, Inc.

MANAGEMENT & More Job Fair NOW HIRING: Large national company holding Job Fair at Four Points Sheraton in Meriden, 275 Research Parkway. Tuesday, Feb 23. Customer Service to Supervisory Positions Available. Apply on Time - 12 Noon Sharp! Ask for Mr. Monti. Not affiliated with hotel. Mechanic -

CDL A with Hazmat and Doubles Endorsement Required 12 Months Experience Required



RECEPTIONISTS for medical office in Southington. Full time and part time positions. Medical office experience preferred. Must be able to multitask well in a fast paced environment. Call 860-378-2811. Affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

Shop Foreman and Mechanics Local LTL carrier is seeking diesel mechanics with a minimum of 3 years experience working on tractor/trailer and forklift equipment. Foreman - 1st Shift Mechanics - All Shifts Tools Required Competitive Pay/Benefits/ Vacation CDL A a plus Apply in person at:

210 East Johnson Ave Cheshire

P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

SALES REP, CUST SERV, ORDER PROC, 3 P/T positions up to 35 hrs inc Sat, $9-12/hr, Apply Electrified, 110 Webb St Hamden, 203-787-4246

Shift Supervisor Needed for the Southington and Middletown Goodwill Store. Must be able to work night/weekend/holiday hours as needed. Pay rate $11.00/hr w/benefits. Apply in person: 350 Queen St, Southington or 955 Washington St, Middletown. EOE/AA - M/F/D/V

Join the Community Health Center team at our dynamic Meriden practice! We are looking for individuals who will possess a strong interest in the community health population; have a commitment to preventative dental care; evaluate overall oral health; and who will thrive by working in a friendly, team atmosphere. Qualified candidate must possess a certification in dental radiology by DANB. Graduation from accredited school of Dental Assisting or minimum 2yrs clinical exp in general dentistry req’d. Interest in providing care to a diverse patient population. Commitment to preventive dental care. Knowledge and understanding of dental procedures, terminology, and techniques. Bilingual ability preferred We provide competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental plans, tuition reimbursement, and more! Please submit resume with cover letter stating salary reqs and apply online to: and apply to Job #1536 and #1542. Please reference where you saw this ad when applying. Commission accredited. AA/EOE. Visit our website:

PART TIME Optical Assistant position. Working w/nursing home residents, along side an Optometrist. Opportunity to grow with a caring Co. Call or send resume to: United Vision Resources LLC., 60 Waterbury Rd., P.O. Box 7037 Prospect, CT 06712. Call 203-758-0503 PT Dental Assistant 2-3 days/ wk. Exp w/digital radiology & practiceworks a +. Must be a motivated team player. Fax

R.N. 3-11 SUPERVISOR Southington Care Center, a non-profit 130-bed rehab/ long-term care facility is seeking a dynamic RN to join our team. The candidate must have strong leadership skills, long-term or acute care experience and a commitment to quality care. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including a retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and extensive inhouse educational opportunities. Please contact Andrea Merola, DNS at: Southington Care Center 45 Meriden Ave. Southington, CT 06489 or call 860-378-1230 or e-mail resume to or fax: 860-378-1167

Per Diem Housekeepers These per diem positions will perform all general housekeeping duties as req’d, including floor care maintenance. Previous institutional cleaning exp a plus. Ability to understand & follow verbal and written instructions required. Flexible schedule, every other weekend and holiday.

Per Diem Switchboard Operator This position is responsible for the operation of the hospital switchboard to relay incoming, outgoing and inter-hospital calls. The position also receives and sorts mail. High school diploma or GED, related experience, excellent customer service and telephone etiquette. Ability to function appropriately with emergency procedures. Flexible schedule, weekends and holidays. Gaylord Hospital specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: or mail to P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

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

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 26, 2010

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959 S. Main St., Cheshire (203) 271-0475 320 Boston Post Rd., Orange (203) 799-8075 2139 Silas Deane Hwy. Rocky Hill (860) 257-3224 Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5, Wednesday/Thursday 10-8, Sunday 12-5 SALES ONLY


Consigning Hours: Cheshire: Monday-Friday 10-3, Wednesday/Thursday 10-6, Saturday 10-3 Orange & Rocky Hill: Monday-Friday 10-2, Wednesday/Thursday 10-6, Saturday 10-12

2-26-2010 North Haven Citizen  

North Haven Citizen printed on February 26th, 2010.

2-26-2010 North Haven Citizen  

North Haven Citizen printed on February 26th, 2010.