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Volume 6, Number 5

Your Town, Your News

After more snow, North Haven digs out

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Friday, Februar y 4, 2011

Lowering capital expenses a town budget priority By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen As North Haven enters budget season 2011, a primary focus will be to eliminate capital expenses from the town side of the budget. “If we didn’t have a tremendous need for capital items on the town side, this budget, right now, would represent a zero percent increase, or even a slight decrease, because of a lot of efficiencies we put in place last year,” said First Selectman Michael Freda on Feb. 1. North Haven’s proposed town side budget (without education) for fiscal year 2011-12 of $41.08 million would represent a 4.8 percent increase over the current

budget, according to Director of Finance Ed Swinkowski. In that amount, capital items totaled $2.7 million, a number which will not be part of the annual budget referendum. “We’re not going to authorize $2.7 million for capital items,” Freda said. “Capital items were about $1 million, or a little less, last year.” “We can keep our capital needs to about $1 million,” he added. With only $1 million in capital expenses, the town side increase in the 2011-12 budget would be 1.1 percent, Swinkowski said. Challenging such a figure will be several expensive requests, in-

See BOF, page 23

Grand List declines marginally; Freda still upbeat By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Citizen photos by Kyle Swartz

As wintry weather continued to blanket North Haven, people dug out across the town on Feb. 1. In the middle school’s parking lot, a front loader cleared snow as students and staff had yet another cancellation of classes. Atop Washington Avenue’s Saint Barnabas Catholic Church, workers from KJN Restoration of Hamden joined numerous individuals across Connecticut who removed precipitation piles from overloaded rooftops.

On the Oct 1, 2010 Grand List, North Haven’s total taxable amount of $2.827 billion represented a 0.28 percent decrease from 2009’s figure of $2.835 billion. While real estate and motor vehicle numbers actually increased, a dip in personal property, fueled by new state exemption rules, led to the reduction, according to town assessor Gary Johns. A grand list catalogues all taxable property in town. From this list, municipal leaders can approximate rev-

enue which North Haven would receive from future taxes, providing a basis for a new fiscal year budget and mill rate considerations. In 2010, amounts of taxable real estate in North Haven totaled $2.48 billion, up from $2.44 billion in 2009. Motor vehicles also jumped, representing $190 million in 2010 after 2009 figures tallied $179 million. “The growth in motor vehicles is nice,” Johns said. “It was probably the result of the improving economy.” However, the entirety of

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 4, 2011

LoPresti elected to chair Economic Development in North Haven By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

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bring a lot to the table in terms of attracting new businesses to North Haven,” LoPresti was eager for additional cooperation with Freda. “First and foremost, I want to meet with Michael Freda to talk about what his goals are for economic development,” LoPresti said. “I think of the commission as an arm of Michael Freda’s of-

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nance professional through the National Development Council. Additionally, he is a board member of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, CT Economic Development Association and Northeastern Economic Developers Association. Ten months ago, First Selectman Michael Freda appointed LoPresti to North Haven’s Economic Development Commission. “His experience at the state level has already helped me get access to state officials and the state Economic Development Association” Freda said. “He is a great asset to me.” “Rich and I have been working very closely together on a number of projects, including 297 State Street,

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During the town’s first Economic Development Commission meeting of 2011, members unanimously elected Richard LoPresti as chairman. LoPresti brings over 30 years of experience in housing management, as well as business and economic development. “I thought this would be a good challenge to work as chairman to accomplish more for North Haven,” he said Tuesday. “The most important thing is to attract new businesses to North Haven to increase our tax revenue.” “The tax ratio is a little out of balance,” he continued. “Right now, the onus is more on homeowners than it should be. I think it’s around 50/50, homeowners/businesses, in terms of tax revenue. I’d like to see that more

60/40, businesses/homeowners.” Since 2010, LoPresti has been employed as a business outreach specialist for The United Illuminated Company. From 2003 to 2009, he worked as Director of Office of Business and Industry Development in Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). After he earned a BA in economics from the University of Richmond in 1974, LoPresti served Connecticut’s Department of Housing (DOH) in numerous leadership roles until 1997, when the DOH became part of the DECD. In 1999, LoPresti received the Governor’s Service Award. He is certified as both an economic development finance and housing fi-

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Friday, February 4, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen

Finances no reason to keep kids from NHHS prom, say local business people By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen For over a decade, a local business has provided free dresses and tuxedo rentals to

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See Prom, page 12

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ergy Assistance. Energy assistance appointments are available on Tuesdays (2 to 4 p.m.) and Wednesdays (9 a.m. to noon) in the Community Services office, located in the Town Hall Annex Building, 5 Linsley St. This service is available by appointments for North Haven residents. Please note that eligibility is determined based upon the total income and assets of the applicant’s household. The following documentation must be brought at the time of the appointment: - Last four weeks of any income documentation including pay stubs, SSI, SSD, unemployment or any other income source for every indi-

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Patriots and Scoundrels Book 2, Part 20 By Paul Colella Special to the North Haven Citizen

Since the door was locked and Charity had no means of escape, she took a blanket that was on a chair and wrapped it around her and placed a pillow behind her head while sitting on the floor with her back against the wall. From this position, she watched Colonel Parker sleeping in bed. She could not believe what was happening at Singleton Lodge. These strange occurrences, along with her sudden arrival at the lodge, reminded her of Mrs. Kensington keeping her deranged husband hidden in her home. And now Colonel Parker, Mrs. Kensington’s son-in-law, who was assumed to have left town with no intentions of returning, was living in the same house with Charity. The coincidence was uncanny. Eventually, her eye lids began to feel heavy with the presence of sleep engulfing

her body, so Charity surrendered by closing her eyes, and soon fell asleep. The next morning she was awakened by sunlight coming through bedroom windows. She rose from her position and went over to check on the colonel, who was still asleep. Suddenly, she heard someone unlocking the door. She hastily put back the pillow and blanket on the chair, and positioned herself up against the wall near the door. As the door opened, Charity hid behind it. Someone entered and went over to the colonel’s bed. While this person had his back to Charity, she quietly and inconspicuously left the room and hurried down the hall. She entered a room and closed the door and breathed a sigh of relief. Then she was startled by the unexpected appearance of Caroline, who was standing by the night table. “Good morning, Miss, and how are you? Did you sleep well last night?” she asked.

Charity told her that she was well and had a good night’s sleep. Caroline said that she became concerned when she came to Charity’s room with a basin of fresh water and did not find her. To relieve Caroline’s worry, Charity told her she was in the library reading. Caroline looked at Charity with an odd expression as if she was not satisfied with the explanation. Then she left. Charity watched from the

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Community Services Day Care Center, operated by the Town of North Haven Department of Community Services and Recreation, is accepting applications for upcoming openings. Community Services Day Care Center is a state licensed, NAEYC accredited (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Program. The Center received accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children for having demonstrated substantial compliance with the nationally recognized Criteria for high quality early childhood programs. The center operates a fullday nursery school/day care program for preschoolers

ages two years, nine months (three years by Dec. 31) and a Before and After School Program for School Age Children- kindergarten through grade five. They are state funded by a grant from the Department of Social Services. The mission of the Community Services Daycare is to provide high quality childcare to families with low to moderate income. Fees are on a sliding scale determined by income. The Daycare was established to aid working parents while providing children with a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment that promotes their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., year-round Community Services Day Care Center participates in the Child and Adult Care

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Married: $64,500 Single: 57,300 Income includes Federal Adjusted Gross Income on IRS form 1040 and Social Security payments, or if IRS 1040 is not filed, sources of all income including but limited to Social Security, pensions, interest, dividends or any other income. To complete the application the homeowner (or their agent) must bring the following documents to the assessor’s office in the North Haven Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church St: - Income verification with a copy of the first page of 2010 IRS 1040 and 2010 Social Security 1099 forms or statements from all income received. Note: The State and Town programs require re-application every two years. Gary E. Johns, assessor Town of North Haven

Elderly and totally disabled tax relief programs Applications will be accepted from Feb. 1 to May 15, 2011, at the assessor’s office, North Haven Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homeowner’s tax credits are available from the State of Connecticut (up to $1,250) and the Town of North Haven ($350) for the 2010 Grand List year. Requirements to receive State benefits: - Owner or spouse must be 65 or older as of Dec. 31, 2010 - Totally disabled owners, as determined by the Social Security Administration, have no age restriction - Own the property or have deeded life-use of the property See Briefs, next page

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Yaccarino supports budget proposals Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) joined House and Senate Republicans and announced his support for the 2011 Republican legislative budget proposals. The Republican legislative agenda outlined includes massive state government reorganization and other across-the-board spending cuts to save Connecticut taxpayers billions over the next two years. “It’s time for the state to start living within its means,” Rep. Yaccarino said. “Families across Connecticut have had to cut back and do with less. State government needs to do the same if we expect to reduce the debt and spur job growth. We must work together, across the aisle, for the good of everyone in our state.” “Businesses create jobs, not the government. As a

small business owner I understand the difficulty of keeping the doors open in a tough economy,” Rep. Yaccarino said. “But at the same time I’m concerned the government is spending and borrowing too much money. Cutting back spending and providing tax relief will allow businesses to hire new workers and that benefits everyone.”

Music Festival participants Maloney High School recently hosted the 2011 CMEA Southern Region High School Music Festival in January. Seventeen students who were selected by auditions that took place in November 2010 represented North Haven High School. Regional participants spent the two-month interim individually rehearsing their assigned pieces. On Jan. 14 they gathered at Maloney to begin rehearsing together for a public performance of their work on Jan. 15. North Haven High School students participating in the Regional Festival included: Eli Bannow and J.T. Lincoln (jazz ensemble); Santina Marinelli, Brittany Bendel,

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including a $50 fitting session with seamstresses, also provided without charge by Special Occasions Bridal House. “We do this for one simple reason,” Kathleen said. “We’ve got to give to the community. Everybody should get to go to their prom.” “There’s also a more selfish reason,” she added with a laugh. “It makes me feel good. I never went to my prom, so I don’t know what it feels like, but I know that it’s a very important night in their lives, especially for the gals.” Varieties of reasons keep local families from purchasing formalwear necessary for North Haven’s senior prom. “One family came to us after they lost the father,” Brian said. “Now, in tough economic times, we know that kids don’t go to prom because they cannot afford it.” “When North Haven started getting inner-city kids bussed into the schools three to four years ago, we noticed an increase in kids looking for help,” Kathleen added. At most, Special Occasions Bridal House provides 15 total tuxes and gowns per year, though the shop generally aims for 12 freebees. “We put a limit so we’re not starting a charity,” Kathleen said. “But if a 13th kid came through, we’re never going to turn them away. We’re never going to turn anyone away.” Boys and girls who come through the Testa’s boutique for free service are appreciative. “Every person, every single one is thankful,” Brian said. “We had one family send us a plant for thanks. They were so thankful that they went out and bought us something — that’s what makes this worthwhile.” “We’ve had people in here in tears,” Kathleen added. “When you have them standing there in tears, you want to cut them a check for more.” “Parents always send us prom pictures and their thanks,” she continued. Supplying clothes to North Haven’s needy is done with discretion. “The high school is very good about it,” Brian said. “It’s done very discreetly. They don’t want the kids to feel embarrassed.”

Former NHHS social worker Melissa Hunter, who retired last year, said she would ask guidance counselors and staff administrators to send out feelers in winter for who might require help for the spring dance. “It’s amazingly expensive to go to the prom,” Hunter said. “After the feelers, the counselors send me the names,” she continued. “About half of the kids say, ‘Never mind.’ They other half say, ‘Yeah, we’re interested.’” Hunter, who had originally contacted Special Occasions Bridal House in the midnineties, was grateful for the Testa’s years of altruism. “The two of them are amazing,” she said. “When I first contacted them, they said, ‘How much of a need is there?’ I said, ‘Not much more than one or two.’ They said they’d be willing to offer up to six free dresses for girls and six free tuxes for boys.” “Every year I would contact them to see if they still wanted to donate and every year they continued to be that generous,” Hunter added. Hunter made sure her successor as NHHS’s social worker knew to continue work with Special Occasions Bridal House. Additionally, Hunter organized free flowers and haircuts from Forget Me Not Flower Shop and Paul Mitchell’s North Haven Academy, so more needy teenagers could fully appreciate the special social. “Prom is an once-in-a-lifetime event,” Hunter said. “I think it really makes a difference. Kids who attend feel like they really belonged in high school. They are celebrating four long years of hard work with their classmates.” “It’s a milestone,” she continued. “It’s a way of celebrating with kids they grew up with. It’s one thing that launches them into adulthood and the adult world.” NHHS guidance counselor and senior class co-advisor Melissa Tuchhi expects at least 250 total seniors and guests at the May 20, 2011 prom. Tuchhi, too, praised the Testas. “I think they’re wonderful,” Tuchhi said. “I

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McDaniel College Andrew A. Butterworth of North Haven was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md. Western New England College Jeffrey T. Gaudioso of North Haven has been named to the president’s list for the fall semester of 2010 at Western New England College, Springfield, Mass. Gaudioso is a senior majoring in accounting. Students are named to the president’s list for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.8 or

Branch, N.J. Assumption College The following North Haven students have been named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Assumption College, Worcester, Mass.: Christine D. Marotto, class of 2011; Nicole M. Marotto, class of 2011; Matthew J. McLoughlin, class of 2013. Eastern Connecticut State University Eastern Connecticut State University of Willimantic has named Abigail C. Esposito of North Haven to the fall 2010 semester dean’s list.

Cheshire Academy The Upper School of Cheshire Academy has named the following North Haven students to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic school year. Andrew Barrett, grade nine, received first honors. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Sean E. Barrett. Amanda Pullano, grade 12, received second honors. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pullano.

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higher. Champlain College Daniel Palombo, a resident of North Haven, has been named to the fall 2010 dean’s list for academic achievement at Champlain College, Burlington, Vt. He is majoring in computer and digital forensics. Students named to the dean’s list are full-time students with a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or more. Monmouth University Kelly Brockett of North Haven was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Monmouth University, West Long

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ship and conversation around the dinner table and afterward. Coordinator, Stephen Peterson, estimates that individuals donated some 550 hours of their time contributing to the overwhelming success of this program in 2010. This year the guests are in for a special treat. A generous gift by Comcast to provide cable service to the church will allow them to watch the Superbowl and create a more homelike atmosphere.

Community Suppers St. John’s Episcopal Church sponsors Community Supper on Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, rain or shine for members of the community who need help making ends meet and for those who want some companionship along with a nutritious supper. The suggested donation is $1 per meal, with a family cap of $5. No one is turned away in the event they are unable to make a donation. The menu includes items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone; meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches; seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. For details on this or other parish programs please call the church office at (203) 2390156.

Community Playgroup The free, weekly Community Playgroup for babies, toddlers and their caregivers at St. John’s Episcopal Church is ongoing. The playgroup is held on Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon when public schools are in session, and a healthy snack is provided. If you are a caregiver for a child or grandchild (infant through age four) who would like a

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weekly outing and some social time, you are more than welcome. Participants do not have to be members of St. John’s Church to attend. This Community Playgroup was started in the fall of 2010 by members of St. John’s Church as a way to expand the church’s community outreach. It provides a free opportunity for social interaction for caregivers of young children who may feel isolated, as well as socialization for the children. As many as six or eight children with their caregivers usually attend, and more are always welcome. If you are interested in joining the Community Playgroup, please come with your child(ren) to St. John’s Church on Mondays when public schools are in session between 10 a.m. and noon. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayers and peace. For more information, contact the church office at (203) 239-0156.

Winter happenings at North Haven Bible Church

Congregation Mishkan Israel invites families with children six years and under to a Tot Shabbat on Friday, Feb. 4, at 6:15 p.m. The celebrations of Shabbat are a wonderful opportunity for families with preschool aged children to get to know each other and enjoy an evening of blessings, stories, food and fun. Congregation Mishkan Israel is a reform synagogue located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, contact the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877.

Mishkan Israel hosts Spring Speaker Series Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, will host a Spring Speaker Series beginning in February that features world renowned experts in the world of business and law. On Sunday, Feb. 6, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, associate dean for Executive Programs at Yale School of Management will discuss “Firing Back: Career Resilience from Adversity.” On Sunday, Feb. 13, Robert Burt, professor, Yale Law School will discuss “What Does it Mean to Be Jewish Supreme Court Justice Today?” Both events will take place at 10 a.m. and are free of charge and open to the community. For more information, contact the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877.

pacity of the groups, registration is required. The group will meet at Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road. Please email or call the church office to register or for more information. (E-mail: faithumc1955@sbcglobal.net ; phone (203) 239-2469.)

Spiritual book club On Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Caritas Christi Center, Hamden, Sr. Patricia Cigrand will lead a four-week discussion of the book 10 Gospel Promises for Later Life. Considering the stresses, challenges, and fears inherent in the aging

Hamden, will present “Prayerful Meditation and Movement with the Prayer of St. Francis.” Karen Suppies will lead this series which uses prayerful movement, breathing and meditation. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat, towel, and blanket. There is a suggested donation per session. To register, please call (203) 281-2569.

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On eight Wednesdays, from Feb. 9 to March 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St.,

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Obituary Vincent A. Capasso Vincent A. Capasso, 53, of Mussoview Avenue, Cheshire, formerly of Clintonville Road, North Haven, died Jan. 25, 2011, at YaleNew Haven Hospital Born in New Haven, Feb. 14, 1957, he was a son of the late Louis A. Capasso, Jr. and Grace Collins Capasso. Vincent had worked as a private substance abuse counselor having helped many people

successfully reinvent their lives. He loved family time with his daughter, the outdoors, walking the beach, classic movies, repairing automobiles, and gardening. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan, and was a parishioner and Eucharistic minister at the Church of the Epiphany in Cheshire. He is survived by a daughter, Alaina E. Capasso, of Cheshire; a sister, “Trudy” Meyers and her husband

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Working through grief and loss can be a difficult task alone. But sharing with others who know exactly how you feel makes the journey easier. A bereavement support group is for anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one. This eight-week conversation group will include both support and grief education, facilitated by pastor, the Rev. David Piscatelli. This group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, and is open to anyone regardless of religious affiliation. Due to the limited ca-

process, author Jane Marie Thibault searched the Scripture to find Jesus’ answer to our concerns and discovered 10 Gospel promises that are filled with hope to assure us of abundant life at every stage. There is a donation for this program which includes the book. There are additional sessions on Feb. 15 and 22. To register please call (203) 281-2569.

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A new series entitled, ‘Power to the People,’ will be held Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. This is a look down through the corridor of Bible history to see how God empowered people and what He is doing today. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., there will be a ladies study on ‘Grace’ using the book entitled Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges. A men’s study is to be offered at the same time on the book of Romans. On Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., a daytime Women’s Bible study featuring a Beth Moore Series called ‘Breaking Free’ will be held. This is a wonderful study on breaking free of all strongholds in our lives. For more information on these studies and other information go to northhavenbiblechurch.com or call (203) 239-1495. The North Haven Bible Church is located at 61 Mill Road.

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To the editor: On Thursday, Feb. 10, First Selectman Mike Freda will host his “State of the Town Address” at a local banquet hall — a free lunch, possibly to launch Freda’s re-election campaign (reservations required, noon to 2 p.m.). This is basically an event to feed Freda supporters in more ways than one. We know where to find them, as they wouldn’t miss this event for anything. What’s the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce’s stake in this? The sponsors paying for this free lunch are

North Haven businesses. They have a vested interest in sponsoring this event like some others in town. Republicans will be there supporting the “Freda Way” of doing things. It makes you wonder who is really paying for this free lunch? There’s no such thing as a free lunch when you consider the motives behind it all. Freda’s first year in office has spoken for him loudly, so he doesn’t have to. Most people aren’t impressed. Freda has created big taxpayer expenses for all, and tax breaks for some, while money is being spent recklessly. Speaking of politics, I wonder why Chris Peterson of the North Haven Way

Come put letters, pictures, stories to the editor in our Drop Box in the Memorial Library on the newspaper table

blogspot has refused to address issues I have been writing about? My friends have been testing Chris Peterson and they are angry with him. I have written about issues that are important to North Haveners. These are issues they want to blog about and Chris Peterson shuts them out. All they must do is go to my Facebook Page to view over 120 comments where they can post their own and share info with others. This is an open forum with no restrictions — serving as my blogspot for people with accountability (representing responsibility — stating the facts). Morris Pedersen North Haven

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Monday, Feb. 7 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 Board of Education, Annex Building, 7 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 Zoning Board of Appeals, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 22 Board of Police Commissioners, Police Department, 8 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 Inland Wetlands Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 Community Services Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 5:30 p.m.

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The North Haven Citizen will be printing posts from the paper’s Facebook page.

North Haven Citizen (2/1/11): “BREAKING NEWS: On the Oct 1, 2010 Grand List, North Haven’s total taxable amount of $2.827 billion represented a 0.28 percent decrease from 2009’s figure of $2.835 billion.” Friend responses: “That can’t be good for us taxpay-

ers :(” North Haven Citizen (1/31/11): “Chief of Police James DiCarlo has issued a parking ban effective at midnight tonight, Jan. 31, through Thursday, Feb. 3, for the Town of North Haven.” Friend responses: “Jimmy is so cool, I wanna be just like him when i grow up”

Commentary

Getting ready for tax season? The holidays have passed us and a new year is here. The earlier you prepare for the looming April tax deadline, the easier it will be to file your taxes. Here are some helpful hints as you begin getting ready for tax season: Make sure your information matches your record with the Social Security Administration. Soon, you will be receiving your W-2s from your employer(s) and tax information from the IRS. Carefully check your name, Social Security number and all of the data on your W-2s and on your Social Security Statement or card to make sure they match. If you can’t find your Social Security card, be sure to order one. You can do so at your local social security office or download the application online and submit it with a current form of ID. For a list of valid forms of ID and the application, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/ss-

number). A mismatch could delay your tax refund and cause problems with your Social Security benefits in the future. Such errors are easy to fix, now. A name change could cause holdups. If you’ve legally changed your name due to marriage, divorce, court order or for any other reason, make sure you change your name with Social Security by applying for a new Social Security card. Make sure you change your name with your employer as well. A minor detail could cause a major mix-up or cause your earnings to be improperly recorded. Don’t forget the kids. If you are the parent of a newborn, you want to make sure that the newest family member has a Social Security number and card, too. Most people apply for their baby’s Social Security card while they are still in the hospital, See Tax, next page


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North Haven Mom — winter activities available for families By Lynn Semple Special to the North Haven Citizen Has all this snow got you down? Do you have cabin fever? Are the kids going stir crazy? Winter is in full force. With days shorter and nights even colder, even the best of us can get a little down. Some people lack motivation and have low energy, which might cause “winter blues.” It is hard to be happy or get motivated when you are stuck inside all day. Spring is around the corner, although it might be a long corner! In order not to let winter bring you down, activities exist for you and your family, from simple arts and crafts projects to cooking up tasty and healthy snacks. Take advantage of the white stuff, as it will not last forever — even though it may feel like it. Get outside with the kids or make your own fun inside. Look at what activities the town recreation center or library offers during winter months. There are classes for kids and adults, so everyone can get a break. Visit a local museum to get youths interested in art and history. Some indoor activities you can do with your children include: - Make forts out of chairs and blankets, towels, sheets,

Tax Continued from page 16 at the same time they apply for the birth certificate. If you did not receive a card for infants, and it has been 30 days after their birth, you will need to request a replacement card. You will need the card and number in order to claim them as a dependent on your tax return. Go online if you don’t have your 1099. Social Security Benefit Statements (Form SSA-1099) are automatically mailed to beneficiaries and should be received by January 31st. If you do not receive

etc. - Have an indoor picnic — pack up a picnic basket full of tasty treats the youngsters enjoy and spread a blanket in your family room - Have an indoor scavenger hunt and look for things that are white - Make snowballs for a snack (powdered sugar donuts) - Have an indoor snowball fight using crumbled up paper or marshmallows - Have an indoor snowstorm by tearing up pieces of paper, then put the pieces on a towel or blanket and have all the kids grab an edge and toss the “snow” into the air - Blow up some white balloons and pretend they are snowballs and toss them around - Make a fire and play a board game or watch a movie - Volunteer. Doing so is free and does not have to be less fun than other activities. There are a lot of opportunities in many different areas, from feeding the homeless to working in animal shelters. Your family will also get the great feeling that they have been able to help out those less fortunate. Some outdoor activities you can do with your kids are: - Have a snowball fight - Blow bubbles when it is very cold out and see what

your SSA-1099 by January 31st, you can request a replacement 1099 online at www.socialsecurity.gov/1099. For security purposes, you will need to setup your online password at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices. Also, keep in mind that your address information must be keep current at all times and must be reported directly to Social Security in order for us to get all important information out to you. For more information about Social Security, visit www.socialsecurity.gov. Content provided by Social Security Administration, New Haven District.

happens (in freezing air, the bubble will freeze into a crystal ball) - Take the family sledding, walking, hiking, skiing, ice skating or snowboarding - Make snow angels, a snowman or an igloo As a mom to two young kids, I am always thinking of ways to keep the house organized, the children entertained and interested in their toys. An idea I came up with can get the whole family involved. Now that holidays are over and new toys are all around, I wanted a fun way for the kids to look for a toy to play with. I decided to make a pic-

ture book and take an inventory of all the toys we have. I will catalog all the playthings with pictures, quantity, etc. in a binder. The kids will help me lay out all the toys so I can take photographs. We will count how many pieces go to each game or object, and next to each snapshot I will write the quantity and, maybe, when we got it. The goal is to organize our toys, keep them fresh for the kids (they can’t remember all the toy they own, can they?) and to see what the kids play with on a regular basis. When the kids are bored and looking for things

to play with, I will have them pull out the binder so they can see all their toys and decide what they want to use. Each time they pick a toy, I will put a check next to it’s picture. Once their birthday or holidays come around, I can pull out the binder and see how many times they have played with it. Even though the days are cold and long, get outside with your family. Winter is half-over (even though winter 2010-11 seems endless). Before you know it, children will be complaining that it is too hot outside to play (we can only hope!).

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, February 4, 2011

Senior Happenings

Day trips: Tuesday, March 22: Feast of St. Joseph Thursday, April 14: Singin’ in the Rain Thursday, April 28: Casino, Mohegan Sun Wednesday, May 25: A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Wednesday, June 15: Casino, Foxwoods When registering for trips sponsored by the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, please remember to bring in

your emergency contact information, their name and telephone numbers (including work and cell numbers). Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center beginning in 2010. The telephone number for the Senior Center is (203) 239-5432. Outreach and volunteer opportunities Reading volunteers: looking for seniors to volunteer their time with the students of Clintonville Elementary

School to read with them for one hour one day a week. If you like to read, enjoy being with students, then this is a great opportunity to be part of. Please contact the center to learn more about the Reading Program. Collection for American Heart Association: Simply purchase a heart for $1 and see how your money will be spent to help people with heart conditions. All pro-

ceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. AARP driver safety program The AARP driver safety program will be held on the third Thursdays of the month from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dates for 2011 are: Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, and Dec. 15. This refresher course was

developed to help drivers 55 and older to improve their skills and possibly prevent traffic accidents. The fee for AARP members is payable to AARP and due on the first day of the course. Space is limited so preregistration is required. Insurance companies are required to give a minimum of a 5 percent discount for two years for those over 62 years of age who are graduates of the completed course.

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Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Feb. 7 Line dance, 9 a.m. Beg. computer, 9 a.m. Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Valentine party, 11:45 a.m. Oil painting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Beg. Pinochle, 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Know center, 9:30 a.m. Beg. chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Lunch, noon Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Songsters, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Mind and Medicine, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Beg. Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m. Computer class, 1 p.m. Pizza and Bingo, 1 p.m. Knitting, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. Mini trip, 10:30 a.m. Interact Club, 11:15 a.m. Lunch, noon Crafts, 1 p.m. Int. Yoga, 1 p.m. Movie, 1:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 Center closed — Lincoln’s birthday.


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The North Haven Citizen Friday, February 4, 2011

Blood drives planned in area

Pertussis on the rise Protect the infant you care for by protecting yourself against pertussis (also known as whooping cough). Quinnipiac Valley Health District is now offering a pertussis vaccine (in the form of Tdap-tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) to parents, grandparents, babysitters and other caregivers of newborns and infants 12 months and younger. If you are over age 18 and have never had a Tdap vaccine, (a combined booster immunization containing tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis protection) you are eligible to receive this vaccine. There is no charge for the vaccine. A $5 administration fee is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay this fee. For a location and time, call QVHD, (203) 248-4528.

Appeal for blood donors The American Red Cross – Connecticut Blood Services Region is announcing a statewide appeal for blood donors announced on Monday, Jan. 24, and is continuing until Feb. 15 due to winter storms that have so far caused the cancellation of about 1,800 blood and platelet donations in Connecticut. This is the lowest January supply the American Red Cross has seen in a decade. The goal for the statewide appeal in Connecticut is 6,250 donations which will help replenish the Red Cross blood supply to ensure that blood products are readily available for patients with serious medical needs. All blood types are needed, especially type O negative, to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. The Red Cross urges all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets in the coming days by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting redcrossblood.org

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 CTAppointment@usa.redcross.org. Positive identification is required at the time of donation. Blood drives scheduled in the area: Cheshire Wednesday, Feb. 23, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., United

Methodist Church, 205 Academy Road Hamden Monday, Feb. 14, 1:45 to 7:30 p.m., Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Ave. Monday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave. New Haven Fridays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25,

March 4, 12:15 to 6 p.m., New Haven Chapter House, 703 Whitney Ave. Wallingford Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1 to 6 p.m., Wallingford Family YMCA, 81 S. Elm St. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1 to 6 p.m., Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 S. Colony Road Monday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Proton Energy Systems, 10 Technology Drive Thursday, March 3, 1 to 6 p.m., Villa Capri, 906 N. Colony Road

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Feb. 7 Monday

Interfaith Volunteer Training — Volunteers are needed to help the elderly. A two-hour training session sponsored by Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington St., Wallingford. Please call IVCG at (203) 230-8994 or email carnh@snet.net for more information and to register.

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Tuesday

Hamden Art League — The Hamden Art League will feature Hamden resident Cham Hendon, who will present a slide show of his acrylic paintings and a brief demonstration of his

poured acrylic technique. The meeting will take place in the Social Room of the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Socializing and refreshments begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7:20 p.m. and the artist’s presentation from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The public is welcome. If the library is closed due to weather, the meeting will be cancelled. For more information visit hamdenartleague.com Cake decorating program — The North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St., is hosting a cake decorating program for middle and high school students at 7 p.m. This program is free, but registration is required.

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Wednesday

Ski Club — The North Haven Ski Club will be accepting applications for the ski season from 6:30 to 7:30

Thursday

Power Squadron — New Haven Power Squadron will hold its monthly meeting at the New Haven Museum and Historical Society, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven. The meeting will consist of a presentation on the history of New Haven Harbor, its affiliated industries and its trading partners. There will also be a tour through the Maritime Gallery, as well as the Amistad Gallery. There will be a charge to attend this meeting. For more information, contact Anthony Cucinelli, at (203) 281-1010, or anthony@cucinelli.com

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graph and goodie bags for each little Valentine who attends. (A parent or guardian must be present with each child.) Reservations are recommended. For tickets and additional information please contact Sr. Mariette Moan, at (203) 288-2309, ext. 313, or via email at alumnae@sha-excelsior.org


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the loss of a couple businesses, like Quebecor, partially Continued from page 1 leaving town,” Johns said. “But the primary cause was taxable personal property in an increase in exemptions for North Haven went down by personal property.” 9.9 percent. On the 2009 “Some real estate, motor Grand List, personal proper- vehicles and personal property was $171 million, which in ties are exempt from taxa2010 fell to $154 million. tion,” he added. “The state Personal property figures will partially refund us for mostly measure factory the loss of revenue.” equipment and other items Total exemptions in 2010, utilized by local businesses including personal property, in manufacturing. “We had real estate and motor vehi-

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 4, 2011 cles, equaled $125 million, a 14 percent increase over the $107 million in 2009. Personal property exemptions in 2010 came to $109 million, up 18 percent from $92 million in 2009. Last year, North Haven focused town audits on local businesses’ personal properties, according to Michael Freda, identifying additional machinery. “The amount of personal property in town grew,” he said. “The irony is that the audits also increased the number of exemptions.” Recently, Connecticut leaders increased the rate of exemptions on older personal property from 80 percent of value to 100 percent of value, according to Freda. “That’s why the numbers are down,” he said. Such exemption rate alterations on older equipment came after Freda and other leaders within Connecticut have called for state officials

to foster a more pro-business environment. “I’ve been to Hartford many times, and I keep telling them, ‘You’ve got to be more businessfriendly,’” Freda said. “I think the exemptions are part of that.” Moderate Grand List decline in 2010 comes after a significant loss last year. The 2009 Grand List represented a 1.52 percent decrease from 2008 numbers, with a $40 million-plus dip in total taxable property. “I see progress here even though it’s a loss,” Freda said. “Last year, the Grand List was off $1.46 million in taxable revenue. This year it’s off approximately $48,000.” “I try to look at things in a positive, upbeat fashion,” he added. “I’m very optimistic.” According to Freda, economic development is imperative for North Haven’s financial advancement. “The economic development foundation is in place to help this

year and future years,” he said. “It hasn’t hit yet, but it will hit.” “Included in that is North Haven’s medical epicenter,” he added, alluding to Yale New Haven’s new Devine Street site. “That will increase the level of property value of those buildings. Since pilot programs will be involved, I expect an incremental revenue growth, and the creation of more jobs, which will create more spending in town. This all has a synergistic affect, because more and more businesses and companies are calling me as a result of this building momentum. That’s why I’m so optimistic.” Northern Washington Avenue, an especially blighted economic area of North Haven, remains a focus for Freda. “That’s still a big challenge,” he said. “I’m still working up there while focusing on other initiatives.”

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Friday, February 4, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen

Annual plant sale Courtesy of Ellie Tessmer

The Southwest Conservation District will be having the Annual Shrub and Perennial Plant Sale on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at the Lockwood Farm, Hamden. Available are: Evergreen bare root seedlings, native as well as ornamental shrubs, and perennials. Plants to be featured are: variegated, fragrant, compact and/or suitable for wildlife as well as bird and butterfly gardens. Volunteer UCONN certified master gardeners as well as North Haven, daytime gardeners and Wallingford Garden Club members will be on hand to assist the customers on site. Pre order forms are available from SWCD office at 51 Mill Pond Road, Hamden 06514. Phone: (203) 287-8179. Call for a newsletter and order form. Email address: swcd43@sbcglobal.net. The Spring Plant Sale Newsletter will be on the district’s website at www.conservect.org. Click on SWCD, then newsletters. Also check Focus on Gardening Interactive Newsletter which features some of the plants as well as other gardening news. Photo: Rudbeckia fulgida

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cluding new sanitation, recycling and fire trucks. “We have to go department by department to identify what are the true priorities,” Freda said. “Realistically, it might end up closer to $1.3 million -- somewhere in that range is where we want to end up in capital.” Second selectman Tim Doheny echoed Freda. “In the few years I’ve been involved with town government, I’ve certainly come to believe that that’s what our ongoing capital expenditures tend to be, year-to-year,” he said at a Jan. 18 Board of Selectmen budget workshop. “We’ve been up, we’ve been down . . . but when you look at the long run, a million bucks is what the town needs to maintain the capital.” At the same meeting, third selectman Steve Fontana told Freda he favored $1 million for capital, assuming the amount represented actual needs, and not an annual habit. “I’m not always in favor of an arbitrary number,”

he said. “I’m in favor of a number that’s reached based on what you and the Board of Finance believe is the appropriate amount of capital.” Fontana recalled Freda’s long-held belief that many of North Haven’s roads required immediate attention, which could push capital costs beyond $1 million. “I have an issue with Tim, that, historically, just because it’s been a million bucks doesn’t mean it’s enough,” Fontana said. “I think we’ve been underfunding roads for at least 10 to 15 years, or longer. So, in terms of where we need to be . . . we may need to be looking at a larger number, insofar as the roads may demand more investment than we would otherwise make.” Freda concurred with Fontana’s comments on North Haven’s need for roadwork. “There’s no question that we are seeing a crumbling infrastructure here, particularly in roadways,” Freda said. “The million dollars in capital -- that does not address the roads.” Financing road improvements would necessitate

monetary creativity, Freda stated, including a bonding package. Built into North Haven’s initial 2011-12 budget is a two percent increase for town employee health insurance costs, as provided by Anthem Blue Cross. However, Freda believes the figure will be smaller. “I think that will be closer to zero percent,” he said. Debate over whether to put health insurance coverage out to bid dominated the Jan. 19 BOF meeting. Arguments against included that doing so risks a loss of Anthem’s guaranteed zero percent increase. “We’re going to try to take that zero percent and try to get it less – we’re not certain about getting it less, of course.” Freda said Feb. 1. “Once we know if it’s zero percent or less, then we will look to whether we can put it out to bid.” Freda expected a slight rise in the initial Board of Education budget, which is still under construction. “At this early stage, I anticipate a 2.2 percent increase from the board of education,” he said. “It could very well come in a

little bit lower.” North Haven’s initiallyproposed budget is but a starting point for numerous debates and adjustments before any number of referen-

dums. “It’s a wish list for most departments, and it’s a place for us to start,” said Board of Finance chairman Richard Monico at the Jan. 19 BOF meeting.

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wonderful programs like the Summer Teen Reading sponsored by the library.” “My mother always brings my sister Jessica, my brother Erik and me to the library,” she added. “I met my friend Julia Puzone at one of the programs called Story-Time when we were four years old and we have been best friends ever since.” Meyer is a seventh grader at North Haven’s middle school, where she is a highhonor student who plays basketball and lacrosse, and enjoys reading, drawing, acting, knitting, singing, hanging-out with her friends, playing with her puppy Sophie and being a Girl Scout. “Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and my favorite subjects in school are Language Arts and Spanish

Continued from page 5 named The North Haven Library, with ‘haven’ being the emphasized word.” “Also, we are all teens and the two words seemed very catchy and appropriate so I went with it,” she added. Meyer received news that she won by phone from Beach, who called her on one of several recent school snow days. She was thrilled and honored to have won and was happy to have had the opportunity to contribute to North Haven’s library — a place she has been coming to since she was three years old. “I enjoy coming to the library because I am an avid reader who loves checkingout books and my favorites to read are adventure and comedy,” Meyer said. “I also enjoy participating in the many

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 4, 2011

An Ounce of Prevention

Radon Awareness By V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that may threaten health in high concentration. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Any home in any community may have elevated levels of radon, even if other homes in the neighborhood do not. Testing for radon is simple and inexpensive. An identified radon problem can be fixed. Radon is formed by the breakdown of natural uranium in rocks and soil. In the open air, radon is so highly diluted that it poses no danger. However, when it seeps into homes, it becomes trapped and can build to levels of concern. As much as 55 percent of the radiation that people acquire over their lives comes from breathing in radon gas. Your risk of developing lung cancer from exposure to radon depends upon

the concentration of radon and the length of time you are exposed. Smokers increase this risk ten-fold. Any home can have a radon problem. Most radon enters homes through ground-level openings such as pipes, drains and foundation cracks. Most homes contain radon in the air. But the concentration of radon in the air varies greatly from insignificant to hazardous levels of contamination. The only sure way of knowing if your home contains excessive levels of radon is to test for radon. Test for radon in the lowest level of your home containing a living area. (You don’t need to test basements that are not used as a living area.) Most hardware and building supply stores sell testing kits. Be sure the kit is EPA certified. Short-term tests take air samples from 2-90 days. A lab then analyzes the air sample and forwards the results to you. There are also longerterm tests. There are private

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these sites: www.epa.gov/ or www.ct.gov/dph, key word for both sites radon. An Ounce of Prevention is a publication of the Quinnipiac Valley Health District, which is located at 1151 Hartford Turnpike, North Haven. An Ounce of Prevention is written by QVHD Deputy Director V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH.

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held the same day at 5:30 p.m., in Carroll Hall at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., featuring loaded baked potato, salad, jello, dessert and beverage. Call the church office at (203) 239-5691 to make a reservation.

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Encounters with Christ series Sr. Virginia will present a program focusing on what happens when ordinary people in the gospel encountered Christ through the “Encounters with Christ” Series: Meeting Christ: The Cost of Discipleship. This program is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, There is a suggested donation. To register, please call (203) 2812569.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Wine and Chocolate Tasting on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden. Savor an array of exquisite cheeses, playful risotto martinis, and a delicious assortment of chocolate inspired desserts provided by Emily’s Catering. For more information, call the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877.

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On Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, Jim Pepitone will screen and lead a discussion of the movie The Mission. This movie, starring Academy Award winners Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons, tells the true and dramatic story of Spanish Jesuits who convert a tribe of indigenous people in remote South America to Catholicism. There is a suggested donation which includes a

The North Haven Congregational Church is again presenting the Pierpont concert series. Starting off the series this year is Washboard Slim and the Bluelights who will perform Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., with a reception to follow. A typical Bluelights performance might include original music, early jazz, blues, swing, standards, jug band, gospel, pop music from the turn of the century, and rock’n’roll. Also, Valentine’s Celebration Dinner will be

Day of Reflection

Day of Reflection: Tending to God’s Spirit at Work in Us will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden. Sr. Virginia will examine the personal character and uniqueness of each individual’s relationship with Christ. The donation for this program includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register please call (203) 2812569.

Transforming life’s hurts

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, Jeanne Mazzariello will share insights that invite us to reflect on the very real experience of pain and struggle in our lives. There is a suggested donation. To register please call (203) 281-2569.

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Schools Continued from page 13 were named to the dean’s list. Bryant University Ettore Carchia, of North Haven, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bryant University, Providence, R.I. Carchia is a freshman, majoring in international business. University of Massachusetts Louis Landolfi, a resident of North Haven, was among more than 2,500 students from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, who was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list.

Kathryn Mitchell of North Haven was named to dean’s list at the University of Vermont. University of Vermont Kathryn M. Mitchell, of North Haven, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at the University of Vermont. Mitchell is a senior self-designed major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. To be named to the dean’s lists, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Patriots Continued from page 9 attending to their duties in the kitchen and outside. Lydia Johnson had gone into the library and closed the door behind her. She tried to open the desk, but it was locked. Using a letter opener, she tried to pry the lock, but her efforts were futile. Angered by her failed attempt, she threw the letter opener on the floor, when suddenly someone grabbed her from behind and placed an iron hook up to her throat. Startled and frantic, she asked, “Who are you?” The person whispered into her ear instructing her to turn

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around slowly and remain silent. When Lydia turned around, she came face to face with Simon Blackwell. At Winchester Park, an exhausted Caleb Fairchild examined his son’s wound while he was sleeping. Then he quietly went into the hall where he met a concerned Honoria. Honoria inquired about Ethan, and Caleb said he made it through the night, but they had to make sure the wound would not become infected. “Infection and disease killed more soldiers on the battlefield than bullets or bites from wild animals,” said Caleb. “But do not worry, my dear. Between my novice physician skills and

your love for my son, Ethan will survive and all will be right again.” Then he and Honoria went into Ethan’s room while Judith Fairchild watched not far away. Judith became vexed when she saw her husband speaking kindly to Honoria. She knew that she had to break up Ethan and Honoria, so she retreated into the drawing room where she began to plot her next devious scheme. To be continued . . . Paul Colella is a published author and North Haven resident. His first novel, “Patriots and Scoundrels: Charity’s First Adventure,” is available online at Amazon.com


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Breakfast of legislators

Courtesy of Elona Vaisnys

Legislators were invited by Hamden-North Haven League of Women Voters for “Breakfast with the Legislators.” The master of ceremonies at the event was Carole Merriman, president of the Hamden-North Haven League of Women Voters. During the first part of the breakfast, the legislators sit at tables with their constituents, then they all sit at a table facing the audience and take questions. Among those attending were Senator Len Fasano, representing East Haven and North Haven; Representative David Yaccarino, representing North Haven. Photo 1: League members Marian Brody (left) and Mary Bigelow who serves on the Connecticut Citizens Ethics Advisory Board, with Representative David Yaccarino. Photo 2: League member Marian Brody absorbed in what Representative Yaccarino has to say; Photo 3: Senator Fasano (left) and Representative Sharkey speak of their friendship and their legislative disagreements. Senator Looney is on the right.

has a great educational system. It has a great tax rate, lower than a lot of others in Connecticut. And we have a lot of property available, which could help us is attracting new businesses.” Northern Washington Avenue and the Rabina proper-

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fice.” Looking to the town’s economic future, LoPresti sees promise. “North Haven has a lot going for it,” he said. “It

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ty remain challenges. “When I worked for the DECD, I was involved with the Rabina property,” LoPresti said. “I had a lot of hope for that becoming reusable, but the economy has taken a toll. I still think there are opportunities to work with that prop-

erty. One goal of mine is to work with Michael Freda to see what opportunities are there.” “I’m excited about northern Washington Avenue,” he continued. “Where opportunities will arise for economic development for that area

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Route 5. While in the area of Wadsworth Ave., Stratton fell from the passenger side of the truck and landed in the roadway. North Haven Fire Dept paramedics treated Stratton at the scene. She was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital for her injuries. She is being treated for head and upper body injuries. Torino was charged with DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and released on a $500 bond, to appear in Meriden court on Feb. 4.

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moving truck. A 911 call received on Jan. 28 at 12:30 a.m. reported a woman lying in the roadway on Washington Avenue (Route 5) at Wadsworth Ave., according to Detective Captain James Merrithew. An investigation revealed that Steven Torino, age 31, of 11 Acorn Lane, Northford and a female companion, Shannon Stratton, age 25, of 66 Fairview Ave. in West Haven, were in Torino's pickup truck traveling north on

will be Quinnipiac University’s new medical facility. I see a lot of opportunity there, in terms of surrounding businesses supporting the medical school and whatever other plans Quinnipiac has for that property.”

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Continued from page 12 think their shop does a lot for our school and students.” However, the Testa’s business, which is full-service and offers everything down to airbrushed tanning, can only do so much for aspiring prom-goers. “We can’t help them if they don’t have a date,” Kathleen said with a laugh.

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forthcoming, as is some redecorating of the teen section. “We have this lovely teen area and we decided to get a sign and why not have the teens name it. There were over 30 entries and it was nice to see the ample interest,” stated Nancy Haag, reference librarian. “My fellow librarians and I encourage the teens to take advantage of our programs like the Summer Teen Reading Program, and come to visit their new area, relax, read a book, do research, or check-out a book or two. Reading is a fine way to past the time any day of the week.” “It was a pretty stiff com-

to know the community. “The impact of reading has been great for my family and me,” said Leslie’s husband and Meyer’s father Bill. “My son Erik and I read together and we learn new information while engaging our imagination.” “We are so happy and proud of Stephanie and we are glad that the library has a teen section,” he added. “Our library has many advantages and coming to the library is a win-win situation for everyone.” Meyer was awarded a $25 gift card for Barnes and Noble, donated by the Friends of the North Haven Library. A new sign for “Teen Haven” is

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because we read a lot in class and I find learning another language interesting and beneficial,” said Meyer. “I came to appreciate reading from my mother.” Meyer’s mother Leslie has been an advocate — and professional administrator — of reading. “I was a librarian at the Edward Smith Library in Northford and a teacher so I know the importance of reading especially to your children at an early age,” Leslie said. “I learned that from my mother Linda who is an avid

reader.” “I encourage my children to read a variety of genres, and I am very pleased with the many services and programs offered at our library,” she added. Leslie added that the library is a wonderful place with an attentive and friendly staff that gets to know the regular patrons on a firstname basis. She and her family come to the library as often as possible. She encourages parents and their children to take advantage of the programs, use the computers and resource section, and check-out books at a place that serves as a central hub for socialization and getting

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WALLINGFORD-3BR, 1B, Ranch. Newly renovated. HW floors, eat-in-kit, 2 car det. gar, Full bsmt and so much more. $1400/mth EOH Sec + Refs req No pets. Call Brian or Kathy 203-265-5618

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin

SOUTHINGTON. 3 BR, 1 bth, stove, refrig, W/D incl, 2nd fl. $1100/mo. Lg walkup attic, (860) 919-4231. No pets.

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!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA DURHAM 1 & 2BR Houses for rent. No pets. $850-$900. Security + utilities. Call for details (860) 349-9114 WALLINGFORD-8+Rms, 2 car gar., CA, fpl, 3BR, 3BA, Hdw, porch. Easy 91 N/S. $1975/mo. Refs & sec. Call Bill 203-2655729

MERIDEN- 2BR TH, quiet, clean . 1 1/2 bath, AC, sec. sys. Hookups. Appls. W/W carpet. Deck. No pets or smoking. Sec dep. $980 + utils. 203-269-9755

YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 bath. All appliances included. W/D. Gas heat. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. No pets. Call 203-464-8066

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE. 1BR, roomy 1st floor apt, eat in kit, liv rm. hardwood flrs, front & rear porch, off st, parking. W/D available. Pet ok. $855/mo. Call 203-250-8288

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER 1BR, 1st fl, 4 lrg rms, heat, HW, elec incd. W. Side, refrig, stove, washer, dryer incld. $230/wkly+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2 BR Hubbard Park area. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $895/mo. + utilities. No pets. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - 2BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st parking. No smoking/pets. Heat & HW included. $900/mo. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN - 3BR 1st floor, LR, kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. No dogs. Prescott St. $950. 203-9967379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN - South Colony St. 2 bedroom, recently renovated, hardwood floors, no pets or smoking, $650/mo plus security. 3 bedroom, $775/mo plus security. 203-592-8331 MERIDEN -11 Camp Street 3BR, 3rd flr. $900/mo + security. Fresh paint, new flooring. Utilities not included. Off-street parking. Call 860-209-0646 MERIDEN -2BR, 1st FL. Re-finished. Nice yd. Grove St. $800 + util. W/D incl. Sec 8 approved. 203-265-4664

203-238-3499 Always Buying Everything Old or Collectible. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-284-3786 or 203-269-4975

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

SOUTHINGTON Downtown 1BR, 136 Center St, Heat/garbage/ HW incld. No pets. $700/month. Call Mike 860-919-1908

Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

AFFORDABLE

SOUTHINGTON 2nd flr, 2 family home, newly remodeled, movein cond. 2BRs, C/A, appls, w/d hkup. Non- smoking. No pets. Off road parking for 2. Quiet dead-end rd. Walking distance to Rails to Trails. $950/mo. No utils. 29 Speechley Ave. Avail 3/1. (860) 621-2661

Only $950

CONDOMINIUMS

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

PLANTSVILLE Mansion -1BR Apartment. New appls. Pergo floors. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard. $750. Reduced winter rent. Small pet Ok. 203-910-4349

For Active Adults 55 and better

FOR RENT

BOBCAT Skidsteer Model 743, diesel, very nice condition. $7800. Call 203-996-2057

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MOVING! Many items for sale! Furniture, chairs, solid oak dining rm set, bureaus, home office furniture, rugs & more! Call Sandy (860) 589-1500 QUEEN SIZE Sleeper sofa. Good condition. With feather bed. $250. Call (203) 269-6807 for more information.

MERIDEN- East side, 1st flr, 2BR, nice yard. $800 plus sec. deposit. No pets. 203-623-5684

203-235-8431

HOUSES FOR RENT

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apts From $895 + sec. & utils. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled ● 2 & 3BR, Sherman Ave. ● 3+ BR, Franklin St. Off street parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. (203) 634-6550

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 bdrm. $600 Utilities not included. Section 8 approved. (203)270-5501 MERIDEN 1 BEDROOM $750 incl. heat, hot water & cooking gas. Feel at home in pleasant 3 rm w/full bath. Small pet ok. 38 Lincoln St. (203) 440-4789 MERIDEN 1, 2, 3 & 4BR Apts West Side - Recently Renovated Starting at $500. Off street parking. No pets. Security & refs. Call Lisa 203-935-6612 MERIDEN 1BR, Spacious 1st flr apt., stove & refrigerator incl. Recently remodeled. Off st. parking. $680 plus utilities & security. (203) 272-5936 MERIDEN- 1BR & 2BR apt for rent. Quiet location. $675 & $750. 2 car parking, laundry facility. Section 8 approved. Call (203) 812-0921 MERIDEN-1BR, 3Rms, 1st flr, recently remodeled, W/D hkups. Porch. $700+sec. No pets. Call 203-235-5353 MERIDEN-1BR. large. 2nd fl new appliances, newly renovated $775 per mo plus security hot water included call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-FRESHLY PAINTED 1 BR. Quiet house. Hot water included. Off street parking. 60 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor. $700. 203-668-6066. MERIDEN: 1BR: $625/mo. BROAD ST. Close to Wallingford line. On site parking/laundry. New windows. Attractive brick property. Spacious unit/ample closet space. Utilities NOT included. (914) 3473208

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN-Excellent location on 31 Broad St. 576 sq. ft. Heat, HW, A/C. Ample parking in rear. Call 203-237-8000 or 860989-4209 MERIDEN. West Side 900 sq. ft. store front with full basement in strip mall. $850/mo. Call 203-238-1770 PLANTSVILLE-Clocktower Square 1715SF of Class A office space. Featuring reception area, 6 office suites, kitchenette & private bath. Priced at $1,900/mo +utils. Call Mark or Eileen at 860-276-8068 or 860302-5173

HOUSES FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD - 2BR $900 monthly plus 1st month security. Utilities not included. No pets. Call (203) 284-8071 WALLINGFORD - Beautiful location! North Main St. Remodeled 5 rooms, hdwd flrs, new appls, w/ attic space. 2nd flr. Smoke free. $1200. Sec. & refs. 203-269-7671 WALLINGFORD 1st flr, 1BR $750+sec. 162 S Colony St. No utils. No pets. Good credit. Call 203-553-5555 WALLINGFORD 2 Lg 1 BR apts for rent. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, WD hookups, hdwd floors, off st parking. North Main Street location. $975. 203-641-3182

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. $189,900. Kathy 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty WALLINGFORD-3BR, 1st Floor Hdwd fls, newly renovated, new windows. WD hkup. Off st parking. $1250 + sec. No pets. Credit ck. Avail Now! Sec 8 approved. 203-535-1162 or 203-996-1418 WALLINGFORD-East Side quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $900/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297

MERIDEN Cape set on rear lot. Move right in. 1875 sq. ft. Beautifully landscaped, 2full baths, 2 car gar, in ground pool. $299,999 Al Criscuolo 203-235-3300

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

MERIDEN Beautiful, safe furnished rm. Shared kitchen & bath, utils incl. $130/wk + sec. Off-st-park. Susan 203-500-0608 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN-Large safe furnished room. All utils plus cable. 1st flr. $125/wk. Share kitchen & bath. 203-238-3369 leave message.

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

WANTED TO RENT SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756

MYRTLE BEACH, SC 1st floor, ground level, ranch, 2BR, 2 bath, furnished! On Island Green Golf Course. Pool, large fitness room. Only $88,000. Call 203-271-3172

HELP WANTED

ADMIN SECRETARY FT 5 years healthcare experience preferred. Computer literate. Fax resume and salary requirements to 203-272-6968 or mail PO Box 1056, Cheshire, CT 06410


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Friday, February 4, 2011 — The North Haven Citizen MANUFACTURING

HELP WANTED

HOBSON & MOTZER, INC. a leading developer of progressive dies, tooling, CNC machining and precision metal stamping is currently seeking experienced individuals for the following positions: ●

TOOL/DIEMAKER (2nd Shift)

Candidate should have progressive die experience and the ability to effectively build, troubleshoot and repair new and existing tooling and gauges.

Please send resume to:

HOBSON & MOTZER, INC. Attn: Human Resources 30 Airline Dr., Durham, CT 06422 or apply in person between 9:00am - 4:30pm daily. M/F EOE HELP WANTED AUTO MECHANICS needed Full time. Salary based on experience. Full benefits package. Apply in person only. Portland Transmission 25 Silver St, Portland 860-342-4273

CHILD CARE center seeking energetic staff committed to working as part of a team to care for and educate toddler children on a full time basis. If interested, please contact Pam or Betsy by phone at 203-235-4859 or email pam@carriagehousedaycare.com

P/T

SALES REP

DRIVERS/CHAUFFEURS PT and FT positions avail. Flexible hrs. Must have clean driving record and public service license. 203-235-9200 FULL TIME working for a company that screens T-shirts. No exp needed. Must be able to stand all today & have good work ethics. Call 203-699-9805 GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR needed. Must be exp’d, motivated, have high energy & love working with kids. 15-20 hrs/wk. Possible wknds. Must be available weekdays at 3:45. Call 860621-5001 to set up an interview. IF you are looking for a great place to work, an opportunity to earn money and learn a little about insurance, Apply at: www.SFAjobs.com Also fax resume to 203-269-9331 ATTN: Tatia Winecoff, Agent State Farm Insurance Wallingford - 203-269-9330 Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer

The Smart Career Move Good News: Employers still need people with the right skills. Join the growing number of motivated men and women who are taking control of their careers!

CLASSES NOW FORMING FOR: HEALTH CLAIMS SPECIALIST C MEDICAL ASSISTANT COMPUTER NETWORKING MANAGEMENT MASSAGE THERAPY PROFESSIONAL FITNESS TRAINER PARALEGAL

Southington

(30 hour position)

370 Silas Deane Highway Wethersfield CT

We need an outgoing, self motivated P/T sales rep to call on local companies to help them build their business through advertising with our many media options. This is an entry level position, 30 hour work week.

860-561-0599

Must have a telemarketer’s mentality with great customer service and the confidence/expertise to close a sale. Sales experience required We provide an hourly wage with a great commission program. Please email resume to: hcianciullo@ record-journal.com or mail to Record-Journal Heather Cianciullo Business Development Sales Manager 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 No phone calls please

35 N. Main St.

WILLCARE

The Wallingford Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for Police Officer. $1,0555.60 weekly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. The initial exam phases consist of physical performance, written and oral exams. Other requirements for Police Officer can be obtained with the application materials at the following locations: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492; Wallingford Police Department, 135 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492; South Central Criminal Justice Administration, 675 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Completed applica t i o n s a l o n g w i t h a $ 4 0. 0 0 a p p lic a t io n f e e m u st b e returned to the South Central Criminal Justice Administration by Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 4:30 P.M.

The Town of Wallingford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

800-959-7599

Career placement assistance | Day & evening schedules | Financial aid available for those who qualify

Needed in Meriden, Wallingford, Middletown, New Britain, Bristol, Southington & surrounding towns. Criminal Background checked by agency. Car transportation desirable. Excellent pay rates for experienced staff. Spanish speaking a plus. E.O.E

Police Officer

Call or Click Today! branfordhall.edu

CNA/Home Health Aide

HELP WANTED

1190094

● CNC TECHNICIAN (2nd Shift) The ability to set up tools and fixtures, and troubleshooting experience is required. Programming and inspection background is a plus. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k) and profitability bonus. Shift premium will apply for 2nd shift.

BAKER’S HELPER Part-Time. Exp preferred. Apply in person: Neil’s Donuts, 83 No. Turnpike Rd., Wallingford

HELP WANTED

HABASIT AMERICA (Middletown) seeks full time maintenance supervisor. Please fax resumes to 860-371-3000 or apply at: www.habasitamerica.com

REPORTER The Record-Journal is looking for a reporter to cover education and features in Wallingford. Involves writing stories and posting content online. May also include taking pictures and short video. Multimedia experience is a plus. Position is 32 hours per week and includes some nights. This is a non-benefits position. Please send cover letter, resume and 3-6 clips to Adam Wittenberg, city editor at: awittenberg@ record-journal.com No phone calls. The Record-Journal is an equal opportunity employer.

Windsor

995 Day Hill Rd.

Branford

One Summit Place

MEDICAL CAREERS CNAS/HHAS needed to work for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden. Transportation and phone essential. Call 203-238-1441.

RN 40 hours, 3-11. Charge nurse position. Competitive rate & benefits. Apply in person or fax resume to: MERIDIAN MANOR 1132 Meriden Rd Waterbury, CT 06705 Fax: 203-757-0634 Attn: Ms. Smith

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

HELP WANTED

PT/FT Need a friendly highly motivated individual to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work days, nights and weekends. Apply at: Consignment Originals 959 S Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 or 2139 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill No phone calls please. Positive attitude a MUST!

Short Term Rehab RN, 40 hrs, 3 pm-11pm, No Weekends Per Diem RN's (Short Term Rehab Experience) Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, is seeking compassionate, energetic candidates, interested to join our professional team in the above positions in our busy, short term rehab, Medicare Unit. MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits, including pension plan and non-contributory health and dental for employee, life, and disability insurances. Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to::

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: hfparisi@emmci.org EOE

HELP WANTED

RETAIL/Resale Full Time Position. Busy Consignment Store in Cheshire is in search of a highly motivated, dynamic Supervisor. Strong leadership, Solid retail management experience, computer skills, positive work ethic, excellent customer service skills, and open availability a must. Apply in person with resume to Sue or Robin. Consignment Originals 959 S Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 No phone calls please.

HELP WANTED PERSON to care for handicap young adult & some housework M-Fri. 8am-noon. $9/hr. Apply P.O. Box 6145, Wlfd, CT 06492 WAITRESS m/f for busy breakfast & lunch restaurant. Call Paul’s Restaurant 203-213-5025 WANTED: CABLE TECHNICIANS NEW YEAR, NEW JOB! NY and CT - Experienced Techs triple play qualified/own truck - earn up to $3000K in Bonuses! Call to see if you qualify for our training program! Omni Engineering 203-647-6510


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 4, 2011

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4999

$

Plus 7-Point Courtesy Check *Includes up to 5 qts. of standard motor oil and a standard filter. Additional disposal and shop supply fees may apply. Special oils and filters are available at additional cost. **Rotation service for vehicles with TPM systems is available at additional cost. Valid at participating locations. Valid on most cars and light trucks. Not valid with other offers. Expires 5/1/11.

BASIC FRONT OR REAR BRAKES

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203-891-5122

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(Most Cars, Call for Details) Plus Shop Supplies & Disposal

TIMING BELT & WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT

We Are Now A $ 12500 OFF Certified Emission Repair Station

Includes replacement of timing belt & balance shaft belt (where applicable) and water pump. Includes coolant & labor (Any addt’l. parts (i.e. tensioner) will be addt’l. charge.)

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