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Volume 5, Number 13

Friday, March 26, 2010

Board of Finance approves budgets for public hearing

Clintonville goes green

By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Courtesy of Denise Ciccarelli

Clintonville Elementary School staff wore green wigs all day on March 17 as the students and teachers reached their goal of collecting over $700 to donate to St. Baldrick’s.

The Board of Finance voted March 17 to send an $85.78 million dollar 2010-11 budget, a $3.6 million or three percent increase over the current budget, to town hearing on April 6. The proposed 2010-11 town-side budget is $40.28 million, while education is $44.80 million. Both numbers represent approximately a $1.2 million increase each over last year’s town and education budgets, or a 3.1 percent increase for town and 2.97 percent for education.

First Selectman and board member Michael Freda said that the three percent hike could equate to a tax rate increase of between 2 and 3.2 mills. “That’s my best guess,” Freda said. “It depends on what the projected revenue shortfall turns out to be. We won’t know until April.” Freda has predicted a $1.1 million shortfall in revenues, based on the recently released grand list numbers. The current tax rate is 23.48 mills. The Board of Assessment

See Budgets, page 23

Columns in North Haven Citizen become Colella’s first book By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

What began in April 2009 as a serial story in a local weekly newspaper had fans lined practically out the door of the North Haven library 11 months later for the author’s signature. North Haven resident Paul Colella inked his name to copies of his first novel, Patriots and Scoundrels: Charity’s First Adventure, from noon to 3 p.m. at his March 20 book signing. Colella’s book is based on his weekly “Patriots and Scoundrels” excerpts, published since early last year in the North Haven Citizen. Like his similarly-named novel, Colella’s newspaper excerpts were historical fiction, following the adventures of 17-year-old Charity Chastine in 18th century North Haven. After her moth-

er’s death in London, Chastine immigrates to North Haven, where the inquisitive teenager is entangled with patriots, loyalists, deceivers, the unsolved murder of a local girl whom she resembles, and the search for stolen European treasure. Colella’s path to publication is almost as long and intricate as his heroine’s venture through her North Haven tribulations. Colella first wrote short stories in fifth grade, he said, winning recognition for his work. “I had a lifelong interest in history and writing,” Colella said at the book signing. The author collected a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and History at Quinnipiac University, then Quinnipiac College. He garnered a Master’s in History from Southern Connecticut State University, with a focus on 18th and 19th century American

history. After school, Colella spent two years as a substitute teacher before being hired full-time at St. Sebastian’s School in Middletown. Colella taught history and religion for 13 years at St. Sebastian’s before he lost his job with the school’s closing in June 2009. Before the closing Colella had answered a January ad in The Citizen seeking freelance writers. Colella met with The Citizen’s former editor Pam Morella, who first suggested that Colella write news articles. After the success of the articles, Colella and Morella conceived “Remember When,” a popular column of Colella’s that has run for the last year, detailing the pasts of North Haven residents. “Remember When” was also a hit, leading Colella to

Local author and North Haven Citizen freelancer Paul Colella signs books for a fan at his March 20 book signing for Patriots and Scoundrels: Charity’s First See Book, page 10 Adventure.


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, March 26, 2010

St. Baldrick’s fundraiser doubles success and fun at middle school By David Marchesseault Special to the North Haven Citizen

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, March 26, 2010

Substance Abuse: A story of one North Haven family’s nightmare By David Marchesseault Special to the North Haven Citizen

Last Tuesday morning, two guests addressed the North Haven Rotary Club at Washington Avenue’s Breakfast Nook about the dangers of prescription drug abuse by youths. Nancy Leddy, Community Services Youth Services Coordinator, and Joanne Hoffman, a local parent and businesswoman, described the new dangers that face all families. Nancy Leddy said that the Substance Abuse Prevention Council has been active in North Haven for nine years.

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Friday, March 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Freda hosts second annual public forum on substance abuse prevention By David Marchesseault Special to the North Haven Citizen

First Selectman Michael Freda welcomed the small crowd of parents and other concerned citizens in the high school cafeteria last Tuesday evening and said his aim to “galvanize” the community’s efforts to prevent substance abuse would be accomplished by bringing resources together. As master of ceremonies for the program, he began by thanking the members of the Substance Abuse Prevention Council (SAPC), recognizing the several members who were present. He said that their goal was to provide “a heightened sense of awareness, especially for parents,

in regard to the signs and instances of temptation.” Stating that one in five teens can have access to prescription drugs within an hour, Freda said that 52 percent have an access point, whether through friends or family. He added that children with a bi-polar condition or those struggling with Attention Deficit Syndrome have a tendency toward behavior which may lead to substance abuse. Pointing out that the format of the evening’s program would include several presentations followed by a Q&A session, he described the forum as the “first of many to work with parents.” He then introduced the first of the presenters, Jay McGuinness, a parent who has faced the crisis.

The PowerPoint presentation that followed was entitled “Perfect Storm,” and the active member of the SAPC told of his son’s struggle with OxyContin, a time released form of Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller derived from opium. Describing addiction to painkillers as an “equal opportunity” affliction, McGuiness said it strikes “good kids from good families.” He said that the headlines last year about the burglaries committed by members of varsity sports teams finally seemed to get the message across to people that good kids in North Haven are misusing and abusing prescription drugs. PowerPoint text said that OxyContin has been referred to as “Hillbilly Heroin” be-

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Book Continued from page 1

successfully pitch a historical fiction serial story to Morella. Unsurprisingly, Colella chose the 18th century, a subject with which he was already passionate and familiar. To expand his premise to North Haven, Colella researched the town’s 18th century makeup. “I went to the historical society in North Haven,” Colella said. “There was a lot of fascinating history just wanting to be told.” “I discovered that there were a lot of loyalists in the area in the 18th century,”

Colella added. “So I thought ‘What if they did everything to protect their secret?’” Colella was eager to flesh out the people who occupied 18th century North Haven. “I wanted to focus on the lives of people, their traditions, values, and family,” he said. Religion would be another central theme of Patriots and Scoundrels. “There is a lot of religion in my writing,” Colella said. “I’m trying to teach the lesson that if you do something wrong, you get taught a lesson.” For his story, Colella created a young and flawed heroine, Charity Chastine, nosy and born out of wedlock. Chastine’s last name is a reference to those who would

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ter leaves you hanging.” “This is pretty amazing because he was my teacher,” said fellow former student Joe Din, now a freshman at the University of New Haven. “And he’s still the same guy. He was really nice as a teacher. He always supported you in class even if you got something wrong. He always took the time to help you out.” At the signing, Colella sold 120 copies of his 142-page novel. “It’s an easy read,” Colella said. “There’s no extreme violence, no sex, and every chapter ends in a cliffhanger.” Colella recently submitted a 200-plus-page manuscript for the sequel to iUniverse, he said, as well as an outline of a possible third book. Colella expected the sequel’s publication to be in July or August. Patriots and Scoundrels: Charity’s First Adventure is available for purchase in paperback and hardcover on Amazon.com and iUniverse.com. Additional reporting was done by Evelyn Auger.

April 16, for boys and girls, ages 5 to 13, at Ridge Road Elementary School. Soccer camp — Monday, April 12, to Thursday, April 15, at Ridge Road School. Adult classes — Intro to Yoga, Yoga Vinyasa, Fitness Fun, Adult Taekwon-Do, Dancercise/Hip-Hop, Zumba and Dob Obedience Course.

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Community suppers

Hail, 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.

Tot Shabbat Families with children ages 6 and under are invited to attend Tot Shabbat services at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, on Friday, March 26. The program runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Alison Adler, Cantor Arthur Giglio and Nursery School Director Bec Luty lead these popular celebrations of Shabbat with song, storytelling and special treats. For future Tot Shabbat dates and more information, call the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877.

Befriending the False Self On Saturday, March 27,

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from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, will present a program on Befriending the False Self, linking what being freed up means in the psychological unconscious to what God is doing; it leads into the “Welcoming Prayer.” Centering Prayer practice is necessary. The donation for this program includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register please call (203) 281-2569.

Holy Week and Easter at St. John’s St. John’s Episcopal Church, at the top of the Green in North Haven, will begin this year’s Holy Week services with a traditional Palm Sunday service at 10 a.m. on March 28. This serv-

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ice will be preceded by the procession of the palms beginning at the gazebo on the Town Green at 9:45 a.m. On Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m., there will be a Maundy Thursday supper at St. John’s, followed by a Eucharist in church, focusing on the time when Jesus told his disciples to eat bread and drink wine in remembrance of him. On Friday, April 2, at noon, there will be a Good Friday service focusing on the reading of the Passion. At 5 p.m., members of St. John’s will participate in the North Haven Clergy Association’s Ecumenical Good Friday service, held this year at the North Haven Congregational Church. On Saturday, April 3rd, the Great Vigil of Easter will begin at 7:30 p.m. This service will help us rediscover the way God sustains us through the darkness of death and brings us into the light of the resurrection. On Sunday, April 4, two Easter services will be held, both featuring jazz saxophonist, Kris Jenson. The first begins at 8 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. Between these services, there will be an Easter Social Breakfast in the St. John’s Great Hall, to which all are invited. Following each of the Sunday services, there will be an Easter egg hunt in the rectory garden (weather permitting) for all children ages 10 and under. Anyone who would like to attend any of these events is more than welcome. St. John’s Episcopal Church is located on the Green in North Haven, at 3 Trumbull Place. For more information, contact the church office at (203) 239-0156.

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The church will hold its annual Maundy Thursday service on at 7 p.m. on April 1. On Good Friday, April 2, there will be family communion and prayer with 15 minute spots from 6 to 9 p.m. Take time this “Holy Week” to meditate on Christ’s sacrifice for us on Calvary. Each family will be personally served communion and receive a prayer of blessing. Call to schedule your private family time. During the Easter Service at 10 a.m. on April 4, flowers will be added to a large wooden cross to welcome and represent the new life offered by the Easter promise. All are welcome. The church is located at the corner of Route 22 and Route 17 in Northford. If you need directions or have any questions, please contact the church office at (203)484-0795 or ncchurch@snet.net.

Passover Seder Congregation Mishkan Israel will host its annual community Passover Seder on the second night of Passover, Tuesday, March 30. The Seder will begin at 6 p.m. Members of the community are cordially invited. This year’s food is being provided by Jordan Caterers. Advance reservations, which are due by March 22, are required. Congregation Mishkan Israel is located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, and cost of Seder, call the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877.

Good Friday camp at St. John’s Episcopal Church St. John’s Episcopal Church, located on the Green in North Haven, announces that on Friday, April 2, a Good Friday day camp will be offered for all children in the community ages 4 and up. The children will take a journey through Holy Week, learning about God’s love See Faith, next page


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Mark was administered a bone marrow transplant at Dana Farber in Boston after months of frustrating searches for a match. He said that he was actually “speechless” when he learned that a 22-year-old male in New Jersey would save his life. After two months of recovery, including chemotherapy and radiation, Mark’s cancer was deemed to be in remission on May 19, 2004. He had been a resident at the Ronald McDonald House which was intentionally constructed within walking distance of the hospital. He also described his emotional meeting with his bone marrow donor at a Mets game and told the hushed crowd that he attends an annual Gift of Life conference in New York City. He was to shave his head at a camp for cancer survivors over the weekend. The story of Morgan Ras was read by Susan Wilson at his personal request. As a young child a tumor had been discovered in his abdomen. On March 19, 2003, doctors found that he had a very rare cancer of the pancreas. To date, he has not had to deal

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with stories, crafts and games. The program begins at 9 a.m. with a dramatic presentation, and activities will continue until 3:30 p.m. Each child is asked to bring a bag lunch, and snacks will be provided. The cost of this day camp is $7 plus a non-perishable food item to be donated to North Haven Food Pantry. For registration and more information, call (203) 239-0156.

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p.m. on Saturday, March 27. On Holy Thursday, April 1, the Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper will take place at 7 p.m. Motets of Durufle and Palestrina will be sung by the Parish Schola. Adoration will be until 10 p.m. On Good Friday, April 2, the Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of Christ will take place at 3 p.m. Music will be provided by the Schola with oboe accompaniment. At 7:30 p.m., the youth of the parish will present the Living Stations of the Cross in the church. On Saturday, April 3, the Great Vigil and First solemn Mass of Easter will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. This service, beginning in darkness, will include the chanting of the Exsultet, lighting of the Paschal Candle, Blessing of Water and Solemn Mass. Easter Sunday Masses will be at 8 a.m. (hymns, 10 a.m. (solemn), and 11:30 a.m. (sung).

dressers and barbers entered the arena representing the following establishments: Hair Dimensions, Salon Space, Lynne’s: A Hair Salon, Carla’s Hair, Francesco’s Barber Shop, Hair By Alicia, Spectrum Hair, and Styles. The first group of courageous “shavees” to take their seats before the all volunteer army consisted of approximately 40 students from the Ridge Road Elementary School who had accumulated over $10,000 for the cause. They were both the largest group to participate and the

top fundraising team, according to the announcement. Among their ranks were that school’s top three fundraisers, bringing in well over $1,000 apiece: Matt DellaValle, Kyle Duby and Riley Powell. The applause for Principal Annino and his students was huge. Although the enormity of the activity did not permit a keynote speaker this year, and also prevented on site registrations, it was “still a wild event” according to Wilson. In fact, her husband Karl had his head shaved

along with their own nineyear-old daughter, Madeline. A Youtube Video of their beautiful embrace after their encounter with the mower is also available through the activity advisors. The assortment of food, baked goods, massages, clowns, face painting and bald heads, and outstanding raffle prizes added to the enjoyment, as well as the profits. To top it all off, Sandra Centorino of the CUREchief Foundation in Cheshire awarded a gift to all participants to keep their heads warm.

Obituaries Joseph F. Adams, Jr. Joseph Francis Adams, Jr., 70, of North Haven, died March 8, 2010, in Hawaii. He was the husband of Monica E. Zarnowski Adams. Born in West Haven, Feb. 18, 1940, he was a son of the late Joseph F. Adams, Sr. and Molly Dowd Adams. Joseph had worked as a heavy machine operator for the Operating Engineers Local No. 478 for over 40 years until his retirement. He is survived by his children, Christine Griffin, Nancy Pysar, Jennifer Maio; a step-son, Steven Reilly; brothers and sisters, Jean Sullivan, Richard Adams, Carol Colwell and Linda Skolnick; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph F. Adams, III. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Church on March 20. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.

Casper Silvestro Casper “Toots” Silvestro, 91, of East Haven, formerly of North Haven, died March 19, 2010, at Laurel Woods after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Nancy LoRusso Silvestro. Mr. Silvestro was born in New Haven, April 23, 1918, a

son of the late Gasparo and Elisabetta Cuomo Silvestro. He was an auto mechanic, and owned and operated the former Silvestro’s Service Center of New Haven for 35 years, retiring in 1996. Mr. Silvestro was a World War II Army Veteran of the European Theater. Mr. Silvestro is survived by two sons, William Silvestro and his wife Jennifer, of Hampton Bays, N.Y., and Robert Silvestro and his wife Anna, of New Haven; a brother, Edward Silvestro of Cheshire; two granddaughters, Anna (Sean) Keeney, of East Haven, and Nancy (Frank) Costanzo, of New Haven; and a great-granddaughter, Meghan Keeney. He was predeceased by three sisters, Louise Cozzi, Sarah Malin and Florence Rice; and two brothers, Albert and Frank Silvestro. A funeral Mass was celebrated March 23 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, East Haven. Burial with military honors was in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. The Torello-Iacobucci Washington Memorial Funeral Home, North Haven, was in charge of arrangements.

Anna Docknevich

Anna Shegda Docknevich, 83, of North Port, Fla., died March 15, 2010, in Florida. She was the wife of the late Thomas Docknevich. Born in the Ukraine, June 5, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Olga Seitka Sinkewicz. She had worked as a factory worker in the aircraft industry. She is survived by her children, Cathy (Jim) Durato, of North Haven, Walter Shegda, of North Port, Fla.; grandchildren, Jamie (Michele) Durato and Jennifer Durato; a brother, Walter Sinkewicz, of the Ukraine; and a large extended family in the Ukraine. She was predeceased by a son, Jerry Shegda. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Therese Church, North Haven, on March 23. Committal services were held at All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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with chemotherapy, but there is a history of cancer in his family. His written statement reported that he attends a special summer camp. Mrs. Wilson, also a resident of North Branford, stated that Morgan had his head shaved in the name of others at the event. Naming and thanking numerous people who did so much to help behind the scenes, the organizers said that the Barber Coordinator was Mark Russo, “without whom no one would get shaved.” Special thanks also went to the school’s PTSA “for a generous $1,000 donation.” Emcee Rich DiPalma added, “If you find yourself inspired by these brave individuals tonight, there is another event at Quinnipiac University on March 29 that is listed on the St. Baldrick’s website,” but donations to the middle school fundraiser in the coming days were still very welcome. The organizers then presented a plaque from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to the school’s principal, Philip Piazza, for hosting the event. Piazza officially started the hair removal activity as he shouted, “Let the shaving begin!” With that, a virtual army of volunteer hair-


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The North Haven Citizen Friday, March 26, 2010

Letters to the Editor

Organization grateful for legislators’ help

To the editor: The Connecticut wood smoke bill died today in committee. Representatives Fontana, Willis and Senator Meyer worked really hard to move the bill out of committee and we have let them know how grateful Environment and Human Health, Inc. is for their help. This was a hard one to lose because we have so many sick people. The people who voted it down argued that the state already had outdoor wood stove regulations and that they were adequate — and that all that was needed was better enforcement. This of course is not true and if they had read our testimony and looked at our study they would know it was not true. If they had

read the harmed people’s testimonies, or listened to any of them them, they would know that was not true. EHHI’s study showed that the inside air of people who live in the vicinity of outdoor wood stoves where the stoves are within the state regulations created particulates and wood smoke within neighbors’ houses that were so high as to cause illness among those families. Not only was the state legislature unwilling to do anything at all about outdoor wood stoves — they would not even deal with wood smoke as a public health nuisance. What kind of state are we living in? We have a large number of people in this state being made sick from neighbor’s outdoor wood furnaces and we have a state department of health that is unwilling to deal with the wood smoke problem — and in fact the Association of Lo-

cal Health Directors testified against adding wood smoke to the Public Health Nuisance Code and a legislature that is unwilling to help in any way. When the tally comes out for who voted “yes” and who voted “no” I will send that out. Again we thank Senator Meyer, Representative Fontana, Representative Willis and the others who voted “yes” for trying their best to help all those who are sick and looked to the legislature for help. Nancy Alderman, President Environment and Human Health, Inc. North Haven

Bullying in the schools To the editor: I’m writing in response to last week’s article on North Haven schools’ bullying policies. If the schools’ bullying

Government Meetings

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policy shows contemporary anti-bullying measures that are increasingly meticulous, then why is it that my son had to seek therapy due to being bullied and still is being bullied? Why did Sara ignore a letter from his therapist stating that the bullying has had a direct impact on my son’s health and learning? I feel that Sara can do more to improve the policy that is in effect, but let’s focus on what is in effect and how it’s followed. If the town can’t follow their own rules how can we expect the kids to follow them? To what I understand they have levels of interventions to handle bullying. So any act of bullying from name calling, threatening, to physical violence are handled in the same way. In the first offense you get a warning because “it’s geared less toward punishment and more toward making better choices.” The second time can lead to suspension and the third can lead to suspension or expulsion. In my son’s case one of the bullies has gotten physical on more than one occasion and to more than one child and the parents all have filed complaints and nothing was done. I’m sorry they talked with him and let him know that’s not how we act and he needs to make better choices. Not to mention my son was harassed and tormented on a daily basis and I would call and report it in hopes of getting it to stop but it did not. Instead my son’s class had to be changed and not the person bullying him. They are worried about teaching the bullies about making better choices. As parents we teach our kids how to act and treat people and what is acceptable. It’s the school’s job to teach our kids and keep them safe while they are there. As

adults we would not have to deal with someone bullying us. It’s against the law to threaten or assault someone. So why do our children have to deal with this. It’s all about teaching the bullies better choices but what about the victims? They don’t choose to be bullied. If we teach them to defend themselves now, when they hit middle school, they both get punished. So let’s teach them that it’s unacceptable. They don’t have to fight back or just deal with it to get it to stop, and that if they report it someone with authority will make it stop. Lately, I can’t pick up a magazine or watch the news without hearing about some child, as young as 11 years old committing suicide due to being bullied. Those parents are crying that they had no idea it was that bad or that there were no warning signs. Here I know it’s that bad and have all the signs and no one will help. My son has completed therapy and has all the coping skills to deal with it. You can give someone all the coping skills they need but if bullying doesn’t stop they eventually will break. There is only so much one can deal with or should have to. I feel Sara has the attitude of not doing something till something bad happens. I will do everything in my power that it’s not at my son’s expense. It should not be at your child’s either. I am willing to help and to give and get ideas to improve the policy because it needs to be improved before something bad happens. If something bad happens the town will have to live with that on their conscience because we tried to warn them! Jennifer Crisanti North Haven

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Friday, March 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Automotive Algebra: naming our cars and trucks By JoelCamassar Special to The North Haven Citizen

In the 1950s, a plausible answer to the question “what do you drive?” could be “Bel Air,” “Thunderbird,” or “Bonneville.” Now, a reply might be “G35 X,” or “745Li,” “F-250” or maybe “R2-D2.” People used to drive cars with names, now they drive what seems to be an algebraic expressions. I can think of -6d + 7d x 2d plausible reasons for this numeric nonsense. Theorem numero uno is that we are a technocratic society driven by computer wizardry powered by complex mathematics that very few understand. Naming a car something that sounds like a computer, or a precision built complicated machine sounds impressive.

Theorem number two was as equally profound as theorem one, but it currently escapes me. Theorem number three: Everyone’s playing copy-car with BMW. What BMW owners don’t realize is that for all the money they’re spending on their cars, they’re being cheated out of a name. Though the majority of luxury car companies copy BMW’s model mathematical mania, Mercedes, Jaguar and Lincoln buyers receive with purchase a name, not an acronym. Despite the naming issue (it’s physically painful to type this), BMW is a very successful trail-blazing luxury car company that everyone else tends to copy. Even though a BMW won’t be caught with a model name, the acronym BMW is memorable and considered syn-

onymous with fast, luxurious cars. Cadillacs used to have proper names, but they jumped on the letters bandwagon. The Deville has become the DTS, the Catera the CTS. The Escalade model name remains but hasn’t completely escaped letters, as there is the Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT, which denotes extended wheelbase or pickup bed. Lincoln, Acura, Infiniti, Porsche, Jaguar, Audi and Lexus are all guilty of playing the letters game too. Sometimes the numbers following a car model’s designation refer to the displacement of the engine. Numeric model designations leads buyers to two incorrect assumptions – that the model numbers exactly correlate to engine size and that a larger the engine is

Local Hollywood Video closing its doors By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen Hollywood Video of 344 Washington Ave. will be closing its doors and liquidating its stock as part of Movie Gallery Inc.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization, according to the company’s website. Movie Gallery Inc. announced Feb. 3 that as part of its Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, it will immediately begin the liquidation and closure of approximately 760 United States stores, including Movie Gallery, Hollywood Video and Game Crazy shops. Chapter 11 will allow Movie Gallery Inc. to gain relief from its creditors while it attempts to stabilize its business and improve its financial health, according to a Movie Gallery Inc. press release. During Chapter 11, the company, or “debtor,” continues to operate its business in the same way it did before the filing and continues to pay its post filing debts and obligations. Movie Gallery Inc. will be focusing on reorganizing business operations while their financial situation is restructured under court supervision. Effective immediately, “PowerPlay” and “Diamond Level” memberships to the North Haven store will not be renewed,

and there will be no new membership subscription charges. Existing PowerPlay points and Diamond Level benefits will remain active as long as the store offers rentals. PowerPlay credits remaining after the North Haven closure may be transferred to another store. Gift cards will continue to be honored, can be used at other stores, or can be exchanged for online gift cards for MovieGallery.com or HollywoodVideo.com. Service contracts on gaming consoles purchased in North Haven will still be honored at other stores in the area. Additionally, the repair or replacement of such consoles can be done by mail. Customers will be expected to return any rented items and pay any outstanding late fees. Pre-orders will not be fulfilled, and the store will refund pre-order deposits. Unused trade credit balances can be placed on a gift card. Game Access passes will not be renewed, and customers will have no new charges after that date. Customers can continue to use their passes as long as the store offers rentals or until the passes expire, whichever comes first. Movie Gallery Inc. did not return a phone call. For questions, contact Movie Gallery Inc. customer relations at 1-877-244-6684.

more powerful. A Mercedes S600 has a 5.5 liter V12 producing 493 horsepower, while a Mercedes S63 is powered by a 6.3 liter V12 producing only 444 horsepower. However, these statistics depend on the year of the vehicle. Mercedes likes to fuddle with displacement sizes and switch engines yearly even if they don’t change the model name. Sometimes the engine’s actual displacement is smaller than the model name would suggest by half a liter, sometimes it’s larger. Either way, it’s a misleading practice. Letters at the end of model names sometimes designate further specifications. Infiniti and BMW use “X” to mean all-wheel drive, Mercedes and BMW use “D” for diesel engine. On a Chevy, SS means Super-Sport, while SRT on a Dodge or Chrysler stands for “Street Racing Technology,” or what used to be known as Mopar. Cadillac uses the letter “V” for its sports lineup. Seriously, how do branding people expect the common consumer to remember all that? From an advertising or marketing standpoint it makes no sense to name a product something that no one can remember or isn’t easily differentiated from other products. If I could slap a BMW branding executive every time I heard a person say, “Oh, he drives a BMW 330...no 535... or maybe 335 something or other,” there would be a lot of sore German faces. My beloved Chevy, however, has thrown a wrench into the ridiculous trend by changing a letter and two numbers into a name. Since 1960, full size Chevy trucks have been denoted by C for two-wheel drive or K for fourwheel drive, and then 10, 20 or 30 based on the duty rating. The Cheyenne was the base model truck, Scottsdale

the mid-range model and at the Silverado the top of the line. 1999 was the landmark year that Chevy renamed all trucks the Silverado and 1500, 2500 and 3500 according to duty. As a proud Silverado owner, I think it’s a majestic name. Dodge, however, takes the cake for the best truck name. Ram is a brilliant name signifying both the animal and the movement. With the name Ram, Dodge has created memorable marketing slogans such as “Grab life by the horns” and stickers on the back of trucks reading “If you can’t Dodge it, RAM IT.” Many American truck names are reminiscent of manifest destiny and connotations of the wild west. Durango, Sierra, Aspen, Wrangler, Yukon and Colorado, are all truck names. Can you imagine a Dodge Appalachia, a Ford Newark or a Chrysler Connecticut? Trucks just aren’t named after states whose names cannot be found on a belt buckle. Wyoming buckles have broncos, Colorado buckles the Rockies, Texas belt buckles have a longhorn steer. What would a Connecticut buckle have on it – an angry puritan or a traffic jam? Unfortunately, East Coast states and geological features don’t carry the same rugged aura. The majority of the time, I prefer a hearty, easily-spelled model name rather than a shifty number and letter concoction. A name is easier to remember, easier to market, and sounds more impressive. That being said, car names are not much better than truck names. Consider the Ford Probe. Why name a sports car after a “blunt-ended surgical instrument used for exploring a wound or part of the body”?

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Day trips: 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). Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center beginning in 2010. Apizza Gain party On Wednesday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m., come and learn how to make ham pie, a long time Italian tradition. Learn to make the pie without crust. Please sign up or call the office at (203) 239-5432. Tai Chi demonstration There will be a Tai Chi demonstration on Thursday, April 1, at 10 a.m. Beginner

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Tai Chi session will begin Thursday, April 8. Wii Bowling League The Wii Bowling League will begin on Thursday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. If you have a team of your own, come and bowl, and prepare for the Annual Health Net Wii Bowling Tournament. Easter Craft On Thursday, April 1, at 1:15 p.m., come and enjoy a beautiful Easter egg craft made similar to the Christmas Egg. Please sign up with the office or call (203) 2395432 by Tuesday, March 30. Plastic bag pocketbook Learn to make a plastic bag pocketbook on Tuesday, April 5, at 10 a.m. Please bring 80 unwanted plastic grocery bags and a crochet hook size “J”, “K” or a 6.5. This project is sponsored by Janet Sola. Purple Red Hatters The Purple Red Hatters will have a non-board meeting on Monday, April 5, at 1 p.m. Food Critics on the road The Senior Food Critics will meet Thursday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m. at Liogi’s Apizza on Washington Avenue. Transportation is available.

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Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, March 29 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 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 31


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Friday, March 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Joanne Hoffman speaks to the Rotary

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Both she and Mary Marcuccio will provide the test kit at cost ($7.50). She suggested that kids with nothing to hide will not balk at the requirement. The speaker said that Barbara had told her family that while parents and teachers worry about kids using alcohol, they are using many other types of drugs that go unnoticed, including Ecstasy. Barbara’s dream of a business degree from Bryant will

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complishments was bringing in speaker John Western, who was seriously burned as the result of drunk driving. Western also speaks on the dangers of texting while driving. Leddy said that the local drug council’s adopted mission is “to lead the community in the development of a strategic approach focused on awareness, education, and communication, thereby reducing the incidence and prevalence of substance abuse and related problems in town.” She said that Fasano and Hoffman have taped a program for NHTV. Rotarian Theresa Viele will also host a show with two council parents, Jay McGuiness and Val Goodkin. Hoffman, well known for health and nutrition instruction at her successful business on Broadway in North Haven known as Eats4life, began her presentation by showing everyone a framed photograph of their younger daughter, who had last June graduated near the top of her class at NHHS. Normally a typical family, the Hoffmans found themselves in crisis on August 27,

2009. It was only one week before their daughter Barbara was to start school at Bryant College when they first learned of her serious drug addiction. Aware that she had smoked marijuana, they were shocked to learn that she was addicted to OxyContin. The teen had lost a great deal of weight, barely weighing 100 pounds. She had been supporting her drug habit by stealing family jewelry, as well as secretly taking funds from their bank account. “We were beyond devastated,” Hoffman said. “We were torn apart. Parents need to know, to really look at their children. Although their daughter had not been a problem throughout most of her high school years, there seemed to be a change for the worse in her behavior in her senior year. However, despite the attitude change, her grades remained “great.” In preparation for a sky-diving experience she was administered some heart monitoring tests that demonstrated an abnormal rate. Their daughter ignored the results and responded to her parents’ concern, “You know I smoked pot.” The Hoffmans continued to think her behavior was simply “senioritis” and a strong desire for independ-

ence, but Hoffman said her daughter became more antisocial last summer. Having heard of a program in Southington called “Parents 4 a Change,” Hoffman sought guidance from its founder, Mary Marcuccio, herself an experienced mother of an addict. Repeatedly crediting Marcuccio with saving her daughter’s life, Hoffman said, “If we hadn’t followed her guidelines, I don’t know where we’d be today.” She stated that when she reached out to the Southington woman in desperation, “She walked me through it, telling me what to do, like in a movie.” Describing her child’s reaction to their new restrictions as acting “like a caged animal,” Hoffman reviewed the often emotional details of her daughter’s insistence that there was nothing wrong as she headed out into the night, running through the neighborhood screaming to be left alone. Hoffman said that a psychological evaluation at Yale New Haven misdiagnosed her child as bi-polar, and an attempt at detoxification at home was a complete failure, as Marcuccio had foretold. A placement in Stonington failed as well because she would simply run away. After months of trying to deal with Barbara’s uncontrollable behavior, including wrecking her vehicle, the Hoffmans told her that she would have to accept drug rehabilitation out of state, or leave their home. She chose to leave home. Her mother said that after four days with her drug-addicted boyfriend, the totally exhausted and depressed 18year-old girl agreed to an intensive 60-day initial placement in Florida. Her daughter later decided to stay in a “special facility” in Florida and has remained “clean” since Nov. 3. In closing, the audience was told that addicts can never return home because of “sights, smells and sounds” from the past that will draw them back. “Create an unfriendly environment and drug test your kids,” Hoffman advised. She described a comprehensive kit which covers 12 drugs.

never materialize, according to Hoffman. “Sobriety is her main interest,” she said. Mrs. Hoffman cautioned everyone to lock up their valuables, whether a parent or a grandparent. “It could happen to you,” she warned. For information contact Joanne Hoffman at jhoffman@eats4life.com (203-9155707) or contact Mary Marcuccio at www.parents4achange.net (860-621-1682).


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Residents of the town of North Haven are advised that they may bring leaves, grass clippings and pine needles only to the Recycle Center located on Elm Street, which is open Tuesday through Friday from 8 to 11:45 a.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Residents may also bring branches and mixed yard waste to the Transfer Station located on Universal Drive, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Residents must also provide a Transfer Station permit and proof of residence for each visit to the Transfer Station. Permits may be obtained at the Public Works office located in the town Hall Annex on 4 Linsley St. during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In accordance with State statutes and the policies of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority Wallingford Project, yard waste is not collectible for curbside refuse service. This includes

The North Haven Citizen — Friday, March 26, 2010 leaves, pine needles, twigs and branches, and grass clippings. These regulations have been in effect in North Haven since Oct. 1, 1998. As such, the town’s Sanitation Division may not remove such items from the curb. Curbside collection rules do allow for two to three bundles of branches to be picked up weekly. No other yard waste is allowed. The town’s fall leaf collection program remains the only time leaf collection is provided curbside. The public is also reminded of the CRRA ‘Residential Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event’ on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Items accepted include computers, monitors, telephones, VCRs, copiers, facsimile machines, printers, radios, stereos, camcorders and microwave ovens. This event is open to the residents of Cheshire, Meriden, North Haven, Hamden and Wallingford. For further information, please contact the Department of Public Works at (203) 239-5321, ext. 750.

Timothy Mayer elected Elks president Timothy Mayer has been elected president of the Hamden/North Haven Elks Lodge No. 2224 for the 2010-11 Elk year. Tim has been a volunteer fireman in North Haven for the last seven years, is currently a first lieutenant at West Ridge, Co. 3, president of the West Ridge Fire Association, and a member of the Adelphi-Momauguin Masonic Lodge in North Haven. Tim is self-employed and is a state certified fire instructor teaching FF1, and FF2 classes, and also forcible entry training. He also works as a consultant for Public Safety Training Associates helping with firefighter fatality investigations and apparatus crashes. Tim has been a Hamden resident for 10 years. He currently lives in the Whitneyville section with his wife, Jean, who is a research scientist for Bristol Myers in Wallingford. He and all of the newly elected Elks officers will be installed at a ceremony open to the public on Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m. in the Elks Lodge, 175 School St., Hamden.

Finance board members disagree with call to town meeting By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen At the March 17 Board of Finance meeting, board members discussed the financial and legal ramifications of a potential upcoming town meeting about the engineer-two position. Board member Michael Hallahan expressed vexation that the town meeting would improperly supersede the Board of Finance. The Board of Selectmen voted March 4

to warn the special town meeting to vote on the reinstatement of the engineertwo position, which was cut last year from the 2009-10 budget when Bob Burns was filling the position. “Somehow it seems illogical for the Board of Finance to have no real input in the final outcome,” Hallahan said. “Maybe it could be one of a consulate, some sort of consulate for the meeting, but when it comes to dollars and sense, there’s a reason why

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Friday, March 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

New book seller coming to town By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

J. Barnett Bargain Books will be relocating from Wallingford to North Haven, reopening early next month in the Stop and Shop Plaza, according to business owner John Barnett. The move is driven by location, according to Barnett, who hoped the North Haven address would provide better visibility for his business than the current Wallingford address, on North Plains Industrial Road. Moreover, Barnett added that the rent was cheaper in North Haven. While people are buying more books through online retailers these days, plenty still want to find good deals closer to home, Barnett said. The biggest part of his business is selling to buyers online, he added, but selling discounted books that have been overstocked by their publishers is still a viable

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business. While the Wallingford location was open Saturday and Sunday, the North Haven location will be open Friday through Sunday. Barnett opened his original store, Barnett Books, in Wallingford in 1987. In 2005 he sold the business, although he continued to sell books wholesale. In 2008 Barnett Books went out of business, and John Barnett opened J. Barnett Bargain Books at 30 North Plains Industrial Road in the spring of 2009. Barnett has used several other names for his business at times, he said, and retains some of them as subsidiaries. The new location at 79 Washington Ave. will still be called J. Barnett Bargain Books. Information from The Record Journal was included in this article.

Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham St., Hamden, in conjunction with Partyka Chevrolet-Mazda-Isuzu Truck, is sponsoring the 2010 Mazda 3 Car raffle. The winning ticket will be drawn at the FantaSHA Live and Silent Auction – Hollywood, to be held on Saturday evening, March 27, on the school’s campus. For car raffle or auction information, contact the Office of Mission Advancement at dcamner@sha-excelsio.org or (203) 288-2309, ext. 318. Pictured left to right: Katie McCarthy (sophomore); Sierra Gallagi (freshman); sales manager at Partyka, Andrew Quintyne; principal, Sr. Colleen Smith, ASCJ; general manager at Partyka, Joe Gallagi; and Frankie Brillante (junior).

position, they were simply following the law. “Town charter said that additional appropriations can be made by the Board of Finance or town meeting,” said board member William Pieper.

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Round Two

Round Three

Round Three

Northern Iowa/Bella Luna

New Mexico St./Gionfriddo’s Tailoring Maryland/Wallingford YMCA

Wake Forest/No. Haven Bike

Michigan State/Danby’s

Cornell/95 Gathering Place Michigan State/Danby’s

Maryland/Wallingford YMCA

Ohio/Duchess Restaurant Oklahoma St./Meriden Travel

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Ohio/Duchess Restaurant

New Mexico/Josie’s Hair Design

Georgia Tech/Catherine & Co.

Missouri/Quality Garden Ohio St./Oriental Express

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West Virginia/G.T. Tire

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Round Two

Round Three

Round Three

Round Four

Butler/The UPS Store

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Round Five

Purdue/Berlin Bicycle

Round Five

North Texas/Darrell’s Auto

Round One Duke/Silver City Sports Bar Ark.-PB/Winthrop/Case Handyman

Louisville/Durable Sealcoat

Utah State/Aresco’s Superette

Siena/Butler Paint & Decorating Notre Dame/SAF-T Auto (Wlfd.)

Xavier/Primo Pizza

Old Dominion/Robert’s Chrysler

Baylor/Marianna’s Bakery

BYU/Ted’s Restaurant

Saint Mary’s/Avanti Restaurant Kansas State/Foucault’s Furniture

Old Dominion/Robert’s Chrysler

Baylor/Marianna’s Bakery

Pittsburgh/601 Deli

Kansas State/Foucault’s Furniture

West Virginia/G.T. Tire

Purdue/Berlin Bicycle

Murray State/Lino’s Mkt.

Florida/E. Center Mkt.

Clemson/Sal’s Pizza

Purdue/Berlin Bicycle

Oakland/Colony Ford BYU/Ted’s Restaurant

New Mexico/Josie’s Hair Design

Texas A&M/Amore Pizza Texas A&M/Amore Pizza

Xavier/Primo Pizza Pittsburgh/601 Deli

Washington/Academy DiCapelli

California/Dino’s Restaurant California/Dino’s Restaurant

Butler/The UPS Store

Murray State/Lino’s Mkt.

Minnesota/Vine’s Distinctive Liq.

Duke/Silver City Sports Bar

Duke/Silver City Sports Bar

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Gonzaga/W. Center Mkt.

UTEP/Hunter’s Pool

Xavier/Primo Pizza

Wofford/School Side Realtors

Morgan State/Durham Pharmacy

Florida State/Zandri’s Stillwood

Vanderbilt/Moran’s TV & Appliance

Wisconsin/Jacoby’s Restaurant

Missouri/Quality Garden

West Virginia/G.T. Tire

Syracuse/Paint Emporium

Butler/The UPS Store

Cornell/95 Gathering Place

Montana/White Way Laundry

Vermont/Dairy Queen Gonzaga/W. Center Mkt.

Temple/Vinny’s Garden Center

Washington/Academy DiCapelli

UC Santa Barbara/Waste Material

Syracuse/Paint Emporium

Wake Forest/No. Haven Bike

Marquette/Dad’s Restaurant Washington/Academy DiCapelli Tennessee/Suzio Insurance

Georgia Tech/Catherine & Co. Ohio St./Oriental Express

Wisconsin/Jacoby’s Restaurant

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San Diego St./Liberty Limousine Georgetown/Valencia Liquors

Cornell/95 Gathering Place

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Houston/Cruz Auto Sales Tennessee/Suzio Insurance

E. Tennessee St./Meriden Pawn Texas/Country Flower Farms

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Kentucky/Tuxis-Ohr’s Fuel

Kentucky/Tuxis-Ohr’s Fuel

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Kentucky/Tuxis-Ohr’s Fuel

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Baylor/Marianna’s Bakery Sam Houston St./Midas of Wlfd. Richmond/Billings Sports Saint Mary’s/Avanti Restaurant Villanova/Carlton Interiors

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Robert Morris/Cassidy’s Diner


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March 26 Friday

Carnavale fundraiser — The North Haven Rotary Club will hold a Carnavale fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The Mardi Gras style dance will take place at Anthony’s Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven. For tickets, contact Forget Me Not Flowershop at (203) 248-7589, Nick Cassel-

la at (203) 605-3670, or Minotti Music at (203) 234-8865, ext. 3, or purchase tickets online at www.evenbrite.com. Proceeds will benefit children’s cancer research and other Rotary projects.

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The Happy Prince — Long Wharf Theatre will present its production of The Happy Prince, an Oscar Wilde fairy tale, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Long Wharf Theatre’s Mainstage. Admission is free and donations are encouraged, but seating is limited. To make general admission reservations, please call the box office at (203) 787-4282. Bowling fundraiser — Bikers Against Animal Cruelty, Inc., will sponsor a bowling fundraiser at the Wallingford Bowl, 980 N. Colony Road, to be held at 1 p.m. There will be drink specials, prizes, and games. All proceeds will benefit victims of animal cruelty and neglect. Music & Me — Music & Me, a music program for parents and children, ages 6

Music & Me — Music & Me, a music program for parents and children, ages six months to five years, will host an open house for its 8week spring semester at 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave., Hamden. For information, call (203) 387-8390, or visit www.marciasmusiccenter.co m

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Mrs. Marcuccio rose to address the assembly. She began by describing her own personal, ongoing struggle in her attempt to deal with her son who sits behind bars today because of his addiction to drugs and the crimes he committed because of it. She said that when her crisis began in Southington, no one would admit there was a problem. Marcuccio had nothing but praise for those who had preceded her at the microphone, and she complimented the people of North Haven for being “proactive” in their approach to substance abuse prevention. She said that since she needed a support system in her town and none existed, she and her husband founded a group called “Parents 4 a Change” and said that the organization has grown by leaps and bounds, even receiving national recognition. It is she who Joanne Hoffman credits with saving her daughter’s life. Marcuccio explained, “I’m not a professional. I speak from personal experience. I’ve lived it. My son is in his early 20s and is still addicted.” She said that North Haven deserves a lot of credit for not ignoring the problem. “Is there heroin here?” she asked, adding, “Yes… and there are many families affected.” She continued, “The main users are between the ages of 18-25 and ‘white’ in the suburban communities of the Northeast, but there is no stereotype of today’s heroin user.” She explained that the first choice of these people was a bad choice, which put them on the path of drug abuse. “Heroin is cheaper and easier to get at $5 a bag,” she said, adding that statistics show that unless a person gets off drugs, he or she “will end up in prison or dead.” “We are losing our children in North Haven,” she said as she explained that death due to drug abuse is the #1 cause of accidental death in Connecticut, even higher than auto accidents, and “It’s usually opiates.” Marcuccio stated that prescription drug abuse by teens is “not a cognitive process,” adding “They just don’t know that this one is

different. Once they open the door, they can’t control it.” When she asked her imprisoned son what he’d change if he could do things over, he responded, “There’s only one thing. I wish I had never tried it the first time.” To demonstrate the power of drugs over her son, the speaker told how her husband had had a tearful conversation with their son, and asked him at the end if he could “see the error of his ways.” The young man’s comment was, “If I could stay here high, I would.” “Opiates are different…unique…unlike any other,” she said. “Opiates are like heaven,” she continued. “They feel close to God…no money, no power can compare,” she said. On the other hand, she said that recovery from heroin is “the most painful detoxification on the planet. It’s like multiplying flu symptoms by a thousand, and no medication will help.” She added that the agony can go on for “days and weeks at a time.” Referring to them as “empowered parents,” Mary Marcuccio recommends that parents educate themselves and help their children to make better choices. “It’s not about good or bad, it’s about this drug that kidnaps the whole person because of one bad choice,” she said. Advising parents to be the disciplinarian, not the child’s friend, she pointed out that parents can be “reactive” or “proactive.” She commended Joanne Hoffman for her recognition of the problem

and for saying to her on the phone, “Tell me what I need to do.” She cautioned the audience to set boundaries and to “Never say, ‘not my kid.’” Under the Q & A portion of the program, parents of young teens were warned to be alert to activities such as “pharm parties” where kids toss a variety of stolen medications into a bowl, providing an unknown assortment of highs. Parents were reminded that it’s okay to embarrass kids when they’re actually doing their job protecting them. They were also advised to look for changes in friends, diet, or general behavior as possible danger signs, and not to hesitate to drug test their kids to insure that no problem exists. “When they claim it’s an invasion of privacy, they’re probably up to something,” said Marcuccio. At the close of the night, Sgt. Fasano urged everyone to keep track of all medications in the home and said that an accurate count should be kept at all times for any drug. Mike Freda announced that the SAPC would sponsor an opportunity on April 24 at the Fire Headquarters for citizens to drop off unwanted prescription drugs. People should cross off all personal identification with a Sharpie pen and drop off the items between the hours of 11 and 2. There will also be a 35minute program featuring Superintendent Sara Querfeld and Mrs. Hoffman on NHTV’s Channel 20 during the day (at 7,11,3,7 and 11).

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What’s most disturbing, he said, is how easy it is to transition to heroin, an inexpensive opiate that is as available to most teens as a pack of cigarettes. Worse, today’s heroin is much stronger than what was around in the ‘60s, according to the speaker. Kids start out with something from the medicine cabinet or from a friend, convinced that they can keep things under control. What originates as occasional use soon becomes a habit, and the attraction of the bargain price of heroin is too good to pass up. Unfortunately, the abuser has no idea of the actual strength of a given dose of heroin. Furthermore, what may be tolerable one day may be an overdose on another for a variety of reasons. McGuiness reminded his audience that withdrawal symptoms keep the cycle going because the euphoric feeling is elusive, and the addict needs more of the drug to regain the feeling of pleasure and to avoid the agony of withdrawal. He stated that the addiction takes hold early and powerfully and results in a permanent imprint on the brain. Originally, because of his experience with his son, he was focused on what to do for the afflicted; now he has become dedicated to prevention. He added that “effective programs work to lessen risk factors and strengthen the protective factors.” The presenter’s closing advice to parents was to demonstrate a good example and not be hypocritical in regard to substance abuse. “Speak to your kids, and listen to them, but don’t lecture,” he said. Starting when children are in middle school, he advised parents to compose “a written family policy on drug abuse.” He also urged his listeners to support Good Samaritan legislation that allows a person who’s directly involved to call 911 to save a life without being arrested. Such a code is permitted at UConn, he said. Before thanking key figures in the local battle against drug abuse, he advocated treatment over incarceration because addiction “is a dis-

ease.” When Sgt. Mark Fasano approached the podium, he asked the audience to think of one word to describe drug abuse. His personal choice was “destruction,” and he described its impact on the community, the family, and society. He indicated that the most common drug of choice in the community among kids aged 12–17 years of age continues to be “alcohol by a wide margin,” but added that marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, steroids and other drugs are very prevalent as well. The many types of painkillers, which he called “amazing substances when used properly” are also becoming commonly abused by teens. The interesting statistics given by the very knowledgeable police sergeant were eye-opening, and can be reviewed on the tape when broadcast by NHTV. He also went on to discuss the consequences that face a drug abuser and noted that even the economy is severely damaged by a $75 billion annual loss due to absenteeism in the workplace, increased crime, accidents, and the cost of social programs. He advised, “Get the word out, and lower the long term cost,” and work together as a community. Joanne Hoffman was the next speaker, and she began by walking among the crowd showing everyone a framed photo of her younger child saying, “This is my daughter, and she is a drug addict.” She recounted the riveting story that she had told that same morning to the local Rotary Club, a story reported elsewhere in this paper today. As with the family of Jay McGuinness, above, her family went through the agony of living with an addict until her daughter finally agreed to treatment far away from home, never to return. Thanking Mrs. Hoffman for her “fascinating story” and for taking a leadership role within the SAPC, Freda said “Hope is powerful, a beacon of light, yet ironically hope is not a strategy for dealing with substance abuse. If ever there were a ringing endorsement, however, it is what we’ve heard about Mary Marcuccio.” Loud applause followed as

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PUBLIC NOTICES MUST REMAIN PUBLIC 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

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Road improvements

State Representative Steve Fontana (D-North Haven) announced that North Haven

soon will receive $182,510 from the state in Town Aid Road funds to pay for improvements to North Haven’s roads and infrastructure. The funds were approved

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Middle School activities planned In April and May, Friday Night Fun from 7 to 9 p.m. has been planned for North Haven Middle School students. These activities will be held at the North Haven Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St.

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School Lunch Menu

School lunches for the week beginning March 29 High School Daily fee: $2.50 to $2.75 Monday: Chicken and cheese burrito, steamed rice, seasoned corn. Tuesday: Sweet and sour chicken, steamed rice, oriental mixed vegetables. Wednesday: Classic macaroni and cheese, broccoli, dinner roll.

Middle School Daily fee: $2.40 Monday: Sweet and sour chicken, rice, steamed broccoli, orange. Tuesday: Beef nachos with cheese, lettuce and tomato, Mexican corn, applesauce. Wednesday: Stuffed shells with marinara sauce, tossed garden salad, garlic bread, chocolate chip cookie.

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Property Transfers

The following property transfers were recorded at North Haven Town Hall during the month of January 2010: Jan. 4: Carmine C. and Michael J. Ruggiero, 3 Bernhard Road, to Clemente and Tommaso Martone, $24,600. Jan. 4: Ronald L. and Anita M. Bartoli, 10 Surrey Drive, to Joseph J. and Jolene M. Landino, $287,000. Jan. 5: Pedro Romero and Mark Carbutti Committee,

1112 Hartford Turnpike, to Bank of America, NH, $298,755.46. Jan. 6: Nina Pashtenko, 60 Potter Road, to Paul V. and Alyssa A. D’amico, $292,000. Jan. 11: Susan I. and William W. Keep, 2 Rock Road, to Victoria and Rachel C. Acevedo, $291,000. Jan. 11: Paul J. and Josephine P. Stewart, 146 Garfield Ave., to Joseph R. and Elizabeth G. Durante, $223,000.

Jan. 15: David and Eileen Bujalski, 22 helen Drive, to David Bujalski, 288,000. Jan. 19: Estate of Raymond Kessler, 100 Rimmon Road, to Edward L. St. George, $262,000. Jan. 20: Mary A. Crisco, 1 Pequot Ave., to Arkadiusz and Bogdan Bezyk, $265,000. Jan. 21: Carolyn t. St. John, 132 Sackett Point Road, to Marie Barrechia, $137,500.

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 CTAppointment@usa.redcross.org. Positive identification is required at the time of donation. Blood drives scheduled in the area:

Cheshire Hamden Monday, April 12, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, hall New Haven Fridays, March 26, April 2, 9, 12:15 to 6 p.m., New Haven

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North Haven Monday, April 5, 1:45 to 7 p.m., Ridge Road Elementary School, 1341 Ridge Road, gymnasium

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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, March 18, 2010 at the Mildred A. Wakeley Community and Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street, in Room #2 at 7:30 PM. 1. #09-15 Postponed to the April 15, 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. 2. #10-04 Approved the application of William L. Krinsky, Owner and Applicant, relative to 5 Norway Road, (Map 50, Lot 211) per Section 8.6.2.1, requesting a fence height variance of 3' to permit a 6' high fence in a front yard where 3' is permitted. R-20 Zoning District. 3. #10-05 Approved the application of Locust Realty Associates, LLC, Owner and Applicant, relative to 48 Giles Avenue (Map 28, Lot 13), per Section 5.2.2, requesting a front yard variance of 35' to permit a 40' front yard setback where 75' is required. IG-80 Zoning District. 4. #10-06 Closed the Public Hearing and continued the Deliberation Session to the April 15, 2010 meeting for the Application of Timothy J. Lee, Esq., Applicant, Woodmere Development, LLC, Owner, relative to 320 Middletown Avenue, aka 190 Montowese Avenue, (Map 17, Lot 102), per Section 2.4.1.1(a), requesting a side/rear yard variance of 25' to permit a 25' side/rear yard setback where 50' is required. EH Zoning District. Donald F. Clark, Secretary LOST & FOUND

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PETS & LIVESTOCK

LAWN & GARDEN

SEARS Craftsman Rototiller New cost over $600. Asking $400 or best offer. 3 yrs old. Only used 3 times. Like new. Call Joe (203) 697-9227

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5i 2008 4 door sedan AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 L. Auto. 28 MPG Highway. 12,279 mi #P1627 $15,595 (203) 949-1104

SUBARU LEGACY 2.5I 2008 4 door sedan AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 L. Auto. 26 MPG Highway. 62,690 mi #P1614A $13,995 (203) 949-1104

1-800-527-3863

Free Towing! MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. SOLO seat police replica Never used. $175 Call 203-294-0038

FOR RENT

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

GE Profile electric radiant range and microwave, white. Great condition - $400 860-628-7169 LOVESEAT Beautiful multicolor floral. Excellent condition. Great design. Large comfortable pillows included. A steal for $100. Call Margo in Southington at 860-276-0532. RECLINER Chair in excellent condition, maroon color. $200 or best offer. (203) 237-5940

AUTO PARTS INFINITY NISSAN OWNERS I have matched Aluminum wheels with good snow tires for sale. Wanted: Trailer Dolly. Call (860) 653-0491

SOLID oak mirrored dresser. $80. Microwave cabinet. Excellent condition. $70. Call 203-379-6035

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

SUBARU IMPREZA 2006 4 door sedan. 4 cylinder, 2.5 L. 5 speed manual. 26 MPG Hwy. 47,440 mi #P1625 $12,995 (203) 949-1104

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves 29’ 2002 Forest River Bunkhouse Sleeps 6-8. $9,500. Please call 203-996-6920

PETS & LIVESTOCK

SUBARU FORESTER XT 2006 SUV, AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 Automatic. 28 MPG Highway. 70,309 mi #S10101A $15,995 (203) 949-1104

BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Yorkie-Chu, Cane Corso, Boston Terrier, Dachsunds, Malti-Poo, Yorkie-Poo. $350+. 860-930-4001

SUBARU IMPREZA RS 2002 4 door sedan AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 L. Auto. 27 MPG Highway. 110,083 mi #S10222A $7,495 (203) 949-1104

SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I 2007 4 DOOR WAGON AWD. 4 cyl. 2.5 Automatic. 33,407 mi #S1013A $17,595 (203) 949-1104

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Rare German working lines. Dad is large boned, 100+ lbs. AKC. 1st & 2nd shots, wormed & tattooed. Nice take home puppy pack. Ready Now! Serious inquiries. $1000. (860) 655-0889 or ACH442403@yahoo.com KING Charles Cavalier Spaniels 3 months old, ACA, 2 males, $850 each. Raised with children. 203-631-9386

$ 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

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

CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WHITE Bedrm set, includes twin bed, dresser w/mirror, nightstand & desk with hutch. $350 or best. Please call 860-324-3574

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE MEDICAL Recliner with power lift, blue upholstery, new-seldom used. $700. 203-235-0604

REMOTE control truck, 2WD, 1/5 scale, 3.5HP. Many extras. $900/BO. Serious inquiries only call 203-294-0038 SUMMER Infant Brand Safety Gate. 36” High. Like New. $50. Delta Milwaukee Floor Model Drill Press. $50. (203) 238-0603

Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

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TOYOTA Camry 1999 Clean, AT $3750 Protege ‘03 Super MAZDA Clean, 5spd, $3950 DODGE Caravan ‘00 86K mls, $3,550. (203) 213-1142

LHASA-APSO puppies-8wks old and ready to go. Home raised. 1 female, 1 male. $400/ea. 860-426-0175 or 860-919-7952 SHIH-TZU PUPPIES Purebred. Born 12/27/09. 2 white. Male. $500 each. For info call (203) 440-0217

WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 JOHN DEERE 855 Tractor w/front load bucket, FWD. Good cond! Reasonable price! Mike 203-265-3110 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 TOP CASH for all Gramma’s Costume Jewelry Stash. Honest & Fair Buyer Please Call Juls for Jewels at 860-965-2316.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144

YALESVILLE On the Green 1BR, 1 bath. All appliances included. W/D, C/Heat & Air. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. Pets OK. $1000. Call 203-464-8066

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 4 BR, 2 bath, recently renovated. $1195 + sec & utils. 203-938-3789

203-235-8431

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

SUBARU FORESTER XT 2006 SUV, AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 Automatic. 28 MPG Highway. 70,309 mi #S10101A $15,995 (203) 949-1104

WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

203-238-3499

DEE’S ANTIQUES

CAMPER & TRAILERS SUBARU LEGACY 2.5I 2009 Special Edition 4 Door. AWD. 4 cyl. 2.5. Auto. 31,293 mi #P1603 $15,995 (203) 949-1104

MERIDEN- 1BR, East side, near I-91 & Rte 15. $675+utils & Sec. (203) 671-6506

WANTED TO BUY BEIGE Dual Recliner Sofa, size 90" L x 36" W x 36"H. Rarely used, great deal, $100 firm. Matching recliner available too. Call Margo in Southington at 860-276-0532.

$$$ CA$H $$$

FORD Focus SE 2002 Excellent shape, 75K mi. $5K: Fully maintained w/tuneup, brakes, full alignment, care log; 30+MPG; new battery & struts; new all season tires +4 snow tires; single owner; used for garage to garage, short, daily commute. Call (203) 710-7674

MERIDEN 350 Cook Ave 4BR, 2 Bath Victorian. Private yard, 2 car garage. Recently updated. $1550/m security and references. 888-520-6786 x100 Rent to own option

CONDOMINIUMS 1950 - 1970 Baseball Card Collection 1950 Beckett Grading Cards. Complete sets. Wax packs. Call (203) 686-0372

203-238-3308

AUTOMOBILES WANTED CHEVY Impala 2004- 83,000 miles. Power windows, power door locks, dual air control in front, remote start. Fully loaded. Asking $4800 - according to Blue Book Fair/Good condition. Call (860) 621-3951

WEIGHT BENCH For Sale $90. 203-269-5794 or 203-631-7451

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 2 Antique Jacobsen Tractors w/attachments $300 each or best offer. Toro Lawn Pony Rototiller $500 or best offer. 5 speed drill press $200/best offer. Tool chest, $150 & Lawn Trailer $300 or best. 203-214-8723

CHEVY Silverado 1500 1994 Ext. Cab W/Bed Cap 4x4, V8, AC, Fully Loaded, 140,000. Asking $800 or B.O. Joe (860) 335-3968 please leave message

HOUSES FOR RENT

FREE To Good Home Yellow Lab, male, 4 years old. Great family dog. Please call 203- 284-3312.

TRUCKS & VANS

SUBARU LEGACY 2.5I 2008 4 door sedan AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 L. Auto. 26 MPG Highway. 62,690 mi #P1614A $13,995 (203) 949-1104

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apts From $625 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 1st fl studio, $190/wk+sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823, 128pm www.meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 1 1/2 room apartment for rent. H/H included. Off street parking. Security. Storage. $600 monthly. Call Scott at (203)302-8760. MERIDEN - 2 BR Pet okay. Section 8 Approved. Quiet, safe area. Off st parking. $800 + Sec. 203-238-0566 MERIDEN - 45 S 2nd St. Totally remodeled 2 bdrm, 2nd floor, hdwd flrs, heat, appliances, storage, balcony incl, $850/mo. 203-841-7951 MERIDEN - Nice 1BR $695/mo. 203-213-6175 or 203-815-6512 MERIDEN - WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2BR Luxury condo. Laundry. $850 + utilities. No pets. Call 203-245-9493.


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Friday, March 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments 657 East Main Street Call 203-630-9481 MERIDEN 136 Windsor Ave. 1 BR, 2nd Fl. $585. Utilities separate. Off street parking. No pets. Security & references. Call Mike (203) 537-6137

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. Studio apts starting at $495/mo including heat & electric, on bus line, no pets. Call (203) 982-3042 MERIDEN: Two 1 BR & One 2 BR Recently remodeled! New paint! Section 8 approved. No pets. 1 month security & First month rent. For more info, Call Rob - 203-535-3925

ROOMMATES

WALLINGFORD MERIDEN Quiet non-smoking roommate to share kitchen, LR, bath in 3 BR apt. $450 /mo. 2 wks security. 203-440-4036.

ROOMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR, 3rd flr, new paint, new carpet. $700/mo + lease & sec. Call 203-996-7379 Jack Regan Realty. MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor. New bath, Lg. Living Rm, dining rm. Wall to wall carpeting. 2 sun porches. No pets. $975 + utilities. Refs. Call (203) 530-1484 MERIDEN 3BR, 2nd fl. No pets. No smoking. Large yard. Recently remodeled! $950/month & 1 month security. 203-317-0360 MERIDEN 58 South Avenue 2 BR. 2nd Fl. Asking $1150. Utilities & appliances included. Section 8 Approved. (203) 440-3722 MERIDEN Cute 1 bedroom quiet apt in good neighborhood with private entrances. Gas heat. $675. 860-301-8705 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- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends March 31st MERIDEN- 2BR, LR w/FP. Stove, fridge, DW, W/D. Partially furnished. Patio, lg. private yard. $1100/mo. incl. electric, heat & cable. Avail. Now! (203) 237-3544 MERIDEN- 3 BR, 1 bath 2nd flr completely remodeled w/new appls, w/d hookup in apt. Sec. dep., refs., no pets. Sect 8 approved. $1100/mo. Call 203634-6507 or 203-530-6453

PLANTSVILLE- Nice location. 2nd FL. 5 rooms, 2BRs. Stove, fridge. Off st. parking. No pets. Available now. $950 per mo plus security. (860) 869-9911 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON 1BR, 1st flr. $600/mo. 2mo sec. 5Rms, 1st flr, near Plantsville school. $950/mo. 2mo sec. 3BR, 2nd fl, $900/mo. 2mo sec. Call 860-538-5575 SOUTHINGTON NOW AVAILABLE 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 - Large 3BR, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, washer hookup. Center St location. $1200 + sec & refs. Call (203) 294-1229 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 4 Rooms, 2nd floor. No pets. With appliances. No WD hookup. $800 /month Plus $1000 security deposit. Call 203-269-3471

WALLINGFORD 3 BR in apartment complex. Washer & dryer inside unit. Carpet & vinyl throughout. $1200/mo. Separate utilities. Call Grace (203) 464-8066. WALLINGFORD Choate area Beautiful Victorian Home 1 BR Apartment. Off st. parking. No smoking, no pets. $725 + security. 203-265-3092

WALLINGFORD LG 3 BR, 1ST Fl. Washer hookup. No smoking/pets $1100/mo + security. Call 203-284-3750

MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125

“New Listing” 20yr young Col. 3BR, 1 1/2b, wood flrs, CAIR, close to center to town. Babbling brook on side of property, applcd galley kit, 1st fl FR & more. $234,900 don’t miss out on the tax stimulus.

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN Immaculate CB Cont w/3car gar, lg bonus rm & finished w/o bsmt, HWF & beautiful detailed molding throughout. New appls, HWH & oil tank. $349,900. Vicki 203-235-3300

“New Listing” $440,000 Fabulous custom built Col. Well insulated. Large eat-in kit, MBR suite w/huge walk-in closet w/jacuzzi tub in master bath. Open level yard.

Call Toni Falcone (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

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

MERIDEN 5yr old Col w/9rms, 3BRs, 2 baths, deck, sliders, updated wood fls in main level, shows exceptionally well & immaculate! Central air, 3 additional rms in lower level, 1c gar. $289,900. Kathy 203-235-3300

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958

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

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT DURHAM. For Rent- 1250 sq. ft. office, 1250 sq. ft. of warehouse $1,250.00 per month. 42 Ozick Drive, Durham, CT 860-349-5449

WALLINGFORD “Great income producer!” $339,900 3 family home in excellent condition. Remodeled kitchens and baths. Updated heating, plumbing and electric. Separate utilities. 2 car garage and CAIR.

MERIDEN Newer Colonial on culde-sac. Easy access to highways. HWF, 1st floor laundry and bonus rm, complete in-law in basement with own entrance. $319,900. Call Vicki 203-235-3300

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

RETAIL Store/Office for rent. 2800 SF right on West Main St., Meriden. $1475/mo. incl. heat & hot water. Avail. Immediately. Home Sweet Homes 203-938-3789

WALLINGFORD. Avail North Main Street Victorian. 3 RMs, 1 BR. 3rd Fl. No smoking, no pets. $750 plus utilities. Call 203-269-5973.

HOUSES FOR SALE

HELP WANTED CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS

MERIDEN- Nice, Spacious 1BR, appliances, parking, good location, no pets, 25 Griswold St. $795 + deposit and credit. 203238-1890

“Awesome Unit!” Natural light shines through the atrium window. Open flr plan, MBR has whlpl tub, WI closet, OS 2 car garage, ML laundry. $222,900.

WLFD Multi family near train station- 2 family w/store front, easily converted to 3 family with ok from town of Wallingford. Separate utilities, corner lot. $149,900 Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

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

Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

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CAKE DECORATOR To make and decorate ice cream cakes at DQ. Experience required. Serious inquiries only. Apply in person at Dairy Queen, 956 Broad St., Meriden, CT. Ask for owner. CONSTRUCTION CO. hiring now Laborers, Machine Operators, CDL Class 1 & 2 Drivers. Year round work. Min 3yrs exp. Must have valid CT driver’s lic. Salary DOE. Medical/Benefits. Please email resume to: marklyn1@sbcglobal.net.

WALLINGFORD Immaculate 3BR Split with LR & FP, form DR, galley kit with breakfast bar, lower lev FR with wet bar, 2full baths, lg deck to 27’ above ground pool & CAIR! Reduced $299,000. Kathy 203-265-5618

MERIDEN-1BR, stove & refrig. All utils incld. Close I-84, I-91, Merrit Pkwy. Pet neg. Call Janice 203-686-0011/203-314-8909 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

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN $169,900 3BR, 1 ½ bath, 1700 sq.ft. Townhouse priced to sell. All new inside. Call Galleria R.E. 203-671-2223

Linda (203) 265-5618

WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216

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

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

NORTH HAVEN

MERIDEN- 3BRs, 1st & 3rd flr. W/D hkup. Sect 8 appr’d. Off-st park. No pets. $850-$975. Call 860-995-9506 or 860-995-4749

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

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Only $950 MERIDEN Room Available. First Week Free! Utilities included! $115/Wk.Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking 203213-8589

WALLINGFORD-3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Appls. Clean, quiet. Newly painted. Dead-end street. Security. $650 /mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348

WLFD 2BR, 2nd FL. $925. Remodeled. Parking. Laundry. Dep. Ref. Credit Check. No Smoking/Pets. 203-992-7133

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

WALLINGFORD

MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $130 per week plus security.

SOUTHINGTON-Garage for Rent. 3,200SF w/16ft ceiling, 14x14ft dr, 200 AMP, 3 phase electric. $1,550/mo negotiable. 860-628-5191

MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Penthouse floor. Central air. All appls. On flr laundry. Credit + 2 mos. security. $800/mo. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

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

Call Kathy (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, www.Meridenrooms.com

WALLINGFORD-1BR, 3rd flr, W/D hkup, Off-st-parking avail. Call 203-269-1865

MERIDEN- 3BR, lg. yard, deck, jacuzzi tub & skylights, w/d hookup. No pets. $900/mo. 2 mos. sec. (203) 464-3083

HOUSES FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $195,900. Al 203-265-5618

MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths in desirable Windingbrook. Garage, finished basement, walk up attic, f/p, deck. This private community offers pool, clubhouse, tennis, basketball, putting green, individual garden plots. $189,900. Call 203506-1583

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CUSTODIAN Maintenance workers needed for the Wallingford Public Schools to work either the 2:00 P.M. to 10 P.M. or the 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 shifts. Hourly rate $16.04 to $19.82 (wages currently being negotiated) hourly plus shift differential. Requires some experience in bulding maintenance work. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2010 or the date we receive the fiftieth (50) application, whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. (203) 294-2080. EOE.

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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

The North Haven Citizen — Friday, March 26, 2010

CARPENTRY

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

ADDITIONS Decks, Garages Finish basement, complete home improvement & repairs. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, hedge trimming, dumpster rental, tree shrub, debris removal, #584101. Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

COMPUTER SERVICES

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

HELP with all your Home Computing needs. Complete customer satisfaction. Homecomputerhelper.net 860-426-8122

DECKS CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Free est. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459

DUMPSTERS ATTORNEYS

Free Consultation

15 yard roll-off Dumpsters $350 20 yard roll-off Dumpsters $450 203-537-0360 www.EmpireLLC.biz

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

203-237-2122

NEW ENGLAND DUCT CLEANING HVAC Air ducts ● Dryer vents 203-915-7714 Meriden, CT neductcleaning.com

DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning.. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

HOUSE CLEANING

LANDSCAPING

JENNY Experienced in home & office cleaning. Excellent references available 203-910-6319 2 POLISH SISTERS Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

AMERICAN HEATING SERVICE 24 Hour emergency service. Complete heating & AC Installation & Service. Lic & insured. Great Rates. (203) 756-5040

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

HANDYPERSONS

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR Roofs, decks, windows, doors siding, flrs, sheetrock. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-592-1148

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

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

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 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

O’CONNOR ROOFING 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

Home Doctor All Carpentry, custom home building to repairs. You name we do it. Since 1949 family run. #573358. 203-639-8389 CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

HOUSE CLEANING

CLEANING WOMAN - Avail to clean home, apt or condo, exp. w/refs. 203-265-0401

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house office, attic, cellar, gar, yd Landscaping. Spring C/U. Free est 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad PETE IN THE PICKUP For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

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

LANDSCAPING

INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC Spring Special! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #61548 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS Dump Runs, Mowing, Rototilling and More. Great rates!! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing. Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

LAWN & GARDEN ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC. Lawn care, cutting, trimming, seasonal cleanups, etc. Affordable, insured, reliable. 203-687-1347

PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 FAZO’S Mason Pool decks, patio, pavers, stone wall, steps, walks, chimneys, stucco. Repairs. FREE EST. 28 yrs exp. 10% off. 203759-0879. CT Reg #568080 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Walls, Brick Work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-935-6213

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 PAINT PRO’S Interior/exterior painting. Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 537-7060

JM LAWNCARE We Beat All Estimates Lawn mowing, trimming. Call for free est 860-796-8168

A KYLE LANDSCAPING Affordable lawn care in Meriden/ Wlfd. Insured. CT Reg #622733. Call for est (860) 637-7294

A & A Lawn Care-Spring cleanups, hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-2376638

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

SPRING CLEAN-UPS & LAWN CARE Now accepting new accounts. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460

LANDSCAPING

MASONRY

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

JUNK REMOVAL

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

HEATING & COOLING

GUTTERS

HEATING & COOLING

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC TO Place your Marketplace ad today, call 203-238-1953, anytime 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

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

SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Mowing, Roto, Home & Yard Maintenance, Painting, Small Repairs, etc. (203) 715-2951 CT #839824

Bankruptcy 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 So you can survive a paycut and/or the taking of a new, lower paying job.

FENCING

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Now accepting new lawn accounts. Commercial & residential. Clean ups, edging flower beds, mulching, pruning. CT# 0619909 Call 203-715-2301 www.biggreen homeimprovement.com

Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

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Friday, March 26, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen RN, MDS Coordinator/Infection Control Nurse 40 hrs, Mon - Fri, No Weekends MDS experience preferred.

RN, (Busy Medicare Unit)

MEDICAL CAREERS

32 hrs, 11p - 7a, No Weekends

RN (SNF Unit) 32 hrs, 11 p - 7 a, No Weekends

PAVING

ROOFING

SIDING

ORTIZ ROOFING & SIDING Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-935-6213 or 203-815-6644

PLUMBING

REPAIRS, fixture replacements, toilets, lavs, tub & showers, kitchens, water heaters. Call for best pricing 203-537-1017

Roofs R Us New/repairs/rubber/siding utters, remodeling. Since 1949 family run. #573358. Call 203-639-8389

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

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co

Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

O’CONNOR ROOFING

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

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 2

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

FIDERIO & SONS

203-269-3559

203-237-0350

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991

LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

★★★★★★★★ BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. www.biggreen homeimprovement.com CT# 619909 203-715-2301

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

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

SERVICES OFFERED CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

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

360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: hfparisi@emmci.org EOE HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CT Reg. #516790

New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs lic#565514 www.EmpireLLC.biz

Gonzalez Construction

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc.

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

TREE SERVICES

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

POWER WASHING

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

Fahey Plumbing & Heating

203-235-1383

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

203-639-0032

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

Gonzalez Construction

Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, is seeking compassionate, energetic, qualified R.N.’s for the above positions. MMCI offers very competitive wages & benefits, incl. pension plan & non-contributory health & dental for employee, life, & disability insurances. Drug testing & criminal background check req’d. Applicants must be CT lic’d. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients & are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

1st Run TREE CUTTING, Stump Grinding, Wood Chipping, Bucket work, Fully Insured, Free Estimates. Call anytime 860-628-8830 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

CHILDCARE-Center Director, Assistant Director & Head Teacher w/exp. Plese send resume to: Stork Club, P. O. Box 2410, Meriden, CT 06450 or fax to 203-237-6947 EXPERIENCED Professional Bucket Operator & Tree Climber. Reliable, self-starter. Valid lic & CDL. 203-272-4216 FIRST Connecticut CU (Wallingford) is seeking a parttime Member Service Rep/Teller. Cash handling experience and excellent member service skills are a must. PC knowledge required. E-mail resume to rleahy@firstconnecticut.org. Equal Opportunity Employer HOMEMAKER/COMPANIONS F/T-P/T, to assist elderly in their homes. Transportation & phone essential. Bilingual applicants encouraged. Call Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care 203-238-1441

MATERIAL HANDLER Manufacturer seeks experienced person to move materials in and outside the factory, using pallet jack, forklift, van or truck. Must have a valid CT license and good driving record. Must also perform other jobs as required. 4 day work week with benefits including 401k plan. Please apply in person at: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457

OFFICE ASSISTANT FULL TIME Excellent phone skills, inside sales, ability to learn product lines, ordering and quoting. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, website design & maintenance. Maintain advertising websites. Ability to multi-task. Peachtree accounting a plus. Salary based on experience. Insurance, 401K/profit sharing, vacation, paid holidays.

Fax or email resume 860-628-5454 or pat@stamp-tech.com

LANDSCAPE Experienced Foreperson & Laborers. Must have valid driver’s lic. Southington. 860-628-5191

Management & More

Job Fair NOW HIRING: Large national company holding Job Fair at Four Points Sheraton in Meriden, 275 Research Parkway. Tuesday, March 23. Customer Service to Supervisory Positions Available. Apply on Time - 12 Noon Sharp! Ask for Mr. Monti. Not affiliated with hotel. OUTSIDE Yard Person needed. Various duties. Inventory, gate security, maintenance, etc. This is an all outside job - all weather conditions. apply in person to Jaysun Maynard. STATEWIDE AUTO AUCTION, 1756 No. Broad St., Meriden, CT (203) 237-1975 PAINTING Full Time Carpenters, Painters, SUBS for Residential/Commercial work. Call 800-778-9885 x 1279

Part Time BookKeeper Needed Experienced Book Keeper needed for medical office. Full knowledge and experience with Quick books and payroll are essential. We offer excellent pay and work flexibility. Please e-mail your resume and references to: aalmai@sbhccf.com Or fax it to: 860-276-9296

TEACHER - Full Time Before & After School Program BS/BA req’d, preferably in education or related field. 2 yrs exp. with school age children. Must be eligible for CT head teacher certificate. Must acquire and maintain First Aid & CPR training. Send resume to:

Women & Families Center ATTN: T. Hunter 169 Colony Street Meriden CT 06451 (203) 235-9297 x131 thunter@womenfamilies.org AA/EEO

DENTAL ASSISTANT EXPERIENCED Excellent opportunity. Send resume to 203-630-3021 DENTAL RECEPTIONIST - Flexible, Exp’d Team Player. PT/FT, PC Knowledge Req. Dentrix Software and Word a plus. Fax Resumes: 203-272-9886

MEDICAL SECRETARY 2 years experience. Strong computer skills for busy, local practice. Attention to detail a must. $13-$14/hour, depending on experience.

Call 877-748-5820

Spring is Here Looking For a New Career Change? Then Orchards at Southington Assisted Living might be the place for you.

CNA Positions Open Every other W/E 7-3 & per diem. If interested, email resume or come in for application. 34 Hobart Street, Southington email: ingrisellis@ southingtonorchards.org

Always a sale in Marketplace

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:

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: employment@newenglandhomecare.com E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com

HELP WANTED

ROOFER Commercial w/5 years experience in EPDM. Must have phoneable references and pass drug test. Top Pay/Benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naugatuck. (203) 729-2266 AA/EOE

WATER UTILITY OFFICE SUPERVISOR Public water utility seeks an effective manager with minimum five years experience in direct charge of staff with billing and collections experience in the municipal government environment. Effective management and administrative skills are essential. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Salary negotiable based on qualifications. Offers of employment will be subject to successfully passing a pre-employment physical exam including a urinalysis drug test and a criminal background check. Apply in person at: Southington Water Department, 605 West Queen Street, Southington, CT by April 5, 2010. Detailed job posting and job description will be available for review at Department Offices.

HELP WANTED MECHANIC-Experienced on lawnmower, tractors, chainsaws, power equipment. Full Time. Call 203-294-1763

Tool & Die Maker Manufacturer of medical & high end commercial products seeks experienced individuals for all shifts. Company offers an excellent, as well as unique, benefits package. Contact: Acme Monaco Corporation 75 Winchell Road New Britain, CT 06052 Fax (860) 827-9982 Email: jdean@acmemonaco.com YARD JOCKEY wanted, Wallingford. Must have experience with tractor trailers. 12hr shifts, benefits. Call Kevin 203-7410019 to apply. EOE.

CAREER TRAINING & SCHOOLS

BARTENDING 1 or 2 week course Job Placement Assistance

203-754-6000 Bartenders Academy 663 Lakewood Rd, Wtby, CT


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3-26-2010 North Haven Citizen Newspaper