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Volume 5, Number 16

Your Town, Your News

Friday, April 16, 2010

Gomez complaint heading to federal court

Local student artists recognized

By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Citizen photo by David Marchesseault

North Haven High School seniors Nick Melillo and Patricia Currie present their award-winning artwork, for which they collected prizes from the national Scholastic Art and Writing award program. For the full story, see page 3.

The cases of two former town employees against North Haven have taken a step forward in the last week. Leigh Gomez Former North Haven employee Leigh Gomez will be filing a federal complaint of civil rights accusations against town hall and former First Selectman Janet McCarty, her attorney said last week, instead of continuing her case with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO). Gomez, an African American and former First Selectman’s executive secretary, had formerly filed her allegations of racial discrimination through the CHRO. The CHRO returned a positive merit assessment review in November 2009 regarding the case, meaning the CHRO found that Gomez’s com-

plaints warranted a second level of more intensive investigation by the commission. However, Gomez’s attorney Eugene Axelrod, of Axelrod and Associates in Woodbridge, said that he and his client would be taking the matter out of the CHRO to file a federal complaint, which could potentially lead to a court-ordered settlement. Axelrod said that he would not officially file the federal complaint until the town had time to review it. “I deliberately held back the federal complaint to see if the parties involved could solve this before it becomes public record,” he said last week when reached. “I want to see if we can engage in any responsible resolution on this.” “With the new administration, I’m hopeful this will be treated differently,” Axelrod

See Gomez, page 10

State Building Department believes NH building permits invalid By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

As state investigations into the building department continue, State Building Inspector Lisa Humble said last week that permits for two buildings at Pondview Estates, 320 Middletown Ave., were not valid when work began on them in 2009. The North Haven Citizen reported Feb. 12 that permits for structures four and five at Pondview Estates, a 16-unit condominium development, may have expired between their June 26, 2006 issuance and when work officially began on the buildings on April 9, 1009. Section 105.5 of the 2005 Connecticut State Building Code, in effect on June 26, 2006, states “every [building] permit issued shall

become invalid unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance.” The section allows for extension of permits by the building official if the contractors submit written, acceptable requests for extensions. No such extensions exist in Pondview Estates’ file, and over 1,000 days elapsed between June 2006 and April 2009, well over the 180-day limit. In an email to Humble dated April 7, 2010, North Haven building official Dave Maiden argues that because site-development work has continued since 2006, the permits for the two Pondview Estates buildings in question were still valid. “The utilities, roads, a water crossing, retaining walls, drainage

and the first buildings were started in 2006/2007, and work has continued until this date,” Maiden wrote to Humble. “One unit remains to be final inspected for a certificate of occupancy (inspection for CO is to be requested within days). The foundation for this last unit was not inspected until 2009; however, the utilities, roadwork, and draining system work for this unit along with the rest of the development has been ongoing since 2006.” “Since the development has been ongoing without any known delays,” Maiden continued, “the permits for all 16 units/8 buildings should remain valid until the last unit is issued a certificate of occupancy. Question: Do you concur with this finding?”

In an April 9 fax sent to Maiden and Public Works Director Lynn Sadosky, Humble wrote, “The continued site developing work occurring is not work commencing on each of the requested building permits for the residential duplex structure… Therefore the 2006 building permits for the remaining two buildings are not valid in 2010 in their requested building permit work has not commenced and if no extension of time has been granted.” Humble also confirmed Section 105.5 of the 2005 Connecticut State Building Code. “The code permits the permit applicant to request a written extension of time,” Humble writes in the

See Building, page 11


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, April 16, 2010

Board of Education discusses public comment policy By David Marchesseault Special to The North Haven Citizen

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sion. According to the state’s Freedom of Information regulations, individuals may be invited into the executive session to give testimony on the topic, but their presence must be limited to that testimony. Furthermore, anyone invited to participate must be named and recorded in the statement of the motion, in addition to listing the purpose of the executive session. After the procedural discussion, the board returned to routine matters. When it came to approval of the retirement of Stephen J. Wronski, a grade five teacher at Montowese Elementary School, Superintendent of Schools Sara Jane Querfeld praised the career teacher

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for his many extra activities over the years, including various programs for veterans and the Voice of Democracy essay contest in the fifth grade. She added, “We will miss him terribly.” Carol Franceschet, a former teacher in that school, told of how he had mentored her and labeled him “wonderful and well respected…a great person.” Alicia Clapp detailed the latest ACES meeting and mentioned that their foundation had obtained $250,000 in grants over the years. They will reapply for federal Race to the Top money, and they have learned that Delaware and Tennessee were funded See BOE, page 17

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School law attorney Thomas Mooney spoke at the April 8 Board of Education meeting on the board’s decision to limit public comment. Mooney’s appearance was precipitated by the board’s dissemination last month of “Public Participation at Meetings,” a document that some believed was an attack against the public comment portion of the Board of Education meetings. The lawyer’s remarks were brief and centered on what he labeled a “limited public forum,” which he said is a fundamental protected right under the First Amendment. However, he said that the board must “define what is appropriate to speak to,” which they accomplish by setting the meeting’s agenda. He admonished the board not to speak to a topic that is not on the agenda, but pointed out that the public had the right to comment on virtually anything that is germane to board responsibility. The superintendent, as the CEO and representative of the board, may meet with any individual regarding a concern outside the confines of the meeting, according to Mooney. The attorney emphasized that although the public has a right to be heard within the parameters set by the board, it is the board’s “right to create the purpose.” Furthermore, the comments may not be vulgar, aggressive or hostile. The board should expect common courtesy, but must “separate any discomfort” they may feel in regard to a topic. The board decides the time, manner and place. Parents should always go through the “chain of command” and should not expect to approach the board until all avenues are exhausted. Although the board may offer opportunities to speak, they may set a time limit on that opportunity; however, the individual courtesy extended by the board must be uniform in its application. To reinforce his advice the attorney distributed a copy of a re-

cent article to each member entitled, “But it’s my turn to speak.” The superintendent was told that when someone wished to address a topic unrelated to the agenda, she could simply advise the speaker to see her after the meeting. In regard to executive session, the attorney explained that besides requiring a twothirds vote in favor, there are only five reasons to go into an executive session, and a specific reason must be stated publicly prior to closing off the public. The reasons include strategies and negotiations regarding pending legal claims and litigation;

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Board of Education recognizes student artists By David Marchesseault Special to The North Haven Citizen

Two North Haven High School seniors were recognized at the April 8 Board of Education meeting for their

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outstanding artwork. Nick Melillo and Patricia Currie were commended for their award-winning paintings. The two had participated in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition sponsored by tion on the whereabouts of his materials. When the victim asked to follow him to the location of the materials the deal soured and Camara began to leave. Camara was stopped and interviewed and then lead police to his mother’s home in Meriden where only a few tools were recovered. Camara was charged with larceny 2nd degree for the October 2009 theft and Larceny 2nd degree by extortion for the February 2010 incident. He was released to Meriden P.D. after posting a $10,000 NonSurety Bond, court date of April 22, 2010. Meriden Police had an active arrest warrant for Camara for Harassment. Detective Michael Harton investigated. – Submitted by Detective Captain James Merrithew

Scholastic Inc. For his work Melillo received a silver key award, which distinguishes “works worthy of recognition on the regional level,” according to the contest’s website. For her work Currie collected a gold key award, which is bestowed for “the highest level of achievement on the regional level,” according to the contest’s website. Additionally, works receiving a gold key award are forwarded to New York City for national adjudication. Melillo described his painting “Mechanical Junkyard” as a “mechanical landscape done in charcoal with a surreal spin.” Currie’s work was entitled “Dancing Feet.” Both paintings have a look of professionalism attributed to accomplished artists well be-




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Police department welcomes new officers By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

The North Haven Police Department welcomed two first-year officers to field training, after their lateMarch graduation from the 23-week municipal police training course in Meriden. Having been hired by the NHPD in September 2009, North Haven patrol officer recruits Christopher Spose and Cliff Hill were enrolled in the Meriden Police Academy in October. The intensive course challenged the officers and prepared them for the rigors of daily policework. “It was very paramilitary,” Spose said. “We all wore the same uniforms. We marched in the hallways. We ate together. Everything was very regimented.”

“They were not always on you, like boot camp, but there were definitely times when they were,” Spose added. “It was a whole different lifestyle. They told you what to do and when to do it.” “They emphasized teamwork and stressed discipline,” Hill said. The officers lived at the academy five days a week, arriving in Meriden around 6:45 a.m. on Monday and leaving at 5 p.m. on Friday. Spose and Hill boarded with other trainees in dorm-style housing. Wakeup was 5 a.m. on Tuesday through Friday, with physical training at 5:30 a.m. Breakfast was served at 7 a.m. The officers took class from 8 a.m. to noon. After lunch, classes resumed from 12:45 p.m. to 4:45. Dinner was at 5 p.m., followed by night class, studying or extra phys-

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ical training, with lights out at 10 p.m. Spose and Hill, hired to replaced retiring North Haven officers Stephen Suchy and Stanley Girard, attained diverse and invaluable knowledge at the academy. Their courses included search and seizure, accident investigation, emergency medical services, domestic violence, laws of arrest, narcotics, water safety, high risk patrol stops, report writing and firearms training. All trainees had to achieve at least a 70 percent grade in each course, and the North Haven officers passed exemplarily. Hill was at the top of the 39-recruit class, achieving a 95.56 percent grade average and collecting a J. Luciano Award, which is bestowed to the trainee with the highest score. Spose was also in contention for the award with a score just three points lower than his co-worked. In order to succeed so greatly at the academy, both officers had to push their capabilities to new heights. Coming into the training, Spose was anxious about the water safety training. “I’m not a very strong swimmer,” he said. “But I realized that I couold do it when I went through it. It’s definitely

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Quinnipiac Business Expo a place for connections By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Businesses small and large convened April 8 at the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Business Expo with the same goal, to increase exposure amidst an

uncertain economy. “We’re hoping to increase our exposure in the community,” said Mark Piscitelli, North Haven Liberty Bank branch manager. “We’re hoping to let people know about our products.” Liberty Bank was one of

Quinnipiac Chamber events The following QChamber events will be held in April. The QChamber is involved with North Haven and Wallingford businesses. Telephone numbers are (203) 269-9891, or (203) 234-0332. Work Life Balance program — Tuesday, April 20, noon 1 to p.m. at QChamber conference room, 100 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford. For reservations, contact Business After Hours — Wednesday, April 21, 5 to 7 p.m., at Wallingford Family YMCA, 81 S. Elm St., Wallingford. For reservations, contact New member reception — Friday, April 30, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., at QChamber, 100 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford. For reservations, contact or There will be an overview of QChamber programs and services, and informal reception for networking. Bring business cards. Join fellow chamber members for continental breakfast. For reservations contact or

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65 vendors packed into the North Haven Holiday Inn exhibit hall, which included businesses from AT&T to Harry’s Bar & Grill to 3 Sons Closet, a one-man custom closet manufacturer. “I’m looking for some exposure,” said Joe Gomez, a certified dealer of ClosetMaid, a national maker of storage products. 3 Sons Closet is just Gomez, who sells and constructs closets, and his booth was a full custom closet he had built. “I offer a very visual product,” Gomez said. “It’s important for people to be able to see it for the ‘wow’ factor.” After only an hour into the expo, Gomez said he had already scheduled an appointment. Chamber president Robin Wilson expected 1,000 to 1,500 people to attend the 17th an-

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raise tax revenue. “We’re hoping to make contact with companies looking to move into Wallingford,” she said, “or even Wallingford companies looking to expand within town.” DeSarro added that she had already spoken with one man looking to moving his web-based company into Wallingford. The event attracted a healthy number of vendors. “We sold out this year,” Wilson said. “In this economy that is great. There is a tremendous amount of business that gets done between the vendors.” “We must be successful because people keep coming back every year and we keep selling out every year” Wilson added.


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Camp AnSeOx offers sneak peak

Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Camp AnSeOx in Oxford will be open on Sunday, April 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. for girls and their families to get a sneak peek at the camp programs planned for this sum-

mer. Girl Scout Camp is designed to offer all girls in grades 1 to 12 a safe, fun environment. This summer, in addition to traditional arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, games, and nature walks, Camp AnSeOx will offer girls a variety of special interest programs such as

Guard Start where campers learn basic water safety techniques and what it takes to become a lifeguard; or The Butterfly Project where girls learn all about butterflies and get to work in a butterfly garden; or Outdoor Challenge, an advanced program where girls learn first aid, fire building, and compass


work. Located in Oxford, Camp AnSeOx will provide bus service from Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, North Haven, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton, Southbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Woodbridge, and Woodbury this summer.

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Hikes at Peter’s Rock

The Peter’s Rock Association is planning two hikes this spring. On Saturday, April 24th, as part of the Earth Day Celebration, a guided hike will take place at 1 p.m. leaving from the main park entrance on Mid-

dletown Avenue adjacent to the First Fuel Gas Station. The second walk will be in recognition of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 5, again leaving from the main entrance at 10 a.m. These hikes will attempt to make you more familiar with the park trails and the beauty that the area offers as

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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.

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Tot Shabbat at Mishkan Israel Families with children ages 6 and under are invited to attend Tot Shabbat services at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, on Friday, April 16. 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.

Separated and Divorced An Afternoon of reflection for the Separated and Divorced will be held Sunday, April 18, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden. The theme will be prayer, presentations, sharing and quiet

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Faith United Methodist Church’s mission team leads community in worship at this year’s Easter sunrise service on the North Haven Green. They depart to Manassas, Va. (a suburb of Washington, D.C.) this July to help participate in a “Week of Hope” to those who have become caught up in or left out of the hustle and bustle of the Capital Beltway. (Pictured clockwise starting at the far left: Pam LaFrance, Josh LaFrance, Courtney Reynolds, Samantha Whitaker, Leslie Whitaker, Heather Piscatelli, Katherine Lewis, Gina Casale, Madisyn Townsend, Erin Lafex, Bryonna Geiste, Gray Piscatelli, and Devin DeCarr). time. There will be a free will donation. For registration and directions, call (203) 2812569. This program is sponsored by the Family Life Office, Archdiocese of Hartford.

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Springboox Springboox, a used book sale, will take place Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Volunteers will be needed to sort, alphabetize and decorate for the event. Signup sheets will be available in early April.

Pilgrimage to Divine Mercy Shrine There will be a pilgrimage to Divine Mercy Shrine on Saturday, April 24, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Travel to Stockbridge, Mass., via motor-coach. Enjoy the 350 acres in the Berkshires that include the main shrine, chapel, outdoor statues and shrines. Visit Catherine’s

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Raising children of divorce The program, Raising Children of Divorce, will be held Tuesday, May 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden. The theme will be raising children in a separated or divorced family. There will be a free will offering. For registration or directions, call (203) 281-2569.

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William G. Miller

William G. Miller, 72, of Garfield Avenue, North Haven, died April 4, 2010. He was the husband of Ginger DiAdamo Miller. Bill was born in New Haven, Dec. 23, 1937, a son of the late William and Mary Scapenite Miller. He was a firefighter on the New Haven Fire Department for 32 years prior to retiring. He later worked as a Connecticut state marshal. He and his wife had owned the Firehouse Restaurant for 21 years. Bill enjoyed spending the summer months with family and friends at Hammonassett and was an avid Red Sox fan. He had been a resident of New Haven for 39 years prior to moving to North Haven. He was a member of the Notre Dame Fathers Club, Knights of St. Patrick and the Elk’s Club. He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Michael) Sansone, William (Sherry) Miller, Michael (Cindy) Miller, NHFD, and Brian (Mary) Miller; brothers, Kevin (Mary) Miller, NHFD retired, and Dennis (Janete) Miller, NHFD retired; grandchildren, Billy, Andy, Nicholas, Paul, Brian, Rosalie, Alexis, Samantha, Andie Rose and Michael. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Rita’s Church, Hamden, on April 8. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamden. The Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc., New Haven, was in charge of arrangements.

North Haven; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Robert and Arthur Porter, Janice Cract and Philip Porter. Funeral services were held at the North Haven Funeral Home on April 12. Interment with full military honors was in Montowese Cemetery.

Adele F. Smith Adele F. Collett Smith, 95, of Kings Highway, North Haven, died April 10, 2010, at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. She was the wife of the late Elton M. Smith. Mrs. Smith was born in North Haven, June 22, 1914, a daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie Miranda Buell Collett. She was a member of the North Haven Congregational Church. She is survived by her sons, Elton (Ann) Smith, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, Howard (Elizabeth) Smith of Hamilton, Vt., Richard (Kathy) Smith, of North Haven, and Robert (Shirley) Smith, of South Windsor; 14 grandchildren, and several greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at the North Haven Con-

gregational Church on April 15. Interment was in the North Haven Center Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., North Haven, CT 06473.

Bertha S. Wayne Bertha S. Wayne, 86, of Tuscan Villa Apartments, North Haven, formerly of Hamden, died April 10, at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Wayne. Mrs. Wayne was born in Derby, Oct. 1, 1923, a daughter of the late Stanley and Rose Siennicki. She was a graduate of Commercial High School, and Stone Business College. Mrs. Wayne worked at Wire Rope Corporation as

a secretary. Bert enjoyed and loved her family. She was an avid reader, loved the UCONN Women Huskies basketball team, and enjoyed her friends at her apartment complex. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Carolyn) Wayne, of North Haven; her sister, Irene Knoth, of Wallingford; a grandson, Christopher (Heidi) Wayne, of North Haven; a granddaughter, Rebecca Wayne of Gainesville, Fla.; and her great-granddaughter, Julianna Rose Wayne. Funeral services were held at the North Haven Funeral Home on April 14. Interment was in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 381051942.

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Retired North Haven Deputy Fire Chief/ Deputy Fire Marshal Charles Frederic Porter, 78, of Fitch Street, North Haven, died April 7, 2010, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy Forand Porter. Charlie was born in East Haven, April 18, 1931, a son of the late Robert and Alma Wetherbee Porter. Deputy Chief Porter served his country faithfully for five years in the Army Reserves and was drafted in 1954 serving two

years in Germany. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter in the Montowese Volunteer Fire Company in 1955. Twelve years later he joined the career department. He worked his way through the ranks, becoming lieutenant in 1969. On May 23, 1983, he was promoted to deputy chief/deputy marshal. Charlie was an active member of the Connecticut Fire Marshals Association. He had taken an active part in the “Theatre on Wheels” and has chaired the committee as well as being responsible for the scheduling. He was also a member of the Connecticut Fire Chief ’s Association and the International Association of Arson Investigators. During his career in the fire service, Deputy Porter had worked diligently to bring life safety to the Town of North Haven. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Lee (James) Tyrrell, of Meriden, and son, Edward (Marci) Porter, of North Haven; grandchildren, Jillian Lee Tyrrell and Brandan Charles Porter; sisters, Shirley Desko, of Colorado, Beverly Sundberg, of Meriden, and a brother, Scott Porter, of


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added. By filing the complaint through the federal system, Axelrod said his client could seek both federal and state charges against North Haven, as the federal system has jurisdiction over state courts. “It would essentially double our ability to bring these matters before court,” Axelrod said. First Selectman Michael Freda said April 13 that town hall had just received the federal complaint through email that day and that it was too early to know the town’s course of action. Gomez claimed last year that in February through

April of 2009, McCarty and Director of Community Services Gerardo Sorkin had promised and then denied Gomez a series of town positions to tempt her resignation, rather than directly dismiss a minority. Upon failing to receive any of the positions allegedly promised to her, Gomez said she was told by McCarty that she would lose town employment on July 1, and she subsequently did so. Axelrod and his client allege that McCarty’s motivation in terminating her former executive secretary was that Gomez failed to embrace partisan politics. Axelrod and his client further claimed that once town hall received the original complaint, Gomez was retaliated


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against, including being relocated from the First Selectman’s office to a desk in the library without a phone or computer. McCarty said that Gomez was terminated simply for poor work performance, including an inability to write press releases or understand local government. The former First Selectman also claimed that Gomez was never promised any of the three town positions her former executive secretary alleges she was. In response to the town hall’s denial of wrongdoing, Axelrod and Gomez filed a civil rights and retaliation complaint dually with the CHRO and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in May. After receiving evidence from both sides of the dispute, both commissions responded in momentary favor of Gomez. Bob Burns First Selectman Michael Freda said April 13 that Bob Burns has “rejected the terms of the town’s offer,” delaying Burns’ town meeting. The Board of Selectman passed a motion of 2-1 on March 4 to warn a special

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the North Haven assessor’s online database, structures four and five have two units each, and each unit has 1,480 square feet of first floor living space. Multiplying 1,480 by $100 gives a first floor living space construction value of $162,800 per unit. The construction value and permit fee schedule lists the construction value of garage space at $45 per square feet. According to the North Haven assessor’s online database, the four units inside structures four and five each have 576 square feet of garage space. Multiplying 576 by $45 gives a garage space construction value of $25,920 per unit. The construction value and permit fee schedule lists the construction value of decks at a $50 flat fee per deck. According to the North Haven assessor’s online database, structures four and five have four total decks for $200 total in construction value. Adding $162,800 and $25,920 equals $188,720, which the building department rounds up to $189,000. Charging $18 for the first $1,000 leaves $188,000 – charging $12 for every remaining $1,000 of construction value, and adding $18, equals $2,274 per unit, times four units, equals $9,096, plus $200 for the four decks, totals $9,296

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mined that we did lose fees, then there will be some very quick and decisive actions taken on my part.” “A lot of people, including the town attorney, are looking into this,” Freda added. “I am waiting for the results.” The other Pondview Estates buildings’ constructions were all begun within the 180-day time limit.


fax. “If no such record of extension of time has been filed, then a building permit becomes invalid.” When reached April 12 about Pondview Estates, Maiden responded, “We’re checking into it.” Humble’s fax included Sadosky because the Public Works Director had faxed the State Building Inspector on April 8 with concerns regarding Pondview Estates. “According to inspection records maintained on file with our Building Department, the footings and foundation evacuations for Building 4 and Building 5 started on April 9, 2009,” Sadosky writes to Humble. “This is greater than one-thousand days after the original date of the Building Permit issuance date of June 26, 2006.” “The Building Department has no records on file written of an extension of the building permits,” Sadosky continues. “Please provide clarification as to whether the Building Permits for Buildings 4 and 5… have expired and is the Town in its right to charge the current developer for new Building Permits at its current rate? I ask because the current developer is asking for a certificate of Occupancy on

Building 5, unit 10 within a matter of days.” Humble again pointed to Section 105.5 of the 2005 Connecticut State Building Code. “The 2006 building permits for the remaining two buildings are not valid in 2010 if their requested building permit work has not commenced and if no extension of time has been granted,” Humble writes. When reached April 12, Sadosky responded, “We are aware of the State Building Official Lisa Humble’s response, and we’re currently researching her response.” “We have no specific direction yet but we’re researching internally,” Sadosky added. If structures four and five permits were void, the property’s owner should have been charged two new building permit fees when construction finally began in 2009. According to the current construction value and permit fee schedule obtained from the North Haven Building Department, building permit fees are $18 for the first $1,000 of a project’s construction value, and $12 for every additional $1,000 of construction value. The construction value and permit fee schedule lists the construction value of first floor living space at $110 per square foot. According to



The North Haven Citizen Friday, April 16, 2010

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Day trips: 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. Quilting Club The first sessions of the Quilting Club will be held Fridays, April 16 and 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn what supplies are needed and decide on a project. Living on a fixed income On Tuesday, April 20, at 10:45 a.m., Cheryle McMillan will present a class designed for anyone living on a fixed income. Learn to stretch your income by setting priorities, establishing a budget, planning and saving. Purple Red Hatters The Purple Red Hatters will meet Wednesday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss spring party plans. Bring in the spring Come and enjoy an after-

noon of good music and great company on Thursday, April 22, at noon. Entertainment will be by Al Leone. Menu consists of hot dogs, hamburgers, corn, salad and a delicious spring time dessert. Contact office for registration and price. Yoga demonstration There will be a yoga demonstration on Monday,

April 26, at 10 a.m. Beginner chair yoga will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m., and gentle Hatha yoga, will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Smyle Middle School students Come and join the middle school students with a bocce tournament on Wednesday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m.

Senior Lunch Menu To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203)239-4030. Reservations must be made by noon the day before. Lunch is served at noon. Suggested donation is $2. The following is a list of lunches for the week of April 19 at the Senior Center:

Main menu Monday: Grape juice, Salisbury steak with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, whole wheat bread, fruit cocktail. Tuesday: Chicken veg-

etable soup, turkey kielbasa, mustard, sauerkraut, buttered beets, hot dog roll, fresh fruit. Wednesday: Fresh fruit cup, roast top round au jus, baked potato, peas with mushrooms, whole wheat dinner roll, coconut custard pie. Thursday: Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn, salad, dessert. Friday: Cranapple juice, fried lightly breaded fish, lemon wedge, tartar sauce, oven roasted potatoes, zucchini, rye bread, sliced peaches.

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Last week, Monroe resident and recognized authority on local history Dr. Peter J. Malia spoke at the Masonic Lodge on Church Street about North Haven’s role in the American Revolution. The fascinating Sunday afternoon talk detailed ordinary people in our community during the Revolution, focusing on Benjamin Trumbull, a man of the cloth whose home still stands a short distance from the lodge. In her introduction of Malia, Gloria Furnival, curator of the North Haven Historical Society, told the two dozen history buffs in attendance how her interest in Trumbull brought her in contact with the guest speaker. She said she purchased the Trumbull house on the Town Green in 1966 and expanded her personal collection of antiques over the years. She soon learned that she could also learn more about the times and exploits of the original owner of her new residence by auditing courses at Yale University. In time, she was able to access 22 boxes of artifacts containing 60,000 items from a collection of materials from Trumbull, pastor of the Congregational Church on the Green from 1760 until his death in 1820. In the early days of the 18th century, North Haven was a parish of the town of New Haven, a center for Puritanism. According to Furnival, over the years she became the historian for the Congregational Church and chaired the community’s celebrations of the country’s bicentennial in 1976, as well as the church’s similar affair in 1986. She said that it was in that period of time that she met the guest speaker for the day when he was studying at Trinity College in Hartford.

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Praise for Freda

To the editor: First Selectman Michael Freda deserves praise for his recent actions concerning the Marlin situation. As early as June of last year, long before the elections, when Mr. Freda was first made aware of the possibility that Marlin might be leaving North Haven, he sounded the alarm. He urged the incumbent administration to take action, even offering to do the task himself. Instead of being taken seriously, he was both ridiculed and called a “doomsday” prophet. They accused him of spreading false rumors. I wonder what those critics have to say now? In this ever changing day and age, nothing is sacred. It matters little how long a business has been anywhere. All that matters is a business

friendly atmosphere where a fair profit can be made. Increasingly, the assistance and cooperation of government, state and local, can mean the difference between whether or not a firm decides to stay or go. When Mr. Freda raised the alarm to “take care of business”, all he got was ridicule. What was needed was a fast and immediate response to insure the stability of Marlin in North Haven. Well maybe now, even Mr. Freda’s severest critics will concede he was right, and be willing to’pitch in’ rather than complain if Mr. Freda ever finds himself in this type of dire situation again. I know I will. Raymond D. Fowler Meriden

Vote carefully To the editor: Soon we will all be asked

to vote to raise taxes in order to fund municipal spending. Our municipal employees deliver great services, but the only answer is not higher taxes or less service. More than two decades ago Tony Rescigno did something unheard of in town government. He privatized services previously provided by town employees at the sewage treatment plant. To this day we enjoy lower disposal rates because of that act. Janet McCarty negotiated new contracts with most of our town employees (police and fire are not included) that eliminate guaranteed pensions. New hires will only have a 401k plan. We still face a financial crisis. The question is “where would you cut?” Consider this before you vote. Let’s use the example of a North Haven Public Works employee earning $24 per See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Wednesday, April 21 Police Retirement Board, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 8 a.m. Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 Economic Development Commission, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 8:15 a.m. Monday, April 26 Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal Drive, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 Police Commission, Police Department, Linsley St., 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 28 Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m. Inlands Wetlands Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Monday, May 3 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 Community Services Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, April 16, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Remember When: The Hurricane of 1938 By Paul Colella Special to The North Haven Citizen

The year was 1938. The world was still immersed in the Great Depression, while over in Europe the storm clouds of war were gathering on the horizon. Hitler annexed Austria, the Sudetenland, and Czechoslovakia, while Mussolini invaded Ethiopia, and the outbreak of World War II was less than a year away. For Angela Fiore and her family, friends and neighbors, another storm was about to take place in their home town. This storm would hit without warning, causing great damage and misery for the people and property in its path. The storm was a powerful hurricane that left its mark upon the annals of 1938 and in the memories of those who lived through it. This is Angela’s story. “I was 10 years old, and my brother and I went to school that day,” recalled Angela. “As we walked to school, the skies were very gray and threatening. I thought it was going to rain, but instead less than two hours later a massive wind storm with torrential rain fell upon where I lived. “I remember my teacher and principal dismissing school early and telling all the children to go directly home,” Angela added. Angela and her brother, Nicholas, had a terrible time getting home because the winds were blowing fiercely, causing poor visibility. She and her brother held on tight to one an-

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hour or $48,000 per year without overtime. That employee gets 2 ½ % per year of salary to a maximum of 80 % after 32 years of work for a pension, full retirement at age 55 with lifetime health benefits with little or no co-pays. Health insurance is not paid for by the pension fund. The town must raise our taxes with each retirement. Every year the town will spend in excess of $15,000 to fund that pension. The family health benefits for that employee will cost at least $20,000 this year for which the employee pays 7% co-pay. Add another $10,000 or so for payroll taxes, worker’s comp and unemployment insurance and that employee now costs us

other as they clung to an iron fence along the sidewalk. After a long struggle of battling wind and rain, they made it home where their frantic mother greeted them at the front door. “My mother was very scared but relieved to see us,” Angela said. “She gave us towels to dry off and then wrapped us in warm blankets so we wouldn’t catch cold. Then we hurried to the basement where my father was waiting for us. He had managed to bring some food, water, blankets, pillows and candles down into the basement.” “We gathered in the basement and stayed there for the duration of the storm,” Angela added. While in the basement, Angela’s mother tried to keep her family’s mind off the storm by telling stories of when she was a little girl growing up in New York. They enjoyed a light meal and then prayed for the storm to end. They were also grateful for being together and safe from the storm. “My mother was a very religious woman,” Angela said. “She made us pray the rosary, and we used a special rosary called Storm Beads, which are prayed to Saint Barbara during a storm.” “The praying helped to put my mind at ease, but I was wondering what was happening to my neighborhood and the world around me,” Angela continued. Angela remembers falling asleep while cuddled up in a corner with a

$93,000. If you do not have this kind of benefit package at work, vote no, if you do, vote yes. It is that simple. Bill Gambardella North Haven

Remembering Mom To the editor: My name is Jannine Nuzzo. I’m 19 years old and a resident of North Haven. I am writing this to you in favor of my mom, Lorraine, who passed away two weeks ago to a long battle of cancer, which was no fault of her own. She had it twice, once nine years ago, and again at the end of 2008. The first time she had it in her eye, and her eye doctor, a doctor from North Haven missed it, causing her to lose vision in

blanket and pillow. She must have slept for a long time because the next thing she recalls is her father waking her and telling her that the storm had passed. After waiting for a short time to make sure the storm was truly over, Angela and her family left the basement and went upstairs. A fallen tree branch had broken one of the side windows and some water had flooded the front hall, but the rest of the house remained intact. “As we looked outside, we saw several trees that had toppled and large puddles of water on the sidewalks and in neighbors’ driveways,” Angela said. “It wasn’t until later we learned that several public buildings and houses had sustained extensive damage, and telephone poles were taken down by the storm as well.” “The governor declared Connecticut a disaster area, and it took weeks before things were back to normal,” Angela added. Angela remembers reading in the local newspaper in the days that followed about massive flooding, heavy damage to public and private properties, power outages, destroyed bridges and roads, contaminated drinking water and the loss of life. After the storm, the Fiore family and the people of Connecticut had to put their lives back together by rebuilding and moving forward. “Like all bad storms, they will come and go, causing great havoc and destruction to all things in their path,” Angela said, “but as long as we survive and live to tell about them

one of her eyes. She would then regularly go for blood tests every six months, and in July of 2008, one of her tests was the last number on the normal scale. Then she went again in November to find that the last normal number 40, had then gone to 1200. When she was sick she would always say, “I wish there was a way for me to let people be aware of what could happen and to be careful.” Now I feel that I need to do that for her, and let everyone be aware of what happened so no one has to bear the pain that our family has to for the rest of our lives. I’m only 19, and my mom should be here with me as I hit life’s precious milestones. Jannine Nuzzo North Haven

years later, we must be grateful and cherish the beautiful days that nature does provide for us.” Three years after the hurricane of 1938, the Fiore family had to live through World War II, then the decades that followed with their turbulent, prosperous, tragic, and hard times. As Angela looks back on her life nearly 82 years later, she is reminded that life is very precious and every day is a special bonus that should be embraced and shared with loved ones, neighbors, and friends. “Life is very fragile and wonderful. That is why we should live each moment to the fullest and do good deeds,” said a tearful Angela. “It is also unpredictable. Weather and unforeseen tragedies, rude and shocking awakenings and disappointments are unfortunately a major part of our lives.” “We must remember that the bad times do not last forever, and, as long as we pick ourselves up when we stumble and fall, and have determination, love, and faith, then we shall withstand any storm or heartache that comes our way,” she added. For Angela, the memories of the hurricane of 1938 are stored in the archives of her mind. This trying and frightening experience tested the strength and determination of her and her family, as well as many others, to survive nature’s wrath and to appreciate the gifts they do

Protection from baseballs needed To the editor: Hello everyone. I’m not sure you are understanding my concern and frustration about the use of the baseball field in regards to the safety of my property and my family. I hope this will help clear things up. After Friday’s game I found four balls in our yard, three of which are alarmingly close to damaging our property... (and potentially injuring our two-year-old son). On Saturday, a group of three young men were holding “batting practice” on the baseball field. I don’t know who they were, but I was under the impression that the field was secure. I called

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North Haven police and after 40 minutes they had not shown up, it got dark, the boys left, and I went inside. After Sunday morning’s practice, I found a ball less than 10 feet from where I park my car. I know that everyone is working to get the net up in time for Wednesday’s game but I have been waiting 10 months for this to be corrected. I would like someone to answer two simple questions: Will you play Wednesday’s game on Robert DeMayo field without a net? And why do you keep putting my family and property in harms way for a game? Jim Napolitano North Haven



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Diabetes EXPO — The American Diabetes Association will host the Diabetes EXPO, a one-day event showcasing the latest products and services for people with diabetes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Connecticut Expo Center, Hartford. Over 50 exhibitors are participating. For more information about diabetes and the Diabetes EXPO, contact the local office at (203) 639-0385, ext. 3532, or 1(800) (1-800-3422383) or visit Concert for Life — Violin virtuoso Jourdan Urban will headline at The Music for Life concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Shubert Theater, New Haven. It will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter, International Help of Missionaries and One Laptop per Child. Tickets are available at the Shubert box office at 247 College St., New Haven, online at or by calling the ticket office at (203) 562-5666. The show is sponsored by The Frank and Helen Herman Foundation. YMCA road race — The Hamden/North Haven YMCA, 1605 Sherman Ave., Hamden, will host the Healthy Kids Day Three Mile Road Race and Two Mile Family Fitness Walk. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Fitness starts at 1 p.m., and shotgun road race start time is 1:30 p.m. Call Brian Marazzi at (203) 248-6361, ext. 2212, for information. To become a sponsor, e-mail SmartLiving Center — The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and The United Illumination Company are hosting workshops and information on energy efficiency. Please call (203) 7990460 to R.S.V.P. for workshops. For more informa-

tion, visit UI’s website at Voices in Harmony — The Cincinnati Boychoir of Cincinnati, Ohio, and The Elm City Girls’ Choir of New Haven, will present “Voices in Harmony,” a concert of choral music, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 59 Main St., Cheshire. Proceeds will benefit the Elm City Girls’ Choir Tour Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be sold at the door for a suggested donation. For further information please call (203) 787-1244 or e-mail Free foot screening — The Advanced Footcare Specialists of Connecticut, 20 Washington Ave., No. 212, will hold a free foot screening from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointment is needed. For directions, call (203) 239-1119.



Travelers Walk MS — The 2010 Travelers Walk MS, presented by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, takes place at Cheshire High School in Cheshire and nine other locations across Connecticut. Check-in opens at 8 a.m. Participants will step out at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided compliments of Subway, Coca-Cola and Crystal Rock. To learn more about the Travelers Walk MS, or to pre-register, please visit Decreasing toxicity — Learn how the environment may affect your health and how to make choices to decrease exposure to chemicals. The lecture, presented by Dr. Leigh H. White, of Natural Family Health, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike in Hamden. There is a suggested donation. Please R.S.V.P. at (203) 980-0465. Model Car Toy and Collectible Show — A Model Car Toy and Collectible Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday

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Church concert planned North Haven Congregational Church presents the Pierpont Concert Series 2009-2010, including the band HOE on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm. HOE is an acoustic band (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, 5-string banjo, upright bass), whose music blends bluegrass/old time string band traditions with modern pop ideas. All five musicians in HOE are featured as vocalists. A live performance consists of harmony singing, hot instrumental picking, and a dollop of the band’s onstage wit. Tunes are chosen from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, the bluegrass/old-time traditions. They also play a number of original compositions. The band features Bob Csugie on vocals and upright bass, Larry Deming on fiddle, Stephen Miller on Mandolin, Dick Neal on vocals and banjo, and Chris Teskey on vocals and guitar. Tickets: $10.00, $5.00 Students with ID. Under-12 are free. For more information call 203-239-5691 or visit our website - Thank you to our program sponsors — Arnold’s Jewelers, Minotti Music, Tastebuds Deli, North Haven Funeral Home. Inn, 363 Roberts St., East Hartford.



Boating course — The New Haven Power Squadron will conduct a five-session state-approved public boating course beginning Monday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. Classes will be held at East Haven High School, 35 Wheelbarrow Lane, East Haven. To register, call (203) 239-0336.



Feng Shui — Feng Shui expert Krista Polinsky will offer a workshop, “Discover the Energetic Imprint of Your Space,” at the Organized Lifestyle Store, 725 Boston Post Road, Guilford, from noon to 1 p.m. Bring the floor plan of your home to the class. Pre-registration is required for this free workshop. To register call

(203) 458-7674 or e-mail



Eye health — Eye Health: An Overview of Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration, will be presented as part of the Lunch and Learn series from noon to 1 p.m., at The Village at Kensington Place, 511 Kensington Ave., Meriden. Lunch will be served. Registration is required; call (203) 235-0181.



Clelian Adult Day Center — Clelian Adult Day Center sponsors a monthly support group for those taking care of a loved one or family member. Come to the support group at the Clelian Adult Day Center, 261 Benham St., Hamden. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information

and directions call Doreen at (203) 288-4151.



SHA fashion show — Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden will host its Annual Spring Fashion Show from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Anthony’s Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Road, on New Haven Harbor. Special guest and emcee is Desiree Fontaine of WTNH TV News Channel 8. Doors open at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, followed by a buffet dinner and dessert. Reservations are required. For more ticket information, please call (203) 2882309, ext. 324, or email Women’s health — The Latest Advances in Robotic Surgery will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m., at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, in the cafeteria. Dinner will be served. Registration is required; call (203) 694-8733.


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School Awards

Dean’s list

Choate Rosemary Hall The following students from North Haven were named to the winter term 2010 dean’s list at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford: Tyler Agyemang, son of Ms. Nikki Constance; Marion Antunez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carolos Javier Antunez; Antea DeMarsilis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs John Edward DeMarsilis; Alexander Kerman, son of Dr. Benjamin D. Kerman and

Ms. Sarah M. Baird; Sang il Kim, son of Mr. Hang Nyeon Kim and Mrs. Kyung Hee Choi; Jennie Mu, daughter of Mr. Ling Mu and Ms. Ping Gui; Aaron Shim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hyeonbo Shim; Sarah Smith, daughter of Mr. Sean Terrance Smith and Ms. Lynne Maria Krupa; Kai Takahashi, son of Mr. Dean J. Takahashi and Ms. Wendy S. Sharp; Kerry Takahashi, daughter of Mr. Dean J. Takahashi and Ms. Wendy S. Sharp.

Hurricane Continued from page 15 have. Life will fade, people will come and go, good times will

not last forever, and hard times will try our spirits, but the memories will remain. Let your heart, as well as your mind, cherish the memories of yesterday. These

memories teach lessons while bringing us comfort, hope and promise for today and tomorrow, so while we can, we should “remember when.”

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port in which grades six and seven did extremely well. Continued from page 2 Under Public Comment, Gary Amato expressed his because every district had disappointment in the apparagreed to participate. She ent change of policy regardpainted a bleak picture of the ing allowing the public to adstate budget, stating that the dress their concerns at meetrevenue to Connecticut has dropped 25 percent. She said ings. Although he and other that many hope that regional- members of the audience ization of services may help asked questions, the stanto reduce costs. ACES did re- dard response was that indiceive a grant for a pre-Head viduals could speak to the suStart program that will assist perintendent after the meeting, per attorney Mooney’s 70 families in area towns. Under the Superinten- advice. In one unexpected turn of dent’s Report, numerous topevents, Terry Hannon, mothics were touched upon and recognition given to count- er of the high school boy with less children for various breathing problems that they awards. When she referenced believe were caused by the the successful performance air quality in the school, said of The Wizard of Oz at the that the administration has middle school, Querfeld an- finally agreed to test the air nounced that Ed Handy, a re- quality at the high school. tired principal who has been She cordially thanked the sudirecting the plays, has decid- perintendent and her assised to retire completely. She tant for meeting with her. The first piece of business pointed out that the air quality expert from the state, Ken- to come before the board was ny Foscue, had returned for a presentation by Attorney “refresher training for school Thomas Mooney, a highly respected attorney of school teams.” Querfeld also commended law. According to the agenda, Susan Wilson and Anthony the expert was brought in to Giamettei for the huge suc- address them “Regarding cess of the second annual St. Board of Education meeting Baldrick’s fundraiser at the procedures.” The practice is middle school, which commonplace when new brought in over $45,000. She members are elected to the told the board that she always board. In addition, there was enjoys judging the pies at the a degree of controversy high school’s annual Pi day growing among the citizenry which is built around a math in regard to the recent unveilcompetition. In closing, she ing of a document entitled Participation at spoke of her pride in a recent “Public New England math score re- Meetings.”


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NO BIDDING? NO KIDDING. DON’T LET CONNECTICUT OFFICIALS REMOVE BIDDING NOTICES FROM THE NEWSPAPER. KEEP THE BIDDING PROCESS OPEN! Pending legislation (substitute bill #365) may remove bidding notices from newspapers, moving them from the public domain to government controlled web sites. We’re concerned. And you should be, too. Bidding notices like 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 bidding 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 bidding notice, which runs in a Connecticut daily newspaper, is automatically uploaded to that newspaper’s web site and Newspapers are your watchdogs. Don’t let that role be changed now. Voice your opinion. To keep your notices in the newspaper, contact your local elected officials or call: Governor Jodi Rell - 860.566.4840 Senate Democrats - 860.240.8600 House Democrats - 860.240.8500 Senate Republicans - 860.240.8800 House Republicans - 860.240.8700

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CitizenSports Baseball team bows to Sheehan

The North Haven Citizen Friday, April 16, 2010


North Haven Soccer Club opens with a win

By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Two days after running through all the roster’s pitchers in an extra-innings, 17-9 victory over West Haven, a fatigued North Haven baseball squad floundered against Sheehan, 6-0. “We were short pitchers after a 9-10 inning game against West Haven,” coach Bob DeMayo said after the loss. “Everybody pitched against West Haven. I knew I had to rotate my pitchers today.” Indian starter Steve Cusano complicated DeMayo’s efforts to stagger pitchers, as he could not escape from the second inning, giving up three hits and two runs, along with one walk and one batter hit-by-pitch, over an inning and a third. “I had hoped to get two to three innings from Cusano and then go to a committee, but he just had some trouble today,” DeMayo said. Sheehan’s Bill Horabin led the game off with a double to center. Teammate Brian Colantonia laid down a bunt to advance the runner, but Cusano overthrew the ball past first, allowing Horabin to score the game’s first run and Colantonia to advance to second. T.K. Kierman bounced a single into center to score Colantonia for a 2-0 lead before Cusano retired the side. “They got the jump on us,” DeMayo said. DeMayo credited Sheehan starting pitcher Joe Borelli, who struck out five over five scoreless innings, while walking five and surrendering just an infield single. “The kid

did an awesome job,” DeMayo said. In the bottom of the second inning, Sheehan’s Nick Paritto was hit on the leg by a Cusano offering with one out. Horabin followed with a walk, and then Colantonia lined a single up the middle to plate Paritto for the 3-0 advantage and end Cusano’s outing. DeMayo dug into the drained bullpen for Andrew Brockett, who gave up one more run on a fielder’s choice before closing out the inning. Overall, Brockett pitched three and twothirds innings, allowing only the run in the second and one hit, with two strikeouts. “Brockett pitched very well,” DeMayo said. “He started Wednesday and pitched four innings.” North Haven threatened in the fourth inning after Anthony Fasulo coaxed a one-out walk from Borelli. Teammate Chris Lavorgna grounded into a fielder’s choice, with Fasulo out at second. Borelli then hit Mark Zurlis with a pitch to put runners on first and second. Unfortunately, Indian Devin DeCarr popped out to the catcher to end the inning. North Haven also deserted two runners in the fifth, after Indian batters could not bring home Brockett or Mike Sica, who had both walked. “We scored 17 runs against West Haven; today we had difficulty scoring one,” DeMayo said. Dave Jablonski replaced Brockett at the top of the sixth inning and retired the side in order. Sheehan’s Daniel Duffy relieved Borelli in

Photos by Howard Eckels

The North Haven Soccer Club Boys U-13 Competition team opened up the spring season with a 5 to 1 win over Southington at Memorial Field in North Haven on Sunday, April 11. Photo 1: Frank Scaranno tries to win the ball from a Southington player. Chris Watson is to the rear. Photo 2: Chris Broadbent, Brendan Eckels and Chris Watson advance the ball against Southington. Ryan Chieffo is to the rear.

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Softball struggles in loss to Hamden By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

North Haven High School softball struggled to string together hits in their 3-1 loss to Hamden on April 12. The Indians had at least one base runner in every inning against the Green Dragons, but Hamden starter Britne Sargolini prevented North Haven from rallying. Sargolini surrendered five hits and two walks, one over seven innings while striking out one. “We didn’t hit today,”

North Haven coach Sally Maher said after the defeat. “We had a couple of threats but we couldn’t score. That’s a pitcher we’ve got to jump on.” North Haven pressured in their first at bat. Amanda Genovese and Amanda Rizzo led the game off with a walk and bunt single, respectively. Krissy Cullen followed the base runners by smacking a deep ball to center, but the shot went directly to the Hamden fielder. A passed ball advanced both Genovese and Rizzo into scoring posi-

tion with only one out, but Sargolini sent down the next two Indian batters to end the inning. Genovese started for North Haven and also went the distance, giving up five hits and two walks. Although Hamden tallied three runs off Genovese, all the scores were unearned, the result of two passed balls and a dropped popup. “We got sloppy today,” Maher said. “There were balls on the dirt that should have been caught. We need to have better communication out

there. We’re making what are basically routine plays into too much of a challenge.” Genovese retired nine Hamden batters on strikes. “Genovese really kept us in the game,” Maher said. “We just didn’t give her any support.” Hamden ended a scoreless tie in the top of the third. Zoe Falunis led the inning off with a walk, which Shannon Know followed by legging out an infield single, sending Falunis to third. While the next batter was up, a passed

ball that slipped away from the catcher allowed Falunis to plate. With one run already in and Know now on third with no outs, Genovese maneuvered out of the inning without allowing further damage. In the third inning, North Haven was unable to capitalize upon Cullen’s two-out double. In the fourth, Indian Alyssa Puglia followed Lisa Gaudio’s infield single by dropping a ball into shallow

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Town Sports Baseball 4/16 @ Guilford 4/19 vs. Career 4/21 vs. Foran Softball 4/16 vs. Guilford 4/19 @ Career 4/21 vs. Cross 4/23 @ East Haven Girls Lacrosse 4/17 @ Amity 4/22 vs. Newington Boys Lacrosse 4/17 vs. Amity V/JV 4/20 @ West Haven JV/V 4/22 @ Shelton JV/V

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centerfield. Unfortunately, the Green Dragon defenders were able to relay the ball to second in time to erase Gaudio before they closed out the inning. In the top of the fourth, Sargnoli led off with a slow and towering pop up toward first base. The ball landed fair a short distance behind the base in left field, between several North Haven defenders, seemingly unsure about

Pamela Hewitt receives award

Boys Track 4/20 @ Amity, Hamden, Hand 4/23 vs. Meeneghan Relays

Pamela Hewitt of North Haven, visiting clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, received the Fieldwork Educator of the Year Award at The Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association’s 2010 annual conference and awards ceremony on March 13, in Cromwell. The award recognizes an occupational therapy practitioner who has demonstrated exceptional work as a clinical educator and professional role model to fieldwork students. Hewitt established her private practice, Everhome Consulting, LLC in 2007, which specializes in consulting in-home modifications for those aging in place, after acquiring certified aging in place specialist designation from the National Association of Home Builders in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac in 1986.

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who was supposed to catch it. After Sargnoli advanced to second base on a ground out, she scored on another Indians’ error. Hamden’s Emily Berezecky slapped a slow roller to the Indian shortstop, who lofted her to throw beyond the basemen’s reach, allowing Sargnoli to gift Hamden the 2-0 advantage. Rizzo collected a two-out bunt single in the fifth inning but was stranded, and the Indians were unable to build upon Jess Kiehl’s one-out single in the sixth. Leadoff base runners con-

tinued to hurt Genovese in the top of the seventh. Batting first, Know collected her second single, a laser, into shallow center. Green Dragon Cara Deroy then sacrificed Know to second. North Haven intentionally walked the following batter to get to Aimee Mirto, who had struck out in her previous three at bats. Another passed ball advanced the runners, and Mirto plated Know with a groundout to third for the 3-0 lead. The Indians’ sole score came in the bottom of the seventh. Leadoff batter Maria Sanzari bounced a grounder to the Hamden shortstop, who overthrew the first basemen to put Sanzari on second. Erica Pustari fol-



lowed with a nearly identical play, slapping a roller to the Hamden shortstop, who once again overthrew the first basemen to put Pustari on second and allow Sanzari to score. With the North Haven players and fans on their feet and cheering for a rally, Genovese sent a third straight grounder to shortstop. However, this time the Hamden defender made a clean throw to first for the out. Moreover, the first baseman quickly relayed the ball to third, catching Pustari attempting to advance for the second out, de-

flating any late-inning comeback the Indians had envisioned. Rizzo flew out to centerfield to end the contest. In a sport in which runners cannot leave their base until the ball has left the pitcher’s arm, Hamden managed to steal six bases, which Maher said helped cause the several devastating passed balls. “They have some good speed,” Maher said of Hamden. “Their slappers all have good speed, and that causes bad throws.”


work.” Sheehan tacked on two more runs in the top of the seventh after Tim Bickford smashed a homerun off Salzillo, who spelled Jablonski to begin the inning, plating Colantonia, who had singled into center. “Zillo pitched three and a half innings on Wednesday,” DeMayo said. “They all threw a lot of pitches on Wednesday, all of them.” Duffy set down the Indians in the bottom of the seventh in order to end the game. “Our defense hurt us, and the Sheehan pitchers were on,” DeMayo said. With the victory, Sheehan’s record rose to 1-1. After the loss, the Indians dropped to 1-1.

Continued from page 19 the bottom of the sixth. After striking out Indian Anthony Fasulo, Borelli gave up an infield single to pinch-hitter Brian Salzillo. Zurlis then smacked a double over the centerfielder’s head, the ball hitting the outfield fence on one hop. Unfortunately, the Sheehan defenders swiftly relayed the ball back to home plate and caught Salzillo attempting to score from first. “When Brian doubled, we tried to score a run in a bad situation,” said DeMayo, who was serving as third-base coach at the time. “That was mostly my part. I tried to break through, and it didn’t


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the war against the British as a chaplain, but he actually fought bravely in several fierce battles. Although he wrote to his wife Martha each week, he hid the worst from her. Nonetheless, his letters are a valuable source of detail about the war while his journal entries in 1775 showed that he truly feared for his life during the year that he served. Malia also pointed out that Martha had written seven

He referred to him as “a lightning rod in the greater New Haven area” because of his “vigorous personality,” often provoking controversy. “His unorthodox style drove some to the Anglican Church in town causing his congregation to try to have him removed.” Malia concluded, “They either loved him or hated him, but he was not taken for granted.” When Trumbull was in his 40s, he volunteered to join


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Dr. Peter J. Malia, an authority on local history, speaks at the Masonic Lodge last week. Malia gave a presentation about Benjamin Trumbull, the North Haven Congregational Church’s pastor from 1760 to 1820.

letters during that time that “showed that it was a woman’s war,” as well. Raising five small children, maintaining a farm and looking after parish affairs took its toll on the minister’s wife. Ironically, although he always worried about her health, she outlived him and died at 93. Malia said that the record “speaks volumes about what faith, family and country were like. They reveal a couple of average citizens in this town and told of simple everyday things.” Of the Trumbull’s family, Malia said, “They displayed uncommon courage, a can-do spirit that is truly American.” Prior to Trumbull, the minister from 1724-1760 was Isaac Stiles, an old-fashioned and traditional Protestant clergyman, so the next man’s reception was an “eye opener” according to Malia. He added that Trumbull was also an advocate of independence and a strong supporter of public education, and Malia referred to Martha as “an unsung hero” for what she had to go through in her husband’s absence during the war.

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Malia received a BA in History at Providence College in 1973, a MA in American History at Trinity College in 1975 and a PhD in American History from Fordham University in 1978. Malia, author of the book Visible Saints: West Haven, Connecticut, 1648-1798, published last year, has another book planned for release this summer entitled Flying Horse. The first book is described on his web site as the “story of America in miniature from the Puritans to the Yankees.” Having been a communications specialist in the corporate world for Champion International, PanAm and The Hartford Financial Services, Malia said that he decided to branch out on his own last year and founded The Connecticut Press in Monroe. According to his web site, the company “develops strategic partnerships with non-profit museums and institutions” to assist them with self-promotion. Malia said he admired the fact that Furnival had delved so deeply into the Trumbull heritage. He admitted to reading only 2,000 of the minister’s 8,000 sermons. He said that in some cases, permission would only be granted to licensed ministers to read the 235-year-old secrets recorded by Trumbull because they were actual confessions of penitents. He was also proud to announce that he had been given a certificate by Furni-

val for a talk he gave in 1976, and he has kept it to this day, and he credited her for his “staying in this racket.” Recommending a book entitled North Haven and the Revolution, the speaker said that it states that Trumbull was a very controversial man, yet he maintained his position as the church minister for nearly 60 years. The audience learned that although Trumbull is considered one of Yale’s most prominent graduates, and although there are endless transcripts about the town, the church, and his family, there is little about the man himself. Despite that, Malia painted a detailed picture of the pastor. Trumbull reportedly suffered from a skin disease that left his complexion a ruddy red. He was a tall man in excellent physical condition, who in today’s terminology would be considered “buff,” said Malia. Caring for a 16acre farm, including an apple orchard, may have had something to do with Trumbull’s athleticism, he said, adding that his farmhands dreaded his frantic pace. Malia described his subject as a “propagandist in town” who was involved with the colony’s claim to land in Pennsylvania. “Locals cringed at a minister involved in politics,” he said.

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can accomplish something, that you can handle everything that is thrown at you, because that’s what happens in police work. You have to know that you can do that. It’s very rewarding.” Hill was anxious about the paramilitary nature of the academy. “I was the most nervous about it being a

smaller boot camp,” he said. “For the first week it was kind of like that, but after that it faded away, unless you did something wrong.” Spose was also nervous about being away from his family for so long, but he understood that it was a part of the training. “Being away from home for so long, it pushes you out of your comfort zone,” he said. “But they push that on you. They want you to feel uneasy so that you

learn how to cope with the stress.” The academy further instructed how to cope and adapt with the strains of everyday police work through intense simulations. Spose and Hill said the simulations included vehicle stops, domestic violence calls, suspects resisting arrest, and more dangerous scenarios, including a mock shootout and other forms of violent resistance. “They pepper-sprayed us,” Hill said. “That was an experience.” “They tasered us, too,” Spose said. “That was fun.” The North Haven recruits were members of the municipal police academy class with the highest percentage ever of female recruits, according to NHPD Police Chief James DiCarlo. “The female officers didn’t have any issues,” Hill said. “Nothing was given to them easy. They were also tasered and pepper-sprayed. I had a lot of respect for the female officers.” Hill said the competitive nature of the academy did not negatively affect the trainees. “Everybody was very serious because everybody really wanted to do this, but everybody got along very well,” he said. Now academy graduates, Spose and Hill will spend 400

hours over 10 weeks in field officer training, accompanying veteran North Haven officers on the everyday patrol beat. “Not only do we need to train new recruits in practical skills, but we have to have them experience the wherewithal to go to calls and handle them properly,” said Sgt. Mark Fasano. “They will learn general knowledge, how to handle calls, and how to deal with citizens.” After 10 weeks the recruits will graduate to patrol officers able to work on their own, Fasano added. The North Haven recruit’s testing began long before their academy training. To be considered for a police department’s hiring, they both took the regional recruit test, DiCarlo said. Like all recruit test-takers, Spose and Hill were also interviewed and ranked by a panel of regional police officers. “They were both ranked in the top 10 percent,” DiCarlo said. To fill the spots of the retiring officers, Dicarlo and Deputy Chief Thomas McLoughlin interviewed 12 candidates. From those they sent six to the North Haven Board of Police Commissioners, the authority in the town’s law enforcement hiring, who ranked the remaining applicants. “These two were at the top

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Rotary Club celebrates ‘unsung hero’ By David Marchesseault Special to The North Haven Citizen

The North Haven Rotary Club recognized North Haven High School sophomore Alex Longobardi on April 6 with its Unsung Hero Award. The Rotarians welcomed Longobardi to a celebration in his honor at the Breakfast Nook, 448 Washington Ave. With him were his grandmother, Elaine Durso, his mother, Diane Durso, and his younger brother, Evan Longobardi. The highly acclaimed athlete seemed to wait a bit anxiously for his turn to speak before the group of business and community leaders. In its second year, the Unsung Hero Award is bestowed by its three Rotarian founders, who select a recipient from a list of candidates nominated by the NHHS faculty. The individual is not

likely to be a top academic student, nor typically well known among the student body, but stands out as a dependable person who usually manages to maintain a solid ‘B’ average. The selection committee looks to the high school staff to recommend individuals going above and beyond for other people in their daily lives but seldom receiving public recognition. NHHS Assistant Principal Andrew Pettola introduced NHHS soccer coach and social studies Federico Fiondella, who nominated Longobardi for the honor. Fiondella began his address by saying he was grateful to the Rotary Club on many levels, from the personal support given to his family when his son was born prematurely four years ago, to the support that has been demonstrated to his soccer team as they prepare to travel to Italy this summer. However, he said that it was particularly

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North Haven High School Alex Longobardi displays his North Haven Rotary Club “Unsung Hero” award on April 6, next to high school soccer coach Federico Fiondella, who nominated Longobardi for the honor. meaningful to recognize one of his outstanding players. “Alex is a very mature young man,” Fiondella said. The soccer coach said that

since the time he taught at the middle school, he has always checked on the prospects for his high school team. He said that he met the

honoree when Longobardi was in the soccer club, adding that the young athlete’s enthusiasm was impressive even then. Fiondella quoted Longobardi as saying in eighth grade, “I want to do great things at the high school.” In his letter of nomination Fiondella wrote, “Alex would be considered a B average student, but as his soccer coach and mentor, I have seen another side of Alex. He has been a huge help to younger students and athletes in North Haven. He always is willing to give a helping hand and volunteers his time with the soccer club, the Italian Festival’s concession stand and is a karate instructor for youth.” Fiondella was proud to point out that, in addition to soccer, the award winner participates in baseball and karate, and he is also a member of the Spanish Club.

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Hero Continued from page 26 The teacher’s written testimony continued, “On a personal level, I have seen tremendous growth and maturity in Alex since I first met him at the North Haven Middle School. He is a proud and loyal member of the boys’ soccer team, and he has worked incredibly hard to earn himself a varsity position this year as a sophomore. He was only one of two sophomores on the team. He lives and dies for the NHHS soccer shirt, and he wears it proudly.” The enthusiastic coach emphasized to the audience what a great role model and mentor for the younger players Alex has been, saying he could “definitely see him as a future leader and even possibly as captain, if he continues this positive trend.” He concluded his remarks, stating, “I am very proud of him and truly feel that he will go far in life.” Brian Coughlin and Bernadette Casella, two of the three members of the selection committee, briefly thanked the coach for his personal support of the student recognition program and then presented the coveted award. As Longobardi rose to speak, the members of his family were beaming with pride. His opening comments reflected upon his involvement in soccer, lacrosse and kempo karate martial arts.

Describing what he referred to as his “coach-in-training” experience, he added that he had served as an assistant coach for 10-year-old soccer players, as well as volunteering in the extended day program at the middle school. As an instructor for younger karate students, he said that he was able to suggest improvements to the program itself. Recognizing the value of the town’s soccer program, he praised it, saying that it “has taught me the meaning of being part of a huge family and community.” He commended the program’s leadership, noting “Their philosophy is to support and respect all people on and off the field.” Longobardi seemed proud to explain that participants in the program not only raise funds, but they also collect donations of equipment for “the less fortunate.” In closing, he referenced the team’s plan to travel to Italy in order to participate in an international tournament, as well as spending a great deal of time sightseeing while they are there. Longobardi also thanked everyone for their support and recognition. “Alex is a great example of many ‘unsung heroes’ at North Haven High School,” Pettola said of Longobardi. “He is hard-working, respectful and gives of his time willingly to help promote the sport that he loves. He is a great role model for his classmates and the younger students that he works with.”

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Application of JMSARM, LLC, Michael Massimino, Applicant, Estate of William J. & Yolanda Halkovetz, Richard J. Parrett, Executor, Owner, relative to 191-209 North Hill Road, (Map 14, Lot 68), seeking Permit To Conduct Regulated Activity and Subdivision Referral. Plan Entitled: Founders Preserve - Cluster Subdivision, Prepared For JMSARM, LLC, 191-209 North Hill Road, North Haven, Connecticut, Prepared by Bennett & Smilas Engineering, Inc., Dated February 3, 2010. Scale 1" = 50'. R-40 Zoning District. Application of 110 Republic Drive Associates, LLC, Owner and Applicant, relative to 100-120 Republic Drive, (Map 35, Lot 12), seeking Site Plan Referral. Plan Entitled: Site Development Plan, Improvement Location Survey, Property of 110 Republic Drive Associates, LLC, 110 Republic Drive, North Haven, Connecticut. Prepared by Godfrey Hoffman Associates, LLC, Dated 8-03-09, rev. 03-26-10. Scale 1" = 40'. IG-80 Zoning District.

THE Meriden Daffodil Festival Committee presents Connecticut's largest tag sale under the festival tent at Hubbard Park on Saturday April 17th from 9am 2pm. We have more than 100 vendors with everything from new furniture to Grandma's old crockpot and the festival committee will be selling a variety of delicious foods for the whole family!


ACURA Intregra ‘99 2DR sport AT, moonroof, spoiler, blk cloth int like new, candy-apple red, 81K miles. Very good cond! Call for price 203-599-8198


LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. REWARD if returned. Call (203) 630-2426/(203)427-3946

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.


ACURA TL 2005 66K. Automatic, Leather, Heated Seats, Power Seats, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors. Alloys, Cruise, Sunroof, CD. Clean Carfax and more. #567 $16,995.00 (203) 634-7878

BUICK Regal 1994 - 6 cyl, 4 dr, auto trans, AC, PW & PL, body in exc. condition. Reliable. 180K mi. Asking $1100. Call (203) 250-9949

CHEVY IMPALA 2000 4 Spd Auto, 4 Door, 4 Cylinder. 158,004 mi. #DR1031 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.


Friday, April 16, 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The North Haven Citizen AUTOMOBILES


FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

CHEVY Blazer 1999 4x4 Excellent. $2950. MAZDA Protege 2003 Super! $3950 DODGE Caravan 1997 Loaded, clean. $1975. (203) 213-1142

CHEVY Lumina 1996 166k miles. Good condition. One owner. $1400. (203) 630-2152




MAXIMA 2000 pearl white 64,000 mi, mint cond. Asking $7500. (203) 537-2425 FORD 1990 E350 Club Wagon, El Dorado 10 passenger van with wheelchair lift, 33,000 miles, $1800.00. For info call 203-237-8815 x307.

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

TOYOTA Avalon XL 2000 - 64K miles, mint condition. $8000. Call (203) 237-7594 MAZDA-3 2005 5spd, 6 disc in dash CD, Pwr Windows, Pwr locks, AC, Excellent condition. Black interior w/ Red Accents. $10,500. Call (203) 980-7616

FORD ESCORT SE 1998 4 Door. Automatic. 4 Cylinder. 152,898 mi. #DR904 $2,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

DODGE Dakota P/U Sport 1999 Low miles. $2950. CHRYSLER PT Cruiser 2004 51K miles. $5400 VOLVO Wagon 1994 Super clean. $1750. (203) 213-1142


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

PLYMOUTH BREEZE 1997 OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA 1997 4 Door. Auto. Front wheel drive. 152,141 mi. #DR785 $2,288 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

4 Spd Auto, 4 Door, 4 Cylinder. 185,100 mi. #DR914 $2,288 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

VW Jetta 2007 #23236B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 1-866-879-1616

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

DODGE NEON SE 2002 4 Spd Auto, 4 Door, 4 Cylinder. 148,788 mi. #DR1040 $3,288 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106


HONDA Accord Ex Coupe 2006 66K, One Owner, All maintenance done by Honda. Automatic. Loaded- Sunroof, Alloys, Cruise, Leather Heated Seats, Pwr Seats, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors and more. #574 $13,500 (203) 634-7878

SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5i 2007 4 Wheel Wagon, Auto. AWD. 40,598 mi #P1617A $17,995 (203) 949-1104

OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 2001 4 Speed Automatic, 4 Cylinder. 146,373 mi. #DR1047 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

PONTIAC Grand Prix 6663B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 1-866-879-1616

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

TOYOTA Avalon XLS 2002 V6, 116K. One Owner, Loaded. Automatic, Leather Seats, Heated Seats, CD & Cassette, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Sunroof, Alloys, CC. #573 $9,995.00 (203) 634-7878

FORD ESCORT SE 1998 4 Door. Automatic. 4 Cylinder. 152,898 mi. #DR904 $2,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

HONDA Civic 2005 #22355AQ 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 1-866-879-1616

SUBARU FORESTER 2007 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme 1995 sedan. 6-cyl. Auto. Gray, Black Leather . AM/FM/cassette. Air cond. Very clean. 124k Excellent condition. $2500 OBO Call Bobby at 203235-6902

HONDA Accord EX 2003 V6 105K, Automatic, Loaded, Cruise, Alloys, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors, Sun Roof, Leather Seats, Pwr Seats, Heated Seats and more. Clean Car Fax #581 $9,995.00 (203) 634-7878

KIA SEPHIA LS 2000 Automatic w/overdrive. 4 cyl. 76,010 miles $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

CHEVY BLAZER 1997 4 Speed Automatic. 6 cylinder 186,491 miles $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

2.5 X LL Bean 4 Cylinder 2.5. Automatic. AWD. 73,847 mi #S10155A $15,999 (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

PLYMOUTH BREEZE 1997 4 Spd Auto, 4 Door, 4 Cylinder. 185,100 mi. #DR914 $2,288 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

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

DODGE Caravan SE 1999 Green 5 Door 7 Passenger Automatic Tinted and power windows Excellent condition. 107,616 mi Asking $2,900. 860-798-6372

VOLVO S60 2.5T 2004 72K, One Owner. All Service done by dealer. Automatic, Loaded - Sunroof, Alloys, Cruise, Leather Heated Seats, Pwr Seats, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors and more. #582 $10,500 (203) 634-7878

FORD Explorer 2007 #559B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 1-866-879-1616


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, April 16, 2010

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED JUNK REMOVAL- Estates, House cleanouts, garages, attics, yards, basements. Sr. Discounts. You point, we take! Lowest price guaranteed! Don 203-235-1318 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 A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, hedge trimming, dumpster rental, tree shrub, debris removal, #584101. Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

CARPENTRY ADDITIONS Decks, Garages Finish basement, complete home improvement & repairs. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

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

15 yard roll-off Dumpsters $350 20 yard roll-off Dumpsters $450 203-537-0360


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, gar, yd. Free estimate. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218


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

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

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

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

JUNK REMOVAL JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, basements, gar, yd. Spring C/U, Landscaping. Free estimates. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad



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


All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

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

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

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



Shamock Roofing


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

For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups, Lawn cutting Top Quality Work. Comm/ Resid. Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Home Doctor All Carpentry, custom home building to repairs. You name we do it. Since 1949 family run. #573358. 203-639-8389 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 WOJCIK H.I. - For all your interior & exterior remodeling needs. Quality Workmanship. (203) 823-8800 CT Reg# 619082

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

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 PERENNIAL Lawn care, year round property maintenance. Spring clean ups, fertilizing, mowing. Call (860) 538-3847. 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 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821 WALTER’S LANDSCAPING Mowing, Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients welcome. Comm/Res. Free est. 203-619-2877 or 203-440-4421

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

INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC Spring Special! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #61548 LAWN mowing, Spring clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS Dump Runs, Mowing, Rototilling and More. Great rates!! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 A & A Lawn Care-Spring cleanups, hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-2376638 Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring clean-ups, Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. Jim. CT Reg #620306 WWW.QLSLLC.COM 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

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

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160


LAWN Mowing. Weekly, biweekly, monthly. You decide. Please call (203) 630-2152 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

Lawn Care ●Junk/Debris Removal ● Mulch ● General Cleanups Light Hauling ● Power Washing. Will beat your current price! No job too big or small!! 203-410-3328

MASONRY Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

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


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

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. Call 203-235-4139 Ct. Reg.# 0626708 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

C&M CONSTRUCTION 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


203-237-4124 an LLC co.





Is your merchandise "blending in?"


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

HOUSE Wash/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 CT #0616406

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




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

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 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789


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

Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058


STEVENS PAVING - All asphalt maintenance. Sealing & crack fillling. Comm & Resid. 10% Spring discount. No job to big or small. work guaranteed! Ct Reg #625979 860-816-2020

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

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

203-235-1383 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1


$1000 OFF lowest estimate for April/May signings.

203-284-0137 Reg #558927

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

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


Friday, April 16, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen PETS & LIVESTOCK

BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Yorkie-Chu, Cane Corso, Boston Terrier, Dachsunds, Malti-Poo, Yorkie-Poo. $350+. 860-930-4001 FOR SALE 7 mo old male, 8 lbs Aussiepoo, papers and chip, $400. Also, 6 yr old black Lab, super friendly, quiet, $100. Call Tricia (203) 639-1162




FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions. 203-269-3559 New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs lic#565514


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

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



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.

CT Reg. #516790


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

YARDLEY TREE 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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.


GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

203-284-0137 Reg #558927


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


CHEVY Tahoe 2006 #3339B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 1-866-879-1616


203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. SUZUKI Quad LTZ 250 2005 Low hours. Like new. $2400 or best offer. SUZUKI 125L 2004 Dirt bike- Just like new. $1700 or best offer. Call (203) 887-2173

GE SPACE MAKER Laundry Apt. size washer and dryer. Very good condition. 110V. Fits in closet. $300 or best offer 203238-9040

REFRIGERATOR-G.E. black Like new. Asking $600 Call 203-235-3960


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

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

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

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

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets, 3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper cost $7000 sell $3800 203.988.9915

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.


SMALLER solid maple hutch. Great condition. $100. (4) old oak highback dining chairs w/hipsters, fabric inserts on seats, $100. Antique oak child’s rocker w/caned seat, $50. Call 203-237-0348

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

BOATS & MOTORS WHITE Bedrm set, includes twin bed, dresser w/mirror, nightstand & desk with hutch. $350 or best. Please call 860-324-3574

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958

Call (203) 631-0800 or 203-630-2510

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

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

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY


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

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


MERIDEN -Crown St. Studio, secure bldg.,off st. parking, heat and hot water incl.,1 mo sec., $650/mo. 203-317-9638. MERIDEN- 1BR, East side, near I-91 & Rte 15. $675+utils & Sec. (203) 671-6506

203-235-8431 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

DRUMS - 5 piece set Ludwig, midnight blue with 2 sets of cymbals, 1 yr old, $800, Please leave message 203-269-1025

WALLINGFORD 1 bdrm. Condo @ Hillside Terrace Heat,Hot water included in rent. $900.00 203-530-9854

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 3 & 4BR apts From $950 + sec. & utils. 203-938-3789 MERIDEN Lovely 4rm 1BR 2nd flr apt. FP in LR, dining area, galley kit & 1c det gar. Broad St., wood floors. $750/mo. Sec & refs req. NO PETS. Kathy (203) 235-3300

WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904


PIANO - Kimball upright. Good condition. $250. Berlin area. Call 860-573-3428

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


Especially Napier 203-464-0477



MERIDEN-4BR, appls incld w/dishwasher. Good condtion. Off-st-parking. W/D hkup. $1650/mo. Call 203-634-1881 SOUTHINGTON. Spacious 3 BR in quiet, private area. Pets allowed. $1100. (860) 628-8224



BOXER PUPPIES, parents on premises-PUREBRED REGISTERED, 1st shots complete, tails docked, 203-850-1584.

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!


BUYING Cheap, used affordable cars and trucks.

Only $950

1 item to entire estate! Antiques ● Collectibles Costume Jewelry ● Furniture Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9-5. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

AUTO PARTS MERCURY Mountaineer 2005 AWD 4.6L V8, Loaded. 45K. Black & Grey 2 tone int. Heated pwr seats, 6 Disk in-dash CD. Heated Mirrors. 3rd row seats. Mint. $14,900. (203) 980-7616

For Active Adults 55 and better



SEA HUNT 20Ft Center Console 2004. 140HP, 4 Stroke Johnson with trailer, In Mint Condition. Great Fishing Boat! Please Call 203-265-0466

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included


29’ 2002 Forest River Bunkhouse

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!



IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

Sleeps 6-8. $9,500. Please call 203-996-6920 Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

DINING ROOM SET - Maple table w/2 leaves, pads, 4 chairs, full size hutch. $300. (860) 351-5452.


JEEP 15” Alloy rims with tires. $500 or best offer. Call (203) 265-6166 TOYOTA 2006 RAV4, 1 owner, power windows/door/lock, A/C, keyless entry w/ remote car starter, 4 cyl, auto, 43K mi, exc cond, $13,500. Call 203537-4265.


MAYTAG Washer & dryer, $200. Solid oak bunk beds. $250. Entertainment Center $100. Must Sell! Call (203) 214-6160


FREE GUTTERS With Every April/May signing.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY Female, 4 mos. Rare German working lines. Dad is large boned, 100+ lbs. AKC. Up to date on shots. Nice take home puppy pack. Ready Now! Serious inquiries. $900. 860-655-0889 or


1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-639-8751 1, 2, 3 & 4BR Apts avail. Meriden, New Britain & Bristol. Call (203) 440-3120 or apply at 1079 Broad St, Meriden.

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 2RMS 1st flr, $200/wk+sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823, 128pm MERIDEN - 45 S 2nd St. Totally remodeled 2 BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, appls, storage, balcony. New windows. Sec 8 approved. $850. 203-841-7591 MERIDEN - WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1 & 2BR Luxury condo. Laundry. $650-$850+util. No pets. Call 203-245-9493. MERIDEN 1 BR, 3 Rooms, 3rd floor. Stove & refrigerator included. Off street parking. W/D hkup. $600 + dep. Call 203-605-5691

30 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 bdrm. Plus utilities. Off-street parking. $600 (203)270-5501

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 Bedrm, Many Updates, No pets, Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, Credit Check Required. $975 Mo + Sec. 203-631-6057

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 433 Center Street 3 BRs, 2nd floor. Off street parking. No pets. $900 + sec. Section 8 Approved. (203) 213-9896 MERIDEN 58 South Avenue 2 BR. 2nd Fl. Asking $1150. Utilities & appliances included. Section 8 Approved. (203) 440-3722 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 Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

Meriden Studio Apartments Available 80 East Main St. Small Studios - $450 Lg Studios $500 2 BR $650 Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends April 30th

The North Haven Citizen — Friday, April 16, 2010 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. 1 rm Studio apt $575/mo includes heat & electric. downtown on bus line, no pets. Call (203) 982-3042 MERIDEN. EAST SIDE - Great 2BR, 3rd floor, great location, must be seen, separate heat, hot water & elec, safe off st park. No pets. $775/mo + dep. Section 8 appr’d. 203-537-1730. MERIDEN. NEW 3rd flr, 3 BR apt, off st parking. 91 Lincoln St. $1200. 203-927-8215

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTHINGTON - 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 EFFICIENCY First Floor. Near The Hospital of Central Ct. Utilities not included. References & security deposit required. 860-621-2693 WALLINGFORD - Choate area 2nd flr, LR, DR, kitc,. 2BRs, garage. $1100/mo. Heat included. Sec., refs. Looking for long term tenant. (203) 269-2575 WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apt. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $725/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 2nd Floor Off-street parking $775 including utilities. 203-530-1840


WALLINGFORD. WHITTLESEY AVE - 2 BR, 5 rooms, 1st floor $1100 plus utils, inc Fridge, stove, washer dryer hookups, off St parking, no smoking/ pets, good credit, 2 month security. Jerry 508-758-6927

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

MERIDEN- 2nd flr, newly remodeled, lg. 6 rms, 2BR, incl. add’l 3rd flr. Fridge, stove, microwave, DW, W & D in apt. Hdwd flrs, lg. yard, off st. parking. Dead end st. $1200 + utils. 2 mos. sec. dep. Refs. Credit check. (203) 314-9825 MERIDEN- 2nd flr, newly remodeled, lg. 6 rms, 2BR, incl. add’l 3rd flr. Fridge, stove, microwave, DW, W & D in apt. Hdwd flrs, lg. yard, off st. parking. Dead end st. $1200 + utils. 2 mos. sec. dep. Refs. Credit check. (203) 314-9825

MERIDEN $369,900 Better than new construction! Gorgeous 45BR, 3 full bath Colonial. Spacious rooms, HW and wide planked pegged flooring. Remodeled throughout. Oversized heated 2 car garage. Linda 203-235-3300

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $135 per week plus security. MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN L/R, Eat in kit. Mstrsuite w/jacuzzi, skylights, deck. Xtra lge bdrm, full bath, wlk in clst, deck. Lg bdrm wlk in clst. Fencd yd, Det. garge. Quiet nbrhd, clse to school & pks.$200,000. 203-395-3294

WALLINGFORD. Avail North Main Street Victorian. 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utilites. 2BR, 2nd flr, $985 + utilities. No smoking, no pets. Call 203-269-5973.

WALLINGFORD Take advantage of the tax credit w/this lovely 7rm, 3BR, 2b Raised Ranch. Fresh paint, FP in FR in LL, 2 sliders, one to deck and one in LL, gar & more. Great curb appeal $299,000! Kathy 203-265-5618

MERIDEN 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


“Well Maintained Ranch” located on cul-de-sac offers inlaw, 2FP, HWF, updated kit w/newer appl, recently replc’d roof, siding, windows & ext doors suitable for any style. $229,900.

Vicki (203) 235-3300

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD Furn Bedroom Full size bed, private bath & entrance. All new! Off Street parking. All utilities + cable TV. Washer, dryer. On bus line. No smoking. All bedding & towels incl. $155/wk + 2 wks security. 203-626-5786



MERIDEN- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends April 30th

MERIDEN- 1BR, 1406 Hanover Ave. With appls, parking & laundry. No pets. 1 yr lease. 1.5 month security. $675/mo. 203265-7094


MERIDEN $179,900 Beautiful 4BR brick Cape. Remodeled kitchen and bath, updated roof, windows and electric. HW floors, FP and CAIR. Oversized garage w/workshop and walk-up loft. Centrally located. Linda 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm. 2nd FL. $900 Remodeled, Parking, Laundry. Dep, Ref, Credit Check. No Smoking/Pets. 203992-7133

WALLINGFORD 2 BR in apartment complex.WD Hookup. Carpet, hardwood & vinyl floors. $1200 /mo. Plus Utilities. Call Grace (203) 464-8066.

WLFD $149,900-Handyman special; 2 family w/store front, possible 3 family house. Some remodeling done, separate utilities. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1 1/2 bath. Large, Immaculate, modern, secure unit in the Town Center. Fully applianced kitchen, Central Air, w/w carpet. Off-st Parking $1,095. Lease. Sec. No pets. 203-214-8819

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

WALLINGFORD 5 ROOMS Water, trash pickup. Appliances. W/D hookup. No pets. No smoking. $850. 2 mo sec. (203) 265-4923

MERIDEN- Hubbard Park 1-2 BR, Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $850-$950 mo. Section 8 approved. Call Chino 203-907-9276 or 203-296-4975

WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348

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

WALLINGFORD-2BR w/office. New carpet & paint. All appls incld washer & dryer, off-stparking Near center of town. $1150/mo + sec. 203-623-8246

MERIDEN $164,900 2 fam 3 car garage. Some updating, clean and ready to go. Poss sub-div with city approval by buyer. Don’t miss out. Call P. Lane 203235-3300


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ASSEMBLY - Must be able to work to engineering orders, read blueprints, use hand tools. Enthusiastic hard worker with stable work history. Permanent $14. Send resume to


AUTO PARTS COUNTERPERSONParts exp. required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over 40K. Profit sharing & health benefits Call Don 203-272-3704 weekdays. A.M. only.

Applicants must possess state certification to perform fire marshall duties; possess a H.S. diploma supplemented by courses in fire prevention and investigation and have a minimum of 5 years fire service or fire inspection experience. Must possess a valid Connecticut driver’s license.

AUTO. Due to an increase in business, Roberts Chrysler Dodge needs to fill the following positions: 1) Greeter/ phone receptionist 2) Parts Counterperson 3) Service Advisor 4) Accounts payable/ receivable Apply in person to: Jim Sperrazza 120 So. Broad St Meriden CLEANING SUPERVISOR - Hartford area. Must speak English & have Exp. $11 per Hr. 7am2pm M-F & most Wknds. Call Fernando at 203-631-2836 DATA ENTRY-Full-time. Seeking individual with excellent computer skills. Ability to work with speed & accuracy. Must have great attention to detail. Responsibilities include data input, maintaining reports, answering phones. $10-$12/hr 401K, health benefits. Call Christina 203-651-6019

DQ Is looking for smiling faces to be cashiers/ice cream makers. Days, 11-5, Nights 5-close. Cooks needed same shifts. Apply in person only at DQ, 956 Broad St., Meriden, CT. DRIVER Fatten your wallet If you’ve got the drive, we’ve got the opportunity.

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

MERIDEN Diamond Hill area, 2 BR, 2 1/2 baths Townhouse End unit overlooking woods. 1600 sq ft. SS Appliances, 1-car garage, Fireplace, vaulted ceilings in bedrooms, 4 season room, HW/tile floors. $189,900. Low condo fees. Oowners motivated! 203-815-6152 or

SOUTHINGTON Condo for sale by owner. 2 BR, 1 1/2 baths. Georgetown Condominiums. $173,000. (860) 919-6263


TEMPORARY DRIVER You will be employed and paid by a staffing agency while on temporary assignment to FedEx Home Delivery. It’s extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. You will be supplied with a truck and everything you need to pick up and deliver our customer’s packages.

Seeking an individual with strong management skills to plan and direct the activities of the Fire Prevention Bureau in the Town of Wallingford.

The town of Wallingford offers a competitive pay rate of $76,139 to $97,418 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Application deadline is April 21, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT. Phone: (203) 294-2080; Fax: (203) 294-2084. EOE.

Housing Authority of the City of Meriden Is searching for a full-time Leased Housing Specialist for the HCV program. Section 8 Rent Calculation and Eligibility Certification required and one year experience with knowledge of HUD regulations/ requirements or comparable experience. Position requires working with the public with excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish required. College degree is preferred, required High School diploma or GED, with full computer use capabilities including not limited to; MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and property management software. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, full benefit package included. Send Resumes to:

MHA PO Box 911, Meriden CT 06450 Attn: Jamie Urkevic. No calls please.


Qualifications: ● 21 years or older ● Clean driving record ● Drug screen, background checks and physical required ● Customer Service skills ● No equipment necessary ● Minimum of six months experience driving a like-sized commercial vehicle within the last three years is required. ● One year commercial driving experience strongly preferred

Responsible for the sampling and laboratory analysis of domestic and industrial water and wastewater. Requires an A.S. degree in biology, chemistry or related field and 2 years experience in laboratory analysis. Experience and training may be substituted on a year for year basis. Must have a valid State of CT driver’s license. $22.36 to $26.89 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package.

For more information: Call the toll free number below for more information. Please indicate the 5 digit REFERENCE CODE 03066 for this opportunity when calling. 1-877-845-3559

Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT. (203) 294-2080; Fax #: (203) 294-2084.

DRIVER WANTED- CDL-B w/air. Must have clean MVR and able to pass drug screen. Tues-Fri for dairy distributor delivering locally. Call 203-265-6636

The closing date will be that date the 50th application form/resume is received, or April 23, 2010, whichever occurs first. EOE.


Friday, April 16, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

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DRIVERS- Full or part time, retirees welcome. CDL preferred, not necessary, to drive 26’ box trucks. Apply within to Geremia Greenhouse, 415 Barnes Rd, Wallingford, CT. See Phil or Joe.

EXPERIENCED MOTOR MECHANICS For both AC & DC Motors. Job entails disassembly and assembly of lg AC & DC motors and pumps, testing of electrical characteristics as well as measurement of mechanical surfaces. Experience a huge plus. Must supply own hand tools. Exc pay with oppportunity for advancement. Health benefits. 401k. Generous vacation package. Please send resume to: Record-Journal Box 83M 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450


ENGINEERING -APS Technology, oilfield equip. mfr has openings in our Wallingford location for Engineers: Reliability, Mfg & Mechanical. For a complete listing of current openings, visit

GREENHOUSE Help wanted, Geremia Greenhouse is looking for self-motivated people to join our team for order pulling & shipping. Flexible hours. Apply within, see Joe, Phil or Mike at Geremia Greenhouse 415 Barnes Rd. Wallingford, CT. INSURANCE HOME SURVEYOR Perform fieldwork & computer reporting for a national industry leader. No exp. Paid training. Performance based pay, $12/hr. PT. Apply at

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Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, is seeking compassionate, energetic candidates, interested to join our professional team in the above positions in our busy, short term rehab, Medicare Unit. MMCI offers very competitive wages & benefits, including pension plan & noncontributory health & dental for employee, life, & disability insurances. Drug testing & criminal background check req’d. Applicants must be CT licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients & are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

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Jobs Available! Cheshire, Waterbury, Bristol, North Haven, etc! Apply online: * Manufacturing! * Warehouse! * Office Jobs! * General Labor jobs! Various openings and pay rates, depending on your experience! (MUST have own car, pass Drug Test, & Crim Bkgrnd check!)

39 W. Main St., Meriden Phone: (203) 235-5100 Fax: (203) 235-1337

Mechanic Construction Equipment Full Time (1st Shift)

LIFEGUARD Part Time - The Town of North Haven is seeking certified lifeguards for its Community Pool. Hours are Flexible. Apply at the Finance Office, Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church St. The Town of North Haven is an EOE.

Complete benefit package, year round employment. Be a part of our growing team at DATTCO in our equipment repair facilities. We are seeking experienced truck and construction equipment repair technicians. Use your experience to diagnose and provide quality equipment repair in a timely and cost effective manner. Applicants must have a good, positive attitude, organizational skills and their own tools. Pay scale depends on level of experience. Employment available in New Britain. Please send resume to or fill out an application at DATTCO, 559 South St., New Britain, CT 06051. AA/EOE

Mechanic - Full Time (2nd & 3rd Shifts) Be a part of our growing team at DATTCO in our retail/fleet repair facilities. We are seeking experienced truck and bus repair technicians who are ASE certified. Use your ASE certifications and years of experience to diagnose and provide quality vehicle repair in a timely and cost effective manner. Applicants must have a good, positive attitude, organizational skills and their own tools. Pay scale depends on ASE certifications and level of experience. Employment available in New Britain. Please send resume to or fill out an application at DATTCO, 559 South St., New Britain, CT 06051. AA/EOE

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MACHINIST Set Up CNC Mills Exp required. Programming a plus. Immediate opening. 1st shift. Excellent benefits. Call Ralph at NEQS 860-632-7242

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RN POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Busy, Short Term Rehab, Medicare Unit 40 hrs, 7 am-3 pm, Mon - Fri 32 hrs, 11 pm-7 am, No Weekends

Sales experience preferred. Positions involve in-home presentations and require reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

OIL Company Seeks Inside/Outside Salesperson. Salary & commission. 4O1K and benefits. Previous sales exp necessary. Send resume to:

PERSONABLE & Compassionate Caregivers needed for in-home, non medical care for elderly in the area. Live-In & Hrly. Our caregivers are as valuable to us as our clients. Call Visiting Angels at 860-349-7016


RETAIL Management (Keyholder) positions. Exciting opportunities. Retail experience. Competitive benefits. Apply at SHOE DEPT ENCORE, Westfield Meriden Mall, or e-mail resume: EOE M/F

SALES ASSOCIATES Our Middletown & Rocky Hill Goodwill Stores are looking for P/T Sales Associates/Material Handlers/Janitors. Must be able to work night/weekend /holidays as needed. Apply in person: 955 Washington St, Middletown or 80 Town Line Rd, Rocky Hill EOE/AA- M/F/D/V SALES

Get paid to talk! Sears Home Improvement is seeking Inside Marketing Reps in the local area. Requires professional & enthusiastic individuals with positive attitude, great communication skills & ability to approach customers. Sales experience helpful. Base wages, excellent bonus program, paid training, top company & products. PT, flexible hours, possible FT with benefits. Call 800-379-8310. EOE.

HELP WANTED COOK - Full time. Apply in person. Zorba’s Pizza, 1257 East Main St, Meriden. SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD - Part Time. Town of North Haven. 2 hrs per day, 10 hrs per week, paid holidays, sick pay, paid uniforms and outerwear. $11.00/hour paid bi-weekly. Apply at Finance Office, Memorial Town Hall. The Town of North Haven is an EOE. SUBCONTRACTOR able to do full remodeling, plumbing, dry wall, flooring, kit., baths. Own transportation. Out-state travel req’d. Drug testing. Own ins. 203-980-7740

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MEDICAL CAREERS Home Health Aide / CNA Interim HealthCare has many opportunities available chances are we have the right position for you. Call 203-2304786 today, we look forward to hearing from you!


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Drives minibus/van to transport individuals w/disabilities receiving services according to assigned schedule /destination. HS diploma/GED + 3-12 mos exp/training. Current CT Public Service License in good standing. Split shift (7am-9am & 2pm4pm), Monday-Friday, 20 hrs/wk. Pay rate $11.00/hr no benefits.. Apply in person: 95 Hamilton St., New Haven Fax: (203) 495-6108 EOE/AA M/F/D/V

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WAREHOUSE Help - Picker, Loader for local dairy distributor. FT. Mon-Fri. 9-5. 203-2656636.




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