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Volume 4, Number 17

BOF finalizes budget

Referendum set for May 19 By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

The Board of Finance passed the town budget Wednesday for vote at referendum, despite lingering questions about the Engineer II position, Bob Burns, and the fund balance. The budget is currently set at $81.4 million - $37.9 million for town side, and $43.5 for education. It was passed 5-2 with board members Timothy Doheny and Richard Monico dissenting. The referendum will be May 19, following a town meeting to debate the budget on May 11. In defense of Bob Burns Once again, a major point of contention was the elimination of the Engineer II position, which had been filled by Bob Burns. Doheny questioned whether the town was eliminating a necessary position, or even if it was targeting a specific person. He also worried that unionized town workers would not be able to perform the Engineer II duties, a non-union position. “Evidence is overwhelming that we need this position,” Doheny said. “The Director of Public Works cannot do public work. The three town engineers cannot do the work of Engineer II.” Board chairman Dean Volain said that he “did not have a position one way or the other” on the matter, but was concerned that the board would overstep its authority in reinstating Burns. “I’m concerned that the Board of Finance is hiring and firing people,” Volain said. “We cannot usurp the authority of department heads: they are the people who are supposed to determine the staffing. I’m not sure how the Board of Finance gets into this discus-

sion. We don’t have the authority to hire someone for any department. That’s why we rely on department heads.” “We’re not here to hire or fire people,” echoed board member Martin Piccirillo. “Our job is money.” Doheny countered that it was the board’s purpose to “allocate money,” and that they could put back the funds to cover the position. First Selectman Janet McCarty said that she was certain that Director of Public Works Lynn Sadosky did not need to fill the position. “She has a team of seven people on staff who are capable of handling the projects in town when she or I need them,” McCarty said. “This is not personal. I was elected to make town government efficient and that is what I am doing. The department head said that she does not need the position. I am making the budget leaner, and this is not the only position that eventually I believe will be eliminated.” Pointing to the largest crowd he had ever seen, many there to support Burns, Doheny motioned to return the position of Engineer II to the budget, inquiring the opinions of the other board members. “I’m also neutral,” said vice chairman Michael Hallahan. “On one hand, it is unjust and painful. On the other, I defer to managers, supervisors, and department heads. I will not overrule any department head or the CEO of the town.” Volain pointed out that the board could put back the position of Engineer II into the budget, “but it doesn’t have to be filled.” If the department head truly did not want See BOF, page 18

Friday, April 24, 2009

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Carly Fresher dressed as her favorite storybook character, Madeline, and brought her doll from the well-known children’s book, when she attended the library’s “Oh-la-la” program. The children were treated to a story about the young French girl who is the subject of the book, and each of them made a miniature version of Madeline’s famous bright yellow hat. See another photo from the program on page 29. Photo courtesy of Tara Fresher

Police see ‘tremendous’ rise in gun permits By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen Applications for permits to carry pistols are up in North Haven as residents rush to beat any Obamabacked legislature which would complicate the purchase of civilian weapons. North Haven Chief of Police James DiCarlo said that he has seen a “tremendous rise” in applications for permits to carry handguns in the town since last August, adding that the spike is both a state and country-wide phenomenon. The surge should not affect town safety, DiCarlo added. “I don’t have a concern with the rise in gun permits,” the Chief of Police

said, adding that his department, specifically North Haven Police Sgt. Mark Kirschner, performs a fastidious background check on all applicants. “The real problem is man power,” DiCarlo continued. “It’s a drain on our resources. It is our duty to do a thorough investigation on all applicants, and if a law abiding citizen wants to carry a pistol, I have no problems with that.” The police department previously received approximately five applications a month before August, DiCarlo said, a number that has now risen to 25 to 30 a month, with 40 applications approved since late summer and 36 applications currently pending.

“We’re two months backlogged,” said Kirschner, whose job to judge handgun applications has dominated his schedule in recent months. North Haven residents and

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, April 24, 2009

Community Briefs

North Haven tenor

Gold Ring awards

Alphonse Cannavaciolo of North Haven has been selected to receive the New Haven Boys and Girls Club Alumni Gold Ring Award in recognition of his volunteer service to the community. The Gold Rings will be presented at the 75th Annual Gold Ring Awards dinner on Monday, April 27, at the Country House Restaurant in East

at 10 a.m. For more information call, (203) 239-5803. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the North Haven Library.

Omni fundraiser

Substance Abuse Prevention Council

A fundraiser has been arranged for the young bartender who was brutally attacked when she gave her coworker a ride home on March 27. You can help out and have fun too. Chris at the Omni Hotel has organized a comedy night on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m., to help raise funds to help offset her medical expenses. Tickets are $20 each and there will be a cash bar. Tickets are available for purchase at these locations: Consiglio’s Restaurant, Trish or J, 165 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 865-4489; Montowese Health Center, Maggie, 163 Quinnipiac Ave., North Haven, (203) 624-3303; Omni Hotel, Chris, 155 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 7726664; Nelcon Service Station, Mark, 302 Maple Ave., North Haven, (203)-215-3976.

Twilight book discussion A discussion on the book “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer will be held at the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. This free program for those ages 12 to 16 is open to North Haven residents only. Please bring a plain white Tshirt to this program to design. Registration is required and begins on Friday, April 3,

On Wednesday, April 29, at 7 p.m., in the gymnasium at the Recreation Center, 8 Linsley St., the Substance Abuse Prevention Council will be hosting the parent portion from the original presentation of the Community Forum that was held at North Haven High School Theater on Feb. 11. A mother and daughter will talk about addiction, recovery, and a year of sobriety. We strongly encourage young people, parents, relatives, and friends to attend this important event. For additional information, please call the Department of Community Services and Recreation at (203) 239-5321, ext. 780.

Juried art show The Bridgeport Art League will hold its 75th Annual Juried Art Show at the Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, from Thursday, April 2, through Sunday, April 29. The public is invited to view the works in oil, porcelain painting, pen and ink, watercolor, drawing, pastel, and decorative painting during regular library hours. Among the committee members are Angela Chapnik and Susan Zelankas, both of North Haven.

Government Meetings Thursday, May 14 Board of Education, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 18 Parks and Recreation Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal Drive, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 Commission on Aging, Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, 178 Pool Road, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 North Haven Memorial Library Board, Library, 17 Elm St., 7:30 p.m.

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North Haven resident and accomplished opera tenor Mario Marra will perform with other professional opera singers in a Bel Canto concert on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m., at St. Anthony Church, 70 Washington Ave., New Haven. Performing with Mario are soprano Marissa Famiglietti-Apland, of Waterbury, and baritone Martin Hirsch, of New York City. The singers will be accompanied by the talented Mario Antonio Marra, son of the tenor. The concert will include beautiful arias from famous operas, Italian music, American musicals and Neapolitan favorites. A reception in the parish hall follows the concert. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students. Proceeds will benefit the St. Anthony Building Fund. To purchase tickets, call the church rectory at (203) 624-1418. A ticket order form can also be downloaded from the church Web site at

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Local author tells the story of veterans’ scars By David Marchesseault The North Haven Citizen

Elliott Storm, a California native who earned multiple Purple Hearts in the war in Vietnam some 40 years ago,

and who has lived in Milford in recent years, shared a fascinating overview of the mission that he has come to call his own with North Haven’s American Legion. The psychological explanation behind the suffering that still exists to this day cannot be simply dismissed by a government label. Storm describes the wounds of so many that have lasted so long as “ s a c r e d Citizen photo by David Marchesseault

Speakers at the event included Lawrence Czaikowski, Jack Mordente, and Denise McDonald pictured above with Elliott Storm and Post Commander Dan Riccio.

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scars.” In his case, the physical scars resulted from nearly losing his life in a foreign war. The psychological scars resulted from making a seemingly questionable sacrifice for his country in an unpopular war as a young marine in 1969. It was a fairly intimate setting for Storm’s visit last week, one which was held among a group of local war veterans at the American Legion Murray Reynolds Post #76. Welcomed by the Post Commander Dan Riccio, the guest speaker said that his book, “These Scars Are Sacred,” was written to heal and inform. Prior to his talk, he commended his editors who managed to turn a lengthy manuscript of over 600 pages into an exciting novel at a third of the original length. This riveting fiction that blends horrific battle scenes with a disconcerting reality that faced veterans everywhere, is available through Borders and Storm opened his captivat-

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ing presentation with genuine sincerity as his gravelly voice barked the words, “Welcome home!” He continued with this theme stating that these simple words were seldom heard by numerous men and women who proudly wore the uniform of this country. Despite the fact that 40 years or more may have passed since their return home, many have yet to formally receive them. He added that, as shameful as it is, even our sons and daughters returning from action today are often soon forgotten. The dozens of attentive “brothers” who were present seemed to understand the meaning of his words that evening, all too well. “These Scars Are Sacred” deals with the saga of a well kept secret, a secret that has burned in the hearts and souls of millions of veterans across the land for countless years. It introduces the reader to a somewhat illusive ailment which was labeled “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” by the Veterans Administration in the 1980s, or in the author’s philosophical words, “our sacred scars.” The combat veteran and author, using a clever and intriguing approach, entitles each of the 34 chapters of the book that he published in 2006 with the name of a song

from the 1960s, starting with “The Long and Winding Road” and culminating some two hundred pages later with, “This is the End.” As he travels coast to coast each year, Storm’s mission, which is spelled out on the back cover, is “to finally bring Vietnam Veterans a universal symbol of recognition and honor for the supreme sacrifice given in the service of their country, and to restore the dignity stolen by a nation that forgot.” He was able to use a bit of humor in regard to the identity of the handsome young soldier in the picture on the back jacket cover, pointing out the exact match between the tattoo that is emblazoned on his own right arm with that of the marine in the photograph. Then he showed his audience the horrific scar on his left arm which was the result of an attack by the enemy on the 1st Marine Division the day after the photo was taken. In regard to the demoralizing activity of his fellow Americans back home during the war in Vietnam, he asked rhetorically, “What were they protesting?” He then answered with soulful resignation in his voice, “Me.” Aside from this fact,

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Storm Continued from page 4 he seemed even more concerned about an infectious attitude that may have spread among veterans as he implored his listeners not to discriminate against others who served, whether they saw action or not. When each returned home, “Everyone who wore the uniform was treated the same way. We were all treated the same. (We all received) the same spit on us!” “I was knocked down three times in Vietnam while wearing the uniform with pride, but when I came home I hid it,” he said. He described how people would actually spit at soldiers in public, and throw things at them. As if history were repeating itself, he told the group that he had recently witnessed a woman spit on a young veteran just home from Iraq. Storm stated that the silence of those who had served in Vietnam permeated the 1970s, but the 1980s brought a character named “Rambo” to the silver screen. The millions of veterans who had stayed in the shadows suddenly began to communicate. The stories were the same. The feelings were the same. There were 9.5 million veterans who had fought in the Vietnam War. It seemed that as many stories were coming to light. Storm chuckled as he recalled the Hollywood upgrade. “Suddenly it was chic to say you had been there. The networking began.

‘Rambo’ had done us a service, although, personally, I didn’t know we had lost the war.” It was then that the Veterans Administration first admitted that there were deep wounds that had never healed, and the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder came to the forefront. However, from the writer’s perspective, “these sacred scars” were a result of the rejection itself, not the actual flesh wounds that had been endured. Jumping ahead a decade he announced, “In the nineties we became businessmen,” but he quickly added that the real scars remained, despite the passage of time. He noted that, as he travels across the country, he occasionally encounters people at his lectures who have actually served in the military, but who seem puzzled by his reference to lasting scars and want to emphasize that they do not bear any physical scars. He said that he explains to them that, “It is important to understand that it is the rejection that they received when they came home” that caused the scars. In fact, “There are some civilians who did not serve who have it.” Describing himself as “blessed,” he said that he has been told by so many that he hit the target with his book. “Writing the book was not the catharsis. Talking to vets is my catharsis,” Storm said. Although there are 26 million veterans, Storm pointed out that it was the Vietnam Veteran who came home alone. There was no fanfare.

Even veteran groups would not welcome them. He recalled that he was personally rejected by a veterans group because of the cause he had served, despite the fact that it was his nation’s own cause. Expanding upon the seriousness of the illness itself, he then presented another tangible result directly related to psychological pain. Only recently have the authorities recognized that the military family members themselves often suffer from secondary PTSD. To demonstrate this from her personal experience, he introduced Denise McDonald who happens to run a favorite deli of his and is married to a man who has suffered to the extreme from PTSD since his war experiences in South East Asia. McDonald said that her husband was “like a broken soldier,” and warmly thanked the speaker for reaching out to all veterans

as she described the horrors that families must deal with day in and day out. She said that until she met Storm three years ago she had never told her story to anyone. As with millions of spouses, she kept her suffering a secret out of some unexplained shame or discomfort. “Just being able to talk about it for the first time was such a feeling of relief,” she said. “I thought it was me, even though I am his third wife. Everybody suffers in the family.” Revealing that she also had never heard of PTSD prior to meeting the author, she praised the work done by Storm. “It is such a relief to know that I am not alone.” Another member of the support team that the presenter refers to as the “Vet Pack” was called to the podium. Jack Mordente rose to explain that he represented the veterans affairs office at Southern Connecticut State University, the only school in

the state to offer such services. Proud of his efforts to bring about change, the retired captain who served in Vietnam in the early 1970s told of how he had taken on the Department of Defense in the 1990s due to misinformation about vet benefits that they had supported. Mordente then described the new G.I. Bill of Rights to the audience explaining that it takes effect on Aug. 1, 2009, and offers several improvements over the existing legislation. However, he indicated that there are issues with it, and he is presently working with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s advisory committee, on which he serves, to get Congress to correct the problem areas before it becomes law. His biggest fault with the bill is its lack of support for on the job training or apprenticeships. Of course, it was no surprise that the tax free $2,225 per

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And the winner is...Girl Scouts taste test famous cookies at senior center By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

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Josephine Brown fills out her Girl Scout cookie taste testing sheet as she decides which cookie is her favorite.

The Girl Scouts of Cadette Troop 60354 asked the impossible from the patrons of the senior center on Monday: select their favorite Girl Scout cookie. The North Haven troop presented the seniors with eight selections, including the brand new Dulce de Leche cookie, along with a questionnaire. The cookies were judged on best appearance, name, texture, taste, and overall goodness. From the beginning, it appeared as if the 25 seniors would face difficulty in narrowing the choices. “I love them all,” said taster Emily Ornator. Madeline Basset echoed

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her friend: “I like them all. You can’t choose any one of them, because they’re all excellent.” “I like them all,” Josephine Brown said in agreement. “They all taste good, really.” The contest of cookies included the new Dulce de Leche, a Latin caramel concoction; the peanut butter patty Tagalongs; Do-si-dos, a peanut butter sandwich cookie; gingerbread Trefoils; the Lemon Charlet Crèmes; sugar free chocolate chip cookies; as well as the two usual favorites: Thin Mints and coconut Samoas. The event fulfilled an “interest project” for the cadette troop, as they needed to utilize cookies in a related service project, according to troop co-leaders and for mer g i r l scouts Carol Amico a n d Mary A n n Hardy. “The cookies need to be used in ways to give back to the community,” Hardy said of the volunteer project, adding that the girls were absolutely not there that day to hawk boxes. “The girls are great,” Hardy continued. “They’re so much fun. They did really well today. There has been an enthusiastic response from the folks here.” Hardy added that her favorite cookies were Tagalongs. “I would hide an extra box in the back of the freezer and save it for summer,” Hardy explained, as Girl Scout Cookies are unfortunately sold only during certain months. “The Girl Scouts are always focused on service projects and the community,” said Amico, whose favorite cookies were Thin Mints (a sentiment shared by this reporter). As the seniors sampled the assortment of deserts, the scouts made rounds to assist in filling out the question-

naires. “This was awesome,” said senior center program director Sue Jung. “The seniors really enjoy having students come in. They couldn’t wait.” Jung’s favorite cookie was also the Thin Mint, adding that she used to dip them in cool whip. Jung also employed the freezer technique, explaining that she would be forced to emblazon her box with her name along with “don’t touch!” should it stand any chance of surviving hungry family members. Once all the cookies had disappeared, the Girl Scouts collected the questionnaires to determine the victors. Amico said that she expected Thin Mints or Samoas to win most of the categories. One senior decided to

nominate their own nickname for one cookie, scribbling the portmanteau “thints” below “best name.” Another senior found the whole poll to be futile, protesting in large letters, “Not fair! They’re all good.” Finally, all the votes had been tallied and Amico was proven correct: Samoas took best appearance, texture, and best overall, while tying Dulce de Leche won for best name, and Thin Mints for best taste. The girl scouts announced that the taste test had actually been an upset, as votes cast on their Web site have shown Connecticut to prefer Thin Mints, with Samoas in a close second. Both the scouts and the seniors seemed to have taken away a lot of joy from the event. “We try to find things to do in the community and help out people,” Hardy said of the troop. “The girls are excited about being involved and helping others.”


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Comcast drops New York station from lineup By Jesse Buchanan Special to the Citizen Comcast is changing its channel lineup to include more digital and high-definition channels, but those who still haven’t switched to digital from analog won’t be seeing them. While Comcast’s Branford franchise, which includes Wallingford, North Haven and North Branford, dropped WNYW, New York, from its lineup, it added WNET Kids and WNET V-me on April 2. Both channels are digital, and require a digital converter box to be viewed. WNET, a New York PBS station, was replaced on Thursday with WNETDTSD, a digital channel. WNET HD was added to basic service on April 2, but HDTV equipment is required to view it. Scott Hanley, manager of Wallingford Government Access Television and former chairman of the local cable advisory council, said bandwidth is in demand as cable providers try to add more high-definition and digital channels. A converter box is required for digital cable, however. “The erosion of expanded basic (cable) without a box is something that customers don’t appreciate,” he said. “It’s getting very confusing for customers.” Susan Huizenga, chair-

woman of the South Central Connecticut Cable Advisory Council, was told by Comcast that fewer than 1,000 people in the franchise area are still without converter boxes. The franchise area also includes Guilford, Madison, Branford and East Haven. Comcast did not make the decision to drop WNYW, according to company spokeswoman Kristen Roberts. Networks cannot duplicate programming in a franchise area according to Federal Communications Commission rules. The predominant channel from a network is given preference, and earlier this year Hartford’s WTIC, Channel 61, successfully petitioned the commission to become the dominant Fox channel in the franchise area. Duplicate programming on WNYW would have to be blacked out, Roberts said. “Rather than carry a channel that would be blacked out during a significant portion of the day, we removed WNYW from our channel lineup,” Roberts said. She added that Comcast will work to expand its lineup to include more high-definition programming. Fox has the rights to broadcast NFC games of the National Football League, and New York Giants games are often shown in the area. It was not immediately clear what impact, if any, the

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Town Hall to request a disabled discount on his cable bill. These discounts are not handled by individual towns in Connecticut, Hanley said, but they are in Massachusetts. Huizenga said the vacancies on the council, which account for about half of the total number of seats, make it hard to stay on top of legislation concerning cable fran-

chises and the actions of cable providers. Some members of cable councils have quit in frustration over the loss of authority that came after AT&T entered the market, effectively ending cable’s monopoly on digital service. “There’s not enough of us trying to be watchdogs,” she said. “We’re sort of like lame ducks.”

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Much Ado about Drunk Driving: A Variety Show will be held at North Haven High School, Friday, May 8, beginning at 7 p.m. It will be a celebration of Nicole Stepen’s life. She was killed in a drunk driving crash in May 2008. Several local music and dance studios have come together to present a night of celebration and education. Participating studios include: The Dancer’s Studio, Gloria Jean’s Studio of Dance, Joni’s Dance Center, Minotti Music, Stellati’s Music Center, URock, Wendy’s School of Dance, Magician Nick Perelli and Vocal Productions. Miss Connecticut, Ashley Glenn, will emcee the event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at MADD CT, 565 Washington Ave., the Dancers’ Shop on State Street, New Haven, or at the door. Participating studios may also have tickets. For more information, call Michelle at MADD CT at (203) 234-6521.

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of Records, 200 Orange St. The fourth annual screening, called “Check up from the neck up: the five-minute exam that can save lives,” is in honor of Dr. John Joe, a young, talented and compassionate head and neck cancer surgeon at Yale-New Haven Hospital who suddenly passed away in 2006. More than 500,000 Americans each year are diagnosed with head and neck cancer, which can attack the nose, sinuses, mouth, ears, throat, larynx, thyroid, saliva glands and lymph nodes in the neck. Fifty percent of those diagnosed will die within five years making early detection essential. Clarence Sasaki, M.D., chief of otolaryngology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and the Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, urges people who have a history of these symptoms to be screened: . Family or personal history of smoking . Sore throat that persists for more than six week . Hoarseness lasting longer than three weeks

. Presence of blood in their saliva or sputum . Persistent ear pain To register for the free screening, please call (203) 688-2000; walk-ins are welcome.

Cancer assessment

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If you are in generally good health, are 17 or older and weigh 110 pounds or more, you may call (800) 448-3543 to make an appointment for any Red Cross blood drive in Connecticut. Appointments can also be requested by e-mailing Positive identification is required at the time of donation. Blood drives scheduled in the area: Hamden Monday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eli Whitney RVT School, multipurpose room, 71 Jones Road Tuesday, May 19, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, hall, 2630 Whitney Ave. New Haven Friday, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 12:15 to 5:45 p.m., New Haven Chapter House, 703 Whitney Ave. Thursday, May 7, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hospital of Saint Raphael, cafeteria, 1450 Chapel St. North Haven Friday, May 15, 1 to 6:30 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini Church, hall, 57 Pond Hill Road Wallingford Friday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road Tuesday, May 5, 1 to 6 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church 382 Hope Hill Road, hall Thursday, May 7, 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., I B E W Local 90, meeting room, 2 N. Plains Road Wednesday, May 20, 1 to 6 p.m., Zandris Stillwood Inn, 1074 S. Colony Road


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Dedicated Gaylord volunteer inspires patients with his own recovery story By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

portant to the volunteer’s work. Patients must completely trust him before he will tell his trust-inspiring tale, and it works: the volunteer’s personality alone is capable of inspiring patients without the aid of his story of recovery. “I had one patient say hello to me – ‘Hi Mikey,’” Carocari said. “I got to tell the therapist that he finally spoke to me. Those were the patient’s first words since his accident.” “Patients ask for me,” Carocari added. “That’s kind of flattering.” Many patients keep in touch with Carocari after their discharge and invite him to family and personal events. The reason is not just that Carocari is a kindhearted person, as the volunteer is also a motivational force. “I encourage patients. I would never tell someone that they couldn’t do something,” Carocari explained. “It has been documented that

I would only have 75 percent movement of my left arm. Today, I have 100 percent.” Shortly afterwards, Carocari proved his points. Using both of his arms equally, he pushed a patient from the physical therapy room, into an elevator, and finally into her room. He quickly turned the conversation to her rehabilitation, and his face lit up when she talked about regaining the ability to wiggle her toe. “Take it from me, baby,” he said. “That’s awesome.” Carocari, who hopes to one day receive a full-time position at Gaylord, often serves as a respite from the grueling regimen that patients incur as Gaylord therapists and doctors push them against the injuries of their bodies. “I’m the fun guy,” Carocari said. “I’m not a threat to any of the patients. I don’t give them needles. I don’t make them stretch.”

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friend of Carocari’s who deals with employing disabled people suggested that he volunteer at Gaylord, and the North Haven native decided to give it a try. The transition back to Gaylord was not smooth, Carocari said, as seeing his old room and nurses reminded him of his difficult past. Today, Carocari’s continued volunteer work serves as both an example of how far he has taken himself, as well as a continuation of his own rehabilitation. Although appearing to be able-bodied, Carocari still suffers physical ailments, and the four hours of work puts considerable strain on the North Haven resident. “I try to use the stairs when I can,” Carocari said of the routes he takes through the hospital. “But my lower back starts to hurt. My heart surgeon told me that I need to learn to listen to my body.” Much of Carocari’s free time is spent in recuperating from his volunteering. “I go home and I have to take naps,” Carocari said, adding that he actually welcomes the physical exhaustion as he previously suffered from a sleeping disorder before working at Gaylord. Although it is undeniable that his work at Gaylord assists his recovery, it is evident that what draws Carocari to the volunteering is giving back to patients. He takes it upon himself to do more than transportation, commonly sitting in with patients to provide moral support and advice. He reads every chart, sign, and message, and knows every schedule and specific need of every patient with whom he interacts. His naturally good-natured and gregarious personality lends itself perfectly to the position, and it is easy to believe him when he tells of the bonds he has formed with many of the handicapped. “I present a positive energy for them because I was where they were,” he said. “But I can only tell them my story after they tell me theirs.” That last catch, Carocari only clueing patients in to his similar past once they have confided in him, is im-

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North Haven resident Michael Carocari’s volunteer work at Gaylord Hospital is not only an asset to the recovery of patients, but also to his own continued rehabilitation. Carocari volunteers for four hours, four days a week, as a transporter at the Wallingford rehabilitation destination, wheeling convalescents from their rooms to various destinations and back so swiftly that it becomes a chore to keep pace with him. Along the way, Carocari manages to offer genuine encouragement to patients while gabbing with seemingly every employee he encounters. “Michael has really inspired a lot of our patients, therapists, and me,” said Gaylord Director of Library Services and Volunteers Lyn Crispino. “He’s become very well known. He’s very friendly.” It is quickly evident that the volunteer elicits a smile out of every patient and employee he passes. Taking a breather between racing the needy around, Carocari spoke proudly of the patients who revere him. “Nothing but self-gratifying,” Carocari said of his volunteer work. “I know what the patients are capable of because I’ve been there.” And he has been there. Or here: Gaylord Hospital, five years ago after a patch of black ice helped wrap his Lincoln around a telephone pole so violently that the wreck resembled a boomerang. Carocari carries around pictures of the horrific car crash, which took place “one block from his home” in North Haven, so that he can show them to patients. “Nurses ask me to bring them out when patients are in a negative mood and tell my story,” Carocari said. “It’s an inspiration.” Carocari, who is in his forties, said that the crash left him in a coma for five months and required him to receive heart surgery. The wreck also dealt Carocari severe injuries to his psychological and physical self.

Once Carocari did not require any further emergency procedures, he was discharged from the hospital. Shortly thereafter, he came to the 137-bed Gaylord at the behest of his mother to begin his rehabilitation. “When the staff first met me here, I was 120 pounds and couldn’t walk or talk,” said Carocari, who was so mentally scarred when he arrived that at present he cannot recall his first four days at Gaylord. Carocari was later told by nurses that he had been “a mean s.o.b” who would suffer fits of rage, “ripping out cords and throwing computers,” during his first few days in Wallingford. Incredibly, Carocari has lineage not only at Gaylord, but in the exact hall where he stayed. While recovering in Wallingford in 2005, the volunteer lodged across from the exact room where his father had stayed while recuperating from injuries in 1995. Additionally, Carocari’s godfather logged time at Gaylord in the late 1970s. Carocari spent one month in Gaylord as an inpatient, and four months as an outpatient. Carocari said that life became extremely difficult for him upon departing Gaylord. Even though the rehabilitation had helped, he was still left with permanent mental and physical handicaps which prevented him from resuming his old life. “I was a very hard worker before the accident,” he said. “I was a very active person – it’s very difficult not to do that anymore.” “It’s hard to comprehend why you don’t remember how to do things,” Carocari added, a blanket statement which covers much of the anxiety felt by the recently handicapped. “My accident changed my life completely.” The four years between Carocari’s departure and return to Gaylord were trying. He is hesitant to speak of the time period, offering only glimpses: the volunteer said that he spent much time idling, attended therapy, and suffered a nervous break down two years after the accident, followed by months of depression. In August of last year, a

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Cantor’s Cabaret

The community is invited to a Cantors’ Cabaret at Congregation Mishkan Israel on Sunday, April 26. It is a program of songs from the Yiddish theater and Art to Broadway, melodies from Israel, opera arias and sacred Jewish music. CMI’s Cantor Arthur Giglio will be joined by Cantor Asa Franklin, Hazzan Bat-Ami Moses and rising young Israeli star Alma Moshonov. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for wine and hors d’oeuvres. The concert begins promptly at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults. Children 15 and under are free. Congregation Mishkan Israel is located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, call the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877.

Interfaith program

Unaffiliated interfaith families interested in exploring Judaism are invited to attend a Celebration of Spring from a Jewish Perspective at Congregation Mishkan Israel on Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. Rabbi Joel Levenson of B’nai Jacob will lead the session. The class is part of the spring samples series of Stepping Stones, a nationally-based program that fea-

tures parallel tracks for adults and their children, facilitated by rabbis and educators from different branches of Judaism. The hands-on, fun, interactive classes, incorporate singing, dancing, cooking, and arts and crafts. In June, CMI’s Rabbi Herbert Brockman will lead the group on a Tour of Jewish New Haven. All programs are free of charge. Stepping Stones is sponsored by Congregation Mishkan Israel and the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven. The synagogue is located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, contact Rabbi Alison Adler at (203) 288-3877.

Community suppers continue Every Friday St. John’s Church hosts a Community Supper from 6 to 7 p.m. in its Great Hall. The suppers are offered to all members of the community for a suggested donation of $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. The only Friday

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night in the coming months when there will not be a community supper is Friday, April 24, when members will be celebrating the church’s 250th anniversary. 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 more information about the community suppers, call (203) 239-0156.

Prayer for the separated and divorced “A Day of Prayer for the Separated and Divorced,” will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden. This is a day to come together for prayer, presentations, sharing and quiet time. The day will include lunch and a para-liturgical prayer service. The program will be facilitated by Sr. Mauryeen O’Brien, director of Divorced and Bereaved Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford, and Sr. Patricia Cigrand, director of the Caritas Christi Center. To register, call (203) 281-2569.

Centering prayer On Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, will present a Centering Prayer Weekend for Commuters based on the Four Consents. The programs run from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday; and 9 to 11:30 a.m., on Sunday. The Rev. Bill Sheehan will present. The donation for the weekend is $80, including meals. (Financial aid is available). For overnight accommodations, please inquire. To register, call (203) 281-2569.

Meditation and movement On Wednesday, May 6, the Caritas Christ Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, will present Prayerful Meditation and Movement with the Prayer of St. Francis on Wednesdays through June 10

The North Haven Citizen Friday, April 24, 2009 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. The series uses prayerful movement, breathing and meditation. Karen Supplies will be the presenter. The donation is $10. To register, call (203) 281-2569.

The Lord’s Prayer On Thursday, May 7, from 7 to 8 p.m., the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, will present, “How St. Paul Prayed the Our Father.” Peter John Cameron, O.P., will be the speaker. The donation for the program is $10. To register, call (203) 281-2569.

Tag sellers needed Spring cleaning? Don’t throw stuff away. Rent tag sale space for yourself for only $25. Space is limited and must be reserved ahead of time. Need ideas for Mother’s Day? Pick up a plant from the plant sale and/or a gift card, basket, or autograph from our silent auction with over 50 items to choose from (including theme park tickets, dining, travel, sports tickets and memorabilia like Pilot Pen, New York Giants and the Boston Red Sox, massages, manicures, ski lift tickets and more). Even better, bring mom for breakfast, for only $5. Craving something sinful? There’s always the Bake Table and Cookie Walk. The new All Children’s Learning Center will be hosting a Family Fun Day, chockfull of kid’s activities, so bring the kids and grandkids. Tag sale will be held Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road. No sofas or stuffed chairs, please. For more information or to reserve a space, call the church at (203) 239-2469.

The Lord’s Prayer On Thursday, May 7, from 7 to 8 p.m., the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, will present, “How St. Paul Prayed the Our Father…” Peter John Cameron, O.P., will be the speaker. The donation for the program is $10. To register, call (203) 281-2569.

Obituaries Harriet Cxypoliski

Harriet Leighton Cxypoliski, 94, of Quinnipiac Avenue, North Haven, formerly of Belvedere Road, North Haven, died April 14, 2009, at MidState Medical Center, Meriden. She was the wife of the late Thomas Cxypoliski. Born in New Haven, Aug. 26, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Phoebe Hyde Leighton. Harriet had worked as a head chef for the Burndy Corporation and later as a dietician at the Hospital of St. Raphael. She enjoyed spending her summers in Madison and was an active volunteer in that area for church thrift shops. Harriet was a member of the North Haven Democratic Town Committee for over 30 years, was chairman on the North Haven Commission on Aging and was also a Justice of the Peace. She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Mattei, of Wallingford, and a son, Thomas (Roberta) Cxypoliski, of West Hyannisport, Mass.; grandchildren, Kevin Mattei, of Long Island, N.Y., David (Jamie) Mattei, of Bolton, Robin Marsden and Thomas Cxypoliski, both of Centerville, Mass.; greatgrandchildren, Sarah Michelle Mattei and Steven Marsden. She is also survived by Jeanne Grillo, of Wallingford, who was like another daughter to Harriet. Funeral services were at the North Haven Funeral Home on April 17. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Haven, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.

Ersilia DeMartino

Ersilia “Elsie” Monaco DeMartino, 87, of Locke Drive, North Haven, died April, 14, 2009. She was the wife of the late Anthony DeMartino. Born in New Haven, Jan. 25, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Michele and Giuseppina Benicasa Monaco. She was a long time member of the North Haven Se-

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Obituaries Obits Continued from page 10 nior Center. She is survived by a daughter, Annmarie Criscuolo (Brad Cook), of Clinton, and sons, Charles DeMartino (Jacquelyn), of Old Saybrook, and Anthony S. DeMartino of North Haven; grandchildren, Mark Anthony DeMartino, of Washington, and Kimberly Maio, of East Haven; and great-grandchildren, Christopher and Albert Maio III. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Antoinette Guarino, Carmel Iuteri, Susan Giglietti, Rose Apuzzo, Dominic “Harry” Vincent, and Ralph Monaco. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, New Haven. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc., New Haven, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510.

(William) Tolento, of Branford, Ray (Mary) Rosa, Ronald (Michelle) Rosa, Frederick (Kerry) Rosa, Margaret (Robert) Borden, Jacqueline (John) Peters, all of Guilford; grandchildren, Justin Rosa, of South Carolina, Jeff, Alex, Kali, and Brandon Rosa, Robert and Kendall Borden, John, Connor and Mallory Peters, all of Guilford, Jessica, Nicole, and Ally Rosa, of Wallingford; his sisters, Doris (Herbert) Boughton, Connie Peters, Geri Bronner, all of Wallingford, Alice (John) Zullo, of North Haven; brother-in-law, Tom Ferraiolo, of Wallingford; sisters-in-law, Lucy Rosa, of Wallingford, Dot

Rosa, of North Haven, Joan Rosa, of Guilford, and Hilda (Frank) D’Amato, of East Haven. He was predeceased by three brothers, Edwin, George and Walter Rosa; two sisters, Jean Griswold and Lorraine Ferraiolo; and two brothers-in-law, Hank Peters and Russell Griswold. A funeral service was held at the Lutheran Church of Madison on April 18. The Guilford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Alder Brook Cemetery, Guilford. Memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of Madison Building Fund, 9 Britton Lane, Madison, CT 06443.


Lucia Palmieri Panico, 97, of St. John Street, North Haven, died April 18, 2009, at her home. She was the wife of the late Gennaro Panico. Born in Calabritto, Province of Avellino, Italy, on Jan. 10, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Michelangelo and Maria DelGuercio Palmieri. Lucia was a dress maker having retired 30 years ago. She is survived by her children, Fiorenza Panico Bottiglieri, of Italy, Anthony (Rose Marie Cacace) Panico, Michael Panico, Alfonso (Maria Tessitore) Panico, all of North Haven, and Silvana Panico (John) Stankus, of

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William Rosa William (Bill) Frederick Rosa, 73, of Guilford died April 15, 2009, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband and best friend of Margaret Roehl Rosa, married 52 years. He was the son of the late Ernest Rita Rosa. Mr. Rosa was founder and president of Guilford High School Hockey Club and received an award for 25 years of service from Guilford High School Varsity Hockey, as well as the Jack Erb Award from Guilford Sideliners for his support of high school sports. He also received the Paul Harris Fellowship award from Guilford Rotary. Bill organized the annual Guilford Community Fund Golf Tournament. He served as cub master for Troop 55 in Clinton and Troop Master for Boy Scout Troop 474 in Guilford. Bill was past owner of Guilford Food Center for many years. Bill was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church of Madison. He is survived by his children, William (Michele) Rosa, of Wallingford, Marlene

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Shrub and perennial plant sale — The Southwest Conservation District will hold its annual shrub and perennial plant sale on Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lockwood Farm in Hamden. All sales must be prepaid. For more information, call (203) 269-7509 or visit Springboox sale — The Springboox used book sale will be held Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. (on the North Haven Town Green). There will be free parking and handicapped accessibility.



Shrub and perennial plant sale — The Southwest Conservation District will continue its annual shrub and perennial plant sale on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lockwood Farm in Hamden. All sales must be prepaid. For more information, call (203) 269-7509 or visit Policeman’s Ball — The North Haven Police Benevolent Association will have its 56th Annual Policeman’s Ball on Saturday, April 25, beginning with cocktail hour from 6:30 to 8 p.m., followed by DJ entertainment from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and a Venetian table. Tickets are $175 per couple. For tickets, contact Chief James DiCarlo, Sgt. Robert DePalma, or Detective Mark Iannone, at (203) 239-5321, ext. 740, or 735. Springboox — The Springboox used book sale will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. (on the North Haven Town Green). There will be free

parking and handicapped accessibility. Poetry slam — Poets from New York City and Greater New Haven will perform original, socially conscious poetry at the sixth annual James Marshall Memorial Poetry Slam at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 25, in the dining hall (Café Q) at Quinnipiac University. 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden. The free event is open to the public. This event is rescheduled from an earlier date. The event is sponsored by the Multicultural Events Committee. For more information, contact Quinnipiac’s public relations office at (203) 582-8652. Teddy Bear Clinic — Children of all ages are invited to a day of fun at the Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at MidState Medical Group, North Haven Walk In Center, 2 Broadway. Bring a bear to be examined and receive medical care and firstaid. Children can play “Doctor Dress Up”. This will be a free family-friendly event.



Caregiver support group — The National Kidney Foundation has formed a caregiver peer support group for caregivers of dialysis patients. It will meet Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the Hamden Health Center, 1270 Sherman Lane, Hamden. For more information, call the NKF at 1 (800) 441-1280 or visit www.



Loss of Balance — A program, The Loss of Balance, sponsored by MidState Medical Center, will be held Wednesday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington Center, Wallingford. Bob Rusignuolo will present the program, commenting on dizziness, vertigo, and related conditions. Call (203) 2370300 to register.



Share Your Knowledge — Share your experiences regarding earning/saving money through eBay, Craig’s List, estate and tag sales with the Share Your Knowledge Group on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. Space is limited. To register e-mail or call (203) 234-1099.

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DeLauro office hours — Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) will hold office hours on Saturday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St. Office hours are held on a rotating basis in communities throughout the Third Congressional District, providing DeLauro with an additional opportunity to meet one-on-one with constituents to hear their thoughts and concerns.



Walk Against Hunger — Connecticut Food Bank’s Walk Against Hunger will take place Sunday, May 3. Registration and festivities will begin at 1 p.m. in East Rock Park, corner of Orange and Cold Spring Streets, New Haven. The three mile walk will begin at 2 p.m. Participants can preregister online. Visit



Autism Society — The Autism Society, South Central Region, will meet Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the IDEA Training

Center conference room, 20 Washington Ave. Sally Brockett will present, “Autism Interventions That Make a Difference.” All are welcome with no charge. To reserve a seat, call Sally Brockett at (203) 234-7401 or e-mail



Tennis Ladder — The Town of Hamden Department of Parks and Recreation is forming a tennis ladder competition that will start up on Thursday, May 7, and held on Thursday evenings at the Hamden High School tennis courts (next to the ice rink on Mix Avenue). It is open to men and women over the ages of 21. This will be a social/ recreational outlet for adults who want to play tennis against other people. There is no fee for participating. For further information please call John at (203) 562-4674.



Much Ado about Drunk Driving — Much Ado about Drunk Driving: A Variety Show will be held at North Haven High School, Friday, May 8, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 can be purchased at MADD CT, 565 Washington Ave., the Dancers’ Shop on State Street, New Haven, or at the door. For more information, call Michelle at MADD CT at (203) 234-6521.



May Market — The North Haven Garden Club will hold its annual May Market on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, on the North Haven Town Green. Featured will be perennial plants, herbs, garden treasures, and Neal Peckham’s geraniums. Local artisans will also be present.


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Hamden Art League — The Hamden Art League will meet Monday, May 11, at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, at 7:15 p.m. The public is welcome. Guest artist Clinton Deckert, of Southington, will be featured. He will discuss his approach to “Breaking through the Blank Canvas Syndrome”.



Women’s Club — The North Haven Women’s Club will meet Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the conference room at the Mildred Wakeley Community Center, 7 Linsley St. Any woman over 18 is welcome to join this volunteer organization. The club meets the second Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Carole Mendygral at (203) 234-3906.



20th high school reunion — North Haven High School, class of 1988, will hold its 20th reunion on Saturday, May 16, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Silver Sands Beach Club, 640 Silver Sands Road, East Haven. R.S.V.P. to A. Clark, 93 Wakefield St., Hamden, CT 06517, or e-mail: Make checks payable to “North Haven Class of 1988”.


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The North Haven Citizen Friday, April 24, 2009

From the Editor’s Desk

The North Haven Citizen is published every Friday by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. and is delivered by mail to all homes, businesses and post office boxes in North Haven. Sue VanDerzee, Managing Editor Pamela Morello, Associate Editor Kyle Swartz, Reporter Contributors: Paul Colella, David Marchesseault Michael F. Killian, General Manager Brian Monroe, Advertising Director Christopher Cullen, Advertising Sales Roe Harding, Advertising Sales Evelyn Auger, Office Assistant

I recently had the misfortune of reading a piece by syndicated columnist George Will in a local newspaper. It was titled “Infantile uniform of denim a clue about maturity.” And nothing has incited me more, of late, than that column. I am, at heart, a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl, and I took offense to the many claims Will made in his column. Will cites Daniel Akst, a writer for the Wall Street Journal as a denim denouncer who deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom for “identifying an obnoxious misuse of freedom” by those who wear jeans. Akst has said it is a manifestation of “the modern trend toward undifferentiated dressing, in which we all strive to look equally shabby.” Really? That’s interesting, because I thought one of the great many freedoms we are afforded in this country is the freedom to dress the way we want to. Giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Akst, though surely said in jest, would be like giving the Most Valuable Player Award to Cody Ransom. Will goes on to say that denim has become the “infantile uniform” of an immature society that is hooked on shows with childlike characters, even cartoons, and he notes that 75 percent of Americans who play videogames are over the age of 18, and yet they’re still allowed to vote. It sounds like Will is hoping to take away another freedom from the people – the right to vote – simply because they play videogames and, God forbid, wear jeans. And in another insightful statement by Will (please note sarcasm), he contends that people who wear jeans do not care about appearances and have no respect for those they present themselves to. Clearly Will missed the lesson in “don’t judge a book by its cover.” In my world, one I hope that I share with many, a person’s appearance does not ultimately determine the kind of person they are. Wearing jeans doesn’t mean that someone is uneducated, uncultured, disrespectful and has a Peter Pan complex. A person’s worth as a member of society should not be determined by the clothes one wears. It should be about a person’s ideas, their work ethic, the love they give, the hope they share with others, and the way they treat people through their actions, not their outer appearances. Jeans are not the bane of our society. In fact, I’ll go one step further and say that jeans are part of American culture. They can represent anything from high fashion, to comfort, to good, down-to-earth Americana. They represent different things to different people. Jeans are the very embodiment of freedom. So yes, I’m a big fan of jeans, I occasionally play videogames and still manage to vote intelligently, and I will not accept Will’s offensive claims to the contrary. Maybe if his tailored suit were less constricting he’d lighten up a little bit. He could use a pair of jeans. --Pamela Morello

Freda’s Focus: When children assume the role of parents

There has been a subtle and gradual role reversal that I have seen occur as time goes by. In many families, I have seen how the parents become the children and the children become the parents. Freda This sociological shift that I have seen revolves around how we as the children tend to assume

the role of a parent with our senior citizen parents. In our family, my wife has assumed the role of care taker for her 82-year-old mother and does a remarkable job in taking care of her mother from an emotional and physical perspective. In the last few years of my father-in-law’s life, my wife and I both helped him as he lived with us for a while battling a crippling state of rheumatoid arthritis. With my mother, it is a little different in that she is a lot younger psychologically

than she is in terms of her actual age of 80. She is spry, healthy and very sharp so I watch over her not from a physical standpoint but from a financial standpoint. A couple of weeks ago I received a frantic call from her which startled me because of how upset she was. She was overdrawn at her bank and was told that she owed the bank money. I went to see her and she was visibly shaken in that she had no money, her expenses had exceeded her limited social security and I

could see that she had panicked. I drove to West Haven and told her that I would take care of the situation, and I took the necessary steps to ensure that the account had money in it and I worked out the debt with the bank. It was during that conversation with her that I had a flashback to when I was 20 years old and my father was battling cancer. He had asked to see me back then, in that very same living room where I sat my mother down, and he told me that he did

not know what the future was going to hold for him. He told me he knew that after he was gone I would have my own life to live but he asked me to please consider watching over my mother, and younger brother, if anything ever happened to him. I never forgot that day when I was 20 years old, and many times when my mother was struggling through the years, I always assisted her and thought back to that See Freda’s Focus, next page


Friday, April 24, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Selections: A fair budget with no tax increase The Board of Finance has approved the budget proposal that the residents will vote on at referendum on May 19. This budget is lean, with no tax increase, no loss of services, and a healthy fund balance. I ask all N o r t h Haven resiMcCarty dents to go to the polls and vote yes on the budget. A no vote will jeopardize the services and education that I believe North Haven residents want and deserve. Given these extraordinary economic times, I am proud to present the people of North Haven a budget that will not require a tax increase. To get there we have included a combination of cuts, revenue enhancements, and the judicious use of some of the fund balance. To arrive at the cuts needed, I started with my office and the department heads. I am not taking any salary increase, and I will continue to do without a town-supplied car. At my request, department heads have delayed their pay raises until Janu-

ary 2010. The pay raises for the department heads are not the arbitrary increases of years past rather they are the result of the classification and compensation study I commissioned last year to update the position descriptions for the department heads, and to determine the market rates for their salaries. I asked the department heads to prepare lean budget proposals. The Board of Finance, with input from members of both parties, went over those proposals to cut as much as they could without reducing services or cutting programs. As a result, the board approved cuts of $2.5 million from the town and $450,000 from education. Even with these cuts, our expenses are going up, largely because of contractual obligations, and because we have included much needed capital items totaling $857,000. To offset the costs to the taxpayer, my administration has aggressively sought revenues from grants, put contracts out to bid, negotiated a favorable contract for trash disposal, and negotiated fair but lean contracts with four unions. We have obtained more than $1 million in

grant money and another $4 million of revenue from the negotiations for trash disposal. By putting contracts out to bid, we have saved additional funds including $450,000 on the health contract alone. While the cuts in the budget do not cut services, they do require town workers and educators to do more with fewer people. The Department of Public Works will do without the services of the Engineer II and the education department will do without 6.4 teaching positions. I know that such cuts affect people and their livelihoods, and I do not take any pleasure in making such cuts, but sometimes my job requires me to make tough decisions, and I firmly believe that these are the right choices when considering the needs of all North Haven residents. My goal as your First Selectman is to provide taxpayers with the best value for your tax dollars. I will continue to look for ways to save taxpayers money, and it may involve elimination of more positions, painful as that may be. In the meantime, I ask you to please support this budget proposal when you vote on May 19.

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Freda’s Focus Continued from page 14 day when my father asked to see me. But what about those senior citizens who need help and do not have the resources or family to receive that help? I always wonder how many stories there are like my mother-in-law, or my mother where there may be no help given by family members. In today’s difficult economic environment, our seniors continue to find it increasingly difficult to get by on a day to day basis. My heart goes out to those senior citizens whom I have met at our senior center who are estranged from their children due to family quarrels. I wish that I could speak

with the adult children of those seniors to tell them how important it is to watch over our senior citizen parents as they get older. I wish that I could personally assist each and every one of those seniors like I have tried to do with my mother. As time goes on here in North Haven, our senior citizens bear watching to see how they are doing and what needs they have. Our senior citizen center managed by Judy Amarone, Sue Jung and our outstanding staff of professionals is wonderfully run and provides an outstanding level of service for our seniors. The programs that our senior citizen center offers are among the best of any municipality. It is from a financial standpoint, and in their

times of loneliness that I wonder how our seniors are getting by. Loneliness, health issues and financial uncertainty are some of the most difficult things that our seniors go through. I know that the loneliness can be crushing from a psychological standpoint. North Haven has always been a community that cares for our seniors. We must continue to keep them in mind and be sensitive to not only their physical and emotional needs but also to their financial needs. Our town’s financial decisions today, and in the future, must incorporate the consideration of the plight of our seniors. Michael Freda is the minority member of the Board of Selectmen. E-mail him at

Letters to the Editor No one is listening To the editor: April 15, at the Board of Finance meeting, North Haven had a small tea party of its own. A fairly large group of people, many of them the same ones that had spoken at the town budget hearing, came before the Board of Finance to protest the elimination of one position, the town field engineer. The same request for reinstating this position was heard again and again at the town budget meeting. The purpose of the town meeting was to hear what the people thought of the proposed budget and what changes they thought should be made to it. They spoke. Apparently, no one listened. Wasn’t this the whole point of the national tea parties across the country? People standing up to a government that simply doesn’t listen to them anymore? (One aside here to Mr. Piccirillo...had one of the audience members resorted to profanity, they would at the least been chided by Mr. Volain....more than likely, they would have been escorted out the door by the police officer at the back of the room.) Our town CEO was asked again and again why the position was eliminated. The answers were parsed, vague, halting and confusing. Certainly a straight answer would not and will not be forthcoming. Neither the town engineer nor the public works director attended the meeting, so the question could not be asked to either of them directly, but it was duly noted that neither of them stated at the town meeting that the elimination was under their suggestion or recommendation. The passing of the upcoming budget may very well hinge on the elimination of this one position, since the only thing that seems to justify it is simply bad judgment. Now that is something I can fully understand — after all, I exercised that last November when I voted for

Ms. McCarty. I truly hope that she paid some attention to the tea parties that occurred around the country today. The parties consisted of only tea bags, no food. The American people are already fed up with a government that continues to ignore the very people they are elected to represent. Pat Heltke North Haven

Credit where credit is due

To the editor: My husband, Rodger Salman, has a seat on the commission on aging and is a strong advocate for the senior population of North Haven. Last year, he stood before the Board of Finance and proposed a tax freeze at the 2008 level for all seniors. Although he was afforded the podium, no action was taken. This year, after reading Ms. McCarty’s selections columns from previous years (notably selection #60) and seeing that she too prior to being elected has proposed a tax freeze for seniors, he composed a letter to the Board of Finance. The letter, citing the New Haven city policy for senior property tax freezes was submitted to and read by the Board of Finance at its February meeting. He basically spoke of the need for some sort of aid to seniors on fixed incomes to keep their taxes level in this changing economy. The letter was read into the record and the Board of Finance, although acknowledging that it was not affordable to freeze taxes at this time, (Ms. McCarty even citing of all things, Mr. Palmieri’s charts as to why this could not be done) proposed a $50 tax credit which was voted on accepted at a town meeting. Imagine my surprise when watching the North Haven update to see Ms. McCarty discussing the tax credit as if it were her idea. I remained silent until, at the Board of Finance meeting, Mr. Mele then brought the

See Letters, page 21



Senior Happenings

Senior 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 20 at the Senior Center:

Main menu Monday: American chop suey with chunky tomato, tossed salad with sliced black olives, Italian dressing, Italian bread, ripe seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Pineapple juice, roast fresh ham with gravy, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, oatmeal raisin cookie. Wednesday: Vegetarian vegetable soup, crackers, grilled chicken with gravy, tossed salad with tomato, French dressing, whole wheat sandwich roll, orange. Thursday: Fruit punch, Phillie steak with cheese, potato puffs, stewed tomato, whole wheat grinder roll, unfrosted brownie. Friday: Confetti vegetables, cheese quiche, cut yellow beans, cut green beans, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit cup.





Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: Senior happenings take place at the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, North Haven, unless otherwise specified. The phone number is (203) 239-5432.

Trips Day trips Funny Girl â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thursday, June 4 All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show at the Delaney House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; July 22 Music Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Italia, starring Emil Stucchio and the Classics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tuesday, Sept. 15 Beehive, The 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Musical â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thursday, Sept. 17 Toast to the Armed Forces and Veterans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tuesday, Nov. 10 Overnight trips Travel the Colorado Rockies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; July 18 to 26 Saratoga Races Getaway â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Aug. 19-20 Volunteer luncheon A volunteer luncheon will be held Wednesday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at Demirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, Washington Avenue. All volunteers must sign up before luncheon date. Purple Red Hatters spring party The Purple Red Hatters will have their annual spring party on Tuesday, May 8, at 1 p.m., at Dinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant on Washington Avenue. The price is $18.50 per person. Please call Jennie Valentino at (203) 239-1462, or Louise

Musso at (203) 239-4383 by Wednesday, May 6. Finance meeting The finance meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the craft room. Commission on Aging The Commission on Aging will meet at the center on Wednesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. Senior Expo The New Haven Expo 2009 Mind, Body and Spirit will be held Friday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is a self-paced exploration of services, programs and products that are available for the older and disabled population. Transportation will be provided. Call the center to reserve a spot. A Wii Bowling Tournament will be provided on that day. Lap blankets needed Looking for knitted, crocheted or quilted lap blankets, size 37â&#x20AC;? x 48â&#x20AC;? and shawls to donate to Yale-New Haven Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mutual Respect Committee. If interested in donating your time, the center will provide you with yarn. Sewing needed Join our craft class and assist with making cloth tote bags that will be given to children who are removed from their homes in a crisis situation. Craft classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Scrabble players Scrabble players are need-

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ed. Join the fun on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Volunteers sought Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers needs volunteers to provide friendly visits to North Haven seniors. If interested, contact Barbara Barloc at (203) 230-8994. The mission of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers is to assist older and disabled people by fostering independent living and reducing isolation. Food donations The following items are needed for the Senior Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food collection box: peanut butter, jelly and coffee. Transportation schedule North Haven library: call for appointment. Town pool: Call for hours of availability. Grocery shopping: every Friday, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Big Y or Stop & Shop. Hairdresser: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Errands: every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Trips include bank, post office, card shop, etc. Medical appointments Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Make all appointments between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (be ready to go home by 2 p.m.) Friday: limited medical appointments in North Haven only. When you call to schedule your transportation, please be prepared to provide your doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, address and phone number. Please reserve your ride by calling the Senior Center as soon as you make your appointment and no later than noon the day before the appointment. If errands, hairdresser or grocery trips are scheduled on a holiday or any day the center is closed, there will not be a make-up day during that week for transportation. Rides to center Transportation to and from the Senior Center is available on weekdays at no charge to North Haven seniors. Please advise the center the day before you wish to come in or call the office between the hours of 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.


Friday, April 24, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, April 27 Line dance with friends, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Bowling with the Wii, 10:30 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Oil painting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo with Theresa, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Beginning chair yoga, 10 a.m. Lunch, noon Crafts/Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Senior Songsters, 1:30 p.m. Beginning computer class, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m.

Lunch, Lunch Bunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo with George, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Tai Chi, 10:15 a.m. Lunch, noon Knitting with Woodie, 12:30 p.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Wii bowling league, 1:30 p.m. Int. computer class, 3 p.m. Friday, May 1 Line dance with friends, 8:45 a.m. Footlighers, 9:45 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Scrabble challenge, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, `12:15 p.m. Bingo with Louise, 1 p.m.

Free benefit screenings

239-5432. For questions or additional information, please call Maureen Egan, RSVP Program Specialist at (203) 7523059.

AARP Connecticut recently announced that RSVP of South Central Connecticut will be offering free benefits screenings to individuals age 60 and older. The screening, provided through AARP Foundation Benefits QuickLINK is private, free, and confidential. Documentation is not required. The screening is geared to help older adults determine if they are receiving all the benefits to which they are entitled, including prescription drugs, energy assistance, financial assistance and more. Please contact the screening location directly to schedule an appointment and plan to bring the following information with you: 1) Monthly income (pension, social security, dividends and interest); 2) Monthly expenses (heating, gas, electricity, water, telephone, rent or mortgage payments, medical expenses not covered by insurance); 3) Asset information (savings, estimated value of home and car, life insurance benefits); 4) A list of all current prescriptions Free screenings will be available at the North Haven Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, North Haven, by appointment. (CHOICES counseling is also available). Call (203)

Senior employment The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut offers employment counseling and placement for people aged 55 and older. Paid and unpaid programs are available to qualified individuals. To qualify for the paid Senior Community Service Employment Training Program an individual must: be at least 55 years old; be physically and mentally capable of performing part time duties; be employable in a nonsubsidized workplace after the program; be a resident of New Haven county; and meet federal income guidelines. Job positions are intended to revitalize trainees’ work skills while supporting local non-profit and governmental agencies. Enrollees normally work 15 hours per week and are paid minimum wage on a bi-weekly basis. Employment counseling and placement is also offered free for positions to individuals who are 55 or older. This service is ideal for those individuals who wish to supplement their retirement income or who would like to explore another field of work. For information call (203) 752-3059.


Senior Calendar

Silver Fork Food Tent Stop by and support the area’s non profit groups. All proceeds go back into the community. Enjoy the great food and friendly atmosphere while listening to continuous music on the food tent stage. Organization

Arc of M-W Central CT Stripers Chorale Connecticut Falcon BMX Gus Robotics Maloney HS Softball Maloney High Schools Noah’s Ark of Hope Inc. PLAV Sweet Potato Society We the People First Church of Christ M & M Faces Civitan Club M-W Mt Carmel St. Mary’s Men’s Club Kiwanis Club of Meriden Ansonia Community Maloney Props & Paints Meriden Elks Club Meriden Turner Society Meriden Jaycees American Red Cross Council of Neighbors New Opportunities St. Joseph School Democratic Party Meriden YMCA/Seals Republican Party St Andrews Church Meriden Blaze Baseball Club Autism Speaks

Food Served

Hot Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce, Death by Chocolate Fish, Waffle Fries, Onion Rings Slices of Cheesecake Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Pulled Pork Sandwich, Beef Brisket Sandwich, Cheesy Potato Wedges, Pork Spare Ribs Walking Tacos Flavored Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate, Cannolis Kettle Korn Baked Potatoes with Butter & Sour Cream, Broccoli & Cheese & Bacon - Ice Cream Novelties Sweet Potato Chunks - Honey Glazed BBQ Wings Chicken on a Stick, Pasta Fagiole, Ice Cream Novelties Pie Slices, Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Baked Mini Donuts Penny Candy Pretzels, Italian Wedding Soup, Rib Sandwich, Kielbasa & Sauerkraut, Sweet Potato Fries, Corn Dogs Fried Dough Steamed Cheeseburgers, Homemade Fries, Homemade Corn Dogs Fried Dough - Honey Roasted Peanuts Smoothies, Chicken Wings, Italian Ice, French Fries Popcorn & Fruit Drinks Snow Cones, Clam Chowder, Sausage & Pepper Grinders, Meatball Grinders, Clam Fritters Fried Oreo, Fried Snickers, Gatorade, Bratwurst on Roll, Deep Fried Hot Dogs, Funnel Cakes Cotton Candy Giant Cookies, Brownies, Milk Beligum Waffles Beef Empanadas & Sweet Plantains, Nachos & Cheese Hamburgs, Hot Dogs, Red Hots, Breakfast Sandwich, Sun Chips, Tropicana Twister Brownie Sundaes, Fruit Cup Chili, Corn on the Cob, Package Crackers/Cookies Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Chicken Tenders, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers Pickles “Daffi-Dills” Turkey Sandwich, Pork Rolled Grilled Sandwich, Chips Ice Cream Sundaes, Ice Cream Cones Pizza Slices


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, April 24, 2009


Wednesday, April 22 On site parking available

Continued from page 1

Little Miss Daffodil & Honor Escort 6:30 PM Ceremony

Friday, April 24 Weather Permitting

On site parking available Amusements 5PM - CLOSE Band Shell Area Band Shell - Food Tent 5PM - CLOSE Band Shell Area


Saturday, April 25

Sunday, April 26

10:00 AM Festival Opens PARADE BEGINS AT 11:30 AM “Theater of The Trees” Children’s Entertainment Stage Greenhouse Road SPIDERMAN “MEET & GREET” 1:00 PM RADIO DISNEY PARTY PATROL 1:30 PM AIRBORNE JUGGLERS SHOW 3:30 PM TWIN DRAGONS MARTIAL ARTS SHOW 4:30 PM

10:00 AM Festival Opens “Theater of The Trees” Children’s Entertainment Stage Greenhouse Road VALENTIN KARATE DEMONSTRATION 12:00 PM CURIOUS CREATURES LIVE ANIMAL SHOW 1:30 PM KAHANA HULA DANCE SHOW 2:30 PM WORLD CLASS FRISBEE SHOW 3:30 PM

Other Children’s Activities

Other Children’s Activities


Saturday, April 25

Sunday, April 26

Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage

Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage

11:00-11:45 ................... Bird ‘n Boys 12:15-1:00...................The Sawtelles 1:30-2:15 .................. Big Fat Combo 2:45-3:30 ......................... The Furors 4:00-4:45...................Bottle Up & Go 5:15-6:00.....................The Reducers 6:30-7:15 ........................ Bear Hands 7:45-8:30............................Article 19

11:00-11:45 ..................... M.T. Bearington 12:15-1:00 .......................... The And Band 1:30-2:15 ........................................... titles 2:45-3:30................The Mountain Movers 4:00-5:45........................Saint Bernadette

Silver Fork Food Tent

The shuttle drops you off in the center of all activities!

Band Shell Stage


11:30-12:15.........................The Bad Reps 12:45-1:30...........................The Ivory Bills Band Shell Stage 12:30-1:15 ............ Noah Fresh & Co. 2:00-2:45..........................Lo Fi Radiostars 1:45-2:30......The Frank Critelli Band 3:15-4:00............................Straddledaddy Food Tent Stage 3:00-4:00 ........ The Alternate Routes 4:30-5:15...............The Manchurians 10:00-11:00 The Maloney High School Jazz Band Food Tent Stage 11:30-12:30.................................Swing 39 10:30-11:30 .................. Carlos & Roy 1:00-2:00 ....... Jesus Pagan e su Orquesta 12:00-1:30 ...... The Gonkus Brothers 2:30-3:30................................. Wild Notes 2:00-3:00 ........................ Can Kickers 4:00-5:00....................Sean, Kelli & Wayne 3:30-4:30 . River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs NO BICYCLES, 5:00-6:00.......The Monthei Brothers SKATEBOARDS OR 6:30-7:30.........................Glenn Roth ROLLERBLADING NO 5:45-6:30....................... River Street 7:00-8:30...........The Langley Project PETS OR ANIMALS It’s no secret that a majority of the folks who visit the Daffodil Festival are there for the food. And what a choice they have. Under the Festival’s ‘Silver Fork’ Food Tent more than 40 food vendors with volunteers from the community’s civic, religious and non-profit sectors prepare and offer those fair-type foods you don’t or can’t get at home. Moreover, all the profits go back into the community through the projects of the church, neighborhood group or service club these hard working volunteers represent.

There are more than 600,001 daffodils in bloom during the festival and activities for the entire family. So, bring the family and enjoy all that Meriden’s 31st Annual Daffodil Festival has to offer! FESTIVAL VISITORS MAY PARK AND RIDE FROM THESE LOCATIONS

- Orville H. Platt H.S. 220 Coe Avenue - H.C. Wilcox Technical School - 275 Oregon Rd - HUB Downtown Meriden 88 State Street


SATURDAY APRIL 25 FREE Shuttle Buses will transport Festival Goers TO Hubbard Park beginning at 8AM, stopping at 8PM and FROM Hubbard Park beginning at 9AM and The Daffodil Festival’s juried craft show stopping at 9PM. SUNDAY APRIL 26 FREE featuring 100 artisans offers festival visitors Shuttle Buses will transport Festival Goers TO the opportunity to purchase top-quality Hubbard Park beginning at 8AM and the LAST handcrafted items offered by skilled artisans BUS will leave the park at 5PM. from New England and surrounding states. FESTIVAL PARKING DOWNTOWN Browse through the artwork, check out the HUB West Bound I-691 take Exit 7, bear left unique clothes, try on some one-of-a-kind onto State continue on State Street through jewelry and see craftspeople creating some stop sign. Continue about a 1/4 of a mile, of their distinctive designs. Festival Parking will be on your left at 88 Handicapped Parking and Accessibility: State Street. Individuals with a valid handicapped parking FESTIVAL PARKING AT PLATT & sticker may park in Ragozzino’s parking lot WILCOX TECH at 71 Chamberlain Highway, and will be East Bound I-691 take Exit 5, at end of exit transported to the park via handicap access take a right onto Chamberlain highway. At vans. All the events offered at the Daffodil 2nd traffic light take right onto West Main Festival are handicap accessible. The Street. At next traffic light take a left onto Daffodil Festival will provide rides in our Centennial Avenue. At next traffic light handicap accessible golf cart to those continue straight. Platt High School (220 Coe individuals who require additional assistance. Ave.) is on your immediate left. Wilcox Tech For additional information please call the is approximately 1/4 mile past Platt at 275 Daffodil Hotline, 203-630-4279 or visit our Oregon Road on your left. website at Crafts By The Lake Saturday April 25 10:00AM - 8:00PM * Sunday April 26 10:00 AM - 5:00PM

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the position, the chairman said, she could leave it vacant even if it is added to payroll, meaning the town would raise taxes for no reason. “We can allocate the funds, but the department heads ultimately make the decision of how to fill their department,” Volain added. “If we usurp the authority of department heads, I’m not sure where that ends.” Doheny suggested the board could in fact make sweeping staffing decisions by demanding departments layoff workers. “We would not be usurping if the board thought we needed to cut personnel across the board,” Doheny said. “We’re talking about a small thing.” Volain reiterated that the board had no authority to act as the town’s human resources, and was not qualified to do so in the first place. “The department head should tell me where this position should be,” Volain said. “You don’t want me to make the choice, because I would make the wrong choice.” Before the board could vote on the motion, the burgeoning crowd made its presence known once more: the fire marshal announced that the location, conference room #1 in Town Hall, had exceeded its legal limit for occupants. The meeting was forced to move across the street to the basement of the library. After setting up in new quarters, the board voted and the motion failed 5-2, with Doheny and Monico in favor. The public was allowed comment after the budget’s vote, and many came to Burns’ aid. “This still perplexes me,” Burns said of his position’s cut. He restated his belief that the Director of Public Works had not been asked for input before her department was cut, and that the decision was McCarty’s alone. “I discussed it with the Director of Public Works before the decision,” McCarty said. “I hope you can attest to that in a court of law,” Burns replied.

Police Chief James DiCarlo spoke of Burns being months from earning a town pension. “Burns is short of being vested in this position,” DiCarlo said. “If this position is eliminated, he will not get a pension – nothing at all. I still don’t think that it’s too late to reconsider it.” “I agree with the budget, but would vote it down if it meant Burns losing his job,” said North Haven citizen Tom White. “My wife and I have used [Burn’s] services numerous times – they’re invaluable.” White suggested bringing the matter before the unions to see if they would make concessions to keep Burns’ job. White also suggested the addition of a question regarding Burns’ reinstatement on the May 19 referendum, which quickly became a popular sentiment. Initially, McCarty said that the question “won’t go to referendum,” as she did not know if it could be done. As more speakers stood in favor of the question being placed on the referendum, McCarty warned that putting such a specific question – as opposed to questions which affect the majority of voters - to vote would open the door to every group in town demanding room on the referendum. Finally, after a wave of support for Burns’ case to be put on the referendum, McCarty said that she would “ask the town attorney” about the matter. Several citizens suggested that the board had “balanced the budget with Burns,” and that his salary could have been accounted for elsewhere in the millions of dollars encompassed by the budget. Volain refuted this argument, pleading once again that he and the board were not part of the decision. “In designing the budget, this position had virtually had no impact,” Volain said. “We did not balance the budget with it. The decision was made on the department head and selectmen level. Beyond that, the Board of Finance has nothing to do with it.” Speakers began to call for comment from Engineer I or the Public Works Director, neither of whom were pres-

ent. Sadosky had no comment when reached, as she believed that Burns had hired a lawyer and was preparing for a lawsuit. White asked McCarty to clarify her earlier comment of eliminating other positions. “I’ve been looking at others,” the First Selectman said, “but I haven’t identified any others at this point.” Using the fund balance Volain announced that money recovered from North Haven’s break with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority will go toward the fund balance. The town will continue to draw $2.5 million from the fund balance and “special revenue funds” to balance the budget, Volain said, but with the influx of $4 million of money gained back from the CRRA, the fund balance will only drop to approximately seven percent. Before the CRRA money, the proposed budget would have left the fund balance at five percent. Despite the additional funds, Monico still worried that the town was leaning too heavily on the fund balance, especially with the possibility of facing an even steeper town deficit in 2009 and ahead. Volain said that he was not necessarily happy to be taking from the fund balance, but that doing so was the lesser of several difficult decisions. “If you don’t want to use the fund balance, then where are you going to make cuts?” Volain said. “Decrease the Board of Ed? The police or fire department? Raise taxes?” “This is not unique to this year,” Volain added. “We never have enough money to run the town the way it should be. It’s the nature of the world we live in. We constantly have to balance this with the needs of the public.” Volain repeated his belief of keeping taxes in check when possible. “I think people today are better served by not increasing the taxes instead of saving the fund balance,” he said. “If people can hold onto their money longer, it’s a good thing.” Wary of public dissatisfactions with the budget, Monico questioned the town’s fate if it fails the referendum.

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Friday, April 24, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

BOF Continued from page 18

citizens were not overtaxed to bump the fund balance up to it’s former level of 11 percent, as the higher number


ance is the result of overtaxing the public,” North Haven citizen Mike Mele said of the balance’s previous condition. “We don’t need to put any more money back.” A previously established concern was whether lowering the fund balance would be hurtful the town’s bond rating. Mele believed this would not be so. “We’ve already re-bonded the schools, and that is set in stone,” he said. “This won’t hurt our bond rating.” Doheny, who has a background in banking, confirmed Mele’s statement. One speaker argued that

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, April 24, 2009

Obituaries Continued from page 11

Harry R. Fries

Harry R. Fries, 78, of Weaver Circle, North Haven, formerly of Centerbrook Road, Hamden, died April 17, 2009, at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of the late Lucy Petrillo Fries. Born in New Haven, Sept. 16, 1930, he was a son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Price Fries. Harry had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; he had worked for the former U.S. Motors and Avco Lycoming until his retirement; was an avid golfer and a member of the Sleeping Giant Men’s Club. He is survived by his children, Robert (Lorraine) Fries, of Livonia, Mich., and Linda (Joseph) Thomas, of North Haven; grandchildren, Stephanie Fries, Lisa and Shelley Thomas; a brother, Henry Fries, of Torrington; and a sister, Mabel Lines of Hamden. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Bertha Egan, Betty Fredricksen, Ernest, Charles

and George Fries. A funeral Mass was celebrated April 22 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden. Interment with full military honors was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

Carmela Guglielmo Carmela (Millie) Abbadessa Guglielmo, 90, of Quail Run Village, North Haven, died April 17, 2009, at the Hospital of St. Raphael. She was the wife of the late Charles Guglielmo. Millie was born in New Haven on Jan. 7, 1919, a daughter of the late Thomas and Marie Abbadessa. She is survived by a sister, Candida (Connie) Dzialo, of North Haven; a nephew, Anthony (Linda) Pacileo, of North Haven; great-nieces, Michele Pacileo and Nadine (Jason) Calla; a greatnephew, Rodney Pacileo; and a great-greatniece, EmmaLynn Calla. She was prede-

ceased by sisters, Josephine Pacileo, and Mae DeBennedetto; and brothers, Salvatore and Anthony Abbadessa. A funeral Mass was celebrated April 21 at St. Aedan Church, New Haven. Entombment was in the Garden Mausoleum of St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Porto Funeral Home, West Haven, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice, or to St. Aedan Church, 112 Fountain St., New Haven, CT 06515.

Genevieve M. Gersz


Genevieve M. Rozycki Gersz, 92, formerly of North Haven, died at the Mary Wade Home on April 19, 2009. She was the wife of the late Francis M. Gersz. Genevieve was born in New Haven, Jan. 1, 1917, a daughter of the late Joseph and Regina Wolicki Rozycki. She began her career at the former Edward Malley Company in sales and later worked at the New Haven Box Shop. She retired from the Rozycki Travel Agency where she worked with her brother, Mitchell, in their family business. As parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church, she was a member of their Ladies Social Club. She was president of the Mother’s Club of the former St. Mary’s High School, a member of the North Haven Women’s Club, the Polish Falcons Nest No. 81, and the former Chopin Dramatic Club. She is survived by her son, Deputy Chief Francis J. Gersz, North Haven Fire Dept., and his wife Pamala, of North Haven; and daughters, Joan Johnson and her husband Robert, of Milford, and Lorraine Hogan and her husband John, of Cranston, R.I.; grandchildren, Robert Johnson Jr., Timothy Johnson, Kathleen and Maureen Hogan, Ellen Skladzien, Alyson and Christopher Gersz; and eight great-grandchildren. Genevieve was predeceased by her brothers, Mitchell J. and Theodore Rozycki, and sisters, Sabina Kowalski and Sophia Brodowy. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church, New Haven. En-

tombment was in All Saints Mausoleum. The Lupinski Funeral Home, New Haven, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Wade Home, 118 Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT 06513.

Marie DeFelice Marie Diglio DeFelice, of Forbes Place, East Haven, died April 17, 2009, in Connecticut Hospice. She was the wife of the late Martin DeFelice Sr. Marie was born in New Haven, May 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Carmen and Louise Diglio. She was a stay at home mom. Marie enjoyed cooking and baking and was so thankful to watch her grandchildren bring their children into the world. She is survived by her daughter, Marianne, and husband Ralph Castellon, of North Haven; her son, David, and wife Margo, of East Haven; daughter-in-law, Marie DeFelice, of Guilford; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Jessie (Art) Tuttle, of North Haven, Suzanne (Martin) Lombardi, of Guilford; her brothers, Salvatore Diglio, of North Haven, and Donald (Marie) Pericello, of North Branford. She was predeceased by her brothers, Nicholas Diglio and Christopher Diglio, and her son, Martin Jr. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, New Haven. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. The Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc., New Haven, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Robert D. Lawlor Robert D. Lawlor, 77, died April 16, 2009, at the Connecticut Hospice surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Eileen Purcell Lawlor of East Haven. He was a graduate of New Haven State Teacher’s College and Fairfield University. He was an Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict. Mr. Lawlor was a popular teacher in the East Haven

school system, completing 41 years of service, most of the time at Tuttle School before his retirement. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Teacher’s Union and the Teacher’s Credit Union, serving as its first president. He was chairman of the East Haven Democratic Town Committee leading it through the Proto Administration for 10 years. He also served East Haven as chairman of the Park and Recreation Commission. He was a charter member of the East Haven Stoners Club and a member of the East Haven Rotary Club and American Legion Post 89. He was an avid golfer and fan of the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, and UConn basketball teams. He enjoyed traveling and spending afternoons holding court at “The Office”. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael P. Lawlor, State Representative D-99, of East Haven, R. Scott Lawlor, and his wife Ruth, of West Hartford, and State’s Attorney Kevin Lawlor, and his wife Ann, of North Haven; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Tillie Lawlor, of Branford; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and William Gallagher, of Cheshire; also four grandchildren, Kelsey, John, Caroline, and Kevin Lawlor. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Helen White Lawlor, and twin granddaughters. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, East Haven. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery. The East Haven Memorial was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT, 06541, or Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

Donald McInnis

Donald McInnis, 67, of North Haven, husband of Pauline McInnis, died April 16, 2009. Donald was born in New Haven, June 10, 1941, a son of the late Nathaniel and Elizabeth McInnis. He graduated from Wilbur Cross High

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Friday, April 24, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Letters Continued from page 15 subject up again touting the increase as if Ms. McCarty had thought of it. Please Ms. McCarty and Mr. Mele, give credit where credit is due. I highly doubt that you would have acted on this matter in any form if my husband had not stood up for those of our citizens least able to help themselves. Irene Salman North Haven

Appalling behavior by elected official

Officials ignore public concerns To the editor: I attended the recent public hearing on the budget. The meeting was dominated by residents and taxpayers who spoke about two main issues — the reinstatement of the Engineer II position and the restoration of $450,000 to the Board of Education to avoid reductions in staff and services. Dean Volain, Democratic chairman of the Board of Finance, closed the meeting by stating, “We have heard you loud and clear.” One week later, the five Democrats on the Board of Finance established the final budgetary proposal without reinstating the Engineer II position or all of these funds to education. Ms. McCarty and Mr. Volain obviously did not hear us “loud and clear”, but instead chose to ignore the comments and support of hundreds of voters. North Haven is famous for its Town Meeting form of democracy. If we don’t value it, we will lose it. I am very concerned. Jean M. Pieper North Haven

No plan in sight To the editor: I have been listening to Ms McCarty tell the people of North Haven that she has a plan for North Haven since she was third selectman. Well, in reality, the evidence shows that Ms. McCarty does not have a plan and evidently never did. Just more smoke and mirrors for the North Haven people. Someone with a plan does not sign a contract and then ask for givebacks the day after. Someone with a plan does not hire a finance director after a year allowing the town to go without and then have that same finance director (who was paid six fig-

ures) resign after only two months. Someone with a plan does not give raises estimating between 15 to 18% costing the town $45,000 in a year when the entire country began seeking to reduce expenditures and looking for givebacks — months ago. Someone with a plan does not pay for salary survey after salary survey. Someone with a plan does not lay off one employee without being able to explain how the work will be done. Someone with a plan would not cease department head meetings and keep these experts out of the negotiation process. Someone with a plan does not utilize surplus funds for recurring expenses without any idea how to replace the money in next year’s budget, not to mention has no idea how to replace the money in our savings account. It won’t be long until we lose our AA2 bond rating! When I asked the Board of Finance chair, Mr. Volain, in October 2008, “What is the town doing to reduce expenditures? What is the plan since the average household is looking to spend less and individuals are developing their own plans?” He told me that this administration would develop a plan during the budget process. We are well into the budget process, and there still is no plan. I understand the budget process since I sat on the Board of Finance for many years. I also understand financial planning, and I am still waiting for a plan or at least some logical explanations for the policies and procedures this administration is instituting. Perhaps, we will see one soon because the First Selectwoman seems to take care of issues after the fact just like when she signed the contract for our firemen and then asked for givebacks before the ink was dry. Deborah Ward-O’Brien North Haven

Irresponsible use of education funds To the editor: Two years ago, the state gave North Haven an extra $930,000 in education fund-

ing. I publicly tried to get that money put aside for education. Janet McCarty, then the minority selectman, tried to do this behind the scenes, but Kevin Kopetz opposed her. The Board of Finance voted to use the entire $930,000 in education funds to cut taxes, with no objection from the Board of Education or either political party. When things were good, in an election year, taxes were cut instead of putting the money aside for education needs in the future. Now that things are bad, in another election year, we have the choice of raiding other funds that have been put aside, making cuts in education, or raising taxes. If those education funds hadn’t been given away, we would have enough to cover our education needs, this year and next year. One lesson we need to learn is that, when things are good, we can’t expect our politicians to focus so much on taxes, to the detriment of future town needs. And we also can’t let the very people who gave away our education funds, for short-term political purposes, complain now about raiding what funds are available. If they had been responsible with our education funds two years ago, we wouldn’t be in such a bind now. Robert Wechsler North Haven

Soldier’s photo struck a chord To the editor: I was pleased to read the arti-

cle, entitled “Yaccarino returns safely from Iraq”, published in The North Haven Citizen. There are never enough articles such as this one, which honored Daniel Yaccarino’s return home from military duty in Iraq. The young men serving in our military certainly deserve our praise. However, I feel the impact of the article was diminished by the accompanying photograph of Daniel. It is reminiscent of photos of young Muslim jihad terrorists we’ve seen all too often in the news. I feel badly saying this, but that is the way it struck me. Martin S. Regan North Haven

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To the editor: We all saw some disappointing things at the Board of Finance meeting the other night. Bob Burns is still going to lose his job in this budget, even though $1.2 million is being added thanks to CRRA, Volain is banking on mystical revenue but there was one aspect to the meeting that bothered me above everything else. Marty Piccirillo’s behavior at the meeting was appalling. Not only did he use an expletive during the meeting, a first I’m told, but he also left the meeting early. What was even more shocking was that he called the discussion of Mr. Burn’s position a bunch of bull——. I’m astonished to hear that he thinks that low of Mr. Burns. Leading up to this by the way his behavior in the meeting, trying to rush things along, looking at his watch basically showed that he had no intention to be there. This is not surprising to me because Marty’s lack of professionalism and dedication has been evident all throughout his term. I would normally tolerate this from a volunteer but he is an elected official. He campaigned to the people of North Haven that he would give his 100 percent and act with dignity on this board. Well that’s out the window at this point. So I am formally asking Mr. Piccirillo to do one of two things: 1. Step down from the board immediately. With his absence the Democrats can still keep a 4 to 3 majority. 2. He should officially an-

nounce that he will not seek re-election. We need responsible people leading this town and making tough decisions. If the actions of Mr. Piccirillo prove anything that is that he is not able to do either. Chris Peterson North Haven

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business people are allowed to keep a registered firearm in their residence or place of business, as long as a certified firearm handler transports the gun to the premises. Although DiCarlo has not formed an opinion on the matter, he said that he was familiar with President Obama’s public support during his presidential campaign for the ban on sales of “assault weapons” to civilians, and could see it as a catalyst to the increase in applications. Another reason for the hike, derived from Obama’s suggested ban, may be a public misconception on the definition of “assault weapon.” “Assault weapon” has historically been a nebulous term. Generally, an assault weapon is similar in appearance to a military-grade weapon except that an assault weapon is semi-automatic, meaning that only a single shot is fired by squeezing the weapon’s trigger. An “assault weapon” is defined by U.S. law as a pistol, rifle, or semi-automatic shotgun capable of accepting both a detachable magazine and two or more of a number of military-style upgrades, including folding or telescoping stock, a flash suppressor, a grenade launcher, or a pistol grip for a rifle or shotgun. An assault weapon would represent a significant upgrade over the commonplace pistol or revolver that a resident could carry in public with a permit. The Connecticut Firearms Laws Reference Guide defines a commonplace “pistol” or “revolver” – the only type of gun which is eligible to be carried in public by civilians- as “any firearm having a barrel less than 12 inches in length.” Such a definition of a pistol or revolver would not be considered an assault weapon. A country-wide ban on the sales of assault weapons to civilians was passed by Congress in 1994, and was allowed to expire in 2004 after several national studies found little correlation between the ban and a decrease in gun violence. The ban only applied to weapons manufactured after the date

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of its ratification, a stipulation that would probably be present in any future legislation. During his presidential race, Obama spoke of reviving the nationwide ban on the public’s purchasing of assault weapons. Since taking office, Obama has spent little effort on the ban, except in stating that although he still favors it, it may prove too difficult to see the fruition of the assault weapon ban. The president has also considered enforcing stricter laws against sending assault weapons over the border to Mexico, fearing that the U.S. may be fueling the violence caused by drug cartels in the neighboring country. This is not the first rise that DiCarlo has seen in North Haven pistol permit applications, he said, as a similar hike took place in the months after Sept. 11. A North Haven resident or businessperson over the age of 21 who wishes to receive a temporary permit to carry pistols must first obtain the correct forms from the police department. After completion, the forms must be returned in addition to a copy of fingerprints for the state, several application fees, a copy of birth certificate, the make, caliber, barrel length, and cereal number of pistols in possession, and proof of completion of a course in the safety and use of handguns, which can be earned with an instructor at an NRA-approved course. The application information is then verified and the applicant is investigated by Kirschner. The sergeant references the applicant’s birth certificate and work record to determine eligibility. Kirschner will contact the Department of Health Services and the FBI to search for mental health issues and a criminal past. Any past restraining orders involving force or felony convictions will inhibit a permit, as will a number of misdemeanors, including certain degrees of illegal possession of firearms, criminally negligent homicide, unlawful re-

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, April 24, 2009



Monday’s softball game suspended by bad weather

Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky

Senior third baseman Sam Criscuolo, junior shortstop Allie Doheny, and senior pitcher Jenn Cruver, celebrate after an out was made in the rain in the first inning. Monday’s game, versus Wilbur Cross, was suspened because of wind, rain and hail with North Haven in the lead 1-0. The game Sophomore second baseman Amanda Rizzo covers was expected to be resched- first base and makes an out in the first inning. uled for this Saturday. At left, Jenn Cruver pitched through rain drops during the first inning.

At right, sophomore Melanie Abbott leads off second after driving in the game’s only run in the first inning.

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, April 24, 2009

A welcome donation Brenda Howlett, director of fields for the North Haven Soccer Club, received a medical first aid kit donated by Nelson Ambulance Service of North Haven. The kit was presented to the club by Franklin Quicksey, the education and compliance director for Nelson. Three kits were donated by Nelson’s owner Saleem Khan to North Haven’s youth sports clubs.

Citizen photo by Howard Eckels

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Scoring a goal each for the Indians was Cole Pecora, Nick Sagnella and Ethan Suraci, with James Fredericks scoring twice. Zack Odell in goal held Branford to just two goals in the 5-2 victory. The boys U-13 team was expected to open its season on April 23, hosting Guilford on the Recreation Center Field. Submitted by Brian Suraci

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The New Haven Power Squadron is hosting a wine tasting on Monday, April 27, 6 to 10 p.m. to benefit the scouts of Sea Scouts Ship 1, at Sage On The Water, 100 S. Water St., New Haven. The New Haven Power Squadron is a local unit of the United States Power Squadron, a national non-profit boating education organization dedicated to educating boaters to be safe and responsible while on the water. Enjoy fine wines, good food, and a great view of New Haven Harbor. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Sea Scout Ship 1. Sea Scout Ship 1 serves young men and women from New Haven and surrounding communities, developing character, citizenship, fitness, and leadership through an exciting program of maritime and boating skills, and sailing. Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets call Art Andrea at (203) 468-1210.

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Tennis ladder competition The Town of Hamden Department of Parks and Recreation is forming a tennis ladder competition that will start up on Thursday, May 7. The ladder competition will be held on Thursday evenings at the Hamden High School tennis courts (next to the ice rink on Mix Avenue) and is open to men and women over the ages of 21. This will be a social/recreational outlet for adults who want to play tennis against other people. This activity is being spearheaded by some dynamic volunteers, and there is no fee for participating. For further information please call John at (203) 5624674.

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Northwestern University Sara L. Peck, of North Haven, a student in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, class of 2011, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall quarter for the 200809 academic year. Students on the dean’s list have attained a grade point average of at least 3.70/4.0. Berklee College of Music Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass., announces that Ryan McLoughlin, of North Haven, has earned placement on the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2008 year. Ryan is the son of Bernard and Deborah McLoughlin, and a 2007 graduate of North Haven High School. Ryan, a professional music major, is the bassist for the Boston-based rock group, Same Mistake Twice, which features American Idol’s Alisha Dixon as lead singer. 1099131

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University of North Carolina Service and leadership awards were presented by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., on April 15. John Setian Powell, son of Henry and Margaret Powell of North Haven, was awarded the Josephus Daniels Scholarship Medal, to the senior midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps with the highest average in academic courses. Fairfield University North Haven resident, Jennifer Golia, a junior at Fairfield University, Fairfield, was inducted as a member of the Connecticut Gamma Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society. To qualify, a junior or senior student must rank in the top

Clarkson University Garrett D. Liddil, of North Haven, has been named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2008 semester at Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y. He is majoring in biomolecular science.

Honor Society Notre Dame High School The following students from North Haven were inducted into the National Honor Society at Notre Dame High School, West Haven: Stephen Caifa, Ettore Carchia, Jonathan Dahlstrom, and James Redman. Marian Whitney was inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Dahlstrom and Redman were also inducted into the


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School, class of 1959. He worked for O.F. Mossberg & Sons for 44 years until his retirement. Besides family, he had a great love of sports and was known to be a quiet personable man without a bad word to say of anyone. He is survived by his children, Maureen (Ken) Ildefonso, Paulette McInnis, Donald (Karen) McInnis, and Daniel McInnis, all of North Haven; a sister, Patricia McInnis, of Washington D.C.; 11 grandchildren and one greatgrandson. Funeral services were held April 21 at Montowese Baptist Church. Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, New Haven, was in charge of arrangements.

Grace Sieracki

Grace DeLuca (LaRosa) Sieracki, 71, wife of Robert Sieracki Sr., died on April 18, 2009, at home after a brief ill-

ness. Born in Meriden, June 30, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Barillaro) LaRosa. She was a lifelong resident of Meriden and graduated from Meriden High School, class of 1955. Mrs. Sieracki was employed by JC Penney as a sales clerk, retiring in 2003. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society. Grace was known as a very loving wife and mother who always put her family first. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. Everyone that knew Grace knew her passion for cooking was a gift shared from her heart. She might have been petite in stature but “huge in heart”; she will be missed but never forgotten. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, George and Linda DeLuca, of Wolcott, Steven and Jeannine DeLuca, of Meriden,

and Vincent DeLuca, of Prospect; three grandchildren, Brittney DeLuca, of Southington, Paige DeLuca, of Meriden, and Alyse DeLuca, of Wolcott; one greatgrandchild, Arianna Grace Keyworth, of Southington; two sisters, Theresea Furino, of North Haven, Claudia Crooker and her husband, Kenneth, of Southington; one brother, Dominic LaRosa and his wife, Gloria, of West Hartford; one stepdaughter, Linda Grant, of Meriden; one stepson, Robert Sieracki Jr., of Plymouth. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, George G. DeLuca, who died in 1972; and her brother-inlaw, Anthony “Chic” Furino. A funeral service was held April 22 at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, Meriden. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Memorial donations may be made to the Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, 267 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.

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allowed the town to make several recent emergency purchases, including new utility vehicles. BOE budget cuts will not affect services Volain commented on the education budget, saying that he had spoken with Superintendent Sara-Jane R. Querfeld. The chairman said that while Querfeld would “naturally like her budget to be better,” she assured him that “there would be no change in services” with the current

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straint, assault, threatening, reckless endangerment, rioting, and stalking. Kirschner will also take into consideration an applicant’s motor vehicle, state police, North Haven Police, and tax payer records. “Ninety-eight percent of permits are approved,” DiCarlo said, adding that a denial can be appealed to the Board of Firearm Permit Examiners, although the state department is backlogged “a year and a half.” The North Haven Police’s backlog typically results in a 60-day waiting period for a permit to be issued, exacerbated by the state’s backlog in running the applicant’s fingerprints. The average applicant with a clean record will require four hours of background investigation, Kirschner said, with the police sparing no additional time for questionable permits.

“One applicant had an arrest in Minnesota, and we didn’t have a copy of the arrest,” Kirschner said, “so we had to call up the police and the people involved to get their sides of the story.” All this work is eating into Kirschner’s time in uniform. “The problem with gun permits is that they have tripled [Kirschner’s] work load every week,” DiCarlo said. “They drain how we can use him.” Adding to the strain is that the North Haven police department itself does not charge for the work that goes into processing the permits, DiCarlo added. The only fees are $35 to the Town of North Haven for processing the fingerprints with the state, and $19.25 to the Department of Public Safety. Once Kirschner approves an application, it is sent to DiCarlo who can authorize a temporary, 60-day pistol permit. During this time period, the holder of the temporary permit must apply to the state’s Department of Safety

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Friday, April 24, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Remember When: The Scrapbook

Editor’s note: The Citizen will be featuring a column called Remember When, written by North Haven resident Paul Colella. The column focuses on the interesting, poignant, and historically valuable stories of local residents. If you have an idea for a future column or a story you’d like to tell, e-mail Paul at Photographs, letters, cards, certificates, and newspaper clippings are a wealth of memories stored in an album, scrapbook, box, chest, dresser or desk drawer. These keepsakes are the remnants of the people and events of days past and present. While sitting in her living room at home, North Haven resident Philomena Gambardella, looks through the many pages of a red covered scrapbook. As she turns the pages, the pictures and memorabilia tell wonderful stories and trigger cherished memories. This is her story. Since she was a little girl, Philomena always collected and saved things that she felt had sentimental value. She believed in filing or storing away letters, cards, pictures, and certificates so that as time went on, she could have something to remember. “I always enjoyed receiving cards, letters, and notes from family and friends,” recalled Philomena. “They were so precious and I did not want to discard them, so I would store them in shoe boxes under my bed.” As she grew older, Philomena found herself with quite a collection of shoe boxes and a lack of space to put them, so with her mother’s assistance, she sorted through all the boxes and kept only certain ones. She kept a few greeting cards, pictures of friends who had moved away, pictures of relatives living and deceased, and a few certificates she received while in school. One of her favorite photographs that she still has today is one of her and her classmates singing with the nuns in the choir at Sacred Heart School

in New Haven. “Music has a special place in my heart,” said Philomena. “It is no surprise that I would keep that picture all these years.” Of all her keepsakes, the red covered scrapbook is her favorite. Philomena looks at it often and displays it when people come to visit. The scrapbook is very special because it contains the achievements and pictures of her late husband Attilio who she loved dearly, her beloved children and grandchildren, and relatives and friends. Philomena put this book together as a keepsake to preserve the memories of Attilio, her family, and all those who have been a part of her life through the years. When she is gone, she hopes that the book will be passed onto future generations of Gambardellas. The book begins with memorabilia from Philomena’s high school years when she wrote letters to the servicemen overseas and their letters to her, copies of her column from the school newspaper called “Around the Globe With G.I. Joe,” and a few pictures of her high school graduation. Also there is a picture of her cousin Nicholas LaRosa who was in the Italian army during World War II. He and his infantry were captured and held prisoner at Fort Dix in New Jersey from March 1944 until the end of the war. Philomena and her parents went to visit Nicholas in prison. “My cousin and his fellow officers were glad to be captured because they were free from Mussolini and the battlefields,” said Philomena. “After the war, Nicholas returned to his beloved Italy, married, had a family, and still lives there today.” There is also a letter and photograph of a Japanese American girl named Helen who Philomena became pen pals with before the war. Unfortunately, after the bomb-

ing of Pearl Harbor, all Japanese Americans were sent to relocation camps including Helen and her family. Philomena never heard from her again. Another section is devoted to her children and grandchildren. Philomena has pictures of them ranging from infancy to adulthood. These pictures depict special gatherings on the holidays, family picnics and vacations, weddings, baptisms, anniversaries, sports and school events, and a particular one entitled moving day to North Haven in 1953. “When I look back on this section, beautiful memories flood my mind and my heart is filled with love and joy,” said Philomena. “I am grateful for my family.” A favorite and very treasured section in the scrapbook is the one dedicated to her husband Attilio who died from cancer a few years ago. Philomena’s husband was a man of courage, determination and generosity. He served in the army during World War II. He was wounded in action on July 7, 1944, in Europe. After his release from the hospital, he served in the air force with the 93rd Bomber Group in the campaign against Japan in 1945. For his bravery, Attilio received three Purple Hearts, a Bronze and a Silver Medal for meritorious achievement in grand combat against the armed enemy in war. Attilio attended Arnold College receiving a bachelor’s degree and worked as a physical education teacher at Truman Grammar School in New Haven. He later received his master’s degree from New York University and a sixth year certificate from Southern Connecticut State University. While he worked in the New Haven school system, he went from teacher, to vice-principal, to principal. Attilio received many awards and letters of accommodation for his accomplishments from digni-

taries, school officials, superintendents, and colleagues. During the summer, Attilio worked as a summer camp director at a camp for mentally challenged children sponsored by the New Haven Parks and Recreation. The camp was called Bruno’s Ranch located on west Shepherd Avenue in Hamden that opened in the summer of 1968. Attilio was in charge of providing all the activities. His daughters Eleanor and Frances, who were seven and eight years old at the time, assisted with the arts and crafts program. “A bus picked up the children and brought them to camp. Many of these children were shut-ins or institutionalized, and the camp gave them a chance to enjoy themselves,” recalled Philomena. “There was so much love and happiness as it is evident on the children’s faces in the pictures in my scrapbook.” Philomena’s daughter, Frances, was so touched by the experience that she became a special education teacher. She also went with her father on Saturdays to Conte School in New Haven to work with disabled children. When he retired in 1981, Attilio was honored at a retirement dinner by former Superintendent Gerald N. Tirozzi. During his retirement years, Attilio was very active in volunteer work. He was chairman of the Columbus Day Parade, participated in North Haven’s Tercentenary celebration, and continued to be an advocate and volunteer for children and education. “My husband loved what he did, and he was good at getting things done and reaching out to people from all walks of life,” said Philomena with a smile. “A person’s success in life should not be measured by position or wealth, but how he or she is looked upon by

his or her peers. And my scrapbook with its pictures and memorabilia is evident of that.” When the actions of a particular event or era are over and we look back in history, we understand more or less what has taken place by reading or studying about it or listening to stories told by the people who lived during those times. For Philomena, she has stored these memories not only in the archives of her mind, but she has preserved them in a scrapbook that has pages filled with memories of wonderful stories. Life will fade, people will come and go, but the memories will remain. Let your mind remember and your heart ponder the memories of yesterday for they bring comfort and hope for today and tomorrow. Philomena’s scrapbook symbolizes a journey through time reflecting the days gone by, lived by the people who are so deeply cherished, and depicts what we were, where we have been, and who we are. It is this purpose of not forgetting that makes us remember, so while we can, we should remember when.

Theater auditions InterAct Summer Theatre for children ages 11 to 16 is now accepting applications for their summer theatre production of the musical “Godspell.” “Godspell” draws from various theatrical traditions such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville. The program will run from July 6 to Aug. 1, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be held at ACES Educational Center for Arts, 55 Audubon St., New Haven. For brochure and registration please call Director Ingrid Schaeffer at (203) 795-9011. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Coming next week...Patriots and Scoundrels, Part III


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, April 24, 2009


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JOBS ■ TAG SALES ■ CARS ■ HOMES ■ PETS ■ RENTALS ■ ITEMS FOR SALE ■ SERVICE DIRECTORY LOST & FOUND FOUND-Black kitten approx. 6 month old. Vicinity of Plantsville around Prospect Ave & Mt. Vernon Rd. Very friendly. Please call to claim 860-276-1160 LOST-Grey tiger female cat is pregrant. Vicinity of Rockhill School area, Wallingford. Call 203-265-2788 LOST: Large women’s brown wallet on 4/25, Important info please call 203-634-6891 REWARD!!

AUTOMOBILES BMW 1985 5-Series Charcoal / Red Leather Interior Runs & drives. Needs Minor Mechanical. $800 or OBO. Call Don after 6pm @ 203-237-1339

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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. FORD Mustang GT Convertible 2001- Excellent condition. Red. Tan top, tan leather, new tires, low miles. $10,000/best offer. (203) 537-9198


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AUTO PARTS 2008 Mustang GT Never used tires and Mag wheels. $100. (203) 537-9198

4 TIRES Pirelli 205/60R15-less than 500 miles pd $525.00 fall 2008. Asking $350. Call John 203-535-5391

CADILLAC 1984 Eldorado All power, locking spokes, leather gut, blue w/white landau. $2000. Call 860-628-2844 noon til 8pm.

JEEP Grand Cherokee 1997150K, leather interior, power everything. $2500. Call (860) 729-1316 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

PARTING OUT 81 GMC Sierra 4x4 pickup 92 Nissan Standard 4x4, power, 3.0, V-6 87 Jeep Larado 4x4, 4dr, 6 cyl 77 Olds Cutlass nose 77 or 78 Chevy Malibu Nose, 1 ea. 78 Chevy Malibu 79 Chevy Impala Nose 76 Pontiac Ventura Nose 79 Ford T-bird nose 80 Ford 6 ft. truck bed & 2 fenders & radiator support. 93 GM 4.3 V6 engine 69 Cuda 340 V-8 engine. Some work. Henry 203-317-0173

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Boston Terrier, Shih-Tsu, Labs - Yellow & Black $350 plus. Call 860-930-4001. FEMALE Cat Small tiger. Abandoned by owners when they moved away. Free to good home. Please call (203) 2693697 before 7pm. FREE to good home. Approx 1 year old neutered mostly black white on chest, German Shepherd part Great Dane. Nice dog needs large home & yard. Up to date with shots. 203-379-0776 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

LAWN & GARDEN CORDLESS grass trimmer; extra cutting line; excellent condition. $20.00. (203) 237-7330 CRAFTSMAN garden tractor. Auto shift, 3 bin bagger, 46in mower, 48in plow. $800. Call 860-276-9607 CRAFTSMAN Lawn tractor- 2 yrs old. 21 HP, 42” mower, 6 speed. elec. start with 34”x15”x60” steel cart. $1200. (203) 265-0607 RASPBERRY plants Fall gold & red. (50) $1/each. Call 203-235-4268

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS FLOOR Jack-Weaver 5000lb. LoHi Draulic floor Jack $100. Call 203-996-9866

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES CHEVROLET VENTURE 2001 Warner Brothers Edition. High mileage. Runs very well. Reliable. Needs some mechanical work. $2,000 or best offer. Call Mike (203) 530-5057. CHEVY Monte Carlo LS 2002 70k, excellent throughout. $4,950 TOYOTA Camry 2001 Loaded! Excellent. $5,750. (203) 213-1142

SAAB 9-5 2004 sedan. Tan Alarm system. Excellent condition. HTD Leather seats, new tires and wipers, cd, 5 spd 2.3 T 78000 HWY. $4800 or best offer. (860)561-0549

TRAILER HITCH 96-04 Pathfinder with Haynes repair manual. $75.00 203-265-1070


CLASSIC & ANTIQUES DODGE NEON 2003, asking $6200 Good condition, 60,000 miles, 4 dr black sedan, pw & locks. Sunroof, air, CD player. (203) 269-1566

1964 kennedy silver unc. Half dollars 4 for $65 203 269 7526

21 FT BAYLINER cutty cabin 1987 with 130 hp Evinrude ob 1997 and loadrite trailer, low hrs,great shape. Fun boat. $4800 Call Bob @ 203-314-3412

4 CUSHION Couch, beige w/light floral print, $75; Maple coffee table w/matching end table, $75; Queen Anne needlepoint chair, $30. (203) 265-0607 ANTIQUE brass 5 globe hanging light fixture. $35.203-630-0841 ANTIQUE wicker couch coffee table rocking chair, white. $100. Call 203-269-9579 CHAIRS DEXTRAL HERITAGE BLUE & GOLD 2 FOR $100. CALL 203-269-5161 COMPUTER desk & chair $30 OBO. Call 203-440-1202 leave message.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES COUCH for sale. Asking $350.00. Tan, Suede, like new condition. Used for 6 months. Call 860-480-3120.


COUCH, dark blue full size, can deliver. $50 860-682-4435 CRIB mattress Excellent condition. $75 Call 203-500-2946 DINETTE SET white ceramic tile top, 52x34, w/ 4 chairs, exc. cond. $175 or best offer. Call (203) 269-1881 ELECTRIC lift Craftmatic style bed twin size. $100. Call 203-634-0048 FREE-Queen size box & mattress. Excellent condition. You must pick up. 203-314-4444 GE MICROWAVE oven, $150; Maytag Gemini 2 oven, white, $400. Side by side, almond, refrigerator, 23 cu. ft. $450. (203) 235-7068 HITCHCOCK STACK TABLES $100. Call 860-426-1214 LARGE multi-level corner desk w/cabinet. Call Patrick 203521-8341 MAYTAG washing machine largeload good cond. Asking $100. Call 860-316-5058 MOVING Oak Entertainment center - $200. Maple Dresser, Chest & Nightstand- $200. Couch w/Recliners $100. Swivel Rocker $50. $(860) 793-8903

REFRIGERATOR 14 cu. ft (GE Hotpoint) - $ 85 AIR CONDITIONER 5000 btu (Fedders Lloyd) - $ 65 Call (203) 608-0457 REFRIGERATOR 23 cubic ft, almond $225; STOVE GE elec, almond w/black flat top $300; DISHWASHER Magic Chef black $125; MICROWAVE Amana black $75. All great condition (renovating kitchen); OR $600 for all. Call 203 694-8497 6am - 4pm; After 4 call 203 494-9154 or 203 238-4136 RUG 5x7 cranberry/seafoam/ taupe, fringed. Exc. $35 (203) 294-9696 STOVE & refrigerator. Very good condition. $60/each. $100/ both. U take away! Call 203-927-4342 please leave message.

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Friday, April 24, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen FURNITURE & APPLIANCES



1-2 ITEMS Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 CERAMIC kilns, 24x27, Gair kilns, $300/each. 800 pieces of bisque, some paint, some equipment, negotiable. Call (203) 237-6316, leave message

PROFORM 400 GI treadmill, Sportcraft Turbo Air Hockey Table, Everlast Punching Sand Bag, Kenmore Free Standing Freezer I'm moving ... Call Laurie w/ Best Offer @ 203-2342023

STEEL BUILDING PKG 18 x 21 Door & Anchor Bolt Incl Reg $8,200 Now $4,845 + Code Adj. Other Sizes Avail Big & Small Erection Avail Source #11S Phone #860-237-4588



ALL OLDER COSTUME JEWELRY WANTED Especially Napier. 203-530-8109 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

6FT bar curve exclent $50 203-269-5120 or 203-589-1259

2 COLEMAN folding aluminum cots. Used once. $10 each. (203)265-3519



AUTOGRAPHED Carlton Fisk baseball. $90. Call 860-480-3120

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BASEBALL umpire full-hd helmet. Brnd New Condtn. $95.00 Call 860-628-6964

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

ADULT SCOOTER- $900. Paid $1800. 500 baseball cards, only top players, for sale. Call (203) 317-7181

INFLATABLE kayak with paddles & pump. Brand new. $85 or best offer. Call 860-966-8379

EXCERCYCLE Stationary, 1/4 HP Motor. $35. Call (203) 237-5033

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.

MUSH HAGGLERS Heated Indoor Flea Market & Tag Sale. Dealers wanted. Daily or monthly rental. Fri, Sat, Sun. 84. 203-213-1248. 387 S. Colony St, Meriden. (Down the st. Chef’s Hat Pizza). Antiques, furn., hand-made jewelry. Free coffee! New Items Daily! Come in, let’s haggle! 1109928

PLAYSCAPE for sale. 5 years old. Slide, 2 swings, monkey bars rock wall and more. Asking $550.00-take and go! Call 860-480-3120.


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BIKE attachment {tag along} perfect for kids. $50 Call 860-829-2809

MITCHELL 300 Fishing reel Ex cond. $50. 860-684-7966

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 REI NEW 2-Person BackPackers Tent. List $180, now $50. (203)265-3519


WW I & WW II Japanese & German Swords, Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Daggers, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS 18’ ROUND used solar pool cover. Good Condition. $40. Call 203-630-9620

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

HOUSES FOR RENT CHESHIRE $2900/mo. Stately 2900SF Colonial built with the finest of materials. Gorgeous jade FP, inlaid wood flooring, mahogany trim and chef’s kitchen. Luxurious master bath. Convenient location. Linda 203-272-1234

WLFD 3BR, 1 1/2b Col centrally located. $1600/mo. Rem EIK, 1st fl FR, off-st park, some pets ok. 2 mo sec dep, 1mo rent req. Refs required. Call Kathy 203265-5618 x690. Avail 3/1.


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20” BASS drum, red sparkle. Only $35. 203-634-0809. GUITAR Epiphone FT-14. $99.00 Contact Warren 203-269-9070

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CHESHIRE 2-3BR, 1.5 bath unfurnished. 3 fireplaces, patio, located on private drive, $1250 per month. Security, references. Pets ok. Call 203-272-8687 MERIDEN- 2 or 3BRs, 2 full baths, FP, garage, east side. Charming! Sec. & refs. $1200/mo. 203-237-6575. WALLINGFORD -i 91 accessible. Split level. 3 full baths. 3 BRs. 2 car garage. Hardwood floors. Fireplace. Refs & Credit check. $1875/mo 203-265-5729


ELECTRONICS GARMIN GPS with Window suction mount or dashboard holder $100. Call 203- 996-9866

MERIDEN $1150, Heat & hot water included. 2 BR townhouse, 1.50 baths, garage, end unit. Sec dep & credit check. Call 203-2355551


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, April 24, 2009


MERIDEN Comfortable 1 BR Appliances, laundry, storage, AC and pool. Heat & HW included. $775/mo. (203) 206-5025 MERIDEN- 2BR condo for rent in Mattabasset. Garage attached. $1300. (203) 3176235 MERIDEN- Strawberry Hill 2 BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, appls, w/d, AC, deck, 1 car garage. $1035/mo. + utils. (860) 6883238 SOUTHINGTON- Cream puff end unit condo! 2/3BRs, new kit./baths, garage, decks, appls, c/a, gas heat. $1300/mo. Pets ok. (860) 778-1833 WLFD - NEW 2BR with central air, gas heat, fully applianced, No pets. Call 203-464-8066 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 YALESVILLE-1BR, 1 bath, all appls incld W/D, C/Heat & air, exercise facility, patio & BBQ area. Call 203-464-8066

BRANFORD John B. Sliney Apartments, 21 Rice Terrace, Branford. One bedroom units, age 62 & 0ver. Rental assistance available. Utilities included in rent. On-site laundry & parking. Accepting applications for wait list only. Applications processed according to order received.

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Ground fl furnished studio 2Rm effic, $845/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Electricity incld. E. Side, very clean. Off-st park. 203-630-3823 or 203-634-1195, 12pm-8pm MERIDEN Lg 1BR. 1 1/2 baths, 2 levels. New appliances, washer & dryer included. Secure Parking. $750 + utils. (860) 214-4852

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Spacious 1 BR Apt. New owners, Remodeled. Heat & HW incl. $650+. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR East side. 1st floor. On a quiet street. $1,175. No pets. (203)440-2779 MERIDEN 3rd flr, 2BR, stove, fridge. No pets. $750 + dep. No utils. We speak Spanish & English. 203-675-7413/203-886-9131 SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St, 2nd flr. April ‘09 Free. $850/month. No pets. RENTED!


2 BR $775+/MONTH Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off street Parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BRs, 1 bath (w/Radiant heat floors), all remodeled, brand new appliances, 1 1/2 mos. security. Credit check. No pets. $850. Call (203) 265-5980 MERIDEN- 4BR, 1 bath, 2 LRs, fridge & stove, HW/heat included. $1200/mo. Call (203) 238-3311 MERIDEN- 5 rms, 3BRs, 2 full baths. Completely remodeled. Section 8 approved. $1150/mo. 2 mo. security deposit. Call (203) 634-6646 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890 MERIDEN-Studio apt. Center of town. $450/mo + utils. 1BR, $575/mo +utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042

MERIDEN-177 Foster St. Renovated, 1st fl, 2BR. $875. 2nd fl, 3/4BRs, W/D hkup. $1100. Sect 8 appr’d. Stove, refrig, micro, lg yd, off-st park. 203-634-3210

MERIDEN-60 Prospect St. 2nd Fl. 3BR apt. 1 off-street parking. W/D hookup. $850/mo. Sect 8 approved. 203-376-5599. NO. HAVEN. 2 BR home for rent, w/d included. Avail immed. No smoking, no pets. Conv. location. $1100/mo. Contact Jeff Citak at 203-269-4663 ext 302. Re/Max Colony PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919

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 • Tours daily Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 330 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTH MERIDEN - 1BR Apt. 2nd floor, appliances, laundry facility. No utilities. No pets. No smoking. $675 month. Security deposit req. Call 203-238-7562


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apt From $650. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED APTS + RMS: ALL Incl Heat, Elect, HW. Ground fl furnished effic, $210/wk + sec. RMs $130 wk + sec. 203630-3823 12pm-8pm. MERIDEN - 1st flr, 1BR, HW incld. $675. Good credit. No pets. 860-620-9658 leave msg. MERIDEN - 2BR, 3rd flr, w/d hookup, off st. parking. Garage optional. Quiet building. 71-73 Randolph Ave. Avail now. $800 1mo sec. 203-641-8483 MERIDEN - 3BR, new paint, new tile, new carpetm, new appl’s, garage. Springdale. $900/ mo. Lease. 203-996-7379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN 1 & 2RM EFFICIENCY $450 & $550. Some incld utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1 BR. Stove & Refrigerator. $775 per month. Includes heat & hot water. Prime location. (203) 213-6175 or 203-376-2160 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs Available. $700, $900 & $1,000. Heat & HW included. Off street parking. No pets allowed. Ask for David (203) 630-6661 or 203-444-6901 MERIDEN 1st floor, 1 BR, 3 rooms, stove/fridge, washer hook up, gas heat, $675 mo. Avail Now! 203-284-5843 MERIDEN 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. 2nd Floor. $750/mo+Util. No pets. Nice street near MidState. 860-262-2464 MERIDEN 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath. 197 Hobart Street, no pets, $1025/ mo. 203-284-9016 between 12-5pm


SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON- 1st flr, newly remodeled, 1-2BRs, w/d, c/a. Lg. deck, utils. included. Near 691 & 84. Avail. now (860) 680-1204 SOUTHINGTON- Rooms & apts now avail. Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208 SOUTHINGTON-3BR, 2nd flr. LR, big kit & bath, gar, laundry. $850/ mo. 17 Bristol St. No pets. Credit check. Open House Sun 4pm-5pm back dr. 203 699-9143 WALLINGFORD - Curtis Ave. near Choate, 5 rooms, 2 Br., 1st floor, Appl., hardwood flrs, porch, w/d hookups, Gar, no pets, credit check. $1000 plus sec & utils. Call 203-265-9871/203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, stove & refrigerator. $750 per month. (203) 213-6175 or 203-3762160 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd FL. $725. Stove, refrig & dishwasher. Off street parking. Balcony. No smoking. No pets. Credit check. 203-269-9149 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, stove & fridge, w/d in bsmt, $800 + utilities. No pets. Credit application. Call (203) 2840741 WALLINGFORD 2 BRs, 1 Bath. Big kitchen, Living Rm. No pets. No smoking. $850 & 1 month security. Call 203-5003884 or (203) 265-8016 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 3rd flr, wall-to-wall carpet, W/D hookup. Two off street parking spaces. $800 + security. No pets. Avail 5/1. 203-213-3560

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Great Location, N. Main St. Near Choate area. 5 Remodeled Rms w/storage space. 2nd flr. New appliances. WD hookup. Off st. parking. No smoking. $1300/mo + 1 mo sec & refs. (203) 269-7671

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-Suhny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, w/d in bsmt, porch, $1000 + util & sec. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Good credit. Spacious 3rd flr, 4 rms, appls, $800 + util. Call Tom 203-889-1940

WALLINGFORD- 1st flr, 2BRs, 5 rooms, stove & refrigerator. All utils included. $1200 + sec. (203) 949-9196 WALLINGFORD- 2BR 2nd flr, 50 Lee Ave. No smoking or pets. $800 per month. (203) 444-5722

WALLINGFORD 2BR,2 bath, Convenient loc, Bright! New paint/carpet! All apliances W/D, Private Balcony. Heat & A/C inc $1250/mo! Call 203395-5886

WALLINGFORD- 3BR, 1st floor, w/d hookup off kitchen. No smoking, no dogs or cats. Electric hot water. $1100/mo. 33 So. Elm St. Stacey 203-265-2713

WALLINGFORD 2BR. Near center, quiet, nice yard, off street parking. Avail 5/9. Call 203745-7329

WEST MERIDEN (2) 3BR 1 BA (1 3rd floor and 1 1st floor) $775 and $1100 + utilities 917-887-4092 WON’T LAST!

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN Clean safe 1st floor, furnished rm. Share kit & BA. $125/wkly. 1 wk sec req. Call 203-238-3369 leave message.

ROOMS FOR RENT BERLIN. Two bedrooms available on 2nd floor. Both w/beautiful view of pond & waterfall. Large, shared bath. Seperate entrance. Off-street parking. Quiet neighborhood. $150/week + 1/3 utilities. $500 security deposit required. A must see! 860-306-7598 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $130 per week plus security.

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


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VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 12-4 84 AVERY AVENUE, MERIDEN 2000SF Contemporary w/walkout bsmt. 3BRs, 2 1/2 baths, spacious kitc, open flr plan. Some amenities incl. granite counters, FP, 2 zone gas heat & C/A, hdwd flrs & jacuzzi. $299,900. 203-213-1219

WLFD East side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2bath, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car garage, level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $334,900 Al Criscuolo 203-2655618

MERIDEN Updated & immaculate 3BR Ranch, East side w/lg sunrm, gar, fin LL, HW fls, remod EIK & bath, updated roof & siding, CAIR & more. $189,900. Kathy (203) 235-3300

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YALESVILLE-Hartford Turnpike. Garage Bay for rent. 10ft overhead door, heat & running water avail. Call 203-641-4746


HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN- Split Level home $269,500 ++ East side locale. 9+ rooms, 2200 sq. ft. w/i closet, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Liv w/FP; dining area, ctry kitch, 3 season sunrm, full bsmt, shop, play, office. Walk up attic, 2 car garage. .32 acre lot, treed, private. Sale by owner. 203-6343440

MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 WALLINGFORD RT 5 - 1400 SF Office Space Parking lot/stop light/busy plaza. Negotiable terms. Free start-up rent. Make offer. (203)397-2009

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WLFD $199,900 A home with great bones! Updating needed, but much has been done. Newer mechanicals and windows, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, and full bath in lower level. 1 car garage. Linda 203265-5618

MERIDEN Our builder will buy your home at fair market value if it qualifies for our program, when you buy one of his homes. You can also find other homes for sale on our website. Visit us at Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

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MERIDEN- New construction on 1/3 Acre. 2,000 sq.ft. high efficiency home. 8 rooms featuring 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a 2 car garage. Starting at $329,900. Call P&M Custom Homes for more information at 203-238-3095.

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MERIDEN- For sale by owner. Commercial property. 4 1BR units - fully rented, plus restaurant - currently vacant but fully equipped. New roof, new electricity. 133 Hanover St. $325,000. (203) 912-9045

HELP WANTED CALL CENTER, 7p-3a and overnight shift avail. Looking for Inbound, customer service friendly, sales reps. Please call Tactical Marketing Solutions 203-284-6040 Ext 1970. CNC PROGRAMMERS MACHINIST with MILLING or LATHE experience. Please send resumes to DRIVERS: School Bus. $12.88/hr! P/T. CDL w/P/S End. 990 Northrop Rd. Wallingford, CT. 866-568-1683

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HUMAN SERVICES Program Instructors FT/PT/ Subs to provide supports to adults w/dev. disabilities in Meriden, Wlfd, New Haven. Prev Human Service exp req. Visit our website Send resume to: Fax: 203-269-1980 Mail: ACORD, Inc. 8 Fairfield Blvd Wlfd, CT 06492 or call for application. 203-269-3599 EOE

MYSTERY SHOPPERS Earn Up to $100/day! Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail & dining estab. Exp not req’d. 1-800-378-2859 TOWN FAIR TIRE Has part time Tire Changer positions available. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply in person at 994 North Colony Rd Wallingford.

HELP WANTED MYSTERY Shoppers Needed. Earn up to $150 per day. Undercover Shoppers needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Exp Not Required. Call Now 1-877-218-6211

PT Customer Service Rep Needed for heavy incoming/outgoing phone calls and data entry. Must possess excellent phone, computer, and people skills, and be willing to work as part of a team. Need to be able to handle extensive scheduling software and multi- phone lines. Hours must be flexible. Please email resume to: PT OR FT OUTSIDE SALES POSITION Co seeking responsible, experienced outside sales professional. If you want flexible hours and would like to earn $100-$900 per sale, call Bill at (860) 770-9851 or forward resume to fax 860-667-8310.

Summer Security Work Starting $10/hr Get paid to work outside in summer attire! SSC is recruiting for several temporary summer positions. Positions are F/T 1st, & 2nd shifts in the Prospect area. Must be available W/D & W/E. Apply at SSC, 201 Ann (Uccello) Street, 2nd Fl, Hartford, CT 06103. Must be18+, clear police & driving records, valid DL, reliable trans., & HSD/GED. Call 860-251-6717 EOE WAITSTAFF & COOKS WANTED For new restaurant opening. Minimum 3 yrs exp. Must have reliable transportation. FT/PT. Contact Jim (860) 505-8320

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TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2009/10 teaching positions: Elementary Level: Special Education Middle School Level: Special Education High School Level: Mathematics Department Head Systemwide: Special Education Department Head (middle/high school level). Visit our website @ for an application and mail ASAP to: Mr. Dale Wilson Personnel Office Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to (203) 949-6551

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Nursing Supervisor, Night Shift Gaylord- Connecticut’s premier long-term acute care hospital specializing in medically complex patient care, rehabilitation and sleep medicine-seeks a nursing supervisor to join its multidisciplinary, collaborative patient care team. The incumbent will provide clinical supervision of patient assessment and care, evaluate nursing activities to ensure quality patient care, and participate in training. This position will assume the Hospital Administrator role on the night shift. Requirements include current CT licensure, Associates degree; BSN preferred, and minimally 4 years acute care and supervisory experience. CRRN or Med/Surg certification within 2.5 years of start, ACLS completion within 6 months. Consider Gaylord Hospital where your strong clinical skills are valued, where average patient LOS is 25 days, and where a competitive salary and benefit package is offered. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

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

MORGAN Fence Co. Installation & Repair. No job to small! Owner operated. #HIC-623033 Call 203-886-8029 BICO FENCE - All types of quality fencing & repairs available. Professional installations. 20 years exp. Lic’d & ins’d. 203715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

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COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Upgrades, installs, repairs & viruses fixed at your home. DMT Computer Services. 203599-1097. After 5 - 860-424-1177

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

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


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GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-2389846 MC/Visa Accepted



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CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

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GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

HANDYPERSONS 15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. Home, Business or Job Site We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-269-3559

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HANDYPERSONS Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

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


DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane, Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Low rates. 203-3798944 Lic. #0389224.


MATTSON HOME IMPROVEMENT Free est. Quality. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459 E & D HOME ImprovementsComplete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307. VINCENZO D’ONOFRIO BATHROOM Remodeling, Concrete, Carpentry, Tile, Painting, Patio & Sidewalk Paving. CT Reg. #559333. (860) 628-2236

JUNK REMOVAL COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Clean Outs. Free estimates. Affordable rates. Call 203-715-2301



GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

JOE’S LAWN CARE, LLC Spring clean up, mowing, mulching, landscape work & irrigation service. 203-631-7444 Licensed, fully insured. #563805

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups. Full lawn maintenance. Comm. & Res. Top quality work. Ins., Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 Silver City Landscaping LLC Lawn Mowing/Spring Clean-up Lawn Power Seeding/Mulch Reliable Service 20yrs exp 203-537-8106 CT Reg# 622655


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


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 ALLEGRO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LLC. Specializing in sm. lawn maintenance, property clearing & seasonal clean-up. Full landscaping services including design & installation. Retaining walls & patios, stone/paver walkways, driveways, mulching & excavating #0965092. 203-687-1347

BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring Clean-ups, mowing, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

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

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A-1 QUALITY PAINTING INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC April Special! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #615483

Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008


203-639-0032 INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC APRIL SPECIAL! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #615483

ROOFING LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Built, no garden too small. 203-294-1160

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

GARDEN TILLING Insured. CT Reg#0603313 Call Kurt 203-376-7324 MATT D. Lawn Mowing. Affordable, dependable. 15 years experience. Will beat any quote. (860) 302-0990 ACE PROPERTIES MGT. Estate Services, Property Maintenance, Lawn Service, Attic, Basement & Garage Cleanout. Gardens Roto-Tilled. Free est. Fully insured. (203) 440-4280 ALLEGRO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LLC. Specializing in sm. lawn maintenance, property clearing & seasonal clean-up. Full landscaping services including design & installation. Retaining walls & patios, stone/paver walkways, driveways, mulching & excavating. #0965092. 203-687-1347


BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Spring Cleanup, Lawn Care, Hedge Trimming. Great pricing on seasonal or year contract. CT#619909 Call 203-715-2301



APOLLO PAINTING Int/Ext, Popcorn Ceilings, Powerwashing. Call Mike 203-974-2097 or 860-347-1355 CT# 613892



Gonzalez Construction

A KYLE LANDSCAPING Affordable lawn care in Meriden/ Wlfd. Lic & ins. CT Reg #622733. Call for est (860) 637-7294 JG LANDSCAPING LLC CT Reg # 580999. Services: Patios, Stone Walls, Spring Clean Ups. 203-265-5227


BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223 JOHN Biafore and Son Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING DAN - The Painter Man. Great work - best prices. CT Reg #0678307. Insured. (203) 376-8023 MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Rms from $75. Exteriors from $899. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319


CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372 CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970 SANDBLASTING We come to you. Snowplows, trailers, truck bodies, etc. Reasonable prices. Bill Coleman. 203-715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

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


PLUMBING & Piping Contractor Specializing in small jobs. Capable of doing new & large jobs. Lic# 204060. John 203-284-9744 or 203-500-5224 cell.

ROOFS R US WE BEAT ANY QUOTE! Siding, windows, gutters, carpentry. 41yrs exp. (203) 639-8389 CT #573358

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

Shamock Roofing

OFFICE Cleaning All your cleaning needs also provide floor refinishing and carpet cleaning Fully insured. I guarantee your satisfaction! Family owned. Upfront pricing.Jeff Ross 860919-7562 Owner Reliable, Office, Service, Specialist


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


Empire Construction, LLC


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

POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991 HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

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. YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 STUMP Grinding, tree removal. Spring Clean-up. Free est. CT Reg# 616391. 203-440-3142 TREE Cutting, stump grinding, wood chipping, bucket work. Fully ins’d & free estimates. Call anytime. 860-628-8830

$1000 Off Your Lowest Estimate.


POWERWASHING Spring Clean-up. Houses, RV’s, boats, etc. We clean it all! CT Reg# 616391. Call 203-235-7916


IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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

DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 #389224

ALL Types pool & spa serv. Complete service on pools & spas, above and inground liner replacement. Lic & ins. CT Reg 622885. Call (203) 537-9188


203-237-4124 an LLC co FAHEY Plumbing & Heating Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price


KATIE’S 203-284-0137 Reg #558927

Call us with your Marketplace ad now. (203) 238-1953

Reg #558927

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

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

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Advertise Call 24 Hours-a-Day 7 Days-a-Week

(203) 238-1953 or 1-800-228-6915 x2393 It’s About Time


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