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Ridge Road firehouse trip

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The kindergarten students and the transitional room from Ridge Road Elementary School visited the Ridge Road Firehouse on May 4. Students got to try on the fireman’s equipment, had a tour of the firehouse and also sat in the trucks. The children learned who to call in an emergency, what to do if there is a fire and the importance of smoke detectors.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Murder-suicide saddens those who knew the Vanacores By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen Authorities ruled a double shooting at a Pleasant Drive residence Monday as a murder-suicide, a second tragedy facing a local family in less than a decade. North Haven police responded to a 911 call at 2 Pleasant Drive at about 3:30 p.m. Monday to find two victims of gunshot wounds: Joan Vanacore, 70, and her husband, Thomas Vanacore, 73. Joan was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to Detective

Capt. James Merrithew, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. An autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington, determined Tuesday that both individuals died of a single separate gunshot wound to the head. Joan’s death was ruled a homicide and Thomas’ death was ruled a suicide. Police had been notified of the shootings by a visiting nurse employed at the residence. “She had just left for 20 minutes to run some errands,” Merrithew said, “and she returned home to find

See Vanacores, page 26

Missed deck fees uncovered in ongoing investigation of building department By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen As town hall officials open their building department forensic audit, in addition to state investigations, another potential issue may be $3,900 in missing permits for Stonehill Estates’ decks. According to the North Haven assessors’ online database, 26 of 41 units at Stonehill Estates, an adult condominium community at 130 State Street, have first or second floor decks. A building permit application filed May 21, 2003 for 20 Stonehill Estates units lists fee charges for first floor living space construction, second floor living space construction, and garage con-

struction. Space for deck construction fees has been left blank; no deck charges are listed. The permit is signed by North Haven building official Dave Maiden. A building permit application filed August 20, 2004 for the other units also lists fee charges for first and second floor living space construction, and garage construction, but does not include deck construction fees. No deck permits exist within Stonehill Estates’ building department file. Stonehill Estates’ proposed site plan, filed June 20, 2002 with the engineering department, does not show decks. The property’s as-

See Investigation, page 20


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 14, 2010

Government Brief

Summer youth employment and training program

The town of North Haven, with contingent funding from the Workforce Alliance, will offer an employment program for residents be-

tween the ages of 14 and 24, on or before July 1, 2010. Eligibility requirements for possible funding sources include: Federal Funds/Workforce Investment Act - 14 to 21 years old as of July 1, 2010

Web update

Inside Calendar.................21 Marketplace............27 Faith .......................10 Letters ....................14 Obituaries ...............11 Opinion...................15 Seniors ...................23 Sports.....................24

Last week’s poll question: How will you vote in the upcoming budget referendum. Of 19 respondents, 53 percent said yes while 47 percent said no. Poll question this week: If town budget must be reduced, where should cuts be made? Vote online at www.NorthHavenCitizen.com

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Friday, May 14, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Annual Hearing Discusses Tax Increase By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

During Monday’s budget hearing First Selectman Michael Freda said North Haven’s proposed $85.073 million 2010-11 budget, which represents a 3.42 mill increase, includes full preservation of town services. “I support this budget if people want to retain their services,” Freda said. “But if the budget is voted down, then I have no problem going back to the drawing board.” “I want the people to tell me what they want,” Freda added. Voting against the budget would necessitate further cutbacks of town employees and services. North Haven’s proposed 2010-11 budget is up for vote at May 18 referendum. The town side is $38.832 million, a $2.306 million or 6.3 percent increase over the 2009-10 budget, while education is $44.779 million, a $1.293 or 2.97 percent increase over the 2009-10 budget. The increases combined represent a $3.634 million, or 4.5 percent, increase over the town’s combined $84.439 million 2009-10 budget. Driving the increases is a

28 percent increase in Anthem’s cost to provide town employee health insurance. After factoring in what he projects as a $6.6 million revenue shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1, Freda said he expected North Haven’s mill rate would be raised to 26.9 mills. To calculate property taxes, residents divide the net assessed value of their property by one thousand, and then multiply the answer by the mill rate. For example, Freda said, a house with a net assessed value of $200,000, divided by 1,000, is 200. Multiply 200 times 26.9 mills to equal a 2010-11 fiscal year property tax of $5,380. Freda presented a list of services North Haven offers that other towns may not. Bulky waste pick-up costs town $170,000 yearly; the recycling center costs $130,000; the town pool is $400,000; and bulk leaf pickup is $475,000. Freda added that regular leaf pickup would only cost $200,000. “I believe we’re at a crossroads at North Haven,” Freda said. “I’ve chosen to take the approach that, in an effort to retain the same services we’ve come to enjoy, we did everything to cut our expenses.”

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Thomas O’Connor suggested voting against the budget to force the Board of Finance to ask town unions for concessions. “I’m beginning to feel like I’m at the mercy of the unions,” said Veronica Kivela. “I’m wondering, do we need to take a good hard look at union negotiations in town?” Additionally, Kivela said cutting bulk pick-up would be an easy reduction. “I think it’s a wonderful service, but is there anyone in the room who would be negatively affected by bulk pick-up being reduced to once a month?” she said. Mike Mele suggested using a portion of the town’s unappropriated fund bal-

ance, currently at 7.8 percent or $6.9 million, to reduce budget costs. Earlier, Freda said doing so would be unwise. “Although it does not look like there will be any reduction in state funding this year, 2012 looks to be a difficult fiscal year,” Freda said. “I’ve seen other municipalities use up the fund balance and quite frankly, they’re upside down.” John Opramolla spoke in favor of voting “yes” at referendum. “I look at the budget and I don’t see any waste,” he said. “If we vote ‘no,’ we will take a school system running well and wring it out. If we vote ‘no,’ I think we’re go-

See Budget, page 26


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 14, 2010

Residents question building department investigation By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Public comment at the May 6 Board of Selectmen meet included building department concerns and town employee sick and vacation time payments. In light of a newspaper report that North Haven had launched its own probe of Town Hall’s building department, in addition to an ongoing state attorney’s office investigation, speaker Gary Amato asked what both inspections were seeking. “The state attorney’s office, whom I’m dealing directly with, is responsible for determining whether there’s any criminal aspect to this investigation,” First

Selectman Michael Freda replied. “We know of no criminal activity, but we need to pursue that.” “The town internal investigation,” Freda continued, “that was a procedural investigation, in terms of process of permits, identifying whether fees were appropriately posted, whether fees were appropriately paid versus what fees were posted.” Originally, Freda said, town officials had engaged the state building official to scrutinize procedural inquiries. However, the delays of state-level bureaucracy led them to engage town attorney William Ryan for procedural reviews, along with outside auditing firm Kostin, Ruffkess & Co. LLC,

which examined the Community Services and Recreation Department after 2007’s scandal. “The procedural aspect is designed to determine if North Haven lost any fees from building permits,” Freda said. Amato worried that an individual under investigation had been allowed time to access Town Hall files which could potentially prove culpability. “We seem to have a problem, and it took three, four months to take action,” he said to Freda. “We had this problem four years ago, three years ago, where we left people in a situation around computers, documents, and files, and we

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Friday, May 14, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

North Haven music program fills trophy case By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

A left turn upon entering North Haven High School takes one to a series of ubiquitous glass cases displaying student awards. Football, baseball, softball, basketball, and even fencing are among sports commemorated here by wooden plaques and plastic, glossy trophies. One case, however, exhibits two dozen prizes garnered by an organization unrelated to athletics – the music program. From April 29 to May 2, NHHS choral, a capella, band, orchestra, and jazz groups traveled to Toronto for the Festival of Music, where they collected “excellent” and “superior” ratings, and multiple trophies, from event judges. “Our motivations are the ratings,” said NHHS music director Kenneth Tedeschi. “We try to achieve as many superior ratings as possible.” Tedeschi and choral director Ashleigh Holt have been leading music program trips

to the Festival of Music since 2001, following the event to Ocean City, Virginia Beach, Boston, Myrtle Beach, and Disney World. Superior status recognizes festival grades higher than 90 percent, while excellent represents grades between 80 and 90. Tedeschi said Toronto’s judges were local college professors, conductors, and performers. “I’m very proud of our kids,” Holt said. “They performed amazingly. The kids were fantastic. They couldn’t have done any better.” Departing on from the high school on Thursday at 6 a.m., four buses carried 162 students and 27 chaperones to Toronto, a 12-hour trek. Upon arriving at their Canadian destination, the students did not relax but instead rehearsed for Friday’s adjudications. After a 5 a.m. wakeup, North Haven’s musicians practiced or performed all day, as groups went before judges from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Singers took stage at York University while band

members played on University of Toronto’s main recital hall. Concert choir, select choir, and the a capella ensemble “Men of Note” received excellent ratings, while orchestra, concert band and both jazz bands were given superior status. RT Iadarola took home top soloist for his jazz performance. “The trip was just an incredible satisfaction,” Tedeschi said. “I’m already looking forward to the next one.” NHHS orchestra players performed “Capriccio Italian” and “Russian Sailors Dance”; the band performed “Procession of the Nobles” and “Chorale and Shaker Dance”; jazz band one performed “Four” by Miles Davis and “North Shore Morning”; and jazz band two performed “Fever” and “Granada Smoothie.” “River in Judia” and “The Pasturel” were sung by the concert choir; the select choir sang “If Ever I Would Love You” and “O Magnum Mysterium”; and Men of

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 14, 2010

Boards and commissions discussed by selectmen By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

North Haven’s selectmen discussed potential changes to board or commission procedures and appointed a new Economic Development Commission member at their May 6 meeting. First Selectman Michael Freda said town resident Raymond Fowler had written to the selectmen with three ideas for altering board and commission procedures. First, Fowler suggested board or commission members seeking reappointment should first announce so at

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said third selectmen Stephen Fontana. “I would want to get the opinion of our legal counsel. I certainly would not want it to conflict with our town charter or state statutes. I have no reason to think that it does, but I think that it would be helpful for us to have his [town counsel’s] opinion as we move forward.” Second selectmen Tim Doheny also thought Fowler’s first recommendation wise, but echoed Fontana in seeking legal advice. Fowler also suggested that board or commission members be removed for failure to perform or conform to standards expected of boards or commissions for cause. “For cause” would include, but not be limited to, failure to attend the required percentage of meetings per year, failure to attend to the order of business prescribed, failure to be ready to discuss such items as may appear on the agenda, failure to perform reasonable and necessary tasks as may be assigned

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mission meeting as a member of the audience,” Freda said. “He is a commercial property manager in town. He has been a maintenance director of fleet operations. He’s been a senior auto claims field adjuster, and an auto technician. He’s got a great sense, I think, of business in town.” Doheny said DePino was considered when commission appointments were being filled earlier in 2010. Freda said there is still another opening on the Economic Development Commission, as well as on the Community Services Commission. The selectmen also voted to dissolve the Secondary School Building Committee, which had been assembled in 2001 to address the new high school facilities’ needs. “They’ve obviously done a Herculean effort here,” Doheny said. Other business The selectmen unanimously passed a resolution to utilize a $3,000 grant to help archive historical North Haven documents through a third party. “This will allow us to retrieve documents for many years,” Freda said. “But will also prevent us from having our own people have to store this and have the labor involved with doing this, and in many respects have the documents stored on-site in terms of hard copy.” Additionally, the selectmen unanimously passed a resolution to develop contract plans, specifications, and estimates for an extension of Valley Service Road out toward Washington Avenue, utilizing federal funds from the High Priority Projects Program. “This is designed to allow us to continue to move forward to explore this extension,” Freda said. “By not doing this we could potentially put ourselves in jeopardy for the money that’s been appropriated for us. This does not mean that we’re going to be automatically and immediately connecting Valley Service Road.”


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Freda delivers economic update at May 6 meeting By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

In his monthly overview, given at the May 6 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, First Selectmen Michael Freda focused on economic topics. Freda provided an update on Marlins Firearms Company, which is phasing out its North Haven facility. “We did meet with Marlins’ corporate officials,” he said. “We had a meeting at the state level.” “What we find is that Connecticut tends not to be an aggressive state in helping businesses or helping to attract businesses,” Freda added. “All across the country, there are states that are getting very aggressive in soliciting businesses, in trying to capture businesses from other states.” Freda asked Marlins executives to remain in town at a reduced model, though he was doubtful of such a plan. “I think the ship has sailed, and I don’t think it is going to be able to be accomplished,” he said. “But, if there’s any good news, there’s a sliver of hope. They’re willing to consider it, but we here in North

Haven, and in the state, may not be able to bundle a package that would help sustain that business here.” Freda also delivered an update on the Rabina property. “This is going slowly,” he said. “We have a developer that is very interested in working collaboratively with Mr. Rabina. It boils down to $500 million of financing, and access to that if in fact we can get this jump-started.” Many roads in town may soon face repaving or remilling. “We have roughly 145-148 miles of roadways here,” Freda said. “I have to tell you, it’s a huge disappointment to look at the condition of these roads.” Hampering road repair, Freda added, is that the cost of repaving and re-milling is $200,000 per mile. “We’re looking to see what can be paved but not milled,” Freda said, “but by not doing both of those, it’s kind of a short term fix. I see this to be critically important for North Haven.” Public works is fixing potholes, but Freda said that’s also a short-term solution. He estimated 60-plus miles of road in town needed to be ad-

dressed. “We’ve got to get this done, and put together a plan for the future, which is what we intend to do,” Freda said. “Because if you look at it, besides from being a safety hazard, it aesthetically does not embody what North Haven should be all about.” Universal Drive will be paved in this fall, according to Freda, from the flyover bridge to the railroad tracks. “Through the efforts of our public works department, 90 percent of that will be funded by outside sources,” Freda said. “That’s a big coup.” North Haven’s bond financing has been approved. “This was a project we began working on back at the beginning of the year,” he said. “We had $5.2 million in bonds that we were able to renegotiate to bring our debt structure down. The savings this fiscal year, which will hit prior to June 30, will be $73,000.” “Moving forward, starting in the next fiscal year, our savings over a 13-year period for refinancing this debt will be $33,000 a year,” Freda added. Freda said Town Hall is also renegotiating with ven-

dors. “We’re continuing to look at all our vendor contracts, looking to renegotiate financial savings,” Freda said. “We’ve instituted a twopercent cash discount for some of our vendors, and some of our outside vendors have accepted that and that should give us some additional savings moving forward.” Another cost-saving measure Freda mentioned involved enhancing town traffic lights with LED bulbs. “We will be replacing 300 separate traffic light bulbs over 14 intersections across town,” Freda said, “for a total of 50 traffic signals. The total anticipated savings on an annual basis by installing these LED bulbs will be about $48,000 a year.” Over 1,000 businesses have been invited to North Haven’s first economic development breakfast on May 20 at the Holiday Inn on Washington Avenue, beginning at 7 a.m. “We’re working in conjunction with the chamber of commerce,” Freda said. “I’m happy to announce that [United Illuminating] will be sponsoring this, so there will be no cost to the town.” “What we’re trying to accomplish with this economic

development breakfast is to connect our businesses with our state officials, and we’re trying to show resources and value within Town Hall to our local businesses,” Freda added. “We’re trying to connect these two entities, our business community and our state officials, so that our businesses here in North Haven have an opportunity to explain to the state some of the problems that we’re faced with here.” North Haven’s economic development breakfast will feature a series of speakers, including Freda, state officials, and UI representatives. Local banks will also be present to offer small business loans. Freda said electronics and appliances chain store P.C. Richards will be opening a location on Universal Drive this month. He added that Town Hall is encouraging local businesses to explore opportunities for subsidizing employee training through the state Department of Labor and Workforce Alliance. “What we’re trying to do is create a business-friendly environment,” Freda said. “The reason we need businesses is multi-faceted. We

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St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers will continue to be held every Friday night, with the exception of June 11. St. John’s sponsors the meals on Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, rain or shine, for members of the community who need help making ends meet and for those who want some companionship along with a nutritious supper. The suggested donation is $1 per meal, with a family cap of $5. No one is turned away in the event they are unable to make a donation. The menu includes items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone; meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches; seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. For details on this or other parish programs, please call the church office at (203) 2390156.

Music Sunday

The Northford Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, will have a special worship on Sunday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Each year the church focuses one service on the music program and designates the day as Music Sunday. The Rev.

Kathryn King welcomes everyone to attend this special worship. The church is located on the Old Post Road at the corner of Route 22 and Route 17 in Northford. If you need directions or have any questions, please call (203) 2347794, or contact the church at (203) 484-0795 or email ncchurch@snet.net.

All are welcome to come to the Northford Congregational Church on Sunday, May 23, for a family-friendly celebration worship in the sanctuary, followed by brunch and music/entertainment in the church social hall. All ages are welcome to share the spirit of Pentecost. Begin the day at 10 a.m. with a worship service that reaches out to people of all ages and which is “child-friendly.” The service and celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located on the Old Post Road at the corner of Route 22 and Route 17 in Northford. If you need directions or have any questions, please call (203) 2347794 or contact the church office at (203) 484-0795 or ncchurch@snet.net.

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A group of 20 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have just returned from a life-changing interfaith mission trip to Israel sponsored by the AntiDefamation League. Pastor J. P. Morgan, senior pastor of Montowese Baptist Church in North Haven, was one of the participants. Upon his return, he remarked, “This particular interfaith mission trip has changed my life in great and wonderful ways. Although this is a most complicated matter, I have much hope in the ultimate peace-making accomplishments between the Israelis and the Palestinians.” The mission participants, pictured left to right, were: the Rev. Suzanne Wagner, Aracelis Vazquez, the Rev. J.P. Morgan, the Rev. Nancy W. Strickland and the Rev. Maria LaSala. The Anti-Defamation League, a 97-year-old civil rights organization, is dedicated to fighting hate, building hope and safeguarding liberty for all people. Christian yoga series, will be held on Wednesdays, through May 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon, or 6:30 to 8 p.m. You are welcome to come to one or to all sessions. No previous experience with yoga is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat, towel and blanket. There is a suggested donation. To register please call (203) 281-2569.

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Faith United Methodist Church in North Haven will be offering a bereavement support group for anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one. This eight-

week conversation group will include both support and grief education, and will be facilitated by the pastor, the Rev. David Piscatelli. This group will begin in May and is open to anyone in the community regardless of religious affiliation. To learn more or to register, e-mail (faithumc1955@sbcglobal.ne t) or call the church office (203-239-2469). Space is limited and the dates and times will be set to accommodate as many as possible.

Silk’n Sounds of Hamden will present their biennial Fashion Show on Sunday, May 16, at the Church of The Ascension, 1040 Dunbar Hill Road, Hamden, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The ticket price includes the fashion show with clothes being provided by Dress Barn, a buffet luncheon and a cappella entertainment by the chorus. Raffle baskets will also be available. Please call Donna at (203) 248-7348 for tickets.

Separated and Divorced reflection On Sunday, May 16, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St. in Hamden, will hold an afternoon for those who have gone through separation or divorce to come together for prayer, presentations, sharing and quiet time. There will be a free will donation. To register, please call (203) 2812569.

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Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Ave. in Hamden, will hold a Mah Jongg tournament on Wednesday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. This will be a six-round (24 games) tournament with prizes. Coffee is scheduled at 9 a.m. and complete dairy lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Deadline to Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 register is Tuesday, May 18. Whitney Ave. in Hamden, is To register, contact Toby having a major fundraiser, Gilman at (203) 288-8991.

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light of the Ierardi imbursements. Freda replied that continuing to pay for unused sick and vacation time was unsustainable, but cautioned that municipal alterations were not quick fixes. “Change sometimes takes a long time,” he said. “As I see

this issue, somewhere along the line things are going to have to change. And there are going to have to be drivers to that change. And it’s not going to be able to be done immediately.” Leahy suggested selectmen could quickly halt such payments to managerial personnel. “I looked in the town charter,” he said. “There’s noth-

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Carmela Francesca “Dolly” Mendillo Chagnon, 69, of Sachem Drive, North Haven, died May 7, 2010, at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was the wife of Philip J. Chagnon, and they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 14. Born in New Haven, on Dec. 6, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette Gagliardi Mendillo. Dolly was a resident of North Haven for over 40 years; was a certified master gardener, and past president and lifetime member of the North Haven Garden Club. She had served on the North Haven Board of Ethics, was a member of the Mayflower Society, and was a volunteer at the Connecticut Hospice. Dolly was a counter for the

New Haven Bird Club. She won numerous ribbons for her jellies, jams and relishes at both the North Haven and Durham fairs. All her life Dolly was a caregiver for many members of her family. She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Purcell, of Bethany; grandchildren, Corey, Casey and Gregory; and a great-grandchild, Jaedyn. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Dale Purcell. A funeral Mass was celebrated May 11 at St. Barnabas Church. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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continued, “the burden for tax-paying citizens has grown from roughly 43 percent to over 70 percent.” Businesses used to cover over 50 percent of town expenses; now they cover only around 30 percent. Freda said he is continuing to meet with businesses looking to move into or expand within town. North Haven has an advantage because it has developable land, Freda added. Despite tough economic

times, Freda hoped townspeople would remain resilient. “My message this evening is please, don’t get discouraged,” he said. “Although we’re faced with great challenges, we will continue to make strides.” “I know times are very difficult, and there are businesses struggling, and there are people struggling,” Freda added. “But I really hope that the residents don’t get discouraged because the future is bright.”

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programs at NHHS, Tedeschi said there is only a small amount of overlap. Certain wind instrument players also sit in orchestra, Tedeschi explained, while only a handful of instrumentalists also sing. “We’re all friends here, but Toronto was really a nice opportunity to really get to know everyone,” said NHHS string player Lauren Sturtz. “The 12-hour bus drive also let us get closer to other people.” In fact, camaraderie was a common theme in Toronto. “The kids only had to go four to a room,” Tedeschi said, “but some went five to six to a room.” Tedeschi said band trips, which are paid for by partici-

pating students, help draw NHHS students to music. “I think that when kids start attending the high school, they already know about the trips,” he said. “They’re one reason that kids may want to continue with music, to participate in them.” As demonstrated by its festival ratings, NHHS sports a healthy music program. “We always receive major support from the school and community,” Tedeschi said. “The whole music department here is a celebrated entity.” And a decorated one; Tedeschi and Holt may want to request an additional trophy case. Displaying only awards amassed at the last three Festival of Music competitions, their case is filled to capacity.

Briefs Habitat for Humanity The North Haven/Hamden Sleeping Giant Build is cosponsoring a concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. Sleeping Giant Build, Amity High School Habitat Club and Amity Cares will co-host the Benefit Concert and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 15, at 7 p.m., at Amity High School in Woodbridge. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. Singer, songwriter Amanda Kaletsky returns to lead the program. The Amity Middle School cast of Beauty and the Beast, the North Haven High School Barbershop Quintet,

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Rotary Club honors May/June Students of the Month By David Marchesseault Special to the North Haven Citizen The final two honorees for the 2009-2010 school year selected by the staff as Students of the Month at North Haven High School were recognized last week by the North Haven Rotary Club. Both honorees, Alicia Criscuola and Andrew Villabona, arrived at the meeting at the Breakfast Nook Restaurant accompanied by several of their family members. Alicia brought her parents, Gloria and Lou Criscuola, as well as her proud grandparents, Barbara and Lou Criscuola. Andrew was cheered on by his father, Cornell Villabona, his beaming grandmother, Dulce Villabona, and his younger sister, Richelle Villabona. Assistant Principal Sandra Preneta thanked the club for their many ways of

showing support for education in the community and said that the deserving eleventh grade pair was “highly recommended by the faculty” and “exemplified the best of what the high school has to offer.”

Alicia Criscuola In thanking the local service organization, Alicia said that it was an honor to have been chosen by the Rotary club and added, “I myself share many of the same ideals as its members, such as high ethical standards, a strong work ethic and goodwill towards others.” Her beliefs correlate with the Rotary International motto: Service Above Self, according to the scholar-athlete. She further stated that “Volunteerism and goodwill towards others promotes a strong community. This is important to me because I have been very fortunate to have grown up in a commu-

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North Haven High School assistant principal Sandra Preneta, left, poses with Alicia Criscuola and Andrew Villabona at the Breakfast Nook Restaurant, Washington Avenue. Criscuola and Villabona were recognized by the North Haven Rotray Club as students of the month. nity that fosters academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities and opportunities to volunteer.” Alicia said that she felt privileged to volunteer for the American Lung Association, Easter Seals and the

American Cancer Society. An active participant in activities at St. Therese Church, as well as offering her time to the town Recreation Department, the young lady sees her work as an opportunity to grow and give back to her community. She

keeps busy at the high school, as well, by serving as class secretary, Italian club treasurer, and member of both the National Honor Society and the Italian Honor Society. Her academic successes include recognition in the statewide testing as a CAP-T Scholar, selection as a Connecticut Athletics Conference Scholar-Athlete, and recognition as a Student Services Ambassador. As an athlete, she competes in volleyball and lacrosse. In closing her impressive remarks, she thanked the faculty and staff for the opportunities to get involved with the community, and thanked her parents for their “unconditional love and support in everything I do.” Comments were sought about both of the Students of the Month from the faculty at the high school. Social Studies coordinator Jill Metz,

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Appalling to read of animosity towards our President

To the editor: It is truly appalling to read yet again the delusional cant penned by Veronica Kivela (Citizen, May 7, 2010). (Does she really think that the President of the United States is fomenting civil war?!). As a person who deigned to run for public office, surely she must know that the decennial census is mandated by the Constitution of the United Sates (Article 1: Section 3), and not by President Obama, or for that matter, any other president. She also must know that responding to the census is an obligation of all citizens — one that most of us fulfill willingly. Moreover, she should know that negligence or tardiness are the only reasons she was visited by a cen-

sus worker who, incidentally, asks only the same questions that are on the written form. More to the point, questions (8 and 9) to which she takes particular exception have important civil rights and voting rights implications. Can it truly be that Mrs. Kivela does not support voting rights and civil rights for all American citizens? Mrs. Kivela, of course, is entitled to her own opinion about the President of the United States, but her animus toward Mr. Obama who, by any measure, is one of the most gifted public officials our nation has produced in recent decades, defies rationality. Republics, such as ours, and democracies thrive only when they are supported by an informed citizenry. If there is any crisis of confidence within the USA today, it is because of citizens like Mrs. Kivela who apparently vote from prejudice, fear, innuendo, and rumor rather

than from accurate information, common sense, and sensibility. Stephen Peterson North Haven

Vote ‘no’ on budget To the editor: Vote no and send the budget back to the Board of Finance to reduce. I do not support this budget as the increase is far more than I can afford. I, along with many other residents, have not had increases in income, and in many cases have had reductions in the past few years. This recession has caused many residents and business owners to experience a reduced quality of life. For years the public has supported town employees, including teachers, and endorsed the continued increases in pay and benefits. It is unfair for these employ-

Government Meetings

Monday, May 17 Parks and Recreation Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 Town Referendum, district polling places, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Commission on Aging, Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 North Haven Memorial Board, Library, 17

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Elm St., 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 24 Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal Drive, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 Police Commission, Police Department, 8 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 Special meeting of the Police Retirement Board, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 8 a.m.

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ees not to step up and give back some of these lucrative benefits. If they do, it would surely show their willingness to pitch in and help in these difficult times. I resent that anyone not registered to vote or who is a non-resident or a non-taxpayer would stand before this audience and advocate passing this budget. It is out of place for them to tell us how many dollars we should spend or where our dollars should be spent. 1. If this budget is approved by referendum, it becomes a done deal. 2. If this budget is turned down by referendum, how will the BOF know what items or departments the public would like to see reduced? Sherman Katz North Haven

Another proponent of voting ‘no’ on budget To the editor: Remember vote “no” on the budget, Tuesday, May 18. We all remember each year April 15 as “tax” day. This year we should also remember May 18 as “tax” day and vote “no” on the budget referendum. Our mill rate, if the budget passes, will go up 2 1/3 to 3 mills, therefore our present mill rate of 23.4 could jump to 25.4 or 26.4. Once that hap-

pens, believe me, that mill rate will never go down. You will only go up from there next year, the year after, etc., etc. That 2 1/3 to 3 mills increase will be very, very costly. There might be cuts in services or concessions. We will all have to compromise, but we all realize that many cannot afford a 2 ½ to 3 mill increase, especially in this economy. Please vote “no” on the budget, Tuesday, May 18, voting at all the usual places. Remember. Ann M. Ruocco North Haven

Time to recalibrate public employees’ salaries and benefits

To the editor: Seven years ago I attended a Board of Education meeting to develop a more informed and objective stance on the contentious topic of the town budget. During the public comments part of the meeting, I asked what efforts were being taken at that time to address the unsustainable increases in employee compensation packages. The answer was not much, if anything at all, and I fear nothing much has changed since. While attending town

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Remember When: The Silver Screen By Paul Colella Special to the North Haven Citizen During the 1920s, motion pictures became a major form of entertainment for Americans. The movies of the early 1920s were silent, with a piano player in the theater providing background music while lines of printed dialogue appeared on the screen. Then in 1927 movies burst into sound with the first “talkie”— The Jazz Singer – starring Al Jolson. The next year Walt Disney produced the first sound cartoon and introduced Mickey Mouse. Almost 100 million Americans went to the movies every week. Hollywood, California became the center of a huge motion-picture industry. It also became the source of popular movie idols. Americans watched romantic scenes played by Rudolph Valentino, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo, and the famous “It” girl, Clara Bow. Charlie Chaplin and his clown antics captured the hearts of millions. Going to the movies was a favorite pastime for Gloria Lewis, her sister, and her friends. This is Gloria’s story. “I did not care very much for the silent films, but when sound came out in 1927 many people, including myself, were thrilled to have sound and picture together instead of dialogue appearing on the screen. My sister Florence and I would go to the movie theater on Friday and Saturday evenings,” recalled Gloria. “It was a treat after a long workweek. We would save our pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters in a jar and use that money to pay for the movies. The cost of a show was 20 cents back then.” Gloria remembers walking to a big brick building that was called “The Movie House” located not far from the center of

Wallingford, where she lived as a little girl. The seats were very comfortable and the place was very clean. Florence liked to sit on the end of the row while Gloria enjoyed sitting in the middle so she could talk to her friends before the start of the movie. “I was always a chatter box except in school because I was afraid of the nuns. I did my talking out of school. My sister Florence was the quiet one who would tell me to put a sock in it when she had heard enough,” laughed Gloria. “She was a wonderful big sister and an avid movie fan like me. I remember when Rudolph Valentino died, my sister cried for days.” Gloria recalled that her favorite movie stars were Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh, Bette Davis, Rita Hayward, and Katherine Hepburn. Some of her favorite movies were Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The African Queen, Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments. Gloria, Florence, and their friends would get together and make going to the movies the girls’ night out. After the war, they all were married so their husbands went with them to the movies, and they called it couples’ night at the movies. “I remember seeing Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments and later in Ben Hur. “What two great movies! The movies from the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s were quality shows with wonderful actors and actresses and good storylines. They were a pleasure to watch,” said Gloria. “These great movies made people want to pack the movie theaters every week. My husband enjoyed the westerns and was a huge fan of the director John Ford.” After Gloria and her husband were married, they moved to North Haven, but they would

drive to Wallingford to go to the movies with Florence, her husband, and their friends. After the movies, they would go for coffee and dessert at a local restaurant where they would sit for hours discussing the movie they had just seen or reminiscing about their childhood days. Unfortunately, the good times do not last forever, and in the early 1960s the movie house was torn down to make way for a bank and several small stores. During this time, television became popular in millions of homes, and people stayed at home to watch their favorite programs, causing a decline in attendance at the movies. “It was a sad day when the movie theater was razed to the ground. It was one of my favorite places for at least three decades. I have a few pictures of Florence and me standing outside the old movie house. I treasure these pictures because they remind me of a special time I shared with my sister, husband, and friends many years ago,” replied a tearful Gloria. “Today, the theater is gone and so are my sister, my husband, and several of my friends, but I still have the memories.” Gloria goes to the movies every so often with her daughter and grandchildren. She also rents videos and DVDs and watches them at home, but she misses the movies of yesterday. She wishes that Hollywood would create movies that would capture the audience’s imagination without the excessive violence, sex, and profanity. “I’m glad I grew up when movies had style and quality with talented and decent actors and actresses. I am sorry to say that there is too much violence, sex, inappropriate language, and outlandish sto-

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Letters Continued from page 14 budget hearings through the years, I was emotionally blackmailed by proponents of increased education spending, being told that not relenting to higher expenditures would adversely affect the quality of our children’s education. Later I found the following quotation from the Connecticut Office of Legislative Research Report, 2004-R-0005, dated Jan. 16, 2004: “Statistically, there is no correlation between perpupil spending and student performance on the mastery exams. Utilizing data from the 1999-2000 school year and a simple regression analysis, less than five percent of the variation in test scores across school districts is explained by per-pupil spending. In fact, rather than the causal direction being more spending resulting in better performance, this data shows the reverse.” I was surprised to learn, when I viewed data from the last five fiscal years, that the rate of increase of our town budget had an unexpected decreasing trend. However, the rate of increase in personal income for Connecticut state residents during the same period had an even greater decreasing trend line. The conclusion was obvious; taxpayers’ ability to support the budget was shrinking faster than the budget increases were shrinking, leading us to a funding crisis if the trends were not changed. Unlike any family, our town does not necessarily reduce expenditures when a shrinking grand list, business closures, and the loss of some significant supplementary revenue sources result in reduced tax revenues. Indeed our town may be facing a double-digit percentage tax rate increase for the next fiscal year. The proposed tax increase will take place during the greatest recession since the Great Depression that to date has left us with a prolonged jobless recovery, while our town has been presented with anywhere from a 14 to 28 percent healthcare insurance premium increase. Taxpayers are already struggling with foreclosures, unemploy-

ment, their own healthcare insurance premium hikes, retirement program deterioration, rising energy costs, and being taxed out of the homes and communities they have lived in most of their lives. Meanwhile the public sector employees who are supported by these rising taxes have contractually, if not arbitrated, protected salary and wage increases; excessively generous healthcare benefits with lower contribution and co-pay requirements than any private sector program; excessively generous retirement packages; and excessive accumulation of sick and vacation days. An increasingly financially-stressed taxpayer majority is being asked to provide increased funding to afford benefits to a minority of public sector employees who already have better compensation packages than most of the taxpayers! We have somehow created a privileged and protected class. It is time to negotiate concessions to realign municipal and Board of Education employee compensation with that of the private sector from which they receive support. The unsustainable direction of the current path simply makes this compensation realignment a necessity. In response to those public sector employees who ask why they should bear the brunt of the realignment, I paraphrase John Dillinger’s response when questioned as to why he robbed banks: “Because that’s where the money is!” If these dire economic times are not the appropriate time to make radical changes to the spending practices and policies of local government, when will it ever be the time? I urge all taxpayers to scrutinize their proposed municipal and Board of Education budgets, put them in context with their own financial soundness, and then make as objective a decision as possible when it comes time to express their position. Mike Maturo North Haven

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who teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History, wrote, “Alicia is a most considerate and conscientious student. She applies herself with great diligence to all her assignments and activities.” Contemporary Business Law teacher Carol Ardito wrote, “Alicia Criscuolo is a student who demonstrates a very mature attitude and manner. She is a pleasure to have in class. She is always prepared and enriches our classroom discussion. She demonstrates a high standard of workmanship and completes all of her assignments with forethought and care. She is a wonderful example of a North Haven High School student.” Peter Sagnella, a high

school English teacher, added, “Alicia is mature, disciplined, and committed. She leads with steadfast example.” And Rebecca Carr, Director of Guidance, wrote, “Alicia is a terrific student with strong character and high standards. She is trustworthy and is a wonderful representative of North Haven High School. According to Chemistry teacher Larry Fabianski, “Alicia is an outstanding student. Her strong work ethic and positive attitude towards learning make her a pleasure to have as a student.” Finally, Alessandra Brownell, an Italian IV instructor, penned, “Alicia Criscuolo is truly a model student. I have the pleasure of having her as a student in

my class and working with her as Class of 2011 advisor and Italian Club advisor. She enriches classroom discussions in our Italian class and always is engaged and participates. As a junior class officer and treasurer of the Italian Club, Alicia is very reliable and motivated to get involved in as many extracurricular, fundraising, and community events as possible. She always gives 100% effort in all of her endeavors and completes each task with a smile. She is the kind of student that makes teaching feel that much more rewarding.”

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Garage sale — North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 invites the public to its Lodge Garage Sale in Kimberly Plaza, 540R Washington Ave. (behind Dino’s Restaurant), from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Table space is available. For more information, call Diane Soares at (203) 269-9940. Pet Psychic Fair — The Pet Psychic Fair will be featured at the North Haven Spring Ahead Psychic Fair to be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the North Haven Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Ave.

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Student Recognition Luncheon

On March 19, North Haven Middle School 8th grade students Donald Adams and Elizabeth Gagliardi were honored at the South Central Area Superintendents Association Student Recognition Luncheon at Laurel View Country Club. This award is based on community service, academic prowess and leadership within the school community. A longtime scout, Donald is a Life Scout and Senior Patrol Leader and is currently planning his Eagle Project. He is a brotherhood member and secretary of the Order of the Arrow. Donald participates in soup kitchens, and is an Honor Guard for the Four Chaplains ceremony. He plays trombone in the school band and piano for his church. Liz is president of the Best Buddies chapter. She has participated in the NHMS Peer Mediation program. Liz’s other interests include school plays, Student Council, and Select Choir. She was also part of NHMS Friends of Rachel, Outside of school she has volunteered at Branford Hospice and volunteered at the snack bar for the 5th grade football games. She has been on the honor roll for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

School Lunch Menu School lunches for the week beginning May 17 High School Daily fee: $2.50 to $2.75 Monday: Crispy chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce, baked potato gems, seasoned sweet peas. Tuesday: Twin hot dogs, tater tots, baked beans, carrot coins. Wednesday: Eggplant Parmesan, baked ziti, seasoned green beans. Thursday: Beef nachos, lettuce/tomato, spicy salsa, cinnamon apples. Friday: Cheeseburger sliders, tater tots, peas and carrots.

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Senior Happenings Day trips: Sunday, June 6: Lighthouse Cruise Tuesday, June 22: Mohegan Sun Wednesday, July 21: The Delaney House, All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show When registering for trips sponsored by the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, please remember to bring in your emergency contact information, their name and telephone num-

Senior Lunch Menu

To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203)239-4030. Reservations must be made by noon the day before. Lunch is served at noon. Suggested donation is $2. The following is a list of lunches for the week of May 17 at the Senior Center:

Main menu

Monday: Fruit punch, barbequed chicken patty, macaroni and cheese, spinach, Kaiser roll, sliced pears. Tuesday: Pineapple juice, roast pork with gravy, red rice, vegetable medley, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip cookie. Wednesday: Cream of carrot soup, Angus burger, California blend vegetables, cut green beans, whole wheat sandwich roll, Mandarin orange slices. Thursday: Cranapple juice, honey glazed chicken quarter, cranberry sauce, rice comb, peas and mushrooms, oat bread, tropical fruit cup. Friday: Grape juice, eggplant rollatini with marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, mixed vegetables, tossed salad with sliced black olives, Italian dressing, Italian brad, pineapple tidbits.

bers (including work and cell numbers). Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center beginning in 2010. Dancing with Seniors Regionals There will be a Dancing with Seniors Regionals on Monday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at the Cheshire Senior Center. Finals will be held Monday, May 27, at Elmwood Senior Center, West

Hartford. If you are interested in joining, contact the Senior Center. Commission on Aging The Commission on Aging will be held Tuesday, May 18, at 6 p.m. Food critics on the road North Haven Food Critics on the Road will go to IHop in Wallingford on Thursday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m. Senior and Disability Expo The Greater New Haven Senior

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, May 17 Line dance, 9 a.m. Beg. computer class, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Int. computer, 10:45 a.m. Lunch, noon Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Oil painting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 Ceramics, 9:30 a.m. Beginning chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Hairdresser, 10:30 a.m. Finance meeting, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.

Senior Songsters, 1 p.m. Beg. computer, 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 AARP driving, 8:45 a.m. Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Beg. Mah Jongg Errands, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Knitting, 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20 Ceramics, 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi, 10:15 a.m. Pinochle, 10:30 a.m. Senior moments, 10:30 a.m. Food critics, 11:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Int. yoga, 1:30 p.m.

Wii bowling, 1:30 p.m. Book Club, 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 21 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Footlighters, 10 a.m. Senior Expo, 10 a.m.

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and Disability Expo will be held Friday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seniors, people with disabilities and their companions are invited to the annual expo sponsored by the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut and the City of New Haven. Transportation will be provided to the first 20 participants. Please make your bus reservation by calling the center.

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Foran’s 4 run sixth inning broke open a 4-3 game and propelled the Lions to an 8-3 win May 7 over the visiting Indians and avenged an earlier season loss. Clockwise from top left, junior second baseman Kevin Bucknall tries to beat out a bunt for a base hit, senior pitcher Dave Jablonski comes in to pitch in relief, Junior shortstop Devin Kresge throws to first for a putout, senior catcher Ryan Kalkowski fires down to second base, junior center fielder Eric Yavarone bats in the first inning.

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Adaptive sports at Gaylord

Below is a listing of upcoming Adaptive Sports at Gaylord Sports Association in Wallingford. All athletes with physical disabilities are welcome to attend any and all of these events for free, but participants must call to register (203) 284-2772.

Golf Clinics — Third Tuesday of each month: May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 31 (fifth Tuesday), Sept. 21, all from 2 to 4 p.m.; at South Lawn weather permitting, otherwise Roncari Hall, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford. Golf professionals and recreation therapists work together to provide athletes with physical disabilities

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Baseball 5/17 vs. Hamden 5/19 vs. Guilford 5/21 @ Notre Dame Softball 5/17 @ Hamden JV/V 5/19 @ Guilford JV/V 5/21 vs. Sacred Heart JV/V Girls’ Lacrosse 5/17 @ Wallingford Club Team 5/20 @ Newington Boys’ Lacrosse 5/18 @ Notre Dame V/JV 5/19 @ Branford JV/V

Boys’ Track 5/17 @ SCC Sectional Meet 5/20 @ SCC Conference Meet 5/21 @ SCC Novice Meet Boys’ Tennis 5/17 vs. Notre Dame 5/20 vs. West Haven Girls’ Tennis 5/17 @ Law 5/19 @ Guilford 5/21 @ West Haven

Gaylord Hospital in their warm, clean pool. Participants will learn about everything from parts of the boat to kayak safety, paddle strokes to transfers and have the opportunity to get into the kayaks and practice transfers, strokes and perform an optional “wet exit.” All the equipment is supplied. Just register and bring your bathing suit. The indoor clinic is a prerequisite to the outdoor clinic in September so be sure to sign up. Call to register. Adaptive Cycling Clinic — Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m. to noon, at Lock 12 Linear Parkway, Cheshire. It is your opportunity to come and learn how cycling can be adapted to overcome balance impairments, spinal cord injuries, amputations, strokes and other impairments. Call to register. For those with their own cycle, this clinic is followed by a group ride on the Linear Trail at 12:30 p.m. Cycle Club Rides — Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., spring ride; Saturday, June

one-to-one instruction both on the driving range and on the new putting green. Come and learn how to overcome your disability and become more proficient and independent in the game of golf. Call to register. Gaylord Hospital Open Golf Tournament — Monday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. at Farms Country Club, Wallingford. Golfers with permanent physical disabilities who are able to play 9 holes of golf independently at a reasonable rate of play are invited to play in the Gaylord Hospital Open, their “GHO”. Come to the clinic on Tuesday, April 13, or May 18, to practice your skills. Prior approval to play in the tournament and registration are required and there is a fee for this event, so call the Sports Association if you have questions. Indoor Kayaking Clinics — Tuesdays, June 29, July 27, Oct. 5, all from 3 to 5 p.m. at Flagg Pool, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford. These clinics take place at

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12, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., after the clinic; Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fall ride; at Farmington, Cheshire, Old Saybrook. If you have a cycle and are interested in joining other cyclists on beautiful rides in Connecticut, join the Sports Association Cycle Club. If you’d like to ride along the Farmington River, come on out for the Spring Cycle Club Ride. Meet at 10 a.m. in Farmington. Most of the ride is on linear trail, closed to motor vehicle traffic. Several hand cycles are available for use for those interested who do not own their own cycles but you must call to reserve one. You can find the ride on www.MapMyRide.com and find the group “Sports Association Cycle Club.” Call or email to get directions to the meeting place. Call to register. Remember, you must call to register at (203) 284-2772. Please include your name, telephone number and the events you are interested in. Volunteers are welcome. Just call for more information.

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add a great deal to the class. We are very fortunate to have such a kind person and a fine student.” His Anatomy and Physiology teacher Kristen Hart wrote, “I have known Andrew for two years as his teacher. He is an incredibly balanced, mature and strong individual, even in the most challenging of times. He is incredible both as a person and a student.” Laurie Magoveny, School Counselor, wrote, “I have found Andrew to be truly a remarkable and resilient young man, and such a pleasure to work with. While an intelligent A/B student, Andrew is respectful, conscientious, hardworking, kind and always willing to lend a hand. I see an incredibly bright future for him!” The last quote gathered about this ambitious young man came from English teacher Chris McLaughlin, who wrote, “Andrew is not only an exceptional student, but a mature and diligent young man who is a true leader among his peers. His positive attitude and zeal for life is quite contagious and motivates most, if not all, around him. Simply stated, he is a true gentleman who will continue to leave a positive mark on society.”

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both victims.” According to police, evidence at the scene suggested that Thomas Vanacore shot his wife then turned the weapon, a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, on himself.

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North Haven Garden Club trip The North Haven Garden Club is planning a special trip to the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill in Boston on Thursday, May 20, leaving at 8 a.m. The Beacon Hill Garden Club will host its annual walking tour of the Hidden Gardens. This is the one day of the year that the public is invited to enter these private landscapes which are not visible from the street. Twelve gardens will be viewed. The trip is open to the public and other garden clubs. Please contact Lynda O’Donnell for details at (203) 239-0725.

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ing to whittle down all things good.” “If services fall, if schools fall, then property values fall,” Opramolla continued. “I think we have to pony up and pay the freight.” Former town clerk and tax collector Alan Sturtz echoed Opramolla. “If we accept this budget, at best we get status quo,” he said, “but if we turn it down, it’s going to be a lot worse. We’re going to set depened until he saw the police cars drive by his house. At first he thought it was a robbery. “They were just really good people,” Jacques said. “I never would have expected this to happen.” Jacques said he could clearly see the body of Mrs. Vanacore, which authorities did not remove from the home until around 11 p.m. on Monday, from his porch. Sources have said that Thomas was suffering from lung and bone cancer at the time of the shooting. Jacques, who was close to the Vanacores, said he knew Joan was slowly succumbing to Alzheimer’s. “She would leave the house without [Thomas] knowing and walk over here,” he said. Jacques was upset that papers so far have presumed

that Thomas killed his wife because he thought she would be a burden. “I don’t think he thought that she was going to be a burden,” Jacques said. “It was probably more like ‘Oh my god, who is going to take care of my wife?’” Jacques said that when younger, he had played with Edward. “All across North Haven there is a tremendous sense of sadness,” said First Selectman Michael Freda of the shooting. “That family has been a part of the community for many years. This came as a shock to many of us.” “For those who remember, the Vanacores experienced a tremendous tragedy on 9/11,” Freda added. “We’re all very sad for this family for that they’ve gone through during the years.” Additional reporting by

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Merrithew said “there were medical issues” the couple was dealing with. The Vanacore family included six children. Sons Thomas, Michael, Brian, and John still reside in North Haven, while daughter Patricia lives in Hamden. A fifth son, Edward, perished in the World Trade Cen-

ter on September 11, 2001. According to a published obituary, Edward had only worked in the South Tower for six weeks before the terrorist attacks. He had exited his building after a jet smashed into the North Tower, but returned to his 94th floor Fiduciary Trust Co. International office after security workers said it was safe. He was last seen on a 78th floor stairwell. “It’s a real shame,” said neighbor Al Jacques of 4 Pleasant Drive about Monday’s shooting. “I would see them walking on the sidewalk; they were always together. I would go to leave and I would see them in the back yard on their swing, just the two of them.” Jacques said he was home when the incident occurred but did not hear gunshots. He did not know what had hap-

Please join a special Zumba class to benefit the American Heart Association. Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance moves. Join master instructor, Jose G. Navarro, at the Zumba Benefit class and he’ll show you all you need to know. The Zumba Benefit class is Friday, May 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration begins at 6:20 p.m. The class will be held in the gym of Green Acres Elementary School, 146 Upper State St., North Haven.

partment versus department, neighbor versus neighbor. There’s no easy way around it.” Gerry Feinberg did not think North Haven residents, or its businesses, could afford a tax increase. “Given the fragile state of the economy, and the impact of the mill rate increase, I just don’t think this is something in our interest,” he said. “Because this budget will be most felt by businesses, I think that we’re pushing businesses out of town by voting ‘yes,’” he added.

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Gillian Benowitz, a first-grader at Ridge Road School, is presenting principal Mrs. Peters-Durrigan and social worker Mrs. Bonnie Muller, both of Ridge Road School, with gift cards she collected for the Ridge Road Outreach Team. She had the idea of asking for donations in lieu of birthday presents for her 7th birthday, and she and her classmates gave gift cards to help those families who are in need in the Ridge Road community.

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Application of Locust Realty Associates, LLC, Owner and Applicant, relative to 48 Giles Avenue, (Map 28, Lot 13), Appeal of a Cease & Desist Order of the Zoning Enforcement Officer. IG-80 Zoning District. 2. #10-07 Application of Mark Crilly, Applicant, Kenneth Rando, Owner, relative to 77 Fitch Street, (Map 17, Lot 43), per Section 2.1.1.9, requesting a front yard variance of 30' to permit a front yard setback of 20' where 50' is required. R-20 Zoning District. 3. #10-08 Application of Robert E. Fournier, Jr., Owner and Applicant, relative to 49 Frost Drive, (Map 29, Lot 81), per Section 2.1.1.9, requesting a side yard variance of 9.8' to permit a side yard setback of .2' where 10' is required, and requesting an aggregate side yard variance of 5' to permit an aggregate side yard of 25' where 30' is required. R-20 Zoning District. 4. #10-09 Application of Mildred Antonetti, Owner and Applicant, relative to 114 Standish Avenue, (Map 53, Lot 13), per Section 2.1.1.9, requesting a front yard variance of 32' to permit a front yard setback of 18' where 50' is required. R-20 Zoning District. Donald Clark, Secretary

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DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LASt Reasonable rates. CT 575852 203-238-1708

PLUMBING

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING Fahey Plumbing & Heating MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

Siding, Roofing, Additions & Windows. 25 yrs experience. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

FIDERIO & SONS

D & G PAVING

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. Call 203-235-4139 Ct. Reg.# 0626708

JT CONSTRUCTION

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

MASONRY Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

SIDING

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

203-235-1383

PROFESSIONAL roof clean service We remove unwanted black streaks mold mildew moss from your roof shingles. # 0619909. 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com

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

The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

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


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Friday, May 14, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen SUV’S

SUBARU Forester XS 2003 sport utility 4D AWD auto, Exc cond. 88,000K $9,500. 203-265 0648

BOATS & MOTORS

SEA HUNT 20Ft Center Console 2004. 140HP, 4 Stroke Johnson with trailer, In Mint Condition. Great Fishing Boat! Asking $19,000. Please Call 203-2650466

AUTOMOBILES WANTED PETS & LIVESTOCK

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CARPENTRY

ELECTRICAL SERVICE CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

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

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

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

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

203-237-2122

DECK Building, sheds, lawn maintenance, power washing. Senior discount. Licensed & insured. Call Alan (860) 6815412 CT Reg. # 673428.

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

The Jewish Childrens Fund

1-800-527-3863

Free Towing! AUTO PARTS

EXCAVATING RIMS & TIRES 3 Sets for Chevy S10 or Blazer. $300. Call 203-537-4571

CAMPER & TRAILERS

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

One call does it all. Siding, Roofing, Additions, Windows. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

29’ 2002 Forest River Bunkhouse

CONCRETE & CEMENT

Sleeps 6-8. $9,500. Please call 203-996-6920

NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

FLEETWOOD 2000 MALLARD 26’ Super slide 12’, sleeps 6. Excellent condition. Many extras. Asking $6500. Call 203599-5656

BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Chi-Poos, Yorkie-Chu, Boston Terrier, Min-Pin Jack Russells, Yorkie-Poo. $250+. 860-930-4001 FREE Full Grown Rabbits to good homes. 2 Male, 2 Female. 203- 634-3147. Leave message, HORSE LOVERS - Volunteers needed to brush horses and help out in the barn on Saturdays. Horses for lease also. Call (203) 265-3596 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 PET SITTING BY KAREN - Fully Insured. Affordable pricing. Call Karen @ 860-770-8731.

Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

AUTOMOBILES

PISTOL COURSE To get your CT. Pistol Permit Sign-up by Sat. May 15th. Price: $110 Call 203-238-2564 203-235-7258 SEARS Pro Form 520X treadmill, $250 or best offer. Call (203) 671-1692

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

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

203-238-3308

1-2 ITEMS BEAUTIFUL oak crib & glider chair. $225 for set. Wallingford Call 203-654-6350

OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295 WURLITZER Spinnet piano Very good condition. Just tuned. $300. Meriden. (203) 599-8198

HOUSES FOR RENT

WANTED TO BUY

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

CHESHIRE-3BR, 2 bath, 2 car gar No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $1,300/mo. 203-758-4378 MERIDEN 3 bdrm., 1 bath. Near Hubbard Park Ranch Avail June/July 1 $1650/month Min Credit score 660. Broker Owner 24 hrs notice to show..Chet Balint 203-250-9528 MERIDEN. New 3 bdrm Colonial. $1900/month. 2 1/2 baths, formal DR, walk out bsmt, deck & 1 car garage. You can rent or lease/purchase this house. Call for details. MBI 203.671.2223.

203-238-3499

Celebrating our 30th year COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Beautiful Stamped Concrete, Pavers, Retaining Walls. Workmen’s comp insurance on all personnel. Visit www.icefighters.org (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

Millions of people look to Marketplace everyday. It’s used news.

AUTOMOBILES

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

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

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

DINING Room Table - 6 chairs, 2 leaves. Good conditon. $75 Bureau with 6 drawers. $35. (203) 634-7709 KEYSTONE ‘05 Cougar 290 EFS Mstr Queen bed, angled shwr w/skylight. Full slide w/dinette & pullout sofa, LG skylight in kitch. All STD amen. inc refrig/ freezer, microwave, surround sound system, heat & ducted A/C. Polar Cold Weather PKG. Death in family forces sale. $17,000/OBO Gerry at 860-620-3147

BOATS & MOTORS

HUTCH. rock maple excellent cond. $75. 203-235-8229

OLDSMOBILE 88-LS 1997 81K miles, 2 owners, blue. Well taken care of. $2,400 negotiable. Call 860-349-0402

Microwave oven, $20. Snow blower, $350. Kitchen table w/2 oak leaves, $15. Nordic Track Abs Works, $25. Recumbent bike, $20. Large patio table w/glass top, $25. (4) pc oak entertainment center, $150. Size 6-8 Wedding Dress w/veil, $150. Call 860-621-3301

1 item to entire estate! Antiques ● Collectibles Costume Jewelry ● Furniture Call or stop by Frank’s 18 South Orchard Street Wallingford Monday-Saturday 9-5 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

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

SUV’S

MERCURY Mountaineer 2005 AWD 4.6L V8, Loaded. 45K. Black & Grey 2 tone int. Heated pwr seats, 6 Disk in-dash CD. Heated Mirrors. 3rd row seats. Mint. $13,900. (203) 980-7616

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY 18 SPORT-Craft 1972, 1987 Johnson 110HP, Everything works, long long list of upgrades 2009, Load Rite trailer $3,500 OBO. 203-284-8094

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

SOUTHINGTON 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Well maintained ranch style duplex. Private deck and driveway. Central air. $1200 a month plus sec. dep. Call 860-919-0292

CONDOMINIUMS

TRUCKS & VANS

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

TOYOTA Corolla LE 2001 4 speed automatic. Excellent condition. One owner. 97k. AC. ABS, AT. Cruise Control. Power windows & locks. $5000. Call 203-237-4737

ALWAYS buying old, used and antique woodworking and machinist hand tools and tool chests. Honest offers made your home. Please call Cory at 860-613-1108

$ ALWAYS BUYING! $

PLYMOUTH Voyager 1999. blown head gasket. $1500 or b/o. (860) 628-1081.

SUBARU Legacy 2.5i Limited 2008 4 door, AWD. 4 cyl, Automatic. 17,421 mi #P1648 $19,995 (203) 949-1104

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

WANTED TO BUY

FENCING

ATTORNEYS

Bankruptcy

OAK Entertainment center. 45” high, 53” wide. Holds up to 25” TV. $100/best offer. 12,500 BTU Sleeve air conditioner. Fits all Carabetta apartment units. $200 or best offer. Call 860-324-3574

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

RIVERSIDE TV ARMOIRE Distressed Antique White 76"H, 41"W, 21"D. Top cabinet has sliding pocket doors. Fits 37"W TV. Bottom cabinet has two doors and 2 adj shelves. Exc cond. $475. Cash only. 203-269-1573

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

Especially Napier 203-464-0477

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

FOR RENT

CHESHIRE - LOVELY 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Near I84. Unfinished basement with washer/dryer hookups. Fully applianced kitchen. $1025 plus utilities. Available June 1st. Call 203-464-7544. MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Broadview Condominiums. Washer/dryer, central air $800/mo Call Annmarie for details 203-631-5663 MERIDEN- 2BR townhouse, quiet, immaculate. 1 1/2 baths, hookups, appls, w/w carpet, deck. No pets/smoking. Good credit. Sec. $925+ utils. 203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD 2 BEDROOM 1 bath. Ranch Style. Fully applianced. $850/month plus utilities. Call (203)671-5181 Or (203)421-5941 WATERBURY/Wolcott Line 1 BR. Appliances, laundry, AC. No pets. Off street parking. Clean, secure building. $665/mo. (203) 264-2555

203-235-8431

GUITAR HERO PS2 - 4 guitars, 5 discs. Everything works. $40. Baby exersaucer, great condition. $20. (203) 710-3648

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

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


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 14, 2010

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

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1st & 3rd floor rent (203) 634-6064

MERIDEN- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends May 31st.

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

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. (203) 235-4853 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE: 1BR Apt In quiet country setting. Near Rte 10, minutes from 1-691. $850, includes heat & hot water. Sec & ref. No pets. Call Lynne 203-213-5577

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 2RMS 1st flr, $200/wk+sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823, 128pm www.meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 1BR, 4Rms, Victorian. Broad St. Skylight, sunken DR & kit., very attractive & private. With garage. $750. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833.

MERIDEN- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends May 31st. MERIDEN- 3/4BR, 2 full baths, FP, c/a, new paint & carpet. Great, safe, quiet location. Great for inlaw. $1300/mo. (203) 238-0566 MERIDEN- Small studio apt. $525/mo including heat & electric. Sec. No pets. 203-9823042 MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. 1BR, $750. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988

MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency. $525 mo + 1 mo. sec. & refs. Call 203213-5153 or 203-631-0105 PLAINVILLE 3 Bedroom Apt. Remodeled eat-in kitchen with dishwasher. Large bedrooms. Heat included. $1100 per month. Call (201) 805-2670

MERIDEN - 3 or 4BR apt in duplex w/private entrance. Newly renovated. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup. $1100/mo. Section 8 approved. Call (860) 930-4050

MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 1-2 Bedrooms. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $850-$950 mo. Call Chino 203-935-6224 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1 & 2BR Luxury condo. Laundry. $650-$850+util. No pets. Call 203-245-9493.

MERIDEN 2 Bedrm, Many Updates, Hardwood floors & appls. Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, No pets. $950 Mo + Sec. 203-631-6057 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 st Fl. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN-New Elevated Ranch. $349,900. 2,275 sq.ft., 3BRs, 3 full baths, finished bsmt w/FP. Galleria RE 203-671-2223 www.galleriahouses.com

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sun porch. No pets. $950/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

WALLINGFORD $309,900 Great income producer! 3 family home in excellent condtion. Remodeled kitchens and baths. Updated heating, plumbing and electric. Separate utilities. 2 car garage and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $189,900. Al 203-265-5618

YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN Clean, Furnished Rm. Share kitchen, utilities. Bath w/Jacuzzi. Washer/dryer. On bus line. $140 per week. 203-537-1772

MERIDEN Charming Cape on East side, offering 4BRs, 1.5ba, FP, LR, LL FR, 2 car det gar, new siding, new roof, new deck. Plenty of storage. Motivated seller says, “Bring all offers” $209,900. Daniellei 203-235-3300

MERIDEN $220,000 Newly built 1726 sq.ft Townhouses offering 3BRS, 2.5 BA, Formal DR, 2car gar, deck Very popular complex. Galleria RE 203-671-2223 www.galleriahouses.com

MERIDEN: WINDINGBROOK 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths, garage, finished basement, f/p, deck, walk up attic. This private community offers pool, clubhouse, tennis, basketball, putting green, individual garden plots. $189,900. Call 203-506-1583

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

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

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

WALLINGFORD. Available now! 416 North Colony St, 1st floor, 2BR, off St. parking, Cent. air, $900/Mo. + 1 Mo. Sec. Credit Check. 203-631-7094

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN Rooms for Rent Newly remodeled. $150-$200 per week. 860-382-8302 Ask for John or leave a message.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

WALLINGFORD 2BR Large apt. Close to Choate. 3rd floor. $875 + sec & utils. 203-671-0209

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT YALESVILLE Hartford Turnpike. 2 car garage with heat & water. Ideal for classic cars. Call 203-641-4746

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS COMMERCIAL GARAGES or SPACE for lease or rent. Ideal for landscaper, construction, light manufacturing or storage. Meriden. Call Jim 203-238-4555

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN Immaculate CB Cont w/3 car gar, lg bonus rm, finished walk-out bsmt, HWF & beautiful detailed molding throughout. New appls, HWH & oil tank. $349,900. Call Vicki 203235-3300

WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348

“New Listing” $196,900 Great end unit in much sought after complex. 1360 sq. ft., 2Bdrm, 1.5 bth, FP in LR, full w/o basement with sliders to a private back yard. A must see!

Dawn (203) 265-5618 MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. www.galleriahouses.com Galleria RE 203-671-2223

HELP WANTED

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1 1/2 bath. Large, Immaculate, modern, secure unit in the Town Center. Fully applianced kitchen, Central Air, w/w carpet. Off-st Parking $995. Lease. Sec. No pets. 203-214-8819 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Heat & electric included. No pets. $850. References & security. 203-284-8890

WALLINGFORD

3 F/T PEOPLE NEEDED

WALLINGFORD 20yr young Col. 3BR, 1 1/2b, wood flrs, CAIR, close to center of town. Babbling brook on side of property, applcd galley kit, 1st fl FR & more $229,0900, don’t miss out on the tax stimulus. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Take advantage of the tax credit w/this lovely 7rm, 3BR, 2b Raised Ranch. Fresh paint, FP in FR in LL, 2 sliders, one to deck and one in LL, gar & more. Great curb appeal $296,000! Kathy 203-265-5618

Two Car Cleaner/Detailers - some experience necessary Yard Person for inventory/ security - This is an outside job. All positions are secure, full time, Mon-Fri jobs. Apply in person at: Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden. 203-237-1975 ASSEMBLERS, temp to hire, Meriden. EXPERIENCED, read blueprints, soldering. $11-13. Immediate needs. Send resume to resume3@armazzotta.com or call AR Mazzotta at (203) 949-4242

HELP WANTED AUTO A TECH Foreign car experience. Excellent wages & benefits. 203-284-8989 Fax: 203-269-1114

BILLING ASSOCIATE We are seeking an experienced Billing Associate part-time 24 hours per week for our Wallingford Ancillary location. Applicants must be knowledgeable in insurance billing rules and regulations to ensure that financial information is processed accurately. Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills. Allscripts billing system experience is desirable. High school graduate and one year billing experience is required. Please contact Sherry McGuane at 860-284-5234 or email smcguane@prohealthmd.com CAREGIVER POSITIONS Comfort & Care of Wallingford, LLC HCA# 0000175 A non-medical agency seeking kind, caring & compassionate individuals to care for the “Older Adult” in their own homes. Individuals who apply must work flexible hours, Monday through Sunday. Overnight Hours and bilingual positions are available. Exp. preferred, however not a requirement. Valid Drivers License & contact numbers are required. Medical insurance is available. We currently have immediate positions available in the following areas: Meriden, Middletown, Wallingford and surrounding areas. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, call for an appointment, Monday through Friday between 8:30am & 4:00pm. 1-866-350-CARE

Childcare Worker - PT For local preschool program. HS Diploma req., CDA & 1-3 yrs exp. pref. Send resume to:

HR Manager, WFC 169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE. No phone calls please.

CNC Punch Press Operator Immediate opening for operator of Amada style CNC punch press. Must have ability to read blue prints & work independently. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. For immediate consideration, please apply at Specialty Metal Fabrication 235 Cheshire Road So. Meriden, CT. M-F 8:30-4pm CUSTOMER SERVICE FT Position in busy office. Strong experience required. Supervisory experience a big plus. Heavy telephone. Advancement for quick learner. Apply in person: Kensington Place, Meriden, Call 203-2358536 for directions only.

DELIVERY DRIVERS AUTOPART INTERNATIONAL is seeking part time drivers. We are looking for highly motivated, self starters with a great attitude. Must be 21 or older and have a clean driving record. Apply in person only: Autopart International 10 Farmington Valley Dr., Plainville CT. Autopart International conducts pre-employment drug screenings and background checks. EOE. No Phone Calls Please!


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Friday, May 14, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen Technical Service & Customer Service Representatives The 3M Purification, Inc. division in Meriden, CT (formerly CUNO) is currently seeking a Technical Service Representative and a Customer Service Representative. These individuals will be responsible for coordinating and handling varied customer transactions. The Technical Service Representative responsibilities include but are not limited to: ● Providing outstanding service to customers. ● Providing technical & product support for end users, dealers, distributors & sales personnel for residential & commercial water & air filtration products. ● Providing product recommendations based on water analysis test results. ● Handling of customer inquiries related to orders, shipments, warranty and returned products. ● Reporting on performance trends and suggesting corrective action. ● Use of 3M systems to include JDE/Peoplesoft, Lotus Notes and other related systems. Basic/Minimum Qualifications: ● High School Diploma ● Minimum 3 years technical service experience Preferred Qualifications: ● Experience with water filtration and treatment systems a plus. ● Eighteen months or more of trade/technical school or an Associate's degree and relevant work experience in the plumbing or water treatment channel strongly preferred. ● 3+ years experience in a technical and high volume (50 calls/contacts per day) environment. ● Strengths in communication and interpersonal skills. ● Ability to adapt easily to rapid change, work well independently as well as with teams and possess strong problem solving skills. ● Ability to develop positive relationships with all internal clients, all levels of 3M leadership as well as our valued 3M customers.

Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.3m.com/careers-us to apply for position #0902579. The Customer Service Representative responsibilities include but are not limited to: ● Providing outstanding customer service to customers. ● Providing accurate handling of high volume customer calls and transactions relating to order management, expediting, deduction/adjustment handling & exceptional response to customer inquiries in a timely, professional manner. Basic Qualifications: ● High School Diploma ● Minimum 3 years customer service experience in a high volume call-center environment (100 calls per day and 100 orders per day) Preferred Qualifications: ● A technical/vocational/trade school degree (2-3 years after high school) in an applicable field. ● Highly organized with attention to detail and ability to multi-task. ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills. ● JDE, EDI, Lotus Notes and other related office systems experience a plus. ● Ability to adapt easily to rapid change, work well independently as well as with teams and possess strong problem solving skills. ● Ability to develop positive relationships with all internal clients, all levels of 3M leadership as well as our valued 3M customers. ● Experience with water filtration and treatment systems a plus.

Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.3m.com/careers-us to apply for position #1002680.

EDUCATION

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Ideal position for anyone looking for extra income. Must be willing to work on an as needed basis. Looking for substitute teachers for all grade levels. Ability to apply common sense and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to relate to students, staff and public in a courteous manner.

HELP WANTED

EDUCATION

Secretary The Meriden Board of Education seeks applicants for a secretarial position in the Office of Curriculum and Professional Development. The hours for this position are 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday, and the hourly rate is $15.30. Closing date is May 17, 2010.

Please apply online at www.meriden.k12.ct.us

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree TO APPLY: Call the Job Opportunities Line at (203) 250-2411. Leave your name, complete address and an application will be mailed to you. You may also pick up an application at:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Specialist AA in HS or related coursework or HS Dip. + 4yrs related exp. Resp to: recruit, assess, train and support clients in our training program. Cover letter/resume to:

HELP WANTED DRIVER Roll Off Truck. Class B. FT. Full benefits. Medical, dental, 401k. MUST HAVE EXPERI ENCE. Apply at 718 N. Colony Rd., Wlfd or call (203) 265-2644

MEDICAL CAREERS

Engineering Manager

This position will perform all general housekeeping duties as required throughout the hospital. Previous floor care experience a plus, previous institutional cleaning experience a plus. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions required.

Housekeeper

Central CT ISO certified Mfg firm seeking an articulate, highly motivated, self starting Engineering Manager to design progressive dies, tools, and fixtures. Strong project management, organizational, and communication skills required. Must be a team player able to structure a strong cohesive business unit. Must have solid understanding of progressive and secondary tool design, manufacturing processes and techniques, tool and product material selection, and current CAD software. Ideal candidate will have 10+ yrs experience, a diversified background in medical, military, aerospace & other commercial industries, worked with various steel, and have a strong knowledge of KeyCreator. We offer excellent benefits and wages. Serious and Qualified Applicants Only! Apply in person, fax, resume to 203.269.1357 or e-mail jobs@componenteng.com

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: jobs@gaylord.org or mail to P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

Director of Nursing HELP WANTED

NEED EXTRA CASH? Temp to hire weekend packing, Wallingford, Sat & Sun 7 am to 7 pm. $9. Call AR Mazzotta 203-949-4242

Component Engineers, Inc.

News Reporter

108 N. Plain Industrial Road Wallingford, CT 06492

Experienced part-time news reporter wanted for two weekly community newspapers. Must be able to write news and features. Photography experience a plus. Flexible, 32-hour per week work schedule. Includes some nights and weekends.

FRY COOK/Drivers - PT. Drivers must have clean driving record. Apply at: Gulf Srimp, 240 Atwater St, Plantsville HAIR STYLIST & MANAGER. Part time or full time. Up to 50% commission. EOE. Call 203-537-5357 for more info HOMEMAKER/COMPANIONS F/T-P/T, to assist elderly in their homes. Transportation & phone essential. Bilingual applicants encouraged. Call Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care 203-238-1441 LABORER Wanted at Jawor Lumber, 1068 North Farms Road, Wallingford. Accepting applications between 6:30am-2pm MACHINE OPERATORS Min 3 yr exp (wire drawing, stranding, bobbins a +). Growing Meriden manufacturer; 2nd & 3rd shift only; reliable and fast learner w/own transportation; Start $12-$18/hr DOE +benefits. Fax resumes 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@ accelinternational.com

MACHINE OPERATORS Now taking applications for Machine Operators on 2nd shift. Must have good mechanical background. Previous experience preferred but not necessary. 5 day work week with overtime as required. Full benefits. Successful candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug and aptitude testing.

Joan Miller, WFC 169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE.

Gaylord Hospital is a not-for-profit long term acute care hospital specializing in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. We offer a comprehensive salary and benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply in person: Northeastern Shaped Wire 411 N. Main St. Southington, CT 06489

Send cover letter, resume and clippings to: news@southingtoncitizen.com or to The Southington Citizen 40 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489

Sales LOOKING FOR A CAREER CHANGE ?

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Realistic first year earnings of $ 45 - 55,000. Our Company has been in the maintenance products and service business for over 40 years. We are an innovative CT Company with a statewide customer base. We are looking for an ambitious person with strong discipline and work ethic to fill a Sales/Account Executive position. Position deals with new and existing customer base. Advancement potential for strong candidate. We provide in-depth training, car allowance, and full benefits.

Please Fax your resume to 203-238-7279 or e-mail to mail@magnakleen.com

Time for a change? An excellent position awaits an innovative DON. Be a part of a caring team where you will be valued. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package. We are a 94 bed JCAHO accredited nursing facility. FAX OR SEND RESUME TO: Sheila C. Smith, Administrator

RADIOLOGY 20 Hour position for APRN or PA in Radiology Dept. BLS, ACLS Certified. Please call Patty at 203694-8260 to schedule an interview.

RN 7am-3pm every other wknd. Competitive rate. Apply in person or fax resume to: MERIDIAN MANOR 1132 Meriden Rd Waterbury, CT 06705 Fax: 203-757-0634 Attn: Ms. Smith

MERIDIAN MANOR 1132 Meriden Road Waterbury, CT 06705

F ax: 2 0 3 - 7 5 7 - 0 6 3 4

HELP WANTED

PART TIME TELLERS Friendly, personalized service in our Meriden branches. Min HS diploma & 1yr cashier exp req’d. Fax resume to 203-720-5304 or apply online NaugatuckSavingsBank.com EOE

PRESS BRAKE OPERATOR Immediate opening for experienced press brake operator. Must have ability to read blue prints & work independently. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. For immediate consideration, please apply at Specialty Metal Fabrication 235 Cheshire Road So. Meriden, CT. M-F 8:30-4pm PRESTIGIOUS Country Club looking for PT Locker Room Attendant. Weekends a must. Exp preferred. Apply in person at The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Rd, Wlfd. or email resume: bobs@farmscc.org SALESPERSON Knowledgeable in construction and remodeling to sell remodeling, roofing, siding, etc. Must have 5 years experience. Please call (203) 639-1634

Always a sale in Marketplace

HELP WANTED

SHIPPING/RECEIVING Wallingford temp. Data entry, UPS & FedEx experience. $10. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 or send resume to resume5@armazzotta.com

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Kelly Educational Staffing is currently hiring substitute teachers for Meriden Public Schools. Bachelor's Degree is required. Immediate openings.

Please call 203-288-3564 or email 1760@kellyservices.com

WE currently have the following opportunities at our Village at Kensington Place location. Driver-Part-time. Must have CDL license. Also Part-time Activity Assistant. Interested candidates apply in person at 511 Kensington Ave, Meriden. Call 203-235-0181


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 14, 2010

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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Stk. #10140, Auto., A/C, Power Windows & Locks

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Stk. #10193, Quad Cab 4x4, 5.7 Hemi - 390 Horsepower, 20 MPG Hwy. Power Windows & Locks

Sale Price

MSRP $32,280

$

Sale Price

15,495

or

$

0% for 60 months

25,996

or

0% for 60 months

2010 Chrysler Town & Country 2010 Caliber Mainstreet Stk. #10251, 3.3 V6, Stow N Go Seating, 3 Zone A/C

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Sale Price

Sale Price

$

21,988

$

15,986

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2010 Dodge Charger SXT RWD

2010 Dodge Challenger SE

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MSRP $24,445

Sale Price $

Sale Price

24,995

or

$

0% for 72 months

24,495

or

1.9% for 60 months

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Limited

2006 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

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2006 Jeep Liberty Limited

2006 Jeep Wrangler SE 4x4

2007 Jeep Wrangler 4 DR.

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5-14-2010 North Haven Citizen Newspaper  

North Haven Citizen Newspaper for May 14, 2010

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