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Volume 7, Number 20

Your Town, Your News

Fasano proud to defend 34th District seat By Laurie Rich Salerno Special to the Citizen

Without a debate, Republican delegates from the 34th state Senate district — which includes North Haven — swiftly endorsed incumbent state Sen. Len Fasano Monday night in East Haven. “It says something when year after year he continues to be re-elected . . . it shows that Lenny is well respected amongst the people that he serves,”

said John Winkle, an East Haven resident and longtime friend of Fasano, while nominating the senator at Joseph Melillo Middle School in East Haven. Fasano, who lives in North Haven with his wife and three children, has been a state senator since 2003, representing Wallingford, East Haven and part of North Haven. Because of recent redistricting, the 34th will inSee Fasano, page 8

Citizen Laurie Rich Salerno / Record-Journal

State Sen. Len Fasano, R-34th District, which includes North Haven, was endorsed by state Republicans on Monday night to seek reelection.

Vote this Tuesday Let your voice count — vote in the North Haven town-wide referendum on Tuesday, May 22. Up for consideration is the proposed 2012-13 town budget of $85.1 million, a financial plan which will not increase taxes. Moreover, in the suggested budget, education spending will rise 3 percent in North Haven, while the town-side budget represents a 1-percent decrease. Overall, the $85.1 million figure is a 1.1-percent increase over the current budget. Taxes won’t go up if voters approve this plan, however, because municipal leaders used surplus funds generated in past fiscal years to balance the budget. Thus, North Haven’s mill rate of 26.54 will remain the same if residents vote in favor on May 22. Polling places are the four elementary schools — Montowese, Ridge Road, Green Acres and Clintonville — plus the Recreational Center. Polls are open on May 22 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Defense drives lax By Kevin Pataky and Kyle Swartz Special to the Citizen In a sport known for high-speed offense, North Haven High School boys’ varsity lacrosse is winning with rigid defense. “Coming into the year, I knew that we would be short on offense. The bulk of our strength definitely is on defense,” said head coach Bill Altman. “That’s where all our seniors are. There’s a natural progression with their abilities and leadership all being on defense. Early on, we thought that if we could keep other teams under eight goals a game, we could compete with anyone.” NHHS’ defensive prowess was on display against Shelton last week, in a rematch of the season opener, which the Indians had dropped 6-4 against the Gaels. This time around, NHHS nabbed the victory, 5-3. The strong Indians defense, coupled with the field of long grass, slowed Shelton and held them to only 16 shots on goal. Senior Indian goalie Chris DeFonce saved most of those, while Jimmy Fredericks (2), Colin Uyeki, Quincy Pecora and Ethan Suraci all scored for North Haven. “A first game is a first game — this time around, our kids’ confidence levels were a lot higher,” Altman said.

Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky /

Above, senior Andrew Babbidge tries to elude Shelton’s Tyler Vasilescu. Below, sophomore Ethan Suraci wins a faceoff against Shelton’s captain Connor O’Brien. For more pics see page 21. Unlike the season opener, last week’s rematch was in North Haven, and on the Indians’ grass field, a benefit to North Haven’s style of play. “Shelton normally plays on a turf field, and so they See Defense, page 21


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 18, 2012

New service organization seeks members

The Greater New Haven Rotaract Club, a newly formed service organization, seeks young professionals from the Greater New Haven/Meriden area who are interested in public service. “This is a great way for people looking to help out in the community or internationally to do that,” said Rotaract co-founder and president Alex Casella. “And this is great means to network within the community, especially amongst businesses.” Based on Rotary International, Rotaract is intended for a younger membership, and will provide op-

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Animal Haven Pet of the Week — Lucille Meet Lucille. She is a soft, pretty, feminine-looking lovable cat. She has beautiful snow-white fur with a little soft gray and a sweet pink nose. Lucille likes to be petted and, with her super-soft fur, she feels wonderful to pet. She also enjoys being brushed, which keeps her looking her very best. She can be a bit feisty at times and may swat at you when she needs time to herself. She may be better-suited in a home without young children or other pets. Lucille is seven years old and deserves a loving home where she can be free to look out the window, nap in a warm, comfortable spot and get plenty of love and attention. Lucille is spayed and current on all her vaccinations. Meet Lucille at The Animal Haven. For more information, call The Animal Haven, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, at (203) 239-2641 or visit The Animal Haven is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. or Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The Animal Haven has been dedicated to taking in adoptable homeless cats and dogs, providing complete veterinary care for them, and finding them well-matched, loving homes since 1948. The Animal Haven is a wonderful place to find your next family pet. Content provided by Animal Haven, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter run by volunteers at 89 Mill Road, North Haven.


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The members of North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy 2805 have scheduled a coffee/cash drive for Holy Joe’s Café. Holy Joe’s Café provides free coffee to our troops overseas. Stop by with a soft bag of regular coffee Friday May 25 through Monday, May 28 from noon to 9 p.m. in front of Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria, 157 Wooster Street, New Haven. For more information, visit holyjoescafe. or facebook. com/holyjoescafe or call Tom at (203) 859-0031.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

Music under the Stars The North Haven Department of Community Services and Recreation, in conjunction with the North Haven business community, has once again scheduled a series of free outdoor concerts. All concerts are scheduled for Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on the Town Green. Parking is available at the Town Hall Annex and Town Pool lots. Tuesday, June 16 - Rich DiPalma (Sinatra/songs from yesteryear) Tuesday, July 3 - Flashback (50s/60s Rock ‘n Roll) Tuesday, July 10 - Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Tuesday, July 17 - Vinnie Carr and the Party Band (Pop sound) Tuesday, July 24 - The Sixties Show (various 60s) Tuesday, July 31 - Silverado (country band) Tuesday, Aug. 7 - The Classics (50s-60s) Tuesday, Aug. 14 - B Willie Smith (R&B/swing/rock) Tuesday, Aug. 21 - 8 to the Bar (R&B, swing) Tuesday, Aug. 28 - Primetime (party band) For more information, call the Recreation Center InfoLine at (203) 234-2535 after 5 p.m.

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Friends and a sound financial plan By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

One primary ingredient in fully fixing America’s unsteady economy is upstart businesses, private ventures which grow from humble beginnings into companies capable of creating numerous new jobs. Just ask North Haven High School graduates and town natives John Caserta and Alex Casella, young financial advisors working together in today’s changing fiscal world. Their continuing friendship and professional association is indicative of a basic economic truth. You can’t always predict the future, but you can cultivate good personal habits, which allow you to make the most out of sudden opportunities, and react as best possible to misfortune. “Our families go back to our grandparents growing up in Italy, in the same town,” Casella said of his professional associate. “About eight to 10 years ago

we ran into each other at an Italian organization. That turned into a friendship, which turned into a business relationship. Our business relationship allows us to leverage one another and collaborate.” Casella has four years of professional financial experience under his belt, while Caserta has seven. They described their vocation as providing customers a better understanding of their financial realities, not unlike a physician elucidating a patient’s health. “I equate it as going to a doctor,” Caserta said. “You should go to your doctor every year for a checkup. A doctor is going to ask you a lot of things about yourself — your background, history — so that they can get a better picture.” “We take the same approach to finances,” he added. “We talk to people about their background, experiences, where they are in life, what they’d like to accomplish. Because all of that

goes into their overall financial health. We work with individuals and businesses to help with strategies to achieve whatever finical goals they are looking to achieve.” For some people these monetary objectives are retirement, for others estate planning, or going to college. Frequently, such goals are many and varied — all the more reason to seek a professional’s advice, according to the North Haven colleagues. “Any decision you make in one area of your financial plan is going to affect all other parts of your plan,” Caserta said. “What repayment option you choose for your mortgage is going to have a direct impact on your cash flow, taxes, how much you pay in interest. Decisions have to be made on the macro economic level.” Young professionals themselves, Caserta and Casella recommend the services of financial planners even for recent graduates just joining the workforce.

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John Caserta (right) and Alex Casella (left) are North Haven High School graduates, financial advisors and business associates. “One thing that a lot of people underestimate is starting to make good decisions early,” Caserta said. “A lot of people feel that they need to achieve a certain level of financial success before they can work with a financial advisor.” “But for young people, it’s not so much about what savings you have, but making a habit of making contributions into savings,” he con-

tinued. “Some people feel that in order to save, you have to put away thousands of dollars. No. It’s all about planning with what you actually have. Early on, you need habits that are responsible. And then when you move up to better jobs and get more money, you can continue those good habits that you have already developed.” Contact Caserta at (203) 676-1457.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

Veterans behind this parade

Memorial Day events are scheduled in North Haven for Saturday, May 26. A Remembrance Program to recall all veterans who have gone to their final resting place is scheduled at 9 a.m. on the green at the town’s Vietnam/Korea War Memorial. The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Bailey Road and continue to the review stand on Church Street. Buses will be provided

to shuttle those participating in the parade to where they need meet. The parade Marshal is Fred Kelly, who is pictured with past American Legion State Commander Charles Morrissey (left) and North Haven American Legion Commander Dan Riccio (right). A lifelong resident of North Haven, Kelly has been very instrumental in promoting sports at the high

school level. The North Haven High School gymnasium has been named in his honor. He is the President of the Tomahawk Club and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 76. For more information about this event, contact Dan Riccio, Commander, American Legion, Post 76 at (203) 239-5321, x502. Photo and text submitted by Carla Riccio.

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North Haven High School Honor Roll

North Haven High School announced the honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 12 Alyssa Altschuler, Andrew Amarone, Stephanie Andris, Jessica Attruia, Haya Awwad, Andrew Babbidge, Moshood Balogun, Prakhar Bansal, Amara Barbiero, Paolo Barecchia, Anthony Barletta, Sarah Beatty, Lisa Bernardo, Gregory Bicknell, Sarah Black, Alexa Bouffard, Shannon Cahill, Sarah Camera, Jason Cancel, Cristina Capriglione, Christina Carbone, Dana Carman, Emily Carroll, Adam Cerilli, Hafssa Chbihi, Kristen Cheffer, Emily Cochrane, Brittany Correia, Ryan Coughlin, Joseph Cristofano, Kristyn Cullen, Frank Daniele, Domenique DeLucia, Kailee Dextradeur, Samuel Dzialo, Samantha Edelman, Bryana Eighmy, Katie Fenton, Evelyn Fisher, Caitlin Fitzpatrick, Christopher Flanagan, Molly Gajdosik, Carly Gambardella, Molly Gambardella, Zachary Gerry, Nina Joy Godlewski,

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An interwoven lesson photo by Gayle Grillo

Fifth graders who did not attend the week long nature’s classroom remained at Ridge Road School and enjoyed learning about weaving as an art form. They worked under the direction of Glenn Williams, retired art teacher. The children are pictured holding their woven creations. The student’s work is on display in the library.

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Food for thought Submitted by Robert D. Hoff

Montowese Baptist Church member Pauline McInnis and Robert D. Hoff held a Food Drive to benefit the North Haven Food Bank on May 5 at Stop & Shop on Washington Avenue in North Haven and successfully raised $500 and collected multiple carriages of food to help the North Haven Food Pantry.


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 18, 2012

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Mathew Bouno and Shannon Murnane help the North Haven Rotary Club kick off its third annual participation in the Hamden/North Haven Relay for Life.

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Two representatives from Relay for Life recently met with the North Haven Rotary Club. Shannon Murnane from the American Cancer Society, and North Haven resident Mathew Buono, a senior at Quinnipiac University who is a tri-chairman of the upcoming local version of a walk founded nearly 30 years ago to fight cancer, showed Rotarians a brief video explaining the history of Relay for Life. Today, the 24-hour fundraiser is the largest non-profit event in the world, with 5,200 such walks sponsored in the US annually and over 1000 held in other countries around the world. An informative and touching account was shared by Ms. Murnane, who told her personal story as a cancer survivor and why she is involved in the Relay for Life. The 10-year survivor of cervical cancer was diag-

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clude about half of Durham after the election. He is currently the Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore. The 54-year-old attorney will likely be up against Democrat and former North Haven State Rep. Steve Fontana in November. Fontana’s convention is on Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford. In his acceptance speech, Fasano came out strong against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Democratic majority in the state legislature, saying it is unhealthy for government to have “a one-party system.” The system, he said, has allowed unfettered spending and taxing — with more taxes for residents than ever before on items like over-the-counter drugs, and clothing and shoes under $50. “We’ve passed $1.3 billion in new taxes . . . and spent another $285 million,” Fasano said. “The state is addicted to spending and we need to stop it now.” The legislature passed a plan to close a $285 million hole in the current state budget earlier in the month and add another $143 million to the 2012-13 budget that was passed in 2011, according Fasano also attacked the Malloy administration’s push to get the Jackson Laboratory research center into the state. “We spend $300 million to bring Jackson Labs — which is going to bring 300 jobs. That’s a million per job,” Fasano said. At one point in his speech, Fasano choked up talking about the history of his role and what it means to him. See Fasano, next page


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“Every day I go up there and I vote, I remember who I represent. To think that the chair I sit in will be there . . . long after me,” Fasano said. One Durham delegate, Lisa Davenport, was among the 26 at the convention. Davenport ran unsuccessfully in 2010 against state Sen. Edward Meyer when her part of town was in the 12th district. “I’m thrilled beyond belief that he is going to be my senator,” Davenport said. “I am touched when he gets choked up about the role — takes it that seriously.” State Republican Chairman Jerry Labriola, of Wallingford, spoke before the nominations. “We are the envy of many Senate districts — you show that in the way you fund your candidate. Many struggle to qualify. In the 34th District, we get it done in one night,” Labriola said. East Haven delegate Lori Jaffe said she supported Fasano because she liked how he responded to the needs of dozens of families living on the shoreline of the town on Cosey Beach Avenue whose homes were destroyed or damaged by Tropical Storm Irene last August. “He’s very responsive, just what you want in a representative,” Jaffe said. “He’ll take a call, come out.” In an interview after the convention, Fasano said that this year he’d worked on two pieces of legislation with legislators on both sides of the aisle and state commissioners regarding storm response. “Those are things that because of my district I was very sensitive to . . . I’m very proud of those,” Fasano said. Ms. Salerno reports for the Record-Journal, Meriden. Follow her on Twitter — @LaurieSalernoRJ


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Montowese School receives grant

Connex Credit Union’s Internship Opportunity College students who are looking for an internship that offers experience, pay and an eye-catching title to go along with it need to look no further. Based on the program’s success, Connex Credit Union is again seeking a college student to serve as the credit union’s Vice President of Unbanking. The paid internship position is for the academic school year, starting in September 2012, and is available to full-time college students in the New Haven area. The selected student will work within Connex Credit Union’s corporate marketing department and serve as an ambassador for Connex and the Unbank brand. “Unbank With Us” is Connex’s current marketing and advertising campaign aimed at helping to position the credit union as the better choice for personal finances. Some of the duties of the Vice President of Banking include: Being responsible for Connex Credit Union’s social media programs and content Assisting in the development of marketing programs and projects Interacting with Connex Credit Union’s advertising and public relations agency of record Participating in special events and grassroots marketing efforts The selected candidate must be willing to work a minimum of 15 hours per week for an entire school year, commencing in September 2012 and concluding in the spring of 2013. Financial compensation, work hours and work details will be discussed in scheduled interviews. Interested students should to submit their resume and a brief video explaining why they should be the Vice President of Unbanking. The deadline is June 30.

State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) and State Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven) applauded Governor Dannel Malloy for announcing the State has awarded a $50,000 Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant to upgrade and replace the playscape at Montowese School. Montowese School, opened in 1957 and serving more than 350 students in grades K-5, is one of four elementary schools in North Haven. There are seventeen classroom teachers and also full time specialists in the area of general music, instrumental music, physical education, art, and library/media. Montowese School is dedicated to the arts with monthly art displays and several musical concerts throughout the year. All children receive general instruction in music and fourth and fifth graders can choose to participate in chorus and band on a weekly basis.

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The North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., has scheduled its annual church wide and vendor tag sale for Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Vendor spaces are available. For more information, call (203) 239-591 or email churchoffice@northhaven.o rg

Montowese Baptist Church

Montowese Baptist Church201 Quinnipiac Ave., has scheduled its annual tag sale and carwash on July 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is

the 12th year of serving the North Haven and surrounding areas with “gently used” merchandise, (household goods, electronics, books, etc,) baked goods, jewelry, and many other items. For more information, call Dottie at (203) 787-3725. Montowese Baptist Church is collecting donations to support American soldiers. Items requested include socks, soap, travel size personal hygiene items, pads, pencils, pens, notebooks, etc. Donations may be dropped off any Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on any program or event at the church, call Pauline at (203) 234-6784.

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Hope Christian Church Spring Zumba classes are scheduled at Hope Christian Church, 211 Montowese Ave. The classes are free on a drop in basis and are scheduled for Thursdays at 7 p.m. through May 10. For more information, call Debby DeMatteo at (203) 503-1152 or the church office at (203) 234-7328.

Seminar for Bereaved A New Day 10-week seminar for Bereaved is scheduled for Wednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 62 St. Michael’s Drive, Waterbury. To register, call (203) 758-5711, (203) 879-2475, or (203) 755-2561. These events are sponsored by the Family Life Office, Archdiocese of Hartford.

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St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers are scheduled for most Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. All members of the community are invited for companionship along with a nutritious supper. The menu includes

The North Haven Citizen Friday, May 18, 2012 items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone (or fresh salads in the warmer months), meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches, seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. Donations to defray the cost of the meals are welcome but not required. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace.

For more information, call the church office at (203) 2390156.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden, has scheduled Mass at 7:30 and 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, and at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The Way of the Cross devotion takes place each Friday at 9:20 a.m. and 7 p.m.

North Haven Briefs Barbershop chorus seeks members The Elm City Men’s Barbershop Chorus invites men of all ages to sing in its Monday afternoon rehearsals. The chorus has been in existence for more than 50 years and practice for the sheer joy of trying to sing. Previous singing experience is not required. Four part harmony tenors, baritones, basses and leads are welcome. The members will help participants learn the music in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. There is no fee. The chorus meets every

Monday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. in the basement of Our Lady of Pompeii RC Church, 355 Foxon Road, East Haven, CT. For more information, call Mike Ryan at (203) 285-5133 or Tony Riggi at (203) 239-0684 or email: mikeryan2011@gmail. com

Craig Hillo fundraiser

A fundraiser dinner to benefit the Craig M. Hillo Memorial Sports Scholarship Fund is scheduled for Sunday, June 3 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn North Haven, 201 Washington Ave. The event features, a buffet, music, sports memorabilia silent auction and raffles. Buffet is from 1 to 3 p.m.; raffle begins at 3:30 p.m. Scholarship awards will follow the raffle. For more information and cost, call (203) 234-2782.

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Barbara A. Bakutis

Nancy M. DeCampos Nancy M. DeCampos, 70, of Wallingford entered into rest

on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael’s. She was born in Bridgeport on Aug. 24, 1941 daughter of the late Herbert Hitzler and the late Ruby L. Holmes Tongue. She was a nurse at the State of CT Mental Health Center in Bridgeport for many years until her retirement. She devoted her life to helping the mentally challenged and was active with the Special Olympics of CT. She gave great care for her daughter Marlene. She also enjoyed having many of the children to her home for the holidays. She is the loving mother of Deborah Richter and her husband Kevin and Diane Smith and Marlene Smith. She is the sister of Gregory Tongue, Donald Hitzler and his wife Lois and the late James Hitzler and sister-inlaw of Carol Hitzler. She is the loving grandmother of William Smith and Eric and Genevieve Richter and greatgrandmother of Ava. She is also survived by her husband Herminio DeCampos and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were private. The Riverview Funeral Home, Shelton were entrusted with his arrangements.

Frank Joseph DeLucia Frank Joseph “Hot Dog” DeLucia, 86, of North H a v e n , passed away peacefully on May 9, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

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He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Mary Massimino DeLucia. Born in New Haven on Oct. 3, 1925; son of the late Dominic and Maria Carfora DeLucia. Frank served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had worked for Simkin Industries for 47 years until his retirement. He loved to go crabbing and fishing; was a former coach for three generations for North Haven Babe Ruth, Dom Aitro and Max Sinoway baseball. Frank was a member of the Yakawa’s Friendship Club for many years and most of all was always there for his family whom he loved and adored. Father of Mary Ann DeMatteo (Bill) and Frank DeLucia (Florence); grandfather of Therese DeMatteo Fleck, Bill DeMatteo, Robin,

Frank, Michael and Nicholas DeLucia; great-Grandfather of Ashley and Brandon Blakely, Emma DeMatteo, Trevor Fleck, Hayden and Hailey DeLucia, Gavin Fleck, and Rocco DeLucia; brother of Ralph DeLucia, Caroline Armenio, Grace Levatino, Sue DeLucia and the late Alexander DeLucia, Amelia Arcangelo, Fortunato, Vincent, Marco and Anthony DeLucia. Services were held May 12, 2012 from the North Haven Funeral Home followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Therese Church. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave., North Haven, CT 06473.

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Barbara A. Verboski Bakutis, 67, of North Haven, formerly of East Haven, passed away peacefully May 13, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Charles R. Bakutis, Sr. Born in New Haven on Dec. 7, 1944; a daughter of the late Joseph Verboski, Sr. and Stella A. Bencusky Verboski. Barbara had worked for Universal Wire and later as a self-employed housekeeper. She also had a great love for cats. Mother of Charles R. Bakutis, Jr., William M. Bakutis (Valerie Matteis) all of North Haven, Brian J. Bakutis (Tammy) of New Haven and the late Robert and Stella Bakutis. Mimi of Amanda, Billy, Nick, Blacey, Rachel, Morgan and Krystal; aunt of Joseph Cheeseman of N.Y. and William Orlando, Jr. (Pauline) of Old Saybrook. Predeceased by a brother Joseph Verboski, Jr. and sisters, Jeanette Orlando and Joan Cheeseman. Services were held May 16, 2012 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Pompeii Church. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 110 Barnes Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492 or the Greater New Haven Cat Projects (GNHCP), P.O. Box 1432, New Haven, CT 06506.

band Vince of Hoover, Ala., Thomas Bisighini and his wife Robin of Middle Village, N.Y., and Scott Bisighini and Lisa Aguzzi of West Haven. Pat was also survived by her grandchildren Sean and Sara Bisighini, Mackenzie June and Jason Herget, and her great-grandchild Alyssa Herget. She was predeceased by her parents, Frederic and Agnes Ward of Hamden, as well as a brother Thomas. Pat was a local resident of Hamden and North Haven for her entire life, and a devoted member of St. Frances Cabrini Church of North Haven for many years as a Eucharistic Minister and long-time member of the Women’s Club, including a tenure as its president. She was primarily a homemaker dedicated to raising her children, but later worked for the family’s card and gift business in New Haven and Brandi’s market of Hamden after they were grown. Pat was proud of her Irish heritage and genealogy, actively participated in Hamden High School alumni events, and most enjoyed any occasion where she was surrounded by her family. Services were held May 12, 2012 with a mass of Christian Burial at St. Frances Cabrini Church of North Haven followed by committal services at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

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At our peril

To the editor: Opponents successfully encouraged people to attend the zoning meeting to allow greater density, moderately priced, energy efficient new housing in town. It’s sad but true — opposition is always vocal and it’s easier to mount a negative campaign than a positive one. Many of the opposition actually live in the Cloudland and Sugar Hill area, former farmland and developments that were equally as contentious at the time. Now that they are here and/or their families are grown and no longer need the schools, the doors must slam shut. I contend that what is really at the heart of argument is reverse ageism. The argument that this is a burden on our schools — which is not borne out by fact and current data — was heard

repeatedly. I believe that many simply do not want young families that produce school-aged children who grow up to school-aged teenagers in the town. This “burdening of our schools” argument propelled many towns all over the state to promote and allow 55-andolder communities. We are now experiencing ramifications of discouraging new housing for the young. Many seniors that flocked to these types of homes with the promise of not having to live in communities with children or teenagers are finding themselves in a terrible real-estate market. This realization is causing many to lift, or attempt to lift, those self-imposed restrictions. States, including Connecticut, are offering towns financial incentives to provide affordable housing in an effort to keep youth at home.

I sympathize with their difficulty and resistance to change. However, as a mother of young-adult children, I am passionate about the need for this type of opportunity. We as a town need to be proactive and respond to the needs and demands of our youth and their current economic realities. We ignore it at our own peril. Donna DiGioia North Haven

Behind the times To the editor: The proposed amendment change to allow development of new, moderately sized homes on smaller parcels offers North Haven opportunity to grow with the times. High costs and necessary immediate expenses for repairs and updating make it difficult to purchase a home. Potential See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Monday, May 21 Parks & Rec Commission, 5:30 p.m. Water Pollution Authority, 7 p.m. Conservations Commission, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 Police Commission, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 Board of Fire Commission, 6 p.m. Inland/Wetlands Commission, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24 Economic Development Commission, 8:15 p.m. Monday, June 4 Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 5 North Haven Housing Authority, 4 p.m. Community Services & Recreation, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 Board of Education, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 Blight Prevention Bd. Of Appeals, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21 Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 25 Water Pollution Control, 7 p.m.

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, May 18, 2012

State column

Fixing schools By Chris Powell With his education reform, Governor Malloy can claim victory on the biggest points in contention. His education commissioner is authorized to take over as many as 25 failing local schools, creating the “commissioner’s network.” While the commissioner won’t be allowed to abrogate teacher union contracts in these schools, his proposals to change contracts will go to an arbiter who “shall give the highest priority to the educational interests of the state . . . as such interests relate to the children.” That is, for once the public interest will be superior to the union interest. The standard for dismissing teachers will be eased, reduced from utter incompetence to mere ineffectiveness. Annual rather than just occasional evaluations of teachers and principals will be required. Student performance will be a factor in teacher-tenure decisions. Altogether, this has been a brave attempt by the governor to accomplish public administration, heroic for his taking personal responsibility for failing schools. To transform those schools, the state Education Department will experiment with models and practices that have had success with the most disadvantaged students and neighborhoods.

Not everything may work, but the extra attention alone will help. So will the thousand new state-funded pre-kindergarten seats provided by the bill for disadvantaged children throughout the state and the requirement for schools to report on reading proficiency in the earliest grades, a key predictor of trouble. But the legislation has been marred by the haste of the compromise that put it together and the clumsiness of its presentation. Announcing his agreement with the legislative leaders two weeks ago, and apparently excited to have achieved as much as he did in negotiations, the governor remarked that the bill about to be sent to the General Assembly might contain some mistakes but he had been assured by the Senate president and House speaker that the legislature could be recalled to fix them in accordance with their understanding. An hour later the Senate approved the bill and sent it to the House without even having read it through. Details here and there will call the legislation into question as well. For example, only $7.5 million is appropriated for the “commissioner’s network,” and dividing that amount equally over 25 schools would allot only $300,000 per school. Of See Fixing, page 24

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Friday, May 18, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

National column

An Ounce of Prevention

Social security

Flu on the rise

By Kyle Swartz

By V. Deborah Culligan You might wonder why there is a column on flu when it is the month of May. You are correct to question why this topic at this time — doesn’t flu information usually appear in the fall? Generally, that is the cycle: flu prevention information and the promotion of flu shots in the fall; flu illness over the fall and winter months; a disappearance of the infection from spring through summer. But this year, things are not following the typical pattern. There were very few cases of flu during the fall and winter months. But since the middle of March, many flu cases (and institutional outbreaks) are being reported, even in those who were immunized, both in Connecticut and throughout the United States. In some cases, influenza has been followed by pneumonia. There are several important actions you can take to help prevent getting and/or spreading the flu. — Use respiratory etiquette. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze with a tissue. (If a tissue is unavailable, at least try to cough into your sleeve.) Dispose of used tissues in a trash can. — Wash your hands frequently and properly with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. This is one of the most-important actions you can take to prevent the spread of illnesses in yourself

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costs of houses that Mr. Mario DiGioia intends to build are between $250,000 and $300,000, making them more affordable and practical than older homes. Opponents mistakenly argued that people are leaving Connecticut solely due to job loss. However, most young professionals are opting to live elsewhere due to living costs. North Haven should feel compelled to retain this admirable population. Mr. DiGioia’s awareness and attempt to prevent the exodus of future leaders of this town are innovative. The opposition also argued that these homes will attract a “ghetto-like” population. This ludicrous statement is embarrassing. Unlike years ago, banks are strict and uncompromising

and others. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective for removing germs (but not dirt.) — Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. — If you are sick with flu-like illness (defined as a fever of 100 degrees or higher and a cough or sore throat) stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. The rest of the office or your child’s school does not want your germs. — When you are sick, stay home (except to seek medical care or other necessities) and limit contact with others. This will help to prevent the spread of infection. In addition, try to avoid persons who are ill if you can. — If you did not get a flu shot this season, it is not too late. Check with your health care provider to see if they have any flu shots left. Some area pharmacies do have flu shots left. If you have a medical condition or if a viral illness that doesn’t show signs of improvement within a few days, it is a good

when it comes to giving someone a mortgage. It is reasonable to agree that those obtaining a $300,000 mortgage will be trustworthy, hard-working individuals — a population that should be sought by North Haven. At the public hearing, Attorney Pellegrino clearly explained that North Haven currently has four percent of “affordable housing,” while the state mandates 10 percent. While it is not the intention to construct an Affordable Housing Opportunity Zone, DonMar will have no other option if their original proposal is denied. The opposition and zoning board members may not consider either option appealing, but it is a decision they will have to confront nonetheless. Being reluctant to agree to Mr. DiGioia’s proposal due to the inability to

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reason and have foresight will inevitably lead to a lessdesirable development. This decision should be a nobrainer for the zoning board, who should contemplate this situation while keeping in mind the best interest of the town and citizens. Gabriel Gambardella North Haven

It’s not over To the editor: First, I would like to say a big “thank you” to everyone who emailed, wrote a letter and/or attended the North Haven Planning and Zoning meeting on Monday, May 7. Your presence was definitely noticed by the commission. You made a difference. But, it’s not over! Please mark your calendar and come to the next Planning and Zoning meeting on Monday, June 4 at 7

Insolvency for Social Security is fast approaching. Swift and substantial adjustments are required to revamp the valuable program. A recent government report stated that trust funds which support Social Security will empty by 2033 — three years earlier than previously anticipated. Causing fiscal breakdown are three chief factors — Baby Boomers retiring in bunches, general economic turbulence and politicians’ unwillingness to face difficult choices in mending the program. According to an AP new story, over 56 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children receive money from this federal aid program, averaging approximately $1,150 each month per person. If reserve funds become exhausted, regularly collected Social Security taxes could only provide partial benefits, about 75 percent of standard payments. While left-leaning politicians warrant criticism for apparent reluctance to begin essential overhauls to Social

p.m., at which time the discussion will continue about adding the zoning amendments. It is extremely important for the public to attend this meeting as well. Let us unite again to protect the integrity of the R-40 zone. North Haven’s future depends on it. Second, the only reason why I do research and speak out about issues is because I care about the people and the town of North Haven. Therefore, it was difficult to be on the receiving end of nasty glares and vicious verbal attacks from the opposition. But, I understand that that is the price often paid when someone stands up for what is right and gets in the way of developers’ profits. Third, I’d like to make a clarification. Under the proposed HOZ zone, the maximum number of units permitted in one condo com-

Security, those of conservative inclination are too eager to cut excessively. A balance between program reduction and preservation is vital. Social Security is timeproven to work. Originally enacted in 1935 as part of FDR’s New Deal to counteract financial and social deterioration wrought by the Great Depression, the program has sustained itself for over seven decades. But, if left as is, finances will run out for the many citizens who depend on government assistance — an unacceptable abandonment of responsibility by this, our firstworld country. There are dissenters who would eradicate the entire system, or cripple it severely with austere cutbacks. Perhaps objectors — even those who through tireless work attained personal wealth despite beginning with nothing — may have forgotten, or have never known, what it’s like to bottom out. Social Security, if applied properly, is not some imprudent subsidizer of the

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mon interest community on an R-40 zoned parcel or parcels would be 75 units. The maximum number of units permitted in the whole Town of North Haven under HOZ would be 150 units. Therefore, “Endless opportunities for developers to profit by building unlimited numbers of common interest condo communities” refers to the proposed AHOZ zone. Please come to the North Haven Planning and Zoning meeting on Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. either in the library’s community room or in the recreation center’s gymnasium. I thank you for your support! Mary White North Haven

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Don’t live life in a bubble By Catherine Owens My life stinks. I am a fish, specifically a Betta with dark and light blue fins, gills and mouth. I have an orange tinted tail! Let’s face it. The only place I will ever be is in this tank. People are so lucky and should be really grateful. Every day for them is an adventure. They don’t know what life is going to throw at them. I don’t like how kids these days have nice and decent yards with several toys to play with and all they do is stay inside and play video games. It is as if they were allergic to nature. They all have imaginations. Why not use them? Another thing! Everyone is always safe. It is as if they are living life in a bubble – like me. They don’t know all the

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fun experiences they are skipping – like climbing trees, riding bikes and playing with their friends! I wish I would be able to stretch my fins some day. If I could stretch my fins, I would play all day. So just do me a favor and go outside as often as you can because some day you could end up like me and not have the option anymore. From, Gilly the Fish Catherine Owens is a fifthgrader at Ridge Road Elementary School, where she writes creatively in librarian Lydia WesterOwens b e r g ’ s Young Aspiring Writers Group.

Champlain College, Vermont - Daniel Palombo of North Haven.

Scholastic achievements Ellen Gensicki and Jordan Juniewic of North Haven recently earned certificates of recognition for placing in the top 20th percentile of students nationwide in the National Financial Capability Challenge. They are

students at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden.


Hamden High School Class of 1967 has scheduled its 45th year reunion for Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn in North Haven. For more information, call Gene Pari at (203) 281-3839 or Stan Mandygral at (203) 234-3906. Reservations are limited; the committee also need current information for its mailing.

School Lunch Menus North Haven High School Monday, May 21- Mini maple pancakes, tater tots, warm sliced turkey ham, fresh fruit. Tuesday, May 22- Pasta with Alfredo sauce, steamed broccoli, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit.. Wednesday, May 23 - Rotisserie chicken with mashed potato and gravy, seasoned green beans, fresh fruit. Thursday, May 24 - Early dismissal. No lunch served. Friday, May 25- Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce, cucumber slices with ranch dip, mixed fruit.

North Haven Middle School Monday, May 21Creamy macaroni and cheese, fresh seasoned broccoli, whole wheat roll, sliced pears, cinnamon goldfish. Tuesday, May 22- Pancakes, tater tots, warm sliced turkey ham, fresh fruit. Wednesday, May 23 - Hot dog, BBQ baked beans, fresh fruit. Thursday, May 24 - Early dismissal. No lunch served. Friday, May 25- Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce, cucumber slices with ranch dip, mixed fruit.

Elementary Schools Monday, May 21- Chicken patty in whole wheat roll, fresh carrot sticks, seasoned corn, fresh fruit. Tuesday, May 22- Whole grain pancakes, sweet potato fries, warm sliced turkey ham, fresh fruit. Wednesday, May 23 Creamy macaroni and cheese, fresh seasoned broccoli, whole wheat roll, whole grain cinnamon, cinnamon goldfish. Thursday, May 24 - Early dismissal. No lunch served. Friday, May 25- Whole grain cheese pizza dippers, Romaine garden salad with shredded carrots, fresh fruit.

Behavioral Health M asonicare Helping you cope. Masonicare has been providing behavioral health services to the community for many years. Our professionals have a depth and an array of experience that may be the answer should you or a loved one need help. We evaluate the full range of adult and geriatric psychiatric presentations, and treat them with appropriate therapies.

The Masonicare Behavioral Health Team (l to r:) Andrea Joseph, LCSW; Richard Kull, MD; Bonnie Piascyk, APRN

Typical diagnoses include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, panic disorder, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, and dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.

Our offices are conveniently located in the Masonicare Medical Office Building off Route 150 in Wallingford. Most insurances accepted.

Therapies include psychopharmacologic, supportive, insight-oriented, and cognitive therapies, as well as individual, couple, family and group.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 203-265-5720.

Consultations are by appointment, Monday through Friday. Strict confidentiality is maintained at all times.



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Live music - Casa Fajita’s on Broadway features live music every Friday night. There is no cover charge. Hip Hop Showcase is scheduled for Friday, May 18.



mation, cost and tickets, call (203) 234-1555. Live music - Casa Fajita’s on Broadway features live music every Friday night. There is no cover charge. donPierson is scheduled for Friday, May 25.


Fashion Show - The Silk’n Sounds chorus has scheduled its “Over the Rainbow� fashion show for Sunday, May 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. a the High Lane Club, 40 High Lane. The event features the fashion show, luncheon, raffle and musical entertainment by Silk’n Sounds. A fee is charged. For more information, call (203) 248-7348 or



Live music - Casa Fajita’s on Broadway features live music every Saturday night. There is no cover charge. George Baker is scheduled for Friday, May 26.




Tag sale - The North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., has scheduled its annual church wide and vendor tag sale for Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Vendor spaces are available. For more information, call (203) 239-591 or Dance - A dance is scheduled for Saturday, June 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave. Proceeds benefit North Haven’s Class of 2013 senior prom and senior year expenses. The event will include a DJ, and raffles. Bring your own food and drink. The dance is adults only —


Craig Hillo fundraiser A fundraiser dinner to benefit the Craig M. Hillo Memorial Sports Scholarship Fund is scheduled for Sunday, June 3 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn North Haven, 201 Washington Ave. The event features, a buffet, music, sports memorabilia silent auction and raffles. Buffet is from 1 to 3 p.m.; raffle begins at 3:30 p.m. Scholarship awards will follow the raffle. For more information and cost, call (203) 234-2782.

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Zumba - A Zumba class, to support American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is scheduled for Friday, May 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Montowese Elementary School, 145 Fitch St. For more infor-

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Founders’ Day - The third annual Seymour Founders’ Day celebration is scheduled for Sunday, June 3. (Rain date is June 10.) This year’s benefactors are Seymour Boy Scout Troops 11 and 65. Art show - The Brush and Palette Club of New Haven has scheduled a group show “Portraits and Figures� opening for Sunday, June 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the John Slade Ely House, 51 Trumbull St. New Haven. The exhibit will be on display through July 15. For more information, call (203) 624-8055.


Fundraiser - The Animal Haven has scheduled a run tasting fundraiser at Zafra Run Bar, 259 Orange St., New Haven for Wednesday, May 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A fee is charged. Advance tickets are available at The Animal Haven, 89 Mill St., Zafra Rum Bar, 259 Orange St or Wendy at (203) 249-7355 or



students are not permitted to attend. For more information and cost, contact Chris Reardon at (203) 234-9586 or Carmina Cirioli at (203) 2397232.


Car wash - The North Haven Girls Tennis Team has scheduled its 4th-annual carwash and clothes drive for Saturday, Amy 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LaserMedica Dermacenters, 52 Washington Ave. The clothing drive will accept clothes, stuffed animals, toys, handbags, shoes, comforters, and similar items in garbage bags. A fee is charged for the carwash. Live music - Casa Fajita’s on Broadway features live music every Saturday night. There is no cover charge. Don Pierson is scheduled for Saturday, May 19. Clothing drive - The North Haven High School Class of 2014 has scheduled a clothing drive for Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the North Haven High School. Clothing, shoes, belts, bags, stuffed animals and linens can be accepted. Donations must be in plastic bags. Proceeds benefit senior class events. Car wash - The Future Problem Solving Program has scheduled a car wash fundraiser for Saturday, May 19 at McDonalds, 129 Washington Ave. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The FPS provides gifted and talented students the opportunity to stretch their minds while striving to solve problems that face the world. Proceeds benefit programs and extra costs involved in this program.



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An activity fee is charged for non-residents to participate in the North Haven Senior Center. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. Activities offered include beginner pinochle, bridge, canasta, mah jongg, Senior Songsters and scrabble. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the starting date. Registrants will be notified by telephone if a course must be cancelled.

Senior day trips Monday, June 18 - Queen

of Bingo Wednesday, July 18 - Suffolk Downs Wednesday, Aug. 9 - Lobster dinner and comedy show.

Happenings Medicare Made Clear Wednesday, May 23 at 10:45 a.m. A workshop on Medicare will explain how the program works and the available options. An overview of Part A, Part B and Part C, supplements, advantage pans and PDP plans are included. The program will be presented by Bonnie

Maynard or United Healthcare Medicare Solutions. Pasta with the NHHS Interact Club - Wednesday, May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Pasta and Bingo is planned. A fee is charged. Transportation is available. Memorial Day celebration - Tuesday, May 29 at 1:1 5 p.m. Sing along with the Senior Songsters. Red, white and blue dessert will be served. Sign up at the office at (203) 239-5432 by Thursday, May 24.

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Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, May 21 Line dance, 9 a.m. Computer class, 9 a.m. E-Z exercise, 9:30 a.m. Canasta, 10:15 a.m. Computer class, 10:30 a.m. Mini trip: Universal Drive, 10:30 a.m. Massages by Kim, 10:30 a.m. Balance exercises, 10:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Oil Painting, 12:30 p.m.

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Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Stronger Seniors: Fall prevention, 1:15 p.m. Beg Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Hairdresser/Barber/Nails , 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Medicare Made Clear, 10:45 a.m. Balance exercises, 10:45 a.m. Health Guidance, 11 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m.

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Senior Lunch Menu

Watch history come to life as actress Kandie Carle, the “Victorian Lady,” dresses from corset to gloves and entertains the audience with her wit and humor. She will discuss the fashion, life and etiquette of the 1890’s.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 ~ 2:00 p.m. Masonicare at Ashlar Village/Assisted Living Event to be held at Pond Ridge, Cheshire Road, Wallingford Reservations a must! RSVP by May 18 800-382-2244 Tours of Pond Ridge available following the program.


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 March 26 at the Senior Center: Monday, May 21: Thin sliced roast beef au jus, butternut squash cubes, California blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll, apple pie. Tuesday, May 22: Pineapple juice, meatloaf with tomato sauce, whipped potatoes with gravy, spinach, pumpernickel bread, fresh fruit. Wednesday, May 23: Italian wedding soup, BBQ rib pattie, salad, petite peas, chocolate chip cookies. Thursday, May 24: Fruit punch, hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, watermelon ice. Friday, May 25: Cream of mushroom soup, marinated cold chicken breast plate on lettuce and tomato, 3-bean salad, Mandarin orange slices.


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The clinic is located on the Masonicare campus, off Route 150, in Wallingford. Follow directions to the Sturges Entrance (Wellness Center) and park in visitor parking area E. For more information, call the clinic at (203) 679-5902 or the Masonicare HelpLine at 1-888-679-9997.

Chiropractor tip of the week While it’s true that low back pain usually gets better within a few weeks, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore it. Pay attention to the pain and go to your appropriate health care professional to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. With a correct diagnosis, you can start an appropriate exercise regimen that will minimize future pain. Tip of the week courtesy of professional chiropractors Maxwell L.S. Mitchell, D.C., and Candice Pollack, D.C., M.S, of APM Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 444b Washington Avenue.

Bereavement support group

A Bereavement support group, for anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one, is scheduled for Mondays through June 18 at Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Rd., North Haven. The groups are facilitated by Rev. David Piscatelli and others. Two groups are offered, one specifically for parents grieving the death of

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Wheelchair Collection Day Nelson Ambulance Service has partnered with Chariots of Hope, in its 14th annual Wheelchair Collec-

Closer to Free Bike Ride

a child. These groups are open to anyone regardless of religious affiliation. Due to the limited capacity of the groups, registration is required. For more information, call (203) 239-2469 or email

Free blood pressure screening

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven has scheduled its Closer to Free Bike Ride fundraiser for Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Yale Bowl complex. Riders can choose a 25mile, 65-mile or 100-mile route, through New Haven and along the Connecticut shoreline. Last year, over $400,000 was raised to support patient programs and research. For more information, call (203) 688-7827 or email

Tour de Cure

The Outpatient Specialty Clinic at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford has scheduled free blood pressure screening on Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program is open to the community.

The American Diabetes Association has scheduled its 21st annual Tour de Cure for Sunday, June 9 at Gateway Community College, North Haven. Proceeds benefit diabetes research. For more information call the American

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Thursday, May 31st at 5 pm, dinner to follow at 6 pm

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Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Knitting w/Eleanor, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Computer class, 3 p.m. Pasta w/Interact Club, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Re-gifting auction, 1 p.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Friday, May 25 E-Z Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Footlights, 10 a.m. Scrabble Challenge, 10 a.m. Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m. Walking Club, 10:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m.

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tion Day, scheduled for Saturday, June 2. Unused manual wheelchairs may be donated at Nelson Ambulance Service, 208 Quinnipiac Ave. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, call Chariots of Hope at (860) 242HOPE or email Dan Clemente at


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Stronger Seniors Now Mondays, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. The 6-week program features 30 minutes of strengthening ex-

ercise and 30 minutes of nurse led motivational health skills. Topics are scheduled as follows: May 14Home safety; May 21 - Fall prevention; June 4 - Medications; June 11 - Healthy diet; June 18 - Get your happy back. A fee is charged.

Memory Matters - Memory Matters, a seven week program, is scheduled for Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. The VNA Healthcare sponsors the program which features brain fitness activities, helps identify strategies to enhance brain function and

learn about normal changes as you age. A fee is charged. For more information, call the Senior Center at (203) 239-5432. Friday Night Community Supper - Friday Night Community Suppers are scheduled every Friday at 6

There is still time to choose the perfect floor plan in Riverbend. Learn more at our May 24 Open House.

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p.m. at St. John’s Church. The public is welcome to enjoy a meal and companionship. Donations are welcome, but not required. Beginner Pinochle - Mondays at 1:30 to 3 p.m. Call (203) 239-54432 to reserve a spot. Ceramics - Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. Beginners are welcome. Materials are provided. A fee is charged. Chair aerobics - Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Designed for those who need to exercise while seated. A fee is charged. Craft classes - Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. Spend an afternoon in our craft classes. All crafts will be sold at the Holiday Bazaar in November. Computer class - Monday, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 3 p.m. Classes for both beginner and advanced participants. A fee is charged. E-Z exercise - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Exercise while seated. Intermediate footlighters - Friday, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Learn updated tap moves by certified instructor, Judyth Nilsson. A fee is charged. Tap shoes are required. Intermediate Mah Jongg - Wednesday at noon. Knitting and crocheting class - Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Line dancing - Monday and Wednesday, 9 to 10 a.m. Learn (or improve) line dancing skills. Oil painting - Monday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. A fee is charged. Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Tai Chi is a gentle way or nourishing the body and spirit. A fee is charged. Beginner chair yoga Tuesday, 10 to 11 a.m. For those who need to be seated to exercise. A fee is charged. Gentle Hatha Yoga Thursday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Yoga class for those who can get up and own on the floor. A fee is charged.

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Members of the North Haven Soccer Club’s U10 Devo Girls team show here in their game against West Haven. For more information about the NHSC, please visit

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had come here and play on our grass field,” Altman said. “It was an advantage for us to take them off their normal surface.” Behind a tough defense, North Haven offensive players rapidly staked their team to a 3-0 lead in the first period. “That set the tone. That really was the difference in the game,” Altman said. “That gave us a boost and took a little wind out of their sales.” Still, Shelton battled back in the second to close within 3-2 going into halftime. “We weren’t too apprehensive about that,” Altman said. “We talked with the kids about how, in lacrosse, teams can score quickly.” “We maintained our focus,” he added. “We made defensive adjustments to slow them down even further.” It worked. North Haven dominated the second half, holding Shelton to a single goal, while Indian attackers notched a score in the third and fourth periods for a final score of 5-3. “We had a good feeling the whole day,” Altman said. “We felt like we were competing and prevailing all game.” In the lowest scoring game North Haven has played all year, defense was the differ-

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Clockwise, from top left: Freshmen Colin Uyeki scored a goal for the Indians. Junior Quincy Pecora breaks across midfield. Sophomore Michael Halloran closes in on Shelton’s net.

ence. Altman credited his goalie DeFonce and the other defenders. “DeFonce has played solid all year,” the coach said. “He played a very good game.” “Our defensive front in front of him really limited See Defense, next page


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 18, 2012

Yaccarino: ‘wrong time’ to raise minimum wage

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Senior goalie Chris DeFonce had six saves.

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the shots on goal,” he added. “Shelton didn’t get the shots they wanted.” The win improved the Indians’ overall record to 8-5 with three games remaining before the playoffs. “It was a huge win for us,” Altman said. Game notes: North Haven

had 22 shots on goal to Shelton’s 16. Scott Zebendon and Josh Kreitler scored Shelton’s goals. Cole Pecora, Mike Halloran and Alec Uyeki all tallied assists for North Haven. With the loss, Shelton’s record fell to 9-4. Kevin Pataky is a professional photographer and longtime North Haven Citizen contributor. His photography can be found at

State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R87, North Haven) recently voted against raising the state’s minimum wage. “With the economy, and small businesses across our state, still struggling to stay competitive, I believe it’s the wrong time to put another mandate on how they operate,” Yaccarino said. “We should be doing everything we can to help these small businesses remain competitive so they can succeed and ultimately hire more workers, not force them to spend money they don’t have just to stay open.” In 2011, more than 12,000 Connecticut businesses closed their doors, according to information from the Secretary of State’s Website. During testimony on the floor of the House, Yaccarino referenced his own business, a comic book shop in North Haven, and said this past year was one of the most difficult he’s ever experienced. “As a small-business owner, I am faced with constantly changing energy and material costs — the only cost I can control is the cost of labor,” Yaccarino said. “In the past 20 years, I have employed up-to 10 full and part-time employees, but in the past three years I have been forced to reduce staff due to a weakening economy and increased cost demands. Like all businesses I have to stick to a tight budget in order to remain competitive. I can speak from experience; this law will have a detrimental effect and will force many businesses to reduce

staff.” Yaccarino also argued that raising the minimum wage reduces the availability of entry-level jobs which provide on-the-job training and experience. He also suggested that a higher minimum wage would saw off the bottom rung of many workers’ career ladders. “When the economy is healthy, we can come back to this,” Rep. Yaccarino said. “We are coming out of the worst economic times since the great depression, and this increase will disproportionately impact the employment of our high school and returning college students looking for after school and summer jobs.” As an alternative way to provide relief for already overburdened taxpayers, Yaccarino proposed repealing the taxes on clothing and shoes that cost less than $50 and on non-prescription drugs. “Most employers would love to pay more than the minimum wage, but market forces dictate what a reasonable wage for a specific job truly is,” Yaccarino said. “In my business, I have been fortunate to be able to always pay more than the mandatory minimum, but I was able to do that because business was good. Forcing businesses to spend more than they have coming in is a recipe for disaster.” Content provided by the House Republican Office

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North Haven Chiropractic Doctors, Maxwell Mitchell and Candice Pollack, addressed the local Rotary Club recently.

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Rotary and wellness To announce their “new era Chiropractic office,” two doctors of chiropractic medicine recently visited with the North Haven Rotary Club. Candice Pollack, D.C., M.S. and Maxwell Mitchell, D.C., both of Advanced Physical Medicine, emphasized that they are “more than ‘back’ doctors.” The speakers pointed out that they treat more than sports injuries. In addition to treating back pain, orthotics and discomfort related to carpel tunnel injuries, they also deal with numerous issues pertaining to nutrition. In fact, they indicated that they plan to have a nutritionist on staff soon. With a focus on “performance based care,” the business even provides education at no cost, including lecturing at various community functions, as well as making themselves available to address civic organizations. With a preference for natural remedies over conventional medicines, their “tip of the week” is featured in the North Haven Citizen.


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Officials to move quickly on education overhaul

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut officials plan to begin work immediately on some key provisions in the new education overhaul legislation that was signed into law last Tuesday, including a proposal to start introducing the first of 1,000 early childhood education slots in lowincome communities. State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said his agency also plans to begin identifying which struggling school districts will become part of the new so-called Commissioner’s Network, a program that allows the state to intervene and attempt to improve student performance. While education officials have until 2014 to select up to 25 schools, Pryor said a “small number” will be chosen by September. “We now have a number of new tools in our tool box. We need to begin sorting out that tool box and beginning the repair process,” Pryor said. “Many of our schools are in good shape and just need a tune-up. Some of our schools need a bigger fix.” Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appeared at a packed ceremony at the state Capitol

on Tuesday where he signed the wide-ranging overhaul bill, crediting Democrats and Republicans with coming together to come up with a compromise bill that attempts to close one of the widest achievement gaps between rich and poor students in the nation. “We are finally addressing what I truly believe is the civil rights issue of our lifetime,” said Malloy, who first proposed revamping the state’s public school system, focusing on everything from improving teacher training and evaluation systems to providing more state financial assistance to school choice programs. While work is beginning immediately to implement certain parts of the new law, Malloy warned that change will not happen overnight. “It will take some number of months and years for us to accomplish what we must ultimately accomplish,” he said. Associated Press content provided through the RecordJournal, Meriden.

Hole in the Wall gang lives on

Although Paul Newman, the motion picture star behind a foodstuff empire (Newman’s Own) passed away several years ago, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a charitable organization, in Connecticut lives on. Because of a financial donation from the North Haven Rotary Club, Michael Hund, who is an Assistant Director for Team Hole in the Wall, recently expressed his gratitude to the service club. Hund explained that the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford was the first of several camps established around the world by Paul Newman. The program caters to children who suffer from cancer and other serious illnesses. However, the audience was surprised to learn that less-than-two-percent of the camp’s operating budget comes from Newman’s Own. “Mr. Newman’s mission was to pass the torch,” according to Hund, who explained that $10 million must be raised annually through various activities, including bike rides, road races and community events of all types. He closed with a quote from Paul Newman who said, “The world would be a much better place if we were all like the farmer, and put back into the soil what we take out.” Submitted by David Marchesseault

Dare to learn Submitted by Debbie Sirot

The fifth grade students from Ridge Road School recently held its D.A.R.E. graduation ceremonies. Pictured is Connor Sirot and North Haven Police Office Cormier who taught the class. Connor was one of three students who won a medal for writing an essay about what they learned in the D.A.R.E. program.

State unveils 2-year, $27 million tourism campaign HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut is using a new marketing strategy to boost tourism that draws attention to the state’s role in the Revolutionary War. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled last Monday a “Still Revolutionary” Connecticut brand, part of a two-year, $27 million state marketing initiative. The ads will run on TV to take advantage of “sweeps week” when programs reach for top ratings and on radio, print and digital platforms. Malloy said in an interview that Connecticut’s history is worth telling and that the marketing campaign is well thoughtout. “I think its history throughout is worthy of note,” he said. “It tests well, people are responding to it.” The campaign also highlights Connecticut’s early role in the Industrial Revolution when Hartford’s Colt factory made guns, Igor Sikorsky’s helicopter that took flight in Stratford in 1939 and Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin near New Haven, beginning a new phase in modern mass production. Malloy even cited Connecticut’s role in the sexual revolution, with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1965 ruling striking down a state law banning encouragement of the use of birth control and establishing a new right to marital privacy. Malloy began his push for Connecticut tourism last year when he made money available so the state could pay $100,000 in

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dues and renew its membership with Discover New England. The regional tourism group left Connecticut off a website map after the state slashed its tourism marketing budget and failed to pay the dues. “When I became governor, Connecticut had been thrown out of New England,” he said. The stakes are high as U.S. states compete fiercely for tourist dollars. As of last year, Connecticut tourism generated about $11.5 billion in spending, $1.2 billion in state and local tax revenue and employed about 111,000 workers. Neighboring New York is among the states Connecticut faces as a strong competitor. Its “I Love NY” marketing campaign that began in the 1970s is one of the most successful state efforts ever, and was to some extent used as a model for Connecticut , said Economic Development Commissioner Catherine Smith. “The governor held it out to us as a goal,” she said. Economic development officials launched an initiative in February asking residents to define what sets the state apart. Connecticut is the only one of the original 13 colonies branding itself with the Revolutionary War, state officials said. “Only 13 states can claim history as a differentiator,” said Kip Bergstrom, deputy economic development commissioner. “We’re one of them.” Associated Press content provided through the Record-Journal, Meriden.

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course Connecticut should have learned years ago that, in general, school spending has little correlation with learning. But transforming the worst schools will require more staff attention for students and more time for them

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listless, but a life preserver for the disadvantaged. Social Security helps millions of Americans who, though no fault of their own, find themselves in impossible circumstances. This safety net ensures that people do not fall through the societal cracks. Worthy beneficiaries include impoverished senior citizens, individuals whose spouse dies prematurely or those who cannot land jobs due to bodily injuries or other health issues. Only shared sacrifice and

in school, and that means money. The governor expects additional appropriations so that a million dollars might be spent to transform each school in the “commissioner’s network,” but state government’s worsening budget deficit puts this in doubt. Indeed, the legislation is appalling for its sheer bulk,

caused by its hundreds of details. The bill is 185 pages; even its summary is 45. Most of this bulk describes current and future constraints on the public administration the bill is meant to advance. When teachers recently complained that a fair evaluation system is impossible because school administrators are and will al-

political compromise will allow major modifications crucial for continuing Social Security in an updated, solvent form. For instance, employee and employer payments into the program could increase, incrementally and modestly over time. Or, up the eligibility age again for partial or full benefits. Cracking down further on fraudulent claims — for example, people who dishonestly file as disabled — would also conserve dwindling dollars. Whether alterations come soon or not, the program’s unsustainable costs compounded with enormous numbers of

recipients eventually will force change. Social Security is fixable in an appropriate manner, but only if federal leaders deal with applicable problems directly. We urge legislators on both political sides to drop ideological differences and seek middle ground on possible amendments — doing so would be for the enduring betterment of the great majority of Americans. Kyle Swartz is the managing editor of the North Haven Citizen and an editorial associate at the Record-Journal, Meriden. Content courtesy of the Record-Journal.

ways be evil-intentioned idiots, they inadvertently made the case for vouchers. The bill’s mind-numbing length does the same. The need of so many students for remediation must be addressed, and this legislation is a start. But the shame of state government’s approach to education, as to so much else, is that it is all just remediation, not an attack on the cause of the problem. Resentful of implications that they are responsible for the

poor performance of disadvantaged students, teachers lately have noted that the cause of failing schools is failing parents that is, the great unmentionable, child-bearing outside marriage underwritten by the welfare system. Until that is addressed, remediation will never catch up. Chris Powell is managing editor of the Journal Inquirer in Manchester. Content provided by the Record-Journal, Meriden.


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MERIDEN. $74,900 Great opportunity to own 3 family with traditional floor plan & character. 3.3.2 with off street parking & laundry hook up. Call Sue 203-265-5618

Under New Management MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We are offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 600 or over. Please call 203-630-2841

Under New Management MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We are offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 600 or over. Please call 203-630-2841 WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $875. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 5 Rooms in Two-Family 2nd Floor, Off Street Parking No Pets. Credit Check $800 + utilities. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator incl. WD hookup. No Smoking. No pets. $1,000. 203-464-7880 or 203-294-9010 WALLINGFORD-1 & 2 BR apts & Townhouses starting at $795. NO PETS. JJ Bennett 203-2657101

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Move right in, New Furance, open floor plan, garage, Hard wood floors, 1304 Sq. Ft. $139900, price below assessment 203-630-1666

MERIDEN-Prospect Ave Estates. Beautiful Colonial under construction open flr plan w/2 story foyer, master suite designed for 2 large closets w/ lge bath, laundry room can be located on 2nd flr. Currently in framing stage, floor plans are flexible. 2625 sf. $352,000. Pat Delbuono 203687-5535. Central CT Realtors


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 18, 2012



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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 18, 2012

30 CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE WALLINGFORD$279,900 Lovely 2br twhs end unit, granite Counters in kit w/ bb & sliders to deck, gas fp in LR, 2lg brs, master has full bath, 2.5 ba, office laundry rm, 2c garage! Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD THE TOWERS 2 Bedroom, 2 bath ranch, secure building. $148,000. Call Art Hebert at Quality Realty 203-235-1381

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE WALLINGFORD Like new, double wide porch model. 2 BR, 2 Baths, lots of extras. Asking $79,900. BRANFORD Pre-owned 70x14, Front kitchen, 2 BR. Asking $39,900. Plaza Homes (860) 828-8692 Financing available


Advertising Sales Representative Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Must be highly motivated and goal oriented in a multi-media capacity. In addition to taking classified ads via phone, fax, email and in person, this position also requires contacting local businesses both over the phone and in person for the development of new business. This individual must provide excellent service to our clients selling advertising in our daily and weekly newspapers, specialty publications, and other online products. The successful candidate must possess a reliable vehicle, good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Sales experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate.

HELP WANTED Banking COMMERCIAL LOAN ASSISTANT New England Bank, a local community bank, is looking for a Commercial Loan Assistant to work in the Bristol area. Candidate must be a self-starter with sound communication and high analytical skills, computer literacy and ability to write very well and multitask with attention to details. Requirements would include: High school education, banking workshops, seminars, and courses in commercial lending functions. A minimum of two to three years of responsible commercial lending positions in a financial institution working directly with commercial lenders. Ability to solve problems in working with offsite Commercial Lenders. Competitive compensation package. Please fax or send resume to N e w E n g l a n d Ba n k , PO Bo x 1279, Enfield CT, 06083-1279, Attention: HR, or Fax 860-2534038. All applications and inquiries held in confidence. An equal opportunity employer. DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or

DRIVERS Lily Dedicated Logistics, top 100 rated carrier, is now hiring full and parttime CDL A Drivers in the Cheshire, CT area. Successful applicants must have a minimum of 2 years CDL A and related driving experience, pass all DOT requirements, clean MVR and DOT safety report. Deliveries throughout New England, NYC, NY, NJ, PA, Del but home daily! Lily operates either new or late model and well maintained equipment. Annual earnings to $70K per year to start. Please call or email Judy at or (203) 271-5468 for more information or to apply. Fax: 203-271-5495 EOE


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LANDSCAPING POWERWASHING, Yard Cleaning, LawnMowing, Tree Removal, Gutter Cleaning. Call Doug 860 621-7602 or 860-919-1519 LANDSCAPING and Maintenance, Seasonal Clean-ups. Uniblock walks and retaining walls. Concrete work. CT#0008871 (860) 828-4197 EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com /Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Landscape Design & Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Business 40 Yrs. Free Est, Reasonable Rates. Lic #563661. Call 203-237-9577. GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

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A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008


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MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203-909-1099


W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 MARIO’S Masonry. All types of masonry and repair work. No job too small. Over 20 years exp. Fully lic & ins. 0614297. 203-565-5904 or 203-271-7917 MNA SERVICES, CHIMNEY and MASONRY work. Fully ins. & lic. #0674024 Inspections, repair & const. Paver patios, steps, walls, etc. (203) 714-7143 Or cell (203) 600-9439. FREE est. SENIOR DISCOUNTS.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

The Smart Career Move Branford Hall offers career-focused training that prepares students with the skills for today's careers! POWER WASHING


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NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE PROPERTY TREE REMOVAL SERVICE Stump grinding, hazardous removal, hangers, chipping, crane service. 20 yrs exp. Fully ins. Free est. PRICES TO FIT YOUR BUDGET! 203-509-9408 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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HELP WANTED DIESEL Mechanic for fleet of tractors & trailers. Competitive wages, benefits, uniforms, vacation & sick time. Exp necessary. 1st & 2nd shift available. 203-484-9918 DRIVERS. CDL Class “A” Drivers Needed For Local Grocery Hauler, Home Daily, 3 yrs Driving Exp w/Clean Record. Please Call: 800-397-1813 FULL TIME produce position avail. Also full time deli position avail, must have good people skills and food preparation skills helpful. Experience preferred. Friendly, responsible, reliable, serious people please apply Connecticut Natural Food Mart, 575 Washington Ave., North Haven. 203-234-2162 HAVE OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER? Willing to do brain scans or a medication study? (HIC2100,614) Pays up to $400. Call Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 OPHTHALMIC practice in Middletown/Westbrook seeks experienced FT and PT Ophthalmic Assistant. Looking for a team player who is well organized with attention to detail. Please fax your resume to 860-347-8949.

Roll Grinding Shop Supervisor Opportunity for a Roll Grinding Shop Supervisor with United Aluminum Corporation, a well established and highly regarded employer in North Haven, CT. The successful candidate will be experienced in Close Tolerance Grinding of Rolls. Must be able to use and provide instruction on related measuring and inspection devices, to train operators, and to develop and document SOPs. Supervisory Experience, Production Scheduling and Computer Data Entry Skills are strong plusses. May interface across all shifts, as required. Send resume to EOE



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HELP WANTED HVAC Service Technician: Must have S or D license and clean driving record. Excellent wages and benefits. Email Or call 203-284-8881 Licensed applicants only PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER Full Time. Please apply: See Us Grow Childcare, 1052 So Colony Rd., Wlfd. 203-269-5437 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT PT person in NYC or CT with integrity & a computer. Some travel & meetings. Hourly + mileage, phone.

School Bus Drivers Wanted DATTCO is accepting applications for our Plainville, and Cheshire locations. We will provide you with the training you need to be a school bus driver. Starting rate $13.60 per hr. If you currently hold a CT CDL with a PS the starting rate is $15.00 per hr. Apply between 5/16/12 - 6/20/12, you will receive a $1,000 sign on bonus after the waiting period. Bonus is not given to former employees unless separated for a minimum of 1 year. Call Plainville 860-747-3018, or apply 63 South Canal St. Plainville or Cheshire 203-699-8877, or apply 157 Sand Bank Rd. Cheshire. AA/EOE SERVERS & bartenders needed. Experience only. Apply in person Laskara Restaurant, 295 Parker Farms Rd, Wallingford, 203-679-0844 TRUCK Driver and Material Handler. FT w/benefits. Clean driving record. Drug screen required. Call (203) 269-1421 WAITSTAFF Day & night shifts available. Exp’d only. Apply in person: Athenian II Diner, 864 Washington St, Route 66, Middletown. (860) 346-2272 WAREHOUSE MANAGER Strong communication skills. Computer knowledge a must. Self-motivated/Various duties. Strong organization skills. Apply in person National Filter Media 9 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 18, 2012

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7- 18




16- 27




16 Qt. Soilite Premium Potting Soil






30% Off!

Comp. $40 & more!

$ $ 8”-15” 8”-15”..... ..... 7- 23



Live Trees & Shrubs!

Designer & Pro Shop Labels Better Polos


1 cu. ft. Available in most stores

Sun & Shade or Dense Shade Grass Seed 3 Lbs Your choice:

Landscaper Sun & Shade Grass Seed

Drawstring waist, side pockets. Cotton/Spandex

3 Gallon Beverage Dispenser with Removable Ice Core

16” Oscillating Pedestal Fan





Sheeting Capris

Compare $44

Comp. $9.99

1988 $


Classic 5 pocket styling Size 30-44

Safety Vests

1 cu. ft. For lawn repair or overseeding Available in most stores

Covers 5,000 sq. ft. Controls dandelions and broadleaf weeds.



Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Soil

Weed & Feed Fertilizer


Famous Label Denim Shorts

Wonder Wheeler® Plus™ All Terrain Cart Compare $79

281/2” x 68”



SAVE up to $10 with mfg. mail in rebate details in store

200 Ft

13 25

5000 Sq Ft

Compare $15 & more!

Great Spring colors!

100 Ft


Scotts® GrubEx® All Season Grub Control

Premium cotton. Petite & missy sizes.


Compare $20



Assembled size 42.5”square x6” high Multiple kits can be joined to create larger areas


Sleeves orsleeveless Lots of wicking styles


Raised Garden Bed or Child’s Sandbox Kit

Dept. Store Label Better T’s


Compare $49.99


3’x50’ Landscape Fabric

4 Ft Pro Grade Heavy Duty Landscape Fabric



Chair Comp. $22 Settee Comp. $33


Utility Pan 13"x9"x2"..............................50¢ 2 1 ⁄ 2" Deep Roaster Pan....................60¢ Square Decorative Pan........................60¢ Cookie Sheet..........................................70¢ 1/2 Size Sheet Pan...............................80¢ 4” Deep Roaster Pan...........................90¢ Large Roaster Pan...............................1.00 Water Chafing Pan..............................1.29 16” Serving Tray..................................1.69 Chafing Rack................................... .....3.99



12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control


Zero Gravity Multi-Position Recliner



65 Pint Electronic Digital Dehumidifier

Traditional Polos

Hiback Chair Comp. $35 .... 20 Chaise Lounge Comp. $45..... $35


Comp. $100-$140

Wicker Furniture Cushions

4” Thick




Remote control, auto off function, 10 liter tank or use optional drain connector.

27.5”x 35”

All-Weather Outdoor Cushions


Comp. $50-$70






Giant Lasagna Pan or Chafing Fuel Your Choice

$ $

24”x 24”


Disposable Aluminum Pans

Large Bound Area Rugs

Pet Crates

50 Count Puppy Pads




5 Lbs

Assortment varies by state... not available in all stores. Check your store for availability.


AquaCheck 5 Way Test Strips


50¢- $50

Lowest Price in New England

4 lbs


Sparklers - Snaps Value Sets

Comp. $90




12’ Saltwater Fishing Rod Combo

Our Reg















Bed Bug & Allergy Free Jumbo Pillow

Made in the USA




Jumbo Poly Pillow

We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards


5-18-2012 North Haven Citizen  

North Haven Citizen published 5-18-2012