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Volume 4, Number 25

Friday, June 19, 2009

Top two NHHS graduates to pursue the sciences in college By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Harvard-bound 2009 North Haven High School valedictorian Fiona Wood credited her participation in last year’s Intel International Science Fair with peaking her interest for a future in scientific research. “It was a real scientific symposium,” Wood said. “It was a lot of fun and a good experience.” The annual Intel International Science Fair invites 1,500 top high school students from 50 countries to showcase their individual research. The 2008 fair was held in Atlanta, Ga. Wood’s project, “A Numerical Model of Late-Spiking Neurons,” focused on constructing computational models of different networks of neurons that would allow the brain to encode time. Wood said that she gained valuable experience in having the opportunity to converse with like-minded youngsters and adults at the fair, and also benefited in the process leading


up to the event. “Working on my project and doing the scientific research, it showed me how Fiona Wood scientific research really works,” Wood said. Wood’s research was born out of an internship acquired at a Yale University neuroscience lab through simply her own ambition and initiative. Desiring to gain research experience, and as just a junior in high school, Wood searched the Web and came across Dr. Thomas Brown, professor of Psychology and Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University. Undaunted, Wood emailed the Yale professor with a reSee Valedictorian, page 9

By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Stephanie Grilo, North Haven High School’s 2009 salutatorian, partly derived inspiration for her future plans from two recent teachers, Peter Sagnella and Susan Iverson. “I enjoyed how much they wanted you to succeed,” Grilo said of the instructors, “but at the same time helped you do it your own way.” Grilo said that Iverson, from whom she took advanced placement biology, got her intrigued in medical studies, while Sagnella’s advanced placement language class led Grilo to take a liberal arts approach to medicine. Combining the two focuses, Grilo said she planned to pursue a degree in medicine and public health when she attends Columbia University next fall. While studying in New York City, Grilo hopes to come away with both a doctoral degree in medicine as well as a Master of Public Health. “That way I can work more globally with

assisting in access t o health care,” s h e s a i d , “especially in Third Wo rl d counStephanie Grilo t r i e s that do not have good access.” Grilo added that the World Health Organization is a program that has helped to foster her interest in global medicine. Among her many valuable experiences accrued while in North Haven, Grilo spoke fondly of time spent volunteering as a tutor at the Benhaven Home for autistic adults. “I learned a lot about patience and consistency,” she said. “It also taught

Town Hall receives CHRO complaint detailing Sticky Fingers alleged discrimination, retaliation By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

On June 12, Town Hall received official notice of the complaint filed with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities regarding the matter of Town Hall executive assistant Leigh Gomez. Gomez, an African American, is accusing Town Hall of both violating her civil rights as well as engaging in acts of retaliation upon her original claim of wrongdoing. Filed by Gomez’s attorney Eugene Axelrod, of Axelrod and Associates, the complaint elucidates additional allegations. “I deny 90 percent of what is in there,” said First Selectman Janet McCarty when reached for comment. “There are statements of

fact, but the allegations are always wrong.” “I’m on the record of saying that this is a frivolous case,” added McCarty, who declined to comment on specific allegations. “I will be writing back to the CHRO,” McCarty said, “so that’s all I’m going to say for now.” Added to McCarty on the complaint’s respondent list is Town Hall’s Gerardo Sorkin, Director of Community Services. The complaint alleges that two positions in Sorkin’s office were promised to Gomez – secretary of community services or senior clerk of community services. The letter claims that after Gomez accepted the secretary position, McCarty told her around Feb 18 that Sorkin had stated that “an offer

would be made for the secretary position within a day or two.” The complaint alleges that soon afterwards, Sorkin requested that Gomez instead apply for the senior clerk position. The complaint claims that Gomez was not provided with an explanation why such a request was made. The secretary position was later given to the daughter of Democratic Town Chairman Peter Criscuolo. The complaint identifies the secretary position recipient as “an outside candidate,” and alleges that McCarty had advised Gomez that “internal applicants had first right to internal job openings.” Thus, the complaint alleges, Sorkin and McCarty discriminated See CHRO, page 28

See Salutatorian, page 9

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It was a cotton candy day for students at Clintonville Ele m e n t a r y School, who were treated to a year end picnic on June 14.

Inside Calendar ....................13 Faith ...........................10 Health.........................22 Letters ........................15 Marketplace ..............34 Obituaries..............10-11 Opinion.......................14 Schools ......................24 Seniors .......................18 Sports.........................25

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Community Briefs

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Daisy program Girls entering kindergarten and first grade are invited to a five-week Girl Scouts-Summer Daisy program in the month of July. Activities will include learning more about Girl Scouts, stories, crafts, games and songs. The cost is $12 and includes fee, supplies and pin. The times and dates are: Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The time for the Branford location will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, exact location and application,

Government Meetings

Monday, June 22 Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal Drive, 7 p.m. Neighborhood Assistance Act meeting, Town Hall, conference room 1, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 Board of Police Commissioners, Police Department, 8 Linsley St., conference room, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24

Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., room 2, 6 p.m. Inland Wetlands Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., room 2, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25 Economic Development Commission, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, at 8:15 a.m.

Thursday, July 2 Board of Selectman’s meeting, North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St., 7 p.m. Monday, July 6 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., room 2, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9 Board of Education, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m.

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The Connecticut Irish Festival, Feis and Agricultural Fair will once again highlight the best in Celtic dance, sports, music, and culture at the North Haven Fairgrounds on June 27 and 28. This year’s festival features the North American Minor Irish Dance Championship on June 28. The winner will receive the George Sweetnam Memorial Belt reserved exclusively for worldclass Irish dancers. There will be hundreds of competitors in colorful traditional costumes in a marvelous spectacle of grace and skill. The Wolfe Tones head the musical line-up. Currently celebrating 45 years on the road, these legendary Dublin balladeers continue to be one of Ireland’s biggest box office attractions, having sold out prestigious venues during the past year across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the U.S. Experience a mix of the best traditional and contemporary Irish music, set dancing, cultural exhibits, Irish shopping village, great food, a 5K-road race to benefit ALS, cultural and agricultural displays, children’s activities, rides, and an Irish shopping and craft village. There will be Gaelic football and hurling matches with teams of all ages from New Haven, Boston, and Philadelphia all weekend long. Members of the Celtic Learning Project, dressed in 13th century Celtic garb, will be on hand to tell tales of Celtic lore.

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Expect plenty of good food, including the finest of Irish baked goods. Breakfast sandwiches consisting of Irish bacon, egg, and cheese will be available both mornings. The Tea House features tea, scones, and soda bread. In addition, there will be an international flavor to the festival with Italian and Thai favorites, as well as summer festival favorites: hot dogs, burgers, chicken, kettle corn, and ice cream. The festival will also include children’s activities and rides, including games & races, petting zoo, pony rides and agricultural activities such as sheep herding and sheep shearing. Admission is $12 for adults ($8 in advance), and children under 16 are free. Advance tickets are available by contacting or at the Irish American Community Center Venice Place East Haven or The Playwright Restaurant 1232 Whitney Ave. in Hamden. Visit www.ctirishfestival. com for more information.


The Ridge Road School PTA is sponsoring a ziti dinner on Monday, June 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The End of Year Celebration is being held to benefit families in the Ridge Road School community who have been hard hit by the economic downturn in our local economy. The dinner will be held at the school’s cafeteria. Tickets are $5 each and are available at the door or you may get your tickets in advance by calling the school office at (203) 248-4050. The event will also include games and activities for the children, as well as light entertainment for all. The Ridge Road School band will also perform and all are welcome. For more information, visit the Web site at, or contact the school at (203) 248-4050.

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Plans to weed out non-resident students through re-registration program underway By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

In an effort to lower taxes and rid North Haven public schools of non-resident students, Assistant Superintendent Patricia Brozek has continued the re-registration program for children in grades three, six, and nine. The program sent forms in May to the parents of the applicable students to re-register their children with the North Haven School system

before the beginning of the new school year. The goal is to weed out those students who are from out of town, yet continue to illegally utilize North Haven public education services. “It’s a theft of services,” Brozek said of non-resident students attending the town’s schools. “Our goal is not to hurt a child, but to do the right thing.” Out of the 900 total students in the three targeted grades, Brozek said, all but

their children. “They are not taking us seriously,” Brozek said. The tardy parties have been sent a second re-registration notice about a week ago, Brozek added, and will be sent a third before the start of the 2009-10 school year. “If there is no response after that,” Brozek said, “then we will not provide the student with a teacher, or a class schedule if the student is in high school, for 2009.” The 150 missing re-regis-

150 have already been successfully re-registered. Of the 150 who remain unaccounted for, Brozek added, 12 families of children have already been sent withdrawal notices notifying them that they are not legally considered North Haven residents and thus do not qualify for the town’s public education services. The rest of the 150, Brozek said, are mainly North Haven citizens who have been remiss in re-registering

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trations are on par with last year’s numbers, Brozek said, adding that she expects most of the late re-registrations to trickle in over the summer. Last year, Brozek continued, there was a minimal amount of children who were turned away upon arriving on the first day of school without being re-registered, and of those only a couple were not finally re-registered and did not return, as they were not residents in the first place. Families can re-register their children at any time during the work hours at the school system’s administration offices in Town Hall Annex, Brozek said. Besides the registration forms, a child’s parent or guardian must present a mortgage statement or rental agreement of their North Haven property, two utility bills, and a driver’s license with a home address. There is much leeway for students in special cases, Brozek said. Such excusable cases include children of divorced parents with split custody, and who sleep over one parent’s house in North Haven. Also taken into consideration are homeless North Haven students residing with their family out of town until they acquire new housing. The re-registration program identified approximately a dozen non-resident students last year, Brozek said. Non-resident students are

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Friday, June 19, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Moppet Minders Moppet Minders will be getting a “new look” for the 2009-10 school year. The new hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon for the Monday/ Wednesday/Friday programs and the Tuesday/ Thursday program. Please note that as the hours of operation have increased, the

fees therefore reflect a slight increase as well. The Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning class will be a mixed group of four and five year olds. Tuition for this class will be $110 per month for North Haven residents and $120 per month for non-residents. Four-year-old students have the option of registering for the Tues-

day/Thursday program or the Monday/Wednesday/ Friday program. The goal of Moppet Minders is kindergarten readiness. Activities will focus on enhancing the following skills: cognitive, language, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional skills. These are the areas of development that help pre-

pare children to meet with future school success. Revised cancellation policy: If North Haven public schools are closed due to inclement weather, Moppet Minders will be canceled. If schools are delayed, Moppet Minders will open as scheduled. Please listen to WELI 960 AM or call the Recreation Info-line at (203) 234-

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Vantage celebrates 25 years of dedicated service By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

On June 17, Vantage Group of North Haven will celebrate 25 years of success in providing real life support and services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the New Haven area. “It’s exciting for us,” said president Bill Cramer. “Twenty five years is a nice benchmark.” “I’m grateful for the founders,” Cramer continued. Established in 1984, Vantage was theorized two years earlier by a small number of local parents, led by Ruth and Sam Teitelman, who de-

sired a better group home setting for their children with special needs, Cramer said. Each of the founding parents had been supporting their own special needs children at home, but realized that they could not do so forever. Therefore, over the course of the next two years, the group of parents met with bankers, state and town officials, realtors, and other private agencies before forming the first Vantage home for six individuals in 1984. Today, Vantage supports 65 individuals spread throughout five common living arrangement group homes, three clustered apartment settings, one single per-

son apartment, and those who receive in-home and day program services. Cramer credits Vantage’s success to its productive but small staff - the company currently employs of 75 people – coupled with attention to small details, specifically the clients’ specific needs. “Vantage is good in responding to and understanding the lives of the people we support,” Cramer said. “We are flexible and responsive.” “As a smaller company, it is a lot easier to be flexible and responsive,” Cramer continued, adding that he has worked in larger organizations in the past that were not able to duplicate Vantage’s focus on individuals. One example of this individual focus is that Cramer, the company’s president, personally spends time with Vantage’s clients and even takes them out for movies or dinner. “It’s an opportunity to support and see our services,” Cramer said Cramer added that not only does this individual attention allow him to overview firsthand the company’s services and build a personal rapport with the

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necticut. In 1917, Cramer said, it was still commonly held within the state that the most effective manner to approach the mentally handicapped was to segregate them entirely from the rest of the population. “They thought it would make society better,” Cramer said. “I can’t imagine.” By 1941, the Southington Training School had changed the philosophy on the handicapped from isolation to education. “They stopped viewing them as the dregs of society,” Cramer said. The school welcomed the handicapped inside its halls and began to train and educate them before sending them home with increased functionality. “Unknowingly, they took the first steps toward community service,” Cramer said of the Southington school. Unfortunately, those steps proved to be in deducing what did not work: Cramer said that Southington began to learn that the handicapped cannot be taught skills in an environment that was not their own. Twenty years later, Cramer said, Connecticut began to establish regional centers in major cities for the handicapped, in which the clients could return home on the weekends. Unfortunately, this model also failed, Cramer said, because it too continued to lose focus of the importance of the clients’ personal environment to their retaining of newly acquired skills. Additionally, the conditions at regional centers were often appalling and inhumane.

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 19, 2009

Card game brings friends together at local restaurant By Paul Colella Special to the Citizen

Playing cards originated somewhere in northern India around 800 A.D. and later appeared in European countries like Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and England. As a game of chance or skill played for fun or money, a variety of card games have developed, but one in particular – Uno – brought five people together and helped to create a very special friendship between them. While on vacation in the Dominican Republic three years ago, Jim Koutsopolos, Salvatore “Sam” and Barbara Muzio, Richard Sprague, and Brenda Demir met, spent time together relaxing and enjoying each other’s company while engaging in a leisurely card

game called Uno. While playing the game, they became better acquainted with one another and learned that they all lived in the same town. Before their departure from the Dominican Republic, it was suggested that they get together at least once a week to visit, have dinner, and play cards. The suggestion turned into the real thing, and every Wednesday night they gather at Demir’s Restaurant in North Haven and play Uno to their hearts’ content. “We have been playing for the past three years after returning from the Dominican Republic. It is something that happened by chance,” recalled Brenda Demir, proprietor of Demir’s Restaurant and member of the group. “We started out as five strangers playing a card

game and now we are bosom buddies.” The five friends enjoy playing Uno because it is an easy game to learn and it is also exciting and surprising at times. Seven cards are dealt at the beginning of the game and the hands are always changing. Each player finds him or herself matching or changing the color of the card that has been put down, picking four cards (that’s a killer), picking two cards (that’s not as painful), reversing the order of the players, skipping a player, or using a wild card to one’s advantage. The objective of the game is for a player to get rid of all of the cards, and when he or she has only one card left, he or she must say “Uno” or he or she cannot go out. The person with the lowest score wins the game.

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“It all depends on the cards that you get,” said Sam Muzio, Barbara’s husband and member of the group. “There are times when you are getting rid of all your cards and you have one card left then at the next pick you may end up with a pick four card. It’s all about luck.” Besides being a game of luck, Uno has created a strong and sentimental friendship between all five players. They sit in the same chairs, occupy the same table, and play the same game. Each time they get together to play, they talk, laugh, play jokes on each other, bicker and yell, and learn new things about each other. But most of all, they keep returning every week. “Even if we were playing for money, we couldn’t have as much fun as we do,” said Jim Koutsopolos, card player and member of the group. “It has brought us together for the last three years and I do not see our group breaking up any time soon.” “I enjoy Uno, and it is time well spent,” said Sam. “I look forward to Wednesday nights. It’s a good way to get out of the house and have fun with wonderful people.” For Brenda and Barbara, card playing has been a part of their lives since they were little girls. Brenda’s father was considered to be a card shark by his neighbors and relatives. He taught his daughter how to win at blackjack, pinochle and gin rummy, and most of all how to shuffle a deck of cards really well. Brenda and her parents would play cards every Friday and Saturday night and this was their special time together. Barbara’s mother was an avid pinochle and poker player while her grandmother also enjoyed card playing. “My Grandma Harrison lived with us so every afternoon after school we would play cards and it was so much fun. She taught us

well,” recalled Barbara, Sam’s wife and member of the group. “Now when I’m sitting here at the table with my husband Sam, and our friends, Jim, Richard, and Brenda, it brings back memories of when I was a little girl playing cards with my grandmother.” When not playing cards, the friends can be found sitting at the table in the corner drinking coffee out of special mugs that have their names on them, indulging their sweet tooth, conversing about current events, telling jokes, and laughing. It is the laughter that serves as the special glue that holds the group together, and it is the laughter that will remain even after the game has ended. “Laughter is the best medicine,” Richard said. “It is a great way to relieve stress and it unites our friendship.” For Brenda, Jim, Richard, Barbara, and Sam, a simple game of cards has turned into a weekly pastime that has become the best time of their lives. But most of all, it’s the gathering of a special group of friends who spend quality time together while taking a respite from the chaos, upheavals, heartaches, and disappointments that are a part of life. It has often been said by many patrons who come to Demir’s Restaurant that it’s a wonderful place to dine and it is where family and friends come together and have fun. “Love, laugh, and live,” replied Brenda. “These things build relationships and friendships that are invaluable and priceless, and will endure through the years.” Thanks to the game of Uno, five strangers who now are good friends have special memories of wonderful times that they will cherish even after the last card has been dealt and someone shouts “Uno.”

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Continued from page 1 me a lot about community service.” “It’s a win, win situation,” Grilo added about community service. “The people in need are receiving it, and the people giving it receive something in return.” Adding to her interest in medicine was Grilo’s volunteer work for the Yale New Haven Hospital’s pediatric department. Grilo worked with children and newborns,

playing with the children and assisting in the administration of their health needs. A liberal arts approach to medicine also seems to be ingrained in Grilo from the beginning – her father Carlos is a psychologist, and her mother Diana a nurse. Additionally, her older sister Christina is a pre-med and psychology major at New York University. “She was also a role model for me,” Grilo said of her sister. The 2009 salutatorian said that she is going to miss the North Haven High School community, teachers, and

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quest to take part in his lab. Brown accepted. “It was a great experience being an intern,” Wood said, adding that Brown took a lot of his time to mentor her. Also instrumental to Wood’s education was NHHS computer science teacher Marilynn Kramar. “She was a great mentor through the years,” Wood said. Additionally, Kramar was the advisor for the high school’s computer club, an organization for which Wood served as president. “She was an enthusiastic coach,” Wood said of Kramar’s work with the club. Wood, the only child of Margaret Tivnan and Douglas Wood, also plays the violin and recently embarked with the NHHS chamber orchestra to Ocean City on a band trip. At Harvard, Wood plans to combine a study of both computer science and neuroscience, her goal being a professor position in a research lab, much like Brown at Yale. “I enjoy doing research,” Wood said, “and I would enjoy being a professor because you would be sharing what you are interested in with other people.” Wood’s 2009 science fair project, which she presented at the Connecticut State Science Fair at Quinnipiac University, was entitled “Biophysically Realistic Computational Models of Temporal Encoding in Cortex.” Wood said that she is going to miss her teachers at North Haven High School. “They were great teachers,” the valedictorian said, “especially Mrs. Kramar and the math teachers.” Unquestionably a role model for incoming high school freshman, Wood offered words of advice for the future classes at NHHS. “The most important thing to do is to try new things,” Wood

said. “Don’t be limited by what’s available – take initiative. Open opportunities for yourself.” Wood would know – not only did she talk her way into a research internship at Yale University as a junior, she also made the national science fair later that year, despite the fact that NHHS was not directly involved with a science fair program. “I realized I had a good project, and I entered the state fair,” Wood said. And from there she made Intel International Science Fair, another stop on her way to Harvard.

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St. Therese Church carnival will be held Wednesday, June 24, through Saturday, June 27, from 6 to 10 p.m., on the church grounds, 555 Middletown Ave. There will be food, prizes, raffle, rides, and games. Wristbands can be purchased for rides for $15 before June 21, or for $20 if purchased after. Call the rectory to purchase wristbands at (203) 239-1671. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $2 at the rectory on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rectory is closed on Wednesdays.

Tag sale

Montowese Baptist Church, 201 Quinnipiac Ave., will be holding its annual tag and bake sale on Saturday,

June 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters, jewelry makers, etc., have been invited. There will be a baked goods table with treats for everyone. The church is located at 201 Quinnipiac Ave. For further information, you may call the church office at (203) 7873725.

Vacation Bible School A Vacation Bible School is planned for Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for pre-K through grade six. Every day begins at St. John’s Episcopal Church at the top of the Green and ends at North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. The cost is $30 per child with a family maximum of $60. Registration deadline is Satur-

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day, Aug.1. To register or for more information, call the North Haven Congregational Church at (203) 239-5691.

Mishkan Israel summer camp Mishkan Israel will hold a summer camp for preschool children beginning Monday, June 22, and ending Friday, Sept. 4. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours available. Families can select from half-day and full-day programs, two to five days per week. Campers will enjoy doing art projects, playing games, engaging in water sports, building, and having lots of time to play and have fun. The Nursery School is also taking registrations for the fall. Congregation Mishkan Israel is located at 785 Ridge

Road in Hamden. For more information, contact Director Bec Luty at (203) 288-2375.

Vacation Bible School Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road, is accepting registration for its Vacation Bible School which will run from Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Dinner is provided. The invitation is for all kids four years old through rising sixth graders. There will be big fun at Crocodile Dock which will help kids discover how to see God in every day life. It’s filled with incredible Bible-learning that kids see, hear, touch and even taste. Bible point crafts, teambuilding games, cool Bible songs, and engaging dramas are just a few of the Crocodile Dock activities that help faith flow through real life. For more information or to register, please contact the church office at (203) 2392469. The cost is $15 per child with a maximum of $40 per family. Scholarships are

available upon request.

Community Bible Church Kid’s Week

Community Bible Church invites all kids to join this year’s Crocodile Dock Kid’s Week from Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10. This great kid’s week will be highlighted by fun games, snacks, crafts and music, giveaways to each kid every day, Bible stories and more. A free music CD and daily gift for each child is given. Crocodile Dock Kid’s Week is available to kids pre- K through 6th grade, and will take place 9 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday, at Community Bible Church, 36 Sackett Point Road. Parents should call (203) 239-0400 to register their children and reserve a spot or print and mail in a registration form on our Web site. Registration is free, and includes all activities and supplies for the week. This news and other kid’s events information can be also found at, and click on Kid’s Events.

Obituaries Robert J. Cragan Sr.


Robert J. Cragan Sr., 64, of Wallingford, formerly of Clintonville Road, North Haven, died June 9, 2009, at his home. He was the husband of Jane Stewart Cragan. Mr. Cragan was born in Cranston, R.I., Dec. 9, 1944, a son of Marion Edwards Cragan and the late Lester Cragan Sr. Robert obtained a bachelor’s degree from Bryant College. He was a regional manager for International Trucks for many years and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He is survived by a son, Robert J. (Betty) Cragan Jr., of Oxford, a daughter, Gayle (James) Kirk, of Plymouth, Mass.; five grandchildren, two brothers, and three sisters. A memorial Mass was celebrated June 12 at St. Barnabas Church. Interment was

private. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

Andrew C. DeAngelo Jr.

Andrew Charles DeAngelo Jr., 79, of Montowese Avenue, North Haven, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at the Masonic Healthcare Center, Wallingford. He was the husband of the late Jean Kay DeSorbo DeAngelo. Mr. DeAngelo was born in New Haven, Sept. 30, 1929, a son of the late Andrew and Rose Fasulo DeAngelo. Andrew had worked as a manager for Grand Union for many years until his retirement. He was a pitcher for the N.Y. Yankees farm team in the late 40s and early 50s. He was

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a member of the Laurel View Country Club where he was a handicap golfer winning numerous tournaments; he also was an avid bowler winning many trophies. Mr. DeAngelo served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a founding member of the Good News Christian Center of Wallingford where he was known as a very personable usher and greeter. He is survived by his sons, Joseph and wife, Linda DeAngelo, of North Haven, James and wife, Roberta DeAngelo, of Hamden; a daughter, Andrea and husband, Robert Warner, of North Haven; a sister, Rosalyn Byers, of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services and interment with military honors was private in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Good News Christian Center, 46 John St., Wallingford.

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George Earl Anderson George Earl Anderson, of West Haven, died June 9, 2009, at the Hospital of St. Raphael with his four loving sons by his side. Mr. Anderson was born Dec. 3, 1927, in North Haven, a son of the late William C. and Wilhelmina Gaul Anderson. He was predeceased last year by his beloved wife of 55 years, Jeanne Sullivan Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Hillhouse High School, class of 1945, and then proudly served two tours of duty in the United States Army finishing as a staff sergeant instructing diesel mechanics at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. George retired as a design engineer from Textron (formerly Avco Lycoming) after 32 years. Prior to that he was employed at Winchester Repeating Arms and was recognized as a craftsman of custom gunstocks. George was also a member of the American Legion and was involved as a coach in the early years of West Haven Youth Hockey. He is survived by sons, George (Svetlana) Anderson, of Bethany, John (Patricia) Anderson, of Wallingford, Detective Sergeant Edward (Elizabeth) Anderson, of Madison, William (Kim) Anderson, of North Haven; and a sister, Mary Jane (Edward) Gorman, of Hamden. He was the grandfather of Michelle, Natalie, Melissa, Kathleen, Brian, Michael, Mark, Stephanie, and Karl Anderson. He was predeceased by a brother, William J. Anderson, and his sister, Genevieve Welch. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 13 at Holy Infant Church, Orange. Interment

with military honors was held in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. The Keenan Funeral Home, West Haven, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., (Suite 301) Robbinsville, N.J., 08691.

Nora Nicholas Nora Nichols, formerly of North Haven, died June 9, 2009, at Mid State Medical Center, Meriden. Nora was born in New Haven, Aug. 10, 1946, a daughter of the late Donald and Jane Gillis Coe and worked for United Surgical prior to her retirement. She is survived by a son, Donald (Stephanie) Nichols; a daughter, Kimberly (Joseph) Avery Jr.; a sister, Donna McCain; a brother, Robert Coe; and grandchildren, Darren Pulcinella, Alexander, and Benjamin Nichols. Funeral services were private. The Iovanne Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

pice, Branford, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Louis E. “Jiggs” Mineri Sr. Mrs. Mineri was born in New Haven, June 17, 1925, a daughter of the late Ignatius and Rose Saccavino Purificato. Antoinette was a loving, caring and giving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother; always with a loving smile on her face. She was a comical woman dedicated to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Rosalie (Timothy) French, Lisa Jones, Louis E. (Rose) Mineri Jr. and Michael Mineri; grandchildren, Rebekah (John) Horn, Louis E. Mineri, III, and his fiancée Jennifer Havens, Jennifer Jones, Joseph, Christopher, Elizabeth,

Richard A. Simonelli Sr. Richard A. Simonelli Sr., 79, of Postman Highway, North Haven, died of complications from injuries sustained by a fall on Monday, June 8, 2009, at Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford. He was the husband of the late Gloria Salvo Simonelli. Mr. Simonelli was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 4, 1930, a son of the late Anthony and Antonette Simonelli. He was a 30-year resident of North Haven. He is survived by a son, Richard Simonelli Jr.; a daughter, Sandra Corso and her husband, Roger Corso Sr.; grandchildren, Roger Corso Jr., Gary (Jennifer) Corso and Kevin Corso; and great-grandchildren, Cole and Skylar Corso. Private funeral services have been entrusted to North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave.

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Antoinette Mineri Antoinette Purificato Mineri, 84, of South Avenue, North Haven, died June 13, 2009, at the Connecticut Hos-

Michael and Anne Mineri, and the late Joshua French. Loving great-grandmother of Louis E. Mineri IV and Justin Horn. She was predeceased by a grandson, Joshua French; her son-inlaw, Richard Jones; sisters, Elizabeth Prete, Ann DeMarseliis; and brothers, Ned, Anthony and Dominic Purificato. A funeral Mass was celebrated on her birthday, June 17, at St. Therese Church. Interment will follow behind her beloved grandson, Joshua, in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

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Joseph “ Moose” DiCenzo, 84, of Central Avenue, North Haven, died June 9, 2009, at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of Annette DellaRocco DiCenzo. Born in New Haven, March 19, 1925, he was a son of the late Domenic and Concetta DeMaio DiCenzo. Joe was an operating engineer for Local 478 for many years until his retirement; and was a charter member of the Columbian Social Club of West Haven, formerly of New Haven, where he was the club’s “Man of the Year” in 1994. Joe was a lifelong New York Yankees fan. He is survived by daughters, Donna (Mark) Smith and Jody (Richard) Gallagher, all of North Haven; grandchildren, Colby Smith, Skye and Talia Gallagher; step-grandfather of Melody and Whitney Gallagher and Mark D. Smith; a sister, Margaret Benson, of Wallingford; and several nieces and nephews. He was prede-

ceased by a brother, Benny DiCenzo, and sisters, Mary Donato, Teresa DiStasi and Lillian Gentile. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Barnabas Church on June 12. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.


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Carnival and Summerfest — The Hamden Town Park Carnival and Summerfest will be held Friday, June 19, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Meadowbrook Park, Hamden. There will be rides, food, amusements, entertainment, ferris wheel, rollercoaster, MerryGoRound, Pivot Ship, Tilt-Awhirl and much spore. This event is sponsored by West Woods School and Marenna Amusements. For more information, visit



Carnival and Summerfest — The Hamden Town Park Carnival and Summerfest will be held Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 10 p.m., at Meadowbrook Park, Hamden. There will be rides, food, amusements, entertainment, ferris wheel, rollercoaster, MerryGoRound, Pivot Ship, Tilt-Awhirl and much spore. This event is sponsored by West Woods School and Marenna Amusements. For more information, visit Animal Haven tag sale — The Animal Haven will have a tag sale on Saturday, June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at 32 Ezra St. Stop by and shop to benefit the animals at The Animal Haven.



Carnival and Summerfest — The Hamden Town Park Carnival and Summerfest will be held Sunday, June 21, from 1 to 8 p.m., at Meadowbrook Park, Hamden. There will be rides, food, amusements, entertainment, ferris wheel,

rollercoaster, MerryGoRound, Pivot Ship, Tilt-Awhirl and much spore. This event is sponsored by West Woods School and Marenna Amusements. For more information, visit



Ziti dinner — The Ridge Road School PTA is sponsoring a ziti dinner on Monday, June 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or by calling the school office at (203) 2484050. Proceeds will help those affected by the economic downturn. Also included are games, activities, and entertainment. For more information, visit the Web site at, or contact the school at (203) 248-4050.



Go Green Greenhouse — Go Green Greenhouse is a program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, to make a terrarium to take home and care for. It will be held Wednesday, June 24, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., for children ages 6 to 8. To register or for more information, call (203) 2395803.



Discussion group — Join the discussion group on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., on the main level. The topics will be mystery shopping and how to get more from your credit card without paying for it. Masonicare concert — The Clam Diggers (sounds of Dixie) will perform Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m., on the grounds of Ma-

sonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford. Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. There will be free parking at the site along with the availability of grounds for picnics from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Concerts may be canceled if it rains or rain is imminent. Call (203) 679-5900 for information.



Relay for Life — Relay for Life of Hamden/North Haven will take place Saturday, June 27, at 10 a.m., to Sunday, June 28, at 10 a.m., at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden, with a 24-hour community walking event. For more information, call Vanna Dest at (203) 789-3121, Dave Koch at (203) 915-7405, or Ricky Gentile at (203) 5002176. Irish Road Race — The Irish Festival road race, kids fun runs, and fitness walk will be held on Saturday, June 27, at the North Haven Fair Grounds. The proceeds from these events will benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The times are 10:30 a.m. for the kids fun runs; 11 a.m. for the 5k road race and fitness walk. The entry fees for pre-registration through Tuesday, June 23, are $17 for the 5k road race, $10 for the fitness walk, and $6 for the fun runs. Race day registration fees are $22 for the 5k race, $12 for the fitness walk, and $8 for the fun runs. T-shirts are all preregistered through June 23 and as available on race day. Trophies will be awarded in all categories. Online registration at For information, contact race director, Joe Riccio at (203) 481-7453, or race coordinator, John O’Donovan at (203) 281-3563, Tag sale — Montowese Baptist Church, 201 Quinnipiac Ave., will be holding

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Silly Song Creation — Join Margie Warner to make up new songs, stories and rhymes on Monday, June 29, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is open to children ages 7 to 11.


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Jimmy White wins essay contest

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Congratulations to Jimmy White of North Haven who won first place in the Hamden Elks Lodge Drug Awareness Essay Contest. Jimmy won second place in the Connecticut Elks Association State Drug Awareness Essay Contest. Jimmy’s essay focused on how drugs destroy your life in every possible way, how to make the right choice in life and how to “Get Smart, Don’t Start’ which was the Elks’ theme this year. Jimmy is a student in the sixth grade at St. Rita School in Hamden.


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From the Editor’s Desk

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

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. —Clarence Budington Kelland Being the quotation junkie that I am, in preparing to write my editorial about Father’s Day this week I looked for an appropriate missive to jump start my thinking. The quote that I ultimately chose I think best represents what fathers are all about. Dads are living examples. That’s not to say that mothers aren’t, but where a mother will often be very vocally expressive in her parenting, a dad will often just “do.” Our parents are our first and most important examples in life. The fact that a child will always emulate his parents’ behavior, mannerisms and more, simply drives home the importance of being a strong parent. My dad was certainly a “lead by example” kind of parent. When he was in his early 20s, he came to America from Italy with little more than the hope of making a good life for himself in a country full of opportunity. He spoke no English, and at that point had only been trained as a barber. Luckily, he had some family members who had already made the trip from Italy, and now called Connecticut home. He began to take classes to learn English, and an uncle took my dad under his wing and taught him a trade that would prove to sustain him, and our family, to this day. Growing up, my father worked long and hard to provide for my mother, brother and I. He worked long hours, he worked despite not feeling well, he worked when he would rather be home – all for us. He made sacrifices so that we could have a nice home, go to the best schools, and so our path to succes would be as obstacle-free as he could make it. Along with my mom, he created a stable, loving home where my brother and I grew up to believe anything was possible. To this day, my father still works that hard. It is his example that taught my brother and I what a good work ethic is, what responsibility means, and how dedication can pay off. The fact that he came to this country with so little, and yet built such an incredible life showed us that anything could be achieved when you set your mind to it. But my dad isn’t all work and no play. He knows how to have fun, and is a laid back kind of guy. I have many memories of adventurous family vacations, spur of the moment trips to favorite restaurants, or long weekend drives. I think my brother and I would both agree that our spontaneity and impulsivity definitely comes from our dad. I think any father desires to give his child the world. I know my dad certainly did. I love you dad. Happy Father’s Day to all. —Pamela Morello

Freda’s Focus: Seniors have a new information resource in town

Our senior citizens here in North Haven are truly a remarkable group of people. In many respects they have helped shape our great town by building homes here, Freda raising children here, working in our community and continuing to be very

productive citizens today in our town. Several months ago, one of our town residents – Mrs. Cathy Vegliante – presented me with an idea about putting together a senior citizens book, or resource guide, that would be something that would include a great deal of information that we could give to our seniors in a booklet form. The idea that Cathy presented was such that our seniors could benefit from

having one booklet that would include information on every possible resource that our seniors would need in terms of goods, advice and services. I thought that the idea was a fabulous one that could also support the marvelous efforts of our outstanding senior citizen center staff and the great efforts of Judy Amarone and Sue Yung who do such a wonderful job with our seniors. The nice part about working on this project for me

was to be able to take the idea from Cathy and put it into motion by enlisting a great group of people to help work on the project. Those people included Jon-Paul Venoit, chairman of Ashlar Village, and Robin Wilson, president and CEO of the North Haven/Wallingford Chamber of Commerce. As the process unfolded, I was proud to see the efforts from many other people who wanted to get involved including Liz Davis from the

Chamber of Commerce, the entire Chamber staff who so diligently helped with this project and also many of our seniors who had input into the data that is included in this resource guide. As a result of the outstanding support that we received from many companies that advertised in our resource guide, we were able to totally underwrite the cost of the book so that there was no cost to

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Friday, June 19, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Letters to the Editor

Watch out for politicians with special interests

To the editor: I can understand why people say they do not watch the news anymore. I watch the reports to be well informed about issues and I come away extremely frustrated by the turn of events. We have a group of elected officials up in Hartford supposedly working on the budget, away from the scrutiny of the media and other elected officials so no one will see what special interest groups they are working for. The perfect example of this is the bill that would provide paid sick time for hourly workers in businesses with more than 50 employees. They have let it die because they have to protect the corporations that donate to their campaigns. They just write off the poor hourly worker who had to go to work sick. People, wake up and stop re-electing these people who make false promises and actually break the law and get away with it. Sen. Dodd is running again and he has done nothing but line his wallet and is using this credit card bill as a way to get reelected. Lieberman actually spent more time away from looking out for his constituents by running for a higher office and then running after McCain like a lit-

tle puppy waiting for a crumb to fall. He doesn’t deserve the respect. We as a nation are only strong if we work together and the only way we can truly make our government work for is us insisting on term limits and vote for people without special interest. We have no guarantees on this being a solution but we have to try. It is the only power we working class have. Gail Stingo North Haven

Talk up policies, don’t talk down people To the editor: Call me naïve, but I feel that when town leaders write letters to the editor, they should talk up policies instead of talking down people. In her letter last week, North Haven Republican Town Committee Chair Deborah Ward O’Brien sadly chose to once again talk people down. She attacked the Democratic Town Committee chair for his state marshal business with the town attorney’s firm, instead of proposing a solution to the state marshal mess in our state or proposing a rule to prevent party officials from doing business with town officials. She attacked the town attorney’s firm for giving thousands of dollars to the first selectman’s campaigns (which is just what the Re-

publican town attorney’s firm used to do) instead of proposing to limit or prohibit campaign contributions from town contractors, officials, or employees. Ms. Ward O’Brien clearly has no interest in such policies, nor in cronyism itself. She never complained about her three predecessors as party chair: one who was hired for a town job he wasn’t qualified for, the next a department head who was soon arrested, and the third a woman who had handed her town clerk position on to her daughter. As an independent, I don’t like cronyism from either party. But I like even less a town leader who feels she serves North Haven best by snidely sniping at the other party. Town leaders serve best by making our town a better place to live. I’m not even a town leader, and for years I’ve been successfully proposing and helping to work on policies that have improved our town, as have many, many others. Jump on board, Ms. Ward O’Brien, or give your chair to someone else. Robert Wechsler North Haven

Thanks for Flag Day ceremony To the editor: Another year and another thank you to Montowese School’s Mr. Mancini and Mr.

Wronski for again putting on a beautiful Flag Day ceremony and as they have done this for many years, and had the American Legion Post 76 as their invited guests. Thank you to the speakers, First Selectman Janet McCarty, Second Selectman Steve Fontana, Third Selectman Michael Freda and State Sen. Len Fasano for their wonderful speeches geared to the children. These kids will never forget what the American Flag means to them. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules. Your example means so much to these kids. We must also thank Anthony Cuomo for his wonderful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and the chorus and the band for their wonderful patriotic songs and music. I also want to thank Mrs. Dinneen who feeds us with a wonderful breakfast every year. Mr. Mancini, and Mr. Wronski, and staff, you are great and true Americans and you make this possible every year. God bless you and God bless America. Helen S. Zamlowski Joseph Zamlowski North Haven

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Vote on our weekly poll question! Visit Freda’s Focus Continued from page 14 the town of North Haven. I would like to also thank those businesses who helped support this project, it is greatly appreciated. If there are any of our beloved senior citizens who would like a copy of the resource guide, it is free and can be found at the library,

town hall, or through the senior citizen center. If you would like, you can also give me a call at (508) 596-2992 or (203) 239-4887 and I will personally give one to you or send you one. I always enjoy the opportunity to speak with people on a personal level. On a broader level, the birth of this book was symbolic in many respects. It represents a resource to our

seniors that was brought to life through the collaborative efforts of a great many people who truly care about our seniors. It gave me a great deal of pride to work on this project, and more importantly to watch this project grow because of the cooperation of many people. It confirmed in my mind that when we have a positive attitude, a proactive approach and people willing to work

together for a common goal, great things can happen. Our seniors are a precious group of people who have given so much to North Haven. It was great to see a team of people work hard to help give something back in the form of this resource guide. Michael Freda is the minority member of the Board of Selectmen. E-mail him at

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Miss Connecticut Pageant The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant will begin on Saturday, June 25, ending the night of Monday, June 27, when Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen will be crowned. Preliminary competitions will take place at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. The

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finals competition begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27, also at the Garde Arts. The following local Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant representatives are: Gretchen Michelle Hahn of Stamford is serving as Miss North Haven. She is a 2009 graduate of Smith College. “Supporting Americans in Uniform and Public Service” is her community service platform. Marie-Lynn Piscitelli, from North Haven, is competing as Miss Shoreline.

She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut and her master’s degree from Bentley College. She promotes health and fitness in teenagers. Competing for Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen is: Haylee Rochler of Wallingford is Miss North Haven’s Outstanding Teen. Her volunteer effort centers on the Children’s Miracle Network. She attends Lyman Hall High School.

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James Richard Graham Jr. Photo courtesy of Megan Graham

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Darth Vader, The Beatles, and Beethoven beckon students to read over the summer.

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the New Britain Rock Cats games. Additionally, each child registered is entered to win other prizes, depending on the individual number

listed on their reading chart. Accompanying the summer reading game will be a slate of other children’s library events. All materials and prizes were donated by Friends of the Library and other local sponsors.



Megan and James Graham Sr., of North Branford, joyfully announce the birth of their son, James Richard Jr. James Jr. was born on Feb. 27, 2009, at 10:08 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 20 ½ inches. James Jr. is welcomed by his grandparents, Dee and Sue Graham of North Branford, and Richard and Mary Ellen Kordorsky of North Haven. His great-grandmother, Carolyn Graham, lives in Tennessee. James Jr. is adored by his Uncle David Sr., Auntie Lisa, and cousin, David Scott Jr. Alberino, Aunties Rebecca, Lindsey, and Ashley Kordorsky and Auntie Kristin Graham and cousin, Joey Ruggiero Jr.

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Day trips All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show at the Delaney House — July 22 Music D’Italia, starring Emil Stucchio and the Classics — Tuesday, Sept. 15 Beehive, The 60’s Musical — Thursday, Sept. 17 Toast to the Armed Forces and Veterans — Tuesday, Nov. 10 Overnight trips Travel the Colorado Rockies — July 18 to 26 Saratoga Races Getaway — Aug. 19-20 Mini trip There will be a mini trip to Universal Drive on Monday, June 22. Call to reserve your space. Massages Massages by appointment will be available on Monday,

June 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. Call (203) 239-5432 if interested. Strawberry Shortcake Come celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day on Wednesday, June 23, at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a strawberry shortcake with strawberries from Sue’s choice of farms, homemade biscuits and real whipped cream. Cost is $3. Sign up at the center or call (203) 985-2962 by Friday, June 19. New Britain Rock Cats There will be a trip to the New Britain Rock Cats on Thursday, June 25, at noon. You will be picked up at your home at 8:45 a.m. The cost is $7 and includes field seats and lunch. Sign up quickly. Purple Red Hatters The non-board Purple Red

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Monday: Chef ’s salad, turkey, ham, and cheese and cherry tomato on lettuce, potato salad, pumpenickel bread, vanilla pudding with topping. Tuesday: Beef barley soup, sausage and pepper,

oven fried potatoes, Belgian carrots, grinder roll, apricot halves. Wednesday: Pineapple juice, chicken teriyaki, rice combo, Chinese vegetables, whole wheat bread, seasonal fresh fruit. Thursday: Apple juice, roast of beef sliced thin with gravy, butternut squash cubes, broccoli cuts, whole wheat dinner roll, cake. Friday: Graple juice, canneloni with marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, tossed salad with sliced black olives, Italian dressing, Italian bread, sliced peaches.

Hatters will meet Monday, June 29, at 1 p.m., at the American Legion. Starry Night There will be a tri-town

Starry Night on Tuesday, June 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington St., Wallingford. Please sign up.

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Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, June 22 Line dance with friends, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Massages, 10 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Mini trip, Universal Drive, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Oil painting, 12:30p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo with Theresa, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Beginning chair yoga, 10 a.m. Hairdresser/nails, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Crafts/Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 Line dance with friends, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Walking Club meeting, 10 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Health Guidance Clinic, 11 a.m. Lunch, noon Lunch Bunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Knitting with Woodie, 12:30 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Strawberry Shortcake Day, 12:30 p.m. Bingo with George, 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Tai Chi, 10:15 a.m. Lunch, noon New Britain Rock Cats, noon Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Friday, June 26 Line Dance with friends, 9 a.m. Footlighters 1, 10 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Scrabble Challenge, 10:30 a.m. Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo with Louise, 1 p.m.

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Deal or No Deal game show to host casting call at Irish Festival in North Haven

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The North Haven Garden Club members had a major spring cleanup at the Colonial Garden which included chair Lois Gough with Lois Stover, Marie Tiberio, Annette Bailey, Gloria Peach, Judy Neubig, Brenda Howlett, Rita Gangi and Mary Cameron assisting. Come by and visit this garden at the corner of Broadway and Elm Streets behind the Historical Society Building. The original plan for the North Haven Bicentennial Colonial Garden was started in 1976. The brick pattern paths and plantings are original to the ones used when North Haven was settled. A commemorative sign was installed in 1997 and a sundial in 2001. The original rose arbor was replaced by Walter Brockett a few years ago.

Production for the hit game show Deal or No Deal, hosted by Howie Mandel, has moved to Connecticut and is getting some local help from the Connecticut Irish Festival in its search for America’s next hopeful millionaires. One of the first casting calls will take place on Saturday, June 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the 2009 Connecticut Irish Festival on the North Haven Fairgrounds. Deal or No Deal is looking for energetic, charismatic and outgoing individuals who can think quickly on their feet. Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, and a legal U.S. resident. No special skills are required except for an engaging personality and excitement for the show. Deal or No Deal contestants play for a large cash prize in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Each night, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant faces 26 sealed briefcases containing anything from a measly penny to $1 million. Without knowing the amount in each

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Students venture to Hammonasset for hands-on experiments in the field By Joe Adinolfi Special to the Citizen

Students from North Haven High School left school on the morning of Friday, June 6, to visit Hammonasset State Park. The biology, oceanology and environmental science students who attended this field trip, planned by Abbie Walston, a teacher in the science department at the high school, had an opportunity to conduct experiments in the field, and personally witness their results. Photos courtesy of Abbie Walston “The focus of the Students in Abbie Walston’s science classes studied plant trip is to conduct an life and erosion on a field trip to Hammonasset State Park. overall habitat evaluation,” said Walston about the field trip. “Students will be using what they have learned throughout the year to analyze the environmental quality of Hammonasset State Park.” Hammonasset Beach State Park is Connecticut’s largest shoreline park, featuring over two miles of shoreline. Students conducted their experiments in the West Beach section of the park. Walston’s field trip had many relevant ties to the curriculum of her classes. Their experiments also con-

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nected with a prominent environmental obstacle facing the state park’s beach. “One of the biggest environmental threats to Hammonasset Beach is erosion, so that was our focus,” said Walston. “My botany students studied the plant life on the dunes and how their roots help to prevent erosion, and also learned about invasive species and the importance of keeping people off the dunes to avoid damage to the roots.” “My environmental science class studied erosion by focusing on the sand at different points of the beach,” Walston added. “For example, the sand in the dunes compared to the sand at the high tide mark.” Walston was inspired to take her classes on this field trip at a conference she attended two years ago with her mother, Ruth Rose. The Island Schools Teacher’s Conference advocated the concept of “Place-Based Experiential Learning.” This technique involves students being taught through experiments and lessons that occur in real time in a real environment. Offering options for learning outside of the classroom allows students the opportunity to experience a higher level of educational enrichment, which translates into more learning, and more fun. Most of the students agreed. “I think most of my students had a really good time on the trip, even though

it was rainy,” Walston said. The rain was a minor obstacle. Students were scheduled to spend the entire day at the beach, but they managed to finish all of their experiments by noon, which prompted an early departure. The gathering of the data was important not just as a means to teach students about environmental science, but also to help them learn something about environmental activism. “My students will use their data to make suggestions for actions to take regarding the erosion at West Beach,” said Walston. “They will write letters to various parties involved in the decision-making process and share their suggestions.” Environmental activism is important, especially during modern times. As it becomes necessary to keep an ever more vigilant eye on our natural resources it is essential that news about the importance of environmental conservation is propagated. Students at North Haven High School have recognized the importance of this issue, as clearly indicated by their behavior on the trip. “After we had finished all of our research, there were some students that had so much fun finding crabs and exploring at Meigs Point that they didn’t want to leave, even though they were cold and soaked,” Walston said. “That made me feel like it was a true success.”

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Editor’s note: The North Haven Citizen will feature a column written by resident Paul Colella. Patriots and Scoundrels will tell the history of North Haven during the period between 1789 to 1850. Narrated by a fictional character – Charity Chastine – the column will tell the story of important historical figures and events of the town. While holding my arm and looking into my eyes, the colonel spoke to me in a cunning voice. He thanked me for saving his nephew’s life and then tried to assure me that I had nothing to fear from him and he wanted us to become good friends. His invitation of friendship disturbed me greatly and I found myself at a loss for words. At that moment, the door to the room opened and Charlotte entered. She graciously apologized for leaving me and was a bit surprised to see her husband. The colonel craftily explained to his wife that he stumbled upon me quite by accident and was so pleased to see me. He further told her that he insisted on us becoming friends. I played along with the colonel by smiling pleasantly and I was most grateful for Charlotte’s impeccable timing. I did not want to overstay my welcome so I told them that I had to be on my way. Before leaving, I said farewell to Mrs. Kensington and thanked her for her hospitality. The colonel helped me into the carriage and whispered in my ear. “Remember what I told you, my lovely Charity. We must become good friends.” As the carriage drove away, I looked back and waved to Charlotte and Charles while the colonel stood tall with a sly smirk upon his face. I was relieved to be heading back to Andrews Tavern. I kept thinking to myself and asking the dreaded question of how much longer I can keep what I know about Mr. Singleton’s death a secret before someone finds out. When I arrived back at the tavern, Grace and two gentlemen were waiting for me. Grace introduced them to me

Patriots and Scoundrels and explained that they were investigating Theodore Norton’s attempt on my life. Grace stayed by my side the entire time while the men asked me some questions. They told Grace and me that they suspected Theodore of killing Mr. Singleton and stealing money from him. They were puzzled by his motive for trying to take my life. I told them that I was completely shocked and as baffled as they were about the attack. I wanted so much to expose Colonel Parker as the real culprit, but something inside of me refrained me from doing so. After some time had passed, the two men thanked me for my indulgence and cooperation, and then they departed. After they had gone, Grace put her arms around me and with a deep look of concern in her eyes she spoke. “Charity my dear, I am so worried about you. I feel it in my bones and in my heart that someone means you harm. Theodore Norton was acting on behalf of the real guilty person. I cannot understand why someone would want to commit a heinous act like murder upon a beautiful and loving young girl like you,” said Grace. I froze for a few seconds and then I told Grace that everything would be alright. Grace collected her thoughts and then went into the back room to prepare for supper. She did not ask me about my visit to Kensington Hall for she seemed preoccupied so I did not say a word. That night I tossed and turned in my bed for several hours. Every time I would close my eyes and try to fall asleep, terrible images would flood my mind. I would see the colonel hitting Mr. Singleton with the candlestick while Theodore Norton and Lydia Johnson were laughing at the colonel’s evil deed, and then I would see someone falling down the stairs and when I looked upon the person’s face it was Mr. Higgins. The most terrifying image was that of Grace and David who were sitting at a table in the tavern with their throats cut

and Mrs. Kensington was standing next to them holding a bloody knife. The next morning I could barely get out of bed due to the lack of sleep the night before. The tavern was crowded with several businessmen who were on their way to Boston. They were discussing the horrific events that were taking place in Paris. A radical by the name of Robespierre had taken control and he and his organization had formed a new government. He and his associates were ordering the arrest, imprisonment, and execution of hundreds of French aristocrats. They also spoke of the sad death of Benjamin Franklin who was loved by many Americans and the French. With all this talk about death and revolution, I went outside for a breath of fresh air. A few minutes later, a fancy carriage pulled up to the tavern and a well-dressed and distinguished gentleman emerged. He gave me a jovial greeting and asked to see the proprietor. I took him inside and introduced him to Mrs. Andrews. He told us he was Monsieur Louis Monnerat and that he and his wife Laura were the new occupants of Singleton Lodge. While he was speaking, I remembered what Constance had told Grace and me at her father’s funeral so the name Monnerat crept into my mind. His polished manners and charm mesmerized Mrs. Andrews and me. He explained that after he and his wife were settled, they were going to host an assembly as a way to meet the people of North Haven and he asked Mrs. Andrews for her assistance. After visiting for a short time, Monsieur Monnerat left and so did many of the tradesmen. While Mrs. Andrews and I were tidying up, I asked her where Grace was because it was not like her not to be present, especially when there was a crowd at the tavern. Mrs. Andrews told me that Grace was very troubled and she had something very personal to attend to. Our conversation was interrupted by Jesse who told

his mother he had to go to one of Pierpont’s mills to pick up a delivery and asked me to accompany him. Seeing that things were quiet, Mrs. Andrews let me go. When we went outside, Grace was returning to the tavern. Upon seeing me, she embraced me and then spoke. “My beautiful Charity, promise me that you will be safe and live a happy life that you so richly deserve,” she said with tears in her eyes. Her words struck me very odd. I hugged her and told her not to worry. As we pulled away in the wagon, I watched Grace enter the tavern and for a moment I got an uneasy feeling that this was the last time I would see her. Meanwhile at Kensington Hall, Colonel Parker and his wife Charlotte were taking a walk in the beautiful gardens under the watchful eyes of Mrs. Kensington who was spying on them from the window in the drawing room. Her tenacious guard duty was interrupted by a maid who announced the arrival of a visitor. Mrs. Kensington was delighted to see that it was Dr. Greenville, a physician from New Haven and a close friend. She instructed the maid that they were not to be disturbed and to close the door behind her. They greeted each other graciously and then engaged in conversation. “Is everything going according to plan? There will be no tolerance for any mistakes,” Mrs. Kensington said. “I assure you my dear lady, everything is the way you have requested it to be,” replied Dr. Greenville. He explained that he enlisted the help of a Lieutenant Michael Bradford, a soldier of fortune, who was very eager to accompany Mrs. Kensington’s special guest to Kensington Hall tomorrow afternoon. He also filled her in on the arrival of Monsieur and Madame Monnerat to North Haven and the falling out Mrs. Singleton had with the Marquis de Lafayette who was now living in New Haven with his family.

“It’s convenient and coincidental that they all are within my reach. They are all pathetic, weak, and insolent fools, just like my son-in-law the honorable Colonel Benedict Parker,” said Mrs. Kensington. She then walked over to the desk and took out a crown jewel box that she showed to Dr. Greenville. She told him the story about how the people she just mentioned, including her husband whom everyone assumed was dead, were involved in a robbery plot to steal a very priceless diamond called the Winfield Diamond that belonged to England’s royal family. Shortly after the war, they attended a masquerade ball hosted by the king in which the diamond was stolen. After the robbery, the men went foolishly to celebrate at a tavern in London that caught on fire while they were there. The fire and commotion separated the men and the diamond was assumed lost or taken by one of them. They also were seeking a treasure map that belonged to Monsieur Monnerat’s cousin who was a pirate some time ago. Mrs. Kensington opened the box and inside was the diamond in all of its sparkling magnificence. She then poured two glasses of sherry and a very pleased and astonished Dr. Greenville proposed a toast. “To us, two cleverly disguised loyalists who are indeed masters of the game.”

See Patriots, page 32

Coming next week... Patriots and Scoundrels Part 8 Who is Mrs. Kensington’s “special guest”?



CPR courses

Registration is accepted for the Standard First CPR-Adult, Child

now being upcoming Aid with and Infant

course taught by the South Central Connecticut Chapter. The training will be held on Saturday, June 27, at the Red Cross, 703 Whitney Ave.,


Hospital restrictions

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New Haven, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a fee of $75 to cover the cost of materials. Two certifications include CPR-Adult, Child and Infant valid one year and Standard First Aid is valid three years. When class is held in two sessions, attendance is required at both sessions to receive certification. For more information or to register please contact Elizabeth Lopez, (203) 787-6721.

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In order to protect the health of patients, visitors and staff during the current H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) outbreak, the Hospital of Saint Raphael is asking those with any symptoms of respiratory illness to refrain from visiting patients at the hospital at this time. Symptoms of respiratory illness include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, runny nose or body aches. Children under 12 years old will also not be allowed to visit patients, including newborn siblings, until further

The North Haven Citizen Friday, June 19, 2009 notice. These visitor restrictions have been implemented in accordance with CDC guidelines and are intended to protect patients, other visitors and staff during the flu outbreak. All visitors are reminded to cover their noses and mouths with a tissue every time they cough or sneeze. In addition, visitors are urged to clean their hands thoroughly and often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Cancer prevention study The American Cancer Society will be signing up volunteers for its Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) at the Hamden/North Haven Relay for Life on Saturday, June 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden. The study will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, and will further efforts to elimi-

“Independent patient surveys rank our radiation oncology department #1 in the nation.”

nate cancer as a major health concern for future generations. Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65, must never have been diagnosed with cancer, and must be willing to make a longterm commitment to the study, which simply means filling out follow-up surveys at their home periodically. Individuals will be asked to complete a brief written survey, provide a waist measurement, and give a small blood sample at the Relay enrollment site, in addition to completing a baseline survey at their home. Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s. Those studies confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, showed that obesity increases the risk of several cancers, and linked aspirin use to a lower death rate from colon cancer. The current study, CPS-II, began in 1982 and is still ongoing, but changes in lifestyle and in the understanding of cancer in the more than two decades since its launch make it important to begin a new cohort. For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit, e-mail cps3@cancer org, or call tollfree 1 (888) 604-5888. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS2345 or visit

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Vantage Continued from page 6

made by former programs. However, most important to the company’s success, Cramer reiterated, is Vantage’s size. “What makes this type of agency so effective is that Vantage will never be a large organization,” Cramer said. “We have a sense of attention to detail.” This stressed sense of detail, Cramer said, allows decisions to be made with a specific focus on the needs of the clients, and not the mechanisms of the company. “Whatever we do we do under the auspices for the clients,” Cramer said. “We make sure that that person is at the center of and involved with the planning system.” To better sharpen the com-

pany’s focus, Cramer went as far as to edit Vantage’s mission statement from a 36word run-on sentence to the 11-word “creating opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to achieve positive results.” To illustrate this, Cramer spoke of a recent case in which Vantage was able to better increase the standard of living for a client. The individual had been residing at a local state-run facility that contained a significant amount of occupants. “It was a highly regulated and restricted area and the individual was in a wheelchair,” Cramer said. “She wanted her own apartment. So we met with the state and developed a propos-

al to provide service and achieved a positive outcome.” The individual now lives in an apartment and receives specific Vantage services on a weekly basis, as opposed to remaining in a larger facility with a broader treatment program. Cramer also credits the abilities and altruism of Vantage’s staff with seeing the company through 25 successful years. “Vantage has some of the nicest people you would want to meet,” he said. Additionally, Vantage employs an 11-person board of directors made up of both local professionals as well as parents of the company’s

See Vantage, page 32

Bringing healthcare closer to home.

At Saint Raphael’s, expert patient care reaches beyond our hospital walls as we continue to offer services at convenient locations throughout the region. I In Hamden, state-of-the-art cancer care is our latest offering with the opening of the new Father Michael J. McGivney Cancer Center – Hamden Campus. Located at 2080 Whitney Ave., the center offers an array of services, including radiation therapy, easy access to physicians, and educational and support services for patients and their families. Also offered at the facility: I Occupational Health Plus, providing businesses with services including acute injury management, physicals/consultations, rehabilitation and more. 1113911

Burton Blatt and Fred Kaplan’s 1965 photographic essay “Christmas in Purgatory” detailed the shocking conditions of many East Coast centers, the black and white photos portraying an overstuffed-dungeon-like setting for many inpatients. The book estimated that these offending centers spent as little as $5 to $7 a day per inpatient. In 1966, Robert Kennedy began visiting many East Coast mental institutions in an attempt to secure housing for his mentally handicapped sister Rosemary. Kennedy ultimately denounced the conditions at many locations, going as far as to declare Willowbrook State School on Staten Island “not fit for even animals to live in.” In 1972, Geraldo Rivera revisited Willowbrook and found that the conditions had not been improved. Rivera’s findings set off an immediate government inquiry and won the reporter a Peabody Award. “All of these things led to the creation of communitybased service,” Cramer said. Community-based service continues to find success today as it teaches the mentally handicapped to perform necessary jobs in their local towns, as well as increases their independence in a social setting. A perfect example of this is the residence located at 89 Maple Ave. in North Haven. Countless citizens drive by the property every day without suspecting that it may serve as more than it appears to be. From the outside, the property resembles any other single-family home in town, except for the bevy of cars congregating around its driveway. In fact, it represents the infancy of Vantage, as the company’s first group home, established in 1984. Inside the Maple Avenue property, a manager and two assistants care for six clients of varying capabilities. A spacious living room contains several plush couches and chairs which funnel toward a large screen television. A client snoozes on one of these chairs, curled up in a ball and exhausted from his day job. DVD box sets of old television shows collect hap-

hazardly around the television stand. The kitchen is clean and an assistant cooks a pot of ground hamburger meat while another client looks on. The dining room is illuminated by tall windows which give way to the groomed backyard. Handicap ramps run throughout the premises. Vantage’s Maple Avenue property stands as a far cry from the shameful circumstances bestowed upon similar occupants only 40 years ago. Cramer said that Vantage’s sense of the present as compared to the past– he was able to recite the history of mentally handicapped care Connecticut off the top of his head – helps the company from repeating the mistakes

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Students of the Month for North Haven Middle School April 2009

Top row (left to right), Gabby Benedetto, Vincent Cretella, Patrick Mikos, Nick Marinuzzi, and Marrissa Hackett. Front row (left to right), Amanda Royka, Julia Pascale, Julia Hoffman, Hannah Kleffke, and Linda Khamphouy.


Is your child entering kindergarten at Green Acres in fall 2009? I am a North Haven mom starting a playgroup for all children entering kindergarten at Green Acres in fall 2009. Meeting new friends is a

great way to ease the transition into a new school. All playdates will be held at safe public places (library, parks). So come join the fun and meet some new friends. Simply e-mail me at m to participate.

St. Therese Nursery School REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL OF 2009 ENROLLMENT For More Info, Please Contact Michele Adinolfi-Lucibello, Director

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(203) 234-9971

Graduates Cornell University Christopher Belfit Duni, of North Haven, received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and labor relations during commencement ceremonies, May 24, at Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y. University of Rhode Island Narendra Sharma, of North Haven, received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at the University of Rhode Island’s commencement exercises on May 16 to 17. Keene State College Rebecca Klein, of North Haven, received a Bachelor of Arts degree during commencement ceremonies held May 9, at Keene State College, Keene, N.H.

Dean’s list Roger Williams University Victoria Page and George Schork, both of North Haven, were named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I., for the fall 2008 semester. Page is majoring in theater. Schork is majoring in engineering. Michael R. Freda, of North Haven, was recently named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I., for the spring semester. He is a business management major. Babson College Fanyu Meng, of North Haven, was named to the dean’s list at Babson College, Wellesley, Mass., for the fall 2008 semester. Keene State College Keene State College, Keene, N.H., announced the names of North Haven stu-

The North Haven Citizen Friday, June 19, 2009 dents named to the spring dean’s list: Andrew Joseph Abeleira, Paul Michael Bromwich, Jill Kathleen Gormley, Lia Louise Moreggi, Jason M. Pasquariello. University of Connecticut The following students from North Haven were named to the spring 2009 dean’s list at the University of Connecticut in Storrs: Christine Elizabeth Aveni, Stephen David Bendel, Fabian Dario Betancourt, Laura Marie Byrne, Chelsea Leah Cichocki, Joseph Andrew Cichocki, Shannon Ruth Cohane, Matthew David D’Errico, Melissa Marie DePaola, Lyla M. Eljizi, Michael James Grillo, James Edward Heenan, Riley Eileen Jacko, Brian Joseph Kelly, Craig Stephen Lawrence, Jessica Lynn LeMere, Kenneth E. Lupi Jr., Paul Vincent Marando, Laura Denise Merwin, Tim Xu Ning, Priya Prakash Patel, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Nina Marie Sacco, Kelly Lynn Shea, Kelly Lynn Shea, Lindsay Ann Spose, Jillian Sara Zabrocky. Southern Connecticut State University The following students from North Haven were named to the spring 2009 dean’s list at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven: Dayna Michele Bailey, Nicholas Albert Barone, Aqsah Farooq Beig, Michael J. Cavadini, Michelle Laura Cole, Bianca Lee DelPrete, Kayla Rose Esposito, Carrie Lisa Flanagan, Danielle L. Kaika, Lisa Marie Kieslich, Mallorie Laura Kluth, Jaime L. Lorusso, Stephanie M. Mel, Kayla E. Mezick, Leah F. Mezick, Kimberly L. Mignosa, Laura K. Miller, Lauren Danielle O’Brien, Lydia Cat Olson Friedlander, Lucia Panico, Dana Chan-

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ACES names new principal

Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) announces the appointment of Carol Bunk as principal at its ACES Village School in North Haven, effective July 1, 2009. Ms. Bunk, a Seymour resident, has been with ACES since 1983 serving in a variety of special education programs for the agency. For the past three years she has been the assistant principal at ACES Village School. Ms. Bunk received her bachelor and master’s degrees and a sixth year certificate in educational leadership from Southern Connecticut State University.

Language exams recognition

Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, notified students of awards for performance on French and Spanish national language exams. From North Haven are: Emilio D’Albero won a bronze medal at the 28th World Language Poetry Recitation Contest sponsored by Colt in which more than 90 schools throughout Connecticut participated. Abigail Kamp won a Gold Medal placement in Advanced Placement Spanish.

Big Y scholarships

The following North Haven residents were recipients of 2009 Big Y scholarships; Min Young Song received the Gerald and Paul D’Amour Founders’ Fellowship for Academic Excellence scholarship. Fiona Wood received the Paul H. D’Amour Fellowship for Academic Excellence scholarship.


The North Haven Citizen Friday, June 19, 2009



U19 girls are 2009 Connecticut Cup Champions Photo by Lisa Tabak

The North Haven Soccer Club U19 girls competition team took a 3-1 win over Enfield at Curtiss Park in Simsbury to become the 2009 state champions on June 13. The girls’ road to the cup included winning against Old Greenwich 3-0, Suffield 2-0, Wallingford 3-1 and then Enfield. Pictured with the cup are: first row: Samantha Cristante, Kerby Shanley, Alyssa Migliorini, Emily York, Lindsay Hewitt, and Molly Gambardella; second row: Shabnam Elahi, Samantha Tabak, Sarah McGovern, Rebecca Tabak, Melissa Mastriano, and Jaclyn Ranciato; third row: coach RJ Nataro, Ralph Sanzari, Chelsea Marks, Maria Sanzari, Cait Shaw, Jess Broadbent, and coach Mike Dickerson. Not pictured is coach Fred Fiondella.

Community Services and Recreation activities The Summer Brochure is available at the Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Ave. Pick one up.

Aquatic programs Children’s lessons Saturday classes — June 27 to July 25. (Make-up Aug. 1, 15, 22). No class July 4. $40. Session I — Monday to Friday, June 29 to July 7, six classes, (make up July 8, 9). No class July 3. $60. Session II — Monday to Friday, July 10 to July 17, six classes, (make up July 20, 21), $60. Session III — Monday to Friday, July 22 to July 29, six classes, (make up July 30, 31), $60.

Youth programs Playgrounds Preschool — Little Rec’ers, ages 3 to 5, June 29 to July 31, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St. No Little Rec’ers

on Friday, July 3. Week 1: $80; weeks 2, 3, 4, 5: $100 per week. Montowese, Clintonville, and Ridge Road Schools — Ages 6 to 12, June 29 to July 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No program on Friday, July 3. The fee is $50. The program is run on a drop-in basis. A health/waiver from must be completed and returned with registration. Playground trips Game Show Mania — Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Recreation Center. $14. Campers will team up and compete against each other. Chris Poulos — Tuesday, July 7, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Recreation Center. $14. Chris Poulos, a bicycle stunt champion, will present workshop on bullying. Peabody Museum — Wednesday, July 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Peabody Museum in New Haven. $14. Club Kids — Wednesday, July 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Club Kids, 117 Washington Ave., $14. Arcade games, motorized cars, rock climbing wall, and more. Eight tokens given. Bring

more money if wanted. Snacks available for extra fee. Duckpin bowling — Wednesday, July 29, noon to 3 p.m., Duckpin Bowling, Johnson Lanes, Hamden. $14. Bring bagged lunch to eat before trip. Snacks available for extra fee. Field trips must be paid for by 2:30 p.m. the day before each scheduled trip or until filled. Summer Day Camp For ages 6 to 12 years, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Recreation Center. Each child must be signed in daily. Theme weeks include: Animal Week, Sport Week, Talent Week, Shazaam Week, and Next American Idol Week. Health/waiver form must be returned with registration. Week 1 — June 29 to July 2 (no camp on Friday, July 3). $100 Week 2 — July 6 to July 10, $125. Week 3 — July 13 to July 17, $125. Week 4 — July 20 to July 24, $125. Week 5 — July 27 to July 31, $125.

Other programs in summer brochure Fun Sportz American Summer Camp, Aug. 3 to 7 Dog training offered. See brochure for dates and times

Bus trips Whale Watch, Saturday, July 11 Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays, Friday to Sunday, July 1 to 19. Providence Waterfire, Saturday, Aug. 8 New York Yankees at Blue Jays, Friday to Sunday, Sept. 4 to 6 Boston Red sox at Baltimore Orioles, Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 19 to 20 Baseball Hall of Fame, Saturday, Sept. 26 Fall foliage in New Hampshire, Saturday, Oct. 3 Day on your own in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 17 Salem, Saturday, Oct. 24 Pennsylvania Holiday Shopping, Friday to Sunday, Nov. 6 to 8 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26

Irish Road Race

The seventh annual Connecticut Irish Festival road race, kids fun runs, and fitness walk will be held on Saturday, June 27, at the North Haven Fair Grounds. The proceeds from these events will benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The times for the events are 10:30 a.m. for the kids fun runs; 11 a.m. for the 5k road race and fitness walk. The entry fees for pre-registration through Tuesday, June 23, are $17 for the 5k road race, $10 for the fitness walk, and $6 for the fun runs. Race day registration fees are $22 for the 5k race, $12 for the fitness walk, and $8 for the fun runs. Tshirts are all pre-registered through June 23 and are available on race day. Trophies will be awarded in all categories. Online registration at For information, contact race director, Joe Riccio at (203) 481-7453, or race coordinator, John O’Donovan at (203) 281-3563,



The North Haven Citizen Friday, June 19, 2009

Soccer scholarship winners

Laurel View women’s golf

Golf and Tennis Open

The Laurel View 18 hole Women’s’ Golf League is accepting new, experienced golfers for the upcoming season. Ladies Day is Tuesday with tee times beginning at approximately 8 a.m. Please call the Laurel View Country Pro Shop at (203) 287-2656 for further information.

The 18th annual Friends of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Golf and Tennis Open will take place on Monday, July 20, at the Farms Country Club in Wallingford. Registration for golf begins at 11 a.m. An evening program including cocktails, dinner and an auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 for golf; $140 for tennis, and $80 for cocktails and dinner only. Proceeds from this year’s Open will help fund the purchase of special equipment for the new Pediatric Specialty Center at One Long Wharf offering physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services for children of all ages. For additional information or to register for golf, tennis or to attend the dinner, please contact Jessica Scheps in the Yale-New Haven Hospital office of development at (203) 688-8727 or

Tennis Ladder League

Photo by Lisa Tabak

On Saturday, June 13, the winners of the 2009 North Haven Soccer Club scholarships were announced at the club’s parents and coaches soccer night festivities at Memorial Field. Pictured above are Sheryl Holle, director of girls, Rebecca Tabak and Zoli Kanyo, both scholarship recipients, and Mark Franco, director of boys.

The Hamden Tennis Ladder League is still accepting applicants and will do so until mid June. Practice matches take place every Thursday evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mix Avenue courts. The league is open to Hamden residents and residents from all other towns. There are no fees to participate. All adults, 21 and older, male and female, are welcome. For further information please call John C. at (203) 562-4674.



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The North Haven Youth Lacrosse U13 team took on Guilford recently. Top, goaltender Zack O’Dell deflected a shot on goal as defender Nick Amodio looks on. Above, a North Haven attempt goes over the goal.


Friday, June 19, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Plan some fun in the sun Fireworks displays

Masonicare’s summer concert series

Beginning on Thursday evening, June 18, and on every Thursday evening through August from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy wonderful musical performances given by many of the area’s most popular bands. In addition to free parking on site, the grounds will be available for picnics from 5 to 6:30 p.m. In the event of rain, or if it appears rain is imminent concerts may be cancelled. In those instances, call (203) 679-5900 for information. Concert schedule June 18: Season opener, Vinnie Carr and the Party Band June 25: Clam Diggers (The sounds of Dixie) July 2: Stardust Dance Band (Golden Oldies) July 9: Mystery Tour (The Complete Beatles) July 16: Tuxedo Junction (Sounds of Jazz) July 23: Atwood Express (Oldies Band) July 30: Eddie Foreman Orchestra (for Polish music lovers) Aug. 6: The Sunshine Road Band – Children’s Fun Night (begins at 6 p.m.) Aug. 13: Redstone Ridge Blue Grass Band Aug. 20: Eight to the Bar (Jazz Band) Aug. 27: Season Finale: Swing for Jazz Quintet

Spring Glen Farmers’ Market

The Spring Glen Farmers’ Market opens Tuesday, June 23, from 3 to 6 pm. Located on the grounds of Spring Glen Church, UCC, 1825 Whitney Ave., Hamden. At least 10 vendors from last year are returning for another season, joined by three new vendors from Cheshire and North Haven. The market

Trail, James Velvet, and Joe Flood, among others. For more information, visit the church’s Web site at

Music Under the Stars concerts The North Haven Department of Community Services and Recreation, in conjunction with the North Haven business community, presents a series of free outdoor concerts for the enjoyment of town residents. All concerts will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on the Town Green, unless otherwise noted. Parking is available at the Town Hall Annex and Town Pool lots. Cancellation/site change policy: Please assume the concert will be on the Green, no matter what the weather. If you become concerned about the weather, you should call the Recreation Center info-line, (203) 2342535 after 5 p.m. If the recording under the “special events/trips” says “there are no cancellations or changes,” then you should assume the concert is on the Green regardless of the weather. If the concert is moved to the high school, the info-line will clearly give you that information. Please be advised, there is limited seating at the high school. Seating is on a first-come, firstserve basis. Food and beverage (including water) will not be allowed in the high school. June 30: Vinnie Carr and the Party Band, pop sound July 7: Big Shot, Billy Joel Tribute, pop sound July 14: Souled Out, Motown July 21: Solitary Man, tribute to Neil Diamond, pop sound July 28: Disco Inferno, 70’s to 80’s Aug. 4: The Bernadettes, pop/rock/soul Aug. 11: The Classics, 50’s to 60’s

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Hamden – Friday, June 26 Hamden’s Volunteer Firefighters fireworks display will take place at the Town Center Park. DJ entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9:20 p.m. Branford – Saturday, June 27 Branford’s fireworks display is part of the town’s annual Branford Festival. The fireworks will be held at Branford Point. Rain date is Sunday, June 28. Shuttle bus service is available beginning at 5 p.m. from Branford High School and will be continuous throughout the event. East Haven – Sunday, June 28 An all day beach party will be held at the East Haven town beach beginning at noon. Four bands will provide entertainment throughout the day, and fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Rain date is Monday, June 29. Middletown – Thursday, July 2 The Fireworks Festival at Riverview Plaza and the City Hall lawn begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 10:30 p.m. Wallingford – Friday, July 3 The fireworks display will be at the James H. Moran Middle School Milford – Friday, July 3 The Westfield Connecticut Post Mall is hosting a fireworks festival from 4 to 10 p.m. at the top level of the green parking deck, near Cinema de Lux. Admission is free. The event will feature a live concert featuring The Landsharks, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. For more information call (203) 878-6837. Meriden – Saturday, July 4 The Westfield Meriden Mall is hosting a fireworks festival at the top level of the Sears parking garage from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $1 per person and a portion of the proceeds will go to the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford. The 20-minute fireworks display will launch at 9:15 p.m. New Haven – Saturday, July 4 Fireworks Under the Stars will be held at Long Wharf Park, Canal Dock Road and Long Wharf Drive at 7 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 5. For more information call (203) 9467172.

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against Gomez when they denied her the secretary position and “unilaterally excluded” her from the hiring process so that the position could be filled by an outside applicant. The complaint states that Gomez was then made aware that the clerk position had been granted to Dan Riccio, a rehire. The complaint claims that “Gerardo Sorkin and First Selectman McCarty knew and were aware that a promise had been made to [Gomez] and that both positions had been offered to [Gomez] and further knew that [Gomez] had accepted the secretary position.” When reached, Sorkin declined to comment. The complaint claims that McCarty then promised Gomez the position of senior clerk of the finance department. Afterwards, the complaint alleges, the job description of the position was re-written and “approved by First Selectman McCarty,” including an increase in the number of years of experience needed, which would disqualify Gomez from the position. The complaint alleges that Gomez asked McCarty in April if she was still going to receive the position

despite the changes, to which the First Selectman replied she would. The complaint further alleges that in early May, McCarty told Gomez that the finance position was no longer available, and that Gomez requested an explanation from the finance department, and was denied. The complaint also specified alleged motivations behind Gomez’s hiring and removal. The complaint alleges that upon her hiring in March 2008, Gomez was told by McCarty that she got the position because she was “a minority.” The complaint further alleges that after her hiring, Gomez learned that it was a campaign year and that she was employed by McCarty due to her “African American race strictly for political gain.” Additionally, the complaint alleges that McCarty stated “the North Haven Town Hall did not need another ‘white face here.’” The complaint alleges that around Jan. 16, 2009, Gomez was informed by McCarty that her position of executive assistant was “‘not working out’” - the complaint further alleges that Gomez was “advised that it had nothing to do with [her] work ethic or ability to perform the job.” When reached for comment, McCarty stated that Gomez had not met expectations re-

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mented timesheets and telephone call logs; that McCarty instructed the other assistant to have Gomez share all her files with her while Gomez is blocked from the assistant and McCarty’s files; that McCarty had computers removed from the office, and that on May 20, Gomez found her name plate turned upside down and hidden from view on her desk. The retaliation allegations also include that on May 21, Gomez was required to work in a small store room which is “labeled and known as a danger area.” The complaint claims that Gomez was to move heavy files stacked over her head and beyond her reach, and that Gomez was “denied the use of a stable ladder” and had to use “a small stool” while moving the boxes. The complaint also reiterates allegations from the original letter of complaint sent by Axelrod. The complaint identifies the recipients of the two jobs allegedly promised to Gomez as “Caucasian” and claims that “both positions offered and promised by First Selectman McCarty were discriminatorily given to Caucasian individuals.” The complaint also alleges Ms. McCarty did not want to terminate a minority without cause because “it would shed a bad light upon Ms.

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garding the assistant’s ability to write press releases and other materials for the First Selectman’s Office. The complaint also claims that because Gomez had gone out to dinner with “a coworker who was a Republican,” the assistant was advised that she “was not a good fit for continued employment with Ms. McCarty.” The letter also alleges that McCarty told Gomez that she could resign if she was unhappy, as the First Selectman did not want Gomez “to feel as if [she] had to stay.” The complaint also delves into alleged retaliation faced by Gomez after her attorney’s original letter of complaint was received by Town Hall last month. The retaliation allegations include that town employees are now directed to enter the back of McCarty’s office as to avoid contact with Gomez; that McCarty’s meetings are now held behind closed doors; that Gomez’s assignments are now directed to the other executive assistant; that the assignments are then written down on a piece of paper and handed to Gomez by the other assistant; that McCarty has been completely ignoring Gomez; that Gomez was excluded from a birthday celebration within Town Hall; that McCarty had recently imple-

The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut is offering a free service to help seniors and individuals with disabilities make the switch to Digital Television (that took place on June 12) simple and successful. Although there has been a lot of publicity concerning the switch to digital, there has been a lack of free, hands on personal assistance to help people make the change, until now. Here is a list of what the Agency on Aging can assist you with: Assess the need for a converter box. This can be done over the phone or in person. Assist in obtaining a $40 coupon off the price of the converter box (Please note there is a maximum of two coupons per household). Arrange for pick-up and delivery of the converter box. Arrange for a trained volunteer to visit the residence and install the converter box. Train the user how to properly utilize the new technology. Follow up with any problems that may occur. For more information or to schedule the installation of a digital converter box, call Tom Davis, Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, Elderly Information Specialist, at (203) 785-8533 or e-mail,

McCarty during an election year.” The CHRO complaint was filed last month and took several weeks to arrive. Since then, Gomez has been moved to a desk in the library. “She has no phone, no computer, and just sits there,” said Micah Notz, senior paralegal for Axelrod and Associates. McCarty said that Gomez is “doing special work” for the First Selectman’s Office in the library, including drafting a press release on the senior center. The complaint states that Gomez will lose town employment on July 1. Town Hall has 30 days to respond to the complaint. The CHRO will then weigh the complaint and the response to decide if the matter merits investigation.

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here,” Brozek said. “It’s an excellent school system. However, the tax payers are paying for the school system.” Although it is impossible to accurately quantify the cost saved by removing outof-town children, Brozek pointed out that North Haven’s average individual pupil expenditure is $10,500 a year. “If you look at it that way, it’s a lot of money,” Brozek said. “Plus, class sizes are impacted. There’s a big difference between a 25 and 29 person class.” One problem revealing itself in the re-registration

process is that students, families, and even teachers are keeping mum on students they suspect, or know, to be non-residents. “I recall one incident in the past where everybody but us seemed to know when some kids clearly didn’t belong there,” said John Lambert, chairman of the Board of Education, on the subject at the June 11 meeting. “Some people think they’re protecting a child,” Brozek said. The assistant superintendent has invited the public to contact her offices if they believe a student to be a nonresident, adding that several

have already done so. “We have had a couple frivolous reports, but for the most part, they’ve been right,” Brozek said. Students determined through this means to be nonresidents have the opportunity to remain in class through the end of year, Lambert said. Additionally, Lambert said that high school juniors may return for their senior year if they moved the year before their graduation.

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typically driven to a bus stop or a school itself. In order to pass as North Haven residents, Brozek said, the parents of these students will file their kids under the addresses of relatives in town, most commonly grandparents. “Last year there was an out-placed special ed student,” Brozek said. “The parents were driving the student from another town to catch a van in North Haven, and they were trying to give the address of a home belonging

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Happy Father’s Day to the Best Pop in the world. We love you. God bless you always. Love You Lots, Ashley and Jenna XOXO

Thank you for being the very best Daddy we could ever ask for. You’re dedicated, fun and loving. We love our time with you. Thanks for always making us the most important part of your life. Some of our best memories are playing circus, bath time, our silly rough times, gardening and of course, picking our strawberries.

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bara Vitelli, of West Haven; and two grandchildren, David Hacku, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jennifer Popolizio, of Branford. She was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Riggott; three sisters, Frances Durkin, Edna Prunier, and Margaret Towers; and two brothers, Edward and William Sanford. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Church. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery. The Torello-Iacobucci Washington Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., North Haven, CT, 06473, or to the American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, CT 06457.

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with me,” he ranted. When he tried to grab my arm, David pushed him away. All three of us went in and the dining hall was empty except for Grace who appeared to be sitting by the fireplace. I called out to her but she did not answer me. As we got closer, I shook her shoulders and she slumped forward. We saw blood coming out of her nose and she was clutching my doll in her hand. To be continued…


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TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Notice is hereby given that the Inland Wetlands Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at 7:00 P.M., at the Mildred A. Wakeley Community and Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street in Room #2 to consider the following application. A copy of this notice is filed in the Town Clerk's Office. 1. #I09-03 Application of Kerstin Rigi, Applicant and Owner, relative to 320 Kings Highway, (Maps 99 & 98, Lot 1), seeking Subdivision Referral. Plan Entitled: Resubdivision Map of Anderson Sunnyside Farm, 320 Kings Highway, North Haven, Connecticut, Prepared by Conklin & Soroka, Inc., Dated 3/25/09. Scale 1" = 60'. R-40 Zoning District. 2. #I09-05 Application of Richard and Carmela Borelli, Applicants and Owners, relative to 30 Todd Drive, (Map 102, Lot 19), seeking Permit To Conduct Regulated Activity. Plan Entitled: Site Plan, 30 Todd Drive, North Haven, CT, 06473, Prepared by Martinez Couch & Associates, LLC. Dated 5/11/09. Scale 1" = 10'. R-40 Zoning District. Ronald Penton, Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE NORTH HAVEN 2009 Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle Tax Bills (Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 12-145) The first installment of Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the Town of North Haven on the Grand List of October 1, 2008, is due and payable July 1, 2009 through August 3, 2009. Motor vehicle taxes are due in full July 1, 2009 through August 3, 2009. This bill is issued pursuant to CGS 12-7 for motor vehicles registered after October 1, 2008 and before August 1, 2009. Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax (CGS 12-130). After August 3, 2009, interest will accrue at the rate of 1½ % per month or fraction thereof, or 18% per year, on all unpaid taxes due in July on the 2008 Grand List and will be computed from July 1, 2009. Each addition of interest shall become due and collectable and shall be figured on the original amount of tax. Interest cannot be waived. If back taxes are due, payments will be applied to the oldest outstanding bill; interest will be paid first (CGS 12-144b). On each tax bill that becomes delinquent, a minimum interest charge of $2.00 will be collected (CGS 12-146). All delinquent motor vehicle taxes requiring a release for motor vehicle registration must be paid by cash, certified check or money order. The Tax Collector's Office in Memorial Town Hall is open from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, with the exception of legal holidays. Payments may be mailed to the Tax Office, P.O. Box 900, Hartford, CT 06143-0900. If a receipt is desired, a selfaddressed stamped envelope must accompany payment. Dated at North Haven, CT this 15th day of June, 2009 ALAN J. STURTZ Town Clerk/Tax Collector LOST & FOUND

LOST & FOUND LOST- Digital camera. Possibly at Percival Field, Kensington. REWARD Offered. Please call (860) 828-8559


LOST & FOUND LOST- Gold ring with blue stone. Vic. of Stop & Shop on Broad St, Meriden. Please call if found (860) 301-2114

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LOST CAT Female domestic shorthair. Grey/white with green eyes. Lost in the area of Thomas Hooker School, Meriden. on Friday, June 5th. Very friendly. Goes by the name Gracie. Call 203317-0473 Day or night.

LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. Reward if returned. Call (203) 440-1551


DONATIONS NEEDED Lord & Loizou, LLC Christian Substance Abuse Recovery Homes in Meriden is opening up a new home. Donations are needed to help fill up home. Beds, linens, knickknacks, fridge, stove, silverware, etc. Please call (203) 235-8685 We’ll pick up!

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FOR SALE AT BEST OFFER SUZUKI GS 450T Motorcycle 1981 FORD Thunderbird 1969 COLUMBIAN Celebrity 16’ Boat 1965 Call Val (203) 634-0077 FORD Taurus 1999 Loaded, very good cond. $1750. SATURN 4 door 2002. 77k. Runs great! $3350. PLYMOUTH Sundance 1991 58k $1650. ( 203) 213-1142 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111 SATURN SL2 2002 Automatic, 4 door. Excellent condition, runs great. Well maintained. Incredibly clean inside. 96k miles. $4,200 or best offer. Call 203-265-0137


VW JETTA 1998 GL, 4 dr, 5 spd, 2.0L engine, red w/black int, runs well, $1600 takes it! Call (203) 634-7879

TRUCKS & VANS CHEVROLET HHR 2006 wagon. 4-cyl. 5-spd. manual. Red w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. New brakes. Well maintained. 84,500 mostly highway miles Excellent condition. Garage kept. Minor scratches. $6,500 860 573-2434 CHEVY Impala 2001, New transmission and other new parts, runs good. $2700. Call for info 203-317-7181 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS EXT 2005 Silver, 48,000 miles, CD player, 4 wheel drive. Runs great. Auto, air conditioning, sunroof. Very clean. $9,750. Call 203-631-8449 DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254.

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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!

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CHEVROLET Venture mini-van 2001. High mileage. Runs very well. Reliable. Good brakes. Good battery. Needs some mechanical work. $1,200 or best offer. Call Mike (203) 269-4929. FREE-Dodge Caravan seats. (2) captains, (1) bench. Call 203238-4748



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HONDA Shadow Areo 2005 Cruiser. 750 V-twin. Blue & Black, High flow air filter. Saddlebags. Windshield. Adult driven. Less than 4500 miles Showroom. $ 4,900 (860) 349-0521 or 727-288-7352

AUTO PARTS NISSAN Exterra SE 2002 - V6, 3.3L, AT, AC, alloy rims, running boards, remote starter, CD player. Excellent condition. $6000. Call 860-209-2739

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‘01 HARLEY Road King Classic under 12K miles, org. owner, Stage 2 1550cc. Extras! Mint! $13,750. Call 860-508-3268 GO KART 6 Years old. Runs good. $100. For more info call (203) 686-0552

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CHEVY 350 Chrome Valve Covers $100 (203)464-9085 CHEVY 350 Truck Headers $80 (203) 464-9087

“Employment” section of the Marketplace. Browse dozens of new listings every week. Find jobs in your own area of expertise or set out on a new career path. You’ll also find information about area employment agencies and career management centers, whose services can simplify your job search.

97 PLY Breeze 14” spare tire donut. Never used $15. Call 203-631-0316

HARLEY side pipes and mufflers, fits Evo. $100 203-284 8890

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHRS Road King Cstm 2005 Blk Pearl, Rineharts, loaded, mint, over $7000. extras. Asking $16500. 203-537-6202, Jim YAMAHA DIRT/trail. TTR 125LE 2006 - Elec Start garage kept low miles/hours - excellent condition - 3 “standard” performance mods - JDjetting kit, airbox & muffler $2,200 obo 860-518-6963

TIRES (5) P185 75 R14, 3 less than 2000 miles. On GM 5 lug rims. Steve (203) 440-0288 $195. TIRES 2 NEW Firestone P195 /75R14 Mtd&Bal on GM midsize car rims. $75 (203) 269-8610 WEATHERTECH CargoLiner Excellent Condition. $95. Call (203) 265-5321

PETS & LIVESTOCK BLACK RABBIT 9 months old. Includes cage. $100. (203) 440-0488


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 19, 2009 FURNITURE & APPLIANCES REFRIGERATOR, white, $50. Glasstop electric stove, $50. Call 203-379-0025 SOLID oak entertainment center Excellent condition. Org. $600. Asking $300 or best offer. Call 203-237-6497 SONY 32” TV Trinitron XBR w/PIP in cabinet 36x21x43 nice $95. Call 203.238.7753


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

DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

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


203-494-1526 One Man’s Junk REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.


AERO BED Cozy Top Queen. New, never used. $99.99 Firm 203-238-7276 BURIAL PLOT in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. Section 26, Lot 24. 2 plot grave. Current value - $1500, will sell for $1200. Call (203) 235-6789 COMPUTER GAMES Prison Tycoon 3 & 4. $20 for both. 203 284 9255 CRAFTSMAN 16” scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841. 1117050

DOONEY & Bourke vintage bag: $50 each Call 203-213-5193

FREE ESTIMATES Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106

DUMPSTERS JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817


FILL, TOPSOIL & TRUCKING AVAILABLE. Call 860-346-3226 FOUR Large, beautiful glass bowls. Varied designs. $25 for all. Storage Bins with covers. Varied sizes. Twelve. Good shape. $3 each. (203) 440-3919 FP SMART Bounce & Spin Pony, like new, $20, 203-294-1220 11am-8pm GEORGE FOREMAN GRILL. NEW. NEVER OPENED. $20. CALL 203-2657186

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Beagles, Boxers, Poodles & Cockapoos, Chiapoos, Shi-poos. Chihuahuas, Mini Bulldogs, Rotts, Yorkie. $350+ 860930-4001. EXTRA LARGE Dog cage. 2 doors. Removable tray. $70 or BO. (203) 634-6604 FREE to good home. 2 kittens, 1 male, 1 female. 8 weeks, longhaired grey tiger striped. Call 203-715-3455 LAB PUPPIES. Yellow, Chocolate & Black, AKC, raised with children. Ready June 22, $700. Call (203) 631-9386 LOST-6/11/09. Black kitten, 4 months old. Vicinity of Bailey Ave & Hanover St, Yalesville. Call 203-265-0249 PLAY Top Wrought Iron Bird Cage Overall Dimensions: 24W x 22D x 60H, sand color, like new. Org $250, on sale $150 203-686-1402 POMERANIAN Puppy, female. 9 weeks old. Vet checked. Registered. $1,000 or best offer. (203) 284-9395


CRAFTSMAN GARDEN TRACTOR 26HP, 54” cut, auto. transmission. Electric start. Bucket loader. Grader. Much more! 1 yr old. Paid over $5000. Make an offer. Call (203) 237-0646

LAWN & GARDEN WHEELHORSE Garden tractor— 1964 model 1054, 10 HP. New tires & seat. Mower deck runs great. Snow plow - chains. $1000 obo. (203) 294-0038

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS STARRETT T230XRL Micrometer. Like new. $75. Call (203) 269-6265

FIG TREES Excellent specimens. 4-5 feet tall. Several varieties . Will fruit this season. $40 ea. Wallingford 203-804-0947 HOSTAS, $3.50/pot, 2 plants per pot. Call 860-621-2928, leave message. KUBOTA garden tractor-1989 model B5200, 4WD, 3PT hitch, front loader. $5,000 obo. (203) 294-0038 RIDING mower MTD 12HP 38” cut 7 speed. Great for parts. $125. Call 203-237-5033


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES COMBO Microwave, hood vent, light, w/mounts, over the stove. $50. (203) 630-1866 CRIB-Sturdy light wood $40. Call (203)915-4039 DREXEL Heritage Sofa- excellent condition, floral pattern $950.00. Call 203.248.5982 FULL SIZE Baby’s Crib. Oak-with mattress. $75 203-500-2946

Genuine Disney 2 AIR CONDITIONERS- $50 each. 5000 BTU. (203) 237-9235 2 BURNER Commercial Coffee Brewers. $50. Call 203-2358374 Ask for Wayne. 4 PIECE Modular computer desk. Made of natural wood and veneers. Keyboard and locking drawer. Asking $60. 203-235-2784. AIR CONDITIONER- 1st $50. (203) 238-3774

40” Plush Mickey & Minnie $60 for set. Call (203) 715-8537 HOME OFFICE U shaped Executive Desk and Hutch. Made by HON Natural Maple laminate. New over $5000. Older but great condition. Bargain at $500. OBO. 203-671-6979 MAPLE TOY CHEST 1950’S $40 860-426-1214

GRILL: Electric outdoor grill. Nice for condo/porch. $60 860828-3251.

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. PATIO furniture glider & lounge plus more from (porch & patio) Never outside. $275. Call 203634—0765 after 4pm RECORDS 33LP Frank Sinatra original. All 1953-1962 in original jackets. $2.00 each. Call John (203) 265-5770 SCOOTER 3ft high 3ft wide blue, brand Torker $50. Call 203-639-0587 SHEETS Twin size. Never opened. $8.00. 203-237-8004 STANLEY Steel Door (Used) 32x80. Free. Call 860-621-3269 STORM DOOR 36x80, brown triple track. New in box $75. 860-628-8811 WOODEN Cabinet 24” wide, 38” High, 21” Deep. $10. Call after 4pm. (203) 235-6990

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


15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. Home, Business or Job Site We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360


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 DISCRIMINATION, DISABILITY RIGHTS & GENERAL LAW. There are Laws to Protect You in Case of Job Loss, a Child’s Need for School Services, or Other Cases of Discrimination. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford, 203-774-4925


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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

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




Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042


COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER trouble? My Computer Works your personal Help Desk. Fast, safe and secure help 24/7 Sign up now get 6 months free back up. Call 888-375-8686 COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Upgrades, installs, repairs & viruses fixed at your home. DMT Computer Services. 203599-1097. After 5 - 860-424-1177

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

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


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


HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118


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

GREAT PRICES! Full service landscaping & property maintenance. Irrigation srv avail. Call Presise Now


203-237-4124 an LLC co. Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

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


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


ALPHA Landscaping Exp’d in comm/res properties, lawn maintenance, landscape design. CT # 622825. 203- 265-0506 LAWN MOWING Full lawn maintenance, lawn repair, clean-ups more. H. J.’s Lawn Service. 203-213-6316


All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355

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

HOUSE CLEANING IF YOU NEED HELP CLEANING Your Home (or Office) Please Call Roberta at (203) 238-0566 (U.S. Citizen)

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Grass cutting, hedge trimming, full lawn maint. Top quality work. Ins’d. Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

Spring Clean-ups, mowing, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577

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

JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110

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


JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell 203-376-0355

MDV PAINTING, int/ext, custom painting at competitive prices. Mark (203) 269-8309. CT Reg #0622739

Empire Construction, LLC DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708

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

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Full service lawn care: Landscape design, pavers, retaining walls, planting, weeding flower beds, mulch, new lawns, lot clearing, yard cleanup. CT#619909 203-715-2301

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



JOE’S POOLS Installations, liner changes & repairs. CT#54932 Call 203-725-2555 or 860-280-7867

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


BENJAMIN BUILDERS LLC Payment plans & credit cards ROOFS, SIDING, WINDOWS, ADDT’S, KIT, BATHS, DECKS 203-671-7415 Ct Reg #622755


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

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. Quality Improvements, LLC YOUR SAFEST CHOICE. WE DO EVERYTHING! ROOF REPAIR PLUS WINDOW SPECIALS! NO PAY, 180 DAY Member BBB Ct Reg. #572776

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

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES

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

Call Dennis 203-630-0008

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75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

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


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



★★★★★★★★ BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT# 619909. Call Today. Call 203-715-2301 THE POWERWASHING KINGS Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000


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

Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

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


HALLMARK PAINTING Pressure Washing. Int/Ext Res & Comm. Fully Insured. CT REG HIC #0560720. 203-269-3369

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

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

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

Shamock Roofing


BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223


203-237-4124 an LLC co


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



ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Built. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460



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

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


Gonzalez Construction


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

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

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

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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ELECTRONICS 13-INCH Philips TV $25 Great condition. (203) 235-9092


We have 3,800 square feet of storage space available for short or long term rental. Centrally located in Meriden and convenient to all major highways. 12’ ceilings with heat and air conditioning. Tractor trailer access with a covered dock. 24 hour access, security camera for extra protection, office and bathroom. Plenty of parking. Call today for more information and tour.



1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

STEEL BUILDINGS RECESSION DISC. 18 x 21 Reg $6,279 Now $4,186 36x51 Reg $15,047 Now $10,031 105x105 Reg $87,362 Now $58,241 + Code Adj Erection Avail Source #11S Phone #860-237-4588 WWF Packaged Action Figures. Early 1990’s. 100’s to choose from including Undertaker, Stone Cold, British Bulldogs, The Rock and more. (203) 809-6875

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH CARDIO CRUISER -Body By Jake. rarely, if ever used. $75 or best offer. 203-687-9786 GOLF CLUBS W/BAG Junior, left handed. $50.00 265-3726 GOLF CLUBS- Practically brand new. 1 mo. old. Complete set Walter Hagen golf clubs & carrying case. Yellow & black. $150. (203) 630-1161 NASCAR Race Tickets (4) June 28, Loudon, NH. Face value/$110 each. Turn 4, top two rows, Aisle Seats. Call 203-376-1007 PAIR OF SKIS. Boots and Poles included. $50. Call 203-4277237.

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 ROLLERBLADES Youth size 1-4, knee & wrist pads incl. $15. Call 203-639-0835 TREE STAND w/screw pegs $25 203-440-4368

SWORDS DAGGERS Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS “A” STYLE ladder for above ground pool. Used one season. Good Cond. $95. (203)639-8151 HAYWARD NAVIGATOR Automatic inground vinyl pool vac. New in the box w/instruction manual and video. $250. (860) 637-6566 STAINLESS Steel pool Deck Ladder. $75.00 Call 203-238-0106

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-3177891 A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-6183765 COMPUTER Monitor in good working condition $25. Call 203-886-8115 GLASS and metal “L” shaped computer desk $100 obo. (203) 686-0689

CASH PAID FOR ALL COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier. 203-530-8109

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE-4Rms, appls, 1 level, deck, garage. No pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1175/mo inclds heat. 203-393-1117

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 4BR, 1st flr, recently renovated, 2 full baths. $1275 + utils & sec. Avail. immediately. 230 West Main St. 203-938-3789

203-235-8431 ESTATE LIQUIDATIONS Pottery, oil paintings, clocks, jewelry, toys, silver, anything old. (203) 639-1002 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

HOUSES FOR RENT DURHAM House for rent, 1800 s.f. 4 bedroom, $1650.00 per month, good credit necessary, William Raveis Real Estate 860614-0666 Lori DURHAM Ranch, 3 bedrm, 2 bath, 1000 sq ft, 2 decks, 2 car garage, lrg private yard, scenic views. $1500 mth, 2 mths sec + util (all electr). No pets. 860.663.2566 8am-10am WLFD 3-4BR. 2 full baths. Hdwd flrs, WD hkup, DW. Nice loc., double driveway. No pets. 203- 284-2077 or 203-654-6190


MERIDEN STUDIO Appliances, Galley Kitchen. Tile and Carpet. Heat & hot water incl. $625/mo. Secure building. (203)317-9638 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath condo. $1200/mo. DW, w/d, fp, gar, open floor plan, storage. Amenities include pool & fitness center. No pets. (860) 716-7947 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $750. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868

WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse end unit. Beautiful area, yard. Granite counters, DW. WD hookup, garage, porch. No pets. $1100/mo + sec. (203) 631-6057

WALLINGFORD-North Main St. $100 per month + security. (203) 269-1426

WALLINGFORD 3BR, unfurnished. Large. 1-yr lease. Water included. Recently remodeled! Available now. $895. Call 203-430-2847

20’ X 45’ with electricity. Available July 1. 203-751-1977

MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street Studio $575. HT/HW included No pets. 860-246-0613

MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229

MERIDEN - Large 3 bedroom apartment. Available immediately. 127 Liberty St., 1st floor. No pets. Section 8 OK. 203-2691508.

MERIDEN- 2BR, 2nd flr, quiet, new paint, w/d hookup. $775/mo. + sec. No pets. Call (203) 284-9461

MERIDEN 1 & 2 ROOM EFFICIENCIES $450 & $550. Some include utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN- 2BR, large, ground floor apt. Refrig. & stove, w/d hookup. No pets, smoking or utilities. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req’d. Sec. & 1st mo. rent. $750/mo. 203-608-8348

MERIDEN 1 LG BR 4 Rms 3rd flr, Broad St. Newer kit & bath. Painted, new carpet, off st. parking, balcony. $650 + utils. Rob 203-639-9238

MERIDEN- 3BR, 2nd fl. Newer appliances. Off st. parking. $895 + utils. No pets. Sect 8 approved. Marc 203-815-8335

MERIDEN 2 bdrm. $725 lg bdrms. wshr/dr hkup, close dwntn. 860.834.2876 or 860.798.4665

Meriden 2 BR $750 Sm Studio-$525 Fully renovated, secure bldg. HW incl. New appls, on site laundromat & off st parking. Close to train station. Sec 8 Approved. Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd fl. Off street parking. No pets. $750/mo, plus 1 mo sec. Utils not incld. Credit check. Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN 2nd Floor. 2BR, 5 RMs. 45 S. Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hookup. No pets. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR, 2nd floor. Off street parking. No pets. $950 per month, plus 1 month securuity. Utils not included. Credit check. Call Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841


WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse Apt. LR/DR Combo. W/D Hookup. Deck. Sec Dep $925 Available July 1st 203-535-3487

MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, stove & refrig., new carpet. Nice Yard. No pets. $750/mo. Sec & ref. (860) 227-6363

MERIDEN 108 Maple St. 2 1/2 BR. 2nd flr, recent remodel, new appliances, washer/dryer hk up in base't. $900/mo inc H/HW. 888-520-6786 X101


MERIDEN- 1 & 2BR apts. 657 East Main St. Call (917) 4683909

MERIDEN & WLFD 1BR apts for rent. Starting at $625 and $785 some include heat & hot water. (203)213-6175 or 203-376-2160

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.


MERIDEN- 4BR apt, appls incl. Apply in person only. No calls. Modern Formals. 113 Broad St, Meriden, CT.

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN-2BR, 4RM Duplex. Appliances, lease. 2 months security. $850 per month. Call (203) 284-0583

MERIDEN-3BR, 2nd Fl., W/D hookup, off-street parking,60 Prospect St. $850/mo. Sec. 8 approved. Call 203-376-5599 MERIDEN-Free Rent 1st month. 1BR $575/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 PLANTSIVLLE Mansion- (2) 1 BR Apts, priv porch. Newly renovated. Small Pet Ok! Cheap Util. Huge Yard, Bike Path, Parking. Clean, Quiet. $700 & $800/mo. 203-910-4349 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON 3BR, 2 bath. Call 860-637-2344 SOUTHINGTON- Apts now avail. $850/mo. Easy access to 84 & 691. Credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208 WALLINGFORD - 1 BR, 3 rooms, 2nd flr of 2 story house, Yalesville, off-str pkg, $775 incl all utils, no dogs, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 1 & 2 bedroom Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $730-$925/mo. Call 203-265-3718

MERIDEN LRG 4BR, lg kit, dishwasher, WD hkup. Good, quiet neighborhood, off-st park, yard. No pets. Near school. $1,475. Sect 8 approved. 860-982-6585

WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 1st floor. All utilities included. No pets. $845 per month. Call (203) 269-9585

MERIDEN Newly remodeled 5 BR, 2 Bath - $1400 3 BR, 1 Bath-$950 Spacious 2 BR, 1 Bath-$800 (203) 417-1675

WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd FL. $685. Stove, refrig & dishwasher. Off street parking. Balcony. No smoking. No pets. Credit check. 203-269-9149

WALLINGFORD ROBIN HILL APARTMENTS Great location! 1 BRs starting at $750. 203-294-9110 for more info WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $525. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698

MERIDEN- Storage space for boxes, medical records, etc. No cars. Call (917) 386-3630


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


WALLINGFORD- 2nd flr, 5 rms, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in basement. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. Call (203) 2843561 or 203-640-5249 WALLINGFORD- Sunny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, porch, $850 + utils. W/D in bsmt. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Security, Good credit. Tom 203-889-1940 WEST MERIDEN - 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor. $1100 plus utilities. (917) 887-4092

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

MERIDEN $169,900-7/3/1.5b Col. Many updates done; remod EIK, some newer windows, 1st fl laundry. Home features form DR, LR w/FP, FR in LL, enclosed porch & patio. Kathy (203) 235-3300

WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101. YALESVILLE 1BR apt in small complex. Off st. parking. Appliances. No dogs. $750 + sec. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969 YALESVILLE 1BR apt in small complex. Off st. parking. Appliances. No dogs. $750 + sec. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Clean, safe furn. rm. All utils. incld. Cable. Share kit. & bath. Very reasonable. Please leave message 203-238-3369

WLFD $259,900-Lg Cape for growing family. Over 1900sq ft, 8rms, 5BR, 2 bath, fenced lot, pool, sunrm, FP in LR & more. Call Kathy (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

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


2 CLINTON COTTAGES Private beach. 2 & 3 BRs. No pets. Call (203) 272-3087 LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE- Weirs Beach, N.H. Channel Waterfront Cottages. 1,2 & 3BR, A/C, Full Kitchens, Sandy Beach, Dock Space. Walk to everything! Pets Welcome **Wi-fi! 1-603-366-4673 SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

DURHAM Country living. Beautiful Colonial. Manicured lawn, 3BRS, 2 1/2 baths, 18 x32 bonus rm, 3car garage, FP, heated pool, utility shed with generator. $520,000. Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

NC MOUNTAINS. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell Financing Available!! With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Warm Winters/Cool Summers 828-247-9966 code 45


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MERIDEN 38 Dryden Dr. By owner, 2 BR Cape, 1.5 baths, finished rec. rm., 3 seasons porch, c/a, large beautifully landscaped yard. $269,900. For full details of updates and inside/outside slide shows visit: dalegreenbacker (203) 634-0013

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MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300

MERIDEN “Exceptional well maintained Col” offers 3BR, 1.5BTH, formal DR with a great rm w/FP w/French doors that walk out to patio & private level backyard. Make this home yours! $239,900.

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$425,000-Gorgeous Colonial with Victorian flair. 2,284 sq.ft., 4 bdrms., 2 1/2 baths, plenty of upgrades incl hdwd flrs, granite wrapped fp., wraparound porch, fin. walk-out bsmt., 2 car gar., all of 1 acre CALL FOR DETAILS GALLERIA REAL ESTATE 203.671.2223



WLFD No place like home! Enjoy comfortable lifestyle in this 3BR Colonial featuring new kitchen & bath, tile & wood floors, family rm, dining rm, wrap around deck & more. $179,900. Sue 203-265-5618

Nearly 2 acres with street to street access. Come see before owners list. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Move in ready. 941 N. Farms Rd. $314,000. Call for details 941-223-0213



Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for Athletic Director w/2 teaching classes. Certification endorsement 092 strongly preferred.

$325,000 4 1BDRM units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details.

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WLFD Move right in! 3BR, 1 1/2BA Split in Cook Hill area. HW floors, updated kitchen w/stainless appliances. Large level lot. Great for summer picnics. $315,000. Call Fred 203-265-5618

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Cheshire law firm seeks paralegal with 1-3 years of defense litigation experience to join our insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and professional liability team. Must be detail-oriented, organized, possess strong written, verbal and computer skills, and have a solid understanding of the Rules of Practice for both state and federal court. Experience with Summation and/or managing, organizing and summarizing document intensive files is a plus. Email resume and cover letter to or fax to 203-250-3131 Attn: PLM. No Phone Calls Please.


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