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Volume 4, Number 26

Friday, June 26, 2009

Congratulations Class of 2009


Class of 2009 - 323 in all - graduate this week By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Carrying carnations and clad in maroon caps and gowns, the 2009 North Haven High School senior class marched to the Vanacore football field on June 23 for their graduation. The graduates strode confidently in beat as the high

school band performed “Pomp and Circumstance.” The procession was the seniors’ final act as members of the town’s public school system, a march many years in the making. “This journey began 13 years ago in kindergarten,” said graduation speaker and Board of Education member Stephen DiCapua to the 323

graduating students and a crowd of approximately 1,000. “Today, it ends in front of your family and friends.” “Tomorrow, you think about college or starting a career,” added DiCapua, who later had the opportunity to personally deliver a diploma to his graduating son See Graduation, page 19

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North Haven High School’s 2009 graduates throw their carnations in the air in celebration after the graduation ceremony on June 23. For more pictures from the event see pages 2425.

Inside Calendar ....................13 Faith ...........................11 Graduation ............22-25 Letters ........................15 Marketplace ..............32 Obituaries...................12 Opinion.......................14 Seniors .......................18 Sports.........................27


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 26, 2009

Community Briefs

Refuse collection

The North Haven Public Works Department wishes to advise all North Haven residents that the refuse collection for Friday, July 3, will be picked up as usual. The Transfer Station is normally closed on Monday. It will also be closed Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4. It will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Recycling Center on Elm Street is normally closed on Monday. It will also be closed Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4. It will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Public Works Department and Sanitation Division send out best wishes for a safe and happy holiday.

DUI enforcement

Extra police patrols will be on the road for the July 4 holiday period to detect drunken drivers and will also include child safety seat and seat belt enforcement efforts. The police department has received a Federal Highway Administration grant through the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation to conduct the extra patrols. The department must match 25 percent of the overtime cost. The patrols will commence on Thursday, July 2, and run through Saturday, July 4, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. The police department will strive to make a safe hol-

iday season for all the motoring public.

Voting matters This spring you may have received a canvass letter from your registrar of voters. The registrar sends these letters out to determine if you still reside at the address that is listed on the official voter list for that municipality. You may have opened the canvass letter and said to yourself: “What’s this? Well, of course I still live here!” Then you might have tossed the letter aside where it found its way to the bottom of your mail basket. We could use your help in keeping our voter list accurate. So, if you did receive one of these canvass letters, please don’t hesitate to return it. A word now about the presidential election that took place last November. If you are a Connecticut voter who at the time of the presidential election registered to vote out of state because you were residing outside of state, take the time to check with your Connecticut registrar of voters that your name was indeed removed from the voter list. Voters cannot be registered to vote in more than one state at a time. Frequently, during an election that generates a lot of popular interest like this past presidential election the information you have moved does not get passed on in a timely fashion. Thank you for helping the Connecticut registrars of

voters keep their records accurate. It is an honor to serve you. —Pam Parella, Registrar of Voters, North Haven

Connecticut Irish Festival 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. There is something for everyone at the festival. 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.

Government Meetings room 2, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 Police Retirement Board Meeting, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 8 a.m. Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m. Inland Wetlands Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreaton Center, 7 Linsley St., room 2, 7 p.m. Monday, July 27 Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal Drive, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 Board of Police Commissioners, Police Department, 8 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m.

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 26, 2009

Career Bus rolls into town helping job seekers By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Career Express Bus rolled into the Memorial Library parking lot June 16 to assist job hunters who came with resumes, cover letters, and hope for help in finding employment in the current recession. The converted tour bus houses two rows of computer stations where job seekers can edit resumes, utilize job searches, and participate in workshops. Today, the bus brought two state employees looking to give a leg up to those in need. By noon, the

bus had already helped 30 individuals. Its services are free. “Our function is to provide an introduction to the CTWorks career centers,” said Certified Professional Resume Writer and bus aide Karen Quesnel. The centers are local destinations for individuals to perform job searches, attend employment workshops, and improve resumes. Specific workshops include interviewing techniques and strategies, Internet job search skills, stress and time management, resume writing, job applications, career fair strategy, and job searching for individuals over the

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age of 40. There are 20 CTWorks centers in the state, including locations in New Haven, Hamden, and Meriden. The Career Express Bus also invited people to bring resumes and cover letters for review. One common gaffe seen by Quesnel was squandering the top of a resume. “I see resumes with the objective and then the work history,” Quesnel said. “A job seeker needs effective use of the top third of the resume, including a list of skill sets, so that employees get a quick snapshot of who they are.” Another common misstep Quesnel often sees is a resume that is too broad. “It’s the one-size-fits-all resume,” Quesnel said. “It’s very generic. You really need a targeted resume - targeted to the job. Show the applicable skills.” Quesnel added that if a job seeker is applying for an array of positions, then that person will need either multiple resumes or to simply take the time to alter their resume

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Resume expert Karen Quesnel lends advice to a local job seeker aboard the Career Bus. for each position. Lastly, Quesnel said that another resume malady was mistakes. “It’s really critical that more than one set of eyes look at a resume,” she said. “It’s easy to spot misspelling and formatting mistakes. And spell check does not pick up everything.” As for cover letters, Quesnel reiterated focus and ignoring inhibitions to write modestly. “A cover letter is to get someone to read the resume, so it must also be targeted,” the professional resume writer said. “But don’t miss the opportunity to market

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yourself. People tend to be modest. They don’t want to brag, but they’re missing the opportunity to highlight their strengths.” While the majority of the search for jobs has undoubtedly moved to the Internet, Quesnel opined that physical interaction is still extremely pertinent. “Get out there and talk to people,” she said. “The majority of positions found are still through networking people hearing about opportunities through someone else or by referral.” “The Internet is still important,” Quesnel added, “but get out there and talk.” The career services bus was in North Haven by request of the Memorial Library. More often then not, Quesnel said, her bus services the unemployed rather than the underemployed. “Almost everyone who I saw today was not working,” she said. In terms of patterns of unemployment, Quesnel said that the recession has affected all vocations and ages. “The job searchers run the gamut across all professions,” she said. “I’ve seen teachers, people with MBAs, people with tech schooling,

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Friday, June 26, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Career Continued from page 4

people with no high school, couples that both lost jobs, recent college grads.” “It’s tough right now,” Quesnel added. “Make sure you have an effective and targeted resume.”

Quesnel suggested that recent college graduates focus their resume on course projects and internships. Quesnel added that more so now than ever, employers are placing an increased importance upon college internships. Effective use of relationship building at college internships, as well as any job,

also serves as a potential springboard to employment. “Make connections with your colleagues,” Quesnel said. “It isn’t who you know, but who knows you.” Quesnel also stressed the importance of following up with any job applications. “If you can contact someone by phone, do so,” she said. “Get in touch with someone so

that they are aware that you have applied.” “In some cases, companies may not contact you back if they have not been contacted by you,” Quesnel added. In today’s economy, companies are receiving an overwhelming amount of applications for every position, and Quesnel said not to take it personally when compa-

nies do not respond. “Don’t expect to be contacted back,” Quesnel said. “I haven’t heard yet of companies that let people know they’re not interested – the volume of applications is too great.” Quesnel expected her afternoon to be as busy as the morning. In return for her

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Rally urges Gov. Rell to approve health care reform legislation By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Three dozen residents, religious leaders, and elected officials rallied on the town green June 16 to urge Gov. M. Jodi Rell to sign into law two health care reform bills recently routed to her desk. State Rep. Steve Fontana, D-North Haven, and State Sen. Joseph Crisco, D-Woodbridge, led the 5:30 p.m. gazebo gathering, calling on Rell to pass legislation creating the SustiNet and the Con-

sured health care delivery plan. The Connecticut Healthcare Partnership, House Bill 6582, would make the Connecticut state employee health care plan voluntarily available to small businesses, municipalities, and non-profits. A number of speakers followed Fontana, representing an array of individuals and professions in support of universal health care options. Most moving was North Haven resident Lisa Fabianski, who spoke of her

necticut Healthcare Partnership. “It’s important to get health care reform now,” Fontana said. “We want the governor to take up the mantle of leadership and sign the health care reform bills now.” SustiNet, House Bill 6600, would establish a nine-member SustiNet Health Partnership Board of Directors that would make legislative recommendations by 2011 on the implementation of a universal and affordable self-in-

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brother’s real-life tribulations of being without health care insurance upon losing his job. “My brother has diabetes and gets no treatment,” she said. “He recently went into shock and had to go into the hospital. All of this could be avoided if he had health care. Subsequently, the bank is foreclosing on his house.” Fabianski also spoke of two other relatives let go by their employers and currently without health care coverage. “They must choose to pay for health care or their mortgage,” Fabianski said. Fabianski believed that health care was a matter of basic need. “Health insurance is as important as education,” she said. “Why can’t we have health care that’s fair for everybody?” “Let’s not just give people basic health insurance,” Fabianski added, “Let’s give them good insurance.” Also in attendance to support health care reform was a member of the health care field. “We are left with a health care system that is 1.5 times more expensive per capita than the next most expensive health care system in the world,” said North Haven orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Connair. “We need reform.” “Insurance has let down Connecticut,” Connair continued. “One-third of every

health care dollar goes to middlemen and administrators.” “I have patients who must choose between paying for medication or treatment,” Connair added. “It’s a very sad affair, but its better here than in most states.” Crisco, Fontana’s co-chair on the General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee, echoed Fontana in urging the governor to take a leadership role in health care reform. “It’s time that Connecticut had the number one health care plan in the country,” he said. North Haven First Selectman Janet McCarty attended in support of health care reform. “One of the things that clergymen, politicians, and doctors do is the best thing we do - help people succeed,” McCarty said. “And helping citizens get quality health care is one of the best things we can do. I hope the governor is listening – it is important that Connecticut gets those bills signed.” “I hope people in Connecticut, the country, and the world get the opportunity to get good health care,” McCarty added. Also represented at the rally were North Haven clergy, including the Rev. Mathew Lincoln of St. John’s and the Rev. Scott Morrow of the North Haven Congregational Church.

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you and you can feel where it is.” Reaching the second floor, Cusack and Annunziato began the search for the missing individual, but found the flames there heavy and torrid as well. “We questioned whether we should stay up there,” Cusack said. “We pushed through – we knew somebody was up there, and we weren’t leaving until we found them.”

“I had tunnel vision,” Cusack added. “There was a guy up there who didn’t have the protection I did and I wanted to get him.” “The floor was rapidly deteriorating and they still went in,” Landisio said. To help see through the blackness, Annunziato utilized a thermal imaging camera. “The camera went completely white,” Cusack

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The firefighters continued to reiterate that they were just performing their jobs. “We just did out work, put out the fire, and packed up,” said Obier, who eventually went upstairs in the burning building himself to supervise the three honored men. In fact, the honoring ceremony was nothing more than a small observation at a monthly fire commission meeting. “A lot of the time, it’s just a slap on the back by your comrades,” Obier said, “and a ‘you did a good job.’”

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said. “That meant we had flames in excess of 900 degrees.” Meanwhile, Marino remained on the staircase, suppressing fires which broke out in the walls and on the ground floor beneath them. “With Brian in the stairwell, the guys had a sense of safety,” Landisio said of Cusack and Annunziato. “They knew that he would make sure they got down.” “It’s our job,” Marino said of the evening. Unfortunately, the missing individual had already perished when the firefighters located him on the second floor. Regardless, the quick actions of the North Haven firefighters to speedily ascend the second floor of the burning building were truly heroic. “The town of North Haven is very proud of its firefighters,” said First Selectman Janet McCarty. “After all the training in the world, they still needed the heart to go in there.” “I think it’s the heart,” McCarty continued, “to know that somebody is in there and not to take no for an answer and go in.” The PFIA became aware of the firefighter’s brave actions and chose to forever remember the event in the Heroes Hall of Fame. “They never thought they were going to be honored,” Landisio said of his firefighters. “But this was picked up by the news and media and the PFIA made the decision. We never expected that.” “It’s something to be proud of,” Landisio added. “This is certainly great to be honored in this job,” Cusack said. “I just did my job, but its certainly humbling. It’s very nice to be honored. The firefighters stressed that the honor was born out of teamwork and circumstance.

was a different night or a different shift, I’m sure that we would be talking about three different people as being heroes.” “It also depends on who’s in what riding position,” Landisio said. “It’s a matter of fate.” After locating the missing individual, the three firefighters went back to battling the blaze. The heaviest part of the fire took 10 to 15 minutes to extinguish, Landisio said, with another 30 minutes to get everything under control.

“I’m also grateful for the crew that night,” Cusack said. “I live and work in a community of 28 firefighters, and I would fight fires with any of them.” “Lieutenant Obier gave the orders,” Cusack added, retelling the North Hill Road scene. “We couldn’t have done it without Marc Carelli on pump, or [Scott] Golde and [Steve] Hayden on the roof, or the others – it just clicked.” “It was a matter of being in the right place at the right time,” Landisio said. “If it

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Green Acres says goodbye to longtime teachers By Joe Adinolfi Special to the Citizen

Green Acres Elementary School has been the home of many distinguished educators. During the last several years the school has celebrated the retirement of physical education teacher Steve Radigan, Integrated Day teacher Pam Niles, and former principal Ed Handy. This year, Annamary Miller – kindergarten/first grade Integrated Day teacher – and music teacher David Yoder are retiring. Both teachers have been with the school for a very long time – 20 and 37 years respectively. Their circumstances have not changed significantly over the last two decades. Miller has been in the same room since her first day at Green Acres, and Yoder has been in his room for 12 years. Yoder’s path to being a music teacher began with his family. “My mother was a church choir director. She started me with piano lessons in second grade,” said Yoder. Soon after, his mother started an orchestra in his elementary school and raised money to buy the instruments. Yoder moved to Connecticut in the seventh grade and continued with his musi-

Linda Cahill. Both Miller and Yoder were treated to a surprise farewell gathering at the year’s last Integrated Day program gathering. Their co-workers performed skits related to their accomplishments for the children. “Being in I.D. every day is different, every year is a new and different year,” said

Miller about her experiences teaching. As the years have passed by many changes have occurred, but some things – like the quality of education at Green Acres Elementary School – will never change. The town of North Haven congratulates both of these teachers on their terrific accomplishments.

Summer school programs to begin David Yoder and Annamary Miller cal endeavors. When he enrolled at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster, Pa., he decided to make his passion into a career. “I just enjoyed working with children so much that when I went to college that is what I decided to do,” Yoder said. “I felt it was important for me to be a male role model for the kids.” Miller fondly remembers making her career choice. “It was something that just happened,” said Miller about her decision to become a teacher. “I just love the children. I love to teach them and watch them learn.” Miller attended Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, then stu-

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dent-taught at St. Lawrence O’toole Elementary School in Pittsburgh. She later pursued a master’s degree in reading and a sixth-year degree in educational foundations at Southern Connecticut State University. Before teaching at Green Acres, Miller worked as a substitute teacher for five years, teaching in every North Haven school except for Green Acres. She was then hired as a full-time teacher at Ridge Road, where she taught for one year before being moved to Green Acres for the remainder of her career. Teachers fill a very important role in our society, strongly influencing the lives of hundreds of children throughout their careers. Their contributions are made even more effective by the hard-working administrators working behind the scenes. “They were always supportive,” said Miller of the six different principals she worked under during her tenure in the North Haven school system. “I would especially like to thank the Board of Education for being so supportive of the arts,” Yoder said. “They are both fabulous teachers, it’s really our loss,” said Green Acres principal

By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen Registration for North Haven and North Branford’s combined public summer school will be held June 30 to July 2, 9 a.m. to noon, at the middle school and high school. Summer school programs are July 6 through Aug. 6, Monday through Thursday. Elementary and middle school summer programs are 8 to 9:35 a.m., or 9:45 to 11:20 a.m., and $175 per course. Checks should be payable to North Haven Summer School Enrichment Program. High School summer programs are 8:30 to 10 a.m., or 10:05 to 11:35 a.m. The cost for courses as credit is $180 for North Haven and North Branford residents, $195 for non-residents. The cost for courses as review is $140 for residents, $155 for non-residents. Checks should be payable to NHHS Summer School. Registration for the elementary and middle school summer programs will be held at the middle school main office. Registration for high school summer programs will be at the high school attendance office. Full payment is due at registration. No registration will be accepted without payment. Those who wish to register by mail should contact

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the school administration building - mail must be received by July 1. Once all registrations are received, registrants will be informed of course times and locations. A course will run once enrollment is ensured. The elementary school programs, for students entering grades one through six, will consist of four classes held at Clintonville School. Elementary Language Arts Skills Assistance will focus on basic reading and writing skills. Elementary Math Skills Assistance will focus on basic math. Both will be geared toward preparing students’ success for the next grade level. Elementary Language Arts Enrichment will focus on creative reading and writing. Elementary Math and Science Enrichment focuses on experiments, puzzles and games will further develop math and science skills. Classes are combinations of first and second grade, third and fourth, and fifth and sixth. The middle school remediation programs, for students entering grades seven through nine, will consist of five classes. Language Arts Remediation will focus on basic grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Mathematics Remediation will focus on basic math skills. Social Studies Remediation will focus on basic social studies concepts and skills. Science Remediation and Skills Assistance will focus on science content and skills. World Language Remediation and Skills Assistance will focus on students’ listening, reading, speaking and writing skills See Summer, page 17


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With today’s economic challenges, many ordinary families have fallen on hard times and just need a little help to make ends meet while they get back on their feet. Angel Food is a nationwide program offering low cost relief to anyone in need. If you or someone you know needs help – Angel Food is hope for you. For more information contact: Hope Christian Church, 211 Montowese Ave., North Haven, (203) 234-7328, July orders will be received Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Pick up date is Saturday, July 25, 9 to 10 a.m. Or check out:

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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) 787-3725.

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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.

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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

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Community suppers continue through 2009 Every Friday St. John’s Church hosts a Community Supper from 6 to 7 p.m. in its Great Hall. The suppers are offered to all members of the community for a suggested donation of $1 per meal, with a family cap of $5. No one is turned away in the event they are unable to make a donation. The menu includes items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone; meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches; seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. For more information about the communi-

ty suppers, call (203) 239-0156.

Volunteers sought

Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven is offering North Haveners an opportunity to volunteer to spend quality time with elderly or disabled persons for one to two hours a week. For information or to volunteer, call (203) 239-0156.

Loaves and Fishes

Volunteers are always needed to help distribute groceries at Loaves and Fishes on Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m. Anyone interested in helping should come to St. Paul and St. James Church, 57 Olive St., at the corner of Olive and Chapel streets, New Haven, between 8 and 8:30 a.m. and ask for Wendy. North Haven residents can call Joe Connolly at (203) 2342394 for information. Loaves and Fishes provides groceries for 200 to 225 individuals each week.

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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) 239-

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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.

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


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Louis R. Vitale Jr.

Louis R. Vitale Jr., 66, of Wallingford died June 15, 2009, at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. Born in New Haven, Sept. 14, 1942, he was a son of the late Louis T. and Grace Baldino Vitale. Louis had worked as vice president for LBG Distributors Inc. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus/Carmel Council of Hamden, was a saxophone player, and was very active with his children’s sports in their younger days. He was an avid New York Giants and New York Yankees fan. He is survived by his children, Kristin (Jason) DeBenedetto, of Portland, Ore., Anthony L. Vitale, of Smithton, Ill., Andrew L. Vitale and his fiancee, Michele Malone, of North Haven; grandchildren, Taylor and Alyssa Vitale, Jackson and Sofia DeBenedetto; sisters, Francine (Pasquale) Monaco, of North Haven, Lenora (George) Cottiero, of Hamden; and a brother, Burton (Donna) Vitale Sr., of Wallingford. Funeral services were held June 18 at the North Haven Funeral Home. Interment was in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Charitable Foundation, 74 Cheshire Road, Wallingford, CT, 06492.

Dr. Lycurgus M. Davey

Lycurgus M. “Bill” Davey, M.D., 91, of Hartford Turnpike, North Haven, and Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook, died June 15, 2009, at his home in Old Saybrook as a result of injuries from a fall. Dr. Davey was born in New York City, Feb. 20, 1918, a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Delaveris Davey. He grew up in New Britain. He was a member of the class of 1939 at Yale College and Yale School of Medicine, class of 1943. He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II and remained in the U.S.

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Obituaries Naval Reserve until he retired with the rank of captain in 1973. During his career he won honors from medical organizations, published articles on neurosurgery and the history of medicine, as well as maintaining an active neurosurgical practice. At the same time he was an active consultant and clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine from 1951 to the present. His recent awards include the Distinguished Alumni Service Award (1997) and the Peter Parker medal for outstanding service, both awarded by the Yale University School of Medicine. He was a member of New Haven Chapter No. 98 Order of AHEPA. He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Michael D. and Artemis Davey, of Alexandria, Va., Elaine D. and Jonathan Topodas, of Fairfax Station, Va., and Elizabeth A. Davey and Paul Kwasniewski, of Old Saybrook; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Artemis P. Davey; and two brothers, Polycrates M., and Orestes M. Davey. Funeral services were held at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Orange, on June 19. Interment was in Beaverdale Memorial Park. The Celentano Funeral Home, New Haven, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Lycurgus M. Davey Fellowship Fund, Yale School of Medicine, c/o Jancy Houck, P.O. Box 7611, New Haven, CT 06519; or to St. Barbara Church Building Fund.

Joseph J. Marchini Joseph J. Marchini, 97, of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Country Way, North Haven, died May 22, 2009. Born in New Haven, Oct. 21, 1929, he was a son of the late Michele and Jennie Tambini Marchini. Joseph was a salesman by trade and served in World War II with

Patton’s 3rd U.S. Army. Joseph was a quite unassuming man that enjoyed the simple things in life, his family, Florida and a good cigar. He was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Christine. He leaves behind his companion of 26 years, Mrs. Ruth Skarew; his daughter, Michelle (James) McNeil; his son, Matthew (Susan) Marchini; and daughter, Kathryn Marchini. He has one granddaughter, Ellen (Robert) Maley; and a greatgrandson, Jack Maley. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty Corda. A graveside service with full military honors was held June 19, at All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach, Fla.

Magdalene Christine Cretella Magdalene Christine “Madlyn” Benz Cretella, 84, of Elim Park,, Cheshire formerly of Livingston Drive, North Haven, died June 16, 2009, at Elim Park. She was the wife of 53 years to the late Victor E. Cretella. Mrs. Cretella was born in Waterbury, July 4, 1924, a daughter of the late George C. and Magdalene A. Andersen Benz. Madlyn grew up in West Haven having graduated from West Haven High School. She was a resident of North Haven for many years and later a resident at Elim Park for the past eight years. Madlyn had worked as a typist for the former Rockbestos Co. of New Haven and later had worked in medical records at the Hospital of St. Raphael for many years until her retirement. After retirement she did volunteer work at the North Haven Library and at the Hospital of St. Raphael. Madlyn was a communicant of St. Therese Church and a member of its Ladies Guild; she loved to bake, read, play cards (especially pinochle), but her true love was her grandchildren

and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, V. Edward Cretella Jr., of Westbrook, Robert (Laura) Cretella, of Madison, Janis Cretella Rosadini, of Wallingford, James (Laura) Cretella, of Manhasset Hills, N.Y., and Carolyn Cretella, of Hamden; grandchildren, Victor Cretella III, Esq., Jeffrey Cretella, Lori Lloyd, Capt. Mark Cretella, USAF, Jennifer and Heather Cretella, Donald, Charles, and Jason Rosadini, Kristen and James Cretella; greatgrandchildren, Alexis, Brooke, Zachary Lloyd, Genevieve Madlyn, V. Edward IV, and Anthony Cretella, Anna and Matthew Cretella; a brother, George (Mary) Benz of Orange. She was predeceased by a sister, Ann Swords. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 20 at St. Therese Church. Interment was in All Saints cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

Ronald K. Valley Sr. Ronald K. Valley Sr., 71, of Stafford Road, Monson, Mass., died June 16, 2009. Born Nov. 29, 1937, he was a son of the late Annabelle Valley Anderson and Harold Joseph Valley. He was a longtime resident of Connecticut before moving to Monson. He was a contractor and builder for 50 years before his retirement. Ronald was the owner of RKV Builders and Remodelers, former construction and operations supervisor for the city of New Haven, and former construction site manager of Showcase Cinemas. He is survived by his sons, R. Keith Valley Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Monson, Victor Fletcher and his wife, Megan, and Kenneth Fletcher and his wife, Maggie, all of North Haven; a sister Sharon Valley, of Gainesville, Fla., and grandchildren, Coty, Sean, and Brandon Valley, Alex, Courtney, Taylor, Kyley and Chloe Fletcher. The Lombard Funeral

Home, Monson, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to American Stroke Association, c/o American Heart Association, 1 Union St. #301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.

Eleanor Flynn

Eleanor Flynn, of North Haven, died June 18, 2009, at the Hospital of St. Raphael. She was the wife of John F. Flynn. Eleanor had worked as a secretary in the executive offices of Stop & Shop. She is survived by a daughter, Claudia Shean, and sons, John (Carmen) Flynn, and Brett Flynn; grandchildren, Erin and Lindsay Shean; and a brother, John Zych. Funeral services were held June 21 at the North Haven Funeral Home. Interment was private.

Thomas P. Doyle

Thomas Paul Doyle, 79, of Milford, died June 18, 2009, after a 20 month battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Tom was born in Pittston, Pa., and had lived in Milford for the last 40 years. Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Tom had recently retired from Subway World Headquarters in Milford after working there for 20 enjoyable years. Tom loved his job and the time he spent with many great friends whom he cherished. Tom is survived by a sister, Peggy Parady, of Nashua, N.H.; and two brothers, John Doyle, of Wallingford, and Charles Doyle, of North Haven; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 23 at St. Agnes Church, Milford. Interment was in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven. The CodyWhite Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the A.L.S. Association, CT Chapter, 4 Oxford Road, Unit D1, Milford, CT, 06460.

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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 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. For further information, you may

call the church office at (203) 787-3725.




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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Music under the Stars — Vinny Carr and the Party Band, pop sound, will perform Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. on the Town Green. The concert is free and sponsored by the Department of Community Services and Recreation, in conjunction with the North Haven business community. Parking is available at the Town Hall Annex and Town Pool lots. Call the Recreation Center Info-line at (203) 234-2535 after 5 p.m. if there are any concerns about the weather. Art Smarts — Learn about Andy Warhol on Tuesday, June 30, 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. To register, call (203) 239-5803.

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Wacky Wednesday — Enjoy ice cream at this Wacky Wednesday on Wednesday, July 1, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. Hear a story and create a craft. This event is


Masonicare concert — The Stardust Dance Band (Golden Oldies) will perform Thursday, July 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the grounds of Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford. Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the performance. There will be free parking. The grounds will be available for picnics from 5 to 6:30 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be canceled. Call (203) 659-5900 for information.



Veterans Health Fair — The Veterans Administration will hold a health fair on Friday, July 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 88, 3005 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Veterans from Hamden and surrounding towns are welcome. For more information, call (203) 281-9522.



Outdoor pops concert — The Wallingford Symphony Orchestra will present an outdoor pops concert on Sunday, July 5, at 7 p.m., on the front lawn of the Paul Mellon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford. Picnicking is welcome. Rain location will be at Paul Mellon Arts Center main theater.



T-Bones Camp — Enjoy fun activities at Camp

Muckalucka on Monday, July 6, from 7 to 8 p.m., on the North Haven Public Library lawn, 17 Elm St. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library.




Tutti Frutti I — Tutti Frutti, a program for children ages three and a half to five, will be held Wednesday, July 8, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. Children will listen to a summer story and make their own mini trifle. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Li-

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Ronald McDonald — Ronald McDonald will present music, magic, puppets and storytelling on Tuesday, July 7, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., on the lawn at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. This event is for children three and up and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Art Smarts — Learn about Van Gogh’s famous painting of sunflowers and create a craft with sunflower seeds, on Tuesday, July 7, from 3 to 3:45 p.m. at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Call (203) 239-5803. Music under the Stars — Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute, will perform Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. on the Town Green. The concert is free and sponsored by the Department of Community Services and Recreation, in conjunction with the North Haven business community. Parking is available at the Town Hall Annex and Town Pool lots. Call the Recreation Center Info-line at (203) 234-2535 after 5 p.m. if there are any concerns about the weather.


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Women and Finance — The Connex Credit Union, North Haven-based, will present a workshop, “Women and Finance: The Key to a Financially Fit Life,” on Thursday, July 9, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. It will be held at the Connex Hamden Branch, 2100 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Register by calling 1-800-CRUNION. Tutti Frutti II — Tutti Frutti, a program for children ages three and a half to five, will be held Thursday, July 9, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. Children will listen to a summer story and make their own mini trifle. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Call (203) 239-5803. Masonicare concert — Mystery Tour (The Complete Beatles) will perform Thursday, July 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the grounds of Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford. Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the performance. There will be free parking. The grounds will be available for picnics from 5 to 6:30 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be canceled. Call (203) 659-5900 for information.



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The North Haven Citizen Friday, June 26, 2009

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, Holly Pullano, David Marchesseault Michael F. Killian, General Manager Brian Monroe, Advertising Director Christopher Cullen, Advertising Sales Roe Harding, Advertising Sales Evelyn Auger, Office Assistant

Rainy days haven’t dampened spirits in North Haven. There’s plenty going on around town and a lot people are joining in the fun and celebrations. The children in the Department of Community Services Day Care Center i n v i t e d friends and family to see McCarty them perform songs, poems and skits in their end of year program. Everyone enjoyed the little ones as they became bugs, bees and butterflies. The dedicated personnel who care for the children, fine tune their skills, ignite their imaginations and encourage them to do their best are role models for us all. Recently, we celebrated our country, flag, and veterans. Our annual Memorial Day Parade went off without a hitch thanks to the hard work and commitment of many employees and volunteers. We also continue to display our patriotism with ceremonies that honor our flag. The Hamden/North Haven Elks Lodge #2224 held their annual Flag Day Ceremony on the North Haven Green. Among the highlights of the event were the recitation of the history of the American flag and the presentation of historical flags by our Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. As in past years, teacher

Steve Wronski, principal Tony Mancini, and volunteer extraordinaire, Jane Dineen invited veterans and town officials to the annual Flag Day breakfast and celebration at Montowese Elementary School. After the meal, students and their families listened to short speeches by the assembled politicians and inspirational stories and essays by veterans and fellow students. For some local organizations, summer starts a new year, which means that new board members and officers are elected. The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce and the North Haven Rotary Club had gala celebrations in junction with their induction ceremonies. Both of these organizations contribute enormously to our community beyond what they do for their members. They fund scholarships, sponsor educational programs and support our town in many other ways. On June 13, the North Haven Education Foundation hosted its fourth annual awards dinner. Four outstanding individuals who have had a considerable impact on our town were feted: Alicia Clapp, Ann Clark, John Henry Graef and Theresa Ranciato-Viele are truly community stars and deserve the honors bestowed upon them. Please join me in saying thank you to all of these people who brighten our town and our lives.

Freda’s Focus: Leaders should capitalize on management training opportunities

The latest allegations of unlawful discriminatory practices, vindictiveness, retaliation and harassment that have been filed against the First Selectman and our Director of Community SerFreda vices, Gerardo Sorkin, represent an unfortunate situation. I have

read the long list of allegations that are part of the CHRO complaint and although we do not know if they are true, I have never seen so many different complaints in one letter in all of my years of overseeing corporations. I do not think that it is appropriate for me to get into any of the specific allegations, but because of the legal fees that will be run up as a result of this, I wanted to give to each of you an assess-

ment of what generally causes these types of problems in any entity and what some of the solutions are that most entities provide to new or inexperienced management. Allegations of misconduct from employees that are directed to managers generally arise due to a lack of sensitivity in one very important area, the inability of managers to effectively deal with people on both a personal level and within the context of a business like en-

vironment. For new managers who have had no previous experience in managing people, these types of problems usually happen over the course of time because of a level of inconsistency in what managers say they are going to do and what they actually do. Disorganized managers can also get into trouble because employees will always remember verbal commitments or remarks that have been made that are not deliv-

ered upon or are made without thinking. It is this specific area that breeds additional problems because the employee will always draw a conclusion as to why promises were not delivered on, or why certain offhanded remarks were made. On top of all of this, the workplace environment has changed dramatically down through the years, particularly as it relates to how we conduct our-

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Friday, June 26, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Letters to the Editor Hospital of St. Raphael places restrictions on visits 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 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.

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selves in terms of what we say to others. There is no room in today’s workforce for offhanded comments under any circumstances. These types of allegations also tend to arise in a disorganized environment and usually have an adverse effect on the entity, in this case town hall. The rest of the employees then speculate what is going on. This speculation among the employees is part of human nature and it does happen. Distractions then take place, productivity

Distorting the facts To the editor: I recently read a letter to the editor that came from Mr. Jim Leahy and then a response from Selectman Michael Freda regarding our town spending and our town savings account. For whatever reason (I can only guess his motivations are political), Mr. Leahy distorts the facts in his letters. For example, he states in his last letter that Mr. Freda wanted to “build up the surplus.” Someone who is a self-proclaimed financial whiz should use the correct jargon. The term surplus refers to amount in excess of what is needed, and lends one to believe that it is extra. When speaking about the town’s savings account, “surplus” is not the correct word. The proper label for such an account is “unappropriated fund balance” and this certainly has a much different meaning and sound than that of surplus. The unappropriated fund balance is one of the most critical components of any town’s financial health. Thusly, Mr. Freda has made it a priority to address the problem of this important account’s depletion.

One problem, this account under the current administration is being used to plug the holes created by revenue shortfalls in the town’s operating budget. Unfortunately, this starts a domino effect in which a hole is then created in next year’s budget and if the hole is again plugged with funds from said unappropriated fund balance, soon there will be no money left. To me depleting a fund that is a principal determining factor in a town’s financial health doesn’t seem sound. Our town, in the last 18 months, under the current administration has suffered from a lack of leadership. Spending the town’s savings account is not managing the town. Strangely, Mr. Leahy also claims that Ms. McCarty’s role in the Connecticut Resource Recovery Association negotiations cannot be gleaned from the minutes of any public meetings because the negotiations occurred in “executive session.” What exactly is an “executive session”? What role did it, or should it play in such negotiations? How does Mr. Leahy have the knowledge of what was said or what occurred in these “executive sessions”?

Was he in the room? Is it even legal for negotiations to occur in executive session? “Executive sessions” of what public agency? I am of the belief that the residents of multiple towns paid into this fund for 15 years. The towns did not renew their contracts with CRRA, so now I assume their money is returned. Is any town besides North Haven taking half the money received from CRRA and plugging it into their operating budget for this year or the next? Obviously, in this election year Mr. Freda has struck a nerve with Mr. Leahy because Mr. Freda is the only member of the Board of Selectmen who approaches problems with a logical, rational and concise methodology. Mr. Freda, it appears has become a threatening figure to this fumbling, bumbling and stumbling bunch that took over Town Hall. Many of the people that I speak with are grateful for Mr. Freda’s point of view because he always presents us with the full picture, rather than the spin and self-serving rhetoric from the other members of the board. Raymond Ciarleglio Sr. North Haven

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Vote on our weekly poll question! Visit declines, people talk about the problems behind the scenes and chaos unfolds in a quiet fashion. Leadership then gets questioned and a lack of respect for the leader or manager develops. The other major negative that occurs is that the manager or leader accused of the allegations then has to defend himself or herself and becomes unproductive in what the entity hired or elected him or her to do. At a time when we most need leadership, we then have leaders who are distracted defending themselves in lawsuits or complaints. The leader or manager then becomes highly unproductive because

their first priority is to make the problems go away. The solution to these problems is usually a level of support provided to managers that encompasses sensitivity training and management seminars. In today’s corporate environment, there are some excellent management training programs that can be done online, that are not cost prohibitive, and are certified as outstanding tools to have inexperienced management be educated as to how to effectively handle people and deal with the various sensitivities that arise in a workplace environment. There are other solutions in terms of in house semi-

nars that are conducted by outside agencies that are very cost effective. There is even a cost effective program run by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities that could be a benefit to help eliminate the types of problems that we have seen from this administration. I would hope that this administration can come to grips with the fact that there are problems in town hall today and that this administration has created a volatile and divided environment. The real solution is to have a level of training incorporated into town hall to avoid any discrimination, retaliation and harassment allega-

tions for the future. The cost of the training will be a fraction of the legal bills that we would have to endure. If these proposed solutions are rejected, then in an effort to protect the tax paying citizens of North Haven from further litigation, we will need an independent audit and thorough review of the problems that are arising out of town hall. Each and every employee would be interviewed, without fear of reprisal, as to what the problems are and why they are occurring. Michael Freda is the minority member of the Board of Selectmen. E-mail him at


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attendance at last week’s installation. Club members, family, and friends gathered, including Past Rotary International Vice President Abe Gordon, the incoming District 7980 Governor, Colin Gershon, local Assistant Governor, Paul Mangels, Past District Governor Mac Leask, and Chairman of the Paul Harris Fellowship, Phebe Leask. Choking up momentarily, the newly installed leader recognized his family for their “encouragement, support, and love.” He went on to touch upon the rich history of the service club founded by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905. The name was originally adopted due to the practice of rotating to a different member’s place of business for a meeting. It became an international organization when a club began in Winnipeg, Canada in 1910. Starting with the logo of a wagon wheel, the official emblem depicting an industrial image of a cogged wheel with six spokes was chosen in 1924. Today, the North Haven Rotary Club is one of over 32,912 clubs established in some 204 countries and regions with over 1.2 million members. The local group of less than 50 men and women from the area, meet each Tuesday for breakfast at Demir’s Restaurant followed by an informative program. The focus is on fellowship and understanding among business and professional leaders while promoting the betterment of the community. Through their international motto, “Service Above Self,” they work as volunteers on a variety of local and worldwide projects to improve the quality of life. Rotarians seek to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build good will and peace. In addition, leaders of any volunteer organization in the area may be included as members. In addition to the Rotary

Club, Casella is involved in numerous civic and service organizations. Among his many affiliations are the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, Big Brother/Big Sisters, the Sons of Italy, and the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven. While a member of the North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy, he was a cofounder of the popular Italian Festival of Angels. The festival provides a wonderful summer weekend of Italian tradition for everyone on the Town Green, featuring traditional music, a soccer tournament, food and craft vendors, and a variety of other family entertainment, including a solemn procession of the children. From reading to children in both the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce “Read Aloud” programs, to providing resume and career related workshops for high school business students, the new president clearly shows that he cares deeply about children. He was particularly proud in late April to accept a $6,500 check from the Kids for Kids organization awarded to the Rotary Club for four days of work in the concession stand, as well as for providing building security at the 16th annual dance competition held at the high school. The North Haven Rotary Club donates every penny of that money to children’s causes, from cancer research to support of the Eli Whitney Museum. Addressing his audience, Casella said that, “Paul Harris had this idea that people of good character, intelligence, and morals could join together and achieve more than they could alone. Along the way, what you realize is that besides the obvious fellowship that takes place at weekly meetings and at the various events, besides the close friendships that you develop with some of the members, it’s the difference that you make as a Rotarian in giving your time, your energy, your money, your sup-

port, and your heart.” Casella is a past recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Award from Rotary International, which is an award given to members who not only give of themselves financially, but show strong fellowship within the club and are involved in various community projects. Casella is very proud of his membership in Rotary International, as it is an organization of the leadership of business and professional men and women who have united to provide humanitarian service, promote high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build good will and peace throughout the world. In closing he quoted from a letter he received after the passing of his son, Marc, in which the author was describing his son. The newly elected leader said that he feels these words epitomize Rotary: “I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter, to count for something, to stand for something, to have made a difference that you lived at all.” Rotary accomplishments Earlier in the evening, Ralph Cook, president for the past year reviewed some of the accomplishments of the club during the year. He stated that the club sponsors youth leadership groups, including the high school’s Interact Club, recognizes student accomplishment through the Student of the Month and the Unsung Hero Award programs, provides scholarships, works on literacy projects, and supports other educational programs, such as the purchase and maintenance of a large selection of books in the “career corner” of the North Haven Library. Funds for scholarships are usually provided through the club’s private foundation known as the North Haven Rotary Foundation which has donated over $100,000 to 129 students since its inception in 1974.

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Vinnie Carr to kick of Music Under the Stars concert series By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen The North Haven Department of Community Services and Recreation and the North Haven Business Community, will present the annual “Music under the Stars” concert series beginning June 30 with Vinnie Carr and the Party Band. “Music under the Stars” is a series of free and open outdoor concerts held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on the Town Green. Parking is available at Town Hall Annex and the Town Pool. Leading off the series is long-time regular Vinnie Carr and his Party Band. A mainstay to the event, having performed in every single “Music under the Stars” beginning with the first in the 1970s, Carr’s show features oldies and nostalgic tunes, including pop numbers from the 1940s through the 1970s. Carr’s family-oriented

show will also include circle and line dancing. “We’re good,” Carr joked when reached for comment. “We’re the only band that returns every year.” Carr said that he is slated

to play for two hours. For concerns regarding weather, call the Recreation Center Info line at (203) 2342535 after 5 p.m. If the recording under “Special Events or Trips” states that there are no cancellations or changes, then the concert will continue on the Green. If poor weather is expected, concerts will be moved to the high school, and the information line will have the necessary information. The high school has limited seating. Food and beverages will not be allowed in the high school.

Fireworks displays 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.


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Relay for Life luminaria ceremony

A special luminaria ceremony to be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hamden/North Haven re-

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in Spanish. All remediation programs will be geared toward preparing students’ success for the next grade level. A minimum grade of 60 percent in addition to all course requirements is necessary to pass remedial sessions. The middle school enrichment and skills programs, for students entering grades seven through nine, will consist of three classes. Language Arts Enrichment will challenge students to write creatively and read in a supportive and encouraging writers’ workshop setting according to their interests and desires. Vocabulary Building and Study Skills is for the student who passed language arts but wishes to improve his or her vocabulary, note-taking and study skills. Mathematics Skills Assistance is designed to encourage basic math skills acquisition in a nurturing and supportive environment. All middle school summer classes will combine sev-

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the luminaria bags decorated and with candles are illuminated around the track,” said, the American Cancer Society’s Melissa Brochu. “The luminaria ceremony is such a moving way to especially remember our loved ones lost to cancer and also to honor all those who have

been touched by cancer.” Relay For Life is a funfilled, overnight event. Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising event in the nation and to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, re-

enth, eighth, and ninth grade. The high school will offer summer courses in the basic subjects. English will be available for all grades, focusing on reading and writing skills, grammar and vocabulary development, and journal writing. The math department will offer Algebra I and II, as well as applied Algebra I and II, and Geometry. Social studies will offer U.S. and world history. Science will offer biology, as well as principles of science, which introduces basic concepts of physics, chemistry, and earth sciences using energy as the unifying theme. World language will offer Spanish I and II. All participating high school students must have completed the year, and taken the final, in the course they wish to repeat. Students must also have had 18 or fewer absences in the course, as well as have achieved a final grade of 40 percent or better. To receive credit for high school summer programs, students must achieve a grade of 60 or better, complete the end-of-course exam,

and meet the attendance requirements. Attendance at all grades of remedial sessions is mandatory. Any absences must be reported to the middle school or high school office and a written note must be submitted to the teacher or summer school director within three days. Unexcused absences will result in points being deducted from the student’s class average. Absence from class will affect a student’s final grade and may result in failure or loss of credit. Parents and students are required to sign a statement that they have read and understood the attendance policy for summer school. For absences or information regarding elementary or middle school programs, contact Susan Bass, Summer School Director, (203) 2391641, ext. 2614, For absences or information regarding high school programs, contact Elsa Ruoff, Summer School Director, (203) 239-1641, ext 2510,


number of factory jobs in the area. Joining Donat in line was electrician James Taylor of North Haven, who was hoping to move up to better employment in his field. Dyann Vissicchio of North Haven was thankful of the assistance she acquired from the Career Services Bus. Vissicchio, formerly an IT project manager, has been unemployed for three weeks after her former employer relocated to New Jersey. She said that the state workers on the bus offered her sample cover letters and suggestions to better her resume. Marsha Davis of East Haven also received valuable advice from the Career Services Bus. “They said that I had too many job references on my

resume,” Davis said, “and that I needed more action words.” Davis has been unemployed for three months after losing her job in credit collections. She said that the CT Department of Labor has helped her out a lot in her job search. “I don’t think that everybody who is unemployed knows that the Department of Labor has workshops,” Davis said of the CTWorks centers’ workshops. “There are so many, it’s unbelievable.” “I’ve gone to a couple workshops and learned so much,” Davis continued. “I was given a lot of information and help. When the job market opens back up, hopefully these skills will help.”

member those lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. Information about making a luminaria donation is available by calling Melissa Brochu at (203) 563-1534, or on the Web at

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Ann Marie Vetrone Hall Ann Marie Vetrone Hall, 66, of State Street, Hamden, died May 25, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Ann Marie was born in New Haven, July 4, 1942, a daughter of the late Umberto and Mary DeMatties Vetrone. She was a nurse’s aide at the Hamden Health Care Center for 28 years prior to her illness. She was an active communicant of St. Rita’s Church, and a participant of the Fr. McGivney lung cancer support group. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. George

(Karyn) Koullias, of North Haven, and Mrs. Bhaskar (Lynda) Banerjee, of Dover, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Linda) Santoemma, of North Haven; and three grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin and Alexander; nieces and nephews, Robert and Dorian Santoemma, and Rodney and Jacqueline Diggs. A funeral Mass was celebrated May 28 at St. Rita’s Church. Interment was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The Peter H. Torello and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Father McGivney Cancer Center, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT.


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professional advice, all Quesnel asks is that job seekers register with the CT Department of Labor. “Use the Department of Labor,” she said. “There are a lot of free workshops.” Many citizens from around the area took the first step toward better job-seeking ways by boarding the Career Express bus. Waiting patiently in the library parking lot, Kathryn Donat of Hamden said that she was hoping to gain experience in using the Internet to locate employment opportunities. Donat has been unemployed for three months, having previously worked a

members those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at the Relay site at Quinnipiac University, located at 275 Mount Carmel Ave. in Hamden, on Saturday, June 27, at 9 p.m. to represent these individuals. “It is beautiful when all

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, June 26, 2009

Senior Happenings


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 Purple Red Hatters The non-board Purple Red 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. Ice cream trip Enjoy a trip to Uncle Louie G’s for ice cream and good conversation on Thursday, July 2, at 1:30 p.m. Bring your

money. Senior Songsters Senior Songsters will be on the road to Leeway on Tuesday, July 7. Departure from the American Legion will be at 1 p.m. Wear white tops, black pants and a smile. Sign up at the office if you need transportation. Senior Star Contest On Thursday, July 9, at 1 p.m., the North Haven Senior Center will participate in HealthNet’s Senior Star Contest. Sing and perform in front of friends and then you can perform at a regional contest against other seniors from different senior centers. Computer lessons Computer lessons will be available on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. by appointment only by calling Pat Ferraro, (203) 234-2656. Lap blankets needed Looking for knitted, crocheted or quilted lap blankets, size 37” x 48” and shawls to donate to Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Mutual Respect Committee. If interested in donating your time, the center will provide you with

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yarn. Sewing needed Join our craft class and assist with making cloth tote bags that will be given to children who are removed from their homes in a crisis situation. Craft classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Scrabble players Scrabble players are needed. Join the fun on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Volunteers sought Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers needs volunteers to provide friendly visits to North Haven seniors. If interested, contact Barbara Barloc at (203) 230-8994. The mission of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers is to assist older and disabled people by fostering independent living and reducing isolation. Food donations The following items are needed for the Senior Center’s food collection box: peanut butter, jelly and coffee. Transportation schedule North Haven library: call for appointment. Town pool: Call for hours of availability. Grocery shopping: every Friday, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Big Y or Stop & Shop. Hairdresser: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Errands: every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Trips include bank, post office, card shop, etc.

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To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203) 985-2962. Reservations must be made by noon the day before. Lunch is served at noon. Suggested donation is $2. The following is a list of lunches for the week of June 29 at the Senior Center:

Main menu Monday: Fruit punch, Phillie steak and cheese, potato puffs, stewed tomatoes, grinder roll, oatmeal raisin cookie. Tuesday: Cranapple juice, barbequed chicken quarter, creamy cole slaw, cut green beans, whole wheat bread, fruited jello with topping. Wednesday: Fourth of July celebration: grilled hot dogs, homemade baked beans, homemade cole slaw, Italian ice from Libby’s. Thursday: Fresh fruit cup, hot dog on roll, potato salad, cole slaw, cup cakes. Friday: 4th of July weekend. Center closed.

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, June 29 Line dance with friends, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Oil painting, 12:30p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo with Theresa, 1 p.m. Non board Red Hats, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 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. Tri-town dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 1

Line dance with friends, 9 a.m. Ombudsman meeting, 10 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. 4th of July celebration, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Knitting with Woodie, 12:30 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo with George, 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2 Tai Chi, 10:15 a.m. Lunch, noon Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Ice cream trip to Uncle Louie’s, 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 3 Center closed. 4th of July weekend.

Free benefit screenings AARP Connecticut recently announced that RSVP of South Central Connecticut will be offering free benefits screenings to individuals age 60 and older. The screening, provided through AARP Foundation Benefits QuickLINK is private, free, and confidential. Documentation is not required. The screening is geared to help older adults determine if they are receiving all the benefits to which they are entitled, including prescription drugs, energy assistance, financial assistance and more. Please contact the screening location directly to schedule an appointment and plan to bring the following information with you: 1) Monthly income (pension, social security, dividends and interest) 2) Monthly expenses (heating, gas, electricity, water, telephone, rent or mortgage payments, medical expenses not covered by insurance) 3) Asset information (savings, estimated value of home and car, life insurance benefits) 4) A list of all current prescriptions Free screenings will be available at the North Haven Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, North Haven, by appointment. (CHOICES counseling is also available). Call (203) 239-5432. For questions or additional information, please call Maureen Egan, RSVP Program Specialist at (203) 752-3059.


Friday, June 26, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen It was a celebration of 13 years in the North Haven school system for graduates on Tuesday. The class of 2009 was the first to enter the new high school building in 2005.

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Citizen photos by Kyle Swartz

Above, North Haven High School’s class of 2009 - including Kelly Bennett, Kate Bennett, Jessica Beauton, and Vincent Battista - entered the ceremony to the classic graduation procession of “Pomp and Circumstance.”

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seniors had the chance to speak at the occasion by submitting speeches, and Grilo’s was chosen to be read. “The diplomas that were handed to us today are our tickets,” she said. “They open doors for us, but it is our job to step through those doors. Our job is not over here. It begins here.” “I hope that we keep one thing in common,” Grilo continued, “that we use the opportunity that has been given to us to help others.” Grilo also advised her classmates to seek physical achievements in the digital era. “In an age dominated by reality TV shows and Facebook, I hope that we as a class can make a promise to build real relationships and form real connections,” she said. And with that, it was time to disperse the diplomas. One at a time, the graduating class ascended the graduation stage to pose for photos with principal Russell Dallai, and 2009 class advisers Catherine Rosano and Christian Johnson, and receive the piece of paper that represented over a decade of hard work in the North Haven school system. Although Dallai requested silence until the end of the procession, overexcited parents, relatives, and friends let loose intermittent air horn blasts and shouts of exultation. Finally, after Dallai and his helpers worked their way from Anthony Abate to Hector Zamora, the principal had the privilege of seeing off the class of 2009. “It’s bittersweet to see you go,” he said, and then announced the seniors as official graduates of North Haven High School. The new alumni chucked flowers skywards and exchanged tearful embraces, their first acts in the next chapter of their lives.


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Stephen. “Today, you celebrate.” The audience packed the bleachers and extra rows of chairs set up to midfield. Parents jockeyed for position for a chance to snap photographs, impeded by restraining ropes that blocked off the graduation staging area. The inclement weather held off just long enough for the seniors to snag their diplomas under the sun, but not before several speakers offered bon voyage luck, praise, and advice. “Frank Lloyd Wright said, ‘I know the price of success dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen,’” said Superintendent Sara-Jane Querfeld, quoting the 20th century architect. “I believe this explains the class of 2009.” Querfeld complimented the 2009 class’ accomplishments, which included precollege studies at Yale University, two invites to Ivyleague schools, musical and artistic awards, and multiple conference and state championships in athletics. Querfeld also noted the seniors’ community service. “The class volunteered hundreds of hours in the community,” she said. “They are exemplary role models for the young children.” In closing, Querfeld quoted 19th century essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Do not go where the path may lead,” she said, “go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” The graduating class’ high school tenure coincided with the first four years of the new secondary education building, a fact not lost upon class president Davon Darden. “It was our class that opened the

beautiful new building as freshman,” he said, “and it has served us well.” When his class entered the new high school in 2005, Darden and his peers came under a new scholastic maxim. “It is the mission of NHHS, in collaboration with parents and the community, to help students become responsible, educated, and productive citizens who can thrive in this ever-changing world,” Darden said, adding “I come back to this question for my classmates – have we succeeded with the mission of our school? I say yes.” As the wind bounced his tassel against his face, Darden thanked his class and bid them well. “I wish my fellow graduates great luck in all your future endeavors, and I encourage you to apply your mission of continued learning toward success in your life-long goals,” he said. “You leave NHHS with a sound education,” said Assistant Superintendent Patricia Brozek. “Be forever grateful for your parents and the community, for this school and the opportunities it afforded.” Class valedictorian Fiona Wood pointed out that the 2009 national graduating class was the largest ever, with 3.2 million high school seniors. The plentiful number, she said, afforded the class a great opportunity to improve their world. “In the next few years, as we figure out what we want to do with our lives, keep in mind that there are many great problems to solve all over the world,” she said. “We must work together to leave the world a better place than it was when we arrived.” After senior members of the select and concert choirs performed an a capella rendition of The Beatles’ “In My Life,” class salutatorian Stephanie Grilo addressed the crowd. The graduating

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By Davon Dardon, Class of 2009 President “It is the mission of NHHS, in collaboration with, parents and the community, to help students become responsible, educated, and productive citizens who can thrive in an ever-changing world.” Have we all accomplished the goal of the mission statement of North Haven High School? To my fellow classmates of 2009 — what an amazing four years! It has been filled with laughter, good times, and of course hard work. It was our class that opened this beautiful new building as freshmen on Sept. 8, 2005, and it has served us well. Year by year, we have applied this mission for high learning and success to our advantage. We have empowered our minds. We have succeeded in challenges. We have evolved into young adults with a desire for success. We have developed a new outlook on life: a new attitude of determination,

pride, and success. Not only did this mission to succeed empower our minds. It also put us all in the lime light—at Prom 2009 we walked the red carpet with pride. Next our mission took us all to the sunny hills of Holiday Hill for our senior picnic where we enjoyed each other’s company and celebrated the many accomplishments of the last four years. This mission also got us all here today—to graduation 2009! On behalf of the Class of 2009, thank you to the Board of Education, administration, and teachers for their dedication to our class. Thank you to our class advisors, Mrs. Rosano and Mr. Johnson for the amazing events and fundraisers and countless hours of work they have done on our behalf. Thank you to my fellow class officers, Vice President Kelly Halkyard, Secretary Min Young Song; and Treasurer, Drake Smith, our class, thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to your class. And finally,

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thy causes. Our efforts have always been rewarding. After today, many of us will be moving to new communities, but we will be needed wherever we go. In the next few years, as we figure out what we want to do with our lives, keep in mind that there are many great problems to solve all over the world. We must work together to leave the world a better place than it was when we arrived. You may have heard the question “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” If we haven’t made our world a better place to live in whatever way we can, were we ever really here? We will remain undaunted, we will be resilient, and we will make our country and our world better places to live because we are the mighty class of 2009!

Class of 2009 is largest graduating class ever Diplomas are By Fiona Wood, 2009 tickets to a new Valedictorian journey To my fellow classmates, our families, friends, and the faculty and administrators of North Haven High School: The class of 2009 has the distinction of being the largest high school class to have ever graduated in the United States. At 3.2 million strong, we are the new hope for our country and our world. The challenges our country currently faces may seem daunting, but challenges always demand the best from us. They force us to think outside the box, and find new ways to solve problems. There is no doubt that we will emerge from this period wiser and more resilient. Many of our parents and grandparents, here with us today, also lived through difficult times, and their experiences taught them to appreciate the things that really matter: our families, friends, and communities. At North Haven High School, we learned how to serve our community. We have reached out to senior citizens, children, and individuals with disabilities, and have raised money for wor-

By Stephanie Grilo, 2009 Salutatorian Good afternoon everyone, thank you for coming. I would like to thank our faculty, administration, the Board of Education, Ms. Querfeld, and other distinguished guests for their unyielding support throughout our four years of high school. To parents and families of graduating seniors — congratulations, we could not have done it without you. Most importantly congratulations to our class — the class of 2009. Today we stand here with our diplomas. We have received these coveted diplomas after a lot of hard work and dedication, and each and every one of us should be proud of our accomplishments thus far. But these diplomas are more than just a piece of paper, and they come with responsibility. The diplomas that were handed to us today are our tickets. They are our tickets to start another journey, another part of our lives. These tickets can bring us anywhere, but not by themselves. They open many

doors for us, but it is our job to step through those doors. Our job is not over here, it begins here. There are many people who are never granted the opportunity to be educated. I hope that every one of us realizes the value of the ticket we earned, and appreciates the people who have given us this great gift. Our teachers, parents, and administrators cannot do any more for us; now it’s up to us. Each one of the tickets received today is unique. However, I hope that we keep one thing in common — that we use the opportunity that has been given to us to help others. Looking out on our class today I could not be more sure that this is a group of students who can make a difference in the world. That difference can come in many forms — we are among us, future teachers, doctors, lawyers, parents, volunteers, world travelers, actors, coaches and friends. If each one of us finds a way to contribute we have the potential to do great things and make a difference. In an age dominated by reality TV shows and Facebook – I hope that we as a class can make a promise to build real relationships and form real connections. Some final thoughts to my classmates, over the past four years we have built a foundation that we can stand on for the rest of our lives. That foundation is made up of lessons we have learned within these walls and beyond them. We have formed friendships that will last a life time, and have made mistakes that we will hopefully learn from and not make again. I wish each and every one of you success and most importantly happiness in wherever the rest of your life takes you. Congratulations! We have a lot to be proud of and have fun — we’ve earned it!


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Graduation 2009 North Haven High School graduates Class of 2009 Anthony Abate, James Albert, Luis Alfonzo, Alexander Allouche, Marissa Amarone, Melanie Amodio, Andrew Anastasio, David Anderson, Angelo Annunziata, Zachary Back, Erica Bacon, Lilia Baker, Oladapo Balogun, Anna Bank, Elizabeth Baptie, Matthew Baransky, Michael Baraquin, Frank Barbiero, Angelica Barcsansky, Anthony Barone, Vincent Battista, Jessica Beauton, Kate Bennett, Kelly Bennett, Amy Berarducci, Ashley Biase, Alyssa Biller, Christopher Bonilla, Jaimie Bosco, Jonathan Brenner, John Broccoli, Kelly Brockett, Kayleigh Brooks, Geoffrey Brown, Steven Brown, Melanie Brozek, Kaitlyn Bruneau, Anna Bujalski, Keri Burns, Alex Calechman, Joseph Capriglione, Russell Caprio, Corrine Carman, Tenevia Carter, Gregory Castelli, Nicole Cavallaro, Jillian Ceballos, Nicolle Ceneri, Charles Christoforo, Stefania Ciarleglio, Russell Claver-Obinna, Sequan Clemons, Trisha Clini, Lindsay Cocco, Charlotte Cohane, Samantha Cole, Andrew Consiglio, Alessa Contento, Maria Cook, Philip Cooper, Christopher Cote, Kelly Coughlin, Brenden Creacy, Alyssa Cretella, Megan Criscio, Samantha Criscuolo, Zachary Criscuolo, Jeremy Croll, Yvonne Crowley, Jennifer Cruver, Robert Cummiskey, Christopher Cusano, Brian Dagliere, Angela Daigle, Christine D’Amato, Gabrielle D’Amico, Alessandra Daniele, Davon Darden, Nicole Davis, James Dean, Ashley DeCola, Andrew DeCusati, Frank DeCusati, Kristina DeFilippo, Cristal DeLeon, Amaya Delerme, Christopher DeLuca, Matthew DeMarco, Alyson DeMauro, Christina DePino, Alexandra D’Errico, Bruce Devlin, Stephen DiCapua, Erin Dinneen, John Dockendorff, Lauren Dufour, Tim-

othy Dzialo, Conner Early, Emily Epler, Aleah Evenstad, Stephanie Ferraiolo, Maria Finoia, John Fiore, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Flagg, Samuel Frei, Michael Friello, Kevin Fuggi, Angela Fusco, Nicholas Gambardella, Peter Gantos, Olivia Rose Gargano, Bree Garrison, Nadyna Gaudio, Justin Gaudioso, ,Matthew Geoffino, Emily Giskin, Christianne Glenn-Long, Matthew Goodkin, Rebecca Gordon, Edward Gosney, Raquel Gray, Rachael Green, Stephanie Grilo, Colleen Guckian, Kelly Halkyard, Amanda Hall, Brandon Harder, Erin Hegarty, Kimberly Hentz, Spencer Heyl, Barbara Hoffman, Suki Hood, George Hotton, Sheila Huggins, Steven Iezzi, Michael Improta, Adam Iskra, Serena Jackson, Eric Jacques, Amanda James, Mathew Jennings, Ieisha Johnson, Rebecca Jordan, Erica Kaliszewski, Pelin Kangal, Zoltan Kanyo, Eric Karacsonyi, ,Alanna Katz, Zachary Kenney, Abdul Khan, Wonjae Kil, Michael Kilmartin, Christina Kim, Olivia Kiraly, Nicole Konopka, Andrew Kruse, Jaclyn Kusmit, Joshua La France, Elizabeth Lafond, Aaron Lefland, Beth Lennon, John Lesko, Reggie Li, Lisa Liquori, Shelby Logan, Silvana Lopez, Christa Lorusso, Chelsea Madonna, Joseph Maher, Erin Maratea, Michelle Marenna, Emma Marshall, Lauren Martorelli, Nicole Mason, Victor Massaro, Joseph Massella, Mathew Maturo, Dennis Mautner, Bianca McClain, Corrine McDonald, Kailee McEvoy, LaToya McFarland, James McGrath, Valerie Melotto, Briceyda Meneses, Lisa Merwin, Taylor Middagh, Gerald Mikolinski, Colin Miller, Brett Minichiello, Michael Minotti, Kelly Morrone, Sean Mumford, Marc Murano, Ryan Murcko, Patryce Murphy, Nicole Naples, Jennifer Nastri, Brittany Nazario, David Neleber, Christopher Neleber, Kim-

berly Noel, Thomas Nolan, Hope Notaro, Gabriella Nye, Kathrin Nye, Daniel Oakes, Kelsey O’Brien, Kenechukwu Okwuosa, Alberto Ortiz, Kaileigh Osborne, Luis Pagan, Arianna Palmer, Arthur Palmer, Audrey Palmieri, Thomas Palmucci, Michael Pappas, Jalak Patel, Charles Pieper, Nicholas Pisani, Luc Pollard, Francisco Ponce, Joshua Potvin, Daniel Priebe, Michael Proto, William Provenzano, Kyle Pullano, Matthew Puzycki, Thomas Quigley, Thomas Quinn, Jaclyn Ragozzino, Nicole Ranciato, Brytani Randlett, Courtney Reynolds, Janitza Rivera, Mercilla Roach, Christina Roberts, Steven Roberts, Jenna Rodelsturtz, Elvin Rodriguez, Henry Rodriguez, Samuel Rodriguez, Hilary Rose, Christine Rossi, Pauline Roxas, Brittany Roy, Samantha Rudewicz, Steven Rudewicz, Jelani Sancho, Daniel Sardilli, Jennifer Saslow, Mary Savenelli, Neeloufar Sayadi, Antonio Scarano, Justine Scarborough, David Schettino, Danielle Schioppo, Matthew Schloemann, James Schwartz, Alexander Seneco, Arielle Sharma, Chelsea Shaw, Jeison Sicha, Adam Sigovitch, Justin Simon, Drake Smith, Jynnelle Smith, Sarah Smith, Michael Sola, Juhyeon Song, MinYoung Song, Joseph Sorrentino, Cassandra Spadory, Krista Spalding, Julie Sullivan, Michael Swanson, Rebecca Tabak, Kelly Tangney, Shirley Tapper, Andrew Timothy, Caitlin Tischler, Lamar Toles, Kristen Tomlan, Joshua Tong, Samantha Torres, Alisia Toscano, Lyly Tran, Anthony Trischitti, Brittany Umsteadt, Alissandra Usher, Jeffrey Vidal, Aaron Volain, Tyler Wack, Ryan Wagner, Kristyn Ward, Benjamin Weidner, Caroline Weinbach, Evan Welch, Douglas White, Michelle Wingreen, Kevin Withington, Bryan Wolfe, Fiona Wood, William Woodruff, Hector Zamora

The following are the top 10 graduates of North Haven High School and their plans for college: 1. Fiona Wood, Harvard University 2. Stephanie Grilo, Columbia University 3. MinYoung Song, Tufts University 4. Anna Bujalski, Boston College 5. Drake Smith, University of Southern California 6. Melanie Amodio, University of Connecticut 7. Christianne Glenn-Long, University of Connecticut 8. Arielle Sharma, Boston University 9. Geoffrey Brown, Northeastern University 10. Jalak Patel, University of Connecticut

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Graduation 2009 Clockwise from top left: Stephanie Grilo, the 2009 Salutatorian, addresses her classmates at the June 23 graduation ceremony; Kristen Tomlan waves to her mom after receiving her diploma; Student Council President Drake Smith and Vice President James Albert Jr. walk in the procession; principal Russell Dallai presents Dan Oakes with his diploma; and Class of 2009 president Davon Darden gives his address.

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Clockwise from top left: Alisa Toscano is all smiles as she heads back to her seat with her diploma; principal Russell Dallai presents Ken Okwuosa with his diploma; Andrew Anastasio, David Anderson, and Angelo Annunziata at the graduation ceremony; Fiona Wood after receiving her diploma; and Matt DeMarco walks among his fellow 2009 classmates in the ceremonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s procession.

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Girls U12 rec team ties Clinton 4-4 despite a hat trick from Bouffard

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The North Haven U12 girls rec team played a good game against Clinton on June 6 at Rock Road field in North Haven. The game ended in a 4-4 tie. Victoria Bouffard, pictured at left and above, scored three goals for a hat trick in the match. Also pictured above, number 15, Sophie Bates.

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Boys tie Branford Irish Road Race

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The North Haven U12 competition team traveled to Flax Mill Field to take on the Branford U12 premier team on June 13. The game ended in a 3-3 tie. Top, North Haven defender Mikey DellaValle stops the advance of a Branford player while defender Frankie Scarano looks on. Above, Joao Avila, number eight, scores a goal.

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 (often referred to as 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. T-shirts 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,

Golf-Tennis Open 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

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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. Part VIIII When Jesse, David, and I entered the tavern, 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. At that moment, Mrs. Andrews had returned from visiting a sick neighbor and upon seeing the condition Grace was in, she ordered Jesse to go get Dr. Foote. David carried Grace upstairs to her room while Mrs. Andrews and I followed from behind. David put Grace in her bed and Mrs. Andrews placed a wet cloth on her forehead. Grace’s eyes were open and looking up at the ceiling, but she did not speak a word. My doll was still in her hand. Mrs. Andrews explained to David and me that it appeared Grace had suffered a stroke. She recalled that her father displayed similar symptoms when he had a stroke, and he died two weeks later. When Dr. Foote arrived, he examined Grace and confirmed that she was indeed suffering from a stroke because the left side of her face was crooked. Upon hearing the news, I began to weep. David comforted me by embracing me with his strong arms wrapped around me. Mrs. Andrews told me to have faith and keep good thoughts about Grace’s recovery. Dr. Foote suggested that we watch her closely during the night and if possible, we would move her to his home the next day where he and his wife could care for her. David offered to stay and assist Mrs. Andrews and Jesse with the supper crowd. I sat in a chair next to

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Patriots and Scoundrels Grace’s bed and I watched over her trying my best to keep from crying but tears leaked from my eyes and rolled down my cheeks from time to time. By seeing Grace in her condition, I was reminded of when I sat by my mother’s bedside when she was sick with the fever, and helplessly watched as the life drained out of her. While I was attending to Grace, unbeknownst to me, Mr. Higgins was hiding in the woods behind the tavern just watching and waiting in the shadows of the night. The next morning we took Grace by wagon to Dr. Foote’s home. I did not want to leave, but Mrs. Andrews assured me that Grace was in good hands and Dr. Foote’s house was a more appropriate place for her to be than upstairs from the tavern where noise and commotion from customers may hinder or disturb her recovery. I told Dr. Foote that I would visit every day and he assured me that the door would always be open. When we returned to the tavern, Mrs. Andrews and I went inside while Jesse unhitched the team and brought the horses to the barn. I went straight to my room and sat on my bed in complete silence. A few minutes later I heard Mrs. Andrews calling me. “Charity, please come down here. You have visitors waiting to see you,” called Mrs. Andrews. I hurried down the stairs and to my surprise standing in the dining hall was Mrs. Kensington and a finely dressed gentleman who I was not acquainted with. Mrs. Kensington was dressed in a beautiful blue gown with elegant lace. “My dear Charity, let me introduce you to my close and dear friend Dr. Mitchell Greenville,” said Mrs. Kensington. Dr. Greenville was very charming and we engaged in polite conversation. Mrs. Andrews had told them about Grace and they expressed their concern that seemed genuine. Dr. Greenville told me that she was in good hands with Dr. Foote because he knew of Dr. Foote’s impeccable reputation as a physi-

cian. Mrs. Kensington then changed the conversation by extending an invitation to me to accompany Charlotte, Charles, and Colonel Parker to a fair that was taking place in New Haven. I thanked her for thinking of me, but I politely declined the invitation by telling her that Mrs. Andrews needed my help with the noon day crowd. Mrs. Andrews explained that she was not expecting a large turn out and insisted that I go because it would do me a world of good. Since I no longer had a legitimate excuse, I agreed to attend the fair. Mrs. Kensington said that she and Dr. Greenville had to return to Kensington Hall because she was expecting the arrival of a special guest but Charlotte, Charles, and the colonel were waiting for me outside. The next thing that I knew I was riding in a fancy carriage on my way to a fair with Charlotte Parker, her adorable nephew, and her villainous husband. At Singleton Lodge, Monsieur and Madame Monnerat were settling in at their new dwelling place. Monsieur Monnerat was attending to the task of making sure that the wine cellar was carefully stocked with the finest wines and champagne. Madame Monnerat was trying to get accustomed to her new surroundings that were somewhat disappointing in comparison to her beloved chateau in Paris. Although she longed to return there, she knew that if she and her husband would return it would lead them both to their tombs. Madame Monnerat was becoming increasingly agitated by her husband’s slow efforts in locating the Marquis de Lafayette and his family. She longed for the day when she could hold the Winfield Diamond in one hand and the treasure map in the other. While indulging in an afternoon cup of tea, her solitude was interrupted by her maid Louise who announced the arrival of a visitor. The visitor was Lydia Johnson. At first Madame Monnerat was not pleased or impressed to be visited by a commoner, especially a woman who was dressed in

farm attire, but her opinion soon changed when Lydia Johnson explained the purpose of her visit. She told Madame Monnerat that as a longtime resident of North Haven she was very well acquainted with practically everyone in town, and was also familiar with several people from New Haven. Upon hearing this, Madame Monnerat became very interested in her visitor. She offered Lydia a cup of tea and then they talked. During their conversation, Madame Monnerat learned that Lydia was a farmer’s wife, a midwife, and a seamstress. Monsieur Monnerat soon joined them and like his wife he was pleased to make Lydia’s acquaintance. After hearing her story, he made a suggestion that his wife hire Lydia as her personal seamstress. When the offer was made, Lydia did not hesitate to accept it. She told her new employers that they would be pleased with her labors and this was the perfect distraction she needed to take her mind off of her nephew Theodore’s death. After finishing her tea, she left. After she had departed, Monsieur Monnerat told his wife that although Lydia was not in their social class, she was much like them in many other ways. Madame Monnerat agreed and also speculated that her new seamstress would be very useful. They both laughed wickedly while contemplating their next move in finding the diamond and treasure map that they both avariciously longed to possess. I honestly enjoyed the afternoon at the fair. I not only had the opportunity to see several sights in New Haven, but also spent quality time with Charlotte, Charles, and the colonel. I have to say that the colonel was very attentive and enjoyable to be with. There were several times that I had to remind myself of his true wicked character. It was nearly supper time and Charlotte insisted that I dine with them at Kensington Hall. Outnumbered three to one, I accepted her offer. When we arrived at Kensington Hall, Charlotte went upstairs to change for dinner, the colonel went to tell the

servants to set another place at the table, and Charles and I engaged in a game of hide and seek. I counted while Charles went to hide, and when I had finished counting, I moved about the hallway and entered the drawing room where I eavesdropped on voices that I heard coming from the adjacent room. Mrs. Kensington and Colonel Parker were having a heated discussion. “How foolish it was of you to bring Mr. Kensington here. Once Charlotte finds out that her dead father is alive, she will be very angry at her mother dearest,” said Colonel Parker with a sarcastic tone in his voice. “Charlotte will never learn the truth about her father. It is for the best that she does not see him in his terrible condition. The fire has taken its toll upon him,” replied Mrs. Kensington. She then reminded the colonel of how disgusted she was by the crime that he, the Marquis, Monsieur Monnerat, William Singleton, and her husband committed. She also expressed contempt for their uncouth and vulgar behavior at a disreputable tavern in London that ended in disaster with the loss of a priceless diamond and treasure map. Mrs. Kensington warned the colonel that if Charlotte learns the truth, he would be very sorry. She then abruptly left the room. I did not want my presence known, but I sneezed and before I knew it the colonel came in the room and

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Relay For Life of Hamden/North Haven 2009 Honorary Chairpersons form of a successful business. Helping out makes him feel good. Sal has been married to his wife Ginny for 35 years and they have three children, Jason, Adam and Ashley. Sal enjoys spending time with his family, his grandchildren and friends. Christine (Chris) DellaCamera Wilson, a lifelong Hamden resident, has been coaching cheerleading at her alma mater, Hamden High School, since 1992. Coach Wilson instills in her team the importance of respect not only for themselves and their school, but for the community they live in. The idea of helping out in the community is one that has brought recognition and praise to the high school cheerleading program. The cheerleaders have ranked second in the nation for their community service at the high school level. Christine began to serve on the planning committees for everything from the Hamden Kids Holiday Toy Drive, to National Night Out and the M.L. Keefe Center Halloween parties with the Police Department, to Hamden’s first Relay in 2001. She and the cheerleading team volunteer ever year. Christine’s involvement in Hamden reaches far beyond her dedication to community service. She has been a school crossing guard since 2002. She also serves on the Republican Town Committee. She is the proud mother of Kimberly Wilson, an elementary school teacher in New Haven. Ann DeMatteo, another Hamden native and journalist for the New Haven Register for the past 31 years, has


crystal blue eyes that were most attractive. The stranger pressed his foot upon the colonel’s throat and then spoke to me. “Are you all right, Miss,” he asked. Before I could answer, Mrs. Kensington returned to the room and with a look of vexation upon her face, she demanded an explanation for what was taking place. Suddenly I felt like a fly trapped in a spider’s web, but this web was spun out of deceit, deception, and treachery. To be continued…

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upon seeing me, he grabbed and shoved me in a chair. He then clutched my wrists tightly while placing his boots heavily upon my feet so that I could not escape. As he got in my face, I suddenly saw two hands come from behind the colonel grabbing him and throwing him to the floor. As I glanced up, I found myself looking at a dashing stranger with very broad shoulders, dark hair, and

been covering Hamden and North Haven. She is an award-winning journalist who has written various stories about environmental and cancer-related issues, including the bladder cancer connection to the former Upjohn Company plant, and the brain cancer cluster study currently underway for 250,000 current and former employees of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Ann is the Honorary Can-

cer Survivor Chairperson for this year’s Relay. Diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2008, her cancer journey began after she felt a large lump in her right breast. She has been through chemotherapy, three surgeries with more to come, radiation and is currently on hormonal therapy. She has turned her diagnosis into a platform for public education through her column, “Inspirations,” which appears in the Living section of

the Sunday New Haven Register. In her spare time, Ann enjoys being with her boyfriend, friends and family, especially her twin niece and nephew. Her hobbies include singing karaoke, taking part in community events and being an officer with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation, a non-profit organization that raises college scholarship money for young women.

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The Planning Committee of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hamden/North Haven is pleased to announce the three honorary chairpersons for this year’s event. The ninth annual Relay For Life of Hamden/North Haven is a 24-hour community walking event which will take place at Quinnipiac University. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, and concludes at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 28. This year’s honorary chairpersons have all been involved in the Relay For Life for many years with unyielding support and commitment to the American Cancer Society and in the crusade against cancer. They are Sal Mazzaro of North Haven, Christine Wilson of Hamden and Ann DeMatteo, our Honorary Cancer Survivor chair and Hamden resident. Sal Mazzaro is a longtime North Haven resident and restaurant owner in North Haven for the past 28 years. Sal is the owner of J-Roos Restaurant & Bar, a familyrun business at 249 State St. Sal has been a huge supporter of town of North Haven functions, including Concerts on the Green, Earth Day, the North Haven Fair and school and pageant functions. Sal and his family have a very personal connection to cancer and continue their support and participation in honor of his niece. Sal and his family have made a huge difference within the community with their continued support and generosity. He believes that his generosity comes back to him in the

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“Health care shouldn’t depend on what people can afford,” Morrow said. “Rather, it should be provided without question.” Connecticut AARP advocacy director John Erlingheuser said that there are currently 630,000 members of the organization in the state, most aged between 50 and 64, and that when that age group loses health care, it is extremely difficult to reacquire coverage. “They either cannot afford it or are denied,”

Erlingheuser said. “The AARP has made health care reform a top concern in the state and the country.” Connecticut Education Association president Phil Apruzzese reminded the audience of the uncovered children of parents who cannot afford health care. “There is nothing worse than having in your classroom a student without health care,” he said. Both health care bills have been passed by the Connecticut House and Senate and are expected to arrive in Rell’s office after June 22. The governor will then have 15 days to sign or veto the legislation. As the rally ended,

Fontana called for those in attendance to contact Rell’s office in support of the health care reform bills. “I pray these bills get passed,” Fabianski said. “I really do.” Gov. Rell’s office can be contacted at 1-800-406-1527 or

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Joseph & Patricia Cullen 107 Blakeslee Avenue North Haven, CT 06473 All items belonging to the above party will be disposed of at 11:30 A.M. that same day if no sale is made at auction. There will be no exceptions made whatsoever. Dated at this 22nd day of June 2009. Town of North Haven Welfare Department LOST & FOUND

TAG SALES TAG SALES NORTH HAVEN- Multi-family. Cleaned the attic! Something for everyone. Sat. 6/27 & Sun. 6/28, 8am-1pm. 70 Drazen Dr.

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Postponed to the July 16, 2009 meeting the application of Marion Carney, Owner and Applicant, relative to 25 Van Rose Drive, (Map 33, Lot 145), per Section, requesting a 1.21' side yard variance to allow a 8.79' side yard where 10' is required, and an aggregate side yard variance of12.97' to permit an aggregate side yard of 12.03' where 25' is required. R- 12 Zoning District.

FORD Taurus 1999 Loaded, very good cond. $1750. SATURN 4 door 2002. 77k. Runs great! $3350. PLYMOUTH Sundance 1991 58k $1650. ( 203) 213-1142 2002 ACURA TL-S FWD Silver, 5-Spd Auto, 93,800 miles. Excellent condition, new tires & brakes, looks and runs like new! Heated leather seats w/memory, moonroof, Bose 6CD, HomeLink, steering cntls, HID headlamps, remote entry. $8500 Orig owner 860635-2477.

Approved the application of Daniel J. Orth, IV, Applicant, Daniel J. Orth, III, Owner, relative to 5 North Hill Road, (Map 39, Lot 20), per Section, requesting a 27' front yard variance to permit a 23' front yard setback where 50' is required. R-40 Zoning District. Subject to conditions.

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LOST Cell phone. Somewhere between Old Gate & Allen Ave area. Motorola in black leather case. If found, please call (203) 440-0488 LOST-Female half Chihuahua half Weiner, all black w/purple collar. Missing since 6/16 between the hours of 1pm2pm. Vicinity of Old Turnpike Rd., Southington. The family would like to be reunited with her. Call 860-628-2981 LOST: Set of keys, 2 small, 1 large and white heart. Call 860344-9128 LOST: Siamese cat cream with chocolate markings. Vicinity of Glen View Road, Greenbrier Road and Yale Avenue. Please call 203-238-4978



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OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme 1992 sedan. Auto. White AM/FM/CD player. Roof rack. 122k Runs great! Best offer. Call 203-265-4489 between 1-9PM. 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

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FORD TAURUS 1996 Fully loaded. Excellent condition in & out. Many new parts, 120K. $1800 or best offer. Call (860) 349-3157

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BUICK Regal LS 1998 Very clean inside and out. Driven daily. Needs nothing. $1300. Call (203) 238-3836.

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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

FOR SALE AT BEST OFFER SUZUKI GS 450T Motorcycle 1981 FORD Thunderbird 1969 COLUMBIAN Celebrity 16’ Boat 1965 Call Val (203) 634-0077

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

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.


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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

KITTENS Males & females. Litter box trained. Free to good homes. Call after 5pm (203) 2378318. 12 Pasco Street, Meriden. LAB PUPPIES. Yellow, Chocolate & Black, AKC, raised with children. Ready June 22, $700. Call (203) 631-9386 MALE black rabbit $30 includes cage Call 203 427 7875

LAWN & GARDEN 48” EAGLE STAR Walk behind Mower. $800 or best offer. Call after 4pm (203) 379-6163 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

PETS & LIVESTOCK AFFECTIONATE Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, 7 mos. Lap dog, loves children. Shots current. $250 OBO to good home. 203-623-5640.

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 HOSTAS, $3.50/pot, 2 plants per pot. Call 860-621-2928, leave message. MURRAY G.T. Garden Tractor 18 HP, 46” Mowing Deck. 5 Speed shift. Runs great. Asking $550. Call for info. (203) 235-3337

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES BLUE couch & loveseat, $200. Set of lamps, $20, kitchen set, white & oak, $150. Bank desk, $125. 6pc rock maple BR set from VT, $350. Frigidaire antique stove, $400. Call after 5pm 203-2354988 DREXEL Heritage Sofa- excellent condition, floral pattern $950.00. Call 203.248.5982

END tables (2) rock maple. Good condition. $25. Crown Victoria dishes set of 8, 45pc in all. Like new. $50 or best offer. Call 203-634-7709 ENTERTAINMENT Center, wood, glass doors. $99. Call 203-235-1021. FOR SALE: Solid Oak Dining Room Set, Queen Anne Style, China Cabinet 64”W 80”H 19”D, Matching Table 2 Leaves and 6 Chairs, Table Pads, Ex. Cond. $500 or B/O. 203-2135442. FUTON, pine hutch and cedar chest $100. Call (860)828-1761

Genuine Disney 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

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MOVING! Full bed w/mattress, box spring, headboard, 2 sheet set, comforter, like new, $250. Refrig, good cond, $100. 30in TV, like new, $150. Dining hutch, $250. Stove, good cond, $100. Detachable dishwasher, $100. Outside furniture set, 6 chairs, 2 glass tables, 2 ottoman w/cushions, good cond, $250. Maternity rocking chair, $75. Elliptical machine, paid $400, sell $175.....much more! Call 203752-7841 after 5pm

COCKATIEL or parrot cage with stand 24x24x32. top opens. Never used. $85 PUPPY or small animal playpen 48x48x42. Portable use indoors or out. Used once. $50 203-630-0290

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NEW QUEEN Mattress set in original plastic. $240.00 Call 860 584-5298

27 INCH RCA TV. Great condition. $100 or best offer. Call(203)444-5714.

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SOFA TABLE - Bronze finish, glass insert sofa table. 42x17x30. $75. (203) 630-1161

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SOLID oak entertainment center Excellent condition. Org. $600. Asking $300 or best offer. Call 203-237-6497

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2 HAVAHEART box traps, good condition, $10 each. Call (203) 269-8925 $25.00 wooden round outdoor cooler- call 860.349.3240 FISHER PRICE Childs bed rail (blue) $9. 203-639-0835

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 PAUL MCCARTNEY Tickets Floor Seats-11th Row July 17th at Citifield $1000.00 or B/O 203-887-7183 40+ BRADFORD EXCHANGE Collector plates with papers. Unopened. $100. (203) 634-0048 40+ vintage cameras 1940-1980 $100.00 please call (203)6399007 ADVERTISE your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 12 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 1000 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-4862466 or go to: BABY EXERSAUCER Keep baby in one spot to play. $25. (203) 626-5419 BALLY 8 ball Champ pinball machine, reconditioned, $1,350. Ms. Pac Man video game, $750. Donkey Kong video game, $500. AMI CD junkbox, $900. 860-223-0936 CANON EOS Rebel 2000 35mm SLR Camera Body w/strap $80. 203-294-1872 CASSETTES 400, wide variety, Fifty’s, Big Band, Coutry music & more! $50/OBO. 203-440-3919 CHANDELIER – Brass w/ frosted glass. 24”, 7 bulbs. $40. 860919-6566. CHILD’S wagon, Step 2, like new. $20. CEILING Fan, Aloha Breeze, 52”, 3 speed, new in box. $20. Call 203-440-3919 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203630-0841

FILL, TOPSOIL & TRUCKING AVAILABLE. Call 860-346-3226 FREE-Collection of Encyclopedia World Books w/additional Year Book copies. 203-237-1105 FULL SIZE Bed Bennington Pine Cannonball poster bed. $50. 2 red wood patio chairs with cushions and a redwood side table. $25. Call (860) 621-2928

HUTCH From the 1960’s. 3 drawer, 3 door. 50”L x 75”H. 19” D. $100 KENWOOD Speakers - 3 way tower speakers, 140 watts, black. $75. (203) 626-5419

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. LITTLE TIKES Cozy Coupe Car $15.00 Call 203-634-8389 (4x) until 7pm ORCHARD SPRAYER, Solo, back pack, gas engine. Can be used as leaf blower. $250. (203) 237-6031 PORTABLE 10” table saw with guide and square. $35. (203) 235-3142 PRADA PURSE. Used. $50. Call Tara 203-427-7237. QUANTARAY 70-300 Autofocus Zoon Lens for Canon AF $100. 203-294-1872


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


WLFD-Upscale Condo 3 full baths, granite & tile, custom window treatments, patio & deck. Perfect for home office. No pets. $1,800/mo + utils. 203-671-6979

ALWAYS BUYING Old, used & woodworking, machinists & misc handtools & tool chests. Honest offers made at your home. Please write this number down and call Cory 860-345-8539 . ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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

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

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PIANO- Yamaha, Clavanova, including bench, very good condition. Paid $1400, asking $500. Please call 860-628-7860 PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Exp’d. music teacher. Call Miss Sarah at 203-235-1546 Summer openings avail.



REI New 2-person back-packers tent. List $180, now $50. (203)265-3519

LADIES size 10 clothing Exc cond! $100/all. Call 203-213-5193

SHOWER doors replacement 56” textured tempered glass $20/set. Call 860-628-8811


SHUTTERS - ext wood. 15 pairs, refinishing needed. $75. Call 203-379-0619

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 UMBRELLA-LARGE, FOR PATIO TABLE. LIKE NEW. $20. CALL 203-265-7186

WOODEN playset; swings, slide, sandbox, fort w/ladder. $85. Call 203-265-3427

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 or 203269-7875


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

POWERLIFT basketball hoop, hydraulic adj, portable. $99.99 203.238.7753 RIFLE/BOW storage cases $100 203-440-4368

A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-3177891

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS RIBBIT: Above ground automatic pool cleaner with hose. $100 860-828-3251. THE “BUG”, pool robotic cleaning, BUG & Hoses $60.00 Call 203-238-3987

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144


COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-6183765

APC Rolling Laptop case, power ready, multiple pockets & dividers. TC1900RBN $45 203-235-7446


DURHAM Ranch, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1000 sq ft. 2 decks, 2 car garage. Lg private yard, scenic views. $1500 month, 2 months sec + util (all electr). No pets. 860.663.2566 8am10am WLFD 3-4BR. 2 full baths. Hdwd flrs, WD hkup, DW. Nice loc., double driveway. No pets. 203- 284-2077 or 203-654-6190

TV SYMPHONIC 13inch good cond $50 best offer. 203-4277243

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 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn studio, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 MERIDEN & WLFD 1BR apts for rent. Starting at $625 and $785 some include heat & hot water. (203)213-6175 or 203-376-2160 MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street Studio $575. HT/HW included No pets. 860-246-0613


MERIDEN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450 include utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1st floor efficiency apartment $550. Heat & HW included. (203) 440-0555 MERIDEN 2 Bedroom Apartment. Brand new. Must See! 2nd floor-$850. 3rd Floor- $800. No pets. Security. (203) 265-5980 Lisa

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 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 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm.

MERIDEN Eastgate Commons 2 BR, completely remodeled. $800/month. 2 months security. (203) 605-8591

MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841

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 Newly renovated apts. 1st fl, 2BR. 2nd & 3rd Fl, 4 BR. Avail July 15. No pets. No smoking. Section 8 approved. 203-623-4749. Agent Related. MERIDEN, 7rm, 2bdrm, 2bath 1400+ sqft FP, built-ins, HDWD floors, W/D HU, 2nd floor $1100+$1100 sec. 203-4400707 MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2-3 BEDROOMS Totally renovated. $900/month. Owner (860) 450-2556 MERIDEN- 3BR, 2nd fl. Newer appliances. Off st. parking. $895 + utils. No pets. Sect 8 approved. Marc 203-815-8335 MERIDEN- A Must see! Spacious 4BR, 2nd flr. Eat in kitchen, hdwd flrs, new carpet. $1150. Call 203-996-9810 MERIDEN- Hubbard Park- 2BR, central air/heat. 775 West Main St. $925/mo. Tony 203213-8468/ 203-296-4975

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



NIKON Coolpix 5600. $20 Decent condition. Call (203)815-3002 leave message.

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

MERIDEN Clean, quiet, 1BR, 3rd Flr. New appliances & carpeting. Security/lease. $500/mo. Available July 1. (860) 349-9085


NEW Audiovox Sports Scner Recver/GMRS 2way radio. $25. (203)265-3519



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

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-Free Rent 1st month. 1BR $575/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 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- 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 & 2 bedroom Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $730-$925/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd FL. $685. Stove, refrig & dishwasher. Off street parking. Balcony. No smoking. No pets. Credit check. 203-269-9149 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse Apt. LR/DR Combo. W/D Hookup. Deck. Sec Dep $925 Available July 1st 203-535-3487 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse Apt. LR/DR Combo. W/D Hookup. Deck. Sec Dep $925 Available July 1st 203-535-3487 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 2BR,1 bath. $850/mo. Laundry, refurbished/new windows. Great Location. Walking dist to downtown. 203-764-0160. WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor, 2 BR, Lg rooms. Clean. Laundry Room, Trash Pick-Up. No pets. Security deposit. $850/month. (203) 265-5980 Lisa


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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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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Beautiful Loca tion, N. Main St. Attractive 5 Rms w/attic space. 2nd flr. A must see! No smoking. $1300 /mo, sec & refs. (203) 269-7671

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

WALLINGFORD Spacious 4 rooms, 3rd floor, hardwood floors, nice area. Available 8/1. No pets. References required. $800. 203-868-1087

MERIDEN-Furnished room for rent. All utils. Shared new kit., bathrm, off-st-parking. $550/mo. Call 203-500-0608

WALLINGFORD- 1BR, Choate School area, 3 rms, 3rd flr incl. heat, appliances, garage. $725 + security & references. Call (203) 269-2575 or 203-488-5409

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

WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio and 2 rm apts available. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD. 1BR apt, nice location, off st parking. No pets/smoking. $700/mo+sec. Call 203-284-2103

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WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770 WLFD-South Whittlesey Ave, 2BR, 1 bath, 5Rms, 2nd flr sunporch, appls, carpet, W/D hkup. $1025. 3rd flr, 1BR, 1 bath, totally remodeled, skylight, appls, carpet, $780. 203-281-4582 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


VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS 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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN- Storage space for boxes, medical records, etc. No cars. Call (917) 386-3630

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


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STORAGE SPACE 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.

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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.

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919

Call 877-238-1953 MERIDEN $325,000 4 1BR units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details. Call Annemarie 203-235-3300


Meriden 3 BR Ranch, East Side 1457 sq. ft, C/A, HW Floors IG Pool, 1 1/2 baths. For Sale By Owner. $179,900

860-347-7840 SOUTHINGTON Renovated Ranch on level half acre lot. 3BR, 2 BTH, HW flrs. New kitchen w/granite counter tops & stainless steel appl's. Cath ceiling family room w/gas FP, new baths, whirlpool tub, newer boiler, w. heater, central A/C, 200 amp. $309,500. 221 Mt. Vernon, F.S.B.O. Call 203 (215) 8585

HOUSES FOR SALE 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

This program is designed to help students learn and apply the decoding and comprehension strategies used by effective readers. This position will require the delivery of the reading strategy instruction daily to small groups of high school students. Close communication with the students' classroom teachers and parents is essential. This position will include training to prepare the Literacy Coach to assess and to instruct students.

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MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 WALLINGFORD 70 Quinnipiac Street, Store/office or heated storage. $595 monthly. 80 Quinnipiac St. Store or office. $325. Sec. & ref. req. Please call 203-269-2575


Qualifications: College degree or teaching certification (English/Reading) preferred. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of reading and writing skill building. Knowledge of Developmental Reading Assessment Program is preferable.





MERIDEN Exceptional well maintained Col offers 3BR, 1.5BTH, formal DR with great rm w/FP w/ French doors that walk out to patio & private level backyard. Make this home yours! $239,900. Call Dawn 203-235-3300

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN HOMES $279,900-Newly built 1700 sq.ft. Colonial plus an additional 700 sq.ft. fin. walk-out bsmt. 3 bdrms, 2 1/2 baths, formal DR, central air, 1 car garage..

WLFD $689,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618 WLFD $384,000 Yesterday’s charm with today’s amenities! 3BR, 2.5 bath Cape on level 1 acre in South Cheshire. Gorgeous remodeled kitchen w/trey ceiling completely updated, CAIR. Linda (203) 272-1234

MIDDLEFIELD. In Lake Beseck area, spacious Contemp on a secluded 1 acre lot. 8 rms, 3 brs, fp, 2 car gar and more. $309,900. JOE CRISCUOLO 203 631-2955.

$375,000-2,275 sq.ft. newly built Elevated Ranch on a 1/2 acre. 3 bdrms., 3 full baths, central air, formal DR, hdwd flrs., plus a fin. bsmt. WALLINGFORD Great for 1st time homebuyer or empty nesters. Expandable Ranch. Beautiful corner lot, mature landscaping, 3BR, EIK, HW flrs thruout, AC, wall unit, attic, fan, pfin basement. $232,900. Annemarie (203) 265-5618


$379,900-4,000 sq.ft. Ranch incl 1800 sq.ft. fin. walk-out fin bsmt w/2nd kitchen. 3-4 bdrms, 3 full baths, formal DR, central air, 2 car gar., all on 1.15 acres $410,000-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

MERIDEN Awesome Condo, 5 rooms. Featuring 2BRs, kit, LR, family room in lower level, bath and a half. Beautifully landscaped park-like setting. Priced to sell at $159,900. For details, call Sue Farone (203) 235-3300

SO MERIDEN. Updated Ranch. 2 BR, 1 bath. New windows, drs, furnace, carpeting & vinyl flr. Porch, walkout bsmt, quiet deadend st. $179,900. (203) 634-4181


203-799-7731 HELP WANTED AERO SPACE Facilities seeking person to perform shipping and receiving. Strong computer exp, fast paced environment. email resume to or call 860-665-0134 BARTENDER Experienced. Needed for evenings. Apply JC’s Place, 686 Old Colony Rd., Meriden.

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

WLFD Cute, immaculate & affordable! Freshly painted 6rm, 3BR, 1BA Cape, built in 1989, form DR opening to EIK, full bsmt, paved driveway. All for under 200K. Kathy 203-265-5618

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

BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Hair Salon Station for rent in centrally located Salon in Meriden. Call Debra 203-237-8936 MERIDEN-$239,000 East side. 2 family, 5 + 5. LR, DR, 2BRs each floor, updated kitchen, bath. 2 enclosed porches, 3-car garage. Vinyl siding, full basement. Zoned Commercial C4. Ideal for residence and/or business. Call (203) 488-6389 or (203) 623-2009

WALLINGFORD 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

CARPENTER/REMODELER Experience preferred. 860-2769838 DRIVERS: School Bus P/T. Free CDL Training! No Exp. Nec. 866-496-2726. Apply online at:


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MEDICAL CAREERS ProHealth Physicians Laboratory Client Service Representative ProHealth Physicians Laboratory is seeking a motivated individual who possesses excellent customer service and phone etiquette skills. Candidate must be a well-organized team player. Good computer skills a must! Previous experience in a medical office setting preferred. Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm. Rotating Saturdays. Please fax your resume to Barb Therrien at (203) 269-3749 Or mail to Barb Therrien ProHealth Physicians Laboratory, 950 Yale Ave. Wallingford, CT 06492 VNS Inc of So CT Will be accepting applications for ● RN Full Time Case Managers Per visit/per diem staff ● PT, OT and ST ● HHA & Homemakers For the Meriden/Wallingford area You can apply in person at 60 Hanover Street Meriden, CT 06450 Tues. June 23, ‘09 from 11am-3pm or Wed June 24, ‘09 from 8:30am12pm or fax resume to 203-7324458 Attn: Caroline Murphy or email to

RN Sub Acute Nurse Manager 30 beds - Full Time Responsible for administration of the nursing program within the sub acute unit in accordance with professional practice standards, policies and procedures, local, state and federal regulations. Very active unit - organization skills a must! Mon - Fri - 7-3 every 5th weekend requirement. 2 years in a long term care environment or related sub acute experience. Excellent rate and benefits including medical & dental, tuition reimbursement, free membership to wellness center, free life insurance policy. Email resume to:, fax 203-2717794, apply in person M-F 87p.m., weekends - 10a-3p at 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. A/A, EOE, M/F, D/V.

Adults Wanted! Come join our fast growing team of adult newspaper carriers for the Record-Journal! It's an excellent way to supplement your income during early morning hours without interfering with day jobs, family and other obligations. Looking for carriers in all areas, Meriden, Wallingford, Southington & Cheshire

Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D


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



Exciting opportunity for individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity, and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of, and the ability to teach all students reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in a heterogeneous academic environment. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut teaching certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum. (Certificate #001, #002, #003, #004, #005, #013) To Apply: Call the Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE

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


CLOSING DATE: July 10, 2009 (4:00 p.m.)

Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

One Man’s Junk REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.



NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available.

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

203-494-1526 Those interested should call 203-634-3933





IMMEDIATE OPENINGS! Insertion Machine Operators Printing Machine Operators Pickers/Packers Quality Inspectors Toolmakers Call InfiniStaff at 860-223-5100

$ Need Money $ PT Summer Help with Sales. Salary & Commission (860) 349-9241 SALESPERSON- PT/FT. Strictly commission basis to sell modular houses for Luongo Construction. (203) 949-0669 or 203-376-2160.

HELP WANTED PRECISION SHEET Metal Fabricator seeks experienced personnel: Apply only if you have experience in precision sheet metal fabricating or machining. Multiple positions open, Laser, CNC Bending, CNC Punching, Programming, & inspection, Education Requirements: Minimum High school grad or GED. Training Requirements: Blueprint reading, math skills, inspection instruments and procedures. Experience in precision sheet metal fabricating or machining. Email: or fax 203-284-1764

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN Cytec Industries, Inc. is a global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace, adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, chemical intermediates, inks, mining and plastics. We use our technology and application development expertise to create chemical and material solutions that are formulated to perform specific and important functions in the finished products of our customers. The Wallingford plant is recruiting for a licensed electrician with industrial experience. The successful candidate will have the appropriate tools and will be familiar with the appropriate practices and codes for the duties involved. The position normally works day shift, but overtime is occasionally required. The entry level rate is $25.10/hour with a maximum of $31.00/hour after licensing and experience at the facility. This is a unionized position with benefits. Cytec Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employee and encourages women and minorities to apply for this position. Apply in person or via email to No phone calls, please. TEACHER. Day Care/preschool w/certified CDA or higher. Wallingford area. Please call (203) 537-4250

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POLICE OFFICER Applications are now being accepted for the position of Police Officer in the Town of Southington CT. A written exam will be given on Saturday, July 25, 2009. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidates must be non-smokers and weight must be proportional to height. Applicants must pass a battery of tests including written, oral, polygraph, psychological and physical examination, including drug testing, as well as an extensive background investigation. A complete job description and benefits package is included with the application package. Applications may be picked up at Police Headquarters at 69 Lazy Lane, Southington, CT. They can also be downloaded from the our web site ( There is a $25.00 fee (Money Order or Certified Bank Checks only) due upon the return of the application payable to the Town of Southington. We are also accepting and seeking applications from Certified Police Officers wishing to become a Southington Police Officer; (use same application form as entry level). Deadline for submitting completed applications is Midnight, Thursday, July 9, 2009. EOE

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CARPENTRY REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est.

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


A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865



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

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

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

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






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

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



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


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

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

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325



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

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


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

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

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

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

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


LAWN MOWING Full lawn maintenance, lawn repair, clean-ups more. H. J.’s Lawn Service. 203-213-6316

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

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

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

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CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223 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


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

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

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


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


AFFORDABLE PLUMBING No Job Too Small. Best for Less! Fully licensed & insured. Free estimates. Phil 203-630-9415

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

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


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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES


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


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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


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

Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

Shamock Roofing


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



203-237-4124 an LLC co

EAGLE COMPANY 45+yrs exp & cust. satisfaction. Brick walls, stairways, blue stones, roofing & more. 203-982-8508 . #0621290

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JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572

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

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

BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577

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

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 EL SOL Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming, Mowing. Accepting new clients. Comm/Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877


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

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

203-272-4216 WINDOW WASHING



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

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


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 26, 2009


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Dinner Menu Available

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olume 4, Number 26 Your Town, Your News Friday, June 26, 2009 North Haven High School’s 2009 graduates throw their carnations in the air in...