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Volume 4, Number 28

Future scientists experiment at Ridge Road


Friday, July 10, 2009

Empty buildings litter Washington Avenue Small shops remain empty while mega stores on Universal Drive thrive By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Photos courtesy of Ridge Road School

Christopher Hansen, a student at Ridge Road Elementary School, participated in various scientific experiments under the guidance of Dr. Luigi Frunzio and Dr. Michael Rooks, of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. For more photos see page 20.

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was Universal Drive. It was Washington Avenue. As the country’s economy stagnates, consumers are increasingly eschewing locally-owned shops for chain stores in an attempt to save money. Buoyed by this trend, Universal Drive continues to erect brand name stores, while largely non-corporate Washington Avenue is seeing an increase in “For Rent” signs and unoccupied properties. “I’ve been doing this for years, and this is the worst I have ever seen it,” said Washington Avenue property owner Jim Diglio. “The market is no good.” Diglio owns the 5th Avenue Plaza lot at 460 Washington Ave., which contains his tailor business, the North Haven Citizen’s office, a small retail store, and two empty shops. In what is becoming emblematic of Washington Avenue, remnants of the dormant properties’ past

businesses still litter the locations – signs adorning the storefronts read “Fifth Avenue Academy” and “NU Life Cleaners.” A dusty receptionist desk and a basket of magazines remain untouched on one side of Fifth Avenue Academy, while hair drying and barber chairs amass haphazardly on another. Stickers on the cleaner’s window advertise “shirts,” “wedding gowns,” and “24-hour drop off.” A sign propped up in Fifth Avenue Academy’s front window reads “For Rent,” and lists Diglio’s number. “There have been a lot of people calling, but nobody serious,” he said. “A lot of lookers.” Diglio said that both properties have been unused for six to seven months apiece. Between 144 and 146 Washington Ave., a number of empty shops in Dell’oro Plaza are closed off. Isabel’s Secret Closet, a consignment boutique inside a deteriorating house, is boarded up along the first floor. Loose

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Freda calls for independent investigation

Residents sound off on CHRO complaint at BOS meeting By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

As one legal matter facing North Haven quickly nears its court date, another is still in the early stages and eliciting sentiments from local politicians. A motion made by Selectman Michael Freda for an independent investigation into the retaliation and civil

rights violations allegations made against Town Hall failed June 2 at the Board of Selectmen meeting. The motion came as Town Hall prepares a response to accusations made by former First Selectman’s office employee Leigh Gomez, filed through the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Gomez, an African Ameri-

can, lost her town job on July 1, and is claiming that the means of her removal involved race and false promises of new employment. Freda, concerned that the allegations involved Town Hall in general, desired an independent audit to “protect the town” and prevent similar situations from ocSee Selectmen, page 9

Inside Business ......................8 Calendar ....................13 Faith ...........................10 Letters ........................15 Marketplace ..............26 Obituaries ...................11 Opinion.......................14 Pets ............................25 Seniors .......................12 Sports.........................21

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, July 10, 2009

Community Briefs

Revaluation data surveys sent out

Psychic fair

Children aged eight through 12 years will learn to how to make a variety of tasty baked goods including pretzels, brownies, muffins, cookies and breads during a four-day Kid’s Summer Cooking course to be held on the North Haven campus of Gateway Community College from Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16. Student chefs will learn the techniques of measuring, mixing, and the basic arithmetic computations employed when adjusting recipe while working in an industrial kitchen in a professional environment. Also on the agenda are lessons about culinary hygiene issues and basic kitchen safety. Students will also come home with a bag of tasty samples to share each day. The registration fee for Kid’s Summer Cooking is $165 plus a $48 baking supplies fee to be paid to the instructor during the first class. The class runs in four three-hour sessions from 9 a.m. to noon on July 13, 14, 15 and 16. Registration is limited. Please contact Michelle Fraser at (203) 285-2082 for more information or to register.

Elks flea market A flea market will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine at the Hamden/North Haven Elks Lodge, 175 School St., Hamden. A variety of items will be offered and snacks

Photo contest The North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 will hold their third annual “Everything Italian” photography contest, with all entries being displayed at the Festival of Angels on Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22 on the North Haven Green. Categories include People, Food, Culture, Scenery, Architecture, Image Artistry and Miscellaneous. The public is encouraged to participate by bringing photos of images that capture the Italian spirit. Photos will be returned after the Festival. Judging will be done by local professional photographers, Richard and Carmela Castiglione (Castiglione Photography - North Branford), Rene and Joan Genest (Storytellers Photography - North Haven) and Kathy McGarry (Kathy Mc-

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Government Meetings 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. Monday, Aug. 3 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., room 2, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 Board of Education, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m.

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A summer psychic fair will be held Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the North Haven Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Ave. Admission is free. Pet communicator, Sharon, will highlight the fair. She will help you understand your pets’ needs and emotional situations. Bring photos, not pets. Local clairvoyants, astrologers, tarot readers and mediums highlight the fair. Vendors include meditation tapes and a large selection of jewelry. Also featured will be the ability to get an electronic aura and chakra reading.

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will be available. Admission is free to the public. Vendor tables are $20. Proceeds will benefit the Elks charities. For information or a table, call Jane Park at (203) 2487360 or the Elks Lodge at (203) 248-2224.


The physical inspection of properties is being completed and we must conduct a quality control check to make sure that the information recorded is accurate. Starting July 13, data surveys will be sent out to each property owner. They will not be sent out to the whole town at the same time, they will be sent in batches and over the next few weeks. We encourage all property owners to review the information on the form and make corrections if anything is not accurate. If there are questions or concerns, please call the Tyler Technologies office at (203) 234-2916, e-mail, or contact the North Haven Assessor at (203) 239-5321 or

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, July 10, 2009

Discover Connecticut: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Editor’s note: As the summer swelters and the economy simmers, The North Haven Citizen will be presenting a series on free or affordable family activities in our very own state. Read about a new attraction every week, and make plans to discover Connecticut. North Haven Memorial Library’s free or discounted admission museum passes are great for cost-cutting households. The passes are

available to adults with a Connecticut library card and valid driver’s license. They can be checked out for two days, with one set of passes per family. The passes can be reserved over the phone for up to one hour. The first article in the series features the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven. One set of library passes is good for $5 off any group of four people. The museum offers a plethora of viewable and hands on exhibits, many geared toward younger atten-

dees, including gigantic dinosaur fossils, ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, poison dart frogs, and this reporter’s favorite, an interesting live exhibit on the symbiotic existence of leaf cutter ants. The frogs and bugs are in the museum’s “discovery room,” an interactive and entertaining setup which is a must for families with children. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and up, and $5 for students with I.D. as well as children ages three to 18. The museum is located five minutes off

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exit three on I-91, at 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven. The museum appears to be in an old church, and is instantly recognizable by the statue of an agitated triceratops on the front lawn. Families lined up out the door from noon to 1 p.m., so plan accordingly. Upon entering, look up to see the multi-tentacle-scourge of Captain Nemo. Headsets are free with admission, said operations coordinator Patricia Brunetto, and the audio guided tour lasts approximately 70 minutes while touching on a little of everything. A quick headset-free run through the museum’s three floors can easily be done in an hour, or stretched out over the course of several hours for the more curious individuals. Take a right from the admission desk for a scale model of Peruvian Inca-site Machu Picchu. Continue on to enter the “Hall of Native American Cultures,” which has on display the artifacts of

indigenous peoples’ including the Midwest American Plains and the Eskimos of the Artic. Continue on to enter a series of rooms on the biological origins of the human species. Make sure to check out the hands on replicas of ancient humanoid skulls as well as the interactive computer display of the human timeline alongside the skeleton room. Also, be sure to see the 1.6 million year old Homo erectus skeleton on display. The rooms of ancient man give way to the fossils of ancient animals, easily the museum’s most entertaining exhibits. The first room contains predecessors to common animals of today, including the ancestors of the horse, elephant, and deer. Make sure to check out the deer’s distant relative Megaceros Bibernicus and its awe-inspiring 12-foot span of antlers, or the Proboscidean, a 30 to 50 million

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Space.� In the middle of the room is an interactive globe which lights up interesting Earthly geographical features. A second, computerized interactive globe behind the first demonstrates different geographical scenarios, including the breakup of Pangaea and what the planet would look like without water. Circling the globes is an exhibit on meteorites, including a hands on display of a toddler-sized meteorite discovered in 1808. Look for the remembrance carved into one end of the meteorite in honor of its past owner. Continue into a series of rooms with impressive taxidermy of animals, set up in replications of their natural environments, including polar bears, brown bears, and muskoxen. One taxidermy room exhaustively tallies North American birds, including owls, eagles, ducks, vultures, gulls, sandpipers, cardinals, as well as the long extinct African dodo. Beyond the birds is a taxidermy exhibit on Connecticut animals and their habitats, including forests,

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year old mastodon-like creature with five-foot tusks. From there move into the museum’s main room, the dinosaur fossil exhibit. On the immediate left, check out leaping raptor skeletons – on the immediate right, a T-Rex skull. It is hard to miss the enormous Brontosaurus skeleton rising from the center of the room, flanked by the skeletons of several smaller dinosaurs. Do not miss the interactive computer screens on either end of the central fossil exhibit. The room offers ample opportunity for youngsters to broaden their knowledge of dinosaurs. “Do you know where a saber tooth cat lives?� a girl quizzed her toddler brother beside this reporter at the exhibit. “In a house,� the boy answered. Additionally, check out the car-sized fossil of an ancient sea turtle located before the dinosaur room’s exit. Next up is a room with two temporary summer exhibits. First is a collection of letters and drawings by Charles Darwin and other prominent naturalists. Beyond that is a Yale study on environmental sustainability, specifically geared toward younger attendees with several hands on activities. From the Yale study, head back to the entrance desk and up the stairs. There is a small interactive display detailing how the museum acquired and built its torosaurus skeleton. Continue up to the second floor for a small collection of meteorites. Look directly out over the entrance atrium for a better view of the giant squid. Head left and down the hallway, which contains several small exhibits on insects, the ocean floor, and tornadoes. At the end of the hall is the museum’s “discovery room,� a scientific activity room geared towards children. There are plenty of interactive educational activities, including collections of fossils, rocks, minerals, furs, preserved insects, science books, a microscope for checking out shells and leaves, and a replica of the Rosetta Stone.

However, make no mistake – this room has interesting exhibits and activities for all ages. Besides allowing for a great view out over the dinosaur fossils, the room contains several live creatures on display. One tank holds 18 colorful poison dart frogs, bright blue and yellow amphibians so poisonous that Central and South American natives envenomed the tips of their blow darts with the creatures’ toxic secretions. Several other tanks hold live snakes and a bearded dragon. The most interesting exhibit in the room is a series of plastic boxes connected by 20 feet of plastic tubing. Contained inside is a colony of leafcutter ants, which slice up sections of green leaves in the first container and then carry the pieces through the long tubing to the second box. Here, the leaf pieces are fed to a fungus, from which the ants receive sustenance. The ants then remove fungus waste to a third container, where the insects actively organize and decompose the byproduct. Double back and head up the third floor into the “Hall of Minerals, Earth, and


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The sounds of Motown sail into North Haven with Souled Out By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

North Haven’s “Music under the Stars” concert series will continue on July 14 with the 70s soul and Motown group Souled Out at 7 p.m. on the Town Green. Souled Out is comprised of three male lead singers accompanied by a seven piece,

brass and guitar band, according to manager Michael Yorkell. Family-friendly artists covered by Souled Out include The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder, The O’Jays, The Commodores, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. In addition to voicing the music of such well-known perform-

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ers, the l e a d singers will replicate the d a n c e movements of the artists as well. Souled Out was formed in 1997 and will be touching down in N o r t h Souled Out will play next week as part of H a v e n the town’s Music Under the Stars concert fresh off series. Above are three of the band’s r e c e n t members. stops in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Houston, and at 7 p.m. on the Town Green. It is presented by The North Dallas, Yorkell said. For more information vis- Haven Department of Comit munity Services and Recre“Music under the Stars” is ation and the North Haven a series of free and open out- business community. door concerts held Tuesdays Parking is available at

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Town Hall Annex and the Town Pool. 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.

Music Under the Stars concerts The North Haven Department of Community Services and Recreation, in conjunction with the North Haven business community, presents a series of free outdoor concerts for the enjoyment of town residents. All concerts will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on the Town Green, unless otherwise noted. Parking is available at the Town Hall Annex and Town Pool lots. If the concert is moved to the high school, the info-line will clearly give you that information. Please be advised, there is limited seating at the high school. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Food and beverage (including water) will not be allowed in the high school. July 14: Souled Out, Motown July 21: Solitary Man, tribute to Neil Diamond, pop sound July 28: Disco Inferno, 70’s to 80’s Aug. 4: The Bernadettes, pop/rock/soul Aug. 11: The Classics, 50’s to 60’s

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Gateway offers motorcycle safety course for new and experienced riders

More than 25 percent of people killed in motorcycle accidents in 2007 were unlicensed when they died, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “A substantial number of people who ride every day do not have a license to ride or have never received any formal training,” said Joe Giacin, coordinator for the Gateway Community College (GCC) Motorcycle Rider Education Program. “The fastest rising demographic for motorcycle fatalities isn’t the young hot shot male rider people might think. It’s actually riders 40 and older, many of whom finished paying for their kids’ college and bought a motorcycle and then didn’t bother to get properly trained or licensed,” Giacin said. New riders — or those who have been riding without a license — can sign up now for GCC’s annual Motorcycle Rider Education Program where they’ll learn how to safely and properly operate a motorcycle or scooter. Students who pass the Basic Rider Course receive a waiver from the state Department of Motor Vehicles allowing them to skip the oncycle portion of the DMV motorcycle licensing test. The course can also result in a discount of at least 10 percent on the liability portion of a student’s motorcycle insurance, Giacin said. Launched in 1999, GCC’s Motorcycle Rider Education Program has become the largest program of its kind offered by any community college in Connecticut, serving more than 1,100 students annually. “Our enrollment includes every demographic you could imagine, from students to CEOs, with ages ranging

from 17 to 70 and females accounting for more than 35 percent of registrations,” Giacin said. Developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, GCC’s Basic Rider Course is taught by certified Connecticut Rider Education Program instructors and offered both mid-week and on the weekends. Each course consists of six hours of classroom instruction and 14 hours of onvehicle training on state-provided motorcycles and scooters. Cost is $200. “Students in the BRC will learn a variety of skills, from selecting proper riding gear to learning how to manage risk and make sound judgments regarding their behavior on a motorcycle,” he said. GCC also offers an Experienced Rider Course (ERC), a six-hour class for $85 where students who have had at least 5,000 miles of riding experience use their own motorcycles to learn more advanced maneuvers like stopping in the shortest distance, cornering, swerving and tight turns. More than 100 classes of the BRC and ERC are offered each year at Gateway’s North Haven campus, located at 88 Bassett Road, from the first weekend in April through the last weekend of October. For more information about GCC’s Motorcycle Education Program or to register, visit or call GCC’s Motorcycle Rider Program Hotline at (203) 285-2085. Gateway Community College serves more than 11,000 credit and non-credit students each year, offering more than 90 associate degree and certificate programs. GCC is currently located on two campuses — at 60 Sargent Drive on Long Wharf in New Haven and at

Gateway Community College’s North Haven campus offers more than 100 basic and experienced motor cycle safety classes each year. 88 Bassett Road in North Haven. GCC will break ground this summer on a new state-of-the art consolidated campus in downtown New Haven, which is slated to open in 2012 and will be the state’s first public building gold-certified in Leader-

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, July 10, 2009

What a grape idea Businessmen offer place to make your own wine By Mary Ellen Godin Special to the Citizen

Without a plane ticket, the closest most of us get to sampling red Chilean shiraz grapes or Sonoma Valley white grapes is the nearest package store. Wine making has always been a mystery hobby enjoyed by garage or basement enthusiasts, local wineries and grape growers in northern California, South America, Europe and Australia. But two local men are giving wine enthusiasts ownership and participation by creating their own wines without investing in the equipment,

maintenance or cleanup. Ray Iannucci and Frank Martone, two construction tradesmen and wine hobbyists, founded The Wine Press at 118 Quinnipiac Ave. last year. In the cavernous distillery made over into a Tuscany retreat, they introduce customers to the many potential wine flavors and guide them into making their own bottles of reds; merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and petit syrah. White wine lovers can select chardonnay, pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc grapes. Customers chose the regions the grapes come from and can even blend grapes for a

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unique wine. The process goes from grape selection before fall to pressing, corking and personalized labels nearly 10 months later. The entire process yields 240 bottles for a full barrel and takes nearly a year. Grapes from California vineyards arrive by the ton at The Wine Press in September and October and owners have three days to start the process. First, the grapes are loaded into a machine that crushes and de-stems the grapes, starting the fermentation. One to two weeks later, the customer returns to press the crush in a bladder presser. The resulting juice is transferred to an oak barrel, where it is stored in a 62degree climate-controlled barrel room. The third step is called racking, which happens in February. The wine is emptied from the barrel, the sediment removed and the barrel is cleaned. The wine is then returned to the barrel and the barrel topped off. Bottling happens in July and August. Novice wine makers will filter, bottle and cork the wine. Personalized labels are distributed and applied. “Now you give it away,” Martone said. Chilean wines can be started in April or May when their grapes are ripened and the process ends about 10 months later. Martone is the chattier of

the two men and discovered the idea while talking to people in a Bronx restaurant after a Yankees game. He met a fellow wine-making enthusiast who claimed to be making more than 350 bottles a week at a wine-making operation called The Grape Escape in southern New Jersey. “He had done extremely well,” Martone said. “People love wine and people want to have fun.” The two men found the warehouse-sized building and using their masonry and construction backgrounds turned it into an Italian retreat, complete with murals, Italianate accents, bar patio and herb garden. There is an upstairs kitchen for wine tasting and other events. The other half of the building is dedicated to making wine and storing it. “We made 60 barrels last year and we’re hoping to triple that this year,” Martone said. The cost averages $2,500 for 240 bottles plus a $350 barrel fee and covers the process start to finish. A half-barrel costs about $1,250 for 120 bottles. Most customers get together with friends or another couple to share the costs and attend a swap with other wine makers to get more varieties. “I stopped by one Saturday and said ‘oh my God, this is fabulous,’” said Mary Beth Fede. “We tried a bottle of their homemade and got a

couple of friends together.” Fede’s friends are making a Chilean shiraz and recently finished cleaning out the sediment from the barrel and restoring it to the rack. Fede can’t wait for the finished product. “The nice thing is that when he does the bottling, he has a swap party, so I get a nice variety of wines. It’s a fabulous way to see the process without the mess or Lucy and Ethel,” Fede said referring to the classic grape-stomping scene from the “I Love Lucy” show. Robin Wilson, president of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce plans to get some friends together to share a barrel. “We found it so interesting,” Wilson said. “It brings a lot of people together. It’s a great addition to the community especially in these times.” Brant and Torri Batzinger, owner of Case Handyman & Remodeling Services in Wallingford, liked the idea of giving away personalized bottles to customers after jobs are completed. “I’ll put my label on it and say ‘thank you,’” Torri Batzinger said. Martone and Iannucci said as the business picks up they will consider expanding, but for now are content with their operation. “This is a passion,” Iannucci said.

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of New Haven. He will chair the CSCPA’s Peer Review Committee for the coming year. He resides in Clinton. Lawrence J. Carboni Jr., CPA, is a partner in the firm of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP in New Haven. He holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut. He will chair the CSCPA’s Financial Institutions Committee for the coming year. He resides in North Haven. Michael J. Hanlon, CPA, is a manager for Blum Shapiro in Shelton. He holds a B.S. from Southern Con-

necticut State University and an M.S. in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Hartford. He will chair the CSCPA’s Not-forProfit Organizations Committee for the coming year. He resides in North Haven. Noelle A. Taddei, CPA, is an assistant professor of accounting at Post University in Waterbury. She holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Taxation from the University of New Haven. She will chair the CSCPA’s Educators Interest Group for the coming year. She resides in North Haven.

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) has announced the following North Haven area CPAs among the members of its Advisory Council for the organization’s 2009-10 activity year. Robert D. Boudreau, CPA, is a partner in the North Haven firm of Buckley, Frame, Boudreau & Company, P.C. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Southern Connecticut State University and an M.S.T. from the University


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Renter’s rebate applications he said, “in order for taxpayers to be assured of minimizing liability. An independent person can provide that arms length relationship.” “If the case is frivolous,” Nuzzolillo continued, “then that person can substantiate your opinion. In the same breath, it gives the taxpayers the opportunity to have an independent investigation to depend upon and takes the responsibility off of you. It would be prudent.” Gary Amato called the notion of an independent investigation “ridiculous” and “politics,” and wondered why certain partisan opinion had not been as anxious for outside audits when the previous administration faced legal consequences. Gerry Feinberg echoed the second selectman. “I agree with Fontana,” he said. “It is way too early to discuss an independent investigation. It appears to me that there are three stages to the CHRO. The first is informational gathering – we’re at that point.” Feinberg reminded the audience that the CHRO could drop the complaint at any point in any stage. He also restated for precedence the town’s sluggishness in embracing an external investigation into the previous administration. “The point is that we have a past history in town in which we have gotten to the point where we have needed an outside expert,” Feinberg said. “We’re not there now and that’s it.” Several speakers worried that too much was being placed on rehashing the history of the past administration. Gomez is currently unemployed and is unsure of her next professional step, Axelrod said when reached. Meanwhile, the matter of Bob Burns versus the town of North Haven was moved from its June court date to July 14. The case is scheduled to be heard at 9:30 a.m. in the New Haven County Courthouse.

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reached for comment. After the CHRO receives Town Hall’s response, it will review the arguments of both sides and determine whether the case warrants a merit assessment review. If so, the CHRO would summon both parties for an informal trial, during which they would testify under oath. The trial would most likely be held in the CHRO Waterbury branch, the closest to North Haven. Any further CHRO actions would proceed to their Hartford court. The case can be dismissed at any point. Additionally, any dismissals can be appealed to general Connecticut Supreme Court. McCarty believed that the CHRO process was still in too early of a phase for it to be taken as anything more than mere speculation and not as serious indication of trouble in Town Hall. “We can’t prevent allegations,” she said. McCarty also wondered whether Freda, a Republican, had underhanded political motivations in seeking an investigation into accusations that singled out herself and fellow Democrat and North Haven Director of Community Services Gerardo Sorkin. Public comment touched on both sides. “You say the CHRO complaint is frivolous, but that’s your opinion,” said Antoinetta Carmody to McCarty. “It’s your word against hers.” “If you have nothing to hide, then why not have an investigation?” Carmody added to McCarty. “It is not just my word,” McCarty responded, adding that she has discussed the matter with town attorneys and those involved. Pat Nuzzolillo told McCarty that an independent investigation into the matter would alleviate fears of the town residents. “There needs to be an arms length relationship between your office and an investigation,”


curring in the future. At the very least, he said, he sought to solicit bids from qualified human resources professionals to review Town Hall’s hiring practices. “I don’t see any downside to an independent audit review,” he said. “It will tell us what we need to improve upon for town hiring practices and will demonstrate that we’re serious about these things.” “If nothing else, it can help us for the future,” he added. First Selectman Janet McCarty, who has consistently labeled the Gomez allegations as “frivolous,” believed that an independent investigation would be a needless waste of town funds. “It is not necessary,” she said. “Once we respond [to the complaint], the CHRO will decide whether to take actions - if so, we can talk about it then.” “I anticipate that the CHRO won’t take action,” McCarty continued. “The town is protected,” McCarty added. “I have met with insurance attorneys. We have drafted a response. Once it is submitted, then the attorneys and I will step forward.” Selectman Steven Fontana, who joined McCarty in voting down the investigation, said that he believed that the CHRO was the proper venue for an investigation, and stated that it was “wholly premature” for the town to proceed in any other fashion. Fontana also added as precedence that an independent investigation was proposed when North Haven “had a problem with the past administration” and that “people resisted” in that instance. Town Hall received the CHRO letter on June 12 and had 30 days to reply. However, Town Hall has successfully filed for and received an additional 15 days to respond, said Gomez’s attorney Eugene Axelrod when

The North Haven assessor’s office will be accepting applications for the Renter’s Rebate Program from Monday, May 15, to Monday, Sept. 15, 2009. Applications are accepted everyday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eligibility guidelines: - Must be 65 years of age or older as of Dec. 31, 2008. - Or if 50 years of age or older, and the surviving spouse of a renter who at the time his or her death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief, provided such spouse was domiciled with such renter at the time of his death. - If permanently and totally disabled the applicant must be 18 years of age or older. - Maximum adjusted gross income of $30,500 for unmarried and $37,300 for married couples. - Must be a resident of Connecticut for at least one year. - Must live in a property not owned by the applicant and make regular rent payments. Required documentation: - Income verification with a copy of the first page of 2008 IRS 1040 and 2008 Social Security 1099 forms or if an IRS 1040 is not filed, copies of the 2008 Social Security 1099 and statements from all other income earned (pension, interest, dividends, etc.). - For the disabled, a proof of disability must be provided. Acceptable proof is a 2008 Social Security 1099 form. - Twelve months of receipts, statements or canceled checks for each utility from 2008 (rent, electric, gas or oil heat and water). If there are any questions, please contact the North Haven assessors office at (203) 239-5321.


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Father Lyddy Memorial Golf Classic On Sunday, Aug. 16, the Men’s Club of St. Frances Cabrini Church in North Haven will hold its 32nd Annual Father Lyddy Memorial Golf Classic. It will be held at Hunter Memorial Golf Course in Meriden. The price, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, prizes, buffet dinner at Hunter Memorial and open bar, is $95 per person. It will be a four man scramble format. If you don’t have four, we will match you up. Shotgun starts at 1 p.m.

For applications to golf or be a sponsor, please contact John Crowe (203) 315-7706, Fred kelly (203) 239-3634, or Jim Barry at (203) 239-9381.

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 community suppers, call (203) 2390156.

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) 2390156.

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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Kenneth E. Burr

Kenneth E. Burr, 89, of Oak Street, West Haven, formerly of North Haven, died June 29, 2009, at the VAMC, West Haven. He was the husband of the late Rose Baldi Burr. Mr. Burr was born in Meriden, Sept. 6, 1919, a son of the late Clarence E. and Bertha L. Page Burr. Mr. Burr had worked for the former Federal Paperboard of New Haven for 33 years and later was a bus driver for the North Haven Board of Education. He had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Allingtown Senior Center and the West Haven Yacht Club. He is survived by a son, Robert (Adrienne) Burr, of New Haven; grandchildren, Robert Burr, of East Haven, Brian (Kristen) Burr and Stacey (Pasquale) DiNuzzo, all of Wallingford; greatgrandchildren, Alex, Kelsey Rose, Talan, Domenico, Dante and Daniella Rose; sisters, Annette Vertucci, of Wallingford, and Bertha Parkin, of Florida. He is also survived by a friend, Vivian “Penny” Walsh, of West Haven. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Freelove Shaddick, Eileen Hooper, Miriam Palermo, Althea Muller, Harold and Chandler Burr. A funeral Mass was celebrated July 3 at St. Barnabas Church. Committal services were held at All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Fletcher, and her husband, David, of Palm Coast, Fla.; a granddaughter, Laura Bennison and her husband David, of Grafton, N.H. He was predeceased by his brother, William E. Jones. A funeral Mass was held July 2 at St. Barnabas Church. Interment with full military honors was held July 3 at St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Enfield. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Thomas A. Madigan Thomas A. Madigan, 74, of North Haven, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of Theresa Guandalini Madigan. Mr. Madigan was born in New Haven on June 12, 1935, son of the late George and Madeline Esposito Madigan. He had worked for Marlin Firearms for 26 years and later for the North Haven Board of Education Custodial Department for 12 years until his retirement. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army; he enjoyed traveling throughout the country and abroad; loved to take cruises; was an avid gardener; bowler and NY Mets fan. His real enjoyment was following his grandchildren’s accomplishments in sports and other school activities. He is survived by his daughters Linda MadiganRunlett (Sheldon) of Wallingford, Lori Varney (Maurice), and Lisa Hunsicker (Todd) all of North Haven; grandchildren Jessica and Frank Velardi, Thomas and John Hunsicker, and Brandon Varney; a sister, Mary Greenwood,and brother John Madigan, both of West Haven; cousins Rose Salerno (Albert) of North Haven, and Carol Skudlarek(Edward) of Wallingford. He was predeceased by a beloved aunt Antoinette Curcio. A funeral Mass was held July 6 at St. Therese Church. Interment followed at the North Haven Center Ceme-

tery. Memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06405.

Karen Ann Molleur Karen Ann Molleur, 49, of West Haven, passed away on July 5, 2009. She leaves behind her eight-year-old son Tage whom she loved dearly. Ms. Molleur is the daughter of Cerene Molleur of West Haven, and the late Omer C. Molleur; sister of Cerene (Robert) Whalen of North Haven; Russell Molleur of Milford; and the late Linda Reilly. She is also survived by her nieces and nephew Linda Gagain, Gary Reilly and Cerene “Sue” (Michael) Fassio; and great nieces and nephews Nikki and Joshua Gagain, Faith Reilly and Andrew Monteith. She had a love for dolls, jewelry, and crystal balls. Funeral services were held July 8 at the West Haven Funeral Home. Interment followed at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

of Bridgeport, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Born in Bridgeport, the daughter of Alphonfe and Stella Smarkusz Lewkowicz, she was predeceased by her husband John J. McHugh. She was a gentle, kind woman with a very warm heart who cared a great deal about others. Joan had a very strong faith that helped carry her through recent illnesses. She will be sadly missed by her family and others whose lives she touched. She graduated from Central High School and worked for many years at Harvey Hubbell in Bridgeport. Upon her retirement she devoted her life to her loving family. She was an avid fan of her grandchildren’s sporting events and took great pride in all her grandchildren. She is survived by her son Robert Oesau, of Seymour; her daughter Nancy Smith and

her husband Gary, of Stratford; her grandchildren, Amy and fiance John, Stephanie and fiance Nathan, Gary, Stephen Smith, Joan Kelley, and great-grandson Jonathan. She is also survived by her brother Henry Lewkowicz, and sister and brother-in-law Carolyn and Alfred Samuelman, as well as many nieces nephews great nieces and great nephews. A funeral Mass was celebrated July 7 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. The Beecher and Bennett was in charge of arrangements.

Justine Harrison Walsh Justine Harrison Walsh, 80, of Wallingford, formerly of North Haven, passed away on July 4, 2009, at The Connecticut Hospice. She was the wife of the late Calvin T. Walsh, and leaves a daughter Martha Perrotti, of North Haven; a son Calvin T. Walsh Jr., of New York; a sister Lois H. Lincoln, of New Haven and Vero Beach, Fla.; and grandchildren Christopher Perrotti, of North Haven; and Elizabeth Perrotti, of New Haven. She was predeceased by a son, Walter A. Walsh. She was employed by Clark Lift of Connecticut prior to her retirement. Services will be private. Gifts in her memory may be made to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, 06405. Hawley Lincoln Memorial was in charge of arrangements.

Joan G. McHugh Joan Genevieve McHugh, 72, of North Haven, formerly

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Elroy R.S. Jones, 88, of Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, formerly of Upper State Street, North Haven, died June 29, 2009, at the Masonic Healthcare Center, Wallingford. He was the husband of Florence C. Falkowski Jones for 68 years. Mr. Jones was born in Orange, Mass., July 2, 1920, a son of the late William A. and Agnes Scofield Jones. He had worked at Pratt and Whitney, then as manager for Libby’s Sales & Service for 26 years until his retirement. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Naval Air Forces during World War II.



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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 July 13 at the Senior Center:

Main menu

Monday: Apple juice, sausage, peppers and onions, brown rice, mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes, ranch dressing, grinder roll, sliced peaches. Tuesday: Fruit punch, baked chicken quarter, roast-

ed potatoes, cut green beans, whole wheat bread, tapioca pudding with topping. Wednesday: Grape juice, cavatelli with marinara sauce, meatballs in marinara sauce, tossed salad, Italian dressing, garlic toast, sliced pears. Thursday: Free pizza sponsored by the Republican town committee. Friday: Broccoli and cheese soup, sliced beef and cheese on a bed of greens with sliced tomato, sliced cucumber and three-bean salad, French dressing, whole wheat sandwich roll, orange.

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Day trips All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show at the Delaney House — July 22 Music D’Italia, starring Emil Stucchio and the Classics — Tuesday, Sept. 15 Beehive, The 60’s Musical — Thursday, Sept. 17 Toast to the Armed Forces and Veterans — Tuesday, Nov. 10 Overnight trips Travel the Colorado Rockies — July 18 to 26 Saratoga Races Getaway — Aug. 19-20 Homecare benefits

On Tuesday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m., Jane Olson from VNA Community Healthcare will discuss and answer questions about Medicare Homecare benefits. Visit with Gerardo On Tuesday, July 14, at 12:45 p.m., Gerardo, director of Community and Recreation Services, will meet with seniors. Free pizza party Come and enjoy free pizza sponsored by the Republican Town Committee on Thursday, July 16, at noon. Michael Freda will be the special guest. You must sign up to receive free pizza.

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Magic and comedy Mr. North Haven, Evan Gambardella, will perform a magic/comedy show on Thursday, July 16, at 1:15 p.m. There will be cool refreshments and lots of laughter. Free ice cream sundaes Skyview will sponsor free ice cream sundaes on Thursday, July 23, at 12:30 p.m. Food critics There will be luncheons on Thursday, July 23, at Demirs Restaurant, and on Thursday, July 30, at Luigi’s Apizza. Let center know if you would like to participate. 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 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

The North Haven Citizen Friday, July 10, 2009 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. Medical appointments Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Make all appointments between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (be ready to go home by 2 p.m.) Friday: limited medical appointments in North Haven only. When you call to schedule your transportation, please be prepared to provide your doctor’s name, address and phone number. Please reserve your ride by calling the Senior Center as soon as you make your appointment and no later than noon the day

before the appointment. If errands, hairdresser or grocery trips are scheduled on a holiday or any day the center is closed, there will not be a make-up day during that week for transportation. Job counseling The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut offers employment counseling and placement for people 55 and older. Paid and unpaid programs are available to qualified individuals. To qualify for the paid Senior Community Service Employment Training Program an individual must be physically and mentally capable of performing parttime duties, be employable in a non-subsidized workplace, be a resident of New Haven County and meet federal income guidelines. Job positions are intended to revitalize trainee work skills while supporting local nonprofit and governmental agencies. Enrollees normally work 15 hours per week and are paid minimum wage on a bi-weekly basis. Employment counseling and placement is also offered free to people 55 or older. This service is ideal for those individuals who wish to supplement their retirement income, or who would like to explore another field of work. For information on either program or to schedule an appointment to determine eligibility, please call (203) 7523059.

Senior Calendar Monday, July 13 Walking Club, 7:30 a.m. Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Mini trip, Walmart, 10:15 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Health Guidance Clinic, noon to 1 p.m. Oil painting, 12:30p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 Beginning chair yoga, 10 a.m. Hairdresser/nails, 10:30 a.m.

Medicare Homecare, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Visit with Gerardo, 12:45 p.m. Crafts/Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Jewelry making, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 Walking Club, 7:30 a.m. Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Knitting, 12:30 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo with George 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16 Tai Chi, 10:15 a.m.

Free pizza party, 11:45 a.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Magic/comedy show, 1:15 p.m. Friday, July 17 Walking Club, 7:30 a.m. Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Scrabble Challenge, 10:30 a.m. Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m.

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Hartford Community Dance — Hartford Community Dance will present a contra dance on Saturday, July 11, from 8 to 11 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 275 Main St., Wethersfield. Admission is $10 for HCD members, $12 for non-members, and $5 for students. Live music will be provided by the Reel Thing with Ralph Sweet. No partner is needed. All dances are taught. Beginners are welcome. Prior to the dance there will be a contra jam session at 5:30 p.m., and a contra lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Flat-soled shoes are recommended. For more information, call (888) 423-0423 or visit Psychic fair — A summer psychic fair will be held Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the North Haven Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Ave. Admission is free. Pet communicator, Sharon, will highlight the fair. Bring photos, not pets. There will be clairvoyants, astrologers, tarot readers and mediums will be present. For more information, call (203) 470-1806. Blooming Boomers — The Blooming Boomer Red Hats will be leaving North Haven on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. for a day in Port Jefferson, N.Y. For more info call (203) 234-1099.



A Color of His Own — “A Color of His Own,” will be read to children ages five to seven on Monday, July 13, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. Children will then create a chameleon out of clay to bring home. This event is sponsored by Friends of the


Library. To register, call (203) 239-5803. Family concert — Singer, songwriter, guitarist Les Julian will perform a family concert on Monday, July 13, from 7 to 8 p.m., on the North Haven Public Library lawn. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. No registration is required. Cruise night — Monday Night Cruises are held Mondays, through Sept. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Walgreens, 49 Washington Ave. For information, call (304) 623-7815.



Musical Folk I — Children from babies to age five, with a parent or caregiver, will participate in age appropriate musical activities on Tuesday, July 14, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. To register, call (203) 239-5803. Music under the Stars — Souled Out, a Motown sound, will perform Tuesday, July 14, 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) 2342535 after 5 p.m. if there are any concerns about the weather. Mime performance — Mime Robert Rivest will bring laughter to children ages five and up on Tuesday, July 14, from 2 to 2:45 p.m., at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. To register, call (203) 239-5803.



Lion puppets — Children ages three and a half to

five will listen to “Androcles and the Lion,” on Wednesday, July 15, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. To register, call (203) 239-5803. Cooking program — Children ages six to 10 will learn about Fannie Farmer and her creations on Wednesday, July 15, from 2 to 2:45 p.m., at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. To register, call (203) 239-5803.



Masonicare concert — Tuxedo Junction, sounds of jazz, will perform Thursday, July 16, 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. Craft Expo — The Guilford Art Center presents its Craft Expo on Thursday, July 16, from noon to 9 p.m. on the Guilford Green. There will be 175 American craft artists displaying. Proceeds benefit Guilford Art Center. For more information visit, or call (203) 4535947.



Craft Expo — The Guilford Art Center presents its Craft Expo on Friday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Guilford Green. There will be 175 American craft artists displaying. Proceeds benefit Guilford Art Center. For more information visit, or call (203) 453-5947.




Craft Expo — The Guilford Art Center presents its Craft Expo on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Guilford Green. There will be 175 American craft artists displaying. Proceeds benefit Guilford Art Center. For more information visit, or call (203) 453-5947.




Music under the Stars — Solitary Man, Tribute to Neil Diamond, Pop sound, will perform Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. on the Town Green. The concert is free and sponsored by the Department of

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Daytime Gardeners

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Local members of The Daytime Gardeners of North Haven represented their garden club at a reception to honor the new president of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Donna Nowak. The Country Gardeners of Glastonbury invited garden club members and friends throughout the state to attend this reception for their club’s past president. The Riverfront Community Center in Glastonbury was the festive scene for the event. The Daytime Gardeners are members of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Seated: Jianny Keegan, Daytime Gardeners’ Vice President, Eleanor Harple, and Rebecca Simpson Standing: Nancy Angelopoulos, Daytime Gardeners’ President, Helen Nado, State President Donna Nowak, and State First Vice President Bronwyn Schoelzel.



Selections: Summer fun indoors and out

Bob Dornfried

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Whether the weather is lousy or lovely, North Haven has plenty of activities to fill up the long summer days. Our Music Under the Stars summer concert series began last Tuesday, with a lively performance by Vinnie Carr and the McCarty Party Band. The concert was dedicated to our own Joe Terranova (better known as Tony Persia), who passed away at the end of May. Tony was a consummate entertainer and a true community servant. He sang to us, made us laugh and stepped up innumerable times when we needed to be entertained. Tony did a lot for a lot of people – he is dearly missed. Music Under the Stars continues on Tuesday nights through mid-August with perennial favorites like the tributes to Billy Joel and Neil Diamond, among others. Also, at each performance, local restaurants offer up fabulous food to accompany the music. Don’t miss a show! Summer is also a season for boating, and more than two dozen North Haveners recently went on a canoe tour of the Quinnipiac River near the former Upjohn site. It was educational, hopeful and fun. The river and the former chemical site are both making good progress toward better health as evidenced by an increase in fish

and wildflower diversity. There are also nesting ospreys in both locations. Pfizer, which now owns the site, is fully committed to continuing the cleanup work there. Their goal for the 30 acres that represent the eastern part of the site, is that one day they will be home to a recreation trail, where all can enjoy North Haven’s natural beauty. Thanks to the many Citizen Advisory Panel volunteers who have worked tirelessly the past 30 years and who continue to work to reclaim the space. If you have a boat, you can take a leisurely ride on the river from the boat launch behind the Tilcon plant on Sackett Point Road. Recently, we have not been able to leave home without an umbrella, but don’t dismay – it’s bright and cheery in our North Haven Library. The summer reading program is underway and is still welcoming new participants. On a recent stop, I was thoroughly impressed (as were my niece and nephew) by the reading maze the talented librarians have assembled complete with classic artwork, Broadway and TV shows, and literature and music favorites. Whether the heavens open up or the sun beats down, our town calendar is always full of exciting events for kids of all ages. Janet McCarty is the First Selectman of North Haven. Email her at first.selectman

Freda’s Focus: More openness needed in town government

The Board of Selectmen meeting on July 2 was sailing along smoothly until I asked some specific questions and brought up the subject of the harassment, discriminaFreda tion and retaliation complaints recently filed against our First Se-

lectman, our Community Services Director Gerardo Sorkin, and now the town of North Haven. I am quite surprised by the sensitivity and defensive posture of this administration when they are asked some direct and difficult questions. I got the impression that they wanted to get out of this meeting as quickly as they could with no difficult questions posed. The first question that I

asked was whether or not we received the bonding money for our residents on Todd Drive who have experienced flooded homes over the years when it rains. Apparently we have not received the bonding, and now, according to this administration, the project might not even start until a year from this fall. That is not a good answer for all of the people on Todd Drive who have had their homes flooded.

The second question I asked was that there is a rumor that Marlins has announced to town hall that they are leaving North Haven in early 2010. Our First Selectman seemed almost annoyed with me in her response. Her answer was abrupt in that the rumor is not true. She should feel fortunate that I did not ask her when the last time she has personally visited the corporate executives of Marlins to

review what is happening in North Haven and the current status of one of our largest grand list members. The third question involved Covidien, our largest grand list member. They are consolidating their Norwalk facility and I heard during the month of June that this was happening. I was working with a real estate group here in town who could have

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Lower air conditioning costs

Letters to the Editor

Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr., has simple suggestions to help keep air conditioning costs down. When installing window units, choose a shady spot to increase efficiency up to 10 percent. Also, look for the Energy Star label when shopping for a new air conditioner. Start at medium. Don’t set the air conditioner to a maximum cool setting immediately when you turn it on. It won’t cool the room any faster, but it will certainly use more energy. Postpone your use of appliances until early morning or late evening. Your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to offset the heat produced by the appliances. Maintain your air conditioner. Dirty, clogged filters increase energy use. Turn off unnecessary lights in your home. Also consider replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lights, or CFLs. They use about 75 percent less energy and give off 75 percent less heat than incandescent bulbs. Create shade. Use awnings, shades, and blinds to keep sunlight from entering your home, especially in west and south-facing windows. “Summerize” your home. Adding insulation and sealing air leaks help keep you comfortable year-round and can also lower your energy bills by hundreds of dollars a year. Start by insulating the attic or adding to the insulation already there. Use fans. When the outside air is cooler than that inside your home, fans can come in handy.

Health care concerns

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cuss, and to professionally present that the town of North Haven wants to be a destination for all of Covidien’s businesses – today, tomorrow and for the future. The final suggestion that I made was that we should entertain bids to have independent Human Resource companies come in to conduct a total review and audit of the town’s hiring practices and the allegations that were made in the CHRO complaint against our First Selectman, our Community Services director and the

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freed up 35,000 square feet to accommodate our largest grand list member, but according to our First Selectman, Wallingford has cheaper electricity rates so it looks like Covidien will be going there. I wonder when the last time an executive session was held between town hall and Covidien to formally dis-

To the editor: I recently went on Medicare and my husband has been on it for about a year. The interesting fact that we discovered recently is that Medicare does not cover routine yearly physicals. The only time this is covered is in the first year you are on Medicare as a welcome to Medicare physical. After that you are responsible. We have also found out that if Medicare does not cover something then your secondary insurance will not cover it. Our wonderful leaders who have had years and years in office only give lip service on trying to do something about it when it is election time. Information from the New York Times, June 14, 2009, Jackie Calmes, reports that Sen. Chris Dodd leads the health committee in consultation with Mr. Kennedy who is the chairman and has much of his wealth in blind trusts. Dodd’s wife is a member of the board and a shareholder in several health-related companies, including Cardiome Pharma, Javelin Pharmaceuticals and Brookdale Senior Living. These are only two names from a two-page report titled, “Many in Congress Hold Stakes in Health Industry.” The political leaders have

shown time and time again that they do not care what happens to any of the working class or poor. Just look at all the things that our socalled caring governor is planning on cutting out of the budget. She will never go after her rich friends and supporters or their health care. The politicians have the best of everything. They have federal coverage for a lifetime. Why should they care what happens to the rest of us. I will continue to say that term limits is a way to start getting these people off the gravy train and start acting responsible towards those who elected them to office. Gail Stingo North Haven

An interesting meeting To the editor: Ladies and gentlemen, it was another interesting Board of Selectmen’s meeting on July 2 in North Haven. Just in case you missed it… There are rumors to the effect that Marlin is moving out of North Haven (Won’t that help our grand list!). Covidien, one of (if not our biggest) taxpayer in town, is moving its corporate offices from Norwalk to Wallingford. Why not North Haven? Well, according to our CEO, Wallingford has better electric rates. Great. I

don’t know how much effort was expended in trying to accommodate the corporate headquarters in our town, but I’ll bet Wallingford will do their best to get them to consolidate their plant with their new headquarters. Why not? The electricity is cheap. Want to weigh in on that one Mr. Fontana? I think the discussion of the CHRO complaint was best of all. While Ms. McCarty squirmed in her seat (the chairs must be horribly uncomfortable in that room) she seemed genuinely hurt that Mr. Freda wanted an independent investigation, not because she and the director of Community Services had been named, but because the Town of North Haven was at the top of the list. Perhaps he shares my concern that we have been paying more than enough in legal fees in the last two years (anyone check to see how much over budget they are?). One more thing. Mr. Feinberg, thank you for somehow bringing copies of information about the past administrations’ legal problems with you. You must be a psychic to anticipate needing to have those with you. Everyone is very aware of what is still an ongoing investigation on this matter. No need for you to bring it up like a mangled hairball. Pat Heltke North Haven

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Vote on our weekly poll question! Visit town of North Haven. I made a motion that we should pursue this, but the motion was voted down by the majority members of the board. There would have been no risk in entertaining bids for this type of service and this would demonstrate to everyone that the town takes these allegations seriously and does not immediately dismiss them as frivolous. In the final analysis, this Board of Selectmen meeting showcased several concerns that I personally have. These concerns include a lack of

continued communication with our largest grand list members by town hall, a lack of concerted effort to hasten the start of the Todd Drive project by offering excuses as to why that project has not started, and my overall concerns about rising legal bills here in North Haven in light of the fact that the town has reduced its legal budget this coming fiscal year. Finally, it appears that this administration does not want the public to have any information on the allegations made as part of this CHRO com-

plaint. As we move forward, all of these issues and a multitude of others bear watching. The main thing that bears close scrutiny is the apparent level of sensitivity, along with the defensive and uncomfortable posture that this administration presents when it is asked the tough questions in an effort to get some answers. Michael Freda is the minority member of the Board of Selectmen. E-mail him at


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Local Relay For Life remembers the lost and fights back against cancer By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

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Above, Relay For Life participants walk the event’s track, which is lined by team booths. Below, one of those booths holds court in memory of a lost loved one.

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Approximately 1,000 people pitched tents and stayed the night on Quinnipiac University’s soccer fields on July 27 for the ninth annual Hamden-North Haven Relay For Life. The tents, numbering over a hundred, filled the inside of a track set around the soccer field. At least one representative from the 76 registered teams walked the track at all times during the 24-hour American Cancer Society fundraiser, which was held for the cause of fighting back against cancer. “It really is a good thing,” said Jennifer Quirk of West Haven. Her team “Superfriends” raised just under $5,000, money which will go towards cancer research, advocacy, education, and patient services. Relay For Life, an event founded in 1985 and held across the globe, also promotes a healthy physical and mental lifestyle. Quirk received a massage from volunteer masseuse Ashley Oblena in the fundraiser’s “wellness tent.” “It’s a great perk about being here,” Quirk said. “There’s a lot of free stuff.” Oblena said that she expected 75 to 100 people to utilize the tent, adding that massage therapy is a great way to better one’s mental health. “It’s a euphoric feeling,” she said. “You feel better and good about yourself.” This was the second consecutive year that Oblena volunteered massage therapy at the Hamden North Haven Relay For Life. “This event just shows the amount of support and caring that everybody has for each other,” she said. Many people traversed the track in all fashions. Resting Relay For Life attendees grilled food, sold fundraiser goods, and relaxed in beach chairs in their themed booths, which included Mardi Gras, the beach, and Josephine Shabbot’s Red Sox themed tent. “It’s in memory of my husband Scott,” Shabbot said of the Sox stall. “He passed away in September 2008.” Shabbot added that she had been a

part of Relay For Life for nine years, and that it had taken on a special meaning three years ago after her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Another booth was accompanied by a faux suit of armor and made up to look like a medieval castle. “It’s in memory of my dad Art,” said tent organizer Cheryl Koczak of North Haven. Koczak said that she has been walking at Relay For Life since 2001 when her father, the former superintendent of buildings and grounds for North Haven public schools, passed away. She said that she has been hosting the aptly named “King Arthur’s Court” tent since 2004 in memory of her father. “It’s a way to connect with him,” Koczak said. “We get the family together to celebrate his life.” In an effort to discover patterns in cancer, the North Haven-Hamden Relay For Life and others across the country are holding signups for the Cancer Prevention Study-3. The study includes a survey and blood sample upon entrance. The study then tracks participants’ lifestyles and health over the years in order to hopefully learn the causes of cancer. Hamden-North Haven CPS-3 chair Andrea Beaudette said that 159 people enrolled in the program at Quinnipiac. One goal of the CPS-3 study was a diverse group of subjects, which Beaudette said was achieved. “It’s a broad spectrum,” she said. However, Beaudette said the study attracted too few men. “Men seem to be afraid of needles,” Beaudette joked. “I’m happy with the results.” Beaudette said that both sides of her family have experienced cancer. She entered the CPS-3 study herself and made all of her family members do so as well. “It has a special meaning for me,” she said of Relay For Life. “It’s like a family for me – everybody involved in the Relay community.” Beaudette’s team “The Tie that Bonds” raised approximately $3,000, she said, and was continuing to fundraise at the event by selling stained-glass sun catchers shaped like cancer ribbons.


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Patriots and Scoundrels 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 XI With the fire all around us, I felt trapped in the realm of hell and believed for certain that we would succumb to our deaths. As I began to lose consciousness, someone grabbed my arms and began to drag my body into the back room and out the back door. I was coughing profusely, but the night air felt good. When I looked up to see who my rescuer was, to my grateful surprise it was Mr. Higgins. “No need to worry my Lizzie. You are safe and I will protect you from the demon who means you harm,” said Mr. Higgins. By now several neighbors who had seen the smoke from the fire were at the tavern offering their assistance to put out the flames, but sadly the fire had a head start and was quickly consuming the fine establishment. At this time Mrs. Andrews and Jesse had arrived and both were shocked by what they saw. Jesse joined the others with their efforts to extinguish the powerful blaze. Mrs. Andrews came to my side and inquired about my health and then asked what had happened. I told her that after David had left, I went to bed, but before I went upstairs I made certain that there was no fire lit in the fireplace and all the candles were out. I remember waking up some time later with Mr. Higgins standing by my bed and telling me that the place was on fire. I also told her that Mr. Higgins saved my life. I was interrupted by David Cobb who had just arrived and was very worried about my well-being. When he saw Mr. Higgins standing by me, he went into a rage and began attacking the

poor man by accusing him of causing the fire. I instantly came to my rescuer’s defense but David would not listen to me. “You killed your daughter and her lover, and now you tried to kill Charity,” shouted David. “Thank God you did not complete your evil task.” Frightened by David’s anger and accusations, Mr. Higgins ran off into the woods. David wanted to pursue him, but Jesse begged him to assist with the fire. After several hours of tedious and tenacious efforts on everyone’s part, the fire was put out, but unfortunately Andrews Tavern had been reduced to ruins and ashes. Mrs. Andrews stood silently while staring at the ruins. She was devastated to see what had become of her late husband’s dream and years of hard work. Since the Andrews and I had no place to go, Benjamin Trumbull was very kind to offer us lodging at his humble abode. I was grateful to be alive, but I was very sad for the Andrews who had lost not only their home but also their livelihood. I felt that it was my fault. I had also come to a shocking revelation that someone wanted me dead. This person had failed twice, but what if he or she tries again and this time succeeds. I kept asking myself what have I done to deserve such heinous treatment, The next day, word of what had happened spread quickly throughout the town, and several concerned neighbors descended upon the Trumbull residence offering condolences and assistance. I went with Mrs. Andrews and Jesse back to the tavern to see what we could salvage. While we were shifting through the ruins, Mrs. Kensington and Charlotte arrived. They were upset to hear what happened and Mrs. Kensington took Jesse and Mrs. Andrews aside and spoke privately with them while Charlotte kept me company. “I am so glad that you are alive. You have been through a horrible ordeal,” Charlotte

said while embracing me. A few minutes later Mrs. Andrews took my hand and asked me to take a walk with her. While we were walking, she explained to me that Mrs. Kensington generously offered to assist Jesse and her financially with the rebuilding of the tavern. Mrs. Andrews then told me that she and Jesse would reside with Reverend Trumbull and his family, while it was in my best interest, for my protection, to accept Mrs. Kensington’s offer to be Charles’ governess and to go live at Kensington Hall. While being very persistent and reminding me that there was nothing for me at the tavern any longer, I came to the conclusion that Kensington Hall would now become my new home. Meanwhile at Singleton Lodge, Madame Monnerat was sitting at her desk in the drawing room writing a note. When she had finished, she rang for one of the servants and instructed him to deliver the note to Kensington Hall and to tell whoever he gives the note to that it is for Charlotte Parker. As the servant left to carry out Madame Monnerat’s task, Monsieur Monnerat entered and getting the feeling that his wife was up to something devious, he inquired about her insidious thoughts. She cunningly told him that what she was doing would benefit their cause and would reveal the truth all in good time. She then asked about Colonel Parker, and her husband told her that he was still asleep in the guest bedroom. Madame Monnerat then informed her husband that it was time to find the Marquis and she suggested that they hire someone who had expertise in locating individuals. Upon liking the idea, he wasted no time in putting his wife’s suggestion into action. They believed that the Marquis was the one from the group who possibly knew the whereabouts of the diamond and treasure map. Before we went to Kensington Hall, I asked Mrs. Kensington if her driver

would take us to Dr. Foote’s home so that I could briefly visit Grace. She graciously honored my request. When we arrived at the doctor’s residence, Dr. Foote informed me that there was no change in Grace’s condition. When I went into the room, Grace was lying in bed and Dr. Foote’s wife was attending to her. Upon seeing Grace, I began to weep. I prayed that she would get out of bed and hug me and speak to me, but my prayers went unanswered. I noticed my doll that was placed on a chair in the corner of the room. After giving Grace a kiss on the forehead, I took the doll with me because it was the only remembrance of my life in London with my mother and Patience. When we arrived at Kensington Hall Mrs. Kensington, with the assistance of a servant, showed me to my new quarters, while Charlotte was reading a note that had just been delivered to her. After reading the note, she became very agitated but kept the contents of the note to herself. She later came to my room and helped me get settled into my new surroundings. In the afternoon, I had tea with Charlotte, Dr. Greenville and Mrs. Kensington while engaging in pleasant conversation. Charlotte remained quiet while casting a suspicious glare upon her mother. When we had finished our tea, Mrs. Kensington and Dr. Greenville retreated to the drawing room. After they had left, Charlotte confided in me. She showed me a note that read: My dear Charlotte, your mother is hiding someone from you. If you go to the east wing of Kensington Hall, you will find this person and your discovery will no doubt shock you, but you need to know the truth. There was no signature, but whoever had sent the note had certainly achieved in arousing Charlotte’s curiosity as well as my own. She told me that she was going to find out who her mother was hiding in the

east wing and she enlisted my assistance. Charlotte trusted me and wanted me to accompany her with her mission. Wanting to be of assistance to a friend and feeling a bit overwhelmed with curiosity, I agreed to go with her. With Charles taking a nap, the colonel not at home, and Mrs. Kensington and Dr. Greenville preoccupied, we went on our journey to search for the truth. As we entered the east wing, all the drapes on the windows were drawn with very little light peeking through. Charlotte and I looked around and then suddenly we both heard the sound of someone crying that seemed to be coming from a room down the hall. When we came upon the room, Charlotte opened the door and the crying stopped. All was silent for a few moments and then to our shocking surprise a man wrapped in bandages came from out of the shadows and grabbed Charlotte. As I tried to free her, the man shoved me out of the way and I fell to the floor. He then put his hands around Charlotte’s throat and began choking her. Ultimately, our search had led us into the clutches of a mad man and there was no one to save us.

Coming next week... Patriots and Scoundrels Part 12 What two perils will Charity and Charlotte face?


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hangers and racks are visible through a second floor window, and the attic window is missing. Beside the abandoned boutique, half of the strip of stores is empty. One unused location is internally decorated for children, with pink walls, star-shaped coat hangers, and colorful flags. A closed travel agency, “Amazonas Express,” has a sign in the front window that reads “Consignment Shop Coming Soon.” The sign is old and faded – “consignment” is barely legible. Someone has plastered “For Rent” signs on the properties, but no-

body picks up when the number is called. Across the street is a slight sign of hope. Next to Tommy’s Tanning are two empty shops, but one has recently been leased to Pocket Communications, an independent carrier cell phone store, according to realtor Steve Patten of The Proto Group. The business is scheduled to open Sept. 1, Patten said. Meanwhile, the other shop remains empty. “There are always people sniffing around,” Patten said, “but nothing firm yet.” Next door, in the former Stop and Shop Connecticut Division offices, the lights come on automatically every morning but nobody is

home. The interiors appear recently installed, and the lot and surrounding landscaping is not yet overgrown. A Stop and Shop representative did not return a phone call. Another positive sign can be found at 355 Washington Ave. The former W.B. Mason warehouse, a 17,000-squarefoot property, has been leased to a national tenant who works in advertising, according to Albert Scafati of Cruzzor Realtors. The tenant, who Scafati said wished to reveal itself at a later date, should open around August. “It’s exciting for the town to have this tenant,” Scafati said. “There should be a decent amount of jobs there. It’s a prestigious tenant.”

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Scafati also represented an empty property at 311 Washington Ave. “A lot of people have taken a look at it,” he said. “We’re looking for somebody with stability – not a startup. It could be office use, retail, or even a hairdresser. It’s prime property with onsite parking.” Elsewhere, the former Donato’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, located in front of the fairgrounds, continues to remain unoccupied. A mound of garbage bags rests untouched by a side door. So far, the police have not received any calls regarding trespassers in empty Washington Avenue buildings, according to North Haven Deputy Chief Tom McLoughlin. However, McLoughlin said that the department has received several calls regarding trespassers on the large, unoccupied Lexington Gardens property on Middletown Avenue. A rather brutal Washington Avenue stretch begins with the barricaded entrance to the former Pratt and Whitney building and continues several blocks to a large derelict warehouse. Next to the blocked entrance is a lot with three deserted buildings. They once held a Getty gas station, an interior design center, Today Cleaners, a general contractor’s office, and The Playbook Sports Bar and Grille. The Getty station is mostly fenced off and littered with gas station accoutrements. The design center still contains several showrooms and a collection of sample granite tiles. A vine of ivy has symbolically stretched up the side of the design center building and over the shop’s sign. MLB pennants hang over the fenced off door to the sports bar, and pink clocks pointing to 7 p.m. line the boarded up cleaners. The huge, empty parking lot between the businesses is eroding, and the back lots are overgrown. The warehouse, two lots down from Today Cleaners, has been dormant so long that a 20-foot tree has grown out of pavement directly in front of the main doors. Its owner, Ralph Durante, is the North Haven economic development coordinator. “The economy has a lot to do with the wait, but you’ll

be seeing development soon,” Durante said of the warehouse. Durante added that he plans to open a primary care facility in the property. “I have all the doctors lined up, but I don’t have enough parking,” he said. “We’re ready to go soon, hopefully in a few months.” On the nearby three building lot, and all of Washington Avenue’s vacant properties, Durante said, “They’re all owned. People pay taxes on them. They’re trying to fit them out. All of them are in play in various stages.” Durante said that some lots may also be entirely demolished. He added that construction on the old Pratt and Whitney building, owned currently by the Rabina Properties of New York, is still on hold with the economy. Despite this, Durante remained optimistic of the town’s economic landscape. “The town of North Haven actually seems to be doing pretty good,” Durante said. “We’re doing well compared to other towns.” “We’re keeping the big players,” Durante added, “especially on Universal Drive.” And Universal Drive may just represent North Haven and America’s double-edged path out of the recession – on the back of big chain stores and at the expense of locallyowned businesses. While Washington Avenue struggles to find tenants for its small, barren shops, Universal Drive is frantically building new steel frame mega stores. A joint Babies and Toys “R” Us superstore held its grand opening July 3. The 64,000-square-foot structure is part of the burgeoning North Haven Commons project. “We are always looking for communities that would benefit from the products and services that Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us offer, and we were able to find a great location in North Haven,” Toys “R” Us Chairman and CEO Jerry Storch said in a company press release. Storch added that his company’s research showed that more than 10,000 babies are born in New Haven County each year, in addition to toy sales

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Police Commissioners Association

The Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut has made history with the election of Branford Police Commissioner Jill Marcus as its first female president. Commissioner Marcus will assume the leadership of this state-wide police organization with over 300 members on July 1. Jill Marcus, former vice president of Bank of Boston, is well known for her many years of community service including being on the board of directors for MADD, based in North Haven. Other service positions include past president of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, director of The Children’s Center of Hamden, director of the VNA, South Central, advisory committee member of The Bank of Southern Connecticut, and a member of The Branford Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking Jill is also chairing this year’s event of the Shoreline Walk Like MADD in October. Also on the Board of Directors is chairman Bernard McLoughlin, of North Haven.

Republican Town Committee to hold convention Chairwoman Deborah Ward-O’Brien announced that the North Haven Republican Town Committee will be hosting its nominating convention on Monday, July 27, 2009, at the Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. The group is expected to nominate Mike Freda for First Selectman of the Town of North Haven. Freda is the president and CEO of ESM/BTM in New England, one of the leading regional sales and marketing agencies on the east coast, and also the president and CEO of CBS Marketing in Pennsylvania, which was a subsidiary of ESM/BTM,

from 2004-2007. He sold both companies on Sept. 1, 2008, and is currently the Eastern Regional Vice President for a large national sales and marketing agency. He is also president and CEO of CMC (Complete Market Coverage) and president and CEO of MJF Consulting, but has resigned from these positions in order to devote his complete attention to the campaign. “Everywhere I go in town, I am approached by citizens who are very disappointed with the current administration’s partisan and closeddoor methods,” Freda said. “In contrast, the Freda team

is excited to move forward with candidates who are hardworking, dedicated and compassionate leaders. They all realize that it would be an honor and privilege to serve the residents and businesspeople of this special town. We encourage new participants to become more involved by volunteering in the campaign efforts.” Ward-O’Brien explained that the slate of candidates consists of qualified and experienced candidates in their fields and is led by Mike Freda for First Selectman, Tim Doheny for Second Selectman, Stacy Yarborough for Town Clerk/Tax

Collector, and Laurie JeanHannon for Treasurer. She encouraged the public to attend the nominating ceremony to learn as much as possible about these candidates and to make informed decisions on Election Day, Nov. 3. Refreshments will follow the official ceremony. For more information about Mr. Freda’s campaign, the public is invited to visit his Web site, or e-mail him at The North Haven Republican Town Committee’s Web site is

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The North Haven Clean Energy Task Force urges residents to become members of this group which was established by the Board of Selectmen in 2007 to promote the use of clean, renewable sources of energy for electricity and to sign up North Haven households and businesses for the Clean Energy Option. The major objectives are to combat global warming and to lessen dependence on foreign oil. For every 100 signups, North Haven will receive solar panels for public buildings, which will improve the quality of life for residents and lower electricity costs for the town. The Board of Selectmen appoint members of the Task Force, which meets the second Monday of each month. If you are interested in volunteering for this worthy effort, please call the selectman’s office at (203) 239-5321.

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2009 Max Sinoway Majors Champions Photo courtesy of Jay Brennan

The 2009 Max Sinoway Majors Championship was won by the North Haven Dental Group team. The players in the front row are: Ronak Patel, Nick Iwanec, Adam Elhammany and Michael Kurk. Middle row are: Nick Proto, Whitey Brennan, Lawson Buhl, Vin Landolfi and Collin Smith. The coaches in the back row are: Tushar Patel, John Tortora, Mike Kurk, Jay Brennan and Nick Proto. Thomas Bogen and Paul Brockamer are two other key members of the team. The team wishes to thank their sponsor for his considerable support throughout the season – Dr. Lazaroff, you’re the best!

The game of hurling on display at the Connecticut Irish Festival

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The St. Brendan’s team, in yellow, of Dorchester, Mass., played a team from Rockland, N.Y., in white, at the Connecticut Irish Festival. The annual festival was held on the North Haven Fairgrounds on June 27 and 28.

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Local high school seniors were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2009 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 26-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in the state: Minyoung Song and Geoffrey Brown. “McDonald’s is proud to partner with CAS to honor the best and brightest high school scholar-athletes from all across Connecticut. We applaud the state’s top students for both their academic and athletic achievement,” said Jim McGarry, McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association. “McDonald’s wishes each and every CAS Scholar Athlete all the best for continued success in the future.” The Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete 2009 Awards Banquet is the largest program of its type in the state. Only one male and one female student are eligible for the award through a nomination from their principal for demonstrating exemplary academic and athletic careers including participating in an interscholastic athletics, possessing personal standards and achievements that are a model to others, exhibiting outstanding school and community service, and carrying themselves with high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage.

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On Sunday, Aug. 16, the Men’s Club of St. Frances Cabrini Church in North Haven will hold its 32nd Annual Father Lyddy Memorial Golf Classic. It will be held at Hunter Memorial Golf Course in Meriden. The price, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, prizes, buffet dinner at Hunter Memorial and open bar, is $95 per person. It will be a four man scramble format. If you don’t have four, we will match you up. Shotgun starts at 1 p.m. For applications to golf or be a sponsor, please contact John Crowe (203) 315-7706, Fred kelly (203) 239-3634, or Jim Barry at (203) 239-9381.


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Seniors celebrate, remember the importance of Independence Day By Paul Colella Special to the Citizen

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The Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center celebrated Independence Day with food, fun, and fellowship. While the center is closed on 189 Pool Road due to renovations, the seniors continue to join together at 20 Church St. in the American Legion building next to the Town Hall. If you missed out on this celebration there is more summer fun planned. For information about activities, transportation, or services please contact Judy at (203) 239-5321 ext. 780. Membership and transportation is free to town residents 62 years and older. Civitello. “My son John is a retired Lt. Colonel who served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force. He lives in Texas, and if he were here today at our gathering, he would be proud.” Civitello is not the only one who is proud of America and cherishes freedom and those who fight to preserve it. Dottie Esposito and Lucy DeCicco, seniors and staff members at the center, share Civitello’s sentiments. Both Esposito and DeCicco had relatives and friends who served in the armed forces. DeCicco’s brother Anthony served in the army in World War II, and her other brother Bartholomew and her husband Angelo Sr. served in the Korean War. Esposito’s husband is also a war veteran. “It’s wonderful to gather at the center to celebrate this special day,” DeCicco said. “Besides cook outs and fireworks, July Fourth is about independence and we must never forget that.” Like today’s special celebration, the seniors are always enjoying wonderful events that are carefully planned and hosted by the center’s manager, Judy Amarone, Jung, and the en-

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day for me because it symbolizes the importance of freedom. I am also reminded of the sacrifices that my husband and those who fought for freedom and democracy have made for this country and those who continue to do so,” said Philomena Gambardella. “We have this gathering every year to remember the true meaning of July Fourth,” said Sue Jung, program coordinator at the center. “The seniors truly appreciate this day and look forward to celebrating with their friends.” After lunch, the seniors were entertained by Al Leone, a musician and solo pianist, who played songs from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. He also played Swing and Big Band music and other old time favorites from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Some of the seniors danced while others sat in their chairs, tapping their feet to the beat of the music with smiles on their faces. “I’ve been a full-time musician and a member of the band called Night Watch for 25 years, and we play all over the state at weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events,” said Leone. “My most rewarding and favorite event is playing for the seniors because they appreciate the music and I enjoy seeing the joy it brings to them.” At the close of his performance, Leone played three patriotic songs that included “Yankee Doodle,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” and “God Bless America.” All of these songs brought tears to the eyes of many and served as a poignant reminder of what Independence Day is all about and why it is important to remember and to celebrate. When Leone played “God Bless America” as the final song, everyone held hands and sang the words to the song with pride, joy, love, and patriotism. “I believe that July Fourth, like Memorial Day and Veterans Day, is a special day to honor all servicemen and women and the cause for freedom in our country and the world,” said Mary


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The New England Patriots Community Foundation selected Bernard McLoughlin as one of its 2009 MVP award recipients for his charitable work with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. McLoughlin, of North Haven, works with MADD, an organization committed to the elimination of deaths and injuries as the result of drunk driving crashes and supporting the victims of this violent crime. The award came with a $1,500 donation for the organization. McLoughlin has been active with MADD for 25 years, becoming involved after a crash which seriously injured himself, his wife, and their six-year-old niece. He was recognized for his work as one of the founders of Connecticut MADD in 1984 and is the media spokesperson for the organization. He has served as public policy liaison, president of the local chapter, and currently serves as chairman of the State Operating Committee. He has been instrumental in making MADD visible in the community by his involvement in special events and programs. He was selected from over 200 applications received from the New England area. At an awards ceremony at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on May 28, McLoughlin received his award from Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and was congratulated by Tom Brady, MVP, and quarterback for the team.

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coastal regions, and bogs. On the other end of the room is a small exhibit on Connecticut’s Native Americans. Proceed to an exhibit on ancient Egypt, including several sarcophagi as well as a skeleton of an Egyptian burial. The room also features an array of Egyptian artifacts, including organ jars. Double back to the globes and head the other way for displays of resplendent minerals, rocks, and gems room. An interactive computer screen explains special uses for the room’s shiny specimens, including why astronaut visors are made partly out of gold. Another interac-

To accommodate the busy schedules of our patients and their families, we’re now open Evenings, Saturdays and through Lunchtime. We are accepting new patients and can assist in transferring records. Our patient-centered team has been caring for adults from the greater Wallingford community since 1997. If you don’t have a primary care physician — or would like to make a fresh start — and are over the age of 18, give us a call. We are conveniently located on the first floor of Masonicare’s new Medical Office Building at 67 Masonic Avenue, right off Route 150, in Wallingford. And, should you need a blood test or x-ray, Clinical Lab Partners and MidState Radiology Associates have offices in our building.

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for older children. At present, the company has more than 20 superstores nationwide, according to the press release. The North Haven superstore has created 80 new jobs, a store representative said. On one side of the giant toy store, national cosmetics seller Ulta Beauty is still in the process of unpacking and organizing their new superstore. On the other side, interior work is being finished on another superstore.

tive display portrays Connecticut’s geology, and a wall traces the history of cutting valuable gems. After that, there is nothing left to view but the museum gift shop, located across from the Machu Picchu exhibit. “The museum is great,” Brunetto said. “A lot is geared towards the younger audience. A lot is hands on.” “It’s a great place to be to get out of the hot weather,” she added. Free parking is located further down Whitney Avenue on the left. An elevator reaches all floors. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit or call (203) 432-5050. Further down North Haven Commons are a number of completed, name brand shops - Best Buy, Petco, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden. Perpendicular and across the immaculate parking lot, half built steel mega stores are teeming with construction crews. It is hard to imagine that there are still national chains left to inhabit the new oversized buildings – Universal Drive already houses a Target, Barnes and Noble, Showcase Cinemas, Home Depot, Bernie’s, Staples, BJ’s, Sleepy’s, Sports Authority’s, and Michael’s Arts and Crafts. A construction work-

er on one site admitted that he was not sure if anybody even knew yet who was going in– they are simply building superstores, assuming some national chain will bite. A representative from KBE Building Corporation, the company constructing North Haven Commons, declined to comment. The post-recession future of locally-owned businesses is hazy as customers continue to flock to warehousesized brand name stores where they are more likely to find savings. However, the present status of small shops is clear – just drive down Washington Avenue.


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LEGAL NOTICE NORTH HAVEN 2009 Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle Tax Bills (Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 12-145) The first installment of Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the Town of North Haven on the Grand List of October 1, 2008, is due and payable July 1, 2009 through August 3, 2009. Motor vehicle taxes are due in full July 1, 2009 through August 3, 2009. This bill is issued pursuant to CGS 12-7 for motor vehicles registered after October 1, 2008 and before August 1, 2009. Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax (CGS 12-130). After August 3, 2009, interest will accrue at the rate of 1½ % per month or fraction thereof, or 18% per year, on all unpaid taxes due in July on the 2008 Grand List and will be computed from July 1, 2009. Each addition of interest shall become due and collectable and shall be figured on the original amount of tax. Interest cannot be waived. If back taxes are due, payments will be applied to the oldest outstanding bill; interest will be paid first (CGS 12-144b). On each tax bill that becomes delinquent, a minimum interest charge of $2.00 will be collected (CGS 12-146). All delinquent motor vehicle taxes requiring a release for motor vehicle registration must be paid by cash, certified check or money order. The Tax Collector's Office in Memorial Town Hall is open from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, with the exception of legal holidays. Payments may be mailed to the Tax Office, P.O. Box 900, Hartford, CT 06143-0900. If a receipt is desired, a selfaddressed stamped envelope must accompany payment. Dated at North Haven, CT this 15th day of June, 2009 ALAN J. STURTZ Town Clerk/Tax Collector LOST & FOUND LOST KITTEN APPROX 9 WKS OLD TIGER DBL FRNT PAWS MERIDEN-CONVERSE AVENUE VICINITY THURS 7/2 APPROX 6PM PLEASE CALL 203-213-1915

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Notice is hereby given that the North Haven Zoning Board Of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mildred Wakeley Community and Recreation Center on Linsley Street in Room #2 at which time and place opportunity will be given to those who wish to be heard relative to the following applications: 1. #09-02 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 of 12.97' to permit an aggregate side yard of 12.03' where 25' is required. R-12 Zoning District. Donald Clark, Secretary



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LOST- Long Hair Silky Terrier Last seen on 7/2 vic. of Brookside & City Park, Meriden. Lives on Prescott St. Answers to “Bailey”. Please Call (203) 235-3072 or 203-537-8526 SPOTTED: White Cockatiel with orange on top. Vic. of Yale Ave, Wallingford. Call (203) 265-6879 LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. Reward if returned. Call (203) 440-1551


AUTOMOBILES CHEVY Lumina LTZ 1998, white, 6 cyl, 96,000 miles, well maintained, runs great. $2500 or best offer. Call 203-980-9808

COMMUNITY Tag Sale 7/18/09 8am to 2pm, 100 Avalon Haven Drive (off Broadway), North Haven, CT 203.239.9700. Looking for an apartment? Please stop in for a tour after you shop. NORTH HAVEN- Sat. 7/11, 9am-1pm. 182 Quinnipiac Ave. Glassware, child’s crib, entertainment center. Light fixtures, housewares, set of china, college books & novels. Shari Lewis suitcase & misc. NORTH HAVEN: Sat. 7/11 8am2pm; baby items, kid’s clothes (0-12yrs), household items, chair, toys, bike, books & more. Have little girl? This sale is 4U. Bassett/Surrey/Sentinel Hill to 14 Cannonball Rd.


ROCKFALL Tag Sale/ Estate Sale 12 Cedar St . Sat 7/11, 8am-2pm. Everything must go! Large selection of glassware, housewares, furniture, toys, sporting goods, books, holiday items and collectibles.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen AUTOMOBILES


DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254.

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. INFINITI j30 1993 Loaded, runs great. $1750. SATURN 4 door 2002. 77k. Runs great! $3350. PLYMOUTH Sundance 1991 58k $1650. ( 203) 213-1142



OLDSMOBILE Achieva 1994Runs well. 125,000 miles. $800 or best offer. BUICK Century 1999 - Needs engine. $500 or best offer. Call (203) 237-0771

HONDA Accord 1997 DX 5speed. Parts or whole. 106K. Private owner. Clean title. You tow. $800 OBO. Call Joe 860-301-4045

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


FORD F-8000 1993 Dump Truck w/plow. Diesel, weight 35,000lbs. $6,000. Call 203237-3378


MITSUBISHI Eclipse1990-1993 TURBO-KIT, Bolt on $400 Firm. TURBO KIT. Call Anthony at 203-379-6804.


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund


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



‘01 HARLEY Road King Classic under 12K miles, org. owner, Stage 2 1550cc. Extras! Mint! $13,750. Call 860-508-3268 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide Touring Pearl black with pin striping. Immaculate can’t keep medical reason. $19,000. Call 203-645-1617

KARRITE Cartop Carrier. $10. (203) 237-7883 TIRES 15”, (2) Uniroyal all weather-Like new! $40 for both. (860) 575-3276.

CAMPER & TRAILERS 22 GAL. portable waste tank w/hitch, hose, new wheels $70 or BO 203-235-3769.


ETON SPORT 50cc ETON 50cc 2009 Red. Recent tune-up. 00376 $1100 or best offer cell 203-500-9549 Sportbike. Moped. Excellent runs good. WANTED: Beast Rider medium dog seat with medium K-Noggles, used. Must be excellent condition & reasonably priced. Must include harness. Call (203) 235-2736

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BOXERS-Purebred, reverse sealed brindle, fawn & white. Males and females Reg. 1st shots, dewormed. Cert of health avail. AKC & ACA pedigree. Championship bloodline. $750 203-464-4779 COCKER Spaniel pups (5) 1 male, 4 females. 1 black, 1 brown, 1 black/silver, (2) brown/white spotted. 9wks old. $300/ea. 203-887-9767 LARGE Bird Cage (black). 13Lx18Wx22H, Easy Clean. $25. Call (203)238-3529 PET CARRIER for cat or small dog. Excellent condition. $12 Call 203-237-7070 YORKIE-BIJON Spayed. 9 months old. 10 lb female with many accessories. $600 or best offer. Call (203) 238-0410

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QUEEN/KING Headboard. Oak. Ex. Cond. $75.00 (203)630-2851

HOSTAS, $3.50/pot, 2 plants per pot. Call 860-621-2928, leave message.

SOLID Oak Entertainment Center Excellent condition. Originally cost $600. Asking $150. Call 203-237-6497

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SONY Kid’s Clock AM-FM Radio. In Original box. $20.00. (203) 238-1610

BLACK & DECKER 10” Radial Saw. $90. Call Steve 203-269-0153

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 2 AIR CONDITIONERS- $50 each. 5000 BTU. (203) 237-9235 2 PC LIVING RM SET- Sofa w/2 recliners and loveseat. 4 matching pillows. Cranberry. Like brand new. $400. (203) 915-7837 3 PC. bedroom set, dark pine $100 203-464-9085 4 HIGHBACK Chair cushions for outdoor chairs. Blue stripe. Like new. $20. (860) 828-4619

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WET BASEMENT? Plastic Pallets 39 x 47 - $10 each. (203) 715-5689


5 DRAWER Dresser bureau, 19”w x 38”l x 52”h. Good condition. No scratches. $100. (860) 747-6484

2 COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS for CNC Blueprint and Math. $20 for both. Call (203) 843-6270

ACCENT antique table $25 860-426-1214

2 PAUL MCCARTNEY Tickets Floor Seats-11th Row July 17th at Citifield $1000.00 or B/O 203-887-7183

AIR CONDITIONER $50 Works great, 7800BTU Call 203-634-8478 COMPUTER Station Oak & Black Finish, Ex Cond. Assembled. $100. 203-265-5576 COUCH Large Dark blue $45 can deliver. 860-682-4435 COUCH-blue with white stripes. Asking $40.00 or B/O. Call 203-238-4265. DREXEL Heritage Sofa- excellent condition, floral pattern $700.00. Paid $2000 new. Call 203.248.5982 ENTERTAINMENT center, solid oak with ligths & drawers. $100. Call 860-621-7145 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.

2005 Mitchell collision estimating reference guides. Complete set. $50. 860-224-7209 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: 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 BREADMAN machine Like new. $60.00 Call 203-237-6052 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841

FREE Large computer desk and FREE Refrigerator - runs fine. Call (203) 265-5910

CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841

FREE Patio bricks. Covers 400 sq. ft. Red/black. Excellent condition. Call (203) 238-4410

FANTOM vacuum cleaner w/manual, VHS tape extra belts & bulbs. $40. 203-634-9336

FUTON Full Size All wood frame, great condition. $100 (860) 828-1761 KITCHEN TABLE with 4 chairs & 2 extension leaves. Like new condition. $95. Call (203) 238-3948 LAZY Boy Recliner Chair. Burgandy color. Ex. Cond. $50.00 (203) 630-2851

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36” Romsame walk behind mower. Well taken care of. Call Carol (203) 530-1484


Free Towing! MERIDEN Lost on 7/6/09 Siamese cat white/greyface & paws, blue eyes,very friendly her name is “Harley” Area of W. Main and Fowler. Brenda 203-537-6557.


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 NEW QUEEN Mattress set in original plastic. $240.00 Call 860 584-5298 OAK ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 30w, 47h, 18d. Shelf and 2 doors. $75. (203) 237-7646

FILL, TOPSOIL & TRUCKING AVAILABLE. Call 860-346-3226 FREE-CINDER blocks. You haul away. Gregg 203-623-1988 Wallingford JONAS BROTHERS- July 18th. Banknorth Garden, Bal 316. $99 or best offer. (203) 440-3610

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. LAMPS: 5 battery operated stick up lights for dark areas. $1.35 each. (203) 237-2117 OSCILLOSCOPE - HP1740A: $99.99 Call Tony @ 203-535-4500

28 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE MOVING SALE! 9 piece pine DR set 1987 30ft Allegro RV, 17 1/2ft boat w/trailer & motor, jet ski w/trailer, misc items. 203-237-2963 or 203-213-5036 RUTH Morehead plates. Set of 8. $50.00 Call Lori 203-265-3680 TWO WHEEL HD hand truck. Air tires. $20. (203) 269-9009 WOMEN’S Open cut dress shoes, Hush Puppies, New 8W, black & bone $15 pair. (203) 634-0548

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH EXERCISE CSA alpine tracker aerobic trainer $15 860-628-8811 EXERCISE STAIR STEPPER, PROFESSIONAL. PERFECT. $60. 203-2693675 GOLF balls $4 doz, all great, major brands. U-pick. Call 860-632-8666

The North Haven Citizen — Friday, July 10, 2009 SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH


TRAIN at home! Multi-use home gym barely used.$100 203-4403859

OVER The Wall Above ground pool ladder. $30. Call (203) 2376497



GLASS SHOW National Depression Glass Association Convention Show and Sale. July 11 & 12. O’Neill Center, WCSU, Exit 4 off I84. Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 11am - 4pm. $8. Info 516-4760155 or

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

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

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS FREE 21’ POOL You take down/haul away. 203-237-1242






DELL Flat Panel w/XP, tower, keyboard & mouse-Runs. $80 203-294-1872


ELECTRONICS DTV Digital to Analog Converter. Never used. $10 203 269-6117

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

WLFD 3-4BR. 2 full baths. Hdwd flrs, WD hkup, DW. Nice loc., double driveway. No pets. 203- 284-2077 or 203-654-6190

Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

COMPUTER complete; Win 98; Office 97; modem. $75. Call 203288-8790 after 6pm

HP Photosmart 8100- $25. Prints photos only. 203-2373371

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1 bath, unfurnished. 1-yr lease. Washer/dryer. Cable TV hookup. Available now. $1,000/mo. plus security deposit. Ken (203)4102733







Especially Napier. 203-530-8109 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



MERIDEN 1 bdrm, 1 bath Ranch style 1-car garage. Owneroccupied. $875.00 per month, heat included. No pets. Call (203) 430-7341

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

MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $795/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000



FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 WANTED: Beast Rider medium dog seat with medium K-Noggles, used. Must be excellent condition & reasonably priced. Must include harness. Call (203) 235-2736

MERIDEN Eastgate Commons 2 BR, completely remodeled. $800/month. 2 months security. (203) 605-8591 WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $730. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apts From $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. 3BR apts from $850 + utils & sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MERIDEN - 2BR, 1ST FL-$750. 3BR, 2ND FL-$850. 1 1/2 Mth Sec. No Pets. No Utils. 187 Crown St. Call 646 713-4933 MERIDEN - 4BR, 2nd flr, 1 mo. sec. + 1 mo. rent. References, no pets. Section 8 or other programs approved. $1175. (203) 464-6273 MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street Studio $575. HT/HW included No pets. 860-246-0613 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1 LG BR 4 Rms 3rd flr, Broad St. Newer kit & bath. Painted, new carpet, off st. parking, balcony. $650 + utils. Rob 203-639-9238


MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Exp’d. music teacher. Call Miss Sarah at 203-235-1546 Summer openings avail.

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

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

Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR Apt. New St. Nice and quiet. WD hookup, off st parking. Hardwood floors, porch. Cats OK. $550 per month plus utils. (203) 237-6575


This was the paper that sold the house that Jack built. To speak with a Marketplace Advisor call today at (877) 238-1953.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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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. Call today for more information and tour.

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

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

MERIDEN 108 Maple St,2 1/2 bdrm., 2nd flr, recently rennovated. W/D hook-up in base't. $900/mo incl Heat/HW 888-5206786x101 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths. Center St. Townhouse. Fully applianced. A/C Deck. $875 month plus util. 2 months sec. No Pets. Call Brian 203-9803117 MERIDEN 2 Bedroom Apartment. Brand new. Security, 1 1/2 months. Credit check. Must See! 2nd flr - $850. 216 Hobart Street. (203) 265-5980 Lisa

Meriden 2 BR $700 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 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN Great 4BR, lge kit incl DW. W/D included, quiet neighborhood, off-st park, yard. No dogs. Near school. $1,450. Sect 8 approved. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN Spacious 2 BR. East Side. Elevator building. Great condition. 2 mos sec. Credit check & refs required. No pets. $875. Call (203) 284-0597. MERIDEN- 1 & 2BR apts. 657 East Main St. Call (917) 4683909 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

203-317-2330 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. 5 RMS in duplex, private bsmt, stove, refrig, w/d avail. Immed occup. $900. Call 203-887-8805; 860-347-2992; 860-632-2800 ext 31 or 10 PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919 PLANTSVILLE Mansion- 1BR Apt, priv porch. Newly renovated. Small Pet Ok! Cheap Util. Huge Yard, Bike Path, Parking. Clean, Quiet. $750/mo. 203910-4349 WALLINGFORD 1st Flr, 2 BR, Lg rms. Clean. Laundry Rm, Trash Pick-Up. Security deposit. 1 1/2 mos, credit check. No pets. $900/mo. (203) 265-5980 Lisa WALLINGFORD 2 bedroom Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $925/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse end unit. Beautiful area, yard. Granite counters, DW. WD hookup, garage, porch. No pets. $1075/mo + sec. (203) 631-6057 WALLINGFORD- 2nd flr, 5 rms, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in basement. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. Call (203) 2843561 or 203-640-5249 WALLINGFORD- 4 rm, 2BR apt, 2nd flr, stove & fridge, 1 car garage. No pets. (203) 2657026 WALLINGFORD-4 Rms, newly painted, Hardwood flrs re-done. $800/month + utils & sec deposit. No smoking. No pets. 203-269-1426

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

WALLINGFORD. 1BR apt, nice location, off st parking. No pets/smoking. $700/mo+sec. Call 203-284-2103

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 1 & 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $630 & $850 + utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2.

MERIDEN Extra lge Furnished Room in private home. All utilities including cable. Share kitchen & bath. $150 week plus security. 203-440-0825

MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency. $525 mo + 1 mo. sec. & refs. Call 203213-5153 or 203-631-0105

MERIDEN Studio - $580 & 3 BR w/WD hookup- $930. Sec 8 approved. 1st month, Sec & Refs. (203) 927-6827

MERIDEN-Free Rent 1st month. 1BR $575/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-907-8688

WLFD. 2 BR, no pets, no smoking, off st parking, w/d hookups in bsmt. Call (203) 269-5733

SOUTHINGTON 55+ complex at Spring Lake; Open House Sun 7/12 1pm-3pm; Gorgeous rarely avail. 3 bed 2.5bath att garage; 2 gas fp; stunning location off main road on annex st. go to: $199,900 Linda Edelwich, 860-818-3610


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


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



MERIDEN-Priv/bath, kitch, entrance, utilities incld, prkg, $175/wk. Avail. Call 203-912-4579

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

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

CHESHIRE $429,900-below market value, orig $629,000. Must see 4BR, 2 1/2 ba, rem kit, LR/DR, fam rm. ingr pool, koi pond, 1.8 acres, level lot. Florals abound, southern wrap porch, horseshoe drvwy, laundry on first. P. Lane (203) 272-1234.


PLAINVILLE $439,900 Settle your family comfortably into this custom 3-4BR, 4 full bath home in neighborhood. 2BRs have private baths. Perfect for older child or parent. Open floor plan. Call Linda (203) 235-3300.

$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

YALESVILLE In Loring Court, an over 55 adult park. 3 homes for sale. New 20x36, 1 BR - $94,900. Used 14x68, 2 BR - $69,900. Used 12x44, 2 BR - $46,900. Call Bill Loring, Broker for more information. 203-269-8808


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 MERIDEN 30 Village View Terr. 1600sqft. 8rm 2BR/2 bath. Sat. & Sun, 10-4 $179,900. 1-car garage. Robert 860-462-8857

MERIDEN Gorgeous 7rm Condo. Everything new within 4 years. Features 3BR, LR, kit, DR, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, finished lower level, first flr laundry. Too many extras to list $194,900. Call Sil Sala for details (203) 235-3300


SOUTHINGTON- Comm. bldg for rent. 2000SF indus. bldg w/heat in bath & office. Two 10’ overhead doors. I-2 zone. Fenced in yard & security cameras. Close to all major hwys. $1500/mo. plus util. Call Mon-Fri 7:30-5. (860) 628-5066


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

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..

$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

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

MERIDEN 230 Williams St. MOTIVATED SELLER. 1340 sq ft Cape. 2 car det gar w/27X15 wkshp. 2/3 Bdrm, 1 bath, FDR, HW flrs. New siding, roof, windows, oil tank. 200 amps. Immaculate! $219,900 Gerry Winters Prudential CT Realty 860-371-0900

$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.

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

WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101.

MERIDEN- Private rooms, share kitchen/dining room/living room. 2 bathrooms. Utilities included. $125-$150/week. Call (203) 435-3529


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

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


MERIDEN-comm/res bldg, 6000sq ft, new roof, elect, heat, street lvl grg dr, near dwntwn, $135,000 neg. poss rental income. 203-912-4579


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, July 10, 2009


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CNA/HHA RN Sub Acute Nurse Manager State of the Art Continuing Care Retirement Community 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 subacute experience. Excellent rate and benefits including medical & dental, tuition reimbursement, free membership to wellness center, free life insurance policy. Come join our mission of service to the elderly! Email resume to: CWalker@, 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

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Call for an interview! COMMUNITY TRAINING HOME PROVIDER! Community Residence, Inc, is seeking CTH providers to provide support, training and a family environment in your home for individuals who are developmentally disable. Open your heart & your home to make a difference! For more info contact: Lisa at (860) 621-7600 x131 or Diane X154 EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST. Bilingual/Bicultural. AA in HS or related coursework or HS Diploma + 4yrs related exp. Spanish fluency. Responsible to: recruit, assess, train and support clients of Employment and Training program. Cover letter/resume to Michael Buccilli, WFC, 169 Colony Street, Meriden CT 06451 AA/EOE




Is recruiting workers for temporary agricultural crop work in New England. The names and location of each member of the association can be obtained through your local State workforce agency. Jobs starting 7/1/09 end 12/19/09. 40 plus hr week, Plant, cultivate, and harvest various crops such as, but not limited to, vegetables, fruits, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools such as but not limited to, shovels, hoes, pruning shears, knives, and ladders. Duties may include but are not limited to, tilling the soil, applying fertilizer, transplanting, weeding, thinning, pruning, applying pesticides, picking, cutting, cleaning, sorting, packing, processing, and handling harvested products. May set up operate and repair farm machinery, repair fences and farm buildings, also may participate in irrigation activities. Work is usually performed outdoors, sometimes under extremely hot or cold conditions. Work is physically demanding requiring workers to bend, stoop, lift, and carry up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis. Duties may require working off the ground at heights up to 20 ft using ladders or climbing. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. Wage offer $8.42 hr up to $11 hr. Report or send resumes to nearest local State workforce agency. SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS Wanted for upcoming 2009-2010 school year. Must have STV Endorsement on driver’s license. For info, call 866-986-8942 or email

860-329-0316 TELEPHONE Sales Self motivated energetic people wanted for Community Service Organization. Weeknights 5:30-8:30, Sat 10:00-2:00. 3-5 days. Hourly & bonuses. 203-774-4916

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

WAREHOUSE/DELIVERY DRIVER Automotive parts Distributor is seeking two sharp, responsible people to learn all aspects of running a warehouse. Shipping & Receiving, packing orders, scheduling freight pickups & deliveries if necessary. $10 to start. Must be able to lift up to 70lbs. Previous applicants need not apply. Apply in person at Northeast Imported Parts, 20 N. Plains Industrial Rd., Suite 10, Wallingford M-F 9am-4pm. Bring current Motor Vehicle Report.

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CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOL INTERIM ENGLISH TEACHER (2009/2010 SCHOOL YEAR) Exciting opportunity for individuals who posses 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, teamed 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. (CERT. # 015) CLOSING DATE: July 24, 2009 - 4:00 p.m. TO APPLY: Call 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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CARPENTRY REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est.

JT CONSTRUCTION One call does it all. Siding, Roofing, Additions, Windows. Fully insured. (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116


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

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


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



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

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

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042

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

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

S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

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

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

HOUSE CLEANING ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC Office, House & Condo Cleaning Services. Real Estate property maintenance/photography. Experienced & insured. Free estimates. 203-687-1347



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




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

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

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

A&D MASONS, LLC - Brick, block, stone. Chimney repair, sidewalks, patios. Free estimate. Call 860-573-8091 Ct. Reg#611930

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

JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

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

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




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

JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110

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

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

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


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

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

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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

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


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

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

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


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


JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

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

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


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

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

Siding, Roofing, Additions & Windows. 25 yrs experience. Fully insured. (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

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

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TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT# 619909. Call Today. Call 203-715-2301

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

T HE P O W E R W A S HI N G K I N G S CALL FOR JULY SPECIALS Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

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

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


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

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


HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.



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

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

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


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

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




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

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


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


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

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LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775


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