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Anthem Blue Cross to leave North Haven By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield will move its Connecticut headquarters from North Haven to Wallingford, company officials said Sept. 14. Anthem has been utilizing space at 370 Bassett Road, a 104-acre property the company sold to Quinnipiac University in 2007. Upon purchase, the college leased campus buildings 2, 3 and 4 back to Anthem through September 2012. According to a company press release, Anthem recently signed a 10-year lease with property landlord Workstage-Connecticut, LLC for 217,764 square feet of space in a 300,000-square-foot Wallingford office building, Campus at Greenhill, at 108 Leigus Road. Anthem will begin a two-phase relocation plan. The first phase will occur during September 2011 – the second, September 2012. “Although we would have loved for Anthem to have stayed in North Haven, we are
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pleased that they are staying in the region and will continue to play an important role in the North Haven community,” said First Selectman Michael Freda Tuesday in a statement. “They have been integrated into the fabric of North Haven and we hope to continue that relationship.” Company spokesperson Sarah Yeager said 1,458 Anthem employees currently work at 370 Bassett Road. Most will transfer to Wallingford, she added, while some may work from home. “Anthem has been proud to serve the residents of Connecticut for more than 74 years, and we consider ourselves a vital part of the state’s landscape,” said Anthem Connecticut president David R. Fusco in a press release. “This new facility represents our continuing commitment to, and investment in, Connecticut’s business community. We will continue to provide our members with quality health care services and be the trusted choice for See Anthem, page 4
Citizen photo by Kevin Pataky
The North Haven youth football seventh grade team warms up prior to their home opener. For more photos and the full story, see page 26.
Out of this world
Pamphlet details what BOE wants in a new superintendent By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen
Citizen photo by Mark Englehart
The 2010 North Haven Fair was held this past weekend, and included prizes . For more photos see pages 20 and 21.
In searching for the town’s next superintendent, North Haven’s Board of Education helped produce a four-page application pamphlet detailing qualifications and job expectations. Scrawled across the front page is “An invitation to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools.” Within, North Haven’s BOE, along with Cooperative Educational Services Executive Search Team consultants James Ritchie and Tom Jokubaitis, expand upon the position. Under “announcement of
vacancy,” the pamphlet states its intention – “The North Haven Board of Education invites outstanding educational leaders to apply for the position of superintendent of schools. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Board of Education to develop a positive learning climate in the schools and within the community, and establish a shared vision for the district to benefit North Haven students and the North Haven education system.” According to the pamphlet, the superintendent po-
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Town Government Briefs
Show & Sell 2010
The Town of North Haven, along with the North Haven Economic Development Commission and the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, is hosting another business and community exposition, “Show & Sell 2010.” Past “Show & Sell” events in 2004, 2006 and 2007 were huge successes, with almost 150 businesses and community groups participating and about 800 business people and consumers attending. Many exhibitors conducted demonstrations, held raffles, passed out free samples and
information about their business or group and also offered items for sale. The “Show & Sell” events were great opportunities for companies and non-profit groups to showcase their products, services and efforts. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 to 3 p.m., at the North Haven High School, 221 Elm St., North Haven. With free table space for merchants and free admission, this should be another enjoyable and profitable for all. Additionally, to help fund the event, we are also seeking sponsors. Companies may
serve as Premium Sponsors for $1,000 or Event Sponsors for $400. Appropriate advertising and premium exhibition space will be provided for sponsors. If a business cannot be a sponsor this year, we encourage owners, managers and staff to join us with a free exhibition table (table and chairs will be provided), or simply, attend the event and support other local businesses. To download the official registration form, visit the Town of North Haven website at: www.town.northhaven.ct.us or call the select-
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Anthem Continued from page 1 Connecticut’s residents.” North Haven Town Assessor Gary Johns said Anthem is paying $829,601 in total taxes this year for their 370 Bassett Road sites, including municipal charges for personal property and vehicles. Although the town is facing a revenue loss, the effect will not be immediate, and will be lessened by state
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university placement folder or three letters of reference. Applications are due on or before Oct. 8, and should be mailed to Cooperative Educational Servicesâ€™ Trumbull address. Candidates chosen for interview will be required to complete the district application form. According to the pamphlet, the BOE expects to offer a three-year contract with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and compa-
rably-situated school districts. The pamphlet states that candidates should be prepared to oversee a school district encompassing 3,800 students, kindergarten to high school. â€œIt is the mission of the North Haven School District, in collaboration with students, parents and the community, to develop responsible, educated and productive global citizens who
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Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian will be presented at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St., on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. After stealing a security guard’s ID badge, Larry Daley slips into the Archives of the Smithsonian, where an ancient table has brought the evil Pharoah to life. Its magical force brings old and new exhibits to life, and into conflict with each other. Rated PG, 105 minutes.
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of police canines other departments were utilizing,” he continued. “We settled on the same vendor Hamden uses. Hamden had good luck with them since the inception of the town’s police dog program a few years back.” Originally bred in the Czech Republic, and routed to America via a German business, Zeus was provided to town by Renbar Kennels of New Milford, which specializes in police dogs. North Haven police officer Jim Brennan was chosen as Zeus’ handler. “Jim has been with us for four years,” McLoughlin said. “He has personal experience with canines. Jim was selected by the Chief.” Zeus and Brennan began an eight-week training course at Renbar Kennels on Sept. 7, which will culminate on Nov. 5. “The dog will be crosstrained in tracking and narcotics detection,” McLoughlin said. “He will help locate missing persons, whether they are seniors or young kids. He will also be locating and apprehending persons involved in criminal activity.” Impeding movements of elicit drugs in town will be a
focus. “We’re going to be looking to step up our narcotics enforcement and narcotics detection,” McLoughlin said. “That is our primary outlook for what the duties of the dog would be.” Upon graduation, Zeus and Brennan will become operational. “They will be assigned predominantly to the evening shift,” McLoughlin said, “but there will be allowances made to them to accommodate town and the police department for special events and special details.” Zeus will reside permanently with Brennan. “That’s typical protocol, the dog living with the officer,” McLoughlin said. “Any costs – food, bills, etc. – we will bear.” McLoughlin estimated a $12,000 price tag for Zeus in 2010 – $6,500 for purchase, $4,500 for training and an additional $1,000 for equipment. Town officials budgeted $10,000 for costs. McLoughlin said the extra $2,000 will be picked up by the department. North Haven’s funding could be offset. “This was built into our capital financing with the understanding that the dog would essentially pay for itself through asset forfeitures,” McLoughlin said. “Hopefully we will be able to pay the town back.” Should Zeus prove successful, McLoughlin said he
would relish seeing additional dogs brought into the town’s police department. “This is a great start for us,” he said. “Obviously, we have to look at it down the road, evaluate it and make sure it’s worth continuing. If things need to be tweaked, we’ll tweak it.” “This is just the beginning,” he added. “Somewhere down the road, maybe we will get a second dog.” “Canine units are a proven program,” he continued. “We’re committed to making sure this program is going to work.” McLoughlin had high praise for Zeus. “This dog has a very good disposition,” he said. “He’s very obedient. He
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The North Haven Garden Club works on a number of beautification projects in town. Plantings were done at the Montowese Park sign by Gerri Giordano with soil donated by Victor Palma of Public Works. The geraniums were from Neal Peckham and the garden group at North Haven Middle School. Peckham also filled and maintained the planter boxes at the United States Post Office on Washington Avenue. If anyone is interested in joining the North Haven Garden Club, please call membership chair Kathy Miranda at (203) 484-2647.
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“Connections between the classroom and life experiences result from interdisciplinary instruction.” “Education requires a safe and orderly environment.” “There is a common core of knowledge that all students must possess to succeed.” “Learning goals for students are meaningful and es-
sential for success.” “Educators have a responsibility to keep abreast of current educational research, and to integrate new learnings into instruction.” Focus groups held in July by North Haven’s BOE, Ritchie and Jokubaitis helped shape the pamphlet’s language. These groups were comprised of teachers, other educational staff, parents, students, local officials, and
other members of the community. North Haven’s superintendent position was vacated when Sara-Jane Querfeld retired last year to pursue an administrative position in her hometown of North Branford. In the meantime, assistant superintendent Patricia Brozek is handling Querfeld’s duties. Brozek lacks superintendent certification.
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St. John’s Episcopal Church is pleased to announce the formation of a free, weekly community playgroup for babies, toddlers and their caregivers, to be held on Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, with a healthy snack will be provided. If you are a caregiver for a child or grandchild (infant through age four) who would like a weekly outing and some social time, you are more than welcome. Participants do not have to be members of St. John’s Church to attend. If you are interested in joining the Community Playgroup, please come with your child(ren) to St. John’s Church on Mondays, beginning Sept. 13, between 10
a.m. and noon. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven. For more information, contact the church office at (203) 2390156.
Community Suppers St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers have resumed. St. John’s sponsors the meals most Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, rain or shine for members of the community who need help making ends meet and for those who want some companionship along with a nutritious supper. The suggested donation is $1 per meal, with a family cap of $5. No one is turned away in the event they are unable to
The North Haven Citizen Friday, September 17, 2010 for infants and toddlers at both services. Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Dan Darling is the pastor. Phone is (203) 239-1495; Email: www.northhavenbiblechurch.org.
make a donation. The menu includes items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone (or fresh salads in the warmer months); meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches; seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. For details on this or other parish programs please call the church office at (203) 2390156.
A New Life 10 week seminar for the separated and divorced will begin Monday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden. To register, call (203) 281-2569.
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North Haven Bible Church, 161 Mill Road, announces its Sunday services include Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; worship services at 10:45 a.m. There is a nursery
Working through grief and loss can be a difficult task alone. But sharing with others who know exactly how you feel makes the journey easier. A bereavement support group is for anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one. This eightweek conversation group will include both support and grief education, facilitated by pastor, Rev. David Piscatelli of the Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road. This group will begin in September and is open to anyone in our community regardless of religious affiliation. Due to the
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Virgnia Zolkiewicz Raymond Virginia Adinolfi Hastings Raymond Hastings, 87, of Pool Road, North Haven, died Sept. 3, 2010, at the Veterans American Medical Center, West Haven. Born in New Haven, Jan. 31, 1923, he was a son of the late Albert and Emma Bloxum Hastings. Raymond had worked for Pratt & Whitney retiring as a foreman in the maintenance department and was a member of the Masons Lodge. He is survived by his children, Robert (Rochelle) Hastings, of Guilford, Gail Prokup, of Wallingford, Richard Hastings, of Harwinton and Joyce (Albert) Martin, of East Haven; six grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Private funeral services have been entrusted to the North Haven Funeral Home.
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John â€œJackâ€? Countey, 83, of Sunset Road, North Haven, husband of Delia Slattery Countey, died Sept. 9, 2010, at Connecticut Hospice. Jack was born in Patterson, N.J., Nov. 13, 1926, a son of the late John and Evelyn
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Countey; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Countey. A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 13 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden. Burial was in Centerville Cemetery. The Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, Hamden, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.
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Yates Countey. He retired from Rock Bestos after 25 years as a test technician. Mr. Countey was a member of the 2nd Company Governors Foot Guard, the Lancraft Fife and Drum Corp., the Gaelic Highland Pipe Band, the Gaelic Club, the Irish American Community Center, and was an honorary member of St. Maryâ€™s Fife and Drum Corp. in Limerick, Ireland. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Glenn Countey, of North Haven; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth
Zolkiewicz, 90, died peacefully at her home on Sept. 7, 2010, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Theodore Zolkiewicz. Virginia, daughter of the late Michelangelo and Maria Laura Tessitore Adinolfi, was born in North Haven, Jan. 18, 1920. She lived in North Haven all her life, except for a short period of time early in her marriage. She belonged to the New Haven Council of Catholic Women and St. Therese Ladies Guild. Known to her young pupils as Mrs. â€œZ,â€? Mrs. Zolkiewicz taught CCD in St. Therese parish for 10 years. She is survived by a sister, Sylvia Scaramella. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides her husband, she is predeceased by sisters Virginia Adinolfi, Jennie Adinolfi, Irma Lepone, Julia Damiani and by brothers Salvatore, Louis, Frank, Joseph, John and Michael Adinolfi. A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 11 at St. Therese Church. Interment was private. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN, 38101, or Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880.
had worked as a machinist for the former Winchesterâ€™s Repeating Arms Co. for 22 years and later for Metro North, until his retirement. He had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army and was a member of the City Point Yacht Club. He is survived by his children, Angelo T. (Deana Lique) DeCapua, of Charleston, N.H., Donna Amato, of Arizona, Leslie â€œButchâ€? (Marcey) Senkiw, of Lake Villa, Ill., and Bill (Lisa Davidson) Senkiw, of Ingleside, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas DeCapua. Funeral services were conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home on Sept. 13. Interment was at North Haven Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.
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admitted that he actually wrote the complaint that was full of questionable remarks. Neither Amato nor Gambardella has ever met my daughter. Their attack on her and my family was politically motivated, based on discontent aimed at my husband, John Lambert and me. At the September meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Amato once again showed himself and his agenda for what it is. When speaking about the complaint that disrupted the lives of my entire family, he said, “It was just a complaint” — shrugging as though what he had done was nothing. Pamela Parella Former Republican Registrar of Voters
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To the editor: Gary Amato, a member of the North Haven Democratic Town Committee, brought a complaint against my daughter to the State Elections Enforcement Commission for voter fraud that has since been dismissed by that Commission and in the process wasted the state’s money on investigation — money our bankrupt state can ill afford. The Election Commission found that my daughter is a bona fide resident of North Haven and remains so even to this day. North Haven is her home, and it has been my family’s home since the 1930s. We live in a house that has been in my family for 62 years. William Gambardella, another member of the North Haven Democratic Town Committee, the former town treasurer and Janet McCarty’s campaign chairman, has
Unanswered questions To the editor: A request was sent recently to our State Rep. Steve
Fontana from a local blog, The North Haven Way, to respond to a set of emailed questions sent in by its readers. The questions spanned both state and local issues. It was disappointing to find out that Fontana is reportedly not going to respond to the submitted questions. Frankly, I am surprised as there doesn’t seem to be a forum where townspeople can have a question and answer period with our elected representative. It certainly cannot be done at a Board of Selectman meeting, unless done after the meeting out of earshot of the whole assembly. The debates, although skimming the surface of general issues with pre-supplied questions, does not afford the public the give and take needed to pinpoint where exactly this candidate stands on the issues. See Letters, next page
Monday, Sept. 20 Community Services, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m. Commission on Aging, Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, 6 p.m. Inland Wetlands Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 7 p.m.
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By Paul Colella Special to the North Haven Citizen Winston Churchill famously said: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” For lifelong resident and judge of probate Michael Brandt, giving to his family, friends and community has been a lifelong commitment. “I have lived in North Haven all my life and my family has deep roots in this wonderful town,” stated Brandt. “The people of North Haven have had a great impact on me and my family, and I am honored and pleased to volunteer in the community and to serve as their judge of probate. I enjoy helping people.” Brandt has been judge of probate since January 2003, an active judge in New Haven Regional Children’s Probate Court, an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven, a law clerk to an Appellate Court Judge, a research clerk for Superior Court, and an associate editor of Connecticut Probate School of Law. He went through the North Haven
school system, graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in psychology, and earned a law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law. “I was well prepared for college after graduating from North Haven High School. Education, hard work, ethics, good morals, family life and volunteering were always practiced and emphasized by my parents Jack and Kathy Brandt,” he added. “My mother Kathy was a first grade teacher at Ridge Road School for 20 years.” Brandt further explained that he met his wife Kristen while attending law school, and they have three children – Matthew, Kylie and Michael. He stays active helping out in the community by teaching CCD to eighth graders at Saint Frances Cabrini Church, where he is also a Eucharistic minister. He coaches soccer, baseball and basketball, was a former board member and coach for the Max Sinoway Baseball League, and is team captain of Hamden/North Haven Re-
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Student Athlete Safety: Concussions By State Senator Len Fasano This past May, we passed le gislation here in Connecticut that raises awareness about the danger of concussions in student athletes. As Fasano the parent of a high school football player and as a former Yale football player, I know firsthand the seriousness of injuries sustained to student athletes involved in contact sports. Although I did not support the initial draft of the legislation, I worked with fellow legislators to find a compromise everyone could agree on. The result was SB 456, An Act Concerning Student Athletes and Concussions, which passed unanimously and requires anyone who has a
Letters Continued from page 14 Dave Yaccarino, Fontana’s opponent, was given a set of questions from the blog and responded quickly. He has also been holding Q&A sessions at the local McDonald’s. Apparently, he is willing to let the electorate know where he stands on the issues, and is making himself available for that purpose. Fontana, however, doesn’t seem to see the necessity of getting out from under the cloak of protection 14 years in office, and little opposition, has afforded him. This is a year of great unrest with the voting population. Incumbents are facing an angry electorate who feel that the people whom they have put in office do not listen to them. For whatever reason, Fontana has chosen to dismiss answering questions about the reasonable concerns of citizens of North Haven. In prior years, this might have gone unnoticed.
coaching permit issued by the State Board of Education and who coaches intramural or interscholastic athletics to be periodically trained in how to recognize and respond to head injuries and concussions. It also requires that coaches take a student athlete out of any game or practice if the athlete shows signs of having suffered a concussion. The coach must keep the athlete out of any game or practice until the athlete has received written clearance to return from a licensed medical professional. Almost any driven student athlete will want to play through the pain, and coaches might be tempted to let them do that, trusting the young persons’ judgment, but their safety is at risk. Concussions can result in long term damage, and the See Safety, page 27
In this election climate, it could be his undoing. Pat Heltke North Haven
Dedication and leadership To the editor: State Representative Steve Fontana has shown his dedication and leadership over the last 14 years that he has represented us in the Connecticut General Assembly. Fontana listens to residents’ concerns, solves individual problems for people and businesses and is in the forefront in setting the public policy initiatives in the General Assembly that have improved the quality of life for us and our families. Let’s look at Fontana’s record of public service as our State Representative: Jobs: Fontana has promoted small business loans and tax credits. This is a key area for economic development during this recession. Fontana has been a leader in
Judge Continued from page 14 lay for Life. “My mother Kathy died from cancer five years ago, and every year I am involved with the Relay for Life, which is a walk-a-thon held at Quinnipiac University to raise money and awareness for cancer,” said Brandt. “It is a wonderful and worthwhile event, and I do it for all those who have died from cancer, those who survived, and especially for my mother, who I loved very much and who taught me how to be a good person.” At a recent pancake breakfast held at the Masonic Lodge in town, many residents, including family and friends, were very pleased with the work Brandt has been doing both professionally and personally for the town and want to see him remain in his current position. “I thought that this was a wonderful event,” stated Rodger Salman, resident and attendee. “I really believe that Michael Brandt is a great young man who is very professional and caring.” “Mike Brandt embodies
expanding entrepreneurial opportunities and in promoting job growth through investment in high tech, research and renewable energy fields. Health care: Fontana, as chairman of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, has fought to help working families faced with loss of employment keep their health insurance coverage and has secured passage of legislation to allow North Haven and other municipalities to buy prescription drugs for their employees through the state plan. Fontana has a record of fighting to control health care costs and the more efficient delivery of health services in order to help our residents and businesses. Energy costs: Fontana has used his position on the Environment Committee to support legislation for solar energy development, geothermal alternatives and energy conservation programs that focus on reducing ener-
true spirit and is devoted to his family, friends and community. I am privileged to know Mike personally and professionally,” said First Selectman Michael Freda. “His deep compassion and extreme integrity, aligned with true devotion to help and work with all of North Haven’s citizens, makes him a unique individual who acts from the heart.” It is a rare moment when Brandt is not on the scene in North Haven. When he is not working or volunteering, he enjoys spending time with his family and their dog Chili. He is very family-oriented and believes that family is very special. For Brandt, everyone he meets, works with, volunteers with, coaches and teaches are like family. “Mike is always eager to help everyone. What you see is what you get,” stated Donna Spose, a longtime friend. “I remember when my son Eric’s soccer team went out of the country, Mike and his office were very helpful in helping my son and his teammates to get their passports.” Brandt believes that in his profession it is vital to treat
everyone with respect and have patience. He also is a good listener and believes that more is accomplished productively when people listen and then act. “Michael is an excellent listener and very attentive to others and their needs. In our neighborhood, there were three families — the DelVecchios, the Mitchells, and the Brandts – and we all had three boys,” recalled Ellie Mitchell, a friend and neighbor. “Everyone got along, and Michael’s kindness, caring and wonderful smile always brightened the neighborhood even on a rainy day. He handles people very well and is extremely fit for his profession.” “My husband is always willing to help by going the extra mile, and he never says no to anyone,” added Kristen Brandt. “He loves his job, his family and friends, and his community, making him not just the nicest guy but the nicest person who practices what he preaches.” See next week’s North Haven Citizen for an informal interview with Michael Albis, also a candidate for probate judge.
gy consumption and costs which are important to our residents and essential to business and retention and development. Transparency in government: Fontana has been in the forefront in fighting to have government deliver services in a more efficient and cost effective manner. The institution of business practices, results based performance for programs and agencies and the elimination of bureaucratic waste are the hallmark in the delivery of services our taxpaying residents and businesses. Re-elect Representative Fontana on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 – Proven leadership and vision. Bernard McLoughlin Campaign chair-friends of Steve Fontana
plans to burn copies of the Holy Quran, in hopes of achieving what? Ending terrorism? One cannot end terrorism through more terrorism. If Jones wishes to end Muslim extremism, then he should do so by building bridges of peace, love and brotherhood with Muslims. I am a 13-year-old Muslim belonging to the U.S. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who believes that the only way of ending Muslim extremism and terrorism is through campaigns of peace and friendship. Unlike the Dove World Outreach Center, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is running a Muslims for Peace campaign which hopes to end terrorism, but this campaign is run without insulting or harming anyone’s faith.
Ending terrorism To the editor: On 9/11 this year, Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center
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Hazwaste Central — There will be a North Haven Day with North Haven volunteers at Hazwaste Central at the Regional Water Authority on Long Wharf Drive in New Haven from 9 a.m. to noon. People can bring various toxic and other substances that are listed on the Hazwaste Central website. CUDA — Cuda Inc. (Critical Urgent Donations for Animals) will hold a bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to noon at M & M Redemption, 200 Church St., Wallingford. Pick up is available for your convenience. For more information, call Pattie at (203) 214-2009, or Diane (203) 988-1421.
Seek chorus members — The Elm City Men’s Barbershop Chorus invites men of all ages to sing. There is no fee. Meetings are every Monday starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 355 Roxon Road, East Haven. For more information, call Mike Ryan at (203) 283-5133, or Tony Riggi at (203) 2390684.
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Caregivers open house — Clelian Center, 261 Benham St., Hamden, is hosting a Caregivers Open House and Mini Health Fair from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tour the center and meet representatives from area organizations. At 7 p.m., a panel will discuss “How to Navigate through the Health Care System.” All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (203) 288-4151.
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eaten remnants, with Dunkin’ Donuts a close secContinued from page 15 ond. Cigarette boxes and packs, mostly Marlboros, are popular “throw out” items. In this case, I guess we can say, To the editor: As Lilly, our dog, and I take “If they don’t care for their our daily walks around the own health why should they block, I check out the trash care for the earth’s health.” These results may indicate that drivers pitch out of their car windows as they travel that either these companies along the road. Occasionally, I do more business or that take along a bag and pick up their products are preferred what I can. It never ceases to by those who show no respect amaze me the variety of junk for the rest of us. The really that drivers have chosen to stupid are those that wing dump on our streets, but also their empty glass or beer botthe consistency of some of it. tles, crashing onto our For example, one day I picked streets. Lilly tells me that up a fairly complete auto since she’s barefoot, she realstereo. I have also picked up a ly worries about stepping on variety of other car parts. the sharp shards that seem to Maybe they just fall off of, or last forever. To the those who litter I out of, unkempt cars. The stuff that is fairly con- would like to say, “Smarten sistent is empty beer and up, get some class and some soda cans. My unscientific cash — redeem those cans survey shows that for adult and bottles, take the trash beverages, Anheuser Busch home and put it where it beseems to be preferred, with Miller products running second, and some less popular PHD’s Fall brands scattered about. Relative to soda cans, Coke products lead the way, with Pepsi The Best Readers Anywhere! running second. Energy drinks and water bottles What’s In Your Future™? Life Choices • Careers • Relationships seem to be getting more popuCards • Mediums • Jewelry • Music lar as throwaways. McDonald’s seems to be the leader in Sat., Sept. 18 • 11-6 fast food bags, boxes and unNo. Haven Holiday Inn
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Closer look To the editor: A recent article in support of State Representative Steve Fontana reflects just one side of a coin. It is indeed true that Fontana’s intentions are to be applauded, as I am sure he has always been “an upstanding and generous member of our community who cares about North Haven residents.” Where I would depart with the sentiments of the author is in his conclusions about the outcomes of Fontana’s efforts. Fontana cannot escape the fact that he has been a member of the General Assem-
bly’s majority party that has led Connecticut to the disastrous conditions we face today. Indeed, the author himself explains that Fontana has helped pass the exact legislation that has gotten us to this point of affairs. The legislation that Fontana has helped pass did not “support our schools.” North Haven has seen a drop in the aid we receive from the state and certainly is not on par with that received by other communities. The legislation that Fontana has helped pass did not create jobs – Connecticut has been losing jobs as a direct result of the General Assembly’s efforts to raise taxes, and its businessunfriendly policies and regulations. The legislation that Fontana has helped pass did not “bring energy prices down.” In fact, Connecticut
residents pay some of the highest, if not the highest, energy rates in the U.S., and this is a direct result of the General Assembly’s past energy management and procurement policies. All that being said, what amazes me the most about the author’s comments is that he believes Fontana accomplished all these results in a “fiscally responsible way”! Has the author not been paying attention to the growth of our bloated state government and the related budget deficits we are facing in the next two fiscal years? The author, and other liberals like him, should take a closer look at the other side of the coin to review the results of a person’s efforts, and not rely simply on
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Letters Continued from page 17 Fontana’s good intentions. If North Haven and the state’s current plight is the result of Fontana’s past actions and intentions, I say we cannot afford to re-elect him to office. We direly need change, and I urge all North Haven residents to vote for anyone but Fontana. Removing him from office is the only way we can ensure he can no longer use his good intentions to support additional Democrat majority efforts in Hartford that will result in increased injury for North Haven and the state. Michael P. Maturo North Haven
Resignation To the editor: Regretfully, I am resigning my position as Registrar of Voters effective at the close of business on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. My deputy registrar, Mrs. Laurie Brangi, will assume my duties on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. I am in a leadership position in two organizations that will require me to be at functions four or five days each month for the next several months. It would be unfair of me to remain as registrar under those circumstances. The past three months have been an enjoyable experience for me. My fellow
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350 Gallons Per Hour Clog Resistant Pool Cover Pump •Easily hooks to garden hose •1 yr. warranty • Uses 1/2 the electricity of other brands
4'x8' Heavy Duty
In Ground Pool Covers
Above Ground Pool Covers
Comp. $379 - $449
•Blocks 99% of light •Choose from 63” or 84”
Deluxe Water Tubes
Thermal Window Panels
Ice Equalizers Pool Pillows
*Measured from leg to leg
Sierra II™ 12’x12’* Gazebo
INCLUDES EZ ROLLER STORAGE BAG
SPECIAL PURCHASE Ultra Ringspun Bath Towel
Famous Maker 1/4 Zip Front Sweatshirt
Commercial Grade Winter Pool Covers
INCLUDES HANDY ROLLER BAG
Famous makers with labels removed
•Lycra® spandex reinforced collars & cuffs
Premium cotton Petite & missy sizes Comp. $20
Asorted styles & sizes
Comp. $4- $6
Ladies Better Tees & Tanks
•Solids & prints •3/4 & long sleeves Comp. $20 or more
Digital Oil Filled Radiator
Mens & Ladies Eagle Canyon® Micro Fleece or Men’s Character Sleep Pants
Ladies Famous Maker Active Tops
Duraflame® Electric Stove
Comp. $10 or more
STORE HOURS! Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm Sale Dates: Thurs. Sept. 16 - Sept. 22, 2010
Mens & Ladies Flannel Dorm Pants
•Cute prints & yarn dyed patterns •Missy & plus sizes
Currently selling for $400
Hand Painted Wind Chimes Comp. $13- $15
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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, September 17, 2010
North Haven Fair 2010
Send Us Your Nominations 2010 ATHENA® Awards Celebrates the potential of women as valued members and leaders of the community. Honors Individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment. Recognizes men and women who help create successful women. Go to www.quinncham.com for nomination form. Deadline for nominations - September 17th Fax to 269-1358 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT
ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Athena Award Luncheon
Friday, October 15, 2010 12:00 - 2:00pm - $40 per person Holiday Inn - 201 Washington Ave, No. Haven Invited Guest & Honorary Chair: Governor M. Jodi Rell Guest & Incoming Chair: Peyton R. Patterson, Chairman & CEO, NewAlliance Bank
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Special Guest Speaker: Marna Borgstrom, President & CEO, Yale New Haven Hospital
Participants will Participants will be $400 bepaid paid $400 for time for their their time
Event Presenter: Roberts Chrysler Dodge
If you are a family member or guardian of an adult with Down syndrome 40 years old or older, you may be interested to know about a research study to determine the effectiveness of a brain imaging technique that may detect Alzheimer disease before symptoms occur. Join the fight against Alzheimer disease
Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders 60 Temple Street, Suite 8B ● New Haven, CT 06510 ● www.indd.org
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Friday, September 17, 2010 â€” The North Haven Citizen
North Haven Fair
To Benefit the Meriden Humane Society & Charities of the Meriden Rotary Club
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PET FAIR, DOG WALK, & 5K ROAD RACE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010 10AM - 3PM HUBBARD PARK MERIDEN, CT
Citizen photos by Mark Englehart, Michelle Spader and Mary Prouty
The 2010 North Haven Fair, held Sept. 9 through 12, was a great time enjoyed by all.
RAIN DATE FOR PET FAIR AND DOG WALK IS OCTOBER 3RD. ROAD RACE WILL BE RAIN OR SHINE.
LOCAL VENDORS - FOOD - MUSIC ADOPTION AGENCIES - CONTESTS
ROAD RACE STARTS AT 9:30 A.M. RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP BEGINS AT 8 A.M. AT BANDSHELL.
Purchase a Bobcat CT225, complete with loader and bucket, for the low price of $12,995 Cash â€“ OR financing as low as $ 249 /month.*
ROCKY THE ROCK CAT OFFICIAL MASCOT OF THE NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS ROCKY WILL LEAD THE DOG WALK AT 11:30 A.M. REGISTER ONLINE OR DAY OF THE EVENT (10-11:30 A.M.)
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Bring on the workâ€¦and the savings! With a 27-hp diesel engine, the Bobcat Â® CT225 is strong enough for your biggest jobs, but small enough to work in tight areas.