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The North Haven

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Volume 5, Number 25

Up with Reading

Your Town, Your News

Friday, June 18, 2010

Low turnout still a concern, but

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Officials pleased by passage of budget at second referendum By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen By a narrow margin – a mere 365 votes – North Haven’s 2010-11, $83.1 million budget passed at town’s second referendum on June 15 – 2,147 yes to 1,782 against. Of town’s 15,360 eligible voters, 3,929, or 25.58 percent, turned out, up from the 21 percent who rejected an $85 million budget two-to-one at the first referendum on May 18. Representing an increase of 2.7 mills, the budget brings a new tax rate of 26.18 mills. Ridge Road residents carried the budget, approving it by a tally of 645 to 322. Clin-

tonville’s district also supported it, 509 to 430, as did Green Acres, 213 to 210. Several districts opposed the budget. Absentees voted no, 47 to 40. Additionally, the Recreation Center pushed for a third referendum, 341 to 331, as did Montowese, 432 to 409. First Selectman Michael Freda was cognizant of the meaning behind the budget referendum’s tight outcome. “I’m happy it passed,” he said, “but I’ve also recognized that because it passed by such a close margin, it indicates to me that there are still a large number of residents concerned with the

See Budget, page 27

No criminal charges in building department probe By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Courtesy of Denise Ciccarelli

On June 9, at 9 a.m., students at Clintonville School helped inflate a 105,000 cubic foot hot air balloon to celebrate their “Up With Reading” challenge. The students needed to read 15,000 books to send their principal, Lauretta Dowling, up in the balloon. After a year long theme of ballooning which was incorporated into all subject areas, particularly in science, with the study of weather, flight, gravity, etc., the children got a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the sight and hear the sounds of a real hot air balloon. This program was generously funded by the North Haven Education Foundation. See more photos on page 24.

Discovering no illegal activities, the state’s attorney office has ceased its investigation into North Haven’s building department. “The town of North Haven had asked us to look into whether their building official was in compliance with town policy, appropriate laws and regulations, as well as whether he was in violation of state statutes,” said New Haven State’s Attorney Michael Dearington last week. “Based on information provided by North Haven, as well as interviews with members of the office, we concluded that there is no evi-

dence of criminal wrongdoing. Accordingly, our investigation has been closed.” Potential building department concerns first arose in December 2009 when, during the public comment portion of a Board of Selectmen’s meeting, several residents aired anxieties, including that a state investigation had commenced the month before. Since then, multiple properties with possible problems have been identified throughout town, totaling approximately $50,000 in wrongly charged permit fees. North Haven building official Dave Maiden was placed on paid administrative leave

See Probe, page 8


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 18, 2010

Drug purchase plan could help North Haven By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

prescription drugs.” Donovan said that despite Connecticut’s monetary woes, Hartford still wanted to promote municipal savings during recessionary times. “Up at the Capital we had a tough budget year, but one thing we focused on was not hurting towns,” he said. “We concentrated on what Rep. Fontana worked on, which

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During a May 14 press conference at North Haven Town Hall, politicians discussed new state legislation which allows municipalities to participate in a state-wide prescription drug purchasing plan. Signed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell last week, the law permits towns to buy medication through the state at lower costs beginning July 1. Employing over 50,000 workers, Connecticut can negotiate lower drug prices than towns and cities with smaller pools of employees. Second selectman and State Rep. Steve Fontana (DNorth Haven), First Selectman Michael Freda and

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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Superintendent Querfeld collects accolades from BOE members By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

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revision has transformed our district. Her expertise, leadership and commitment to improving instruction are second to none.� Brozek lamented Querfeld’s departure and wished her well. “Obviously this is going to be a tremendous loss for the North Haven school district,� she said. “On behalf of the administrators, pupils, teachers and staff of the school district, thank you and best wishes.� Querfeld was thankful for the kind comments. “I just want to thank this board and the townspeople for what has been an amaz-

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erico was recommended to the board, which voted for her official appointment. Moving on to a North Branford position at the school year’s end, Superintendent Sara-Jane Querfeld received appreciation from board members. “I think she is by far, in my opinion, the very best superintendent the North Haven schools have ever had,� said board member James Hogan. “She has done an excellent, excellent job.� A round of applause followed Hogan’s comments, after which Brozek also praised the departing administrator. “Sara Querfeld has been a remarkable asset to North Haven, as a language arts coordinator, as a principal, and as a superintendent,� she said. “From the onset, she’s had enormously positive impact on the district.� “Sara deserves the sole credit for the significant improvement to CMT and CAPT scores,� Brozek continued. “Sara’s vision for curriculum and curriculum

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 18, 2010

Eyewitnesses to history: The best view is the first-person view By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

North Haven High School history teacher Federico Fiondella enjoys finishing a year of textbook teaching tangibly – with the real thing. For three consecutive years, Fiondella has produced “An Eyewitness to History,” an all-day speaker series incorporating local individuals who have experienced firsthand subjects studied by NHHS students. World War II, Vietnam War, Watergate, Sept. 11, and present-day Afghanistan and Iraq representatives all addressed students this year. “It’s a great way to recap all the things we learned in class with accounts from eyewitnesses,” Fiondella said, “people who actually lived through the event, as op-

posed to simply what’s written in the textbooks.” “In today’s world, it’s such a fast pace, that you may not get to sit down for dinner, sit down and learn from grandparents,” Fiondella continued. “You used to learn these stories from your grandparents. Now you eat and run, and some kids are missing out on these kinds of stories.” Fiondella estimated approximately 250 students and 25 teachers attended throughout the June 4 allday event. American Legion Post 76 commander Dan Riccio made an opening statement. Veterans Vincent Snurkowski and Domenic Falcone, along with nurse and pharmacist’s mate Third Class Edith Gillman, spoke on World War II. Veteran William Kennedy gave a

speech “The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb.” Discussing the Vietnam conflict were veterans Rick Leach, John Gilchrist, Don Deloge and Charles Morrissey. Former secret service agent Roy Castagnola spoke on President Richard Nixon’s last days, Sept. 11 survivor Chad Vanacore discussed his escape from the Twin Towers, while Master Sergeant Brent Heidenis and Major Daniel Murphy portrayed modern warfare. On September 10, 2001, Chad Vanacore stood atop the New York skyline with his girlfriend, looking out from Windows on the World, a restaurant on the 106 and 107th floors of the World Trade Center’s North Tower. “My girlfriend asked what would happen if the towers ever went down,” Vanacore said somberly.

At the time, Vanacore was working on a trading floor on the South Tower’s 60th floor. “It was all rows of desks,” he said. “There were no cubicles.” A day after his girlfriend’s unintended premonition, Vanacore was talking football with a co-worker in the morning. “All of a sudden a huge shockwave went through the building,” he said. “The whole trading floor goes quiet – it’s usually pretty noisy.” “What looks like confetti is coming down the side of the building,” Vanacore continued. “I was walking to the side of the building when I looked up and the first thing I noticed was that the top of the other tower was engulfed in flames. What I thought was confetti was concrete and twisted mental.” Vanacore ran back to his desk and convinced a group of coworkers they needed to leave. “We were probably some of the first people in the stairwells,” he said. “The stairwells had no windows.” Loudspeaker announce-

ments began 10 to 15 flights into Vanacore’s descent, telling South Tower denizens that it was okay to return to their floors. Vanacore and his friends had traversed 10 more stories when the second plane struck their building. “There was another shockwave that ripped through the building,” Vanacore said. “Only it’s twisting our building. People were tossed aside. All I could think is that the first tower collapsed and we’re going down and I’m going to be buried in rubble. Nobody is ever going to find me.” “The guy in front of me started to say ‘we’re all going to die’,” Vanacore continued. “I put my hand on his shoulder and said ‘we’re going to get out of here’.” Eventually, Vanacore and his companions made it outside into the plaza. “I looked into the sky and both towers were engulfed in flames,” he said. “Rescue workers were

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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

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A Wing Fling for Cancer event will take place on Thursday, June 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden, from 7 to 9 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Hospital of Saint

Raphael’s Father Michael J. McGivney Cancer Centers and The Looking Forward Program. There is an admission fee. Nine area restaurants within the New Haven County will be participating and serving their famous chicken wings. The participating restaurants include Chili’s of Hamden, CJ Spar-

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Miss Connecticut Pageant The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant will be held from Thursday, June 24, to Saturday, June 26 at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St. Preliminary competitions will take place at 7:30 p.m. on June 24 and 25. The finals competition is June 26, at 7 p.m., also at the Garde Arts, at which time a new Miss Connecticut and new Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen will be crowned. This year’s theme is “Fashionista” and will feature 35 young women in an upbeat opening number

about fashion on June 26. The ticket price covers orchestra and loge seating all three nights of the pageant. Tickets may be purchased through the Garde Arts Center box office, (860) 444-7373 or visit www.gardearts.org.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Rotary volunteers help with Special Olympic cycling By David Marchesseault Special to The North Haven Citizen

A sometimes rainy weekend did not dampen the spirits of 2,217 athletes and their partners at the 41st anniver-

sary of the Connecticut Special Olympics. The events were held June 11-13 on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. North Haven resident Laurie-Jean Hannon, vice president of Games and Sports Development, has been working with Special Olympics of Connecticut for 39 years. Several years ago she was contacted by Theresa Veile, then president of the North Haven Rotary Club, offering the group’s volunteer services to help with supervision at the annual Summer Games. According to the Special Olympics website, the responsibilities held by Hannon include “planning and executing our three major competitions: Winter Games, Summer Games and Holiday

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Volunteers from the North Haven Rotary provided assistance to the Connecticut Special Olympians last weekend, including helping out with the bike races. Sports Classic.” The Summer Games, which were held last weekend at SCSU, included cycling, gymnastics, tennis and developmental aquatics. Due to renovation work at the college pool, the town pool in North Haven was utilized for the swimming competition.

For six years, Veile has organized the sign-up of North Haven Rotary volunteers for the Special Olympic games. The local Rotary provides safety assistance to the numerous athletes who participate in the bike races. A huge race track was formed utilizing large red safety cones

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Ave. Volunteers watch over riders as they pass through pedestrian pathways and assist them in exiting the track upon completion. Morning and afternoon cycling competitions included 5K, 10K, and 15K races. The athletes bring their own bicycles, which vary from slick competitive bikes to the common street variety. For individuals who may have to deal with physical handicaps, large three wheelers are used. Although individuals who want to race do not have to be experienced riders, all entrants must attend training sessions for eight weeks prior to an event. Many of the competitors on Sunday showed a fair degree of expertise. Stating that the volunteers

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occurred. “We’re trying to determine whether or not the town did lose any fees over the years going back to 2002,” Freda said. “There is no more investigation into the criminal aspect.” Freda was unsure when the audit would be completed. “It could be a lengthy process based on the scope of what we’re doing internally,” he said. The audit took the place of a state building department probe into North Haven’s building department. “I was disappointed with the process of the state building department,” Freda said. “They were too slow and cumbersome, so I engaged the auditors.” Maiden’s attorney, John Gesmonde of Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari of Hamden, did not return phone calls.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Library News

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St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers will continue to be held every Friday night. St. John’s sponsors the meals on 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 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 details on this or other parish programs please call the church office at (203) 2390156.

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Obituaries Vincenzo Renna

Vincenzo Renna, 82, of Maple Avenue, North Haven, died June 10, 2010, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of Gerardina Zarra Renna. Born in Teora, Province of Avellino, Italy, on Jan. 25, 1928, he was a son of the late Giuseppe and Raffaela DiDomenico Renna. Vincenzo was a laborer for the Construction and General Laborersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Local Union #455, having worked for Edgewood Construction, Lieto Construction, Leonard Piping and Zarra Construction until his retirement. He is survived by a son, Joseph (Lynn) Renna, of North Haven; a daughter, Raffaela Renna, of East Haven; grandchildren, Alivia and Madyson Renna; a sister, Giuseppina (Luciano) Melillo, of Italy. He was predeceased by sisters, Concetta, and Angelina; and a brother, Vito. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Barnabas Church on June 14. Interment was in St. Bridget Cemetery, Cheshire. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. More obituaries next page


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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Obituaries Mary A. Martine Mary A. “Mimi” Martine, 89, of Knob Hill Road, Hamden, formerly of Spring Road, North Haven, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at the Hospital of St. Raphael. She was the wife of the late Earl J. Martine. Mrs. Martine was born in New Haven on Oct. 30, 1920, a daughter of the late Stefano and Josephine Riccitelli Raccio. She was a packer at the former Knudsen Dairy for 20 years, retiring in 1985. Mimi was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, a longtime parishioner of St. Therese Church, and an avid bingo player and Red Sox and UConn fan. She is survived by two daughters, Valerie Koch and her husband David, of Hamden, and Patricia Manzi and her husband David, of North Carolina; a son, Earl Martine and his wife Teri, of North Carolina; a sister, Joanne (Richard) Broga, of Branford; three brothers, Angelo (Anne) Raccio, Alfred (Louise) Raccio and Nicholas Raccio, all of North Haven; eight grandchildren, David, Erika, Jody and Jeffrey Koch, Megan, John and Dominic Martine and Marisa Nava, and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Sylvia Borrelli. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 12 at St. Therese Church. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery. The Torello-Iacobucci Washington Memorial Funeral Home of North Haven was in charge of arrangements.

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Emilio Jacomo Camero Emilio (Emil) Jacomo Camero, 95, of Pond Hill Road, North Haven, died June 1, 2010, at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. He resided in North Haven since 1943 with his wife, Mary Pocobello Camero, who predeceased him in 2001. Emil was born in Civo, Italy, Province of Sondrio, on Oct. 6, 1914, and was the son of the late Rocco and Philomena Frate Camero. Emil immigrated to this country at the age of 14. He worked at the Stiles Brick Yard in North Haven, then at Botwinik Brothers and Wallace Silversmiths, of Wallingford. He was the head chef at the Sea Shell Restaurant, later known as the Hob Knob in Guilford. He was then hired by Winchester Fire Arms, New Haven, performing defense work. He worked his way up from the Battery Department to the Repair Machine Shop as a head machinist. His retirement years consisted of gardening, tending to his several fruit trees, and his yearly wine-making project. He is survived by daughters, Barbara (Michael) Dutra, of North Haven, and Gloria (David) Murzak, of Wallingford; grandchildren,

Christopher (Regina) Murzak, of Wallingford, Michele Murzak, of Middletown, and Lisa Murzak, of North Haven; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Christopher Jr., and Courtney Murzak, of Wallingford; and several nieces and nephews, both in the U.S. and Italy. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Church on June 4. Interment was at North Haven Center Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bernadette McGirr Bernadette Marie Berwick McGirr, 64, of Sheffield Road, North Haven, died June 11, 2010, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Douglas P. McGirr. Bernadette was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on Sept. 8, 1945, a daughter of the late Franklin and Harriet Gurcezski Berwick. She had worked as a teacher for the Archdiocese of Hartford. She is survived by her children, Christopher (Leslie) McGirr, of Middletown, Stephen (Donna) McGirr, of Meriden, Denise Cole, of North Haven, and David (Amie) McGirr, of Meriden; grandchildren, Mason and Madison Cole, Mataya and Brayden McGirr; and four step-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 16 at St. Therese Church. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and

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Fish story indicates NHMS White Team thinks ‘green’ By David Marchesseault Special to the North Haven Citizen

A seasoned teacher who’s in his first year working at the North Haven Middle School recently brought his sixth grade students on the White Team to the Salmon River in East Hampton on a rather unique field trip. This was the culmination of a class project entitled “The Restoration of the Atlantic Salmon.” Sean Laydon came to North Haven this year with over 10 years of teaching experience at the elementary school level. He stated that he loves his career move so much that, “I’d never want to go back.” The atmosphere in his classroom demonstrates his passion for teaching science, with equipment and

projects in every corner and attractive bulletin boards that help to draw the interests of his students. The fish project that the sixth grade class took on with enthusiasm this year was no simple task. It required detailed work and special care. An insulated and specially equipped aquarium in the classroom that has rather expensive temperature controls became the nesting ground for some 200 salmon eggs. The future small fry were provided through the Connecticut River Salmon Association (CRSA), which has been attempting to restore this valuable resource to the Connecticut River Basin. The children were completely successful in caring for and raising the young fish, called “alevin,” which

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Science teacher Sean Laydon stands beside the special aquarium used to raise salmon fry at the North Haven Middle School. feed off a type of pouch that remains with them after they hatch. The unusual food pouch contains the yolk sac. Laydon said that the tiny creatures consume the entire yolk sac before they are considered “fry,” but at that point they must be released into the river or they will not survive. The trip must be carefully planned keeping

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our lives, trying not to think about these things, because then the terrorists win, and we’re living in fear.” “For a year after I didn’t sleep a single night,” Vanacore added. “Now I feel like I have a better zest for life. I saw how fragile things can be, and so I try to live life to its fullest.” Students asked Vietnam War veterans whether they remained in touch with their combat companions postconflict. Christmas cards and emails were said to be commonly exchanged. One student asked about Vietnam’s environment. “It rained for three solid months,” one veteran said. Another, an aviator, was not as against the weather. “The skies were pretty clear,” he said. “Only problem was that aircraft don’t fly as well in hot, humid air.” When asked about Vietnam wildlife, veterans said they saw 12-foot anacondas and rock-throwing monkeys, and heard of other soldiers who encountered tigers. A difficulty that Vietnam veterans said they had with their service was the public reaction when they came

home; they were told not to wear their uniforms, because public opinion was negative toward the war. At hearing this, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans said how thankful they were when Vietnam’s combatants welcomed them home. In 1974, Castagnola was working for the White House, having just recently graduated from the Secret Service academy. “I was working in the executive office building, where the president had his real office,” he told the student and teacher audience. “I was there one of my first nights, watching The Six Million Dollar Man at two a.m., when a buzzer sounded and there was a pounding at the door.” “I opened the door and there, between two secret service agents, was the President of the United States,” Castagnola added. “He goes by without saying anything. He came in almost every night.” Silence, of course, was a pertinent part of Castagnola’s vocation. “I saw a lot, I heard a lot, but I didn’t say a lot,” he said. “In fact I was sworn to secrecy. To this day

there’s a lot I can’t talk about.” Watergate left Castagnola considering much. “There were 18-minute gaps on those tapes,” he said. “Obviously, they had been erased, but the question is who did it and why?” “I’ve always wondered if that’s what the president was working diligently on every night, only yards away from me,” Castagnola continued. “Only the president knows.” Despite Nixon’s ignominious exit, Castagnola reminded his listeners that the 37th president had also opened up relations with China and begun bridging the United States and Soviet Union gulf. “Unfortunately, he will go

down as the first president to resign,” Castagnola said. “He will go down for Watergate.” Heidenis brought American conflict into current-day focus, showing the audience a self-shot video portraying Iraq warfare, including American soldiers utilizing tanks and machine guns, night vision fighting, raids of stone buildings, and desert patrols. But it wasn’t all offense. Heidenis’ video also contained shots of Americans training Iraq soldiers to fend for themselves, and soldiers at work rebuilding the country’s shattered buildings.

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, June 18, 2010

Letters to the Editor

Son in recovery; thanks for the support

To the editor: How do we thank such a wonderful community? On the evening of April 29, our 12-year-old son Ryan (known by all as “Whitey”) suffered a skull fracture while playing his favorite sport, baseball. Additional complications included a cerebral hemorrhage. Simply stated, he was in bad shape. Immediately (literally 7 a.m. the next morning in the Pediatric ICU), friends from throughout our community came to the support of the Brennan family. Old friends, new friends, friends of friends and strangers contacted us. Whitey received hundreds of calls, emails, visits and gifts … they continue to arrive today. The Brennan family received an incredible amount of food, which during such a time of

crisis was a tremendous help. The outpouring of kindness and generosity was stunning! We continually heard the words, “We are praying for him.” We want to most genuinely thank the entire community. We have kept individual names to a minimum, because the list would be too long. Our gratitude goes to: Dr. Duncan and his surgical team at Yale New Haven Hospital; Yale New Haven Hospital’s 7th Floor Pediatric ICU and Security; Max Sinoway Little League coaches, teammates, friends and all of the WB #5 Brigade; Father Tim and our St. Therese Church family; friends, teachers and administrators at the North Haven Middle School; special thanks to Kyle Scafariello for coordinating a “Hat Day” fundraiser; Montowese and Clintonville Elementary School staff and students; North Haven High School staff and students; all of our

friends in Town Hall; Richard’s Corner Deli, JRoos and Taste Buds; Dr. Kim and Dr. Lazaroff; our immediate families and all of our friends who have sent their love, support and prayers. We live in a wonderful community. Whitey’s outlook is now bright! We celebrate his recovery with all of you. Jay and Lisa Brennan North Haven

Yaccarino needed in Hartford To the editor: Like many other residents, I was extremely disappointed to hear that Connecticut’s bond rating has been lowered. Members of our General Assembly have tried to play off this downgrade as a minor problem; however, it puts our state in a bad position for the future and is a direct and negative consequence of years of wrong-headed spending without limits. How have

Government Meetings

Tuesday, June 22 Board of Police Commissioners, Police Department, 8 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m. Inlands Wetlands Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24 Economic Development Commission,

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Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 8:15 a.m. Monday, June 28 Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal Drive, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1 Board of Selectmen, North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St., 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8 Board of Education, Annex Building, 7 Linsley St., board room, third floor, 7 p.m.

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things gotten so bad? Rather than actually make tough decisions and risk losing votes, career politicians in Hartford have continued to borrow. In times like these, Connecticut needs restraint and common sense. This is why we need a man like Dave Yaccarino as our next state representative from North Haven. He has the kind of perspective we need in the capitol. Dave has had to reshape his small business over the years and adapt to various business climates. He understands that you can only borrow for so long until you’re worse off than when you started. Analysts say that Connecticut will face a $3.37 billion shortfall in next year’s budget. That is thoroughly unacceptable. We need a new approach and new faces up in Hartford. We need somebody like Dave Yaccarino. Paul Marando North Haven

Leaves or people – which is more important? To the editor: I was very sad to find out at my son’s pre-school graduation that a valuable member of the special education department at Green Acres School had been laid off. Due to budget cuts, Kriste Gill will no longer be a speech language pathologist in

North Haven. All of you who know “Miss Kriste” and have had the privilege of her working with your child know that this is just wrong. Kriste Gill was my son’s speech therapist for the past two years that he was in the program. Without her patience, understanding, and unbelievable hard work, I seriously doubt my son would have come as far as he has. She has always gone above and beyond her role as a speech therapist to do what she believed was in the best interest of my son. I will always be grateful for her time and effort. I believe it is doing our children a great disservice to let people like Kriste become casualties to our town’s budget cuts. It’s unfortunate that some people only see the bottom line — just a number. They do not see that there are people attached to that number and lives are affected. When a town finds an employee like Kriste, they should hold onto them at all costs — find other ways and not just dispose of them like leaves on a curb. Which leads me to my next point. Everyone should be happy to know that the town will still have their bulk leaf pick-up. That’s really what matters here. Gina Judd North Haven

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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Historical house opened to the public By Paul Colella The North Haven Citizen On a Sunday afternoon, I attended the opening of the Martha Culver House located at 282 Quinnipiac Avenue, adjacent to the Montowese Volunteer Firehouse and ball fields. After several years closed to the public, the Martha Culver House is once again ready to welcome visitors. The members of the North Haven Historical Society are excited about sharing with the public the history of the Culver family, the Brockett Collection of farm tools, and other artifacts, memorabilia, and archives in the home that tell the story of North Haven’s early history. The Martha Culver House was constructed by Ammi Culver in 1857 of North Haven brick. Martha Louisa Culver Smith was born during the Civil War in the year 1864. She was an avid reader and a collector of books. She did missionary work and traveled extensively to many countries while appreciating and learning about the various peoples and their cultures, customs, and traditions. When she was home in North Haven, Martha was involved in charitable organizations, a Friday Afternoon Book Club, and could be seen by neighbors working in her garden in the backyard. She died in 1925 at the age of 61. Martha, Ammi’s daughter, willed the house and its surrounding property to the town of North Haven. The house served as a library for many years. Evidence of its former status can be seen today as the front porch holds a library book drop (no longer operational). Upon my arrival, I was greeted by members of the Society who offered me and other visitors a glass of lemonade and cookies. Incidentally, Martha served lemonade and cookies at the Friday Afternoon Book Club. Once inside, the members took us on a tour of the house. In the parlor, there are several pieces of colonial and Victorian furniture including chairs and tables, a victrola with a hand crank, and an old organ dating back to the late 1880s, and several pictures including those of Martha and her family on the walls. In the dining room, there are two china cabinets filled with dishes, glasses, and other memorabilia, a Federalist style dining room table with matching chairs in the center of the room, and a coal stove tucked in the corner. In the kitchen there are shelves filled with cooking and eating utensils, cookware, and glassware dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. There is also an antique icebox and washing machine as well as a washboard and tub. In the back room, the Brockett Collection of domestic and agricultural tools and equipment is nicely displayed. The collection originally belonged to Hobart Brockett who lived in town from 1875-1967, and was a farmer and

dairyman. In the two rooms upstairs, there is bedroom furniture, memorabilia, pictures, a spinning wheel, a wooden wheelchair, an 1867 sewing machine, children’s toys and clothing, as well as women’s clothing dating back to the turn of the century. There is also a small reference library with several shelves of books, scrapbooks, journals, picture books, maps, old typewriters, and writing desks. The ceiling and crown molding is original and dates to the Victorian period. While walking through the house, one has the opportunity to take a tour through time by learning and appreciating the history of North Haven as depicted by the artifacts and memorabilia on display. Unfortunately, none of the furnishings are from Martha Culver or originally belonged to the house. However, the members of the Society are grateful to all those who donated furnishings, artifacts, and memorabilia to fill the rooms and give it that museum motif. They also are thankful to the North Haven Garden Club for planting flowers and attending to the shrubbery outside the house. The Society is working with the town to restore, renovate, and preserve the Martha Culver House in order to make it a resource that all residents can enjoy. An application is pending to designate the house as an historical landmark. Bob Iverson, president of the North Haven Historical Society, and his members are enthusiastic, energetic, and conscientious about making this historical home the talk of the town. Their tireless efforts, determination, and hard work have certainly paid off as evident in the compliments from the constant flow of people at the opening celebration. They are currently working on other ways to improve the house and welcome visitors and residents to stop by. They are off to a great start and must be commended on their determination to preserve a very rich and important part of North Haven’s history. They are planning to be open on Sundays during the summer and up through September. Admission is free, and I would recommend people of all ages pay a visit to the Martha Culver House and enjoy a tour of North Haven’s history in our own backyard. Many towns have historical homes that are visible from the roadside, but not many are open to the public so let’s take advantage of what we have while going back in time and learning about the people and events that shaped and made North Haven a wonderful place to live both yesterday and today. For more information on the Martha Culver House, please contact the North Haven Historical Society at 203-239-7722 or visit the North Haven Cultural Center located on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-4:30 p.m.

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Porsche and the annual window rebellion By Joel Camassar Special to the North Haven Citizen New York Auto Show goers are welcome to climb into the majority of the cars and touch every surface, open every cubby and in general act like it’s their first time in a car. Grown-ups and kids alike are expected to adjust the driver’s seat to their liking, and with hands on the wheel and feet on the pedals, pretend that they’re driving on the Autobahn, Baja 1000 or the Long Island Expressway, depending on the automaker. All of this exploration is completely kosher; they even have people to wipe handprints off the outside of the cars. The lookonly cars, $200,000-plus Bentleys and Ferraris, are parked behind velvet ropes. Only to be visually admired and not touched, these exotic cars are parked with locked doors and rolled up windows. The vehicles that are available for public exploration are parked with the driver’s window, or all windows, rolled down and the doors unlocked. This unwritten code has stood for as long as I can remember, and yearly visitors to the Auto Show understand it. There’s absolutely

no confusion as to which car companies are trying to entice the dregs of society into purchasing a car and which lock their cars to keep the dregs of society out. But every year Porsche throws a wrench into the unwritten Auto Show code by leaving their exotic show vehicles’ windows up and doors unlocked. To make matters more confusing, some Porsches are locked and others aren’t. I have several theories on this conundrum, starting with the possibility that Porsche Corporate enjoys social experimentation and redefining social boundaries. It’s also possible that Porsche employees eagerly await watching me pull on locked door handles and hitting myself on the head with doors I assumed to be locked every year. However, I think the real reason for this locking nonsense has to do with Porsche’s place on the spectrum of exclusivity. Porsches are a relatively poor man’s exotic car, you can purchase one for a mere fifty grand, and only the top of the line models sell for over$150,000. Porsche’s rolled-up window rebellion maintains an air of exclusiv-

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Tips for a Better Sleep — MidState Medical Center is sponsoring a program, “Tips for a Better Sleep,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Meriden Senior Center, 22 W. Main St. To register, call (203) 237-0300. Plaque — MidState Medical Center will sponsor a program, “Plaque — It’s Not Just in Your Teeth,” as part of Lunch and Learn, held from noon to 1 p.m., at The Village at Kensington Place, Meriden. To register, call (203) 235-0181. Elm City Girls’ Choir — The Elm City Girls’ Choir of New Haven will present “Italy Tour Send-Off,” at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave., New Haven. The choir will embark on a singing tour of Italy this summer. Proceeds will benefit the Elm City Girls’ Choir Tour Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be sold at the door. For further information please call (203) 787-1244 or e-mail info@unitedchoir.com. Amazing Melinda — The Amazing Melinda, sponsored by Friends of the Library, will be presented from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., for ages 5 to 7, at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. To register, call (203) 239-5803.

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Michael J. McGivney Cancer Centers. There is an admission fee. At least 12 area restaurants within the New Haven County will be participating. Vote on the best chicken wings in New Haven County. For more information, please call Vanna Dest, APRN at (203) 789-3121. Going on Lion Hunt — Going on a Lion Hunt, sponsored by Friends of the Library, will be held from 2 to

2:45 p.m., for ages 5 to 7, at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. To register, call (203) 239-5803.

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On June 13th, the Elks Lodge #2224 of Hamden - North Haven held a Flag Day Ceremony 2010 at the War Memorial Area of the North Haven Green. Participating in the ceremony was First Selectman Mike Freda, the Officers of Elks Lodge #2224, The Girl Scouts of Troops 60122, 60137 and 60244 of Hamden and North Haven and veterans of the military and the general public. The ceremony included the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, and God Bless America. Also were recitals of the history of the flag and the flag’s travel through the battles of the wars that have helped secure the freedom we have today. Speakers were North Haven First Selectman Mike Freda; Tim Mayer, Robert Murphy and Peter Freiler of Elks Lodge #2224; and Girl Scout leader, Kim Acampora. The ceremony ended with a demonstration of the folding of the American flag by the Girls Scouts with a lesson of the historical significance of each of the folds. The ceremony ended with the presentation of the folded flag back to the Elks Lodge, who provided the ceremonial flag, to keep as a memento of the day.

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To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203)239-4030. Reservations must be made by noon the day before. Lunch is served at noon. Suggested donation is $2. The following is a list of lunches for the week of June 21 at the Senior Center:

Main menu Monday: Pineapple juice, chef ’s salad, chicken, ham, cheese and cherry tomato, lettuce, potato salad, creamy Cole slaw, pumpernickel bread, vanilla pudding with topping. Tuesday: Beef barley soup, sausage and peppers, oven fried potatoes, Belgian carrots, grinder roll, Mandarin orange slices. Wednesday: Pineapple juice, veal roulade with gravy, rice combo, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, seasonal fresh fruit. Thursday: Apple juice, thin sliced roast of beef au jus, butternut squash cubes, California blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll, cake. Friday: Grape juice, cavatelli with marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, zucchini coins, tossed salad with sliced black olives, Italian dressing, Italian bread, sliced pears.

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Senior Happenings Day trips: Tuesday, June 22: Mohegan Sun Wednesday, July 21: The Delaney House, All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show When registering for trips sponsored by the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, please remember to bring in your emergency contact information, their name and telephone numbers (including work and cell numbers). Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center beginning in 2010. Quilting Club Novice and experienced quilters are welcome to participate in the Quilting Club on Friday, June 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Knowledge of sewing is helpful. Denim pocketbook Learn to make a denim pocketbook on Wednesdays, June 23, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. You will need an old pair of jeans and a belt. A sample is in Sue’s office. Homemade knitted fashion show Come and enjoy a morning of homemade knitted outfits on Thursday, June 24, at 10

a.m. This event is sponsored by Lauren Scarpa of Country Yarns in Wallingford. Strawberry shortcut day Enjoy an afternoon of strawberry shortcakes, homemade biscuits, strawberries from an area farmer and real whipped cream on Friday, June 25, at 1:30 p.m. Please sign up by Tuesday, June 22. Mini trip to Universal Drive A mini trip to Universal Drive is planned for Monday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. Call the center to reserve a spot. Ribbon cutting A ribbon cutting ceremo-

ny is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, at 10 a.m. Come and celebrate the official opening at the renovated Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road. Officials from the town and the State of Connecticut will be present at the celebration. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Father’s Day celebration Celebrate Father’s Day on Wednesday, June 30, at noon, with Rich DePalma and a lunch of barbecue ribs, cole slaw, peas, corn bread, and a special dessert. Please reserve your spot by Friday, June 25.

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BOE Continued from page 3 and the North Haven Rotary Club. Donations will cover three defibrillator units, storage cabinets, and training for a small number of staff. Baseball safety & public comment policy During public comment, speaker Jim Napolitano expressed concern that although a foul-ball net was hung at the high school’s Bob E. DeMayo Baseball Field, baseballs were still landing in his contiguous Waterbury Road residence. “I’d like to thank everybody for the time and the work to put up the net, but I wanted to let you know that it’s not sufficient,” Napolitano said. “From May 10 until today, we’ve had 45 balls land in our property. Of those 45, eight have hit our home. We’ve had damage to our landscape, lighting, airconditioning unit, and storm door.” “I was hit by a baseball in my yard on May 24,” he added. “Our greatest concern is for the safety of our two-and-a-half year old son, who we cannot let go out and play if there is a game or practice on the field.” Napolitano had asked for a net last year, and one was put in place before the beginning of the current baseball season. “I’m surprised that this field was designed, approved and built without considering the impact it would have on the properties adjacent,” he said. “I’m disappointed that the net in place is not sufficient to protect my house and my family, and I ask you to help me fix the situation.” Speaker Jennifer Caldwell was confused by the board’s comment policy, implemented last February, which disallows board members from responding to the public’s questions.

“What is my mode of communication with the board that represents the interests of the parents and residents of North Haven when it comes to how the school system is run?” she asked. “When you go to the website, there is really no way of contacting board members.” Board chairman Stephen DiCapua suggested that those with concerns first contact the applicable staff – teachers, principals, and board committee chairs. In response, Caldwell asked what options the public had should they be unsatisfied by staff response. “With regard to your frustration with the board, once you have contacted the appropriate staff, I think it’s important for everybody to know that this is the right place to come if you’re frustrated with the results you haven’t gotten or that you have gotten,” replied board member Wesley O’Brien. “The fact that we’re not allowed to respond in public to certain kinds of questions shouldn’t be construed as to suggest that we’re not looking into comments that have been made. That’s what these comments are for.” Caldwell said the town in which she previously resided had heightened discussion on its Board of Education, an aspect she missed. “The district I came from, you had that back and forth,” she said, “you had a feeling that your interests and concerns were really being addressed. And it may be true that our concerns are being addressed, but we don’t know that, because the communication is a one-way thing.” “It’d be nice if there was a way for that communication,” she added. Speaker Chris Peterson asked whether Republican board member Suzanne Donofrio had resigned. Board members responded that Donofrio had moved out of town, and her replacement had not yet been made.

If you are in generally good health, are 17 or older and weigh 110 pounds or more, you may call (800) 4483543 to make an appointment for any Red Cross blood drive in Connecticut. Appointments can also be requested by e-mailing CTAppointment@usa.redcross.org. Positive identification is required at the time of dona-

tion. Blood drives scheduled in the area: Cheshire Friday, June 18, 25, 1:30 to 7 p.m., St. Thomas Becket Church, 435 N. Brooksvale Road Tuesday, June 29, 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Highlands Health Care, 745 Highland Ave. New Haven Fridays, June 18, July 2, 12:15 to 6 p.m., New Haven

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Salmon Continued from page 12

kicked off the classroom program with seventh graders in 1995. The donated fish eggs were fertilized at a state hatchery. The North Haven Middle School was one of the first schools to sign on to the environmentally sound science project, according to Laydon, adding that about 100 schools

in the state presently participate in the venture. Labeling the adventure as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;tremendous learning experience for all the students,â&#x20AC;? Laydon added that his class not only gained a wealth of knowledge about the life cycle of the Atlantic salmon, as well as the Connecticut River watershed, but they also discovered ways to offset the damage that humans do to their environment, and

learned effective ways to restore the waterways to the quality of the past. Several subjects were integrated into the learning process, from math and science, to English

and social studies. When asked if there were an estimate on the number of fry that survive the two-year ordeal of growing in size and heading out to the open sea

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vise its collective bargaining contracts. Self-insured towns especially could benefit through the new program, Fontana added, since they have more control over medication purchases. Donovan had pushed for the law early this year. Eight state senators voted against the legislation. The House voted unanimously in favor of the legislation. Freda believed the law could help offset townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28 percent cost hike in municipal employee health insurance, which has catalyzed budget season contention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This comes at an opportune time for us in North Haven,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is

tremendously important for municipalities like North Haven, because now, as we move forward, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have the opportunity to tie in with this aggregate purchasing power that the state of Connecticut has.â&#x20AC;? Fontana said the law represented political cooperation, to North Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s benefit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This illustrates what I think is one of our guiding principals at the state level, which is that we believe very strongly in working across partisan lines to pass common sense legislation that could help towns,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The town is really positioned well to take advantage of this and save some money.â&#x20AC;? Further state legislation could help North Haven save more on healthcare costs, according to Fontana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also passed a bill to require insurance companies to give towns their health care claims data, so that way they can design wellness programs to try to reduce their health care cost,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finally, we passed a bill to allow towns to join together to purchase health insurance,â&#x20AC;? Fontana added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so that if North Haven believes they can save money by trying to join with a neighboring community, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something else they can do.â&#x20AC;? Additional reporting by George Moore, The RecordJournal

Continued from page 2 it,â&#x20AC;? Donovan added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully you will be able to save some money, and you can tell the people of North Haven that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in good shape.â&#x20AC;? Towns and cities utilizing the law will have two options, according to Fontana. Retain existing benefit structures while purchasing medication through the state, or buying into the state benefit plan for prescriptions. The former option, Fontana said, would be relatively easy for municipalities to implement, though the latter could require a town to re-

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 18, 2010

North Haven contestants Courtesy of Ann DeMatteo

Two young women who are representing North Haven are seeking college scholarships and the right to represent Connecticut at two national pageants. Gretchen Michelle Hahn, Miss Greater North Haven, has her sights set on becoming Miss America. And Greater North Haven’s Outstanding Teen Casey DelBasso wants to represent the state at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in August. But first, they must compete in the 2010 Miss Connecticut and Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen pageants. The events will be held at 7:30 p.m., June 24 and 25, and 7 p.m., June 26 at the Garde Arts Center in New London. The public is invited. Hahn, 23, is a 2009 graduate of Smith College. Hahn was on the dean’s list, a First Group Scholar and president of the Smith College Republicans while completing her undergraduate degree in Government and Public Policy. Currently, she spends her time working for the charity online auction company, BiddingForGood and promoting her platform of the USO: Supporting the Men And Women Who Serve Our Country. Hahn will be singing in the pageant’s talent competition. She is a Stamford resident who won the North Haven title in a pageant sponsored by the Jared Andrew Brown Studio of North Haven. Casey DelBasso, a junior at Lauralton Hall in Milford, is president of Students Against Destructive Decisions and is active in the musical theater program. Casey is an honor roll student and has been inducted into the Society of High School Scholars. She recently was awarded the Francis Warde Service Award for 100 hours of community service hours, a citizenship award for her work with SADD and being a peer tutor, and an excellence in music award. She promotes SADD as part of her pageant community service platform. In addition, Casey was recently appointed as a Youth Ambassador for “Get In Touch Foundation,” an organization that assists girls and women in understanding their bodies in connection with the crusade against breast cancer. Casey also volunteers at the Milford Senior Center. Casey also won her local title at the pageant sponsored by Jared Andrew Brown. Tickets for the pageant can be obtained at the door or in advance by calling the Garde box office at 860-444-7373 or by visiting www.gardearts.org.

Music under the Stars

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

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The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, June 29, Vinnie Carr and the Party Band, pop sound Tuesday, July 6, The Jumpers Orchestra, swing/jazz Tuesday, July 13, Big Shot — Billy Joel Tribute, pop sound

Tuesday, July 20, Almost Famous, 70’s 80’s pop Tuesday, July 27, Parrot Beach — Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Island/Carribean Tuesday, Aug. 3, Rick Larrimore’s Tribute to Rod Stewart, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s Tuesday, Aug. 10, The Classics, 50’s, 60’s

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Under the Big Top: Friday, July 2, 2:30 to 3 p.m., ages 5 to 8. Ladies and gentlemen, step right up to clown around with a movable ringmaster and clown puppets at this story and craft program. Registration is required and begins on Friday, June 18, at 10 a.m. Playful Pachyderms on Parade: Tuesday, July 6, at 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., ages 3½ to 5. Trumpet like an elephant with your own elephant mask and working trunk craft. Registration is required and begins on Friday, June

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about giraffes, then come join the fun at this story and craft program. Registration is required and begins on Friday, June 25, at 10 a.m. Tightrope Tapestry: Thursday, July 8, 7 to 8 p.m., ages 8 to 12. Using string like a tightrope, make a frame to create a multi-texture wall hanging using cloth, yarn, ribbon, beads, memorable jewelry. Bring in some items such as the above from your life to add to your wall hanging. Registration is required and begins on Friday, June 25, at 10 a.m.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Flag Day at Montowese Courtesy of Dyann Vissicchio

On June 14, Montowese Elementary held its annual Flag Day Ceremony. Veterans were recognized for their dedication and service to our country. Students participated in the “What it Means to be an American” essay contest. A few students read their essays. The students also sang and the band performed patriotic songs. In addition, First Selectman Michael Freda presented Tony Mancini, principal at Montowese, with a lifetime achievement award for his years of service in education. Mancini’s dad and daughter were there to share in this milestone. He is retiring this year and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

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Cycling Continued from page 7

behind the cycling events are a very strong committee, Hannon recognized Karen Kalenauskas as indispensable because of her organization of the cycling competition over the years. Headquartered in the Edmor Commercial Complex on State Street in Hamden, Hannon said that there are many corporate sponsors who “make it all possible.” She explained that of the 2,500 athletes involved last weekend, 180 of them were in the bike races and went through training with volunteer coaches for 8-10 weeks in order to qualify at the tryouts which were held last March in Cheshire at the CL&P Service Center. Hannon added that the corporate sponsors support 84 ongoing local programs across the state. The trailer truck boxes used for storage of equipment (such as the bicycles) during the Olympics, which

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Special Olympics vice president Laurie-Jean Hannon (left) thanks Theresa Veile, organizer for the North Haven Rotary Club. seemed to be everywhere, were provided by Grabel Trucking of North Haven, according to Hannon.

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Budget Continued from page 1 cost of government.” “It is my commitment to continue working over the course of time to reduce the cost structure of North Haven,” Freda continued, “but at the same time maintain a full level of services.” Freda attributed the referendum result to the $1.99 million reduction from the initially proposed budget, a cut he said that kept in place a majority of town services, including weekly bulk leaf pickup. That service, priced annually at $266,250, was originally removed, but was returned to the budget after an outpouring of public support. To help make up the reinstated line item, the transfer station’s construction and demolition drop operations were eliminated, saving $70,000. Further cuts will be sought in the Public Works Department to balance the remaining $164,000 cost of bulk leaf pickup. The education budget, shaved $850,000 in the approved budget, may dictate school district layoffs. However, nine retirements could render job losses unnecessary. “I’m very happy about the budget’s passing last night,” said Board of Education chairman Sandra Cummings. “If the budget didn’t pass, it would have been gone back to the Board of Education, who would have cut education again, which would have been devastating.” “I’m very thankful to the PTA for getting out the word to vote,” Cummings continued. “And I’m very thankful to the voters who came out in support of the budget.” Freda was worried that despite increased referendum publicity, voter participation remained low. “When I look at 25.6 percent, I see 74.4 per-

cent who did not vote,” he said. “I need to do a better job at creating more interest in referendums.” “My goal is to take that 25.6 percent and get it to a higher level,” Freda added. “I think the solution might lie in me creating more and more interest in town through the medium of North Haven Television, talking to residences and trying to keep people up to date with town.” With budget season closing, Freda said he would look to mitigate the fears of those who voted no at referendum. “Now that the budget process is behind me, I’ll be moving into the stage when I can spend more time on the economic development side,” he said. “I’m still very optimistic that we will grow economic development in North Haven. It will be an intense focus of mine from this point forward.” Democrat town committee chairman Peter Criscuolo was glad the budget passed. “I’m very happy,” he said. “We don’t need any more cuts to any more of the departments in town. All of our town unions have already done a fair shake. They’ve already made their concessions.” “I believe the budget is a good budget,” Criscuolo added. “The Board of Finance worked very hard to trim anything out of it that wasn’t a dire necessity.” Republican town committee chairman Deborah WardO’Brien echoed Criscuolo. “I’m thrilled,” she said of the budget’s success. “I think it’s good for everyone. I don’t think North Haven can afford any more reductions in services, although we did need to take some reductions.” “We knew we’d have a tax increase, it’s sad in this economy, but we knew we’d have one,” O’Brien added. “I think the budget is fair. It’s good for the elderly. It’s good for parents, and the education side will be served well.”

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Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058

MASONRY OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355 Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554 STEVENS PAVING - All asphalt maintenance. Sealing & crack fillling. Comm & Resid. 10% Spring discount. No job to big or small. work guaranteed! Ct Reg #625979 860-816-2020

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

PLUMBING ROOFING ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating 25 Years Experience Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

Fahey Plumbing

203-235-1383 All Plumbing & Heating Repairs. My promise is to leave you w/a clean, neat, quality job done at a fair price giving you the PEACE OF MIND you deserve. Days, nights, wknds-SAME PRICE!

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, June 18, 2010 Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e ROOFING

EVANS ROOFING We install Flat or Pitched Roofs. Res/Com. We got you COVERED! Licensed & insured. #622795 10% & Sr. Discount 203-235-1861

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

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

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

SERVICES OFFERED

PET Sitting/Care reliable, exp’d person to watch your pet. Days, evenings, wknds. 203-288-8458

Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

SIDING

PRICKER REMOVAL

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

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

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

203-237-0350

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

CT Reg. #516790

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

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

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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING

SERVICES OFFERED

TREE SERVICES

LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

203-269-0135

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - spacious 3 bedroom apartment, newly renovated, hardwood floors, washer/dryer hook-up, no pets, first/last $1100. 203-715-5829

MERIDEN 1 & 2BR HOUSES FOR RENT

SOUTHINGTON 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for rent. Excellent condition ranch style duplex with private driveway and deck. Refrigerator, stove, central air, washer dryer hook ups. Call 860-919-0292. No pets. $1200 plus security deposit

SOUTHINGTON 2/3 BR Ranch on cul-de-sac. Available July 1. $1400/mo. Call 860-628-9999 SOUTHINGTON 3-4BR, new windows/doors, cozy, clean, close schools & town, most pets ok 136 Berlin St Available now. 860-302-4719 WALLINGFORD - 3BRs, appliances, $1250/mo. 1 mo. sec. dep. req. Credit check. Call 203-671-9309

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, Bldg #7, 1st flr, heat & HW incld. Very good cond. Pool & laundry rm. $735/mo Sec & refs. No pets. 203-631-1534 WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Completely remodeled. New carpet, appls, paint & more! No smoking, no pets. 2 mos. sec. $1150 (203) 265-0089 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

Flanders West Apts Southington

MERIDEN Nice, quiet 2BR, 1 1/2 bath, finished bsmt. Close to Hwy. $1050. Sec & ref. 860828-1688; cell 646-573-4187 MERIDEN-1BR w/gar Heat & HW INCL. Bright spac. rms, new appls, paint & crpt, W/D hkup. Lease & sec. No pets. Blackstone Vlg $950. Dennis 203-272-1977

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE: Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Route 10, minutes from I-691. $850.00, including heat & hot water. Security & references. No pets. Call Lynne at 203-213-5577. HAMDEN 55+ - 1 BR ($695) & 2 BR ($805) Apartments. Convenient location. Spacious, Fully Applianced, W/D hookup, Community Rm. No pets. 203-288-9992 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $175/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 1BR, 1st flr secure building. Ample parking. Stove & Fridge. No pets. Security deposit. $750. Call 203-3761259 MERIDEN - 1BR, 2nd flr, stove & fridge incl. Secure building. Spacious, quiet complex. $700 + sec. dep. No pets. (203) 3761259 MERIDEN - 2BR apt for rent. LR, Kit., dining rm. Patio. Private parking. Avail. immediately. Good neighborhood. $875 + 1 mo. rent & 1 mo. security. Please call (203) 918-9035 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1 BR, 3 Rms, 3rd fl. Off st parking. Stove & refrigerator. $595 per month. Security required. (203) 627-5633 MERIDEN 1BR, 4 rms, Many Updates, Hardwood floors & appls. Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, No pets. $900 Mo + Sec. 203-631-6057 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. A beauty! 2nd Fl w/ private deck and laundry. 775/mo. sec dep. 203-715-1965 MERIDEN 2 BR - 2nd Floor So Colony St. Updated. Attic storage. WD hookups. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/ month + security. 203-809-4627 MERIDEN 2 BR -3rd Floor $750/month 3 BR -2nd Floor $950/month Newly renovated, appls, off street parking, no pets. 203-815-8335 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st fl, Good, quiet neighborhood Dishwasher, microwave, W/D hkup, off st park, backyard. $1000/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 39 Oak St. Near school. 860-982-6585

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 4rms, 1st flr. 317 Broad St. Newly remodeled. No smoking. No pets. $895/mo + sec, 1st months. 203-237-9074

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Clean & spacious studio. Downtown on busline. $525/mo + utils. No pets. Security. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr. Avail now! No pets. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988 MERIDEN-3rd flr, newly remodeled 1BR, EIK, pantry, porch, off-st-park. $675/mo. + 2mo sec. No pets. 203-464-3083 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,350 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MERIDEN-Bright & cozy 2BR, 2nd flr. Stove & refrig. No utils. Off-st park. Fenced yd, 3 season porch. $750 +1mo sec. 193 Springdale Ave. (203) 237-8445 MERIDEN-Terrific 1BR in Modern E. side, secure bldg in small complex. Lg. kit & bath, stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $685 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 WALLINGFORD - 2BR End unit. Beautiful yard. Quiet st. Washer/dryer hookups. 2 car off st parking. $975/mo + sec. Call 203-631-6057 WALLINGFORD - 5 rms, 2 or 3 BRs, available. Uptown area. Hdwd flrs. Must see. $850. No pets. Call (203) 269-6466 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD- 4 Room apt. Washer/dryer hookups. Off st. parking available. Call (203) 269-1865 WLFD-Cozy 2BR, 4Rms, 1st flr, centrally located. Stove & refrig. Hdwd flrs, storage, hookups, parking. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-575-4915 WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

ROOMMATES WALINGFORD Roommate to share house. $200/wk. Call 203-427-5537

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN-Safe, clean furnihsed rooms. Starting at 140/weekly Cable, phone, off-st-parking. 4wks security. (860) 712-1684

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WLFD- Furnished room. Separate entrance. Private bath. Incl. utils, cable, Wi-Fi, off st. parking, laundry. No smoking. $600/mo + 1 mo. sec. 203-623-7778.

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN 5BR 2 bathroom $1500, 3BR $950, 2BR, $750. Move-in condition. (203) 440-2123 or (203) 537-6769 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

Meriden Studio Apartments Available 80 East Main St. $500 Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR Apt, Crown St. $825. No utilities included and requires. 1 mo. sec. Section 8 approved. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 11/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620

WALLINGFORD 2 Bedroom, 1 bath. 2nd Floor. $900/month. Renovated. Call: Damaris/John 203-992-7133 or 860-884-1249 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 50 Lee Ave. 2nd floor. Appliances, on st parking, no W/D hookups. No pets/smoking. $750/mo. 203-444-5722 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD-Masonic home area, 2BR, 1st flr, stove & refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer avail. Avail 7/1. No pets. 203-2840741 WALLINGFORD. WHITTLESEY AVE - 2 BR, 5 rooms, 1st floor $950 plus utils, inc Fridge, stove, washer dryer hookups, off St parking, no smoking/ pets, good credit, 2 month security. Jerry 508-309-9012

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

WALLINGFORD $309,900 Spacious 3 family-exceptional Condition! Newer kitchens and baths, up-dated plumbing, heating and electical. All separate utilities. Wood flooring and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $194,900. Kathy 203-265-5618


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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen EDUCATION

HOUSES FOR SALE

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS

MERIDEN “Custom Built” Cape set on rear lot. Move right in. 1875 sq. ft. Beautifully landscaped, 2 full baths, 2 car gar, in ground pool. $325,000

Al Criscuolo (203) 235-3300

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap steel. NSCT is looking for Entry Level Production Positions. ● Safety & quality oriented. ● Proven team player. ● Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs repetitively. ● Must be able to stoop, bend, climb and perform physical duties. ● Must be able to conform and adapt to harsh environments Working overtime, weekends, shift work, and some holidays are required. Nucor offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer. Qualified Individuals should go to

www.nucor.jobs with code: NSCT03 to submit a Questionnaire. SOUTHINGTON - BY OWNER IN JENSEN 55+ COMMUNITY. 2007 CUSTOM BUILT 1656 SF RANCH IN MOVE-IN CONDITION W/3BRS, 2 FULL BATHS, SPACIOUS LR, DR, KITCHEN, C-AIR, DECK, DOUBLE CARPORT AND STORAGE. PRIVATE POOL & ACTIVITY CENTER. $199,500. AVAIL. IMMED. 860-479-9097

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

203-799-7731

203-799-7731 HELP WANTED

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Nuzzo & Roberts, a Cheshire law firm, is seeking an Administrative Assistant to handle mail, scheduling, docketing, filing, correspondence, opening/closing files, short calendar, electronic filing, etc. Must be a team player. Proven record of strong administrative, organizational, prioritization and computer skills are a must. Some legal experience preferred. F/T with benefits. Please email resume to

pmaher@nuzzo-roberts.com or fax to 203-250-3131 Attn: PLM. No phone calls please. Administrative

Front Office & Insurance Coordinator

WALLINGFORD- 2 bed, 2 bath end unit w/2nd flr bonus rm above 1 car garage. Large MBR, eat in kit., & private backyard. $199,900. Berardino Realtors 860-349-0344

Is your merchandise "blending in?" Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to whip up some interest among potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:

cash! GET THINGS MOVING WITH THE MARKETPLACE!

HELP WANTED

For application please contact: MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD BRAND NEW DELUXE 2BR HOME IN UPSCALE PARK! FINANCING AVAILABLE! $69,900 MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD WOW! LARGE 2BR, 2 BATH DELUXE HOME IN UPSCALE PARK. OUTSTANDING VALUE. FINANCING AVAIL. $49,900.

MERIDEN Well maintained Ranch located on cul-de-sac offers inlaw, 2FP, HWF, updated kit w/newer appl, recently replced roof, siding, windows & ext doors suitable for any style. $229,900. Vicki 203-235-3300

Ideal position for anyone looking for extra income. Must be willing to work on AN AS NEEDED BASIS. Looking for SUBSTITUTE custodian(s) for day shift at Cheshire Public Schools buildings. Flexibility in hours and locations required. Experience in building, cleaning and maintenance is desirable. Ability to apply common sense and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to relate to students, staff and public in a courteous manner. Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain or snow QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma General maintenance and/or cleaning experience. Fingerprints at time of hire.

F/T Dental Front Office & Insurance Coordinator needed to start mid-July. Mon-Fri. No Sat. Looking for an exceptional, multi-tasker, outgoing, quick learner, detail-oriented & dependable person w/exc. computer & telephone skills. Working knowledge of dental ins. & dental software very helpful. Must have own trans. Able to travel to 2 convenient locations. Specialty practice. Fax resume to: 203-886-0035 or email to: info@foxdentistry4kids.com No phone calls.

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

ATTENTION Summer Help Wanted Part Time - $300-$500/wk Full Time - $400-$800/wk Set-up & Display Call Monday Only 203-235-3710 AUTO TECH with 5+ yrs exp. Must be ASE Certified and able to do most repairs on all foreign & domestic cars (203) 265-3997 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Immediate openings for 2 technicians due to increased business demand. Prefer A or B ratings with Ford-Lincoln-Mercury experience. 40-hour week, paid uniforms, 401k, benefits, competitive wages. Reply to Mike Gay, Service Manager at Service@BobThomasFord.com or apply in person. BOB THOMAS FORD 2215 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT CARPENTER needed ASAP. Send resume/cover letter to mark@florianproperties.com or fax to 860-276-8833. Computers Southington Public Schools Technology Analyst BS in Computer Science, MIS or related fields preferred. Working knowledge of Windows 2003/2008 server; Windows XP/Vista/7, Microsoft Exchange. Basic knowledge of instructional software usage in classroom environment, network topologies, current hardware and software integration. MAC experience preferred. Salary rage: $45,000 $55,000. Application must be received by June 21, 2010. Application may be dowloaded from our website: www.southingtonschools.org or obtained by calling the Personnel Office at 860-628-3200 Ext. 329. Applications should be submitted to: Southington Public Schools Attn: Personnel Department 49 Beecher Street Southington, CT 06489

(NO PHONE CALLS) Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 OR mail a letter of intent and current resume to the above address.

DENTIST F o r G e n e r al P r ac t i c e FT position. Salary & benefits. Fax resume to 203-799-9937

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

COOK PART TIME - Saute Chef. Weekends a must. Apply within: Gaetano’s Tavern on Main, 38-40 N. Main St, Wallingford.

FIREFIGHTER/ PARAMEDIC

Customer Service Representative

HS graduate/GED valid driver’s license and hold a valid Paramedic License that meets CT State Regulations. Copies of licenses and certifications must be submitted with application materials along with a non-refundable $40.00 application fee. Applicants must pass all testing requirements including the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). The Town of Wallingford offers a competitive pay rate of $45,032.52 to $58,057.48 annually. In addition, there is a $3,450 annual paramedic bonus and an excellent fringe benefit package. Application deadline is July 6, 2010 or the date the 100th application is received, whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT. (203) 294-2080; fax (203)294-2084 EOE

The Record-Journal is seeking a part time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

Record-Journal Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450

DRIVER A or B License Exp in paving helpful. FT/PT. Call 203-237-6058 DRIVERS - CDL-A: Sign-On Bonus PAID at Orientation! Teams make .46 upto .82cpm split! O/O’s make Top Industry Pay! Call R&R Trucking Today! 866-204-8006 DRIVERS: Co & O/OP’s Family medical-benefits with a reasonable payroll deduction. Average earnings $1023/week. Home most weekends. CDL-A 1 Yr. OTR req. 877-538-7712 x18 Apply @ www.kennedytrucking.com by selling Final Expense Insurance policies to the ever growing senior market. ● Same Day Advances ● Great Agent Benefits ● Proven Lead System ● Liberal Underwriting ● Exotic Incentive Trips LIFE INS. LICENSE REQUIRED. Call Lincoln Heritage

1-888-713-6020

Free Career Training!!!! Only 15 Spaces Available!!!! Do you have a criminal background? Are you 19-24 Years Old and Need a Career? The WFC in Meriden is offering free construction/ carpentry training. CALL NOW for more information: Joan Miller 203-235-9297 X130 HVAC TECHNICIAN Service Tech for commercial & industrial work. D-2 or S-2 lic req. Great pay & benefits. 401k, medical. Paid sick, personal, vacation & holiday. (860) 628-9999

Always a sale in Marketplace

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: employment@newenglandhomecare.com E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com

HELP WANTED

EARN $500 A DAY

The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

MEDICAL CAREERS

LOCAL Insurance Agency seeking Assistant to take payments, make deposits, inbound & outbound phone calls, assist Manager with projects. Insurance experience preferred. Fax resume to 860-760-8211

RETAIL NEW STORE

JOB FAIR!

savers MERIDEN FT and PT Positions ✒ Merchandise

Pricers ✒ Merchandise

Stockers ✒ Sales Floor

Positions ✒ Merchandise

Receivers ✒ Assistant

Operations Supervisor ✒ Assistant

Production Supervisor Comeptitive Wages, Quarterly Bonus, Benefits. Profit Sharing!

Apply in Person June 22, 23 & 24 Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-7pm The Job Fair will be held at:

The Hampton Inn 10 Bee St, Meriden EOE

HELP WANTED HVAC TECH S-1 License for residential and light commercial. Apply to: Helen at Tuxis Ohrs Fuel, 80 Britannia St., Meriden. MECHANIC Fleet Construction Co. large Ford fleet diesel 7.3 and 6.4, small construction equipment and gas engine repair, trailers. CDL Class A is a plus. Call 860349-2208 ext 22. PART Time cashier needed, morning and daytime hours, flexible. Weekends a must. Part time or full time deli position, lunch time and afternoon hrs. Responsible, reliable, friendly people please apply. CT Natural Food & Produce, 575 Washington Ave, No. Haven. PIZZAMAKER P/T in Wallingford. Exp needed. Must be able to answer phones Call 203-215-1821 QC COORDINATOR Leading filtration co. seeks individual for all aspects of Quality Control. Textile, cutting, sewing, and computer experience a must. Statistics, math and measuring ability required. ISO background a plus. Please send résumé and salary requirements to dcharest@nfm-filter.com UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for Class A CDL Drivers. Tanker & HazMat endorsements are req’d. Attractive benefit package offered. Call our job hotline 866-896-5794 or send resume to apps@ unitedindustrialservices.com EOE

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT HEALTH AIDE - CNA will work in patients home. 15 years Exp, references if needed. Ask for Donna 203-214-0171


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