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Former Pratt and Whitney site gets a future

Hockey checked

By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Citizen photo by Kevin Pataky

Sophomore Tyler Ludee is pinned to the wall before he can cross the red line during North Haven High School hockey’s loss to Darien. For the full story, see page 18.

Citizen of the Year seeks greater awareness of child abuse By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

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For his ongoing efforts to raise awareness locally about child abuse, longtime North Haven resident Raymond Fowler will receive the 2012 North Haven Citizen of the Year award. Motivation for Fowler’s initiative first came about five decades ago, during his 43year military career. “I was in the armed forces and stationed in North Carolina. We received a report that a child had been taken to the hospital under strange circumstances, with broken bones and a concussion,” Fowler said. “We went to the hospital to investigate. This happened almost 50 years ago and I still can’t get it out of my head. We went to the hospital. Right away it became apparent that this child had been the victim of abuse, mental, physical and sexual.”

“That turned my stomach,” he added. “That began my 50-year odyssey of trying to prevent child abuse.” In 2011, Fowler contacted North Haven’s Board of Selectman about starting a local awareness campaign for child abuse. A year later, this request became a reality. Working with BOS members, the town school system, police department, several state agencies and his wife Sallie, Fowler spearheaded a campaign aimed at limiting mistreatment of youths. Because of this, Fowler will receive his award at the annual North Haven Community Service Awards Dinner, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., at the Hamden Elks Lodge, 175 School Street, Hamden. He was nominated for this honor by First Selectman Michael Freda. “For us in North Haven, Mr. Fowler was the driving force in recommending to us that

The former Pratt and Whitney site, 165 acres of blighted property along and behind Washington Avenue, finally seems headed for a productive future. O,R&L, a Branford-based marketing and development firm, announced earlier in February that the property will become a large industrial park. O,R&L partners in projects with Rabina Properties, the international realestate firm which owns the Pratt and Whitney site. “This will be a five-to-seven year project,” said First Selectman Michael Freda, who has long labeled the dormant Washington Avenue area one of his administration’s top priorities. “This is not going to happen right away. I do not want to overstate progress.” At present, the 165 acres contain a vacant, 1.3-million square foot former Pratt and Whitney factory. Around that enormous structure sprawl woods, abandoned sports fields and industrially developed sections. “The first phase will in-

volve demolition of that 1.3million square foot facility,” Freda said. For many years, these acres remained dormant while various proposals stalled amidst global economic uncertainty. At one point, before the financial downturn of 2007, Rabina had sought construction onsite of a mixed-use center of commercial and residential structures. Now, the plan is purely industrial. “There will be no retail. It’s going to be what we call a strictly industrial zone,” Freda said. “We already have companies interested in going in.” “Companies we imagine going in there include light manufacturing, wholesale distribution, technology companies, commercial offices and any other related industries that would coincide,” he added. According to a O,R&L press release, the development project, titled “NewConn Intermodal Park,” will include ground-up construction of buildings 50,000 to


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 1, 2013

Pedestrian struck, killed on Middletown Ave. Clothing drive successful The South Central Constriking a pedestrian on By Eric Heredia Special to the Citizen

A 47-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle last week, police said. At 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 23, the North Haven Police Department responded to several 911 calls reporting a vehicle

Major Dave Champlin, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Southern New England, Best Cleaners Campaign Supervisor Jim Coleman and Best Cleaners President Shawn McCann with a delivery of freshly cleaned, donated coats.

necticut Regional Traffic Unit is investigating the incident. Anyone who witnessed the crash is encouraged to call the North Haven Police Department at (203) 239-5321. Eric Heredia reports for the Record-Journal, Meriden.

Middletown Avenue in the area of Quinnipiac Avenue, police said. The woman was attempting to cross Middletown Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle traveling north. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Animal Haven pet of the week - Blitzen Blitzen is a beautiful, medium-sized Doberman/Pinscher mix who is just over a year old. She has a pretty coat with tan and black markings. She is a sweet and friendly dog who loves people and loves attention. Blitzen is very smart and will do well with an experienced owner. She would prefer to be the only pet in the home. Please come meet this wonderful girl. She is neutered and upto-date on all her vaccinations and would make an excellent companion. Visit the Animal Haven, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.; Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (203) 239-2641 or visit theanimalhaven.com. The Animal Haven has been dedicated to taking in adoptable homeless cats and dogs, providing complete veterinary care for them, and finding them well-matched, loving homes since 1948. Content courtesy of the Animal Haven.

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Future Continued from page 1 1,500,000 in square footage. An industrial park along Defco Park Road is next to the property. O,R&L is also involved locally in development of North Haven’s new medical center on Devine Street.

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Best Cleaners’ fourth-annual Coats For Connecticut clothing drive came to an end in January with a total of 3,071 gently used winter coats being collected, cleaned and delivered to Salvation Army centers and The Connection shelters in central Connecticut. Compared to last year’s highly successful campaign drive, this year’s results represent another 20-percent increase in donations. The program kicked off on Nov. 5 with customers and the general public asked to donate gently used winter coats at any one of Best’s 11 locations — including in North Haven — as well as its home delivery stops. Best then cleaned and delivered the donated coats on a weekly basis throughout the three-month campaign to ensure that the cold-weather wear got into the hands of those in need as quickly as possible. “We set a high goal for collection this year with much of the additional donations going to victims of Hurricane Sandy in the tri-state area,” stated Shawn McCann, President of Best Cleaners. “We are extremely appreciative of our customers and friends who really stepped up to the challenge to hit the 3,000 mark. It’s an extremely gratifying experience to be able to rally so many generous people for such a good cause.” In addition to the 3,071 donated coats and the $40,000 of donated dry-cleaning services, Young’s Printing donated its printing services for campaign materials while radio stations The River 105.9 and Country 92.5 provided media sponsorship.

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Friday, February 1, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen

Commentary

Violence in this year’s Oscar nominees By Tanya Feke, M.D.

The Oscar race is on, and movies big and small are being recognized for their achievements. Some of these films are quiet and stoic, others aggressive and outspoken. In a post-SandyHook world, violence in film has drawn more than its fair share of attention. Two of the year’s nominees stand out for their violent undertones even as they rely on historical content (at least partially) to tell their tales.

“Zero Dark Thirty,” so named for the military time (12:30 a.m.) of the Navy SEAL mission, is a nearly documentary-style telling of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Director Kathryn Bigelow shows deft skill as she relays the highs and lows of government intelligence in the quest for the man who masterminded the horrific Al Qaeda terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. The very concept of terrorism sends chills through

the spine, but the haunting sounds of 911 calls playing over a black screen at the start of the film remind the audience of the sheer helplessness and tragic losses of that fateful day. Bigelow then leads us to an interrogation room where a man, a suspected financier to Al Qaeda, is tortured by United States operatives — near drowning among other means of physical brutality — in an attempt to extract information. Enter CIA operative

Maya. Jessica Chastain plays the sturdy female single-minded in her goal to seek justice and ultimately assassinate Bin Laden. At first, her character comes off very one dimensional, but the subtle gestures (turning her body away from the captor’s interrogation) and references to a past life (her high school recruitment into the CIA) add depth and purpose to her every action. The question remains: what will she do

with herself once the mission is complete and she finds her ambition has left her utterly alone? Then there is “Django Unchained,” a deliberately controversial film about the atrocities of slavery in a preCivil War South. Scenes of the film were actually filmed on plantation land where slavery was once a way of life. The cast and crew have

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Malloy brings his ‘On the Road’ tour to area business people Kimberly Primicerio Special to the Citizen

BERLIN - Hours before speaking at the state’s first Sandy Hook Advisory Commission meeting, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appeared at the Hawthorne Inn Thursday morning to give a brief talk to members of the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 people representing businesses from North Haven. Meriden, Wallingford and Cheshire mingled and ate a buffet breakfast before Malloy spoke. Malloy has been speaking at chambers throughout the state as part of his “On the Road” tour. He talked about the economy, the budget, the future of the state and only mentioned the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a few times. He also took a few questions from the audience. “The governor has a very important meeting after this,” said Robin Wilson, president of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce. “We have faith in what’s going to come out of this.” Two hours after the chamber breakfast, Malloy was back in Hartford speaking to the advisory commission that was formed after 20 children and six adults were killed in the Newtown school on Dec. 14. The commission, which includes educators, town leaders and first re-

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your economy or if you’re at the very least not laying tracks to grow your economy, then you’re going to be on the losing side of that equation forever,” Malloy said. The Department of Economic and Community Development and its programs are helping businesses and creating incentives for com-

programs available to them. Switching responsibilities and realigning government is going to continue, Malloy said. “We’re reinventing who we are and what we are, that’s why DECD, education and transportation and all those folks have got to work with Meriden on that project. It’s a pretty complex project. Redirect a river, at the same time working with transit-oriented development and bringing back commuter services, which is dynamic and exciting,” Malloy said. “We understand economic development involves energy, environment and DECD and transportation or education or all of those things,” he added. “This old way of running things made no sense previously. Certainly I didn’t run a city that way, had no expectations I was going to run a state government that way.” Kimberly Primicerio reports for the Record-Journal, Meriden. Twitter: @KPrimicerioRJ

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Newtown parents, gun owners flock to hearing in Hartford Susan Haigh The Associated Press

HARTFORD - Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Jan. 28 at a hearing that revealed the divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim. Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse was killed in last month’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, asked people in the room to put themselves in his position as he questioned the need for any civilian to own semiautomatic, military-style weapons. “It’s not a good feeling. Not a good feeling to look at your child laying in a casket or looking at your child with a bullet wound to the forehead. It’s a real sad thing,” said Heslin, who held up a large framed photograph of himself and his son. A handful of people at the packed legislative hearing

then shouted about their Second Amendment rights when Heslin asked if anyone could provide a reason for a civilian to own an assault- style weapon. “We’re all entitled to our own opinions and I respect their opinions and their thoughts,” Heslin said. “But I wish they’d respect mine and give it a little bit of thought.” The hearing by a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws offered the first public testimony by family members of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, where a gunman slaughtered 20 first-grade children and six women. Adam Lanza had killed his mother in their home across town and then drove to the school to carry out the shooting before committing suicide. The testimony was expected to continue late into the night. Members of the Connecticut State Police firearms training unit brought weapons to the hearing to provide state lawmakers

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with a short tutorial on what’s legal and illegal under the state’s current assault weapons ban, passed in 1993. The group included an AR-15, the same type of rifle that was used in the Sandy Hook shooting. Many gun rights advocates, wearing yellow stickers that read: “Another Responsible Gun Owner,” were among the estimated 2,000 people at the hearing. Metal detectors were installed at the entrance to the Legislative Office Building, and some people waited as long as two hours to get into the building in Hartford. Many spoke about the need to protect their rights and their families’ safety. “The Second Amendment does not protect our right to hunt deer,” said Andrew Hesse of Middletown. “It protects our right to self-

preservation and preservation of our family. The right to bear arms.” Elizabeth Drysdale, a single mother from Waterbury, spoke of three recent incidents that caused her to fear for her safety. She said she should be able to choose the size of magazine and type of firearm to defend herself. “Don’t my children and I deserve your support and consideration to be safe,” she asked lawmakers. Judy Aron of West Hartford said bills such as those requiring gun owners to have liability insurance and ammunition taxes only harm lawful gun owners. “Every gun owner did not pull the trigger that was pulled by Adam Lanza, she said. The state’s gun manufacturers, meanwhile, urged the subcommittee to not support

legislation that could put the state’s historic gun manufacturing industry at risk. Mark Mattioli, whose 6year-old son James was killed at Sandy Hook, got a standing ovation when he said there are plenty of gun laws but they’re not properly enforced. He urged lawmakers to address the culture of violence. “It’s a simple concept. We need civility across our nation,” he said. “What we’re seeing are symptoms of a bigger problem. This is a symptom. The problem is not gun laws. The problem is a lack of civility.” Two Southbury natives who survived a mass shooting last year at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., urged lawmakers to address online, private guns sales that See Newtown, next page

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described the harrowing experience of filming on sacred ground. With director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino at the helm, however, blood and guts are par for the course with scenes of extreme violent content (two women actually left the theater during the showing I attended). Tarantino might as well have smeared ketchup bottles on every wall and on the body of every cast member. Maybe he did. But you have to give the man credit for a clever hook. Who else could have written a truly unique screenplay about a dentist-turned bounty hunter who buys a slave to hunt down an escaped criminal and then frees that slave to rescue his wife from a brutal plantation owner? The scenes play out with quick wit and crazed creativity. Easily, the violence could have been removed from the script, and “Django Unchained” would have stood on its own as an exceptional film.

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in the last year. He provided us with lots of statistics. We Continued from page 1 are very grateful to him and his wife Sallie, and will conwe create a greater level of tinue to support them in this awareness on child abuse,” issue, partly in light of the inFreda said. “He did an in- credible tragedy in Newcredible amount of research town.”

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With Freda and a representative from Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families, Fowler taped a television show which aired on NHTV. “We discussed everything about child abuse. What it is. Why it happens.

What you can do about it. What help is out there for people,” Fowler said. “The Board of Selectman was very open to all this.” Town Hall personnel planted pinwheels on the building’s lawn to raise

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awareness and also placed a billboard on town green regarding child abuse. North Haven schools began a public awareness campaign. Another motivation for Fowler was a 2011 incident involving Savanna Hardin, a young girl from Georgia. “For whatever reason, Savanna was told by her family not to eat candy,” Fowler said. “Then in school, somebody offered her candy. Being a kid, she ate the candy. When she got home, her grandmother found out about this, and to punish her made her run around in the Georgia sun for three hours.” “Savannah collapsed of heat stroke and died,” he added. “It’s a real tragedy. Nine people reportedly saw her running around and did nothing. When I found out about this, I said ‘my God, I’ve got to get back involved in this again.’” Fowler and his wife bought boxes of candy bars and taped messages memorializing Hardin across the wrappers. They then handed out the candy — a child’s treat which had prompted Hardin’s harm in Georgia. “We gave those away all over town, and accepted no donations,” Fowler said. “We asked instead that, if people felt like donating, they buy some bars and give them out and say that they’re doing it in memory of Savannah. We had a very good reception to this. There were a lot of candy bars floating around North Haven.” The Savannah incident, while extreme, is typical of child abuse in that it occurred because of an overreaction by somebody who had power over a child, according to Fowler. “The root cause behind every case of child abuse is power,” he said. “These people have lost power somewhere else in life and now they have been given the opportunity to exert power over a child in some form.”

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As an example less severe than the grandmother’s brutal mistreatment of Hardin, Fowler described a scenario in which a parent has come home exhausted from work. A child in the house, being young and clumsy, accidentally knocks over a glass of water. Instead of understanding that a youth lacks an

adult’s dexterity, the mentally drained parent overreacts and yells deridingly at the kid. Or, as another illustration, Fowler explained a different scenario. “I’m in Wal-Mart and a child is going through the toy department,” he said. “The child wants a toy and the parent says no and then begins dragging the child out of the department. How can you bring a child into that department and not expect

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Through the years, Fowler has done much research on the topic. “The most common form of child abuse is mental abuse,” he said. “After that, it’s physical, and then sexual. The problem can be anywhere or anyone. In all cases, only about 18 percent involve

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tion of German bounty hunter King Schultz. Schultz wears his humanity on his sleeve (he ironically kills people for a living but bristles at the abuse of anyone

not on his hit list). The audience may better identify with the man who refuses to shake hands with a scoundrel than the man who kills everyone in his path to save his wife. But Leonardo DiCaprio deserves equal recognition as the ruthless

owner of “Candie Land,” Calvin Candie. Snubbed by the Academy Awards, his awesomely sleazy plantation owner oozes immorality so cruel and disturbing your skin crawls. In the end, both of these films show us that justice

may be an ethical paradox. That is to say, if it is served only after injustice to other innocents, is it really justice? “Django” glorifies bloodshed in the name of revenge. SEALs killed unarmed bystanders, including women, living in the

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compound during the raid to kill Osama Bin Laden. If trained military personnel can make fatal errors, are we to believe that civilians without tactical training would not also risk innocent lives, say if they were placed in schools full of children? Violence is never the answer, but some films exploit violence in the name of entertainment. The entertainment industry must find ways to curb the exposure of these media to susceptible individuals. The MPAA ratings system alone seems to be insufficient as most cinemas do not enforce the letter of the law. But it would be outright irresponsible to blame Hollywood alone for the state of affairs in our country. Violence is also an extension of mental health disorders and surely an extension of ready access to guns and other weaponry. Our country is in crisis, and the Sandy Hook tragedy reminds us of that in the most humbling of ways. We need to open discussions to better protect our citizens, whether they are school-age or not. We all deserve to live free and safe. Zero Dark Thirty: 4 stethoscopes Django Unchained: 4 stethoscopes Editor’s note: Dr. Tanya Feke is a physician at Middlesex Hospital Primary Care in Durham and guest columnist for the Town Times, a sister paper of the Citizen. She was press credentialed to the LA Film Festival in 2009 and 2010 and continues to pursue a love of film. Her reviews are rated on a 5 stethoscope scale.

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Bereavement support group

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 (child, spouse, parent, sibling, or anyone else who was a significant part of your life). The eightweek conversation group will include both support and grief education, facilitated by pastor, Rev. David Piscatelli and Cathy DellaValle. The group will meet from

6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays and run through March 11. It is open to anyone regardless of religious affiliation. Due to the limited capacity of the groups, registration is required. The group meets at Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Rd. North Haven. For more information and to register, call (203) 239-2469 or email faithgrief@sbcglobal.net

Northford Congregational The Northford Congregational Church, 4 Old Post Rd. has scheduled a contemporary worship service for the third Sunday of each month. Traditional worship services are planned for the other Sundays. Sunday school classes are held each Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information on any event at Northford Congregational Church, call (203) 484-0795.

Montowese Baptist Church Montowese Baptist Church is collecting donations to support American soldiers. Items requested include socks, soap, travel size

The North Haven Citizen Friday, February 1, 2013 personal hygiene items, pads, pencils, pens, notebooks, etc. Donations may be dropped off any Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on any program or event at the church, call Pauline at (203) 234-6784.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel The parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Hamden, offers the Celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays at 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. A Vigil Mass is offered at 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The 8 a.m. service is a quiet liturgy, no music. The 10 and 11:30 a.m. services are Sung Masses consisting of uplifting hymns and energetic Mass settings. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is scheduled in the church on Saturdays from 3 to 3:30 p.m. The church is equipped with an elevator for those unable to use stairs.

Community suppers St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers are scheduled for Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. All

members of the community are invited for companionship along with a nutritious supper. The menu includes chicken noodle, or vegetable minestrone soup, meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches, seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. Donations are welcome but not required. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. For more information, call (203) 239-0156.

Service club seeks members The Greater New Haven Rotaract Club, a newly formed service organization, seeks young professionals from the Greater New Haven/Meriden area who are interested in public service. “This is a great way for people looking to help out in the community or internationally to do that,” said Rotaract co-founder and president Alex Casella. “And this is great means to network within the community, especially amongst businesses.” Based on Rotary International, Rotaract is intended for a younger membership, and will provide opportunity to meet new people while cooperating on various service projects. Target age for members is 24-to-32 years old, and dues will be low. Early evening meetings are biweekly. Interested individuals should contact Alex Casella at (203) 214-8271 or NHrotaract@gmail.com. Like the group on Facebook at facebook.com /TheGreaterNewHavenRotaractClub

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Coffee, donuts and trusts

Pierpont concert series The North Haven High School vocal ensembles Men of Note, Key of She, One Voice and instrumentals groups Jazz I and II are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at the North Haven Congregational Church. The ensembles have participated in Festivals of Music competitions in Ocean City, Philadelphia, Toronto and Virginia Beach. A portion of the proceeds benefit the department’s 2013 trip to Boston. A pasta supper is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. A fee is charged. A reception follows the concert. For more information and tickets, call the church at (203) 239-5691.

Guertin and Guertin, LLC, has scheduled a free workshop, “Coffee, Donuts & Trusts” for Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. Enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts while Attorneys George and Marc Guertin present a look at commonly used trusts. The workshop includes discussions about Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts and Special Needs Trusts. Time for questions and answers will be provided. Workshops will be held at 26 Broadway, North Haven. Seating is limited; reservations are required. For more information and to reserve, call Guertin and Guertin, LLC at (203) 234-7400.

Obituaries Mary Elizabeth Dunning Mary Elizabeth McKay Dunning, 84, of North Haven, formerly of New Jersey, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Dunning. Mrs. Dunning was born in Bradford Ontario Canada on Nov. 19, 1928; daughter of the late Henry and Myrtle Reynolds McKay; was a graduate of St. Michael’s Hospital School of Nursing in Toronto, Canada and became a registered nurse having worked at the Columbian Presbyterian Hospital, the Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, N.J. and later at the Valley Nursing Home in New jersey until her retirement. She was a member of the Montville Senior Citizens and was an avid knitter. Mother of Diane E. Gleeson of North Haven, Robert H. Dunning of Harriman, N.Y.

and Kenneth E. Dunning of Wallingford; grandmother of Matthew, Shana and BethAnn Gleeson; Sister of Norman (Jean) McKay of Kitchener, Ontario and Margaret Lonsway of Ottawa, Canada. Services were held Jan. 31, 2013 in the Branford Evangelical Free Church, Branford. Interment was in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, N.J. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

Margaret Planz Margaret “Marge” Eimm e r m a n Planz, 74, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2013 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late William D. Planz, Sr. Marge was born in New Haven on Nov. 26, 1938; daughter of Margaret Quirk

Eimmerman of North Haven and the late Harry Eimmerman; was an operating room nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital retiring after 25 years. Mother of Jennifer Planz of North Haven, William D. Planz, Jr. and his wife Carla of Henniker, N.H.; sister of MaryJane Rudewicz of North Haven, James (Marie) Eimmerman of Hollywood, Fla. and the late Harry J., Robert and Patricia N. Eimmerman. She is also survived by six grandchildren. Services were held Jan. 29, 2013 from All Saints Cemetery Office, North Haven followed by a graveside ceremony. The North Haven Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Francesca Frioni Francesca “Maria” Puperi Frioni, 96, of North Haven, passed away Jan. 26, 2013 at the Village Green of Bristol. She was the wife of the late Luigi Frioni. Born in Ferentino, Frosinone, Italy on May 28, 1916; daughter of the late Giuseppe and Anna Bucanel-

li Puperi. Mother of Vincent (Natalia) Frioni and Gina (Louis) Montauti all of North Haven; grandmother of Laura (David) Federico of Northford, David (Jennifer) Frioni, Cynthia (Anthony) Amuro, John Montauti and his fiancé Sara Barrows all of Wallingford, Diana (Matthew) Yorkavich of North Haven; great-grandmother of Nicholas Federico, Jack and Kate Frioni, Adrianna and Victoria Amuro; sister of Nicola

(Marisa) Puperi, Clementina Puperi Pennacchia all of Italy and the late Vittoria Puperi Cialone and Luigina Puperi Passa. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy. Services were held Jan. 30, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Mt. Carmel Church. Entombment followed in the All Saints Mausoleum.

Service awards dinner

The North Haven Community Service Awards Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 175 School Street, Hamden. The event will honor North Haven Citizen of the Year Raymond Fowler; Police Officer of the Year Valdemar Queiroga; Firefighter Christopher Murray and Volunteer Firefighter Ronald Mattei. The evening will include dinner, cash bar and awards ceremony. The public is welcome. A fee is charged. Tickets are available at the Elks Lodge weekdays after 4 p.m. and weekends after noon or by calling Phil Wilson at (203) 248-6800, Eileen Tozzo at (203) 288-0455 or Rich Wnek at (203) 230-8208. Ticket purchases may be made by credit card by calling the Lodge at 203-248-2224 during those times. The annual awards event is sponsored by the Hamden Elks, serving the communities of Hamden and North Haven since 1961. Proceeds will support the Elks many youth and veterans projects and area charities.


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Senior happenings

Friday, Feb. 1 - National Wear Red Day. Wear red to raise awareness that cardiovascular disease is the number one health threat facing women today and the leading cause of death for women. Monday, Feb. 4 - Purple Red Hatters non-board meeting, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 - Afternoon of Cards, 1 p.m. Pinochle, ridge, kings in the corner, with raffle prizes. Sign up by Feb. 5. Monday, Feb. 11 - Hamden Mart. Thursday, Feb. 14 - Love is in the ear - 10:30 a.m. Free hearing screenings, free hearing aid cleaning, free video otoscopic scan and evaluation, free chocolates. Reservations required. Call Beltone at (203) 453-3003. Tuesday, Feb. 19 - 11:30 a.m. Valentine Party with Rich DiPalma. Menu includes salad, lasagna, garlic bread and New York style cheesecake with strawberry topping. Sign up begins Monday, Jan. 28. Thursday, March 7 - Puzzlemania tournament, noon to 2:30 p.m. A fee is charged. Lunch is included. Seats are limited. Sign up early.

Saturday, March 16 Marching into Spring fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade crafts for purchase. The event features cake walk, raffle prizes, and food. St. Patrick’s Day celebration - Tuesday, March 19, 11:45 a.m. Corned beef and cabbage dinner. Registration begins Feb. 15 and ends March 11.

Day Trips Casino: Foxwoods - Tuesday, March 5. Maple Madness & Butterflies - Wednesday, March 27. Visit Parker’s Maple Barn in New Hampshire and stop at Magic Wings in South Deerfield, Mass. Depart at 8 a.m. to return approximately 5:30 p.m. Westchester Broadway Theatre: Guys & Dolls Thursday, April 11. Savor the Flavor - Federal Hill, Little Italy, Providence, R.I. - May 16. Casino: Mohegan Sun Tuesday, May 21. World Trade Center Site and 9/11 Memorial - Tuesday, June 11. All You Can Eat Lobster & Comedy Show - Thursday, July 10. Casino: Mohegan Sun Tuesday, July 30. Saratoga Raceway - New

York - Tuesday, Aug. 20. Casino: Foxwoods - Tuesday, Sept. 10. Entertainer Vincent Talarico - Wednesday, Sept. 25. Westchester Broadway Theatre: Kiss Me Kate Thursday, Nov. 7.

Senior Center Opportunities Piano player - The Senior Center is looking for a piano player, once a month on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Sue at (203) 239-5432. Singer Songsters - Singers are wanted for the Senior Songsters Choral Group. The groups meets on Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. Reading volunteers Clintonville elementary School is looking for senior volunteers to read with students. Commitment is one hour, one day a week. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. (Volunteers must be a member of the Senior Center.)

Programs and classes Friday Night Community Supper - Friday Night Community Suppers are

The North Haven Citizen Friday, February 1, 2013 scheduled every Friday at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Church. The public is welcome to enjoy a meal and companionship. Donations are welcome, but not required. Beginner Pinochle Mondays at 1:30 to 3 p.m. Call (203) 239-54432 to reserve a spot.

Ceramics - Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. Beginners are welcome. Materials are provided. A fee is charged. Chair aerobics - Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Designed for those who need to exercise while seated. A fee is charged.

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Feb. 4 Line dance, 9 a.m.; Computer class, 9 a.m.; E-Z Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Canasta, 10:15 a.m.; Computer class, 10:30 a.m.; Purple Red Hatters, 10:30 a.m.; Sit-ercise, 10:45 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Oil painting, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 p.m.; Beg. Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 Ceramics, 9 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 9 a.m.; Line dance with Babe, 10 a.m.; Hairdresser/Barber/Nails, 10:30 a.m.; Gin Rummy, 10:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 10:45 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m.; Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 Line dance, 9 a.m.; EZ exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Ombudsman meeting, 10:30 a.m.; Errands, 10:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Sit-ercise, 10:45 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, noon; Bridge, 12:15 p.m.; Knitting w/Eleanor, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 Ceramics, 9 a.m.; Pinochle, 10 a.m.; Chair Aerobics, 10:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m.; Afternoon of cards and raffles, 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 EZ exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Footlighters, 10 a.m.; Scrabble challenge, 10 a.m.; Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m.; Lunch, 10:30 a.m.; Bridge, 12:15 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 p.m.

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CitizenHealth

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VNA receives grant

VNA Community Healthcare, the original VNA of North Haven, recently received a $50,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to help families get heart healthy. Many people with heart disease have family members who are also at risk, from the stress of caring for a family member, or because of inherited heart disease risk. Beginning in March, the nonprofit homecare agency will be doing screenings, educational programs and health coaching with both the heart disease patient and his/her family members through greater New Haven. For more information, call (203) 288-1623 or visit ConnecticutHomecare.org

Fight for Air Climb

Radon kits The Quinnipiack Valley Health District, serving North Haven, Bethany, Hamden and Woodbridge, has a limited supply of free radon testing kits available. Radon is a natural element that results from the decay of uranium. It can enter the home through cracks, crevices and holes in the foundation or it can dissolve in underground water sources, like wells. Any home can have radon, whether old or new. Testing is the only way to identify it. Long term exposure to radon can increase the risk of lung cancer. District residents only can call (203) 248-4528 or reserve a kit or request online, qvhd.org Kits must be picked up at the district office.

Pertussis vaccine The Quinnipiack Valley Health District offers the pertussis vaccine (in the form of Tdap-tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) to parents, relatives and caregivers of newborns and infants 12 months and younger. Those over 18 years of age who have never a Tdap vaccine (a combined booster immunization containing tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis protection) are eligible to receive the vaccine. A fee is requested. (No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay.) For more information on clinic dates and times, call (203) 248-4528 or visit qvhd.org

Free blood pressure screening The Outpatient Specialty Clinic at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford has scheduled free blood pressure screening on Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program is open to the community. The clinic is located on the

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CitizenOpinion

The North Haven Citizen Friday, February 1, 2013

Commentary

In Googling it, be careful By Jeffery Kurz

Whenever I feel something coming on, or begin to suspect I may be suffering from some exotic affliction, which happens more often than I probably want to tell you about, the first thing I do is call my doctor. No. Of course I don’t do that. What I do is Google. Google is great because not only can it be used as both a noun and a verb you can type just about anything into it and get some kind of response. It’s the electronic Answer Man (or woman - Google does not appear to be gender specific). Google is now such a fundamental part of my life that it’s easy for me to forget that I’ve spent most of my life without it. How did I manage to get along? Several years ago, I rather sheepishly admitted to using the internet for self diagnosis to my doctor. I was

half expecting a stern lecture but I didn’t get one. It turns out doctors like it when you take an active interest in your own health. It also turns out that I am far from alone. A study released by the Pew Research Center this week found that 35 percent of American adults have used the internet to diagnose a medical condition. That could be for themselves or for someone else. Interestingly enough, the study says Americans have always had a penchant for self diagnosis — as in, I suppose, mom and pop remedies. Think of how an apple a day keeps the doctor away. The internet has simply expanded that opportunity, and now at least a third of Americans, including yours truly, are taking advantage. Seventy-seven percent said they started researching health conditions with a

search engine, like Google, or Bing. So I’ve got plenty of company. The risk, of course, reflects the nature of the internet itself, a glorious universe of information that is also chaotic and sloppy and not always trustworthy. You can go to an online forum and see that for the same health complaint one commentator will tell you it’s nothing while the next will advise heading to the emergency room immediately. One aspect of online medical sleuthing the study found encouraging is that people aren’t often seeking answers from the web but using it to help figure out whether it’s time to see a doctor. Doctors now will also advise that you go online to get more information about a

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Government Meetings Monday, Feb. 4 Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 Housing Authority, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 Board of Selectman, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 Board of Education, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 Blight Prevention Appeals Board, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 Board of Finance, 7 p.m.

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An Ounce of Prevention

Is it a cold or the flu? By V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH People refer to every winter ailment as “the flu.” But the fact is that many viruses and bacteria besides the influenza viruses can begin with flu-like symptoms, which include may include fever, body aches, tiredness, and headaches. These symptoms may be accompanied by some digestive tract ailments, more commonly seen in children. But ailments of the digestive tract like vomiting or diarrhea alone without respiratory symptoms is not usually influenza, even though people refer to the “stomach flu.” In reality, there are many respiratory illnesses with flulike symptoms that are not caused by the influenza viruses. It may be important to identify if you have true influenza because there are antiviral medications that can be effective if taken early by you and family contacts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the following information on the difference between a cold and influenza:

What is the difference between a cold and the flu? The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses. But they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar flu-like symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu? Because colds and flu See Flu, next page

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Friday, February 1, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen

Commentary

State deficit is municipal budget buster By Kyle Swartz

While crafting municipal budgets in upcoming months, civic officials must keep in mind that Connecticut faces a projected $1-billion deficit in fiscal year 2013-14. This significant shortfall almost certainly will mean that — unlike in the current fiscal year — state funding for municipali-

Flu Continued from page 16

share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can be carried out, when needed to tell if a person has the flu. Do other respiratory viruses circulate during the flu season? In addition to the flu virus, several other respiratory viruses also can circulate during the flu season and can cause symptoms and illness similar to those seen with flu infection. These non-flu viruses include rhinovirus (one cause of the “common cold”) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the most common cause of severe respiratory illness in young children as well as a leading cause of death from respiratory illness in those aged 65 years and older. Influenza Symptoms Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: fever or feeling feverish/chills; cough; sore throat; runny or stuffy nose; muscle or body aches; headaches; fatigue (tiredness); or some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common

ties will decrease. Each town and city must plan accordingly. “There will be some pain going around,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy inauspiciously told town leaders at a recent conference on Connecticut budgeting (The Connecticut Mirror, 1-17). In the last two years, Malloy and his peers avoided causing this pain with methods of fiscal relief

largely other than municipal-money reductions. But with a red-ink gap the size of $1 billion to close, General Assembly has run out of alternative treatments. Tax increases are off the table this time, following the governor’s historic $1.5-billion tax hike of 2011. Moreover, when Malloy in 2011 commendably closed a $3.6billion deficit inherited

in children than adults. It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever. Flu Complications Most people who get influenza will recover in a few days to less than two weeks. However, some people will develop complications (such as pneumonia) as a result of the flu, some of which can be life-threatening and result in death. Pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections are three examples of complications from flu. The flu can make chronic health problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu, and people with chronic congestive heart failure may have worsening of this condition that is triggered by the flu. People at Higher Risk from Flu Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems from influenza can happen at any age, but some people are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children. When you are ill, it is important to get plenty of rest, drink fluids, especially water to prevent dehydration, and stay home so as not to spread your germs to others. If symptoms persist or worsen after a few days, or if you just don’t seem to be getting

better, then you should call your healthcare provider to prevent further complications. In some persons, the flu can cause secondary illness like pneumonia. Use all over-the-counter medications with care. Many drugs that were previously only available by prescription are now available over the counter. They are serious drugs and must be used according to the directions on the package. Try to medicate only the symptoms that you have (instead of one pill that treats multiple symptoms that you may not have). Allergies are relieved by antihistamines, while stuffiness associated with colds is relieved by decongestants. Using the wrong drug may make symptoms worse. If you think you have been exposed to influenza, there are antiviral medications you can take to decrease the risk of flu or lessen a case of the flu. Speak with your healthcare provider as these medications are prescription drugs. For a free information packet on the care of winter illnesses like colds and flu, residents can call the Quinnipiack Valley Health Districk at (203) 248-4528 or request information online at qvhd.org An Ounce of Prevention is a weekly publication of the Quinnipiack Valley Health District, which is located at 1151 Hartford Turnpike, North Haven. An Ounce of Prevention is written by QVHD Deputy Director V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH.

from the previous administration, he negotiated numerous concessions from state unions. In return, he guaranteed these organizations no layoffs or wage alterations for four years. Thus, another option unavailable in 2013. So who will feel the pain? Twenty-two percent of Connecticut’s current $20.5-billion budget is funding for

towns and cities, including $3.5 billion in grants and $930 million in teacher-pension payments. Expect these numbers to decline. Unfortunately, big budget cuts could befall a public institution which can least afford them — schools. “Education systems in the state are . . . where the greatest

See Deficit, page 21

Puzzle-Off Submitted by Nancy Haag

The Friends of the North Haven Library sponsored a Puzzle-Off Contest recently. Pictured is the winning team Cindy Gregory, Vicky Basile, Christina Smead, Kim Dame, and Dawn Moran.

Googling Continued from page 16 health issue. The key is that you should do your investigating using reputable sources, which is a good guideline both online and off. Supportive web sites can help when you need a treatment plan, for example. So while I Google, I also know that my adventures in surfing will land me both in solid and misleading hands. Just the other day, I typed in “empty nest syndrome” because my college graduate moved out after six months of living at my home and I was finding it unnerving how the place I returned to at night was exactly the way it had been when I’d left in the morning. I had gotten used to things changing

while I was away. I wasn’t expecting a lot of reputable advice, and was surprised to find a good discussion of empty nest syndrome at the web site of the Mayo Clinic. “It’s very important that the patient understands that you just don’t Google something.” That’s what a doctor told me five years ago when I did a story about using the internet for self diagnosis. You have to be a little suspicious, he said. For that story I listed the Medical Library Association’s online list of 100 health sites “you can trust.” Just Google it and you’ll find the site. Jeffery Kurz is a columnist and the general assignment editor for the RecordJournal, Meriden. Follow him on Twitter @JefferyKurz


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CitizenSports

The North Haven Citizen Friday, February 1, 2013

Hockey dealt double loss By Kevin Pataky Special to The Citizen

The North Haven High School boys’ hockey team played two games last week against top-rated Division I talent. Both opponents were ranked among the state’s top five teams and provided difficult challenges for such a young Indian squad. Up first was a 9-1-1 Darien team that came into the Northford Ice Pavillion Saturday night riding a six-game winning streak. North Haven appeared to have righted their ship with a three-game unbeaten streak of their own, and head coach Tom Roche said “At Monday night’s overtime win up in Watertown, we played our best hockey of the year. We dominated them, but their goalie was amazing. He made over 35 saves.” But the Indians would have to play this game without their top scorer - senior cocaptain Karl Anderson. The Blue Wave scored the game’s first goal only 13 seconds in, but the Indians held things otherwise scoreless for most of the rest of the period. Darien would score right before the break to open up a 2-0 lead. Starting the second period, the Blue Wave scored again to

Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky

Clockwise, from top left: sophomore Cameron Owens prepares for a first-period face off. Junior Mike Hribko looks for a pass in the second period. Junior Goalie Chris Pullano can’t block this shot that went for a second-period goal. Junior Kyle VanBramer tries to defend against a Darien attacker.

open up a 3-0 lead. At this point, Roche replaced his starting goalie, sophomore Andrew Graziano, with junior Chris Pullano. Shortly thereafter, sophomore Indian Vin Fasulo cut the deficit back to two when he blasted a shot past Darien goalie Michael Collins. After a short-lived Indian celebration, the Blue Wave scored seconds later to reopen a three-goal lead. At the 8:34 mark of the second period, Junior Phillip Gauvin scored his first varsity goal and North Haven crept back to See Hockey, next page


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Delayed for a speaking engagement before the North Haven Rotary Club by an accident on Route 15, Todd Wood, an author and former Special Operations helicopter pilot with the Air Force was forced to abbreviate his delivery of the club’s weekly program recently. The speaker began with a brief description of his life prior to writing his fictional book entitled Currency. As a high-school senior, he was summoned to the principal’s office to take a phone call from his senator in Washington, D.C. He had been accepted by the Air Force Academy and was now receiving his official appointment from Congress. While in Colorado he studied aeronautical engineering, and later went to flight school since he had always wanted to fly. As a military pilot, his first assignment was flying helicopters in Alaska where much of his time was spent on rescue missions in wilderness areas in sub-zero temperatures. But Wood wanted more, so he went back to flight school Former USAF pilot and author, Todd Wood, inand soon entered the field of counter-terrorism. This in- trigued the North Haven Rotary Club recently as he tense assignment was to keep him away from home over 300 introduced his book entitled, “Currency.” days a year, as he accepted the challenges of SEAL Team 6 and Delta Force. He traveled the world flying missions in highly sophisticated, top secret helicopters. Eventually deciding that it was time to settle into a civilian career, he entered the uncertain world of Wall Street as a bond trader for emerging markets. What he experienced on Wall Street inspired him to publish his fictional work about the future that our country could face in light of today’s financial markets. Wood said that his book combines action, humor, and mystery telling a story that everyone needs to know. Text and photo courtesy of David Marchesseault and George Guertin, Rotary PR Committee

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within two goals at 4-2. Before the second period ended, however, Darien scored again to take a 5-2 lead into the break. In the third period, Fasulo scored his second goal of the game, but the Blue Wave tallied four more scores to close this one out 9-3. On Tuesday, North Haven traveled to Bennett Rink in West Haven to take on the state’s second-ranked team: Notre Dame of West Haven. After a scoreless first period, freshmen John Jensen scored his first varsity goal unassisted to put the Indians in front 1-0. But from there, the Green Knights scored seven unanswered goals to win in dominating fashion, 71. North Haven looked frustrated throughout and only managed five shots on goal for the entire game. The two losses dropped the Indians record to 3-8-2 overall. With seven games remaining in the regular season, three against Division II opponents, North Haven needs to win four of them to qualify for the state tournament which starts in March. Kevin Pataky is a professional photographer and longtime contributor to The North Haven Citizen. Website: KevinPataky.com

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CitizenSchools where the grand prize is floor seats to the Justin Beiber concert, scheduled for Thursday, July 18 at the XL Center. To enter, go to any NHHS girls’ basketball varsity home game; tickets will be sold during half time. The drawing to announce the ticket winner is scheduled for halftime during the final girls’ home game, Feb. 8 at the North Haven High School gym. For more information and cost, call Kelly at (203) 710-1938.

Dean’s list

American International College, Massachusetts Samantha Tabak of North Haven. Bryant University, Rhode Island - Ettore Carchia of North Haven. Colgate University, New York - Chase Johnson of North Haven. Quinnipiac University Alyssa Andreucci, Stefania Ciarleglio, Alyssa Cretella, Alicia Criscuolo, Matthew Dagle, Riley Dinneen, Lauren Dufour, Richard Funaro, Anne Guandalini, Golvanni Ibrahim, Lily Keegan, Abdul Khan, Kevin Nguyen, Christina Perfetto, Marc Scasino of North Haven. Roger Williams University, Rhode Island Matthew Garibaldi, Andrew Amarone, Briana Lion of North Haven. Sacred Heart University - Sasha Bennett, Nancy Dickinson, Christina Gode, Colby Jennings, Gabriel Scrivani of North Haven. Saint Michael’s College, Vermont - Julia Phillips of North Haven. University of New Hampshire - Dana Carmen of North Haven.

Scholarship The 2013 Arrive Alive Scholarship Program is accepting applications, according to the law offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers. The Arrive Alive Scholarship program is a combination effort to assist students going onto college financially, but also to help make teens aware of the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving. Applicants must prepare a presentation on making the right choices while behind the wheel. Carter Mario and his staff will judge the presentations. A combination of videos (six scholarships will be awarded in this category); graphic presentations (two scholarships will be awarded in this category); and other presentations - consisting of essays, brochures, booklets, or songs (two scholarships will be awarded in this category). The statewide firm will award $1,000 a piece to (10) ten high school seniors in the state of Connecticut attending a four-year college or university in the fall.

Scholastic achievements

Robert Ryan of North Haven has been named to the honor roll at Cheshire Academy.

Justin Bieber fundraiser

The North Haven High School girls basketball team has scheduled a fundraiser

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Deadline for all entries must be postmarked by March 25. For more information, requirements and an application, visit the high school guidance department or GetCarter.com

Contests The Hamden Elks Lodge 2224 has scheduled its annual Drug Awareness Poster and Essay Contests. Hamden and North Haven elementary and middle school students are eligible to enter. The poster contest for third, fourth and fifth graders and the Essay Contest is open to sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The theme for the contests is “The Choice 4 Me is Drug-Free.” Students must

The North Haven Citizen Friday, February 1, 2013 draw the poster themselves and an official poster form can be obtained from the Lodge or online at ctelks.org, or a copy must be used. The essay must be no more than 200 words and hand printed or written. Other rules apply. The submissions must be delivered to the Hamden Elks by Feb. 14. Complete rules and entry forms may be obtained at schools or at the Elks Lodge weekdays after 4 pm, weekends after 1 pm, 175 School Street, Hamden, 203248-2224 or call Brenda Davis (Drug Awareness) at 203-2886691.

Scholarships The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Hamden Lodge 2224 welcomes

graduating high school seniors to apply for Elk sponsored scholarships. The Elks Legacy Scholarship has no residency restriction, but restrictions apply. Applications are available online only. For complete qualifications and an applications, visit elks.org/enf/scholars The Elks Lodge also offers the Edward Connolly Scholarship. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors whose parent or grandparent is a member in good standing of the Hamden Lodge 2224, 175 School Street, Hamden. Scholarship applications are available at the Lodge. Scholarship applications can be obtained at the Lodge. For information, contact Andy Caporossi at the Lodge at (203) 248-2224.

School Lunch Menu North Haven High School Monday, Feb. 4 - Roast turkey, dinner roll, mashed potato. Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Turkey nachos, brown rice, broccoli. Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Seasoned penne pasta, whole wheat garlic stick, seasoned green beans. Thursday, Feb. 7 - Oven fired chicken, tater tots, corn bread. Friday, Feb. 8 - Beefaroni, seasoned whole grain elbows, dinner roll, seasoned green beans. North Haven Middle School Monday, Feb. 4 - Beef steak sandwich meat, toasted garlic bun, whole grain tortilla chips, seasoned broccoli. Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Whole grain macaroni and cheese, whole grain apple cinnamon muffin, roasted green beans. Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Beef taco meat,

white rice, whole grain macaroni and cheese sauce, broccoli and cheese sauce. Thursday, Feb. 7 - Early dismissal. No lunch served. Friday, Feb 8 - Breaded chicken patty, whole grain dinner roll, sweet potato fries. Elementary Schools Monday, Feb. 4 - Hamburger on a whole grain bun, oven baked fries, fruit and veggie bar. Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Breaded chicken patty, oven fries, fruit and veggie bar. Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Grilled cheese, tomato soup, fruit and veggie bar. Thursday, Feb. 7 - Ham & cheese goldfish sandwich, carrot sticks, Valentine surprise, fruit and veggie bar. Friday, Feb. 8 - Homemade cheese pizza square, baked tater tots, fruit and veggie bar.

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Lynn Amarante, assistant vice president of critical care services and emergency services at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, has joined the board of directors for the Wallingford YMCA. Amarante will serve a three-year term and provide leadership in helping the YMCA meet its goals. Amarante resides in North Haven.

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Awareness

Recognition award The North Haven Community Services Commission is accepting nominations for the North Haven Community Services Commission award. The award honors one North Haven resident as well as one North Haven company or organization for their contributions/services to the North Haven community during the past year. Nominations include completion of a one-page nomination form and providing a statement as to why the individual or group should be recognized. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nomination forms are available at the Community Services office, at Town Hall Annex building, 5 Linsley St. from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday through March 29, or can be download the form at www.town.north-haven.ct.us The deadline to submit nominations is March 29. All nominations will be reviewed on April 9. The winning individual and group will be recognized by the Community Services Commission at the June 4 meeting.

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someone who is mentally ill. The other 82 percent happen because of abusers feeling frustrated or helpless. These can be ordinary people, who somewhere along the line lose control. That’s what makes this so scary.” The alternative is to be calm and truthful, according to Fowler. “I’m not an expert,” he said. “I’m not a social worker. Everything that I say comes from my experience and my heart. But what the experts say, because I have done extensive studying, is that when that frustration happens toward a child, just walk away, calm down, get yourself back under control and then come back and address the situation.” “I was in the toy store once with my granddaughter and there was a mother and a child nearby,” he added, ex-

about the yearly North Haven Community Service Awards Dinner, including tickets, call event co-organizers Phil Wilson at (203) 2486800, Eileen Tozzo at (203) 288-0455 or Rich Wnek at (203) 230-8208. Proceeds help support both the Elks youth and veterans’ projects, and area charities. “It’s an honor,” Fowler said of being named North Haven Citizen of the Year. “I hope that I can show than an average guy can do something in this crisis situation. You don’t have to be a mental-health professional or a social worker. You can be an ordinary guy and still help out.”

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level of savings can be achieved,” curiously suggested Connecticut House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey. While there’s certainly a lot of money tied up in academics, we would urge any reductions here be made with utmost carefulness and prudence. Shrinking school funding negatively affects student potential. Teacher layoffs cause increased class sizes, and pupils will receive fewer valuable, one-on-one interactions with instructors. Elimination of creative arts programs and electives removes educational avenues through which kids can become more-well-rounded adults. Maintaining high levels of school funding is essential in allowing for a successful future for younger generations. One intriguing alternative proposed for red-ink reduction is changing a state law which limits municipal leaders from asking that employees contribute more to cover retirement and healthcare costs. This could save towns and cities millions in payments. Workers in private sectors have been in similar contribution systems for years. It’s time for public staff to accept a lessening of their still-generous benefits, a financial reality of the modern economy. Connecticut has a deep deficit to overcome. A steep dip in state financing for municipalities is probable. Taking that into account,

civic decision-makers must build budgets this year with circumspect consideration of what programs and services are essential — and what can be trimmed without severely damaging the community. Kyle Swartz is editor of The North Haven Citizen and an editorial associate at the Record-Journal, Meriden.

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plaining a situation handled appropriately. “The kid, who was five or six, wanted a toy and was bothering his mother about it. The mother got down on one knee and looked the kid straight in the eye and said, ‘I’m sorry honey, but I don’t have the money to buy you the toy.’ She didn’t go off on the kid. She just said she was sorry and explained it to him. And that kid understood his mother. And I just lost it. It was a beautiful thing.” Fowler will continue with similar awareness-related efforts in 2013, especially around April, national child abuse awareness month. Fowler said that people who need help related to child abuse can contact North Haven Community Services at (203) 239-5321, ext. 370. If it’s after hours, individuals can call 211 and get information, including numbers needed for immediate help. For more information

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Library Briefs Financial planning workshop The North Haven Library has scheduled a personal financial planning workshop “How to Take Control of Your Retirement” for Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the library community room. The program will discuss ways to reduce taxes and help preserve retirement assets, including if you’re taking all the risks of accumulating wealth, when you really just want to keep what you have; how your “nest egg” may be needlessly and excessively taxed; if a fear of the market combined with low CD rates creates a dilemma; how to maximize your Social Security payments and how you and your assets can keep up as medical expenses rise every year. For more information and to register, call the reference desk at (203) 239-5803.

Music with Mr. Joe The North Haven Library has scheduled local musician and educator Mr. Joe (Joseph Rosano) for W e d n e s d a y, Feb. 20 at 4. The program is open to children ages 3 and up. No registration is required. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and open to residents and non-residents. For more information, call (203) 239-5803.

Cake decorating contest The North Haven library has scheduled its third annual cake decorating contest for Tuesday, Feb 19 at 2 p.m. The contest is free of charge for bakers aged 5 to 14 years old. Borrow one of the library’s 200 cake pans and decorate or design a cake of your own. Prizes will be awarded in different age categories. Registration is required. Forms will be available Jan. 14 through Feb. 8, in the Children’s Department. Late registration will not be accepted. For more information, call (203) 239-5803.

Children’s programs Color Art – Monday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. or Friday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5. Paint, mix, and create at this color themed story and craft program. Registration is required. Sign up for only one session. Berrylicious Valentine - Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. for ages 3-6. Make “berry” special muffins with strawberries and jam. Registration is required.

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 1, 2013 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

SURFACE GRINDER Dust Collector Torit $50. Call 860 329 5631 TOY POODLES AKC Some Older Pups and Young Adults Ask for Gary 203-927-3862

SNOW BLOWERS/THROWERS ARIENS SNOW BLOWER Model 8524 $750 or best offer Like new. Moving to Florida! Call (203) 235-2990

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

WELBILT BREAD MACHINE 1, 1.5 or 2 lb. Works good. $20 (203) 265-0881

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT EXCELLENT QUALITY Seasoned Hardwood, Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775. www.lavignestreeservicellc.com

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575 WANTED TO BUY

Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295 PEAVEY AMPLIFIER Audition 20, 8” speaker $25. 860 621-8741

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN Westside 2BR/1 BATH Garage, All Appliances W/D Included. 1-Year Lease. $1300 Plus Utils. Available Now No pets. 203-514-2010 WALLINGFORD House for Rent. 3 BR, 54 Lee Ave. New Capet/Paint, 1st flr laundry, Off St. Park, No smoking/pets. $1250/mo. Call 203-444-5722

CONDOMINIUMS

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3 FREE Sectional Great for fam room. Beige, You pick up. 203-676-9048 MATTRESS SET Brand name Queen pillow top mattress and foundation. NEW, in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667 MOVING - MUST SELL! Couch - $200, Accent Chair $75, Coffee Table $50, End Table $50, Entertainment Center with Glass Doors $150. Take All For $450. Call (860) 558-3774

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203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps.

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old pocket watches and clocks, collectibles, toys, 1 item to entire estate. 203-639-1002 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools, Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

CHESHIRE 2 Bdrm., 1 1/2 baths. Bayberry Knoll townhouse near I84. C ountry setting. Lovely 1200 square feet unit with patio. $975/month. Call 203-464-7544.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117 CHESHIRE Huge Apt! 1BR, Pvt driveway, tankless sys. Fully appl’d kitchen/laundry. Easy access to hwys. Pets welcome. $900/sec Avail Now 203 439-1503

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

CHAIR Tan Floral Print Exc Condition $50 (860) 620-3151 COUCH Tan. Excellent Condition $99 (860) 620-3151 DIE SPRINGS For Metal Stamping 2 Cabinets (860) 329-5631 FLEISCHMANN TRAIN SET Mounted, Fully Landscaped. GERMAN BEER STEINS 20 Assorted to choose from (203) 272-0259 KOLCRAFT PLAYPEN $25 or Best Offer 203-269-5077 MANY Prints Signed & Numbered, Air Show Posters, Antique Wood Bowls, Old Airplane Parts, Federal Duck Stamps, To Much Misc. Items to List. Call Rich 203-213-0003 SESAME STREET Elmo’s Dance & Learn game mat. Asking $15. 203-269-5077 SOFTBALLS 20 new&lightly used. $25. Call 203-265-0031

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! CALL 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142 WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local Collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 bdrm., 1 bath. Furn/Unfurn. Close to shopping and hwy. 192 Lewis Ave. Prv prk. No pets or smoking. Call 203-440-1941 for info

MERIDEN. 3 BR, recently renovated, new carpets. Clean, spacious, off st parking. Avail immed. $875. Pets considered. Call Walt 203-464-1863.

MERIDEN 143 Veteran Street 2 BRs, LR, DR, Kitchen Garage Optional. $850/month (704) 497-4627

MERIDEN. East side. Furn Clean 2nd flr 1 BR, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $845/ mo plus sec. 12pm-8pm, 203-630-3823 www.meridenrooms.com

MERIDEN 2 & 3 BR Apartments Available Call for More Info 203 238-7777 860 214-8023 (Cell) MERIDEN 2 BR Apts Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main St. $945-$975/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203 9356224 or Steve 203 721-5215

MERIDEN 2 BR Available Heat, Hot Water & Appliances incl. Off-Street parking. Available for immediate move in. Starting at $800 per month. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor Off street parking, freshly painted, washer/dryer. $850 per mo. Section 8 approved. Grant St. No dogs. Call 203-213-3951 MERIDEN 3 BR. 1st Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, Sunny Kitchen. WD hookup. $925. Avail March 1. Sec 8 appr. Call Will 860-834-2876 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 5 Rooms, Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrigerator, $1000/mo + security. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Sec 8 approved. Available in February. Leave message after 6pm 860-347-2992 203 887-8805 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $845 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $900/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472 MERIDEN Large 1 BR, 4 Rooms Many updates. Applianced. Quiet house. Heat & HW included. No pets no smoking. $775 plus security. 203 626-2320 MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden 1 BRs. Starting from $695, heat & hot wanted included. Call 203-886-8808.

MERIDEN Room Available. Deposit=$230 Utilities included! $115/Week. Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking. 203-715-7866

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat HW, Elec. 1 BR, 2nd Fl, $200/wk+sec. 2nd flr studio $780/mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm; Meridenrooms.com

MERIDEN Spacious 4BR, 2nd Flr Large Yard. Off St Parking. W/D hookup. 481 East Main St. $1175/mo. plus sec. Call 203294-1229

MERIDEN - 1 1/2 room apartment for rent. H/H included. Off street parking. Security. Storage. $625. monthly. Call Scott at (203) 302-8760.

MERIDEN Studio Apartment For Rent. $600 per month Call 203-903-6413 or 203-440-1123

MERIDEN 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 657 East Main Street Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Available Ask About One Month Free! Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd Floor Remodeled. Separate utilities. References & good credit. $550 per Month. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-302-2987 MERIDEN-4BR 2nd & 3rd Floor. Liberty St. Recently Renovated Stove & Refrig, W/D hkup, OffSt Parking, Yard, Storage. Sec 8 approved. $1275 203 506-6398 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st Floor in 2 Family house. $950/mo. Newly Remodeled. No pets. Avail now! 203-500-9080 or 203-500-9090

MERIDEN. Priced to move quickly. 3 level, 2 BR Townhouse, hdwd flrs, laundry hookup, large level yard, 1 car gar, located on culde-sac. Won’t last at $1075. No pets. Vacancy Busters LLC, Ruth, 860-402-3960

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

MERIDEN 20’x 40’ Space available with 14 x14 overhead door. (203) 237-5572

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Fully Furnished Private Office. Conveniently located in Wallingford Shopping Center. Utilities & Internet Included. 203-265-1226

OPEN HOUSES

MERIDEN. $107,900. Simple & smart scale down & go easy on the budget w/this 2BR ranch. Spacious living rm w/fp, EIK, fenced beautiful corner yard w/ covered patio & non thru st. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

S. MERIDEN Quite Safe Area, Lrg 4 BR, 2 Full BA, 7 RMs, 1st Flr. Private Driveway. Great Yard. $1350/mo. (203) 238-0566

BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP. WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Flr In Town. Appliances Including W/D. No Pets, Sec & Refs. $725/mo. + utilities. Call 203-269-6391 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1st Floor, Newly Carpeted $850 Per Month Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212 WALLINGFORD 3rd Fl, 2 BR. Cozy 4 rms. Stove & Refrig. Gas Heat & HW. Storage, wall to wall, hookups. Quiet area. No smoking /pets $695+ sec. 860 575-4915 WALLINGFORD 70 Center Street Studios and 1BR Apartments $695-$750 per month Call Mike 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160

SOUTHINGTON Open Sunday 1:00-3:00. Oversized Cape, set on 2.9 acr. in one of the finest cul-d-sacs , Lge Kit., St. Stl. Appl, Granite counters open to lge FR. w/fpl, 4 BRS 3.5 bths, flrshdw, tile & new carpets. Deep frt porch with ceiling fans & views of parklike grounds, French doors to rear porch & huge deck. Price reduced to $464,000. A must see at 90 Ciccio Rd. dir. Jude ln, lft on Mt Vernon, rt on Ciccio

HOUSES FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD Clean, updated 2 BR Apartment. Quiet neighborhood. Water & Garbage incl. $900-$950 Per Month. (203) 464-0766

WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

HELP WANTED

Business Development Sales Representative The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to help develop print & digital advertising at this family owned media company.

WALLINGFORD- 2 Room Apt. $675. No pets. 2 mo sec + refs. Call 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD-Duplex 2BR, LR. Tiled Bath. Kitchen w/stove & fridge. Laundry hookups. $950 + utils. 2 mos sec dep. Agents RE (203) 949-0500

WALLINGFORD-$159,900. Indus. Condo & business! All equip. included 1980 sqft, No. Plain. Come See! Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

MERIDEN $139,900. Large 3 family near park- 2 units have 3 bedrooms, nice backyard, some notice to show needed but worth the wait. Call Toni Falcone for details 203-2655618

You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns

ROOMS FOR RENT We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits.

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com SOUTH MERIDEN Furnished Room For Rent. Background & Reference check. $135 Per Week Plus Security 203 623-4396

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS FLORIDA, Ft Myers Beach Condo for rent. Available peak & off-peak weeks in 2013. Luxury 2BR & 2BA, complete kitchen, DR, LR, & 3 balconies, located on the beautiful island of Ft Myers Beach, overlooking the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Incl. Heated pool, hot tub, tennis courts, recreation room, pool table, & more. Walking distance to golf course. Come enjoy the warm breeze & romantic sunsets as you relax on the clean, sandy white beach. Owner: Vern Hunter. Call Barbara Raffile at 203-514-5130 (Meriden) for more information.

HOUSE FOR SALE 280 Spring Lake Rd, Southington. 2,000 sq ft plus colonial. $295,000 Call (860) 877-4785

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Friday, February 1, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen HELP WANTED ADVANCED HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY, LLC PER-DIEM POSITIONS: HOME HEALTH AIDE Current CT C.N.A Lic required PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS RNs Medical & Behavioral Health Contact Alina (860) 236-7701 ahhca@sbcglobal.net

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The Town of Southington is seeking applicants for the position of Town Engineer. Under the general direction of the Town Manager, the position is responsible for performing and supervising professional work in the design and construction of public works improvements, in facilities construction and maintenance, and in public works contract administration. The Town Engineer supervises the technical and clerical engineering and sewer administration operations of the town and provides engineering consultation to town departments, boards and commissions and oversees maintenance of town maps, engineering plans and GIS data. Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required, with five years of professional civil engineering experience, including at least two years in a municipal engineering office and two years of supervisory experience. Suitable experience may be substituted for educational attainment if deemed appropriate by the Town Manager or his designee. Possession of a Professional Engineer's license issued by the State of Connecticut is required. Out of state license which can be transferred to Connecticut within one year of appointment is acceptable. Salary range is $110,000 to $118,000 depending on qualifications. The position reports to the Town Manager. Complete position description is available on the Town of Southington's website, www.southington.org in the "Job Opportunities" section, or by contacting the Town Manager's office at 860-276-6200. Applications may be submitted by mail to: Garry Brumback, Town Manager 75 Main Street Southington, CT 06489 or emailed to berardinellip@southington.org by February 15, 2013.

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MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL/CLERICAL Excellent Opportunity for expanding practice. Computer billing skills a must. Up to $15/hr DOE Contact HR Dept 855-357-6311

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PART-TIME ACCOUNTING & HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT Choate Rosemary Hall a nationally & internationally recognized independent secondary school is seeking a part-time Accounting & Human Resources Assistant, Mon-Fri, 4 hrs/day, year round, non-benefits eligible. This position is responsible for providing support to Financial & Human Resources Departments, including processing bank deposits, receipts, lockbox payments, payments, credits, charges, payroll audits, general ledger maintenance, assist with payroll & benefits process, & other duties as assigned. Candidates must have high school diploma or equivalent & have work experience in different areas of Financial/Business office such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, or General Ledger. Payroll and/or Human Resources experience preferred. Excellent knowledge of Excel & Word required. Please send resume with cover letter to: Human Resources, Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian St. Wallingford, CT 06492 or email to hresouces@choate.edu.www. choate.edu

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

(203) 634-3933 HELP WANTED Full time work & Immediate Start Availability! Come grow with our newly expanded office. All Departments to be filled this week! No experience Req’d!

CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE GENERAL HELP APPOINTMENT SETTERS Entry Level MGMT Sign on Bonus for FT Positions STARTING PAY Ranges per DPT. $9/HR-$590/week, +45K/year Call for Details/Email Contact Info 860-329-0317 & CTjobFair@Gmail.com

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HELP WANTED COAST 2 Coast Communications is looking for Direct Sales Agents to market & sell Comcast XFinity. Full Time Position. No Experience necessary. We will train. To schedule an interview please email Paul Miller at pmiller@c2ccorp.com. OUTSIDE SALES Do you love Sales? Do you like the Political Arena? Do you view Mom and Pop Business Owners as Heroes? Are you interested in the Connecticut General Assembly? Do you care how the United States Congress conducts it’s Business? Can you “Close” the Deal? For that right person … Six (6) figure income potential… Excellent Benefits! Local Territory…no overnights! Email resume to jackrobbins1950@comcast.net or fax resume to 615-932-5071. EOE

HELP WANTED

PACKERS Starting hourly rate - $8.50/hr. with 90 day review. We offer excellent benefits and a good working environment. Apply in Person between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to: Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation 26 Barnes Industrial Road North Wallingford, CT 06492

DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR (Full Time-40 Hours) Experienced journalist needed to oversee and manage flow and presentation of digital news content on myrecordjournal.com and weekly web sites. This position requires the ability to build and maintain online and mobile news sections and manage social media presence and digital news alerts. You will work with reporters, photographers and other content producers on newsgathering, including video and leverage digital content for print use. You must have experience in writing and/or designing for the web; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once; technical know-how for creation and production of graphics, photos, audio, video, web pages, and other online content. If you are interested in joining our RecordJournal family, please email your resume to Eric Cotton at ecotton@record-journal.com.

AUTO BODY/PAINTERS HELPER. Zoel’s Auto Body is looking for energtic painters assistant with experience. Call for appt. (203) 237-6464

TEACHING POSITION (Long-term Substitutes) Wallingford Public Schools is seeking candidates for the following long-term substitute teaching positions: Middle School Level: Spanish - Position begins midFebruary for approximately 6 weeks. High School Level: Spanish/Italian -Position begins March for approximately 12 weeks. Please fax resume and certification to (203) 949-6551. EOE

HELP WANTED LOT ATTENDANT/ USED CAR ASSISTANT FULL TIME POSITION Looking for energetic person to help with lot and auction duties. Great pay and benefits. Experience preferred. Contact Harold Oliver at (203) 235-1669 PLUMBER/SPRINKLER FITTERS Licensed Required Apprentice Positions also available & experience a plus. Call Sheehy Plumbing Mon - Fri 8-4 (203) 284-9100

HELP WANTED

POLICE OFFICER Looking for Police Officer to do Private Investigation work. Send information to PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455 POLICE OFFICER Looking for Police Officer to do Private Investigation work. Send information to PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, February 1, 2013

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Come enjoy our fresh Chocolate, Vanilla, or Ricotta filled Zeppole today! “Family Owned & Operated Since 1922”

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