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Volume 12, Number 19

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hazard prevention plan updated


Democrats McKeen, Balter take it to voters By Lauren Takores The Citizen

Democratic candidates for the 34th Senate District will face of in a primary election Tuesday, Aug. 14. Aili McKeen and Josh Balter are vying to take on Senate Republican leader Len Fasano in November.

McKeen, of Wallingford, won the endorsement in May of local Democrats by just two delegates over Balter, of East Haven. Balter qualified for the primary.

By Bailey Wright The Citizen



McKeen works as an inventory for office for the first time. specialist for a public insurance The 34th Senate District comprisadjuster and Balter is a 20-year es Wallingford, East Haven, and U.S. Navy veteran who is now a Branford-based lawyer specializing in family law. Both are running See 34th District, A6

Vintage diner undergoes overhaul

The Board of Selectmen last week voted to adopt an updated South Central Regional Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan, an addendum of the hazard mitigation plan put in place several years ago, suggests actions for improved mitigation in town and sets the community up to be eligible for funding to reduce hazard risks long term. “By memorializing a plan ... we then set ourselves up for, God-forbid, if there is a disaster — a flood, a hurricane down the road — then we would be able to qualify potentially for additional FEMA money to help those residences or businesses that may be affected by what sometimes can be referred to as 100-year storm,” First Selectman Michael Freda said.

By Lauren Takores The Citizen

The plan identified trees, inland and riverine flooding, and urban flooding as hazards of concern in town.

Athena II Diner was built in the 1970s, last renovated in the 1990s, and is stepping into the 21st century with a new look inside and out.

Flooding along the Muddy River is a primary worry, as many areas and roads along the river are impacted by either the threat of flooding or regular flooding already.

Owner Christos Stefanis is spending about $500,000 to remodel the 3,150-square-

Owners are remodeling Athena II Diner, 320 Washington Ave., in North Lauren Takores, The Citizen See Diner, A5 Haven.

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Woman charged after leading police on chase with kids in car By Bailey Wright The Citizen

A woman has been charged after police said she stole more than $400 worth of merchandise from Target before leading officers on a pursuit with children in her car. Vernasia Miller-Smith, 24, was charged with larceny,

robbery, engaging officers in pursuit, and three counts of risk of injury. Police responded to Target, 200 Universal Drive North, for reports of a theft around 9 p.m. Monday, July 30. Miller-Smith attempted to steal more than $400 worth of items from the store, and reportedly scratched and bit a security guard when

confronted, according to police. She fled the scene before officers arrived, but was later found driving on Universal Drive. After refusing to pull over for police, Miller-Smith reportedly drove south on Interstate 91 at “a high rate of speed” with three children in the car.

Miller-Smith’s vehicle was later located in a New Haven driveway and she was taken into custody. The children, ages 5, 4, and 1, were turned

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foot Route 5 restaurant. “We’re not increasing the size of the diner,” Stefanis said Thursday, July 26. “The layout is going to be the same. We’re just totally giving it a new look.” The exterior, which is the original from 1974, will feature a stone and stucco facade and new light fixtures for a more modern look. The building and roof are sound, Stefanis said and exterior changes are cosmetic. The biggest change is the addition of a new foyer. The building’s entrance will become a focal point, featuring tall ceilings with exposed beams. “When you walk in, it will be a new, grand entrance,” he said. Upgrades to the dining area, which has a seating capacity of about 135, include all new tile, booths and ceilings. “I’m going to keep it as a diner atmosphere,” Stefanis said, “the open brightness of it.” Neon lighting and mirrors along the wall crowns are on

the way out, a relic from the last major renovation in 1994. The planned changes have regulars wondering why Stefanis is remodeling at all, he said. “They think it looks nice,” Stefanis said. “I just feel it’s dated and time for a whole new, fresh look.” Stefanis said he consulted with an architect and designer and had input from the family, including his father, Leonardos “Louie” Stefanis. “It’s easy, though, because we’re all on the same page,” he said. “We weren’t butting heads about what to do.” Some areas of the restaurant, like the kitchen, will receive minor upgrades. Menus will have updated colors and logo, with a few added dishes suggested by customers. The parking lot may be repaved after renovations are completed. Other things will remain the same; the restaurant, located at 320 Washington Ave., is keeping its liquor permit and 24-hour service. The restaurant will stay open through much of the

construction, but may close for a day or two as the entrance foyer is completed. Once work begins on the interior, they may shut down half the diner for a couple weeks. First Selectman Michael Freda said he’s pleased to see the restaurant renovations. “That’s a very popular diner,” he said. “It has a great following and I commend the owners for putting additional resources into it.” 203-317-2212 Twitter: @LCTakores

Owners are remodeling Athena II Diner at 320 Washington Ave. in North Haven, updating the 1970s exterior and 1990s dining area. Lauren Takores, The Citizen


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ID rules vary for voters in primaries

By Mike Savino Record-Journal staff

Some first-time voters may be required to show additional identification to vote in primary elections next week, Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill’s office reminded local voting officials Monday. The Help America Vote Act,

signed into law in 2002, requires that first-time voters who register by mail present ID either when they arrive to vote in person or when requesting an absentee ballot. State and local elections are not subject to the federal law, though, meaning it only applies to some voters in the Aug. 14 Republican primary

for U.S. Senate and the Democratic and Republican primaries for the 5th Congressional District.

“We have received a few inquiries regarding voter identification for the upcoming primary,” said Ted Bromley, a staff attorney for Merrill’s office. “Remember, the additional HAVA identification

requirements only apply when there is a federal office on the ballot.”

Approved forms of identification include a driver’s li-

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McKeen Since her Democratic endorsement, McKeen said last week, she and her campaign team have knocked on approximately 5,000 doors while canvassing in the district’s four towns. McKeen said her strengths as a candidate come from her blue-collar background. “We need more diversity in the legislature,” she said. “Not just race, ethnicity or gender, but in life experience, more ways of thinking, and economic diversity.” It wasn’t on her radar to run for office at first, she said, but she often visited Hartford to testify on bills she cared about, lobbying on her own. “It was really frustrating for me to watch really good bills die,” she said, “or to see harmful bills pass or almost pass.” She said she wants to bring marginalized voices into the Capital. “I don’t want to speak for people,” she said. “I want to help others speak.”

Balter Balter said he began his grassroots campaign in January, knocking on 2,000 doors himself with the goal of more than 20,000 doors by November.

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He said he believes Connecticut is a “fantastic state, and there are things that can be done to fix the problems

we have that Fasano and the Republicans are just blocking.” He said his military background, professional skills and solid plan of how to increase state revenue make him the best candidate to beat Fasano. As a retired Navy chief and combat veteran who was injured in Iraq, he said he can reach across party lines, and as a lawyer, he knows how to stand firm on his opinions while listening to the other side. “Almost every time I am out canvassing,” he said, “Democrats, Republicans and independents are promising to vote for me in the general election.” He laid out a three-point plan for increasing state revenue that consists of installing electronic road tolls, legalizing marijuana and closing the carried interest loophole in tax law. “My platform will take care of all and people see that, they know I care,” he said. An endorsement from gun control group Moms Demand Action-CT separates him from McKeen, an avid hunter and member of Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a Second Amendment-rights group. He said he testified on banning ghost guns and bump stocks, and his stance on gun control and safety is consistent with the progressive values he’s run on “from day one.” “It’s not enough to just make promises,” he said. “People know they can trust me.” 203-317-2212 Twitter: @LCTakores

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Voters To be able to vote in state or local elections, voters must provide a Social Security card or printed document that includes a name and either an address, picture, or signature. Voters can also sign a document titled “Signatures of electors who did not present ID� and present a form of ID that has one of the required pieces of information, including a student or employee ID. This form does not allow electors to vote in federal

Voters still have time to register to vote in the Aug. 14 primaries, which will determine the nominees for the November general election in several contested races. Along with the federal races, both parties have nomination battles for governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, and attorney general. Republicans also have a primary for comptroller, while Democrats need to select nominees for the 13th, 16th,

and 34th state Senate districts. Connecticut law requires that electors be registered with a party to be eligible to vote in a primary. The deadline to switch parties has passed, but those who are unregistered or are unaffiliated still have time to become eligible. Registration may be done online ( register), by mail, or at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and must be completed by Thursday. Voters also can complete their registration in person by noon Aug. 13. 203-317-2266 Twitter: @reporter_savino


that displays both a voter’s name and address.

elections, Bromley said in the memo. Instead, electors who cannot or will not provide ID at the polls can only vote in federal primaries using a provisional ballot.


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Saturday Physical Freedom Festival: Aug. 11, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. $20 ($5 for children.) North Haven Fairgrounds. Storytelling: Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Cedar Hill Rail Yards, Universal Drive, North Haven.

Tuesday Tueday Morning Movie - Only the Brave: Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., North Haven.

Thursday Knitting Group: Aug. 16, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., North Haven. The Summer Ever After Tour feat. All Time Low & Dashboard Confessional: Aug. 16, 7 p.m. $30 - $174. Toyota Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford.


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Letters to the Editor Support for Yaccarino

gy, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs to Connecticut, such as Biotech.

To the editor: As a New Haven County Realtor, I am reminded daily of the many homes that go unsold for lack of prospective buyers.

Only the job-creating efforts like those championed by Mr. Yaccarino will turn the moving vans around, and help to bring Connecticut back to a place where residents want to live and work.

Potential home buyers require good, quality, stable jobs. But, sadly, many of these buyers have left, and continue to leave, Connecticut in droves to become tax payers elsewhere.

I will continue to support Mr. Yaccarino in his efforts. Steven Miller North Haven

If Connecticut is to recover from the downward spiral it is in, we need to reverse this trend by creating meaningful jobs at all levels of the socioeconomic strata.

McKeen for senate To the editor: I am writing to remind all eligible voters to vote in the Tuesday, Aug. 14 primary. In North Haven, all five polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Without the creation of jobs to support the absorption of Connecticut’s valuable real estate inventory, Connecticut will continue to falter.

ter with a party so that you may participate in this very important primary. Call the registrar’s office for details and deadlines. My main focus the past five years has always been to represent the citizens of North Haven. All of my energy is spent on local town affairs, and, as a rule, I’ve stayed out of state elections.

nation to do the job.

vote Aug. 14.

Aili McKeen has a commanding grasp of issues important to working class people, such as healthcare, education and job creation.

Sally J. Buemi Selectman, Town of North Haven

Aili also advocates for expanded senior property tax relief programs.

To the editor:

Aili McKeen deserves your

Important meeting North Haven residents, please attend an important See Letters, A10

However, as a member of the Board of Selectmen, I understand the importance of effective leadership in Hartford. Accordingly, I urge my fellow Democrats to vote for Aili McKeen for the 34th State Senate District in the primary. We will need Aili McKeen on the ballot in November.

The results of the primary will determine the candidates for election this November.

Aili is a lifelong Wallingford resident (the 34th District represents Wallingford, North Haven, East Haven If you are an unaffiliated vot- and Durham) and she has the experience and determier, it is not too late to regis-

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Stop ducking issue of tolls Tolls — or rather, the very idea of at least studying highway tolls as a possible way of recharging the Special Transportation Fund — have become a political

hot potato in an election year.

way it was done — or, on the contrary, not done.

Candidates have taken a range of positions, from a qualified “yes” to “no way.” But what we object to is the

Our lawmakers by and large chose to avoid the subject, See Tolls, A11

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Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16. It will be held in the Community Room at the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., at 7:30 p.m.

People should object to the Certificate of Location. A tremendous amount of traffic would come to that location, Washington Avenue, and side streets. Many cars will be constantly driving in and out to get gas and to shop in the Cumberland Farms store.

On the agenda is the Certificate of Location Application of Cumberland Farms for 146 Washington Ave., between Blakeslee Avenue and Monroe Street. Cumberland Farms seeks to open a large store, with six gas pumps on islands with a canopy.

Don’t forget about the fuel truck deliveries and the product truck deliveries. Residents will have to deal with odors, toxic exhaust, light pollution and noise.

Nearby residents, business owners and anyone who drives by the property on Washington Avenue should attend this meeting and express why the ZBA should deny the Certificate of Location.

This ZBA meeting is a Public Hearing and you can speak. Let the members of the ZBA know your concerns and objections.

Quality of life will be negatively impacted for many residents, particularly those who live on Monroe Street, Blakeslee Avenue, Lincoln Street, George Street, Franklin Street and

People’s health and safety matters.

Please spread the word and attend this important meeting.

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same as implementing tolls.

We have to agree with Comptroller Kevin Lembo, the only Democrat on the panel to vote against the $10 million plan, when he said the bond commission “should not act as a replacement for legislative action.” Many Republicans opposed the toll study (“People in Connecticut don’t want tolls,” said Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano, of North Haven. “We don't need to do a toll study.”) But that should have been


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We can’t help but speculate that the legislature did not fund a toll study because lawmakers were worried it would be used against them in an election year. Once again, answering these

See Health, A12

questions is the job of our servants in Hartford, who should stop ducking this issue and start doing their jobs. This editorial originally appeared in the Record-Journal.

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Tolls are a tough issue, and plenty of Connecticut residents are averse to being taxed in yet another way, while they may look forward to getting revenue instead from all the out-of-state trucks passing through our state. But who will pay if we do bring back tolls, if we do — and how much — will depend entirely on how the system is designed. Studying tolls is not the

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this election year, leaving it to outgoing Gov. Dannel Malloy to push a $10 million loan through the State Bond Commission.

How can the legislature intelligently decide if tolls are desirable and feasible unless there is some kind of a study?


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the decision of the people we elect to represent us in Hartford, not of a small commission largely controlled by a lame-duck governor. If Fasano and his GOP colleagues are against tolls, they had at least two years to come up with an alternative to pay for road improvements.

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The North Haven Rotary Club recently awarded approximately $36,000 to 36 local charities, causes and people in need during the club's annual community luncheon. Money came from Rotary's fundraising efforts this past year. Recipients included The Community Soup Kitchen, the North Haven Substance Abuse Action Council, NHTV, NHHS Project Graduation, Camp Rising Sun, the Ronald McDonald House of CT, the Daytime Gardeners of North Haven, Bikes for Babes, Wallingford Workcamp, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the NHHS girls rugby team. A team from Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Relief was recently in Connecticut helping homeowners who were affected by the tornados. The team was based in North Haven at Hope Christian Church, worked for four weeks, and helped to complete more than 150 jobs in towns across the region. These volunteers came from more than 12 states at their own expense. North Haven and Hamden C.E.R.T. teams also volunteered. For more information about Samaritan’s Purse, visit

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Melissa Pandolfi of Camp Rising Sun, left, with Rotarian LuAnn Buono.

Cindy Golia of the North Haven Garden Club, left, with North Haven Rotary President Mary Minotti.

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Summer services – Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m. during August. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month and Family/Mission Sunday is scheduled on the third Sunday of the month. Call

Tag sale – Northford Congregational Church has scheduled a tag sale for Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 203484-0795.

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G O S W Q I W D H J, S T Y North Haven Rotarian Nick D'Ambrosia, right, with representatives of Special Olympics-North Haven.

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State poised to catch the brunt of Trump auto standard rollbacks By Jan Ellen Spiegel The Connecticut Mirror

The Trump administration has unveiled what could be its most environmentally consequential rollback — even among the many environmental rollbacks it’s attempting — dramatically weakening auto emission and fuel efficiency standards. And there are few places that would feel that consequence more than Connecticut. With motor vehicles contributing about two-thirds of standard pollutants to the state’s notoriously bad air and about 40 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions, any rollback could stall or even reverse the delicate progress that’s been made on both. “It couldn’t be any worse from our perspective,” said Rob Klee, commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “These are the worst choices for an administration that only makes the worst choices for the health and safety of our elderly and our children.” Since just about the moment it came into office, the administration through the Environmental Protection Agency has telegraphed its desire to undo the dramatically tightened mileage standards of 50 miles per gallon the Obama administration put in place for cars and light-duty trucks for the 2022-2025 model years.

“The question all along has been how crazy and bizarre they would be,” Klee said. “They chose as crazy and bizarre as they could.” The Trump administration offered several options, but its preferred one would hold mileage at 2020 levels of about 35 miles per gallon through 2026. It also wants to hold greenhouse gas emissions at 2020 levels for that time period. But more drastically, it wants to rescind what’s known as the California waiver – the caveat baked into the Clean Air Act since 1970 that allows California to set its own stricter motor vehicle emissions standards. The most recent waiver, issued in 2013, covers standard pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and allows the state to have a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate to achieve those goals.

years, leaving automakers in a limbo they are not happy about. Connecticut had already joined a group of states signaling they are prepared to fight rollbacks to the auto standards. Attorney General George Jepsen was among 20 attorneys general issuing a broad statement reasserting that commitment to fight what the statement called a “reckless and illegal plan.” Specifically for Connecticut, Jepsen said in a statement: “As a downwind state, Connecticut struggles to maintain our air quality, and lessening standards for passenger cars and light-duty trucks nationwide will only exacerbate the problem. My office will continue to work with our partners in other states to aggressively fight this administration’s assault on clean air.”

No waiver among the more than 100 California has reOther states are allowed to ceived has ever been reuse the waiver and more scinded and it’s legally unthan a dozen do – accountclear if or how that can haping for more than one-third pen. Any number of legal of the vehicles in the counscholars are arguing that the try. Connecticut is one of EPA may be on shaky them, seeing all three tighter grounds based on argulevels as a way to keep both ments it presented. Under standard pollution and smog Connecticut’s Global Warmdown and, more recently, as ing Solutions Act, greena way to minimize greenhouse gas emissions are house gas emissions. mandated to be 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, Last week’s action is widely and on their way to 80 perexpected to unleash a torcent below 2001 levels by rent of legal action that 2050. Greenhouse gas emiscould tie up the process for

sions briefly dipped below the 2020 target in 2012, but have been creeping back up since, according to data and projections by the environmental advocacy group Acadia Center. With just about every coal and most oil-burning power plants in New England closed, and the whole region participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to cut power plant greenhouse gas emissions, there’s little the state can do to cut electric sector emissions further. So the key tool Connecticut has to work with to cut emissions on its own are vehicle emissions.

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The state remains consistently in “non-attainment” with the 2008 ozone standards. That will intensify as the stricter 2015 standards kick in. If emissions levels are frozen, improvement becomes that much more difficult.

Ozone exceedence days in recent years have gone down — 32 in 2015, 31 in 2016, 20 in 2017, and 14 so far in 2018. Under the ZEV manKlee said the state’s current modeling for greenhouse gas date, which Connecticut participates in with seven emissions reduction strateother states including Caligies assumed that the existing federal standards would fornia, the goal for the state remain in place. Now his de- is 150,000 zero emissions vehicles by 2025. partment has to figure out the exact impact the rollAs of the most recent reportbacks would have on meeting on Sept. 1, 2017, there ing the emissions targets. were 5,576. Relaxing efficiency stan-


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North Haven Camera Club welcomes new members North Haven Camera Club is scheduled to meet the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at Hope Christian Church, 211 Montowese Ave.

North Haven Camera Club welcomes new members and guests at all meetings. The club, now in its seventh year, offers instructional meetings, workshops and field trips for photographers

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Tutors sought

Experience Corps needs volunteers, age 50-plus, to tutor reading in participating Hamden, New Haven and East Haven schools and after-school programs with children in kindergarten through grade 3.

Volunteers tutor two mornings or afternoons weekly (6 hours average) at one site from October to June. Training is provided. For more information, contact Sheila at 203-7523029, ext. 2900 or

Welcome to On The Menu. Whether it’s a celebration, date night, or just grabbing a bite to eat, this list of local restaurants is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Find great local eats - Adelphia Café 476 Washington Avenue North Haven, CT 06473 203-535-0149 Family owned/operated. Former proprietors of the Neptune Diner in Wallingford. Extensive menu for all tastes. Breakfasts, luncheons and special dinners. All baking on premises.

AJ’s Oasis Café

142 Hanover Street Meriden, CT 06451 203-634-4912 New Menu, Daily Lunch specials serving American Cuisine. Family Owned, operated. Recipient of Record-Journal’s Peoples Choice Award Best Wings. Kitchen open M.-Sat 10-10, Sun. 11-10

Athena II Diner

Colony Diner

Crazy Greek

Duchess of Wallingford

Fire at the Ridge Restaurant & Lounge

Libby’s Italian Pastry Shop

320 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473 203.239.0663 Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Accept Q Cards. Serving North Haven for 30 years. Daily specials and full liquor available.

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611 N Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 269-9507 Wallingford’s place to go for old-fashioned breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Proudly serving up delicious and hearty meals daily. Voted Best Diner 4 years running by Record Journal. Open seven days. Breakfast served all day.

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323 Washington Avenue North Haven ,CT 06473 203.234.2530 Family owned and operated bakery located off 1-91 in North Haven. We specialize in Italian pastries, cookies, Italian ice, gelato, cakes and other traditional desserts.

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Notice is hereby given that the North Haven Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., at the North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm Street, in the Community Room at which time and place opportunity will be given to those who wish to be heard relative to the following applications:


1. #18-13

2. #18-15

3. #18-18

4. #18-19

5. #18-20

Application of Shelley WheelerCarreiro, Applicant, Brett Balisciano, Owner, relative to 125 Hartley Street, (Map 41, Lot 84), per Section, requesting an aggregate side yard setback variance of 10.6’ to permit an aggregate side yard setback of 14.4’ where 25’ is required; and requesting a lot width variance of 12.6’ to permit a lot width of 67.4’ where 80’ is required. R-12 Zoning District. Special Permit Application of Cumberland Farms, Inc., Applicant, Prime Bank, Owner, relative to 146 Washington Avenue, (Map 73, Lot 34) and 5 Monroe Street (Map 73, Lot 35), per Section 8.11.1 seeking a Certificate of Location for the sale of gasoline. CB-20 Zoning District. Application of Digvijay Bansal, Applicant, Vandana Bansal, Owner, relative to 30 Maple Avenue, (Map 60, Lot 187), per Section re questing an aggregate side yard setback variance of 6.5’ to permit an aggregate side yard setback of 23.5’ where 30’ is required. R-20 Zoning District. Application of JAF Carpentry LLC, Applicant, Richard and Gina Mauri, Owners, relative to 7 Donmar Court, (Map 96, Lot 31), per Section requesting a side yard set back variance of 3’ to permit a side yard setback of 7’ where 10’ is required. R-20 Zoning District. Application of Pascal Panza, Applicant, City Restorations LLC, Owner, relative to 2222 Ridge Road, (Map 71, Lot 32), per Section requesting a front yard setback variance of 13’ to permit a front yard setback of 37’ where 50’ is required. R-40 Zoning District.

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Notice is hereby given that the Inland Wetlands Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 P.M., at the North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm Street, in the Community Room at 7:00 p.m., to consider the following applications. A copy of this notice is filed in the Town Clerk’s Office. 1. #I18-11 Application of Twelve Percent, LLC, Applicant, 450 Sackett Point Associates, LLC, Owner, relative to 341 State Street, (Map 35, Lot 25), seeking a Permit to Conduct Regulated Activity and Site Plan Referral. Plan Entitled: Twelve Percent Brewing Co., 341 State Street, North Haven, Connecticut. Prepared by: Godfrey Hoffman Associates, LLC. Dated: 6/26/18. Scale: 1”=40’. IL30 Zoning District. 2 . #I18-12 Application of Robert Neubig, Applicant & Owner, relative to 480 Valley Service Road, (Map 85, Lot 1), seeking a Permit to Conduct Regulated Activity. Plan Entitled: Existing Conditions Topographic Survey, Property of Robert Neubig, 480 Valley Service Road, North Haven, Connecticut. Prepared by: Thomas A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. Dated: 07-16-18. Scale: 1”=50’. IL-80 Zoning District. 3. #I18-13 Application of Jeffrey Jolly, Applicant & Owner, relative to 70 Blue Hills Road, (Map 93, Lot 33), seeking a Permit to Conduct Regulated Activity and Excavation Permit Referral. Plan Entitled: Dam Repair, 70 Blue Hills Road, M093/L033, North Haven, Connecticut. Prepared by: Nafis & Young Engineers, Inc. Dated: July 25, 2018. Scale: 1”=10’. R40 Zoning District. Mark Trojanowski, Chairman


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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Attendant I): Operates and maintains equipment and processes in a municipal sewage treatment plant. Requires a H.S. diploma or GED plus a State of CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Class I Operators License or higher certification, or a Class I Operator-in-Training certification. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. $ 21.57 to $ 25.50 hourly / $ 20.49 to $ 25.50 hourly based on certifications & experience plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Department of Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/resume is received, or August 15, 2018 whichever occurs first. EOE


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Help Wanted

Controller RJ Media Group is seeking a Controller to lead our accounting and finance team. This handson position requires responsibility for the day to day accounting operations, ensuring that systems and procedures are in place to support the accuracy and reliability of the Company’s financial reporting, and for overseeing audits and regulatory compliance. The Controller will manage the accounting team including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll functions. Qualified candidates will have advanced knowledge of database, accounting, and reporting software; be proficient in complex spreadsheet design, have strong analytical and interpersonal communications skills, be confident and proactive with a hands-on approach to fulfilling responsibilities, have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration, and have 5-7 years of increasing responsibility in an audit and accounting environment. RJ Media Group is a, 150 year old, familyowned company that publishes the RecordJournal, The Westerly Sun, 7 weekly community newspapers, and, delivering the hyperlocal news that citizens want, as well as the audience that businesses need. For consideration please send resume and cover letter to: Courtney Wengenroth, HR Manager Record-Journal cwengenroth@record-jour


RJ Media Group is an EOE

Graphic Designer RJ Media Group, is seeking a progressive Graphic Designer to join our creative team. Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong creative web & print design, attention to detail and proficiency with all major design software. Our ideal candidate will have a sharp eye for design and had the ability to design for different types of advertising collateral. • Expert skills with Adobe CS, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. • B.A. or equivalent experience required working in print and web mediums.

RJ Media Group means world class marketing solutions for your local business. No one covers more customers in your area. And no one offers more ways to reach them.

• Prior experience in the industry along with knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus.

Targeted Advertising in print, online and mobile platforms.

• Be part of something unique: RJ Media Group is a family-owned company specializing in providing highly customized advertising strategies and solutions meaning exceptional avenues for you to learn and grow.

Digital Solutions including SEO, social media campaigns, retargeting, reputation management and total website development.

• We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Direct Marketing solutions from custom mailings to email blasts. Expert Guidance from dedicated marketing professionals.

To see how RJ Media Group can make your business more successful, contact Jim Mizener at 203.317.2312 or Record-Journal | | Homebase Digital | Berlin Citizen | Cheshire Citizen North Haven Citizen | Plainville Citizen | Southington Citizen | Town Times 500 South Broad Street | Meriden, Connecticut 203.235.1661 |


RJ Media Group is a 150 year old family-owned company that publishes the Record-Journal, The Westerly Sun, 7 weekly community newspapers, and, delivering the hyper-local news that citizens want, as well as the audience that businesses need. Plus, we have partnered with the biggest names in digital recruitment marketing to offer our advertisers unmatched reach and targeting capabilities. For consideration please send resume, cover letter and url samples to: Erik Allison, Creative Director | Record-Journal | 500 South Broad St. | Meriden, CT 06450 Erik Allison at RJ Media Group is an EOE


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