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Yaccarino talks second term By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

North Haven Republican State Representative Dave Yaccarino ran unopposed last year while winning reelection for his Yaccarino General Assembly seat. No longer a freshman politician in Hartford, Yaccarino enters the new legislative session with two years experience and a slate of policy ideas to explore in 2013. The Citizen recently sat down with Yaccarino, a lifelong North Haven resident and owner and operator of DJ Comics & Collectibles on Lincoln Street. Q: What are your thoughts as you begin the new session of General Assembly? A: People should not forget about the budget. We’re facing a significant deficit next year. We’ve already had some discussions on that but nothing has gotten exciting yet. We addressed the deficit from this year with that reduction plan, which was bipartisan. We Republicans in Connecticut — and Connecti-

cut Democrats — we’re much different that our counterparts in Washington D.C. We mitigated our budget deficit in a bipartisan fashion. Hopefully we can continue in that fashion moving forward in General Assembly. Q: What has been the initial General Assembly response to Newtown? A: The focus is on public safety. Among the four committees I serve on, I’m now the assistant ranking member of the Public Safety Committee. We’ve got to focus on the mental health issue. And we’ve got to focus on guns. I’m going to speak with Mossberg & Sons, the gun maker in North Haven. I do think we need to do more with the background checks before someone buys a rifle. And there has to be more of a waiting period for rifles. There’s a long waiting period for handguns now. But you can still go into a Wal-Mart and buy a rifle and not have to wait that long of a time before it’s yours. That’s ludicrous. I’ll be holding public forums on this in North Haven in the near future. I would possibly look at requiring a separate permit for buying ammo. Right now you

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Friday, Januar y 18, 2013

Students of the month Submitted by Christine Schwartz

North Haven Middle School students of the month for December, standing, from left: Michael Salzano, Celeste Battipaglia, Gabrielle Russo, Laurissa Amaker, Alexander Nemeth and Michael Gambardella. Seated: Ben Wydra, Quinn Dallai, Kim Ly, Annie Uyeki, and Jack DiGiovanni.

Crushing victim identified By Richie Rathsack and Eric Heredia The North Haven Citizen Police on Jan. 11 identified the man who died the Wednesday before at Sims Metal Management as Francis Almeida, 72, of Durham. Police said Almeida was unloading a scrap automobile from his own car carrier when he suffered a fatal, crushing injury at 12:33 p.m. at the North Haven business. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find him unresponsive, with a crushed chest and abdomen, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “While our employees immediately responded with first aid and notified emergency services, sadly, he was unable to be revived,” said Sims Metal Management communications and public relations manager Daniel Strechay in a statement. “No compa-

ny personnel were involved in this tragic accident.” Strechay added that the company is working with state police, North Haven police and OSHA in their investigations. “As everyone knows, the safety of Sims Metal Management’s employees and visitors to our facilities is of the utmost importance and an issue we spend a tremendous amount of time and resources on,” he added. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to our customer’s family, friends and coworkers.” An autopsy will be performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington, police said. The police department was assisted in the investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the state Motor Vehicle Department and the South Central Regional Traffic Unit.


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Animal Haven Pet of the Week — Kyla

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Meet Kyla! This beautiful, good-natured cat was a bit reserved when she first came to the shelter, but has come out of her shell. She now wanders about the shelter spending some of her time in the community cat room with the other cats, and some of her time in the reception area. She loves to hang out at the front desk, keeping the staff company and, sometimes, walking across the computer keyboard as they are working. She’s so sweet they forgive her for causing typos! Kyla is a 7-year-old, tiger-striped cat with a white chest and belly, and soft green eyes. She was turned in to the shelter, almost a year ago, when her previous owners moved and had to leave her behind. She is a fun-loving, good cat looking to find her forever home. Kyla is spayed and current on her vaccinations. She will make a wonderful companion! For more information, call the Animal Haven, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, at (203) 2392641 or visit The Animal Haven is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. or Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. 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 provided by Animal Haven.

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“I am pleased we are conveying this strong message to all of our veterans and active service members that we believe the Committee on Veterans Affairs should have the authority to move legislation,” said Rep. Hennessy, himself a veteran of the U.S. Army. “I thank the veterans, advocates and House and Senate leaders for making

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Veterans Continued from page 4 ice be forgotten. I look forward to using my position on the committee to advance the interests of our veterans this session.” Jan. 9 marked the first day of the 2013 Session of the General Assembly. At the beginning of the session, both the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to adopt rules elevating the Veterans’ Affairs Committee to permanent “standing” status. Since its creation in 2005, the com-

mittee had to date only been designated a temporary “select” status. “Our veterans have dedicated so much of themselves in service of our country,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn). “The elevation of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee to full committee status reflects the legislature’s commitment to helping our veterans transition home and find meaningful employment.” “Select” committees may not bring bills directly to the

floor of either chamber of the legislature. Such bills must first be taken up and passed in another committee, then brought to the floor by the other committee’s chairperson. Bills introduced in “standing” committees do not face these same requirements. The decision to elevate the Veterans’ Affairs Committee to “standing” status was arrived at in a bipartisan manner, with broad support amongst legislators of both parties. The move was also heralded by the Connecticut Veter-

ans’ Military Coalition and many other veterans’ advocacy organizations. Dan Thurston, Chairman of the Connecticut Veterans and Military Coalition (CVMC) and Past State Commander of The American Legion said, “It has been the goal of the Connecticut Veterans and Military Coalition (CVMC) to have the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs become a Standing Committee. This is a significant event for our States’ Veterans and

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‘Argo’ steals the show at Golden Globes David Germain The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. The Iran hostage thriller “Argo” was a surprise bestdrama winner at Sunday’s Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic “Lincoln,” which had emerged as an awards-season favorite. “Argo” also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win — except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time. Affleck’s now in an unusual position during Hollywood’s long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the secondhighest film honors knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar. And the night left “Argo” taking home the top prize at the Globes but standing as a long shot for best picture at the Feb. 24 Oscars, where films almost never win if their directors are not nominated.

In a breathless, rapid-fire speech, Affleck gushed over the names of other nominees presenter Halle Berry had read off: Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln,” Ang Lee for “Life of Pi,” Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty” and Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained.” “Look, I don’t care what the award is. When they put your name next to the names she just read off, it’s an extraordinary thing in your life,” Affleck said. “Les Miserables” was named best musical or comedy, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes. Besides the three wins for “Les Miserables” and two for “Argo,” the show was a mixed bag, with awards spreads around a number of films. “Lincoln” came in leading with seven nominations but lost all but one, for Daniel Day-Lewis as best actor in the title role of “Lincoln.” “If I had this on a timeshare basis with my wonder-

ful gifted colleagues, I might just hope to keep it for one day of the year, and I’d be happy with that,” said DayLewis, who previously won a Globe for “There Will Be Blood” and is a two-time Oscar winner with a strong shot at a third. “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jessica Chastain won the Globe for dramatic actress as a CIA agent obsessively pursuing Bin Laden. Other acting prizes went to Jennifer Lawrence as best musical or comedy actress for the oddball romance “Silver Linings Playbook” and Christoph Waltz as supporting actor for the slave-revenge tale “Django Unchained.” “Les Miserables,” the musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel earned Jackman the Globe for musical or comedy actor as tragic hero Jean Valjean. Hathaway won supporting actress as a single mom forced into prostitution. “Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will

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omission of Affleck from the directing lineup, along with fellow Globe nominee Bigelow. Bigelow and Affleck also were nominated for top honors by the Directors Guild of America, whose contenders usually match up closely with the Oscar field. Former President Bill Clinton upstaged Hollywood’s elite with a surprise appearance to introduce Spielberg’s Civil War epic “Lincoln,” which was up for best drama.

Shore Line Trolley Museum receives donation

East Haven Mayor Joseph A. Maturo, Nathan Nietering and Wayne Sandford of the Shore Line Trolley Museum, Kelly Wade Bettuchi of AT&T Connecticut, Paul Silberquit of Gateway Community College, Shore Line Trolley Museum President Jeff Hakner, and State Senator Len Fasano. AT&T Connecticut announced a $10,000 donation to the Branford Electric Railway Association, Inc. and the Shore Line Trolley Museum to fund training for students from the Gateway Community College Railroad Technology Program. The goal of the Railway Technology Program – the first of its kind in New England - is to produce a new cadre of candidates to replace the aging work force in the railroad industry that is soon to retire. The program will also enhance the education of current Metro-North employees who are eligible for tuition assistance through the employee union. The State of Connecticut has purchased a large new fleet of car sets that will need local maintenance in New Haven by well-trained employees. Interns from GCC will be able to complete their 120hour internship program and receive the necessary hands-on experience with car repairs, signal systems and electric traction motors at the Shore Line Trolley Museum.

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Truth about DARE Prior to the holidays, Sgt. Christopher Thorpe thanked the North Haven Rotary Club for having the opportunity to speak to the group, as well as for its annual donation to the DARE Program. He said that he has been on the police force for 13 years and in that time has been involved with the DARE program for 12 of those years. He now serves as a DARE coordinator teaching other officers about the program and how to relate the curriculum to the children of the community. He explained that DARE was Sergeant Christopher Thorpe, the North Haven founded in Los Angeles, in DARE Officer, thanked listeners after Rotarian 1983. The goal was to educate the city’s youth about gang vio- Mary Jane Mulligan presented a donation from lence and drugs. The program the club. which is now international has been in North Haven since 1991. The curriculum has evolved over time and presently concentrates on educating youth about the impact of substance abuse, bullying, peer pressure, and making good decisions. The program has been taught at various elementary grade levels, but Thorpe said that he is hopeful that he can bring the program to the middle school where the children are most impressionable. He also commented on how rewarding it has been for him to be involved in DARE, and said that he especially enjoys those occasions when former DARE students of his who are now in their early twenties come back to thank him for what he has done for them. Once again, he thanked the Rotary Club for its donations over the years which help to keep the program going, because without donations from the community there would be no program. He added that the community is fortunate that First Selectman Mike Freda is also supportive of the DARE Program. Text and Photo courtesy of David Marchesseault & George Guertin, Rotary PR Committee

Silk’n Sounds, an awardwinning chorus, is scheduling deliveries of Singing Valentines on Thursday, Feb. 14 in the greater New Haven area. Quartets are available form 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A fee is charged. For more information, visit

Richard A. and Mary Ellen Kordorsky of North Haven, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Ellen Kordorsky to JohnPaul MacPherson, son of Tom and Paula Piccolo of Northford and the late John D. MacPherson. The future bride is granddaughter of the late John and Mary Hardy of Cheshire and the late Anthony and Anna Kordorsky of New Haven. The future bridegroom is grandson of Cecelia Decker of Northford and the late Paul Decker and the late John and Eleanor MacPherson of Milford. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and SCSU with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She is currently employed as an elder care manager at AASCC. The future bridegroom is a 1995 graduate of Xavier High School and SCSU with a Bachelor of Sociology degree. He is currently employed as a lineman for United Illuminating, Orange. The couple was engaged on Easter Sunday, 2012, with the future bride’s family in attendance following an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn for the couples’ nephews. The couple will wed at SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Wallingford, followed by a reception at Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown on Oct. 11, 2013.

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The Mayflower Society of North Haven has scheduled its 118th annual banquet for Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Country House Restaurant, 990 Foxon Rd., East Haven. Membership to the Mayflower Society is open to all residents of North Haven. Tickets to the banquet are available by contacting Walt Brockett at (203) 239-5269. The Mayflower Society of North Haven was established to commemorate the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1620. The annual celebration recognizes keeping traditions, remembering the system of free government, and honoring local history. It is the mission of the executive board of the Mayflower Society to honor the date with the annual banquet. The Mayflower Society also honors local history as the founding organization for the North Haven Historical Society. It helps to support the North Haven Historical Society with money raised from the dues and banquet raffles, thus continuing their common goal of preserving local historical structures, documents, and artifacts related to North Haven.

North Haven Youth Lacrosse

The North Haven Youth Lacrosse spring 2013 programs are accepting online registration. Register at through Tuesday, Jan. 22. In person registration is scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at North Haven Middle School cafeteria. For more information and fees, email

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Imagine By Rory Anne Preschel Look to your left. Look to your right. What do you see? You see your imagination. How are you seeing your imagination? You are in a dream. It is quiet. It is loud. It is everything. From your imagination only. You have no end. You have no fear. Imagination is everything. Everything is imagination. Imagine if you were taller. Imagine if you were smarter. Imagine if you weren’t able to walk or talk.


Imagine if you weren’t you. Imagine perfect Imagine everyone and everything there for you. Imagine if life had no end. Imagine your husband. Imagine your wife. Imagine a life without them. Imagine a life without each other. Rory Anne Preschel is a fourthgrader at Ridge Road Elementary School, where she writes creatively in librarian Lydia Wester- Preschel berg’s Young Aspiring Writers group. plications can be obtained at the Lodge. For information, contact Andy Caporossi at the Lodge at (203) 248-2224.

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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 applications, visit 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 ap-

Clothing drive The North Haven High School girls’ basketball team has scheduled a used clothing and item collection fundraiser for Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Haven High School. Acceptable items include all usable and wearable clothing and shoes (bagged separately), handbags, backpacks, briefcases, hats, gloves, scarves, ties, belts, baby items, bedding, towels, rugs, tablecloths, draperies, pillows, quilts, comforters, stuffed animals will be accepted. All items must be a tied plastic garbage bag. For more information, call Mary at (203) 281-7366 or Melinda at (203) 239-7728. Justin Bieber tickets The North Haven High School girls basketball team has scheduled a fundraiser 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. Home games are scheduled for Friday, Bieber Jan. 18, Friday, Jan. 25, Monday, Jan. 28, Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Feb. 8. 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) 7101938.




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Town aid and higher state taxes By Chris Powell

Connecticut has endured decades of advertising by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities warning that reductions in state financial grants to cities and towns will result in higher municipal property taxes. But throughout this time, despite ever-increasing state financial grants to municipalities, Connecticut somehow has gotten higher municipal property taxes anyway. Maybe what Connecticut needs now is another statewide organization to advertise the truer and more relevant converse of the CCM ads. That is, increasing state financial aid to municipalities means higher state taxes — like last year’s record state tax increase, in-

cluding increases in the state income tax and the sales tax, enacted in large part in the name of maintaining municipal aid and restraining municipal property taxes. After all this tax raising in the name of not raising taxes, why should anyone pay attention to CCM anymore? Most Connecticut residents who pay more in taxes than they consume in government services — that is, most people who are not employed by government or on welfare — are exploited either way. So they no longer may see the righteousness long presumed by CCM’s advertising, especially since municipalities are losing their reputation for being “closer to the people” and better guardians of the pub-

lic purse than state government. For example, last week the Meriden Record-Journal reported that the city has hired a police officer who receives a disability pension from Bridgeport, where he was an officer for 15 years before retiring on account of a knee injury. The injury having healed, the officer got his job in Meriden only to be injured in a criminal’s attack on him and two other officers. So now he’s collecting his Meriden salary on medical leave as well as his disability pension from Bridgeport. This situation, the Record-Journal reported, appears to be a peculiarity of Bridgeport’s generous la-

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Government Meetings

Tuesday, Jan. 22 Park & Rec Commission, 5:30 p.m. Police Commission, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 Inland/Wetlands Commission, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 Economic Development Commission, 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 WPCA, 7 p.m. Conservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. 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. Thursday, Feb. 21 Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 Conservation Committee, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Police Commission, 7:30 p.m. The North Haven Citizen is published every Friday by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. and is delivered by mail to all homes and businesses in North Haven.

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An Ounce of Prevention

Flu cases increasing in Connecticut By V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH According to data collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, flu activity is widespread and increasing. There has been an increase in the percent of total emergency room visits attributed to fever/flu. There has also been a large increase in the number of flu-related doctor visits and hospitalizations with influenza-associated illness. Within the Quinnipiac Valley Health District, many cases have been laboratory-confirmed, with many more unofficially (not laboratory diagnosed) occurring. In fact, New Haven County has the highest incidence of confirmed influenza cases. Cases continue to be identified within district towns. If you have not had a flu shot, it is not too late! Influenza illness can continue throughout the spring. Many doctors and pharmacies are still offering flu vaccines. While a flu shot is not a 100-percent

guarantee that you will not get the flu, it can decrease the severity of the illness if you do develop flu. The flu vaccine is currently the best tool public health has to decrease the incidence of influenza. In addition to the flu shot, there are several other actions you can take to help prevent getting and/or spreading the flu: — Use respiratory etiquette. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze with a tissue. (If a tissue is unavailable, at least try to cough into your sleeve.) Dispose of used tissues in a trash can. — Wash your hands frequently and properly with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. This is one of the most important actions you can

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Friday, January 18, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen


Picture perfect

School security upgrades By Kyle Swartz With 2013 comes another municipal budget season, and those who allocate school finances must this year contemplate a tricky subject: security upgrades. The swift and forceful manner in which Newtown shooter Adam Lanza gained access to Sandy Hook Elementary School understandably has people nationwide questioning school safety. That building had a state-of-the-art buzz-in system, fairly ubiquitous in education districts. Visitors press a button by locked doors to alert front-office personnel of their presence. Staffers inside examine the guest through security cameras and then can press a button which unlocks the doors. Lanza circumvented this by simply blowing out a window with a high-powered gun. In response, academic administrators nationwide sensibly are including money in 2013-14 budgets for security upgrades. But officials must exercise discretion in authorizing these expenditures. One could wonder what safety enhancements are sufficient to deter a crazed gunman armed with assault-weapons. Moreover, as aptly proffered by Wallingford Police Chief Douglas Dortenzio at a recent symposium on this topic, it’s important to avoid “costly, knee-jerk reactions” to Newtown (Record-Journal, 1-9). Overspending on complex security systems which do little — except in worstcase scenarios — would be a needless

drain on education finances in tight economic conditions. Still, there are upgrades worth implementing. Education officials should seriously consider buzz-in systems, plus assigning all workers photo ID cards needed for entrance. While both are insufficient to repel an assault on the extreme level of Lanza, they are basic, useful, contemporary enhancements which do raise a structure’s general safety. What would it take to mitigate atypical situations like Lanza? Two pricy ideas floated in Wallingford possibly could have helped. Extensive installation of security cameras around school grounds with someone watching feed constantly could have detected sooner an unknown person approaching with large firearms. Staff could then summon police and warn classrooms more quickly. Another option is setting up an alarm system which goes off when someone gains unauthorized access. This too could alert occupants to hide or flee, and might scare off a wouldbe attacker. But both expensive proposals are mostly about better vigilance. Neither is guaranteed to thwart a maniacal assailant. Thankfully, cases like Newtown are anomalies, inconsistencies within the overall safety of American academic districts. It’s therefore wiser to make sure schools feature modern security measures within

tressed and is always a leading claimant for more state Continued from page 10 aid. Because of the risk of inbor arrangements, which jury in their work, police ofcontinue despite the city’s alficers should have good benways claiming to be finanefits. But should they get discially distressed and needing ability pensions when more help from state governthey’re not disabled? Should ment. Meriden itself does retirement pensions worth not continue a disability pen- maybe twice the average sion for an officer who goes Connecticut resident’s to work again. salary be paid to police reAlso last week the Watertirees who likely have anothbury Republican-American er 15 years of comfortable reported that the city’s poemployability? lice superintendent is retirCCM may reply that it ing at the ripe old age of 47 continues to advocate weakafter 25 years with the deening the state law requiring partment and will claim an binding arbitration of pubannual pension of $81,000, 70 lic employee union conpercent of his salary, tracts. But as always CCM’s $116,000. The superintendent advocacy here is vague and aims to keep working and merely a formality. may get a police job elseBesides, these recent news where. Like Bridgeport, Wa- reports involving Meriden, terbury also is always deBridgeport, and Waterbury show, despite binding arbiscribed as financially dis-


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tration, some municipalities try a lot harder to get value than others. Lacking a middle class independent of government, Bridgeport is in the grip of a parasitic Democratic Party machine, the city’s newspaper, the Connecticut Post, having reported in 2006 that 80 percent of the members of the city’s Democratic committee had city government jobs, a close relative on the city payroll, a city pension, or a city office. Getting value for the public is seldom high on city government’s agenda in Connecticut, nor on CCM’s. No, the main objective is just to get more money without more accountability when it should be to get more value for less money. Chris Powell is managing editor of the Journal Inquirer, Manchester.

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Rich Ziemba (left), president of the North Haven Camera Club, presented a check to Dan Riccio, Welfare Administrator for the Town of North Haven Food Bank. The club donated 40 percent of the total sales of the North Haven Fire Department’s 100th anniversary parade DVD sold in December.

Flu Continued from page 10 take to prevent the spread of illnesses in yourself and others. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective for removing germs (but not dirt). — Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. — If you are sick with flulike illness (defined as a fever of 100 degrees or higher and a cough or sore throat) stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. The rest of the office or your child’s school does not want your germs. — When you are sick, stay home (except to seek medical care or other necessities) and limit contact with others. This will help prevent the spread of infection. In addition, try to avoid persons who are ill if you can. If you have a medical condition or if a viral illness

that doesn’t show signs of improvement within a few days, it is a good idea to check with your healthcare provider (by phone first) if you have an influenza-like illness. This is especially true if the illness is accompanied by a high fever, unusual symptoms, difficulty breathing, moderate pain or other severe symptoms. While most people recover without complication from the garden-variety viral illness, others may develop complications such as sinusitis or pneumonia. Residents who have questions about influenza can call the QVHD at (203) 2484528 or send a question in online, 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.

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids is collecting new and gently used winter coats for children. All donated items will be donated to Childhood Dreams Foundation, an organization that makes sure no child goes without the basic necessity of a winter coat. Donations may be dropped off through Jan. 31 at All Star Automotive, 45 State St. For more information, call (203) 234-0002.



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

Congregation Mishkan Israel plans interfaith service Congregation Mishkan Israel’s annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Howard Rashba is scheduled to speak. Dr. Rashba, the son of Norman and Harriet Rashba of Hamden, is an accomplished folk musician. He plans to perform a musical presentation of Freedom Songs which will highlight the obstacles of change and the emergence of a national Civil Rights Movement. For the fourth year, the service is interfaith. Joining Rabbi Brockman are faith

The North Haven Citizen Friday, January 18, 2013 leaders from the Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (ICM) including Christian, Muslim, Bahai and Unitarian Universalists. The event is free and open to the community. For more information, call the synagogue at (203) 288-3877.

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.

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 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.

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.

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The Clelian Adult Day Care, 261 Benham St., Hamden, has scheduled its monthly caregiver support group meeting for Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Sr. Cecelia at (203) 288-4151.


Friday, January 18, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen

Library Briefs Leatherman program The North Haven Library has scheduled “The Old Leatherman” for Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Don Johnson will discuss the story of the Leatherman, who wandered throughout the Northeast for over 30 years dressed in a suit of leather. Johnson is a history teacher at North Haven Middle School. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call (203) 239-5803.

Winter Continued from page 3 windshield washer. Keep a winter emergency kit in your car and learn safety rules in case you become stranded in your car. Check on family and neighbors There are those who are especially at risk from cold

weather hazards: young children, older adults, and the chronically ill. If you have pets, bring them inside or provide adequate, warm shelter and unfrozen water to drink. For more information on staying safe and healthy in winter, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.

gov/Features/WinterWeather/index.html. For more information on snow shoveling and heart dangers presented in this article, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency at Submitted by the PlainvilleSouthington Regional Health District.

large education grant for town last year. Unfortunately, I don’t see that repeating this year. But I do want to see the whole ECS system revamped. For North Haven and other municipalities, we’re going to try to have municipal aid flat funded in the next budget. I know that [First Selectman] Mike Freda and the Board of Finance are concerned about that. I don’t blame them. That aid might dip because of the deficit. I spoke with [Public Works Director] Lynn Sadosky and apparently the town needs more money for athletic fields. There aren’t enough fields for all the leagues and sports teams that want to use them. I will look into that. Q: What will be your main focuses in General Assembly? A: To me, jobs are the key to everything. We need more good-paying jobs. In any way possible we need to bring these jobs to Connecticut. As a legislative body, that means staying constant with the bipartisan jobs bill we passed 14 months ago. That means trying to lower energy costs for businesses. That means having consistency as a government. That’s what businesses really want: consistency in their government. Businesses do not like constant changes in taxes and rates and policies, etcetera. For me, Governor Dannel Malloy’s First Five initiative was not successful. [Editor’s note: First Five gave hundreds of millions in state funding and tax breaks to numerous large companies in Connecticut to expand their workforces.] I’d rather have that money going toward small businesses. That’s something I will try to work on this year. Part of the problems in

our state is governmental red tape. We have to have some rules and regulations, but it shouldn’t take so long for businesses to get things through the government. I want the state to overhaul its computer technology. Yale-New Haven Hospital just overhauled its computer system and it’s going to save millions. The state is 20-25 years behind on this. I know this is a large project, but we can’t keep putting off these things. Last year, I proposed a bill that would allow retired college professors and instructors, who want to go back to teaching on a part-time basis, to do so as self-employed contractors, instead of directly rejoining the school staff and workplace union. These people could then earn higher wages while causing less liability for the state. These people are already retired and have paid all their union dues. This would save the state $32 million. That’s $32 million that could be used by the state elsewhere. And this helps older people stay in the workforce. This got shut down last year because the unions were afraid that we wouldn’t stop at rehired retirees and that we would try to go after full-time employees. I would never want to do that. I would never want to take something from people like that. I would like to see the full property tax exemption returned. In Connecticut it’s $300. The majority party lowered it to that two years ago. It used to be $500. As the ranking member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I would also like to see property exemptions raised for veterans. That hasn’t changed since 1948.

Jigsaw puzzle-off contest The North Haven Library has scheduled its jigsaw puzzle-off contest for Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teams of six people will compete to complete an identical 1,000 piece puzzle. Space is limited to eight teams. Sign up at the library as an individual, small group or team. Snow date is Jan. 26.

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 through Feb. 8, in the Children’s Department. Late registration will not be accepted. For more information, call (203) 239-5803.

Children’s programs Program registrations are accepted in person or by phone. All programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information or to register, call (203) 239-5803. Mother – Daughter Book Discussion - Mondays at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 – Among the Hidden by Margaret P. Haddix March 25 – Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin Open to girls and their mother or female caregiver. Registration is required. Art Smarts – Tuesdays through Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. for ages 7 to 11. The program is about art from around the world. Learn about a variety of art styles and try a new technique to create a beautiful work of art. Registration is required and begins on Jan. 4. Full of Joy Yoga - with Lani Rosen. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 (with parents or caregiver). Yoga helps children develop strong, flexible bodies while cultivating a lifetime of joy, peace and wonder. Class combines music, games, props and stories to give everyone all the benefits of yoga. Registration is required and begins on Jan. 4.

an return on taxpayer dollars. As Dortenzio persuaContinued from page 11 sively opined: “The legacy of reasonable financial and op- Newtown should be that changes need to occur over erational parameters. time and be thoughtfully deBefore burdening an education budget with purchase signed and laid out.” Kyle Swartz is editor of of a large, costly security The North Haven Citizen and system, school leaders an editorial associate at the should think prudently about the realistic, utilitari- Record-Journal, Meriden.


Yaccarino Continued from page 1 only need a gun permit for that. I’m not sure if requiring a separate permit for ammo is feasible, though. I don’t think the ban on assault weapons should ever have been lifted. I don’t see any reason why we would have assault weapons. And we need to look at extended ammo clips. Regarding mental health, last year I tried to introduce legislation similar to Florida’s Baker Act of 1971. What that would do is that people who check into a clinic or hospital for drug addiction or mental health issues would have to stay in there for, mandatory, three to five days. Right now in Connecticut these people can turn around and leave the next day. With three-to-five days, you can get a full evaluation. Obviously, this is not going to stop everything related to mental health and gun violence. But this is a start. The bottom line is that this would help people get a proper diagnosis and proper help. Hopefully, we can solve some of their ills. I’m going to try to pass this legislation again this year. It didn’t go anywhere last year. Q: What will you work on specifically regarding North Haven? A: Everything you do in Harford affects North Haven. If we can balance the state budget without raising taxes and keep municipal aid intact, that’s going to help North Haven. And obviously that’s my goal. I know people in town want more Education Cost Sharing funding for our public schools. [Republican North Haven State Senator] Len Fasano and I scored a




An activity fee is charged for non-residents to participate in the North Haven Senior Center. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the starting date. Registrants will be notified by telephone if a course must be cancelled.

Senior happenings

Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Holiday Bazaar volunteer luncheon,

11:45 a.m. Holiday Bazaar volunteers are invited to a luncheon to thank you for your work at the Holiday Bazaar. A fee is charged to non-volunteers. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. Thursday, Jan. 31 - 10:30 a.m. Your home is an investment: Use that Investment to pay you. The seminar is for seniors and families members regarding reverse mortgages, how they work, and more. To reserve a space, call (203) 239-5432. Friday, Feb. 1 - National Wear Red Day. Wear red to raise awareness that cardio-

vascular disease is the number one health threat facing women today and the leading cause of death for women. Friday, Feb. 1 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast for Super Bowl Sunday. Menu includes egg sandwiches, hash browns, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee and tea. Reservation deadline is Friday, Jan. 25. 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.

“My kids feel I made the right choice. I know I did.” Joan ~ resident since 2008

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.

General Assisted Living — Assistance with everyday tasks and personal care services tailored to your needs. Enhanced Living — Services and amenities to ease the chores of daily living so you can spend more time enjoying life to the fullest. Short-stay Residency — Not sure if assisted living is right for you or need some additional support for a short time? Come and stay for a while and experience the Pond Ridge lifestyle firsthand. The Hearth — Specialized memory care residence for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

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 Reading volunteers Clintonville elementary School is looking for senior See Seniors, page 19

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Senior Center closed. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Chair Yoga, 9 a.m. Line Dance with Babe, 10 a.m. Hairdresser/Barber/Nail s, 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga, 10:45 a.m. Health Guidance Clinic, 11 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m. Senior Songsters, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 Line dance, 9 a.m. EZ exercise, 9:30 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Sit-Ercise, 10:45 p.m.

At Pond Ridge, on the Masonicare at Ashlar Village campus in Wallingford, choice is a way of life. Complementing Masonicare’s continuum of healthcare services, our accredited assisted living community offers many living options for you or a loved one.

Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Knitting w/Eleanor, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. Chair Aerobics, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Sing-A-Longs, 1 p.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 EZ exercise, 9:30 a.m. Footlighters, 10 a.m. Scrabble challenge, 10 a.m. Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m.

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Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour. Our monthly fees are very inclusive with no up front community fee.

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To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203) 239-4030. Reservations must be made by noon the day before. Lunch is served at noon. Suggested donation is $2. Monday, Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day. Senior Center closed. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Chicken teriyaki, brown rice, Oriental bland vegetables, oat bread, mandarin oranges. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Minestrone soup, lite crunch fish with lemon sauce, roasted potatoes, stewed tomatoes, multi-grain roll, fresh fruit. Thursday, Jan. 24: Pork loin with gravy, mashed sweet potato, peas and onions, rye bread, applesauce. Friday, Jan. 25: Grape juice, whole grain spaghetti, chicken meatballs, Caesar salad, vanilla pudding with strawberries.


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Radon kits

Quinnipiac 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 at Kits must be picked up at the district office.

Pertussis vaccine

Quinnipiac Valley Health District offers the pertussis vaccine (in the form of Tdaptetanus, 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

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Photo by Carmen Sealy

North Haven Garden members met at Connecticut Hospice for the monthly project to make floral arrangements for hospice patients. They also decorated two special Christmas trees in the family area. Pictured are Marge Quinn and Mary Cameron with the decorated table tree.

Immunizations The Quinnipiack Valley Health District offers the pertussis vaccine (in the form of Tdap-tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters and other caregivers or contacts of newborns and infants 12 months and younger. If you are over age 18 and have never had a Tdap vaccine, (a combined booster immunization containing tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis protection) you are eligible to receive this vaccine.

A fee is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay this fee. Immunization clinics are held every four to six weeks. For more information and clinic dates, call (203) 2484528 or visit

VNA North Haven Caregiver Support Group Join other family caregivers to discuss your situation and get advice. Group is led by Jo Ann Begley of VNA Community Healthcare and meets the first Monday of the month from 10:30 -

11:30 a.m. at VNA Community Healthcare’s Eldercare Resource Center, 2 Broadway. The evening group is led by Francine Lombardi, social worker from VNA Community Healthcare and meets the last Thursday of the month from 4 - 5 p.m. at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road. For more information or to arrange a one-on-one, free consultation with Jo Ann, or to register for any sessions listed below, call toll-free 1866-474-5230.

Stronger Seniors Now! Join VNA Community Healthcare on Mondays, 1 - 2 p.m., at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, for a six-week interactive program that features 30 minutes of strengthening exercise (for all levels) and 30 minutes of nurse led health talks. A fee is charged. Memory Matters Join VNA Community Healthcare on Thursdays, from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, for a seven-week course that focuses on enhancing brain function. Program includes fun brain fitness activities. A fee is charged. Visit for more information. Sit-ercise: Chair Exercises Increase muscle strength, improve flexibility and balance to prevent falls with this new exercise class from VNA Community Healthcare. Exercises are done in a chair. The program meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m., at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road. A fee is charged.

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W e welcome Simina Ionescu, MD Specialist in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Simina Ionescu, MD, has joined the Masonicare Primary Care Physicians practice. Dr. Ionescu’s primary role is within the geriatric assessment program. Known as Masonicare Pathways, the team conducts evaluations of cognitive, emotional and physical function and provides follow-up recommendations. In addition, Dr. Ionescu is part of the internal medicine staff and sees patients over the age of 55 from the community. Dr. Ionescu is Board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. Dr. Ionescu was formerly an attending physician at the Hospital of St. Raphael, where she oversaw geriatric assessments and also served as clinical education coordinator for geriatric fellows. Masonicare Primary Care Physicians is Masonicare’s community-based physician practice. For additional information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ionescu, please call 203-265-0355. 67 Masonic Avenue, Wallingford (off Rte 150/South Turnpike Rd. and off Rte 15, Exit 65)


The Clelian Adult Day Center, 261 Benham St., Hamden is looking for mature, responsible adult volunteers. Volunteers will help with recreation activities, office work; answering phones and transit, assisting clients one-onone. For more information, call (203) 288-4151 or stop by to pick up a volunteer application.

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With tie, hockey improves By Kevin Pataky and Kyle Swartz Special to The Citizen

North Haven High School boys’ varsity hockey played their first home game in three weeks after a not-sosuccessful road trip and took on one of Division II’s top teams in Daniel Hand. The Indians looked rejuvenated as they scored first on a goal by Senior Dylan VanBremer a little less than seven minutes into the game. “We started off very strong in the first period,” said NHHS hockey head coach Tom Roche. “We had a good first period. That was one of the better periods we played all year.” However, Hand took the lead 2-1 in the second period when Danny Braumann and Sam LaFontaine scored a pair of goals less than a minute apart. “We were very excited in the locker room after that first period, excited to come out and keep playing strong, but we had a two-to-three minute lapse in the second period where we let in two goals,” Roche said. “That really hurt us. We’ve been struggling all season in the second period.” “We dug ourselves a hole in that period and had to work out way out,” he added. Hand’s lead held up until midway through the third period, when Indian sophomore Tyler Luedee tied the score 22 with a goal. The two teams then played an eight-minute overtime period in which neither scored, so the contest ended up in a 22 stalemate. Sophomore Andrew Graziano made numerous important saves during the contest, including a stop in the overtime which prevented the Tigers from winning. Overall, Graziano had 25 saves. “We played a good third period and overtime,” Roche said. “Our defense was working well. We tried different combinations on defense. Different kids were stepping up.

Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky

Clockwise from top left: Senior Jason Petrillo steals the puck. Senior co-captain Karl Anderson tries to clear a defender. Junior Chris Lion skates up ice. Sophomore goalie Andrew Graziano preserves the tie with a big save in the overtime period. Sophomore Cameron Owens fights for position in front of Hand’s net.

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We were cutting off passing lanes through center ice.” “But we just couldn’t get the puck in the net for the win,” he added. “We had some opportunities but then the clock ran out.” The tie improved North Haven’s season record to 1-62. With only 11 games re-

maining, however, the Indians need to win 6 more games to qualify for this year’s playoffs. “We’re still confident that we’ll make the playoffs,” Roche said. “We have a lot of good teams ahead of us, a lot of tough battles, but we’re still very confident.”

North Haven Soccer Club is accepting registration for the spring 2013 season. Players who wish to participate must register online at Registration deadlines are as follows: Jan. 31 - for U11 – U19 Feb. 28 - for U5 – U10 For players unable to register online, a walk-in registration is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center on Linsley Street. U15-19 boys and girls players will be waitlisted after the first 25 registrants due to CJSA roster limits. All interested players are encouraged to join the waitlist; additional teams will be added if needed. Late registrations subject to late fees and availability. For more information, cost and to register, visit


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School Lunch Menu

North Haven High School Monday, Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No school. Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Whole grain breaded chicken parmesan, toasted whole grain garlic bread, seasoned pasta, herb broccoli and cauliflower, seasoned peas. Wednesday, Jan. 23 Spaghetti and meatballs, whole wheat garlic breadstick, steamed baby carrots, seasoned green beans. Thursday, Jan. 24 - Oven fried chicken, dinner roll, apple cranberry crisp, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes. Friday, Jan. 25 - Baked macaroni and cheese, toasted

whole wheat garlic bun, pasta, seasoned broccoli, roasted Italian vegetables. North Haven Middle School Monday, Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No school. Tuesday, Jan. 15 - Whole grain breaded chicken parmesan, toasted whole grain garlic bread, seasoned carrots. Wednesday, Jan. 16 Sweet and sour chicken, rice, seasoned broccoli. Thursday, Jan. 17 - Pasta and meatballs, whole grain dinner roll, seasoned green beans. Friday, Jan. 18 - Breaded chicken patty, toasted whole

grain garlic bun, oven baked fries. Elementary Schools Monday, Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No school. Tuesday, Jan. 15 - Baked macaroni and cheese, whole wheat dinner roll, seasoned green beans, fruit and veggie bar. Wednesday, Jan. 16 Whole grain pasta, seasoned carrots, fruit and veggie bar. Thursday, Jan. 17 - Beef nachos, tortilla chips, corn and salsa, fruit and veggie bar. Friday, Jan. 18 - Cheese pizza square, broccoli and cheese sauce, fruit and veggie bar.


participants. A fee is charged. E-Z exercise - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Exercise while seated. Intermediate footlighters - Friday, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Learn updated tap moves by certified instructor, Judyth Nilsson. A fee is charged. Tap shoes are required. Line dancing - Monday and Wednesday, 9 to 10 a.m. Learn (or improve) line dancing skills.

Mah Jongg - Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, noon. Oil painting - Monday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. A fee is charged. Sit-ercise - Monday and Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. Increase muscle strength, improve flexibility and balance. Exercises designed for the chair for those 50 and older. A fee is charged. Senior Songsters - Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. Join the chorus. For more information, call (203) 239-5432.

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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.)

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Alicia Criscuolo, of North Haven, is among 21 Quinnipiac University students who has traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in a presidential inauguration seminar. Julia Phillips, of North Haven, a junior at St. Michael’s College, is studying abroad in Madrid, Spain at Antonio de Nebrija University for the spring semester.


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Friday Night Community Supper - Friday Night Community Suppers are 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. Craft classes - Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. Spend an afternoon in our craft classes. All crafts will be sold at the Holiday Bazaar in November. Computer class - Monday, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 3 p.m. Classes for both beginner and advanced

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Book signing - The North Haven Library has scheduled Michael Draper, to sign his book, Splattered Blood, on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. No registration is required. For more information, call (203) 234-6229.



Potluck supper - The North Haven Ski Club has scheduled a potluck supper for Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All members are welcome to bring a dish to share. Sign-ups for the Jan. 20 Mt. Snow trip will be taken. Prospective members are welcome. For more information, call Annette at (203) 234-1985 or email


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Girl Scouts - Girl Scouts of Connecticut has scheduled “It’s a Girl Thing” for

Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in North Haven. The program is for girls in grades 6 through 12 and adults. A fee is charged. Deadline to register is Jan. 24. For more information, contact Nancy at

Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church Street. All active and retired federal workers are invited to attend. Debbie Herget of BC/BS is scheduled to discuss healthy eating. For more information, visit




AMVETS - American Veterans Post 9 Hamden-North Haven is scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, North Haven. All service people are welcome to attend. For more information, call (860) 239-0823. NARFE - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 257, monthly meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1 p.m., at the North


Coffee, donuts and trusts - Guertin and Guertin, LLC, has scheduled a free workshop, “Coffee, Donuts & Trusts” for Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 am. 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

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Support group - The Clelian Adult Day Care, 261 Benham St., Hamden, has scheduled its monthly caregiver support group meeting for Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Sr. Cecelia at (203) 288-4151.


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) 2347400.


Cigar event - North of Havana Cigar and Lounge has scheduled a public cigar event for Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 11 p.m. Brad Seiderer is scheduled to speak about cigars. Free. Open to the public. For more information, call (203) 361-9433.


from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Holiday In,, 201 Washington Ave. A fee is charged. Advanced registration is requested by calling Andrea Aldrich at (203) 530-6890. Annual banquet - The Mayflower Society of North Haven has scheduled its 118th annual banquet for Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Country house Restaurant, 990 Foxon Rd., East Haven. Membership to the Mayflower Society is open to all residents of North Haven. Dues are charged. Tickets to the banquet can be purchased by calling Walt Brockett at (203) 239-5269. Coffee, donuts and trusts - Guertin and Guertin, LLC, has scheduled a free workshop, “Coffee, Donuts & Trusts” for Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 am, and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 am. Enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts while Attorneys




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Ski club The North Haven Ski Club is planning to accept new membership applications for the 2013 ski season on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Haven Park and Rec Department, 7 Linsley St. The club has scheduled a ski trip to Okemo Mountain, Vermont for Sunday, Feb. 3, and a trip to Killington on Sunday, Feb. 10. Trips include bus transportation and lift tickets. A fee is charged. The bus leaves the North Haven Stop and Shop parking lot at 6 a.m. and returns approximately 8:30 p.m. with a dinner stop. The club has scheduled a pizza party for Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Grand Apizza North at 6:30 p.m. All members are welcome. A fee is charged. Signup for the Feb. 24 Stratton trip. Potential new members are welcome to the party. For more information, contact Annette Murphy at (203) 234-1985 or e-mail

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Continued from page 21 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) 2347400. Food and clothing drive A non-perishable food and warm winter clothing drive is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stop & Shop on Washington Avenue. For more information, email Robert D. Hoff at

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Ski club party - The North Haven Ski Club has scheduled a pizza party for Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Grand Apizza North at 6:30 p.m. All members and potential members are welcome. A fee is charged. For more information, contact Annette Murphy at (203) 2341985 or email dapdmurph

North Haven now HEARTsafe For well over two years, Richard DiNorscia, a former president of the North Haven Rotary Club, was dedicated to delivering life saving devices for public buildings in North Haven and providing training for town employees in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He has reported that First Selectman Michael Freda, as well as several administrators in the schools and town facilities, have expressed their appreciation to the club for donating several of the heart de- Rotarians Rick DiNorscia, left, and Mark Lesage fibrillators. Under his leader- announced the designation of North Haven as a ship, the North Haven Rotary HEARTSafe Community in late December. Club supported a multi-year drive to provide a number of defibrillators for public buildings throughout the community, as well as staff training. Recently, in his words of praise for the past president’s effort to help the town achieve the special recognition, Rotary District Governor-Elect Dr. Richard Bassett described DiNorscia’s accomplishment as his “personal legacy.” Most of the town-owned Automated External Defibrillators made by Medtronic were provided through the efforts of the North Haven Rotary Club. Dating back to the term of Nicola Casella’s presidency in 2010, three of the $1,000 units which were in- Clintonville Elementary School Principal Loretta stalled at the elementary Dowling and Mark Lesage posed with an AED obschools were purchased tained through the North Haven Rotary Club. through a combination of the club’s resources, as well as donations from Mario Landino, the owner of Paul Mitchell Academy on Washington Avenue, and through the club’s partnership with Kids for Kids, Inc. Since then, AED’s were located in areas such as the town’s library and pool directly through the service club’s annual fund raisers, and partially due to a $3,000 matching grant obtained by DiNorscia through Rotary District 7980 in order to obtain the state’s recognition of North Haven as a HEARTSafe Community. The training in CPR, as well as in the use of the life saving devices, was provided at no cost to the town by Nelson Ambulance Service. The classes were arranged by their employee, Mark Lesage, who was recently elected as the club’s July 2013 vice president. Text & photos courtesy of David Marchesseault, Rotary PR Chairman


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WALLINGFORD YMCA Area - 1 BEDROOM, 3rd FL Off street parking. $800 Including Heat & Hot Water. No pets. (203) 269-2575 Owner/Agent

WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, 5 rms, 1st flr, appliances included, no utils, no pets. $900/mo. Off st parking, avail Feb 1. Off No. Main St. (203) 269-9434

WALLINGFORD-$314,900. Elegant, spacious, unique. Enjoy one of the largest units in one of the most prestigious complexes in town. Library w/ wbar, cedar closet in basement, beday in mba, cair + more. Call Roy Haynes 203265-5618

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



MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen/bath. $120 per week - plus security.

WALLINGFORD-$289,900 Picturesque, convenient, and private. Open country kit/DR, 2 large BRs up, 1 down, w/study or BR down, lovely patio. Totally refurbished and new bath. A must see, family ready. Call Walt Pacheco 203-265-5618

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. 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 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


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WALLINGFORD 5 Large Rooms, 2nd Floor, Avaliable Now $995/mo. Call 203-213-6175

WALLINGFORD- No. Main St, large 1 bedroom apt, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, w/d hookup, off st parking. No pets. $975/mo. Call 203 641-3182


If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to: MERIDEN- $159,900. 2BR 1.5 BA. Freshly painted, many updates, lovely twnhs w/ fin. LL, FP in LR, sliders to deck overlooking beautiful grounds, c/air, EIK, end unit! Call Fred Gettner 203-265-5618

Get Connected! Sign-on to for your window on the world Attn: Kim Boath New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: kboath@

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


35 N. Main St.

HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Some Customer Service and Accounting background helpful. Food distributor in Cheshire, CT. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. $14 per hour. Call 860 276-4000 BUSY Import Dealership Needs to Fill Two Positons FT Service Greeter/Car Porter Mon-Fri 7:15-3:45 Must be dependable and neat in appearance Appointment Taker/ Assistant Service Writer Must be available on Saturdays. Some automotive knowledge helpful. Must be neat and dependable. Approx 34 hrs/wk Email resume:

995 Day Hill Rd.


HVAC LICENSED INSTALLERS Immediate opening. Residential. Minimum 5 years experience required w/ B, D or S license. Exc wages, benefits. Send resume to No phone calls please.

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN Requires E2 license with 5+ years' experience. Must have strong troubleshooting skills to diagnose and correct electrical and mechanical problems of high/low voltage manufacturing equipment.

Customer Service Representative


Immediate Openings Large Direct-Mail Company has immediate openings for full and part time telephone representatives in their inbound call center. Candidates should have a clear speaking voice, typing and computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. The rate is $10.00 per hour. Apply in person to Speed Staffing LLC located at 500 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 pm. Resumes may be emailed to Faxed to 203-379-0965 Or telephone Speed Staffing at 203-379-0390 WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR: Pickers/Packers In our Warehouse $8.25/hr Assemblers - $8.50/hr Solderers - $9/hr and Light Housekeeping - $8.25/hr

5+ years' of troubleshooting and repairing heavy manufacturing equipment is a must.

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Friendly, professional work atmosphere. Competitive compensation and benefits. Visit us at: Send resume to


HELP WANTED LOOKING for Immediate Temporary HVAC mechanic & helper for duct work project! Must have vehicle, serious inquires only!! Email: MATURE And responsible caregivers are needed for hourly and live-in in-home non-medical care for elderly in the area. Applicants must have own car and driver’s license. Our caregivers are as valuable to us as our clients. Call Visiting Angels at 860-349-7016. PART-TIME & SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS AVAILABLE WALLINGFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS PLAYGROUND MONITORS (Elementary Level)

S U B S T I T U T E A I D E S / C L E RI C A L also needed. Visit our website at to complete our on-line application. EOE

Early Morning Hours Aquatics/ Fitness Instructor Part Time Not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community is seeking an aquatic/fitness instructor for our State of the Art Wellness Center. Schedule will consist of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Certification required and experience is a plus. Must enjoy working with seniors. Fax resume to 203-2717794 or apply in person at Elim Park, 140 Cook Hill Road Cheshire, CT 06410 weekdays 8-7pm and weekends 10-3pm. No phone calls please. A/A,M/F,D/V,EOE

MEDICAL CAREERS Visiting Nurse Services, Inc. of Southern Connecticut Established Home Care Agency is looking for experienced home care professionals to work in the Meriden area. RN Case Managers ● Excellent Salary and Benefits ● Manageable Case Load ● Bilingual Nurses Please Apply Please call Tracy at 203-281-5500 Fax Your Resume to 203-287-1203 email to

BUILDING AIDES (Middle School Level) 15 hours per week/$9.57 PER HOUR


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HELP WANTED GROOMER EXPERIENCED PET GROOMER Busy mobile grooming company. Great pay! Apply REAL ESTATE Experienced paralegal needed part-time 20-25 hours per week; Send cover letter, salary requirements, resume to SUNY NEW PALTZ is seeking a temporary Secretary for the School of Business. Please view our website at AA/EOE/ADA WAREHOUSE. Looking for dependable, detail oriented person to work on our packing line in quality service dept. Duties include packing and labeling product for shipping, visual inspection of product including assembly of knock down kid’s furniture. Environment requires continuous standing, bending and some lifting daily. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and be capable of using hand tools and computer experience. Fax resume attention Ray 203-284-0886


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