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Volume 7, Number 43

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Do you believe in ghosts? By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Do you believe in the paranormal? Do you believe in ghosts, spiritual energies, voices audible from other dimensions and historical tragedies haunting sites centuries later? With Halloween spirit in the air, the North Haven Library invited attendees to consider such questions at an Oct. 16 presentation by the Northeast Paranormal Investigations Society. “We’re skeptics ourselves,” said Adam Shefts, a North Haven native, and director, founder and lead investigator for NPIS. “We go into places as skeptics. We don’t assume anything.” About 80 people packed the library’s community room for NPIS’ audiovisual presentation, which included examples from dozens of potentially supernatural locations in and near Connecticut. “Everything we show is open to interpretation,” said NPIS member Mark Firulli. Shefts and his team use an array of recording equipment, from basic to advanced, to capture images, videos and audio examples of what they believe could be proof of paranormal activity. They visit and catalogue places rumored to be visited by spirits — with an emphasis on history, plus thorough examination and respect. “We would never try to provoke,” Shefts said. “We don’t encourage trying to provoke, like people do on some of those reality shows on television.” “None of the experiences

we’ve had have been scary, because we conduct investigations respectfully,” he added. “Our experiences are interesting, but not scary. And places we went to weren’t necessarily haunted. ‘Haunted’ is one of the most-overused words. Haunted implies that something paranormal is making everyday life more difficult at a location. This is not generally the case.” A NPIS video shown early seemed to depict a clear, barely visible presence moving across the corner of a room in Madison’s Deacon John Grave House, built in 1681. The see-through presence had the approximate size and shape of an adult person. “We spent four hours trying to recreate that shadow, whatever you want to call it,” Shefts said. “We stood in the corner of the room and couldn’t recreate it. We had investigators standing outside the windows, walking past the windows and walking past streetlights outside the windows. It was impossible to recreate.” Typically, NPIS goes to places of past significance like the Deacon John Grave House. “We focus on historical locations to tie evidence into what we find there,” Shefts said. “It gives us more to use as proof.” Another of these sites was Norwalk’s Sheffield Island Lighthouse, constructed in 1827 and now a tourist attraction. Historical accounts, Shefts said, tell of a lighthouse keeper residing there in the 1800s with his wife and daughter. The relationship between husband See Ghosts, page 21

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Election 2012

Rebuild the middleclass

Compromise and leadership

By Steve Fontana

By Len Fasano

Everywhere I go in Wallingford, East Haven, North Haven, and Durham, people tell me that their middleclass way of life is disappearing, and that they want their elected leaders to do something about it. I’m running for Fontana the State Senate because I will do just that – by starting to rebuild the middleclass. To rebuild the middleclass, we can’t keep pursuing the same trickledown economic policies that have failed to pull us out of this recession. We have to go back to what we know works: investing in people and businesses, and giving them the ability and opportunity to succeed.

Governor Dannel Malloy stated in his inaugural address that he is going to take us down a road less traveled. I believe we now know why that road is less traveled. Under Governor Malloy’s leadership, Connecticut has been faced Fasano with the highest tax increase in history. The $2.6 billion in tax increases over two years, including but not limited to raising of the sales tax from 6 percent to 6.35 percent, tax on non-prescription drugs, tax on clothing under $50 and a significant reduction in your home property tax credit, has lead Connecticut in the wrong direction. Unemployment has reached 9 percent.

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Happy Halloween!

Citizen photo courtesy of Faith United Methodist Church

After taking last year off, the Faith United Methodist Church haunted house is back, today and tomorrow, for another round of scares and fundraising. For more information, see page 2.


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Annual haunted house back for more scares By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

After a one-year hiatus, the haunting is back. Today and tomorrow, the Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road, will host its 26th annual

Haunted House and Halloween Party. Hours of operation are 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m for both Friday and Saturday.

“We had to take a break last year,” said Faith United parishioner David Bogert, who helps produce the twoday event each year. “We had had 25 great years, and we just needed a year off. Which was perfect, because last year at this time was the nor’easter, so it would have been a bust. But now our energies are recharged and we’re back.”

The seasonal attraction, winding through 15 spooky rooms within and outside the church, sees 500-1,000 attendees annually. All proceeds go toward North Haven’s food pantry or Faith United’s outreach programs. For families with younger children, too little perhaps for a scare, the event includes an onsite Halloween party on Saturday.

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“In today’s age, we’re providing a safe place for families to come for some fun,” Bogert said. “The younger kids can stay at the party, while the parents and the older kids can go through the haunted house.” The main attraction includes numerous actors and hundreds of props, ghoulish items amassed during the decades. “The theme this year, as in the past, is that you are trespassing in the master’s castle,” Bogert said. “And the master doesn’t take too kindly to that. So he locks you in with him. And then you’re wandering around his castle, trying to find your way out.” Many favorite rooms from past editions of the haunted house are back, such as the crazy clown room, the master’s bedroom and the mad

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scientist’s lab. Several new additions should startle even attendees familiar with the 26-year event. “One reason I think people keep coming back to this is because this is about oldtimey scares,” Bogert said. “A lot of haunted houses today have lots of high-tech gadgetry. Not that we don’t have our sensors, laser lights and spring-loaded surprises, but for the most part we’re about old-fashioned scares, people hiding around corners and popping out at you.” “Also, we have a story unfolding in the haunted house from beginning to end,” he added. “There’s a theme to all the rooms and scenes. More haunted houses today have a hodgepodge of different scenes.”

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Friday, October 26, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

34th District candidates get endorsements By Laurie Rich Salerno Special to The Citizen

Republican state Sen. Len Fasano has received the endorsement of the state’s Independent Party, and will be listed as its candidate on the November ballot as well as the Republican candidate. The longtime incumbent is running against former state Rep. Steve Fontana, a Democrat, to retain his seat in the 34th District, which includes North Haven. Fasano said he felt the Independent Party chose him because he says he does not vote simply on the party line. “I vote for a good idea when it’s a good idea,” Fasano said Thursday. This is the first time in recent memory there will be an Independent line on the ballot in the 34th District. Fasano had to get a petition signed by 1 percent of registered voters in the district in order to get the ballot line approved. Robert Fand, the party’s

deputy director and secretary, said the party chose Fasano because they believed his goals were in line with theirs. “We run on issues - we feel that the Republicans are closest to our issues,” Fand said, saying the party is concerned with over-taxation, overregulation, unfair trade policies, and illegal immigration. Fontana said he wasn’t surprised Fasano received the endorsement, saying the Independent Party is wellknown as a conservative group. “It’s really nothing more than a second line for Republicans,” Fontana said. Linda McMahon, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will also be on the Independent line. The choice means that Fasano will be listed on the ballot twice, and Fontana only once. Neither candidate will be receiving the endorsement of the Working Families Party, the state’s other prominent

non-mainstream party. Fasano had received their support in the past, as had Fontana in his state House races. “The Working Families Party decided not to file an endorsement in the 34th Senate District because both Steve Fontana and Len Fasano are committed to the values the Working Families Party stand for. We look forward to working with whoever wins the race,” said Lindsay Farrell, executive director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, by email last week. Fasano said he understood the group’s position. “They’re taking a neutral position — that’s fine with me,” Fasano said. “I understand that they don’t want to pick between two people that have recognized their issues.” As for other endorsements, Fontana said he has gotten endorsements from the state chapter of the American Federation of Teachers and the Sierra

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As a majority of the haunted house is within the church’s buildings or under tents outside, the event is rain or shine. Construction commences three weeks in advance. Special care is taken to avoid building in the church’s sanctuary. “We get asked all the time about being a church putting

on a haunted house,” Bogert said. “The Halloween we’re celebrating is that of kids, candy and costumes, plus a little bit of a scare. What it comes down to is providing a fun, safe place for families.” “Also, here you don’t have to wait four hours to get into the attraction,” he added. The Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 27, includes crafts, snacks and Halloween games. Attending kids are encouraged to come in cos-

tumes. Admission to the haunted house includes a ticket to the party. Individual tickets to the party are also available. “The party has always been a nice compliment to this,” Bogert said. Bogert estimated walking through the haunted house to take 20 minutes. Tickets are available onsite. For more information, call (203) 239-2469 or search “Haunted Hollows of North Haven” on Facebook.

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Friday, October 26, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

Commentary

A history in Halloween By Paul Colella Special to The Citizen

It’s almost All Hallows Eve, the night when children and adults dress up to scare off the evil spirits that would come on Halloween. Colella Of course, today, the holiday is all about the candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating. The word Halloween was first used in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-even (“evening�), that is the night before All Hallows Eve. It is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the eve before the Western Christian feast of All Hallows, the evening before All Saints Day celebrated on November 1. According to some schol-

ars, All Hallows Eve initially incorporated traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honoring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that the feast originated entirely independently from Samhain. The purposes of Halloween were originally to mark the end of summer and the harvest, and the beginning of winter, and to commemorate the passing of the dead. Typical contemporary Halloween activities include trick-or-treating also known as “guising,� attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting “haunted� attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Haunted houses and other spooky attractions are entertainment venues designed to thrill and scare patrons. Most attractions are seasonal Halloween businesses. Origins of these the-

atrical, for-profit venues are difficult to pinpoint. But it is generally accepted that they were first commonly used by the Junior Chamber International (Jaycees) for fundraising. They include haunted houses, corn mazes, and hay rides, and the level of sophistication of the effects has risen as the industry has grown, especially with the telling of ghost stories, the writing of horror stories, and the viewing of horror films. Episodes of television series and Halloween-themed specials are commonly aired on or before the holiday, while new horror films are often released in theaters before the holiday to take advantage of the seasonal atmosphere. Dressing up in costumes and going “guising� were prevalent in Ireland and Scotland at Halloween by the late-19th century. Costuming became popular for Halloween parties in the United States in the early 20th century. The first mass-

produced Halloween costumes appeared in stores in the 1930s when trick-ortreating was becoming popular in the United States. Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular

characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas, superheroes, and princesses. Since the holiday comes in the wake of the annual apple harvest, candy apples, caramel and taffy apples are common Halloween treats. In Great Britain, Ireland and

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In mid-October, Amanda Altieri, a guest of North Haven Rotary PresidentElect Debbie Volain and Past President Rick DiNorscia, expressed her sincere gratitude to the members of the North Haven Rotary Club for their donation to Camp Rising Sun. She described the camp as “an American Cancer Society program that gives children aged 5-17 an opportunity to experience an overnight camping experience and to remember what it is like to have fun.” She explained that every August, over 100 children (with cancer or in remission) gather at Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, with most of the kids and parents

in tears at the thought of the week’s separation. After a week in a joy-filled atmosphere, and having developed new friendships, they almost don’t want to go home. Saying that she personally learned to “realize the importance of hope,” Amanda stated that “it was the dying wish of one young girl to be able to attend the camp,” one of first children that she has counseled over the past eight years. The staff of volunteers, most of whom are cancer survivors, provides the experience at no cost to the family, but the expense can run more than $1500 per child and is covered by donations, fund raisers, and corporate

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Accepting a check from President-elect Debbie Volain, left, Amanda Altieri, a volunteer at Camp Rising Sun, said she was “so grateful” for the donation from the North Haven Rotary Club.

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 26, 2012

100 years of fire service

The North Haven Historical Society has scheduled a program on the history of the North Haven Fire Department for Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 30 Church St. This year, the Fire Department is celebrating 100 years of service to the town, and the Historical Society is honored to participate in recognizing these dedicated public servants. The program is free and open to the public. Parking is available on site, and the building is handicapped-accessible. Light refreshments will be available. The following is taken from a history of the fire de-

partment published on their 75th anniversary: In 1911, the North Haven Congregational Church caught fire and burned because there was no local fire department to douse the flames. Shortly thereafter, a group of concerned citizens gathered to organize the North Haven Volunteer Fire Company #1. The volunteers built a garage on Peck Street (recently demolished) to serve as our town’s first firehouse. Their firefighting equipment included a hose reel which was pulled by manpower. The firefighters were led by Foreman Arthur

Thorpe, a title that persisted until 1928 when the organization adopted the title of Chief for its leadership. It has remained so ever since. In 1932, locals recognized that more equipment was needed for fighting fires. The town also needed a meeting hall – thus, the firehouse at 26 Broadway was built. It was a large and handsome building with a spacious meeting hall on an upper level. The Center Volunteer Fire Company operated for many years from this station. The following year saw the completion of the Montowese firehouse on Quinnipiac Avenue. It oper-

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ates to this day, although plans have been made to demolish this building as well, in preparation for a new Montowese firehouse. By the early 1950s, both North Haven and Hamden were growing rapidly, and Hamden could no longer provide protection to the west side of town. In response to this need, the West Ridge Volunteer Fire Company was formed, and opened on Ridge Road in 1951. Continued growth in the north end of town resulted in the formation of the

North East Volunteer Fire Association in 1959, and by 1960 a new fire station was located on northern Washington Avenue. In 1967, seven volunteer firefighters were hired by the town to become its first career firefighters operating as the Headquarters Company. This was followed in 1972 by the construction of the new Fire Headquarters at 11 Broadway, where it remains today. Submitted by Susan Iverson, North Haven Historical Society.

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Oct. 26

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Haunted House - Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road, has scheduled its 26th annual Haunted House and Halloween Party for Friday, Oct. 26. An admission fee is charged. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Proceeds benefit the North Haven Food Pantry and the missions of Faith United Methodist Church.

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Saturday

Haunted House and Halloween Party - Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road, has scheduled its 26th annual Haunted House and Halloween Party for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. An admission fee is charged. Games, races, contests and more for children are planned for Saturday. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Proceeds benefit the North Haven Food Pantry and the missions of

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Sunday

Cut for a cure - The 14th annual Cut-For-A-Cure is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Flair for Hair, 310 Washington Ave. The Crusin’-For-ACause car show will also be held at the same location. Proceeds benefit the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and the Brian Chaffee Fund. For more information, call (203) 234-1111. Concert - Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden, has scheduled a concert by the Maccabeats, are an all-male a cappella group for Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (203) 2887748.

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Wine tasting - Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham St., Hamden, has scheduled the 2013 Hearts of the Community Wine Tasting for

Friday, Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event features wines, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit sacred heart Academy. For more information and tickets, call Dayna at (203) 287-8181 or email deavanaugh@sacredhearthamden.org/

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Fill a Bag - The Friends of the North Haven Library has scheduled a one-day “Fill a Bag” book sale for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library lobby. Bags will be provided. Holiday Bazaar - The Clintonville PTA has scheduled its annual Holiday Bazaar for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clintonville Elementary School, 456 Clintonville Rd. The bazaar features multiple vendors, lunch, raffle and door prizes. Interested vendors should contact Kerri Kennedy at (203) 234-2363 or email kerru.cpta@att.net.

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Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. All active and retired federal workers are invited to attend. Debbie Herget of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, is scheduled to speak about 2013 health plan benefits. AMVETS - AMVETS is scheduled to meet on the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Hall. For more information call (203) 284-1703.

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Garden Club - The North Haven Garden Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Luigi Nuzzo is scheduled to demonstrate flower arrange-

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St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Ave., has scheduled its annual Holiday Festival for Friday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features raffle, food, baked goods, jewelry and more.

Faith United Methodist Church

Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road, has scheduled its 26th annual Haunted House and Halloween Party for Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. An admission fee is charged. Games, races, contests and more for children are planned for Saturday. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Proceeds benefit the North Haven Food Pantry and the missions of Faith United Methodist Church. Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road, has scheduled its annual Holiday Fair for Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The indoor event

also features all day food sales, homemade apple pie and other bake goods. Space is available and must be reserved in advance. For more information, contact Vicki LiPuma at (203) 2651070 or email vicklip@aol. com.

Temple Beth Sholom Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden, has scheduled a Klezmer concert featuring The Nu Haven Kapelye group for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Nu Haven Kapelye, a group of area Klezmer musicians, will play Klezmer and Yiddish music from Romonia, Hungary, Bessarabia and other European areas. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP by Nov. 12, call (203) 288-7748.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 2819 Whitney Ave, will celebrate All Saint’s Day, Nov. 1 with three Masses. The Holy

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Susan Spaulding, of North Haven, who was diagnosed with MS in 2005, hosted a French horn orchestra Benefit Concert for the Connecticut Chapter recently at St. John’s Episcopal Church in North Haven and Manchester. Together, the concerts raised $7,355. From left: Susan Spaulding, Lisa Gerrol, Matthew Lincoln, and Deborah Gemma, pose for a check presentation at the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, offices in Hartford. Eucharist will be celebrated at 7:30 and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. All three liturgies are spoken with a brief homily and no music. 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.

St. John’s St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Trumbull Place, has scheduled its annual holiday fair for Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair See Faith, next page

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offers artisan crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, jewelry, book, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, a gold elephant sale and a silent auction. Lunch will be available featuring homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. For more information, call (203) 239-0156.

Northford Congregational

The Northford Congregational Church monthly contemporary worship services are scheduled for the third Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. Traditional worship services are held on the other Sundays. For more information on any event at Northford Congregational Church, call (203) 484-0795.

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.

Harvest Fair

Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Rd. has scheduled its annual holiday fair for Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the church hall. The fair features handmade items from more than a dozen craftspeople, fresh homemade apple and pumpkin pies, Faith’s version of the “Cupcake Truck,” and a chocolate extravaganza. A breakfast will be offered in the morning and chili, hotdogs, and a hefty serving of homemade pie will be on the menu for lunch. There are a few tables still available for crafters. For more information, contact Vicki LiPuma, at (203) 2651070 or at vicklip@aol.com

Holiday fair St. Frances Cabrini Church has scheduled its Holiday Fair for Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall. Vendors are welcome rent space. For more information and applications, call Sharon at (203) 234-0215 after 3 p.m.

Montowese Baptist Church The Montowese Baptist Church Christmas Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 201 Quinnipiac Ave. Vendor tables are available for rent. For more information, call (203) 234-6784. 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.

Obituaries Mark Volpe Mark Patrick Volpe, 50, of Branford, passed away peacefully on Oct. 20, 2012 in Branford after a long and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband to his loving and devoted wife Maria Ceneri. Mark was born in New Haven on March 14, 1962; beloved son of Gloria Bagnano Volpe of North Haven and the late Anthony “Fox” Volpe. Mark was a graduate of North Haven High School where he was a member of the All Housatonic soccer team; attended Southern Connecticut State University; a painting contractor, he was the owner/operator of MPV Painting Contractors for over 20 years and was a car enthusiast. Loving and devoted father to his three sons, his twins Luke Anthony Volpe and Nicholas Salvatore Volpe, and Noah Patrick Volpe. Beloved brother of Kathleen (Michael Shaner) Volpe of Dover, Mass, Frank Volpe of Branford, Anthony (Patti) Volpe of Wallingford, Marianne (Paul) Merwin of North Haven, Ralph (Tracy) Volpe of Cheshire, Michele (Thomas) LaTorre of Madison and Marlene (Robert) Weber of Wallingford; beloved son-in-law of Salvatore and Carol Colavolpe Ceneri of Branford; beloved brother-in-law of Salvatore (Gena) Ceneri of Milford. Also survived by 17 loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister-in-law Elizabeth Volpe. The family

would like to extend a special “thank you” to the VNA Community Health Care for all their support and comfort. Services were held Oct. 23, 2012 with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Barnabas Church followed by committal services in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.

Sally MacAdams Sally Logue MacAdams, 101, of North Haven, passed away Oct. 20, 2012 at the A r d e n House Care and Rehabilitation Center, Hamden. She was the wife of the late Alan J. MacAdams. Born in Manhattan, New York on April 11, 1911; daughter of the late Walter and Selma Chaney Logue. Sally worked as a secretary for the Equitable Life Assurance before moving to North Haven in 1944, accompanying her late husband. Active and independent Sally was renowned for her remarkable memory for birthday and anniversary dates of friends and relatives. When recently complimented on this centennial ability, she simply replied: “What helps, as time goes by, is that your list of dear ones is continually shorter.” Mother of Alan L. (Norma) MacAdams of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Eileen M. Frame and her husband William F. Frame of North Haven; grandmother of Alison McGurrin and her husband Robert McGurrin of Arlington, Mass., William D.

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The annual New England Harvest Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Featured booths include hand crafted items, cookie walk, Grandma’s Attic Treasures, nearly new room, doll clothes, Grandma’s Kitchen, baked goods, jewelry and more. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ample free parking, handicapped accessible.

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Frame II and Timothy A. Frame both of North Haven; great-grandmother of Audrey J. McGurrin. Services were held Oct. 25, 2012 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamden.

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Craig, How could it be 9 years have passed, without you time has gone so fast. We miss you all the time, yes, we still receive your signs, Ladybugs, Rainbows & Dimes. To our ANGEL up above, this is sent to you with LOVE. To our ANGEL up above, this is sent to you with LOVE. Forever LOVING AND MISSING YOU. Mom & Dad


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The North Haven Citizen Friday, October 26, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Most critical

To the editor: This election is the most critical of my lifetime. We will be deciding if this country remains a Republic that follows the Constitution and the Rule of Law, or becomes a nation of people who rely on the government rather than ourselves. Decades of turning our backs on too many things going wrong have brought us to this. Rely on your intellect, not your emotions, when you decide. We no longer have luxury of casting a “feel-good vote.” Veronica Hamel Kivela North Haven

Mindful

To the editor: As a longtime member of the Silver Sands Beach and Tennis Club in East Haven, and as a resident of North Haven, I have gotten to know Len Fasano. As the owner of

Silver Sands, Len makes it a priority to hire locals at the club. He helps charitable organizations with use of the club, donates memberships and guest passes as raffle prizes to many local fundraisers. We need someone like Len in Hartford who is mindful of his community and has the best interests of East Haven, North Haven, Wallingford and their residents as one of his top priorities. Sandi Vitale North Haven

working closely with him these past three years in his position as state senator. Len has helped secure grant money for playgrounds and to make town hall ADA compliant. He has worked closely with state Rep. Dave Yaccarino and I regarding legislation that has helped our constituents here in North Haven. Michael J. Freda First Selectman North Haven

Drive, passion

Protects entire district

To the editor: As First Selectman of our town, I have enjoyed working with state Sen. Len Fasano. Len and I have known each other for 30 years. I have seen his drive and passion while competing against him on the sports fields. I have also seen his drive and passion while

To the editor: Sen. Fasano is the best person to remain North Haven’s state senator. Fasano is compassionate and listens to his constituents no matter what party they belong to. His voting record protects people, not just our town, but his entire district. With the Jobs

Government Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 1 Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 North Haven Housing Authority, 4 p.m. Community Services & Recreation, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 Board of Education, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Planning & Zoning, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 North Haven Memorial Library Board, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 19 Parks and Recreation Commission, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 Blight Prevention Board of Appeals, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 Water Pollution Control Authority, 7 p.m. Conservations Commission, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 Police Commission, 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 28 Board of Fire Commission, 6 p.m. Board of Finance, 7 p.m. Inland/Wetlands Commission, 7 p.m.

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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. Olivia L. Lawrence, News Editor Kyle Swartz, Editor Contributors: Kevin Pataky, Paul Colella Michael F. Killian, General Manager Kimberley E. Boath, Advertising Director Christopher Cullen, Advertising Sales Dundee Benson, Advertising Sales Marsha Pomponio, Office Assistant

Bill passed last year, Len ensured it would benefit everyone in his district; seniors and veterans, educators and firemen, private citizens and those looking for employment. Len has worked tirelessly for the people he represents and is well-respected by fellow legislators. He has been a great mentor and partner during my service as North Haven’s state representative. Dave Yaccarino State Representative, 87th District

Excellent To the editor: I support Steve Fontana for state senator. Steve was a great representative for North Haven who made a big difference for working families when he was in the General Assembly. There has not been a more capable representative in my lifetime. He will make an excellent state senator who has the issues of our town and the rights of the people at the forefront of his mind. I know Steve will work hard for us every day as our state senator. Steve Fontana recognizes the need for change and will work tirelessly to help out those that need it. William C. Kohlhepp North Haven

izens to support Len Fasano by reelecting him to state senate. Len has worked diligently in the years he has been our state senator. He has received numerous legislative awards, fought against the largest tax increase in state history, and voted for legislation to cut and cap state gas tax. Len proposed tax reforms to benefit seniors and families, and has been a leader in promoting the health and economic security of Connecticut’s working families. He has truly worked hard for us, and I know he will continue to do so in the future. Barbara Eligio North Haven

Is that negative?

Worked diligently

To the editor: This is in response to a Citizen letter from the week of Oct. 12. I was happy to see the public hearing reopened in regard to the development of upper Washington Avenue. It gave people more opportunity to acquire a larger buffer zone. I was against this development. I do not feel Route 5 is the best place to put up residential housing, especially for college students who are walking or riding bikes. Safety was a big issue. Is that being negative? I do not live in the Washington Avenue area, but I

To the editor: I would like to ask our cit-

See Letters, page 16

Letters policy North Haven Citizen readers are invited to send letters on topics of general interest (no more than twice in a calendar month). Please do not exceed 300 words. We reserve the right to edit all letters submitted to the North Haven Citizen. From now until Election Day, political letters cannot exceed 100 words. We require that all letters be signed, and include daytime telephone numbers (for verification purposes only – numbers will not be published). Writers will be called to confirm authorship. Deadline is Tuesday by noon for Friday’s publication. U.S. Mail: Readers Opinions 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450 Email: news@thenorthhavencitizen.com


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Friday, October 26, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

Commentary An Ounce of Prevention

Is your supplement worth the cost? By V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH

The definition of a dietary supplement according to the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act is as follows: A dietary supplement is intended to support the diet; contains one or more dietary ingredients (such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids or other botanicals); is taken by mouth; and is labeled as a supplement. If the national statistics are true, at least half of readers of this column use some form of a dietary supplement. How much do you actually know about the supplements that you take? Are they safe and effective? If you only rely on information that you get from advertisements or health magazines that are supported by vitamin/supplement companies, you may be wasting your money — or worse, endangering your health. Before you take any dietary supplement, you need to do your homework and understand what you are taking, what the supplement is supposed to do and what might interact with the supplement. An excellent source for information about com-

mon supplements (and/or the elements of substances) is the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. Its website is nccam.nih.gov. The following information, taken from this website, is important facts you should know about dietary supplements: — Federal regulations for dietary supplements are different from the regulations governing prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for monitoring supplements after they have come to the marketplace. In general, the regulations for supplements are less strict. — A manufacturer is permitted to say that a dietary supplement addresses a nutrient deficiency, supports health, or is linked to a particular body function (such as immunity), if there is research to support the claim. Such a claim must be fol-

lowed by the words “This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” — Manufacturers do not have to prove the safety and effectiveness of a supplement before it is marketed. The monitoring of the product by the FDA comes after it is on the shelves for the consumer. The Federal Trade Commission is responsible for monitoring advertisement of the product. If the product is found to be unsafe or if the advertising has false claims, the supplement can be pulled from the marketplace. — You must watch for interactions with other supplements or medications that you take. — You should always tell your primary care provider about all the supplements you take. Over time, with scientific research, some supplements have been shown to be effective in preventing or treating a disease. Folic acid (a vitamin) has been shown to decrease certain birth defects. Vitamin and zinc preparations have been shown to slow the progression of mac-

ular degeneration (an eye disease.) Other supplements like Omega-3 fatty acids look promising. But for most supplements, more research is needed to “prove” effectiveness. Most supplements are harmless. However, while they may not harm you, they may not be helping you either. This may add an unnecessary expense to your budget. It is crucial, however, if you have a particular health problem, that you let your primary care provider know about all the dietary supplements that you take. In some instances, a supplement may cause you harm. (For example, extra potassium and kidney disease can be a dangerous combination.) The NCCAM warns that it is especially important to talk to your health care provider if you are: — Thinking about replacing your regular medication with one-or-more dietary supplements. — Taking any medications (whether prescription or over-the-counter), as some dietary supplements have been found to interact with medications. — Planning to have surgery. Certain dietary supple-

ments may increase the risk of bleeding or affect the response to anesthesia. — Pregnant or nursing a baby, or are considering giving a child a dietary supplement. Most dietary supplements have not been tested in pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children. The primary responsibility for supplement use safety falls on you, the consumer. Do your homework before you take a supplement. Another source of information about supplements is the FDA publication Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know. If you do have a reaction to a supplement or suspect something is wrong with a supplement, you can contact the FDA MedWatch program, 1-888-463-6332 or 1-800332-1088. For free written information on this topic, residents can contact the Quinnipiack Valley Health Distric at (203) 248-4528 or request info online at qvhd.org An Ounce of Prevention is a weekly publication of the Quinnipiack Valley Health District, which is located at 1151 Hartford Turnpike, North Haven. An Ounce of Prevention is written by QVHD Deputy Director V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH.

Portal to the past By Kyle Swartz The historical story depicted at the Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Hamden is an elucidating look into a country’s past struggles — with contemporary undertones. Located at 3011 Whitney Avenue, the new museum grew off from an original room within Quinnipiac University’s library, which had been setup as an exhibit on Ireland’s mid-19thcentury, generation-defining potato famine. Quinnipiac President and second-generation Irish-

American John Lahey, plus bagel magnate Murray Lender, had been amassing artwork and research materials on the subject since 2000. Together they built a moving collection which has much to tell viewers. Ireland’s potato famine, also known as the Great Hunger, occurred between 1845 and 1852, causing widespread food shortage across the country. During these lean years, it’s estimated that one million citizens died. Two million more immigrated to America (where their ancestors number around 40 million

today). Ireland’s population essentially was halved. In terms of population redistribution, this was an extremely significant event. It led to an influx of one nationality into the United States, playing a big role in the country’s rise to global power in the 20th century. But the museum also appropriately captures darker elements to this tale: for those who chose to remain behind, the human mortality and suffering, a legacy difficult to face. Lahey aptly compared continuing discomfort experienced by

the Irish when considering the Great Hunger to victims of assault who blame themselves for not doing more to prevent their personal tragedy. Like these analogous victims, though, Ireland has nothing for which to feel ashamed. It’s not what leads to calamity that ultimately defines us, but how we progress from misfortune. While Ireland underwent further anguish in centuries ahead, the country’s ongoing resiliency, and undeniable role in shaping modern America, both should be sources of

immense pride. Hamden’s Great Hunger Museum is an important portal to the past, opportunity to zip back through decades into an era when one country’s future hung in the balance. With the opening of this facility last week, it’s well worth a visit to understand better a previous, tumultuous time period which emanates cultural and socioeconomic present day implications. Kyle Swartz is editor of The North Haven Citizen and an editorial associate at the Record-Journal, Meriden.


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An activity fee is charged for non-residents to participate in the North Haven Senior Center. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. Activities offered include beginner pinochle, bridge, canasta, mah jongg, Senior Songsters and scrabble. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the starting date. Registrants will be notified by telephone if a course must be cancelled.

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Thursday, Nov. 29 - Mohegan Sun.

Senior happenings

Octoberfest - Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 11:45 a.m. Menu is bratwurst and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, crispy chicken cutlets with hunger’s mushroom sauce, German potato salad, rye bread and beverages. A fee is charged. Reservations are required. Medicare Made Clear Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m. Annual Holiday Bazaar Friday, Nov.16 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade

crafts, children’s activities, baked goods, raffle prizes, granny’s attic and refreshments. Parking is available. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. Tri-Town Christmas Party - Friday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 S. Colony Rd., Wallingford. Entertainment by Bob Giannotti. A fee is charged. Money will be collected Thursday, Oct. 11 through Thursday, Nov. 8. Check only. Transportation will be available. Make reservations early.

Senior Center Opportunities Singers - The Senior Songsters Choral Group meets on Tuesdays at 1 :15 p.m. and is looking for participants. Bingo caller - A bingo caller is needed for Fridays, from 12:45 to 3 p.m. For more information, call Sue at (203) 239-5432.

Programs Bocce - Bocce is scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior center. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call (203) 239-5432.

Stronger Seniors Now Mondays, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. The program features 30 minutes of strengthening exercise and 30 minutes of nurse led motivational health skills. Programs run through Oct. 15. A fee is charged. Memory Matters - Memory Matters, a seven week program, is scheduled for Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. The VNA Healthcare sponsors the program which features brain fitness activities, helps identify strategies to enhance brain function and learn about normal changes as you age. A fee is charged. For more information, call the Senior Center at (203) 239-5432. 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.

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Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Oct. 29 Line dance, 9 a.m. Computer class, 9 a.m. E-Z Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Canasta, 10:15 a.m. Computer Class, 10:30 a.m. Mini trip: Universal Drive, 10:30 a.m. Sit-ercise, 10:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Oil Painting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Beg. Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Hairdresser, 10:30 a.m. Health Guidance Clinic, 11 p.m. Oktoberfest celebration, 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 Line dance, 9 a.m. E-Z Exercise, 9:30 Errands, 10:30 a.m. Medicare Made Clear, 10:30 a.m. Sit-Ercise, 10:45 p.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, noon

Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Knitting with Eleanor, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. Chair Aerobics, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Memory Matters, 12:45 p.m. Sing-a-longs, 1 p.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Free cooking dessert demonstration, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 E-Z Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Footlighters, 10 a.m. Scrabble Challenge, 10 a.m. Benefits Quicklinks, 10:30 a.m. Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m. Wii Bowling, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m.

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Immunization program

Over 18,000 cases of pertussis have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control this year. The disease is also known as whooping cough, which is on the rise in many states, including Connecticut. Pertussis is particularly severe for infants, who are not fully protected against this terrible cough until they are one year old. The Quinnipiack Valley Health District offers the pertussis vaccine (in the form of Tdap-tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) to parents, grandparents, 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. An administration fee is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay this fee. Immunization clinics are held every 4-6 weeks. For more information, clinic dates and times, call QVHD at (203) 248-4528 or visit qvhd.org

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Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., was the honorary guest speaker at the Halfway Home Rescue’s seventh Annual Furr Ball, a recent fundraiser for animal rescue and adoption - mainly for cats. Dr. Siegel is the founder of ECaP (Exceptional Cancer Patients) and is the author of Love, Medicine & Miracles. Dr. Siegel is pictured with Stephanie Maselli, founder and President of Halfway Home Rescue. from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road. Visit ConnecticutHomecare. org for more information or call toll free 1 (866) 474-5230.

Veterans MS support group to meet The West Haven MS Support Group meets at the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital, Building 2, 950 Campbell Ave., in West Haven, every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. This meeting is for veterans only. For more information, please contact Mary Lou at (203) 932-5711, ext. 2276. There are more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an oftentimes debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter offers more than 30 support groups throughout Connecticut. These groups bring together people who share a common life experience as it relates to MS and its effects. For more information, visit ctfightsMS.org or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.

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

Masonicare campus, off Route 150, in Wallingford. Follow directions to the Sturges Entrance (Wellness Center) and park in visitor parking area E. For more information, call the clinic at (203) 679-5902 or the Masonicare HelpLine at 1-888-679-9997.

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consultation with Jo Ann call toll free 1 (866) 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 6 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. Call 1 (866) 474-5230(toll free) to register. 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 7-week course that focuses on enhancing brain function. Program includes fun brain fitness activities. A fee is charged. Call 1 (866) 474-5230(toll free) to register. Visit ConnecticutHomecare.org 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. Call toll free 1 (866) 474-5230 to register. To Toss or Not to Toss: Food Safety Join VNA Community Healthcare on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center at 189 Pool Road, for a lesson in food safety. The free program will review common misconceptions about food safety and will focus on how to safely prepare and store food. Visit Connecticut Homecare.org for more information or call toll free 1 (866) 474-5230. Healthy Organization Join VNA Community Healthcare and get tips and tools to keep your medical and health records organized. The free program will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13

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Halloween

The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 26, 2012 parties, while other practices in Ireland include lighting bonfires and having firework displays. Mass transatlantic immigration in the 19th century popularized Halloween in North America, and celebration in the United States and Canada has had a significant impact on how the event is observed in other nations like Australia, South America, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, and other parts of East Asia. Development of Halloween artifacts and symbols formed over time. For instance, the carving of jack-o-lanterns comes from the Samhein custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the dead in purgatory. The

turnip has been used in Ireland and Scotland, but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin, which is both much softer and much larger — making it easier to carve than a turnip. The American tradition of carving pumpkins began in 1837. The imaging of Halloween is derived from many sources including national customs, works of Gothic and horror classic literature such as novels Frankenstein and Dracula and classic horror films such as Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Werewolf, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon starring Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Claude Raines, Boris Karloff, Elsa Lancaster, and

Jeanette MacDonald. Elements of the autumn season, such as pumpkins, corn husks and scarecrows, are also prevalent. Homes are often decorated with these types of symbols around Halloween. Halloween imagery includes themes of death, evil, mythical monsters, and the occult. Black and orange are the traditional colors. Since the first decade of the 20th century, Halloween has been celebrated in the United States from coast to coast by people of all social, racial, and religious backgrounds. On Halloween, some people keep with the original practice of prayer,

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businesses. Is that negative? This would take pressure off the town, since Quinnipiac would have more control over housing. Is that negative? Quinnipiac said they were going to put in a medical school and did. Now they plan to add two more colleges here. Hamden has had problems with college students — and so has North Haven. Many people felt property values will be affected. I mentioned that. Is that being negative, or concerned? We

all have opinions and may differ, but we had opportunity to express these opinion. That’s a positive. I don’t know if the Department of Transportation gets involved with traffic and residential issues, since Route 5 is a state route with a local police department, but time will tell. I’m thinking positive that Planning and Zoning will stay in touch with this development as it progresses. Ann M. Ruocco North Haven

Continued from page 12 have lived in North Haven for 48 years and have attended many meetings in different districts, because I believe it’s all one town. Is that negative? I was in favor of changing the industrial zone to retail and commercial and changing regulations to allow Quinnipiac to build on its own campus. This would make it safer for students with access to classes, and free up more parking for

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Indians drub Sheehan, prepare for Hand Kevin Pataky and Toby Carmody Special to The Citizen North Haven High School’s Jalon White scored on a six-yard run at the 4:03 mark of the first quarter in Saturday night’s SCC Divisional matchup between the Indians and Wallingford’s Sheehan High School. Unfortunately for the Titans, White made a habit out of finding the end zone at Sheehan’s Riccitelli Field. The senior running back scored three times and rushed for a game-high 128 yards on 15 carries as the Indians defeated the Titans 427. “They’re kind of banged up, Sheehan, and a young team, too,” said NHHS varsity football head coach Anthony Sagnella.

Besides his touchdown in the first quarter, White scored at 5:56 of the second quarter and 5:45 of the third on runs of four and 10 yards, respectively. “Every year, somebody emerges who becomes statistically noticeable, and more importantly, becomes a huge role in the offense,” Sagnella said. “Jalon has been that guy this year. Jalon has been a piece of the puzzle for so many years, but now he is the puzzle.” “Fortunately, we have other kids who are capable of contributing. But Jalon is the guy who gets us out of jams,” the coach continued. “He turns losses into gains. He has the capability, which is rare. Not every kid has it. We’re fortunate to have him.” Indian Quincy Pecora

found the end zone at the 9:00 mark of the second quarter on an eight-yard scamper. Patrick Mikos returned a Sheehan fumble 21 yards with just over two minutes remaining in the first half to push the Indian advantage to 28-0. “When you go into the locker room at halftime with a lead like that, you tell the kids to keep playing hard,” Sagnella said. “You tell them to finish the game, to play until you take the other team out.” Cole Pecora added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter for the Indians from nine yards out. Sheehan’s lone score of the night came with 1:32 left in the third quarter when Kyle Paolella scored on a 31-yard run. With a large lead in the second half, Sagnella sent into the game many fresh uniforms from the bench. “I’m pretty sure we got just about everybody in,” Sagnella said. “We’re always developing See Football, page 19

Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky

Clockwise, from top left: NHHS’ Jalon White, Mike Halloran, Patrick Mikos, White, Christian Black following Patrick Vanacore’s block, Quincy Pecora.

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Indians compile 3-1 record in week nine By Ed Tantorski Special to The Citizen

North Haven Youth Football went 3-1 in week nine action. The North Haven eighthgraders (6-1-1) concluded the regular season with a victory over Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 34-16. Bowen Brennan began the scoring on a 41-yard touchdown run. Colin Finkle (4-4) added the 2-point kick to make it 8-0. Jack Styeinman connected to Kyle Melillo on a 12-yard pass to make it 16-0 in the first quarter. John Rielly, Dan Halloran and Brennan then had a defensive safety to make it 18-0. Billy Sgro returned a secondhalf kickoff 82 yards and the Indians were up 26-0. Steinman connected with Max Sullivan on a 55-yard touch-

down pass to close out the Indians scoring. CJ Somma and Brennan both added interceptions. Jake Tantorski, Kyle Duby, Brandon Ellis, Dustin Byrnes and Larissa Amaker all had key tackles on defense. The Indians will take on North Branford next Sunday in the opening round of the playoffs at Vanacore Field. North Haven’s sixth-grade squad defeated North Branford, 37-18. Alex Ciaburro scored first on a 60-yard run. Noah Pastore scored on a 55yard pass from Shamus Meehan. Meehan also scored on an 8-yard run, as did Anthony Bello. Jack Paruso also scored on a 20-yard run. Michael Collins and Vinny Depalma also ran well. The defense was led by Noah Pastor, Devan Brockamer, Aiden

Lillis, Arron Bell and Lou Mineri. North Haven’s fifth-grade team improved their record to 8-0, an undefeated regular season. The fifth grade team won Sunday against Branford, 26-7. North Haven started the game with a great offensive ground attack. Max Rivera and Joe Urtel moved the Indians down the field to set up one of Joe Wenzels’ touchdowns from two yards out. The Maroon and White defense came out on the field and played hard, not allowing one first down in the whole first half. Jeffrey Williston, Joe Vitale and Wenzel played the linebacker position and came up with great tackles for losses the whole game. Wenzel added a touchdown in the second quarter to put

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North Haven up 12-0 before half time. The Indians kicked off to start the second half of the game and Jaden Watson recovered the ball. Ethan Okwuosa then scored a touchdown on the first play, going 50 yards for the score. Joe Ranciato, Kyle Maruca, Luke Maruca, Jesse Lake, Al Piscitelli, Chris Hansen and Donny McInnis all had great plays on defense and only allowed Branford to one first down in the second half of the game. After playing great defense, Noah Perillie and Jack Priebe ran the ball on offense and helped North Haven control the offense. The last score came from Watson from 34 yards out and Jeff Williston added the extra point.

Owls tryouts The Connecticut Owls AAU baseball program has scheduled tryout dates for Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 at Shea 22 Athletic Training Facility, 222 Universal Drive. Tryouts are scheduled as follows: Ages 9 to 10, 9:30 to 10:10 a.m.; ages 11 to 12, 10:30 a.m. to noon; ages 13 to 14, noon to 1:30 p.m. and ages 15 to 18, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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The fifth-graders advance to the playoffs and will play Guilford next weekend in the first playoff game. North Haven fourthgraders (3-4-1) finished its regular season will a loss to a tough North Branford team (8-0) at home in Week 9. North Haven took an early 6-0 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by Anthony Rapuano. North Branford tied the score on its next possession and never looked back as they beat North Haven by a score of 396. The Indians were aided on defense with efforts by Patrick Lillis, Damian Carrano, Joe Masucci, Joe Pieper, Anthony Vigliotto and Amir Zureiqi. Ed Tantorski is a member of the NHYF executive board

Radio City bus trip St. Joan of Arc Parish, Hamden, has scheduled a bus trip to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Friday, Nov. 30. Bus departs the North Haven commuter parking lot A at 8 a.m. The trip includes time for lunch, sightseeing and the 4 p.m. show. For more information and cost, call Sue at (203) 248-1069.


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Fasano Continued from page 1 Connecticut has been noted as the worst place for people to retire; the state has one of the highest unfunded pension liabilities, one of the most unfriendly business climates and is one of the most expensive states to live in. Clearly, this is the wrong path for the State of Connecticut. As a husband and father of three children and for the future of Connecticut, we need to change the direction of the state. I would like my children to live in Connecticut and one day raise their families here, but that is becoming an unattainable goal. Working families across this state are finding it difficult to find a job and pay their bills. The burden facing every working family is heavy. And we need to reduce those burdens by lowering taxes, creating jobs and improving the economic health of this state by helping our middleclass. I will be that person in Hartford, who will continue to fight against higher taxes and stop the unnecessary spending. We need to chart a new course that makes our small businesses thrive. This will strengthen our economy and bring jobs to Connecticut. The bipartisan jobs bill, which I was happy to be a part of as a Republican working with Democrats and the Governor’s Office, was a good start, but we need to go further. Rather than giving $115 million to a multi-billion dollar hedge fund to move from Westport to Stamford, or giving $300 million to an out of state company, Jackson Labs, on a hope and a prayer that they will create 300 jobs in Connecticut by the 10th year, we should be doing the following: Use the tax credits to entice businesses to invest in themselves by buying new machinery or increasing the size of their operation. See that that money should also be invested in our tech schools to prepare them for existing high-tech manufacturing jobs in Connecticut. Low interest rate loans

through our community banks, who understand our local communities, to small businesses. That is investing our money in a manner that has a direct positive effect upon our economy by creating jobs, reducing unemployment and encouraging investments in Connecticut. We need to have consistency in our tax policy and regulations. Our current tax policies have lead to uncertainty in the business community. Finally, we need to make it affordable to live in this state. We need to eliminate the unfunded state mandates upon our municipalities that increase our property taxes. These bureaucratic mandates by the state have made it more difficult for working families to reside in Connecticut. This elimination alone could

have a significant decrease on our local property taxes. In addition, we need to roll back the state sales tax, eliminating taxes on nonprescription drugs and clothing under $50 -- this will put more money back into the pockets of working families. We need to help families who struggle day to day. As a lifelong resident of Connecticut and a smallbusiness owner, I am concerned about the future of our state. It’s time to travel down a road where ideas are generated in a bipartisan fashion through compromise and leadership. Incumbent Senator Len Fasano, Republican, is a candidate for reelection to Connecticut’s 34th senatorial district, which represents the towns of North Haven, East Haven, Durham and Wallingford.

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necticut right now,” Sagnella said. “We’re excited about it. It will require a great effort from our entire team.” “This is the direction we want to head,” he added. “We’re trying to compete at that level. And there’s nothing better for that than getting on the field with Hand.” Against Sheehan, NHHS kicker Sam Biller was a perfect 6-for-6 on extra point kicks. Information from a RecordJournal article was used in this piece. Citizen editor Kyle Swartz contributed to this article.

Continued from page 17 more things as we go along. In the third quarter, we sent out the younger running backs to play with the older, first-team linemen. This way, the younger guys got a chance to run the ball at the speed of the varsity game.” North Haven’s record now stands at 4-2, with a big game against top-ranked Daniel Hand coming up this Friday at home. “It’s a big stage for us, a great opportunity for us to play the best team in Con-

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Ghosts Continued from page 1 and wife, Shefts added, allegedly was violent. Among the more chilling photos shown to audience members by NPIS representatives, an image of the lighthouse at night appeared to show a ghostly man and small child staring out a rear window. Other evidence included white and grey mists, and erratically moving white orbs, both detectable only on film. NPIS investigators believed the two to be detectable mani-

festations of spiritual presences. “All of us have auras around us,” Firulli said. “In theory, who’s to say that our auras are not still attached to us in the afterlife?” Voices of spirits, Shefts suggested, talk twice as fast as the living’s voices. Numerous sound clips — recorded at places of alleged supernatural happenings — replayed for attendees seemed to contain swiftly uttered messages. These statements, Shefts said, were not made by anyone in the room at the time of recording. “All this is evidence we

gathered,” Shefts said. “We didn’t create any of this.” Among recordings presented by NPIS as possibly spiritual were incomprehensible whisperings, presences saying “help me” or “leave” and another using curse words at Firulli. “People always ask us to play that one back for them a lot of times,” Shefts said of the latter with a smile. The formal program culminated in a video in which investigators, at the Shanley Hotel in Napanoch, New York, politely asked a spirit to turn on a flashlight left un-

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Halloween Continued from page 16 reflection, and fasting, and others celebrate with costumes, candy, and parties. Regardless of how one may or may not celebrate Halloween, ghosts and goblins, witches on broomsticks, zombies, trick-or-treaters ringing doorbells, pumpkins, candy and spider webs, are

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Investigators took this picture — which could be a man and a child looking out a window — at Norwalk’s Sheffield Island Lighthouse. mitted to belief for certain. “It was interesting — I’ve never seen anything like this,” Pierce said. “I believe in this stuff — to a certain extent. So I do believe, but I’m still a little skeptical.” For more information — including all described photos, videos and recordings and more — visit northeastparanormal.org

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Continued from page 21 touched on a bed. In the video, the flash light turns on without anyone touching it, and then moments later turns off after NPIS examiners requested that the spirit do so. “We’d heard that the flashlight thing worked there, so we tried it out,” Firulli said. “What we showed you was our first time trying it. After that, the bulb burned out. The bulb no longer worked. It was a new bulb.” Shefts has been behind NPIS for about eight years, ever since he took a curiosity in the subject matter to the next level. “I followed my curiosity. I wanted to know what there was to be afraid of,” he said. “A lot of people are afraid of ghosts. I don’t know why. There’s nothing to be afraid of.” “All this is is history connecting with the present,” he added. “That’s all.” Throughout the two-hour function, NPIS members engaged attendees and asked their opinions about videos, pictures and recordings. Audience member, North Haven resident and believer in the supernatural Patty Gianotti thought NPIS brought convincing materials. “I think this could prove a lot to people out there who are skeptics,” she said. “I’ve had experiences with the supernatural. My house in North Haven is over 100 years old.” Kathy Pierce, of East Haven, also enjoyed the evening, but was not as com-

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 26, 2012 **LEGAL NOTICE ** TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN WARNING OF STATE ELECTION

The Electors of the Town of North Haven are hereby warned to meet at their respective polling places in said town on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, for the following purposes: to cast their votes for: PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS, UNITED STATES SENATOR, REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, STATE SENATOR, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, AND REGISTRARS OF VOTERS. Notice is hereby given that the polls will be opened at six o'clock in the morning (6:00 a.m.) and will remain open until eight o'clock in the evening (8:00 p.m.), the locations of the polling places by Voting Districts are: District 1 -- Mildred Wakely Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street; District 2 -- Montowese School, 145 Fitch Street; District 3-11 -- Ridge Road School, 1341 Ridge Road; District 3-34 -- Ridge Road School, 1341 Ridge Road; District 4 -- Green Acres School, 146 Upper State Street; District 5 -Clintonville School, 456 Clintonville Road. Applications for absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk's Office; said absentee ballots will be counted at the centralized location of Memorial Town Hall. A facsimile of ballots and instructions for completing the same are available in the Town Clerk's Office and in the office of the Registrar of Voters for public examination. Vote tabulators will be used. Dated at North Haven, Connecticut this 12th day of October, 2012. J. Stacey Yarbrough Town Clerk & Registrar of Vital Records/Tax Collector

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On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

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

(203) 639-1634

J. HALL Construction

Quality installation, service, drain cleaning. 203-514-0434 Discounts at www. simplydevineplumbing.com plm. 0286649-p1

Gonzalez Construction

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

ROOFS R US LLC All Roofing, Carpentry, Windows, Gutters, Siding. Since 1949. Financing. Credit Cards. 203-715-8850 #573358

R&R Plumbing For All Your Plumbing & Drain Needs. Affordable. 24 hr service. You deserve a little R&R! Call 203 530-2436

24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com 203-232-2600 Darrell

ROOFING

D & G PAVING

PLUMBING

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN

joe@gonzalezconstructionllc.com Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

PAVING

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

SIDING

CHEVROLET Chevelle SS 1970 396/350HP, Original $7400 or Best Offer Email or Call for Details: saundy6@msn.com 860-337-1990.

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 2004 ONLY $499 DOWN!* Leather, Heated Seats Stock #120216B *Does Not Include Sales Tax, Registration or DOC Fee

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE ROOFING, Siding, Decks, Gutters Lifetime Warranties Available Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com

Stock #12163A

*Does Not Include Sales Tax, Registration or DOC Fee

LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

LINCOLN MKZ 2008 AWD, Automatic, 4 Door Sedan Stock# 5696A

(203) 235-1686


26 AUTOMOBILES HONDA Civic EX, 2001. 2 Dr, Exc Cond, Power Windows, Power Doors, A/C, Sliding Sunroof, 5 Speed Manual, 132K, $4,825.00. Tel: 860-347-6550

The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 26, 2012 AUTOMOBILES

TRUCKS & VANS

TRUCKS & VANS

PONTIAC Grand Prix 2001 GT 68K Silver w/Black Leather Seats. PWSR, PWS, PWW, Auto. Bose Sound. Duel AC/Heat. 3.8 V6. Asking $6,575 Call Ale 860-6286929 No Answer Leave Message. SATURN S-Series 1997 Wagon 4-cyl. Auto. Green. Power Windows. Air Cond. ABS Brakes. Power Locks. Original owner. 97,000 Garage kept. $2,500 Call (203) 265-5025 after 5 pm

BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Beagle, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001.

4 Door Sedan, I4 CVT 2.5 S, Auto Stock# 12-986A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Apply Now BChevynow.com 1-866-879-1616

203-284-8986

GMC Sierra 1500 2008 4WD, Automatic, Crew Cab Stock# 269494

(203) 235-1686 ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL AKC registered. Top quality. Males & females. 1st shots. Raised in home. Both parents on premises. Ready for adoption. $1200. 203-272-8692

SUV’S SMART For Two 2008 Auto, 2 Door Cabriolet, 3 Cyl. Stock# P4094 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

FORMAL Dining Room Set for Sale. Good Condition. Comes with Table, 6 Chairs, Buffet with Hutch. All for $850 OBO Call 203-294-1617 or 203-988-7519 QUEEN Magnussen Cherry 5 pc bedrm set: 2 nghtstd, dresser & mirror, men’s chest, 4 post bed w canopy. Purch new 8/09, excellent cond. $1800. Pics avail. 203 464 0966. VICTORIAN Light Oak Dining Rm Hutch, Dry Sink, Pedestal Table 48” Round w/18” Leaf. 6 Carved wooden chairs. $400 Must pick up. Call Sharon (203) 631-9480

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

PONTIAC G5 2008 2 Door, 4 Cylinder, Automatic Stock# 13-442A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

SUBARU Legacy 1996 Sedan Original owner. 160K Runs great! AWD. Auto. $1700. Power windows. Moonroof. Call Wayne 203-848-0707

(203) 818-3300 SUBARU Outback 1999 Runs good, 5 spd, AWD. $1950 OLDSMOBILE Sierra 1994 Low miles, 1 owner. $1750 CHEVY Blazer 2000 Runs good. $2850. Call (203) 213-1142

CHEVY Explorer Express 1998 Garaged, exc.cond Low hwy miles. Full power, reclining captain seats (2 removeable). Pwr bench/full bed. $5900 OR BEST OFFER 203-980-5344

Kia Sportage EX 2006 SUV. 6-cyl. Auto. Red w/gray interior. Power windows. Sliding rear window. Tinted windows. Pwr. locks. Tilt steering. Fog lights. Roof rack. Adult driven. Nonsmoker. Original owner. Recent state inspection. Very clean. Well maintained. 78,335 Excellent condition. $10,500 203-215-9346

DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT 2001 127K, Well Maintained. New Tires. Good Condition. $2900/Best Offer. Call 203-634-0562

LABRADOR Retriever Pups AKC & OFA Registered. Vet certified. Health guaranteed. Parents used in therapy. $850. 860 681-5402 https://sites.google.com/ site/redriverretrievers1 TWO COCKATIELS Plus Large Ornate Cage on Wheels. $400. (203) 284-0635

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

CINDY’S Weekly Sale Event 10/24- 10/30

20% OFF All WALL DECOR (cannot be combined with any other offer) CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com Jack 1-866-879-1616

Pontiac Grand Prix 2002 FWD, 6 Cylinder, Automatic Stock# 5649A

(203) 235-1686

TOYOTA AVALON 2006 4 Door Sedan, Touring, Automatic Stock# 12-396A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

FORD F-150 XLT 2003 4WD SuperCrew, Styleside Stock# P4080BB Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

SATURN S SERIES SL1 2002 $2,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-2

TOYOTA YARIS 2007 4 Door Sedan, Automatic Stock# 13-410A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

SUZUKI XL7 2008 AWD, Premium with 3rd Row Stock# P4097 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

EXC Cond formal French Provincial sofa, tufted back, fruitwood trim. Elegant beige/ taupe fabric, xtras. $350.

(203) 818-3300 NISSAN TITAN 2004

CLASSIC & ANTIQUES

Millions of people look to Marketplace everyday. It’s used news.

CORVETTES Wanted 1953-1972 Any condition. Competitive professional. Licensed & Bonded. www.corvettebuyer.com 1-800-850-3656

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

Will Deliver

Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

Nissan Altima 2009

PETS & LIVESTOCK

4WD, King Cab SE, Automatic Stock# P4080AA Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

CARS & trucks wanted. Highest prices paid. Running or not. Immediate removal. Call (203) 987-7124

Brand new lge rectangle decorative gold frame mirror-$100. Like new modern white laminated double dresser w/brass trim. $100. 203 265-2056

1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$

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

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys costume & Napier jewelry, old bank items, collectibles, old lamps, old post cards, old tin toys old coffee grinders 203-639-1002 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

1950’S Formica Kitchen Table w/ 6 Chairs. Orange & Gray Apple Design. 2 Chairs have small tear in seat, $500. Mobility Scooter, Needs Battery $650. Snapper, Riding Lawn Mower. Briggs & Stratton Engine, $500. & Porch Swing w/Canopy $25. Call 203-2355017 Please Leave Message. 23 People Needed TO lose 5-100 Pounds! Dr. Recommended! Guaranteed 877-586-2829 23 PEOPLE NEEDED TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779 CEMENT BLOCKS Average 100 lbs each. Use for fill or whatever. FREE. Call (203) 605-8591

JOURNEY Concert at Mohegan Sun Nov. 2nd. 4 tickets, Sec. 21, Row M, seats 1,2,3,4, Facing the stage in lower level. $365 --Far lower price then any ticket site! Call 203-630-3063 LADIE’S LEATHER JACKETS 2 sizes - Med & Large. $5 & $15 Call for more info 203 634-7709 STROLLER for Infant Car Seat. Excellent Condition $45 or best offer. (203) 238-3744 WILD & HOT Halloween costume items. Crates of intimates, club wear and lots more. Most Sm/Med sizes. $2 and up. Oct 25 - 27 Only! Please call (860) 667-4227 for info & dir. Bring a friend.

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

WANTED TO BUY

CLEANEST Seasoned Firewood in state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. Mike 203 631-2211 FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Handtools, Old, used, and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

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

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142 MATERIALS, Appliances, Leftovers, etc to use in building/ renovation of home. If you have it, I probably need it! Cabinets, siding, hdwd floorings, tiles, lighting, fixtures, appls, plumbing (jet tub), whatever! Call with specifics & price (203) 634-3210 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED By Private Collector. Bradley & Hubbard, Parker an Miller Parlor Heaters & Oil Lamps, Also Angle Lamps & Parts. Call 203-537-3941 WANTED TO BUY Junk Vehicles. Buying Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles. Paying Cash. 203-630-2510 or 203-631-0800


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Friday, October 26, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN. 2 BR house for rent, large sunporch, large yard. $1200/mo. (860) 828-0754 WALLINGFORD Central Location 2BR/1BA; 5 Rooms; 1500 SQF; Central Air/Heat; Washer /Dryer; Hdw Floors; Excellent Rental History. $1200/M Call Mark (203) 530-7084

FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1 BR Stove and refrigerator included. No pets. $750 + security. (203) 376-1259

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 1st flr, 2BR, kitchen, LR, DR, bath, recently remodeled. $750/mo. Ready to move in.203-886-6977 & 203-565-4719 MERIDEN 1 & 2 Br apts. Hdw floors, fridge & stove, off St prk, laundry rm. Clean & safe w/ fresh paint. Starting at $575. Call Jonah 203-430-0340.

MERIDEN

1 BR & Studios Available Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. Starting at $595 203-639-8751

Job description: Experienced reporter to cover Cheshire for the Record-Journal staff. Flexible schedule includes nights and weekends. This is a 32-hour position.

General Assignment Editor Jeffery Kurz reporterjob@record-journal.com or to his attention at: Record-Journal 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom Apts Nice Kitchen, Big Living Room. Gas Heat. $825 53 & 55 South Cherry St. Call Mike 203-376-2160

MERIDEN 1BR

WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 2nd FLR Stove/Refridg, Off St Pkng. No Pets/Smking. $775 + utlis. 2 months sec. Call 203-265-6089 Available Dec 1st!

Stove & Refrigerator, Heat & Hot Water incl. Lease, Sec & Refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BR, Large 3rd Floor Apartment. Appliances included. Off street parking. Freshly painted. $775 plus security. Cook Ave. (203) 314-4964 MERIDEN 3 Bedroom Apt Eat-In Kitchen. Big Living Rm. Oil Heat. 9 Guiel Place. $1050. Call Mike 203-376-2160 MERIDEN 3 BR Apartment 250 West Main St. $850 Plus utilities. One and a half months security. Small pet OK. (203) 589-1010 MERIDEN 3 BR. 2nd Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $900. Call Will 860-834-2876 MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Newly renovated 2 BR. LR, DR. Kitch, 1BA. NEW Appls, Off St. Parking. No pets, No Smoking. Hard Wood Flrs. Quiet Area, $900 Call 860-655-3888 MERIDEN Private & Clean. 1 BR, LR, Kit & pvt bath. 1st Floor. $750/mo. Lease & sec deposit required. No pets. (203) 235-2372

Under New Management

Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 650 or over. Please call 203-630-2841 WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $850. 203-269-7348

2 BR Available

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs - CLEAN Starting at $575. Security & refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! 203-443-2299 or 203-537-6137

2 BR Available

Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

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Requirements: Ability to cover breaking news, plus develop stories from town beat, including regular meeting coverage. Requires an ability to develop sources and provide insightful coverage of a municipality. Also required are feature writing, the ability to take photos and video, contribute daily to web content, provide content for social media, including Twitter and Facebook, and the ability to write on deadline.

MERIDEN- Nice 2 BR. No pets. $795 per mo, deposit, credit & references. 25 Griswold Street. Please Call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN-2BR, 1st Flr. Brand New Cond. & New Appli. Off St. Parking. $850 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN. 2nd flr, 3 BR, w/d hookup, LR, DR, kit, $1025/ month. Call 203-284-5843

MERIDEN 1 BR 1st Flr. Apartment Available. LR, KItch & BA. Private & Clean. Off St Parking, Section 8 approved. $700 + utils Contact 203-379-0454

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WALLINGFORD 2BR 1st Floor $850 Per Month, No Pets Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212 WALLINGFORD. 5 rm, 2 BR, 1st flr, 2 family. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utilities. Call 203-284-1853

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WANTED TO RENT

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN 77 WARREN STREET House to share. Newly renovated. $550 per month. Includes all utilities Call 203-440-2745

MERIDEN- 8600 Sq FT w/ Loading Dock & Drive Overhead Doors, Showers, Skylights, Retail Exposure. $2K/mo. obo 203-443-0819

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN-Well maintained ranch on a quiet st. This home features 6 rooms, 3BRs, kitchen, LR & DR. 1.5 Bas, 2 fireplaces plus 1 car gar set on a nice lot. $155,900. Call Sue Farone for details 203-265-5618

Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ With electricity & heat Available Now. 203-751-1977

WALLINGFORD. $299,900 Charming 2 fam. Offers poss. of becoming a 3. All new windows, 3 new furn. & water heaters, bath & kit updates, high ceilings, porches, paved drive w/ off st parking. Call Nicky Waltzer 203-265-5618

NORTH HAVEN 4 BR Ranch. 2 Full BA. Oversized Detached 2 Car Garage. Beautiful Sun Porch. $250,000 Call Jim 203239-7035 for appt.

HELP WANTED AUTO TECH, Experienced, FT/PT, Excellent Wages & Benefits. Call 203-284-8989 or Fax 203-269-1114.

ATTITUDE OVER RESUME

CALL TODAY, START TOMORROW! $500.00 Base (860) 329-0316 MERIDEN-$299,900 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300

HELP WANTED

General Labor HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED! Meriden Area/Nov-Dec Long term positions also avail. Conditions apply.

Fall rush is here & we need you! 25 openings must be filled immediately. Customer Service/Appointment Setter. Manager Trainees Must be 18 or older w/ good attitude.

MERIDEN Room For Rent, All Util, Share Kitchen, Bath & LR. Washer & Dryer, Off Street Parking. $125 Per Week. 2 Weeks Security. $50 key deposit. 203 605-8591

Branford

BODY PERSON/PAINTER 3-5 yrs exp. Full Time. Great benefits. Apply in person. 12 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford

Customer Service/ MGMT

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

HOUSES FOR SALE

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

MERIDEN Room in Large Home. Utilities. No Pets. Must be Quiet. Credit Check, Sec. Deposit. $170 per wk. Call 203-715-8850

995 Day Hill Rd.

WANTED House in quiet, residential Meriden area. 3 BR, 2 Baths, Gas Heat, with driveway. Finished Lower Level. Will pay $1375. Call 860 343-8496

WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. No deposit w/2nd mo FREE w/good credit & landlord history only. 203-639-4868 WLFD 2 BR Townhouse End unit. Beautiful yard. Quiet st. DW, WD hookups. Off st parking. Responsive mgmt. No pets. No smoking. $1050/mo+ sec. 203-626-2320

Windsor

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

Contact HCM @ 203-634-8427 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Full time maintenance tech for local manufacturer. Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by performing preventative maintenance and repair on motors, production machines. Will also be responsible for general plant maintenance as required. Experience driving forklift desired. Qualified candidates fax resume to 203-639-7070 or email to nancy@flexobags.com MANUFACTURING Co. in Cheshire. FT, Perm. Fab/ Welder & Auto Cad Operator. Fab/Welder needs to be able to read blue prints & Auto Cad Operator needs to be proficient w/Auto Cad 2010. Must have exp. Salsco, Inc.offers a variety of benefits. Email resume to s.clark@salsco.com MANUFACTURING OPEN HOUSE ADECCO/ Radio Frequency Systems There will be an open house taking place in the ADECCO on-site office at Radio Frequency System on Wednesday 10/31. This open house is only intended for individuals with previous manufacturing or warehouse experience. Qualified responders should have previous small parts assembly experience, warehouse experience, and mechanical abilities. Open house will take place on the hours of 2:00pm to 7:00pm. At Adecco/RFS location: 175 Corporate Court, Meriden, CT 06451

One Summit Place

HELP WANTED DISHWASHER, Full time, $9/hr to start. Apply in person 9-3pm, Ask for Jim: Rustic Oak Restaurant, 165 Washington Ave, No. Haven, CT, 203-239-1107 INSTALLERS for Gas, Wood & Pallet Stoves. Not Afraid of Heights or Hard Work. FT Position. Call after 5pm 860-417-9379 NOW HIRING for the new Sinergee Nightclub, Bartenders, Wait Staff, Security, House Dancers, DJs and Full Time Lighting Guy. Open Call - Sat. 10/27, Sat. 11/3, Sat 11/10 & Sat 11/17. 10am-2pm at 16 Colony St. Meriden. Bring resume. Experience required for most positions. Or email resume to evcarusone@yahoo.com

PORTER Full-time/2nd shift Mi ll e r Me m o r ia l C o m m u n it y , Inc. has an opportunity for se l f- mot iv a te d , r e sp ons ib le candidate to join their housekeeping team. The candidate will be skilled in floor care (carpet cleaning and buffing), and have the ability to perform various tasks necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the facility. Must be able to wo rk a n y sh if t, i n c lu di n g weekends. Please contact the Personnel Manager at (203) 237-8815 x 314 or fax resume to (203) 630-3714. Drug screen and criminal background check required/EOE ROOFERS/SUBCONTRACTORS NEEDED. EXPERIENCED ONLY. 203-879-7551 OR 203-915-1810 SHEET METAL MECHANICS AND APPRENTICES STEADY WORK EXCELLENT BENEFITS CALL 860-828-3762 WAREHOUSE We are in need of a responsible, self motivated person who is proficient with computers and detail oriented. This is a multi tasking position with duties that include picking and packing orders, processing shipments via computerized Fed Ex and UPS systems, loading and unloading trucks and material storage. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs. Fax resume to Ray 203-284-0886.


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TwoTank Steam Mop

Disinfects 99.9% of bacteria Comp. $119

79

$

Above Ground Pool Covers

(includes winch & cable) 15' Round........................................29.99 18' Round........................................39.99 21' Round........................................59.99 24' Round........................................69.99 28' Round........................................89.99

All Purpose Tarps

Plates, cups & napkins

2

5' x 7'

10' x 20'

20' x 30'

12'x24...................................39.99 16'x24'..................................54.99 16'x32'..................................64.99 16'x36'..................................69.99 18'x36'..................................79.99 20'x40'..................................99.99 25'x45'................................129.99 30'x50'................................159.99

Ripstopper

Industrial Tarps

Rust-proof poly-carbonate grommets - UV treated Tear resistant -90% Heavier than standard grade tarps! 8'x10'

16'x20'

8.19

32.79

12.29

61.49

20.49

81.99

12' x 16'

24.99 101.99

15' x 30'

19.69

101.99

12.99

30.69 108.99

30.69

129.99

2.39 6' x 8'

3.29

13.69

12' x 25'

20.69

41.19

20' x 40'

53.99

8' x 10'

16' x 20'

25' x 45'

5.49

21.99

67.99

10'x 12'

8.29

18' x 20'

30' x 50' 30' x 60'

10'x12' 10'x20'

Sunbeam® & more!

Made in Turkey

2’x4’................... 25 $ 2’2”x7’10”........ 60 $ 3'3x5'4”........... 60 $ 5'3x7'10”..... 150 $ 6'7x9'6” ...... 200 Twin Size $ 7'10”x10'10”.. 300 King Size

12'x16'

12'x25'

25'x40' 30'x50'

SAVE

50% 30 50

$ Comp $60................................................... $

(Twin Controls) Comp $100......

Super Soft Microplush Blankets

Fleece Sheet Sets Twin

12

$

Full................................................................... 15 $ Queen .......................................................... 18 $ King ............................................................... 20 $

15

$

Twin

18

$

20

$

Full/Queen

King

Windshield Washer Fluid -20F

20'x30' 20'x40'

8

Extraordinary quality! 70% savings! $

Triple Tube

$

$

$

$

1

Comp. $16.99

In Ground Pool Covers

$ WE RARELY LIMIT QUANTITIES!

Holds half face cord of wood

Commercial Grade Winter Pool Covers

Waverly Designer Fall Party Goods

Comp. $7.99

41” Outdoor Log Rack

Single Tube

$

Rust-proof grommets every 3-4 ft. Polypropylene weave for added strength. Easy to clean. A size for your every need!

Flannel Back Table Cloths

Booster Cables

Comp. $35

Squirrel-proof Bird Feeder

Single Suet Cake

$

HOOVER®

Magic Blinds

25

$

13

$

50lb Black Oil Sunflower Seed .................29 $ 25lb Nyjer Thistle Seed ........................................... 25 $ 25lb Signature Blend...................................................... 22 $ 15lb Songbird Blend........................................................ 10

KLOK®

11.5” Fry Pan..... 9 $ 1 Qt. Sauce Pan.. 5 $ 2 Qt. Sauce Pan.. 7 $ 3 Qt. Sauce Pan.. 9

60” Fiberglass Driveway Stake....1.99

16’ long, 6 guage, 400 amps. Clamps fit both top and side posts. Storage bag included.

Enviro-log Fire Log - 6 Pk

Ceramic Knives

$

150

ea.

Super Heavy Duty Booster Cables

•Easy clean Xylan Plus non-stick coating •Assorted colors 50

48” Fiberglass Driveway Marker w/ reflector

1

$

$

$

6 Ft Folding Banquet Table

6

6/$

Twists, floods, 3 ways, incandescent style, candelabra & globes

Sold nationally for $3,450

149

48” Fiberglass Driveway Stake

All Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Model # MF3800 2,200 sq ft. Pellet/Multifuel Burning Stove

$

•Rust resistant, all steel Powder coated frame. •Waterproof cover. •Roll up double zipper door for easy access Compare $315

• Rust Resistant, all steel Powder coated frame. •1 piece UV treated waterproof cover. • Roll up zipper door for easy access Compare $585

• Heat up to 2,200 sq. ft. • Burn wood pellets, corn or cherry pits without changing firepot *May be special order in some stores

Wood cabinet, 1500 watts heats up to 1500 sq. ft. Compare $219

99 19999

10’X10’X8’ Peak Style Storage Shed

11’X20’X8’ Peak Style Storage Garage

Cumberland Stove Works®

4-Element Infrared Heater Cabinet

8

5

89

20”x10.75”x23” Comp. $100

LifeSmart®

99

$

Duraflame Stove

$

Fully assembled. Energy saving all LED technology. 1500 watts - 5,200 BTUs. Stays cool to the touch. With remote control.

Or 40¢ each Contractor Heavyduty Trash Bags 20 Ct

24” Poly Leaf

$

100 - 200

3999

$

95

12

$

Winter Coats

9

2 heat settings 1500 watts

$

$

$

Choose from 10 famous labels!

Comp. $49.99

55,000 BTU fan-forced Comp. $139

Side pockets, mesh lining Black - Navy

ea

Comp.$18

Propane Construction Heaters

$

Men’s Warm-up Pants

5

4

$

Performance pants & capris. Cotton-spandex

Comp. $25 & more!

Famous Sporting Goods Maker

$

$

$

7

$

Crewneck Sweatshirts

Your Choice

Ladies Midweight Thermal Tops & Bottoms

Comp. $24

Ladies Active Bottoms

Fruit of the Loom®

Crews & pull on pants

Famous Label

10

$

Comp. $35-$50 Your Choice

Sweats

Comp. $10-$20 YOUR CHOICE:

WICKS MOISTURE!

Heavyweight Crews, Hoodies, Full Zips & Pants

Comp. $20

Patented Triple Riveted Corner Grommets

Industrial Tarps Twice as Strong™ New technology stops rips

LOOK FOR MANAGER’S UNADVERTISED SPECIALS IN ALL OUR STORES EVERY WEEK!

199 299

4 5 9 $ Boot Gaiters..... 10 $

Ear Warmers....... $ Neck Gaiter.......... $ Balaclava...............

-35F De-Icer

Boot Not Included

We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards & All Major Credit Cards

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We warmly welcome

R


North Haven Citizen Oct. 26, 2012