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Budget passes by 96 votes By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

In Tuesday’s town-wide referendum, voters approved North Haven’s proposed fiscal year 2013-14 budget of $86.85 million. Of residents who voted, including 16 absentee ballots, 669 were in favor of the budget while 573 were against — a difference of 96. The total referendum turnout of 1,242 represents eight percent of North Haven’s 15,303 registered voters. “I see the result in two ways,” First Selectman Michael Freda, who had endorsed the budget, said Wednesday. “On one hand, I’m happy that the budget passed, because it allows us to retain the level of town services, and also add some capital which may increase services.” “But when I look at it, I also see that 46 percent of people voted against the budget,” he

continued. “That’s something that really interests me. From that standpoint, I realize that the group that voted against is a group that I have to carefully consider for the future. That’s a group that essentially cannot afford to pay more taxes.” The $86.85-million budget, which municipal officials indicated will maintain town services as is, is a 2.1-percent increase, or $1.8 million more, over the current budget. Driving up costs are two main factors: civic employee health insurance, and shrinking state aid for municipalities as Connecticut faces ongoing deficit problems. The budget raises the current mill rate of 26.54 by 1.56 mills to 28.10. A property-owner of a house approximately valued at $300,000 will now pay an extra $327 in yearly town taxes. See Budget, page 20

Affordable housing concern sparks P&Z debate By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Passed on party-line vote, a text amendment approved May 6 by the Planning and Zoning Commission prompted debate about the possible disadvantage of North Haven’s decreasing affordable housing percentage. The amendment was part of a proposal to build 140 market-rate units in a single structure on 162 State St. Democrat commissioners James J. Giulietti and Theresa Ranciato-Viele believed that approving the development with only market-rate units would negatively affect North Haven by lowering the town’s already-low percentage of affordable housing stock. Their concern comes as developers in recent years have cited North Haven’s affordable percentage as legal basis for allowing large developments of such housing

stock. Connecticut statute caps affordable housing at 10 percent of total homes. North Haven is at approximately 4.7 percent. Recently, developers seeking construction of 76 units — including affordable homes — on 14.9 acres at 500 Middletown Ave cited North Haven’s low percentage as proving legal basis for P&Z approval, despite several commissioners’ stated opposition and public protest of the project. “Because we don’t have enough affordable housing as defined by the state, we’re subject to applications coming in front of us that we know a court is likely to tell us that we have to take it whether we like it or not,” Giulietti said May 6, during deliberations about the text amendment. “If you build 140 units, and none fit within the equation of affordable, we go backwards. We’re worse off.”

“There’s a question for the board: look, are we going to continue to allow develop-

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Parade this Saturday By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen Hundreds of marching musicians, scouts, shriners, youth athletes, buglers, dignitaries, municipal officials and, of course, local veterans will proceed through town streets on the morning of May 25 for North Haven’s 67th annual Memorial Day Parade. “The parade is recognition of the day set aside for U.S. veterans who died in service of this country,” said Charles Morrissey, former commander of the Connecticut and North Haven American Legion. “Attending the parade is a mark of respect. It lets the families of the fallen know that someone cares about the fact that their father, mother, child or relative died in defense of the coun-

try.” The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. on Bailey Street, works its way onto Maple Avenue and advances toward Church Street, before finishing in front of the grandstand on the Town Green across from town hall. Participating state dignitaries include U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who will give a speech at the grandstand during Memorial Day ceremonies after the parade concludes. The 2013 Grand Marshall is Domenic Falcone, longtime member of North Haven’s American Legion Post 76, which organizes the yearly event. “This day is very important to the town’s veterans,” said Dan Riccio, Post 76 Commander. “We would want every-

See Debate, page 9

All in for playoff season Citizen photo by Kevin Pataky

North Haven High School varsity baseball huddles before the bottom of the third against Foran in the final game of the regular season. For the complete story, see page 19.

See Parade, page 8


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 24, 2013

Local novelists share tips By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

forts on his fourth historicalfiction novel, urged prospective writers to work based on hypothetical readers. “You have to have some kind of audience in mind,” he said. “Don’t just write a book and say, ‘here it is, come and buy it.’” “I write for my readers,” he added. “And I welcome their constructive criticism, because it helps me become a better author. Readers also spread the word about your book, which is especially important today, when book publishing is so competitive.” Several people in the audience had questions about the process of self-publishing.

“You have to remember that with self-publishing, the author is the customer,” Lombardi said. “You are a customer of a business that wants to get every single penny out of the author. You have to realize that you should do as much on your own as you can do.” For instance, Lombardi, said, once she had estimated See Novelist, page 6

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We strive to bring you the most accurate and upto-date information available each week, but if you see something in the North Haven Citizen that isn’t quite right, give our news department a call at (203) 317-2232. In a May 10 front-page story, a local mother’s blog was incorrectly identified. The blog’s name is We regret the error.

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Aspiring writers and loyal readers had opportunity to converse directly with local, self-published authors at a May 11 symposium in the North Haven community room. “We’re all fiction authors, but we all write a little bit differently,” said historical-fiction novelist Paul Colella to over a dozen attendees of the Saturday-morning event. Joining him was novelist Ann White Lombardi, hardboiled murder mystery writer Michael Draper, and Molly D’Andrea, a North Haven eighth-grader who

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Schools locked down during police search By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Yaccarino joins in trail clean up State Representative Dave Yaccarino joined students and school officials in North Haven to take part in a trail cleanup on Saturday, May 18. Student members from “Project Green,” a club at North Haven High School, the group’s director Anthony Giordano, students from Clintonville Elementary School and their principal Lauretta Dowling, all participated in the trail clearing. The trails, behind Clintonville Elementary School, were donated by the North Haven PTA in 1999 but have not been groomed in some time. Dowling plans to use the trails for science and learning projects now that they are cleared. Yaccarino represents the 87th District covering North Haven.

Academic administrators locked down the North Haven high school and middle school on May 17 as local police searched surrounding grounds for a fleeing burglary suspect. At 7:30 a.m. last Friday, an Elm Street resident was awoken by a noise originating from the rear door of his condominium, according to police. The noise continued for several minutes, prompt-

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Novelist Continued from page 2

that her publisher might charge up-to $10,000 to edit her manuscript, she instead bought a $100 computer program called Editor. “It went through and caught my mistakes,� she said. Colella urged authors to investigate thoroughly any self-publishing company prior to purchasing services. “Do your research,� he said. “I spent six months researching before I took the plunge. If a self-publisher is legitimate, it should have an address, name, contact info, a Better Business Bureau report, author reviews and reader reviews.� Draper said that he found his self-publisher by attend-

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North Haven Police Chief Thomas J. McLoughlin is one of three Connecticut police chiefs being honored by the Police Commissioners Association of CT with a Distinguished Chief Award. McLoughlin is being recognized for 35 years of police service to North Haven, and his many accomplishments including his successful implementation and partnering with other police agencies to introduce innovative police programs including SWAT, accident reconstruction and canine use. These programs have maximized the use of tax dollars and expanded police services for North Haven. Also cited is McLoughlin’s ongoing commitment to the community through his many volunteer activities over the years. The award is scheduled to be presented to Chief McLoughlin at dinner meeting of the PCAC on May 29 at the Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange. Members of the community are welcome. For more information and tickets, contact Betty Pacquin at (203) 4813330 or


Friday, May 24, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen

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Grant to clean up former Circuit-Wise property Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore Len Fasano, and State Representative Dave Yaccarino announced that the state of Connecticut has awarded a $194,100 grant to North Haven to clean up a the blighted brownfield site at 400 Sackett Point – the former home of Circuit-Wise. The grant was requested by North Haven through First Selectman Mike Freda. The grant will fund an environmental investigation and assessment – a necessary step to meet the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) remediation standard regulations and enable the transfer of the site. The assessment will enable design and implementation of appropriate remedies to soil and groundwater impacts in accordance with state regulations. Phase I of the proposed project will create 35-50 jobs. Phase II — build out of the construction and demolition materials handling system — will create between 70-100 news jobs.

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Co-organizers of the annual Memorial Day Parade and local veterans, American Legion Post 76 Commander Dan Riccio, left, and Charles Morrissey, past town and state American Legion commander.

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ments of sizeable housing projects and just ignore this problem?” he continued. “Because what happens is that it bites us later on.” The amendment ultimately approved May 6 modifies North Haven guidelines to allow housing units which contain certain healthcare amenities, and which are for residents 55 or older, within a medical service area. Requirements include that the development be at least 160,000 square feet, sit on four acres of land, contain 1,000square-feet of medical office space, and operate within 750 feet of a 125,000-square-foot medical development, wellness center and also a state-licensed hospital. Meriden Attorney Ceneviva Meriden and Development Principal John Orsini presented the amendment as part of plans to construct such a medical-themed, 55and-older, 140-unit, $14-million community at 162 State St. Several P&Z members pointed out that the proposed structure would be the only place in town capable of meeting the modifications. The community would abut the new medical center on Devine Street, within 750 feet of the new, 20,000-square-foot Yale-New Haven Hospital branch in North Haven. “This, to me, would be considered spot-zoning, because there’s no other spot in North Haven that this pertains to,” Ranciato-Viele said. “In what way does this help North Haven? I see this as helping a developer.” “When you spoke to our staff,” she asked Ceneviva, “was affordable even mentioned? There’s a need for that. The population you’re

talking about, those people do need some sort of affordable housing. And we’re at less than five percent of affordable housing in this town. So you proposing this would mean that our equation is going to be even worse.” Giulietti concurred. “Does this help older people who are income restricted?” he asked. “The answer’s no.” However, Republican members Ronald Penton, Chairman Vern E. Carlson and Secretary Curtis D. Andrews, Sr. believed positives outweighed negatives. “It’s not perfect, but I think it would be a good thing to have in that location,” Penton said. North Haven Land Use Ad-

ministrator Alan Frederickson agreed. “I think it’s an excellent use of that property, and it just finishes that whole complex,” he said. “I think that we should approve this. It sounds like spot-zoning, but the proposal for this regulation is unique to this piece of property, and we all know that.” Ceneviva had made a similar point about proximity to the healthcare complex earlier in the meeting. “This would be a natural progression of providing elderly housing in that medical epicenter,” he said. Public comment opinions were mixed. “We all know that we have to increase our affordable housing stock,” said long-

time P&Z commenter Mary White, “or we will continue to be harassed and bullied by developers who want to overdevelop land and who misuse the affordable housing state statute in order to make huge profits.” Jay Bard didn’t like the way which the developer was seeking project approval. “In general, I’m not in opposition to the project,” Bard said. “What I am in opposition to is the fact that they are trying to present a regulation that the board is going to be tied into. And it is geared specifically to this property, so that when they come back, you are forced to accept it.” Resident Sherman Katz said that he thought he lived

closest in town to the proposed development. “This would be a good neighbor for the community,” Katz said. “And it’s a tax gain. It’s a lot more that what we’re getting on it now. And I doubt that anything else that would go in there in the next 20 years which would even compare to what the town would gain from this.” Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Board member Jim Augur was also in favor. “We believe this development will have a large and positive impact on town,” he said. “It represents a significant investment, an opportunity for job creation. It will

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Blacksmith shop on Historical Registry

The North Haven Historical Society would like to recognize Rosemary Addario for her efforts to successfully list a portion of her property on the State Register of Historic Places. Rosemary worked with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, compiling structural, historical and architectural information on a barn located on her property. Research revealed that the barn was formerly the George Munson Blacksmith Shop in the Montowese section of North Haven. Based on this information, the Connecticut Historic Preservation Council placed the blacksmith shop on the State Register May 1. The George Munson Blacksmith Shop is important both historically and architecturally. Munson was the original owner of the

shop, first appearing on the 1868 Beers map of North Haven. George was a farmer, who passed the farm to his son George O. Munson upon his death. George O. also farmed the land, which was eventually sold to George Terry. North Haven tax records indicate that Terry listed a “shop” on the property in the 1920s, the first mention of a blacksmith shop. It was determined that the shop was used for blacksmithing from the late 19th century until at least the 1940s. Rosemary’s father Samuel Addario purchased the land and shop in the 1960s. It was then that the kiln in the shop was dismantled and the brick used to build fireplaces in the modern home built onsite. Montowese has been home to many North Haven farms, and this was one of them,

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The George Munson Blacksmith Shop. lost now to residential use. However, the fact that the blacksmith shop is still standing in its original location, with its exterior largely unchanged, portrays the way that George Munson would

have used the property. Very few buildings of this type have survived in Connecticut, and North Haven is lucky to have one. As stated in a letter recently received by the North

Haven Historical Society, “The State Register of Historic Places is an honorary designation established by the General Statutes. Although the designation does not prevent a property owner from demolishing a structure, the State Register guides local officials, state agencies, and the general public in identifying historic properties.” Rosemary’s work to receive this designation will hopefully encourage the identification and protection of this, and every other, historic resource in North Haven. Submitted by Susan A. Iverson, North Haven Historical Society

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Tot Shabbat Congregation Mishkan Israel invites families with children 6 years and under to a Tot Shabbat on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. The celebrations of Shabbat are an opportunity for families with preschool aged children to get to know each other and enjoy a morning of blessings, stories, food and fun. Nursery school The Mishkan Israel Nursery School & Daycare, Ridge Road, Hamden, is accepting registration for the 2012-13 school year. The nursery school features a baby room for infants 6 weeks – 12 months as well as classes for

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Community supper and concert St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Trumbell Place, has scheduled the Hartt Community Division High School Brass Trio for Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The concert follows the regularly scheduled St. John’s community supper. The program includes original works for brass trio and transcriptions of music by Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven. All are welcome to attend the community supper prior to the concert. A donation is suggested. No one is turned away in the event they are unable to make a donation. For more information on the concert or the Community Suppers, call (203) 239-0156. Congregation Mishkan Israel is a reform synagogue located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information about any program or event, contact the synagogue office at 203-288-3877.

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Friday, May 24, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen

Cuthbert Armstrong

Cuthbert “Bert” Armstrong, 79, of North Haven, passed away on May 11, 2013 at the CT Hospice, Branford. Beloved husband of Prudence Peacey Armstrong. Born in Middletown on July 4, 1933, son of the late Harry F. and Clora M. Devine Armstrong. He had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army and had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for nearly 40 years until his retirement. Bert was a member of the Hamden Fish and Game and loved animals, especially his dogs, but he most enjoyed the outdoors and hiking Sleeping Giant and Peter’s Rock with his German Sheppard, and vacationing in the Berkshires. He was the brother of the late Mary Armstrong and Harry Franklin Armstrong, Jr. A memorial service was held May 18, 2013 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Northford. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Ronald R. Macy

mier Fabrics and later for Nankins, Inc. until his retirement. Ron was a lover of the outdoors enjoying fishing, gardening and bird watching; was an avid sports fan and enjoyed taking the family on vacation. He was the father of Janet Lorraine (John) Dottori of East Haven and Linda Ann (David P. Velardi) Macy of North Haven; grandfather of Nicole and Thomas Frizell, Jr., Amanda and Christina Roberts, Kyle Frizell, Zachary Keller and Gianna Appi; great-grandfather of Natalie Criscuolo; brother of Gloria Martino of North Branford and the late Albert L. Macy, Jr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandfather Edward Vincent and his nephews Robert Sundwall, Kevin Clifford, Barry and Thomas Moore and David Ripley. Services were held May 17, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Pompeii Church. Interment, with full military honors, followed in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.

Rosanne M. O’Keefe Rosanne M. O’Keefe passed away on May 15, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Florence and Joseph Martone and wife of the late George F. O’Keefe, Jr. She had attended grammar school in New Haven, graduating with honors, and went to high school for two years, before leaving to pursue a career in dancing. Rosanne loved dancing and had danced in New York and Florida. When she returned home, she met her husband George and married six months later. They have a son Michael George O’Keefe. Rosanne’s career was in the

clothing business in exclusive stores. She had started as a cashier and worked her way up to sales manager and buyer in New York in the garment district for Besse Richey and Richard Thomas at the Hamden Plaza. Her hobbies consisted of selftaught oil painting, bowling, playing cards, cooking and modeling. She liked traveling with her husband. Together they enjoyed Washington D.C., New York, Mystic, Halls of Fame, Concord, sporting events and theatre stage shows. She most enjoyed talking to people and always had pleasant conversations which made her unique and admired by everyone. She was the aunt of Annette and Frank Marcuccio, Mr. and Mrs. James Rosadino, and the late Florence and Charlie Gray and Robert; sister of the late Josephine Rosadino, Nancy Rakies and Angelo Martone. Services were held May 21, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Stephen’s Church. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Church, 400 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT 06517 or the Animal Haven, Inc., 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.

Margaret Mary Ott Margaret Mary Nuzzo Ott, 74, of Hamden, formerly of North H a v e n , passed away May 15, 2013 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital of Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the beloved wife of 56 years to Hans A. Ott. Margaret was born in New Haven on July 11, 1938; daughter of the late Alexander and Josephine Rizzo Nuzzo. She was an avid golfer and bowler; was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will truly be missed. She was the mother of Michael J. Ott of Killing-

worth, Matthew T. Ott of Glendale, Ariz., Christopher J. (Emilia) Ott of Rocky Hill and Sharon E. (Eric) Johnson of Northford; grandmother of Christopher, Brian, Kelsey and Justin Ott, Zachary, Kyle and Justine Johnson. Services were held May 22, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Frances Cabrini Church, North Haven. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr., #3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Robert W. Stanley Robert W. Stanley, 53, of North Haven, entered into rest on May 16, 2013. He leaves behind Diane (Lane) Stanley of 27 years. He is survived by his son, Brian Lane Stanley of Cambridge, Mass.; daughter Jennifer Jane Stanley of North Haven and his two beloved bulldogs Capone and Daisy. He was born in New Haven on Sept. 10, 1959 to Opal “Vicky” (Haugh) Stanley and Robert Stanley of Florida. He was a graduate of Guilford High School, class of 1978, earned his B.A. in biology at Quinnipiac University in 1983, and earned the title of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) in 1995 from the Wharton School of UPenn. Bob worked diligently as an Implementations Program Manager at Aetna and had been with the company

for over 30 years. During his youth, he was a DJ at Roller Haven where he met many of his life-long friends. Bob was also very active with Troop 810 and helped to guide many young men to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Bob was a member of the Branford Widow’s Son Masonic Lodge. He was an avid collector of antiques, enjoyed restoring vintage cars, and was always eager and willing to lend a helping hand. He is survived by his two sisters, Dede Guerrera and Laura Christian of Florida. He leaves behind many loved ones including nieces, nephews, a great-nephew, his in-laws William and Eleanor Lane of North Haven; and brother-in-law and sister-inlaw Gary and Ellyn Lane of Wallingford. He was predeceased by his nephew, Bubba Guerrera. A Memorial Service was held May 24, 2013 at the North Haven Funeral Home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Animal Haven, Inc., 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, May 24, 2013


Official music of U.S. Armed Services has intriguing history By Marion F. Sturkey

The U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force all have their own songs. For the U.S. Navy, “Anchors Aweigh” was written in 1906 by Lt. Charles Zimmerman and midshipman Alfred Miles. Initially the song was a tribute to the Naval Academy Class of 1907. Various people revised it later, trying to weed out the nonsense. Another midshipman, Royal Lovell, penned the final stanza in 1926. “Anchors Aweigh” has a snappy little tune, but no one knows what the words imply. The original first stanza in 1906 had dealt solely with the game of football. Even today, the song offers a bittersweet “farewell to college joys.” The lyrics end by “wishing you a happy voyage home.” Many musical experts think that Anchors Aweigh is a ballad for football players who like sailboats. But, no one really knows for sure.

The U.S Army adopted a snazzy tune for “The Caisson Song”. Unlike the words in the Navy’s song, the words of the Army’s song make sense. According to the words of each stanza, “The Caisson Song” clearly is a melody for rural motorists. Edmund Gruber wrote the original lyrics in the Philippines during World War I. Naturally, since most of the fighting was 8,000 miles away in Europe, Gruber made only a passing reference to warfare. Yet, he was careful to be “politically correct.” He apparently sought the help of first grade students in composing the lyrics. The banal “Hi, hi, hee” is a dead giveaway. No one has a clue as to what it might mean. Still, at least it rhymes. The U.S. Air Force did not exist in 1938. But, that year Liberty Magazine sponsored a contest for an official song for the Army Air Corps. The magazine received 757 entries. A group of Army

Air Corps wives (yes, believe it or not, wives) selected the entry from Robert Crawford, “Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder”. After World War II the Army Air Corps evolved into the U.S. Air Force. This fledgling flying club adopted Off We Go’ as their official song. It suited the illusionary nature of the new WildBlue-Yonder-Wonders with references to “those who love the vastness of the sky” and the fictitious “rainbow’s pot of gold.” The final stanza speaks of the “gray haired wonder,” an admirable gesture of non-discrimination for the new civilianized Air Force. These three songs, “Anchors Aweigh”, “The Caisson Song”, and “Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder”, are often played at public events. They obviously delight the members and advocates of the affected service: Navy, Army, or Air Force. When their song is played, sailors, soldiers, and

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zoomies leap to their feet and shout, cheer, clap their hands, and jive with the music. They have a jolly time, almost like a high school pep rally. The U.S. Marine Corps is the United States’ military band of brothers dedicated to war fighting. The proud Brotherhood of Marines is guided by principles, values, virtues, love of country, and its Warrior Culture. This brotherhood of American Patriots has no song. Instead, Marine Warriors have a hymn. When The Marines’ Hymn is played, United States Marines stand at attention. They silently show their pride in their fellow Marines, their Corps, their Country, their heritage, and their hymn. “The Marines’ Hymn” is a tribute to Warriors. Marine Warriors stormed fortress Derna, raised the American flag, and gave us “the shores of Tripoli.” Marines fought their way into the castle at Chapultepec and gave us the “halls of Montezuma.” Marines exist for the purpose of war fighting. Fighting is their role in life. They “fight for right and freedom” and “to keep our honor clean.” They fight “in the air, on land, and sea.” The Marine Corps is Valhalla for Warriors. U.S. Marines need no song. They have a hymn.

Ironically, no one knows who wrote the hymn, which was in widespread use by the mid-1800s. Col. A.S. McLemore, USMC, spent several years trying to identify the origin of the tune. In 1878 he told the leader of the Marine Band that the tune had been adopted from the comic opera Genevieve de Barbant, by Jaques Offenback. Yet, others believe the tune originated from a Spanish folk song. Whatever! Regardless of its origin, The Marines’ Hymnhas remained a revered icon of the United States Marine Corps for almost 200 years. In 1929 The Marines’ Hymn became the official hymn of the Corps. Thirteen years later in November 1942 the Commandant approved a change in the words of the first verse, fourth line. Because of the increasing use of aircraft in the Corps, the words were changed to “In the air, on land, and sea.” No other changes have been made since that time. When you have attained absolute perfection, there is no need for further modification: (The above is an excerpt from Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines, Copyright 2001 Marion F. Sturkey and reprinted here with the permission of Marion F. Sturkey.)

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Friday, May 24, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen

Classic songs that punctuate patriotic holidays With Memorial Day 2013 upon us, what better time to re-visit the songs of the U.S. Armed Services? One interesting aspect of these melodies is that, most of us, we’re sure, do not need music in order to be able to sing these lyrics. “The Marines Hymn”, “The Caisson Song”, “Anchors Away” and the “Army Corp Song” (off we go into the wild blue yonder) and “Semper

Paradus” (Coast Guard) must be among the most rousing and memorable tunes ever written. As music is such an important influence on our lives and certainly on our sense of patriotism, we wanted to put the spotlight on the hymns, songs and anthems that bring goose bumps when we hear them at a parade or as we hum along to an orchestral version

The Marines Hymn From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli; We fight our country’s battles In the air, on land, and sea; First to fight for right and freedom And to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title Of UNITED STATES MARINES. Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze, From dawn to setting sun; We have fought in every clime and place Where we could take a gun; In the snow of far off northern lands And in sunny tropic scenes; You will find us always on the job The UNITED STATES MARINES. Here’s health to you and to our Corps Which we are proud to serve; In many a strife we’ve fought for life And never lost our nerve; If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven’s scenes; They will find the streets are guarded By UNITED STATES MARINES. (Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, became an ardent admirer of the U.S. Marine Corps. In the company of guests of state, he often demonstrated his respect for U.S. Marines by reciting, from memory, all three verses of The Marines’ Hymn.)

or when a soloist belts one out. The essay by Marion F. Sturkey (page 14) gives some fascinating insight into the origins of these songs. On this page, we’ve re-printed the lyrics with commentary provided by history volunteers at the Lane Memorial Library, Hampton, N.H. They put together the following presentation which gives the original lyrics to the

The Army Air Corps Song By Robert Crawford, 1938 Off we go into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun; Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, At ‘em boys, Give ‘er the gun! (Give ‘er the gun now!) Down we dive, spouting our flame from under, Off with one helluva roar! We live in fame or go down in flame. (Shout!) Nothing’ll stop the Army Air Corps! Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder, Sent it high into the blue; Hands of men blasted the world asunder; How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!) Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer Gave us wings, ever to soar! With scouts before and bombers galore. (Shout!) Nothing’ll stop the Army Air Corps! Here’s a toast to the host Of those who love the vastness of the sky, To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly. We drink to those who gave their all of old, Then down we roar to score the rainbow’s pot of gold. A toast to the host of men we boast, the Army Air Corps! Off we go into the wild sky yonder, Keep the wings level and true; If you’d live to be a grey-haired wonder Keep the nose out of the blue! (Out of the blue, boy!) Flying men, guarding the nation’s border, We’ll be there, followed by more! In echelon we carry on. (Shout!) Nothing’ll stop the Army Air Corps!

Anchors Aweigh By Lt. Charles A. Zimmerman and Midshipman Alfred Hart Miles, 1906 The Official Song of the U.S. Navy (Verse 1) Stand Navy down the field, sails set to the sky. We’ll never change our course, so Army you steer shy-y-y-y. Roll up the score, Navy, Anchors Aweigh. Sail Navy down the field and sink the Army, sink the Army Grey. (Verse 2) Get underway, Navy, Decks cleared for the fray, We’ll hoist true Navy Blue So Army down your Grey-y-y-y. Full speed ahead, Navy; Army heave to, Furl Black and Grey and Gold and hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue (Verse 3) Blue of the Seven Seas; Gold of God’s great sun Let these our colors be Till all of time be done-n-n-ne, By Severn shore we learn Navy’s stern call: Faith, courage, service true With honor over, honor over all. Anchors Aweigh (Revised) By George D. Lottman (Verse 2 is most widely sung.) (Verse 1) Stand, Navy, out to sea, Fight our battle cry; We’ll never change our course, So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y. Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh. Sail on to victory And sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray! (Verse 2) Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh. Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay. Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam, Until we meet once more. Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home.

Semper Paradus Official song of the United States Coast Guard (The original words and music were written by Captain Francis S. Van Boskerck, USCG in 1927. The first line of each chorus was changed in 1969. The current verse, and a second chorus, were written by Homer Smith, 3rd Naval District Coast Guard quartet, Chief Cole, others and LT Walton Butterfield USCGR in 1943.) 1st chorus (original, 1927 version) So here’s the Coast Guard marching song, We sing on land or sea. Through surf and storm and howling gale, High shall our purpose be. “Semper Paratus” is our guide, Our fame, our glory too. To fight to save or fight to die, Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you! 2nd chorus (added 1943) So here’s the Coast Guard battle song, We fight on land or sea. Through howling gale and shot and shell, To win our victory. “Semper Paratus” is our guide, Our pledge, our motto too. We’re “Always Ready” do or die! Aye! Coast Guard we are for you!

songs (which a few of you may recall) and then the updated version. We found it quite fascinating to see the changes over time, made to keep the songs meaningful and relevant. Our thanks to Mr. Sturkey and Lane Memorial Library for their fascinating research and generous help with this presentation. - The Editors

The Caisson Song By Major (later Brig. Gen.) Edmund L. Gruber Written in the Philippines, 1907 Over hill, over dale As we hit the dusty trail, And those caissons go rolling along. In and out, hear them shout, Counter march and right about, And those caissons go rolling along. (Refrain) Then it’s hi! hi! hee! In the field artillery, Shout out your numbers loud and strong, For where e’er you go, You will always know That those caissons go rolling along. In the storm, in the night, Action left or action right See those caissons go rolling along Limber front, limber rear, Prepare to mount your cannoneer And those caissons go rolling along. (Refrain) Was it high, was it low, Where the hell did that one go? As those caissons go rolling along Was it left, was it right, Now we won’t get home tonight And those caissons go rolling along. (Refrain) The Caisson Song (Revised) Official Song of the U.S. Army Written & adapted by H. W. Arberg March along, sing our song, With the Army of the free Count the brave, count the true, Who have fought to victory We’re the Army and proud of our name We’re the Army and proudly proclaim First to fight for the right, And to build the Nation’s might, And The Army Goes Rolling Along Proud of all we have done, Fighting till the battle’s done, And the Army Goes Rolling Along. (Refrain) Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey! The Army’s on its way. Count off the cadence loud and strong, For where e’er we go, You will always know That the Army goes rolling along. Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks, San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks, And the Army went rolling along Minute men, from the start, Always fighting from the heart, And the Army keeps rolling along. (Refrain) Men in rags, men who froze, Still that Army met its foes, And the Army went rolling along. Faith in God, then we’re right, And we’ll fight with all our might, As the Army keeps rolling along. (Refrain)



Senior happenings

Celebrate Memorial Day - Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. Barbecue followed by Senior Songsters. Registration is required. Event is limited to 80 people. Father’s Day Cookout Thursday, June 13, noon. A

fee is charged. 15th annual Tri-Town Dinner - Tuesday, June 18, 5 to 8 p.m. At the Hop at the Wallinford Senior Center. Transportation is available. A fee is charged. Trip - Thursday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. Westbrook Outlets and lunch. Sign up at the Senior Center.

Strawberry Shortcake Friday, June 28, 1:30 p.m. A fee is charged. Sign up at the Senior Center. Health Guidance Clinic Blood pressure and glucose screenings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Computer help - Thursday, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Drop-in. North Haven High School students will be available to

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Day Trips World Trade Center Site and 9/11 Memorial - Tuesday, June 11. All You Can Eat Lobster & Comedy Show - Thursday, July 10. Casino: Mohegan Sun Tuesday, July 30. Saratoga Raceway - New York - Thursday, Aug. 22. Casino: Foxwoods - Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center: Monday, May 27 Senior Center closed in observance of Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 28 Chair yoga, 9 a.m.; Beg line dance with Babe, 10 a.m.; Hairdresser/barber/nails, 10:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 10:45 a.m.; Memorial Day barbeque with Senior Songsters, 11:30 a.m.; Health Guidance, 12:30 p.m.; Tai Chi, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 Line dance, 9 a.m.; EZ exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Errands, 10:30 a.m.; Sit-Ercise, 10:45 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, noon; Bridge, 12:15

p.m.; Knitting and Crocheting, 12:30 p.m.; Bocce meeting, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 30 Ceramics, 9 a.m.; Pinochle, 10 a.m.; Chair Aerobics, 10:30 a.m.; Lunch, noon; Bocce, 12:30 p.m.; Memory Matters, 12:45 p.m.; Singa-longs, 1 p.m.; Crafts, 1 p.m.; Computer Help, 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 31 E-Z Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Footlights, 10 a.m.; Scrabble Challenge, 10 a.m.; Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Bridge, 12:15 p.m.; Bocce, 12:30 p.m.; Tai Chi, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 p.m.

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MS support The New Haven MS Support Group is scheduled to meet on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wexler-Grant School, 55 Foote St., New Haven. For more information, call Loren at (203) 773-0878.

Health letter Quinnipiack Valley Health District, the public health district for Bethany, Hamden, North Haven and Woodbridge announced the release of a new issue of QVHD-TIPS Family Health Letter. It is only available electronically at In this issue, there is important information about rabies, bats in your house and nutritious snacks for kids. For more information, call QVHD at (203) 248-4528.

MS support group The Hamden MS Support Group meets at the Play-

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Helen S. Sobolewski

Helen S. Pyrdol Sobolewski, 85, of North Haven, formerly of New Haven passed away peacefully on May 19, 2013 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Stanley John Sobolewski. Helen was born in New Haven on May 14, 1928; daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Potoniec Pyrdol. She had worked in the cafeteria for the New Haven School System for 18 years until her retirement. She was the mother of Bernadette (Gaetano) Casella of North Haven and Jacqueline Plaskowitz of Fern Park, Fla.; grandmother of Alex Casella and Ercole

(Christy) Casella; greatgrandmother of Matteo Gaetano Casella; sister of Wanda Pyrdol of West Haven, Frances (Bill) Gambachini of Ansonia, Mary (Thomas) Mulligan of Naugatuck, Zygmunt (Shirley) Pyrdol of West Haven and the late John and Thaddeus Pyrdol. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. Services were held May 23, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Stanislaus Church, New Haven. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery.

Peter B. Sagar Peter B. Sagar, 52, of North Haven, passed away suddenly at his home on May 13, 2013. He was the husband of 28 years to Beth A. Luchs Sagar. Peter was born in

New Haven on Oct. 31, 1960; son of Edna Corrine Lockery Sagar of West Haven and the late William Joseph Sagar, Sr. He loved gardening and was an excellent cook. He was the father Jennifer Sagar and Christopher Sagar both of North Haven; brother of Barbara (Mike) Camputaro of Cheshire, Skip (Denise) Sagar of Iowa and Michael (Dawn) Sagar of Arkansas; brother-in-law of Kathy (David) Chanko of Torrington, Debbie (Bill) Cauley of Madison and Jim (Nora) Luchs of Arkansas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Remember him for his compassion and good will to help not only those closest to him but also complete strangers. Services were held May 17, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home followed by a mass of Christian burial at

St. Therese Church. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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also encourage purchasing of materials from local vendors, provide significant revenue increase to the town’s Grand List and meet the needs of residents aged 55-or-older.” Commissioners approved the text amendment on a 3-2 party-line vote, and also with an amendment that such a medical/residential development never abut a residential zone. Additional P&Z approval of zoning and regulation items in future months are necessary before the 140unit project could begin.

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With walk-off walk, Indians advance into playoffs By Kevin Pataky Special to The Citizen

North Haven High School varsity baseball is looking sharp as the regular season gives way to playoffs. The Indians took on Fairfield Prep in a night affair at DeMayo Field on May 15. The Jesuits started their power-pitching sophomore Kevin Stone in a game they needed to win in order to qualify for the SCC Tournament. Before the game’s first pitch, Prep Head Coach Rudy Mauritz called his team together and told them that this was the strongest team he has coached in his seven years. Prep had tied for the most wins — 13 — by a Jesuit squad that he could remember. He implored his players to play their hardest to the game’s final out and to go out and win number 14. But it was not to be. North Haven senior Zack Brown started for the Indians and got out of a first-inning, first-and-third, one-out situation with a pair of strikeouts. In the bottom half of the frame, Indian Chandler Andrewson drew a two-out walk and then Matt Oestreicher crushed a first pitch fastball deep over the center field fence for a two-run homer. In the bottom of the second, Josh Lopez had a twoout RBI single to extend the Indians’ lead to 3-0. But Prep would close to within 3-2 in the top of the third, capitalizing on defensive errors by North Haven, coupled with a pair of clutch hits. With men on the corners, Brown recorded a strikeout to avoid further damage. In the top of the fourth, Prep tied the game after Indian third baseman Chris Brockett committed his third error of the game. A stolen base followed and then an RBI single tied the game. The contest remained knotted until the bottom of the seventh, the final inning of regulation. Stone was still on the mound for the Jesuits. After

Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky Senior Zack Brown started and went five innings Senior Michael Acampora pitcher the last two innings to earn the save against Shelton for a first-round vicagainst Prep. tory in the SCC postseason quarterfinals.

Senior Matt Oestreicher rounds the bases after belting a first-inning, tworun homer against Prep.

Facing Foran, Chandler Andrewson pitched into the Senior Zack Brown singles in a pair of runs against eighth inning. Shelton. working a 3-2 count, he hit Indians’ shortstop John DeCusati on the hand with a pitch and then was replaced by Jake Gepfert on the mound. Gepfert walked Josh Lopez on an outside, 3-2 fastball. A beautiful bunt up the third base line loaded the bases. Up next, Brockett stepped to the plate and walked on four pitches to force in the winning run in a 4-3 game. The victory was the Indians’ twelfth and it earned them a

home game in the SCC playoffs. May 17 was Senior Night and the last regular season game of the season for North Haven. NHHS took a 1-0 lead in this game against Foran High School into the bottom of the third inning after a suicide squeeze bunt by Brockett. Andrewson was pitching well, but he surrendered the tying run in the top of the fourth. The game remained tied into the eighth inning,

when Andrewson gave up three straight hits in the form of a single, a triple and a single to fall behind in this game 3-1. A.J. Alicki closed out the game for the Lions and defeated the Indians for the second time in five days. Twenty four of this game’s 48 outs were recorded by strikeout — 11 by Andrewson and 13 by Alicki. With the regular season behind them, North Haven hosted their first-ever SCC

playoff game at DeMayo Field on Tuesday. Their opponent was Shelton, a team they had beaten earlier in the season, 1-0. The Gaels were runners-up in last year’s SCC tournament. The pitching matchup featured the same starters that opposed each other on that cold night back in April. North Haven jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first

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Quinn on the run

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Submitted by Chris Kirby

Quinn runs past several defenders during a recent North Haven Lacrosse Club game against Madison.

Sports Briefs North Haven Soccer Club 2013 Summer Camp Online registration for the annual NHSC Summer Camp, scheduled for Aug. 12 to 15, is open. (A rain date is scheduled for Aug. 16.) More information is available at The North Haven Soccer Camp offers one-on-one help to individuals of all ages, levels and positions, and is designed to develop the tactical & technical needs of goalies, defenders, midfielders and forwards. It will prepare athletes for Club, Premiere, Middle School, High School and Collegiate play. The objective of the coaching staff will be to help build individual and team confidence, while focusing on possessive play and tactical awareness.

Local earns accolades Amanda Genovese of North Haven, a member of the softball team at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, has been named a first-team All-New England selection by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as well as a firstteam at-large All-America selection by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

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“The balance moving forward,” Freda said, “will be between providing the same level of services — because most people want the same services — and maintaining a reasonable tax structure. We’ve gotten to the point where it’s an either-or scenario, either services or taxes, especially because the cost of maintaining services is going up.” “What’s the solution?” he

added. “I see the solution. It’s that I have to work harder on driving top-line revenue in town. This top-line revenue has to equal the amount that the state is cutting us back. I have to work even harder to attract new business here.” While state funding for municipalities may drop again next year, Freda has called this approaching fiscal year an especially difficult one, because top-line revenue recently added to North Haven does not yet fully kick in. The Grand List

inning by stringing together five hits of Shelton ace Ryan Testani. Oestreicher had an RBI double and Brown drove in a pair of runs with a single before Mike Acampora plated the fourth run with a double of his own. The Gaels closed within a run by scoring three times in the top of the second. But poor base running on their part prevented them from tying this game. In the top of the fifth, with Testani on second, a tapper back to the mound was thrown to third by Brown to tag out Testani, who was trying to advance on the play. A single to right followed, which could have tied the game if not for the baserunning blunder. Oestreicher closed out the scoring with a long solo homer to left center in the bottom of the fifth to make him 3 for 3 on the day. Brown

Citizen photo by Kevin Pataky

Oestreicher smacks a fifth-inning homer in the defeat of Shelton. earned the win in relief of Andrewon in this one and Acampora pitched the final two innings to earn the save. The win advances the Indians to the SCC semifinals to face top-seeded Xavier Falcons, who are 20-1. Win or

lose, North Haven has a Class L state playoff game at home next Tuesday. Kevin Pataky is a professional photographer and longtime contributor to The North Haven Citizen. Website:

Summer programs The Town of North Haven Community Services and Recreation, 7 Linsley St., has scheduled registration for its summer programs. For more information, call (203) 239-5321, ext. 770. Pre-school program - Little Rec’ers for ages 3 to 5, from July 1 to Aug. 9. Youth programs - Montowese/Clintonville/Ridge Road Playgrounds, for ages 6 to 12, from July 1 to Aug. 8. Summer Day Camp for ages 6 to 12, from July 1 to Aug. 9. Themes are Sports Week, Fitness Week, Talent Week, Esxtreme Sports Week, Magic Week, Animal Week. Also available are Fun Sportz America Summer Camp, Babysitting Course, Junior Golf Lessons, Youth Tennis Clinic, Yoga, Zumba. Open Ping-Pong - Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center on a drop-in basis. Participants must be 18 years or older. Moppet Minders - Moppet Minders promotes kindergarten readiness. Activities focus on skills including cognitive, language, fine and gross motor skills, as well as social and emotional skills. Classes are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. The Monday/Wednesday/Friday class is for 4 and 5 year olds. The Tuesday/Thursday class is for 3 and 4 year olds. A fee is charged, due at the first of each month. Information and registration packets are available at the Community Services and Recreation office.

tracks property retroactively, meaning that large new businesses like Yale-New Haven, Quinnipiac University and First-Five-recipient Sustainable Building Systems will not generate significant tax revenue until upcoming years. “Incremental top-line revenue growth will help mitigate and potentially negate future tax burdens for North Haven citizens,” Freda said. “Attracting new businesses into town is going to be an implacable focus for me.”

North Haven Democrat Town Committee Chairman Walt Spader was “happy that the town passed the budget.” “While I would’ve liked more funding for education, I’d like to thank the efforts of the Democrats on the Board of Education for maintaining their watchdog status in town government and keeping the cuts to a minimum and the mill rate low,” he added. “And I applaud the efforts of the Registrars of Office for another smooth election. This year, we saw an in-

creased turnout.” In 2012, only 935, or 6.2 percent, of registered town voters participated in the budget referendum. Due to that low number, and to keep strangers out of local elementary schools normally used as polling locations, North Haven registrars in 2013 reduced referendum polls to only the rec center. Opening just one polling site saves $7,000 per referendum, according to the Regis-

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Newtown parents launch school security effort Michael Melia The Associated Press

The moment Alissa Parker learned of a shooting at her daughter’s school, she suddenly regretted not pointing out what she had seen as security gaps at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Parker, whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie was among 20 firstgraders killed in the Dec. 14 massacre, had thought security could have been tighter, although she never could have guessed it would be tested by a gunman with a militarystyle, semi-automatic rifle. y “I have to admit, the minute that I received the phone call that said there was a shooting and it was at Sandy Hook, my mind went back to what I had thought and what I had known were the imperfections of the security at Sandy Hook, and I immediately knew my child was at d e

risk,” she said Thursday. “I immediately regretted not saying anything.” As parents who lost children turned to each other for support in the weeks following the tragedy, school security emerged as a theme in emotionally wrought conversations around Newtown’s kitchen tables. Now, six Sandy Hook families including the Parkers are launching the Safe and Sound at Sandy Hook Initiative, a program to help communities improve their school security plans. The package of laws that Connecticut passed last month in response to the shooting includes several school safety measures, requiring districts to take steps aimed at improving security and creating a new council to establish school safety infrastructure standards. Some lawmakers in the U.S. Senate also have been pushing legislation in

Congress that would boost school safety aid. But Parker and Michele Gay, whose 7-year-old daughter Josephine was killed at Sandy Hook, said school safety has been overshadowed nationally by other issues, such as gun control. Their initiative encourages communities to review and update their school security plans and it is raising money to provide grants for school districts. Sandy Hook followed well-regarded security protocols including locking the doors during school hours and requiring that visitors be buzzed in through a main entrance, and it had conducted a lockdown drill just a week before the shooting, Gay said. But Sandy Hook wasn’t prepared for Adam Lanza, who shot out a glass window to get inside and then killed 26 people, including six educators, before committing sui-

cide as police arrived. Even though Sandy Hook had measures in place, Parker said security seemed lax in some areas compared to other schools. Gay said the checks at that main entrance amounted to a single line of defense. “That was it, that was our one line of defense, and that’s how it is in most schools,” Gay said. “Without the ability to take cover or lock your classroom door or lock off a hallway once someone obtains access to the school building, that’s it. We didn’t have a secondary line.” Parker and Gay, along with their husbands, are leading the initiative, which also involves the families of three other children who were killed at Sandy Hook and another child who survived. “My ultimate goal,” Parker said, “is to let people learn from our tragedy. Let our hindsight be your foresight.”

State job growth picks up steam The Associated Press Connecticut labor officials said last week that they’re buoyed by the most recent statistics showing 6,300 new jobs in April, but fewer than half of all jobs lost in the recession have been recovered. The state Department of Labor reported that Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8 percent. “Although our monthly data can be volatile, Connecticut’s job growth tempo picked up considerably last month,” said Andy Condon, director of the state agency’s

Office of Research. “The state appears to be experiencing a solid and more typical spring seasonal job buildup,” Condon said. Connecticut gained 9,600 jobs in the first four months of the year, averaging 2,400 new jobs a month, he said. The state has added 10,800 jobs, a slight increase of 0.7 percent, since April 2012 and is now at a new employment recovery high point of nearly 1.6 million jobs. But Connecticut lags behind the rest of the country in job creation. Nationally, hiring in April drove down

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the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent. Connecticut’s largest business group said the numbers “paint a more positive employment picture” in Connecticut. Still, the state has gained back only 47 percent of jobs lost during the recession, “so it shows we still have a long way to go,” said Peter Gioia, economist for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. Economist Don KlepperSmith, an adviser to former Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, said the April job numbers show the state’s economy is


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Food drive - Robert D. Hoff has scheduled a food drive to benefit the North Haven Food Bank on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the North Haven Stop and Shop, Washington avenue. Fundraiser - A fundraiser dinner to benefit the Craig M. Hillo Memorial Sports Scholarship Fund is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Ave. Buffet from 1 to3 p.m. Raffle at 3:30 p.m. The event includes food, music, silent




Friday, May 24, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen

Commentary An Ounce of Prevention

What’s the big deal about blood pressure? By V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH

Measuring blood pressure has long been a part of routine health screenings. As simple as it seems, it offers a picture of heart functioning. It is always measured in two numbers. The top number, systolic pressure, is the measure of the force of blood against the artery walls when the heart is contracting (beating) and pushing blood out to the body. The bottom number, diastolic pressure, is the measure of the pressure on the artery walls when the heart is relaxing and filling with blood. Understanding the mechanics of the measurement, while interesting, is not really important to your health. What is important is that if your blood pressure is high (called hyperten-

sion), your heart is working harder than it needs to work. This can lead to heart or kidney disease or a stroke. It is important to take action to get it to a safe level. There is only one way to know what your blood pressure measurement is: get it checked! Hypertension is not diagnosed by a single elevated level (unless at extremely high and requires immediate intervention). The diagnosis is made after several readings under different conditions. Some people swear that their blood pressure is only high when they go to the doctor (known as “white coat syndrome”). This may

be true for some people, but it would be important to have it checked by other health professionals outside the doctor’s office to be sure this is the case. If your blood pressure is truly high, you are adding an unnecessary burden to your heart. Your blood pressure can be normal for years, and then suddenly and unexpectedly you are faced with someone telling you that your blood pressure is elevated. You may have a hard time believing this because you feel just fine. You think you would feel unwell if your blood pressure was high. Besides, you are a calm person. (Isn’t it just high-strung nervous people who get high blood pressure?) Fact: Anyone can develop high blood pressure. Fact: There are generally no symptoms with high

End the business death tax By David Yaccarino This week, I joined my Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives in supporting an amendYaccarino ment that sought to eliminate the state tax assessed on businesses that are closing their doors, commonly referred to as the “business death tax.” Connecticut was recently ranked as the sixth worst state to do business by CEO Magazine due, in large part, to our burdensome collection of laws, regulations, fees and taxes that are levied on businesses. As a result, businesses are leaving the

state and entrepreneurs are choosing to move their startups to friendlier pastures. Job-creators are not buying into the rhetoric that Connecticut is “open for business.” The job-killing death tax is one more reason these job-creators do not feel welcome here. For businesses that are closing their doors, the tax is unnecessarily punitive. It is a way for the state to squeeze one last bit of revenue out of a business that, generally speaking, doesn’t have any. Businesses that are looking for a place to put down stakes see the tax as a telling signal. Why would a potential job-creator open up in a state that has a punishment for failure? Unfortunately, the amendment failed along party lines in the House of

Representatives. Democrats argued that the death tax generates approximately $400,000 a year that is needed to balance the budget. That means the Democrats are counting on business failure to collect revenue. I think that logic is backward, but indicative of the reason we have such a poor business climate. Instead of looking for creative ways to drain every possible nickel from those that are trying to create jobs, we should be looking for creative ways to encourage them to start, move or grow in our state. That’s the only way we can improve our job market, reduce persistently high unemployment and get our state budget back on track. State Rep. Yaccarino represents the 87th District covering North Haven.

blood pressure. Fact: Blood pressure can change and become elevated almost overnight. Fact: For most high blood pressure, the cause is unknown. Fact: High blood pressure is usually not curable, but it can be controlled. Fact: If blood pressure medication is prescribed by your doctor, you usually take it for life, although it may be adjusted. For mild blood pressure elevations, lifestyle changes are often prescribed as a first step. They include increasing exercise, losing weight, not smoking, avoiding salt and fat, and decreasing alcohol. If these actions fail to bring blood pressure under control, a doctor may prescribe a medicine. It is very important to take the medicine as directed. You should never stop taking high-

blood-pressure medicines unless you are working with your doctor during this process. Hypertension is a strong risk for heart and kidney disease and stroke. But it is easy to control. Embrace the recommendations made by your health care provider. Do what you need to do to bring it down! For a free information packet on high blood pressure and high blood pressure medications, residents can call the Quinnipiack Valley Health District at (203) 248-4528 or request info online at 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.

Camera Club mentor program The Camera Club, in addition to acclimating new members to various club activates, has announced its mentor program for those members who want to learn more about their digital cameras to allow them to achieve more creativity in the pictures they take. The mentor program matches experienced members with new members with similar make and model cameras. Members help new members familiarize themselves with their cameras and its features. The North Haven Camera Club meets 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the North Haven Park and Recreation building, 7 Linsley Street. Guests are always welcome. For information regarding, contact Terry Russo at or visit

Budget Continued from page 20 trars Office. Signs posted on Tuesday at the four elementary schools had maps and directions to the rec center. The town-side budget is

$39.8 million, a 1.4-percent increase, or $555,085 more. The education budget is $46.97 million, a 2.7-percent increase, or $1.25 million more. Approved capital items include new police cars, plus technology upgrades for North Haven schools.


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#13-05 Approved the application of Bhavna Patel, Applicant, Navin Patel, Owner, relative to 11 Revere Road, (Map 81, Lot 40), per Section, requesting a front yard variance of 8' to permit a front yard setback of 42' where 50' is required. R-40 Zoning District. Subject to conditions.



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MERIDEN 1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Chino 203 935-6224

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Av a ila b le Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016



Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142

MERIDEN 3 BR, Kitch, LR, HW Floors. Full Basement w/ LR & BR. W/D Hookup. Gas Stove & Heat. $1150/mo + 1mnth sec. Credit Chk. 203-915-0610

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS 2 LIKE NEW Guitars J.Reynolds Acoustic/ Electric w/ hard case. $150; Dean 3 quarter size Black, Electric w/ soft case. $150; $250 for both. Call Mike 203-631-2211 KIMBALL Console Piano. Regularly maintained, In pristine condition. $2,000 Call for appointment 860 276-9247

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

MERIDEN 3 BR Single Family House for Rent. 1 1/2 BA, Large Yard, Off St. Parking. $1,250/mo. Also 2 BR Apt $750/mo. Call (203) 240-4688 WALLINGFORD. 4 BR, 3 Full Bath Home, Hardwood floors, W/D Hookup. Nice area, Nice yard. Beautiful! Available July 1st. Call 203-654-6190


MERIDEN 2 BR TH, End Unit, Quiet 1.5 BA. CA, Sec. System, Appli., Wall-Wall. Deck & More! No Pets. Credit Chk & Sec. $1,035 + utlis (203) 269-9755

203-238-3499 2ND Generation Buys Costume Jewelry any Napier. Old Toys, Old Lamps & Shades. Accordions. One item to entire estate. (203) 639-1002

Flanders West Apts


HOUSES FOR RENT HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778


WALLINGFORD 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Baths. Heat Included. $1400 (203) 671-9309

MERIDEN 3 Rooms, Unfurnished. Completely Renovated. Heat & Hot Water incl. Sliding door to deck. Pool & Laundry Facilities. $850 per Month. 203-733-9647 MERIDEN- Nice 2 BR No pets. $795 per mo, Deposit, Credit & References. 25 Griswold Street Please Call 203-238-1890 MERIDEN-1BR, 2nd flr, off st parking $650. Quiet bldg. 1 mos rent and 1 mos security. Available now! 203-641-8483. MERIDEN. East side, 1st flr, 4 rms, 1 car parking, w/d hookup. $775. 1 mo sec. Call 203-440-3317, 203-684-9744 MERIDEN. West side furnished 1st flr studio, includes heat, elec, hw. $180/week plus sec. Call 12noon-8pm (203) 634-1195 MERIDEN3 BR, 2nd Fl Apt. Stove & Refrig incl. Sep utils. Off st parking. No smoking. No Pets. $950/mo. 2 mo sec. Lease 203 494-2911 or 203 440-4080

CARPENTRY REPAIRS & Replacement Large or Small, int/ext, stairs, railing, decks, entry, door, window, finish basement & complete home improvements. I can fix it. Work Done By Owner. 40+ yr exp. Free est. Ins. 203-238-1449 #578107 RUSS MORIN REMODELING Window-Doors-Decks-Basements Refinishing-Interior Painting CT Reg 632970 (203) 630-3342

A.B.M. CLEANING SERVICE Complete janitorial service. 26 yrs exp. Guaranteed results, free est. Call Bill at (203) 537-7059


CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Quality products, prompt service, & excellent installation at fair prices. Roofing, Siding, Decks, Paint, Home Repairs & Remodels. Lic & Ins HIC #0631419 Credit Cards Accepted Call (203) 631-2991

ENHANCE Your Outdoor Living Space with Custom Decks. Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service



WALLINGFORD - 1 BR, Judd Square, Central Air. No Pets. Good Credit. $695/month Call (203) 265-3718.

GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

WALLINGFORD 1st Floor Extra Large 1 BR. South Main St. No smoking or pets Security & Lease $925 (203) 623-0987



GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, Call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127

ICE DAMAGE? Seamless Gutters. Gutter repairs. 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warranty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Spring Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218



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

WALLINGFORD 1 BR 1st Fl. 1 year old. Beautiful Eastside location. All utils incl. Pay for phone only. $1100/mo, sec & refs. Avail July 1. 203 284-8035





CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

HOME DOCTOR LLC Small to Major Work. Outside, Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing. Since 1949. Home Painting Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370 N e i g h b o r h o o d Ha n d y m a n , L L C Specializing in Smaller Jobs. Indoor/Outdoor. CT Reg# 611858 Matt (860) 877-2549


ALL Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchs, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors, Spring Clean Ups. No Job to Small, We do it All! Free Est., 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Insured #539493 (203) 530-1375 CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Quality products, prompt service, & excellent installation at fair prices. Roofing, Siding, Decks, Paint, Home Repairs & Remodels. Lic & Ins HIC #0631419 Credit Cards Accepted. Call (203) 631-2991 FLAGGE TILE COMPANY All phases of ceramic tile, wood/laminate installations. TUB/TILE GLAZING. Please call 860-302-4525 CT HIC # 0626897




LANDSCAPING ACCEPTING NEW Landscaping Accts. & New Lawn Installations. Comm./Res. Complete Grounds Maintenance. Fully Ins. Sr Discounts. (203) 634-0211 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Cert. Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, Stairs, Shurb Replacment, Landscape Design, & Renovations. Mulch & Stone. Waterfalls & Ponds. Lawn Repair & Install. Drainage & Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. WERE ON ANGIES LIST. Free Est. HIC #0563661 Call (203) 237-9577 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 J&J LAWN SERVICES- Res & Comm. Lawn cutting. Weekly/biweekly svs. Neighborhood discounts given. Shrub clipping & flower bed maint. Owner operated. Fully ins. John 203-376-6764

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

POLISH Ladies Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339

LAWN MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Pricker Removal, Hedge Trim, Soil/Seed, Cleanups. Brush, Tree. No Job Too Big or Small. 15 Yrs Exp. 203-530-4447

JM LAWNCARE Spring Cleanups, Lawn Mowing, mulching, planting, junk removal & more. Free est. 860-796-8168 LAWN Mowing, Spring Clean Ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 RJ LARESE LANDSCAPING Res/Comm Lawn Maintenance. Spring Clean-Ups. Senior Disc. Free Estimates 203 314-2782 SOUZA AND SON MASONRY New Construction & Repairs, Insured! Call 203-456-0914. HIC #0609635 WE WEED GARDENS NORM THE GARDENER Where Gardening’s a Passion (203) 265-1460

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160 SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing: Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, You decide! Please Call (203) 630-2152.

MASONRY FATHER & SON’S MASONRY Fully Insured HIC #0627914. Free Est. Over 30 years of experience! Stonewalls, Sidewalks, Chimneys, Brick Patios, Blocks, Tile, Stucco, Pavers. Call 203-598-9939 or 203-598-9938 JIMMY’S Masonry - Stone Walls, Steps, Walkways, Patios, Chimneys. All types masonry work. 28 yrs exp. Lic., Ins’d. Free estimate. 860-274-4893 CT Reg# 604498 O & E Masonry. Chimney repair, brick, stone, pavers, sidewalks, etc. Locally owned & operated. CT Reg #0611774. 203-802-0446


Friday, May 24, 2013 — The North Haven Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2 BR 2nd Floor. 50 Lee Ave. On St. Parking. No Smoking/Pets. $750/mo. Call 203-444-5722 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 2 Fam Home Nice Area. Modern. Stove & Refrig. Nice yard. Off St Park $1000. Avali 6-1 No Pets. (203) 654-6190




LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544 MNA Services MASONRY and CHIMNEY work. INSPECTIONS. Patios, walls, fireplaces. Chimney relining. Repointing and waterproofing. Fully lic. & ins. SENIOR DISC. FREE estimates. (203) 714-7143 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 SOUZA AND SON MASONRY New Construction & Repairs, Masonry. Call 203-456-0914. HIC #0609635 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139


A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 EDDIE’S Total Home Painting, Int/Ext, Powerwashing, Decks, Sheetrock, Remodeling, Windows. CT#569864 203 824-0446


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

FLAGGE TILE COMPANY All phases of ceramic tile, wood/laminate installations. TUB/TILE GLAZING. Please call 860-302-4525 CT HIC # 0626897 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 MOBILE Homes $75-$150 Avg. Ranches, Capes $200-$250 Avg. Splits & Colonials $275-$350 Avg. We do it right. Call Doug 860-621-7602 and 860-919-1519

POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279



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

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


C&M CONSTRUCTION *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 EVANS Roofing LLC. Resid. & Comm. Specializing in all types of roofing. Flat or Pitched we have you covered! Free est. CT Reg 0622795. (203) 235-1861

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


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

203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

info@ Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319


PLUMBING PLUMBING Free Est. All Plumbing & Service. Fully Lic. & Ins Front Line Plumbing LLC. (203) 213-0691

POWER WASHING A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

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

(203) 639-1634 Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192


BOUSQUET LANDSCAPING Stump Grinding and or Removal. Call (203) 886-6022 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 33 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

ROOMS FOR RENT 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

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Wkly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS WESTBROOK, CT 3 BR direct waterfront cottage on private beach. Available June 29-July 6, July 13-July 20, August 10-17, August 24-31. 860 833-2866

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Garage- North Main St. Close to center of town. Good area. $100/month. Sec. dep. req’d. Available now. 203-269-1426.

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN Store/Office for lease. Busy street. Off st parking. $1200/mo. Call Art Forcier, Colony RE (203) 213-6667

HOUSES FOR SALE NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE


Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to let your items take centerstage to hundreds of potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:


(203) 639-1634 ROOFS R US LLC. All types Roofing, Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. Decks, Gutters, & Additions Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

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



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


CT Reg. #516790

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

QUALITY Asphalt Driveways CT# 575852 2 0 3 - 2 3 8 - 1 7 0 8


WALLINGFORD 2 BRs, Centrally located, 4 rms, 2nd flr, hdwd flrs, stove & refrig, hookups, storage, off st parking. No pets, no smoking. Security. $895. 860-575-4915 WALLINGFORD 40 Hoffman Ct. 2 BR, Central Location. Laundry, No Pets, Credit Chk. $900 + 2 mo sec. Call 203-430-6410 WLFD 2 BR 5 rm, 2nd Fl. No pets. No smoking. Off st parking. $950/mo plus util. 1 mo sec. Background ck. 203 214-6594


BERLIN Beautiful Georgian Colonial (The Ledges) in the center of the historical district. Situated on more than an acre of heavily landscaped gardens, including 2 fish ponds, gazebo, walking paths & more. Bank approved short sale $269,000. The Buyers Broker 860-829-1213

PHOTOGRAPHERS Responsible, reliable amateur photographers needed to take photos at local community events for online photo galleries. Flexible evening and weekend availability. Must have digital camera, internet connection and ability to interact positively with people at events. Paid per project.

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BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP. MERIDEN Apartment House with 5 Units for Sale. Earn 10% (Net) on your investment of $285,000. Call A Real Service (203) 235-2372

HELP WANTED 29 FULL TIME VACANCIES SUMMER & PERMANENT HELP! NEEDED IMMEDIATELY NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY $2000/MO + BONUSES Factory Outlet located in Southington CT area is in need of hard working women & men in customer service. Learn how to work in a fun fast pace atmosphere. Must be 18 + and have reliable transportation. Students and career minded individuals welcome. Company has management opportunities for new people. Call 8am- 8pm (860) 329-0317 OR EMAIL RESUME ASSISTANT TEACHER/SUBSTITUTE On call/per diem needed for NAEYC accredited School Readiness Center. CDA +12 credits in ECE preferred. Must have completed at least one ECE course. Please send resume to or contact Ruth Paul at 203-686-1438 E.O.E.

ASSOCIATED BRIGHAM CONTRACTORS INC. Concrete Division is hiring: Laborers & Heavy Equipment Operators for a shutdown project in Wallingford, CT. Start date is approx June 1st. Must be willing to work O/T as necessary (up to 7/12's). Application required, apply on-line at: (435) 538-5147 EOE, Drug Free Work Place & E-Verify

KENSINGTON Beautiful Raised Ranch. Over 2,000 sq ft of living area. 3 BR 2 Full Kitchens w/DR. 2 Car garage. Inground Pool. Meticulous Condition. $299,000 The Buyers Broker 860-829-1213

AUTO TECH, Experienced, FT/PT, Excellent Wages & Benefits. Call 203-284-8989 or Fax 203-269-1114. ELECTRICIAN- seeking licensed journeyman for full time position. Fax resume to (203) 2699828 or call (203) 269-9557.

HELP WANTED HVAC Service Person. Must hold B, D or S license. Competent in servicing AC, gas & oil heat. On call rotation is required. Benefits are provided. Mail resume to PO Box 502, Meriden, CT 06450. Or inquiries (203) 265-4434

MANUFACTURING JOBS Machine Operators; QC Technicians; Maintenance Mechanics; Materials Handling. Experience needed. FT Second/third shift. Weekends. Great pay! Apply now at Accel - 508 N Colony St. in Meriden. EOE. PAINTERS-Commercial. Immed work for exp’d painters. Need valid DL, vehicle. Background ck. Call 860 224-7366. EOE

WAREHOUSE Meriden/Cheshire area Order Selecting, Forklift, Receiving

Contact HCM 203-634-8427 SOUTHINGTON CARE CENTER Provides exceptional skilled nursing care & rehabilitation services. The staff are specially trained to provide services that enhance quality of life while promoting maximum wellbeing. As a Planetree community focused on relationship-centered care, we partner with our residents & family members to identify & satisfy their individual needs & preferences. This dynamic Five Star 130 Bed Skilled nursing/rehab facility with in excess of 600 rehab Admissions per year seeks parttime & full-time CNA’s for this fast paced environment. If interested, please apply in-person at: Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Avenue, Southington, CT 06489

TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2013/14 anticipated teaching positions: Elementary Level: World Language (Spanish); Interventionist (endorsement #102 or 097 required), Special Education; Middle School Level: Technology Education; High School Level: Health, Special Education, Vocational Agriculture (Aquaculture); Alternative High School: Health/Social Studies; Systemwide: Curriculum Resource (English/Language Arts, 7-12 endorsement #092 preferred). Apply on-line through our website EOE


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, May 24, 2013


Art exhibit

Continued from page 12 hall. Bring a towel, water and aerobic shoes. For more information, call Debby at (203) 503-1152 or email

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Submitted by Sharon Morgio

An art exhibit of paintings by creative artist Rose Bernabucci, of North Haven, rendered in oils, watercolors, acrylics and mixed media, is scheduled through June 3, 2013 at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. The exhibit is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

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NOW OPEN Celebrate Memorial Day with us Sunday 4-7pm on the patio

Food & Drink Specials

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

Community suppers St.



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 the doors are open for prayer and peace. For more information, call (203) 239-0156.

Retrouvaille weekend

The Retrouvaille (rediscovery) weekend is intended for couples experiencing some problems in their marriage. Weekends, held at a local hotel or retreat facility, are a time for couples el to re-establish communication and gain insight into themselves as individuals and couples. The next Retrouvaille weekend is scheduled for Sept. 27 to 29. For more information, call (413) 525-1634 or email All calls are confidential.

Service club seeks members The Greater New Haven Rotaract Club, a newly formed service organization, seeks young professionals from the Greater New Haven/Meriden area who are interested in public service. Based on Rotary International, Rotaract is intended for a younger membership, and will provide opportunity to meet new people while cooperating on various service projects. Target age for members is 24-to-32 years old, and dues will be low. Early evening meetings are biweekly. Interested individuals should contact Alex Casella at (203) 214-8271 or Like the group on Facebook at

Check out our newly remodeled Bar & Restaurant!

Join us for Happy Hour 4-7 PM $7.00 Miller Lite Pitchers $3.00 Coronas Buy one Appetizer, Get the 2nd 1/2 OFF! (Just mention this ad) Bar Only

Saturday Night Karaoke 9 PM -?

BRAND NEW menu which includes items like, Fried Calamari, Sliders w/Fries, Daily Soups, Dirty Dog, Spicy Shrimp Wrap, Philly Cheesesteak, Daily Choice of 9 Different Fresh Salads, Kids Menu, Crab Cakes, N.Y. Strip, Desserts and more!

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