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The North Haven

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Volume 7, Number 51

Friday, December 21, 2012

Schools review security after Sandy Hook tragedy By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Following the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a gunman took the lives of 20 students and six staff, education officials are reviewing security at town schools. “Our schools are all locked during the day — you cannot get in without being buzzed in,” said North Haven

Superintendent Dr. Robert Cronin on Dec. 17. “Certainly, though, there are security plans which we will be monitoring. For instance, we will be practicing lockdowns more often, much more frequently than in the past.” “We will also be starting up new dismissal procedures, especially in terms of parent pickups, so that we can be certain that that process can go smoothly,” he added. “We have

asked principals and the supervisor of grounds and maintenance to do a walkthrough at each school and see if there are any things that we can do to enhance security. We will review all our security plans that have already been created to make sure that nothing is being overlooked.” Cronin visited all town schools this week to monitor security. For further advice on maximizing school safety, he will turn to the North

Hockey team supports assistant coach’s fight against ALS By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

When competing this season, the North Haven High School hockey team has additional motivation to push past difficult in-game situations. With their assistant coach Brian Savo continuing his four-year battle against ALS, the students can see that, by mimicking Savo’s perseverance and will, they can have the strength to get through almost anything. “When he can come in and

be a part of the team, it means a lot,” said NHHS hockey co-captain Karl Anderson. “Hearing him talk in the locker room really is an inspiration. If this guy is still fighting, imagine what we can do.” ALS — or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — is a degenerative disease which causes atrophy in muscles. After ending the life of former New York Yankee legend, it’s also become known as Lou Gehrig Disease. Late-stage patients can lose the ability

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Students of the month

to move their arms or legs, and can have extreme difficulty simply swallowing food. Such were potential debilitative outcomes facing Savo — a lifelong athlete with a passion for hockey — after doctors diagnosed him in 2009. “I was like a deer in headlights,” said Savo, who is 36. “Being an athlete, it started with muscle cramps. Progressively, it got worse. I

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North Haven Middle School Students of the Month for November, standing, from left: Jackson Frank, Brendan Meyers, Juliana Daddio, Bowen Brennan, Bryan Searles, Jack Clapp and Christian Somma. Seated: Samantha Dorsi, Madison Sinoway, Shaun Pitts, Kelly Fresher and Michaela Felipe.

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‘Tis the hockey season Citizen photo by Kevin Pataky


Junior Vin Fasulo celebrates after tying the score against Simsbury with the Indians’ first goal of the season. For the full story, see page 19.

Haven police department. “I have contacted the police chief. I asked him to sit with us to get his perspective as we review our security plans,” the superintendent said. First Selectman Michael Freda also said that he will be part of the school security review. While officials can learn from inschool tragedies and tighten securi-



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It’s difficult to comprehend even the possibility of the Dec. 14, horrific tragedy in Newtown. Many of us are experiencing both physical and emotional affects as we all mourn the losses from that day and have deep sympathy and condolences for all those that were directly affected including the first responders. In this time of sadness, we must remain strong, especially for the kids who were traumatized. Here are eight tips to help kids deal with trauma: — Be empathetic to what the kids have been through.

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Put yourself in their shoes. — Listen to your kids both verbally and non-verbally. — Be honest and open, but age appropriate. Remember, age is just a number; know the child’s maturity level and how much they can handle. — Let the child know the situation is temporary and they are doing everything in their power to make sure everyone is safe. — Allow time for a Q&A talking out in the open is an important way to cope. — It takes time to heal/comfort. Give kids time to heal and be as warm as

possible and comfort them as they heal. — Try to keep a sense of normalcy and routine. Don’t make any sudden or drastic changes, if possible. — Watch your own behavior. If your kids see you upset and stressed, they will become more stressed. Kids are visual learners so watch your behaviors. From Diane Lang, a NewJersey-based psychotherapist and public speaker, and author of “Baby Steps: The Path from Motherhood to Career” and “Creating Balance and Finding Happiness.”

Holiday schedule Refuse and recycling scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 25 through Friday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 through Friday, Jan. 4 is scheduled for day later than the usual schedule, according to the North Haven Public Works Department. The transfer station and recycling center are always scheduled to be closed on Mondays. Both centers are scheduled to be closed Dec. 25, 31 and Jan. 1 for the holidays. For more information, call (203) 239-5321, ext. 410.

Christmas tree removal The North Haven Public Works Department will begin Christmas tree removal on Jan. 2 (weather permitting). Trees, without any decorations or plastic tree bag, must be placed at the curb for pickup or brought to the Recycling center on Elm Street. The Recycling Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 8 to 11:45 a.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. For more information, call (203) 239-5321, ext. 410.

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Sandy Hook victim’s grandmother is longtime North Haven teacher killing 20 children and six adults. “It’s just all so new. It’s so numbing,” said Alicia Clapp, a North Haven Board of Education member who knows Pinto. Clapp said Pinto has been a teacher in the North Haven school system for at least 30 years. “She’s an outstanding educator,” Clapp said. Pinto teaches social studies and English at North Haven High School. She works with students who sometimes need extra help. “To be hit this way is mind boggling,” Clapp said. Monday afternoon, Clapp

By Kimberly Primicerio Special to the Citizen

The Newtown community continued to grieve Tuesday as the first two of many funerals were held for children killed in a violent shooting. But the crime’s effects were not contained to one town many people throughout Connecticut have ties in some way to Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School. June Pinto, a North Haven resident and high school teacher, lost her 6-yearold grandson Jack Pinto when a lone gunman walked into Sandy Hook School Friday morning and opened fire,

was in the middle of writing a note to Pinto, who she said was a proud grandmother who would often talk about her grandchildren. “It’s so overwhelming,” Clapp said. “There’s long reaching effects to this.” Word of the North Haven connection to the incident spread throughout town over the weekend. School Superintendent Robert D. Cronin was told by a staff member at the high school. He said he hadn’t talked to Pinto directly, but said high school Principal Dr. Russell Dallai has connected with her. Dallai represented the school district at Jack Pinto’s funeral, Cronin said.

One town over from Newtown, in Brookfield, resident Amy D’Orio said people are overwhelmed. There’s a lot of national attention on the town, and she said the traffic is so bad that getting into Sandy Hook is nearly impossible. “There’s a lot of disbelief surrounding it all,” said D’Orio, a former Record-Journal reporter. Going into town Monday, D’Orio stopped by a coffee shop. While waiting for her order to be filled, she said cameras were just inches away from her face. She said members of the media were set up outside of the funeral home.

“It’s sad,” she said. People from all across the country are supporting the community, D’Orio said. The Newtown Bee, the town’s weekly newspaper, started a fund at a local bank and has received boxes of teddy bears. Cronin said the North Haven district and staff members are just starting to talk about fundraising ideas. He has spoken with local superintendents in the area and they are looking at what they can do as a group. Kimberly Primicerio reports for the Record-Journal. Follow her on Twitter @KPrimicerioRJ

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State’s plunge from ‘fiscal cliff’ likely to be hard By John Christoffersen The Associated Press

With its abundance of high-end earners and military contractors, Connecticut is among states that would be hit the hardest if Washington cannot find a way to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” a potentially devastating array of automatic tax hikes and sweeping spending cuts. This wealthy state that is home to Sikorsky helicopters and Electric Boat submarines would be among the hardest hit in the country because of its reliance on military spending and its higher incomes compared to other states, said Andres Corbacho-Burgos, senior economist at Moody’s Analytics. He predicts Connecticut would lose slightly less than

40,000 jobs over the next 18 months if a deal isn’t reached and the tax hikes and spending cuts are implemented. “The effect of that on Connecticut would be pretty severe,” Corbacho-Burgos said. “That pretty much would put Connecticut into recession territory again. It means, in effect, going into a second brief recession and therefore putting off the resumption of recovery for at least another year.” Steven Lanza, a University of Connecticut economist, said the state could lose as many as 20,000 jobs, excluding possible defense-related job cuts that the spending cuts might trigger. The state has only regained about 30,000 jobs since the 2008 recession, so the new job losses

would largely reverse that progress, he said. The job losses have ripple effects when unemployed workers reduce spending at restaurants, stores and other businesses, Lanza said. A loss of one job in aircraft manufacturing would take with it another three jobs elsewhere in the economy, he said. “So it wouldn’t take much in the way of additional defense manufacturing job cuts to have a big, negative ripple effect on the rest of Connecticut’s economy,”

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signs they could look for,” he added. “Even before, that conversation happens with staff about four times a year.” A lifelong educator, Cronin reflected on the deadly in-school shootings. “It’s

tragic. Quite honestly, it’s horrific,” he said. “I can remember, just a couple of years back, when we started to install buzzers at the entrances of schools. I remember thinking that we were taking a huge step there. And

now that all has been shattered.” “People become teachers or go into working at schools because they care about kids and want to take care of them,” he added. “It’s so sad.”

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ty measures accordingly, planning cannot foresee everything. Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown also was locked during the day, with entrance pending the office buzzing in visitors. But the 20-year-old gunman defeated this system by shooting out a window and forcibly entering. “All we can do is be as vigilant as possible,” Cronin said. Accordingly, during the school days following that violent Friday, town law enforcement representatives served as security enhancements at North Haven schools. “We had a police presence at every school this morning,” Cronin said on Monday. “That will continue through this week. Officers stayed at school today through dismissal, though I do not expect that to extend beyond Monday.” “The officers at schools this week stayed until everyone settled in,” he added. Freda considered it imperative to have a police presence this week. “I think it’s very important to show and demonstrate this level of security to placate any fears or concerns that could be out there among the teachers, administration, parents and teachers,” he said Dec. 18. Before school on Monday, letters went out to all parents and staff regarding school security. Teachers were also briefed about how to handle

questions North Haven students might have regarding the Dec. 14 incident. “It depends on what the kids want to know. With our youngest kids, if they brought it up, we answered their questions factually,” Cronin said. “I was talking just today with [Montowese Elementary School Principal] Mary Federico. She said that her kids were saying that they knew about a ‘bad man,’ who ‘killed some people,’ but now ‘he was dead and we’re going to be safe now.’” “For some of our older kids, they understand that a terrible thing happened, so we wanted them to know that our schools are safe and that we have the utmost confidence in our staff to keep the students safe,” he continued. While part of maintaining secure schools means keeping out threats, it also entails recognizing threats to staff and student safety from within schools. Like the Newtown shooter, gunmen at Aurora, Virginia Tech University and the would-be assassin of U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords were all remembered by teachers as mentally troubled loners. “We have a school psychologist in all our schools, and have social workers who work at or visit all our schools,” Cronin said. “I think the workers, psychologists and staff can identify the signs as best they can. When they see a child withdrawn, they do try to engage that child alone and with other children in order to draw out the withdrawn student.” “Just today at Clintonville Elementary School, a social worker indicated to staff the

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Memorial vigil - A memorial vigil in support and unity for the victims and families of the Newtown tragedy is planned for Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. on the North Haven Town Green. The community is welcome. Brief remarks by the first selectman and clergy are planned.


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Garden Club - The North Haven Garden Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Emily Cosenza will present a program about winter birds. The meeting is open to the public. A fee is charged for non-members. For more information, call (203) 239-0374.

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Choate Rosemary Hall dean’s list

The following local students were named to the fall term dean’s list at Choate Rosemary Hall: Marlon Antunez, Sara DeMarsilis, Nathaniel Kerman, Megan King, Peter Reilly Yurkovsky of North Haven.


The Hamden Elks Lodge 2224 has scheduled its annual Drug Awareness Poster and Essay Contests. Hamden and North Haven elementary and middle school students are eligible to enter. The Poster Contest for third, fourth and fifth graders and the Essay Contest is open to sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The theme for the both contests is “The Choice 4 Me is Drug-Free.” Students must draw the poster themselves and an official poster form obtained from the Lodge or online at, or a copy must be used. The essay must be no more than 200 words and hand printed or written. Other rules apply. The submissions must be delivered to the Hamden Elks by Feb. 14. Complete rules and

entry forms may be obtained at schools or at the Elks Lodge weekdays after 4 pm, weekends after 1 pm, 175 School Street, Hamden, 203-248-2224 or call Brenda Davis (Drug Awareness) at 203-288-6691.



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The Tree’s Gifts By Gillian N. Regan

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Hamden Lodge 2224 welcomes graduating high school seniors to apply for Elk sponsored scholarships. The Elks Legacy Scholarship has no residency restriction, but restrictions apply. Applications are available online only. For complete qualifications and an application, visit enf/scholars. The Elks Lodge also offers the Edward Connolly Scholarship. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors whose parent or grandparent is a member in good standing of the Hamden Lodge 2224, 175 School Street, Hamden. Scholarship applications will be available at the Lodge beginning Jan. 3. Scholarship applications can be obtained at the Lodge. For information, contact Andy Caporossi at the Lodge at (203) 248-2224.

The tree’s gifts in the spring is to give us hope that warmer days are coming. The tree’s gift in the summer is to give us a shady spot to sit and read a book. The tree’s gift in the fall is to give us vibrant leaves to jump in. The tree’s gift in the winter is to let us admire its glittering ornaments and bright lights and to remind us that a new year is beginning. A tree is a gift all year long.

Gillian N. Regan is a fifth-grader at Ridge Road Elementary School, where she writes creatively in librarian Lydia Westerberg’s Young Aspiring Writers group.

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Students recognized As he thanked the North Haven Rotary Club and the parents of the November and December Students of the Month, NHHS Assistant Principal Andrew Pettola introduced the students, stating that, “Amanda Royka and Francesco Scarano are students who are committed, not only to their academic success, but to North Haven High School and the community at-large. Their desire to serve others and give back to North Haven is clearly evident in the quality of service and variety of activities in which they participate.” Indicating that she felt “indebted to this town” because of the opportunities it affords, Royka said that it was “so nice” to be recognized by a group whose ‘service above self ’ North Haven High School Assistant Principal Anmotto “speaks volumes to its noble ideals and drew Pettola, left, congratulates Students of the selfless outlook.” Some of her involvement in- Month Amanda Royka and Francesco Scarano, as cludes the Future Problem Solving Program; Rotary President Elect Debbie Volain looks on. the Global Issues Problem Solving International Conference; problem solving activities with middle-schoolers; president of the Improv Comedy Troupe; treasurer of the Spanish Club; and volunteering to teach Spanish after school at Green Acres. She thanked her “loving parents and sister and the dedicated teachers” for all of their support, and said that she hopes to continue living by the club’s motto. The winner for December, Francesco Scarano said that being chosen was “truly an honor.” He, too, recognized his audience for “encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and helping to build goodwill and peace in the world, while doing the same for the town of North Haven.” His list included coaching youth soccer each fall and spring, as well as helping at winter clinics at the middle school; junior class president; member of the soccer and swim teams; accumulated 400 hours of community service when only 40 needed to graduate; events at his church; and stage crew at the middle school. He pledged to continue to serve others with a personal goal of 800 hours by graduation.

Amanda Royka, center, high school Student of the Month for November, with her mother, Rose Stockman, right, and her sister, Jennifer Royka.

The NHHS December Student of the Month, Text and photos courtesy of David Marchesseault, Rotary PR Chairman Francesco Scarano, center, with his parents, Vincenza and Antonio Scaranno.

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


VNA North Haven Caregiver Support Group Join other family caregivers to discuss your situation and get advice. Group is led by Jo Ann Begley of VNA Community Healthcare and meets the first Monday of the month from 10:30 11:30 a.m. at VNA Community Healthcare’s Eldercare Resource Center, 2 Broadway. The evening group is led by Francine Lombardi, social worker from VNA Community Healthcare and meets the last Thursday of the month from 4 - 5 p.m. at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road. For more information or to arrange a one-on-one, free consultation with Jo Ann, or to register for any sessions

listed below, call toll-free 1866-474-5230. Stronger Seniors Now! Join VNA Community Healthcare on Mondays, 1 - 2 p.m., at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, for a six-week interactive program that features 30 minutes of strengthening exercise (for all levels) and 30 minutes of nurse led health talks. A fee is charged. Memory Matters Join VNA Community Healthcare on Thursdays, from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., at the North Haven Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Road, for a seven-week course that focuses on enhancing brain function. Program includes fun brain fitness activities. A fee is charged. Visit for more information. Sit-ercise: Chair Exercises Increase muscle strength, improve flexibility and balance to prevent falls with this new exercise class from VNA Community Health-

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Faith United Methodist Church

Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Rd., has scheduled Christmas Eve Services with a Family Story Time at 6 p.m. is an informal family-friendly worship opportunity with songs and a brief story. The tradi-

tional Candlelight Service is scheduled for 8 p.m. and is a service of carols, scripture, and a message of Christ. For more information, call (23) 239-2469 .

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Church, 3 Trumbull Place, has scheduled an old-fashioned Christmas pageant for Monday, Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. Children are welcome to participate dressed as an angel, shepherd or any animal. No rehearsals are scheduled — children may simply show up to participate. The event is meant to be retelling for the Christmas story, complete with the star and the three kings. Christmas carols will be included. St. John’s Episcopal Church has scheduled a traditional Christmas Eve service for Dec. 24, at 11 p.m. and a Christmas Day service for Dec. 25, at 11 a.m. For more information on any event at St. John’s, call (203) 239-0156.

Montowese Baptist Church Montowese Baptist Church has scheduled a Christmas shopping fundraiser for today, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at 2 Susan Lane. Buy your last minute Christmas gifts: Jewelry, crafts, sports equipment. Free grab bag for children. For more information, call (203) 234-6784. Montowese Baptist

The North Haven Citizen Friday, December 21, 2012

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Submitted by Nancy Miller

Children from Northford Congregational Church Sunday School rehearse a song for a the Christmas presentation, planned for Sunday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. at the church. 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.

Northford Congregational

The Northford Congregational Church, 4 Old Post Rd. has scheduled an open house for Friday, Dec. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the social hall. All are welcome. Holiday services during Advent are scheduled for Sundays at 10 a.m. through Dec. 23. Advent candles are lit by families who also read special Bible verses. The Christmas Eve service is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. The service focuses on Bible verses highlighting the prophecy and Gospel. The Sunday, Dec. 23 10 a.m. church service will include a brief presentation by the Sunday School.

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The parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel has scheduled six Masses to celebrate Christmas. The Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Eucharist is scheduled for 4, 5:30 and 10 p.m. Christmas Masses are scheduled for 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. The principal liturgy on Christmas Eve is the solemn mass of the nativity at 10 p.m. The Choral Eucharist includes the parish See Faith, next page


Friday, December 21, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

Obituaries Edward Busch Edward Busch, 83, of Northford, passed away on Dec. 12, 2012 at YaleNew Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Jean Malboeuf Busch. Edward was born in Hartford on Oct. 12, 1929, a son of the late Anthony and Katharine Yedraitis Bucevicius, was a graduate of the former Boardman Trade School in mechanics. He was a shop foreman for the former Cooley Chevrolet of New Haven for 32 years and later for McDermott Chevrolet for five years until his retirement. Edward enjoyed vegetable gardening, snowmobiling, boating, fishing and was a car enthusiast. He was the father of Edward V. Busch II (Lynn), Donna Tancreti (Paul) of Newport Richey, Fla., Valerie DiStasio of Northford and her fiancé Joseph Gallagi; grandmother of Laura Busch (Jeff LaBlanc), Tracey Moris (Tom), Paul Tancreti (Amanda), Michael Tancreti, Ashley DiStasio and Louis DiStasio, Jr. He is also survived by five great-

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Rose Lanese Rose Tarducci Goulet Lanese, 89, of North Haven, a resident of Hamden for many years, passed away on Dec. 9, 2012 at the Arden Health & Rehab Center, Hamden. Born in New Haven on Aug. 31, 1923; daughter of the late Ernesto and Assunta Sucati Tarducci. Rose had worked as a manager for the former Caldor’s Department Store for many years; was a member of the North Haven Senior Center and an American Red Cross Volunteer for over 20 years. Mother of Barbara Massaro and the late Lorraine Hood; grandmother of Renee (Michael) Antonetti, Antho-

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

ny (Tiffany) Massaro, Terry Hood, Christopher (Renee) Hood, Courtney and Whitney Hood. Also survived by ten great-grandchildren; aunt of Sue and Joe Fusco, and Annmarie Andriozzi. Dear friend of Johanna and Arpad MacKay. Rose was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, never to be forgotten. Predeceased by brothers, Lawrence and John Tarducci. Services were held Dec. 20, 2012 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Barnabas Church. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

Barbara J. Minore Prato Barbara J. Minore Prato, 63, of East H a v e n , passed away Dec. 11, 2012 with her b e l o v e d mother and friend. She was the wife of John A. Prato. Mrs. Prato 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.

was born in New Haven on Nov. 23, 1949; daughter of the late Joseph J. and Marjorie Cinicola Minore; had worked in the office for the New Haven Ravens, the Bridgeport Bluefish, the Norwich Navigators and presently for the office of Dr. Bjorn Ringstad, Village Medical Center, North Haven. Barbara was devoted to her family, especially to her six grandchildren sharing in all their extracurricular activities. Mother of Christopher (Jennifer) Prato of North Branford and Melissa (Janet Madigan) Prato of Hamden; grandmother of Lia, Matthew and Emilia Prato, Kaela, Avery and Tatum Shugrue; sister of Joseph (Sandra) Minore of Cape Coral, Fla. and Mark (Wendy Darling) Minore of Branford. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Ctr. #3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

Marjorie M. Cinicola Minore Marjorie M. Cinicola Minore, 90, of North Haven, passed away on Dec. 11, 2012 with her b e l o v e d daughter and friend. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Minore. Mrs. Minore was born in New Haven on Nov. 18, 1922;

Holiday food drive The churches of North Haven have scheduled a food drive to benefit those in need this holiday season. Requested donations include canned beans, canned broth, conned soup, canned fruit, pats entrees, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, canned olives, pickles, cranberry sauce, boxed cereal, canned tuna, mayonnaise, jelly, peanut butter, pasta, canned tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, canned meats (chili, tuna, spaghetto’s, etc.), canned sweet potatoes, bagged/boxed stuffing, boxed cake mixes, pie fillings, baking needs (flour, sugar, etc.), muffin/corn bread mixes, Jell-0), cookies/candy/nuts, dessert mixes, powered/canned milk, canned juices, coffee, tea. For more information or to volunteer, call (203) 239-5691.

daughter of the late Anthony and Philomena Cinicola; had worked for the North Haven Board of Education as a cafeteria worker; enjoyed doing puzzles, cooking, feeding her beloved family and friends, loved the beach, its sea glass and shells; enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. Mother of Joseph (Sandra) Minore of Cape Coral, Fla., Mark (Wendy Darling) Minore of Branford and the late Barbara J. Prato; mother-in-law of John A. Prato of East Haven; grandmother of Stephen (Barbara Murch) Minore, Lisa (Scott) Lee, David (Heather) Minore, Robert Minore, Christina Minore, Christopher (Jennifer) Prato and Melissa (Janet Madigan) Prato. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings, Mary Minore, Minnie Amendola, Annie Hayes, Rose DiGioia, Joanne Cinicola, Alphonse “Duke” Donato, Steve and John Cinicola. A graveside service was held Dec. 17, 2012 in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Ctr.#3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

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choir with music of Willcocks, Shaw, Adam and Rutter. This follows the annual Festival of Carols at 9:40 p.m. 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.

grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son-in-law Louis DiStasio; a brother Frank Busch and a sister Susan Bringole. Services were held Dec. 15, 2012 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Augustine Church. Interment followed in Northford Cemetery.



The North Haven Citizen Friday, December 21, 2012

Commentary Freda’s Focus

An Ounce of Prevention

A time to remember

Staying warm and safe

By Michael Freda

The Christmas holiday season is always a festive one, a time to be with family and loved ones. It is at this time of year when our spirits seem to glow Freda with holiday cheer and we experience an inner luminosity that is hard to describe.

Many of us, myself included, tend to glance back into the past to remember Christmases of long ago, recall a special toy, a special Christmas moment or beloved relatives and family members who are no longer with us. For me, the memories of past Christmas holidays are rich, run deep and are very happy ones that are tightly compartmentalized in the corners of my mind. During each and every Christmas season, I always pause and

reflect on three different levels personally and professionally; reflecting upon the past, examining the present and lastly, plotting out what the future will be. This year, all of those thoughts will be tempered by the recent tragic events in the community of Newtown. Although I am grateful to live in the wonderful Town of North Haven, my thoughts will be with each of See Time, page 20

Letters to the Editor

After Sandy Hook

To the editor: In the wake of the recent tragedy in Newtown, I wanted to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to all of those affected. It is comforting to hear the stories of heroism and bravery on behalf of the school staff and first responders. As a mental-health clinician, I cannot imagine the words I would say to help a family that has lost a young child due to an act of pure selfishness and evil. Words can do very little to heal, but there are healing actions. The entire state of Connecticut and the country as a whole has come together to

offer any support they can. This is humbling and it shows that there are good people in the world. Many blame the world as an evil place but this is not necessarily true. Evil can be outweighed by the goodness in people’s hearts. When speaking to children about this horrific event, keep it as simple as possible, but allow them to process it with you. Do not deter them from speaking about it; otherwise, they may seek information in the wrong places, which can cause even more fear and anxiety. Hearing answers from their parents are the most comforting words. Participate or volunteer in an

event that will help your children feel involved and reassure them that they are safe. I encourage everyone to visit “Staying Strong for Sandy Hook” at All proceeds will be directly donated to the United Way of Western Connecticut, which helps provide resources and support for children and families in time of need. The UWWC and Newtown Savings Bank have joined together to establish the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Karen Beach, M.S., MFT North Haven

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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

By V. Deborah Culligan, RN, MPH It’s the time of year when furnaces are called back into action after a seasonal respite. Hopefully, you have had your furnace cleaned. Like any other engine, furnaces need maintenance. Don’t wait until yours breaks down. This might happen during a winter storm. You could be without heat and the repair might be more costly than annual maintenance. Annual cleaning leads to more efficient and safe heating. A heating system that does not function properly can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, a quiet dead-

ly hazard. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. But it can make you sick, or even kill you before you even know it’s there. Initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may be a headache and dizziness. Later symptoms can be a loss of consciousness, which can result in a coma. During the cold weather months when windows are closed and furSee Safe, page 22

Government Meetings Thursday, Dec. 27 Economic Development Commission, 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 Board of Selectman, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 Planning & Zoning Commission, 7p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 Housing Authority, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 Cemetery Commission, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 Board of Education, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 Commission on Aging, 6 p.m. Blight Prevention Appeals Board, 7 p.m.

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Friday, December 21, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen

Quotes of note for the 2012 holidays The holidays have a way of sneaking up on us, despite all the ads, music, festivals, decorations, cards, TV specials and on and on. Suddenly, it’s “the eve” and time to reflect on the passing of another year and the mysteries of the season. Below are a few quotes from those who have tread these times before us and who offer bits of wisdom, humor and joy to see us on our way. Some are well-worn words; others put a new spin on old traditions. These warm thoughts make me smile and I hope you do, too. - Olivia L. Lawrence, news editor Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?” Virginia O’Hanlon, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. ~ Excerpt from the editorial page of The New York Sun, written by Francis P. Church, Sept. 21, 1897

You know you’re getting old, when Santa starts looking younger. ~ Robert Paul Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! - Charles Dickens

Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find, Charlie Brown. Maybe painted pink. ~ Lucy, from Charles Schultz’ Charlie Brown Christmas

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” ~ From Leaving Home, Garrison Keillor

The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Oh, please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or maybe his head wasn’t screwed on just right. ~ From - Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ~ Andy Rooney

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~Erma Bombeck

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included. ~ Bernard Manning

May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind. ~Author Unknown

One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” ~ From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives. ~Ralph Levy, “Hanukkah - Another View”


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Shifts in high-school hockey, while NHHS drops opener By Kevin Pataky Special to The Citizen

There were quite a few changes in the landscape of Connecticut’s high school hockey over this past off-season. The teams within the CIAC have seen diminishing numbers, as some of the state’s better players left their local high schools to go play at private schools or just decided not to continue to play. Several programs, like Wallingford’s Lyman Hall (with Haddam Killingworth), had to pair up with other programs to form coops just to get the numbers they needed to continue their program. While still retaining the three-division structure to separate level of play at the high-school level, the CIAC has seen a major shift at their most difficult level play, from Division I down to Division II, which is less difficult. Many programs in Division II also downgraded to Division III as well, while no teams moved up to Division I and only a couple moved up to Division II from III.

North Haven remained in Division I this year despite losing a fairly sizeable group of talented seniors. Their 20-game 2012-13 schedule is not as difficult as in recent years, as only half of those games are against Division I competition. As a member of the SCC conference, however, those 10 games will come against some of the most difficult competition in the state. The Indians captains for this season are seniors Jimmy Piscitelli and Karl Anderson and they are assisted by junior Vin Fasulo. They will be leading a squad of 21 composed of only seven seniors, eight juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen. After a last minute cancellation of one of their two scheduled games against Division I rival Xavier, head coach Tom Roche indicated there was a scramble to pick up a game and said they were able to schedule a Division III matchup with the Hall-Southington co-op on last minute notice and that game

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thought I was just low on potassium. Then I started to get a limp. I thought that maybe I had an ACL tear.” “Then stairs started getting harder,” he continued. “My calf muscles were the first to deteriorate. After sixto-seven months, I was finally diagnosed after going through a couple of doctors.” Growing up in East Haven, Savo laced up skates and competed on ice since he was three years old. As an adult, he sought coaching opportunities. After joining the coaching staff for North Haven’s junior-varsity team last season, Savo became involved with varsity this year after the top-level program absorbed JV due to low numbers of student participants. “Hockey is my life,” Savo said. “Being a part of the team in North Haven and helping kids has been a great experience. Hockey is an amazing sport.” It’s also an exacting sport which demands players remain physically and mentally tough at all times when on ice. With hockey-fueled determination in his blood since

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NHHS assistant coach and ALS patient Brian Savo, front center, stands with the NHHS hockey team at the 2012 Walk to Defeat ALS in New Haven. childhood, Savo has remained firm against ALS. “I’ve been one of the luckier ones,” he said. “Doctors say it’s a three-to-five year disease — that’s how long you’ve got after being diagnosed. I’m going on five years. And, looking back, I can see signs of it in my life going back ten years.” “I’m fully functional,” he added. “I am still going to work every day.” Savo owns a flooring company, has a family with two young children and finds

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Senior Alec Rizzo is sandwiched by a pair of Trojans in See Hockey, next page the second period.

time to help NHHS hockey. To get on ice these days, he must slip on special shoes with rubber spikes. During North Haven games, the business-owner sits up in the stands, calculating player statistics and searching for on-ice advantages. “He was a phenomenal hockey player and is an integral part of the team,” said NHHS head coach Tom Roche. “He’s an inspiration,” said NHHS hockey co-captain Jim Piscitelli. “He’s a really

strong guy. His perseverance is incredible. He never gives up. He knows a lot about hockey, and he knows a lot about life.” In just two years with the high-school program, Savo has made an impact enough that the team, in fall, eagerly came out in large numbers to support his other pursuit — ALS awareness. On the board of directors for the ALS Association Connecticut chapter, Savo helps organize and participates in the association’s annual Walk to Defeat ALS in New Haven. This past September, NHHS hockey members — and many other associates — joined Savo in walking and fundraising. With this support, Savo himself raised $3,695 for ALS research and his team, Savo’s Soldiers, collected $7,770, contributing to New Haven’s 2012 Walk to Defeat ALS bringing in over $111,000. “I know that I speak for the entire team when I say that that was not only a bonding experience for us, but also something that made us a part of the community as North Haven High School hockey players,” said Anderson. “To be a part of some-

thing like that was special.” “We helped raise awareness about ALS that day,” Piscitelli said. “Our group was one of the biggest there.” Savo, who takes part in numerous ALS-awareness activities including testifying to Congress in Washington, was thankful for the North Haven hockey turnout. “To have that kind of support was a great feeling,” he said. “It was incredible to know that you have great people who care about you and are willing to help you raise awareness about this disease. Because ALS is not a death sentence. You have to stay positive and enjoy your life. If you have family and friends like I do, you can sustain yourself with them.” “And these kids, they see me and know not to give up,” he continued. “I hope that they can see that and learn from me and keep trucking along and know that life throws you some curveballs and you got to move with them.” The North Haven hockey team has begun wearing ALS stickers on their helmets “Working with these kids gives me the strength to go on,” Savo said.


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was supposed to be their season opener away in West Hartford last Friday night. Due to the Newtown shootings that day, however, the game was postponed until later in the season. So the Indians opened up their season at home against Division I opponent Simsbury at the Northford Ice Pavillion on Saturday, sporting their new home throwback jerseys with a light yellowish cream and maroon style. Their opponents, the Trojans, are an up-and-coming Division I team, and they returned many key players from last season’s team that turned a lot of heads late last season. After playing more than three minutes of scoreless first-period hockey, Simsbury moved in front on a goal by Sean Gaffney and the Tro-

Sophomore goalie Andrew Graziano makes a glove Indians’ co-captain Karl Anderson fights for possession following a face off. save in the first period. jans held that 1-0 lead at the end of the period. In the second period, Vin Fasulo scored the Indians’ first goal of the season to tie the score at one apiece, but the celebration was short lived - 12 seconds to be exact as Simsbury’s Brendan Law

tallied an unassisted goal for Simsbury to put them back in front for what turned out to be for good. Ryan Carpenter scored as well for Simsbury and the Trojans took a 3-1 lead into the third period. Simsbury would add a pair

of goals to finish off a 5-1 win. “The score in this game does not reflect what the season is going to be,” said NHHS head coach Tom Roche. “We’re a lot better than that as a team. We struggled offensively and defensively, but I know that we can get better.”

The Indians fell to 0-1, and their next opponent is Division II Amity. Kevin Pataky is a professional photographer and longtime contributor to The North Haven Citizen. Website: Citizen editor Kyle Swartz contributed to this piece.

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Time Continued from page 14 those families who have lost children and family members in that senseless and horrific tragedy. During this holiday season, let us all pause and remember those individuals who so unexpectedly lost their lives this past week in Newtown.

May God bless each and every one of those families and give them the strength to continue on and find some comfort in the memories of their loved ones and the times they shared. May each of you have a very blessed holiday season and a very happy and healthy New Year. Michael Freda is the first selectmen of North Haven.


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Education cost-sharing By Kyle Swartz

School superintendents and business directors from area municipalities are wise to meet for brainstorming ideas for pooling resources to conserves finances. Although some signs of national and state economic recovery are out there, the overall financial landscape likely will remain unstable for the immediately foreseeable future. School budgets probably will be tight for at least several more years. Hence, academic officials are prudent to explore all strategies for cost savings. In recent times, North Haven, Wallingford, Meri-

den, Southington, Cheshire and Hamden all sent their school superintendents and business chiefs to a conference in Wallingford. The commendable goal was to discuss ways in which districts could share expenses, such as attaining savings through bulk purchases or eliminating redundancies. Special education services were one area considered — appropriately so. A significant portion of each school district’s annual budget is for such programs, which are state-mandated and, thus, difficult to adjust fiscally. But since each district must provide similar options, there could be overlap

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tors could combine and condense programs so that all special-ed students are accounted for by only two-orthree schools total. Participating superintendents and business managers also considered numerous other similar costsharing suggestions which could have promise. These included bulk purchase of janitorial supplies, consolidating alternative highschools, collaboration with necessary building maintenance and partnering in curriculum development. These are all potentially

money-conserving plans which could benefit all partners in this education consortium. Leaders on the six municipalities’ government side should take notice. As all civic decision-makers continue to contend with limited budgets, increased regionalization of services could permit nearby communities to conserve dollars together through economic and operational alliance. Kyle Swartz is editor of The North Haven Citizen and an editorial associate at the Record-Journal, Meriden.

Local re-elected to PAEA William Kohlhepp, of North Haven, associate dean of the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, has been reelected to a threeyear term as secretary-treasurer of the Physician Assistant Education Association. The PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States. The PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students and other stakeholders. Kohlhepp, who also is a professor in the physician assistant program at Quinnipiac, earned his doctorate of health science at Nova Southeastern Kohelp University. He holds a master of health administration from Quinnipiac and a physician assistant certificate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Connecticut and Livingston College. He also received an honorary doctor of humane letters from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Ariz.

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YMCA receives donation Connex Credit Union recently donated $802.60 to the Hamden/North Haven YMCA. The money for this donation came from the fees collected by a coin-cashing machine in the credit union’s North Haven Branch. The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign is an initiative to help raise funds to help local children and families in need to be able to access the YMCA facilities and programs. For more information in “Coins for Change” program, contact Chris Whalen at Connex Credit Union, at (203) 6035787 or cwhalen@connexcu. org.

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Tenemos una gran variedad de camionetas y de carros nuevos y usados! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949 Need an Automobile? We have a huge variety of new and used cars and trucks! Please call Ryan Montalvo at (203) 250-5949. DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,288 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!

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Friday, December 21, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen AUTOMOBILES


SATURN S-Series 2001 Coupe 4-cyl. Auto. Green w/tan interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. ABS brakes. Power locks. Sun roof Original owner. 120000 miles Garage kept. $2750 443-340-2855

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

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SUZUKI SX4 2007 AWD. All Power. S#18522 $8,500 Don't miss...Call Chris at 203-250-5952

GARY WODATCH Debris Removal Of Any Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430



A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

REPAIRS Large or Small. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107

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TOYOTA CAMRY 2003 4 Door SE Sedan, Automatic $9988 Stock# 1241A


MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 213-4567

IF You don’t have time to clean your house, call me. I will do everything you wish for a great price. Good job, fully insured. Call Renata (860) 538-7963 or Email:

NISSAN Altima 2000 AT Low Miles. Super clean. $2950 TOYOTA Corolla 2000 AT, Low Miles. $2750 CHEVY Malibu 2001 Clean, Economical. $1950 (203) 213-1142

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Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

2 Door Coupe Pure 1.0L 3 Cyl Fuel Injected Stock# 13652A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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

4 Door PZEV Sedan, Automatic $8988 Stock# 9932A

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Leaf Blowing & Removal Fall Yard Clean-Ups

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

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

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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

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203-639-0032 joe@ Fully license/insured. Reg #HIC577319

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

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

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JUNK REMOVAL Demolition, Interior Painting, Dump Truck Services. Wilson Bros Landscaping LLC We Beat ALL Competitors Pricing Filing#0004731561 Contact Deane 203 631-0801

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




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TREE SERVICES NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Call 860-982-4819.

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We Pay Cash For Junk Vehicles Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles. Quick Pick Up. 203-630-2510 or 203-631-0800

FREE Woodcarving Magazines Please call (203) 265-5396

CHEVY IMPALA 2005 Stock# 13-675A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300 100% Financing Available! Apply Today - Drive Tomorrow! 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.

DODGE RAM 1500 2003


4 WD, Quad Cab, 6.3 Ft Box ST Stock# 12-997A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

EX, AWD, Automatic $8988 Stock# 9989A

PETS & LIVESTOCK HORSE CARE NEEDED Part Time AM & PM Experience preferred, but will train the right person. 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833

1 888 207-3682 Ask For Darrell HONDA ACCORD 2007 Stock# 129-76A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

Mal Crédito? FORD F-150 2010 4WD, SuperCrew, 5-1/2 Ft Box 22,659 Miles. Stock# 5680A

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LOVING PUPS Rescued Puppys for Adoption. Deliveres Made. Health Gurenttee. Visit us at or Call 828-385-0757 or 828-675-9694



Ayudamos personas sin crédito o con mal crédito! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949

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Bad Credit? We help out people with bad credit and no credit! Please call Ryan at (203) 250-5949



LADIES Winter Jackets One Medium & One Large. $20 ea Excellent cond. 203 440-3919 NATURAL WOOD BEDROOM Set $75 (203) 265-5496 NEW Professional stainless steel “Burger Tender”, 12 tray steam cheeseburger chest, Made in Meriden. New $300, asking $175. Cheef (203) 600-3287

The Happy Place Consignment & Gifts is opening 12/1 at 1225 Queen St, Southington! 12/1 Photos w/ Santa & Raffle! Now accepting your consignments by appointment. Wanted new to gently worn clothing, shoes, video games ,consoles, collectables, artwork, jewelry, pet items, vintage/small antiques, small furniture, etc. Call Bonney @ (203) 605-3868 for appointment!

Hyundai Santa Fe 2004 4WD, Automatic. $4988 Stock#9385C

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CARS Starting At $199 Down

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

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

MATTRESS SET: Brand name Queen pillow top mattress and foundation NEW in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

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

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Contact Dan the “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire at 203-250-5952

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Stock# 4104A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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MAYTAG New Model Washer & Dryer, brand new never been used. $950 for the set. Call 203-630-2164 or 203-886-9811


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CRYSTAL Lake Equestrian Center Middletown, CT Horse Back Riding Lessons, Pony Rides/Parties, Boarding & Clinics! Gift Certificates Available for the Holidays! (203) 631-8324

MERIDEN’S Newest HIDDEN TREASURES Antiques & Collectibles. 387 South Colony Street, Meriden (203) 600-5075 Open Saturday & Sunday 9-4


HOT TUB 4-6 Person Holds 340 gallons. 9 yrs old, good condition, seldom used, but well maintained. $1200. Call 203-639-1248


XBOX 360 slim 4GB for sale, $99. Call Mike 203-440-3892 for more info.

YAMAHA Stereo Keyboard Many styles of music to choose. Also sound effects. $25. GOLF CLUBS Bag, Rake, Cover Starter Kit. Good condition. $20. (203) 440-2046

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

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Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

CHEVY VENTURE 2003 $3,688 -6 Cyl. 4 Spd Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT 100% SEASONED Hardwood Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. Pick Up Available 203-294-1775 CLEANEST Seasoned Firewood in state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2 & picked up. Mike (203) 631-2211

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

Seasoned Fire Wood $225 delivered Call 203-715-3140 WOODBURNING Stove. Excellent Condition. Call 203-715-1396


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

203-235-8431 PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $110 Call 203-415-1144

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

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Friday, December 21, 2012 — The North Haven Citizen MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS


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


WALLINGFORD 3 BR Ranch on cul-de-sac. Hdwd flrs, dishwasher. Full bsmnt. Large deck borders Doolittle Park. $1250/mo+ sec. Avail 2/1/13 203 284-5843


MERIDEN. Town House Condo, 5 rms, 2 br, 2 ba, 2 separate LR's. Great for roommate, inlaw or child to have separate living area. Full appl., w/d. No pets, $1,000 + utilities, good credit, first mo rent + 2 months sec deposit. Call Pat Burke 203-265-5618.

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HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden 1 BR, recently renovated. From $695. Includes h & hw. plus sec. Avail immed. Call 203-8868808. HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden 1 BR, recently renovated. From $695. Includes h & hw. plus sec. Avail immed. Call 203-8868808.

MERIDEN- Nice 2 BR No pets. $795 per mo, Deposit, Credit & References. 25 Griswold Street Please Call 203-317-7222

MERIDEN. 1 BR, Heat Included, $825. 9 Guiel Place. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175 MERIDEN. Studio apt, $600/mo includes heat & electric, on bus line, no pets. Sec & ref. Call 203-982-3042. MERIDEN. West side. Clean 1 BR, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $870/ mo plus sec. 12pm8pm, 203-634-1195 or

Under New Management 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

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Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398

WALLINGFORD 2BR Very Neat & Very Clean. Appliances, Laundry Hookups, Off St Parking. No Pets. No smoking. 1 Yr Lease. $900. 203-631-5219

MERIDEN 3 BR Apartment 2nd Fl. 6 Rms + Pantry Refrigerator, Stove, WD Hookup. $975 + sec. Available Now Sec 8 Approved. Call 203-284-5843

WALLINGFORD Charming S. Main St. Apt 2BR w/spacious Kitch & LR. Back Porch, Lrg Yard, w/ off St Park. No Pets. 1,225/mo. includes utils. Call 203-671-0622

MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $895 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $895 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $925/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472 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

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MERIDEN By Owner to Settle an Estate. 3 BR, Family Room, Finished Basement, 3.5 Baths, Screened Porch. 20 South View Street (203) 691-0046 (203) 237-7555


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WALLINGFORD. $107,900. Spacious 2 BR Townhouse. Remodeled kitchen and baths, Hardwood floors throughout. Finished lower level. Condo fees include heat and hot water. Nicky Waltzer at 203-265-5618

Holidays Are NearStart A New Career! Due to massive product demands, our company has opened up 3 New Locations in West Hartford, Meriden and Southington. POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN: Customer Service/Sales Manager Training Assembly/Packing Appointment Setting No Experience Necessary Must be ready to start this week. $350-$600/Week Email Resume Today! rv _b o y l e @ y a h o o . c o m Or Call 860 329-0316

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MERIDEN Pvt BR in Large Quiet Home. All utils, able TV, kitchen. Laundry. Must like pets. $180 /wk. 2 wks sec. (203) 715-8850


WALLINGFORD Private BR with Double Bed and Private Bath. All Utils, Cable TV, Laundry, Private Entrance, Off St Parking. $160/wk. 2 week security. Call 203-626-5786 or 203-9801441

WALLINGFORD-Duplex 2BR, LR. Tiled Bath. Kitchen w/stove & fridge. Laundry hookups. $950 + utils. 2 mos sec dep. Agents RE (203) 949-0500

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WALLINGFORD 1BR 70 Center Street $750/mo. Call Mike 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 2nd Flr, New Carpet, Stove, Fridge, W/D Hookup, Off St. Parking. $885 plus sec. Call 203-430-4373

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MERIDEN- SMALL Efficiency All utilities included. $450/mo +1 Month Security. Call for info: (646) 345-2636

MERIDEN-4BR 2nd flr & 3rd flr. Liberty St. Recently Renovated Stove & Refrig, W/D hkup, off-St Parking, Yard, Storage. Sec 8 approved. $1275 (203) 506-6398

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.


MERIDEN- 3 BR, 6 RMs, 2nd flr, 504 E. Main. Clean, convenient, nice. Appls, Washer/Dryer incl. Avail Now. $1050. 203-6861987 or 203-427-7990 No pets.

MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $745-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Steve 203 721-5215

MERIDEN 1, 2 Bedroom 3rd fl Avail immed $600-$650 Sec Deposit 1st month’s. No Pets Mike 860 305-1642

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

MERIDEN-3-4 BR 2 floor unit. Nice, big apartment. Off street parking. Available December 1. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003

MERIDEN 2 BR Available Heat, Hot Water & Appliances incl. Off-Street parking. Available for immediate move in. Starting at $800 per month. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1 BR, 1st Floor Attractive Victorian. Walk in Kitchen w/ New Appls. Heat Hot Water included. Bus line. $700. 199 East Main Call 727-565-8362

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MERIDEN Private & Clean 1BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $695/mo. Lease & Sec. Deposit Req. No Pets. Also Efficiency Apt for $575 Call (203) 235-2372

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

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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



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

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Full-Time weekdays with a rotating on-call schedule. Experience preferred along with skills specific to HVAC and refrigeration. Must hold a valid state license and be able to work independently. Health insurance, 401k, vacation, and free wellness center membership available. Come join an established company that offers a team orientated environment. To apply fax resume to 203-271-7794 or in person 8a-7p weekday, 10a-3p weekends. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. No phone calls please! EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V. Part-Time Office Assistant Needed A reputable Independent Insurance Agency is seeking a dependable and responsible person for part-time help in Meriden. Must be fast-paced and a quick thinker. Strong organizational, computer and phone skills a must. 15-20 hours per week. Please fax resume to 203.440.9560 or email to: PUBLIC Safety Officer needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Weekends and some weekdays. P/T position. Please stop by to fill out an application.

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MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Seeking a high energy individual to manage patient reception and front desk duties in eyecare clinic. Desire strong people skills and organization. Bilingual helpful. Email resume to

HELP WANTED PT CNA Needed to cover Meriden-Hamden areas. Morning & Weekend Hrs. Must Drive. Call (203) 697-1030

Security Guard Positions Per Diem – Schedules vary based on facility needs, but will include some weekends, holidays and overnight shifts. Position also requires some light maintenance duties. Security license required. To apply fax resume to 203271-7794 or in person 8a7p weekday, 10a-3p weekends. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. No phone calls please! EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V. VAN Driver needed Monday thru Friday, mornings or afternoons, for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Public Service license or CDL, Class B with a P endorsement required. Please stop by to fill out an application.


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