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Volume 5, Number 12

Friday, March 19, 2010

Board of Education enforces public restrictions, then apparently violates FOI


By David Marchesseault Special to the North Haven Citizen In a meeting March 11 that was slow to get underway, the Board of Education had limited business of substance on their agenda last Thursday evening at the Town Hall Annex, but dealt with many contentious public comments. The first piece of business before the Board of Education came on action taken to approve an amendment to the food services contract with Chartwells, a subsidiary of the international Compass Group. The routine matter involved adjusting the amount of money set aside for improvements to the cafeteria at the middle school from an estimated $108,000 to an actual expense of $130,000.The improve-

ments are considered legitimate expenses which are drawn from the revenues of the program and spread over five years according to board vice chair Steve DiCapua. DiCapua went on to mention that the school district’s budget was “on track,” adding that he was “happy how it’s looking.” He then mentioned that the budget proposed for the next school year was presented to the Board of Finance two weeks ago and said that they expect a decision from that board on March 17. In regard to the ongoing examination of how to deal with the failed boilers that were repaired at the high school, he said that a draft report had been received and a final report See BOE, page 32

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A nineteenth-century brickyard at 41 Stiles Lane mined the property of its subterranean clay, allowing for a quicker permeation of below-ground pollution.

Pfizer explains clean-up plans for 78-acre site By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

From North Haven Guild website

“Gipper,” pastel, by Annette P. Bailey. See more art on page 23.

Pfizer will be showing local groups a video this month of the company’s remediation plans for the former Upjohn property at 41 Stiles Lane. Pfizer is cleaning the 78-acre property, which abuts the Quinnipiac River and was contaminated by chemical companies that operated on the premises in the past. “The video is our outreach to the community,” said Russ Downey, Pfizer project manager, on March 10. “We will start this month with local commissions and elected officials.” The video begins with the property’s history, as far back as a 19th century brickyard that mined the site’s subterranean clay. Several subsequent chemical plants

took the brickyard’s place and, as environmental understanding and laws were then limited, unknowingly released various contaminants and carcinogens into the soil, which was more susceptible to pervasive pollution because of its depleted clay stock. Pfizer obtained the property from Pharmacia Corporation in 2003, which had purchased it from Upjohn in 1996. Upjohn produced products used in pharmaceuticals, herbicides, photographic chemicals, and more. The video details Pfizer’s proposed remediation plans, the result of a North Haven citizens’ advisory panel, as well as over $25 million dollars and over 200 studies of the property’s soil, groundwater, and human and envi-

See Pfizer, page 20


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, March 19, 2010

Bill passed for cheaper prescription drugs House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden) and State Representative Steve Fontana (D-North Haven) announced that a bill allowing municipalities to purchase prescription drug coverage through the state employee plan was approved by a 13 to 5 vote by the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee. House Bill 5295, An Act Concerning Municipalities and Prescription Drug Plans, would permit municipalities to join the state employee plan for the purchase of prescription drug coverage. The plan, which provides benefits to state employees and public officials, costs significantly less than comparable policies available to many Connecticut municipalities. In 2009, the state prescription drug plan experienced no premium rate increases, unlike many similar plans.

Last week’s poll question: How would you vote on the reinstatement of the engineer-two position Of nine respondents, 56% said yes, and 44% said no. Poll question for this week: Will you be doing spring cleaning?

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, March 19, 2010

North Haven schools’ bullying policies inadequate says parent By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

As the North Haven schools’ bullying policy shows, contemporary antibullying measures are increasingly meticulous, but still leave some parents wanting more. North Haven resident Jennifer Crisanti is one such

parent. Crisanti, who said that one of her children has incurred consistent bullying in a North Haven elementary school for three years, wished that the town’s schools would adopt more specific, transparent, and thorough bullying policies. Crisanti believed that the school should adopt rules in which specific bullying

transgressions triggered specific punishments, as in pushing another student would always be punished with the same disciplinary action. “I think if you have black and white rules, then the parents know where they stand,” she said. “Right now it’s up to the discretion of the teachers and administra-

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tion.” “There are no guidelines,” Crisanti added. “It needs to be much tighter. It should say that if you put your hands on another child, this specific thing happens.” Currently, bullying is defined in the North Haven public schools bullying policy, as adopted on January 9, 2003, as “any overt acts by a student or a group of students directed against another student with the intent to ridicule, harass, humiliate or intimidate the other student while on school grounds, at a school-sponsored activity or on a school bus…”

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Additionally, students and their parents may make formal or informal complaints of bullying, with or without anonymity, according to the bullying policy, in cases of “suspected bullying,” administrators will meet with the victim and the alleged bully, not necessarily at once. “As the complaint is determined to have merit,” the policy continues, a “progressive intervention” and “disciplinary approach” will be employed, and parents will be notified. The measures may also be administered preventatively in cases where the behavior might not meet all the criteria of bullying. There are three escalating levels of interventions. In the first, the alleged bully meets with a principal or administrator, who will issue a formal and documented warning and grant punishment depending on the severity. In the second, a principal or administrator meets with the alleged bully, the incident is documented, and a discipline that may include suspension is administered. In the third, the district civil rights officer, in this case Assistant Superintendent Patricia Brozek, meets with the parties, the incident is documented, and discipline that may include suspension or expulsion is administered. “Our bullying policy is pretty clear,” Brozek said.

See Bullying, page 29

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Friday, March 19, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

North Haven author proud to develop strong female protagonists By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen A local mystery writer’s newest offering blends body ink and a strong female pro-

tagonist with expiring crossdressers. North Haven author Karen Olson’s sixth published book, Pretty in Ink, details Las Vegas tattoo shop owner Brett Kavanaugh’s sleuthing into the murders of drag queens. The 299-page mystery novel, published by New American Library, is available for purchase for $6.99. To promote her new work,

Olson appeared at the North Haven Memorial Library on March 15 for a book signing. “About two years ago, my editor said ‘What about a new series?’” Seymour explained to an audience of 40, including loyal fans and eager Quinnipiac University writing students. “I said to

the author’s second novel in the series, following 2009’s The Missing Ink, as well as Olson’s four-book mystery series about fictional and hardened New Haven newspaper reporter Annie Sey-

my editor ‘What are you looking for?’ At first she said they were looking for a werewolf mystery. I said I thought I couldn’t do werewolves. Then she said she was looking for a tattoo shop mystery.” Olson agreed to tackle the tattoo topic. Pretty in Ink is

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, March 19, 2010

Community Services offers help for residents facing tough times By Paul Colella Special to the North Haven Citizen

It has often been said that everyone needs a hand to hold onto, and every once in a while someone can use a little help from a friend or the community. For North Haven residents, assistance is available to those who qualify at the department of Community Services and Recreation through several programs, including three in particular — the Food Bank, the Toy Bank, and the Emergency Fund Bank. “Our food, toy, and emergency fund banks provide food, toys, and energy assistance to residents in need. All recipients are kept confidential and we encourage people to use these services,” stated Gerardo Sorkin, director of community services and recreation. “Each is a community resource that is private and discreetly done.” Sorkin further explained that the food, toy, and emergency fund banks are made possible through the contin-

uous generosity of the people of North Haven and local organizations. The demand has increased especially this past year but they still manage to keep up with the requests. “We are fortunate not to have a shortage, and we have wonderful volunteers who help stock the shelves of the food closet,” added Sorkin. Originally when the food bank was established more than 20 years ago, baskets of food were preassembled and given to families who applied for assistance. Most recently the process has been changed to client’s choice. “We changed from preassembled baskets to having clients select the food they need and the amount which allows recipients to have the power of choice. This new process has been very effective,” explained Dan Riccio, senior clerk at community services. “Our shelves are always stocked thanks to the donations from the community, CT Food Bank in East Haven, and a state program called The Emergency Food

Assistance Program (TEFAP) that helps provide a variety of food through the year.” Riccio added that assistance is available once a month but if a family is in dire need, they can use it more often. He also emphasized that it is not a soup kitchen, and for organizational purposes it is recommended that one calls the department of community services for an appointment on Monday through Friday See Help, page 10

The North Haven food and toy banks provide yearround assistance to those in need. Both banks are located in the North Haven Town Hall annex, and are overseen by the Community Services Department.

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Two terrific teens honored by Rotary home community. In addition to serving as president of the French Club and the French Honor Society, she is the secretary of the Mathematics Honor Society and was looking forward to the annual Pi Day celebration at the school held late last week. In her closing remarks, she said that she strongly supports the mission of Rotary International and said, “I intend to live by the ‘service above self ’ values in college and beyond.” Brett Pellegrino opened his talk in a similar vein, saying, “If there is anything that I have learned, it is that service to the community over oneself is more valuable than anything.” In expressing his appreciation for the honor being bestowed

one for her selection as Rotary’s Student of the Month, she said, “I feel a deep connection to the community, and I have a desire to make our town a better place.” Accompanied at the awards ceremony by her parents, Peg and Bill McDonald, this member of the National Honor Society has volunteered at St. Raphael’s Hospital for two summers and plans to join the North Haven Rotary Club’s latest undertaking, a fund-raising team for the Relay for Life on June 26-27. She reported that she has supported fundraising for cancer research “numerous times” in the past. Labeling her volunteer work experience at the Community Services Food Bank as “rewarding,” she added that it was also “eye-opening” due to the surprisingly high degree of need in her

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Opening the festivities at the Breakfast Nook on March 9, Dr. Russell Dallai, the high school principal in North Haven, introduced the Rotary Club’s latest two honorees. Commenting that “stories like these write themselves,” he noted, “Both students will be missed as they advance into their college experiences. Lauren McDonald and Brett Pellegrino are terrific students and valued members of our school community.” He added, “Among their other achievements, Lauren is ranked second in the senior class and is actively involved in community service, and Brett is a gifted actor, also deeply involved in community service.” As Lauren thanked every-

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North Haven Rotary Club’s February and March students of the month Lauren McDonald and Brett Pellegrino stand with the Rotary Club’s Program Chair Susan Pace and North Haven High School principal Dr. Russell Dallai.

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pers will continue to be held every Friday night through the winter months. St. John’s sponsors the meals most Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, rain or shine for members of the community who need help making ends meet and for those who want some companionship along with a nutritious supper. The suggested donation is $1 per meal, with a family cap of $5. No one is turned away in the event they are unable to make a donation. The menu includes items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone; meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches; seasonal

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Parish, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden, celebrates Palm Sunday Masses on Sunday, March 28, at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., (solemn), and 11:30 a.m. (sung) with a Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. On Holy Thursday, April 1, the Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper will take place at 7 p.m. Motets of Durufle and Palestrina will be sung by the Parish Schola. Adoration will be until 10 p.m. On Good Friday, April 2, the Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of Christ will take place at 3 p.m. Music will be provided by the Schola with oboe accompaniment. At 7:30 p.m., the youth of the parish will present the Living Stations of the Cross in the church. On Saturday, April 3, the Great Vigil and First solemn Mass of Easter will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. This service, beginning in darkness, will include the chanting of the Exsultet, lighting of the Paschal Candle, Blessing of Water and Solemn Mass. Easter Sunday Masses will be at 8 a.m. (hymns, 10 a.m. (solemn), and 11:30 a.m. (sung).

North Haven, Conn. She was born to Felix and MaryAnn Card Powell on Oct. 19, 1910, in Berlin, N.H. Ruth and Robert M. Robbins Jr. were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1935. They were married 58 years before “Bob” passed away at their Florida home in 1993. Ruth and Bob were charter members of Faith United Methodist Church in North Haven. She is survived by a daughter, Ginny, and her husband, Ted Jones, of Springfield, Mo; sisters, Eva and Fran, of Delray Beach; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, two sisters, a daughter, MaryAnn Ward, and a grandson, Tad Jones. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at Center Cemetery in North Haven with the Pastor David Piscatelli officiating. The North Haven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Faith UMC, 81

Margaret Coffey Civitello, 88, of Sackett Point Road, North Haven, died March 12, 2010, at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. She was the wife of the late Dominick Civitello. Born in New Haven, Nov. 2, 1921, she was a daughter of the late John and Lillian Cartier Coffey. Margaret had worked for the SNET Company for many years until her retirement and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She is survived by a son, Gerald P. Civitello and his wife Lisa, of North Haven; grandchildren, Jerod (Wendy) Civitello, John and Justin Civitello, and

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Arthur Palmieri, Sr. Arthur Palmieri, Sr., 92, of Palmer Road, North Haven, died March 8, 2010. He was the husband of the late Susan Palmieri. Born in Southington, on Sept. 3, 1917, he was a son of

the late Peter and Rose Palmieri. He was a former resident of Southington. Arthur was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He formerly owned and operated two gas stations in North Haven and Clinton. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Palmieri, of North Haven; two grandsons, Jeffery and Andrew Palmieri; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Arthur Palmieri Jr., and 10 brothers and sisters. The funeral was held March 15 at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial with military honors was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

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during the hours of 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. when applying for assistance and to call in advance for pick-up. No one is ever turned away. Another assistance program is the toy bank that provides toys and bikes for children of needy families. The toy bank is available year round for parents or guardians to select items for year-round gift-giving needs. “It started as a resource for only the holidays, but when we had extra toys in the closet through the donations of individuals and organizations, we made it accessible

for other occasions, such as birthdays and appreciation and rewards for a good report card or special achievement,” stated Carla Pelliccio, secretary to community services. “It is a great resource service for parents who cannot afford to buy toys for their children due to job loss or financial hardship.” Pelliccio said that the closet is filled with a variety of toys with a focus on stuffed animals, board games, Fisher Price toys, toy cars and trucks, action figures, dolls, crafts, and refurbished bikes. Eligibility criteria for the toy bank are families must be residents of the town, parents must complete and sign an application that includes a

statement of need, and children’s names and proof of dates of birth must be provided at the time of application. Access to the toy bank is by appointment and kept confidential. “We are grateful to Jim Johnson, a social worker at the North Haven Middle School, and students from his after school program, who repair and refurbish used bikes that they donate to the toy bank,” replied Pelliccio. “It’s a joy and rewarding to see the appreciation of the parents and the smiles it brings to the children.” Like the food and toy banks, the emergency fund

bank is another assistance program available to residents in need of assistance for energy-related emergencies. This fund is made possible by monetary donations from individuals and organizations. The application is done by appointment and recipients’ names are kept confidential. Assistance is provided to people having financial difficulty paying an overdue bill for heating or getting heating fuel for their homes. “We want people to be aware of these programs and not to be ashamed to take advantage of them,” replied Sorkin. “We want residents

to call us so we can explain guidelines, and we will work with them, and assist them in difficult times.” “No one needs to be hungry, no child should be deprived of a toy, and no one should have to live in a house without heat,” stated Riccio. “I am very pleased to help people in need, especially working in this department while reaching out to all North Haven residents who I consider my friends and neighbors.” For more information on these programs, please contact Community Services at 203-239-5321 ext. 780.


cludes many clubs throughout the southern half of Connecticut. The “test” is a code of conduct that all Rotarians are expected to follow. Saying that he believed in giving back to his community, the very respectful young man described the three years that he spent volunteering for Habitat for Humanity through the North Haven Congregational Church on mission trips to Watertown, NY as “lifechanging” and added that the experience “filled me with a satisfaction unlike any other.” A talented musician and actor, the young scholar has performed in countless musical programs through the high school’s Concert Band, the Jazz Band, the Select Choir, and through his participation in various school theatrical productions. The highly admired thes-

pian’s most recent accomplishment was playing the lead role in the high school’s widely acclaimed rendition of the “Music Man,” deemed by some as one of the most successful theatrical musical performances in the school’s history. He said that he takes pride in the acceptance and recognition that his community gives to the fine arts and said that he is not only thankful for the opportunity to entertain before an appreciative audience, but also to provide service to the community at large. Brett was accompanied by his proud parents Karen and Bernie Pellegrino, as well as his younger sister, Clara.

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Children learn, play and grow at Moppet Minders By Paul Colella Special to the North Haven Citizen In two large adjoining

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there is energetic and happy children engaging in creativity, learning, socializing, sharing, and playing while in the care of two professional and enthusiastic teachers. The program is called Moppet Minders and is located in Room 1 at the Recreation Center. “The Moppet Minders is a state-licensed nursery school program designed for children ages three through five,� stated Eileen Pettit, assistant director of recreation. “Three- and four-yearolds attend on Tuesday and Thursday while four- and

five-year-olds come on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.� Pettit further explained that the program currently has 40 students; 20 in the Tuesday and Thursday program, and 20 in the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday program. The Moppet Minders Nursery School runs from early September through mid-June, and follows the North Haven Public School calendar regarding most holidays and vacations. It is part of the recreation department and is licensed with the Department of Public Health. “The program has two

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wonderful teachers, Janice Guido and Carol Plotica, who are open-minded, innovative, and dedicated to the children,â&#x20AC;? Pettit added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They work well together by bouncing ideas off each other, and they share the same work ethic and education philosophy. They are an important part of our recreation family.â&#x20AC;? The program has been in existence for 37 years and is an affordable nursery school for town residents and nonresidents. Pettit recalled that the program started as a drop-off center that eventually became a nursery school, and then was state licensed about 24 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been with Moppet Minders for nearly 28 years, and I love coming to work every day,â&#x20AC;? stated Guido. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day is exciting and a new learning experience for me and the children. The greatest joy is seeing a smile on a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face when he or she learns something.â&#x20AC;? Guido went on to say that she enjoys working with her Plotica. Both women believe in giving the children a solid learning and socializing background that will be beneficial when they enter kindergarten. A typical day of learning focuses on letters and numbers, following directions, story time and circle time, reading, listening and comprehension skills, sensor skills, work stations, finger plays and songs, and age appropriate play with various toys that promote creativity, sharing, and interaction among the children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have closets filled with toys and motor activities. Carol and I also focus on getting the children ready for school by teaching them life skills, including following directions, having manners, and adjusting to routine,â&#x20AC;? added Guido. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The life skills

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grandchildren, and children of children come through the program. With Moppet Minders, tradition continues among many families with positive feedback and the return of former students with hugs and smiles for their teachers. “Moppet Minders is a convenient, reasonable, and af-

fordable program filled with many opportunities for children to play, learn, laugh, and grow,” stated Pettit. “The program is a success due to the tireless and combined efforts of Guido and Plotica who compliment each other

while making Moppet Minders a special place for all the children who walk through our doors.” For more information on Moppet Minders, please contact the Recreation Department at 203-239-5321, ext. 770.

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are what they can use in their lives.” Guido has a degree in elementary education and state certification in preschool education. Plotica has a degree in early childhood and secondary education with state certification in preschool education. Both attend workshops and complete nine hours of CEUs mandated by the state every year. They are CPR and First Aid certified with some medical training. “Like Janice, I enjoy being with the children and working with them. This is my first year at Moppet Minders, and every day is a great experience,” stated Plotica. “I believe that it is important for children to separate from their parents and to feel comfortable in a calm and nonthreatening place while learning and socializing.” Guido and Plotica do arts and crafts and projects for the holidays. These activities get the children to use their motor and cognitive skills while teaching them how to be creative. “The children are very creative. We decorate our bulletin boards with their work, and it brings smiles to children to see their work displayed, especially when the parents and grandparents view it,” Plotica replied. “One time the children made a replica of Santa’s Workshop out of the chairs. That was a precious moment!” Besides learning and socializing in the classroom, the children go outside to have fun on the playground. Since the classroom is very spacious, the children take turns riding bikes in a designated area of the room. Also, snack time is part of the daily schedule. “The children who attend on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are evaluated on academic, physical, social, and emotional development. Those attending on Tuesday

and Thursday are evaluated on social and emotional development,” Guido explained. “Once a year we have conferences and give out progress reports. Carol and I strive to provide for the needs of all the children since each child is unique.” Through the years, Guido has seen siblings, cousins,



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Senior healthcare costs go up

To the editor: This year the usual insurance plans were offered to those over “65” with some “changes” made to cost and coverage over last year’s plans. Actually, it’s more cost and less coverage. I will not name any particular company because all the plans run pretty much the same. Basically, I am referring to HMO plans. Example: on one of the plans, last year, the premium cost was $99. This year it’s $129 per month. That’s an increase of $30 monthly; two people or couple, $60 a month — yet there were no increases in Social Security benefits. The copays for primary doctor, 2009 — $0, 2010 — $10; specialist, 2009 — $10, 2010 — $25. In-patient hospital care co-pays were in 2009 — $0. This year from days 1 to 7 are $100 a day,

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and days 8 to 90 are $0. This is a big difference (most people’s hospital stays are between one and seven days. You usually are taken to a skilled nursing facility after that, so your hospital stay will cost you. On the subject of skilled nursing facility, last year 2009 was $0 cost for days 1 to 20. This year days 1 to 10 are $0. After that days 11 to 100 are $100 a day. These are big increases and just about all other services have increased, also too numerous to state here. But those mentioned will be really felt. Drug coverage is there and that also varies. Health reform is on the agenda and it stands to reason health care costs will go up if passed because more coverage to more people will ensue. Congress should act slowly on this issue. Some health See Letters, next page

The North Haven Citizen will be printing responses to questions posed on the paper’s Facebook page. All responses will be reprinted anonymously out of the respect of posters’ privacy.

From our Facebook page The North Haven Citizen will be printing responses to questions posed on the paper’s Facebook page. March 4 – The North Haven Citizen: A motion was passed to hold a town meeting to vote on the reinstatement of the engineertwo position, Bob Burns’ former position. Facebook Friend Responses: “I’ll vote for Bobby!!” “definitely think Burns should be reinstated...”

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Monday, March 22 Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal Drive, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 Police Commission, Police Department, 8 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 Board of Fire Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m. Inland Wetlands Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25 Economic Development Commission,

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Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 8:15 a.m. Thursday, April 1 Board of Selectmen, North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St., 7 p.m. Monday, April 5 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 Community Services Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 5:30 p.m.

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“Putting aside politics and personalities, the townspeople must be shown the value to the taxpayer before re-instating the position. The ‘powers that be’ must answer the question: Has the town suffered by the reduction in personnel? The other issue needs to be further explained to the community.” March 12 – The North Haven Citizen: What are your thoughts on Anthem’s proposed 28 percent health insurance increase? Facebook Friend Responses: “seems like a high increase. I do think that a good point was raised at the Selectman town meeting, in

which someone pointed out that some of the town employee co-pays are only $5... this seems WAY out of line, as so many of us are paying much more.. increase in copay, which seems only fair in view of rising costs, would help offset increases.. wonder what the prescription copay is too, that might need to increase.. just to add, I am VERY appreciative of our town employees, teachers, etc. but we ALL need to share this increase, not just town taxpayers.” “Sure, they fight like hell to get North Haven back and then they kick them ... with a big rate hike. What a company!”

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Freda’s Focus: This Year’s Budget

Over the course of the next week, we will be finalizing the budget that will be presented to you for your review and for Freda your approval. This year’s process has been particularly challenging for several reasons. We have spoken on many occasions about a significant gap between revenue and expenses for this coming fiscal year as a result of one time revenues being used to balance budgets that now have to be made up. This year’s Grand List loss of aggregate value has now turned into an additional decline in revenue of 1.1 million dollars. On top of all of this, we are contending with certain needs that the Town has, that now have to be addressed in terms of infrastructure, and equipment, in an effort to maintain certain services. The Board of Finance has worked diligently through

the workshop sessions and now will be reviewing this upcoming budget to prepare a final proposal for your review. It has been with a heightened sense of urgency that I have been working to create opportunities to increase our revenue base for future incremental tax dollars in an effort to reduce the gap between revenue and expenses. We have many things unfolding but nothing to tangibly report at this time. Please pay attention to what we will be proposing as a budget for your review. My commitment to you is that we will present this budget in great detail as we move towards our referendum in May. Despite the numerous challenges that we are faced with, I remain confident and very optimistic for the future here in North Haven.


dent, Another Proud Madison Resident, Madison Parent, Jeff, Get Real, Observer, Some Truth, Madison Student. Who are these people? Especially the Proud Madison Residents. If they are so proud, why didn’t they sign their names? I have submitted many letters to the Register, as well as other newspapers over the years, and was distinctly told they would not be printed if they were not signed with my first and last name, and my full name was printed in the newspaper every time. This rule is also printed in the New Haven Register’s information section stating, “unsigned letters will not be published.” I’d like to know, does this only apply south of the Madison/Dixon Line? I hope this special treatment does not extend to the

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care needs reforming, some doesn’t. Seniors’ reforms have already begun. Ann M. Ruocco North Haven

Letter to the editor policy questioned

To the editor: I was surprised to read the letters printed on March 8 in the New Haven Register’s opinion column, under the heading, “Child rape case has Madison folks on defensive.” Not a one was signed with the first and last name of the writer. They were signed, A Fan, Shaking my head at the silence, Proud Madison Resi-

I enjoy serving each of you as First Selectman. Sincerely,

Make sure you’re counted: Return your census form Next week, the 2010 Census questionnaire will begin arriving in more than 120 million mailboxes across the nation. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution and conducted every 10 years, the census counts every man, woman and child, where they live and sleep most of the time. Mailing back the census form is the easiest way to participate in the 2010 Census, and every household should complete and mail back the form upon receipt. Households served by the United States Postal Service will receive their forms in March 2010. Census workers will hand-deliver forms through April 2010 in all other areas. One of the shortest census forms in U.S. Census history, the 2010 Census form asks 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Mailing back a form ensures an accurate count and lowers the cost of the 2010 Census by reducing the number of census workers who must go door-to-door to collect census data. It costs the government just 42 cents for a postage paid envelope when a household mails back the form. It costs the Census Bureau $57 to send a census taker door-to-door to follow up with each household that fails to respond. About $85 million is saved for every one percent increase in mail participation. Additionally, the Census Bureau saves $60-$70 per census form returned by mail. In 2000, the nation reversed a three-

decade decline in mail rates, achieving a participation rate of 72 percent. Now anyone can track the participation rates for any town, city, or the nation by visiting the Take 10 Map ( 10map/). Later this month, participation rates for the 2010 Census will be updated daily so communities can track performance and work to raise the rate. People with questions about their census form may visit a Questionnaire Assistance Center or contact one of the following 2010 Census Toll-free help lines: • English: 1-866-872-6868 • Chinese: 1-866-935-2010 • Korean: 1-866-955-2010 • Russian: 1-866-965-2010 • Spanish: 1-866-928-2010 • Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010 • TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired): 1-866-783-2010 • Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866939-2010 • Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866929-2010) Operational B-Roll video is available for download at Facebook: Twitter: Web:

Mike Freda courts. Propaganda has already been printed stating that these are good kids. Across the board, good kids do not gang rape (their friend) or anyone else for that matter. Joan R. Mazurek North Haven

Objects to conduct at meeting To the editor: I am so sorry to have witnessed the impoliteness shown to the representatives of Anthem at the Board of Selectman’s meeting in North Haven on March 4. The gentlemen who came to present before the town are neither the underwriters nor raters to estimate or set the cost to the town for health insurance. Have you

ever heard, “Don’t shoot the messenger?” Anthem has been a good “neighbor” to this community. They were invited to the meeting for the town’s folk to do some factfinding when it turned into what may have become a lynching. Anyone would want to defend themselves against this behavior. Another problem was with the conduct of the people accusing an individual of voting fraud. It is obvious the individuals who made the accusations don’t really know the law. They seem to have pulled each other down a slippery slope. Won’t that be something if they are the ones who have to pay the consequence for handing out and using confidential information, defaming this one person, most likely in an attempt to make others look


Christine Orris North Haven

Registrar ‘sets the record straight’

To the editor: In response to Ms. Parrella’s letter published in the Friday, March 12, in the North Haven Citizen, which claims to give “facts” but doesn’t say where the “facts” come from, here, too, are some actual facts: State Statute 9-12 says to be a town voter you have to be 18 years old, a U.S citizen and a “bona fide resident” of the town to which you are applying to vote. The statute says a person is a “bona fide resident” of the town if their

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CitizenSeniors Senior Calendar

Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, March 22 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Universal Drive, 10:30 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 Ceramics, 9:30 a.m. Beginning chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Hairdresser, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m.

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Mid-Night Run

Health guidance, 11 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 25 Ceramics, 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi, 10:15 a.m. Pinochle, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Knitting, 1 p.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1 p.m. Friday, March 26 Exercise, 10 a.m. Footlighters, 10 a.m. Scrabble, 10:30 a.m. Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m

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Girl Scouts of Montowese School, Troop 60572, made sandwiches for the Mid-Night Run at St. Barnabas Church. This is a group that feeds the hungry in New Haven.

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soup, chicken fajitas with vegetables, soft tortilla, green jello with topping, graham crackers. Tuesday: Orange juice, Yankee pot roast with gravy, roasted potatoes, California blend vegetables, whole wheat bread, vanilla pudding with topping. Wednesday: Grape juice, stuffed shells with marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, garden salad with tomato, Ital-

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Brief Book signing by local author

The Friends of the North Haven Library will present a book signing on Saturday, March 20, from noon to 3 p.m. Be one of the first to get a signed copy of Patriots and Scoundrels: Charity’s First Adventure, and meet the author, Paul C. Colella. Books will be available at the event for purchase and refreshments will be served. The event will be held in the community room of the library, located at 17 Elm St. Please call the library at (203) 2395803 to register.

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Senior Happenings

Day trips: Sunday, March 28: Oliver, Warner Theater, Torrington. Wednesday, April 14: Foxwoods Thursday, April 29: Sugar (The Some Like It Hot Musical), Westchester Broadway Theater Sunday, June 6: Lighthouse Cruise Tuesday, June 22: Mohegan Sun Wednesday, July 21: The Delaney House, All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show When registering for trips

sponsored by the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, please remember to bring in your emergency contact information, their name and telephone numbers (including work and cell numbers). Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center beginning in 2010. St. Joseph’s Day Enjoy St. Joseph’s Day on Friday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. with a Zeppole and coffee. Order by Tuesday, March 16.

Special Bingo A special bingo will be held Friday, March 19, at 1 p.m. For every can of green vegetable you bring, you will receive one bingo card for free. Mini trip There will be a mini trip to Universal Drive on Monday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. Game Day Game Day with Memory Game will be held Thursday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m.

CareCard program to be launched CareCard, the Hospital of Saint Raphael’s health and wellness program for those 55 and above, is launching two new fitness programs in Hamden: indoor walking and water aerobics. Both programs will be offered at Hamden Hall’s Beckerman Sports Center starting in April. The indoor walking program will be facilitated by a

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certified instructor who will provide instruction and guidance for walkers of varying degrees of mobility, including those rehabilitating from surgical procedures or injuries. CareCard is a free program which provides a wide variety of services and programs for the New Havenarea’s 55 plus population. To learn more about CareCard and its fitness programs, call the Hospital of Saint Raphael Healthy Aging Line at (203) 789-3275.



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Kentucky/Tuxis-Ohr’s Fuel E. Tennessee St./Meriden Pawn Texas/Country Flower Farms

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Wake Forest/No. Haven Bike

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New Mexico/Josie’s Hair Design

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Montana/White Way Laundry

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Pfizer Continued from page 1 ronmental health concerns. The remediation is estimated to cost $140 million and stretch into 2017. The final plan is to lease 17 acres on the west for commercial or residential development, and ecologically remediate the rest into tidal marshes, inland wetlands, and upland meadows for “passive athletic use” by prior arrangement, Downey said, including bird-watching or hiking. Part of the plan includes attacking the property’s most polluted portion, an acre with significant contamination 20-28 feet below the surface, with thermal desorption. A series of thermal wells would be drilled into the ground and heated to between 200 and 600 degrees Fahrenheit, vaporizing and drawing out the contaminates so that they can be de-

Pfizer currently owns and is in the process of decont- The Upjohn company, which produced various chemaminating 41 Stiles Lane. Above, a rendition of Pfizer’s icals, was one of several chemical companies that imagining of the site, in which the majority of the prop- contaminated the North Haven property. erty will be converted into wetlands and meadows. stroyed at the surface. Additionally, a cutoff wall would be implanted around the acre to contain the cleaning process. Downey said that once begun, the thermal desorption process would take 12-18 months. Two other significantly polluted areas, sludge piles

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on the south and north ends, would be capped. “For the piles, containment makes more sense,” Downey said, as the areas are too contaminated to be completely cleaned, and any cleanup would pose too much risk to workers and the surrounding environment. An impermeable cap would be placed around the piles, followed by clean soil and vegetation. The piles would also be graded to lower inclines. Further areas on the site would also be capped, while others are capable of being entirely cleaned. The proposed plan would also include dredging or excavating certain areas. There are nine areas on the site requiring corrective measures, accord-

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Downey said that the EPA and the DEP will have final authorization, which he expected around mid-2010. Public comment meetings are expected to be held around the same time. Information on the site and its proposed remediation will be made available at the North Haven Memorial Library, Downey said, including hardcover and electronic files. “We’re working with the library right now,” Downey said. “We’re waiting for their go-ahead and the state’s. We should hopefully have this worked out by June.” An informative website has been setup at Currently, the cleanup site is regulated by a water cleansing facility, which was erected by Upjohn in 1995. Water is collected by 17 pumps spread over the property. As the tide rises in the Quinnipiac, the pumps are shut off to avoid bringing in freshwater. The facility routes the water through an intricate cleaning process, during which the water is stripped of its larger sediments, doused with peroxide, and sent through ultra-violet lights that activate the peroxide to break off and destroy microscopic contaminated particles. The water is then cleansed of the peroxide, sent through monitoring instruments, and discharged into the Quinnipiac. “We’re trying to prevent contaminated water from See Pfizer, page 23

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Indians fall in second round of hockey playoffs By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Four days after upsetting No. 6 Glastonbury in the first round of the state hockey playoffs, the No. 11 North Haven Indians bowed to No. 3 New Canaan 4-0 at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport. New Canaan scored on three power-plays during the March 13 match-up, while North Haven converted on none of their opponent’s penalties, including a 5-3 advantage at the beginning of the third period. “Before the game, I was told that they had one of the best power plays,” said North Haven head coach Mike Violano of New Canaan after the game. “They really know each other and they rebound well.” “On the first power-play goal, we didn’t clear the rebound,” Violano added. “They were a good team, and we didn’t do well.” New Canaan scored 10 minutes into the first period, three minutes into the second, and two minutes and 13 minutes into the third. Still, North Haven kept the competition close, and the shot total only favored New Canaan 24-18, with almost half of the

Ram shots coming from their superior power-play execution. “[Anthony] Fasulo hit the cross bar, then Fasulo hit a stick, and [Richie] Mauri just missed wide,” Violano said, “but what are you going to do? Their defense blocked a lot of shots and their forwards blocked a lot of shots.” “It could’ve been 3-2 there in about one minute,” Violano added, “but that’s the way the puck bounces.” New Canaan’s fourth goal came during a four-on-four matchup, after Ram Andrew Leslie wristed the puck past Indian goaltender Mike Amarone on a quick breakaway. “It was a nothing-nothing game when we played five-on-five,” Violano said. Violano also pointed to New Canaan’s stout defense as a deciding factor in the outcome. “They have four of the better defensemen I’ve seen this year,” the coach said. “They moved the puck really well.” “When you’ve got good size on defense, you can keep those shooting lanes open, and get good match-ups in the shooting lanes,” Violano added. North Haven was also hampered by the loss of sen-

Junior Nash Garceau sets up in front of the Rams’ goal looking for a pass in the second period. Although the Indians are graduating seven seniors, there is plenty of talent returning to next year’s squad, including Garceau.

Sophomore Ken Broccoli moves the puck out of the Indians’ end in the first period. The Indians were defeated in the second round of the state hockey playoffs after upsetting Glastonbury in the first round. ior forward Anthony Cuomo, who was taken to the hospital mid-way into the second quarter by his parents after a vicious hit near center ice in the first period had him feeling light-headed. North Haven was awarded a power-play for the rough hit, but New Canaan ably cleared the puck several times to kill the penalty, as they would do all game during Indian advantages. Minutes earlier, Cuomo just missed connecting with a teammate for a goal, floating a perfect pass across the net from the right corner, but no Indian was present for the one-timer. Later in the period, during New Canaan’s first powerplay, Ram Tim Robustelli collected the rebound off teammate Kris Nugent’s blue line slap shot and flipped the puck past Amarone for the 10 lead. The Rams were just 17 seconds into the power play. North Haven began the

second quarter aggressively, smacking several shots at Ram goalie Tim Nowacki in the opening moments, but the New Canaan backstop would successfully frustrate Indian shooters all game. A minute later, New Canaan received their second powerplay. Just 32 seconds in, Leslie snuck a pass before the net to teammate Sam Stanton, who slipped the puck into the net for the 2-0 lead. The Indians ended the second quarter on another power play, which continued into the beginning of the third quarter. An additional New Canaan penalty pushed it to a 5-3 North Haven advantage, but the remaining Rams stymied their opponents by keeping the puck on Indian ice. A North Haven penalty, coupled with the dissolution of the first New Canaan penalty, made it a four-onfour situation when Leslie

scored for the 3-0 lead. Minutes later, another New Canaan skater was banished to the penalty box. During the subsequent power play, North Haven tallied some of its best shots of the game at net, including Fasulo and Mauri near-misses, but Nowacki continued his infallible goalkeeping performance. The teams traded possessions for the next 10 minutes, with the Rams making long and deliberate passes to drain the clock. Finally, a North Haven skater was sent to the box for two minutes with 3:37 remaining in the contest, effectively ending the game. Leslie lifted a wrist shot past Amarone for the 4-0 advantage, which would prove the final score. “That last score was a real pretty one,” Violano said. Despite the season-ending loss, Violano was pleased

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Sports Briefs

Junior Bobcats Hockey tryouts

The Connecticut Junior Bobcats Hockey Organization has announced the tryout dates for the 2010-2011 season. AAA Elite teams Peewee – Midgets: all levels of travel hockey, Pee Wee (1998-1999) and Bantam (1996-1997) and Midgets U16 and U18 teams will take place in March at Newington Arena, Choate Rosemary Hall and HamdenLou Astorino Rink. For more information, exact times and to register, please log onto or call (203) 444-7634. The Connecticut Junior Bobcats Youth Hockey Organization caters to youth, 11 years old and older, who are interested in playing hockey at a competitive level with high caliber coaching. The goals for each player and team are to develop skills, gain confidence, promote sportsmanship, build character and educate players in game situations. The Bob-

Hockey Continued from page 21 with the Indians’ 2009-10 campaign. “I happy we found our way into the tournament,” Violano said. “For a 9-10-1 team, we made some noise.

cats are excited to introduce elite instruction from a dedicated non-parent coaching staff of former Division I College and professional players, current high school and skill development coaches. The Bobcats will be members of USA Hockey.

North Haven Girls Softball League The following is the registration schedule and age requirements for the North Haven Girls Softball League for the 2010 season. Tee Ball: Girls ages 5 to 6, by June 1, 2010. Ponytail division: Girls ages 7 to 9 by June 1, 2010. Junior division: Girls ages 10 to 13 by June 1, 2010. Senior division: Girls ages 14 to 18 by June 1, 2010. The next registration date is Saturday, March 13, 9 a.m. to noon, at the North Haven Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St. Please check the website: for forms, updates, and any questions. We beat some good teams this year, some top 10 teams. Our resume is not too bad.” The Indians will graduate seven seniors, including Fasulo, Cuomo, Zander Johnson, Ryan Obier, Devin DeCarr, Anthony Russo, and Adam Lye.

Sophomore Johnnie Johnson tries to clear a Rams’ skater from out in front of the Indians’ goal crease in the third period. New Canaan scored the majority of their goals from inside the goal crease.

Squirt B State champions Photo courtesy of Robert Badrigian

The Yale Youth Hockey Squirt B Hockey Team was the winner in the Patrick Conference State Championship that took place at The Taft School in Watertown from Thursday, March 4 to Saturday, March 7. Yale made it to the semi final round by tying Enfield Squirt A (3-3), and Pawling NY Squirt A (3-3), and defeating West Hartford (3-0). The Bulldogs advanced to the championship game by defeating Avon in a 4-3 victory. The Yale Bulldogs won to championship game by defeating Ridgefield 4-2. Pictured (from left to right): Bottom row: Katrina Brocolli (North Haven) Second row: Eric Haas (Hamden), Brendan Buckley (North Haven), Zachary Paquin (East Haven), Christian Hubbard (Madison), Brock O’Connor (North Haven). Third row: Andre Sofair (Bethany), Nick O’Brien (Killingworth), Thomas Barone (Woodbridge), William Badrigian (Woodbridge), Liam Hylton (North Haven), Jack Gethings (Hamden), Patrick Gallagher (Hamden). Back row: Assistant coaches, Michael O’Connor, Andre Sofair; head coach. John O’Brien; assistant coach, John Buckley

Briefs Easter Eggstravaganza The Department of Community Services and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 27, rain or shine. The event will be held at the Mildred Wakeley Recreation Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Events will include pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloons, refreshments, jelly bean guess, and the annual Easter Bunny Raffle. The special Top Hat and Easter Bonnet contest will also take place at approximately 10:45 a.m. All boys and girls are encouraged to make a hat or bonnet at home and bring it to enter the contest at the

event. Entertainment will be provided by Keith Johnson, Bubble Guy, who will create magic with bubbles in a show that the entire family will enjoy. At the conclusion of the event, each child will receive a bag of Easter candy. The department would like to thank McDonald’s of Washington Avenue for cosponsoring the event.

Shred Day Shred Day will be taking place on Saturday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ridge Road Elementary School, 1341 Ridge Road. You can purchase a pre-sale shred bag for $10 and bring it back full the day of the event. All shredding will be done at the

school by the company Secure Eco Shred out of Brookfield. If you are unable to purchase a pre-sale bag, you can bring your shredding in boxes and bags. The cost is $10 for every 30 pounds of paper. However, if you bring your shredding in standard storage / file size, the cost is $10 regardless of the weight. Businesses are also invited to use this service. For more information please contact or call the school at (203) 248-4050.

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Friday, March 19, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen The North Haven Art Guild’s women’s show is on display at 27 Broadway, 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through March.

“Maine Sunrise,” oil, by Rosemary Serfilippi

“Still Life,” oil, by Marie Varrone

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“The Scarf,” watercolor with markers, by Jean Heagy

Pfizer Continued from page 20 reaching the river,” said water facility project manager Roger Carr. It takes a gallon of water over three hours to traverse all the necessary tanks, pipes, and other treatment equipment in the facility, Carr said, and 200,000 gallons are processed per day. Six fulltime Pfizer employees man the facility in rotation, ensuring there is 24-hour surveillance of the property. Facility computers allow the workers to continually meas- An ariel view of the pfizer property as it looks now ure 84 parameters of the site’s water. Backup generators and duplicated equipment are available for emergencies. “We’re trying to find ways to improve upon what was already here,” Downey said. CT’S #1 BASEBALL TRAINING CENTER The site itself is no longer an industrial plot. Geese, foxes, turkeys, and snapping turin all Aspects of the Game tles populate the property, PITCHING, CATCHING, HITTING, which has been greened with FIELDING wetlands, mudflats, marsh reeds, bush and tree thickets, Beginning in Mid-March and vistas that overlook the For More Info Visit us at Quinnipiac. However, dotting the tran21 Marne St., Hamden, CT 06514 quil appearance are pipes 203-248-2398 that poke through the soil WWW.BATTERSBOXONLINE.NET and denote the site as a cleanup program still in its infancy.


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, March 19, 2010

Keeping the Feast by Paula Butturini

Riverhead Books. Publication date: Feb. 18, 2010 Initial response to the title was that this book would highlight recipes. Yes, this is a book about recipes for life’s ebbs and flows. It is also about how honest food is intertwined in the strengthening of family and friendships, and the nurture of body as well as soul. If anything signifies the celebration of life, it is a feast. The author relates her personal experiences while in Italy working for United Press International and the eventual meeting of her husband who was reporting for

the New York Times. Shortly after their wedding, the couple was assigned to Warsaw, Poland, during the overthrow of Communist leaders in that part of the world. Paula was beaten by riot police while at

a student demonstration in Czechoslvakia, referred to as the Velvet Revolution. Later, her husband, John, was shot while covering the Romanian overthrow of communism. What followed was a long physical recovery for John whose life was compromised many times over. This recovery was later eclipsed by a long-lasting depression, a post-traumatic reaction to his being shot. From this point, the author relates this change in their otherwise happy lives. Her once illustrious, garrulous, and funny husband had turned into a shell of his former self. Now there was only silence, sadness, and terror. During this period, the 1142016



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“dwelling unit” is within the town. Some people have multiple “residences” that they claim. When challenges have come up, the State Elections Enforcement Commission has defined a “bona fide residence” as a person’s “genuine domicile.” They say “that place where a person maintains a true, fixed and principal home to which he, whenever transiently located, has a genuine intent to return.” (Look up State Elections File # 2006-109, Complaint of Nancy Rossi, and many cases since then.) The State has stressed that “the dwelling unit is the predominant consideration in determining residency for purposes of voting.” (Look up State Elections File #2007-154, In the Matter of an Appeal of Gerald J Porricelli). Ms. Parrella states that one may register to vote and may vote “in any place that they consider their home as long as they have a presence in that place, continuing contacts with it, coupled with an intent to return to it.” After stating the above, she just flatly concludes that her daughter “meets the criteria of domicile” because she has never voted anywhere else. While that is a good first step, it doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t, in fact, be voting someplace else. She should be voting where her “true, fixed, principal home” is. It is up to the SEEC to conclude if Mrs. Penfold meets the criteria of a domicile, not Ms. Parrella. Registrars usually discuss any allegations of voter fraud. By early October, both parties were reaching out to absentee voters using lists obtained from the town clerk’s office. Both parties had questions about absentee voters on those lists – including Ms. Parrella’s daughter. In order to remove a voter, both registrars have to agree that the voter merits removal. I spoke with Ms. Parrella, expressing my concern over Mrs. Penfold’s voting residence. This discussion happened on Oct. 19, 2009. The discussion ended when I asked Ms. Parrella if Mrs.

Penfold owned any town property. Ms. Parrella dismissed me and retorted, “As a matter of fact, she does.” According to the assessor’s records, she does not. That same day, Ms. Parrella moved to secure a second absentee ballot for Mrs. Penfold. (The first absentee ballot never arrived at Mrs. Penfold’s New York address and had been voided.) I sought advice about three alleged non-resident voters from several sources and eventually I spoke to Mr. Gambardella. At a later date, Mr. Gambardella requested, and I provided, copies of Mrs. Penfold’s voting cards and voter history, which are documents available to any member of the public. The additional research and the filing of the complaint then took place without any involvement on my part. Since that time, I have been accused of violating Mrs. Penfold’s privacy, of allegedly shredding and destroying documents in Town Hall, of failing to safeguard public records, and I have been defamed at a public meeting. Voter registration cards and voter histories are public documents. However, I never disclosed a complete social security number to Mr. Gambardella or anyone. Certainly, the last four digits of Mrs. Penfold’s social security number were on one of the registration cards, but the last four digits of a social security number are not a social security number or “identity numbers.” The State Statutes require the redaction of a full social security number from a voter registration card filled out prior to Jan. 1, 2000. (See State Statute 9-20(b), and other statutes in the same title). After Jan. 1, 2000, if a voter didn’t have a Connecticut driver’s license, you confirmed their identity with the last four digits of their social security number – not the full number. Mrs. Penfold’s last four digits were on her voter card, not her full SSN. The SEEC has sent out requested copies of the complaint, and it is noteworthy that they have not redacted the four digits from the copies of Mrs. Penfold’s voter registration card. I have sent a letter of apol-

ogy to Mrs. Penfold for not redacting those four digits, although I do not believe there was any intentional wrong-doing in not redacting them, nor is there any statutory requirement to redact them. I will not apologize for doing everything I swore to do when I took the oath of this office nor will I apologize for doing everything I can to ensure that the residents of North Haven have fair elections. It is important to know that I promptly filed responses to Mrs. Penfold’s letters with the town attorney, as the letters did not simply make requests, but wrongfully and maliciously made the accusations I detailed above. As a town employee, I was advised that a town attorney would be representing me. A town attorney was present at the March 4 Board of Selectmen meeting during which my work ethic was attacked and while the administration inferred that I was under investigation, when it is the voter fraud that is actually be investigated. I have been forced to hire my own attorney in this matter. I ask everyone, however, not to jump to conclusions – even in Mrs. Penfold’s case. Mr. Amato filed the complaint against Mrs. Penfold, and the SEEC is investigating it. It could be months before we hear anything from the State, and they may say that she is a valid North Haven voter. I also ask my other fellow town employees not to be intimidated from doing their jobs honestly and truthfully just because you see the harassment that has been hurled my way. The people of North Haven deserve an open, honest government. Patricia Jackson-Marshall Registrar of Voters Town of North Haven

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Dean’s list Colby-Sawyer College Victoria Ashley Hotton, from North Haven, was named to the dean’s list for academic achievment during the 2009 fall semester at Colby-Sawyer College. Hotton is a member of the class of 2010 and is a nursing major. Southern Connecticut State University The following students from North Haven were named to the fall 2009 dean’s list at Southern Connecticut State University: Abigaile Marie Beckwith, Aqsah Farooq Beig, Kelly Lynn Bennett, Brittney Rose Bonanno, Victoria Lyn Brudz, Michael J. Cavadini, Charlotte Lynn Cohane, Elisabetta Filomena Corraro, Kayla Rose Esposito, Amy M. Hansted, Stephen Christopher Jahn, Michele Lyn Kissel, Jacqlyn Anne Ladutko, Stephanie M. Mel, Kimberly L. Mignosa, Lauren Danielle O’Brien, Lydia Cat Olson Friedlander, Kelsey M. Onofrio, Jessica A. Papa, Dana Chandrakant Patel, Brian Joseph Pedalino, Ariella Marie Rodriguez, Jason Ira Rubenstein, Samantha Margaret Rudewicz, Dennis Simuong, Amanda Sperandio and Corrine Elizabeth Turcio. UMass Dartmouth Eric Karacsonyi, of North Haven, was named to the fall 2009 dean’s list at UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Mass.

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mour. The third book in the tattoo shop series, Driven to Ink, is already complete, Olson said, and will be released in September. Olson, who does not have a tattoo, said at her signing that before she agreed to the series she investigated the topic. “I started reading about tattoos, and I visited a New Haven tattoo parlor,” she said. “And I read about the history of women in tattoos. That really won me over.” It is not surprising that a history of women in tattoos would attract Olson to the subject, as the two protagonists in the author’s works are strong and capable female characters. Seymour is an aggressive reporter and Kavanaugh owns her own tattoo business. When Olson began to focus on her fiction writing in her early 30s, she was troubled by the way that some female characters were written. “I had been reading a lot of Oprah-type books, in which women characters spent a lot of time being victims,” Olson wrote on her website. “I discovered that in mysteries, the women protagonists were smart and didn’t allow themselves to be victimized. I decided that was the sort of character I wanted to create.” Olson has been writing since she was nine, she said, and attended Roanoke College for English. After college Olson worked in advertising, securities, and eventually found her way to a string of weekly and daily newspapers, and finally the nighttime copy desk at The Waterbury Republican when she was 30. “I would get home in the middle of the night,” she said. “It’d be 2 a.m. and I’d be wide awake, so I thought I’d try to write a novel.” Countless publisher’s rejections and 15 years later, Olson placed her first Seymour book in competition for the 2004 Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award, which annually recognizes debut mystery novels. Olson’s book bested over 500 other entrants for the honor, gaining the novel publication and the author the necessary attention to be-

gin a writing career. So far, the career is just part-time. Olson edits medical journals for Yale Medical School in the morning and writes in the afternoon. However, Olson is hopeful that her passion can become her fulltime profession, as success in literature is sometimes simply having the right novel at the right time. “You just hope something catches a wave,” Olson said. In the meantime, Olson will continue to turn out her novels. Olson writes five pages a day, she said, and can complete an 80,000 to 90,000word book in two to four months. The author is working on a young adult time travel novel, she added, and the fourth book in Kavanaugh’s series, Ink Flamingos. “At first I wanted to write the Great American Novel,” Olson said. “But I don’t want to do that anymore. This is more fun.” The punned titles of her latest series came at the suggestion of her husband, Olson said. She had decided on Pretty in Ink as a title before she had even conceptualized the book’s plot. “I’ve never started a book with a title before,” Olson said. “It was very daunting. I thought about having a horrible scandal happen and have it reported in newspapers, but then decided against it. Then I was watch-

ing Project Runway one day and they were designing dresses for drag queens, and I thought, ‘Why don’t I have drag queens in Pretty in Ink?’” When she first approached a tattoo shop, Olson was faced with depicting a culture with which she had little experience. YouTube was invaluable in her research, Olson said, as was a drag queen she met through a reporter when interviewing her about the last Seymour novel. “He told me all his secrets and gave me pictures of him all dolled up,” she said. “I had a great time with drag queens and tattoos,” Olson added. “I tattooed my drag queens, which was fun because I have to come up with the tattoos as well.” Kavanaugh’s tattoo shop is meant to depict the culture in a light opposite its sometimes sordid reputation. “The tattoo shop that the protagonist runs is sort of an upscale shop,” Olson said. “I saw ‘L.A. Ink’ and I found the people repulsive. I decided to create an anti-L.A. Ink. I have Kavanaugh run a very nice shop.” For the Kavanaugh series, Olson’s editor asked her to relocate the tattoo shop from its proposed residence in Connecticut. “My editor wanted me to move the shop out of New Haven because she thought New Haven was

too seedy,” Olson said. “So she asked me to put it in Las Vegas.” Olson had also never experienced Las Vegas, and has since visited the City of Sin 10 times for the purpose of writing. “I have people tell me that I must know Las Vegas like the back of my hand,” she said. “I must be doing a good job. But Vegas is easy to fake, because it’s always on television and in movies.” Olson continues to combat female literary stereotypes in the Kavanaugh series. “In mystery novels, the female amateur sleuth is always falling for the hunky detective,” she said. “I did not want to do this. I actually made the hunky detective the protagonist’s brother.” Instead, Olson added, Kavanaugh is involved with a casino manager in the first novel and a new suitor in the second. “Kavanaugh is 32,” Olson said. “She doesn’t have to tie herself down.” “She’s not your typical detective,” Olson added. “Most detectives have drinking problems, emotional problems, or angst. Kavanaugh is pretty happy.” Kavanaugh is not based on her creator, Olson said, nor is Seymour, despite also working as a New Haven reporter. However, Ace, an employee of Kavanaugh’s shop, is based on a rather forward tattoo artist whom Olson en-

countered during her research. “Ace is based on the tattoo artist who shunned me,” Olson said. “One tattoo artist told me that I couldn’t possibly understand his struggle as an artist. I said, ‘Of course I can – I’m a writer.’” Furthermore, Ace’s addiction to oxygen bars is based on such a gaseous lounge which Olson observed at The Venetian. Olson said that her Seymour series is over, and that she does not plan on flying Seymour to Las Vegas for some ink. Olson would consider expanding the Kavanaugh series, she added, if her editor wanted more than four books. During the signing, Olson took questions from the audience and was asked if she discovered anything interesting about tattoos during her research. Olson responded that she discovered that she would never get a tattoo because of the health risks, including ink poisoning and infections. However, Olson added she also learned to appreciate that tattoos’ sometimes negative reputation may be a generational misunderstanding. “My in-laws threatened to disown me at first if I wrote this book,” Olson said. “But then they read it and think its okay.” “Tattooing is becoming mainstream,” Olson added.


She told me that the first time she saw the letter (that was read by the first selectman) was at 6:50 p.m. Patty is not being investigated by anyone, but there is an ongoing investigation into voter fraud concerning the Republican registrar’s daughter. Her parents’ defense at the BOS meeting? They are hanging their hat on four digits and “home is where the heart is” – hoping you won’t scrutinize their ethical standards or their daughter’s true voter residence. Patty Jackson-Marshall is an asset to this town. I would never question her dedication to the Town of North Haven or work ethic. It’s unfortunate that she is being used as a smoke screen for the alleged illegal activities

of another person. Roxann Murano North Haven


Continued from page 26 Through this handful of moms, came a lifetime of friendships. One of those women was Patty JacksonMarshall. Patty started and organized the “Secret Snowman” for the Montowese PTA – collecting educational toys which were distributed by the local Community Service Department. Her dedication and consistent compassion is evident. She is a kind and loyal friend. After watching the NHTV broadcast of the March 4, 2010, selectman’s meeting, I asked Patty why she didn’t call me before the 7 p.m. selectman’s meeting. I would have proudly sat beside her.

Republican arrogance is ‘appalling’ To the editor: As a registered Republican, I am appalled by the arrogance of this administration. This is partisanship at its worse. We should stop the witch-hunt of a dedicated town employee and focus our efforts on the alleged illegal act of voter fraud. I would hope that the present administration is capable of focusing on the problem and not look for a scapegoat to cover an alleged crime. Carl J. Murano North Haven

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Bullying Continued from page 4 “There are clear levels of how this is addressed.” Superintendent Sara-Jane Querfeld said that procedures in elementary school are geared less toward punishment and more toward educating a bully to “make good choices.” Brozek said that a “black and white” policy would not be feasible. “It would be impossible to come up with a finite list,” she said. “Yes, there are rules that are black and white, but with bullying there are 5,000 shades of grey.” For instance, Brozek mentioned a recent bullying case in the middle school that finally came to light after the victim threw a punch at his alleged bully. “Both students were disciplined,” she said. “These things are always more complicated that people think,” Querfeld said. “Every case is different.” Querfeld mentioned confidentiality as one complication. The name and the punishment of any bully cannot legally be released to anyone but the bully’s parents, as each bullying incident is documented on student records, and the records cannot be released to other parents. Crisanti was frustrated by confidentiality. She said that she had called her child’s school to ascertain information on the alleged bully and the punishment, only to be told that releasing such information would be a breach of the bully’s confidentiality. Crisanti had hoped that the punishment would at least be made public to the other students. “There are ways of doing this without saying that you are doing,” Crisanti said.

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Crisanti said that she would consider contacting the local police to press charges against her child’s alleged bully. Furthermore, the concerned mother has contacted state officials. “I contacted the state and asked what the bullying laws were,” Crisanti said. “I was told that there are laws but there is nothing that can make towns do something. The state can only force towns to have a policy.”

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“Don’t tell the kids about it, but they have to see it. If you bully one day, then the next day they have to see that you get no recess.” Crisanti was also frustrated by bullying that occurred during less supervised times, such as on the school bus, in the hallway, in recess, or in lunch. “That’s when there is the most bullying, because there is no supervision,” she said. Brozek said that “if bullying is done in school, we will take an active role in trying to solve the issue.” Additionally, Crisanti was fearful that bullying flourished underneath substitute teachers. “There is a problem whenever a class has substitutes,” Crisanti said. “Notes should be left for the substitutes so that they know which students to watch a little closer. They rely on other students to tell substitute teachers because you cannot give them student files because if the file is left out somewhere and someone finds it, it’s a breach of confidentiality. Everything relies on confidentiality.” Querfeld said that she thought substitutes were well-suited to handle bullying. “A sub has clear guidelines when he or she goes into a classroom for a day,” she said. “There are folders and subfolders. A sub has immediate access to the office if the situation dictates it.” “Because we partnered with Quinnipiac University,” Querfeld added, “we have six interns per school in the schools at all times. They’re the first choice for subs. They know the culture of the school. They know the players and the rules. We don’t have to have someone from the outside most of the time.”


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was expected next (this) week. He will discuss that report before the full board at the regular meeting in April. Under Personnel on the agenda, the board approved the retirement of Linda Gniazdowski, a guidance counselor at the middle school. This action was followed by the non-renewal of nontenured teaching positions in the system. Superintendent of Schools Sara-Jane Querfeld stated that the individuals have been notified and explained that the annual decision in March only affects long-term substitutes and not the faculty in the first two years of their employment. After the routine approval of coaches for the spring sports program, a high school field trip to Ellis Island in April and a Ridge Road Elementary school field

trip to Sturbridge Village on May 25 were approved. Querfeld then gave her brief report starting with a reminder about the public forum in the high school cafeteria regarding substance abuse prevention efforts in the community scheduled for Tuesday, March 16. (See article on page xx.) After reporting that the Mastery and CAP testing was completed, the superintendent announced that a reception would be held to honor the boys’ basketball team for victory in their conference. This event would be followed by the annual March Madness basketball tourney for the elementary schools. Ridge Road held the trophy this past year. While boasting that only high school musicians comprised the orchestra, “phenomenal” was the word Querfeld used to describe the recent high school performance of the Music Man. She


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joked about the “food for thought” that was provided by a recent workshop on obesity, and described the successful involvement of the public in the annual Dr. Seuss Read-In which was held in the schools. While commenting on the “nice reception” held earlier by the North Haven Education Foundation, she passed around a copy of a new alumni directory that is cross-referenced for convenience. The other item provided to the board was a copy of the summer school opportunities for children. Public Comment Susan Young was the first parent to approach the microphone under Public Comment. While saying that she has always respected the schools chief and the board, the parent of an eighth grade girl told a story of her displeasure since November with what she labeled “disrespectful behavior” of students in the middle school. Her emotional report included her daughter’s description of a teacher in tears due to

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the extent of the problem. She implored the school authorities to take action. From that topic, she pivoted to her claim that her daughter’s school is the latest location of mold and mildew problems. Querfeld stated that the Health Department had been summoned by the administration after repairs to the roof, and the air quality was approved by them. The parent described her daughter’s serious sinus headaches and sore throat each day. Repeating her comment about the Health Department, the superintendent offered to meet with the concerned parent, to which she agreed, but brought up a third concern. “I think we should focus on the stranger danger thing,” Young said, asking the board to provide information to show parents how to better protect their children from predators. Resident Jennie Caldwell was the next to speak. She brought up an issue of safety with bus pickup on Washington Avenue, which she had pointed out the previous month. Her concern was hearing business administrator Ed Gomeau tell the finance board that the district has been unable to fully utilize bus route software because of parent complaints about walking distances. She assured the board that this was not the case, insisting that the issue was one of safety when they force the children to wait for the bus on a busy highway in the predawn hours. When the parent requested an earlier notice regarding bus routes, Querfeld indicated that the software would be run in the spring. Gomeau contradicted Querfeld, stating that they are unable to publish routes until late summer because the “census” is unknown. When the woman asked a question about transportation for special education children, the superintendent called it “very involved” and advised her to call for an appointment. Gary Amato, a longtime attendee at Board of Education meetings, approached the microphone pointing out that he had “missed a couple of meetings,” adding that

“You seem to have closed the door on public comment.” The previous month had seen the publication and distribution of a document entitled, “Public Participation at Meetings,” which the residents present seemed to agree seriously curtailed public comment. Several negative remarks were made in the audience about what was seen as a new procedure. Amato turned his attention for a moment to another concern. He questioned the superintendent on whether the teachers were properly trained to recognize when a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and how to deal with this serious problem appropriately. The administration pointed out that the local police are used as a resource and indicated that there are occasional instances of in-service training for staff. After Steve DiCapua re-explained the amendment to the Chartwells contract to regular attendee Al Warren, he did his best to defend the board’s position on air quality at the high school to a family who had approached the board on the topic in the past. Terry Hannon and her family have contended that there are serious problems with mold and mildew at the high school and accuse the board of avoiding the issue, preferring to send her son to Branford High School rather than correcting the problem. She has repeatedly labeled their action as a waste of the taxpayers’ money. Hannon opened her remarks by apologizing to Amato, stating that she believed that the perceived clamp down on public comment “is due to us.” As she quoted the President’s recent comment in Rhode Island about education saying, “We only have one chance, and we have to get it right,” she added that this local board had “dropped the ball.” She said she was puzzled by their focus on substance abuse while ignoring air quality in the buildings. Her son rose to inform them that since his placement out of town, his illness had vanished, to which DiCapua said, “I’m

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BOE Continued from page 31 thrilled that you’re feeling better.” Returning to address the board, Susan Young tearfully pleaded with the Board of Education to answer residents’ questions as the other boards and commissions do in the town. She said that she was “angry and upset…we’re people, not animals…we should be respected.” Young compared their lack of respect for the public to the behavior of the kids at the middle school. The vice chair explained that their job was to ensure that staff adhere to regulations and do things correctly, but the board is not allowed to talk about specific people, whether they are employees or students. Mrs. Hannon retorted, “They’re afraid of a lawsuit. The high school roof has leaks, and they know it.” When DiCapua referenced the Health Department again she said, “If you had water issues at home and had asthma, wouldn’t you fix it?” Anthony, the student who had the breathing issues, said, in his opinion, “You do not care about any of the children.” Board chair Sandra Cummings explained that their monthly meeting was a business meeting and said, “The public has always been invited to give comments, but it was never meant to be a question and answer session.” She stated that they are “unable to answer certain things” such as criticism of a teacher. “The teacher has the right to notice and may request that it be discussed in executive session,” she added. She also mentioned student and teacher rights to confidentiality. As the heated discussion over air quality and accusations of failure to deal with it continued, the superintendent mentioned a number of experts who were brought in, as well as a program she had offered on NHTV on what had been done. Suzanne Donofrio, a board member said, “We rely on the state. We are not the experts.” However, Jennie Caldwell repeated that the other boards in town were better communicators in regard to citizen

concerns, saying, “There could be more give and take. Taxpayers have a right to an open meeting” and to know “how their money is spent.” Superintendent Querfeld reminded everyone present that she holds periodic advisory meetings open to the public with no set agenda, and that one is coming soon. (The school calendar lists it on Monday, March 29.) The parents expressed surprise that the meetings were public. She also told them that “all they had to do was call,” and she would meet with them. “That’s what I do,” she exclaimed. She gave examples of several things that had been changed in the district as a result of those advisory meetings. Gary Amato reiterated that “You’ve cut down on public comment” as he urged more parents to attend the meetings saying, “Don’t wait until there’s a problem.” Richard Hannon accused the board of refusing to answer questions on air quality issues, but not hesitating to inform the Board of Finance about a bad roof. Mrs. Querfeld stated that when it comes to water issues that the administrators “always go to the Health Department.” Hannon then inquired if the advisory meeting could be held somewhere other than the high school so his son could attend, to which she responded that she would try to accommodate his request. In a stroke of irony when the public forum had concluded, the board moved and passed a motion to go into executive session without giving a reason, which is an express violation of the Freedom of Information Act. When asked for the reason after the meeting, the superintendent had no idea. In a spirit of cooperation, she later sent an e-mail indicating that “The Personnel Committee chair had the executive session for matters of personnel.” However, as the board chairwoman had mentioned earlier, this can only be done if the individual has been notified in advance and has the opportunity to request that the issue be discussed in open session. That did not appear to be the case.

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PLANTSVILLE- Nice location. 2nd FL. 5 rooms, 2BRs. Stove, fridge. Off st. parking. No pets. Available now. $950 per mo plus security. (860) 869-9911 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON 1BR, 1st flr. $600/mo. 2mo sec. 5Rms, 1st flr, near Plantsville school. $950/mo. 2mo sec. 3BR, 2nd fl, $900/mo. 2mo sec. Call 860-538-5575 SOUTHINGTON EFFICIENCY First Floor. Near The Hospital of Central Ct. Utilities not included. References & security deposit required. 860-621-2693 SOUTHINGTON NOW AVAILABLE 2 BR Apt $850 Per Month Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & Credit check req. For more details, call Alex at 860-276-8208 WALLINGFORD - Large 3BR, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, washer hookup. Center St location. $1200 + sec & refs. Call (203) 294-1229 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. W/D. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD - YMCA area. 2nd flr. 5 rms. 2BRs, including heat, appliances & garage. $1250/mo. sec. & refs. Call (203) 269-2575 WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apt. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $725/mo. Call 203-265-3718

WALLINGFORD 3 BR in apartment complex. Washer & dryer inside unit. Carpet & vinyl throughout. $1200/mo. Separate utilities. Call Grace (203) 464-8066.

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WALLINGFORD- 2BR & 3BR. Quiet, central location. $700$800/mo & $900-$1000/mo. No pets. (203) 676-7418 WALLINGFORD-1BR, new kit., new bath, hdwd flrs, stainless steel appls, DW, HW incl. Crown molding. New windows. $795/mo. Jonah 203-430-0340 WALLINGFORD. Avail North Main Street Victorian. 3 RMs, 1 BR. 3rd Fl. No smoking, no pets. $750 plus utilities. Call 203-269-5973. WLFD 2BR, 2nd FL. $925. Remodeled. Parking. Laundry. Dep. Ref. Credit Check. No Smoking/Pets. 203-992-7133

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-3rd FL 4 Small Rooms Appliances. Clean, quiet. Newly painted. Dead-end street. Security. $650 /mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348

Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 ROOMS FOR RENT

$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125

also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA HOUSES FOR SALE


MERIDEN Lg Room. All utils & cable. Share kitchen & bath. Off street parking. No drugs or alcohol. $150 week & 1 week security. Refs. (203) 440-0825

MERIDEN Room Available. First Week Free! Utilities included! $115/Wk.Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking 203213-8589 MERIDEN Rooms starting @ $130 per week. Clean & safe. Lg. nicely furnished. Shared kitchen & baths, utils. incl. washer & dryer. Off st. park. 203-537-1772

MERIDEN $169,900 2 fam 3 car garage. Some updating, clean and ready to go. Poss sub-div with city approval by buyer. Don’t miss out. Call P. Lane 203235-3300

MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

MERIDEN $369,900 Stately 4-5BR Colonial on West Side. Spacious rms, formal LR and DR, 3 full remodeled baths, 3FPs, Gleaming HW floors, indoor kit grill. Newer roof, windows & siding. Linda 203-235-3300

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333


NORTH HAVEN 800-1200 Sq Ft. High visibility. Close to highways. (203) 843-5767

RETAIL Store/Office for rent. 2800 SF right on West Main St., Meriden. $1475/mo. incl. heat & hot water. Avail. Immediately. Home Sweet Homes 203-938-3789

WLFD 2BR, bath Ranch, 1375 sq. ft. Gently used on 0.91 acres. Private yard, 2 car garage. New roof, full basement, gas heat. $299,000. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS SOUTHINGTON-Garage for Rent. 3,200SF w/16ft ceiling, 14x14ft dr, 200 AMP, 3 phase electric. $1,550/mo negotiable. 860-628-5191

Find your dream home in Marketplace

WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $210,000. Kathy 203-265-5618


ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

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MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459

CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611

CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033


JUNK REMOVAL AMERICAN HEATING SERVICE 24 Hour emergency service. Complete heating & AC Installation & Service. Lic & insured. Great Rates. (203) 756-5040

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.



GUTTERS HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Roofing, Siding & Gutters Ask about ***FREE Bonus*** Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code


J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 REPAIRS Decks & Additions, Entry Doors, Complete Home Improvement by Carpenter. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107


CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

O’CONNOR ROOFING 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

PETE IN THE PICKUP For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110


C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

LANDSCAPING GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing. Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460

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


Quality Work - Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307.

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co. A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

NEW ENGLAND DUCT CLEANING HVAC Air ducts ● Dryer vents 203-915-7714 Meriden, CT


HOUSE CLEANING HOUSE & OFFICE CLEANINGS, 12 Years Experience. Reliable References! 203-317-0268 2 POLISH SISTERS Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339 JENNY Experienced in home & office cleaning. Excellent references available 203-910-6319 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bond-

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Now accepting new lawn accounts. Commercial & residential. Clean ups, edging flower beds, mulching, pruning. CT# 0619909 Call 203-715-2301 www.biggreen

ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC. Lawn care, cutting, trimming, seasonal cleanups, etc. Affordable, insured, reliable. 203-687-1347

MASONRY FAZO’S Mason Pool decks, patio, pavers, stone wall, steps, walks, chimneys, stucco. Repairs. FREE EST. 28 yrs exp. 10% off. 203759-0879. CT Reg #568080

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house office, attic, cellar, gar, yd Landscaping. Spring Clean-Ups. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218



BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. www.biggreen CT# 619909 203-715-2301

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 PAINT PRO’S Interior/exterior painting. Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 537-7060


Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000


ORTIZ ROOFING & SIDING Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-935-6213 or 203-815-6644

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

REPAIRS, fixture replacements, toilets, lavs, tub & showers, kitchens, water heaters. Call

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Roofing, Siding & Gutters Ask about ***FREE Bonus*** Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084



CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

Gonzalez Construction


CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

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


CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Walls, Brick Work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-935-6213 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498


Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790


JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 SPRING CLEAN-UPS & LAWN CARE Now accepting new accounts. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789


LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS Dump Runs, Mowing, Rototilling and More. Great rates!! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning.. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045


HELP with all your Home Computing needs. Complete customer satisfaction. 860-426-8122





CT Reg. #516790


PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511


YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

203-237-4124 an LLC co

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


Friday, March 19, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE



FT/PT Locker Rm Attendant at a private country club. Shoe cleaning & janitorial services req. Locker rm or golf exp a plus. 203-269-9000.

YALESVILLE Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more REDUCED! $199,900. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618

MERIDEN Well cared for Ranch. HDWD flrs, newly painted BR & BTH. Professional landscaped corner lot w/walkout basement, great rm w/vaulted ceilings. $269,900. Vicki 203-235-3300


MERIDEN “New Listing” Immaculate CB Cont w/3 car garage, lg bonus rm, finished walk-out basement, HWF & beautiful detailed molding throughout. New appls, HWH & oil tank. $349,900.

Call Vicki (203) 235-3300

MERIDEN $169,900 3BR, 1 ½ bath, 1700 sq.ft. Townhouse priced to sell. All new inside. Call Galleria R.E. 203-671-2223

HELP WANTED ADMIN ASSISTANT FT/PT Positions available for fast paced office. Requires highly organized person with strong computer skills. For immediate consideration, please fax resume to 203-234-1907 or log onto our website to fill out an application.

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION 3 full yrs minimum experience in curb/sidewalk. Valid driver’s license required. 203-537-0624

DRIVER/Deliver WANTED Must have prior Fedex Cert. PT- possibly F/T. 203-506-6771

Laundry Aide WALLINGFORD Take advantage of the tax credit w/this lovely 7rm, 3BR, 2b Raised Ranch. Fresh paint, FP in FR in LL, 2 sliders, one to deck and one in LL, gar & more. Great curb appeal $299,000! Kathy 203-265-5618

It's all here! Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

MACHINERY ASSEMBLER, Fulltime. World-wide manufacturer located in Wallingford has immediate opening for heavy machinery assembler. Must have 5 years previous experience. Competitive pay and excellent benefits. Send resume and hourly rate history to: PO Box 566, Durham, CT 06422 or email: EOE MARBLE AND Granite Fabricator Looking for an experienced marble and granite fabricator for full time position. Call 860-426-2800 for details.


ASSEMBLER Of P.C Boards, soldering & mechanical experience required. Call Power Controls (203) 284-0235

MERIDEN- NEW TO MARKET. $294,500. 1730 sq ft 6 room cape. Completely remodeled. Eat in kit, DR, LR, 3BR, 2fba, additional 310 sq ft in finished basement family room. 2 car gar. Deck. Call 203-440-9201.

INJECTION Machine Operator, Entry level. Will train if have good language comprehension, reading and math skills. Temp w/possibility of hire. Cheshire $8.50/hr. AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242

Part-time- and several on call positions, with addl. hrs possible. Every other weekend & holiday a must. Willing to train. Must be reliable & dependable, & have flexibility for scheduling for our state of the art Continuing Care Retirement Community. Join a team of spirited, friendly, dedicated co-workers! Please apply in person, Mon - Fri, 8am-7pm or Weekends 10 - 2. No Phone Calls! Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. EOE, A/A,D/V,M/F.

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

Full Time Days - Mon.-Fri. Light duty packing & warehouse work in Cheshire. Exc. working conditions. Entry level. Call anytime 203-439-9450 PAINTING Full Time Carpenters, Painters, SUBS for Residential/Commercial work. Call 800-778-9885 x 1279

MEDICAL CAREERS REGISTERED NURSES Registered Nurse needed to work full-time in care of the sick program for missionbased home health care agency. ● Competitive salary ● Benefits ● Experience preferred If you have any questions, please call Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care at (203) 238-1441 or visit web site at

Is your merchandise "blending in?"

Full-Time Outpatient Physical Therapist This position utilizes comprehensive evaluation techniques to assess patient needs, devises and implements appropriate treatment plans, regularly re-assess plan efficacy, provides appropriate education to patients and families, and progresses patients toward goals and outcomes. REQUIREMENTS include Bachelor’s degree, minimum one year clinical experience, and current CT licensure. Experience with amputations, neurological diagnoses, including stroke, spinal cord injury preferred. Aquatic experience a plus. Multidisciplinary team environment, model spinal cord center and day treatment program. Ongoing professional growth-clinical ladder program. Competitive benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Gaylord Hospital is a not-for-profit long term acute care hospital specializing in the treatment of medically complex patient, rehabilitation and sleep medicine.

Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to whip up some interest among potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: or mail to P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492


NOW HIRING RESTAURANT - All positions! Short Order Cook, Waitstaff and Floaters. Apply in person: New Guida’s Restaurant, Route 66, Middlefield.

SALES REP TRAINEE Leading distributor of Forklift equipment and Industrial supplies, seeks highly motivated individual to be trained for outside sales. Industrial sales experience a plus. Excellent compensation package. Call 800-486-9253 ext 104, Or visit:

SHIPPER/STOCKKEEPER Cooper-Atkins Corporation a manufacturer of temperature, time and humidity instruments is seeking an experienced shipper/stockkeeper. Duties include picking and packing orders for parcel and LTL shipment, and processing shipments via computer. Also responsible for receiving duties including transaction processing and stocking of parts in proper locations. Other duties include moving inventory and recording transactions, computer entry and look up, counting and weighing parts, heavy lifting, driving Company vehicles and forklift. Accuracy and attention to detail is a must. Must be available for overtime daily as needed. We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k). Please apply in person or mail resume to: Cooper-Atkins Corporation 33 Reeds Gap Road Middlefield, CT 06455-0450 E-Mail: Fax: (860)349-8994

RN 7-3 Full-Time Monday - Friday, No Week-ends Busy Medicare Unit New Grads Welcome! Well motivated, energetic, compassionate RN needed for above position. The successful applicant will be eligible for Miller's excellent benefits. Please contact Helen Parisi, Personnel Manager at or contact Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 237-8815. EOE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED (in Wallingford, CT) (CDL-B with PS endorsements preferred but will train)

Competitive Wages Flexible Schedule Benefits available Friendly Environment Apply online at:




647 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Two PT Afternoon Teachers Two FT Pre-School Teachers Must have experience Fill out application at: PRECIOUS CARGO 15 N. Plains Industrial Rd., Wlfd

Durham School Services Is a Nationwide Leader in Student Transportation EOE

or at our Rocky Hill location P/T BAKER-Nights. Experience preferred. Apply in person: Neil’s Donuts, 83 North Turnpike Rd., Wallingford SALES Positions available for fireplace & spa showroom. Weekends a must. Benefit/retirement pkg. Apply in person: Dean’s Stove & Spa 120 West Main St, Plantsville.

SPEECH PATHOLOGIST Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for a long-term substitute Speech Pathologist (approximately 8 weeks). Elementary & Autism experience preferred. Fax resume ASAP to (203) 949-6551.



Weatherization Field Technician: Energy services company seeks candidate with good technical skills to provide in home energy analysis and improvements. Training provided. Valid CT drivers license, insurance, and reliable transportation a must. Must pass background check and drug test. Email resume to

VETERINARY Technician FT, Experienced for multi doctor practice. Certification a plus. Apply in person w/resume to: Mt. Carmel Veterinary Hospital, 3320 Whitney Ave, Hamden

WRECKER DRIVERS Must have clean driving record. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave. Priority given to certified or experienced drivers.


BARTENDING 1 or 2 week course Job Placement Assistance

203-754-6000 Bartenders Academy 663 Lakewood Rd, Wtby, CT

Always a sale in Marketplace


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Best Health Club




NO COMMITMENT & NO BIG START UP FEE Billed monthly to a checking account or credit card $29 one time start-up fee.


203 789 1474 150 UNIVERSAL DRIVE FORMERLY IN-SHAPE FITNESS CENTER Take left off Exit 9 on 1-91. At Raymour & Flanagan take left, follow 1/2 mile. On right


BRANFORD (203) 488 8804

HAMDEN (203) 281-7213

W W W. P L A N E T F I T N E S S . C O M Startup Fee And Price Varies By Location. Independently Owned And Operated. Annual membership fee of $39 billed every Oct. 1st. ®2006 Pla-Fit Franchises, L.L.C., PFIP, L.L.C.


OTHER LOCATIONS East Haven INCLUDE (203) 469 7763

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