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Volume 12, Number 5

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, Januar y 31, 2013

Superintendent makes school safety recommendations

March of the snow people

By Maura Gaffney The Plainville Citizen

Citizen photos by Maura Gaffney

Plainville has put this winter’s snowfall to good use. Residents have created a myriad of snowmen (women and children, too) to populate lawns throughout town. The Plainville Citizen has taken notice! Many of your snow creations are featured in photos found on the pages of today’s edition, see if you can spot them all - and maybe find one you built.

What lies ahead for old Linden Street School building? By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

See Linden, page 18

See Safety, page 12

It’s all business in Plainville This week’s edition of The Plainville Citizen features several stories about small business ventures in town. These represent a wide variety of services and situations: a florist shop, a pizza place, a husband and wife expanding their services, and a big flea market that’s found the formula for success. Some are new enterprises, others are newly relocated and some consist of partnerships that have evolved. All of these represent an important part of Plainville’s economy and we hope readers enjoy the unique and fascinating stories that these small business owners offer. - The editor


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A committee formed to try and save the old Linden Street School convened on Jan. 17 to gauge the public’s input on options for the building’s future. Formed about seven months ago, the committee has invited the public to its meetings twice for input to listen to ideas on how the building could be saved. The structure currently sits as an unoccupied appendage to the current Linden Street School, which makes saving it difficult because of security issues to the current school and other logistical concerns like a lack of parking. Tom Arcari Sr., chairman of the committee, said it would cost several million dollars to renovate and bring the building up to code for it to be suitable for use. He said it would also take over a million dollars to tear it down.

“At the moment there appear to be far more obstacles than solutions,” Arcari said. Committee member Helen Bergenty said the general consensus of the public was they would like to see the building saved, with groups like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Plainville Fife & Drums Corps all looking to take advantage of the space. She said the committee will meet again on Feb. 14. Committee member Nancy Gennett said there have been discussions with General Electric to make a community center and museum out of the building, but talks are only in the preliminary stages, with a response from GE still on its way. With the building being a tough one to market, Gennett said this is most viable option. “It’s looking like the only way to go at this point,” she said. ”We’ve really looked at every aspect we could.” While the committee deliberates and at-

Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching and police Chief Matthew Catania came before the Town Council on Jan. 22 to recommend two security improvements to Plainville public schools. The first suggestion was for a new radio system that would allow for improved inter- and intra-school communication as well as direct contact with the police department. The second request was for an upgrade to the electronic doorlocking system in the schools. Kitching asked the Council to approve a reallocation of over $100,000 from

other projects in order to pay for these improvements. Since November, school administrators and Plainville police have been working with a school security consultant, JenningsSmith Inc., to assess the schools’ facilities and emergency procedures. Kitching said the evaluation was positive and that the schools are in very good shape. While many improvements have already been taken care of, Kitching disclosed that the radio system and door-locking system were two ‘big issues’ that have not yet been addressed.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Senior citizens say ‘bonjour’ and more in this class By Erin K. Butler Special to The Citizen

the Plainville Senior Center. The instructor, Beatrice Dumont, 83, is originally from Canada but has spent half her life in the United States. A resident of Plainville since 1968, she has been an active member of the Senior Center for the last 20 years, attending classes, working in the store and helping out where she was needed. She was surprised when the center told her there was a demand for the French class, but she was also thrilled.

“I never thought I would be teaching again, especially French, but I really enjoy it,” Dumont said. “It’s been a great experience. I have made new friends and I love

being able to share the language with others.” Dumont was a teacher in

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The Plainville Senior Citizen’s Center provides a wide selection of classes and activities for its residents such as scrabble, trail walking, and yoga. But in the fall of 2011, the center added a new course that would challenge its seniors like no other, a French class. The class was a product of the center’s “Brain Health Fair”. One of the booths offered the opportunity for

the seniors to learn several words in either Italian or French. The seniors enjoyed learning the French language so much it evolved into a French Class, taught by one if its own members. “We are thrilled to be able to offer a language class that they can actually use. It’s been a wonderful opportunity for them and to be taught by a peer has made the class extra special for them,” said Ronda Guberman, assistant director at

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Local man plans to make horror movie in town Plainville resident and movie producer Dennis Broderick recently informed town officials that he plans to film a movie in Plainville this summer. He describes the movie as a post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror film. Broderick, director of operations and movie productions for Moongoyle Entertainment, hopes to film most of the movie scenes in town and use about 400 Plainville residents as extras in the movie. He has also explored the possibility of using high school seniors as production assistants so they can ‘learn how to make movies.’ Moongoyle Entertainment produces and distributes “underground, independent movies for fans of horror and the macabre.” (Maura Gaffney/The Plainville Citizen)

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All natural approach to pizza at new Vero pizza shop By Nikki A. Sambitsky Special to The Citizen

Things are cooking on Farmington Avenue these days. Marios Nicolaou, owner of Vero Pizza, recently announced his eatery’s grand opening. Nicolaou, who hails from England, and describes his food as an upscale take on comfort food, has been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years. Vero Pizza, he noted, offers something for everyone.


“We try to use as many local farmers as possible in the spring and summer. We try to do a lot of farm to table stuff. We cook with all natural and organic meats. We pledge no GMO, MSG or antibiotics.” he said. “We even use recycled paper goods in the restaurant. Our atmosphere is very organic, and we used a lot of natural wood in the design as well as Venetian Plaster on the walls. We had a local professional photographer, Matthew Wagner of


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Simsbury, take the photos that hang on our walls.” Nicolaou is no stranger to the industry, and has worked for such establishments as Harry’s Pizza in Hartford and Luna Pizza in West Hartford, as well as Pepe’s Pizza in New Haven after arriving in the states back in 1991. He credits learning most of his trade from Chef Harry Rufleth, former owner of Harry’s Pizza, and former chef at Pepe’s Pizza, and is still well known in the industry and operates his own eatery, Harry’s Bishops Corner in West Hartford. Those who are familiar with Nicolaou may remember him as the former owner of Pomodoro in Farmington as well as Freskos Grill and Wine Bar in Avon. Since opening Vero Pizza a little over two weeks ago, Nicolaou said that reviews were favorable and business has been good. The menu, he added, has an array of appetizers, pizzas, Panini’s, insalata, selections from the grill, and even a specialty dessert pizza.

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Azalea Floral Design takes fresh approach By Nikki A. Sambitsky Special to The Citizen

Christine D’Angelo, owner of Azalea Floral Design, and Shannon Gagnon, floral designer are ready to get the word out about their new location and new floral offerings beginning with Valentine’s Day. D’Angelo said that her recent move to West Main Street two months ago has been working out great. The shop has been at two previous locations over the last four years. D’Angelo and Gagnon won The Knot website’s “The Best of The Knot” award for three consecutive years. The Knot is an online website where brides-to-be can find wedding ideas as for their wedding day. The floral shop staff has high hopes that the new location will bloom into a place that Plainville residents will seek out for artistic and nature-based floral creations. “Business has been great. In the past, 99 percent of our business has been weddings and events like corporate



events. We had been she used to work at a on Whiting Street in floral shop with a tropian old artist studio in cal flower farm on an industrial buildpremises. Because of ing near Peck Spring, that, one of her and that worked out strengths, she exgreat for us,” said plained, is working D’Angelo. “And my with tropical flowers. boyfriend, Mark (Sig“I like to do anything man) who owns Relic that I can. I love doing Brewing, his business the weddings, creating was expanding and it the bouquets and the just made sense for centerpieces, and just him to take over that, anything where I can be and this space becreative,” Gagnon said. came available, and it With Valentine’s Day just sort of happened fast approaching, D’Anat the right time. The gelo said customers industrial space was should give as much nobetter suited to beer tice as possible, but the than flowers. So once shop will accept walkwe found this space in and short notice orwe decided that we ders. thought it would be a “We really take pride good idea to start doin our work. We do this Photo by Nikki A. Sambitsky because it’s our love,” ing more everyday flowers like for Valen- Floral designer Shannon Gagnon, right, and Azalea Floral Design D’Angelo said. “It’s tine’s Day and an- Owner Christine D’Angelo at the 31 W. Main St. shop. what we want to be doniversaries and ing, and I think that things like that.” people will find that D’Angelo and that comes through in goal of the new location, ex- “We have been here two Gagnon, known for unique plained D’Angelo, is to offer months, and people are notic- what we make for them.” and artistic arrangements, their creations to patrons ing that there is a flower shop Azalea Floral Design is lowork across the state with seeking flowers for everyday here. We want people to know cated on 31 West Main Street many well-known caterers occasions. we are here and are excited to in Plainville. For more inforand wedding planners. The mation, or to place an order, “We like to use unique ma- work with them.” terials. We pride ourselves on Gagnon, who employs her call (860) 479-1620 or visit more artistry that things floral design skills to create aren’t going to be what you unique bouquets and Azalea Floral Design can also see at your average Main arrangements, originally be found on Facebook and InStreet florists,” she added. hails from San Diego, where stagram.

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A huge array of goods in on display at the Flea Market at the Crossing. About 500 customers stop in each weekend.

Flea market offers unique shopping experience By Erin K. Butler Special to The Citizen

The Flea Market at the Crossing draws visitors every weekend from across the state, and from as far as Texas and Oklahoma. It is home to 20 vendors, selling everything from antique furniture, vintage clothing, tools, clocks, sports collectables, glass, china, jewelry, coins and even video games, just to name a few. It’s

success, say the owners, is a solid combination of good merchandise and good people. “I would say it’s definitely a unique shopping experience, but it’s also a social club that brings people together on the weekends. It’s like a cocktail party without the alcohol,” said Lydia Witik, co-owner of The Flea Market at the Crossing. This indoor multi-vendor shop is open all year round on Saturdays

and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It welcomes an average of 500 shoppers through its door every weekend looking to buy, sell or trade. “People want to set up shop here because it’s stationary. It’s a lot of work to have to set up and pack up every weekend, but here, the vendors rent the space by the month so they can stay as long, or as short, as they like,” said Witik. Anne Robinson has been a vendor

with the Flea Market for more than 10 years. She sells a variety of items including antiques, collectibles, and china and says being able to rent the space long term appeals to her because its close to home and it’s better for her business. “I used to travel up and down east coast seasonally, hauling and hunt-

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High notes and high tea New England Chamber Choir, conducted by Richard Wm. Donohue, presents High Notes and High Tea XXXIV Music of Louis Spohr, Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. at The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St. Louis Spohr was a 19th century German composer who specialized in symphonic and operatic works. Besides his music, Spohr contributed greatly to the world of music by inventing the violin chin rest and the rehearsal mark. While Spohr

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Ronald Osborne Ronald A. Osborne, 64, of P l a i nv i l l e, beloved husband of Diane (Zajac) Osborne for over 40 years, passed away on Jan. 23, 2013, surrounded by his family at Bristol Hospital. Born in Bristol on March 21, 1948, he was one of three sons of the late Warren and Evelyn (Palardy) Osborne and was raised in New Britain. After graduating from Pulaski High, Ron earned his BS degree from Central Connecticut State University, and then went on to attain his Masters Degree in Geography from the University of Vermont in Burlington. Ron was very

much involved in the community: as a coach and board member of the Plainville Little League, a committee member of Cub Scouting, and an active member of the Athletic Backer’s Club. A longtime real estate appraiser, Ron earned his MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute), the highest professional designation for appraisers. Ron started his appraisal career at John F. Adams real estate of New Britain. He went on to work as a commercial real estate appraiser for Heberger Associates in Cheshire, People’s Bank in Bridgeport and most recently as a Valuation Director for UBS Global Asset Management in Hartford. Along with his dedication to his career, spending time with family was most special to him. He enjoyed get-to-

one for their support and would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bristol Hospital for their care and compassion. Honoring Ron’s wishes, a Memorial Mass was held in celebration of Ron’s life Jan. 29, at the Church of Saint Patrick, 110 Main St., in Farmington. Per his request there were no calling hours. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville was assisting the family with arrangements. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit w w w. B a i l e y - F u n e r a l In lieu of flowers, Ron may be remembered with contributions to the Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation 1101 New York Ave., NW, Suite No. 620, Washington, DC 20005 or by visiting www.CureMelan

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Canada and even taught English to adults when she lived in Florida. She says being “back in the classroom” has been a positive one even if a little challenging at times. “The most difficult part of teaching adults is sometimes they don’t always do their homework,” Dumont said. “But we have a lot of fun and most of all they are learning.” In addition to the personal success of its students, the class has also been recognized outside of the Senior Center. Last year, the French class resulted in the center winning an education award by the Connecticut Association of Senior Center Personnel. Dumont said the class members correspond outside the classroom, even venturing out to a French restaurant every once in a while to try out their new skills. And recently, one of her students traveled to Paris and said taking the class played a large part of her enjoying the trip and being able to communicate abroad. The class, which has averages around 12 students, meets every Friday for 1½ hours and is open to center members. The Senior Center is located at 200 East Street in Plainville. It is open Monday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Membership is open to Plainville residents 60 years of age and older at no charge. Membership for non-resident seniors requires a yearly user fee. For more information on programs and services, or for a membership application, contact the center at (860) 747-5728.


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To the editor: I presented the following at the Jan. 22, Town Council meeting. I’d read the proposed budget increase presented by our superintendent of schools and had many questions. The superintendent described the proposal, $791,744, as a “very small increase” to the existing $33,067,104 current budget: The town budget is $53,992,901. The state mandates Plainville’s school budget be $32,526,346. The current school budget is $33,067,104. The proposed school budget would be $33,858,848 which if approved I am told could not be decreased. That is not fact and will be discussed at a later date. Plainville’s school budget was increased by $377,309 in

last year’s budget as opposed to the proposed $791,744 this year. We are told of declining school enrollments and the planned elimination of three classes at Linden and Toffolon elementary schools. Meanwhile, other reports mention overcrowding. There also is a request to hire staff to reduce “overcrowding.” It appears class size is being maintained by “project choice” students from Hartford drawn by the full-day kindergarten program. I had attended a joint town/school budget proposal meeting last year and discussed was $3,690,250 for “estimated board of education needs if certain projects are passed.” Also presented was the “total potential Plainville community school projects” that being $6,885,500. These projects relate to only three schools,

Wheeler, the middle and high schools. At that same meeting we were told the town would not be seeing any increases in revenue. Again, with combining town and school finance departments, the Town Council has access to that information, so the question is, where will the money come from? If enrollments are dropping and school maintenance costs are increasing, why not form an investigating team to review the closing and combining of an elementary school as other communities have done? Lou Frangos Plainville

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Government Meetings

Monday, Feb. 4 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 Bicycle Friendly Community Committee, Municipal Center, 4 p.m. Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon.

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Projects on the horizon in Plainville By Maura Gaffney The Plainville Citizen Town officials covered a lot of ground at the annual State of the Town presentation held on Jan. 24. The early morning event sponsored by the Plainville Chamber of Commerce offered residents and local business owners a chance to hear about a variety of town-related issues and to interact with town officials. Town Council Chairwoman Kathy Pugliese, Town Manager Robert E. Lee, Director of Planning and Economic Development Mark DeVoe, and Town Engineer John Bossi all spoke at the event. Topics covered during the meeting included the proposed bike path through Plainville, upcoming bridge construction projects, a Safe Routes to Schools grant, and a new bus stop system, to name a few. “One of the things we’re moving forward on is the bike trail that we’ve been talking about for a long time,” said Lee. The local bike path is part of the East Coast Greenway, a still-developing trail system that will ultimately provide a ‘continuous traffic-free route’ for

3,000 miles along the east coast, all the way from Florida to Maine. Part of the Plainville bike path will also be along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Once complete, this 80 mile path will link Long Island Sound to Northampton, Mass. Lee explained that a key piece of the trail in Plainville is owned by Pan Am Railways, and the Town has been trying to work out an agreement with the railroad for some time. “The process has been particularly challenging because there is a live railroad in the area of the proposed path,” he said. The latest information is that the railroad may be willing to sell a portion of the land, a section adjacent to the rail that has been used as service road. “The State of Connecticut through the Department of Transportation is willing to purchase the property, but finding the money is going to be difficult,” said Lee. He’s scheduled to meet with state officials next week to discuss the matter. Lee also shared information about two upcoming bridge replacement projects.

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Gov. Malloy: severe cold weather impacting the state Urges anyone needing shelter to call 2-1-1

With bitter cold temperatures outside, Governor Dannel P. Malloy directed the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable people are protected. “The 2-1-1 system provides an incredibly important service to the people of Connecticut and I encour-

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He said the Stillwell Drive Bridge and the Tomlinson Ave. Bridge which cross the Quinnipiac River have both been rated “poor” by the State Department of Transportation for several years. “That doesn’t mean the bridges are about to fall down,” said Lee, “but it means the Town needs to address it, and we have.” An 80 percent grant was secured several years ago, and plans to replace the bridges have recently been finalized. “It’s amazing how long it takes to get through the approval process,” said Lee. The Town Council recently approved a $1.4 million bid to replace the

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tions and conditions. The system is used to monitor capacity at shelters across the state, enabling 2-1-1 to act as a clearinghouse to ensure shelter space is found for those who need it. Local officials, working through WebEOC, can alert 2-1-1 and the state when they open temporary shelters or warming centers. DSS coordinates with 2-1-1 and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, as well as working with existing vendors to resolve transportation issues for people needing shel-

Stillwell Drive Bridge, and construction will begin in late spring. The Tomlinson Ave. Bridge is expected to be replaced in 2014 or 2015. Road improvements will also be made on Northwest Drive in front of the Middle School and Toffolon Elementary School. Lee reported that Town and school officials worked together to secure a Safe Routes to School grant in the amount of $475,000. The funds will be used to narrow the road in the congested area in front of the schools, slowing down traffic and making the road safer particularly during times when students are coming and going. Lee displayed an artist’s rendering of the area and ex-

plained that the narrower road will serve as a trafficcalming device. Aesthetic improvements will also be made, creating a boulevardtype thoroughfare. “We believe these improvements will make it a lot safer, because the road is fairly wide in there (now),” he said. This project is expected to take place in the spring of 2014. Another transportationrelated change involves the CT Transit bus system. The agency plans to do away with the current flag-down system which allows riders to board a bus at any point along the bus route simply by flagging it down. For safety and mechanical reasons, CT Transit has decided to change over to a traditional bus-stop sys-

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ter during the period of severe cold. DMHAS, meanwhile, has teams who specialize in working with homeless people to locate those who are at risk, spread the word about the 2-1-1 system, and encourage everyone to take advantage of the safety of shelters. The agency is also working with shelters to assess and meet the needs of individual clients during this cold snap. Submitted by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection

tem. “They’re looking to identify proposed stops along their routes, and once the stops are approved, the bus stop signs will be installed probably in the spring,” said Lee. Town officials discussed a host of other projects that will be coming down the road in the near future: the Old

Linden Street School, the new cancer center, enhancements and activities at Robertson Airport, school safety and facility improvements, a flood study for the Pequabuck River, a new GIS mapping system, and continued efforts to promote economic development.

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dia contacts who brought to attention my predicament with my pet chickens and encouraged others to come forward in support. Some offered to foster “my girls”, others have promised to help to change the ordinance so that those who have or want to have a small flock of chickens will not live in fear. Many towns in Connecticut have reasonable ordinances, including the towns surrounding us. Even Manhattan, N.Y. allows chickens. As of now, in Plainville, you need two acres to keep any farm animal. A few small, quiet chicks (not roosters) cannot be compared to horses and pigs. We believe that this ordi-

age everyone to take advantage of the help that is available to them,” said Malloy, who encouraged local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to help people in need. Under the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol, DEMHS activates its WebEOC communications network, an internet-based system that allows local, regional and state emergency management officials and first responders to share up-to-date information about a variety of situa-


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in some buildings, and certainly it doesn’t give us any connectivity across the district,” he said. The cost of the system would be between $60,000 and $70,000, and police Chief Catania said new digital radios could be expected to last about ten years. The second request was for an upgrade to the electronic door-locking systems in four of the five schools in the district. Kitching said the high school already has the most updated version of system, but the other four schools would need to be brought up to the same level. The upgrade could also include a ‘panic button’ feature that sends out an emergency call to police and fire and also shuts and locks all classroom doors. This feature would need to be installed in all five schools. The complete upgrade is expected to cost between $40,000 and $45,000.

To pay for these security improvements, Kitching asked the Council to reallocate $80,000 that was budgeted last year for a new cooling tower at the Middle School. He said the maintenance department feels it can keep the current cooling system “limping along” until next year and that the funds would be better spent on the security issues. In addition, the town recently received an insurance check in the amount of $26,203 for damages to school property and equipment that were sustained during the October 2011 storm. Kitching said the repair work has already been done to fix these damages, so he asked the Town to reallocate these funds. If both of the fund transfers are approved, a total of $106,203 would become avail-

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able, and Kitching anticipates this will be enough to cover both security projects. The Town Council is expected to vote on the issue at its next meeting on Feb. 4. Municipal parking lot agreement renewed, overflowing dumpsters were an issue. On Jan. 22, the Town Council approved the renewal of a five year municipal parking lot agreement with the owners of three Whiting Street. properties downtown. Under the agreement, members of the public can park for free in the centrally-located private lot (accessed via Maple St.), and both the town and the property owners will share responsibility for the lot’s upkeep. The new contract requires the owners to monitor the

tions of the lot and to have bulky waste items removed on a daily basis during the week. Town Manager Robert E. Lee noted that most of the bulky waste that was being dumped in the bins was not originating from the property owners but was being dumped there illegally by others. Lee also noted that a fence will be erected between the library and the parking lot to visually screen the dumpster located near the property line. Over the past five years, the average cost to the town for maintenance of the lot has been about $600 per year.

garbage dumpsters, located in the rear of the parking lot, much more closely than they have in the past. The dumpsters were often spilling over with old mattresses and furniture, leaving the area looking unsightly and causing many residents to complain. The intent of the parking lot agreement is to “provide unlimited access for people to park in the central commercial area at no charge”, according to the Town Manager’s office. The agreement calls for the town to perform maintenance such as plowing, paving, and repairing, and the property owners reimbursed the town for 60 percent of the costs. Trash removal, lighting costs, and liability insurance are entirely the responsibility of the property owners. Under the new contract, the property owners have agreed to make daily inspec-


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ing my merchandise. Being in one place, I have developed regular customers of those that buy and sell to me,” said Robinson. “New people seem to come in all the time and most all of the vendors spread the word about us when they are away from the market.” For $120, vendors can rent 100 square feet for a month. Witik, who co-owns the flea market with her husband Bob, says there is not a lot of turnover with her vendors and she only loses three or four a year. Luckily, she has an ongoing wait list, so she never has to worry about the space staying empty for long. The flea market first came to life in September 1999; a year after Witik and her business partner moved their company, H&B Woodworking, from Terryville to the three-story brick building at the crossing. Since the woodworking business only took up one floor, Witik and her husband decided to hold an indoor flea market on the third floor. They put an ad in the paper for vendors and soon after opened the doors

on the weekends. Now, nearly 14 years later, the flea market takes up 10,000 square feet of space on two floors in the building. Andrew Pasco, who has been a vendor with the flea market for eight months, specializes in selling Victorian decorations and antique lighting. He says what helps makes the flea market so successful is the special relationship the vendors have with one another. “The vendors are all interesting and fun people. They have been doing this for years and I am learning a lot from just by walking around during the slow times,” said Pasco. “It is a relaxed place and the people are very friendly. They’ll also watch your booth if you need to take a day off or go picking. That is pretty rare.” Witik says after all this time, the flea market runs itself, though she continues to stay on trends and makes sure there is enough variety between the booths to keep customers coming back for more. “Being here is like taking a walk down memory lane. It truly is an old-fashioned flea market and even if you have been here before you should

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Lili’s Laundromat a 24-hour-a-day operation By Nikki A. Sambitsky Special to The Plainville Citizen

When Erfan Methoxaj opened Elvis Pizza seven years ago, the thought never occurred to him that he would one day expand his business to include a 24-hour laundromat. Lili’s Laundromat, named after Methoxaj’s wife, first opened in November of last year and is located in a small, unassuming houselike building behind Elvis Pizza. Though compact, the self-service laundry facility offers many coin-operated washers and dryers, a detergent dispensing machine,

soda vending machine, laundry carts, and a television for customers to view while they are waiting for their garments to complete the wash cycle. “Some people work late and we wanted them to be able to use a 24-hour facility,” said Methoxaj who lives on premises with his family. “The space was empty and we wanted to put a couple of machines in and make it available all the time.” Although Methoxaj, originally from Albania, owns Elvis Pizza, he noted that the laundromat is his wife Lili’s new business venture and jokes that he “works for her.” If a patron has any ques-

tions or concerns, he added, he or she can walk around the front and go into Elvis Pizza and have these addressed. Lili’s Laundromat is located behind Elvis Pizza at 135 Whiting St. Questions, comments or concerns can be addressed to Erfan Methoxaj by calling (860) 410-9822. Photo by Nikki A. Sambitsky

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The Town of Plainville has received a $45,000 grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to help cover the cost of replacing an old diesel truck with a cleaner burning and more fuel efficient vehicle. Plainville is one of seven communities to receive a portion of the DEEP grant which paid out a total of $360,000. Each municipality receiving the grant will retire an old truck in its fleet and use the funds to purchase a new vehicle that meets current fuel-efficiency and emissions standards. The program resembles the ‘cash for clunkers’ system that was promoted by the federal government in 2009. The diesel truck grant originated from a settlement of a legal case that involved environmental violations, and the funds must be used to reduce emissions in ‘Environmental Justice Communities’, according to DEEP. Dennis Schain, communications director with DEEP, said an EJ community designation generally

applies to urban areas with lower incomes, higher unemployment, and other socioeconomic indicators. “There tend to be more environmental and public health issues in these types of communities, because over time, various facilities such as power plants, trash-to-energy plants, and wastewater treatment plants were built in urban centers,” Schain said. Highways and factories also tend to be located near these communities. The DEEP website states that EJ communities require special protection because their residents “often lack the economic means to decrease their exposure to pollution.” The six other EJ Communities receiving the grant are Stamford, Wethersfield, Naugatuck, Waterbury, Enfield and Middletown. Town Manager Robert E. Lee said Plainville applied for the grant, because its snow plow vehicle has been in the town fleet for a long time and was scheduled to be retired in about two years. The truck is used as a plow in the winter but is also used year round for other purposes. The cost of a

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tempts to find a suitable fate for the building, state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus is waiting for a decision so she can help the town acquire state funding for whichever way they hope to go with the building. She said there are grants for historical buildings given out at the state level, but applications have to be filled out. “Until they can narrow down their focus as to what they’d like to do with the building and the council approves, there’s little I can do at this point,” she said. Arcari said although numerous groups are interested in the space, none of them have a need for the entire building, nor do they have any money. Selling the building was discussed – the same fate as the old junior high school which was sold and transformed into office buildings when the current Middle School of Plainville was built, but Arcari and Gennett both said marketing the building would be difficult. “How do you market that’s attached to an elementary school that has no parking?” Arcari said. Arcari said he would hate to see the building get torn down, but if a solution with a positive cost benefit can’t be figured out, he said tearing it down would “reluctantly” be the way to go. “I would want to save it if we could,” he said.


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The Connecticut Association of REALT O R S ® I n c. Executive Committee provides recommendations and directions on policy and op- Dennehy erations to the organization’s Board of Directors and serves as the 15,000 member trade organization’s leadership. The new announced Plainville executive is Gayle Dennehy of Plainville, Vice President at Large for Small Firms Regions 3 and 4.

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The Town of Plainville has openings on the following Boards/Commissions: Board of Assessment Appeals – hears appeals filed by taxpayers regarding the valuation placed on their property. Plainville Area Cable Television Advisory Council (PACTAC) – advises the Cable Company on all matters, including rates, program schedules and selections, local public, education and governmental access, etc. Land Acquisition Committee – identifies acquisitions of land for open space or recreation. Any registered voter in the Town of Plainville, who wishes to serve on one of these boards or committees, should contact the town manager’s office at (860) 7930221 ext. 205 and request an application.

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into the type of loan agreement that has been proposed. Attorney Laska noted that neither the Town Charter nor Town ordinances grant the authority to the town manager, Town Council, or director of finance to enter into this transaction or to ‘become a banker for a developer’. Laska raised the possibility that town officials themselves could be held personally liable if the transaction is carried out. “Since there is no express authority granted to the town either by way of the State Statutes, Charter and/or ordinance, any action taken by the town or you will be an action taken without any authority to do so,” wrote Laska. “Therefore, not only will the action by the Town be improper and illegal, but any loss sustained to the Town will be a loss that you could very well be responsible for personally if you do continue on this course of action.” Lee said the town is reviewing the information pre-

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Hoop team battles on with depleted roster Coach: ‘The kids give it their all. They want to be there, they want to play’

shots we want. Unfortunately we can’t put the ball in the hoop.” Despite the team’s struggles, Here’s hoping February is better Wesoly has no complaints about his for the Plainville High School boys players’ work ethic. “The kids give it basketball team than were December their all. They want to be there, they want to play,” he said. and January. Plainville’s seniors set the tone in The Blue Devils head into the new month, and the homestretch of the that respect. “They show up every season, still searching for their first single day and they work hard,” victory. The locals were 0-13 at press Wesoly said of the seniors: Matt Thomas, Brian Dostaler, Shaun Cartime. “It’s unfortunate; we can’t put the roll and Tyler Favreau. “They’re goball in the basket. We don’t have the ing out and giving 100 percent.” The Blue Devils, as a whole, apshooters that we’ve had in years past, and that really hurts,” said PHS pear to be snake bit, however. Incoach Marc Wesoly, whose squad fell juries and illness have left the team shorthanded. hard to Bulkeley, 75-37, Jan. 24. “We can’t get everybody there on “We play well defensively, but we can’t get over that hump; putting the the same day,” Wesoly lamented. “We ball in the hoop. We’re getting the haven’t been 100 percent since the second game of the year, and our record kind of shows that. Around one, two o’clock every day I get a text message, and I think ‘what’s the problem today?’” As the losses have piled up some Plainville players decided they’ve had enough basketball, and handed in their uniforms. Wesoly finds this trend disappointing, to say the least.“Quitting is the easy way out, and that’s what has happened,” said the coach. “What happens when you go get a job and your boss tells you they need a task done by Friday? What are they going to say? If you’re going to give up, you’re going to be fired. We try to teach life lessons the best we can do.” Through it all, there are some glimmers of hope for Plainville. Wesoly said the Blue Devils have been in the hunt in eight games this season, and he sees a couple potential wins on the upcoming schedule. Also, in a sign that the team is sticking together, Wesoly’s troops hung out as a group away from Photo by Matt Leidemer the court last week, and that Plainville’s Tyler Favreau goes up for seemed to rejuvenate the guys. “Some kids came back and said a shot Jan. 24 in a game against Bulkeley at Ivan Wood Gymnasium. ‘Coach, that’s the most fun I’ve The Blue Devils were defeated that had in over two years.’ It was a positive experience,” said Wesoly. By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

night and fell to 0-13 on the year.

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Kelley Slabinski, pictured in action earlier this season, and the Plainville High School girls basketball team chalked up their eighth win of the year last week, which qualified them for the state tournament.

For second straight year, Plainville punches ticket to postseason By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen With time to spare, last week the Plainville High School girls basketball team punched its ticket to the upcoming CIAC Class M state tournament. The Lady Blue Devils handled Bulkeley, 57-34, Jan. 24 in Hartford to improve to 8-7. A team must win at least eight of its 20 regular season games to earn a spot in the postseason. “I am extremely pleased at the progress this team has made this season,” said PHS coach Jen Micowski, whose troops had won four of five heading into this week. “We started out 0-3 and very easily could have packed it in and determined that this season would be doomed for failure, but this group of kids have worked their tails off to keep improving every day.” A major reason for Plainville’s resurgence is the play of junior Kelsey Clemens and senior Katy Dressel. The duo has been on a tear in recent weeks. Against Bulkeley, Clemens

pumped in 21 points and Dressel netted 16. In a 42-28 victory over visiting Bloomfield Jan. 22, Dressel had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Clemens chipped in six points and 14 boards. “We are anchored with very solid performances from Kelsey and Katy on a consistent basis, but our supporting members of the team have really stepped it up and are also a huge reason for turning our slow start around,” said Micowski. The coach went on to praise the work of point guard Stephanie Martino, who has grown comfortable in her role as floor general. “She has done a great job learning how to control our team’s offense and keep our structure in place,” Micowski said of the freshman. “She has decreased her number of turnovers in the backcourt and worked on ways to keep our offense under control, and this plays a huge part in our success.” And Martino is just one member of the aforementioned supporting cast. See Girls, page 24


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Blue Devil Notes

Swimmers getting primed for postseason; Wrestlers earn split at Rockville Duals By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Record-wise, the boys swim team hit a rough patch recently, but the news wasn’t all bad for the Blue Devils. “Not the most successful week we could have had, but even with the losses the team had a lot of great swims, with everyone on the team getting a best time in at least one event this week, and three state qualifiers,” said Plainville coach Chris Zagorski. “I had hoped to pull out one or two wins, es-

pecially against Rocky Hill and East Catholic, two teams that are very similar to us talent-wise. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.” The Blue Devils lost to Rocky Hill, 95-88, and East Catholic, 94-89, and also came up short against Simsbury, 91-88. Picking up wins against Rocky Hill were Wojtek Plachta (200 freestyle, 2:02.64; 500 freestyle, 5:35.44), Shayla Beausoleil (diving, 116.85), Nick Evangelista (100 butterfly, 1:04.32) and Eddy Lee (100 backstroke, 1:08.15).

Justin Freitas was runner-up in the 50 freestyle and qualified for the state meet with his time of 24.98. Chalking up first-place finishes against East Catholic were Plachta (200

individual medley, 2:19.91; 100 backstroke, 1:02.65), Beausoleil (diving, 138.40) and Lee (500 freestyle, 5:54.68). Evangelista took second in the 100 butterfly (1:03.77)

and qualified for the state meet. Generating firsts against Simsbury were Plachta (200 freestyle, 2:04.89; 100 back-

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Athletic Backers Club — The club meets on the first Monday of each month, unless it is a holiday, at 7:15 p.m., at the Plainville High School cafeteria. The club is a group of volunteers that

work together to support all PHS student athletes in all sports. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon at (860) 7934113. Plainville Choral Society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Information: call Mal Cummings, at (860) 7475695, or Maureen Deming, at (860) 559-9781. Story times - Drop-in story times will resume Monday, Jan. 28 and are Wild Ones, Mondays at 10:30 a.m., for one-year-olds and their caregivers. Babies welcome. Family story time, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., stories for the whole family. Two’s and

three’s, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., for children and caregivers, siblings welcome. TNT program - TNT is a new program for children in grades 2-5. Each week will feature different activities, including crafts, cooking, science experiments and more. This free program is held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at (860) 793-1450 to sign up.



Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9

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a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is served at Church of Our

Saviour, 115 W. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday of the month. Lions Club — The Plainville Lions Club meets


swim against the Platt/Maloney co-op Tuesday after press time. The regular season concludes in mid-February. “The team realizes that the season is wrapping up, and I’m seeing their focus start to intensify, especially during meets,” said Zagorski. The wrestling team outpointed RHAM and East Hartford at the Rockville Duals, but came up short against Windham and Windsor that day. Mischa Hoffman, Marcus Slivinsky, Connor Oakes and Tim West led Plainville at the event and have done so throughout the season. “The rest,” said PHS coach Rusty Spence, “are beginning to understand the effort, and are picking it up.”

Continued from page 23 stroke, 1:03.10), the 400 freestyle relay team of Freitas, Evangelista, Austin Cameron and Plachta (3:46.66), and the 200 freestyle team of Chris Utley, Trevor Roy, Cameron and Freitas (1:44.68). Cameron placed third in the 50 freestyle. His time of 24.94 earned him a spot in the event in the state meet. Cameron also has qualified in the 100 freestyle. Plainville was slated to

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Micowski likes the work Carly Martino and Kelley Slabinski have turned in defensively, and the leadership they provide. The coach also highlighted the play of reserve players Keirra Jackson, Deja Nolan and Rachel Lancaster. “The team is really coming together and playing good team basketball,” Micowski said. “We have five more games to go in the regular season, and we are hoping to keep improving our position in the state tournament.” This year will mark Plainville’s second straight appearance in the postseason. Last winter, the Lady Blue Devils earned the 21st seed in Class M and knocked off No. 12 Ansonia, 44-42 in overtime, in the opening round. The locals fell to No. 5 Cromwell, 50-37, in Round 2 and ended their campaign with a record of 12-11.


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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400.


on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The first Wednesday meetings are at the Oasis Restaurant, 782 Pine St., Bristol. The third Wednesday meetings are at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Information: call Michael Blanchard at (860) 628-8326. Open mike night — An acoustic open mike night is held at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St. Plainville, every first Wednesday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. This folk/country-western program has been running for more than a year and local entertainers as well as many from throughout Connecticut have been performing on a regular basis. This is a fun evening for a very low admission fee and refreshments are available. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Proceeds benefit Church of Our Saviour and its outreach programs. Potential performers can contact . Mothers of Multiples — The Greater Bristol Mothers of Multiples will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. This meeting is open to residents from area towns including Plainville. This is a support group for mothers with twins, triplets or higher

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Local man sentenced on child pornography charges

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced last week that Steven Donald Lewis, 23, of Plainville, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by ten years of supervised release, for receiving and distributing child pornography. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Nov. 9, 2010, a Bristol Police Department detective assigned to the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force in New Haven logged into a publicly available Internet file sharing program and downloaded 34 images of child pornography from a shared directory maintained by Lewis. On


Dec. 8, 2010, Lewis was arrested at his dormitory residence at the University of Connecticut. On that date, law enforcement agents also seized Lewis’s laptop computer. Analysis of the seized computer revealed thousands of images and videos of child pornography. Included in his collection of child pornography were images of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Forensic review also revealed that Lewis distributed child pornography images and videos through the file sharing program located on his computer. On Aug. 13, 2012, Lewis waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography.


Lewis has been released on bond under supervision of the United States Probation Office since shortly after his arrest. He has been ordered to report to prison on March 1, 2013. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The case was prosecuted by Assis-

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The Fire Company honored members for their years of service to the fire department and town at the Jan. 22 Town Council meeting. The following members were honored: 35 years: Douglas Doughty, Herbert Lillibridge; 20 years: Bruce Lauzier, Timothy Lennon, Adrien Paradis; 15 years: William Donovan, Antonio LaBella, Jeffrey Romano; 10 years: Stephen Chapman, Christopher Dayton, Timothy Holcomb, John Myska; 5 years: Paul Brousseau, James LeNois, Sr., Thomas Moschini, Jr.. Also during the meeting, Thomas Moschini Sr. was promoted to first assistant chief and Adrien Paradis was promoted to second assistant chief.

First Assistant Chief Thomas Moschini Sr. is congratulated by Town Council member Richard Drezek.

Second Assistant Chief Adrien Paradis has his badge pinned on by his wife, Sue.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen


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The second installment of Real Estate Tax and Personal Property Tax are due and payable during the month of January 2013. REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY BILLS WERE MAILED IN JULY 2012. If you purchased property in Plainville after October 1, 2011 and have any questions regarding your Real Estate taxes please contact the Revenue Collection Office. Failure to pay on or by February 1, 2013 will evoke an interest penalty of 1 ½ percent per month from the January 1, 2013 due date. Motor Vehicle Supplemental taxes are due and payable during the month of January 2013 and must be paid on or by February 1, 2013. All persons who newly registered a motor vehicle between October 2, 2011 and July 31, 2012 are subject to pay a Supplemental tax bill by Section 12-7lB of the Connecticut State Statutes. If you have a newly registered vehicle between October 2, 2011 and July 31, 2012 or if you registered a vehicle with temporary commercial plates-between October 2, 2011 and September 30, 2012, and do not receive a bill contact the Plainville Tax and Assessor's Office 793-0221 ext 244-245. Failure to receive a bill will not invalidate the tax or any penalty incurred. This bill is not to be confused with the regular motor vehicle bill, which was due and payable July 1, 2012. Payment made in person or mailed payments postmarked after February 1, 2013 will be charged interest from the due date of January 1, 2013 at 1 ½ percent per month or a minimum of $2.00, whichever is greater. IF THERE IS DELINQUENT MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES DUE AND A CLEARANCE SLIP IS NEEDED, THIS CURRENT TAX BILL AND ALL OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES MUST BE PAID IN CASH, MONEY ORDER OR CERTIFIED CHECK - NO PERSONAL, BUSINESS OR CLIENT FUND CHECKS ACCEPTED. All bills are to be paid in person or by mail at the Revenue Collection Office, One Central Square, Room 202. Payments may also be dropped in the Payment drop box located in the rear of the building OR the drop box in the hallway in front of the Revenue Collectors' Office. Credit card payments: or 800 (2PAYTAX) enter jurisdiction code 1738 a convenience fee will be charged to the taxpayer. Credit cards are also accepted in the tax office the fee for this convenience is 2.45%. "E check" is available visit and click on "OnLine Tax Payments" the charge for this option is $3.00. Invoice Cloud is offering a online service for credit cards and you can click on "go green" to obtain this service. Office hours are 8-4 Monday through Wednesday, Thursday 8-7 and Friday 8-Noon. Revenue Collection 7930221 ext. 239-240-244-245. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, HOURS 8-NOON LAST DAY TO PAY TAXES WITHOUT INTEREST. Debra A. Guerrette, CCMC Revenue Collector Plainville, CT

LOST & FOUND LOST 1 Year-Old Grey House Cat. Escaped from home Friday, Jan. 18th. Daughter very heartbroken. If found, please call so she can come back to her loving home. Vicinity 141 Oak St., near Hobart St., Southington 203-600-0788


HIGGINS AVENUE Application #13-02-01, Gregory Mitera of Higgins Avenue seeks a variance to Article 1 Residential Zones, Section 1.03 Dimensional Standards, Sub-section B Minimum Yard Requirements - Rear Yard Setback, to permit the reduction of the required rear yard setback from twenty (20) feet to Fifteen (15) feet for the purposes of constructing a two car garage at 34 Higgins Avenue.

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Application #13-02-02, Theresa and Lauren Incognito of Williams Street seek variances to Article 1 Residential Zones, Section 1.03 Dimensional Standards, Sub-section B Minimum Yard Requirements - Side Yard Setback and Front Yard Setback to permit the reduction of the northerly side yard setback from the required ten (10) feet to four (4) feet, the reduction of required southerly side yard setback from ten (10) feet to two (2) feet and the reduction of the front yard setback from twenty four (24) feet to twenty one (21) feet for the purposes of constructing a second floor story addition to the rear of the existing structure and a front vestibule at a property known as 123 Williams Street.

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Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 23rd day of January Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals


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FOUND Memory card from a digital camera, has over 600 photos on it. Swim meet, trip to Disney World, etc. Found in Ocean State Job Lot parking lot in Southington. (860) 621-7594.


The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday February 11, 2013, at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 304 to hear and consider the following application:




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CHEVY MALIBU LT 2012 4 Door, 24,000 Miles Stock# P4144 $18,990 Call Mike Russo Used Car Specialist

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013 AUTOMOBILES


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CHRYSLER PT Cruiser 2001 $2450 Low Miles. AT, 4 Cyl MITSUBISHI Galant 2001 4 cyl, AT, $1950

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Broken Down Junk Vehicles & Equipment. Quick Cash. Fast Free Removal. 203-630-2510 or 203-631-0800

HYUNDAI SONATA 2002 $3,488 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!


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

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VOLVO S40 2001 4 Door, New Brakes New Battery. Automatic. Runs Great. $3500 Call (203) 619-2767


Ford Econoline Wagon 2004

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E 150 XL, Automatic $10,988 Stock#1289

Nissan Altima 2009 4 Door Sedan, I4 CVT 2.5 S Stock# 5698A


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TOYOTA CAMRY 2003 4 Door SE Sedan, Automatic $7988 Stock# 1241A Hyundai Sonata GLS 2012 Low Mileage, Remainder of Full Factory Warranties. Stock# SL129 $19,990 Call Mike Russo Used Car Specialist

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


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

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen TRUCKS & VANS



Mal Crédito? Ayudamos personas sin crédito o con mal crédito! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949 Bad Credit? We help out people with bad credit and no credit! Please call Ryan at (203) 250-5949

CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1996 131K, Runs Well, Excellent Body, Leather. New Tires. $2750 860-378-5214

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MO/24000 MI WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

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NISSAN 1997 Pickup Truck. Extra Cab, 4 Wheel Drive, Low Miles, Moving, Must Sell! $1,900 Call (203) 907-7296


PETS & LIVESTOCK FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001 $4,288 8 Cylinder, 4 Spd Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, Pugs, Rotties, Hotdogs, German Shepherds, Labs, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001. LOVING PUPS Rescued Puppys for Adoption. Deliveres Made. Health Gurenttee. Visit us at or Call 828-385-0757 or 828-675-9694


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Hybrid, 4 Cyl, FWD, Automatic $8988 Stock# 9965A

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2003 Chevy Tahoe LT, V8, 5.3 Liter, Power Windows, Leather Seats, CD Multi Disk Bose System, New Tires, Brakes, & Transmission. Non Smoking Vehicle. $9,000 Call 203-9278376 or (203) 949-0102

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MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029


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LANDSCAPING GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430


ARIENS SNOW BLOWER Model 8524 $750 or best offer Like new. Moving to Florida! Call (203) 235-2990

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Stock# 13-675A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

COMMERCIAL & Residential cleaning done by experienced lady. Good job, insured & friendly prices. Call Rose (203) 3436641 or Email:

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






MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

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


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CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality- Kitchens/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415 ROOFS R US LLC. All types Roofing, Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. %100 financing, Credit Cards. Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 STUFF ESTATE LIQUIDATORS Estate Clean-Outs One Piece to Whole Estate, Toys, Coins, Jewelry, Military, etc. 203 774-4830

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SNOWPLOWING Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE

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

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 SIDING

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FORD ESCAPE 2004 4 Door, 103” WB XLT, 4WD $7,988 Stock# 9885A


CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! Call 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3 MATTRESS SET Brand name Queen pillow top mattress and foundation. NEW, in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

HOME DOCTOR LLC Small to Major Work. Outside, Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing. Since 1949. Credit Cards Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

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

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

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions


CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-Kitchen/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415


CT Reg. #516790

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

NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

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

30 FURNITURE & APPLIANCES FREE Sectional Great for fam room. Beige, You pick up. 203-676-9048 MOVING - MUST SELL! Couch - $200, Accent Chair $75, Coffee Table $50, End Table $50, Entertainment Center with Glass Doors $150. Take All For $450. Call (860) 558-3774

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779 CHAIR Tan Floral Print Exc Condition $50 (860) 620-3151 COUCH Tan. Excellent Condition $99 (860) 620-3151 FLEISCHMANN TRAIN SET Mounted, Fully Landscaped. GERMAN BEER STEINS 20 Assorted to choose from (203) 272-0259 KOLCRAFT PLAYPEN $25 or Best Offer 203-269-5077 MANY Prints Signed & Numbered, Air Show Posters, Antique Wood Bowls, Old Airplane Parts, Federal Duck Stamps, To Much Misc. Items to List. Call Rich 203-213-0003 SOFTBALLS 20 new&lightly used. $25. Call 203-265-0031

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT EXCELLENT QUALITY Seasoned Hardwood, Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.



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

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

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old pocket watches and clocks, collectibles, toys, 1 item to entire estate. 203-639-1002 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools, Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013 WANTED TO BUY ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

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

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! CALL 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

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


Flanders West Apts Southington

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

HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden 1 BRs. Starting from $695, heat & hot wanted included. Call 203-886-8808. MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat HW, Elec. 1 BR, 2nd Fl, $200/wk+sec. 2nd flr studio $780/mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm; MERIDEN - 1 1/2 room apartment for rent. H/H included. Off street parking. Security. Storage. $625. monthly. Call Scott at (203) 302-8760.


APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 BR. 1st Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, Sunny Kitchen. WD hookup. $925. Avail March 1. Sec 8 appr. Call Will 860-834-2876 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $845 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808.

MERIDEN Large 1 BR, 4 Rooms Many updates. Applianced. Quiet house. Heat & HW included. No pets no smoking. $775 plus security. 203 626-2320

WALLINGFORD Clean, updated 2 BR Apartment. Quiet neighborhood. Water & Garbage incl. $900-$950 Per Month. (203) 464-0766

MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

WALLINGFORD- 2 Room Apt. $675. No pets. 2 mo sec + refs. Call 203-265-0698

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


MERIDEN Studio Apartment For Rent. $600 per month Call 203-903-6413 or 203-440-1123

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

MERIDEN 1 bdrm., 1 bath. Furn/Unfurn. Close to shopping and hwy. 192 Lewis Ave. Prv prk. No pets or smoking. Call 203-440-1941 for info

MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd Floor Remodeled. Separate utilities. References & good credit. $550 per Month. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-302-2987


Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295 PEAVEY AMPLIFIER Audition 20, 8” speaker $25. 860 621-8741

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Available Ask About One Month Free! Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 143 Veteran Street 2 BRs, LR, DR, Kitchen Garage Optional. $850/month (704) 497-4627 MERIDEN 2 & 3 BR Apartments Available Call for More Info 203 238-7777 860 214-8023 (Cell) MERIDEN 2 BR Apts Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main St. $945-$975/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203 9356224 or Steve 203 721-5215

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN Westside 2BR/1 BATH Garage, All Appliances W/D Included. 1-Year Lease. $1300 Plus Utils. Available Now No pets. 203-514-2010 WALLINGFORD House for Rent. 3 BR, 54 Lee Ave. New Capet/Paint, 1st flr laundry, Off St. Park, No smoking/pets. $1250/mo. Call 203-444-5722


CHESHIRE 2 Bdrm., 1 1/2 baths. Bayberry Knoll townhouse near I84. C ountry setting. Lovely 1200 square feet unit with patio. $975/month. Call 203-464-7544.

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

MERIDEN 2 BR Available Heat, Hot Water & Appliances incl. Off-Street parking. Available for immediate move in. Starting at $800 per month. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor Off street parking, freshly painted, washer/dryer. $850 per mo. Section 8 approved. Grant St. No dogs. Call 203-213-3951 MERIDEN 2/3 BR Clean 1st Floor. New flooring, Appliances Off Street Parking. Section 8 Approved. Call (203) 376-4853 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 5 Rooms, Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrigerator, $1000/mo + security. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Sec 8 approved. Available in February. Leave message after 6pm 860-347-2992 203 887-8805

MERIDEN-4BR 2nd & 3rd Floor. Liberty St. Recently Renovated Stove & Refrig, W/D hkup, OffSt Parking, Yard, Storage. Sec 8 approved. $1275 203 506-6398 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st Floor in 2 Family house. $950/mo. Newly Remodeled. No pets. Avail now! 203-500-9080 or 203-500-9090 MERIDEN. 3 BR, recently renovated, new carpets. Clean, spacious, off st parking. Avail immed. $875. Pets considered. Call Walt 203-464-1863. MERIDEN. East side. Furn Clean 2nd flr 1 BR, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $845/ mo plus sec. 12pm-8pm, 203-630-3823 MERIDEN. Priced to move quickly. 3 level, 2 BR Townhouse, hdwd flrs, laundry hookup, large level yard, 1 car gar, located on culde-sac. Won’t last at $1075. No pets. Vacancy Busters LLC, Ruth, 860-402-3960 PLAINVILLE 1 BR New Flrs, Close to 84 & 72. Includes H & HW, Electric, W/D Hookup. No Dogs/Smoking. $850/mo. Call (860) 747-9842

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

WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Flr In Town. Appliances Including W/D. No Pets, Sec & Refs. $725/mo. + utilities. Call 203-269-6391 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1st Floor $850 Per Month Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212

HOUSE FOR SALE 280 Spring Lake Rd, Southington. 2,000 sq ft plus colonial. $295,000 Call (860) 877-4785


SOUTH MERIDEN Furnished Room For Rent. Background & Reference check. $135 Per Week Plus Security 203 623-4396

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS FLORIDA, Ft Myers Beach Condo for rent. Available peak & off-peak weeks in 2013. Luxury 2BR & 2BA, complete kitchen, DR, LR, & 3 balconies, located on the beautiful island of Ft Myers Beach, overlooking the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Incl. Heated pool, hot tub, tennis courts, recreation room, pool table, & more. Walking distance to golf course. Come enjoy the warm breeze & romantic sunsets as you relax on the clean, sandy white beach. Owner: Vern Hunter. Call Barbara Raffile at 203-514-5130 (Meriden) for more information.

The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to help develop print & digital advertising at this family owned media company. You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits.

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

MERIDEN. $107,900. Simple & smart scale down & go easy on the budget w/this 2BR ranch. Spacious living rm w/fp, EIK, fenced beautiful corner yard w/ covered patio & non thru st. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618


OPEN HOUSES WALLINGFORD-$159,900. Indus. Condo & business! All equip. included 1980 sqft, No. Plain. Come See! Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

ROCKFALL 2 BR, 5 Rms, Duplex Appls incl, WD Hookup Garage & Yard, No utils/pets. $900/mo. 1 mo sec. Credit ck. 860 349-1478

WALLINGFORD 1 + BR/5 Room Loc. + Clean. W to W. Fully appl. No Pets. Util not incl. Lease & Sec req. $800-$850 mo. 203-848-7955

MERIDEN $139,900. Large 3 family near park- 2 units have 3 bedrooms, nice backyard, some notice to show needed but worth the wait. Call Toni Falcone for details 203-2655618

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



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WALLINGFORD 5 Large Rooms, 2nd Floor, Avaliable Now $995/mo. Call 203-213-6175 WALLINGFORD 70 Center Street Studios and 1BR Apartments $695-$750 per month Call Mike 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160

MERIDEN Room Available. Deposit=$230 Utilities included! $115/Week. Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking. 203-715-7866


WALLINGFORD 3rd Fl, 2 BR. Cozy 4 rms. Stove & Refrig. Gas Heat & HW. Storage, wall to wall, hookups. Quiet area. No smoking /pets $695+ sec. 860 575-4915

MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $900/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472

1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 657 East Main Street Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481

WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local Collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359


If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to: Attn: Kim Boath New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: kboath@ COAST 2 Coast Communications is looking for Direct Sales Agents to market & sell Comcast XFinity. Full Time Position. No Experience necessary. We will train. To schedule an interview please email Paul Miller at Part-Time

Order Processing Clerk Part-Time Data Entry Clerk to enter orders and assist with the processing of orders for shipping. Experienced keying skills, math and communication ability preferred. Knowledge of EDI Processing a plus. Please send resume to or apply in person at Lyman Products Corp. 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Full time work & Immediate Start Availability! Come grow with our newly expanded office. All Departments to be filled this week! No experience Req’d!

CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE GENERAL HELP APPOINTMENT SETTERS Entry Level MGMT SOUTHINGTON Open Sunday 1:00-3:00. Oversized Cape, set on 2.9 acr. in one of the finest cul-d-sacs , Lge Kit., St. Stl. Appl, Granite counters open to lge FR. w/fpl, 4 BRS 3.5 bths, flrshdw, tile & new carpets. Deep frt porch with ceiling fans & views of parklike grounds, French doors to rear porch & huge deck. Price reduced to $464,000. A must see at 90 Ciccio Rd. dir. Jude ln, lft on Mt Vernon, rt on Ciccio



Sign on Bonus for FT Positions STARTING PAY Ranges per DPT. $9/HR-$590/week, +45K/year Call for Details/Email Contact Info 860-329-0317 &

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen


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Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation is accepting applications for full time positions for:

The Town of Southington is seeking applicants for the position of Town Engineer. Under the general direction of the Town Manager, the position is responsible for performing and supervising professional work in the design and construction of public works improvements, in facilities construction and maintenance, and in public works contract administration. The Town Engineer supervises the technical and clerical engineering and sewer administration operations of the town and provides engineering consultation to town departments, boards and commissions and oversees maintenance of town maps, engineering plans and GIS data.


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Starting hourly rate - $8.50/hr. with 90 day review. We offer excellent benefits and a good working environment.

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Salary range is $110,000 to $118,000 depending on qualifications. The position reports to the Town Manager. Complete position description is available on the Town of Southington's website, in the "Job Opportunities" section, or by contacting the Town Manager's office at 860-276-6200. Applications may be submitted by mail to: Garry Brumback, Town Manager 75 Main Street Southington, CT 06489 or emailed to by February 15, 2013.

FIT. CLASS INSTR. - Early AM Certified group ex. instr. needed. Exp. pref. Apply at YMCA 961 S. Main St Cheshire Ph 203-272-3150

Job Fair Easter Seals Goodwill, Ind. is recruiting for various part time retail positions for Southington, Wallingford and Middletown. When: Tuesday, January 29 1pm - 4pm Where: 350 Queen Street Southington Visit our website: for more openings! EOE/AA - M/F/D/V OUTSIDE SALES Do you love Sales? Do you like the Political Arena? Do you view Mom and Pop Business Owners as Heroes? Are you interested in the Connecticut General Assembly? Do you care how the United States Congress conducts it’s Business? Can you “Close” the Deal? For that right person … Six (6) figure income potential… Excellent Benefits! Local Territory…no overnights! Email resume to or fax resume to 615-932-5071. EOE

HELP WANTED PART-TIME ACCOUNTING & HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT Choate Rosemary Hall a nationally & internationally recognized independent secondary school is seeking a part-time Accounting & Human Resources Assistant, Mon-Fri, 4 hrs/day, year round, non-benefits eligible. This position is responsible for providing support to Financial & Human Resources Departments, including processing bank deposits, receipts, lockbox payments, payments, credits, charges, payroll audits, general ledger maintenance, assist with payroll & benefits process, & other duties as assigned. Candidates must have high school diploma or equivalent & have work experience in different areas of Financial/Business office such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, or General Ledger. Payroll and/or Human Resources experience preferred. Excellent knowledge of Excel & Word required. Please send resume with cover letter to: Human Resources, Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian St. Wallingford, CT 06492 or email to POLICE OFFICER Looking for Police Officer to do Private Investigation work. Send information to PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455

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Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required, with five years of professional civil engineering experience, including at least two years in a municipal engineering office and two years of supervisory experience. Suitable experience may be substituted for educational attainment if deemed appropriate by the Town Manager or his designee. Possession of a Professional Engineer's license issued by the State of Connecticut is required. Out of state license which can be transferred to Connecticut within one year of appointment is acceptable.

AUTO BODY/PAINTERS HELPER. Zoel’s Auto Body is looking for energtic painters assistant with experience. Call for appt. (203) 237-6464

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Apply during our Open House January 28 th - February 1st, 2013 at 95 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 9:00am – 5:00pm Or visit our Careers page at EOE M/F/D/V

DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR (Full Time-40 Hours) Experienced journalist needed to oversee and manage flow and presentation of digital news content on and weekly web sites. This position requires the ability to build and maintain online and mobile news sections and manage social media presence and digital news alerts. You will work with reporters, photographers and other content producers on newsgathering, including video and leverage digital content for print use. You must have experience in writing and/or designing for the web; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once; technical know-how for creation and production of graphics, photos, audio, video, web pages, and other online content. If you are interested in joining our RecordJournal family, please email your resume to Eric Cotton at

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MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL/CLERICAL Excellent Opportunity for expanding practice. Computer billing skills a must. Up to $15/hr DOE Contact HR Dept 855-357-6311

HELP WANTED PUBLIC Safety Officer needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Weekends and weekdays. P/T position. Please stop by to fill out an application, fax resume to 860628-6444, or send to the above address.

TEACHING POSITION (Long-term Substitutes) Wallingford Public Schools is seeking candidates for the following long-term substitute teaching positions: Middle School Level: Spanish - Position begins midFebruary for approximately 6 weeks. High School Level: Spanish/Italian -Position begins March for approximately 12 weeks. Please fax resume and certification to (203) 949-6551. EOE VAN Driver needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Part time weekends and weekdays. Public Service license or CDL, Class B with a P endorsement required. Please stop by to fill out an application, fax resume to 860-628-6444, or send to the above address.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

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01-31-2013 The Plainville Citizen  

01-31-2013 The Plainville Citizen