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Plainville High finds new assistant principal Rosa Perez emerged from large pool of candidates By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Rosa Perez has been named Plainville High School’s assistant principal after an extensive process that evaluated more than 100 candidates. Perez, currently the assistant principal at Suffield High School, will replace current PHS Assistant Principal Kathy Carter, who will retire at the end of this year. “Mrs. Perez has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will perfectly complement the Plainville High School administrative team and the school community,” stated PHS Principal Steven LePage. “Her current and former colleagues and supervisors all expressed the deepest respect for Rosa’s abilities and attributes as an administrator, as an educator, and as a person.” Perez was named the candidate of choice April 9 at a special Board of Education meeting. The search was conducted by an Assistant Principal Search Committee, made up of district administrators, Board of Education, faculty, staff, and parents.

“Rosa Perez has impressed everyone she has met here in Plainville, including a group of our students,” stated Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching. “We are so pleased to be bringing such a high quality educational leader to the high school. She will be a great fit to the team.” BOE member Cheryl Provost was on the committee and said Perez’s educational qualifications and experience made her an ideal candidate. Also, Provost believes Perez will add to the chemistry of the administrative team at the high school. “It was very evident that she has a demeanor that’s very calming,” Provost said. As assistant principal, Provost said Perez will handle a lot of the disciplinary measures, and that her approach is more respectful than reactive. “She has a demeanor that would make a student, I think, find her to be a trustworthy adult,” Provost said. “And she’s just very capable; just a really good fit for the atmosphere at the high school.” See Perez, next page

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dolphinettes delight Photo by Patrick Matthews

The Recreation Department-sponsored Plainville Dolphinettes synchronized swimming team performed at Plainville High School Friday, April 12. Dolphinettes Victoria Cacchillo and Zoe Nguyen are pictured in action that night. Former Dolphinette Toni Voitkevics, 32, navigates the 12-person team. The roster is comprised of athletes from 5 to 13 years old. For more pictures, see page 31.

Town will come alive with The Sound of Music By Erin K. Butler Special to The Citizen One of the most beloved musicals of all time will hit the Plainville stage this spring as the Plainville Choral Society presents The Sound of Music Saturday, May 4; Friday, May 10; and Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., at Plainville High School. “It has something in it for everyone - romance, humor, tension, danger, memorable songs, a well-known and inspiring storyline. It’s a classic show because of all those elements, but it also is a very human show in terms of the themes of standing up for what you believe in, following your dreams, finding true love,” said Jim Lawrence, who plays

Captain Von Trapp, and is celebrating his 19th season with PCS. Director Peter Peluso continues to follow PCS’s “classics” theme this season, choosing this show because, he says, it speaks to generation after generation. He notes that for those familiar with the movie adaptation there will be some noticeable changes such as the addition of songs and the order of some scenes. Cast members say this stage version does not disappoint. “This show is one of those that, no matter how many times you see it, you feel happy and light by the end. The songs are moving, funny and beautiful - the ones that everyone

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013

When it comes to youth development, coalition is all business By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen


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Before becoming assistant principal at SHS, Perez was supervisor of the World Language Department of the Rocky Hill school district for eight years. She holds a sixth

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Saturday, May 4, a regional household hazardous waste collection day will be conducted, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Roadways Facility on Granger Lane. Many commonly purchased products for in-home, office, yard/gardens, and workshops have a risk with improper use and disposal. For more information call Physical Services at (860) 7930221 ext. 208.


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School shootings in 1999. Designed to inspire and empower students and stifle bullying, Laudadio said the program would complement eight years of work already done by the school to accomplish such a goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rachelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Challenge is the next logical step for us.â&#x20AC;? The program will be presented Oct. 1. Local businesses are sought to attend and to start a â&#x20AC;&#x153;chain reaction of kindness and compassionâ&#x20AC;? at their businesses.


The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development continued its mission of connecting community business members to the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth through its second annual community business breakfast. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The coalition feels very strongly that in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world, our young people need the support of a caring community,â&#x20AC;? said Roberta Brown, director of Youth Services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel that today is about highlighting a lot of the wonderful programs we have available for our young people in Plainville, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about connections.â&#x20AC;? Lynn Davis, director of communications for the district, said the coalition has been in operation for nine years and sponsors many events in the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very proud of the work that we do,â&#x20AC;? Davis said. Susan Bradley, volunteer coordinator for the district,

said the volunteer program is comprised of four components: classroom volunteers, mentors, tutors, and reading partners. Faculty members also presented their ideas for current or new programs and how volunteers play a pivotal role. Middle School of Plainville Dean of Students Tom Laudadio is working to implement Rachelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Challenge, a movement inspired by Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High


Thursday, April 18, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen

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to reducing municipal building energy consumption 20 percent by 2018, and to the voluntarily purchase of 20 percent of its municipal electrical needs from clean, renewable sources by 2018. “Plainville is an excellent example of a small town taking big steps to become more energy efficient,” said Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee. “We hope we inspire other cities and towns, big or small, to sign the pledge and take advantage of these important and cost-effective programs.” For additional information on the Home Energy Solutions promotion in Plainville, call (203) 307-5395. For more information on the Clean Energy Communities program visit EnergizeCT. com.



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The Town of Plainville is helping its residents reduce their energy consumption, save money on their utility bills, and support Plainville Parent Teacher Organizations, through participation in the Home Energy SolutionsSM program. Home Energy Solutions is a convenient home energy improvement service provided by CL&P, UI and the natural gas utilities as part of the Energize Connecticut initiative. The program is designed to help people save money on

their monthly energy bills. “By participating in the HES program, Plainville residents are not only saving money and using less energy, but they are also helping to contribute to the many important PTO programs in our town that benefit Plainville students,” said Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders. “We hope everyone will sign up for a HES assessment to help keep Plainville a statewide leader in energy efficiency.” In addition to participating in the town-wide HES promotion, Plainville is one of 42 towns and cities in Connecticut that has signed a pledge committing itself to the Clean Energy Communities program. Municipalities that sign the pledge commit


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013

We welcome more amazing physicians to the hospital Justin T. Montanye, M.D. Neurology Practice: As part of Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, he practices at MidState Medical Group, 455 Lewis Ave., Suite 221, Meriden, 203-694-8550 Education: Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.; rotating internship and neurology residency, Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.; clinical neurophysiology fellowship, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. Experience: Before joining MidState Medical Group in 2011, he had practiced at Cayuga Neurologic Services, Ithaca, N.Y.

David H. Okolica, M.D., F.A.C.S. Medical director, Bariatric Surgery Practice: As part of Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, he practices at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Center for Metabolic Health, 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington, 860-224-5433 Education: New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.; general surgery residency, Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was also a chief resident; minimally invasive surgery fellowship, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.; bariatric surgery fellowship, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. For the last three years, Dr. Okolica practiced bariatric and general surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

Car tax elimination proposal ‘dead in the water’ By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen Hangar 1 at Robertson Airport will have a new tenant and opportunity for revenue beginning in June. At its April 15 meeting, Town Council approved leasing the hangar to Interstate Aviation, which will pay $54,000 for one year and use the large, heated hangar to store jets. “There’s not a large jet population out there, but there is one,” said Aviation Commission Vice Chairman Richard Piotrowski. Piotrowski added that somewhere within a year, the commission will look into other options and see how revenue can be improved. Councilor Scott Saunders said the commission has been anticipating for a long time to bring the hangar “under the umbrella.” Council Chairwoman Kathy Pugliese also brought up items in the Connecticut Council of Small Towns that she thought may impact Plainville. Town Manager Robert E. Lee, also a board member for COST, gave a brief summary of the items to the council, including Gov.

Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to eliminate the car tax, which could take away an estimated $3 million from the town’s revenue. Lee said legislators have given assurance that Malloy’s proposal is pretty much “dead in the water” and other ways to address the car tax are being evaluated. Other items included the elimination of grants. “Lots of things are happening in Hartford that could have a significant impact on Plainville, both positive and negative,” Lee said. “It’s good to keep a finger on the pulse of Hartford,” Pugliese said. The council also approved Mystic Air Quality Consultants of Groton to evaluate 13 homes on Robert Street Ext. for hazardous materials before being demolished as part of the Hazardous Mitigation Grant Program. The homes are located on a flood plain and some were condemned after being flooded from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. “All homeowners would like to complete sale of homes during summer months assuming a new home can be moved into,” Lee said.

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Author coming to town

Library News The Plainville Public Library is located at 56 E. Main St.

Connecticut author Jennifer Lavoie, will discuss her young adult novel, “Andy Squared,” Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m. Lavoie lives in Connecticut and

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Artist’s work on display Paintings and paper cuttings by artist Manli Luo are on display through the end

of April. Manli attended Si Chuan Art Institute in ChongQing, graduating in 1983, and later studied interior design at Tong Ji University in Shanghai. She teaches Chinese brush painting and language and has written three books, as well as many articles about Chinese art culture and design.

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Plainville resident Fatima Kassim will show her collection of African candles through the end of April. “When I was a young girl, my mother, Lydia Cruz, had the opportunity to travel the world. She fell in love with Africa and Zimbabwe, Tananzia, and South Africa,” said Kassim. “She had a love for candles, and along her travels she acquired all different types from the cities she traveled to in Africa ... Hope you enjoy them as I do and that they put a little light in your life as they have mine.” The candles pictured come from Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, and Mombasa. There is also a picture from 1959 of Kassim’s mother in Mombasa, Kenya along with the King of the Mombasa tribe, and his family.

teaches at a middle school in Manchester. The novel is about Ryder Coltrane, who moves from Texas to a small New York town and meets Andy Morris. Andy’s world is spun upside down and all of his past relationships troubles begin to make sense after Ryder comes out to him. The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Open Wed.-Thurs.-Fri. 12-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-4

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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. Balloonists meet — The

Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Plainville Municipal Center. Information: Web site, email Knights of Columbus — The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 3544, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at 55 Whiting St. Information: call Malcolm Soucie at (860) 747-4039. Women’s forum - Central Connecticut Women’s Forum is an organization that provides professionals, unemployed and businesswomen with networking and resource opportunities. Members and guests come from many of the towns in and around central Con-

necticut, and will meet on Thursday, April 18, at Angelico’s, 542 E. Main St., New Britain. The format for this meeting is networking, dinner and a speaker. All women are encouraged to attend. Membership is free and guests are welcome. Reservations are required no walk-ins. There is a cost to attend which includes dinner, and begins at 5:30 p.m. Reservations required by Friday, April 12. Be sure to get a confirmation from the coordinator to attend with entree choice email to: or call Diane Becker at (860) 202-5081.



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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays, 7 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Tag sale - Our Lady of Mercy Church has scheduled a Tag Sale on Friday, April 19, 9 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, 9 to 6 p.m., in the Parish Hall, 19 S. Canal St. There is an admission fee for Friday only. Reserve tickets - The Plainville Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 105 th Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 23, with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m., at Nuchies Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. Family style dinner includes salad, pasta, chicken, pork, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, dessert with coffee and tea. Award winners are Employee of the Year, Sarah Kazimierczak, Farmington Bank; Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, Clive Lemasurier, Plainville Community Food Pantry; Busi-

ness Recognition Award, Pagliacci’s Restaurant. For tickets or to reserve a spot by Friday, April 19, call the chamber at (860) 747-6867.



Tag sale - Our Lady of Mercy Church has scheduled a Tag Sale on Saturday, April 20, 9 to 6 p.m., in the Parish Hall, 19 S. Canal St.



Pancake breakfast - The 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be hosted by Anna’s Rainmen Walk Team with the help of Girl Scout Troop No. 66544, Sunday, April 21, 8 to 11:30 a.m., at Capri Ristorante, 161 Woodford Ave., with children under five free. All proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. For information email Melissa Hidri, team captain at

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Franklin Lodge No. 14, A.F. & A. M., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except July and August, at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St. For information, call (860) 410-9112 or visit the lodge Web site at Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School band room. Information: call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022. Chamber dinner - The Plainville Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 105th Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 23, with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m., at Nuchies Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. Family style

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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.,

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Texas to a small New York town and meets Andy Morris. Andy’s world is spun upside down and all of his past relationships troubles begin to make sense after Ryder comes out to him. The event is free. Refreshments will be served afterwards.



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. 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 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. Frederica Chapter — Frederica Chapter No. 110, O.E.S., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St. Frederica Chapter does not meet in July or August. In March, November and December they only meet on the second Wednesday of the month. SNAP - End Hunger Connecticut! and AARP have


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The Plainville High School baseball team will host a golf tournament fundraiser Saturday, May 4 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington, 11 a.m. Entrance fee includes golf with cart, food and beverages on the course and dinner at the end of the day. For more information, contact (860) 3020016.

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The Plainville Choral Society presents, The Sound of Music, directed by Peter Peluso, Saturday, May 4, and Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, 7:30 p.m., at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Tickets can be purchased at Dancingly Yours, 125 East St.; Family Barber Shop, 122 East St.; Irene’s Culinary, 107 Central St., Forestville; JP Jewelers, 47 Whiting St.; Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St.; and Saint’s Restaurant, 1248 Queen St., Southington. For more information call (860) 747-5695 or visit

John Legato, volunteer coordinator for General Electric in Plainville, said there are about 250 employees at his branch, and they logged more than 3,800 hours of volunteer service last year. G.E. has been heavily involved with the Reading Partners

program for the past 15 years at Linden Street School, where volunteers come in and read to kids on their lunch break. “In the end, if you’re able to give back of yourself, you go back to work completely rejuvenated,” Legato said.


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ate about educating girls to pursue science and technology fields. While Vazquez was in school, she was drawn to the idea of “math and art,” but her guidance counselor convinced her that business courses were the best option unless she planned on going into the medical field. Years later, Vazquez roused up an education and got her degree. To this day, she is taken aback by how outnumbered women are by men in board rooms she walks into. “That has to change,” Vazquez said.

and technology fields. Volunteers are needed to attend weekly meetings to help students with whichever activity they’re preparing to enter. Additionally, LePage said, as a high school, the focus needs to be on 21st century skills. “It’s the right thing to do, and you can have students ready for a life that will fit them and a life they can be successful in after high school,” he said. Debra Vazquez of WISH, Inc., a PHS graduate, has been in the engineering field for 20 years. She is passion-




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Church of Our Saviour Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal Church, 115 W. Main St., Holy Communion Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon on Thursdays. There is church school and nursery care during the Sunday service and it is followed by coffee and refreshments in the Parish Hall. The Church hosts a free meal, “Food For Friends,” every Wednesday from 3 to 6

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following worship. United Methodist Women Sunday, April 28, 2 to 4 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive hosted at the church Friday, April 19, 1 to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to to make an appointment. Sunday Worship with Holy Communion, Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. “Women of Faith” lead worship, Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship Annual Mother’s Day Bake Auction, Sunday, May 12, follows worship United Methodist Women Retreat at PUMC, Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jolly Beggars Concert at PUMC, Sunday, May 26, 4 p.m.

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Breakfast An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is held on the second Sunday of every month, at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St., from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The choice of menu is juice, eggs, western eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, Texas French toast, bagels, doughnuts and coffee. Children younger than 6 are free. The public is welcome. The next breakfast will be May 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Food program The ongoing Food for Friends program is held at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., on Wednesdays, from 5 to 6 p.m. Approximately 50 dinners are prepared and served by various volunteers of the Plainville Council of Churches. Much of the food is provided by Foodshare and anyone is welcome to attend.

The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is having the annual Ham Dinner on Saturday, May 4. The dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and will feature home baked ham with fresh potatoes and vegetable, assorted breads and dessert. There will be a bake sale as well. There is a The Plainville Seventh-day ticket price to attend and Adventists Food Pantry is children 4 and under are open to anyone in need of food or clothing. To make an appointment, call (860) 7475867 or (860) 642-3912.

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Pequabuck River Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet on the south side of West Cemetery on Route 177 and follow the signs. Dress appropriately, boots and waders. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Plainville Conservation Commission and the town of Plainville.


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Cosmetology, 65 Whiting St., Monday to Saturday, May 6 to Continued from page 5 11 during regular business Body” will give a talk Thurs- hours; Hospital of Central day, April 25, 7 p.m. The book Connecticut, New Britain is about a real historical campus, 100 Grand St., Tuesevent that happened more day, May 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Gnazzo Food Center, 73 East than 100 years ago. The event is sponsored by St., Friday and Saturday, 10 the Friends of the Plainville a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Public Library, and is free. Tuesday to Thursday the Refreshments will be served. week before Mother’s Day. For more information call askmenowprograms@gmail. com. The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will sponsor a Michaela’s The Friends of the Garden Mothers’ Day plant Plainville Public Library is sale to benefit the Petit Fam- looking for children’s books ily Foundation and the li- in good condition for its onbrary. Plants are available in going book sales. Books for four-inch cow pots and will young adults are also needbe sold at the library, Gulf ed. Donations may be station, 181 New Britain dropped off at the library Ave., and Plainville School of during library hours.


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The Wheeler Regional Family YMCA will hold its annual Spin-A-Thon Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to noon. The event will include 28 or more teams of four which will ride for four hours to fund raise for their Livestrong program, which helps cancer survivors rebuild the strength lost during treatment. The YMCA is looking for sponsors from local businesses to help reach its goal of $20,000. To contribute, contact April Chevalier at (860) 793-9631; Pictured, from left: Will Kusek, Wheeler Regional Family YMCA’s Executive Director Bob Nenna, Associate Executive Director Sally Miller, and Wellness Director April Chevalier.

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Elizabeth Harding Norton Trust Chairman Frank Gagliardi, left, presents a ceremonial check to Frank Robinson Sr., president of the board of directors for PARC, Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities. Norton Trust has been supportive of PARC’s programs for many years. The recent donation will support scholarships and transportation to Camp Trumbull this summer.

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After completing a unit of study on Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands, Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School third graders visited the Pequot Museum, the largest tribal museum in the country. The interactive exhibits promoted an understanding of life as a Pequot. A highlight of the trip was a guided tour of a 16th century village. The “Through the Eyes of a Pequot Child” program demonstrated the importance of family and community. returned by Friday, May 3. The New Britain Symphony Board of Directors is accepting applications for the Helen Kilduff-Elizabeth Elia Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a New Britain, Berlin or Plainville high school senior who displays

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Children who will be five years old on or before Jan. 1, 2014, are eligible for kindergarten (full day program) in September. Contact one of the following elementary schools to obtain materials for kindergarten registration: Linden Street School: (860) 793-3270; Louis Toffolon School: (860) 793-3280; Frank T. Wheeler School: (860) 7933290.


St. Thomas Aquinas, New Britain, Class of 1963, 50th Reunion, Oct. 5, 2013. More information is available at www.aquinas1963.myevent.c om. Wilby High School, Waterbury, Class of 1958, is planning a 55th Reunion, Saturday, Sept. 7, at Amalfi’s Restaurant. For information call Marie at (203) 758-2591. New Britain High School, Class of 1977 is having a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 24. If interested e-mail contact information to

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Middle School of Plainville Honor Roll Rodriguez, Jean Luis; Rosado-Rivera, Daniela Nichole; Roy, Alisa Marie; Rupaka, Josie Elena; Salmon, JoAnna Desarae; Santos, Alexander; Siani, John Carl; Snyder, Ryan Thomas; Swift, Ashlyn Michele; Tomczyk, Sarah; Torres, Michael Luis; Wells, NiAsia Phyllis; West, Alyssa Megan GRADE 6 High Honors Beloin, Kara Rose; Bielawski, Olympia Tiffany; Boltromiejuk, Natalia; Borra, Avalon Grace; Buckley, Kayla Anne; Burnes, Matthew William; Callahan, Brady Joseph; Carmona, Ruthliann; Chambrello, Francesca Reed; Czerepuszko, Abigail Justyna; Davis, Tyler John; Demmons, Jason Stanley; DiTolla, Kayla Ann; Donahue, Callia; Donovan, Bailey Kathryn; Gnazzo, Benjamin Gehrig; Gray, Mor-

gan Kayla; Gregory, Cheyenne Amber; Hernandez, Alexander Nicholas; Kaminski, Olivia Krystyna; Kane, Andrew; Karal, Alec Victor; Kulak, Victoria Anna; LaMothe, Kaylee Lynn; Lozefski, Samantha Brianne; Marinelli, Jayson John; Matthews, Kelsey Jennifer; McGough, Abby Elaine; McNamara, Cole Richard; Mezquia, Rashell; Miller, Tyler Zachary; Millette, Riley Jason; Paradis, Deja Jendaya; Paradis, Samantha Alixandra; Parsons, Rachel Alison; Pecego, Dylan James; Raucci, James Anthony; Rodriguez, Ebelyn Denisse; Rogers, Morgan Olivia; Romano, Ashley Ann; Roy, Alyssa Michelle; Rund, Madeline Victoria; Sechrist, Caroline Catherine; Sileo, Kellie Marie; Soli, Sebastian Stanley; Spencer, MacKensie Lynn; Spencer, Sydni Rae; Susco, Marlee

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The Middle School of Plainville announced the second trimester honor roll: GRADE 6 General Honors Anusz, Natalie Anna; Borra, Avalon Grace; Boucher, Melanie Nicole; Cacchillo, Victoria Rose; Carmona, Ruthliann; Chapman, Brianna Lynn; Corriveau, Victoria Lynn; Cruz, Krystal Marie; Dashukewich, Mackenzie Linn; Erb, Matthew Joseph; Farina, Benjamin Dominic; Freyberg, Kevin; Garcia, Davin Ramon; Gyulgyulyan, Levon; Junkins, Shannon Elizabeth; Leider, Zoe Alena; Marinelli, Jayson John; Niziolek, Isabella Ashley; Oates, Jalen Anthony; Paradis, Deja Jendaya; Pearson, Erianna Elizabeth; Riback, Jason Earl; Rivera, Darius Michael; Robles, Sudgeyle;

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Grade 7 General Honors Barger, Hannah Emily; Bernier, Parker J.; Bloom, Trevor Michael; Brochu, Taegan Mark; Buckley, Bryan Richard; Burgess, Sierra Rae; Cavaliere, Taylor Ann; Clement, Nora Jane; Cruz, Litzy; Dube, Evan Michael; Hernandez, Shelsy Jozara; Hillburn, Jacob Robert; Hussey, Alana Estelle; Johnson, Andrew Wayne; Jusino, Andrew Peter; Kennedy, John

Francis; Lloyd, Robert Nesta; Lozefski, Isabel Lourdes; Ludko, Sarah Jessica; Marcos, Christian Leandro; Martin, Collin James; McDonald, Michelle A.; Newton, Jacob Steven; Pierscinski, Sara Elizabeth; Ranno, Gavin; Restelli, Audra Elizabeth; Rita, Wyatt Paul; Rodriguez, Marcos; Royce, Jessica Helen; Shukhratiy, Khilolakhon; Testa, Liana Nicole; Tuczapski, Kelly Marta; Vazquez, Ryan Alexis; Wesolowski, Desiree M.; Young, Tara Marie Grade 7 High Honors Arduini, Siana Rose; Bantz,


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DECA celebrates The Marketing Education and DECA Program will celebrate its 35th anniversary May 23, 6 to 8 p.m., at Plainville High School. Former students, Plainville DECA presidents and officers, parents, community members and staff are invited to join. The program will consist of light food and refreshments, video presentation, brief speeches, announcement of officers for FY 2013-14 and the introduction of the new marketing education teacher. Steve Slomski will retire at the end of the year and would enjoy spending an evening with his former students. To help plan the event or to RSVP, e-mail Slomski at

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Oakes, Tyler Brandon; Ortiz, Jose Louie; Osakowicz, Madison Christine; Pedrolini, Melaina Angelica; Petrisco, Audrey Marie; Pugliese, Isabella Marie; Quintero, Sarah Elizabeth; Radziszewski, Kamil Radoslaw; Rizzo, Tyler Vincent; Rocco, Alyssa Constance; Ryan, Robert Joseph; Samperi, Lorenzo Sebastian; Santos, Hayde Lizbeth; Sciaraffa, Olyvia Rose; Skarb, Bryan Kenneth; St. Pierre, Luc Michael; Szok, Dominika; Tsonga, Aminah; Valeri, Mark A.; Vongsamany, Tommy; Watson, Emma Elizabeth; Wells, Caleb J.; White, Isaiah; Williams, Realite Marie Grade 8 High Honors Abdelsame, Somer Sherif; Aivaz, Cameron Elyse; Bielawski, David Connor; Brochu, Erin Estelle; Christy, Jonathan Michael; Demmons, Jared John; Dinielli, Elizabeth

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Pleasant visit to ‘Mama Cluck’s’

To the editor: My husband and I visited ‘’Mama Cluck” Roberta Laloma and her beautiful pet hens on Bohemia Street and her beautiful “pet hens.” As we approached their yard, the hens all came running to greet us like a little welcome committee. It was a beautiful thing to see. As we were talking to Roberta, they continued to strut around us like they knew we were talking about them. We spent an hour there just enjoying and watching those pretty hens. They made little clucking

sounds as they strutted through the yard. This whole encounter brought back memories of when I was a little girl and my dad would mail-order little baby chicks in the spring time. He built a little coop and fenced part of our garden to give them space. We enjoyed feeding them and watching them grow. Six months later we were collecting fresh eggs for our family. We have five great-grandsons living here in Plainville and we are planning to introduce Roberta’s “pet house” to them soon. We know it’ll be quite an education for them. I would like to ask our Plainville Zoning Board to revise the statute in Plainville which would allow Roberta to keep her pet hens here in Plainville. We appreciate your effort to make such a change. Simone Paradis Plainville


Investment in Chromebooks a worthwhile one By Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching The Board of Education’s newly adopted Mission calls for our school district to “provide rigorous and enriching experiences that prepare Kitching each student for success in a changing global society.” As a bold and innovative first step toward that mission, the board has approved funding for a one-to-one Chromebook implementation for all students in grades 8 through 12, begin-

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Wednesday, May 1 Bicycle Friendly Community Committee, Municipal Center, 4 p.m. Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon. Monday, May 6 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

ning in the fall of 2013, as part of their annual Technology Replacement Plan. Chromebooks are laptops that run Google’s Chrome operating system and Chrome Web browser. Providing a total Web-based operating environment, all applications are downloaded from the Web, and although an Internet connection is needed, some applications may run offline as well. Chromebooks “boot up” in eight seconds and require minimal configuration. Because they only run Web applications, it makes the device easy to update and maintain. Chromebooks are also one of the most secure devices available, so no antivirus software is needed, and applications from word processing and spreadsheets to video editing are available online. With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, Connecticut is placing far more emphasis on the development of 21st century skills that will enable students to be successful in our rapidly changing global society. A generation ago, teachers could expect that classroom instruction would last students a lifetime. But

today’s rapid economic and social change require that schools prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented, and problems that we don’t yet know will emerge. While developing content knowledge and skills will always remain important in some disciplines, it has become increasingly more important in the 21st century that students develop the capacity to apply their knowledge from multiple disciplines to novel situations. Education today also requires that students develop ways of thinking that involve critical and creative approaches to problem-solving and decision-making. It requires collaboration and teamwork as well as strong communication skills including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. By providing students with the technological tools specifically designed to enable collaboration and tailoring our instruction to give students the skills to recognize the potential of new technologies while learning to avoid the pitfalls, See Chromebook, next page

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Anglers will work it out Saturday on Opening Day By Mike Roberts Special to The Citizen

Hey, gang, are you ready for another Opening Day of trout season in this area of Connecticut? I know I am. Opening Day always falls on the third Saturday in April, which will be April 20 this year — this coming Saturday to be exact — and it officially opens at 6 a.m. Not 5:55 a.m. but 6 a.m. The 6 a.m. opening time is always interesting on the bodies of water like the Quinnipiac River, as anglers look anxiously at their watches awaiting the 6 a.m. opener, and it is amazing how some watches differ from others. There should be plenty of trout for the Opening Day festivities, as the DEEP Inland Fisheries will have stocked over 378,000 trout into state waters. They have been at it since late February right into March of this year, even though this winter has been mighty troublesome weather-wise. Peter Aarrestad, Director of the DEEP Inland Fisheries Division, said, “Stock-

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we begin to level the playing field and allow every student the opportunities to become an active and engaged learner. Students will be able to locate information from multiple sources and in a variety of formats. They will build the skills necessary to interpret conflicting pieces of information, assess their value, and determine the reliability and validity of their sources. In the 21st century, literacy is more than just learning to read; it is about reading to learn and developing the capacity and motivation to identify, understand, interpret, synthesize, create, and communicate knowledge

ing nearly four-hundred thousand fish prior to Opening Day is monumental in good weather, but despite the challenges we faced, all bodies of water that have been scheduled for stocking will have been stocked.” Over 200 truckloads of trout were scheduled to be distributed throughout the state in preparation for Opening Day. They were released into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams. The following species and sizes were stocked: - 62,500 brook trout (10-11 inch) - 194,500 brown trout (10-11 inch) - 6,600 brown trout (12 inch) - 2,000 tiger trout (10-12 inch brook/brown hybrid) - 95,000 rainbow trout (1012 inch) - 15,000 rainbow trout (1214 inch) - 1,350 surplus broodstock (3-10 pound trout - all species) Anglers that might be looking for some pre-season catch-and-release trout fishing might look to any of the state’s 15 Trout Management

Areas. A couple of the more popular ones close to our area are the Farmington River, Mill River in Hamden and the Salmon River in East Hampton (above the covered bridge). In fact, the Salmon River gets a heavy stocking of trout in the fly-fishing area and you can fish it catch and release right up to the 6 a.m. Opening Day. The Quinnipiac River has

to a wide variety of audiences. Finally, success in the 21st century requires that our students become versatile and adaptive in the ways they view learning. Continuously learning in a rapidly changing world will enable our students to meet the future demands of college and career, as new jobs are created and old jobs are eliminated. For our students, innovation, collaboration, and the ability to communicate and share ideas and knowledge will be increasingly important. Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, contends that because technology has enabled us to act on our imaginations in ways that we have not been able to in the past, the most important global competi-

tion is no longer between countries or companies, but between ourselves and our imaginations. Providing the Chromebooks to students is an exciting initiative that requires careful thought and planning. In order to insure that our students use individual technological resources appropriately, the Plainville Board of Education will be implementing a policy that specifies Chromebooks only be used to access educational information and to promote learning activities at home and school. We will stress with our students that these technology resources are a privilege and the district will carefully monitor that students are using them appropriately. We also recog-

been stocked by the DEEP Inland Fisheries and will be stocked again prior to Opening Day by the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association. There will also be some tagged trout put into the Quinnipiac River. It is interesting to note that only two tagged trout were caught and reported last year. The stocked portion of the Quinnipiac River will open April

20 at 6 a.m. It should also be noted that the stocked portion of the Quinnipiac River is closed to trout fishing from the bridge on Cheshire Street downriver until 6 a.m. Opening Day. It seems that every year we have some anglers who like to misinterpret the regulations in the CT Angler’s Guide (which

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MS Awareness Day Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Sembor

From left, Lynette Coleman, State Rep. Tony Hwang, State Rep. Betty Boukus and Paul Wilson stop for a picture before speeches began at the 2013 MS Awareness Day at the state capitol. Whang, Representative for the 134th District for Fairfield and Trumbull, and Boukus, who serves Plainville and New Britain, spoke with Wilson about what needs exist for people living with the debilitating disease. Coleman, a resident of Middletown, is on staff at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter.

nize that many of our students also have their own devices with which they are familiar. This policy will also allow students to bring their own electronic devices such as laptops, Smartphones, Kindles, and Nooks to school, provided they follow the policy for the acceptable use of these devices. We will require parents and students to sign an agreement that outlines proper use. Students who do not comply with the policy and signed agreement may lose access privileges or face other disciplinary action. For replacement purposes, the Chromebooks will be treated as textbooks with the expectation that if the Chromebook is lost, damaged, or stolen, the student is responsible for the cost of

repairs or replacement. The administration is also working on a plan to offer an insurance arrangement for interested parents as a safeguard. Aligned with each of the Board of Education’s Strategic Plan goals, the Chromebook initiative will provide a strong foundation for developing the 21st century skills our students require for success in their future. With any initiative of this significance, there will certainly be a few bumps along the way. However, with the vision provided by our Board, extensive planning by the administration, and preparation for instruction from our teachers, our students will absolutely benefit from this distinct learning advantage.


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Celebration of Spring A stage program, Vasant Bahaar (Celebration of Spring), featuring folk and classical dances and music from India is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 6 p.m., at Plainville High School. There is a ticket price to attend. Proceeds will help projects for children, women and the disabled. For more information call (860) 233-5684, (203) 878-0845; or e-mail


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should now be available in Tackle Shops and at license vendor outlets). The Quinnipiac River is not a TMA that allows catch-and-release trout fishing year round. However, the entire Quinnipiac River above Cheshire Street is designated as a Wild Trout Management Area in Cheshire and all the way to Southington. As such, it is open to catch-and-release trout fishing only. Anglers must use barbless single hooks with flies or artificial lures only.


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Where will you be for Opening Day? Probably the number one spot in our area is Black Pond on the Meriden-Middlefield town line. Black Pond has a state boat launch area, but it is for boats, canoes and kayaks that are paddled or rowed or boats powered by electric trolling motors only. No gas-powered outboards are allowed on Black Pond at any time. Guaranteed you will find a hardy bunch of anglers that will camp out on the shoreline overnight to insure that they have their favorite fishing spot for the 6 a.m. open-

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen

After 17-year wait, the cicadas are coming By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen

They’re only an inch and a half long, and they haven’t been seen in these parts since 1996, but they’re about to emerge throughout the wooded areas of central Connecticut. The 17-year cicadas are expected to emerge from their hibernation in May, or when the ground temperature reaches 64 degrees. While they don’t pose a threat to humans, they can be harmful to young trees and orchards. Adult female cicadas are known to lay their eggs on pencil-size branches. The area around the eggs dries out, which can lead to twig breakage and death. Orchard owners and farmers are taking precautions this spring

and summer for their return. “We’re paying attention to the emergence this year,” said John Rogers, owner of Rogers Orchards in Southington. “We’re seeing how bad they are in the orchards and woodlands.” Rogers said he and his staff will keep a lookout for cicadas. If they become problematic, the orchard will use insecticide to reduce the damage they can cause to the

trees. “They lay their eggs in the apple and peach trees,” Rogers said. “They can cause a lot of damage, ruin branches. It’s a big concern when you try to grow a young orchard.” If the female cicadas lay eggs in the young tree branches, the branches can become disfigured, according to an article written by Chris Maier, an entomologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Maier has helped Rogers and other local farmers cope with the cicadas. Rogers Orchards hires a professional scout who assists with pest management. He’ll make a decision on what types of insecticides are to be used if a problem arises.

“We try to use as few insecticides as possible,” Rogers said. “We want to reduce the number of sprays we use.” Using less spray is better for the fruit and also saves the orchard money. Cicadas live underground for most of their lives. The nymphs develop by feeding on a fluid found in tree roots.

Read Across America Photo courtesy of Plainville Community Schools

The Middle School of Plainville held its annual Read Across America celebration Feb. 27. Library information teacher Joyce Lynch and library paraprofessional Marcia Prokop organized the celebration in which 241 students in grades six-eight participated as readers or listeners. MSP students are pictured with the cupcakes they created for the event.

Assistance for veterans

The Plainville Veterans Commission invites veterans to visit its facilities at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, to determine eligibility for assistance. The Commission meets every Monday evening in the employees lounge third floor of municipal center, 7 to 8 p.m. A review of the eligibility for financial assistance will be conducted. Bring discharge (DD214) or active duty documents which will enable the commission to determine eligibility. All information is maintained in strict confidentiality. A general information session is scheduled for the third week in January, to be held either at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., in the evening or the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., during the morning hours. Confirmation of times and dates are pending availability of facilities. For additional information, call the municipal center at (860) 793-0221 ext. 204 .


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Scientists believe that the fluid is not high in nutrition and may be the reason the cicadas take so long to develop, according to Maier. After 17 years, the cicadas come out of the ground as nymphs. They shed their exoskeletons

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Keep Public Notices Public DON’T LET CONNECTICUT OFFICIALS REMOVE YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW FROM THE NEWSPAPER. KEEP PUBLIC NOTICES IN YOUR NEWSPAPER! Pending legislation may remove your right to read public notices in newspapers, moving them from the public domain to government controlled web sites. We’re concerned. And you should be, too. Public notices are an important tool in assuring an informed citizenry. They have helped develop America into a participatory democracy for hundreds of years and where it counts the most: how your tax dollars are spent, how policy is made and how our futures are charted. They are located in easy-to-find sections of your newspaper. And they are fully accessible to everyone - unlike the internet, which is not accessible to everyone.

Less than 10% of the U.S. population views a local, state or federal government website daily, according to the May 2009 release of U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of Resident Population. This means more than nine out of ten people may never see a given notice. This compares dramatically to the fact that 83% of adults read a community newspaper every week, according to the National Newspaper Association. Furthermore, a public notice printed in the newspaper produces a permanent record. The internet does not, nor does it assure timeliness. And a newspaper is archived for years; not subject to computer crashes and hackers. Newspapers are easily verifiable, fully transparent and represent a secure third party who has nothing to gain from any notice.

Connecticut’s recent ethical lapses shed a glaring light on the full meaning of this problem. It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Every public notice, which runs in a Connecticut daily newspaper, is automatically uploaded to that newspaper’s web site and Newspapers are your watchdogs. Don’t let that role be changed now. Voice your opinion. To keep your notices in the newspaper, contact your local legislator to oppose Senate Bill #1112 - An Act Concerning the Publication of Legal Notices by Municipalities. Governor’s Office - 860.566.4840 Senate Democrats - 860.240.8600 House Democrats - 860.240.8500 Senate Republicans - 860.240.8800 House Republicans - 860.240.8700

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This year, for the first time, students at the Middle School of Plainville were able to join a VEX Robotics club. Technology Education instructor Kim Coyle, received a grant from the national Technology Student Association for $1,200, which provided funding for the robotic kit necessary to compete. Students met in Coyle’s room over several weeks to design, build and program their robot to complete a series of tasks on a predetermined playing field. Feb 18, nine MSP students compete in the CTEEA Southern New England Regional VEX Championship in Manchester. After six rounds of competition, the MSP team placed 24th out of 67 teams. March 28, the same local students took part in the annual TSA conference and VEX competition in Hebron. With a redesigned robot, the students competed against 24 middle and high school teams and placed 20th. “For the first time competing in these venues, the students did very well and took away an abundance of knowledge on engineering and design,” said Coyle. “I think we had a very successful first season.”


FISHING DERBY AT MIRROR LAKE 10 AM UNTIL 11:30 AM The derby is open to anyone age 15 and under. Children are encouraged to bring their own rods (a limited number of rods will be available for use). Live bait will be available.

Prizes will be given for heaviest fish & longest fish. All participants will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes at the conclusion of the Derby.

Police Blotter ton, third-degree robbery, second-degree threatening, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, 1:23 p.m. John Talleos, 50, 69 Broad St., second-degree failure to appear, 10:08 a.m. Nicholas A. Golden, 19, 45 Maple St., criminal violation of protective order, 11:20 a.m. March 21: Ninoshka MercadoPabon, 19, 290 Washington St., unit 4, New Britain, sixth-degree larceny, 4:01 p.m. March 22: Wilfredo V. Castro, 24, 28 Collier Ave., Bristol, operat-

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ing under suspension, drinking while driving, possession of marijuana, 7:44 p.m. Ernest Elliot, 52 Locust St., New Britain, possession of marijuana, 10:53 p.m. March 24: Sarah J. Ouellette, 18, 166 Dino Road, Bristol, sixth-degree larceny, 8:44 p.m. Veronica L. Bermeo-Garzon, 20, 31 Vivian Drive, Waterbury, fifth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny, 5:09 p.m. Suzanna A. Lim, 20, 466 Hawley Ave., Bridgeport, See Police, page 32

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Information provided by the Plainville Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. March 19: Ciza H. Palmieri, 46, 16 Whiting St., unit 25, seconddegree failure to appear, 9:49 a.m. Ciza H. Palmieri, 46, 16 Whiting St., unit 25, sixthdegree larceny, 9:32 a.m. March 20: Nicholas A. Golden, 19, 45 Maple St., two-counts of criminal violation of protective order, first degree of violation conditions of release, 11:12 p.m. Kimberlyn J. Demotses, 46, 18 Philip Drive, Hunting-

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The Plainville Seniors’ Bowling League meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, Mondays at 1 p.m. There is a cost to join, per person, per week, which includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this league. Bowling results for week April 8: Top Female Bowler for the Week: Mary Jane Dumais, 206; Nellie Talbot, 179 Top Male Bowler for the week: Carter Casida, 218; Sebby Bianca, 209 Ham Bone Club: Shirley

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the Coginchaug, make sure you bring enough with you because getting hung up in some of the brush along the river is almost a guarantee. The Quinnipiac River will bring out a healthy number of fishermen, especially after they see some of the trout that will be stocked by the QRWA prior to Opening Day. I will miss my old Opening Day buddy Joel Cooney, who recently passed away, but I know I will see his son Kyle and grandson Brayden that morning, right guys? The opening of the QGorge Trail has been a blessing for many fishermen as far as giving them greater access to many of the fishing holes that the Quinnipiac River has to offer. Fishermen in search of a trout dinner heavily travel the trail on Opening Day that runs from Red Bridge up to Carpenter’s Dam. The Quinnipiac River is a rather slow-moving river with some shallow rapids that the trout seem to like. Over the years, I have caught native brook trout and have also received reports of others catching these little, beautiful wild trout. I always return them to the Quinnipiac River because they remind me of

how far the Quinnipiac River has come thanks to the efforts of the good folks that head up the QRWA. A couple of our local tackle and bait shops that support the QRWA will also be open all night to serve the last-minute needs of area anglers. The Fishin’ Factory at 1426 Meriden-Waterbury Road in Milldale will be there for you every need all night Friday and into Saturday to make sure that you have the right bait and tackle. You can also purchase your fishing license at Fishin’ Factory (860) 6218145. Down in the Wallingford area, Charlie from Uncle B’s Bait & Tackle on Route 5 says that he will be open all night Friday and will have coffee and donuts as well as a large supply of tackle. This year Uncle B’s will also have fishing licenses available. They can be reached at (203) 294-1180. Hey, have a great Opening Day. See ya’ and God Bless America and watch over our troops wherever they may be. Mike Roberts’ outdoor columns are printed in the Record-Journal, Meriden.

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March 20, Plainville AARP Chapter 4146 was presented with a plague denoting 25 years of dedicated service. Accepting the award were present and past officers of the 4146 chapter, from left: Norm Ortner, Dom Ragaglia, Ann Krupinski, Jim Stuart, Helen Bergenty, Frank Macri and Sally Miller.

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ing of the 2013 trout season. Black Pond receives a healthy stocking of trout, some of them huge broodstock trout that have been stocked during the winter months. Black Pond has also been stocked with catfish and by now some of them should be getting pretty big. I would like to hear from anyone catching catfish out of Black Pond this year. Give me a call at (203) 634-3520. If you figure on using a car-top boat for fishing Black Pond, I recommend getting there early because it is usually pretty crowded for Opening Day. Are you taking some kids fishing and want a pretty good shot at filling a twotrout-per-angler limit? Why not try one of the DEEP trout parks like Wharton

Brook State Park right off Route 5 on the Wallingford/North Haven town line? Trout parks were originally intended for the young and older fishermen who might have a more difficult time getting around on some of our lakes, rivers and streams for their trout fishing. Be advised that trout parks allow a two-trout-perangler limit per day, per trout park. Do not fish somewhere else and say you catch three trout and want to complete your creel limit at Wharton Brook. If you have the three trout with you when you go to Wharton Brook and then catch two more you will be in violation of the trout park regulations and subject to getting a ticket. A ticket can result in loss of all of your outdoor privileges, including hunting and trapping.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013

They came, they saw, they conquered Photos by Matt Leidemer

The Central Valley Panthers cheerleaders competed in the East Coast Classic March 23 at the Providence Sports Complex in Rhode Island. CVP swept the awards, with all five teams placing first in their divisions: Destiny – Youth Prep Level 1; Fantasy – Junior Prep Level 2; Prodigy – Senior Level 2; Prima Donna – Junior Level 3; Intensity – Senior Level 4. Four of the teams, Destiny, Prodigy, Prima Donna, and Intensity, were named Level Champions as well. CVP, an all-star cheerleading program based in Plainville, will next compete at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I.


The Plainville Citizen Thursday, April 18, 2013


Mandeville: ‘We’ve gotta hang tough’ Defending champs entered week at 1-4 By Ken Lipshez The Plainville Citizen

The early season plight of the Plainville High baseball team and the general reaction a 1-4 record brings in a town where diamonds are everybody’s best friend signals that it’s time for a philosophical discussion about imposing our puritanical view of professional and major college athletics on young athletes. Yes, the Blue Devils are defending Class M champions, the eighth time in school history they’ve had the honor of coming into a season being able to say that. Yes, town pride in the baseball program abounds, as evidenced by the enthusiastic crowds at Alumni Field. Second-year coach Lou Mandeville, summoning his best effort to bring you another title, amassed a difficult slate of CCC crossover games at the start of the season. Waging battles with the likes of Conard, Southington and East Hartford provides the

young Devils a vibrant sample of the best the league has to offer. Learning lessons from tightly played games like the 4-0 defeat at Southington’s hand Saturday morning goes a lot further than pulverizing have-not teams in mercy-rule fashion. Mandeville is candid about the team’s play, admonishing where he thinks it’s necessary while gently lifting the fragile psyches of his young men where and when that approach is applicable. If the Yankees lose three out of four games, get out the whips and chains if you must because the theory is that throwing money at your problems can and should buy success. If the UConn men’s basketball team winds up on the short end in 75 percent of its games, the Husky brethren will be at their berating best even though they’re tearing down college kids. Let’s not impose these callous contemporary sports attitudes, honed by the 24/7 needs of television channels

Photo by Patrick Matthews

Plainville’s Shane Pugliese throws to Tyler Favreau during a game against Southington last week.

to fill their time and reckless internet mavens, on high school boys. Whether the 2013 season ends in success or shortcoming, Mandeville will have taken a step toward developing boys into men, and isn’t that what’s really important?

Mandeville has his finger on the pulse of the team and has plans to make adjustments. Ace Matt Thomas had Southington scoreless through five innings, but the pitching generally has been competitive. “I thought Matt pitched

great,” Mandeville said. “I thought he was a bulldog. I told him watching that outing on the mound we’re heading in the right direction. I love where today went with him on that mound. I thought he was a competitor, I thought he came to win a ballgame and I thought he came to beat a very good baseball team.” You can’t win if you don’t score. Plus, the Devils must plug the dike on the unearned runs that led to extra outs and big innings for St. Paul and Conard. “You’re playing baseball. It’s hard enough as it is to get 21 of them. Trying to get more than 21 makes it tough,” Mandeville said. “Our practices have been good and our

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Straight From the Lip

It’s good to be home By Ken Lipshez The Plainville Citizen

The generations fly by in what seems like a blink of the eye. Wasn’t it just a short time ago that I was shaking hands for the first time with a colorful character whose managing style I once equated Lipshez in print to the inimitable Casey Stengel? Former Plainville High baseball coach Rob Freimuth is entering his second year of retirement from the diamond, leaving a legacy of sharp baseball strategy and endearing friendships. At about the same time – circa

1992, I’d say – I met another type of coach equally effective as Freim. He seemed gruff. I was actually nervous about approaching him after games, particularly when he came up short against Plainville. But Leo Veleas, still proudly wearing the Berlin uniform in dugouts around central Connecticut, wasn’t what he appeared to be. He was more the Buck Showalter to Freimuth’s Stengel – very serious about the game and a sense of humor that you can recognize only after you get to know him. One day while covering a Berlin Legion game at Percival Field, Leo was running the scoreboard. I ambled up to the press box and the baseball gods intervened. If you love the game like I do, you can’t help but love the man. They won state championships,

they won Northwest Conference titles, they coached a grandstand full of local legends, many of whom spread their gospel to new generations. Northwest coach and former Berlin ace Cory Carlson comes to mind. So does Freimuth’s successor at Plainville, Lou Mandeville, who coached alongside Freimuth for years after playing for another Blue Devils legend, Ron Jones. Life goes on. The greats retire and we honor them. Others, like Veleas, continue on because there simply is no place he’d rather be than wearing the uniform and using the game to help turn boys into men. That brings me to something that is old and new – my byline on Plainville and Berlin sports stories. The old saying is you can’t go home again, but that obviously isn’t dyed

in the wool. I am home again, on the sidelines with scorebook in hand, charting the ups and downs of Veleas’ Redcoats and Mandeville’s Devils. I was away for awhile, but now I’m home, as the new sports editor of the Plainville and Berlin Citizen. Nick Carroll, your long-time sports editor, has a new position – assistant news editor of the Meriden RecordJournal weeklies – and we will be working hand-in-hand. Like Veleas, I’m not ready for the rocking chair. I always think about what happened when legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant retired. Within six months or so, he was dead. The mind must remain active for

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013

Softball team enjoying finest start in years By Ken Lipshez The Plainville Citizen

The Plainville High softball team dispatched its first four foes and heads into the meat of the schedule with its depth about to be tested. Pitcher Jacqui Wuchert, coming off consecutive shutouts against Farmington and Bulkeley, took a line drive off her ankle. Catcher Alexis Ruscito is in the process of having a knee injury evaluated. But head coach Jen Micowski, enjoying her best start since Plainville went 20-2 her first season (2006-07), ac-

centuates the positive. “I told the kids that if we shuffle the lineup and come out on top, it will be good in the long run to have that kind of flexibility,” she said. “I think it will reward us in the long run.” Starting shortstop Rachel Lancaster becomes the pitcher with sophomore utility player Nicole Basile sliding in at short. First baseman Cheyenne Dalke moves behind the plate with another sophomore Rebecca Crawford getting her chance to start at first. The Lady Devils laced Farming-

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Above, Plainville Girls Travel Basketball teams turned in good work this winter. The fifth-sixth grade squad is pictured. At right, Plainville High School softball player Alexis Ruscito had a busy offseason playing with the CT Titans 18U travel team. Feb. 8-10 at a tournament at The Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensberry, NY, the Titans won four of six. Ruscito, a catcher, turned in stellar defensive play and displayed power at the plate.

ton, 5-0, with Wuchert tossing a four-hitter and striking out five on April 8. “She throws strikes and takes advantage of good infield defense,” Micowski said. “She’s not overpowering but makes a lot of girls ground out. She mixes in offspeed pitches to keep the hitters off-balance.” Katy Dressel’s two-run double during the Lady Devils’ seven-hit explosion in the third inning was the big blow. Plainville had little difficulty two days later in recording its first CCC South win, 18-0

over Bulkeley. Dalke had two triples early in the game to set the tone. “It’s nice to have the kids’ confidence going and the excitement growing,” Micowski said. “We have some good energy going right now.” After a final CCC crossover game against Manchester, the Devils host a Maloney team Thursday that is bonding in Florida. The Spartans, coached by Micowski’s former high school assistant coach at Southington in Ron Piazza, didn’t allow a run in its first four games.

pened and look forward. Being able to navigate those waContinued from page 29 ters is a key factor that separates great from good and attitude’s been great. As you good from average. can see, we came out to win “I thought overall we [Saturday].” played good defense,” ManGood pitching leads even deville said. “What happens the best hitters into bad is when something doesn’t go habits. Dealing with the game’s mental side can be ex- well for us, we’re waiting for the next thing not to go well. asperating because the even the very best hitters fail 65 to I told them you have to keep going forward. You have to 70 percent of the time. “We’re not even giving our- look through the windshield selves a chance,” Mandeville and not the rearview mirror. said. “We’re not putting pres- Focus on the next situation in the game.” sure on the defense. Luck plays a big part in “[Southington starter Joe] the game and the only luck Rivera’s a good pitcher. He the Devils have had is bad threw really, really well, but luck. Southington’s big hit you know what? That’s what was a thumb’s length away you want, and you’ve got to from sticking in the glove of make adjustments. You can’t be the same hitter every time center fielder Chad Welz. Another key hit was a ruptured up. You’ve got shorten your swing and use the whole field duck that fell between the to put the ball in play. We did- pitcher’s mound and second base for an infield hit. n’t do that.” “We haven’t had much The best ballplayers have luck and we need a little of the mental strength to cast aside what’s already hapthat,” Mandeville said. “You


‘Coats prevail Photo by Patrick Matthews

Austin Forauer fired a 38 as the Berlin High boys golf team turned back Plainville, 166205, on a cool, breezy afternoon at Timberlin Golf Course April 11. “This was a good win for us. We beat a team that was playing well and with confidence,” coach John Line said. “We needed a test and we passed. I’m sure [Plainville coach Steve Guerriero] and his players are disappointed, but they will be ready for us when we visit Tunxis (May 7).” Pictured: Plainville’s Mike Costantini rolls a putt at Timberlin.

can’t fault the effort. The effort’s there. When things are going bad, you can really see the character, what people are really made of. We’ve gotta hang tough.” Things will get better. The wins will come. Mandeville won’t be rousted on any Jim Rome segments nor will he be the butt of jokes in the irreverent and irrelevant world of sports talk radio. Everybody, beginning with his impressionable young athletes, has to remain positive, and so do the fans. “The easiest thing to do is jump off the ship,” Mandeville said. “The rats are always the first ones to go and we don’t have any rats on this team. We’re going to keep fighting. “Plainville fights to the end. I don’t care what’s going on around here, we’re gonna keep playing. Sound like the kind of guy you’d want influencing your kids. You betcha.


Thursday, April 18, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen

A swimming success

Photos by Patrick Matthews

More scenes from the Dolphinettes’ performance at PHS. Bottom left: Deena Voitkevics and Ella-Jane Lacasse. Top left: Allie Chambrello, Ellie-May Lacasse and Madison Albright. Right: Leah Pinette, a member of the USA Synchronized Swimming National Team from 2004 2012.

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Rick Hanbury. I can’t wait to spin yarns with the likes of former BHS athletic director and new/old wrestling coach Jim Day, and PHS athletic director John Zadnik, who ought to have a statue somewhere for all he’s done for scholastic athletics. But more than all that, writing and helping studentathletes move from teenage naiveté to the real world of gun control, political corruption and the absurdity of college sports is also a deepseated passion.

The most important thing to remember is that this sports section is yours, not mine. I can’t be in Berlin, Plainville and relaxing on my deck all at the same time. I need to know what’s going on with your studentathletes, stories that only athletic directors, coaches, parents and neighbors can tell. E-mail your thoughts and ideas —, It wouldn’t be right to tell

you every email note blossoms into a story. Those who have read my work in local dailies since those glory days of Freimuth vs. Veleas on the diamond and Al Pelligrinelli vs. Wayne Zalaski on the gridiron know that rumors have to be researched and opinions must be attributed. It’s up to me to use my 25 years of expertise to weed out what I think most folks want to read. I’m hoping you’ll trust me. Glad to be back. See you around.


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ders of lacrosse. We have two great softball coaches in Jason Pires of Berlin and Plainville’s Jen Micowski, a dear friend since she was blowing away the competition for Southington High volleyball, basketball and softball teams. I’ve reconnected with the likes of venerable PHS coaches Steve Guerriero (boys golf) and Chuck Radda (girls tennis) this spring. Also the incomparable Berlin boys tennis coach Rex Smith and track coach


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013

Q & A with Ruth Hummel

Ruth Hummel has been sharing her words of wisdom through her column in The Plainville Citizen for more than 10 years. She is also the founder of the Plainville Historical Society and is known as the Town Historian. In 2007, her first book “The Farmington Canal in Plainville, CT” was published, based on the canal which operated from 1828 to 1848 and ran from Northampton, MA to New Haven. But there is more to Ms. Hummel than what you read. Behind the pen and paper lies a woman with great experience, a passion for adventure and unbreakable spirit. She will celebrate her 83rd birthday this Memorial Day and says her journey is far from over. Q: Did you always want to be a writer? Oh yes, even as a young girl I always wrote little stories to make my mother laugh. My mother used to write poetry, which was pretty unique for a farm wife at the time. She was very good.

Q: Do you have a special technique for writing? People will be surprised to hear that I don’t type. All my words flow out from my pen. I don’t have any type of electronics in my house, other than my TV and my microwave. Q: You also do the illustrations for your columndid you have any formal art training? Not really, when I was younger I would always fiddle with a pencil and paper, though I did take watercolor class, which I really enjoyed. Now, I doodle for my column and paint things I see in town, but it’s all in fun, I don’t pretend to be a professional, I just enjoy it. Q: In addition to The Citizen, you’ve written for the Plainville News and New Britain Herald. Did you have another profession before you got into newspaper writing? I was a floral designer for most of my life, nearly 50 years. I studied with my father and worked in his flower business, which he took over from his mother.

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ber of the Aviation Commission at the airport. I have no fear of heights, I have been up in hot air balloons, helicopters, you name it. I’ll go up in a helicopter whenever I get the opportunity. I love to get photographs of the town or whatever catches my eye. Q: How would you best describe yourself ? Busy, engaged, active, and funny. Most of all, someone who is loving life. I am thankful every day to get up and live. You must make the most out of life, you only get one. *** A special thank you to Ruth for letting us into her world. We look forward to reading more from her in the years to come. -Erin K. Butler


of knowing if this year’s emergence will be less or more than the one that occurred in 1996. “We don’t expect to see a big difference,” he said. Cicadas are mostly in the forests but do disperse to orchards often, he said. They’ll be active on warm days. Males will sing from sunrise until late afternoon. If someone takes a hike in Hubbard Park or Sleeping

Giant State Park in Hamden on a nice day in June, there’s an “excellent chance” he will hear the cicadas, Maier said. By early July, the humming will be over. The exoskeletons of cicadas and the dead bodies of adults will be all that’s left. In late summer, nymphs will hatch from the eggs and burrow into the ground, to stay there for another 17 years.

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degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, 11:04 p.m. Michael W. Barracliff, 47, 99 Dawn Lane, Southington, sixth-degree larceny, 4:59 p.m. Sergio Juarez, 25, 12 W. Main St., unit 9, disorderly conduct, 3:26 p.m. March 27: Tina M. St. Pierre, 41, 23 Highland St., unit 1, Bristol, illegal possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, 11:20 p.m. Michael Stevens, 22, 915 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, operating under suspension, 8:08 p.m.

Continued from page 23 about five times before becoming adults. This takes about a week. Once male cicadas reach adulthood, they are ready to mate. Their mating songs, or hums, create a significant amount of noise. After mating, females can deposit their eggs onto tree branches. Maier said there is no way

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LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library Auditorium, 56 East Main Street, Plainville, CT, to consider the following items: Zoning regulation text amendments for the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission as follows: 1) Sec 4.12 - outdoor wood burning furnaces; 2) Sec. 4.05 - fences; 3) Sec. 1.02.B.1 and 1.04.A.I home occupations; 4) Sec. 1.04.A - accessory apartments; 5) Sec. 2.04.C residential/commercial mixed use; 6) Sec. 1.02.B and 1.04H - commercial vehicle storage; 7) Sec. 1.03.B attached garages.


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The Town of Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, The files are available for Plainville, CT to consider public inspection at the the following item: Department of Technical Services in the Plainville Zoning Regulation Change Municipal Center. In addi- - Roberta Lalama of 37 tion, you may access this Bohemia Street requesting information at www.plainvil- revision of Section 1.04.E Navigate to Plan- (Farming) of the Zoning ning and Zoning Commis- Regulations to reduce the sion's page and click on required lot size for the "News" to view each pro- keeping of hens. posed amendment. The files are available for At this hearing, interested public inspection at the persons may appear and be Department of Technical heard, and written commu- Services and the Town nications may be received. Clerk in the Plainville Municipal Center. Any person requiring special assistance in order to At this hearing, interested attend and/or participate in persons may appear and be this public hearing may call heard, and written commuthe Department of Technical nications may be received. Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, April Any person requiring special assistance in order to 5, 2013. attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call Respectfully submitted, the Department of Technical David Thompson, Secretary Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, April Planning and Zoning 19, 2013. Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 21st day of March, 2013


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE BUDGET TOWN MEETING APRIL 30, 2013


THE LEGAL VOTERS OF THE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE and such owners of property as are permitted by law to vote at Town Meeting are hereby duly warned and given notice that the annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday April 30, 2013 between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Plainville Fire House, 77 West Main Street solely for the purpose of voting on the General Government Budget and the Board of Education Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 as proposed by the Town Council and published in a legal notice on April 18, 2013. In accordance with the Charter of the Town of Plainville, should the Town Meeting fail to adopt either budgets at the first so called on the Last Tuesday in April, the Town Meeting shall be adjourned to the Second Tuesday in May and subsequently adopted, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VII Section 6 of said Charter. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 18th day of April, 2013. Carol A. Skultety, Town Clerk & Clerk of the Town Council

Actual 2012 - 2013 Expended Spent To General Government (cont) 2011-2012 Budgeted Date Estimated Insurance 482,008 497,605 364,200 General Admin Services 75,988 82,190 31,388 Economic Development 39,361 42,983 29,906 Total General Government 1,965,953 1,969,914 1,355,307

Public Safety

Police Canine Control EMS PLAINVILLE TOWN COUNCIL BUDGET MESSAGE FOR FY 2014 Fire To the Citizens of Plainville: Civil Preparedness The Plainville Town Council proposes a budget of $21,251,222 for the Town General Government and $33,393,538 for Total Public Safety the Board of Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Expenditures are summarized as follows:


Town General Government Debt Service Capital Projects Subtotal Town Gen Govt Board of Education Subtotal BOE Total Proposed Expenditures

Appropriated FY 2013

Council Approved FY 2014

$15,534,464 4,591,333 800,000 $20,925,797 33,067,104 33,067,104 $53,992,901

$15,835,503 4,615,719 800,000 21,251,222 33,393,538 33,393,538 $54,644,760

Proposed Budget Increase/(Decrease) $301,039 24,386 325,425 326,434 326,434 $651,859

1.94% .53% 0.00% 1.56% 0.99% 0.99% 1.21%

The budget totals $54,644,760. This is an increase of $651,859 or 1.21%. If adopted as presented, the mill rate is estimated to be 31.38 or 0.49 mills higher than the current mill rate of 30.89, assuming revenues as currently estimated remain the same. PLAINVILLE TOWN COUNCIL Katherine Pugliese - Chairperson Scott Saunders - Vice Chairperson Daniel Hurley Lee Toffey

Rick Drezek Christopher Wazorko Quinn Christopher

ESTIMATED REVENUE Received FY 2012 $40,212,762 230,330 247,773 18,149 12,173,970 427,663 294,655 $53,605,302

Property Taxes Licenses & Permits Fines & Fees Use of Money Intergovernmental Revenue Other Revenues Sundry & Transfers In Total Estimated Revenue

Budget FY 2013 $41,433,066 174,750 221,400 25,500 11,607,385 237,000 293,800 $53,992,901

Estimated Budget FY 2013 FY 2014 $40,680,500 $42,060,825 190,450 176,450 231,752 226,450 25,800 25,500 11,657,836 11,507,473 500,833 324,000 293,800 324,062 $53,580,971 $54,644,760

2013 - 2014 GENERAL GOVERNMENT CAPITAL BUDGET Manager Recommended $735,000 65,000 $800,000

Capital Budget General Government Board of Education Total Capital Budget

General Government

2012 - 2013 Spent To Budgeted Date Estimated

Town Council P&Z Commission

$105,956 4,442

$58,262 4,000

ZBA Inland/Wetlands Comm BOAA Town Historian Conservation Commission Veteran's Council Recycling Committee Probate Court Town Manager Human Resources Elections Town Attorney Town Treasurer Finance Assessments Revenue Collection Town Clerk Data Processing

3,700 1,089 2,054 16,010 2,899 3,762 283 4,000 179,811 72,040 47,996 127,894 5,087 155,241 180,964 114,627 175,068 165,673

3,700 2,295 2,020 16,630 2,900 4,605 750 7,461 187,663 73,491 53,125 121,840 5,189 155,550 184,300 116,760 179,260 167,335

53,264 1,524 1,915 556 351 11,299 1,748 2,303 312 7,460 129,636 47,105 44,953 58,958 3,459 113,444 127,198 83,342 126,896 114,090

$58,262 3,200 3,700 1,500 2,620 16,630 2,900 4,605 750 7,460 187,663 73,280 57,315 119,340 5,189 172,322 184,300 118,404 179,382 167,335

2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved $59,262 3,600 3,700 2,000 2,020 16,960 2,900 4,698 750 7,681 195,094 74,952 60,229 124,180 5,293 173,710 192,000 119,427 182,809 165,548

$59,262 3,600 3,400 2,000 2,020 17,000 2,900 4,698 750 7,681 195,150 74,970 60,275 124,180 5,300 173,710 192,618 119,946 182,816 165,550

$59,262 3,600 3,400 2,000 2,020 . 17,000 2,900 4,698 . 750 7,681 . 195,150 . 74,970 . 60,275 . 124,180 . 5,300 . 173,710 192,618 . 119,946 . 182,816 165,550

2012 - 2013 Spent To Budgeted Date Estimated

3,365,294 3,393,396 2,528,139 70,575 76,613 50,331 10,860 11,813 11,812 309,519 335,666 178,773 15,987 16,310 11,310 3,772,235 3,833,798 2,780,365 Actual Expended 2011-2012

3,382,439 70,575 11,812 333,456 16,310 3,814,592

2012 - 2013 Spent To Budgeted Date Estimated

521,355 82,520 43,983 2,044,671

3,485,861 78,735 12,905 335,938 16,636 3,930,075

Actual 2012 - 2013 Expended Spent To Health & Human Services 2011 -2012 Budgeted Date Estimated

Dept Request

Civic & Cultural

Actual Expended 2011-2012 135,091 135,091

119,637 51,360 1,199,943 238,490 24,775 106,265 1,740,470

2012 - 2013 Spent To Budgeted Date Estimated 139,915 139,915

93,657 93,657

139,915 139,915

521,355 82,520 43,590 2,045,291

3,486,326 79,400 12,905 335,940 16,650 3,931,221

3,486,326 . 75,900 12,905 335,940 16,650 3,927,721

2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved 103,646 817,181 921,667 1,598,511 133,260 69,768 151,352 70,525 78,840 64,521 51,237 4,060,508

Health & Sanitation 135,751 119,637 89,728 Health & Welfare 24,484 51,360 32,895 Solid Waste 1,141,480 1,194,365 1,012,682 Senior Center 231,307 238,540 166,877 Social Services 23,941 25,255 16,524 Youth Services 103,490 106,265 73,094 Total Health & Human Serv 1,660,453 1,735,422 1,391,800

521,355 82,520 43,590 2,045,291

2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved

101,626 797,582 905,997 1,587,799 133,240 69,680 141,130 69,135 76,565 63,700 49,974 3,996,428

Physical Services Admin 98,486 101,626 70,386 Roadways 1,069,417 797,582 715,761 Buildings & Grounds 886,810 905,997 641,862 Municipal Bldg Maint 1,538,047 1,579,984 837,561 Motor Vehicle & Equip 131,229 133,260 124,775 Transfer Station 68,267 69,680 47,239 Technical Services Admin 151,241 154,100 91,084 Engineering 67,393 69,110 46,711 Building Inspector 75,214 76,525 49,861 Fire Marshal 63,372 62,905 42,857 Planning 48,088 50,117 34,239 Total Public Works 4,197,564 4,000,886 2,702,336

Recreation Total Civic & Cultural

Council Approved $735,000 65,000 $800,000


Public Works

Actual Expended 2011-2012

498,390 81,840 42,813 1,989,200

2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved

119,678 51,360 1,195,144 242,582 25,275 108,368 1,742,407

104,350 819,238 927,077 1,598,511 133,260 69,850 145,950 70,500 79,065 64,500 51,250 4,063,551

104,350 819,238 927,077 1,598,511 133,260 69,850 145,950 70,500 79,065 . 64,500 51,250 . 4,063,551

2013 - 2014 Manager Council Request Approved 119,678 51,360 1,184,150 242,611 24,850 108,400 1,731,049

119,678 51,360 1,184,150 242,611 24,850 108,400 1,731,049

2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved 142,403 142,403

142,360 142,360

142,360 142,360

Actual Expended Employee Fringe Benefits 2011-2012

2012 - 2013 Spent To Budgeted Date Estimated

2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved

Fringe Benefits


3,092,000 2,179,992 3,066,100

3,152,410 3,152,410 3,152,410


Actual Expended 2011-2012

2012- 2013 Spent To Budgeted Date Estimated

2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved

Unclassified Xfers out - Other Funds

29,984 688,813

30,000 732,529

9,094 547,358

46,667 732,529

Total Sundry





Subtotal Gen Gov't Budget 15,216,093 15,534,464 11,059,909 15,525,901

Debt Service

Actual Expended 2011-2012

2012 - 2013 Spent To Budgeted Date Estimated

Debt Service 5,173,932 4,591,333 3,321,589 Subtotal Debt Serv Budget 5,173,932 4,591,333 3,321,589


Actual Expended 2011-2012

4,581,333 4,581,333

2012 - 2013 Spent To Budgeted Date Estimated

Xfers out - Capital Fund 54,634 800,000 614,000 814,000 Subtotal Capital Budget 54,634 800,000 614,000 814,000 Total Gen Gov’t Budget 20,444,659 20,925,797 14,995,498 20,921,234

30,000 744,342

30,000 743,121

30,000 743,121




15,846,816 15,839,003 15,835,503 2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved 4,615,719 4,615,719

4,615,719 4,615,719

4,615,719 4,615,719

2013 - 2014 Dept Manager Council Request Request Approved 800,000 800,000 800,000 . 800,000 800,000 800,000 . 21,262,535 21,254,722 21,251,222 2013 - 2014 Manager Council Request Approved

Board of Education

Actual 2012 - 2013 Expended Spent To 2011-2012 Budgeted Date


32,576,771 33,067,104 19,658,099 32,987,954

33,858,848 33,393,538 33,393,538

Total BOE Budget

32,576,771 33,067,104 19,658,099 32,987,954

33,858,848 33,393,538 33,393,538

Total Town Budget

$53,021,430 $53,992,901 $34,653,597 $53,909,188 $55,121,383 $54,648,260 $54,644,760


Dept Request


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Town of Plainville, Connecticut Proposed General Government & BOE Expenditure Budget Function Summary - Fiscal Year 2013 - 2014 As of March 10, 2013 2011 - 2012 Actual Expended

Town Budgets

2012 - 2013


Spent to Date

2013 - 2014


Dept Request

Manager Request

Council Approved

Function General Govt

Personnel Employee Benefits Supplies Other Services & Charges Insurance Energy & Utility Capital Outlay Xfers Out - Other Funds Subtotal General Gov

Council App Inc/(Dec) $ % Total Gen Gov't Bud

$6,652,144 $6,767,018 $4,836,882 $6,754,641 2,766,000 3,092,000 2,179,992 3,066,100 300,498 404,891 401,108 387,099 2,765,055 2,465,311 2,011,825 2,490,208 349,900 483,305 484,090 467,708 817,230 1,579,375 1,456,659 1,571,560 16,224 17,850 17,850 32,615 547,358 732,529 732,529 688,813

$6,913,561 $6,922,336 $6,922,336 $155,318 60,410 3,152,410 3,152,410 3,152,410 414,178 9,287 414,178 413,975 25,079 2,505,960 2,490,390 2,490,390 507,055 23,750 507,055 507,055 17,303 1,588,863 1,588,863 1,588,863 17,150 (700) 20,650 20,650 743,121 10,592 743,121 744,342

2.30% 1.95% 2.29% 1.02% 4.91% 1.10% -3.92% 1.45%

15,216,093 15,534,464

15,846,816 15,839,003 15,835,503


11,059,909 15,525,901


Debt Service Debt Service





3,321,589 4,581,333












Interfund Xfers Out Xfers Out - Capital Total Gen Gov't Bud


20,444,659 20,925,797 14,995,498 20,921,234

21,262,535 21,254,722 21,251,222



Board of Education Salaries 20,374,855 21,026,402 10,747,923 20,963,369 Employee Benefits 5,349,500 5,231,845 2,316,576 5,228,160 Purchased Professional Serv 444,468 247,770 99,936 212,758 Purchased Property Serv 587,852 623,941 464,249 588,234 Other Purchased Serv 1,571,301 1,640,207 1,594,017 1,640,207 Other Purchased Serv - Ins 217,199 196,408 178,941 216,744 Other Purchased Serv - Tuition 2,492,330 1,860,815 2,434,767 1,930,257 Supplies 1,851,624 2,150,042 1,779,124 2,103,253 Property 41,840 107,870 12,724 41,840 Dues & Fees 63,132 66,497 29,842 63,132 Total BOE Total Town Budgets

33,078,794 33,067,104 19,658,099


21,598,420 5,255,890 342,847 613,874 1,605,673 232,127 1,692,687 2,139,957 312,801 64,572

21,579,710 21,579,710 553,308 2.63% 5,180,890 5,180,890 (50,955) -0.97% 289,247 289,247 41,477 16.74% 613,874 613,874 26,022 4.43% 1,605,673 1,605,673 (34,534) -2.11% 232,127 232,127 14,928 6.87% 1,692,687 1,692,687 -9.04% 2,071,957 2,071,957 (168,128) -3.63% 62,801 62,801 (78,085) 50.10% 20,961 2.28% 64,572 64,572

33,858,848 33,393,538 33,393,538


326,434 0.99%

$53,523,453 $53,992,901 $34,653,597 $53,909,188 $55,121,383 $54,648,260 $54,644,760 $651,859 1.21%


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LANDSCAPING E-Z WAY LAWN CARE. Spring Clean Ups. Walkways, Patios, Retaining Walls, mowing, dethatch, aerate. Comm/ Resid. #0615434. 203-927-2681 SPRING Clean Ups Mowing, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

LAWN & GARDEN SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing: Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, You decide! Please Call (203) 630-2152. J&J Lawn Services- Res & Comm. Lawn cutting. Weekly/bi-weekly svs. Neighborhood discounts given. Shrub clipping & flower bed maint. Owner operated. Fully ins. Call John 203-376-6764 ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

MASONRY JIMMY’S MASONRY Stone Walls, Steps, Patios, Chimneys- all types. 27 yrs exp. Licensed, Ins’d. Call for free est. 860-274-4893 CT Reg# 604498 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544 JIMMY’S Masonry - Stone Walls, Steps, Walkways, Patios, Chimneys. All types masonry work. 28 yrs exp. Lic., Ins’d. Free estimate. 860-274-4893 CT Reg# 604498 MNA SERVICES MASONRY and CHIMNEY work. Repair, relining & construction. Waterproofing. Inspections. Lic. & Insured. FREE estimates, SENIOR DISC. 203 714-7143 or203 600-9439. NAUGATUCK CT



PAINTING R US. House Painting/ Int. Painting. Family Run since 1949. Custom Wall Designs. Call 203-427-7259 HIC #635370

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions





FWD, 4 Door Sedan, Automatic. $4,988 Stock# 3168A

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1 888 207-3682 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2012

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


ROOFS R US LLC. All types Roofing, Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. Decks, Gutters, & Additions Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370 CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Quality products, prompt service, & excellent installation at fair prices. Roofing, Siding, Decks, Paint, Home Repairs & Remodels. Lic & Ins HIC #0631419 Credit Cards Accepted Call (203) 631-2991

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MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203-909-1099



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PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, Established, Reliable Craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

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OLDS 88 1985. Selling for best offer! Call for appointment 203-269-9433

FORD TAURUS LX 2001 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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Cars Starting At $199 Down

FWD, Automatic $10,988 Stock#1323

24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Ask for Darrell

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

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

C&M CONSTRUCTION *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality- Kitchens/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

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

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

Low Mileage, Remainder of Full Factory Warranties. Stock# SL129 $19,990 Call Mike Russo Used Car Specialist


POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad.


AUDI Station Wagon, 1998, needs transmission, has 4 brand new tires, $1200 or best offer. Call 203-239-6612 or 203214-7655 HONDA Accord Coupe 2001 AT, Super Clean. $4,250 NISSAN ALTIMA 1999 AT, Air, Clean $1,950. Call (203) 213-1142 MERCURY Sable 1998, dark green, runs good. $1000 or BO. Call (203) 935-7060

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008

PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

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HYUNDAI SONATA 2007 Stock# 18678 $9,750 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w . ri c h a rd c he v y . c o m


TOYOTA Camry 1999, very good condition, 4 dr sedan, tan, asking $3500. Call (203) 272-9623 between 1pm-7pm

HONDA CIVIC 2004 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

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Need an Automobile? We have a huge variety of new and used cars and trucks! Please call Ryan Montalvo at (203) 250-5949.


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


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

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1 888 207-3682 Ask For Darrell HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2006 Stock# 4014A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 18, 2013 TRUCKS & VANS

TRUCKS & VANS 1998 Dodge Quad Cab 4x4 with Tahoe Cover. 136,000 miles, Asking $3,200 Call 203-640-3801


CHEVY CAVALIER 200 $2,788 4 Cylinder. Automatic. 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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

DODGE RAM 3500 1999 Cummings 6 cyl Turbodiesel. 5 speed. 4WD. Hi-Lo range. HD-PKG. 12000 GVW. Iroquois H.D. Dump Body. 5 Ton Hoist. Trailer hitch. Fisher 9’ electric hydraulic 4-way mini mount snowplow. 125,000 miles. Well maintained. 2011 Full Body Restoration -Fenders, cabcorners, rocker panels, new $12,750 paint.

CHEVY TAHOE LTZ 2011 4 WD, Automatic $45,988 Stock#1283

INTERNATIONAL 4900 Diesel 1990 16’ Dump Body. Trailer Hitch. 12 ton hoist. 5 Spd. 2 speed axle. Air brakes. Large behind-cab mechanic boxes. very solid, professionally $7,500 maintained.

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


JUNK VEHICLES Dead or Alive. Paying Cash Fast, Free Pick Up

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.


2003 POP-UP This Camper is in Excellent Condition. It sleeps six comfortably. Sink, Refrigerator, Stove, Heater, Awning. 203-440-2211. $3500 Or Best Offer.

2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 CC in Black. Saddle Bags, Windshield, Foot Boards, Back Rest, Luggage Rack. 9,000 Miles. Asking $4,700 Call 203238-1645 or Cell 203-631-1929

CARS Starting At $199 Down 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

DASCHUND puppies for sale, six, 2 fem, 4 male. Pieball and black & tan. 39 yrs breeding exp. Ready to go, 8 wks old. $595 each. 203-891-7084

2010 HONDA CIVIC LX $13,994 Loaded 4 Cyl ● Stock # 2719AAQ Ask for Darrell

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LOOKING for good home for Dog & Cat. Dog is King Charles Caviler, female, 1 year old. Car is Persian. Call 203-314-0004

Spring Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600

DODGE DAKOTA 2001 4WD Quad Cab 5.3 Ft Box Sport $8,988 Stock#3120C BUICK LACROSSE 2012 $24,998 6 TO CHOOSE FROM SAVE UP TO $11,000 of MSRP STK 27184AQ Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

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CHEVY CRUZE LT 2012 Was 22,895 NOW 16,995 Save $4500 off MSRP Stock # 4811L12

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1 888 207-3682 CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! Call 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT


$250 KING MATTRESS SET Brand Name King pillow top mattress with box. NEW in plastic. Must sell! Call/Text Jim. 860-709-7667

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YORKIE, Yorkie-Poo, Bulldogs Chihuahua, Puggles, Bostons, Rotties, Beagles, German Shepherds, Labs, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150+ Call 860 930-4001.

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

Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 2002 $3,488 6 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

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

Always a sale in Marketplace

24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! (203) 715-2779

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 dolls, classic Walt Disney figurines, old pottery. 1 item to entire estate. 203-639-1002 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. 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


(203) 818-3300

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



Stock# 4104A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

4WD, Club Cab, 6.5 Ft Box $6,988 Stock# 3208B

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

Horse Accessories Including: Our Generation Horse Like new. Asking $40.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2008

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LOVING PUPS Rescued Puppys for Adoption. Deliveres Made. Health Gurenttee. Visit us at or Call 828-208-0757 or 828-675-9694

Call (203) 272-9574



COUCH $850, Love Seat $350, Recliner $200 Or best Offer Willing to Negotiate Call Jim (203) 430-3298

8’ YORK RAKE 3 pt hitch (for tractor). $250

FORD F-150 FX4 2010 Tuxedo Black, 25,000 mi, Luxury Package, Leather Interior Tow Package, Backup Assist, Power Rear Window, Bedliner, Bed Cover, Microsoft Sync, 6-CD Changer, 5.4L V8, ABS, P Moon/Sunroof, 4X4, 8 Cyl, heated seats. Driven on weekends only and was my secondary vehicle. Garage kept. $29,000 (203) 848-7366 Wallingford, CT


PETS & LIVESTOCK ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting April 8 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778

Cindy’s Unique Shop

(203) 818-3300

EQUIPMENT TRAILER Bed 6’ 3” x 12’. Folding Ramps. 15” wheels. $450


6 ROOMS of furniture. BR, formal living room, dining room, pictures, Singer sewing machine w/cabinet and more. 203-697-0883 or 203-440-1468.

BOBOPEDIC Mattress & Box Spring. King, 5 yrs old, Good Condition. Asking $500 obo. Must sell. Comes w/ extended warranty Call Beth 860-888-4795 GRILL Clean. Was $269. Asking $100. Call 203-238-4478 INSTYLER Wet-Dry Rotating Iron. New. DVD/Manual. $58. 203 634-0809


PATIO FURNITURE - 7 piece heavy duty wrought iron, oval glass top table, 76 x 42, 6 high back chairs, 2 swivel and 4 straight, $500. 203-265-0300

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

STUDENT DESK w/Shelf. 2 Drawers. Black & Tan Finish. $40. 203-237-3396 TABLE Saw 10” Craftsman $75 Fire-Rated door 34x80 $75. Anderson Windows (3) 24x51 & (1) 31x52 Industrial Drill Press $100. Vacuum Pump $50. 203 631-5344 (203) 238-3131

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT CLOSE OUT SALE. Seasoned Firewood. Delivered. Great price. (203) 272-4216


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


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

203-235-8431 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS GUITAR LESSONS Hartt School Graduate All levels & style. Beginners welcome. Learn the right way! Call Bob (203) 213-0078

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


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

MERIDEN 3 RMs Unfurnished. H& HW incld. Sliding door to deck. Pool & laundry facilities. $750-$800/mo. 203-733-9647


Thursday, April 18, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Get Started On Your Career Path...

CHESHIRE Huge Apt ! 1 BR, Pvt Driveway, Fully Appl’d Kitch/Laundry. Easy access to hwys. Non Smoker. $875 + 2 mo sec. Avail Now (203) 439-1503

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


April 3rd - April 18th at 95 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 9:00am – 4:00pm Or visit our Careers page at APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $895 + utilities Call 203-675-7326

MERIDEN- 3 BR, 6 RMs, 2nd flr, 504 E. Main. Clean, convenient, nice. Appls, Washer/Dryer incl. Avail Now. $1050. 203-6861987 or 203-379-6183 No pets.

Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BEDROOM Beautiful First Floor Appliances, Washer/Dryer Parking. $850 Month + Utils. (860) 338-3475 MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms, 3rd Fl. 5 Rooms, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $900 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor 177 Foster Street Stove & Refrig, Ceiling Fans, tile floors. Elec heat w/separate zones, lg yard. Off st parking. $875. 203 634-3210 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor, Front. Stove and Refrigerator. Nice Terrace. Heat & Hot Water Included. Small Pet OK. Call 917 921-7469 or 203 886 7983 MERIDEN 2 BR/5 RM, 1st Flr. Off St. Park, W/D Hookup, New Appli, Stove & Refrig, New High Efficiency Gas Furnace. $850/mo + sec. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN 3 BR 1st Floor LR DR. All rms are very large w/ closets. Off St. Parking. Stove & Refrig, 1mnth & sec. $975/mo. 203-687-2032 MERIDEN East Side, 1 BR Bright, Modern End Unit. All Appliances + Dish Washer. Off St. Parking. $730/mo. Call (860) 628-1013 MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $500. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Fully Furnished, Central Location. 1BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $675/ mo. Lease & Sec. Deposit Required. No pets. Call (203) 235-2372

SOUTHINGTON MULTI FAMILY 2-3 BR, WD Hookup. Plenty of parking. Large back yard. 2 mos sec. No pets. Credit check 1st FL $1200/mo, 2nd FL $900 Call between 8am-5pm. (860) 628-5535 SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $650/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868 WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $895. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 1st Floor Extra Large 1 BR. South Main St. No smoking or pets Security & Lease $925 (203) 623-0987 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 2 Fam Home Nice Area. Modern. Stove & Refrig. Nice yard. Off St Park $1000. Avali 6-1 No Pets. (203) 654-6190 WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor, 4 RM, 2 BR North Main St Victorian. Credit Check Req. $1000/mo. + 2 month sec. No smoking. No pets. Avail 5/01. 203-269-5973 WLFD 1 BR apt, No. Main St Victorian, 2nd flr. Completely remodeled including modern kit & bath. $900/mo plus util, sec, lease. Avail 6/1. (860) 349-1293

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN Private Room, Bath Utilities Included Available immediately $525 Rent. Call Lou 203 745-7484

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

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS CHESHIRE INDUSTRIAL ZONED Multi Use. Near 691. 1100+ sq ft Offices (2 lavs/shower) and 1100+ sq ft Warehouse/Shop (15ft overhead door). Will consider just leasing offices. $6.50 /per sq ft nnn. Call 203-272-6478


AFTERSCHOOL Program Help working with members first grade and up. Must be able to work during school from 2:30 – 6 PM, and during the summer year from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday thru Friday. Send resumes and employment application (can be found on to 72 Grand Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Or fax resume to (203) 269-0414 No phone calls! DRIVER FT Do you want to put your commercial driver’s license to good use, but be able to come home at the end of each workday? Do you enjoy interacting with customers, but prefer the freedom of the road? Do you want to work for a reputable, environmentally conscious company? If you answered yes to these questions, then a role as a driver at Shred It is the place for you. Seeking CDL Class B Drivers and Route Drivers. Must have clean driving record, able to lift 100 lbs. First shift, hourly wage plus benefits. Call Joe at 203 651-6015 or email resume to: DRIVER/LABORER FT Be part of a winning team! Shred It, the world’s leading and largest document destruction company has an immediate opening. Do you have warehouse and forklift exp? If you answered yes, then you are the candidate we’re looking for. Seeking Drivers and Laborers. CDL Class B preferred, but not a must. Must have clean driving record, able to lift 100 lbs. First shift, hourly wage plus benefits. Call Joe 203 651-6015 or email resume to


MERIDEN You’ll like this pleasant 3 RM. Heat, HW, Cook Gas Included. $750. Parking. Sm pet OK. 38 Lincoln St. 727 565-8362 Shown Anytime!


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MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 B R A v ai l ab l e Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

Branford Hall can get you started on the path to a high-growth less time than you think!

Wallingford, CT Headquarters 20+ HOURS PER WEEK

MERIDEN Spacious 1 BR., 1 BA, On-Site Laundry & Parking, No Pets, Call 860-810-2941

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


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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire -

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CONTRACTOR Needed, 5+ yrs experience. Must have knowledge in most areas of construction. Must have own tools & trans. Call (203) 213-4622 GRAND OPENING! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. Full Company Training FT & PT WorkAvailable CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES SERVICE PACKING GENERAL LABOR ENTRY LEVEL WORK $240-$550/Week Start Immediately 860 329-0326

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MEDICAL CAREERS HOME HEALTH AIDES Needed for the Meriden area. Must be reliable and have your own car. Call Tracy @ 203-2815500 VNS Inc of So CT


P/T ADMIN Needed for Landscaping Co. email resume to Or Call 203-269-0177 PART TIME Direct Care for a day program for disabled adults. CPR, TNT, Med Cert. a plus! Call 203-269-3511 ext. 19


LINEMAN (First Class) Electric utility is seeking highly skilled candidates for First Class Lineman. Applicants must be a H.S. graduate with 4 years experience as a second class lineman in electric line construction and maintenance. Also, must be experienced with energized 13,800 volt equipment and must be able to work extended periods of time off the ground and under conditions requiring extreme care. Hourly rate: $35.92 to $39.91 (wages under negotiation), plus an excellent fringe benefits package. The closing date for applications is May 10, 2013 or the date we receive the fiftieth (50) application whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax: 203-294-2084 EOE

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GUARD Looking for someone to patrol private property. Reply: PO Box 373 Middlefield, CT 06455

HVAC D-2 SERVICE TECHNICIAN with 5 or more years experience. Light commercial work and residential with great benefits. (860) 793-2686

HVAC TECHNICIAN Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. in North Haven, is seeking a licensed Residential HVAC technician, Must have a CT “B, S or D” license with 5 years minimum experience. AIR CONDITIONING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED and management experience a plus. Top salary for the right candidate. Benefits include company vehicle, company cell phone, 401K, medical, vacation & holiday pay. Email resume to or call Andy at 203-627-6665 to setup a confidential interview.

INSULATION Installer needed F/T. Experience required. Valid driver’s license needed. Please Call M-F 8:00-5:00 860-829-8881. LAWN MAINTENANCE- FT Must have CT driver’s license. Call Ron at Blossom View (203)704-6237 OFFICE Assistant Part-time for the First Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410 to work Monday-Friday. View job description at www. cheshire Apply by mailing or e-mailing resume to Leslie Holmes Meyer at office

PINE RIDGE Seeks motivated exp. individuals for landscaping, garden center and labor positions. Excellent Opportunity for Growth! Drivers lic req. Call 203 269-0177 or email resume to: PT Assistant for DR. Office. Dutys incl tele, filing, billing, appts. must be able to multitask w/ organizational skills. Email resume w/ desired salary to: RIGGER/Driver CT Based Rigging Company seeking mechanically inclined CDL A or B driver to service greater Hartford & Western MA. Rigging or industrial moving experience and or the ability to operate heavy equipment is preferred. Forklift certified a plus. William B. Meyer offers competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified applicants please call Mike @ 203-383-6287 or email mpickwick@


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04-18-2013 The Plainville Citizen  
04-18-2013 The Plainville Citizen  

04-18-2013 The Plainville Citizen