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Volume 10, Number 42

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New officer joins police force

Navratri celebration

By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Photo courtesy of Robyn Luczkow/Chris Pallato

Heena Jadav, member of the YMCA Board of Directors, joins in a group dance in which participants use dandiya, decorated sticks. Oct. 15 was the second annual Navratri celebration — a Hindu observance — held at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA and hundreds of people danced, ate, played games and participated in a special ceremony.

Plainville Republicans look to get ‘back to basics’ this year By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

For this election cycle, the Plainville Republican Town Committee is promising that if elected, candidates will get “back to basics.” Campaign committee co-chair-

Andrea Saunders, Helen Bergenty.



women Helen Bergenty and Andrea Saunders are hoping Republicans can capture the majority on town council and the board of education to impose a bit of “common sense” for the town’s affairs. “It’s been Democrat control for quite a few years,” said Bergenty, who also acts as the vice chairwoman for the RTC. “So it’s time to get back to basics and have some common sense.” Saunders, a BOE incumbent whose term is not up yet, said the biggest issue seems to be the spending. “I think it’s a hard time and I think people, like with the federal government and the state government, they want us to control spending, and we need people that are going to be in See Republicans, page 5

The Plainville Town Council appointed two members of the police department at Monday night’s meeting. Liam O’Brien was appointed to police officer, and Sgt. Eric Peterson was promoted to lieutenant. Peterson has been with the department since 1997 and finished first out of five officers who tested for the position. “This is a very big step, not only for Eric but for the police department,” said Chief Matthew Catania. “I have every confidence that Eric Peterson will be an excellent police lieutenant for the Town of Plainville.” “I’m eager to work in the position,” Peterson said. “It’s

a big jump and I’m ready to learn and move the department into the future.” O’Brien, a police officer in Avon, is a resident of Plainville. “He is interested in our policing initiatives and looks forward to developing his career here in Plainville,” Catania said. “I’m confident that Liam O’Brien will make an excellent police officer for the Town of Plainville.” “I’m looking forward to getting started and I’m grateful for the position,” O’Brien said. Residents voiced a few concerns during the open forum about the new school administrators contract, that if approved would be effective from 2012-15. John Kisluk

See Officer, page 30

Plainville Democrats’ campaign focuses on personalities By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen This election cycle, the Plainville Democratic Town Committee is looking to put the right personalities in office. “I think that’s what we focus on when looking at candidates is more personality than someone who’s going to toe the party lines, Warzorko so-to-speak,” said DTC chairman Christopher Wazorko. Wazorko, also vice-chairman on the town council, said some of the new candidates running for town council and the board of education

can offer new perspectives and ideas. “I believe it was FDR [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] who said it, but something to the extent that there’s no Democratic or Republican way to pick up garbage, or to provide police and fire safety,” Wazorko said. “Our issues are much more local and they’re much more personality-based and I think the challenge to any council is finding the personalities that work best.” For town council, four incumbents are running for a spot: Wazorko, Lynn Szach, Jason Rupaka and Robert Ciotto Sr.. Quinn Wazorko Christopher is the lone new candidate running for council as a Democrat. For the BOE, incumbents Charlotte Koskoff and Patrick Ringrose

See Democrats, page 6


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 20, 2011

Plainville Briefs

Leaf collection

New voter registration The Registrars of Voters, 1 Central Square, will hold two special voter registration sessions on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Room 203 at the Municipal Center. Anyone who wishes to vote in the Nov. 8 Municipal

Election and is not now a registered voter in the Town of Plainville may do so at this time. Mail-in registration cards must be postmarked by Oct. 25 and last day to register in person is Tuesday, Nov. 1. A limited registration session will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, for those whose qualifications as to age, citizenship or residence was attained after the Nov. 1 deadline. Voting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 will be held at all four polling

places in Plainville: District 1, Linden St. School, 69 Linden St.; District 2, Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St; District 3, Toffolon School, 145 Northwest Drive;

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Leaf collection in the Town of Plainville will begin Monday, Oct. 24 and will continue to Friday, Dec. 2. Listed below is the schedule of areas to be covered on the first collection (schedule of areas are subject to change): Central Area, West Main Street area, Farmington Avenue area, South End/Red Stone Hill area, Shuttle Meadow area, Arcadia Avenue area, Metacomet area, Northwest area and Unionville Avenue area. Every effort will be made to keep the public informed as to the progress of the operation. Leaves should be raked to the curb line as early as possible. Grass clippings will not be collected, only leaves will be picked up. No sticks or stones allowed. If a street has an island, do not put leaves on the island. Bagged

leaves will not be collected at curbside; residents can bring them to the Drop-Off Center on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. During November, the Drop-Off Center will be opened Monday through Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., for leaves only. For more information, call the Public Works Department, at (860) 793-0221, ext. 208, Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.


Thursday, October 20, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Democrats sponsoring food drive for pantry

Italian Night with chamber

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The Plainville Chamber of Commerce will offer Italian Night, dinner and dancing, on Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., at Capri Ristorante, 161-38 Woodford Ave. The seven-course dinner will feature the house specialty, steak on a stone cooked at the table. The DJ, “Stevie T,” is from Italy and will sing Sinatra, old Italian music and requests. Raffle prizes and cash bar available. There is a charge to attend and tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Maureen, at the chamber, (860) 747-6867 or email COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE

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The Plainville Democratic Town Committee will sponsor a food drive benefiting the Plainville Community Food Pantry on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East St. Plainville. “There has never been more need to help others than in this economy, said town council member, and committee chairman Christopher Wazorko. “And that need is especially underscored at this time of year when special occasions and holidays will soon be here.” Candidates in the upcoming election will be staffing the collection effort at Gnazzo’s. Council candidates include Wazorko, Jason Rupaka, Lynn Szach, Quinn Wazorko Christopher and Robert Ciotto. Board of education candidates are Patrick Ringrose, Charlotte Koskoff, Barbara Willard and Foster White. The pantry is in special need of food items including boxed potato and rice, pasta sauce, juice boxes, gravy, cranberry juice, instant oatmeal and condiments. Nonperishable items that are especially needed include laundry detergent, dish soap, bath soap, facial tissue, deodorant, toothpaste and diapers. “A bottle of juice, a can of coffee, a box of cereal, or a roll of paper towels may seem like an insignificant donation,” said Wazorko, also crediting Gnazzo’s for its help. “But if we all give something, all those donations collectively make a difference to a family in need.”

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Wheeler Clinic to present gala fundraiser

Wheeler Clinic will host “An Evening of Wonder” on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Marriott Hartford Gala. The event is to celebration the hope, healing and transformation in the lives of the people the clinic serves. Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman is the event’s honorary chairwoman. The gala will feature dinner, dancing, silent and live

auctions and some special surprises. The reception and silent auctions begin at 6 p.m., and dinner and the live auction start at 7 p.m. with dancing to follow. Aetna and Deloitte are the event’s premier sponsors. The proceeds from “An Evening of Wonder” will support Wheeler Clinic’s continued efforts to foster positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities. For information about sponsorship or to register for this event, visit Wheeler Clinic, founded in 1968, is an independent, not-

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Library Briefs The Plainville Public Library is located at 56 E. Main St. Programs are held at the library unless listed otherwise. For more information about programs or to register, call the library at (860) 793-1446 or (860) 793-1450 (children’s department).

Library visitor On Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., storyteller Dorothy Mahon will visit the library as Harriet Beecher Stowe. June 14, 2011, was the 200th anniversary of Stowe’s birth and Mahon will tell stories of the life and travels of this

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Kid’s Kraft on Friday Kid’s Kraft will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m., at the library. The hands-on program is for children ages 3 to 5. Children should wear old clothes. Registration is required.

Book discussion The Friends Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., at the library, to discuss “Stolen Poison” by Dorothy Sayers. Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane is not guilty of murder — or find the real killer in time to save her from the gallows? Copies of the book are available in the adult department.

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Children’s librarian, Susan Rooney, will hold a Nutmeg Book Club on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the library. This month’s book will be “Stolen Children” by Peg Kehret. Fourteen-yearold Amy is babysitting for a rich family when she and 3year-old Kendra are kidnapped. Amy uses her cleverness to try and save the day. Will they ever get home? The book club is aimed for children in grades 4 to 6. A snack will be served. Registration is required.

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Plainville Public Library will be showing the newest installment to “Killing Us Softly,” a series by Jean Kilbourne, that takes a look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The showing will be at the Plainville Public Library, hosted by Leah Fosse from the Prudence Crandall Center, on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a discussion following the film. This is a movie for upper middle and high school girls, their mothers and grandmothers.


Thursday, October 20, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Republicans Continued from page 1

the website’s important because it has their bios up there, so if people have any questions about who they are, isn’t that what everyone wants to know? Who are these people?� The website Saunders mentioned is www.plainville, and has bios and pictures of candidates running for town council, BOE and constables. Saunders said it has been dif-

ficult to get an idea of which way the town is leaning party-wise, but the general sense is that people want a change. “It’s hard to get a pulse on the town, we don’t have polls out, we just have to go by what we hear,� Saunders said. “But yeah, people are frustrated, we hope that when they say they’re frustrated that they want change, they want new peo-

ple in.� RTC headquarters are located on Whiting Street across from the Municipal Center and can be reached by telephone at (860) 7936936. Election Day is Nov. 8.

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there to do that,� she said. Another big issue on the list is the charter revision currently under way to address how the budget is voted for. “The main thing in the charter revision is the budget and how they vote on the budget,� Bergenty said. “The third vote doesn’t make any difference if they vote or not.� Running for town council for Republicans are incumbents Dan Hurley, Scott Saunders and Lee Toffey. Kathy Pugliese and Rick Drezek are running as new candidates, though Pugliese has experience on the council, serving for 10 years before taking a hiatus. For constables, Gail Pugliese, Ezio Capozzi, Jane Wolak and Anthony Bartolotta. For the library board, Jay Steeves is running. “She’s [Kathy] very levelheaded, she knows how to speak to people, and she has a good handle on the town [council] and the board [of

education] side,� Saunders said. “She has a good handle on where things need to go.� Drezek is currently on the Charter Revision Study Committee. “We’ve got good candidates, because Rick [Drezek] he runs a car agency in Manchester, he lives here in Plainville and he is a very brilliant man with money,� Bergenty said of the new candidate. “You have all kinds of people running for different reasons,� Saunders said. “But I think the key thing is they’re not happy with the direction our town’s going in.� Bergenty and Saunders said they are doing what they can to get the candidates’ names out there, old and new, so the town knows who they are voting for. Bergenty said candidates will be going door-to-door and making phone calls to citizens. “For us, especially the board of education since we have so many new candidates, we just want to make sure we get their names out,� Saunders said. “That’s why







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are in the race, and new candidates Foster White (twoyear term) and Barbara Willard are also vying for a spot. Wazorko said Christopher, a younger candidate, has her master’s degree in social work. “I think she just brings a different perspective which is something I think with our slate I think we really do a good job of bringing in new people who haven’t been involved before,” he said. Wazorko said one of the bigger issues out there right now is finding new revenue sources and spending taxpayers’ dollars more wisely. “Over the last three years, the town has lost about $3 million in revenue and that’s through local, state, and federal resources,” he said. “So one thing we need to continue to do is to find new revenue sources and one of the things I like to say is we have to learn to do more with less, and I think that’s the important thing looking to the next two years.” Wazorko added that town hall has been able to consolidate some responsibilities, and new staff will likely not

See Democrats, page 8

Relay for Life meeting Oct. 27

A Relay For Life of Plainville Committee meeting will be held Thursday Oct. 27, 6 to 8 p.m., at J Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave., in the upstairs room. Veggies, pasta and wings will be served. Discussion will be about the 2012 Relay event. Friends, family, coworkers and anyone interested in joining the planning committee are welcome. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Laura Falcone, at the American Cancer Society, (203) 3794878. Registration required by calling. (860) 224-5299.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Tip a man in uniform The Second Annual Tip a Man in Uniform, will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Zen Bar, 317 Farmington Ave. The ticket price includes dinner, entertainment, 50/50 raffle and door prize. A cash bar will be available. Plainville’s local men in uniform (police and fire departments) will be on hand to serve or participants can tip them to sing or dance, get a cup of coffee, do pushups, etc. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit community organization. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Plainville Chamber of Commerce, One Central Square. For more information, call Maureen at (860) 747-6867.

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A Halloween party will be held for children in preschool to fifth grade on Monday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Recreation Office parking lot, 50 Whiting St. Costume judging begins at 4:15 p.m. with parade to follow. There will be refreshments, balloons and entertainment by Bryan Flint, magician.




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that benefit the community. “What you want to avoid in the economy we’re in, you don’t want to be making changes to your services,” he said. “Because traditionally, the services you provide help those that are truly in need.” As an example, Wazorko used the automated trash

pickup service the town recently switched over to that saved some money. He said it is cheaper for citizens to pay for the service through the town rather than having to hire someone privately to pick up their trash. “I think that’s the important thing is realizing the

services we provide, we can do it cheaper than if someone if had to go out and do it on their own,” Wazorko said. “That’s why I think it’s important to keep those services and not try to reduce those.” Wazorko also mentioned the charter revision study currently underway that is evaluating the budget voting process, which he said could use some minor changes. He also mentioned the disputes between the council and BOE, something he said he believes is more personalitydriven than partisan. With the election, he said it will

give a chance for new faces to come in and add different perspectives and hopefully find some middle ground. “I think with the election we kind of can start fresh and I think we’ll come to some agreement where both sides are comfortable and get the information they want and being able to share what they want,” he said. The Plainville DTC can be found on Facebook, by searching for “Plainville Democrats.” The committee’s headquarters is located at 41 W. Main St. and can be reached by telephone at (860) 793-6865 or (860) 793-6871.

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Dorothy Lindquist Dorothy D. Lindquist, 89, of Plainville, died Oct. 8, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Lindquist. She was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Plainville to the late William and Bertha (Steinhorst) Denniss. She was a lifelong Plainville resident and worked in the Plainville

School system for many years. In her later years she became a member of the Plainville Senior Center where she also worked for a while. She was a huge Red Sox and Uconn basketball fan. She enjoyed her trips to Foxwoods where she would play bingo and was faithful to her morning gathering with friends for coffee at McDonald’s. Her vibrant and friendly demeanor will be forever missed. She is survived by her four sons, Randall Lindquist and his wife, Barbara, of Wolcott, Robert Lindquist and his wife, Ann, of St. Joseph, Ill., Gary Lindquist, of Reno, Nev. and Russell Lindquist and his wife, Leslie, of Holly Springs, N.C.; along with five grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; a brother, William Denniss and his


wife, Barbara, of Arizonia; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Dorothy’s life was held Oct. 13, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Committal services followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Gloria St. Pierre Gloria Jill (Hickey) St. Pierre, 53, of Plainville, died Oct. 12, 2011, at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of Rino St. Pierre. She was born in Baltimore, on Oct. 1, 1958, the daughter of William Hickey and the late Bertha (Stine) Hickey. She worked at Kohl’s store in Plainville as a cus-

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Support incumbent

To the editor: Please support Scott Saunders for town council. During the past two years while Scott has served on the council, the town has faced many challenges. The council has had to make tough decisions on many issues that impact its residents. Scott always approaches these decisions in an objective manner with a goal of sustaining or improving the quality of life that living in Plainville affords us. Scott serves the community in others ways as well. In his spare time he has served Thanksgiving dinner to the volunteers at the senior center, helped the flood victims of Tropical Storm Irene and answered your questions when you called him on the telephone. He also maintains his appointed liaison posi-

tions to the library, police department and the Aviation Commission. Even when he is not attending meetings he is consulting with fellow council members, talking to the town manager or researching ways that he can be the best public servant possible. While some former councilman are trying to tear him down, Scott is focusing on the issues facing our community and building up Plainville so we may all have a better tomorrow. He is a strong voice in a town where so many remain silent. Re-elect Scott to the town council and vote for all of the Republican candidates (Row “B”) on Election Day, Nov. 8. Daphne Adams Plainville

Concern for youth To the editor: I am writing to support

the election of Foster S. White to the Plainville Board of Education. I have had the pleasure of working with Foster for over 20 years. He has a deep and abiding concern for the youth in our community. He has volunteered his services as producer of the PCS Youth Theater since its inception in 1985. He is an active board member of the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA and volunteers as a mentor in the Plainville School District. Foster has over 45 years of experience in the financial services industry. With this experience and the knowledge gained in years of varied community service, he is in a unique position to function most effectively as a member of the Board of Education. I believe him to be a perSee Letters, next page

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Thursday, Oct. 20 Charter Study Committee, Municipal Center, 6:30 p.m. Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 Aviation Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Republican Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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First impressions of schools are positive By Jeffrey C. Kitching Special to The Citizen Over the past several weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet with the board of education, faculty, staff, Kitching parents and community members in Plainville. Through these meetings, I have learned a great deal about Plainville Community Schools, and we have much to be proud of. My first impressions of our school district are positive ones that I would like to share with you. First, within Plainville Community Schools, there is a strong connection between central office administration, school administration and the teachers in the classroom. As a result of these connections, we are able to work together to continuously improve what and how we teach, use data to support our initiatives and strategies, infuse technology at all levels of learning, and base decisions on what is best for

students. Through this collective commitment, standardized test results have shown marked improvement, and we have witnessed a significant reduction in the number of students performing at lower levels on these tests. In addition to continuous academic improvement, our school district continues to expand opportunities for students to broaden their horizons through rich opportunities for academic, social and emotional growth and learning. Expanded offerings in the high school’s advanced placement program raise the bar for students preparing for post graduation studies, and a variety of academic, co-curricular and support programs engage and motivate our diverse student population. Some of these include Scientific Research Based Interventions, STARS summer reading and math program, and the Plainville Family Resource Network. An array of clubs, athletics, enrichment programs and community service opportunities are See Positive, next page

Political letters Thank you, readers, for submitting your political letters. This issue, Oct. 20, is the final week that we are publishing political letters endorsing candidates. Political letters published Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 are limited to reminders to vote or offers to give rides to the poll, Letters on other topics will continue to be accepted up to a 600 word limit. Deadline is Monday 9 a.m. We reserve the right to edit or not print letters that do not meet our guidelines. Letters are published on a space availability basis. Send letters to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062, fax to (860) 621-3660 or e-mail to Please include your full name, town and contact number in case we have questions. Only your name and town will be printed. Questions? Please call The Plainville Citizen at (860) 620-5960.


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son of impeccable character and integrity, and one who has the desire to work hard for the youth and citizens of Plainville. Please join me in supporting the election of Foster S. White to our board of education on Nov. 8. Maryjane Peluso Plainville

Support full slate

To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to encourage the voters of Plainville to cast their votes on Nov. 8. We are submitting this letter in support of the Democratic slate for town council and board of education. They will work hard to promote the well-being of our community. They have a mix of knowledge, experience and new perspectives. Town council candidates Christopher Wazorko, Lynn Szach, Jason Rupaka, Robert Ciotto and Quinn Christopher will work to promote economic growth in order to increase our tax base. They are a group of responsible citizens who have volunteered their time and talents to a variety of boards and committees. Board of education candidates Patrick Ringrose, Barbara Willard, Charlotte Koskoff and Foster White have similar community ties. Their involvement and dedication working for the improvement of educational and youth services is an outstanding testament to their concern for the children of Plainville. We encourage you to support the Democratic team. Gary M. Boukus and Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus Plainville Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus represents the 22nd Assembly District, which covers Plainville, Bristol and New Britain.

‘You have a say’

To the editor: The slogan for the Democratic candidates this year is “You Have a Say; Vote Row

A.” In this era of cynicism and negativity, let’s first remember that we do indeed have a say in how we are governed. On Nov. 8, I will be going to the polls to express my opinion on how Plainville should move forward over the next two years. I personally and sincerely believe that the Democrats running for town council and board of education represent the best choice for us this year. The incumbents bring experience with recent issues and projects while the first-time candidates will bring new ideas and points of view. All of the candidates are committed to fiscal responsibility and ongoing improvement of the town. These nine candidates have no personal agendas other than doing what is right and what is productive for Plainville. Most especially, they are committed to establishing a positive and civil level of discourse in local government. Moving forward does not require our officials to always agree but it does require them to work together with respect, civility and an eye on the greater good rather than individual political gain. That is how our town will move progress. I encourage other Plainville voters to also support the Democratic candidates when we all have the opportunity to be heard on Nov. 8t. At the same time, I give credit and thanks to all candidates who are running this year. It takes courage and commitment to get involved and to put your name out there. It is what keeps our democracy working. Rosemary Morante Plainville

Person of integrity To the editor: Barbara Willard is a person of integrity and honesty. She always has the best interest of our community’s children at heart from promoting small class sizes to encouraging student involvement in community service. I have personally witnessed her positive, professional interactions with students, support staff, teachers and the principal of the high

school. I support Barbara’s re-election to the Plainville Board of Education. Michael Verrett Plainville

Work together To the editor: With town council and board of education elections coming up, a thought struck me, the cooperation between the two groups has been almost non-existent. Instead of working together to solve their budgetary needs, taxpayers see a town council focusing on finding ways to eliminate the taxpayers vote, and a board of education focusing on finding ways not to share budgetary information. I looked at our town’s organizational chart and based on its structure, the town council chairman and board of education chairwoman are equals, with the town manager and superintendent of schools reporting to them respectively. The town council, which controls the budget allocation process appears prone to taking its direction from the town manager, and the board of education is being told of “protocols” regarding distribution of board of education documentation by the school superintendent. Our school superintendent states, “If I am going to be held responsible, I need to know who is asking and in what regard.” If he, as school superintendent, has not been kept aware of board of education policies, then how did Kathleen Binkowski perform her duties as school superintendent? Currently we have two members of our town council seeking school board budgetary information and quite honestly I do not know what they plan to do with the information when and if they get it, and we also have a charter study revision team which has a suggestion to combine the two departments’ budgets, the town and school, into one. I am curious how that would be structured, but as I said in a previous statement, I was not allowed to question. With that said, I have to ask, why hasn’t our town

council chairman taken the initiative and contacted the board of education chairwoman and joined by both the town manager and superintendent of schools held joint meetings to find ways to better present their annual budgets and distribution of requested school documentation? Instead of focusing on annual political kingdombuilding policies, how about trying to work together to solve problems. Perhaps this will foster better understanding and cooperation between the two groups and the real winner would be the taxpayer. Lou Frangos Plainville

Dedication to town To the editor: This year the voters of Plainville have an opportunity to elect a team of outstanding candidates. Our Republi-

can candidates have pledged to work as a team for the future prosperity of Plainville and will make the hard choices that must take place. Our town council slate includes incumbents Dan Hurley, Lee Toffey and Scott Saunders. Rick Drezek, a first-time candidate, and Kathy Pugliese, a former town council member, round out the ticket. This group of individuals has excellent skills and possesses a true dedication to supporting our town government in the most cost effective manner. Our board of education slate consists of some new names who have stepped up to the challenge of running for office. Deb Hardy, Lisa Buckley, Mike Giuliano and Bob “Zimmer” Anderson are enthusiastically campaigning for their respective positions. All of these individuals are committed to support-

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teer program link members of the community to our Continued from page 12 school district, and as such, we enjoy a number of partalso available to students nerships with individuals, lothroughout the district. cal businesses and organizaIn reflecting on district options. These partnerships erations and the board of education, efficiency and effec- further strengthen and enertiveness come to mind, with gize the relationship between several examples that high- our school learning commulight these areas. The volume nity and the greater commuof information and materials nity. Finally, as I visit our shared publicly by the censchools on a regular basis, I tral office administration with the board of education, recognize the thoughtful efon a regular basis, exceed forts put forth to update and what is typically shared in improve district facilities, other school districts, while and admire the immaculately the business practices and maintained school buildings. procedures of administra- Through these efforts, ecotion have been scrutinized to friendly, cost-saving features a level not witnessed in most have been incorporated into districts. It is apparent that safe learning environments the business office has with classrooms that are well worked tirelessly to stream- equipped and conducive to line operations, and to seek teaching and learning. In formulating my “first and employ innovative cost impressions,” it is clear to me containment strategies and that our school district is economies of scale. There is an obvious and well positioned to continue visible sense of pride that ra- on the path of collective condiates from the community tinuous improvement. I am relative to our schools and proud to lead Plainville Comthe accomplishments of our munity Schools, and look forstudents. Parents are proud ward to celebrating our many of their children, and sup- successes going forward. Jeffrey C. Kitching is the suport their efforts to succeed. Opportunities available perintendent of Plainville through the district’s volun- Community Schools.



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ing our schools and encouraging student achievement while keeping within an affordable budget. Although there is a “not a dime” campaign underway in the community, we believe electing true Republicans who will consistently work for the betterment of all citizens will result in open, honest dialogue and real results. Please vote Tuesday, Nov. 8 and support our entire team on Row B. Bob Pugliese Plainville Bob Pugliese is the chairman of the Plainville Republi-

To the editor: If I thought space was limited for my last letter this one is going to be even worse. The editor has decided to cut word count by more than half. Well, here goes. People I can support starts with Charlotte Koskof for board of education. Since being appointed she has done the two things I want all elected officials to do. Do your own homework. Don’t rely solely on what the “professionals” present to you. The second thing is to ask relevant questions. Space won’t

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permit me to go into detail on two situations that Charlotte Koskoff ’s actions impressed me. John Kisluk is very much like Mrs. Koskoff: does his own homework and is not shy about asking questions. It will be interesting to see what John can do on the BOE from the other side of the podium. The others running I don’t know. I do know that the BOE is on the wrong track for our town. It is time for new blood. Like they say, vote the bums out. For town council it is time to bring back Andy Grandbois and Tom Arcari. This time around they have freed themselves from the strings that come with a party affiliation. As a former police officer, Mr. Grandbois knows how to ask questions that get at the truth. He is not shy about voicing his opinion and does his homework on issues. Tom Arcari knows


math. He knows that there are two parts to a budget. Unlike some that have served 14 years on the council, Tom understands that revenues are just as important as expenditures to you the taxpayer. He will crunch the numbers to make sure that you pay no more in taxes than is absolutely necessary. Well I am out of space again. Make sure to vote. It is important. Arthur Screen Plainville

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are always told these increases are for “the good of the children.” If we complain, some form of punishment is chosen to keep us in line. The BOE’s chairmanship was once considered a position of “public service” where finding a balance between the needs of education while remaining accountable to the taxpayers who foot the bill was a noble goal. No longer. Tyrrell has squandered valuable time and money obstructing the town council and preventing the citizens from seeing how our money is being spent. She has deceitfully and falsely claimed that a court case in Newington set a legal precedent allowing her to maintain her defiant secrecy. What does she wish to hide from the citizen-taxpayer-voter? When will this citizen-taxpayer-voter realize that he is in charge? Tyrrell has so violated the trust and the best interests of the citizens that she should resign immediately. I doubt she will do the honorable thing so the second best thing is that her chairmanship be removed from her. There is an election on Nov. 8. Right now there is a Democrat majority on the BOE. If this Democrat majority becomes the minority then she will be removed from her position. I therefore implore the financially responsible voters of Plainville to do the right thing and vote only for the Republicans and independent running for BOE and with a little luck we might be able to restore a little sanity to this broken system. David Spencer Plainville

Candidate well known To the editor: This letter is in support of Kathy Pugliese who is a candidate for town council in this year’s election. I have known Kathy and the Pugliese family for many, many years. Kathy has proven to voters that she understands the problems of the town and has worked conscientiously to offer sugges-

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tions for improvement. Kathy’s previous service to the town was always to make sure our spending was in line with what the taxpayers could afford. Please join me in casting your vote for Kathy Pugliese on Nov. 8. Connie Francis Plainville

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highly rewarding and I’m so proud of the difference we make in the lives of our students. In a few short weeks, the citizens of Plainville will elect a new board. I believe my actions of the last eight years speak for themselves and if re-elected, please know I will continue to serve with passion and integrity. To quote Lyndon B. Johnson, “The path forward has not been an easy one. But we have never lost sight of our goal — an America in which

every citizen shares all the opportunities of his society…..We have come a long way…..We still have a long way to go.” For the sake of Plainville, I hope we never lose sight of our goal.

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To the editor: I am happy to add my name to the list of Plainville voters that support Foster S. White in his current effort to be elected to the two-year term on the Plainville Board of Education. I agree with his publicly stated position that education must be the primary focus of local government. It is the responsibility of a local board of education to ensure that the local school district provides the best education possible to the youth of the community. I also am happy to join Foster in urging all Plainville residents take time to get involved in this year’s election. The active participation of all eligible voters in our local election process is essential, and the most direct method to ensure our tax dollars are used most effectively. Please join with me in voting for Foster on Nov. 8. Christine P. Kuzia Plainville

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Joan Vallee has been a consistent top producer in the real estate market for the past 25 years. Joan and her team of agents are energetic and motivated to service their clients in the most effective They partner with experienced loan and efficient manner. representatives to counsel home buyers and sellers who are moving up or downsizing. Joan and her team are the team that makes it happen! They were named the top listing and selling team in Plainville for the past 4 years by Hartford Magazine. Call them for all your real estate needs and to help you achieve your dream of owning the perfect home. You can visit their website at for all their current listings as well as mortgage rates and also real estate tips on Joan’s blog. Melissa R. (Matthews) McCarthy, formerly of Bristol, has been a member of the funeral home staff since 2003. She graduated from Bristol Central High School in 1999 and from Briarwood College in 2004, when she then became a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Melissa is a member of both the Connecticut and National Funeral Directors Association and is currently working on her certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. She is an active board member, serving in multiple capacities, with both the Plainville Choral Society and PCS Players. Melissa is newly married and is currently residing in New Britain with her husband Aaron. Being a part of Bailey Funeral Home and the Plainville community is an honor, and Melissa is committed to providing the utmost care and compassion to all families.

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if spoken at a later date, the comment may not have creatContinued from page 17 ed such a firestorm with Mr. Screen. I offer the following background information to further explain the context of my comment. To the editor: I approached Mr. Screen at I wish to set the record the Citizens and Property straight, I do not deny mak- Owners picnic to ask him ing the “alligator” comment how he was doing after all to Art Screen, as recently re- the damage caused by the ported in The Plainville Citi- storm. I had heard that that zen and I do not regret doing neighborhood was devastatso. I will also add that it was ed by flooding, and I was prevoiced out of frustration, and pared to offer my help. in my opinion because of its Before I could get that far, I direct nature and verbal sim- was verbally assaulted and plicity, I thought it was some- offended by denigrating obthing Mr. Screen would be scenities, and a variety of inable to fully intellectualize. vectives directed toward the Had I been attempting to be town manager, the town politically correct, perhaps I council, the fire chief, the would not have made it. Also, fire department, the police, the sanitarian and anyone else that Mr. Screen could


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members took it upon themselves to file dissolution papers and dissolve this LLC, I was advised that I no longer had the protection of an LLC should someone file a claim against that group. I still consider most of these members as friends and support this organization. Mr. Screen and I had a cordial relationship prior to this

fateful event. Whether this will be the case again, I cannot predict. My point was that we all have to assume individual responsibility for a variety of challenges, both predictable and unexpected. Richard J. Drezek Plainville Richard J. Drezek is a candidate for Plainville Town Council.

Obituaries Frederick Zalaski Frederick S. Zalaski, 87, of Southington, died October 9, 2011 at The Summit of Plantsville. He was the husband of Mary (Ingelido) Zalaski for 65 years. He was born on April 25, 1924, in Plainville, the son of the late Stanley and Mary Zalaski. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by New Departure in Bristol for more than 42 years. He was a former member of the Redman Club and the Southington Country Club. He was involved with the Calendar House Seniors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Wayne F. Zalaski and wife, Kim, and state Rep. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski and wife, Cathy, all of Southington; four grandchildren, Jonathan Zalaski,

Michael Zalaski, Abbie Zalaski and Autumn Scollo; five great-grandchildren, Mason, Aiden, Harper, Jack and Gabe; three sisters, Josephine Reynolds and Pauline Mastrobattista, both of Terryville, and Margie Taylor, of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Edmond Zalaski; and a sister, Doris Maslak His family would like to thank the staff at The Summit of Plantsville for their excellent care and concern. The funeral was held on Oct. 13, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, followed by a Mass at St. Thomas Church. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 110, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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think had failed to help him. After getting tired of listening to what I realized was self-serving nonsense, I said “Art, are you surprised to find an alligator in your kitchen when you live near a swamp?” This was to underscore the absurdity of his assertions that the Plainville public officials abandoned him in his time of need and that in some way that they recompense him for his losses both real and perceived. [Regarding the] Citizens and Property Owners Association, this is the group that I, along with several other Plainville citizens, formed several years ago. At our own expense, we organized as an LLC to facilitate the conduct of that entity with some degree of legal protection. After certain Katie Kopcha, Owner

Katie Kopcha or Miss Katie as she is referred to by her students is the owner of Leaping into Art, an art classes for kids since 2008. Katie Kopcha’s Leaping into Art offers creative art classes for kids each week and would love to have your child as a student. If you have a child interested in art between the ages 5-17 please join us for a preview class for free (all spring classes) by calling 860-620-3668 or email Katie at Miss Katie also offers 1 day workshops on different topics using different materials! Art allows children to express thoughts they may be unable to verbalize, develop self-confidence in their abilities, and experiment with different materials. Katie has received her BFA, Concentration in Illustration at UCONN, Storrs in Spring 2008. Studied abroad in Florence, Italy in Spring 2007. She worked at Connecticut Art School in South Windsor, CT as a teacher for a year with children and teens. She is currently working at Southington Care Center & The Orchards as an art instructor with the elderly. She is currently going for a Masters in Art Therapy at Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT. We offer weekly Art classes for children ages 3+ up, special workshops, summer classes, Holiday parties, Birthday Parties and Enrichment programs. We are a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators & the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. I would like to offer Art Therapy in the future, and possibly hold a Holiday Craft Fair at Leaping into Art! This has been my dream to own my own art studio and it finally came true!

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Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Oct. 10: High bowler, women — Helen Rosenthal, 224 High bowler, men — Gil Therioult, 267; Frank Robinson, 206 Ham bone club — Gil Therioult, Ken Lyon, Bob Wassil, Jerry Tracey Sr. Turkey club — Ken Lyon, Bob Wassil, Jerry Tracey Sr., Gil Therioult, John Delin, Ron Jablowski, Carter Casida, Richard Bushey Split club - Barbara Banville, Bernice St. Jean, Tina Wishart-2, Jackie Corbin, Esther Kubena, Frank Robinson, Dot Stephenson, Sara Cameron, Paul Biscoe-3, Carter Casida, Jim Ray-2, Marion Ray, Ronald Patry, Tom Loiselle, Raymond Neuman, Helen Marinelle, Rocky Roberts-3, Faith Fabrizio 200 club —Gil Theriault-267; Frank G. Robinson – 206 For information, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 747-2918.


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Computer classes PICASA for Seniors — Photo Organizing and Editing, will be held Tuesdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The instructor is Scott Minor. In this class learn how to manage photos and improve and retouch photos, use facial recognition to locate photos, create collages and web photos, make a gift CD, create videos,

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Scoring King: Senior sets school record By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

With several games still yet to be played, Daquan King has become the Plainville High School soccer program’s all-time scoring leader. The senior forward netted his record 58th career goal last week in a 4-1 victory over Bulkeley. King finished the game with a hat trick, bumping his season goal total to 18. “It means a lot to me to be one of the elite players to come through the Plainville High School system,” said King. “To achieve this is something I’ll treasure forev-

er; past high school, college — forever.” PHS soccer’s previous scoring champ, Alyssa Martino, now plays for Providence College. “It was definitely on my mind this season. I knew I had the opportunity,” King said of eclipsing Martino’s mark, set in 2009. “I just worked hard, scored goals, and I’m glad that I reached it.” He has garnered a lot of praise over the years, but King knows his success hasn’t come without help. “I wouldn’t have done it without them,” he said of his teammates. “They give me

The beat goes on The Plainville High School boys soccer team downed host Maloney, 2-0, last week to improve to 9-2 on the year. Shane Pugliese and Allen Mehmedovic took care of the scoring against Maloney. Heading into this week, with just five regular season games remaining, the Blue Devils appear poised to repeat as Central Connecticut Conference South Division champions, and to garner a high seed in the upcoming CIAC Class M state tournament.

the ball. They help me on the field and off the field. I’m thankful for that.” King earned a starting varsity spot as a freshman, and has gone on to achieve AllState and All-Central Connecticut Conference accolades. Last year, King helped lead the Blue Devils to the CCC South Division championship, the team’s first conference title in more than 20 years. The senior captain discussed the secret of his success. “Just the hunger and the state of mind when I’m in front of the goal. I don’t panic,” said King. “I always try to stay in the mix and always try to score. I always try to do something different, keep up to date on my stuff. As you can see, it’s been working out.” Defenses have keyed on King since his sophomore year, but he isn’t bothered by the extra attention. “It’s harder. But I enjoy a challenge,” he said. “I try not to stay in one area all the time. I

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The Plainville High School girls soccer team topped visiting Maloney, 5-1, Monday to punch its ticket to the upcoming CIAC Class M state tournament. The Lady Blue Devils, spurred on by three goals from Lexxi Carroll, improved to 7-4 with the victory. A team must win at least 40 percent of its 16 regular season games to qualify for the tournament. This year will mark the PHS girls soccer program’s eighth straight postseason appearance. Pictured: Plainville’s Danielle Angelillo navigates a crew of Berlin defenders during a recent match up.

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Daquan King scored his 58th career goal last week, a Plainville High School record. move side to side, make darting runs, come from the midfield. I do all these things that no one will recognize. That’s why it’s so hard to mark me.” With the end of his scholastic career in sight, King said the experience has

gone by too fast. “I’m going to miss it when I leave,” he said. “I’ve had some great times here, but I look forward to the future.” King plans to continue his career at a NCAA Division I or II school.

Execution problems doom gridders in Week 5 By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen It will be a long week of practice for the Plainville football team. Not only do the Blue Devils have to prepare for tough Northwest Catholic (4-1), there was a common theme in their gut-wrenching 21-20 loss at Rocky Hill Friday. “It’s very tough to win football games when you don’t execute,” Plainville coach Chris Farrell said. “Our defense played pretty well. When you cause five turnovers and don’t win, you’re not doing something right. We had opportunities to put the game away and we didn’t step up.” The Blue Devils fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter, but seemed to have wrested control of the game in the second. Adam Foster, who led the way with 110 yards rushing for Plainville (3-2),

ran nine yards for a score to tie the game. After a fumble, Kevin Waite scored from 10 yards to give the Blue Devils the lead, and a blocked punt set up Chris Kuzia’s 5-yard touchdown run. “I thought we were well on our way,” Farrell said. Plainville did not have a full, twotouchdown lead though. The last extra-point was blocked and the Blue Devils held a 20-7 advantage. It would prove critical. “The biggest thing we talked about all season is you can’t take things like that for granted,” Farrell said. “I think our extra-point team did that. Every one of them could have been blocked.” Rocky Hill (3-2) battled back to take the lead before the end of the half. Greg Marzilli ran 29 yards for a

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 20, 2011

Team makes up for in heart what it lacks in numbers By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

They think they can. They think they can. Its roster shaken by illness, the Plainville High School girls swim team still has managed to keep its head above water this fall. The short-handed Lady Blue Devils rattled off four victories in a row recently to improve to 5-4. The locals knocked off the Hartford co-op, Platt-Meriden, East Hartford and Bristol Eastern during their hot streak. “The numbers have been down, so it requires everybody to push themselves,” said PHS coach Randy Doucette, who has had as few as 11 athletes in action. With numbers so low “they

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Last week, Megan Farmer, pictured, and the Plainville High School girls swim team climbed over the .500 mark.

have to swim at their best. You can’t have a bad day. Everybody has to produce,” the veteran coach added. Against Bristol Eastern, Plainville trailed heading into the final two events. Doucette acknowledged it would have been easy for his girls to “give up” that day.

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possible to keep Kayla Quealy away from the pool. Even suffering from debiliPlainville High School tating back pain, the team girls swim coach Randy captain wants to be in the waDoucette said it’s nearly im- ter. “She’s almost insistent that she’s still going to swim meets,” Doucette said of Quealy, plagued by protruding discs in her spine. “She’s swimming through the pain every meet. After every meet it takes her a day or so to recover. And she volunteers for it.” A lifelong swimmer, Quealy’s back problem has gotten worse since arriving at PHS. At one point this season, Doucette thought the senior would have to hang up her swim cap for good. But Quealy had other ideas. “This is what she wants to do,” said Doucette. “You can’t tell her to stop.” A freestyle swimmer, Quealy competes in meets, but practices sporadically in order to rest her back. However, even when she doesn’t practice, she attends the workouts. “She’s there every day,” Doucette said of the captain. “We just are very extra cautious on how we use her. The rule is, if I say she can’t practice on a certain day then she can’t practice. She’ll try to practice when I know she’s not ready. She just wants to be in the water.” Thankfully it appears Quealy’s back issue will not HOURS: M-F 9:30-9 SAT. 9:30-6 SUN. 11-5 worsen with age. By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen






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“But they didn’t. And they don’t.” The East Hartford meet was another hard-fought victory. That was a back and forth affair. “They’re a competitive bunch of girls,” Doucette said of his troops. “They’ve developed that attitude where they’re just going to lay it all on the line, and what

happens happens.” With such a small contingent to work with, Doucette has had to move team members into events that are new to them. The Lady Blue Devils accept the situation. “They just go along and do it. Everybody






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understands,” said Doucette. “We don’t have the luxury of getting them ready for an event. You have to just put them in it.” The coach listed Jen Heslin, Morgan Lacombe, Emily Zuckerman and Megan Farmer as team members who have done well in unfamiliar events. With numbers so low, newcomers are counted on to produce as well. “They got put into the fire right away,” Doucette said with a laugh. “They didn’t have a choice.”

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of 50 teams. The Blue Devils went on to defeat Bulkeley last week in their regular season finale. Plainville was slated to return to Wickham Park Wednesday for the Central Connecticut Conference championships. Heading into the event, the locals were second in the CCC South. Against Bulkeley, Plainville’s Isabella D’Onofrio notched her first career top finish. Due to low numbers, PHS is unable to register a team score on the girls side, but D’Onofrio has persevered, and was expected to have a good day at the CCC championships. “She is coming into perfect form at the right time,” said Berard. — Nick Carroll


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touchdown and Troy Syme connected with Jordan Labossiere for 27 yards and a score. Marzilli made both extra points for the lead. “That was a missed assignment and I thought we should have had the quarterback sacked,” Farrell said of the TD pass. “We didn’t keep our heads up.” Plainville still had a half of football to get the lead back, but could not put any points on the board. The Blue Devils had a costly holding penalty and fumbled one chance away, but drove to the Rocky Hill 9-yard line with 10 minutes to go before being stopped on fourth and two. Farrell credited Rocky Hill’s defensive line for making Plainville’s offensive line uncomfortable. “I watched it 100 times on tape,” Farrell said. “The play was there, we just didn’t execute.” The Blue Devils’ defense gave them a chance to win it. Safety Brian Lister led the way with a single-game school record 14 solo tackles.

very prepared, chomping at the bit, to go out and compete.”

That didn’t happen. However, Compson was pleased with the passing work he got from Alle Caponigro and Alicia Gorski. The Plainville High School cross country team competed in the Wickham Invitational recently, and coach Shaun Berard pointed out it wasn’t a memorable day for his troops. “Wickham did not go great for us. I take some of the blame for this,” Berard said, adding that he worked his guys too hard just days before the meet. “I also should

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Jenna Florance, pictured, and the Plainville High School volleyball team are headed back to the state tournament.

have instructed them to go out much faster in the first 300 yards to beat the crowd to the first trail (at Wickham). Just about everyone got stuck in the pack and got slowed up at the beginning. By the half-mile mark, I knew we were in trouble.” Still, the Blue Devils managed to turn in some solid performances. Plainville’s Nick Giuliani surged ahead of more than 100 runners over the last two miles of the race and landed in 72nd place. “I know he was disappointed with that performance,” Berard said, “but he recovered well after the first mile.” The Blue Devils’ Bryan Salazar crossed the finish line in 57th place. Teammate Gunner Hoffman was 25th. Plainville finished eighth in the unseeded division out



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Craftsman’s talent transforms fine wood into furniture, now at library By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

After decades of owning a successful flower business, John Bresnahan never thought his woodworking talents would become a passion. That was before he retired. Now, primitive-style furniture crafted by Bresnahan is getting noticed, most recently at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., where it will be on display until the end of October. The craftsman spends hours each day in his workshop in his Southington garage creating rustic benches, jelly cupboards, tables and heritage trunks. If someone suggests an item or requests a piece of furniture, Bresnahan immediately gets on task with myriad ideas. He gets inspi-

ration many places: historic homes, books and museums such as Sturbridge Village. He does not make copies of these items; he transforms them with his own unique style. Starting with a basic design, he builds the piece then finishes it in numerous ways according to a customer’s request or what he thinks will work best with the materials. The tops to coffee tables, stools and other furniture have been left plain, painted, stenciled, illustrated with rustic themes or even woodburned with designs. Bresnahan gave away his first creations as family gifts, shipping handcrafted benches for weddings and bridal showers to as far as Kansas and California. Generous as it was, it didn’t take long to realize that was getting expensive. He be1220796


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John Bresnahan stands with some of the furniture that he made and is on display at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. A reception for the exhibit will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. gan receiving requests for custom orders from friends and neighbors. “The more I did, the better I did,” Bresnahan said. Working in a “primitive” style appealed to him, he said, because “I’m not a finesse-type of person; I’m a meat and potatoes type of guy. Rustic ended up being

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Northwest Catholic will make for another difficult test Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in West Hartford. The Indians handed Berlin its first loss, 20-3, last week and their lone loss was at Bloomfield, 29-28. “Northwest Catholic is a very disciplined, wellcoached team,” Farrell said. “We need to make sure the execution problems we had last week go away. They have two excellent running backs and we have to make sure we do our jobs. “Our players work really hard. It’s just a matter of when they are knocking at the door they need to put it away.”

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College fair at high school Plainville High School will be hosting a college fair

for sophomores, juniors and seniors on Friday, Oct. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to learn about programs offered by more than

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On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., William Toffolon Elementary School, 145 Northwest Drive, will be having their annual Fall Fair. There will be food, games, crafts, cupcake decorating and basket raffles. This

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 25, 26, and 27 will be shortened days at the Plainville elementary schools due to parent conferences. Lunches will be served. Elementary school hours are as follows: grades 1


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available to current and prospective Pre-GED/GED students in the Plainville Adult and Continuing Education program. On a monthly basis, one-30 minute GED Connections Math instructional video will be shown at Plainville High School, followed by a Pre-GED/GED program and GED Test regis-

tration informational session. Math videos were furnished last yea by a generous grant from the Elizabeth Norton Trust Foundation. The first film in the series, “Passing the GED Math Test,” will be shown Oct. 26, noon, in the adult education office at Plainville High School. Pre-registration is required. Call the adult and continuing education office, at (860) 793-3209.

Dessert showcase The Plainville High School Class of 2012 will present “A Sweet Affair Dessert Showcase” as a fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 21, 6:30 to 9 p.m., in the PHS cafeteria. There is a charge to attend. This culinary experience will feature local dessert designers and their creations with samples of cupcakes, cakes, coffees, cookies, ice cream, and organic and gluten-free products. Attendees will be able to sample, purchase or order confections. The ticket price includes sampling 10 dessert creations of choice and a door prize ticket. Proceeds from this showcase help defray the costs of the Class of 2012. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Barbara, at (860) 276-1755; Cathy, (860) 748-2006; Chris,

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Historic center hours New schedule for the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., now through November is. center tours and gift shop: Wednesday and Saturday, noon to 2:30 p.m.; office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon. (860) 747-6577. Information: (860) 747-6577. Regular story times — Regular weekly story times are under way at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St.: Mondays at 11 a.m., Wild Ones: for 1-yearolds and their caregiver, babies welcome; Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., Just for Me story time: for 4- and 5-year-olds, kindergarteners welcome; and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., pajama story time: for ages 3 to 6, children may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed friend; Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Two’s and Three’s, for children and caregivers, siblings welcome. Information: contact the children’s department at (860) 793-1450.


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 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. Grandparents raising children — Grandparents / Relatives Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. This support group provides information, support and an opportunity to meet other grandparents with similar needs. Refreshments are provided and childcare is available. Call the senior center to register, (860) 7475728. Knights of Columbus — The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 3544, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the

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Bake sale — The dancers in the Dance Competition/Performance Team at the Dance Xpressions Dance Studio, 101A E. Main St., will have a bake sale fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Wal-Mart, Route 6, Bristol. Proceeds help defray costs of upcoming dance competitions and performances. Fall fair — On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Toffolon Elementary School, 145 Northwest Drive, will be having its annual Fall Fair. There will be food, games, crafts, cupcake decorating, and basket raffles. This event is open to the public. Historic center — See listing at top of calendar.

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Youth bands — Hard Water (Southington youth) and Regarding the Ordinary (Plainville youth) are doing a show at Zen Bar, 317 Farmington Ave., in Plainville, on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 7 p.m. This show is open to the public and younger participants must be accompanied by an adult. There is an admission charge at the door.



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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 20, 2011 it’s out of line the way the economy is now.” Domenick D’Onofrio agreed, saying the administrators would get paid too much with too many paid days off in sick, vacation and holidays. He also said the nolayoff clause should be removed. “Nobody on Earth is guaranteed no layoffs, this was a mistake,” D’Onofrio said. “I don’t know whoever put this

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said he thought the contract was unfair and hopes the council does not sign it. “People on social security haven’t gotten any increases in their social security in at least two years,” Kisluk said. “Things are tough, administrators are the highest paid people in the system. I think

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provisions that have a monetary value attached to them which I think would be useful for the council and for the public to understand what the total contract value is for [both contracts].” The council approved unanimously to set the sewer usage fee at a rate increase of 0 percent. The council also unanimously approved motions to consider disbanding the Solid Waste Sub-committee and to consider “Ordinance Providing Abatement (Deferral) of Residential Property Tax for Persons of Limited Income.”

Sept. 29 David A. and Mary Jean White to Elexis Cheatham, 2 Wainwright Ave., $111,900. Alliance Energy LLC to Anthony’s Service Station Inc., 136 E. Main St., $695,500.

Oct. 11 Thomas R. Maguder to Lon P. Visathep, 209 Trumbull Ave., $187,000. Joe Priester to Thomas and Renee Lewicki, 14 Geneva Ave., $223,000.

55 and Older Active Adult Community 11 Pine St., Plainville - 860-410-9828 -




PARC seeks nominees

PARC, Family-Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, is seeking nominees for its annual John P. Sullivan Service Award. This award will recognize an outstanding individual who demonstrates initiative, sustained commitment, impact and innovation in reaching out to the community on PARC’s behalf. Criteria includes: nominee contributed a needed service; nominee’s involvement was voluntary or above and beyond expectations; nominee initiated new programs or activities; used new methods to solve problems; nominee accomplished desired results; the activity or service produced positive changes and provided good example; and amount of time devoted to the activity or service was significant. Deadline for nominations is Nov. 1. For more information or to receive a nomination form, call (860) 747-0316.

Tomasso Park friends

Last chance to own the Guilford Ranch Model Home! Nestled on a cul-de-sac with a walkout basement leading to wooded area. First floor master suite, fantastic open layout, granite kitchen, fireplace and more. Ready to go at $329,900.


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Friends of the Tomasso Nature Park meet every Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the nature park off Granger Lane to continue cleanup and maintenance. If anyone would like to come and contribute whatever amount of time they wish, call Sue, at (860) 7478996.


Thursday, October 20, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen


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LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT At its October 11 2011, regular meeting, the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decisions: APPROVED a zone map change for Carriage Services of Connecticut, Inc. from R-10 (Residential) to GC (General Commercial) for property located at 48 Broad Street, effective 11/4/11. APPROVED a site plan modification with modification for Carriage Services of Connecticut, Inc. to reconstruct garages with associated pavement and drainage improvements for property located at 48 Broad Street. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 12th day of October 2011

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LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS The Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals conducted a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 and rendered the following actions: Application #11-10-01, Oak Land Developers, LLC –Approved a variance to section 2.04.C.1 of the Planning and Zoning Regulations to vary the requirement that residential units in a mix use structure be on the upper levels to permit the construct of one residential unit on the ground floor at a property known as 203 East Street. Application #11-10-02, John Pina of 75 Prentice Street – Approved a variance to Section 1.03.B of the Planning and Zoning Regulations to reduce the minimum front yard setback requirements along Forest Street from twenty four (24) feet to seven (7) feet for a property known as 75 Prentice Street. Application #11-10-03 The Car Doctor of 308 East Street - Approved a location approval for a Used Automobile Dealership as required by Section 14-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes for property located at 195 Whiting Street. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 12th day of October. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals


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LEGAL NOTICE INLAND WETLANDS AND WATERCOURES COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville CT on the following item: Inland Wetlands Text Amendment by the Plainville Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission requesting to revise sections to comply with statutory changes effecting use of natural water bodies for fire protection, permit timeframes, and permit extensions. The file is available for public inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office and at the Department of Technical Services in the Plainville Municipal Center. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications may be received. Any person requiring special assistance in order to attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call the Department of Technical Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, October 28, 2010. Respectfully submitted, Laura LaCombe, Secretary Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 6th day of October 2011 AUTOMOBILES

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LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE The Plainville Town Council, sitting as the Plainville Water Pollution Control Authority, adopted on October 17, 2011, in accordance with Section 7-255 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the following sanitary sewer user charges:

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LEGAL NOTICE INLAND WETLANDS AND WATERCOURES COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville CT on the following item: Inland Wetlands Text Amendment by the Plainville Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission requesting to revise sections to comply with statutory changes effecting use of natural water bodies for fire protection, permit timeframes, and permit extensions. The file is available for public inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office and at the Department of Technical Services in the Plainville Municipal Center. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications may be received. Any person requiring special assistance in order to attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call the Department of Technical Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, October 28, 2010. Respectfully submitted, Laura LaCombe, Secretary Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 6th day of October 2011

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BUICK LACROSSE 2008 CXL, Leather, 10K. $19,292 Stock# C7208 (203) 237-5561

Cadillac Seville SLS 2000 Luxury Sedan, 8 Cyl, Auto Stock #5538B $6,995

CHEVY CAVALIER Z24 2000 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,688 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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JAQUAR 1990 XJ-12 Convertible 45,000 MILES. 1 OWNER. EXCELLENT CONDITON! NEVER DRIVEN IN SNOW $9,000. CALL 203-206-7305

KIA Sportage 2000 Very clean, 4wd, $2950 VOLVO Cross Country Wagon 2001 - AWD, $3650. (203) 213-1142 LEXUS ES330, 2006 “Black Diamond” Edition, 61,000 miles, Excellent Condition, $16,500. (203) 584-4468

TOYOTA Tacoma Pickup 2003 2.7L, access cab, SR5, bed liner. Cruise, tilt, auto, 60K miles, low use, grandpa's truck! $14,000 OBO. 203-4409963


JEEP Wrangler Sport 2004 SUV. 4x4. Auto. Black AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. ABS brakes. Dual airbags. Soft Top. Roll bar. Very clean. Low mileage, 50,0000 miles. $14,000.00. Call 860-982-2768

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Jeep Liberty Sport 2006 4x4, Champagne, tan int., roof rack, full-power, am/fm/cd, POWER SUNROOF, 76k miles. Traded for 2011 Tucson! SALE PRICE $10,990

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


JEEP Cherokee 2001 - Grey, Very good condition. 148,000 miles. CD player, 2nd owner. Perfect winter vehicle. Asking $3750 or best offer. Call (203) 537-0037

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

PORSCHE Boxter 2000 Black Convertible. 30k miles. One owner. Brand new tires. First $13,000 buys it! (860) 246-0613

FORD TAURUS SE 2006 Cranberry, tan leather, power seat, clim. ctrl., full power, cr/tlt., am/fm/cd, LOW, low 51k miles. Traded for new Elantra! Asking $10,990


CHEVY Camaro 1968 Call 203-915-9856

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NISSAN Murano 2009 SL, AWD, Leather, Sunroof $26,991 Stock# C7234 (203) 237-5561

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Toyota Sequoia 2003 RARE SUV! SR5, 4WD, Champagne, Tan Leather, Pwr. Sunroof, p/w, p/l, p/htd Mirrors, am/fm multi-cd, Roof Rack, Running Boards, Fog Lights, Auto Climate Control, LOADED! Not another one around! Only $13,990!!! (Under 100k) Stock# 111026A

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN FORD ESCORT 2002 $3,288 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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OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 1999 $2,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

D o d g e A v en g e r 2010 Stock #189432B (203) 630-0088 CHEVY Silverado LT 2006 Crew Cab, Low miles! Fully Loaded! Extremely Well Maintained. (203) 440-9382 DODGE Caravan Grand Voyager 1996. Automatic, V6, 3.0. New engine with 80k miles. $1300 or best offer. Call (203) 9091642. Please leave a message!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431

AUTO PARTS LEER Cap with racks. Fits Toyota Tacoma or any 6 ft. bed. $300 or best offer. Serious buyers only! Call (203) 284-8423

CAMPER & TRAILERS 1999 Southwind Motor Home 35 ft, V10 Ford Motor. Sleeps six. Awning. Call (860) 628-9545

PETS & LIVESTOCK (2) 2 year old female cats free to good home Please call 203269-0212 BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Rottweiler, Pekingnese, Poodle, Shih Tzu, German Shepherd, Min-Pin & mixed breeds. $250+. Call 860-930-4001


Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Home decor/furnishings New Fashion Jewelry & Charms Locally Handcrafted Items Truly Affordable, Truly Unique 30 Day Layaways Available M-F 10:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-2 COLONIAL Hutch, perfect condition. Must see. $100 firm. Call (203) 269-9755

FREE Couch You pick it up! Maroon color. Good condition. Call (203) 235-2318 FREE Crib, Child’s desk, Living Rm, Rocker, Dining Rm Table & Chairs, Leather Recliner, Tape Deck Cabinet. (203) 294-9696

GROOMING - $35 Includes cut, shampoo, nails & glands. Pick up & drop off available. 860-930-0663

LOVE SEAT Oatmeal color. Excellent condition. $75. White Storm Door with hardware built in screen 36” Wide. $75. (203) 265-3192 MOTORIZED LIFT Chair- 1yr old. Like new. Wood Desk w/drawers on both sides & chair. $50 for both. 330-4146089

2 35MM film cameras with lots of accessories. Excellent condition. All for $60. Never used tub/shower transfer bench w/attached back support. Paid over $100. Will sell for $35. (203) 235-4734 8 horsepower Yard Man leaf blower for sale. Asking $250. Please call 860-621-2685.

CHIMNEY BRUSHES 12 and 6 inch. $10 each Call (203) 269-0750 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593

LAWN & GARDEN FREE- Beautiful large Boston Ferns, indoor plants, 203-2650342


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407


CHESHIRE: Lg downstairs 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Rt 10, minutes from I-691. Outside patio, on-site laundry, off street parking. $850.00, incl. heat & hot water. Sec. & references. No pets. Call 203-583-6943. DURHAM 2 BR Apartment. WD hookup. No pets. No smoking. $750/month. Plus utilities & heat. 203-641-6567

Flanders West Apts PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144


MOVING SALE! Pool table, regulation size, $1000 firm; Budweiser pool table light, $500 firm. 3 pc entertainment center, Brazilian wood, orig, $1500; asking $475/bo. Call 203-213-0873 ONKYO HT-R560 7.1ch Home Theater Receiver. 75 Watts /Channel. Excellent Condition. I Purchased a new Receiver capable of supporting 3D video. $99. OBO 203 915-4183

STEEL BUILDINGS Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900 81x130 – Reg $121,500 Now $103,900 Source # 1N0 866-609-4321



BROYHILL living room set. Includes Entertainment Center (up to 37” TV), Coffee Table and 2 End Tables. Pieces are in very good condition, cherry wood. $600 or best offer. Please call 860/276-7078 for details.

ALL HARDWOOD SUPER CLEAN Seasoned Firewood. Pick up or local delivered $230 /cord. Discount over 2, $145 half cord. (203) 631-2211

SEASONED FIREWOOD $200 per cord.

(860) 595-4159

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 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 Equip. 860-707-9350

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108

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

203-235-8431 WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359


L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1575 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688


SOUTHINGTON 2 BR., 1 1/2 bth Townhouse; c-air; basement; w/w carp; private deck; no pets. $1100/mo. 860-628-8811

New Britain Newly constructed 2 bedroom apts for active adults over 55.

$900-$925. Fully applianced with washer/dryer. Wall to wall carpet, central air, parking garage, community room, elevators.

FIRST MONTH RENT FREE! Please call 860-257-1330 or 860-223-0546


Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711



FREE Kittens- 3 Males 5 months. 2-BLK/WHT 1-Grey. Call or text Jeff 203 668 0879

SEASONED hardwood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in (mostly 18). $225/cord; $145/half cord. 203-294-1775.

COUCH Opens to bed, dark royal blue. $65 can deliver. 860-682-4435

WASHER & Dryer $100. Excellent condition. Call (203) 238-2822

FALL HORSEBACK RIDING Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600


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HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 2 bedrm 2nd floor, off Street parking, $750. plus security, on Vine Street. Call 203-427-3566 MERIDEN - Cook Ave. 3BR remodeled 3rd flr. New carpet, new paint, Off-st-parking. Sect 8 approved. $1250/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park . Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. From $845/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2nd Fl. Prescott St, 2 family house. Off st parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. Call (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR plus spacious loft. 2nd floor. Nicely remodeled, off street parking, quiet neighborhood. Incl. appliances & utilities. No pets. Security deposit & ref. $850/mth Call 203-630-3441. MERIDEN 1 Large BR with a small room. 1st Floor. $675. ALSO, 3 BR with 2 baths, 1st Fl $925. Hdwd flrs. No pets. (203) 500-9080 (203) 235-5364 MERIDEN 1st fl, 2 bd rm, newly renovated, closed in front porch, off St. park, fenced in yard, laundry rm in basement. 54 Arch St. $700.00 per month, Section 8 welcome, sec. + Credit ck, no pets. (203) 537-1772 Lisa MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment. Recently Remodeled. New windows. Stove & Refrigerator. Heat& HW included. $750/ month. 1 mo sec. 203- 671-8291 MERIDEN 3BR, 1st flr apt, newly remodeled. Front porch, off st. parking. W/D hookup. $975 + sec. 63 Wood St. Avail. immediately. Call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 3 BR. Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrig. $1000/mo + sec. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Section 8 approved. 860-347-2992 MERIDEN Available Nov. 1 3 BR, 2nd Fl Apt. Owner occupied. Gas heat. $900/month. No smoking. (203) 235-8087

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN One 4 BR Apartment. Stove & Refrigerator. One 7 Rm Apt. 1 1/2 baths. Attached Garage Stove & Refrigerator. 203-238-3908 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $625 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 2nd flr, 4 rms, 2 BRs. $800/mo. $1200 deposit. Clinton St. No credit check! John 203-213-7429 MERIDEN- Move In specials. Ask for details. Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- VERY SMALL Studio Apt - All utilities included. $425/mo 2 month’s security. Call for info: (646) 345-2636 MERIDEN-1BR apt, $700 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-1BR, 2nd flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $600 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN-1BR, 2nd flr, new appls. Remodeled. 28 Summit St. Pets welcome. $650/ mo+sec. & 1st mo. rent. Available 11/01. Call 203-887-5540 MERIDEN-3BR w/garage in backyd. Clean & quiet dead-end st. W/D included. Heat & HW incld. Great loc! Pet ok. $1,400. Section 8 approved. Call 860-426-9819 MERIDEN-Cottage St, $850, 1st flr, 1 BR, w/d avail, no pets. security & references. Call Andrea at Maier Property Management, 203-235-1000. MERIDEN. 1 & 2 BR apts, and 2 BR Townhouse avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 238-1977 Re/Max Professionals MERIDEN. 4 BR, kit, LR, 2 full baths, w/w carpet. Need references. Section 8 approved. 203-537-9093 SOUTHINGTON - 4rms, 2 BRs, 2nd flr. Newly remodeled. Off st. parking. Central location. $900/ mo. 1st & last mo. sec & utilities. No pets. Background check. Avail. 11/1. Call (860) 681-8316 SOUTHINGTON - Spacious 1BR Apartment w/ extra room. Appl included, off-street parking, washer/dryer hook up. $775.00 $1550.00 s/d 860-681-5233

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN: 2BR APT, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, eat-in kitchen. 270 Elm St. $775 Must see!!! 203-996-9810 SOUTHINGTON - Spacious 2BR apt, new wood flring throughout. Stove, fridge, dishwasher & washer incl. Off st. parking. Quiet area. $890/mo. 1 pet ok. (860) 620-1172 or (860) 384-3675 WALL 1 BR, Kitchen No living room. 34 South Whittlesey Ave No pets. No smoking $575. (203) 907-5824 WALLINGFORD - (1) 1BR & 3 (2) BR aps.. All in immaculate condition. All appliances incl. Some washers & dryer. Priced from $900-$1000. Immediate occupancy. 203-605-2005 WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom, 1st floor, YMCA area, off street parking. No pets. Recently redecorated. $875 + utilities. 203-915-9199 WALLINGFORD - Modern spacious 1 & 2 bedrms, nice area, off st parking. Plus 1 month sec. No pets. Avail 11/1. 203284-2077 or 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD 1BR - Large rooms, 2nd floor of a 2 story house, off-str pkg, avail now, $850/month incl utils. 203-5301840 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 5 Rooms in Two-Family 2nd Floor, Off Street Parking No Pets. Credit Check $850 + utilities. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2 BR apts, 1st & 2nd Floor. Appliances included. W/D hookups. Off st. parking. No pets. Must have good credit. $900 each. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st flr, very neat & clean, Appl., laundry hook ups, off street parking, 1 mo sec., 1 yr lease, $900/mo. N/S. N/P. 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric included. $900. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Pvt entrance. Off st parking. $850/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD So. Whittlesey Ave. 3 Rooms/1 BR. 3rd Fl. Appliances & utilitiess incl. No smoking. No pets. Credit check, sec. & refs. $750. 203-269-8498 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR & 1 BR. No pets/smoking. 3 BR, 2nd flr $1100. 1 BR, 1st flr $875/mo includes heat & hot water. So. Elm St. Stacey 203-265-2713

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sunporch. No pets/smoking. $850/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-213-2054 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN-$100 per week. Clean, safe, 1st floor. Furnished room, utils incl. Share kit & bath. 203238-3369. Leave message. WALLINGFORD. Lovely furnished room. Prestige location. Everything you may need or want. Call 203-269-8166 for details.

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT YALESVILLE Garage for rent. 12’ Overhead door. Close to 91 & Merit Parkway. Call 203-641-4746

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN - For Lease! 1000sf store front on E. Main St. On & Off st. parking. Call 860-5389788 for details.


MERIDEN 2550 SF, 9 Room Brick Cape. Work from home office opportunity in a desirable east side location with easy access to major highways. 4 BR, 2 Baths, LR w/FP. DR, Family Room. Updated Eat-in kitchen. Hardwood throughout. Open porch & patio. Private yard. Over sized garage with full walk-out basement. Spacious & private. Great potential. Open house from 1-4pm Sunday 10/16 and Sunday 10/23 A must see at only $217,900! Call 203-440-3240. Location: 31 Green Road, Meriden, CT

MERIDEN 968 Hanover Road Completly Remodeled, 3 Bedroom, 1 bath, 1 Car Garage. Tiled Kitchen, Stainless Appliances, Hardwood Floors, Cath Ceiling, Fireplace, Bathroom Double Sink, New Gas Furnace. Overlooks Hanover Lake $139,000 860-944-5814


WALLINGFORD-$249,900 4BR 2.5 bath home. Freshly painted interior. Lower level w/spacious FR, bedroom and bathperfect inlaw or tenant set up. Fenced yard. Easy access to major highways. Linda Diana 203-265-5618

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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

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



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


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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193 GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

Junk Removal & Odd Jobs No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110


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

HOME DOCTOR Since 1949. Small to large jobs. Complete carpentry, additions to kits, baths. Credit Cards accepted. Sr. discount. 203-715-8850 #573358 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

T.L.G. LANDSCAPING Curbside Leaf Pickup. Fall cleanups. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/ pruning. Landscape installation. Walkways/patios. HIC # 630132/Insured 860-302-6220 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Gutter Cleaning Top Quality Work. CT Reg #616311 203-213-6528 ACCELERATED LANDSCAPING, INC. Celebrating our 25th year in business! Professional, residential lawn care & landscaping. Call Jim 860-223-3260 HIC #626646



JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! FALL Clean-up & LEAF Removal Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances. Free Est 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139


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

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



HEATING & COOLING LANDSCAPING DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1


ENGINEERING MAJOR Pro Concrete Craftsman Pavers, Ret. Walls Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.

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

LANDSCAPING RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681

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

CARPENTRY J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 THERRIEN REMODELING Garages, Additions, Roofing, Windows, Doors. References, Ins. CT#544609 203-238-9264 Celebrating our 25th Year! MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email: REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107


J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email:

FALL CLEANUPS Starting Now! NORM THE GARDENER CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460

JM LAWNCARE Fall Cleanups, Junk Removal, Snow Removal. Comm & Res. Call for free est 860-796-8168 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

RAINBOW PAINTING Rental Property re-paints, int, ext, commercial. Popcorn ceiling repairs, smoke damage. Powerwashing, wallpaper removal. Quality work at fair prices. HIC#0564831 Scott 203-623-2941


The Powerwashing Kings CRAZY FALL SPECIALS!!!! Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000

SIDING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

SNOW PLOWING ROOFS R US Home Improvement Any type of roof, plus any carpentry. Seamless gutters, siding. Since 1949. 100% financing avail. Credit cards accepted. 203-715-8850 #573358

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn



IF YOU MENTION THIS AD YARD Clean-up & LEAF REMOVAL Clean Estates, Attic, Bsmnt, Gar, Appl’s, Furn. & junk removal. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 FALL Cleanup, powerwashing, gutter cleaning, leaf raking, grass cutting. Reasonable rates Call Doug 860-621-7602 and 860-919-1519 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681

SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203235-8504, 860-223-1197 or


MERIDEN-$315,000 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

Taking commercial & residential estimates for the 2011/2012 season now! Reg #558927 203-284-0137

Show me your estimate. Guaranteed lower prices! Reg #558927 203-284-0137 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455 CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Free estimates, great prices. Call 24/7 203-631-2991 HIC #0631419

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

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

PENQUIN Snowplowing. Book now, forecast is for heavy snow. Res & comm. 45 yrs exp. Walkways cleaned, snowblower used. 203-715-8850.

TILE AGOSTINO’S Tile, LLC Lowest installation prices around. Over 20 yrs exp. Your tile or mine. CT#6069696 Free est. 203 879-8648 or 203-910-9283

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 FREE Clean fill available. Large quantities. Located in Berlin. Call (860) 982-4819 or 860-2233260


SELL. Seller will pay closing fees up to 3% of price. In-town 3BR, 1.5 bath. Renovated 2 story home. ● Walk-up attic/full basement● Detached garage ● All hdwd flrs, updated Mechanicals, Windows, Roof. Move in Condition-Must See to appreciate. Price Reduced. $185,000. Call 203-265-1070


203-799-7731 WALLINGFORD/MERIDEN Line! 2BR, 2 full baths. Deck, storage shed. Everything brand new inside & out! Stable, upscale park - no renters! Great neighbors! Fully furnished, if desired. $55,000. (203) 631-1437



MERIDEN-$284,900. Unique 4BR, 2BA Cape feel of a Colonial, Cul-De-Sac, New SS Appl, Freshly painted open floor plan, first FL Mst, Large BRs. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618


SERVICES OFFERED DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1 MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr Service Benny Medina 203-909-1099

HOUSE CLEANING ANNA’S Special Cleanings Commercial & Residential 50% off 2nd cleaning Call Anna 860-505-7720 POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 RELIABLE, Experienced person to clean homes. Detailed cleaning with a personal touch. Over 20 years experience. Excellent refs. Call Beth (203) 639-1870 KAY & TINA Commercial, Residential, Final Cleans. Disabled reduced rates. Call (203) 935-7237

PAINTING SPECIALS EXT starting $899. INT starting $125 Ceiling repairs/Popcorn Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864


GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, Taping, Painting, Power Washing. Comm/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086


Gonzalez Construction

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

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

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319


GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 TREES R US. Tree removal. Very fair prices. We specialize in removal in hard areas. Prompt service. Credit cards accepted. 203-715-8850 #573358

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen HELP WANTED

Advertising Sales Representative Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Must be highly motivated and goal oriented in a multi-media capacity. In addition to taking classified ads via phone, fax, email and in person, this position also requires contacting local businesses both over the phone and in person for the development of new business. This individual must provide excellent service to our clients selling advertising in our daily and weekly newspapers, specialty publications, and other online products. The successful candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Sales experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate. Hcianciullo@

BUS DRIVERS Now Hiring/Training No Experience Necessary

FREE Training Average 20-35 Hrs Per Week Benefits Available Some Paid Holidays

Call 203-269-4171 Apply online at:

www.durham or in person at: 990 Northrup Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

Customer Service/ Management

ATTITUDE OVER RESUME Fall rush is here & we need you! 25 openings must be filled immediately! ● Customer Service/ Appt Setter ● Manager Trainees Must be 18 or older with good attitude.

HELP WANTED ADMIN ASST - Excel & Word a must. Misc. warehouse duties (lift up to 25lbs). Fast learner, attentive to detail. Data entry on company software-will train. Email resume: nathalie.richard@

DRIVERS: Start up to $.41/mi. Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR Exp. Req. Equipment you’ll be proud to drive! (888)247-4037

Do you have OCD? Have thoughts that you wish you could stop? Feel compelled to do things? Please call about our studies. Earn up to $400. Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 (HIC 614, 2100, 3626)

32hrs/wk. Bachelors Degree req’d, preferably in education or related field. 1yr exp. with school age children; 2+ yrs pref’d. Must have or be eligible for CT Head Teacher Certificate. Must acquire & maintain First Aid/CPR training.

DRIVER With Class A Hazmat, TWIC Card, Medical and Experience. Apply at Tuxis-Ohrs, 80 Britannia St, Meriden.

DRIVERS Lily Dedicated Logistics is one of the top 25 logistics companies in business for over 55 years. We have opportunities in the Cheshire, CT area for Full Time and Part Time employment. Potential applicants must have min. 2 years verifiable experience, pass all DOT requirements, clean MVR. We also send out for your PSP report. We travel the N. England, NYC, NY, NJ, PA, Del. palletized freight, 24/7 operation. Mileage, stop, delay pay, safety bonuses program, salary 42-60K, 401k w/company contribution, vacation, holiday pay, health, dental, prescription and life ins plans. Home Daily late model equipment. If you want to become part of the Lily Team. Please call 203-2715468, fax 203-271-5495, email EOE DRIVERS, part time nights and weekends. Apply in person Hancock’s Pharmacy, 840 E. Main St, Meriden 203-235-6323

Groundskeeper Level 2 Choate Rosemary Hall, a private, co-educational secondary school, has a full-time opening in our Grounds department. Responsibilities include year round school grounds maintenance and the identification and resolution of landscape issues. Regular schedule is 7:00 am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday, with extended hours when necessary, sometimes under adverse weather conditions. Minimum 5 years experience maintaining similar facilities, with excellent customer service skills, horticultural, equipment operation/repair, and automated irrigation systems knowledge required. Current State of CT motor vehicle license and CT Pesticide Applicator’s license required.

(860) 329-0316 LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

Choate Rosemary Hall is an equal opportunity employer. We will contact those candidates whose qualifications best meet our specifications.

HELP WANTED FULL Time 1 yr old teacher with experience needed immediately. Part time afternoon person with exp. Call Michele or Phyllis 203-265-0055, ONLY SERIOUS APPLICANTS APPLY

Education WFC Before & After School Program

Head Teacher F/T

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, including pension plan. Send resume and salary history to C h o at e R o s e m ar y H al l Attn: HR 3 3 3 C h r i s t i a n S t r e et Wallingford, CT o r v i a e ma i l t o h r e s o u r c es @ c h o a t e. e d u



Send resumes to: Women & Families Center ATTN: T. Hunter 169 Colony Street Meriden CT 06451 (203) 235-9297 x131 EEO/AA

ELECTRICIAN Local Contractor ready to hire experienced F/T, E2 journeyman for long term employment. Commercial & Residential jobs. Medical benefits, vac., holidays. EOE. Fax: 203-686-0656 Call 203-2355653 Or send resume to:

HOLIDAY AND PERMANENT HELP START IMMEDIATELY Holiday season is near and we are busy. 20 FT positions must be filled this week. ★ Customer Service ★ Setup/Display ★ General Labor ★ Sales ★ Management Training $500-1200/wk. Call to schedule interview ★★ 203-759-0621 ★★

HVAC TECHNICIAN LMG is a mechanical contracting company based in Middletown CT. Due to recent growth, we are seeking an HVAC Tech. Must have a Mech/Journeyman License and a minimum of five (5) years working experience in high end residential and light commercial (HVAC chiller, plumbing, pipefitting and /or mechanical equipment service) industry. Must also have a valid driver’s license and appropriate license to work with refrigerants. This person must be a selfstarter who can work independently. Satisfactory verbal and written communication skills are required. Send resumes to Or mail to:

LMG, Inc. 811 Middle St. Middletown, CT 06457 IMMEDIATE opening for a Driver’s Helper/Driver Trainee (Class B). This physical position requires an individual capable of lifting boxes weighing 50 (plus) pounds multiple times. Candidate must have a positive attitude as well as a clean legal and driving history. Position also entails efficient communication with customers. Success in this job will lead to driving professional position. Please reply via e-mail with resume or letter of work history to: david.symonds @

Make the world a better place for children! Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. They strive for a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. On behalf of Save the Children, donorworx Inc. is looking for enthusiastic fundraisers for a mall campaign at Westfield Meriden, and Westfield Connecticut Post in Milford to promote Child Sponsorship. The ultimate fundraiser is outgoing, possesses excellent communication skills and has fundraising/sales experience. This contract position begins November 1, 2011 and goes to December 31, 2011 with very high potential of renewal and promotion to Team Leader. $13.50/hr, 20-25 hrs/week. If you are interested in joining the donorworx fundraising team, please visit the Jobs section on Manufacturing Co. seeks exp’d applicants (full time & part time) for the following: CNC operator 1st/2nd shift; CNC Set-up/ operator; Programmer w/ MasterCam experience. Apply to or in person @ Powerhold Inc. 63 Old Indian Trail Middlefield CT. Great wages and benefits. Mechanics

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PALUMBO TRUCKING Experienced Diesel Mechanic & Working Shop Foreman Exp. req’d in all aspects of truck & trailer repair. Assistant Transportation Dispatcher Knowledge of dispatch, logistics, & DOT hours of service are req’d. Travel NE region. Class A CDL Drivers Full Time, M-F with one Sat/mo. Sleepers utilized 3-5 nights/wk. 3 yrs exp. & clean driving record. Email to: or Fax resume to: 203-484-1146 Call (203) 484-9793 Mon-Fri, between 9am-3pm

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented individual for front desk work with good office & keyboarding skills, excellent phone etiquette and knowledge of a windows based computer system. Experience is desired but not required. Part time work. Please email to: donna@

HELP WANTED EMBROIDERY Production Tech Day shift. Great pay. Great working environment. 203-272-3451 GUTTER INSTALLERS Experienced only. (2) forms of valid I.D required. Call 860-829-8881 HVAC LICENSE INSTALLERS Immediate opening. Residential. Min. B/D/S license required. Excellent wages, benefits. Send resume to: No phone calls please. PART TIME TELLER POSITION Wanted Part-Time Teller for Southington Branch Office who is energetic, has strong customer service skills and experience in handling cash. Prior banking experience preferred, but not required. Competitive Wages. Please send resume to New England Bank, P.O. Box 1279, Enfield, CT 06083-1279, Attn: Human Resources or Fax 860-253-4038. All applications and inquiries held in confidence. An Equal Opportunity Employer. PELLET STOVE Installers Wood & gas. Experience required. Call (860) 417-9379 PTE Energy of Plainville, CT is currently seeking: Energy Analyst: F/T. Perform commercial energy audits, analyze & enter data into utility based software. Sales Representative: Generate leads & sales for the utility’s Energy Conservation programs. Pay is comm. based. 860-747-6037 SALES - Motivated person for residential oil & equip sales. Benefits, 401k, medical, dental. drug test. Resume to Helen at Tuxis Ohr’s, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT SERVICE MANAGER w/ S1 lic – for local heating oil co. Exp. in managing service, installs, warranties, & inventory. Must have ability to price & provide quotes for service repair & installations with a high sense of urgency. Salary, Vac, 401K. Please apply to The RecordJournal, Box 20P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450. SERVICE TECH FT position for a Service Technician to repair small electro-mechanical equipment. Applicant must have basic mechanical aptitude, experience reading tech manuals/diagrams, trouble shooting, ability to work with small parts, working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel. Full benefit package available, send resume to, fax# 860-3783965. EOE SHIPPING & RECEIVING busy GM parts dept is looking for an energetic warehouse clerk. Clean driving record a must. Outstanding company benefits, including 401K. Call 203272-0453 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM ASSISTANT Town of Cheshire seeks qualified applicants to fill two (2) vacancies for PT, 15 hr/wk positions. Must be available Friday and/or Saturdays nights and weekday afternoons and evenings. Minimum hourly starting rate of $9.00/hr. Ability to work with youth in a group setting essential. For additional information see the Town’s website Deadline for applying is 10/28/11. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V.

Aero Gear Job Opportunity Aero Gear is a global leader in drive system design and in the manufacture of individual gears and complete gearbox assemblies for the aerospace industry. We are currently seeking highly motivated and talented people to join our progressive organization.

HEAT TREAT OPERATOR - 1st Shift We are currently looking for an individual with at least three years experience as a heat treatment operator with carburizing and hardening processes. Successful candidates must have a high school diploma and the ability to follow detailed instructions. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: using computer controlled equipment and setting times and temperature parameters; loading and unloading batch type furnaces; knowledge of furnace atmospheres and Carburizing processes; hardness testing samples for quality and recording results; check equipment and perform basic maintenance as required. Aero Gear offers competitive pay, 401(k), medical, dental, life insurance, a profit sharing plan, tuition reimbursement, etc., and a 15% shift premium for 2nd shift. Apply in person at

Aero Gear, Inc. 1050 Day Hill Rd., Windsor, CT 06095 Aero Gear is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

ADULTS – PART TIME Come join our fast growing team of adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for an hour to two 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 a permanent route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

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MEDICAL CAREERS Home Health Aides Open House Friday 10/21/11 12:00PM - 3:00PM 210 Pomeroy Ave, Suite 20 Meriden Care for patients in: Meriden, Middletown, Southington, Bristol & Wallingford. Bilingual a plus! English/Spanish needed. Excellent pay & benefits! Contact HHA Supervisor: (203) 599-6070 or Apply On-Line

If you can’t find it in Marketplace, it’s not for sale.

PROCEDURE SCHEDULER Busy multi-physician gastroenterology practice seeking reliable, motivated individual to join our expanding team as a procedure scheduler. Must be available Monday through Friday 1pm – 5:30pm and be willing to travel between Meriden and Wallingford. Experience in a medical practice is required. Interested parties please fax resume to 203-886-0072 Attn: Office Manager.

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> Superfast 1 GHz dual-core processor > Brilliant 4.3” hi-def display

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NEW! DROID X2 by Motorola: $149.99 2-yr price. With new 2 yr activation & data pak req’d.

Any Basic Phone

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LG Cosmos™ 2: $50 2-yr price - $50 mail-in rebate debit card with new 2-yr activation.

Coupon only valid at above location. New 2-yr. activation req’d. Void if copied or transferred. Cash redemption value 1/100th of $0.01. Any use of this coupon other than as provided constitutes fraud. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 10/31/11.

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DROID Incredible 2 by HTC

> Multilanguage capable > Text, picture & voice messaging

> Global Capable > Brilliant 4” super LCD touch screen



LG Revere™: $50.00 2-yr price - $50 mail-in rebate debit card. With new 2-yr activation.

DROID Incredible 2 by HTC: $199.99 2-yr price - $50 mail-in rebate debit card. With new 2-yr activation & data pak req’d.

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*Our Surcharges (incl. Fed. Univ. Svc. of 15.3% of interstate & int’l telecom charges (varies quarterly), 16¢ Regulatory & 83¢ Administrative/line/mo., & others by area) are not taxes (details: 1-888-684-1888); government taxes & our surcharges could add 6% - 39% to your bill. Activation fee per line: $35. IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: Subject to Customer Agmt, Calling Plan, rebate form & credit approval. Up to $175 early termination fee ($350 for advanced devices) & add’l charges apply to device capabilities. Coverage, varying by svc, not available everywhere; see While supplies last. Limited time offer. In CA: Sales tax based on full retail price of phone. Rebate debit card takes up to 6 wks. & expires in 12 months. DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. (c) 2011 Verizon Wireless. All company names, trademarks, logos and copyrights not the property of Verizon Wireless are the property of their respective owners. 4G LTE is available in 102 markets & 80 airports in the US; LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

10-20-2011 Plainville Citizen  

Plainville Citizen published 10-20-2011