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Volume 10, Number 43

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Residents dumped from town’s waste collection service By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Certain residents of Pavano Drive and Shuttle Meadow Road have found themselves no longer included in the Town of Plainville’s automated trash and recyclables collection service. Several residents of the affected area came to the town council meeting on Sept. 19 to voice concerns over some of the apparent confusion. Now a month later, seven households have been offered trash pickup by Latella Rubbish Removal, the town’s contracted company, for a monthly fee of about $23. The reason for exclusion from the pickup is the houses

in question are not technically in Plainville, but are in fact totally in Southington, according to Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee. Essentially, he said since the trash is generated in Southington, Plainville will not pick it up. “We’ve drawn that line by saying if the house is physically located in Plainville, or even if it’s partially located in Plainville, that we will pick up the trash,” Lee said. “But if the house is located in another town, just because they have some empty land in Plainville, we don’t feel that should qualify for getting trash collection.” See Dumped, page 8

Service with a smile

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From left, AJ Paradis, and Josh, Ryan and Alyssa Fontaine prepare to chow down on the pasta supper served by their “Uncle Billy” Gammon at the Plainville Fire Company’s fundraiser on Oct. 22.

Speakers say busway proposal is off track By Ken DiMauro Special to The Citizen

Area residents and officials who are proponents or opponents of the proposed Hartford to New Britain Busway offered their opinions Monday at a public hearing sponsored in Plainville by the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission. The commission is an 18member advisory board to the governor, commissioner of the state department of transportation and the Connecticut General Assembly. Kevin Maloney, chairman of the transit group, said the hearing held at the Plainville Municipal Center originally was designed to offer testimoSee Busway, page 6

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Town’s grant will rehabilitate up to 15 homes in disrepair By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Photo by Ken DiMauro

State Sen. Joseph C. Markley, 16th District, who represents Southington, Wolcott and part of Waterbury, explains his concerns about the busway project to the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission Monday night in council chambers.

Voters’ Guide inside on pages 14-20.

Plainville was named as one of 28 towns in Connecticut that will receive a Small Cities grant for $300,000. The grant is given through Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development. The money comes from the federal level from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant

Program. The grants are given to help provide for economic development, affordable housing, community facilities and other revitalization projects. Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee said the grant will go towards the town’s housing rehabilitation program. Four grants, including this one, have been received since 1999 totaling $1.4 million. Over the last 20 years, he estimated that approximately See Grant, page 5


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spirit Walk brings personas of notable residents to life By Ken DiMauro Special to The Citizen

durance, a “pioneer’s spirit,” Eberhardt said. In the past, the event was held in September and kept as far away from Halloween as possible. While preparing for this year’s spirit walk, the historical society discovered there were other events going on at the designated dates that likely would have competed with it. Moreover, Plainville has endured a very rainy summer and fall, so the decision was made to move the spirit walk’s outdoor location from the old cemetery

to the warm and dry interior of the historic center. More than 40 people attended the sprit performanc-

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Grant to bolster town’s fire prevention efforts

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Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee, middle right, accepts a check from FM Global Manager of Fire Service Programs Michael Spaziani, middle left, along with Plainville Fire Marshal Larry Sutherland, far left, and Town of Plainville Director of Finance Rob Buden, far right. amount. We were very, very pleased, especially in this time,” Sutherland said. “This helps me out and does-

n’t cost the taxpayers a dime. Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, dur-

ing the past 35 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the globe, according to a press release. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Connecticut-based organizations. Through its Fire Prevention Grant Program, FM Global awards grants quarterly to fire departments — as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations worldwide — that best demonstrate a need for funding, where dollars can have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the damage it can quickly cause. “Far too often, inadequate budgets prevent those organizations working to prevent fire from being as proactive as they would like to be,” said Michael Spaziani, manager of the fire prevention grant program. With additional financial support, grant recipi-

ents are actively helping to improve property risk in the communities they serve.” This year in Plainville, funding for the fire marshal’s office was cut in half, Sutherland said, and the grant will make it possible to purchase the much-needed items. Grants are hard to come by that apply specifically to fire investigation, the fire marshal said. He plans to reapply when eligible in three years. “We try to seek out anything we can.” — Robin Lee Michel contributed to this article

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The Town of Plainville has received a $2,515 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. FM Global representatives presented the award on Oct. 13 to Larry A. Sutherland, fire marshal, at the Plainville Municipal Center. The award will be used to assist with fire investigations to help fire investigators more efficiently examine and determine the cause of a fire, according to a company press release. “It’s a very competitive process; there were 350 applicants worldwide. We were very fortunate to be a recipient,” Sutherland said. The funds will be used to purchase equipment that will aid in fire investigation such as a new digital camera, handouts and computer software to recreate fire scenes or preplan fire escape routes in existing buildings. “This covers a good


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Plainville couple, who still feel ‘Puppy Love,’ meet Donny Osmond those of teen idols popular in the 1950s and ’60s such as Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. She wasn’t shy when she spotted Valli once in public; she ran over and kissed him. “I was a fan [of Osmond] in my younger days but was more of an Elvis fan. I saw

By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

When Linda and Carl Paradis met at age 15 and fell in love, some people called it “puppy love.” Matter of fact, the song of the same name that was sung by Donny Osmond and at the top of the charts in 1972, became the couple’s theme song. In August, the husband and wife — now married for 43 years — finally got to tell the renowned performing artist how much that song meant to them. It was an opportunity, Linda said, that she never could have imagined. That was before she won tickets in August from the radio station WRCH 100.5 to see Osmond perform at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. “I thought it would be cool to win tickets for our anniversary,” Linda said. Within days, they were at the theater with 15 other ticket winners to have lunch with the singer and see his concert that night. Beforehand, she bought a

him twice,” she said. Linda said there is still something special between her and her husband, who are parents of two adult children and grandparents to three youngsters. “We try not to go to bed mad, I always kiss him goodnight. We are very compatible. We have a good thing going,” she said.

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Former teenage heart throb and performing artist, Donny Osmond, left, meets Linda and Carl Paradis, of Plainville, at a concert at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. stuffed dog, tied on bags of candy and wrote “Puppy Love” on the ribbon. She gave the pup to Osmond when they met. “He was such a nice man, a people person,” Linda said. “He ate with us, talked to

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The Art League of Plainville will hold its 51st Annual Fall Art Exhibit and Sale at the Plainville Public Library from Nov. 5 to 29 during regular library hours. Each spring, The Art League of Plainville gives a scholarship to a deserving art student from the Plainville High School to help them in furthering his or her art education. On Nov. 12, to help raise funds for the Scholarship Fund, postcard size paintings (approximately 4 inches by 6 inches) will be on sale. Note cards will also be available for sale. Donations to the Scholarship Fund would be welcomed. The show will be judged by Gail Bannock, a prominent watercolor artist/teacher and member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society. Bannock also serves on the Board of Directors of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association and is widely exhibited, having been the recipient of numerous awards throughout the years. The public is encouraged to drop by and enjoy the show while supporting the arts, The Art League of Plainville and the Scholarship Fund. This is a members-only art show and member artwork must be delivered personally on Thursday, Nov. 3, between 4 and 6:30 p.m. only, must be no wider than 32 inches, and must be wired and ready to hang.

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The Plainville Recreation Department and The Plainville Public Library in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Plainville Annual Halloween Party will be held on Monday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m., at the Recreation Department parking lot, 50 Whiting St. Magician Bryan Flint will entertain the group. Costume judging for preschoolers through grade 5 will begin at 4:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the party will end with a parade around the center of town led by The Connecticut Patriots, Ancient Fife and Drum Corps Marching Band at approximately 5 p.m. In case of rain, the party will be held inside the Recreation Department.


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Grant Continued from page 1 70 or 80 homes have been done in Plainville. “People get the money to get code-related work done,” Lee said. “People are required to pay it back when their property is transferred and when the money comes back in, we lend it out to other people who can make improvements to their home.” The grants are given out to low or moderate income families, so there are qualifications to be met in order to receive any funds. Lee said right now there are 28 people on the waiting list to receive money from the grant. “That’s one of the reasons why we got the grant was we were able to demonstrate the need,” he said. Projects can range from getting new furnaces, to roof replacements, to other costly types of home improvement projects. Lee said projects can cost up to $30,000, so he estimated that only about 12 or 15 houses will receive money. “We get to see firsthand the needs that are out there

for people to upgrade their homes and it’s very difficult for some people to find money to replace things like roofs or get new furnaces,” Lee said. “These are critical portions of the home and I think this is a great program to help and assist people to provide the basic code and living requirements.” In a press statement, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the funding program plays a significant role during a time when budgets are stretched too thin, but needs are still there. “For most Connecticut towns and smaller cities, budgets are stretched thin but their infrastructure needs and the housing needs of their residents haven’t diminished,” Malloy said. “That’s why the Small Cities program — and the federal grants the program awards — are so critical. The funding is key to these communities and their efforts to improve the lives of residents through housing programs and community projects.”

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Paul Conte said he was not happy with suddenly not being eligible for trash pickup after being a resident of the town for 15 years. “It feels terrible,” Conte said. “That’s why I won’t vote for anybody in Plainville as long as I’m in Plainville.”

Barbara Zadrowski lives on Shuttle Meadow Road said her biggest complaint was the fact she didn’t receive any notification that her garbage would no longer be picked up. She said when the new trash barrels were delivered for the automated

service, she didn’t receive any, and a phone call to the town revealed she was not on the list to receive the pails. “That was the biggest inconvenience,” Zadrowski said. “If I have to pay for it myself, then I do, there’s nothing I can do about it.” Zadrowski said she immediately took up the offer to have Latella come and pick up the trash for a monthly fee. As far as going to Southington for trash pickup, residents said that’s not really an option since Southington residents have to hire a company on their own for trash collection anyway. Pavano Drive resident Francine Ruck said she has been on the street for three years and took the town up on its offer to pay monthly for pickup because she and her husband “had no choice.”

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Spirit Continued from page 2 next year’s event will take place indoors or return to the cemetery. Williams, the historical society’s expert on AfricanAmerican history, said she enjoys bringing characters and individuals from Plainville’s rich past to life in unusual ways. Louise Harris was a very strong woman. Her husband served in the Civil War in the town that eventually would become Plainville four years after the war ended. Eberhardt, Williams, LaCombe and Bentley all said they found it particularly rewarding being able to connect with residents from the past who were pivotal in helping to make Plainville what it is today. The women all said they were happy to see a good turnout although the event’s location had changed. Eberhardt said she enjoyed researching the life of Wilcox. “These were women with great strength,” both in mind and body. She said the one thing she has tried to do since becoming president of the historical society is try new ways and programs to

Taffie Bentley acts out the life of Lear Green, a runaway slave. The Spirit Walk, previously held at the Old East Street Burying Grounds, was presented at the historic center, 29 Pierce St. bring people in to visit the historic center, which is located in the former town hall building at 29 Pierce St. By

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dumped out on their driveway. “When I came home I saw the policemen with two guys from the company,” Klosek said. “They went, they dumped my garbage on my driveway and they took away the garbage pail.” Klosek said she has lived on Pavano Drive for about 23 years, and never had a problem with her garbage pickup until now. She said the situation is troubling because she is not sure if she belongs to Plainville or Southington now. “We are mad,” she said. “I’m mad, because for so many years we didn’t have a problem. It hurts, because now I don’t know where we belong to, Southington, Plainville, I don’t know. Klosek said she will take the offer to have Latella come and remove her trash for the monthly fee. She said she has garbage, so she really doesn’t have a choice. Lee said there were complaints of residents saying they did not receive garbage pails, and the pails in question that were not delivered were found to be on the properties not supposed to have received any. He said each pail has a serial number on it that matches it up with a par-

ticular house. “What we know is that trash cans that we delivered to other homes in the area were found on their property,” Lee said. “Don’t know how it got there, all we did was return the trash cans that appear to have been on their property that was assigned to other people, and the reason that we know that is they all have numbers on them, they all have serial numbers.” Lee said a trash can was delivered to an unoccupied home at a cul-de-sac and then found on the property across the street where there was not supposed to be a trash can delivered. He said a possible mix-up of can deliveries is not perceived as an explanation for why the cans ended up on the incorrect properties. “The houses are wellmarked down there, so we don’t believe any error was made,” Lee said. “But we’re not going to provide the explanation as to how it got over to the houses, I think only the homeowners know the answer to that question, and regardless of whether it was delivered to their house or not, they weren’t supposed to have one.”

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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.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30

p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Elementary conferences — Thursday, Oct. 27 will be a shortened day at the Plainville elementary schools due to parent conferences. Lunch will be served. Elementary school hours are as follows: grades 1 to 5, 8:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and all-day kindergarten; kindergarten a.m.: 8:50 to 11 a.m.; kindergarten p.m. 11:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Historic center — See listing at top of calendar. Killing us softly 4 — Leah Fosse from the Prudence Crandall Center will host the movie “Killing Us Softly 4” a new, highly anticipated update of Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering series, on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30

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p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. In the movie, Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Discussion will follow the film. This is a movie for upper middle and high school girls, their mothers and grandmothers. Nature park tours — Thursday nature tours at the Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, are not being held at this time.

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Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis

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Food drive — 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. 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. Non-perishable items that are especially needed include laundry detergent, dish soap, bath soap, facial tissue, deodorant, toothpaste and diapers. Furniture exhibit — An open house for an exhibit of furniture handcrafted by Southington resident John Bresnahan will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. The public is welcome to come meet the artisan. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Wounded Warriors Project or Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. To see his furniture, visit www.bresnahanprimitivereproductions.com. Historic center — See listing at top of calendar. Nature park clean up — Friends of the Tomasso Nature Park meet every Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the

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Gloria Dei concert series showcases professionals and youths

The initial concert in the Gloria Dei 2011-12 concert series will feature former Bristol resident Chantele DiBrava and piano artists Maryjane Peluso and Alex Nakhimovsky. An added feature of the event will be the appearance of a youth chorus from the Plainville Choral Society Youth Theater. The concert will be held Friday Nov. 4, 7 p.m., at Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St. in Bristol. There is a charge to attend. For advance tickets, call Gloria Dei Church, at (860) 882-4387; a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Additional information is also available at www.ctconcerts.org . Chantele DiBrava, known while growing up in Bristol as Chantele Doucette, is now an American pop/rock/soul singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after winning grand champion of the television series “Star Search� in 2005. She has gone on to perform across the globe including the 2008 Super Bowl, the 2009 inauguration and shows in Russia and Brazil. She began her music career at an early age first singing with PCS and PCS Youth Theater; in 1993 she toured Russia singing with members of PCS Youth Theater and the Russian singing group SMILE from Novosibirsk, Siberia. She is current-

ly working on a new project that she has dubbed “The American Songbook Series� in which she will be covering songs by greats such as Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin. These songbook-albums will be available during the fall of 2011. Peluso, a native of Newburgh, N.Y., has a music degree in piano from the Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam, and a masters degree in piano performance from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. A committed teacher, she maintains a private piano studio and was an artist/in-

artists such as Jimmy Cobb, Curtis Fuller, Sheila Jordan, Valery Ponomarev, Adam Nussbaum and many others at concerts and festivals such as Russia from 1998 to present, a recording and a tour of Japan with New Japan Philharmonic in 2005, six tours of Japan and 2009 performance in Israel. PCS Youth Theater Chorus will feature area young singers between the ages of 8 and 15 who recently appeared in the PCS Youth Theater Production, “Ziegfeld in Review� and will perform a medley from that performance as well as be “back-up singers� for DiBrava.

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made together with other choristers, Russian and American, in 1993. Nakhimovsky is on the faculty of the Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts in Hartford. He was previously an instructor at the Hartt School of Music. Nakhimovsky has performed as a freelance jazz and classical musician for more than 25 years in a wide variety of musical settings throughout the world, including concerts in Carnegie Hall (2007), Town Hall (2001), Steinway Hall (1998) and Village Gate (1992) in New York City. He has been featured in performances with major jazz

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, October 27, 2011

Church of Our Saviour’s stained glass windows: The Annunciation By Noreen Neuhausser

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the installation of our first stained glass window, The Annunciation, which is located nearest the door as you enter the church from the upstairs hall. If you look at our bell tower, you can see examples of what the original plain glass windows were like as there are some smaller examples still evident. We’ve recently had several inquiries about our beautiful windows which were all created by J & R Lamb Studios of New York. The daughter of the artist who designed the Annunciation Window and possibly three other windows in our church, has provided us with a great deal of information about this amazing woman, Katharine Lamb Tait, granddaughter of the founder of the studio. Recently two people traveled from upstate New York to view and photograph all of our windows. As we learn more about the designer/artist, we can learn more

about our windows. It is true, we do not always see that which is right in front of us all the time but can see differently through the eyes of others. Designed by Katharine Lamb Tait, the Annunciation Window was given in memory of James Elliot by his wife Ella, and dedicated in 1962. James Elliott was a local businessman whose wife was active in the church and the Women’s Groups at COS. The Annunciation Window is located just to the right of the chancel is a prime viewing area for those seated in the front part of the nave. It features the Angel Gabriel bringing the good news of the impending birth of Jesus to Mary. A dove, representing the Holy Spirit, is descending upon Mary while Gabriel holds a white lily, symbolizing Mary’s purity. Beneath the figures is the printed quotation: Hail thou that art highly favored. The Lord is with thee. Noreen Neuhausser is writing arti-

cles about the history of the stained glass windows for the Church of Our Saviour newsletter, “Staff and Trumpet.” Church of Our Saviour is located at 115 W. Main St. Citizen photos by Robin Lee Michel

Right, The Annunciation Window at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., is the first in the series of stained glass windows that portrays the life of Jesus Christ.

Above, the words read “Hail, thou that art highly favored. The Lord is with thee.”

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Obituaries

Mary L. Maxwell, 98, of New Britain, died peacefully on Oct. 12, 2011, at Brittany Farms nursing home. She was the beloved wife of the late Wallace R. Maxwell. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 25, 1913, the daughter of the late Robert and Anne (Thomson) Thompson. She met and married the love of her life, Wallace, and together they started a family. As a family, they moved from Scotland to the United States in 1964. She liked to keep active in the community as a member of the British Overseas American Club in Elmwood and through the Newington Senior Center. She participated in competitive lawn bowling clubs along with playing cards, especially the game of set-back with her friends. Trips to the casino were always at the top of her list and family trips traveling around the country were adventures she enjoyed. Most importantly, she loved her family and she cherished her time with her grandchildren above all. She was a spirited and classy lady who will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. She is survived by her son, Walter R. Maxwell and his wife, Mary, of Plainville; her grandchildren, Shirley Stearns and her husband, Wayne, Christine Maxwell and Linda Maxwell and her fiance, Jim Earl; and her great-grandchildren, Andrew, Elizabeth, Mackenzie, Jessica, Laura, Jake, Katrina and Micala. She was predeceased by all of her siblings. A celebration of her life was held on Oct. 20, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Committal services were held privately and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Bldg. 3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Frederick S. Zalaski, 87, of Southington, died on Oct. 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 greatgrandchildren, 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,

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Edith Romine Edith S. Romine, 87, of Enfield, beloved widow of Harold Romine Sr., died on Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. She was born in Somerset, Mass., on Aug. 16, 1924, to the late Antone and Rose (Oliver) Souza. A resident of Enfield since 1959, she was a member of the Enfield Senior Center. She enjoyed crafts including knitting, crocheting and latch hook, was an avid reader and especially loved spending time with her loving family. She is survived by her children, Harold “Harry” Romine Jr. and his wife, Peggy, of Plainville, Chuck Romine and his wife, Karen, of Enfield, Rose Haiko and her husband, William, of Enfield, and Frank Romine, also of Enfield; five cherished grandchildren, Christopher Romine, Sean Quail, Michael Walsh, David Romine and Tracie Haiko; two great-grandchildren; and a niece, Ellen Frazier, of Bristol. The funeral was held on Oct. 20, 2011, at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, Enfield, followed by burial in Hazardville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to PARC, 23 E. Maple St., Plainville, CT 06062-2313.

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Jean (Chackan) Harting, 69, of New Britain, died on Oct. 13, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus. She was a New Britain native who also lived in Vermont, Ohio and Arizona before returning to New Britain. She attended local schools and worked for most of her life in health and elder care. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family of two sons and two daughters, Debra C. Ventura, of New Britain, Robert Wuchert and his wife, Valerie, of North Granby, Randall S. Wuchert, of Plainville, and Richelle (Harting) Tan and her fiance, Thomas Angelillo, of Middletown; her seven beloved grandchildren; and two sisters, Sandra Young and Lorraine Hinchliffe, both of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Oct. 21, 2011, at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rocky Hill. New Britain Memorial Sagarino Funeral Home,

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E L P SAM Plainville polling places

About the 2011 Voters’ Guide This Voters’ Guide, from pages 14 to 20, is designed to help Plainville voters become familiar with the candidates for town council and board of education. Each candidate was asked to provide biographical and contact information, and The Plainville Citizen posed two questions to each candidate. Written responses, no more than 200 words, were required. The biographical information was edited to fit a standard format. The candidates’ answers were not edited except for spelling. The order of the candidates is alphabetical.

Voter registration

The Registrars of Voters, 1 Central Square, will hold a special voter registration session on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The session 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. The 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.

Absentee ballot procedure

Absentee ballot applications can be obtained by calling the Plainville town clerk’s office at (860) 793-0221, ext. 247 or by stopping by the office, located in the Plainville Municipal Center, during regular business hours, Monday through Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. A printable absentee ballot application is available

from www.ct.gov/sots/LIB /sots/ElectionServices/Elec tForms. Applicants must be a registered voter in the Town of Plainville in order to be eligible to vote via absentee ballot. An application must be completed, signed and submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office before a ballot may be issued. All completed applications should be sent See Ballot, page 20

District 1 Linden Street School, 69 Linden St. District 2 Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St.

District 3 Toffolon School, 145 Northwest Drive District 4 Wheeler School, 15 Cleveland Memorial Drive

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call the Registrar of Voters office, at (203) 793-0221, ext. 255 or 256.

Constables Democrats: John Pater Tony Tarascio Richard D. Ireland Jr.

Todd Cello Republicans: John Wolak Anthony Bartolotta Ezio Capozzi Gail Pugliese

Library Trustees Democrats: Kathryn Lickwar Republicans: Jay Steeves

Candidates’ Profiles Town Council Thomas P. Arcari Sr. Name: Thomas P. Arcari Sr. Office sought: Town Council Party: Unaffiliated Address: 4 Autumn Lane. Date of birth: June 17, 1943 Place: Wa- Arcari terbury Hospital Came to Plainville in: 1948 From: Milldale Occupation: Retired civil engineer

Education: Plainville High School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, bachelor of science civil engineering; University of Connecticut, master of science civil engineering Family: Margaret, six grown children: Thomas III, Jon, Jill, David, Kim, Joel; 11 grandchildren: Audrey, Amy, Kiya*, Tim, Meagan, Alec*, Nora*, Hunter, Tess, Sophia, Avalon * three already attend Plainville schools, others to follow. Elective experience: Served six years on the town council Community activities: Statistician for Plainville High football and softball for 20-plus years, volunteer tutor at Plainville High School for 7 years. How voters can contact

you: (860) 747-0149 or tommagarcari@comcast.net. 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I have the past experience of six years on the council. Running as an independent there are no ties to the existing political parties or special interest groups. My only focus will be on what is right and best for the town and its taxpayers. As a representative of the townspeople I will always be ready to listen to their needs, wants and most important their ideas for solutions to town problems. After all the town belongs to all of us not just the few career politicians sitting on the council. I believe in open honest government that does not atSee Election, next page


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tempt to stifle people’s opinions at meetings and I believe every question deserves a complete and honest answer not double talk. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? The fiscal stability of the town is my first priority. We should adjust our spending to the town’s income – not adjust the income (i.e. raise taxes) to fit spending. The debt service fund depletion and the reduction in the town’s fund balance leading to a downgrade of our credit rating are examples of the fiscal irresponsibility by the present council members. The second priority is to appoint a Charter Revision Commission (not a study group) to fix the problems of the budget vote. The taxpayers should have the final say on the budget not three votes and it’s over. Also, it is time for term limits for elective office. We need to stop career politicians from sitting in office just going through the motions for the political power committees. It is time for fresh ideas in our government. The way to address these issues is to bring them out in the open and discuss solutions while pointing out foolishness on the part of donothing politicians.

Quinn Wazorko Christopher

Name: Quinn Wazorko Christopher Office sought: Town Council Party: Democrat Address: 190 Tomlinson Ave. Unit 16F Date of birth: March Christopher 1, 1980 P l a c e : New Britain General Hospital Came to Plainville in: I am a Plainville native and have resided here my entire life Occupation: Assistant teacher

Education: Bachelor of arts, master of social work Family: Ted Christopher, husband Elective experience: twoyear position as Town Constable Community activities: Plainville Democratic Town Committee; Connecticut Breast Health Initiative fundraiser co-chair; Plainville Lions Club Plainville Pancake Festival volunteer; Leukemia Society of America annual campaign volunteer; Wheeler Elementary School volunteer How voters can contact you: (860) 793-0194; e-mail q w a z o rko @ h o t m a i l . c o m ; facebook – Quinn Wazorko Christopher 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I am a Plainville native who has a history of community involvement. As a longtime, involved resident, I am very familiar with the town’s successes and the issues that need to be addressed. I am a hardworking, committed individual and would bring those characteristics to the job of town council member. I will listen to citizens and work to address their concerns, and work to that end with my fellow council members and the board of education. 2.What are your top priorities and how will you address them? I would want more dialogue with the public to help prioritize town services and their costs to taxpayers. I would also like an objective public forum with the council, school board, town manager and school superintendent to resolve issues and create a more cooperative atmosphere. I support the appointment of a charter revision commission to address concerns regarding the budget adoption process. I would also like to have a discussion on emergency services in town, an issue that has come to the forefront in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, and how to best serve the needs of residents in such situations. I would support more aggressive action regarding open-space preservation, while also reassessing tax incentives to encourage positive grand list

growth. I, like so many others in our town, understand the financially challenging relationship between services and taxes, the critical importance good schools play in making a community an attractive one, and the need to balance commercial development with protecting the environment.

Robert B. Ciotto Sr. Name: Robert B. Ciotto Sr. Office sought: Plainville Town Council Party: Democrat Address: 35 Julie Road Date of birth: Feb. 17, 1962 P l a c e : Hartford Came to Ciotto P l a i nv i l l e in: 1995 From where: Bristol, CT Occupation: Account Manager, United Healthcare Insurance Company, Hartford Family: three children – Robert Jr. (20), Kevin (18) and Justin (11) Elective experience: Plainville Town Council – 2005 to present Community activities: Served on BOE Principal Hiring Committee, Curriculum director hiring committee, Policy and Procedures committee, Inland Wetlands & Water Courses Commission, Member of the Facilities Study committee, Member of several Youth organizations, Plainville Little League, past President of the Plainville Soccer Club, Past President of Political Action Committee for the Linden Street School Referendum, Member of the School Steering Committee, Chairman of the Communications Task Force Sub Committee, Member of the Democratic Town Committee and served on the Plainville Town Council for the past six years How voters can contact you: e-mail robertciotto@comcast.net or ( 860) 978-0476 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I believe I have listened to the citizens’ concerns during the time I served on the

Plainville Town Council and always acted on what was best for the town and its citizens as a whole. As a Council Member for the past six years, I have proven my capabilities and demonstrated my leadership to the taxpayers on issues related to responsible town budgets and improving public education. I will continue to use my strong leadership skills to benefit the people I represent and continue to look for cost saving measures and work with our local commissions on finding ways to attract businesses to Plainville. I promise to continue to listen to all citizens and work with each and every one regardless of political affiliation and will continue to move Plainville forward and unite our community. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? There are many issues very important to our town and our citizens, which need to be addressed. Such as: The budget process and the way the budget is voted on each year. I will focus this term instituting a Charter Revision Commission that will focus on this issue and it will address this item specifically. The budget and voting process is one issue, where our citizens feel their vote does not count. I would like to look into and work with the citizens and get their feedback on what they think this process should be and adjust for the better. I will focus on continuing to work on keeping the honesty, dignity and respect this town deserves and desires. Also adhering to my promise to listen to all view points and will incorporate these into my decision making as one of the leaders of our town. We need to bring back the stability of the Town Council and the Board of Education. Both entities need to work together in unity in order to better our educational process which will serve our town for the better. I will work hard to bring that stability back to our town, schools, and leaders of our community as well as our citizens, while diligently working hard to regain the cooper-

ative relationship between the Board of Education and the Town Council. Our citizens deserve their elected officials to work closely with each other and to resolve issues together so we can continue to make Plainville a better place to live and raise our families.

Richard Drezek

Name: Richard Drezek Office sought: Town Council Party: Republican Address: 1 Mel Road Date of birth: July 16, 1947 P l a c e : New Britain Drezek Came to Plainville in: 1970 From: New Britain Occupation: Vice President/general manager, Schaller Acura Education: New Britain High School, some college at Tunxis Community College and Central Connecticut State University Family: Karen and one son, Craig Community activities: Treasurer Memorial Day Parade Committee, former member of Plainville Volunteer Fire Department How voters can contact you:.rjdrezek@yahoo.com. 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I have 41 years of experience managing a multi-million dollar auto dealership. I have experience in managing payrolls, people, inventories and most importantly taking care of customers. I will try to apply common sense principals in creating a fair playing field for all i.e.: taxpayers, school employees, students and all citizens. Decisions will have to benefit everybody, taxpayers, town employees, the elderly and all concerned. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? — Top priorities are Charter Revision. Try to develop methods to reduce cost by streamlining government and eliminating duplication of expenses.

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— Transparency in government spending. Let’s stop quibbling about who should know what. Let’s share financial information freely, and stop the thought process that we have to keep secrets to keep the money flowing. ‘ — Work out a plan to cap the town landfill. — Develop a plan for the vacant Linden Street School.

Andre J.J. Grandbois

Name: Andre J.J. Grandbois Office sought: Town Council Party: Unaffiliated Address: 42 Maxine Road Date of birth: March 15, 1950 P l a c e : Grandbois Bristol Came to Plainville in: 1976 From: Bristol Occupation: Police officer Education: Some college Family: wife, Christine and daughter, Angela Elective experience: Town Council 2003 to 2005 Community activities: Recreation Department (Pal League 1976 to 1989 started travel teams). How voters can contact you: (860) 747-2668 or ajjg0315@comcast.net. 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? The older citizens of Plainville remember me from 1976 to 2002 as a tough but fair police officer. I was a police union leader for more than half my career and understand the negotiation and arbitration process. I am tenacious as proven in the Charter Revision Commission where having been outvoted 7 to 2 never gave up and got the all-day vote. As a Town Council member from 2003 to 2005 my attitude never wavered. We promised a zero mill rate the first year and achieved that goal. I pushed to consolidate Social Services with Bristol and saved the town money in the process. I

fought members of my own party to start an Ethics Board and was successful. Our bond rating was AAA+. I started the Debt Service Fund to defray the cost of the renovations to the high school and Toffolon. Understanding the BOE financials they received what taxpayers could afford. Plainville citizens know that I will always tell them the truth. Plainville citizens deserved the truth not sugarcoating. I don’t bully people but I do stand up to bullies. The Town Manager should be the informational provider for the Town Council not the council director as it stands today. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? We cannot stabilize taxes until we make Plainville a business friendly community. We cannot keep creating hidden taxes for businesses. Fire Marshal fees and now this new health district consolidation which was supposed to save money are actually doubling the restaurant inspection fees from $150 to $300. How does this help Plainville? I will not start any new projects because the Debt Service Fund was not used properly and our bond rating has slipped dramatically. Yes, this means that our highly paid BOE offices will be regulated to the basement until we get our financial house in order. There are two unfinished projects dear to my heart that I was only able to get my foot in the door. I want to work to clean up the all-day vote process and get an ethics board with teeth so people will volunteer to work on this board. Last but not least open up dialogue with the BOE as these are tough times and we can accomplish more with trust in each other.

Daniel F. Hurley Name: Daniel F. Hurley Office sought: Town Council Party: Republican Address: 1 Cedar St. Date of birth: March 22, 1946 Place: Hartford Came to Plainville in: 1974

F r o m : Southington Occupation: Retired Teamster tractor trailer driver for White Oak. Education: Two Hurley years of college Family: widower, 4 children, 13 grandchildren Elective experience: Town Council Community activities: Memorial Day Association, American Legion, Masons How voters can contact you: (860) 793-0642 or danhurley@att.net 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I will continue to make our government work for people. Keep our services available for all and improve their process. I have worked and will continue to be financially conservative and socially moderate. Finally listening to everyone, not just a select few. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? Total open government for all to see where their taxes are being used. Charter Revision — combining financial departments, finding and answer to improve final vote on our budget. Improve relations between BOE and Council.

Kathy Pugliese Name: Kathy Pugliese Office sought: Town Council Party: Republican Address: 50 W. Broad St. Date of birth: Feb. 18, 1951 P l a c e : Pugliese New Britain Came to Plainville in: 1978 From: New Britain Occupation: At home Education: Bachelor of arts English, Central Connecticut State University Family: husband, Robert; children, Erin, Rob, Vinny Elective experience: twoyear position as Town Con-

stable Community activities: Ten years on Town Council, co-chair of Skate Park Committee, Hometown Connection. How voters can contact you: r.pugliese@snet.net 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? My 10 years of experience as a Town Council member has enabled me to fully understand the role of an elected official. When elected to the Town Council I will represent all the citizens of the town, not just certain interest groups. I believe every citizen must be respected for the right to voice their opinion and I pledge to uphold our charter as our definitive guide to governance. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? Spending, spending, spending … our citizens are experiencing extraordinary financial pressures. Job losses, deterioration of retirement savings and soaring energy costs are exerting tremendous negative forces on the government and its citizens. I will diligently review all contract negotiations to ensure that we empathize with the plight of our community and protect our taxpayers from further economic decline.

Jason Rupaka Name: Jason Rupaka Office sought: Town Council Party: Democrat Address: 92 W. Main St. Date of birth: May 9, 1973 Place: Rupaka New Britain Came to Plainville in: 1999 From where: Bristol Occupation: Pharmaceutical Recruiter Education: Culinary Arts Family (children): Daughter, Josie Elective experience: Two-term Council member, one term Constable Community activities: Relay for Life

How can voters contact you?: Jhrupaka1@sbcglobal.net or (860) 517-6267. 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? As a two term member of the Town Council I have a track record and a history of doing and voting for what I believe is right for our community. I have listened and acted upon the public’s input and individuals who have contacted me with their concerns. I believe I have been respectful and listened to all opinions brought to my attention as each citizen deserves that right. We might not always agree but we can disagree civilly. Given the chance to serve you for a third term, I will continue to stand committed to our town and the citizens of this community as I was sworn to do. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? My top priority is to address the current budget process. It is clear to me that this process is not working. I will stand by a charter revision to change this process. I will respect all opinions and listen to all options and support a system that best addresses the concerns of the people. I believe the current issues between the Council and Board of Education must be addressed and alleviated for the good of our community. Clearly the current direction is not working and only costing the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars to prove this point. I believe the Council and Board must come together and work towards drafting and implementing a set of guidelines and procedures that we both can agree on that will be the standard used in moving forward. I will continue to work with all appropriate others to implement cost saving measures, increase efficiency with the end result always to best serve Plainville.

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Council Party: Republican Address: 55 Fawn Drive P l a c e : Brooklyn, N.Y. Saunders Came to Plainville in: 1987 From where: New Britain Occupation: Computer consultant Family (spouse, children): Wife: Andrea, son, Joshua (25 years old) Elective experience: Plainville Town Council 200911 Community activities: Chairman, Memorial Day Parade, Plainville Republican Town Committee How can voters contact you: scott@scott-andrea.com ; home: (860) 747-8837 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you?· Coming to the end of my first term on the Town Council, I’m confident the citizens of Plainville know that I work very hard to represent them, and that I’ll continue to do so with their support. Between my work on the budget, and dedication to achieving complete fiscal transparency for the taxpayers, I’ll always keep their best interests as my top priority. I’m passionate about representing them, and will do all I can to keep providing town services while minimizing tax increases. This is precisely why Andrea and I have conducted budget exit polls for the past two years. My Council responsibilities include serving as the Council Liaison to the Police Department, Public Library, Economic Development Agency, Aviation Commission, and the Cemetery Association·.· I have volunteered for many additional responsibilities, including serving on the committee that recommended single-stream recycling and automated trash collection, and on the Charter Revision Study Committee. Many people have called me to express their ideas or concerns, and I welcome those conversations so I can

ensure their voices are heard, and their views represented. If I’m fortunate enough to earn their vote on Nov. 8, I will continue to represent them with that same passion. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? Those people elected to the Town Council will face many important issues. While our economy is still showing signs of weakness, it will eventually turn around. Property values will increase again, and people will not have such a hard time finding suitable employment. Until that time, we need to keep spending increases to a minimum and be confident that we can honestly explain to our residents where their hard-earned dollars are being spent. I’m a supporter of Charter Revision because I share the view that the budget referendum process is flawed. I also think we can do more in the way of shared services, including combining the finance departments. This will eliminate duplicated expense and provide the openness and accountability people are demanding. We will also need to address issues such as how to pay. for our recently completed school renovations, and what we can do as a community to help our existing businesses grow and bring in new business. The eventual closing of the landfill will also need to be reviewed. Last, but not least, we need to have an honest public discussion about how the Council and the Board of Education can work towards a more cooperative existence.

Lynn Szach Name: Lynn Szach Office sought: Town Council Party: Democratic Address: 43 Hillside Ave. Date of birth: May 12 Place: Hartford Szach Came to Plainville in: 1989 From where: New

Britain Occupation: Administrator Education: Central Connecticut State University Family: Ben, son; Abby, daughter Elective experience: Six years on the council, two years as vice-chair Community activities: Relay For Life Finance Chair, Plainville Soccer Board How voters can contact you: lynnzy512@aol.com 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? After six years on the council, I still feel that I represent the average citizen in Plainville, trying to balance family, home and work. I understand that we are all affected by the economy and though people may not agree with all my views, I try to make reasonable decisions for the town and all the citizens who live in it. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? One of the top priorities for me, as many of the other candidates is repairing the relationship between the council and the board of education. I am not sure why there is all this distrust of misspending when the BOE members are all taxpaying citizens of our town and have a vested interest on how their taxes are spent too. I think this can be accomplished by communicating, without the threat of “suing” or going to court to get answers to questions. Trying to keep taxes and spending down while preserving town services is always at the top, instituting automated trash and single stream recycling recently is helping with that. I am also hopeful with the next phase of downtown beautification beginning, that we will be able to attract new businesses to our center, generating new jobs and taxes.

Lee Toffey Name: Lee Toffey Office sought: Town Council Party: Republican Address: 112 Diamond Ave. Date of birth: May 11,

1957 Place: Waterbury Came to P l a i nv i l l e in: 2003 F r o m Where: Watertown Toffey Occupation: Administrative Assistant Education: Associate of Science Degree Family: Three grown children: Rob, Sabrina and Kimberly Elective Experience: Plainville Town Council; Former Chairman Republican Town Committee; Senior Vice-President VFW Post 7330 Ladies Auxiliary. Community Activities: Habitat for Humanity volunteer; Relay for Life (West Hartford) participant; Food volunteer for Veteran’s Hospital, Newington. How can voters contact you: towncouncil@plain ville-ct.gov or lee.toffey@ plainvillerepublicans.org or (203) 509-5796 Website address: www.plainvillerepublicans. org 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I ask the Plainville voters for their support in this election for the following reasons: I believe that we can have a lean budget and still provide a great education for our children and services for our citizens. I believe that a plan and concerted effort needs to be made to bring businesses into Plainville to help offset the budget and take advantage of Robertson Airport and our central location. I believe that we should have charter revision to give the citizens more say in the budget. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? My top priorities are: a better working relationship with the Board of Education so FOI complaints will never need to be made again; to be accessible to the citizens of Plainville for their questions and concerns, and to find answers for their questions; and to keep the town and BOE budgets in line and still offer the services wanted

and needed in Plainville.

Christopher J. Wazorko

Name: Christopher J. Wazorko Office Sought: Town Council Party: Democrat Address: 19 Usher Ave. Date of birth: Sept. 14, 1970 P l a c e : Wazorko New Britain General Hospital Came to Plainville in: 1970 Occupation: Stay at home dad Education: Plainville High School, Central Connecticut State University Family: Spouse- Raegan, Daughters- Olivia, Lillian, and Amelia Elective experience: Constable 1995 to 1997; Town Council Member 1997 to present; Town Council ViceChairperson 2000, 2009 to 2011; Town Council Chairperson- 2001 to 2003, 2005 to 2009 Community activities: Team Captain for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Fundraiser 2007, Relay for Life participant- 2005 to 2008, Board of Director on the United Way of West Central Connecticut- 2005 to 2010, United Way of West Central Connecticut Plainville Fundraising Campaign Chairperson- 2006 to 2009, Plainville Lions Club2004 to present, Plainville Lions Club Treasurer- 2005 to present, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign- 2009 to 2011 How voters can contact you: e-mail- cjwazorko@sbcglobal.net or (860) 747-0360. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? Being part of the Town Council the past two years has been a rewarding and satisfying experience. Even though the Council has not always agreed on which way to proceed, I have demonstrated an ability to work with others and to compromise to get things done for the Town of Plainville. While we have accomplished

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Election Continued from page 17 a lot there is still more that we can do. I will continue to look for ways to lower the mill rate and make sure that we only spend what we need and that all taxpayer’s dollars are spent wisely. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? Some of my top priorities over the next two years will be to keep taxes low, look for local or regional sharing of resources, and continue to look for new sources of revenue. Some specific items I want to work on includes; restoring a positive working relationship with the Board of Education, begin a Charter Revision Commission to address the budget approval process, and continue to look for effective cost saving measures. We also need to continue to be diligent in collecting back taxes, working with our state legislatures for increased funding, and securing grants to lower the tax burden on the taxpayers.

Robert Z. Anderson

Name: Robert Zimmer Anderson Office sought: Board of Education Party: Republican Address: 5 East Broad St. Date of birth: Sept. 25 P l a c e : Anderson New Britain Came to Plainville in: 1950’s From: New Britain Occupation: Supermarket store manager and zone manager Education: Plainville High School graduate; Central Connecticut State University, New Britain; Moody School of Accounting. Family: None. Elective experience: Zoning Board of Appeals 10 years; constable for six years. Community activities: Ran sports programs and other programs in town.

How voters can contact you: razimmer54@aol.com 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? — Because we need someone or others to run checks on loans plus cooperate with town government in financial matters. — You as voters are entitled to know where your tax dollars are spent. — Focusing on great use of technologies in schools. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? — To make sure we don’t lose state and federal funding and extending available money wisely. — You as voters should know where your tax dollars are spent and I will try to keep you updated. — It’s time for a change in our board with new faces, we hope to bring a different make-up to the board.

School Board Lisa Buckley Name: Lisa Buckley Office sought: Board of Education Party: Republican Address: 3 View St. Date of birth: April 9, 1972 Place: South Wind- Buckley sor Came to Plainville in: I grew up here Occupation: Assistant customer service manager, Big Y Foods Inc. Education: Associate’s degree in early childhood education Family: Married to Myles Buckley for 12 years; three children, Bryan, Adam and Abigail Elective experience: None Community activities: PTO President at Linden Street School for 5 years; CCD teacher at St. Matthew’s Church, Bristol; team mom for older son’s baseball team; member of the Plainville Little League Auxiliary; and a participant in Community Partners for Plainville

Schools. How voters can contact you: lisasavonct@yahoo. com. 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? Plainville voters should vote for me because I believe in education for all children no matter what. Being a parent of three children in the school system, PTO President at Linden Street School, and a member of the Plainville Community Partners Education, is very important to me. I want the best for the children of the Plainville community. I believe in the basics without the basic principles we have nothing. We need to get the town and its people working together again. Which will not be easy, but we have to in order to get our schools and community back to a better place. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? My top priority is to give the children of this town a voice. Being a first timer on the board I will question everything. I will not only speak for the children I will speak for the parents of those children who do not want to ask the questions or do not know who to ask. Let me be your voice. We need to get back to the basics.

Mike Giuliano Name: Mike Giuliano Office sought: Board of Education Party: Republican Address: 26 Norton Place, Apt. 2 Date of birth: Sept. 28, 1964 P l a c e : Giuliano South Windsor Came to Plainville in: 2007 From: New Britain Occupation: Aespiratory Service Technician Education: Some Two years college Family: wife, Tania and son, Christian Elective experience: None Community activities:

Member of the Knights of Columbus How voters can contact you: mgiulianowin@gmail. com 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I will scrutinize all proposals to ensure that they are effective, efficient, economical and are primarily focused on the children and not big labor contracts. 2.What are your top priorities and how will you address them? My first priority would be to make sure the board follows the rules in regards to scheduling meetings, timely postings and information dissemination. Secondly, I would only support budgets which are fiscally prudent. Lastly, I will work cooperatively with my fellow board members and encourage citizens’ participation in BOE meetings.

Deborah Hardy Name: Deborah Hardy Office sought: Board of Education Party: Republican Address: 17 Maria Road Date of b i r t h : March 31, 1952 Hardy Place: New Britain Came to Plainville in: 1971 From where: New Britain Occupation: Retired Education: Two years of college Family: John, husband Elective experience: None Community activities: Religious instruction teacher at Our Lady of Mercy as well as cooking at the monthly breakfast and cochairperson at the parish picnic, advertiser for Hometown Connection. How voters can contact you: (860) 747-5995 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I have never held an elective office. I’m a good listener and I will work with the taxpayers to resolve their is-

sues and concerns relating to the Board of Education. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? To read the BOE policies, understand them and be sure we are following them. To provide our children with a quality education and supplies needed for their education staying within our budget.

John Kisluk Name: John Kisluk Office sought: Board of Education Party: Petitioning candidate Address: 6 5 Forestville Ave. Date of birth: Jan. Kisluk 28, 1948 Place: New Britain Came to Plainville in: 1956 From: Milford Occupation: Retired plumber/pipe fitter Education: E.C. Goodwin Technical High School and trade graduate Family: daughters, Patricia and Rebecca Elective experience: None Community activities: Associate of Citizens and Taxpayers group, finished 6 year term on Capital Projects Building Committee How voters can contact you: jkisluk@att.net. 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I am a dedicated common sense citizen who believes in fiscal responsibility. I want to represent the students and taxpayers who have been taking a back seat to the whims of the administrators and a few misguided board members. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? First of all the membership of the elected Board of Education has to be changed by the voters for anything positive to be accomplished. When this happens I will push to eliminate unnecessary spending in areas See Election, next page


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where I already know it exists. We also have too many administrators and other redundant positions, their salaries are out of touch with reality, this has to end. For too many years the administrators have been given a blank check, I will make plenty of noise to end this practice.

Charlotte Koskoff

Name: Charlotte Koskoff Office sought: Board of Education Party: Democratic Address: 8 River Edge Court Date of birth: Jan. 14, 1942 P l a c e : Koskoff Hartford Came to Plainville in: 1965 From where: West Hartford Occupation: Retired teacher, attorney Education: Hartford College for Women, Barnard College, University of Connecticut Graduate School and Law School Family: Husband, David Koskoff Elective experience: Years ago was member of Plainville Public Library Board, Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Congress from former 6th Congressional District Community activities: Current member of League of Women Voters, past community activities included Board Member and Chair of Plainville Day Care Center, member of IRC of Hospital of Central Connecticut, member Board of Directors of Northwest Center for Mental Health Voters may contact me at: charlottekoskoff@hotmail.com. 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I believe that strong public schools are fundamental to the health of our democracy and am deeply committed to supporting and advocating for Plainville’s fine public

school system. I have been a member of the Board of Education for more than a year and have participated in virtually every aspect of the Board’s work. I have worked diligently to become knowledgeable about our schools and have been a well-prepared, active participant at Board meetings. Plainville can be immensely proud of the student-centered focus and orderly, humane and respectful climate to be found in every one of our schools. If the voters send me back to the Board, I will continue to work to see that the schools receive the resources they need to maintain their successes and build upon them. I am retired after many years of experience in education, first as an elementary school teacher, and later, as faculty member in education at CCSU. I have also worked as an attorney and have had a lifelong interest and involvement in public policy and politics. I would like the opportunity to continue to use my skills and experience to help the Plainville schools educate our students and serve our community. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? My first priority is to help our schools receive the resources they need to maintain their successes and build upon them. This will require active, continuing advocacy before local and state governmental bodies, both as an individual and together with other supporters of our schools. My other priorities relate to the oversight/policy-making role of a school board member. I value the Plainville schools’ strong student-centered focus and will continue to vote to allocate resources to target individual student growth. I strongly support a comprehensive approach to education, one that teaches the arts and humanities and includes regular space and time for student-directed learning. I will continue to support initiatives that reflect this broad approach and to encourage our educators

to resist pressures to narrow the curriculum to fit the demands of high stakes testing. Finally, I will advocate for resource allocation that keeps class sizes small and maintains healthy adult/student ratios in the schools.

Patrick Ringrose Name: Patrick Ringrose Office sought: Board of Education Party: Democratic Address: 17 Fleetwood Drive Date of birth: April 15, 1959 P l a c e : Ringrose Washington, D.C. Came to Plainville in: 1996 From where: Forestville Occupation: Education: Family: Martha, wife; two sons, Kevin and Brian Elective experience: 12 years on Plainville Board of Education, 4-1/2 years as chairman. Community activities: Assistant coach, transitional baseball. How voters can contact you: 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them?

Foster S. White Name: Foster S. White Office sought: Board of Education, two year term Party: Democrat Address: 7 Overlook Drive Date of birth: Feb. 8, White 1936 Place: New York, N.Y. Came to Plainville in: 1967 Occupation: Prior financial services executive, now self-employed, semi-retired Education: Bachelor of science, University of Hartford, 1960 Family: Widowed, two sons, Scott and Ian, both graduates of Plainville High

School Elective experience: Constable, late 1970s Community activities: Alternate Economic Development Agency, former chair of the Board of Assessment Appeals, board of managers for the Wheeler Regional family YMCA, community volunteer member of the Healthy Plainville Coalition, member of the Plainville Bicycle Friendly Committee, board member, Farrell Treatment Center in New Britain – current treasurer, prior chairperson, board member, Norton Trust, current board chairperson, Bishops’ Fund for Children Trustees, volunteer mentor at the Middle School of Plainville, producer PCS Youth Theater. How voters can contact you: 7 Overlook Drive, Plainville, CT 06062; fosterwhite@comcast.net; (860) 747-6907. 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? I believe that education must be the primary focus of local government. It is the responsibility of a local Board of Education to insure that the local school district provides the best education possible to the youth of the community. I believe that: my over 45 year’s experience in the financial services industry, knowledge gained in years of varied community service and experience as a substitute teacher, have provided a resource to permit me to function effectively as a member of the Plainville Board of Education. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? I believe that the focus of a Board of Education must be threefold: school, teaching and learning. IT is the responsibility of the local Board of Education to insure that the education process is current and available to all eligible citizens of the community. My initial goal, however, will be to work to restore an effective, productive, non-partisan, working relationship between the Board of Education and Town Council.

Barbara Willard

Name: Barbara Willard Office sought: Board of Education Party: Democrat Address: 148 Tomlinson Ave. Date of birth: Dec. 5, 1956 P l a c e : Willard S o u t h Southington Came to Plainville in: Lifelong resident Occupation: Former travel agent 29 years Education: Breech Travel Agency Family: husband, Gary, and daughter, Katherine (PHS senior) Elective experience: Served two four year terms on Board of Education Community activities: Member – Plainville Community Schools Steering Committee; Treasurer, Elizabeth H. Norton Trust; member; PHS Parent Advisory Committee; past president, Rotary Club of Plainville; past president, Plainville Chamber of Commerce; former board member, United Way of Plainville; former board member, Plainville Student Loan Fund; former board member and treasurer, PARC. How voters can contact you: (860) 747-8989 1. Why should Plainville voters vote for you? For the last 12 years, I have served the school district in various capacities, first as a parent volunteer, and PTO officer and then as a member of the Plainville Community Schools Steering Committee and Linden Street School Building Committee. I am proud of the work that has been accomplished by the steering committee, knowing that our efforts resulted in the construction of a new building for the students at Linden Street and the renovate as new projects at both the high school and Toffolon Elementary School. In 2003, I was elected to the first of my two terms on the Board of Education. Since then, I have worked with my

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Election Continued from page 19 fellow board members on several initiatives to either improve student learning or operate our schools in a more cost effective manner. Serving on the board is by far one of the most difficult yet rewarding tasks I’ve ever undertaken. I have carried out my responsibilities with both honesty and integrity and done do in the best interests of the students of Plainville. IT has been an honor to serve my community and I hope I will be given the opportunity to serve four more years. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? The education budget continues to act as a lightning rod for taxpayers who are angry about the continued downturn of our nation’s economy. While I understand their frustration, my duty as a board member is to ensure our curriculum provides a

well-rounded education for our students, one that includes not only rigorous academics but athletics and fine arts as well. The continued reduction in the annual education budget has negatively impacted class sizes at all levels. Several programs have been lost or greatly reduced including the highly respected Bushnell Program. I would like to restore much needed teaching positions that would allow us to reduce class sizes, continue to grow the World Language program at the middle school and reintroduce the talented and gifted program at the elementary level.

Plainville Briefs Leaf collection Leaf collection in the Town of Plainville began Oct. 24 and will continue until 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

Ballot Continued from page 14

Election results will be available election night, Nov. 8, on The Plainville Citizen website www.plainville citizen.com.

as soon as possible to Plainville Town Clerk, 1 Central Square, Plainville, CT 06062. Absentee ballots can also be picked up at the town clerk’s office. The completed absentee ballot will be accepted at the town clerk’s office up to Nov. 7.

Government Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 27 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Bicycle Friendly, Municipal Center, 4 p.m. Charter Study Committee, Municipal Center, 6:30 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon.

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Monday, Nov. 7 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Library Board of Directors, Library, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Republican Town Committee, Executive meeting, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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.

Food drive for pantry 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. 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. Non-perishable items that are especially needed include laundry detergent, dish soap, bath soap, facial tissue, deodorant, toothpaste and diapers.

Woman’s Club to meet Nov. 1

The GFWC/ Woman’s Club of Plainville’s monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., at Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive. Dessert and coffee will be served. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at Faith Bible Church and all women are welcome. To join or for more information about the Plainville Woman’s Club, contact Sue Marinelli, at (860) 302-4755 or e-mail womansclubofplainville@yahoo.com. All women are welcome.

Citizens group meets monthly

The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Next meeting will be Nov. 1. New members are always welcome. For information, contact John Kisluk, president, at (860) 747-3542 or e-mail jkisluk@att.net or visit the website http://plainvillecitizens.homestead.com.

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Project Grad meeting The next Project Graduation meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month until it gets closer to graduation when meetings will be held more frequently. Parents of juniors and seniors are welcome. Any amount of time that can be donated is appreciated. Upcoming meetings will be held Wednesdays, Dec. 7 and Jan. 4. For more information, contact Kris Dargenio, (860) 302-6627, (860) 747-1965 or email kjdpjd@comcast.net.

Zumba for Project Grad The latest Latin-inspired dance fitness craze sweeping the nation — Zumba — is being offered to raise funds for the Plainville High School Graduation Party. Zumba will be offered Tuesday, Nov.

Individuals selected must 29, 7:30 p.m., in Kegel Gym. There is a charge to partic- meet the following criteria: ipate. To sign up, call Christi- 20 or more years of significant educational community na Tufts, at (860) 747-3933. service contributions, sustained the quality of life or had a positive impact on the lives of Plainville students, St. Paul Catholic High created opportunities for stuSchool will host open house dents through new facilities on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 and or programs, must be a 11:30 a.m. An evening tour Plainville resident during the will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, time the nominee provided at 7 p.m. To make reserva- educational community servtions, contact Matt Crowley, ice, has not been previously director of admissions, at honored by other actions of (860) 584-0911, ext. 34, or e- the town, such as facilities mail mcrowley@spchs.net. named in their honor or meThe placement examination morial, candidate must be dewill be held Saturday, Nov. 19 ceased, and was a positive at 8 a.m. For more informa- role model and exemplified tion, visit the school website high moral character. www.spchs.net, or contact Nominations must be Crowley directly. made on the official form, which is available on the Plainville Community Schools website www.plain villeschools.org or via e-mail The Plainville Board of by contacting Joan Calistro, Education is seeking nomi- at calistroj@plainville nations for the Memorial schools.org. Deadline is Oct. Wall of Honor, a permanent 31. For more information, tribute to honor individuals contact the superintendent’s who have contributed signif- office, at (860) 793-3200. icant volunteer service to the educational community.

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Volunteers needed

On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Plainville Historical Society will have its annual Decade Dinner with a salute to the “Nifty ’50s.” The menu is, meat loaf, mashed potatoes and a vegetable, bread, coffee, tea or a cold beverage will be served along with dessert. The event will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave. There is a charge to attend. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Plainville Historic Center, (860) 747-6577.

We strive to bring you the most accurate and up-todate information available each week, but if you see something in The Plainville Citizen that isn’t quite right, give our news department a call at (860) 620-5960 and we’ll do our best to make things right. In the article, “Plainville Democrats’ campaign focuses on personalities,” published in the Oct. 20 issue of The Plainville Citizen, there was incorrect information regarding candidate Barbara Willard. She is

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an incumbent and has served on the Plainville Board of Education for the past eight years.

Political letter This letter is being published because it was inadvertently omitted from the Oct. 20 issue. To the editor: Well, folks, as candidate for Plainville Board of Education, I want to express my opinion on town issues and candidates. I have been attending [town] meetings so I have a good feel for what is happening. The squabble

Plainville Community Schools are in need of volunteers for a variety of programs. Adult volunteers are needed to serve as mentors, tutors and classroom helpers in each of the schools in Plainville. Volunteers are asked to give approximately one hour per week during the school year. between the council and BOE is a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. The time to ask questions is when the council gets the BOE packet every month. I blame the town manager with his controlling methods for the miscommunication in this matter. Now the BOE candidates: The promise by Republicans sounds good, they have to do what is right for the students and taxpayers and not cave to the whims of the big spenders who believe in throwing money at everything to solve problems. Foster White speaks at

Photo courtesy of Crowley Ford

During Drive One 4 UR School that was held Oct. 15 at Plainville High School, from left, Jessica Hillburn, Tyler Sperry and Morgen LaCombe hold a sign urging drivers to test drive a Crowley Ford to raise funds for the band and chorus to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Approximately 300 drivers participated.

every budget meeting to give the BOE all the dollars they ask for. His agenda is to use our $1 million auditorium. Charlotte Koskoff will get my vote because she is a voice of reason and common sense. Patrick Ringrose and Barbara Willard may be fine citizens, but in 2007 they were part of the BOE who asked the council to remove me from the building committee because I and a thousand voters opposed Toffolon referendums for more money. The thousand-plus voters saved the taxpayers more than $2 million. Sorry,

Pat and Barbara, I will not vote for you. Now the council: The 385 voters who signed the card asking the council for charter revision got slapped in the face by the sitting council with a study committee. Plainville needs change on the council. I am urging every voter who believes in our rights and freedoms to do as I am and only cast votes for council candidates Tom Arcari Sr., Andre Grandbois and Kathy Pugliese. John Kisluk Plainville


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Senior center programs

Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., must be 60 or older and be a resident of Plainville, or be a member of

the senior citizens center, unless noted. All programs will be held at the senior citizens center, unless noted. For more information or to register for programs, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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Billiard winners Billiard winners at the Plainville Senior Center were: Aug. 18: first, Curt Graves, Wilson Belanger; second, Joe Troy, Joe St. Pierre; See Senior, page 24

Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Oct. 17: High bowler, women — Tina Wishart, 192; Helen Rosenthal, 178 High bowler, men — Tom Genovese, 222 Ham bone club — Paul Bis-

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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,

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Medication disposal People are welcome to bring their expired or notneeded medication to a free drive-thru collection Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington, in the Medical Arts and Research Building. The program will accept expired or no longer needed prescription and over-thecounter drugs; including ointments, inhalers, vitamins, and veterinary medications. All medications

should be in their original bottle, packaging or container. Personal information should be crossed out with a permanent marker. Unknown tablets or capsules will be accepted. Not accepted: needles, medical waste or thermometers will not be accepted. For more information, call (860) 679-7627.

Low Vision Support Group The Low Vision Support Group meets at 3 p.m., on the last Monday of the month, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Next meet-

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Health chat on healthy aging

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Central Connecticut Conference Cross Country Championship

Paced by freshman, Devils shine at CCC meet

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By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Regarding his team’s showing at the Central Connecticut Conference championship meet, Plainville High School cross country coach Shaun Berard had nothing to complain about. “The day went very well,” he said. “I had a few goals, and we made all of them. I had no disappointments.” Among the things Berard was most pleased with was the Blue Devils’ second-place finish in the CCC South Division. On top of that, five PHS runners collected all-conference honors that afternoon. And the locals did it all in less-than-ideal conditions. Heavy rain pushed the CCC meet back 24 hours, to Oct. 20. Come race day, the 3.1-mile course at Manchester’s Wickham Park was a

mud pit, and the wind was whipping. Plainville senior Bryan Salazar planned to clock a time in the low 18-minute

range at the CCC meet, but settled for a 19:27.61 run. That performance landed him in 11th place in the South Division. “The conditions on the course were really tough today,” said Salazar. “It was all mud. That took a lot out of

Freimuth steps down By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen With more than 400 victories, five state championships, and a slew of conference titles and personal accolades on his resume, longtime Plainville High School baseball coach Bob Freimuth has called it a career. Freimuth informed PHS athletics director John Zadnik recently that he would not be returning to the dugout for his 28th season. Pointing out that Freimuth took the reins of the team after Ron Jones, another highly-successful coach, retired, Zadnik said the Blue Devils’ most recent head man “kept the program on the map.” With Freimuth at the helm, Plainville advanced to seven state finals, prevailing in five of those. The Blue Devils’ last state title came in 2008.

“He has been an outstanding coach and role model for more than a quarter century,” Zadnik said of Freimuth, “and he, along with several of his former players, have already been inducted into the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame. To simply say that he will be missed by the entire athletic program at PHS would be a gross understatement. We certainly wish him nothing but the best in his retirement, and we are happy that he will finally have the time to enjoy his grandchildren year round.” The 2011 PHS baseball team rolled up a record of 13-9 and was knocked out of the CIAC Class M state tournament in the second round. Remarkably, the Blue Devils have not missed out on the postseason in more than 30 years. The search for PHS baseball’s new coach will begin soon; the position will be posted in November. See Baseball, page 27

Right: Plainville High School’s Gunner Hoffman, second from left, and Nick Giuliani, fifth from left, close in on the finish line at the Central Connecticut Conference championship meet, held last week at Wickham Park in Manchester. The duo paced the Blue Devils. Left: Isabella D’Onofrio navigates a hill at the CCC event. D’Onofrio was one of five PHS runners to earn Allyour endurance trying to CCC honors this season. fight it. It felt like quicksand.” Coach Berard was proud of the fortitude his runners displayed. “Top to bottom, every kid raced the conditions well and nobody got discouraged from

the slow conditions,” he said. Gunner Hoffman was the first Blue Devil to cross the finish line at the CCC meet.

See Devils, page 27

Division title Plainville’s to lose By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen A second straight CCC South title is within its grasp, but the Plainville boys soccer team still has plenty of work to do in the final eight days of the regular season. The Blue Devils suffered the first blemish on their league record Friday with a 2-2 tie at Bristol Eastern, a game that coach Tim Brown hopes provides a lesson. Plainville (10-2-1, 10-0-1 CCC South) got goals from James Thompkins and Daquan King, but lost two leads. “It didn’t hurt us” standings-wise, Brown said. “But what it did was expose our soft play in the defensive third of the field. That has to change.” Brown said the Blue Devils will need a tougher commitment and more focus in the back if they are to achieve their goals in the next few weeks, including to challenge for the

Class M state title. Plainville has allowed 16 goals in 13 games, with three shutouts. Brown said his troops are capable of shutting down teams and protecting their net better. “We could just make it a lot easier on ourselves if we have the right approach, consistently,” Brown said. “I don’t want us to have to score four goals to win a game, and going forward into the state tournament the teams are going to be very difficult to play against.” The Blue Devils earned their 10th league win last Tuesday at home, scoring three times in the second half for a 4-0 victory over Middletown. King, Thompkins, Nate Chandler and Allen Mehmedovic each contributed goals. Plainville outscored Middletown 9-1 in the two games this season. “What I do appreciate about this team is they stick to the plan,” Brown said. “They don’t get rattled. We don’t panic. We have the confi-

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 27, 2011

An up and down stretch for PHS volleyball

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By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen The Lady Blue Devils can be forgiven for having a bit of a letdown recently. After starting out last week by besting Middletown — a win which qualified the locals for the state tournament for just the second time in 10 years, the jubilant Plainville High School volleyball team followed up that performance by dropping two straight matches. The Lady Blue Devils fell to Platt, 3-1, and Bristol Eastern, 3-0, and at press time owned a record of 8-8.

Speaking of the Middletown and Platt contests, played on consecutive days, PHS coach Steve Compson said “it was one of those odd coaching situations: I felt better about my team the night we lost then the night we won.” Compson said his troops seemed “a little distracted” against Middletown. “We got the job done, but I wanted it done in a better way.” So against Platt, Compson decided to tweak his lineup. The coach was pleased with the result. “We played much better than the night before, and though we came up

short, I liked the way we played.” Katie Dressel had some good hits against Platt, and the passing of teammates Alle Caponigro and Alicia Gorski was on point. The Lady Blue Devils took a step backwards against league-leading Bristol Eastern. Plainville came out flat and never recovered. “We had hoped to show some growth against them, but did not,” conceded Compson. “Our passing hurt us, and when you can’t pass it is hard to attack. When the shell doesn’t get to the cannon, you can’t fire it.”

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The Plainville High School football team ran into a buzz saw in Week 6. The Blue Devils fell to Northwest Catholic, 49-7, Saturday in West Hartford to drop to 3-3 on the year. Northwest Catholic improved to 5-1. Pictured: PHS’s Tim West wraps up Northwest Catholic’s quarterback.

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oney, 5-1, last Monday to punch their ticket to the upcoming CIAC Class M state tournament. The following day, the Lady Blue Devils edged Middletown, 1-0. Plainville capped the stretch with a 1-0 loss to Bristol Eastern. Jill Newton accounted for the lone goal in the Middletown game. “It was a beautiful play from the back,” said Wrona, pointing out that Lexxi Carroll delivered a precision pass to Newton, who knocked it in from 25 yards. The goal came in the first

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half. Referring to the Bristol Eastern match up, Wrona said “not necessarily the better team won the game.” The Lady Blue Devils peppered Bristol Eastern’s goalie with shots, but couldn’t sneak one by her. “We missed a couple of chances. And they had a very good goalkeeper,” said Wrona. “In girls soccer, you have a good goalkeeper, you’re in pretty good shape.” Plainville closes the regular season with a tough stretch. Central Connecticut Conference South Division foes Platt, Bristol Eastern and Berlin are waiting in the wings. “Those three games will be great preparation before the tournament,” said Wrona. This year will mark the PHS girls soccer program’s eighth straight appearance in the postseason.

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The beat goes on. The Plainville High School girls swim team knocked off Windsor Locks and Bristol Central last week to extend its win streak to seven straight, while bumping its record to 8-4. “I think the streak is because a lot of things; one is because of the way the girls train. They work very hard. They’re pretty dedicated. Also, they just hate to get beat. They’re very competitive,” said PHS coach Randy Doucette. According to Doucette, the Lady Blue Devils’ recent successes haven’t gone to

their head. “They’re the same. They haven’t changed at all,” the longtime coach said. “They’re just going along with the flow.” Megan Farmer, Emily Zuckerman and Sarah Basile have been consistent point-getters all year for Plainville, but many others have helped pull the weight as well. “What’s happening now is our lead swimmers are getting support from the other kids,” said Doucette. “Everybody has been able to contribute.” — Nick Carroll

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Junior Pee Wee Plainville Colts-Nonnewaug: Plainville rolled up 40 points. Scoring for the Colts was Christian Collin (2 touchdowns), Brady Callahan (touchdown) and Frank Griffin (touchdown, two extra point runs). Plainville’s defense was strong, led by Mike Zapatka (blocked extra point), Griffin (fumble recovery), Robert Cartier and Spencer Moquette.

Soccer Continued from page 25 dence to know that the goals will come. That was really evidenced in the second half against Middletown.” Chandler and Thompkins have been major factors for the Blue Devils. Thompkins, a transfer from Watkinson, has played in the backfield and in an attacking role. “He’s a kid that can just do anything on the field,” Brown said. “He’s a good weapon to have. His versatility is an extreme benefit for us.” Chandler is the engine in the middle of the field, winning 50/50 balls on the ground and in the air. “He’s tough as nails,” Brown said.

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Bristol Eastern (8-1-2) is second, followed by Central (8-3) and Berlin (7-4) in the CCC South going into the final three games. “It will be a good game to have going into the tournament,” Brown said of the match with Central. “It will be good to see how we respond to that kind of environment on the road against that kind of team.”

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Mitey Mite Plainville Colts-New Fairfield: Plainville’s Javan Paradise scored a touchdown, and teammate Mason Sarra recorded 17 tackles. Tiny Mite Plainville Colts-Wolcott: Jesse Pires, Michael Bakaysa and John Guzzardi were solid on defense for Plainville. Jayden Forde, Tyler Czeremcha and Xavier Goode ran well for the Colts behind the blocking of Joseph Kennedy, Michael Moore and Jeff Quirion La Oz.

“He takes horrific tackles and crunches, but bounces right back up. The kid is made of stone. What he brings you can’t teach.” Plainville can clinch the CCC South with wins at Platt, after press time Tuesday, and at Bristol Central Friday. Berlin comes to Plainville to end the regular season next Tuesday. The Blue Devils beat Central 3-2 at home on Sept. 30.

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The freshman was fourth in the South Division with a time of 18:51.71. Next in line for Plainville were Nick Giuliani (fifth, 18:53.73) and Nick Evangelista (eighth, 19:12.59). For their efforts, Salazar, Hoffman, Giuliani and Evangelista garnered All-CCC recognition. The Blue Devils were edged by Bristol Central for the South Division title. Middletown was third. “We wanted to be up there,” said Salazar. “We know Bristol Central is a really tough competitor, and they were going to be hard to beat. But we wanted to have a good, solid run and stay in second place for the conference.” “We finished a solid second,” said Hoffman, who indicated the secret to the Blue Devils’ success this season is the team’s togetherness. “We really bonded. It was really close camaraderie. Some of the upperclassmen say we haven’t had that in years past; this year, everything kind of fell into place. Even though we didn’t finish on

top in our conference, I’m very happy with what we did.” Salazar agreed. “I think we’re a really strong team this year,” he said. “We’ve been closer than past years. Everyone is good friends. We’re all really close, hang out all the time. It’s like a family.” Plainville’s fifth All-CCC selection was Isabella D’Onofrio, who finished 22nd in the CCC South with a time of 26:12.11. Berlin placed first in the girls race. Low on numbers, PHS was unable to register a team score. PHS harriers will next compete in the CIAC Class M state meet Saturday, Oct. 29 at Wickham Park.

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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) 747-8996. Wheeler Clinic gala — 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. Information: contact Jennifer McHale, (860) 224.6375 or jmchale@wheelerclinic.org. YMCA Halloween — The Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., is hosting the 16th annual Halloween at the Y on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The community is invited. This year’s plans include a Haunted House, children’s Halloween fun zone, costume parade and contest, Halloween crafts, refreshments and Halloween tricks and treats. Admission is free but all participants are asked to bring a healthy non-perishable food donation to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry. Information: call the YMCA,

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Lions Club Fall Festival — The Lions Club of Plainville will present its Fall Festival breakfast Sunday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to noon, at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St. The menu includes pancakes, French toast, sausage, strawberries, whipped cream and beverages. There is a charge to attend; children younger than 12 years old are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the Lions’ Club and local causes that they support.

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Halloween party — A Halloween Party will be held for preschool to grade 5 on Monday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Recreation 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. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-

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Annual art exhibit — The Art League of Plainville’s 51st Annual Fall Art Exhibit and Sale will be held Nov. 5 through 29 at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. The public is welcome to view the exhibit during regular library hours. Information: (860) 589-3599.

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747-1851 or visit www.plainvillewindensemble.com . Woman’s Club— The GFWC/ Woman’s Club of Plainville’s monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive. Dessert and coffee will be served. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at Faith Bible Church. Information: contact Sue Marinelli, at (860) 302-4755 or e-mail womansclubofplainville@yahoo.co m.

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Historic center — See listing at top of calendar. Project Graduation — The next Project Graduation meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. Information: contact Kris Dargenio, (860) 3026627, (860) 747-1965 or e-mail kjdpjd@comcast.net.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 Women’s Auxiliary has open bingo every Tuesday, 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. Citizens and Property Owners Association — The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at the Plainville Police Department, Robert Holcomb Room. The public is welcome. Information: call John Kisluk, at (860) 7473542. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble rehearses Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., in the Plainville High School band room. Information: call (860)

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Shelly Pierce Shelly Pierce, 39, died, on Oct. 20, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial after a nine-year courageous battle with ALS. She was the wife of Darren Pierce. She was born in Hartford, Nov. 1, 1971, the daughter of MaryAnn Testa, of Southington, and Donald R. Grayson, of North Carolina. She attended Trask Elementary School and Plainville Jr. High School. She had graduated from Southington High School and attended Vinal Technical School. She had worked for Fresenius Dialysis as a technician in Meriden. She was a “Dead Head” fan and followed the Grateful Dead as often as she could. She was a very kind and caring person and loved to work with the elderly as well as children. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her daughter, Darby Pierce, of Southington; stepdaughter Shannon, of California; a brother, Donald Grayson, of Newington; a nephew, Xavier Grayson; and a niece, Hannah. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, was in charge of arrangements.

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Richard (Dick) and Victor; her sister, Maryanne Levesque; and her niece, Cindy Argazzi. Funeral services were held on Oct. 22, 2011, from the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, with a Mass at St Peter Church, New Britain. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.


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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

AUTOMOBILES

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FORD TAURUS SE 2006 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

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 MALIBU 2003 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $ 98 8 P l u s T a x & R e g .

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

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

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TRUCKS & VANS

MAZDA PROTEGE 2003 “SPEED”: Sunset Orange, 5 spd PW, PL, Tilt, AM/FM/CD, spoiler. Sharp, sporty, good gas mileage! Stock# 12184B $8,990

CHEVY HHR LT 2006 Only 64K! Leather, Power Sunroof, Heated Seats, PW, PL, PM, CR, Tilt. AM/FM/CD , Stock# 111018A $10,990

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

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

NISSAN Sentra 2010 2.0SR, Auto, 15K $16,491 Stock# C7190A (203) 237-5561

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen TRUCKS & VANS

SUV’S

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

Cindy’s Unique Shop

DODGE Dakota 2002 Crew Cab, 4x4 LOADED! Stock #TK1016B (203) 630-0088

GMC SIERRA 2002 LOW MILES Stock #11349A (203) 630-0088

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

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

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

Ford E conolin e 2002 3/4 Ton Cargo Van Stock #A83521 (203) 630-0088

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Pekingnese, Multi-poo, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+.

Call 860-930-4001 SUV’S

F OR D E S C A P E 2 0 0 7

FORD F-250 2004 Super Duty Stock #A110301 (203) 630-0088

XLT SPORT Low Miles Stock #110850A (203) 630-0088

FALL HORSEBACK RIDING Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www.rosehavenstables.com 203-238-1600 FREE horse manure. Call 203599-8915 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 ONE 5 Month Old Kitten TWO 1 year old Cats and ONE 2 year old Cat Need Homes. 860-385-3396

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS

FORD F350 1999 .3L Diesel Dual Rear Wheels. 4 Wheel Drive. 9’ Utility Body with ladder rack & lift gate. Call Doug for Price (203) 537-1047

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GUTTER White aluminum in good shape. 35 feet long. $50. (203) 376-3416 CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com Jack 1-866-879-1616

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986

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 COUCH - Sleeper sofa, loveseat size. Light beige. Excellent condition. Asking $250. Call Anthony or Pat 860-628-0069 STOVE, electric, $75; refrigerator, $75; washer, $75 & electric dryer, $75. Call (203) 715-1663

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 8 horsepower Yard Man leaf blower for sale. Asking $250. Please call 860-621-2685.

CHINA - Dinnerware, Bavaria Germany service for four. 32 pieces. Perfect. $25. Chest of drawers. Excellent condition. $50. (203) 237-6807

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

WANTED TO BUY

$215/CORD. Seasoned firewood. Free delivery for most areas. Call 203-927-2681 ALL HARDWOOD SUPER CLEAN Seasoned Firewood. Pick up or local delivered $220 /cord. Discount over 2. $135 half cord. (203) 631-2211 ALL Hardwood, 2 Cord Minimum $200 and $225 For a Single cord. 203-376-2805. SEASONED hardwood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in (mostly 18). $225/cord; $145/half cord. 203-294-1775. www.lavignestreeservicellc.com

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ANNALEE Dolls, made in USA, mint condition. Also creche, approx 18x13x9” tall. Call 203599-0011 CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS German & Japanese war souvenirs. Civil war items. Anything military. Top Prices Paid. Walt Shamock 203-237-6575

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm. GUITAR Behringer Electric Guitar With Amplifier $60.00 call 203-265-5920

Anvil Place Apts.

TRUCKS & VANS

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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments

CONAIR Heated Bubbling Foot bath. 3 settings. Vibrates. Never opened. Good deal. Please call 203-269-3517. Asking $20 FRAMING table/artist work table. 4 feet by 8 feet, wood with shelving underneath. Business is moving, please take away by 10/28. Free. 203248-8177. FREE Crib and Dressing Table. Mint condition. Call (860) 747-9709 HOT Tub, Gulf Coast, hardly used, 50+ jets, seats 6. Maintained by local spa company. $1750. (203) 440-3940

LADIES Dress Raincoat With Zip In Lining - $25 Short Fur Coat $25 Tan Jacket - Fur Trim $25 All in excellent condition. (203) 235-6176 LADIES SIZE 12 CHARLES KLEIN LONG RAINCOAT TAUPE $15 203-909-0445 LEER Cap with racks. Fits Toyota Tacoma or any 6 ft. bed. $150 or best offer. Serious buyers only! Call (203) 284-8423

MADE In USA Wonder Woman Costume. Size 12/14. $25. Call (860) 621-1472 SOFA & Love seat, both reclining, taupe, $150 or best offer. Chair and a half, recliner, microfiber, taupe $75. Area run, 9x12 with runner and mat, $75. Call after 5:30pm (203) 634-8192

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 TROYBILT Leaf Vacuum, Chipper & Shredder with vacuum hose. Model Series 060. New $550. Used once, Asking $400. Call (203) 237-2661 WHEELCHAIR - Invacare Tracer+ In great shape. $100 203213-0710

Repaired! RETIREMENT Sale! 5,000 sq ft of Antiques, collectibles, furniture, household, records, paper items, depression glass, pottery, toys, jewelry, craft suppl, vintage ads & more. Everything must go incl fixtures. 50% off sale, fill-a-bag-deals, lot discounts. Dealers OK. Wed-Fri 12-5; Sat & Sun,9-3. Business to close 11/27. Newfield Antiques, 60 Tuttle Road, Middletown, CT 860-635-4385

For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295

WWII Military Items 203-238-3308 WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025 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. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equip. 860-707-9350

HOUSES FOR RENT

MER Large 1BR, Large kitchen. hardwood flrs, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $850/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 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 Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2 bedrm 2nd floor, off Street parking, $750. plus security, on Vine Street. Call 203-427-3566 MERIDEN - 3BR apt, 2nd flr, Stove & refrig, Small pet ok. Off st parking. Security dep req. $875. Call 203-623-5033

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. Avail approx mid Nov. Colonial style, 3 BRs, large LR, DR, eat-in kit, full bsmt, nice yard. No pets. Good condition. $1500/mo plus util. Call (860) 628-8386 WALLINGFORD 4 rm house. 2 BR, 1 bath. Washer/dryer, refrig/ stove. Avail. 1st of month. $1,200/mo + utilities. Sec. dep. & refs req’d. Call 203-265-3605.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853

MERIDEN - 4BR, 2nd & 3rd flr. Back deck. $1100/mo. Gas heat, w/d hookup. Off st. parking. Refs, sec. dep & credit check req’d. Cottage St. 203-494-5732 MERIDEN - ATRIUM 2 BR, 1st Fl. 1.5 Baths. Newly remodeled. Hdwd & Tile Flrs. All new! Pool. $900. 1 mo sec. Easy hwy access. 203-634-1314 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 apts. Heat, HW included. Starting at $850. Call (203) 376-2160 or (203) 213-6175 MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2nd Fl. Prescott St, 2 family house. Off st parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. Call (203) 634-6550

SOUTHINGTON 2 BR 1 1/2 Bth Townhouse; cair; basement; w/w carp; private deck; no pets. $1100/mo. 860-628-8811

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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

HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688

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.

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 27, 2011 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

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

CARPENTRY 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: tpm.svcs@gmail.com 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 www.marceljcharpentier.com MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

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

FENCING

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

GUTTERS

EXCAVATING GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

ANNA’S Special Cleanings Commercial & Residential 50% off 2nd cleaning Call Anna 860-505-7720

JUNK REMOVAL

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

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

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

HANDYPERSONS MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 MGW Handyman Service “Have a list of things to do? Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 (203) 886-8029

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

HEATING & COOLING

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122

HOUSE CLEANING

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

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

LANDSCAPING 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

JM LAWNCARE Fall Cleanups, Junk Removal, Snow Removal. Comm & Res. Call for free est 860-796-8168

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: tpm.svcs@gmail.com

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POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 KAY & TINA Commercial, Residential, Final Cleans. Disabled reduced rates. Call (203) 935-7237

FALL CLEANUPS/ LEAF PICKUP Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

FALL CLEANUPS Starting Now! NORM THE GARDENER CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 FALL Cleanup, powerwashing, gutter cleaning, leaf raking, grass cutting. Reasonable rates Call Doug 860-621-7602 and 860-919-1519 COMMERCIAL and Residential Fall Clean Up, Curbside pickup Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 ACCELERATED LANDSCAPING, INC. Celebrating our 25th year in business! Professional, residential lawn care & landscaping. Call Jim 860-223-3260 HIC #626646

YARD Clean-up & LEAF REMOVAL Clean Estates, Attic, Bsmnt, Gar, Appl’s, Furn. & junk removal. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 HEDGE TRIMMING CLEAN-UPS, Mowing, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Clean Gutters. 203-530-4447. 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

POWER WASHING

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 PAUL’S MASONRY. New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

SIDING

The Powerwashing Kings

V. NANFITO

CRAZY FALL SPECIALS!!!! Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

ROOFING

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

V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

MASONRY

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

Gonzalez Construction

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

TILE

★★★★★★★★

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

203-639-0032

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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

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

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

★★★★★★★★

PAINTING SPECIALS EXT starting $899. INT starting $125 Ceiling repairs/Popcorn Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864 A+ PAINTING - Professional, quality work. Low rates. Free estimates. No job too small. Anthony 203-814-7661 CT631687

PLUMBING

HOUSE CLEANING RELIABLE, Experienced person to clean homes. Detailed cleaning with a personal touch. Over 20 years experience. Excellent refs. Call Beth (203) 639-1870

LANDSCAPING

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

A1 QUALITY ROOTER SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203-235-8504, 860-223-1197 or 203-294-1421

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

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

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

SIDING

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

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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

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

TREE SERVICES TREES R US. Tree removal. Very fair prices. We specialize in removal in hard areas. Prompt service. Credit cards accepted. 203-715-8850 #573358 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 2 1/2 BR, 5 rms. Newly renovated. Stove & refrig, Heat & HW incl. $850. 203-715-3647 or 917-921-7469 MERIDEN 2 BR 2nd Floor $800 1 BR 3rd Floor $675 Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Offst parking. Appls. WD Hkup. Sec 8 Appr. No pets. 203-379-7817 MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment. Recently Remodeled. New windows. Stove & Refrigerator. Heat& HW included. $750/ month. 1 mo sec. 203- 671-8291 MERIDEN 2BR 5 Rms, 1st fl. All newly remodeled. Off st parking. No pets. Call for appointment. $900 + sec. 203 238-2412 MERIDEN 3 BR 63 Cherry St.,2nd Fl. Clean. Lg Fam Rm. Washer & Gas Dryer Hookup. Lg. Deck. Off St Parknig. $1050 /Mo. 2 Mos Sec. 203 494-2147 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2 full baths, new kitchen. Handicap access. Stove & refrig included. Section 8 approved. Avail 11/1. 203-927-6359 or 860-510-6338 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 3BR, 3rd Floor. New carpeting/flooring. Newly painted. Off street parking. $800/ mo + sec. Section 8 approved. 73 Twiss St. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN One 4 BR Apartment. Stove & Refrigerator. One 7 Rm Apt. 1 1/2 baths. Attached Garage Stove & Refrigerator. 203-238-3908 MERIDEN Studio & 1 BR Apts Starting at $550 per month plus utilities On busline. No pets. 203-982-3042 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-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, 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/Victorian charm, w/d avail, no pets. Sec & ref. 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. 3 BR, off st parking, w/d hookup, new carpet & paint, front porch, appliances. $900/mo. Sec & ref. Section 8 approved. (203) 687-2032 MERIDEN. 4 BR, kit, LR, 2 full baths, w/w carpet. Need references. Section 8 approved. 203-537-9093 MERIDEN: 2BR APT, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, eat-in kitchen. 270 Elm St. $775 Must see!!! 203-996-9810


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Thursday, October 27, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT PLAINVILLE Spacious 3 BR. New appliances, flooring, big yard. No pets. $1150/mo. (860) 357-5704 SOUTHINGTON - 4rms, 2 BRs, 2nd flr. Newly remodeled. Off st. parking. Central location. $850/ mo. 1st & last mo. sec, plus utilities. No pets. Background check. Avail. 11/1. Call (860) 681-8316 SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $975 per mo includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike.

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

HOUSES FOR SALE

NORTHFORD. 3 bdrm, 2 bath condo! Peaceful country setting. End unit. Newer roof, ht wtr htr & fridge. Call Deb 203619-3323. Wm Raveis RE

WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2BRs. Starting at $695-$915. Call (203) 376-2160 or 203-2136175 WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom, 1st floor, YMCA area, off street parking. No pets. Recently redecorated. $875 + utilities. 203-915-9919 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 incl. $850. 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 Rms/1 BR. 3rd Fl. Appls & utils incl. No smoking. No pets. Credit check, sec. & refs. $750. 203-269-8498 or 203-640-0914 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 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 www.Meridenrooms.com

MERIDEN. Priced to sell, nice 6rm raised ranch featuring 3br, kit, LR, DR, 1.1 baths, lower level finished, 2car garage on a nice lot. Offered for $149,900! Call Sue Farone for all the details. 203-265-5618

HELP WANTED CLERICAL Position Flexible Hours! Seeking a reliable person for part time work. Will train you for Basic Office Duties. $10-$11/hour 4-6 Hours per week to start. Send resume to Pam Swain @ Perfectemp Inc. By e-mail: pswain@p-temp.com Fax:860-620-1789 www.p-temp.com

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

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.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

WOLCOTT 2 bdrm., 2 1/2 baths. Garage, 2 decks, FP, Cent A/C, close to swim,fish,walking trails, and schools. Proff community. Approx. 1200 Sq. ft., 20 Wolf Hill Rd. Unit 10E Low taxes. Spacious. Townhouse. Well-maintained. Price reduced. $ 175,900. Call 860919-3241.

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN BRAND NEW 2BR, DELUXE HOME IN UPSCALE PARK! FINANCING AVAILABLE! $64,900

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.

CALL TODAY, START TOMORROW! $500.00 Base (860) 329-0316

203-799-7731 HELP WANTED

WALLINGFORD-$289,900 This impressive 4/br col features new roof, newer kit, fp in lr, sunroom w/hot tub pool patio, 2nd fl deck with new trex decking and what a view. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

AUTO Mechanic needed. F/T, $12.00+ Must have own tools. Apply M-F 280 N. Colony St. Wallingford AUTOMOTIVE Full Time A Tech. Foreign car experience. Excellent wages & benefits. Call 203-284-8989

BALLROOM Dance Instructor needed Call 203-235-6386 ext. 18.

BUS DRIVERS Now Hiring/Training No Experience Necessary

FREE Training Average 20-35 Hrs Per Week Benefits Available

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) DRIVER UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for a local Class A CDL Driver at our Stoughton, MA location. Req. include w/haz-mat and tanker endorsements, must have a clean driving record and good communication skills. UNITED offers an attractive benefit package. Qualified candidates should apply at www.tradebeusa.com. UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES is an equal opportunity employer.

DRIVERS

WALLINGFORD 25 Ridgenoll Rd. For sale by owner. Reduced to $219,900 and looking at offers. Split Level. Wood Stove Insert in Living Room Fireplace. 3-4 bedrooms. New Oversized Garage. 4 Season Rear Porch overlooking private yard. Call 203-269-0295 To schedule a private showing

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

CHESHIRE-$259,900 Lovely 2BR 2BA ranch w/open LR, cath ceiling & FP, dining room, hardwood flrs, seasonal porch & LL family room. Sue Farone 203265-5618

*Van, Bus, Charter work available *Bring your Child to work *Year Round work avail *Retirees Welcomed! Some Paid Holidays

Call 203-269-4171 Apply online at:

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

CAD Operator/Engineering Clerk Full Time individual to prepare, revise and maintain CAD drawings library. Build and maintain bills of materials. Must have Autocad and Microsoft Office experience. Solidworks experience a plus. Apply in person: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 CARPENTER With at least 10 yrs exp. Must be familiar w/ all phases of Carpentry. Must have tools & reliable trans. Call John 860-426-1578

CDL A’s Lily Dedicated Logistics, Cheshire, CT area, has opportunities 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 203-271-5468 Fax 203-271-5495 email jcadden@lily.com EOE

HELP WANTED DISPATCHER For cab company. Must be able use computer & be active. Call 860-793-0300 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 MANUFACTURING Manufacturing seeks the following: ✬Experienced Shippers ✬Assemblers ✬CNC Operators (1st and 2nd Shift) F/T, P/T, 4 day work week. Apply in person: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 MEDICAL ASSISTANT-Seeking a high energy individual to assist doctor in growing vision clinic. Desire strong people skills and technical ability. Duties include patient reception, examination, pre-testing and contact lens treating. Competitive starting pay plus paid training. Experience welcome, but not necessary. Send resume to PO Box 4571, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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@ chiappetta.necoxmail.com PIZZA HUT® IS NOW HIRING AL L P O S I T IO NS . Benefits include: Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Training, Health Insurance, 401K Plan, Paid Vacation, Weekly Paycheck and Career Advancement. Management candidates must pass a credit & criminal background check according to company standards and delivery driver requirements. Delivery drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, an automobile, automobile insurance and a safe driving record. EOE. APPLY ON-LINE AT WWW.JOBSATPIZZAHUT.COM

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 30 HR. INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL To work in academic classrooms and/or resource room providing support to students with learning disabilities who require/use Assistive Technology to complete their work. The candidate must have a strong technology background, demonstrate the ability to learn new student technology programs under the guidance of the Special Education teacher, show initiative, and be able to work independently within the school environment. Experience working with high school aged students is most desirable. High school diploma. Two years beyond high school preferred. CLOSING DATE: November 9, 2011 (4:00 p.m.) SEND LETTER OF INTENT & CURRENT RESUME:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410

MEDICAL CAREERS Dental Assistant Full Time Position in Wallingford available for Experienced Dental Assistant. Hours are Mon & Tues 7:15-6:30 Thurs 7:15-4: 30 Fri 7:15-12:30 Please fax resume to 203-269-0828 or email mickey@famden.comcastbiz.net

Medical Transcriptionist (Bilingual-Spanish) Part time per diem position to translate records for physical/occupational therapy and Birth-to-Three patients at our busy outpatient clinic in Meriden. Contact: Beverly Malinowski at (203)237-7835, extension 23 or send resume to Bmalinowski@eswct.com.

HELP WANTED

WALLINGFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Certified Nursing Assistants Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CNA candidates for a 19 ½ hour per week position at the middle school level. CNA Certification required. $10.25 per hour. Apply on-line through our website www.wallingford.k12.ct.us

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HELP WANTED

We’re Hiring! Do you have excellent communication skills? Have you previous sales experience? Are you a stay at home mom, a student, a retiree, an artist, looking for some extra work....this could be an opportunity for you! donorworx inc. is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic representatives to promote the Save the Children Child Sponsorship Program at Westfield Meriden in Meriden and Westfield Connecticut Post in Milford during the months of November and December.

HVAC Technician Full Time to start immediately. S-2 or B-2 Licenses. 10 Years Experience Required. Must Pass Drug Test. Will pay more than your current job. F. F. Hitchcock Co., Inc. 264 Sandbank Road Cheshire, CT. Please fax resumes to (203) 272-9241 or stop in for interview.

EDUCATION

Excellent starting hourly rate of $13.50 - $16.60 with performance related pay plan and fast promotion opportunities for the right candidates. Paid training provided. Apply NOW at

www.donorworx.com in the JOBS section

NATIONAL FILTER MEDIA Industrial sewing machine operator. Must have experience. M-F, 6:30am - 3:00pm. Benefits; 401K. Apply in person 9 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford P/T Accounting Clerk: Prepare client invoices using QuickBooks and support to Finance Dept 2+ years accounting exp. required. Email resume lauriem@letterconcepts.com PAINTERS-Commercial 5+ yrs exp. Need valid DL, own transp. Must pass background check. Call 860 224-7366. EOE PTE Energy of Plainville, CT is currently seeking: Energy Analyst: F/T. Perform commercial energy audits, analyze & enter data into utility based software. Will train. Sales Representative: Generate leads & sales for the utility’s Energy Conservation programs. Pay is comm. based. 860-747-6037 pte@pte-energy.com

RESTAURANT - All positions! Apply in person at Zingarella, 83 West Main St., Planstville, Thurs/Fri 3-6, Sat. 12-3. SALES: Need reliable people to set appts at local Sears stores. P/T. Earn up to & over $12-$14 (base + bonus). No Telemarketing. Call 800-379-8310. Seniors Welcome! EOE/AA.

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. SPRAY Foam Installers Needed Experience necessary. (2) forms of valid I.D required. Call 860-829-8881


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