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Volume 10, Number 45

Election results stun Democrats By Julie Sopchak and Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

The room fell silent in anticipation as Scott Saunders, town council incumbent,

punched in the unofficial numbers, projected on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet on the wall of the town’s GOP headquarters. The room’s excitement became palpable when more numbers added

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Elected Republicans for the Town of Plainville are, top row, from left, are Mike Giuliano, Lisa Buckley, Bob Anderson, Andrea Saunders (didn’t run), Scott Saunders, Deb Hardy and Dan Hurley. Bottom row, from left, are Rick Drezek, Kathy Pugliese, and Lee Toffey.

up in the Republicans’ favor across the board on election night. “I am ecstatic,” said Saunders. “We worked very hard for the last two years to try and bring about some change to the people of Plainville and I think tonight’s election sends a very clear message that they like what we are trying to do. They support us and we intend to follow through.” Saunders was one of three Republicans re-elected to serve on the town council, along with Lee Toffey and Dan Hurley. Rick Drezek, newcomer, and Kathy Pugliese were the other two elected. Pugliese has served on the council before, and after a hiatus of about a decade, she now finds herself as the unofficial chairman of

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Election Results Town Council (R) K. Pugliese: 1,604 (R) D. Hurley: 1,541 (R) S. Saunders: 1,470 (R) R. Drezek: 1,351 (R) L. Toffey: 1,316 (D) C. Wazorko: 1,264 (D) Q. Christopher: 1,218 Board of Ed 4 year (R) L. Buckley: 1,590

(R) D. Hardy: 1,552 (R) M. Giuliano: 1,504 (D) C> Koskoff: 1,404 (D) B. Willard: 1,323 Board of Ed 2 year (R) R. Anderson: 1,277 Results are unofficial as of Tuesday night.

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Winning Democrats Christopher Wazorko, left, and his sister, Quinn Wazorko Christopher, stand in front of the unofficial results at party headquarters that show that Republicans swept both the town council and the See Election, page 24 school board.

Weather mess leads to bigger cleanup

Homecoming at PHS

By Julie Sopchak and Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

Photo by Patrick Matthews

The Plainville High School Homecoming Court gathers Oct. 28 during the football game against Berlin. From left are Kristi Pratt, Alyssa Nelson, Evelyn Zdunczyk, Jillian Newton, Allen Mehmedovic, Tom Dinda, Christopher Kuzia, Sheilah Newcity, Marcquille Johnson and Kevin Waite. Berlin triumphed over the PHS Blue Devils 21-18.

A week after a freak October nor’easter, just a few Connecticut Light and Power customers of Plainville are left in the dark. Now, the task is brush cleanup, something that has totally eclipsed any chance of the town following through with its annual leaf pickup. Plainville Superintendent of Roadways Dominick Moschini there is “no shot” of any leaf pickup for the town this year, since brush pickup from the storm will take at least a month to six weeks, possibly longer. “People are still bringing

the leaves out into the road, they don’t understand we are not picking leaves up,” Moschini said on Monday morning. Department of Roadways Foreman Mike Widger said the brush removal process is “painstaking,” and with a small crew of only seven or eight workers, there is just too much to handle. He said it took about four hours to get 15 truckloads of brush to the transfer station on Granger Lane. “This is devastation for a small crew like we have,” Widger said. “We just can’t do anymore.” On a clear and sunny Mon-

See Storm, page 5


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 10, 2011

Petit foundation’s gala to promote recognition of women in science By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

In keeping with its commitment to “foster education of young people, especially women, in the sciences,” the Petit Family Foundation is introducing its first Evening Honoring Women in Science with plans that it will become an annual event. The fundraiser, headed by honorary chairman and speaker Jeffrey R. Immelt, the chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric, will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the new Connecticut Science Center in Hartford.

The highlight of the evening will be the honoring of two women who are known to be at the zenith of the scientific field, Jennifer Whiffen and Anabella Villalobos. Dennis Chapman, brotherin-law of Dr. William A. Petit Jr. and event committee member, said the idea was pitched almost a year ago by Joe Ierna, a member of the foundation board of directors and one of Petit’s uncles. The foundation has been developing its relationship with the science center and it seemed like a good match for a fundraiser, Chapman said. Honorees were selected after

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reers. In her office at Pfizer, Villalobos keeps her notebook from her high school organic chemistry class. “The binder, with notes written in Spanish, is a little reminder of her journey from student in Panama to vice president,” according to her biography. Immelt and Petit both graduated in 1978 from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. The Class of 1978 has continued to support the college, Chapman said, and an

inal chemistry at Pfizer. She is responsible for creating greater effectiveness and efficiencies in the drug discovery process and developing the basis for generating “quality drug candidates for clinical trials,” according to her biography. Villalobos cites her strength is in her ability to bring together people from diverse disciplines, and develop their strengths and talents to arrive at scientific excellence. She also serves as a mentor to young scientists at Pfizer and encourages people of Hispanic descent to pursue science ca-

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State organization honors construction professionals from local area By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

Several men with local ties were among those who were recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut for their excellence in the commercial construction industry. On Oct. 13, the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut held its Seventh Annual Industry Recognition Awards Dinner to honor nine professionals who exhibit leadership, commitment and excellence in their careers. The awards in nine different categories of design and construction were presented at the Aqua Turf Club event. Two of the winners were Martin Tubbs, general superintendent with Manafort Brothers in Plainville, and Robert M. Berkmoes, of Southington, executive vice president of James T. Kay Company of Meriden. Tubbs, who received the Construction Supervisor of the Year Award, has more

than 25 years of construction experience specializing in general contracting projects and demolition. He has worked on some of the largest and well-known construction projects in the state including the Yale Rudolph Building renovation, projects at Pfizer in Groton, the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Rentschler Field football stadium in East Hartford, the parking garage and building expansion at Mohegan Sun and many more. Berkmoes, who is a Southington native, received the Subcontractor of the Year Award. He has been with the James T. Kay Company since 1975 and has risen through the ranks of management to his appointment as executive vice president in 1998. His skills and credentials as a mechanical contractor are reflected in the numerous list of trade licenses he holds including heating/cooling, plumbing, solar, sheet metal and medical gas. From 2009 to 2011, he

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Resident reflects on when the lights come on again By Herb Dirrigl Special to The Citizen

As I sit here writing after spending last night, candles burning, wearing two pairs of socks, long johns, gloves, hat with earflaps, and a blanket on my knees — I can’t

help but remembering another time in the past. Being 80 years old, my kids keep calling and checking on me. I tell them I’m fine and I’ve been through this before. I was in the Army, the first winter of the Korean War 1950. For breakfast we used

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Storm Continued from page 1 day autumn morning, big trucks and crews worked through the back roads of Plainville on Trumbull Avenue to remove brush left by residents after the freak storm that left 6 inches of snow and the entire town without power for the better part of a week. The company

hired by the town, Forestville Tree Services, uses a truck with a large arm that has a mechanical clamp on the end — think like one of those arcade crane games where you maneuver a mechanical arm to pick out a prize, carry it over, and drop it into the chute that will present you with your winnings. “These guys are really good and really fast, believe it or not,” Widger said. “They

have overhead wires to watch out for, guy wires coming off the poles, there’s a lot of obstacles.” The arm clamps down on brush that is bunched together and is then loaded into the back of a dump truck, which is transported over to the transfer station. Moschini said for brush pickup, residents should leave brush on the side of the road, not in the road. The more the brush is in the road, the more difficult it will be for plows when more snow comes down. “Just in case we don’t get to it before the snow flies,” Moschini said. “People are stacking them up more and more into the roads.” As for leaf collection, Moschini said private contractors have contacted the town to inquire about picking up Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Heavy-duty equipment collects storm-generated brush and limbs near Trumbull Avenue on Monday.

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman talks to volunteers and a Bristol man when she visits the area emergency shelter on Nov. 4 at Plainville High School. leaves privately, something that could very well end up happening. If it does, Moschini stuck to his guns, saying people should places leaves on the side of the road, not in, because if snow comes, he said it will be like a game of Russian Roulette. “They’re [private contractors] not going to pick them

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 10, 2011

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The Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 10. The bus will depart from the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, at 8 a.m., and leave New York at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets is available for the Radio City Christmas show. There is a limit of four tickets per adult. Payment must accompany registration. The bus will stop at Rockefeller Center, Macy’s and South Street Seaport where participants will be free to pursue their own interests. For more information, call the recreation department at (860) 747-6022.

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Plainville High School DECA members participate on Oct. 2 in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk at Rentschler Field in East Hartford to fund juvenile diabetes research efforts. The students raised approximately $1,100 for the worthwhile cause and met members of the UConn men’s basketball team.

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Lights Continued from page 4 our winter clothes hadn’t arrived yet. Seems our Army and Connecticut Light and Power had problems. If you had guard duty, which was two hours at a time, we would split the time to one hour each with a buddy each taking turns as not to be in the bitter cold so long. Photo courtesy of Herb Dirrigl

Herb Dirrigl takes a washtub bath while serving in the Korean War. He said the recent effects of Storm Alfred were minor compared to what he and others endured.

Yes, I got it made now. No house damage, got gas in my car and have the time to find a place to eat. No children or elderly folks or job to worry about. Being in good health, I don’t need to use a shelter. Having kids, friends and neighbors caring is comfort enough. I feel sorry for the people who got carbon monoxide poisoning resulting in some deaths in trying to cook and keep warm. The only positive thing is that we’ll really appreciate the comfort of our homes and our way of life once the

lights come on again. Herb Dirrigl is a resident of Plainville. The Plainville Citizen welcomes articles about memories and experiences and related photographs from Plainville residents or former residents. They do not have to be typed. Feel free to send them to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062; drop them off at our office at 40 N. Main St., Southington; or e-mail them to news@plainvillecitizen .com. Questions? Give us a call at (860) 620-5960.


president of both AGC of CT and Manafort Brothers, presented the awards. Tubbs was unavailable for comment. The AGC of Connecticut is a statewide construction trade association based in Wethersfield. It is the state chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. The industry recognition awards were established in 2005 to recognize outstanding individuals from the commercial construction industry.

Continued from page 3 He called the award “a great honor.” In late October, Berkmoes was honored by the Connecticut Yankee Council with the Construction Industry Good Scout Award because of his company’s work at the Deer Lake Boy Scout Reservation in Killingworth. The company was instrumental in the construction of the new dining room project at the facility. James A. Manafort Jr.,


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Storm Continued from page 5 The hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone who wishes to come and drop off leaves or brush may do so free of charge. If leaves are bagged, they must be removed from the bags. As of Monday morning, CL&P had missed its self-imposed deadline of restoring each town to 99 percent powered by midnight the night before, though a 99 percent restoration of Plainville was, in fact, completed. By Tuesday morning, only a handful of people were still awaiting power.

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A transformer explodes on Cody Avenue during the Oct. 29 storm. marshal Larry Sutherland and other town officials were continually monitoring the situation. Kathy Hickey, of Plainville, came to the shelter

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Eight-month-old Sofia Graff, of Plainville, experiences See Storm, page 26 her first snowfall on Oct. 30 with a Halloween buddy.

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Last Friday, as power was still being restored to the majority of the town, American Red Cross workers were accessing the situation and packing up the area emergency shelter at Plainville High School. Arrangements were being made for the few people, such as those with medical conditions, that could not yet return home because there was still no electricity. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stopped by at 3 p.m. to talk with the workers, several remaining residents and Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee, whose home had gotten power the night before. Wyman said that in the 10 shelters she had visited during the week she was impressed with how communities had pulled together; even residents who had needed the facilities later returned and volunteered. “In every shelter it’s been so amazing,” she said. Although power was slowly getting restored to towns, “Many places are still hurting,” she said. Her own home in Tolland — one of the hardest hit towns — remained without electricity. Plainville was no exception. Many restaurants and businesses donated to the shelter so that their goods could be put to use to help others. Much of the meat served came from Gnazzo’s Food Center when their refrigeration and freezers were

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Shoebox collection Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will be participating in Operation Christmas Child, the shoebox ministry providing gift-filled shoeboxes around the world for boys and girls who are experiencing hardship because of war, natural disaster, poverty, illness or neglect. People are welcome to fill a standardsized shoebox, covered with holiday paper if wished, with small toys, balls, cars, school and art supplies, personal hygiene products, socks, caps, jewelry, small books, paper, etc. To cover shipping and project costs, include a $7 check made out to Samaritan’s Purse with OCC on the

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, November 10, 2011 memo line inside the box for each shoebox. The collection is being made this weekend at Plainville United Methodist Church. Final date is Nov. 13. A second area collection site is Liberty Baptist Church, 265 Maple Ave., Bristol. Boxes can be brought to the church Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; or Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website

Revival services Four Days of Praise, revival services, will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 13, at Red e e m e r ’ s Harvill AME Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville.

On Thursday and Friday, revival services will begin at 7 p.m. The Rev. Moses Harvill, pastor of Cross Street AME Zion Church in Middletown, is the evangelist. Movie Night will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Gail Williams, historian, will present the history of Redeemer’s AME Zion Church. On Sunday, Nov. 13, morning services will be held 8 and 10 a.m. A Sunday afternoon memorial service at 3 p.m. will pay tribute and recognize members’ deceased loved ones at a candlelight service. The Homecoming Service and Fellowship will be held at 4 p.m. with Harvill. Dinner will be served following the afternoon services. The public is invited to the revival services. For more information, contact the church at or call (860) 747-1808.

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Floyd Bowley Floyd Raymond Bowley, 80, of P l a i nv i l l e, died peacefully on Oct. 24, 2011. He was born in Windsor, Vt., and was the son of William and Ella (Judd) Bowley. He grew up with his seven brothers and sisters in Wells River, Vt. and moved to New Britain in 1955. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean conflict. He retired from Fafnir Bearing Co. in 1989 after 33 years of service. He enjoyed traveling, spending time at his summer camp in Vermont, walking his dog, Pepper, and being with his family and friends. He was a kind, generous and quiet man who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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He is survived by his daughter Becky’ s soul mate, Larry Kulak; his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Andy Wiacek, of Canton; and a grandson who was his pride and joy, Raymond Wiacek; his two sisters, May Foligno, of New Britain, and Marion Ballou, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by the two loves of his life, Shirley (Sleep) Bowley and Arlene (Hillgrove) Bowley, and his beloved daughter, Becky Bowley. A memorial service to celebrate his life was held on Oct. 28, 2011, at the New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial will be at a later date in Vermont. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Parkway No. 1075, Waterbury, CT 06708 or the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

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Residents need leaf collection

To the editor: I want to state my strongest objection to the Town of Plainville’s decision to stop leaf collection in lieu of branch pickup. Although I am sure all Plainville citizens are appreciative of the plan to pick up branches and brush, the town’s decision to solve one problem but then add a new one is totally unacceptable. It is just this type of thinking that has caused so many people to be mistrustful and unhappy with the way government works. I do not buy for one millisecond that the Town of Plainville “does not have the resources” to fully support its citizens in this terrible time. Effective governmental leadership finds a way to get the resources. It doesn’t impose an additionally burden on its people

while it relieves another. Additional resources may also be available from the support of the state and federal governments based on the recent designation of Connecticut being designated a disaster area (or some such). There are many elderly owned properties in the town where bagging and transporting leaves to the transfer station will be exceedingly difficult. And even for those like me, “only 65,” I do not have a truck or other vehicle that could take the great number of leaves from my wooded lot to the station. I also am working, paying taxes, and this will require taking unpaid time off to somehow get rid of my leaves. This is poor leadership by Plainville town officials at its best — and abrogation of duty, more appropriately. Peter P. Gladis Plainville

Plainville Briefs Guidelines for waste pickup The Town of Plainville has recently switched to an automated trash and singlestream recycling system. The town would like to remind residents of the proper procedure for placing carts at the street on collection day. Please be sure the arrows on the top of the carts face toward the street and the wheels face away from the street. Please also keep in mind that the carts must be placed five feet away from other objects including other carts. Finally, please remember that only garbage placed in the new blue and grey carts will be picked up. Any garbage placed on the ground or in a different container will not be collected. Any carts that are not properly situated will not be emptied by the contractor. The town would like to

Government Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 10 Recreation and Parks Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 Planning and Zoning Commission special meeting, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Village Community Room, 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Nov. 16 Republican Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 Charter Study Committee, Municipal Center, 6:30 p.m. Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 Aviation Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.


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Veterans Day observance Veterans Day will be observed at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Whiting and Maple streets on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:11 a.m. The public is welcome to come join members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in remembering those who have served.

Town update on leaf collection The Town of Plainville is currently collecting storm debris as a result of Storm Alfred. This effort is expected to continue for at least the next four to six weeks. “The public works department has notified both the Town Council and myself that they do not have the resources to collect both the storm debris and the leaves in the short amount of time that is left before the winter season begins,” said Town Manager Robert E. Lee. Additionally, there is not enough room at the transfer station for both the storm debris as well as all of the leaves that is normally collected by public works. As a result, the town has cancelled the leaf collection program for this year. Residents are asked not to deposit the leaves on the side of the town roadways as this will impede snowplow operation during the winter months. The town transfer station will be open seven days a week for residents to bring their leaves at no charge. Brush will also be accepted at the transfer station at no charge. Residents are encouraged to consider mulching their leaves or composting them. Information regarding the composting of leaves can be found on-line at or by going to

the Master Gardeners website. Additionally, the Youth Services Department has a list of middle school students that are available to assist homeowners with leaf collection at nominal hourly rate or negotiated price. People interested in this service can contact Youth Services at (860) 793-0221, ext. 261. “This was not an easy decision to cancel the leaf collection program this year,” said Town Council Chairman Dan Hurley. He asked for Plainville residents “to be understanding of the situation and the unforeseen circumstances that necessitated the suspension of the leaf program.” — Town of Plainville

Quilt program canceled

The quilt program scheduled for today, Nov. 10, at the Plainville Public Library, has been canceled.

Snowflake Fair Nov. 11

The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., will be having the Snowflake Fair on Friday, Nov. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a bakery, handmade crafts, vendor variety, candy, white elephant, used toys, kids’ game room, needlework, a silent auction of gift certificates, services and more. There is no admission fee and the fair is open to the public.

Christmas Boutique

The Christmas Boutique and Craft Fair will be held at Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., on Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, a bake sale and a holiday cafe. A small admission price will be charged.

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Education update A series of “Education Update” presentations has been scheduled during the 2011-12 school year. Beginning this month, prior to each board of education meeting, a 30-minute presentation on a school district topic will be made by district personnel. The first presentation, which will be about bullying, is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:15 p.m., by Assistant Superintendent Maureen Brummett in the Plainville High School cafeteria. The next presentation, about district finances and the budget process, is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m., and will be given by Director of Finance and Operations Richard Carmelich III.

Linden students of the month Students of the month for September at Linden Street School are: kindergarten: Joshua Smith, Jaeden Black, Tamra Ibitz, Zachary Wyman, Julia Maksymiw; grade 1: Megan Gray, Matthew Kuczynko, Tea Autunno, Daniel Talarico, Michael Ouellette, Stella Liebler, Roshni Solomon, Justin Manafort; grade 2: Patrick Radziszewski, Isabella Paghense, Nathan Root, Katherine Gibson, Jacob Lagassey, Parker Hite;

grade 3: Tyler Babowicz, Brianna Bartley, Joseph Michalic, Cortney Ouellette; grade 4: Daniel Przybysz, Logan Miller, Helena-Rose Yawin, Brady Beausoleil, Elizabeth Susco; grade 5: Cole McNamara, Kelsey Matthews, Callia Donahue, Tyler Miller, Nermine Kamberi; library: Haylie Garrison, Garrett Lausier; art: Guillermo Hernandez, Helena-Rose Yawin; music: Marcel Crespo, Ava Piotrowski; physical education: Vincent Dashukewich, Tamra Ibitiz; Vivian Bianca’s room: Haylie Garrison; Bernie Knowles’ room: Emma Roberts; and Susan Tarascio’s room: D.J. Cassone, Ashley Adamaitis.

‘Number sense’ for students A lunch-time Math Movie Film Festival will be available, free of charge, to current and prospective PreGED / GED students. The second film in the series, “Number Sense,” will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 16, noon. On a monthly basis, one 30-minute GED Connections Math instructional video will be shown at Plainville High School, followed by a Pre- GED / GED program and GED Test registration information session. Math videos were furnished last year through a generous grant from the Elizabeth Norton Trust Foundation.



Candles in unity Photo courtesy of Toffolon Elementary School

In memory of Sept. 11, students at Toffolon Elementary School participate in “Candles Burning in Unity” to think about their futures and what is important to them. Students brainstormed words that described themselves and the character traits of being a good citizen. Candles were displayed on the cafeteria windows throughout the month of September. Pre-registration is required; call Plainville Adult and Continuing Education at (860) 793-3209.

Kid’s Speak conference Plainville High School faculty member Pam Gervasio and nine high school students will attend the Kid’s Speak conference on Nov. 15, a half-day program of interactive exercises, peer debate, improvisations, interactive panel discussion and peer dialogue aimed at raising students’ consciousness about civil and human rights issues and reducing bullying and prejudice. The program is co-sponsored by the Con-

necticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, State Department of Education, Asian and Pacific American Affairs Commission and the African American Affairs Commission.

Open house at high school St. Paul Catholic High School will host an open house Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. To make reservations, contact Matt Crowley, director of admissions, at (860) 584-0911, ext. 34, or e-mail The placement examination will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 a.m. For more information, visit the school website, or contact Crowley directly.

November closings

Plainville Community Schools will be closed on several days in November: Nov. 11, Veterans Day; Nov. 23, minimum school day; Nov. 24 and 25, Thanksgiving recess. Thursday, Nov. 17 will be a shortened day at Plainville High School in preparation for the first Curriculum and Activities Showcase to be held that evening. Dismissal will be at 12:10 p.m. Lunches will not be served.

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Reunions Plainville High School Class of 1976 is celebrating its 35-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Confetti’s Restaurant, 393 Farmington Ave., with dinner at 6 p.m. and a cash bar. There is a ticket price to attend. For information, contact Plainville High School Class of 1981 is celebrating its 30-year reunion on Friday, Nov. 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, Southington. PHS class of ’81 seeks classmates and RSVPs. For information, contact

Christina (Fernandez) Tufts, at (860) 930-8688 or . Plainville High School Class of 1986 will be celebrating its 25-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Northwest Drive, Plainville. There is a ticket price to attend. Send updated mailing addresses, questions, comments and suggestions to Plainville High School Class of 2001 is having a 10year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Lily Lake Inn, Wolcott. There is a cost to at-

tend. The cost includes four hours of open bar, hors d’oeuvres, cocktail party, desserts and DJ. Alumni spouses and guests are welcome. For information, contact Jessica Gust, at (860) 7478718. Southington High School Class of 2001 is having its 10-year reunion Friday, Nov. 25, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will feature dinner, an open bar, DJ and dancing. Tickets are now being sold. Classmates are encouraged to bring their spouses or a

date. Tickets will be higher at the door. For information, contact Jessica Zita, at or (860) 302-9199. Southington High Class of 1971 has scheduled its 40year reunion Saturday, Nov. 26, at Hawks Landing in Southington. Contact Steve Jardine, at (860) 628-6339, for details and to share contact information. Southington High School Class of 1991 will be hosting a 20-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville. Class

members should e-mail their updated mailing address to SouthingtonHS1991@gmail. com. New Britain High School Class of 1952 Reunion Committee recently met to plan the 60-year reunion. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington. Details will follow. Questions may be directed via e-mail to

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Collaborative meeting

A collaboration of area agencies, including Wheeler Clinic, of Plainville, will present an open house about foster and adoption on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The session will be held at CRI, Plaza West Building (back entrance), 732 West St., Suite 12, Southington. For more information, call (860) 793-7277 or (860) 621-7600, ext. 117 or This no-obligation open house, featuring participation from area agencies, provides information about the benefits of foster care and support for those who become foster parents.

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Sr., of Kensington; her sister, Lorraine and her husband, Richard Mauran, of Monticello, Fla.; her brother, Ron Bolduc, of Plainville; her son, Patrick Chambrello Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Rocky Hill; her daughters, Regina Lee Taylor and Lori Morin, of Kensington; her son, Joseph Chambrello and his wife, Michele, of Kensington; her grandchildren, Shannon, Patrick, Chester, Kayla, Jenna, Robert, Nicole, and Brooke; one great-grandchild, Dionell; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Nov.4, 2011, at Farrell Funeral Home New Britain. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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Sergio “Tony” Antonio Benitez Lajaras, born July 19, 1931, died at home on Oct. 30, 2011, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, to Sergio Benitez and Zoraida Lajara. He was a devoted member of the New Britain South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is survived by his wife, Norma Benitez, of New Britain; stepchildren, Diana Ojeda (Lionel) and their children, Lionel, Ashley and Makaylla Ojeda, of New Britain, Carlos A. Centeno (Yllaring), of Plainville, Eliud Rivera, of New York; a daughter, Nirka Benitez and grandson, Noah Benitez Henriquez, of Meriden; Ilia Ford, of Plymouth, Mass.; grandchildren, Austin and Lauren Ford; a brother, Luis Benitez (Paulita), of Naguabo, and three sisters, Hayde Umppierre, of New York, Sonia and Carmin Benitez, both of Puerto Rico; special friends, Joe and Lucy Pena, of New York; four brothers-in-law, Vidal, Ramon, Ruben and Davis; and three sisters-inlaw, Noemi, Clara and Elvia, along with a host of family and friends. The family would like to express its gratitude to the Vitas Hospice VNA and nurses for their

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The staff and members of the Plainville Senior Center are pleased to learn that the center has been awarded the sum of $1,000 though the 2011 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. The funds will help to support the much-needed Dial-a-Ride program.

Billiard winners The Plainville Senior Center billiard winners were: Sept. 22: first, Jack Rosay, Carmel St. Pierre; second, Joe Giannattasio, Doug Blankenship; Sept. 29: first, Mitch Ziolkowski, Joe St. Pierre; second, Curt Graves, Bob Hull; Oct. 6: first, Curt Graves, Wilson Belanger; second, Jack Rosay and Jim Norman; Oct. 13: first, Joe Giannattasio, Joe St. Pierre; second, Stan Funk, Carmel St. Pierre; third: Paul Martel, Doug Blankenship.

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The Plainville Senior Center maintains a list of Plainville residents who are at risk in the event of an electrical power outage. Individuals of any age, who have medical problems dependent on electrical power to operate medical equipment, should be on the “At Risk List.” Those who are not on the “At Risk List”, and need to be, should call the senior center, (860) 747-5728. In the event of an electrical power outage, Plainville residents with health risks and no other alternative, should call the Plainville Police Department at (860) 7471616. Neither the police department nor the senior center will call them. The Connecticut Light and Power Company, not the Police Department, should be called to report a power outage, at (860) 947-2000, option No.1. In a true emergency, call 9-1-1.

American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Saturday, Nov. 12, American Red Cross Blood Services Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, American Red Cross Blood Services Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, American Red Cross Blood Services Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 760 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, 1 to 6 p.m., sixth annual Betty Kroher birthday blood drive Saturday, Nov. 29, Ameri-

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There will be a free Community Health Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. This event is open to the public. There will be free demonstrations on low-calorie Thanksgiving cooking, 10,000 steps, yoga, strength training; free screenings on memory, blood pressure, oral health, Reiki sessions, blood glucose, cholesterol, vision, and balance. Call the senior center for an appointment in advance. There will be free food samples, free giveaways and nutritional counseling. This event is co-sponsored by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

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Vescovi – Adams


Emily Hope Adams and Peter Louis Vescovi Jr. were married Oct. 23, 2010, at Calvary Life Family Worship Center, Cheshire. The Rev. John Muratori officiated. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Maryann Adams, of Plantsville. The groom is the son of Peter and Margaret Vescovi Sr., of Wallingford. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Paul and Anna Acca, of Plainville. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The matron of honor was Marissa Adams-Salvesen, sister of the bride. The bridesmaids were Richele Ortiz, sister of the groom; Brittany Everett and Samantha Wilson, friends of the bride. The flower girls were Isabella DeMaio and Sydney Adams, cousins of the bride. The best men were Peter Vescovi Sr., father of the groom, and Shawn Everett, friend of the groom. The groomsmen were Javier Ortiz, brother-in-law of the groom; Kofi Wilson and Phillip McMillan, friends of the groom. The reception was by Ann Howard at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford. The bride studied at Brio Academy of Cosmetology and the Hartford Conservatory for recording arts. She is a licensed cosmetologist employed at Gerard and Company Hair Salon, Plantsville. The bride is also a worship leader at Calvary Life Family Worship Center. The groom received a bachelors degree in business administration from Bryant University. He is employed at Floors Now, Newington, and is a business developer and self-employed in financial services. The groom is a youth director at Calvary Life Family Worship Center. The couple will reside in Texas.

The engagement of Julia Ashley Jones and John Thomas Opalenik has been announced. The future bride is the daughter of Karen Methot, of Leicester, Mass., formerly of Cheshire and Southington, and Allan M. Jones, of Cheshire; and the stepdaughter of Marc Methot. She is a former resident of Cheshire and Southington currently residing in Plainville. She is a student at the Paier College of Art in Hamden with plans to become an art teacher. She is employed part-time as a preschool teacher at the Learning Center of the Southington YMCA. The future groom is the son of John and Diane Opalenik, of Southington, and is a former resident of Southington, currently residing in Plainville. He is a senior at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, in the elementary education program. He is also employed part-time as a preschool teacher at the Learning Center, and teaches karate to children at elementary schools in Cheshire and at the Southington Cheshire YMCA. An October 2013 wedding is planned.

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On Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 a.m. to noon, the Plainville Police Department and the Connecticut State Police Commercial Truck Inspection Division conducted a truck inspection on White Oak Avenue, and State Route 372 in Plainville. As a result, 28 truck operators were cited with a variety of violations including, defective trailer brakes; no annual inspection; expired medical card; no insurance; defective signal lights; and defective exhaust. Four trucks were taken out of service and one truck was towed from White Oak Avenue for an operator that did not have a driver’s license. The Plainville Police will continue to monitor this area for speed, excessive engine braking and equipment violations.


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CCC South champs looking for a grander title By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

In a rare occurrence in sports, two rivals met up and both walked away pleased.

The Berlin and Plainville High School boys soccer teams battled to a 1-1 doubleovertime tie at Scalise Field Friday, and the old foes were content with the outcome.

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Old foes Berlin and Plainville played to a 1-1 tie Friday at Scalise Field. The Redcoats’ D.J. Caron and the Blue Devils’ James Thompkins are pictured in action that day.

For Plainville, the deadlock meant it wrapped up its second straight Central Connecticut Conference South Division title, while for Berlin the tie likely earned it a first-round home game in the CIAC Class L tournament. His team didn’t lose much with the stalemate, but the Blue Devils’ James Thompkins would have liked to chalk up a W against the Redcoats. “We wanted to come here and win the game,” said the sophomore, who accounted for his team’s goal that afternoon. “Coach just told us to play our game and that’s what we did.” Plainville, which ended its regular season with a record of 11-2-3, begins Class M tournament play Friday, Nov. 11. Brackets were released after press time. Visit for details. Thompkins is looking forward to a long stay in the tournament. “We’re trying our best. We’re pretty confident of the way we play, the way we move the ball, and

our tenacity on defense,” he said. Jake Haynes scored on an assist from Brajan Cano to give Berlin (8-4-4) the halftime lead Friday. Plainville didn’t come up with the equalizer until late in the second half when Thompkins netted a header. “The days that we could practice this week, we worked on a counter-attack game plan, and it almost worked to perfection,” said Berlin coach Dave Francalangia. “They (Plainville players) were frustrated. They were flustered. They

possessed the ball 70, 80 percent of the game, but the scoring opportunities, I thought, were pretty equal.” The first time the Redcoats and Blue Devils locked up this fall, Plainville eeked out a 2-1 victory. Since Tim Brown came on as head coach at Plainville five years ago, the rivals have had several tight games. “I respect Tim a lot for what he’s done with the program over there. He’s a great guy. He knows the game, obviously,” said Francalangia.

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Next up: Weaver

Lady Devils ready for postseason By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The Berlin High School girls soccer team was so ready to return to action after the snow storm layoff that the Lady Redcoats

gladly shoveled Scalise Field last week in order to make it playable for their scheduled game with Plainville Friday. “This group is great. They said ‘Sure, we’ll do it. No problem,’” said BHS coach Steve Yanosy. “The girls did a great job. I told them it was some resume-building in case they want to get a job in the winter.” Berlin and Plainville would battle to a 0-0 double-overtime tie, and for the Lady Redcoats (10-3-3) that result was good enough to gain them the Central Connecticut Conference South Division title, outright. Plainville and Berlin played into overtime the first time they locked up this season as well. The Lady Redcoats prevailed in that See Lady, next page Photo by Patrick Matthews

Berlin’s Kira Eleveld and Plainville’s Lexxi Carroll battle for the ball Friday at Scalise Field. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Photo by Patrick Matthews

The Plainville High School football team, out of action last week due to the storm, will look to end its three-game losing skid Friday night. Winless Weaver (0-7) is coming to Alumni Field. Game time is 7 p.m. The Blue Devils enter the match up with a mark of 3-4. Pictured: Plainville’s Chris Kuzia bulls through Berlin defenders in Week 7.


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Spikers not content with simply getting into tournament By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Always good for a clever quote, Plainville High School volleyball coach Steve Compson said “Alfred may have helped Batman, but I think he hurt a lot of teams over the week.” The recent freak snowstorm — Alfred — certainly has taken its toll on the fall season, and on teams’ preparation for the state tournament. Plainville, for instance, has been out of action since besting Berlin, 3-2, Oct. 27. “I think the week, or more,

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one, 4-2. “It doesn’t matter who the players on both teams are, it always seems to be a tough game for both teams. It’s always a battle,” Yanosy said of the Berlin-Plainville clashes. “We’ve gone into overtime with them probably the most

off for a lot of teams could have a real impact on the tournament, depending on how much teams have been able to do, and how rusty teams will be,” said Compson, whose troops managed to get in a decent amount of practice time during their week off from school. The Lady Blue Devils (9-9) are slated to begin play in the CIAC Class M tournament today, Nov. 10. Tournament details are posted at Compson said qualifying for the postseason is nice, and was a team goal, “but the kids want a little bit more.”

Plainville has had problems with consistency, however, and will need to put together a quality, well-rounded performance if it is to stick around beyond Round 1. “If we play like we played against Berlin, like we played against Platt (a hardfought defeat), and get a couple more breaks going our way, we can make it interesting for a couple of teams,” said Compson. The Lady Blue Devils’ last state tournament appearance was in 2009. The locals made a first-round exit that year.

Plainville’s Megan Johnson and Nikki Dow man the net during a recent victory over Berlin.

of any team that we face, year to year. It’s a good rivalry.” For Plainville (9-6-1), the rugged match up with Berlin Friday should serve as a good primer for the CIAC Class M state tournament, which begins today, Nov. 10. The Lady Blue Devils also had tough battles with Platt and Bristol Central recently. “Those games made us stronger for the tourna-

ment,” said PHS coach Leszek Wrona. Plainville capped its regular season slate Monday with a 4-3 loss to Bristol Central at Alumni Field. Lexxi Carroll netted two goals for the Lady Blue Devils. Kelsey Chacho had one. Jill Newton dished out two assists. State tournament brackets were released after press time. Visit for details. Wrona believes his troops can make a run in Class M. “We have to play the way

we played all season — focusing, playing together as a group, and enjoying the game,” the veteran coach said. “At this point, everything that we’re supposed to do, we already did. We trained hard, worked hard, now it’s time to step up our play. That’s how it goes.” The Lady Blue Devils earned the 18th seed in the 2010 Class M tournament and fell to 15th seed Windham, 3-1, in the opening round.

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Continued from page 21 “It’s a chess match when we play them. The past couple of years it’s been a chess match every single game. It’s enjoyable. The kids get up for it, it’s a rivalry. It’s been fun.” Plainville wrapped up its regular season slate Monday. The Blue Devils played host Bristol Central to a 3-3 tie.

Bulletin Board Casino trip

A bus trip to Mohegan Sun will take place Saturday, Nov. 19. The bus will depart from Plainville High School at 4 p.m., returning at midnight. Attendees will receive a food voucher and three $5 gaming tickets. Proceeds benefit the PHS girls basketball team. For more information, contact Lisa Mandeville at (860) 793-1683.

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Freimuth discusses epic career, looks to the future By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Longtime Plainville High School baseball coach Bob Freimuth concedes when a team takes the field on game day, there’s not much a coach can do, instruction-wise, at that point. The most important job a coach has is to make sure his guys are in a position to win before the jersey goes on. “A great percentage of your coaching is done before the game starts. Your job as a coach is to prepare the kids. You can’t go out there and throw a pitch for them. You can’t go hit for them. You can’t catch the ball for them. Your preparation is done in practice,” said Freimuth. “I always thought the role of coach is to get the most out of the kids he has. What’s the difference between a kid in Plainville, or a kid in Berlin, or a kid in Meriden? I don’t know. They’re kids. They play baseball. You want to maximize their efforts and their abilities, get the most out of them, and make them think they’re a little better than they are. A lot of it is psychology.” It would be tough to argue with Freimuth’s Zen approach to coaching. During his 27 years at the helm of the PHS baseball program, the Blue Devils accumulated more than 400 victories and made seven appearances in the state finals, winning five titles. Recently, Freimuth announced that he was calling it a career. The 60-year-old admits the rigors of a baseball season started to get to him. “As a baseball coach you have to be a pretty active par-

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After 27 years at the helm of the Plainville High School baseball team, Bob Freimuth has called it a career — “Maybe it’s time for somebody with a different voice.” ticipant in practices … You’re throwing batting practice, you’re hitting fungos,” the former teacher said. “This past spring the fungo bat felt a little heavy. Then you bend down to pick up a foul ground ball on those cold spring days, and you don’t know whether you’re going to straighten up again. It takes a toll on you. It may be time for someone with a little more energy.” Paraphrasing a quote from former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, Freimuth said: “Maybe it’s time for somebody with a different voice.” Ultimately, however, Freimuth gave up the reins of the Blue Devils so that he could spend more time with his young grandchildren, Luke, Celeste and Ben, who live out-of-state. Freimuth said when his sons, Matthew and Andrew, were growing up, coaching often kept him on the run. He doesn’t want to miss out on those years with his grandkids.

“I was so busy with this thing that I missed a lot of my sons’ games or activities,” Freimuth said. Speaking of his wife, Rindy, he added “she did a hell of a job with those kids. She’s a great coach’s wife.” Freimuth pegged himself as an “average” baseball player during his time at Bristol Central High School, where he was a multi-sport athlete. His first foray into coaching came when he was still in college. He headed up a grammar school baseball team, and the club turned in an undefeated season. “We didn’t lose a game, and I kind of got the bug for coaching.” In the ensuing years, with a young family at home, Freimuth wasn’t picky about coaching jobs. Freshman

“They were all great kids,” Freimuth said of his players. “They gave me the best possible efforts they could possibly give me, and I’m appreciative of that.” Championships and personal accolades are nice, said Freimuth, but seeing his players grow up to be good men is much more gratifying. Freimuth talked about a former Blue Devil who served on presidential detail as a member of the Secret Service. The coach’s guys have gone into medicine, education, police work, coaching. The list goes on. High school baseball “is such a small part” of a person’s life,” said Freimuth. “But hopefully some of the lessons they learn — work ethic, being loyal, being a good team player — all factor in to the way they go about their lives. That’s what it’s all about.” His high school coaching days are over, but Freimuth will stay close to the game. He’ll help out Trinity College coach Bill Decker from time to time, and plans to take in some Plainville games. The search for Freimuth’s replacement at PHS is underway, and he has one suggestion for the hiring committee. “With the success we’ve had, I hope they consider someone that’s aware of that success and tradition; someone that can carry it on.”

boys basketball and varsity girls soccer were just two of the coaching posts he held during his 36-year teaching career. Also, Freimuth served as an assistant to former Plainville High School baseball coach Ron Jones. When Jones stepped aside in 1985 after a highly-success run, PHS athletics director Charles Palmer asked Freimuth if he would be interested in the job. “I thought it over and said ‘yeah, why not,’” said Freimuth. Under Freimuth’s watch, the Blue Devils maintained the level of success the town had grown accustomed to seeing on the field. Plainville advanced to the state semifinals in 1987 and captured a state championship in 1992. The Blue Devils returned to the state finals in 1993, but were defeated. The locals rebounded to win back-to-back titles in ’94 and ’95. Six years later Plainville made its way to another title game, but fell short of the glory. The Blue Devils’ last state crown came in 2008. “Baseball has obviously been a great source of pride in town for many, many years,” said Freimuth, who pointed out that success has a tendency to “snowball.” “You get kids who are sophomores, and their role model is a senior captain. And he’s going on to play in college. It just goes on and on.”


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the council. “That is a tremendous affirmation of the trust that people have in me to do this,” Pugliese said. “And after being away for so long, that’s the biggest compliment anyone could ever receive.” The sweep continued with the Board of Education, which saw newcomers Deb Hardy, Mike Giuliano and Lisa Buckley fill the fouryear seats and Robert Anderson also elected for the twoyear term spot. With that, Andrea Saunders was announced by her husband, Scott, as the unofficial BOE chairperson. “I’m overwhelmed with everything,” Andrea Saunders said. “I’m more overwhelmed with the council, frankly. I never thought [we] would take control of the council.” Hurley said it was nice to see the support from the town, and now “we’ve gotta produce.” “Now it’s no more Republican, Democrat — it’s Plainville,” Hurley said. “Everyone has a voice.” Republican campaign chairman Helen Bergenty wanted to make sure to thank all the voters for their support. “Back to basics and com-

mon sense,” Bergenty said. “That’s what they wanted, the voters have spoken.” Republican Town Committee Chairman Bob Pugliese said it “doesn’t get much better than this.” At the same time, at Democratic headquarters around the corner in downtown Plainville, Democrats stood in somber silence as committee chairman Christopher Wazorko told them, “We did terribly.” “We got creamed,” said his sister, Quinn Wazorko Christopher. The brother and sister, whose father Thomas Wazorko was prominent on the Plainville Board of Education for years before his death in 2008, were the sole Democrats who got elected to the Plainville Town Council. Christopher Wazorko is a 7term incumbent while Quinn Wazorko Christopher is a newcomer to politics. “I’m a little surprised,” she said about the results. In spite of being in the minority on the council, “I’ll try to do the best I can for the town.” In the school board race, incumbents Charlotte Koskoff and Barbara Willard were the sole Democrats who won. After Wazorko and his wife Raegan entered into the computer the unofficial results brought in by poll runners, he took a moment to compose

himself. “I really don’t have anything to say, I’m absolutely stunned. I didn’t expect this to happen at all. I don’t know where this came from,” he said. Longtime council and BOE members Robert Ciotto Sr., Lynn Szach and Barbara Willard stood watching the numbers being written on the wall. Ciotto declined to comment on his loss while Szach said, “I am surprised, I

thought it’d be more evenly split 4-3. People in town obviously wanted a change. We’ll see what the next two years bring.” Other Democratic incumbents who lost included council candidate Jason Rupaka and BOE member Patrick Ringrose. Petitioning candidates Thomas Arcari Sr. and Andre J. Grandbois also did not gain council seats nor did John E. Kisluk

on the BOE. Constables elected included Democrats John Pater, Tony Tarascio and Richard D. Ireland Jr., and Republicans John Wolak, Anthony Bartolotta, Ezio Capozzi and Gail Pugliese. The two library trustees elected were Democrat Kathryn Lickwar and Republican Jay Steeves. Voter turnout was low. Of 10,299 eligible voters, 2,719 or 27 percent cast their ballots.

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Nov. Annual art exhibit — The Art League of Plainville is presenting its 51st Annual Fall Art Exhibit and Sale at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., during November. The public is welcome to view the exhibit during regular library hours. Information: (860) 589-3599. 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. 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: children’s department at (860) 793-1450.



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The Plainville Wind Ensemble begins its 24th concert season with a new conductor, Christopher Dresko, directing the symphonic band for the seventh Annual Veterans Day Concert on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., in Welte Hall at Central Connecticut State University. The family oriented concert is free. The concert benefits the local Marines Toys for Tots program with Marines from the Naval and Marine Center of Plainville, Sea Cadets, Hardware City Detachment Marine Corps League and members of the Veterans Affairs of CCSU present to accept new toy donations.


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. Revival services — Four Days of Praise, revival services, will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 13, at Redeemer’s AME Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville. The public is welcome. See faith page for complete information or contact the church at or call (860) 747-1808.


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Craft fair — Gloria Dei Holiday Fair, 355 Camp St., Bristol, will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts and handmade quilts, baked goods, attic treasures, books, plants, homemade apple pies, lunch and much more. Information: call (860) 5820629. National Federation of the Blind — National Federation of the Blind will meet at noon at the Plainville Public Library, 255 Main St., noon. Snowflake Fair — See Nov. 11 listing. On Saturday, there will also be a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in addition to the fair. Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong,



Church breakfast — An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is held on the second Sunday of every month, except for July and August, at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St., from 8 to 11 a.m. The choice of menu is juice, eggs, western eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, Texas French toast, bagels, doughnuts and coffee. Children younger than 6 are free. The public is welcome. The next breakfast will be Sunday, Nov. 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door.



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last Sunday with her 97-yearold father. “We had nothing, no heat, no lights, no water. I had no idea how long we would be out,” she said. She said she was glad the shelter was open and commented that the services were very good and that her father was comfortable. People who had medical needs could stay in a separate room rather than the gymnasium and there was a second room for babies. Bob Strano, of West Hartford, was the American Red Cross disaster action team leader for Area 3 and the shelter supervisor. He said Plainville showed a joint effort between the municipality, schools and other components that he has not often seen. The town was “lucky to have this facility,” he said referring to the high school. “It was phenomenal.” “The volunteers made the residents feel more comfortable. [About] 99 percent of the people are not used to this situation,” Strano said. But thanks to the public’s support of the Red Cross, the organization is able to help people in need, he said. Other American Red Cross volunteers who answered the call came from as far away as Ohio, Maryland, southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Derek Jordan, of Rhode Island, who served as shelter manager, echoed Strano’s opinion about Plainville’s response. “The community

support was phenomenal, made it run so smoothly, had amazing volunteers,” he said. “We had a few hiccups here and there but we got good feedback.” Plainville Police Administrative Sgt. Charles Smedick said the town’s Emergency Operations Center, located at police headquarters, was set into action almost immediately with Larry Sutherland, fire marshal/emergency manager. The EOC was staffed continually to address every concern and the police department brought in extra officers. Smedick and Sutherland were at the center 16 or 18 hours each day, Sutherland said. “During the 10-day period, we had 81 emergency calls,” to the EOC, Smedick said. People who were registered on the town’s at-risk list were contacted to see if they needed help getting to the shelter; some residents chose to remain home and if it was determined to be a safe environment, they were allowed to stay. Nine individuals were transported from the shelter to area hospitals if it was determined they needed assistance or were too ill. The American Red Cross dictates that people must be able to feed and bathe themselves and administer their own medication without a caregiver and those who were unable to do this could not stay. On the local roads there were 24 accidents, a high number, Smedick said, primarily because people were not stopping at the intersections although the traffic signals were not working. Five

accidents caused injury, however, none was serious. He said it is a state law that drivers must stop if a signal is out, which many people ignored. Sutherland said he and Lee implemented the town’s emergency operations plan — which is updated annually — early Saturday afternoon. The shelter was open by 7:30 p.m. “Initially it was rough because it takes time for people to get in motion to start things up,” Sutherland said. On Saturday night, the 27 people staying at the shelter were treated to grinders and soda paid for by the emergency staff. Gradually operations became smoother as the Red Cross arrived, supplies were delivered by the U.S. Army and National Guard, and the community and volunteers came forward. Additional cots were acquired from out of town. Sutherland coordinated the emergency services down to details like arranging forklifts to be at the high school when trucks needed to be unloaded. “The town manager did a phenomenal job, stood by us 100 percent of the time,” Sutherland said. Early in the week, the town got a liaison from Connecticut Light & Power who reported to town officials every morning, show the progress made and make plans for that day. “The more information we gave them of problem areas, the better they were able to serve us,” Sutherland said. There were 11 to 13 CL&P


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For the second year in a row, the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA welcomes members of the Indian community and the public to the facility to celebrate Navratri, a Hindu festival of worship, which included dance, family activities and food. Dr. Jayesh Kamath and his son practice Raas, a group dance using dandiya, decorated sticks, which the children made there.

The Plainville Senior Center setback tournament winners were: Sept. 19: first: Paul Martel, Joe Beaudin; second: Walter Mackiewicz, Vera Pekrul; third: Beatrice Dumont, Joan Oliveira; Sept. 26: first: Beatrice Dumont, Joan Oliveira; second: Mary Ann and Bill Cunningham; third: Mina Fusaro, Anne Stanford; Oct. 3: first: Roger Willequer, Joe Fortuna; second: Beatrice Dumont, Joan Oliveira; third: Carol Diana, Barbara Cichon; Oct. 17: first: Roger Willequer, Joe Fortuna; second: Pearl Steele, Grace Lapila; third: Roy Kaine, Richard Nordgren

‘Here We Sit’ comedy On Monday, Nov. 14, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a special free showing of the comedy “Here We Sit,” a play from the PCS Players. The PCS Players are a spin-off from the Plainville Choral Society and the center’s Dial-A-Ride Driver, Christine Rodrigue, plays a lead role in this production. Call the senior center to register.

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Community health fair There will be a free Community Health Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the senior center. This event is open to the public. There will be free demonstrations on low-calorie Thanksgiving cooking, 10,000 steps, yoga, strength training; free screenings on memory, blood pressure, oral health, Reiki sessions, blood glucose, cholesterol, vision, and balance. Call the senior center for an appointment in advance. There will be free food samples, free giveaways and nutritional counseling.

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C H E V Y C O BA L T L S 2 0 0 7

4 Door Sedan, Auto, Low Miles Stock# 5563A $23,995

Low miles, Automatic, AC, Clean. Stock #5532A $11,500

(203) 235-1686

(203) 235-1686

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

EX-L, Leather, Navigation $19,491 Stock# C7228 (203) 237-5561

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

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


Thursday, November 10, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen AUTOMOBILES



PETS & LIVESTOCK CHRISTMAS PUPPIES AKC Chocolate & Black Labs. Male and Female. $750-$950. Raised with children. Ready December 12. (203) 631-9386 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

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

Jeep Commander 2006 4 Wheel Drive. LOADED! LOADED! Stock #11206A (203) 630-0088

JEEP Wrangler 2006 LOW MILES Stock #P5891A (203) 630-0088

SNOW Bengal kittens, adorable males & females, 8 weeks old plus another litter will be ready for Christmas. 203-600-4601


TROYBILT CHIPPER/ SHREDDER/ VAC- 190cc, hardly used, excellent cond. Like new. $225/ best offer. Call after 3:30pm 203-237-4580. 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

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 2 Lt. Oak Bar Stools w/cushion. 30”. Great condition. $100. (860) 302-8748

NISSAN Frontier SE 2006 King Cab, V6, 4WD, Low Miles Stock #P8868A (203) 630-0088

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

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


ANTIQUE Organ; Hitchcock Love Seat; Antique Rocking Horse; Credenza, Glass Top; Amana Refrigerator; Metric Tap & Die Set (203) 265-5448

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Home decor/furnishings New Fashion Jewelry & Charms Locally Handcrafted Items Truly Affordable, Truly Unique 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift With Every Purchase 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

Paying cash for Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

JENN-AIR side by side stainless refrigerator with door ice and water, counter depth, 23 cu. ft., seven years old. $250. 203-265-6616 JVC TV 27”. $20 203 269-6117


JEEP Liberty 2005 Limited, LOW MILES Stock #120029A (203) 630-0088

BULLDOGS, Boxers, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Multi-Chu, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+.

Call 860-930-4001


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 SOLID Mahogany Drop Leaf Table $50. (203)634-8053

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BIBLE N.T. Commentary Set (20 Vol.) Great Condition. $100 Firm. 860-276-8606

Apply Now 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

IT’S SO CONVENIENT! Pay for your RecordJournal subscription with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express. Call (203) 634-3933 to order your Record-Journal subscription today.

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

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

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. HOT Tub, Gulf Coast, hardly used, 50+ jets, seats 6. Maintained by local spa company. $1750. (203) 440-3940 LARGE BIRD CAGE 19x29. $40. 203-443-3125 TIRES(4): Kumho, P225/60R16, 6/32”Tread. $100. 203-265-5321

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT $215/CORD. Seasoned firewood. Free delivery for most areas. Call 203-927-2681 ALL Hardwood, 2 Cord Minimum $200 and $225 For a Single cord. 203-376-2805. FRANCO Belge coal stove, blue enamel, comes with some coal. $300 or best offer. Call 203238-1977 FURNACE - WOOD or COAL burning with twin electric blowers. Stove pipe included. 3 years old. $900. 203-634-1760 SEASONED hardwood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in (mostly 18). $225/cord; $145/half cord. 203-294-1775.



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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

ELLIPTICAL Proform 390e Black/Silver Standard Size Work-out Machine. 12 Workout Programs, Resistance and IPod hookup. Very Good Condition. Barely Used. Pickup Only. $400/Or best offer. Erica @ 860-426-0322

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS German & Japanese war souvenirs. Civil war items. Anything military. Top Prices Paid. Walt Shamock 203-237-6575

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 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm.

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments 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

Repaired! 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

Military Items 203-238-3308

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


ELECTRONICS MODEL Rectifier Corp TECH 4 220 Train Controllers for DC scale trains. Output (23VDC, 18.5 VAC), Total Output 17VA. New in boxes. Asking $65 each. 860-621-5466


$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

MERIDEN East Side 6 Room house. Very clean with 2 large BRs, 1 marble bath, fireplace, hdwd flrs. Modern kitchen with stove, fridge & DW. Full basement with sink, WD hookup, CA. Large yard w/deck. Off st parking. Easy access to highways. Many extras. No pets. $1100 + utils. Call 203 238-2370 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


Flanders West Apts ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

BLUSHING Fox Fur Jacket Like new. $75.00 (203) 634-8053



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 MERIDEN Avail again. Back on the market. 4 BR, 2 Baths. Willow St. Section 8 Approved - Must Be Qualified for 3 or 4 BR Need. $1400 + Sec & utils. Refs. Available Now! 203-605-8553 MERIDEN COLONIAL 3BR, 1 bath. refrigerator, stove. WD hookup. Off street parking. 1st mo & sec dep. $1250 + utils. No pets. (203) 238-9379


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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 4BR, 2 bath apt Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. $1225/mo Call 203-240-4688 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 MERIDEN - 2 bedrm 2nd floor, off Street parking, $750. plus security, on Vine Street. Call 203-427-3566 MERIDEN - 819 Broad Street 1BR $600. All utilities included. Section 8 approved. No pets. 860-246-0613 MERIDEN - Cook Ave. 3BR remodeled 3rd flr. New carpet, new paint, Off-st-parking. Sect 8 approved. $1250/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. From $845/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2nd Fl. Prescott St, 2 family house. Off st parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. Call (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $875+ utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Separate Utilities Off st parking. WD hookups. $575-$800 + Security deposit 203-809-4627

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

Anvil Place Apts.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 10, 2011

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 ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED



J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

Pete In The Pickup MERIDEN 1 BR plus spacious loft. 2nd floor. Nicely remodeled, off street parking, quiet neighborhood. Incl. appliances & utilities. No pets. Security deposit & ref. $850/mth Call 203-630-3441.

MERIDEN 1BR, 3rd Floor. New carpeting/flooring. Newly painted. Off street parking. $650/ mo + sec. Section 8 approved. 110 Colony St. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 3 BR Apartment 144 So. Colony St Walk in ground level. Pets OK. $850/month. Call (203) 814-7661 MERIDEN 3 BR. 2nd Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $900. Call Will 860-834-2876 MERIDEN 3BR. Appliances included. Totally remodeled. Asking $1100. Section 8 approved. (203) 440-3722 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 3 BR. Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrig. $1000/mo + sec. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Section 8 approved. 860-347-2992 MERIDEN 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

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

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


RELIABLE, Experienced person to clean homes. Detailed cleaning with a personal touch. Over 20 years experience. Excellent refs. Call Beth (203) 639-1870 KAY & TINA Commercial, Residential, Final Cleans. Disabled reduced rates. Call (203) 935-7237


Pete In The Pickup DUMPSTER RENTALS - BROSNAN DUMPSTERS Storm cleanups, home clean-outs and remodeling jobs. Lic #00551920. Call Rich at 203-238-2571

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

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

ACCELERATED LANDSCAPING, INC. Celebrating our 25th year in business! Professional, residential lawn care & landscaping. Call Jim 860-223-3260 HIC #626646 STORM CLEANUPS/ Tree Brush & branch removal. Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 DE CA LANDSCAPING Patios & Walks Leaf Removal Snow Plowing We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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A & A LAWN CARE Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Fall Clean-Ups. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim 203 237-6638 or 203-518-2334


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

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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


687 Broad St., Meriden

MERIDEN. 1 & 2 BR apts avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 2381977 Re/Max Professionals


MERIDEN. 2 BR apt, heat, hot water, electric and trash pickup included. $950/mo. Refs req. Call 203-410-6295 MERIDEN. 3 BR apt, completely remodeled, off street parking, washer/ dryer hookups. $1000 /mo, no pets. 203-537-0360

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

CT Reg. #516790


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

COMMERCIAL and Residential Fall Clean Up, Curbside pickup Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 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

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

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

GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs Complete Fall Leaf Clean-Up. Quick, Courteous Service. Est 1985 Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430 Free Estimates


203-237-0350 LANDSCAPING

MGW Handyman Service “Have a list of things to do? Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 (203) 886-8029

MERIDEN. 1 BR, 1st flr, refrig, stove, washer/dryer hookups. $725 plus security. Avail Dec 1. 203-284-5843

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


687 Broad St., Meriden

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


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

FALL CLEAN-UP LEAF & YARD CLEAN-UP Curb side pick-up, Tree & Brush Removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447





MERIDEN-Cottage St, $850, 1st flr, 1 BR w/Victorian charm, small office. w/d avail. Sec & ref. Call Andrea at Maier Prop Management, 203-235-1000.

PAINTING Services: Highly professional local company offers affordable rates, quality service, with attention to detail. Background checks for all employees. All interior and exterior painting and finishes, on new and existing commercial and residential structures. Fully insured. HIC #0629204. Prime Coatings 203-915-0620.






All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


687 Broad St., Meriden


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


J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

MERIDEN2 bdrm apt $625/mo. + utils. on bus line downtown. Also STUDIO APT. $600/mo. incls all util’s. No pets. Call 203-982-3042. MERIDEN-3BR w/Garage in back yard. Clean & quiet dead end st. W/D included. Heat & HW included. Great location! Pet OK. $1,400. 860-426-9819



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


203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn SALT - $130 per Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16.50 per 50lb. bag. Pallet prices available. 24/7. Call 203-238-9846 HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal available 20% off w/ neighbors. Great prices, free estimates. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL FREE Clean fill available. Large quantities. Located in Berlin. Call (860) 982-4819 or 860-2233260

687 Broad St., Meriden


203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING A+ PAINTING - Professional, quality work. Low rates. Free estimates. No job too small. Anthony 203-814-7661 CT631687

Storm Clean-Up HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal available 20% off w/ neighbors. Great prices, free estimates. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991


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

RICK’S affordable Tree limb, brush piles, tree, & under-brush removal. No job too big or small. 15 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Fall Clean-Ups. Dumpster rentals. CT Reg #584101 Jim 203 237-6638 or 203-518-2334 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


STORM DAMAGE REPAIR 687 Broad St., Meriden

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Gutter Cleaning Top Quality Work. CT Reg #616311 203-213-6528 CROSS ROADS SERVICES Fall clean-ups or curbside vac truck service. Lic. CT#553037 Mike (203) 627-8750

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


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

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Firewood. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216


Thursday, November 10, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. 4 BR, kit, LR, 2 full baths, w/w carpet. Need references. Section 8 approved. 203-537-9093 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS EAST Berlin, Ct 88 Commerce St. 3 RENTS AVAILABLE 750 sq ft, 1500 sq ft & 2500 sq ft Call Bill Petit 860- 828-5715 or 860-543-9906


WALLINGFORD - 1st flr, 2 BRs, Very clean and in good condition. No basement, No pets. $950. Call 203-809-7013 or 203-410-9464 WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, stove, refrigerator, w/d hook-ups, parking. New energy efficient windows & carpet $885 +sec 203-430-4373

Call 1-800-515-8000 HELP WANTED MERIDEN-$163,600 Simple & smart scale down & go easy on budget w/this 2BR ranch. Spacious living rm w/fp, EIK, fenced beautiful corner yard w/covered patio & non thru st. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD - Modern spacious 1 & 2 bedrms, nice area, off st parking. Plus 1 month sec. No pets. Avail 11/1. 203284-2077 or 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD 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 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric incl. $850. Refs & security. Pets possible. 203-284-8890

WLFD-$169,900. 3BR ranch, affordable, put your personal touches on this cozy home w/ hw fls, eat in kitchen, fp in LR, newer vinyl siding, 1c att gar. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

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

DEPOT MANAGER Do you have a Class B License and supervisory/ managerial experience? Depot Manager responsibilities include supervising both warehouse and driver employees; receiving, selecting; maintenance of facility/equipment, security, understanding route and load conditions, communicating delivery issues to Sales Management and Routing Dept, covering delivery routes as required, while adhering to/teaching company standards and policies. Class B license and supervisory experience required. Email resume and cover letter to EOE/AA

The Record-Journal is seeking an early morning Part Time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls.

Record-Journal Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450


MERIDEN Fully furnished 1 BR apt. Incl heat, electric, hot water, off st parking. On bus & train line. $150/wk + sec. or $550/mo + sec. Susan 203-500-0608

Bookkeeper Assistant

Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101

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

BARTENDER Full or Part time Experienced. Apply in person: Avanti’s Restaurant, 34 River Rd, South Meriden.

Customer Service Representative

Customer Service/ Management WLFD-$399,900 Your own private mini estate. Over 2500 sf, 4BRs, 3b, inground pool, 4 car gar, 1 acre, many updts, 1st fl FR w/FP, & so much more. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

MERIDEN-$100 per week. Clean, safe, 1st floor. Furnished room, utils incl. Share kit & bath. 203238-3369. Leave message.

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.


WALLINGFORD Lovely Furnished Room Prestige location. Everything you may need or want. Call 203-269-8166 for details.

(860) 329-0316

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) HVAC SERVICE TECH B/D or S license required. 5 years min. experience. Exc. wages, benefits. Send resume to: No phone calls, please INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/ res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 Ext. 0 for info. ACORD, Inc. LABORER Wanted at Jawor Lumber, 1068 North Farms Road, Wallingford. Accepting applications between 6:30am-2pm

WALLINGFORD Garage- North Main St. Close to center of town. Good area. $90/month. Sec. dep. req’d. Available now. 203-269-1426.

Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ With electricity & heat Available Now. 203-751-1977 YALESVILLE Garage for rent. 12’ Overhead door. Close to 91 & Merit Parkway. Call 203-641-4746

WALLINGFORD-$379,900 Cont/Col private 4BR 3BA home set on 2.14 acres Boasts a remodeled kit w/granite and lime stone flooring, open floor plan, formal DR w/french doors and hardwood flrs, FR w/double sided fp & sunken living room. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

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

Please stop by our office and fill out an application. 280 Schoolhouse Road, Cheshire, CT or send resume to: HELP WANTED

NEED HOUSECLEANERS MAIDPRO recently relocated to SOUTHINGTON. Must be available M-F, 8-5, need Driver’s Lic, reliable car. Up to $13/hr w/tips, gas reimb. Apply in person T-Th, 10am2pm, 710 Main, Bldg 2, Ste 3, Plantsville 06479 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 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 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.

LANDSCAPING Exp’d in Fall clean ups & snow removal. Must have driver’s lic. Cheshire /Wlfd area. Call 203-676-1121

Machine Operators/


Arbor Energy is looking for an experienced oil driver for seasonal position. Candidate must have a valid CDL with Hazmat/Tanker, TWIC and clean driving record. EOE, AA.


AUTOMOTIVE Lube Tech wanted for busy car dealership in Wallingford. Please call to schedule interview 203-949-1104

Part Time Join our team at HD Segur! We have an immediate opening for a part-time position, 20 hours per week, to assist our FT bookkeeper. Duties include A/P, A/R, bank reconciliation, transmitting payroll, month-end financials and other projects as assigned. 3 years experience required; previous insurance agency experience a big plus. Email resume to: or fax to: 203-271-7081

WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 3rd Floor. 104 Meadow Street. Offstreet parking. $900 including utilities. 203-530-1840

Full/Part Time Oil Driver Wanted

Meriden Area/All Shifts Seeking Machine Ops, Assemblers & Laborers. Must pass DT & BC.

Contact HCM 203-634-8427 MANUFACTURER Of Aircraft Parts looking for person to set up and operate CNC Turning Centers. Email resume to or call (860) 665-0134 MECHANIC For cab company. Call 860-793-0300


SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $975 per mo includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike.

DRIVERS WANTED PCF, Inc. is seeking Delivery Service Providers for newspaper home delivery. No experience necessary. 7 days a week. 2-3 hours daily, starting around 3am. $400-$500/bi-weekly. Routes in Cheshire, Wallingford, East Haven, Meriden and surrounding towns. No money collections. Must be 18+. Valid driver's license and reliable car w/ insurance required. Drivers are independently contracted.

SALESPEOPLE WANTED No experience necessary! Will train! Career change welcome. Must be 21 ys or older and have valid CT Driver’s Lic. Call Guy at 203-630-0088 TIRE TECH FT/PT. Must have valid drivers license & clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 994 North Colony Rd, Wallingford, 860 Washington St, Middletown or 55 Washington Ave, North Haven.

WRECKER DRIVERS All Shifts. Priority to certified or experienced. Medical card required. Apply: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave.

MEDICAL CAREERS SEEKING CNAs The Orchards at Southington seeks CNAs for all shifts. Per Diem with potential for increasing hours. Call Sandy Ingraselli (860) 628-5656

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Per Diem Radiology Technician Gaylord, a not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital seeks a per diem Radiologic Technologist. Requirements include registry with American Registry of Radiology Technology (ARRT) and current CT license. Cat scan certification preferred. Minimum 6 months relevant experience required. EOE Please email resumes to: Or Fax to 203-284-2733

Baylor, R.N. Sat & Sun, 7 am - 7 pm Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, is seeking a compassionate, energetic, qualified R.N., to join our professional team in the above Baylor position. MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits. Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email:


NY Style Pizza

SMALL 12” MEDIUM 14” LARGE 16” X-LARGE 18” PARTY SIZE 25”x17” Cheese 6.50 9.95 10.45 11.95 18.95 Add’l. Items 1.00 1.50 1.75 2.00 3.00 Toppings: Extra Cheese, Sausage, Pepperoni, Bacon, Meatball, Olives, Ham, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions, Roasted Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Spinach, Anchovies, Pineapple, Artichoke Hearts, Hamburger Appetizers, Salads, Italian Dinners


CALZONES OR STROMBOLI Mozzarella Additional Items



6.95 1.25

9.95 1.75

HOT PARMIGIANA GRINDERS Served with Cheese & Tomato Sauce Sausage Meatball Eggplant Veal Chicken



5.25 5.25 5.75 5.75 5.25

6.95 6.95 7.50 7.50 6.95

HOT OR COLD GRINDERS Served with Cheese, Lettuce and Tomato HALF

Grilled Chicken 6.75 Genoa Salami 5.25 Roast Beef 5.75 Ham 5.25 Tuna 5.75 Pastrami 5.25 Turkey 5.25 Italian Combo 5.75 Steak & Cheese 5.95 Chicken Cutlet 5.25 B.L.T. 5.25 Cheeseburger 5.95 Pepperoni 5.25 Veggie 5.25 Extra Cheese .50 Extra Meat 1.00 BURGERS SANDWICH


7.95 6.95 7.95 6.95 7.50 6.95 6.95 7.95 7.95 6.95 6.95 7.95 6.95 6.95 .75 1.00 DELUXE

Hamburger 3.50 4.95 Cheeseburger 3.95 6.95 Bacon Cheeseburger 5.95 7.45 Gyro 5.50 7.45 Double Cheeseburger 5.50 7.45 Above Served with Lettuce & Tomatoes. Deluxe Served with Lettuce & Tomatoes, French Fries & Cole Slaw


Clams Casino (White) Margarita (White) Florentine (White) Shrimp Scampi (White) Meat Lover’s White Pizza Veggie Lovers Primo Hawaiian Village Special Pizza Taco Pizza California Dreaming Philly Steak Greek Pizza NEW Mediterranean SMOG BBQ Chicken Buffalo Chicken Cheese Lovers

9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75 10.25 7.75 10.25 10.25 9.25 10.95 9.75 10.95 9.75 9.95 9.95 9.75 9.95 9.95 8.75

13.25 12.50 12.25 12.95 14.95 10.95 14.95 14.95 13.50 14.95 13.75 14.95 14.95 14.95 14.95 14.25 13.50 13.50 10.75

15.45 15.45 15.45 15.45 16.50 12.95 16.50 16.50 14.50 17.95 14.95 17.50 17.95 16.95 16.95 15.45 15.95 15.95 13.75

17.75 17.75 17.75 17.75 17.95 14.25 17.25 17.95 17.50 18.95 16.25 18.50 17.95 17.95 18.25 17.75 16.95 16.95 16.25

Village Pizza

Authentic Hand Made

Village Pizza

Delivery Available to Plainville and parts of Bristol, Farmington & Southington.

Village Pizza

FAST Delivery $8.00 Minimum

Village Pizza

Open 7 Days: Monday 4 pm-10 pm; Tuesday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am-11 pm; Sunday 12 pm-10 pm



Village Pizza

Minimum $10.00


Village Pizza


We Accept


Village Pizza

793-0802 • 793-1111


Village Pizza

860 793-0800



Village Pizza


142 East St. (Rt. 10) Plainville


Village Pizza

Village Pizza



Village Pizza

The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 10, 2011


BUFFALO WINGS 10 Pieces - 6.95 • 12 Pieces - 7.45 24 Pieces - 13.95 • 36 Pieces • 18.95 • 50 Pieces - 23.50 Hot, Mild or BBQ • Served with Celery and Bleu Cheese Dressing SANDWICHES SANDWICH


Tuna 3.50 5.95 Ham 3.50 5.95 Genoa Salami 3.50 5.95 Roast Beef 3.50 6.50 Turkey 3.50 5.95 Grilled Cheese 2.95 4.95 w/Ham or Tomato 3.25 4.95 B.L.T. 3.50 5.95 Chicken Breast 4.75 6.95 Above Served with Lettuce & Tomatoes. Deluxe Served with Lettuce, Tomatoes and Pickle, French Fries & Cole Slaw


PICK-UP ONLY Ziti or Spaghetti w/Sauce

$4.99 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

Appetizers • Salads Seafood Platters Dinners • Kids Meal

1 Large Salad $ & 2 Liter Soda


+ tax


Save $7.00

Party Size 1 Topping, 24 pc. Wings $ & One 2-Liter Soda Only + tax 793-1111 or 793-0800


Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011


Save $5.00

Only 2 Large 1 Topping, Large Chef Salad, Garlic Bread, 2-Liter Soda $29.95 + tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011


Large Cheese $

7.50 + tax

PICK-UP ONLY 793-1111 or 793-0800

Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011

Large Cheese Pizza, 10 Buffalo Wings, 2-Liter Soda $


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011

Two Extra Large Cheese Pizzas $


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011

PICK-UP ONLY 11 AM-3 PM Medium Cheese Pizza

$5.99 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011

PICK-UP ONLY 12” Grinders Steak, Roast $5.99 Excludes Beef & Grilled Chicken

793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011

Large Pizza, 1 Topping, 16 Wings $


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011

2 X-Large Pizzas, 1 Topping Each $


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011


18.99 + tax

2 Large Cheese Pizzas 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011


19.99 + tax

2 Large 1 Topping Pizzas 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp 12/31/2011

11-10-2011 Plainville Citizen  

Plainville Citizen published 11-10-2011

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