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Volume 11, Number 52

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Plainville 2012 - it was a very good year

The photographic evidence shows that many of Plainville’s residents had a whole lot of fun this year. Concerts, a farmers market, a zombie workshop, the balloon fest, plays, bike rides, stock cars and more...there were plenty of good times and people came out to be part of it all. Check out these photos to see if you remember these great community events perhaps you’ll even spot yourself in one of the pictures.

Vigil for Newtown at the Plainville Fire Company. Story and photos page 11.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 27, 2012

The year in headlines

Jan. 19

were all smiles at the first public budget meeting of the year.

March 29 Honoring a beloved teacher and friend Over 100 people showed up for the sunset vigil honoring Plainville high School teacher Elizabeth Miller.

April 12

Board of Education rescinds controversial policy Pay-to-participate is no more and the general consensus is it will not be missed

Plan to eliminate citizen’s forum rejected At the April 2 Town Council meeting, the proposal put forth by Council man Dan Hurley to eliminiate one citizen’s forum per month was rejected.

Jan. 26

April 26

Hunger Action Team seeks to launch farmers market in town The Plainville Hunger Action Team is seeking suggestions for a possible site, a market master and other interested volunteers to help at a new farmers market.

Making safer routes to school Mark DeVoe director of Planning and Economic Development said the town will seek funding for the Safe Routes to School program.

Koutouvides hopes ‘wild ride’ ends with Super Bowl ring A couple of months back, Niko Koutouvides was looking at the very real possibilities that his football career may be finished.

Feb. 9

Report shows positive results from automated waste collection in town In the first three months of the automated waste and single stream recycling collection in Plainville, results have been immediate and dramatic.

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May 10 “Safe Routes to School” project hits small bump in road What will happen to parking on the roads near the middle school of Plainville and Toffolon Elementary School?

May 17 Charter revisions include payment for council members The Charter revision Commission has made several changes to the town charter, including proposal for town council members to receive $1,000 per term, rather than serving for free.

May 24

Board turns school over to town The Plainville Board of Education unanimously relinquished control of the old Linden Street School building to the town.

Phoenix Soil moves to Plainville Phoenix Soil, a Waterbury-based company, plans to move to 60 North Washington St., site of the former Atlantic Pipe Co.

March 1

June 14

Phase III of downtown project begins this spring Local officials involved in the continuing downtown revitalization project are convinced improvements to Whiting Street have done what planners set out to do 10 years ago.

Plainville teams sweep at SeaPerch competition Students from the engineering concepts course at Plainville High School swept the first Connecticut-wide SeaPerch competition.

March 8

June 28

License plate reader being used by Plainville For the past year, the Plainville Police Department has been relying on a relatively new piece of equipment to give officers the edge.

Wings, wheels and food at Robertson Airport event This weekends’ Wings and Wheels event at Robertson Airport promises high-flying fun with a fly-in, helicopter and airplane rides, along with a huge car show.

March 15

July 5

Mostly positive reaction to proposed budget The Town Council, Town Manager Robert E. Lee and Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching

Three BOE members walk out on business office vote See Headlines, page 9

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The things we saw Every year brings surprises and 2012 had its share of amazing sights. From bears to llamas to the First Annual Wings and Wheels Festival at Robertson Airport, there was no shortage of adventure in Plainville.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 — The Plainville Citizen

A sense of community Plainville residents weathered some difficult times in 2012 and took on many challenges, too. There were touching memorials, stormy weather, student explorations, and rites of passage. In all of these, people put their best foot forward to make things better.

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Robertson Field will be fully repaved soon By Ruth Sharp Hummel Special to The Citizen

On a bitterly cold afternoon, Dec. 1, Brian O’Leary took me out in the “gator” to see all the almost completed work on the runway at Robertson Airport. I had been watching the progress of this project since it started and now would see the results of all those weeks of trucks, tankers, asphalt and an army of workers.

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Phil O’Brien surveys the progress on improvements to the Robertson Field runway. even earlier the farmer’s field from where Nels managed his first flight. Today, once things are settled down at Robetson, jet planes can rush you to warmer climes in the winter and cooler spots in the summer. These great planes would have astounded Nels and Stan beautiful air vehicles that they are. Bill O’Leary and family will arrange everything for your flight right there in the office. I envy the pilots who fly these “birds”, wish I could stow-away. I have spent many lunch hours at the airport watch-

ing the progress and one day, over the roar of trucks and other machines, I heard a very familiar sound, Canada Geese. Sure enough, 38 big breasted beauties headed you guessed it – south. As I watched the last bird on one of the wings of the “V” formation flew up and replaced the lead bird which has the toughest job; beauty on the wing, no engines. By the way, there’s plenty of room along the fence, bring your lunch and join others, kids love it. Back to my trips with Brian O’Leary. A man was way

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CitizenFaith We welcome these physicians to the hospital Lauren E. Melman, M.D. Pediatrics Hospitalist Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; internship and pediatrics residency, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.

Priya P. Roy, M.D. Internal Medicine Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain, 860-832-8150 Education/Experience: J.J.M Medical College, Karnataka, India; internal medicine internship and residency, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine), Philadelphia. Most recently, Roy was in practice at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and before that in Pennsylvania. She is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

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Is your church having a special event? Do you have a faith-related story or commentary to share? Send “Faith” notices, news and photos, and columns to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062; or email Writers should include their name and contact information in case we have any questions. The contact information will not be published.

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The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, has the following scheduled: Church school, Sunday, 9 a.m.; Sunday worship time is at 10 a.m.; Tuesday Ladies meeting, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; AA., each Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, at 7 p.m.; AlAnon, Mondays, 7 p.m.; Boy Scouts, Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Girl Scouts, last Wednesdays, 6 p.m. For more information call the church at (860) 7472328. Regular church office hours return to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adult Bible Study Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Potluck supper and fellowship Thursday, Dec. 27, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 6 p.m. Choir Rehearsal Sundays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, following worship.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 — The Plainville Citizen

Safety awareness program

Wings & Wheels Wings & Wheels organizers are seeking volunteers to help with the planning for the 2nd Annual Car Show & Fly-In at Robertson Airport to be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013. (Rain Date – June 9th) Persons interested in helping are invited to attend the next meeting of Wings & Wheels on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Plainville Library Auditorium, 56 E. Main St. Help is needed in various areas including advertising, entertainment, sponsorships, car show, fly-in, parking, marketing, food sales and grounds preparation and clean-up. “Based upon the feedback received from our inaugural event, next year’s event is expected to be bigger and better,” said Scott Saunders, Air-Boss for the event. “A small group of dedicated individuals helped to plan and run last year’s program. Because we expect this great event to be much larger than last year, we will need many more volunteers to help us with the pre-planning for future events”. The Annual Car Show & Fly-In at Robertson Airport raises monies for charity. In the first year $22,000 was raised for this one-day event. Donations of $11,000 each was made to the Plainville Community Food Pantry and the Petit Family Foundation. For more information contact Scott Saunders at (860) 747-8837.


PARC, a Family Centered organization, who supports people with developmental disabilities, has scheduled their 2nd annual “Safety Awareness” program, funded by the Petit Family Foundation, for persons with Developmental Disabilities in the community. This program will be held at PARC’s facility at 28 East Maple St., in Plainville beginning on Wednesday Jan.16, 6 to 7:30 p.m., through June 2012. Participants don’t need to be a member at PARC to join this series for safety awareness, but the participant does need to register for the program; this program is free. PARC also offers many healthy living activities. PARC welcomes future participates to join the group in these activities. Visit the web site at and down load the activity calendars. To register or for information call (860) 747-0316 or email .

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At the June 26 meeting, the Board of Education voted to merge town and school business offices and to begin fullday kindergarten for September.

A year later Plainville still recovers from Irene Irene touched down in Plainville in August 2011 and caused flash flooding that forced residents from their Robert Street Extension homes.

Chung property shows no signs of advancement The Chung property on New Britain Avenue still sits vacant and overgrown.

Vandalism at Petit memorial gazebo causes heartbreak A gazebo in Norton Park that serves as a memorial to vitims of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion has been vandalized again.

Candlelight vigils Town and fire department host vigils for the victims of the Newtown tragedy.

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Man identified in deadly plane crash The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Commission officials were at Robertson Airport investigating the previous evening’s fatal crash.

Full-day kindergarten in full swing It’s the first year that Plainville’s three elementary schools will offer full-day kindergarten following a pilot program at Toffolon and Linden elementary schools.

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Balloon Fest 2012: it’s here! The annual Hot Air Balloon Festival attracts people from across the state for the three-say event.

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Worship with Holy Communion Sunday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship Sundays, Jan. 6, 13 and 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. PUMC Food for Friends Leadership hosted at Church of Our Saviour Wednesday, Jan. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. United Methodist Women Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 to 4 p.m.

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To the editor: This past week I attended a joint budget hearing in which both our town manager and superintendent of schools presented their plans, projects and the possible impact they would have on the town’s budget and taxes for the upcoming year. They presented plans and projects I agreed need attention and funding as well as plans and projects that I do not, but as I left at the conclusion of the meeting something more significant came to mind. It was the feeling that both our town manager and school superintendent were working as a team. I then immediately thought of our Town Council and Board of Education and what they are quietly

doing for Plainville. Whether it be addressing the needs of our schools or updating the town’s airfield, the groups are working together. I remember not too long ago a letter sent to “The Plainville Citizen” titled “A Town Divided”. It appears that our two governing bodies are doing their best to eliminate that divide. I cannot say that I will agree and vote for all the wants and needs that our town government and school board may propose, but this I will say, this group, our Town Council, Board of Education, Town Manager and Superintendent of Schools are attempting to work together with one goal in mind, a better town of Plainville. Lou Frangos Plainville

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, December 27, 2012

How you can help Newtown Here are opportunities to support Newtown. United Way of Western Connecticut “United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut,” the organization said in a statement on its website. “We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this tragic event as we face the days and weeks ahead.” Checks for the United Way fund may be mailed to Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470, or may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch. Newtown Memorial Fund Brian Mauriello, a longtime resident of Newtown, established the Newtown Memorial Fund to help with funeral expenses and a permanent memorial to the victims. Mauriello said he was “dedicated to ensuring our community has a proper fund for the memory of those who did perish, and for all those affected by this tragedy.” To donate to Mauriello’s fund, checks can be mailed to Newtown Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 596, Botsford, CT 06404. My Sandy Hook Family Fund Established by parents of

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children who survived the attack, the My Sandy Hook Family Fund intends to use donations to pay for immediate needs of families who lost loved ones, including funeral services, and ongoing living expenses such as food, mortgage payments, daycare and insurance, until families can get back on their feet. “We ask the world to join us not only in our grief but

also in our burning need to take some of the burdens off these families in their time of incredible pain,” the group said on its website. Donations can be mailed to My Sandy Hook Family Fund, c/o Union Savings Bank, 1 Commerce Drive, Newtown, CT 06470. University of Connecticut Scholarship Fund The University of Connecticut established a memorial scholarship fund that will cover college costs for students who attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, as well as siblings of those killed and children of teachers and other adults who lost their lives. “Newtown is in our own state and many of our students and alumni have ties to those who are affected directly,” UConn President Susan Herbst said in a statement. “The gift of higher education is a transformational one. We want the students of Sandy Hook to have the opportunity to study at a top public research university.” Checks can be mailed to the UConn Foundation, 2390 Alumni Drive Unit 2306, Storrs, CT 06269. Note on the check that the gift is for the Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund. Infoline State police have estabSee Help, page 20

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 — The Plainville Citizen

Vigil a prayerful reminder that we can do better By Maura Gaffney The Plainville Citizen

A candlelight vigil in memory of the souls lost in Newtown was held on Dec. 19 at the Plainville Fire Company. Residents came together to light candles, to sing, to pray and to stand in support of the Newtown community. Prayers and words of comfort were offered by fireman Jim Lenois, Sr. and by fire company chaplains, Rev. Elvin Clayton and Rev. Dr. Jim Caron. Clayton looked to the psalms for words of solace and hope quoting Psalm 27:13-14. “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” “I’ve been looking for goodness. It’s hard to find goodness in the midst of such horrific circumstances,” Clayton said. “But even in such a dark and painful incident, there was light. He recounted the scene of all the policemen, firemen and first responders who came to the aid and comfort of those in Sandy Hook Elementary and of the teachers who did everything they could to protect the children. “There were many things that brought goodness to light there,” he said. “So on

this night, I think about the words ‘Be of good courage and wait on the Lord’. God will bring strength and comfort and healing, not only to those in Newtown, but to those in every town across America and across the world.” Rev. Jim Caron also conveyed his hope that people will turn to God and will pray for the victims and their loved ones. Caron lamented the fact that since 1963, God and prayer have been effectively removed from schools and public places in America, and yet now many ask the question, ‘Where was God when all of this happened?’ “What we did was we got rid of God who is light, and light can only be replaced with darkness and violence. When you get rid of God who is love, it can only breed hatred,” he said. “I encourage you to turn your hearts back to God. For too long, we’ve lived in a society where the only time we hear the name of God is when somebody curses him or when somebody swears. I encourage you to put God back in your homes. I would even challenge you that maybe it’s time we put God back in our schools. We’ve gotten rid of him and our land has reaped violence. I believe it’s time to stop, and it needs to begin with us. Please, spend time with your families. They are so important. Love them. Love each other, because the Bible does say, ‘God is love.’”

Citizen photo by Maura Gaffney

Photo by Lee Roski

A large crowd turned out in support of Newtown during a Dec. 19 vigil held at the Plainville Fire Company. Names of the young victims were attached to balloons which were held during the vigil. The balloons were released as the names were read aloud. Top photo, far right on the platform, Rev. Elvin Clayton, fire company chaplain, offers words of hope and healing. In photo bottom left, a makeshift memorial, of stuffed animals and flowers, at the firehouse. In other photos, families came out together to show their support.

Dec. 23 vigil for Newtown

Citizen photo by Maura Gaffney

Photo by Lee Roski

The town scheduled a vigil for Newtown Sunday, Dec. 23. Because of holiday deadlines for publication The Plainville Citizen was unable to include its coverage of the event in this edition. A story and photos of this community gathering will appear in the Jan. 3, 2013 edition and will be available on our website at the



Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., must be 60 or older and be a resident of Plainville, or be a member of the center, unless noted. All programs and events will be held at the center, unless noted. For more information or to register, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

drivers to deliver meals to Plainville homebound residents. Volunteers usually spend one day per week, Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, delivering prepared meals to homebound residents in Plainville. Those interested in volunteering should call Karen, kitchen manager, at the Plainville Senior Center, (860) 747-5728.

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Committee on Aging officers The Committee on Aging has announced the following slate of officers for 2013: Chairman: Helen Marinelli; Vice Chairman: Reverend Jim Caron; Treasurer: Joan McBain; Secretary: Ann Krupinski. Committee on Aging Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at noon, except in July and August, when there is no meeting. The Committee on Aging meetings are open to the public.

We welcome bariatric surgeon David H. Okolica, M.D., to our staff. The Hospital of Central Connecticut is pleased to welcome Dr. David H. Okolica to our staff and Center for Metabolic Health. Dr. Okolica is joining us as medical director of Bariatric Surgery. As a minimally invasive bariatric surgeon, he specializes in laparoscopic procedures, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding. Dr. Okolica earned his medical degree at New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y. He completed a general surgery residency at Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was also a chief resident. He completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa., and a bariatric surgery fellowship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. For the last three years, Dr. Okolica practiced bariatric and general surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

Dr. Okolica is welcoming new patients to: Center for Metabolic Health 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington, Conn. For an appointment, call 860.224.5433

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Dental clinic Community Health Center, Inc. will provide a dental clinic at the Plainville Senior Center on Thursday, Jan. 17, by appointment. A registered dental hygienist will provide a dental hygiene exam; dental cleaning; and other services when appropriate. The program is intended for adults who have not received dental care in the last year and have difficulty accessing dental care in the community. There is a cost for individuals without

insurance. Help in paying for the dental clinic (scholarships) may be available for Plainville individuals over age 60, with a monthly income below $1,429 (single) or $1,925 (married). Contact Stephanie or Ronda at the senior center for more information. Scholarships funds come from, in part, a grant through the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging. Call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment.

Bowling results Bowling results The Plainville Seniors’ Bowling League meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, Mondays at 1 p.m. There is a cost to join, per person, per week, which includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this league. Bowling results for week Dec. 17: Top Female Bowler for the Week: Mary Oaks, 190 Top Male Bowler for the week: Ken Lyons, 206 Turkey Club: Frank Robinson, Conrad Chasse, Albert Deshaines, Jim Stuart, Sebby Bianca, Ken Lyons, Jim Ray-2, Ron Patry Split Club: Frank Robinson, Conrad Chasse, Mary Oaks-2, Lena Dibattista, Tony Rosenthal, Deanna Tino, Simmone Guimond-2, Tom Loiselle, Ron Patry, John Delin, Shirley Hotchkiss, Tina Wishart, Mary Caputo-2 Rita Dewyea, Mary Ann Frederickson 200 Club: Ken Lyons, 206; Jim Ray, 201 To receive more information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 747-2918.

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Radiologist receives award

Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, radiologist Jean Weigert, M.D., recently received the Champion of Exposing the Secret Award Weigert from Are You Dense, Inc. The award was presented at the Are You Dense MusicFest held at Quassy Amusement Park in Middle-

bury. It recognizes Weigert’s research of breast ultrasound screenings for women whose mammograms indicate dense breasts. Her study findings indicate a potentially increased ability to diagnose breast cancers that might not have been seen on screening mammograms alone. The study was prompted by a state law that requires breast density information be included in mammography reports. An article she co-authored about study findings will appear in an upcoming issue of The Breast Journal. Weigert also led a study on

multicenter breast-specific gamma imaging, which can distinguish non-cancerous or benign tissue from cancer and locate lesions as small as two to three millimeters. Weigert was a primary author for an article related to this published in American Journal of Radiology. The article discusses BSGI’s value as an additional test for patients with inconclusive mammogram or ultrasound results. Are You Dense, Inc. informs about dense breast tissue as it relates to breast cancer’s early detection.

New partnership With resources from its “Partnership Program,” Foodshare has worked with Prudence Crandall Center to help them purchase a new refrigerator. This will eliminate over-packing of the refrigerator and allow clients to store food properly. Prudence Crandall Center provides caring support, beneficial information and individual advocacy to men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence. They also provide emergency shelter to women and their children who are


victims of domestic violence, while educating our community on how to reduce and eliminate domestic violence. In addition to this recent collaboration, Foodshare provided 3,880 pounds of food to Prudence Crandall Center over the past year to support its work to feed those individuals and families experiencing food insecurity in New Britain and surrounding towns. Foodshare’s “Partnership Program” was created by the

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Another action-packed year comes to a close Highlights: State title No. 8 for PHS baseball, Niko returns to Super Bowl, plug pulled on Pay-to-Participate By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

They’re No. 1: First-year coach Lou Mandeville led the PHS baseball team to the CIAC Class M state tournament. The Blue Devils topped Haddam-Killingworth, 3-1, in the title game. The state crown is PHS baseball’s eighth ... PHS wrestler Doreen Barbagallo placed first at the all-girl New England tournament ... PHS track star Adam Foster bested his 200 meter competition at the CIAC Class M meet ... PHS shot putter Alle Caponigro out-threw the field at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division meet ... PHS swimmer Megan Farmer won the 50 freestyle at the CCC South meet, and joined Nicole Basile, Molly Schade and Sydney McGough to best the medley relay field at the event. Teammate Taylor Rogers won the 500 freestyle. Milestones: PHS wrestler Brian Lister recorded his 100th career victory. He also did great work in the classroom, and was named an Academic All-American ... Kristi Pratt became the first PHS cheerleader ever to earn All-State accolades. She now cheers at UConn... PHS swimmer Andrew Rottier smashed the school record in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:03.95. The previous record had stood since 1996 ... For the first time in several years, PHS had enough runners to field a girls cross country team. Streaks snapped: For the first time in nine years, the PHS girls soccer team failed to qualify

Photo by Matt Leidemer

The 2012 PHS baseball team secured the program’s eighth state championship. Pictured: The Blue Devils’ Marc DeMartinis rounds second base during Plainville’s CIAC Class M state title clash with Haddam-Killingworth. for the state tournament ... The PHS boys soccer team came up short on its quest to claim a third straight Central Connecticut Conference South Division title. Changes: Baseball coach Lou Mandeville and wrestling coach Rusty Spence took the reins of their respective programs ... Randy Doucette retired from coaching the PHS swim teams. Chris Zagorski now navigates the boys team ... Installed in 2010 to help balance the school budget, Pay-toParticipate is no more. The policy required PHS and MSP students to turn over a fee in order to compete in athletics. At its Jan. 9 meeting, the Board of Education decided by a 6-3 vote to rescind Pay-to-Participate, effective immediately ... The PHS tennis courts received a long overdue makeover. Award-winners: Tony Lo Pizzo was PHS’s Robert R. Cassidy Outstanding Male Athlete award-winner ... Alle Caponigro earned PHS’s William F. Cassidy Outstanding Female Athlete

Said in 2012 ... “It’s something I felt a lot of people in the public felt was wrong. I do believe that no one was happy when we had to initiate it. It feels like we’re righting a wrong.” —BOE Chairwoman Andrea Saunders following the board’s 6-3 vote to rescind Pay-to-Participate.

award ... The PHS Athletic Backers’ Male Athlete of the Year awards went to Brian Lister and Megan Johnson ... Alexis Rodriguez and Katherine Willard were PHS’s Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete award winners... PHS’s Katy Dressel was named a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Alum watch: PHS basketball’s all-time scoring leader Desiree Pina wrapped up her college ca-

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“The percentage of girls that wrestle is very small. You’re lucky if you’ve got three or four in the whole state. So the fact that she got to compete against girls in her weight class, from all over New England, that’s pretty big. And she’s better than any of them.” – PHS wrestling coach Rusty Spence speaking of Doreen Barbagallo.

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The PHS girls soccer team’s long streak of qualifying for the state tournament was snapped this fall. The Lady Blue Devils’ Carly Martino is pictured.

“It was a little bit of an out of body experience the first couple of days of practice. I said to myself ‘I can’t believe this is actually happening’. It’s a lot of fun. I’m enjoying every minute of it. The kids have welcomed me, and things have gotten off to a great start.” – PHS baseball coach Lou Mandeville on taking the reins of the team. See 2012, next page

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PHS wrestler Doreen Barbagallo, pictured, walked away with a championship at the allgirl New England tournament last winter.


Umpires sought

The Connecticut Board of Approved Baseball Umpires, Hartford Chapter, is looking for umpires for the 2013 high school and summer seasons. The board is an organization dedicated to providing professional baseball umpires to service 43 public, parochial and private high schools in 31 towns and cities in the greater central Connecticut area for freshman, junior varsity and varsity games. They also provide umpiring services to numerous leagues throughout the spring, summer and fall. Classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 9, and run for 10 weeks, at LP Wilson Community Center in Windsor. For more information, contact Jim Kayan at (860) 335-7935;

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PHS Continued from page 15 reer at Fairfield University. Pina never missed a game in her Fairfield career and started 127 of the 128 games she played, the most in Fairfield history. She graduated 15th all-time at Fairfield in points (1,343), eighth in free throws made (313), and 10th in 3-point field goals made (108) along with an impressive career assist-turnover ratio of 1.33 ... PHS alumnus Niko Koutouvides, a member of the New England Patriots, played in his second Super Bowl ... Racing legend Ted Christopher, a PHS alumnus, bested the field at the UNOH Showdown, an all-star race also featuring the Whelen Southern Modified Tour ... The Plainville High School Sports Hall of Fame welcomed a new class. The Hall’s newest members are Earl Snyder, Brian Biskupiak, Jeff Sengle, Richard Buchanan, Jeffrey Palmer and Mary (Boiczyk) Westkott. Also, the 1983 and 1984 state championship baseball teams were honored ... PHS alumnus Bob Peckrul entered the Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame ... Freshman Lexxi Carroll, a PHS alumna, helped the Southern New Hampshire University women’s soccer team capture its first NEC-10 tournament championship, which earned it a spot in the NCAA tournament ... PHS alum Daquan King, a fresh-

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“With Seattle, everything kind of flew by. I was young. I was expecting maybe to go back again. When you’re young, you just go out there and play. You think you’re invincible. You think that you’ll be back and have the same success. As you get older you come to realize how hard it really is to make it to the Super Bowl, how many things have to go right. It’s a recipe that’s hard to come by. – PHS alumnus Niko Koutouvides speaking about competing in his second Super Bowl.

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PHS’s Adam Foster, pictured in action last spring, claimed the 200 meter championship at the CIAC Class M state meet. man member of the Southern Connecticut State University men’s soccer team, was named to the NEC-10 All-Rookie team. This and that: The fifth annual General Electric 5K Road Race benefitting the Petit Family Foundation drew more than 3,000 runners and walkers to town ... Last winter, wrestlers hit the mat with new weight classes put in place by the National Federation of State High School Associations ... A National Federation of State

High School Associations baseball rule adopted by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Association requires that all non-wood bats meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, which is used by the NCAA. Metal BBCOR bats have a smaller sweet spot and a reduced trampoline effect. The new rule went into effect last spring ... Pop

“July 23 will be the fifth anniversary of a very tragic event when we lost Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela. I know they’re looking down upon you and thankful for everything you all do.” – PHS alumnus Dr. William Petit addressing the crowd at the annual GE/Petit race.

“[The Berlin people] were all over me from the first pitch and I was loving it. I wasn’t playing. That crowd could yell anything they wanted at me. They weren’t going to rattle me, and my players that night would be able to do what they did best – above the pressure of any crowd and that was to play the Plainville way; hard, clean and aggressive, blue collar ... What a night! I won an Oscar and our program had secured back-to-back championships.” -Former PHS baseball coach Ron Jones speaking at the PHS Hall of Fame banquet.

“We will be a team to be reckoned with next year. We’re bringing back almost everyone. After a season like this with the losses that we encountered, we’re going to be unstoppable next year.” – PHS boys soccer coach Tim Brown after his team’s early state tournament exit.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 — The Plainville Citizen

Library Briefs

Road warrior The Plainville Public Library is located at 56 E. Main St. All programs are held at the library unless otherwise indicated. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., children’s room, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the adult department, (860) 793-1446, or the children’s department, (860) 793-1450.

Plainville High School alumna Sarah Tanner completed the Philadelphia Marathon Nov. 18. The 22-yearold navigated the 26.2-mile course in a time of 4:37. Tanner competed in indoor and outdoor track at PHS. (Submitted photo.)

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Warner made news this past offseason when it announced it would limit the amount, and type, of contact players may be subjected to during practice ... The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill, who found in 2010 that competitive cheerleading cannot – at least not

2012 Continued from page 16 “The best memories I have are the kids I’ve had and their parents. Coaching like this means you give up your life for them in-season; they become your life. If you’re

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yet – be considered a varsity sport under Title IX, the 1972 federal law that requires equal opportunities for men and women in academics ... The Plainville Colts Junior Pee Wee football team captured the Northern Connecticut Pop Warner Bowl championship ... PHS girls basketball and softball coach Jen Micowski was inducted into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame. Happy New Year! willing to give up a lot, to do this the right way – 24/7 for the kids – then it turns around and becomes the best thing, which is that your life belongs to them ... This has been my hobby, my passion and it’s what I always wanted to do.” – Recently retired PHS swim coach Randy Doucette.


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Plainville resident, Donald Nourse, has collected model trains, boats and cars for the last 60 years. Part of his collection, including a Christmas trolley, will be on display at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., through the month of December.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Movie matinee - The movie to be shown for the Family Move Matinee will be Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. It’s Christmas time at the Baker household

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Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays, at 7 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090. Magic show - Magician Chick Kelman will be at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., on Friday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. to bring some magic to the Christmas vacation. The drop-in program is free for kids of all ages.



of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. Kwanzaa celebration The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its 23rd annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 29, 7 p.m. All are invited to attend this year’s festivities at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St, New Britain. There is a fee to attend. Kwanzaa, an African-American holiday observed each winter, encourages the traditional values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. For more information visit at or

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Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon at (860) 7934113. Plainville Choral Society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Information: call Mal Cummings, at (860) 7475695, or Maureen Deming, at (860) 559-9781.

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Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m.

The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is served at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday of the month. Open mike night — An acoustic open mike night is held at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St. Plainville, every first Wednesday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. This folk/country-western program has been running for more than a year and local entertainers as well as many from throughout Connecticut have been performing on a regular basis. This is a fun evening for a very low admission fee and refreshments are available. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Proceeds benefit Church of Our Saviour and its outreach programs. Potential performers can contact .

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Closed for holiday All Plainville schools will close for the New Year’s holiday period. School will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2. All Board of Education offices will be closed for the holidays on Jan. 1.

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Health Continued from page 13 organization’s board of directors to expand the work of Foodshare’s local food pantry, community kitchen, and shelter partners in areas critical to Foodshare’s goal of ending hunger in the region. Funds to support this partnership come in part from the annual Walk Against Hunger, from which Foodshare sets aside 5 percent of all donations for this purpose.

Help Continued from page 10 lished an informational hotline for people or businesses that want to assist the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Assistance may include victims’ assistance agencies, counselors, religious or ministry services, dog therapy

Blood pressure screening On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 10 to 11 a.m., the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging will hold a free blood pressure screening at the Stop & Shop, at 1309 Corbin Ave., New Britain. Stop into the pharmacy to get a blood pressure and a free consultation by the registered nurse. The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging sponsors this screening on the second Wednesday of every month.

and transportation services. For more information, contact the hotline by dialing 211. United States Postal Service The U.S. Postal Service has set up a special post office box for the public to send its condolences to Newtown. Letters and cards can be sent to P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470.

some feeling of the length of the property. The terminal Continued from page 6 and other buildings look small indeed down that 3,000 down the south end working odd foot strip. with an instrument mounted Wow! It was cold, but I was on a tripod. He was Phil happy to get right to the cenO’Brien of O’Brien Associter of the work area. ates and let me snap his picAs I write this, planes are ture as he worked. In the pho- scheduled to start returning to we are looking south. The to their “tie down” spots on ‘X’ is actually a light to warn Dec. 9. They have spent the pilots away while we were weeks during the resurfacing closed. project at Meriden Markham Looking north you get Airport and other venues.


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The Town of Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville, CT to consider the following items:

On December 11, 2012, the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision:

Special Exception for Connecticut Motor Cars to permit a 21,420 square foot Luxury Motor Coach Sales and Service facility at 90 Town Line Road in a Restricted Industrial Zone. Special Exception for Michael Zipp to permit conversion of 14,548 square feet of vacant warehouse space into an indoor recreational facility and to reduce the number of required parking spaces for multiple uses at 75 Farmington Valley Drive in a Restricted Industrial Zone.

APPROVED a Site Plan Modification for Faith Bible Church to install an 8' x 12' wooden shed at 168 Unionville Avenue.



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Laboratory Technician Responsible for the sampling and laboratory analysis of domestic and industrial water and wastewater. Requires an A.S. degree in biology, chemistry or related field and 2 years experience in laboratory analysis. Experience and training may be substituted on a year for year basis. Must have a valid State of CT driver’s licensed. $24.44 to $29.90 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: (203) 294-2080 Fax: (203) 294-2084 The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/resume is received, or January 7, 2013, whichever occurs first. EOE

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Retirement Counselor - FT Cheshire’s premier retirement community, Elim Park Place is seeking an enthusiastic individual for a full time, entry level position in the Marketing Department. Candidate will be responsible for maintaining optimal apartment occupancy levels & high customer satisfaction. Must be a self-motivated, sales driven individual that is prepared to meet sales goals in a team environment. Position requires strong interpersonal communication skills to build relationships with clients. Must be outgoing, team oriented and enjoy communicating with older adults. Position requires heavy telephone contacts and candidate must be able to relate and listen effectively with seniors for the purpose of selling a lifestyle concept. Bachelor’s degree preferred. To apply fax resume to 203-271-7794 or apply in person weekdays from 7am-8pm or weekends 10-2pm. No phone calls please! EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V SALES RETAIL Tuesday to Sunday. Apply: Carolyn Adams Country Barn 352 Main Street, Durham. SLIDERS GRILL & BAR Now Hiring Line Cooks Please apply online at:


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