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Volume 9, Number 6

Thursday, Februar y 11, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Sally Miller, a member of the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., displays some of the dozens of Valentines Day gifts available in the new store at the center. Miller volunteers one day each week in the store, however, more store volunteers are needed so it can be open more hours. The store is usually open weekday mornings. The Big Winter Sale will begin Feb. 16.

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Nominations open for hometown heroes

Who is your hometown hero? That’s the question residents of Plainville, Berlin, New Britain and Southington are again being asked as the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain seeks nominations for its fifth annual Celebrate Our Communities! awards program. One award will be presented in each of the four towns the community foundation serves. The awards honor four outstanding grassroots volunteers, who earn the right to designate a $2,500 grant to a local charity of their choice, subject to approval of the foundation board of directors. The awards program began in 2006. Plainville winners and the designated charities have been: 2006 — Rich Dziura, Plainville Community

Food Pantry; 2007 — Joseph Plourde, Plainville Community Food Pantry; 2008 — Ruth Hummel, Plainville Historical Society; and 2009 — Bob and Jane Mecure, PARC. “People who give of themselves are at the heart of positive change in our communities. These awards recognize the value of volunteers and the many creative ways they can make a real difference,” says Community Foundation President Jim Williamson. “Last year we received more nominations than ever, and we hope that people again take this opportunity to recognize and honor those in their community who have touched the lives of others.” Members of the Celebrate Plainville! award selection committee said there have been many no-

table nominees in past years and these same people are eligible again if their names and information are submitted using the 2010 nomination form. Deadline for all entries is Monday, March 1. The Celebrate Our Communities! awards have four objectives: to raise awareness of the importance of volunteerism and community service; to offer recognition to deserving volunteers who make a difference in their communities; to provide financial support to local charities; and to raise awareness of the important work that the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain does in the four communities it serves. Residents in each town nominate candidates. Committees of community leaders of each town will select

the recipients. The Plainville award recipient will be honored at the annual meeting of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce on April 22. The Citizen newspapers of Plainville, Berlin and Southington are again cosponsoring the Celebrate Our Communities! awards in their respective towns and the New Britain Herald is the co-sponsor in New Britain. Nomination forms are available at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Web site Nomination forms may also be clipped from ads running in each newspaper throughout February. Nominees do not have to be residents of the town in which the award will be presented. They must

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hikes were seen in utilities; there is more square footage in the buildings and also more mechanical services, said Richard Carmelich III, director of finance and operations. The request includes two full-time equivalent positions: one full-time teacher of English and a .5 English teacher at Plainville High School, and a .5 health teacher at the Middle School of Plainville. Officials noted residents ask the school board to hold costs down yet the district realizes the same increases as everywhere in the country. “We face the same rising costs as citizens,” said Barbara Willard, school board member. The Plainville educational system does a good job of educating and preparing students for the workforce, Binkowksi said. The pro-

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percent proposed increase. The result was a budget request of $33,254,942, a total of $808,495 over the current fiscal year. “We’ve been sensitive to the economic climate but have addressed the needs of the schools,” said Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. The majority of the increase was attributed to salary and benefits. Other



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said they were still examining ongoing studies to determine whether seatbelts were advisable. There was data on one side of the argument suggesting that standard seatbelts could be harmful for children to wear during an accident under certain circumstances, they said, while the three-point harness system would be expensive to implement and difficult to make students use. They also described the different measures taken to screen drivers and monitor their job performances. These include automatic event recorders (there are two being used in Plainville), on-board evaluations, driving simulators with distraction elements, and reviews conducted every 30 days. The $33,254,942 budget plan was presented by Richard E. Carmelich III, director of finance and operations for the Plainville school district. The plan represents a 2.49 percent increase,


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penny-wise and pound-foolish.� On Monday, March 2, Town Manager Robert E. Lee and Binkowski will bring the municipal and school budgets to the Plainville Town Council at its regular meeting. A public hearing will be held Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m., in the Municipal Center Council Chambers. Public hearings, board meetings and work sessions will lead up to the all-day budget vote scheduled for Tuesday, April 28.

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The Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from nonprofit organizations in Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. Last year, grants from this fund supported the summer GED and Adult Basic Education classes through Plainville Adult and Continuing Education, food baskets during the holidays for the Plainville Community Food Pantry, the PARC 101 adult education program and Channel 3 Kids Camp for a camp experience for a Plainville youth. Grant proposals from nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of





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The Plainville Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery at the Dunkin’ Donuts located at 147 N. Washington St. At approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, a lone employee was preparing to open for business when a man entered the store, walked around the counter and displayed a handgun, according to interim Police Chief Peter P. Costanzo. He ordered her to open the safe, telling her that if she did what he said she would not be hurt. After she gave him the money, he sat her in a chair and taped her hands together behind her back. He then cut the electrical and telephone wires and fled the store. The employee was able to free herself and called the police using her cell phone. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a gray jacket or “hoodie,” or-

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this same woman came to Dr. Wilson and he took out the tooth as he used his cocaine method; she declared his method was “a dream!” In Part II, Plainville loses Dr. Wilson and he has quite a time with a 90-year-old lady. Ruth S. Hummel is Plainville town historian and former president of the historical society. Her articles and columns, “History by Hummel” and “Naturally Plainville” appear several times a month in The Plainville Citizen.


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He recalled “He (Dr. Wheeler) sat her down on the door steps then began to fit a turn key against the tooth. It was the first one I had ever seen used and he was several times trying to turn the key to the tooth.” He tells us, “Dr. Wheeler then took out his handkerchief, wrapped it around the handle so as not to hurt his hand. He turned the instrument and along with part of the gum and part of the bone socket.” About two months later,

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Many years ago Mrs. Vincent Urso gave the Plainville Historical Society a fascinating set of notes kept by J. Seward Wilson, D.D.S. These notes beautifully convoyed the doctor’s long life and the amazing changes in the dentist profession. When Dr. Wilson started as a den- Hummel tist, all work was done by hand, even the drilling and foot-controlled power was just coming in. He notes: Teeth were extracted with the use of forceps and nothing to make the operation painless. Sometimes the patients were given either laughing gas, as it was called, or chloroform but this in rare cases. The gas was made by the dentist himself, and unless used right away, was no good. He wrote that when, as a young man, he opened his

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a discussion of the superintendent’s proposed $215,000 capital improvement plan. This includes $100,000 requested for replacing an oil tank, $100,000 for technology and security, and $15,000 for improvements to the school district’s emergency management system. The group also discussed the search for a new principal for Plainville High School. Gregory Ziogas, who

has served as the principal since 2004 and was previously the assistant principal for 10 years, announced his forthcoming retirement to officials last year. Becky Tyrrell, chairwoman of the Board of Education, said the school board is hoping a replacement for Ziogas will be hired this spring. Ziogas will officially retire in June.

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translates to $808,495, over current spending. Carmelich and School Superintendent Kathleen Binkowski said that $176,446 of the increase is marked for benefits, $143,108 for purchased services, $137,595 for salaries and $109,550 for utilities. Other proposed items driving the increase include increases in benefits, a new full-time high school English teacher, a half-time high school science teacher, a half-time middle school health teacher, computer replacement and extra funds for Project Opening Doors — a program funded through private grants to ensure that more students participate in advanced placement programs. The presentation included

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Defining love, eternal love By Tiana Welles Special to The Citizen

How would you define love? As a warm, happy, awesome feeling? You wouldn’t be alone. As a culture, we are so wrapped up in the exciting, tingly, ooey-gooey feelings of love, that we have a hard time even considering it in any other context. In my experience, though, including 20 years of marriage, love is much more of an action than a feeling. Christians talk a lot about love. “Love your neighbor; show love for the needy; love your kids; love God.” It never stops. It is a word used for so many things, it has become diluted. Speaking the word “love” to someone is almost meaningless unless it is followed up with a corresponding action. So how does God display His love to us? Here are two actions God consistently applies to us humans that we can copy pretty easily (with His help). First, you can’t find a place in the Bible where God loved His people without helping them. In fact “loving“ and “helping” are virtu-

ally synonymous words in God’s sight. The Bible tells story after story of humans turning to God; His response was always to help them. Always. Psalm 34:4 sums it up nicely: “I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.” Is it even possible to help someone without love being present? The very essence of helping demands us to go outside ourselves and reach out to someone in need. Love is similar because it includes being there for someone whether you feel like it or not. It’s a decision to love them; to help them. A second standout quality of God’s love is mercy. That’s the one where He forgives us for messing up today even though He knows we’re going to do the same thing again tomorrow and need more mercy. The Bible says “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22, 23. It’s a little different from forgiveness because forgiveness hopes it doesn’t happen

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again. Mercy doesn’t have such lofty ambitions. Mercy just says: “It’s okay, I forgive you anyway,” and doesn’t look at tomorrow. I’m not limiting love to mercy and helpfulness by any means, but these two qualities are a great place to start. So have you helped someone today? Had mercy on someone who messed up exactly the way you knew they would? Good job! You are being a loving person! Need more help? So do I. This prayer will help: “Father, thank you for loving me every day with your mercy and helpfulness. Please flow through me with Your love so I can treat others the same way. In Jesus’ name I pray and trust. Amen.” Put love in action today. Show mercy to someone. Help someone that could use a hand. Even a simple smile can be helpful and merciful. You’ll be glad you did, and so will God. Tiana Welles is a Plainville resident.

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Obituaries Yvonne Desrosiers

Concetta Tarquinio

Marshall E. LaCombe, 80, of Plainville, died peacefully Jan. 31, 2010, at his home. He was born June 9, 1929, in Bristol, to the late Clement and Alma Mae (Allard) LaCombe Zimmerman. He was a Plainville resident since 1944, graduating from Plainville High School in 1949. He served his country in the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. He was self employed at Sherwood Printers and later served as plant manager at Adkins Printing. He later went on to become the superintendent of West Cemetery in Plainville, retiring in 2003. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Plainville Historical Society. He was also on the board for the Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund. He will be forever missed. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Gertrude Gould LaCombe, of Plainville; their children

Raymond Augustine Raymond J. Augustine, 76, of Plainville, died Feb. 2, 2010, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, after a short illness. He was born and raised in New Britain, son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Farago) Augustine. He was a longtime city resident before recently moving to Plainville. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, New Britain, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Shirley Augustine, of Plainville; his niece, Laura Augustine, of Plainville; his nephew and his wife, Andrew and Suzanne Augustine, and their son, A.J., of Portage, Mich.; and an uncle and several cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Andrew Augustine Jr. The funeral was held Feb. 6, 2010, at the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, New Britain. Interment with military honors followed in the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Cemetery. The American flag was presented to his beloved niece, Laura. Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, 121 Beaver St., New Britain, CT 06051.

Mariusz Godlewski Mariusz “Mark” Godlewski, 62, of P l a i nv i l l e, the beloved husband of M i r a (Obidzinski) Godlewski, died Feb. 3, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Poland, the son of the late Edmund and Jadwiga Godlewski. He was employed by Royal Machine in Berlin for 13 years and for the last 16 years he worked at Sirois Tool Co., in Berlin. He enjoyed traveling, reading, was an avid UConn basketball fan and always had a soft spot for animals. In addition to his loving wife, he leaves his daughters, Marta Orfitelli, of Burlington, and Katherine Bryden and her husband, Todd, of Tolland, as well as the joy of his life, his grandson, Devon Bryden; his brother-in-law, Euzebiusz Obidzinski and

his wife, Marianna, of Plainville, and his niece and nephew Agnieszka and Krzysztof and their families; his brother and two sisters, along with their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews in Poland. He was predeceased by his brother, Grzegorz and sister, Elzbieta, of Poland. A Mass was held Feb. 6, 2010, at Holy Cross Church, New Britain. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to Animal Friends of Connecticut, P. O. Box 370306, West Hartford, CT 06137-0306. Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, was in charge of arrangements.

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Correction Mary Olson Memorial donations for Mary Olson can be sent to Gloria Dei Memorial Fund 355 Camp St. Bristol, CT 06010 or the National Kidney Foundation, 2139 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 208, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. The address for the kidney foundation was incorrect in the Feb. 4 issue of The Plainville Citizen.

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Concetta “Connie” Tarquinio, 91, of P l a i nv i l l e , died Jan. 29, 2010, at home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Frank Tarquinio.

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Anita Butler, Marshall G. LaCombe and his spouse, Laura, Keith A. LaCombe and his spouse, Sue; and his five grandchildren, Joshua, Erin, Leanne, Morgen and Wyatt. A memorial service was held Feb. 5, 2010, at the Plainville United Methodist Church, Plainville. Burial followed in West Cemetery, Bristol. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, was assisting the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Plainville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville, CT 06062 or Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., Plainville, CT 06062.


Yvo n n e (Crepault) V e r r e t Desrosiers, 88, of Bristol, widow of Wilfred J. Desrosiers Sr., died Feb. 2, 2010, at Bristol Hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Quebec City, Canada, and was a daughter of the late Moise and Corrine (Asselin) Crepault. A Bristol resident since 1958, she worked at General Electric in Plainville for 25 years before retiring and was a member of St. Matthew Church, Forestville. A great and loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, she leaves a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Alan Berube, of Plainville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard and Lenore Verret, of Canton, and Michael Verret, of Arizona; two granddaughters, Jessica Grenier and her husband, Brian, and Jennifer McGettigan, and her husband, Dave; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Grenier and Noah McGettigan; two brothers, Robert and Francois Crepault, a sister, Aline Gamache, all of Canada; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Feb. 5, 2010, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Matthew Church for a Mass. Burial followed in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to Bristol Hospital Home Care/Hospice, P.O. Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011-0977.

She was born May 17, 1918, in White Plains, N.Y., to the late Pelegrino and Rose (Galate) Zaino. She was a longtime Plainville resident and a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. She was known for her love of cooking, and enjoyed reading and crocheting. She was a loving wife and mother who will be truly missed. Along with her loving husband, she is survived by her two children, Frank Tarquinio, of California, and Terry Aresco and her husband, Patrick, of Bristol; two grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; a brother, Harry Zaino; a sister, Yolanda Savastano; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony and Alfred Zaino; and a sister, Marie Lucente. All services were held privately. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, was assisting the family with arrangements.

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Robert Joseph Tedone, 62 of Southington, died Feb. 3, 2010, at the Apple Rehab of Farmington Valley in Plainville. He was the husband of Mary (Cavanagh) Tedone. He was born in Hartford on Aug. 31, 1947, the son of Margaret (Valente) Tedone, of West Hartford, and the late Giacomo Tedone. He served with the Army National Guard as a staff sergeant for 26 years. He had been the plant manager for the former Meriden Box Company. He was a parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church, Southington. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his children, Elizabeth Edwards and husband Craig, of Tennessee, Michael Tedone and wife, Marcy, of Southington, and Rosemary Tedone, of Quincy, Mass.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Giacomo, Luca, Robert and Kathryn; two brothers, Peter and wife, Lydia Tedone, of Simsbury, and Joseph Tedone, of Berlin; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Tedone. The family would like to thank the staff of South One, at the Apple Rehab for their loving care

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Obituaries and kindness. The funeral was held Feb. 6, 2010, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to Mary Our Queen Church, Southington, for a Mass. Burial followed at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Nora Brignolo Neuro Oncology Research Fund, C/O Yale University, 333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06520.

Joan Goguen J o a n “Joni” Patricia Goguen, 78, of Rocky Hill, died Jan. 31, 2010, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Henry and Gladys (Brezenski) Goguen. She was a graduate of NBHS Class of 1949, and was formerly employed by White Oak Construction Co. and later retired from Easter Equipment and was a member of Women in Construction. She is survived by a sister and her husband, Irene and Raymond Mihon, of Berlin; nieces, Linda and Dave Oparowski, of New Britain, Christine and Tom Jasonis,

of Newington, Nancy and Roger Thorin, of New Britain, and Brenda Simpson, of Cromwell; nephews, Mike Campanario, of Plainville, James and Nancy Campanario, of Berlin, and Daniel and Lela Mihon, of Cromwell, Tom Simpson, of Cromwell; great-nieces and nephews, Susan D’Allessandro, Steven Michaud, Sara Michaud, James Simpson, Connor Simpson, Krista Campanario and Paul Thorin. Besides her grandparents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Donald, Raymond and Richard Goguen; a sister and brotherin-law, Doris and Manuel Campanario; and greatnephew, Jason Campanario. The funeral and burial were private. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Rose Hill Funeral Home, Rocky Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Soltis Andrew “A n d y ” Soltis, 94, of Bristol, died peacefully at his home surrounded by the love of his family on Feb. 4, 2010. He leaves Irene (Bilida) Soltis his beloved wife and companion of 73 years. He was born July 29, 1915, in Slatington, Pa., the son of the late George and Katherine (Verdun) Soltis. His generous heart led him to be the kind of person that you were blessed to have known. He came from humble beginnings and found himself working for the Connecticut Conservation Corps in the 1930s. When World War II

came, he assisted with his efforts as an air raid warden in his community. He met and married the love of his life, Irene, in Bridgeport, where he worked for General Electric and in 1948, moved to Plainville to work for Trumbull Electric (General Electric). He retired as a plant manager for General Electric in 1977 after 42 years of dedicated service. Outside of work, he enjoyed playing many sports. He was a part of the Bridgeport Springwoods Baseball League and the Bridgeport Bees where he was a pitcher. He also enjoyed coaching the American Legion Baseball team in the 1950s. His other passion was golf. He played on the General Electric golf league and at the Southington Country Club, where he was the champion three years running. But above all else was the love for his family. He cherished the moments he shared with his wife, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Besides his loving wife, Irene, his son, Lawrence Soltis and his wife, Gwen, of East Hampton; a daughterin-law, Connie Soltis, of Southington; his grandchildren, Bryan Soltis, Kristin Goralski and her husband, Michael, Arlene Cline and her husband, Grant, and Kelly Soltis; his great-grandchildren, Michael Goralski, Adam Goralski and James Cline; along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his nine brothers and sisters; and his son, Andrew Soltis Jr. The funeral was held Feb. 8, 2010, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Burial fol-

Frances Jones Frances Pliska Jones, 64, of Interlachen, Fla., died suddenly at her residence on Feb. 4, 2010. She was born May 16, 1945, in Plainville, and had been a resident of Interlachen for the past 35 years, coming from Bristol. In 2009, she retired as an office manager at the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., after 20 years of service. She was a former member of the Interlachen Lions Club. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, sewing and home improvement projects. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Olga Pliska; and one brother, Richard Pliska. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Park Jones, of Interlachen, Fla.; one son, Francis J. Pliska and his wife, Yvette, of Interlachen, Fla.; one daughter, Melissa Jones and her husband, Chris Hulvey, of Interlachen, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Pamela Henry and her husband, Brian, of Manchester; one sister, Joann Lewonczyk and her husband, Don, of Prospect, Tenn.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held Feb. 9, 2010, at the Masters Funeral Home of Interlachen, Fla. with the Rev. Diane Reeves officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, P.O. Box 207, Interlachen, FL 32148. Masters Funeral Home, of Interlachen, Fla., was in charge of arrangements



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Standing ovation, please. Know somebody in Plainville who deserves a hand? Celebrate Plainville! Award Nomination Form Nominations must be submitted in writing, along with this form, on a single, 8.5” x 11”sheet of paper. Forms submitted without an additional, written testimonial will not be considered. Please describe the scope and nature of the nominee’s community service, the agencies/organizations for which the nominee volunteers and the positive impact the nominee’s service has made upon the community. Nomination form must be received by Monday, March 1. Forms also available online at

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Letters to the Editor Driver appreciates snowplowing effort To the editor: I am no longer a citizen of Plainville, having moved to nearby Farmington and then Newington in the last four years. Every winter I get reminded of how much I miss Plainville for one simple reason: snowplowing. My job requires that I travel regardless of the weather, and my area contains Newington to Bristol. The one

town that I never worry about traveling through is Plainville. The crew that plows the roads does such an excellent job and you don’t notice it until you drive through surrounding towns throughout a snowstorm. As a former resident and current traveler of Plainville roads, I sincerely appreciate the hard work that they provide and the results are truly outstanding. I hope they keep up the good work as the streets are literally safer thanks to them. Michael Medeska Newington


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Thursday, Feb. 11 Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Recreation and Park Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 Presidents Day: Municipal Center closed Tuesday, Feb. 16 Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Village Community Room, 6:30 p.m. Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 18 Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 Aviation Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Capital Projects Building Committee, Municipal Center, 6:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

By Kathleen Binkowski Special to The Citizen The transitions from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school can be times Binkowski of high anxiety for many students. In Plainville, teams of

teachers, school counselors, and administrators have worked together to craft transition plans that help to ease the worries and concerns of students and their parents as they move from one level to the next. A welldesigned transition plan helps a student to establish a strong sense of belonging as they enter either middle

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Legislators discuss goals for the year By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen State Sen. Thomas Colapietro (31st Dist.) and State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus (22nd Dist.) discussed a few of the items from what they described as their wish list for the 2010 legislative session during conversations with The Plainville Citizen. Colapietro represents Plainville, Bristol, Harwinton and Plymouth and Boukus represents Plainville, Bristol and New Britain. Colapietro’s list included signage policies for medical offices and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s proposal regarding the protection of gift card customers, among other topics. Colapietro, a Bristol resident who is the Deputy Senate Majority Leader, said the items he will focus on stem

from the General Law Committee, of which he is cochairman with state Rep. Jim S h a p i r o Colapietro ( 1 4 4 t h Dist.). The committee focuses on consumer-based issues. Last year, Colapietro introduced a bill that would require doctors to post their fee policies. For example, a doctor that charges a patient for a missed appointment would be required to post appropriate signage if the bill were passed. Although the bill failed to pass the House of Representatives last year, Colapietro said he would like to re-introduce it into the committee this year. He would also like the committee to consider a

Transitions Continued from page 14 school or high school. At the same time, these plans can help students to grow into the higher levels of independence and expectations that are inherent in both the middle and high schools.

From elementary to middle school In our elementary schools, children are taught in self-contained classrooms with a familiar set of peers and one or two teachers. In sixth grade, children from the three elementary schools come together, requiring new social interactions with new peers, in an atmosphere of increased independence and expectations for individual responsibility. Taught by a team of four or more teachers, students must adjust to what they inevitably view as new settings, new structures, and new expectations. Added to these external changes are a myriad of physical and emotional changes that are associated with the transition from childhood to adolescence. They begin to mature physically, and their attentions move from a focus on family and a small peer group to exercising more independence and the development of strong peer relationships. In short, it can be a confusing and stressful time for our early adolescents as they move from the security of the single classroom to the complexity of lockers (and locker combinations), new peers, and an entirely new educational setting.

bill that would provide relief to cities storing the fur niture of those who have been evicted, he said. Boukus Due to the shorter length and budgetary focus of this year‘s session, legislators will introduce bills under the auspices of various committees, he said. “Job growth tops the list of legislative objectives,” said Boukus, a Plainville resident. “It is imperative for us to work on economic recovery on many levels.” Speaker of the House state Rep. Christopher Donovan (84th Dist.) “has invited members of the community as well as legislators to take part in a commission to identify opportunities for regionalism,

municipal cost savings and efficiencies,” Boukus said, who serves as vice-chairwoman of MORE — the Blue Ribbon Commission on Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies. “Government restructuring through consolidation of agencies is another area that will identify cost savings and enhance efficiencies. Several committees along with the regionalism commission will be reporting on this issue,” she said. “We have begun to discuss/focus on job creation and retention. Municipal leaders, members of school boards, business leaders and others have volunteered to serve; they will be reporting on March 1. Discussions on promoting job opportunities such as investments in rail and road construction, educational opportunities for ‘green jobs’, incentives for small

In order to alleviate many of the concerns of our entering middle school students, we have developed a strong transition program. Middle school counselors and students visit fifth-grade classes to answer questions and help students express their concerns. Students have the opportunity to visit the middle school, tour the building, and meet the teachers. Parents have the opportunity to meet with administrators, counselors and teachers in an evening orientation.

Middle to high school Expectations for independence and responsibility for academic and personal success increase at the high school level, and teaching styles may be very different from the approaches used in the elementary and middle schools. While middle school teachers have time within their schedules to meet together to discuss curriculum and instruction and coordinate tests, projects and activities, and to discuss student progress on an individual and collective basis, there is little time within the high school day for teachers to meet together to discuss a specific student’s progress with other teachers. In fact, one teacher may not even know what other teachers are involved in the student’s academic day. Nevertheless, the district has methods in place to assist with the transition to the high school. In order to ease the academic transition from middle to high school, we know that it is critical for middle and high school teachers to meet and talk together about issues of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Teachers in each discipline

businesses, etc. have already begun. Further work is needed on applications for federal programs to supplement state dollars,” Boukus said. “Municipalities and school boards have requested relief from mandates. I am supporting their requests to either eliminate or change the effective dates on several mandates, including school suspension and municipal responsibility for removal and storing possessions of tenants. Again the issue of mandates will be addressed by both the commission and committees. Savings and efficiencies in state and local governments will ease the burden on property taxpayers.” The General Assembly session convened Feb. 3.

representing grades seven through twelve meet periodically throughout the school year in order to align curricular expectations and discuss ways to begin the transition in expectations in the third trimester of eighth grade and continue the gradual increase in expectations during the first month or so of ninth grade. Similar to the transition from elementary to middle school, eighth-grade students visit the high school in January, just prior to signing up for their ninth-grade courses. Students also have an orientation session to help them acclimate to the building and lockers. The school counseling department offers Freshman Academy in the fall as a means of acquainting the new ninth graders to the expectations of high school. Plainville High School also implemented a mentoring program just over a year ago. This program provides every student in the school with a trusted adult other than their school counselor, who meets with a small group of students on a regular basis to discuss issues of concern or interest. In the freshman year, transition concerns take center stage in the mentoring sessions. Helping students to make a smooth transition from one level to the next is the responsibility of all of us in the Plainville school district community. We continue to work with students, parents, teachers, school counselors, and administrators to ensure that each student feels a sense of pride and belonging as he or she moves from elementary to middle to high school. Kathleen Binkowski is the superintendent of Plainville Community Schools.


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Sweetheart Dance has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Celebration Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., in Plainville. Tickets may be purchased from any choral society

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Dean’s List Arts and Science, Marilyn B. Durkin, recently announced the names of Plainville residents who were named to the President’s List for extraordinary academic achievement in the fall 2009 semester: Brandon Giando a sophomore majoring in undecided business and Matthew Wilde a junior majoring in management. To be named to the President’s List, a full-time student must have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher with no course grade below 3.0 during the term. Fairfield University, Fairfield, has announced that the following Plainville resident has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester: Sarah Tanner, a sophomore studying in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business. To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5, of a possible 4.0.

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The University of Connecticut, Storrs, recently announced the Plainville residents who attained the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester. To make the dean’s list, students must take at least 12 credits, finish the semester with a grade point average that is among the top 25 percent of students enrolled in their school or college, and have no grade below a “C.” They are Sebastian Lee Vincent Bordonaro, Elizabeth Jane Bowling, Allen Hiroshi Broyles, Damian Kazimierz Bryja, Faizan Khan, Peter Thomas Lennon, Steven Donald Lewis, Crystal Nicole Maldonado, Elizabeth Renee Moriarty, Ryan Paul Pelletier, Kamila Plona, Mitchell James Underwood, Danielle Marie Voisine, and Nicole Catherine Zaza. The fall semester dean’s list at Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., includes the following Plainville resident: Andriana Evangelista, a junior in actuarial mathematics. Kaylyn Santhouse, of Plainville, received distinguished honors for the fall 2009 semester at the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. Distinguished honors are awarded to students enrolled in at least 14 credit hours who have maintained a grade point ratio between 3.60 and 3.79. Plainville residents have been named to the Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester. Students who are awarded this academic achievement have earned a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the semester, with no grade lower than a “B.” They are Garnet Brennan, Alyssa Chmura, Jennifer Davis, Carrie-Anne Rinheart, Elaine Santos, and Julianna Veronesi. The University of Hartford, West Hartford, announced the Plainville residents that made its dean’s list for fall 2009. They are Lisa E. Karwowski, Laura E. Stilwell, Ashley R. Mead, and Kayla M. Verbitsky. Bentley University’s, Waltham, Mass., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michael J. Page, and Dean of

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts 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. For more information, call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Circle of Parents — Circle of Parents Support Groups are available free of charge to any parent looking to meet with other parents to exchange ideas, share information, develop new parenting skills, learn about community resources and find mutual support. Trained facilitators lead each group. Childcare is available. The group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Plainville

Congregational Church, library room, 130 West Main St. at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The next meetings are Feb. 11 and 25. For more information call Cathy Sisco, program manager, at (800) CHILDREN. Movie matinee — Friends of the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. will be offering a movie matinee on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 p.m. The film to be shown is “Public Enemies,” which is a crime movie about J. Edgar Hoover, John Dillinger and Billie Frechette.The movie is free to the public and includes refreshments. For information, call the library at (860) 793-1446.



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Todd Jones, Plainville Historical Society volunteer, stands near the photo exhibit that he organized, which opened Saturday at the Plainville Library, 56 E. Main St. “In Search of Plainville’s Past” features approximately 60 historical photographs. Jones said some of the photos date back to the 1800s and cover topics such as transportation, disasters, farms and “places that were supposed to be,” such as the Nike missile site. Jones, who said he especially liked the photos of important residents, such as Charles Norton and his inventions, coordinated last year’s historic photo exhibit, “Down Memory Lane.” The exhibit will continue through February.

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Bottle drive — A bottle drive is being held at Plainville High School on Saturday, Feb. 13. Returnable cans and bottles can be dropped off at the PHS parking lot or people can place their bags at their curb by 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit Plainville High School. If people are placing their bags at the curb, call (860) 793-3220, ext. 212 or 423 and leave an address for pick up. Sweetheart Dance — The Plainville Choral Society will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A fundraising Valentine’s Sweetheart Dance has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Celebration Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave. in Plainville. Tickets may be purchased from any choral society member. Guests may bring their own beverages and mixers; snacks, coffee and tea will be provided. Live music and surprises will be offered throughout the evening. For more information, call (860) 747-5695.





Blood drive — There will be an American Red Cross blood drive Monday, Feb. 15, 1:45 to 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill, Plainville. To make an appointment, call (800) RED CROSS or visit Presidents Day closings — The Plainville Municipal Center, senior center and library will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day. The library will also be closed Sunday, Feb. 14. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group — The Plainville MS Support Group meets at Northwest Village School, Wheeler Clinic, located at 91 Northwest Drive in Plainville, from 7 to 9 p.m., on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 15. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter offers more than 30 support groups throughout Connecticut. These groups bring together people who share a common life experience as it relates to MS and its effects. For more information, contact George, at (860) 793-9589. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Tav-

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ACS offers for cancer patients and their loved ones. Refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in attending this free event should contact Kris Farina, survivor committee chairperson, at (860) 410-9820. For more information on Plainville Relay For Life 2010 go to

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On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Relay For Life of Plainville will sponsor an evening of information and social networking for cancer survivors, caregivers and their families at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. The program will feature several speakers. Donna Boehm, of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, will discuss “You’re a Survivor, Now What?” Lisa Uggicinni and Bruce Marshall from the American Cancer Society will share information about free programs and services

Tunxis Community College, Farmington, invites the community to National Eating Disorders Screening Day on Thursday, Feb. 25, noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., in the Administration Building corridor in observance of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 21 to 27. The screening offers information on anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorder for those who are concerned they or a loved one may be struggling with an eating disorder. A counselor

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Daffodil Days began Feb. 1 The American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days was launched Feb. 1 with “50 Days of Daffodils.” Features this year includes the launch of the www.cancer/daffodils interactive Web site, volunteer recruitment and an opportunity to showcase how the society is working locally to help cancer patients and their loved ones stay well, get well, find cures and fight back against cancer. “We are excited by the hope and spirit that Daffodil Days brings to those who have supported the campaign year after year,” said Patrice Bedrosian, state director of communications for the American Cancer Society. Flower and product orders can be placed through March 5 by calling the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345 or visit the Web site. Delivery coincides with the start of spring, the week of March 22.

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, February 11, 2010

Senior Happenings

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

Billiard winners

Billiard winners at the Plainville Senior Center were Dec. 3: Bert Cote, Ray Boucher; Dec. 10: Bert Cote, Joe Palumbo; Dec. 17: Bert Cote (singles); Jan. 7: Joe Giannattasio, Ray Bouchard; Jan. 14: Joe Palumbo, Bert Cote; Jan. 20: Wilson Belanger, Bert Cote.

Setback winners

Setback tournament winners at the Plainville Senior Center were Dec. 21: first, Mina Fusaro, Ida Pedrolini; second, Loretta Chandler, Pearl Steele; third, Ann and George Reinwald; Dec. 28: first, Bob Raymond, Marcel Boilard; second, Sandy Tyminski, Peter Demkow; third, Walt Mackiewicz, Rose Dunlap; Jan. 4: first, Roy Kaine, Richard Nordgren,

second, Joe Fortuna, Roger Willequer; third, Anne Theriault, Barbara Martin; Jan. 11: first (two-way tie), Jim Rio, Ann Reinwald, Charley and Olga Stepney; third, Bob Raymond, Marcel Boilard.

Bowling league posts results The Plainville Senior Citizens Center Bowling League announced Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Jan. 25: High bowler, women — Rita Biscoe, 180. High bowler, men — Tom Loiselle, 214. Ham bone club — George Boucher -2. Turkey club — George Boucher-2, Jerry Tracey-2, Tom Loiselle, Jim Stuart, Paul Bell, Rocky Roberts. Split club — Frank Robinson, Al Cassella, Sara Cameron, Tina Wishart-2, Marie Cyr, Ron Jablonshi, Tom Loiselle, Ray Neuman, Ronald Patry-2, Rocky Roberts. 200 club — Tom Loiselle, 214; Jerry Tracey, 210. The Plainville Senior Citizens Center Bowling League announced Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Feb. 1: High bowler, women — Mary Ann Fredrickson, 190; Mary Jane Dumais, 169. High bowler, men — Paul

Bisco, 208; Dan Hurley, 202. Ham bone club — Paul Bell, Richard Bushey. Turkey club — Paul Bell, Mary Ann Frederickson-2, Dan Hurley, Richard Bushey, George Boucher, Marie Cassidy. Split club — Mary Jane Dumais, Jim Ray, Judy Tracey, Jerry Tracey-2, Faith Fabrizio, Lou Wanat-3, Tina Wishart, Paul Bell, Tom Maher, John Delin-2, Ron Patry, See Seniors, next page

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AARP Chapter 4146 AARP Chapter 4146 has the following trips offered: Tuesday, March 16: Mohegan Sun Tuesday, April 13: Foxwood Monday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 20: A new show, “Joseph,” at the Millennuim Sight & Sound, Lancaster, Pa. Tuesday, May 11: Mystery trip Friday, May 14: Mohegan Sun Sunday, May 16: Charlie Prose at Mohegan Sun Thursday, June 10: Foxwood Tuesday, June 22: Rhode Island lighthouse cruise Wednesday, July 14: Mohegan Sun For more information, contact Helen Marinelli, tour director at (860) 747-3723.


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Sara Cameron, Tony Rosenthal, Helen Tessier, Nellie Talbot. 200 club — George Boucher, 202; Paul Bisco, 208. The league is still short two bowlers to have 14 teams. The league meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville,

Mondays, at 1 p.m. which includes three games of bowling, shoes, open bowling discount card, automatic scoring and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this fun league. There is a fee to bowl. For more information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 7472918.

Bus goes door to door The shopping bus provides door-to-door transportation to shopping destinations on Mondays. The bus picks up passengers at their home and drops them off at the front doors of the stores. Riders should call the center 11 a.m. on the Friday before they want to ride the bus. The bus starts picking

up at 9:30 a.m. The bus will pick up at the store at 12:30 p.m., except on the days the bus goes to the Westfarms or Meriden malls, when pickups will be at 4:15 p.m. A handicapped bus is available, however, passengers need to call the senior center and let them know a bus is needed to be put on the list. Monday, Feb. 22: WalMart, Bristol.

Caregiving Connections

Caregiving Connections will meet at 10 a.m. at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. The group will meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the game room (former Peak Center, off the green room). The next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 16. Register by calling the senior center.


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Flooded with emotion, Martino signs with PC By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Across the country last week, top-notch high school athletes made it official to which college they would bring their talents. One such upper-echelon athlete, Plainville High School’s Alyssa Martino, did the same. With friends, family and teammates looking on, Friday afternoon, Martino, a senior two-sport star, signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her soccer career on scholarship at Providence College, a NCAA Division I school. A sizable crowd gathered at the PHS cafeteria that day to watch Martino put pen to paper. “It’s hard to single any of you out because so many of you have been so influential in my life, in many different ways,” Martino told those in attendance. “I can’t thank you guys enough for all your support and help through all the years, whether it was challenging me in the classroom or pushing me to excel on the soccer field or the basketball court, or simply of-

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Last week, Plainville High School senior Alyssa Martino signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her soccer career at Providence College. Martino, pictured front and center, has a laugh during the signing ceremony, held Friday at PHS. fering encouraging words, I just can’t say enough.” Choking back tears, Martino then made a point to highlight the sacrifices her parents made which allowed her to chase her dreams. “I

Controversial ending The Plainville High School cheerleaders were hit with a 25-point penalty for an illegal stunt and did not place at the Central Connecticut Conference competition, held Saturday in Hartford. Had Plainville not been penalized, it likely would have finished first in the CCC South Division, and third overall. The CCC South was won by Berlin. The other division winners were Southington (West), Rocky Hill (East) and East Hartford (North). East Hartford was crowned Grand Champion for the second consecutive year. Pictured during the CCC competition are Plainville’s Kristi Pratt, Jamie DeRevere and Blaire Bouchard. Photo by Matt Leidemer

can’t thank you guys enough for everything you did,” she said to her mom, Holly, and dad, Steve. “Words can’t express. I love you guys.” Along with being a gifted soccer and basketball player,

Martino — not one to be outdone in any area — is also the No. 1 student in the Class of 2010. During the signing ceremony, several people spoke to her work ethic and com-

petitiveness, both on the field of play and in the classroom. “Having had Alyssa’s father when he was in high school, and having Alyssa when she’s in high school, it’s like completely opposite ends of the spectrum,” PHS principal Greg Ziogas joked. “In any event, there is one thing that runs true between the two of them; it’s the competitive spirit that Steve had, and that Alyssa has. In my 40 years of being involved in Plainville … I haven’t seen a lot of kids that have the perseverance, the dedication, and the loyalty, to everything, like Alyssa does.” PHS athletics director John Zadnik has worked closely with Martino as part of the high school’s Student Athlete Leadership Team. “She’s a special young lady, and I really feel privileged to have played a tiny part in her high school years,” Zadnik said. Martino’s high school soccer and basketball coaches, Leszek Wrona and Jen Micowski, addressed the crowd

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Hoop teams remain in the hunt for tournament spots By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

With their postseason hopes hanging by a thread, both the Plainville High School boys and girls basketball team picked up a huge win last week. The boys’ 55-45 victory over Bristol Central Feb. 3 snapped a nine-game losing skid and improved the locals’ record to 5-9. A team must win at least eight of its 20 regular season games to earn a spot in the postseason.

“There was a big relief lifted off of our shoulders after the win,” Plainville coach Marc Wesoly said. The second-year coach lamented his team’s sub-50 percent foul shooting against Bristol Central, but indicated that good old fashioned hard work offset the misfires from the free throw line. “We hustled after loose balls and boxed out well, and that is why we moved up the ladder to our goal of eight wins,” Wesoly said. Chase Tarca and Jalen Gardner scored 16 and 15

points respectively to lead the Blue Devils past Bristol Central. Alex DelRio and Quintin Wells dished out four assists apiece for the victors. DelRio added eight points. “The kids fought hard and executed offensively and defensively and that’s what we asked them to do,” Wesoly said. “They showed some relief after the win because we knew we were going again tonight (Feb. 4). But it was a huge relief and I am very proud of how hard they have

worked to overcome this huge obstacle.” The same night the Plainville boys got back on track, the Lady Blue Devils inched closer to the postseason with a 44-37 victory over Bristol Central. Alyssa Martino pumped in 30 points for Plainville, which improved to 6-9. Haley Belanger and Nikki Dow

scored five and four points respectively for the Lady Blue Devils. Following the big wins over Bristol Central, the Plainville boys fell hard to Maloney (84-36) and Middletown (66-47). The Plainville girls went on to blast Maloney (53-24) before losing to Middletown (37-27).

Blue Devil Notes The good times continue to roll for the Plainville High School wrestling team. The Blue Devils bested Lyman Memorial (71-6), Stafford (46-27), Mount Anthony Union (45-27) and South Windsor (42-34) to claim the championship at the Ground Hog Duals, held Saturday in South Windsor. Plainville faced a tough South Windsor team in the finals. There, the Blue Devils earned seven pins during the first 10 matches to take a comfortable lead. Generating those pins were Rob Voisine (152), Ricky Costa (171), Jake Pietrowicz (189), Kevin Spence (215), Stefano Celli (285), Brian Lister (112) and Vin Russo (119). “We really got the momentum and kept rolling,” PHS

coach Doug Fink said, pointing out that, according to polls, South Windsor is one of the top teams in the state. “We are peaking at the right moment, and I am really looking forward to the Class M state tournament,” Fink added. The Plainville High School boys swim team improved to 6-7 on the year with a 95-65 victory over Hartford Public Friday. The Blue Devils’ Adam James and Cam Agbaso were double-winners in individual events. Plainville High School’s Millie Mills, competing as a team of one in gymnastics, finished first all around last week in a meet with Wethersfield and Farmington. Mills was first in floor,

vault and bars, and took second in beam. The Plainville High School Student Athlete Leadership Team, together with advisor John Zadnik, recently attended two state leadership conferences where they presented workshops on decision-making and communication. Alli Caponigro, Carly Martino, Chris Kuzia and Matt Thomas presented at the Middle Level Leadership Conference at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Brett Litke, Marcquille Johnson, Millie Mills and Alex Bruno presented at the Elementary Level Leadership Conference at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield.

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The Plainville High School boys basketball team halted a nine-game losing skid last week, but the Blue Devils still have lots of work to do in order to punch a ticket to the postseason. Pictured: Plainville’s Jalen — Nick Carroll Gardner gets a shot off against Bristol Central Feb. 3.

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as well. “It’s a sad day and a great day: sad day, Alyssa is leaving us; and good day, she’s signing her letter of commitment to a great school,” Wrona said. “It was my pleasure to be her soccer teacher/coach … We wish you the best on your soccer career, but most important, your education,” he added.

“Coaching Alyssa has been more than a joy; it’s been a complete honor,” said Micowski, who played basketball for Providence College. “You don’t find a harder worker than Alyssa Martino in this school.” Several colleges lobbied to gain Martino’s services. But in the end, she followed her gut. “From the second I stepped on campus it just felt right,” Martino said. “Every college I visited afterwards, I found myself constantly

comparing to Providence. It just told me that it was the right fit for me.” Martino described the Providence women’s soccer program as being “on the upswing.” The Friars finished 8-8-3 in 2009. Martino’s advice to younger athletes who dream of earning a college scholarship? “Don’t give up. Nothing is impossible,” she said. “If you want something bad enough, you have the power to go get it. So don’t let anyone tell you you can’t.”


Thursday, February 11, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Youth Sports Swimming The Middle School of Plainville swim team excelled recently at the Middle School Open Championships, crowning one individual champion and finishing 10th overall. Sixteen personal best times were recorded by MSP swimmers that day, including three school records.

MSP’s Andrew Rottier finished first in the 50 breaststroke and second in the 100 individual medley. In other action, MSP’s Shayla Beausoleil, MaryKate Martin, Sydney McGough and Megan Farmer teamed up to finish fifth in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relay. Beausoleil placed fifth in the 50 freestyle and team-

mate Megan Dalena was third in diving. Achieving personal best times for the locals were Nicole Basile (50 butterfly), Beausoleil (50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 freestyle), Dalena (50 backstroke), Morgan Henn (50 backstroke), Martin (50 breaststroke), Julius Brown (100 freestyle), Anthony Delgatto (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Greg

Newcity (50 breaststroke), Trevor Roy (50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke) and Rottier (100 individual medley, 50 breaststroke, 100 freestyle. All three of Rottier’s times were school records.

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Education Briefs Open house at Mooreland Mooreland Hill School Open House will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 166 Lincoln St., Kensington. Mooreland Hill School introduces a transitional multi-age program for grades four and five with small classes, more attention. The school is also accepting applications for 201011 in grades six through nine. Reservations for the open house are not required but do help in planning. To RSVP, call Kathryn West, director of admission and development, at (860) 223-6428 or visit the Web site



The Plainville Citizen Thursday, February 11, 2010

Women’s association awards scholarships The Greater New Britain Branch of AAUW (formerly known as the College Club of New Britain, a branch of the

American Association of University Women) has announced two students have each received a $500 Effie Dwyer Holmes Scholarship for 2009. Alana E. Mullin, of Plainville, is a sophomore at Villanova University, Villanova, Penn. She is enrolled in the School of Business and is majoring in management, with a concentration in environmental studies. Her goal is to work in a field which would enable her to “help turn the world green” through the knowledge and use of sound environmental management practices. Alyssa M. Mazzarella, of Kensington, a sopohmore at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, also received a scholarship.

UConn graduate Nina Trang Le, of Plainville, graduated in December 2009 from the University of Connecticut.

Early Links partnership

Early Links: Connecting Families and Schools is Plainville Community Schools’ program for incoming kindergarten children and their families. This program is intended to foster partnerships between the families and schools that will facilitate children’s literacy learning at home and upon their entry to school in September. Early Links sessions will be held at each elementary school beginning March 2010. All families with children entering kindergarten in September 2010 are invited to attend. Parents should call their child’s school for more information and to register for the Early Links program. The contact numbers are: Linden Street School, (860) 793-3270; Toffolon School, (860) 793-3280; and Wheeler School (860) 793-3290.


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Schools to close for winter break Plainville Community Schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 through Friday, Feb. 19 for winter break. Classes will resume Monday, Feb. 22.

School district survey reminder

Plainville community members and parents are asked to complete the Plainville Community Schools Communication Evaluation surveys as part of an evaluation of school district communication. The community and parent surveys may be accessed on the home page of the school district Web site at: Surveys will remain open through February.

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Support Groups

Addiction — TRUST, a prevention program, invites children ages 7 to 12 who are concerned about addiction in their family to join after-school activity groups that meet every Tuesday, from 4:30 pm. to 5:30 p.m., at Connecticut Clearinghouse, 334 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Information: Sue Walbert at (860) 7932164 to register. Free. Alcoholics Anonymous — AA holds meetings Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill; Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the

Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St.; Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St.; and Fridays at 8 p.m. at the Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Drive, all in Plainville. Information: (800) 530-9511. Al-Anon, Alateen — Does someone’s drinking bother you? There is help for you, for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Road, and at 10 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Plainville,

130 W. Main St. Alateen, an AlAnon group for those 12 to 20 years old, meets in New Britain every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at South Congregational-First Baptist Church, 90 Main St. Al-Anon is a nonprofit organization. Free. Information: visit or call (888) 825-2666. Alzheimer’s disease — Mulberry Gardens of Southington, at 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, offers a monthly support group for families and caregivers of people affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementia. The group meets on the second Wednes-

day of every month at 6:30 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Support Group covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. Respite care is available for caregiver’s loved ones. Information: Marie Terzak at (860) 2761020. Anxiety — Recovery Inc., a support group for people who experience anxiety, depression and fears, meets at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St. (Route 372). Information:

(860) 747-5682. Bariatric — A support group for those who will have or had bariatric surgery meets at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain General, on the first Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Information: (860) 224-5453. Bereavement — Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut conducts a bereavement support group series on Tuesdays, at VNACC’s Hospice and Palliative Care office, 58 W. Main St., Plainville. Information: (860) See Support, next page

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Students participate in early college experience program

Thirty five Plainville High School students studying Spanish 4 are currently enrolled in the University of Connecticut’s Early College Experience Program, under the direction of Plainville High School World Language teacher Joanne Curley. UConn’s Early College Experience Program, together with the Connecticut high schools that participate, was also featured in a recent New York Times article, noting the success of the dual enrollment program. Curley returned to the University of Connecticut in 1990 to become certified as a Spanish teacher under the Cooperative Program for Superior High School Students, known as the Coop Program. Curley said when participation first began at

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793-3011. Breast cancer — Bristol Hospital offers a free monthly support group for breast cancer patients at Bristol Hospital, Brewster Road, Bristol. Information: Linda McEwen at (860) 585-3420. Breastfeeding — The Moms Milk Group, a breastfeeding support group for nursing moms, meets every Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. Free. Information: (860) 224-5226. Breastfeeding — The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital offers a breastfeeding support group that meets on the third Tuesday of every month, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Registration recommended. Information: InfoLink (860) 585-3661. Breathing club — Bristol Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehab Department offers the Better Breathing Club. Information: Bristol Hospital’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Department at (860) 585-3580. Cancer — The Living With Cancer Family Support Group at New Britain General is open to patients at all stages and with all types of cancer, as well as any adult family members and caregivers. The support group meets on the third Wednesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The hospital also sponsors other cancer

Plainville High School in 1991, there was one class of Spanish 4, with four students enrolled in the Coop Program. This year, there are two classes of Spanish 4 at the high school, with 35 students enrolled in the program. As part of the Coop Program, students who enroll and are accepted, take Spanish 4 classes at Plainville High school, and earn a C or better in class, receive three college credits from the University of Connecticut each semester. Those students who go on to attend the University of Connecticut continue to add credits to their transcripts, while students attending other colleges and universities have the Coop Program credits transferred, with most institutions accepting the Coop Program college

support groups, which are more limited in scope to patients or by the type of illness. Information: Marcia Anderson at (860) 224-5299. Crohn’s disease — Bristol Hospital holds a Crohn’s Disease/Colitis Support Group that meets regularly at the hospital, Brewster Road in Bristol. Information: visit or call InfoLink at (860) 585-3661. Chronic illness — The Pastoral Care Committee of the First Church of Christ Congregational, 75 Main St., Farmington, is offering a support group, Living Well with Chronic Illness. The group provides emotional, spiritual and physical means to meet the demands of living with a long-term illness. Information: Willow Bascom at (860) 6738568 or (860) 673-4840. Circle of Parents — Circle of Parents Support Groups are available free of charge to any parent looking to meet with other parents to exchange ideas, share information, develop new parenting skills, learn about community resources and find mutual support. The group usually meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Plainville Congregational Church, library, 130 W. Main St., Plainville. Information: Cathy Sisco, program manager, at (800) Children, (800) 2445373. Depression — Recovery Inc., a support group for people who suffer from anxiety, depression and fears, meets at the Congregational Church

credits. “There are many benefits to participating in the Coop Program,” Curley said. “It looks great for students when they go for their college interviews to let admissions officers know that they are already enrolled in a college course. The course also allows students a preview of what to expect on the college level, and finally, students earn six college credits at a bargain price — $75 per semester to participate.” “Thanks to the hard work and dedication to this UConn program by Joanne Curley, the students at Plainville High have a wonderful opportunity to experience college Spanish and earn credits towards a degree. It makes sense educationally and economically,” said Plainville

of Plainville, 130 W. Main St. (Route 372). Information: (860) 747-5682. Depression, sunlight related — For many people, winter’s cold, long days have a chilling effect that brings on a type of depression known as seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression that typically strikes more women than men and peaks in December, January and February. The one-hour sessions will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Counseling Center, Hospital of Central Connecticut, 50 Griswold St., New Britain. Information: (860) 224-5804. Depression, pregnancyrelated — A free pregnancyrelated confidential depression support group is offered at Bristol Hospital, Brewster Road, each Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Women who have symptoms such as crying daily for more than two weeks, anxiety, obsessive disturbing thoughts and other such experiences should contact their health care provider. Information: Ann Marie at (860) 5853697. Diabetes — The Bristol Hospital Center for Diabetes, 102 North St., offers morning and evening support groups for people with diabetes and their families. Free. Registration recommended. Information: (860) 940-6300. Adults with diabetes, their families and friends are invited to attend. Free. Registration: (860) 940-6300. Diabetes — The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General holds several monthly support groups for

High School Principal Greg Ziogas. Plainville High School students currently enrolled in the UConn Early College Experience program are: Veronica Bys, Monica Casey, Stefano Celli, Jamie Chacho, Gary Costa, Melaney Coyle, Andrew Daniels, Brooke Dawson, Kevin DellaVecchia, Brandon Esau, Nicholas Faniola, Jennifer Farina, Nyia Giraud, Chelsie Green, Adam James, Natalia Krupski, Nicholas LaBella, Corrine Landry, Jason Li, Adrian Majewski, Ryan Martel, Alyssa Martino, Jonathan Milian, Nicole Orzechowski, Rachel Orzechowski, Emily Oshana, Siamara Perry-Perez, Sarah Piorkowski, Jillian Potz, Ashley Raynock, Wendy Rivera, Joanna Rutkowski, Alexander Salazar, Alisha Sherwani and Adrian Toporski

people with diabetes. Morning groups meet 10 to 11:30 a.m. Evening groups meet 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Information: (860) 2245672 or toll-free (888) 4567546. Elderly Outreach — Wheeler Clinic’s Elderly Outreach Recovery Program provides support groups for seniors 60 and older who may have substance abuse issues or are concerned about the effects of alcohol and substance use. Support group meetings are held Tuesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Drive, Plainville. Information: Wheeler Clinic at (860) 793-3771. Families United — Families United Network Plainville has a support group for families of children with behavioral, emotional or mental health challenges. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., in the downstairs meeting room. Information: Chris Walker at tollfree (866) 439-0788, ext. 104. Fibromyalgia — Hope Keepers, a faith-based support group for women who suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and rheumatoid arthritis, is held every fourth Thursday of the month, at 7 to 8:30 p.m., at New Life Fellowship Church, 1 Northwest Drive, Plainville. Information: (860) 747-1166. Grief — Hospice of Bristol Hospital offers the Coping with Grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Day and evening sessions are offered. Information: Betty Burgess at

(860) 585-4752. HIV/AIDS — AIDS Project Hartford sponsors an HIV/AIDS support group on the third Friday each month, from 5 to 6 p.m., at St. Philip House, 80 Broad St., Plainville. Light refreshments are served. Information: Ken Flyte at (860) 826-4741, ext. 105 or; or Rich Baraglia, executive director, at (860) 7932221, ext. 11 or Inflammatory bowel disease — A support group for people with inflammatory bowel diseases is meeting on the last Thursday of the month, September through June, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Maple View Manor, 856 Maple St., Rocky Hill. Information: the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at (203) 393-8964. Low vision — The Low Vision Support Group meets on the last Monday of each month, beginning at 3 p.m., at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. The group is facilitated by Melissa Knickerbocker from Southington Care Center’s Outpatient Low Vision Program. Learn about resources and tips for coping with low vision and receive the support of others. Information: Katie Mauriello at (860) 628-5656. Lupus — The Greater Hartford Lupus Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, except for July, at 97 South St., Suite 110, West Hartford. The confidentiality of the group is

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PARC announces new executive director Diane K r a u t , p re s i d e n t of the board of directors of PARC, announced Linda Garcia has as- Kraut sumed the position of executive director of PARC — Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities effective Nov. 16. Stephanie Jaczko Robinson, who had previously held the position, has transitioned into the role of director of development. Garcia has been a resident of Plainville for most of her life. She comes to PARC with 25 years of experience working for the YMCA of Greater Hartford, 22 years at the Wheeler branch and three years at the YMCA corporate office in Hartford. She brings extensive fundraising and program development experience to this position. Her work with families and volunteers, in her community, state, nation-

ally and internationally is a particular asset. In 2009, PARC established a new vocational employment program called Work Right!, and saw an increase in attendance at the evening recreation activities for adults with developmental disabilities. PARC’s Camp Trumbull summer program continues to be a unique and important offering for children with developmental disabilities in the Plainville school district. Kraut said, “Linda is a strong leader who is overwhelmingly qualified to lead this organization. PARC’s program needs are expanding such that we felt it was timely to establish a development office as well. I am delighted that we have expanded our capabilities in this way and look forward to a strong, vibrant future for PARC.” For more information about PARC, visit or contact the PARC office at (860) 747-0316.

are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items or cleaning supplies, and they will receive a wash, cut and blow dry/style for a special price. For an appointment call, (860) 747-3696.

Transit for Connecticut, a 30-member transportation advocacy coalition coordinated by Connecticut Fund for the Environment, and Regional Plan Association, an independent not-for-profit regional transportation planning organization, released a new report Feb. 1 underscoring the need for improved connectivity within the state’s public transportation network. Missing Links — Prioritized Bus Service Expansion Plan overlays Department of Transportation origin and trip destination data on state transit service maps, pinpointing exactly where additional transit links are needed given the potential volume of riders and lack of existing service. “The Regional Plan Association has provided us, literally, with a roadmap for improving the state’s transportation infrastructure,” said Karen Burnaska, coordinator for Transit for Connecticut. “Adding service to the identified routes could make public transportation a viable option for tens of thousands of people and take cars off our crowded highways. Making the state’s transit network viable for the long term is part of the solution for highway gridlock and pollution, and improves resident’s quality of life.” Missing Links — Prioritized Bus Service Expansion Plan is another step forward in the multi-year process of

reviewing the state’s existing transportation network and making recommendations as to the most effective way to improve the longstanding difficulties with highway congestion, moving freight, and spurring business development. The study indicates that currently, more than 74,000 Connecticut residents use public transportation to commute to work. Adding the thirteen identified routes would cost the state $17 million in capital expenditures with another state subsidy needed to help cover the $4.5 million operations budget. RPA estimates that the proposed routes could replace 64,000 car trips. One of the 13 identified routes was a spur route between Plainville and Southington which would connect 1,099 trips between the two towns while allowing for transfers to New Britain and points east at Plainville. “Making transit work in our suburban state will require support, partnerships, and creativity at all levels of government — and patience to implement the most system-shaping investments,” said David Kooris, vice president of RPA. “These new and extended transit routes can be implemented today to access the largest pool of new riders — reducing families’ dependence on cars for their everyday travel and increasing job access for the transitdependent.”

In addition to commissioning three transportation policy papers in 2007, 2008 and 2009 that detailed the economic and environmental benefits for improved transit, in 2007 and 2008, Transit for Connecticut attracted hundreds of stakeholders to five listening sessions held around the state. Key findings from those sessions included the need for more frequent service, expanded service between regions, and more weekend service. Burnaska commented, “We hope policymakers use this report to set priorities going forward. Transit investments deliver a three-toone return on investment in terms of economic development, so, even if it were purely about transit and the economy, it would be a good thing to do.” Missing Links — Prioritized Bus Service Expansion Plan and the other transit reports cited are available at This report is made possible by the One Region Funders’ Group and its Connecticut partners, the Fairfield Community Foundation and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the FarmingtonUnionville Community Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville. Information: Christopher Montes at (860) 673-8759; Randy Sykes at (860) 658-9938; or visit the Web site at MOMS Club — Stay-athome mothers and their children from Plainville, Southington, Bristol, Farmington and New Britain are welcome to join the MOMS Club of

Southington. The club offers play groups, park days, field trips, holiday parties, mothers’ nights out and other activities. Information: E-mail or (860) 385-1331. Mothers of Multiples — Mothers of Multiples of Greater Bristol is a support group for mothers of twins, triplets, and higher order multiple children. The group meets at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. New members

are always welcome. Information: Tracey Gabree, (860) 628-9199 or Motivated Moms — The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital is sponsoring Motivated Moms, a support group for single mothers, meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Registration required. Information: (860) 585-3661. Multiple sclerosis —

Plainville Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Drive. Information: call George at (860) 793-9589. Information about MS: or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter, at (800) 233-7617.

Plainville Brief Cutathon aids food pantry A cutathon will be held at The Purple Petal hair salon Saturday, Feb. 20 to benefit the Plainville Community Food Pantry. People

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always held in trust. Information: e-mail or visit the Web site New people and family members or friends are always welcome. Free. Lyme disease — The Greater Hartford Lyme Disease Support and Action Group meets on the third

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CHRIS Belle & I want to say that you mean the world to us. Two years & counting. Happy Valentine’s Day. Love, Cookie

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BRYCE Hi Birthday Boy! Happy 9 Years Old Birthday! What A Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

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NICOLE Happy Valentine’s Day Remember the day that we danced to “When You Say Nothing At All!” I Love You More Each Day! Forever Lovin Bill

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Happy Valentine’s Day Daddy Your The Greatest Dad Love Tamara, Chelsea, Max, Sabrina, Putnik, Mommy

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ALEX, DYLAN & DEREK Happy Valentine’s Day to our 3 sons! We love you always! Love, Mom & Dad

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To Abbi, Haley, Elli 3 Sweeties! We Love You! Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Pop & Nana Zito

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Munch I Love You Gammie

DON & RUTHIE Happy Valentine’s Day, Babe It’s been 25 years and I’m still truly in love with you! Love You Babe


VEE 26 full & amazing years I Love You So Very Much Happy Valentine’s Day Chris

Steven All My Love Always


The Cutest Boys in Middlefield! Happy Valentine’s Day! We Love You Pop & Nana Zito

To My Special Sweety!



My One and Only Valentine I Love You Sweetheart! Love, Heidi




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Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR, 1st flr, lg rms Heat, HW, Elec incld. W. Side, Off-st park. $950/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm. MERIDEN 1BR-New apt. 2nd flr avail. 91 Lincoln St. $650/mo Sect 8 appr’d. Leave message at (860) 426-0658

MERIDEN - 1BR, Broad St. Near monument. Skylight, sunken dining room and kitchen. Private & secure. Garage. $725. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833.

MERIDEN 2 1/2 BR, DR, LR, Kitchen. 2nd Floor. Spacious. Hdwd flrs. Nice area, James St. Near John Barry School. $950 plus 1 mo sec. (203) 715-1296

MERIDEN - 2 bedroom, 5 large rooms, first floor, off street parking, quiet, stove and fridge, washer dryer hookup, $895. 860-841-6455

MERIDEN 2 BR - 1st Floor Updated. Basement storage space. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/month. Security. Olive Street. Call 203-809-4627

MERIDEN 3BR. New paint/carpet, Off street parking, 2nd fl. Washer/dryer 1 yr lease. $900 plus sec. Call 203-671-2672 MERIDEN Huge 5 BR Apartment Freshly painted. Ready to rent! Section 8 approved. $1350/mo + security. No pets. 203-650-0479

MERIDEN- 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR - $750 & UP Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016


SWORDS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT GET A NEW COMPUTER. Brand Name laptops & desktops Bad or NO Credit - No Problem smallest weekly payments avail. Call 1-800-750-8310 TEXAS LAND FORECLOSURES! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-proposed travel/ space center! No Credit Checks/Owner Financing Money Back Guarantee. $0 Down. Take over $159 per/mo 800-843-7537.


MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr, spacious. Secure bldg. Laundry. No pets. Sec dep. Section 8 appr’d. $750/mo. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN. QUIET 1 BR, lge rms, new carpet, heat & hot water included, garage, washer & dryer, $750. (203) 294-1409 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $1000. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904


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

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-6954 TTY 711


To speak with a Marketplace Advisor call today at (877) 238-1953.

The Plainville

$$$ CA$H $$$ ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

This was the paper that sold the house that Jack built.

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1125/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, February 11, 2010 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- 1BR 1st flr apt w/ kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/location. $650. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. 860-663-1229

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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MERIDEN- 1BR Winter Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends March 31st



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


JUNK REMOVAL JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad



PELSONZ APPLIANCE SERVICE We service major name brand appliances. Same day service. 203-935-7782, 24-7 service. “Great Service Is All We Know.”




Shamock Roofing

We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

203-237-4124 an LLC co. CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325



Bankruptcy Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code


REPAIRS Decks & Additions, Entry Doors, Complete Home Improvement by Carpenter. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107 AHEARN BUILDERS-Licensed and insured, contract #555385. 34 Yrs Experience, additions, Garage, decks, Kitchen and remodeling. 860-349-0752

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AHEARN BUILDERS-Licensed and insured, contract #555385. 35 Yrs Experience, additions, Garage, decks, Kitchen and remodeling. 860-349-0752


I WILL BEAT ANYONE’S QUOTE! (American Citizen). Plenty of experience & refs. (203) 238-0566 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572


CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 860-398-1223


PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING PAINT PRO’S Interior/exterior painting. Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 537-7060 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789


DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

ROOFING CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co

CT Reg. #516790

L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Snow Plowing Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789


GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

It's all here!

Empire Construction, LLC Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514


INCOME TAX PREPARATION - CPA-prepared income tax returns. Other professional financial services available. In Southington for over 30 years. Why trust your taxes to a 30-day wonder? Hire a CPA. Call 203-340-6395

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 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 ORTIZ Roofing & Siding - Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 860-398-1223

Marketplace (203) 238-1953

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, lg. unit w/ deck. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508.

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin

MERIDEN- Nice, Spacious 1BR, appliances, parking, good location, no pets, 25 Griswold St. $795 + deposit and credit. 203238-1890

Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included

MERIDEN-11 Camp St. 3BR, 1st flr. $900/mo + sec. fresh paint, new carpet. Utils not incld. Offst parking. 860-209- 0646 MERIDEN-1BRS-All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-East Side 2 BR, 4 Rooms. Heat, hot water & appliances included. No pets. Call (203) 238-1730 MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Penthouse floor. Central air. All appls. On flr laundry. Credit + 2 mos. security. $800/mo. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-Great 1BR, Huge rooms, lge windows, walk-in closet, parking, w/d hookup, 1st class! $600/mo. Credit + 2 mos. sec. req. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-Large 3BR, new carpet, net paint, new appls. washer/dryer hookups, off st. parking. $900/mo. 3rd flr, Prescott St. 203-996-7379 Jack Regan Realty. MERIDEN/Wallingford 5 RMs, 2nd Floor. Appliances, private porch, off street parking, w/w rugs. Spotless, quiet. No Pets. Available 3/1. Call 203-686-0818 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully applianced. Inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $615/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 (x1)

For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 3BR apt for rent. 213 Camp St. (917) 833-3478 or 516-263-3569 SO. MERIDEN Updated 3-4BR 2nd floor. Off st parking. Washer/dryer hookup. No pets, no smoking. $925 per month. Call Sue Farone 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2 bedroom, hot water included, $695-$795, Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160. WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apt. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $725/mo. Call 203-265-3718

WALLINGFORD SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTHINGTON- 3BR Apt Now available. $900/month. Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & Credit check required. For more details call Alex at 860-276-8208



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ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR Roofs, decks, windows, doors siding, flrs, sheetrock. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-592-1148

HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.

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

MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 Bath Newly renovated, Separate utils. On first floor. Pratt St. $775 OR 1 room for rent, $450. Call 917-406-3478

SOUTHINGTON-2BR apt. Avail 3/1. Washer & dryer, fin. attic, enc. porch. Walking distance to downtown. 1 min. from 1-84. $950. Sec & credit check req’d. Call Alex 860-276-8208 SOUTHINGTON-3 BR (5 Rooms) for rent. Newly remodeled. 2ND Floor. Call 860-621-4766 or 860-637-2344

2 BR, 1st floor, W/D hookup. Lee Ave. $800. 203-530-1840

Wallingford 2 BR. Off-street parking. 3rd flr. Meadow St., $700, 203-530-1840. WALLINGFORD STUDIO Newly renovated. Centrally located. Hardwood floors. Private driveway & private yard. No pets. 203-284-2077 or 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 2nd flr, off-st-parking. No pets. Sec & refs req’d. $700/month inclds elec. Call 203-915-2474 WALLINGFORD-3 BR, $950/mo. + sec. 2nd flr, 1st mo rent & lease. Hdwd flrs, ceramic tile, deck. Driveway. W/D hookup. No pets. Avail now! 203-294-9030 WALLINGFORD. Avail 3/1, No. Main St Victorian. 3 rm, 1 BR, 3rd flr, no smoking, no pets. $825 plus utils. 2 mos sec. Call 203-269-5973.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WLFD Beautiful Victorian Home 1BR apt, off st parking. Choate area. $725 + sec. No smoking, no pets. 203-265-3092 WLFD- 2BR, central location, laundry, no pets. Credit check. $800 + 2 mos. sec. 203-235-1381 WLFD-3rd FL 4 Small Rooms Appliances. Clean, quiet. Newly painted. Dead-end street. Security. $650 /mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $135 per week plus security. MERIDEN Rooms starting @ $130 per week. Clean & safe. Lg. nicely furnished. Shared kitchen & baths, utils. incl. washer & dryer. Off st. park. 203-537-1772 MERIDEN- Clean, safe, furn. room. Utilities included. Share kit. & bath. $110 weekly. Leave message 203-238-3369 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD. Share home. $120/wk, nonsmoking & nondrinking. 203-747-1612


Thursday, February 11, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE- Weirs Beach, N.H. Channel Waterfront Cottages. 1,2 & 3BR, A/C, Full Kitchens, Sandy Beach, Dock Space. Walk to everything! Pets Welcome **Wi-fi! 1-603-366-4673

HOUSES FOR SALE Affordable Housing Opportunity

MERIDEN Immaculate and only 5yrs old 9rm 3BR 2BTH Col w/uptd fls, 1c gar, CAIR, fenced yard, lower level fin w/3rms, tastefully decorated, sliders in kit to deck $289,900.

Kathy (203) 235-3300

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN-Safe 21 x 11 1/2 gar Chamberlain Highway. $125/mo+sec. Easy access. Long term storage preferred. 203-630-3823 12noon-8pm

Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ w/electricity. Available Now. 203-751-1977


MERIDEN Quality, Energy Efficient, two family home. New appliances, new roof, new mechanicals, new siding, security system, fenced yard, four car garage. Down payment assistance available, HUD median income limits apply. Call Jewels Realty Group (860) 5358118 Asking $209,000


*PET FRIENDLY Home Wanted*, for non-smoker and indoor cat. Can pay Approx. $175/week. Need parking space. Call Jen @ 860-424-1757



Beautiful Ranch on quiet st. Low traffic. Nicely landscaped level lot. House features 2BR, eat-in kit, LR, bath, 1 car garage, full bsmt. Lots of potential! $239,900

MERIDEN $349,900 Price reduced. Huge ranch located on Meriden’s East Side. 3 bdrms, 3 full baths, granite, hdwd flrs., finished bsmt w/second kitchen, 2 car garage, and is located at the end of a cul-de-sac on 1.15 acres. Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

Environmental Services Manager Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in nursing home services has a rewarding opportunity for an experienced & motivated manager to assume the leadership role of the Enviromental Services & Security Dept. Successful candidates will have a solid understanding of physical plant operations, maintenance/security, & environmental requirements for lic’d health care facility; demonstrated knowledge of public health code requirements, compliance reporting & computer skills pref’d. A min. requirement of 10 yrs mgmt/supervisory exp. as well as a track record of setting & achieving goals. Previous exp. at a nursing home or health care facility pref’d; on call requirements. Well organized team player desired. MMCI offers very competitive wages & benefits (including pension plan & non-contributory health & dental for employee, life, & disability insurances). Drug testing & criminal background check required. Please apply to:

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

Call Sil for details & showings (203) 265-5618

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN COMMERCIAL 8600 SF, Loading Dock, Lobby with Offices, Showers. Lg Overhead Door & much more. $2000/mo or best offer. (860) 384-4205

WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in-kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $210,000

WALLINGFORD Multi Family $ near train station-2 family w/store front, easily converted to 3 family with ok from town of Wallingford. Separate utilities, corner lot. $149,900 Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

Kathy (203) 265-5618

WALLINGFORD Immaculate 3BR Split w/LR & FP, form DR, galley kit w/breakfast bar, lower lev FR w/wet bar, 2full baths, lg deck to 27’ above grnd pool & CAIR! $310,000. Kathy203-265-5618

CA$H FOR YOUR HOUSE We Buy Houses - “AS-IS” - Fast 860-589-4663


CHILDCARE DIRECTOR Resp. for admin, licensing, budget (enrollment), supervision & development. 5 yrs exp. req’d. Must have credits in early childhood ed, energy, creativity & commitment to quality programming. Salary: $41K.


WALLINGFORD $219,900 2BR Bungalow w/2 car garage. House needs extensive work. Beautiful 1.28 acre level property-used to be Xmas tree farm. Tranquil setting yet minutes to I91. Linda 203-265-5618



Send resume to: Women and Families Center ATTN: Robyn-Jay Bage, CEO 169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE. No phone calls please.

Housekeepers & Picker/Packers We have immediate openings for Housekeepers to work in a local nursing home and hospital. They must be dependable and speak English, Bilingual is a plus. We are also looking for Pickers and Packers to work in several local companies. Apply in person to Speed Staffing LLC 500 South Broad Street Meriden, Entrance E between the hours of 9:00am- 2:00pm Telephone is 203-379-0390

Is your merchandise "blending in?" MERIDEN A perfect gift! Enjoy the comfort of this split level vinyl sided Duplex, featuring 2BR, new kitchens & baths, new roof & windows, wood floors & 2 car garage. $229,900. Call Sue 203-235-3300

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CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

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REAL ESTATE WANTED RETAIL Store/Office for rent. 2800 SF right on West Main St., Meriden. $1675/mo. incl. heat & hot water. Avail. Immediately. Home Sweet Homes 203-938-3789


MERIDEN REDUCED! Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $79,990. Kathy (203) 265-5618

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CNC MACHINISTS: 1st & 2nd shift CNC mach, Gun Drilling & Automatic Welding. Program/ setup/operate manual & CNC mach; basic math, read blueprints, use hand & mach tools & measuring inst req’d. More info at Apply e-mail: or mail: APS-HR, 7 Laser Lane, Wallingford, CT 06492. EOE M/F/D/V

Housing Authority of the City of Meriden Receptionist/Clerical Assistant administrative position responsible for day-to-day operations of front desk. Receives and fields calls and visitors, directing them to the appropriate personnel. Responsible for performing technical and clerical work for the Housing Authority. Takes work-orders from the residents, inputs them into the computer and radios the appropriate maintenance personnel or Asset Manager. Bilingual in Spanish and English Mandatory. H.S. Diploma, GED, Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred. One year experience required in similar position with similar responsibilities. Pease send resumes Attention: Jamie Urkevic, MHA, P.O.Box 911, Meriden, CT 06450. No phone calls or walk ins.

Mechanic - Diesel Seeking an exp’d gas & diesel mechanic to be responsible for the general repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and farm equipment. Hydraulic experience a plus. Must have own tools and the ability to follow directives as well as work independently We offer competitive wages, health insurance and a retirement savings program. To apply e-mail your resume to or fax 203-235-8730. For more info call 203-686-0252 or stop by Kogut Nursery, 625 Yale Ave, Meriden, to apply in person.

RN SUPERVISOR POSITION Come join our nursing staff where you caring can make all the difference in the world! 32 Hour Position 11pm-7am Shift Competitive Rates with Benefits Apple Rehab Watertown 35 Bunker Hill Road Watertown, CT 06795 860-274-5428/fax 860-945-3736 Or Email Resume to: An Affiliate of Apple Health Care, Inc. EOE.

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS Subacute Rehab facility looking for Physical Therapist Assistants. Must have at least an Associates Degree and must be a graduate from an accredited PT Assistant Program. Join our progressive, state of the art rehab facility with 16 PTs/PTAs and 14 OTRs/ COTAs. Profit sharing plan, 401K with 50% employer match and paid continuing education available. CARF and Joint Commission Accredited. Send resume to: Helen Raucci

Montowese Health & Rehab Center 163 Quinnipiac Ave. North Haven, CT 06473 or fax 203-789-4433 Attn: Annette


HAIRSTYLIST- Chair rental available in well established Plainville salon. Call Chris 860-793-9794

TRAVEL CONSULTANT Full Time Leisure Sales. EXPERIENCED ONLY! Busy office. Apply PO Box 6115, Wallingford, CT 06492

HVAC LICENSED Service Tech Immediate opening. Residential. Minimum B/D/S license req. Excellent wages, benefits. Billy Carlson Heating & AC, LLC (860) 621-0556

UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for Class A CDL Drivers. Tanker & HazMat endorsements are req’d. Attractive benefit package offered. Call our job hotline 866-896-5794 or send resume to apps@ EOE

LEGAL SECRETARY Min 5 yrs litigation exp for New Haven Area ins. defense firm. Comp. salary, med/dental. SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR For sewing industrial vinyl fabrics & fiberglass blankets. Benefits. Durham 860-349-8988

ToolmakerWorking Foreman Progressive Die experience a must. CNC abilities a plus. Call for appointment 860-621-9155

WRECKER DRIVERS Nights & weekends. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave. Priority given to certified or experienced drivers. WRECKER OPERATOR Must have clean driving record. Please apply at 12 No Plains Ind. Rd., Wallingford


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Genoa Salami 4.95 Roast Beef 5.50 Ham 4.95 Tuna 5.50 Pastrami 4.95 Turkey 4.95 Italian Combo 5.50 Steak & Cheese 5.50 Chicken Cutlet 4.95 B.L.T. 4.95 Cheeseburger 5.50 Pepperoni 4.95 Veggie 4.95 Extra Cheese .50 Extra Meat 1.00 BURGERS SANDWICH


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BUFFALO WINGS 12 Pieces - 7.25 • 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. 5.50 5.95 Chicken Breast 4.75 6.95 Above Served with Lettuce & Tomatoes. Deluxe Served with Lettuce, Tomatoes and Pickle, French Fries & Cole Slaw



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Village Pizza

The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, February 11, 2010



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.


5.55 Spaghetti w/Sauce

5.00 KIDS MEALS Grilled Cheese w/French Fries 5.25 Chicken Nuggets w/French Fries 5.25

1 Large Salad $ & 2 Liter Soda


+ tax

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.


18.99 + tax

2 Large Cheese Pizzas 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.


19.99 + tax

2 Large 1 Topping Pizzas 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.


Large Cheese $

7.99 + tax

PICK-UP ONLY 793-1111 or 793-0800

Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

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


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

Two Extra Large Cheese Pizzas $


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

Buy 3 Grinders, Get 1

FREE Excludes any Combo, Veal or Steak

793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

2 Medium Pizzas, 1 Topping Each $


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

11 am-3 pm

13” Grinder

Save $7.00

Large Pizza, 1 Topping, 16 Wings $


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

2 X-Large Pizzas, 1 Topping Each $


+ tax 793-1111 or 793-0800 Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

2-11-2010 Plainville Citizen  

This is the Plainville Citizen published on February 11th, 2010.

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