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Volume 9, Number 8

Thursday, Februar y 25, 2010

Coming soon to your mailbox: the U.S. 2010 Census By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

In 2000, Plainville had 17,328 residents — 8,461 males and 8,867 females — living in 7,385 households. The people were predominately white, the median family income was $60,586 and the primary business was manufacturing. These are only a few of the thousands of statistics that emerged from the 2000 U.S. Census. Beginning March 10, census forms

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will be mailed to households to collect information on every person in the United States, citizens and noncitizens alike. The U.S. Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and was first conducted in 1790. The collected data are used to determine congressional seats and to distribute $400 billion in federal funds to local and state governments. The New Britain office — which handles census activities in 44 towns in the state, including Plainville — officially opened Jan. 11. State, local

and census officials were on hand to stress the importance of participation. “This is a distinctly American process that we are going through. It is something that we have done every 10 years since the founding of our country,” said Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz. Preparation for the 2010 Census actually began in 2009 when more than 140,000 government workers visited every road and street in the country to verify addresses where people live. Each census representa-

tive had to pass an examination that tested basic math, reading and clerical skills. Each worker undergoes a background check and is sworn to strict confidentiality to protect responders and their information, said Robert Cattel, manager of the New Britain census office. This year, the form of 10 questions will be one of the shortest in history. In 2000, some people received a more extensive form that took longer than

Residents worry about proposed zoning change

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By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen

By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

The matter of cleaning up the Shultz Salvage site on Cronk Road progressed Feb. 18 in Superior Court in New Britain when William Bergenty Sr., of Plainville, pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges. Local and state officials have been asking the owner for years to dispose of an estimated 300,000 tires and other junk, including airplane fuselage, saying it violates health codes. Health concerns include the tires that hold stagnant water could create a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and oils and fuels in junked cars and 14 deteriorating tanks could leak into the wetlands and nearby Pequabuck River. Bergenty, 81, had until this February to meet the conditions of accelerated rehabilitation he had been granted by a judge two years ago. Because the tires have not been removed, a judge terminated that special probation last See Bergenty, page 12

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Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Children representing Nzinga’s Watoto enrichment program sing in the final number of the Nzinga’s Daughters’ performance held Sunday at the Plainville Historic Center. The story of American Black History, from African origins through the Emancipation Proclamation era, was told through song, dance and tales.

A zoning change proposed by a developer - to allow for denser residential development in an area along Route 10 and south of the Whiting Street intersection - has met with opposition by residents. Oak Land Developers discussed the proposal during a public hearing held by the Town Planning and Zoning Commission on Feb. 9. The hearing was to continue to Feb. 23. Residents said during the first meeting they were concerned that the change would set a bad precedent. Several of them recommended afterward that the developers seek a special exception to the current regulations rather than change them. “I feel uncomfortable,” said resident Norene Robinson. “You are setting yourself up for changes you don’t want to see happen.” Mark DeVoe, the director of planning and economic development, stated in a memorandum dated Feb. 10 to At-

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Census Continued from page 1

Continued from page 1 torney William Galske, who represents the developers, that 74 lots would be affected by the proposal if it were approved. DeVoe, who was unavailable for comment on Monday, stated in another memorandum dated the same day that he compiled the information with data from town assessor records on Feb. 9 after receiving complaints about the town not


having information about the amount of land and lots affected by the proposal. The affected area is about 41 acres and includes lots on Town Line Road, East Street, Hanson Place, Twining Street, Whiting Street, Bartlett

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a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary and it is open to the public. The Plainville Public Library will also have a table where people can consult with a census employee. All infor-



If the form is not returned, a replacement questionnaire will be sent in April. If no information is received by the census bureau, representatives will visit households between April and July. If people fill out the form they receive in the mail, no census representative will come to the home. Completing and mailing the form can save the federal

government an estimated $80 to $90 million because workers will not be needed to go door-to-door. The Connecticut Better Business Bureau has released information about the census to ensure residents do not fall victim to people trying to illegally obtain personal information. Census field representatives will bear an identification bag and carry a bag with a census bureau logo, and will provide a resident with supervisor contact information and/or the regional office phone number for verification. They will also carry a letter from the census bureau director on official letterhead. They will never ask for a social security number, bank account number or credit card number. Census workers will also never solicit donations nor contact a person by e-mail. Questionnaire assistance centers have been set up in town if people have questions or need help filling out the paperwork. The Plainville Senior Center will have a census employee assisting people Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30


30 minutes to complete. This year’s questions and explanations follow: 1) How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment or mobile home on April 1, 2010? 2) Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? 3) Is this house, apartment or mobile home owned with a mortgage, owned without mortgage, rented, occupied without rent? Homeowner information has been asked since 1890. It is used as an indicator of the nation’s economy. 4) What is your telephone number? This is needed to contact a respondent if the form is incomplete. 5) Please provide information for each person living here. Start with a person here who owns or rents this house, apartment or mobile home. If the owner or renter lives somewhere else, start with any adult living here. This will be Person 1. What is Person 1’s name? 6) What is Person 1’s sex? Many federal programs differentiate between males

and females for funding. 7) What is Person 1’s age and date of birth? This data are used to interpret social and economic characteristics, such as forecasting the number of people eligible for Social Security or Medicare benefits. The data are used also in planning and evaluating programs and policies that provide funds or services for specific segments of the population. 8) Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin? 9) What is Person 1’s race? Race data are key to assess fairness of employment practices, funding of public services and compliance with the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. 10) Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

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notable percentage of the GC area falls within these partially zoned lots.” Resident John Kisluk said during the meeting that the area that would be affected by the zoning change does not have sidewalks and would be unsafe. Resident Maryellen Wazorko said she wanted to see information handed out to the commissioners during the meeting provided to members of the public as well. Other opponents said that without side-

walks in that area of Route 10, no one would be able to walk to the senior center because of safety issues. “They are good developers,” Kisluk said afterward regarding the applicant. “But as far as I’m concerned, you can’t change a whole section of town. That will bring cluster housing and that would be bad for tax purposes.” The public hearing on this matter must close by March 16.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

History by Hummel

The continuing saga of young Dr. Wilson, a dentist By Ruth S. Hummel Special to The Citizen This is the continued “toothful” a dve n t u re s of a young, struggling dentist in the late 1800s.

Can he find Part 2 happiness and fillings enough to keep him in Plainville? He stayed in our town about five years and about that time (1890) the knitting mill closed down for the summer for lack of orders. About then a Dr. Norton, a physician from Bristol, came

to see the baseball games played in Plainville and there the two men met. Dr. Norton convinced Dr. Wilson that what with the mill closing and Plainville being only about 3,000 people at the time, he would be better off moving to Bristol. “At the very start I had plenty of work to look after, and was glad that I made the change.” One Sunday morning a young man summoned him

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, February 25, 2010

‘Traces of the Trade’

registers; there will also be vendors and free use of the cutting tools. For information or to register, call Michelle at (860) 628-3676 or Kim at (860) 3024746.

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Katrina Browne, filmmaker of the documentary, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” gazes from a window at Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, in a room where slave ship captains, including her ancestors, negotiated to purchase Africans. The film will be shown Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville.

Plainville Lenten services The Plainville Conference of Churches Lenten services will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and will be followed with a light reception. This is an opportunity to get to know the church “neighbors” and observe the Lenten season. Services will be offered: Feb. 25 Host: Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, the Rev. Elvin Clayton March 4 Host: Redeemer AME Zion, 110 Whiting St., the Rev. Steve Brisson March 11 Host: Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., the Rev. Audrey Scanlan.

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Lena Smith

Lena L. (DeRita) Smith, 95, of New Britain, died Feb. 13, 2010, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. She was born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Angelo and Concetta DeRita. She was a lifelong resident and wife of the late John J. Smith. She was a parishioner of St. Mary Church, New Britain. She is survived by three daughters, Joan and her husband, Sam Diorio, of Southington, Jacqueline and her husband, Carter Casida, of Plainville, and Linda and her husband, John Riera, of Southington; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elaine Riera. The funeral was held Feb. 16, 2010, at the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, with a Mass at St. Mary Church, New Britain. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

John Carney

Robert Carney and his wife, Donna, of South Windsor; his seven grandchildren, Lisa Scofield, Heather, Samantha and John Carney, Erin and Sara Nowak, and Matthew Gotowala; his sisters, Mary Rund, of Plainville, Pauline Palmero, of Wallingford; his brother, Michael Charny, of New Britain; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Lindsay Carney; his sister, Anna; his brothers, Joey and George; and his son-in-law, Richard Gotowala. He was affectionately known to many as “Pop.” He was looking forward to the arrival of his first great-grandson, Jaxon. The family extends their thanks to the caregivers at the Walnut Hill Care Center and the Central Connecticut Visiting Nurse Association Hospice of Plainville for all of their support. The funeral was held Feb. 12, 2010, at Burritt Hill, New Britain, followed by a Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church. Entombment was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain.


John A. “Blackie” Carney, 92, of New Britain, beloved husband of the late Agnes (Bober) Carney, died peacefully Feb. 8, 2010. He was born in New Britain, the son of the late John and Meri (Demjan)

Charni. He attended and graduated from local schools and served in the United States Army, 33rd Infantry Company L in the Panama Canal. He worked at New Britain Machine as well as Fafnir Bearing before his career as a carpenter. He was a superintendent of R.E.A. Acoustics in Newington from where he retired. He and his wife were also the proprietors of Carney’s East End Variety Store for many years. He was a member of All Saint’s Church in his youth where he served as an altar boy and became a member of Saint John’s the Evangelist in the early 1930s. He was a member of the American Racing Pigeon Union for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Central Connecticut Homing Pigeon Club, and also the Manchester Nutmeg Club, where he held various elected positions. He was instrumental in the success of both of these clubs. In 1943, he married his loving wife of 57 years, Agnes. He is survived by his five children, Mary Gotowala, of Southington, Ann Marie Ciquera and her husband, Raymond, of Naples, Fla., Linda Carney, of Plainville, Jane Carney, of Plainville, and

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Jenine M. Fetzer, 94, formerly of Avon, widow of Frederick J. Fetzer, died peacefully Feb. 14, 2010. She was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Hartford, the daughter of the late Valentine and Constance (Gajewski) Tekoske. She is survived by her two sons, Gary F. Fetzer and his wife, Susan H., of Plainville, and Alan K. Fetzer, of Agoura Hills, Calif.; four grandchildren, Eric Fetzer and his wife, Renata, of Plainville, Jessica Fetzer, of Bristol, Alexander Fetzer, of California, and Paloma Fetzer, of Mexico City; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was private. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were handled by Ahern Funeral Homes.

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Community comes to aid of family

To the editor: On Saturday, Feb. 21, I was reminded of the greatness and generosity of the residents of Plainville. After a Plainville family was left with no belongings due to a fire, the Plainville Police Athletic League decided to ask for donations to support the family since their son is a participant in the PPAL basketball league. The family had no prior knowledge that this fundraising was occurring when they showed up to watch their son play basketball. Chic Smedick, director of PPAL, made a brief speech before each game. Four hours later, over $1,200 was collected for the family!

Many offers of clothing and toys were extended to the family as well. It was never announced who the player was. However, the Plainville people willingly opened their hearts and wallets to help a member of the PPAL “family.” It didn’t matter that the child affected may not have played on their own child’s team or that times are tough for everyone; parents just generously contributed to a family with a greater need. I have lived in Plainville all my life and times like that reaffirm my reasons for staying. Thank you to the PPAL community for their overwhelming generosity in helping this family rebuild their lives. Steve Martino Plainville Steve Martino is the head coach of the Martino Development PPAL Team.

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United Way focuses on savings for families

penses that arise, many indiAre you ready to take viduals and families can charge of your financial fuquickly get in trouble with ture? America Saves is here debt and huge credit card to help. Enrolled savers rebills. Once this occurs, it’s ceive the American Saver hard to see a way out.” newsletter which offers inOsuch continued, “That’s formation on a wide variety why United Way supports the of savings topics and it will America Saves initiative. If introduce you to other people can start putting Savers who are achieving away a little bit of money their financial goals. They every month, they will start also provide email access to to see their savings grow and free financial planning adcan be on the road toward fi- vice and, best of all, America nancial independence.” Saves will motivate you to The United Way of West discover for yourself the Central Connecticut, serving peace of mind that accompathe communities of nies having money in the Plainville, Bristol, Burlingbank. Let them help you ton and Plymouth, is a partbuild wealth, not debt. ner of America Saves Week. Your only obligation is to America Saves is a national social marketing cam- develop a specific saving paign that encourages low goal, select the type of acand moderate income indi- count, make a deposit in this viduals to save money, re- account each month (or duce debt and build wealth. make a debt payment), and Currently more than 175,000 let them know that you are Savers are enrolled. Top sav- working toward your saving ings priorities include: emer- goal by responding to the an gency fund — people saving e-mail every three months Center, 4 p.m. on average $68 a month; sav- from America Saves. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, ings and investment — peoFor more information or 7 p.m. ple saving on average $74 a to sign up, visit www.americTown Council Public Hearing, Municipal month; and homeownership — United Way of West Cen— people saving on average Center. tral Connecticut Senior Citizens Committee, Senior Center, $93 a month. noon. Monday, March 8 Board of Education, Plainville High The Plainville Citizen intends to present a forum for the School cafe, 7 p.m. lively exchange of ideas and issues. To facilitate the publiVeterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. cation of your contributions, several guidelines should be Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Cenfollowed. Letters to the editor must be signed, with a teleter, 7:30 p.m. phone number included. The writer will be called to confirm authorship. No anonymous letters will be printed. CONTACT US Letters must be no longer than 600 words. Every effort will be made to print all letters received. Editorial:.................................(860) 620-5960 However, the selection and date of publication will be at the discretion of the editor. The opinions expressed by our Advertising: .................(860) 620 5960 x3406 letter writers are not necessarily those of this newspaper. We receive the right to edit all letters. Only two letters Fax:...........................................(860) 621-3660 from the same writer will be considered for publication Published every Thursday. monthly. The deadline is Monday 9 a.m. to be considered for Thursday publication. Delivered by mail to all of the homes and Letters may be e-mailed to; businesses in Plainville – 06062. sent to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT The Plainville Citizen is published by the 06062; or faxed to (860) 620-3660. Record-Journal Publishing Co. For more information, call The Plainville Citizen at General manager – Michael F. Killian (860) 620-5960. Most Americans do not have adequate savings to meet major emergencies, let alone accumulate enough savings for retirement. The typical American household has less than $100,000 in net wealth, including home equity and 401k accumulations, and only about $10,000 in net financial assets. Lower income families have much fewer resources. The week of Feb. 21 to 28 is America Saves Week, an expanded effort aimed at reaching increasing awareness on the need to save money, reduce debt and build wealth. Donna Osuch, president of the United Way of West Central Connecticut, said, “Savings are the first step toward financial stability. Living paycheck to paycheck, with no money in the bank to pay the bills or for unforeseen ex-

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Thursday, Feb. 25 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, March 1 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 Citizens and Properties Owners Association of Plainville, police station, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4 Bicycle Friendly Committee, Municipal

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Dean’s List

Kirsty Ubermuth, a Plainville resident who attends Furman University in Greenville, S.C., is on the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester. She is the daughter of Michelle Bigos. Furman’s dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system. Tyler Mills, a Plainville resident and a 2006 graduate of Plainville High School, majoring in music education at Grove City College,


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Grove City, Pa., has made the dean’s list with distinction for outstanding academic performance during the fall 2009 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have an average of 3.4 out of a possible 4.0 or better than a B+ grade. He is the son of James and Robin Mills, of Plainville. Kimberly Martin, of Plainville, has been recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vt. for the fall 2009 semester.

School Happenings

Adult education, Nutmeg TV

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education and Nutmeg TV are collaborating to offer Nutmeg TV viewers the opportunity to learn about major U.S. historical and civic topics at home, on a regular basis. Jill O’Brien, coordinator of Plainville Adult and Continuing Education said, “Thanks to the generosity of the Elizabeth Norton Trust Board, we financed a broadcasting license to deliver quality, educational programming to all Nutmeg TV viewers, including English as a Second Language and Citizenship students, who will tune in as an extension of the curriculum.” “On Common Ground” is a 15-episode series, featuring dramatized controversial civic issues along with factual United States’ historical events. The program begins on March 7 and will run until February 2011. Nutmeg TV will broadcast one episode, three times per week: Sundays at 5 p.m., Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. on educational (Comcast) Channel 95 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

PHS CAPT to begin

CAPT testing will take place at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 5. Sophomores and some juniors will report to school at their regular time. Fresh-

men, juniors and seniors will report to school at a later time on those dates. School will dismiss at 2:10 p.m. every day. Following are the times for arrival of students not taking the CAPT: Monday, March 1 at 10:25 a.m.; Tuesday, March 2 at 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday, March 3 at 10:10 a.m.; Thursday, March 4 at 10:15 a.m.; and Friday, March 5 at 10:50 a.m. For information, call the high school at (860) 793-3220.

School district survey reminder Plainville Community Schools would like to remind parents, community members, and members of the local business community to complete the customized surveys created to gather feedback and information as part of the school district’s communication program evaluation. Parent, community and Plainville business survey links may be found on the school district’s Web site

PHS seniors’ art in club’s exhibit The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut is sponsoring its annual statewide art contest for high school seniors. Several Plainville High School seniors, under the direction of their instructor, Anne Pingpank, will be participating. Judging is scheduled to take place, Saturday, March 13 at the Alzheimer’s Re-

source Center of Connecticut, 1261 S. Main St. in Plantsville, with a public viewing and reception Sunday, March 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. The Woman’s Club of Plainville welcomes students, families and the public to the reception. Monetary awards are given for best in show on the basis of artistic promise.

First-graders’ resolutions These New Year’s resolutions were written by the students in the first-grade class taught by Marianne Hogan at Wheeler School. This year I will try to practice my coloring. This year I will try to earn a light bulb for good work. This year I will try to listen to my Mom. This year I will try to I will try to write neater. This year I will try to work very hard. This year I will try to help my Mom more. This year I will try to finish my work. This year I will try to listen to my Mom and Dad. This year I will try to listen to my teacher and sit down. This year I will try to do better school work. This year I will try to do neat homework. This year I will try to do my homework. This year I will try to listen better.

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Third-graders at Louis Toffolon Elementary School investigate artifacts provided by Nan Eberhardt and Rose Stanley of the Plainville Historical Society. The children learned about the Tunxis Indians, the tribe of Native Americans that used to live in the area that became Plainville. Students explored many artifacts, including a garden hoe, a birchbark bowl, storage containers made from gourds, and an arrow. They will be taking a field trip to the historic center in the spring.

Students of the Month Toffolon School The following students were named students of the month and received Principal’s Awards at Louis Toffolon School for February: First grade: teacher, Allison Pascucci — Ashleigh Bantz, Bailey Huppenbauer; teacher, Claire Fournier — Belle Lemrise, Joshua Fontaine; teacher, Amy Mahtaney — Aaliyah Chapman, Malachi Caldwell; teacher, Kim Cartnick — Rhiannon Goulet, Sarah Marinelli. Second grade: teacher, Valerie Provost — Tori Charbonneau, Jason Urso, Ben Sweezy; teacher, Iris McCoy — Jillian Arens, Nathan Berube; teacher, Sandra Hamm — Matthew MacDonald. Third grade: teacher, Ed-

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Eating Disorders Screening Day

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 will be available for those who wish to take the screening and receive their results. Resources and referral information will also be provided. Nearly 10 million women and one million men in the United States are affected by an eating disorder, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, call (860) 255-3548, or e-mail

Problem gambling screening

Tunxis Community College invites the community to free screenings to help identify possible gambling problems on March 4, noon

Bergenty Continued from page 1

FunFest focuses on family health The Healthy Family FunFest will be held Sunday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Admission is free. People are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for Bread for Life, Southington’s food program for the needy. The festival will feature activities and information for people of all ages. Some of the events will be healthy cooking demonstrations, brain fitness, balance screenings, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and bone density checks, pet therapy demonstration, car safety seat information, a children’s area, and stories from people who have lost weight. There will also be food and raffles. and cover the exposed solid waste, to place final cover on the disposal area, to re-grade the area to prevent erosion, and to plant and maintain suitable vegetable cover on the disposal area. In 2006, after being cited for wetlands violations by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, Bergenty agreed to have construction debris removed from designated wetlands areas and restore the area to the way it was before the fill was brought. At the time, he was being helped by Mizzy Construction, who admitted it had brought the fill there. After several months of de-

Youth coaches’ online training

Blood drive for Aidan

The Substance Abuse Action Council, a division of Community Mental Health Affiliates, announces an online training for youth coaches that promotes healthy choices and assists coaches in their interactions with youth athletes. Youth involved in or exposed to risky behaviors, including alcohol, drugs, and gambling, can affect an entire team. “Right Steps to Sports” provides coaches, park and recreation leaders, volunteers and parents simple, effective ways to help athletes make positive choices. The free training can be accessed at For information, call SAAC at (860) 826-4985.

VNA plans annual gala The Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut is having a major fundraiser with a Mardi Gras and cruise theme Saturday, March 27. The event will feature Changes in Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. For more information about the event, advertising in the program book or donating an item or service to the auction, call Gina Marcantonio-Wotton at (860) 826-4587 or e-mail lays, Shultz Salvage ended up removing the fill, placing silt fencing and cleaning up the wetlands area. In May 2007, the state Department of Environmental Protection sued Bergenty and his son, William Bergenty Jr., and other parties. That lawsuit is pending. Michalik said the next step is setting a date for a pre-trial hearing for which a judge will call in the state’s attorney and Bergenty’s attorney, William Barrante, in an attempt to reach a settlement. If they are unable to do so, the case could go to trial.

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The American Red Cross 5th Annual Blood Drive in Memory of Aidan Stewart will be held Friday, March 26, 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville. Organizers have partnered with Envee Salon, Southington, to offer blood donors a gift. The goal is to collect the 500th pint of blood for this cause. Aidan lived in Plainville with his parents. To register, call (800) GIVELIFE or visit and enter the zip code 06479.



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Thursday. Bergenty has said in the past he could not afford to clean the 17-acre site. At last week’s court hearing, he pleaded not guilty, according to Town Attorney Robert Michalik Sr. Paul Manafort, a resident of Farmington and former New Britain mayor, was cited as the president of Shultz Salvage in January 1963. On Oct. 27, 1980, the DEP commissioner issued an order to Manafort and Shultz Salvage to cease using the site for disposal of waste, to compact

to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., in the Administration Building corridor. Held in recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week March 1 to 7, the screenings will provide information for those who are concerned they or a family member may need help. Participants who are interested may meet privately with a counselor. For information, or in the event of inclement weather, call (860) 255-3548 or e-mail

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Senior Citizens Bowling League Results

The Plainville Senior Citizens Center Bowling League announced Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Feb. 8: High bowler, women — Jan Deblois, 216; Bernice Baylock, 177. High bowler, men — Dan Hurley, 216. Ham bone club — Jan Deblois, Paul Bisco, Paul Bell, Rose Plourde. Turkey club — Jan Deblois-2, Paul Bisco-2, Paul Bell, Marion Ray, Tom Loiselle-2, Jim Stuart, Rose Plourde, Len Wishart. Split club — Mary Jane Dumais, Frank Robinson Sr., Tom Loiselle-3,

Rita Bisco, Dan Hurley, Deanna Tino, Ray Neuman, John Delin, Al Cassella, Richard Bushey-2, Jackie Corbin, Sara Cameron, Geroge Boucher 200 club — Dan Hurley, 216; Jan Deblois, 216; Paul Bisco, 208; Tom Loiselle, 200; Paul Bell, 200. The Plainville Senior Citizens Center Bowling League announced Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Feb. 15: High bowler, women — Helen Tessier, 176; Dot Stephensen,166. High bowler, men — Ron Jablonski, 224.

Ham bone club — Frank Robinson, Ron Jablonski. Turkey club — Frank Robinson Sr., Ron Jablonski, Bill Dodez, Tom Maher, Paul Bisco, Bob Duval, Dan Hurley, George Boucher, Raymond Giroux, Mary Jane Dumais. Split club — Frank Robinson Sr., Rita Bisco, Dan Hurley, Deanna Tino2, Al Cassella, Marion Ray, Jim Ray, Jackie Corbin, Tina Wishart, Paul Bisco, Bob Duval, Tom Maher, Mary Ann Frederickson, Ron Jablonski, Helen Tessier. 200 club — Ron Jablonski, 224; Dan Hurley, 209; Toni Rosenthal, 202;


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Frank Robinson Sr., 201. 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) 747-2918.


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Senior Happenings

Locks of Love

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.

Card party The Committee on Aging Card Party to benefit Dial-ARide will be held Sunday, Feb. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. Snow date is Sunday, March 7. There will be door prizes, raffle and refreshments. Tickets are available at the front desk or at the door.

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Kellie Sileo, a third-grader at Toffolon School, donated 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces for children with medical hair loss. Kellie said she was very excited to donate her hair to the cause after growing it for many months. She is the daughter of Cathy and Michael Sileo.

Crafters, vendors invited to fair The Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., is inviting crafters and vendors to sell their products at the Spring Craft Fair that will be held at the center on Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a fee to purchase space. The fair is advertised throughout the community in the senior center’s monthly newsletter and the local

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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, March 16. Register by calling the senior center.

Happy, healthy gluten free lives A meeting of the new support group for those who are interested in wheat free living or who have a loved one who has been diagnosed with celiac or gluten sensitivity will be held Wednesday, March 17, at 1 p.m. The group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month. The group will learn more about how to cope and experience living wheat-free. Register by calling the senior center.

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Boy Scout Troop 67 of the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, had a winter cabin campout last month at Camp Tadma located in Bozrah. The Scouts enjoyed sledding, relay races and cooking. There was still plenty of snow on the ground from the previous month’s winter storm.

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In February, Boy Scout Troop 67 of the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, participated in the annual statewide Klondike Derby. The event was held at the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation located in Ashford, where Scout patrols competed with other patrols from other Boy Scout troops in various competitions such as fire building, cooking and first aid. The Scouts had to coordinate their positions

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, February 25, 2010


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Matthew Chester Stankiewicz, 85, of Southington, died Feb. 9, 2010. He was born on Oct. 15, 1924, in Southington, the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Kolaczynska) Stankiewicz. A lifelong athlete, he played basketball and football in high school, graduating from Lincoln-Lewis in 1942. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attending flight school in Corpus Christi, Texas, becoming a naval aviator. He flew the infamous F4U Corsair from the decks of the Carrier Midway, in the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war, he attended the

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

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Celli second in Class M, Blue Devils sixth By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

What a difference a year makes. Last season, Plainville High School’s Stefano Celli, then an unpolished junior, was wrestling at the junior varsity level. On Saturday, Celli came within reach of a state championship on the mat. Celli battled Montville’s Matthew McMahon beyond regulation, before falling 5-4 in the 285-pound final at the CIAC Class M state tournament, held this past weekend in Willimantic. Celli, a team captain, was the only Plainville wrestler in the championship round. “Great showing,” PHS coach Doug Fink said of Celli’s runner-up performance. “He wrestled JV for three years. This is his first year of varsity. To make it to the finals here is great.” Celli ran up a regular sea-

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Plainville High School’s Stefano Celli, left, locks up with Montville’s Matthew McMahon Saturday at the CIAC Class M state tournament in Willimantic. son record of 29-5 this winter and was the No. 3 seed at 285. “He’s a great kid,” Fink said of the senior. “He wait-

ed a long time, put up with a lot of stuff over the three years wrestling JV. This year he really took advantage of

his varsity year. A real hard worker. A real good kid in the room.” Powered by Celli,

Plainville manufactured 128.5 points and finished sixth in the 32-team Class M field. “I thought if we wrestled a good tournament we could finish fifth through eighth,” Fink said. “The M’s are definitely a tough field. Everybody is pretty even. The top five teams are real tough. It’s a little bit of a down year, but it’s still a tough tournament.” The Blue Devils’ sixth place finish was a vast improvement on their 13th place showing at the 2009 Class M tournament. “It’s as good I can expect. I’m real pleased with the guys, and they did a good job putting together a good tournament for us,” Fink said. Plainville’s other placewinners this past weekend were Brian Lister (fifth, 112), Vin Russo (sixth, 119), Matt Tanner (third, 140), Rob Voi-

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The future of PHS football program is in Farrell’s hands By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Rumors of the Plainville High School football program’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Following months of speculation that PHS would pull the plug on its struggling varsity football program, last week the athletics department announced the hiring of coach Chris Farrell. The new head man inherits a program which earned just one victory over the past two years, and which has not qualified for the state playoffs since Bill Clinton was in the White House. Farrell, a health and physical education instructor at the high school, is the program’s sixth head coach since 2001. He replaces Rocky Gagliardi, who stepped aside in December after two seasons with the team. Farrell served as an assistant to both Gagliardi, and Gagliardi’s predecessor, Scot Wenzel. “I am very excited about taking the job, and have some work ahead of me,” Farrell said. “I love the community and the studentathletes here at Plainville. I have built a great rapport with the students, from teaching, and also coaching sports, here at the school. Coaching is part of who I am, and is a great

passion of mine. I have learned a lot of lessons from playing sports growing up, and feel it is important for me, in my position as a coach/teacher, to relay these same messages to the athletes of Plainville.” A graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Farrell certainly has his work cut out for him. The past two years, the PHS football team ended the season with 20 or fewer guys in uniform. By comparison, its old rival Berlin had a 44-man roster in 2009. “The first thing I need to tackle is the issue with the numbers of students who are playing,” Farrell said. “I am first going to focus on getting more students out for football, and get them excited to play. The mentality about Plainville football needs to change, and will take a little bit of time. It is tough to get excited if you are not winning, because everyone knows that losing is not fun.” Farrell believes many potential football players are walking the halls at PHS, but for whatever reason, have not given the sport a try. “There are a lot of students in the school who don’t play, and should be playing,” he said. “There are also students in the school who specialize in one sport, and that needs to

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The Plainville High School football team has not had much reason to celebrate in recent years, but new head coach Chris Farrell is looking to change that. Pictured: PHS’s Chris Kuzia reacts to a big defensive stop See Future, page 19 by the Blue Devils last season.


Thursday, February 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Tough loss seals boys basketball team’s fate By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The Plainville High School boys basketball team raced out of the gate this winter, winning its first four games and capturing the Rybczyk Memorial Tournament championship. But after that, the Blue Devils hit the wall. At press time, Plainville had managed just one victory since opening the season at 4-0. And for the third straight year, the Blue Devils fell short of the postseason. “It’s kind of a disappoint-

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the committee felt extremely confident in Chris’ ability to attract new players to the football program. We feel that Chris will be a teacher and a coach here for many years to come, and he will give our football program the stability that it so desperately needs.” During the spring, Farrell serves as an assistant baseball coach at PHS. Veteran baseball coach Bob Freimuth

gave the new football coach his stamp of approval. “Chris has an excellent work ethic and develops a fine rapport with the athletes in his charge,” Freimuth said. “I have no doubt these qualities will help him in his quest to change the way people in the state view Plainville High School football. I wish him well and have a great deal of confidence in him.”


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memory as motivation during the off-season. “I told them to remember that feeling and how bad it felt,” Wesoly said. “Remember that bus ride.” Although a trip to the state tournament was not to be this winter, Wesoly is convinced Plainville basketball is gaining steam. “We took a step forward as a team, and as a program. And not just one step; a couple of steps,” he said. “And hopefully next year we’ll take a couple more steps.”

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ing year,” PHS second-year coach Marc Wesoly conceded. “We all thought we’d get eight wins and get into the state tournament. Wins-wise it’s a disappointing year.” Wesoly desperately wanted his six seniors, Quintin Wells, Mike Thomas, Jalen Gardner, Kyle Jones, Alex Del Rio and Hector Rivera, to experience the state tournament. Plainville’s elder statesmen were freshmen the last time the Blue Devils appeared in the postseason. “They’re a great group of kids,” Wesoly said of the seniors. “That’s why I’m most


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, February 25, 2010

Portante is living life in the fast lane By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

When Peter Portante was born, his mother, seeing her fragile little bundle of joy, and worried about his safety, told Peter’s father: “No cars!” Mom had visions of a teenage Peter speeding through town, taking risks. And she didn’t like it.

If only she knew what was coming down the road. A few years later, though nearly a decade off from getting his drivers license, Peter was ready to get behind the wheel. “Dad, when are you going to buy me a race car?” Peter Sr. recalled his son asking out of the blue, at age 7. To young Peter’s surprise,

mom and dad agreed to get him a motor-powered gokart. Soon after, Peter — nicknamed Peter B. — was competing against other young go-kart drivers at Pinnacle Raceway in Chicopee, Mass. “You bring the kid up in a booster seat then you put him in a race car,” Peter Sr. said with a laugh. Fast-forward six years, and Peter B., an eighth grade student at the Middle School of Plainville, is an experienced and successful driver. He races in several classes and has accumulated numerous accolades and awards at Pinnacle Raceway, Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway and at F1 Boston, including championships and Rookie of the Year honors. Peter B. said “speed, competition and adrenaline” are

what keep him coming back to the track. “I really like racing,” Peter B. said. “I enjoy working with John (Jarush), my crew chief, to get the best speed and handling from my racer. I also like calling John my ‘engineer.’ We sometimes have mechanical problems and we’re not always the fastest, but that’s part of racing. You have to work very hard at it.” Over the years, Peter B.’s mom, Cherie, has grown comfortable with her son racing. But like most sports, there is danger involved. Cherie recalls one race, when Peter B. was still a novice, when his kart went off the track and down a hill backwards before coming to rest against a tire barrier. Peter B. was uninjured in the incident, and that put his

mother’s mind at ease. “When he didn’t get hurt, and just wanted to get back into the race, then I was okay with it,” Cherie said. “With all the driver safety gear and the car safety features, racing is a surprisingly safe sport.” Peter B. plays soccer and football as well, and is a solid student, but his mind is never far from the track. “He doesn’t eat, drink and sleep racing,” Peter Sr. said. However, the last time Peter Sr. asked his son if he was ready to give up racing, he said: “this is what I want to do.” Peter B. says soccer and football are just hobbies. “Becoming a great driver is what I really want.” Peter B. dreams of one day testing his driving skills at the NASCAR, Formula 1 or Indy Car level.

Peter Portante, an eighth-grade student at the Middle School of Plainville, has accumulated numerous racing accolades and awards at Pinnacle Raceway, Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway and at F1 Boston.

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sine (fourth, 145) and Jake Pietrowicz (fourth, 189). Tanner lost to the eventual 140-pound champion, Sheehan’s Nicholas Giulietti, by one point in the semifinals. “If he was on the other side of the bracket, he might have been in the finals,” Fink said of Tanner, a junior. Bacon Academy rolled up

206 points and walked away with the 2010 Class M team title. Rounding out the top 10 were Waterford (190), RHAM (162.5), Ledyard (144.5), Montville (134), Plainville, Bethel (110.5), Windham (106), Berlin (95) and Guilford (85). Thanks to their showing in Class M, Celli, Tanner, Voisine and Pietrowicz earned a spot in the State Open.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. For information, call Earl Carey at (860) 7475400. 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


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Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-5209.

will be meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at the Plainville Police Department, 19 Neal Court, in the Robert Holcomb Room. For information, call John Kisluk, president, at (860) 747-3542. Order of the Eastern Star — Olivet Chapter No. 29, O.E.S., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School Band room. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022. Woman’s Club of Plainville — Woman’s Club of Plainville meets Tuesday, March 2 for a potluck dinner for the arts, 6:30 p.m. at Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. All women are welcome. For information on joining the club, call Susan Marinelli, membership chairwoman, at (860) 747-3665, or e-mail

Bristol. For information, call Mal Cummings at (860) 747-5695 or Maureen Deming at (860) 559-9781. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. For information, call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113.




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mation, call Michael Blanchard at (860) 628-8326. Mothers of Multiples — The Greater Bristol Mothers of Multiples next monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol, (860) 583-5445. This is a support group for moms with twins, triplets or higher order multiples or those who are expecting multiples. For information, contact membership coordinator, Tracey Gabree, at (860) 6289199. The Web site is http://www.bristolmoms.or g. Project Grad — Plainville High School Project Graduation will meet


Food for Friends — The Food for Friends meal for people in need is served every Wednesday at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St. from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Lions Club — The Plainville Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The first Wednesday meetings are at the Oasis Restaurant, 782 Pine St., Bristol. The third Wednesday meetings are at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. For more infor-

Wednesday, March 3, 7 p.m., at the YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. All high school parents are invited. If interested in helping, contact Kris Dargenio (860) 747-1965 for more information.



Boating course — The Plainville Recreation Department is sponsoring a five-week public boating bourse, personal water craft class included. Completing and passing the boating and PWC course will qualify participants for a state certificate for both. Classes will be held on Fridays, starting

March 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the recreation department

office, 50 Whiting St. To register, call (860) 747-6022.

Chamber seeks nominations

Year is only for chamber members. . Deadline is March 19. Applications are available at the chamber of commerce office, 58 W. Main St. Awards will be presented at the chamber’s 102nd annual dinner Friday, April 23 at the Clarion Hotel in Bristol. Tickets are being sold for the event that includes a family-style dinner and awards ceremony. For information, nomination forms and tickets, call Maureen Saverick, office manager, at (860) 7476867.

The Plainville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Volunteer of the Year award, Employee of the Year and Business Recognition award. The volunteer award is given to a local resident who has dedicated time and service to make Plainville a better place in which to live and work. Chamber members and the public can be nominated. Employee of the

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Feb. 3 Kimberly A. Doro to Ryan L. Flaherty, 190 Tomlinson Ave. 6B, $190,250. Feb. 8 JNS Development LLC to Christopher and Marie Clark, Samuel’s Crossing, 5 Great Plain Drive, $324,015.70. Feb. 16 Richard R. and Marilyn Sirois to Fredrick W. Arhuini and Paula Long, 78 Carol Drive, $212,000. Bank of New York Mellon trustee to Peter Salamore, 16 Usher Ave., $126,000. Feb. 17 Stanislaw and Iwona Serafin to Erfan Methoxha, 5-7 Sheridan Court, $190,000. Lisa Fischer to Anthony Te Tata, 17 Woodland St., $192,000. Feb. 18 Claudio Brino to Timothy J. Allan, 61 MacArthur Road, $210,500. Feb. 19 LePage Homes Inc. to Karen M. Milardo, 7 Bradley St. Unit 6, $275,144.

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Pantry’s dance raises about $40,000 The disco dance held Jan. 30 raised about $40,000 for the Plainville Community Food Pantry. “We were very pleased at the amount we raised this year, especially at this time,” said Susie Woerz, executive director of the food pantry. A total of 810 people attended this year’s dance. She said it was one of the best-attended events the pantry has had. Funds were raised through tickets, raffles and sponsorships. “We had a lot of fun with great food and music,” she said. She attributed the success to the dance committee, which was headed by Carla Bergenty and Paula Sisti, businesses and the community. Now, the pantry is selling the mirror disco balls, which were used for decorations. Balls of 8-, 12, and 20-inch diameters are for sale at a good price. “These would be great for another group such as a prom to use,” Woerz said. “It could save a group money.” She said she would hate to see them go to waste. People who are interested in purchasing one or more disco balls can call her at the food pantry. About 160 families are using pantry services such as bi-weekly food and clothing shopping and energy programs. “Our need is greater than ever before,” Woerz said. The pantry is in short supply of paper and cleaning products, soaps, juice boxes and children’s sugar cereals. Items can be dropped off at the pantry Monday 1 to 6 p.m., or Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Without the support of the community, we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing and for that we’re grateful,” Woerz said. For more information, call the pantry at (860) 747-1919. — Robin Lee Michel

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LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING IN ACCORDANCE WITH the provisions of Section 5 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the Town of Plainville, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Plainville Town Council at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday March 4, 2010 in the Council Chambers, Municipal Center, to hear public comments on the budget for the Town of Plainville for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 as proposed by the Town Manager and the Board of Education. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 25th day of February, 2010.




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LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday March 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Center Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 302 to hear and consider the following applications: WOODLAND STREET Application #10-03-01, Sajii Abraham of 210 Woodford seeks approval for variances to Article 5 Use Regulations, Subsection 525 Uses Permitted and Requirements for General Commercial Zone, Paragraph 5 Height, Area and Yard Requirements and Article 8 Off Street Parking and Loading, Section 815 Parking Requirements for Buildings Used as Residence, Subsection 5 Efficiency Dwelling Units to permit an additionally one bedroom efficiency at 7 Woodland Street. RACE AVENUE Application #10-03-02, Derek Hart of Terryville seeks approval for a variance to Article 5 Use Regulations, Subsection 525 Use Permitted and Requirements for General Commercial Zone, Paragraph 1 Uses Permitted, to allow an establishment to conduct billiard matches at 20 Race Avenue, Unit 2. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 25th day of February 2010. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals SPECIAL NOTICES

BUICK Lesabre 1998 Custom V6, no dents, very clean inside & out. Auto, leather seats, new fuel pump. Tuned up and ready to go. 142,000 miles. $2399. Call (203) 235-6902

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Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2003 4 door, 4X4, SUV, 4 Spd Auto w/OD, 8 Cylinders, # 1311. 93,847 mi $10,888 (860) 344-9916

NISSAN ALTIMA 2007 4 Cylinder, Auto w/Overdrive 34,496 mi # P11591A $16,688 FORD TAURUS SE WAGON 2002 4 Speed Auto, Full 3rd row seat. 61,603 mi # 11597 $8,495

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Chevy Silverado 1500 LS 2002 Ext Cab, 4 door, 4x4, 4 Spd Auto #8327390 67,417 mi $14,888 (860) 344-9916

5 Door Hatchback, Auto, 4 Cyl 82,697 mi. #1278 $7,888 (860) 344-9916

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PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Yorkies, Cane Corso, French Bulldogs, Puggles, Shih-tzu, Poodle mixes. $350+ 860-930-4001

Chevy Trailblazer LS 2005 4X4, SUV, 4 Spd Auto #1400 83,192 mi $10,888 (860) 344-9916

FORD Bronco 1989 350 Eddie Bauer 4x4, Automatic, Runs well. Needs minor body work. $1700. Call (203) 697-1123

ISUZU Rodeo 1994 4x4, standard. Runs well. $600. Call (203) 634-0562

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Rare German working lines. Dad is large boned, 100+ lbs. AKC. 1st shots, wormed & tattooed. Nice take home puppy pack. Ready Now! Serious inquiries. $1000. (860) 655-0889 or HI, I’m Harry, strong, lovable, neutered & had my shots. I need a home with adults, I’m a pitbully mix. Love to play & go for rides. Call 203-271-5590 for more info. HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Full care $450. Daily individual turn-out. Geldings only. Draft horses welcome. Looking to work off board? 203-294-9313 OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG Puppies. AKC. Excellent dispositions. Ready March 21. Taking deposits. $700. Vet certified. 1st shots & wormed. 603-835-8555 STUD BOXER - 3 yrs old. 90 pounds. I have a great fawn boxer I would like to find a female dog, same kind, to breed with. I would like a puppy from the litter. Please contact 203-710-7912


MERCURY Mariner 2007 Light Tundra, 4x4, 4 Speed Auto #1411 53,834 mi $14,888 (860) 344-9916

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Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE WEST Marine bottom paint. CPP Ablative Blue. 3 quarts. 1 year old. $40. (203) 440-0299

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203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

MERIDEN Avallable modern 2 BR ranch unit. Stove, refrigerator, W/W carpet, garage, laundry. Off st. parking. $950/mo + utils. Sec & lease. Call 203-217-9229 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $1000. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904


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MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl studio, $160/wk+sec. 1BR, 2nd fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823, 128pm

MERIDEN (2) 2BRs, 1st & 3rd fl, 264 Broad St. Off-st-park w/security. Lg rm, sep util. Sect 8 appr’d. $925 1st flr & $800 3rd flr. No pets. 203-537-1730 MERIDEN - 19 Guiel Place, 2 BR Townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, w/d hookup. $1095. 1 mo sec. Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160.

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MERIDEN - 1BR Large, Modern E. side, secure bldg in small complex. Lg. kitchen, stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $685 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210

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MERIDEN - 1BR, 1st flr. Stove & frig, parking, very clean. Newly remodeled kit. & bath, rugs. Centrally loc. $625 + sec. Refs. Call (203) 634-8084

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 1BR, 3 room 2nd floor, stove, refrigerator, off st. parking, sec., $700. Call 203272-3610 or 203-215-0104 MERIDEN - 1BR, Broad St. Near monuments. Skylight, sunken DR & kit., sunporch, very attractive & prvt w/gar. $725. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833. www.ThePlainville Stay in touch with Plainville

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MERIDEN - 2 bedroom, 5 large rooms, first floor, off street parking, quiet, stove and fridge, washer dryer hookup, $895. 860-841-6455 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644 MERIDEN - Newly remodeled 7 Rooms, stove, refrigerator. 1 1/2 baths. Garage. Also, 4BR apt, stove & refrig. Call (203) 238-3908 MERIDEN 1 BR, 3 Rooms, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. Off street parking. W/D hkup. $625 + dep. Call 203-605-5691 MERIDEN 2 BR - 1st Floor Updated. Basement storage space. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/month. Security. Olive Street. Call 203-809-4627 MERIDEN 3 BR. Clean, 1st floor. With fridge & stove. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Bunker Ave. $1025/mo. Sec 8 approved. (203) 671-3112

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MERIDEN Ground flr furnished studio, Heat, HW, Elec incld. W. Side, Off-st park. $780/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm.

MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 Bath Newly renovated, Separate utils. On first floor. Pratt St. $775 OR 1 room for rent, $450. Call 347-228-3959

MERIDEN-SMALL 2 bedroom apartment, first floor, private house, off street parking, $650. Call 860-377-2381

MERIDEN Huge 5 BR Apartment Freshly painted. Ready to rent! Section 8 approved. $1350/mo + security. No pets. 203-650-0479

MERIDEN- 2BR, 3rd flr, large spacious apt. Stove & fridge. Secure building. Ample parking. No pets. Avail. 4/1. $850. Call 203-376-1259

MERIDEN. 1 BR., 1st floor of 2 family. Stove, fridge, washer, dryer hookup, parking, porch, Sec. system. Clean & quiet. $675 + util, Sec. & Refs. Call 203-238-2889

MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN- 3BR, 5rms, 1st flr, off st. parking. W/D hookup in unit. Shed available. $900 + utils. 1st mo + sec. dep. Credit check & ref’s req’d. 203-537-2095

MERIDEN. Studio apt, $595 including heat & electric. On bus line. No pets. Call (203) 982-3042

MERIDEN Newly renovated 2nd flr apt. 266 W. Main St. 2-3BRs, Off-st-parking. W/D hookup. Section 8 approved. No pets. Call Paul 203-626-5545

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.

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN Remodeled 3rd fl, 4rm 1 br. Off st. parking. Great east side area. No pets. $615 /mo. No utilities. 203-238-0675

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ORTHOPEDIC Lift Chair. Electric, for elderly people. Exc cond! Barely used. $400. Call 203-630-3823 12noon-8pm

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MERIDEN-3BR, 1st flr. Off st parking. Newly remodeled. Quiet, dead end street. Small pets ok. Available now! Call (203) 641-8483

SOUTHINGTON NOW AVAILABLE 3 BR Apt $900 Per Month 2 BR Apt $850 Per Month Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & Credit check req. For more details, call Alex at 860-276-8208

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.

WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2 bedroom, hot water included, $695-$795, Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160.

MERIDEN-Large, bright 2BR apartment. $800 month plus security deposit. Washer & dryer hookup. 203-715-7508

WALLINGFORD - 2BR apts Available now! Off-street parking. $700-800 incl utils. Call 203-530-1840


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, February 25, 2010 APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 4 lge rms, 2nd flr apt. Newly remodeled. Off st. parking. Appls. Enclosed porch. No pets, no smoking. $1000 + sec. 203-265-5171 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. W/D. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. 203-269-6297

BUSINESS PROPERTY FOR RENT NORTH HAVEN Office condo with storage area, overhead door, AC, alarm free off street parking 1000sqft ready to move in $750 per mo Call Karl 203-623-3911


WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apt. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $725/mo. Call 203-949-1904



Bankruptcy Free Consultation

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

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

HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed. GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling


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


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


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

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



CUSTOM Finishes. Furn. repair finishing & refinishing. Chairs starting at $30. 203-265-2478


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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co

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

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

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. Kathy 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD 1BR apt $750 month plus utilities. 1 yr lease. No smoking/pets. on site laundry. off street parking. cen air (203)605-3495 WALLINGFORD 5Rms, H20, trash p/u, appls. No pets. 2 mo sec. No smoking. W/D hkup. $850. (203) 265-4923 WALLINGFORD ROBIN HILL APARTMENTS Great location! 1BRs starting at $750. 2BRS starting at $825. Call 203-793-7480 for more info WALLINGFORD- 1BR, new kit., new bath, hdwd flrs, stainless steel appls, DW, HW incl. Crown molding. New windows. $815/ mo. Call Jonah 203-430-0340 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 1 month rent. $550/month + security. Appls, W/W carpet. No pets. Avail 3/1. Call 203-265-1731 WALLINGFORD. Avail 3/1, No. Main St Victorian. 3 rm, 1 BR, 3rd flr, no smoking, no pets. $775 plus utils. 2 mos sec. Call 203-269-5973.

WALLINGFORD $149,9000 Handyman special; 2family w/store front, possible 3 family house. Some remodeling done, separate utilities. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

MERIDEN “New Listing” $169,900 2 fam 3 car garage. Some updating, clean and ready to go. Poss sub-div with city approval by buyer. Don’t miss out.

Call P. Lane (203) 235-3300

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790

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

Empire Construction, LLC

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

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

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

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

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


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


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

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

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING POPCORN CEILINGS Repair, Remove, New. HIC.0569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 PAINTING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Over 25 Years Experience HIC.0569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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


ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Liberty St. Spacious room. Furnished or unfurnished. All utils. Parking. $140 weekly. Call 203-275-5881

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.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE WALLINGFORD $219,900 Small Bungalow on 1.28 level acre in area of fine homes. House needs major renovations-property is beautiful! Bring your ideas! Linda 203-265-5618

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm,

WALLINGFORD “New Listing” Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with addt’l bedroom, 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $195,900

Al (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN Lg Room. All utils & cable. Share kitchen & bath. Off street parking. No drugs or alcohol. $150 week & 2 weeks security. Refs. (203) 440-0825 MERIDEN Room Available. Utilities included! $115/Wk. Available Now. 1st Wk Free! 203213-8589 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. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

MERIDEN $229,900 Move-in condition! Energy efficient Ranch on East side. HW floors, stone FP, 2 propane FPs and CAIR. Newer roof, windows and siding. 4 car garage for workshop or hobbyist. Linda 203-235-3300 MERIDEN 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

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

MERIDEN Fabulous East side Duplex. Each unit offers 2BRs, casual LR & DR w/wood floors, updated kitchen & baths, new windows & roof, freshly painted and ready to move in. $229,900. Call Sue 203-235-3300

WLFD- 2BR, central location, laundry, no pets. Credit check. $800 + 2 mos. sec. 203-235-1381

Quality Work - Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307.


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

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






AHEARN BUILDERS-Licensed and insured, contract #555385. 34 Yrs Experience, additions, Garage, decks, Kitchen and remodeling. 860-349-0752

before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.



WALLINGFORD Office/retail 565 Center street, high traffic high Visability, low rent. 203265-7288 ask for Vinnie

Always a sale in Marketplace


Thursday, February 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen REAL ESTATE WANTED CA$H FOR YOUR HOUSE We Buy Houses - “AS-IS” - Fast 860-589-4663

Job Fair Response Insurance a member of Unitrin Direct Great Career Opportunities in Customer Service!

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010, 11am - 7pm HELP WANTED


500 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Stop by or Apply Online at search Meriden

BOOKKEEPER PT. Flex hrs. Meriden store. Quickbooks & Quickbooks Payroll a must. Responsibilities: Managing all AP/AR, filing, etc. Call Jenn 203-272-1303

Unitrin Direct is a growing auto insurance company that combines friendly service and innovative processes with a dedication to simplifying the customer's experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, paid training and licensing, and a fast paced and satisfying work environment.

Childcare Worker - PT

Before & After School Childcare Worker

Customer Service Agents : answer incoming calls and process customer requests for service in an efficient and friendly manner. Respond to requests regarding billing, processing, underwriting status and general acceptability of risks. Maintain detailed knowledge of personal lines policies, procedures, coverages, rating and processing guidelines. Ability to work flexible shifts available from 8am to 9pm Mon-Fri, and rotating Saturday.

HS Diploma req., CDA & 1 yr exp. pref.

Come to our Job Fair on Feb 23rd

For local preschool program. HS Diploma req., CDA & 1 yr exp. pref.

Send resume to: HR Manager, WFC 169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE. No phone calls please.

City of Meriden Needs Traffic Sign Maintainer Responsible for the fabrication, installation and maintenance of various signs (regulatory, warning, informational, street name signs, etc.) used throughout the City; painting of parking lots, curbs, yellow and white lane markings, crosswalks, etc., assists traffic signal crew to maintain both signal and fire alarm equipment. HS diploma, supplemented training in sign fabrication and knowledge of CT motor vehicle laws or an equiv. combination of education and qualifying experience on a year for year basis. Must possess a valid CT driver’s license, Class D. Must be able to work nights and weekends. Salary $17.77 per hour. Send resumes or application to City Hall, Personnel Department, 142 East Main Street, Meriden. Last date to apply is Friday, February 26, 2010 Preference given to City of Meriden Residents. E.O.E. DENTAL ASSISTANT - x-ray certified, part time to become full time, fax resume to 203949-4789. DRIVER-

Central Transport is seeking drivers for dedicated road positions out of our terminal in Cheshire. Home Daily! Top Drivers Earning $1100+/wk! Vacation / Holiday Pay! Health & 401k Benefits!

CDL A with Hazmat and Doubles Endorsement Required 12 Months Experience Required


No Recruiters Please HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIANS needed immediately pending criminal background check, DMV/MVR and drug screening. Company offers vacation, medical, dental and retirement for all full time employees. Company provides late model truck/vans, all safety equipment, and specialty tools. Please visit our website at: send resume to: or fax 215-258-1388 INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 for info. ACORD, Inc. LEGAL Assistant - Bankruptcy CT 7 & 13. E-Z file, Quicken, Time Slips, Admin. Exp. req. PO Box 4656, Yalesville, CT 06492

MANAGEMENT & More Job Fair NOW HIRING: Large national company holding Job Fair at Four Points Sheraton in Meriden, 275 Research Parkway. Tuesday, Feb 23. Customer Service to Supervisory Positions Available. Apply on Time - 12 Noon Sharp! Ask for Mr. Monti. Not affiliated with hotel. Mechanic -

Shop Foreman and Mechanics Local LTL carrier is seeking diesel mechanics with a minimum of 3 years experience working on tractor/trailer and forklift equipment.

DRIVERS/CHAUFFEURS PT and FT positions avail. Flexible hrs. Must have clean driving record and public service license. 203-235-9200

PART TIME CDL DRIVER- Mornings apply at 3A Northfield Rd. Wallingford

Plant Maintenance Mechanic Highly skilled mechanic needed in the repair and maintenance of all plant equipment to include pumping station equipment and motor vehicle for the Town of Wallingford Sewer Division. Requires graduation from a high school/trade school and 4 years experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment. Must obtain a CDL Class B motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment. $23.96 to $28.09 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492. Fax # (203) 294-2084. Closing date will be March 3, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE.

Apply in person at:

Shift Supervisor

PARALEGAL For Southington law firm. FT. Must be experienced in residential real estate closings. Send resume to: P.O. Box 578, Southington, CT 06489 or fax to 860-628-6248

Join the Community Health Center team at our dynamic Meriden practice!

These positions will be responsible for providing routine care for patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse, including but not limited to responding to call lights, assisting with daily living activities, utilizing safe patient handling techniques, monitoring/recording blood pressure, pulse, etc., and providing a safe, clean and comfortable environment for patients. REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactory completion of a formal Nursing Assistant Course or satisfactory completion of 50% of clinical courses in an RN or LPN program, good communication skills, acute hospital exp. strongly preferred, CPR certification, basic computer skills.

We are looking for individuals who will possess a strong interest in the community health population; have a commitment to preventative dental care; evaluate overall oral health; and who will thrive by working in a friendly, team atmosphere.

Gaylord Hospital specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: or mail to P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

Per Diem Housekeepers These per diem positions will perform all general housekeeping duties as req’d, including floor care maintenance. Previous institutional cleaning exp a plus. Ability to understand & follow verbal and written instructions required. Flexible schedule, every other weekend and holiday.

Needed for the Southington and Middletown Goodwill Store. Must be able to work night/weekend/holiday hours as needed. Pay rate $11.00/hr w/benefits. Apply in person: 350 Queen St, Southington or 955 Washington St, Middletown. EOE/AA - M/F/D/V

Qualified candidate must possess a certification in dental radiology by DANB. Graduation from accredited school of Dental Assisting or minimum 2yrs clinical exp in general dentistry req’d. Interest in providing care to a diverse patient population. Commitment to preventive dental care. Knowledge and understanding of dental procedures, terminology, and techniques. Bilingual ability preferred We provide competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental plans, tuition reimbursement, and more! Please submit resume with cover letter stating salary reqs and apply online to: and apply to Job #1536 and #1542.

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Please reference where you saw this ad when applying. Commission accredited. AA/EOE. Visit our website: PART TIME Optical Assistant position. Working w/nursing home residents, along side an Optometrist. Opportunity to grow with a caring Co. Call or send resume to: United Vision Resources LLC., 60 Waterbury Rd., P.O. Box 7037 Prospect, CT 06712. Call 203-758-0503

Email to: or mail to


Per Diem Switchboard Operator This position is responsible for the operation of the hospital switchboard to relay incoming, outgoing and inter-hospital calls. The position also receives and sorts mail. High school diploma or GED, related experience, excellent customer service and telephone etiquette. Ability to function appropriately with emergency procedures. Flexible schedule, weekends and holidays. Gaylord Hospital specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492 RECEPTIONISTS for medical office in Southington. Full time and part time positions. Medical office experience preferred. Must be able to multitask well in a fast paced environment. Call 860-378-2811. Affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

SALES REP, CUST SERV, ORDER PROC, 3 P/T positions up to 35 hrs inc Sat, $9-12/hr, Apply Electrified, 110 Webb St Hamden, 203-787-4246

Nursing Assistants


Foreman - 1st Shift Mechanics - All Shifts Tools Required Competitive Pay/Benefits/ Vacation CDL A a plus

210 East Johnson Ave Cheshire


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:

It's all here!

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

Visit us on the web at

Marketplace (877) 238-1953

Southington Care Center, a non-profit 130-bed rehab/ long-term care facility is seeking a dynamic RN to join our team. The candidate must have strong leadership skills, long-term or acute care experience and a commitment to quality care. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including a retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and extensive inhouse educational opportunities. Please contact Andrea Merola, DNS at: Southington Care Center 45 Meriden Ave. Southington, CT 06489 or call 860-378-1230 or e-mail resume to or fax: 860-378-1167

Call us with your Marketplace ad now. (203) 238-1953


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, February 25, 2010

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

Nominee: Nominee’s Address:

Nominee’s Telephone:

We bet you do! Maybe it’s the volunteer tutor whose encouragement made you the first in your family to attend college. Or the roofer who builds homes for the homeless in his spare time. Or the retiree whose ready smile and dedicated presence makes it possible for your nonprofit organization to do what it does so well.

Help us honor these special people for whom community service is second nature – and first in their hearts. Nominate a volunteer for this year’s Celebrate Our Communities! awards by using this form or visiting The winner will get to designate a $2,500 grant to a local charity of their choice.* Now that’s worth a standing ovation!

Nominee’s E-mail:


Your Name:

Your Address:

Your Telephone: Your E-mail:

ELIGIBILIT Y & CRITERIA: Nominee must have a demonstrated track record of community service benefiting Plainville (residency not required). In-kind or compensated service is not eligible. Elected officials and paid staff of community service agencies and organizations not eligible. One nominee per submission; one submission per person. MAIL OR FAX TO: The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. For more information, call us at (860) 229-6018 or visit us on the web at *Grant award subject to verification of designated charity’s nonprofit status and approval by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Board of Directors.


Celebrate Plainville! is sponsored in part by

Celebrate Plainville! Award will be presented April 23 at the Plainville Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain 74A Vine Street New Britain, CT 06052 Fax: (860) 225-2666

Deadline: March 1, 2010

2-25-2010 Plainville Citizen  

The Plainville Citizen printed on February, 25th, 2010.

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