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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lee presents proposed $53 million budget; public hearing Thursday

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By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen If the fiscal year 2012 budget proposed by Town Manager Robert E. Lee is adopted, residents would see a 1.68 increase in the mill rate — or 5.98 percent hike — to 29.69 mills, assuming estimated revenues remain the same. The current mill rate is 28.01. The proposed budget stands at $53,811,600. The 2.13 percent variation translates to a $1,120,711 increase over the current budget of

$52,690,889. A public hearing on the budget will be held today, March 10, at 7 p.m., at the Plainville Municipal Center, council chambers. Lee presented the proposed budget at Monday night’s meeting, followed by the presentation of the school budget by Board of Education Chairwoman Becky Tyrrell, Director of Finance and Operations Richard

See Budget, page 5

Town council votes 7-0 in favor of litigation to decide ongoing dispute Photo by James Fink

Plainville resident James Fink captures history with his photo of the Feb. 24 launch of space shuttle Discovery. With this experience, Fink fulfilled a lifelong wish to see a NASA rocket launch. See more photos on page 8.

By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen It wasn’t until 11:20 p.m. Monday that the Plainville Town Council emerged from more than one hour in executive session to announce its decision regarding resolving

the ongoing dispute between the council and board of education. In a 7-0 decision, the council voted to hold a public hearing April 4 on the appropriation of up to $10,000 for a lawyer to represent the town in seeking declaratory judg-

ment against the board of education. The two parties have been mediating about whether the BOE is required to provide detailed financial information on a regular basis. The

See Council, page 5

Spring flooding causes evacuation and road closures By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Earlier this week, some areas of Plainville flooded due to melting snow and heavy rains over the weekend. Residents of those areas were is-

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sued a voluntary evacuation on Monday morning, according to Plainville Police Sgt. Charles Smedick. “When we see that it’s about to flood, we put out the reverse 911 and let everybody know that they should get out of the area,” Smedick said. “It’s a voluntary type of thing, depending on how fast the flood waters are coming up. [Monday] it got to a situation where half the residents down on Roberts Street voluntarily went out when they heard the first reverse 911 call.” Smedick said some residents didn’t try to leave until the second call, at which

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An area off Norton Road is impassable on March 21. Police assisted with voluntary See Flooding, page 5 evacuations from Robert Street Extension.


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Local Girl Scout Troop’s visits bridge generation gap By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

daughter, Abby, is in the troop. “The first meeting we had, it’s kind of like a life story, the girls wrote up ques-

tions that they wanted to ask their ‘grandmother,’ so that opened up a lot of dialogue.” Troop member Paige Madigan said she liked interviewing one of the residents and learning about her life. “I like every week we do something new, and sometimes we can bring things to share with our ‘grandparPhotos by Julie Sopchak

Girl Scout Troop 66805 members pose for a picture with Nellie Danks, a resident of The Summit. The Girl Scouts, from left, are Paige Madigan, Alyssa La Monte, Meghan Guimond, Abby Pelletier and Rosa Arini.

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Plainville residents took the opportunity March 3 to participate in an open forum with state Senators Jason Welch, 31st District, and Rob Kane, 32nd District, to discuss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget for the State

of Connecticut. “This is not a budget I support for a number of reasons,” Welch said. “First and foremost, this budget does not address the real problems we have here in the state of Connecticut, and that is, we have a spending problem.” Welch said that for this fis-

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The Best Readers Anywhere! What’s In Your Future™?

State Sen. Welch brings state budget to Plainville residents at library By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

ents,’” Madigan said. “Like my ‘grandparent,’ she likes

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Girl Scout Troop 66805 of Plainville has been working towards earning the Bronze Badge, which is the highest honor any Junior Girl Scout can receive. In pursuit of this badge, the girls have begun making monthly visits to The Summit of Plantsville for the Adopt-a-Grandmother program. The Summit offers short-term rehabilitation, long-term, respite, hospice and dementia care. “It’s teaching the kids to open up their hearts,” said Marlene Arini, mother and troop leader of the group. “It’s very interesting.” “There’s so many hours of community service involved,

and so many hours of planning, which the girls, they like to plan things,” said Tammy Pelletier, whose


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reading, so sometimes I bring in books that I’m reading.” On one particular Wednesday evening, the girls decided to host a bingo night. “They usually have very good entertainment,” said one of the grandmothers. “My favorite activity, I like the bingo.” The girls took turns spinning the bingo ball machine and calling out numbers, while the grandmothers eagerly placed their chips appropriately on their cards. The winner received a piece of hard candy. Pelletier, who works at The Summit, managed to coordinate with Director of Therapeutic Recreations Barbara Blau to set up the program. “It gives the kids an oppor-

tunity to spend time with older people,” Blau said. “Some of the girls don’t have grandmothers, some of the seniors don’t have granddaughters, so it’s really nice.” Blau said the girls have even celebrated holidays

with the residents. Arini said one time the girls went Christmas caroling through the hallways. “”We’re making a scrapbook for The Summit, and the girls are doing pages each time we come in,” Arini said. “Whether it be playing

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Comedy film featuring humans and puppets made in Plainville By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen

“Josh and Todd: The Story of a Man and his Puppet,” a full-length comedy filmed using Plainville locations, is currently undergoing revisions, according to its producers. The film, which features puppets and human actors, is scheduled to be shown at the Southington-based art gallery Paris in Plantsville on April 22 and 23. It premiered at the gallery on Feb. 19 and was produced by Elmwood Productions, which has released short films and music videos online. Elmwood Productions co-owners Jon Bristol, Russ Bird and Jim Williams will be seeking a distributor once the film has been edited further. Bristol, creative director, said he began the company in 2001. He said it is based mainly out of his main puppet workshop, The Elmwood Puppets, in Terryville. He also does a lot of his work at Paris in Plantsville. “Originally there was a different name, but I found out that another puppet group had a very similar name, so to avoid any conflict I came up with another one,“ said Bristol. “I used Elmwood be-

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From left, actors Jennifer Tanner and Eric Stegmaier, and Russ Bird and Jim Williams talk abut the film at Paris in Plantsville. cause it was the town I grew up in and the name of the fictional town in a screenplay I had written. it really all began because I wanted to make puppets and movies featuring them. It’s kind of a lost art in this day and age, and I’m hoping to help re-open a door many in the U.S. don’t even realize has a knob to be turned.” Bristol and Williams co-directed the film, which features professional artists Eric Stegmaier as Josh, a man whose relationship with his girlfriend, played by Southington-resident Jennifer Tanner, comes under 1193130

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production,” said Williams, who is a Plainville resident. This is because every shot with a puppet is considered and has to be treated as a special effects shot. Extra special detail has to be paid to these scenes, lengthening the process greatly.” Bristol said he and his friends conceived the idea while bored at work. “Russ and I worked at Borders Farmington with Josh Leder,“ he said. “The three of us would have these wacky conversations and I kept thinking ‘Someday I’ll put that in a movie.’ Finally Russ and I decided to actually do that, and Josh ended up helping us hash out the original story. Then years later Jim and I took the short film I wrote from those days and

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turned it into a feature length script.” He said the film cost about $1,000 to shoot without counting gear and puppets. “I did a few puppet making workshops, and then money we saved from our days job,“ he said regarding funding sources. “We did our best to keep costs down.” A few local businesses in Plainville are featured as locations in the film. These include Books and Music on Route 10 and Central Cafe on Whiting Street. “I was a cartoonist for years,” said Bristol, “and have always loved puppetry. In 1997, some friends and I were trying to make one of my comics into a film, just for kicks, and realized we were too ugly to play the parts ourselves. Around that See Comedy, page 9

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Carmelich and Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. Of the proposed $53 million budget, $33,508,282 would

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point he said a few people got stranded because the waters were too high for them to get through in their vehicles. “That was when the fire department went in with their boat and got a couple people out of there,” he said. He added the waters in the roads were between 4 and 5 feet deep. Roadways Foreman Michael Widger, of the Plainville Roadways Department, said the areas of Roberts Street Ext. and Cronk Road got flooded because they are low-lying areas and are basically wetlands. “If we have to pump [water], we pump,” Widger said. “Really we didn’t have it too bad considering other towns I hear are a lot worse.” Smedick said the police department has patrol officers who go out and monitor the areas that are prone to flooding. When the officers notice a problem, they will call the Roadways Department.

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Widger said he received a call around midnight on Monday morning for a problem on Hollyberry Lane. He said the causes of flooding can be anything from small debris to pipe damage. “Sometimes it can be something as small as debris over a catch basic, or it’s sticks or something in a pipe,” Widger said. “Sometimes it’s ruts — we have a real rut problem down on Burnside [Avenue] in between North [Street] and Burnside, we just haven’t really been able to address it because of the weather and snow.” Smedick said the roads were re-opened on Tuesday, but the police are keeping an eye on rains forecast for later in the week.

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meeting this goal...The budget still has a long way to go before it is finished. I look forward to working with the Town Council to put forth a budget that will be acceptable to the citizens of Plainville.” Other budget meetings are tentatively set for March 14, 15, 22, 24, 28 and 29, at 7 p.m., at the municipal center.

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third. “The mediation was not getting us where we need to be. We are not getting the response we feel we should be getting,” Town Council Chairman Dan Hurley said Tuesday morning. “Our town charter needs to be protected and we take an oath to protect it. Our authority comes from there,” he said. In the declaratory judgment, the court will decide the matter after both sides present their facts and the issues, Hurley said. Town Attorney Robert Michalik Sr., who has been representing the council thus

Continued from page 1 issue arose last year when the council reviewed encumbrances on the municipal side and wished to do the same for school expenditures. The school board said it did not have to provide the information nor did a staff member have the time to prepare the data. The board also debated the council’s authority over the school board. The council and board have held two mediations with attorneys to resolve the issue; however, the second mediation ended abruptly and there were no plans for a

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fund the board of education budget. The school board approved its budget Feb. 14. The general government proposed budget stands at $15,062,338. Debt service, capital and capital return of $500,000 to fund balance bring the budget up to


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Diesel is a housebroken, unaltered, young male pit bull and he is good with other dogs. Rusty is an old English bulldog cross who needs some tender loving care. He has to be alone in the house, no kids, no dogs, and no cats. He is young but full grown at medium size. He is not neutered. The cost for each dog adoption is $50 and comes with a voucher for neutering. Both dogs are looking for their permanent home. For more information, contact Gabby at (860) 7471616, ext. 291.

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The Women & Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation presented grants at the recent annual meeting at the Imagine Nation Museum in Bristol. The 2010 Grant Distribution included more than $18,000 in funds to eight organizations. All programs address the mission of the fund, which is to make it possible for women and girls to improve the quality of their lives. The Women & Girls’ Fund was established in 2001 and has awarded more than $180,000 in grants to organizations that help women and girls obtain the skills they need to lead successful lives. Grant recipients included Friends of

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In 1978, seeking an outlet for more personal musical visions, he formed Kilimanjaro, and recorded two awardwinning albums for Philo Records which led to several appearances at the Kool Jazz Festival at SPAC, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen, and numerous national tours and concert dates. To order tickets or to obtain additional concert information, call (860) 747-1919 and ask for Susie or Wayne. — Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal

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Become a tutor for Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut Inc. and no experience is necessary – training, observations and support are provided. Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut has many adult students waiting for tutors to help them with reading, writing and speaking English. The group is offering tutor trainings in March at the United Way of West Central Connecticut, 200 Main St., Bristol, 9 to 11:30 a.m. on March 15, 18, 22, 25. March p.m. training is being held at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol, 6 to 8:30 p.m., on March 14, 17, 21 and 24. To register or for more information call (860) 229-7323, email Sue at lvccoffice@gmail.com or visit www.literacycentral.org.

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Entertainment Briefs afraid to get wet,” according to a press release.

‘Doo-wop Red Riding Hood’ Ever wonder what Little Red Riding Hood was doing during the ’50s? The Plainville Chorale Society’s series of children’s concerts takes a doo-wop spin with a totally surprising version of the classic fairy tale. Organizers said to get the idea of the production, “cross the Brothers Grimm with ‘Grease’.” The production will be presented Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in various businesses in town.

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Photographs by the Lemming Photography Society is the featured exhibit for March at the Plainville Public Library, 55 E. Main St. The opening reception will be held Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Members of the club include Mark and Eloise Fioravanti, of Plainville. The photographers refer to themselves as lemmings because they go as a group, “we climb, we stoop, we get dirty, and we’re not

PHS play production Plainville High School will present the drama “Teach Me How To Cry,” by Patricia Joudry. The author describes the story as that of a troubled teenaged girl, Melinda, who is steered away from a hazardous life of escapism by the love of a boy, Will, who himself learned to face reality. Melinda and Will are drawn together out of mutual need, and together they find their way toward personal dignity and a sense of belonging. Performances will be Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m., in the Mel Perry Auditorium at PHS. The play is being directed by Jeff Blanchette. The technical director is TJ Riccardo. There is a cost and tickets may be purchased at the door.

Brass quintet at church The third event in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol, concert series will take place Friday March 18. The event will be a St Patrick’s Day Dinner, at 6 p.m., followed by a concert

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presented by the Candlewood Brass Quintet. Tickets are on sale at the church; children under 6 years of age are free. The Candlewood Brass Quintet is a versatile chamber music ensemble that was formed in 1982. They have performed for weddings, social events, concerts and graduations, including the graduation of a princess, daughter of Jordan’s King Hussein, at the Westover Boarding School for girls in Middlebury. The quintet’s music library numbers more than 300 compositions and arrangements and spans more than 500 years of musical styles. The Candlewood Brass Quintet Features musicians Anthony Nunes and Ed Dickman, both on trumpet, Mike Fitzgerald on trombone, Margaret Fitzgerald on French horn and John Gaiser on tuba. For ticket information or directions, contact Gloria Dei Church at (860) 582-0629 or by e-mail toddhelming@ gdeichurch.com .

same time we were kicking back for a Christmas party watching “Muppet Christmas Carol” and I said, ‘That’s it! I’ll make puppets! How hard can it be?’ Well, if I knew then... Ha-ha. It’s been an adventure ever since.” He said the company has completed several web series as well. Future projects include web-based series such as “Steve the Vampire,” “Animal Behavior” and “Gamrz.” They are also planning a feature film called “Head,” which Williams described as “a low-budget, grind housestyle horror movie” and will be shot this summer. “I hope to broaden my horizons in the realm of film making,” said Williams. “I am really up any challenge placed before me.” Bristol credited Jim Henson, who created The Muppets, with sparking his interest in puppetry. “As a kid I was obsessed with them,” he said. “The Muppets actually got me started in art as a cartoonist.

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The following events are happening at Our Lady of Mercy Church in the Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St.: Saturday, March 12, at 5 p.m., corned beef and cabbage supper; there will also be hotdogs and potato chips. The Shamrock School of Irish Dance and the local parish talent will be performing. To reserve tickets, call (860) 7476825. The monthly breakfast will be held Sunday, March 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. Kid’s Corner will feature St. Patrick’s Day activities.

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The Congregational Church of Plainville, Thrift Shop, 130 W. Main St., will be having a bag sale from now until Saturday, March 19. Customers can bring a grocery bag and fill it for a set price.

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Methodist church events Events at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill are: Girl Scout Sunday, 10 a.m., Sunday, March 13, daylight savings time begins. Methodist Youth Fellowship Rock-a-thon, Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. PUMC Hosts Mid-Week Lenten Worship, Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church at (860) 747-2328.

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Obituaries Mary Scott Mary Jane Scott, 82, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Colchester, Edgartown, Mass., and Jupiter, Fla., died March 2, 2011. She was a four-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. She was born in New Britain, the daughter of Rose DePoto Lippia and Frederick Lippia. She graduated from Plainville High School and received her registered nurse degree from the New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Connecticut and a master of arts and education degree from the University of Kentucky. She also earned an elementary school teaching certificate from Eastern Connecticut State University. She began her career as a nurse and spent much of her career in nursing education and administration. She interned at the Ring Sanitarium, Boston, as a psychiatric nurse and later was the assistant director, at the School of Nursing, St. Joseph’s Hospi-

tal, in Lexington, Ky. She was actively engaged in nursing activities at many of the prominent hospitals in eastern Connecticut. She was a psychiatric nurse at Norwich State Hospital and a teacher at the Niantic Women’s Prison. As a Connecticut visiting nurse for many years, she was the healthcare educator/nurse at Hartford Steam Boiler. She served as the chairwoman of the Colchester Board of Education, and took part in many other town and community activities. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Melvin Scott, Esq.; her three children, Jacqueline R. Scott, Esq. (David Fortney, Esq.), of McLean, Va., Daryl F. Scott, Esq. (Kay Scott, Esq.), of Richmond, Va., David R. Scott, Esq. (Deirdre Devaney, Esq.), of Haddam; her brother, Joseph A. Lippia, of Southington; five grandsons, Hunter Fortney, Jacob and Andrew Scott, Phineas and Olafur Scott; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial donations can be made to University of Con-

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Obituaries Denis Thompson

Margaret Francolino

Feb. 23, 2011, at Bristol Hospital. He was born in New Britain, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Wiezorek) Abramczyk, He lived in New Britain for most of his life until moving to Plainville 22 years ago. A carpenter by trade, he was a proud member of Local 24. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing at Bashan Lake where he enjoyed spending his summers with his family. He was a loving family man who always put others before himself and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his son, Leon J. Abramczyk Jr. and his wife, Mary-Ann, of Southington; his daughter, Karen A. Meehan and her husband, Michael, of Plainville; his grandchil-

dren, Tracey Surrett and her husband, Danny, Jennifer, Steven, and Leon J. Abramczyk III, Kelly DeBellis and her husband, Michael, Laura Meehan and her spouse, Kate Gilman, and Melissa Meehan and her fiance, Ben Sweeney; his great-grandchildren, Justin, Emily, Nolan and Jack; his brother, Henry R. Abramczyk and his wife, Dorothy; and his sister, Theresa Madey. He was predeceased by his sister, Anna Sokolowski, and his brothers, Joseph, Frank, Stanley, John and Lucian Abramczyk. The funeral was held Feb. 28, 2011, at Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at Holy Cross Church, New Britain. Interment was at Sacred Hear Cemetery.

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Margaret A. Francolino, of Forestville, beloved wife of 53 years of the late Joseph Francolino, died Feb. 28, 2011, at Apple Rehab in Cromwell. She was the daughter of the late Manual and Lillian (Sachaklian) Atashian. She was born July 27, 1918, in New Britain, she graduated in1936 from New Britain High School where she excelled in stenography. She met Joseph Francolino where they worked at Corbin Screw Co. in New Britain. The couple married on June 29, 1942, in St. Ann’s Church in New Britain. They lived in New Britain where their two children, Barbara and Richard were born. The couple built a home in Newington in 1953 and resided there until moving to the Forestville section of Bristol in 1965. She was employed at Fafnir Bearing Co. in New Britain where she developed many friendships that continued well after her retirement in 1980. She was a member of the Bristol Senior Center and AARP in Plainville. She and her husband were volunteer drivers for the American Cancer Society. She was an avid reader and could be found browsing the biography section of the Plainville Library. She was a generous and loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother and extremely thoughtful, visiting and sending cards to relatives and friends in the hospital and care facilities. She is survived by a son, Richard Francolino and wife, Cheryl, of Egypt; a daughter, Barbara Parent and husband, Ron, of Southington; five grandchildren, Bryant Carpenter and wife, Colleen, of Portland, Christopher Carpenter and wife, Sharon of Medford,

N.J., Laura Penta and husband, Louis, of Wellington, Fla., Richard and Gregory Francolino, both of Virginia Beach; five great-grandchildren, Matthew and Katie Carpenter, Brady and Jake Penta and Laura A. Carpenter; and two brothers, Herman Atashian, of New Britain and Charles Atashian, of Southington; her sister-inlaw, Marie Gagliardi, of New Britain; a brother-in-law, Francis Franklin; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and William Fischer, and a special cousin, Rose Dell, all of Wallingford; and numerous nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, John Amento, of Jenson Beach, Fla. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Sahadi. The family would like to express its appreciation to the staff at Apple Rehab who interacted daily with their warm and compassionate care of Margaret, especially Kristy, Irene, Allie, Renee, Maxine, Carmen and Robin. The funeral was held March 5, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s Church, 47 Clark St., New Britain, CT 06051.

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Denis C. Thompson, 68, of P l a i nv i l l e , died March 2, 2011, at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Mary (Pratt) Thompson, and the late Ruth (Swenson) Thompson, who predeceased him in 2006. He was born in Milford, on March 3, 1942, one of three sons to the late Henry and Dorothy (Dobson) Thompson. Raised in Newtown, he was a 1960 graduate of Newtown High School, and went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut in 1964, where he was a member of the Beta Sigma Gamma fraternity. He held a longtime career in commercial insurance as an executive at Aetna Life and Casualty, as well as Trumbull Services, a subsidiary of The Hartford. He, along with his wife, Ruth, were devoted to the Plainville Little League. He served as a team manager in the minor division, and served as president for more than 20 years, leaving a great impact. He was recently credited for his volunteerism with the renovated field named in his honor. He was currently serving as a member of the Plainville Parks and Recreation Commission, and could be found many days jogging with his dog at Norton Park. A car enthusiast, he was known for his constant rotating fleet of vehicles, and had a passion for following his alma mater, watching UConn basketball. In addition to his wife, he leaves his son, Henry Thompson; his daughter, Ruth Thompson Mann and her husband, Jonathan; his grandson, William Mann; his brothers, Gordon and his wife, Beverly and Roger and his wife, Vickie; and many other relatives. A celebration of his life was held March 5, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Committal services followed at West Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Plainville Little League, 112

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Letters to the Editor

Education results measure up

To the editor: “Christina,” the anonymous columnist of the “Hometown Connection,” alleged that Plainville’s education system’s, “results and standing in the region do not measure up.” Exactly the opposite is true. The Connecticut Department of Education recognized that the income and educational levels of a community impact the educational results of students, especially in reading and writing. Consequently, the state sets different CMT and CAPT testing goals for each city and town based on a community’s income and education level (i.e., DRGs). DRGs range from A to I. The state would have set Plainville’s DRG level at G (third from the bottom) but the school administration requested

and received permission to be moved up to DRG F so Plainville could strive to achieve the higher goals of richer and better educated communities. Avon and Farmington are both at DRG Level B vs., Plainville’s DRG F. Based on the CERC 2010 Town Profiles, here is the actual data on average income, percent of college graduates and percent of non-high school graduates: Avon — $115,200 income, 65 percent college, and 4 percent non-high school; Farmington — $85,100 income, 52 percent college and 7 percent non-high school; and Plainville — $60,000 income, 26 percent college and 13 percent non-high school. Despite the wide disparity in income and education levels among the three towns, I compared the 2010 CMT and CAPT state goals vs. proficiency scores in math, reading, writing and science for

the eighth-grade students in the three towns. The results were: Avon — Math, 90.6/98.4; Reading, 94.8/97.4; Writing, 88.9/95.6; and Science, 88.3/95.3. Farmington — Math, 87.6/96.0; Reading, 91.3/95.4; Writing, 84.0/92.3; and Science 85.3/90.5. Plainville — Math 77.6/93.7; Reading 76.9/85.5; Writing 58.1/81.9; and Science 82.0/87.4. Plainville exceeded state goals and was very competitive with Avon and Farmington with the exceptions of reading and writing. Lower state goals in those areas clearly reflect their recognition of the impact of the disparity in income and education on students. There is even better news from the seventh- and eighthgrade CMT and CAPT scores who scored even higher. Seventh-graders’ proficiency re-

Government Meetings

Thursday, March 10 Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Recreation and Parks Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Town Council, Municipal Center, public hearing, 7 p.m. Monday, March 14 Board of Education, Plainville High School café, 7 p.m. Budget meeting, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 Budget meeting, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Village Community Room, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 Budget meeting, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Republican Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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sults were Math, 95.4, Reading, 91.5 and Writing, 85.6 and sixth-graders at Math, 95.8; Reading, 91.6 and Writing, 91.6. Science is not tested below the eighth grade. Clearly, the trend is towards even better educational results. Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski and her mentor, James Ritchie (former superintendent), have led Plainville’s education to levels that exceed the state goals and headed towards the levels of achievement of richer and better educated communities. Why would the Board of Education not want to utilize the services of Dr. Ritchie or Dr. Binkowski in seeking a new superintendent to build on the strong foundation they have laid? Imagine what could be achieved if adults without students were as committed to educational excellence as they are to leaf and trash collection. Val E. Dumais Plainville

Support safer football helmets To the editor: In December 2010, we as parents of Plainville High School football players and

in conjunction with the Athletic Department at Plainville High School, started a grassroots effort to raise money to purchase 56 additional football helmets that utilize new technology to help reduce the risk of concussions in our high school players. We believe that these specialized helmets need to be standard football equipment and currently there are not enough of these helmets for every player. We are asking for your support and that you consider being a sponsor of this very important cause. No amount is too small. To date, through the generosity of the community, we have raised $4,200, which is enough to purchase 21 helmets. As you can see, we still have a way to go to reach our goal. Spring training is right around the corner and we would like to see every player in a specialized helmet by the start of training. At this time, we would also like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and local companies for helping to make our vision a reality: Tilcon, Zettergren Family, Jim’s Grocery and Deli

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CitizenSchools

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Scholarships

Dunkin’ Donuts scholarship

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees will award 100, $1,000 scholarships to qualified high school seniors in Connecticut. This year the application process will be completely online at www.dunkindonuts.com/sc holarship. The scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or voca-

Comedian Night The Comedian Night fundraiser for Project Graduation will be held Saturday, March 19 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Northwest Drive. There will be a 50-50 raffle and DJ entertainment. Participants can bring snacks and beverages. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Doreen Corriveau at (860) 250-4443.

Letters Continued from page 12 and customers, Garden Path Florist, Bates Family, Stylair, Ernie Brackett, Ray-M Co Inc., Northeast Riggers, Arrow Manufacturing Co., Strictly Business, CWPM, Roland Dumont, Justin and Tabitha Manafort, Fred Perkins, Liberty Bank, Installations Inc., American and Foreign, Nano Construction, Rockwell Center, Yarde Metals and Infinity Lawn care. Once again, on behalf of the parents and Athletic Department of Plainville High School, thank you for considering supporting this cause and for helping to protect our children from brain injuries. If you wish to make a do-

tional-technical school. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of “well rounded” character: positive academics record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities and experience in the work environment. Deadline for online applications is March 15.

Broadcasting scholarship The Connecticut Broadcasters Association is accepting applications for its 2011 Scholarship Awards.

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100th Day celebration Applications are available online and by phone. Deadline is March 19. Up to $100,000 in scholarship grants will be presented in this year’s program. Awarding of scholarships is based upon the individual’s broadcasting goals, current academic average, extra-curricular activities involving the electronic media, need and recommendations from faculty, employers and others and/or on the basis of need.. Applications are available at www.ctba.org or call the CBA office at (860) 633-5031.

School News Awarded a bachelor’s degree Marissa R. Gray, a 2006 Plainville High School graduate, was awarded her bachelor of science degree in health science on Dec. 10, from Georgia Southern University in Satesboro, Ga. She has relocated to Norcross, Ga. where she will pursue new career opportunities in the health service industry.

Honor roll at St. Paul Darek Chrzanowski, of Plainville, made the honor roll grade 10 Second Honors at St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol.

Schools closed All Plainville schools will be closed on Friday, March 18 due to Professional Development Day. Schools will reopen Monday, March 21. nation, checks may be made out to “Plainville Football” and may be mailed or delivered to Jim’s Grocery and Deli, 361 Woodford Ave., Plainville, CT 06062. Nancy Stefanski Julie Giano Plainville

Sen. Welch heard people’s message To the editor: Many thanks to the Plainville residents who attended my Town Hall Meeting this past week and thanks to the Plainville Public Library for hosting the event. Area residents asked informed questions about our state budget crisis and they suggested creative solutions. The tone throughout the two-

hour meeting was civil and respectful. The message that I heard loud and clear was that Plainville residents want me to say “no” to new taxes and they want me to continue to find ways to make state government more efficient. I plan to do just that. I look forward to future meetings like this and listening to what Plainville has to say. Please continue to contact me at Jason.Welch@ cga.ct.gov with your thoughts and comments. Jason Welch Bristol Jason Welch represents the state Senate 31st District, which includes Plainville, Bristol, Plymouth and Harwinton.

Photo courtesy of Plainville Community Schools

Students and staff at Louis Toffolon Elementary School celebrate the 100th day of school on Feb. 16 with a parade of first-graders. The first-graders made posters with 100 items on each, as well as Tshirts with 100 sight words written on each. In addition, they enjoyed a variety of “100th Day” activities in their classrooms. First-graders, Landon Cody, Autumn Chasse, Lily Barry, Rhianna Marshall and George James show their projects.

Food pantry needs grow To the editor: On behalf of the board of directors, staff, volunteers, and clients, we would like to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt thanks to the community at large for their generosity throughout the year in 2010. Even with the down turn in the economy, kudos to all of you. You helped us to assist those in need in an efficient and effective manner. If we did not have this partnership with in our community we would have never been able to keep up with the demand. We have witnessed the increase in demand for our services and our programs. For example, program services have risen by 34 percent. The most dramatic change

we have seen would be 127 households per month to 170 households. As 2011 begins, we realize that this year’s services will continue to grow putting a strain on our programs as well as the many households throughout our community. Thank you for helping us to continue making a difference in the lives of our less fortunate. We appreciate your support in the past and hope you will continue supporting the Plainville Community Food Pantry and our mission. We extend to you and your family our best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011. Susie Woerz Plainville Susie Woerz is the executive director of Plainville Community Food Pantry.


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March 10

Thursday

Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Friends movie matinee — “Unstoppable,” action thriller to be March movie

matinee, just released in DVD will be screened on Thursday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Information: call the library at (860) 793-1446. Thrift shop bag sale — The Congregational Church of Plainville, Thrift Shop, 130 W. Main St., will be having a bag sale from now until Saturday, March 19. Customers can bring a grocery bag and fill it for a set price. The Thrift Shop at the Congregational Church of Plainville is open Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30

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Friday

Doo Wop Red Riding Hood — Ever wonder what Little Red Riding Hood was doing during the ’50s? The Plainville Chorale Society’s series of children’s concerts takes a doo-wop spin with a totally surprising version of the classic fairy tale. Organizers said to get the idea of the production, “cross the Brothers Grimm with “Grease’.” The production will be presented Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in various businesses in town.

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Saturday

Corned beef and cabbage supper — The follow-

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ing events are happening at Our Lady of Mercy Church in the Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St.: Saturday, March 12 at 5 p.m. corned beef and cabbage supper and there will be hotdogs and potato chips. The Shamrock School of Irish Dance and the local parish talent will be performing. To reserve tickets call (860) 747-6825. Doo Wop Red Riding Hood — See listing on Friday, March 11. Lemming Photography Society exhibit — Photographs by the Lemming Photography Society are in the featured exhibit for March at the Plainville Public Library, 55 E. Main St. The opening reception will be held Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thrift shop bag sale — The Congregational Church of Plainville, Thrift Shop, 130 W. Main St., will be having a bag sale from now until Saturday, March 19. See March 10 listing.

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All-you-can-eat breakfast — An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast will be held on the second Sunday of every month at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St., from 8 to 11 a.m. The choice of menu is juice, eggs, western eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, Texas French toast, bagels, doughnuts and coffee. There is a charge to attend. Children under 6 are free. Open to the public.

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Monday

Art League — The Art League of Plainville meets on the second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Meetings are free and open to the public. Plainville Choral Society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Information: call Mal Cummings, at (860) 7475695, or Maureen Deming, at (860) 559-9781. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon at (860) 7934113.

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Tuesday

Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 Women’s Auxiliary holds open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Ladies Guild card party — The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., will hold its annual scholarship card party Tuesday, March 15. Members may pay their card party

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

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tickets and any outstanding dues at the luncheon. Relay For Life 2011 meeting — Meetings for Relay For Life of Plainville 2011 will be held at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., team captains at 6 p.m., committees at 7:15 p.m. The dates are Tuesday, March 15; and Wednesdays, April 6, May 4 and June 1.

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Wednesday

Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is now served at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., at 5 p.m., on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Grandparents support group — Grandparents / Relatives Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet Wednesday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. Information or to register by March 14, call the senior center, (860) 747-5728. 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. Information: call Michael Blanchard at (860) 628-8326. Thrift shop bag sale — The Congregational Church of Plainville, Thrift Shop, 130 W. Main St., will be having a bag sale from now until Saturday, March 19. See March 10 listing.

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Thursday

Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Lighter than Air — Lighter than Air will meet on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central

Square. Thrift shop bag sale — The Congregational Church of Plainville, Thrift Shop, 130 W. Main St., will be having a bag sale from now until Saturday, March 19. See March 10 listing.

Talent show benefits PARC

The Plainville Talent Show being organized by PARC, Family-Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, will be held Friday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event venue is at RockWells, formerly Celebrations Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., with a fee for adults, 12 and under free. For more information, call (860) 747-0316 or e-mail parc.plainville@gmail.com .

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Continued from page 12 quick background. Facebook was started as a way to interact with friends on the Internet. It was created in 2004 and has expanded exponentially since then. It’s a very simple process — as an individual you can create your own page with just an e-mail address and a few personal details. Then you can connect with your friends and other businesses in the area, following “pages,” like the one we’ve created, and stay in touch with the world 24/7. It is good for both keeping up to date with news, such as in the case of The Citizens, as well as friends, on a more personal level. So if you haven’t tried it out, do so and make sure to follow The Southington and Plainville Citizens today.

Contestants will have to walk, ride and drive their way through Farmington Valley to earn points for the 2nd annual Saint Patrick’s themed, O’Mazing Race fundraiser on Saturday, March 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Deadline to register is March 11. The event, which requires contestants to do silly things or find unusual items, will begin at the Farmington Community Center at 1 Montieth Drive. To register, stop at the Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Avenue, Plainville, call (860) 793-9631 or visit www.ghymca.org. Participants must be 21 years old. There is a charge to participate. The YMCA is seeking sponsors for the O’Mazing Race and its wrap party. The post-event party will include a silent auction and the YMCA is looking for goods and services. For more information, contact Sally Miller at (860) 793-9631.

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CitizenSeniors

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Senior Happenings

Fun and Games

Fun and Games will be held at Linden Street School Cafeteria, 69 Linden St. on Thursdays, March 10, 17 and 24, 3:30 to 5 p.m. The Plainville Family Resource Network is looking

for senior friends who would be interested in playing card games or board games, such as Scrabble, checkers, etc. with groups of three to four children. Anyone helping only needs to play games. Plainville Family Resource Network will provide the

games and are responsible for the children, they are just looking for some extra adults who would like to have some fun. For more information or to volunteer some time, contact Carolyn Coughlin, (860) 7936304.

This was Miller’s first attempt at creative writing. Both look forward to sharing their works and to encourage others to tap into their own creative resources. Refreshments will be served. Call the senior center to register.

Short stories and celebration

Caregiving Connections

On Monday, March 14, at 3 p.m., senior center members, Sally Miller and Pat Roper, will read their short stories and essays, which were recently published in an anthology called “Mosaics.” They competed against seniors from seven states. Only 53 writers were chosen to have their works published. Roper also recently won the 2010 Older American Month essay contest “Age Strong Live Long,” and a few years ago she published a short children’s book entitled “Grandmother’s Prayer.”

Caregiving Connections will be held at the Plainville Senior Center on Tuesday, March 15, at 10 a.m. People gather to share experiences, friendship and support about caring for their loved ones. Extended confinement during the winter can add to the challenge of providing care to a loved ones and taking good care of oneself. Caregivers from any town are welcome to attend. For more information call Bette at the senior center and let her know if anyone will need a volunteer to visit with a loved one while attending the meeting.

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Senior Bowling League reports bowling results

Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Feb. 28: High bowler, women — Sue Holcomb, 170 High bowler, men — Jim Rau, 210 Ham bone club — Jim Ray, George Boucher, Dan Hurley, Bill Dodez, Richard Bushey Turkey club — Jim Ray-2, George Boucher, Dan Hurley, Bill Dodez, Richard Bushey, Tom Genovese, Jim Stuart, Paul Bisco, Bob Duval, Cookie Nemec Split club — John Delin, Richard Bushey, Rocky Roberts, Rose Plourde, Tom Maher, Tony Rosenthal, Tom Genovese, Ron Jablonski, Marie Cyr, Jane Deblois, Dan Hurley, Helen Marinelli, Al Cassella, Simone Guimond, Mary Jane Dumais, Jackie Corbin, Judy Tracey, Bob Duval-2, Tina Wishart 200 club — Jim Ray, 210; Dan Hurley, 201 For information, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 7472918.


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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, March 10, 2011

Health and Wellness Briefs

‘Buy a Date’ auction to benefit Petit foundation A bachelor and bachelorette will be “auctioned off ” Saturday, April 16 to benefit the Petit Family Foundation. The second annual “Buy a Date and Be the Change” charity auction will begin at 7 p.m. at the Zen Bar, 317 Farmington Ave., Plainville. The event is being presented by the Perfect Benefit, a division of Perfect Productions, in conjunction with the Zen bar. Tickets are now being sold. The auction will feature 40 local business professionals who will donate themselves to be “auctioned off ” for a dream date with the highest bidder. Each auction will include a date package. The target market for this event is men and women between the ages of 23 and 35. The auction is being held to benefit the Petit Family Foundation, honoring Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit, who died in a home invasion in 2007. The foundation supports

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the education of young people, specifically women in the science field, those suffering from chronic illness, and in the protection and aid of those affected by acts of violence. With the hopes of raising the greatest amount of money to benefit the foundation, any donation or sponsorship will benefit this cause. Organizers said all items will be extremely helpful, including, but not limited to gift certificates, tickets, flowers and gifts. For more information about the auction, sponsorship or donations, bachelor or bachelorette application, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact Jaclyn Rose or Adrienne Johnson at jaclyn@perfectprod.com or adrienne@perfectprod.com or visit the Perfect Benefit website at hwww.theperfectbenefit.org. Tickets will also be available at the door at a higher cost.

Meetings for Relay For Life of Plainville 2011 will be held at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., team captains at 6 p.m., committees at 7:15 p.m. The dates are Tuesday, March 15; and Wednesdays, April 6, May 4 and June 1. The event, which supports the American Cancer Society, will be held June 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 10 a.m., in Norton Park, Plainville.

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Cancer survivor program On Wednesday, March 30, at 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. Carrie King, nutritionist at The Hospital of Central Connecticut will discuss “Healthy Eating for the Cancer Survivor.” A representative from the American Cancer Society will share in-

formation about the free programs and services ACS offers for cancer patients, caregivers and their families. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Kris Farina at (860) 410-9820. For more information on Relay For Life of Plainville, visit www.plainvillerelay.org.

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Welch Continued from page 2 ing into agencies, finding out where the waste and excess is, and trimming, it isn’t done.” Welch, who lives in Bristol, showed attendees at the library program a series of slides depicting graphs and pie charts of how the state’s money is split up and where citizens’ taxes go, as well as bullet points of how much money requested for the new budget. The governor’s budget proposal will take $878 million from personal income tax and $461 million from sales and use tax, according to one of the slides. It will also raise taxes on rental cars, property taxes on boats and planes, cigarettes and alcohol. “We have one of the highest per gallon prices in gas in the country,” Welch said. “Sixty percent of that price

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State Sen. Jason Welch, left, of the 31st District, addresses the crowd last Thursday night at a public forum held at the Plainville Public Library. Sen. Rob Kane, of the 32nd District, came as well to answer questions on the minds of Plainville residents. is tax, and by the way, the governor’s budget proposes to increase the tax on gasoline.” Plainville Town Council Chairman Dan Hurley was at the meeting, and said the town lost $600,000 because of the manufacture pilot. He added the town lost an additional $2 million last year and $1.2 million this year. He

said the town is going to have to tax double on citizens. “We’re going to drive our people out of this town to the next town,” Hurley said. “That’s not right.” “It’s not even option, they’re telling you you have to tax your way out of this,” Kane said in response. Welch asked the crowd at one point which part of the

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Lee, Dalena tops in CCC South Devils fourth overall at divisional meet By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

The Plainville High swim team is a program headed in the right direction. Although the Blue Devils could only mange a fourth place finish in the Central Connecticut Conference South Championship meet Saturday at PHS, coach Randy Doucette is upbeat. “My kids all swam great today,” he said. “But there is a lot of room for improvement. We had only four days to taper after coming home from

Florida, so we should be in even better shape for the state Class S meet.” Doucette took his team, which had a regular season record of 11-4, to Fort Lauderdale for training during the February break. “Normally I have a couple of weeks to get ready for this meet,” said Doucette. “But with the break a week later this year, we didn’t have the time we usually do.” Still Doucette said that the team’s performance was “excellent.” He singled out Andrew Lee who won the breaststroke with a time of 1:04.52, finishing ahead of teammate Andrew Rottier’s second place finish of 1:08.74. Rottier also had a good 200

yard individual medley, finishing third. Plainville also took first place in diving when Peter Dalena scored 219.60 points in the competition held Thursday. “I’m hoping that our success here today breeds more success in the state meet,” said Doucette. “Then we hope the program keeps building as it has in recent years.” Other notable performances Saturday included the 200 yard medley relay team of Dalena, Lee, Mike Rottier and Cam Agbaso, which took third, Mike Rottier’s fourth in the 500 yard freestyle and sixth in the 100 yard butterfly, Lee’s third in the 50

yard freestyle, Dalena’s fourth in the 100 yard backstroke and Agbaso’s third in the 100 yard freestyle and fourth in the 50 freestyle. Plainville’s 200 yard freestyle relay team took second to Middletown with a time of 1:36.55. The meet was won by Middletown with 331 points. Berlin was second with 248, the Bristol Co-op program was third with 239, Plainville was fourth with 231, the Meriden Co-op program was fifth with 104 and Bulkeley was sixth with 92 points. Plainville will next compete in the CIAC Class S state meet. Class S diving will be held March 9. Swimming will take place March 16.

‘It just wasn’t our night’: Boys hoop falls in Class M opener By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The Plainville High School boys basketball team fell to host Notre Dame-Fairfield, 74-53, Monday night in the opening round of the CIAC Class M state tournament. Despite the lopsided score, PHS coach Marc Wesoly is not certain the best team advanced. “I think we can beat them probably five, six times out of 10,” the third-year head man said. Wesoly pointed out Notre Dame’s small gym posed problems for the Blue Devils. “If we played them on our court, I think it’s a different outcome, totally,” he said. Brett Litke pumped in 19 points for Plainville, the tournament’s 30th seed.

Chase Tarca netted 12 points and Ross Zettergren collected 15 rebounds for the Blue Devils. No. 3 Notre Dame (18-3) held a 12-point lead at halftime. Plainville whittled the home team’s advantage to just three soon after the break, but Notre Dame responded with a 20-3 run to knock the wind out of the Blue Devils. “We hit a dry spell. We couldn’t hit anything,” said Wesoly. “We forced a lot of shots that we normally don’t. And I think a lot had to do with the type of game it was; the atmosphere. It was loud.” If his troops could find a way to get past Notre Dame, Wesoly saw a pathway to the semifinals. “If we wanted to

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get far, we knew we had to beat a good team. Unfortunately, that good team was in the first round,” the coach said. “To be great you have to beat a great team. It just wasn’t our night.” Plainville wrapped up its 2010-11 campaign with a mark of 9-12, and along the way, claimed its second straight Rybczyk Christmas tournament title. Despite turning in a solid year and qualifying for the postseason for the first time since 2007, the bus ride home from Fairfield was a somber one. “They’re down. They’re upset that the season ended. But I told them we achieved a lot this year,” said Wesoly. “It’s going to hurt for a little bit, but this is how you grow to become a young man. You’ve got to roll with the punches. It’s a good growing experience for them.” Plainville loses five players to graduation: Litke, Tarca, Zettergren, Tyler Wesolowski and Tyler Guimond. Wesoly said their departure leaves “a huge hole.”

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Chase Tarca, pictured, and the Plainville High School boys basketball team’s 2010-11 season came to an See Hoop, page 21 end Monday night.


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Wrestler Spence earns win at New Englands; Mills competes in gymnastics Open By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Plainville High School heavyweight Kevin Spence headed into the New England wrestling tournament, held this past weekend in New Haven, with modest expectations. “I knew for the whole tournament I was going to have my hands full,” the senior said. “I just wanted to wrestle my hardest. I knew these were the best kids in New England. I just wanted to have a good run at it.” Realistically, Spence knew placing at the event would be no easy feat. But his inner warrior had a hard time accepting that. “I always thought I could beat these kids,” he said. “But these kids were a lot bigger than me. I had to have my best match, every match.” Spence would win one of his three matches at the New Englands. He earned a spot

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Senior Kevin Spence, pictured in action against Berlin’s Mason Powers this season, was the Plainville High School wrestling team’s lone representative at the 2011 New England tournament. there by placing third at the CIAC Class M meet and fourth at the State Open. Spence’s losses at the New Englands came to State Open champions from New Hampshire and Vermont. “I just

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happened to fall in a very difficult spot,” said the senior, Plainville’s lone representative at the New Englands. In his first match last weekend, Spence was pinned in the second round. He then dropped into the wrestleback bracket where he outpointed a guy from Rhode Island, 4-0. From there, Spence was defeated 7-3. Aside from his coaches, Spence had solid support at the New Englands. Also, teammates asked Spence for — and received — text message updates throughout the tournament. Spence said representing the town and the state “felt real good.” “My head coach (Doug Fink) hadn’t been here since he’s been at Plainville. He appreciated it a lot. I didn’t want to let him down. I gave it all I had,” said Spence, a team captain. Five Connecticut wrestlers won New England titles, including Daniel Hand-Madison heavyweight Joseph DeMichele, who Spence tangled with at the State Open. The PHS wrestling team is losing a lot of talent to graduation, but Spence is confident the program will be okay. The returning guys “just have to stay focused, get stronger, and get more technique,” he said. “These kids next year are going to step up.”

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Plainville High School senior Alyssa Mills competed in the CIAC State Open gymnastics competition this past weekend at Pomperaug High. And Spence plans to do his part to foster their growth. “Whenever I have some free time, I’ll come down and help them out,” he said. Spence plans to play college football, but has not decided on a school. This past fall he helped lead the longstruggling PHS football team to the Central Connecticut Conference South Division title and to the state playoffs for the first time since 1997. “I’m just having a great year so far. I couldn’t ask for a better senior year,” said Spence, who will compete in track and field this spring. Competing as a “team of one”, Plainville High School senior Millie Mills performed well at the CIAC State Open gymnastics competition, held this past weekend at Pomperaug High. Mills finished better than her seed in each of her events. She placed 17th on vault and 19th on floor. “I did my best,” said Mills. “I was seeded a lot lower than what actually hap-

pened. So I’m happy with that.” The State Open draws the Top 40 gymnasts in each event, regardless of school size. Earlier this season, Mills manufactured her 1,000th career point, a major accomplishment in the sport. Competing in just eight or nine meets each year, Mills had to compile some 30 points permeet to achieve the milestone. Mills practices and competes alongside the Farmington High gymnastics team. “It would be awesome” for PHS to have a gymnastics team, said Mills, who has competed in the sport since the age of four. “But I’m not sure there’s a lot of interest.” Like Kevin Spence, Mills has put together a memorable senior year. In the fall, she claimed the Class S state title in diving. “It’s been good,” Mills said See Mills, next page


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of her senior year in athletics. And more good things are sure to come. She’s a topnotch track and field athlete as well.

Mills is a team captain in swimming and track. “It’s about setting a good example,” she said of the leadership role. Mills is pondering continuing her track and field career in college, but has yet to solidify plans.

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direction, Wesoly indicated his returning guys must not Continued from page 19 hang up their basketball “These seniors have been shoes. “Tonight can’t be the through a lot,” he added. last time they dribble a bas“They’ve been through a win- ketball, or shoot a basketless season. They’ve had two ball,” he said. coaches in four years. Last After all, Wesoly is not conyear, I think we all agree that tent with Plainville being a we underachieved. This year, we took that next step. And one-and-done state tournathat’s what we wanted to do.” ment team. “We have bigger If the Blue Devils are to and better things to achieve,” continue moving in the right he said.

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Central Valley Panthers cheerleaders shined at the 2011 NCA All-Star National Championship in Dallas. Panthers cheerleaders, including Plainville’s Chanel Macklin, Kelsea Giantonio, Morgan Susco and Tauri Spencer, are pictured in action town’s business. It’s unfortu- at the Northeast Blizzard Cheerleading Competition, held last month at Plainville nate we have to go this way.” High School. Continued from page 5 Earlier in the evening, dur-

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ing oral petitions, Thomas Arcari Sr., former councilman, and Kathleen Pugliese both spoke against the council further pursuing financial details from the board of education. “This is a true embarrassment to the town, all over our money by our two elected boards. I’ll support them (the board of education) on not supplying (it). The only time you need detailed information is now,” during budget season, Arcari said. Pugliese attended the second and last arbitration. “The boards are so far apart. I don’t believe it is possible to move forward. The arbitration I went to was hostile, non-productive. Making a decision tonight is not just for Plainville but has a far reaching impact,” she said. The public hearing will be held Monday, April 4, 7 p.m., in council chambers.

The CVP Senior 3 Small team was crowned national champion and won the Innovative Choreography award. CVP’s Senior 3 Large team placed second in its division, finishing less than one point out of first place. The nationals were attended by nearly 16,000 cheerleaders and 35,000 spectators.


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Michael Harder is the newest technical director of municipal services at Loureiro Engineering Associates, 100 Northwest Drive, Plainville. Harder was previously employed 32 years at the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He most recently held the position of the chief of the Bureau of Waste Management. He retired from state service in 2006 and has worked as a volunteer for the

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GMC SIERRA 2008 Auto, 4x2, Low Miles. $14,491 Stock# C7025 (203) 237-5561

SAAB 9-3 2008 IT’S Your lucky day! I’ll get rid of those junk vehicles in your yard & pay you too! Free towing, Free Pickup! (203) 631-0800 or (203) 630-2510

Auto, Leather, Sunroof. Very Clean $16,991 Stock# C7036 (203) 237-5561

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund

1-800-527-3863

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Paying cash for junk motorcycles, cars & trucks, dead or alive. Free pickup/towing. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510.


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BOATS & MOTORS

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Pekingese, Yorkie, Bugg, Poodle Mix. $250+.

COBIA 24' 2000 240 Walkaround. Fishing or Family fun! enclosed Bimini, cuddy cabin, live well, depth/fish finder, 250 hp Mercury outboard. Low hours. Well maintained. E-Z load trailer. Asking $17,900. Call Tom 203-238-2820

PETS & LIVESTOCK

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience classes starting March 28 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.

ELECTRONICS 27” Panasonic console color Tv. Asking $95 or best offer. Call 203-815-5581

860-930-4001 PUREBRED BLACK LAB No papers. Virgin. 18 months old. Housebroken. 860-349-1588 or 860-510-3707

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS

JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus $400 (203) 238-2460

Portable Dust Collector RELIANT Model NN-821 $200 (203) 238-2460

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

WANTED TO BUY

Appliance Repairs GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies, Top quality. Working lines. Shots, dewormed, tattoed. AKC reg. $1000. Guaranteed. Serious inquiries please. (860) 655-0889

Will Deliver

203-284-8986

WALLINGFORD - 3BR House, 1.5 baths, private parking, private yard. Easy access to highways. $1400 per month + sec. dep. Call 203-265-1278 or 203-668-9024

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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

203-238-3499 Always Buying Everything Old or Collectible. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-284-3786 or 203-269-4975

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

HOUSES FOR RENT

ALWAYS Buying, Old, used and antique hand tools. Carpentry, machinist and workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that you are no longer using, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860613-1108

MERIDEN 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths. 1396 N Colony Rd, 1B WellMntd Townhouse 2 Car Pkng $1,100/Mo + Uts 203-589-5144 MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853 MERIDEN- Cozy, 1 BR, 1 bath condo. $650/mo. 1 mo. rent plus 2 mos. sec. No utils incl. Call cell 203-213-2352

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE. 1BR, large 1st floor apt, eat in kit, liv rm. hardwood flrs, front & rear porch, off st, parking. W/D available. Pet ok. $840/mo. Call 203-250-8288

CHILDREN’S All wood bunk/ trundle bed with desk, 3 drawers & large storage compartment. Includes 2 mattresses. $400 or best offer. Call (203) 235-0840

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DANBURY-MINT 22kt gold WWF cards $100.00. 203-237-0912 LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS AKC & OFA Registered. Vet certified. Health guaranteed. Parents used in therapy. $800. RedRiverRetrievers.com Sire hunts. Call (860) 681-5402

JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus $400 (203) 238-2460

Portable Dust Collector RELIANT Model NN-821 $200 (203) 238-2460

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

RIDING LESSONS English & Western. Spring Special -

10 lessons for $350!

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144

Rap-A-Pony Farms 203-265-3596

Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS DRUMS Bass, Snare, Tom-Tom. $90 203-634-0809

GUITAR/BASS LESSONS At SherStudios All styles & levels for fun or career from 25 year exp’d Hartt grad and recording artist Jamie Sherwood. Call (860) 793-0669 www.jamiesherwood.com

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome WEIGHT BENCH Like new. Asking $75. Call 203-265-3427

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

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

HOUSES FOR RENT

SPRING HORSEBACK RIDING! Rosehaven Stables, LLC/ Meriden www.rosehavenstables.com/ 203-238-1600

WW II Swords

203-238-3308

Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MERIDEN- 3BR, 7 rooms, 2 level Colonial w/garage for rent. Spacious yard. $1400/mo. No utilities. incl. Pets allowed. Please call (860) 770-2595

NEW BRITAIN: 55+ 1 & 2 BR units for rent. Fully applianced w/ washer & dryer. Wall to wall carpeting, central A/C, parking garage, community room, elevator.

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

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

For an application and more information, call:

(860) 257-1330 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1, 2, 3 & 4BR. Starting at $500. West Side - Recently Renovated. Off st parking. No pets. Sec, refs. Ask Lisa about our specials. Call 203-935-6612

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 bath. All appliances included. W/D. Gas heat. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. No pets. Call 203-464-8066

Flanders West Apts BURGUNDY Color leather sofa, w/chair & ottoman purchase from Cheshire Furn. Barn. Berkline HeavyDuty Recliner, color Burgundy. All for $550. Call 203-903-7075

ANVIL PLACE APTS.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 2 & 3 BR apts From $725 + sec. & utils. Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $240/wkly+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st reet parking. No smoking. No pets. Heat & HW included. $850 month. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN -1 ROOM Private Bath. Clean. Stove, fridge. Broad Street. No pets. 2 mos security. Credit check req. $450. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN -11 Camp Street 3BR, 3rd flr. $900/mo + security. Fresh paint, new flooring. Utilities not included. Off-street parking. Call 860-209-0646 MERIDEN -Beautiful, Remodeled ● 2 & 3BR, Large. Sherman Ave. ● 3+ BR, Franklin Street Laundry Room Off st parking Hardwood flrs. (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN 1 Large BR Apartment on 1st Floor. Newly remodeled. Hdwd Flrs. $700/ mo. Can be made into 2 BR. 203-235-5364 or 203-500-9080 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BR. New kitchen & baths. New appls, hdwd flrs, off st parking. Laundry. Private porches, nice views. $645 & up. 203-430-0340

Only $950 MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR. 2nd Floor. Newly carpeted BR, walk-in kit, full bath. $750 incl heat, HW & cooking gas. Parking. Small pet OK. Lincoln St. 203-440-4789 MERIDEN 2 bdrm. 224 Crown St. 2nd fl. Recently renovated, big and bright with new appliances, off street parking, $800 mo + gas heat and electric utilities. Security deposit. Call 203-630-2186 MERIDEN 2 Bedroom, 2nd Floor Apartment. 1 bath, Appliances Incl. 110 Colony St. Off St. Parking. Section 8 Approved. $800 + Sec. Call 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Flr. Fresh Paint. New Flooring. Lrg lot. Utilities not incl. $710/Mo + Sec. 203-464-0815. Woodland Street MERIDEN 2 BR, 3rd Floor. 53 Washington St. Clean, new paint. Appliances. Laundry facilities. No pets. $725/mo + 2 mos. security. (203) 494-2147 MERIDEN 2 BR. $775. 3 BR w/2 full baths $875. Both with appls. Hdwd flrs. Parking. Utils not incl. 1 Mo rent + sec. Credit check. Call 646-345-2636 MERIDEN 3 BR Clean, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Small pets at discretion of landlord. 136 Bunker Ave. $980 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN 3BR, 1.5 bath, basmt W/D hookup, $1200/m + utils. 1m sec. No pets. Avail 3/1. Call 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1290 MERIDEN 3BR, 2 full BA, lg rms w/much closet space, W/D in bsmt, off-st-park, $1200/mo + sec & utils. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. Avail now. 203-537-1772 MERIDEN- FULLY FURNISHED 1BR, LR, kit., prvt bath $675/mo. Also, 2 BR apt, 3rd flr, $775/mo. Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203-238-9772 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-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

Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included 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 - 2 BR, large 2nd flr apt. $680/mo. 302 East Main St. (203) 715-1296 MERIDEN-2BR, quiet bldg. 3rd flr. Off-st-parking. Avail now! $750/mo. 1 car gar optional. W/D hkup 203-641-8483 MERIDEN-3BR remodeled. Offst-parking. Sect 8 approved. Avail 3/8. $1300/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN-3BR, nice size 2nd flr apt, $850/mo incl. new refrig., new stove, w/d hookup in unit. No pets, utils or smoking. 1 yr lease, credit chk & refs req. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-6088348 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully appl. kit. inc. A/C, onsite prkg, private balcony. $635/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 x1

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1st flr, Fridge, stove, w/d. $900/mo. + 1 mo. sec. 2BR, 3rd flr, w/d hookup. $700/mo. Both downtown w/ off st. parking. Available April 1. Call (203) 915-8940 WALLINGFORD - 2BR, small 2nd flr apt, private rd, no smoking/ pets. $875. Call (203) 269-1562 WALLINGFORD - Beautiful location! North Main St. Remodeled 5 rooms, hdwd flrs, new appls, w/ attic space. 2nd flr. Smoke free. $1200. Sec. & refs. 203-269-7671 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Fl. Remodeled, C-Air & heat. EIK, new appls & cabinets. Off st parking. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $700 + sec 203-272-3855 WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fence in yard. Garage extra. $900. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD Choate area. Off No. Main St. Walking distance to library & downtown. 1 BR Apt. Off st. parking. No smoking, no pets. $725 + sec. 203-265-3092 WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD $800 1 BR, 3rd Floor. Off st parking. WD hookup. S Orchard St. Call Dennis 203-395-1961

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

ROOMMATES RELIABLE ROOMMATE Female to share w/same in Meriden condo. $650/mo incl utils. Newly built 3 story townhouse, only 3 yrs old. Hdwd flrs thru-out. Share DR, LR, kitch, 1.5 baths. 1st mo. rent req’d. No pets. Call (917) 886-1740 leave message.


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, March 10, 2011 ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN- Energy Star certified new homes with a 2 year warranty at Cobblestone. www.cobblestonect.com Call 203-269-0325

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

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

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

ELDERLY CARE COMPANION/CNA Low rates. Reliable. Good heart. FT. Light cleaning, appts, etc. CT# NA9992203 Rose 203-430-5881

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

HOUSE CLEANING CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720 YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

CARPENTRY FENCING See how we can turn your Attic or Basement into Usable Space at www.

atticbasementsolutions.com Endless interior remodeling ideas. Call 203-537-5795 lic#573229 WATER PROBLEMS Roofs to cellars resolved by experienced contractor. Lic & Ins. Free estimates. 203-238-1449 # 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com ADDITIONS, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Window & door replacement. Repairs of all types. Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

COMPUTER SERVICES HALLOFGAMING EX-DM Internet, PC Gaming, DDR & Tournaments. FREE 4 Hrs to New Customers All Sun $10. 220 N Colony, Wallingford (203) 793-7712

Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 BICO FENCE - All types of quality fencing & repairs available. Professional installations. 20 years exp. Lic’d & ins’d. 203715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

GUTTERS

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

FOUNDATIONS For additions and garages. Excavating and drainage. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT #604493

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

HANDYPERSONS

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

HARDWOOD FLOORING RC HARDWOOD FLOORS, LLC Install, finish & refinishing. All repairs. Big & Small jobs. Free estimates. HIC. #0612038. Call (203) 723-2175

Call 24 Hours-a-Day 7 Days-a-Week

(203) 238-1953 or 1-800-228-6915 x2393 It’s About Time

GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

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

ADD A CLOSET or remodel a kitchen... whatever your home improvement needs are call JP Wolfe Contracting. (203) 2695175 Est. 1983. CT Reg # 0629780

ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC. Res & small Commercial mowing, winter/spring cleanups. Affordable, reliable, insured. 203-687-1347

MASONRY

FOUNDATION crack injections, basement dewatering systems. Transferable warranties. Call (203) 265-4474 CT Reg#603313 www.andersonwaterproofing.net JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 FOUNDATION water proofing, crack injection, floor and yard drains. Evacating and drainage. Call Stepping Stone 203-631-3181 CT Reg #604493

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

POWER WASHING

The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

HOUSE CLEANING

POLISH/English speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455 SPRING Specials- Roofing, Siding, Windows. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177 FREE Gutter cleaning with free roofing estimate. Complete home renovations, all types of roofing & repairs, incl. flat. Ct Reg #572776. Call 4 det. Quality Improvements 203-200-9861 SAMMY ROOFING All type roofing, shingle, torch, rubber. Quality work. Free est. 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481

SERVICES OFFERED

Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 SANDBLASTING We come to you. Snowplows, trailers, truck bodies, etc. Reasonable prices. Bill Coleman. 203-715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

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

WANTED TO RENT SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756 WANTED Studio Apt for a clean, non smoking, non drinking sr citizen. Only hope is that there is a W/D hookup. Robert 203-265-2666 or 203-393-8931

WANTED-Kitchen to rent in Wallingford. Willing to share Starting Cake bus 203-3761514 alyssaP021@yahoo.com

MERIDEN $118,000 Must see to appreciate this great condo 2nd fl unit. Features pergo fls in LR & office area, ceramic tile in DR & kit w/oak cabs, 2 built-in AC units, heated secure gar w/remote, sec sys. HOA inc: heat & hot water. Call Annemarie 203235-3300

MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS SO. MERIDEN- 8600 sq. ft bldg w/retail exposure. Loaded w/amenities. $4900/mo. (860) 384-4205 anytime. Let’s talk!

HOUSES FOR SALE

MYRTLE BEACH, SC

REDUCED! $79,500 Ground level ranch, 2BR, 2 bath, furnished! 7th fairway is your backyard on Island Green Golf Course. Indoor/outdoor Pool, tennis, large fitness room. Call 203-271-3172

SIDING

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

HELP WANTED

203-237-0350 BODY SHOP TECHNICIAN

CT Reg. #516790

V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

WLFD $309,900 Spacious 3 family-exceptional Condition! Newer kitchens and baths, updated plumbing, heating and electrical. All separate utilities. Wood flooring and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618

The Body Shop at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire is growing! Our high volume collision shop has an opportunity for the right candidate. Excellent work environment and income potential. Qualified candidates will need to be:

SNOW PLOWING

A motivated and certified professional. ● Good work ethic. ● A desire to take the next step in an already successful career. ● A positive attitude. ●

SNOWPLOWING Residential, commercial. Pricing includes clearing of sidewalks. Lic, insured. 203-605-1890

TREE SERVICES

What we offer: A challenging position with an aggressive pay plan. ● A clean, modern shop with state-of-the-art equipment. ● High volume repairs. ● A choice of medical plans. ● A dental plan. ● A 401k retirement program. ● A professional atmosphere that fosters growth. ●

ROOFING

LET me clean your home/office for less $. Will beat other quotes by 20%. (Mature Woman/US Citizen). Call (203) 238-0566

V. NANFITO

LAWN & GARDEN

HEATING & COOLING

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Advertise

LANDSCAPING

PLUMBING

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122

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

WATERPROOFING

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CONCRETE & CEMENT

C&M CONSTRUCTION

ROOFING

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

WINDOW REPLACEMENT

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

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

REPLACE YOUR OLD WINDOWS Save Money on Heating! Do the entire house or work within your budget by scheduling one room or one window at a time. Call JP Wolfe Contracting (203) 269-5175 for free estimate. CT Reg #0629780

MERIDEN $315,000 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203235-3300

To determine if a mutual interview should be the next step, please email your resume to Gary Plourde at garyp@richardchevy.com or call 203-272-1000.

HELP WANTED CABLE TECHS! WILL TRAIN! If you have knowledge in wiring, electrical, CATV, a good attitude and willingness to learn, you may qualify for our training program! Experienced techs can qualify for $2000 Bonus! Must have valid driver’s license and meet drug screening and background check criteria to qualify. Apply in person from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Omni Engineering 100 Raton Drive, Milford CT 06461 203-647-6510 NEW YEAR ★★ NEW CAREER BRING IN 2011 By Getting A ★ NEW POSITION ★ In a Growing Industry 23 Limited Positions Available In: ★Customer Service ★General Labor ★Retail/Sales ★2nd Line Mgmt. (Students & all others welcome to apply) Must be able to start ASAP Call to Schedule your interview! Call Now 860-329-0330 or 203-721-2047 Email resume to: rb_boyle@yahoo.com PART TIME Office Support Person for non profit business lender in Meriden. 10-20 hours per week. This position will perform data entry and other general office duties as required as well as provide coverage for the front desk. The ideal candidate must have excellent computer skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to multitask. EOE. Send resume and salary requirements to Kathy Domijan 965 East Main St. Meriden, CT 06450 or k.domijan@cedf.com

Wire Turks Head Operator The Specialty Metal Products Division of AMETEK, Inc. a manufacturer of highly engineered strip and wire products has an opening for an experienced individual to work in our wire department as a turks head operator. We are looking for a production worker with experience in setting up and operating square wire and shaped wire machinery. Candidates must possess high mechanical aptitude, be flexible, able to learn quickly, willing to work in a team environment, selfmotivated and work with minimal supervision. This is 2nd or 3rd shift position. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online at: http://www.ametek.com/ careers/index.aspx An Equal Opportunity Employer

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EXTRA INCOME NEEDED? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

The Smart Career Move Good News: Employers still need people with the right skills.

EARLY MORNING HOURS AVAILABLE FOR

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Billing Clerk

CNA/Home Health Aide Needed in Meriden, Wallingford, Middletown, New Britain, Bristol, Southington & surrounding towns. Criminal Background checked by agency. Car transportation desirable. Excellent pay rates for experienced staff. Spanish speaking a plus. E.O.E

WILLCARE 370 Silas Deane Highway Wethersfield CT

860-561-0599 HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE Asst- Seeking professional with strong interpersonal/organizational/writng /multi-tasking/computer skills. 3 yrs exp. BS/BA degree a plus. Send cover letter & resume lflynn@haven-ct.org. No phone calls.

Wallingford Public Schools

HELP WANTED

ATTENTION! 3 PEOPLE NEEDED To assist mgr. Must have good personality & neat appearance. Car helpful. Opportunity to $1000 bi-weekly. Call 203-2353710 between 10am and 12pm.

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL

Wallingford Public Schools

(E.C. Stevens Elementary School)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Start Date: On or about July 1, 2011. Intermediate administrator’s certification and experience as a teacher and administrator at the elementary level required. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. Apply on-line @ www.wallingford.k12.ct.us Deadline: April 1, 2011 LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

(James H. Moran Middle School) Start Date: On or about July 1, 2011. Intermediate administrator’s certification and experience as a teacher and administrator at the middle school level required. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. Apply on-line @ www.wallingford.k12.ct.us Deadline: April 8, 2011

Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation has an hourly part time position available in the Accounting Department for an experienced Billing Clerk The successful candidate will have 3 years plus experience in a billing area. Individual should possess a strong analytical and accounting background, have the ability to work independently and in a "team" environment. Intermediate to advance Excel and windows based accounting system skills are a must. This position offers paid vacation and 401 K. Send resume including salary requirements/employment history to:

Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation 26 Barnes Industrial Road North Wallingford, CT 06492 Attention: Human Resources Resumes may be faxed to (203) 679-3270 or e-mailed to kac@fosdickcorp.com

Drivers Wanted! PCF, Inc. is seeking Delivery Service Providers for newspaper home delivery. 7 days a week. 2-3 hours daily, starting around 3am. $400-$500/bi-weekly. Routes in Wallingford, cheshire, Hamden, Bethany and Guilford. No money collections required. Must be 18+. Valid Driver's License and reliable car w/insurance required. Drivers are Independently Contracted.

Call 1-800-515-8000 HELP WANTED

CARPET CLEANING 10 Immediate Openings $500+ per week. 203-759-1392 CHURCH SECRETARY Office and clerical work, Good computer skills. Friendly, well organized, and self motivated. Discretion required. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus. Mon-Fri. 9am to 1pm. Send resume & cover letter to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St., Meriden, Ct 06451. Attn: Employment. No phone calls.

HELP WANTED

CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIAL: This sales position will provide superior customer service for customers by telephone, electronically and in person, and perform presentations of our products. Can you multi task, and enjoy dropping everything to work with customers? Outgoing, experienced, pleasant applicants apply to tigerclaw@deckfastener.com for competitive salary, excellent benefits and a fast paced fun work environment. 860 984-9033

Windsor

995 Day Hill Rd.

Branford

One Summit Place

PUBLISHERS CIRCULATION FULFILLMENT, INC. NOW HIRING

Part Time Distribution Generalists Opportunities in: Hamden and Madison, CT

MEDICAL CAREERS

We have openings for delivery support team members who are at least 18 years of age and have: ● Valid driver's license in state of residence ● A driving record that demonstrates safe driving ● Access to a vehicle that can be used at work ● The ability to work the overnight shift in our distribution sites ● The ability to maneuver 50 lb. bundles of newspapers Apply online at www.pcfjobs.com for one of the open positions in your area.

Full Time - Part Time 3-11 Includes every other weekend. A Plaintree Affiliate. Must be reliable and committed to quality care. Please forward your resume or apply in person only. No phone calls. Fax: 860-378-1024 Mulberry Gardens Of Southington 58 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT 06479 Attention: Laura Boggio

PCF is a drug-free workplace requiring drug-testing, driving records and background checks prior to employment.

HELP WANTED F/T Janotorial area Manager. Must be bi-lingual. Supervisory exp needed. 3:30pm-11:30pm. Good pay. M/F. Ken 203-537-2066 JANITORIAL MAINTENANCE position Meriden Property Mgmt LLC, Must have a vehicle & a cell phone. $10.50/hr + mileage. 1079 Broad St., Suite 1 North, Meriden or fax 203-440-3009 PLUMBERS/SPRINKLER Fitters Must have CT license. Looking for plumbers w/residential exp. Sprinkler fitters with commercial exp. Call Sheehy Plumbing M-F 8-4 203-284-9100 SECRETARIAL Position/Maintenance coordinator. Meriden Prop erty Mgmt, LLC. Bi-lingual a plus. $10.50/hr + leasing commission. 1079 Broad St., Suite 1 North, Meriden or fax 203-440-3009

HELP WANTED SHEET METAL Lay-out for Engineering Department. Experience in auto-cad or Solidworks necessary. For immediate consideration please apply at Specialty Metal Fabrication, 235 Cheshire Road South Meriden, CT 06451 THERMOSPAS is interviewing enthusiastic call center reps. If you are energetic and determined to win in a sales environment, call (203) 303-6328

Warehouse 1st & 2nd Shift Loading & Unloading - Must pass criminal background check.

Contact HCI @ 203-634-8427

CNA

PRO-HEALTH Physicians Laboratory - Med Tech Seeking experienced Medical Technologist for part time hours at their busy Wallingford Laboratory, Friday 5 PM until Close (1:00AM) and every other Saturday 2PM-9:30PM. Must be a team player a self starter, and possess excellent customer service skills. Please contact Keri Smith at (203) 269-3170 or email/fax resume to ksmith@prohealthmd.com or Fax 203-269-3749

HELP WANTED LABORER Wanted at Jawor Lumber, 1068 North Farms Road, Wallingford. Accepting applications between 6:30am-2pm

WELDERS Semi trailer dealership needs certified welders in MIG and TIG. Aluminum and stainless. Must have basic automotive tools. Apply Atlantic Star Trailers 405 Industrial Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 250-8000


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Our Surcharges (incl.Fed.Univ.Svc.of 15.5% of interstate & int’l telecom charges (varies quarterly), 2¢ Regulatory & 6¢ Administrative/line/mo., & others by area)are not taxes (details: 1-888-684-1888); gov’t taxes & our surcharges could add 6%-39% to your bill. Activation fee/line: $35. IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: Subject to Cust. Agmt, Data Plan, rebate form & credit approval. Up to $175 early termination fee ($350 for advanced devices), up to 10¢/MB after 250 MB allowance. Requires compatible EV-DO Rev. A device (sold separately). Coverage not available everywhere; see vzw.com. Restocking fee may apply. In CA: Sales tax based on full retail price of phone. Rebate debit card takes up to 6 wks & expires in 12 mos. MiFi is a trademark of Novatel Wireless,Inc.© 2011 Verizon Wireless.

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