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The Plainville

Cit itiz ize en Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Volume 9, Number 12

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Council laptops ease paper load, save town money

Relay For Life royalty

By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

Photo by Deb Mikan

Relay For Life of Plainville ‘royalty’ wow the crowd with their finery at the kickoff event on March 9 for the 2010 Relay, scheduled for June 5 and 6. Luisa and Gary Gladu said they got involved in the cause because one of Luisa’s closest friends died from cancer two months ago. Relay news on page 14.

Tomasso Nature Park opens for the season

“It’s springtime, it’s springtime, cold winter is past, the birds are returning, and spring’s here at last.” Tomasso Nature Park is ready to welcome visitors. The park is at the end of Granger Lane — off Route 177 — and the entrance is just beyond the town garage, to the left. You are welcome to walk “on your own” from dawn to dusk, or on Thursday mornings (weather permitting) at 9 a.m. for a “walk and talk” conducted by town naturalist and historian, Ruth Hummel, and conservation commission liaison, Sue Hol-

comb. Special arrangements are gladly made for groups on other days by calling Hummel at (860) 747-0081. The Tomasso Nature Park was given by the Tomasso brothers to the Town of Plainville as a remedial area for the expansion of Robertson Airport. What was once a sand pit and banks, became a beautiful park, full of wildlife, two ponds, bridges and walkways, with wonderful views of the natural marsh. Some of the wildlife you may see (if you are quiet) See Park, page 8

W h e n Daniel Hurley completed his first term on the P l a i nv i l l e Town Council last November, he brought two Metayer cases of paper work to the municipal center to be shredded. He had accrued the massive paper collection of agendas, minutes, special reports and communications solely through his work on the council while serving his first two years. “Multiply that by 10 copies and figure in the paper, ink

and labor. It was an expensive process,” Hurley said, referring to additional copies made for councilors and town officials. Beginning this month, Hurley only has to search a laptop computer to prepare for upcoming meetings, review past minutes or access appointments. The laptop is a lot lighter to carry than the thick tomes they previously used. The paper notebooks are being phased out and will still be in use for a short period of time. “It made too much sense not to switch to laptops,” said Hurley, who is now council chairman. The town realizes major savings not only

See Laptops, page 31

Town beautification efforts to take another step forward By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen In the next step of downtown beautification efforts, new signage for the center of Plainville could materialize if a preliminary discussion at the March 18 meeting of the Economic Development Agency comes to fruition. Although the board discussed what form the process may take, no firms have yet been approached to design signage and no timetable has been set. Representatives of the

Downtown Beautification Commission, which was formed in 2000, also participated in the meeting. Both bodies consist of members appointed by the Plainville Town Council. The agency did not take action during the meeting but is seeking to work in cooperation with the commission. During the meeting, members discussed the need for more signs in the center to encourage people to visit and use the businesses located there. William A. Petit Sr., chairman of the commis-

sion, said its members have considered new signs for some time but have been focused on other projects due to prioritization and budget constraints such as improvements to surfacing, curbing and other features on Whiting Street. Val Dumais, chairman of the agency, said Planning and Economic Development Director Mark DeVoe would speak with representatives of different firms to determine the range of prices and designs for sigSee Town, page 31


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Multiple trees are earmarked for cutting on a lot located at the intersection of Perron Road and Johnson Avenue. Town officials said Tilcon will be removing material and grading the area.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, March 25, 2010

‘The Secret Garden’ takes root on school’s stage

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

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Little Marissa Miller, left, listens to her big sister, Krystyna, read a story. Story times for children of all ages will begin Thursday, April 1.

Children can be introduced to the first step in literacy through story times at Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Early literacy promotes life-long reading and reading is central to learning, in school and in everyday life, said Susan Rooney, children’s librarian. Beginning Thursday, April 1 and running through the month of May, the library will be offering drop-in story times for children from ages 1 through 6. These classes are free and open to the public. No registration required. On Mondays, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Wild Ones: This is a very active class for 1-yearolds and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays and music are a part of this class. Large motor skills will be developed through movement and

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History by Hummel

Remember A. and C. Motor? By Ruth S. Hummel Special to The Citizen

In the 1934 city directory there are listed, besides A. and C. Motor on East Main Street, eight auto repair shops. There are also two dealers “Dodge Motor Cars, W.C. Parsons” at 90 Whiting St., who also sold Plymouths and “Motor Cars

at the Usher Garage,” 86 E. Main St. It would seem there was a lot of car activity in our small town. The Carroll family became involved in the business as early as 1938, when Michael W. Carroll opened his repair shop on East Main Street. Business grew steadily and he soon added a “gas station” (they were not yet service stations) and in 1939, a Chevrolet dealership at 91 E. Main St. where General Mo-

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Paul Danielevich, left, and Charles Anderson, right, stand pumpside with a 1939 Ford. Gas was 20 cents per gallon. But in the 1970s, things changed rapidly as foreign cars, cheaper to run ate into A. and C.’s sales.

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bitant and the profit margin is being eaten away.” He foresaw what he called “grocery store shopping” where a dealer would offer several makes of autos from which a customer might choose. Another problem, just as today, gasoline prices were very unstable; as early as

1925 “gas stations” were already beginning to feel the crunch of the gas war. Colonial stations cut the price per gallon from $.28 to $.26, followed quickly by Tynol and Pan Am. I can remember in the late 1940s, gas was $.25 a gallon. After selling and servicing autos for generations of local folk, in fact, for 44 years, A. and C. closed in 1983. That year, Michael W. Carroll Jr. was quoted as saying

that “the closing felt like a wake.” He had operated the business with brothers, Robert and Richard. Their father did not live to see the demise of the business, having died two years previously. The prices on some of the invoices on file at the Plainville Historic Center are of great interest. In 1919, a Mr. Quigley, regularly had his 1913 Model T Ford serviced at $.90 per

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are blue heron, green heron, swans, Canada geese, several kinds of ducks, hawks, frogs, turtles, and many kinds of songbirds. Holcomb and Hummel, lifetime nature lovers, invite groups of all kinds and sizes, not just from Plainville, to join them for a tour, emphasizing their particular interest; Scouts, schools, child


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Thursday, March 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Plainville Briefs

Boukus plans phone forum

Street sweeping began March 22

The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship will be having the 34th annual Southern New England Regional Convention this weekend, Thursday, March 25 through Saturday, March 25 at the Clarion Hotel, 42 Century Drive, in Bristol. Bill Chartier, of Plainville, is chairman of the event. Featured guest speaker is Mickey Robinson, author of “Falling to Heaven,” and focus of many magazine articles and TV interviews. His focus is on equipping people in prophetic ministry and he has led many conferences throughout the U.S. and Eu-

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Organizing books for this weekend’s Friends of the Library Book Sale are, from left to right, Shirley Pomoranski, Ann Marie Kochanowsky and Carol Loiselle, who is a member of the organization. The sale will be held Friday, March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., with admission charge, and Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. Proceeds benefit the library.

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The sweeping of Plainville town streets by the Roadways Department began March 22 and will continue until the operation is complete. Residents are asked not to pile leaves or yard waste into the street. Leaves will not be picked up at curbside. Residents are able to bring leaves only (no grass clippings) to the Transfer Station, Granger Lane, on Saturdays between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. free of charge. The Transfer Station will be reopening Saturday, March 27. For information, call the Department of Physical Ser-

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rope. Robinson’s message is about overcoming adversity, faith working through love and being made strong out of weakness. Other featured guests are Richard Madison and Don Mariano with worship leader Quigley Foran. Convention staff also includes Gerald DeFlorio, director and co-chairman, and Don Carlson, field representative co-chairman. The program begins at 6 p.m. Thursday with a prayer meeting followed by an evening session of open testimonies. The event will conclude at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. This men’s fellowship has been active for more than 50 years all over the world. The local group meets monthly. For more information about the event or the group, call Chartier at (860) 747-6201 or e-mail bilsr2


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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, March 25, 2010

Faith Briefs

The Citizen seeks schedules

The Plainville Citizen would like to publish announcements of Holy Week events including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday worship services. E-mail them ASAP to or fax them to (860) 621-3660. For information, call The Citizen office, (860) 620-5960.

Celebrating 150 years

On Saturday, April 10, at the 3 p.m. worship service, the parishioners of Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., will celebrate 150 years of Episcopal faith. The Rt. Rev. James Curry, Suffragan Bishop of Connecticut, will officiate at the service, along with the Rev. Audrey Scanlan, the current rector. After a small group of people met on Aug. 28, 1859, the Bishop of Connecticut authorized the establishment of a Protestant Episcopal Society in Plainville. On April 10, 1860, the church building

was consecrated with 43 families on the rolls. Although there have been changes to the adjacent structures, the church remains as originally constructed. The church will be open to the public at 1 p.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m. A reception will be held after the service in the Parish Hall. The public is invited to come celebrate this significant event in Plainville’s history. For more information, contact the Church of Our Saviour parish office, (860) 747-3109.

Easter season worship services Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill: Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion: Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m. Good Friday Worship: Friday, April 2, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday Worship with Holy Communion: Sunday, April 4, 10 a.m. Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St. Palm Sunday, March 28,

10:30 am Maundy Thursday, April 1,7 p.m. Good Friday, April 2, Traditional liturgy, noon; Way of the Cross, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3: The Great Vigil, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Mercy, 94 Broad St.: Holy Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper Good Friday, April 2, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 3, Blessing of the Easter food, 10 a.m.; Easter vigil, 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 4, Easter Mass at 8, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

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Lady of Mercy Church breakfast An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is held on the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St. The menu includes 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. The next breakfast will be Sunday, April 11. The public is welcome.

Rhythms of Grace blog by pastor

The Rev. Audrey Scanlan, rector of Church of Our Saviour in Plainville and St. Gabriel’s Church in East Berlin, announced her blog at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., Plainville, offers Rhythms of Grace, a worship service for children with special needs on the third Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. This family worship service includes hands-on crafts, Bible stories and Communion. All are welcome. Scanlan, who leads the service, is co-founder of Rhythms of Grace. Regular church services begin every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday school is offered. All are welcome. For information, contact Scanlan, at (860) 747-3109.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Obituaries James Hanna

Stanley Novacki Jr. Stanley J. Novacki Jr., 90, of New Britain, died peacefully at the Newington Health Care Center, March 13, 2010. He was born in New Britain and was the son of the late Stanley J. Novacki Sr. and Nellie (Kotowski) Novacki. He worked as a printer for many years at Plainville Printing. He loved life and saw much in his 90 years. He grew up during the Great Depression, which definitely impacted him to be disciplined and live within his means. He was a saver and collector of things: Scrapbooks, newspapers, beer bottles and cans, matchbooks, coins and stamps, beer mugs, hats, sport programs and more. He got others involved to help him save and collect and to talk about it. He was the ultimate lifelong sports

fan. He attended live sports all his life and watched the rest on television. He played golf for many years and enjoyed attending local sports, especially football, basketball and baseball. His love of New Britain High School football was something special — he actually saved every newspaper write-up in the New Britain Herald from 1943 to 2006 in more than 70 albums and hundreds of photos, and donated it all to the New Britain Public Library. As a result, he received recognition and appreciation from the Friends of New Britain Football at the annual dinner by receiving a plaque. More importantly, he just loved living a good simple life, not expecting anything from anyone. Everyone who knew him enjoyed his company or conversation because he was so easygoing. He was truly a solid citizen and what you call a “good guy.” People were able to have some fun with him. He loved to eat, and drink a beer or two. He let life come to him and was adaptable to changes over his 90 years. He will be missed. He is survived by his two sons, Joseph J. Cisz and his wife, Tina, of New Britain, and Richard S. Novacki and his wife, Deborah, of Newington; his six grandchildren, Laura, Francine, Cristina and her husband, Greg, Amy, Stephen and his wife, Dee Dee, and Leah; two great-grandchildren, Jesse and Gregory; and several nieces and nephews. He will be laid to rest beside his late wife, Victoria, to whom he was married for 53 years. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Germaine Ju-

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rkiewicz; and his two sisters, Genevieve Brown and Helen Novacki. The funeral was held March 19, 2010, at the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at St. Maurice Church, New Britain. Committal service and final resting place was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain.


James Hanna, 63, of Bristol, formerly of Plainville, died March 5, 2010, at Bristol Hospital. He is now reunited with his late wife, Carline (Therriault) Paradis Hanna. He was born Nov. 12, 1946, one of two sons of the late Arthur and Clara (King) Hanna. Raised in Bristol, he was a graduate of Bristol Eastern High School, enlisting in the U.S. Navy shortly after. He served his country during the Vietnam era, where he gained his nickname, “Stinky,” and was honorably discharged in 1968. A longtime resident of Plainville, he was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church, serving also as a religious education teacher for the parish school, and became involved in the local Republican Party as an elected constable. He was employed in the spring manufacturing industry for most of his working years, retiring from Peck Spring in 2007. Those who know him will forever remember his kindhearted and compassionate nature, and willingness to always help others. He was a true gentleman, who enjoyed the adventures of traveling, playing cards, becoming acquainted with new friends on the computer or renewing old friendships. He will be dearly missed by his family and many acquaintances. He is survived by his sons, Michael Hanna and his wife, Natalia, of Georgia, Jeffrey Hanna, of Torrington, and

Victor Archambeault and his husband, Ronald Archambault, of Florida; his stepchildren, Lisa Carrier, Allen Paradis, Paula Winters, and Wayne Paradis and his wife, Elizabeth; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Carline, he was predeceased by his brother, David. The funeral was held March 9, 2010, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. A celebration of his life, along with military honors, was held at the conclusion of the funeral. The family is accepting contributions to defray the final expenses.



The Plainville Citizen Thursday, March 25, 2010

Letters to the Editor

Scholarship party a success

To the editor: The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Plainville would like to thank all the merchants that gave so generously to our Scholarship Card Party held on March 16. We also thank the members of the guild for the baked goods, raffle prizes, and volunteering of their time working at the party. We especially wish to thank everyone that attended and helped make our Scholarship Card Party a success. Joan Hushin Plainville

Proposed budget has discrepancies

To the editor: Why is the airport budget being kept from the public? On March 1, Town Manager Robert E. Lee presented

his recommendations for the 2010-11 town budget. In the PowerPoint presentation and the budget summery handouts that were provided at the meeting, two major departments of the town were left out. The sewer department, and more importantly, the newly purchased airport budgets were kept from the public. When this was pointed out to Mr. Lee, he stated that these where separate funds. This excuse does not wash with his requirements under the Town Charter. Chapter 7 Section 4 of the Town Charter is clear that Mr. Lee, as the town manager, is required to provide estimated revenues and itemized estimates of expenditures for each department, office, agency, or activity, and his recommendations of the amount to be appropriated in the ensuing fiscal year for “all items.” It is the Town Council’s

duty to make sure that the town manager fulfills his responsibility and to make all budget information available to the public. This includes the airport. There is no legitimate reason for this information not to be provided. The town has known for over a year that they would be purchasing the airport. In order for the town to claim that the airport will be self-supporting, they would have had to review the revenue and expenditures experienced by the previous owner going back several years. The manager should have a clear picture of what projects must be attended to in the next fiscal year. This is all the information he should need to assemble a budget recommendation. The bottom line is that the people of Plainville have a right to see and to comment on the proposed budget of all departments and agency’s of

Government Meetings

Thursday, March 25 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, March 29 Memorial Day Parade Committee, Municipal Center, 5:30 p.m. Small cities grant public hearing, Municipal Center, 6:30 p.m. Town Council budget special meeting, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1 Municipal Center closes today at 4 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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the town and to cast their budget vote based on a full disclosure of the facts. The airport was sold to the public as being self-funding. If this is truly the case why isn’t the town manager willing to prove it with the release of the budget and why is the Town Council (who is sworn to uphold the charter) allowing him to keep this information from the public? I have requested that this information be released to the public but to date my request has fallen on deaf ears. I fear that unless more people speak out this information will continue to be kept from the public. The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Arthur Screen Plainville

Tree clearing prompts concerns To the editor: I reside near Robertson Airport near the intersection of Perron Road and Johnson Avenue and recently discovered some small red signs affixed to about a dozen trees indicating “In accordance Chapter 451, Section 23-59 of the CT general statutes”.... “this tree will be removed.” I immediately contacted town hall only to discover that Town Manager Robert E. Lee admits that in fact all trees encompassing what appears to be five acres are to be removed and that Tilcon, Inc. will further remove the “material” and the land is to be graded. The town manager initially indicated that the reason for grading the land had no known use or plan for the land, only indicating that perhaps some flag football fields would be put in. Mr. Lee also indicated that the town had no choice but to allow for the destruction of the small forest as part of the contract of sale. I have since obtained a copy of the contract and it turned out this was not the

language used in the contract. In fact the language reads exactly as follows: “Prior to the closing, or by a date no later than (6) months following the closing, Seller, at its expense, shall grade the Land as required by Purchaser in accordance with the grading plan approved by Seller and Purchaser as set forth in an Agreement dated June 29, 2009 between Seller and Tilcon Connecticut, Inc., a copy of which has been approved by Purchaser.” This indicates to me that the town in fact requested this removal. When asked for a copy of the agreement it conveniently was unavailable. Mr. Lee also admits that no public notification was given to any of the citizens about the agreement to allow for the annihilation of several acres of what is now reforested land. It has been leaked that Tilcon wants to remove this valuable material and in doing so must destroy the trees. These trees mind you have been growing for decades and are now town property. I must ask what the value is of this material and why it was never an option to preserve the land and pay for whatever may lie underneath. As a citizen, I would have been more than happy to make arrangements for some dump trucks filled with soil or rock to be delivered to Tilcon in exchange for leaving the land as is. I would like to ask that our citizens call our town manager and ask why he felt it was not necessary to fully disclose the dealings in which our town’s money was spent. Please ask why the purchase was put to a vote without full disclosure. Please express your interest in being made aware of the soon to be disclosed public hearing he will hold where we as citizens can voice our concerns for the project. This citizen fully intends to bring this to court if need See Letters, page 31

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Mathcounts team excels in regional competition

The Middle School of Plainville’s MATHCOUNTS Team recently participated in the Hartford Region MATHCOUNTS Competition where many MSP students earned personal best scores, according to team advisor and Middle School music teacher Todd Helming. Helming has coordinated the Middle School’s MATHCOUNTS program for the past several years. As part of the regional competition, which included 25 school districts from Connecticut, students participated in multiple rounds with math problems that challenge even the most advanced math students in the country. MATHCOUNTS is a national program sponsored by engineering firms including UTC, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. Students around the country prepare for and participate in yearly competitions. This year, after the competition, students were

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The Middle School of Plainville MATHCOUNTS team include, front row, left to right, Jacob Henry, Adrian Kulak, Amanda Peters and Gabe Yawin; standing, left to right, Emily Duda, Alyssa Carlson, Adam Hushin, Neahmiah Freitas, Colin Cassidy and Todd Helming, adviser. In February, the team competed in a regional competition where they also heard a lecture about life in space.

treated to a lecture about life in Space presented by an engineer from Hamilton Standard. The lecture focused on how math plays a key role in everything NASA does. The MSP MATHCOUNTS Team is comprised of nine sixth- and seventh-grade students who were invited to

participate in the program based on teacher recommendations and interest in the program. The group meets every third day of school for approximately 40 minutes. The Middle School MATHCOUNTS Team is now working diligently on a special project at MSP. Their goal is

Education Briefs

District to host focus groups

Westfall to give robotics class Middle School of Plainville technology education teacher Camille Westfall will present a workshop entitled “Lego Robotics in the Classroom� at the New England League of Middle School’s annual conference on April 9.

Athletic Backers to meet The Plainville High School Athletic Backers Club will meet Monday, April 5, 7 p.m., in the PHS Cafe, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Monthly meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month in the PHS cafeteria at 7 p.m.

The group encourages everyone who would like to support Plainville High School athletic programs to attend; supporters do not have to be a parent of a high school student to participate. For information, contact Christina Allen at (860) 7478810.

Trip planned to New York Plainville Adult and Continuing Education will host a day trip to New York City on Saturday, May 22. The motor coach will depart from Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, at 8 a.m. and leave New York City at 7 p.m. There is a fee to attend. For more information call Nancy Cooperman at (860) 793-3209.

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project that will allow them to apply and use their knowledge. The fact that they will be helping the school and community is just icing on the cake. Students learn best when they have opportunities to apply and use their knowledge, so while this is a “fun� project, the educational experiences and opportunities it will provide will be outstanding,� Helming said. “Mr. Helming’s effort with the MATHCOUNTS Team is one of the impressive ways that our MSP staff takes the initiative to provide opportunities that enrich and extend our students’ learning opportunities. Mr. Helming and the students should be very proud of their efforts,� said Middle School of Plainville Principal Matthew Guarino.



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sion, but should RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 6 to Lynn Davis, communications specialist, at (860) 7933210, ext. 404 or via e-mail at:

to develop a scaled floor plan of the middle school stage in order to design and eventually create an acoustical shell custom designed for the MSP auditorium. This project involves measurements accurate to 1/16 of an inch, using CAD software to lay out the current structure, and using complex math strategies to create a shell that will correctly direct sound waves from the stage into the audience. The project allows students to apply the knowledge they have learned in the MATHCOUNTS program to a real life situation, creating something that will benefit both the middle school and the Plainville community for years to come. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students are excited to be engaged in a








The Plainville Citizen Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why Do You Relay? I Relay for all those presently suffering and for the many cancer deaths in my family. Joyce Chmura

I Relay for all the friends I’ve lost and those going through it now. Kris Farina

I am a six-year survivor and lost my dad to cancer last year. Laurie Gonzalez

By Deb Mikan

Relay For Life of Plainville updates plans for 2010

On Tuesday, April 6, 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. This program was rescheduled from February. Donna Boehm, of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, will discuss “You’re a Survivor, Now What?” Lisa Uguicioni and Bruce Marshall, from the American Cancer Society, will share information

about the free programs and services ACS offers for cancer patients, caregivers and their families. Refreshments will be served. People interested in attending should call Kris Farina, at (860) 410-9820. Upcoming team events include: Beauties and the Beasts — Monday, April 5: Friendly’s Family Fun Night, Friendly’s Restaurant, New Britain Avenue, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 11: bake sale, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at

the Bristol Wal-Mart. Save the Next One — Wednesday, April 14: Friendly’s Family Fun Night, held at Friendly’s Restaurant, New Britain Avenue, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 22: Charity Golf Classic, Pequabuck Golf Club of Bristol. For more information e-mail Shaun.Wyman Relay-wide fundraiser — Wednesday, April 28: Sliders Grill & Bar, 88 New Britain Avenue, 10 percent of all food and drink checks,

from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., will be donated to the Relay For Life in Plainville. All teams — Saturday, May 8: tag sale (rain date Sunday, May 9), 174 W. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any team that would like to participate should contact Becky Tyrrell at (860) 9782477 or e-mail to reserve a spot. All

teams should bring their own tables and all proceeds will benefit each individual team. Relay For Life of Plainville 2010 will be held Saturday, June 5 to Sunday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. For information, visit the website at

Health and Wellness Brief Blood drives in March There are s e v e r a l American Red Cross blood drives planned for March. F r i d a y, March 26: St. A l o y s i u s Aidan Church, 254 Stewart Burritt St., Plantsville, 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., in memo-

ry of Aidan Stewart, of Plainville. Monday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. For more information or to make an appointment, call (800) GIVELIFE or visit the Web site

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Senior Happenings

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

Senior stars dance showcase

Health Net Senior Showcase will be held at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., on Thursday, March 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. Dances may include but are not limited to the waltz, foxtrot, tango, quickstep, polka, rumba, cha-cha, swing, merengue, mambo, hustle. No professional dancers. Bob Lupini

AARP Chapter 4146 AARP Chapter 4146 has the following trips offered: Tuesday, April 13: Foxwoods Monday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 20: A new show, “Joseph,” at the Millennuim Sight & Sound, Lancaster, Pa. Tuesday, May 11: Mystery trip

and his Stuck on You Band will play for the dancers and audience. The dancing will be judged on originality, interpretation of music/expression, demonstration of the character and rhythm of the dance, entertainment value and partnership connection. The audience will vote for the best performers by secret ballot. Competitors and audience members should register in advance at the senior center.

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Groceries are distributed every other Monday. The next distribution will be April 5. This program is available to Plainville residents who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled under the Social Security Act. The first time in the program, bring proof of age and residency. For more information, call the housing authority at (860) 747-5909.

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AARP Tax-Aide, a free program provides income tax preparation assistance for low and middle income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 years and older at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. on Tuesdays through April 13. To schedule and appointment or for more information call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

The Movie Maker Producer Competition is open to all previous and current students of the Movie Make Computer Class that is being held at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., on Thursday, June 10 at 10 a.m. Bring in the DVD or CD that was made to the senior center, no more than 10 minutes and the senior center will

The Foodshare Organization delivers free food to low income individuals. Plainville has been chosen to have a Mobile Foodshare site at the Plainville Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Community Room on Monday, from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, May 14: Mohegan Sun Sunday, May 16: Charlie Prose at Mohegan Sun Thursday, June 10: Foxwoods Tuesday, June 22: Rhode Island lighthouse cruise Wednesday, July 14: Mohegan Sun For more information, contact Helen Marinelli, tour director at (860) 7473723.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s spring 2010 Health Wisdom Lecture Series started March 24 and features free lectures on colon health, genetic counseling and testing, osteoporosis and nutrition. Upcoming lectures are: Wednesday, April 21, “Delving into your DNA”. Genetic Counselor Linda Steinmark, B. A., M.S., will discuss how genetic testing can help people identify mutations in specific genes that can increase the risk of certain cancers and other conditions. Wednesday, May 26, “What your skeleton isn’t telling you”. Latha Dulipsingh, M.D., medical director of the hospital’s Endocrine and Bone Health Center, will discuss osteoporosis, its causes and treatments, and what you can do to keep your skeleton strong. Wednesday, June 16, “Five a day – the easy way”. Registered Dietitian May Harter will offer some simple, tasty tricks for getting more fruits and veggies into meals and snacks. All lectures are in the New Britain General campus cafeteria. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m., with light refreshments at 6:15 p.m. Lectures are free, but reservations are required. For information and to register, call 1(888) 2244440.

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Youth coaches’ online training The Substance Abuse Action Council, a division of Community Mental Health Affiliates, announces an online training for youth coaches that promotes healthy choices and assists coaches in their interactions with youth athletes. Youth involved in or exposed to risky behaviors, including alcohol, drugs, and gambling, can affect an entire team. The free training can be accessed at For information, call SAAC at (860) 826-4985.

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A prescription drug takeback session will be held Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. People can bring unused prescription and over-the-counter medications and they will be disposed of safely and properly. Prescription medications should be brought in original containers with names crossed out. Recycling medications removes drugs that could end up diverted for illegal use. For information, contact Plainville Coalition for Posi-

tive Youth Development cochairwomen Roberta Brown at (860) 793-0221, ext. 261, or Lynn Davis at (860) 793-3210, ext. 404. This event is ponsored by CMHA’s Substance Abuse Action Council and the Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development.

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have a panel of VIP’s to judge the creation. There will be prizes for first and second place. There is no cost to participate; register at the senior center by calling (860) 7475728.

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

Happy, healthy gluten free lives A meeting of the new support group for those who are interested in wheat free living or who have a loved one who has been diagnosed with celiac or gluten sensitivity will be held Wednesday, April 14, at 1 p.m. The group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month. The group will learn more about how to cope and experience living wheat-free. Register by calling the senior center.

East St., on Tuesday, April 13, at 10 a.m. She will provide participants with information about what kidneys do, why kidneys are important to good health, what causes kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Light refreshments will be served. Register by calling the senior center.

Bingo callers, helpers needed Bingo callers and helpers are needed Wednesdays, from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m., at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. For information, call Joan Blackler at (860) 747-8911.

Health Program at the Senior Center Census form assistance Donna Sciacca, Regional Program Coordinator for the National Kidney Foundation, will hold a program about kidney health, at the Plainville Senior Center, 200

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The 2010 Census Bureau has established a census questionnaire assistance center at the Plainville Senior Center, until Friday, April 16. A Census Bureau representative will be at the senior center to help answer questions people may have about the 2010 Census forms and to provide assistance in completing the forms. The

representatives will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no appointment necessary and it is open to the public.

Dental clinic at senior center A dental clinic will be held at the Plainville Senior Center on Monday, April 19; Tuesday, April 20; Monday, July 12 and Sept. 20 by appointment only by Community Health Affiliates. A registered dental hygienist will provide a dental hygiene exam, dental cleaning, sealants when appropriate and x-rays, when appropriate. The program is intended for adults who have not received dental care in the last year and have difficulty accessing dental care in the community. There is a charge for the clinic; scholarships are made possible in part by a grant through the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging. An enrollment form will need to be completed prior to

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Grandparents conference A special conference is being held Tuesday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., for grandparents and relatives who are raising grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Grandparents raising a relative often feel like they are alone. This free conference, being held during school vacation, will provide valuable information, activities and workshops, a complimentary lunch and prizes. Children are invited and encouraged to attend to enjoy the special events planned just for them. Register by calling the senior center.

Mobile kiosk for seniors

Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging Mobile Kiosk for Seniors will be held Monday, April 5, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Marc Levesque, senior resource care manager, will visit the senior center to provide critical information about services available to individuals 60 and over and their families, as well as complete need assessments for services such as financial assistance, home care, help in the home, medical questions, etc. He will also help seniors complete a medication record for use with their medical professionals. Individuals, caregivers and family members are welcome to visit the mobile kiosk; appointments are not necessary. The mobile kiosk is sponsored in part by grants from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund. For information or to schedule an appointment with the Center for Healthy Aging at another time, call (860) 224- 5278.

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Lee, swim team cap season in style By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

Plainville High’s boys swim team finished a strong eighth in the 26-team field in the Class S championship meet held last Thursday at the Freeman Athletic Center at Wesleyan University. The Blue Devils had 268 points. “They were thrilled,” PHS coach Randy Doucette said of his guys’ reaction to finishing eighth. “Everyone was thrilled; coaches, parents.” “Our last four meets, we progressively got better with each, and that’s how you want to end the year,” Doucette said. “We stuck with the game plan. We had a plan laid in place, we held onto it, and it worked out. It’s a year-long process.” Plainville was represented

in each event at the state meet. “For our school, we really were strong going into Class S,” Doucette said. The Class S champion was Weston with 567 points followed by Sacred Heart of Waterbury with 535, and Foran of Milford at 331.5. Andy Lee was Plainville’s standout performer at the Class S meet. The junior broke a nine-year-old school record in the 100 breaststroke and finished one second short of breaking the school record in the 200 individual medley. Lee placed second in the breaststroke (1:02.15), and ninth in the individual medley (2:06.54, his best time). The Blue Devils received several other big swims that night as well. The 200 medley relay team of Alex Salazar,

Plainville High School’s 200 freestyle relay team of, from left, Andy Lee, Mike Rottier, Adam James and Cam Agbaso put up some excellent times last week. Lee, Cam Agbaso and Mike Rottier gave Plainville a quick boost at the Class S meet. The foursome placed seventh in a time of 1:47.32, their best performance of the year.

From there, Adam James took eighth in the 200 freestyle (1:54.16), Lee was ninth in the 200 individual medley, and Agbaso was seventh in the 50 freestyle (23.80).

Rottier then took an 18th in the 100 butterfly (1:00.39, his best time) and Agbaso took 14th in the 100 freestyle (53.41). James came back to

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Should metal bats be banned from high school baseball? By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

On March 11, a high school pitcher in northern California was seriously injured when struck in the head by a line drive during a scrimmage. According to reports, the Marin Catholic pitcher, Gunnar Sandberg, was mobile and responsive after sustaining the blow. But, erring on the side of caution, 9-1-1 was called. That turned out to be the right course of action. Once at the emergency room, doctors determined that Sandberg needed to undergo surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain. He was put in a medically-induced coma. A portion of his skull was removed. At press time, the 16-yearold was in stable condition. The ball that nearly killed Sandberg came off an aluminum bat, and is estimated to have been traveling over

A high school pitcher in northern California was seriously injured when struck in the head by a line drive recently. The incident has reignited the call to get metal bats out of baseball. 100 miles-per-hour. The incident has reignited the call to get metal bats out of baseball. “Personally, I think, let’s go

back to the way the game was meant to be played; natural grass, wood bats, no designated hitter,” Berlin High School baseball coach Leo Veleas said. “Traditional things.” A 2000 study determined that the average speed of a ball coming off of a wood bat was 98.6 miles-per-hour, while the average speed of a ball clocked off a metal bat was 106.5 miles-per-hour. Leo Veleas said an aluminum bat is “pretty much a weapon.” And the veteran coach has seen, first-hand, just how dangerous a ball coming off a metal bat can be. Some 20 years ago, while pitching batting practice, he took one to the head. “It was like getting hit with a hammer,” he said. But, for the time being, high school baseball players in Connecticut will not have their aluminum bats taken away. “At this time, CIAC is not considering such a move,”

Paul Hoey, associate executive director of CAS-CIAC told The Citizen. “We will take our lead from the NFHS and their Baseball Rules Committee, as they are continuing to research the issue.” Aluminum bats came onto the scene in the 1970s as an alternative to wood bats, which often broke. Back then, a metal bat was an unspectacular piece of equipment. But that’s not the case anymore. Now, aluminum bats utilize some advanced technology. “This is the kind of technology you ought to be throwing at bin Laden, not some baseball pitcher,” former Louisville Slugger bat designer Jack MacKay told The Sporting News. “We’ve over-engineered it. It’s the worst thing I ever did. Aluminum bats and wood bats are not even in the same ballpark.” Cory Carlson is in a unique position, in that he

oversees players using wood and metal bats. During the summer, Carlson is the pitching coach for the Berlin Post 68 American Legion team. In the spring, he navigates the Northwest Catholic baseball team. “It’s a tough call for me because I coach high school and Legion, so I see both,” Carlson said. “If I had to choose, I prefer the wood bats. I just feel there is a greater chance for injuries with aluminum, and wood bats are the way that the game is supposed to be played.” “The aluminum bats are constantly changing and becoming more dangerous. They are also very expensive,” he added. “I realize the wood bats can be expensive also, especially if the kids keep breaking them, however, down the road, I feel the wood bats are better for the game of baseball.”

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, March 25, 2010

PARC, Knights gearing up for Golf Classic

The third annual PARC/Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Classic will be held Saturday, May 15 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington. Prior to tee off, entrants will be treated to an array of breakfast items. In addition, lunch will be served at the break. A buffet dinner will follow play. The Golf Classic will be capped off with awards presentations and a raffle. Past raffle prizes have included golf equipment, collectible sports memorabilia, gift certificates, and more. The committee hopes all golfers will want to kick off the season with an entry into the tournament. Aside from playing, there are plenty of opportunities for the community to support the event. Sponsors and prize donations are being sought. For more information, contact Rich Dziura at (860) 747-5451or Diane Kraut at (860) 747-0316.

PARC has offered familycentered services for people with developmental disabilities for more than 50 years. PARC has the following mission: To foster an understanding and acceptance of people with developmental disabilities by providing information and support services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and friends, by providing education to community members, and by providing recreational, educational and vocational activities in an environment conducive to independence. The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic lay organization in the world, with more than 1.7 million members in over 14,000 local councils. The Plainville Knights of Columbus Council designates benefits to the Knights scholarships fund and other programs, like the basketball free throw championship.




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the ball does not travel as far or fast with a wood bat,” Mandeville said. “The games are also lower scoring, which I believe, creates a better flow. With a wood bat, you have a chance that your dinner will still be warm, but with a metal bat, you better stop at McDonald’s on the way home — if they’re still open.” Berlin Post 68 manager Rob Manzo likes wood bats, as well. But he believes metal bats still have a place in baseball. “Our players enjoy playing with wood bats, and I think it’s a good training tool,” Manzo said. “On the other hand, college has not changed over, so I think kids should still experience hitting with aluminum because that’s what they will be evaluated on by college coaches.” “It’s an interesting debate,” Manzo continued. “Safety is probably the biggest factor, but I think our area has been fairly lucky in terms of kids not getting hurt. I hope that trend continues, because that’s why we are here, to help them play in a competitive, safe atmosphere.”


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Swim Continued from page 23 take 11th in the 500 freestyle. His time of 5:16.34 was more than two seconds better than he had ever done. Plainville’s 200 freestyle relay team of James, Agbaso, Lee and Rottier took third in 1:33.48, beating their previous best time, and Salazar took 16th in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.70, his best time. Plainville capped off its good night with Lee capturing second in the 100 breaststroke, and the 400 freestyle relay team of James, Salazar, Aaron Forino and Nick Daddabbo swimming to an 11th place finish in a best-time of 3:44.11. Prior to the swim meet, Plainville’s Peter Dalena grabbed fourth place in the Class S diving competition,

scoring 328.25 points. Following the Class S event, Dalena finished 21st at the State Open with 317.90 points. In other State Open action, the 200 freestyle relay team of Agbaso, James, Rottier and Lee took 23rd in a besttime of 1:33.08, and Lee swam to a 19th place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.15). The State Open, held this past Saturday at Yale University, draws the top performers from the four state Class meets. “The Opens is the meet of the year,” said Doucette, who pointed out that having three Top 25 finishes in an event like that is a big deal. “For us, a small school, we’re pretty proud of that.” Plainville generated 14 points at the State Open and landed in 46th place. — Nick Carroll contributed to this article.

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Tadeusz Wytrzes

Tadeusz “Ted” Wytrzes, 46, of Southington, died unexpectedly March 10, 2010. He was born in New Britain, beloved son of Barbara (Lubicka) Marynowski, of Southington, and the late Edmund Wytrzes. He attended Southington schools and loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He had been employed as a mason and involved in the local masons union. In addition to his mother, Barbara and her husband, Tadeusz Marynowski, he is survived and will be dearly missed by his two brothers, Edmund Wytrzes Jr., and his fiancé, Halina Lupinska, of Plainville, and Mark Wytzes and his wife, Laura, of Southington; a stepbrother,

Wojciech Maynowski, and his wife, Agnes, of Plainville; and many other relatives. The funeral was held on March 16, 2010, at the New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

life as a homemaker and community volunteer. The couple shared a vast knowledge of life and wisdom using their talents to bless their church, family, friends, and neighbors. She was a graceful woman known for her sweet smile and quick laughter. She is survived by one son, Gregory Galagan and wife, Pamela; a grandson, Stephen Galagan, of Concord, N.C.; a granddaughter, Melody and husband, Jon Shaver and their children, Gabriel and Jenna, of Concord, N.C. She was preceded in death by two infant daughters and her beloved Walt. After his death in 2006, she moved to Davidson, N.C. to be with family. A celebration of her life was held March 15, 2010, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. A reception in the church hall followed the committal at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, as-

Evelyn Galagan Evelyn Anna Sinskie Galag an (Evie), 90, formerly of P l a i nv i l l e , died Feb. 7, 2010, in Kannapolis, N.C. after a period of declining health. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Yonkers, N.Y. She married Walter Simon Galagan on July 1, 1938. She was employed at Stanley Works and Plainville Wayside Furniture but spent much of her


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Derrie Bentley

Derrie D. Bentley, 53, of P l a i nv i l l e, died March 18, 2010, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was born in Vidalia, Ga. and was the son of John Bentley, of Vidalia, Ga., and Bobbie (Woods) Bentley, of New Britain. He worked as a machine operator for Economy Spring & Stamping, Southington, for 26 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Beulah A.M.E. Zion Church, Forestville, and served as treasurer of the Stewart Board and was a Poor Preacher Steward. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his special friend, Ventreda Andrews, of Plainville; his son, Byron Bentley, his daughter, Tiffany Bentley, both of Bristol; his two brothers, Antho-

ny Bentley and his wife, Iveory, of Willis, Texas and John Bentley, of Adelade, Australia; his five sisters, Deborah Bentley, of New Britain, Antoinette Bentley, of Bristol, Adrienne Bentley, of Bristol, Evangeline Kimble, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Melva Smith, of Springfield, Mass.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Homegoing celebration was held March 24, 2010, at Spottswood A.M.E. Zion Church, New Britain. Committal service and final resting place was in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Service of comfort was provided by the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain.

Wendy Theriault Wendy Patricia Lamb Theriault died March 17, 2010. She was born Feb. 22, 1942, in the British Military Hos-

pital at Maymyo Burma. She was the daughter of Flight Lieutenant Reginald Robert Lamb of the Royal Air Force and Evelyn Somerville Lamb. On the night of her birth, she lay on her mother’s belly under the hospital bed as the Japanese bombed the hospital. Within two weeks, she and her mother were evacuated to the Crown Colony of India. She and her mother would spend the duration of World War II there. Her father was killed in action on March 6, 1942. Her mother married Albert Deutsch at the end of the war and they moved to his home in New Britain. She attended school in New Britain, held an associate’s degree from Tunxis Community College, Farmington, and a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. She retired from General Electric in Plainville after 31 years of service. Her talents

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Amateur radio club — Members of amateur radio group ICRC will be teach-

ing classes for anyone wanting to learn amateur/ham radio. Classes will start Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. There is a book and test fee. For more information or to take classes, call Albert Gerke, at (860) 747-1925.

Boukus telephone forum — State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus has reserved a dedicated phone line on Thursday, March 25 to hold office hours by phone with constituents to discuss issues affecting the 22nd Assembly District. Residents interested in participating in the March 25 office hours by phone, should call (860) 240-8440 between 1 and 4 p.m. If Boukus is on the line with another constituent, leave a message and she will return the call the same day. Circle of Parents — Circle of Parents Support Groups are free, available to any parent looking to meet with other parents to exchange ideas, share information, develop new parenting skills, learn about community resources and find mutual support. The group usually meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. The group will meet March 25, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Plainville Congregational Church, library, 130 W. Main St., Plainville. For more information, contact Cathy Sisco, program manager, at (860) 793-4652. Lenten worship — The Plainville Conference of Churches Lenten worship services will be held Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. followed by light refreshments. On March 26, the host will be Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W.

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of books can be purchased for a small fee. Proceeds benefit the library. For information, call the library at (860) 793-1446.


“Emma’s Child” — The Plainville High School drama “Emma’s Child” has been rescheduled for Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the high school, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. There will also be a special PHS theater reunion performance and reception on Sunday, March 28, at 1 p.m. For details on the reunion event, e-mail Cheryl Provost at Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. For information, contact Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090. Friends book sale — The Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Sale will start Friday, March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. There is an entrance fee per family for people who are not members of the Friends organization. The event continues on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free on Saturday. During the final hour of the sale, a bag

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Dog obedience course — The Plainville Recreation Department will offer dog obedience classes. The first class will be held without the dog on Saturday, March 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. The remaining six classes with the dog will be held Saturdays, from 9 to 10 a.m. All classes are held at Norton Park. To register or for information, contact the Recreation Department, at (860) 747-6022. “Emma’s Child” — The Plainville High School drama “Emma’s Child” has been rescheduled for Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the high school, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. There will also be a special PHS theater reunion performance and reception on Sunday, March 28, at 1 p.m. For details on the reunion event, e-mail Cheryl Provost at Friends book sale — The Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free on Saturday. During the final hour of the sale, a bag of books can be purchased for a small fee. Proceeds benefit the library. For information, call the library at (860) 793-1446. Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-5209.

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PUBLIC NOTICES MUST REMAIN PUBLIC KEEP PUBLIC NOTICES IN YOUR NEWSPAPER! Pending legislation may remove your right to read public notices in newspapers, moving them from the public domain to the internet. We’re concerned. And you should be, too. Public notices are an important tool in assuring an informed citizenry. They have helped develop America into a participatory democracy for hundreds of years and where it counts the most: how your tax dollars are spent, how policy is made and how our futures are charted.

They are located in easy-to-find sections of your newspaper. And they are fully accessible to everyone - unlike the internet, which is not accessible to everyone. Less than 10% of the U.S. population views a local, state or federal government website daily, according to the May 2009 release of U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of Resident Population. This means more than nine out of ten people may never see a given notice. This compares dramatically to the fact that 83% of adults read a community newspaper every week, according to the

National Newspaper Association. Furthermore, a public notice printed in the newspaper produces a permanent record. The internet does not, nor does it assure timeliness. And a newspaper is archived for years; not subject to computer crashes and hackers. Newspapers are easily verifiable, fully transparent and represent a secure third party who has nothing to gain from any notice. Connecticut’s recent ethical lapses shed a glaring light on the full meaning of this problem. It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Every public notice, which runs in a

Connecticut daily newspaper, is automatically uploaded to that newspaper’s web site and Newspapers are your watchdogs. Don’t let that role be changed now. Voice your opinion. To keep your notices in the newspaper, contact your local elected officials or: Governor Jodi Rell - 860.566.4840 Senate Democrats - 860.240.8600 House Democrats - 860.240.8500 Senate Republicans - 860.240.8800 House Republicans - 860.240.8700 The Plainville

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Transfer station opens — The Town Transfer Station located at Granger Lane will open for the season on Saturday, March 27. The hours of operation will be on Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is for Plainville Residents only.

Identification will be required. For more information call the Physical Services at (860) 793-0221 ext. 208. VNA dance — The Visiting Nurse Association of Central CT is having a fundraiser Saturday, March 27 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. For more information, contact Gina Marcantonio-Wotton, at (860) 826-4587, or by e-mail Gwot-



Plainville Choral Society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. For more information, call Mal Cum-

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mings at (860) 747-5695 or Maureen Deming at (860) 559-9781. Plainville Memorial Day Committee — The Plainville Memorial Day Parade Committee have a meeting for general discussion and planning of this year’s parade. The meeting will be held Monday, March 29 at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, 5:30 p.m. in Room 200. The public is invited to attend. For information, call Dan Hurley, at (860) 7930642, or Scott Saunders, at (860) 747-8837. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. For information, call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113.



Food for Friends — The Food for Friends meal for people in need will be held every Wednesday at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St. from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monthly 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. Donation for adults is $4 and children $1. Children under 6 are free. Everyone is welcome and this is open to the public.


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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 women’s auxiliary hold 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. For more information, call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School Band room. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (860) 7476022.


Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. For more information, call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Municipal Center — The Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square closes today, Thursday, April 1, at 4 p.m.



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The Downtown Beautification Commission and Economic Development Agency are looking to begin phase three of the improvement project for the center of Plainville.

Town Continued from page 1 nage. “One of the things we face is that people don’t realize where the parking is,” said Dumais. “We have a lot of offstreet parking, but people don’t realize it.” He said there were a variety of destinations for visitors to the center such as the Plainville Historical Society that people were sometimes unable to find. “We should be promoting access to one of our major features, which is set off of East Main Street,” Dumais said. The goal was ultimately to attract more businesses to a town center that is easy for visitors to navigate, he said. Other goals being considered include a common facade for


businesses and a generally seamless appearance for the center, he said. Dumais also praised the results of the previous phases of the downtown transformation, which included working with the state on the threeway intersection of East Main, West Main and Whiting streets, and adding a new entrance to the municipal center parking lot. Phase 2 of the beautification project included planters, old-style street lights and sidewalk improvements to the center.

through the reduction in paper, ink and copier machine usage but also in the time it took a town employee to make the reports. “One year can probably make up the cost of the laptops,” he said. Laptop usage became a reality through the initiative of Assistant Town Manager Shirley Osle and Lisa Metayer, executive assistant to Town Manager Robert E. Lee. Metayer assisted the council members on the new system. Hurley said laptops were new to him and he was still learning the ins and outs. To use, councilors log onto the Town of Plainville Web site and proceed to a secure page available only to them to download the information and correspondence they need. Hurley said the idea was first proposed several years ago by fellow councilman, Robert Ciotto Sr. A municipal

Town granted road money State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus announced that the State Bond Commission has released millions in state

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aid for road repairs, including $152,997 for Plainville. The money, which was approved March 17, is expected to be released to Plainville in approximately 30 days. “I am pleased to see this vital funding approved,”

Boukus said. “These grants help our town with job opportunities and much needed economic activity.” Town Aid Road grants fund local paving projects and road repair.

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Many area towns are not yet using this technology. “We are at the forefront,” Osle said. In February, the Bristol City Council gave a test run to laptops that were borrowed from the board of education. Metayer said 4Biz Group, of Plainville, was instrumental in developing the newly designed Web site that launched in September, and ensured that it was userfriendly. “They’ve been fabulous. They made sure we got the product we wanted to get,” Metayer said. She and Osle are brainstorming to improve the public and secure sections of the town Web site Next year, the complete budgets of each department will be available on the site. They welcome any suggestions on improvements and people can send ideas to the town via the Web site, click on the “contact us” tab, and submit the online form. “This is a great step forward for us,” Hurley said.

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be. This is needless destruction of what is now natural habitat for several species not to mention the area borders well-posted as Long Island Sound runoff basins. Mr. Lee’s complete disregard for the environment and our right to know as citizens should not stand. James Fink Plainville

computer committee was named and from that came the Web Site Committee, which is led by Metayer. Other town employees including Osle and Jane Dickman Buden, town assessor, handle various aspects of the computer system. The laptops were provided by the town, paid through a line item earmarked for technology upgrades in the capital budget, and are not for personal use. No municipal information is to be loaded onto personal laptops. When a councilor’s term ends, the laptop must be returned to the town manager’s office. Officials estimate savings at more than $7,000 annually. At the March Town Council meetings, councilors referred to their computer screens, as necessary, while conducting business. One of the advantages of the system, Osle said, is Finance Director Rob Buden can immediately update information to the computers during the council meetings.

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Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN- 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR - $750 & UP Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends March 31st MERIDEN- 2BR, LR w/FP. Stove, fridge, DW, W/D. Partially furnished. Patio, lg. private yard. $1100/mo. incl. electric, heat & cable. Avail. Now! (203) 237-3544 MERIDEN- 3BR, lg. yard, deck, jacuzzi tub & skylights, w/d hookup. No pets. $900/mo. 2 mos. sec. (203) 464-3083 MERIDEN- 3BRs, 1st & 3rd flr. W/D hkup. Sect 8 appr’d. Off-st park. No pets. $850-$975. Call 860-995-9506 or 860-995-4749 MERIDEN-1BR, stove & refrig. All utils incld. Close I-84, I-91, Merrit Pkwy. Pet neg. Call Janice 203-686-0011/203-314-8909

WALLINGFORD Immaculate 3BR Split with LR & FP, form DR, galley kit with breakfast bar, lower lev FR with wet bar, 2full baths, lg deck to 27’ above ground pool & CAIR! Reduced $299,000. Kathy 203-265-5618

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!

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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-2 BR. No pets. 18 Camp Street $800/month + security Call 203-537-2909 MERIDEN-2BRs $750mo + sec. Newly remodeled. Off-st parking. Convenient loc. E Side. No pets. 860-573-1182 MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Penthouse floor. Central air. All appls. On flr laundry. Credit + 2 mos. security. $800/mo. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN. 1 BR., 1st floor of 2 family. Stove, fridge, washer, dryer hookup, parking, porch, Sec. system. Clean & quiet. $675 + util, Sec. & Refs. Call 203-238-2889 MERIDEN. Studio apts starting at $495/mo including heat & electric, on bus line, no pets. Call (203) 982-3042 MERIDEN: Two 1 BR & One 2 BR Recently remodeled! New paint! Section 8 approved. No pets. 1 month security & First month rent. For more info, Call Rob - 203-535-3925 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully applianced. Inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $615/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 (x1)

PLANTSVILLE- Nice location. 2nd FL. 5 rooms, 2BRs. Stove, fridge. Off st. parking. No pets. Available now. $950 per mo plus security. (860) 869-9911 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

APARTMENTS FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON 1BR, 1st flr. $600/mo. 2mo sec. 5Rms, 1st flr, near Plantsville school. $950/mo. 2mo sec. 3BR, 2nd fl, $900/mo. 2mo sec. Call 860-538-5575 SOUTHINGTON EFFICIENCY First Floor. Near The Hospital of Central Ct. Utilities not included. References & security deposit required. 860-621-2693 SOUTHINGTON NOW AVAILABLE 2 BR Apt $850 Per Month Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & Credit check req. For more details, call Alex at 860-276-8208

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 - Large 3BR, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, washer hookup. Center St location. $1200 + sec & refs. Call (203) 294-1229 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. W/D. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. 203-269-6297

WALLINGFORD 3 BR in apartment complex. Washer & dryer inside unit. Carpet & vinyl throughout. $1200/mo. Separate utilities. Call Grace (203) 464-8066.

WLFD 2BR, 2nd FL. $925. Remodeled. Parking. Laundry. Dep. Ref. Credit Check. No Smoking/Pets. 203-992-7133

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


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


MERIDEN Quiet non-smoking roommate to share kitchen, LR, bath in 3 BR apt. $450 /mo. 2 wks security. 203-440-4036. PLAINVILLE-Share 2BR apt. Must like cats. Call Jocelyn 860-747-8464 leave message

WALLINGFORD “New Listing” 20yr young Col. 3BR, 1 1/2b, wood flrs, CAIR, close to center to town. Babbling brook on side of property, applcd galley kit, 1st fl FR & more. $234,900 don’t miss out on the tax stimulus.

$440,000 Fabulous custom built Col. Well insulated. Large eat-in kit, MBR suite w/huge walk-in closet w/jacuzzi tub in master bath. Open level yard.

Call Toni Falcone (203) 265-5618

Call Kathy (203) 265-5618

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $130 per week plus security. MERIDEN Lg Room. All utils & cable. Share kitchen & bath. Off street parking. No drugs or alcohol. $150 week & 1 week security. Refs. (203) 440-0825

MERIDEN Newer Colonial on culde-sac. Easy access to highways. HWF, 1st floor laundry and bonus rm, complete in-law in basement with own entrance. $319,900. Call Vicki 203-235-3300

MERIDEN 5yr old Col w/9rms, 3BRs, 2 baths, deck, sliders, updated wood fls in main level, shows exceptionally well & immaculate! Central air, 3 additional rms in lower level, 1c gar. $289,900. Kathy 203-235-3300


WALLINGFORD “Awesome Unit!” MERIDEN Room Available. First Week Free! Utilities included! $115/Wk.Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking 203213-8589 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

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

MERIDEN Immaculate CB Cont w/3car gar, lg bonus rm & finished w/o bsmt, HWF & beautiful detailed molding throughout. New appls, HWH & oil tank. $349,900. Vicki 203-235-3300

Natural light shines through the atrium window. Open flr plan, MBR has whlpl tub, WI closet, OS 2 car garage, ML laundry. $222,900.

Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618



The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, March 25, 2010

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED 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

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

A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, hedge trimming, dumpster rental, tree shrub, debris removal, #584101. Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638


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

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IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Free est. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

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Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code So you can survive a paycut and/or the taking of a new, lower paying job.


J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 ADDITIONS Decks, Garages Finish basement, complete home improvement & repairs. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107


All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 FENCING

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

GUTTERS DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning.. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887 HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Roofing, Siding & Gutters Ask about ***FREE Bonus*** Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


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HELP with all your Home Computing needs. Complete customer satisfaction. 860-426-8122

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.



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

Roll-Off Dumpsters




AMERICAN HEATING SERVICE 24 Hour emergency service. Complete heating & AC Installation & Service. Lic & insured. Great Rates. (203) 756-5040 NEW ENGLAND DUCT CLEANING HVAC Air ducts ● Dryer vents 203-915-7714 Meriden, CT

CLEANING WOMAN - Avail to clean home, apt or condo, exp. w/refs. 203-265-0401

JUNK REMOVAL JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house office, attic, cellar, gar, yd Landscaping. Spring C/U. Free est 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad PETE IN THE PICKUP For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

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



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

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

O’CONNOR ROOFING 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521 CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

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

Shamock Roofing

LANDSCAPING SPRING CLEAN-UPS & LAWN CARE Now accepting new accounts. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS Dump Runs, Mowing, Rototilling and More. Great rates!! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co.

CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

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

MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459

SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Mowing, Roto, Home & Yard Maintenance, Painting, Small Repairs, etc. (203) 715-2951 CT #839824

POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885 JENNY Experienced in home & office cleaning. Excellent references available 203-910-6319 2 POLISH SISTERS Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339

GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 A & A Lawn Care-Spring cleanups, hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-2376638 A KYLE LANDSCAPING Affordable lawn care in Meriden/ Wlfd. Insured. CT Reg #622733. Call for est (860) 637-7294 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821

INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC Spring Special! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #61548 JM LAWNCARE We Beat All Estimates Lawn mowing, trimming. Call for free est 860-796-8168

LAWN & GARDEN ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC. Lawn care, cutting, trimming, seasonal cleanups, etc. Affordable, insured, reliable. 203-687-1347


L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 PAINT PRO’S Interior/exterior painting. Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 537-7060 MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008


CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

PLUMBING REPAIRS, fixture replacements, toilets, lavs, tub & showers, kitchens, water heaters. Call for best pricing 203-537-1017 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

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

All Carpentry, custom home building to repairs. You name we do it. Since 1949 family run. #573358. 203-639-8389


SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460





BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Now accepting new lawn accounts. Commercial & residential. Clean ups, edging flower beds, mulching, pruning. CT# 0619909 Call 203-715-2301 www.biggreen

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing. Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

203-235-1383 POWER WASHING

CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Walls, Brick Work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-935-6213 FAZO’S Mason Pool decks, patio, pavers, stone wall, steps, walks, chimneys, stucco. Repairs. FREE EST. 28 yrs exp. 10% off. 203759-0879. CT Reg #568080 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000


Thursday, March 25, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

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

WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $195,900. Al 203-265-5618


BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. www.biggreen CT# 619909 203-715-2301

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES

CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970



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



203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

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

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Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

203-639-0032 Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319 ORTIZ ROOFING & SIDING Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-935-6213 or 203-815-6644 HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Roofing, Siding & Gutters Ask about ***FREE Bonus*** Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 Roofs R Us New/repairs/rubber/siding utters, remodeling. Since 1949 family run. #573358. Call 203-639-8389

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


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

360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: EOE MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $79,990. Kathy (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN $169,900 3BR, 1 ½ bath, 1700 sq.ft. Townhouse priced to sell. All new inside. Call Galleria R.E. 203-671-2223


CT Reg. #516790

TREE SERVICES GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775


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

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc.

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

Call Dennis 203-630-0008

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

1st Run TREE CUTTING, Stump Grinding, Wood Chipping, Bucket work, Fully Insured, Free Estimates. Call anytime 860-628-8830

32 hrs, 11 p - 7 a, No Weekends Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, is seeking compassionate, energetic, qualified R.N.’s for the above positions. MMCI offers very competitive wages & benefits, incl. pension plan & non-contributory health & dental for employee, life, & disability insurances. Drug testing & criminal background check req’d. Applicants must be CT lic’d. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients & are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

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

HELP WANTED CONSTRUCTION CO. hiring now Laborers, Machine Operators, CDL Class 1 & 2 Drivers. Year round work. Min 3yrs exp. Must have valid CT driver’s lic. Salary DOE. Medical/Benefits. Please email resume to: CUSTODIAN Maintenance workers needed for the Wallingford Public Schools to work either the 2:00 P.M. to 10 P.M. or the 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 shifts. Hourly rate $16.04 to $19.82 (wages currently being negotiated) hourly plus shift differential. Requires some experience in bulding maintenance work. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2010 or the date we receive the fiftieth (50) application, whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. (203) 294-2080. EOE.

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

HELP WANTED CHILDCARE-Center Director, Assistant Director & Head Teacher w/exp. Plese send resume to: Stork Club, P. O. Box 2410, Meriden, CT 06450 or fax to 203-237-6947 EXPERIENCED Professional Bucket Operator & Tree Climber. Reliable, self-starter. Valid lic & CDL. 203-272-4216 FIRST Connecticut CU (Wallingford) is seeking a parttime Member Service Rep/Teller. Cash handling experience and excellent member service skills are a must. PC knowledge required. E-mail resume to Equal Opportunity Employer FT/PT Locker Rm Attendant at a private country club. Shoe cleaning & janitorial services req. Locker rm or golf exp a plus. 203-269-9000. HOMEMAKER/COMPANIONS F/T-P/T, to assist elderly in their homes. Transportation & phone essential. Bilingual applicants encouraged. Call Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care 203-238-1441

Management & More

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

MATERIAL HANDLER Manufacturer seeks experienced person to move materials in and outside the factory, using pallet jack, forklift, van or truck. Must have a valid CT license and good driving record. Must also perform other jobs as required. 4 day work week with benefits including 401k plan. Please apply in person at: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457

HELP WANTED LANDSCAPE Experienced Foreperson & Laborers. Must have valid driver’s lic. Southington. 860-628-5191 MARBLE AND Granite Fabricator Looking for an experienced marble and granite fabricator for full time position. Call 860-426-2800 for details. MECHANIC-Experienced on lawnmower, tractors, chainsaws, power equipment. Full Time. Call 203-294-1763 OUTSIDE Yard Person needed. Various duties. Inventory, gate security, maintenance, etc. This is an all outside job - all weather conditions. apply in person to Jaysun Maynard. STATEWIDE AUTO AUCTION, 1756 No. Broad St., Meriden, CT (203) 237-1975 P/T BAKER-Nights. Experience preferred. Apply in person: Neil’s Donuts, 83 North Turnpike Rd., Wallingford

TEACHER - Full Time Before & After School Program BS/BA req’d, preferably in education or related field. 2 yrs exp. with school age children. Must be eligible for CT head teacher certificate. Must acquire and maintain First Aid & CPR training. Send resume to:

Women & Families Center ATTN: T. Hunter 169 Colony Street Meriden CT 06451 (203) 235-9297 x131 AA/EEO

Tool & Die Maker Manufacturer of medical & high end commercial products seeks experienced individuals for all shifts. Company offers an excellent, as well as unique, benefits package. Contact: Acme Monaco Corporation 75 Winchell Road New Britain, CT 06052 Fax (860) 827-9982 Email:

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

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

Visit us on the web at DENTAL ASSISTANT EXPERIENCED Excellent opportunity. Send resume to 203-630-3021 REGISTERED NURSES Registered Nurse needed to work full-time in care of the sick program for missionbased home health care agency. ● Competitive salary ● Benefits ● Experience preferred If you have any questions, please call Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care at (203) 238-1441 or visit web site at


Part Time BookKeeper Needed Experienced Book Keeper needed for medical office. Full knowledge and experience with Quick books and payroll are essential. We offer excellent pay and work flexibility. Please e-mail your resume and references to: Or fax it to: 860-276-9296

WATER UTILITY OFFICE SUPERVISOR Public water utility seeks an effective manager with minimum five years experience in direct charge of staff with billing and collections experience in the municipal government environment. Effective management and administrative skills are essential. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Salary negotiable based on qualifications. Offers of employment will be subject to successfully passing a pre-employment physical exam including a urinalysis drug test and a criminal background check. Apply in person at: Southington Water Department, 605 West Queen Street, Southington, CT by April 5, 2010. Detailed job posting and job description will be available for review at Department Offices.

Spring is Here Looking For a New Career Change? Then Orchards at Southington Assisted Living might be the place for you.

CNA Positions Open Every other W/E 7-3 & per diem. If interested, email resume or come in for application. 34 Hobart Street, Southington email: ingrisellis@ LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

HELP WANTED PAINTING Full Time Carpenters, Painters, SUBS for Residential/Commercial work. Call 800-778-9885 x 1279

ROOFER Commercial w/5 years experience in EPDM. Must have phoneable references and pass drug test. Top Pay/Benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naugatuck. (203) 729-2266 AA/EOE

WRECKER DRIVERS/ and or MECHANIC Must have clean driving record. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave. Priority given to certified or experienced drivers. YARD JOCKEY wanted, Wallingford. Must have experience with tractor trailers. 12hr shifts, benefits. Call Kevin 203-7410019 to apply. EOE.


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Sevens Ann Taylor Dooney & Bourke






Citizens of Humanity

We pay 55% of the selling price on 5 popular names

purchases over $25

One coupon per person per visit, cannot be combined with any other offers, excludes prior sales. Expiration date April 30, 2010





South Windsor

Rocky Hill


1735 Town Center 860-644-9090

781 Cromwell Ave. 860-257-1661



151 Queen St. 860-620-1266 NEXT TO EL SOMBRERO

Store Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-6, Thurs. & Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5 Consignment Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-4 Thursdays 10-6








3-25-2010 Plainville Citizen  

Plainville Citizen Newspaper for March 25.