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Volume 10, Number 16

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Council OKs joint health district, optimistic it will be better option for town By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Following months of discussion, the Plainville Town Council took the final step forward to create one health district for Plainville and Southington. The proposal had been put before both towns’ councils with resi-

dents giving their pros and cons at numerous recent meetings. Southington gave the OK to the proposal last week. At Monday’s meeting of the Plainville council, a motion was passed 6-1 approving an ordinance creating See Council, page 6

General Electric site renewing car efficiency with renewable energy By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

The age of renewable energy has found its way to Plainville, thanks to a new solar carport being built by General Electric. Director of Planning and Economic Development Mark DeVoe said the compa-

ny did come before the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval in September, and the port is now being built at the corner of Woodford Avenue and East Street in Plainville. “From our perspective, it’s an exciting prospect because See GE, page 30

After 50 years, Hermanowski has no plans to get ‘out’ of umpiring By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen A job most would consider a thankless one, Plainville’s Maryon Hermanowski has embraced for more than half a century. And he does it for free. The town’s most beloved Little League umpire, Hermanowski has been working local youth baseball games since 1960. “I love to see the kids when they come in; 8, 9, 10. The ball’s hit to them; they’re praying that they can catch it. And what I like to do when the kid comes up to bat is look into the stands, and you can tell who the mother is — she has her hands over her eyes,” Hermanowski said with a laugh. “It’s never going to stop being fun,” the soon-to-be 76-year-old added. “I’ve told most of the people (in Plainville Little League), if you see me blowing calls, it’s time to quit. But right

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Maryon Hermanowski has umpired Little League baseball games in town since 1960, and the soonto-be 76-year-old has no plans to stop. Hermanowski is pictured with an award commemorating his 50 years of service to Plainville Little League. now, I can still call a good play at first base.” Hermanowski’s epic umpiring career began innocently enough. Checking

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The construction of General Electric’s solar car charging port being built on the corner of Woodford Avenue and East Street. The project is expected to be finished by May 26.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fill the Truck was held April 15 to April 18 at Gnazzo’s, 73 East St., to help the Plainville Community Food Pantry collect needed food items for the less fortunate in Plainville. Pictured from left are Cody and Kile Dominique, of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, who volunteered their time for a community service requirement for their confirmation.

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Plainville teen looking to raise money for international event By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

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walk as a member of the Capital Region Interdistrict Leadership Academy, and is trying to raise money to sponsor athletes from different countries all around the world to be able to come and participate in the summer games. When Willard joined CRILA last year, she said she went on a trip to Colorado for an all expenses paid leadership building experience. “It would be nice to give that chance to another person for something they want to do,” Willard said. The games began in 1993, and were conceived as a means to unite people from all around the world in a festival of sports and the performing arts. The walk to raise money for support for the games will be on May 21, and games themselves will be held from June 26 to July 4. While CRILA is not affiliated with the World Youth

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the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District. The only naysayer was Republican Councilwoman Lee Toffey. “I’m not happy with the 5-2 split, there’s nothing we can do about it, that’s the way laws are written,” Toffey said. “I don’t see it as a huge benefit for Plainville, I don’t see it as being a huge detriment, but I feel I will be probably the only dissenting vote on this.”

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Chamber announces honorees in preparation for annual meeting The Plainville Chamber of Commerce has announced the people and businesses who will be honored at the 103rd Annual Dinner And Meeting, planned for Wednesday, April 27. The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. social hour and followed by a family-style dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Nuchies Restaurant, 164 Central St., Route 72, Forestville. Employees of the Year recipients are from Gnazzo’s Food Center at 73 East St. Jackie Cianchetti, Tracey Hermanowski and Deborah Rio are the honorees. Distinguished Volunteer of the Year is Richard Politis who is active with the Plainville Community Food Pantry. He was nominated by Susie Woerz, executive director of the food pantry. Mizzy Construction will receive the Business Recognition Award. Emcee will be MaryEllen Fillo, columnist for the Hartford Courant. There is a charge to attend. To purchase tickets, to sponsor or for more information, call Maureen Saverick, office manager at the chamber of commerce, (860) 7476867.

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Plainville Choral Society will be performing the show “Nunsense” Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. More details to follow. Sale of refreshments will benefit Relay For Life of Plainville teams.

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Obituaries Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterbury. Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, New Britain, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Louise Copeland Louise U. “Snookie” Copeland, 76, of Plainville, beloved wife of Wendell W. “Scotty” Copeland, died April 5, 2011, at Bristol Hospital. She was born May 4, 1924, in Bristol, a daughter of the late Fortunato “Frank” Urso and Antoinette (Cornnellie) Pond. She resided most of her life in Bristol before moving to Plainville 25 years ago. Her places of employment included Wallace Barnes and the Plainville school system but she received the most joy as a foster mother, helping many children over the years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Karin Copeland, of Burlington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Noreen C. and Steven T. Wolf, of Bristol, and Brenda Copeland and John Rypysz, of Bristol; a brother, Thomas Urso, of Florida; four grandchildren, Christopher Thomas Wolf, Christina Lynn Wolf, Taylor Jacqueline Copeland and Garrett Ovide Copeland; her godfather, Peter DeNote; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held April 8, 2011, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol. Burial fol-

William Weitzke Sr. William J. Weitzke, Sr., 91, of Hartford, widower of Edna (Anderson) Weitzke, died April 8, 2011, at Avery Heights in Hartford. He was born in Bristol, on Aug. 12, 1919, and was a graduate of Plainville High School, Class of 1937. He was formerly a resident of Plainville, West Hartford and Farmington until moving to Avery Heights in 2000. He received a bachelor’s degree from Teachers College of Connecticut (now Central Connecticut State University) in 1942; received a master’s degree from New York University and his sixth year from Columbia University and did doctoral work at the University of Connecticut. A World War II US Army Veteran, he completed OCS and served as a second lieutenant. He formerly taught at Plainville High School, served as principal of the Wheeler School in Plainville for seven years and later was principal of the Morley School and Smith School in West Hartford for 18 years, retiring in 1978. He also helped organize the Connecticut Outdoor Education Association now known as the Connecticut Outdoor Ed-

ucation & Environmental Association. A former deacon at the Congregational Church of Plainville, he was presently a member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, in West Hartford. He was a member of Frederick-Franklin Lodge No. 14 AF&AM in Plainville; Past Worthy Patron and 50year member of Frederica Chapter No. 100 OES; was a former member of Plainville Veterans of Foreign Wars; and was past president of the Rip Snorters Square Dance Club of West Hartford. He is survived by a son, William Weitzke Jr. and his wife, Katie, of Meriden; a daughter, Lynn Weitzke, of Chaddsford, Pa.; five grandchildren, Jill Olsen and her husband, Richard, of New Brighton, Pa., Elizabeth Kobar and her husband, David, of Chicago, Megan Ellis, of Middletown, Jaime Ellis, of

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Jean Delores Humphrey, 75, of Woodstock, Ga., died March 31, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. She was born Feb. 21, 1936, in Wilson, N.C., daughter of the late Mallie Watson. She was the widow of the late Adolph Humphrey. She worked for General Electric of Plainville for several years. She is survived by her seven daughters and four sons, Denise (Roger) Napoleon, of Waterbury, Cheryl Bowen, of Woodstock, Ga., Adolph Humphrey Jr., Gregory Humphrey, both of Waterbury, Angela Humphrey, of Columbia, S.C., Karen Humphrey, Derrick Humphrey, both of New Britain, Brian Humphrey, of Waterbury, Gwendolyn Humphrey, of New Britain, Talisha Humphrey, of Canton, Ga., and Tangela Humphrey, of New Britain; her 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Verna Parker, of Waterbury, and Vanessa Watson, of Chesapeake, Va.; three sisters-in-law, Rose (Claude) Porter, of Willingboro, N.J., Gloria (Haywood) Norman, of Sunbury, N.C., and Diane Brown, of Cromwell. The funeral was held April 8, 2011, at Spottswood A.M.E. Zion Church, New Britain. Burial followed at

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Letters to the Editor

Plainville local to seek BOE seat

To the editor: Well folks, it is budget time again and the council is sending us the first budget to vote on that has a 1.2 mill increase. You do the math for your tax liability. With revaluation coming up this year (you know that always means a tax increase) I cannot support this budget. The Board of Education has an excess of employees and in my opinion, some that the taxpayers should not be paying for. How about this for a kick in the teeth to the taxpayers? The elected council and board of education approved a no-layoff contract for the school administrators. If an administrator position is eliminated, they can bump employees from positions that they qualify for. This would be interest-

ing. I’ll bet that every working person would like to have this agreement with their employer. With all the back and forth bickering between the council and board of education, I decided to try to be a solution to this issue by running for one of the six seats that will be up for election to the board of education in November. I would like to encourage all citizens who want to see the much-needed change in the government of Plainville, to run for a seat on the council or board of education. The only way that we can ever see change is to be involved. I will be at the fire station on budget voting day collecting signatures from voters who would like to see my name on the ballot in November of a board of education seat. I will also

have all the information on how to become a candidate for an elected position, which is really a simple process. The Citizens and Property Owners group no longer has officers but our group has remained and grown stronger with dedicated citizens who are not afraid to voice their opinions on town issues. We will be set up on budget voting day so stop by and talk to us. John Kisluk Plainville

Can we try to be nice? To the editor: Issues of money, discussions of budgets and what is a priority for whom, are always fraught with emotion and contention. There was a time in Plainville that these discussions were handled with a level of decorum and

Government Meetings

Thursday, April 21 Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, April 25 Aviation Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Town Council, Municipal Center, public hearing on budget Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 All-day budget vote, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., fire headquarters, 77 W. Main St. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 27 Republican Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 Citizens and Property Owners Association, Plainville Public Library, 7 p.m. Republican Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.


civility. That time has passed. As elected officials we are often called on to take the high road, to continue on our task and ignore the insults hurled at us. After the public hearing on April 4, I find myself unable to do so. A citizen stood to comment on that Monday night and pondered the possibility that someone involved in the Plainville school system would steal from the schools. His comment was regarding computers, “If 100 computers are purchased for the schools, how do we know that 10 of them don’t end up in somebody’s home?” I understand the economic frustrations of town residents, but arbitrary accusations such as this intended only to inflame the situation are not the answer. Someone else stood to say that as board of education members we should hang our heads and be ashamed to leave our homes. Even more disturbing, the chairman of the town council did nothing to dissuade the disintegration of the meeting into a board of education bashing. Many of you know me. My children graduated from Plainville High School. I participated as a parent in all school activities, in local sports, as a volunteer for the

Plainville Choral Society Youth Theatre, Project Graduation and as a supporter of local charities. Many of my colleagues on the board of education have been and continue to be similarly involved. We do not exist in the abstract as “the Board of Education.” We are your neighbors, your friends, the parents of your children’s friends. We volunteer as members of the board of education in an attempt to do what we can to improve the town through the support of our students and our schools. At times, our goals seem to be at odds with those of some citizens. That is the time for logical debate and explanation not half-truths and wild fabrications. It is time to return to Plainville. We can move the level of discussion and respect for alternate views to a higher level of thoughtfulness and civility. The current hostile discourse comes from the top of the town down. Let’s start to recover from the bottom up by choosing to be respectful of each other. Cheryl Provost Plainville

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Luncheon benefit

An luncheon to benefit the Congregational Church of Plainville UCC help “rAise the roof ” will be held at the Outback Steakhouse, Southington on Saturday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch includes sirloin, chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, honey wheat bread and soft drink, coffee or tea. There is a cost to attend. For more information or for tickets, call (860) 747-1901 or (860) 793-2106.

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Robertson Airport on Johnson Avenue, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, May 21. One hundred years ago, Nels Nelson, a young man of limited means but boundless enthusiasm and talent for flight, took off from Tylers’ barley field and Plainville is still celebrating. In a machine of his own construction, he flew a short distance, becoming the first to fly in Plainville. This happened where part of the airport is today. The Plainville Aviation Commission is planning an open house with surprise flying machines on hand, displays and special guests. This event is open to the public.

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PHS swim team fundraiser

Science night Photo courtesy of Plainville Family Resource Network

Science Night at Linden Street School, sponsored by the Plainville Family Resource Network, was well attended with 250 participants on April 7. Children and families came together to complete many experiments available to them and discover the wonders of science. Linden’s very own “Mad Scientist,” secondgrade teacher, Melissa Dodenhoff, began the evening with a stage show and completed the evening with an outside presentation of “Fire and Ice.”

The Plainville High School boys and girls swimming team will be hosting a golf tournament fund raiser on Saturday, June 18, to raise money for their annual training trip to Florida. The tournament will be held at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington. The tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. There is a cost to participate. Lunch and raffles will be held. Pre-registration can be made by calling Peg Lee at (860) 351-5021, or by arriving early at 6:30 a.m. on tournament day.


Open house

Plainville Day Care Center will be having an Open House at Toffolon Elementary School, 145 Northwest Drive on Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. All Plainville families are invited to attend. Meet the teachers and tour the new classroom. Enroll now for fall, full day preschool openings are available and fees are based on a sliding scale. For more information call (860) 747-3321 or call for an appointment.

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Hospital for Special Care, one of the nation’s largest long-term acute-care hospitals, is offering its annual nursing scholarship for students who are enrolled in, or accepted into, an accreditednursing program, pursuing a first-time, registered nursing degree; full and parttime students are eligible. Candidates will be selected from the following categories: high school senior or community student; family member of a benefits-eligible employee of Center of Special Care. Family in-

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Get out and vote on April 26 To the editor: It’s that time of year again when the town council prepares the budget for the upcoming year. The town budget has the biggest impact on your finances, more so than the proposed changes at both the state and federal levels. Whether you support or oppose the budget as presented on April 26, please go to the polls and cast your vote. It is critical that your elected leaders know where you

cludes spouse, child or grandchild; or volunteer or a member of their family at CSC. Family includes spouse, child or grandchild. All prospective applicants must reside in the Greater New Britain area from Plainville, Southington and other area towns. For an application, call the Hospital for Special Care Foundation, at (860) 832-6257; or Maria Pietrantuono, chairwoman, Nursing Scholarship Committee, at (860) 827-4731; or, and click on Career Opportunities. Deadline is April 29.

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Chamber scholarships

The family of Ralph F. Lostocco is offering the first Ralph F. Lostocco Memorial Scholarship to a Plainville High School graduating senior who plants to attend a two or four year accredited college or university with a strong interest in business or entrepreneurial studies. All levels of ability are encouraged to apply. Applications and details may be obtained from the Guidance Department at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Deadline for applications is Thursday, May 5.

The 2011 Plainville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship forms are available at the chamber office which is located in the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square. Scholarships offered are: Third And Fourth Year Benefactors College Scholarships — The Plainville Chamber of Commerce is offering scholarships to Plainville residents entering their third or fourth or year of college. This scholarship is funded by Manafort Brothers and Mizzy Construction through the Benefactor

Scholarship Fund. Joan K. Deegan Memorial Second Year College Scholarship — The Plainville Chamber of Commerce is offering scholarships to Plainville residents entering their second year of college. Deegan was a past president of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce and a member of many community and civic organizations. Applications must be returned to the Chamber Office by Friday, May 6. For more information, call the chamber at (860) 747-6867.

stand on current spending, the proposed tax increase, and on the prospects of reduced services. As we did last year, we will be conducting an exit poll in the parking lot of the firehouse on April 26. For legal reasons, the budget referendum wording simply asks if you want the town to appropriate a certain dollar amount to run the town and the school system. As elected members of both the board of education and the town council, we are very interested to hear your thoughts on the budget. The exit poll is a short series of multiplechoice questions designed to

help you tell us what you like or don’t like about the budget, and should take no more than two minutes to fill out. We feel it would be extremely helpful to record your thoughts, but your identity does not need to be revealed. The information collected will be counted and presented to both the town council and the board of education at their respective next meetings. In an effort to be completely transparent and fair, we made an offer to all members of the board of education and the town council to help us design the exit poll, as well as work at the firehouse

on April 26 to ensure you all have an opportunity to be heard. As of this writing, only Town Council Chairman Dan Hurley and Councilwoman Lee Toffey have volunteered to work with us. If any of the other elected leaders change their minds and want to help, we would certainly welcome their participation. Many people have complained over the years that their vote doesn’t seem to matter to the town council or the board of education. While we believe it is not appropriate to govern by polls, it is important to occasionally get the pulse of the com-

munity, especially where it concerns spending in excess of $50 million of taxpayer funds. As such, we want you to know that we are interested in what you have to say. So, remember to vote on April 26. And, after you vote inside the firehouse, please stop by our table in the parking lot and fill out an exit poll. If you have questions or comments about anything going on in town, at least one of us will be there all day and we’ll be happy to speak with you. Scott and Andrea Saunders Plainville


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Corps meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Middle School of Continued from page 8 Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis ter in person. There is a Thompson, P.O. Box 243, charge to participate. InforPlainville, CT 06062 or call mation: call (860) 793-9631. (860) 621-6090. Municipal closings — The Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, Friday will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, and be closed Fife and Drum Corps — Friday, April 22, in obserThe Connecticut Patriots Se- vance of Good Friday. The nior Ancient Fife and Drum Plainville Senior Center, 200

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5695, or Maureen Deming, at days from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (860) 559-9781. until the end of November Continued from page 15 (exact date to be deterRotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 mined). Identification is rep.m. Mondays at J. Timoquired for proof of residenthy’s Taverne, 143 New cy. Commercial e-waste is Britain Ave. For informanot accepted. Information: Saturday tion, call Guy Doyon at (860) call Public Works Adminis793-4113. Library — The Plainville tration at (860) 793-0221, ext. 208. Public Library is open today, Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Holistic fair — A Holistic Monday Fair is being held in honor Ancient Free & Acceptof Earth Day Saturday, April Plainville Choral Socied Masons — Frederick23, from noon to 4 p.m., at ety — The Plainville Choral Franklin Lodge No. 14, A.F. Jitters Cafe, 1273 Queen St., Society rehearses Mondays, & A. M., meets at 7:30 p.m. Southington. There will be 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria on the second and fourth complimentary organic Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Tuesdays of the month, exfoods, events, demonstraBristol. Information: call cept July and August, at the tions, yoga, drumming and Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main fair vendors. This is free and Mal Cummings, at (860) 747open to the public. Relay For Life fundraiser — Team Celebrating Life will have a bake sale Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to noon, in the lobby of Gnazzo’s FREE ESTIMATES Food Center, 73 East St., ALL WORK GUARANTEED Plainville. DECK STAINING & REPAIR Teen center open — ALL PRESSURE WASHING Faith Bible Church, 168 PRICES BEAT! Unionville Ave. at Northwest SENIORS/VETERANS - 15% DISCOUNT Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers MENTION THIS can come Saturday nights, AD SAVE from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun ADDITIONAL 5% Lic. #0574427 free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. The Perfect Indoor Environment Now For more information, call Comes With A Low Monthly Payment. the church at (860) 747-5209. Transfer station open — The Transfer Station is open to Plainville residents Satur-


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Plainville Briefs

Boston trip for a day

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Pasta dinner at firehouse A pasta dinner will be held at the Plainville Firehouse, 77 W. Main St., Saturday, April 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. There is a charge to attend and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Holistic fair for Earth Day

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Wheeler Clinic Kids Day

Wheeler Clinic’s Prevent Child Abuse Connecticut will present Kids Day events on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. These free community events, held in the parking lots of Kohl’s Department Stores in Rocky Hill and Orange, coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, and offer an array of family-oriented activities and information on keeping children safe, happy and healthy.

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Ray Neumann, Faith Fabrizio, Helen Marinelli, John Delin-2, Dot Stephenson, Simone Guimond, Tom Loiselle-2, Judy Tracey-2, Bert Collin, Bob Wassil, Sara Cameron, Marie Cyr, Tom Genovese, Rocky Roberts 200 club — Jerry L.Tracey Sr., 226; Frank Robinson, 214; Al Cassella, 200 Contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 747-2918.

Free groceries from Foodshare The Foodshare Organization delivers free food to low income individuals at the Plainville Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Community Room on Monday, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Groceries are distributed every other Monday. The next distribution will be Monday,

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Coffee with a social worker Coffee with a social worker will be held Monday, April 25, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Anyone with questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options, Where to Find Alzheimer’s Help in the Community, Caregiving, Homecare, etc. can stop by Stephanie’s office. This program is for Plainville residents only. No preregistration necessary.

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Ask the Doctor at the library

A lecture about strokes, part of the Ask the Doctor Series presented by MidState Medical, will be held Thursday, April 28, 6:30 p.m., at the Southington Public Library, 255 Main St. Dr. Alina Asnaga, of MidState Medical, will lead the lecture. A stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. For information, contact the reference/information desk at (860) 628-5597, ext. 5.

St. from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. The series, sponsored by the hospital’s Wolfson Palliative Care Program and Pastoral Care Department, is for families and friends who have suffered the loss of a relationship through death. Lectures will be led by Wolfson social worker Karen Caplan, and hospital chaplain, the Rev. Ron Smith. Lecture schedule: May 5: “What’s Happening? Lost and Off the Map,� speakers: Caplan, Smith; May 12: “Is there a Spiritual Path?,� speaker: Smith; May 19: “The Hills and Valleys: Steps to Healing,� speaker: Caplan. Registration is required by calling (860) 224-5463.

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Upcoming blood drives: May 7, YMCA Plainville, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville, 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. May 7, Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus, 100 Grand St., 7:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Relay For Life of Plainville Bottle drive for Relay An ongoing Relay For Life bottle drive and drop off center will be held at Jim’s Deli, 361 Woodford Ave., Plainville. For more information, contact Julie at Jim’s Deli, (860) 747-8857.

Relay For Life meetings Meetings for Relay For Life of Plainville 2011 will be held at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., team captains at 6 p.m., committees at 7:15 p.m. The dates are Wednesdays, May 4 and June 1. The event, which supports

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Jump-n-Jammin Knuckleheads The Knuckleheads will be hosting a fundraiser Thursday, May 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Jump-n-Jammin, 815 Pine St., Bristol. There is a cost per child; adults free.

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Arthur “Art” Real Napert, 91, of Bristol, died peacefully April 6, 2011. He was the loving husband of Rita (Gir a r d i n ) Napert. He was also known as “Uncle Blackie.” He was born in Black Lake, Canada, on Nov. 16, 1919, and was the son of the late Albert and Angelina (Cloutier) Napert. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a part of the European Front. He came home to Connecticut and started a family with his first wife, Mary, and together they raised their family. He was a hardworking and dedicated employee for General Electric in Plainville for 22 years. He also worked a second job for 20 years at Gull Metal of Plainville. After Mary’s death, he was blessed again in meeting Rita and together they shared a life filled with happiness. Outside of work, he enjoyed fishing and boating on the river even though he couldn’t swim. He also loved to capture every moment with his family by taking pictures and making his homemade videos. He was a member of

the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Our Lady of Mercy Church and later St. Matthew’s of Forestville, when they moved back to Connecticut. He was a feisty man who loved his family above all else and will truly be missed. Besides his loving wife, he leaves his children, Bob Napert and his wife, Marie, Linda Napert; a grandchild, Renee Napert; his sister, Nancy Toppi, of Massachusetts; eight stepchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; his fishing partner and nephew, Ron Roy; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Brunello) Napert; four brother; and five sisters. The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Ingraham Manor for their care and compassion during his time with them. A celebration of his life was held April 12, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Burial was held privately and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may by made to Ingraham Manor, 400 N. Main St., Bristol, CT 06010.

Financial program

On Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m., a financial series to help people with debt will begin at Faith Bible Baptist Church, 12 Granger Lane. There is a fee to attend. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a 13-week, video-based small group study that teaches families how to overcome debt and build wealth. For more information, visit or call (860) 747-0007.

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The Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency is seeking public comment for the 2012-16 updates to the LongRange Transportation Plan and Public Participation Plan for central Connecticut (covering Berlin, Burlington, Bristol, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth and Southington). Drafts of the updates can be viewed at notices.htm. Printed copies are available on request. CCRPA will hold an informational meeting on Friday, April 15, at noon, and a hearing on Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the updates. Both events are open to the public and will take place at 225 N. Main St., Suite 304, Bristol, CT. Questions and comments can be directed to Francis Pickering by e-mail to, fax to (860) 589-7820, or post to the address above. All comments must be received by Wednesday, May 11 by 5 p.m.


The Plainville Citizen Thursday, April 21, 2011


Lady Devils chalk up win No. 1 By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen

The Plainville softball team has potential to be a contender. It just may take some time. The Blue Devils, who lost their starting pitcher, catcher and center fielder to graduation, are hoping to get better as the season goes on. “Those are primary positions to replace on the softball field,” Plainville coach Jen Micowski said. “We have people that have stepped up and are doing the job taking those roles. But we’re definitely going to take some bumps early on because they are young.” The Blue Devils experienced three tough losses to open the season, but battled back to get a big victory Monday at Windsor. Sophomore Cheyenne Dalke delivered a clutch three-run double in the top of

the fifth inning to key the 6-4 victory. Junior Tabi Arnold got the job done pitching. The six-run output was two more than Plainville produced in the first three games, total. It was also a huge win, with two teams ranked in the Hartford area’s Top 10 on the schedule in the next week. The Blue Devils were without a few starters for various reasons Friday in a 12-0 loss at Bristol Central. Plainville could not get much started against Rams pitcher Emily Cintorino, who struck out 11, allowing just two hits and no walks. Freshmen Alexis Ruscito and Danielle Angelillo each had singles for the Blue Devils that day. Dalke reached third base after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning, but Plainville could not push her across the plate. “I give [Cintorino] a lot of credit,” Micowski said. “She

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

The Plainville High School softball team’s Tabi Arnold unloads a pitch during a recent game. Arnold led the Lady Blue Devils’ to their first victory Monday. doesn’t throw many balls. She puts the pressure on the batter and we didn’t respond at the plate. We weren’t aggressive early in at-bats and a lot of times we ended up

Tough week

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Plainville golfers settle for split By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen When the CIAC pondered moving the boys golf season from the spring to the fall, Plainville High School coach Steve Guerriero came out against the idea. The veteran coach determined that although players may be at their best right after summer, course and weather conditions are not ideal then. There are fallen leaves to contend with. The weather gets raw. In the end, the majority of coaches agreed with Guerriero, and the boys golf season stayed put. “I’m a spring guy,” said Guerriero. “Golf during the spring.” However, Guerriero is well aware that spring golf in New England — especially in April —comes with its

own set of obstacles, including wind and rain. “It’s not necessarily that comfortable now either,” the veteran coach conceded. “We haven’t had the ideal conditions,” Guerriero added. “This is not warm weather. This is jacket weather.” Although the sun stayed mostly hidden, Guerriero’s troops turned in a solid opening week. The Blue Devils were edged by Torrington, 171-179, in their season-opener, but went on to best Bristol Central, 179-194. Both matches were played at Tunxis Plantation. Senior Aaron Forino’s 42 paced Plainville against Torrington. Andrew Hamel, another senior, was next in line with a 44. Hamel put up a team-best 42 against New Britain. That afternoon, first-year team member Steve Boland fol-

lowed Hamel with a solid 45. It was Boland’s first time in the starting lineup. “Very disciplined golfer,” Guerriero said. “I can’t say enough about the kid.” Before this year, Boland had played baseball in the spring. Guerriero is not sure why the junior made the switch to golf “but I’m really happy he did,” the coach said with a laugh. “I was tickled to death to see the kind of game he has.” Forino, the team captain, had a 46 against Bristol Central. Guerriero said the senior was not happy with that number. Junior Andrew Chapman also was displeased with his play in Week 1. Chapman fired a pair of 46s. Plainville senior Jesse Carter shot a 47 against Torrington and capped the week with a 46.

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

The Plainville High School baseball team fell to Bristol Central, 2-1, Friday at Alumni Field to cap a winless week. The Blue Devils headed into April vacation with a mark of 2-2. PHS first baseman Chris Kuzia is pictured.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blue Devil Notes

The Plainville High School girls tennis team headed into April vacation on a high note. The Lady Blue Devils held on to defeat host New Britain 4-3 Friday to improve to 2-1 on the season. “It was an exciting match, especially three singles,” said Plainville coach Chuck Radda. In that No. 3 singles

match, the Lady Blue Devils’ Chanel Macklin came from behind to win, 2-1. After staying alive with a 7-5 victory in Game 2, Radda said Macklin “had begun to develop some confidence. But even more important, she began to play aggressively and really fight for points — something she hadn’t done very much before. I hope that attitude continues,

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Notes Continued from page 24 107-17 season-opening victory over host Bulkeley last week. The Lady Blue Devils qualified for the state meet in six events in the rout. “It was a great first meet,” said Mills. “A lot of returning girls had times at this first meet that they ended with last year. With 19 girls who have never been in a track and field meet before it was a good meet to start with.” Placing first against Bulkeley was Shea Echols (100, 200), Ali Caponigro (shot put), Millie Mills (discus), Paula Frejlich (triple jump) and the 4x800 relay team of Angie Andrukiewicz, Delaney Russell, Emily Zuckerman and Isabella D’Onofrio. “Amazing effort,” said Coach Mills. The Plainville High School boys track and field team didn’t fare as well against Bulkeley. The Blue Devils were edged, 76-73, in Hartford. PHS coach Shaun Berard was impressed with the work turned in by his younger team members. Andrew Rot-

tier was second in the 1,600 and third in the 800, Malik Gordon placed first in high jump and was second in the 110 hurdles, Zeke Wells bested the field in pole vault, Dominick D’Onofrio was runner-up in the 400, and Jimmy Lux performed well in the 4x800 and 4x400 relays, and in the 800. Also generating points for Plainville was Marquille Johnson, who placed first in the 110 and 330 hurdles, and

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down in the count, and that gives the pitcher the advantage. We were on the defensive.” Micowski said sophomore Jacqui Wuchert, the starting pitcher against Bristol Central, will need some time to develop without much experience at the position. Ruscito, the starting catcher, has been impressive. “She’s a phenomenal athlete,” Micowski said. Plainville was slated to host Bulkeley Wednesday. The Devils will then travel to Suffield, ranked ninth in the Hartford area, Thursday and host fifth-ranked Maloney Monday. “We just have to start taking advantage of some situations and fine-tune our defense,” Micowski said. “We have some winnable games ahead.”

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 21, 2011 tournament game in Yalesville. “The people didn’t like the way some of the calls went in that game, and there was sort of a little riot over there,” said Hermanowski. Another memorable game occurred at Paderewski Park. Hermanowski was being hounded by a player’s father and decided to take a seat next to the boisterous dad. “People were saying ‘hey, let’s get the game going,’” Hermanowski said. “I told them ‘I’m going to umpire from here. He can see better than me.’” Humiliated, the big mouth left. Hermanowski grew up in New Britain and at 17, during the Korean War, joined the Marine Corps. A decade later, he and his wife, Patricia, settled in Plainville. Patricia was involved in Plainville Little League as

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was asked to help out. “I said ‘yeah, I’ll try it.’ At that time there were no umpires. They’d just get people out of the stands.” Also, back then, Little League umpires volunteered their services. Now umpires are paid, something Hermanowski is not in favor of. “I never took money from the league. Keep the money,” he said. “Take it and put it towards the kids that can’t afford the entry fee.” Having umpired for five decades, and at different levels, Hermanowski has, of course, found himself in some interesting situations over the years. There was the time he and his crew needed a police escort to their cars following a



well. While her husband was serving as chief umpire, she spent several years as league auxiliary president. The couple has four children. Hermanowski’s selflessness and dedication to local baseball has not gone unno-

Library News Closed two Sundays The Plainville Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 22 in observance of Good Friday and Sunday, April 24 in observance of Easter. The library will be open Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Program about free e-books More than 1,700 e-books and 3,400 audio books are available for free to download from the Plainville Library’s website Joi Sorensen, assistant reference librarian, will be demonstrating how to get free audio books and ebooks by downloading them via the Internet on Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. The service is available to anyone who has a Plainville Public Library card. Sorensen will explain what audio and ebooks are and how to use them. This new feature can be used to download free audio books for a listening during a road trip or a

Book discussion

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ticed. At last year’s Plainville Little League banquet, he was given an award in recognition of his 50 years of service. “I was very, very honored,” he said. Making the moment even more special, the jovial veteran umpire received a


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Budget meetings The Plainville Board of Education’s 2011-12 budget calendar has been set: Monday, April 25: Hearing on the budget, Plainville Municipal Center – council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: All Day Budget Vote, fire headquarters, 77 W. Main St., 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Reunion for Class of 1961 Plainville High School Class of 1961 is having its 50th reunion Saturday, April 30, from 6 to 11 p.m., at the Hartford Marriott of Farmington, 15 Farm Spring Road, Farmington. There will also be a brunch Sunday morning. For more information, contact Sandee at

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two representatives. “If it comes down to a decision between something that needs to take place in Southington and something that needs to take place in Plainville, who wins?” Screen said. “I’d be more supportive of this if we included other communities so that one community did not have a veto majority on the board.” Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback was present at the meeting, as well as Southington Department of Health Director Chuck Motes, who lives in Plainville. “This is a vision I have for Plainville-Southington, it’s a shared vision going forward together, utilizing the same people we have now, using one health director on a fulltime basis to continue the services,” Motes said. “I can tell you, on behalf of the Town of Southington, that we’re looking only to enhance the care of both communities,” Brumback said. “We stand ready to do whatever it takes in order to assure you of that.” The Board of Education report took place at the meeting as well, where BOE chair Becky Tyrrell took responsibility for 150 flyers that were passed out at a Plainville High School play encouraging voters to vote ‘yes’ on the budget at the all-day vote set for April 26, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the firehouse, 77 W. Main St. Resident Domenick D’Onofrio pointed out the flyers earlier in the meeting, and expressed his discontent

of all ages and fitness levels. Line dancing, six weeks, Mondays, April 25 to June 6, 10 to 11 a.m., instructor: Lynn Flanders. If anyone can walk, anyone can line dance. Beginner and experienced line dancers welcome. Aerobics with Ann, six weeks, Mondays, April 25 to June 6, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., instructor: Ann Fargo. This low intensity class is set to music. Participants should wear good support shoes and clothes for moving, and bring with them being passed out, saying it was “ridiculous,” and questioned the legality of it. “It was 150 pieces of paper that came from my house,” Tyrrell said. “The information was not copied on town copiers or school district copiers or anything like that, so there were no [public] resources used or public funds for that.” The council was scheduled to go into executive session to discuss the declaratory judgment regarding the town hiring an attorney for $10,000 to challenge the BOE to provide specific financial information. However, the motion to go into the session was voted down 4-3 because members of the council felt it should be discussed in public. “We’ve had several meetings about it, we had a public hearing, we heard the public speak, I’m not sure why would we be going into executive session,” Councilwoman Lynn Szach said. There was no further discussion. The council also appointed Lt. Brian Mullins to captain with a unanimous vote. “I’d like to thank the council for this appointment,” Mullins said. “I’d also like to thank all the men and women that I’ve served with over the last 33 years, despite a few bumps in the road, particularly recently. Overall, they do a tremendous job, I often say it’s the hundreds of little kindnesses that I’ve witnessed by police officers in this town that go unnoticed with no hope of recognition, they happen every day. I appreciate them and they’re instrumental in me getting to this position.”

a water bottle. Strength training, six weeks, Tuesdays, May 10 to June 14, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., instructor: Corinna Peters. The focus is on increasing strength and flexibility using weights, bands and stretching in seated and standing position. Quilting, Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., instructor: Karen Kebinger. Students volunteer to work throughout the class on the senior center quilt raffle. When working on the quilt, students are not required to pay for class time. During classes when work is not being done on the quilt, students will

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Thursdays, April 28 to June 2, 9:30 to 11 a.m., instructor: Gloria Cerniglia. Learn how to choose a piece of green wear, clean it, paint it and glaze it. Beginners welcome. Students are responsible for materials and supplies. Advanced tai chi, 12 sessions Mondays and Wednesdays, May 2 to June 13, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m., instructor: Meghan Mitchell. Advanced Tai Chi will take the student beyond Qigong and into flow. More in-depth work with balance, fitness components and breath work. Sign-up for these classes from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on any weekday.

Vendor craft fair Photo by Zachariah Cole

The Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., hosted a Vendor Craft Fair on April 16. Pictured selling her clay figures at the fair is Eileen Weber.

GE Continued from page 1 it’s being used as sort of a demonstration project for GE and they’ve chosen Plainville to do this,” DeVoe said. “We’re very pleased that not only is GE making a commitment to the town, but they’re renewing their commitment in renewable energy, we think that’s great and I think it’s really worth note.” The one-story station will be available for people to charge their electric cars. The power will be solar-generated, with solar panels on top of the structure. Brian Schmalberger, engineer and specification projects leader for GE, said this is the only car port project in the works right now, but the interest is widespread. “We have had a lot of interest in this type of solution,” Schmalberger said. “We’ve talked to other GE sites around the country that have expressed interest, as well as other commercial sites.”

Solar Product Development Engineer Seth Cutler said the chargers being built in the car port are universally designed, and will be able to charge models like the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, among others. “Basically, this system uses a lot of our products that we make,” Cutler said. “We just launched a couple of new solar products, so we decided to really kind of highlight the new products we designed and launched.” Schmalberger said during the day, solar “credits” are collected through solar panels, and when the car is plugged in at night, it is taking the credits and charging the car battery.

Cutler added the solar energy provides 100 kilowatts of wattage and has the capability to produce 125,000 kilowatt hours. He said it will take about four to six hours to charge a fully drained battery to fully charged through a level two charger, which is what is being installed at the site. “So basically the utility grid acts as your battery,” Cutler said. “Even if you charge at night, you’re still using solar [power] to potentially charge your car.” Cars like the Volt can travel about 40 miles without using any gasoline at all before the battery dies. On May 26, the grid will be unveiled.

Food pantry needs items

The Plainville Community Food Pantry, 19 S. Canal St., needs donations of Hamburger Helper, instant oatmeal, coffee, pancake mix, syrup and ramen noodles. Items can be dropped off at the food pantry during weekday hours: Monday, 1 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the food pantry, (860) 747-1919 or visit the website .


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LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville's Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville CT on the following item: Special Exception for Christopher Pio to reconstruct a nonconforming building per 7.03 and 6.02 of the Zoning Regulations for property located at 12 Neal Court. The file is available for public inspection at the Department of Technical Services and the Town Clerk's Office in the Plainville Municipal Center. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications may be received. Any person requiring special assistance in order to attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call the Department of Technical Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, April 22, 2011. Respectfully submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 4th day of April 2011 LOST & FOUND


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THE LEGAL VOTERS OF THE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE and such owners of property as are permitted by law to vote at Town Meeting are hereby duly warned and given notice that the annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday April 26, 2011 between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Plainville Fire House, 77 West Main Street solely for the purpose of voting on the budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 as proposed by the Town Council and published in a legal notice on April 14, 2011.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plainville Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday April 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Center, One Central Square for the purpose of hearing public comment on the Town Council's Fiscal Year 2011-2012 proposed budget.

In accordance with the Charter of the Town of Plainville, should the Town Meeting fail to adopt a budget at the first so called on the Last Tuesday in April, the Town Meeting shall be adjourned to the Second Tuesday in May and thence to the Fourth Tuesday in May until said budget is finally adopted, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VII Section 6 of said Charter.

Should the Budget Town Meeting on Tuesday May 10, 2011 fail to adopt a budget, a public hearing will be held on Thursday May 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Center for the purpose of hearing public comment on the Town Council's Fiscal Year 2011-2012 proposed budget.

Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 21st day of April, 2011.

Copies of the proposed budget are available at the Plainville Library and at the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours.

Carol A. Skultety, Town Clerk & Clerk of the Town Council

Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 21st day of April, 2011.



Should the Budget Town Meeting on Tuesday April 26, 2011 fail to adopt a budget, a public hearing will be held on Thursday April 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Center for the purpose of hearing public comment on the Town Council's Fiscal Year 2011-2012 proposed budget.



LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS The Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals conducted Public Hearings on Monday April 11, 2011 and rendered the following action: Application #11-04-01, Christopher Pio of 16 Forestville Avenue - Denied a location approval for a Used Automobile Dealership as required by Section 14-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes for property located at 12 Neal Court. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 18th day of April, 2011. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, updated apt, appliances, large unit. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN- East side 1st Floor, 2 BR. $800 Plus Security Deposit. No Pets. 203-623-5684 or 203-237-0035 MERIDEN- Spacious 3BR, quiet nghbhd. 1.5 bath, W/D hookup in bsmt. Off st. parking. No pets. $1200/mo. + 1 mo. sec. + utils. 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1290 MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd fl. W/D hkup, off-st-park. $650+sec. Call Jeff 203-427-3566 MERIDEN-1BRS. apt, $725 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 1st flr, heat & HW included. $950/mo. 9 Guiel Pl. Washer & dryer avail. Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 MERIDEN. 1 BR $595 + utils. Studio $495 + util. Downtown, on bus line, no pets. Call (203) 982-3042 MERIDEN. Crown Vlg, 2 BR, renovated new kit & appliance, $950/mo. Heat & hw included. 1 BR $750/mo. Alan Barberino RE 203-269-0284 ext 110 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 PLANTSVILLE Mansion - 1BR Apt. New appls. Pergo floors. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard. Storage. Quiet, safe. $675. Small pet Ok. 203-910-4349 SOUTHINGTON 2BR brand new big deck Nice area Call Alfonso 860-637-2344 SOUTHINGTON- Efficiency, 1st flr, $500/mo. Off-st-parking 1 car. Close to walking trail. 1 1/2 mo sec. 860-628-9999

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 - 2BR apt in duplex on West side, 1.5 baths, WD hookup & off street. parking. $950. 2 mos security. No pets. Call 203-738-9911 WALLINGFORD - 2BR Townhouse Nice neighborhood & yard. 2BRs, fully applianced with garage. Hdwd floors. No pets. $1075/mo + sec. Jeff 203-626-2320 WALLINGFORD -2 BR, 2nd FL, 4 Rms. Recently remodeled. Stove & refrig, carpeting, hookups, porches. No smoking. No pets. $925 + sec. 860-575-4915 WALLINGFORD 2 BR House - Ranch Style Garage, Den, Hardwood Floors. Great Location. $1400/mo + sec & util. Call 203-379-6282 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Fl. Energy efficient windows. Parking. Dishwasher, storage, walk to Y/Park. HW incl. No smoke/pets. Refs, sec, lease. Sec 8 appr. $975. 203 271-2890 WALLINGFORD 2BR, very neat & very clean. Appls, laundry hookups, Off st parking. 1year lease. No pets/smoking. $875. 203-631-5219

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CHILDCARE TEACHERS - Part time and/or Substitute needed for NAEYC Accredited School Readiness Programs in Waterbury and Meriden. CDA + 12 ECE Credits or higher preferred Early Childhood experience a must. Call Fil Montanye, (203) 754-5141, ext 255. EOE/M/F/V/D

Connecticut Hospital Association seeks a Facilities Engineer to assist in the planning and execution of capital projects involving the maintenance of the building, data centers, equipment and machinery including HVAC, generator, chillers, and electrical and mechanical systems. The ideal candidate will have a degree in an engineering discipline with technical training and experience in commercial building maintenance, operations and data center management. Minimum of 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience required. Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail a must. Effective verbal/written/interpersonal skills are essential. Microsoft Suite skills including project management tools are also important. Please send cover letter and resume with salary history to:

DQ Is looking for smiling faces to be cashiers/ice cream makers. Days, 11-5, Nights 5-close. Cooks needed same shifts. Apply in person only at DQ, 956 Broad St., Meriden, CT.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 21, 2011 HELP WANTED CARPET CLEANING 10 Immediate Openings $500+ per week. 203-759-1392 DRIVER/LABORER w/Class A CDL license. Experience in asphalt paving a plus. Call 203294-0657 Full Time Billing Office position Looking for strong exp with charge entry, insurance followup, payment posting & all office functions related to a busy medical billing office. Please send resume to: INSURANCE: CLAIMS CSR. PT 5 days/wk; could lead to FT. P&C exp. a must & license pref’d. Must be reliable, well organized, motivated. Email resume to: All inquiries confidential. MECHANIC SMALL ENGINE F/T position for qualified person to repair light construction and lawn equipment. Full benefit pkg avail. Send resume or letter of interest to: or fax to 860-378-3965. EOE NATIONAL FILTER MEDIA Textile Cutters. Experience Needed. FT. Benefits. Apply in person. 9 Fairfield Blvd, Wallingford

OFFICE SUPPORT (Part Time) with manufacturer of aerospace components and assemblies. Responsibilities: review and analyze excel reports, process customer orders, data entry, phone coverage and filing. Organizationl skills and attention to detail is critical. Must be proficient in Word and Excel, with the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment. Cambridge Specialty Co., Inc., Berlin. Email:

Open Dohr Open House = Free Training Open Dohr’s recruiting participants ages 18-21 for free training, ie: Computer Training, OSHA Training, Human & Social Services, Customer Service, Sexual Assault Crisis Counselors. For information call 2 0 3 -2 3 5- 9 2 97 e x t 1 28 WFC OPEN DOHR 16 9 C o l o n y S t . , M e r i d e n , C T PARKING LOT Maintenance Person. Part Time. (203) 265-3718

REPORTER Local News The Record-Journal is seeking a reporter to cover local news in Wallingford. Position involves writing stories and some multimedia work. Position is 40 hours and includes some nights. All levels of experience will be considered. Please send cover letter, resume and a minimum of three clips to: Michael Misarski News Editor mmisarski@; or Record-Journal Attn: Michael Misarski 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450; or call (203) 317-2241 The Record-Journal is an equal opportunity employer

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 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

DECKS DECK REPAIR & REPLACEMENT Call JP Wolfe Contracting CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175

GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193


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


GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Slabs, Stamped Pool Decks, Stamped Patios, Pavers, Walks, Retaining Walls. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218 FOUNDATIONS For additions and garages. Excavating and drainage. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT #604493

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


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


MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 REPAIRS - Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Window & door replacement. Repairs of all types. Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107





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



HAVE DUMPTRUCK - Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.



HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1


$25 LAWNS For most neighborhood lawns. Spring cleanups. Sr. discount. Call Ed (860) 302-8847 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on spring clean ups. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal, dumpster rental. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129 DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Call JP Wolfe Contracting CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

HOUSE CLEANING CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Second cleaning 50% off for new clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720 YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630


ACCEPTING new lawn accts. Full service lawn care & ground maintenance. 20% senior dis. #0619909. Call 203-715-2301 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 DE CA LANDSCAPING Patios & Decks Walkways Mulch & Lawn Repairs Spring Cleanups We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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EXTREME LANDSCAPING Spring Cleanup, Vac truck, Hedge Trim & more. Com/Res. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430


A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

JOE’S LAWN CARE, LLC Spring clean up, mowing, mulching, landscape work. Res/Com 203-631-7444 Licensed, fully insured. #563805 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

MOWING Precision Cut Lawns Owner Operated since 1982 Southington, Meriden, Wlfd Reliable, affordable, free est. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Res/Comm Fully ins. CT566423 203-715-0101 or 860-621-6822 RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681 SPRING Clean Ups Mowing, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 TJ Property Mangement & Lawn Care Spring Clean Ups. Weekly mowings, hedge trimming. All your property & lawncare needs. Free est, fully ins. 203-725-6843

LAWN & GARDEN ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC. Res & small Commercial mowing, winter/spring cleanups. Affordable, reliable, insured. 203-687-1347 COUNTRY Ciub Landscapes LLC Res lawn cuts $39. Spring C/U, Lndscp Prjects. Free Powerwashing w/lawn srv. 860-704-0008 MOWING, spring clean-ups. For every 10 mows get 1 FREE. Call 203-440-9240 ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

LEAF CLEAN-UP A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on spring clean ups. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal, dumpster rental. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

MASONRY BJ’S Dump Runs Junk Removal Services of All Kind Attics, Basements, Sheds, Gar. No Matter How Big or Small! Give Us a Call 203-676-9595!

GET your Garden-On-The-Go by Trans-Plant Gardening! We’ll test & enrich your soil, roto-till and PLANT the veggies you choose. Just water and wait! Contact 203-675-2325 203-687-6490 or email m for more info. MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678


IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Spring Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups & all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

$AVE LULO'S MASONRY - Walkways, stairs, patios, swimming pools, chimneys, and more. Repairs. Free estimates. Licensed. CT Reg #0608431. 203-271-2411


Thursday, April 21, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen



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

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

HALLMARK PAINTING & Wallpapering & Pressure Washing. Since 1985. Now booking for Spring & Summer Iinterior & exterior painting & pressure washing. Free estimates. Fully insured. CT REG #0560720. 203-269-3369


D & G PAVING Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058 PAVER, sidewalks, patio & driveways. Concrete work. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT #604493

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions. HOUSE Wash/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 CT #0616406

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

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

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

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Clean ing Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099


203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

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

TILE AGOSTINO’S Tile, LLC Lowest installation prices around. Over 20 yrs exp. Your tile or mine. CT#6069696 Free est. 203 879-8648 or 203-910-9283


PERSONABLE AND COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVERS Wanted for non-medical in-home care for the elderly. Live-in for 3, 4, or 5 days plus hourly. Our caregivers are as important to us as our clients. Visiting Angels 860-349-7016. POLICE DISPATCHER 1 Town of Plainville Please visit our website at to view this open position and to print an application. EOE/M-F RECEPTIONIST For busy office. Apply in person at 12 N. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford.

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

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.



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

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



Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159



Free Gutter Cleaning w/exterior housewash add deck, patio, walkways, walls, windows receive 10% OFF! 15% off senior discount Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301


BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

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

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


ROOFING DANIEL PAINTING Exterior/Interior *interior work @$35/hr plus material Established 1986 CT Lic #561725 203- 927-6191



PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick, demolition. Free estimate. (203) 7683548 CT. Reg. #061808 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139


LICENSED STATE OF CT & RI Service and Installations.


Pay for your RecordJournal subscription with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express. Call (203) 634-3933 to order your Record-Journal subscription today.

The Record-Journal is seeking a reporter to cover public safety and courts in Meriden and Wallingford. Position involves writing stories and posting breaking news to our website. Position is 32 hours and includes early mornings. All levels of experience will be considered. Please send cover letter, resume and a minimum of three clips to: Jeff Kurz General Assignment Editor jkurz@; or Record-Journal Attn: Jeff Kurz 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450; or call (203) 317-2213 The Record-Journal is an equal opportunity employer

Restaurant Assistant Manager Moe's Southwest Grill now hiring Assistant Managers for Southington, and upcoming Enfield and Wallingford locations. Apply by email at or in person at 720 Queen St., Southington

HELP WANTED RECEPTIONIST/ADMIN ASST Part-time 8am-12pm Qualified candidates please apply via fax, 203-317-2606 or email SHIPPING AND MAINTENANCE Full Time position in greenhouse setting. Applicant must be hardworking & self-motivated. Mechanical and construction skills a plus. Apply to: Geremia Greenhouse 415 Barnes Rd., Wallingford Ask for Phil or Joe.

SMALL Electrical Contractor based in Durham, CT looking for 1st or 2nd year apprentice for long term employment. Vacation and Holiday pay. Fax Resume to 203-284-1416 Or email to: adaptableelectric@

Statements Supervisor Fiserv, Inc. a worldwide leader in financial services and technology solutions currently has a position available for an experienced production supervisor, preferably 4 years experience in banking or similar environment, with a minimum of 1 year supervisory experience. Must be hands on, with the ability to lead and motivate. Will assist with billing , performance reviews, spreadsheets, work flow, planning and organization. Must have flexibility to work weekends at end of month. Excellent benefit package starts day one. All candidates drug tested, and background checked.

Apply on-line at EEO/AA.

15 Sterling Drive Wallingford, CT 06492

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SEVERAL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS (ANTICIPATED) Exciting opportunity for individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity, and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of, and the ability to teach all students reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in a heterogeneous academic environment. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut teaching certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum. (Certificate #001, #002, #003, #004, #005, #013) CLOSING DATE: May 13, 2011 (4:00 pm) EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011 TO APPLY: Call the Job Opportunities Line at (203) 250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE HELP WANTED

Welder-Fabricator MIG/TIG Experienced welder with aluminum and stainless. Fabrication experience required. Must have ability to read blueprints and work independently. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. For immediate consideration apply in person at: Specialty Metal Fabrication 235 Cheshire Road S. Meriden, CT 06451 No phone calls please.

HELP WANTED ROOFERS, Carpenters, Drivers & Laborers wanted! Call Jeff (203) 235-9944 WAITSFAFF Experienced P/T or F/T. Apply within Basil’s Restaurant, 680 No. Colony Rd, Wallingford. WRECKER DRIVER for busy Tow company. Apply at 12 N. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford. YARD WORK Do yard work and other chores around the house. Send information to PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Plainville Citizen published 4-21-2011