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Volume 10, Number 14

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Majority of speakers urge council: don’t spend the money

‘It’s Raining Men’

By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

Photo courtesy of Christina Tufts

Mr. PHS contestants gather on the stage at Plainville High School at the end of the Project Graduation fundraiser held March 31. Participants included, from left, Cary Carlone, Chase Tarca, first runner-up Kevin Spence, second runnerup, Tyler Wesolowski, Tyler Guimond, Ross Zettergren, Devin Pugliese, Bryon Kowaleski and Kaelob Sperry, and Brett Litke, winner, kneeling.

Day care relocates and reopens until original facility at church is restored By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen After a roof collapse at the Congregational Church of Plainville forced the Plainville Day Care Center to temporarily close down, the program has re-opened for the time being at the former Our Lady of Mercy School on South Canal Street. “I’m so happy that we’re all together again,” said day care Director Betty Mayer. “The kids and the staff are so close, we’re kind of like one big family, and it’s nice to have everyone together again. It’s kind of like a famSee Center, page 7

Plainville residents had a lot to say Monday night about the council’s request for an appropriation of up to $10,000 to hire an attorney in seeking a declaratory action against the board of education. During the public hearing that lasted more than one hour, approximately 15 people gave their opinions on if an attorney should be hired to represent the council to settle in court an ongoing dispute. Earlier this year, the council and board of education met in mediations to determine whether the school

board is required to provide specific financial information to the council. Discussions broke down and the two sides have stood their ground. Board of education officials maintain the council does not have the utmost authority while the town disagrees. The first speaker, Sue Garagliano, and the majority of others, said the town shouldn’t spend the $10,000. “I’m shocked one group of officials would sue another group of town officials ... I hope everyone can get together again to try to work it out.” “I am really deeply dis-

See Council, page 26

With 360s and railstands, skate park officially opens at Norton Park By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen There was applause and a few hoots, however, most of the celebration Saturday was shown through healflips, kickturns, airwalk grabs, grinds and 180s. These skateboard tricks were among the dozens being practiced on the concrete, rails and ramps of Norton Park’s new skate park, which officially opened April 2 with a 10 a.m. ceremony. The gates to the skate park facility were unlocked several weeks ago and young people into their early 20s flocked there to hone their skills. That was after

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

A group of eager bikers and skateboarders wait outside the gate of See Park, page 6 the new skate park during the ribbon-cutting held April 2.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 7, 2011

Retiring police officer reflects on 35-year career By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

After 35 years on the force, Plainville senior patrol officer Gary Miller is turning over badge one and beginning a new chapter in his life

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— retirement. “I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Miller said. “After 35 years, it’ll be nice to relax a little bit.” Miller, 57, joined the force in 1976 when he was 23. He said he plans to take some time off to see what’s going on in his life and take things slow. He said he has activities to keep him busy like playing golf and softball and also spending time with his family. A luncheon was held to honor Miller and his time spent dedicated to law enforcement. At the luncheon, Miller handed badge one to Russ Huntley, who will succeed Miller as Plainville’s next senior patrol officer.

“I felt a lot of pride to being a police officer and transitioning it over to the next officer that will have that badge,” Miller said. “It felt pretty good.” Miller said most of all he’ll miss the camaraderie of being with fellow officers and having some structure in his life. “I’m going to miss the guys, I’m going to miss a lot of the townspeople I’ve dealt with over all these years, all the people I’ve befriended,” he said. “It’s going to be a little tough at first, not doing the job I’ve been doing practically all my adult life.” On the other hand, Miller said there are things he won’t miss, like the 911 bell

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lived here ever since. If not for being an officer, however, Miller said he might have become a forest ranger, since he enjoys being in the woods. Miller said his greatest achievement being an officer is the simple satisfaction of knowing he helped someone when they needed it. “Helping people out of any kind of jam that we deal with,” he said. “It could be a domestic [dispute] or a young child that was injured. Just the reaction I get from parents and the people that you help is all I ever needed, and you don’t need it every day, but you need it every once in a while to bring it home to yourself.”

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Principal gives students a voice, previously unheard By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

LePage was an assistant principal in Wolcott before coming to Plainville and said he had set up something similar there, but it wasn’t as open as Plainville’s council. “I formed a principal’s advisory, but it never really

congealed as well as here,” he said. “At the last school, all the class officers would meet with me, and it was beneficial to a degree, but you only get the perspective of those kids who are the elected kids who are maybe more popular or whatever, so I wanted to have a broader perspective, so I just opened it up to everybody.” LePage said he has representatives from each class, with sophomores being the largest group. Senior Nicole Marquez said she joined because she

heard LePage talking about it and trying to recruit members, so she thought it would be a good opportunity to join. “You just feel like you’re part of something that’s not just affecting you, it’s affecting everyone,” she said. “So you kind of just feel like you’re being part of something that’s more than just a principal’s council, it’s the school.” Less than a school year old, the council has already made an impact; from im-

See Principal, page 31

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Several members of the Plainville High School Principal’s Council gather in principal Steven LePage’s office. Back row, from left, are Forrest Zirpolo, Hector Rivas, Dajah Jackson, Nicole Keegan, Heilen Rivas, Daria Krajewski. Front row, from left, are Emma Carpenter, Kristy Moliko, LePage.


In his first year as principal at Plainville High School, Steven LePage has given students something they didn’t particularly have before. A voice. There have been lines of communication from the students to the administration in the past through student council, but only elected officers could participate and represent an entire student body. Now, with the implementation of LePage’s Principal’s Council, any student can join and voice his or her opinion about any issue within the school or just brainstorm ideas to help others. “A lot of times decisions are made about kids and for kids and they don’t really get any input into the decisionmaking process,” LePage said. “Basically the only criteria is if you want to have an impact and have a voice in your school and you’re going to be open-minded and look at our school through differ-

ent eyes and provide your feedback to me, then you’re more than welcome to join.” The students joined, alright. LePage said there are currently 32 students on the council’s roster, with more asking to join.


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 7, 2011

Students’ construction project benefits peer with special needs

Students in Dean Esposti’s Construction Class recently designed and built a unique “wheel board” for a fellow student at Plainville High School. Special Education teacher, Marilyn Badner, approached Esposti with a unique challenge. Adrian, a special needs student, had a fascination with wheels, and Badner had been turning furniture upside down as a learning tool to access wheels for Adrian to use. Badner and Esposti discussed appropriate alternatives that could be constructed incorporating wheels to utilize in working

with Adrian. Esposti then tapped high school senior Dominick Moschini for the project, who met with Badner to develop a plan. Moschini, fellow student, Bryon Kowaleski, and student teacher, James Catalano, collaborated to design and build the “wheel board.” The group searched for an assortment of wheels, which they found at no cost. The wheels were then affixed to a modified board so that Adrian could access them for use in the classroom. Badner said, “I had been looking for months at equipment that was costly and not quite what we needed. Some-

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Students in Dean Esposti’s Construction Class observe a fellow teen trying the wheels on a special construction project they built for him. times you don’t realize the resources that are right at your fingertips. Thanks to Mr. Esposti and his students for taking the time collaborate with me and come up with a perfect solution for Adrian.” “It was a good opportunity to help the special needs program on a project that was deeply needed for a particu-

lar student,” Moschini said. “This was a great project to work on and I was more than happy and grateful to help make this for a special needs student,” Kowaleski said. Catalano said, “It was a

wonderful experience working with the students on a project which would help a special needs child. I hope to have many more opportunities like this in my career.” — Plainville Community Schools

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Main Street Community Foundation appoints Treado a past recipient of the Connecticut Sportswriters Alliance Good Sport Award and the Plainville Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Treado is the chairman of the Plainville Aviation Commission and serves on the boards of the Plainville Community Food Pantry, Central Connecticut Revolving Loan Fund and the United Way, is a member of the Plainville Rotary Club and the Plainville Community Fund Advisory Committee, and is a member of the executive board of the New Britain Municipal Economic Development Agency. Valerie A. DePaolo, of Southington, is a partner in the law firm of Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNi-

gris in Southington. She is a member of Central Connecticut Family Law Group, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. DePaolo is an incorporator of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, a member of the Southington High School Business Advisory Board, a member of the Board of Deacons at First Congregational Church of Southington and an officer of the DePaolo Family Foundation. Other newly elected board members are Michael Brault and Arthur P. Funk, both of Burlington; David C. England, of Canton; and Barbara Fontaine, of Bristol.

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Jonathan Michael Zahra, 27, of Plainville, has waived his right to indictment and has pleaded guilty on March 25 in Hartford to one count of manfacture of child pornography. In March 2009, an international investigation involving crimes against children had identified Zahra as possibly grooming minors and having engaged in sexual contact with minors, according to court documents and statements made in court. At the time, Zahra was a technology assistant at Plainville Middle School and a member of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program in town. The Plainville Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at Zahra’s residence on March 12, 2009, and seized numerous computer-related components and media. Subsequent forensic analysis of the seized items disclosed photographs of a minor victim engaged in sexually explicit

contact while in Zahra’s home. The investigation revealed that Zahra took sexually explicit photographs of the minor victim in 2008. Zahra is scheduled to be sentenced on June 13, at which time he faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years. He has been in state custody since his arrest on May 1, 2009.

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they shoveled snow off the surface. In past years, skateboard riders, inline skaters and BMX riders had to either improvise or visit skate parks in nearby towns such as Bristol, Farmington and New Britain. Officials welcoming the crowd included Thomas Warnat, chairman of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; state Sen. Jason Welch; state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus; town councilman Scott Saunders; Sk8Park Committee Chairwomen Kris Dargenio and Kathy Pugliese; and skateboarder Nate Gibson. Boukus was instrumental in acquiring $100,000 in state funding for the project. “Last year we had a beautiful park on paper but only so much money,” Dargenio said. She credited former town councilwoman Helen Bergenty with motivating companies to donate about $35,000 in services and materials. Even with the donations, the scope of the project

had to be scaled back. Dargenio thanked the long list of local boards and commissions as well as civic organizations and businesses that made donations to reduce the cost of the park. “If it wasn’t for them, we’d still be doing bake sales,” she said. “This is a great example of the state and folks putting together a wonderful project,” Welch said. Saunders said he was a skateboarder in the 1970s. “This is great for the kids so they can have some fun, (show) their competitive spirit and show what they can do.” “We did it,” Pugliese said, which prompted cheers from the crowd. She credited Dargenio for her persistence and vision, which she never let dim. Developing the park was a years-long process and several of the officials acknowledged that teenagers who were among the first advocates were now grown and no longer did the sport. “Kathy and Helen (Bergenty) started it 12 years ago,” when they were both serving on the town council, Dargenio said.

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Kris Dargenio, who has spearheaded the construction of the skate park, thanks all who made it possible through donations of time and materials. Standing with her are some of the Plainville teens who have been supporters of the project. Far right is state Sen. Jason Welch. She was so impressed by the kids’ enthusiasm and proud of them when they rallied at a town council meeting, she said. The pursuit of making the park a reality taught important life lessons, Dargenio said. “If you want something in your town, just do it.” When the formalities were

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ridden a BMX for two years and just acquired “my first really good bike,” he said before he rode off to practice a 180, a trick in which the bicycle spins to face the opposite direction. Devin Cook, a friend of Jordan, said he has gotten a lot of practice by riding on a dirt track in his back yard. “I’m working on everything. I’m a beginner. It’s fun,” he said about the park. Cameron Bielawski, 12, said he has been riding for three or four years. “He gives us pointers,” Devin said. The skate park will be open every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., summer until 10 p.m. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak


Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee, standing, observes state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus chat with youngsters at the temporary home for the Plainville Day Care Center, now housed in Our Lady of Mercy School.

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ily reunion – all the kids are so excited to be back with their friends.” Mayer said it’s been a little over two months since the ordeal began with heavy snowfall amounts causing the roof of the church’s Kelsey Hall to collapse Feb. 1. The Plainville Day Care Center was located in the lower level below the hall. The director said the two months was spent setting up the Our Lady of Mercy School and getting the proper licensing to operate a day care. The previous location was nationally accredited, and now has to be updated every 30 days at the current temporary location. “I’m not really sure what the procedure will be,” Mayer said. “They might have to come out and do a visit just to

make sure everything’s [alright].” During the unplanned hiatus, Mayer said the children

went to different Plainville day care facilities like Penny’s Playground, Great Beginnings, or the YMCA. She

said others were taken care of by relatives. She said about three preschoolers did not come back to the program – one moved out of town – and a couple of third graders left because that’s the highest level the day care allows and there’s not much time left in the school calendar. “There’s only a few months left of school so they just decided not to come back,” she said. She said there are plans to move back into the former facility, but it depends on how

long it takes to rebuild the area that was damaged by water. For now they will remain in the building, formerly a school, which is now used as a parish center for the church and a place for receptions for weddings, funerals and other church events, before they return to the church facility, which housed the day care since 1970. To recognize a big step toward the church and day care’s recovery, state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus and Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee visited the facility Monday morning. “This is an exciting day,” Boukus said. “It’s good to have them back.” The day care now pays $1,250 a month to cover the two rooms they are renting, which Mayer said is a little bit less than what they paid before at the church because they are using less space.

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The Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, is now open for the season. Sue Holcomb and Ruth Hummel will lead tours at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Guided walks are available for Scouts, clubs, or other groups. To schedule a walk, call (860) 747-0081. Sue Holcomb and Ruth Hummel, guardians of the park, also encourage anyone interested in helping maintain the park to contact the Parks and Recreation Department for applications, 50 Whiting St. or call (860) 747-6022. 1197677


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Plainville Briefs

Planning for the future

A meeting to explore the future of Central Connecticut’s economy will be held Thursday, April 14, 5:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Topics will include: learning about the process to create a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy; the region’s strengths and weaknesses that were identified at the first meeting; exploring ways to capitalize on the region’s strengths and overcome the weaknesses; and provide the opportunity to meet other concerned residents of the area. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Tim Malone, (860) 589-7820, ext. 154 or e-mail .

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Public comment The Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency is seeking public comment for the 2012-16 updates to the Long-Range Transportation Plan and Public Participation Plan for central Connecticut. Updates can be viewed at m. Printed copies are available. A meeting will be held 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.


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A bachelor and bachelorette will be “auctioned off ” Saturday, April 16 to benefit the Petit Family Foundation. The second annual “Buy a Date and Be the Change” charity auction will begin at 7 p.m. at the Zen Bar, 317 Farmington Ave., Plainville. The event is being presented by the Perfect Benefit, a division of Perfect Productions, in conjunction with the Zen bar. Tickets are now being sold. The auction will feature 40 local business professionals who will donate themselves to be “auctioned off ” for a dream date with the highest bidder. Each auction will include a date package. The target market for this event is men and women between the ages of 23 and 35. The auction is being held to benefit the Petit Family Foundation, honoring Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit, who died in a home invasion in 2007. The foundation supports the education of young people, specifically women in the science field, those suffering from chronic illness, and in the protection and aid of those affected by acts of violence. With the hopes of raising the greatest amount of money to benefit the foundation, any donation or sponsorship will benefit this cause. Organizers said all items will be extremely helpful, including, but not limited to gift certificates, tickets, flowers and gifts. For more information about the auction, sponsorship or donations, bachelor or bachelorette application, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact Jaclyn Rose or Adrienne Johnson at or; or visit the Perfect Benefit website at Tickets will also be available at the door at a higher cost.

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Snippets of Life The Plainville Citizen page can be found at plainvillecitizen

Things I miss at age 80 By Ruth Sharp Hummel Special to The Citizen

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friends, everything is geared to electronics, except me, I guess. I miss making homemade root beer and how a bottle or two would blow up while it was “curing.” I miss strangers who smile and pass the time of day, whether they know you or not. I miss the old barns where bats might live in the cupola, as kids we’d lay on a slope by the barn at night and watch the bats flying. Listening to the now al-

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Foster parenting

Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville, will hold an informational session on foster parenting during an open house on Saturday, April 9. This no-obligation open house provides information about the clinic’s therapeutic foster care program. Interested persons may stop in between 1 and 3 p.m. to learn about foster care without making a commitment of any kind. Individuals are also needed to join Families Finding Families, Wheeler

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The Plainville Lenten Worship Series will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. on: April 7: Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., the Rev. Claire Bamberg April 14: Redeemers AME Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., the Rev. Audrey Scanlan

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Pasta dinner will be held Friday, April 15, more details to follow. A tag sale will be held Saturday, May 28, more details to follow. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-3109.

Order of Eastern Star to meet Frederica Chapter 110, Order of the Eastern Star will hold a stated meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., at the Plainville Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St. Remaining officers will be installed, the altar will be

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draped for recently deceased members, and the Chapter will honor Denise Johnson, Junior Past Matron, and Charles Rowland, Junior Past Patron. Refreshments will follow. Members from nearby chapters are invited. For more information, call (860) 673-9342.

Ladies Guild to meet The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., will meet Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m., in room 106 of the parish center. All women of the parish are welcome.

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Clifford Carlson Clifford B. Carlson, 75, of Forestville, widower of C a r o l y n (Jones) Carlson, died, March 27, 2011, at Apple Rehab Far mington Valley in Plainville. He was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Bristol, son of the late Frederick and Harriet (Kellert) Carlson. A lifelong resident of Bristol and Forestville, he had served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959. He was the purchasing agent for the Town of Wethersfield for 25 years and also for the City of Bristol for 10 years, until his retirement. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association of Bristol, a member of the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 1010, and he was an avid

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Obituaries py life, leaving her family with many dear memories, and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff at Apple Rehab, for the compassionate care shown to Janet during her stay there. She is survived by her nieces, Barbara Helmecki, of North Carolina, Cheryl Welch, of Massachusetts, and Marsha Kraft, of Plainville; and her nephew, David L. Brown, of Plainville; great-nieces and nephews; and great-greatnieces and -nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, David Brown. A graveside service celebration will be held -Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 11 a.m., at West Cemetery, North Washington Street, Plainville. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Noreen Gnazzo Noreen E. (Francolino) Gnazzo, 69, of Plainville, formerly of Southington, died April 2, 2011, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in New Britain on Sept. 28, 1941, one of three daughters to the late Dominic and Helen (Barrows) Francolino. A long-

Pepper. A celebration of her life was held April 9, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Burial was private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

Fulvio Berloni Fulvio “Phil” Berloni, 90, of Old Lyme, formally of New Britain, died March 18, 2011, at Middlesex Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (Windish) Berloni. He was born in New Britain, Aug. 7, 1920, to the late Modesto and Anna (Conti) Berloni, and was raised in Italy. He returned to the United States when he was 17 years old. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army in Italy and Africa. He

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retired after 25 years as the horticulturalist for the City of New Britain where he won many awards for his landscaping designs. He loved being outside, loved to garden and fish. But his true passion was his granddaughter. He will be sadly missed. Besides his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his son, renowned animal trainer, William Berloni and his wife, Dorothy, of Higganum; one sister, Italia Letitia, of Plainville; and his sister-inlaw, Emma Berloni, of New Britain; and his beloved granddaughter, Jenna Berloni. The funeral was held March 22, 2011, at Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook. A Mass was held March 23, 2011, at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme. Interment followed at Duck River Cemetery in Old Lyme, with full military honors.


Janette W. (Janet) Brown, 90, of Plainville, formerly of West Hartford, died peacefully March 14, 2011, at Apple Rehab. She was born in Hartford, on April 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Kendal H. and Thyra (Anderson) Brown. She was raised in Middletown, where she attended local schools and was a 1938 graduate of Middletown High School. She held a longtime career with the Traveler’s Insurance Company, retiring in the mid 1980s after more than 30 years of employment. She was a woman of strong faith, attending various local churches close to where she resided, and enjoyed many of her retirement years in West Hartford, where she enjoyed her independence and made many friends. She shared her talents for playing the piano at church, and most recently for the residents at Apple Rehab, and was known for her love of reading books, as well as for her impeccable memory; reciting poetry and sharing stories from her past. She will be remembered for her love for her family, sharing a special bond with all of her nieces and nephews, and her selflessness and giving towards others. She led a full and hap-

time resident of Plainville, she graduated in 1960 from Plainville High School. She married her childhood sweetheart, James R. Gnazzo shortly after graduation, sharing 10 years together and raising their son Jesse, before his passing in 1975. She moved to Southington for 14 years, always keeping her Plainville roots close to her heart, and worked at Gnazzo’s in the late 90’s where she could fully express her gift for chatting with others and meeting new friends. She enjoyed the beauty of nature through gardening and visiting the beach, and above all, was a proud grandmother to her adored grandson, Benjamin, cheering him on at all of his baseball games and school events. A loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Leanna Gnazzo, of Plainville; her grandson, Benjamin Gnazzo; her sisters and best friends, Beverly Jenislawski and her husband, Ed and Catherine Stuckman and her husband, Tom; she was a loving aunt to her many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, sharing a special bond with each of them; and will be missed by her dear friends, dining and shopping partners, Barbara Francolino Parent and Joann Bertolo, as well as her cats, Salt and

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Plan jeopardizes cell tower rights

To the editor: There was no hesitation by Town Manager Robert E. Lee to convince our town councils to spend down our fund balance to a dangerous credit-worthy low. Instead of trimming past town or education budgets, money was taken from the town fund balance — it was easier. Now the fund balance is so low our chances of respectable interest rates to borrow money are poor. Manager Lee wants to sell the rights to the two cell towers on town property for $674,248 and put that money into the fund balance. In the long run we will lose money by selling the rights. Unison, the prospective buyer, would not be offering that kind of money unless they anticipated a healthy profit. Unison

has already upped the purchase price on their own. They are planning on increasing revenue by adding more leaseholders to the towers. We could do that and bring in more money ourselves by not selling the rights. Granted, tower technology could become outdated in the future. Evidently Unison disagrees. The one-time bailout to correct errors of the past is not the answer. The money will be gone in a flash when the next budget deficit comes along and in the meantime we have lost two revenue sources. Jean Nelson Plainville

Thank you to everyone To the editor: I would like to thank everyone in helping Plainville Day Care Center

during our time of need these past two months. The minute the collapse happened (of Kelsey Hall at the Congregational Church of Plainville on Feb. 2), we had an outpouring of support from the community. From town residents to town managers, state representatives and child care center directors, we were able to get through this time with as little interruption as possible. I want to thank all those who have put in extra hours at work and spent time away from their families to help us get our children settled into temporary child care centers and assist us in getting a new building licensed by the department of public health. I want to thank the members of the Congregational church, the Rev. Dr. Claire Bamberg, church moderator, Ken Hodge, and the volunteers who helped move our

Government Meetings

Thursday, April 7 Bicycle Friendly, Municipal Center, 4 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon. Monday, April 11 Board of Education, Plainville High School café, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 Downtown Beautification, Municipal Cen-

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belongings not once, not twice, but three times. I would like to thank Penny’s Playground, Great Beginnings and Paula’s Playhouse for so graciously providing temporary childcare for our preschoolers. I would like to thank all the babysitters, aunts, uncles, grandparents and parents that had to take time away from their jobs to watch over some of our students while we waited for our new license. I want to give a big thank you to Christine Roy and staff from the YMCA child care program for providing extraordinary care for all of our school-age and kindergarten students. I would also like to thank the YMCA for opening their arms and temporarily employing several staff, treating them as their very own to keep consistency with our children. I would like to thank Marco Palmeri, Larry Sutherland, and the Plainville Town and Zoning Department on ensuring the safety of our new building. I would like to thank Robert Lee and Shirley Osle for their continued support. I would also like to thank state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus for her consistent push with the department of health at the state level. If it wasn’t for her, this

entire process would have taken a lot longer. I thank Deb Flis from the Accreditation Facilitation Project who has been advocating for a quick recovery and has been a continuous advocate for our program at the state level. I want to thank Neil Newman from the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services who has also advocated for our program and has continued to support our program financially throughout this process. Thank you to the staff from Our Lady of Mercy Church and the Rev. John Brinsmade, and the Archdiocese of Hartford who have welcomed us into their facility with open arms, helping to make the transition from the Congregational church to OLM as smooth and comfortable as possible. I would like to thank Laura Lavoie from the department of public health who has worked as quickly as possible on the paperwork needed to get us running. I want to thank all my staff and families who have been extremely patient and un- j derstanding these past two months. Most importantly I want to thank the children who have not forgotten about See Letters, next page

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School News Interdisciplinary learning

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Samantha Sabel, of Plainville, right, and her classmate, Eric Kamta, of the Republic of Cameroon, Africa, chose to work through their spring break from Marymount University. The two students are taking a break after digging a trench for replacement foundation footings on a Habitat for Humanity project on their recent trip to Gray, Tenn.

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The next meetings for Plainville High School Project Graduation are Wednesdays, May 4, and June 1, 7 p.m., at the Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. Project Graduation is an all night alcohol and drug-free party, held for Plainville High School seniors right after the graduation ceremony. The party is held at the YMCA the night of graduation and is filled with many activities. All junior and senior parents are invited to attend the meetings. If interested in helping, contact Kris Dargenio at (860) 747-1965.

Project Graduation will receive cash for every pound of used clothing or items collected from now until Saturday, April 30. Collected items include: wearable and useable clothing for men, women and children; shoes, belts, handbags, linens (bedding, curtains, towels), stuffed animals, hard toys. Items can be dropped off at the YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., or call Jen Slabinski at (860) 793-2803 to arrange a pick-up. Future drop off date at the YMCA is Saturday, April 30.


tionally, and who are and were so excited to reunite with their friends. It has been an emotional time for us all and I look forward to the future and having the ability to continue serving residents in the town of Plainville. Betty Mayer Plainville Betty Mayer is the executive director of the Plainville Day Care Center.

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their “boo-boo school” and their teachers, who have offered to help “paint the classrooms” and who have had their parents drive by “their school” daily just so they could see that it is really broken. The children who have continued to love us uncondi-


On March 25, Plainville High School Culinary Arts Instructor “Chef ” Al LeSage and World Language teacher Pam Gervasio conducted an interdisciplinary lesson combining Spanish, culture, history and cooking. Students in the Spanish and cooking classes learned about the history of chocolate (cacao bean) that emanated from the Aztec Indians in Mexico and was brought to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors. The students also learned where and how the cacao pods are grown and harvested as well as the process from start to finish of the art of making chocolate. LeSage’s students prepared traditional snacks including churros and Mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon and chile pepper.

Writing contest An op-ed essay contest open to residents of Connecticut is now underway, offering a $100 prize. The competition is being held in memory of Paul Q. Beeching, longtime professor and associate dean of arts and sciences at Central Connecticut State University. Sponsors seek original and previously unpublished short nonfiction essays presenting an opinion on a single issue or point of view—running 700 words or less. Entries will be judged on clarity, style, persuasiveness, and timeliness. Contest rules require two copies of each entry, one with complete contact information and one with no contact information. Entries should be sent to Candace Hall — MS 4681, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St., P.O. Box 4008, New Britain, CT 06050-4008. Deadline is Wednesday, April 20. Winner will be announced in May.

Musicians on the move The Plainville High School Jazz Band recently partici-

pated in the Berklee Jazz Festival in Boston, while the PHS Pep Band recently performed at two Central Connecticut State University basketball games, including the conference tournament. Senior trombonist Sam Hausman will be performing with the Connecticut AllState Band in April. He was awarded this honor after successfully completing a rigorous audition process in November. The All-State Band is part of a three day festival held at the Hartford Convention Center that also includes an all-state orchestra, chorus and jazz band.

Information fair April 10 A Middle School Information Fair will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Mooreland Hill School, 166 Lincoln St., Berlin. Register online for this free event at (click admission) or call (860) 2236428.

Budget meetings The Plainville Board of Education’s 2011-12 budget calendar has been set. To be determined: board / council budget work session(s): Monday, April 11: Regular Board of Education Meeting, Plainville High School Cafeteria, 7 p.m. Monday, April 25: Hearing on the budget (tentative),

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.

MTV passes over student

Katy Dressel, a sophomore at Plainville High School, was selected last fall as a finalist for the MTV Network’s show, “Made,” which offers a chance for students to be transformed into something they’ve always wanted to be, such as changing from “jock” to “beauty queen.” Dressel beat out 33 PHS students, however she was not selected from among the field of New England-area students as the winner of a full television episode.

Tyrrell named to CABE

Plainville Board of Education Chairwoman Beck Tyrrell has been appointed as one of two new area directors for the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. She will participate in the 2011 CABE Leadership Institute, which prepares members of boards of education with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective state level advocates for equity and excellence in student achievement, according to CABE.

Dean’s List The following students were named to the dean’s lists for the fall 2010 semester. Matthew Wilde, a senior and management major, was named to the president’s list and Kevin Leuenberger, a junior and business major, was named to the dean’s list, both of Plainville, were named at Bentley University, Waltham, Mass. Megan Petit, of Plainville, at Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I. Petit is a senior. Alana Mullin, of Plainville, at the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. Zachary Barrett, Lauren Mikulak, Kevin Ringrose, Jennifer Sawicki, Matthew Witkovic, Alexandrea Wuchert, all of Plainville, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven. Victoria Sabel, of Plainville, at Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.


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Forrest Hart, 93, of Clinton, died March 23, 2011, at Middlesex Hospital. He was the beloved husband of G l o r i a (Vaughn) Beason Hart. He was born in Plainville,

on June 14, 1917, to the late Willard and Gertrude (Forrest) Hart. He was a 1935 graduate of New Britain High School. He worked his whole life in architectural hardware helping to start and operate the Harcon Company and Builders Hardware in West Hartford. His company was essential to the war effort in outfitting U.S. Navy ships. For many years he was

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Anna Maguder Anna Maguder, 91, died March 19, 2011, in the comfort of her home at Allenwood Manor, in S o u t h Burlington, Vt., after a short illness. She was surrounded by loving caregivers and family. She was born in Connecticut on June 3, 1919. She loved the independence she had in Connecticut, living on her own for 13 years after her husband, Michael, died. She loved her family and enjoyed having them visit her at her home. She spent the last 11 months of her life living in Vermont. It was a hard sell convincing her to move from her home in Connecticut, however, she accepted her move to Vermont and enjoyed being closer to her Vermont family. She is survived by family

members include her son, Thomas Maguder and his wife, Yvette, of Waterville, Maine; her daughters, Joyce Oughstun and her husband, Kurt, of Williston, Vt., Charlene Canning, of Plainville, Patricia Rogers, of Elk Grove, Calif.; her daughterin-law, Alice Maguder, of Hyde Park, Vt.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-greatgrandchildren; as well as several nieces, a nephew, and their families. She was predeceased by her son, Michael Maguder Jr. Her family would like to thank the staff at Allenwood Manor for the unwavering care, love and support they gave Anna and her family during her short time in Vermont. A celebration of her life was held March 26, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Committal services followed in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain.

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The Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., is inviting crafters and vendors to sell their products at the Spring Fair that will be held Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a fee to purchase space at this event. The fair is advertised throughout the community in the senior centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly newsletter and the local papers. Applications are available at the senior center.

Adopt-a-Senior A team of local Mary Kay independent beauty consultants will be sponsoring an Adopt-a-Senior program. All donations will be put towards a gift that will be hand-delivered by the consultants to residents in local nursing homes for the Easter holiday. Donations will be accepted through April 20 and may be sent to: Adopt-A-Se-

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Setback winners Setback Tournament Winners at the Plainville Senior Center were Jan. 24: first: Evelyn Case, Loretta Chandler; second: (two-way tie) Roger Willequer, Joe Fortuna; third: Agnes Ogonowski, Rose Dunlap; Jan. 31: first:

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regulations, effective staffing and quality of care, and coordination of services with other clinical departments. A Southington resident, Finn will be working out of the Plainville, Southington and New Britain offices. Finn came to her new position after 15 years as a thera-

Health and Wellness MS Walk in Cheshire Plainville resident Kim Quealy is heading Haley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle Walk Team for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk, Sunday, April 10, at 8 a.m., at Cheshire High School, 525 S. Main St. To join the team or make a

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Plainville teams ‘spring’ into action By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Last week The Citizen took a look at the 2011 Plainville High School baseball team. Now we preview the PHS softball, golf, tennis and track and field teams.

Softball Coach: Jen Micowski (fifth year, 59-32). Assistant: Marc Wesoly. Last year: The Lady Blue Devils were knocked out of the CIAC Class M state tournament with a 5-4 opening round loss to St. Joseph and ended the year with a mark of 10-11. Key losses: Shelby Marquis (All-State, All Central Connecticut Conference South), Katie Treado (AllCCC South), Callyn Dalke (All-CCC South), Abby Moschini. This year: Plainville lost a lot of talent to graduation, including its starting battery, but the locals returned a solid core. Back this spring are sophomore third baseman Cheyenne Dalke, sophomore pitcher Jacqui Wuchert, senior shortstop Becky Slivinsky, junior pitcher/first baseman Tabi Arnold, junior outfielders Megan Johnson and Lindsey Allario, and senior outfielder Cristina Mullin. The team’s top newcomers are freshmen Alexis Ruscito (catcher) and Danielle Angelillo (second base). Dalke, Slivinsky and

Arnold are team captains. Outlook: The Lady Blue Devils are a solid defensive club with several varsitytested players to lean on. Also, the team welcomed in a strong freshmen class. On the downside, Plainville graduated much of its offensive power, and that could hurt. However, Coach Micowski plans to make up for the lack of big hitters by being smart at the plate and on the base paths. If Micowski’s troops live up to her expectations, the Lady Blue Devils should challenge for the CCC South

title. “I think we have a tremendous amount of potential this season,” said Micowski. “We have great leadership skills in our captains and seniors. The girls are focused and are improving every day. We need to get stronger at the plate to fill in what we lost to graduation last year. I think we have the skills for people to step in and fill those voids. We have come together very well on the field, defensively. When everything clicks, we will be a very tough team to beat.”

Golf Coach: Steve Guerriero (46th year). Last year: The Blue Devils turned in a record of 10-4 in the Central Connecticut South Division. The locals went on to place 20th at the File photos

Plainville High School spring sports teams have high hopes for this season, which kicked off this week. Pictured are scenes from 2010.

CCC tournament and 18th at the CIAC Division III state tournament. Key losses: Austin Provost (No. 1 player, AllCCC), Jake Barrett. This year: Plainville returned nearly its entire line-

up, including Aaron Forino, a senior captain. Forino occupied the No. 2 spot most of last season, and owned a 45 nine-hole average. Andrew Hamel is another senior leader. Hamel played in the No. 4 and 5 positions as a junior and had a 48 average. Another possible contender for the No. 1 slot is junior Andrew Chapman, who averaged a 44 in 2010. At the 2010 CCC tournament, Forino carded a 92. Chapman put up a 103. Other promising golfers include Jesse Carter, Chris Utley, Stephen Boland, Joey Catanzaro, Michael Gervais, Tyler Goodall, Richard Hanson and Alex Lawson. Outlook: The loss of Austin Provost was a blow to their roster, but the Blue Devils have a solid core of proven players back. “This is a veteran team with great up potential,” said Coach Guerriero. The veteran head man went on to praise Forino and Hamel. He said the senior duo’s leadership “will dictate

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our fortune or misfortune.” Just as Plainville did last spring, this year, Guerriero is looking to finish above .500. No surprise here; it looks like Berlin will be the beast of the CCC South.


Coach: Chuck Radda (25th year, 181-195). Last year: The Lady Blue Devils had some individual successes, but managed just two team victories. Key losses: Jess Foertsch (No. 1 singles), Ashley Raynock (No. 1 doubles, AllCentral Connecticut Conference South Division). This year: Plainville will be led by a solid junior class, highlighted by Sam Zaza and Sarah Kane. Zaza and Kane played at


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ers Blaire Bouchard, Morgan Susco, Tauri Spencer and Kelsea Giantonio. Tanner, Spence, Lawson, Pietrowicz, wrestler Brian Lister, and Mills achieved Academic All-State honors. Mills also attained Academic All-American status. Plainville High School two-sport star Kevin Spence will continue his football career at Fitchburg State University, a NCAA Division III school. Fitchburg State earned just one victory in 2010. “I’ve chosen Fitchburg State University over my other top choices because I feel that I will be a good fit with their football team, and also, they have a really good criminal justice program,” said Spence, a senior. “I’m excited to continue my football career and follow my dream to become a state police officer.” This past fall, Spence helped lead the PHS football team to the state playoffs for the first time since 1997. He then went on to have a memorable wrestling season in which he collected his 100th career victory and advanced to the New Englands. Another key member of the PHS football team’s 2010 season, senior Ross Zettergren, has solidified college plans as well. He will continue his career at Western Connecticut State University. WCSU went winless last season. —Nick Carroll


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Track Continued from page 28 ior. Foster was an All-CCC South performer in 2010 and finished second in the 200 at both the CCC South and Class M meet. Senior Chris Saunders is another accomplished sprinter and an All-CCC South competitor. Last spring, Saunders and Foster helped lead the 4x100 relay team to a third place finish at the CCC South meet and a seventh place showing in Class M. The Blue Devils’ sprinting crew this spring includes juniors Tony Lopizzo, Brian Lister and Kevin Waite. The

juniors compete in jumps as well. Leading Plainville in hurdles are juniors Marquille Johnson and Mitch Durkin. The Blue Devils’ distance contingent is deep and talented. Leading the way are seniors Mike Rottier and Jeff Fargo, juniors Nick Giuliani and Bryan Salazar, and sophomore Nick Evangelista. Plainville looks strong in the field as well. Highlighting the Blue Devils’ solid high jump contingent is sophomore Malik Gordon. Senior Mark Durkee is the locals’ premier pole vaulter. In the past, throws have been an Achilles heel for

Plainville. But that’s not the case this year. The Blue Devils’ strong cast of throwers includes Durkee, seniors Dave Czmyr and Kevin Spence, junior Jordan Gallagher and sophomore Morgan Tetrault. Outlook: Plainville has a hefty 50-person roster and a lot of leaders. Another positive: The Blue Devils have a large crop of promising talent. However, it is not yet known whether those guys will live up to their potential. If they do, Plainville will be very competitive. As usual, Bristol Central is pegged as the team to beat in the CCC South. Plainville, Berlin, Bristol Eastern, Mid-

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dletown, Maloney and Platt look formidable as well. “That leaves Bulkeley. But they shouldn’t be overlooked either,” said Coach Berard. “It should be a very even season.”

Girls Track Coach: Robin Mills (sixth year). Assistants: Linda Cavanaugh, Paul Caponigro. Last year: The Lady Blue Devils landed in fifth place at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championships, and placed ninth at the CIAC Class M state meet. Key losses: Val Knapp (All-CCC South, All-State), Tiana Saraceno, Melissa Avery, Lauren Mikulak, Vicky Sabel, Emily Shapcott, Daria Bardniczyk. This year: Plainville was hit hard by graduation, but

the return of point-generating machine Millie Mills, a senior, helps lessen the blow. Last year Mills placed first in discus at the CCC South competition to earn all-conference honors. She then went on to finish second in discus at the Class M meet. Mills also competes in javelin and high jump and serves as team captain. Senior Bethany White and junior Ali Caponigro are the Lady Blue Devils’ other captains. White is her team’s only returning distance runner. The versatile Caponigro competes in sprints, shot put and discus. Plainville also will be counting on Angie Andrukiewicz (mid-distance), Paula Frejlich (mid distance, jumps), Sheliah Newcity

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(hurdles, sprinter), Jen Heslin (distance), Brie Franceschini (mid-distance, 400), Isabella D’Onofrio (mid-distance, 400) and Erika Mikulak (throws) to generate points. Outlook: The Lady Blue Devils are young and overall inexperienced. The locals’ 35-person roster includes 27 underclassmen and a lot of track and field newbies. Still, the girls are determined to succeed. “They are all trying to find their events best suited for them,” said Coach Mills. “They have a great work ethic coming into the

Council Continued from page 26 hearing. “I really don’t think the majority of the people understood the issue. They thought it was nitpicking about money. It is about following the charter. No one is accusing anyone of wrongdoing.” The council will further discuss the matter at the next meeting, Monday, April 18. In additional business, two men were sworn in as Plainville Police officers. The council approved the hiring of Matthew Guerrette and James Novack Jr. on the condition that they successfully complete all aspects of training at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden. Regarding the 2011-12 proposed combined budget, a hearing will be held Monday, April 25, 7 p.m., in council chambers. The all-day budget vote will be held Tuesday, April 26, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., in fire headquarters, 77 W. Main St. If the budget fails to be adopted at the vote, another hearing will be held Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m., council chambers. The second all-day budget vote would be held May 10. If a third vote is required, the hearing would be held May 12 with the all-day vote on May 24.

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season and want to do well.” Plainville has proven point-getters sprinkled throughout its roster, but likely not enough to win a lot of dual meets. Coach Mills is unconcerned about that. “In our sport, wins and losses are important, but also personal bests are just as important,” she said. “You have an opportunity every week to push yourself harder to beat your previous performance. If this past week and a half is any indication of how they will personally do, I imagine they will have a lot of personal records.” Bristol Central is the team to beat in the CCC South.

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Fine free during library week — Libraries are places for new beginnings whether a patron is getting a first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip. The library is the place where a story begins. This National Library Week,

join the nation’s libraries and librarians and “Create Your Own Story at Your Library”, the theme of the week. Fine free during library week —The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., is celebrating National Library Week by sponsoring a fine free week from Sunday to Saturday, April 10 to 16. Library patrons can return any overdue library books or other materials and pay no fines in return for making a contribution to the Plainville Community Food Pantry. The food pantry needs canned goods like spaghetti

and ravioli, sugar, flour, canned fruit, paper goods, cleaning products and personal hygiene items. Donations can be dropped off at the library Sunday 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monthly breakfast — An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast will be held on the second Sunday of every month, April 10, 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

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Joan Genest Joan (White) Genest, 53, of P l a i nv i l l e, died peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side, March 28, 2011. She was born in Scotland, Feb. 28, 1958, the daughter of Anne (Mullen) White, of Waterbury, and the late James White. She moved to the United States at a young age, and was raised in Waterbury where she attended local schools, and always remained proud of her Scottish heritage. Her proudest accomplishment was being a loving and devoted mother to her children, of whom she was greatly proud. She found pleasure in the simplicities in life such as the blooming of daffodils each year or enjoying a good cup of coffee. She enjoyed crocheting, quiet times at home watching her soaps, and loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. She leaves a legacy of strength, love and many cherished memories, and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Alycia Huard, of Plainville; her daughters, Amanda Turman, of Virginia, Siavon Silva of North Carolina, and Brittany and Bethany White, of Plainville; and her pride and joy, her only granddaughter, Abigail Huard; her brother, Hugh White, of Wisconsin; her sisters, Lizann Marshall, of New Britain, Dawn Jones, of Bristol, and Kimberly Jorge, of Bristol; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Brian Huard; her daughter, Katrina Silva; her brother, James White; and her sister, Heather George. The funeral was held March 31, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Memorial donations may be made to the American Can-

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Ada Lichwiarz Ada A. Lichwiarz, 89, of New Britain, died March 28, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Lichwiarz. She was born in New Britain, Jan. 27, 1922, daughter of the late John and Emma (Dezi) Andy. She was a lifelong resident and member of St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. She was employed by Landers, Frary and Clark and retired from D&L Stores after 32 years of employment. She was involved in the Catholic Council of Women and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was a member of AARP and served as a board member for the Salvation Army. She enjoyed being a religion instructor at St. Ann’s Church, New Britain, and liked spending her time at the New Britain Senior Center and playing bingo. She is survived by her daughters, Judith Levesque and her husband, Gerald and Cynthia Walker, and her husband, John, all of New Britain; her grandchildren, Benjamin Levesque, Andrew Levesque and his wife, Amy, and Scott and Justin Walker; and her great-grandchildren, Dominic, Michael and Joseph Levesque; her brother, John Andy Jr. and his wife, Frances, of Plainville; and her two sisters, Polly Pagnucco and her husband, Donald, of Rocky Hill, and Barbara Sears, of New Bern, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was held April 1, 2011, at Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at St. Ann’s Church, officiated by her nephew, the Rev. Peter Sobiecki. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s

Church, 47 Clark St., New Britain, CT 06051 or the New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl St., New Britain, CT 06051.

Arlene Osuch Arlene (Zaiko) Osuch, 72, of Plainville, wife of John Osuch died March 27, 2011, at the Hartford Hospital. She was born March 13, 1939, in New Britain. She was the daughter of the late Lucian and Fannie (Russinsky) Zaiko and has been a resident of Plainville for the past 45 years. She was a native of New Britain and graduated from New Britain High School in 1957. Prior to her retirement she worked for Caval Tool Co. of Newington. She was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church, Terryville and also a member of the sisterhood of the church, FOCA and church choir and was also a member and past president of the Plainville Woman’s Club. She was an avid reader, loved her grandchildren, crochet and crafts. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Timothy J. and Donna Osuch, of Bristol; her daughter, Melanie Osuch, of Bristol; her sister, Barbara Welch and her husband, Donald Welch, of Groton, Mass.; her sister-in-law, Anna-Ayn Osuch, of Bristol; her grandchildren, John Nicholas and Christopher Aaron; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held March 30, 2011, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, Terryville. Burial followed in St. Cyril Cemetery, Terryville. Memorial donations may be made to the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church, 34 Fairview Ave., Terryville, CT 06786. Scott Funeral Home, Terryville was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary Brian Yuhas Brian George Yuhas, 72, of P l a i nv i l l e, died peacefully March 29, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. He was born May 7, 1938, in Passaic, N.J., a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Siegrist) Yuhas. He received his bachelor of arts and master of business administration from Seton Hall University. He was employed at the Pantasote Company, in Passaic, N.J., and came to Greenwich serving as the company’s corporate controller and then treasurer. He spent 22 years with the company. He moved to Connecticut in 1989 where he was employed at Facility Equipment Company in Meriden as vice president of finance. He was also a member of the American Accountant Association. He was an avid pinochle player, enjoyed crossword puzzles and had a large collection of Mensa books. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anne (Ainsworth) Yuhas, of Plainville; his three daughters and their spouses, Jennifer and Adam Clark, of Bristol, Meredith Yuhas and James Gochee, of Vernon, and Alexis and Mark Waiksnoris, of Bristol; his grandson, Joshua Clark, who was the joy and light of his life; his sister, Kathleen Hendry, of Toms River, N.J.; and his nieces and nephews, Christine Kuzdzal, Robert Hendry, Mark Hendry and Lauren Demore. He will be remembered by his dear friend, Albert Frasciarelli, of Farmington. The family wishes to acknowledge the nurses of N5 Stroke Unit at New Britain hospital for their compassionate, loving, and respectful care. The funeral was held April 4, 2011, at O’Brien Funeral Home, Forestville. Burial followed at Forestville Cemetery, Forestville.

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LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Center Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 304 to hear and consider the following application: NEAL COURT Application #11-04-01, Christopher Pio of 16 Forestville Avenue seeks 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. The subject parcel has a zoning designation of Central Commercial. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 22nd day of March 2011. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals AUTOMOBILES


LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE INVITATION TO BID BID # 2011-13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Plainville is receiving bids for the sale of ice cream products, snack foods not requiring cooking, and soft drinks at Norton Park in Plainville, Connecticut. Information for bidders, specifications, and proposal forms are available from the Office of the Town Manager, One Central Square, Plainville, Connecticut. Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Town Manager, One Central Square, Plainville, Connecticut until 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2010 at which time said bids will be opened and read aloud. The Town of Plainville reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and award said bid in the best interest of the Town.


PLAINVILLE April 10 10am-2pm. Large furniture. Cash only. Sheltered Ponds 190 Tomlinson Ave. Unit 12D

Bids shall be sealed and marked on the front of the envelope: "Bid # 2011-13/Concession-Park"


Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 1st day of April 2011.

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BMW 328is 1997 - 2 dr, sport & premium package. Runs good. New tires. Head gasket replaced at 96K miles. No rust. 153K mi. Asking $4999. Call (860) 628-8568

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AUTOMOBILES CHEVROLET MALIBU LS 1999 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

BUICK CENTURY 2001 Automatic. 4 Door. 6 cyl. Stock#BH716B $5,900


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DODGE NEON 2002 $3,288 #DR1122 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CADILLAC CTS 2006 Automatic. 6 cyl. 4 Door Sedan. Stock#5476A $15,995

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FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

FORD ESCORT 2002 $2,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

HONDA 2001 Civic, $3,750 Dodge Neon 2004, $3,750 VW Jetta 1997, $2,450 Jeep Liberty 2003, $4,750 (203) 213-1142

I will pay you for your junk-cars, motorcycles, plows, trucks, farm equip. Free pickup/towing. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510.



FORD F-150 1991 Pick up 4x4. Runs perfect! 5.0 motor. Needs windshield. $1,800 or best offer. Call 203-630-0863


AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431


PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXER PUPPIES 2 females. 1st shots and deworming. Ready to go. Must see! Call 860-538-9108 BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Frenchie, Bichon Frise, Labradoodle, Poms, Bost Terr. $350+.

860-930-4001 INFINITI M35X 2006 AWD, Leather, Sunroof, Navigation. $19,792 Stock# C7033 (203) 237-5561

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HONDA Accord 2007 V6, Leather, Sunroof. $15,993 Stock# C7013 (203) 237-5561


DODGE NITRO 2008 R/T With Sunroof. 6 Cyl., Auto 4,449 miles #11282A

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JEEP Grand Cherokee 1995. Burgundy w/grey interior. Runs Good. Needs transmission. 57K miles. $500. Call 203-935-1049

FORD ESCORT SE 1998 $2,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

HARLEY DAVIDSON XLH883 2005 2400 miles Saddlebags, Fairing, Roll Bars. $5200 Firm. (860) 637-8066

DACHSHUND PUPPIES - 5 Westminster Kennel Club. Housebroken & paper trained. $575 each. I’ve been breeding for 37 years. (203) 376-0407 FEMALE Guinea Pig & Bunny. Must stay together. 3yrs old. $75/both w/supplies to a loving home. Call 203-793-7044 HORSE LOVERS - Volunteers needed to brush horses and help out in the barn on Saturdays. Horses for lease also. Call (203) 265-3596

HONDA CRF450R 2006 Motocross. Renthal handlebars, new chain and sprockets. Good tires. Runs excellent. Never raced. Well-maintained, some extras. Mint, must sell. $3,000 o.b.o. 860-261-5444

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10 lessons for $350! Rap-A-Pony Farms 203-265-3596 TOY POODLES AKC Sweet, adorable, smart. Males & Females. Reds and apricot. $800+. Guaranteed contract. 203-272-3395

TOYOTA Avalon 2005 HYUNDAI Sonata 2007

LTD, Leather, Sunroof. $16,991 Stock# C7055 (203) 237-5561

LTD, Leather, Sunroof. $12,993 Stock# C7022

FORD MARK III F150 1996 PICK-UP 8-cyl. AUTOMATIC 4X4 Green GRAY LEATHER Power windows. AM/FM/cassette. ABS brakes. New brakes. Very clean. 134,000 Runs great! MANY EXTRAS. $5,000 860302-1458

JEEP Wrangler Unlimited 2007 Sahara 4x4, 6 Cylinder, Auto 49,662 miles #11234A $22,999

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HONDA VT600CD 1999 Excellent condition. Looks, rides, sounds excellent. $3000 or best offer. *65 mpg*. Call Ray (203) 631-0855 YAMAHA FJR 1300, 2008 Super Sport Tour, 10,000 mi, manual shift, ABS breaks, new tires, fork brace, custom seat, many extras. Warranty through 2013. Original owner. Call after 5pm weekdays, anytime weekends. 203-237-1840

PETS & LIVESTOCK FORD TAURUS SEL 2001 $3,688 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

INFINITI G35X 2004 AWD, Leather, Sunroof. $11,491 Stock# C7063 (203) 237-5561

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VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0T 2006, silver, exc condition, auto/tip-tronic, black leather inter., alloy rims, brand new tires, power windows, locks, seat, exc. traction control, Auto hold option, mp3 player, front/ rear airbags front/ rear side impact air bags, factory transferable warranty good till 2012 or 72,000 miles, car has 60k. mostly, if not all, highway miles. $11,900. Call Doug (860) 209-0468 before 8 p.m.

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

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES TOYOTA RAV4 Limited 2009 Sunroof, 4x4, 4 Cylinder, Auto 55,474 miles #11300A $20,988

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

Work Truck, 6 Cyl., Automatic 22,927 mi. #10382A $14,555


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

2.5L Turbo Charged Wagon. Auto. Stock #5568A $13,995

VERI KENNELS (Crates), med to large, $10-$30. For Your Paws Only, 477 So Broad St., Meriden. 203-379-0650.

SE Crew Cab 4X4. 8 cyl., Auto 41,654 mi. #9432A $21,788

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203-284-8986 BASSETT DINING ROOM SET 48” round table plus 12” leaf, will extend to 60” oval, (4) 42” ladder back chairs, honey color, 5 years old. Paid $1000. Asking $275. 203-269-7906 SPRING CLEAN-OUT SOFA & LOVESEAT -matching set olive green w/pillows, wood frame around the edges. Exc cond! $600/OBO DRESSER-black w/5 drawers & night stand w/2 drawers. Good cond! $75/OBO COFFEE TABLE-beige, rectangular w/glass, on wheels. Good cond! $50/OBO 203-935-1049


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES KING SIZE bed with tempurpedic mattress. Excellent condition, $3500. 203-265-3265 after 5pm. REFRIGERATOR, $300; Electric Stove, $250; Dishwasher, $200. Microwave Oven, $100. Call (203) 269-3204


SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS POOL Supplies for 15x30 Oval2-sp 2-hp pump, 4X15 aluminum deck-, white 1/2 round stairs, cartridge filter, ladder, rafts, thru wall skimmer, and accessories. Call 203-269-0778


$$$ CA$H $$$ JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus $400 (203) 238-2460 N.Y. YANKEE TICKETS; AVAILABLE GAMES: RED SOX, TAMPA BAY, TWINS, WHITE SOX, BLUE JAYS, BREWERS, ORIOLES, ROYALS AND MORE; GOOD SEATS AT REASONABLE PRICES; CALL BETWEEN 9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM WITH YOUR DATES AT 203-641-7752. OPTELEC Clearview vision aide, magnification 4-50x with 17” JVC screen. Instant focus control, true color mode, positive and negative modes. Built in 16” slide table that moves left to right, north & south. Use it for reading, activities & hobbies. $800. Exc. cond. 203-623-7495

Portable Dust Collector RELIANT Model NN-821 $200 (203) 238-2460 STAIR Glider for 6 steps- $350. Hospital bed - $75. Wheelchair - $35. Call (203) 265-1284


GOWNS: Baby blue halter, tea length. Rhinestones gathered front. Small. $100. Navy blue long gown, cap sleeves, sequins, Petite/small. $75. Great prom dress!! Call (203) 284-8292 SHERRI HILL Dress Size 2 pink with black small butterflies. Strapless. Just bought. Never worn. Absolutely beautiful dress. $250 or best offer. (203) 639-8881 Michelle


BOWFLEX Classic Excellent Condition 1 year old $360.00 Aaron 860-681-7632 CANON Gun safe - Black, never used. Holds up to 32 rifles, 30 min, 1200 deg. 60” high 40” wide. 22” deep. Bought brand new. 203-623-7495. Asking $1500 FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407

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


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

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

203-238-3499 Always Buying Everything Old or Collectible. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641


SOUTHINGTON 2/3 BR Ranch on cul-de-sac. Available April 15. $1400/mo. Call 860-628-9999 WALLINGFORD- 8+Rms, 3 BR, 3 fbaths, tri-level, 2 car garage. $1875/mo. 203-265-5729


MERIDEN Condo, exc cond, lg 1 BR, walk in closet, pool, eat-in kit, porch, heat & hw included. $750/mo. (203) 733-9647 MERIDEN Large 1 bdrm, onsite laundry, pool, non smoking, no pets. $750/1 mo security. Call 860-810-5971

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


Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE 1BR, large 1st floor apt, eat in kit, liv rm. hardwood flrs, front & rear porch, off st, parking. W/D available. Pet ok. $850/mo. Call 386-490-0112 MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $950/mo+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm

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MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr 2RMs, $190/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 3 BR 1st floor unit with LR, kitchen. Redone and ready for you! $1,100/mo lease/security. Fourth Street. 203-996-7379

Anvil Place Apts.

Thursday, April 7, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, April 16, 2011 10am to 1pm Come Visit New Britain's Newest Community for Active Adults over 55! 55 West Main Street New Britain, CT 860-257-1330

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

For Active Adults 55 and better

MERIDEN -11 Camp Street 3BR, 3rd flr. $850/mo + security. Fresh paint, new flooring. Utilities not included. Off-street parking. Call 860-209-0646

Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included

SOUTH MERIDEN - Lg. room, private. $150/wk. Sec & refs. Call (203) 623-4396 leave message.

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

also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR Crown Village 3rd fl. Heat & HW $675/mo. + sec. Call (203)631-1208 or (203)949-1962 MERIDEN 2 BR Furnished or Unfurnished. Appliances, pets, parking, laundry. $1100 plus Deposit. 508-558-8126. MERIDEN 2BR, Clean, new. W/D in basement. 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor starting@$750/mo. Call (203) 537-1772 MERIDEN 3 BR. Appliances included. Totally remodeled. Asking $1250. Section 8 approved. (203) 440-3722 MERIDEN 3 Level, 5 Rm, 2BR Townhouse. 1 car garage. Laundry hookups, hdwd floors. Large, level yard on a quiet culde-sac. $1075/mo. Vacancy Busters, Ruth 860-402-3960 MERIDEN 3BR 1st fl off street parking. W/D hookup, porch, lrg yard. Newly renovated $1100 per mo plus sec. Call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 5 Rooms, 1st Floor. Appliances. WD hookup. $850 + security. 860-682-4435 MERIDEN Cook Avenue 1 BR. 1st fl. Renovated. New carpet, new paint. $825 includes heat, hot water and electric. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN 3BR, 2 full BA, lg rms , W/D in bsmt, off-st-park, $1100/mo. Call 203-537-1772 MERIDEN Newly renovated LRG 2BR 1 bath, lrg LR & DR, New appl’s, Off st park. Gas heat. No pets. $900. 860-655-3888 MERIDEN- East side 1st Floor, 2 BR. $800 Plus Security Deposit. No Pets. 203-623-5684 or 203- 237-0035 MERIDEN- FULLY FURNISHED 1BR, LR, kit., prvt bath $675/mo. Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. Call 1-860404-1871 MERIDEN- Spacious 3BR, quiet nghbhd. 1.5 bath, W/D hookup in bsmt. Off st. parking. No pets. $1300/mo. + 1 mo. sec. + utils. 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1290 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully appl. kit. inc. A/C, onsite prkg, private balcony. $635/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 x1

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 Large Garages for Rent To include space in front. $150 each plus deposit. Call 508-558-8126

APARTMENTS FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON-1BR, 2nd flr, $675/mo. Efficiency, 1st flr, $500/mo. Off-st-parking 1 car/ apt. Close to walking trail. 1 1/2 mo sec. 860-628-9999 WALLINGFORD - 2BR apt in duplex on West side, 1.5 baths, $950. 3BR, 1.5 baths apt in duplex in Yalesville, $1100. Both with w/d hookup & off st. parking. Call 203-738-9911 WALLINGFORD - 5 rms, 2nd flr apt, private rd, no smoking/pets. $875 + sec. Call (203) 269-1562 after 5pm. WALLINGFORD 2BR, very neat & very clean. Appls, laundry hookups, Off st parking. 1year lease. No pets/smoking. $875. 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD 1BR, effiency apt, stove & refrig. Utils not incld. Central location. No pets. $730/mo+sec. 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 5 rms in 2 family, 1st flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-4 Rooms with kitchen. 2nd Floor. Busy Main Street in Yalesville. $650 per month plus utils. 1 month security. No pets. 203-269-9594

SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756


MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

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

MERIDEN 841 West Main St. Store for rent. Approx. 700 sf. Call (860) 250-4043 MERIDEN-Excellent location on 31 Broad St. 576 sq. ft. Heat, HW, A/C. Ample parking in rear. Call 203-237-8000 or 860989-4209

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WLFD $54,000 a year for prime pad site on busy RT 5 in Wlfd. Enjoy the heavy traffic just down the road from McDonalds. Property is level. Perfect for 3500 sq. ft. restaurant. Call today! Brian 203-265-5618


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



SOUTH MERIDEN-8600SF retail exposure, nice offices, showers, loading dock, drive in roll up door & more. Only $3,900. Call 860-384-5205

Can’t afford a house? How about this bright spacious 2BA mobile home for a lot less. Great loc, yard, shed, lam fls, super clean. Pat 203-265-5618 Ex 634


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



CHESHIRE Office space available. Centrally located next to Town Hall. Call 203-271-3296

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.

MERIDEN-Settle down make a home for your family. Featuring 8 Brs 3 baths. This traditional floor plan delivers a casual living rm w/hardwoods, eat in kitchen & appliances. $135,000. Sue 203-265-5618


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

MERIDEN 1 BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. Decorative FP, Garage. $750. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833

2 Fam eastside, 4rms each floor, walk up atttic to expand in the future. Eat-in kits, deck & sliders on 1st fl.

MERIDEN-Furnished Room for Rent. All utilities. Shared new kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking. $550 per month or $150 per week. 203-500-0608

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2nd floor. Secure building. Ample parking. Washer/Dryer available. No pets. $725 plus security. (203) 376-1259

MERIDEN $169,900


MERIDEN -1 ROOM Private Bath. Clean. Stove, fridge. Broad Street. No pets. 2 mos security. Credit check req. $450. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493


WALLINGFORD -$499,900 The neighborhood & home you’ve dreamed about! Amazing 4BR Colonial. MBR suite w/FP & loft area. 2 family rooms, double staircase & 2nd fl laundry. Linda 203-265-5618

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 7, 2011

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

GUTTERS 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

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


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

CARPENTRY AGC HOME RESTORATION Complete restoration & repair Drywall, tile, painting. New decks & repairs. Finish carpentry. Ins. #577901. 203-687-0097 WATER PROBLEMS - Roof to cellar. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Window & door re-placement. Repairs of all types. Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203238-1449 # 578107

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


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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING 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

HOME DOCTOR All repairs A-Z Addt’s, kit., baths remod, water dam, seamless gut. Since ‘49. Credit & debit cards accepted. #573358 203-639-8389/715-8850


HOUSE CLEANING HOUSECLEANING Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203-234-7958/ 203-848-4781 POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 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


INCOME TAX PREPARATION CPA-prepared income tax returns. Other financial services available. In Southington for over 30 years. Call 203-340-6395. Allen E. Horner, CPA 216 Belleview Avenue Southington, CT


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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AGC HOME RESTORATION Complete restoration & repair Drywall, tile, painting. New decks & repairs. Finish carpentry. Ins. #577901. 203-687-0097 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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ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmts, Gar, Yard. Appliances ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 THE JUNK MAN Junk Removal of all kinds. Give us a call - we take it all. Call Any Time! 203-278-4739

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110


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


SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821 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

JM LAWNCARE Spring Cleanups, Lawn Mowing, Trimming. Comm & Res. Call for free est 860-796-8168 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577

TJ Property Mangement & Lawn Care Spring Clean Ups. Weekly mowings, hedge trimming. All your property & lawncare needs. Free est, fully ins. 203-725-6843

COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681 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

LAWN & GARDEN 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

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 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

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

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


JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 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 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281


ROOFING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455 ROOFS R US Resid/comm. Repairs also. Windows, Siding, Seamless gutters, we beat any quote. Family owned since ‘49. Member BBB. 203-715-8850 #573358 Credit/ Debit cards accepted.


ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick, demolition. Free estimate. (203) 7683548 CT. Reg. #061808

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

SIDING HOUSE Wash/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 CT #0616406

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$25 LAWNS For most neighborhood lawns. Spring cleanups. Sr. discount. Call Ed (860) 302-8847

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

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 FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Call JP Wolfe Contracting CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175

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 & all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311


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



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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455




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Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

25+ yrs exp. Int/Ext painting, ceiling repairs. Small jobs welcome. Fully insured. Call Paul today for a prompt free est 203-238-4320. Reg#582770 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 DANIEL PAINTING Exterior/Interior *interior work @$35/hr plus material Established 1986 CT Lic #561725 203 -927-6191

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



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

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

O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 LICENSED ARBORIST with 75ft bucket Safe pruning & removal Winter C/U Specials Reg#562159 #S3365 Precise 203-272-4216

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


Thursday, April 7, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP. MERIDEN Great investment opportunity! “SUNSET MANOR” 4 condos: 1 colonial house plus 3 tri-level townhouses. Beautiful shared back yard/ priv front yards. 3 BRs, 2 baths & 2 car gar each. Wonderful income. Package price $499,000 neg. ALLSTAR R.E. 203-952-1122 OR 203358-0100 x12. Brokers Protected.

AUTOMOTIVE - Middletown Nissan looking for experienced parts person with import exp. Full benefits. Great working conditions. Full time. Call or apply at 860-632-6550. Customer Service ★COME IN & APPLY!★ OPEN HOUSE FOR INTERVIEWS ★Customer Service ★General Labor ★Retail/Sales ★ 1st & 2nd Line Mgmt. 22 positions open, Positions filled as soon as Friday, FT/PT perm positions, flexible work schedule, training provided (full), no exp., no problem


Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal is seeking an early morning Full Time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

Record-Journal Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450 EAST PBE represents some of the leading manufacturers in the Construction Equipment Industry and we are looking for motivated individuals to fill the following positions: Equipment Dealership Experienced Mechanic We offer competitive compensation and a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. Send resumes to: East PBE, lnc. 283 Pane Road Newington, CT 06111 or fax 860/665-7478 HINDINGER FARM, HAMDEN, CT needs 3 temporary workers 4/15/2011 to 12/15/2011, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact the CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order #4558949. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in duties listed required.

TRANSPORATION COORDINATOR QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a closely related field, and four years' experience in transportation planning with two years of supervisory experience. CLOSING DATE: All material must be received in our office by 4:00pm on/or before April 29, 2011. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011 TO APPLY: Call the Job Opportunities Line at (203) 250-2416. Leave your name, complete address, and a brochure will be mailed to you. You may also pick up a brochure at: Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 HELP WANTED ALARM TECHNICIANS or Experienced Apprentice. Call for confidential interview. (203) 757-5800 GROUNDS COORDINATOR The Town of Southington is currently accepting applications for the position of Grounds Coordinator within the Parks Department. This position requires an Associates Degree in Horticulture/Landscape Design and 3 years of related work experience in parks maintenance or an equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience. A Connecticut Pesticide Applicator Supervisory License (Category 3A) is also a requirement for this position. The current rate of pay for this position is $25.06/hour. A job application and complete job description can be obtained at the Town of Southington Highway Department, Della Bitta Drive, Plantsville, CT 06479 Mon-Fri 7:00AM-3:30PM Applications will be accepted until 3:30PM Friday April 15, 2011

MECHANICS Full or part time Experience necessary Must have own tools & valid driver’s license. No Saturdays or Eves. Apply in person

G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Extremely busy Internal Medicine Office. Must be able to multi-task, heavy phone work and must deal well with patients. It is a 33-hour workweek. No medical benefits are offered. Must have prior exp. Please fax resume to Donna at 860-628-2329 OFFICE/SALES Assistant Must have Expert Knowledge of Microsoft Office , General Office Knowledge, and be Creative, and Mufti Tasking. Duties will include Cold Calling, Answering Phones, Writing Proposals etc. Full Time. Previous experience in a small office environment preferred. $12.00 per hour. Please fax resume to (203)265-2792. Wallingford

HELP WANTED NOW HIRING For Store Manager. Apply in person: Pizza Hut, 496 South Broad St, Meriden, CT Or email resume PORTER / CUSTODIAL Position at Golf Club Full Time Season position, May - October Looking for a self starter to work daily custodial and event set up duties. Light maintenance duties required with flexible work schedule. Position available April 18th to start part time Salary $9 - $11 BOE, Meal Discounts & Golf Privileges. No Phone Calls - Stop at Clubhouse to fill out application and Fax: (860) 349-1656 or E-Mail: Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Middlefield, CT PT/FT Need a friendly highly motivated individual to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work days, nights and weekends. Apply at: Consignment Originals 2139 Silas Deane Hwy Rocky Hill, CT 06067 No phone calls please. Positive attitude a MUST! PT/FT Need a friendly highly motivated individual to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work days, nights and weekends. Apply at: Consignment Originals 2139 Silas Deane Hwy Rocky Hill, CT 06067 No phone calls please. Positive attitude a MUST!

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Human Resource Clerk This part-time provides TEMPORARY support to the recruiment function to meet department and hospital needs. At the direction of the Employment Administrator, the incumbent will receive/process applications and acknowledgements; prepare and maintain new hire paperwork, and provide other administrative support, as needed. This position may act as a point of contact for the HR Dept for internal/external customers. REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma, 1-3yrs relevant experience, excellent customer service and organizational skills. Good Microsoft Office ability, specifically Excel, WORD. Previous medical environment experience a plus; previous human resources experience strongly preferred. 16-24 hrs/week. 3 months. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT 36 Hours per week. Saturdays and evenings included. Receptionist work involved. 6 Physician OB/GYN Offices in Meriden and Wallingford. Fax Resume To 203-284-4981. Don’t miss this opportunity! REGISTERED NURSE Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, a faith-based home health care agency serving central Connecticut, is seeking a Registered Nurse to work in its care of the sick program. Home care experience preferred. Benefits. Competitive salary. For more info., call 203 238-1441.

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RECOVERY DRIVER The Record-Journal is looking for a part time Circulation Recovery Driver to join our team. Candidates must be available in the early morning hours including weekends. Requirements include reliable transportation to use for deliveries, ability to read and follow a map, ability to lift newspaper bundles weighing up to 25 lbs. If interested please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm to: Record-Journal 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450

HELP WANTED HOMEMAKERS/Companions needed in Meriden & surrounding areas. BiLingual a plus. Call 860-828-3396 RESALE MANAGEMENT RETAIL/R Busy Consignment Store in search of a highly motivated, dynamic Management team. Strong leadership, previous retail management experience, and open availability a must. Send resume to: Consignment Originals 225 Hicks Ave. Meriden, CT 06451 or email: No walk-ins or phone calls please.

HELP WANTED RESALE MANAGEMENT RETAIL/R Busy Consignment Store in search of a highly motivated, dynamic Management team. Strong leadership, previous retail management experience, and open availability a must. Send resume to: Consignment Originals 225 Hicks Ave. Meriden, CT 06451 or email: No walk-ins or phone calls please. SALES & SUPPORT In retail furniture & home decorating. Sat & Sun’s are a must. Send resumes to:


SALES ASSOCIATE. Part-time position available at school bookstore. Duties include cashier, stocking shelves and face-to-face customer service. Shifts are mostly afternoons and Saturdays, some Sundays as needed. For appointment please contact 203-697-2276. SEAMLESS Gutter Installers. Excellent benefits & pay. Experience preferred, Must have valid CT driver’s license. Apply in person: New England Building Products, 45 Golden St, Meriden. 203-235-7981

HELP WANTED SURVEY TECHNICIAN Immediate Opening Experience required Salary based on experience. Call Cardinal Engineering Associates. 203-238-1969 Extension 111 TRAINEE - Landscaping - Entry Level position. We will train. Laborer to assist our experienced staff. Interesting, strenuous, outdoor work. 6 day week. Mid-April start date. Please apply by mail or email. No phone calls. Reply: Hickory Ridge Nursery, 700 Cook Hill Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410 or jeffandlinda@


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