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Volume 10, Number 29

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

More than 3,500 hit the road for GE/Petit race By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The General Electric/Petit Foundation Road Race continues to gain speed. The fourth installment of the event, held Sunday, drew more than 3,500 runners and walkers to Plainville. Following the 5K, Dr. William A. Petit Jr. thanked the crowd for coming out on a “beautiful summer day.” Petit, a Plainville High School alumnus, was the lone survivor of the 2007 home invasion in which his wife and their two daughters were killed. All proceeds from the GE/Petit race go to the Petit Family Foundation, which honors the memories of Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit by benefiting causes close to their heart.

In his post-race remarks to the crowd, Petit — who ran the 3.1-mile course — said it was inspiring to see the “community come together to do good things, selflessly, for other people.” “You must be the change you wish to see in the world,” he said, quoting Mahatma Gandhi. Hayley Petit would have graduated from Dartmouth College this past spring. To mark the occasion, several of her classmates from Farmington’s Miss Porter’s School came out to the GE/Petit race, some traveling great distances for the reunion. Hayley’s crew coach left a hospital bed to be at the GE/Petit race. Just days before the race, the coach found out he had multiple blood clots in his lung. “He came down here in the 90degree heat just to support us,” Petit

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Dr. William A. Petit Jr. closes in on the finish line at the fourth annual General Electric/Petit Foundation Road Race, held Sunday in See Race, page 23 Plainville.

Police officers shaken by shooting

Year-end wrap-up

By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen Plainville police officers who were involved in the shooting behind AMC Loews movie theater Saturday morning are on administrative leave pending the state’s Major Crime Squad’s investigation into the incident. The Southington Police Department had been conducting a criminal investigation and obtained an arrest warrant from Hartford Superior

Court for suspect Eric Gothberg, 45, of 1309 East St., Southington, for the charge of third-degree child pornography. The court had set a $500,000 bond. Following a tip, police learned the suspect might be at AMC Loews movie theater. Southington and Plainville police departments were working together to locate the suspect, according to in-

See Shooting, page 6

Hospital’s new cancer center could bring multiple benefits to Plainville By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen Photo courtesy of Teresa Talarico

Brownies from Troop 66073 gather for a year-end party to celebrate a successful year of scouting, earning 23 Try-its and completing four service projects. From left are Bella Samperi, KellyLynn Marquis, Brianna Bartley, Olivia Unwin, Brooke Morgan, Bianca Talarico, Diamond Marquis, Kaleigh Benoit, Alicia Quirion, Alexis Charbonneau, Jessica Seaton and Emily Savage.

A new cancer center, which is slated to be built straddling the Plainville-New Britain town line, could bring numerous benefits such as new jobs and tax revenue to Plainville. Last week, the local Planning and Zoning Commission OKd a special exception and site plan application

made by North Mountain Land LLC to construct a medical office building and associated parking for the property located at 0 Loon Lake Road. North Mountain Land LLC is a holding of Tomasso Brothers. The parcel was a former quarry owned and operated by Tomasso Brothers. Mark DeVoe, Plainville town plan-

See Center, page 7


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011

Council chooses to start possible charter revision with study committee By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

One hand giveth, while the other hand taketh away could describe news received at Monday night’s Plainville Town Council meeting: the town would be realizing $30,000 from an equity distribution while $75,000 in grant funding was being yanked from the state’s road aid grants.

The Town Aid Road grant is primarily used for the purchase of salt or roadways material for the winter. With the 50 percent reduction in the grant, additional appropriation will be necessary to make up for the lost funding, according to the report given by Town Manager Robert E. Lee. The actual amount will not be known until the end of the upcoming winter season. Many comments were heard on the issue of the for-

mation of the Charter Study Committee vs. the Charter Revision Commission. The study committee would be charged with making specific recommendations for changes to the Plainville Town Charter. Numerous people who addressed the council said the formation of a committee rather than commission was political because of the possible change in councilors with the November election.

Students continue to excel in state tests By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen


See Tests, page 10

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editing and revising skills. They are also tested on their ability to write a complete, details and well-organized narrative, expository or persuasive essay. The math portion challenges students to solve problems with and without calculators, create graphs, interpret information and communicate math thinking skills. The science portion focuses on four areas: life sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, and scientific inquiry, which measures how well students understand the processes scientists use to explore the world. In writing, only the sixth grade did not outperform

been reviewed and amended three times in the last 10 years. A number of issues that have been recently brought forward were the same issues reviewed and discussed by the previous Charter Revision commissions,” according to Lee’s report.


Plainville Public Schools released a press release stating performances of high school sophomores who have taken the Connecticut Acade-

mic Performance Test and thirdthrough eighthgraders who have taken the Connecticut Mastery Test in Plainville in 2011. The overall results show that the CMT scores show Plainville students outperform their statewide peers with higher scores and CAPT performance continues to climb steadily. The CMTs tests students in the areas of reading, writing and math, with science tests administered to fifth and eighth grade students, additionally. The reading portion measures students’ ability to comprehend and respond to text. The writing portion focuses more on grammatical skills and students are tested on

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Hearing gives opportunity to talk garbage By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

A public hearing is being held next Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m., in regards to a new application being submitted for the landfill on Granger Lane. The stewardship permit application is being resubmitted, after the last one, issued in 1984, has expired due to new requirements being implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Protection. “The current landfill permit is being consolidated and modified to incorporate new requirements from the EPA and DEP,” said Plainville Town Engineer John Bossi. “As part of that process they’re required to hold a public hearing.” Bossi said requirements from other various permits have been consolidated all into one. The application for a stewardship permit is $4,000. Once issued, the permit may be used for up to 10 years.

“My best description is they’re taking existing permit and finalized it and made it more modern,” Bossi said. “Basically they’re trying to close the door on what the intent of the permit was back

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In a whirlwind visit, British hairstylist teaches cosmetology students

The International Institute of Cosmetology, with campuses in Plainville and Wethersfield, was the homeaway-from-home for worldrenowned stylist and educator Wayne Lloyd earlier this month. Lloyd, who was born in Britain and started his career in London, runs his own salon in Ireland and teaches at IIC’s sister school, Mohh Academy of Ireland. Lloyd arrived July 2 and on the following day, IIC invited models to come in to be styled by him. Under Lloyd’s direction, IIC students and stylists from Gugliotti’s Salon and Spa and Gugliotti’s Hair Fashion worked with him to style the models by cutting and coloring their hair in preparation for a presentation the next day. The presentation followed an advanced cut and color class led by Lloyd for IIC educators and Gugliotti salon staff members as well as a demonstration at the Plainville school that was offered free of charge to past IIC gradu-

ates, students and salon professionals. Lloyd also held classes at both IIC campuses and ended his stay by conducting a photo shoot. Lloyd had a successful career in London where he worked at several large salons as well as completing Vidal Sassoon styling for television, magazines, and pop music videos. He moved to Ireland in 2007 and was inducted into Team Ireland after he won the gold medal at the Haute Couture Hairstyling Awards. He has also won medals in Paris, Athens, and Oslo through the OMC, Organization Mondiale de la Coiffure. He is an Irish All Star having received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Irish Hairdressing Federation. “We are beyond excited to have had the opportunity to have Wayne Lloyd at our schools ... teaching our students, staff and alumni,” said Martin Gugliotti, IIC dean of students. “He is an amazingly talented stylist and a dynamic educator. It

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Wayne Lloyd, worldrenowned stylist and educator, front center, relaxes with students at the International institute of Cosmetology in Plainville and Wethersfield. was an honor to have him here to share his expertise and creativity. His success and vision have been an inspiration to all of the talented stylists and stylists-to-be who have trained at our schools.” “Offering high-quality guest educators like Wayne Lloyd is a unique and careerchanging experience that we are able to offer our students and alumni through our international connections. It’s one of the things that sets our schools apart,” said Carmelo Gugliotti, IIC’s director and founder. — International Institute of Cosmetology

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

School becomes model for positive behavior support program

The Middle School of Plainville was honored as a model Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports school at the statewide Connecticut Summit on PBIS held May 20 at the University of Connecticut. The purpose of the summit was to provide Connecticut school leaders, policy makers and educators with an opportunity to learn about national PBIS implementation efforts and shape an action plan for PBIS implementation in Connecticut. As part of the middle school’s recognition, district representatives in attendance received a banner acknowledging the program and its success. In addition, the school was featured in the summit handouts, highlighting the school’s data and success with the behavior program. U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who spoke at the event, indicated that he is sponsoring a PBIS bill that will help provide federal funding for schools and districts to continue implementing the PBIS model. During the congressman’s comments he acknowledged MSP as a role model for the data that they have kept and evidence of successful implementation. MSP has hosted a number of visitors this year who have come to learn about the successful PBIS program. Linda Forman, Murphy’s legislative assistant, and Kristina Jones, consultant from the State Education Resource Center, gathered with district

administrators to review the middle school’s behavior program. Additional visitors include representatives from LEARN, a regional education service center, as well as staff from New Haven public schools and Sage Park Middle School in Windsor. The PBIS program, which has been in place at the middle school since 2006, teaches students in grades six, seven and eight school-wide behavior expectations. This research-based system of support is used in schools in approximately 40 states. PBIS began in the 1980s as a support for special education students by professors at the University of Oregon. A decade later, PBIS was expanded to all students school-wide. In Plainville, PBIS includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school climate. Specifically, students are taught school-wide behavior expectations, data is tracked

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to monitor student progress, and a reward system to honor and encourage students working toward the goal of a safe, secure and positive learning environment is utilized. The PBIS model has been expanded to all three Plainville elementary schools as well as Plainville High School. “It is an honor to be recognized for our work with PBIS at the middle school. Our staff and students deserve credit for embracing the PBIS process, which was unfamiliar to many people six years ago. In addition, support from our Parent Teacher Club, Board of Education, and the Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund has helped us continue our work in the area of enhancing school climate at the middle school,” said Tom Laudadio, middle school dean of students. “PBIS has been a wonderful addition to the Plainville Community Schools and has enhanced our school climate across all levels. I am thrilled

that the middle school has been chosen as a model site and look forward to our continued success with the PBIS framework,” said Assistant Superintendent of Schools Maureen Schiffer. “I am proud of the terrific work that has been done by

the middle school staff. Student achievement has soared with an improvement in the school environment,” said Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. — Plainville Community Schools

Charity auto show July 30 The 3rd annual Plainville Charity Auto Show will be held Saturday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the General Electric parking lot, 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville. Voting will take place from noon to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Best in Class will be announced. Proceeds benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut. Rain date is July 31. There is a charge to show cars and an admission fee. Cars should be pre-registered by July 22. To register, contact or call (860) 747-7906.

Bears spotted There have been several reports of one or more bears roaming Plainville, most recently in Paderewski Park and on Woodford Avenue. Residents are reminded to leave the bears alone, secure trash cans and do not leave pet food outside. Animal control officer Gabby Paciotti said it seems as if there are two bears, one with an orange tag in its ear and another wearing a yellow tag.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011

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“The suspect began to enter the car, did not comply with the officers’ directions and made sudden movements that caused the officers to discharge their service weapons at the suspect just as two back-up officers approached the scene,” according to Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police public information officer. The shooting wounded the

suspect in the foot while Plainville officer Clifford J. Roper was shot in the forearm and officer David Slater received wounds from glass fragments from the police cruiser’s shattered window. All injuries were non-life threatening. The suspect was taken to Hartford Hospital, where as of Monday, he was still a patient and under guard by police officers. The two injured officers were taken to St. Francis Hospital, treated and released. The officers that were identified as firing rounds were Sgt. Timothy Mullaney and Cpl. Jon Eno, both with the Plainville Police Department. It was not clear if the suspect was armed, though it is known he owns guns. “The officers are distraught, they’re upset,” said Plainville Police Chief Matthew Catania. “When you wear a badge and carry a gun, you are not looking to cause harm or hurt innocent people.” Catania said he was in contact throughout the weekend “with the town council and [Town Manager Robert E.] Lee,” keeping them informed. The chief said he could not discuss the incident at length and was waiting until the State Police Central District Major Crime Squad completes its report, a process that may take a week, Catania said. Until he receives the final report, it is too early to say if the officers need additional training in the use of firearms. The state police is still investigating the incident and urge any witnesses to contact police.

Continued from page 1 formation released by the Public Information Office of the Connecticut State Police. At about 2:16 a.m., Gothberg was observed exiting the theater and approaching a vehicle. Two Plainville officers attempted to take the suspect into custody.


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Center Continued from page 1 ner and economic development coordinator, said when he toured the property in preparation for the wetlands application, he noticed the land “was primarily disturbed. The majority had been worked at some time,” he said. He saw signs of quarrying and movement of material (earth) that had occurred in the past but much of the property was overgrown, he said. The PZC’s decision gave the go-ahead for The Hospital of Central Connecticut to move its George Bray Cancer Center, presently located at the hospital’s New Britain campus, to the expanded and separate 65,000 square-foot facility. The proposed cancer

center, which will be located on approximately 9.5 acres on the New Britain side, will connect by an atrium to the 74,000 square-foot medical center in Plainville that will sit on 18.8 acres. Plans include 200 parking spaces. A road that was originally constructed in 1992-93 for an office site that was never realized will be used for access. DeVoe estimated that the existing road is at least 90 percent complete and will need little work. Its entrance is located off New Britain Avenue in the vicinity of the former Department of Motor Vehicles office, now the Big Sky fitness center. The construction will not affect Metacomet Trail, a popular hiking area along Pinnacle Peak, nor is it in the ridgeline protection area.

“Jobs created will easily top 100 and most will be highly skilled medical professionals,” said Shirley Osle, assistant town manager, in her report to the Plainville Town Council on Monday. DeVoe said the hospital had been searching for years for a piece of property for the project. The applicant first had to go before the Inland Wetland and Watercourse Commission to receive a special exception because some of the grading will be in the wetlands. There will not be any actual construction in the wetlands area, DeVoe said. Utilities, which are located on New Britain Avenue, will service the site. A intermunicipal agreement about the services will still need to be agreed upon, DeVoe said.

The projected plan also still has to be reviewed by the state traffic commission and the Department of Transportation might require the developers to perform additional improvements such as installing a traffic light at the intersection with New Britain Avenue and widening that street to allow for turning lanes. “If it’s built as they presented it, both Plainville and New Britain will end up with a very nice product. Conservatively speaking there could be between 120 and 150 jobs all told,” DeVoe said. It is likely the property was selected because it is only minutes away from the hospital in New Britain, he said. At the PZC meeting, Dr. Peter Byeff, oncologist and

medical director of the George Bray Cancer Center, “was very excited about the potential to have new offices,” DeVoe said. Byeff was unavailable for comment about the project. The cancer center facility could prompt development of 30-plus acres to the north, DeVoe said. If North Mountain Road is improved there would be quality access to that property, which could spark additional medical industries. Not only would the town realize a boost in tax revenues, ancillary benefits could include a positive impact on retail and other services in the immediate area, such as Connecticut Commons and Fairfield Inn. DeVoe said he did not know the cost nor the projected completion date.

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Wind ensemble receives grant The Plainville Wind Ensemble received a $2,000 grant from the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance. The directed local funds were administered by the Commission on Culture and Tourism as a result of the efforts of the New Britain legislative delegation. The wind ensemble, formed in 1987, is an all-volunteer community band offering free concerts that raise funds to support local charities. Other award recipients included numerous arts organizations in New Britain including the Klingberg Family Centers of Art, Theater and Music, whose grant will fund the continuation of pottery instruction at Raymond Hill School.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011

Library News

Art League scholarship One World, many events

Photo courtesy of the Art League of Plainville

Plainville High School senior Chase Tarca, left, receives the Art League of Plainville’s annual $300 scholarship. During the May meeting, Tarca shared some of his work with the art league. He will be attending Salve Regina University in Rhode Island this fall. His major is graphic design with a minor in marketing management. Chase Tarca, left, stands with Ellen Couture, Art League of Plainville president.

One World, Many Stories with Al Decant will be held Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. Decant will take the group on a musical journey around the world. His performance is packed with music, stories and audience participation that celebrate the reading experience for preschool to elementary students. He is an elementary school principal in Orange. One World with Chris Merwin will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Merwin will perform an interactive multicultural music program. Kids will get to play a giant Tibetan trumpet, percussion instruments from the Middle East and Asia, and a 1930s’ Hawaiian steel guitar. He has spent the last 22 years studying various stringed instruments such as the Hawaiian steel guitar, Arabic oud, Turkish saz and others. The summer reading program finale will be held

Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Juggling is synchronized with music in this fastpaced show by the Airborne Jugglers.

week will feature a different country or area of the world; for children in grades 3 to 6. For information, call the library at (860) 793-1450.

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The Children’s Department of the library has received a grant from the Women and Girls Fund to sponsor science for girls this summer. Friday Science Sleuths for girls in grades 3 to 6 will be held on Fridays at 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling the children’s department at (860) 793-1450. The following programs offered are: July 22: It’s Electric, presented by the Science Center of Hartford; and July 29: Bugs, presented by Mad Science.

The Friends of the Plainville Public Library are sponsoring a bus trip on Saturday, Sept. 24. There will be a morning guided tour of the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lunch will be at Brazil, a ethnic restaurant and then there will be a stop at New York’s newest attraction Eataly, an Italian marketplace. There is a cost to attend which includes the museum and the full-course lunch. For more information or to sign up for the tour, call Lois Taft, at (860) 747-8457 or Marie Ragaglia, at (860) 747-5694.

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School News

Plainville Adult, Continuing Ed

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education will offer free programming this summer. English as a Second Language will be offered at the Plainville Community Food Pantry, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. through Aug. 11. The Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation programs will take place at Plainville High School, Tuesday and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, through Aug. 10. Preregistration is required. Call Plainville Adult and Continuing Education, at (860) 7933209.

Circle of Honor nominations

Nominations are being accepted now for individuals to be recognized at the annual St. Paul Circle of Honor dinner on Oct. 26. St. Paul Catholic High School’s Circle of Honor was founded to promote pride in St. Paul Catholic and to honor alumni, faculty, staff, past and current parents, and friends who have made outstanding accomplishments in their lives and their communities. Accomplishments include

excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, athletics, community involvement, and education. To make a nomination, visit the website Deadline is Aug. 1.

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music teacher, Barbara Senatore applied for the grant and was awarded the instrument. The Horns For Kids Program also donated an instrument to the Linden Street

School music program last November.

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In accordance with Section 7-109 of the Connecticut General Statutes, Plainville Community Schools will destroy special education records for all students who graduated between 1999-2003. Those who graduated during that time who would like a copy of their records should contact the special education office at (860) 793-3214 before Aug. 1.

Charity gives instruments The Middle School Instrumental Music Department was awarded a trombone through the Horns For Kids Program, a non-profit organization supported by the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The organization donates instruments to deserving Connecticut schools to encourage students to study instrumental music and to participate in the performing arts. Instrumental

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students across the state in meeting the state goal. In Plainville, 62.5 percent of students met the goal, while 65.3 percent of students statewide met the mark. For the reading portion, Plainville students outpaced students across the state in every grade in meeting or exceeding the state goal. “Student performance on the mastery test continues to improve dramatically in most areas,” stated Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. “This is impressive and the teachers and students should be commended for their solid efforts.” In math, third- and seventh-graders did not outperform students statewide in

meeting or exceeding the very high state goal, though the number of students reaching the goal did increase over a six year period. All other grades outperformed the statewide group and showed large margins of change in certain grades. Sixth-graders showed a 28.6 percentage point increase from 2006 to 2011 in math with 78.1 percent of students meeting the goal, compared to just 49.5 percent in 2006. Additionally, a 29.4 point increase in eighthgraders sent the percentage from 51.8 in 2006 to 81.2 in 2011. In science, fifth- and eighth-graders showed a higher percentage of students meeting the goal than students statewide. Plainville students also outperformed statewide

peers in meeting or exceeding the No Child Left Behind standard of “proficient.” Plainville students showed proficiency higher than students across the state in all grades and test categories except for sixth grade writing, which fell short by just 1.9 percentage points. Plainville had 84.2 percent of students meet the mark, while 86.1 students across the state met it. In the CAPT students are tested in math, science, reading across the disciplines and writing across the disciplines. The math and science portions of the test gives openended and multiple choice questions in specific areas. For math: number quantity, geometry and measurement, statistics, probability and discrete mathematics, algebra, and functions. For science: concepts of life and physical and earth sciences. The reading and writing across the disciplines portions focus on reading, analyzing and responding to


short stories and non-fiction articles and answering multiple choice and open-ended questions related to the pieces as well as writing a persuasive essay and answering questions related to grammatical errors and editing. Plainville students outperformed students across the state in reading and science, but fell short in math and writing this year in percentage of students who met or exceeded the high state goal. However, the percentage of students in Plainville who met or exceeded the proficient level, exceeded statewide peers in all four disciplines in 2011. Students have shown an increase in scores in three of the four disciplines in meeting the very high goal since last year; the only one noting a decline was science. At the proficient level, Plainville students declined in science and math, but showed an increase in reading and writing since 2010.

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During periods of intense heat the wild birds really need help in finding drinking water. A shallow plant saucer or plastic dish set in a shady spot and filled with water can do nicely. There is plenty of “wild” food available to the songsters now but water, that essential element is another matter. On hot days enjoy the beautiful creatures drinking and bathing. Start keeping a list of the birds seen through the season. Residents will be surprised. I’d love to hear about any rare birds that anyone sees; call me at (860) 747-0081. — Ruth Sharp Hummel

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There is not enough time to review and make recommendations for charter revisions and then get the revision question on the November ballot because of specific state statutes. “It is recommended that the town council that is elected in November take ownership of the recommendations of the Charter Study Committee and then determine the appropriate action at that time,” Lee said. Thomas Arcari Sr. called the study committee “a political delay. You should know what areas you want changed. It’s a dereliction of duty pushing it down the road,” he said. Art Screen said the Charter Study Committee “is a waste of time, holds no weight. The commission doesn’t have to abide by it at all...the study committee means nothing; it’s a political ploy.” During the new business segment of the meeting, the council voted 6-1 in favor of appointing a Charter Study Committee. Republican Lee Toffey voted against the move. The committee was charged with making a report to the council by the first week of December. Committee members will include councilors Democrat Christopher Wazorko and Republican Scott Saunders, as well as Bob Berube, Rick Drezek, Tom Warnat, Bob Cornish and Steve Martino.

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, July 21, 2011

Faith Briefs

Planning for 2012, the end of the world? By Tiana Welles Special to The Citizen Are you wondering if the world may be coming to an end soon? Horrible natural disasters seem to occur with alarming regularity; the Mayan calendar ends in 2012; and this is 2011. You’ve hearing about the Antichrist, the Lord’s return, Judgment day, or the Battle of Armageddon in your youth. Is now the time to give this attention? Or should you let the questions sit nagging in your mind, pushed back by dayto-day living? Here’s what I’ve distilled from studying the “End Time” prophecies that abound throughout the Bible. There will be an actual end to this world. Daniel, who lived between 606 – 536 B.C., had a vision of end time events, recorded in Daniel 8:17,19. “When the angel Gabriel came he said to me, “Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end…for at the appointed time the end shall be.” No one knows the exact date and time. Jesus told us, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only…watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.” Matthew 24:36,42 There are signals that the end is getting closer. “The disciples came to Jesus saying, “When will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? And Jesus replied: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars…nation will rise against na-

tion….there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places...lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold…therefore be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Jesus’ detailed teaching about the End Time signs is recorded in Matthew 24. We can’t stop God’s plan from coming to pass. The Old Testament prophet Habakkuk was told by the Lord, “Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass…they will not be overdue a single day! Wicked men trust themselves alone, and fail; but the righteous man trusts in me, and lives!” Habakkuk 2:3,4 It seems logical then, that we need to make sure we and our loved ones are ready to meet God by receiving the salvation offered through Jesus Christ, God’s Son. This step is so simple many people put it off, thinking they will do it later, or when they ‘need’ God. However, the middle of a disaster is not the best time for rational thinking. It seems wise to take care of this now. With assurance that you and your loved ones are ready to meet God, a lot of anxiety about “the end of the world” disappears immediately. You can talk to our loving Father right now; He’s waiting for you! Is Jesus coming back? Yes. Is He coming soon; in 2012? No one but God the Father knows the exact hour of His return. Now, however, you are ready to wait patiently, not with dread and fear, but with positive hope for His return.

Send us your news Is your church having a Vacation Bible School? Have you revised the time for the summer worship services or office hours? Send “Faith” notices, news and photos to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062; or e-mail

Vacation Bible School Aug. 1 to 5 Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., will hold its children’s Bible school program Monday to Friday, Aug. 1 to 5, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., for children ages 4 to 10. The program consists of a daily Bible story, music, arts and crafts. There is a charge to attend. Registration is limited. Call Jeanne at the parish office, at (860)747-6825, for additional information.

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Upcoming events Upcoming events at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, are: Monday, Sept. 5 — office closed for Labor Day and the office hours return to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 — Sunday school Rally Day 9 a.m. and observance of Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 — Tag sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 — Bible presentation, teacher dedication, 10 a.m.

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Edward Bienas Edward “Bo” J. Bienas, 92, of Plainville, died July 2, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late P a u l i n e (Dawidczyk) Bienas. He was born in New Britain, July 24, 1918, son of the late Paul and Josephine Bienas. He moved to Plainville 30 years ago. He retired from the City of New Britain in 1974 after many years of employment. He attended Sacred Heart Church

and was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 957, New Britain and the St. Joseph Polish Society, Forestville. He is survived by his son, Edward “Bo” Bienas Jr., of Plainville, and daughter, Beverly Sikora, of New Britain; three grandchildren, Kenneth Bienas, Karrie Ann Morris and John Sikora; his great-grandson, Benjamin Urban; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Lucy House, Jennie Litke, Monica Murray and his brother, Peter Bienas. The funeral was held July 7, 2011, at Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the Plainville Food Pantry, 54 S.

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Nick and little Jonathan, whom he adored. Craig had a big love for motorcycles especially off road, even taking some first place wins with NETRA years back. He had a passion for Harley–Davidsons, having several himself. He was a member of the Southington Sportsman Association and will be missed by many. Funeral services were held July 8, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Craig Abendroth Craig Abendroth, 43, of Southington, died July 3, 2011 from injuries sustained in a tragic accident on June 30. Born March 9, 1968, in Meriden, he was the son of Isabella (Muir) Abendroth, of Southington, and the late Richard Abendroth. Besides his mother, he leaves a brother, Wayne Abendroth, of Plainville; a sister, Heather and husband Gary Donahue, of Southington; a sister, Robin and husband Edward Abelin, of Enfield; two little nephews Gary and Camden, of Southington; and a niece, Taylor of Enfield; girlfriend, Tammy Potvin and her sons

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Plainville Briefs

Camp openings for all ages

YMCA Camp Wheeler still has some openings in the summer camp program for children ages 3 to 15. There is a traditional 2 week day camp for children entering grades 1 to 5. For middle school children (entering grades 6 to 8), there is a twoweek travel camp where campers get to experience new and different local places each day. Other offerings include one-week Specialty Camps (Fort Builder, Gymnastics, Girl Power, Soccer, Theater, Skate), a preschool 1/2-day camp for ages 3 to 5 and Counselors in Training for students entering grades 8 to 10. Anyone registering for any remaining camp session will receive a reduced rate. To register or for more information, visit www.wheel- or call the Wheeler YMCA at (860) 7939631. All camps are located at the Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

Groups seek public comment The Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency and the Central Connecticut Economic Development Alliance are seeking public comment for the 2011-16 updates to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Central Connecticut, which includes Berlin, Burlington, Bristol, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth and Southington. A draft of the update can be viewed at m. Printed copies are available on request. CCRPA and CCEDA will hold an informational meeting on August 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM. This event

is open to the public and will take place at 225 N Main St, Ste 304, Bristol, CT 06010. Interested parties may also direct questions and comments to Mr. Timothy Malone by e-mail to, fax to (860) 589-7820, or post to the address above. All comments must be received by Aug. 12, 5 p.m.

Republican caucus There will be a caucus of all enrolled Republican electors of the Town of Plainville on Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., at the Plainville Municipal Center to endorse candidates for municipal office.

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Government Meetings

Thursday, July 21 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, July 25 Aviation Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 Public hearing landfill, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 Republican Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, July 28 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 Citizens and Property Owners Association, Library, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 Bicycle Friendly, Municipal Center, 4 p.m.


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November local elections on Thursday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., in the Plainville Municipal Center Council Chambers. If anyone is interested in running for local election — Town Council, Board of Education, Constable or Library Directors — or has questions can contact Christopher Wazorko, Becky Tyrrell or Cheryl Provost.

Summer program openings Plainville Youth Services still has openings in the following summer programs for middle and high school students: Summer Adventure, a weekly activity or trip meeting each Wednesday morning that includes Winding Trails Adventure Course, mini-golf, Science Center and more; Summer Service and Fun, a weekly community service activity in a local community agency meeting every Tuesday morning; Splash of Art, a weekly art class meeting every Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To register or learn more, visit Plainville Youth Services, 50 Whiting St., or call (860) 793-0221, ext. 261.

Police charge 25 motorists The Plainville Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on July 1, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on July 2 on New Britain Avenue, state Route 372, as part of the state of Connecticut Comprehensive DUI Enforcement Program. The checkpoint required that every motorist who entered the checkpoint area be briefly stopped and interviewed. As a result, one motorist was charged with driving while intoxicated; eight motorists were charged with illegal possession of marijuana 1/2 ounce or less; six motorists were charged with Failure to wear a seatbelt; three motorists were charged with operating under suspension; two motorists were charged with op-

erating without a license; two were charged with operating unregistered motor vehicles; and three were charged with possession of alcohol by minors. During the Fourth of July weekend, police charged three motorists with driving while intoxicated. The Plainville Police pledges to continue its efforts to remove intoxicated drivers from the roadways in an effort to keep our streets safe for all residents while reducing serious and fatal alcoholrelated motor vehicle crashes.

Police Wing Ding

The Plainville Police Association’s annual Wing Ding will be held Saturday, July 23, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Plainville Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, Northwest Drive. Customers can vote for their favorite wings, hottest wings and specialty wings. Participating businesses are J. Timothy’s Taverne, The Firehouse Café, West Main Pizza, Slider’s Sports Bar, The Zen Bar, Capri Restaurant, Applebee’s Restaurant, The Blue Plate Café. Tickets are available at all restaurants and the police station. Children under age 10 are free. Proceeds benefit the Officer Robert M. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship.

Boukus now serves on board

State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus has been named as a new director on the Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board. At the June meeting, several other new directors and representatives were named. Tunxis Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Farmington, supporting the students, programs and projects of Tunxis for 40 years.


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Dean’s List

The following students from Plainville were named to the dean’s lists at their respective colleges for the spring semester of 2011. Western New England, Springfield, Mass. — Daniel S. Rich, a senior majoring in political science, was named to the president’s list, and Taylor R. Perun, a junior majoring in finance, and Austin G. Provost, a sophomore majoring in integrated liberal studies were named to the dean’s list. Tunxis Community College, Farmington — Amy Allard, Cynthia Asiamah, Brian Bentley, Lisa Berube,, Ryan Brachle, Daren Casey, Monica Casey, Nicholas Chmielewski, Krystyna Chmielowiec, Shawn Curtis, Kevin DellaVecchia, Audrey DeLuca, Jamie Doiron, Dana Doughty, Barbara Drumski, Amy Freeman, Isaiah Freeman,

Steven Frick, Mark Funk, Alexandra Gajda, Steven Gonzalez, Brian Grenier, Samir Guiddir, George Hairston, Holli Hathaway, Nosa Ihianle, Theodros Kassahun, Alexander Kazokas, Luther Kilmer, Jessica Konaktchiev, Benjamin Kosswig, Michael Laposky, Meghan Lenois, Alyse Lessard, Justin Levy, Steven Lewis, Lorenzo Maldonado, Sherry Mallon, Marissa Mancini, David Martel II, Brendan Matt, Michelle Matthews, Jason McCormack, Jason McDermott, Zofia Micun, Peter Mikulak, Diane Milo, Alysha Mitchell, Michele Moran, Diana Murphy, Thomas Naples, Jordan Nicastro, Amanda Patterson, Stefanie Perez, Eliza Pezzulo, Johanna Pirog, Bruce Pratte, John Reinwald, Richard Reola, Katie Sisson, Malgorzata Sobieski, Seth Winkleman,

Dive into reading

Photo courtesy of Plainville Community Schools

To encourage all Middle School of Plainville students to read more, Principal Matthew Guarino agreed to allow the top student readers to plunge him in a dunk tank. To fulfill this goal, the middle school students had to read and write a review of a minimum of 1,200 books before June 20. The students achieved and surpassed this goal, collectively reading and reviewing 1,246 books during the school year. The “splash event” occurred on June 20, when 12 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students took their best shots, many with success.


Jamal Wynn, and Holly Zmijewski. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. — Abby Chapman, a sophomore political science major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Avalon C. Guarino, a sophomore community and international development major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Quinnipiac University, Hamden — Noelle Corriveau, school of health sciences, and Melissa Woodhouse. Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic — Michael McCarthy, Eliza Poulos and Christopher Varano. Norwich University, Northfield, Vt. — Victoria Sabel.

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Students at Louis Toffolon Elementary School celebrate Children’s Book Week during May with activities and events, including a visit by children’s book illustrator, Bill Thomson, of Southington, a book exchange, a book character parade, and numerous guest readers. From left are Toffolon students, Matthew Burnes, Ben Gnazzo and Megan Goulet.

Class of 2011 Graduates The following is a list of graduates in the Class of 2011 at various institutes of higher learning. The graduates are from Plainville. University of Connecticut, Storrs: Danielle Voisine Bowen, Vanessa Danuta Bys, Kara Marie D’Onofrio, Holly M. Fontana, Isabelle Martha Gniadek, Peter Thomas Lennon, Kamila Plona, Brittany Marie Reardon, Brie Ann Zadzilko and Jennifer N. Zakrzewski. University of New Haven, West Haven — Jaqulyn Bartomioli who received a bachelor of art in music industry and a bachelor of art in music and sound recording; and Emily Boudewyns received a bachelor of science in dental hygiene. Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I. — Megan Lynn Petit was awarded a bachelor of arts and science degree in secondary education and history from Second Lady Jill Biden was the commencement speaker. Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven — Ralph Asomaning, master of business administration; Maria Concetta Barbagallo, master of science; Zachary Barrett, bachelor of science; Thomas Bouchard, bachelor of arts; Andrew Butler, sixth year diploma; Steven Peters, bachelor of science; and Douglas Wilke, bachelor of science. Saint Joseph College, West Hartford — Katelin Bouchard, bachelor of science, nursing; Stephanie Byrne, bachelor of arts, child study; Tanya Carter, bachelor of science, nursing; Keegan Scelia, master of arts, education. Siena College, Loundonville, N.Y. — Amanda Boland, a degree in accounting.

Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT — Michael Adams, certificate in business administration; Holly Akerberg, associate of science degree in business administration, certificate in business administration; Amy Allard, associate of science degree in general studies; Lenore Barger, certificate in dental assisting; Dana Doughty, associate of science degree in criminal justice; Jamie Emerson, certificate in dental assisting; Kacey Forbotnick, associate of science degree in general studies; Steven Gonzalez, associate of science degree in general studies; Brian Grenier, certificate in accounting; Alexander Kazokas, associate of science degree in criminal justice; Benjamin Kosswig, associate of science degree in criminal justice; Also, Isabel Luna, certificate in business office technology health claims processing; Michelle Matthews, associate of science degree in business office technology, certificate in business office technology: office applications; Alison Mills, certificate in accounting; Diane Milo, associate of science degree in business office technology, certificate in business office technology: office applications, certificate in business office technology: medical transcription; Jessica Nelson, associate of science degree in business administration, certificate in business administration; Lauren Schmidt, associate of science degree in general studies; Barbara Taylor, certificate in early childhood education; Stephen Underwood, certificate in communication; Holly Zmijewski, associate of science degree in visual fine arts: photography opt, certificate in photography.



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Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Democrat caucus — The Plainville Democratic Town Committee will be endorsing candidates for the November local elections on Thursday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., in the Plainville Municipal Center Council Chambers. If anyone is interested in running for local election — Town Council, Board of Education, Constable or Library Directors — or has questions can contact Christopher Wazorko, Becky Tyrrell or Cheryl Provost. Knights of Columbus — The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 3544, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at 55 Whiting St. Information: call Malcolm Soucie, at (860) 747-4039.

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Science sleuths — Friday Science Sleuths for girls in grades 3 to 6 will be held Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Registration is required: call the children’s department at (860) 793-1450. July 22: It’s Electric, presented by the Science Center of Hartford.



Historic center open — The Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The summer exhibit is “Two Men and a Dream.” Information: (860) 747-6577. Nature park cleanup — The Tomasso Nature Park will be open Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for volunteers to come and help beautify the park. Stop by with gloves and clipping equipment, and bottled water. Questions? Call Sue Holcomb at (860) 747-8996. Police Wing Ding — The Plainville Police Association’s annual Wing Ding will be held Saturday, July 23, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Plainville Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, Northwest Drive. Patrons can vote for the favorite wings, hottest wings, and specialty wings. Participating businesses are J. Timothy’s Restaurant, The Firehouse Café, West Main Pizza, Slider’s Sports Bar, The Zen Bar, Capri Restaurant, Applebee’s Restaurant, The Blue Plate Café. Tickets are available at all restaurants and the police station; children younger than 10 are free. Proceeds benefit the Officer Robert M. Holcomb

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Around the World — On Mondays at 1 p.m. the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will host Around the World with Tim. Each week will feature a different country or area of the world; for children in grades 3 to 6. Information: call the library at (860) 793-1450. Republican caucus — There will be a caucus of all enrolled Republican electors of the Town of Plainville on Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., at the Plainville Municipal Center to endorse candidates for municipal office. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon, at (860) 7934113.

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Ancient Free & Accepted Masons — FrederickFranklin Lodge No. 14, A.F. & A. M., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except July and August, at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. For information, call (860) 410-9112 or visit the lodge Web site at Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 Women’s Auxiliary holds open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Norton concerts — The Friends of Norton Park

Concerts will be sponsoring a series of outdoor concerts. These concerts will be held at Norton Park at 6:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: July 26: Old Tyme Fiddlers. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School Band room. Information: call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.



Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is now served at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m., on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Historic center open — The Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open from noon to 2:30 p.m. on

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Science sleuths — Friday Science Sleuths for girls in grades 3 to 6 will be held Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Registration is required: call the children’s department at (860) 793-1450. July 29: Bugs, presented by Mad Science.

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Artwork on display

Artwork by student artists in the Plainville Senior Center’s Drawing and Painting Class is on display at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, through the summer. Featured artists are Jack Grabowski, Trudy Kijanka, Sue Holcomb, Soll Levine, Walter Reckert, Theresa Miller, Ellen Couture, Rita Rival, Joyce Cannon and Diane Misko.

AARP Chapter 4146

AARP Chapter 4146 is offering the following trips: Sunday, Aug. 14 — Saratoga Race Track, leaves Our Lady of Mercy Church parking lot, 19 S. Canal St., 8 a.m. and returns 10 p.m. Oct. 9 to 13 — Las Vegas trip. For information, contact Helen Marinelli, tour director, at (860) 747-3723.

Senior center programs

Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., must be 60 or older and be a resident of

Plainville, or be a member of the senior citizens center, unless noted. All programs will be held at the senior citizens center, unless noted. For more information or to register for programs, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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Coffee with a social worker Coffee with a social worker will be held Monday, July 25, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Plainville Senior Center. If anyone has questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, housing options, where to find Alzheimer’s help in the community, caregiving, homecare, etc. just stop by Stephanie’s office. This program is for Plainville residents only.

Free groceries from Foodshare Foodshare delivers free food to low income individuals at the Plainville Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Community Room on Mondays, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Groceries are distributed every other Monday. The next distribution will be 1208867

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Artworks by members of the Plainville Senior Center will continue to be on display at the Plainville Municipal Center. Donald Liljedahl painted the cardinal in the snow. The artists took classes with Pat Mattola. Monday, July 25. This program is available to Plainville residents who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled under the Social Security Act. People who are participating in the program for the first time must bring proof of age and residency. For more information, call the housing authority at (860) 747-5909.

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Health and Wellness Briefs Upcoming blood drives American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Thursday, July 21, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., American Legion hall, 66 Main St., Southington Saturday, July 23, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m., American Red Cross Blood Services, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington Friday, July 29, 1 to 6:30 p.m., The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington Wednesday, July 27, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Services, 209

Farmington Ave., Farmington Saturday, July 30, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m., American Red Cross Blood Services, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit .

Pet therapy training Touchpoints at Farmington and Tails of Joy are offering Pet Therapy Training Classes at 20 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, on Saturdays for eight weeks, 11 a.m.

to noon, Sept. 10 through Nov. 5. There will be no class on Oct. 8. There is a charge to attend and full scholarships are offered. These classes are designed for the person with a dog who would like to provide meaningful pet therapy visits to residents of Touchpoints at Farmington or to residents of local assisted living facilities. For more information or to register by Sept. 6, contact David Santoro, at (860)6777707, ext. 14.

Walk with a Doc The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s next Walk

Motorcycle ride revs up to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis Society that a cure has been found.” The ride traverses a 50mile route through Connecticut’s breathtaking countryside and quaint back roads. Highlights include a down home barbeque and finish line activities with live music, vendors, drawings for prizes and much more. There is a charge to participate for bikers and passengers. Registration fees include the finish line cookout by Outback Steakhouse. There is a fee for those who

would like to attend the cookout. Event day registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The ride kick starts from Outback Steakhouse at 11 a.m. Other partners include Connecticut Cruise News, Haymond Law, Hot Leathers and Country 92.5 FM. Registration is available online at www.ctfightsMS. org. For more information, email Kevin Gallagher at or call (860) 913-2550, ext. 235.

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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter is revvin’ up to host its 11th annual benefit motorcycle ride Sunday, July 24. Last year hundreds of bikers saddled up, uniting tires to pavement and hearts to a worthy cause. West Hartford’s NBC Connecticut has been named title sponsor with Outback Steakhouse of Southington signing on as presenting sponsor. The 2011 NBC Connecticut MS Motorcycle Ride, presented by Outback Steakhouse, will feature boot scootin’ festivities and lunch by the restaurant. The 50-mile ride will start and finish at Outback Steakhouse, 817 Queen St., in Southington. “NBC Connecticut is proud to partner with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for this inspirational event,” said David Doebler, NBC Connecticut president and general manager. “The NBC Connecticut MS Motorcycle Ride provides much needed support to the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. We are committed to the cause and look forward to the day we can report

with a Doc will be held 9 a.m., Saturday, July 30 at Farmington Canal Linear Park in Cheshire, where Dr. Maud Ward, internist, and Dr. Henry Ward, cardiologist, will discuss controlling high blood pressure; and Aug. 13 at Rockwell Park in Bristol, where Dr. Mary Windels, vascular surgeon, will talk about circulation problems and leg health. To register or for more information, visit www.thocc .org/walk-with-a-doc or call (877) 914-WALK.

be eligible to give blood. Bring a Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when coming to donate. Eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit to find a blood drive and to make an appointment.

Hospice volunteering

Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden, is seeking hospice volunteers for its end-of-life care program. Classes are being organized now for the fall. Anyone interested in being a hospice volunteer, call Gretchen Rossi at (203) 2381441.

Church offers free screenings

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 97 Broad St., in Plainville, offers free health screenings for the public each month. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-5867.


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Kelsey Matthews, of Plainville, proudly shows the ribbon she won for 11th place for floor exercise at the regional championship after she competed with the Southington-Cheshire YMCA gymnastics team in Maine. It was Kelsey’s first trip to the regionals. She will be a fifth-grader at Linden Street School in the fall.

Adopt-A-Child Program needs donors

The first day of school can be a tough time for needy children whose parents cannot afford a nice outfit and/or appropriate school supplies. A child’s self-image has a dramatic effect on performance in the classroom and the lack of a positive self-image can create lasting consequences. United Way of West Central Connecticut believes that the first day of school is an important event in a child’s life that is often overlooked. Thus, they began the Adopt–A–Child Back To School Program in 1999, helping 30 children. More than 400 children were served last year alone. This year, the number of children signed up is 425. United Way is recruiting donors for their program this year. If an individual or business wants to help a child in need, call Beverly at United Way, (860) 582-9559. Donors will be asked to provide a first day of school outfit for a child, along with a backpack filled with school supplies. United Way will provide a child’s first name, sex, clothing sizes, and favorite colors to help in purchasing the gift. Donations can be dropped off to United Way, 200 Main St., Bristol, on Aug. 3 or 4.


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Koutouvides gives back with free clinic By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

A couple years back, when it appeared the Plainville High School football program was on the verge of folding, Niko Koutouvides did some soul searching. The former PHS football star, who went on to play at Purdue University and is now in the NFL, felt he hadn’t done enough for his high school, or his town. “Maybe with age came wisdom,” said Koutouvides, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “As I started to get older, I started looking back at my career. I decided ‘what have I ever given back to where I came from and where it all started?’” “I needed to do something,” the 30-year-old said. Koutouvides settled on holding a free one-day clinic for youth football players in town each summer. The first official clinic was held Saturday, under sunny skies, at PHS’s Alumni Field. Dozens of local players were put through a battery of drills that morning, and then competed in a relay race, with new cleats going to the winning team. A question and answer session with the clinic’s namesake capped the two-hour event. PHS football coach Chris Farrell and several of his players helped out at the clinic. “It’s a great asset having

Citizen photos by Nick Carroll

Young Plainville football players converged on Plainville High School’s Alumni Field Saturday morning for a clinic overseen by former PHS star and current NFL player Niko Koutouvides, pictured bottom left. Niko in the community,” Farrell said. “It’s an amazing thing to see these kids look at him and light up.” Plainville Colts President Shawn Griffin echoed that sentiment. “We’re pretty fortunate,” he said. “What bet-

ter guy to teach the proper techniques to a young kid than a linebacker from the NFL.” Clinic-goer Ben Root’s first impression of the 6-foot2, 238-pound Koutouvides? “I thought he was tall,” he said.

Root hopes to follow in Koutouvides’ footsteps and make it to the NFL, but he knows it won’t be an easy road. “I have to work really hard at it.” Robert Cartier had the chance to speak with

Koutouvides between drills. “I’ve never seen a real NFL player in person,” the youngster said. Another clinic attendee, Christian Collin, was excited

See Clinic, page 23

Post 33 manager shoulders blame for sub-.500 season By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Plainville Post 33’s state tournament appearance streak was snapped this summer, and first-year manager Jim Tufts accepts the blame. Tufts took the reins of the local American Legion program from Lou Mandeville, who navigated Plainville to the state tournament

each year from 2006 to 2010. “Lou set a precedent, and I feel I didn’t hold up my end of the bargain,” said Tufts. “We’re a baseball town, and we’re expected to win. When you don’t win, someone needs to be held accountable. And I guess that’s me.” Post 33 ended the year with a mark of 11-13 in Zone 7. A team must win more than half its zone games to qualify for the state tournament. Heading into the final week of the regular season, the locals were still

in the hunt for a tournament berth, but stumbled. Ultimately, a 5-1 loss to Wethersfield last week dashed Plainville’s tournament hopes. That was followed by a 5-2 defeat to RCP. Post 33 capped its 2011 campaign Sunday with a 12-8 loss to New Britain. After the Wethersfield game, with the state tournament out of reach, Tufts was pleased to see his troops continue to battle. “They came to play, knowing we were out of it,” he

said. Before adjourning for the off-season, Tufts talked to his guys about the future of the program. Age-wise, next summer, eight team members are able to return for one more Legion season. But Tufts made it clear that they should only come back if they’re serious about the game. The leadership and motivation “needs to be different,” he said. “If they’re not coming back to play, we’re not going to take them.”


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011

Junior coach praises team’s resilience By Sam Dostaler Special to The Citizen

The Plainville Post 33 Junior American Legion team fell short of its goal of qualifying for the state tournament. The locals compiled a 9-11 record, which left them two wins shy of the 11 needed to earn a spot in the postseason. Plainville headed into the summer as the defending Zone 7 champions, and had hopes of repeating. But in baseball — as in life — things don’t always go as planned. Post 33 managed just four wins in its first 13 games before getting on track. “When things weren’t going that well we sat down and

had a team meeting,” Plainville coach Tim DeJohn said. “In the meeting we talked about some aspects of the game that we weren’t doing that well. After that meeting the kids responded, and the coaches and players jelled a little bit better, and we started playing better baseball. I think that really set the tone for the last couple weeks.” A main reason for Post 33’s improved play during the final weeks of the season was the team’s increased intensity. Also, as the weeks rolled on, Plainville players improved their game management. And with that came wins. “This season did not go exactly how I envisioned it,” DeJohn conceded. “But the kids improved each game

and I couldn’t have asked for a better effort from both my players and coaches. And if we had a couple breaks go our way things could have turned out a little bit different this season.” Post 33 came into the final week of the season — a fourgame stretch — needing to run the table. However, in Game 1, the locals lost to RCP in eight innings and were officially eliminated from postseason contention. Against RCP, Plainville jumped out to 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Dean DeMartinis singled to lead off the inning and was driven in on a Shane Pugliese double. The locals maintained the lead until the sixth when RCP leveled the score at 1-1. That tally held up until, with

two outs in the top of the eighth, RCP singled home two runs. Their tournament hopes were vanquished, but that didn’t mean Post 33 players were going to throw in the towel for their final three games. Instead, they came out and played some of their best baseball of the season. Last Thursday, Post 33 defeated West Hartford, 4-1. The victors got a solid pitching performance from Gabe Santana, who went the distance, and their offense provided more than enough punch. Cody Charneski, Brian Dostaler and Santana had

RBI hits. On the final day of the season, Plainville split a doubleheader with Newington. Post 33 won the first game, 11-1, but dropped the second one, 8-7. In the opener with Newington, Plainville got a solid pitching performance from Dostaler, who tossed a complete game. Post 33’s consistent offensive attack was powered by Charneski (3 doubles). In Game 2, Plainville had a little fun. The locals mixed up their lineup, putting kids at unfamiliar positions in their season finale.

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The 2011 Bears are Plainville Little League AAA Division champions. The Bears are pictured, front row, from left: John Siani, Christian Collin, Christian Zamudio, Wyatt LaCombe and Raymond Moskus. Center row: J.T. Gravel, Spencer Moquette, Logan Caswell, R.J. Miller and Jonathan Cappellino. Back row: Manager Keith LaCombe, Coaches Rob Miller and Keith Collin. Missing from photo: Fabian Oz and Coaches Brian Zamudio and Rob Jusino.


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Citizen photos by Nick Carroll

Left: The scene at the starting line just moments before the GE/Petit race. Right: Farmington’s Jon Krell won the 5K in a time of 15:38.

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pointed out. Others said they too felt compelled to be part of the GE/Petit race, including Tony Romano, of Plainville.

Romano’s not a “runner,” he said, but he laces up his sneakers each July. “I just feel it’s something I should do for Dr. Petit, just to help him out, support him, and show him that we’re here for him and never forget,” Romano said. Emma Saunders, of Killingworth, used the

GE/Petit race as a stepping stone to a bigger challenge; she plans to compete in the 2011 Hartford HalfMarathon. However, training was not the only reason Saunders made the trip to Plainville last weekend. “It’s a great foundation and tons of people came out,” she said. “It’s getting

bigger and bigger every year. I’ll come back next year.” Plainville High School football player Brett Lech served as a volunteer at the road race. His main task was handing out waters and “just helping people.” Lech pointed out that he didn’t mind getting up early to lend a hand. “It’s for a real-

ly good cause,” he said. Farmington’s Jon Krell won the GE/Petit race in a time of 15:38. Emily D’Addario, also of Farmington, was the first female across the finish line. She finished 34th overall with a time of 19:04. For complete race results, visit


to see what kind of football knowledge Koutouvides had accumulated “and what he could teach me.” The fact that Plainville kids have a NFL player to learn from was not lost on clinic-goer Frankie Griffin. “It makes you feel pretty lucky,” he said. Koutouvides hopes the young players learned some important lessons Saturday morning, including how to stay safe on the field, the importance of teamwork, and the power of perseverance. “As much as they went through the drills and as tired as they thought they were, there’s really more left in the tank,” he said.

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Terry H. Falkner

Terry H. Falkner, 75, died July 5, 2011, at Bristol Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia (Woods) Falkner. He was born in Bristol on July 8, 1935, a son of the late Bernard and Lillian (Thomas) Falkner and had lived in the area for most of his life. He was a former

member of the National Guard Reserves and was retired as a truck driver having worked for Schwarmann Construction and Balf Construction companies. He was a member for more than 50 years of the Frederick Franklin Lodge 14, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Plainville, and was also a member of the American

Truck Historical Society. Besides his wife, of Southington, he leaves a sister, Gail Beale, of Canton, and a brother, Keith Falkner, of Terryville, as well as several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held July 8 at O’Brien Funeral Home, Forestville. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Beatrice Pylkowski


Beatrice Pylkowski, 86, of P l a i nv i l l e, died July 9, 2011. She was the wife of the late Stanley Pylkowski. She was born on March 31, 1925, in Collinsville, to the late Leonard and Anna (Parent) Bouchard. A longtime Plainville resident, she retired from Fafnir Bearing after many years. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church and the Guild of Our Ladies, where she was a past president. She spent her time volunteering at the Plainville Community Food Pantry, crocheting and traveling with her family. Family meant the world to her and she will forever live in their hearts. She leaves her two loving children Richard Pylkowski and his wife, Leann, of Farmington, and Diane Thompson and her husband, Jerry, of Farmington; four grandchildren Jaime and Scott Smith; Michael Pylkowski, Scott Thompson; and Christopher and Jennifer Thompson; and a greatgrandson Cooper Thompson. She also leaves her two brothers Omer Bouchard and his wife, Laverne; Peter Bouchard and his wife, Jean; a sister-in-law, Marion Bouchard; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Eva Glanovsky; Winnie Dupery; and Clifford, Raymond and Willie Bouchard. A celebration of her life

was held July 13, 2011, with a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Internment followed in St. Joseph Cemetery. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guild of Our Ladies, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville, CT 06062.

Gertruda Kowalczyk Gertruda (Prejs) Kowalczyk, 84, died July 6, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was born in Poland and had lived in New Britain for more than 50 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and retired from Atlantic Machine Co. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and loved gardening and cooking special meals for her family. Her greatest joy was taking care of her family. She was the widow of Stanislaw Kowalczyk and is survived by her devoted children, four sons and two daughters with their families, Irene and Jozef Gorski, of Plainville; John Kowalczyk, of New Britain; Joseph and Albina Kowalczyk, of Kensington; Richard and Mary-Beth Kowalczyk, of Topsham, Maine; George Kowalczyk, of New Britain; and Teresa and Terry Glazier, of East Haddam. She leaves 11 beloved grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Chester Gorski and Dorothy Chippo; Coleen Kusmierski; Michael Kowalczyk; JoAnne Libano; Kerry, Kaylee and Keith Kowalczyk; Elizabeth Corey; Joshua Lonero and Kayla Parent. She also leaves three beloved great-grandchildren, Halie, Alex and Avery. She is also survived by two sisters, Regina Walas, of Plainville, and Maria Celi, of Poland, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 11, 2011 at Sagarino Funeral Home, New Britain,

and Sacred Heart Church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Sagarino Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Robert E. Kalisz

Robert E. Kalisz, 55, of P l a i nv i l l e, died July 5, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born July 4, 1956, in Farmington, and was a son of the late John J. and Margaret Rose (Rutz) Kalisz. He was raised in Farmington where he graduated from Farmington High School in 1975, formerly lived in Bristol, and had lived in Plainville for the past three years. A master cabinet maker, he was a hard worker and took pride in fixing things and helping people. He enjoyed taking pictures of his grandchildren and, more recently, took up gardening. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Lisa Kalisz, of Torrington, and Michael and Kelly Kalisz, of Bristol; two daughters, Jennifer Kalisz, of New Britain, and Corinna Kalisz, of Bristol; a brother, John W. Kalisz, of Florida; two sisters, Rebecca Berarducci and Linda Pleva, of Plainville; his four beloved grandchildren, Trevor, Olivia, Kainan and Corinna Kalisz; several nieces and nephews; his exwife to whom he remained close, Lisa Sanada-Kalisz of Plainville; and his wingman, Jack Vannostrand. He was predeceased by his brothers, Paul Francis and Charles Michael, and his sister, Kathryn Lee (Kalisz) Donovan. Funeral services were held July 9, 2011, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol. Burial was be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, or at

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Mekaela Fithian-Giantonio and Jacob Masco, of Plainville Middle School, receive congratulations from Principal Matthew Guarino, center, after receiving the distinction of being named Scholar-Leader by the Connecticut Association of Schools at a statewide awards banquet on June 7.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT At its July 12, 2011, regular meeting, the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decisions: APPROVED a special exception and site plan modification for Gems Sensors, Inc. to construct a 100 car parking lot for property located at 1 Cowles Road. APPROVED a special exception and site plan application for North Mountain Land, LLC to construct a Medical Office Building and associated parking for property located at 0 Loon Lake Road, (M-L-B 33-A01). APPROVED a subdivision for North Mountain Land, LLC to subdivide property into 2 building lots and a proposed road right-of-way for property located at 505 New Britain Avenue. APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS a site plan application for Oak Land Developers, LLC to construct 2 buildings with 1st floor retail/office space and 2nd floor residential dwellings for property located at 203 East Street. APPROVED a site plan modification for Two Cousins, LLC to rebuild a fire damaged structure on an existing foundation, reconfigure parking and eliminate the outdoor dining area for property located at 383 Farmington Avenue. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 13th day of July 2011

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9-2011 Ordinance Regarding Recovering Administration Costs Of Reporting of Motor Vehicle Tax Delinquencies BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Plainville, in meeting duly assembled that pursuant to the Charter of the Town of Plainville and the provisions of Title 7 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the following Ordinance is adopted: 1. Sec. 14-33 of the Connecticut General Statutes provides that if any property tax or any installment thereof, laid by the Town upon a registered motor vehicle or snowmobile remains unpaid, the Revenue Collector shall notify the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of such delinquency on a form prescribed and furnished by the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall not issue registration for such motor vehicle or snowmobile for the next registration period until a receipt evidencing the payment of such tax, or Certificate of Abatement or other satisfactory evidence that the tax obligation has been legally discharged has been presented to the commissioner.

Cadillac CTS 2008 Only 16,000 miles. Stock# 5603A $32,900

(203) 235-1686 C H E V R OL E T P R I Z M 2 0 01 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

2. The reporting of motor vehicle or snowmobile tax delinquency to the Commissioner and, thereafter, reporting payment on the account to the Commissioner pursuant to Sec. 14-33 of the Connecticut General Statutes involves staff time, equipment use, and other incidental expenses. The administration of Sec. 14-33 of the Connecticut General Statutes has a cost to the Town reasonably determined to be Five ($5.00) Dollars for each such delinquency. 3. Sec. 12-166 of the Connecticut General Statues authorizes the Revenue Collector to include with the property tax and each installment and part thereof due to the Town, such tax as may have been increased by interest, penalties, fees, and charges of collection. 4. The fee as set forth in Section 1 above is a cost of collection pursuant to Sec. 12-166 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

CADILLAC DTS 2006 Northstar Engine New brakes, tires. Excellent cond! $10,995 Call 203-237-1397 or 203-886-9987

Chrysler Sebring 2009 Touring, Convertible, Automatic. #9410P $16,999 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

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5. The Revenue Collector shall collect from each taxpayer whose motor vehicle or snowmobile tax was delinquent and reported to the Commissioner pursuant to Sec. 14-33 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the delinquent tax, all interest, penalties, fees and charges thereon including the administration fee of Five ($5.00) Dollars for such reporting to the Commissioner. 6. This Ordinance shall take effect after passage and thirty (30) days after publication. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut, this 21st day of July, 2011 Carol A. Skultety, Town Clerk & Clerk of the Town Council

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EL Camino 1985 $4,000. 1994 30’ Fleetwood Southwind Motor Home-$12,500. 36’ Dutchman Travel Trailer, slide out. $2000. 1990 Fiber King Bomer Bass Boat, 16’, 115 HP $3500. Hot tub, 2 yrs old. Powerwasher, 3500 psi, 7 HP Honda engine $450. 203-376-3036 or 203-634-0627

CORVETTE 1986 Convertible black on black, 44K miles, $9,800.00 Call 860-637-4126 or 860-919-4431

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Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

R/T, Wagon, Automatic, 4 Cyl. #10395A $14,988 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

(203) 235-1667 HYUNDAI Elantra GLS 2005

DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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


Always a sale in Marketplace

One Owner, Immaculate condition. PW, PDL, CC. 5 Speed. Stock# 11779B $8,990

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.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011 AUTOMOBILES



JUNK VEHICLES WANTED Big or Small - We Haul It All. Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Farm Equipment, Scrap Metal. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

H Y U N D A I S O N A T A 2 00 1 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


DODGE Ram 2011 1500, 5.7 liter V8, 20 inch tires, 6 foot bed, regular cab, hunter green. $35,000. Call 203-949-9474

HARLEY SPRINGER SOFT TAIL 1994 Excellent!! Must see! Many extras. 203-915-9856

Volkswagen Passat 2008


4 Door. Automatic. Stock# 5605B $18,995

4 Door, Automatic $28,491 Stock# C7135 (203) 237-5561

(203) 235-1686 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 2001 Auto, Fully Loaded. PW, PDL, Cruise, Alloys, Premium Stereo. Stock# 11963A $7,990

DODGE Ram B350 Extended Cab 1994 - 165,000miles. Very Good Condition. Asking $1200. Call Gregg 203-318-4288.




JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo 2001 116k miles, Excellent condition. Fully automatic. 6 cylinder. 4.0 Liter engine. 4 WD. Newer tires & battery. $6600 or best offer. (203) 415-6214


Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Like New. Stock #5605B $12,995

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AUTOMOBILES WANTED BUYING JUNK VEHICLES Cars, trucks, motorcycles Paying Cash! Free pickup 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

Chevrolet Silverado 2008

HYUNDAI Sonata 2003 V6, Automatic. AC, AM/FM/CD. One Owner, PW, PDL, Cruise. Stock# P3891A $5,995

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PLYMOUTH NEON 2001 $2,788 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

1500 LT w/1LT 4 WD, Ext Cab $24,994 Stock# C7077 (203) 237-5561

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Free Towing! VOLKSWAGEN Passat 2006 2.0T Silver, charcoal leather int, loaded, exc. MPG, new tires, Nice Condition. 70,805 miles. $11,400 Or best offer. Sean 203-645-0405

M e r c u r y G r a n d M a r q u i s 2 00 3 LS Premium, 4 Door Sedan $6,692 Stock# C7110 (203) 237-5561

PONTIAC GRAND AM 2001 $3,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

VOLKSWAGEN Passat GLS 2005 1.8T, Leather, Moonroof, AT, Monsoon Sound System, Alloys. Stock# 111003A $9,990

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

Cars Starting At $199 Down 24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

YAMAHA FJR 1300 2005 65K miles Many extras! Exc cond! $6,000 Call 860-471-0475

DODGE CHARGER 2008 Chrysler Town & Country LX 2008 Mini Van, Automatic, 6 Cyl #11400B $14,988 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

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HYOSUNG MOPED 2000 Moped. Single. Yellow. Helmet. Adult driven. 2660 Garage kept. $1150 BILL@860-597-2491 OR

SXT, Automatic #11361A $17,588 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.


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CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

TOYOTA CAMRY 1998-00 body kit, primed $250. Factory bumpers, front & back $150. Bumper bra $75. Chevy Tire rimes, 6 lugs, P235/750R15, 4 tires, $200. 203-530-5293

CAMPER & TRAILERS 12’ Lightweight 1971 camp trailer, newly remodeled bathroom, heater, cook top, lots of storage. $500 or best offer. Call (203) 949-9976


Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2003 2 Door Convertible AT, AC, Custom Alloys, PW, PDL, PM. 4 cyl. Good gas mileage. Stock# 12-009A $7,990

Toyota Camry LE 1997 Automatic, 4 Cylinder $4,692 Stock# C7114 (203) 237-5561

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

Toyota Sienna LE 2004

Jeep Commander 2006

5 Door, 7 Passenger $11,991 Stock# C7126A (203) 237-5561

Limited, GPS, Navi, Sunroof, 4x4. #11224B $18,988 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

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Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

14FT alum Starcraft boat w/cox e-z load trailer, 6HP Johnson motor, (2) elec. motors 17lbs & 54lbs thrust, all accessories. $2,500 firm. 203-269-3701

2003 Key West 17 Ft Center Console. 50 HP, Four Stroke Yamaha. All Electronics Plus Roll On Trailer. $9900.00. (203) 235-7641


Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen FURNITURE & APPLIANCES BABY crib-full size, maple comes w/mattress. Good cond! $50. Call 203-238-2460 BEAT THE HEAT! 2 Air Conditioners for sale ~ Great working order. Kenmore AC 10,000 BUT $100. Frigidare 8,000 BTU used once! $80.00. Call 203237-2949 leave message

JET SKI: 1999 Seadoo GSX Limited red and black 951CC. Comes complete with new Karavan trailer. $3200 obo. Call (203) 7156489 leave message.

PETS & LIVESTOCK ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience classes starting July 11 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-2722743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.

BLACK metal Futon with mattress. Good condition, $50. Entertainment center 48' wide, fits 36" TV. $35. Call (203) 2653877 after 5 PM. COFFEE Table, oak, $40. Bureau, wood, has 4 drawers. $50. Both excellent condition. Call (203) 237-6807 MOVING - Must Sell! Green Loveseat/Sleeper $125. Antique Oak Dresser w/Mirror $75. Walnut Wardrobe Chest $65. Call (203) 440-1542 SLEEP NUMBER BED- Twin Long. Like new. Head and foot elevation and massage with remotes. Two sheet sets and mattress pads included. Asking $1500. (203) 235-0604 THREE PIECE Antique white wicker furniture set: rocking chair, sofa and chair. Excellent condition. $200. For information, call (203) 238-2460 after 3:30 p.m.

BOUNCING PONY FARM A Safe Learning Experience. Lessons /Summer Fun Program call: Deb @ 203.927.6189 BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Boston Terrier, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Shih-Tzu, Buggle, Cane Corso, Blue Pit, Poodle mixes, Bull Mastiff, Yorkie-Poo. $350+. 860-930-4001 FOR SALE 1 male Yorkie, 1 1/2yr old, neutered, $300. 1 female Mini-Schnauzer, spayed w/papers, $800. 1 male Shih-Tzu 6yrs old, neutered, $400. Can’t keep. 203-639-1162 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593

TV CABINET - $15. VCR, RCA, $12. Both excellent condition. Call (203) 237-6807

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AVON Spend $30 Get a $5 item FREE of yourchoice I.S.R. Sue Demkowych 203-520-7442

DELTA Bassinet, neutral colors, like new, $40 and Alpha Omega car seat with 5 point harness, $40. Contact 203-238-1701 after 5pm weekdays for more information.

JET DRUM SANDER LAWN & GARDEN 48” Walk behind commercial lawn mower. 20 HP Kohler w/Sulky attachment. All hydraulic. Used as riding mower. Private use only. $3500. Call (203) 634-1760 JOHN DEERE lawn tractor Model LX255 15HP w/42in mower deck, 42in snowblower. Suitcase weight, chains. Well maintained. This is not a Home Depot Model. Exc Cond! $1,600 Call 860-839-3138


JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460


Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460 MOVING SALE! Pool table, regulation size, $1000 firm; Budweiser pool table light, $500 firm. 3 pc entertainment center, Brazilian wood, orig, $1500; asking $475/bo. Call 203-213-0873 USED ladders & planks, stabilizers & ladder jacks. Call 203-440-9221

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 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

WANTED TO BUY 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108

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

203-235-8431 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 WANTED Antiques & Old Stuff Looking for old tools, toys, glassware, anything. 1 item or entire estate. Highest prices paid. Dave 860-463-4359

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


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


HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, 2nd fl, new carpeting, W. Side, prvt backyard, +2 attic rms, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $910/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 1BR, Sunny, updated. Broad St. 3rd flr. Master BR w/walk-in closet, storage & parking. $650/mo. + utils. Robert 203639-9238 MERIDEN - 3BR, 2nd flr, LR, Kitchen. Includes heat. $950. For more information, call (203) 3798344 or (203) 589-4016 MERIDEN - Newly updated 3BR loft apt. Avail. Aug. 1. Hdwd & tile throughout. SS appls & granite counters. With garage. $1100. Call (203) 676-7512 MERIDEN - Spacious 5 rm, 2bedrm, 2nd floor, stove, ref. w/d hookup, front porch, lrg. yard. Clean, nice area. $825/ mo. 860-690-5555

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

HOUSES FOR RENT KENSINGTON. 131 Main St, 5 rm 2 BR Ranch, lge kit w/dining area, lge LR w/fp, 2 car gar, very priv, $1300. 860-306-0147 MERIDEN 3BR, 2 bath. Built 2006. Cath ceiling, Cental air, 2 car garage. Credit check & sec required $1800/mo. 1 yr lease 203-376-3084 MIDDLEFIELD - Quiet 1BR w/appls, w/d, AC, hdwd flrs, well kept, efficient heat, lake, $925 + utils & sec. Call (860) 349-8530


MERIDEN Sterling Village 2BR. PETS OK. Avail now! $1275+ utils & dep. Call Carmine @ 203-273-7630 MERIDEN. Completely redone 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse with garage, $1100 monthly. Sec & ref. Call Ray Valenti, 203-2381977. ReMax Professionals. WALLINGFORD - Judd Square 2 BR, 1st flr, C/A, clean. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC (203) 949-1904 WALLINGFORD Elm Garden 2 bedroom condo clean. $920/month. No pets. Ready to go. Call 203-804-0169


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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2BR. 53 Washington St. 3rd Fl. New carpet, paint. $725/month + 2 mos sec. Call 203-494-2147

MERIDEN 2BR. Free Heat. Off Street Parking, On Site Laundry. Good Condition. Please Call VINNY 203-283-3943 $825/mo. MERIDEN 2BR., 1 bath. 3rd fl. W/D hook. Off ST. parking Lge kitchen Newly remodeled $775/mo + Security No Pets Call Nat 203-671-2672

MERIDEN 3BR, Spacious 1st flr apt. 1 bath, W/D hookup. Hdwd flrs/carpet. 6 Prescott St. Off St. Parking. Section 8 approved. $1100/mo + sec. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 3BR. Washer/dryer hookup. Off-street parking. 92 Twiss St $1,000/mo 203-430-5083 MERIDEN Lrg 2BR 2nd Flr HW flrs. No pets. Sec. sys, prvt Offst-park. Huge closet space $875/mo + sec. Must be seen. MHA Apprd. Call 203-537-1730 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $675 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Well maintained 3 BR apt. Stove & refrigerator. Off st parking. 1 mo sec. $975. Call (203) 284-0583 MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, off st. parking. Quiet house. No pets. $850. 60 Pleasant St. 203-6686066. MERIDEN-1BR, W/W carpet, appls, off-st-parking. Heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec & refs req’d. $760/mo. Avail immediately. Call 203-238-7133 MERIDEN-2 BR, 1st fl apt for rent. Very quiet area located near park. Fully remodeled apt w/washer & dryer incld. $1000/ mo. Contact 203-631-6875 MERIDEN-5Rm apt avail 2nd flr, 100 Paddock Ave. Lrg Rms offst-parking. Heat & HW incld. $1100/mo+sec. 203-269-4156 or 203-430-1623 MERIDEN-Completely Remodeled 4BR, 2nd & 3rd flr - $1100 1st Fl also avail. 2BR-$700. New appls, WD hkup, off st parking. Owner/Agent 203-996-1719 MERIDEN. 1 BR apt, downtown on bus line, $500/mo, utils not included. Sec & ref. No pets. 203-982-3042. MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/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. inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $630/mo. Call CPI 860225-1570 x1

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Center of town. Off st. parking. No pets. $875 incl. utils. 203-2652856 or 203-915-9919 WALLINGFORD - Historic district. 2nd flr. 3 rooms. Off st. parking. No smoking, no pets. $850 incl. heat. Call 203-4887163 WALLINGFORD 1 BR. Hot water included. $750. Call (203) 376-2160 or 203-213-6175. WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse End unit. Beautiful yard. Quiet street. WD hookup. 2 car off st parking. No pets. $1025/ mo plus security. 203-626-2320 WALLINGFORD 2BR Townhouse, very neat & very clean. 1 1/2BA, Off st park. Appls, laundry hkups. No pets/smok. 1mo sec. 1 yr lease. $1100. 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2 or 3BR, newly remodeled kit. & bath, hdwd flrs, off-st-parking, W/D hkup in bsmt. No pets/smoking. 203-269-5733 WALLINGFORD-3rd flr, 2BR, near library. No smoking/pets. Sec dep. Refs req’d. $800/mo+utils. 203-269-1426 WALLINGFORD-Large 2BR, 3rd flr, North Whittlesey Ave. No pets. $850/mo. Call 203-3170186


Anvil Place Apts.



55+ Only 3 Apts Left! City Living at its Best! New Britain's Newest Community for Active Adults over 55! 55 West Main Street New Britain, CT


WALLINGFORD. So Colony St. 3 BR, 2nd floor, washer/ dryer hookup, Appls, deck, porch, driveway. $1000 + utilities. 1st mo/1 mo sec 203-843-5264 WLFD Furnished Apt 1BR, heat, HW, cable TV, Internet. Prvt deck. Washer/Dryer. 2TVs No pets/smoking. Prvt parking. $975/mo+sec. (203) 626-5786

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-1st fl, MUST SEE! 2BR, 5rm, EIK, bathrm, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. $1250/mo. 203-464-1847


$299,900 Spacious 3 familyexceptional Condition! Newer kitchens and baths, up-dated plumbing, heating and electrical. All separate utilities. Wood flooring and CAIR. Linda 203265-5618

$674,900 Custom 3700 sq. ft. Victorian w/expansion possibilities. Brazilian cherry heated floors, 2 story turret. In-law, 3 car garage. Linda 203-265-5618

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- 4 FREE Weeks Furnished rm w/cable & fridge. Kit privileges. (203) 824-7401



Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD - Single room efficiency apt. Heat & Air included. 18 So. Orchard St. (Off Center St) $145/wk + 1 wk security. (203) 284-3786 or (203) 269-4975

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-Garage for rent 12x22 with 10ft doors. 24hour access. Long term rates avail. Please call 203-239-1144

WANTED TO RENT SEEKING 5-6Rm house, condo or apartment in Southington for quiet 55+ woman, 1 cat (trained—answer to “here kitty” or can opener) Call 860621-2280


PLAINVILLE Condo for Sale by Owner 1BR, 1 bath, 1st flr, appl’d kitchen open to LR, dining area w/new windows. Lg. BR w/storage closet. New roof, new HW heater, hdwd flrs. $99,500. Call for appt. 203-213-1981

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES INCOME OPPORTUNITY! No upfront fees. For more information call 203-440-3722 between 4:30 & 7:30


ASSEMBLY $209,900 Rare Find! Spacious 7 rm ranch w/additional living space in basement. 1 car detached gar-newer replacement windows-lovely country setting. Property has many different fruit trees! Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

Manufacturer seeks a full time assembler, electrical and mechanical skills a plus. 4 day work week, excellent benefits including a 401k Plan. Please apply in person at: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 AUTO/TRUCK MECHANIC - FT Experienced. Class A CDL & Towing exp. a plus. Call 860747-1659


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011


CARPET CLEANING 10 Immediate Openings $500+ per week. 203-759-1392

Clerk Typist Performs a wide variety of clerical duties requiring excellent computer and interpersonal skills. The position requires 1 year of office work experience of a responsible nature and a H.S. G.E.D. or business diploma. $16.69 to $20.66 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT 06492 The closing date will be that date the 50th application form/resume is received, or July 27, 2011, whichever comes first. EOE

POLICE OFFICER The Wallingford Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for Police Officer. $1,090.40 weekly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. The initial exam phases consist of physical performance, written and oral exams. Other requirements for Police Officer can be obtained with the application materials at the following locations: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492; Wallingford Police Department, 135 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492; South Central Criminal Justice Administration, 675 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. C o m p l e t ed ap p l i c a ti o n s along with a $40.00 application fee must be returned to the South Central Criminal J u s t i c e A d m i n i s t r a ti o n b y Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 4:30 P.M.

The Town of Wallingford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Service Response Line Coordinator Full time - Weekdays Premier Continuing Care Retirement Community Work in building servicesopen and close work orders accurately and efficiently. Positive and professional customer service, dispatching related jobs and areas of responsibility, assists in maintaining inventories, keep records and generates reports as needed, good computer skills a must! Preferred experience in building services operations. Must be able to multi task and manage a high volume of calls, prioritize and assess calls for urgency. Follow up for customer satisfaction. Apply in person Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT weekdays 8a-7p, weekends 10a3p. No phone calls! A/A, EOE, D/V,M/F.



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

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

CENTRAL CT Home Improvement Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #673083. Call 203-414-9399


HOME IMPROVEMENTS J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 CENTRAL CT Home Improvement Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #673083. Call 203-414-9399

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

POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 ANNA’S Special Cleanings. Summer Discounts. Com & Res. 50% off 2nd cleaning. Call Anna 860-505-7720


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

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

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


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


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


Just call (203) 238-1953 to place your Marketplace ad and have your credit card # ready for the advisor.

Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 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 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577

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

Pay for your RecordJournal Marketplace ad with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discove r & American Express.

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





RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681



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


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SIDEWALKS - CURBS Garage Floor Replacements 30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Slabs, Stamped Pool Decks, Stamped Patios, Pavers, Walks, Retaining Walls. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218


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

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins. RICK’S AFFORDABLE Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Trim hedges. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203530-4447. JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Shrub & tree pruning, all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678


ROOFING P-N-P Roofing, Siding, Decks, Gutters, Windows & Repairs. 20 yrs exp. Se Habla Espanol. Fully Ins. Reg #607007 P. Muniz 203-213-6232 or 203-238-3131

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

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

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

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

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455


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





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

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

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

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.


FILL, Topsoil & Trucking Available. Call 860-346-3226 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

TREE SERVICES YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins.


Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058


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

PAUL’S MASONRY. New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

RAINBOW PAINTING Rental Property re-paints, int, ext, commercial. Popcorn ceiling repairs, smoke damage. Powerwashing, wallpaper removal. Quality work at fair prices. HIC#0564831 Scott 203-623-2941

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

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

★★★★★★★★ W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355

LANDSCAPING YARD CLEANUPS, Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Odd jobs. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

Gonzalez Construction



RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 15 years experience. 203-530-4447 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc., a division of the nation's largest steel and steel products manufacturer and largest recycler is seeking to assemble a hiring pool of qualified applicants for entry level jobs in:

Production We are looking for candidates who are willing to work rotating shifts which would require working both day and night shifts in a drug free environment. Most positions in our steel plant require moderate to heavy lifting and can be physically demanding including working in extreme temperatures. We offer competitive pay and benefits including Health Insurance and 401K Plan.

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Residential Account Executive Earn over $90-110K Annually at Goal L Base Salary L No Cap Commission Plan L Paid Training L Great Benefits We need highly motivated sales reps with the ability to perform effective in-home presentations featuring our award-winning Optimum products. This lucrative opportunity offers great reward$. Our top Sales Representatives enjoy earning a six figure income and we offer a competitive benefits package.

Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at and enter NSCTP6. Individuals who register should be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire. Previous registrants will need to take the questionnaire again to be considered. The registration period ends July 18, 2011. Responses to the questionnaire will determine who receives an instructional letter regarding scheduled testing. Each individual should submit only one questionnaire related to this job posting. Nucor Steel Connecticut does not accept unsolicited resumes. No phone calls please. Nucor is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

We will provide you with all the tools you need to succeed including a base salary, no-cap commission plan and paid training. All you need to provide is a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and previous sales experience, which is preferred.

EDUCATION CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS LITERACY COACH 30 WEEKS/20 HOURS PER WEEK ELEMENTARY LEVEL This group of adults provides additional instruction to students who are not yet reading at grade level. They work with individual students or small groups and follow a schedule and protocol provided by certified teachers and the building principal. They are also responsible for administering progress monitoring assessments & data entry. QUALIFICATIONS: College degree or teaching certification (English/Reading) preferred Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills Knowledge of reading skill development Exp working w/elementary school students in small groups CLOSING DATE:

August 5, 2011

TO APPLY: Send a Letter of Intent and Current Resume to:

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EOE M/F/D/V and A Drug-Free and Smoke Free Workplace

HELP WANTED CHILDCARE- Looking for FT staff to work with toddlers. Experience Preferred. Please call Cheshire Stork Club. 203272-1637.

CLINICIAN FT Includes 2 evenings per wk. Must have MSW plus 2 yrs exp. LCSW preferred. Exp required providing individual, child, family & group out-patient services. Supervisory exp req. EOE /AAA Email:

EXPERIENCED Professional Bucket Operator & Tree Climber. Reliable, self-starter. Valid lic & CDL. 203-272-4216 General

Open for New Hires! Co. expansion into Central CT has alot of new openings in Customer Service Retail Call Center Sales Immediate interviews are being held on first come first serve basis Call 860-329-0316

DRIVER With Class A Hazmat, TWIC Card, Medical and Experience. Apply at Tuxis-Ohrs, 80 Britannia St, Meriden.

HABASIT AMERICA (Middletown) seeks F/T Customer Service Rep. Please fax resumes to 860-371-3000 or apply at:

FULL Time & Part Time Teachers Needed. Only serious applicants with experience need apply. Please contact Michele or Phyllis 203-265-0055

INSTALLERS Overhead Doors Res & Comm. 3-5yrs exp with garage door Co. only. FT with benefits. Clean driving record. 203-755-5334


LIBRARIAN II Town of Cheshire is seeking qualified applicants for 35hr/wk position. Emphasis on providing programming, reference and other services for children, birth to teen. ALA/MLS required. See the Town¹s web site at: <> for additional information. A letter of interest and resume must be submitted by the close of business on 8/5/11 to Louis A. Zullo, Personnel Director/ Assistant Town Manager. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V. PT (18 HRS/WK) Smoking Cessation Counselor Degree preferred, direct counseling experience, bilingual/ bicultural a plus. Send resume by 8/3/11 to Meriden Personnel Department, 142 East Main St., Meriden. EOE



CLASS A/B DRIVERS Wanted for Durham based construction company. Must have constrution exp. Fax resume to 860349-9891 or call 860-349-9774


Your budget will go further with a discount - treat yourself, buy a gift for that someone special or family and friends!

Apply online at: Applicants who complete their on-line application will be screened for an “Invitation Only” job fair. Applicants are welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday.

Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check. Macy’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.


P/TIME Office/Receptionist Wlfd Car Dealership (203) 284-8989 Fax 203-269-1114


PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6AM-9PM, flex. & weekend hrs. Earn $12+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp.


RECEPTIONIST Part Time/Full Time Apply in person at: Yalesville Veterinary Hospital, 322 Church St, Yalesville. Ask for Linda.

MEDICAL CAREERS CARDIOLOGY OFFICE M-F 7:45am-5:00pm. Clerical support for busy cardiolgy section. Medical background (MA or admin asst.) and experience required. Please fax resume to (203)265-8085. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Happy, energetic & outgoing self motivated individual w/exc. phone skills. Duties incl. verifying insurance, scheduling appts & data entry. Please mail resume to: PO Box 4571, Wlfd, CT 06492

HELP WANTED PIZZAMAKER F/T in Wallingford. Exp needed. Must be able to answer phones Call 203-215-1821 SALES Help, experienced. Full or part time. Apply in person Carolyn Adams Country Barn, 352 Main St, Durham. SEASONAL Retail help wanted starting mid-august for local farm stand. Weekday hrs available with some weekend hours a must. Call (203) 980-4404 SECURITY OFFICERS needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. All shifts, days & weekends. Please fax your resume to 860-628-6444, Attn: Dave Alling, or pick up an application at the College. or email TEACHER FT Head teacher working with ages 3 and up. Must meet state requirements. Contact Cindy at 860-276-8806 VETERINARY Hospital Openings: Receptionist, Technicians and Kennel Assistants. Fax Resume: 203-265-3641


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Plainville Citizen published 7-21-2011

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