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Volume 10, Number 31

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Committee analyzes new state statute’s impact on businesses By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

The Plainville Economic Development Committee met last week to discuss how to further help businesses in Plainville grow. Made up of members from the town’s chamber of commerce and the Economic Development Agency, the group discussed some zon-

ing changes and other proposed and approved businesses going up in Plainville. Another one of the more pressing items discussed was the Aquifer Protection Program, which is spearheaded by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See EDC, page 20

Human services see greater demand and 2-1-1 provides some answers By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Times may be tough in Plainville, but the Human Services Committee is still working to help those who need it. The committee, made up

of representatives from different non-profits and organizations, and town departments around Plainville, met last week at Plainville Public Library to discuss what they are doing to keep up with a steady demand of help with basic needs.

The meeting’s guest speaker was Maria Dynia, manager of the Research and Evaluation Community Results Center in Rocky Hill for United Way of Connecticut. Dynia focused her

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New school superintendent ‘can’t wait to get started’ By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen The new superintendent of Plainville Community Schools, selected on July 28 with a 7-0 vote by the board of education, looks back almost 200 years to one of the first presidents of the United States for his inspiration. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader,” reads a John Quincy Adams quote, which is at the top of the resume submitted by Jeffrey C. Kitching, a 49-year-old Farmington resident. Kitching is set to begin as the school system’s top administrator on Aug. 24,

barely a week before Sept. 1, the first day of the 201112 school year. He will receive a salary of $163,000 and has signed a three-year contract. He replaces Kathleen Binkowski, who served in Plainville schools for 38 years, the last 10 as superintendent. She retired July 1. The selection process began early spring with the hiring of Cooperative Educational Services Executive Search Team, which provides Connecticut boards of education guidance in hiring administrators and central office staff. In early spring, focus groups and an online surSee Kitching, page 9

See Human, page 6

No lazy days of summer here

Photos courtesy of Jessica Nelson Bob Bloom leads a room full of children in scarf juggling during the party that kicked off the summer reading program at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. A Friday Science Sleuth seems to enjoy her hair-raisMain St. ing reaction during a demonstration held at the library.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 4, 2011

Automated trash pickup to begin Sept. 12 By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Public hearings were established for the town’s T.R.A.S.H. Ordinance and the Ordinance Providing Tax Stabilization for Elderly Homeowners at Monday’s town council meeting. Both hearings are scheduled for the same night, Sept. 19. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, trash barrels will be delivered to homeowners, and automated trash pickup by Latella Rubbish will begin the week of Sept. 12. A choice between a 95-gallon and 65-gallon barrel is available, though the larger one will be delivered by default, unless the smaller one is requested. If an extra trash barrel is desired, an annual fee of $100 will be charged. For a recycling barrel, an annual fee of $75 will

be charged. A few changes have been made to the T.R.A.S.H. Ordinance, according to Plainville Town Manager Robert Lee, some of which were grammatical, but others more substantial. One change defined multi-family dwellings for trash pickup as dwellings with one to four families. Lee said one dwelling with five families will be grandfathered in. “[There is] one five-family dwelling that we’ve been picking up for many years,” Lee said. “So any five-families that come on after Sept. 1, they wouldn’t be covered under this ordinance.” Lee also said churches will be provided with one trash and one recycling barrel, and pickup will continue for the Masonic Lodge and Plainville Community Food Pantry if they wish to take advantage of the

Fundraiser benefits Lexi

The Fancy Nancy Fundraiser Party to Benefit Lexi will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Days Inn, 30 Laning St., Southington. Alexis “Lexi” Charbonneau, is a 9-

Inside Calendar.................16 Marketplace............23 Faith .......................10 Health.....................15 Letters ....................12 Obituaries ...............11 Opinion...................12 Real Estate ............22 Seniors ...................14 Sports.....................17

year-old Plainville girl, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. The event, which includes “girl time,” refreshments, door prizes and a goody bag, is being held to construct a handicap bathroom in her home. A total of $3,000 has been raised to date.

Correction In the July 28 article, “Republicans select and endorse candidates at caucus” Bob Anderson should have been listed as a candidate for the Plainville Board of Education.

service. “It’s not a lot of trash, but we’ve been picking up for the Masonic Lodge for a lot of years as well,” Lee said. “It’s just the way it’s always been.” Lee also said for mobile home parks, trash will be picked up as long as it is left on a town road, since the trucks will have a difficult time going through the park itself to get the trash. He also gave information on homes that sit on town borders. “We have some houses that are partially in the town and partially in a bordering town,” he said. “The feeling was as long as the house is in Plainville, then we’ll pick up the trash from that house, but if the house is in another town and it just so happens that some of the property is in Plainville, we’re not going to pick up trash from those [homes].”

Grand opening Photo courtesy of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce

Business owners Flavio and Venessa Castrogiovanni of the new Plainville Pizza House, at 54 W. Main St., celebrate the grand opening and ribboncutting with Plainville Chamber of Commerce members.

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Concerning the Ordinance Providing Tax Stabilization for Elderly Homeowners, Lee said the interest rate is proposed to be reduced from 5 percent to 2 percent. Also, town staff is proposing to replace the Rotating Drum Thickener, which is more than 20 years old and produces sludge with solids concentration in the 4 to 5 percent range. The lower the percentage, the more trucking is needed to bring it to a processing facility, thus more money. Staff at the Water Pollution Control facility determined the RDT is becoming increasingly expensive to operate and will need replacing before a complete failure, which could result in sludge removal costs increasing by $19,000 to $100,000 per month. The estimated cost of a new RDT is $650,000.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Wind ensemble forges ahead to 25th anniversary, director retires Special to The Citizen

Photo courtesy of the Plainville Wind Ensemble

Rick Lawrence conducts the Plainville Wind Ensemble during a performance at a wind ensemble festival on the shores of Lake George.

professional, performed entertaining as well as educational concerts throughout Connecticut and New York. Inviting guest conductors such as Keith Brion, Lewis J. Buckley and Dr. Daniel D’Addio as well as vocal soloists Mark McNally, Beverly St. Onge, Fran Wall and Lady Luck, Lawrence enhanced the concert experience for musicians and audiences alike. Stephen Hard, executive director of the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance said, “The Plainville Wind Ensemble serves three groups: the musicians, the audiences and the nonprofit groups for whom they raise money with their merry music making. Rick Lawrence was a perfect fit to lead this group: a great musician with an innate sense of how to make the music fun for the listeners, and with a generous heart. I’m sad to see Rick move on, but the music of the Plainville Ensemble will continue under new leadership. Of that I am sure, and for that I am very glad.”

“Rick brought the band to life with his energy and his passion for music. His ideas and creativity gave our audiences a great show each and every time. I wish only the

best to my music director, my band conductor, my music teacher and my friend,” said Sue Yawgel, flutist.

See Ensemble, page 7

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The Plainville Wind Ensemble gave an outstanding performance at the Lake George Festival of Bands at Shepard Park, Lake George, N.Y., on July 16. The performance, dedicated to retiring music director Rick Lawrence, was enthralling and toe tapping earning the group a standing ovation. Lawrence, 58 and a

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 4, 2011

Plainville benefits from foundation’s grant giving

Plainville programs greatly benefited from the spring grant cycle of the Main Street Community Foundation. A total of $26,000 was distributed to 19 organizations that serve residents in Southington, Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth and Wolcott. Among the recipients was the Middle School of Plainville to support an author/photographer to present a series to encourage young adolescents to read and connect with positive role models, from the Plainville Community Fund;

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struments; Bristol Eastern High School for the Challenge Day program; Bristol Recovery Club to support a keyless entry system; Canton/Burlington Football for the purchase of helmets; Connecticut Community Care for the Independent Living Fund project; Derynoski Elementary School will benefit from a Young Audiences of CT literary arts program; Edgewood Little League to support partial funding of a lightning protection warning system; Hoppers Birge Pond Nature Preserve/City of Bristol for the printing of new trail maps; Immanuel Lutheran School for the purchase of a LCD projector; and McCabeWaters Little League for the purchase of a nail drag for field maintenance; St. Anthony School for the purchase of a laptop computer for Discovery Education curriculum; St. Paul Catholic High School for the purchase of lights for the Performing Arts Theatre; Town of Burlington

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Robotics team brings technology to camp

The Farmington High School Robotics Team, the 2nd Law Enforcers, spent a full day interacting with PARC’s Camp Trumbull, a summer program for people with special needs. Team members brought a

few robots they designed and spent time working side by side with the campers who experience operating a few of the team’s designs. The team also read them a book that

Participants in Camp Trumbull, a summer program of PARC, FamilyCentered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, gather See Robotics, page 8 with students and mentors from the Farmington High School robotics program following a demonstration.

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Human Continued from page 1

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went around the room and gave updates on what they are doing to keep up with the needs of the times. John Tompkins, who operates the food pantry at Plainville Seventh-Day Adventist Church with his wife, Laurie, said the pantry has been adding and updating services, including a new system for registration. “We have a complete database now of everybody who’s come with all their information,” Tompkins said. “We’re setting up a programming system right now, people are going to have a card and they come in to the food pantry, they just scan it and they’re automatically checked in and registered.” Tompkins added that there are tables and shelves also set up, so people can come in and choose what they want, rather than being See Human, page 21

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Ensemble Continued from page 3

In a note to the band members following the Lake George concert, Lawrence said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for a most professional performance this past Saturday. It was your best performance this year. Very tight sound, balanced, great ensemble tone. You responded to the audience enthusiasm with ensemble enthusiasm which makes for a great concert. Kudos to everyone. It is nice to know that when we go to Lake George that they expect a good performance and get one. “Thank you for the gifts again and as another person will stand in front of you to prepare for future concerts please remember our motto: “We make memories!” This past concert will always stay

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semble will enter the upcoming concert season with their annual musical tribute to our country’s veterans and those presently serving in the military at home and abroad with a concert at Central Connecticut State University on Nov. 13, 2 p.m., in

Welte Hall. A free concert, local Marines will be present to accept toys for their annual Toys for Tots program. Rehearsals for the ensemble will begin Sept. 13, 7 p.m., in the band room of the Plainville High School. Adults who play a concert

band instrument are welcome to join. The ensemble will again sponsor two high school students to rehearse and perform with the group each year. Although adults are not required to audition,

See Ensemble, next page




in my memory. All the best.” Founded in 1987 by Ed Dickman, the 42 members of the ensemble will celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary in the spring of 2012. Prior to Lawrence, the ensemble was co-directed by Mary Palezonis and Leslie Raymond. With their tradition of providing entertaining performances for young and old alike, the Plainville Wind Ensemble will continue this season with a schedule of outstanding music, educational and fun rehearsals which will lead up to exceptional concerts. As music remains an essential ingredient in the quality of our lives, the mission of The Plainville Wind Ensemble is to provide an educational, social and performing environment for local musicians in the tradition of the community band idiom, as ambassadors of music. The Plainville Wind En-

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Kitching Continued from page 1

vey were offered through which staff, parents and students were encouraged to provide input on the key qualifications they felt were needed by the new superintendent. Kitching was selected from a pool of 13 finalists and among the eight who were interviewed by the board. “Thank you for your trust. I can’t wait to get started,” he told the school board and small audience that were present at the special meeting held last Thursday at the high school. “I’m here for a reason and the reason is Plainville.” For the past seven years, Kitching has served as assistant superintendent of Glastonbury Public Schools. Before that he worked as an assistant principal and principal in the same school system, as director of special services in Windsor Locks, and headed the Special Education Department at Glastonbury High School after he was a special ed teacher there. A position as a child service worker for the state Department of Children and Families was his first professional job, beginning in 1985.

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Plainville’s new superintendent, effective Aug. 25, Jeffrey C. Kitching, stands with the Plainville Board of Education. From left are Andrea Saunders, Cheryl Provost, Charlotte Koskoff, Anthony Goldberg, Barbara Willard, Lorri Goldsmith, Kitching and Becky Tyrrell. Patrick Ringrose and Jesse Gnazzo were absent. Kitching began his higher education — which has all been in the state university system — with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Eastern Connecticut, followed by a teaching certificate in special education from Central Connecticut, a masters of science degree in special ed, administrative certification in educational leadership, superintendent preparation program, and

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ship, all from Southern. He is presently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership from Central. He has also received many professional recognitions and headed special projects such as building projects and redistricting. Becky Tyrrell, chairwoman of the school board, said Kitching stood out because of his work ethic, his achievements and his interest in the Plainville community. No objectives have been set until Kitching is in place, Tyrrell said, however one of the first will be looking at the school system’s strategic plan. “Kathy didn’t want to start this if she couldn’t see it through,” Tyrrell said. The new superintendent said his goal is to work with parents and make all decisions centered on the students. Plainville schools have a good reputation,

which made the position desirable, he said. “It’s a perfect fit for me,” Kitching said. Kitching lives in Farmington with his wife of 23 years; they have two children in college and another who will be a senior in high school in the fall. “The Plainville Board of Education is very pleased with the result of the intense search process. Mr. Kitching is not only qualified to be a superintendent, he also knows and understands our community and he has a reputation as an exceptional leader who works hard. We are very excited about his selection and look forward to a long, successful partnership,” Tyrrell said.

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Vacation Bible School ‘shakes it up’ for Jesus

Faith Bible Church at the Northwest/Unionville intersection of Plainville held its annual Vacation Bible School from June 26 through July 1. Thirty children attended the program which was free of charge as an out-

reach to the community. The theme of the week, “Shake It Up Cafe” centered on Bible stories having to do with feasts culminating in the final feast that will take place when Jesus returns. Children donned chef hats and

aprons each night as they learned about the “secret ingredients” of believing, giving, remembering what Jesus did through his death and resurrection, and celebrating eternal life. Michelle Jardine and Kim Scheyd served as the directors of the event. Julie Gibbs was the drama director, Cheryl Caron led music, Michelle Caron was Bible teacher, and Rhonda Kennedy headed the kitchen staff. Many other members and friends of the church volunteered in other positions for snacks, crafts, and recreation time. Michelle Caron, Bible story teacher, said, “The greatest challenge of this year’s Vacation Bible School was to help children learn, because they just don’t know the stories of the Bible anymore. Children have no knowledge of the Bible.” The pastor of Faith Bible Church, the Dr. Jim Caron, responded by saying, “That’s why God put Faith Bible Church here in Plainville to help people learn about the Bible, what God did for mankind, and what Jesus did

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served as rector for Church of Our Saviour for five years as well as St. Gabriel’s Church in Berlin. Under her guidance a Rhythms of Grace Program was established, the congregation and Sunday School grew, and an Adult Formation Program was held each fall. Inn addition to a Wednesday Noon Eucharist; the Plainville Council of Churches was re-organized which resulted in the Food For Friends program being held Wednesdays at Church of Our Saviour. Church officials commented in a newsletter that “she brought a new level of spiritual leadership to our church, with her warm and caring personality and sense of humor.”

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“Run the Race...with God” Bible Camp will be held Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday Aug. 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at Church of the Bible, 160 W. Main St. The pastor of the church is Peter Sonis, a missionary pastor with EICM International. For more information, visit the website or call (860) 747-1691.


Thursday, August 4, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen


Kitty Delin

joyed the simplicity of being at home grilling poolside with family and friends. His sense of humor always kept everyone smiling; he truly lived his life to the fullest and leaves his family with many cherished memories. Besides his wife, Tracy, and his father, Frank, he leaves his children, Mitch and Nicole Rossi, of Bristol; his brother and best friend, Frank Rossi, of Burlington; his sister, Dina Rossi, of Plainville; his nieces and nephews, Matt and Kyle Hackney, Marissa Barrows and his special nephew, Frankie and his wife, Kara; his great-niece that he was overjoyed to be able to meet, Bria; his mother-in-law, Elsie Hackney, of New Britain; a brother-in-law, Bob Hackney and his wife, Kathy, of Bristol; a sister-in-law, Laura Barrows and her husband, Ed, of New Britain; his godmother and aunt, Mary Cefaratti, of Southington; as well as many family members and circle of friends, who will all miss him dearly. A memorial celebration was held July 27, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Burial was held privately and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825

Joseph Rossi Joseph “Joe” Rossi, 57, of Bristol, died surrounded by his family, July 25, 2011, after a long i l l n e s s, which he fought with g r e a t courage and strength. He was the loving husband of Tracy (Hackney) Rossi, with whom he shared 25 years and brought into this world two beautiful children. He was born in Hartford on Dec. 5, 1953, the son of Frank P. Rossi, of Southington, and the late Mary Louise (Celis) Rossi. Raised in Plainville, he attended local schools, and was employed at Bryce Gear for a number of years, and went on to work for over 25 years as a machinist for EDAC Technologies in Newington, where he leaves many friends and coworkers. Outside of the office, he centered his life around his adored family. His greatest joy was being a father, cheering on his son at his baseball games, and his daughter at her dance recitals. He had a love for the beach, and was an avid Yankees fan, and en-

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Viola Guimond Viola A. (Violette) Guimond, 88, of P l a i nv i l l e, died peacefully July 25, 2011, at Brittany Farms Health Care Center. She is now reunited with her beloved husband of 50 years, Paul Guimond, who predeceased her in 1996. She was born in Canada, on Sept. 15, 1922, the daughter of the late Edmund and Eva (Theriault) Violette. Raised in Canada, she relocated to Maine shortly after meeting Paul, and moved to Connecticut in the mid 1950s where they raised their son, Gil. She was employed as a telephone operator both in Canada, and upon moving to Connecticut, working at New Britain General Hospital as their chief operator for more than 30 years. She had a love for music from a young age, was a member of the only all-girl marching band in New Brunswick, and was an avid dancer well into her later years. She was talented at most crafts, particularly knitting and crocheting, and her

intricate work was enjoyed by many family and friends. She and Paul fulfilled their dream of spending winters in Florida, and were frequent visitors of the Plainville Senior Center and Our Lady of Mercy Church during their summers. She lived a full and active life, leaving her family with many happy memories, and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gillman and Diane Guimond; her granddaughter, Brandi Kay and her husband, John; her great-grandchildren, Rhianna and Paige Miller and Shaelyn and Chase Kay, all of Plainville; her brothers, Louis and Carmel Violette, both of Canada; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Albeo and Murillo Violette. The funeral was held July 29, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Committal services followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 279 New Britain Road, Kensington, CT 06037 or the Connecticut Breast Cancer Coalition Foundation, P.O. Box 1721, Litchfield, CT 06759.


Kitty Margaret Delin, 94, died July 20, 2011. She was born May 21, 1917, in Sarpsborg, Norway. She immig rated to the U.S. with her husband John in 1949 and worked various jobs. Upon moving to Farmington, she began work at Miss Porter’s School as well as working at Camp Idlewild, a boys’ camp on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. She also worked alongside her husband as manager of Land of The Vikings, in Sherman, Pa., before retiring in 1987. She was an active member of the Sons of Norway Hartford Lodge and the Tuesday Ladies at Plainville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her devoted husband, John, of more than 64 years, and her loving children, son, Spencer and his wife, Patty, from Edwardsville, Ill., and daughter, Gertrude, of Plainville; her sister, Lill Johnson, of Newtown; nieces, Claire Johnson, of Bridgeport, Laura Memoli, of Newtown, and Karen Kvam, of Raleigh N.C.; three grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews from Norway; and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Edvard Kvam, of Massachusetts, and Helen Orme, of Norway. A memorial service will be held at Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill, Plainville, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Garden Fund, Plainville United Methodist Church, 56

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Letters to the Editor

Recommendations for study team

To the editor: An article written by a reporter covering the July 18 town council meeting regarding the newly named town charter study committee concluded his article with the following, “The town charter currently allows up to three budget referendums each year. But should a budget be revised by the council a third time, it’s automatically adopted regardless of the vote of the third budget referendum.” Allow me to repeat, automatically adopted regardless of the vote of the third budget referendum. Various council members were cited in the article. Councilman Robert Ciotto said the council should eventually appoint a commission that can make formal recom-

mendations. Fine, then why didn’t we wait until after the November elections and select a formal commission? Councilman Scott Saunders who is a member of the study committee stated, “This is not a political stunt. We don’t have the time to give charter revision the attention to do it right.” If that is the case, then again, why couldn’t we wait until after the November Town Council elections and appoint a formal commission? Councilman Christopher Wazorko who also is a member of the study committee said he doesn’t see the need for charter changes, but that issues like the budget adoption process should be examined. Respectfully, I have no idea what that means. The budget process should be examined, but there is no need for change, then why examine the process? It appears Councilman Wazorko has al-

ready made a decision without the benefit of a study committee, let alone the formal commission’s recommendations. This is indeed all about the budget adoption process with the purpose of charter change because currently our town budget is, let me again repeat, “automatically adopted regardless of the vote of the third budget referendum.” I had believed that the sole purpose of the study team was to examine the budget adoption process, but the more I hear and read such comments as well as see the voting trends by our elected officials such as the no layoff provision for school administrators, and the continuing acceptance by some council members of the town budget without voter approval, I suggest the newly appointed charter study committee include a study of Chapter II of

Government Meetings

Thursday, Aug. 4 Bicycle Friendly, Municipal Center, 4 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, Aug. 11 Recreation and Parks Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Village Community Room, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 Republican Town Committee Executive, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.


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the town charter, officers and elections. Specifically, to consider town council term limits. Once completed, the study team should pass its findings on to the formal commission for review. Perhaps limiting a town council member to no more than four consecutive terms in office with a clause that if you have already accumulated eight consecutive years on the Town Council, you can-

not run for re-election for two years should be considered. If some town council members believe in the adoption of a town budget regardless of vote outcome, then perhaps there should be a limitation of a town council member’s term in office, regardless of party endorsement. Lou Frangos Plainville

Senator at the library State Sen. Jason Welch will be having office hours on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., to meet and discuss with constituents any important issues.

Public comment on strategies 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 Printed copies are available on request. CCRPA and CCEDA will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and will take place at 225 N. Main St., Suite 304, Bristol, CT 06010. Interested parties may also direct questions and comments to Timothy Malone by email to or fax to (860) 589-7820. All comments must be received by Aug. 12, 5 p.m.

Letters policy The Plainville Citizen intends to present a forum for the lively exchange of ideas and issues. To facilitate the publication of your contributions, several guidelines should be followed. Letters to the editor must be signed, with a telephone number included. The writer will be called to confirm authorship. No anonymous letters will be printed. Letters must be no longer than 600 words. Every effort will be made to print all letters received. However, the selection and date of publication will be at the discretion of the editor. The opinions expressed by our letter writers are not necessarily those of this newspaper. We receive the right to edit all letters. Only two letters from the same writer will be considered for publication monthly. The deadline is Monday 9 a.m. to be considered for Thursday publication. Letters may be e-mailed to; sent to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062; or faxed to (860) 621-3660. For more information, call The Plainville Citizen at (860) 620-5960.


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Adult and continuing education opportunities abound for residents

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education will offer programming, free of cost, this fall in the following areas: adult basic education (math and reading/writing), adult high school credit diploma program, citizenship preparation, English as a second language, GED preparation, and PARC adult basic education. Plainville Adult and Continuing Education’s fall enrichment course offerings (see class list) are held evenings and moderately priced. Pre-registration is required for all classes. The fall 2011 Program Guide will be mailed to all Plainville residents in mid-August.

Enrichment class offerings include: backyard beekeeping, basic automobile repair, basic computer skills, business writing: perfecting your letter-writing skills using computers, computer skills for beginners, cookie swap and gourmet baking demonstration, counted cross stitch social gathering time, divorce impacts everything; don’t let it impact your financial health, driver’s education, estate planning helps put you in control, healthy meal planning, long term care insurance, my neighbor has a living trust; should I?, oil painting, pastels, planning for a confident retirement and maximizing

your social security benefits, seasonal flowers and longlasting greens floral arrangement, Spanish I, II, III, starting a small business in Connecticut, strategies that prevent you from going broke at a nursing home, strong women, powerful financial strategies, tai chi, tarot cards for beginners, tarot cards for advanced, tattoo artistry, the foster/adoptive care system in Connecticut, worried about paying for college? For more information, call Plainville Adult and Continuing Education, (860) 7933209. — Plainville Adult and Continuing Education

Plainville High School students receive community foundation scholarships

Plainville High School students recently received scholarships from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to pursue their college degrees. CFGNB manages 40 various scholarship funds created by individuals or organizations designed to support high school seniors and college students with financial support in their pursuit of a college degree. Gary Dominique received the William G. Bryant Memorial Scholarship and will attend Lincoln Technical Institute; Jacqueline Nimro received the William G. Bryant Memorial Scholarship and will attend Southern Connecticut State University; Hector E. Rivas received the Macdonald/Hierpe Scholarship and will attend Eastern Connecticut State University; and Kelsey Schrey received the Frank E. Rogers Scholarship for Agricultural Studies and will attend Unity


Vocal accomplishment

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Recognized at the May Plainville Board of Education meeting was Katie McClellan, who participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Connecticut Division singing competition. From left are school board Chairwoman Becky Tyrrell, McClellan and Plainville High School Principal Steven Lepage. McClellan won first place in the Connecticut high school division 2; last year she placed second in the division 1 category.

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From left, Gary Dominique, Jacqueline Nimro and Hector E. Rivas (and Kelsey Schrey, missing from photo) are recipients of scholarships from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. in Maine. “Education truly is a gateway to opportunity. These CFGNB scholarships are so important in building a bright future for the students, and they also improve

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awarded by Dec.1. Questions may be directed to Emilie Yukna, AAUW Scholarship Committee, at (860) 828-6227.

The Greater New Britain Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering the $500 Effie Dwyer Holmes Scholarship to a woman who meets the following qualifications: has completed at least one year of college; has a 3.2 or greater grade point average; has financial need; is a resident of Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville or Southington and/or a daughter of a member of the Greater New Britain Branch of AAUW. Completed applications must be received by Oct.15. Students studying for their bachelor or associate degree are eligible to apply. Applications are available only in the main libraries in Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville and Southington. The scholarship will be

Students receive president’s award

Students at Linden Street School, 69 Linden St., were awarded the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence: Jordan Bishop, Bryan Buckley, Dante Colagiovanni, Rachel Collin, Meghan Guimond, Agata Kuczynko, Madison Peck, Benjamin Root and Emanuel Yawin. This national award is given annually to students who have shown outstanding academic effort on a consistent basis. In addition, the following students were awarded the Presidential Award for Educational Achievement; Siana Arduini, Nathan Collado, Shelsy Hernandez, Hannah Lennon and Serena Simard.



Alaska trip meetings

Meetings will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m., about a trip offering: Ultimate Alaska and Yukon Experience, 12 Days, May 12 to 23, 2012. There is a price for the trip and pricing does not include insurance, optional shore excursions, gratuities for the cruise concierge, driver’s step-on guide, or onboard ship gratuities. The meetings will include information about the price, agenda and details. The trip in-

cludes eight of the 12 days on land and seeing the sights by train, motor coach, catamaran and even a sternwheeler. The highlights include: 26 glaciers; whales; and tons of wildlife in Prince Williams Sound, aboard the catamaran in Alaska, narrated by a U.S. Forest Service Ranger. The participants will visit Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok, Beaver Creek, Whitehorse, Fraser, Skagway, Ketchikan and other places Complete itineraries are available at the front desk. A passport is required for this trip.

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Call to register for a trip meeting. Registration for the trip begins after the Aug. 9 meeting.

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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Artworks by members of the Plainville Senior Center are on display at the Plainville Municipal Center. One of the featured artworks is of a woman in a sari, painted by Rita Rival. The artists took classes with Pat Mattola. used to cover patients’ drainage bags, at nearby hospitals Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m.

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Fall computer classes

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The senior center has a volunteer who makes fabric bags which are used to cover patient’s drainage (catheter) bags at nearby hospitals. Since the hospitals could use as many as possible, she is looking for others who would be willing to help in this endeavor. She will teach everyone how to make them. Directions and materials will be provided. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Call the senior center to register.

The Plainville Senior Center will be closed for cleaning Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 16 and 17. There will be no activities and no lunch.


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Lymphedema support

The Bristol Hospital Wellness Center, 842 Clark Ave., Bristol, will offer the Lymphedema Support Group on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lymphedema is a condition that causes abnormal swelling of the limbs and affects people of all ages. The free support group is facilitated by Aline Mellon. For information, call Infolink, at (860) 585-3661.

Grant funds mammograms

The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s early detection program for breast and cervical cancer has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Foundation. This grant, the foundation’s 11th

for this program, targets a population of uninsured or underinsured women in Greater New Britain who are in need of a routine mammogram and are at least 35 years old but are uninsured or have a $1,000 or more deductible and would otherwise waive breast cancer screenings; or whose insurance will only cover a mammogram every other year. For more information, call Laura Karas, at (860) 2245900, ext. 6321.

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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Upcoming blood drives

Hospice volunteering

American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Friday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., WalMart, 1400 Farmington Ave., Bristol Saturday, Aug. 6, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington Monday, Aug. 8, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., St. Gregory Church CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol Wednesday, Aug. 10, `12:30 to 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington Saturday, Aug. 13, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington Saturday, Aug. 13, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain Wednesday, Aug. 17, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit

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.

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Dot Amundsen, of Plainville, left, and Rose Stanley, vice president of the Plainville Historical Society, examine a cotton undergarment manufactured by the Plainville Manufacturing Co. The business opened in 1850 and was the economic lifeblood of the town for 74 years. The permanent exhibit has artifacts from the mill, photos, information on Anna Granniss, poet and mill worker, as well as a list of other mill workers, ancestors of many present day Plainville residents. A summer exhibit, Two Men and a Dream, honoring pioneer aviators Nels Nelson and Stan Robertson, will close Aug. 31. Hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The historic center is handicapped accessible. For more information, call (860) 7476577.

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.

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Free public forum A Time of Hope and Recovery: A Free Public Forum will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:45 p.m., at South Church, 90 Main S., New Britain. This event is sponsored by CMHA’s Substance Abuse Action Council. The forum will include the following: Celebrate September as national Recovery Month; hear personal stories of hope and inspiration from those currently re-discovering and enjoying a substance free and addiction free life; participate in a question and answer session; and free refreshments. For more information, contact SAAC’s Aisha Hamid, at (860) 826-1358, ext. 1620 or




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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Guided nature walks — Guided nature walks on Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. will be held at Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, off Route 177, Unionville Avenue, by Ruth Hummel and Sue Holcomb. Information: call (860) 747-0081. Sen. Welch at library —

State Sen. Jason Welch will be having office hours on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., to meet and discuss with constituents any important issues. Volleyball clinic — Match Point, a volleyball clinic for high school girls, will be held Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5. Each class will be held for three hours. This event is hosted by Ashley Raynock. There is a cost to attend. Information: call (860) 747-2099.



Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Middle

School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090. Volleyball clinic — Match Point, a volleyball clinic for high school girls, will be held Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5. Each class will be held for three hours. This event is hosted by Ashley Raynock. There is a cost to attend. Information: call (860) 747-2099.



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.

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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. Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. Information: call the church at (860) 747-5209. Transfer station open — The Transfer Station is open to Plainville residents Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Identification is required for proof of residen-


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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. Bible camp — “Run the Race...with God� Bible Camp will be held Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday Aug. 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at Church of the Bible, 160 W. Main St. Information: visit the website or call (860) 747-1691.





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Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is 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. Golf tournament — St. Philip House is having its annual golf tournament Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Tunxis Plantation in Farmington. Tee-off time is 11 a.m. A dinner at The Farmington Club will follow at 5 p.m. Information or registration: visit the website or call (860) 793-2221.

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Plainville Colts begin preparing for season By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen The stereotypical football game is played on a chilly fall day, or a snowy one perhaps. But actually, the season begins long before that, in the steamy days of summer. With the temperature hovering around 90, the Plainville Colts opened practice this week at Norton Park. Eighty-five local players have signed on for the 2011 season, and first-year President Shawn Griffin is “confident” that number will soon top 100. The Colts will field five teams, one each in the Tiny Mite, Mitey Mite, Junior Pee Wee, Pee Wee and Midget divisions. The local youth football program met with some success in 2010, and Griffin hopes to build on that this year. However, See Colts, page 19 Photos by Patrick Matthews (

The Plainville Colts began preparing for their 2011 season this week. Prior to that, to get local kids thinking about football, the Colts teamed with former Colt and current NFL player Niko Koutouvides to host a clinic. Scenes from the Koutouvides clinic are pictured.

Local players, cheerleaders honored Press Release Eleven local youth were recognized as part of the New England region and national Pop Warner Little Scholars program. The students — and their awards — are: Kevin Merkle (Second Team All-American), Rachel Collin (Second Team All-American), Ricky Freitas (Second Team All-American), Savannah Freitas (Second Team All-American), Ethan Hushin (Second Team All-American), Adam Hushin (Second Team All-American), Dante Colagiovanni (Second Team All-American), Blake Musamano (Second Team All-American), Grant Sarra (Second Team All-American), Ben Root (Second Team All-American) and Isaiah Miller (Honorable Mention). The above youngsters are members of the Plainville Colts Football and Cheerleading Program.

The student-athletes pictured have been honored for their academic accomplishments. The youngsters are members of the Plainville Colts Football and Cheerleading Program.

To qualify for consideration, a student-athlete must have at least a 96

percent grade average the previous school year.

Applications submitted by the Colts players and cheerleaders reflected both academic and extracurricular accomplishments. The student-athletes were honored for their academic accomplishments at the annual Plainville Colts football and cheerleading banquet, held at the Aqua Turf. In addition, the honorees attended the New England Region Pop Warner Little Scholars awards banquet at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.


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Devils flooding weight room this summer By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

These days, high school football season never really ends. After the state championships are decided, almost immediately, players begin preparing for the following fall. There are strength and condition programs, passing leagues, camps. Whatever it takes to get a leg up on the competition, high school teams will do. That’s the reason the

Plainville High School weight room has been packed this summer. Since July 5, more than 40 Blue Devil football players have convened Monday through Thursday, 6 to 8 a.m., to push themselves. “The upperclassmen we have, they’ve been great getting kids into the weight room. It’s a little packed up there, but it’s a good thing,” said PHS coach Chris Farrell, pointing out that even incoming freshmen have chosen to participate. Farrell arrives for train-

ing sessions well before 6, and said “there are usually about 10 kids waiting.” “It’s a great feeling,” he continued. “The kids are working extremely hard. I’m really proud of them. A lot of these kids haven’t missed a day.” Farrell said the work teams do — or don’t do — in the weight room is apparent come game day. “To be one of the best programs around, you have to be in the weight room. It’s a top priority,” the second-year head man said. “It definitely separates the

top level teams from the mediocre. The teams that are in better shape do well in the win column.” Aside from hitting the weight room, Farrell’s troops participate in a summer passing league, and in June, attended a camp at Central Connecticut State University. Coming up, the Blue Devils are slated to take on Farmington in a weight-lifting competition. Then, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, practice begins.

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“The kids are really excited to get the pads back on,” Farrell said. “They were successful last year, and when you’re successful at something, you want to keep doing it.” PHS ran up a record of 8-3 in 2010, claimed the Central Connecticut Conference Division IV title and qualified for the state playoffs for the first time since 1997. “We’re looking to make sure we’re not one-year wonders,” said Farrell.

By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen The season kicks off in just over three weeks, and Plainville High School boys soccer coach Tim Brown can’t wait to get going. In fact, he has been itching to reconvene with his guys for some nine months. “My blood’s been pumping since I lost that second tour-

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nament game last year,” he said. “I’m ready to go.” Brown’s troops — the sixth seed — made a stunning, second-round exit from the 2010 state tournament. The coach is confident the Blue Devils’ season won’t be cut short this time around. “We’re expecting to go to the last game,” Brown said, referring to the state finals. And the Blue Devils are putting in the work to get there. Since school let out for the summer, players have met up for two-hour fitness training sessions, twice a week, at Norton Park. “We’ve had a terrific turnout. I’m very encouraged by the kids that are there,” Brown said. The fitness training workouts will continue through Saturday, Aug. 27, when the first official practice will be held. Brown said keeping players focused on soccer during the off-season is “extremely critical.” “Even when our season ends, they go indoors and play with their Premier sides, their club teams. They’re playing all the time,” he added. “A lot of them are playing constantly, which aides the program immensely.” Brown took the reins of the PHS boys soccer team five

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bump up in numbers. Griffin World. There, the locals finbelieves the accolades the ished 12th. Continued from page 17 cheer program achieved last “It was a great experience, season are to thank for the in- and I believe our cheer numhis main goal is for players to bers are up this year as a recreased participation. simply enjoy themselves and In 2010, Colts cheerleaders sult of it,” Griffin said. boost their football knowlFor more information won the state and New Engedge. land championships, which about the Plainville Colts, vis“I would hope that we can continue to teach the basic earned them a spot in the na- it of football tional competition at Disney lecolts. while being both fun to learn and keeping all our teams competitive in the Western Plainville’s Connecticut Pop Warner Caterina League,” Griffin said. The Junior Pee Wee, Pee LaBella Wee and Midget division competed have league playoffs, and against Griffin would love to see the some of Colts qualify. But he’s not gothe top ing to spend too much time worrying about that. quarter “No matter what the midget car records are at the end of the racers in season, I’ll consider it a sucthe councessful season if all our kids try at an had fun learning and playing event in Pennsylvania recently. Earlier this sumthis great game called football,” Griffin said. mer, LaBella was crowned Region 1 champion, The Colts cheerleaders besting racers from throughout New England. have 51 girls registered, a

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Continued from page 18 years ago and navigated the Blue Devils out of the doldrums. “The interest (in town) is like night and day,” Brown said. “My first year, we were almost a has-been, a forgotten entity. It’s just been building and building and building.” Last fall, the locals turned in their most successful campaign in more than 20 years,

as they compiled a record of 14-3-1 and claimed the Central Connecticut Conference South Division title. Brown expects more of the same in 2011. “I’m extremely optimistic about the upcoming year,” he said. “I think we’ll have a ton of success.”

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127 active well fields in the state in 78 towns. In those arContinued from page 1 eas, land use regulations will be established to minimize Mark DeVoe, director of the chance of polluting the planning and economic dewell field. velopment in Plainville, said “We’re in a position right the program, imposed by the now to help people and that’s state, is a big deal with hardwhat we hope to do,” DeVoe hitting penalties. The aim of said. “We don’t want to see it the program as a whole is to come to folks unlawfully op“protect major public water erating businesses, or worse, supply wells in sand and being exposed to fines.” gravel aquifers to ensure a Under the program’s proplentiful supply of public vision’s, businesses that use, drinking water for present store, handle or dispose of and future generations,” achazardous materials will cording to the DEP’s website. have to operate through best Aquifer protection areas are management practices and being designated around the standards to help minimize contamination. Businesses


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Williams said. “Part of it is education, letting people know resources are available, bringing in speakers to speak on topics of general interest to businesses, something like this Aquifer Protection thing, trying to educate the community on what it’s all about.” He said the other part is through legislation, and taking a balanced approach to support legislation that is beneficial to businesses and speaking out when there is legislation that might cause problems. “We want to promote legislation that helps businesses thrive in this community and at times we oppose legislation we feel will be a burden to business,” Williams said. “Our approach is to work directly with the town so at the point where legislation is before the town council to be considered that we already had our input for a balanced approach that accomplishes the objectives of the town without being overly burdensome to the businesses.” Williams gave one example where he cited the recent Zoning Text Amendments that were proposed in the spring. He said there were provisions made related to sidewalks and pedestrian cyclists that they felt would be burdensome to businesses. “We presented our concerns to Planning and Zoning and got their attention and they agreed we had legitimate concerns and worked very closely with Mark [DeVoe] to do some rewrites of the proposed text amendments,” Williams said. “Got it to a point where we felt it was a good balance between various interests and then once we were at that point the chamber supported the document, and that’s the way we want to work.”

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given a pre-determined box, and then go to a scale at the end. Now up to serving 300 families a week and about 1,200 a month, Tompkins said they were getting a lot of people from New Britain, but Foodshare had just approved them use of a New Britain church, so the numbers should drop off. Director of Plainville Social Services Pam French said things are not quite as positive in her department, saying the state DSS is almost entirely useless right now. “It’s extremely difficult to deal with them — almost impossible,” French said. “The Department of Social Services has gone down the tubes and it’s very difficult to deal with them and it puts more burden on the individual towns.” She noted that Plainville, however, remains good to its residents, so there are enough resources to help until some services through the state become available again. She said being declared eligible for social services at this point is virtually a fruitless attempt every time, even after sending applications to the state multiple times in different ways, i.e. fax, e-mail or regular postal mail. “For the people who need it the most they are just really not there at this point,” French said. Assistant Director of Plainville Senior Center Ronda Guberman said the center has been steadily busy, and the facility is adding more parking spaces to try and accommodate the large number of visitors. “It continues to be busy,” she said. “There’s never any downtime at the senior center.” Guberman said people counters were installed at the

entrances to the building, and it was calculated the center receives an average 298 people a day, and on busy days, like Thursdays, as many as 400 come by, so parking gets really tough. Guberman said there are just 16 additional spaces being added. “It won’t be nearly enough, but it will be something,” she said. “We’ll never have enough parking, people oftentimes won’t stop or come in because they can’t find a place to park.” Guberman also added information about a dental clinic being offered by Community Health Services. The clinic is offered four times a year, with the upcoming one on Sept. 12. She said it’s a flat rate of $30 for a cleaning, with X-rays available. She said private insurance, Medicaid, or cash is accepted. Plainville Public Library Director Peter Chase said the Summer Reading Program is well underway, and is the library’s biggest program. “[We’ve] got to be sure kids don’t lose their reading skills from lack of or practice,” Chase said. “The children promise to read 20 minutes a day and the parents sign off and say they actually did read.” From the Wheeler Clinic, Sarah Becker said tough choices have to be made, whether it be cuts in program funding or layoffs. “We are maintaining very strong relationships with the state’s major agencies to continuously help to prioritize — if there do have to be tough choices — what are the most needed services,” Becker said. “And also to point out the benefit of keeping as many services as local as possible.” The Human Services Committee was formed several years ago by Assistant Town Manager Shirley Osle to coordinate the services of area programs. The next meeting will be in October.


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A certified list of Democrat partyendorsed candidates for the Town of Plainville for election as Town Council, Board of Education, Library Trustees and Constables is on file in my office at One Central Square, Plainville, Connecticut and copies thereof are available for public distribution. A Primary will be held September 13, 2011 if the required primary petition(s) for opposition candidate(s) is filed, pursuant to Section 9-382 to 9-450 of the Connecticut General Statutes, not later than 4:00 p.m. of August 10, 2011. Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing of opposing candidacies, including schedules, may be obtained from Jean Lombardo, Democrat Registrar of Voters, One Central Square. Carol A. Skultety, Plainville Town Clerk Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 4th day of August 2011 LEGAL NOTICE A certified list of Republican partyendorsed candidates for the Town of Plainville for election as Town Council, Board of Education, Library Trustees and Constables is on file in my office at One Central Square, Plainville, Connecticut and copies thereof are available for public distribution. A Primary will be held September 13, 2011 if the required primary petition(s) for opposition candidate(s) is filed, pursuant to Section 9-382 to 9-450 of the Connecticut General Statutes, not later than 4:00 p.m. of August 10, 2011. Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing of opposing candidacies, including schedules, may be obtained from Beth Gasparini, Republican Registrar of Voters, One Central Square.

LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville's Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville CT on the following items: Special Exception for Capri Ristorante to allow an outdoor patio for a restaurant located at 161Woodford Avenue, Unit #38. Special Exception for BTF Associates, LLC to allow an auto repair & sales facility for property located at 342 East Street. Special Exception for Jim's Complete landscaping Services, LLC to construct a 4,000 sq. ft. landscape contractors building and related site improvements for property located at 0 Farmington Valley Drive, (M-B-L 08-A34.23). Zone Map Change for Bruce Wazorko from R-11 (Residential) to GC (General Commercial) for property located at 100 Forestville Avenue. The files are available for public inspection at the Department of Technical Services and the Town Clerk's Office in the Plainville Municipal Center. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications may be received. Any person requiring special assistance in order to attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call the Department of Technical Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, August 12, 2011. Respectfully submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 25th day of July 2011 AUTOMOBILES


LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday August 8, 2011, at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 304 to hear and consider the following applications: NEAL COURT Application #11-07-01 Christopher Pio, of 16 Forestville Avenue appealing the Zoning Enforcement Officer's interpretation of Article 6, Section 6.02 and Article 2, Section 2, Section 2.02 regarding the reconstruction of collapsed buildings at 12 Neal Court. NEAL COURT Application #11-07-02, Christopher Pio, of 16 Forestville Avenue seeks a variance to Article 2, Section 2.02a, Sub-section 8 Warehouses/Storage Uses in a Central Commercial Zone to permit to warehousing of automobiles at 12 Neal Court. CAMP STREET Application #11-08-01, Pierre Plourde, of 97 Camp Street seeks a variance to Article 1, Section 1.03, Subsection B, Minimum Side Yard Setback to reduce the required minimum Side Yard setback from ten (10) feet to five (5) feet in order to construct a carport at a property known as 97 Camp Street. EAST STREET Application #11-08-02, BTF Associates, LLC of Farmington, CT seeks a location approval for a Used Automobile Dealership as required by Section 14-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes for property located at 342 East Street. The subject parcel has a zoning designation of General Commercial. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 21st day of July 2011. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals


CHEVROLET Cavalier 2002 62K miles. Automatic. Regular gas or natural gas. Runs great. $3,800 Call Redouan 203-427-7745

CHEVY 1999 Tracker 4wd $3,195 FORD 1995 Escort $1,295 FORD 1994 Taurus Station Wagon $2,995

CHRYSLER 1972 New Yorker $995 Can be seen at:

G.T. Tire 155 Colony St. Meriden, CT Mon-Thur 7am-3:30pm Fri. 7am-2pm

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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Carol A. Skultety, Plainville Town Clerk Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 4th day of August 2011.

AC U R A T L 2 0 0 6 LOST & FOUND


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LOST Cat Very small black & white tuxedo. White whiskers, yellow/green eyes. Very skittish around humans. Answers to Cody. Last seen vic Whirlwind Hill, Wlfd. If seen, please call (203) 901-9908

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DODGE CALIBER 2008 R/T, Wagon, Automatic, 4 Cyl. #10395A $14,988

20 0 2 A C U R A R L 4 Door Sedan, 6 Cylinder, Auto $9,692 Stock# C7148 (203) 237-5561

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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

C H RY S LE R 3 0 0 2 0 0 7 4 Door, 8 Cylinder, Automatic $22,991 Stock# C7158 (203) 237-5561

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.



BUICK LeSabre 1993 Good condition. 4 door, pwr windows, door locks, cruise control. 135k miles. $800. Call 203 284-0648 or leave message.

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

OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme 1988 44K miles. Service by Civale Auto. Leaving for College. $1,300. 860-349-1588


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

JUNK VEHICLES WANTED Big or Small - We Haul It All. Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Farm Equipment, Scrap Metal. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 Let Us Give You A Fresh Start


SUV’S Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005

Volkswagen Passat 2008

Like New. Stock #5605B $12,995

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

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DODGE CHARGER 2008 SXT, Automatic #11361A $17,588 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT2 2004 GM3800 6-cyl, Silver w/black leather. All power, every option. Well maintained salesman's car, all highway 183k Excellent condition. $2899 OBO, Phone Vic 860.919.1246

HYUNDAI Elantra GLS 2005 One Owner, Immaculate condition. PW, PDL, CC. 5 Speed. Stock# 11779B $8,990

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2003 2 Door Convertible AT, AC, Custom Alloys, All Power. One Owner. Good gas mileage. Stock# 12-009A $7,990

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

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

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

T OY O T A C a m r y 2 0 0 5 4 Door, 4 Cylinder, All Power $10,692 Stock# C7147 (203) 237-5561


D O D G E J o u r n ey 2 0 0 9 Automatic, Navigation System Loaded! $20,991 Stock# C7157 (203) 237-5561

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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

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.

4 WD, Silver w/grey interior, All Pwr, Luggage Rack, Cruise, Tilt. AM/FM/CD. Very nice cond. One Owner 85 K Miles Stock#11867 $9,990

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.

TOYOTA Corolla 2005 sedan. 4cyl. Auto. Gray w/gray interior. AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. Alarm system. $ 8,200.00 25,200 miles (203) 679-0329

Jeep Commander 2006 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.

HYUNDAI Sonata 2003

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


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

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

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Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 2001 Auto, Fully Loaded. PW, PDL, Cruise, Alloys, Premium Stereo. One Owner Stock# 11963A $7,990

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

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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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Thursday, August 4, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

2 BOXES Cedar shingles. Some primed. Some shorts. $40 complete. (203) 269-8925

HARLEY SPRINGER SOFT TAIL 1994 Excellent!! Must see! Many extras. 203-915-9856 MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.


FOR sale 1 roll .44 cent stamps unopened. will sell whole reel at half price. thats 10000 stamps. call 860-517-9295

JET DRUM SANDER BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Boston Terrier, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Shih-Tzu, Poodle mixes, Bull Mastiff, Yorkie-Poo. $350+. Call 860-930-4001

2002 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 8,000 mls. Exc cond! Must See! $3,999 or best offer. Call 860-877-5270

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHRCI Road King Cl 2006 1450 dual cam. Reinhard TD pipes, PwrCmdr, Big Sucker intake. 10000 miles. Rear seat back support. Factory security. Laced wheels. Stock pipes included and Arlen Ness ECM. $13,500. John (203) 265-3147

AUTO PARTS 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 SKAMPER 1972 Pop up - 8x12, Sleeps 6. No rot, no leaks. Tows great. 5K miles on replaced wheel bearings. 8/20 tires. Must sell this year! $500 or best offer. (203) 265-7744

GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies, Top quality. Working lines. 2 sable males, 1 solid black female. Shots, dewormed, tattoed. AKC reg. $1200. Guaranteed. Serious inquiries please. (860) 655-0889 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 RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, TICA-SBT Reg. Seals, Blues, Flames & Bi Colors. Vet checked - Ready to go! $450. 860-329-9893

LAWN & GARDEN OLDER Wheel Horse 13 HP Kawasaki 36” Cut, Bagger- $300. 6.5 HP Toro Mower, Mulcher $90 Small Tiller 2 Cyl- $75. 203-237-6645 or 203-631-1938



15-FOOT Grumman Aluminum Canoe. Good condition. Paddles, life vests, anchor. $475, cash only. 203-634-0091.

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK BASSET HOUND Puppies for sale, serious inquiries only. Call 203-238-1600 FOR SALE One Male Yorkie 1 1/2 years old, neutered - $300. One Female Mini Schnauzer Spayed, with papers - $600. One Male Shih-Tzu, 6 years old, neutered - $300. Can’t keep. 203-639-1162

LOVESEAT FREE. 32 100yr old crystal glasses, $200/OBO. Old manual Underwood typewriter, $20, antique mirror w/coat hangers, $15. (4)wicker placemats, $10. Call 860-621-0270 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 SIRIUS Sprt Rplay radio w/dock station, hm cradle, car hrdwire. $25. 860 628-8811

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH EXERCISE Equipment Weslo Aero 750 Exercise Bike $15 Lifestyler by Health Rider $15 (203) 265-0300 FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407


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

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 18” Frigidaire Black dishwasher with rinse aid. $100. Call 860-919-0942.

WWII Military Items 203-238-3308



$$$ CA$H $$$

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

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

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


DR hutch & 8 chairs, $1200; Wooden swingset, $275; Bowflex X-treme 2, $400; washed oak crib & mattress, $99; Futon, $125; Suede-like chaisse, $125; couple small tables, $40 each; china & silverware. Call 203-516-1425 PIER 1 Imports chest dark wood $75.00. Open wooden shelves, with 2 corner shelves $75 & Rowenta commerical steamer, $75. Call 203-530-9843 SHARP Carousel Convection Microwave Oven, like new. Excellent Condition. Asking $200. Please call 860-628-2084. 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.

2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 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

HOUSES FOR RENT 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 MERIDEN. 2 BR Townhouse and 2 BR Ranch avail. starting at $1100. Sec & ref. Call Ray Valenti, 203-238-1977. ReMax Professionals. MERIDEN. Rent now, buy later. 4 BR, 3 1/2 bath East side home. Over 2500 sq. ft. Call for details Ray Valenti, 203-2381977. ReMax Professionals. WALLINGFORD - Single Family House W/ 2 BR, 2 BA, 2 car Gar. Includes dishwasher, fridge, stove, washer/dryer. $1500/ Mo. 203-294-1488 WALLINGFORD-1BR, prvt parking & good size yard. 730 sq. ft. Prvt location. $900/mo.+sec & 1st month rent. Call 203-6689024 or 203-265-1278


MERIDEN Sterling Village 2BR. PETS OK. Avail now! $1275+ utils & dep. Call Carmine @ 203-273-7630


Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts WANTED TO BUY


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

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


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

203-238-3499 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

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

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 1BR, Very large, 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $895/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 - 2 BR Apartment In a private 2 family. First Floor. New kitchen. Private yard. $775 per month. Call 860-523-0504 MERIDEN - 2 BR Hubbard Park area. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $925/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - 3BR apts, 1st flr, $950 & 2nd flr, $875. Stove & refrig. incl. Small pet ok. 203237-8384 or 203-623-5033

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 MERIDEN 1 BR, 2nd fl. Private entrance. Excellent condition. $625 plus utilities. Two months security. (860) 338-3475 MERIDEN 1 BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. Decorative FP. $725. Call 203213-8833.

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR - 2nd Floor So Colony St. Updated. Attic storage. WD hookups. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/ month + security. 203-809-4627 MERIDEN 2 BR apt. Quiet area. 2nd FL, stove & frig. $800 mo + sec. Off st parking. Section 8 approved. Near I95 & 691. 203589-1147 or 203-626-5714 MERIDEN 3BR - Huge, First Fl. Hardwood flrs. Stove, Refrig, Washer and Dryer included. Section 8 approved. $1100/mo 203-314-4978 MERIDEN 3BR. $850+utilities. 84 South First St. Off st park. No pets. Sec, refs. Call Lisa 203-935-6612 or 203-537-6137

MERIDEN 465 Crown Street Lrg. 1 BR, Heat & Hot Water. Off street parking. On site laundry. A/C. No pets. $650/mo plus deposit. 203-639-8073. 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- 2BR Apt $750, 3BR $900. Crown St. No utilities incl. 1 mo. sec. req. Section 8 approved. Available immediately! 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 3 BR, 6 RMS, 2nd flr, 504 E. Main. Clean, convenient, nice. Appls w/W/D incl. Avail Sept. $1000. 203-686-1987 or 203-427-7990 No pets. MERIDEN- A Must see! Spacious 4BR, 2nd flr duplex. Eat in kitchen, hdwd flrs, carpet on 2nd flr. $1175. Call 203-9969810 MERIDEN- Downtown apt. Inclds BR, LR, kit, prvt bath. $675/mo Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203-238-9772 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 4. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890 MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, off st. parking. Quiet house. No pets. $850. 60 Pleasant St. 203-6686066. MERIDEN-1BR, 1st flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $650 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd flr, remodeled, sep utils. Refs & good credit. $550/mo. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-621-7503 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-2BR, 2nd floor Available now! No pets $650 per month Section 8 approved 203-427-7706 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 4 BR apts starting at $750 monthly. Security & references required. Call Ray Valenti, ReMax Professionals 203-238-1977 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 4 rms, 1st flr, off st parking, nice yard, appl, laundry hook-ups. Available 8/15. Section 8 welcome. $800 plus security. 203-284-5843 MERIDEN. 4 RMS, stove & refrig, no pets, parking. Call (203) 634-6064 SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 1st fl. Very Clean. Appliances. Off st parking. No utilities. No pets. Sec & refs. $595/mo. (860) 621-4463 (860) 302-6051 SOUTHINGTON-Approx Sept 1 avail 2BR, LR, kit w/refrig & range, 1st flr, W/D hkup, ample storage, off-st-park, quiet neighborhood. No pets/smoking. $850+utils. 860-628-8386


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. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. $50 key dep. (203) 605-8591

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT PLANTSVILLE - Small office or business building. 2400 sf. Central air, detached garage. For rent or for sale. Call (860) 621-2693

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD-$1,999,000 Busy Rt-5 (North Colony Rd) commercial complex w/room for expansion, loads of parking, traffic light. Call Brian Miller at 203-265-5618

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc.

MERIDEN Ind bldg for lease. 2200 sf. 2 overhead garage doors, 12’ high. Office w/bathroom. Shop w/bathroom. $850 per mo. Triple net. 203-213-8154


WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Center of town. Off st. parking. No pets. $875 incl. utils. 203-2652856 or 203-915-9919 WALLINGFORD - 3rd flr, 2BR, big kitchen, & den, near Choate. W/D hookup. Back yard. No smoking/no pets. $750. Call 203-988-6591 WALLINGFORD 1BR, very neat & very clean. Appls, laundry hookups, Off st parking. 1year lease. No pets/smoking. $775. 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101

WALLINGFORD-$260,000 Awesome eastside location 9rm ranch on cul-de-sac updated kit 4BR, 2.5BA, fire pl, huge fam rm w/new lm fls, 2 car gar, CAIR, poss in-law, nice yard. Call Pat Burke 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD-3rd flr, 2BR, near library. No smoking/pets. Sec dep. Refs req’d. $800/mo + utils. 203-269-1426 WALLINGFORD-Apts for rent. 1BR & 3BR. Avail Sept 1st. Refrig, stove incld. No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $725-$1000. Paul 203-269-6348 WALLINGFORD. ONE bedroom, downtown, renovated, $750/ month. Call 203-284-0212

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

ROOMMATES WLFD I-91, X15. Share 4 BR Hse w/div’d prof. engr. Air, cable, internet, garage, storage, ingrnd pool. No smoke. Pets possible. $1400. 203-427-7563

MERIDEN-Make money work for you. Your payment will build equity. This 3 family offers 8BRs, .3.3.2 Living rm w/character & wood floors. Eat in kitchen w/appliances & front porch only $135,000. Call Sue F 203-265-5618



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


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 4, 2011

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


MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS 12 inch gravel sub-base CT 575852 2 0 3 - 2 3 8 - 1 7 0 8


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the


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Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460


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


Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887 HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Shrub & tree pruning, all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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


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

A-1 JUNK REMOVAL Moving Services. Cheapest prices guaranteed. Available 24/7. Immed service available. (203) 706-2347 CT Reg #612706


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

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

S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355

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

MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS 12 inch gravel sub-base CT 575852 2 0 3 - 2 3 8 - 1 7 0 8

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


203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


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

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

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

HEDGE TRIMMING Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Trim hedges. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203530-4447. 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 A-1 LANDSCAPING Clean ups, hedge trimming, tree service, masonry, mulching, gardening. Immediate service avail. 203-706-2347 CT Reg #612706

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


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



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


V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 SUMMER Specials- Roofing, Siding, Windows. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177 ROOFS R US Roofing, siding, decks, windows, remodeling. Family run 1949. BBB A+ rating. Credit cards. Show us competitor’s quote - we will beat it! 203-715-8850 #573358

Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

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

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



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

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


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


V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

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

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






No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588

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



ANNA’S Special Cleanings. Summer Discounts. Com & Res. 50% off 2nd cleaning. Call Anna 860-505-7720


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

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.


K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

IMMEDIATELY by calling before 5pm Mon-Fri


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




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

DRIVEWAYS 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


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


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

SIDING ROOFS R US Siding, roofs, windows, decks, remodeling, additions. Family run 1949. BBB A+ rating. Credit cards. Show us competitor’s quote - we will beat it! 203-7158850 #573358

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

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

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.


FILL, Topsoil & Trucking Available. Call 860-346-3226 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.

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

HEDGE TRIMMING 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, August 4, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE

EDUCATION CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACHER ASSISTANT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL Monitor students during lunch and on the playground. 3 hours per day, 5 days a week.

WALLINGFORD-Priced to Sell In-town 3BR, 1.5 bath renovated two story home ● Walk-up attic/full basement ● 2 car garage ● All hardwood floors new windows, roof, electrical ● 5 year old furnace ● Updated bathrooms Move in Condition-Must See $189,000 Call 203-265-1070

QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed oral and/or written instructions; to relate to students, staff and the public in a courteous manner. CLOSING DATE: August 17, 2011 (4:00 P.M)

Send Letter of Intent & Current Resume: Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410

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

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE YALESVILLE-Loring Court Older updated mobile home w/6ft pull-out. By owner. For info call 203-265-4452


AEROSPACE CO. Seeks Shipping/Receiving; Mfg Engineer; Set-Up/Operate CNC Lathes; & Inspectors w/exp. Email resume to : or call 860-665-0134 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN NEW REPAIR FACILITY SEEKING EXPERIENCED TECH. ASE CERTIFIED. CALL 860-301-0980. Banking CREDIT ANALYST New England Bank, a local community bank, is looking for a Commercial Credit Analyst to work at the Bristol Office. Candidate must be a selfstarter with sound communication and high analytical skills, computer literacy and ability to write very well and multitask with attention to details. Requirements would include: two to five years minimum experience in commercial credit analysis work and/or Commercial Lending, with an understanding of C&I and CRE analysis, Bachelors degree with a Major in Finance or Business Administration. Competitive compensation package, 401K, medical insurance and more. Please fax or send resume to New England Bank, PO Box 1279, Enfield, CT 06083-1279, Attention: HR, or Fax 860-253-4038. All applications and inquiries held in confidence. An equal opportunity employer.

Nucor Steel Connecticut is looking for a

Rolling Mill Metallurgist Duties will include ensuring a safe work environment, working effectively with other departments (Sales, Production, Shipping, Mesh Plant, etc.) on inventory and quality issues of Wire Rod and Rebar, Oversee the daily mechanical testing and inspection of Wire Rod and Rebar. Monitor and control the status of non-conforming Wire Rod and Rebar. Train and evaluate the competence of Rolling Mill QA Inspectors. Champion process, quality, and cost improvements. Work with customers to resolve issues and further develop Nucor's business. Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at and be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire and submit resume. HELP WANTED

Nurse Aide and Patient Care Technicians MidState Medical Center MidState Medical Center is a progressive community hospital with an opening for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to work in our "team-oriented" environment. We are committed to creating a workplace that thrives on caring, respect and teamwork. Specialty area opportunities: Telemetry: Monitoring of all telemetry patients; some recept duties will be required. ED:Patient Care Technician: requires EKG and Phlebotomy experience QUALIFICATIONS: At least one year of CNA experience and/or Medical Assisting is preferred. High school diploma required. CPR validation within 3 months of hire is required. Experience with comfort measures, collecting vital signs, EKG's, phlebotomy as well as blood glucose monitoring. Must be able to speak, read and write English, perform basic arithmetic, and possess basic keyboarding skills to enter patient related data into computer. For more information about MidState Medical Center, and to apply on line visit our website at Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer

Per Diem Pharmacist This position will provide pharmaceutical care consistent with safe, effective medication usage. REQUIREMENTS: current CT licensure, previous hospital pharmacy experience highly desirable. Weekdays and weekends.


AUTO Body Tech and/or Painter Clean, modern shop. Great benefits. Mon-Fri 8-5. Contact Mallory (860) 747-8102

DIESEL MECHANIC - Full Time, 5 Years Exp. Repair all types of equipment. Fax resume to 203238-9512

CHILD care ctr in Southington has PT and FT positions with all ages. Center exp and/or ECE cred pref. E-mail resume to or call Michelle weekdays at 860-628-5524.

GENERAL OFFICE Kogut Nursery, LLC is looking for a conscientious, detail oriented person with the ability to multitask. Applicant must have exp with Quickbooks. General office duties including AP, payroll, bank reconciliations, customer service, answering phones, order entry & filing. Fax resumes to: 203-235-8730 or e-mail:

CHILD PHOTOGRAPHERPUT A SMILE ON A CHILD’S FACE... and a memory in someone’s heart. If you enjoy working with children and have an interest in photography, we’ll train you to assist or take high quality school portraits. Paid training, benefits, fun working environment, seasonal work during the school year, early mornings. Please call 860-6283920 ext. 17


Per Diem Pharmacy Technician This position will assist the pharmacist prepare and dispense medication, will receive and store incoming supplies, maintain inventory records online, and other duties as may be assigned. REQUIREMENTS: high school diploma, minimally and relevant training and experience. Gaylord Hospital is a not-for-profit long term acute care hospital specializing in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: or mail to


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

P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

HELP WANTED No experience necessary!

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DRIVER/SCHOOL BUS DATTCO, a leader in the school bus transportation industry, is now accepting applications for P/T school bus drivers. CDL a plus but not a must. We will provide the training you need to be successful. Excellent starting pay and opportunity for advancement. Apply in person @ 131 Tuttle Road, Middletown. AA/EOE

MANUFACTURING POSITIONS Tig Welder, Aerospace 5yr exp, Brazing exp also helpful. Tool Maker, 5yr exp Manual Mill, Lathe, protrac exp Solid Growth Potential Email: Apply at: Lynn Welding 75 Rockwell Rd, Newington CT

BARN Help Needed Must have experience. Sunday-Thursday. Morning hours. 203-213-2798 DRIVER/LABORER w/Class A CDL license Exp. in asphalt paving a plus Call 203-294-0657 ELECTRICAL Panel Assembly/ Machinery Wiring. Exp nec. Call for more info 860-349-1788 or fax resume 860-349-9949


P/TIME Office/Receptionist Wlfd Car Dealership (203) 284-8989 Fax 203-269-1114 ROOFERS-& Roofing Sheet Metal Mechanics. EPDM exp a must. Apply in person ready to work at Quality Roofing Systems, 599 Island Lane, West Haven


TEST SHOOTER Temp., PT/FT Position for Ballistics Lab Asst. Shooting and reloading, experience helpful but not required. Apply in person at: Lyman Products Corp. 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Needed for busy pediatric office. Experience preferred. Must be able to multi-task. Fax resume to: 203-265-3321

Nursing Leadership Opportunities Elim Park Baptist Home is now hiring an RN Manager for a 30 bed Subacute Rehab Unit and a Quality/Compliance Nurse Manager. Both openings are FT, day shift positions. RN license in good standing req'd, BSN preferred.

RN Nurse Manager Accountable for the planning, organizing, developing, and directing of Nursing Services for our short term/subacute unit. Supervisory exp. in a long term or rehab facility.

Quality/Compliance Nurse Manager Responsible for the planning, coordination, and implemention of the nursing department's quality improvement programs and State and Federal regulatory compliance. Develop and lead initiatives focused on quality patient care. 3+ years clinical exp. req'd, supervisory exp. preferred. Apply in person Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT weekdays 8a-7p, weekends 10a-3p e-mail: or fax resume with cover letter and salary requirements to 203-271-7794. No Phone calls EOA,A/A,D/V,M/F OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTRelated Services Easter Seals Rehabilitation of Central CT has an immediate opening for a full time OTR/L (35hrs/per week) in a local school district. Experience in related services preferred. Comprehensive benefit package. For information call 203-237-1448, extension 23 or email: RECREATION/TRD Currently seeking a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist. Candidate must have a CT cert. or AS/BS degree in Recreation OR be enrolled in a Therapeutic Recreation CT Cert. Program. MDS 3.0 knowledge a plus. Please fax resume to 203-757-0634 or apply in person Mon-Fri, 9-4. Meridian Manor 1132 Meriden Rd, Waterbury Attn: Ms. Smith

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