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Volume 10, Number 35

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Irene displays her bad temper in Plainville By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Hurricane Irene, later to be downgraded to Tropical Storm Irene, came whipping through the state in the early

hours of Sunday morning, leaving a path of destruction worth billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of homes without power. Plainville was not unique, as flash flooding forced resi-

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Plainville Fire Company rescuers arrive at the scene of Robert Street Ext. to evacuate residents whose homes were flooded by Tropical Storm Irene on Sunday. Plainville Police Sgt. Charles Smedick said about four families were rescued via motorized raft.

Committee to analyze dissemination of public information By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

Monday night’s special meeting of the board of education to discuss a freedom of information matter was anything but ordinary. The 50plus people in the audience applauded periodically, an attorney was admonished for addressing the school board and it was the first public meeting held with new superintendent Jeffrey Kitching. The Aug. 29 meeting was

held to discuss the rights of non-school board members to obtain free BOE documents in light of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission’s recent ruling in a similar case in Newington. However, attorney Kenneth John Laska, who represents board member Andrea Saunders, said the assembly was not actually a meeting because, according to a state statute, notices of such must See BOE, page 19

dents from their homes on Robert Street Ext., and as of Monday, about 1,600 people were still left with the lights out with Connecticut Light and Power scrambling to get customers illuminated again. As of Tuesday morning, Connecticut Light and Power’s website claimed 45 Plainville residents were still without power. “There are traffic lights out on New Britain Avenue, but we have portable stop signs up,” said Plainville Police Sgt. Charles Smedick on Monday. Also affected by the storm was the Plainville Fire Company’s Hot Air Balloon Festival, which is the biggest event of the year for the company. Fireworks and the balloon glow on Friday night still took place as scheduled, but on Saturday Irene made her widely unwanted presence known. On the event’s Facebook page, the festival was announced to open at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and the compa-

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Before Irene’s winds began whipping Plainville, several hot air balloons were able to fly during the 6 a.m. See Irene, page 20 launch.

There wasn’t an app for that, until now By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen In the world of iPhones, users might be familiar with the phrase, “There’s an app for that.” But up until a couple weeks ago, there wasn’t an application that does what Flic the Movie Tracker does, developed by Plainville resident Shaun Wyman and his friend and business partner Kevin Morgan. The Flic application allows users to track release dates for movies for whatever services the user prefers, like NetFlix, RedBox, InDemand, DirecTV OnDemand, iTunes, and theatrical releases. “Me and Kevin have had a lot of different dumb ideas over the years and always joked

if one of us actually had a good one, we would always go 50-50 no matter what, me and him would always do it together,” Wyman said about getting the idea rolling for the application. Wyman, 31, said the idea got started when he was flipping through releases on Comcast, but couldn’t remember what was good or the previews for any of the movies. Morgan, 31, said they started working on Flic around mid-March, and finally launched the application several weeks ago. Wyman and Morgan said they weren’t sure what to expect in terms of downloads, and thought that getting 10 to 15 downloads a day (with no publicity) was a low number. See App, page 9


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 1, 2011

Plainville Briefs

Labor Day closings

Lottery for ballot order

The Registrars of Voters will hold a public lottery to determine the order of names to appear on the ballot for the municipal election on Nov. 8. The lottery will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m., in room 302 at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square. The drawing of

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Police officers receive awards On June 15, police officers and troopers from the state of Connecticut were honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving at the 25th Annual MADD Connecticut Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony was held at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. The awards were presented to those officers who have made great achievements in the areas of enforcement, education, community involvement, training, underage drinking or volunteering with MADD. From Plainville, Officer Matthew D’Amore and Sgt. Charles Smedick were honored. “These individuals are dedicated to MADD’s mission to stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking,” said Janice Heggie Margolis, executive director of MADD CT. “MADD appreciates their efforts in helping to make the roads in Connecticut safer.”

Car wash fundraiser Dance Xpressions Dance Studio in Plainville will have a car wash Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Vita’s Italian Eatery, Route 10, Plainville. All proceeds help defray costs of upcoming dance competitions and performances. For more information, call Pam Christiansen, at (860) 747-6199 or (860) 302-3617, or Phyllis Boucher, director, Dance Xpressions, (860) 7473512 or (860) 593-4742.

Eastern Star to meet Frederica Chapter 110 Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. In addition to its routine business, the chapter will celebrate its founder Robert Morris. Members from nearby chapters are invited to attend. Refreshments will follow. The group will also hold a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. In addition to its routine business, the chapter will prepare for its annual official visitation. Refreshments will follow. For more information, call (860) 673-9342.

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Redeemer’s Church salutes soldiers By Carla D. Simmons Special to The Citizen

On Aug. 20, the Jubilee Chorus of Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville, sponsored the outdoor “Thank You Fest” in honor of the armed force’s veterans and troops presently serving in the U.S. military. With the parking lot patriotically festooned in red, white and blue, approximately 40 people gathered to celebrate and enjoy music, food and fellowship. Following the singing of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” various groups and individuals entertained and engaged the audience with gospel and traditional songs. Three barrels of “goodies” including toiletries, snacks, books and thank you letters were collected to be shipped to the troops. The highlight of the afternoon was provided by Sgt. Jamell McDonald, a member of the Connecticut National Guard, HHC 1-102 INF, New Haven. McDonald, 26, entered the National Guard in February 2003 and served two

tours in Afghanistan: April 2005 to April 2006 and February 2010 to November 2010. Through a short speech and during a question and answer session, he shared some of his experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan. In addition to military missions, his unit spent time trying to make everyday life better for the Afghani people in various villages. These activities consisted of construction projects as well as providing everything from dental care to stitches. McDonald remarked that no matter what they were doing, “life was on the line” and it was necessary to “watch yourself.” He thanked God for allowing him to return home safely. McDonald is presently taking advantage of his veteran’s benefits by attending Manchester Community College to obtain his associates degree and then plans to further his education, possibly at Central Connecticut State University or University of Connecticut. Also recognized were Redeemer’s veterans the Rev. Cordell Patterson (Navy), Dan Curulla (Army, Navy

Citizens group meets monthly The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Next meeting will be Sept. 6. New members are always welcome. For information, contact John Kisluk, president, at (860) 747-3542 or e-mail or visit the website

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Sgt. Jamell McDonald receives the red carpet treatment during the “Thank You Fest” held to honor servicemen and women, past and present.

and National Guard) and Pamela Harris (Army). Many who attended were deeply moved by and expressed gratitude for the sacrifices the U.S. troops are making and have made. “We had a wonderful time at this program. Thank you to all the service men and women,” said Carol Shephard, whose daughter served in Desert Storm and is an Air Force Master Sergeant currently stationed stateside. Patricia Beverley said, “It was a very inspirational afternoon. I’m so glad I attended.” Jean Mack, president of the Jubilee Choir, asked, “Do people really care about our soldiers?” She hopes they do and that this effort, in some small way, lifted the spirits of any soldier, active or veteran, who may be thinking he or she is forgotten. The afternoon ended with remarks by Redeemer’s Pastor Elvin Clayton who asked the Lord to bless and watch over the troops. Clayton then led the crowd in a heartfelt rendition of “America the Beautiful.”


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 1, 2011

History by Hummel

Those wild dancing days when the bands played By Ruth Sharp Hummel Special to The Citizen

Plainville residents have always had an affinity for music of all kinds. Whether it was the ancient Fife and Drum Corps or Hummel Grace Jersey leading the Plainville High Band, townsfolk stood and cheered.

As early as 1877 there was a removable band stand, which from time to time, meandered to a new spot in the center of town. After serving as the center of attention for many a musical evening, the poor thing fell apart and was never replaced. But think of the happy crowds, gathered on balmy evenings in the various local locations. Ladies in white summer gowns, with high necks and long sleeves not cool — but oh, so stylish! Kids running around yelling

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Plainville Military Band is very confusing and it seems to be the same as the Plainville Cornet Band: In 1825 it had 25 members and was often referred to as simply the Plainville Band. Very confusing. One account from that era tells us that when the famous Colts Band in Hartford (known as the best in Connecticut) found itself with too many bookings, it would send some uniforms over to


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Plainville and “our boys” would play the extra gig. Supposedly no one was ever the wiser. Another very popular group, the “O.H. Robertson Celebrated Quadrille Band” (O.H. was Stan Robertson’s grandfather) was very active during the 1890s. O.H. ended his career by cutting off the tip of a finger.

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as loud as the music, and men, in clusters, perhaps discussing the news, or perhaps sipping from the bottle that was being passed. Much later in the mid 1900s, the Plainville Lions Club made valiant attempts to build a band stand in Norton Park, but it never happened. But back to 1871: the Plainville Band (also known as the Plainville Cornet Band, even the Citizen Cornet Band) was formed and was an immediate hit. By August of 1872, uniforms had been purchased and “grand uniforms they were” consisting of swallow-tail coats and trousers with gold braids! The instruments for the ensemble were obtained with funds donated by those music loving townsfolk. The patriotic fever still was affecting the citizens from the Civil War. Additional pieces were paid for by band members. Hark! I hear the theme from “Music Man.” Don’t you? The group played for dances into the wee small hours of the morning and all over the area and drew large crowds. The history of the


Thursday, September 1, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

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Plainville Girl Scout Troop 66006 organized a town-wide scouting walkathon at the Plainville High School track to raise funds for Haitian relief and collect nonperishable food for the Plainville Community Food Pantry. The event was a success as $202 was donated to UNICEF, and three bags of food were donated to the food pantry. UNICEF is working to keep children’s issues at the core of post-earthquake construction. The Girl Scouts are working towards the Girl Scout Silver Award. A special thanks to Gnazzo’s Food Center, which donated water bottles in support of this event. Participating Girl Scouts included Jessica Brown, Theresa Muszynski, Ashley Walker, Alicia Gorski and Sara Oakes.

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA is participating in the JCPenney philanthropic campaign that supports after-school programs nationwide. Pennies from Heaven invites customers at JCPenney stores to donate their spare change, which in turn will be used to provide children in need with special programming. “With budget cuts in education, there’s never been a more important time to support after-school programs as a valuable community resource that helps to bridge the education gap,” said Chris Pallatto, executive director of the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA and vice president of membership and strategic development for the YMCA of Greater Hartford. “As local families prepare for the back-to-school season, we


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 1, 2011

Long-time insurance agency embracing changes Citizen readers in April as the best insurance company serving Plainville and Southington, has gone through changes since Berlin resident Stephen

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PCS Youth Theater shows

The PCS Youth Theater, now in its 26th season, will be presenting a musical review: “Ziegfeld In Review,” on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Plainville High School Auditorium, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. The curtain time is 7:30 p.m. and there is an admission price per person; tickets are higher priced at the door. Tickets are available from any cast member, at Saints Restaurant, 1248 Queen St., in Southington, and at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. The cast consists of more than 50 performers between the ages of 8 and 15 from the central Connecticut community: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, New Britain, Plainville, Southington and Terryville. The artistic director of the PCS Youth Theater is Peter Peluso, Maryjane Peluso is music director, Chris Kuzia is choreographer and Foster White is producer.

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Stand Down steps up to help needy veterans

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs in Rocky Hill is expecting more than 1,000 homeless and needy veterans to attend Stand Down 2011, an event that provides free services, assistance and information from federal and state agencies as well as local businesses and corporations for Connecticut veterans. This event will be held Friday, Sept. 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the State Veterans Home Campus, 287 West St., Rocky Hill. This is the 16th year that Connecticut has sponsored Stand Down for its veterans in need. Last year a record 1,300 needy veterans participated in Stand Down at the Rocky Hill campus. “Stand Down has become a proud Connecticut tradition and I believe it is our state at it’s finest,” state veterans affairs commissioner Linda Schwartz said. “Stand Down is a place where needy and homeless veterans can receive the help that they

need. Where else in Connecticut can you go to court and get a case settled and your license renewed, get a haircut, your teeth cleaned and an eye examination, all in the same day?” Needy veterans or their advocates can pre-register and receive more information by calling (860) 616-3801 or by visiting However, preregistration is not required to attend Stand Down. Free transportation for veterans is available from pick-up locations around the state. Key urban areas to be served include Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, Meriden, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwich, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury. Organizations and individuals interested in contributing resources or services to Stand Down 2011 are asked to contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs at (860) 616-3801.

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Historic center open — The Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The summer exhibit is “Two Men and a Dream.” Information: (860) 747-6577. Nature park cleanup — The Tomasso Nature Park will be open Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for volunteers to come and help beautify the park. Stop by with gloves and clipping equipment, and bottled water. Questions? Call Sue Holcomb at (860) 747-8996. 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 residency. Commer-



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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., every Wednesday of the month. Historic center tours — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during school hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 7476577.

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History Continued from page 4 “O.H.” also manufactured cow stanchions on his big Camp Street farm, and rehearsals were held in the workshop of the little factory. (A cow stanchion holds the

cow in her stall, yet allows her to move her head.) Dances were a great form of entertainment. They also afforded the opportunity for communication in those days before there were many phones, gossip, flirtations (flirtations were a special

skill in those days) observations and resolutions of local problems and happenings were very important. What a wonderful era of entertainment. Ruth Sharp Hummel is the Plainville town historian and town naturalist.

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Shaun Wyman, of Plainville, gives a virtual tour of his iPhone application, Flic the Movie Tracker, that he developed with friend/business partner Kevin Morgan, of Bristol. The application was launched several weeks ago and has climbed in popularity, without any publicity.

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“Little bit under our expectations, but a lot of people thought it was pretty good,” Morgan said. “We thought that was low at first, but when we talked to other developers they said they never had more than five in a day,” Wyman said. “We had no idea what to expect because neither of us have done this before.” After learning of their apparent success, Wyman said

there has yet to be any negative feedback, but unfortunately the warpath of Tropical Storm Irene kicked the application’s servers offline for a little while earlier in the week. When a user downloads the application, they can choose a movie they want to see, whether it has yet to come out in theaters or if they’re waiting for it to come out on DVD. Once selected and placed in the user’s See App, page 16

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Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will have a tag sale Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Rev. Robert Watson is the new celebrant for Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., Plainville, and St. Gabriel’s Church in Kensington. He has been serving as pastor associate at the two churches since December 2000. There will also be supply clergy for the next several weeks. The schedule is: Sept. 4, the Rev. Watson; Sept. 11, the Rev. Peter Floyd; Sept. 18 and 25, the Rev. Helen Moore. Worship is at 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming events

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

Lobster or chicken dinner The Third Annual Lobster or Barbecue Chicken Dinner will be held at Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave.,

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on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu is baked potato, corn on the cob, salad, drink and dessert. There is a children’s menu which includes a choice of hamburger or hotdog with chips, drink and dessert. Children ages 1 to 5 are free. There is a ticket price and tickets must be prepurchased. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-5209.

Grace Church worship times Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Plainville, gathers for two worship services on Sundays: 9 a.m. is more traditional, yet comfortable and relaxed in style; and 11:15 a.m. is a contemporary service which is starting on Sept. 18. For more information, visit or call (860) 747-5191.

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Church School at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., will resume Sunday, Sept. 11. In addition, a pre-teen group for boys and girls age 10 and older is being organized for religious education,

Joseph Spagna Joseph Spagna, 56, Southington, died on Aug. 28, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maryann (Paradise) Spagna. He was born in New Britain June 21, 1955, son of the late Salvatore and Josephine (DeGrandi) Spagna. He was a “shop teacher” at the Middle School of Plainville for 34 years. He was very active in helping others outside of his career as a teacher. He was a supervisor for American Medical Response in Waterbury, was on the Mt. Southington Ski Patrol, a volunteer in the


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Letters to the Editor

Simple suggestion

To the editor: This is my suggestion for the Plainville Town Charter — it reflects the Midwest mindset where I grew up. We elect the town council. The town council sets the town budget. If we do not like the budget, we elect someone else to the town council in the next election. Simple. Straightforward. Cheaper than all those elections and battles for the budget. Charlotte Politis Plainville

Businesses come through

To the editor: The 2011 GE 5K Road Race, on July 17, benefiting the Petit Family Foundation, was a great success this year. I am so grateful to our six

Plainville businesses that sponsored our road race raffle prizes this year. It is the first time that all of our sponsors were from Plainville. What a great sense of community spirit it was. The six businesses were Dairy Queen, Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, Liberty Bank, First & Last Tavern, Central Valley Cheerleading Training Center and the International Institute of Cosmetology. My heartfelt thanks goes out to these great businesses for their generous donations that helped our committee purchase prizes for this year’s raffle ticket. We couldn’t have a successful raffle without businesses and people like you that care about the Petit Family Foundation and the community. Each year I’m amazed and thrilled by the generosity and support shown to the Petit Family and this impor-

tant foundation and I’m grateful for the special people I come in contact with who join the raffle committee in raising money to show their love for the Petit Family. I also want to thank the sponsors of our very delicious and fun pasta dinner the night before the race on July 16. General Electric and Connecticut Solid Surface were our primary sponsors with Farmington Woods Golf Course, OFI, Hospital for Special Care, Stellar Ventures, Boston Red Sox and UCONN Basketball donating great door prizes. Last, but not least, thank you to all of the volunteers that helped with the kid games and door prizes and selling pasta and raffle tickets and wristbands for both days. You are my friends and always show your love and support for this foundation. What a great team we make.

Government Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 1 Bicycle Friendly, Municipal Center, 4 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5 Municipal Center closed for Labor Day Tuesday, Sept. 6 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Cen-

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It is true about being the change you wish to see in the world. We do it each year, each day. Thank you all for coming together as friends and community to raise money to allow the Petit Family Foundation to continue its mission. Sue Bradley Plainville Sue Bradley serves on the GE 5K Road Race committee and organizes the raffle prizes.

Board member, voice of reason To the editor: Thank you, Andrea Saunders, Republican member of the Plainville Board of Education. Finally, you provide us with an honest voice of reason and some long overdue accountability to the taxpayers of Plainville. The Plainville Board of Education has long been an elite bastion of the local progressive Democrats, including the past superintendent, who have led us down the treacherous path of towering school building debt, now due and payable. The Democrats in majority has been successful to date, in relegating most Republicans to the back of the school bus to quietly sit and sip the Kool Aid. The compliant interlopers flee the scene as soon as their term is over. It has been our loss. Anyone, including private citizens who question are branded anti-education and vilified. Enter the competent, principled, and I would add, brave Mrs. Saunders. The information at issue, termed encumbrances, consists of funds expended at the very end of the fiscal year. Amazingly, things consistently work out so that all bills are paid on June 30, with no additional funds requested, and there is no money left over to be returned to the town. The Republican contingent on the town council, acting according to the charter as the finance board, wants to review these fig-

ures. Common sense tells us that the information should be provided without question or delay and without charge. Furthermore, this review really should include five years in arrears to establish a pattern of BOE yearend spending. Andrea Saunders’ timing is perfect. Our new superintendent, we hope, will maintain a nonpartisan stance, to honestly serve his employer, the taxpayers of Plainville. The voters need to do their part to provide Andrea with some competent allies. I support Charlotte Koskoff, who thinking on her own, recently suggested diverting some year-end money to fund a beneficial reading program and was shouted down, and the independent, diligent and outspoken John Kisluk. I am so sad that I cannot recommend any Republican candidate for the board this time. Janice Eisenhauer Plainville

Questioning ‘road blocks’

To the editor: After months of bickering back and forth between the electees to the board of education and the town council, I pose this question to [school board chairwoman] Becky Tyrrell: Why all the road blocks in furnishing requested paperwork and providing definitive answers to the council who represent me as well as all the citizens of Plainville? Stonewalling has been apparent and I have to wonder why. Are you trying to demonstrate to the Plainville citizenry that you are in charge of the board of ed and you alone decides what and whom you respond to? As I recall, when the decision was made to charge for FOI documents, it was conveniently made by Dr. Binkowski, serving as interim superintendent, letting you off the hook. Perhaps See Letters, next page

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Recent graduate

Nicole Gauvin graduated from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 1 with a master’s degree in special education for elementary Gauvin education for children with special needs. She graduated with a 3.8 grade point average. She was a 2004 graduate of Plainville High School. She is the daughter of Robert and Janice Gauvin; sister of Monica Gauvin; and granddaughter of Samuel Perniciaro, all of Plainville.

Project graduation

YMCA Project Graduation is an All-Night Drug and Alcohol-Free Party held at the YMCA for the seniors on graduation night. Planning this event takes a lot of volunteers and plenty of organization to make the night a success like in past years. It is a fun-filled night for the

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and more disconcerting, is there something the board of ed is trying to conceal from Plainville citizens? William Shakespeare wrote, “He doth protest too much.” In this case, it makes me wonder if it’s “she.” Carole Frangos Plainville

Disgusted with actions

To the editor: I recently read the latest article in The Plainville Citizen regarding the ongoing battle between the board of education and the town council regarding the availability of documents regarding encumbrances, funds remaining at the end of the budget year to pay for items that have not yet been billed. The

seniors, full of good times, prizes, tons of food and a great way to congratulate them for their years of hard work. On behalf of Project Graduation, the group would like to invite anyone interested to the first meeting which will be held at the Plainville YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., in the teen center on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. The meetings will be held once a month until it gets closer to graduation at which time the group will meet more frequently. Senior parents are encouraged to join. Junior parents are also welcome as they will be senior parents next year and this provides the opportunity to learn how the whole process works. For more information, contact Kris Dargenio, at (860) 302-6627 or .

Pancake breakfast Project Graduation’s first fundraiser will be held at Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 8 to 10 a.m. For tickets, call Kris Dargenio at (860) 3026672. more I read the article, the more disgusted I became. The first thing you read about is board of education chairperson Becky Tyrrell’s reference to a Freedom of Information Commission ruling in Newington. As I understand it, the ruling Ms. Tyrrell is referencing pertains to Newington only, not state-wide. This is Plainville and let’s concentrate on how Plainville corrects its problems. Ms. Tyrrell goes on to say that the decision to charge the council was made by Interim School Superintendent, Kathleen Binkowski, the board of education did not meet concerning charging the council for FOI information, Am I being led to believe that the interim school superintendent is refusing the release of financial documents because of $.50 per page cost? This coming from the same board of education



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Students from Plainville stand among other recipients of American Savings Foundation scholarships during a reception held Aug. 9 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Nearly 400 students received a total of $675,000 in scholarships. Plainville recipients included Dylan Chasse, Sacred Heart University; Alyssa Chmura, Saint Joseph College; Jennifer Davis, Saint Joseph College; Samuel Hausman, University of Connecticut; Alyse Lamarre, Eastern Connecticut State University; Alana Mullin, Villanova University; Cristina Mullin, Hood College; and Alexander Salazar, Marist College. that had enough funding to hire a lawyer to tell our town council they work for the state of Connecticut. Perhaps that money came from the account that once allowed our school children to participate in sports without charge. Ms. Tyrrell states that “one of the main problems I have with this situation, as a member of the board, our bylaws and ethically we know you are not to do anything that would create a situation that would benefit someone else because you want to. In this situation, that’s exactly what happened,” Tyrrell said. Is Ms. Tyrrell saying that [board of education member] Andrea Saunders actions were unethical? As I understand it, Ms. Saunders is a member of the board of education and is entitled to documents. If she wants to share them with her hus-

band, so what. The last I knew Scott Saunders is a member of the Plainville Town Council, not the KGB. If the board of education is questioning the moral standards of one of its members, I believe this falls under the jurisdiction of chairperson Tyrrell. It is curious that for over a year, Dr. Binkowski and Tyrrell have exerted so much energy in finding ways not to disclose expenditures and encumbrances to the town council, but it only took a week to have a meeting called to discuss the “unethical” doings of one of its board of education members. Ms. Tyrrell mentions the problem Richard Carmelich III, school director of finances and operations, having to go to the high school basement to retrieve a bill requested by the council. In this day and age, don’t we have computer programs

that store that information for easy access? I have sat in town council meetings when our town manager, with our town accountant sitting nearby, was asked direct questions pertaining to the town budget. A few key strokes on his laptop computer by the accountant and the needed information was passed on to the town manager who answered the questions in minutes. I would have thought that the school’s director of finances and operations would have requested that form of computer information system accessibility years ago. Ms. Tyrrell states, “I’m distressed, this is not what we are supposed to be focusing on. We want to have a good school year with a new superintendent and we are bogged down with ‘he said, she said.’ This is not at all

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The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., is having a special presentation, “Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft” on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. The seminar is presented by Brian Monroe and John Palmieri. A complimentary dinner will be served and there will be a raffle to win a credit card/paper shredder. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call Edesa Ciscar, (860) 628-5656.

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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.

Snappy seniors All amateur photographers are invited to join a loosely formed “club” named the Snappy Seniors. The group gets together about once a month and travels to various places, such as Magic Wings in Massachusetts or Hartford’s Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, just to have fun taking pictures. Anyone interested may join. If anyone’s knowledge of photog-

raphy needs an update, sign up for the four-week class, “Learn To Take Great Pictures.” There will be an informal planning meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. to decide on photo trips for fall and winter seasons. Call the senior center to register.

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App Continued from page 9 queue, the application will notify the user immediately when the movie becomes available for whatever service was selected. Before actually beginning the work, Wyman and Morgan searched through other applications, trying to see if their idea had been done before. “The first month before we actually started doing anything, we were trying to find this,” Wyman said. “We thought it had to exist, we thought we were missing because how does it not exist?” Come to find out, Wyman’s and Morgan’s idea was unique, so the two began blueprinting and putting the

about the new automated trash system, at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. He will talk about the new trash carts, how the carts will need to be positioned and what can go into the single-stream recycling carts. He will also answer any questions or concerns about this new program, which begins the week of Sept. 12. To register, call the senior center at (860) 7475728. application into motion. They enlisted the help of Wyman’s brother, who operates computer servers for a living, to run the server for Flic. Wyman said Morgan did the coding, and then they hired a 17-year-old developer from North Carolina they found on the Internet to develop the visual portion of the application. “So we’re using our real world skills in different areas and putting them to work,” Wyman said. For 99 cents, iPhone users can get the Flic app, which Wyman said he and Morgan spent less than $500 to put together. The first-time application developers said there are plans to expand Flic, by developing the application for Android phones, and eventu-

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Action heats up as summer winds down By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

As summer comes to a close, some sports tidbits from this reporter’s notebook … OH WHAT A NIGHT: Plainville High School football coach Chris Farrell said his team’s second annual Pride Night was a success. Last Monday, at midnight, the Blue Devils took the field for their first full-contact practice of the season. A sizeable crowd came out to get a first look at the local gridders. “The stands were full and there were people standing around the fence,” Farrell said. “The players and coaches really appreciate the support the town gives us. The support really motivates the players and makes them pick it up a couple notches. The players did a great job and have continued to work hard. It was a great way to start the season.” Plainville is coming off its finest season in more than a decade. The Blue Devils finished 8-3 in 2010. IT BEGINS: The Plainville High School football team has been working out since mid-August. This past weekend, PHS’s remaining fall sports teams — boys and girls soccer, girls swimming, volleyball and cross country — were slated to begin practice. PHS girls soccer coach Leszek Wrona, for one, felt confident his players would show up for Day 1 in shape. Wrona expected the Lady Blue Devils to put in a good amount of work during the off-season. “I’m sure they did,” he said. “You have to count on the players to do some stuff during the offseason and to be ready for the season.” Tim Brown, the boys soccer coach at PHS, echoed that. “Fitness training is all

I’m allowed to be involved in” during the off-season, said Brown. “Anything they do on their own is really up to them. Certainly they’re encouraged to do whatever ball-work they can do.” LOOKING FOR AN EDGE: Days before his Plainville High School volleyball team was to convene for the season, coach Steve Compson was hitting the books. “I am going through my notebooks on volleyball,” he said. “The night I was hired for JV, I started taking notes on volleyball and I have not stopped yet.” This is Compson’s fifth year at the helm of the Lady Blue Devils. “Almost every book I have read on coaching or sports, each DVD I have watched, each clinic I have attended, I have notes and diagrams for. I did that for basketball as well,” Compson pointed out. “Many times (former PHS girls basketball coach) Lisa Mandeville and I raced from work to the opening of a clinic on Friday. We got up early so we would not miss a session on the weekends. We were always looking for a new idea to add to the arsenal, a better way to coach a skill.” WASH OUT: With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the east coast, the Plainville High School girls swim team’s planned trip to Camp Spofford in New Hampshire last week was cancelled. The Lady Blue Devils were to hit the road Friday and spend five days up north training and bonding. PATS ATTACK: Niko Koutouvides ran into his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recently. Koutouvides and his new employer, the New England Patriots, downed the Bucs, 31-14, in a preseason matchup Aug. 18. See Action, next page


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Last week, the Plainville High School football team held its first practice of the season in full pads. The annual midnight session — Pride Night — drew a good crowd of onlookers.


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Koutouvides, a Plainville High School graduate, is entering his eighth NFL season. The 30-year-old sees most of his action on special teams, and he’s just fine with that. “Anything they ask of me, that’s my job,” Koutouvides told Enterprise News, explaining his role with the Patriots. “(My job’s) to do what I’m told, and I can’t control anything else.” DAY IS DONE: Veteran Berlin High School athletics director Jim Day will leave his post at the end of the academic year after a decade on the job. The 58-year-old is not in the market for a hammock, however. He will seek other employment, and plans to return to coaching. “I’m going to stay busy,” said Day, who navigated the BHS wrestling team for nearly three decades before giving up the reins of the program in 2007. “I’m not ready to retire totally.” Coaching-wise, Day said his future plans are wide open. He could land back in high school, or college wrestling, perhaps, and wouldn’t mind serving as an assistant. “My ego doesn’t tell me I have to be a head coach.”

MLB road trip continues for Citizen freelancer By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen Florida is a very strange sports state. It has two baseball teams, The Tampa Bay Rays which have won two AL East titles plus an American League pennant in the last three years, and the Florida Marlins, which has won two World Series. Nobody cares. I took in a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Rays at Tropicana Field on Aug. 19. The Rays won in dramatic fashion, scoring two runs off of

King Felix Hernandez in the eighth with a large assist from the dreadful Mariners’ defense. A word about Hernandez. He has great numbers. Innings pitched, earned run average, strikeouts to walks ratio. All great. Except he doesn’t win games. Last year he won the Cy Young Award for all those lovely numbers. Except his win total is not lovely. He is one of those guys — The Yankees’ A.J. Burnett is the poster boy for this category — who finds a way to lose. Seattle scores one, he gives up two, Seattle scores four, he gives up five.

Tell me all the numbers you like. Last time I checked the only thing that counts is the standings, which is based on won-lost record. Gimme a pitcher who wins games, not a stat winner. But I digress. That night some 14,500 fans showed up at the Tropicana Dome. If that many fans showed up for a Red Sox or Yankee game they would call the game off. The other night a paltry 11,000 somehow found their way to the park — which is located on an interstate See Freelancer, next page

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— and we sat in right field. They are baseball savvy, a heckuva lot more savvy than a lot of Rays’ fans if their talk show “contributions” are any indication. They both inhaled hot dogs and drinks — Marion, the elder, had three Bud Lights, which is par for the course; keeps her young, she says — and Marge didn’t miss a trick. I also took in a minor league game in Clearwater, the Class A Clearwater Threshers, a Phillies’ farm club. Some 3,555 showed up, which is not at all bad for this level. Of course, that it was $1 beer night might have had something to do with it. But it was a fun night. The team plays at Bright House Field, the Phillies’ spring training home, so the place is major league quality. But even then, the St. Pete Times, a very good paper, ignores the team, printing only the box score. But they fill the paper with minute-byminute accounts of the state’s college football teams and of the Tampa Bay Bucs.

But funny thing, the Bucs can’t give away tickets either. And the Jacksonville Jaguars are an attendance disaster. Right now, not a single NFL Bucs’ home game is near being sold out. But, oh yeah, I forget, the NFL is America’s real national sport. Bet on it. Pun intended. I will be glad to get back to the Northeast where baseball is king.

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ly requested the same information and were informed there was now a charge. The Newington ruling was cited numerous times by Tyrell and Chinni. The decision does not require the board to charge but gives the right to, Chinni said. The purpose of obtaining the information, Saunders said, was to give insight into encumbrances, funds remaining at the end of a budget year to pay for items that have not yet been billed. Most of the discussion was between Saunders and Tyrrell, both of whom expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the other per-


be put on the school website and this was not. Laska tried to make his point by speaking out during discussion but was admonished by Kitching, school board chairwoman Becky Tyrrell and Christine L. Chinni, Plainville Board of Education attorney, who said there was no public comment allowed. The special meeting was scheduled after Saunders made an FOI request for more than 200 pages of information and then shared the

documents with her husband, Plainville Town Council member Scott Saunders and other councilors. Earlier this month theninterim superintendent Kathleen Binkowski decided the council and any other organization would be required to pay $.50 per page for any documentation; it was formerly provided free of charge. Board of education officials felt Andrea Saunders made the request to obtain the information for free — as she is entitled — rather than requiring the council to pay a $112 bill. Scott Saunders and Lee Toffey had previous-

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garding Saunders’ request for documents and subseContinued from page 19 quent distribution, she said she knew nothing about it unyou or Dr. Binkowski ever til a friend told her it was in once call me? I have had to the newspaper. “No one has learn as I go,” she said. asked me to sit down and talk Laska and Saunders both about it,” Saunders said. said they have not received “The number one thing all board communications. people ask me and I don’t “You’re not keeping me in know the answer to is why is the loop,” Laska said. there so much money left at When a press release was the end of the year. I don’t sent by the school board re- know what msakes up en-


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 1, 2011 cumbrance. I’m tired of saying that,” Saunders said. Several suggestions were made of ways to disseminate clear information to the public, such as what is already accessible. “Why don’t we have a meeting where Rich [Carmelich III, school director of finances and operations] can give us, not finance 1010, but a more thorough understanding, the way things work so we have an understanding of encumbrances and finances,” said Patrick Ringrose, school board member. Saunders had also mentioned having a representative of the FOIC come speak at a meeting, which some members thought was a good idea. Upon a previous suggestion by Kitching, an audit committee was formed with Charlotte Koskoff, Lorri Goldsmith and Ringrose who will develop a standard procedure for when information is requested. It is not known when they will make their first report to the board.. The school board’s first regular meeting for the 201112 school year will be Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. at the Plainville High School cafeteria.

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In spite of the impending stormy weather, there was a good turnout for the Saturday 6 a.m. launch. The fireworks held the night before went off without a hitch.

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and sights of Irene’s path. Dee Krampitz was out with her husband, Ed, on Sunday and took photos of the Pequabuck River waters rising under the North Washington Street bridge. “I was totally amazed at how fast and strong the water was moving,” she said. “It reminded me of news clips you see on TV of flash floods out west.” Krampitz said walking over the bridge made her nervous, where they saw a Dumpster being removed that was up against the bridge. She said it reminded her husband, Ed, of the flood in 1955. “For my husband, Ed, the view of the dumpster up against the bridge was déjà vu,” she said, “taking him back to when, as a youngster, he rode his bicycle to this same bridge during the August 1955 flood to see a large oil tank banging against the bridge the same way as this Dumpster was.” The Pequabuck is the same

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river where a man’s body was recovered in the Forestville area of Bristol. Krampitz shot a photo of people looking over the bridge to see if they could spot the man that was reported missing at the time. The man, Shane Seaver, 46, of Bristol, was one of two casualties reported from the storm. Seaver fell out of a canoe and drowned; his friend who was with him was able to get to safety. JoAnne Piotrowski lives on MacArthur Road and said the damages in her area were not as bad as other areas close by. She said her house, nor any other homes on her street or around her street that she talked to lost power at all. On Sunday, she said she

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Letters Continued from page 22 The problem Dr. Binkowski and Ms. Tyrrell, can be summed up in one word, transparency, or in this case, the lack thereof. Lou Frangos Plainville

Rescuers deserve kudos To the editor: Thank you to the Plainville animal control officer, Gabriele Paciotti, and the Plainville Fire Department. On Aug. 22, a small young kitten somehow found its way into the hood of a vehicle in the Kohl’s shopping plaza and got stuck. The only thing heard was its loud cries for help. Gabby responded to the call but needed assistance. Soon two other police officers arrived and a crowd gathered. We all watched hoping to catch a glimpse of it when I finally saw two little gold eyes peeking up at me. Gabby tried to free it but no success. About 45 minutes later, the fire department came to the rescue. A firefighter who went by the name Irish went under the BMW to search. I remember he told me, “Don’t worry; I will get it.” He said it with such confidence I finally relaxed. As I watched Gabby and Irish work together, I felt so proud to live in Plainville. Gabby not only does her job, she does it with love. The animals she rescues on a daily basis know she cares about them and feel protected. The strays in Plainville are lucky to be lost in our town, and by the way, Irish was successful. He freed an 8-week-old very greasy female kitty. Thank you, Irish! The crowd decided this little girl needed a name. Before breaking up we all agreed to call her “Beemer” since she chose a BMW that day. Beemer needs a good home and a lot of love. Contact Gabby at Plainville Animal Control for more information. Thank you again, Gabby and Irish, for caring about our four-legged friends. Renee Rowe Plainville


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LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday September 12, 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 HAYDEN AVENUE Application #11-09-01, Daniel Saulnier of 409 East Street, Plainville seeks a location approval for a Used Automobile Dealership as required by Section 14-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes for property located at 8 Hayden Avenue. The subject parcel has a zoning designation of General Industrial. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 31st day of August 2011. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals


LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville's Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville CT on the following items: Zone Map Change for Karen Pio from R-11 (Residential) to GC (General Commercial) for property located at 18 Forestville Avenue. Special Exception for Accubranch, LLC to convert an existing building into a bank with a drive up Teller and ATM for property located at 133 East Main Street. 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, September 9, 2011. Respectfully submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 23rd day of August 2011

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AUTOMOBILES CADILLAC Deville 2000 - 1 owner. Excellent condition. $7000 or best offer. Call (860) 346-4619 between 12 & 1pm or after 6pm.

DODGE CALIBER 2008 R/T, Wagon, Automatic, 4 Cyl. #10395A $14,988 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

HONDA ACCORD EXL 2004 V6, Fully Loaded. All power. Leather Interior. Sunroof. $12,500 Stock #3677

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

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Special Edition 1.85 Rockford Fosgate Package $8,500 Stock #4524

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HONDA Civic 1997 Good engine, tires, brakes. $1,000. Call 203-238-1097

MITSUBISHI Eclipse GS 2004 Silver, 2.4L, Auto, Sunroof. Good condition. $3,450. Call after 5pm 860-655-1358


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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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SA T U RN A U R A 2 0 0 8 Auto, Full Power $11,994 Stock# C7106 (203) 237-5561

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

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EX, Automatic $6,991 Stock# C7161 (203) 237-5561

J E E P W r an g l e r 2 0 0 5 5 Speed, Soft Top, 13K $13,993 Stock# C7131A (203) 237-5561

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SUBARU OUTBACK 2004 AWD. Power Windows. Alloys. CD Player. $6,900 Stock #1350

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SUV’S MERCEDES 380 SL convertible 1985 : Cream with tan interior, hardtop with stand, 33,000 miles, superior condition, $20,000, call 203-281-0264 or

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

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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

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

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

GMC S15 Jimmy 1994. 4.3 Vortec V6, auto, 4x4, 4-door, leather, power windows/locks, A/C, ABS, trailer hitch, and more. Runs GREAT! $2000 OBO Call 860.335.8425

Volkswagen Passat 2008 4 Door. Automatic. Stock# 5605B $18,995

(203) 235-1686 CHRYSLER Town & Country Limited 2001 New tires & A/C sys., multi-CD stereo, leather int, 113,000 miles. $5,500. Call Tom 203-217-2872

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Free Towing! 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.

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CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431 I WILL PAY YOU CASH For your junk cars, motorcycles, snowplows, trucks, farm equipment. Free Pickup. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510


HARLEY Davidson Sportster XLC 2009 Black, under 1000 miles, Willie G accessorized, kept in garage. Asking $6,500. Call 203-599-5751 HONDA REFLEX 2007 Scooter, 249CC, 650 miles, $3000/best offer. Ask for Tom at (203) 6301805 or (203) 631-7196

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

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AUTO PARTS CHEVY Cavalier 2002 - Flexfuel, front end damaged. For parts. $500 or best offer. Call (203) 237-7434


16 FT CAROLINA SKIFF J16 25 HP Four Stroke Mercury. Karavan Trailer. $5500 (203) 235-7641

PETS & LIVESTOCK 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

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience classes starting October 3 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.

BOUNCING PONY FARM A great place to learn & have fun Special Lesson Pkg through Sept. 4-Lessons plus a tee shirt for $100. Call Deb for info @ 203-927-6189 We're on the web & facebook

NISSAN XTERRA XE 2003 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

BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Rottweiler, Boston Terrier, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Poodle. $250+. Call 860-930-4001


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 CHILDREN’S Table with two chairs. Great condition. $30. 203-235-2784. COUCH Blue, opens to bed $75. Can deliver. 860-682-4435 KENMORe 30” glass top Free Standing Range, white $75, Kenmore under counter mount Dishwasher, white $50, GE Over the Range Microwave oven, Black w/mounting bracket $25 all in good condition Southington 860-406-1216 SOLID Oak coffee and end tables. Good condition. Asking $70. 203-235-2784. 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.

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144 TREADMILL 68”x30.5”x50”. Pick up. Cost $2200. Asking 450. PaceMaster ProSelect 860-621-7462 Seldom used. Excellent condition.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm. PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS Beginning to Advanced Levels Welcome. Certified Music Teacher. Over 10 yrs prof exp. Call Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available


HAMSTER or small animal items. (Everything but the animal,food and bedding) 15” fish tank with screened lid, igloo house, glass water bottle with holder, food dish, two exercise wheels (one metal, one quiet plastic) and exercise ball. All great condition. Asking $30. 203-235-2784. 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 PORCELAIN Dolls- Collectibles, all are from Danbury Mint still packaged in original boxes. Have 12, pricing ranges from $30 to $100 each. 203-235-2784 TWO Brass table lamps with cream colored shades. $30. 203-235-2784.

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253 PELLET STOVE (Mount Vernon AE Insert) Used 2 winters. Paid over $5000. Includes wall thermostat. Black finish. Asking $3000. 203-213-0873

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407

WWII Military Items 203-238-3308 WANTED TO BUY

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1645 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688 MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 Baths. Willow St. Section 8 Approved - Must Be Qualified for 3 or 4 BR Need. $1400 + Security & utils. Refs. Available Oct. 1. 203-605-8553


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

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Old Napier and Costume Jewelry, Sterling, Old Lamps & Lamp Parts, Old Dolls, Collectibles. One item to entire estate. (203) 639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

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

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

203-235-8431 SNOWPLOW 8’ Fisher Minute Mount or Boss Plow. Straight or V Plow. Has to fit 2001 Ford F250. Call (203) 630-9825

WANTED: Used or new Pool cover/tarp 20’x40’. Call (860) 747-3171 Need right away! VISION Fitness, HRC T8200 Folding Treadmill, Excellent Condition. $550 or Best Offer. Located in Southington. Call Ed @ 860-384-2862

WALLINGFORD - 3BRs, 3 full baths, central air, FP, 2 car garage, porch, easy access to 91N & 91S. $1850/mo. Call Bill 203-265-5729


MERIDEN- Blackstone- 1 BR, Gar. Includes heat/water/A/C, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, sec dep. Credit check. $900/ month. 203-272-6478


CHESHIRE Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Rt 10, minutes from I-691. Outside deck, on-site laundry, off street parking. $850, including heat & hot water. Sec & references. No pets. Call 860-398-5425.

Flanders West Apts Southington

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


WANTED Hunting & Fishing Tackle Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave anytime 860-463-4359


APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 2 BR Hubbard Park . CentralAir/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $895/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN - 2BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, AC, appls, w/d hookup. Section 8 ok. $975. (203) 269-9515 MERIDEN - HUGE 4BR, 2nd flr, lg. yard. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. Available immediately. $1250 + sec. 203-294-1229



RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, TICA-SBT Reg. Seals, Blues, Flames & Bi Colors. Vet checked - Ready to go! $300. 860-329-9893

TOOLS For Sale- Table saw, miter saw, chainsaw, drills, reciprocating saw, jigsaw. Call (203) 379-0433


MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS BELMONTE FLUTE with case Exc cond! $150. Call 203-686-1228

HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, Very large, 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $870/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 1BR. Newly renovated. Private deck. Fenced-in yard. $600 per month + security. 860-308-0856 MERIDEN - 1st flr, 3BR, kitchen, LR, DR, bath, recently remodeled. $900/mo. Call 203-8866977 or 203-248-9500

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2BR., 1 bath. 3rd fl. W/D hook. Off ST. parking Lge kitchen Newly remodeled $775/mo + Security No Pets Call Nat 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 3BR - 92 Twiss St. Washer/dryer hookup. Off st. parking. $950/mo. Section 8 Approved. 203-430-5083

MERIDEN 465 Crown Street Lrg. Studio, Heat & Hot Water. Off street park. On site laundry. A/C. No pets. $650/mo +dep. Call John 203-317-1231. MERIDEN Great 2BR, 1 Bath, 2nd Fl Apt. HW floors. Tons of storage, closets. Off st parking. No pets. Don’t miss out! $875 /mo + sec. Call 203-537-1730 MERIDEN Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 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- 1 BR, Stove & Frig, Parking, very clean, newly remodeled kit & bath, Porch. $625 + sec. Refs, 203-634-8084 MERIDEN- 4BRs, 7 rms, 2 full baths, 1st flr, lg. yard. Off st. parking. FP, C/A, safe, quiet, So. Meriden. $1375/mo. Call (203) 238-0566 MERIDEN-3 BR, 1st Floor Off-Street Parking $950+Security Call Jeff 203-427-3566 MERIDEN-3BR, 2.5 Baths. With garage. 3 story condo. Dishwasher, CA, Hdwd floors & carpet. Available immediately. $1,275/ mo. Call 203-980-7739 MERIDEN-Centrally located prvt & clean. 3Rms w/stove & refrig. $675/mo Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203238-9772 MERIDEN-Franklin St, 3BR, newly remod 1st & 2nd flr apt, W/D hook up, off street parking. $1100/ mo. w/1 mo. sec dep incl heat. Credit check. no pets. sec 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 4 BR apts, 2 BR house & 2 BR Townhouse avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 2381977 Re/Max Professionals MERIDEN. 3BRs, deck, gar, off st. park, w/d hookup. $1000. Credit check & 1 mo. sec. No pets. 130 Cook Ave. Call 203-804-5549

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Spacious LR, kitchen, off st. parking, center of town. $875 incl. utils. No pets. 203-715-1805 or 203-9159919 WALLINGFORD - 3rd flr, 2BR, big kitchen & den, near Choate. Back yard. No smoking/no pets. $750. Call 203988-6591 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric included. $900. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Choate Area Quiet 1 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances. $675/month. 2 Months Security and lease. No smoking. No pets. (203) 269-9642 WALLINGFORD Furnished Apt 1BR, heat, HW, cable, Internet. Prvt deck. Washer/Dryer. 2TVs No pets/smoking. Prvt parking. $925/mo+sec. (203) 626-5786 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-1BR newly remodeled, center of town offstreet parking. No pets/smoking. Sec & ref. $850/mo. Elec incld. Avail 9/1. 203-537-6443

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sunporch. No pets/smoking. $975/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 Full baths, w/d, storage area. Exercise rm on site. Walking distance to the trails. $1200. 203-605-2005

ROOMS FOR RENT CHESHIRE Located on mini farm. Off st parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking/drugs. $480/month. Also - 1,000 SF Office for rent. (475) 201-8894 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

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

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 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



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, September 1, 2011

CONCRETE & CEMENT SOLO CONCRETE, LLC Big or small, we do it all! Driveways, sidewalks, Patios, cellar floors, Steps, additions, stamp concrete Free estimates. License and insurance. CT HIC# 0630938 Tel-203-537-4125 Fax-203-440-2734

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HEDGE TRIMMING Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203-530-4447.



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

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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193 GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

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

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


For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127. HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


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

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


Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681



STORM CLEAN-UP Tree & brush removal, uprooted stump removal, Excavator & Bobcat srv. Reasonable rates 203-631-3181 CT #604493


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

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

The Powerwashing Kings CRAZY FALL SPECIALS!!!! Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000


MASONRY ALL Types of Masonry Patios, walkways, retaining walls, brick/stone veneer & chimney repointing. All jobs big & small. Jack 203-605-8092 CT#545971

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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447


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

Gonzalez Construction

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


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

IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775


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

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


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

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



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

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



GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, taping, painting, power washing. Com/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086


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

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.


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


V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 GRAHAM Brothers Builders LLC. Resid roofing specialists. Family owned & operated. CT Reg. 571171. Lic & ins (860) 621-7690. SUMMER Specials- Roofing, Siding, Tree Removal. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177


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

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

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



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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Edwin Cordero Painting (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577


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


IF YOU MENTION THIS AD ENGINEERING MAJOR Pro Concrete Craftsman Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218





Marketplace (203) 238-1953

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


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

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 KITCHENS, Baths, Mudshowers, Basement Remodeling, Decks, Windows, Doors, Roofs, Fencing. Call John 203-715-9200 Free Estimates. CT Lic #608245 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email:


STORM TREE DAMAGE CLEANUP 203-294-9889 CT Lic 006150 CALL THE WOOD MAN Trees & bushes cut, trimmed & pruned. 203-235-5247 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub, debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim 203-518-2334 STORM CLEAN-UP Tree & brush removal, uprooted stump removal, Excavator & Bobcat srv. Reasonable rates 203-631-3181 CT #604493


Thursday, September 1, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

PLAINVILLE Open House 1BR Condo. Sat, 9/3 1-4. 47 Maple St, Unit 2 203-213-1981


CHESHIRE-$259,900 Lovely 2BR 2BA ranch w/open LR, cath ceiling & FP, dining room, hardwood flrs, seasonal porch & LL family room. Sue Farone 203265-5618

WALLINGFORD $224,900 3BR, 2 full bath cape. Remodeled kitchen with pantry, living room with pellet stove, and formal dining room. Spacious bedroooms, hardwood flooring. 1car garage. Call Linda 203-265-5618

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.


BEST CLEANERS Seamstress/Tailor


MIDDLETOWN. Move Right In! Spacious Beautifully Maintained Home on quiet cul de sac. Kitchen and Baths all redone. New Siding. New AC, Furnace 4yrs. New CAir. Multi Level Deck. Oversized Garage. New Carpet. New Landscape. 3 Bdr, Sqft:1,528, 1.5 BA. $249,000. Call 860-344-0085 for more info or appt.

APS Technology, Wallingford. Set up & operate Mazak mills and lathes. Exp. with tight geometric tolerance & interpreting blueprints. Ability to work independently req'd. Will use a variety of hand/machine tools and measuring instruments. 1st and 2nd shift available. Apply by Mail: APS-HR, 7 Laser Lane, Wallingford, CT 06492 or or COOK/Assistant Chef Part Time/Full Time Fax Resume to (203) 284-8090 COURIER - MEDICAL Great opportunity for independent contractor with professional appearance and excellent customer service skills to service medical accounts throughout Connecticut. Daytime, Evening and Weekend shifts available Apply on-line at


WALLINGFORD-Priced to Sell In-town 3BR, 1.5 bath, renovated ● Walk-up attic/full basement ● 2 car garage, 5 yr- old furnace ● All hdwd flrs, updated Baths, new windows, roof, electrical Move in Condition-Must See $189,000 Call 203-265-1070

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Customer Service

Are You Unemployed? Fall & permanent positions available. No experience necessary. 20-30 people neeeded. $475-$535/wk to start. International company now hiring for New Haven /Hartford Counties. All depts hiring. CUSTOMER SERVICE LIGHT OFFICE DUTIES SET-UP & DISPLAY Benefits available after 90 days of full time work. For immediate interview call Call 860-329-0316 LYMAN FARMS INC., MIDDLEFIELD, CT. needs 11 temporary workers 9/1/2011 to 11/1/2011, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-263-6020. Job order #CT4559024. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in apple duties listed required.

HOBSON & MOTZER, INC. a leading developer of progressive dies, tooling, CNC machining and precision metal stamping is currently seeking candidates for the following positions: ● ●

Toolmaker (Progressive Die Experience) Project/Manufacturing Engineer

(BSME and Progressive Die Experience Preferred) We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k) and profitability bonus. Please send resume to:

Work behind the scenes

Macy’s Logistics offers a competitive salary, and an energized, experienced fulfillment center that processes customer’s orders for and

HOBSON & MOTZER, INC. Attn: Human Resources 30 Airline Dr., Durham, CT 06422 or apply in person between 9:00am - 4:30pm daily. M/F EOE

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Apply online at: Applicants who complete their online application will be screened for an “Invitation Only” job fair. Applicants are also welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday. Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to preemployment drug testing and a criminal background check.



HELP WANTED CT GYMNASTICS -PT Class Instructors & Team Coaches. Competitive pay. Call for info. Wallingford #203-269-7464 F/T ALARM PROFESSIONALSecurity/fire/video/access control technician. L-5, L-6, C-5 or C-6 license required. Minimum 2 yrs experience. Full benefit package. Send resume to: by 9/6 LANDSCAPING - Fertilizing, Mowing, etc. Must have drivers license. Experienced only apply. Call 203-469-6115. LINE COOK - Exp. For breakfast/lunch, 25-35 hr. Good pay/work cond. Apply Paul’s Restaurant, 1127 Highland Ave., Cheshire. 203-271-3663

MOLDMAKER-F/T (2nd Shift) Bridgeport Fittings, in business since 1925, is a leading manufacturer of conduit and cable fittings. Currently, we seek a qualified individual with the ability to repair/maintain & build zinc die cast molds. CNC exp is required. Solidworks/ mastercam/welding and EDM is a plus. Must be able to work independently. Please contact Jim Connor, Dir, H/R, Bridgeport Fittings, 705 Lordship Blvd., Stratford, CT 06615, Fax: 203-378-9818, E-mail: EOE PAINTERS Full Time Experienced Residential/Comm Painters, Sub Contractors & Carpenters. Call 1-800-778-9885 Ext 1279 PART TIME Office Manager Assistant in Meriden. General office duties. Basic accounting, Solid math skills, Accurate data entry skills (word, excel, internet), Customer Service. Please forward resume to (203) 265-6699

Responsible, reliable photoenthusiasts and amateur photographers needed to take crowd shots at community events for online photo galleries. An outgoing and social personality, weekend and evening availability, digital camera and internet connection required. Paid per project.

Please send letter of interest to: 1215382

WALLINGFORD-Great split level in a neighborhood home featuring 6rms, 3BRs, 1ba, 1 car detached gar private yard. All this plus! Call Sil Sala for details & showing 203-265-5618 $199,900.

FT opportunity for an experienced Seamstress or Tailor. Benefits include: Health, Dental & Life Ins. Vacations, Holidays & paid Birthdays. Uniforms, Empl assistance program, Ret/401K, Flexible Spending plus more. Drug screen required. Please call: 860-346-1718. CARPENTER’S Helper Exp preferred but not necessary. Must have reliable transportation for full-time work Mon-Fri. $10$12/hr to start. 860-426-1578 CHILD CARE - Full & part time teacher assistant positions available in our Berlin preschool. Call Lisa or Marilyn 860-828-4339



HELP WANTED PIZZA Delivery Driver: Day & evening hours avail. Call Amore Apizza 203-265-2379 ask for Katie or Keith. RESTAURANT - Beverage manager. Strong bartending skills. Experience in purchasing and scheduling. Send resume to: PO Box 91, Wallingford, CT 06492. ROGERS ORCHARD, SOUTHINGTON, CT needs 8 temporary workers 9/1/2011 to 10/25/2011. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order may include but not limited to any combination of tasks related to the production and harvesting of fruit and vegetables including pruning, thinning, hoeing, planting, irrigating, mowing, fertilizing and harvesting. Workers will be using straight and step ladders and will be required to lift approx 40 lbs while descending and ascending ladder on a sustained basis. At least 1 month experience in apple duties listed required. TIRE TECH FT/PT. Must have valid drivers license & clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 994 North Colony Rd, Wallingford, 860 Washington St, Middletown or 55 Washington Ave, No. Haven.

MEDICAL CAREERS CNAS/HHAS needed to work for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden. Transportation and phone essential. Call 203-238-1441.

ALSA (Assisted Living Services Agency) Coordinator/Scheduler FT, Develops weekly schedule for aide assignments w/ residents and schedules drivers. Inputs weekly charges for billing, Provides office support, & Communicates with ALSA staff and residents in a professional, sensitive manner. Strong computer skills required. Accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community. No Phone Calls! Apply in person Mon Fri - 8a-7p or weekends 10a3p. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. A/A, M/F, D/V, EOE


SHIPPING & RECEIVING busy GM parts dept is looking for an energetic warehouse clerk. Clean driving record a must. Outstanding company benefits, including 401K. Call 203272-0453 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

RN 11-7 Supervisor 24-32 hrs. Benefits available. EOE Apply in person M-F, 8-4: Apply-Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave, Meriden, CT

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SPECIAL ED TEACHER for Meriden non-profit, 5 hours a week between 9am and 2pm including weekends, $26.30/ hour. Call Human Resources 203237-9975


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