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Volume 9, Number 38

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

New chief gets attuned to police force and community By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

Looking at Matthew Catania, Plainville’s new police chief, at the Sept. 16 reception held in his honor at the public library, residents could get the impression he just won the lottery: He never stops smiling. They would be incorrect. Catania said he’s just an enthusiastic person who is excited about his new job, getting to know his fellow police officers and meeting people in the community. The new chief follows Chief Daniel Coppinger who retired late in 2009. Plainville Police Capt. Peter Costanzo served as interim police chief until Catania was hired. He was sworn in on Aug. 2. Before he took the top police position in town, Cata-

nia served as captain of the Simsbury Police Department where he had worked since 1985. He applied for the Plainville position because he felt he had accomplished all he could in Simsbury and wanted to serve as chief of a department. Before he was officially hired by the Plainville Town Council, Catania, 50, said he was interested in the community because of its similarities to Simsbury. Although Plainville is only 9.8 square miles and Simsbury is 34.5 square miles, there are 35 people in each police department. But to him, most importantly, is the fact “there are people who care about the community.” To get to know those who serve on the Plainville force, he has an open door policy and encourages officers to come talk to him about what

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Andrea Saunders, a member of the Plainville Board of Education, left, discusses local issues with Plainville Police Chief Matthew Catania at an evening reception held Sept. 16 at the Plainville Public Library. they would like to accomplish personally in their profession and would like to see

Basement fire Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

House siding sits in a pile on Sept. 21 after firefighters ripped it off to access a fire in the basement of the home located at 46 Shuttle Meadow Road. The house sustained soot and water damage. A cat was rescued from the home and no one was injured.

Council business covers much territory By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

A new bakery in town is making many hungry customers happy. However, residents who live on Grant Street near Mozzicato’s Bakery, located at 125 New Britain Ave. (Route 372), are not enticed by cannolis and cookie trays; they are worried about the cars and trucks parked on the street, even on lawns and near

driveways, creating a traffic hazard. Relatives of town councilor Phil Cox Jr. told the Plainville Town Council about their woes during the citizens forum portion of Monday night’s meeting. Phil Cox Sr., father, and Darlene Cox, sister, said driving has become “a nightmare.” In addition, noise generated by the freezer at the business is exceeding the allowed decibel level of 45 dB at night

and 55 dB during the day. Even when he retreats to the farthest corner of the house, he is able to hear the annoying sound, Cox Sr. said. On the 1.4-acre site, Mozzicato’s Bakery occupies about half of the 5,000 square foot building and plans to lease two additional storefronts. “Where will those people park?” Darlene Cox asked. Town Manager Robert E. See Council, page 7

in the department. Several have told him they would like to pursue further profes-

sional training, get more involved in outreach programs and see positive, constructive change. He strives to engage them in dialogue so they can know each other better, create a more cohesive department and improve the police image in the community. “I have a young department that is looking for professional development,” he said. What officers and residents see is who he is, Catania said. “I’m a very transparent guy. I tell you how I feel, it is the way I am.” He has also walked downtown numerous times to speak to people on the streets and visited businesses. Some people approached him while others didn’t have an interest in chatting. It was

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Plainville: a happenin’ destination on Sept. 25 By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen There’s an old adage thought to have originated in New England: “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” This Saturday in Plainville, if people don’t like one special event, there are three others to go to. For various reasons, four major events are planned including the annual downtown block party, firehouse open house, Plainville “FUNd” Day and Pequabuck River cleanup. Organizers of the events have different opinions on why or how the happenings ended up being scheduled for the same day. The downtown block party

is a Plainville tradition that will be held from 5 to 10 p.m., primarily on Whiting Street. Sgt. Charles Smedick, of the Plainville Police Department, serves on the organization committee with Jo Moreno, of Elite Gifts, Maureen Saverick, of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce, and other business owners. Smedick said he doesn’t think it matters Saturday will be chock-full of activities because families can participate in all of them. If people come down for the open house at fire headquarters, located at 77 W. Main St., they can stay in the area to attend the block party.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 23, 2010

Radio Days series reveals the magic of the 'olden days' By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen Residents will get a chance to relive one of America’s favorite pastimes at the Plainville Historic Center this month and continuing into October, when the Radio Days program debuts Sept. 22 for its first-ever season. Surprisingly, all that’s entailed with the once-a-week event are a set of radio recordings from decades ago, featuring shows like “The Jack Benny Program,” “The Cisco Kid” and “War of the Worlds.” Far from the televisionstruck generation of today, Plainville Historical Society President Nan Eberhardt said families centered their evenings around the radio, listening to all forms of comedy, action and drama shows. “It was definitely a family tradition,” Eberhardt said. “During the evenings, it was the thing to do.”

During the era known as the Golden Age of Radio, radio became the most popular form of entertainment beginning from the early 1920s until the 1950s when television was introduced to Americans. Statistics compiled in a 1947 Hooper survey indicated that at that time, 82 out of every 100 Americans were radio listeners. Those looking for a touch of nostalgia, as well as firsttime listeners curious about the former national pastime can listen to comedians such as Bob Hope and experience the national treasure known as the “Lone Ranger,” a western show widely popular in the 1930s. Since the venue takes place in the daytime on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Eberhardt said it’s a perfect event for homeschooled children or retirees. Although gathering around a radio may be nearly a foreign concept, with no

visual stimulation, Eberhardt said radio entertainment is oddly captivating. “When you’re listening to the radio, you’re actively involved because you’re using your imagination and picturing what happens with the sound effects,” Eberhardt said. “I remember teaching years ago and I put on a record of old radio shows, telling the students they didn’t have to pay attention. Within two minutes into the record I could tell every one of them was listening and could tell what was going on.” Participants are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch while enjoying complimentary tea and coffee at the historic center, 29 Pierce St. The program will run until Oct. 27. The historical society is also planning its second annual “Spirit Walk” on Saturday, Oct. 2, giving tours from 1 to 4 p.m. of the old East Street burial grounds. Entertainers will be dressed

From Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, the Central Region Emergency Response Team — a SWAT team comprised of officers from the Bristol, Plainville and Southington police departments — participated in the 2010 SWAT chal-

lenge held in Simsbury. The challenge included 39 other participating teams, some from Maine, Massachusetts and California. The challenge is broken into seven different events that are designed to place

SWAT team members in scenarios that include unexpected obstacles that they may run into while responding to an emergency call. The final event was a 6.1 mile physical agility event at the West Hartford reservoir that had 28 testing stations along the course designed to test the physical and mental fortitude of the participants. The Central Region ERT came in second place overall after competing in this threeday event. Plainville was represented by Sgt. Rich Marques and Officer Steve Chase.


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 23, 2010

Education proponents to receive recognition on wall By Bryan Koenig Special to The Citizen

Two prominent school board members and community servants will have the honor of being the first two names placed on the Plainville Community Schools Memorial Wall of Honor. Thomas L. Wazorko and Thomas R. Ferguson died in 2008 and after their deaths discussion began on renaming Plainville High School’s Alumni Field to honor one of the men. A special Plainville Town Council committee met for several months on the possible renaming before

the matter was turned over to the Board of Education, which appointed the Plainville Community Schools Naming Committee. The committee subsequently decided against renaming the field and instead concluded that a memorial wall was a better option to honor Wazorko and Ferguson as well as others while continuing to honor Plainville Alumni via the sports field. At the Sept. 15 meeting at PHS, it was announced the wall will be directly down the hallway from the Hall of Athletic Achievements near Plainville High’s library. Af-

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materials to use and the appearance of the individual plaques to be hung up commemorating wall honorees. The group also spent time inspecting the proposed wall site, looking to the lettering and spacing of the sign announcing the Hall of Athletic Achievements as a basis for what the memorial wall might look like. A tentative follow up was scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 6. At that time, Gagnard will again meet with the committee to present the progress he and his students have made with developing the honoree plaques.

aisons Steve Martino and Stacy Norton, Plainville High teacher Steve Slomski, Superintendent Kathleen Binkowski, former PHS principal Greg Ziogas and current principal Steven LePage. Committee members met with guests David Gagnard, a Plainville Technology Department teacher, and one of his students, Jon Capp. The committee focused on reducing costs while addressing what they expected for the wall’s end product. Gagnard discussed tentative placing and size of lettering for the identification of the memorial wall as well as potential

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 23, 2010

Library’s banned books exhibit brings awareness of first amendment issues

“Think for yourself and let others do the same” is the theme of the 2010 Banned Books Week, Sunday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Oct. 2. The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., is displaying some of the books that have been challenged or banned in recent years in different parts of America. “The display features the books and a heavy metal chain to symbolize the closing down of our minds that is created by censorship. None of the books in the display would be available to the public if someone had not defended them from attempted banning,” said Peter Chase, executive director of the library. Books on display include

“The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, “The Glass Castle: A Memoir,” by Jeannette Walls, and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou. “The event celebrates our freedom to read and the importance of the first amendment,” said Chase, who for many years has recognized Banned Books Week, which is observed throughout America. It is sponsored by the American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association among others. Of the 460 challenges as reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom in 2009,

the following 10 books were the most frequently challenged books, according to the American Library Association website and The books and the reason for challenges include: 1. “TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R” (series), by Lauren Myracle — reasons: nudity, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group, drugs 2. “And Tango Makes Three,” by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson — reason: homosexuality 3. “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky — reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit, anti-family, offensive lan-

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Richard Ireland Jr. browses the Banned Books Week display at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Banned Books Week, which is observed nationwide, is Sunday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 2. guage, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, drugs, suicide 4. “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee — reasons: racism, offensive

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Lee said the town will be installing no parking signs in front of Cox’s home and along the road. Arthur Screen raised the issue again later during the open forum asking if the “land use board” allowed a waiver allowing fewer parking spaces at the popular bakery business to encourage commercial development. “What good is a regulation if you’re not going to follow up?” Screen asked. Discussion about another food business came up again when Craig Pellegrini, owner of Lewis Street Lunch, proposed paying the town $500 to $1,000 annually to park his food service truck on a town-owned property located on Woodford Avenue. He hopes to operate his mobile lunch business year round. Town Attorney Robert Michalik Sr., who said he is not a Realtor and unsure of the fair rental value of the property, later suggested the lease could be set at $100 per month. As stipulated in state

statues, a public hearing must be held before the council can finalize a lease arrangement. The hearing has been set for Monday, Oct. 4. The word “lease” also raised discussion when it was used in connection with the Robertson Airport management agreement between Interstate Aviation and the town. Luis Gonzalez, chairman of the Aviation Commission, said the board was unanimous in supporting the lease. Screen questioned why wasn’t there a public hearing on the lease with Interstate Aviation if there had to be a hearing for Lewis Street Lunch. “This is 44 acres. How is it not a lease? Why are we afraid to have the public review the lease?” Michalik said in his opinion, a public hearing was not applicable to the case suggesting the term “lease” should be changed to a “fixed base operating agreement.” The council later approved the management agreement. Additional discussion offered “something for every-

one” with topics ranging from the Asian Longhorn Beetle Program with Dr. Kirby Stafford of the state Department of Agriculture and a report by the Bicycle Friendly Community Committee on adopting the Plainville trail — on existing roadways — that will connect with the walking and biking trails in Farmington and Southington. Councilors and the public unanimously supported the waiver of the building permit fee — estimated at more than $600 — for a local family’s home project. The Charbonneau family will be adding a 320-square-foot addition to their residence to expand the bedroom and install a handicap-accessible bathroom for the 9-year-old daughter who has a degenerative bone disease. Labor and materials for the project are being donated.

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Community fund event features ‘Bessie Bingo’ By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen Usually only people — and an occasional pet dog — attend Plainville’s numerous community events held throughout the year. However, on Saturday, Sept. 25, a cow will go to and actually be the featured guest at the Plainville Community Fund’s “FunD” Day. The community fund, which was established four years ago to benefit local organizations and charities such as the Plainville Community Food Pantry and Boy Scouts, will present the event at Robertson Airport. Highlights of the event will include a “cow chip” raffle with the winner receiving $2,500. Second place prize is $1,500 and third place is $1,000. Raffle tickets may be pur-

chased either from members of the fund or from local businesses such as Pagliacci’s, Gnazzo’s, the Central Cafe, the Firehouse Grill Bar and Grumpy’s. The field will be divided into sections with a corresponding paper grid marked with the ticket numbers. A live cow will then be brought in. As the name of the raffle would imply, bovine defecation will influence the proceedings. “When nature calls, we will examine where the cow drops it,” said Byron Treado, who is co-chairing the event committee with Richard Piotrowski. The person who has the ticket corresponding with the spot will win top prize followed by those who are the closest. If the farm animal manages to “hit” two or more squares, the manure will have to be weighed to de-

termine the winner. Although “Bessie Bingo” — as the game of chance is also called — is a common form of entertainment in rural communities, he said, it is rare to see it in a town like Plainville. “To my knowledge, it’s never been done here,” he said. Dolly Chamberlain, who is president of the fund, confirmed that its directors hope to raise $15,000 through the raffle. There will also be food, vendors, tours of the airport and other activities. Vendors include the Plainville Chamber of Commerce that will offer a program about Amber Alert, Venture Crew will sell hot dogs as a fundraiser, and various community organizations will provide information about their groups and upcoming events. There be 36 partici-

pants offering either displays or selling items. Town Manager Robert E. Lee helped establish the fund with residents Chamberlain, Bill Petit, Ken Gnazzo, Helen Bergenty, Peg Matteo, Jim Welch and Rita Dewyea. The Main Street Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization, performs daily administration of the fund. New board members for the fund include, Jesse Cavallaro, Lynn Davis, Treado and Piotrowski. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sept. 26. Anyone interested in the event is asked to call either Treado at (860) 836-3377 or Piotrowski at (860) 543-1249. They can be e-mailed at or richardpiotrowski@yahoo.c om.


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Plainville’s 2010 Downtown Block Party will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 10 p.m., on Whiting Street. There will be live music with the Fast Lane Band, dancing, door prizes, food and drinks, a dunk tank and activities. Some of the downtown businesses will also be open. There is an admission charge, which goes to the Robert M. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Firehouse open house

The Plainville Fire Company, celebrating its 125th year, will have an open house, Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the firehouse located at 77 W. Main St. Visitors can meet the volunteer firefighters, take a firehouse tour, see displays of fire apparatus and equipment displays and view a photography show featuring the work of Connecticut Fire Photographers Association. There will be live demonstrations including the Jaws of Life, noon and 3 p.m., Life Star landing, 1 p.m., and the Kids’ Fire Education Trailer will be open all day.

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Plainville Briefs Plainville ‘FUNd’ Day The Plainville Community Fund will be holding Plainville Community “FUNd Day� at Robertson Airport on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26. Admission to the event is free. The daylong event includes a number of activities including tours of the airport, food, fun, services, vendors and an old fashioned “cow chip raffle.� Raffle tick-

ets may be purchased from any Plainville Community Fund member or at a number of local establishments including Pagliacci's, Gnazzos Food Center, Central Cafe, Firehouse Grill Bar & and Grumpy’s. For more information, contact event co-chairmen, Byron Treado (860) 836-3377 or by e-mail byronjtreado@, or Richard Piotrowski (860) 543-1249 or by email richardpiotrowski@

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Church tag sale Sept. 24

Our Lady of Mercy Church will hold a tag sale on Friday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Parish Hall, 19 S. Canal St. There is a minimal admission charge for Friday only.

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The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is having the annual Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and will feature glazed roast pork with fresh potatoes and vegetables, assorted breads and apple crisp. There will be a silent gift basket auction as well. There is a cost to attend and tickets can be purchased by calling the church; children

4 and younger are free. Reservations are strongly suggested by calling the church office at (860) 7472328.

Food for Friends served weekly The Food for Friends program, under the sponsorship of the Plainville Conference of Churches, has been serving approximately 60 people each week. The free meal is held at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The next dinner will be served Sept. 29.

Methodist church events Events at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill are: Midweek service: Thurs-

day, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, Woman’s Club of Plainville will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, American Red Cross Blood Drive, from 1:45 to 6:45 p.m. For information, contact the church at (860) 747-2328.

Thrift Shop hours The Thrift Shop at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., is open Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The Thrift Shop needs volunteers to work occasionally. It is not necessary to be a member of the church to volunteer. For more information, visit the Web site or call (860) 747-2418.

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Eugene Wydra

Eugene Stanley Wydra, 85, of New Britain, died peacefully on Sept. 11, 2010, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was born in Wydra Poland, Oct. 6, 1924, the son of the late Andrew and Maria Wydra. He came to the United States in 1954 and was a New Britain resident for more than 50 years. He was formerly employed as a machinist at Flanagan Industries, before retiring 24 years ago. He was a hard worker and was dedicated to his family. He is survived by two sons, Andrew Wydra and his wife, Kathleen, of New Britain, John Wydra and his wife, Connie, of Colorado; a daughter, Erika Turgeon, of Plainville; a special niece who was raised as a daughter, Aniela Wdowiak, of New Britain; a sister, Wanda

Kolodzje, of Poland; five grandchildren and spouses, Kristen Wydra, Michael and Jan Wydra, Michelle and Mike Jardine, Kimberly and Steve Scheyd, Tracy and Tom Bouchard; and six great-grandchildren, Dante Wydra, Jade Wydra, Sky Scheyd, Ziggy Scheyd, Chase Bouchard and Kaiden Bouchard. The funeral was held Sept. 13, 2010, at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

Leonard Corfiati Sr. Leonard Corfiati Sr., 81, of Southington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family Sept. 9, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Dawda) Corfiati for 57 years. Corfiati, Sr. He was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Turi

Bari, Italy, to the late Francesco Corfiati and Anna (Mazzone) Corfiati. At 18 months old he came to the United States. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War in the 169th 43rd Division, based in Germany. He worked as a baker in Cousins Bakery in New Britain for most of his life. He will be remembered for his love of his family, archery, fishing, the Giants and the Yankees. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, Ann Marie Massey and husband, Thomas, of Plainville, Leonard Jr. Corfiati and his wife, Nancy, of Plainville, and Bonnie LaPointe and husband, Daniel, of Burlington; seven grandchildren, David Massey and his wife, Lesley, Deanna Massey, Nicole LaPointe, Garrit LaPointe, Stephen Corfiati, Amanda and Brian Arsenault; four great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Braedon, Nathan and Callie Ann; his brothers, Frank Corfiati and wife, Shirley, of Florida,

Jack Corfiati and wife, Lorraine, of Southington; one sister, Lucy Malarney, of Bristol; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Tom Korytko; a very dear friend, Joanne Golab; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Matteo Corfiati. Leonard’s family extends a special thank you to all those who gave him fantastic care: Ruth, Valerie and Elle from Hospice Care in Plainville, Shirley, his home health aid, and Arlene and Chris, his volunteers. A Mass was held Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Burial with

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Plainville Day Care Center, a nationally accredited child care center, celebrates its 40th anniversary with a children’s carnival at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., where the day care is located. The carnival, spearheaded by Executive Director Elizabeth Mayer, was held Sept. 18.

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, September 23, 2010

School Happenings

Open house at schools

H.O.P.E. program helps peers

Scholar to conduct Essay contest research in Cuba about veterans

There will be an open house and shortened day at the Plainville Elementary Schools on Thursday, Sept. 23. The hours of school for the shortened day are grades one to five: 8:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; kindergarten a.m.: 8:50 to 11 a.m.; kindergarten p.m.: 11:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

I learned a lot about saying no to drugs from a program called H.O.P.E.! It stands for Helping Our Peers Excel. H.O.P.E. is kids from the high school teaching us about drugs and making good choices. They taught us not to use drugs and all of the dangers, like what they can do to you. Some of the things that I learned are that if you use alcohol and go driving you can get really hurt. Some of the activities we did were watching skits and singing songs about how we can lean on each other. We also danced and jumped around to music so jump on into a tobacco-free life! — by Zain Awan, 2009-10 fifth-grader at Wheeler School

Estelle S. Carenza, of Plainville and a doctoral scholar at Northeastern University, Boston, will be conducting research in Cuba from Oct. 20 to 24 at the University of Havana. Carenza will be traveling with other law and policy doctoral scholars from Northeastern University as part of its cutting edge international doctoral research Program in Law and Policy. She will be examining The National Assembly, the political and electoral truths of the Cuban legal and political systems. During her stay Carenza will be visiting the Ministry of Foreign Trade, a teaching hospital or a public health facility, the Museum of the Revolution and a cigar factory.

‘If I had $100, I would buy...’

At the end of the 2009-10 school year, first-graders at Wheeler School answered the question, “If I had $100, I would buy...” Answers included: “100 yellow race cars; a house for me and my mom; 100 tarantulas; a Nintendo DS; an emerald gem; a hot rod convertible car; a Bunny Bill; a lamp; a monster truck.”

Connecticut students are invited to enter a contest to express what the heroism and commitment of American veterans mean to them. The top winner of the contest will ride in the 11th annual Connecticut Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 7. All Connecticut sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders may enter the statewide essay contest that salutes the contributions of U.S. veterans. The Navy League of the United States – Hartford Council and the State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs are sponsoring this project to encourage middle school students to learn more about the heroism and importance of American servicemen and women throughout our nation’s history. Entrants should write a

one-page essay entitled “I want to say thank you to a veteran because…” A panel of judges will select one top essay winner and two runners-up. One of the top winner’s prizes will be to ride in the parade in a special vehicle. The contest entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 1. Essay contest entry rules and applications are available online at or at, or by calling (860) 653-4484.

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Plainville Briefs Southington High School Class of 1990 20 year reunion will be held Saturday, Nov. 27. Tickets on sale now - Log onto to purchase tickets.

Fishing derby for children The Petit Family Foundation Ride for Justice will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26 and will leave from Yankee Harley Davidson in Bristol, through some backwoods of Connecticut and end at Bozzuto’s in Cheshire with a barbeque until around 6 p.m. Outback Steakhouse will be providing the food (steak, chicken and all the fixin’s) for all riders and passengers following the event. A live band will provide entertainment. Trantolo & Trantolo is helping the foundation set up the

ride and promote the race throughout the community. To register, visit Yankee Harley Davidson the day of the event from 9 to 11 a.m. Ride leaves at 11:30 a.m. There is a cost to attend per rider, passenger and walkins. To volunteer, e-mail Kimberly Hazelton at

The Annual Plainville Children’s Fishing Derby will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., at Paderewski Park, Cooke Street. This event is limited to Plainville children ages 5 to 15. Pre-registration is required at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square from Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. and

Plainville Police Station, 19 Neal Court, Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon, park in the municipal center parking lot. This event is sponsored by the Plainville Conservation Commission. A raffle to follow fishing derby is sponsored by the conservation commission and Renaissance Cyclery.

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Letters to the Editor

School athletes deserve better

To the editor: Plainville has a proud athletic tradition. From youth sports to the high school level, Plainville teams have represented the town well for decades. As the father of two former Middle School of Plainville and Plainville High School athletes, I never thought Plainville might get a reputation for being “antiathlete.” That is until I read the Sept. 2 edition of The Citizen and the articles regarding Pay-for-Play (sorry, Payto-Participate), and the new drug and alcohol policy for student-athletes at the high school. First, school leaders in town, for the second time in the past few years, have placed an additional burden on student-athletes and their parents by implementing a Pay-to-Play system at the high school and middle school.

I understand the Pay-toPlay fee of $75 per-season, with a $150 cap per-family, will not be a financial burden for most. But why have athletes been brought to the budget battle front in the first place? I appreciate part of it is political posturing, as athletics is a hot-button issue. But it sends the wrong message to our student-athletes. The message being: They are pawns in a game. Let’s assume 500 studentathletes Pay-to-Play this year. That’s $37,500 out of a budget of $32,689,795 — or .11 percent of the school budget. School leaders could have come up with the money. Our town’s young athletes, who juggle sports, schoolwork, family obligations, and perhaps even a part-time job, deserve a better effort from their school leaders. Now on to the high school’s drug and alcohol policy for athletes, re-written recently to include harsher penalties.

I have mixed feelings regarding a policy that punishes athletes for something that takes place off school grounds. I believe the athletes’ parents — not school officials — should control consequences when it comes to their children’s behavior. I also assume administrators have more pressing “in school” issues to deal with. Speaking about the drug and alcohol policy, PHS Principal Steven LePage was quoted as saying: “I won’t say I hold (athletes) to a higher standard …” That statement is not totally accurate, as PHS students who participate in school activities other than athletics are not required to sign the drug and alcohol policy. If the administration believes the policy has value, and does not want to hold student-athletes to a higher standard than their peers, why not have all students participating in school-sanctioned activities sign the agreement?

Government Meetings

Monday, Sept. 27 Aviation Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Town Council Board of Finance, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 Democratic Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 Water Advisory Committee, Municipal Center, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon.


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It appears we are teaching our kids that sports are important enough for studentathletes to act as role models, and ambassadors of the town, but are not important enough to fund. To me, that qualifies as a mixed message to our young student-athletes. In closing, most studentathletes work very hard, academically and athletically, and represent Plainville in a positive manner. I believe they warrant a better effort from our school leaders when it comes to funding sports programs. Additionally, they deserve to be treated fairly, and should be provided a clear and consistent message from school administrators. Bill Bulger Plainville

activity in and of itself, however injury and/or death to emergency responders is rapidly on the rise due to distracted drivers. The general driving public needs to understand that it is not only the emergency responders that are at risk, but also the victims and/or their families involved in an accident on the highways. Please remember that when approaching an accident scene it is necessary to keep breakdown lanes unobstructed and to pay full attention to the situation around you. The victims and/or family that may be involved, and the emergency responders working the accident scene, just may be your loved ones. Thank you. Jeffrey L. Johnson Plainville

Distracted drivers Immigration on creating problems the ballot To the editor: As a firefighter for the town of Plainville for the past 30 years I have dealt with numerous incidents on Interstate 84 and the connecting highways. Lately however I have begun to see a very disturbing trend in motorist behavior on these highways, which simply must stop. The problem is the all too familiar term of the “distracted driver”. Lately it is not uncommon to encountered motorists blocking the breakdown lanes, thus preventing us from being able to reach the accident scene. It is also not uncommon to see a motorist watching emergency responders working and almost hitting the cars in from of them. Nor for motorists talking on cell phones, driving and watching emergency personnel working, and again almost hitting the cars in front of them. And the most disturbing and completely unacceptable act of those motorist that actually stop while passing the incident in order to take pictures of victims and the carnage. Operating on highways has always been a high-risk

To the editor: Immigration is on the ballot again this year in both our federal and state elections. On the federal level, the Obama Administration has renewed its call to grant amnesty to the more than 12 million illegal aliens within our borders. In our state, Connecticut legislators like state Sen. Thomas Colapietro have tried to give illegal aliens in-state tuition to Connecticut’s colleges and universities. We need to stand up against such liberal policies by sending conservatives like Sam Caligiuri to Washington and Jason Welch to Hartford. The president’s reasoning for amnesty is flawed. The administration contends that amnesty for illegal aliens would realize additional tax revenue by taxing these people and the income they generate. We know, however, that less than 50 percent of Americans actually pay federal income tax and that the jobs that many illegal aliens hold likely place them in the category that do not pay taxes but receive ben-

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Coalition launches underage drinking prevention campaign The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development is launching an underage drinking prevention campaign, according to Coalition Co-Chairs Roberta Brown and Lynn Davis. The campaign, entitled, is presented by the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. The campaign is centered on the Web site, which contains a number of resources and a variety of information on underage drinking. The objectives of the underage drinking campaign are to educate parents and

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efits. Moreover, our country currently has more than 15 million unemployed citizens. The better way to tax the revenue from the jobs held by illegal aliens is to give those jobs to unemployed Americans. True many of these are not the most desirable jobs, but I know people today that would take any work they could get. Rewarding illegal behavior only encourages more of the same. The United States tried amnesty in 1986. Then, we made citizens of some 2.6 million illegal aliens. Not surprisingly after the 1986 amnesty, illegal immigration increased to where 700,000 to 800,000 enter our country each year, which has resulted in the 12 million illegal aliens in our country today. Thus, since 1986 millions have come to the United States with the expectation that amnesty could one day be available to them. Granti-

the community about Connecticut’s Social Host Law and the impact of alcohol on teenage brain development. In addition to the Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development’s campaign in Plainville, a number of communities in Connecticut are also supporting the state underage drinking prevention campaign. Coalition members began planning the campaign specifics this past spring for the local community, which began with a report card insert to middle and high school parents with information about the website as

ng amnesty again would only exacerbate the issue in the future. Just like President Obama, our state senator, 18-year incumbent, Thomas Colapietro, supports laws in Connecticut akin to granting amnesty for illegal aliens. He voted to give illegal aliens instate tuition at Connecticut state colleges and universities when he voted in 2007 to pass HB 5656. Thankfully, Gov. Rell vetoed this bill. We must reject the concept of rewarding illegal behavior and thus reject amnesty, and instate tuition, for illegal aliens. Make no mistake, the values and work-ethic of legal immigrants have made this country great. Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants, however, is different and indeed an affront to all that come here legally. Craig Belanger Plainville

well as a “Don’t Excuse Teen Drinking” message displayed on the Plainville High School electronic sign over the summer months. The Coalition has a number of additional strategies and activities planned to promote the campaign over the next year. These include bookmarks with the campaign information that will be distributed at the public library and other venues, as well as a sign that will be displayed in various locations throughout town. Posters with the campaign slogan “Parents Who Host Lose the Most — It’s Against The Law” we be distributed to lo-

cal retailers, including package stores, for display in store windows. In addition, the Coalition will share information about the campaign at a number of community events including the Plainville Community Fund Day at Robertson Airport on September 25. In addition to sharing information about the campaign Web site, the Coalition is also planning to sponsor a parent program event on the Social Host Law and the impact of alcohol on teen brain development. The underage drinking campaign is funded in part by the Enforc-

ing the Underage Drinking Laws Program, the Substance Abuse Action Council, and the Plainville Community Fund. The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development is comprised of representatives from organizations throughout the Plainville area. The mission of the Coalition is to promote a community environment that empowers children to positively shape their lives. The Coalition is also a partner in the national Community of Concern initiative, centered on substance abuse prevention.

United Way assists almost 118,000 people in five communities in 2009 United Way of West Central Connecticut announced Sept. 14 that the organization has helped 117,978 people in 2009 through its initiatives and funded programs in Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth and Terryville. United Way’s Community Campaign kicks off this week and they are asking for the community’s support. “We are asking every member of the community to give as generously as they can. We know donors want to see if their hard-earned money is having an impact. Well, it’s hard to argue with almost 118,000 people helped in just one year,” said Mark Ziogas, local attorney and owner of Ziogas Medical Supplies, who serves as the United Way’s Board chairman. “When you make the decision to invest in your community, of course you want to know you are making the

most difference possible right here where you live and work,” said Donna Osuch, president and chief professional officer of United Way. “That’s where we come in. We are a local organization, governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors, supported by local individuals and companies. All money raised here, stays here.” She said that one of the major misconceptions about United Way is that people think they raise money, send it off to some national organization that makes all the decisions, and then they give some back to them. “It’s just the opposite — we raise money here, all of that money stays here, and local volunteers make decisions about how to best use those funds.” Osuch pointed to the almost 118,000 people that were impacted last year, citing the work United Way does with many community partners

to create collaborative, lasting changes that one organization could not achieve by itself. With United Way’s focus on education, income and health, the work they do affects everyone in our community. “Many people think that United Way is just a handout and that we don’t help them. They couldn’t be more wrong. If everyone took the time to think about it and look at our programs and initiatives, they would see that we impact the quality of life for everyone in this community.” Osuch said that data and results from last year are listed on its Web site. She also urged people to give online easily by going to And she reminded everyone to “give, advocate, volunteer and Live United.”

Plainville Briefs Norton Trust Grants available The Elizabeth H. Norton Trust Fund will again this year accept applications for grants to help non-profit organizations and groups that promote the wellbeing of the

citizens of Plainville and vicinity. Application forms may be obtained at the Plainville Chamber of Commerce, 58 W. Main St., Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, and the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St.

Deadline for the completed application is Wednesday, Nov. 3 and is to be returned to Carla D. Simmons, 246 Woodford Ave., Plainville, CT 06062. Approved grants will be distributed in December 2010. For more information call

(860) 989-7039.

Golf tourney results More than 100 golfers raised $48,000 at the Crowley Ford Golf Tournament held in early September. Since the

tournament was founded, more than $700,000 has been raised for area organizations.

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Continued from page 6 sons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group 6. “Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger — reasons: Sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group 7. “My Sister’s Keeper,” by Jodi Picoult — reasons:


Events Continued from page 1 Downtown will be busy with live music by the Fast Lane Band, dancing, door prizes, food and drinks, and activities. Fast Lane Band is a six-person Connecticutbased party band that plays a wide variety of music including classic rock, Motown, funk, ’ 70s dance music and oldies. All six members also sing. Smedick said he thinks the band will be a great addition to the downtown party. There is an admission charge to the block party, which goes to the Robert M. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship Fund. Monies raised in past years have enabled thousands of dollars in scholarships to be awarded to Plainville High School graduating seniors. The open house at the fire-

September 23, 24, 25, 26, 2010 Prized Animals Exhibits Demonstrations Entertainment Food Games Rides Crafts

sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group 10. “The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier — reasons: nudity, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group For more information about the Plainville Library exhibit, call the main circulation desk at (860) 793-1446.

house marks another celebration for the fire company’s 125th year of operation. This event will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can meet the volunteer firefighters, take a firehouse tour, see displays of fire apparatus and equipment displays and view a photography show featuring the work of Connecticut Fire Photographers Association. There will be live demonstrations including the Jaws of Life, noon and 3 p.m., Life Star landing, 1 p.m., and the Kids’ Fire Education Trailer will be open all day. Commemorative items will also be available for sale. To mark the 125th year, the fire company had a special parade and commemoration and an old-timers day earlier this year and a formal dance will be held in November. During the last week in August, the organization sponsored the annual hot air bal-

loon festival, which this year was a great success. On a smaller scale, the Plainville Conservation Commission and the Town of Plainville will have the annual Pequabuck River Clean Up, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants should meet on the south side of West Cemetery located on Route 177 and follow the signs. People should dress appropriately and wear boots or waders. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. In the past, Boy Scout groups and individuals have worked to pull trash from the river in an effort to clean the environment. Items pulled out have included tires, wires, appliances and car parts. Lawson Taylor, a member of the conservation commission, said families too can get involved in making Plainville a cleaner place to live. Everyone is welcome, even if they can only contribute a short period of time. New this year is the Plainville Community “FUNd” Day at Robertson Airport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26. The daylong event includes a number of activities including tours of the airport, food, fun, services, vendors and an old fashioned “cow chip raffle.” Raffle tickets may be purchased from any Plainville Community Fund member or at a number of local establishments including Pagliacci's, Gnazzo’s Food Center, Central Cafe, Firehouse Grill Bar & and Grumpy’s. See story on page 8. Photographs from all these events will be published in the Sept 30 issue of The Plainville Citizen.



sexism, homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, drugs, suicide, violence 8. “The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things,” by Carolyn Mackler — reasons: sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group 9. “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker — reasons:

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The Durham Fair September 23, 24, 25 & 26 2010 Prized Animals Exhibits Demonstrations Entertainment Food Games Rides Crafts


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Durham Fair Headliners... Aaron Tippin Friday 7:30 pm

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Saturday 7:30 pm

Schedule for Stage Entertainment Schedule for Kids Place

Schedule of Animal Events



5:00p 5:30p 7:00p 8:00p

The Kerry Boys Buddy Toth Susan Peak Driven

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Friday 10:00a 10:00a 11:00a 11:15a 12:30p 12:30p 3:00p 3:00p 4:30p 5:30p 5:30p 5:30p 7:15p 7:30p 8:00p 8:00p

Middie and the Country Gentlemen CRHS Jazz Band and Show Choir Scott Waters Wade Henry Buddy Toth Classic Talent Show Kara & Zach Band Karma Brothers Nick Grasso The Engine Room The Monthei Brothers’ Band Two Reasons Wade Henry Aaron Tippin Gold Rush Teen Dance

Green Stage Center Stage Roaming Roaming Green Stage Center Stage Green Stage Center Stage Roaming Center Stage Main Stage Green Stage Roaming Main Stage Green Stage Center Stage

Saturday 10:00a 11:00a 12:00p 12:30p 1:15p 1:30p 3:00p 3:00p 3:00p 5:30p 5:30p 5:30p 5:30p 7:15p 7:30p 8:00p 8:00p

CRHS Jazz Band and Show Choir Karen Wagner and Students Mike Michaels Traditional Talent Show Wade Henry Roaming D-3 Angelo Sapia Kara & Zach Band A Breakaway! Carl Suter CJ West & the Downtown Train The Whitehouse Experience The Rising Tide Band Wade Henry Roaming REO Speedwagon ROUNTRiP Rotary

Center Stage Green Stage Roaming Center Stage Roaming Green Stage Roaming Green Stage Center Stage Roaming Green Stage Center Stage Main Stage Roaming Main Stage Green Stage Center Stage

Sunday 8:30a 9:30a 10:00a 10:00a 11:00a 11:30a 12:30p 12:30p 1:00p 1:15p 2:00p 3:00p 3:00p 3:30p 4:30p

Ecumenical Church Service Wade Henry Jim Blair CRHS Jazz Band and Show Choir United States Coast Guard Academy Band Lauren Agnelli Triple Play Middlesex Dance Center Glamour Girls Wade Henry The Aquatudes Fast Lane Nick Grasso Tramps Like Us Skyline Drive

Green Stage Roaming Green Stage Center Stage Main Stage Roaming Green Stage Center Stage Main Stage Roaming Center Stage Green Stage Roaming Main Stage Center Stage

Thursday 5:00p Mini Pedal Tractor Pull

Friday 10:00a 10:30a 12:00p 1:00p 1:30p 2:00p 3:30p 4:30p

Balloon Stomp Contest Robinson’s Padding Porkers Bubblegum Blowing Contest Hula Hoop Contest Fireman Relay Contest Potato Sack Race Pie Eating Contest Robinson’s Padding Porkers

10:30a 11:00a 12:30p 1:15p 1:30p 2:30p 4:15p 7:00p

Donut Eating Contest Mini Pedal Tractor Pull Animal Sounds Contest Wade Henry Robinson’s Padding Porkers Mike Michael’s Wade Henry Robinson’s Padding Porkers

Balloon Stomp Contest 10:30a Robinson’s Padding Porkers 11:00a Wade Henry 11:30p Animal Sounds Contest 12:00p Sonar the Hartford Wolf Pack Mascot Potato Sack Race 1:30p Susan Peak 3:00p Pie Eating Contest 4:15p Robinson’s Padding Porkers 7:00p

Donut Eating Contest Mini Pedal Tractor Pull Bubblegum Blowing Contest Nutmeg Twisters

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Balloon Stomp Contest Robinson’s Padding Porkers Wade Henry Robinson’s Padding Porkers Karate Demonstration Darrell Gagnon Potato Sack Race Wade Henry

Robinson’s Padding Porkers Fireman Relay Contest Wade Henry Robinson’s Padding Porkers

10:30a 11:00a 11:30a 12:30p 1:30p 2:45p 3:30p 4:30p

Donut Eating Contest Mini Pedal Tractor Pull Darrell Gagnon Hula Hoop Contest Robinson’s Padding Porkers Animal Sounds Contest Pie Eating Contest Robinson’s Padding Porkers

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Thursday 7:30p 2:00p 5:00p

Kids Rodeo Boys & Bulls Rodeo

Saturday 9:00a Garden Tractor Pull 6:00p Truck & SUV Pull

Sunday 12:00p

CT State Tractor Pull

Cow Palace Animal Pull Ring Cow Palace Cow Palace

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Dairy Open Show & Junior Show Cow Palace Pony Pull Animal Pull Ring Jr. and Sr. Showmanship Poultry Barn Powder Puff Single Pony Pull (Lady Drivers) Animal Pull Ring Milking Cow Palace Battle of the Barns Three Horse Pull Animal Pull Ring Every Animal Has A Story Pair Horse Pull (3,050 lbs & under) Pair Horse Pull (3,350 lbs & under) Animal Costume Parade Pair Horse Pull (over 3,350 lbs) Milking

Cow Palace Animal Pull Ring Animal Pull Ring Cow Palace Animal Pull Ring Cow Palace

Schedule for Discovery Center Friday 11:00a 12:30p 2:00p 3:30p

5:00p 6:30p

“About Canning” - Phyllis Naples-Valenti & Mark Vosburgh “Grow Organic Foods” - Nancy DeBrule of Nature Works “Cheese Making” - Tom and Josephine Wilt “Fossil Dating and Geological Timeline” - Bob Reynolds of Thames Valley Rockhounds “Sustainable Foods” - Emily Brooks of Edible Advocate Alliance “Asian Longhorn Beetle Threat” - Victoria McCarthy of UConn

Saturday 11:00a 12:30p 2:00p 3:30p

Demolition Derby


Beef Cattle Showmanship Ox Pulls Dairy Cattle Showmanship Milking


Sunday 10:00a 10:30a 11:15a 12:00p 1:00p 2:00p 3:00p 4:15p

9:00a 11:00a 4:00p 4:00p-6:00p

5:00p 7:00p

“Happy, Healthy Organic Lawns” - Susan Holland of Nature Works “Grow Organic Food” - Nancy Balleck of Balleck’s Garden “Love Those Donkeys” - Lisa Scirpo “Canoeing the CT River” - Timothy Lewis of Northern Forest Canoe Trail Maple Syrup Producers Association of CT - Paul Hughes Swing Dance Demonstration - Teri & John Everett

Sunday 11:00a 12:00p 2:00p 3:00p

“Happy, Healthy Organic Lawns” - Susan Holland of Nature Works “Cupcake Decorating with Fondant” - Kim Terrell of Kim’s Confections Floral Arrangement - Emmy Newton of the Durham Garden Club “Worm Juice Works” - Tina Hurlburt

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Upcoming blood drives

Depression screening

Upcoming American Cross Blood Drives will be held: Monday, Sept. 27, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m., American Legion Hall, 66 Main St., Southington. Monday, Sept. 27, 11:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Save-A-Life Bus, Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Road, Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m., Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. To schedule an appointment, go online to or call (800) Red Cross.

Tunxis Community College, Farmington, will offer the National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Founders Hall to receive free, anonymous informational screenings for depression and other mood disorders. Participants will take a private self-test, and will have the opportunity to speak with screeners and a counselor. Referrals to treatment services and educational information will be available. Light refreshments will be served. The event is held annually on the first Thursday in October to spread awareness of depression and related disorders, and to educate the public about symptoms and

CitizenHealth treatments. For more information, call (860) 255-3548 or e-mail

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

Health Wisdom Lecture Series The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s fall 2010 Health Wisdom Lecture Series started Sept. 22. All lectures are in the New Britain General campus cafeteria. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m., with light refresh-

ments at 6:15. Lectures are free, but reservations are required. For information and to reserve a seat, call (888) 224-4440. Upcoming lectures are: Oct. 20, Mammograms and More: Radiologist Dr. Alisa Siegfeld will explain how digital mammography, breast ultrasound, MRI, minimally-invasive biopsies and other tools are helping doctors catch breast cancer and other breast disease early and pinpoint the best treatments. Nov. 17, Show Your Heart Some Love: Heart disease is the leading cause of death


for both men and women. Join cardiologist Dr. Justin Lundbye, director, Division of Cardiology at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, for a heart disease Q and A, and learn some steps people can take to keep your heart healthy.

Open house at Vital Life

Vital Life Center will conduct an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will give attendees the opportu-

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Continued from page 23 nity to experience free yoga, tai chi and meditation classes; get a free chair massage; meet some of the VLC staff members and students; take a tour and have refreshments. “Our open house is a wonderful way to celebrate autumn and try a new class or massage,” said Mare DiBenigno, owner of Vital Life Center. “We are happy to offer it to the community.” Vital Life Center LLC is located on the corner of West Main Street (Route 372) and Canal Street, in Plainville.

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Health series open to public

Friday 6:15 PM JAKE OWEN Saturday - 4:30 pm

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce has announced the new Chamber Wellness Series, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. A three-part series of events will take place at Nuchie’s Restaurant in Bristol. Each event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m.



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On Sept. 23, the lecture will be about breast health and breast cancer, presented by Donna Boehm, of The Hospital of Central Connecticut. On Oct. 21, the program is “Working with the Nervous System In Psychotherapy: a Somatic Experiencing Approach To Healing.” This seminar is presented by Sherry L. Osadchey, a somatic experiencing practitioner. For more information, contact the chamber of commerce, at (860) 584-4718 or email Registration for these events is available online at in our Calendar of Events.

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.

Substance Abuse Action Council receives federal grant The Substance Abuse Action Council, a division of Community Mental Health Affiliates announced a $125,000 award in Drug Free Communities grant funds from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The award is part of $22 million in new DFC grants awarded to 169 agencies across the country to help local communities prevent and reduce alcohol and drug abuse among youth. September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. “We are honored to be chosen for this selective nationwide grant,” said CMHA President And Chief Executive Officer Raymond J. Gorman, of Southington. “This Drug Free Communities support will ensure that SAAC continues the important work of substance abuse prevention in central Connecticut at the local, grassroots

level where it matters most.” Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and President Obama’s “Drug Czar” said, “Data show that communities receiving DFC funding have seen significant reductions in past 30day use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana among middle and high school students. I applaud the hard work of local community leaders, youth, parents, educators, healthcare professionals, faith-based leaders, law enforcement officials, and others who are working together daily to strengthen communities and save kids' lives.” SAAC serves Plainville, Southington and Berlin among other towns in the central Connecticut region. For more information, visit

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Strong start for boys soccer Devils hang tough By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

One week. Two victories. Zero goals allowed. No wonder Plainville High School boys soccer coach Tim Brown is a happy guy. “I’m very, very pleased,” said Brown, whose team headed into this week undefeated at 2-0. “We’re going strong, flying high.” The Blue Devils topped Rocky Hill, 3-0, in their season-opener, and went on to best Bristol Central, 2-0. Heading into those matchups, some media reports pegged Plainville as the underdog. “The boys read this stuff,” said Brown. “They use that as motivation.” Against Rocky Hill, Daquan King, Allen Mehmedovic and Shane Pugliese each tallied a goal. King, Andrew Rottier and Admir Kandic dished out assists. The locals pulled away from Rocky Hill after the break. “We wore them down,” said Brown. The fourth-year coach praised his team’s defensive effort against Rocky Hill. “Defensively, we were extremely strong, extremely unforgiving,” he said. Fullback Mike Christy anchored the shutout defense. “He had the game of his

The Plainville Blue Devils didn’t win, but they did the next best thing. “The kids p l a y e d tough,” said rookie coach Chris Farrell after his club lost a tough 29-18 decision to Maloney of Meriden in its season-opener last weekend. “They played hard for all four quarters. We lost a touchdown on an offensive pass interference call and we missed another when we lost a fumble deep in their territory. It was a tough one to swallow, but I’m so proud of the kids’ effort.” Farrell has more kids of whom to be proud, too. He said that he is carrying 43 players on his varsity team and when the freshmen are counted, there are 67 in the program. “That is a big time increase in our numbers,” said Farrell. “We have a lot of kids who are invested in the program; who are trying to put pride back in the Plainville High School football program. I’m especially proud of my core groups of seniors.” Farrell singled out his senior captains, two-way linemen, Kevin Spence and Leon Stefanski. “They work hard

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Plainville High School’s Daquan King takes it to a Rocky Hill player last week at Alumni Field. life,” said Brown. “He was just a real, real monster out there.” Energy-wise, the Blue Devils had a bit of a let-down against Bristol Central, but still did more than enough to win. “We were a little sluggish, slower-footed. But I told the boys ‘good teams find a way to win’”, said Brown. “We were a superior side, and we proved that.” Keeper Kevin Ciotto notched his second straight shutout. Rottier and King scored against Bristol Central. Mehmedovic assisted on both goals. “I’m very impressed,” Brown said of Mehmedovic’s early-season play. “He’s ex-

traordinarily good with the ball at his feet. He has tremendous distribution ability, and knows when runs should be made.” The Blue Devils are looking to qualify for the state tournament for the third year in a row. Prior to 2008, the PHS boys soccer program had missed out on the postseason every year since 1997. With things looking up, the community has rallied around the Blue Devils. Brown said the fan support this past week was “remarkable.” “We love it. We enjoy it,” he said. “And we’re very appreciative of it.”

every day,” said the coach. “They push their teammates every day trying to make everyone better.” Farrell also said that seniors Rob Voisine (running back/linebacker) and Ross Zettergren (receiver/fullback/linebacker) were key players, along with his junior captains Chris Kuzia (fullback/defensive end) and Tony Lopizzo (quarterback/linebacker). Voisine rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns against Maloney. Teammate Dan Bates had Plainville’s other TD. Farrell conceded that building confidence and getting kids to win when they haven’t been winning is a task. “Our program has lacked confidence,” he said. “But I saw some of that confidence Friday night. Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot and the bounces didn’t go our way. But we’re building toward having the bounces go our way, and that will get us wins, which in turn, will help our confidence. But it is a chore to build those things when they haven’t been there. “But our goal is to get better every day, and the kids have bought into what we’re doing, which is to build the Plainville High football program.” The Blue Devils are a young

Spikers come up empty in Week 1 By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Week 1 resulted in a pair of losses for the Plainville High School volleyball team, but along the way, the Lady Blue Devils demonstrated their tenacity. After dropping a 3-1 decision to Bristol Central in its season-opener, Plainville came back from a two-game hole to force a fifth frame with its old foe Berlin. The Lady Blue Devils’ gutsy performance against Berlin garnered praise from

spectators. “After the Berlin game, a couple of Berlin fans made it a point to stop by and tell me how well our girls did — spirit and energy and play,” PHS coach Steve Compson said. Berlin coach Bob Tarigo, who is closing in on his 400th career victory, was impressed with the Lady Blue Devils as well. “Plainville has a very good team,” Tarigo said. “They have some good hitters, a good setter.” Tarigo spoke with Plainville players after the match, and was very compli-

mentary. “Very classy coach, and a coaching legend,” Compson said of Tarigo. “When he says you played a good game, you know you played a good game.” The Lady Blue Devils lost to Bristol Central: 25-22, 1825, 25-17, 25-16, and to Berlin: 25-13, 25-14, 25-21, 25-21, 15-12. Plainville struggled with inconsistency in the losses, including from the service line. “We have some good servers that were trying to ace every time,” Compson said. “That formula has a

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The Plainville High School volleyball team battled Berlin to a fifth game last week at Ivan Wood Gymnasium. The Lady Blue Devils’ Jenna Florance is pictured in action that night. built-in failure rate that we can’t have.” Justine Walicki was a bright spot for the Lady Blue See Spike, next page

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Blue Devil Notes

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Plainville High School cross country runner Sarah Durkin, foreground in blue, is pictured in action last week at Berlin’s Sage Park.

Plainville High School cross country coach Shaun Berard said his boys’ team had focused on its seasonopener with Berlin and Platt since back in June, and the locals trained all summer to get ready for it. Their hard work paid off. Last week, the Blue Devils ran past Platt and host Berlin at Sage Park to start their 2010 campaign in style. Mike Rottier paced Plainville and finished second overall at Sage Park. Following Rottier were teammates Jeff Fargo, Andrew Daniels, Nick Giuliani, Bryan Salazar and Joe Allario. Coach Berard said Daniels “ran beyond expectations.� Since March, Daniels has been slowed by a knee injury, but looked strong against Platt and Berlin.

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The Plainville High School girls swim team was minus five athletes and had just 13 girls in the pool for its season-opener with Sacred Heart. Still, the Lady Blue Devils managed to prevail, 98-76. “I was a little surprised,� PHS coach Randy Doucette said of his short-handed team’s performance that day. “The kids did extremely well. They swam with times almost equal to some of last year’s best times.� With their roster decimated, against Sacred Heart, several Lady Blue Devils were called upon to compete in four events, a grueling endeavor. “We had a pretty tough time of it,� said Doucette. Sarah Basile (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke), Emily Zuckerman (100 indi-


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The PHS girls team ran at Sage Park as well that afternoon. The Lady Blue Devils, who have not competed as a team the past three seasons due to low numbers, fell to both Platt and Berlin. Berard liked the work turned in by Isabella D’Onofrio, a first-year cross country runner. “She started off slow, and passed many runners in the second half of the race,� said Berard. The Plainville High School girls soccer team headed into this week with a mark of 0-1-1. After falling to Rocky Hill, 2-1, in their season-opener, the Lady Blue Devils battled Bristol Central to a 2-2 tie. Plainville’s Jill Newton netted two goals during the opening week. Megan Dixon accounted for the locals’ other score.

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Mitey Mites Northeast Produce Plainville Colts 20, Danbury 20: Plainville overcame a 14-point first-quarter deficit to escape with a tie. The Colts’ offense was led by running backs Zihare Greaves, Brady Callahan, Mason Sarra, and quarterback E.J. Wynkoop. Greaves scored with less than two minutes to play to tie the game. Plainville’s defense was powered by middle linebacker Christian Collin, and ends Troy Dale (2 sacks) and Sarra (1 sack). The Colts are 1-1-1 on the year. Tiny Mite Danbury 12, Gnazzo’s Plainville Colts 0: Jeff Quiron La Oz anchored Plainville’s offensive line, while Damani Ferrell and Devin Rinaldini helped contain Danbury’s running attack. In other action: Patriot Division — Manafort Brothers Plainville Colts fell to New Milford, 13-6; Junior Pee-Wee — Farmington Bank Plainville Colts battled Amity to a 0-0 stalemate.



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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) 7470081. Cub Scout open house — Cub Scout Pack 66 from Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, 15 Cleveland Memorial Drive, will be having Open Registration for boys in grades 1 to 5 at the Wheeler School Open House on Sept. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Information: contact Craig Petosa at (860) 517-9469 or Rick Castrogiovanni at (860) 747-6700.



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There will also be a cow chip raffle where people can purchase a chance on a plot of land where a cow will “answer nature’s call.” First place is $2,500. Information: call the town manager’s office, (860) 793-0221, ext. 201. Downtown Block Party — The 2010 Downtown Block Party will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the central area of town. There will be live music with an “oldies” theme, food and drinks, door prizes and entertainment by Fast Lane Band. There is a minimal admission fee. Proceeds benefit the Robert M. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship Fund. Firehouse open house — The Plainville Fire Company, celebrating its 125th year, will have an open house, Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the firehouse located at 77 W. Main St. Visitors can meet the volunteer firefighters, take a firehouse tour, see displays of fire apparatus and equipment displays and view a photography show featuring the work of Connecticut Fire Photographers Association. There will be live demonstrations including the Jaws of Life, noon and 3 p.m., Life Star landing, 1 p.m., and the Kids’ Fire Education Trailer will be open all day. Historic center — 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:

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Senior Happenings

Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Citizens 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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Introduction to poetry An introduction to poetry class will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 13 to Nov. 17, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at the Plainville Senior Center. See how writers and ordinary people have expressed thoughts and ideas and inspired the world. Come and listen to some poetry — old or new poetry,

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Most people in their lifetime will have to live with a chronic illness. These illnesses, whether it is heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, emphysema or a host of others, can cause emotional distress, depression or a sense of helplessness. Beginning Friday, Sept. 24, the Plainville Senior Center will offer a six-week workshop, designed for adults 55 and older, who want to take charge of their on-going chronic health problems. Participants will learn concrete strategies to deal with chronic illness and manage emotions to live a productive life. Suggestions will be made on how to set goals, make decisions and find re-

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The Foodshare Organization delivers free food to low income individuals. Plainville has been chosen to have a mobile Foodshare site at the Plainville Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Community Room on Monday, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Groceries are distributed every other Monday. The next distribution will be Oct. 4. This program is available to Plainville residents who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled under the Social Security Act. The first time in the program, bring proof of age and residency. For more information, call the housing authority at (860) 747-5909.


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write some poetry, share and discuss a favorite poem, or just sit and listen. There is a cost for the classes. Signup at the senior center between 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Billiard winners

Billiard winners at the Plainville Senior Center were July 22: Ray Boucher, Mike

Hermanowski; July 29: Ray Boucher, Mike Hermanowski; Aug. 5: Mitch Ziolkowski, Ray Boucher; Aug. 12: Stan Funk, Joe Giannattasio.

Setback winners Setback tournament winners at the Plainville Senior Center were July 19: first, Mary Needham, Sandy Tyminski; second, Bernard Grabeck Edward Cisz; third, Roger Willequer, Joe Fortuna; July 26: first, Mary Need-

ham, Sandy Tyminski; second, Jerry and Pat Roper; third, Madeline Drake, Bernadette Leschinski; Aug. 2: first, Bernard Grabeck, Edward Cisz; second, Ida Pedrolini, Mina Fusaro; third, Marcel Boilard, Bob Raymond; Aug. 9: first, Agnes Ogonowski, Irene Wygonoski, second, Jerry and Pat Roper; third, Madeline Drake, Barbara Cichon.

Mahjong starting The Plainville Senior Center., is starting a class in playing Mahjong on Fridays from 9:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting Sept. 17. It is like playing gin rummy with tiles. Beginners and learners are welcome. Experienced players should bring their 2010 card. Bring a set if anyone has one. For more information or to register, call the senior center.

OTH Band performs The OTH Band will play at the senior center on Thursdays, from 2 to 4 p.m. The members of the OTH Band are Len Bobinski, keyboard; Don Badgley, saxophone; John Keller, trumpet; Ed Aldi, lead guitar / vocalist; John Sorbello, back-up guitar, and Charlotte Sorbello, vocalist. People are welcome to

come dance or sit back and listen to the music. The band plays all standard classics and more. Cake and punch are served, friendships are made.

Coffee with a social worker Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center outreach coordinator, will have Coffee with a Social Worker, at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. She will be available to answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, housing options, Alzheimer’s help, care giving, homecare, etc. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the senior center.

Center needs volunteers As the Plainville Senior Center expands, so does the need for more volunteers. Volunteers are needed in the gift store, cafe and to deliver Meals-on-Wheels. For more information, call the center at (860) 747-5728.

Plainville seniors bowling league The Plainville Seniors Bowling League started its

next 35-week season. New bowlers are welcome. The league meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. There is a cost per person, per week and includes three games of bowling, open bowling discount card, automatic scoring, and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this league. For more information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 7472918.

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The Wheeler Clinic’s Elderly Outreach Recovery Program in Plainville provides unique recovery support groups for seniors aged 60 and over who may have substance abuse issues or who are concerned about the effects of alcohol and substance use. Substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, often goes undetected among adults over 60. Doctors, caregivers and others may confuse symptoms of substance abuse disorders with age-related changes. The Elderly Outreach Recovery Program provides individual and group treatment for seniors and their families to help bring issues to light and foster positive life changes. Support group meetings are held each Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Drive in Plainville. The program is funded by The Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and the

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Senior home assessments The Center for Healthy Aging, located in The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial and New Britain General, offers several types of assessments including the comprehensive home assessment to determine seniors’ needs both in the home and outside of the home. As a full resource and assessment center for seniors and their families, our Senior Resource Coordinator can help with questions ranging from managing meals to learning about assisted living options. For more information, contact Peg Rancourt, senior resource coordinator, at the Bradley Campus, at (860) 2765293, or Paula Bonanni, at the New Britain General Campus, at (860) 224-5278.

Senior Center Bowling League League reports bowling results Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Aug. 30: High bowler, women — Tina Wishart, 174 High bowler, men — Al Cassella, 190 Turkey club — Frank Robinson, Bernice St. Jean, Richard Bushey, Len Wishart, Paul Bell, Bob Duval, Paul Bisco, Jim Ray, Marion Ray, Tina Wishart Split club — Tony Rosenthal, Helen Tessier, Ron Jablonski, Jerry Tracy-2, Conrad Chasses, Nellie Talbot, John Delin, Marion Ray, Raymond Giroux, Jim Struart, Mary Ann Dumais For information, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 747-2918.

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Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113.



Ancient Free & Accepted Masons — Frederick-Franklin Lodge No. 14, A.F. & A. M., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except July and August, at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. For information, call (860) 410-9112 or visit the lodge Web site at Author at library — Allen G. Johnson will be at

the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., Plainville on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. He will read from his novel, “The First and Last Thing,” that deals with domestic abuse and is an inspiring story of the resilience of the human spirit. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Plainville Library. There is no charge to attend; refreshments will be served. Information: call the library, (860) 793-1446. Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 women’s auxiliary holds open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m.,

at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Book discussion — A memoir of growing up in a New York City hotel in the 1930s and 1940s will be the first topic of discussion of the Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Discussion Group, held at the library, 56 E. Main St., on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. “Hotel Kid: A Times Square Childhood” by Stephen Lewis is nostalgic look at the family life of the general manager of the Taft Hotel. The program is

free and open to the public. New members are always welcome and extra copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Information: call (860) 793-1446. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School Band room. Information: call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.

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Cause Continued from page 4 gling households with contributions of food and other items, as well as access to needed services. “During the first year, we did it for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which is a favorite charity for the fire department,” said Plainville police dispatcher Al Urso. “The following year, we decided there were a lot of people in town that needed help and we have done it for the pantry since then.” Susie Woerz, the executive director of the food pantry,

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Members of the Plainville Fire Company and police department raise donations for the Plainville Community Food Pantry at their annual softball challenge. Above right, is the fire company team; above left, is the police department team.



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A special guest also joined the game. Teresa LaBarbera, a traffic reporter with WFSB, not only threw the opening pitch but hit for both teams and mingled with


if you’ll pardon the pun, coming up to the plate.” She said the organization particularly needed items like soup, juice boxes and cleaning products. Schneider said he personally knew a few people that sometimes used the pantry. “It’s just a good cause,” he said.

said there were 140 households in town already registered to receive assistance from it. It would be up to 180 by December, she said, urging potential applicants to get details online at “The recession is taking a toll on the pantry,” she said. “But the community is still,


team with a solid group of juniors and sophomores, according to Farrell. “I could not be any more pleased than I am with our top three classes,” said Farrell. “We have sophomores who start.” He singled out two sophomores, Marc DeMartinis and Tyler Favreau, both of whom started against Maloney and who, according to the coach, played very well. “With more kids out, we have players competing for spots,” Farrell said. “In the past, maybe some players got a position by default. Now there is competition for spots, and when spots are earned, that can only make us better.” Plainville, which plays in Division IV of the Central Connecticut Conference, plays at Wethersfield Saturday. Game time is 12 p.m.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 23, 2010


Aida Bello

Aida (Edith) Melito Bello, 92, of Forestville, died Sept. 12, 2010, in her home. She is now reunited with her beloved husband of 71 years, Generoso “Jer- Bello ry” Bello, who predeceased her three years ago. She was born at her home in Plainville on March 7, 1918, one of four children to the late Antonio and Maria (Pullano) Melito. A lifelong resident, she was a 1936 graduate of Plainville High School, where she excelled in theater and athletics, including cheerleading and basketball. She married the love of her life, Generoso, on Sept. 30, 1939, and raised a loving family of three sons. She was employed as an inspector at Fafnir Ball Bearing Company for more than 30 years, retiring in 1981 and was a member of the Italian Ladies’ Guild. She was the matriarch of her family, living a life of selflessness, grace and generosity toward others. She always had an open door at her home, where she cooked gourmet meals for her children and their neighborhood friends. She also welcomed into her life her mother-in-law, affectionately known to all as “Grandma,” and her husband’s extended family from

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all OK with him, Catania said. He likes Plainville and is impressed by the residents’ involvement. “It’s a huge plus and dovetails with the enhanced police philosophy,” he said. He’s intent on keeping a close eye the public’s perception of the police department, improving it wherever necessary. “I’m trying to set the tone, we’re here to help,” Catania said.

Italy upon their emigration to the United States. She had great love for singing and dancing and a talent for knitting and crocheting, often donating her handmade items to local and global charities. She was a woman of strong faith, a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville, and often looked to from others for advice. She lived a long and meaningful life and will be missed dearly, leaving her family with many cherished memories. She is survived by her three sons, Richard Bello and his wife, Patricia, of Orange, Calif., John Bello and his wife, Nancy, of Rye, N.Y., and Dr. Gerald Bello, of Forestville; six grandchildren, Dr. Damian Bello and his wife, Dr. Barbara Leigh Vall-Spinosa, of Albuquerque, Dr. Justine Bello and her husband, Andrew Olik, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Jennifer Henry, of San Diego, Calif., Lauren Bello and her partner, Kyle Okerman, of San Francisco, Calif., Lindsay Martin and her husband, Timothy, of Rye, N.Y., and John Michael Bello; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Alexander Bello, and Benjamin Martin; her brother, Pasquale “Pat” Melito, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. She was predeceased by her sisters, Nicolina Hayden and Theresa Urso. The funeral was held Sept. 18, 2010, at Bailey Funeral “Yeah, we arrest people, we do that job when necessary. However most of the time it’s constructive, helpful efforts. Our mission is to find the best in every situation and the people, and work with that. If the public’s perception is anything contrary, I want to know,” Catania said. “I hope the community will be rewarded with improved service and commitment to quality policing under my leadership and direction.”

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Home, Plainville, followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Committal services followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. Memorial donations can be made to the Generoso and Edith Melito Bello Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville, CT 06062.

Jeanne Ouellette Jeanne D. Ouellette, 99, of Coventry, formerly of P l a i nv i l l e , beloved wife of the late Roland Ouellette, died Sept. 13, 2010 at Mansfield Center for Nursing. Ouellette She was born Feb. 27, 1911, in Fort Kent, Maine, daughter of the late Urbain and Helene (Chase) Dube. She was a resident of Plainville of 30 years before moving to Coventry. She was an active member of the Women’s Auxiliary for the Veterans of Foreign War, she volunteered at the McSweeny Center in Willimantic as well as the Plainville Senior Center. She was an active member for 25 years at St. Mary Church in Coventry. She enjoyed traveling the globe and spending time with her family; family was her treasure. She is survived by her children, Raymond and his wife, Patricia Ouellette, of Burlington, and Joyce Urban

and her husband, Peter, of Coventry; her sisters, Marie Healy, of southeast ern Massachusetts, and Annette Ramage, of Fullerton, Calif.; her grandchildren, Todd and his wife, Kerri Ouellette, Brian and his wife, Amy Ouellette, Justin and his wife, Kristin Urban and Pamela Alemany and her husband, Vincent; as well as seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thanks to the nursing staff at Mansfield Center for Nursing. The funeral was held Sept.16, 2010, at the Coventry-Pietras Funeral Home, Coventry. A Mass was held at Our Lady of Mercy, Plainville, Sept. 17, 2010. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehab, In memory of Jeanne Ouellette, 100 Warren Circle, Mansfield, CT 06268.

Stephen Kosswig PV2 Stephen John Kosswig, 23, of Wethersfield, died on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was born in New Britain Oct. 2, 1986, and Kosswig was the son of Dennis and Lillian (Brousseau) Kosswig, of Wethersfield. He was a mem-

ber of Victory Christian Church in Middlefield, a member of Slinkback at the church and was a worship leader on Case Mountain in Manchester. He enlisted in the U.S. Army serving his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood where he became a platoon leader and was highly regarded by his unit and other platoons on base. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ, his family, his friends, camping, bonfires, his BMX bike, snowboarding and had a favorite saying, "There is no better time spent than with family and friends." Besides his parents, he is survived by his two brothers, Dennis Kosswig, of Wethersfield, and Michael Kosswig, of New Britain; his sister, Joy Kosswig, of Wethersfield; and his maternal grandmother, Lucille Brousseau, of Plainville; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his church family. The funeral was held Sept. 18, 2010, at the Victory Christian Church, Middlefield, with the Rev. Peter Leal officiating. Interment followed in State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown where full military honors was accorded. Memorial donations may be made to the Youth Ministry at Victory Christian Church, 191 Meriden Road, Middlefield, CT 06455. The Doolittle Funeral Home, Middletown, was handling the arrangements

Delicious field trip Photo courtesy of Wheeler Regional Family YMCA

The Here We Grow Preschool children from the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA took a field trip to Tim Hortons in Plainville. The children chose chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice cream with their favorite topping: sprinkles, M&Ms or Oreo cookies. Parents joined the ice cream outing.


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LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CT At its September 14, 2010, regular meeting, the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decisions: APPROVED a resubdivision for Donald & Maureen Mikolajcik for two (2) lots for property located at 308 Cooke Street. APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS a special exception for Donald & Maureen Mikolajcik for an interior lot for property located at 308 Cooke Street. APPROVED a special exception for Liberty Bank for a drive through ATM and more than one sign per business for property located at 48 East Street. APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS a site plan modification for Liberty Bank for landscaping, parking and traffic modification for property located a 48 East Street. APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS for Charles R. Nyberg, Associated Architects to install a solar carport for General Electric on property located at 41 Woodford Avenue. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 15th day of September 2010

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


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


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



Bankruptcy Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code


For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127. HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

HOUSE CLEANING CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720 COMPLETE Cleaning service. Family business. Perfectly clean your home, apartments, condos, offices, schools. or phone Ron 203-558-8319 or 203-238-3303 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885 LET me clean your home/office for less $. Will beat other quotes by 20%. (Mature Woman/US Citizen). Call (203) 238-0566 BUNNY’S Cleaning Service I clean apartments, houses, condos. Fully insured. Reasonable rates. Call (203) 815-2078

INCOME TAX FREE TAX COURSE: Liberty Tax Service 140 Washington Ave. North Haven. Begins Wednesday October 13th 6:00PM to 9:PM. Each Wednesday night for eight weeks. Call 203-2342889 and leave your name, address and phone number. Small fee for books.

JUNK REMOVAL JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yd. Fall Clean-Ups Free estimates. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad

Pete In The Pickup For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110



A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 HOME DOCTOR Major carpenty projects. A to Z Repairs. E/Glass Windows $189 installed. Since 1949. BBB Member. #573358 203-639-8389

HEATING & COOLING 30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. We hope you never have to see our work at Midstate Medical Center’s new Meriden facilities. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

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

LANDSCAPING JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d.


PLUMBING ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

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


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




OTHERS Wash - WE CLEAN! GONE! Gutter black lines... GONE! Green Mold... GONE! Black Mildew... Dirt, Grease & Grime... GONE!

203-631-3777 860-839-1000

Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139




Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

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


A Good Job at a Good Price!

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

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

Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 ROOFS R US Shingle, EPDM, Res./Comm. Repairs. Since 1949. E/Glass Windows $189 Installed. BBB Member. #573358 203-639-8389 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 To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 KATIE’S CONSTRUCTION $1000 OFF lowest estimate for Sept/Oct signings. 203-284-0137 Reg #558927

ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455


203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

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

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS All Type Pool and Spa, LLC Inground & above ground pool closings. Professional service, reasonable rates. For more info, call (203) 537-9188.


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


WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301


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

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


Fahey Plumbing 203-235-1383


Roofing, Siding & Gutters

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


No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC. Affordable, reliable, insured. Mowing, seasonal cleanups, snow removal- driveways/sidewalks. 203-687-1347

CT Reg. #516790

POWER WASHING POWERWASHING Now made affordable. Full house or spot washing. Fences & decks. Olsen Powerwashing. Free estimates. Fully ins. 203-272-2699



CT Reg #616311 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430




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

POLISH Lady with many years of experience available to help elderly persons in their homes. Avail after 10am. 860-505-0290 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 GREEK Novelties General Contractor. General maintenance/ capital improvements. Experienced in professional services. Restoration, mold and water damage repair. Painting, remodeling, landscaping, snow removal. House, basement, attic cleanouts. Free est. Ins. CT Reg 0627813. 203-235-8685


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

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



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

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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

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


LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 23, 2010

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….




$900/month. 2 months security.

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

Call (860) 538-5575

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

WALLINGFORD - 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, off street parking, $800/month plus security deposit. Call 203-537-1937 WALLINGFORD - 3 Bedroom, 1st floor apt. Washer/Dryer hookup, 1 gar., driveway parking and/or gar., no pets. $1200 plus utilities & $1200 sec dep. 203-843-5264. 138 S. Colony Rd WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. Off street parking. Porch. WD hookup. $850. 27 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message. MERIDEN LG. 2BR, 3rd fl 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 223 Camp St. $900/mo. Sect 8 approved. No pets. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Meriden Studio Apartments Available 80 East Main St. $500 Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 1-1/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-4BRs, 2nd flr, off-st parking. Near Casmir Pulaski school. $1080/mo + sec. Utils not included. Cats ok. Call Nancy 203-676-3254 MERIDEN-Fully furnished 3Rms, 1BR, LR, kit, prvt bath. $675/mo. Lease & sec dep req’d. Call 860-404-1871 MERIDEN-Updated 3BR Apt 3rd Floor. 1300SF, W/D hkup Off st parking. Small pets ok. Available now. (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN. Spacious studio apt on bus line. $625/mo includes heat and electric. No pets. (203) 982-3042. MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868

MERIDEN- Large 2 or 3 BR apt. Just remodeled! Hdwd flrs. $995/mo. Call 203-213-6175

PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully applianced. Inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. Starting @ $625/ mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 (x1)

MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, off st. parking. Quiet house. No pets. $800. 60 Pleasant St. 203-6686066.

SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620

SOUTHINGTON 1BR, 1st flr $600/mo. 2mo sec. Call 860-538-5575

MERIDEN-3BR, w/appls, off-st not incld. $875 check required.

2 Full Baths, parking, utils + sec. Credit (646)345-2636

MERIDEN-4/5BRs, 2 flr apt, (2) LR, off-st park. Newly remodeled, hdwd flr, huge EIK. No pets. Avail now! 860-573-1182 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,350 per month. Call 203-440-1003

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 -2 BR, 2nd FL, 4 Rms. Recently remodeled. Stove & refrig, carpeting, hookups, porches. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-663-1389 WALLINGFORD -2 BR, 2nd FL, 4 Rms. Recently remodeled. Stove & refrig, carpeting, hookups, porches. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-663-1389 WALLINGFORD 1st Fl. One lg BR. LR, Remodeled Kitchen w/appliances. No pets or smoking. $850 + deposit & lease. 203-639-9004 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, downtown location. $900 plus utilities. Call (203) 284-0212

MERIDEN - Daylight Storage 125 Research Parkway (2) 10’ x 20’ units available. Pay for 3 months, get 4th month FREE! Call (203) 238-9830 MERIDEN - Garage for Rent! $75 per month. 203-554-3377 MERIDEN - Garage for rent! 28’x28’. 12’x13’ door plus entry door. Private. (No repairs Storage only!) $300/mo. Call Paul 203-537-0173 WALLINGFORD Garage- North Main St. Close to center of town. Good area. $85/month. Sec. dep. req’d. Available immediately. 203-269-1426.

BUSINESS PROPERTY FOR RENT MERIDEN Home Office for Lease. May be used as 2 BR apt. Also 1 Bedroom apartment available. Call (203) 427-7089

WALLINGFORD 4 BR, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. Appliances included. No dogs. Available immediately. $1400. (203) 634-1881

MERIDEN $269,900 Spacious 3BR home near Middlefield line. Remodeled kit & baths. Unfinished, walk-out lower level adds additional 1100 sq. ft. Beautiful & private country setting, Cair, FP & 2 car gar.

Linda (203) 235-3300

WALLINGFORD MERIDEN $140 per week. Fully furnished. All utilities & cable. W/D in clean basement. Off street parking. Nice yard. 203-537-1772. Lisa, after 4pm.

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

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

Linda (203) 265-5618

29 Schofield St, West Warwick, RI 3BR 1BA 1,404sf+/1101 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 3BR 2BA 1,689sf+/21 Connecticut Dr, Plainfield, CT 2BR 2BA 960sf+/792 Providence Pike, Putnam, CT 3BR 1BA 1,112sf+/65 Perry Street Unit 1, Putnam, CT 2BR 2.5BA 1,588sf+/- condo. All properties sell: 2:00PM Mon., Sep. 27 at 1101 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI Open to the Public Open this weekend, please go to or call 800-801-8003 for details. Many properties now available for online bidding! A Buyer’s Premium may apply. Williams & Williams RI RE LIC#B-14723 HARV LEVIN BROKER, AUC LIC#7774 HARV LEVIN AUCTIONEER

HELP WANTED AUTO MECHANIC, Foreign car exp., own tools, exc. pay & benefits. Wlfd. dealership. 203284-8989 fax: 203-269-1114 AUTO/TRUCK ACCESSORY INSTALLER - FT/PT 5+ Yrs exp incl accessory installation, performance, mobile electronics, and fabrication. Prev sales exp a plus. Must have working knowledge of aftermkt products. Send work exp, references, and salary req to or mail to Record-Journal Box 94, 11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT 06450 CALL CENTER Wallingford call center is currently looking for friendly and enthusiastic reps to answer phones for inbound sales. Full time first and second shifts are available. Must work 1 weekend shift. Bi-lingual a plus. Please call 203-284-6040 ext 1970

Customer Service Representative

MERIDEN - Windingbrook. For Sale By Owner. 2BR Townhouse, 1.5 bath. Washer/Dryer included. Newer furnace, central air and HW heater. Sunken living room w/Fireplace. Spectacular waterfront view from the deck. 1 car gar. Pool, tennis courts & clubhouse. $179,900. Call Bob 203-213-9415 MERIDEN- Woodland Ridge 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse with 2 decks, garage, great yard. Pet friendly complex. Asking $145,000. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381 SOUTHINGTON-REDUCED! 2BR TH on Rt 322. 1 1/2 baths, private deck. MANY UPGRADES. EZ access to Bristol & Cheshire. $134,900. 860-841-9412


Real Estate Auction Nominal Opening Bids Start at $10,000 WALLINGFORD $309,900 Spacious 3 family-exceptional Condition! Newer kitchens and baths, up-dated plumbing, heating and electrical. All separate utilities. Wood flooring and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618


“New Listing”

MIDDLEFIELD/ROCKFALL3bd/1ba Cozy, Immaculate ranch. Country setting. Updated kit/bath HW flrs. Great schools. Immaculate! $224000. Joann DeRaffaele Prudential CT Realty 860-916-5151/860638-4230 mls#g570505


MERIDEN-Large safe furnished room. All utils plus cable. 1st flr. $125/weekly. Share kit & bath. 203-238-3369

MERIDEN - For Sale By Owner $265,000 Colonial in quiet neighborhood . Beautifully remodeled! Vinyl siding, roof, heating, plumbing, electrical & C/A. 2nd flr has w/w carpet, 3 BRs, 2 full BA. Master BR w/his/her closets & FB. 1st flr is open flr plan, new HW flrs, cabinets & SSL appliance included. 3 level barn/garage for the hobbyist Call today for your showing: 203-530-6453 or 203-631-7420

MERIDEN $269,900 Spacious 3BR home near Middlefield line. Remodeled kit & baths. Unfinished, walk-out lower level adds additional 1100 sq.ft. Beautiful & private country setting, CAIR, FP, & 2 car gar. Linda 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD-Christian St. 5 RM/2BR, hdwd flrs, pantry, porch, garage, fridge & stove, Washer dryer hookup $950. Refs. No pets. 203-868-1087

WLFD-3BR, 2nd fl, hdwd fls, newly renovated, new windows. WD hkup. Off st parking. $1050 + sec. No pets. Cred ck. Avail Now! Sec 8 approved. 203-535-1162

Linda (203) 272-1234

MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223

WALLINGFORD So. Whittlesey Ave. 3 Rooms/1 BR. 3rd Fl. Appliances & utilitiess incl. No smoking. No pets. Credit check, sec. & refs. $750. 203-640-0914

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

“New Listing” $749,900 Dramatic and tastefully appointed newer Victorian home. Over 3700 sq. ft. Main level spacious in-law. State of the art mechanicals.


WALLINGFORD Cozy 2 BR, 2nd Floor Convenient location. Off street parking. $850/month. No pets. 203-269-9585




WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl. Remodeled. New bath, kit & floors. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fenced -in yard. Dead end st. $900. Owner/Agent (203) 269-7348 WALLINGFORD 3 BR, 1st FL. Newly renovated. Large rooms. Trash pickup, W/D in mudroom. 1 1/2 months security. 203-537-1772 after 4pm


MERIDEN- 2BR, 2 bath, appliances, enclosed porch. Many options. Handicap accessible. Asking $69,900. 90% financing avail. Plaza Homes 860-828-8692

REAL ESTATE WANTED CA$H FOR YOUR HOUSE We Buy Houses - “AS-IS” - Fast 860-589-4663


BAKERY MANAGER & CAKE DECORATOR POSITIONS High volume, fast pace, retail grocery store. Ideal manager candidate must have previous management experience, possess excellent leadership skills and be available on weekends & holidays. Expertise in cake decorating & pastries, strong merchandising & multi tasking skills. Responsible for inventory, order/product knowledge, employee scheduling and training. Cake Decorator must be familiar with cake decorating techniques. References are required. Respond to: Bakery Manager & Cake Decorator P.O. Box 185401 Hamden, CT 06518

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

Record-Journal Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450

DENTAL Hygienists & Assistants needed Grow with us! Must be Certified. Bilingualpreferred Day, evening, wkend hrs available Please send resume to Office Located in Westfield Shopping Mall INSPECTOR, Entry level. 2nd shift. If you’re good with your hands, can work with very small parts & are good at math our Wallingford client will train you. $10.50. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 today. IT TECH SUPPORT MS certified; TCP IT; IT Routing; MS active directory; MS server exchange; Server 2008 to provide high-end tech support to clients. $15-$19/hr. CALL 203909-6700 OR FAX 203-909-6701 SERRA CREATIVE STAFFING LLC

MACHINE OPERATORS Now taking applications for Machine Operators on 2nd & 3rd shift. Must have good mechanical background. Previous experience preferred but not necessary. 5 day work week with overtime as required. Full benefits. Successful candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug and aptitude testing. Apply in Person Northeastern Shaped Wire 411 North Main St Southington, CT 06489

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen HELP WANTED

Maintenance Dept Now taking applications for a 1st shift maintenance mechanic. Duties include performing routine and preventive maintenance on machines, fork trucks and building. Previous maintenance experience required. Welding, hydraulic and electrical experience preferred. 5 day work week with overtime as required. Full benefits. Successful candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug and aptitude testing. Apply in person Northeastern Shaped Wire 411 N Main St Southington, CT 06489 MANUFACTURER Of wire & cable seeks individual with strong mechanical/ production skills. Experience a plus but willing to train the right person. Stable work history & willingness to learn is a must. Apply in person at: Q-S Technologies, Inc. 602 Pomeroy Avenue, Meriden, CT (9:00am – 4:00pm) or email Maria Neclerio @


Mechanic Mechanic II: Skilled mechanic at the advanced journeyman level is needed in the repair and maintenance of all types of motor vehicles and mechanical equipment. The position requires 4 years experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical or motorized equipment; or technical/trade school training in automotive repair may substitute for up to 3 years of experience with 1 year of employment as a mechanic. Must have own tools. $20.71 to $24.86 per hour (wages under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax # (203) 294-2084 Closing date will be September 30, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE

Seeking 2 years experience performing quality control responsibilities in a production environment; preferably banking. Will be responsible for quality control in our statement rendering department, checking rendered statements for accuracy, timeliness, correct cycles, customer requests, and assist where needed. Will monitor stock for accurate storage and placement. Must have hands on experience, good organization skills, able to work in a fast paced, environment and have the ability to do moderate lifting and bending. Excellent benefit package begins day one. HS or GED required. All candidates drug tested and background checked.


Now hiring for Ȼ Seasonal warehouse associates


Quality Control Clerks 9am - 5:30pm


Join our team as a Macy’s warehouse associate!

MACHINIST. Experienced, set up background preferred. Must be able to pass criminal & credit check. $10+ an hour. Plainville. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242

Regional N.E. T/L Carrier Steady Work Weekly Settlements Home Every Weekend Call - Larry 888-477-0020 opt 7 or apply at


When the leaves start falling...

We’re hiring

for the holidays! Discover the Magic of Macy’s

A good job is in store Macy’s offers competitive salary and fun environment that captures the spirit of the season. Macy’s Discounts Your holiday budget will go further with a discount on buying gifts for family, friends or a treat for yourself We Offer Ȼ Part time flex Ȼ Shift differentials available. Ȼ Weekday shift Mon. - Thurs. Ȼ Weekend shift Fri. - Sun. Interested? Apply online at: Or stop in our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday. Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check.

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HELP WANTED 15 Sterling Drive Wallingford, CT 06492 SENIOR CIVIL/STRUCTURAL ENGINEER AI Engineers, Inc. is a fast growing consulting engineering firm seeking a full time Sr. Civil/ Structural Engineer for our Middletown, CT office. Duties include planning, directing and coordinating activities in the field of civil and structural engineering. Requires a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and three years of experience in civil engineering or related field. Must also have good knowledge of MathCAD, Auto CAD, Microstation, STAAD PRO, SAP200, FLAC 2D, MS excel. If interested please email your resume to or fax to: 860-635-7312. AA/EOE TELESALES Reps

RECEPTIONIST Position available for a hard-working, conscientious individual for a busy small animal hospital. Must have pleasant personality, good phone skills and FILING skills. Starting hours are Mon & Fri, 8:00 to closing (5 or 5:30), Tues & Thurs 2:00 to closing, Wed. 2:00 to closing (6 or 6:30) and Sat. 8:00 to noon. Additional hours may be needed to fill in for vacations, etc. (Flexibility is a plus.) Apply in person at 607 East Main Street, Meriden.

The Miller Company, an equal opportunity employer, is a fully integrated manufacturer of Copper Alloy Strip. It serves the electronics industry and other markets that require the highest quality product available. Currently accepting applications for:

(Licensed) ELECTRICIAN With min 3 yrs industrial exp in repairing and servicing heavy-industry production equipment. Work includes layout, installation, maintenance and trouble shooting of DC Drives, Control Systems, Breakers, Relays and Switch Gear for Rolling Mill Equipment. Electronics & PLC exp strongly desired.

12-hour shifts nights from 7:00PM - 7:00AM 4 days on, 4 days off Hourly rate: $22.85 - $24.37 Walk-ins welcome to fill out application between 8 AM and 5 PM. If applicable, attach copy of current E1 or E2 license or other certification.

THE MILLER COMPANY Wire EDM Programmer/ Operator

Claudia Groten, Human Resources 115 Center Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Fax: (203)- 639-5205 E-Mail: HELP WANTED

That’s Great News is an entrepreneurial company with a pleasant, friendly work environment located in Cheshire, CT Our TeleSales Reps need to have the following skills: ● Experience in outbound sales ● Aptitude for Direct Selling over the telephone ● Good attention to detail and diligent follow-up ● Experience in developing relationships with key customers ● Computer skills Must have one (1) year minimum Telephone sales or Telemarketing Experience


Skilled Wire EDM Operator with min. 5 yrs experience needed. Candidates must be able to Program all CNC Wire EDM machines, set up EDM equipment which includes Fanuc Robo-Cut. Competence with reading micrometers & calipers required. Mastercam X4 programming a +. We offer excellent benefits and wages. Serious and Qualified Applicants Only! Apply in person, e-mail or fax resume to 203-269-1357

Component Engineers, Inc. 108 N. Plain Industrial Road Wallingford, CT 06492

FT Teacher Asst for Preschool. $8.50-9.50 per ed. & exp. Training & adv. opp. EOE. Send resume REGIONAL Class A Drivers and 1st & 2nd Shift Mechanics needed at North Branford Trucking Company terminal only experienced applicants need apply. Call between 9am3pm Mon-Fri 203-484-9793 SMALL Engine Tech. Wallingford, CT Experience w/2 & 4 cycle engines Electrical mechanical & generator repairs is beneficial. Excellent Pay & Benefits Altaquip Contact Bill - (203) 741-1000 Fax: (203)741-0712

Come work with a terrific team preparing food in the kitchen and serving lunch to Cheshire’s future citizens. Follow the school schedule with summer, weekends and holidays off. 3 1/2 hours within this time frame: 10:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Mon-Fri (MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COME IN EARLIER ON SHORT NOTICE) QUALIFICATIONS: or equivalent

FLOATERS SALARY: $11.60 per hour SUBSTITUTED SALARY: $11.50 per hour CLOSING DATE: Sept 28, 2010 Send Letter of Intent & Employment Application to:

Cheshire Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410


40 hours/week. Develop, evaluate and proof manufacturing methods utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling. Develop, simulate and improve CNC machining programs for sophisticated prismatic parts by using Pro/Engineer software system to produce components. Plan machining processes and design the fixtures for CNC programs, create detailed engineering drafting for fixture components by using Pro/Engineer 3D CAD/CAM software system to develop new programming methods. Use and application of Vericut 3D simulation and verification software. Requires an Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology or its equivalent and a background in ProEngineer 3D CAD/CAM software and Vericut 3D software. The incumbent must also possess two years experience in the job offered. Send resume to: Rhonda Harrington, Manager, Human Resources, Jarvis Products Corporation, 33 Anderson Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

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Applications are available at the above address

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at DIETARY AIDE PT. 15-22 hrs/wk, flex hrs. incl. every other wkend. Food service, dishwash, mop fl, clean dining room/kitch. $8.25 start. Contact Jackie @ 860-349-1041.


TEACHERS Needed full time for immediate opening in Infant/ Toddler room. Exp. required. Early Childhood Education is a plus. Please contact Michelle or Phyllis at Precious Cargo Daycare, 15 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wlfd. (203) 265-0055

WAREHOUSE/DRIVER Part Time. Apply in person: Gulf Shrimp 240 Atwater St., Plantsville. YARD WORK Do yard work & other chores around the house. Send information to PO BOX 373, Middlefield, CT 06455

PHYSICAL THERAPIST FT POSITION - available in our state of the art Continuing Care Retirement Community. Join our expanding Rehabilitation team with a focus in outpatient and aquatic therapy. This position serves all ages. Please apply in person, Mon - Fri, 8am-7pm or Weekends 10am - 2pm. No Phone Calls! Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410 or fax resume to 203-271-7794 or email to EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V.

Lovely Assisted Living Community is seeking: LPN 40 hours 11-7 Includes EOW Full complement of benefits Must have at least 2 years experience and computer knowledge. CNA Part time 11-7 Full time/part time 3-11 Includes EOW Beautiful working environment with a great staff. Planetree Affiliate Must be reliable and committed to quality care. Please forward your resume or Apply in person only NO PHONE CALLS Fax 860-378-1024 Mulberry Gardens of Southington 58 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT 06479 Attn: Laura Tarantino

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