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Volume 10, Number 36

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Officials declare homes contaminated after Irene By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Some residents might have been upset when their power went out, or when a tree fell down in their yard after Tropical Storm Irene hit the area last weekend. Residents on Robert Street

Ext. and Norton Place Ext. probably wished that was all that happened. Major flooding occurred on the roads and forced residents out of their homes after the storm hit. On top of that were the hazardous health and environmental risks the waters presented,

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Cheryl Iris takes a look at the water damage and contamination in her home. Anything and everything the water touched has to be discarded, she said, and mold has already begun to grow on some furniture.

being contaminated with more than 700 times the allowable level of E. coli bacteria. On Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency came to look at the area and assess the damage to some homes. “The waters were contaminated with sewage and oil and as a result, anything that came in contact with the flood waters are contaminated as well, so that’s a lot of belongings,” said Town of Plainville Public Health Coordinator Marco Palmeri. “Everybody’s basements were full, some people’s first floors were breached as well, so you can imagine the significant amount of items that need to be thrown away.” Palmeri said the Environmental Protection Agency has a standard of about 230 colony forming units, or cells, of E. coli per 100 milliliters of water as the permissible level for swimming — the water that flooded the area had 170,000 colony forming units per 100 milliliters. Cheryl and Frank Iris had

their entire basement flooded, with water coming up into the living quarters up to about 1 foot high. Cheryl said the house, which they’ve lived in for 19 years, is under discussion of being con-

demned. “There’s mold growing, the floors are buckling,” she said as she walked through the first floor of her house.

See FEMA, page 6

Town prepares residents for new trash collection system By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen With automated trash and single-stream waste and recycling pickup beginning next week on Sept. 12, Dan Grasso, assistant to Town Manager Robert E. Lee, and Jill Latella, office

manager for Latella Rubbish Removal, swung by the Plainville Senior Center Sept. 1 to address any issues or concerns and answer any questions that residents might have about

See Trash, page 4

Events on Sept. 24 aim for fun while fundraising for two community causes By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

On Saturday, Sept. 24, families in Plainville will be able to pack in a day of fun from 10 a.m. into the evening and it will all be for a good cause. Plainville Community Fun(d) Day and the annual Downtown Block Party will both be held that day. However, organizers do not consider the two events to be in conflict because the Fun(d) Day ends at 3 p.m. and the Block Party begins at 5 p.m. Dolly Chamberlin, chairwoman of the Plainville Community Fund, said she discussed the date with Sgt. Charles Smedick, who helps organize the annual Block Party and they both felt there was not a conflict be-

cause people are already in the frame of mind to spend the day having fun. The Plainville Community Fund, an endowed fund at Main Street Community Foundation which was created in 2007 to support local organizations and programs, is planning the second annual Fun(d) Day to alert people to the opportunities in the community and make them more aware of the organization. The event will be held at Robertson Airport on Johnson Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plans for that day include a performance by a country western band, booths touting various programs and agencies, a child identification service presented by Plainville See Events, page 8

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Residents take a look at the sample barrels brought to the Sept. 12 seminar at the Plainville Senior Center. The barrel in the foreground is the smaller, 65-gallon barrel that can be specially requested while the one behind it is the 95-gallon barrel that is distributed by default.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 8, 2011

Board of education accepting nominations for wall of honor

The Plainville Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Memorial Wall

Correction In the story “Committee to analyze dissemination of public information” published in the Sept. 1 issue of The Plainville Citizen, the names of the school board members serving on a new procedural committee should have been Barbara Willard, Patrick Ringrose and Charlotte Koskoff. School Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching did not suggest forming the committee, which will develop a standard procedure for the school board when information is requested. Kitching previously suggested having a school board finance and audit committee.

of Honor, a permanent tribute to honor individuals who have contributed significant volunteer service to the educational community. There are certain qualifications established in the school district policy regarding recognition of meritorious services to education through the memorial wall of honor. Individuals selected must meet the following criteria: 20 or more years of significant educational community service contributions, sustained the quality of life

or had a positive impact on the lives of Plainville students, created opportunities for students through new facilities or programs, must be a Plainville resident during the time the nominee provided educational community service, has not been previously honored by other actions of the town, such as facilities named in their honor or memorial, candidate must be deceased, and was a positive role model and exemplified high moral character. Requests to nominate an

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individual to be recognized on the Memorial Wall of Honor must be made in writing on an approved nomina-

tion form. The form is available on the Plainville Com-

See BOE, page 5

Fall programs Registration for fall programs offered by the Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., starts Tuesday, Sept. 13. Fee payment must accompany registration for programs carrying a charge. Programs with insufficient enrollment are subject to cancellation. Recreation programs are offered for youth and adults. Youth programs include pillo polo grades 1 to 5, KempoKung Fu Martial Arts grades k to 7, toddle time ages 2 and 3, kidz-r-size ages 3 to 6, abc yoga for kids ages 3 to 9, basketball clinic for boys and girls grades K to 9, gymnastics ages 1 to 6, youth/modern dance grades k to 8, swim team ages 4 and up, guard start ages 11 to 14, and red cross swim instruction PCA through Level 6. Adult classes include adult fitness, swim lessons, water aerobics, co-ed volleyball, pilates, tai chi, yoga, men’s basketball, men’s over 30 basketball, Plainville Wind Ensemble, beginner quilting, knitting circle, zumba, and dog obedience. For more information, call the Recreation Department, at (860) 747-6022.

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A Poker Run for Autism will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Blue Plate Cafe, 180 Woodford Ave. The run will start at the Blue Plate Cafe with registration at 9:45 a.m. and the poker run will start at 11 a.m. The poker run will end at the Blue Plate. Included in the ticket price is the ride, a pig roast and a full buffet. There will also be raffle prizes. For more information, call the cafe at (860) 747-4860.

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

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, September 8, 2011

Trash Continued from page 1

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Dan Grasso, of the Town of Plainville, addresses the crowd at the Plainville Senior Center about the new automated trash and recycling pickup scheduled to begin in Plainville on Sept. 12. ally aren’t supposed to be included in the pickup anyway. Dennis Doughton said he thinks the switch is a good idea, but had a question about how much money is being saved. He asked who is exactly is saving money through the switch since residents received a tax increase. Grasso explained if the current trash collector’s bid was accepted, taxes could have gone up even more. “This company [Latella] came in and gave a much better price because you’re only using one person on the truck,” Grasso said. “You’re saving money on labor.”

Doughton said his question was merely curiosity, and overall he is not against the program. “I’m comfortable with it,” Doughton said. “I think it’s going to be a pretty good system. All the surrounding towns use it so I don’t see where there’d be any problem.” One resident asked about egg cartons and whether or not they are recyclable. Latella said foam egg cartons are not because they are already recycled and can’t be turned around again. Paper

See Trash, page 8


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State Sen. Jason Welch talks business with AMP Radio Network employees in downtown Plainville on Aug. 30. From left are AMP Radio Network General Manager Rit Petit, Sales Manager Eric Liegeot, Operations Manager Dawn Welsh-Carlson and Welch.


State Sen. Jason Welch visited on Aug. 30 employees of AMP Radio Network, located at 32 Whiting St. in downtown Plainville. Created five years ago by Rit Petit, AMP radio advertising can now be heard at the pumps at more than 125 gas stations in Connecticut and Massachusetts. AMP advertisers— whether local, regional or national — are able to choose where they advertise, how often their ads run and the lengths of the ads. Clients can target their audiences by geography and lifestyle. “AMP Radio Network allows clients to reach their target audience cost effectively by geography and lifestyle. The soft drink company can reach the consumer outside the convenience store, the dry cleaner can reach the neighborhood commuter who passes through the area every day, the mortgage company can reach its entire target region — all at a fraction of the cost of traditional radio and television. With the AMP Radio Network, the reach is focused, the frequency is increased and the consumer can’t change the channel,” according to the company website

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“We tore this carpet up, it was the entire first floor. The flies are in here already, everything’s just a mess. Everything that this water came in contact with has to be discarded because it was contaminated with fecal matter.” The Iris family of four cannot live in the house in its current state. Cheryl said her family has been living in a camper trailer parked in back of a gas station. Kari Deprey was in the middle of construction for an addition to her house. Since the construction was going up, everything was on the first floor. She said she lost everything. “I got one 35-foot dumpster, it’s disgusting, my whole life, right there in the dumpster, everything,” Deprey said.

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this damage is as bad as any of that, the real question is to whether these houses will survive.” Murphy said he was glad FEMA came down, and the damage and contamination is very real. “You can’t stand in them [houses] for more than a couple minutes at a time,” Murphy said. “The stench of whatever was in the water, it’s really bad.” Palmeri said there are several residents that have claimed to be ill as a result of prolonged exposure to the hazardous atmosphere. “We have contacted Yale School of Environmental Medicine and Occupational Health,” Palmeri said. “They are coming to assess the overall condition and be able to give better information to those who feel they were sick as to what they could potentially be exposed to and what those effects are on the body.” Holly McIntyre suffered little damage compared to her neighbors — flooding in the basement and some shingles off her roof. She said she evacuated on Saturday, so she didn’t have to kayak out or be rescued with several of her neighbors. “I’ve been down here since 1996 so I know it can get pretty bad,” McIntyre said. “In ’99 it was pretty bad with [Tropical Storm] Floyd and I had a gut feeling this was going to be worse than Floyd, which it was.”

prey said the number of residents on both affected streets is 104. Sutherland said town officials were down in the area on Monday to evaluate and survey the area. “To this point here we’ve come to the stage where apparently insurance companies are not responding quickly or not responding at all to them, which we’re trying to get them to step on their people’s toes,” Sutherland said. “We brought meals ready to eat and water, we got Red Cross down here,” he added. “The state decided last night [Thursday] to send us FEMA today [Friday] and Red Cross disaster services, so FEMA’s taking evaluation and putting the level of damage on each house so they can go back to their people.” U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy came down as well to see the damage. “I just haven’t been down here yet,” Murphy said. “There’s a lot of attention in Milford and East Haven, but

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Living Life trips for all

First day of school

Trips are being offered for persons in the community who have developmental disabilities. The Living Life program, a CCARC/PARC — A Family-Centered Agency For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities joint venture, is funded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. The following trips are being offered Sept.17 through Nov. 26: a trip to a Boston Red Sox game, Mohegan Sun Casino, Berlin Fair, Brown’s Harvest Festival Farm, the Basketball Hall of Fame, the movies, and “A Christmas Carol� at the Hartford Stage. There is a program fee and also a date to sign up for these trips. Participants don’t need to be connected to an agency or an ARC. For more information, call PARC, at (860) 818-4517, to speak to Dawn, the program manager.



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Frank T. Wheeler School students anticipate the first day of school in Plainville on Sept. 1. From left are Connor Cello, Jacen Dupree, Jenna Dupree, Olivia Wazorko and Lillian Wazorko. Connor and Lillian are in second grade, Jacen is in third, and Jenna and Olivia are in fourth.



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Chamber of Commerce, and a train ride and activities for the youngsters. The Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, Project Graduation, Boy Scouts, and Crowley Ford and Crowley Volkswagen have all reserved spots. The popular Cow Chip Raffle will also return, hopefully featuring two cows this year. In 2010 on the morning of the

event, the farmer who was lending the two cows was unable to bring them because of several problems. Byron Treado, one of the event organizers, had to scramble for two other suitable beasts. Eventually two oxen did their duty, depositing “cow plops” in several of the 2-foot squares. Winners received $2,000, $1,000 and $500 for first, second and third place. It was a tremendous fundraiser, Chamberlin said, and they hope for the same

success this year. Tickets are being sold now and can be purchased at Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East St., Doc Discount Wine & Liquor, 17 Farmington Ave., and Tonio’s Pizza, corner of Stillwell Drive and East Street. A limited number of tickets is available.

The Block Party, held on Whiting Street, is the major fundraiser for the Robert S. Holcomb Scholarship, named and given in memory of the Plainville Police officer who died in the line of duty. Admission is charged. Entertainment by “Flyin’ Blind,” vendor and organiza-

Library Briefs Friends’ movie A beautiful new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s literary classic will be the feature film for the Friends of the Library Matinee se-

ries. Charlotte Bronte’s Gothic romance “Jane Eyre,” directed by Cary Fukunaga, has just been released in DVD and will be screened at the library on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m.


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“The Widower’s Tale,” by Julia Glass will be the topic of the Friends of the Library first book discussion of the 2011-12 season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Percy Darling, narrator of Glass’s fourth novel, is a newly retired Harvard professor, comfortable in his settled life, until hit by a series of surprising reversals of fortune. Glass shapes the plot with astute insights into the complexity of family relationships, the gulf between social classes, and our modern culture of excess to create a dramatic, thought-provoking and immensely satisfying novel.

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cartons, however, are generally recyclable, she said. Latella added that cartons will usually indicate on the box if they are recyclable. Another resident asked about TV dinners. Latella said the box and tray the food come in are both recyclable, however, the cellophane wrapper that goes over the food should be thrown in the trash. Grasso and Latella cleared up some other points, saying pickup days will remain the same that they are right now. A sign-up sheet was also put out for residents who wish to have a 65-gallon barrel, and said if a request was made to the town already for a smaller barrel, there is no need to do it again. For more information, visit or .

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FEMA Continued from page 6 The Robert Street Ext. and Norton Place Ext. area is not unfamiliar with flooding, though McIntyre said the issue has only gotten worse as time goes by. “That is one of our concerns as a neighborhood, it is getting worse and it’s getting

more frequent and we, as a neighborhood, are ready to surrender this to the state,” she said. “If they bought it, we’re all ready to leave, because it’s like we’re going to repair, for what? To let it happen again?” A representative from FEMA was present but was unavailable for comment at the time.

neighbors, and they are community-minded. We want Continued from page 5 small businesses like AMP smaller companies.’ You Radio Network to thrive here know what? It’s true. So I in Plainville and throughout have set about to change that greater Bristol. They deserve mindset. Small businesses our full attention and that’s are the engine of our econo- why I am fighting for more my. They are the job creators. pro-business policies to be They are our friends and our enacted in Hartford.”


Saturday hours The Plainville Public Library will resume Saturday hours on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library’s weekly schedule will be: Monday — Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1446 or (860) 793-1450 (Children’s Room). On the internet, the library webpage is The library will not be open on Sunday afternoons in the winter due to budget reductions.

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All-you-caneat breakfast An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is held on the second Sunday of every month, except for July and August, at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St., from 8 to 11 a.m. The choice of menu is juice, eggs, western eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, Texas French toast, bagels, doughnuts and coffee. Children under 6 are free. Everyone is welcome and this is open to the public. The next breakfast will be Sept. 11.

21st century family forum Redeemer’s AME Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., will be having information and discussion forums about “The 21st Century Family: Informing, Equipping and Celebrating” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:15




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Upcoming events Upcoming events at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, are Sunday, Sept. 11 — Sunday school Rally Day 9 a.m. and observance of 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, at 10 a.m.

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eight grandchildren, Cheryl Laz, of Raymond, Maine, Rebecca Thompson, of Southington, John Percival, of Kensington, Stephen Percival, James Percival, both of Southington, Scott Percival, of Avon, Emily Percival-Snyder, of El Cerrito, Calif.; and Oliver Percival, of Portland, Maine; and 15 great grandchildren; her brother, Francis Reardon; sisters, Katherine Reardon and Elizabeth Eddy, of New Britain; sister, Gladys Pretto, of Houston, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard E. Percival; her son, Russell G. Percival; two brothers, Thomas Reardon and John Reardon; and a sister, Margaret McKeon. He-

len’s family would like to thank the staff at 75 State St. for the kindness and care provided to her, the staff at the Barron Center for the open arms extended to her, and to Dr. David Polisner and staff at Mercy Hospital for not only caring for her physically but also for their compassion and recognition of her spirit. A Mass was held on Aug. 27, 2011, at St. Dominic Church, Southington. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Dominic School, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington, CT 06489. Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, was in charge of arrangements.


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Helen M. (Reardon) Percival died peacefully on Aug. 17, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. She left this earth quietly and in the presence of her family. She was born in Forestville in 1920, and grew up in New Britain, where she attended St Mary’s School and graduated from New Britain High School. After high school she met and married her husband, Howard Percival, and raised their family of four children. She believed there was always room for one more; along with her husband and four children she cared for her nephew and her father-inlaw. The generosity of her spirit was a trademark of her life. She was always ready to help others, and gave selflessly when she did. Her home was a busy one filled with family, friends, hard work, lots of fun and most importantly, love. She

worked for the Sussman family in several of their grocery stores in New Britain and Plainville for more than 25 years. After her retirement, she worked for Magson Uniforms in Berlin and finally her most favorite job was at St. Dominic School in Southington. After she retired for the third time from work, she continued to volunteer at St. Dominic School. She was recognized for her volunteer work and received the Hopes Award, an award presented to her for outstanding and dedicated volunteer service in support of a local parochial school. She moved to Portland, Maine, four years ago to be closer to her daughters and for the last three years lived at an assisted living provider in Portland. She had also attended the Barron Center’s Adult Day Program. She was a woman who made friends wherever she landed, and always made the best of any situation. At age 88 she was delighted to think that she could look after some of her elderly neighbors. She is survived by her son, Dick and his wife, Kathleen, of Kensington; her two daughters, Patricia Laz and her husband, John, of Harpswell, Maine, and Karen Percival, of Portland, Maine;


Suzanne Michelina DiLernia, 24, died on Aug. 18, 2011, a bright, young and vibrant woman who lost a valiant and coura g eous battle with cancer. Although the battle was lost, she was graceful in defeat, dancing her way into heaven. She left behind her family and friends to cherish and remember her beautiful smile, her gift of “gab” and her spirit and drive to take on the world. A smart, dedicated and focused student, she was working towards her law degree and dreamed of the day

that she could tell the world how she won her biggest case against the villainous cancer. She cherished her family, her friends and the opportunities she had been given in her all too short but meaningful life She just completed her second year at New York Law School. She graduated from Plainville High School, attended Salve Regina College in Newport, R.I. and graduated from University of Connecticut in 2009 with bachelor degrees in history and political science. She was a member of Saint Joseph Church in New Britain. She was the beloved daughter of Frank and Dorothy (Muraca) DiLernia and granddaughter of Michelina (Naples) Muraca, all of Plainville; and also survived by her sister, Nicole DiLernia, of Plainville; her three dogs Petie, Dale and Belkie; many relatives; and great and loyal friends. The funeral was held Aug. 19, 2011, at Kenney-Luddy Funeral Home, New Britain. A Mass was held Aug. 20, 2011, at Saint Joseph Church, New Britain. Burial followed in Saint Mary Cemetery.


Helen A. (Klepacki) Kasper, 93, died Aug. 18, 2011, at Apple Valley Rehab Center in Plainville. She was wife of the late Joseph T. Kasper. She was born in New Britain Dec. 19 1917, the daughter of the late John and Veronica Klepacki. She raised her family with her husband in Beacon Falls, prior to living in Southington. She loved to travel, cook and do rug hooking. She devoted her life to her family. She is survived by her loving children, Eileen and husband, Franklin Fumal, of Florida, Kathleen and husband Allan Toubman, Janice Kasper and partner Robert Brooks, all of Maine; a brother, Joseph Klepacki and sister, Sue and husband Ed Sterniak, all of Southington; four grandchildren, Christopher Fumal, Elizabeth Burnham, William Toubman and Jessica Toubman; two greatgrandchildren, Sarah and Mark Burnham; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Aug. 20, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Church, Southington. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Fidelco Guide Dogs Foundation, 103 Old Iron Ore Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002.




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Letters to the Editor

Conduct affects all residents

To the editor: The latest escalation of events surrounding information held by the Plainville Board of Education suddenly reminded me a little of the 1978 movie ‘Harper Valley PTA.” Although the characters and plot differ slightly, the general theme of the movie that a local PTA (insert board of ed) has evolved into a snobbish, self-important and controlling entity is quite similar to our small town this year. Unfortunately for some on the board, it seems that the entire entity is developing questionable practices and motivations. The chairwoman has apparently begun to speak for the entire board. At times this includes instituting new

policies or changing existing policies without holding official meetings to discuss potential changes to policy. I still believe that there are some members of the board of education who remain dedicated to the well-being of both the students as well as the taxpayers of the Town of Plainville. However, none seem to be willing to speak out and make their opinions known. They sit idly and mutely by and follow the authoritative leader of the herd. It’s not clear why they conduct themselves in this manner. I speculate that it is either due to fear of being ostracized or verbally attacked in the media (similar to board member Andrea Saunders) or that they have ‘checked out’ and are no longer engaged or concerned about working toward a healthier educational and fi-

nancial future for our town. Regardless of the reasons for the conduct of some board members, I encourage all registered voters of the Town of Plainville to pay attention. Watch the actions and conduct of each member of the Board of Education. We have an upcoming election in November. Please exercise your rights as a citizen of the town. Members who have not demonstrated that they have the best interest of both the students and taxpayers of the Town of Plainville must not be reelected. The opportunity for change only presents itself every two years. Although we are limited to voting for only six of the nine positions this year, the removal of at least some ineffective members of the herd will help. Daphne Adams Plainville

Government Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 8 Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Recreation and Parks Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Sept. 14 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 Charter Study Committee, Municipal Center, 6:30 p.m. Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 Republican Town Committee Executive, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.


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Firefighters’ work commendable To the editor: I want to thank the Plainville Fire Department members for all their hard work that they have done for our town. As a daughter and sister of two of the Plainville firefighters, I have seen firsthand the devotion and compassion that each of the members on the department have for their job. Even though they are constantly putting their lives on the line, their main priority is to keep the town of Plainville safe. When Tropical Storm Irene hit, the members worked all day and night attending calls and rescuing the citizens of our town and others around it. The work that these men and women do is truly commendable and heroic. I want to remind the members that their work is greatly appreciated and admired. Rebecca Lenois Plainville

Meeting enlightening To the editor: Attending the Aug. 29 special meeting of the board of education was a painful, but

enlightening, experience. This is what I observed: a) the BOE never authorized the news release which accused BOE Member Andrea Saunders of having a “conflict of interest.” Chairwoman Becky Tyrell admitted that she had taken it upon herself; b) Saunders never received notice of the first BOE special meeting, later cancelled as illegally “noticed”; c) Saunders had been denied an earlier request to invite a representative of the Freedom of Information Commission to do a presentation for the BOE; d) Saunders had been told that she could not ask that items be added to a BOE agenda because it was an “administrative function”; e) Saunders expressed frustration that BOE decisions were often made without votes, so her vote could never be recorded; f) Tyrell claimed Saunder’s circumstances of being married to Town Councilman Scott Saunders complicated BOE communications. Saunders is a duly elected official, but is being hamstringed every time she tries to do her job. Worse yet, she

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Principal search update

The application process for the next Linden Street School principal has reopened, according to Maureen Schiffer, assistant superintendent of Plainville Community Schools. Suzanne Greenbacker, current principal, will retire after the new administrator is hired.

Pancake breakfast

Project Graduation’s first fundraiser will be held at Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 8 to 10 a.m. For tickets, call Kris Dargenio at (860) 3026672.

YMCA registration

The Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., is accepting registration for fall in all schoolage child development programs. The Kindergarten Fun Club complements the other half of a kindergarten day. This program provides additional opportunities for education, exercise (including swimming and rock climbing), socialization and outings. The KFC classroom is located at the YMCA.

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has been publicly accused by Chairwoman Tyrell of providing a financial benefit to two Town Council members at the expense of the BOE. This is a false claim, because there could be no financial benefit when the two were already legally entitled to receive the requested public records for free. This is a quote from the Section 1-212 of the FOI Act: “The public agency shall waive any fee provided for in this section when ... The person requesting the record is an elected official of a political subdivision of the state and the official (A) obtains

The school-age programs, located in Linden, Toffolon and Wheeler elementary schools, offer a safe, stimulating and structured environment for children before and after school. Led by a team of dedicated and caring individuals, children participate in a variety of activities designed to stimulate their imagination, develop new skills, encourage healthy habits and lasting friendships. The YMCA is accepting registration in the “Here We Grow” full-day preschool as well as our half-day nursery school programs. The NAEYC accredited programs offer children tailored opportunities to question, try new things and learn the importance of communicating in an environment with core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Space is limited. For more information, call Chris Roy at (860) 793-9631, ext. 131 or stop by the YMCA Member Service desk for a registration form.

CitizenSchools the following qualifications: has completed at least one year of college; has a 3.2 or greater grade point average; has financial need; is a resident of Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville or Southington and/or a daughter of a member of the Greater New Britain Branch of AAUW. Completed applications must be received by Oct. 15. Students studying for their bachelor or associate degree are eligible to apply. Applications are available only in the main libraries in Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville and Southington. The scholarship will be awarded by Dec. 1. Questions may be directed to Emilie Yukna, AAUW Scholarship Committee, at (860) 828-6227.

Alumni news wanted

The Greater New Britain Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering the $500 Effie Dwyer Holmes Scholarship to a woman who meets

Send Plainville Community Schools alumni news for publication in the Plainville Board of Education Community Letter newsletter to: Lynn Davis, communications specialist, c/o Plainville Community Schools, 1 Central Square (lower level), Plainville CT, 06062, via e-mail at:, or call (860) 793-3210, ext. 404.

the record from an agency of the political subdivision in which the official serves, and (B) certifies that the record pertains to the official’s duties.” On Sept. 2, I contacted the Freedom of Information Commission and was told that: a) This section of the Act has been interpreted to mean that an elected official of a municipality may receive copies of public records for free, as long as those records pertain to the official’s duties; b) The recent ruling by the FOI Commission that a town official in Newington was not entitled to free copies was based on a determination that the records did not

pertain to the official’s duties. Under the Commission’s interpretation of the Act, Andrea Saunders, as a BOE member, and Scott Saunders and Lee Toffey, as members of Plainville’s Town Council, and therefore, Plainville’s Finance Board, clearly qualify for free copies of records pertaining to BOE encumbrances. It would behoove Plainville BOE members to educate themselves about the Freedom of Information Act and to stop this petty withholding of financial information from those who are legally entitled to receive it. Francesca Heap Plainville

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Three amigos

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During the preschool graduation at Wheeler Regional Family YMCA in Plainville, friends, from left, Madyson Miller, Sean Eagan and Ethan Ramirez share some fun.

Veterans News Stand Down helps veterans The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs in Rocky Hill is expecting more than 1,000 homeless and needy veterans to attend Stand Down 2011, an event that provides free services, assistance and information from federal and state agencies as well as local businesses and corporations for Connecticut veterans. This event will be held Friday, Sept. 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the State Veterans Home Campus, 287 West St., Rocky Hill. Needy veterans or their advocates can receive more information by calling (860) 616-3801 or by visiting

Veterans groups meeting regularly American Legion Post 33 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. The Sons of the American Legion meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. The Ladies Auxil-

iary meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. American Legion Post 199 meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 574 on Northwest Drive. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 574 meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW home, Northwest Drive. The post sponsors bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the post home. The group sponsors bingo on Tuesdays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; bingo begins at 6:30 p.m.

Veterans council meets

The Plainville Veterans Council meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Municipal Center, to help connect veterans with needed services. There is no charge to attend.


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Guy LeBel

Guy R. LeBel, 54, of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, formerly of Plainville, died on Aug. 24, 2011, after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was born in Grand Falls, the son of Nora (Belanger) LeBel and the late Elude LeBel. He was raised, educated and employed in

Plainville, where he was also a longtime active member of the Rotary Club. He took pride in his ability to make others laugh and was always the first to lend a hand to those in need. He is survived by his loving wife, Pam (O’Neil) LeBel; his children, Lea and Kelly McCabe, of Bristol, Anthony LeBel and his wife, Lana, and

Susan LeBel, all of Collinsville; his stepchildren, Dustin and Katelyn Demmings, of Grand Falls; and many close friends, including Roger and Pierrette Plourde and Kareem and Sarah Allwood, of Plainville; his sisters, Solange and her husband, Clairmont Kirouac, Colombe Bradley, Carolle Grandbois, and Diane and her husband, Andrew Butler; two brothers, Camille and his wife, Paula, of Plainville, and Rino and his wife, Debbie, of Palm Coast, Fla.; his in-laws, George and Glenetta O’Neil, of New Brunswick; his godchildren, Nicole LeBel, Michael Cyr and Keri Peterson-Sherwood; 13 nieces and nephews; and six greatnieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Grand Falls at a later date. Memorial donations

may be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network at

David Sturtevant David A. Sturtevant, formerly of East Berlin, died on Aug. 22, 2011. He was born in New Britain, a shooting star who would light up the room when he was performing for a backyard gathering of friends or in an arena for hundreds of spectators, and his ability to perform and be the center of attention is why he was loved so much. He is survived by his mother, Nancie (Maguder) Sturtevant Nadeau and her husband Joe, of New Britain; his father, William Sturtevant and his wife, Kathy, of Port Orange Fla.; his two loving sons, David Jessie and Johnny Douglas,

both of Newington; two brothers, William and his wife, Sue and their children, William and Rachel, of Gorham N.H., and Douglas and his wife, Jill and their children, Lauren and Eric, of Plainville; two stepbrothers, Billy Wieland, of Newington, and Bobby Wieland, of Louisiana; and many other relatives. He was predeceased by a sister, Denise. The funeral was held Aug. 27, 2011, at Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

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Mary Rund

Mary J. (Charni) Rund, 91, widow of Charles J. Rund Sr. since 1979, of P l a i nv i l l e, died Aug. 25, 2011, at home, with her family by her side, after a long illness. She was born in New Britain and was daughter of the late John and Mari (Demjan) Charni and had resided in Plainville for 62 years; for the last five years she lived with her daughter, Bernadette and son-in-law, James R. Pavano Jr. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her family, her sons, Charles J. Rund Jr. and his wife, Maureen, of Watertown, William Rund and his wife, Barbara, of Chester, Robert Tinti and his wife, Karlen, of Union Hill, Va.; her daughters, Barbara Roussel, Marie Ferrante, Bernadette Pavano and her husband, James and Claudia Piotrowski and her husband, Richard, all of Plainville; her sister, Pauline Palmero; a brother, Michael Charny; her 10 grandchildren, Dean Roussel, Deena Williams, Lori Mele, Charles Rund, Mary Huff, Andrew Cambo, Damen Rund, Richard Piotrowski, Courtney Piotrowski; and step granddaughter, Lisa Redvers; her precious great-grandchildren, Dean Roussel II, Connor, Rachel, Aaron, Jeffrey,

Timothy and Abigail Mele, Madeline, Alexa and Ashley Huff, Thalen Cambo, Nicholas and Brennan Rund; two step-great-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews and family in Europe. She was also predeceased by a sister, Ena Charni; three brothers, John Carney, George and Joseph Charni; grandson, William Rund; and granddaughter, Charleen Rund. The funeral was held on Aug. 30, 2011, at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a prayer service officiated by Deacon Michael Rubitz. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to Masonic Care Partners Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200, East Hartford, CT 06108. The Rund family would like to thank her longtime caregiver, Lidia Wilbek, her nurse from Masonicare, Jan McIsaac, caregivers Joanne, Shirley, Linda and Maryann, and from PAFC Agency, Barbara Gabrysiak for all their compassionate care.

Picnic open to the public The Plainville Citizens and Taxpayers Association welcome the public to its 4th annual picnic at Paderewski Park, Cooke Street, on Sunday, Sept. 11, noon to 4 p.m. The event will include games and food. Donations appreciated.


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Senior Happenings More parking

Senior center programs

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Crews work to pave the new parking lot in front of Plainville Senior Center, located at 200 East St. The next task will be painting the lines on the pavement. The new lot supplements the original lot that is behind the building.

Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., must be 60 or older and be a resident of Plainville, or be a member of the senior citizens center, unless noted. All programs will be held at the senior citizens center, unless noted. For more information or to register for programs, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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Senior Bowling Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Aug. 29: High bowler, women — Tina Wishart, 192; Mary Jane Dumais, 190 High bowler, men — Richard Bushey, 213 Ham bone club — Mary Jane Dumais, Paul Bisco, Bill Dodez, Richard Bushey Turkey club — Mary Jane Dumais, Paul Bisco, Bill Dodez, Richard Bushey-2, Ron Joblanski, Ken Lyon, Rocky Roberts, Tom Maher-2, Bob

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Sleep apnea discussion

Dr. David Schwaber will discuss the use of oral appliances to treat sleep apnea at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Sleep Center CPAP Support Group, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Schwaber is certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. The discussion will be held at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. Call (860) 224-5538 one week before the meeting to register. The hospital’s CPAP Support Group is an informal, bi-monthly gathering that includes group discussions about treatment and management of sleep apnea, along with occasional guest speakers.

MS Support Group

The Plainville MS Support Group meets at the Wheeler Clinic, located at 91 North-

west Drive in Plainville, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be Sept. 19. There are more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an often-times debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. For more information, contact George at (860) 7939589.

Upcoming blood drives American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Friday, Sept. 9, Southington Fire Department, 310 N. Main St., Southington, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3: American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, Starbucks, 275 New Britain Ave., Plainville, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14: American Red Cross Farm-

ington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17: American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Road, Bristol, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, Elks Lodge Bristol, 126 South St., Bristol, 1 to 6 p.m. To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit

Meetings help fearful people Local people who have an extreme fear of social situations, social anxiety, and/or public speaking or performance anxiety meet regularly to offer support and understanding and share their stories. This is a judgment-free and low pressure environment. Meetings are held in Southington, Plainville and Bristol libraries, usually on weeknights and occasionally Saturday afternoons. Meetings, which are held three

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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.

Charter Study Committee meets

The Charter Study Committee has scheduled its regular meetings for the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square. Rick Drezek is chairman and Tom Warnat is vice-chairman.

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New experiences, same Martino PHS alum thriving athletically, academically By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Alyssa Martino and the Providence College women’s soccer team made a swing through Connecticut last week for a tournament at Yale University. Martino, a Plainville High School alumna, was glad to be back in the Nutmeg State. The mini-road trip worked out for Martino’s teammates as well. “We’re actually going to my house for lunch to-

morrow,” the sophomore defender said with a laugh. The perpetually-upbeat Martino has had much to be happy about since heading off to college in 2010. She started 11 of 18 games as a freshman, and solidified her starting spot this season. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” Martino said of her college soccer experience. “It is time consuming, and a lot of dedication is required, but it’s everything I’ve ever wanted. It’s what you worked

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for your whole life to get to.” From Martino’s first official visit to the picturesque Rhode Island campus, Providence seemed like the right fit for her. “The upperclassmen made me feel like a part of the team, even before I was,” she said. “They don’t make you feel like ‘oh, she’s just a freshman.’ It’s not like that at all. We’re like a big family.” Martino likes that “everybody is on the same page” in the Providence locker room. “We’re all dedicated soccer players, where in high school you find more of a mix of attitudes and what people are really wanting out of it.” At the NCAA Division I level “we’re all here for the same reason.” Providence coach Jim McGirr is impressed with Martino, a scholarship player. “Alyssa has been one of the most competitive and committed athletes I have ever had the pleasure of coaching,” McGirr said. “When players commit to play Division I soccer, it is a huge commitment. But to play at the Big East level, it requires

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Plainville High School graduate Alyssa Martino, in white, is enjoying life as a college athlete. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” the Providence College sophomore said. even more, and Alyssa exemplifies that, having not only shown fantastic athleticism and soccer ability but also a mentality that will result in her being a future leader for our program.” Martino also has thrived away from the field. Last year she maintained a 3.9

grade-point average, which placed her at the top of the academic heap for freshman student-athletes at Providence. Currently, Martino is the only member of the Providence women’s soccer team

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CIAC alters practice rule in wake of Irene

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Plainville High School fall sports teams kick off their 2011 season next week. Check out the Sept. 15 edition of The Citizen for team previews and schedules. The PHS football team is pictured hard at work recently.

Connecticut high school sports teams are required to practice for 14 days before competing in their first regular season contest. But that’s not the case this fall. Due to the damage and power outages caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene, many teams in the state are unable to get 14 days of practice in before the regular season kicks off. Recognizing this, last week, the CIAC announced that it would waive the 14day policy. “In consultation with the Superintendents Association, CIAC has determined, due to the unique and unusual situation our member schools are facing because of Hurricane Irene, the 14-day team practice regulation will be modified for the fall season,” the CIAC said via press release. “CIAC realizes the difficult situation

many of our member schools are in at this time and the CIAC Board of Control and CIAC staff hope that this procedure will help.” The changes are as follows: * Member schools will be given the responsibility of determining the physical readiness of their athletes and teams to begin competition in any sport that was unable to complete 14 days of practice at all levels of play. Member schools have been doing just this for years with individual athletes, as the 14-day regulation is a team regulation and not an individual player regulation. * If it is determined by the school that additional practice days are needed the school should postpone and reschedule games/meets as necessary. — Nick Carroll


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in the honors program. “It’s double-complicated for me,” she said of keeping up with her school work. “It comes down to time management, squeezing in whatever you can here, there. Yeah, maybe you’re not getting as much sleep as you probably should, but I love it. I’ve made it work.” Martino was class valedictorian at PHS, and a two-

sport star. Not surprisingly, soccer was her forte. The AllStater led the Lady Blue Devils in scoring three straight years, and as a senior, netted a team record 32 goals. But all that means nothing to her college competition. “I was feeling really confident in how I started to play” early in her freshman year at Providence, Martino said. “Then the Big East (schedule) hit, and it was like starting from scratch again. Nothing can compare to the Big East level of play, at all.”

Making Martino’s transition from high school to big time college soccer even more jarring was her move to a new position, left back. “It’s definitely different. I have to have a different mindset,” she said of going from offense — where she is most comfortable — to defense. “But I’m given the green light to go forward. If I was stuck back in the defense, I would probably be miserable. But I like the idea of playing both sides of the ball and bringing an extra el-

against such schools as Southern Florida, Notre Dame (Indiana), Marquette (Wisconsin) and DePaul (Illinois). “This year’s the year I’m really getting to see the country, and see a lot of other big schools,” Martino said. For a young player with aspirations of following in Martino’s Division I footsteps, her advice is to chase that dream. “Exhaust all your resources. Ask questions. Learn as much as you can,” she said. “Look, I’m on the road right now in a hotel … This is the life. This is what you work for. In a way, with a scholarship, people are paying you to play the sport you love. So don’t ever give up. You can get an awesome opportunity, like I feel I currently have.”

ement to the attack.” Martino knocked in one goal as a freshman, and has netted another this year. Providence rolled up a solid record of 9-7-2 in 2010, but fell one win shy of qualifying for tournament play. “This year, that’s our focus all the way — doing whatever it takes to make the postseason,” Martino said. “Our motto this year is ‘flip the script.’ Providence is not known in the Big East as a powerhouse. Our goal this year is to surprise a couple of teams.” At press time, Providence owned a tie-heavy record of 1-1-4. The Friars lost to Central Connecticut State University, 2-1, and battled the host team to a 0-0 stalemate at the Yale tournament. In the coming weeks, Providence has road games on tap




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Business Briefs New agent at Dennehy

Pet hospital opening Banfield Pet Hospital is having a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 24 inside Petsmart, Connecticut Commons, New Britain Avenue, Plainville. Banfield is a fullservice veterinary hospital that will be open seven days a week.

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Condo....Bright and sunny 2 bdrm Townhouse with skylights in the foyer and LR. 1 1⁄2 bths, newer carpeting, freshly painted. Deck off LR and master bdrm. Open floor plan. Backs up to Farmington Town Preservation Land. Quiet complex. Conveniently located to Bristol, Farmington and Plainville. $172,500. Linda Voisine x366. MLS# G601973.

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Aug. 18 Anna Marie Badera LLC to RJ Way Inc., 115 Robert Jackson Way, $460,000. Aug. 19 Daniel Durant to Zaneta Kowalczyk, 25 Tomlinson Ave., $160,000. Aug. 22 Robert J. Pedrolini Jr. and Michael J. and Elizabeth R. Cyr, 4 Highland Drive, $350,000. Aug. 24 342 East Street LLC to BTF Associates LLC, 342 East St., $640,000. Aug. 25 Gloria S. McGee to Karen M. McGee, 30 Hemingway St., $137,500.

‘Chamber plans ‘Girl Time’ The Plainville Chamber of Commerce Women in Motion Committee is planning Girl Time on Thursday, Sept. 15, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Clarion Hotel, 42 Century Drive, Bristol. The event includes hors

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Scotta VandeKemp joined the Dennehy team in July as an active real estate agent. Vand e K e m p comes to the group from Jones Lang VandeKemp LaSalle, a Commercial Real Estate firm in Hartford, where she engaged in marketing and sales for three years. Prior to her employment with JLL, she was a loan officer and branch manager for Mortgage Investors Corporation in Arizona. Based in Phoenix, she focused on refinancing Veterans Administration loans with her clients during her four years with MIC. With her husband, Gerrit, and two sons Canaan and Hendrik, she has settled into Plainville and will be working with the Dennehy Team actively selling resale and new construction homes in Central Connecticut. Along with Dennehy’s broad line of marketing resources and “Clients First!” approach, she will draw from her real estate and mortgage experi-

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‘Jane Eyre’ movie — Charlotte Bronte’s Gothic romance “Jane Eyre,” directed by Cary Fukunaga, has just been released in DVD and will be screened at the library on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m., as part of the Friends of the Plainville Library Matinee Series This is free. Information: call the library at (860) 793-1446.



‘Ziegfeld in Review’ — In its 26th season, Plainville Choral Society’s Youth Theater will present “Ziegfeld in Review,” a musical review with a total of 52 kids from Plainville and other surrounding towns. The show will be performed at the Plainville High School Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from any cast member, at Saint’s Restaurant, 1248 Queen St., in Southington, or Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. Tickets cost more at the door.



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New England Western Dance Association invites the public to a smoke-free country dance on Saturday, Sept 10, at RockWells on Woodford, (formerly Celebrations Dance Hall,) 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. There will be a cash bar, water, soda. Participants can bring their own bottles and snacks. Information: visit or call (860) 589-2523. Poker run — A Poker Run for Autism will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Blue Plate Café, 180 Woodford Ave. The run will start at the Blue Plate Café with registration at 9:45 a.m. and the poker run to start at 11 a.m. The poker run will end at the Blue Plate. Included in the ticket price is participation in the event, a pig roast and a full buffet. There will also be raffle prizes. Information: (860) 747-4860. ‘Ziegfeld in Review’ —




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Wings of Freedom Sept. 9-12 The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will fly into the Waterbury-Oxford Airport for Sept. 9 through 12. Three restored World War II aircraft will be featured: a North American P-51 Mustang, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 liberator. There is a charge to tour the planes. This year, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Walter Hushak, of Southington, would like to get more World War II veterans involved. Air crewmen are invited to bring any memorabilia from the war to the event on Saturday and Sunday to be displayed. Tables and chairs under canopies will be provided. World War II veterans can attend at no cost. For more information, call Hushak at (860) 276-0749 as soon as possible.

Calendar Continued from page 22 Society rehearses Mondays, 7 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Any adult may join. The first rehearsal for the new season will be Sept. 12. Information: call Mal Cummings, (860) 747-5695, or Michael Fox, (860) 747-0700. Fall programs registration — Registration for fall programs offered by the Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., starts Tuesday, Sept. 13. The office is open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday registration will be held on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Call the Recreation Department, at (860) 747-6022. 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 Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 Women’s Auxiliary holds open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Call Earl Carey at (860) 7475400. Plainville Wind Ensemble

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

— The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School band room. Information: call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.



Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is served at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday of the month. Frederica Chapter 110 — Frederica Chapter 110 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a stated meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Plainville Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. In addition to its routine business, the chapter will celebrate its founder Robert Morris. Members from nearby chapters are invited to attend. Refreshments will follow the meeting. Call (860) 673-9342. Historic center open — The Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: (860) 747-6577. Norman Rockwell program —A presentation about the life and work of artist Norman Rockwell will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. This program, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Dr. Don and Phyllis Stoltz, who knew the artist. Call the senior center, (860) 747-5728, by Friday, Sept. 9 to register. Wheeler Clinic fundraiser — A fundraiser for the Wheeler Clinic in Plainville will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 10 p.m., at The Counter Restaurant, 50 Memorial Road, in Blue Back Square, West Hartford. The Counter will participate in Blue Back Square’s “Tastes N’

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Balloonists meet — The Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Plainville Municipal Center. Information: Web site, e-mail Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 7475400. Ladies Guild meeting — The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., will hold the first meeting of the season on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m., in room 106 of the parish center. It will be a potluck supper and all members are asked to bring a favorite dish to share. Dues will be collected. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend and new members are always welcome. Nature park tours — The Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, is now open for the season. Sue Holcomb and Ruth Hummel will lead tours at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Guided walks are available for Scouts, clubs, or other groups. To schedule a walk, call (860) 747-0081. Sue Holcomb and Ruth Hummel, guardians of the park, also encourage anyone interested in helping maintain the park to contact the Parks and Recreation Department for applications, 50 Whiting St. or call (860) 747-6022.

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

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


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

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

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DUMPSTER RENTALS BROSNAN DUMPSTERS. Storm cleanups, home clean-outs & remodeling jobs. License# 551920. Call Rich, 203-238-2571

TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email:

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

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



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


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

ANNA’S Special Cleanings Commercial & Residential 50% off 2nd cleaning Call Anna 860-505-7720


HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

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


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

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


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

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681

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

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 YARD CLEANUPS, Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Odd jobs. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318



T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins.

GRAHAM Brothers Builders LLC. Resid roofing specialists. Family owned & operated. CT Reg. 571171. Lic & ins (860) 621-7690.

MIRKEL PAINTING Quality Guaranteed. Int/Ext house painting, deck refinishing, sheetrock & ceiling repair. #569864. Eddie 203-824-0446

SUMMER Specials- Roofing, Siding, Tree Removal. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177

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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319




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

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

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


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


Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 POWER WASHING

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

WESTFORT FARM Screened topsoil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered. 203-237-7129 203-530-7041

SEPTIC LIC-RI & CT Service, Install, Inspection 203-294-9889 CT Lic 006150


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

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



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

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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


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


A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim (203) 237-6638

Gonzalez Construction

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

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

GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430


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


IF You need your house or condo cleaned, call me! (860) 816-3742 KAROLINA


For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

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

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


ENGINEERING MAJOR Pro Concrete Craftsman Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

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



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

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



CARPENTRY REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107



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

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


HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins.

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 STORM CLEAN-UP Tree & brush removal, uprooted stump removal, Excavator & Bobcat srv. Reasonable rates 203-631-3181 CT #604493 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim (203) 237-6638


Thursday, September 8, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen WANTED TO BUY

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - SPRINGDALE AVE #49: COMPLETELY RENOVATED, 4Br. New appl’s, off St. prkg, W/D hookup, avail immed, $1000/mo. Open House Sun 111pm. 203-996-1719 owner/agent

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS ACOUSTIC GUITAR By Esteban, w/case. Nice. $75. 860-682-4435 PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS Beginning to Advanced Levels Welcome. Certified Music Teacher. Over 10 yrs prof exp. Call Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available


L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1645 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE - 1BR, 2nd Floor. Stove & fridge incl. Coin operated laundry. Off st parking. Front porch. Pet OK. $735/mo. + security. On site manager. 386-490-0112

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

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR Spacious. Hdwd floors. Off-street parking, laundry. First Floor. $645 per month. Call Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN 2 bdrm apts for rent. Off st parking, washer/dryer hook up. call 203-685-2836, 203-710-9474, 860-990-8303. MERIDEN 2 BR Apt. 77 Warren St. Completely remodeled. New kit & appliances. New tile bathroom. Hdwd flrs. . No pets! Call 203-440-2745 $750/mo. MERIDEN 2 BR. clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $725. Call Will 860-834-2876 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st Fl, $850. 2BR, 2nd flr, $800. 1BR, 2nd flr, $675. Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Off-st parking. Appls. No pets. WD Hkup, Sec 8 appr. Call 203-379-7817 MERIDEN 3 BR Nice Townhouse 1.5 Baths, WD Hookup, Garage, Full Bsmnt. Cul de sac. $1000/ month. 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 3 BRs, Deck, Garage, Off Street Parking, WD Hookup. $1000. Credit Check & 1 Month Security. No Pets. 130 Cook Ave. Call 203-804-5549

MERIDEN 465 Crown Street Lrg. Studio, Heat & Hot Water. Off street park. On site laundry. A/C. No pets. $650/mo +dep. Call John 203-317-1231. HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, 1st fl, hdwd flrs, W. Side, prvt backyard, + storage, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $825/mo+sec. 12pm8pm Call 203-630-3823

MERIDEN Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $650 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or

MERIDEN- 4BRs, 7 rms, 2 full baths, 1st flr, lg. yard. Off st. parking. FP, C/A, safe, quiet, So. Meriden. $1375/mo. Call (203) 238-0566

MERIDEN - 1st flr, 3BR, kitchen, LR, DR, bath, recently remodeled. $900/mo. Call 203-8866977 or 203-248-9500

MERIDEN-3 BR, 1st Floor Off-Street Parking $950+Security Call Jeff 203-427-3566

MERIDEN - 2 BEDROOM Small, 1st floor, 2-family house. Stove, Refrigerator, 1 car off st parking. 20 Garden St. $625. 860-302-1304 or 860-621-2430

MERIDEN-3BR w/garage in backyd. Clean & quiet deadend st. Heat & HW incld. Great loc! $1,400. Call 860-426-9819

MERIDEN - 2 BR Hubbard Park . Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $895/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN - 3 bedroom, 197 Hobart Street. Available October 1st. $1150 per month + 2 months security. Call 203-641-6755 leave message

MERIDEN-3BR, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, newly remodeled, off-stparking, appls incld. No pets. Sect 8 appr’d. 1 1/2mo sec dep & credit check. 203-440-4878 MERIDEN-Centrally located prvt & clean. 3Rms w/stove & refrig. $675/mo Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203238-9772

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-Franklin St, 3BR, newly remod 1st & 2nd flr apt, W/D hook up, off street parking. $1100/ mo. w/1 mo. sec dep incl heat. Credit check. no pets. sec 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868


RESPONSIBLE Person needs Two Bedroom Apartment in Berlin. Reasonable price. Good tenant! Call (860) 508-6854


WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Spacious LR, kitchen, off st. parking, center of town. $825 incl. utils. No pets. 203-715-1805 or 203-9159919

$185,000 Bring the family! Something for everyone. Both levels of this gracious Ranch are sure to please! 3 or 4 bdrms 3 bths. Very spectacular sunroom just off DR, deck, modern kit w/built-ins, C/Air & nice yard w/shed. Call Brian 203235-3300

WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Pvt entrance. Off st parking. $900/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597

WALLINGFORD-$379,900 Cont/Col private 4BR 3BA home set on 2.14 acres Boasts a remodeled kit w/granite and lime stone flooring, open floor plan, formal DR w/french doors and hardwood flrs, FR w/double sided fp & sunken living room. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Large 2BR, 3rd Floor. North Whittlesey Ave. No pets. $800/Month. Call 203-317-0186 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-1BR newly remodeled, center of town offstreet parking. No pets/smoking. Sec & ref. $850/mo. Elec incld. Avail 9/1. 203-537-6443 WALLINGFORD-Apts for rent. 1BR or 2BR. Avail Sept 1st. Refrig, stove incld. New floors. No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $725-$750. Paul 203-269-6348


WALLINGFORD-$435,000 Beautiful home in great neighborhood! 4BR custom home designed for comfortable family living. Open floor plan, vaulted FR, granite, HW floors, library, culdesac. Call Linda Diana 203-265-5618

CHESHIRE Located on mini farm. Off st parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking/drugs. $480/month. Also - 1,000 SF Office for rent. (475) 201-8894 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD-Room for Rent Outskirts of Wlfd. $145/wk incl. all utils plus HBO, Showtime & Cinemax. 203-214-3963



WALLINGFORD - Clean 4 rms, 2 BR, LR, kit & bath. Stove & ref. You supply heat & elect. Pvt. entry. 2nd flr. Off st. parking. Ref. req. 1 mo. deposit. $850/mo. Call (203) 238-3328 to view. 160 S. Cherry St.

WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm, 1’st floor, new hardwood, carpet, windows, paint & refrigerator. Washer-dryer hookup. Offstreet parking, nice yard, Choate Vicinity, convenient location, No pets. Available now, $925.00 per month plus security. Call (203) 640-6308

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

REVERSE MORTGAGE No more mortgage payments! Free no obligation quote. No income qualifying/credit. Age 62 or older. Low Bank Rate Mortgage, Your reverse mortgage specialist. (203) 269-1508

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.


LEARN TO BUY & SELL REAL ESTATE 1-on-1 with an experienced local professional.

Call (203) 537-0428

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

Please send letter of interest to:

C o n s o l i d a t ed I n d u s t r i e s i n Cheshire CT has the following opening:

NDT Inspector Set up and operate Magnaflux inspection equipment to prepare and inspect steel forgings for cracks by magnetic particle inspection procedure. Work from route cards and customers and military specifications. In machine reservoir mix solution of “Magnaglow” powder and oil, according to prescribed formulas. Check strength of solution by comparing color against standard “Sample.” Set spacing of jaws to hold forgings, set amperage of current according to type of steel in forging. Operate Machine: Load forging in jaws; spray with oil solution while passing current through forging by pressing control bar; release bar, stop spray, open jaws, remove and place forging on drain board. Prepare lot of forgings. Set height of “black” light, check with light meter; replace lamp if reading is below 200. Use light by holding in hand on certain types of forgings. Place forging under light, inspect for cracks which show up fluorescent under light; circle cracks with red pencil. Inspect forgings for mismatch, cracks, areas not properly filled out. Separate forgings for burring, rework or scrap. Load into baskets. Repeat operation on forgings after burring operation; circle with red pencil any cracks not thoroughly removed. Separate for return to burr bench; demagnetize good forgings by passing through coil into tote box. As necessitated by shape of forgings, change machine jaws. Instruct and direct helper as necessary, to operate machine to prepare forgings. Report unusual conditions to supervisor. Candidates must be NAS410 certified. For consideration, please send a resume to: Jennifer Starrs Manager, Human Resources Consolidated Industries 677 Mixville Road Cheshire, CT 06410 ph: 203-272-5371 X255 fax: 203-272-5672

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ACCOUNTING CLERK Town of Cheshire invites qualified applicants to apply for the twenty-five (25) hour position of Accounting Clerk. Starting hourly rate: $17.21/hr. Job description & information available on the Town’s web site at: A letter of interest and resume must be submitted by the close of business on Friday September 16, 2011, to Louis A. Zullo, Personnel Director/ Assistant Town Manager, at the Town Manager’s Office. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V. AEROSPACE COMPANY Seeks person with Master Cam experience to do Engineering, Programming, Create Operation and Inspection Sheets. Email resume to: or call (860) 665-0134

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA’S wanted as well as non-certified exp’d caregivers for nonmedical in-home care for the elderly. Live-in for 3, 4 or 5 days and hourly. Our caregivers are as important to us as our clients. Visiting Angels, 860-349-7016.


AIDE/ATTENDANT - Local rest home has immediate opening for full time and part time aides/ attendants. Duties include daily housekeeping, laundry & resident care. Excellent pay. Call (203) 634-0564

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Are You Unemployed? Fall & permanent positions available. No experience necessary. 20-30 people neeeded. $475-$535/wk to start. International company now hiring for New Haven /Hartford Counties. All depts hiring. CUSTOMER SERVICE LIGHT OFFICE DUTIES SET-UP & DISPLAY Benefits available after 90 days of full time work. For immediate interview call Call 860-329-0316

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CUSTOMER SERVICE EXP REQ. HEAVY TELE. APPLY IN PERSON AT FRAMERS MARKET, KENSINGTON PLACE MERIDEN. 203-235-8536. DRIVER & Counter person. PT & FT. Must have own car & ins. Reliable. Apply: Pizza Heaven, 286 W. Main St. No phone calls PHARMACY TECHNICIAN and CLERK Positions available. Part Time - Shifts are available in Meriden & New Haven locations. Experience preferred, but not required. Hancock Pharmacy 840 East Main St. Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 235-6323 PRE SCHOOL TEACHER, FT ASSISTANT, PT Other positions available. Benefits. Berlin. Call 860-828-0101 ask for Mel. SPECIAL ED TEACHER for Meriden non-profit, 5 hours a week between 9am and 2pm including weekends, $26.30/ hour. Call Human Resources 203237-9975 TREE Professional Bucket Operator & Tree Climber. Experienced, Reliable, Valid lic & CDL. Great Pay! 203-272-4216


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