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Volume 8, Number 23

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Officials seeking bike-friendly town

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By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

Photo courtesy of Shaun Wyman

Gearing up for the Relay For Life of Plainville 2009 are Jennifer Shorette, assistant chairwoman of the local Relay, left, with her daughter, Alexandra Shorette, 5. The two were preparing to march in the Memorial Day parade to promote the 24-hour event planned for Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, June 14 at Norton Park. See page 13 for more Relay information.

Inside Calendar. . . . . . . . . 18-19 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Marketplace . . . . . . 29-35 Mini Page . . . . . . . . . . 27 Obituaries . . . . . 10-11, 26 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Relay For Life . . . . . . . 13 Schools . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . 21-24

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James Cassidy, head of the temporary committee that officials hope will put Plainville on a fast track for becoming the first bicyclefriendly town in the state, told the Town Council on Monday that one thing stopped him from riding his bike to the Municipal Center for the meeting. There are no bicycle racks anywhere near the Municipal Center. Cassidy said that is one thing he hopes will change as the group moves forward in its trek to be a bicycle-friendly community. That designation is made by the League of American Bicyclists based on specific criteria. And while the committee has started the long process to achieve that goal, Cassidy and fellow member Julie

Sanders have asked the council to increase the group’s numbers from three to five Cassidy said while the committee has discovered some of the work involved is as easy as riding a bike, other tasks no doubt will be compared to a bumpy road. Cassidy said the $45,000 state grant that is being used to fund a trails study that will be done by the end of September will help in the situation, but he added the town has several goals to ride through, including creating designated bike trails or lanes, promote bike safety, name a project coordinator and commit to enforcement of bike and traffic-related laws. Engineering, encouragement, education, evaluation and enforcement are the main points of the proposed project.

See Bicycle, page 26

State competitor hopes to inspire other women By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen Meghan Mitchell, who was named Mrs. Plainville in late April, is competing for the title of Mrs. Connecticut America 2009 on Sunday, June 7 in Milford. This is the first step on her journey, which may lead to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant. She grew up in Plainville and Bristol, the daughter of Dan Hurley and Nancy Gennett, both who live in Plainville. Her father serves on the Town Council and her maternal grandfather, Robert Irving, was also active in community service through the Lions Club and other organizations. She and her husband, Christopher Mitchell, live in Plainville with their blended family, McKenna Rita, 12, Wyatt Rita, 9, and Erin Mitchell, 8. The Mrs. Connecticut America Pageant is the official preliminary pageant to the Mrs. America and Mrs. World pageants. Participants must be married. The pageant includes

a formal wear portion, swimsuit segment and interviews with five judges. There is no talent component. Mitchell said her talents are relating to people and guiding them in improving their physical and mental outlook, helping them believe in themselves. There is no platform for her to promote. But if there was, one of the causes near and dear to her heart is substance abuse prevention, she said. The Mrs. Connecticut competition recognizes outstanding married women who manage family, home, career, volunteerism and future goals. This pageant system offers opportunities of a lifetime, officials said, including a network telecast seen by millions of people worldwide and a fabulous prize package. Mitchell, 36, said when she was younger she was “an ugly duckling in my own head.” Now, she is confident with herself and is proud to be involved with the Mrs. Connecticut America Pageant, which builds self-esteem, pro-

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 4, 2009

New municipal driveway opens By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

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Chief State’s Attorney Michael Dearington is seeking the death penalty for the two men charged in the case, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, but the start of their trial could still be more than a year away. In March, Petit testified before the legislature’s Judiciary Committee in support of the death penalty. “I wasn’t listened to at all,” he said May 27. “I think the

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Dr. William A. Petit Jr. believes that in certain situations the death penalty is the only real punishment. That’s why the General Assembly’s recent votes to abolish capital punishment prompted him to write an impassioned letter criticizing the move and to back Gov. M. Jodi Rell, a Republican, who has promised to veto the measure.

“It’s been sitting in my head for a long time,” Petit said on May 27. “I think the governor has the right position and needs to be supported, because she is taking a courageous stance.” Petit’s wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and two daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, were killed when their Cheshire home was invaded in July 2007. Dr. Petit, a Plainville native, moved back to his hometown after the incident.

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Traffic should flow better in downtown Plainville after a new driveway opened Friday at the western side of the Municipal Center property. Officials said the new driveway will create a fourway squared intersection with Whiting, East Main and West Main streets. The state Department of Transportation has installed new traffic signal lights for the intersec-

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The Plainville Lions awarded five $1,000 scholarships at their annual scholarship banquet held May 13 at the Oasis Restaurant, Forestville. Recipients were chosen for their community service, participation in school activities and clubs, and academic performance. Recipients, from left to right, are Zachary Harper, Plainville Lions Memorial Scholarship; Austin Bergeron, Plainville Lions Memorial Scholarship; Elizabeth Bowling, Lion Stanley E. Sherman Memorial Scholarship; Brandy Guarda, Plainville Lions Memorial Scholarship; and Jillian Cavallari, Lion Herman E. Papenforth Memorial Scholarship.


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Police say woman was victim in murder-suicide By Jason Vallee Special to The Citizen In a chilling 911 call on the morning of May 27, Meriden police dispatchers heard a man apologize while a woman screamed. The man asked for officers to respond to a house at 54 Spice Hill Drive in Meriden. Seconds later, they heard five gunshots. Police arrived to discover the bodies of Michelle Barrows, 32, and James Canty, 37, in the basement of the house. Both victims were dead from apparent gunshot wounds and a handgun was found near Canty’s body, according to police. Barrows, who had worked in the past at Manafort Brothers in Plainville, is the daughter of Wayne Barrows, who was shot to death during a 1996 drug deal that went sour at 932 Shuttle Meadow Road

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Historian Hummel opens town’s oldest cemetery for tours By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Even being named as grand marshal of the Memorial Day parade May 25 didn’t deter Town Historian Ruth S. Hummel from being at her usual spot conducting tours at the Old East Street Burying Grounds. Hummel, who was selected by the Memorial Day Association as the first civilian grand marshal, was described by Dan Hurley, who has headed up the committee for nearly 25 years as “a friend of veterans.” As grand marshal, Hummel rode in the cab of a fire engine, something she always wanted to do. During the hour-long parade, Hummel smiled and waved to the crowds that lined the downtown streets. After the parade and a brief ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Park, Hummel headed over to the town’s oldest cemetery, located on East Street. Hummel waits for visitors who want to see the

place where many of Plainville’s founders and early residents are buried. She has done that nearly every year since 1970. Earlier in the day, Hummel was on hand as veterans groups conducted a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the cemetery. In time for Memorial Day, the cemetery lawn was mowed and small U.S. flags were placed near the gravestones of early veterans. The stone marking the grave of Dr. Samuel Richards was one such spot. An early brownstone marker indicated where the physician who served in the American Revolution is believed to be buried. Dr. Richards died in 1793 at age 66. Hummel said that the gravestones were subsequently moved and placed in neat rows after a permanent fence was erected. She said when the state archeologist brought in a sonar device to see where the graves are, it was discovered that several

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Town Historian Ruth S. Hummel examines U.S. flags May 25 at the Old East Street Burying Grounds. Each Memorial Day, Hummel and members of the historical society give tours at the town’s oldest cemetery. unmarked graves are located in the southeastern corner. Most of the people who are buried in the old cemetery actually were residents of what was then called Farmington. Plainville itself didn’t become a separate town until 1869. Residents were buried in the old cemetery from 1766


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placed at the entrance by the White Oak Co. The oldest brownstone marker in the cemetery is for Stephen Hart, an early resident, who died in 1766. Some of the old stones have seen better days. The big change in temperatures during the early spring actually causes the old stones to literally explode. “Nothing is forever,” Hummel said. “Especially not us.” Over the years, Hummel has been helped with the tours by members of the historical society. Only one time in recent memory, 2003, has she had to cancel the tours because of bad weather and soaking rains. Plainville also has West Cemetery and St. Joseph Cemetery, two areas where graves are being added. West Cemetery is operated by the Plainville Cemetery Association, while St. Joseph is overseen by Our Lady of Mercy, the local Catholic Church. Hummel, a former president of the historical society, said the organization has sketches of each marker and the names, dates and messages on each stone. The information is preserved on 3by-5-inch index cards kept at the historic center.

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Separate events mark Trails Day By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen To celebrate National Trails Day, the Conservation Commission and the Plainville Greenway Alliance had hoped to combine efforts and host an informational hike locally on Saturday, June 6. However, the groups were not able to successfully connect and are planning separate events on that date to highlight area trails. Joanne Foohey, a member of the Conservation Commission, said her group will host a recreational hike from 10 a.m. to noon on June 6 at Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane. Foohey, who has organized other hikes, including the fall event on the Metacomet Trail, said the pace of the June 6 event will be more leisurely than the mountain hike. “The nature park is beautiful this time of year,” she said, adding the commission recently purchased and erected identifying markers for trees and plants in the nature park. Originally, the commission had hoped to connect with the greenway alliance to cohost a hike along parts of the

proposed rails-to-trails in Plainville. “We still hope to do an event with them,” Foohey said. The nature park hike is offered free. Comfortable clothes and shoes are suggested for those who attend. Recently, the greenway alliance became affiliated with the larger Farmington Valley Trails Council in an effort to move the local trail effort forward. The FVTC is planning its 12th annual Trails-in-Motion 2009 event also set for June 6, which will start and finish at Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury. Individual events include 10-, 30- and 50-mile bicycle tours along the Simsbury trails system. Rest stops are provided along the routes, with food, water and energy boosters. Plainville residents are encouraged to attend.

There is a registration fee for the Simsbury event. Those interested may access the FVTC Web site at or call (860) 6584065. It starts at 8 a.m. Foohey said she hopes to meet with the greenway alliance in the near future, to schedule a combined hike.

News Briefs Historical society open house The Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., will take part in the statewide open house on Saturday, June 13. The historic center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dick Fitz, of Bristol, will be on hand with his carvings. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear African-American and Native American stories. Activities are scheduled. Snickerdoodles and lemonade will be served. For information, call (860) 747-6577.


Graves Continued from page 4 She described the old cemetery as a gem of early Plainville history, a special place that gives her peace and comfort and where large, ancient pine trees shade the hallowed grounds.


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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Plainville Community Schools has named Middle School of Plainville music teacher Todd Helming the 2009-10 Teacher of the Year. Helming was nominated by Plainville High School music teacher Jeff Blanchette, and had letters of support from his principal, colleagues, parents and students.

When asked about his philosophy of teaching, Helming noted, “‘Learning is a conversation’ exemplifies my philosophy as a music educator. ‘Teaching’ implies imparting knowledge from one person to another while ‘education’ refers both to a ‘learning conversation’ between students and educators, and an emphasis on developing students to become lifelong learners, active community members, and knowledgeable participants in society. Music is the vehicle I have selected to educate students.”

Helming has been a general and choral music teacher for approximately six and one-half years, serving at the Middle School of Plainville, where he provides music education to more than 600 students in grades six through

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Todd Helming, music educator at the Middle School of Plainville, leads the chorus as the students rehearse for a concert held June 2. He is teacher of the year. eight. Helming is the MSP Communications Club advisor, founder and director of the Chamber Singers, and director of the MATHCOUNTS program at the middle school. In addition, Helming is chairman of the Northern Region Music Festival Choir and is a founding member and participating teacher of the Main Street Singers. Within the Plainville school district, he has served as a professional develop-

ment and Beginning Educators Support and Training presenter, coordinator for the middle school’s Tools for Schools program, and also participated in the creation of the school district’s technology plan. Helming has volunteered in a number of capacities including those with the Plainville Choral Society and Relay for Life. He is a member of numerous state and national education and music associations. He is also

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Education Briefs call Karel Zettergren at (860) 793-3255 ext. 1110.

Student achieves dean’s list status Melanie Norton, of Plainville, has made dean’s list at Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences, Boston, for the spring semester. She has also received a certificate of academic achievement for having achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or greater for her first year at Northeastern University.

School registering new students Registration for students new to Plainville who are entering sixth grade for the 2009-10 school year at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive, will be held Friday, June 26 through Tuesday, July 7. The school will be closed on Friday, July 3 for Independence Day. For more information or to schedule an appointment,

Students promote ‘green’ projects Plainville middle and high school students were represented at Connecticut Student Innovators’ Day at the Connecticut Career Choices Expo May 9, which included 1,300 students representing more than 45 schools. The event was held Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Connecticut middle and high school students who have participated in yearlong courses and programs that promote science, technology, engineering and math presented team “green” projects in information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce, engineering, science research, health careers and digital media on at the 2009 Connecticut Innovation Exposition. Keynote speaker

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was Lewis Pugh, environmentalist, explorer and swimmer, who recounted his polar adventures and educated attendees about climate change.

Scholarships honor officer The Plainville Police Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2009 Officer Robert M. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship. They are Brittany E. Bouchard, Samuel C. Dostaler, Marisa N. Jandreau, Marc R. Levandowski, Kristina Soultatos and Daniel M. Zuckerman. Each recipient received a $500 cash award scholarship. The scholarships are presented each year by the Plainville Police Association in memory of Officer Robert Holcomb, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Nov. 21, 1977. The recipients were honored on May 13.

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Faith Briefs Trinity Covenant Church events

Trinity Covenant Church, 59 Trumbull Ave., has the following events scheduled: Sunday, June 14 is children and youth Sunday, and the church picnic. KidsTime children will meet at 9:30 a.m. for the last Sunday-morning meeting of the season, with worship at 10:45 a.m. After praise service, will be the annual church picnic. Sunday, June 21, worship moves to 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Howard Burgoyne, East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information, call (860) 747-0059 or visit

Methodist church plans events

The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will begin summer worship hours on June 21, 9:30 a.m. The Methodist Youth Fellowship Team Relay For Life will have a bake sale during Relay For Life of Plainville,

planned for Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m., to Sunday, June 14, 10 a.m., at Norton Park. For information, contact the church at (860) 747-2328.

Scrapbook crop class Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave., Plainville, is holding its annual scrapbook crop on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Vacation Bible School program offered for free to children ages 4 to 12. The cost is $34 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, ice cream social, raffle prizes, vendors and free use of cutting tools. For more information, call Michelle at (860) 628-3676 or Kim at (860) 302-4746.

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An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is held on the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St. Donation is $4 adults and $1 children. Children under 6 are free. The next breakfast will be Sunday, June 14.

Obituaries Irma Eastwood Irma (Schrump) Eastwood, 82, of Plainville, widow of the late George H. Eastwood, died May 21, 2009, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. She was born in New Britain and had been a Plainville resident since 1958. She worked until her retirement in 2006 at the age of 80. A graduate of New Britain High School, she was a member of the Congrega-

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Anthony J. Longo, 92, of Kensington, formerly of New Britain, died May 19, 2009, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary (Ripa) Longo. He was born in Stamford and was the son of the late Joseph and Concetta (Gianni) Longo from Belvedere, Italy. He was employed by M. H. Rhodes of Avon and Stop & Shop of Newington, and was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 511 and St. Ann’s Church, both of New Britain. He served his country honorably and courageously during World War II with the U. S. Army, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon. Battles and campaigns included Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Central Europe and Air Offensive - Europe. He is survived by his children, his daughter, Rosalie Longo, of Windsor; his two sons, Joseph Longo and his wife Kim, of Kensington, and Mark Longo, of New York; his grandchildren, Joseph Ferguson and his wife, Lorna, Randy and Carrie Longo; and two greatgrandchildren, Zaria and Martina; his two sisters, Millie Gasparini, of Plainville and Ida Bombaci, of Rocky Hill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Midge Battisto and Theresa Tata; and his brother, James Longo. The funeral was held May 22, 2009, at the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain followed by a Mass at St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. Burial with full military honors was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. The American flag was presented to Anthony’s

Gerald LeBrun Gerald (Jerry) Allan LeBrun, 62, died May 17, 2009, after a long illness with his adoring family by his side. He was the devoted husband of Patricia (Patry) LeBrun and the loving son of Herve and Vivian (Lind) LeBrun, of Southington. He was born on Oct. 8, 1946 in New Britain. He graduated from Newington High School and from Central Connecticut State University. He was a licensed optician for Plainville Optical and an active parishioner of Saint Dominic Church. He was a hardworking man with strong family values. He enjoyed nature, music, fishing, golf, ice cream, trivia, and spending time with his family. He was loved and respected by all who knew him for his integri-

ty, quiet demeanor, and loyalty to his family and friends. Besides his beloved wife of 40 years, he was most proud of his two children, his daughter, Michelle LeBrunGriffin and her husband, Thomas, of Southington, and his son Gregory LeBrun and his wife, Jennifer (Abate), of Bristol; “Papa” is going to be dearly missed by his five grandchildren, Justine, Chad, and Luke Griffin, and Farah and Brody LeBrun who were the light of his life; in addition to his parents, he cared deeply for his brother, Donald LeBrun and his wife, Andrea, of Newington; his two sisters, Denise Gadomski and her husband, Franklin, of Kensington, and Deborah Michalski and her husband, Christopher, of Southington; a sister-in-law, Claudette Poutre and her husband, William, of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews, extended family members, and close friends. The funeral was held May 22, 2009, at the Bailey Funeral



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Ann Talotta Ann (Genovese) Talotta, 71, of Plainville, formerly of New Britain, died May 23, 2009, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General, after losing her coura g eous battle with cancer. She was born in New Britain and was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Lucy (Motto) Genovese. She was educated in local schools and was employed in the produce department of Big Y Supermarkets for 35 years, retiring two years ago. She was a member of St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bruno S.

Talotta, of Plainville; her son, Dominic Talotta and his wife, Joy, of Bristol; her daughter, Lisa Vuillemot and her husband, John, of Burlington; her sister, Connie Bassi and her husband, Salvatore, of Plainville; three grandchildren, Nicholas and Meghan Talotta, and Alexa Vuillemot; an aunt, Ann Motto, of Plainville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral was held May 27, 2009, from the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. Committal service and final resting place was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the Oncology Department at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General, 100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06050. The family extends special thanks to Mary and the staff in the Oncology Department for the care they gave.


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Letters to the Editor Participate in Relay 2009 The Plainville Citizen 333 East St., Unit 1 — P.O. Box 57 Plainville, CT 06062 Managing Editor – Robert Mayer Asst. managing editor – Robin Lee Michel Associate editor – Ken DiMauro Sports editor – Nick Carroll Advertising manager – Christine Nadeau Advertising sales – Doug Riccio

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Government Meetings Thursday, June 4 Bicycle Friendly Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, Senior Center, noon. Monday, June 8 Board of Education, Plainville High School auditorium, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9

Capital Projects Building Committee, library, 6:30 p.m. Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Library Board of Directors, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11 Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

To the editor: The Relay For Life of Plainville will take place on June 13 and 14 at Norton Park in Plainville from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. One of the most unique and moving parts of Relay is the participation of cancer survivors. Survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) are invited to take part in the Survivor Celebration Ceremony on Saturday at 3 p.m. Caregivers are also invited to join their survivor in the Caregiver Lap which follows the Survivor Lap. Both are then invited to attend the Survivor Reception immediately following. There is no cost for survivors or caregivers to attend. On behalf of the Relay For Life Committee, we would like to invite survivors to contact us at or call Chelsea Tyrrell at (860) 7930615 or Kathy Frascarelli (860) 589-4610, Survivor Committee co-chairwomen. Please come join us in the fight against cancer. Chelsea Tyrrell and Kathy Frascarelli Plainville The writers are co-chairwomen of the Relay For Life of Plainville Survivor Committee.

Appreciate our freedoms To the editor: Well, folks, things have kind of simmered down for me in the world of Plainville politics. The budget vote is over and except for the important safety and liability issue of the tie-in of the private parking lot into the town library parking lot, things shouldn’t get too hot. The next and I would say is the most important issue to face the town residents is the Town Council and Board of Education elections in November. I do wish to mention the

Memorial Day parade. One of our members of the Plainville Citizens and Property Owners Association mentioned the possibility of our group participating in the parade. At a recent Town Council meeting, Dan Hurley announced that groups or individuals were invited to join in the parade. Our association hastily put together a small group of members to be part of the parade: myself, Francesca Heap, Shirley and Lee Ann Cavaliere, and Domenick D’Onofrio. I broke out my stencils and made two signs for the van. Fran put together some handouts from our association. I have to tell you, the last time that I was in the Plainville Memorial Day Parade was 50 years ago when I was a member of the Boy Scouts. The best part of the parade for me was when, as Fran and I were marching while each of us carrying the American flag, the amount of people who showed respect for the flag by standing, saluting putting their hand over their heart or other acknowledgement, was impressive. In the days after the parade, I started thinking about what the flag and our freedoms mean to me. I have to be grateful that I can write this letter or any other letter and get it printed in The Plainville Citizen. I can answer questions or make comments in the citizens forum, go to a Town Council meeting and speak out on just about anything that I feel is important to me. I can protest any town referendum question that I do not believe in. This led me to think about the huge amount of people who turned out to watch the parade. I thought, wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could have the same amount of people come out and exercise their freedom of the right to vote in the November election? John Kisluk Plainville


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Relay For Life Relay For Life Schedule Relay For Life of Plainville, to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, June 14 at Norton Park, from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday 10 a.m. to noon — set up Noon — opening ceremony 3 p.m. — Survivor Ceremony: Ceremony, Survivor and Caregiver Laps, Reception for survivors and their caregivers. Damon Scott from 96.5 WTIC will emcee the Survivor Ceremony. 9 p.m. — Luminaria/Remember Ceremony

Sunday 9 a.m. — Fight back event. Relay For Plainville will close immediately following. The event will feature Plainville disc jockey Eric Wells, Plainville Choral Society, 3rd Degree, New Earth, Adrenaline and Sonoma Front. Organizers are stepping up activities related to Relay for Life of Plainville, which is planned for Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, June 14, noon to noon, at Norton Park. For more information, e-mail

Luminaria bags for sale A special luminaria ceremony held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Plainville remembers

t h o s e who have died from cancer and honors those who have survived. Luminaria are candlelit bags bearing the name of the person honored. This year’s bags have been colorfully decorated by members of the Plainville Senior Center’s art classes. The luminaria are used to line the Relay track and will be lit at Friday, June 13, 9 p.m., at Norton Park. The result is a beautiful tribute, organizers said. Anyone desiring to purchase a luminaria bag may do so by picking up an order form at the following locations: Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St.; AAA Office, 17 Farmington Ave.; Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St.; The Plainville Citizen, 333 East St.; or by contacting Kris Farina at (860) 410-9820. Each luminaria is $5.

Golf outing “A Family United” and “A Family United II” are having a Closest to the Pin Golf Tournament at Pine Valley Golf Course, Welch Road, Southington, on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. Entrance fee is $5. On the Par 3, eighth hole participants can get a purple ribbon for their hat and a chance to win $100 in gift certificates. Prizes are awarded each day.

Letter to the Editor Missing flowers prompt outcry To the editor: Shame on you! What has this world become when people are stealing the flowers off the Petit Memorial Gazebo in Norton Park? Daryl Alatsatianos Plainville

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Penalty Continued from page 2 whole public hearing was a sham.” Petit and his sister, Johanna Petit-Chapman, who also lives in Plainville, waited more than eight hours to testify. Petit told the committee that capital punishment is what a just and moral society should do. It is not about revenge, he said, but justice. Petit elaborated on many of the same thoughts in his strongly worded open letter, which was sent to friends and media outlets. It points fingers at lawmakers and defense attorneys, and also indicates that he is frustrated about his own case. “The death penalty abolitionists in the legislature are excellent at pretending that they care, but they have a predetermined agenda and outcome,” Petit wrote. The letter also says that lawmakers push their antideath penalty agenda despite the fact that polls show the majority of state residents favor capital punishment. He adds that lawmakers have little interest in victims, noting that they are treated like the homeless - people never want to look them in the eye. “Because the Democrats have a super-majority they feel they can enforce their will upon the people of Connecticut,” the letter says. But Rep. Michael P. Lawlor, D-East Haven, cochairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that lawmakers did consider all testimony before voting to abolish the death penalty. Lawlor, who was the only lawmaker named in Petit’s letter, said that if the legislature cannot fix the death penalty process to speed it up, then it should be abolished. He called the death penalty a false promise, and

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added that no one will ever be executed in Connecticut unless they request to die. “I think it’s important to level with the victim. This is Connecticut - it’s not going to happen,” said Lawlor, who voted in favor of abolition. He thinks it is only a matter of time before the death penalty is repealed, and said Rell would be misleading everyone by not signing the bill. Although both the House and Senate passed the abolition measure, neither chamber achieved the two-thirds margin necessary to override a Rell veto. Republican Sen. Sam S. Caligiuri of Waterbury, on the other hand, thinks the death penalty can be improved and that ending capital punishment is not the answer. But Caligiuri, who represents part of Cheshire and has toured the state with Petit in support of a stronger “three strikes” law for criminals, stopped short of backing Petit’s statements Wednesday, saying that he does not know what it’s like to walk in his shoes. “I know how deeply and passionately he feels about this issue,” Caligiuri said. “I think he was articulating what he feels.” The letter has spurred debate. Ed Gavin, president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, said on May 27 that the lengthy process in death penalty cases tortures victims’ families and is hurting Petit. But Petit says he is willing to go through a long trial, and noted that in years past, every bill or amendment that would have sped up the death penalty process was quashed by lawmakers. “They just don’t understand it,” he said. Petit’s criticism was not directed only at lawmakers. Of the state’s defense at-

torneys, Petit wrote that they waste taxpayers’ time and money by spending years to prepare cases. He uses his own case as an example, saying that his side was ready to go to trial in March 2008, but the defense attorneys are wasting as much time as possible. They have no concern for the victims or for the money they will spend, Petit said. “Their only goal is to ‘win’ whether their clients are guilty or innocent and the longer the trial the more hours they can charge to the taxpayers,” he wrote. Defense attorneys in the Petit case could not be reached for comment May 27, but Gavin said that Petit’s statements were untrue and were a function of his being distraught. Gavin, who has represented people in capital cases, said it takes a long time to prepare for death penalty trials because such cases involve a bifurcated process. First a judge and jury determine guilt or innocence, and, if the finding is guilt, a jury must decide whether to sentence the perpetrator to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole. It’s also important to note the constitutional guarantee that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty, Gavin said. “It protects all of us,” he said. While lawmakers like Caligiuri voted to keep the death penalty, the majority did not, and Petit is left disappointed, articulating his feelings through his letter. “In summary, all I can say is that it is a very sad day to be a citizen of the state of Connecticut as we are represented by people who do not have the courage to stand up for what is right and what is justice,” he wrote. Petit’s complete written statement is on The Plainville Citizen Web site www.p

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Police found additional weapons inside the Meriden home, said Meriden police Sgt. Glenn Milslagle, but did not reveal what type or how many. No weapons other than the handgun were used

City records show that Canty and Barrows had purchased the home together in July 2007. Police said the two were dating, but according to neighbors they lived in the house together.



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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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A 55 Alive Mature Driving Class will be held at the Plainville Library, 56 E. Main St., Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. Participants must attend both days. This is a

Plainville Senior Citizens Center program, but due to construction, the Plainville Library has offered the use of its space. For more information or to register, call the senior center at (860) 7475728. This course covers the effects of aging and medication on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures and more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual provided. No written or on the road test required. Upon completion of the course, an insurance company must give a discount of at least 5 percent on auto insurance. The cost for the class is $12 for AARP members providing a membership number and $14 for

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other attendees. People should register and pay for this class at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Monday through Friday, between 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Caregiving Connections The next Caregiving Connections Meeting will be held Thursday, June 16 at 2 p.m. Due to the construction at the Plainville Senior Center, the group will meet at the Plainville Library, 56 E. Main St. Joy Mason, lead nurse planner with the Alzheimer’s Association, will join the group for a viewing of the movie, “Caregivers,” from the HBO Alzheimer’s Project. This movie addresses many of the issues and concerns the members of the Caregiving Connections Group share. A discussion, and question and answer period will follow the movie. Caregivers of all ages and

all towns are welcome to exchange their ideas and insights about caregiving issues. Refreshments will be served and someone will be available to care for loved ones. For more information, to register or to request caregiving during the meeting, call Bette, (860) 747-5728.

‘Surfing’ Seniors: Internet tips Seniors can learn how to find information on the Internet by attending any or all of the “Surfing Seniors” sessions that will be offered at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., on Tuesdays, June 9, 16 and 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. Classes are free, will be held in the computer lab at the center, and can accommodate up to 10 students. The classes will be taught by Plainville Public Library’s reference assistant and interlibrary loan supervisor, Joi Sorensen. Sorensen joined

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the library in November 2008 and is a master of library science degree candidate at Southern Connecticut State University. She also holds a master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Connecticut. June 9 — Tips and tricks to get the most hits: Learn the techniques the professionals use on search engines and refine search skills. Find out what Boolean operators are and why they’re helpful. June 16 — The mysteries of the “Hidden Internet” revealed: also called “The Invisible Web,” learn how to access information online that Google and Yahoo don’t divulge. Get authoritative and accurate information on topics including government, historical and current events. June 23 — Visit the online library in pajamas: Discover the variety of resources available on the library’s Web site accessible from home, including renewing books, placing items on hold and more. Participants should bring their current library card to this class. Students may register for any or all the classes by calling (860) 747-5728.

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Seniors Continued from page 14 which meets monthly at the Plainville Public Library. The program offers an opportunity for grandparents to meet others for support and to share their experiences and concerns about raising grandchildren. A variety of educational topics are presented including legal issues, guardianship, behavior, financial resources, day care, computer use, educational issues and others. Grandparents and great-grandparents range in age from 50 to 86 years of age and the children they raise range in age from birth to 18 years old. For information and scholarship application, contact Ronda Guberman at the senior center, (860) 747-5728, or Roberta Brown at youth services, (860) 793-0221, ext. 261.

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Family Fun at Rock Cats PARC is offering a Family Fun Day Sunday, June 28 at Rock Cats stadium in New Britain. Gates open at 12:05 p.m. with a game time of 1:35 p.m. Rock Cats will play the Defenders. Tickets are $5 and half of the proceeds will benefit PARC. Youngsters can run the bases after the game with the mascot Rocky and friends. For more information, call Stephanie Jaczko Robinson at (860) 747-0316 or e-mail

Checks, made payable to PARC, can also be sent to PARC, P.O. Box 15, Plainville, CT 06062.

Northwest Drive project under way The Plainville Roadways Department will be starting the Northwest Drive drainage and repaving project. Motorists are asked to avoid Northwest Drive to prevent delays and should use Maxine Road or Camp Street during the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (860) 793-0221, ext. 208.

AARP News Chapter 4146 to meet AARP Chapter 4146 will have the annual picnic on Wednesday, June 10, from noon to 4 p.m., at Paderewski Park, Cooke Street, in Plainville. The cost is $5 per member and will be held rain or shine. Those planning to

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attend should bring a cold type dish or baked goods for pot luck. Money must be paid at this meeting. The chapter will meet on Wednesday, June 17, 1 p.m., at Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, Northwest Drive. There will be an ice cream social at this final meeting of the season.

Working on a painting project at the senior housing community room on May 15 are, from left to right, Shirley Osle, Plainville assistant town manager, Linda DeZenzo, executive director of the Plainville Housing Authority, Edna Pires, chairwoman of the Plainville Housing Authority, and Anna Song, resident services coordinator for the Plainville Housing Authority. The volunteers were among more than 100 who donated their time and talents to various non-profit organizations during the annual United Way Day of Caring.

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Connecticut Community Care, based in Bristol, is sponsoring a photography contest for Connecticut seniors age 65 and older. “This contest is the latest in our efforts to showcase and honor the talent and creativity of our state’s seniors,” said Patricia Morgan, CCCI director of development and public relations. “Our previous art and poetry contests were very successful and several people have asked us to sponsor a photography contest.” Photographers may enter up to three photos in categories including people, travel, nature, landscape, seascape, creative and sports. A panel of three professional photographers will serve as judges for the contest. All entries must be received by June 22. Contest winners will be honored and their photographs displayed at CCCI’s annual meeting in October. Entry forms and contest rules are available at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St. or at They are also available from Jolene Giannone, CCCI, at (860) 314-2247, or

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, June 4, 2009

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut President and Chief Executive Officer Laurence A. Tanner, left, gives the President’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service to Mike Meehan, of Plainville.

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“This year’s award winner goes above and beyond to understand and appreciate the needs of his customers in his effort to creatively develop effective solutions,” Tanner said. “From the simple fix to the complex project, his work has enhanced the work environment by adding convenience and comfort and improving overall patient and employee safety.” Meehan, a hospital employee for 33 years, was nominated by staff with the hospital’s Child Development Center, where he redesigned cabinets, closets and other areas to make them more “child-friendly.” He said the award was an unexpected honor. “It was definitely a surprise,” he said. “I’m proud to be a member of a team of employees who are so committed to quality patient care.”

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Bill focuses on newborns Gov. M. Jodi signed a bill May 26 that requires birthing hospitals to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that clogs the lungs, causes infections and affects digestion. “Every baby deserves the best start in life and that is a promise society must never abandon,” Rell said during the ceremonial signing at the March of Dimes in Manchester. “We know early detection is critical in the effective treatment of cystic fibrosis and can ultimately result in health care costs savings.” Photo courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter

Teens, tweens focus of event

A toddler gets to know Rocky, the New Britain Rock Cats mascot, on May 13 when Friendly’s Restaurant in Plainville and the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter teamed up to raise funds for the chapter. Friendly’s donated 10 percent of the proceeds to the cause.

‘Doctor is in’ lecture June 9 Internal medicine specialist Bala Shanmugam is the guest speaker for “The Doctor Is In” program, which will be held Tuesday, June 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Bristol Hospital Wellness Center, 842 Clark Avenue, Bristol. This lecture focuses on guidelines to enjoy better health in the older years.

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On Monday, June 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. registered dietitian Laura Koski will conduct a cooking class for children ages 8 to 15. The program will be held at Ingraham Manor, 400 N. Main St., Bristol. To register, call InfoLink at (860) 585-3661.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts 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. For more information, call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Book discussion — On Thursday, June 4, Susan Campbell, columnist at The Hartford Courant will be at the library at 7 p.m. to talk about her book “Dating Jesus.” In this tale, Campbell takes the participants into the world of fundamentalism — a world where the details really matter. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1446.



Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. For information, contact Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090.



Country dance — The New England Western Dance Association invites the public to a smoke-free country dance Saturday, June 6, at the Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., from 7 to 11 p.m. Members are $8 and non-members are $11. Coffee and doughnuts are included. For more information call (860) 276-8241.

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Relay For Life golf — “A Family United” and “A Family United II” are having a Closest to the Pin Golf Tournament at Pine Valley Golf Course, Welch Road, Southington, on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. Entrance fee is $5. On the Par 3, eighth hole participants can get a purple ribbon for their hat and a chance to win $100 in gift certificates. Prizes awarded for each day of play. Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza — The Connecticut Thunderbirds will present the club’s 16th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza Saturday, June 6, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, Northwest Drive. It is a dance and car show featuring classic cars, vintage rock ‘n’ roll and food. Music by the Rockin’ Heartbeats will begin at 8 p.m. People should bring their own food and beverage. Tickets are $12 in advance or at the door. Half the proceeds support the Nerden Regional Training Center Camp in Middlefield, which serves people with intellectual disabilities. For more information, call Feno Samperi, (860) 2299434 or Nick Botsacos, (860) 628-1407. Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-5209.

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Fifth-graders listen to an astronomy program at the Copernican Observatory and Planetarium at Central Connecticut State University. A CCSU faculty member from the astronomy department presented a program and answered questions. Students learned more about the earth, moon and sun and gained a better understanding of the astronomy unit, which is part of the curriculum.


Project Graduation fundraiser — An Applebee’s fundraiser for Project Graduation will be held Sunday, June 7, from 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 270 New Britain Ave. Tickets are $5 each and will not be sold at the door. For tickets, contact Doreen Corriveau at (860) 250-4443.

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blue Devils 1969

Photos courtesy of Jerry Roth

The 1969 Plainville High School Blue Devils met for the 40th reunion on May 2 at Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington. More than 70 classmates attended the event from all over the United States. The Class of 1969 has been very active in keeping in touch with one another and the event keeps growing as time goes on. Catching up on news are, from left to right, Ralph May, Ed Sharr and Jerry Roth. More photos are in the PHS Class 1969 photo gallery online at

Center Stage Jazz concert — The Center Stage Jazz , a feature group of the Plainville Wind Ensemble, will perform Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m. at the Trinity On Main Performance Center in New Britain. Directed by Rick Lawrence, the 25 musicians will perform music including “Stormy Weather,” “Jazz Police,” and “It’s Almost Like Like Being In Love.” The concert is free with donations welcome to benefit the Performance Center. For more information, visit www.plainvillew or Relay For Life golf — “A Family United” and “A Family United II” are having a Closest to the Pin Golf Tournament at Pine Valley Golf Course, Welch Road, Southington, on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. Entrance fee is $5. On the Par 3, eighth hole participants can get a purple ribbon for their hat and a chance to win $100 in gift certificates. Prizes awarded for each day of play.



Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency — The group will meet Monday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. to have a public informational meeting about the Plainville/Southington Greenway routing study. For more information, call Melon Wedick at (860) 5897820, or e-mail Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. For information, call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113.



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& 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.

Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 women’s auxiliary hold open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive. See complete calendar on The Plainville Citizen Web site www.plainvilleciti

Nutmeg TV Channel 5 Thursday, June 4 5:00 Sea of Glass 6:00 The Singing Doctor 6:30 Polka Express 7:30 Space Age Times 8:00 Club Fitness 8:30 Our World in Conflict 9:30 Stop Bitchins 10:00 InfoWar Friday, June 5 5:00 Kids Zone: Odds Bodkin 5:30 Fairfax Network: Meet the Author 6:00 Once Upon a Story 6:30 Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Science 7:00 Trail Rated 7:30 The Struggle 8:00 Veterans Today: Iwo Jima 8:30 Square Dancing Club 9:00 Beyond Violence 9:30 Polish Culture 10:00 4 x 4 Truck Racing 10:30 Radio Magic Saturday, June 6 5:00 Cardio with Carolyn 5:30 Power of Pentecost 6:00 Chefs of the Valley 6:30 Health Care Now 7:00 Old Tyme Fiddlers 7:30 A Knight’s Polka 8:00 Green Thumb 8:30 Let’s Explore with Kathy 9:00 Racing Action Today 9:30 Plainville Choral Society 10:00 Bar Chat 10:30 Taiwan Culture Sunday, June 7 5:00 Joyful Sounds 6:00 True Vine Victory Hour 7:00 The Singing Doctor 7:30 My Kind of Town 8:00 Rosin the Bow 8:30 The Sacred Journey 9:00 Sharing Miracles 9:30 Nzinga’s Daughters 10:00 Hot Flash 10:30 Pace Monday, June 8 5:00 New Life International 6:00 Shattered Dreams 7:00 Polka Time 7:30 Ask Father Nadolny 8:30 Plainville Memories

9:00 Movie: Westward Ho Tuesday, June 9 5:00 The Bonsai Shop 5:30 Did You Know? 6:00 Ukranian TV 7:00 Sweet Satisfaction 7:30 Art with George 8:00 Sewing with Sandy 8:30 Animal Control 9:00 Cash in at Home 10:00 House of Virtuous Women 10:30 Water Fluoridation Wednesday, June 10 5:00 Bible Believers Broadcast 5:30 Ashur Assyrian American Association 6:30 Lutheran Table Talk 7:00 Up, Up and Away 7:30 Hiking in Your Back Yard 8:00 Business Buzz 8:30 He Calls You by Name 9:00 Food for Thought 9:30 In Focus 10:00 The Evening Show Thursday, June 11 5:00 Sea of Glass 6:00 The Singing Doctor 6:30 Polka Express 7:30 Space Age Times 8:00 Club Fitness 8:30 Our World in Conflict 9:30 Stop Bitchins’ 10:00 InfoWar Friday, June 12 5:00 Kids Zone – Odds Bodkin 5:30 Meet the Author 6:00 Once Upon a Story 6:30 Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Science 7:00 Trail Rated 7:30 The Struggle 8:00 Veterans Today 8:30 Square Dancing Club 9:00 Beyond Violence 9:30 Polish Culture 10:00 4 x 4 Truck Racing 10:30 Radio Magic: Lovers Lane Saturday, June 13 5:00 Cardio with Carolyn 5:30 Power of Pentecost 6:00 Chefs of the Valley 6:30 Health Care Now 7:00 Old Tyme Fiddlers 7:30 A Knight’s Polka 8:00 Green Thumb 8:30 Let’s Explore 9:00 Racing Action Today 9:30 Plainville Choral Society

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Channel 96 Thursday, June 4 TBA Friday, June 5 6:30 New Britain Town Council 9:00 Our National Guard Saturday, June 6 5:00 Plainville Town Council 9:00 Open Mike Sunday, June 7 5:30 Bristol City Wise 8:30 Task Force Monday, June 8 10:00 National Terrorism Tuesday, June 9 6:30 Bristol Town Council Wednesday, June 10 8:00 Future of U.S. Healthcare Thursday, June 11 6:00 Farmington Town Council Friday, June 12 6:00 Bristol Town Council 9:00 Our National Guard Saturday, June 13 6:00 Farmington Town Council 9:00 Open Mike

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Park concert series set to start By Lindsay Fetzner Special to The Citizen For all those who braved the clouds, rain and scorching heat last summer to attend the concerts in Norton Park, they can rest assured the events are back on again this year. The Friends of Norton Park Concerts has been able to schedule eight concerts for the summer as a result of the overwhelming help of local residents and organizations. Plainville Choral Society member Michael Fox says the turnout the past few summers has been exceptional and that the weather has only deterred a few. “We have performed in rain, under overcasts skies and in intense heat under the pavilion,” he said. “But, no matter the weather, the turnout is always excellent.” The first concert in the park is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 and will continue to run each Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. until July 28. Fox says he is excited to perform this year and is grateful that the group has been asked back each year. “We love our audience,” he said. “A lively crowd is the best thing we can ask for. The audience loves us and we love our audience.” Last year, the concerts were attended by nearly 2,150 people. The large number of

people in attendance has proved that the concerts are both pleasuring and entertaining to the residents, town officials said. The combination of support from the community, performers and local organizations in town are some of they key components that help the Friends of Norton Park Concerts to keep bringing the music back. The group was started by friends who joined forces with the Plainville Parks and Recreation Department and the Plainville Library to bring concerts to the park, something they had often talked of wanting to do. The idea eventually became a reality, and the tradition a mainstay in the town of Plainville. Kathleen Marsan, a member of the Plainville Wind Ensemble, has been playing for the town for over 20 years. She still remembers when the wind ensemble was under the direction of the YMCA and is proud of how it has grown large enough to become part of the town recreation department. “One of the best things is seeing how much we have grown over the years,” Marsan said. “It is very exciting to see that we are growing in numbers, as opposed to shrinking.” Marsan, who is a flutist, says she hopes the weather cooperates with the wind en-

semble’s performance this summer. Their show will consist of ensemble’s best performances that they have done throughout the year, with pieces from both the concert and jazz ensembles. “I love to share music with other people,” she said. “It is fun to see others enjoying it also, because it is a tradition that keeps on going.”

The schedule for this summer is as follows:

Tuesday, June 9: Plainville Choral Society Tuesday, June 16: Plainville Wind Ensemble Tuesday, June 23: Patti & The Guys/Polka Tuesday, June 30: Magic Moments/50’s/60’s Music Tuesday, July 7: Riverboat Ramblers/Dixieland Jazz Tuesday, July 14: Dick Santi Orchestra Tuesday, July 21: Nzinga’s Daughters/Rhythm & Blues Tuesday, July 28: Old Tyme Fiddlers Sponsors for this year include the Plainville Rotary Club, Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund, Plainville Fire Company, Plainville Chapter AARP 4146, Plainville Senior Center, Plainville Historical Society, the Woman’s Club of Plainville, Plainville Chapter AARP 5106 and the Plainville Lion’s Club. For more information, call the recreation department at (860) 747-6022.

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The Young Artists Series at The Bristol Historical Society presents Ryan Casey’s film, “Crushing Pennies” Saturday, June 6, 7 p.m. Casey is a Bristol native and resident and his 35-minute short was recently accepted and shown at the Kent Film Festival. “Crushing Pennies” is about Irene and Gabe, a married couple, who begin to lead delusional lives. The Bristol Historical Society Museum is located at 98 Summer St. For information, call (860) 5836309 or visit

The New England Western Dance Association has planned additional smokefree country dances on Saturdays, June 6, 7 to 11 p.m., and June 20, at the Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave. For the June 6 event, members are $8 and non-members are $11. Coffee and doughnuts are included. The June 20 event is the annual meeting and dinner dance from 6 to 11 p.m. Members are $20 and nonmembers are $25. Advance ticket sales only. For more information, call (860) 276-8241.

The Imagine Nation Children’s Museum located at 1 Pleasant St., Bristol, presents a Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature a visit from the character Strawberry Shortcake. Families can make chocolate-covered strawberries, sample strawberry jams, jellies and treats from vendors, learn how to grow a strawberry patch, and make crafts. Admission is $4 per person, children under one and members are free. Complete listing of events at


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positive life. She holds a bachelor’s degree in counseling and public health from CharContinued from page 1 ter Oak State College, Hartford. She’s a licensed massage therapist, Reiki master and a vides women an opportunity minister, ordained through to make lasting friendships, the online program Esoteric work hard toward a goal, and Theological Seminary. She is act as a role model for other pursuing her certification as married women, she said. She a personal trainer and her is the former Miss Connecti- master’s degree in metacut American Legion runner- physics. up and Miss Plainville, and “I have a fascination with has also done modeling and learning, with religion and promotional work. On Sun- philosophy and spirituality,” day, she will be competing she said. “I am creating who I with 12 to 15 other women. want to be,” she said. “It’s an Sherree Farrell, a ongoing process.” Plainville resident, was As a holistic health practicrowned Mrs. Connecticut tioner, Mitchell believes in 2007 and competed in the Mrs. giving back to those around America pageant held in Ari- her. Volunteerism makes up a zona. huge portion of her life, as she Mitchell is a life coach and serves on several boards, infocuses on living a simple, cluding the Plainville Coali-


tion for Positive Youth Development and the Substance Abuse Action Council of Central CT. She has also led meditation and holistic classes at various venue, including the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA and Jitters Coffeehouse in Southington. It is important to do things for yourself, she said, which is one of the reasons she is competing. “I’m not in this for the title but it is for me to challenge myself and grow,” Mitchell said. “I hope to inspire other women, to encourage them.” Several sponsors have stepped forward in support to offer the $550 fee which defrays the cost of the pageant, provides prizes and covers expenses. Mitchell’s sponsors include EMR Photography, FirePhoto, Chris Berry: Certi-

fied Personal Trainer, BeautiControl, Dance Hall, Nancy Gennett and others. “I’m excited. I’m looking forward to it; it’ll be a great time. I’ll walk away feeling very good I did this. It’s more about taking the leap, whether I win this or not,” she said.

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phase three. However, money is tight. Town Engineer John R. Bossi said it will be difficult for Plainville to get the estimated $1 million it would take to continue the project beyond phase two. Help from civic groups or organizations would be appreciated.

William Petit Sr., chairman of the downtown panel, said he is pleased with the work that already has been completed. Other work is planned, including the creation of a mini-green adjacent to the police station and green areas in front of and along the eastern side of the Municipal Center.

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Degree awarded Zachary J. Poulos, of Plainville, received his bachelor of science degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Mass. He was a dean’s list student this semester maintaining a 3.5 grade point average. He is planning to pursue a PhD in chemistry at Indiana University. He is the son of Elaine

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Briarwood College, Southington, held its 42 annual commencement on May 15. Plainville residents who graduated were Amy Albert, Keryl Dubay, Benjamin Nolan, Lauren Walker and Jenna Zinzalet.


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Champs KO’d in opening round PHS softball advances

Devils could surprise at final NWC tourney By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Before his team even took the field this spring, Plainville High School baseball coach Bob Freimuth feared it would have a tough time generating hits. Unfortunately, the Blue Devils proved him right time and time again during the regular season. And the locals’ offensive woes continued in the state tournament. 14th-seed Plainville managed a paltry four hits Monday at Alumni Field as it fell to 19th-seed Granby Memorial, 3-1, in the opening round of the CIAC Class M state tournament. The Blue Devils, the defending Class M state champions, wrapped up their 2009 campaign with a record of 13-8. Granby Memorial improved to 13-8. “We had a difficult year, the entire year, swinging the bats,” said Freimuth. But still, Plainville was just a break or two away from moving on in the state tournament. With the game a scoreless tie in the fourth, the Blue Devils put two men on with one out. Granby Memorial managed to get out of the inning unscathed, however. “We had a crack at them one inning. We couldn’t get the big hit. Michael (Thomas) hit it hard right at the kid — double play,” Freimuth said. “That was kind of our season in a nutshell. It seemed like every time we hit the ball hard it was right at somebody. We just had a difficult time producing runs all year.” Winning pitcher Ryan Dallaire (9 strikeouts), who turned in a complete game, produced a three-run homerun in the sixth to put Granby Memorial ahead for good. Other than that one pitch,


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Plainville High School senior D.J. Voisine doubles to drive in a run Monday at Alumni Field, but it wasn’t enough, as the Blue Devils fell to Granby Memorial, 31, in the opening round of the CIAC Class M state tournament. Plainville’s D.J. Voisine was tactful on the mound. The senior went the distance, scattered four hits, walked none and struck out seven. “He did a great job,” Freimuth said of Voisine, who will continue his career on scholarship at the University of Connecticut. “He made one bad pitch. He hung a curve ball and the kid knocked it out of there.” The Blue Devils got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Voisine doubled to drive home Sam Dostaler, who singled. But that proved to be Plainville’s last run of the season. The locals put no runners on base in their final at-bat. Joining teammates Voisine and Dostaler in the hit column that afternoon were Kevin Byrne (double) and Eric Zapatka.

The Blue Devils lose several quality players to graduation, including four-year starters Voisine and Taylor Perun. “A few of them played on last year’s team that won the whole deal, so they’re a special group of kids,” said Freimuth. “I told them I appreciate their efforts.” Treado, Jandreau power Lady Devils: Katie Treado recorded her fifth straight shutout, and Marissa Jandreau came through with four hits, including a triple, as the visiting 18th-seed Plainville High School softball team knocked off 15thseed Haddam-Killingworth, 4-0, Monday in the opening round of the CIAC Class M state tournament. Plainville advanced to face second-seed St. Joseph in Round 2. That game was slated for Tuesday.

Like most coaches, Plainville High School’s Steve Guerriero likes to impart wisdom to his players. Most recently, he has stressed the importance of hitting the links with a calm mind and a positive attitude — a major theme in a book he’s reading. “The moment you step out on the course, you must forget everything you’ve learned, including your swing,” because those things are already ingrained, Guerriero explained. “You can’t start thinking too much.” Keeping negative thoughts at bay is something Guerriero has preached, as well. “If you see water in front of you and say ‘I’m going to end up in there,’ chances are you’re going to end up in there,” he said. Ultimately, success or failure on the golf course “is all a state of mind,” the veteran coach added. Now would be a perfect time for Guerriero’s troops to buy into that logic. The Blue Devils are slated to compete in the farewell Northwest Conference tournament today, June 4 at Timberlin. The NWC will cease to be at the end of the school year. The majority of its teams will compete in the Central Connecticut Conference beginning in the fall. Host Berlin, Northwest Catholic and East Catholic are expected to battle it out for the final NWC tournament championship, but with a break here or there, Plainville could vault into the top three — or higher. “Anything can happen,” said Guerriero, whose team headed into the postseason with a record of 11-15 (6-6, Northwest Conference). “We’re due to have one of those days where everybody shoots well. I’d like it to be soon.” With Jeff Mann, Austin Provost and Spencer Cole, the Blue Devils boast one of the most formidable Top 3 in the conference. “No question about it,” said Guerriero. Last week, in his team’s regular season finale at Rolling Greens, Mann carded a sparkling 38. “Jeff is confident and competent,” Guerriero said of the senior, Plainville’s No. 1 player. “I’d like to see him finish well.” Like Mann, Provost and Cole are capable of shooting in the 30s. But even if Mann, Provost and Cole put up good numbers at the 18-hole conference tournament, the Blue Devils will need to get one solid round from either their No. 4 or 5 man in order to challenge the NWC’s big dogs. At press time, Aaron Forino, Justin Boutot, Jake Barrett and Adam James were vying for the final starting spots in Plainville’s lineup. At the 2008 NWC tournament, the Blue Devils put up a 337 and finished sixth. Provost led the locals with an 82. Mann fired an 87. Of course, Guerriero would love to best those scores this time around, but he knows it’s out of his hands now. “I’ve done all the grooming I can do,” he said. Note: Plainville High School does not offer varsity girls golf, but two PHS golfers, Alicia Progodich and Kaitlyn Bouchard, will compete as individuals at the Northwest Conference girls tournament, which will be held at Timberlin alongside the boys tournament.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 4, 2009

Reeve, Bowling gelled quickly

The home stretch

By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Adam Foster, left, and several of his Plainville High School track and field teammates qualified for the CIAC Class M state championships. The event was slated for June 3 at Willowbrook Park in New Britain. Check out next week’s Citizen for meet results.

Teamed up specifically for the event, Plainville High School seniors Becky Reeve and Liz Bowling did not disappoint, and advanced to the doubles finals of the Northwest Conference tennis tour nament, held last week in Rocky Hill. Reeve and Bowling, Plainville’s No. 2 and 3 singles players during the regular season, breezed into the conference finals, and there, raced out to a 3-0 first-set lead over Rocky Hill’s Caitlin LeMay and Rachel Rozewski — the tournament favorites. But behind a steady stream of ground strokes and aggressive net play, the eventual champs found their footing and went on to even the opening set at 4-4, and rode that momentum to a 7-5 win. The Rocky Hill duo finished off their oppo-

nents in the second set, 6-2. Although a championship was not to be, Plainville coach Chuck Radda was pleased with the result of his Reeve-Bowling postseason experiment. “I think Becky and Liz, both of whom played singles this season, understood the challenge of playing an experienced and seasoned doubles team, and though they were disappointed to lose, they were

thrilled to have gone that far,” Radda said. “It is no small irony that in a season when we won only 20 percent of our doubles matches, we put together a team that played in the tournament finals.” Reeve and Bowling certainly will be missed next season. Bowling won all 15 of her singles matches this

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ager of the Navy-Marine Reserves team, pointed out that the Marines and Sailors never played together prior to this season, but have come together nicely. Cap’s Corner 18, NavyMarine Reserves 3: For the victors, Sean Lizon went 4for-4 with a single, two doubles, a homerun and four RBI, Keith Lizon went 3-for-4 with two singles, a homerun and four RBI, Corey Crane and Kris Martinelli had three hits apiece and Ryan Ciotto went 2-for-2 with two singles and four RBI. Cap’s Corner 25, Team America 8: Powering Cap’s Corner were Dom Ciotto (4for-4, 2 RBI), Eric Crane (3for-4, triple, RBI, 5 runs), Corey Crane (3-for-4, double, homerun, 3 RBI, 4 runs), Sean Lizon (3-for-5, double, triple, homerun, 4 RBI, 3 runs), Tony Anderson (3-for5, triple, homerun, 5 RBI, 3 runs), Tom Lieberta (3-for-4, double, homerun, 2 RBI, 3 runs) and Ken Brown (3-for-4, 2 triples, homerun, 3 RBI, 3 runs). Olympia Sports 16, Team America 3: Olympia Sports’ bats came alive in support of pitcher Chris Jiantonio. Josh Makula and Mike Aiello led the victors’ offensive attack. Olympia Sports 12, Team America 5: Dan Spinelli was excellent on the mound, Tim Knecht and Kevin Knecht provided stellar defense and Eric Neumann and Rick O’Keefe manufactured two doubles apiece, as Olympia Sports prevailed.


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Youth Sports

State tourney run ends in quarterfinals The Plainville United boys U-13 travel soccer team’s State Cup run came to an end this past weekend with a 2-0 loss to Enfield in the tournament quarterfinals. “We played very hard with a lot of heart and the kids never gave up,� Plainville coach Ray Carroll said. “The coaching staff is very proud of the team’s progress and dedication to improve, as well as the Cup run.� Plainville United has come a long way in the year and a half since it formed. Aside from advancing to the State Cup quarterfinals, the team has won two league titles and a tournament in Massachusetts. Plainville advanced to the State Cup quarterfinals by topping Wallingford, 1-0, and Greenwich, 2-0. The Greenwich match was a scoreless tie at halftime. Quintin Lux, Jonathan Plourde, Taylor Romano, Luis Lopez and Hector Ortiz were solid in Plainville’s defensive third during the opening half, and through-



out the match. Plainville’s offensive third, comprised of R.J. Carroll, Alex Zalesko and Austin Cameron, pressured Greenwich’s defense into mistakes which created several scoring opportunities for the Plainville side. After halftime, Plainville controlled the midfield and forced the tempo, led by Andrew Rottier, Jeffrey Keegan, Michael Giuliani, Zach Romano, Nico Christy, Meagan Cameron and Dante Correa. Plainville’s first goal came at the 12-minute mark of the second half. Rottier knocked it in. With its confidence and aggressiveness on the rise, at the 22-minute mark, Christy put Plainville ahead, 2-0, on an assist from Keegan. Despite having a comfortable two-goal cushion, the locals never let up and continued to play tough until the final whistle. First-year goalkeeper Brendan West put forth solid efforts against both Wallingford and Greenwich.

Baseball Major League Owls 10, Bears 8: Cody Waite, Jon Lindgren, Austin Butler and Michael Munson pitched for the victors. Coming through at the plate for the Owls were Waite (homerun, 2 singles), Butler (homerun), Kyle Beloin (triple, single), Munson (2 singles), Jon Olson (double), Robert Munson (sin-

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Tennis Continued from page 22 spring, an unprecedented accomplishment at PHS. “But more significant than that achievement has been her approach to the sport and her desire to excel,” Radda said. “For the younger players who pay attention to such things — and not all of them do, unfortunately — Liz was a good example of how much an athlete can achieve after only three years in a sport.” “More than that, she’s an extremely bright young lady with a sharp sense of humor

Youth Continued from page 23

Owls 13, Bees 6: Owls’ pitchers Jon Lindgren and Joey Chacho took the sting out of the Bees. Powering the victors at the plate were Lindgren, Chacho, Kyle Beloin, Michael Munson, Cody Waite and Sam Lindgren. Solid defense was provided by Alec Maisonet, Nick Cyr and Ryan Ticino. Bees update: With just a handful of games remaining, the Bees were still looking to chalk one up in the win column. Major League newcomers Jalen Benoit, Greg Sileo and Colin Cassidy each hit safely in recent games and each member of the Bees generated hits during that stretch. Andre DeGregorio led the way with nine hits, including a homerun, Jaeden Ferrara generated his second homerun of the season,

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and Trevor Roy, Tim Lister, Dante Colagiovanni and Tim Keating have come through at the plate, as well. Leading the Bees’ eightman pitching staff is Julius Brown. Greg Sileo and Tim Dixon have been solid in the field for the Bees.

Softball Major League New Britain-A 17, Plainville 5: Megan Dalena had the lone hit for Plainville and Rachel Lancaster and Katie Geddes each had a RBI. Shyanne Bradley pitched a scoreless inning for the locals, who fell to 5-2 on the year. Bristol Mets 21, Plainville 12: Rebecca Crawford led the way for Plainville with two hits and two runs scored. Jasmine Hernandez and Megan Dalena had one hit apiece. Nicole Basile, Shyanne Bradley and Jasmine Hernandez pitched for Plainville (5-3).


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Chamber News

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Chamber to award scholarships

Plainville Chamber of Commerce members and guests gather for the May 6 ribbon-cutting at Tru’Colours (Signe Enterprises), located at 92 Whiting St. An open house was held May 17.

On Wednesday, June 10, 7:30 a.m. the Plainville Chamber of Commerce will host the 30th “Staff ” Kellam Breakfast and Book Award at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. The “Staff ” Kellam Book Award will be given to Zachariah Cole who attends Mitchell College in New London, studying sports management. Courtney M. Baron and Lauren E. Smizer will receive the 2009 Manafort Brothers Benefactor Scholarships. Baron will be entering her fourth year at Central Connecticut State University. She plans to become a high school math teacher. Smizer is en-

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Airman Bentley graduates Air Force Airman Brian R. Bentley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Bentley is the son of Brian Bentley, of Plainville, and Joanne Bentley, of Bristol. He attended Plainville High School.

tering her fourth year at Wheelock College in Boston with her major field of study child life and human development. James Varano will be awarded the 2009 Mizzy Construction Benefactor Scholarship. Varano attends Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic. He is studying physical education with a minor in health. Jeffrey Mann will receive

Obituary Michelle Barrows Michelle F. Barrows, 32, of Meriden, died tragically Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at home. She was born in New Britain, and was the daughter of Pamela J. (Geoffrey) Howard and her husband, Guy, of Southington, and the late Wayne Barrows. She graduated from Branford Hall, Southington, and was a student at Tunxis Community College, Farmington. She worked as a paralegal for Manafort Brothers in

Plainville for several years. She loved life, animals and her time at the beach and volunteering for her favorite charities. In addition to her beloved mother and stepfather, she is survived by her brother, Kristopher Howard, of Southington; her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Barrows, of New Britain; her uncles, Richard Geoffrey, of Palm Bay, Fla., Wesley Barrows, of Plainville, and Robert Barrows Jr. of New Britain; her aunts, Barbara Turley, of Three Rivers, Calif., Paula Arena, of Bristol, and Roseann Barrows, of Plainville; her aunt and uncle, Debra and Cliff Lee, of Berlin; her half sisters; several cousins, including Kim

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the Cadwell and Margit Hoerle Vocational/Technical Scholarship. Mann plans to attend Post University, Waterbury, in pursuit of a career in business and finance/criminal justice. Nicole Pelletier will receive the Joan K. Deegan Memorial Scholarship. Pelletier will be entering her second year at Tunxis Community College and planning to work in the health care field. Sebby Lee Bordonaro will be awarded the Peck Spring Division MW Industries Charles G. Rowley Memorial Scholarship. Bordonaro plans on attending the University of Connecticut to earn a degree in business. Carling Technologies will award three second-year scholarships to three Plainville High School graduates majoring in technolo-

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Plainville Briefs Truck driver in critical condition A Plainville man remains in critical condition in the burn unit at Bridgeport Hospital as of Tuesday afternoon, one day following a fiery truck crash on I-91. Thomas Petrocione, 45, an employee of CWPM of Plainville, was driving on the interstate Monday afternoon when the tractor-trailer hit the highway divider, flipped and caught fire. Several people stopped and pulled him from the burning truck and carried him away from the scene, according to state police. Petrocione was first taken to Hartford Hospital and later transported to Bridgeport Hospital. Authorities said the tractor-trailer was traveling from a waste transfer station in Watertown to a Hartford trash-to-energy facility. The southbound lanes near exit 29A were closed for several hours. The accident is under investigation.

Chamber plans reception The public is invited to meet the Plainville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 9, 5 p.m., at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Reservations should be made by Friday, June 5 by e-mail to or mail the information to Plainville Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box C, Plainville, CT 06062 with name, business and number of guests.

Women’s forum annual meeting Central Connecticut Women’s Forum is hosting its 25th annual meeting on Tuesday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m.,

at Capri Ristorante, 161-38 Woodford Ave., Plainville. The keynote speaker is Donna Palomba, founder of Jane Doe No More. She was a featured guest on “Dateline” and many newspapers and magazines around the country. She will give an overview of her experience and how her organization helps other crime victims. To make reservations by Thursday, June 11, call Jane Cioffi at (860) 621-7512 or email or visit www.centralctwome

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The Young Professionals for United Way will be holding its third annual Community Tag Sale and Car Wash on Saturday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the King Street parking lot in front of Bristol Eastern High School. Rain date is June 14. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut. People can participate in several ways. Spaces, which are 8 feet by 8 feet, can be purchased for $15 with additional tables $5 each. Profits made that day will be for the seller to keep. People are also welcome to donate their items to the United Way, which will sell them and invest profits back into the community. A car wash will be held simultaneously. Each car will cost $5 and sports utility vehicles or trucks will be $6. Proceeds will also benefit the United Way. To donate items or for more information, call Colleen at (860) 582-9559. Young Professionals for United Way is made up of individuals, ages 21 to 35 years old, who are interested in networking and volunteering. Members live and/or work in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville or Plymouth.

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JOBS ■ TAG SALES ■ CARS ■ HOMES ■ PETS ■ RENTALS ■ ITEMS FOR SALE ■ SERVICE DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday June 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Center Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 305 to hear and consider the following application: EAST MAIN STREET/FARMINGTON AVENUE Application #09-05-04, Jeff and Shelley Schneider of Plainville, CT seek approval for a variance to Section 1105 Signs in Commercial and Industrial Zones, Subsection 1A Attached Signs to permit the increase from the permitted one (1) square foot for each linear foot of building frontage to add an additional twenty square feet for a property located at 133 East Main Street. (Modification to an existing Variance for attached signage from 100.8 to 120.8 square feet at 1 Farmington Avenue, Continued from May 11, 2009). Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 21st day of May 2009. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals

LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville’s Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville, CT on the following items: Special Exception Application for Misty Real Estate, LLC to create 2 interior lots for property located on the south side of Stremlau Avenue. Special Exception Application for Tim Hortons Restaurant for sign size and height restrictions for the co-branding of Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Creamery for property located at 133 East Main Street. The files are available for public inspection at the Town Clerk’s Office and at the Department of Technical Services in the Plainville Municipal Center. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications may be received. Any person requiring special assistance in order to attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call the Department of Technical Services at (860)793-0221 before noon on Friday, June 5, 2009. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 14th day of May, 2009


LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CT At its May 26, 2009, regular meeting, the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision: APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS a subdivision for Oak Land Developers, LLC to create 4 building lots for single family homes for property located at 222 Farmington Avenue, and fronting on Trumbull Avenue and Cleveland Memorial Drive. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 28th day of May 2009. LOST & FOUND FOUND - Women’s costume jewelry ring. Found in front of Durham Manufacturing office on Main St.. Call 860-349-0137. If you can describe it, it’s yours. LOST @ Nathan Hale School last Saturday afternoon a Teal/ green Verizon Samsung Juke Cell phone. All my contacts/ info gone. Reward if found. Please call Lisa @ 203-8592858. LOST CAT ** REWARD ** Beloved, large male white and grey cat. Twelve years old. Last seen in southeast Wallingford (Clintonville Rd area). If found, PLEASE call (203) 213-8436. LOST CAT black and white male, has a white stipe on nose. He lives on Lynn Ave in Plantsville (near Rec. park.) If seen please call (860)250-3021. Reward. LOST Harley Davidson pullover hooded sweatshirt black& orange small rip at neck line embroidered logo vicinity Jepson Lane + Diamond Hill, So. Meriden. Call 203-464-2677 reward


TAG SALES PLAINVILLE Church Tag Sale Misc items. Clothing, household. 6/5 9-3 & 6/6 8-3. Trinity Covenant. 59 Trumbull Ave. Off Rt. 10. TAG Sale signs are free, when you place and pay for your Tag Sale ad at The Plainville Citizen office, 333 East St, Plainville

LOST & FOUND LOST Or Found. The Plainville Citizen will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Classified Section! Call 860-829-1450 for details. LOST Tri color male beagle. Last seen 5/21 at Hubbard Park, Meriden. Requires medication. Please call (203) 630-2181 LOST- Turquoise bracelet at Social Security office in Meriden. AND Turquoise fish hook ear ring, vicinity of Meriden Square Mall. Call (203) 235-7094 LOST-Nervous calico female cat. Answers to “Lily”. Vicinity of Brae Court & Appletree Ln, Wlfd. Call 203-265-2127 LOST-Set of round Motorcycle keys on North Orchard St or Church St in Wallingford on Tues. May 26. Please call (203) 494-4849 LOST: cat, black and white, adult male. He is wearing an animal print collar. He answers to Pete. He was last seen in the Hobart, Southington, area at 6:30 Friday evening. Contact 203-988-8198


REWARD - $100 for the return of my canoe and personal property. Missing between sundown on 5/27 and 2am 5/28. Call 203-8157140 or 203-630-3329 and ask for Comanche. No questions asked.

AUTOMOBILES CHEVY Impala 2001, New transmission and other new parts, runs good. $2700. Call for info 203-317-7181

TAG SALES PLAINVILLE - 189 Whiting St. Antiques, useful items, some musical instruments, something for everyone! Sat. 8-2.


FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. FOR SALE AT BEST OFFER SUZUKI GS 450T Motorcycle 1981 FORD Thunderbird 1969 COLUMBIAN Celebrity 16’ Boat 1965 Call Val (203) 634-0077

MERCEDES Benz 1985 190 diesel, runs good, good tires, automatic $500 Call 203-265-6169

VOLVO 850 1997 sedan. Auto. Burgundy w/black leather interior. Dual air cond. Dual/side airbags. $4000 or best offer Call(860)621-1494

2008 SHENKE Blue MopedUnder 300 miles, 49cc, up to 100 mpg, luggage rack, $1600 or best offer. Call (203) 2655806

TRUCKS & VANS DODGE Grand Caravan 2000 V6 Auto, green. Has cruise control, am/fm/cassette, rear temp control. AC needs repair, otherwise maintained regularly and runs well. $3500. (203) 284-2654


CHEVY BLAZER 1997- 4 dr, leather, sunroof, fully loaded. Runs very good. $2500 or best offer. Call (860) 682-2421

HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL1200C Custom Sportster, 2007 pearl gray color. Clip-on Windshield. Excellent condition. Factory warranty. 1400 miles. $7500 or best offer. Paul 203-464-5044

AUTOMOBILES WANTED NISSAN ALTIMA 1994- 4 dr, automatic. Needs muffler & CV joints. Runs good. $950/b.o. Nissan Sentra 1996- 4 dr, automatic, AC. 99,000 miles. Runs excellent. $2500 or best offer. Call (860) 682-2421 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

VOLVO 2040 GL 1992, new tires, new muffler system. Good condition. Low mileage. Asking $1900. (203) 265-0029

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HONDA GL1500 Gold Wing 1989 6-cyl Comp. servic for 2009 riding season. 69K mi. Backrest. AM/FM radio. CB, Trailer Hitch, New Tires & Battery and more $7500 Well-maintained. 203-6058870


‘08 SCOOTER 300 miles, 150cc, $1500 or best offer. Call (203) 671-1444

2008 SCOOTER less than 200 miles $1,200 FIRM Call 203-269-7984

HONDA Shadow Areo 2005 Cruiser. 750 V-twin. Blue & Black, High flow air filter. Saddlebags. Windshield. Adult driven. Less than 4500 miles Showroom. $ 4,900 (860) 349-0521 or 727-288-7352


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YAMAHA XVS65A V-Star Silverado 2003 Touring. Black. Excellent condition, one owner, 45,000 miles. Please call between 9am and 6pm. No late evenings please. Price TBD call 203-237-5590 SUZUKI GS 700ES 1985 Blue and White. Garage kept. 21000 miles. Still in excellent condition. $1800 or best offer. Call 860-681-8007 Leave message. SUZUKI GZ250 Motorcyle 2007 Purple/Blue. One Owner, 400 Miles. Asking $2700 NEG. Call 860-508-6005

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TIRES- 4 - 215/60R16 winter, Like new. $175. 4 - 215/65R17 w/75% Tread *On Chrysler 5-lug rims, $150. 2 - 205/70R15 Winter, like new, $75. 1 - 185/75R14, new, $35. 1 - 205/75R14, new, $35. Set/4 Chrysler 300 Steel rims, exc, $125. 1 - 235/65R17 on Chrsyler 5-lug alloy, like new. $60. Call Tom 860-250-0016 (Meriden)

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1996 STARCRAFT Popup camper. Sleeps 6. Fridge, 3 burner stove, toilet, shower, AC, awning. $3000 OBO. (203) 634-0394

BOATS & MOTORS 17 FOOT aluminum canoe-w/ setup for fishing & extras $75.00. (860)349-3850

PETS & LIVESTOCK BIRD FLIGHT cage for small birds with stand 30x18x35 $60 203-630-0290 BOXERS-Purebred, reverse sealed brindle, fawn & white. Males and females Reg. 1st shots, dewormed. Cert of health avail. AKC & ACA pedigree. Championship bloodline. 203-464-4779 BULLDOGS Beagles, Boxers, Poodles & Poodle Mixes, Dachs /Russell, Chihuahuas, Shih-Tsu, mini bulldogs, Rotts, Labs, Yorkie. $350+ 860-930-4001. CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Beatuiful male Chihuahua puppy. 8 wks old. 1st shots, dewormed. $500/best. Parents on premises. (203) 715-0796

PETS & LIVESTOCK DOG KENNEL plastic 36L X 23W X30H $40.00, Call 203-668-6707 FOR SALE: 10 gallon aquarium w/hamster set up. $15. Call (203)699-8989. FREE Kittens- Litter trained. 7 weeks old. Free to good homes. Call (203) 265-6169 FREE- 4 yr old Yellow lab, female. Great with kids. Must have good home. Call (203) 639-9545


SIBERIAN HUSKY, male, neutered, 12 mos old puppy, beautiful, potty trained. Very good with children. Free to good home. Needs room to run. (203) 715-3329


KITTENS- Free to good home, 3 Females,6 wks old, 2 B&W, 1 Multi striped. Call 741-0473.

CRAFTSMAN Lawn Tractor 15.5HP 42” cut 3 Bin Grass Catcher, aerator/spreader, dump cart $650.00 203-6193126

POMERANIAN Puppy, female. 9 weeks old. Vet checked. Registered. $1,000 or best offer. (203) 284-9395

FREE Perennials Zebra grass, pachysandra, yucca etc. U dig. Call 203-265-0031

LAWN & GARDEN HOSTAS, Lilly of the Valley, Ajuga, ground cover and other plants. $3.50/pot. Red maple trees, $5/pot. Call 860-6212928, leave message.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS CHAIN SAW - McCullach pro mac 610 16” $120 860-6328666 GENERATOR. 950 Watts. 99.00 860-921-8749 MATCO 8 drawer mechanic rollaway tool box. Containing all tools required by mechanic. Mostly Snap-On and Mack tools, some Craftsman and some orphans. Air tools, also. Asking $3200. (860) 747-8981


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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2005 Mitchell collision estimating reference guides. Complete set. $50. 860-224-7209 A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-3177891 ABOVE GROUND pool over the top ladder. Adjustable. Excellent condition. $50. King Koil queen mattress, 2 years old. Mint condition. $75. (203) 6265419 BOSTON Red Sox Bus Trips Friday July 3 Seattle/7pm game/ Right field Box 88 /Saturday August 29 Toronto/Roof box 37/ 7pm Both trips depart Wallingford @3pm. They include Dattco motor coach, Box seat,Bus parking, snacks, Non Alcoholic drinks. $100.00 per person Please call Roger @203-605-2087 for More Information.

CLOTHING 3 BOXES boys clothes 3-9 mos. outfits, onesies, tops, pants$30/all. Call 203-630-9937 NAVY BLUE dress w/jacket, long, formal, size 10, never worn, call 203-379-0232 $75.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 2 TEN speed bikes. Good condition. $25. Call 203-237-6052 EVERLAST punching bag 40lb $25 call 203-440-4368 GOLF STAND Bag, Blue Top Flite $20 203 269-6117

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ANTIQUE BRASS 5 globe hanging light fixture. $30. 203-6300841



Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

Call 860-346-3226 FREE Basketball hoop. Call (860) 829-8802 FREE-Rhubarb from the garden. U pick up. Call 203-630-2850 GO CART gas powered. $99.00 203-238-1804 “HO” train stuff, engines, cars, track, +++. $200. Call 203-2376645 or 203-631-1938 cell HOT TUB Park Avenue Executive, 118 jets. Paid $15,000, asking $8,000. Call 203-2695533

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 4 PIECE Modular computer desk. Made of natural wood and veneers. Keyboard and locking drawer. Asking $60. 203-235-2784. 7 DRAWER High Boy dresser, approx 7’ high, 1 yr old. $100 firm. Will deliver. 203-317-1449 A/C MAYTAG 6000 BTU remote control. Good Condition $40 (203)238-4412

AIR CONDITIONER- Emerson, Quiet cool. $45. Dryer, Whirlpool. Older model. Good condition. $40. Call (203) 237-2583 leave message. BEDROOM SET- $200; Cherry Hutch $150; Mahagony dinningroom w/ 4 chairs $200; Light oak dinningroom w/6 chairs $150; All wood bunkbed ( never opened) Paid $800, sell for $350; Dresser $60; Hardly used A/C $60. 203-238-3836 FISHER PRICE Child’s Bed Rail (blue)$9. 203-639-0835

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES BUREAU with mirror. Very good cond. $80. Call 203-237-6807 BUREAU with mirror. Very good cond. $80. Call 203-237-6807 DARK maple colonial hutch, $50. Dry sink, $25 or best offer. Call 203-235-5484

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES KENMORE smoothtop electric stove. Good condition! $99 or best offer. Call (203)265-9974 KITCHEN Table with 2 extension leaves & 4 chairs. Like new condition. $90. Call (203) 238-3948 LG.SQUARE COFFEE TABLE TOP OPENS $99. Call 860-426-1214 LIGHT FIXTURE-hanging. 5 frosted glass shades. $75.00. 203-265-4997


DINING ROOM Table & Six Chairs Light color, expandable Very good condition $375 for table and chairs 203-213-3305

Genuine Disney 40” Plush Mickey & Minnie $60 for set. Call (203) 715-8537 WHIRLPOOL ELECTRIC Stove $99.00. Please call 860-628-5035

Matching Couch, Loveseat & Chaise. Eggshell color. Comes with Ornate Glass & Brass End Tables (2) & Coffee Table. $700. You pick up! Call (203) 715-8537 PATIO GLASS umbrella table and four chairs. Call 203-2849425 $50.00 PORCH FURNITURE- 2 glider chairs, 2 stationary chairs. White iron w/all cushions. Very good condition. Like new. Nice for porch. New $800. Asking $400. (203) 237-5940

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES PVC DECK Chairs- 4 chairs & cushions-$65. Call 203-2359325. SLEEPER SOFA- Queen size, neutral color, beige. Like new. $125. (860) 747-0712

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 METS @ YANKEE Stadium tickets for Sunday, June 14, 1:05pm. Great Father’s Day present! Section 420c, grandstand behind home plate. $200. Also, 2 Nationals at Yankee Stadium tickets, Thursday, June 18, 1:05pm. $100. Private seller. 203-507-4259

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. MIRROR- WHITE, WICKER PEDASTIL. EXC CONDITION $50. CALL 203-641-1237 MOVIES- DVDs, popular ones, 47, $2 each. Make offer for all. File cabinet. New, grey metal,, 2 large, one small drawer. $20. (203) 440-3919 NUTRISYSTEM Food. Value 120. will sell $74. Call 203-2382020 Nancy PET taxi, stainless steel used one week. $25. Call 203-237-6807 PLAYPEN by Baby Trend. Adjustable infant/toddler w/changing table. $45. (203) 626-5419 POLK Audio three way Euro tower speakers, over 3’ tall. $99. Polk audio PSW10 powered subwoofer. $99. All manuals included. Call 203-6300708, leave message. PRESSURE COOKER 5 piece Fagor stainless. 4 & 8 qt. pots. Unused. $85 (203) 235-1154 RASCAL Model T600 3 wheel scooter. Asking $2000. Call (203) 269-0366 between 5pm9pm. RAZOR Dirt quad. Electric. Off road. 120 lbs. maximum. $250 or best offer. (203) 265-7396 ROTARY TRAY For gaf slide projector. $1.00 Call 2690523 TREADMILL - Vitamaster, excellent running condition. $30. Coffee & 2 end tables, oak, glass top, excellent condition. $30. (203) 265-0511 WHOLESALE Green products, trash liners and paper goods. Call your order into TD Green (203) 980-4697

SWIMMING Pool Ladder, 3 step, ss, inground. $50. Call 203-235-0142

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPAQ 17” Flat screen moitor, FS7600. Good condition. $19. (203) 269-6265 HP Photosmart 8100 Series$50. Prints with or without a computer. 203-237-3371

ELECTRONICS NINTENDO WII- Extra controller, 3 games. Asking $175. Wii Guitar Hero World Tour w/guitar, drums and microphone, $100. Wii Star Wars The Force Unleashed, with swords, $40. All like new. (203) 265-3517 T.V. 20” WITH BUILT IN DVD AND REMOTE. $75 (203)886-9638 TOSHIBA 27” TV. Picture in picture, dual tuner. $50.00. Call (203) 235-3110.


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

WANTED TO BUY FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS ALTO Saxophone Good Condition. $80. Call Tara 203-427-7237.


PUBLISHER’S NOTICE EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46a64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.

HOUSES FOR RENT WLFD $1300-3BR, 1b Cape, centrally located. 1mo sec/1mo rent req. Refs req. Pets considered. EOH. Avail 6/15. Call Kathy 203-265-5618 x690

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

203-235-8431 OLD Toys, barware, depression glass, pottery, cookie jars, oil lamps. Call us first for all your estate needs. (203) 639-1002


CHESHIRE-BIRCHWOOD. 2 BR, 1 bath condo, heat & hw included, washer & dryer. No pets. $1150. Lease, sec, ref. 203-271-1192 MERIDEN STUDIO Appliances, Galley Kitchen. Tile and Carpet. Heat & hot water incl. $675/mo. Secure building. (203) 537-2672 WALLINGFORD 1 1/2 BR Apartment in Triplex. New carpets. W/D hookups. Off street parking. Choate area $850 860-227-5213 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 1st flr, 1BR, HW incld. $675. Good credit. No pets. 860-620-9658 leave msg.


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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn effic, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 MERIDEN & WLFD 1BR apts for rent. Starting at $625 and $785 some include heat & hot water. (203)213-6175 or 203-376-2160

MERIDEN - 82 Woodland Street, 2nd floor. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Updated. $700/mo + Utilities. Call 860-262-2464 MERIDEN 1 & 2 ROOM EFFICIENCIES $450 & $550. Some include utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Meriden 2 BR $775 Lg Studio - $625 - Sm Studio-$525 Fully renovated, secure bldg. HW incl. New appls, on site laundromat & off st parking. Close to train station. Sec 8 Approved. Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN 4BR fam room big yard. $1200 util not incl. Ref & sec dep. No pets. Avail now. 203-237-6858 MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919.

MERIDEN 1 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, security & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1 BR, Heat & Hot Water incl., 1st flr. Stove & Fridge. Pool. No Pets. 1 mo sec dep & credit check req’d. Section 8 approved. $800/mo. 860-349-5355.

MERIDEN 108 Maple Street 2 1/2 BR. 1 bath, 2nd flr. Recently remodeled, new appliances, WD hook up in basement. $900/mo incl Heat/HW. 888-520-6786 MERIDEN 1st floor, 1 BR, 3 rooms, stove/fridge, washer hook up, gas heat, $675 mo. Avail Now! 203-284-5843 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath, Utilities included. $900.00 203-440-2551 Bright. Charming. Safe. Quiet. MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd floor. New carpets. Appliances, laundry room. Heat & Hw included. Off st parking. No pets. $800/mo + sec. (203) 269-1670

MERIDEN- 2 BR. Just renovated. Small but cute and ONLY $700 mo. for a 2 bedroom unit. See this on the 3rd floor at 139 Camp St. You pay gas & elec. No pets. State Vouchers OK. (203) 537-1278 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229 MERIDEN- 2BR, 4 rms, $750, No. Colony Rd. Stove & fridge incl. 3BR, $750, Crown St. Both no utilities incl and req. 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 3BR, 2nd fl. Newer appliances. Off st. parking. $950 + utils. No pets. Sect 8 approved. Marc 203-815-8335 MERIDEN- 3BR, 3rd flr, Big unit. 92 Franklin St. Newly renovated. Gas heat. No pets. Discounted rent. $895. 203-5371278. MERIDEN- 4rm, 2BR, appls incl. Sec. 8 approved. Quiet area. $775/mo + dep. 203-675-9778

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Crown St. Large 1BR, 1st flr, lots of closet space. $700/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN-1BR, 1BA w/gar. Heat & HW INCLD. Lg rms, new appls, new crpt, freshly painted, laundry hkup. No pets. Blackstone Vlg $895. Dennis 203-272-1977 MERIDEN-1st flr, 1BR, new windows, new appls. Clean. Available now! $595/mo. Call Jonah 203-430-0340

MERIDEN-3BR, 2nd Fl., W/D hookup, off-street parking,60 Prospect St. $850/mo. Sec. 8 approved. Call 203-376-5599 MERIDEN-Studio apt. Center of town. $495/mo + utils. 1BR, $575/mo +utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MIDDLETOWN Senior Housing Available Now. 62+. Section 8 - no voucher required. 600 sq ft. Heat & hot water included. Good credit & background check a must. Call now! 860-344-8157 PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919 SOUTH MERIDEN - 1BR Apt. 1st floor, appliances, laundry facility. No utilities. No pets. No smoking. $695 month. Security deposit req. Call 203-238-7562 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

SUMMER BROOK APTS Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 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 1 & 2 bedroom Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $730-$925/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm. S. Whittlesey. 3rd fl. Remodeled $800+util Sec Dep+ref. 203314-3548 Steve WALLINGFORD- 2 Bdrm Duplex, 1-1/2 bath, off st. prking. $825/mo + util’s, Sec & crdt chk. 203-269-8481 after 11am. WALLINGFORD- 2BR Duplex. 1st floor includes large living rm, kitchen w/stove & refrig., utility rm with washer/dryer hook-ups & 1/4 bath. 2nd floor 2 large bdrms, ceramic bath, lots of closets. Off st. parking. $900/mo. 2 mo. sec. deposit. Utilities extra. Agents RE 203-269-4937 WALLINGFORD- Spacious 2BR apt, 1 bath, 1st flr, quiet, central location. $700/mo. No pets. (203) 676-7418 WALLINGFORD- Spacious 3rd flr, 2 BR, appliances, $675 + util. Also Available -Sunny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, porch, $850 + utils. W/D in bsmt. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Security, Good credit. Tom 203-889-1940 WALLINGFORD. 1BR apt, nice location, off st parking. No pets/smoking. $700/mo+sec. Call 203-284-2103 WLFD- 2BRs Townhouse, appl’d kitchen. Lease, sec, NO PETS. $775. J.J. Bennett 203-265-7101. WLFD-3BR, 2nd fl, hdwd fls, newly renovated, new windows. WD hookup. Off st parking. $1275 + sec. No pets. Credit check. Avail 7/1 203-535-1162

STORAGE SPACE We have 3,800 square feet of storage space available for short or long term rental. Centrally located in Meriden and convenient to all major highways. 12’ ceilings with heat and air conditioning. Tractor trailer access with a covered dock. 24 hour access, security camera for extra protection, office and bathroom. Plenty of parking. Call today for more information and tour.


WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770 WLFD. 1br, AC, laundry on site, Off-St Pkg, no pets/smoking, $775+2mo sec. Marc 203-6053495 WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101.


ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 A TO Z REMOVAL Free estimates. Garages, attics, basements, brush, pools, decks, etc. Sr. discounts. 203-238-0106

203-494-1526 WLFD $259,900-Lg Cape for growing family. Over 1900sq ft, 8rms, 5BR, 2 bath, fenced lot, pool, sunrm, FP in LR & more. Call Kathy (203) 265-5618

COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Upgrades, installs, repairs & viruses fixed at your home. DMT Computer Services. 203599-1097. After 5 - 860-424-1177

DECKS MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459


One Man’s Junk

15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs.

REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.

Home, Business or Job Site We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-269-3559






Free Consultation MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN- Clean, safe furn. rm. All utils. incld. Cable. Share kit. & bath. Very reasonable. Please leave message 203-238-3369

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

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD In newly renovated private home. Full house privileges. All utils incl. No pets. $600/mo + 1 mo security. Avail 6/1. Call George 203-927-3607

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 WALLINGFORD 70 Quinnipiac Street, Store/office or heated storage. $595 monthly. 80 Quinnipiac St. Store or office. $325. Sec. & ref. req. Please call 203-269-2575

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS BERLIN-2200 sq.ft. general commercial rental. $1600/mo. Sec dep. & 1st month. Contact Ken or Norm 860-828-3512

PLAINVILLE $439,900 Room for everyone in this 3-4 BR, 4 full bath home with double staircase. Second BR has own bath. Open and sensible floor plan with neutral colors. Hardwood flooring. Linda (203) 235-3300.

DISCRIMINATION, DISABILITY RIGHTS & GENERAL LAW. There are Laws to Protect You in Case of Job Loss, a Child’s Need for School Services, or Other Cases of Discrimination. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford, 203-774-4925


Wallingford “New Listing” Great for 1st time homebuyer or empty nesters. Expandable Ranch. Beautiful corner lot, mature landscaping, 3BR, EIK, HW flrs thruout, AC, wall unit, attic fan, pfin basement. $232,900

Annemarie (203) 265-5618

REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est. CARPENTRY- Specialize in basements, bathrooms, decks, etc. Licensed/insured, 203809-5392. CT Reg. #601274

HOMETECH Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042


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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

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

FENCING BICO FENCE - All types of quality fencing & repairs available. Professional installations. 20 years exp. Lic’d & ins’d. 203715-0567. CT Reg# 616240 CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

GARAGE DOORS RWL CONST. SERVICES RON LIGAS - 35 YRS EXP. Garage doors & openers installed CT Reg. #622764 860-349-6873

A2Z MERIDEN 25 Winding Brook Lane 269,900 NEW PRICE! Meticulously maintained Raised Ranch in quiet neighborhood w/mature trees, HW flrs under carpet, tile in updated kit, 2 FP’s, IG pool. Allie 203-288-2500 MLS#N288963, Weichert Realtors Regional Properties

LICENSED HOME DAYCARE (#54568) in South Meriden with 2 openings. Call 203-686-0732 for more information. AREA’S Finest day care. Full & part time. Meals & snacks incl. Learning & music curriculum. Lic #22129. Call 203-269-5256.

GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372


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Quality Landscaping, LLC

DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355

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

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



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

Spring Clean-ups, mowing, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

HANDYPERSONS AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES - Siding, Patios, kit., baths & more. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709 & Insured.

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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing, bagging Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.


A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Built, no garden too small. 203-294-1160

CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325 Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co. HEATING & COOLING

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Full service lawn care: Landscape design, pavers, retaining walls, planting, weeding flower beds, mulch, new lawns, lot clearing, yard cleanup. CT#619909 203-715-2301 GREAT PRICES! Full service landscaping & property maintenance. Irrigation srv avail. Call Presise Now

203-272-4216 DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane, Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Low rates. 203-3798944 Lic. #0389224.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS SAMMY Construction Quality Work. Carpentry, repairs, siding, roofs & more! 203-757-8029 or 860-970-6181 CT# 619246

Silver City Landscaping LLC Lawn Mowing/Spring Clean-up Lawn Power Seeding/Mulch Reliable Service 20yrs exp 203-537-8106 CT Reg# 622655 A+ MOWING & LAWN CARE. Quality Lawn Care at low prices. Call for free quote. (203) 886-9360 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 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

Quality Work - Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307.

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

BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring cleanups, Grass cutting, lawn maint. Comm/Res Top quality work. Ins., Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311


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



MASONRY SAMMY Masonry-Since 1977. Concrete, stone, chimney, stucco. All masonry. CT 574337. Ins. 203-757-8029 or 860-970-6181 JOHN Biafore and Son Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell 203-376-0355


A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 #389224

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

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

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

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

Call Dennis 203-630-0008 THE POWERWASHING KINGS Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279


Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs. We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514

CT Reg. #516790


BENJAMIN BUILDERS LLC Payment plans & credit cards ROOFS, SIDING, WINDOWS, ADDT’S, KIT, BATHS, DECKS 203-671-7415 Ct Reg #622755

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991




A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES



Gonzalez Construction

BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT# 619909. Call Today. Call 203-715-2301


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

ALL Types pool & spa serv. Complete service on pools & spas, above and inground liner replacement. Lic & ins. CT Reg 622885. Call (203) 537-9188


Empire Construction, LLC APOLLO PAINTING Int/Ext, Popcorn Ceilings, Powerwashing. Call Mike 203-974-2097 or 860-347-1355 CT# 613892


PLUMBING PLUMBING & Piping Contractor Specializing in small jobs. Capable of doing new & large jobs. Lic# 204060. John 203-284-9744 or 203-500-5224 cell.

TUTOR available for any level of Spanish. Please contact Jena 203-848-4674




Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319


Decrease in material costs means savings for you. No job too small, driveways, parking lots, any concrete sidewalks, curving. etc. New or repairs of water or sewer service, any excavation needs. Prompt free est. Fully licensed & insured. CT Reg #630230. Call 203-235-1030 or 203-537-7303


Gonzalez Construction

MDV PAINTING, int/ext, custom painting at competitive prices. Mark (203) 269-8309. CT Reg #0622739

HEDGE TRIMMING 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



DOW GUTTERS YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.




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

IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co SERVICES OFFERED SANDBLASTING We come to you. Snowplows, trailers, truck bodies, etc. Reasonable prices. Bill Coleman. 203-715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 TREES Tree Removal. Chipping. No job too small. Fully insured. 20 yrs. Local business. CT Reg# 673534. Call Joe (203) 804-4739 VILLA’S TREE REMOVAL We save everybody money! Fully insured, free estimates. (860) 777-7914 CT Reg#709285

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.

Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045


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Administrative Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal Circulation Department is seeking enthusiastic applicants for a full time position as an Administrative Customer Service Representative. This position is responsible for making a variety of sales, service, and retention calls, posting payments, and serving as our front counter cashier. Pleasant manner, positive attitude, and ability to multi task needed. Office experience a plus. Please apply in person between 10:00am 2:00pm Monday through Friday to:

Record-Journal Circulation Office 75 S. Colony St. Meriden, CT No phone calls please.



DURHAM Country Living!

MIDDLE SCHOOL This is an outstanding professional opportunity for an energetic and creative individual who possess an understanding of middle school students and can effectively address a variety of learning styles. We seek candidates with expertise in the communication strand of technology education and with experience in graphic design and production and web design. Flexibility in content knowledge and instructional strategies will be essential to success in this position. The ability to use, demonstrate and motivate others to employ a wide range of technologies will be required. The successful candidate will be asked to teach a range of course and to plan collaboratively with applied technology colleagues. Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum sub-areas. (Certificate # 047) CLOSING DATE: June 19, 2009 4:00 p.m. TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN Our builder will buy your home at fair market value if it qualifies for our program, when you buy one of his homes. You can also find other homes for sale on our website. Visit us at Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

Beautiful Colonial. Manicured lawn, 3 Bdrms, 2 baths, 18x32 bonus rm, 3 car garage, FP, heated pool, utility shed with generator. $520,000.

Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN Ideal corner lot pro landscaped well cared for home in desirable area. Home sits on lg lot w/beautiful mt views. Impressive great rm w/vaulted ceiling & HW flrs. $279,000. Call Vicki (203) 235-3300

WLFD East side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2bath, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car garage, level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $319,900 Al Criscuolo 203-2655618

MERIDEN 38 Dryden Dr. By owner, 2 BR Cape, 1.5 baths, finished rec. rm., 3 seasons porch, c/a, large beautifully landscaped yard. $269,900. For full details of updates and inside/outside slide shows visit: dalegreenbacker (203) 634-0013

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WLFD Move right in! 3BR, 1 1/2BA Split in Cook Hill area. HW floors, updated kitchen w/stainless appliances. Large level lot. Great for summer picnics. $315,000. Call Fred 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD 3 bed., 1 bath cozy ranch. Near schools. Custom cabinets. Dishwasher. Walkout basement. New carpet over hardwood floors. Large windows. Vinyl siding. Carport. Central air. Freshly painted. Patio. Great community. Great schools. Move-in condition. $250,000. 203 265-5038 CELL 203 379-6282 LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.


DRIVERS CDL A Lily Transportation is taking applications for a new startup operation in Portland - 15 positions. M-F, min 2 yrs exp, clean MVR, pass all DOT req. Knowledge of MA, NJ, NY. Excellent pay and benefits. Call 800-2485459 x 373. EOE MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300


NEW BRITAIN. 36 Nicole Rd. By Owner. 1700 sq. ft. Raised Ranch, 3 BRs, 2 full baths, 2 car garage, new siding and new roof, hdwd flrs, large flat yard with playscape, on cul-de-sac, all appliances included. Asking $256,900. (860) 224-2995

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HELP WANTED AUTO PARTS COUNTERPERSONParts exp. required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over 40K, profit sharing and health benefits. Call Don at 203272-3704 weekdays, A.M. only. CLEANING PERSONNEL- Must have experience working in public facilities. Proof of US citizenship, police background checks before hiring. Full & Part time positions available. Call Amanda’s A Better View Cleaning (203) 824-1419 MonFri 8am-4pm. DIESEL Mechanic Wanted. 5 Yrs Exp Min. Welding & Hydraulic Exp- A Plus. Mandatory Overtime. Pay Based on Exp. Apply in Person: United Concrete, 173 Church St, Yalesville. EOE. GARDEN CENTER PT/FT positions. Pleasant environment. Reliable people only apply in person Geremia Gardens, 1720 West St, Southington. WAITSTAFF Fri, Sat& Sun. 4pm-9pm. Southington. (860) 690-1132

Environmental Services

Manager of Environmental Services Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT is seeking a Manager of Environmental Services for a Full Time, benefit eligible position on the day shift. Candidates must have previous experience in either Housekeeping or Laundry, in a management/supervisory capacity. Masonicare Health Center employees enjoy great benefits, weekly payroll and being part of a dynamic team. If interested, please apply online at; email your resume to, fax (203) 679-6858 or call 888-635-6664. EOE


GRAND OPENING!! $1000 Sign-on bonus after 30 days of FT work All depts. hiring International co. operates Full Co. Training FT & PT work available. Cust Srv★Sales Srv★Packing

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860-329-0316 HELPER for precision sheet metal shop. Experience with metal working preferred. 203239-6349


HVAC LICENSED Installer Immediate opening. Residential. Min. B/D/S license required. Excellent wages, benefits. Billy Carlson Heating & AC, LLC (860) 621-0556 INSURANCE: Experienced, Licensed P&C CSR for sales and service. Full time M-F. Excellent written & spoken communication skills. Commercial & Life a plus. Competitive compensation. Send resume to PO Box 927, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Kogut Nursery, LLC Is looking for a conscientious, detail oriented person with the ability to multi-task. Applicant must have exp with Quickbooks. General office duties including AP, payroll, bank reconciliations, customer service, answering phones, order entry & filing.

Fax resumes to 203-235-8730 or e-mail kogutnursery@

MACHINIST Growing machine shop seeking exp’d CNC VTL, CNC lathe & CNC miller operators. Fax to 860-426-1560 or email: MARKETING PROMOTER: Greet & Promote for National Award Winning kitchen company at local mall(s). Competitive hourly + unlimited bonuses. P/T . Call 888-292-6502 ext 85.

Models - All ages No experience necessary 5 or 7pm Monday, June 1 Crowne Plaza, Cromwell 100 Berlin Road 570-346-9410 ext. 301 OFFICE HELP- P/T. Exp’d for all phases of office procedures incl. bookkeeping & knowledge navigating computer programs. Salary & hrs negot. Call 203-8652026 9am-4pm Mon-Fri for appt.


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PAINTING FT Carpenters, Painters, subs, for residential / commercial work. 800-778-9885 x1279

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SEAMLESS GUTTER INSTALLERS Excellent benefits and pay. Must have experience, valid drivers license and a clean criminal record. Apply in person: New England Building Products, 45 Golden Street, Meriden. 203-235-7981

SECRETARY Performs a wide variety of responsible clerical duties for the Wallingford Board of Education in a school or department office. The position requires 3 years of office work experience of a responsible nature and a H.S. diploma. $19.55 to $24.37 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 The closing date will be that date the 50th application form/resume is received, or June 10, 2009, whichever occurs first. EOE.

SHUTTLE DRIVER Part time for busy car dealership. Must be available Mon-Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Apply in person at Alderman Ca dil la c , 3 8 0 S. Bro a d St . , Meriden or call (203) 235-1686.

TEST SHOOTER Temp, P/T, F/T position for Ballistics Lab Asst. Exp. helpful but not req’d. Apply in person at:

Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457


BARTENDING 1 or 2 week course Job Placement Assistance

203-754-6000 Atlantic Bartender School 663 Lakewood Rd, Wtby, CT

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT WOMAN w/25 yrs exp. & lots of love will watch your child in your home, FT/PT, before & after school & vacations. CPR cert. Will transport. 203-237-1534

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DO HOMECARE WITHOUT THE TRAVEL! Excella Homecare specializes in caring for the senior population within beautiful assisted living communities. We currently have Full/Part-time & Per Diem Opportunities in the following locations:

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*BSN and 3 years experience required We offer a premium benefits package and competitive wages. Fax/Email resume or call Marybeth Bova Phone: 860-953-0676 " Fax: 860-953-0682

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RN Team Leader Gaylord- Connecticut’s premier long-term acute care hospital is looking for a nurse who wants to grow professionally in a collaborative inpatient setting. This 1st shift, full-time 40 hour M-F position will work as an active member of the nursing team providing care. The incumbent also assists in coordinating the collaboration between the nursing department and other members of the interdisciplinary team. REQUIREMENTS: include current CT licensure, recent hospital experience, current certification in Medical Surgical Nursing, Associate’s degree or equivalent and 2 years related experience, or relevant combination of education and experience, and CPR certification.

Residential Rehab Technician Gaylord seeks an individual to join its residential patient care team. This 32 hour/week evening position will assist transitional living care residents in the functional tasks needed to reintegrate into the community. REQUIREMENTS: include a minimum of two years related experience. Working knowledge of daily living tasks, and experience with traumatically brain-injured persons a plus. Must be/become CPR and medication administration certified. Valid CT driver’s license and good driving record required. Every other weekend required.

(2) Per Diem Housekeepers These per diem positions will perform all general housekeeping duties as required, including floor care maintenance. Previous institutional cleaning experience a plus. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions required. Every other weekend and holiday. Gaylord Hospital specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. Comprehensive compensation package.

203-284-2733; Email to: or mail to

Equal Opportunity Employer. Please fax resumes to:

P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 4, 2009

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It's graduation time again. Recognize the accomplishments and achievements of that special graduate by placing a Marketplace Grad Ad. Include your graduate in this keepsake feature appearing Thursday, July 2 in The Plainville Citizen. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles… Surprise your graduate with a Plainville Citizen Grad Ad!!

Deadline for ad reservation is Thrusday, June 25.

– Choice of Three Styles – Mail, fax or drop off coupon with payment. Or charge your Grad Ad with MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. (Please enclose self-addressed stamped envelope if you want picture returned.)

Call The Plainville Citizen at 877-238-1953 or Fax 203-630-2932

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Plainville High School Class of 2009

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We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa

We Love You! Way To Go! Love, Mom, Dad, Uncle Bob, Aunt Julie, Grandma & Grandpa Harrison

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CONGRATULATIONS You Made It! Good Luck in college! Love, Mom & Dad

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