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The Plainville

Cit itiz ize en Volume 8, Number 31

Residents criticize police

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Balloon festival preps for launch

Feat of strength

By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Officials defended the Plainville Police Department on July 20 as a group of diligent and dedicated individuals who help to make the town safe, after other residents were critical of individual police officers’ zeal and attitude in dealing with the public. At the oral petitions part of the Town Council meeting, several residents said they did not like the attitude of officers responding to local complaints, with one taxpayer proposing a study be done on whether a police department is actually needed. Town Manager Robert E. Lee immediately dismissed that notion, saying a police department is definitely needed. However, some residents heaped criticism on members of the department. Francesca Heap said she realized officers need to ask questions at DUI and seat belt safety checkpoints, but bristled at officers’ inquiries about subjects that are none of their business such as where a driver is going or where a driver had been. Dom D’Onofrio Sr. said he was not satisfied in police response times during two situations, one that concerned his daughter’s safety and another where items in his yard were missing. Reggie Cyr said he did not like the attitude of an officer who investigated his complaint concerning improper See Police, page 5

By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

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Jeremy “The Muscle Man” Baker lifts two children during the July 18 festival presented by New Life Fellowship Church in Norton Park. More photos on page 10.

Fire Chief Raymond Swanson said he always looks forward to the annual Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival, which is held each August, but he particularly can’t wait for the next one, which will be the 25th annual event. Swanson said the balloon festival, sponsored by the Plainville Fire Company, grew out of the 100th anniversary celebration for the fire company in 1985 and originally was called the “Balloon Rally.” Held at Norton Park, it has become one of Plainville’s largest attended events and continues to grow.

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Bysiewicz tests local waters By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz came to Plainville on July 23 to tell local Democrats that she has formed an exploratory committee for a possible run for governor and if she does run in 2010, she’d like the support of the Plainville Democratic Town Committee. Describing herself as an official who is not afraid to primary, Bysiewicz said she is the only one so far who has won a statewide primary and who ultimately won state See Dems, page 6

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, right, talks with Christopher Wazorko, head of the local Democratic Party, after speaking to members July 23. Bysiewicz is exploring a run for governor. Citizen photo by Ken DiMauro

Inside Best in Child Care . . . 18 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . 16 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 History by Hummel . . . 4 Marketplace . . . . . 26-31 Mini Pages . . . . . . 23-24 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . 11 Opinion . . . . . . . . 12-13 Schools . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 Sports . . . . . . . . . 19-22

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Unions agree to wage freeze By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

good faith to avoid layoffs. He said the budget for 2009-10 was a tough one in a rough economy. The one-year agreement will benefit both unions and the town, he said. Sharon Passig, circulation supervisor at Plainville Public Library, is president of Local R1-269, the National Association of Municipal Employees Union, agreed that times are tough for many people right now. “Both sides worked long and hard to reach agree-

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title. At a recent school board meeting, Binkowski announced Carmelich had won an award from the Connecticut Association of School Business Officials. Binkowski nominated him for the honor as “a rising star among his peers.” In attendance at the May 11 meeting announcing the award were Carmelich’s wife, Kim, and his father, Richard Carmelich Jr. The younger Carmelich, who came to Plainville after being director of finance for Oxford Public Schools, said he likes working in Plainville because of the many people who dedicate

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In the opinion of many school officials, there is no doubt that Richard E. Carmelich III, business manager for the schools, does an able job as financial officer and more. Carmelich, who became business manager in early 2008, and has hit the ground running, not only is responsible for overseeing the financial books of the school system, has many other duties as well, according to Becky Tyrrell, chairwoman of the Board of Education. “He has expanded the role of business manager,” Tyrrell said, adding Carmelich makes himself available for officials in order to explain

parts of the operating budget, and has created a “Citizens Guide to the Budget,” and oversees school transportation, facilities and food services. To this end, the school board voted July 13 to change the name of his post from business manager to director of finance and operations. The change was made on a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. Tyrrell said that Carmelich’s expanded duties make him essential like an assistant superintendent. “He does an excellent job,” she said, adding the school board members who were at the special meeting voted unanimously to change his


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Tentative agreement has been reached for a one-year contract extension between the town of Plainville and two town-employees that calls for concessions including wage freezes in exchange for a guarantee of no layoffs or salary reductions through June 30, 2010. The Town Council met in executive session July 20 and released details of the agreement between the town and thea two unions, Local R1-269

National Association of Municipal Employees and Local 1303-56, Council 4, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. The unions have agreed to no pay increases for one year. Officials said the agreement calls for town employees to pay more into health insurance unless they have set up a health savings account. The town agrees to fund the deductible for those employees who elect to participate in the account. Council Chairman Christopher Wazorko praised the unions for negotiating in

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History by Hummel

The history of a sad old building, now being demolished By Ruth Hummel Special to The Citizen

“What is that old building?,” I often wondered as I passed by the forlorn, nostyle, building set back from the house on East Main Street. Listed in the Buildings and Structures Study done by Roth and Clouette in 1982 for the Connecticut Historical Commission, its specifications give one little to add to the impression of bleakness. It was then listed as in “fair” condition and has only gone downhill since. Roth and Clouette called it “a simple structure, illustrating the simple settings of small manufacturing concerns in Central Connecti-

cut. “ Ahah! They continue: “Its construction and early use offer an interesting chapter in the industrial history of Connecticut’s manufacturing sector.” It seems that Benjamin Lamb built the place as onefloor shop in 1902. Here he made dies, tooling and light industrial machinery. His two sons worked with him. In 1910, those sons, John E. and Joseph F., engaged the firm in the new and exciting field of electric lighting fixtures and took in two partners. This was the beginning of the Empire Manufacturing Co., which used the skills the younger Lambs had learned under their father’s guidance.

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Now the building was raised another floor to accommodate the growing demand for electrical devices and business increased. Further personnel and products expanded the company’s outreach. In about 1910, the Empire Electrical and Manufacturing Company was sold to the Trumbull Vanderpool Co. of Bantam, Conn., which has connected with one of the Plainville Trumbull brothers. It’s amazing how this tiny company grew in turn-of-thecentury Connecticut when everything seemed to have mushroomed. “Building simple with productive know-how and prudent market selection, a machinist like Lamb or his sons could realistically aspire to a growing enterprise,” so wrote Roth and Clouette. This old building is condemned and is to be destroyed along with the two derelict dwellings in front of it. A sad ending to a plain building that afforded the development of a successful business adding to Plainville’s tax base and

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Dems Continued from page 1 elections. For example, she said, she outscored Gov. M. Jodi Rell as the highest statewide vote getter, besting Rell by more than 23,000 votes. Before becoming secretary of the state, Bysiewicz represented Middletown as a representative in the General Assembly. She said she considers herself an outspoken person who champions the rights of Connecticut taxpayers. Bysiewicz said that as secretary of the state, she heads up a Connecticut entity that is similar to a $250 million corporation. She wants to run because she feels Rell has lost touch with the average taxpayer. She said Rell has proven herself vulnerable on several key issues affecting Connecticut, including failing to tap into the legislative power of the National Association of Governors. As secretary of the state, she successfully fought a proposal by then-President George W. Bush that sought to end voter registration sessions at Veterans Hospitals. When she and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal were turned away from doing a voter registration session at the West Haven Veter-

Fest Continued from page 1 It is the biggest fundraiser for the fire company social arm, including scholarships given out by the organization. For the last several years, the company has been taking donations to hold two nights of fireworks instead of one. Even with a tough economy, Swanson said, donations have been “steady” and will ensure two evenings of explosive entertainment. Other special events are planned for the event, which is scheduled for Aug. 28 to Aug. 30, Swanson said and will be part of the fire company’s 125th anniversary year. The chief said many ru-

ans Hospital, she and Blumenthal rallied support from officials in other states to get Bush to reconsider the proposal. She considers herself a protégé of popular Gov. Ella T. Grasso, whom she called “a tireless worker” that started most of her long days at the State Capitol at 5:30 a.m. by reading most of the newspapers in Connecticut. Bysiewicz said Grasso was a hands-on administrator who liked to stay on top of issues that affected the state. ] Christopher Wazorko, chairman of the Town Council, and head of the local Democratic Party, said he was happy that Bysiewicz wants the support of Plainville Democrats and the town committee. “She says a lot of things that make sense,” Wazorko said. Councilman Jason Rupaka, a former chairman of the Plainville Democratic Town Committee, said he will be the town coordinator as Bysiewicz moves ahead with her exploratory committee. Bysiewicz was joined in Plainville by Bristol Mayor Art Ward and former New Britain Mayor Lucian Pawlak. After addressing Plainville Democrats, she took several questions from town committee members and then asked local residents to help her initial campaign by talking to Rupaka.

mors have been flying about the future of the event, but they are just rumors. “It remains true to its fire company roots,” Swanson said, adding similar hot air balloon festivals in Bristol and Burlington have fallen by the wayside or been discontinued. “It’s the last of its kind,” he said, adding it has a commitment from the fire company and the town to continue at Norton Park. Firefighter Peter Crowe has been named chairman of the planning committee. Swanson said the 70 volunteer firefighters who make up the fire company and their families are focused on this year’s festival and its future. Swanson said the fire company enjoys the camaraderie of putting on the festival and predicts a sky-high future.


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Student art show today The STARS/Math Summer Program will have a summer program art show on Thursday, July 30, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Linden Street School. Student artwork from the program will be on display. This is the culminating event for the program. For more information, contact program coordinator, Tawana Graham at (860) 793-3270.

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Heather Frac, of Plainville, graduated May 10 from the University of Connecticut. She earned her bachelor of science degree at the Neag School of Education with a 4.0 grade point average and made the dean’s list. She will continue her education by student teaching in London for her first semester toward a master’s degree.

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Troy Miller and Kasey Kuzia, receive the Plainville High School Association of School Secretaries Scholarships at a breakfast in their honor at PHS on June 17. Miller also received special recognition and the Outstanding High School Accounting Student Award for 2009; he will be attending Western Connecticut State University in the fall to study accounting. Kuzia will be attending Tunxis Community College in the fall. Gathering for the presentation are, from left to right, Kris Spence, special education secretary at Toffolon School; Marty Matthews, Plainville High School secretary; Kuzia and Miller.

The following Plainville residents were recently named to the dean’s list at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. Dean’s list recognition is awarded each semester to undergraduate students who carry at least 12 academic credits and earn a 3.50 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0. Students are: Erin Allard, Claudia Bechard, Lacy Benson, Jamie Bordonaro, Laura Corey, Erin Crowley, Paulina Cwalinski, April Cyr, Christina Dufour, Terren Emery, Sara Forcella, Jowita Kiernozek, Erica Kriscenski, Caitlin Mattas, Timothy McLellan, Katherine Merlini, Kurt Musshorn, Jillian Myslenski, Rachael Newman, Miranda Norris, Kristen Paigo, Ashley Pease, Dale Pelletier, Courtney Perrotti, David Pittari, Dana Saccomani, Emily Silverio, Lindsay Smolka, Edward Szydlowski, Theresa Taricani and Chelsea Tyrrell. Plainville resident, Lynsie Belanger, made the spring dean’s list at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury. She is a psychology major. Daniel S. Rich, a sophomore majoring in political science, is on the president’s list at Western New England College, Springfield, Mass., for spring 2009. President’s list students hold a semester grade-point average of 3.80 or higher.


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A new peer tutoring program at the Middle School of Plainville proved to be a “win-win” for all participants this year, according to Assistant Principal Beth Strathy. Strathy designed the program as a support for middle school students. “We believe at the middle school that all students can achieve at high levels and sometimes they need help reaching those levels,” she said. The peer Photo courtesy of Plainville Schools tutoring model includes Middle school students Marc study groups for tests, inMilo, grade six, and tutor dividual preparation for tests, homework comple- Sarah Thompson, grade sevtion, organization help, en, work together on schoolproject completion, mem- work. orizing math facts, reading together and helping students to stay focused on the task. The program ran each school day during student enrichment periods, as well as Mondays and Wednesdays after school. The program began with a few students who needed help and grew as the school year progressed. By May, 64 peer tutors from grades six through eight, six high school student volunteers, and 45 tutored students were active participants in the tutoring model. Volunteer tutors were recruited by Strathy, while parents and teachers were able to request tutors for students who needed assistance. Sixth-grade science teacher Julie Slowik said, “The scores on our science end of the year exam were the highest they have ever been. The peer tutors are really working.” Students also asked for the tutor support themselves. Said one sixth grade student regarding his peer tutors, “They really helped me. They don’t do your work for you. They show you an example of a model and that helps me get it.” Strathy also noted that individual reports from students indicate higher test scores and more homework completed. Another positive outcome from the peer tutoring program was the benefit to the student tutors, who felt they were making a difference in the academic and social/emotional success of their fellow students. “It was heartening to watch an eighth grader patiently coach a seventh grader through his math, and then take turns reading an assigned novel,” said Strathy. “Research shows that both the tutor and tutee learn better when they teach each other.” In thanks, student volunteers received certificates. The program will resume with the 2009-10 school year.

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Goodwin College, East Hartford, has announced the Plainville residents who were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester. These students earned at least six collegiate credits and achieved a 3.5 semester grade-point average in any courses taken during the 15week semester. They are Maribeth Farmer, Sara-

Jayne Nocera and Anna Urbanczyk. Plainville residents who named to the president’s list for the spring 2009 semester are Meribeth Farmer and Anna Ubanczyk. These students earned at least six collegiate credits and achieved a 4.0 grade point average in all coursework taken in the 15-week semester.


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Eight-year-old Samantha Paradis, of Plainville, donated another 10 inches of her hair this July to the Locks of Love program, which uses donated hair to make hairpieces for people who have lost hair as a result of medical conditions. Samantha also donated to this program in 2007. She is a student at Toffolon School in Plainville.

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Electrician’s Mate Second Class Nathan Bulger arrived at Naval Station Pearl Harbor Monday, July 20, aboard Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772) following a Depot Modernization Period at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Bulger, 20, is a Plainville native and son of Holly and Bill Bulger. After graduating in 2006 from Plainville High School, Bulger joined the Navy and attended Naval Nuclear Power School in Goose Greek, South Carolina and Nuclear Prototype Training in Ballston Spa, New York. Bulger joined the Engineering Division on the USS Greeneville in July 2008. He was deployed last fall on the USS Maryland (SSBN 738), a ballistic missile submarine based out of Kings Bay, Georgia for a three-month operational deployment. While deployed on the USS Maryland,

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Children jump across a field during the oldtime potato sack race during a festival held July 18 in Norton Park. The free event was organized by New Life Fellowhip Church, 1 Northwest Drive.

Fellowship festival brings summer fun By Tim and Linda Whitton Special to The Citizen On July 18, under a sunny sky, New Life Fellowship had a day of fun and festivities at Norton Park. The day was filled with music from various worship teams and special guests. “Grandpa Quigley” and his puppet friends told bible stories through his music and encouraged the children to eat their vegetables. “Fireman Jim” interacted with the crowd and taught them about fire prevention and fire safety through his music. Jeremy “The Muscle Man” Baker, formerly of The Power Team, dazzled us all with his feats of strength such as, snapping a wooden baseball bat in half with his bare hands, bending a half-inch steel rod into a pretzel and tearing phone books in half as well as a deck of cards. He also shared his amazing personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. The gospel was shared

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freely along with more than 500 hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, chips and soda, all free of charge to the public. The children enjoyed sack races, water balloon tosses, face painting and various other games. Prizes were given to all of the children who participated in the events. Gifts were given to adults through a free drawing from a number of donated items. It was a wonderful day in the park and we would like to thank all those who came and made it such a special day. Tim Whitton is a pastor at New Life Fellowship Church of Plainville, 1 Northwest Drive.

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Obituaries Edward Kramer

companion, Charles Zettergren and his sons; and Barbarajean Mitera, of Plainville. A Mass was held July 23, 2009, at St. Patrick Church, Farmington. Burial was held privately. Memorial donations may be made to the Sister LeeAnn Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Cathryn Aron, 6287 Adventura Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241. Bailey Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Paul Michaud Paul Emile Michaud, 78, a long-time resident of P l a i nv i l l e, passed away July 22, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Kramer) Michaud with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born Jan. 1, 1931, in St. Agatha, Maine, he was the son of the late Patrick and Helen (Chasse) Michaud. To those who knew Paul, he enjoyed life to the fullest. He met his wife, Fran, and within the first few dates they knew they would be

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He served as an infantry soldier with the 120th CAB. A veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991, he had also previously deployed to Iraq and Kuwait from February to December of 2004 with the 30th HBCT. A former Marine, he enlisted in the North Carolina Army National Guard in November 1994. He had served with 120th CAB units in Warsaw, Beulaville and Whiteville before being transferred to Company A in Jacksonville in November 2008 where he was a section leader.

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years on the Plainville Town Council, with his final term as chairman from 1994 to 1995. In addition, he was a longtime board member of the Long Rivers Boy Scout Council, for which he earned the Silver Beaver and Bronze Pelican Awards. He served as a Justice of the Peace, was a member and past president of A.A.R.P, and member of the Plainville Senior Citizens Center and the town’s Commission on Aging. He retired from the former Corbin-Russwin in 1991. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing golf, or going fishing, and took great pride in his flower gardens, making early morning trips to the farmer’s market an annual family tradition. He was a true family man, who will forever be remembered as loving and devoted. In addition to his wife, Jeanne, he leaves his seven children, Richard R. Mitera Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Cromwell; their children Derek, Chadd and Hillary and their grandson, Alerek; Gregory Mitera, of Plainville, and his son, Myles; Glenn Mitera and his wife, Barbara, of Concord, N.H., and their children, Morgan and Mitchell; Alison Madigan and her husband, Charles, of Plainville, and their daughter, Paige; Denise Prete and her husband, Timothy, of Avon, and their children, T.J., Blake, Jack, and Bailey; Kristen Capozzi, of Plainville, her children, Nina and Joseph, as well as her


Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, 39, of Wilmington, N.C. and a Southington native, was one of four North Carolina National Guard Soldiers assigned to Company A, 120th Combined Arms Battalion , headquartered in Jacksonville, N.C., who died June 29, 2009 while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, when the Humvee they were riding in was attacked with an improvised explosive device. He was born March 1, 1970, in New Britain. He graduated from Blue Mountain Union High School in Vermont in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Kramer; his daughters, Megan, 7, and Erica, 5, of Wilmington, N.C.; his mother, Maryann (Betsy) White, and her husband Charles, of Southington; his father, Donald Kramer Sr. and his wife, Sandy, of Tennessee;, two brothers, Donald Kramer and his wife Valerie, of Plainville, and Burt (BJ) Kramer and his wife Jeanine, of Beacon Falls; two sisters, Misty Carroll Durkee, of Cromwell, and Kelly Kramer, of Florida; his maternal grandmother, Ferne Stevens, of Southington and his paternal grandmother, Arlene Kramer, of Southington. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

awards include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army Commendation Medal, U.S. Army Achievement Medal, North Carolina Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. In addition to serving his country in both the Marines and Army National Guard, he served his country at home as an active member of the Wilmington, N.C., Fire Department. Formal services were held July 6, 2009 by the military and fire departments in Wilmington, N.C. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m., at St. Thomas Church on Bristol Street, Southington.



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Letters to the Editor Resident questions agency 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, July 30 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 Plainville Taxpayers Association, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 6 Bicycle Friendly Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 Capital Projects Building Committee, library, 6:30 p.m. Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 Clean Energy Task Force, 7:30 p.m.

To the editor: Well, folks, I have a compelling urge to respond to a very confusing article which mentioned my name in the July 23 edition of The Plainville Citizen. It appears as though the chairman of the Economic Development Agency would prefer to wait until an ordinance which will fiscally impact every business in town be made law before he gets involved with the issue. Well, my little buddy, isn’t that a little too late? First of all, I don’t think that any of the affected parties concerning the fee inspection ordinance were notified of the issue; in fact the Town Council did not learn of and have the chance to see the actual written ordinance until four days before the public hearing. I just cannot fathom the notion that the chairman of the EDA did not know about or did not think that this was a very important issue that would require input from the EDA. I find this very confusing because the EDA did get involved when the town manager pushed for the town to pay thousands of dollars to develop and help build a parking lot on private property! Again, I have to ask, is the chairman afraid or is he someone’s puppet? Then, in the article, the chairman goes on to mention all the businesses that the EDA has helped. I say excellent, that is what the EDA is all about and they should continue to help keep business in Plainville by not putting excessive inspection fees on top of the already excessive cost of doing business in Connecticut! In another part of the article, I realize that the chairman is trying to lure me into an issue, which is more than two years old and is even confusing to financial experts. I have no doubt that the chairman would like nothing more than the opportunity, to once again brag about his superior knowledge of the financial world and at the same time try to belittle me with his statements concerning the reduction of the bonding interest rate. Most informed taxpayers are not fooled by his shenanigans and realize that the interest rate is only a very small part of this bond issue. From what I understand the bond refinancing deal has not, as yet, been transacted. I hope to learn more when I contact an attorney who specializes in the analysis of this type of bonding issue. My only experience with refinancing is when I refinanced my own home, at which time I reduced the principle and shortened the loan term; this is something that I do not think was done by the town. I also do wish to inform the chairman of the EDA that as of this letter appearing in print, I will be a candidate for the Town Council because I will have submitted the required amount of signatures to the Plainville town clerk in order to have my name appear on the ballot in November election. John Kisluk Plainville

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Superintendent summarizes Plainville’s 2008-09 school year By Kathleen Binkowski Special to The Citizen The rush of activity associated with the end of the school year is now behind us as we enjoy summer in New England. While work continues throughout the district, this time of year also provides the opportunity to reflect on the progress and accomplishments achieved during the school year. I’m proud to provide some of these highlights from our 2008-09 school year. In August, we shared CAPT (Connecticut Academic Performance Test) and CMT (Connecti- Binkowski cut Mastery Test) outcomes. Results indicated that Plainville 10th-graders outperformed their statewide peers in the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the high state goal in mathematics, reading and writing. CMT test results showed Plainville students made significant progress in the areas of writing, mathematics and science. The results of both the CAPT and CMT reflect our commitment to continuous academic improvement in all disciplines. We began the 2008-09 school year on Sept. 2, embarking as a school community on the next segment of our educational journey. Students arrived at school eager to learn and reconnect with friends, while faculty members returned refreshed and prepared to lead and inspire. The focus on budget communications expanded, with the creation of a comprehensive budget communication plan outlining a variety of initiatives developed to increase information dissemination, and parent and citizen involvement in the budget development process. In October, we welcomed nationally renowned motivational speaker Keith Hawkins. Co-sponsored by the high school’s Student Athlete Leadership Team and the Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development, Hawkins spent the day with students and faculty focusing on the importance of education and student connections. PHS also prepared for an onsite evaluation that took place in October as part of the accreditation process under the direction of the Commission of Public Secondary Schools of the New England Associa-

tion of Schools and Colleges. District employees continued to demonstrate their commitment to supporting the local community by pledging more than $11,000 during the annual United Way campaign, surpassing the previous year’s donations. In November, 12 students were honored for their commitment to community service, academic prowess, and school leadership, at the 21st annual Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Superintendent’s Award Presentation. We are proud of several Connecticut Association of Boards of Education awards received in November. These include four Excellence in Educational Communication Awards as well as the Board of Education Leadership Award. We were proud to co-host the second annual community service fair at PHS on Nov. 19. Dr. William A. Petit Jr. and the PHS Class of ’74 put forth a call to serve, inspiring the student body to give back to the community through volunteer service. In December, we recognized the generous support of our school district community, through a number of charitable works including donations to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, the Marine Corps Toys-For-Tots campaign, winter clothing and toy drives, and holiday collections for local families in need. The much-anticipated return of the Toffolon school community to the Northwest Drive site came to fruition in January with the first “official” day of classes in the renovated building on Jan. 20. An open house was held for parents and the community to tour the exceptional facility. The arts continued to thrive, with the student production of “The Dining Room” at PHS. We congratulated 17 middle school students in January, who qualified to participate in the Northern Region Music Festival Chorus, sponsored by the Connecticut Music Educator’s Association. We welcomed three educators from China as part of the Connecticut Shandong School Partnerships Program, and look forward to the newly established sister school partnership between Jining No. 1 Middle School and PHS. In February, the high school’s Jazz Band excelled in competition at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival, placing fourth out of a group of 15 similarly sized schools. Six students received Con-

necticut Scholastic Art Awards, and PHS received the prestigious National Art Education Association Design Standards Award for exceeding nationally established standards. Board of Education members were honored in March for their extraordinary contributions to the district as part of Board of Education Appreciation Month. A group of students led by school board chairwoman Becky Tyrrell traveled to Hartford to participate in the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education’s annual “A Day on the Hill” program organized to raise awareness of education issues in the state legislature. The district’s eco-friendly efforts were recognized in March with a press briefing featuring Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, highlighting the rooftop tracking solar system at Linden, while in April, the focus on ecofriendliness continued, with several Earth Day celebrations and activities district-wide. In May, the Plainville Public Library once again hosted the townwide art show. Student works were on display throughout the month for the public to enjoy. We were also faced in May with the harsh reality and outcome of the town budget setting process. We recognize the many challenges ahead as we face the upcoming school year with extremely limited resources and a responsibility to provide Plainville’s youth with the education that they deserve. June brought the crescendo of excitement and celebration that we’ve come to anticipate as we offered congratulations and a job well done to students, faculty and staff. Awards celebrations, performances and graduation ceremonies left us on a high note, beaming with pride across our school district community. We are proud of the many accomplishments of our school district community during the 2008-09 school year. We look forward to the start of the 2009-10 school year, bringing new beginnings and exciting opportunities. Our collective focus on continuous improvement in all aspects of our educational system continues to guide our efforts going forward, as we foster our extraordinary community of learning.

Kathleen Binkowski is the superintendent of Plainville Community Schools.

Plainville Briefs Thank you, scouts The Children’s Department of the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., had help in preparing for the 2009 Summer Reading Program. Girl Scouts from Troop 60478 worked toward their Silver Award by making decorations for the department. Troop members are Paige Casey, Brianna Franceschini, Rebecka Mousch and Laurel

Underwood. Troop leaders are Susan Underwood and Donna Mousch.

Summer fun A special event, “Fun with Martial Arts” taught by Kevin Sullivan, will be held Friday, July 31, from 2 to 3 p.m., for children ages 4 to 11 at Norton Park, South Washington Street. The annual Fun Day will be held Friday, Aug. 14, at 1

p.m., at Norton Park. For more information, call the recreation department at (860) 747-6022.

Historical artist The summer display at the Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., will focus on Alfred Hepworth, Plainville’s best-known artist. The display will run from until Tuesday, Sept. 1. The historic cen-

ter will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. The historic center is handicapped accessible. For more information, call Rose Stanley at the historic center at (860) 747-6577.

Book sale The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will hold the two week Summer Madness Book Sale starting on Monday, Aug. 3 and contin-

uing for two weeks until Friday, Aug. 14. This mini-sale will be held in the library lobby during regular summer hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices for hardcover books and videotapes are 3 for $1, audio tapes are five for $1. Proceeds benefit the library. The regular large book sale scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 11 and 12 will be held.



The Plainville Citizen Thursday, July 30, 2009

Senior Happenings Bowling league to start Aug. 24

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, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

The Plainville Seniors’ Bowling League will start its next 35-week season on Monday, Aug. 24. New Bowlers are welcome. The league meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. The cost is $7.25 per person, per week and includes three games of bowling, open bowling discount card, automatic

scoring, and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this league. For information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, Bowling League president, at (860) 747-2918.

Crafters wanted for annual fair The Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., is inviting crafters to sell their products at the annual Craft Fair that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee to purchase space at this event is $25. The fair is advertised throughout the community in the senior center’s monthly newsletter and local newspapers. Appli-

cations are available at the senior center. For information, call Ronda Guberman at (860) 747-5728.

Spring Choral Festival video On Thursday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m., at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., there will be a video showing of the Senior Center Choral Group that participated in a Choral Festival at the Wallingford Senior Center. For information, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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p.m., there will a 55-Alive driving class at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St. Participants must attend both days. This course covers the effects of aging and medications 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, the participant’s insurance company must give a discount of at least five percent on auto insurance. Bring a snack and coffee will be provided. AARP member providing membership number, $12 or other attendees $14. Registration has begun. For information, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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Senior Calendar Events planned at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center will be held at the following locations next week: C = computer lab, senior center; G = green room at the senior center; L = library; T = Torrant House; W = Woodmoor community room at housing; X = lounge at the senior center; S = Sunset community room housing. If a program has no letter next to it, that program will be held at the senior center.

Wii bowling, 1 p.m., G Open bridge, 1 p.m., S Strength training, 2:15 p.m., G Movie, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 Walking in the center, 9 a.m., G No nurse. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., G Open door, 12:30 p.m. T Bingo, 1 p.m., G Yoga, 3:30 p.m., L Thursday, July 30 Walking in the center, 9 a.m., G No nurse. Ceramics, 9:30 a.m., G Blood pressure, 11 a.m. Pool tournament, 1 p.m. Knitting/crocheting, 1 p.m., S Charlemagne, 1 p.m., L Pinochle, 1 p.m., X Fargo’s fitness, 1:30 p.m., G Band, 3 p.m., G Friday, July 31 Walking in the center, 9 a.m., G Pinochle, 1 p.m., L


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Monday, July 27 Walking in the center, 9 a.m., G Shopping bus, 9:30 a.m. Contemporary issues, 10 a.m., G Line dance, 10 a.m., G Pool tournament, noon. Setback, 1 p.m., G Beginner knit/crochet, 1 p.m., W Movie, 3:30 p.m., G Tuesday, July 28 Walking in the center, 9 a.m., G No nurse. Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m., G Ladies billiards, 10 a.m. Circle Group, 12:30 p.m., W Pinochle, 1 p.m., X

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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. Nature walks on Thursdays — Guided nature walks on Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. will be held at Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, off Route 177, North Washington St. by Ruth S. Hummel and Sue Holcomb. For information, call (860) 747-0081. Play and learn— Through a collaboration with Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Family Resource Network, there will be a Parent-Child interactive Play and Learn

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Group on Thursday mornings, starting July 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Plainville Public Library Children’s Department, 56 E. Main St. Children birth to 5 years old and siblings are welcome with their parents. This is open to Plainville residents and is free. For more information, call PFRN at (860) 793-6304 or (860) 793-1450. Summer art show — The STARS/Math Summer Program will have a summer program art show on Thursday, July 30, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Linden Street School. Student artwork from the program will be on display. This is the culminating event for the program. For information, call program coordinator, Tawana Graham at (860) 793-3270.


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Shannon K. Mazurick, a resident of Avon, published her first book titled “Poetry As The Year Goes By.” Mazurick graduated from Avon High School in 2004 and Saint Joseph College in 2008. She has her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in psychology. Mazurick is the daughter of Judy Mazurick and the late Michael Mazurick, a Plainville native. In April, her artwork was featured in an exhibit in a Plainville business. Mazurick’s book can be found online at sites such as She plans to have a book signing in the near future and is in the process of publishing her second book.


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. Friday game time — Each Friday at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will host game time in the Children’s Department from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children of all ages can join the library to play games such as “Dance, Dance Revolution,” “Rock Band” and “Candyland.” Children are welcome to bring their own games. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1450. Marital arts — A special event, “Fun with Martial Arts” taught by Kevin Sullivan, will be held Friday, July 31, from 2 to 3 p.m., for children ages 4 to 11 at Norton Park.



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Alfred Hepworth art exhibit — The summer display at the Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., will focus on Alfred Hepworth, Plainville’s bestknown artist. The historic center is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. Country dance — The New England Western Dance Association has planned a smoke-free country dance on Saturday, Aug. 1, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave. Coffee and doughnuts are included. Members are $8 and non-members are $11. For more information, call (860) 276-8241.



Acting in Faith — Reedemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., is having its annual Vacation Bible School from Monday, Aug. 3 to Friday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is “Acting in Faith.” The program is for people of all ages, including adults. Children will participate in activities such as arts and crafts, singing and learning skits in addition to hearing a Bible story and discussing related topics. The skits will be performed Friday evening. Participants are welcome at the picnic planned for Saturday, Aug. 8 at Norton Park. For more information, call Rayla Mattson at (860) 839-5001. Bible camp — Church of the Bible, a non-denominational church located at 160 W. Main St., will be sponsoring a free Bible Camp the week of Aug. 3 to 7 for children ages 4 to 13. The theme is “Under Construction,” Camp is Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Steve Thorpe of Children’s Bible Ministry of Connecticut will be a guest speaker. There will be games, crafts, prizes, Bible stories and singing. Those interested can pre-register by calling

the church office, (860) 7471691, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or register by e-mail at church office The family picnic will take place Saturday, Aug. 8, from noon to 5 p.m., at Norton Park. Free teen yoga class — Vital Life Center , 100 W. Main St., is offering a Teen Yoga Food Pantry Donation Class on Monday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The fee is a nonperishable food item. For Information, call (860) 4790466. Library book sale — The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will continue the Summer Madness Book Sale until Friday, Aug. 14 in the library lobby during regular summer hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices at the Summer Madness Book Sale for hardcover books and videotapes are three for $1, audio tapes are five for $1. All proceeds will benefit the library, 56 E. Main St. Concert in the Park — The Plainville Wind Ensemble will perform at Seth Thomas Park on South Main Street in Thomaston on Monday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. The rain location is Black Rock Elementary School on route 109. Free admission. The public is asked to bring chairs or blankets.



Acting in Faith — Vacation Bible School continues until Friday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Reedemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St. For more information, call Rayla Mattson at (860) 839-5001. Bible camp — Church of the Bible, a non-denominational church located at 160 W. Main St., will be sponsoring a free Bible Camp the week of Aug. 3 to 7 for children ages 4 to 13. For more information, call the church office, (860) 747-1691, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or register by e-mail at church office


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Youth coalition presents summer puzzle contest The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with an open house celebration held on April 16. This venue provided the opportunity for coalition members and guests to reflect on the work of the group during the past several years, on behalf of Plainville’s youth. Through the coalition’s recent annual strategic planning process, the Community Awareness and Prevention Committee streamlined its focus on student, parent and community education, particularly in the area of substance abuse prevention and positive youth development, and is now the Community Education and Prevention Committee. The committee is credited with the development of a customized drug and alcohol prevention guide for Plainville parents and students entitled, “A Parent’s Guide For the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use.” The guide has been distributed to parents of students in grades fifth through 12th in Plainville during the past two years. To ensure that Plainville families are utilizing this important resource, the coalition is sponsoring a Summer Puzzle Contest for students beginning this month and during the month of August.

Puzzle Contest Information: The puzzle contest is open to all Plainville youth who completed grades fifth through 12th during the 2008-09 school year. All answers to the puzzle are found in the “A Parent’s Guide For the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use” resource booklet. Additional copies of the booklet may be found at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Students should complete the puzzle by circling the correct words and filling in the answers with page numbers on the lines provided with the questions. Deadlines are Aug. 31 for the August contest and Sept. 30 for the September contest. All correct entries will be placed in a drawing for a prize, one each month. Send the completed puzzle along with printed name and telephone number by the last day of the month to: Coalition Puzzle Contest, c/o Lynn Davis, 1 Central Square, Plainville CT 06062 or Roberta Brown, 50 Whiting St., Plainville CT 06062. Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development members include: Paula Broderick, Sexual Assault Crisis Service of the New Britain YWCA; Roberta Brown, Town of Plainville Youth Services; the Rev. Dr. James Caron, Faith Bible Church; Donna Cavallaro, Plainville Family Resource Network; Kim Crowley, Plainville Recreation Department; Lynn Davis, Plainville Community Schools; Catherine Frayler, Wheeler Elementary School; Police detective Eric Giudice, Plainville Police Department; Duckworth Grange, Connecticut Department of Children and Families; Matthew Guarino, Middle School of Plainville; Sue McCarthy, community member; Sally Miller, Wheeler Regional YMCA; Meghan Mitchell, community member; the Rev. Father Kapriel Mouradajian, Substance Abuse Action Council of Central Connecticut; Donna Osuch, United Way of West Central Connecticut; Thomas R. Roberts, Loureiro Engineering Associates; Christine Roy, Wheeler Regional YMCA; David Telesca, Plainville Community Schools; Ruth Whinnem, Plainville Public Library; John Zadnik, Plainville Community Schools; and Greg Ziogas, Plainville High School.

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Questions for the word puzzle

Chapter 1: “Learning how to drink” during adolescence is not a _____ or a “part of growing up”. Chapter 2: The _________, the brain region critical for forming new memories, is particularly affected by alcohol use during adolescence. Chapter 2: _______ is a highly addictive drug contained in all tobacco products, not just cigarettes. Chapter 2: Scientists speculate that adolescents may release more _______ than adults in response to drugs, and this would explain why youth are at greater risk for addiction. Chapter 3: The sale to and use of tobacco products by minors is _______. Chapter 4: _________ increases the risk for suicide. Chapter 5: Young people need to understand that the only _____ is in not trying. Chapter 6: Remove any ______ ______ from areas where young people will be. Chapter 7: Consequences to those students who drink excessively or use other drugs may include: ______. Chapter 8: In many states “Possession or Sale of Controlled Substances” is classified as a ________.

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Faith Continued from page 10 est can be sent to Trustee Board, Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville, CT 06062. For information, call the church at (860) 747-1808 or e-mail

Bible camp next week Church of the Bible, a nondenominational church located at 160 W. Main St., will be sponsoring a free Bible Camp the week of Aug. 3 to 7 for children ages 4 to 13. The theme is “Under Construction,” Camp is Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9

a.m. Steve Thorpe of Children’s Bible Ministry of Connecticut will be a guest speaker. There will be games, crafts, prizes, Bible stories and singing. Pre-registration can be made by calling the church office Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or register by e-mail at church office Parents or guardians are asked to donate a box of cookies or powdered mix for drinks. The family picnic will take place Saturday, Aug. 8, from noon to 5 p.m., at Norton Park.

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The answers can be found in this word search. The words can be vertical or horizontal. All answers to the puzzle are found in the “A Parent’s Guide For the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use” resource booklet. Additional copies of the booklet may be found at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Deadline is Aug. 31.

be putting on Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Belding Theater at The Bushnell. The Plainville United Methodist Church’s organist and music director, David McWilliams, is in the cast.

Congregational Church events

The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., will offer a trip Sunday, Aug. 23 to Rock Cats Faith and Family Day at New Britain Stadium. The Rock Cats will host the Reading Phillies. Tickets are $5 per person. For information, contact the church at (860) 7471901 or www.uccp


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Niko ready for fresh start in Tampa Bay By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Last year at this time, Niko Koutouvides was full of enthusiasm and high hopes as he entered training camp with his new team, the Denver Broncos. Fast forward a year, and Koutouvides is, once again, excited for the start of football season, except now, the Plainville High School alumnus will be taking the field with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “See what happens in one year,” Koutouvides said recently, just days before heading off to training camp. Although upbeat, Koutouvides, 28, said the past year for him, football-wise, was “awful.” In 2008, he left the team that drafted him, the Seattle Seahawks, for Denver, in hopes of earning a starting linebacker spot. It didn’t happen. As was the case with the Seahawks, most of Koutouvides’ action with the Broncos came on special teams. Denver, with a record of 88, missed out of the playoffs last year. Coach Mike Shanahan was axed two days after his team’s season finale. “I played a little bit of defense, but not as much as I wanted to. We struggled as a team on defense, tremendously. We had such a great offense. And it just didn’t work out,” Koutouvides said of his stint with the Broncos. “It was a tough position for me. You make one of those decisions that you think is the best for you, and it ends up turning out not to be what you kind of thought. But that’s in the past now,” said Koutouvides, who signed a two-year deal with Tampa Bay in March. “Now it’s time to move forward, and I’m exited to be a part of the Bucs.” Once again, Koutouvides expects to be in the running

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Niko Koutouvides was a three-year football starter at Plainville High School. With him in the lineup the Blue Devils captured one conference championship and advanced to the state playoffs. He also played baseball at PHS. In 1999, his senior year, the Blue Devils won 20 games and captured the state championship. Koutouvides was not highly-recruited out of high school and opted to attend Milford Academy prep school upon graduating. There, he drew the attention of Purdue football scouts, who offered him a scholarship. While at Purdue, Koutouvides was regarded as one of the hardest hitters in the Big 10 Conference. He started 32 games, earned all-conference accolades as a senior, and wrapped up his collegiate career with 296 tackles. The Seattle Seahawks drafted Koutouvides in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was just the third player in the history of the franchise to be drafted out of Purdue. Koutouvides and the Seahawks lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-10, in Super Bowl XL. Koutouvides became a free agent at the end of the 2007 season. In March 2008, he signed a three-year contract with the Denver Broncos. In March 2009, Koutouvides signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. — Nick Carroll

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Niko Koutouvides, a Plainville High School alumnus, talks with fans at the “It’s time to go. Football’s second annual General Electric/Petit Foundation Road back again,” Koutouvides said. “It’s going to be fun Race in Plainville July 19. for a starting job. The Buccaneers released two linebackers during the off-season. “The two outside linebacker positions are wide open,” Koutouvides said. “Hopefully I get some playing time. But like I said, you’ve got to compete.”

Tampa Bay ran up a record of 9-7 in 2008, but failed to earn a playoff spot. Veteran coach Jon Gruden was fired after the season. New head man, Raheem Morris, and the Buccaneers open training camp Saturday, Aug. 1.

down there. It’s going to be hot early, but during the winter time it’s going to be beautiful down there. I’m excited. We’ve got a young head coach, 32 years-old. He’s the youngest coach in the NFL. So we’ll see how it’s going to turn out.” Koutouvides spent most of

the off-season in Florida. He returned to Connecticut this summer. “I hired a trainer up in Shelton, and I’ve been working with him, playing some golf, just relaxing, getting recharged, because it’s a long, long season,” he said. Koutouvides has appeared in 73 games as a professional, with two starts. To date, he has made 123 tackles.

Plainville All-Stars stay alive in Sectionals By Sam Dostaler Special to The Citizen The Plainville Junior Little League All-Stars are two wins away from the state tournament finals. At press time, Plainville had played three Section I tournament games at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Bridgeport. The team was 2-1. The first Section I game was against East Granby. Plainville won that one, 9-2. “I wasn’t thrilled with the game. We are a lot better

than we played,” Plainville manager Tim DeJohn said of the East Granby matchup. “I don’t want these guys to think it’s easy to win games, because we still have four more wins to go.” Plainville opened the scoring against East Granby in the top of the third. Shane Pugliese singled, stole second and moved to third on a groundout by Mike Costantini. Pugliese scored on a RBI groundout by Matt Thomas. The 1-0 lead held up until the fifth when East Granby evened things up. Plainville answered back in the sixth. Costantini led off the inning with a double and was driven

home on a single by Thomas to make it 2-1. Thomas moved to second on an error and scored on a single by Stephen Boland to extend the lead to 3-1. East Granby closed the gap in the bottom of the inning against Plainville starter Tyler Favreau (5 1/3 innings, 2 runs, 4 strikeouts). With one out, Favreau allowed a walk and a single to put runners on the corners. A single made it 3-2. After another walk, Favreau was replaced by Brian Dostaler who struck out the next two batters to get out of the jam. Plainville put the game away in the seventh. Eric

Depner led off the inning with a single, and Dean Demartinis reached on an error. Pugliese followed with a RBI single to make it 4-2. Costantini then doubled and drove in a run. The next two batters walked to load the bases for Boland who drove in two runs with a single to make it 7-2. Plainville capped the scoring when Favreau reached on an error, which allowed two runs to score. Pugliese closed out the game for Plainville, tossing a scoreless seventh. Things did not go as well for the local All-Stars in the

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Mandeville liked Post 33’s determination, attitude By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Plainville Post 33 manager Lou Mandeville was upbeat last week, a day after his young club was knocked out of the American Legion state tournament play-in. Mandeville praised the way his players conducted themselves throughout their 2009 campaign, and pointed out that his gutsy team played 18 games in 17 days down the home stretch, and won seven of its final 10 zone match ups to qualify for the postseason. “What more can you ask for,” Mandeville said. “I told the kids all summer, ‘give me nine guys with a Plainville uniform on, and we’ll attack the opponent.’ I believed in the kids, and they believed in themselves.”

Plainville Post 33 catcher Sam Dostaler prepares to lay down a tag in a recent game. Photo by Matt Leidemer

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in. “They came to win two games,” he said. “The attitude was great, even in the second game. They kept playing. They didn’t embarrass themselves. They had respect for the game of baseball.” Eric Zapatka pitched eight innings and earned the win against Middletown, which led 2-0 through four. Zapatka scattered six hits, struck out five and allowed just one walk. Andrew Perbeck came on in relief in the ninth and picked up the save. Perbeck scored the goahead run against Middletown. Earlier, Mike Thomas tied the game with a RBI. Taylor Perun had two hits and a RBI for the victors. Against Torrington, things went south in a hurry. Plainville pitchers walked a total of 15 batters, including

four in the first inning. “Walking 15 guys doesn’t give you a chance,” said Mandeville. Perbeck, Thomas and Kyle Jones saw time on the mound in Post 33’s season finale. Plainville managed just two hits in that one. Perun churned out his third hit of the day against Torrington. All in all, Mandeville believes the season went well. “The attitude was terrific. The kids gave me a great effort. Whatever I asked of them, they responded,” he said. “I got a lot of phone calls from coaches saying that they enjoyed competing against us because we play the game the right way. I’ll take that more than winning games — we want to be respected.” Post 33 waves goodbye to Eric Luke, Alex Bulger, Mack Litke, Evan Guimond and Perbeck, but returns some proven talent to the field in 2010. “We’ve got a good core coming back,” said Mandeville. “And I plan on coming back myself.”

Men’s Softball Cap’s Corner 17, Navy/Marines 5: For Cap’s Corner, Keith Lizon went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI, Corey Crane went 3-for-4 with two homeruns and five RBI, Tony Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double, a homerun and four RBI, and Sean Lizon had a 3-for-4 night with a double, a RBI and four runs scored. Cap’s Corner 10, Team America 2: For Cap’s Corner, Sean Lizon went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBI, Greg Ostrowski went 2-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI, and Corey Crane finished 2-for-3 with a RBI. Olympia Sports 14, Navy/Marines 4: Don Tinker had a three-run homerun and played stellar defense to power Olympia Sports. Shane Dlubac, Dan Spinelli and Tinker scored two runs apiece. Matt Silverio and Dave Fisch led the victors’ defensive effort. Olympia Sports 13, Navy/Marines 3: Eric Neuman went 3-for-3 and played excellent defense, Mike Aiello and Skip Tinker generated two hits and three runs apiece and Rick O’Keefe and Tim Knecht each crossed the plate twice as Olympia Sports rolled. Bryan Block was aggressive on the base paths for the victors.


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Slipping and sliding into base The Blue Devil youth softball clinic was held last week at Plainville High School’s Alumni Field. PHS softball coach Jen Micowski oversaw the clinic, along with some of her players. Pictured: Clinic-goers work on their sliding technique on a wet tarp Thursday morning. Citizen photos by Nick Carroll

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second game of the Section I tournament. Plainville fell to North End Bridgeport, 12-3, in that one. “We gave them way too many extra outs and we didn’t take care of the baseball,” DeJohn said. “A team like North End, that can hit the ball, you can’t give them extra outs and hope to win a game. Once we got down today we didn’t have the ‘never give up’ attitude I’ve been trying to promote

all year. That said, Matt Thomas gave us all he could, and tomorrow we are going to come out with a clean slate and do the best we can.” Thomas started against North End and took the loss, his first of the postseason. North End jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Plainville evened things up in the second. Dostaler led off the inning with a walk, Boland was then hit by a pitch and Favreau singled to load the bases. Demartinis then walked to force in a run. The next batter, Pugliese, tied the game at 2-2 with a groundout. North End answered back

with three runs in the third. The victors would tack on runs in every inning the rest of the way. Plainville’s final run came when Alex Greenfield and Mike Butler had back-toback doubles in the sixth. In their next outing, the locals were once again matched up against East Granby. Plainville rolled, 122. “The kids came out more focused today and gave a better effort,” DeJohn said. “We set the tone early with three runs in the first. Brian Dostaler shut East Granby down with the help of solid defense. We’ll have to continue playing this way to beat

North End Bridgeport.” In the rematch with East Granby, Plainville jumped out to a three-run lead in the top of the first. Pugliese and Costantini started the game off with back-to-back walks. Thomas and Marc Demartinis then drove in runs with singles and Dostaler drove in a run with a groundout, to make it 3-0. Plainville added to its lead in the second, tacking on two more runs. Pugliese, again, got things started, this time, with a single, and was driven in on a triple by Costantini, who would later score on a wild pitch, giving Plainville a 5-0 lead.




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Trailing 7-0 in the fifth, East Granby finally got on the board, but it was too little, too late. Plainville would not let East Granby get back in the game as Stuart Langer Marshall, Butler, Marc Demartinis, Dostaler and Favreau each scored a run over the final two innings. Dostaler went the distance on the mound. The game-winner struck out seven and allowed just one earned run. The loss eliminated East Granby from the tournament. Plainville needs to defeat North End Bridgeport twice in order to advance to the state finals.


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A Historical Diary

Meet Anne Frank

Family life Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929. She was the daughter of Otto and Edith Frank. Otto sold spices and other ingredients for making sausages. Anne’s sister, Margot (MAR-goh), was three years older than Anne. The Franks were Jewish*, but they were not very religious. They lived in an area with families of many The Star of David is a different faiths. * Jewish people practice a religion called Judaism (JU-duh-ism).

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Eighty years ago this summer, in Frankfurt, Germany, a baby girl was born. The story of her short life would later touch millions of readers. Perhaps a teacher has read parts of “The Diary of a Young Girl” to you. The author of the diary, Anne Frank, wrote about her experiences during the Holocaust (HOLE-uh-kahst) in Europe in the 1940s. She would have turned 80 years old last month. This week, The Mini Page remembers Anne Frank and finds out more about her life and her famous book.

Anne Frank came to believe that her diary might be an important record of the way Dutch people suffered under German rule.

In 1934, Anne started school in Amsterdam. She loved reading and writing. She had many friends at school. But in 1940, Germany invaded, or took over, the Netherlands. The German government segregated, or separated, Jews from other citizens. Anne and Margot had to switch to a Jewish school. Jews were not allowed to see movies in theaters. Anne’s father had to sell his business to a non-Jew so that it wouldn’t be taken over by the Nazis.

World War II Germany had invaded other countries too. In 1939, after Germany attacked Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Other countries, including the United States, joined the fight later. World War II ended in 1945.

Move to Amsterdam In the early 1930s, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party took power in Germany. Hitler believed that Jewish people were trying to take over the world. He wanted to create a world that didn’t include Jews. When Hitler became chancellor, or leader, of Germany in 1933, Otto Frank decided he must move his family away from Germany. In 1934, Anne and her family moved to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

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What Was the Holocaust? These men were photographed at the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany when U.S. soldiers came to liberate, or free, them in April 1945. They slept in wooden bunks. Most people in the camps became very thin, and many died of disease or starvation. About 6 million Jews died in concentration camps.

First steps Hitler began by restricting, or limiting, what Jews could do. They could no longer be lawyers or newspaper editors. Jewish people could not own businesses. All Jews were forced to sew a yellow star onto their clothing so they could be identified.

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Most historians believe World War II began when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. The leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler, wanted to take over other parts of Europe, too. Hitler believed that certain people were not good enough to live. For instance, he thought disabled children and adults, members of some races, and Adolf Hitler people who practiced certain religions should be exterminated, or killed. Jewish people were among those Hitler believed were not worthy of living.

Concentration camps

Families separated

Later, Hitler’s government set up prisons, called concentration camps, where Jews and others were sent. When they arrived, prisoners had to give up all their possessions. Some had their heads shaved. While they were there, they had to work hard. Often it was cold, and they had only thin clothing. The prisoners got very little to eat. Many were killed.

Men and women usually lived separately in the camps. Children might be taken away from their parents. People who were too sick or old to work were killed. Doctors used the prisoners for medical experiments.

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Mini Spy . . .


Mini Spy likes to keep a journal of each day, as Anne Frank did. See if you can find: • ice cream cone • question mark • word MINI • book • sailboat • letter Z • arrow • can • carrot • steak • safety pin • bell • key • letter D • lima bean

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Anne Frank

Words that remind us of Anne Frank are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: DIARY, ANNE, FRANK, GERMANY, JEWISH, BIRTHDAY, HOLOCAUST, AMSTERDAM, HITLER, CHANCELLOR, SEGREGATED, WAR, STAR, CONCENTRATION, CAMP, SECRET, ANNEX, SISTER, HELPERS, LIBERATE, OTTO. ANNE’S DIARY REALLY MOVES ME!












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Property Transfers July 14 Tracey Wade to Diane T. Hodgkirs, 156 Westwood Ave., $170,000. July 16 Salvatore Lonero to Richard E. Zwick, 76 Hilltop Road, $262,000. July 20 Estate of Sophia Prenez to Douglas P. and Debbra L. Blankenship, 19 Riverview Drive, $25,000 (conveyance of mobile home). Roger J. Gaudio to Jesse C. Boudewyns, 32 Chester St., $126,000. US Bank NA to Erfan Methoxha, 25-27 Wayne Drive, $170,000. The Grace Lutheran Church Inc. to Oak Land Development LLC, Lots 2 and 3 Cleveland Memorial Drive and Lot 4 Trumbull Ave., $225,000.

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LAWN & GARDEN TRACTOR/ride-on mower. Needs repair to run. $20. Call 860-621-5511

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS 48” WIDE lattice top PVC Vinyl gate. $90. (860) 747-4604 or 860-302-0917 CHAIN Saw. McCulloch pro mac 610 16”. Excellent condition. $100. Call 860-632-8666 FLUORESCENT LIGHT. Clamp on type for workbench. $5. (203) 235-6015

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 12,000 btu air conditioner $50.00 works great call 203235-7903 2 AIR CONDITIONERS- $50 each. 5000 BTU. (203) 237-9235


2 ASHLEY Wall Recliners. 7 months old. Yukon stone (color). Excellent condition. $400 each. 53”L x 40”H x 24”D. (203) 265-5831

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 6 Piece Ivory w/Gold Trim Bedroom Set with Queen Sized Mattress and Boxspring - Used but in very good condition. Paid $1000 asking $500. Serious inquiries only. 11 Piece Patio Set - Ivory with Ivy pattern, neutral in color. Excellent Condition! Paid $500 asking $425. Serious inquiries only. Charbroil BBQ Grill with Side Burner - Used a few times but in great condition! Cooking Utensils (stainless steel), Scrubber, cover and propane tank included. Paid $600 asking $500. Serious inquiries only. Must pick up all items. Contact Cynthia at 203-537-1168. All calls will be returned. AIR CONDITIONER works great, cools large area. $30. Call 203-630-1866

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES COUCH & chair blue 100.00. Kitchen table 4 chairs 125.00. Kenmore wall unit A/C 13,000 BTU 1 yr old $200.00. Call 978-235-8844

DORM Special- Microwave and dorm size Frig. in good condition. $50 for both items. Call 203-494-7827 (Wlfd) DREXEL Heritage Sofa- excellent condition, floral pattern $700.00. Paid $2000 new. Call 203.248.5982 ELEPHANT Coffee table w/oval glass top $60. 203-294-1872 FREE Gold 3 cushion sofa. Excellent condition. Call 860-828-8277. FREE Queen size futon mattress, thick, very comfortable. 203-238-3715 GE Window air conditioner. $25. (860) 621-7145 HEAVY DUTY Top Load 18 pound washing machine. Works excellent. $100. (203) 639-9545

4 PIECE wicker furniture set, Good cond. $99. Call 203-265-3192

BEIGE SOFA in four pieces, chaisse and recliner at each end in excellent condition $500 or BO. (860) 747-6311

AIR CONDITIONER (Panasonic 11,500 BTU) 3yrs old-exc cond w/timer. Cools 5 rooms. $275. 203-213-3725. Meriden.

COFFEE TABLE large 48” round. Solid light oak. Beautiful. $99. (203)235-1379

AIR conditioner 6000BTU $50 Call 203-235 1154

DRESSER 4 drawers. Ideal for child. Colonial maple finish. $10. Call 203-237-1554

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MAGIC CHEF Dryer, Super Capacity. And GE Profile Electric Washing Machine. Easy Touch Push Button Wash. $450 for both or best offer. Porcelain Lamp $120. (203) 886-9811 MAYTAG washer, front loader. Needs repair. Asking $100. Call 860-828-0631 MICROWAVE- over stove/counter or wall mount, lg. w/hardware, lite, fan. $50. 203-238-3774 MOVING!! Ray & Flan. dining set, ped. table w/leaf, 6 chairs, lighted hutch w/leaded glass drs, set. $450. Ray & Flan. girls wh. BR set, canopy bed, 2 dressers w/captains mirror $300 set. Digital blk washer $150. Cherry Computer Armoire $125. Ray & Flan. Ent Center w/drs $150 (203) 626-5122

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 4 COTS daycare style, 24 1/2 x 44”. Blue color. $12/each. All or separate. Call 203-634-9149 (4) 4x8 heavy duty peg boards Excellent condition! All for $20. Call 203-269-1740 5 PKGS of 20 day and night fitted briefs with tabs $40.00 6391156 ADVERTISE your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 12 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 1000 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-4862466 or go to: AWNING: Green canvas roll-up awning. 7’x6’. $25. (203) 2372117 BABY Crib, Graco white metal crib. $ 60. Call 203-671-9297 BRAIDED rug handmade wool, oval. 10ft by 7ft. $85. Call 203-679-0575

CEMETERY PLOT available for two with double depth vault at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. $1450. (203) 686-1927 DISHES, Enoch Wedgewood (Tunstall) LTD, Blue Heritage pattern, hand graving under glaze, $70. Leaf net pool cover for 24” round above ground pool $60. (860) 621-2928


NEW QUEEN Mattress set in original plastic. $240.00 Call 860 584-5298

FISHING equipment. Asking $65. Call 203-237-0126

PIER 1 papasan chair, 45” wide, Excellent condition. $50. Call 203-630-1206

GAS GRILL briquettes, push button start, front/side tables. $40. (860) 677-6809

PIER 1 white wicker loveseat & coffee tble. $99. Call 203-651-9429

HOLLY Hobbie glasses by coca cola. $30. Call Lori 203-265-3680

PORTABLE Singer sewing machine Buttonholer zig zag $75 cash firm. 203-237-4903

INVENTEK 1500 PSI Pressure Washer Complete. Ex. Cond. $65.00 203 440 3100

QUEENSIZE headboard & footboard, cherrywood. Good cond. No mattress. $100. 203-284-3417 ROCKING Chair- Solid maple. Beautiful, carved. Excellent condition. $65. (203) 237-6807

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WHIRLPOOL Washer and GE Dryer, both in good condition. $100 . Call 203-239-7618 WOODEN restaurant style booth with table. $25. Call 860276-9657 $25.00

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 100 VHS movie videos. Why pay big money for DVDs. $1/each. Call 860-747-0329 24” DELTA Scroll saw. Professional grade. Extra blades. $80. (203) 235-3142

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. LITTLE Tykes small riding toys 4 piece. $15. Call 860-828-6433 LITTLE Tykes swing set, 2 swings & small slides. Good cond. $75. 860-919-8700. MOVING Sale! 9pc pine DR set, hutch, table, 6 chairs, dry sink, 1987 30ft Allegro RV, sit down jet ski, misc household items. Call 203-213-5036 ask for Wayne PEG PEREGO Double Stroller & infant car seat w/2 bases. $100. (860) 690-2907 RARE book IN A DARK PLACE (Haunting in CT). $90. 203-238-1610 RECORDS- LP & 78. Over 100. first $60 takes all. Call Bob (860) 349-1212 RED BRICKS,#514 $100 firm. Call (203) 500-2946 ROCKING HORSE- “American Flyer” $35. (860) 224-1122


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 30, 2009



ROSETTA Stone CDs. Many languages available. $65. Call (860) 828-4884

PETITE clothes Size 4-6. $25. Call 203-237-4890

SEWING TABLE, 3 drawer, solid wood $50 203-379-0619

WHITE Wedding Gown.floral laced beautiful w/glove.$100. (203) 500-2946

SWING SET, steel, 8 post, $35 OBO (203)284-2365


THOMAS The Tank EngineRarely Used-bed/toybox combo-203-213-0144 $100 TRAILER - 8’ long. Has body w/diamond plate floor. $300. Go-Kart, Red racer body, $200. Needs engine work. (860) 6215922 YARN - Green, blue, red, aqua, yellow. 14 altogether. $10. Call (203) 237-8004

CLOTHING NAVY BLUE dress w/jacket, Size 10. Never worn. Formal. $50. Call 203-379-0232

BATTING HELMET and batting tee -$25.00; karate sparring gear $50.00. Great condition. call 203-265-3427 FREE TREADMILL Call 203-535-5290 after 5pm HUNDREDS of Baseball Cards All For $25.00. Call 203-265-5920




CD PLAYER- Yamaha single disc with remote. $35. (203) 630-0708 PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 WEIGHT Set vinyl, 190lbs. $99. Call 203-269-1120. WEIGHT-LIFTING BELT-ALTUS 28-34W: $5.00. CALL 203-5354500

HEADSET USB good for anything with usb. $20 call 203 284 9255

PLAYBOY MAGAZINES back to 1979, under dealer prices. Vinyl records 50s, 60s,70s, 80s. 45s, 33s, 1000+ records. under dealer prices. Call 203-235-0034

SPALDING 6 player Croquet set, in orginal case. Excellent cond! $30. Call 860-828-6139


TOTAL Body by Jake tapes, videos New. $50 negotiable. Call 203-269-9195

COMPUTER complete; Win 98; Office 97; modem. $75. Call 203288-8790 after 6pm

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


CASH PAID FOR ALL COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier. 203-530-8109


2ND GENERATION BUYS clocks, silverware, paintings, glass, china, old dolls, jewelry, pottery, toys, Meriden items. 203-639-1002 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025



TWO GE Wood floor speakers. 23H 14 1/2W 15D. $95 pair. (203) 269-6265



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



FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 WANTED: Beast Rider medium dog seat with medium K-Noggles, used. Must be excellent condition & reasonably priced. Must include harness. Call (203) 235-2736


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.

FREE-Spinet piano. Needs tuning. Call 203-265-9943

Voice Lessons Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295

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

Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn studio, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 MERIDEN - 2 Br, 1.5 BA, W/D, central air, fresh paint, new carpets, covered garage, storage unit. $1100. 203-506-0316 MERIDEN - 2BR, 1ST FL-$750. 3BR, 2ND FL-$850. 1 1/2 Mth Sec. No Pets. No Utils. 187 Crown St. Call 646 713-4933 MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street Studio $575. HT/HW included No pets. 860-246-0613 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - Gale Avenue 2 BR 1.50 baths. 1st flr. $875. 2 BR, 3rd flr. $800/mo. utils incl. Both require 1 mo sec. No pets. (203) 634-1314

MERIDEN 108 Maple Street 2 1/2 bdrm., 2nd flr, recently renovated. W/D hook-up in basement. $900/month including Heat/HW 888-520-6786 x101


All Ages and Levels Welcome

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio/1BR apts From $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

DURHAM 2 & 3BR Houses for rent. No pets. $850-$1100. Security + utilities. Call for details (860) 349-9114 WALLINGFORD-3BR, 1 bath, off-st parking. 1st flr laundry rm. No pets/smoking. $1200/mo. Call 203-444-5722 WLFD 3BR. 2 full baths. Hdwd flrs, WD hkup, DW. Nice loc., double driveway. No pets. 203- 284-2077 or 203-654-6190


MERIDEN 2BR townhouse, 1 1/2 bath, 1 car gar. New flooring, painting & appliances. Laundry rm. No pets. $900/mo + sec dep. Call (203) 631-1534 MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $775/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN Spring Hill, 1BR, stove & refrigerator. Heat & hot water. Security & references. $725. Colony Real Estate 203-235-5797 MERIDEN-1BR condo. $800/mo + 1 mo sec dep. Heat & HW incld. No pets. Good refs required. Contact Ashley 203715-4723 WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $730. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

23 Meridian St. $800. Section 8 Approved. (860) 426-0658 Leave message. MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr. Brand new. Must see. 1 1/2 months sec. Credit check, no pets. Sec 8 approved. $850. 216 Hobart St. (203) 265-5980 Ask for Lisa MERIDEN 2-3BR, 1st flr, Spacious, nicely remodeled. Hdwd fls. Laundry rm., appls incld. Off street park. Sherman Ave. 203634-6550 MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd flr, off-st park, hdwd flrs, freshly painted. $750. 203-634-1881 MERIDEN 3 room apt, stove & frig $625; Efficiency apt, 1 person, stove, frig, heat & light incl. 860-523-4135 before 8AM or after 6PM. MERIDEN 306 Britannia Street 2 BR, 1.50 Bath Condo. $950. Call Alex 203-213-3162 or George 917-696-2869

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN Clean, quiet, 1BR, 3rd Flr. New appliances & carpeting. Security/lease. $500/mo. Immediate occupancy. (860) 349-9085 MERIDEN- 1BR & 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires August 31. Open House July 18, 10am-6pm. For info 203-639-4868


Thursday, July 30, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - Townhouse, 2 bedrooms, $885/month. Also, 2 bedroom Ranch Style, $875/ month. Call 203-213-6175/ 203376-2160 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 2nd Floor. WD Hookup, Off Street Parking, Trash Pickup. No pets. $650 per month. Call (203) 269-5333 WALLINGFORD 2 bedroom Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $925/mo. Call 203-265-3718

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1BR w/small office, in very quiet building in S Meriden. New kitchen, off st. parking, w/d facilities on site. 860-301-8705 MERIDEN- 1st & 2nd flr units. Spacious 3BR, eat in kit. W/D hkup, porch. $825 + sec. No pets. 860-922-9825 or 203-843-1883 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $850 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229 MERIDEN- 3BR, 1st flr. Hdwd floors. Stove, Fridge, Washer & Dryer included. Section 8 approved. $1200. (203) 314-4964

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- Spacious 2nd flr, 1BR apt. off st. parking. $650. 110 Colony St Leave message (860) 426-0658 MERIDEN-Clean, quiet 1BR. $550/mo + utils. 1RM efficiecny, $475/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN-Large clean 5Rm, 2BR, 1st floor. W/D hookup, stove & refrig, front & rear porch. Off-st parking w/gar. Must See! $895 /month + security. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN. 1BR, stove & refrig, exc. cond. Ground flr. $650/mo. 203-238-1893 MIDDLEFIELD- Small 1BR cottage. Walking distance to Lake Beseck. Short term or long term. Pets negotiable. $850. (860) 349-7056 PLAINVILLE- Small, quiet apt. Security, background check, no pets. (860) 793-6672 evenings.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully applianced. Inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. Starting at $615/mo. Call CPI 860-2251570 (x1) PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTHINGTON 3 or 4BR, 2 bath. Call 860-637-2344 SOUTHINGTON- 1st flr, newly remodeled, 1-2BRs, w/d, c/a. Lg. deck, utils. included. Near 691 & 84. Avail. now (860) 426-0560 SOUTHINGTON- Apts now avail. $850/mo. Easy access to 84 & 691. Credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208

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 2 BR Townhouse end unit. Beautiful area, yard. Granite counters, DW. WD hookup, garage, porch. No pets. $1050/mo + sec. (203) 631-6057 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Flr, Lg rms, Clean, Laundry Rm, Trash Pick-Up. 1 1/2 mos sec, credit check. No pets. Sec 8 approved. $900. 24 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980 Ask for Lisa WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances included. No pets. Must have good credit. $780. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 3rd flr. Sunny spacious 1 BR. Kit, LR, Office. New bath. Porch, W/D RM, off st parking. No smoking /pets. Credit ck. $725 + utils. 203-889-1940 WALLINGFORD Fair Street. 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, quiet area, garage, patio. Christian Street, 3rd floor, 4 rooms, new hardwood floors. Please call 203868-1087 WALLINGFORD- 2BR, 1st flr, 5 rooms, central AC, W/D hookup, no smoking/pets. Credit check plus refs. $950 + utils. 203-376-2007 WALLINGFORD- 3BRS, 1 1/2 baths, private yard & off st. parking. $1300. No pets. No smoking. Call 203-265-1278 or 203-668-9024. WALLINGFORD- Spacious 3BR, 2 bathroom, 2nd & 3rd flr. Quiet, central location. $1025/mo. or best offer. No pets. (203) 676-7418




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

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

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


Lovely homes, quiet streets, great neighborhoods. Free list with pictures 203-213-2543 Trish Nunez Odermatt 186 Center St Wallingford

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

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



WLFD $169,900 Spacious 2BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse with 2 car garage! Balcony overlooks wooded area for privacy. Fully applianced including washer and dryer. Linda 203-265-5618

MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

WALLINGFORD-4 Rms, newly painted, Hardwood flrs re-done. $800/month + utils & sec deposit. No smoking. No pets. 203-269-1426

CHESHIRE Highly sought after 1st fl unit w/prime pkg steps away, 1BR, 1ba Condo in 55+complex. Quaint wooded area, park-like setting. Close to town, shopping, banks, etc. Heat & hot water in condo fee. A must see. $109,900. Fred 203-272-1234

WLFD- Lge, spacious 5 rm, 2 BR apt, 2nd flr, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in bsmt. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. (203) 284-3561 or 203-640-5249

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-1st fl, MUST SEE! 2BR, 5 rm, EIK, remodeled bathrm, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. $1250/mo. 203-464-1847 WLFD-LG. 1BR apt in small complex, lg. kit, w/d in unit, A/C, off st. parking, convenient location. $950 + utils. Yalesville Area. No dogs. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969 WLFD. 1 BR apts including heat & hw. Lease, sec, no pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2 BR, no pets, no smoking, off st parking, w/d hookups in bsmt. Call (203) 269-5733 WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101.

OPEN SUN 7/26 12-5p. $95,000. Cheaper than your rent. 500 Darling St Unit 9Q in Southington. Comp renovated. New Maple cabinets, granite counters, tile mosaic backsplash, washer/dryer, microwave, oven. Gas heat. Fresh paint. Quiet area of complex. Low HOA fees 129/mo. Contact Pat @ 413-374-0926

Wallingford AFFORDABLE

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Free computerized list of available properties in your specific price range and area. Free Recorded Message 1-800-314-1371 ID#1040 Mission Real Estate LLC

Looking for an affordable opportunity to live in Wallingford? Don’t miss this West side Ranch on almost half an acre $182,900.

FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

Call Chuck (203) 265-5618

Start to finish. Must have own tools. PDR Exp a plus. Apply in person to:

Partyka Chevrolet 200 Skiff St, Hamden Or call 203-230-3310 Or Evenings 203-215-6837

No experience necessary!

CHURCH SECRETARY Plantsville UCC part-time For appl. info, see or call: 860-628-5595. Appl. deadline 8/24. DRIVERS: School Bus - P/T. No Experience necessary/Will Train. 866-496-2726. Apply online at:

WLFD Put down the roots, move into a place of your own. Well maintained inside & out, 3BR Split on non-thru st. Only short distance to town. Gleaming HW flrs, level yd & curb appeal. $239,900. Call Sue 203-265-5618


ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER Full time position for insurance E&S Wholesaler. Processing endorsements, reviewing inspections, rating, quoting & binding. Insurance experience a plus. High school education required. Good people skills. Organized. People friendly. Reliable. Vacation/health benefits. Fax resume to 203-6301504. Great opportunity!

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

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. $305,000. Call Fred 203-265-5618

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Financing Available 828-247-9966 code 45

Aerospace Quality Assurance PT - hrs may vary. Retirees Welcom. For more info call 203-379-0507 or email resume

Autobody Tech WLFD $229,900-2BR Townhouse, Pilgrim Harbor. End unit, very clean, FP, HW floors, bright, CAIR, CVAC. Lots of closet space. Move in condition. Pat Burke (203) 265-5618


MERIDEN - 618 E. Main, 800 square feet, off street parking. Call and Leave Message, 860628-0112


HAIRDRESSER, Exp’d, full time and part time. High commissions. Call (203) 269-6326

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

LOTS & ACREAGE TEXAS 20 acres ONLY $13,5000- down $135.00 monthly. No credit check. Roads- Surveyed. That’s only 1.5cents per sq. ft.! Free Info. 1-800-887-3006

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES, Meriden, CT, needs qualified front desk associates/night auditor. Forward resume to fax: 203-443-5709 or email: NAIL TECH who loves what they do. Experience with acrylics and gels. Professional environment with a friendly guest oriented atmosphere. High traffic, newly remodeled salon. Flexible schedule. Email or call 203-687-7050

PACKER Part Time/Full Time Light duty packing & warehouse work in Cheshire. Exc. working conditions. Mon-Fri.

Call anytime 203-439-9450


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P/T ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER TOWN OF PLAINVILLE Seeking P/T Animal Control Officer for every other weekend; and on emergency call. Go to for more information and application. EOE PARALEGAL/Legal SecretaryFT w/exc benefits. Exp’d in Title XIX & Estate planning. Must have exc word processing skills. Fax resume to 203-639-3569


SOCIAL WORKER Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for a half-time Social Worker (middle/high school level). Position to begin as soon as possible. Visit our website @ for an application & mail ASAP to: Wallingford Public Schools Personnel Office, 142 Hope Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to (203) 949-6551.

PROGRAM MANAGER for Literacy Volunteers to help volunteer tutors work successfully with adult students. Part time. Must have excellent organizational skills and experience in education. Send resume to

ROOFING- Experience only. Registration & insurance a must. 860-349-8771. CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES/C Filling 20 Positions Immediately Owens Corning Nationwide Contractor. Specializing in storm restoration. $100k income poss. Will train. Jeremy 866-932-9739

SALESPERSON Colony Ford of Meriden is expanding and would like to hire: A professional sales person with sales experience. Must be outgoing, personable, able to get along with a variety of clientele. Great commissions along with great hours and bonus packages. Part time or full time. Please call Ron DaSilva at 203-238-1100 at Colony Ford or email your resume to: SECTY/Paralegal PT Daily. One man Litigation/WC Office. WP, E-File, Pay commensurate w/ exp. 203-284-9461 or 860-3490528 SUPERVISOR- Full time for janitorial account in Wallingford area. $12/hr. Benefits. Must have own transportation. 1800-688-1707 ext. 6301. TEACHERS’ ASSISTANTS needed for Child Care center. Exp. preferred, but will train. Must be dependable & flexible. Call 860621-9770 for interview.

The ONLY hands-on NASM approved program in the area! ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430



TELEMARKETING/CUST SRV PART TIME Driver, retirees and others welcome. Call 203-2848989

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NOW HIRING!! Entry level customer service telemarketing, warehouse and general office. $425$515 depending on position/per company agreement. No experience necessary. Lots of room for advancement. Fun work environment.

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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd, appls. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


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


The VNA of South Central CT has full & part time benefited positions throughout New Haven and Eastern Fairfield county. You must be certified and have a car. Call 203-7775521, fax 203-787-5198, email: EOE Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT

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LPN Nursing Care That Makes A Difference Community Residences, Inc. is looking for dedicated LPNs to care for individuals with developmental disabilities in our Group Homes in Wolcott, Torrington and Winsted. We have 2 full-time positions and 1 part time on 2nd and 3rd shifts to cover the weekend. We offer ★ Competitive pay ★ Generous Paid Time Off ★ Full Benefits ★ 401K ★ 100% Company Paid Pension If you would like to work in a caring and compassionate environment, work with low staff to client ratios, and truly feel rewarded by your profession, please submit your resume to: CRI, Attn: Recruiter, 732 West St, Suite 12, Southington, CT 06489, fax: (860) 628-7606, Email: or you may apply online at At least one year of clinical experience is required

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Per Diem Pharmacist We seek per diem pharmacists with hospital experience. General duties include drug information services, patient monitoring and sterile product preparation. Requirements: current CT licensure, and schedule flexibility Gaylord Hospital is a not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital specializing in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine.


Email to: Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733; We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, Discrimination, Health Care Denials & General Law. There are Laws to Protect You When Your Rights are Violated. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford. 203-774-4925

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CARPENTRY REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est.

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

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042


COMPUTER Set-up, Troubleshooting & repair. System cleanings and updates. Low rates. Call 860-770-4893 COMPUTER trouble? My Computer Works your personal Help Desk. Fast, safe and secure help 24/7 Sign up now get 6 months free back up. Call 888-375-8686

CONCRETE & CEMENT FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

DECKS MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459 CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS All types remodeling & repair. Interior/exterior, decks & more. 25 yrs exp. Free est. Licensed& insured. #0673083 203-213-0033

DUMPSTERS 15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. $375 & $475- Home, Business or Job Site. We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC


GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Grading & Lawn renovations, Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577 FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554



CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325


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


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

All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355 ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Pruning, Mowing, trimming, hedges. All lawn maint. Top quality work. Ins’d. Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 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

PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808



A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865


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


Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS All types remodeling & repair. Interior/exterior, decks & more. 25 yrs exp. Free est. Licensed& insured. #0673083 203-213-0033

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

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

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

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




JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110


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

S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell 203-376-0355 A&D MASONS, LLC - Brick, block, stone. Chimney repair, sidewalks, patios. Free estimate. Call 860-573-8091 Ct. Reg#611930


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

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

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

203-237-0350 TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991

Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

Family run for 42yrs Siding, seamless gutters, windows. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358

Gonzalez Construction Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

FAHEY Plumbing & Heating Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price


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

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES



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


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

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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

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


203-235-1383 PETE IN THE PICKUP

Gonzalez Construction


Roofs R Us



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

MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

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


Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008

Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118


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

CT Reg. #516790

HEDGE TRIMMING CENTRAL FENCE CO. offers a complete line of quality fences for home, industry and commercial applications. Vinyl, wood, chain link and orin metal. CT Reg #560247. Call 860-628-7745 or 860-620-3601




Quality Landscaping, LLC

CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060


JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572


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

MASONRY JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498



All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service



Empire Construction, LLC Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs. We fix leaks too! CT Reg#565514 203-269-3559 A & M Roofing & Siding Windows, additions, decks. Immed. assistance. 203-550-1832 or 860-454-7369 CT Lic #547596

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

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

75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

203-272-4216 Safety Pruning & Removals! Special storm season pricing Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree

203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

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.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 30, 2009

Visit the Newest Sports Grill in Plainville


LUNCH & DINNER In Our Separate Spacious Dining Room • Try one of our 86 Wing Varieties • Full Menu including a large variety of Appetizers, Steamers, Salads, Steaks, Seafood, Sandwiches, Wraps, 1/2 lb. Burgers & Plainville Pizza’s Original Recipe Pizza

KARAOKE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS X-Large 1 Item Pizza & a Pitcher of Soda or Beer

ONLY $17! Imported add $2.00


HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm


$3.00 Mixed Drinks

Imported add 50¢

(No Top Shelf)

Half Dozen Buy a Pitcher Wings with a of Beer & Get Tues. & Thurs. Nite Pitcher of ANY Domestic Beer Appetizer


Half Price

2 Pool Tables 15 HD TVs


Draft or Bottled Domestic Beers

ONLY $10!!

Imported add $2.00

Catering for Parties & Private Meetings

Owners/Managers John & Meladee Tiniakos

Firehouse Grill 54 W. Main Street, Plainville 860.747.2277 Open: Mon. 2 PM - 1 AM, Tues.-Sun. 12 PM - 1 AM, Fri. & Sat. til 2:00 AM

Kitchen Open Til Midnite!!

To Our Valued Customers Plainville Pizza is Now PICK-UP OR DELIVERY ONLY Join us at Firehouse Cafe for all your Dining Needs Carryout Special

Family Combo



+ tax One X-Large (18”) 1 Topping Pizza, 10 Wings, Large Tossed Salad & 2 Ltr. Soda

2 Jumbo Grinders (18”)



+ tax (Excludes Combo, Roast Beef, Grilled Chicken, Buffalo Chicken & Chicken Cordon Bleu)



Buy Any XL (18”) Pizza, Get a Small Cheese

FREE! Family Night Special 1-12”x16” Container of Pasta 1 Large Tossed Salad 16 oz. Garlic Bread 2 Ltr. Soda $

24.95 + tax

Add Meat $34.95 + tax

2-X-Large (18”) 1 Topping Pizzas


23.95 + tax


2 Medium (14”) Pizzas 1 Item Each

19.95 + tax


Plainville Pizza 747-1111 or 793-8662 50 West Main St., Plainville


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