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The Plainville

Cit itiz ize en Volume 8, Number 33

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Skate park demo helps public envision proposal

Bikers and skateboarders try their skills at the temporary skate park erected on Aug. 4 at Norton Park. A permanent skate park was first proposed four years ago. Photos by David Michel and Kris Dargenio

By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen Skills, thrills and … spills abounded Aug. 4 as dozens of skateboarders and a few bicyclists hit the temporary skate park erected at Norton Park. The event, organized by the Plainville Sk8Park Committee and Plainville Parks and Recreation Department, was held to raise awareness about the sport, and give enthusiasts and spectators a taste of what a local skateboard park could be like if it is built. The proposal has been on the table for four years as the Sk8Park Committee has worked with town officials to acquire land and develop plans. The group has raised $13,000 through fundraisers such as T-shirt and bake sales. In August 2008, state funds of $100,000 were granted but $35,000 more is needed before construction can begin, according to Kris Dargenio, Sk8Park chairwoman. Charles Ramondo, president of New England Recreation

Group in Tolland and Westborough, Mass., has been working with the Plainville skate park committee to develop a design. The business also designed similar parks in Cheshire, Meriden and Cromwell. “We had discussion with the kids and the community to learn the wants, needs and budgets to develop projects, to decide what would be allowed such as bikes and skateboards, and how it would be supervised. We supply the material and installation,” he said. The actual ramps and other apparatus his company uses come from American Ramp Company, based in Joslin, Mo. ARC is one of the leading skate park companies in the United States, having constructed more than 1,000 parks including some abroad. Representatives from ARC set up the temporary complex of $30,000 in equipment in the Berner Pool parking lot so enthusiasts could try their skills for two See Skate, page 19

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 13, 2009

Council curbs bulk waste pickup By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

dents can take bulk waste there. Lee said the town may expand transfer station hours so residents can take items for disposal at a reduced rate. Hurley said he’d like to see the town charge half price for using the station during extended times. Lee said he thought one employee will be needed to staff the transfer station for extended hours, which would cost $57 for a fourhour shift without overtime. The council will decide exactly what days the transfer station will be open, but is looking at Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for several weeks in October. The council voted five to one to eliminate the fall pickup. Councilwoman Helen Bergenty was the only dissenter, saying she thought it was something that should be studied more.

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Maggie inspired Omilian to start My Avenging Angel workshops, which provide support and education for women who are victims of abuse in the Greater Hartford area. “I felt like I had to do something big. Maggie was calling me,” she said. Omilian said she wants to help women move to the third step in the recovery


On Sunday, Aug. 23, the Connecticut Alliance for Victims of Violence and Their Families Inc., (CT-ALIVE) will host its first “cut-athon,” Cutting Free: a New Life After Abuse. A dozen stylists from the area, including The Hair Spa/Kids Cuts owner Debra Dawson and Linda Casorio, former owner of Genera-

tions of Design, will donate their time and talents to the project in an effort to help women move on after abuse, according to Susan Omilian, project director at CTALIVE. Aug. 23 is not only the birthday of Omilian, but a date that will mark the 29th birthday of the passing of her niece Maggie, a college student who was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in October 1999. The death of

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The Town Council decided Aug. 3 to dump the traditional twice a year curbside bulk waste pickup, opting to hold it only in April in order to save money. Town Manager Robert E. Lee said eliminating the fall pickup will save the town about $12,000. However, several Plainville residents were skeptical that eliminating one will save the town money or cause people to illegally dispose of big ticket items such as old furniture and appliances. Councilman Jason Rupaka, a former chairman of the Conservation Commission, said he would hope Plainville residents would recycle more items and opt to resell old items or give them to charitable organizations such as the Salvation Army.

He said some appliance dealers will take away an old appliance after a new one is purchased. “The more recycling we can do, the better,” Rupaka said, adding he also hopes to talk to the Recycling and Solid Waste Commission about its efforts. Some towns, including Southington and others, do not provide townwide bulk waste pickup, preferring to let residents arrange for private disposal. Plainville pays about $2 per house to have a vendor do each bulk waste pickup. There are 6,500 residential customers in Plainville that have their garbage picked up by Waste Material Trucking Co., based in Southington. Council member Daniel Hurley said he also wanted to see the transfer station on Granger Lane open more than just Saturdays so resi-

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Hair Continued from page 2 process: victim to survivor to

“thriver.” Part of being a “thriver” is being a “happy, self-confident and productive individual who believes she has a prosperous life ahead of her,” according to Omilian.

“Just getting out safely is not enough. Women have to rebuild, reclaim their lives and find themselves again,” Omilian said. Inspired by George Herbert’s quote, “Living well is

Fire inspection fees tabled again By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Officials are preferring to wait before making a decision on adding a list of charges for fire and safety code inspections done by Fire Marshal Larry Sutherland. After a lengthy public hearing held June 15 at the Plainville Municipal Center, the council voted to table the proposed ordinance list of charges and permits for fire and safety code inspections. At the Aug. 3, council meeting, members, including Lynn Szach, Robert Ciotto Sr., Jason Rupaka and Daniel Hurley, said they wanted to leave the proposed ordinance list tabled for further study. Lee told the council that Sutherland was on vacation. He said the list of code inspection categories had been cut in half from 54 to 24. Lee said that several proposed inspection fees such as permit charges for parade floats have been eliminated as well as other categories that probably wouldn’t be appropriate for Plainville.

Plainville resident John Kisluk, who is running as a petitioning candidate for Town Council, said the proposed fees would hurt local businesses. Kisluk asked the council to vote against the proposed fees. He also said that while Sutherland is a capable fire marshal, he is not an electrical engineer who is up on recent code changes. At the June 15 public hearing, Sutherland had said many towns charge for such inspections. Proposed fees for Plainville will be kept reasonable and are meant to recoup the funds for inspections that are required by the state. The proposed ordinance change was developed by Sutherland, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and John Blaschik, deputy state fire marshal. However, Kisluk said he considers the new fees nothing but a disguised tax hike. “Not only does this mean that all fees for new construction procedures (will) increase, but just about every business or activity that happens in

Plainville will be accessed a fee,” Kisluk wrote, adding that covered items include “places of assembly, lumber yards, hotels, apartment buildings… . “Many people affected by this ordinance will have to hire an attorney who specializes in interpretation of gobbledygook to learn just how many hundreds of dollars these fees will cost,” Kisluk said. The new list of fees was supposed to take effect July 1, but has been on hold when the council tabled it to digest information. Council Chairman Christopher Wazorko said he did not know when it would be voted on. Wazorko said he wanted to let individual council members gather more information.

the best revenge,” Omilian hopes to instill in women positive energy and a healing process. Maggie’s exboyfriend killed himself after killing Maggie, leaving Omilian and her family with no source of revenge that a trial and conviction would bring. Instead, Omilian said she found helping others as a way to heal as a victim, instead of focusing on the anger, depression and hopelessness she felt. Vanessa, (who did not want her last name used), attended Omilian’s workshop after being in an abusive relationship in college. Once a passionate singer who had dreams of being in a band, Vanessa stopped performing music because of the association of the pain of her exboyfriend. At Omilian’s retreat, she was encouraged to sing again as part of an exercise and was able to slowly rediscover both her passion and voice. She credits the workshop as the “beginning

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of her life-changing experience.” “A voice is more than just a singing voice,” she said. “It is who I am, who I want to be and my way of telling my story to the world.” Vanessa, now the lead singer in a band, will perform music from her Purple Song Project at the fundraiser. The cut-a-thon will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Hair Spa/ Kids Cuts, 356/358 Farmington Ave, Route 10 in Plainville. Haircuts are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 10. Appointments can be made by calling The Hair Spa at (860) 747-4544. Walk-ins are welcome. Other activities will include a silent auction, bake sale, book/tag sale and food. For more information about the event or CTALIVE, contact Susan Omilian at (860) 236-2401 or by email at

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I’ve collected postcards for years — not just any postcards, but those depicting h o r s e s , P l a i nv i l l e, Bernardston, Mass., and canals. I’d like to share a few with you this week and point Hummel out a few details that one might miss at first glance. 1) The first shows the First National Bank on West Main Street in its original conformity. In back of it to the left, down dirt Pierce Street, is the town hall (now the Plainville Historic Center) as it looked when built, before the fire of 1917. This card was printed in Germany and published by M.P. Ryder, a long-time merchant. 2) This brown and white card is a shot of the Strand Theatre on West Main Street, taken from a different angle than most. In the right background is the magnificent elm tree that stood on the back of the canal basin. The small white building between the street and the tree was used by the police for calling the police station. Jim Stuart remembers it was pale green. 3) This black and white card is postmarked 1908 and is important historically as it shows the busy interaction of Maple and Whiting. The beautiful Benzon House on the corner was later put on rollers and taken a few lots east on Maple where it stands today, manicured but bereft of any nice “fancy work” it once boasted. Kids used to walk by and run a stick along that fence — what a racket! To the left is the huge livery stable, “the rent-a-horse” establishment. To the right of the house you can see the big barn used

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Cards Continued from page 4 for the horses, and grain and hay storage. This was a very busy place! 4) Another card printed in France and postmarked 1911 shows the railroad station. To the right is the large water tower at which the steam trains sucked greedily. Two ladies in long dresses wait or depart at the station. Many years later, mid 1950s, I took the train many times to Hartford shopping at those magnificent stores G. Fox and Brown Thompson, long gone as is the station. 5) This rather faded brown and white card is one of my oldest. The Baptist church is visible to the right on what we call East Main Street, but was then Main Street. This card was printed in Germany. 6) The center trolley terminal cars from Southington, Bristol and New Britain converged here, but could not use each other’s tracks. The old general store of canal days is to the left. We know this was after 1895, the year the Russell block was built. I just love the dapper gent with straw hat and cane. I hope you enjoyed this little experience into our town’s past, a cool trip in hot weather!

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Bayberry Knitting: dream come true for owners By Lindsay Fetzner Special to The Citizen

Betty Ouellette has been a resident of Plainville for 53 years. Since she can remember, she has always dreamed of owning her own knitting store. On July 6, Ouellette and her husband Leo made that dream come true when they hosted the grand opening of Bayberry Knitting. Knitting has always been a passion for Ouellette. She says one of the things she enjoys the most about her hobby is the social aspect. “I leave my house, come here and am able to have conversations with other women I don’t even know about our common interest,” she said. Whether it is at the store or in the airport, Ouellette says her knitting has always been a source of conversation. Bayberry Knitting not only offers every color of yarn under the sun, but couches and tables for those wanting lessons or a place to knit and socialize. “Our number one priority is the customer. We want them to feel like they are at home,” she said. Starting in the fall, Ouellette will offer various workshops to the public, each with

a different project ranging from socks and slippers to beaded scarves and cables. Located in the heart of Plainville Center, Ouellette says it was the perfect time to open a store while the center underwent its first phase of renovations and new developments. Although the Ouellettes opened Bayberry Knitting during a rough time with the economy, she and her husband did a wealth of research on the industry to determine whether they thought it would survive. “We attended workshops, did demographic studies and visited yarn shops all over,” she said. And as the Ouellettes approach their one-month mark, they say business has been good. “Because of fuel costs, yarn stores were busier than ever,” she said, alluding to the winter months. “People were making more afghans, socks and sweaters to keep heating costs down.” In addition, Ouellette said that there has recently been a resurgence in knitting, and that women of all ages have taken to the hobby. In fact, Ouellette’s first private lesson was a 19-year-old female.

Betty Ouellette stands with some of the wares she sells at Bayberry Knitting, the business she opened earlier this summer at 36 Whiting St. Photo by Lindsay Fetzner

However, women are not the only ones who seem to be knitting these days. Ouellette says she has also seen a number of men come into the store since they opened. As the Ouellettes work out the kinks in owning their

first business, they are anxious to hit the six-month mark and to continue to get the word out to the public. “It’s not really like work,” she said. “And it feels good to help the people.” Bayberry Knitting is lo-

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Why I returned to the ‘D.R.’ By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen Robin Lee Michel, assistant managing editor of The Plainville, Southington and Berlin Citizens, was among 78 people who participated in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic June 26 to July 4. Rivulets of sweat dripped down my spine. A dog, more like a skeleton covered with mangy fur, staggered down a dirt road. Blisters on my thumbs oozed and bled. Amidst luscious vegetation, piles of trash festered in the sun. A child wanted to drink from my water bottle — I had to say no.

A man reached out to shake my hand, several of his own digits missing from an errant chop with a machete while Michel harvesting sugar cane. One month later, the snippets of sights, sounds and experiences still turn my emotions and my reality upside down and inside out. Why did 78 of us go to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip this summer? Each person had their own reason but I can only speak for myself. I had previously gone in 2000 and 2002, taking

my teenagers so that they could see how the majority of the world lives: in poverty, without clean water or health care, the future dim. To see the living conditions on the sugar cane plantations was like a slap to the face. My comfortable reality was shattered by the only dismal reality these impoverished Haitian workers know. This year I knew it was time to return to challenge myself, to feel stark emotions, to try to use my limited skills to improve someone else’s life, to show our youngest son a different world. From June 26 to July 4, the See Mission, page 17

field, Morris, New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Sharon, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Watertown and Woodbury. Bernier, of Plainville, officially threw his hat into the ring March 26 in Farmington. One of the primary reasons Bernier said he is running is to counter Murphy’s “business-as-usual approach” to problems facing Connecticut such as the poor economy and unsteady oil prices. He said he also is critical of a statement made by Murphy shortly after being first elected in 2006 that much time has to be spent on fundraising and running again. He also said Murphy has “a lack of focus on his

job.” Bernier said if he is elected he will spend his time on issues affecting the 5th District. He said if he keeps in tune with issues and what the taxpayers think then he won’t have to spend most of his time on being re-elected. Bernier, 33, an intelligence officer with the U.S. Navy Reserve, is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He also is a former member of former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons’ staff and was appointed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell as director of the Office of Military Affairs. Bernier said he stepped down from the state post in late February in order to run for Congress. Bernier lives in Plainville with his wife, Jennie. He earned a master’s degree in international security and economy policy from Fordham University.

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Obituaries Ronald Herbert Ronald G. Herbert, 65, of Plainville, died on Aug. 4, 2009, at his home, surrounded by those who loved him. He was the devoted husband of Cynthia (St. Martin) Herbert. He was born on Oct. 23, 1943, in Waterville, Maine. Raised in various parts of Maine, he enlisted with the National Guard upon graduation from high school. Shortly after being discharged, he resided in Connecticut, in Meriden and Wolcott, before moving to Plainville upon his marriage to Cindy. He was a hardworking and dedicated employee at Pratt & Whitney

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for more than 40 years. A golf enthusiast, he played at Blackledge Country Club, and enjoyed golf vacations and charity tournaments with his friends. He also loved bowling, and played with leagues at Wolcott and Laurel Lanes, where he assisted as league secretary. He had an infectious personality, loved to be around people and was always there to lend a helping hand or show his support to others. He will forever be remembered for his love for life, his sense of humor and optimism. He leaves his wife and soul mate, and her son, Jason Desanzo, to whom he was a loving and devoted husband and father; his daughter, Donna Lapolt and her husband, Mark, of New Haven; his three adored grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Alexa and Ryan LaPolt; his nieces and nephews; his sister-in-law, Cora Sciarra; his friend, Dennet Sparmer; and his beloved Yorkie, Dakota. He was predeceased by his sister, Ellen Baker. Honoring his wishes, there were no services. Memorial donations can be made to the Astra Zeneca Hope Lodge Center, 125 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.


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Ann H. Denney, 65, of Bristol, died peacefully Aug. 3, 2009. She was born in Hartford, March 10, 1944, daughter of the late Edgar W. and Elizabeth (Shaw) Horton. She is survived by her two sons, John A. Denney and his wife Tracey M. Denney, and Stephen E. Denney, all of Plainville; her two sisters, Judith Horton DeFelice, of Stamford, and Lisa Horton Fleck, of Charlotte, N.C.; her

brother, Wells G. Horton, of Sonoma, Calif.; three grandchildren, Nathanial J. Chandler, Alexander R. Chandler and Caitlin T. Furniss; and her former husband, Edmund A. Denney, of Plainville. The funeral was held on Aug. 7, 2009, at The Ahern Funeral Home, Unionville. A Mass followed at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, Unionville. Burial was in Canton Baptist Cemetery, Canton. Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 61 Main St., Unionville, CT 06085.

Ella Noack Ella Noack, of Plainville, wife of Robert Noack, died on Aug. 6, 2009, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. She was born in Newark, N.J., the daughter of the late John Emerick and Ella (Krahulec) Chamer. She was a former resident of New Jersey and Martha’s Vineyard, and a resident of Plainville for more than 50 years. She loved her

work as a reference librarian at the Plainville Public Library. She considered Plainville Library her second home. She also enjoyed her island vacations and loved her many cats. She is survived by her husband; a son, Mark Petersen; two step-daughters, Lynn Del Cegno and her husband, Don, of Plainville, and Sue Thorp, of West Hartford; a daughterin-law, Jennifer Brennen, of Vermont; and two grandchildren, Daniel and Jennifer Del Cegno. She was predeceased by a son, Dr. James Petersen. A memorial service was held on Aug. 10, 2009, at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Plainville Library, 56 E. Main St., Plainville, CT 06062.

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Lucy Stakey, 74, of Southington, died July 31, 2009. She was the wife for 50 years of Kenneth “Buddy” Stakey. She was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Middletown, the daughter of the late Carmelo and Alice (Weyant) Bernarducci. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Crystal and husband, Joseph Dudac, a son, Clifford and wife, Lorna Stakey, all of Southington; four cherished grandchildren, Anna, Andrew, Kyle and Gavin; three

Floyd S. Ryder, Sr., 90, of Southington, former Bristol resident and husband of Josephine (Arenella) Ryder, the love of his life, died July 30, 2009, after a long illness, at Silver Springs Nursing Home, Meriden. He was born July 12, 1919, in Washburn, Maine, and was a son of the late Allen and Mabel (Campbell) Ryder. He was a Bristol resident from 1961 until moving to Southington. He was employed at Marlin Rockwell Division of TRW and retired from New Britain Machine. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving with the 79th Infantry Division, 315th Regiment in the Rhineland Campaign and in the Battle of Hatten, Germany. He was a member of St. Matthew Church, Forestville, Knights of Columbus and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Plainville, American Legion Seicheprey Post 2, Bristol, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Colleen Ryder and Floyd Jr. and Sandra Ryder, all of Bristol, and Michael and Donna Ryder, of Southington; three

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daughters and two sons-inlaw, Brenda and Armando Villa, and Maria and Danny Salameh, all of San Diego, and Patricia Rioux, of Plainville; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Aldo Ryder, who was killed in Vietnam while serving with the U.S. Marines. The funeral was held on Aug. 3, 2009, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Matthew Church, Forestville, for a funeral Mass. Burial with military honors followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Forestville, CT 06010.

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Gerard “Jerry” L. Brinton Sr., 60, of Wolcott, died July 31, 2009, at Bristol Hospital after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Sheila (Trial) Brinton. He was born June 8, 1949, in Hartford, the son of the late Henry Brinton and the late Albina (Goderre) Reid. He was recently retired from General Electric in Plainville after more than 30 years of dedicated service. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. and had been a Wolcott resident for more than 34 years. His real passion in life was woodworking. He enjoyed spending time making and then sharing his creations with others. He also appreciated the outdoors and wildlife. Besides his wife of more than 40 years, he is survived by two daughters, Sonia and her husband, Robert Milosevic, Regina and her husband, Jason Folcik, all of Bristol; his son Gerard “Gerry” Brinton Jr., of Wolcott; a brother, William Brinton, of Wolcott; his sister-in-law and brotherin-law, Josephine and Michael Potoski, of Terryville; his two grandsons, Alex and Jason; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Maroon. The funeral was held on Aug. 3, 2009, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, in Wolcott. Burial of his cremation with military honors, was held on Aug. 5, 2009, at Edgewood Cemetery in Wolcott.

brothers, Sebastian “Hoppy” and wife, Beckey Berarducci, of Plainville, Andrew and wife, Claudia Berarducci, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Daniel “Corky” and wife, Verna Berarducci, of Menane, N.C.; a sister, Catherine Blanchette, of Southington; a sister-in-law, Judy Berarducci, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews including favorite nephew, Sebby Berarducci, of Plainville. She was predeceased by a brother, Carmelo “Junior” Berarducci. The funeral was held on Aug. 3, 2009, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to Zion Lutheran Church, Southington. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3rd Floor, 20 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032.

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Letters to the Editor Schedule bulk pick-up for spring To the editor: The town is crazy. Bulk pick-up should be in the fall not spring. Spring is wet. What were they thinking? Debbie Nelson Plainville

Plainville plays ‘poor cousin’ 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, Aug. 13 Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Recreation and Park Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Village Community Room, 6:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 Republican Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 Capital Projects Building Committee, library, 6:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 Republican Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

To the editor: At the last council meeting, John Kisluk expressed his embarrassment and disappointment with Town Manager Robert E Lee’s remarks made to the Southington Charter Revision Committee, as reported in the local newspapers. In short, our town manager admittedly opined that our all-day vote on the budget is quite literally a government class joke, “three strikes and you’re in,” and cited the lack of voter participation. He defended his figures and dismissed John’s comments out of hand. I will spare you the “off-camera” back and forth. Mr. Lee is a comparative newcomer to Plainville so we’ll give him a pass. John did. I think they both missed a salient, seething issue. Forget the history of the long struggle to secure a safe and sane, convenient vote on our town budget to replace the traditional skewed town meeting arrangement. Forget the compromise required to get it on the books, three votes with ultimate power of the dollar reserved for the politicians. John did note that ratification of this charter change brought out voters 4 to 1. That all happened in our life before Mr. Lee. It is important to note that Plainville does not have an elected finance board as Southington does. More than facts, figures and political mechanics, how Plainville people feel comes into play

here. Consider this: Plainville is tired of being the poor cousin of Southington. Southington does everything right. Southington is where everything comes up roses, where the downtown is thriving and vibrant, where they now own the Crescent Lake recreation area that we had no vision for, where the high school football team whipped us so many Thanksgivings we don’t play them anymore, where it seems they consistently get better grades on the mastery tests, where the rails-to-trails is widely used and enjoyed and more. We are embarrassed to be made a negative example of, for purposes of satisfying the political agenda of a few politicians in Southington, and we are disappointed when we are openly confronted with Mr. Lee’s poor opinion of us and the way our system conducts the people’s business. Plainville is in great need of a leader who can inspire pride in our community. I know that Mr. Lee has it in him to do this. Later in the same meeting, “on-camera,” he delivered a truly glowing report on our police department, noting numerous valid reasons for us to be proud of it. Why can’t he rise to the occasion and do us proud when he visits the neighbors, so that we can be proud of him? What John was trying to say is that we want responsive leadership so that we can work together to take pride in our community, and in our nation for that matter. I assure you that we will never see the day when Southington’s esteemed town manager and advocate, John Weichsel, comes to Plainville to publicly say anything negative about Southington. Janice Eisenhauer Plainville

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Board gives superintendent favorable evaluation On July 13, the Plainville Board of Education released the annual performance evaluation of Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. The Plainville Board of Education met in July 2009 to evaluate the performance of our Superintendent, Dr. Kathleen Binkowski. The criteria below create the basis for evaluation. These criteria are linked to the school wide improvement plan and our strategic plan. The evidence of accomplishment in each area provides a solid foundation on which we base our analysis. Standard 1. The effective Plainville superintendent shapes the school environment to ensure safety and improve student learning. Specific Focus: Work with school and town administrators, police and fire departments to conduct audits and develop district and school safety plans. Evidence of Accomplishment: Implementation of the second phase (high school) of the first long-range facilities improvement plan. Completed September 2008. Completion of asbestos removal in auditorium with Bonding Commission Funding. Auditorium lighting and speaker system completed this summer. Toffolon School completed in January, 2009. Driveway design with improved conditions for safety (separate parent/bus drop off) included. Playscape to be completed this year. Recommendations for improvements to district security included in renovation planning and capital plan in addition to federal grant funding. Completion of security improvements. Positive Behavior Support at the Middle School of Plainville resulting in improved school climate. Standard 2. The effective Plainville superintendent communicates with staff, parents and community to align efforts and gain support to achieve school goals. Specific Focus: Improve internal and external district communication.

Evidence of Accomplishment: Continued implementation of CCSU recommendations for internal and external communications. Increase in annual community newsletters and news releases. Continued upgrade of district Web site with accurate, updated information. Creation of district and individual school communications plans. Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development successful forums on dress codes, risky behaviors and substance abuse which were highly attended. Member of the Chamber of Commerce and YMCA Board of Directors. Parent Leadership Council continues and expanded to the area of budget. Parent reaction has been positive. Strategic Task Force refocus on sharing services in the area of computer resources involving automating payroll and accounts payable. On-line comment card instituted. Continued Connect Ed. automated communication service. Standard 3. The effective Plainville superintendent improves learning for all students. Specific Focus: Improve student academic achievement in language arts, mathematics and science. Improve school climate. Evidence of Accomplishment: Improved achievement as measured by the CAPT since 2001. Reading and writing scores increased by over 20 percentage points over the last five years. Improved performance on the PSATs since 2003-04. Improved performance on the SATs in 2004–05. Highest verbal scores in over 10 years. Improved achievement in grades 4 through 5 cohort in reading, writing and math. Began program evaluation in mathematics. Initial improvements as our students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 7 scored at or above the level of

their statewide peers. The gains are significant for grade 6 with a 10.5 percentage increase and grade 7 with a 15.5 percentage point increase from 2006- 2007. Completed Efficiency Study confirming validity of outplacements and over reliance on paraprofessionals. Implement long range plan for guidance and pupil services. Standard 4. The effective Plainville superintendent models personal commitment to professional development and continuous improvement. Specific Focus: Network with Superintendent’s group to keep the district involved in cutting edge programs. Continue as Co-chair of policy committee to influence state direction. Evidence of Accomplishment: Superintendent’s Network involvement with the Center for School Change and Harvard University. Center for School Change Grant for Mathematics improvement efforts. Leadership Summit designed for administrators and instructional leaders in June, 2001 through August, 2008. Conducted central office staff analysis of team work through survey analysis. Results indicate continuous improvement and refinement of work as a high performance team. Standard 5. The effective Plainville superintendent collaborates with the administrative team to achieve district wide goals. Specific Focus: Continue leadership summit for administrator’s through strategic alliance with CCSU. Evidence of Accomplishment: Revision of school learning plans to include parental involvement. Participated in Gates grant technology professional development. Received $150,000 grant from After School Alliance for Positive Youth Development work in 2007-2008. $25,000 from legislative funding through State Represen-

tative Elizabeth (Betty) Boukus. $75,000 in 2006-07. Pilot started at Wheeler in January, 2007 and continues its success with YMCA collaboration. Standard 6. The effective Plainville superintendent promotes positive and productive relationships with the Board of Education. Specific Focus: Improve communications with the Board of Education. Evidence of Accomplishment: Weekly reports sent via the Web site to a secure site. Special meetings on world language and gifted and talented completed. Continued accomplishment of Board goals. Board receives CABE Leadership Award, November 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. The board continues to be pleased with Dr. Binkowski’s dedication and commitment to Plainville and student achievement. Dr. Binkowski continues to be a positive force for public education in Plainville and in the state. She works collaboratively with staff, parents, students, the Board and the community at large. This year has been very challenging due to fiscal constraints. Dr. Binkowski has maintained the focus on student achievement and successfully led the school district. In her ninth year as superintendent, the Plainville Board of Education knows we would be hard pressed to replace Dr. Binkowski’s level of dedication and focus on student achievement and it was with this in mind that the Board voted unanimously to extend Dr. Binkowski’s contract through 2012. Dr. Binkowski, understanding the difficult financial times, did not request any increase in salary or benefits.

— Plainville Board of Education: Jesse Gnazzo, Anthony Goldberg, Lorri Goldsmith, vice chairwoman, Keith LaCombe, Patrick Ringrose, Tabitha Manafort, Cheryl Provost, Becky Tyrrell, chairwoman, and Barbara Willard

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

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Working at the desk at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., is member and volunteer, Joan Blackler who volunteers on Tuesdays to help at the desk. She also helps run the bingo program on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.


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June 26: Ray Boucher, Jim Norman; July 2: Mike Bochan, Joe Giannattasio; July 9: Joe Giannattasio (single); July 16: Bert Cote, Ray Boucher.

Setback tournament Setback tournament winners at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St. were: June 29: first, Marcel Boilard, Bob Raymond; second, Roger Willequer, Joe Fortuna; third, Doris Prassl, George Reinwald; July 6: first, Roy Kaine, Richard Nordgren, second, Evelyn Case, John Daversa; third, Mina Fusaro, Joan Oliveira; July 13: first, Terry Pedrolini, Jeanne Raducha, second, Roger Willequer, Joe Fortuna; third, Sandy Tyminski, Joan Caron.

Caregiving connections Caregiving Connections will meet at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. Joy Mason, from the Alzheimer’s Association, will show the HBO Alzheimer’s Project movie entitled “The Memory Loss Tapes — An Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Mason will take questions following the movie. This movie will provide a strong knowledge base for

the group. Beginning in October, the group will meet on the third Thursday of the month.

Zumba Gold classes

Zumba Gold classes will be offered at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St. on Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 13. Participants can learn movements based on a variety of Latin and international dances. Zumba Gold is geared for the active older adult. The cost is $12 for member and $18 for nonmembers. Sign up between 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on any day of the week.

The Joy of Journaling

The Joy of Journaling will be held at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St. on Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This class will be taught by Susan Omilian, published author and writing coach. Journaling can help reduce stress and set individuals on a path to healing. Five quick writing techniques will be taught. No previous journaling or writing experience required. The cost is $3. Sign up between 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. weekdays. For more information, call the senior center at (860) 7475728.

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Center for Healthy Aging appoints case manager Marc Levesque has been appointed the senior resource case manager of Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, located at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. Levesque will work with seniors and families who can benefit from the center’s resources and assessments. He has a case management and cardiac rehabilitation background, previously Levesque working at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. He has also had extensive experience working with people interested in improving their health, dealing with chronic diseases and maintaining optimal wellness. For more information about the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, call Levesque at (860) 276-5293 or visit

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Police checkpoint Plainville Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, Aug. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 on Route 177.

Charity car show A Plainville Charity Car Show will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the General Electric parking lot, 41 Woodford Ave. There will be Tesla electric roadster, live band, food, raffles and car corral. The schedule is as follows: 9 to 11 a.m., registration/arrival; 11 a.m. to noon, band; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., people’s choice; 2 to 3 p.m., band; and 3 p.m. best in class

winners. Cars in the show class are $20 and in the corral class are $10. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Rain date is Aug. 23. For information, contact Seth Cutler at (860) 747-7906 or e-mail

Cameras aid cops With the installation of new security cameras and digital technology at Plainville Public Schools, the Plainville Police Department has a new tool assisting them in the apprehension and prosecution of offenders. The new camera systems have led to the apprehension of burglars that hit the Wheeler School, vandals that damaged the gazebo at

Linden Street School and trespassers on the roof of the high school. In each case, the digital camera technology played a key role in the apprehension. The system allows officials to monitor both inside and outside of each school. Police are now using the cameras to apprehend individuals who are unlawfully using the large metal trash receptacles at the schools to discard construction trash, furniture and other items. It is a theft of services and a criminal violation to discard trash in a bin for which someone else is paying. The police will be making arrests for the theft of services based on this video evidence.

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group lived and worked and worshiped at various sites in and surrounding LaRomana, the country’s third largest city. We cried when an infant held gently by her mother was too weak to move during a medical clinic. We laughed when a small girl cradled in her arms a crocheted doll we gave her, quite possibly the only toy she had every owned. We ached as we mixed concrete on the ground and shoveled it into buckets to be transported fire brigade-style. We smiled to see a woman look in wonder as clean water flowed from a new filter, the first time she had ever had fresh water in her home. We felt sorrow seeing a dead dog by the side of the road or a donkey tethered in the sun in the middle of nowhere. We felt joy when worshipers raised their hands, danced and sang, lifting up their praises in Creole. Concrete block by block, walls slowly grew at a school, a pastor’s home and the Good Samaritan Hospital, where the poor can receive medical care. Hundreds of pounds of sand, which we had sifted and later washed in a wheelbarrow, were poured into concrete molds we had also made to create water filters. Our nurses and a dentist pro-

vided much-needed medical and dental care: aches and pains that would be eased, cavities that would be filled within an afternoon here in the United States, yet there may have plagued the patients for months. We saw, felt and experienced the sharp contrasts of life in the D.R.: polluted drinking water / a turquoise ocean; beautiful flowers, sweeping vistas / barren roads, tin shacks; hungry yet smiling faces; children in threadbare clothing, laughing with our volunteers while coloring or crafting necklaces for the first time. There’s something about the rawness of life, of emotions that you feel there. The feeling of fulfillment knowing that the salve you made is curing someone’s scabies, the hand games you taught a child will spread some fun, the crying baby will not have parasites because of the medicine you administered. There’s something about the relationships you build with each person on the team, most of whom you’ve never met. There’s something about the passion you feel seeing Christ in action. There’s something in the faces of these people you help. There’s something inside yourself that you’ve never challenged or explored. There’s hope, there’s love, there’s life. There’s something about the D.R.

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Aug. 13


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. 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. Miracle Treat Day — Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen will be held Thursday, Aug. 13 at hundreds of Dairy Queen locations nationwide including the busi-

ness at 81 East St. in Plainville. Proceeds from the sale of Blizzards on that day will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that benefits Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, according to Christine Savio, owner/operator of the Plainville Dairy Queen. The fundraiser will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. and include an inflatable bounce house, raffles, petting zoo, face painting and photos with “Curly Cone.” For more information, call (860) 747-5600. Movie at library — On Thursday, Aug. 13, at 2:30 p.m., the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will show the movie, “The Changeling.” For more information, contact the library at (860) 793-1446. Guided nature walks — Guided nature walks on Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. will be held at Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, off Route 177, Unionville

Avenue, 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 Group on Thursday mornings, 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.



Fun Day — The Plainville Recreation Department will be hosting a Fun Day on Friday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. at Norton Park, S. Washington Street. Fun Day is the grand finale to the summer programs. Activities include face painting, spin art, thumbprints, tat-

Be the Change

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Standing in front of the Petit memorial gazebo in Norton Park are Plainville High School winners of the Petit Women Be the Change Community Service Award and representatives of the beneficiary charities. From left to right are, Kristen Carroccia, winner; Stephanie Robinson, executive director of PARC – Family-Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities; Dr. William A. Petit Jr.; Whitley Dozier, winner; Michelle Pincince, director of the Anti-Defamation League of Connecticut, the charity designated by Carroccia; and Lou Pear, director of Unified Sports of Connecticut Association of Schools, Dozier’s charity. Steven Boutin and Amanda Lee, not pictured, also received the award that they designated for PARC. The Be the Change Award was established by Petit to honor his family and carry on their good works.

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toos, pony rides, petting zoo, “Madam-Lot-A-Bull”, dunker, craft and button maker, and are structured for children ages 3 to 11. Activities will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a magic show performed by the Great Leone. Admission is free. There will be a small charge for refreshments and balloons. For more information, call the recreation department at (860) 747-6022. 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.



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. For more information, call the center at (860) 747-6577. Deadline for townwide tag sale — The Plainville Townwide Tag Sale will be held Friday, Sept. `18, 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. People who wish to be part of this “recycle project” can call (860) 747-4119 or e-mail The address of each tag sale will be published at a later date. Deadline to list the sale is Aug. 15. For more information, call Marie Cassidy, member of the Solid Waste & Recycling Commission, (860) 747-3436 or Kirby Deegan, member of the Plainville Town Council, (860) 793-6981. Car wash — The dance team of Dance Xpressions, a dance studio in Plainville, will be holding a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant, New Britain Ave., Plainville, to help raise money to defray costs of upcoming competitions for the year 2009 to 2010.

The cost is $5 for cars. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the studio at (860) 747-3512; Phyllis at (860) 593-4742 or Pam at (860) 747-4060. Wing Ding — The annual Wing Ding, presented by the Plainville Police Association, will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, Northwest Drive. Restaurants competing include J. Timothy’s, Sliders Sports Bar, The Firehouse Bar & Grill, The Zen Bar, Capri Restaurant and West Main Pizza. Prizes will be awarded based on popular vote for best overall buffalo wing, best specialty wing and hottest wing. The cost is $10 per person and free for children 10 years old and younger. All proceeds benefit the Officer Robert M. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship Fund.



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. For more information, call the center at (860) 747-6577. Carnival and Costume Party- The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will host a Summer Reading Club Carnival and Costume Party from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will have games and ice cream. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1450. Historical Society Center — The Plainville Historical Society Center, 29 Pierce St. will be closed today, Aug. 19. For more information call (860) 747-6577.

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Skate Continued from page 1 hours. The representatives were on a circuit of demonstrations, having presented similar events in Newtown and were headed to Windsor Locks. “This is the best job in the world; I love it,” said Jeremy Cupp, a salesman for ARC. The company was founded 10 years ago “out of a garage, with two computers and one phone line,” he said. Reflecting on the business’ success, Cupp said, “We must be doing something right. “We give everything to God, that’s why we’re doing so well,” Cupp said. The Web site, in addition to providing information on the apparatus and history, has a section encouraging the acceptance of Jesus Christ as savior. Cupp said his own prayers were answered with better friends, a new church and great job. Dargenio said she hopes that businesses might come forward to donate in-kind services such as tree cutting and materials to offset the final monies needed to construct the 120-ft. by 100-ft. facility in the vicinity of the picnic grove at Norton Park. “Excavating and tree re-

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moval will be done this fall,” she said. Nate Gibson, 26, of Naugatuck, was one of the enthusiasts who was performing kick flips, grabs, ollies and 360s. Gibson, who describes himself as a “street skater,” said he enjoyed the venue to meet other people, see their skills and test his own creativity. “Once you’re a skateboarder, you’re inducted into a family,” Gibson said. Also on hand to watch the action were various town officials including Robert E. Lee, town manager, Helen Bergenty, town council member, and Colin Regan, director of the parks and recreation department. Bergenty said she has been a supporter of the proposed skateboard park since its inception. “It’s wonderful for the children of Plainville,” she said. “I thought the event went really well,” Regan said this week. He credited Dargenio with organizing the demonstration. “The company was very professional and did a great job. It was well-attended and gave people a feel for our skate park someday. I’m hopeful. It would be a nice update to Norton Park.” The Sk8Park Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m., at the parks and recreation department office, 50 Whiting St. The public is invited. For information, call Dargenio at (860) 747-1965.

Daisy Scout Troop 66073 recently met Rocky the Rock Cat mascot at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. The girls were treated to a story about a courageous female baseball player and autographs from Rocky. Photo courtesy of Teresa Talarico

Nutmeg TV Channel 5 Thursday, Aug. 13 5:00 Sea of Glass 6:00 The Singing Doctor 6:30 Polski Express 7:30 Space Age Times 8:00 Club Fitness 8:30 Our World in Conflict 9:30 Stop Bitchin’ 10:00 InfoWar Friday, Aug. 14 5:00 Ahoy! Pirates! 5:30 Tailspin Tommy 6:00 Once Upon a Story 6:30 Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Science 7:00 Family Worship Church 7:30 The Struggle 8:00 Cruising in Connecticut 8:30 Connections 9:00 Beyond Violence 9:30 Drugs-R-Us 10:00 Baseball History Saturday, Aug. 15 5:00 Tai Chi 5:30 Power of Pentecost

6:00 Gardening 6:30 Health Care Now 7:00 Old Tyme Fiddlers 7:30 A Knight’s Polka 8:00 The Green Thumb 8:30 Let’s Explore 9:00 Racing Action Today 9:30 Plainville Choral Society 10:00 Bar Chat 10:30 Taiwan Culture Sunday, Aug. 16 5:00 Joyful Sounds 6:00 True Vine Victory Hour 7:00 The Singing Doctor 7:30 My Kind of Town: Miss Bristol Pageant 8:00 Energy Healing 8:30 The Sacred Journey 9:00 Walking in God’s Word 9:30 Nzinga’s Daughters 10:00 Hot Flash 10:30 Sharing Miracles: Darryl Strawberry Monday, Aug. 17 5:00 Music Matters 5:30 New Life International 6:30 Polka Time

7:30 Ask Father Nadolny 8:30 Plainville Memories 9:00 Movie: Phantom of the Opera Tuesday, Aug. 18 5:00 The Doctor Is In: Breast Cancer 5:30 My Hope 6:00 Ukrainian TV 7:00 The Cake Lady 7:30 Art with George 8:00 After the Storm 8:30 Rock Cats 9:00 Cash in at Home 10:00 Virtuous Women 10:30 History Re-Discovered Wednesday, Aug. 19 5:00 Bible Believers Broadcast 5:30 Ashur Assyrian American Association 6:30 Lutheran Table Talk 7:00 Biking Safety 7:30 Food For Life 8:00 Business Buzz 8:30 He Calls You by Name 9:00 Food for Thought 9:30 In Focus

10:00 The Evening Show Thursday, Aug. 20 5:00 Sea of Glass 6:00 The Singing Doctor 6:30 Polski Express 7:30 Space Age Times 8:00 Club Fitness 8:30 Our World in Conflict 9:30 Stop Bitchin’ 10:00 Info War Friday, Aug. 21 5:00 Ahoy! Pirates! 5:30 Tailspin Tommy 6:00 Once Upon a Story 6:30 Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Science 7:00 Family Worship Church 7:30 The Struggle 8:00 Cruising In Connecticut 8:30 Connections 9:00 Beyond Violence 9:30 Drugs-R-Us 10:00 TBA

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Obituaries Alan Fish

Alan H. Fish, 57, of Hooksett, N.H., died Aug. 2, 2009, at the Concord Hospice House surrounded with his loving family by his side. He was born on Oct. 19, 1951, in New Britain, and was the son of Harold W. and Joanne (Wezowicz) Fish, of Manchester. He was a graduate of Plainville High School, a member of Demolay International and was also a graduate of University of Connecticut. He was an instructor at the YMCA with children with special needs. He was a retired firefighter in

Connecticut and was involved with the Mansfield training center for protective services. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a member of the Life! Church in Hooksett, N.H. He was employed by Outdoor World in Hooksett, N.H. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Ann M. (George) Fish, of Hooksett; his parents and one son, Erick Walton Fish, of Marlborough; one daughter, Allycia Allyn Fish, of Middleton; two step-sons, Nathan D. Bloomberg and Luke Andrew Bloomberg, both of West Haven; two stepdaughters,

Shari Bou-Fakhreddine and Hanna Bou-Fakhreddine, both of Hooksett, N.H.; one sister, Penny Ann and her husband, Harlen E. Blanchard, of Alton, N.H.; two nieces, Cheryl A. West, of Center Barnstead, N.H., and Amanda T. Blanchard, of Alton, N.H.; a grand-niece, Kendall West, of Center Barnstead, N.H.; and his dog, Emma. He was predeceased by his first wife of 17 years, Christine W. Fish. The funeral was held on Aug. 6, 2009, at the Center Barnstead Christian Church, Barnstead, N.H., with the Rev. Joseph Cyr, officiating.


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Burial was in the New Riverside Cemetery, Alton, N.H. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice House of Concord, 240 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301 or M.G.H. c/o the Prostate Cancer Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. The Cain & Janosz Funeral Home, Manchester, N.H., was in charge of arrangements.

Francis Bartucca Francis L. “Mayo” Bartucca, 79, of Coco Beach, Fla. and Plainville, former Bristol resident and widower of Marlene (Cleveland) Bartucca and husband of Suzanne (Scalise) Van Wagoner Bartucca, died on Aug. 4, 2009, at the Hartford Hospital. He was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Bristol, and was a son of the late Francis and Anna (Ferro) Bartucca. He resided in Bristol most of his life before moving to Plainville and Coco Beach, Fla. He was employed by the City of Bristol and upon his retirement, he was the chief sanitarian for the Bristol and Burlington health departments. He served his country for 20 years and was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of St. Anthony Church, Bristol. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Christine Bartucca, of Bristol; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jeanne Bunnell, of South Windsor, Betty and Leo Carr, of Bristol, Katherine and Dr. Neil Olson, of Bristol, and Janet and Frank Sanders, of Southington; a stepson, Eric W. Van Wagoner and his wife, Shelly, of Leominster, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Jody-Lynn Mills and Wendy Labadia and her husband, Scott, all of Plainville; two sisters, Elizabeth Egliskis, of Coco Beach, Fla. and Ann Pryor, of Bristol; nine grandchildren, Conan Bouchard, Dashan and Aaron Sanders, and Tiffany, Jordan, Arianna, Jennifer, Jessica and Samantha Bartucca; three great-grandchildren, James and Dylan Bouchard and Mason Sanders; seven step-grand-

children, Kathleen and Alison Mills, Andrew and Alec Van Wagoner, and Brandon, Jessica and Erika Labadia; a step-great-grandchild, Haylie Lynch; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David Bartucca. The funeral was held on Aug. 10, 2009, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Anthony Church, Bristol, for a funeral Mass. Burial with military honors followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to the Plainville Campgrounds Chapel Fund, 17 Circle Ave., Plainville, CT 06062 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450-1004.

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Helen (Orzell) Konopka, 87, of Bristol, died on Aug. 9, 2009, at home. She was born July 11, 1922, in West Rutland, Vt., and was a daughter of the late John and Antoinette (Dydo) Orzell. A longtime Bristol resident, she was employed at General Electric before retiring, and was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Bristol. She is survived by a son, Richard Konopka, of Glastonbury; two daughters, Cynthia Freier, of Bradenton, Fla., and Karen Keegan, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Heather Campana, Kyle and Lyndsey Freier, Katherine and Kimberly Konopka; two greatgrandchildren, Marina Freier and Isabella FreierFlores; a brother, Stanley Orzell, of Bristol; three sisters, Mary Stafford, of Sarasota, Fla., Judy Sapinski, of Mechanicville, N.Y., and Theresa Grabowski, of Rutland, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Frank Orzell; and a sister, Alice Pencikowski. The funeral was held on Aug. 12, 2009, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Stanislaus Church for a funeral Mass. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol, CT 06010.


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A productive off-season for PHS football Numbers still low, however By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen The start of the season is fast approaching, and Plainville High School football coach Rocky Gagliardi and his staff are ready to go. In fact, they’ve been itching to get on the field for some time now. “We never stop thinking about it. We’re in our third coaches’ meeting,” Gagliardi said with a smile. High school football teams in Connecticut open their season in less than two weeks. Gagliardi, entering his second year at the helm of the Blue Devils, believes his troops will be in good shape come Day 1. Beginning in January, PHS football players met four days a week for hourand-a-half weight-lifting sessions. After school let out for the summer, the Blue Devils worked out three days a week

beginning at 6:30 a.m. In July, those early-morning sessions were followed by two hours of speed and agility training. “I’m really, really proud, because that’s a tough thing to go through,” Gagliardi said of the back-toback workouts. “Overall, this year, I’ve seen us in a lot better shape physically, condition-wise. I think it’s been a great, great summer for us.” The off-season, in general, has been productive. In the spring, 14 PHS football players attended a camp at Central Connecticut State University. Also, the Blue Devils won a strength and conditioning competition which drew teams from around the state. “For the kids, winning that thing, I think it was: ‘hey, we’re moving in the right direction,’” Gagliardi said. Currently, PHS players are

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Plainville High School football coach Rocky Gagliardi talks to Plainville Colts players last week at Norton Park. Gagliardi is entering his second season at PHS. taking part in a seven-on-seven passing league. The high school season kicks off Monday, Aug. 24.

The only piece of equipment players are allowed to wear during the first week is a helmet. After five days of condi-

Wesoly’s troops not taking summer off By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Games played in the dead of winter are, often times, won or lost during the steamy months of July and August when skills are honed. With that in mind, this summer, more than a dozen Plainville High School boys basketball players laced up their sneakers to compete in a league at the Girls and Boys Club of New Britain. The Blue Devils ran up a respectable mark of 4-6 in the formidable 14-team league. The locals lost to Avon last week in the first round of the playoffs. PHS boys basketball coach Marc Wesoly was glad to see his guys pounding the hardwood this far out from the high school season. “The more basketball they play, the better we’re going to be in the end,” he said. “It’s nice to know that at least 12 kids from Plainville High School are picking up a basketball at least two, three times a week.” Wesoly, entering his second year at the helm, is cautiously optimistic about his team’s chances this winter. After going 0-20 in 2008, this past season, the Blue Devils finished 6-14, which left them

just two wins shy of qualifying for the state tournament. Plainville graduated just one player from that squad. “We made a step forward last year. Now we have to keep climbing those stairs,” Wesoly said. Those stairs are steep, however. Plainville joins the Central Connecticut Conference this year, which will be a step up in competition from what it had been used to in the Northwest Conference. “We’re going into a league with 32 teams,” said Wesoly, a PHS alum. “And we’re 29th or 30th in school size.” Making the road even tougher, once again, the Blue Devils will be without a legitimate “big man” in the paint. “There’s not one game that’s going to be an automatic win,” Wesoly said. “My mindset is, I want to win every game. I know we’re not going to be 20-0, but I want to be competitive in every game.” Plainville will be in the CCC-South Division, along with Bulkeley-Hartford, Bristol Central, Middletown, Maloney-Meriden, Bristol Eastern, Platt-Meriden and Berlin. It won’t be easy, but Wesoly believes his troops can string together the eight wins necSee Hoop, page 23

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Plainville High School boys basketball coach Marc Wesoly is looking forward to his second season at the helm.

tioning, the pads go on and the contact begins. Having struggled to put points on the board in 2008, this fall, Gagliardi said the Blue Devils will implement a new offense — a spread option offense. “We’re really excited about it,” the coach said. Multiple receiver sets are used in a spread option offense, forcing the defense to spread out. Meanwhile, the quarterback works out of the shotgun position, allowing him a few extra seconds to evade charging defenders, and to decide whether to pass, hand off, or take the ball himself. “Primarily, the goal is to spread the defense out, and make them have to think a little bit,” Gagliardi said. “We’ll do a lot of motion in the offense. We want to put the defense back on their heels a little bit.” “The timing of this offense is very tough,” he added. “And it was kind of tough in the spring, with the low numbers, to really get that timing down.”

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Tough league forced young spikers to grow up fast Members of the Plainville High School volleyball team spent part of their summer honing their skills on the court. The Lady Blue Devils competed in a two-night-aweek summer league at Northwest Catholic High School and ran up a solid regular season record of 12-12. This was the locals’ first year in the league, which also included RHAM, Berlin, Farmington, Avon, Northwest Catholic, Rocky Hill, East Hartford and Fermi. Former PHS volleyball player Loren Rozanski, a Nichols College student, coached the Plainville contingent this summer. “I was not sure what I was getting into at first. I didn’t really know any of the girls. Some of them were probably in elementary school when I

Members of the Plainville High School volleyball team are pictured at a Summer League at Northwest Catholic High School. Pictured are: Christina Mullin, Emily Shapcott, Ashley Raynock, Meghan Johnson, Lindsey Allario, Jenna Florance, Justine Walicki, Jessie Tattersal and Coach Loren Rozanski.

played. But they have been great. They are good girls and they work hard,” Rozanski

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ing 5-foot-2 and playing in the front row can be a challenge, but the girls loved it.” Rozanski was proud of the freshmen who participated. “It is hard to be a freshmen player and be thrown in against the two-time Class M champions of RHAM, but the girls showed a lot of stick-toit-ive-ness during those games,” the coach said. “If you want to get better, you have to play. Why not play against the best? We have been competitive with most of the teams. And the girls are having fun, which is also great.” “It’s great that the girls have a chance to play in such a competitive league,” Rozanski added. “When I was in high school, nothing like this existed. It really gives girls the opportunity to play together and improve over the summer.” Recent PHS graduate, and former volleyball player Whitley Dozier helped Rozanski on the sideline. “It was nice to be asked to help coach. I really missed the game, and if I can’t play, this is the next best thing,” said Dozier. “These games will, hopefully, help these girls with the coming season. I could see that some of them were better at the end of the night than they were at the start. That counts for something.”

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Soccer club

For information, contact Don Miller at (860) 706-3204.

The Plainville Soccer Club will hold registration at the Recreation Department on the following dates: Aug. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Sept. 5, 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration cost is as follows: Kindergarten and first grade, $35; second and third grade, $40; fourth through sixth grade, $45.

Refs wanted

The Plainville Soccer Club is looking for people age 13 to 19 to referee. Training will take place Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Norton Park. Both classes must be attended. If interested, contact Julie Giano at (860) 6372959.

looking for that experience to kick in.” Wesoly pointed out that, to continue getting in shape for their 2009-2010 campaign, soon after the school year begins, PHS hoop players will meet for early morning weight-training sessions at the school. Also, the Blue Devils will take part in a fall league in Hartford.

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High school seniors from dozens of Connecticut towns were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2009 Connecticut Association of Schools Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. Plainville High School’s CAS Scholar-Athletes, Rebecca Reeve and Zachary Harper, are pictured with Mark K. McQuillan, commissioner of education, State of Connecticut; Patrick Kelleher, McDonald’s; and Walter Harrison, president, University of Hartford.

Football Continued from page 21 PHS football has struggled with low numbers for several years. The Blue Devils ended last season with just 20 play-

Volley Continued from page 22

“We’re not going to make excuses,” he said. “We know what the numbers are.” The Blue Devils finished 110 last season. PHS football has not qualified for the state playoffs since 1997.

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The final regular season standings this summer looked like this: RHAM (240), Farmington (16-8), Berlin (12-12), Rocky Hill (12-12), Plainville (12-12), Avon (1113), Fermi (10-14), Northwest Catholic (9-15), East Hartford (2-22). High school volleyball teams begin practice at the end of this month. If the Lady Blue Devils manage to run up at least a .500 record this fall, like they did this summer, they will qualify for the state tournament for the first time in several years. — Nick Carroll and Plainville High School volleyball coach Steve Compson

ers. By comparison, it’s not unusual for high school teams to suit up 40 or more guys. Plainville is expected to have a thin roster, once again, this year, but Gagliardi refuses to complain.

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Ten-year-old Josh Wroblewski, a member of the Plainville Blue Dolphins swim team, completed his first Connecticut Age Group Swimming Championships in grand fashion recently, collecting four silver medals and two bronzes in the 9- to 10-year-old age group. On the opening night of the state championships, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Wroblewski, a Farmington resident, shaved nearly 15 seconds off his personal best in the 400-meter freestyle to finish third (5:25.80). The following day, at Cheshire Community Pool, Wroblewski shattered his best time in the 200-meter freestyle by 5.8 seconds and landed in second place (2:31.99). Wroblewski bested the 400-meter champion in that swim. Over the next two days, Wroblewski placed second in the 100-meter backstroke, the 50-meter backstroke and the 100meter freestyle, and third in the 50-meter freestyle. Wroblewski earned 100 points for his six individual finishes, which was good for fourth place overall in his age group. Only 16 swimmers in the state, for all age groups, reached the 100-point mark. All six of Wroblewski’s times qualified him for the Connecticut Age Group Championships in March. His 50- and 100-meter freestyle times eclipsed the National AAAA time standard, the highest time standard achievable for the 9-10 year-old age group as stated by United States Swimming. Wroblewski is coached by Bristol resident Marc Carman.


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Photography exhibit reveals diversity of Quinnipiac River By Kyle Swartz Special to The Citizen

This tranquil photo by Ian Christmann shows a scene of the Quinnipiac River as it flows through Plainville. The photographer has documented the river in each town through which it flows. Photo by Ian Christmann

er’s beauty and charm. Wooden piers jut stoically from the Quinnipiac’s depths. Fireworks explode over the river’s expanse in one print, while lightning touches down beyond the waterway in another. A series on boats depicts the river’s kayaks, docks, jet skis and rowboats. One kayak is done up as an 18th-century See River, next page

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“Consider the Quinnipiac,” a photography collection showcasing the Quinnipiac River’s forms, beauty, and environmental concerns, was designed by the photographer to raise public awareness about the river. “It’s about improving the public’s perception and understanding of the Quinnipiac River,” said photographer Ian Christmann. Having spent two years photographing the river with a spate of lenses, angles and viewpoints, and having traversed its waterways by foot, kayak and helicopter, Christmann has developed a close relationship with the Quinnipiac that is evident in his photographs’ poignant observations. He admits in his accompanying photographer’s statement, “I feel a paternal sort of protection for this waterway. I am sorry for what it will endure as it passes through the hands of man.” Christmann’s mournful sentiments, born from witnessing firsthand the river’s beauty give way to inexorable pollution, translate to his work. One photograph captures a loose tire abandoned in a marsh so long that the grass grows three feet high inside the ring while moss creeps up one rubbery side. Another portrays a collection of cinderblocks cascading down a muddy riverbank and into the water. Still, others depict the idyllic, untouched stretches of the river as it rambles under bridges and along walkway trails. The collection is arranged into eight subject boards, each containing two dozen images. The subjects impose the viewer to “consider” different aspects of the river, including its upper region, mouth, marshes, boats, birds, beauty, community and history. Multiple juxtapositions run through the exhibit, but two truly define the collection: the Quinnipiac River’s beauty and pollution, and its upper region and lower sections. The 38-mile river sports a 165-square-mile watershed in

14 municipalities, 913 acres of tidal marsh, and 20 tributaries, Christmann writes in blurbs that accompany the photographs. The Quinnipiac begins around Plainville and continues through Southington, Cheshire, Meriden and Wallingford before stretching the length of North Haven and into New Haven. Along the way, the river fluctuates greatly from its swampy origins to its wide mouth. “The Quinnipiac offers a very unique journey as you traverse down it,” Christmann said. “It begins with marsh lands and then becomes more tidal and opens up as you travel further south. Then it connects back into the shape of a river in North Haven. “It changes in dynamics and shape,” he added of the river. “I wanted to highlight that.” Unfortunately, as the Quinnipiac changes shapes as it progresses southward towards New Haven, it also exponentially accumulates waste and industrial pollution. Standing in the river’s environmentally sound section in Plainville, Christmann writes, “Gazing downstream, I know that soon, in the coming miles, this little river will be injected with sewage, pumped with chemicals, littered in, filled with parking lot runoff and groundwater leeching from the 25 million tires that lay buried along its

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River Continued from page 25 British frigate, with the owner garbed accordingly. “I just saw him around the New Haven corridor and took a picture,” said Christmann. One arrangement catalogues the river’s birds. Another depicts the river’s communities, including a fisherman striding over massive piles of mussels, and a group of locals reclining by the banks to observe a rainbow arc over the river.

Among the subjects are numerous series of different venues, means and times of photography. Christmann took several sets of pictures from the seat of his kayak. “The river is an ideal place for kayaking,” he explained. “In North Haven behind Sackett Point Road, there is public access to a boat launch. You can put in and explore the marshes.” Other shots were taken by foot. One particularly engaging series is captured from a helicopter. On board the aircraft, Christmann toyed with the camera’s planes of focus to create a heightened sense of detail despite the distance,

creating images that appear to be from a remarkably accurate model train setup. Some photographs are black and white while others are color. Christmann snaps shots of areas in winter, and then again in summer. In the history section, he sets side by side grainy, hundred-year old photographs with contemporary shots of the same subject. In this series, a former trolley system gives way to a steel bridge for automobiles in one coupling. The exhibit’s multifaceted Web site includes a Google map of the locations where the photographs were

Christmann said that the exhibit’s goal is to increase interest in the Quinnipiac, both in terms of environmental awareness and public use. “One thing I would be happy to have people do is to go out on the river for themselves,” he said. “Experience it. Utilize it. “I feel like if people get out there and see for themselves, they cannot help but become aware and active in the environmental conditions,” Christmann added. “My hope for this exhibit is that you will see the Quinnipiac in a similar way, as a place to appreciate and a place to protect.” 1099845


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FOUND-Extremely affectionate gentle cinnamon colored male neutered cat. Vicinity of Brownstone Ridge, Meriden. Call 203-235-8009 FOUND-Female, Black Shepard/Collie Mix. Found in the vicinity of Hunter’s Golf Course in Meriden. Very friendly, no collar. Call 203-440-2067 FOUND: Black dog, med sized, two brown eyes, no collar. Was scared at first, but now lovable and affectionate. Was first seen traveling on Bee St. and now on Reynolds Dr., Meriden, area. Can easily tell she was a pet as she loves the car and to be petted. Please call Patrick 203-235-3999 to identify. FOUND: In the area of New Britain Rd and Farmington Ave in Berlin. Younger cat, I believe it is female. Mostly grey, very affectionate. Please call with full description if you have lost a cat in this area. It came around at night on 8/4/09 and returned the night of 8/5 so I took it in hoping to find its family! 860-505-0574. LOST CAT Male, long hair, black with white chest & paws. Answers to Jasper. Loving companion to quadriplegic young man. Last seen vicinity of 500 Pleasant Street, Southington. If seen, please call (860) 426-2693 LOST CAT. Large, gray and white male cat missing from the Kensington section of Berlin. He is neutered and weighs about 18 lbs. May be stuck in a garage or may have jumped into someone’s car. Missing since August 6th. Reward. Please call any time if you think you’ve found or seen him - (860) 828-4726 or (860) 828-6007 or email at LOST Cockatiel Grey with yellow head and orange cheeks. Last seen in the Hubbard park area of Meriden. Please call 203-631-4383 LOST Or Found. The Plainville Citizen will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Classified Section! Call 860-829-1450 for details. LOST-8/3. Tan/beige color tabby w/double front paws. Neutered male cat. Vicinity of Paddock Ave & East Rd, Meriden. Please call with any info 203-235-2492

LOST & FOUND LOST- Cat, male, 3 yrs old. White w/some small color markings. Blue-eyed siamese. Named Mougan. Lost vic. Ceppa Field, Meriden since Sat. 8/1. If found, please Call (203) 631-4901 leave message. Child Heartbroken!


BUICK LeSabre 1997 $2995 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

BUICK LeSabre 1998 $2995 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

BUICK Riviera 1988

AUTOMOBILES FORD ESCORT 1997 $2,288. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 34 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer. FORD ESCORT 2000 $2,788. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer.

$995 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. Reward if returned. Call (203) 440-1551 LOST: Gray Cat, 1.5 years old. White on face, big white whiskers. Very shy. Indoor cat. Lost on 7/18 in the evening in the Atkins Street, Meriden, area. Please call if found or with any information at: 203535-4458


CHEVROLET Impala 2000, V6, gold, 81,000 miles, 1 owner, runs great! $5200 or best offer. 203-235-2951 or 203-379-7728 CHEVY El Camino 1986 Must be seen. Good condition. Well maintained. Asking $6,500 or best offer. Call after 4pm (860) 747-8689

BUICK Century 2005 sedan. 6-cyl. Auto. Silver w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. Driver airbag. Tilt steering. Adult driven. 80000 Excellent condition. $6300. Tom 203-7156530

Chevrolet Caprice 1989 Must be seen. $6,500. (860) 628-2007

4 Door SE AC/CD player Low Miles, GOOD on gas Excellent condition $11,000.00 Please call 203 317-2252

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BUICK LeSabre 1998

DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254.

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

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$1,750 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

DODGE NEON 2000 $2,988. Finance with $788 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer.

BMW 325xi 2003 4D Silver w/blk leather 6-cyl. Auto. Pwd Moonroof. Sport pkg Ser. records. Ex cond. 115K $12,999 Mike @ 860-620-0549


CHEVY Lumina 1995

$2995 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm


FORD MUSTANG 2006 convertible. 6-cyl. Auto. Firered w/tan interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. ABS brakes. Compass. Well maintained. 18,000 Excellent condition. $16,500 Call (203) 2652738

Ford Taurus 1995 $1,660 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm


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FORD TAURUS 1998- 85,000 miles, new trans, new brakes & tires. Maroon, 4 dr. Great shape! $2500 or best offer. call (203) 213-3077

FORD Escort 1994

FORD TAURUS 2000 $3,488. Finance with $1,288 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer.

$1,695 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

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HONDA Accord 1997 $2,395 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

AUTOMOBILES KIA SEPHIA 1998 $2,288. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 34 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer.


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SATURN 2002. 4 DOOR, AT, AIR, 77K. $3350. PLYMOUTH Sundance 1991 58k orig., like new. $1650. BUICK 2001 - Loaded, excellent, $2950. ( 203) 213-1142

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HONDA CIVIC 2003 coupe. 5spd. manual. Silver w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. Well maintained. 150K 32/37 MPG! $4300 Call Nick (860) 209-6073

$1,195 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.


DODGE Pick Up 1990 With Plow $3,100 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm





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MERCEDES C320 2005 4matic AWD sedan. Pristine condition. 57,000 road miles, original owner, non-smoker, LOADED... Navigation, sun roof, front/rear side air bags, in car phone, multi CD, leather, new tires, just serviced. $18,500. 203-376-2245

MERCURY Cougar 1993 $1,860 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

MERCURY Sable 2000 $3,450 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

MITSUBISHI Diamante 1997 V6, Auto, loaded, leather int., moonroof, CD, full power. White/tan. 135K. $2995. (203) 671-4225 or 860-754-8195

Restrain straps included. Good cond! New A/C. $3,500/OBO. Call 203-237-8527

FORD Windstar 1997 $3,195 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. OIL TRUCK FOR SALE 2800 Gallons. Various makes. Call Helen at Tuxis Ohrs (203) 6393513

SUV’S 4 GOODYEAR Wranglers 26570-16 tires. $90 for all 4. Call 203-235-3337.

JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltm 2000 AWD, V8, power htd seats, sunroof, 127,500 miles. Exc cond! Asking 4,950. 203-235-2288


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Free Towing! NISSAN Sentra 2004 1.8S 4D Blue AM/FM/CD New tires. Ex cond. A/C Auto. Pwd wind/locks Dual airbags. 75K $6999. Mike @ (860) 620-0549

If you have not received your Citizen for two or more consecutive weeks, please call our office, 877-238-1953 Sorry, no out-of-town subscriptions.

NISSAN Versa SL 2007 silver/ grey inter 4dr auto 4cy 39miles p/g sunroof bluetooth 6cd keyless ent. Exc cond. Low mil. 20K $10,900. 203-440-1416 or 203-631-0484

Olds Cutlass Supreme 1996 $1,395 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. HONDA CMX250C Rebel 1985, very clean, nice beginner bike. Fun to ride. $650 or best offer. (203) 288-6066

HONDA VT600C Shadow VLX, 2004 Black excellent condition. Only 1900 miles. Always garaged. Asking $4,300 OBO. Call Gary at 203-213-7607 HONDA VTX 1300, 2004, excellent condition, extremely low miles, many accessories. $5700. (860) 628-4354

SATURN 2000 $2,295 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

MOTOR SCOOTER 49cc Street legal. Helmet & cover incld. As is. $900/OBO. (203) 630-2599


Thursday, August 13, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen AUTO PARTS 1121406

TIRES P215/70R15 [7] $8ea $50/all 203-235-6847

BOATS & MOTORS 16’ GLASSTRON Seats 6, 65 horse Evinrude, trailer, extra clean. Runs perfect. Tonneau covers. $3950. (203) 213-1142 SEA HUNT 20Ft Center Console 2004. 140HP, 4 Stroke Johnson with trailer, In Mint Condition. Great Fishing Boat! $20,000. Please Call 203-265-0466

PETS & LIVESTOCK BALL Python, 1-1/2 yr old with 20 gal tank setup. $100.00 203-671-9297 BOXER PUPS for sale. Raised with children. 3 Brindle, all female. Ready to go. $600. Call (860) 919-5575

HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Geldings only. Self care to full care. Individual turn out. Call (203) 294-9313

DRESSER 6’. Exc. quality. Dovetail drawers. Hardwood. $90. (203) 238-3671

KITTY CONDO 5ft. 6 level; sturdy, good condition. $75. 203-237-3149. MEDIUM size bird cage, Ex.Cond. Very Clean! $20. Call (203)630-2851

ENTERTAINMENT center, solid oak with lights and drawers. $100. Call 860-621-7145

PUG PUPPIES - Purebred 1st shots. Parents on premises. Very lovable. Home raised. $850. 203-213-5189

FILE cabinet, wood look. 20x27x32. 2 drawer, 4 file. $50. Great condition 203-634-8478

RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Taking deposits. $550. Please call 860-329-9893

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CHAIN SAW. 16” McCulloch Pro Mac ex cond $100. 860632-8666

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 2 AIR CONDITIONERS- $50 each. 5000 BTU. (203) 237-9235 24 PCS fine China dinnerware trimmed in gold, from Germany. Rothschild Pompadour pattern. $100/BO. 203-687-3859

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ANTIQUE bedroom set canopy w/ 2 dressers, white w/goldtrim. Exc cond! Asking $350. Call 203-265-9461 BEDROOM SET - 6pc Queen size, great cond, + box spring, mattress, Armoire, dresser & night stand. Asking $700. 203265-7106

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END Tables Black w/baskets. Good cond. 2 avail $30/pair. 203-294-1872 ENT CENTER-solid oak, doors on top, (3) doors on bottom, glass & center door, 2 shelves, 2yrs old. Exc cond! Paid $900/new. Asking $500. 860-620-9574

LAWN TRACTOR - Murray, 14.5HPs, 42” cut. $350. Call 860-620-0265

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BOY’S BEDROOM SET Twin size solid oak trundle bed with bookcase headboard. Dresser and 2 shelf/4 drawer desk with chair. Very good cond. Asking $800. (860) 628-0417 DINING ROOM Set- BroyhillCountry Style. Table, 8 Chairs, Lit Hutch, Server and Custom Table Pads Exc. Condition- Asking $975. 203-265-1197


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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.

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups. AKC, OFA, Best pedigree around. Parents imported from Germany. Guaranteed. $1200. 203-440-0605

KITTEN Adorable Domestic. Free to good home. 3 Months. Black w/touch of white on chest. Wonderful & playful. Please help 203-605-8404



MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2005 Mitchell collision estimating reference guides. Complete set. $50. 860-224-7209 BACKPACK: US Ski Team High Sierra. Never used, packaged. (203) 237-2117 PM BALDWIN Brass Chamber Hurricane Lamps $40 set & Votive $20 203/235-9092 CHINA 50 piece. Set of dishes. Excellent condition. $25. Call 203-634-7709 CRAFTERS take notice. Huge bag of fleece fabric scraps. $40. 203-237-7070 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841 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 EMERSON Air conditioner, seldom used, $40. (203) 237-2583 FANTOM vacuum cleaner w/manual, VHS tape extra belts & bulbs. $40. 203-634-9336 FREQUENCY COUNTER-DATA PRECISION 5740: $99.99. CALL 203-535-4500 GAS GRILL briquettes, push button start, front/side tables. $40. (860) 677-6809 GEORGE Foreman Lean Mean Fat Grilling machine. New. $12. Call 203-269-9195 HOSPITAL BED Electric, Adjustable. Good Cond! $75 or best offer. Rick 203-440-0866

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. LEXMARK Color Printer. Photo quality resolution. New In Box. $30. 203-265-0881

“Stuff” Estate Liquidations. All Hutches (15) $99 All Entertainment Centers $99 Everything else 1/3 off. Bedroom, livingroom, diningroom, more.

OVER The wall pool ladder, sand filled, $25. Tiffany candle chandelier, asking $30. Call (203) 237-6497


PEG Perego John Deere childs jeep. $229 orig. $95 or b/o. Call (203)651-9429.

LOVE SEAT like new beige with blue flowers $45.00 - 203-2359068

STROLLER. $10. Good condition. (860) 224-1122

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 MAPLE KITCHEN table with four chairs. Asking $30 or best. Tom (203)626-5217 MOVING! 10 pc patio furn, $250. Leather recliner chair, $100. Gas stove, $100. 3 end tables, $100. Maturity rocker, $75. Washer & dryer, $100/ea. Lawn mower, $100. BBQ griller, $100. Ent. center, light oak, $200 & more! Everything good cond! 203-7527841 weekdays after 4:30pm NEW QUEEN Mattress set in original plastic. $240.00 Call 860 584-5298

TABLE saw with stand by Black & Decker, 10in, 15amp. Never used. Already assembled. Still have original box. $75/firm. Call 203-235-1668 WOOD SKIDS free. Good for wood stove. Take. We are moving. 203-440-3973

YANKEES TICKETS 2 tickets to see the Yankees take on the Texas Rangers Wed. August 26, 7:05pm. Grandstand Section 420c, side by side seats behind home plate. $100. Private seller. 203-507-4259. Serious inquiries only!


BEDROOM SET - Twin Bed, Dresser, Desk w/Bookcase Top. $100. (860) 621-5278

SANYO FRIDGE, 3’x20”x20”, Good for dorm, den. $50. Call 203-237-7070

20” NEXT Enforcer boys BMX VG cond. $50. 203-237-3121

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

SHARP 10,000 BTU Portable air conditioners. Model CV-10NH, 1- new in box; $225. 1 -new, out of box, $175. Moving! Tom 860250-0016 (Meriden).

BOWFLEX “SPORT” Excellent Condition. Hardly used. Leg lift option and shoulder pulldown bars. Asking $450 or best offer. 203-630-6551


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 13, 2009 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144

All Ages and Levels Welcome


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



SWORDS HELMETS Flags, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT LEXMARK ink cartridges $20/each or best offer. Call 203-238-4131

ELECTRONICS 2 GAMEBOY Adv SP’s-case/ games/ charger. $35/2 for $55. 203-250-1627

RCA 5 Disc Automatic CD player w/remote $25.00 (203)2849558 evenings


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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION BUYS Buying Meriden & Wallingford items, kitchen bowls, collections, dolls, jewelry & advertisement items. 203-639-1002

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

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

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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.

203-235-8431 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS CLARINET Harmony Used 1 year. Exc. condition! $90.00 203-294-0766 PLAYER PIANO and 50+- rolls. $150 takes all. Call for info (860) 558-2684


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 Eastgate Commons 2 BR, completely remodeled. $750/month. 2 months security. (203) 605-8591 MERIDEN-1BR Crown Vlg. Heat & HW, storage, pool, assign prkg. Freshly painted. New carpeting. Lease & sec. $775 860-664-9608 MERIDEN. CROWN VILLAGE- 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, $895 + 1 month deposit, includes heat and hot water. Call 203-443-7299. 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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE Quiet country setting near Rte 10 (Minutes from I-691) 1 BR $850, 2 BR $950 both including h/hw. Sec & Ref. No pets. Call Debbie at 860-398-5425 CHESHIRE: Beautiful 1 & 2 BRs near town center. Modern, fully appl’d kit & bath, wood flrs, patio overlooking estate-like grounds. On-site mgmt. Laundry. Parking. No pets. Dakis Realty 203-2450101 DURHAM 2BR, 2nd flr apt for rent. No pets. $900. Security + utilities. Call for details (860) 349-9114 EAST HAVEN Charming country village w/ 1, 2 & 3 BR apts starting at $1170. Appls, WD hookup, swimming pool & fitness ctr. Call about bonus specials. 203-466-6000

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN 3BR, unfurnished. Charming. 1-yr lease. Washer/dryer. Off-street parking. 41 Bellevue St. 203-500-3332 Available next month. Private patio. Recently remodeled! $1,700

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio/1BR apts From $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 SOUTH MERIDEN- 1BR apt, 1st flr, appls, laundry facility. Off st. parking. No utilities. Security deposit. $675/mo. 203-2387562 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn studio, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823

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

WALLINGFORD-4BR, 2 full baths Victorian. Center of town. Hdwd flrs, off-st-parking, washer/dryer, prvt yard. Call 203-294-4428

MERIDEN 4 BR, 1.5 Ba, Lydale Pl, Hdwd floors. 1-yr lease, W/D, Garage, Cen H & AC, Fireplace, Lg Bsmt, Avail. Sept., $1,350 + Utils & Deposit, (Not Sec 8 apvd) Call 203.886.8555

MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN Extended Raised Ranch 3-4 BRs, 2 baths, Fam rm w/Fireplace. 2 car garage. Huge, private yard, end of cul-de-sac. Exc condition. 203-868- 5908

MERIDEN - Gale Avenue 2 BR 1.50 baths. 1st flr. $850. 2 BR, 3rd flr. $800/mo. utils incl. Clean, updated area. Both require 1 mo sec. No pets. 203- 634-1314

MERIDEN-3BR, 1.5 baths, beautifully remodeled Dutch Colonial with private yard/driveway. Utils not incld. Pets on approval. $1,375/mo. Avail 9/7. 203-752-7841 after 4:30pm

MERIDEN - Huge, Renovated 3BR apartment. 2nd floor. Clean & spacious. Section 8 approved. No pets. First & last month’s security. $1140 per month. Must see. Call 203-715-5829


MERIDEN 1 or 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 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 BRs, 5 rms, 2nd flr, large kit, appliances, washer, dryer, enclosed sunporch, garage, many upgrades. No pets. Sec dep. $900. (860) 276-0552 MERIDEN 2-3BR, 1st flr, Spacious, nicely remodeled. Hdwd fls. Laundry rm., appls incld. Off street park. Sherman Ave. 203634-6550

Meriden 2BR $650 Sm Studio-$450/ Lg Studio $500 Fully renovated, secure bldg. HW incl. New appls, on site laundromat & off st parking. Close to train station. Sec 8 Approved. Property Max 203-843-8006 860- 305-4361 MERIDEN 2nd Floor. 2BR, 5 RMs. 45 S. Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. No pets/smoking. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591 MERIDEN 3 BR LR, DR, Kitchen. 3rd floor. Balcony, storage. Clean. No pets. One month security. $950. 203-440-0751. MERIDEN 3 BR, 1st FL. Good location. Remodeled. Appliances, WD hookup. Off-st parking. No pets. Sec 8 Approved. $925. References. 203- 237-5802


P.S.2 Driving Force. Wheel, pedals. $35 203-237-7646

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MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR, 1st floor Stove & refrigerator included. $900 plus utilities. Section 8 Approved. (860) 833-3920 MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT OPEN HOUSE 41-43 MAPLE ST PLAINVILLE SAT 12 P.M. TO 4 P.M. SUN 12 P.M. TO 3 P.M. 1BR apts starting at $495/month to $515/month. No pets. 1 mo sec. Visit our open house or call for complete details. DIR: Rte 10 in Plainville to Maple St (near McDonalds).

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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!

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN FULLY FURNISHED 1 BR, Living Room, Kitchen, Private Bath. $675 Security & lease required. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN Lrg 1BR & LR, kit. Newly remodeled, HW flrs. $675/mo. No pets. Avail now. 203-500-9080/203-235-5364

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Spacious 2nd flr, 1BR apt. off st. parking. $650. 110 Colony St Leave message (860) 426-0658

WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse Apt. LR/DR Combo. W/D Hookup. Deck. Sec Dep $925 203-641-7010

MERIDEN-1BR, large rooms, large windows, off-st-parking. Very nice. 2 months security & credit check required. $675/mo No pets. 203-284-0597

MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr & 3BR, 3rd flr. Off st parking. W/D hookup. Newly remodeled. No pets. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN- 3BR, huge, 1st flr. Hdwd floors. Stove, Fridge, Washer & Dryer incl. 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

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.

MERIDEN-1BR apts available. Storage space available also. 203-213-3162 or 203-630-9481

MERIDEN room for rent. All utilities, shared kitchen, bath, furnished, yard. $550. Call (203) 265-5980, Lisa.

MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires August 31. For info 203-639-4868


MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $850, no utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2.

MERIDEN-1BR Immaculate- Off st. parking. Close to 691. 2 mos. sec. $600/mo. 203-294-4777

MERIDEN- 1BR & 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919.

SOUTHINGTON 1 Bedroom Apt. Near I-84. Appliances. security deposit & references. No smoking. No pets. 860-620-7648

WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 4 Rooms, 2nd Floor. WD hookup. Off street parking. No pets. $750/month. One month security. Available September 1. (203) 464-1620

MERIDEN Newly remodeled lge spacious 2BR, 1 Bath, new kit, new flrs. Off st parking. $800. (203) 417-1675

MERIDEN- 160 West Main St. 3BRs. Move right in. $850 per month. 1st mo. rent + security. Call (203) 843-5951

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

MERIDEN-2BR apt. at 22 Merritt Place. Nice area w/parking. $825/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-3BR, HW fl, new windows, BA, newly renovated. $1,000/mo.+sec. Sect 8 appr’d. 917-209-3476 or 347-427-2054 MERIDEN-Clean, quiet 1BR. $495/mo + utils. 1RM efficiecny, $395/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully applianced. Inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. Starting at $595/mo. Call CPI 860-2251570 (x1) PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919 SOUTHINGTON- 3BR, 2nd flr, $1075/mo. 2 mos. sec. Avail. 9/1. 860-538-5575

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 Christian St, 1BR, 4Rms, new hdwd floors. Please call 203-868-1087 WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $525. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD- 2BR, 1st flr, 5 rooms, central AC, W/D hookup, no smoking/pets. Credit check plus refs. $950 + utils. 203-376-2007 WALLINGFORD-1st fl, 2BR, 5 rm, EIK, new bath, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. No pets/ smoking. $1250 203-464-1847 WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1ST FLR No smoking. No pets. Security, references. $850. Available now! 203-215-9077 WALLINGFORD-4 Rms, newly painted, Hardwood flrs re-done. $800/month + utils & sec deposit. No smoking. No pets. 203-269-1426

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-Masonic home area, 2BR, 1st flr, stove & refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer avail. Avail 9/1. 203-284-0741 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 2nd flr, lge rms, clean, off st parking, trash pickup, w/d hookup. Sec, credit ck. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1200. 24 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa. WALLINGFORD. 68 Center St, 1 BR, 2nd flr, $730. 53 Cherry St, 1 BR, 2nd flr $750. 9 Guiel Pl, 1st flr, 1 BR, heat included, $775. 203-376-2160, Mike WALLINGFORD. Retail store front, 70 Center St. 1000 sq ft, oak flrs, tin ceiling. $975/mo. 203-376-2160, Mike

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR 2nd flr. Choate vic. Nice yard, off st parking. W/D hookup. $850 + sec. Available Sept 1st. 203-640-6308 WLFD-5Rms, 1st flr & 4Rms, 3rd flr w/appl’s. No off st-parking. No pets/smoking. 50 Washington St. $930 & $730/mo + utils. 203-915-5515 for appt WLFD. 1 BR apts including heat & hw. Lease, sec, no pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101



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.

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919

MERIDEN Expectional well maintained Col offers 3BR, 1.5BTH, formal DR with a great rm w/FP w/French doors that walk out to patio & private level backyard. Make this home yours! $219,900. Call Dawn (203) 235-3300


UNCONDITIONAL 45 DAY LISTING AGREEMENT You can cancel at anytime with no fees to you. I get paid when you get paid. AT CLOSING. Michelle Wininger, Realtor 860-707-5389

MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 MERIDEN Office Space Utilities, Parking, Internet Included Private Bath Carpet 650 SqFt 203-213-8589.

WALLINGFORD “New Listing” Use your imagination on this expandable 3BR Bungalow w/2c detached garage & additional lot included. House needs some work, but worth the time! $143,000

WALLINGFORD- Center of town, great location. Ideal for retail business. Call Bob Sprafke (203) 444-3407

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD 2,000 Square Feet of Garage Space. 3 Offices. Three 12’ Overhead Doors. Lease, security. 203-415-9886


WALLINGFORD Great for 1st time homebuyer or empty nesters. Expandable Ranch. Beautiful corner lot, mature landscaping, 3BR, EIK, HW flrs thruout, AC, wall unit, attic, fan, pfin basement. $222,000. Annemarie (203) 265-5618

Kathy (203) 265-5618


WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101.

ROOMMATES MERIDEN House to share. One BR available Use of kitchen, LR, etc. Deck. Heat, hot water & electric incl. Call 203-235-9492

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUG 16TH- 1PM-4PM 38 DRYDEN DR., MERIDEN For full details of updates and inside/outside slide shows visit: dalegreenbacker

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

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 CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN Large Furnished Room in private home. All utilities including cable. Share kitchen & bath. 203-440-0825 MERIDEN Room Available. Utilities included! $115/Wk. Available immediately. 203-2138589. MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

DURHAM Country living. Beautiful Colonial. Manicured lawn, 3BRS, 2 1/2 baths, 18 x32 bonus rm, 3car garage, FP, heated pool, utility shed with generator. $520,000. Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

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

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

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

WLFD Move those you love into this 3BR well maintained home. Great features include gleaming hdwd flrs, accessible kitchen w/dining area, manicured level yard & non-thru street. $239,900. Sue 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

MERIDEN Gorgeous 7rm Condo. Everything new within 4 years. Features 3BR, LR, kit, DR, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, finished lower level, first flr laundry. Too many extras to list $183,000. Call Sil Sala for details (203) 235-3300

Whether you’ve lost a ring, wallet or a Cocker Spaniel, a Marketplace ad can help track it.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 13, 2009




DRIVERS: School Bus - P/T. No Experience necessary/Will Train. 866-496-2726. Apply online at:

Durham Motor Route 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

50 mile route with 40 customers and 6 dealer drops. Approximately $200.00 Weekly profit. Call Circulation Department 203-634-3933 GENERAL HELP

GENERATION X Must enjoy loud music and be able to work with opp. sex

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OIL TRUCK FOR SALE 2800 Gallons. Get into the high profit buisness of selling and delivering heating oil. Call Helen at Tuxis Ohrs (203) 639-3513

HELP WANTED AUTOBODY PAINTER- Experience and certifications a must. 203-238-9846 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

No experience necessary! CUST SRVC/GENERAL HELP


SUMMER HELP START IMMEDIATELY We Need You! Positions avail in 5 departments for our 3 locations. Must be 18 or older & able to start as soon as tomorrow. CALL NOW!

All Callers Interviewed Positions will fill up Fast!

860-329-0316 DRIVER PT days, flex. schedule, Tues-Fri 10:30-4, Sat. 1-5. Dropping off light paperwork. Your vehicle, gas paid. Hourly + bonuses. 203-774-4916

Looking for fun/exciting guys & gals to work in factory outlet. Full time and perm work avail. No exp. nec. We train. ● Customer Service Reps ● Appointment Setters ● Manager Trainees


Manufacturing Branford & Wallingford areas 1st shift ● Manual Lathe (set up & oper) $15-$18/hr ● Mach oper w/Micrometer & Caliper exp $10+ ● Solderer/Assembler $10+ New applicants, please apply in person Mon-Thurs 8:3011am or forward resume to lizz.cryan@ or juan.andujar@ All applicants must be able to provide valid ID & pass all pre employment testing, have diploma or GED & reliable transp. (not bus accessible).

Monroe Staffing Services SURVEY TECHNICIAN Immediate Opening. Experience preferred. Salary based on experience. Call Cardinal Engineering Associates. 203-238-1969 Ext 111

860-329-0316 GYMNASTICS - Team Coaches, Tumbling & Class Instructors. Competitive Pay. CT Gymnastics / Wallingford 203-269-7464 HAIRSTYLISTS/BARBERS PT/FT For Cheshire Salon. Benefits plus health. Call Kyle 860-416-4100 or 1-800-216-5979 HVAC TECH Must have license, experience in oil, A/C, & installs. On-call night rotation, company van, full benefit package. Drug Screen req. Apply: Tuxis Ohrs, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT Attn: Helen. MACHINE OPERATOR, 2nd shift, temp to hire. Wallingford company will train individual with good mechanical skills, strong math aptitude and STABLE work history. $10.50. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 today. OFFICE POSITION to be avail the end of Sept. for busy office. P/T to F/T. Please apply within Plaza Service, 12 North Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford PAINTING- FT Painters and subcontractors for residential and commercial work. 800-7789885 x 1279

PT Customer Service Rep Needed 10-15 hours a week for phone QA surveys. Must have excellent verbal communication skills. Light data entry may also be required. Email resume to: or fax resume to 203-294-9737 Attn: Danielle. RECEPTIONIST PT For fast paced Hair/tanning salon. Tues, Thurs & Fri 9-5:30 Fax resume 203-634-7906

WORD Processor for busy law firm. Experienced, FT. Must have excellent typing & proofreading skills and be able to meet deadlines. Exc benefits. Fax resume to 203-639-3569

CAREER TRAINING & SCHOOLS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-4880386 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96

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.

Shift Electrical/ Electronic Technician Preferred qualifications and expectations for the potential candidate are: ●

Must have a working knowledge of safe work practices and have demonstrated safe work practices in the past, with a good safety record. Must have a desire to improve safety throughout the plant. Heavy Industrial electronics technician, a two-year associate degree in an electronics field a plus. Knowledge of PLCs, control systems, DC & AC motors, drives, and computers. Understands and can apply the safe working practices of NFPA 70E. Is a motivated self starter with a positive attitude and always a team player. Ability to interpret electrical and electronics schematics for repair, installation and maintenance of PLC controlled equipment. Have a good understanding of Mechanical and hydraulic systems. Position will work rotating 12 & 8 hr shifts.

This is a rotating shift position. A qualified individual must work all scheduled and non-scheduled (emergency) overtime, most weekends, holidays, and down days as scheduled. Those interested should log on to



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

COMPUTER Set-up, Troubleshooting & repair. System cleanings and updates. Low rates. Call 860-770-4893

FREE ESTIMATES Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106

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


203-494-1526 One Man’s Junk REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.


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

DUMPSTERS\careers\opportunities to send resume and complete a questionnaire.

Roll-Off Dumpsters

Bankruptcy Free Consultation

MEDICAL CAREERS BILLING DEPT- Part time in busy medical office handling insurance rejections and insurance follow-up. Exp. preferred. Please send resume to: Record Journal, Box 70M, 11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking candidates for a CNA position at Parker Farms Elementary School. CNA Certification required. 16 hours per week. $10.25 per hour. Contact the Personnel Office

(203) 949-6510 to receive an application. CNAS/HHAS needed to work ft/pt for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden. Transportation and phone essential. Bilingual applicants encouraged. Call 203-238-1441. DENTAL ASSISTANT- PT, Outgoing, energetic individual needed for progressive office. Exp. preferred but will train qualified applicant. Fax resume to 203-686-0378.

The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

The Best Care Is Coming Home IMMEDIATE OPENINGS AT VNA HEALTH RESOURCES/ VNA HEALTHCARE Greater Meriden Area HOMEMAKERS -Work 24hrs/wk for 6 months & earn an additional $1.00/hr increase! We need caring, dependable workers to provide housekeeping & care to elderly clients in their homes. Good housekeeping and home management skills are needed; 6 months homemaking experience preferred. Weekday hours, 8 am - 4 pm, Mon. - Fri. We pay your orientation, mileage (.55 cents per mile), and travel time. MUST HAVE CT driver's license AND your own reliable transportation. For more information on our homemaker positions, please call Lynda Romano, Human Resources, at (203) 573-1231 You may fill out an application at VNA HealthCare, 50 Brookside Rd or fax resume 203- 573-1803; or email your resume to EOE, M/F/D/V. We do background checks.

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 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

15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360


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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493


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


CARPET and upholstery cleaning. State of the art equip truck mount units. Call now for scheduling 203-269-9993.

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

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193 GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Grading & Lawn renovations, Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577


Thursday, August 13, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

FENCING CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060 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 UNITED FENCE Co. All types of fencing. Lic’d & ins’d. Free est. CT Reg 603790. (203) 634-1113



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


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

203-237-4124 an LLC co.

Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Carpentry, plumbing, elec, painting. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358

S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC 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

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

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



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

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

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


SAVE $300


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

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

Plumbing & Piping Contractor Specializing in both small & large jobs. CT Reg #204060. John 203-284-9744 Phone/Fax Cell: 203-500-5224

POWER WASHING C A L L FO R A U G U S T S P E C I A L S T H E P O W E R W A S H IN G K IN GS Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

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

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

Roofs R Us Family run for 42yrs Siding, seamless gutters, windows. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358 SAMMY Construction Quality Work. Carpentry, repairs, siding, roofs & more! 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481 CT# 619246

Gonzalez Construction

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

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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319 BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT# 619909. Call Today. Call 203-715-2301


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


203-237-7129 203-530-7041 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



WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

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


Empire Construction, LLC

CT Reg. #516790

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

Gonzalez Construction

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

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


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.


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

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

On Complete Bathroom Remodeling or Bath Liner Systems-installs over your old tub!

SAMMY Masonry-Since 1977. Concrete, stone, chimney, stucco. All masonry. CT 574337. Ins. 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481

WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.




800-890-8638 Ct Reg#569528


A&D MASONS, LLC - Brick, block, stone. Chimney repair, sidewalks, patios. Free estimate. Call 860-573-8091 Ct. Reg#611930


203-237-7129 203-530-7041

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


MOWING Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Comm /Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877



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.


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


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


PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

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

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

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

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


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

Shamock Roofing

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



Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

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HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991 FREE FILL-WALLINGFORD Call Rob at 203-913-4221 for location and details

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Bikers and skateboard- ers try their skills at the temporary skate park erected on Aug. 4 at Nor- ton Park. A permanent skate park was first...

Plainville Citizen 8-13-2009  

Bikers and skateboard- ers try their skills at the temporary skate park erected on Aug. 4 at Nor- ton Park. A permanent skate park was first...