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Volume 8, Number 32

Political slates are ready for campaign

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen The Republican and Democratic town committees have selected their political slates for the municipal election, set for Nov. 3 in Plainville. Meanwhile, officials with the 1st Independent Party of Plainville have decided not to put up a challenge slate of candidates because the two major parties have some new people, according to Jay Steeves, chairman of the 1st Independents. Endorsement of Republican candidates took place July 21, while the Democratic endorsement occurred July 23 at the Municipal Center, 1 Central Square. For Town Council, Republicans endorsed Daniel Hurley, Scott Saunders, Lee Toffey, Robert Anderson and Philip Cox. Councilwoman Helen Bergenty, a 14-year Republican member of the

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Longtime barber snips final haircut By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Reflecting on a 47-year career of being a local barber, George Mills, owner of the East End Barbershop, located at 14 Linden St., said he couldn’t guess on how many haircuts he’s given. However, Mills, 67, a second-generation barber whose father, Stanley Mills, now deceased, established the shop in 1939, has seen many changes.

He remembers when the General Electric plant nearby on Woodford Avenue had more than 2,800 employees and the Marlin Rockwell plant was located nearby, too. Today, GE has about 400 employees here and the Marlin Rockwell manufacturing complex has shut down and become the home of several recreational businesses and a banquet hall-restaurant. His last day cutting hair for men was July See Barber, page 4

Inside Back to School . . . 17-19 Best in Child Care. . . . . 9 Calendar . . . . . . . . 20-21 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Marketplace. . . . . . 34-39 Obituaries . . . . . . . 11, 16 Opinion . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . 33 Schools . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . 25-27

Readers’ Poll: Should campaigning for Election Day be limited to after Sept. 1? Total votes: 38 Yes: 19 (50%) No: 15 (39%) No opinion: 4 (11%)

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Kisluk files paperwork for Town Council candidacy By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Plainville resident John Kisluk, who is seeking to run as a petitioning candidate for Town Council in the Nov. 3 election, submitted his paperwork July 30, including signatures of local registered voters, to the Town Clerk’s Office at the Plainville Municipal Center. Kisluk said he and other citizens obtained the neces-

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father, Thomas Wazorko, who died March 25 after serving many years on the board. Republicans chose as candidates for constables are Gail Pugliese, Ezio Capozzi, Joanne Edman and Joel Boutwell. They will go against Democrats Tony Tarascio, Richard Ireland Jr., John Pater and Quinn Wazorko Christopher for the constable posts. Ireland is treasurer of the Democratic Party and chairman of the Recycling and Solid Waste Commission. Christopher is the sister of Democrat Party leader and Councilman Wazorko and Tabitha Wazorko Manafort, who is leaving the school board. Julia Underwood was selected as the Republican candidate for Library Board of Trustees. She will go against Democrat Patricia Fongemie, for a seat on the library board. Steeves said members of the 1st Independent Party decided not to put up a challenge slate because both the Dems and Republicans have some new candidates. The party has run several candidates in the last few municipal elections. Johanna Petit Chapman, a former Republican, was elected to the council, and her mother, Barbara Triano Petit, is on the library board. Steeves said his party has decided to sit out the upcoming municipal election, but will stay updated on issues that affect Plainville. He said the party will be meeting again soon to decide what to do for future elections.

coming campaign. Kisluk, 61, a retired plumber and pipe-fitter, said he considers it his duty to keep officials on their toes. To that end, he will continue attending major board meetings and writing letters to the editor. He estimates the campaign, which he described as “a grass roots effort,” will begin earnestly after Labor Day.


olyn Cronkhite, a local attorney, as the Dem candidates. Councilman Kirby Deegan has decided not to run for a third council term, instead running as a candidate for school board. At the GOP meeting, residents Stanley Graff, Joseph Passaretti and Myles Buckley were selected as the Republican candidates for school board. They are going against the Democratic candidates for Board of Education, including Becky Tyrrell, currently the board’s chairwoman; Cheryl Provost, a former member of the Downtown Beautification Commission who was tapped to fill the term of Arthur Hoerle; and Deegan, who decided not to run for council. Leaving the school board will be Tabitha Wazorko Manafort, who was chosen to fill the term of her

is going on behind the scenes. He wears many hats in Plainville. Kisluk is president of the Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville. Although he will be running as a petitioning candidate, he remains a Republican and supports many GOP candidates, including Edman, who is running for constable. Kisluk also is a member of the permanent building committee. He will continue to speak out at Town Council meetings and other forums. As an individual candidate with a limited budget, he said he realizes he has an uphill battle, but feels like a winner because he will be a candidate. He said he probably spend around $200 for his up-

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Bysiewicz. Kisluk said he was helped in gathering the signatures by Edman, Marilyn Shorette, Shirley Cavaliere, Marie Cassidy and Thomas Arcari Sr. He had until Aug. 5 to present the signatures and file the paperwork. A self-described “political watchdog” and a resident who remains critical of town government, Kisluk remains interested in advancing the rights of local taxpayers who want to shine a light on what


council, indicated she wouldn’t be running again. Hurley is the only Republican already on the council who is running again. Toffey is chairwoman of the Republican Party and ran for council in 2007. Saunders also was a candidate for council that year. In 2008, Saunders ran against Elizabeth A. “Betty” Boukus for the 22nd District Assembly seat. Joining them as Republican candidates are Robert Anderson, who ran for council in 2007 and Philip Cox. Democrats endorsed for council, incumbents Christopher Wazorko, Lynn Szach, Jason Rupaka and Robert Ciotto, who are joining Car-

sary signatures that would put his name on the ballot. Joined by supporter and fellow candidate Joanne Edman, Kisluk handed in 165 signatures, more than the 33 signatures state and local officials said must be submitted. The names of those who would like to see Kisluk run will be checked out by the registrars of voters and the paperwork will be sent to Secretary of the State Susan

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 6, 2009 and national issues, including sports, particularly baseball. The walls of his shop used to have sports photos, articles and materials from favorite area teams on them.

Barber Continued from page 1 30. Most of the equipment, furniture and accessories had already been removed in anticipation of the sale of the building on Linden Street. Mills said he didn’t know what will happen to the building and business that is located just south of Tom’s Restaurant. A lifelong Plainville resident, Mills said he is looking forward to playing golf and puttering around with some old automobiles. He said he plans to spend most of the year in Plainville, although he will stay in Florida for a couple of months to hit some fair weather golf courses in the Sunshine State. “It’s time to retire,” he said, looking around his shop. Mills said he will miss

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Barber George Mills awaits his last customer July 30 before starting his retirement after a 47-year career. A second-generation barber, Mills talked of the changes he’s seen in Plainville. cutting hair for his customers. He said when he started working, a haircut for an adult was $1.50. He and his

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Mills said he has enjoyed cutting hair and wanted to thank his customers. He hopes he will see many of his friends and customers while he is out and about.

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Susan Difrancesco, of Plainville, recently received a master’s degree in health care administration from the Simmons College School of Health Sciences in Boston.

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Suzanne Hoerle, daughter of Carolyn Hoerle of Plainville, and Christian Hoerle of Avon, has received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in animal science. Hoerle graduated with honors and was a member of the Commonwealth College, the Honors College of University of Massachusetts. She will be attending veterinary school at Colorado State University in August. She is a 2005 Plainville High

Springfield College The following Plainville students earned degrees from Springfield College, Mass. for studies completed in May 2009: Nicole Barrett, bachelor of science degree in pre-physical therapy; Timothy Hall, bachelor of science degree in biology; and Bridgit Lumley, bachelor of science degree in applied sociology.

LaSalle University Plainville resident, Jennifer Portante, graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia with a double major in English and philosophy. A graduate of Plainville High School, Portante was a

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writing tutor at the university and performed an internship with La Salle’s Office of University Communications. She is the daughter of Patricia and Thomas Portante.

Union College Christopher Boland, a Plainville resident and a 2005 graduate of Plainville High School, is a 2009 graduate of Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. He received a bachelor of arts degree in economics.

Dean College 2009 graduate Alexander Costos Poulos, of Plainville, graduated from Dean College in Franklin, Mass., with an associate’s degree in arts in liberal studies. Send us news about your graduate!

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Middle school students from local towns, including Plainville, were recognized at the Connecticut Association of Schools Scholar Leader Banquet. The event, sponsored by McDonald’s, honored Plainville Middle School students, Allison Fanguillo and Michael Constantini, third and fourth from left, for their academic and community service achievements.

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Residency policy strictly enforced cient, steps will be taken to exclude the student from continued attendance. The policy also outlines scenarios in which non- resident students may be allowed to attend Plainville schools without tuition. Non-resident students who do not meet the residency requirement or exception criteria may attend Plainville schools with authorization of the Superintendent, payment of tuition, and adherence to a number of conditions, including parental responsibility for student transportation. Under this provision, the Plainville Board of Education is not responsible for special education and related costs while the student is enrolled in Plainville schools, and non-resident tuition students are expected to adhere to school rules of conduct. The tuition rate for non-residents is set annually by the Plainville Board of Education. The rate for the 2009 to 2010 school year is $11,244 for grades 1 to 12, and $3,906 for kindergarten. The rate for non-resident special education students is calculated on an individual basis, based on actual services provided.

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Whitley Dozier, Plainville High School Class of 2009, was one of 39 Connecticut high school seniors who received $1,000 scholarships from the Comcast Foundation. The Comcast “Leaders and Achievers” Scholarship Program, one of the Comcast Foundation’s signature community investment programs, recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic achievement and a commitment to community service. “As the cost of college continues to rise, Comcast is proud to present these young people with the Comcast “Leaders and Achievers” Scholarship in recognition of their hard work, leadership and commitment to their


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This year’s honorees are catalysts for positive change in their communities and schools, participating in a wide variety of community service activities, such as helping to revitalize communities, mentoring and coaching younger students, volunteering at hospitals and participating in local blood, food and clothing drives and fundraising walks. Dozier will attend Elon University in Elon, N.C., in the fall to study education.

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As the 2009-10 school year approaches, Plainville Community Schools remains steadfast in its commitment to aggressively enforce the district’s residency policy. The policy, created in 1989 and updated in 2004, provides specific guidelines and procedures regarding the acceptance of students into the school district. The residency policy ensures that educational services are provided solely to Plainville students and those who have been granted permission to attend school in the district in accordance with the conditions defined in the policy regulations. Through enforcement of the policy, Plainville Community Schools maximizes the extension of educational resources to Plainville residents and minimizes the impact of additional non-resident students on the school system. According to the policy, any parent or legal guardian wishing to enroll a child in the Plainville public school system must submit proof of residency within the town of Plainville. In the case of a school aged child who is residing with a relative in Plainville other than a parent or guardian, all parties are required to sign a sworn affidavit attesting to the fact that the child’s residency in Plainville is intended to be permanent. If evidence of residency is not deemed suffi-

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Thirty-nine Connecticut students, including Plainville High School graduate Whitley Dozier, received Leaders and Achievers Scholarships at a ceremony held at the State Capitol. From left to right are, Joseph Waz, of the Comcast Foundation, Tony Dozier, her father, Whitley Dozier, Wanda Ward, her mother, and Doug Guthrie and Michael Parker, both of Comcast.

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Dean’s Lists

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Students achieve dean’s list status

Students at the Middle School of Plainville were recognized for their Excellence in Academics and Citizenship at an afternoon tea with faculty, staff and parents.

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

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dents earned at least six collegiate credits and achieved a 4.0 grade point average in all coursework taken in the 15week semester. Michael T. McCarthy, a freshman at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, has earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester and the spring 2009 semester. He is a 2008 graduate of Plainville High School. Briarwood College in Southington has announced Denise Lank, of Plainville, made dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester. Lyndsay Mallon and Nicholas Healy, of Plainville, made the honors list.

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On April 28, the town budget was passed at referendum. The town budget included a Board of Education budget amount of $32,446,447 – or a 0.54 percent increase compared to the current year. This final budget reduced the BOE’s 2009 to 10 approved budget of $33,482,988 by $1,036,541. The BOE met on June 1 to discuss options for reducing the $1,036,541 amount from the original budget set by the board earlier in the year, and ultimately approved the final budget plan at the regularly scheduled BOE meeting on June 8. A number of employee groups agreed to wage and benefit concessions in an attempt to reduce the impact on educational resources. The administrators agreed to a five-day furlough, elimination of their tax-sheltered annuity payments for one year and a health-savings account benefit option. The custodial union and other non-bargaining employees agreed to a wage freeze. The superintendent and other non-bargaining administrators did not seek a salary increase. As a result of these concessions, the district saved $135,000, however a number of additional reductions from the current level of services were made to meet the fiscal year 2010 budget appropriation. Under the plan, 11 full-time equivalent teaching positions will be eliminated (three through retirement), one maintenance position will be eliminated through retirement, one-half of two full-time equivalent office professional positions will be eliminated, as well as an in school suspension paraprofessional and one monitor at the high school. Programmatically, Reading Recovery training and the Bushnell Program have been cut. In addition, both fall cheerleading and indoor track at the high school have been eliminated, as well as intramurals at both the middle school and high school. Also, the district will no longer continue offering late bus service. Finally, a number of school supply accounts, facilities items and professional development and travel funding have been eliminated from the budget.

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Faith Briefs

Bible camp fun Thrift shop takes break

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Toddlers try their hand at easy arts and crafts project during the summer Bible camp being held this week at A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St.

Youngsters in the primary grades class make new friends. The church camp, which is for children and adults, continues until Friday with a picnic on Saturday for participants in Norton Park.

The Thrift Shop at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., will be closed for a summer break beginning Saturday, Aug. 8 and will reopen Wednesday, Aug. 26. The Thrift Shop needs volunteers to work occasionally. It is not necessary to be a member of the church to volunteer. For more information, visit the Web site or call (860) 7472418.

Congregational Church events The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., will offer a trip Sunday, Aug. 23 to Rock Cats Faith and Family Day at New Britain Stadium. The Rock Cats will host the Reading Phillies. Tickets are $5 per person. Children will get to run the bases after the game and there will be a post-game Christian rock concert. The public is welcome. For more information, contact the church office at (860) 7471901 or visit

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Methodist church events Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is offering several events: Tuesday, Sept. 1 — Woman’s Club of Plainville meets, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 — Sunday School Rally Day Friday, Sept. 18 - American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m. To make an appointment, call (800) GIVE LIFE, (800) 448-3543.

Fall worship schedule On Sunday, Sept. 6, the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will switch to the fall worship time of 10 a.m. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-2328.

Holy Cross Church festival The Holy Cross Church, 31 Biruta St., New Britain, will offer the Parish Festival on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 6 p.m., on the Pope John Paul II School grounds rain or shine. The festival is a fundraiser for the church. Crafters, quilters and vendors are wanted for the festival. Participants will be accepted on a firstcome, first-served based on a completed application and

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The Annual Pork Roast Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. Tickets are adults $12; children 5 to 12 $6; and under 5 free. Tickets will go on sale in September. As in the past, people can donate a ticket to serve someone who otherwise would not be able to attend. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-2328.

Crafters wanted

The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is having a craft/vendor fair Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications for the Sleigh Bells Craft/Vendor Fair are available by calling the church office at (860) 747-2328 or Donna Burns at (860) 7471262 for more information.

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Marsha Forrest Marsha L. (Parsons) Forrest, 52, of Bristol, wife of Allan W. Forrest, died July 23, 2009 at Bristol Hospital. She was born March 30, 1957, in Southington and was a daughter of the late Albert J. and Marion (Cole) Parsons. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and prior to retiring, she was employed for 15 years at the Wallace Barnes Division of the Barnes Group, Bristol. She was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church, Bristol, where she was previously a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed family get-togethers and backyard picnics. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, William A. Forrest, of Bristol; a daughter, Kelly Forrest, of Plainville; two brothers, Donald Munette, of San An-

tonio, Texas, and William Munette, of Middletown; two sisters, Jacqualyn Parsons, of Bristol, and Debora Farley, of Terryville; two grandchildren, Alicia Quirion and William A. Forrest, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Troy Quirion Jr., and two sisters, April Jones and Kathy Ann Begin. Funeral services were held July 27, 2009, at Prospect United Methodist Church, Bristol. Burial followed at Forestville Cemetery, Forestville. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Funk Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Robert Francis Sr. Robert “Bob” B. Francis Sr., 83, a resident of Burlington for over 53 years and former resident of Plainville, died peacefully at his home July 25, 2009. He was born June 30, 1926, in Bristol; he was the son of the late Leno Jack and Amelia Mary (Faitello) Fran-

ton; his daughters, Julie Tardi and her husband, Leo, of Muskegon, Mich., Joyce Francis, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Leo Francis. The funeral was held July 29, 2009, at Bailey Funeral Home. Burial followed at West Cemetery, Plainville. Memorial donations can be to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 1 Union St. Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.

cis. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Dickman) Francis. His dedication to his family and his country was the focus of his life. At an early age, he joined the United States Navy to serve during World War II and bravely participated in the D-Day campaign. Soon after the service, he found the love of his life Dorothy and together they started a family. Every day together was a blessing and they shared 48 years of laughter, joy and tears until her passing in 2003. He was a hard working employee for 38 years at TRW providing his skills as a machinist until retirement in 1984. And retirement is what he enjoyed best. Reading or just spending a leisurely day sitting on his porch is how you could usually find him. Any traveling was to see his family and friends. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sons, Robert B. Francis Jr., of Watertown and Eric Francis and his wife, Valerie, of Burling-

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Health Briefs Blood drive at church Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will have an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, Sept. 18, from 1:45 to 6:45 p.m. To make an appointment, call (800) GIVE LIFE, (800) 448-3543.

Sibling class on Aug. 8 A program for siblings will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Bristol Hospital. Future brothers and sisters ages 21/2 through 11 are invited to participate in this class. Children will learn basic baby care, participate in play activities and take a tour of where their mommy will stay while in the Hospital. Children should bring a doll or teddy bear to class. Pre-registration is re-

quired. Visit or call InfoLink at Bristol Hospital at (860) 5853661. The cost of the program is $10 per child.

Breastfeeding workshop Families Are First, Bristol Hospital’s prepared childbirth program, will present a prenatal breastfeeding workshop on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Bristol Hospital, Brewster Road, Bristol. The workshop will present information on all aspects of breastfeeding and is designed for women who are deciding if they should breastfeed and for those who have already made the decision. Fathers or significant others are welcome. The cost of the program is $35 per couple, including book and breakfast. To register or for more information,

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Letters to the Editor Grandbois critical of local Republicans 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

CONTACT US Editorial:.................................(860) 410-1855 Advertising:............................(860) 410-1855 Fax:...........................................(860) 410-1859 Published every Thursday. Delivered by mail to all of the homes and businesses in Plainville – 06062. The Plainville Citizen is published by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. General manager – Michael F. Killian

Government Meetings

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

ter, 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.

To the editor: Just a few weeks ago without much fanfare the Plainville Republican Town Committee put together their slate of candidates for the November elections. One would ask, “Who cares?” Summer is finally here and let’s worry about the fall in the fall. I got my tax bill and I am paying $1 a month more. I should be doing cartwheels but I know this year’s budget is just a house of cards, put together by politicians to get re-elected. I am proud of the police and teachers seeing through the smoke and mirrors. Mr. Robert E. Lee, town manager, and Dr. Kathleen Binkowski, superintendent of schools, took their raises in October and told everybody to freeze putting a gun to their heads threatening to pull the trigger and lay off personnel. The upcoming budget coming up right after the election is going to come down to completely destroying the infrastructure of the town or keeping services and quality education on a large tax increase. We need leadership now more than ever. We need the reins to be pulled on Mr. Lee. How long can he keep moving money around before he runs out, including waiting for stimulus money rather than having sound fiscal policies. What happened to the Plainville conservatives? What happened to our freedom of speech at town hall meetings? The largest turnout for a referendum in decades was for the purchase of the airport and funded by

outsiders. Why have we not bought the airport yet? Our little town is rapidly turning into a private little club with just a few families pulling the strings. A candidate came forward after learning that no one on the Republican Town Committee could find candidates for the Board of Education positions; a candidate that has spent years as a tutor at the high school; a candidate who volunteers to read to children at Wheeler and Toffolon schools, and a dedicated candidate who keeps statistics for all the high school football games and girls softball games and a candidate that has many years doing town budgets and knows the ins and outs of a budget. The night of the meeting, three unknowns come out of the woodwork, handpicked by the bosses. The deserving candidate loses and it was like he was never there. What happened? He could not pledge his allegiance to Helen Bergenty and the bosses — the Puglieses. Tom Arcari Sr. was tossed away like garbage. Someone asked what the vote count was for the nominees. He was told to mind his own business as the bosses ruled that no one needs to know what the vote was. We are in power and Tom is out, so go away or we will destroy you with rumors like we have others in the past. I am ashamed that I was once part of that group that is now full fledged RINOS — Republican In Name Only. Andre Grandbois Plainville The writer is a former member of the Town Council.

Tell us about your trip! The Plainville Citizen welcomes submissions for “Citizens on the Go” — articles and photographs of Plainville residents’ visits to interesting places. In your write-up, tell us the five W’s — who went, what you did, when you traveled, where you visited, why you chose that destination. Articles and photos can be sent to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062, or e-mail


Thursday, August 6, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Letters to the Editor Refinancing debt saves money To the editor: The referendum issue for refinancing the town’s bonding debt for the Plainville Commons was very simple “Should the Town be authorized to refinance at a lower interest rate (from the current 7.125 percent to about 4 percent) to save the town’s taxpayers over $700,000 via reduced interest payments?” It was not substantially more complex than Mr. John Kisluk refinancing his own home. Any candidate for municipal office owes the voters an explanation as to why he/she supported or opposed any public issue, especially issues directly impacting taxpayers. Since $744,000 in reduced interest payments does impact taxpayers, I feel it is fair to have asked Mr. Kisluk to give the voters his financial rationale for opposing the refinancing. Clearly, Mr. Kisluk’s July 30 letter fails to provide any reason for his opposition to saving the taxpayers $744,000. Instead, he must get information from a financially knowledgeable attorney. I believe Mr. Kisluk never understood the referendum question, never bothered to get the information to understand the question but was, nevertheless, adamant in his opposition to the question. Mr. Kisluk “understands” that the bond refinancing has not yet been transacted and “thinks” the town did not reduce the term of the bonding.

The simple facts, available via public record, are that the bond refinancing was effective over two years ago, May 25, 2007, at interest rates ranging from 3.65 to 4.0 percent with a reduction in the term of the bonding obligation with net savings to the town in excess of $744,000. On the proposed change to fire and safety inspection fees, either Mr. Kisluk fails to understand my explanation or simply chooses to distort it. To clarify for him, one more time, to date no business, resident or Economic Development Agency member had expressed any opinion on the proposed fee changes. Consequently, any opinion I may voice to the Town Council would be solely that of a private citizen. In the instance cited by Mr. Kisluk, the Economic Development Agency was asked for an opinion on the parking lot and gave it on an official basis. Unlike Mr. Kisluk, I will not use personal insults because such behavior adds nothing to the issue. Val E. Dumais Plainville The writer is chairman of the Plainville Economic Development Agency.

Dumais out of line in Kisluk criticism To the editor: I read with great interest a recent letter from Mr. Val Dumais accusing Mr. John Kisluk of maligning his character. I feel I must respond to Mr. Dumais’ letter as he es-

tablished his character in my opinion years ago when he had me thrown off the Plainville Democratic Town Committee for speaking out against the Democrats. I was always under the impression that the Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Speech, etc. gave this right to all Americans regardless of their party affiliations, etc. Mr. Dumais, if in fact you are a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, your head should still be hanging in shame for your actions of years ago. Even if you were not in your position in the town commission, it gave you no right to act in the manner you did bypassing a Plainville registered Democrat of his freedoms and liberties. You have a great deal of gall to accuse anyone of maligning your character in any way shape or form as your actions and words do this for yourself. Although I expect a great deal of harsh criticism from you, your family and cohorts, your action of several years ago speak for themselves and cannot be defended by anyone who believes in the Democratic process, The Bill of Rights and The U.S. Constitution. It was your actions, supported by your friends on the town committee, that soured my taste against Plainville Democrats and in spite of your actions I refuse to change my party affiliation as I believe Plainville voters should know that there is a Democrat who is totally against the system the Democrats have formed in Plainville. Spend-

Letters policy The Plainville Citizen intends to present a forum for the lively exchange of ideas and issues. To facilitate the publication of your contributions, several guidelines should be followed. Letters to the editor must be signed, with a telephone number included. The writer will be called to confirm authorship. No anonymous letters will be printed. Letters must be no longer than 600 words. Every effort will be made to print all letters received. However, the selection and date of publication will be at the discretion of the editor. The opinions expressed by our letter writers are not necessarily those of this newspaper. We receive the right to edit all letters. Only two letters from the same writer will be considered for publication monthly. The deadline is Monday noon to be considered for Thursday publication. Letters may be e-mailed to; sent to The Plainville Citizen, 333 East St., Plainville, CT 06062; or faxed to (860) 410-1859. For more information, call The Plainville Citizen at (860) 410-1857.

ing is so far out of control since the Democrats took office again and to top it off they have the audacity to even consider a “blight ordinance” when one of the biggest blights and hazards in this town is their downtown beautification project, which is nothing more that a series of major accidents waiting to happen. I speak as an experienced accident investigator, with years of experience with the New Britain Police Department, which is a much larger municipality than ours. When I inquired of our present town manager as to whether or not any police officers, or accident investigators, were on the Downtown Beautification Committee, I was told there were none. I would think this would be a must if the committee’s prime concern was safety of Plainville drivers and pedestrians, but apparently not. One of the greatest hazards is the new driveway exiting from town hall, where turns are not restricted even though oncom-

ing traffic has a “right on red” capability. Additionally the taxpayers have become saddled with a “municipal airport” that brings nothing into the town as all monies earned are placed in an FFA fund for future improvements. When the Democrats told us that they would receive $77,000 or more in rental fees, they failed to tack on this dainty little tidbit. In expecting to receive much controversial response to this letter, I feel I have amassed sufficient information to support what I feel free to exercise which is my right to my opinion and my right to free speech and free choice. It is for this reason that this registered Democrat is supporting the election of an entire new slate of Town Council members and appointees they see fit to replace. Henry Syskowski Plainville

Henry Syskowski is a former member of the Democratic Town Committee.

Town Council cancels the Aug. 17 meeting By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

The Town Council, citing a slower summertime agenda, voted Monday to cancel its Aug. 17 meeting, the second time during the summer a meeting will be canceled. Council Chairman Christopher Wazorko said board traditionally cancels or postpones meetings in July or August. The July 7 meeting was canceled because of possible vacation conflicts. At least three members of the council have indicated they will be away or busy Aug. 17. Wazorko said it was probably easier to cancel the meeting and move the agenda items to the next scheduled meeting, which will be held Sept. 8 because of Labor Day. During July and August, several town boards do not meet. The Board of Education doesn’t hold meetings during those months and will pick up Sept. 14 where it left off. The Conservation Commission also goes on a summer hiatus and has decided to resume meetings Sept. 10. Officials said canceling various summer meetings hasn’t posed a problem for Plainville, especially since more meetings were held during March, April and May because of the town budget process. The council regularly meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Municipal Center, 1 Central Square.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 6, 2009

Obituaries Regina Ouellette

Regina (Martin) Ouellette, 86, of Bristol, wife of Leo E. Ouellette, died July 27, 2009, at Sheriden W o o d s Health Care Center. She was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Van B u r e n , Maine , and was a daughter of the late Fred and Agnes (Bourgoin) Martin. She resided in Bristol most of her life and was employed at the General Electric Company, Plainville, for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of St. Ann Church and the Ladies of St. Ann Society. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Diane R. and Donald Pelletier, of Bristol; eight brothers, Rosaire, Bertrand, Clarence, Armand and Freeman Martin, all of Bristol, Gilbert Martin, of Carney Point, N.J., Roger Martin, of East Hartford, and Clayton Martin, of Terryville; three grandchildren, Tammy Pelletier, Donald Pelletier Jr. and his wife Jamie, and Jamie Pelletier and his wife, Susan; four greatgrandchildren; and several

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Raymond Faryniarz Raymond Anthony Faryniarz, 69, of Plainville, died in his home on July 26, 2009. He was born Oct. 10, 1939, in New Britain to the late Stanley and Agnes (Wisniewski) Faryniarz. Before retiring, he had worked at the post office as a clerk for 36 years. He is survived by his son, Raymond Faryniarz and his wife, Darlene, of Prospect; two daughters, Amy Gagne and her husband, Michael, of Bristol, and Rachel Faryniarz, of Kensington; two grandchildren, Thomas Faryniarz and Nicole Gagne; two brothers, Edward Faryniarz, of Harwinton, and Anthony Faryniarz, of Summersville W.Va.; and three sisters, MaryAnn Consorte, of Terryville, Florence Procko, of Bristol, and Patricia Valiente, of Waterbury.


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Katherine McLeod Katherine D. Bonomi McLeod, 87, of Harrisburg, N.C. and formerly of Southington, died July 27, 2009, in Huntersville, N.C. She was the wife of the late Clyde M. McLeod Sr. She was born May 8, 1922, in Southington, the daughter of the late Ferdinando and Mary (Lavorgna) Bonomi. She lived in Southington until moving to North Carolina two years ago to be with her son and his family. She retired from the International Silver Co., which was located in Meriden. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clyde Jr. and Ann Marie (Dunn) McLeod and grandson Ryan, all of Harrisburg, N.C.; three brothers, Louis, of San Diego, Calif., Frederick and wife, Margaret, and John, all of Southington; two sisters, Louise Beaudoin and husband, Donald, of Plantsville, and Lena Logan and husband, Gene, of Plainville; a very special friend Henry No-

vak, of Wallingford; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Anthony, Alexander and Richard; and two sisters, Mary Martin and Julia DeLucantonio. The funeral was held July 31, 2009, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church, Southington for a funeral Mass. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations `may be made to the Victory Junction Camp, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317.

Charles Martin Charles John Martin, 88, of Kensington, died July 28, 2009, at Ledgecrest Convalescent Home, Kensington. He was the son of the late Charles W. and Edith (Brotherton) Martin and was the loving husband of Mary (Havens) Martin of 62 years. He was retired from Pratt & Whitney after being employed as a tool inspector for 40 years. He was a member of Saint Paul Church, president

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Library Briefs As summer winds down and school approaches, there are many activities for children to do at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1450.

Library hosts American Girls The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will host American Girls on Monday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1450.

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Each Tuesday, the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will host game time in the Children’s Department from 3:30 to 5 p.m. There will be no game time on Aug. 18. Children of all ages can join the library to play games such as “Dance, Dance Revolution,” “Rock Band,” and “Candyland.” People can also bring their own games. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1450.

Library, 56 E. Main St., on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. Children in grades three and four are welcome. For information, call (860) 793-1450.



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Acting in Faith — Vacation Bible School continues until Friday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Reedemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St. This year’s theme is “Acting in Faith.” The program is for people of all ages, including adults. Children will participate in activities such as arts and crafts, singing and learning skits in addition to

hearing a Bible story and discussing related topics. The skits will be performed Friday evening. Participants are welcome at the picnic planned for Saturday, Aug. 8 at Norton Park. For more information, call Rayla Mattson at (860) 839-5001. 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. Church camp — Church of the Bible, 160 W. Main

St., is continuing the free Bible camp, “Under Construction,” for children ages 4 to 13. Camp is held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-1691 or e-mail Library book sale — The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will continue the Summer Madness Book Sale until Friday, Aug. 14 in the library lobby during regular summer hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The regular large book sale scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 11

and 12 will go on as planned. Prices at the Summer Madness Book Sale for hardcover books and videotapes are three for $1, audio tapes are five for $1. All proceeds will benefit the library, 56 E. Main St. Nature walks on Thursdays — Guided nature walks on Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. will be held at Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, off Route 177, North Washington St. by Ruth S. Hummel and Sue Holcomb. For more information, call (860) 7470081. Play and learn— Through a collaboration

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Louis Toffolon Elementary School recently held the annual talent show, under the direction of music teacher Kenneth Quesnel. The show, run entirely by Toffolon students, featured more than 50 performers and 12 stage crew workers. Top left photo, Ashley and Myranda LaPira sing. Top right photo, Hannah Barger, Olyvia Sciaraffa and Madison Liistro display their artistic talents. The event also featured a student group performance.

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, August 6, 2009 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. This is open to Plainville residents and is free. For more information, call PFRN at (860) 793-6304 or (860) 793-1450.



Acting in Faith — Vacation Bible School continues until Friday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Reedemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St. This year’s theme is “Acting in Faith.” The program is for people of all ages, including adults. Children will participate in activities such as arts and crafts, singing and learning skits in addition to hearing a Bible story and discussing related topics. The skits will be performed Friday evening. Participants are welcome at the picnic planned for Saturday, Aug. 8 at Norton Park. For more information, call Rayla Mattson at (860) 8395001. Church camp — Church of the Bible, 160 W. Main St., is continuing the free Bible camp, “Under Construction,” for children ages 4 to 13. Camp is held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-1691 or e-mail Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. For information, contact Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090.

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Fun with martial arts — A special event, “Fun with Martial Arts” taught by Kevin Sullivan, will be held Friday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 3 p.m., for children ages 4 to 11 at Norton Park, South Washington Street. It was rained out last week. 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: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The regular large book sale scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 11 and 12 will go on as planned. Prices at the Summer Madness Book Sale for hardcover books and videotapes are three for $1, audio tapes are five for $1. All proceeds will benefit the library, 56 E. Main St. Spring Choral festival video — On Thursday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m., at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., there will be a video showing of the Senior Center Choral Group that participated in a choral festival at the Wallingford Senior Center. For more information, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.



Acting in Faith picnic — Participants in the Reedemer’s A.M.E. Vacation Bible School will be invited to Norton Park for a picnic on Saturday, Aug. 8. For more information, call Rayla Mattson at (860) 8395001. 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. Bible camp picnic — Church of the Bible, a nondenominational church located at 160 W. Main St., is having a picnic Saturday, Aug. 8, from noon to 5 p.m., at Norton Park. This event is for children who participated this week in the “Under Construction” Bible Camp and their families. For more information, call the church office, (860) 7471691, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or email the church office at



Library book sale — The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will continue the Summer Madness Book Sale until Friday, Aug. 14 in the library lobby during regular summer hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The regular large book sale scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 11 and 12 will go on as planned. Prices at the Summer Madness Book Sale for hardcover books and videotapes are three for $1, audio tapes are five for $1. All proceeds will benefit the library, 56 E. Main St.



Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 women’s auxiliary hold open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. For more information, call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Civil Air Patrol — The 186 Composite Squadron, formerly the Charles K. Hamilton Composite Squadron, meets Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Southington Armory on Woodruff Street in Southington. For information, call Thomas Litwinczyk, (860) 965-3796 or visit the Web site Game time — Each

Tuesday, the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will host game time in the Children’s Department from 3:30 to 5 p.m. There will be no game time on Aug. 18. Children of all ages can join the library to play games such as “Dance, Dance Revolution,” “Rock Band,” and “Candyland.” People can also bring their own games. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1450. Library book sale — The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will continue the Summer Madness Book Sale until Friday, Aug. 14 in the library lobby during regular summer hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The regular large book sale scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 11 and 12 will go on as planned. Prices at the Summer Madness Book Sale for hardcover books and video-

tapes are three for $1, audio tapes are five for $1. All proceeds will benefit the library, 56 E. Main St. Plainville Greenway Alliance — A trail design workshop will be held at 7 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Subject will likely include research on the existing conditions of trail issues in the center and north of the center and ideas for soliciting the issues for those who were not able to attend the first workshop. For more information, contact Jim Cassidy, (860) 324-8416.



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. Library book sale — The Friends of the Plainville Public Library will continue the Summer Madness Book Sale until Friday, Aug. 14 in the library lobby during regular summer hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices at the Summer Madness Book Sale for hardcover books and videotapes are three for $1, audio tapes are five for $1. St. Philip House golf tournament — A golf tournament to benefit St. Philip House in Plainville will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington. at 11 a.m. Registration fee is $145. For information, call St. Philip House, (860) 793-2221, ext. 11 or Karen Caron, (860) 793-0738.

Nutmeg TV Channel 5 Thursday, Aug. 6 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. 7 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 Saturday, Aug. 8 5:00 Tai Chi 5:30 Power of Pentecost 6:00 Gardening In Connecticut 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. 9 5:00 Joyful Sounds 6:00 True Vine Victory Hour 7:00 The Singing Doctor 7:30 My Kind of Town: Autism 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: Jerome Betts/Asthma Monday, Aug. 10 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: Topper Returns Tuesday, Aug. 11 5:00 Diabetes Update 5:30 My Hope 6:00 Ukranian 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 House of Virtuous Women 10:30 History Re-Discovered Wednesday, Aug. 12 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. 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!

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, August 6, 2009

Senior Happenings Bus goes door to door 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.

The shopping bus provides door-to-door transportation to shopping destinations on Mondays. The bus picks up passengers at their home and drops them off at the front doors of the stores. Riders should call the center 11 a.m. on the Friday before they want to ride the bus. The bus starts picking up at 9:30 a.m. The bus will pick up at the store at 12:30 p.m., except on the days the bus goes to the Westfarms or Meriden malls, when pickups will be at 4:15 p.m. A handicapped bus is available, but passengers need to call the senior center and let them know a bus is

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The Plainville Seniors’ Bowling League will start its next 35-week season on Monday, Aug. 24. New Bowlers are welcome. The league meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. For information, contact Frank Robinson, Bowling League president, at (860) 747-2918.


Thursday, August 6, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center will be held at the following locations next week: G = green room at the senior center; W = Woodmoor community room at housing; L = library; X = lounge at the senior center; S = Sunset community room housing; C = computer lab at the senior center; T = Torrant House. If a program has no letter next to it, that program will still be held at the senior center. Monday, Aug. 10 Walking in the center, 9 a.m., G Shopping bus, 9:30 a.m. Contemporary issues, 10 a.m., G Line dance, 10 a.m., G Pool tournament, noon. Setback, 1 p.m., G Beginner knit/crochet, 1 p.m., W Movie, 3:30 p.m., G Tuesday, Aug. 11 Walking in the center, 9 a.m., G Nurse, 9:15 a.m. Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m., G Ladies billiards, 10 a.m. Blood pressure, 11 a.m.

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Circle group, 12:30 p.m., W Pinocle, 1 p.m., X Wii bowling, 1 p.m., G Open bridge, 1 p.m., C Strength training, 2:15 p.m., G Café meeting, 3 p.m. Movie, 3 p.m.

Four generations gathered recently at the baptism of Aubrey Elizabeth Brainard. Pictured here, from left to right, is grandmother, Debra Maselek, of East Hartford; great-grandmother, Marilyn Sevigny, of Plainville; baby Aubrey, and mother, Trisha Brainard, both of Andover.

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The 28th Plainville Chamber of Commerce “Get Acquainted Golf Outing” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Tunxis Plantation Country Club, Towne Farm Road, Farmington. Shotgun/ scramble play begins at 11 a.m. Registration fee of $150 includes 18 holes of golf with a shared cart, lunch and dinner at Tunxis Plantation. Sponsorships are available. Raffles prizes for an additional fee will be at the end of the golf event. For more information, call the chamber office at (860) 747-6867.


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Coach content with tourney run By Sam Dostaler Special to The Citizen The Plainville Junior Little League All-Stars’ season came to a disappointing end last week with an 8-2 loss to North End-Bridgeport. With the win, North End stayed in the hunt for the state title. Plainville, the defending state champion, finished third this time around, and along the way, claimed the District 5 championship. “In order to beat Bridgeport you have to play perfect baseball. They are a very good team and you can’t take anything away from them. That being said, we didn’t play our best baseball today; we gave them extra outs, and


Season kicks off for Colts

they capitalized. We had opportunities to put runs on the board, but we didn’t get the job done. When we are playing our best baseball, I will put us up against any team in the state,” Plainville manager Tim DeJohn said. “This year, we had basically a brand new team from last year’s team that won the state championship. They had a lot of expectations after last year, and they pretty much lived up to those expectations. To make it as far as they did is a great accomplishment and something they should be proud of. “I have enjoyed working with them and appreciate their efforts this season, and look forward to watching them play in the future.” North End took a 2-0 lead See All-Stars, next page

Locals already getting in shape for hoop season By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Sure, Plainville is a “baseball town”, but there a quite a few basketball players in the mix, as well. Local hoop players of various abilities have been pounding the hardwood this summer. The Blue Devil Basketball Clinic for girls and boys in grades 3 through 9, held last month, drew 30 players, the Plainville High School boys basketball team, competing in a summer league, has a 13-man roster, and last week, the Parks and Recreation Department held a clinic for boys and girls in grades 3 through 7 — 16 players attended. Also, outdoor courts in town have seen a lot of action this summer. All those things are positive signs for the future of Plainville Basketball.

PHS boys hoop coach Marc Wesoly believes his team can be a contender at the state level if interest in basketball continues to grow in town. “It’s definitely moving forward — slowly,” Wesoly said of his program. “But we are moving. And that’s how you win in the long run.” Wesoly is confident that PHS boys basketball can excel. He has already seen a similar story unfold at the high school. Former PHS girls basketball coach Lisa Mandeville led her team from the doldrums to a state championship and three conference titles during her 14-year tenure, which ended in 2008. “She was in my shoes when she first started,” Wesoly said. See Hoop, page 27

Plainville Colts youth football teams began preparing for the season, Aug. 1. Pictured: Local players go through drills Monday night at Norton Park. Plainville High School football coach Rocky Gagliardi helped oversee the action. See page 26 for more. Citizen photos by Nick Carroll


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 6, 2009

Colts begin season with help from the Blue Devils By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

NFL teams opened training camp recently, and the Plainville Colts did as well. The local youth football program held its first practice of the year Saturday at Norton Park. League President Phil Cox reports that 150 football players have signed on for the season. Cox said “the response has been great” for the Colts’ 5-, 6-, and 7-year-old first-year tackle team. With plenty of work to be done before the regular season kicks off, this week, the Colts continued preparing for their 2009 campaign. Plainville High football coach Rocky Gagliardi, his staff, and several of his players, were on hand Monday and Tuesday evening to work with the Colts. Not wanting the young players to do too much, too soon, Gagliardi had the Colts focus on conditioning and technique. “We’re trying to help them get in shape, and jump-start them a little bit,” he said. Ten stations were set up across the Norton Park practice grounds. Colts players spent five minutes at a sta-

tion before hustling off to the next. “We try to incorporate all the different positions … In between positions drills, we do a lot of speed and agility stuff,” Gagliardi explained. “It’s all about trying to get them into football mode.” Gagliardi liked what he saw from the Colts. Ideally, some of those kids will play for him at the high school some day. “I see a lot of good looking athletes out here,” Gagliardi said. “Hopefully they’ll be coming to us in the future … There are some good size kids, but most importantly, all these kids seem pretty energetic and pretty enthusiastic about football.” Gagliardi knows that a strong relationship between his program and the Colts is imperative if the long-struggling PHS football team is to get back on track. That’s part of the reason he was out at Norton Park this week. “It’s a chance to see the kids and make a connection. And we want them to see some of the high school coaches’ faces; get to know me a little bit,” Gagliardi said. “We’re trying to get the programs to interact a little bit more.” The Colts’ season-opener is in early September. Last

been successful in recent years, as well. Fifty cheerleaders have registered for this season. Colts cheerleaders held their first practice Monday night at Norton

fall, the Colts midget team earned the Western Connecticut Pop Warner championship and was the state runner-up. Colts cheerleaders have

Park. The Plainville Colts will accept registration until Saturday, Aug. 15. For more information, visit

Tourney champs

Plainville High School softball player Callyn Dalke and the CT Titans 16U travel softball team captured the Rapids PONY Summer Swing tournament championship for their second championship this season. After a first game loss, the Titans proceeded to win five games in a row, outscoring their opponents 41-4 during that stretch.

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port boys tacked on two more runs to go ahead 4-0. Plainville cut North End’s lead in half in the fourth. Brian Dostaler reached base with a one-out walk and moved to second on a fielder’s choice. Alex Greenfield then drove in Dostaler to make it 41. Greenfield moved to sec-

ond on a wild pitch and scored when North End’s shortstop misplayed a ground ball by Stephen Boland. Plainville did not pose a threat again. North End would score a run in the fifth, two in the sixth and another in the seventh to slam the door on Plainville. Plainville’s tournament record was 5-2. All but one of the Plainville players will be moving on to high school in the fall. Mike Butler and Stuart Langer Marshall will attend St. Paul High School and Eric Depner is enrolled at Avon Old Farms. The rest of the incoming freshman will attend Plainville High School. Many of the players plan to continue playing baseball.


Thursday, August 6, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Hoop Continued from page 25 Just as Mandeville did — and continues to do, Wesoly enjoys working with young players in town, players who may one day wear the PHS uniform. Wesoly, Mandeville and current PHS girls basketball coach Jen Micowski got a good, long look at the next generation of PHS players when they oversaw the Blue Devil clinic in July. This year’s clinic was the largest in its nine-year history. Dr. Jim Caron, with the help of former PHS and Rhode Island College basketball player Tony Pierlioni, navigated the Parks and Recreation clinic. Both clinics focused on the fundamentals of the game. “I believe in coaches instructing kids,” Mandeville said. “In our camp, that’s what the kids get. We tell them the first day how lucky they are to have such a knowledgeable and experienced staff … I was impressed by how well they listened to instruction and tried to transfer skills into the games.” “The best thing was that they were all Plainville kids. Both Jen and Marc were present to not only get acquainted with the kids, but to give them skills and drills to practice in the off-season. We’re very honest in telling kids that one week at camp will not make them all-stars. However, we give them specific skills on which to work, which will help them become more successful as they get older,” Mandeville added.

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

The season is still months away, but local basketball players are getting ready. Pictured: Players and coaches take a breather last week during the Parks and Recreation clinic, held at the Middle School of Plainville. “We had some really young kids this year, kids going into third grade, who were looking to improve their game. All this can only translate into W’s when high school comes around. With the greatest turnout ever, we’re optimistic about the future success of the girls and boys programs.” Dr. Caron is as well. He was impressed with the players at the Parks and Recreation clinic. But along with walking away with improved shooting, dribbling and defensive techniques, Dr. Caron hopes the youngsters left the clinic with a passion for the game, and a desire to succeed — not only on the basketball court. “My philosophy is simple, which I developed from rais-

Bulletin Board Refs wanted The Plainville Soccer Club is looking for people age 13 to 19 to referee recreation and club matches. 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) 637-2959.

Learn lacrosse Local players of all ages are being sought. For more information, contact Jason at (860) 793-8832, or via e-mail at

ing six children — with my wife’s help for 30 years — in the Plainville community: Create a love for the sports,

love the kids, and help them to become successful in life,” he said. “It is programs like this that will help Plainville

kids do well in middle school and high school sports, as well as achieve success in life.”

Entertainment Briefs Band concerts on Nutmeg TV During August and September, Nutmeg TV will cablecast the summer concerts performed at the Darius Miller Memorial Band Shell in New Britain. The concerts will be shown on Nutmeg TV’s Channel 95 on Comcast and Channel 99 on AT&T UVerse. All concerts will be shown at 7:30 p.m. The schedule is: Crosspoint — Aug. 7, and Sept. 20 LaTanya Farrell/Bookman Band — Aug. 10, 12 and 14, and Sept. 22 The Blue Agavers — Aug. 17, 19 and 21, and Sept. 23 Mass-Conn-Fusion — Aug. 24, 26 and 28, and Sept. 25 Orange Crush Band — Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, 4 and 26 Patti & The Guys Polka Band — Sept. 6, 9 and 11, and Sept. 9, 11 and 27 Fountainhead — Sept. 14, 15, 18 and 28

For a DVD copy, call Nutmeg TV at (860) 793-2552.

Poetry, music at festival Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, will be the site for a free concert on Thursday, Aug. 6 featuring Williams, Don Thompson and music by The Bagboys. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Picnicking is allowed on the West Lawn and in the Sunken Garden, during Poetry Festival evenings only. Participants may bring their own food or purchase on site. On-site parking is $10 per car. The festival is held rain or shine. For more information, call (860) 677-4787 or visit the Web site

Southington Grange The Southington Grange will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

at the corner of Knowles Avenue and Summit Street, Southington. Activities include a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., bake sale, flea market, book sale, and a chicken barbeque from 4 to 6 p.m. A raffle and auction with take place at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Lyn Johnson at (860) 621-4688 or Lisa Lamoureux at (203) 238-1510.

Classic car cruise

On Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m., Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., will present a classic car cruise hosted by Classic Cruisers. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 30. Visitors are welcome to view the cars or enter. Residents will judge the cars. Free admission. The event will also include raffles and door prizes, oldies music and food. For information, contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286.


The Middle School of Plainville has released its honor roll for the third quarter. Grade 6 General Honors Allen, Courtney A Arens, Jenna R Bangloy, Celine Jade A Bonas, Rachel F Bonas, Shannon E Bradley, Shyanne S Correa, D’Ajanique A Couch, Amy E Dalena, Megan M Dallas, Jacob G dePascale, Michael Dodd, Kaitlynn Dutkiewicz, Jake E Ferrara, Jaeden J Freitas, Neahmiah G Goodall, Courtney E Jurzyk, Sebastian Knapp, Kyle C Lindgren, Samuel W Lux, Quentin T Mahan, Kasey L Majewski, Patrycja Marsh, Andrew D Marsh, Hannah C Masco, Jacob D May, Therian J Mills, Corie S Mlynarska, Maria Newton, Christopher H Noe, Olivia G Oliveira, Jonathan G Plourde, Justin K Pothitay, Phoenix Pugliese, Marissa L Rodriguez, Nicholas C Rodriguez, Wilmarie St. John, Madison M Theriault, Christopher B Walicki, Emily M Warner, Rachel C Werpachowski, Sebastian West, Brendan E Middle School of Plainville Grade 7 General Honors Acey, Tyler L Arduini, Christopher J Beausoleil Lindsay, Shayla J Boucher, Nadia R Boutot, Courtney C Button, Randy T Ferro, James V Fischer, Eric M Gonzalez-Hernandez, Jazmine E Goodall, Tiffany J Hall, Tyler J Huston, Stephanie M Jones, Jacob T Keegan, Jeffrey S Lacombe, Morgen T Lozefski, Arielle M Martin, Mary-Kate E Moliko, Kristiana Muraca, Lisa M Oakes, Sara N

The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 6, 2009

Middle School of Plainville Honor Roll Rogozinski, Chandler S Rynn, Taylor A Samuel, Tydell Santacroce, Marc A Sauvron, Matthew N Skiba, Peter M Suarez, Alexis E Taylor, Gabrielle F Thibodeau, Michele M Varrato, Taylor M Wagner, Robin A Werpachowski, Dawid Zaza, Alexandra A Znuj, Zachary T Grade 8 General Honors Bradley, Samantha I Caponigro, Zachary R Chadbourne, Amber L Chapman, Christavia D Daddabbo, Kyle J Dagata, Cassandra H Dalke, Cheyenne L Depner, Eric S Dostaler, Brian A Dressel, Kathryn L Duran Ceballo, Johanna Emmendorfer, Briana M Forgues, Kayla R Gordon, Malik E Jacewicz, Adrian N Johnson, Austin W Kristofik, Jennifer Kush, Charlene J Lamson, Jessica L Lister, Caitlin L McNabb, Aleea L Milo, Nicole M Mullin, Vincent R Parracino, Anthony H Santiago, Kelly M Saraceno, Jonathon C Schrey, Thomas J Smagler, Bobby-Jo M Spinelli, Nicholas D Stawidlo, Victoria A Thomas, Matthew K Walker, Kurt D Watts, Amber C Wislocki, Claudia M Wright, Crystal L Wuchert, Jacqueline M Zirpolo, Forrest N Grade 6 High Honors Bartley, Emma E Beloin, Kyle L Brunelle, Carly A Buchalter, Joshua D Cassidy, Colin M Crawford, Rebecca A Cwalinski, Dominic J D’Amico, Nicholas W DeGregorio, Andre J Duda, Emily Filipkowska, Emilia Fithian-Giantonio, Mekaela A Goldsnider, Anne O Grosse, Sarah R Hushin, Adam J Kane, Alex M Mankowski, Samuel P Munson, Michael R

Plourde, Jonathan T Rita, Mckenna L San Juan, Jacob J Shim, Jinsol Talley, Matthew T Tattersall, Julie A Tuxbury, William A Wojcik, Bryan D Yawin, Gabriel P Zaleski, Nicholas A Grade 7 High Honors Andy, Emma F Angelillo, Danielle R Bernier, Kaitlyn M Brown, Brittany N Carroll, Raymond M Charette, Jonathan D Clemens, Kelsey P Couture, Kristen M Cukrowski, Jeremy J Cwalina, Claudia N Davidson, Julia I Dixon, Danielle M Duncan, Nikky-Ann S Durkin, Sarah R Esposito, Joseph Gallo, Stephen A Gentry, Sage A Gorski, Alicia R Hausman, Joshua C Keranovic, Almedina Lemanski, April M Lennon, Hunter A Liquindoli, Meghan N

Lopez, Luis A Nalewajek, Ashley Rizzo, Marisa R Romano, Peter N Rottier, Andrew C Russell, Delaney A Saengdara, Lane C Saunders, Heather L Thompkins, James L Thompson, Sarah R Urso, Amy M Zajaczkowski, Andrew A Grade 8 High Honors Alagic, Edmir Anastasas, George D Brodowski, Lukasz Carpenter, Emma L Catanzaro, Joseph Costantini, Michael R Czmyr, Maegan A D’Onofrio, Domenick D’Onofrio, Isabella M Daniels, Meghan P DeGregorio, Nico A DeMartinis, Dean M DeMartinis, Marc P Fangiullo, Allison E Fargo, Jennifer S Favreau, Tyler W Ferry, Nicole E Fithian-Giantonio, Kelsea A Foertsch, Steven J Guimond, Morgan A Hall, Sarah E

Hanson, Richard W Heslin, Jennifer A Hill, Nicholas B Kacprzyk, Natalia Kempi, Damian J Klepacki, Jeremy P Laprise, Stephanie L Lauzier, Rebecca A Lawson, Alexander R Lee, Edwin T LeVasseur, Ashley-Marie L Lux, James W Martin, Michelle D Martino, Carly I Michaud, Daniel T Mikulak, Erica A Miller, Lilia R Negro, Abigail R Oakes, Connor A Panetta, Kyleigh A Perreault, Amanda J Plachta, Wojciech K Richardson, Abigail D Rogan, Nicole J Roszkowski, Juliana M Schilling, Marissa M Slabinski, Kelley M St. Amand, Danielle M Taylor, Patrick L Tedeski, Amanda S Underwood, Laurel E Warner, Melanie J Wells, Ezekiel J Wiszniak, Sarah K Woodbury, Heidi L

Film company searching for actors By Lindsay Fetzner Special to The Citizen Aspiring actors: Looking to get your 15 minutes of fame? Connecticut-based production company FavoriteMedia in association with Pale Nail Productions is searching for actors to star in their film, “Sensory Perception.” Auditions will take place in August at various locations across the state — Enfield, Cheshire, Stamford — in October. The science fiction film stars “Jeremy,” a recovering drug addict, who has visions of an apocalyptic future, according to FavoriteMedia owner and producer Ryan Casey. The film, directed by Al Signore, will feature eight other characters and three extra speaking roles. Main character: Jeremy Jacobs — young man, midlate 20s, tall, lanky, sensitive, introverted, works for a cleaning crew, heroin and absinthe addictions; Lead character: Renee

Ladonna — y o u n g woman, early to mid20s, lean, athletic, attractive, works an office job, honest, smart, Casey introverted; Supporting character: Loki Jones — heavy-set man in early 30s, works as a janitor with Jeremy, good natured, good sense of humor, pessimist at times; Supporting character: Ariel Dovic — early 20s, skater-looking, voluptuous, narcotic distribution, extroverted, intelligent, openminded; Supporting character: Dr. Andre Velkovich — late 40s, intimidating, intense eyes, commanding voice, head of research at a biotech company, intelligent, determine, respected leader; Supporting character: the President of United Earth — early 40s, good looking,

politician, narcissist; Supporting character: Mike Dougle — late 30s to early 40s, unkempt beard, rugged, short, janitorial supervisor, cynical, sarcastic; Supporting character: Agent Tavarez — late 20s to early 30s, tall, clean cut, good looking, muscular, secret service agent for the president, good person, loyal, close-minded Extra Role: Vicki — late 20s, wholesome beauty, works at a television station; Extra Roles: two scientists, one younger, one in his older 40s Casey received his bachelor of arts degree in film production from Keene State College in Keene, N.H. and is the process of obtaining his master’s degree from the University of Hartford. He has produced and directed two other films in addition to “Sensory Perception.” The first, “The Icon of 2nd Street,” was shot in New

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Local fund announces grant recipients

Police News On July 3, Plainville Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Unionville Avenue, Route 177. At approximately 9 p.m., a silver 2009 BMW entered the checkpoint area and was stopped. The contact officer immediately smelled the odor of burning marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed the driver hand the passenger a bag of marijuana, according to police. The officer told the passenger to hand him the marijuana and he complied. As the officer instructed the driver to pull into the field testing area, he sped off, “burning out” and almost striking two other officers working the checkpoint, according to police. Police obtained the registration plate off the BMW and follow-up investigation led to the pair’s arrest by Superior Court warrants. The driver, identified as Hector R. Serrano, 19, of New Britain was charged with firs degree reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer, disobeying an officer’s signal, operating a motor vehicle under suspension, illegal possession of marijuana and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia. Serrano

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Woman uses false identity Pearl D. Hanscom, 38, of Plymouth, surrendered herself to Plainville Police on July 31 after learning police held a warrant for her arrest in connection with her using a false identity at a sobriety checkpoint on June 30. On that date, Hamscom was stopped at the checkpoint on East Main Street and used the identity of a friend because she did not have a license. The problem arouse when the friend’s license turned up suspended in the Department of Motor Vehicles database, according to police. Hansom was issued a summons in the name of her friend for operating under suspension and signed paperwork to appear in Bristol Superior Court under her friend’s name. Police learned of the impersonation after Hanscom’s friend called Plainville Police, as Hanscom told her friend what happened. As a result, a warrant was issued for Hanscom charging her with criminal impersonation, second degree forgery, interfering with an officer and operating a motor vehicle without a license. Hanscom was released under a $10,000 bond for court appearance on Aug. 10.

Officials of the Plainville Community Fund, an endowed fund of the Main Street Community Foundation, have announced the grant recipients from its second competitive grant cycle. The fund will distribute $2,500 to four organizations that serve Plainville residents. The 2009 Plainville Community Fund grant recipients are: — The Plainville Community Food Pantry to help provide food baskets during the holidays. — Channel 3 Kids Camp to provide a campership for a Plainville child. — The Plainville Adult and Continuing Education to help provide support for the summer GED and Adult Basic Education classes. — PARC - Family-centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities to support the PARC 101 adult education program.

The Plainville Community Fund was established by a group of community leaders in early 2006 as an endowed fund to create an additional resource for charitable projects and programs that would enhance the lives of Plainville residents. This is the second year that grants have been made from the fund. People who would like to make a contribution to help this fund grow can send their gift to Plainville Community Fund, P.O. Box 156, Plainville, CT 06062. All donations are tax deductible and will benefit organizations that serve Plainville residents. The Main Street Community Foundation is a non-profit public charity, created by private citizens, serving donors in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott For more information on the Main Street Community Foundation, visit the Web site


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Parks & Recreation Norton Park summer fun

A special event, “Fun with Martial Arts” taught by Kevin Sullivan, will be held Friday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 3 p.m., for children ages 4 to 11 at Norton Park, South Washington Street. The original date was rained out. The annual Fun Day will be held Friday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m., at Norton Park. Day camp counselors and lifeguards will assist children

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What’s Up Under the Sea? Will you be visiting Washington, D.C., this summer? Many families head to our nation’s capital for summer vacations. Washington might not seem like a likely place to learn more about Earth’s oceans. But a new exhibit there takes us into the deep waters of the sea to find out what scientists are learning about this mysterious part of our world. This week, The Mini Page explores the Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. This new exhibit is a project created by the museum and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

One ocean Developers of the Sant Ocean Hall started out with one main idea: “The ocean is a global system essential to all life, including yours.� If you look at a globe, you can see what they mean. Our planet really has just one large ocean, with different basins, or depressions in the surface of the Earth where water gathers. The massive ocean makes our planet habitable — a place where we can live.

A full-scale model of a North Atlantic right whale hangs in Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. At 45 feet, it is an exact replica of Phoenix, a real actual whale that exists in the wild today.

photo by Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution

Ocean planet

A sea with no water?

You may not live near the ocean. But even if the ocean is thousands of miles away, you still need it to live. s!LLTHEWATERYOUDRINKORUSEFOR bathing or cooking was once a part of the ocean and will be a part of the ocean again. s4AKETWODEEPBREATHS9OUCAN thank the ocean for one of them. The ocean produces at least half of the oxygen we need to breathe. s 4HEOCEANNEVERSTOPSMOVING4HE circulation, or movement, of water around the planet affects our climate and changes our weather patterns.

Visitors might be surprised to find that there is only one tank of water in Sant Ocean Hall. (It holds living coral reefs and many other species.) The hall is in an old building, so it was not possible to build many large tanks for water. Instead, the designers used computers, film and other moving images to make visitors feel like they’re underwater. The Sant Ocean Hall features 674 specimens and models that help visitors learn more about how the ocean helps us and how we are affecting the ocean.

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Scientists have decided on five critical, or important, issues affecting our oceans.

Habitat transformation Most people in the world live within 50 miles of a coastline. Humans have homes, hotels, factories, agriculture and places to have fun near these coastlines. But all that building transforms, or changes, the ocean. For example, the Sant Ocean Hall displays show how we’ve pumped sand in to make bigger beach areas and changed the shape of the coastline.

Not enough fish People in the United States and all around the world love to eat fish. But we are taking fish out of the sea faster than they can reproduce. This means some species are disappearing. In the exhibit, visitors can use an interactive display to figure out ways to better manage commercial, or business, fishing.

To conserve fish numbers, visitors might choose to limit the number of fishing boats that can work in one area, or restrict the methods fishermen can use for harvesting.

photo by Karen Ducey, NMFS, courtesy NOAA

Water Around the World

Invasive species Animals and plants that once lived in one area of the ocean are now being moved to other areas. For example, a ship might take on water for ballast* in a port in Europe and sail to the United States. When it gets to the East Coast, it unloads its ballast into the ocean — along with plants and animals that rode across the ocean in the ballast tanks. This introduces new species to a balanced ecosystem. These “alien” newcomers may take over.

Pollution Each of us affects the ocean every day. For instance, your family might put fertilizer or bug killer on the lawn. When it rains, those chemicals wash down the drain and run to a river. The river runs to the ocean, and the chemicals end up in the ocean. These chemicals might kill animals or change the oxygen level in the water.

Climate change At the Sant Ocean Hall, visitors can choose different ways to improve their own effects on the climate. They can also see how polar bears are affected as arctic ice melts, reducing the bears’ hunting grounds. The Mini Page thanks Michele Urie, Jill Johnson and Elizabeth Ban with Sant Ocean Hall, and NOAA for help with this issue.

*Ballast is something a ship takes on to make it heavier when it is not carrying cargo.

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Sessions Woods unveils nature mural

Photo courtesy of Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center

A new nature mural by Charlene VanNess, of Terryville, is on display at Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center in Burlington. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of Sessions Woods unveiled an 8-foot x 2-foot mural painted by local artist and Master Wildlife Conservationist Charlene VanNess, at a special reception held in July at DEP’s Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center, Burlington. The Friends of Sessions Woods hosted the reception to honor VanNess for donating her time and tremendous talent to paint an outstanding mural which depicts the beaver

marsh at Sessions Woods and the various wildlife species found there, such as the wood duck, kingfisher, white-tailed deer, great blue heron, and monarch butterfly. VanNess, of Terryville, is a professional floral designer and artist who paints VanNess mostly with oils and acrylics; her specialty are landscapes. Her painting is realistic and

very detailed, from the sky to the trees to the water, as well as from the soaring red-tailed hawk to the river otter to the smallest of dragonflies. The mural can be viewed at the 777-acre Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center, 341 Milford St., Route 69, Burlington. The center, a facility of the DEP Wildlife Division, is open Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call the center’s office at (860) 6758130 or visit the Web site at

slowly, but that is because of many issues. He said officials such as Town Manager Robert E. Lee are working with the railroad. Cassidy said he doesn’t want to put the railroad out of business. The public is invited to the session slated for Tuesday. Initial plans for the trail are on display at the library.

The town transfer station located at Granger Lane is open Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for service to Plainville residents. Identification is required. For more information, call the Physical Services Department at (860) 793-0221, ext. 208, Monday to Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.

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Representatives from the consultant gathering information for an upcoming study for establishing a multi-use biking and hiking trail in Plainville will host the second part of a information session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Engineering consultant Milone & MacBroom, based in Cheshire, will attend and lead the session, along with members of the Plainville Greenway Alliance, a group that has been advocating creation of the local trail since 2003. The consultant has been discussions options available for the proposed trail. A session held July 14 talked about the area near the working railroad line in the southern part of Plainville. The upcoming session will focus on proposed parts of the trail from downtown Plainville to

where it could connect with an existing linear park corridor in Farmington. James Cassidy, president and one of the founders of the alliance, said an unusual situation exists in Plainville because an active railroad uses the right of way where the bike path could go, especially in the downtown area and points south. However, it may be possible to get the railroad to sell that part to the town for an exclusive Rails-to-Trails. Problems that exist with this part of the line are renovating a bridge that crosses the Pequabuck River, creating a way to cross Northwest Drive, and possibly crossing the east-west tracks that may become a Waterbury-Hartford commuter rail line. Cassidy said he wants to hear from residents, business leaders and civic groups before the study is released around Sept. 30. Cassidy admitted the plan to create the trail is moving

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PLAINVILLE LEGAL NOTICE LIQUOR PERMIT Notice of Application This is to give notice that I, ELEFTHERIOS GOUTZOS of 77 TUNXIS PATH PLANTSVILLE, CT 06479 Have filed an application placarded 07/13/2009 with the Department of Consumer Protection for a RESTAURANT WINE & BEER PERMIT for the sale of alcoholic liquor on the premises at: 275 NEW BRITAIN AVE, PLAINVILLE, CT 06062-2060. The business will be owned by: PARMA PIZZARIA LLC. Entertainment will consist of: NONE. Remonstrances/Objections must be filed by: 08/23/2009 ELEFTHERIOS GOUTZOS LOST & FOUND FOUND Grey Cat with white front paws and white back socks. Droopy left ear. Very friendly. Found vicinity of Lake Beseck, Middlefield. Owner may call (860) 941-8016. FOUND Young male Tabby Cat with White chest and paws and belly. Very friendly. Found near Prospect Ave. South Meriden Call 203 980 7616 FOUND-Fri 7/31. Bird. Vicinity of Dutton St, Wlfd. Please call with description & breed 203265-3973 leave message

LEGAL NOTICE A certified list of Democrat party-endorsed candidates for the Town of Plainville for election as Town Council, Board of Education, Board of Library Directors and Constables is on file in my office at One Central Square, Plainville, Connecticut and copies thereof are available for public distribution. A Primary will be held September 15, 2009 if the required primary petition(s) for opposition candidate(s) is filed, pursuant to Section 9-382 to 9-450 of the Connecticut General Statutes, not later than 4:00 p.m. of August 12, 2009. Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing of opposing candidacies, including schedules, may be obtained from Jean Lombardo, Democrat Registrar of Voters, One Central Square. Carol A. Skultety, Plainville Town Clerk Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 6th day of August 2009 LEGAL NOTICE A certified list of Republican party-endorsed candidates for the Town of Plainville for election as Town Council, Board of Education, Board of Library Directors and Constables is on file in my office at One Central Square, Plainville, Connecticut and copies thereof are available for public distribution. A Primary will be held September 15, 2009 if the required primary petition(s) for opposition candidate(s) is filed, pursuant to Section 9-382 to 9-450 of the Connecticut General Statutes, not later than 4:00 p.m. of August 12, 2009. Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing of opposing candidacies, including schedules, may be obtained from Beth Gasparini, Republican Registrar of Voters, One Central Square. Carol A. Skultety, Plainville Town Clerk Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 6th day of August 2009.

LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday August 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Center Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 305 to hear and consider the following application: NEW BRITAIN AVENUE Application #09-08-01, PetSmart, Pamela Oddy, seeks approval from the of the Zoning Board of Appeals to grant permission to vary applicable Zoning Regulations on a temporary basis, from September 7, 2009 to September 14, 2009, as prescribed in Article 13, Section 1300, Subsection 4 for the installation of a tent to be used at a Pet Adoption Event at 278 New Britain Avenue, Connecticut Commons. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 23rd day of June 2009. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals LOST & FOUND

CHEVY Cavalier 1998 4DR, AC. Good condition. Needs muffler. $1800. Call after 4pm 203-2356644 CHEVY El Camino 1986 Must be seen. Good condition. Well maintained. Asking $6,500 or best offer. Call after 4pm (860) 747-8689

CHEVY Lumina 1995 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

AUTOMOBILES LOST & FOUND FOUND-Set of car keys. Vicinity of Oak Terrace, Durham. Call to identify 860-349-3659 FOUND: License in post office parking lot. Call to identify Center Broach and Machine (203) 235-6329 LOST at Lake Compounce on Sat. Aug.1st. White hobo type tote bag with black hearts and handles. Contains clothing, shoes, accessories and ID passes. REWARD for return of bag and items. 203-317-0126 LOST CAT Maine Coon. Black & brown, 4 white paws. Vicinity Schoolhouse Rd., Wallingford. Answers to Jasper. Missing for several weeks. If seen, please call (203) 265-1170 LOST Cockatiel Pearl grey with light yellow head and markings. Shy. Last seen vicinity of Main St. and Rt 68 Durham. If seen, please call (860) 449-2116 LOST Grey male cat, 1 1/2 years old. White on face, chest and feet with long white whiskers, indoor cat. Missing since July 18th from the Atkins Street area in Meriden. Please call with any info 203-535-4458 LOST in Meriden or in Wallingford (203)537-5671. Man’s Wallet. Please Describe! Reward!!!

LOST & FOUND LOST My precious 9 year young Kitty went missing on Sunday, June 28th in the vicinity of State Street Extension, Meriden. MacKenzie Lee is a large Orange and White Tabby with a bent tail. MacKenzie is very shy and may not respond to you immediately. Please contact Jennifer at 203.213.6810 if you have seen her. MacKenzie’s sister is heart broken and very lonely without her. Thank you 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 Siamese cat “Harley”, lost in Fowler Ave./West Main St area, Meriden. Daughter heart broken. Please call with any info 203-631-4878 or 203-6317979

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BMW 325xi 2003 4D Silver w/blk leather 6-cyl. Auto. Pwd Moonroof. Sport pkg Ser. records. Ex cond. 115K $13,500 Mike @ 860-620-0549

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

Chevrolet Caprice 1989 Must be seen. $6,500. (860) 628-2007 CHEVROLET Impala 2000, V6, gold, 81,000 miles, 1 owner, runs great! $5200 or best offer. 203-235-2951 or 203-379-7728

$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. 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.

FORD Escort 1994 $1,695 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. 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.

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


FORD FOCUS 2007 4 Door SE AC/CD player Low Miles, GOOD on gas Excellent condition $11,000.00 Please call 203 317-2252

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

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. MERCEDES BENZ S Class 430 2001 Midnight blue, camel leather interior. Excellent condition. Single owner. 167k. Always garaged. $9,000. Call 203-488-0307 or 203-631-0063

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.

HONDA Accord 1997 $2,395 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. NISSAN Sentra 2004 1.8S 4D Blue AM/FM/CD New tires. Ex cond. A/C Auto. Pwd wind/locks Dual airbags. 72K $7499. Mike @ 860-985-7671

HONDA Civic 2001 EX. Red, five speed manual, fully loadeda/c, cd, moonroof, power all, cruise, alarm. 175k highway miles, very well maintained. 32/37 mpg Must sell $4800. Call 203-626-5923.

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

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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

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


Thursday, August 6, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen 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 ADORABLE kittens. Free to a loving home. Call 203-910-8721 or 860-921-6683

AM E RI C AN Y E LL O W LA B Pedigree with papers, all shots, neutered, $800. (860) 829-2925 BLK LAB 13 yr old mix; 5 yr old AKC yellow lab; Go together. Free. 860-349-1795 BOXER PUPS for sale. Raised with children. 3 Brindle, all female. Ready to go. $600. Call (860) 919-5575 BULLDOGS, Schnoodles, Chihuahuas, Chiapoos, Labs, Pugs, Puggles, Boston Terrier. $150+ Call 860-930-4001 BUNNY FOR SALE!!! Mini Lop (8 weeks old). $25. Call (860) 342-3522 FREE KITTEN. Black & white, short hair, loveable. Call 860276-9515. FREE to good home - 2 adult female cats. Spayed. Looking for good home together or separate. Child in home severely allergic. Call 203-241-8768 & please leave a message. FREE- Chickens. 1 Egg laying hen & 1 rooster. These are pets and must go together. Call (860) 349-1020 HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Geldings only. Self care to full care. Individual turn out. Call (203) 294-9313 LOVEBIRD w/ cage & food. 5 years old. $60. 203-687-9786 NUBIAN GOAT, 3 yrs old, needs medical attention, free to good home. 860-349-1795 PUG PUPPIES - Purebred 1st shots. Parents on premises. Very lovable. Home raised. $850. 203-213-5189 RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Taking deposits. $550. Please call 860-329-9893 1121423


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

Toyota Corolla 1991 $1,195 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.


PLYMOUTH Voyager 1997 VanAsking $600 or best offer. Runs good. Needs transmission. Call (203) 265-4537 anytime after 9:30am. TRUCK Box white plastic across bed w/locks. $25. Call (203) 238-4412


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DODGE Pick Up 1990 With Plow $3,100 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm FORD FREESTAR SE 2004- Beige, loaded, 1 owner, 6 cylinder, 3.0L. Mint condition. $6800. 203-2356694 leave message.

3 USED BRIDGESTONE 215 50 17 Tires $25. Call 860-224-7209 CHEVY TAHOE 1999 4X4- well maintained, full power, leather, barn doors, good tires. $2500. Call (203) 284-3595

FORD Windstar 1997 $3,195 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.


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

CAMPER & TRAILERS HARLEY 2002 Dyna Wide Gld Drag Bars, Revtec Pipes, Hyper Charger Luxury Blue and Diamond Ice. Only 6,500 miles. $12,500 OBO. 203-631-6173 HONDA VTX 1300, 2004, excellent condition, extremely low miles, many accessories. $5700. (860) 628-4354

TRAVEL CAMPER- Jayco 2004 Jayflight 27’ bunk house. Excellent. Like new condition. Sleeps 6. Queen bed. Must see! $10,000. Call (860) 349-0686

LAWN MOWER Side discharge. Runs excellent. $40 firm. Call (203) 237-1540 LAWNMOWER-3.5h.p. b&s, 20”, side discharge. $75. Call (203)630-1087

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS 48” WIDE lattice top PVC Vinyl gate. $90. (860) 747-4604 or 860-302-0917

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 6’ SOFA by Lexington, pastel floral, 41” Matching Mauve Accent Chair, 3 pc Shaker Table Set, 10x12 Oriental Rug. All in great condition. (860) 351-5278 BEDROOM SET - 4pc Queen size, great cond, + box spring, mattress, Armoire, dresser & night stand. Asking $700. 203265-7106 BOYS BR set, best offer. Cabinet for home entertainment center, best offer. Queen size headboard, free. Brocade drapes, 2 sets, best offer. (203) 639-1177 COFFEE Table with Solid State Turntable built in. $35. Call 860-276-9657 MAPLE Rocking chair. Good condition. $20. (203) 269-6265

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 6 Piece Ivory w/Gold Trim Bedroom Set with Queen Sized Mattress and Boxspring - Used but in very good condition. Paid $1000 asking $500. Serious inquiries only. 11 Piece Patio Set - Ivory with Ivy pattern, neutral in color. Excellent Condition! Paid $500 asking $425. Serious inquiries only. Charbroil BBQ Grill with Side Burner - Used a few times but in great condition! Cooking Utensils (stainless steel), Scrubber, cover and propane tank included. Paid $600 asking $500. Serious inquiries only. Must pick up all items. Contact Cynthia at 203-537-1168. All calls will be returned. COMPLETE Full size blonde mahogany bedroom set. $100. (203) 238-3836 COMPUTER Desk. $20. Good condition. (203) 269-6729 mornings. 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 DESK & CHAIR, Black metal 52”,5 drawers asking $35.00 203-237-7174 DESKS-Two matching student desks. Lift-up tops, drawers. Light color finish. Good cond. $10/ea. Call 203-715-7975 DINING ROOM Set- BroyhillCountry Style. Table, 8 Chairs, Lit Hutch, Server and Custom Table Pads Exc. Condition- Asking $975. 203-265-1197 ELEPHANT (base)Coffee Table w/oval glass top - great cond $50. 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 ENTERTAINMENT center, solid oak with lights and drawers. $100. Call 860-621-7145

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KITCHEN TABLE- Glass top, 35” square, 4 chairs, brass & black. $95. Wood bookcase, 72”(H) 30”(W) 13”(D). Double doors on bottom. Perfect condition. $50. (203) 265-7763 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 NEVER USED Lazy Boy love seat, two pillows and arm covers. $50. (860) 628-0265 NEW QUEEN Mattress set in original plastic. $240.00 Call 860 584-5298 STORAGE Cabinet-Wood, 36”H, 20”D. 45”W. Wheels. Great for bsmt/garage. $40. 203-235-3794 TODDLER BED “DORA” With Mattress. $20.00 Call 860-621-5511

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES WASHER Kenmore 90 Series. Heavy Duty. Excellent conditon. $100. (203) 630-3144

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 CRANKOUT casement vinal windows-22x38. Exc. condition. $90. Call 203-2383250

(20) BARBIE Dolls, $20 Toy box on wheels, canvas cover, $20. Call 860-828-6433 50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336 ADVERTISE your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 12 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 1000 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-4862466 or go to: CARSEAT- Infant/toddler deluxe model Century Encore. Used once. $75. (860) 621-2959 w/box CHINA Closet, 6’, walnut storage. Asking $100. Call 203-237-7174 CONFERENCE TABLE Rnd 54” oak top, black metal base. $99. Call 203-271-0350 DEHUMIDIFIER Emerson Quiet Cool, Used very little. $25. Call 203-237-7070 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 DRAFTING SET- New scales, 12” & 18”, table 21x26. $45. (203) 440-3919 FREE (2) boxes of misc books. Call 203-235-4734 FREE Four(4)six-panel doors, painted white. Call 203-284-8553. FREE Patio Chair Cushions. Call for details. (203) 630-1866 FREE- Lawn mower and 3 TVs. Call (203) 235-8278 for info. GRINDER Stanley Heavy Duty Industrial on 3 foot stand. $50. (203) 269-2107 HIGH chair, Graco white baby high chair. $15 203-671-9297 JIM CALHOUN Basketball training video. VHS. Sealed copy. Ages 8-16. $10. (860) 747-0329

JOGGING stroller, $20. Stroller, $15. Call 860-828-6433

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. NICE GIFT! Two Dollar Bills 1976 series 4/for $16. Mint cond. 203-238-0440 PICASSO large framed print Asking $25. Call 203-237-0912


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JEWELRY NAPIER & Costume jewelry. Eight pieces to choose from. 25 cents - $5. (203) 269-9195

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS CARTRIDGE Pool filter for use w powder complete $100; will sell motor for $75. (203) 639-9545

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS DRUM 14” floor tom-tom, silver/blue. Only $100. Call 203634-0809 FREE upright piano (Kingsbury) You move it. Call 203-634-3567.

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

Voice Lessons

POOL PUMP. Laguna Proline Filter. $99 Call 860-747-4516.

All Ages and Levels Welcome

THERMO Spa Green Pearl Concord Elite 5-6 person Excellent Used from March New when bought (divorce) pickup $5,000 Cash Call 203-440-3814 Sarah

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


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

Piano Lessons


Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting! COMPUTER Printer. Canon Pixma photo printer; unopened box. $85. 203-288-8790 after 6pm FREE Computer with games. Call 860-349-9553 WINDOWS 98 computer, complete $50 call 203 269 7802

ELECTRONICS PANASONIC 39” HD flatscreen Projection TV. Needs new projector bulb. FREE - Call (203) 265-3498 evenings. TEXAS Instruments, 3 calculators, TI-83 plus, TI-34 II, TI-36x solar. $50. 860-828-6139


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


2ND GENERATION BUYS clocks, silverware, paintings, glass, china, old dolls, jewelry, pottery, toys, Meriden 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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE RED walker for the eldery Like new $90/B.O. Call 203-886-6957 REFRIGERATOR, Hotpoint, 20.6 cubic feet. Also, Proform Exercise Bike, like new. For details please call 203-237-1148

ROUND 54" metal patio table w/glass top and 4 chairs. Very good cond-Only $75. Standard size LP gas grill and tank $20 Middletown 860-704-0851 ROUND Redwood picnic table with 4 benches. $50. Call (860)877-5576

WHITE wicker plant stand with galvanized tin liner. Beautiful condition. Can hold several plants. $50. 203-265-3427

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 100 GOLF Balls Used Condition. All For$10. Call 203-265-592 26” ROADMASTER 18 spd boys mtn bike. VG condition. $75.00 Call 203-237-3121 GOLF Balls. $4 per dozen. Last call. All brands. 860-632-8666 GOLF clubs match set & cart and more. $85 firm. Call 860-747-5363 LIFETIME Quick Adjust Portable Basketball system. $75. Call 203-294-0766

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 WEIGHT-LIFTING BELT-SCHIEK (SMALL): $20.00 CALL 203535-4500


Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY 203-530-8109

TUB transfer chair/shower seat. Still w/tags. Never used. $65 KENMORE Hepa room air cleaner Hardly used. $30. 203-235-4734



Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

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

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


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 WANTED: Beast Rider medium dog seat with medium K-Noggles, used. Must be excellent condition & reasonably priced. Must include harness. Call (203) 235-2736


Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin

All real estate advertised in For Active Adults 55 and better this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included 12, 1989, which makes it Central air! Intercom system! illegal to advertise any Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! preference, limitation, or with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer discrimination based on range with self cleaning oven, workstation! race, color, religion, nationdishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! al origin, sex, sexual orienCommunity room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! tation, handicap, or familial and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! status or intention to make Secure three-story building with elevators! any such preference, limitation or discrimination; Call Now! and is also subject to the (860) 828-3958 State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46aalso accepting applications for Affordable Units 64c which makes it illegal Income Restriction Apply to advertise any preferMerit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national oriCONDOMINIUMS APARTMENTS gin, ancestry, sex, sexual FOR RENT FOR RENT orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of MERIDEN-1BR condo. $800/mo MERIDEN - 3BR, 2nd floor, Clean income, familial status, or + 1 mo sec dep. Heat & HW & spacious apt. Section 8 physical or mental disabili- incld. No pets. Good refs approved. No pets. First & last ty, or an intention to make required. Contact Ashley 203- month security, background check req’d. $1140/month. Call any such preference, limi- 715-4723 203-715-5829 tation, or discrimination. WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street This newspaper will not BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. knowingly accept any Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. Studio $575. HT/HW included No pets. 860-246-0613 advertising for real estate sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169 MERIDEN - CLEAN or for the sale or rental of WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY residential property which pets. $730. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 $450. Utilities included. is in violation of these laws.

Only $950

HOUSES FOR RENT DURHAM 2 & 3BR Houses for rent. No pets. $850-$1100. Security + utilities. Call for details (860) 349-9114 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 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 WALLINGFORD-3BR, 1 bath, off-st parking. 1st flr laundry rm. No pets/smoking. $1200/mo. Call 203-444-5722


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 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1 Bath, appliances, gas heat. $1200 per month. (203) 248-4730

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio/1BR apts From $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn studio, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 MERIDEN - 2BR, 1ST FL-$750. 3BR, 2ND FL-$850. 1 1/2 Mth Sec. No Pets. No Utils. 187 Crown St. Call 646 713-4933 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644

2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 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 1 or 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

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

MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr. 23 Meridian St. $800. Section 8 Approved. (860) 426-0658 Leave message. 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, 1 bath, quiet, 3rd Flr. Security/lease. $800/mo. Call (203)631-9614 Month-to-month.


Thursday, August 6, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 860-30 5-4361 MERIDEN 2BR, 1ST FLOOR Clean. LR, DR. WD hookup. Fenced-in yard. No pets. $850 /mo. 2 mos sec. 203-464-3083 MERIDEN 306 Britannia Street 2 BR, 1.50 Bath Condo. $950. Call Alex 203-213-3162 or George 917-696-2869

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR, 1 bath unfurnished. House Colony St. Available now. $1100. 203-675-7391 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 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 MERIDEN Newly remodeled lge spacious 2BR, 1 Bath, new kit, new flrs. Off st parking. $800. (203) 417-1675 MERIDEN- 1BR & 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires August 31. Open House July 18, 10am-6pm. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1BR w/small office, in very quiet building in S Meriden. New kitchen, off st. parking, w/d facilities on site. 860-301-8705 MERIDEN- 1BR w/small office, in very quiet building in S Meriden. New kitchen, off st. parking, w/d facilities on site. 860-301-8705 MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr & 3BR, 3rd flr. Off st parking. W/D hookup. Newly remodeled. No pets. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN- 1st fl, 2BR, W/W appl’s. W/D hkup. Off st park, Nice yd, 2 decks. $750/mo. 2 mo sec. 203-634-9149 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $850 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229 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 MERIDEN- Spacious 2nd flr, 1BR apt. off st. parking. $650. 110 Colony St Leave message (860) 426-0658 MERIDEN. 1BR, stove & refrig, exc. cond. Ground flr. $650/mo. 203-238-1893



MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr, new kit., Credit check/background check. $900/mo + 2mo sec. Call 203-630-0670 MERIDEN-Clean, quiet 1BR. $495/mo + utils. 1RM efficiecny, $395/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MIDDLEFIELD- Small 1BR cottage. Walking distance to Lake Beseck. Short term or long term. Pets negotiable. $850. (860) 349-7056 MIDDLETOWN- 4 rm apt. Up & down. With heat. $850/mo. Call (860) 347-3753 PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919 PLAINVILLE- Small, quiet apt. Security, background check, no pets. (860) 793-6672 evenings.

WALLINGFORD- 3BRS, 1 1/2 baths, private yard & off st. parking. $1300. No pets. No smoking. Call 203-265-1278 or 203-668-9024. WALLINGFORD- Spacious 3BR, 2 bathroom, 2nd & 3rd flr. Quiet, central location. $1025/mo. or best offer. No pets. (203) 676-7418 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 WLFD- Lge, spacious 5 rm, 2 BR apt, 2nd flr, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in bsmt. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. (203) 284-3561 or 203-640-5249

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

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

SOUTHINGTON 1 Bedroom Apt. Near I-84. Appliances. security deposit & references. No smoking. No pets. 860-620-7648 SOUTHINGTON- 1st flr, newly remodeled, 1-2BRs, w/d, c/a. Lg. deck, utils. included. Near 691 & 84. Avail. now (860) 426-0560

SUMMER BROOK APTS Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 2nd Floor. WD Hookup, Off Street Parking, Trash Pickup. No pets. $650 per month. Call (203) 269-5333 WALLINGFORD 1 BR. Judd Square. Availalbe August 1. No pets. $775 per month 2 mos security. (203) 269-9940 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse Apt. LR/DR Combo. W/D Hookup. Deck. Sec Dep $925 203-641-7010 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse end unit. Beautiful area, yard. Granite counters, DW. WD hookup, garage, porch. No pets. $1050/mo + sec. (203) 631-6057 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances included. No pets. Must have good credit. $780. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD Fair Street. 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, quiet area, garage, patio. Christian Street, 3rd floor, 4 rooms, new hardwood floors. Please call 203868-1087 WALLINGFORD- 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



MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 WALLINGFORD- Center of town, great location. Ideal for retail business. Call Bob Sprafke (203) 444-3407


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

WLFD Looking for an affordable opportunity to live in Wallingford? Don’t miss this West side Ranch on almost half an acre. $182,900. Chuck (203) 265-5618

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

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

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


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

MERIDEN Awesome Condo, 5 rooms. Featuring 2BRs, kit, LR, family room in lower level, bath and a half. Beautifully landscaped park-like setting. Priced to sell at $159,900. For details, call Sue Farone (203) 235-3300

WLFD Cute, immaculate & affordable! Freshly painted 6rm, 3BR, 1BA Cape, built in 1989, form DR opening to EIK, full bsmt, paved driveway. All for under 200K. Kathy 203-265-5618

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.


WLFD Multi family near train station-2 family w/store front, easily converted to 3 family with ok from town of Wallingford. Separate utilities, corner lot. $199,900. Call Brian Miller (203) 265-5618


FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 family. Fully rented. Lewis & West Main St. area. $205,000.

Call 203-606-2527 MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad.

Applications and copies of job descriptions may be obtained by calling (203) 238-9166 or coming by the CDI HS Office at 398 Liberty St., Meriden. Closing Date for accepting applications is August 14, 2009.

No experience necessary!



Education Services Manager Head Teacher Family Advocate Assistant Teacher Program Aide

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

Nearly 2 acres with street to street access. Great location lots of trees. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Move in ready. 941 N. Farms Rd. $314,000. Call for details 941-223-0213

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 PLANTSVILLE Male roommate to share private home, room furnished, $125 per week. 860628-2089


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 $169,900-7/3/1.5b Col. Many updates done; remod EIK, some newer windows, 1st fl laundry. Home features form DR, LR w/FP, FR in LL, enclosed porch & patio. Kathy (203) 235-3300

WLFD $675,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618

HELP WANTED CDI HEAD START serving the City of Meriden, CT is currently seeking applicants for the following Positions:

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Liberty St. Spacious room. Furnished or unfurnished. All utils. Parking. $140 weekly. Call 203-331-1416 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 for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591


WALLINGFORD RT5 Mixed Use Building Fully remodeled inside & out Great rental income. Approval and plans in place for an additional 14 bay storage building for even more income Cash Cow! asking $499K Karl 203-623-3911

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

CHURCH SECRETARY Plantsville UCC part-time For appl. info, see or call: 860-628-5595. Appl. deadline 8/24.

COOK The Lyman Farm Middlefield CT, (1) temporary cook needed 8/15/09 to 11/1/09, cooking for a large and diverse group of employees. Must be knowledgeable in safe food handling and proper sanitation. Prepare and cooks food for all meals. Responsible to work out schedule with other staff to keep camp clean. Keep kitchen, dining and prep area clean and sanitized. Work with Camp Supervisor to plan and prepare weekly menu and meal times which may vary daily. Help unload trucks, do inventory, and store food safely upon delivery. One month of labor camp cook experience required. Must work daily hours set up by Camp Manager which require split shifts to accommodate all meal times. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.86 hr. Report or send resumes to nearest local State workforce agency.

DRIVER/RECEIVER P/T Driver/Receiver needed. Must have a Valid Connecticut license, clean driving record. Apply in person:

Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 6, 2009

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

F/T Seasonal Intake Specialist Data entry of client information, completion of required forms and compile proper documentation to determine the eligibility of households applying for energy assistance. H.S. Diploma/GED. 2 yrs exp. 35 hrs/wk. $9.50-$10.50/hr.

MEDICAL CAREERS Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap metal has open staffing positions for:

General Production NSCT is located in Wallingford, CT and offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer. Individuals interested should log on to:\careers\opportunities to complete a Willingness Questionnaire.

Email your resume to: or apply at New Opportunities of Greater Meriden 191 Pratt Street Meriden, CT 06450. E.O.E.

GYMNASTICS: Female balance beam coach for our competitive team. Evenings and possible Saturdays. Experience required! Call 203-270-8274 HAIR DESIGNERS, Estheticians, Massage Therapists, Receptionist & Manager. FT/ PT. Call 203-507-5132 HAIRSTYLIST- 50% commission, guaranteed hourly rate. Paid vacation. Rte 10, Plainville. 860-747-9466 HAIRSTYLISTS/BARBERS PT/FT For Cheshire Salon. Benefits plus health. Call Kyle 860-416-4100 or 1-800-216-5979 INFINI-STAFF Has immediate openings for retail warehouse workers. Previous experience required. For more info please call 860-223-5100. LAWN Maintenance- FT Must have CT driver’s lic. Call Ron at Blossom View 203-272-2001 LAWNCARE- Experienced only should apply for mowing/fertilizing crew. Located in Cheshire area. Must have driver’s license. Call 203-469-6115


Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

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

800-286-6300 ext. 3902

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.

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HELP WANTED PART-TIME Family Program Coordinator position. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and experience working within the framework of family drivencommunity based-social services. Knowledge of Southington’s community resources a plus. Pleaase send cover letter and resume to: Family Resource Center of Southington, 240 Main St, Southington, CT 06489 or

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CURRENT OPENINGS avail. for infant, toddler & pre-school. Serving the community for 19 yrs. Member of Chamber of Commerce. Credit cards accepted. Ct Care 4 Kids accepted. Security cameras & secure entrances. Jumpin’ Beans Day School at 203-265-1544.


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Fire Inspector City of Meriden This is specialized inspection work enforcing fire prevention laws, ordinances, and rules; promoting the development and use of fire prevention methods. May be assigned to specialize in arson prevention and investigation. Work is preformed under the general direction of the Fire Marshal. Most routine inspectional and promotional work in the field is performed independently. Must be State Certified as a Fire Inspector/Fire Marshal as determined by the State of Connecticut. Send resumes to Personnel Dept., City Hall, 142 E. Main Street. Last date to apply is Friday, August 7, 2009. E.O.E.


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