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Volume 9, Number 19

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Friends and rivals leads high school’s Class of 2010 By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Plainville High School Class of 2010 salutatorian Alex Salazar, left, and valedictorian Alyssa Martino first met at the Middle School of Plainville and over the years have become “study buddies” and friendly rivals. PHS graduation will be Monday, June 21.

After 40 years, PHS principal to retire By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen The reality of retirement is starting to set in for Gregory Ziogas, who has been an employee of Plainville Community Schools for the past 40 years. On May 6, as he gave his remarks at the National Honor Society induction, he felt himself choking up a little and tears welling as he realized this would be the last time to speak at the program. “Graduation will be difficult for me,” he said. “It’s been a great 40 years,” Ziogas said. Ziogas, who is a Bristol

resident, came to the school system in 1970, fresh out of Springfield College where he majored in education and minored in Spanish. He was a sixth-grade teacher at Linden Street School. When he and his wife, Connie, got married in 1971, the summer after his first year of teaching, his first students stood on the steps outside the church and threw confetti when the couple came outside. “I almost can still picture that first class,” he said. As much as he enjoyed See Retires, page 13

Alyssa Martino, 17, and Alex Salazar, 18, are not only at the top of the P l a i nv i l l e High School Class of 2010, they are at the top of their respec- Martino tive games. The two students are valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, but were also named Plainville’s top scholar-athletes by the Connecticut Association of Schools — Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. “To my knowledge, I don’t remember

when this has happened before,” said Gregory Ziogas, Plainville High School principal. Martino and Salazar’s competitive natures have driven them to succeed on the field and in the classrooms. Although they met in m i d d l e Salazar school, it wasn’t until they reached high school that the friendship took off. They refer to each other as “study buddies” and said they are always there for one another.

See Class, page 8

Library advocates for patrons’ privacy By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen Privacy advocates have a friend in the Plainville Public Library. The library participated in the American Library Association’s first-ever Choose Privacy Week as a way to advocate for protecting patrons’ right to privacy. Library Director Peter Chase said the purpose of promoting awareness about privacy is to educate the public about the ever-increasing infringement of privacy and to create a national dialogue about privacy in a digital age. From grocery discount cards used to track purchase histories, to cell phones being able to track and eavesdrop, there are many ways people

lose their privacy without even realizing it, Chase said. Being asked to register personal information on Web sites - which can be sold for marketing purposes - is just one of those ways, he said. “There’s a lot of things we don’t question in our everyday lives and if we thought

more about it we wouldn’t be so free to give information away,” Chase said. “So many people say, ‘Well, I’m not doing anything criminal in my life,’ but what they don’t think about is the implications of people making

See Privacy, page 7

Budget vote results An all-day town-wide vote was held May 11 on the question: Shall the budget for fiscal year 2010-11 for $52,833,889 be adopted as proposed by the town council? Of the 10,377 eligible voters, 1,114 people cast their votes. Yes: 301 No: 813 A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m. The next regular Plainville Town Council meeting will be held Monday, May 17, 7 p.m., council chambers. The third and final vote will be held May 25, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Plainville Fire Headquarters, 77 W. Main St.


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Historical tour takes in the sites of Southington’s past By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

was a garbage dump, which was called Pigweed Park. The Village Improvement Society, an early version of the chamber, sought to clean it up, put in trees, sidewalks and monuments around the time of the U.S. Centennial,” he said. DiMauro, 53, said he has always been interested in history. From 1987 to 1997, he was town historian, the first appointed in the state after the law was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly. He was former director

of the Southington Historical Center; since April 15, he has been acting president of the historical society after the resignation of Robert W. Cusano, the longtime president. He is also well-known in the area as the former associate editor and writer for The Plainville Citizen, a contributor to The Southington Citizen, and previously, a staff writer and family living editor for The Observer newspaper. The tour will stop by the

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Privacy Continued from page 1 dossiers on them and what kinds of things they can imply about their lives and the loss of control that might bring.” Those sentiments are echoed on a new sign within the library stating, “I’m not an open book, I decide who sees what,” which is accompanied by this month’s book display about privacy. Although this was the first-ever privacy week, which ran from May 2 to 8, Chase said the library has always done everything possible to protect the privacy of its patrons. For example, once a book is returned to the library, staff members erase the name of the person who borrowed it. That way, if a government official ever requested the lending history of a person, it would simply be unavailable. The same goes for patrons’ Internet use, said Chase, since library staff erase all Internet files at the end of the day. “We believe strongly that what they’re reading and

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Allen Syskowski, of Plainville, surveys the Privacy Week display at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. what they’re viewing is a private matter,” said Chase. “It’s a general principle within all libraries.” Chase realized what it’s like firsthand to witness the privacy of individuals violated after the Patriot Act was passed in 2001. That law makes it possible for government officials to access lending histories of patrons in order to gather information about potential crime suspects. Chase had a gag order

placed on him by the FBI in 2005 after he refused to allow them access to records that year. The gag order on the librarians was issued under what’s known as a National Security Letter — an administrative subpoena for records that the FBI can issue without prior court approval. “We think that like spying on a voting booth, that’s why libraries are so much more involved in this than other organizations,” Chase said.

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Chase said in Connecticut, patron records are declared confidential by state law. Although patrons seemed interested and informed in privacy issues after the Patriot Act was passed, he’s noticed much less awareness or concern in recent years. “There’s less awareness now than there was three years ago, and I just think people are more complacent now,” Chase said. “What we’re asking them to do is become more aware of the different ways people pry into their lives and make an educated decision, not just be swept away.” The privacy books will be on display until the end of May.

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Angela Maycock, the American Library Association assistant director for the Office of Intellectual Freedom, agreed that libraries have long fought for privacy rights, long before the Patriot Act, which then intensified the struggle. “Libraries have been challenged over the years going back to the thirties and forties with Red Scare issues and law enforcement believing whatever people were reading, they were thinking,” Maycock said. “The ethics of librarianship is we don’t ask why people want a book and we don’t assume or judge users. We are simply providing access and people can form their own opinions and decide for themselves.”


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Both top students often studied together and were members of the same clubs. Since she was a freshman, Martino has always held the goal to be the top student. When she came to the school last summer to work on the yearbook, after stopping in the main office to say hello to Ziogas, she decided to register for some harder courses for her senior year, just to ensure her cumulative average would be the highest. Sports play a huge role in her life and she headed the PHS basketball and soccer teams, achieving school soc-

cer records of 56 goals and 54 assists. She also played on a premier team, athletic conference teams and all-state team. She enjoyed coaching the Recreation Department’s co-ed basketball team for fourth- to sixth-graders and was named coach of the year. In February, Martino signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her soccer career on scholarship at Providence College, a NCAA Division I school. “I’m very competitive,” Martino said. “I’ve loved every team, had great coaches, love the thrill of it.” The math enthusiast has also been involved in many club activities such as National Honor Society, Spanish

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During National Hospital Week, we want to thank all of the employees who help to make us a great hospital. We also want to recognize the following employees who are celebrating special service milestones.

50 YEARS Barbara Andrews

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20 YEARS Christine Backstrom Joann Barganier Jacqueline Bengtson Rita Burrell Donna Carroccia Kathleen Carroll Joanne Chicker Deborah Colocchio June Corriveau Cassandra Cote Sal Crispo Joseph Daley Susan Dancsak Elvira DiMascio Pamela Doty Laura Eiss Paula Evelich Cecilio Garcia Joseph Gigliotti Denise Grabowski Sandra Kastner Terri Lynn Kramer Kathy Lavoie Joan Lizon Kristen Mariano Marshall Cheryl McClay Nancy Miller

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Grace Church’s ‘gold box’ holds God’s love By Tiana Welles Special to The Citizen

The Rev. Steven Brisson has been at Grace Lutheran Church for five years now. It’s not an uncommon sight to see him leading worship with his guitar, not every Sunday, but regularly. His joyous attitude towards God comes through his voice and song. It also shows during the part of the service which he considers more challenging. This is when he calls all the children to the front of the altar and receives “The Gold Box.” A simple gold-colored shoe box is given to a different child every week to fill with a single object. When The Gold Box is opened, right there in the

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The Rev. Steve Brisson, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., followed a call to the ministry after working as a chemist. middle of the service, Brisson’s job is to identify how that object shows God’s love

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Albert R. Leone, 87, Southington, died April 24, 201, at Miller Memorial Community in Meriden. He was the husband of Julia (Testa) Leone. He was born in Southington on Oct. 31, 1922, and was the son of the late Patsy and Mary (Marrotta) Leone. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in Europe. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, the Purple Heart and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon. He had retired from EMHART Corp. and was a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. He was also an active member of the American Legion, the Sons of Italy, the Disabled American Veterans, the Redmen and the Maria Degli Angeli Society. He is survived by his three children, Patsy Leone and wife, Penny, of Texas, Sharon Keene and husband, Roger, of Meriden, and Robert Leone and wife, Sheri, of Plainville; a brother, Anthony Leone, of New Britain; a sister, Helen Menditto, of Newington; his six loving grandchildren, Kellie Vrba and husband, Jeff, Mynde Smith and husband, John, Jennifer Hunter and husband, Rick, Rebecca Curtis and husband, Scott,


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George Michael Witik, beloved husband of Joyce Gray Witik, of West Hartford, died at home after a short illness on April 21, 2010. He was born in Plainville, the son of the late George and Natalie Gabor Witik, who came from Ukraine in 1909. He was a graduate of Plainville High School and attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He served in the United States Navy where he completed his pilot training in Dallas. After military service, he worked for Minneapolis Honeywell and Hamilton Standard. He then founded the George Witik Building Construction Company. Later in his career, he worked in the engineering department at the University of Connecticut Medical Center where he assisted in the design, construction and operation of the hospital. He loved his home, which was built in 1812, and spent many years restoring it. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 144 in West Hartford for eight years. He also enjoyed spending time at Cape Cod where he served for 20 years as president of the Waterview Colony Condominium Association in Chatham, Mass. He was a caring, loving father and grandfather. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children and their spouses, Paul Gray Witik and his wife, Que, of Wallingford, Andrew George Witik and his wife, Claire, of Chicago, and Tara Kathryn DiVenti and her husband, Tony, of Baltimore; his six grandchildren. The funeral was held April 24, 2010, at the Molloy Funeral Home, West Hartford, followed by a Mass at the Church of St. Timothy, West Hartford. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Memorial dona-

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Letters to the Editor

Ask residents, not bicyclists

To the editor: As a resident of Plainville, and specifically, the section of Plainville that is being considered to have the proposed bike path run right through it, I would like to express my concern and dismay at the handling of this situation. The residents of Robert Street and Robert Street Extension have not been notified or consulted directly with on the possibility of the bike path being sent right through their front yards. We had to read about it in the local newspapers. I understand that there is an event on June 13, and cyclists will be invited to “vote on”’ which route they like best. That is very nice, but I would like to remind you about the taxes paid by peo-

ple along the proposed route, and the property values that will be reduced by having a bike path, literally, mere feet outside our front windows. The modest homes in this neighborhood are situated on small lots in close proximity to the street, as noted in the report to the town. The proposal lists Robert Street Extension as a quiet, low-traffic area. That is pretty accurate most days and that is what I looked for in purchasing property there. This construction, if allowed to happen, will change the integrity of that area. In an article in one newspaper, Jim Cassidy, who was involved in planning for this project, was quoted as saying “Why don’t we let the cyclists decide?” Somehow, I think this is flawed logic. Shouldn’t we let the property owners/taxpayers decide?

Plainville is the only town that will be utilizing local streets. Now, I am not sure if anyone on the town council or others involved in this planning have taken a bicycle ride down Robert Street and Robert Street Extension, but it is a very dangerous ride. The stop sign at the top of the hill where Robert Street intersects with Usher Avenue is a very narrow section of road, and most people don’t even stop at it. Then, continuing on down the hill, bicycles can get going at speeds of about 30 to 40 miles per hour. If a car backing out of a driveway on that street does not detect this, there will be accidents. I urge members of the town council and the town manager’s office to reconsider this plan. Patricia Sawczuk Plainville

Budget cuts hurt youth most

To the editor: If the proposed budget is accepted or rejected on May 11, the children of Plainville are going to pay the cost. The budget, as now proposed, further curtails “general government” spending by .5 percent and further reduces the board of education budget by 1.3 percent. In addition, more than 30 percent of the reductions in general government budgets have a direct negative impact on the youth of our community. To me this clearly indicates that something is wrong, and I am truly concerned by the fact that the parents of our youth are not getting out and expressing their opinions in the allday budget voting process; 13 percent voting is not “good,” it is shameful! With the proposed reductions in our investment in education, additional reductions in academic activities must not take place. Such acTown Council special meeting, Municipal tion has the very possible potential of our school district Center, 7 p.m. losing the academic accrediWednesday, May 19 tation earned these past few Republican Town Committee Executive Board, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 Economic Development Agency, MuniciThe Plainville Citizen intends to present a forum for the pal Center, 7 p.m. lively exchange of ideas and issues. To facilitate the publiMonday, May 24 cation of your contributions, several guidelines should be Aviation Commission, Municipal Center, 7 followed. Letters to the editor must be signed, with a telep.m. phone number included. The writer will be called to conVeterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. firm 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. CONTACT US However, the selection and date of publication will be at Editorial:.................................(860) 620-5960 the discretion of the editor. The opinions expressed by our letter writers are not necessarily those of this newspaper. Advertising: .................(860) 620 5960 x3406 We receive the right to edit all letters. Only two letters from the same writer will be considered for publication Fax:...........................................(860) 621-3660 monthly. The deadline is Monday 9 a.m. to be considered Published every Thursday. for Thursday publication. Delivered by mail to all of the homes and Letters may be e-mailed to; businesses in Plainville – 06062. sent to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT The Plainville Citizen is published by the 06062; or faxed to (860) 621-3660. Record-Journal Publishing Co. For more information, call The Plainville Citizen at General manager – Michael F. Killian (860) 620-5960.

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years; earned, I say, by the most dedicated efforts by the highly educated and skilled educators and administrators employed in our school district. Perhaps we have attained the most unfortunate position where the board of education will be forced to closely examine extracurricular activities on a cost-per-participant basis; assigning all costs associated with that activity, (coaches, transportation, additional insurance and administrative costs, etc.) and either curtail those that have the highest cost per participant or operate them on a cost-to-participant basis. I would hope that this action is not required as these activities are essential in the education process for our youth. We have definitely reached the point in history when 100 percent of the voting age populations must actively participate in process for the preparation of our younger citizens to function effectively and intelligently in the 21st century. Foster S. White Plainville

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Art protégés Photos courtesy of Peter Chase

More than 500 people attended the Plainville Community Schools art show at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., on Friday, May 7, during an evening reception. More than 1,000 pieces of art will be on display at library through May. Guests were treated to refreshments made by the culinary arts students.

Dominic Pedrolini, a thirdgrader at Wheeler School, shows the book he wrote and illustrated, “The Magic Whale.” He made the cover art from yarn.

Elizabeth Susco, a secondgrader at Linden Street School, displays her collage of different textures made from beans, sandpaper and fabric.

Valerie Knapp, a senior at Plainville High School, stands with her self-portrait done with pastel and acrylic.

Retires Continued from page 1 teaching, this sports enthusiast and athlete also wanted to coach. While in college he played basketball and later played semi-professional basketball as a guard and forward with the New England Regents. In the mid-1970s, he moved to Plainville Junior High School to teach Spanish and reading; he also coached high school basketball and soccer. He later became the high school athletic director. In the meantime he earned his master’s and sixth-year degrees from Central Connecticut State University. Moving up the administrative ladder, in 1992 he became the assistant principal at PHS and in 2004, the principal. To him, it was a logical progression. “Administration goes hand in hand with coaching,” Ziogas said. Ziogas, who will be 62 in August, stopped playing sports when he was in his early 50s and last coached in 1987. He had considered retiring in past years, however, “I just couldn’t separate myself from PHS,” he said. “It’s hard to walk away from what you love.” Ziogas decided with the dramatic changes in education, such as the intense reliance on technology and

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Gregory Ziogas stands next to the Plainville High School sign as counts down the final weeks before he retires after 40 years in the local school system. computerized data, it was finally the right time to retire. “The education field is making changes I am not prepared for,” he said. When he was in college, students didn’t learn keyboarding; only those in the secretarial field did so and that was on typewriters. The budget has also become an annual struggle and challenge to make cuts without jeopardizing people’s jobs or student activities, or increasing class sizes. “I’m feeling I don’t have the ambition to do this anymore,” he said. Ziogas said his wife fully supports his decision. He calls his wife “my inspira-

tion.” Their life together has had “three critical points. First, marrying her. Second, 21 years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was very emotional, but she pulled through it. And third, she is a great sounding board, a voice of reason.” When he was younger he was more volatile — “I’m Italian and Greek,” he said — and his wife’s even temperament has influenced him to mellow a bit. “We have a great relationship.” During their marriage, they raised three children, Craig, Ginny and Todd and now have eight grandchildren: seven girls and one boy.

Retirement will give him more family time. Working with his wife, who is the main office professional, has been easy, Ziogas said. She actually was hired for that position years before he came to PHS, he said, and it is he who is the latecomer to the school. “She’s great at her job,” which she will be continuing for now as she has not made plans to retire. Ziogas describes PHS as “a diamond high school. It’s a gem.” He said it is because of the atmosphere of family between staff and students. “From the top to the bottom” the students are terrific, Ziogas said. “There are kids who don’t try too hard, but they’re still great kids.” He said he also forged good relationships with the students and their parents, many whom he taught when they were young. Plainville has an exemplary school system, which is why many people who have grown up here have decided to stay in town to raise their own families, he said. When first out of college and throughout his career he could have taught in other towns, however, “I picked Plainville because there’s something different about it. There is a concern for the welfare of the kids. That’s why I wanted to be part of it,” he said. There have been numer-

ous challenges while he has been principal, yet all goals have been accomplished, he said. He referred to the recent accreditation process through New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the extensive school renovation project, which he called “an exhausting challenge.” “Mr. Ziogas has spent a lifetime contributing to improving the lives of Plainville’s students. He has been a tremendous role model for our students and staff and we have all benefited greatly from having Greg spend his career in Plainville,” said Kathleen Binkowski, superintendent of Plainville Community Schools. “We will miss him but wish him well as he moves to the next level of his life.” Now he’s looking forward to retiring, though he has not made any specific plans. “I’ve never had a summer off since I was 12 years old,” he said. Further down the road he may consider part-time work in a different career or as an interim administrator or doing part-time work. “Right now I’m focused on getting to the finish line.” He will cross the finish line on June 30 when he packs up his office and leaves. “It’ll be a tough day. I’ve been very blessed,” he said. “I will really miss it.”


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ELCA’s “call process,” a mutual pairing service where both the members of the church and the prospective pastor communicate what they are looking for, and then open a dialogue over several months’ time. The members of Grace Lutheran Church, or “Grace” as it is affectionately called by members, decided Brisson was their man about five years ago. Originally from Bellingham, Mass. and trained as a chemist, Brisson found he moved into ministry in slow steps until it became obvious to him that his path was going towards full-time ministry, leading him to enter the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 1997. Grace Lutheran was

founded in 1957 and first met at Linden Street School, led by the Rev. Darvin Herman. A groundbreaking worship service took place on May 21, 1959, and the cornerstone was laid just weeks later on June 28. On May 22, 1960, one year after construction began, the doors of the new home of the church were opened at 222 Farmington Ave. The small church has large heart and is involved in numerous local activities with groups like PARC, Walk for Life, and the Plainville Community Food Pantry. It also collects for charities such as ELCA World Hunger, and more recently, Haiti Relief. A prayer shawl ministry provides warmth, comfort and prayers to those who receive a homemade shawl. As

a member of the Plainville Conference of Churches, it participates in Food For Friends, a collective ministry that provides a hot meal on Wednesday evenings, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Congregational Church of Plainville. Each church involved provides the meal for one week in turn. Brisson noted that from its humble start of just a handful of people at the first meal, Food for Friends has grown to serving an average of 60 or more people on Wednesday nights. Grace Lutheran Church services are held at 9 a.m. on Sundays, and all are welcome. For more information, call (860) 747-5191 or visit

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Help us Adopt Little Oksana will be held Saturday, May 15, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Trinity on Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. A couple from Plainville would like to adopt Oksana, who is from Ukraine. There will be a buffet, dancing, dessert and a coffee bar. There will be a raffle, entertainment by The Glamour Girls and a cash bar. Last year, Oksana came and stayed with the Rowes during the summer and she will be returning again this summer. The family wants to adopt her. For tickets, contact Renee Rowe at (860) 793-0847.

Parks And Recreation Department officials would like to remind residents to please clean up after their pets in the parks. Dog walk bag receptacles are available at Norton and Paderewski parks. It is not fair to other people who use the parks and is unsanitary to leave animal waste. Animal control will be checking the parks periodically. Anyone not cleaning up after their pets will be fined $60 by town ordinance.

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Mark Dennis Fongemie, 55, and his wife Linda Susan (Insalaco) Fongemie, 50, of Kensington, died May 1, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born in Derry, N.H., and was the son of Si-

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George May

George Walter May, 88, of Newington, formerly of P l a i nv i l l e, died May 2, 2010, at his home. He was the husband for 58 years to the late Virginia (Wernlund) May. He was born on July 13, 1921, in Schenectady, N.Y., to the late John and Edith (Hallman) May. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a longtime Plainville resident having worked in the Plainville school system for 20 years serving as the school business manager. He also served on numerous town and church commit-

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unusual areas and the people who were important to Continued from page 3 Southington in those days,” DiMauro said. um after his death in the earThe bus being used for this ly 1970s. “It is a good example tour is a smaller coach from of what life was like during new Britain Transportation the late 19th and early 20th Co. with comfortable seats centuries,” DiMauro said. and a public address system. Other information DiMau- Up to 45 people can take the ro shares is about the tour, thus, seats are limited. Southington and Plantsville This event is being held in Tramway Co., established in conjunction with the Greater 1888 and one of the first trol- Southington Chamber of ley lines built in Connecti- Commerce. There is a charge cut. Eventually three trolley to attend and tickets can be companies served Southing- purchased by calling the ton, forcing the Southington chamber of commerce at and Plantsville company to (860) 628-8036 or by stopping become the local electricity at the office located in Factogenerating company. “The ry Square on Center Street. The Southington Historiera of the trolley didn’t last cal Society, located at the corlong locally,” DiMauro said. DiMauro said he enjoys re- ner of Main Street and Merilating his knowledge to other den Avenue will open at 9 people; as time goes on, un- a.m. for complimentary refortunately, more history is freshments. The bus tour is lost. “History is more than from 10 a.m. to noon. Projust a laundry list of facts ceeds benefit the historical and dates. I try to focus on society.



Cosmetology Continued from page 4 ing was purchased for $375,000. “We weren’t exactly looking to expand,” said Martin, “but this building, in this town, with this kind of parking, we really couldn’t afford to pass it up.” Mark DeVoe, Plainville director of planning and economic development, first met Carmelo Gugliotti at the Wethersfield location. “Mr. Gugliotti insisted I visit his existing facility to get a feel for how they do business. I was impressed by the family, their business and the way they presented themselves.” To become a school facility, the building underwent a complete transformation. The façade was torn off and totally remodeled, as was the inside, as it was renovated into a state-of-the-art facility with the most modern equip-

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Up and down play continues for Lady Blue Devils By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen

It was two steps forward and one step back for the Plainville softball team in a three-day, three-game stretch last week. The Lady Blue Devils blanked Bulkeley and Platt to get back to .500 (6-6) before East Catholic pitcher Alyssa Wolejko shut the door on their mini-run Friday. Plainville needed to change course after losing three of four games coming into last week, scoring two or less runs in the losses. A matchup with struggling Bulkeley Wednesday in Hartford came at just the right time.

Coach Jen Micowski said it was important to set the tone early, then stay consistent, and that’s what the Devils did. Plainville scored six runs in the first inning and 12 in the second on the way to

a 21-0 victory in five innings. Katie Treado pitched two innings, without giving up a hit, and Tabi Arnold gave up two over the final three innings. Arnold, a sophomore, also knocked in three runs. “She has really stepped up and showed a lot of leadership,” Micowski said of Arnold. “She challenged herself to make an impact and she’s done a good job.” Shelby Marquis added a home run and Becky Slivinsky had a triple for Plainville against Bulkeley. Marquis, a senior, followed that up with three hits, including a double in the 5-0 victory over Platt in Meriden Thursday. “Shelby has consistently come through for us all season,” Micowski said. Micowski called her team’s performance against Platt its “best collective effort of the season.” Treado was outstanding, holding Platt hitless for five innings. “We have relied on her for


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three years,” Micowski said of Treado, a senior. “She gives us a chance to win every game. She’s not overpowering, but she finds a way to get it done.” Treado simply makes teams hit the ball and it’s up to the defense. “Our defense was perfect against Platt,” Micowski said. “The hits they got, they earned them.” Plainville was hoping for a third straight road victory at East Catholic, but Alyssa Wolejko had other ideas. “Our bats went silent,” Micowski said. Wolejko, a senior who holds all of East Catholic’s pitching records, struck out 17 for a 5-0 victory over the Blue Devils in Manchester. “[Wolejko] jumped ahead on us in the count a lot and then worked the outside corner well,” Micowski said. “We didn’t go down looking much, but we couldn’t get to that outside pitch. “We were hoping the way See Softball, next page

Coach has high hopes for relay team By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Heading into this week, the Plainville High School boys track and field team’s 4x100 relay team had finished first in all but one of its races this season. The foursome is comprised of Ryan Martel, Adam Foster, Chris Saunders and Adrian Toporski. “They’re not the fastest kids, but we have the best handoffs in the league. And certainly, that’s what helps us,” PHS coach Shaun Berard said. “I know the kids don’t like practicing the handoffs; they make comments, they grunt every time we practice them. But we practice them a couple of times a week, and do them the right way. And that’s what gives them a couple extra feet.” Martel, Foster and Toporski also were members of the 4x100 team last year, and along with Hector Rivera, finished fourth at the CIAC Class M state meet. Rivera opted not to come out for track this

year, but the 4x100 team has continued to thrive. The new guy, Saunders, has fit right in. “He came out as a freshman, and wasn’t really fast, but stuck it out and tried,” Berard said of Saunders, now a junior. “As a sophomore, it’s like ‘this kid is looking a little bit faster.’ Junior year, it’s like ‘wow, he can sprint.’ He’s a little bit older and a lot stronger, and he’s helping us out.” Berard believes his 4x100 team has what it takes to, once again, finish in the top five at the Class M meet, which would earn it a spot in the State Open. “They’re already faster than they were at this point last year,” Berard said. “So, hopefully, for the states and State Open they’ll be peaking out.” Helped out by its 4x100 team, Plainville topped Platt last week to improve to 4-2 on the season. Also scoring a lot of points for the Blue Devils this year have been hurdler Nick LaBella, and jumpers Chase Tarca and Martel.

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After winning just three of its first 10 games to start the season, the Plainville High School baseball team has turned things around as of late. A 32 victory over Wethersfield on Friday improved the Blue Devils’ record to 6-7. Brett Litke had two homeruns against Wethersfield, including a walkoff blast. Pictured: Plainville’s Conor Phaneuf in action in a victory over Platt last week. Litke heads for third against Platt.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, May 13, 2010

Young tennis team has taken its lumps this spring By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The usually upbeat Chuck Radda did not attempt to sugarcoat his Plainville High School tennis team’s recent play. “It’s a little hard to put a positive spin on the last six matches,” the veteran coach said. The Lady Blue Devils lost a heartbreaker, 4-3, to Rockville two weeks back, and the locals haven’t gotten close to chalking up a win since. Over the course of its next five matches, Plainville won just three of 35 games. Radda pointed out that his troops faced some tough opponents during that stretch, including Newington and Bristol Central. But he’s not using that as an excuse. “We’d like to be competitive, at least,” Radda said, “and

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Hit hard by graduation, the Plainville High School girls tennis team has had a tough time of it this spring. Pictured: The Lady Blue Devils’ No. 2 singles player Sarah Kane.

we’re far from that.” However, through it all, the young Lady Blue Devils have kept their chin up. “I don’t think the girls are necessarily dispirited; for one thing, more of them are getting a chance to play as we try to fill in the holes in the lineup,” said Radda, who lost three all-conference players to graduation last spring. “I guess I’m trying to catch lightning in a bottle, hoping

that someone will seize the opportunity and pull ahead of the field. So far it hasn’t happened.” Wins have proven hard to come by, but Radda said he

has received a “really good effort” from his top three singles players — Jess Foertsch, Sarah Kane and Sam Zaza. Also, Radda likes the work the No. 1 doubles team of

Ashley Raynock and Abby Szach has turned in. The duo won seven of its first 10 matches this spring, and is on track to qualify for the state tournament.

For golfers change in conference has worked out well By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen In the Northwest Conference, the Plainville High School golf team played the role of David, while Berlin, East

Catholic, Farmington, Northwest Catholic and RHAM were the towering, powerful Goliath character. But since making the leap to the Central Connecticut Conference this year, the PHS golf team has transformed into one of the big guys.

The Blue Devils defeated Bulkeley and Platt at Tunxis Plantation last week to improve to 6-1 in the CCC (8-3 overall). Has the move to the CCC South Division — viewed as a less-competitive golf conference than the now defunct NWC — been a positive one for Plainville? “Absolutely,” said PHS coach Steve Guerriero. Led by co-match medalists Austin Provost and Aaron Forino, Plainville carded a

season-best 169 against Bulkeley. Provost and Forino shot 39. They were followed by teammates Andrew Chapman (45), Andrew Hamel (46) and Jake Barrett (47). Two days before besting Bulkeley, the Blue Devils handled Platt, 175-207. Provost was match medalist with a 40. Rounding out the Plainville slate were Barrett (44), Forino (45) and Hamel (46). Guerriero likes the way Forino’s game has rounded

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into shape this spring. “That was a really good effort on his part,” the veteran coach said of the junior’s performance against Bulkeley. “That 39 is great.” “I expect big things from him this year, and next year,” he added. In fact, with several varsity-tested players returning in 2011, Guerriero is hoping for big things all around next season. “I don’t want to look that far ahead, but they have expectations, and I have expectations,” he said. On tap for the Blue Devils this week are Bristol Central and Berlin.


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we played against Platt would carry over, but we fell short. We just have to get back to work.” Plainville lost to Bristol Central, 3-1, Monday to fall to 6-8 on the year. Marquis homered for the Lady Blue Devils. Callyn Dalke manufactured two hits and three

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Players from Plainville Little League attended Family Day with the Rock Cats May 8 at New Britain Stadium. Pictured before the game are Plainville coach Chris Hillson, and players Peyton Hillson, Keith Nicholson, Tayler Bloom, Alec Couture, Spencer Michalek, Trevor Rau, Tucker Rau, Nathan Michalek, Tanner Bloom, Tanner Rau, Dante Cologiavanni, Tim Keating, Jalen Benoit, Trevor Bloom, Andrew Michalek and Michael Gibilisco, who won a drawing to throw out the first pitch.

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A bus trip fund-raiser to Mohegan Sun casino will be held Saturday, June 5. Proceeds will go to support the Plainville High School boys basketball program. Space is limited. Reserve a spot now. For more information, email PHS boys basketball coach Marc Wesoly at wesolym@plainvilleschools. org.

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PARC — Family-Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, located at 28 Maple St., Plainville, can be contacted at (860) 747-0316, via e-mail or visit the Web site

Golfers needed Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Plainville Knights of Columbus are once again hosting the PARC/Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Classic to be held Saturday, May 15. The Hawk’s Landing Country

Aspiring actors Club in Southington will be the venue for an 18-hole scramble format. Entrants will be treated to an early continental breakfast, lunch at the break, and a buffet dinner catered by Gnazzo’s Food Center of Plainville following the play. The event will be capped off with awards presentations and a raffle. “We’re delighted to be collaborating again this year, and would like to encourage golfers from the community to come out and join us for a great day of golf,” said Diane Kraut, co-chair of the event, and PARC’s President. Individuals or foursomes will be welcomed at a fee per golfer, which includes greens fees for 18 holes with shared cart, use of the driving range, door prize ticket, and three meals. The start will be modified shotgun starting at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit PARC’s programs and the K of C scholarship fund. Anyone looking to participate, or to donate a raffle prize to this charity event should contact Rich Dziura at (860) 747-5451, or Diane Kraut at (860) 747-0316.

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Ruby Mierzejewski, left, and Cheyenne Beganski, clad in their finest dresses and feather boas, watch the opening night of the Plainville Choral Society’s “42nd Street.” The singing and movements captivated the girls and had one 2-1/2-yearold dancing to each number. After the show, they were brought up to the stage to get the feel of the “big lights” and watched with their mouths open as the stage manager lowered a glittered backdrop for their enjoyment. The show continues Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, 7:30 p.m., at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Tickets can be purchased by calling (860) 7475946 or (860) 747-1492 or at the door.

Memorial Day observance The Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 31 will begin with ceremonies in remembrance of those who died in service to the country.


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Residents can meet at the Plainville Veterans of Foreign Wars on Northwest Drive at 6:30 a.m. The procession will leave the VFW for ceremonial observances at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Cemetery and East Cemetery. There will be a brief service and 21-gun salute. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the corner of Broad and Whiting streets. After the parade, a memorial ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Broad and Whiting streets. Those people who are driving vehicles and floats are asked to be parked in the marshaling area on Broad Street, between East and Whiting streets, by 8 a.m. There will be a person there to assist. People who are marching in the parade are asked to arrive at 8:15 a.m. No cars will be permitted in this area after 8:30 a.m. Groups driving or marching in the parade should confirm attendance at least two weeks in advance. Contact Scott Saunders, (860) 7478837, or Dan Hurley, (860) 7930642.


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Blue and Gold Dinner Matt Hushin, den leader for Webelo II Pack 72, presents awards to his den including, from left to right, Robert Norris, Ethan Hushin and Brandon Mello.

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Jake Hillburn, Webelo I from Pack 76, enjoys a beverage at the Boy Scouts Blue and Gold Dinner held at Toffolon School.

Following the Outlaw Derby held at Toffolon School on May 8, members of Cub Scout Pack 76 show their creations. Erika Solomon, left, received the second-place award and Joseph Kennedy was first-place winner. John Kennedy came in third.

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A Plainville couple, Bob and Jenn Goulet, are organizing a pig roast to benefit Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to autism research, awareness and fighting for the rights for families that have relatives with autism. The family-friendly event is planned for Saturday, May 22, from 1 to 10 p.m., at St. Joseph Polish Society, 88 E. Main St., Forestville. Among the activities will be food, a raffle, live music, horseshoe tournament, bounce houses, face painters and clowns. There is a charge to attend. Proceeds are donated to Autism Speaks. Tickets can be purchased at Nuchies Restaurant, St. Joseph Polish Society or at the door. For more information, contact Bob Goulet at

On Sunday, May 23, from 7 a.m. to noon, a pancake breakfast to support Autism Speaks will be held at Capri Ristorante, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. There is a charge to attend.

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Relay For Life happenings Relay For Life Of Plainville will take place Saturday, June 5 to Sunday, June 6 at Norton Park. This 24hour event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and will close at 10 a.m. Sunday. This year’s theme is fairy tales and the event has been named “Once Upon a Relay …” Upcoming events include: Save the Next One — Saturday, May 22: Charity Golf Classic, Pequabuck Golf Club of Bristol. For more information e-mail For information about Relay For Life of Plainville, visit the Web site

Bottle drive for Relay A Relay For Life bottle drive and drop off center will be held at Jim’s Deli, 361 Woodford Ave., Plainville. This will be ongoing. For more information, contact Julie at Jim’s Deli, (860) 747-8857.


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Senior Happenings

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

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Monday, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Groceries are distributed every other Monday. The next distribution will be May 17. This program is available to Plainville residents who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled under the Social Security Act. The first time in the program, bring proof of age and residency. For more information, call the housing authority at (860) 747-5909.

group will learn more about how to cope and experience living wheat-free. Register by calling the senior center.

Nine-day Italy trip A nine-day trip to Italy will take place Oct. 8 to 16. This trip is open to the public. The group will visit Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona and Sienna. There is a price per person which in-

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Coffee with a social worker will be held at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., on Monday, May 17, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie will answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid Part D, Medicare Savings Program, housing options, where to find Alzheimer’s help in the community, caregiving, homecare, etc. Meet in the game room and no need to register for this program.

The Plainville Senior Center Computer Lab, 200 East St., is looking for volunteers who would like to teach computer classes or coaches who would like to help the instructors. The senior center will provide the training and the curriculum. See Shawn, Rhonda, or Scott for more information at the center or call (860) 747-5728.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Circle of Parents — The Circle of Parents Support Group is for any parent looking to meet with other parents to exchange ideas, share information, develop new parenting skills, learn about community resources and find mutual support. The group usually meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month,

from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Congregational Church of Plainville, library, 130 W. Main St. Entrance is at the rear of the building. Childcare is available. Information: call Cathy Sisco, program manager, at (860) 7934652. Guided nature walks — Guided nature walks on Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. will be held at Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, off Route 177, Unionville Avenue, by Ruth Hummel and Sue Holcomb. Information: call (860) 747-0081. Movie matinee at the library — “Crazy Heart” will be shown on Thursday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who has had too many marriages, too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times.

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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. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090. Kid’s Koncoctions — Kid’s Koncoctions will be held at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., on Friday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. This is a hands-on class for

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“42nd Street” — The Plainville Choral Society is performing the musical, “42nd Street,” at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way on Friday, May 7 and 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 8 and 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St.; Family Barber Shop, 122 East St.; J.P. Jewelers, 47 Whiting St.; and Dancingly Yours, 125 E. Main St., all in Plainville; Saints Restaurant, 1248 Queen St. in Southington; Feet First, 99 Farmington Ave. in Bristol; Irene’s Culinary, 2 East Main St. in Forestville. For members of “Let’s Go Arts,” two-for-one at the door only. Information: call (860) 747-5695 or (860) 7471492 or PARC/K of C Charity

Golf — Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Plainville Knights of Columbus are hosting the PARC/Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Classic Saturday, May 15. The Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington will be the venue for an 18-hole scramble format, which begins with a modified shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entrants will be treated to an early continental breakfast, lunch at the break, and a buffet dinner catered by Gnazzo’s Food Center of Plainville following the play. The event will be capped off with awards presentations and a raffle. Individuals or foursomes will be welcomed at a fee per golfer, which includes greens fees for 18 holes with shared cart. Proceeds benefit PARC’s programs and the K of C scholarship fund. Information: Rich Dziura at (860) 7475451, or Diane Kraut at (860)

747-0316. Relay For Life tag sale— Relay For Life allteam tag sale will be held Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 174 W. Main St. Rain date is Sunday, May 16. To participate, contact Becky Tyrrell at (860) 9782477 or e-mail All teams should bring their own tables and all proceeds will benefit each individual team.



“From Stage and Screen” — The Plainville Wind Ensemble will perform “From Stage and Screen,” some of the most well-known music of Broadway and Hollywood, Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m., at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., 2 p.m. For more information on the Plainville

Wind Ensemble, call (860) 747-1851 or visit Outdoor Haiti fundraiser — An outdoor Haiti fundraiser will be held Sunday, May 16, 2 to 5 p.m., at D’Angelo’s, 59 East St. Rain date is May 23. There will be all types of live music for the young and old including, country western, ’70s and ’80s, Christian, Bristol Olde Tyme Fiddlers, Connecticut Patriots Fife and Drum Corps and others. All donations accepted will go to Haiti through Adventist Development Relief Agency, an organization similar to the American Red Cross but is run by the Seventh-day Adventist Churches. Information: visit the Web site Youth group — Trinity Covenant Church, 59 Trumbull Ave., invites youths from age 9 through 12th grade to the Trinity Covenant Youth Group. The

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Art league — The Art League of Plainville will meet Monday, May 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Demonstrator will be Doe Bartlett, who will critique paintings and other works that members and guests bring with them. An election of a new president will be held. Information: call Nancy Giudice, president, at (860) 747-3703. This is the last meeting until September.


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LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP # 2010-11 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Plainville is requesting proposals for Reappraisal and Revaluation of All Parcels in the Town of Plainville. Information for bidders, specifications, and proposal forms are available at the following location: Office of the Town Manager Plainville Municipal Center One Central Square Plainville, Connecticut 06062 Proposals will be accepted until 10 a.m., June 14, 2010. The Town of Plainville reserves the right to consider terms of service in addition to initial cost. The Town of Plainville reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to reject any informalities in the proposal, and to award said proposal in the best interest of the Town of Plainville. Proposals should be sealed and marked on the front of the package as follows: “RFP # 2010-11/Reappraisal and Revaluation in the Town of Plainville” Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this10th day of May, 2010. Shirley Osle Assistant Town Manager

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OLDS Cutlass Supreme 1998


CHRYSLER Concord 2000$3800 or best offer. Call (203) 634-8657

ACURA TL 4 DOOR SEDAN AT #2329 Filed bankruptcy or even a repo, we at Loehmann-Blasius Chevrolet Cadillac can help. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Darrell 203-232-2600

CHEVY IMPALA 2000 4 Spd Auto, 4 Door, 4 Cylinder. #DR1031 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

HONDA Accord EX 2003 V6 105K, Automatic, Loaded, Cruise, Alloys, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors, Sun Roof, Leather Seats, Pwr Seats, Heated Seats and more. Clean Car Fax #581 $9,995.00 (203) 634-7878

PLAINVILLE 14 Rosemont Dr. Sat 8-4 Moving Sale. Misc Items, Indoor & Outdoor Items. Make Offers.

PLAINVILLE 222 Farmington Avenue - Ladies Guild of Grace Lutheran Church. Plant, Bake & Tag Sale. May 22 - 9am-2pm.

PLAINVILLE Fri. & Sat. 5/14-5/15 9am-3pm 24 Maxine Road AWESOME Children’s Toy Sale


CADILLAC DTS 4 Dr Sedan V8 We have many loan programs available regardless of credit problems. #2289 Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Woody 203-695-2610

FORD ESCORT SE 1998 4 Door. Automatic. 4 Cylinder. #DR904 $2,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


V6, Automatic. Fully loadedEvery Option! Leather. Runs excellent. $1500 or best offer. (860) 621-6010 or 203-598-4674

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 F150 2000 XCab. 4x4. Clean. $5500. Dodge Dakota1999 Sport Pickup V8. $1950 Ford Windstar 2003 New trans. Excellent $2950. 203-213-1142

SUBARU FORESTER 2007 2.5 X LL Bean 4 Cylinder Automatic. AWD. 73,847 mi #S10155A $15,999 (203) 949-1104

MAZDA-3 2005 5 Speed. 6 disc in-dash CD. Power Windows. Power Locks. AC. New Brakes. Excellent condition. Black interior with Red Accents. $10,500. Call (203) 980-7616 HONDA Accord Ex Coupe 2006 66K, One Owner, All maintenance done by Honda. Automatic. Loaded- Sunroof, Alloys, Cruise, Leather Heated Seats, Pwr Seats, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors and more. #574 $13,500 (203) 634-7878

MERCURY Mystique 1997 Good condtion. $1,500 or best offer. Call 203-238-2502

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5i 2007 4 door AWD. 5 Speed Manual. 28,353 mi #P1654 $15,995 (203) 949-1104

MERCURY TRACER LS 1997 Station wagon. Auto. 4 Cylinder. #DR1017 $2,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. REWARD if returned. Call (203) 630-2426/(203)427-3946

ACURA TL 2005 66K. Automatic, Leather, Heated Seats, Power Seats, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors. Alloys, Cruise, Sunroof, CD. Clean Carfax and more. #567 $16,995.00 (203) 634-7878

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SUBARU IMPREZA 2006 STATION WAGON 4 Door. AWD. 4 cylinder. Auto. 45,766 mi #P1659 $15,595 (203) 949-1104


CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV AWD, 4 Door. Filed bankruptcy or even a repo, we at Loehmann-Blasius Chevrolet Cadillac can help. # 23489 Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Darrell 203-232-2600

SE COMFORT W/ZETEC 4 Speed Automatic. 6 Cylinder. #DR1100 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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HONDA CIVIC COUPE 2002 In these tough economic times we understand how difficult it is to finance a new or used vehicle. #917 Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Brian 203-232-4561

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OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 2001 4 Speed Automatic, 4 Cylinder. #DR1047 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

SUBARU Legacy 2.5i 2007 4 door sedan. AWD. 4 cyl, Auto. 36,578 mi #P1661 $16,995 (203) 949-1104



The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, May 13, 2010



GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240


Bankruptcy HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.

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


Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554 K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

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

Home Doctor Minor to major renovations. Kit., baths, repairs. Since 1949. Using GREEN TECHNOLOGY. We Do It All! 573358. 203-639-8389



IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, gar, yd. Free estimate. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

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

Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling

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

DECK Building, sheds, lawn maintenance, power washing. Senior discount. Licensed & insured. Call Alan (860) 6815412 CT Reg. # 673428. ADDITIONS Decks, Garages Finish basement, complete home improvement & repairs. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107

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

One call does it all. Siding, Roofing, Additions, Windows. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084



NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

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

HANDYPERSONS Celebrating our 30th year COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Beautiful Stamped Concrete, Pavers, Retaining Walls. Workmen’s comp insurance on all personnel. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

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


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



A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Mowing, Roto, Home & Yard Maintenance, Painting, Small Repairs, etc. (203) 715-2951 CT #839824


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

NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 SPRING CLEAN-UPS & LAWN CARE Now accepting new accounts. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611

JM LAWNCARE We Beat All Estimates Lawn mowing, trimming. Commercial & Residential. Call for free est 860-796-8168

POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

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

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Pete In The Pickup For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

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

DECK Building, sheds, lawn maintenance, power washing. Senior discount. Licensed & insured. Call Alan (860) 6815412 CT Reg. # 673428.

STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821




HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

MASONRY AMERICAN MASONRY Veneer (Brick, Stone, Block), Concrete, Stucco, Steps/Stairs, Repair. Free est. 203-755-9469 or 203-982-3087 CT Reg #577098 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. Call 203-235-4139 Ct. Reg.# 0626708 Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577


A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008


J.A. GOMES PLUMBING LLC Specializing in both small & large jobs. Water heaters, boiler repairs, garbage disposers, toilets & faucets. CT Reg #204060. Call John 203-500-5224 / 203-284-9744 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

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

203-235-1383 POWER WASHING A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008 WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301

MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 PAINT PRO’S Interior/exterior painting. Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 537-7060 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

CHESHIRE POWERWASHING Now made affordable. Full house or spot washing. Fences & decks. Olsen Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 272-2699


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


WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 PROFESSIONAL landscaping service. We provide landscape design, planting, hedge trimming, mowing, clean ups & more. #0619909. 203-715-2301


FUDA PROFESSIONAL landscaping service. We provide landscape design, planting, hedge trimming, mowing, clean ups & more. #0619909. 203-715-2301 LAWN Maintenance Residential/Commercial. Fully insured. Call for a free estimate in the Wallingford area. Powell’s Lawncare (203) 537-0738

CONSTRUCTION LLC All Paving , concrete & excavation needs. Driveways, parking lots, any concrete sidewalks, curbing. etc. New or repairs of water or sewer service, any excavation needs. Prompt free est. Fully licensed & insured. CT Reg #630230. Call 203-235-1030 or 203-537-7303

ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

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


MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

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

D & G PAVING Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058


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


Thursday, May 13, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen AUTOMOBILES



203-237-4124 an LLC co PROFESSIONAL roof clean service We remove unwanted black streaks mold mildew moss from your roof shingles. # 0619909. 203-715-2301

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


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

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

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

JT CONSTRUCTION Siding, Roofing, Additions & Windows. 25 yrs experience. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

PAYLESS ROOFING “We Do Everything” #572776 CALL BEN (203) 671-7415


ROOFS R US Repairs Seamless gutters Get 30% Rebate up to $1,500 on NEW Cool High Tech Shingles. Since 1949. 573358. 203-639-8389

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



Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

TOYOTA Corolla LE 2001 4 speed automatic. Excellent condition. One owner. 97k. AC. ABS, AT. Cruise Control. Power windows & locks. $5000. Call 203-237-4737


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE KEYSTONE ‘05 Cougar 290 EFS Mstr Queen bed, angled shwr w/skylight. Full slide w/dinette & pullout sofa, LG skylight in kitch. All STD amen. inc refrig/ freezer, microwave, surround sound system, heat & ducted A/C. Polar Cold Weather PKG. Death in family forces sale. $17,000/OBO Gerry at 860-620-3147



18 SPORT-Craft 1972, 1987 Johnson 110HP, Everything works, long long list of upgrades 2009, Load Rite trailer $3,500 OBO. 203-284-8094

AUTOMOBILES SUBARU Forester XS 2003 sport utility 4D AWD auto, Exc cond. 88,000K $9,500. 203-265 0648


SEA HUNT 20Ft Center Console 2004. 140HP, 4 Stroke Johnson with trailer, In Mint Condition. Great Fishing Boat! Asking $19,000. Please Call 203-2650466

SUBARU Legacy 2.5i Limited 2008 4 door, AWD. 4 cyl, Automatic. 17,421 mi #P1648 $19,995 (203) 949-1104

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call PONTIAC Grand Prix 1995 Red 2 door, Low profile rims/tires less than 6 months old. $1000 cash OBO. Runs. 54 Tremont St 203-631-1986

The Jewish Childrens Fund

HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833


TOYOTA Avalon XLS 2002 V6, 116K. One Owner, Loaded. Automatic, Leather Seats, Heated Seats, CD & Cassette, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Sunroof, Alloys, CC. #573 $9,995.00 (203) 634-7878


VOLVO S60 2.5T 2004 72K, One Owner. All Service done by dealer. Automatic, Loaded - Sunroof, Alloys, Cruise, Leather Heated Seats, Pwr Seats, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors and more. #582 $10,500 (203) 634-7878


Microwave oven, $20. Snow blower, $350. Kitchen table w/2 oak leaves, $15. Nordic Track Abs Works, $25. Recumbent bike, $20. Large patio table w/glass top, $25. (4) pc oak entertainment center, $150. Size 6-8 Wedding Dress w/veil, $150. Call 860-621-3301

29’ 2002 Forest River Bunkhouse Sleeps 6-8. $9,500. Please call 203-996-6920 FLEETWOOD 2000 MALLARD 26’ Super slide 12’, sleeps 6. Excellent condition. Many extras. Asking $6500. Call 203599-5656

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Antiques ● Collectibles Costume Jewelry ● Furniture Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9-5. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

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

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier 203-464-0477

1995 Coleman Roanoke Pop-Up Sleeps 5. Battery, awning, screenhouse, camping gear. Excellent condition. $1800. 203-507-5195


RIVERSIDE TV ARMOIRE Distressed Antique White 76"H, 41"W, 21"D. Top cabinet has sliding pocket doors. Fits 37"W TV. Bottom cabinet has two doors and 2 adj shelves. Exc cond. $475. Cash only. 203-269-1573


Voice Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295 WURLITZER Spinnet piano Very good condition. Just tuned. $300. Meriden. (203) 599-8198

HOUSES FOR RENT CHESHIRE-3BR, 2 bath, 2 car gar No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $1,300/mo. 203-758-4378 MERIDEN 3 bdrm., 1 bath. Near Hubbard Park Ranch Avail June/July 1 $1650/month Min Credit score 660. Broker Owner 24 hrs notice to show..Chet Balint 203-250-9528 MERIDEN: 4BR. Spacious. LR & DR. 1 1/2BA, hdwd flrs, off st. parking, w/d hkup, lg. backyard, $1500 + 2 mos. sec 203-996-9810 MIDDLEFIELD - 2BR Cape. 12 Way Rd. Large quiet lot. Pets allowed. $1350/mo. Avail. 6/15. 860-349-7017 or 860-685-1548.

SOUTHINGTON 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Well maintained ranch style duplex. Private deck and driveway. Central air. $1200 a month plus sec. dep. Call 860-919-0292



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RIMS & TIRES 3 Sets for Chevy S10 or Blazer. $300. Call 203-537-4571

SWORDS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.


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PET SITTING BY KAREN - Fully Insured. Affordable pricing. Call Karen @ 860-770-8731.

OLDSMOBILE Cutlass 1996 sedan. 6-cyl. Auto. Tan w/tan interior. Power windows. AM/FM/cassette. Very clean. 77,000 Low mileage. $1700.00 Call (203)235-6902

SEARS Pro Form 520X treadmill, $250 or best offer. Call (203) 671-1692

PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Chi-Poos, Yorkie-Chu, Boston Terrier, Min-Pin Jack Russells, Yorkie-Poo. $250+. 860-930-4001

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

Piano Lessons GUITAR HERO PS2 - 4 guitars, 5 discs. Everything works. $40. Baby exersaucer, great condition. $20. (203) 710-3648 OAK Entertainment center. 45” high, 53” wide. Holds up to 25” TV. $100/best offer. 12,500 BTU Sleeve air conditioner. Fits all Carabetta apartment units. $200 or best offer. Call 860-324-3574

To get your CT. Pistol Permit Sign-up by Sat. May 15th. Price: $110 Call 203-238-2564 203-235-7258



All Ages and Levels Welcome


DODGE Dakota 2001- New brakes, tires, tune-up, shocks, exhaust, etc. Tonneau cover, tool box, good condition. 112K miles. 2wd. $4300. Call (203) 238-1645 PLYMOUTH Voyager 1999. blown head gasket. $1500 or b/o. (860) 628-1081.

MERCURY Mountaineer 2005 AWD 4.6L V8, Loaded. 45K. Black & Grey 2 tone int. Heated pwr seats, 6 Disk in-dash CD. Heated Mirrors. 3rd row seats. Mint. $13,900. (203) 980-7616


DINING Room Table - 6 chairs, 2 leaves. Good conditon. $75 Bureau with 6 drawers. $35. (203) 634-7709 HUTCH. rock maple excellent cond. $75. 203-235-8229

OLDSMOBILE 88-LS 1997 81K miles, 2 owners, blue. Well taken care of. $2,400 negotiable. Call 860-349-0402 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111


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



Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.


CHESHIRE - LOVELY 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Near I84. Unfinished basement with washer/dryer hookups. Fully applianced kitchen. $1025 plus utilities. Available June 1st. Call 203-464-7544. MERIDEN -Crown St. Studio, secure bldg.,off st. parking, heat and hot water incl.,1 mo sec., $600/mo. 203-639-8073. MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Broadview Condominiums. Washer/dryer, central air $800/mo Call Annmarie for details 203-631-5663 MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. (203) 235-4853 WALLINGFORD 2 BEDROOM 1 bath. Ranch Style. Fully applianced. $850/month plus utilities. Call (203)671-5181 Or (203)421-5941 WATERBURY/Wolcott Line 1 BR. Appliances, laundry, AC. No pets. Off street parking. Clean, secure building. $665/mo. (203) 264-2555 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

YALESVILLE On the Green 1BR, 1 bath. All appliances included. W/D, C/Heat & Air. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. Pets OK. Call 203-464-8066


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1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE: 1BR Apt In quiet country setting. Near Rte 10, minutes from 1-691. $850, includes heat & hot water. Sec & ref. No pets. Call Lynne 203-213-5577

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apt. $595 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MERIDEN Lovely 4rm 1BR 2nd flr apt. FP in LR, dining area, galley kit & 1c det gar. Broad St., wood floors. $750/mo. Sec & refs req. NO PETS. Kathy (203) 235-3300

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 2RMS 1st flr, $200/wk+sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823, 128pm MERIDEN - 1BR, 4Rms, Victorian. Broad St. Skylight, sunken DR & kit., very attractive & private. With garage. $750. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833. MERIDEN - 3 or 4BR apt in duplex w/private entrance. Newly renovated. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup. $1100/mo. Section 8 approved. Call (860) 930-4050 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 1-2 Bedrooms. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $850-$950 mo. Call Chino 203-935-6224 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1 & 2BR Luxury condo. Laundry. $650-$850+util. No pets. Call 203-245-9493.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3BR - 2nd flr, clean, freshly painted. $950/mo. 2BR apt, 1st flr. $800. 2BR, $650 incl. utilities. All in move-in condition. (203) 630-2763 or (203) 237-4000 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends May 31st. MERIDEN- 3/4BR, 2 full baths, FP, c/a, new paint & carpet. Great, safe, quiet location. Great for inlaw. $1300/mo. (203) 238-0566 MERIDEN- Small studio apt. $525/mo including heat & electric. Sec. No pets. 203-9823042 MERIDEN-1 BR APARTMENT In newly renovated building. $650 per month plus security deposit. 203-715-7508 MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. 1BR, $750. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988

MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency. $525 mo + 1 mo. sec. & refs. Call 203213-5153 or 203-631-0105 PLAINVILLE 3 Bedroom Apt. Remodeled eat-in kitchen with dishwasher. Large bedrooms. Heat included. $1100 per month. Call (201) 805-2670

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD -Remodeled, 2 BR., 2nd flr. Appliances included, pantry. Front & rear porches, off St. parking. 1 Month security, credit check. No pets, no smoking. $985 + util. Call 203-265-5171

WALLINGFORD 2 BR in apartment complex.WD Hookup. Carpet, hardwood & vinyl floors. $1200 /mo. Plus Utilities. Call Grace (203) 464-8066.

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MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

WALLINGFORD 2BR Large apt. Close to Choate. 3rd floor. $875 + sec & utils. 203-671-0209

WALLINGFORD Take advantage of the tax credit w/this lovely 7rm, 3BR, 2b Raised Ranch. Fresh paint, FP in FR in LL, 2 sliders, one to deck and one in LL, gar & more. Great curb appeal $296,000! Kathy 203-265-5618

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN Charming Cape on East side, offering 4BRs, 1.5ba, FP, LR, LL FR, 2 car det gar, new siding, new roof, new deck. Plenty of storage. Motivated seller says, “Bring all offers” $209,900. Daniellei 203-235-3300

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1 1/2 bath. Large, Immaculate, modern, secure unit in the Town Center. Fully applianced kitchen, Central Air, w/w carpet. Off-st Parking $995. Lease. Sec. No pets. 203-214-8819 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Heat & electric included. No pets. $850. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD. Available now! 416 North Colony St, 1st floor, 2BR, off St. parking, Cent. air, $900/Mo. + 1 Mo. Sec. Credit Check. 203-631-7094

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, MERIDEN Clean, Furnished Rm. Share kitchen, utilities. Bath w/Jacuzzi. Washer/dryer. On bus line. $140 per week. 203-537-1772

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

YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.

MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125

MERIDEN Immaculate CB Cont w/3 car gar, lg bonus rm, finished walk-out bsmt, HWF & beautiful detailed molding throughout. New appls, HWH & oil tank. $349,900. Call Vicki 203235-3300

MERIDEN $220,000 Newly built 1726 sq.ft Townhouses offering 3BRS, 2.5 BA, Formal DR, 2car gar, deck Very popular complex. Galleria RE 203-671-2223

YALESVILLE Hartford Turnpike. 2 car garage with heat & water. Ideal for classic cars. Call 203-641-4746


WALLINGFORD 20yr young Col. 3BR, 1 1/2b, wood flrs, CAIR, close to center of town. Babbling brook on side of property, applcd galley kit, 1st fl FR & more $229,0900, don’t miss out on the tax stimulus. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

We are seeking an experienced Billing Associate part-time 24 hours per week for our Wallingford Ancillary location. Applicants must be knowledgeable in insurance billing rules and regulations to ensure that financial information is processed accurately. Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills. Allscripts billing system experience is desirable. High school graduate and one year billing experience is required. Please contact Sherry McGuane at 860-284-5234 or email CAREGIVER POSITIONS Comfort & Care of Wallingford, LLC HCA# 0000175 A non-medical agency seeking kind, caring & compassionate individuals to care for the “Older Adult” in their own homes. Individuals who apply must work flexible hours, Monday through Sunday. Overnight Hours and bilingual positions are available. Exp. preferred, however not a requirement. Valid Drivers License & contact numbers are required. Medical insurance is available. We currently have immediate positions available in the following areas: Meriden, Middletown, Wallingford and surrounding areas. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, call for an appointment, Monday through Friday between 8:30am & 4:00pm. 1-866-350-CARE

Childcare Worker - PT For local preschool program. HS Diploma req., CDA & 1-3 yrs exp. pref. Send resume to:

HR Manager, WFC


WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sun porch. No pets. $950/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $195,900. Al 203-265-5618


AUTO A TECH Foreign car experience. Excellent wages & benefits. 203-284-8989 Fax: 203-269-1114


Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included


AUTOMOTIVE TECH-Full-time. Clean, busy shop. Uniform supplied. Insurance offered. Mail reply to Record-Journal Box 86M 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450

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1 BR Apts & Studios

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN-New Elevated Ranch. $349,900. 2,275 sq.ft., 3BRs, 3 full baths, finished bsmt w/FP. Galleria RE 203-671-2223

WALLINGFORD $309,900 Great income producer! 3 family home in excellent condtion. Remodeled kitchens and baths. Updated heating, plumbing and electric. Separate utilities. 2 car garage and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm. 2nd FL. $900 Remodeled, Parking, Laundry. Dep, Ref, Credit Check. No Smoking/Pets. 203992-7133


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MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1st & 3rd floor rent (203) 634-6064 MERIDEN 2 Bedrm, Many Updates, Hardwood floors & appls. Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, No pets. $950 Mo + Sec. 203-631-6057 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 st Fl. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398

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MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223 Real Estate Auction Nominal Opening Bid Start at $10,000 8 ROBERT CT, EAST HARTFORD 3BR 2BA duplex. 66 Robert Street, Plainville 3BR 1BA 1,208sf+/All properties sell: 5:00PM Thu., May 27 at 66 Robert Street, Plainville Open to the Public For Open House details 800-801-8003 Many properties now available for online bidding! A Buyer’s Premium may apply. Williams & Williams CT RE LIC#REB.0755903 DEAN C. WILLIAMS BROKER

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169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE. No phone calls please.

CNC Punch Press Operator MERIDEN: WINDINGBROOK 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths, garage, finished basement, f/p, deck, walk up attic. This private community offers pool, clubhouse, tennis, basketball, putting green, individual garden plots. $189,900. Call 203-506-1583

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


ASSEMBLERS, temp to hire, Meriden. EXPERIENCED, read blueprints, soldering. $11-13. Immediate needs. Send resume to or call AR Mazzotta at (203) 949-4242

Immediate opening for operator of Amada style CNC punch press. Must have ability to read blue prints & work independently. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. For immediate consideration, please apply at Specialty Metal Fabrication 235 Cheshire Road So. Meriden, CT. M-F 8:30-4pm

DELIVERY DRIVERS AUTOPART INTERNATIONAL is seeking part time drivers. We are looking for highly motivated, self starters with a great attitude. Must be 21 or older and have a clean driving record. Apply in person only: Autopart International 10 Farmington Valley Dr., Plainville CT. Autopart International conducts pre-employment drug screenings and background checks. EOE. No Phone Calls Please!


Thursday, May 13, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen HELP WANTED CUSTOMER SERVICE FT Position in busy office. Strong experience required. Supervisory experience a big plus. Heavy telephone. Advancement for quick learner. Apply in person: Kensington Place, Meriden, Call 203-2358536 for directions only. EDUCATION

Secretary The Meriden Board of Education seeks applicants for a secretarial position in the Office of Curriculum and Professional Development. The hours for this position are 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday, and the hourly rate is $15.30. Closing date is May 17, 2010.

Please apply online at

Technical Service & Customer Service Representatives


The 3M Purification, Inc. division in Meriden, CT (formerly CUNO) is currently seeking a Technical Service Representative and a Customer Service Representative. These individuals will be responsible for coordinating and handling varied customer transactions.


The Technical Service Representative responsibilities include but are not limited to: ● Providing outstanding service to customers. ● Providing technical & product support for end users, dealers, distributors & sales personnel for residential & commercial water & air filtration products. ● Providing product recommendations based on water analysis test results. ● Handling of customer inquiries related to orders, shipments, warranty and returned products. ● Reporting on performance trends and suggesting corrective action. ● Use of 3M systems to include JDE/Peoplesoft, Lotus Notes and other related systems.

This position will perform all general housekeeping duties as required throughout the hospital. Previous floor care experience a plus, previous institutional cleaning experience a plus. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions required. Gaylord Hospital is a not-for-profit long term acute care hospital specializing in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. We offer a comprehensive salary and benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Specialist AA in HS or related coursework or HS Dip. + 4yrs related exp. Resp to: recruit, assess, train and support clients in our training program. Cover letter/resume to:

Joan Miller, WFC 169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE.

Engineering Manager Central CT ISO certified Mfg firm seeking an articulate, highly motivated, self starting Engineering Manager to design progressive dies, tools, and fixtures. Strong project management, organizational, and communication skills required. Must be a team player able to structure a strong cohesive business unit. Must have solid understanding of progressive and secondary tool design, manufacturing processes and techniques, tool and product material selection, and current CAD software. Ideal candidate will have 10+ yrs experience, a diversified background in medical, military, aerospace & other commercial industries, worked with various steel, and have a strong knowledge of KeyCreator. We offer excellent benefits and wages. Serious and Qualified Applicants Only! Apply in person, fax, resume to 203.269.1357 or e-mail

Component Engineers, Inc. 108 N. Plain Industrial Road Wallingford, CT 06492 FRY COOK/Drivers - PT. Drivers must have clean driving record. Apply at: Gulf Srimp, 240 Atwater St, Plantsville HAIR STYLIST & MANAGER. Part time or full time. Up to 50% commission. EOE. Call 203-537-5357 for more info LABORER Wanted at Jawor Lumber, 1068 North Farms Road, Wallingford. Accepting applications between 6:30am-2pm

P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

DENTAL Assistant-(Wallingford) We are looking for an outstanding person to provide extraordinary care to our patients, hours: Mon - Tues 7:15-6:30 Thurs 7:15-4:30 Fri 7:15 -12:30. STEP 1: Send your resume to our fax at 203-269-0828 OR email it to: fmlydntstry181 STEP 2: Go to the following pre-employment computer link, and TAKE THE TEST for this position: http://

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Machine Operator 1st & 2nd shift Seeking exp’d Secondary machine operators. Must pass drug test & background check. $10-$11/hr.

Contact HCM @ (203)634-8427 MACHINE OPERATORS Min 3 yr exp (wire drawing, stranding, bobbins a +). Growing Meriden manufacturer; 2nd & 3rd shift only; reliable and fast learner w/own transportation; Start $12-$18/hr DOE +benefits. Fax resumes 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@

MACHINE OPERATORS Now taking applications for Machine Operators on 2nd shift. Must have good mechanical background. Previous experience preferred but not necessary. 5 day work week with overtime as required. Full benefits. Successful candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug and aptitude testing. Apply in person: Northeastern Shaped Wire 411 N. Main St. Southington, CT 06489

DENTAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATE/RECEPTIONIST 25-30 hrs/wk. Exp. preferred. We use Practice Works software. Fax resume ASAP to 203-634-7519 DENTAL Hygienist - (Wallingford) We are looking for an outstanding person to provide extraordinary care to our patients, hours: Mon - Tues 7:15-6:30 Thurs 7:154:30 Fri 7:15 -12:30. STEP 1: Send your resume to our fax at 203-269-0828 OR email it to: fmlydntstry181 STEP 2: Go to the following pre-employment computer link, and TAKE THE TEST for this position: http:// Dental

HELP WANTED LEGAL SECRETARY - FT Benefits package. Salary commensurate w/exp. Fax resume with cover letter to Hiring Partner. 203-234-2974 NEED EXTRA CASH? Temp to hire weekend packing, Wallingford, Sat & Sun 7 am to 7 pm. $9. Call AR Mazzotta 203-949-4242 PART TIME TELLERS Friendly, personalized service in our Meriden branches. Min HS diploma & 1yr cashier exp req’d. Fax resume to 203-720-5304 or apply online EOE

PRESS BRAKE OPERATOR Immediate opening for experienced press brake operator. Must have ability to read blue prints & work independently. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. For immediate consideration, please apply at Specialty Metal Fabrication 235 Cheshire Road So. Meriden, CT. M-F 8:30-4pm PRESTIGIOUS Country Club looking for PT Locker Room Attendant. Weekends a must. Exp preferred. Apply in person at The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Rd, Wlfd. or email resume:

DENTAL OFFICE MANAGER Experienced, motivated individual needed. Ideal candidate will have computer experience, insurance, billing & patient relations skills. Competitive salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 203-686-0378

RADIOLOGY 20 Hour position for APRN or PA in Radiology Dept. BLS, ACLS Certified. Please call Patty at 203-694-8260 to schedule an interview.



ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Realistic first year earnings of $ 45 - 55,000. Our Company has been in the maintenance products and service business for over 40 years. We are an innovative CT Company with a statewide customer base. We are looking for an ambitious person with strong discipline and work ethic to fill a Sales/Account Executive position. Position deals with new and existing customer base. Advancement potential for strong candidate. We provide in-depth training, car allowance, and full benefits.

Please Fax your resume to 203-238-7279 or e-mail to SALESPERSON Knowledgeable in construction and remodeling to sell remodeling, roofing, siding, etc. Must have 5 years experience. Please call (203) 639-1634

Basic/Minimum Qualifications: ● High School Diploma ● Minimum 3 years technical service experience Preferred Qualifications: ● Experience with water filtration and treatment systems a plus. ● Eighteen months or more of trade/technical school or an Associate's degree and relevant work experience in the plumbing or water treatment channel strongly preferred. ● 3+ years experience in a technical and high volume (50 calls/contacts per day) environment. ● Strengths in communication and interpersonal skills. ● Ability to adapt easily to rapid change, work well independently as well as with teams and possess strong problem solving skills. ● Ability to develop positive relationships with all internal clients, all levels of 3M leadership as well as our valued 3M customers.

Interested and qualified candidates should go to to apply for position #0902579. The Customer Service Representative responsibilities include but are not limited to: ● Providing outstanding customer service to customers. ● Providing accurate handling of high volume customer calls and transactions relating to order management, expediting, deduction/adjustment handling & exceptional response to customer inquiries in a timely, professional manner. Basic Qualifications: ● High School Diploma ● Minimum 3 years customer service experience in a high volume call-center environment (100 calls per day and 100 orders per day) Preferred Qualifications: ● A technical/vocational/trade school degree (2-3 years after high school) in an applicable field. ● Highly organized with attention to detail and ability to multi-task. ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills. ● JDE, EDI, Lotus Notes and other related office systems experience a plus. ● Ability to adapt easily to rapid change, work well independently as well as with teams and possess strong problem solving skills. ● Ability to develop positive relationships with all internal clients, all levels of 3M leadership as well as our valued 3M customers. ● Experience with water filtration and treatment systems a plus.

Interested and qualified candidates should go to to apply for position #1002680.


SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Kelly Educational Staffing is currently hiring substitute teachers for Meriden Public Schools. Bachelor's Degree is required. Immediate openings.

Please call 203-288-3564 or email


CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Ideal position for anyone looking for extra income. Must be willing to work on an as needed basis. Looking for substitute teachers for all grade levels. Ability to apply common sense and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to relate to students, staff and public in a courteous manner. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree

WAITSTAFF For Vi’s Pizza Restaurant. Apply in person. 1068 Old Colony Rd., Meriden. WE currently have the following opportunities at our Village at Kensington Place location. Driver-Part-time. Must have CDL license. Also Part-time Activity Assistant. Interested candidates apply in person at 511 Kensington Ave, Meriden. Call 203-235-0181

TO APPLY: Call the Job Opportunities Line at (203) 250-2411. Leave your name, complete address and an application will be mailed to you. You may also pick up an application at:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410


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SMALL 12” MEDIUM 14” LARGE 16” X-LARGE 18” PARTY SIZE 25”x17” Cheese 6.50 9.95 10.45 11.95 18.95 Add’l. Items 1.00 1.25 1.50 2.00 2.50 Toppings: Extra Cheese, Sausage, Pepperoni, Bacon, Meatball, Olives, Ham, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions, Roasted Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Spinach, Anchovies, Pineapple, Artichoke Hearts, Hamburger Appetizers, Salads, Italian Dinners


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Genoa Salami 4.95 Roast Beef 5.50 Ham 4.95 Tuna 5.50 Pastrami 4.95 Turkey 4.95 Italian Combo 5.50 Steak & Cheese 5.50 Chicken Cutlet 4.95 B.L.T. 4.95 Cheeseburger 5.50 Pepperoni 4.95 Veggie 4.95 Extra Cheese .50 Extra Meat 1.00 BURGERS SANDWICH


6.95 8.25 6.95 7.25 6.95 6.95 7.95 7.95 6.95 6.95 7.25 6.95 6.95 .75 1.00 DELUXE

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1 Large 1 Topping Pizza 1 Salad & 1 Large Grinder

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May 13, 2010 edition of the Plainville Citizen