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Volume 9, Number 26

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Nutmeg TV to exit for Farmington By Dan Brechlin The Plainville Citizen

Photos courtesy of the Plainville Historical Society

Descendents of Sgt. Homer J. Horatio, the nation’s second black police officer and Boston’s first, gather at a ceremony and memorial service on June 26 held at Evergreen Cemetery in Brighton, Mass. From left to right are Darren Carrillo, of Southington, sisters Lillian Homer and Maria Lydia Homer, of Massachusetts, and Kyle Carrillo, of Plainville, who is Darren’s sister.

Plainville native, Boston hero finally gets deserved recognition By Robin Lee Michel and Kaitlyn Naples The Plainville Citizen

The mark made on history by a Plainville native, who died 87 years ago, came to light — the n a t i o n a l Horatio spotlight — last weekend when hundreds of people gathered at the Evergreen Ceremony in Brighton, Mass. to pay their respects and watch the unveiling of the monument on his previously unmarked grave. Sgt. Homer J. Horatio, the

first black police officer in Boston, was born 1848 in a section of Plainville when it was still called Farmington. Horatio is also considered the second black police officer in the United States; the first man served in Cleveland. Margaret Sullivan, archivist for the Boston Police Department, had been doing research on past police officers to complete archives. Last summer, when she learned Horatio’s story, she e-mailed the Plainville Historical Society and later came to the center at 29 Pierce St., to learn more information about the man and his family. To help local researchers prepare, she asked

them specific questions and provided the information she already had. Rose Stanley, vice president of the historical society, said she and other historical society officials often assist people, even from out of state, with learning about their ancestors or local businesses and property. “It is exciting when people come in,” Stanley said. “A lot of work is put into the historical society, so people can use it and do research.” However, the ramifications of this project later came as a surprise. Historic records had details about Horatio and his family, which included his See Unveiling, page 5

Though it will still serve the town as it always has, Nutmeg TV will no longer call Plainville home come this October Executive Director Joanie McCauley said. “We are very sad to leave Plainville,” she said June 28. “We worked very hard to stay, working with the economics director and town officials. We were just not able to find a fit in Plainville.” In October, McCauley said the community access station will make its move to Farmington, upgrading from the 5,000-square-foot location at 58 W. Main St., to an 8,300square-foot one. McCauley said the new location will help in terms of space and money. “We will have the ability to use more funds for the com-

munities that we serve,” she said. “By moving, we will be able to spend a lot less on building location and put more money into the studio and TV station.” The new location, McCauley said, will feature a larger studio and more editsuites for patrons. A size upgrade was one thing Nutmeg TV was looking for, in addition to finding ways to save money. Mark DeVoe, director of planning and economic development, said it is unfortunate the station is leaving. “Our objective was to find a building that fit their needs in Plainville and lease it,” he said. “We found one building, but a deal could not be made. We wish them the very best and still want to continue to be a part of the Nutmeg

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General Electric honors Plainville community By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen Large crowds of employees and community members gathered on June 26 at the parking lot of General Electric Energy Industrial Solutions corporate headquarters on Woodford Avenue to celebrate the longstanding relationship between the company and the town of Plainville. The company, which employs about 400 people in Plainville, established its headquarters in town in 1905, according to company spokespersons. During the event, Luis Manuel Ramirez, chief executive officer of GE Energy Industrial Solutions, presented a check for $9,500 to representatives of the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Ramirez said the company has been involved with the pantry for almost 10 years, providing volunteers and funds toward its efforts while supporting them during the holidays with baskets and speSee GE, page 6


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 1, 2010

Business builds future in old manufacturing property By Dan Brechlin The Plainville Citizen

When Tom Basti, principal at Whiting & Broad Street Associates, was approached by Peck Spring Corporation and the Bristol Spring Company about two-and-one-half years ago regarding the state of the company’s property, Basti said he saw a business opportunity. He and his company have since purchased the property, renovated the main 70,000-square-foot building and turned it into what he hopes will be a hub for businesses. “We are happy with it,” Basti said. “The economic times are tough, but we have a lot of interest.” So far, Basti said 13 busi-

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nesses have moved into the location at 123 Whiting St., though none of the businesses are based in Plainville. Some businesses include the Progressive Specialty Glass Company and Sports Car Renovations, of Southington, The Art Spot and Lush Lawn Care, of Bristol, and Microtechnologies, of Berlin. Mark S. DeVoe, director of planning and economic development in Plainville, said the site is an attractive spot for manufacturing businesses. “The property is in an enterprise zone,” DeVoe explained. “If the business is a qualified manufacturer, there can be certain tax advantages.” DeVoe said a reason for the businesses to be moving into the building can help each other. “Basti has been successful with this project so far,” he said. “’Companies can gain a lot through a symbiotic relationship through advantageous group of businesses together.” Plainville, DeVoe said, is an attractive location for businesses because of its location and the transportation surrounding it. “Plainville is centrally lo-

Citizen photo by Dan Brechlin

The Peck Spring building, now renovated as a business complex, dates to 1915.

cated in the state and has an active market,” he said. “Route 72 and 84 run through Plainville and then Route 9 is just a quick hop off (Route) 72.” DeVoe also said the active rail line and municipal airport are two forms of transportation helping the flow of business through town. “Transportation is a big issue in terms of advantages (for Plainville),” he said. Basti agreed with DeVoe, stating that taxes and transportation are big advantages. “The Town of Plainville is business friendly with a low tax base,” he said. “We are in the center of the state offer-

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Early deadline for The Citizen The Plainville Citizen will have early deadline for the Thursday, July 8 issue, due to the long Fourth of July weekend. Offices at 40 N. Main St., Southington, will be closed Monday, July 5. Deadline for display advertising is Thursday, July 1, 5 p.m., for classified advertising Friday, July 2, 4 p.m., and for news, letters and photos Friday, July 2, 9 a.m.

Citizen group to lay wreath

The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville will be celebrating Independence Day, July 4, at 11 a.m., at Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Whiting Street and Maple Street. The public is invited to the annual wreath laying ceremony.

Correction In the June 24, 2010 issue of The Plainville Citizen, in the article “Class of 2010 graduation last for retiring principal,” a commencement speaker was misidentified. Cheryl Provost, member of the Plainville Board of Education, was a speaker.

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The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Plainville, Bristol, Burlington and Plymouth, has the following volunteer projects available through Volunteer Solutions. This free, userfriendly, Web-based program enables individuals to match volunteer opportunities at local non-profits to criteria that people select such as interests, location and availability. It is a quick and easy way to get involved in the community and Live United. For more information, visit the Web site and click on the volunteer tab. Help a Child in Need: The United Way of West Central Connecticut believes that the first day of school is an important event in a child’s life that is often overlooked.

Thus, they started the AdoptA-Child Back-to-School Program where individuals are asked to provide a first day of school outfit for a child, along with a backpack filled with school supplies. United Way provides the donors with a child’s first name, sex, clothing sizes, and favorite colors to help in purchasing their gift. This opportunity is sponsored by United Way of West Central Connecticut, Beverly Dean, (860) 582-9559. Volunteer at the Family Center: The family center is always looking for volunteers who enjoy being around children. Volunteer opportunities include chaperoning the 6th grade dances, selling snacks at the canteen, answering the phones and acting as greeters, or helping out with clerical and administrative

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Unveiling Continued from page 1 grandfather, Lyman Homer, who was a governor of his people. His brother, William, served with the Connecticut 29th Regiment, which was a black regiment that fought in the Civil War. “He was a member of a family of service,� said Nan Eberhardt, president of the historical society. “It is exciting that our history goes that far, and to other states.� Homer, who was appointed to the Boston police force in December 1878, was promoted to sergeant in 1895. “He was in the police force for 40 years,� Stanley said, “which was a big deal back then.� Stanley helped Sullivan with her research during her one-day visit. “She went to the state capitol library to look him up too,� Stanley said. Several weeks ago, Stanley and Eberhardt were asked to come to the ceremony honoring Horatio. They wouldn’t have missed it for anything,

both women said. Also invited were Darren Carrillo, of Southington, and his sister, Kyle Carrillo, of Plainville, descendants of the esteemed officer. “We knew we had relatives back in the 1800s but never knew about Horatio Homer,� said Darren Carrillo. On the big day, he and his wife, Alice, with his sister, Kyle, traveled to Brighton. The Carrillos’ sister, Pat Beverley, of Plainville, was unable to attend. “We didn’t know what to expect,� said Darren Carrillo, who works for Connecticut Light & Power. When they arrived early at the cemetery, already there were hundreds of police officers in their dress blues and white gloves assembling to honor their ancestor. The Carrillos were seated in the first row where they listened to numerous dignitaries including Thomas M. Menino, mayor of Boston. They also met Lillian Homer and Maria Homer, descendents of Horatio Homer and relatives the Carrillos

Above, this photo of Sgt. Homer J. Horatio was on the cover of the memorial program. Right photo: Margaret Sullivan, archivist for the Boston Police Department, center, stands with Homers’ descendents, Lillian Homer, left, and Maria Lydia Homer next to the new headstone. had never known about. A 21-gun salute, the playing of “Taps� and ceremonial bagpipes were also part of the event. “We were treated like royalty,� Darren Carrillo said. A combination of emotions, including amazement and pride, filled him and his sis-

ter, he said. “Tears were rolling down our faces.� The Homer sisters helped unveil the new headstone on the grave of their greatgrandfather where he is buried with his wife, Lydia Spriggs Homer. After retiring in 1919 due to stomach cancer, Horatio Homer only

received a pension for four years. He died in 1923 and his wife died in 1931. Their grave was unmarked because there was no money for a headstone. Stanley and Eberhardt called the event, “unbeliev-

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cial needs. The local GE division also has the largest representation of any business or organization involved in the annual United Way Day of Caring, during which people volunteer their time and services to non-profits. GE employees were also instrumental in launching the school system’s mentoring program and still are the most active group. Ramirez described how the facility begin making electrical equipment for sites across the eastern seaboard during the early 20th century. He said there was still housing in the immediate area that

had been developed for GE employees. He said there were local officials who could describe how their parents put them through college by working for the company. GE Energy Industrial Solutions is a “local business, yet global organization, that has a rich history and ties to the community. We’re willing and ready to support the community,� said Ellen Dowell, communications manager for GE Energy Industrial Solutions. The division moved its headquarters to Ohio about 10 years ago but continued to operate the facility in Plainville. In January, the company re-opened its headquarters in town.

“The company has gone back to its roots this year,� said Ramirez. “We haven’t done a company picnic for a few years. We wanted it to be an event that the community could participate in.� A free family fun day for the public was held in the afternoon, following the employee picnic. The donation to the pantry was well-timed, according to the pantry’s Executive Director Suzie Woerz. The pantry, which is a not-for-profit social services organization, is located on South Canal Street and provides food, clothing, energy assistance and other services to households in town that are financially struggling. “Everybody is working

within their budget,� said Woerz. “There has been an increase in services. But the community always comes through.� She said that last week, 10 local households almost had their electricity shut off. “I’ve been doing this for 20 years,� she said. “I have never seen anything this bad. We

are seeing donors that are now customers.� She recommended that anyone interested in contacted the pantry to either call (860) 747-1919 or consult its Web site at She urged people from outside of town to dial 211 for similar services.

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daughter live in Plainville. The Republican challenger said the central message of his campaign is “we can do better,” in reference to what he says is the need for better policies to handle the recession and underlying causes. His ideas for “a realistic plan for recovery” focuses on creating sustainable jobs in the private sector while reducing government spending, removing trade barriers overseas, stop the raising taxes, lowering energy costs and encouraging innovation, according to his official Web site The Bernier campaign is utilizing the Internet’s most popular social networking sites and latest technologies to bring his message to the maximum number of voters. There are campaign videos and news clips on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Al-

most every day he holds campaign events and has received numerous endorsements, including one from the Plainville Republican Town Committee. However, he is not shunning the more traditional methods of reaching the public: radio, TV, lawn signs and going door-todoor. Since he began knocking on doors, the major concerns he has heard are the state of the economy, need for more jobs, health care reform and rising cost of education. Towns such as Plainville, which survive on small businesses, are hurting because the cost of electricity and taxes prevent companies from hiring and thriving, he said. He sees recovery of the economy in small businesses. If costs of doing business decrease, “America [can] turn the corner,” Bernier said. His staff is in place to reach all segments of the 600,000-person population in the 41 towns of the 5th District. “You can’t win by your-




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Brittany Rogan of PHS named Governor’s Scholar

Plainville High School junior Brittany Rogan has been selected as a 2010 Governor’s Scholar, according to PHS principal Greg Ziogas. “Brittany Rogan is another example of the quality people that Plainville High School produces. her hard work in and outside of the classroom are a source of

great pride to her family and the school,” said Ziogas. Under the direction of state of Connecticut Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan, the Connecticut Association of Schools And Big Y World Class Markets have collaborated to sustain the Governor’s Scholar Program. The program recog-

nizes 30 high school juniors in the top 4 percent of their class who meet a specific set of criteria including nomination by school principal, completion of an application, submission of an essay and other student achievement data. “Brittany is an outstanding student who has been

honored as a governor’s scholar for her high achievement,” said Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. “Brittany is the kind of student that deserves this high honor. her hard work and dedication reflect well on the entire school district,” said Plainville Board Of Education Chairwoman Becky Tyrrell. Brittany and fellow governor’s program scholars were

recognized at the 14th annual Governor’s Scholars Luncheon on May 20 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. She was also recognized at the Plainville Board of Education meeting on June 14. After being honored at the school board meeting, Rogan said she is interested in pursuing studies in actuarial science and engineering, possibly at the University of Connecticut.

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Education Briefs

Resident pursues doctorate

Estelle S. Carenza, of Plainville, was awarded a master of science degree in labor relations from the University of New Haven on May 16. She also received a graduate certificate in human resources management in December 2009. In April, Carenza was accepted by Northeastern University in Boston, where she will be pursuing a doctorate in law and policy beginning in July. Northeastern’s LP.D. program draws applicants and inquiries from across the country and around the world. This accelerated, intensive program is designed for working professionals. The LP.D. program is structured so coursework and the doctoral thesis are completed in two years. While at the University of New Haven, Carenza maintained a 3.94 grade point average. She was inducted into the International Honor Society Sigma Beta Delta. Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business, management and administration student can receive at a college

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or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the university’s master’s class and be invited to membership by a faculty member. Carenza graduated from Plainville High School in 1979 and is the daughter of Jacob and Edith Stavnezer, also of Plainville. She is married to Bruce Carenza and has two sons, Daniel and Brian Rich.

jamin Kosswig; special scholarships and awards — Tunxis Alumni Association Scholarships: Paula Freeman; leadership and service awards — Art Club: David Pender; and Media Club: Taylor Haskell; academic awards by discipline — Business Office Technology: Paula Freeman; Engineering Science: Steven Frick; and photography: Johanna Pirog.

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President’s List at Bentley

Almost 100 Tunxis Community College students received awards and scholarships at the 27th annual Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony held May 7. Tunxis Foundation scholarships were provided by the Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board. Awards that were given to Plainville residents included Foundation Academic Excellence — Clinton Roberts Foundation: Ben-

The following Plainville residents were named to the President’s List at Bentley University, Waltham, Mass.: Brandon Giando, a sophomore majoring in finance, and Matthew Wilde, a junior majoring in management.

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Ministry of love for the deaf

A Christian ministry for the deaf is forming in Plainville on Saturdays at 11 a.m., followed by fellowship lunch. Children and adults are welcome. For information, call Flo Conner at (203) 706-8906, or email, or call Rob Raymond, Relay 711 TDD (860) 410-0653.

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Events at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill are: Midweek service: Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 7 p.m. Summer hours for worship will remain at 10 a.m. Church office summer hours started June 14. The office will be closed Mondays and will be open on Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. For information, contact the church at (860) 747-2328.

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The sign outside Church of the Bible, 160 W. Main St., displays words of wisdom to passers-by. It is not necessary to be a member of the church to volunteer. For more information, visit the Web site or call (860) 747-2418.

First Rescue Ride July 24 Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol, is holding its first Rescue Ride

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation of Southington, which gathers at the Barnes Chapel at First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., Southington, welcomes Plainville residents to worship. For more information, visit the Web site or call (860) 2769113.

Obituaries Virginia Suprynowicz Vi r g i n i a (Sargis) Suprynowicz, 82, of P l a i nv i l l e and formerly of New Britain, died June 12, 2010, at Apple Rehab Farmington Valley, Plainville. She rationally chose to discontinue medical treatment, thereby ending her life. She was born Feb. 12, 1928, in New Britain, to the late Alexander and Regina Sargis. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward “Red” Suprynowicz, who died March 6, 2006. She attended New Britain High School,

graduating in 1945. In 1949, she attended Woody Accounting Business School. She retired from the Stanley Works in 1984 after 35 years of service. She started as a timekeeper for the Power Tools Division, progressing to the main office as sales correspondent with the International Sales Division. She was a member of the South Church, Stanley Seniors, the VFW No. 511 Auxiliary, all of New Britain, AARP (Plainville) and the Plainville Senior Center. She did volunteer work together with her husband, “Red,” for a number years at the Plainville Senior Center, serving in various capacities. She enjoyed playing cards, primarily setback and pinochle, with her friends, and she also belonged to the

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Wii bowling leagues. She was a member and officer in several organizations throughout the years. She is survived by her sister, Sophie Sargis, of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; her nephew, Gary Suprynowicz and his family, of Kensington; her two nieces, Donna and Rhonda; and her nephew, David and their families. The funeral was held June 17, 2010, at the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain, with the Rev. Warren Tryon, pastor, presiding. Committal service and final resting place was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.


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Walter Pich

He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Robert Athearn; and his siblings, John Pich, Mary Miller, Anna Gut, Millie Kohl and Josephine Parzych. The funeral was held June 18, 2010, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Committal services followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 or Bristol Hospital Hospice and Home Care, Brewster Road, Bristol, CT 06010.

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Wladyslaw Jarecki Wladyslaw (Walter) Jarecki, 87, of New Britain, the loving husband for 58 years of Anna (Kawiecki) Jarecki, died June 11, 2010, at home surrounded by his lov-

ing family, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Poland, June 27, 1922, the son of the late Jan and Jozefa (Sawicka) Jarecki, He started his family in Plainville before moving to New Britain where he lived for most of his life. He fought for the British Army during World War II and was an amateur boxer during his time there. He was a boxing and soccer fan as well as an avid gardener who may be remembered by his Lyman Street neighbors for his magnificent sunflowers. He retired as a foreman from Atlantic Machine Tool after 32 years of employment and was a member of Sacred Heart Church as well as the General Haller Post. In addition to his loving wife Anna, he leaves his three daughters, Maryann Gallo and her husband, Joseph, of Bristol, Joanne Heckman and her husband, Tim, of Berlin, and Suzanne Patterson and her husband, Kent, of New Britain; his grandchildren, Jennifer

Lodice and her husband, Paul, Gregory Gallo and his wife, Bonnie, Corey and Kevin Patterson, and Jessica Heckman; his great-grandchildren, Abigail and Noah Lodice; and several brothers and sisters in Poland. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Diane Jarecki. The funeral was held June 15, 2010, at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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Robert F. Gavin, 78, of P l a i nv i l l e , died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 13, 2010 after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of the late Frances (Damiano) Gavin with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. He was born June 22, 1931, in New Britain, the son of the late John and Mary (Rubic) Gavin. A longtime resident of Plainville, like his wife before him, he always welcomed everyone into his home including his friends, the wide circle of his children’s friends and also his grandchildren’s friends. He was a dedicated police officer and retired after serving from 1957 to 1968 for the City of New Britain. Outside of the office, he enjoyed being outside in the yard. He will be greatly missed by all his family and numerous friends. He is survived by his devoted children, Laura (Gavin) Cruz and her husband, Domingo, Theresa Gavin, Robin (Gavin) Heslin and her fiance, Maurice Mitchell, Frank Gavin and his fiancée, Terri Rexinger, Marybeth Gavin and Robert J. Jones, all of Plainville, and Lisa Wallace and her husband, John, of Brimfield, Mass.; his loving grandchildren, Ryan and Michael Snyder, Alexi Cruz, Angela Gavin and Anthony Gavin, Thomas Heslin, Amanda,

Nicole and Monica Gavin, and C.C. Phillips; as well as two great-grandchildren Isabella Saturski and Julian (Gavin) Castillo; his sisterin-law, Juliette Fusco, of New Britain; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the Hospice of New Britain for their loving care especially, Ruth Lasota, RN, and staff. The funeral was held June 17, 2010, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Memorial donations can be made to the Hospice of Central Connecticut, 56 W. Main St., Plainville, CT 06062.


Walter “Walt” Pich, 90, of P l a i nv i l l e, died June 14, 2010. “Pop,” as he was affectionately known to many, was born in Forestville on March 17, 1920, one of eight children of the late Theodore and Antonina (Lazorik) Pich. Raised in Bristol, he attended local schools and as a young man, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. Stationed in Colorado, he learned many skills and served his country by clearing lands to develop roads and sent money back home to help his family during the Depression. He was employed for many years as a screw machine operator at Supreme Lake Manufacturing, and was a former longtime member of Mickey’s A.C. He shared more than 50 years of love and devotion with his wife, Ann (Castiola), with whom he raised his adored family. The last 20 years of his life were blessed with his loving companion and best friend, Loretta Guilmette, who joined him on many travels and life adventures. Pop was fond of telling stories of the old days, and could always be counted on to sing “Me and My Shadow,” upon the request of any grandchild. He will be dearly missed, but has graced his family with the gift of many stories and memories that will live on for years to come. Along with his companion, Loretta. he leaves his daughters, Carol Athearn and Jane Theriault and her partner, David Olsen; his grandchildren, Alison Swain, Alan Theriault and his wife, Donna, Amanda Theriault and Mark Zommer, and Roseann Lauzon and her husband, Andy; his greatgrandchildren, Marissa and Michael Theriault, Cole and Grace Zommer, Ava and Arianna Lauzon, and Robert Joseph Lauzon; his brothers, George and his wife, Ann and Raymond and his wife, Dora; many nieces and nephews; and his cat, Chloe.


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Letters to the Editor

“Once upon a Relay …”

To the editor: Amidst fairy tale characters like Shrek, and Hansel and Gretel, with a few pirates thrown in for color, Relay For Life of Plainville 2010 enjoyed another successful fundraiser on behalf of the American Cancer Society. Norton Park was alive with music, energy, good food and most importantly, people united in their commitment to the fight against cancer. With 35 teams, over 300 participants and extraordinary support from the business community, this year’s walk looks to hit this year’s financial goal of $82,000 when the Relay season ends on Aug. 31. This year’s list of sponsors surpasses all previous Relays. We received generous monetary and in-kind

donations from: Northeast Produce, Lockton Benefit Group, CWPM, J. Timothy’s Taverne, Mizzy Construction, Inc., Tilcon Connecticut, Gaffney, Bennet & Associates, Nickson Industries, Perron Floors, AAA, Bailey Funeral Home, Displaycraft, Higgins Brothers Vision Care, Plainville Fire Company, Sliders, state Rep. Betty Boukus and the Town of Plainville. Also, Always Bloomin’, Apple Rehab Farmington Valley, Bagels Plus Deli, Big Y, Core Fitness, El Paso, Friendly Nail, Hair Say Salon, J.P. Jewelers, Lyman Orchards, Parma Pizzeria, People’s Choice Pizza, Premium Wine & Liquors, Renaissance Cyclery, Tim Hortons, Washington Concrete. In addition, Bolo Bakery, Carabetta Florist, First & Last Tavern, Frascone’s Deli, Gisele’s Coiffures,

Gnazzo’s, McDonald’s, Pagliacci’s, Plainville Pizza, Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza, Saint’s, Starbucks, Stop & Shop, Forestville, West Main Pizza and Zarella Farms. At Relay, teams were recognized for their “over-thetop” efforts. The following awards will be handed out at this year’s Wrap Up Celebration on Tuesday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., at J. Timothy’s Taverne: Save The Next One — Highest Fundraising Team; Wee Willy Wonka — Youth Highest Fundraising Team; A Family United — Most Dedicated Team; Grace Lutheran The Ugly Duckling - Team Spirit; A-Team - Rookie of the Year; Save The Next One As Well — Best Use of Theme/Site Design. All of the credit and accolades for this year’s success truly goes to the Relay 365 — the pledge our teams made to fundraise 365 days each year

Government Meetings

Tuesday, July 5 Town Council: cancelled Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 Citizens and Properties Owners Association of Plainville, library, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8 Economic Development special meeting, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Recreation and Park Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m.

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on behalf of Relay. Why all year? Because cancer doesn’t have a season. It is present each day of each year and we need to stay just as aggressive in our vow to find a cure. At Relay, team captains, team members, volunteers, committee members and our treasured survivors, walk that track each hour of the 24-hour walk. Why all night? Because not only does cancer not sleep, it never stops. Certainly as walkers were out there throughout the night with aching feet and tired bodies, it was a challenge to stay motivated. The best reason that we heard for keeping going came from Shaun Wyman at about 3 a.m. on the Sunday morning of Relay. Shaun said that as he walked the track, feeling achy and tired, he thought about how achy and tired cancer patients are while they suffer not only with the disease but with the painful treatments and aftereffects they are forced to endure. That’s what kept Shaun and folks like Fred Jewett (with his red hat on) and a walker in a gingerbread costume out all night long taking lap after lap with beads to mark each turn. This year’s Relay For Life of Plainville planning committee was made up of the largest number of members ever, with returning veterans and many welcomed newcomers. With about 12 sub-committees working hard on the many pieces that make up a Relay event, a big thank you needs to go out to: Debbie Dow, Samantha Dow, Jen Farina, Kelly Farina, Kris Farina, Alyssa Gonzalez, Laurie Gonzalez, Luis Gonzalez, Debbie Kerfoot, Bonnie Kizilski, Sonia Nurczyk, Tina Pelletier, Kathy Perreault, Bev Rohon, Nancy Sewitch, Lynn Szach, Cathy Talley, Becky Tyrrell, Jamie Wyman, Shaun Wyman and, of course, our ACS staff partner, Lynn Kipphut. Everybody has their per-

sonal reason for “Why I Relay?” but everybody has the same goal to win the battle and the war against cancer. Donna McCarty, Jenn Shorette and Tammy Wyman Plainville Donna McCarty, Jenn Shorette and Tammy Wyman were the tri-chairwomen for 2010 Relay For Life of Plainville.

Parents credit supporters To the editor: The Middle School of Plainville Parent Teacher Club would like to thank all the parents and teachers who spent many hours organizing and decorating to make our eighth-grade graduation celebration a huge success. On Thursday, June 17 our eighth-graders enjoyed dinner with their families and then a dance in their honor. Over 600 people attended, the weather was beautiful and an evening of great food and company was enjoyed by all. Many parents and teachers donated gift cards, which were raffled off to the students. A special thanks to Gnazzo’s for the wonderful food that was prepared and served to our families and also to A2Z printing for the PHS class of 2014 string bags that were given as gifts to our students. Because of the great support of the fundraisers during the school year the PTC was able to purchase these bags as a gift to our eighth-graders. So, again thanks to all the staff, parents and students at MSP. We wish all our eighthgraders much success. Have a great summer and look out PHS, here comes the Class of 2014! Cathy Cassineri Plainville Cathy Cassineri is the treasurer of the Middle School of Plainville Parent Teacher Club.

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Students at PHS ‘rock’ for ‘doing the right thing’ By Dan Brechlin The Plainville Citizen

Plainville High School seniors Keegan Nelson, Emily Schapcott and Steve Bruno did not boast the top grades of their class. They do not claim to have done anything overly special. In fact, they were surprised they were even being honored by the school. But the school’s mentoring committee saw something special in them, which is why they were chosen as the winners of the school’s Students Rock awards, which is held semi-annually. “These are kids who go day-to-day doing the right thing,” said Anna Norland, a chemistry teacher and member of the mentoring committee, which chose the award winner. “We wanted to recognize students other than academics and athletes. This shows that these students’ qualities are also valued in Plainville.”

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Receiving Plainville High School Students Rock Awards are, from left to right, Keegan Nelson, Emily Shapcott and Stephen Bruno. In its quest to honor students who “do the right thing” every day, the high school’s mentoring committee, with the support of Principal Gregory Ziogas, created the award. To be consid-

ered for the honor, students must assume responsibility for their behavior, contribute to the school and the community, and appreciate the benefits of a physically, emotionally and socially healthy

Education Briefs

Meritorious award given

Four Tunxis Community College students were conferred the Board of Trustees Medallion Award for Academic Excellence at the 39th commencement held June 2. Recipients included Paula Freeman, of Plainville, business office technology: executive, and three other students. The award recognizes outstanding academic accomplishments of associate’s degree graduates.

Resident graduates

Jennifer Lynn Hodge, of Plainville, graduated from Bard College, Annandale-onHudson, N.Y., on May 22, during the college’s 150th commencement. Hodge was awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Linden School Math-a-Thon

The students at Linden Street School finished their annual Math-A-Thon campaign to raise money for Saint Jude Children’s Hospital. This year over 200 students participat-

ed, raising $4,458. The top fund raiser for this year was Emily Christiansen who raised $450. Other top collectors were Christian Collin, Sammy Lynes, Zachary Keyworth, Jacob Sargis, Jack Burgess, Sierra Burgess, Rachel Collin and Tyler Oakes. Since Linden faculty member Sandy Walker has served as Linden’s Math-A-Thon Coordinator, the Linden community has donated more than $71,184 to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.

‘If I had $100, I would buy...’ First-graders at Wheeler School answered the question, “If I had $100, I would buy...” Answers included: “100 yellow race cars; a house for me and my mom; 100 tarantulas; a Nintendo DS; an emerald gem; a hot rod convertible car; a Bunny Bill; a lamp; a monster truck.”

Goodwin graduates Maribeth Farmer, Julia Muldoon and Rosamaria Pugliese, all of Plainville, graduated from Goodwin College, East Hartford.

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lifestyle, according to nomination guidelines. Students are nominated by the faculty and staff, which then votes. The awards were presented to the students at the high school on June 8. All three students will graduate this month and are college-bound in the fall. Bruno, who Norland said “exemplifies a good kid” was actively involved with Relay For Life and the cross country team. He will attend the University of Hartford. Schapcott, who will attend Capitol Community College and major in radiology, said she was not expecting the award and though she was not entirely sure why she received the award, she had a guess. “Overall, I think I am a good kid. I just do what I do,” she said. Norland said Schapcott “gives 110 percent to everything she puts her mind to,” something Schapcott’s mother, Linda, agreed with. “Em’s

a great kid,” she said. “She’s done a lot and she helps a lot. She does track and volleyball and she helps out and just gives everybody 110 percent overall.” Nelson, like Schapcott, was surprised by the recognition. “The award is different,” he said. “I worked really hard to get my grades up.” Nelson admitted to overcoming what he described as “really bad asthma,” and made “positive life changes” with the help of mentor and former General Electric employee Joseph Creniti. “He has achieved the delicate balance between academics and athletics,” Norland said of Nelson. “He refused to let (his asthma) get in the way.” Though Nelson said he is not sure what he wants to do with the rest of his life, he said he will be attending Tunxis Community College in the fall.

Dean’s List Garnet Brennan, Alyssa Chmura, Jennifer Davis, Alexandra Morse and Carrie-Anne Swiatek, all of Plainville, were named to the dean’s list at St. Joseph College, West Hartford. Sarah Tanner, of Plainville, and a sophomore studying in the Dolan School of Business, was named to the dean’s list for Fairfield University, Fairfield, for the spring 2010 semester. Alyssa Cusano, a junior; Matthew Dinda, a graduate of the Class of 2010; Kristen Fruchtenicht, a graduate of the Class of 2010; and Megan Petit, a senior, all of Plainville, made the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I. Melanie K. Norton, of Plainville, made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Science, Boston. Her major is health sciences with a pre-

medicine concentration and minor in Spanish. She is a 2008 graduate of Plainville High School. Brandon Giando, a sophomore majoring in finance and Matthew Wilde, a junior majoring in management, both of Plainville, were named to the president’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Bentley University, Waltham, Mass. Alex M. Bulger, Lisa E. Karwowski, Laura E. Stilwell, Miriam M. Cruz, Kayla M. Verbitsky, all of Plainville, has been named to the University of Hartford, West Hartford, dean’s list for spring 2010. Kimberly Boucher, Christine Clark, Anna Predota, and Jessica Smith, all of Plainville, made the spring 2010 dean’s list at Goodwin College, East Hartford.



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Woman wins essay contest ‘Age Strong! Live Long’

To celebrate Older American’s Month, May 2010, the North Central Area on Aging sponsored an essay contest. Contestants were invited to write a 500-word essay entitled, “Age Strong! Live Long!” Roper Plainville Senior Center member, Pat Roper, of Plainville, wrote a heartfelt essay about her journey and the lessons she learned along the way. She was invited to read her essay on the radio show “Living Well Connecticut,” which on WTIC AM 1080 on June 20. In 2006, she published the children’s book, “Grandma’s Prayer.” Her essay, “Age Strong! Live Long!” follows: From the Great Depression to a time of plenty characterizes our lives. The experiences of the former allow us to fully appreciate the later. What of the many years in between?

There is growing up through childhood, becoming educated and learning the skills to make a living. The road has had many ups and downs, more ups than downs. God always gives us a way if we are willing to trust in Him, we have learned to trust in the goodness of God. To age strong you must work and pray as hard as you can. Our choice of spouse is a critical decision as it shapes our life journey in every way. You can no longer be first, you learn that you have to put your spouse first as you share the good and the bad times. To age strong you must love unconditionally. Once the children arrive you have to share more and more, spreading yourself thinner and thinner. The conflicts in parenting can test a marriage and put husband and wife at odds with one another. You learn to show a united front to your children and if you do disagree, do so in pri- age strong, you must stay strong together. Happiness comes from within…we learned early on that people and possessions cannot make us happy. They are only happenings that may enrich our lives but our true happiness comes from within as we live our lives in accordance with our beliefs. To age strong you need a strong faith foundation and a willingness to set self interests aside for the good of one’s marriage and family. As marriage moves from passionate love to a phase of deep abiding love it is important to look forward and never look back. To age strong we need to accept one another as we are today with love, gentleness, kindness and a sense of humor. There is only one you so don’t try to be someone you are not. It helps to learn from on another but don’t let another take over the essence of who you are. To age strong you must con-

tinually grow and discover more about whom you are… your authentic self. The retirement from our labors should motivate us to help others and share our acquired skills, knowledge and even wisdom. To age strong we must continue to learn, to participate in life and to share our gifts. God tells us to share what we have. There will always be heartbreak but God will be with us to the end of our journey. Enjoy the gifts He has given. The golden years become a bouquet of is never too late to enlarge your bouquet with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and newfound friends. To age strong you must stay open to new people, new ides and new experiences...without losing your authentic self. May God grant us the grace to age strong just as He gave us the gift to live long!

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

Free groceries from Foodshare The Foodshare Organization delivers free food to low income individuals. Plainville has been chosen to have a Mobile Foodshare site at the Plainville Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Community Room on Monday, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Groceries are distributed

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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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Cribbage on Tuesdays The Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., is offering open cribbage at the on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Many people have expressed interest in playing, learning and/or teaching cribbage to others, so beginners to intermediate players are welcome to come and play. To register or for information, call the senior center.

Volunteers needed The Plainville Senior Center Computer Lab, 200 East St., is looking for volunteers

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Winners of a movie-making competition held at the Plainville Senior Center learn the results. From left to right are Scott Minor, course instructor, Cindy Fruchtenicht, third-place winner, Gene Kelsey, second-place winner, Joan McBain, senior center computer instructor, Joi Sorensen, Plainville Public Library reference assistant, and David Archambault, of Tunxis Community College. McBain, Sorensen and Archambault were the judges. Judith Humphrey, not pictured, won first place.



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GE Road Race to benefit Petit Foundation July 18

The third annual GE 5k Road Race to benefit the Petit Family Foundation will take place on July 18, 9 a.m., at the Plainville General Electric facility with registration from 7 to 8:30 a.m. In addition to the 5k road race, there is also the Fitness Walk for non-runners and the Kids’ Fun Run so the youngest members of the community can be involved. For those 8 years old and younger, the Kids Fun Run

will be held at 8:30 a.m. Medals will be given to all participants. The 5k and Fitness Walk will start promptly at 9 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run is about one-quarter mile and the Fitness Walk is 1.3 miles. Other activities planned for the day include food and beverages, a massage tent, a display of race sponsor Stanley Works’ Sprint Cup race car and appearances by New Britain Rock Cats’ mascot

Rocky as well as Spiderman. There will also be a drawing for great raffle prizes. Tickets for the raffle are available now and can be purchased the day before during registration pickup, at the pasta dinner or on Sunday up until the drawing time of 9 a.m. Music will be again be provided by Jerry Kristafer from WDRC-FM radio; live music will be provided by the Key West Trio Band. The race emcee will be anchor-

Health Briefs

Relay For Life wrap up event

The Relay For Life of Plainville 2010 Wrap Up Celebration will be held Tuesday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., at J. Timothy’s Taverne, New Britain Avenue. Teams that will receive awards include Save The Next One — Highest Fundraising Team; Wee Willy Wonka — Youth Highest Fundraising Team; A Family United — Most Dedicated Team; Grace Lutheran The Ugly Duckling - Team Spirit; A-Team - Rookie of the Year; Save The Next One As Well — Best Use of Theme/Site Design.

Upcoming blood drives

There are several American Red Cross blood drives planned:

Wednesday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tunxis Community College, Farmington, old library Thursday, July 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Strong Elementary School, 820 Marion Ave., Plantsville Saturday, July 10, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus, 100 Grand St., lecture rooms 1 and 2 Thursday, July 15, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., TiGhiTco, 245 Old Brickyard Lane, Berlin Thursday, July 15, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Farmington Police Department, 319 New Britain Ave., Unionville Tuesday, July 20, 1:45 and 6:45 p.m., Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville For more information or to make an appointment, call (800) GIVELIFE or visit the Web site

Bank donates to food pantry Photo courtesy of Farmington Bank

munity together for an exceptional weekend of community spirit and positive energy to honor both the memory and spirit of Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit. To register and for more information, visit the Web site The Petit Family Foundation was set up in the wake of the tragedy in 2007 that took the lives of Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit, wife and daughters of Dr. William A. Petit Jr., of Plainville. The foundation’s mission is to honor the kindness, activism, and idealism that were personified in these three women. The foundation uses its funds to foster education, especially for women in the sciences; improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence against women. —The GE 5K Road Race

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During the ribbon-cutting Farmington Bank held recently to celebrate its second Plainville branch, located at 129 New Britain Ave., a check presentation was made to benefit the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Susie Woerz, executive director of the food pantry, left, receives the $2,500 check from John J. Patrick Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Farmington Bank, which has 14 branch offices throughout Central Connecticut. The donation represents Farmington Bank’s heritage as a community-focused and engaged bank, according to bank officials.

woman Lisa Carberg from presenting race sponsor NBC Connecticut. New this year, the fun will begin on July 17, the Saturday before the race, in front of GE’s Plainville facility, the race’s title sponsor. For those who have registered by the 16, pre-registration pickup will be available from noon to 5 p.m. Runners can come to the race site to pick up their bibs, D-Tags, and Tshirts on Saturday to avoid common race day lines. Another new event being held this year is a pasta dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. There is a charge to attend and children 12 and younger are free. Live music will be performed by the Key West Trio Band. The GE 5k Road Race is a fundraiser for the Petit Family Foundation and is made possible thanks to the generosity of many corporate sponsors, but just as importantly, it is an event intended to be one that brings the com-

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Swimming pools open — Paderewski Park Wading Pool opened Tuesday, June 22. Hours are weekdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m.; weekends, 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Elizabeth A. Berner Pool in Norton Park is open for the summer to Plainville residents and their guests. A photo identification card system will be used. Community open swim is June 19 to Aug. 15 daily, 1 to 8 p.m.; post season starts Monday, Aug. 16, daily 1 to 7 p.m. Adult swim is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the lap pool and Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or how to purchase a pass, call the Recreation Department, (860) 747-6022.

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Business celebration — Pass It On Sports, 1273 Queen St., of Southington, is having a celebration party for the public on Thursday, July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., with complimentary refreshments and fireworks. The business is closing after almost 20 years. The kayaks, canoes, and boats will still be rented and sold on the Connecticut River in South Glastonbury. Owner Shirley Bloethe will be opening Mother Nature’s Shangri-La Day Spa in the building in the future.


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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

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Families gather for some fun June 26 at a free fun day organized by GE Energy Industrial Solutions in Plainville. A company picnic was held, a check was presented to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, and employees and the public could participate in many activities.

Donna Carangelow, right, paints the face of Leah Lorello after her sister, Alexa Lorella, had her face decorated with a unicorn. Leah and Alexa were taking part in the fun day with their father Carl Lorello, a GE employee. Drive. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090.

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Obituaries Mary Eposito Mary Lena Eposito, 86, widow of Sante J. Esposito Sr., of P l a i nv i l l e , died June 12, 2010 at her home. She was born on March 23, 1924, in Mello, Italy, a daughter of the late Peter and Theresa (Gianoni) Gianoni. She retired from the Plainville school system in 1997 as the cafeteria supervisor of Linden Street School. She was a member of AARP and the Plainville Senior Citizens Center and a former member of the Our Lady of Mercy Ladies Guild. She lived in Plainville for 56 years, and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had six great-grandchildren and those who knew her were sure to share in her joy as she shared their photos with them. She was blessed and treasured by her grandchildren who affectionately called her Grammy. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sante and Nancy Esposito Jr., of Great Falls, Va.; her daugh-

ter and son-in-law, Nancy and John Lewis, of Bristol; her grandchildren, Jennifer and Michael Homedy, Michael and Sarah Esposito, Erin Esposito, Bryan Esposito, Derek Mello, Brian and Jennifer Mello, and Justin and Jennifer Esposito; her step-grandchildren, Jonathan and Suzanne Lewis, Jason and Michelle Lewis and Jennica Lewis; her great-grandchildren, Noah, Madden, Gabriel, Alexandra, Anna and Peyton; her step-great-grandchildren, Ashton, Avery, Ansleigh, Emma and Evelyn; her sister-in-law Geraldine Gianoni; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Joanne Esposito; and her two brothers, Archie and Julio Gianoni. “Mom, Grammy, Nona, Great-Grammy, you will forever be in our hearts, your memories will be treasured but we are at peace that you are with your loving husband.” The funeral was held June 19, 2010, at O’Brien Funeral Home, Forestville, to Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville, for a Mass. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. Memorial donations may be made to Hos-

pice of Central Connecticut, 56 W. Main St., Plainville, CT 06062.

Harold Johnson Sr. Harold Martin Johnson, Sr., 85, of P l a i nv i l l e, died June 17, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Emma I. “Belle” Johnson. He was born on Jan. 4, 1925, to the late Ernest and Mildred Johnson, and raised in Plainville. He graduated from Plainville High School in 1942 and attended Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe with the 17th Infantry Battalion, 12th Armored Division, which was responsible for liberating the

Dachau concentration camp. He was actively involved in Plainville youth athletics. He was instrumental in reestablishing the Plainville Midget Football League. He also coached Plainville Little League Baseball and was a past president of the Plainville High School Athletic Backers Club. He was inducted into the PHS Sports Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1998. Besides his wife Belle, he is survived by his children, Jackie Lancelin, Ernest L. Johnson and his fiancee, Brenda, Stephanie H. Santos and her husband, Silvestre, Deborah I. Anderson, Gregory S. Henry, and Harold M. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Susan; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud. He was predeceased by his sisters, Triphina Johnson, Muriel O’Neil and Jessie Silva; brothers,

Hubie Johnson and Phil Johnson; and grandson, Kenneth David Johnson. His family extends its extreme gratitude and appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Apple Rehab Farmington Valley and the Dialysis Unit of The Hospital of Central Connecticut, respectively, for the kindness and care given to him. The funeral was held June 21, 2010, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. A celebration of his life was held June 22, 2010, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Britain. Burial was held privately and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 147 W. Main St., New Britain, CT 06052.

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Theresa Nadeau

Theresa V. Nadeau, 85, of New Britain, died June 17, 2010, at Westfield Care and Rehab, Meriden. She was born in Fort Kent, Maine, and was the daughter of the

late Benoit and Methaide (Babin) Voisine. She was a member of St. Jerome Church, New Britain. She is survived by her four sons, Gerald Nadeau and his wife, Mary, of New Britain, Phillip Nadeau, of Plainville, Robert and Ronald Nadeau, both of New Britain; her three daughters, Jacqueline Leigh and her husband, Michael, of New Britain,

Elaine Lopez and her husband, Reynaldo, of Meriden, and Brenda Sokolowski and her husband, Casimir, of New Britain; her son-in-law, Lester Schoonmaker of Meriden; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Lucien V. Nadeau, and her daughter, Rena Schoonmaker. The funeral was held June 22, 2010, at Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, with a funeral Mass at St. Jerome Catholic Church, New Britain. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain.

Peter Strawhince Peter Michael Strawhince, 68, of Plainville, died suddenly June 17, 2010, at Hartford Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1942, in New Haven, a son of the late Peter and A g n e s (Dobkowski) Strawhince. He had been employed by the McGuire Group, of New Britain, as an engineer and then retired from the state of Connecticut Department of Public Works. He also served as a consultant on the design

and building of Wheeler Elementary School in Plainville. He is survived by his two sisters, Gail Riccio and Sharon Voltoline, both of Wallingford; his two brothers and sister-in-law, Edward Strawhince, of Plainville, with whom he resided, and David and Amalia (Molly) Strawhince, of Hamden; his nieces and nephews, Michael (Dawn ) Riccio, of Wallingford, Lori (Don) Acerra, of East Haven, Eric Johnson, of New Haven, David Strawhince, of Middletown, and Jeffrey Strawhince of Hamden; his dear friends, Arden and Dave King of Plainville; and several greatnieces and a great-nephew. Funeral services and interment in Centerville Cemetery were held earlier this week. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Plainville, Community Food Pantry, Inc., P.O. Box 233, 54 S. Canal Street, Plainville, CT 06062. Wallingford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Linda G. Roberts Linda G. Roberts, 58, of Plainville, died June 12, 2010 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born on Nov. 14, 1951, in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Virginia Taylor Roberts. She had been a longtime




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Continued from page 5 able.â&#x20AC;? Police motorcycles lined the cemetery entrance. Police officers stood at attention for more than two hours around the knoll where the ceremony was held. It was exciting, Stanley said, to see the newfound family members looking at old photos and exchanging information. The Homer sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; great-grandfather and the Carillosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; greatgrandmother were sister and brother. Kyle Carrillo lives in the Plainville home that was originally owned by Horatioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, Edna Namaan. Already the Carrillos have been in touch with the Homer sisters and plan to continue their new relationship now that they have learned much about their family heritage. It is possible an exhibit focusing on Homer at the center will be held in the future, Stanley said. The Plainville Historic Center is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, from noon to 2:30 p.m. This summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit is â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Work is Never Done.â&#x20AC;? The gift shop is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the center at (860) 747-6577.

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Junior Legion tops in Zone 7 By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Photos by Matt Leidemer

Right: Last fall, Haley Belanger and the Plainville High School volleyball team qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 2002. Left: In 2009, Rob Ciotto helped the PHS boys soccer team make its second straight appearance in the state tournament. Center: The PHS football team’s Josiah Martinez hauls in a pass last year. Hurt by low numbers, the Blue Devils went winless.

A record was set, and a drought ended last fall By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Over the next three weeks, The Citizen will take a look back at the year in sports at Plainville High School, a year in which milestones were reached, new coaches emerged and champions were crowned. This week, the fall season … Led by the program’s all-time scoring leader Alyssa Martino, the PHS girls soccer team rolled up a record of 11-6-1 and advanced to the second round of the CIAC Class M state tournament, where it fell to Lauralton Hall, 3-0. This year marked the PHS girls soccer program’s sixth straight tournament appearance. Martino netted 33 goals during the season, and became the first PHS female soccer player to score more than 50 goals. The PHS boys soccer team earned a spot in the postseason for the second straight year, but once again its stay was brief. The Blue Devils fell to eventual state semifinalist Ellington 1-0 in the opening round of the CIAC Class M state tournament and ended the year with a mark of 8-8-1.

Prior to the 2008 season, the PHS boys soccer program had been absent from the state tournament since 1997. For the first time since 2002, the PHS volleyball team earned a trip to the postseason. The Lady Blue Devils didn’t stick around long, however. The locals lost to East Catholic 3-0 in the opening round and wrapped up their campaign with a record of 8-10. Throughout the season, the PHS volleyball team collected donations for Think Pink, a program that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Numbers remained low for the PHS football team and that resulted in a rough campaign, as the Blue Devils went winless. PHS coach Rocky Gagliardi resigned after the season after two years at the helm. The Blue Devils went 1-9 in 2008. Paced by junior Mike Rottier, the PHS boys cross country team manufactured a 52 record, and finished third in the Central Connecticut Conference South Division and 12th at the CIAC Class M meet. The PHS girls cross country team was See Fall, next page

Going into battle with a young team, Plainville Post 33 Junior American Legion coach Jim Tufts was not sure what type of season his club would be in store for this summer. As it turned it, Tufts didn’t have a thing to worry about. Post 33 rattled off four wins last week, and at press time was tops in Zone 7 with a record of 8-1. “We’re definitely stepping up,” said Tufts, whose guys need just three more zone victories to qualify for the state tournament. A team must win at least 11 of its 20 zone games in order to punch a ticket to the postseason. Post 33 fell short of the state tournament in 2009, ending the year with a mark of 9-11. “We just didn’t seem to

pull out the close ones last year,” said Tufts. But this season, Post 33 is coming through in the clutch. “When it gets late in the game, I’m not surprised when we win,” said Tufts. Defense has been Post 33’s strength. “That has probably been our biggest thing,” said Tufts, pointing out that his team has played some tidy ball thus far. “Maybe one error a game — maybe.” Shortstop Erik Perrotti and second baseman Kevin Ciotto anchor Post 33’s infield. “When I have those guys out there, I don’t worry about the ball being hit anywhere,” said Tufts. Deft centerfielder Nick Moshier is a constant in Tufts’ six-person outfield rotation. Devin Pugliese and Chris Kuzia split time behind the plate, and get high praise from their coach. “I’m lucky to have two See Junior, next page

Zapatka steady; Post 33 not so much By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen For a guy who had not pitched in a competitive situation for some 10 months, Eric Zapatka has had a heck of a season for the Plainville Post 33 Senior American Legion baseball team. Zapatka attended Manchester Community College this past school year, but did not suit up for MCC’s baseball team. The Plainville High School alumnus kept his arm loose however, and returned to the mound for Post 33 this summer. The locals are glad to have him back. At press time, Zapatka owned a record of 3-0 and a

miniscule earned-run average of 1.37. In 20 innings of work, he had struck out 19 and had allowed just six hits. Zapatka, who collected his 20th career Legion victory this past weekend, has been a steady performer on an inconsistent team. Heading into this week, Post 33 was 55 in Zone 7. “We’re plugging along,” said Post 33 coach Lou Mandeville. “It’s a good zone. The zone is tough.” Mandeville said his club could have had at least six wins by this point, but Post 33 has struggled to come up with hits in key situations, and pitchers have given up

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Junior All-Stars look to make another run By Sam Dostaler Special to The Citizen

With a strong roster, the Plainville Junior Little League All-Star baseball team, comprised of 13- and 14year-olds, is primed to make another run at the District 5 championship, and hopefully, at its second state championship in three years. Plainville’s roster is comprised of Kyle Beloin, Cody Charneski, Dean DeMartinis, Tyler Favreau, Stuart Langer-Marshall, John Oliveria, Shane Pugliese, Gabe Santana, Matt Sauvron, Gage Spencer, Todd Sweezy and Tim West.

Junior Continued from page 19 great catchers,” said Tufts. “They are the ones that make everything go, in my book.” Post 33’s pitching staff is highlighted by Ciotto, Tyler Guimond and incoming Plainville High School sophomore Brian Dostaler, who Tufts referred to as his team’s “biggest surprise.” Danny Bates and Tom Dinda have been solid on the mound as well. In the hitting department, Tufts said his team has been inconsistent, but is getting better now that players have

The locals are managed by thirdyear head man Tim DeJohn. During the school year, DeJohn serves as an assistant coach for the Plainville High School varsity baseball team. Entering the tournament, the Plainville Junior All-Stars have the most important asset a team can have — pitching. “We might have the strongest pitching that we have had during my time coaching this team,” said DeJohn, who is assisted by former PHS baseball player Mack Litke. “We have Tim West, Tyler Favreau, Shane Pugliese and Gabe Santana,” DeJohn continued. “I could have a rotation, and in tourna-

grown accustomed to swinging a wood bat. “Some days we hammer the ball, other days we can’t buy a big hit,” the coach said. “But we seem to be picking it up.” Powering Post 33 at the plate have been Ciotto, Moshier, Kuzia, Dostaler and Marc DeMartinis. Things certainly have gone well for Post 33 during the first half of the season, but the locals are not satisfied. Having missed out on the state tournament last year, Post 33 is eager to collect its all-important 11th zone win — very soon. “This is big for us,” said Tufts.

Fall Continued from page 19 low in numbers once again and therefore was unable to register a team score in meets. PHS junior diver Mille Mills went undefeated during the regular season and went on to finish first at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship, and second in the CIAC Class S competition. Powered by Mills, the PHS swim team placed fifth at the CCC South meet and was 19th in Class S. Also … The fall season



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ment play that is one of the most important pieces of a winning team.” If his team gets good pitching, and timely hitting, DeJohn believes the Plainville All-Stars can make a run in the tournament. However, generating hits and runs, consistently, is no easy task. “I just look to have whoever the nine guys in the lineup are produce,” said DeJohn. Aside from winning, DeJohn simply wants his players to improve and become more confident in their talents. “I want the kids to learn how to play the game the right way, to not take teams lightly, and to develop a winning attitude and competitive

edge, and to never be satisfied and always to work towards getting better,” the coach said. Tournament play begins next week. Until then, the Plainville AllStars will practice and fine tune. ”The kids are really excited, and a lot of people in town have high expectations for the team. And the kids have high expectations for themselves,” said DeJohn. “The kids text me all the time asking me about practice and things like that, so they know what the goal is and we’re just going to do our best to make that happen.”

was PHS’s first competing in the Central Connecticut Conference. Plainville left the Northwest Conference at the end of the 2009 school year … PHS senior Alyssa Martino announced that she will continue her soccer career on scholarship at Providence College … The 10th annual Plainville Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner was held. Entering the Hall were Robert Tompkins, Greg Ziogas, Bruce McClellan, Eugene White, Melvin Buchanan and John Masalski … PHS’s second annual

Senior/Junior Powderpuff Football game was held. The Class of 2010 routed the Class of 2011, 32-0 … The CIAC Board of Control voted unanimously to accept the proposal of the CIAC Football Committee to adapt a new division and playoff structure for the sport of football beginning in 2010. The new format calls for four equal divisions by enrollment (LL, L, M, S), down from the current six (LL, L, MM, M, SS, S). Eight teams in each division will qualify for the playoffs.


Dalena have been solid on the hill for Post 33. Phaneuf earned his team’s other two wins. At the plate, Post 33 has been powered by Mike Thomas (.321) and Sam Dostaler (.320). Taylor Perun leads the team with nine RBI. Defensively, Mandeville said Post 33 has had no problem turning routine plays, but has not made the plays that get fans cheering. “We need to start doing that,” he said. Thomas has been a rock at third base. Mandeville is also pleased with the glove work turned in by outfielders Dylan Chasse, Brett Litke and Perun.

Continued from page 19 too many walks. “Getting timely hits has been a little bit of a problem. And we’re not making other teams earn their runs,” the veteran coach lamented. Mandeville told his troops recently that clutch hits, cutting down on walks, and turning “unexpected” plays on defense are the keys to a successful season. “If we do two out of three of those, more positive things will start coming our way,” he said. Other than Zapatka, Connor Phaneuf and Brandon

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The key to ‘short game’ success ever you are right near the green, but have a large amount of green to work with between you and the The latest pin. The bump and run requestion I requires very little effort in ceived was your motion and will be hit from Chris just like a putt. The ball will of Plainville. pop in the air and fly a very Chris is 19, short distance. Once the ball and relativehits the green, it will roll all ly new to the the way to the hole. The goal game. He of the bump and run is to get wrote, “I lose Bayram the ball to land just on to the all of my strokes around the green and roll the rest of the greens. Do you have any tips way to the pin. on improving your short As many of you saw regame?” Well Chris, the key to short cently if you were watching the U.S. Open, having a good game success is variety! It is short game is critical! The important to learn different key to short game success is types of shots and know variety. The pros do not limit when the right time to hit those particular shots is. The themselves to one type of shot around the greens and three shots I teach around neither should you. The the greens are the chip shot, game of golf is hard enough flop shot, and bump and run at times, so make life easy shot. A chip shot is the usual go- and spice up your short game with variety! to shot the average player Marc Bayram is a PGA Golf hits around the greens. A Professional at Shuttle Meadchip is normally hit with a ow Country Club in Kensingsand or pitching wedge beton, and a Plainville resident. cause the shot will require a bit of loft. The ball will travel Have a golf question for in the air halfway to the hole, Bayram? E-mail him at: and after it lands, will roll the other half to reach the pin. The flop shot is a shot that will make the ball fly high in the air and land softly near the pin with minimal release. This particular shot should only be played as needed. A lot of amateurs will resort to the flop for every short game shot they encounter. Although the flop looks really cool, it should only be played when the shot you have requires you to loft the ball in the air to carry a hazard, or when the shot at hand leaves you with very little green between you and the flagstick. The flop is typically played with a sand or a lob wedge. The last shot, and my favorite to play, is the bump and run shot. This shot should be played with a 7, 8, or 9 iron since it will not require your ball to have a lot of hang time in the air. This shot should be played when-

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The Plainville Instructional softball team ended their nine-game season recently. The Plainville girls took on teams from Berlin, Bristol and Farmington, and learned a lot along the way. The Plainville Instructional team was, front row, from left: Tessa Susco, Heather Maier, Jillian Lamb, Sarah Marinelli and Whitney Southall. Back row, from left: Paige Corcoran, Annie Roux, Kaylee Lamothe, Emily Savage, Madison Buckley, Courtney Ouellette and Kaleigh Benoit. Missing from photo: Molly Feitas and Faith Healey.

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Troop 67 held a Court of Honor May 15 at the Congregational Church of Plainville to honor Christopher Potter for his achievement of reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. The day was filled with a great celebration with many of Chris’s friends from school, work, and the scouting organization were at the celebration to honor Potter. The theme of the day was the Trail to Eagle and several scouts and leaders participated in the ceremony. Chris’s brother, Eagle Scout Matthew Potter, had the honor of reading the Eagle Pledge to his brother and the five Eagle Scouts who attended the ceremony. Christopher received many letters of commendation for his achievement with several being read to the audience included letters from U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, and Michele and Barak Obama, the First Lady and president of the United States. In closing, Christopher honored Sherry Cole with a


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Wreath laying — The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville will be celebrating Independence Day, July 4, at 11 a.m., at Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Whiting Street and Maple Street. The public is invited for our annual wreath laying ceremony.


Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 women’s auxiliary holds open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Citizens and Property Owners Association — The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Plainville

Public Library, 56 E. Main St. The next meeting will be July 6. New members are always welcome. For information, contact John Kisluk, president, at (860) 747-3542 or e-mail or visit the Web site http://plainvillecitizens.ho Norton Park Concert series — The Friends of Norton Park Concerts is offering a series of free outdoor concerts. The next concert on July 6 will be held at Norton Park, at 6:30 p.m., and feature the Riverboat Ramblers, Dixieland jazz. Sponsors include the Rotary Club of Plainville, the Elizabeth Nor-

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LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday July 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Center Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 302 to hear and consider the following applications: HILLTOP ROAD Application #10-07-01, Jason Nocera of 49 Hilltop Road seeks approval for a variance to Article 4, Section 400 Schedule of Height, Area and Yard Requirements - Minimum Front Yard Setback to permit the reduction of the Front Yard Setback from twenty-four (24) feet to twentytwo (22) feet for the purposes of constructing an addition to a structure at 49 Hilltop Road. STILLWELL DRIVE Application #10-07-02, Anthony Colagiovanni of 5 Stillwell Drive seeks approval for variances to Article 4, Section 400 Height, Area and Yard Requirements, Minimum Front Yard Setback and Article 4, Section 410, Sub-section 6, Fences, Paragraph b-i and ii to permit the reduction of the minimum Front Yard Setback from twentyfour (24) feet to six (6) feet and to permit the installation of a six (6) foot fence between the street line and building line in lieu of the maximum three (3) foot for the purpose of constructing and enclosing an outdoor eating area at 5 Stillwell Drive. RELIANCE ROAD Application #10-07-03, Mark Chambrello of 26 Reliance Road seeks approval for a variance to Article 4, Section 410, Sub-section 6 Fences, Paragraphs c-i to permit the installation of a eight (8) foot high fence in lieu of the maximum height of six (6) feet for a property known as 26 Reliance Road. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 30th day of June 2010. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals

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FORD ESCORT 2002 4 speed, Auto. 4 Cylinder. #DR1037 $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


Thursday, July 1, 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Plainville Citizen NOTICE OF DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY STATE AND DISTRICT OFFICES Notice is hereby given that a Primary of the Democratic Party listed below will be held in the Town of Plainville, on August 10, 2010, for the nominations to each office indicated below. Notice is also hereby given that the following are the names of the party-endorsed candidates, if any, for nomination to each office indicated, together with the street address of said candidate. The party endorsed candidates, are indicated by an asterisk. Additionally, the following are the names of all other candidates who have filed their certificates of eligibility and consent to primary or have satisfied the primary petitioning requirements in conformity with the General Statutes as candidates for nomination to each office indicated, together with the street addresses of said candidates. Office




*Dan Malloy Ned Lamont

277 Ocean Drive East, Stamford, CT 06902 4 Ashton Drive, Greenwich, CT 06831

Lieutenant Governor

*Nancy Wyman Mary Messina Glassman

40 Pinnack Mountain Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Secretary of the State

*Denise Merrill Gerry Garcia

545 Wormwood Hill Road, Mansfield, CT 06250 143 Bradley Street, New Haven, CT 06511


*Kevin Lembo Michael J. Jarjura

11 Redcoat Lane, Guilford, CT 06437 264 Hardwood Road, Waterbury, CT 06706

18 Pilgrim Drive, Tolland, CT 06084

LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville's Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville CT on the following item: Zone Change for Karen Pio from R-11 to GC at 18 Forestville Avenue. The file is available for public inspection at the Department of Technical Services and the Town Clerk's Office in the Plainville Municipal Center. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications may be received. Any person requiring special assistance in order to attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call the Department of Technical Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, July 2, 2010. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 14th day of June, 2010


Dated at Hartford, Connecticut, this 22nd day of June, 2010.


Susan Bysiewicz Secretary of the State --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The foregoing is a copy of the notice which I have received from the Office of the Secretary of the State, in accordance with Section 9-433 of the CGS. As provided in said notice, a primary of the Democratic Party for nomination to the state offices therein specified will be held on August 10, 2010. The hours of voting at said primary and the location of the polls will be as follows: FORD MUSTANG GT 2006 Mint cond. 5 spd. V8. 32k miles. Garaged. Premium interior. All maintenance records. $19,000. 860-426-9929 or 860-681-4531

The hours of voting at said primary and the location of the polls will be as follows: HOURS OF VOTING: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. LOCATION OF POLLING PLACES


Linden Street School, 69 Linden Street


Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 South Canal Street


Toffolon School, 145 Northwest Drive


Wheeler School, 15 Cleveland Memorial Drive

IV PONTIAC Grand Prix SE1 2002 Stock# DR1115 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Dated at Plainville, Connecticut, this 1st day of July, 2010.

Town Clerk Carol A. Skultety Town of Plainville





FORD MUSTANG FT 1995, last year of the 5.0, 78k original miles, power steering/brakes, electric mirror, sunroof, Cobra rims with extra set, $6500. Call 860-828-5259

Always a sale in Marketplace

SUBARU IMPREZA 2009 OUTBACK SPORT 5 Door Hatchback, Auto. AWD. 12,485 mi #P1671 $19,995 (203) 949-1104

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

CHEVROLET Malibu 2002 sedan. Auto. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. A/C. ABS brakes. Keyless entry. 127K $3,500 Cheshire 203-272-6130 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.

SUBARU Impreza 2.5i Premium 2009 4 door AWD. Automatic. 12,787 mi #P1650 $17,595 (203) 949-1104

HONDA ACCORD 2005 One Owner, Low Mileage Only 49,000 Miles, 4 Cylinder - Great Gas Mileage, Pwr Windows, Pwr Locks, CD and more. $10,995 #599 (203) 634-7878

HONDA Civic Coupe 2002 #917 In these tough economic times we understand how difficult it is to finance a new or used vehicle. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Brian 1-866-879-1616

JEEP LIBERTY 2003 FREEDOM EDITION 88K, 4x4, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, CD Player, Automatic Trans and more... $8,995 #588 (203) 634-7878

MITSUBISHI LANCER 2003 OZ Rally Edition One Owner, 103K, 5 speed, Leather Seats, Pwr Windows, Pwr Locks, Sun Roof, CD, Cruise Ctrl, Alloy Wheels $6,995 #585 (203) 634-7878

SCION TC 2009 One Owner. 5 Speed. Low Miles Only 22,000. Great Gas Mileage w/2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder, Multiple Sunroofs. Like New. #601 Only $15,995 (203) 634-7878



The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 1, 2010 TRUCKS & VANS


OLDS Sierra 1995- Car for sale. $2500. 40,000 miles. Call (203) 235-0875


BUYING Cheap, used affordable cars and trucks.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES AIR CONDITIONERS - (1) 12,000 BTU $175. (2) 10,000 BTU, $150 each. All like new. (203) 639-8389

Call (203) 631-0800 or 203-630-2510 BOATS & MOTORS CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 1999

TOYOTA CAMRY 2000 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

4x4 Pick Up. 8 Cylinder, 5.3 auto. 114,910 mi. #10160B $10,900

JEEP Cherokee Sport 2000 4x4, 6 Cylinder, Automatic. 126,031 mi. #9369A $6,500

(203) 235-1667

16FT LUND Rebel SS 2005, Suzuki 30 hp 4 stroke, Minkoto trolling motor with quick mount, fish finder, trailer with rollers, spare tire, boat cover and more. Excellent condition $10,500. 203-265-0695

KIA Sportage EX 1995 $2,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 TOYOTA COROLLA 2010 Silver. Leather. Auto. All Power. 9,000 mi #P1648A $15,900 (203) 949-1104

DINING Room set from Puritan Furniture. 5’8”x3’8” table w/2 leaves, pine. 6 padded matching oak chairs. Country style. All solid wood. $500. (203) 500-2946

(203) 235-1667

FORD Ecoline 2002 Superduty E350 Diesel 7.3, 193K, ladder racks, tow package. Asking $3,400. Call 203-237-3833

GMC JIMMY 1998 4 Speed Automatic, 6 cylinder. $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


ADULT GERMAN SHEPHERDS Females, German Imports. Very nice dogs. Good with everyone. Asking $400. (203) 235-4329 BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, $350+. 860-930-4001 COCKER Spaniel Puppies Ready to go! Purebred. 5 males, brown & white, black & white, 1 all black. No papers. $300 each. Parents on site. (203) 887-9767

TOYOTA Matrix 2004 XR, Silver, Ex Condition, Clean, 62K, AM/FM stereo, Air, Pwr Windows,$8,200, Serious inquiries only, 203-715-2635.

SUBARU TRIBECA 2008 AWD. 6 cylinder, 3.6. Automatic. 39,193 mi #P1668 $27,995 (203) 949-1104

CHEVY Blazer LS 4x4 2000 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT 2007 5 Door Hatchback, 5 cyl auto. 28,752 mi #S10307A $13,995 (203) 949-1104

HIMALAYAN SEAL POINT 7 month old male. No papers. Up to date on all shots. Not neutered. For more info, please call (203) 715-3329.


6 cylinder, 4.3, Automatic. 119409 mi. #9382A $7,500


(203) 235-1667 CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund


Free Towing!

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 PET SITTING BY KAREN In the comfort of your pets home. Visit or call Karen @ 860-770-8731. RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Ready to go! $650$450. Please call 860-329-9893 RAP A PONY FARM English or Western riding lessons. Pay for 4 lessons get 5th 1 FREE. Sign up now for Summer Program. 9am-12 Mon-Thurs $150. Lessons everyday & learning safety rules around horses. 203-265-3596

Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not. VOLVO S60 2.5T 2004 One Owner, Automatic, Sunroof, Nice Color Combo, 72K, Loaded, All Service Done By Volvo Dealer. Cheap - Only $10,500 #582 (203) 634-7878

FORD Explorer Sport 2000 #DR1128 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

BURGUNDY Color leather sofa, with chair & ottoman $1100. Berkline Heavy-Duty Recliner, color Burgundy $200. Call 203-903-7075

MUST See! Beautiful DR set. Aico Monte Carlo collection. Double pedestal table. Opens to 138in w/3 18in leaves, 6 side chairs & 2 lthr arm chairs. Lg hutch w/glass drs & touch dimmer switch. 5yrs young. Retail $10,000. Asking 3,500. Call Sharon 203-376-7772 SELLING House-Lots of small stuff Solid wood DR table, oak, 6 chairs & matching hutch, solid wood, 63.5L, 79H, 14.5W. 860-877-0825 or 860-212-5406 SLEEPER SOFA Beige color, w/3 pillows Very good cond. $120. Call 203-238-3680 SOFA- Gold, 3 cushion & Green tweed recliner. $450 for set. Call (203) 235-8339 WALNUT Dresser Set Tall & Mirrored $80/both. Twin bed, cherry wood -$75. Quilt rack, $10. Microwave cart-$30. Treadmill$80. Glassware. 203-440-2629

SONY 34” Widescreen HD TV. Model #KD34XBR960 Includes stand & Sony DVD Home theater system. This is a tube TV not LCD or plasma. Asking $300 or best offer. Call 203-314-6393


$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

1-2 ITEMS 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 Street Wallingford Monday-Saturday 9-5 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

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

DEE’S ANTIQUES Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AMISH Fireplace, $200 OBO; 100 lb. punching bag, $80 OBO brand new. Call (203) 440-1024 GOLF SHOES NEW. Size 7. Black. $50. Call 203-634-0483 GREAT Deal - Disposable underwear. Box of 60. Hip size 34” to 46” (86cm-117cm). Never opened. $35. (203) 269-3517 RASCAL SCOOTER 245, 2004 purchase. Less than 1 mile use, paid $1600 + $300 freight, asking $1500 or best offer. Call (860) 349-3845 SOCCER SHOES Size 7 1/2 And shin guards. $20 for all. Call 203-634-0483 WOOD- Butcher Block Excellent condition, 30x30 sq., 16 in thick, 32in high. $750.00. Call 860-919-1814.


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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED European & American cars. Pre 1974. Cash waiting. Running or not. (203) 294-9745


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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


203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.


PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144 SUMMER FUN! Horseback Riding Lessons & Summer Programs Birthday Parties/Pony Rides Rosehaven Stables 203-238-1600

JEWELRY DIAMOND engagement ring w/matching wedding band. 14K white gold. $800. Call for details (203) 668-8395

SOUTHINGTON 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for rent. Excellent condition ranch style duplex with private driveway and deck. Refrigerator, stove, central air, washer dryer hook ups. Call 860-919-0292. No pets. $1200 plus security deposit SOUTHINGTON 3-4BR, new windows/doors, cozy, clean, close schools & town, most pets ok 136 Berlin St Available now. 860-302-4719

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN-Cape, 3BR, 2 full baths, deck, 1 car gar. Avail 8/1. $1,500/mo. Refs + sec. Call 203-619-2767


MERIDEN Nice, quiet 2BR, 1 1/2 bath, finished bsmt. Close to Hwy. $1050. Sec & ref. 860828-1688; cell 646-573-4187 MERIDEN- 2BR townhouse, avail Aug. Quiet end unit, a/c, Sec. sys. 1.5 baths, w/w, deck, hookups. No pets/smoking. Good credit. $975+ utils. 203-269-9755 eves. WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Completely remod. New carpet, appls, paint & more! No smoking, no pets. 2 mos sec. $1150 203-265-0089 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904


1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE: Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Route 10, minutes from I-691. $850.00, including heat & hot water. Security & references. No pets. Call Lynne at 203-213-5577. CHESHIRE: Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Route 10, minutes from I-691. $850.00, including heat & hot water. Security & references. No pets. Call Lynne at 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

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 3rd flr $895 + sec. & utils. 387 Center St. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MER LG 1BR, 2nd flr, W. Side, washer, dryer, stove & fridge incl. 2 rms private storage space included. $824/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $175/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st flr, 53 Washington St. No pets. Laundry on site. $825/mo + 2 mos. sec. Call 203-494-2147 MERIDEN - 3 or 4BR apt in duplex w/private entrance. Newly renovated. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup. Starting at $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 1BR newly renovated. Off-st-park., yd, storage. Will consider pets. W/D hkup. Lndlrd next dr. $700/mo+sec. Credit ck. 203-235-5987


Thursday, July 1, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen


CARPENTRY ADDITIONS Decks, Garages Finish basement, complete home improvement & repairs. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107


HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed. JUNK REMOVAL- Estates, House cleanouts, garages, attics, yards, basements. Sr. Discounts. You point, we take! Lowest price guaranteed! Don 203-235-1318

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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING

CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER! Garages, Attics, Basements, Lawn Maint., Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Sr discounts. 203-238-0106

GARY wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554 GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted



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


Bankruptcy 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

CARPENTRY J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

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

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

AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES - Siding, Patios, kit., baths & more. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured. SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Mowing, Home & Yard Maint., Painting, Powerwash, 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 ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating 25 Years Experience Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276


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

Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, gar, yd. Free estimate. Summer C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218



Lawn Care/Mowing ●Junk/Debris Removal ● Mulch ●General Cleanups ● Light Hauling ● Power Washing. Will beat your current price! Call for your free estimate. 203-410-3328 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 WALTER’S LANDSCAPING Mowing, Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. Comm/Res. Free estimates. 203-619-2877 ●


All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

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


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

J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 DAVE’S CARPENTRY Roofing, Additions & Garages built. Foundations installed. Best prices in town. Free estimates. (860) 628-7795 CT# 0623748 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

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

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885 CLEANING - Residential & small business. Exp’d, dependable, affordable rates. Call Mary Ann 203-639-7297


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

For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110




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

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

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

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

MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808 CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Pavers, Walls, Brick Work, etc. Will Beat Anybody’s Price #611774. 203-935-6213




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

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

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 LAWN mowing, yard clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318 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

L & E LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yd. Summer C/U, Landscaping. Free estimates. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad 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



Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

203-639-0032 Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

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

STEVENS PAVING All asphalt maintenance. Sealing & crack fillling. Comm & Resid. 10% Sealing discount. No job to big or small. work guaranteed! Ct Reg #625979 860-816-2020

PLUMBING Fahey Plumbing

203-235-1383 All Plumbing & Heating Repairs. My promise is to leave you w/a clean, neat, quality job done at a fair price giving you the PEACE OF MIND you deserve. Days, nights, wknds-SAME PRICE! DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1 ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating 25 Years Experience Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276



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

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

V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

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

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

SIDING UPDATE your home with a fresh new paint job! Small jobs welcome. Call Paul for a prompt free est 203-238-4320. Reg#582770

Gonzalez Construction


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

Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

It's all here!

203-639-0032 HOUSE Wash/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 CT #0616406

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

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


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EVANS ROOFING We install Flat or Pitched Roofs. Res/Com. We got you COVERED! Licensed & insured. #622795 10% & Sr. Discount 203-235-1861

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

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

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V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 1, 2010 Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846


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


IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. A beauty! 2nd Fl w/ private deck and laundry. $775/mo. sec dep. Other apts. available. 203-7151965 MERIDEN 2 BR apts. Quiet area. 1st & 2nd FL available. $900 / mo + sec. Off st parking. Section 8 approved. Near I95 & 691. 203-589-1147 or 203-305-0123 MERIDEN 2BR 3rd Fl. Newly renv. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. New appl. 1yr lease. $775 per mo.+ sec. Available now. Call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st fl, Good, quiet neighborhood Dishwasher, microwave, W/D hkup, off st park, backyard. $1000/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 39 Oak St. Near school. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st Floor One car off st. parking. Section 8 approved. $875/mo. 1st mo. rent & security dep. req’d. Call (203) 631-8011 MERIDEN 3 BR. Clean, 1st floor. With fridge & stove. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Bunker Ave. $1025/mo. Sec 8 approved. (203) 671-3112

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 4 BRs, 7 Rooms, 1st Floor Eat-In Kitchen. W/D hookup. Off street parking. $1200/month Plus security. Call 860-508-6877 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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 1-1/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- Clean & spacious studio. Downtown on busline. $525/mo + utils. No pets. Security. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN- Gorgeous 1BR condo totally remodeled. Crown Village. 581 Crown St. $750/mo. incl. heat & HW. Call (203) 8566472 MERIDEN-1BR, stove & refrig. All utils incld. Close I-84, I-91, Merrit Pkwy. Pet neg. Call Janice 203-686-0011/203-314-8909 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr, W/W carpet, appls, off-st-park, nice yard, 2 decks, W/D hkup. gas heat. $750/mo + 2 mo sec. Credit check. 203-634-9149 MERIDEN-3rd flr, newly remodeled 1BR, EIK, pantry, porch, off-st-park. $625/mo. + 2mo sec. No pets. 203-464-3083 MERIDEN. 1406 Hanover Ave, 1 bedroom, w/d, off street parking, 1 year lease, 1.5 sec, no pets, $675. Call 203-265-7094 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1st flr, 4 rms, off st parking, refrig, stove, w/d hookup. Avail 7/1. $775/mo. 203-284-5843 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025


Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

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.

MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868

WALLINGFORD - 5 rms, 2 or 3 BRs, available. Uptown area. Hdwd flrs. Must see. $850. No pets. Call (203) 269-6466

Meriden Reduced Rent

MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223 WALLINGFORD - 4BR, 3 bath fully remodeled Cape with full dormer. In-law apt. Must be seen before July 5th when it goes to a Realtor. $459,900. 203-530-3173




Can you sell ice to an Eskimo, while still providing excellent, professional customer service? Then Record-Journal has a position for you!






YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 TREES Tree Removal. Chipping. No job too small. Fully insured. 20 yrs. Local business. CT Reg# 673534. Call Joe (203) 804-4739

TUTORING CERT Math Tutor K-College. Summer review - in your home or library. Mary 203-768-2229

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - Large beautiful 4 room, 3rd floor. $775. ALSO: 5 large rooms, 2nd floor. Christian St. $975. No pets. 203-868-1087 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. Remodeled. 2 glass porches, Appls, hkups, storage. Dead end st. No pets. Garage extra. Owner /Agent $925 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 50 Lee Ave. 2nd floor. Appliances, on st parking, no W/D hookups. No pets/smoking. $750/mo. 203-444-5722 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Stove (gas) & refrigerator. Quiet neighborhood. No smoking. No dogs! Parking in driveway. Rent ($800) & Security ($750) up front. (203) 269-1719 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor 81 Williams St. New carpets. No pets. Good refs. $900. Call 203-809-7013 or 203-410-9464 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973

(30 hour position)

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now!

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

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

SOUTHINGTON-RT 322 2BR Townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, EIK, lrg rms, prvt deck, easy access to I-84 & I-691. $135,000. FSBO 860-523-7984



WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, W/D hkup, front porch, quiet street, clean. $875/mo + sec. Avail 7/1. Call 203-537-0360


ROOMS FOR RENT LOTS & ACREAGE MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN-Safe, clean furnihsed rooms. Starting at 140/weekly Cable, phone, off-st-parking. 4wks security. (860) 712-1684

WALLINGFORD $199,900 2BR Bungalow w/2 car garage. House needs extensive work. Beautiful 1.28 acre level property-used to be Xmas tree farm. Tranquil setting yet minutes to I91. Linda 203-265-5618

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

MERIDEN Builder’s take notice. 200 x 200 approved building lot less than 1 mile from Berlin. Recent soil test done & survey priced at $79,900. Just needs plot plan. Reasonable offers accepted!

Dawn (203) 235-3300



WALLINGFORD. WHITTLESEY AVE - 2 BR, 5 rooms, 1st floor $950 plus utils, inc Fridge, stove, washer dryer hookups, off St parking, no smoking/ pets, good credit, security. Jerry 508-309-9012 WLFD - 1BR, 4 rms, large, 3rd flr, updated EIK w/dishwasher & microwave. Gas heat, H20 & stove/oven. W/D hookup in apt. 1 off st. pkg. $750/mo. 146 So. Whittlesey. (203) 949-8656

WALLINGFORD Awesome unit! Natural light shines through the atrium window. Open flr plan, MBR has whlpl tub, WI closet, OS 2 car garage, ML laundry. $220,900. Call Pat Burke 203-265-5618

OPEN HOUSE Saturday & Sunday, 6/26 & 6/27, 7/10 & 7/11. 12-3pm. 1516 East Main St, Unit 4, Meriden, CT 203-686-1563 FSBO Small complex, well maintained. Large 2BR townhouse, 1.5b. Sunken LR w/ F/P. Kitchen fully updated, SS appl; new bamboo hrdwd floors, tile. Deck views private garden. New C/A and furnace. Freshly painted. Nothing to do but move in!!

MERIDEN Cape set on rear lot. Move right in . 1875 sq. ft. Beautifully landscaped, 2 full baths, 2 car gar, inground pool. $325,000 Al Criscuolo 203-235-3300

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



Millions of people look to Marketplace everyday. It’s used news.

National company experiencing rapid growth needs LICENSED auto glass installers. 30+ jobs/wk & truck provided, average income $54k/yr. Must have clean MVR. Customer skills & ability to work in fast paced environment. Call 1.877.321.3731 or send resume to

We need an outgoing, self motivated P/T sales rep to call on local companies to help them build their business through advertising with our many media options. This is an entry level position, 30 hour work week.

Must have a telemarketer’s mentality with great customer service and the confidence/expertise to close a sale. Newspaper experience helpful, but not required. We provide an hourly wage w/commission potential, paid vacation & sick days. Please email resume to: hcianciullo@ or mail to Record-Journal Heather Cianciullo Business Development Sales Manager 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 No phone calls please

Electric Distribution Engineer The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a highly technical individual to work in the design and development of overhead and underground power distribution lines. The utility serves 23,000 customers in a 50+ square mile distribution area with a peak demand of 130 MW. The position requires a B.S. degree in electrical engineering plus 2 years of responsible experience in electric utility engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on a year-for year basis. Salary: $65,774-$84,153 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. Fax# (203)294-2084. The closing date will be July 30, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE

Buying, selling Marketplace is the answer.


Thursday, July 1, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED Wallingford, CT No Experience Necessary Training Provided Competitive Wages Part Time - Flex. Hrs Guaranteed 20 Hrs Per Week Local Driving No Nights or Weekends



Looking for RN or LPN to work at the Wallingford Senior Center four (4) weekdays each week, 9 am-12:30 pm, to provide medical assessments/services to community's geriatric population.

Call 866-496-2726

Pay Rate: $27/hr RN; $24/hr LPN

Visit our website for more information and an online application:


AUTOMOTIVE - EXPERIENCED Light/Medium-duty mechanic, full time, Monday through Friday. Class B license. Fax resume to: 203-272-7838

BARBER - Licensed Barber, w/ exp for Cheshire Barbershop, FT/PT, Contact Matthew 203272-3315 CHILD CARE INFANT/TODDLER TEACHER For full time accredited program. ECE Degree req. + exp. preferred. Excellent benefit package. Fax resume to: 203741-0896. EOE. HARVEY Building Products is the leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality building products in the Northeast. Founded in 1961, Harvey is a privately held, growth-oriented corporation headquartered in Waltham, MA. Harvey manufactures superior quality windows, doors and patio rooms. We are looking to add to our team and we currently have the following opening available in our Berlin, CT location:

Class B Driver/Warehouse Worker ●Deliver finished goods to destination safely ●Warehouse duties as appropriate ●Ensure customer satisfaction ●Must meet all DOT requirements ●Knowledge of Hazmat regulations ●Heavy lifting required ●Local deliveries/no overnights Applicants should apply in person Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm at 272 Woodlawn Rd., Berlin, CT. Harvey Building Products offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/ dental/vision insurance, STD/LTD, life insurance, profit sharing, 401(k), paid vacation and holidays, EAP and more! Visit our website at: to learn more about us!


CARPET CLEANERS 18 Needed. No exp needed. $400-$1500/week. Call Mon. or Tues. 203-759-0577 DATA PROCESSING - Full Time position for Insurance Agency with benefits. Please fax resume: 203-630-1504. DELI MARKET HELP NEEDED, Making Sandwiches, Cleaning or Slicing. Neat appearance a must. Apply 1320 East Main Street, Meriden between Hrs of 8am-10am or 2pm-5pm DRIVERS: Co & O/OP’s Family medical-benefits with a reasonable payroll deduction. Average earnings $1023/week. Home most weekends. CDL-A 1 Yr. OTR req. 877-538-7712 x18 Apply @

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap steel. NSCT is looking for Entry Level Production Positions. ● Safety & quality oriented. ● Proven team player. ● Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs repetitively. ● Must be able to stoop, bend, climb and perform physical duties. ● Must be able to conform and adapt to harsh environments Working overtime, weekends, shift work, and some holidays are required. Nucor offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer. Qualified Individuals should go to with code: NSCT03 to submit a Questionnaire.

Requirements: Valid CT RN or LPN license; minimum 1 year recent nursing experience, preferably w/geriatric patients. Must be current in assessment skills and medication management. Must have background in health education. Please forward resume to: Mary Ann Johnson Clinical Recruiter FAX (860) 493-5978; or email Visit our website: EOE, M/F/D/V Member Hartford HealthCare


Home Health Aides Meriden/Wallingford Area. Exc. hourly rate. Must have car. Call Tracy 203-281-5500 VNS Inc of So CT

NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

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HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED ROOFER Wanted Must have own transportation. Call 203-639-0231.



APRN/ Director of Nursing position Elim Park is a growing dynamic retirement community committed to meeting the needs of the future through excellence in care as well as a commitment to technological advances that will enhance our service in our mission based organization. Seeking a creative dynamic leader to join our highly qualified staff and provide direction for all our Nursing services. Our health Care community is comprised of 60 LTC, 30 sub-acute Rehab, 42 RCH as well as 218 independent living apartments. Must have current APRN license in CT, CPR, IV certification, 3 years experience in administration/management, 5 years RN experience in gerontology preferred, or advanced clinical knowledge and experience in providing direct care to geriatric population. Please apply weekdays 8a -7p, weekends, 10a-2p, at Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT, fax resume to HR at 203-271-7794 or email to No Phone Calls. A/A, EOE, D/V, M/F.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut P/T Seasonal Maintainer Girl Scouts of Connecticut Perform general exterior/ interior maintenance and inspections. Landscaping experience,plumbing/ electrical license preferred. Required to work at various camps statewide. Valid driver’s license, ability to drive a truck, operates plow/ tractor and landscaping equipment required. Position available through October 2010. To apply: go to www. or call the Facilities Department 1-800-922-2770 to obtain an application. HOMEMAKER/

Companion Needed for elderly. Immediate opening. Part time days. Must have own vehicle. Guardian Angels Homecare (203) 439-7731 ext 116

HELP WANTED FT FLOOR PORTER/HK- Apply in person, Mon-Fri, 8-4. Coccomo Memorial, 33 Cone Ave., Meriden. EOE. GROWING Co. is seeking individual for mechanical work. Duties incld repair of carpet cleaning machine, dehu’s, sm eng & basic mntn. Must have own trans & refs. 203-269-8412



savers MERIDEN FT and PT Positions ✒ Merchandise Pricers ✒ Merchandise

Stockers ✒ Sales Floor Positions ✒ Merchandise

Receivers ✒ Assistant Operations

Supervisor Nursing

PHYSICAL THERAPIST FT POSITION available in our state of the art Continuing Care Retirement Community. Join our expanding Rehabilitation team with a focus in outpatient and aquatic therapy. Come join our mission of service to the elderly! Please apply in person, Mon - Fri, 8am-7pm or Weekends 10 - 2. No Phone Calls! Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410 or fax resume to 203-271-7794 or email to EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V.

✒ Assistant Production

Supervisor Comeptitive Wages, Quarterly Bonus, Benefits. Profit Sharing!

Apply in Person July 6 & 7th from 9am-5pm The Job Fair will be held at:

Savers 495 Chamberlain Highway, Meriden EOE

Great opportunity for Data Entry position in Personal Lines Insurance. Must have some Insurance experience. Excellent Benefits. Please send your resume to: No Calls, No Walk-ins H.D. Segur, Inc. Cheshire, CT 06410 KENNEL HELP Full and Part time positions available. Experienced ONLY. Please call Gary (203) 269-3554 SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Earn up to $1k per week! BJ’s Wholesale Club is looking for Sales Representatives to sell memberships for our soon-toopen club in Southington, CT. B J ’ s o f f e r s a t t r a c ti v e b as e c o mp e n s at i o n , a n e x ce l l e n t c o m m i s s i on s ca l e , q u a l i fi e d le a d s , t r a in in g a n d mi le a g e reimbursement. For immediate consideration, please call Debbie Boganski at 203-814-7444; fax your resume to 203-6321032 or email: A n y p r o s p e c t i v e ca n d i d at e s should feel free to stop by the office from 9 am to 5 pm for an interview. The office is located at: 72 Queen St, Southington, CT. At BJ’s, we value diversity in our organization, and we are an equal employment opportunity employer.

HELP WANTED MACHINE OPERATOR PT As needed Broaching machines, Meriden. Call Jim at (203) 238-4555 NOW HIRING LINE COOKS Sliders Grill & Bar. Apply at or call 860-747-5199 PT CLERICAL/BOOKKEEPING Support person for non profit business lender in Meriden. 1020 hrs per wk. Covers front desk, maintains databases and asssists with Accounts Receivable and Payable. Must have office and bookkeeping exp. Exc computer skills and have a professional appearance. EOE. Send resume and salary requirements to Donna Wertenbach 965 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450 or to

Wallingford Public Schools

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL Start Date: October 12, 2010. Intermediate administrator’s certification and experience as a teacher and administrator at the elementary school level required. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. For application packet, please contact: Jan Guarino-Rhone Director of Human Resources (203) 949-6510 jguarino-rhone@ Deadline: July 7, 2010


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 1, 2010

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