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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Resident concerned about debris in Hamlin Pond By Lauren Sievert Special to The Citizen

A local condominium resident is concerned about a large amount of debris, including broken bottles, hypodermic needles and dead animals, that have washed up on the shores of Hamlin Pond. Seth Reece, a member of the board of directors for Hamlin Water’s Edge Condominium, noticed the debris a couple days ago and notified Town Manager Robert E. Lee and the Health Department. Reece said he thinks after the snow, rain and winds, the debris is all coming to the surface. The water in the pond, which is connected to the Quinnipiac River, rises and falls, leaving behind much of the “junk,” Reece said. Reece said the items keep shifting,

making it hard to determine how much is really there. Reece said some condo residents have complained. He and another board member have considered going into the pond to clean it up themselves. Lee said he was notified about the problem a few days ago and contacted Shane Lockwood at the Health Department. Lockwood went to the site within half an hour of receiving the complaint but didn’t see the level of debris Reece reported, Lee said. Lee said town officials would keep their eyes open but are also trying to determine who owns the pond. The cleanup will be a matter of determining the level of debris found and any possible health See Pond / Page 3

Seth Reece looks over the debris at the edge of Hamlin Pond in Plainville April 3. | (Lauren Sievert / Special to The Citizen)

‘Excellent’ budget heads to referendum By Charles Kreutzkamp Special to The Citizen

The Plainville Town Council meeting April 7. | (Charles Kreutzkamp / The Citizen)

Th e P l a i nv i l l e Tow n Council voted during its April 7 meeting to bring the budget prepared after many budget workshops to the public for a referendum April 25. This budget represents an increase of 1.43 percent, which is an increase of .16 mills. The federal inflation rate for the last year was reported at 1.5 percent, meaning that the budget would result in a minimal decrease in terms of market value. The Board of Education budget, which represents more than half of the town budget, increased only 0.67

percent. Town Council Vice Chair Scott Saunders said he thought the increase was very low. Business has been coming to town, which has increased revenue, Saunders said. He argued that part of the reason for that was the town’s low tax increases. Saunders said the Board of Education approached the Council with the lowest request it has received in 25 years. This budget adds services, eliminates no services, and for a very minimal increase, Saunders said. See Budget / Page 3

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Fashion in Fiction presentation coming to library By Charles Kreutzkamp Special to The Citizen

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(April 13-19) is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians and the perfect time to discover this year’s theme, “Lives Change @ your library.” The Plainville P ublic Library is celebrating by waiving overdue fines on its books for any patrons who make a contribution to the Plainville Food Pantry at the library.



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Wee Jamboree The Plainville P ublic Library has scheduled Wee Jamboree, a sing-a-long musical program of children’s songs, for Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m. Drop in, for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Siblings are welcome. For more information, call (860) 793-1450. Library Week National Library Week

Kandi Carle, pictured, will make a presentation about the clothing of Regency England at the Plainville Public Library. | (Courtesy of Kandi Carle) of interest in Jane Austen’s works, especially in light of recent movie and television adaptations, “and the presenter is very knowledgeable about the period,” Chase added. Carle has a background in theater and dance as well as historical fashion. In addition to discussing Regencyera clothing in general, the presentation will feature excerpts from Austen’s personal letters and will explain the

significant role clothing plays in her novels. When you have the chance to personally see items of Regency era clothing, like bonnets and corsets, it brings the novels to life and prompts questions, Chase said. Carle will share information about etiquette, bust myths, and share interesting anecdotes in a program filled with audience interaction.

Breakfast fundraiser A pancake breakfast to benefit PARC will be held Sunday, April 13, 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. All proceeds will be donated to PARC, Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call PARC at (860) 747-0316; (860) 747-0316.

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The Plainville Historical Society is teaming up with the Plainville Public Library to sponsor a “Fashion in Fiction” show where Kandi Carle will make a presentation about the clothing of Regency England (not to be confused with the Victorian period nearly 100 years later) to highlight the use of clothing in Jane Austen’s novels, including Pride and Prejudice. While dressed in Regency clothing, Carle will present on the clothing of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, providing both literary and historical information for the audience to enjoy. “We had Kandi Carle here at the historical society doing different programs and everyone has enjoyed her. This Fashion in Fiction is one of her new creations and we’re all looking forward to seeing it,” Nancy Eberhardt, historical society president, said. The Fashion in Fiction presentation is coming to the library Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m. “The presentation fits into both of our areas of interest … it’s a great program for us to cosponsor. I don’t think it would have been as affordable individually and I think people are going to like it at lot,” Library Director Peter Chase said. There is a great amount

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three presentations honoring citizens of Plainville for a variety of accomplishments. From Page 1 First, Saunders read a procCouncilor Patrick Kilby lamation recognizing the said he thinks it is an excel- Plainville girls travel team, which won the Northwest lent budget. Chairwoman Katherine Girls Basketball League Pugliese said that the budget “Hawk Division” championwould accomplish a lot of ship for the first time. Councilor Christopher good for the town. “I would encourage voters to come Wazorko congratulated the out and support this,” said girls on their accomplishment and said he hoped that Pugliese. “Tell your friends and the lessons of teamwork and neighbors to vote,” she said. perseverance will remain The council also heard with them.

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hazard. This is the first time Lee has heard a complaint of this type about Hamlin Pond. Ginny Chirsky, a director for the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association, said she hasn’t heard anything about the property’s condition. Chirsky said a lot of towns aren’t aware that they are in the watershed. After hearing about the condition, Chirsky will look into it to see what can be done. Chirsky said a lot of the time, there are ownership concerns, especially if a portion of the water might be privately owned and there might be trespassing concerns. The QRWA has river cleanup days in several towns each spring. Chirsky said she will see if a cleanup at Hamlin Pond might be coordinated with a group of volunteers. Reece said so far he has found three or four hypodermic needles, countless small nip bottles, both broken and whole, and soda bottles. He saw a tire in the water at one point. Reece said there are children in the condo community, including his infant daughter, and many people walk their pets by the water’s edge. “It is ... was ... a nice place,” Reece said about the pond.


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Amateur art group to hold showing By Erin K. Butler Special to The Citizen

Once a week, several local artists meet at the Senior Center to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. Among the topics of conversation has been the desire to show their art in a formal setting, but the restrictions and high entry fees associated with such an event turned them off. So they took matters into their own hands. “We formed our own group called the Plainville Amateur Art Group and decided to hold an art exhibit with a low entry fee to make it accessible to everyone,” group organizer and facilitator Peg Nappier said. The group put a call out to local artists of all ages, ability and styles, opening up the exhibit to any works, including photography, and paintings and drawings in mediums such as pencil, ink, oils, watercolors and acrylics.


“We were surprised, but excited, that so many people liked the informal idea, it was very encouraging,” Nappier said. The group charged a modest $5 entry fee and will donate the money to the Senior Center. “We aren’t doing this to make money,” Nappier said. “There are so many people who didn’t think their art was good enough to show, but here it is, and now they feel good about themselves.” Both women say this first exhibit has been a learning experience and they are looking forward to doing it again next year. The public is invited to a reception Saturday, April 12, Works by local artists will be on display at the Plainville 1 to 4 p.m., to view the art Public Library through April 25. | (Photo by Erin K. Butler) and meet the artists. The exhibit will be on display at the “Once we started plan- good response from artists, Plainville Public Library, 56 ning, I was nervous no one Nappier and Webster pulled East Main St., until April 25. For more information would come and that we out extra pieces of their own would have all this empty to display. But in the end, about the Plainville Amateur space,” Carol Webster, artist that was unnecessary. They Art Group, contact Peg had nearly 30 local artists Nappier at (860) 747-1399. and co-organizer, said. In case they did not get a submit pieces.



Adult education Informational session The Plainville Adult and Continuing Education Department at Plainville High School will host a free informational session Wednesday, April 23, 6 to 7 p.m. Meet with program representatives and discover which high school completion program would work best. Pre-registration is required. Call (860) 793-3209. Enrollment open Plainville Adult and Continuing Education offers the following free programs: Adult Basic Education, Citizenship Preparation, English as a Second Language, and High School Completion. In addition, moderately-priced enrichment course offerings are held evenings. Pre-registration is required for all classes. For more information, call (860) 793-3209.

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Summer is still a couple months away but the entertainment for the annual Norton Park free summer concert series is already booked. “We are ready and excited for another year of summer concerts,” Plainville Recreation Director Colin Regan said. The group, Friends of Norton Park, organizes this annual event, held Tuesday evenings throughout June and July. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. “Many of our core performers are back, and this year we have rotated some new bands in as well,” Regan

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Friday, April 18

Boys tennis - PHS vs. Conard at Conard, 3:45 p.m. Girls tennis - PHS vs. New Britain at PHS, 3:45 p.m.

Blood drive - The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Friday, April 18, 1 to 6 p.m., at the Plainville Methodist, 56 Redstone Hill. For more information, call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Tuesday, April 15 Boys golf - PHS vs. Berlin at Tunxis Plantation, 3 p.m. Track and field - PHS vs. Maloney at Maloney, 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 17 Softball - PHS vs. Maloney at Dunn Sports Complex, 3 p.m. Boys golf - PHS vs. Middletown at Tunxis Plantation, 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 19 Baseball - PHS vs. Fermi at Fermi High School, 2 p.m.

Boys tennis - PHS vs. New Britain at NBHS, 3:45 p.m. Girls tennis - PHS vs. Conard at PHS, 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22 Boys tennis - PHS vs. Rocky Hill at Rocky Hill, 3:45 p.m. Boys golf - PHS vs. Platt at Hunters, 3 p.m. Track and field - PHS vs. Platt at Platt, 3:45 p.m.

Monday, April 21

Wednesday, April 23

Baseball - PHS vs. Middletown at Middletown, 3:45 p.m. Softball - PHS vs. Middletown at Alumni Field, 3:45 p.m.

Baseball - PHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Bristol Eastern, 3:45 p.m. Softball - PHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Alumni Field, 3:45 p.m.


Girls tennis - PHS vs. Rocky Hill at Rocky Hill, 3:45 p.m. Girls golf - PHS vs. Wethersfield at Tunxis Plantation, 3 p.m.

Girls tennis - PHS vs. Manchester at MHS, 3:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 26

Boys tennis - PHS vs. Windsor at PHS, 3:45 p.m. Boys golf - PHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Tunxis Plantation, 3 p.m.

Pasta supper - The Plainville Fire Company has scheduled a pasta supper for Saturday, April 21, 4 to 8 p.m., at Plainville fire headquarters, 77 West Main St. A fee is charged. Credit cards are accepted.

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Monday, April 28

Baseball - PHS vs. East Hartford at McKenna Field, 3:45 p.m. Softball - PHS vs. Manchester at Alumni Field, 3:45 p.m.

Baseball - PHS vs. Conard at Alumni Field, 3:45 p.m. Softball - PHS vs. New Britain at Martha Hart Park, 3:45 p.m. Boys tennis - PHS vs. Southington at Southington, 3:45 p.m. Girls golf - PHS vs. East Catholic at Minnechaug Golf Course, Glastonbury, 3 p.m.

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Obituaries Robert L. Giroux

Church Briefs Methodist Church has scheduled to following events: Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. Holy Thursday worship with Holy Communion. Friday, April 18, 8 p.m. Good Friday. A Time of Prayer and Meditation. Sunday, April 20, 9 a.m. annual Easter egg hunt. United Methodist Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m. The Plainville United Easter worship.

Saturday, May 3, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Annual ham dinner and bake sale. Saturday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. United Methodist Women Day Retreat. Wednesday, May 7, 21, 18, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Adult Bible study. For more information, call the church office, (860) 747-2328.

Monday confessions Throughout the season of Lent, every Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be open every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. for priests to hear Confessions in the

Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent began March 5 and ends Thursday, April 17. This is the second year that the Archdiocese, comprised of 213 churches in Hartford,

Litchfield and New Haven Counties, will sponsor the Lenten Confessional campaign, as a way for Roman Catholics to prepare for Easter.

Volunteers needed to keep park pristine By Erin K. Butler Special to The Citizen

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Also, youth completing community service hours for church and school have gotten their hands dirty at the park. Volunteers are welcome to help out for the season or when their schedule allows. “We are all there for the same reason; for people to enjoy the nature park. We work together for the same purpose,” Marsan said. Volunteers are required to sign a waiver for participation. No special equipment is needed, but volunteers are encouraged to bring boots, gloves and safety goggles if possible. Interested volunteers should contact the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.


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The Tomasso Nature Park, now open for the season, is known for its serene setting and natural wildlife. But Mother Nature is not the only one who has a hand in creating its beauty. A group of volunteers from the Friends of Tomasso Nature Park, gather weekly, on the weekend, to help maintain the facility, and they are looking for more helping hands. “Help is always welcome. We never turn anyone away,” volunteer Paul Marsan said. “The more the merrier.” The park is located off Route 177 and boasts 11 acres of park including four acres of wetlands and nearly 600 painted turtles, fish and other animals and plants. The Tomasso Brothers gave the land to the town nearly 25 years ago. It was established as a wetland mitigation area for the vegetation, animals and soils that were lost in the reconstruction of the Robertson Airport runway. The park is open from dawn to dusk through Nov.

15, weather permitting. “For a town of our size, it’s a nice place and we are very fortunate to have it,” Plainville Recreation Director Colin Regan said. The volunteer group meets Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, throughout the summer. Tasks include weeding, brush cutting and removing evasive plants. It’s a labor-intensive job, but Marsan indicated the strain is worth it. “We don’t want to see it overgrown, because it can turn into a marsh and we want to see this park keep going,” he said. Marsan pointed out that other local organizations have pitched in to help maintain the park area, including

ly missed, leaving many happy memories. In addition to his wife, he leaves his daughters, Linda Carpenter, of Vernon, and Jane Baylock and her husband, George, of Bristol; his grandchildren, Cindy Pasiakos and her husband, George, Cheryl Fox and her husband, Craig, Brian Carpenter, and Stephanie and Russell Baylock; and his great-grandchildren, Anna and Alexander Pasiakos, Emmy Patnoe, and Riley Fox. He also leaves his sister, Lorraine Adams; and brother, Richard Giroux and his wife, Carmen, all of Maine; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lucille Bailey. A memorial service in celebration of Bob’s life was held on Wednesday, April 9, at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. Committal services with military honors was followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. Those who wish may remember Bob with donations to the charity of their choice. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.


Tag sale Our Lady of Mercy church in Plainville has scheduled a tag sale Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Parish Hall, 19 South Canal St. There is a minimal admission charge, Friday only.

PLAINVILLE — Robert L. Giroux, 83, of Plainville, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. He was the husband of Virginia (Landry) Giroux. Born in Fairfield, Maine on Feb. 27, 1931, Bob was one of four children to the late Lewis and Louise (Paradis) Giroux. Raised in Maine, he attended local schools, enlisting in the U.S. Army at the age of 21, and proudly served his country for two years during the Korean War. He married Virginia in 1954, with whom he raised two loving daughters, and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this year. They settled in Plainville after relocating to Connecticut when Bob began his position with Pratt & Whitney, where he worked for over 30 years, retiring in 1993. Always the passionate outdoorsman, Bob had a love for hunting, going camping and traveling with his family. He will be great-

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Letters to the editor Unresolved issues To the editor: After attending a number of citizens forums, held before the Town Council begins its official meeting, there seems to be several issues that are never resolved. Issue No. 1: Should the Citizens Forum be televised. Issue No. 2: Should Plainville revise its farming regulations to allow a small flock of chickens on a lot smaller than two acres. Issue No. 3: Snow removal. Mother Nature has solved that problem until next winter, at least. The conditions of our streets. Again, a problem of a severe winter that should be addressed in due time. Blight. Both commercial and residential. This requires attention from the powers that be. Back to issue 1. I believe that it should be televised. Citizens come out and speak. For those that do not want to be televised or who are unable to attend meetings, they may write a letter to be read for the record.

Back to issue 2. Surrounding towns allow family chickens on much smaller lots than two acres. One solution may be to license them as we do dogs. Their care and well being can be monitored, and it will provide a small revenue to the town. Recently, the mayor of Bridgeport proposed allowing up to six hens, even in apartments, with the permission of the landlord and other tenants. West Hartford is also looking into this option. Other cities already allow hens. What is Plainville waiting for? I remember not too long ago that budget questions were yes or no with no regard to what the negative vote meant to the voter. That has been remedied by the question: too high or too low? Perhaps the Town Council, Town Manager and others should consider putting these and future questions on a ballot. Let the voters decide. Now that is true democracy. Carmine Lalama Plainville

Conservation Commission The Town of Plainville is looking for registered voters to serve on the Conservation Commission. Completed applications must be returned to the Town Manager’s Office. For more information and an application, call the Town Manager’s Office at (860) 793-0221, ext. 205. P.O. Box 57 Plainville, CT 06062

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As part of the sixth grade study of the Iditarod and sled dogs, Middle School of Plainville students and staff recently enjoyed a visit from Plainville resident Joan Kaczmarczyk of the Moondance Huskies Sled Dog Team, and her sled dog, Lilly. Kaczmarczyk, a recreational musher, has been involved with racing since 1992. She adopts rescue dogs from the Fairbanks, Alaska Animal Shelter through the Second Chance League, an organization that works specifically to re-home retired and injured sled dogs from the shelter. Kaczmarczyk made a series of presentations to the sixth graders, and together with Lilly, a sled, and racing equipment, demonstrated the mechanics of sled dog racing. Students were able to visit with Lilly and explore the equipment. The MSP community raised $400 to support the Second Chance League. | (Submitted)

Police: Don’t let kids play with cell phones By Lauren Sievert

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smartphones on the market, more older models are being phased out, and rather than throwing out the devices, parents give them to children. Me r i d e n S g t . D a r r i n McKay, police spokesman, said he isn’t sure if there is a large number of those kinds of calls coming into Meriden dispatch center, but said parent’s shouldn’t give their children an old phone if they don’t understand that 911 is an emergency line. “It ties up valuable resources,” McKay said. “The time spent trying to find out if it’s an actual emergency wastes time.” McKay said because deactivated cellphones are untraceable through emergency dispatch, police have to “ping” See Police / Page 15

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Woman gets one year in prison for DUI accident By Lauren Sievert Special to The Citizen

SOUTHINGTON — A local woman was sentenced to one year in prison for a DUI accident last year that injured one man. Marilyn Tucker, 56, of 1052 Meriden Ave., pleaded guilty in Bristol Superior Court to one count of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle. She was sentenced to five years, suspended after one year, and three years’ probation. Tucker was originally charged with driving under the influence, second-degree assault and evading responsibility for the Sept. 15, 2013 incident. According to police reports, Tucker was driving

it to find its location and then send officers to the residence. McKay said with more people having cellphones, there is a larger number of inactive cellphones available. McKay said many stores offer cash for old phones. He encouraged parents to turn in their phones and use the money to buy the child a hand-held video game. “A six or 10 year old might not have the capacity to know the ramifications of calling 911,” McKay said. “Whether it’s curiosity or accident, it could put people’s lives at risk tying up those resources.” Paul Vivian, interim executive director of Meriden’s Children First, said the topic of parents giving children cellphones has been discussed more and more, and it opens up opportunities for parents to talk to their children. Vivian said the cellphone can be thought of as a tool, and parents need to tell their children how to use it



on South Washington Road in Plainville about 4 p.m. on Sept. 15 when her car went off the road, striking a pole and a man riding a bicycle. The man was thrown onto Tucker’s windshield and suffered broken ribs and a head injury, police reports said. Tucker had a blood alcohol level of .354 at the time of the incident, more than four times the legal limit of .08, police reports said. According to court documents, Tucker was employed as a group home supervisor at the time. The group home is about two and a half miles from the scene of the crash. Tucker said at previous court appearances that she lost her job due to the court case.

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properly. Parents need to tell their children that the calling feature can be used in an emergency, but not to misuse it and discuss what can go wrong if the child does misuse it, Vivian said. Vivian said their is no “magic age” to give a child a cell phone. Some children are mature at a young age, and others are not, Vivian said. The parents have to use judgment. If a child calls 911 repeatedly, Vivian said the parents should take the phone away. If a child is found making repeated calls and the parents are notified about the problem and don’t resolve it, McKay said the parent could be charged with misuse of an emergency communication, a class B misdemeanor. Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire police departments all said they get the occasional misdial, but did not have information about specifically if children with cellphones were making the calls.

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The Plainville School Readiness Council has awarded scholarships to Antoinetta Cirillo, Kimberly-Jo McLaurin, Mandy Meyer and Jennifer Roberge. The council is comprised of representatives from area education providers, municipalities, childcare providers, community organizations, businesses and parents. The group supports and fosters quality pre-kindergarten programs and delivers services that assist in the transition to kindergarten. Pictured: Plainville Community Schools’ Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Dr. Linda Van Wagenen; Antonietta Cirillo; Mandy Meyer; Kimberly-Jo McLaurin; and School Readiness Council Chair, Dr. Maureen Brummett. | (Submitted)

Proposed construction The Town of Plainville is proposing to reconstruct the pavement on Cooke Street from New Britain Avenue, Route 372, to the Farmington Town Line. The project is in the semi-final design stage. The semi-final design construction plans will be presented to the Plainville Town Council for consideration. Construction funds for the project will be provided by the Connecticut Department of Transportation under the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program. It is the town’s and state’s policy to keep the public informed and involved when such projects are undertaken. It is important that the community shares its concerns and comments to assist in the project’s development. The Town of Plainville is proposing to mill the existing pavement surface to a depth of five inches on Cooke Street from New Britain Avenue, Route 372, to the Farmington Town Line, approximately 5,500 linear feet, and install a new pave-

ment surface. Other proposed construction activities include the repair of a failed sewer trench, construction of pedestrian ramps and installation of new pavement markings. A preliminary assessment of the construction costs indicate the project costs will be approximately $1.2 million. It is anticipated that the State of Connecticut will provide 100 percent of the construction funding through the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program. The Town of Plainville anticipates the construction of this project will be initiated during the fall of 2014 or spring 2015. The duration of the project is expected to take 120 days. For more information, contact John R. Bossi at (860) 793-0221, ext. 220 Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, or email A public informational meeting will be held Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m., in Room 304 of the Municipal Center.

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The AARP driver safety class is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Senior Center. No written or onthe-road test required. A fee

is charged. For more information, or to register, call the Senior Center at (860) 747-5728.

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50-50 raffle door prizes. A fee is charged. Advance Meditation is scheduled tickets available at the for Tuesdays, April 22, 29 Senior Center, or at the and May 6 (no class April door. 15), 3 to 4 p.m., at the Senior Center. A fee is charged. The The “not-so” empty class provides simple, accessible techniques to foster the nest skill of conscious, sustained A conference for grandattention (presence) which parents who are raising their connects us to the equanim- grandchildren is scheduled ity and objectivity that allows for Tuesday, May 13, 9 a.m. to Open painting club for internal wisdom, happi- 2 p.m. at the Senior Center. The Open Painting Group ness and peace. Sign-up at For more information, call the Senior Center, (860) meets Wednesdays, 1 to 3 the Senior Center. 747-5728. p.m., at the Senior Center. The group is informal, and meets just for fun. No regis- Questions for a tration necessary. Dental clinic Friends group, made up of single, divorced and widowed seniors, meet for lunch at a local restaurant on the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 11:30 a.m., at Great Taste in New Britain. For more information and to register, call the Senior Center at (860) 747-5728.

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Mex i c a n Tra i n d o m ino game is scheduled for Thursdays, 10 a.m., at the Senior Center. Call the Senior Center, (860) 747-5728, to sign-up.

Canasta Canasta is scheduled for Fridays, 10 a.m., at the Senior Center. For more information and to sign-up, call (860) 747-5728.

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Senior Center Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Soucy will be available to answer questions on a “walk-in basis” Monday, April 28, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The program is open to Senior Center members who are residents of Plainville. For more information, call the Senior Center, (860) 747-5728.

Card party A card party is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Senior Center. Card games, refreshments,


The Senior Center, in cooperation with Community Health Center, Inc., has scheduled a dental clinic, by appointment, for Wednesday, May 14 at the Senior Center. A registered dental hygienist will provide a dental hygiene exam, dental cleaning, sealants when appropriate and x-rays when appropriate. The program is intended for adults who have not received dental care in the last year and have difficulty accessing dental care in the community. For more information and an appointment, call the Senior Center, (860) 747-5728. Posture and you A posture presentation is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 10 a.m., at the Senior Center. For more information, call the Senior Center, (860) 747-5728.

Family Fest Family Fest will be held May 31 (Rain date June 1), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Plainville High School. The fun, free event is for Plainville children of all ages and their families.



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Police Blotter March 25 Jennifer Pelletier, 48, 28 Saw Mill Road, Bristol, misuse of plates, poss. of drug paraphernalia, poss. of marijuana (less than 1/2 oz.) Rick Cavallo, 44, 66 Arcadia Ave., driving under the influence liquor or drug. March 26 Harold Kaupp, 44, 168 Mt. Pleasant St., Meriden, violation of probation, sixth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal trespass. Shaun Daley, 31, 31 Betsy Road, order of incarcerate, second-degree poss. of 1/2 oz. or less of marijuana, operating mv unregistered. March 27 Roseann Brandi, 68, 29 Mountain Lane, Farmington, sixth-degree larceny. Robert Price, 18, 957 Pine St., Bristol, second-degree threatening, second-degree breach

of peace, operating under suspension. March 28 Mariano Garcia-Herrera, 28, 10 Broad St., New Britain, illegal poss. of marijuana, operating mv with an operators license. March 31 Kyle Porter, 18, 38 Grove St., Bristol, third-degree criminal mischief. Calisha Crespo, 24, 197 Pine Hill Road, Thomaston, driving under the influence liquor or drug, poss. of marijuana (less than half ounce), poss. of drug paraphernalia. April 1 Donald Derosier, 63, 210 Washington St., driving under the influence liquor or drug, evading responsibility, restricted turn. Daniel Gray, 29, 108 Wilbur Dr., Newington, no insurance, cell phone. Edward Robinson, 39, 14

Hickory Lane, third-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct. Terrance Secore, 56, 388 Sun Valley Dr., Southington, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief. April 2 Marc Glover, 39, 380 Park Ave., Windsor, illegal poss. of Valium. Sean Warren, 23, 320 Rocky Hill Ave., New Britain, possession of drug paraphernalia, misuse of highway by pedestrian. April 3 Lucecita Soto, 36, 32 Connerton St., New Britain, illegal poss. of cocaine, illegal poss. of heroin, poss. of marijuana (less than half ounce), poss. of drug paraphernalia. Alexander Soto, 26, 32 Connerton St., New Britain, illegal poss. of cocaine, poss. of marijuana (less than half ounce), poss. of drug paraphernalia, failure to

display plate. Mary Honyak, 43, 27 Emily Dr., New Britain, cruelty to animals, illegal importation of live poultry, violation of quarantine order. Joseph Hanyak, 51, 27 Emily Dr., New Britain, cruelty to animals, illegal importation of live poultry, violation of quarantine order. April 4 Anthony Meranda, 40, 103 Beech St., Bristol, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct. Martin Kusy, 31, 24 Norton Pl., Bristol, first-degree failure to appear, second-degree failure to appear. Wilford Lacombe, 74, 192 Governor St., New Britain, sixth-degree larceny. April 5 Julian Sanchez-Vanegas, 19, 597 Burlington Ave., Bristol, possession of marijuana (less than 1/2 ounce, poss. of drug paraphernalia.

April 6 Nancy Collin, 52, 8 Riverview Dr., third-degree assault, disorderly conduct. April 7 Dora Blanchette, 58, 106 Rambler St., Bristol, interfering with an emergency call, disorderly conduct. John Bergeron, 41, 179 Redstone Hill Rd., criminal violation protective order. Rosa James, 37, 37 Patton Dr., third-degree larceny. William Kulas, 61, 9 Lincoln St., Unionville, driving under the influence liquor or drug, operating under suspension. John McGill, 36, 139 Southend Rd., Southington, sixth-degree larceny. Rachel Lappostato, 23, 28 Huntington St., Hartford, first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree breach of peace, sixth-larceny, refusal to submit to fingerprinting.

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Military news Private First Class Kristen (Granger) Dobrynski g raduated from Army basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. March 13. Dobrynski, a 2008 graduate of P l a i nv i l l e H i g h School, is the daughter of Beth Granger of Plainville and Keith Granger of Bristol. Dobrynski will be continuing her training at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA.



T h e Wo r k i n g L a n d s A l l i a n ce, a p ro j e c t of American Farmland Trust, is accepting entries for the first FFA/Agriscience/4-H Student Essay Contest. Students must write a 750word essay to answer the question, “If we, as a State, want to increase everyone’s consumption of Connecticutgrown food and farm products from current levels of less than 2 percent to 10 percent, what role could farmland protection play and what role could agriscience

schools and/or the University of Connecticut 4-H play in meeting that goal?” A total of $1,000 ($500 for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third place) will be awarded. Four student essays will also be selected for honorable mention. In addition to the cash prizes, the three prize-winning students, and those selected for honorable mention, will join Gov. Malloy and Commissioner of Agriculture, Steven Reviczky for dinner using Connecticut-grown

foods. The contest is open to all high school agriscience students, high school-level Future Farmers of America members and 4-H members in high school. Deadline for entries is April 25. Winners will be announced in mid-May. Entries should be sent in pdf format by email to Lisa Bassani, Working Lands Alliance Project Director, at: For more information, visit www.workinglandsalliance. org.

ious media forms. Finalists for each grade level will be honored at a special awards ceremony on June 5, at the State Capitol in Hartford. Students in grades K-8 answer grade-level specific prompts in the form of a poster (Grades K-2), narrative (Grade 3), news article (Grade 4), book review (Grade 5), essay (Grade 6), speech (Grade 7), or public service announce-

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PROSPECT — Ben Bradlee Jr.’s new book, “The Kid, The Immortal Life of Ted Williams,” checks in, appendices included, at an even 800 pages. It’s as long as the current winter, but far more enjoyable. Nor does a reader want to see it end (knowing, as it were, that Ted’s road leads to that cryonics lab in Arizona). Coinciding with the start of the Major League Baseball season, Bradlee Jr. will be in the neighborhood on April 28, appearing in Prospect to promote his Little, Brown & Co. project, which took over a decade to complete. Thorough? Oh, yeah. Worth the $35? For anyone who takes pride in a quality personal sports library, yes. Groundbreaking in any way, given the amount of “Ted lit” that’s preceded it, including Bradlee Jr. “Ted Williams: An American Hero,” by Bradlee’s former Boston Globe colleague Leigh Montville? Yes again, especially in regard to what happened to Williams’s body after his death (there’s new evidence Ted wanted to be cremated). Bradlee’s book isn’t so much about Ted Williams on the baseball field as it is Ted Williams off it: the boy growing up in San Diego and shunning his Mexican heritage, the war pilot, the husband and father he struggled to be, the benevolent force behind the Jimmy Fund. Bradlee’s book rests on far-ranging reporting, the two cornerstones being extensive interviews with Williams’ daughters, Claudia and Bobbi-Jo. Claudia, in particular, gave Bradlee access to a trove of Ted’s papers and belongings, which opened up new insights and sources. Bradlee, a reporter and editor at the Globe for 25 years and son of former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, can tell you more about it on April 28 at the Prospect Fire House on Center Street, right across from the library. “The hall there can easily hold 100 to 150 people, so I am hoping that we can fill the place,” explains Prospect library director John Wiehm, who arranged the event. “So everyone is invited to attend.” Prospect is one of those Connecticut towns hard along the Munson-Nixon Line. It’s much closer to New York (76 miles compared to 115 to Beantown), yet is firmly within the orbit of Waterbury, which produced one of Williams’ Red Sox teammates, Jimmy Piersall, and hosted the Splendid Splinter in 1961 (a visit made famous by Joan Joyce striking him out in an exhibition at Municipal Stadium). Wiehm notes that when he had author Tom

Clavin appear in Prospect last summer to talk about his book on the DiMaggio brothers, the crowd that packed the senior center was fairly mixed. “Being that one DiMaggio played with the Yankees and another with the Red Sox, we had a very active discussion that day concerning Yankees versus Red Sox,” Wiehm remarked. “People in this area still talk about the time Ted Williams visited Waterbury back in the 1960s, so we are hoping baseball fans come to hear about his colorful life.” Wiehm had become quite adept at booking the authors of sports books. Prior to arriving at Prospect Library last February, he worked at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck, and during the last four of the 11 years he was there he launched a sports author series. He brought in 14 different authors with books about the Red Sox, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris, Don Mattingly, the 1942 baseball season, the 1947 Yankees, UConn men’s basketball and Notre Dame football. The last guest drew one of the bigger crowds: Oil Can Boyd. Given the success of the series, Wiehm figured he’d transplant it to Prospect. Clavin, who had visited Naugatuck with his book on Maris, came to town last July with the DiMaggio book. By the fall, Wiehm was contemplating whom he’d bring in next when he read a glowing review on Bradlee Jr.’s book. He got in touch with the author through the Red Sox archives deSee Teddy / Page 25

Girls outdoor track Coach: Robin Mills (9th season). Assistant: Alli Caponigro. Last season: The girls finished tied for 20th at the Class M state meet with a total of seven points. Key losses: The Lady Blue Devils said goodbye to 12 seniors, including Kelsea Giantonio and Vicky Stawidlo (jumps), Erika Mikulak (thrower), Isabella Donofrio (mid-distance) and Jen Heslin (distance). This season: The squad will be led by three impressive senior captains. Shea Echols (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, long jump) was all-conference and a state qualifier last year, Delaney Russell (mid-distance, distance) qualified for states in the 800 meters, and Michelle Thibodeau (sprints) is poised for a breakout year on the short track. The Lady Blue Devils will also lean on senior throwers Megan Farmer and Morgan Lacombe. Senior Paige Pratt is another top sprinter. Outlook: Although the team scored just seven points at the 2013 state meet, most of those were tallied by the current senior class. Analysis: While there is a heavy influence of freshmen and sophomores on the team, there’s no denying the biggest influence will come from the senior class. Even though the record may show one trend this spring, as Plainville will be the smallest team in almost every meet, which puts the team at an obvious disadvantage, the Lady Blue Devils’ splits and improvements likely will unveil another. While a Class M title is out of the question, a vast improvement in the state meet standings is imminent. Boys outdoor track Coach: Shaun Berard. Last season: The boys finished 19th at the Class M state meet with a total of 12 points. Key losses: The team said goodbye to several seniors, including high jumper Malik Gordon, as well as the entire 4x400 meter team of Gordon, James Lux, Dominick D’Onofrio, Austin Cameron, and Ryan Acey. This season: A very young team with just five seniors will look to its junior class to help generate points. Omar Abdelsame, Julius Brown and Quentin Lux highlight the junior contingent. Seniors Tyler Acey and Alec Maisonet bring valuable postseason experience. Outlook: A small team with a small senior contingent could make for a difficult dual meet season for the Blue Devils, but the guys aren’t about to roll over. Analysis: It’s difficult for a small school to make noise at the state meet. It’s even more difficult to do so after losing so much senior talent from the year before, and only having a handful of seniors to count on. The Blue Devils realize this spring will be an uphill climb.

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‘Plant person’ gets seniors to dig horticulture By Charles Kreutzkamp Special to The Citizen

Five years ago, when Jeff Eleveld worked for Neilson Media Research and found himself increasingly unsatisfied with the level of travel his job required, he had no idea he would soon be visiting more than 900 seniors for horticulture therapy programs every month. “I knew I didn’t want to go back into interior landscaping,” said Eleveld, a Berlin resident. After being laid off, his severance package gave him time to consider what to do next. Eleveld’s wife of 31 years, Pat, works as the nursing director for Arbor Rose assisted living community, which is part of the Jerome Home campus in New Britain. When Pat Eleveld read a story about




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NOTICE PARTY-SELECTED DELEGATES TO CONVENTIONS A certified list of party-selected candidates for the Republican Party in the Town of Plainville for participation as DELEGATES to the conventions of said Party specified below is on file in my office at One Central Square, Plainville, Connecticut and copies are available for public distribution: State Convention 5th Congressional Convention 31st Senatorial Convention 22nd Representative Convention Regional District #19 Probate Court NOTICE PARTY-SELECTED DELEGATES TO CONVENTIONS A certified list of party-selected candidates for the Democratic Party in the Town of Plainville for participation as DELEGATES to the conventions of said Party specified below is on file in my office at One Central Square, Plainville Connecticut and copies are available for public distribution: State Convention 5th Congressional Convention 31st Senatorial Convention 22nd Representative Convention Regional District #19 Probate Court Carol A. Skultety, Plainville Town Clerk Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 10th day of April 2014

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Rooms For Rent MER Clean Safe Rms. Inclds. H, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. E side. off-st park. $125/wk.+ sec. 12-8pm 203-630-3823 Meriden-Large, clean safe furn 1st flr rm, utils incl. Share kit & bath. $125/wk. 203-238-3369. Leave message. NORTH Haven Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/Weekly. On Bus Line. Visa/MC/Discover 203-239-5333

ENGLISH Bulldog 10 wks old Female, brindle. Has microchip. From champion bloodline. $1,500. 203 440-2791 or 203 935-7080.

WALLINGFORD 1 BR apt. Newly renovated. No pets. No smoking. $750 plus sec. 203-269-5980

MERIDEN 2 Car Garage at 100 Paddock Ave. Avail Immed. $300 + Sec. Extra Large Bays. Has Electricity. 203269-4156 or 203-430-1623 WLFD Storage space for rent. 1200 sq ft, 14’ doors. Great price. Call 203272-4216.

SENIOR SALES ASSISTANT The Record-Journal Publishing Company is hiring a full-time senior sales assistant to support and manage the major account advertising sales process in our Meriden, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island locations. The senior sales assistant will provide sales and administrative support for the major account sales managers, work with advertisers and agencies to gather information and match customers with appropriate products and pricing, and collaborate with our circulation department and print partners to coordinate scheduling and zoning. The ideal candidate will be solutionminded, organized, efficient and able to meet deadlines. The position requires someone with a strong analytical mind who can understand and communicate detailed distribution profiles. In addition, the ability and desire to professionally interact with our advertisers, as well as their agencies, is critical. High school diploma required, college degree preferred. Marketing/advertising/social media training helpful. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

SPRING Riding Lesson Specials! Call 203-2381600 for details or visit www.rosehavenstables. com

Furniture & Appliances

GORGEOUS AKC German Shepherd Puppies - black/ tan, sable, great bloodline, parents on site, ready in May, $1,200. 203-269-0637

Garage and Storage Space Wallingford 1 BR, 1st Floor No. Main St Victorian. Completely remod, incl modern kit & bath. $950/mo + util, sec, lease. Avail 6/1. 860 349-1293


MALSHI Puppies, 1 male, light brown and white, 1 blue eye and 1 brown. 1 female, light brown, little white, brown eyes. Spunky and playful in nature. $500. 860-575-2122 PIT BULL Puppies, American & Blue Nose mix, mom & dad on premises. Males $200, Females $250. Call 203-317-9781 SIBERIAN Husky Puppies for sale. Born March 5. $1,000. 3 Males, 2 Females. 203-314-0004

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. Appliance Repairs Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

AMAZINGLY CLEAN Cleanest Seasoned Firewood in the State! $230 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 & picked up. South Meriden. Mike 203 631-2211

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499

Buying? Selling? Marketplace is the answer.

ALWAYS Buying old tools. Wanted old, used and antique hand tools, machinist, woodworking, engraving and work bench tools. If you have any tools you are no longer using, please call with confidence. Fair offers made in your home. Call Cory 860-322-4367

6 pce Broyhill living room set $650. Necchi Super Nova sewing machine $100. 3 pce bedroom set, $100. 1896 Glenwood wood stove, $250. 203-235-9632 FREE Horse Manure Call Mike 203-599-8915

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St Wallingford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:305 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

MOUNTAIN BIKE Specialized Rock Hopper with RockShox, Purple/Blue with Speedometer. $175. Call 860 645-7245. MUST Sell small & large appliances. Furniture, exercise equipment & more. Call 203-317-9781.

SCHWINN Stingray Stealth 20-Inch Chopper Bike, blue, Low-riding chopper bike outfitted with chrome, Stylized V-back drag handlebars, Low-ride, flat-back riveted saddle, Signature 4.25-inch Big Boa back tire $130.00 Call 203-631-3052 STOVE - 30” White, Electric. Works well. Moving, must sell. $30. 203-415-8161

YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Shepherds, Shih Tzus, Schnoodles, Mixed Breeds, German Shepherds, Rottweiler, Bengal kittens. Rescues Avail. $150+. 860 930-4001

SOFA & 3 Chairs for Sale Like New Please call 203-284-8877 DINING Room Set- Mahogany w/6 Chairs & 2 Extensions. Excellent Condition. 2 Sets of Dishes for 12 and Other Items. 203-678-4486

VINTAGE 1947 Singer Sewing Machine. Orig cabinet w/ storage stool. Works. $200. Spinet Piano (Howard by Baldwin), Very good cond. $1,075. 203-235-1061

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Electronics ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Musical Instruments, Amps, Ham Equipment, HiFi, Radios, CB, Guitars, Audio Equipment. 860 707-9350

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps

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DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431

DID YOU READ THIS? Odds are in your favor that others will too. That is how good advertising works. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us: (203) 238-1953 WANTED: Antiques, Costume Jewelry, Old Toys, Military Items. Anything Old. Open 6 days. 18 South Orchard St Wallingford CT 06492 or call 203-284-3786 WANTED FISHING TACKLE Old or new! One lure or entire basement! Highest prices paid! Call Dave 860 463-4359

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES Attics & Basement Cleaned Gary Wodatch Debris Removal of Any Kind. Homeowners, contractors. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203 235-7723 Cell 860 558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326 Cell 860-558-5430 Office 203-235-7723 Helping Hands Community Thrift Store offers full house clean-outs. Let the items you donate reduce the cost of the clean-out. Call Allen Klein for quote 203-214-3038 PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 860 840-8018

Carpentry AFFORDABLE Repairs & Replacement Decks, Porches, Stairs & Railing, Windows, Doors. I can fix it or replace it. Work done by owner. 40+ years experience. Licensed & Ins. #578107 203 238-1449 ANDRE’S Carpentry HIC 637223 Decks, Additions, Windows, Siding, Roofing. Total Interior Home Improvement. No Job Too Small. Fully Insured and Licensed. 860-575-6239

Electrical Services T.E.C. ELECTRICAL SERVICE LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122


Junk Removal

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325

Home Improvement AGOSTINO’S TILES, LLC Expert installation of all types of tiles. Over 25 years of experience. Best job/price. 203879-8648 Gus All Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchens, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors. No job too small, We do it all! Free Est. 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Ins. #539493 203-530-1375 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 YALESVILLE Construction LLC. Lic & Ins. #0631937. Additions, roofing, siding, decks, baths, kitchens, trim, floors, & remodeling. (203) 535-2962

House Cleaning BUSY MOM’S Cleaning Svc No job is too big/small. Free window svc w/wkly cleaning. Sr disc. 860-839-1707 POLISH/ENGLISH Speaking woman to clean house w/ care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860538-4885

Junk Removal

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

Landscaping A&A LAWN CARE Dumpster Rentals. Spring Cleanups. Mulch. Walls, Walks & Patios. Free Est. #584101 Jim 203 237-6638 ACCEPTING Commercial & Residential grounds maintenance/complete lawn care. 25 yrs. exp. Srs. discount. 203-634-0211 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Cert. Installer, Paver, Walkways, Patios, Stairs, Ret. Walls, Shrub Replacement, Landscape Design & Renovations, Mulch & Stone, Lawn Repair & Install, NO MOWING. Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Bus. 30 + yrs. WE’RE ON ANGIE’S LIST! Free Est. 203-2379577 HIC#0563661 Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

Gutters GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, Call Kevin (203) 440-3279 Fully ins. CT# 569127

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

JM Lawncare Spring clean up. Junk removal, lawn mowing, mulch and much more. Call for a free estimate. #0638681 860-796-8168

SPRING CLEAN UPS JT’s Landscaping, LLC Full lawn maintenance. Comm/Res. Lic/ins #616311. 203 213-6528 RJ LARESE Landscaping Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Spring Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782 SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing, Pricker, Brush Removal, Mulch. 15 Years Exp. Rick’s #1 Affordable. 203 530-4447 SPRING Cleanups, lawn mowing, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 SPRING CLEANUPS Starting Now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! 25% OFF We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 860 840-8018

Spring Clean-ups 20% OFF IF YOU Mention This Ad Spring Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves, Storm Damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES Sr. Citizen Discount LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 ASHMORE & Son Landscaping Spring Cleanups, Hedge Trimming, Wkly Mowing, Topsoil, Stone, Mulch, etc. Call Ryan 860-797-4046 HIC #638824

Lawn & Garden

TURNER LANDSCAPING LLC Spring Clean ups, lawn mowing, shrub bed design & installation. Servicing Southington area. Turnerlandscapingllc@ or call 860970-5162. HIC#0636373

ALEX MASONRY 30 yrs exp. Patios, Retaining Walls, Steps, Brick, Stone, Chimneys. #580443 203-232-0257 or 203-596-0652 O & E Masonry. Chimney repair, brick, stone, pavers, sidewalks, etc. Locally owned & operated. CT Reg #0611774. 203-802-0446 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 RH MASONRY - For all of your Masonry needs, new construction or repairs; stonewalls, walkways, pool decks, patios, fireplaces & more! Stone, bricks, stucco, veneer. Fully licensed & insured, free estimates. #0618018. 860-483-0139 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

Painting & Wallpapering

DAN THE PAINTER MAN Paint, Tile, Trim Excellent Work. Lowest Price. 203-376-8023 Lic & Insured #639204 MIRKEL PAINTING CO. Int. Popcorn removal, ceiling repair, crown molding. Ext. Powerwash, alum siding, deck refinish. 20 yrs exp. Eddie 203 824-0446 #569864

J&J Lawn Services- Res & Comm. Lawn cutting. Spring & fall cleanup. Weekly or bi-weekly svs. Neighborhood discounts given. Shrub clipping & flower bed maint. Owner operated. Fully ins. Call John 203-376-6764.

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

Plumbing CARL’S Plumbing & Heating Speak directly to the plumber, not a machine. We snake drains. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395

Siding CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST QUALITY Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit Cards Accepted. CT#632415 203 634-6550


Lawn & Garden A & A LAWN CARE Spring clean-ups, attics, bsmnts cleaned. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638


SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing: Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly You decide! Call (203) 630-2152

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

CLEAN IT OUT! Serving Meriden & Southington since 1992! 20% off w/this ad. Call 203-630-9848, 860-628-1013

Fencing Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Insd. Call John Uvino 203-237GATE. CT Reg #601060


MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work, affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203 909-1099

Power Washing A-1 Quality Powerwashing Hot water, low rates Call Dennis 203-630-0008 POWER WASHING IS SPRING CLEANING ON THE OUTSIDE FREE Estimates #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

Gonzalez ConstruCtion Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

Siding, Roofing, WindoWS, deckS, Remodeling gutteRS ct Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Roofing CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST QUALITY Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit Cards Accepted. CT#632415 203 634-6550 GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ************* 203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc. com Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319 PROFESSIONAL Roofing & All Types of Renovations. Same Day Estimates. Dependable. Ben (203) 317-1002 #622755

SIDING, ROOFING, Windows, Decks, Sunrooms, Additions. CT Reg. #516790 203-237-0350

Tree Services Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430


/classifieds Roofing, Siding, Windows & More. Free Est. Fully Insured Reg #604200 Member BBB Call 860-645-8899

LAVIGNE’S Tree Service In business 34 years Tree removal. Stump grinding.Crane Service. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

Tutoring Roofing, Siding, WindoWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 YALESVILLE Construction LLC. Lic & Ins. #0631937. Specializing in Residential roofing. Free estimate. Call (203) 535-2962

Looking for a Tutor? In Home Tutoring. K-12. Certified / Degreed Teachers. Affordable Rates. Call Teachers’ Addition 860-621-3849.

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