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There’s nothing quite like a flower, just ask Lisa Lozier. Secretary for and 14-year member of the Plainville Conservation Committee, Lozier has

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There was tension in the air when the town council met May 5 to discuss three new items on the agenda, as well as to secure the appointment of the a town auditor. The new items consisted of: a bid to have Tobacco & Sons Builders of Bristol work on street improvements to Northwest Drive; a vote to have a fixed one year mill rate; and an addendum on tax refunds. Discussions about the new budget did raise concerns and some members of the public voiced their disapproval over the low turnout of voters on April 29, at the firehouse, for the budget vote. Resident Marilyn Sherrit, of Plainville, said that the 4 percent turnout was “disgraceful.” She would have liked to have seen more signs around town and asked that “at election time, signage is everywhere.” Two out of the three motions passed, with Vice Chairman Scott Saunders’ motion to set the mill rate at 31.39 percent — below the 31.76 percent at the March 3 meeting — failing. “This is a chance for us to be adaptive in a positive way to tax payers,” said Saunders, a Republican. According to Town Manager Robert E. Lee, Plainville could make up the difference through line item shifting. “Rather than raising taxes, we should take it out of our savings, or we could make this up next


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year,” he said. Democrat council member Quinn Christopher said that the fixed mill rate worried her, and she didn’t support it. Street improvements to Northwest Drive — also known as the Safe Routes to School Project — was passed at a cost of $328,743.00 for Tobacco&Sons, with the engineer’s estimate actually $376,590.00. This would be for Plainville High School and Toffolon Elementary School. A ccording to the council, there are three alternates for the project, all at different prices. Alternate number one would have a new sidewalk along Toffolon’s exit driveway at a cost of $16,306, with alternate two replacing the fence along the walking path at a cost of $22,380. Alternate three would complete the bicycle travel way at $14,994.05. This would all be covered by a state grant. In addition to the three motions, the appointment of a new town auditor was suspended until the next meeting, because Saunders felt apprehensive about making a vote before looking at more

information. Lee supports hiring Blum Shapiro to be town auditor because the firms members “have worked well with us in the past and at a good price.” In addition to these items, residents also voiced concern over the lack of having these meetings televised by Nutmeg Television for more people to see. “Why can’t we establish a contract with Nutmeg to televise these meetings?” asked resident Lou Frangos. “Televising these meetings would provide a fair and enforced forum for residents.” Sherrit said “We would like to have the whole meeting filmed. If it costs money, it’s our tax dollars. It is the right of the people to have their voice heard — none of the reasons you give make any sense.” Democratic council member Christopher Wazorko had favored having these meetings taped while he was running for town council, but changed his mind, and stood by it when pressed. “I stand by the change I made, having this televised has nothing to do with free speech,” Wazorko said.

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Treasure hunters tidy up trails Ever wish you could be a treasure hunter with a secret code-name, tracking down hidden troves? More than two million people worldwide do exactly that by participating in geocaching, a hobby that makes use of a GPS device. Cachers follow coordinates to a cache, where they can sign a logbook using their geocaching name. Lee McFadden, who helped collect garbage, said that she enjoys geocaching “because I’ve learned some really interesting things about local history and seen some amazing sights I never would have if not for caching.” One of these sights was the old Nike Missile Base on Pinnacle Rock in Plainville on the

New England trail. The Nike Missile Base, a relic from the cold war that entered service in 1956, is named for the same Roman goddess of victory as the shoe company. McFadden recently participated in a geocaching event organized by Randy Wills, also known by his geocaching username “Mr. Echo,” to celebrate Earth Day, April 27. Those who attended found some caches and hauled away over two dozen garbage bags full of trash cleaned up from the trails at the Berlin Blue Hills Conservation Area. “It was everything from wood shingles to about five or seven tires,” Wills said. Wills said that even though cachers do leave caches in the woods for others to find, many of them “are environmentally conscious, espe-

cially about littering.” Cachers in the Central Connecticut area are “a pretty close-knit community” that regularly holds events, including trips to restaurants, hiking, and even kayaking, according to Wills. Geocaching.com plays a central role in the community by providing a hub where users can find nearby caches, organize events, communicate with other cachers, and even post caches of their own. Although many cachers are hiking enthusiasts, some caches can be found in urban environments as well. Waterbury resident Joe Medina, who participated in the earthday clean up, hunted down a cache at a Costco in Waterbury May 4. Medina said that he enjoys geocaching with his son, and

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Road warrior making area appearance By Charles Kreutzkamp

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Route 6 is the longest continuous highway in America, and Connecticut native and retired journalist Joe Hurley has walked every mile of it. Hurley documented his odyssey in the book “Ten Million Steps On Route 6,” and will be featured soon at the Southington library. “It was a really enlightening experience,” Hurley said. Route 6 passes through the heart of central Connecticut as it stretches from Provincetown, Mass. to Long Beach, Calif. “In 2005 a group of Route 6 enthusiasts convinced the state to designate old Route 6 as a historic highway,” Hurley wrote, explaining that although Route 6 has not officially been a transcontinental highway since the 60’s, when California dropped the second name for 395 and 14. Now, however, there are road signs marking historic Route 6 along the path that it once run. Hurley traveled the entire distance from Provincetown to Long Beach on foot. He came up with the idea after walking all of Route 6 in Connecticut to give readers of “The News-Times” in Danbury “a better picture of our home state.” When Hurley decided to walk Route 6 in its entirety, he originally hoped to first acquire sponsorships and find enough newspapers interested in the story to sponsor the entire trip. In the end, he settled for a deal writing weekly stories of his journey for weekly newspapers, and made it across the country by the skin of his teeth – with the help of a credit card. Without enough money to make it all the way to California, Hurley set out to find a

ary,” Hurley quipped in his book. After an internet ad got many more replies than were expected, Hurley set off with photographer Travis Lindhorst to walk across the country. Many people envision him walking with Travis driving slowly alongside, Hurley said, but “Travis was 25 at the time, and he was a good looking young guy… he would drop me off in the morning and then go off and do whatever young people do during the day before he would pick me up 20 miles later.” Hurley scheduled his walks such that he traveled 20 miles Joe Hurley (left) with photographer Travis Lindhorst at the end of their epic journey. | Submitted every day, with one day every week to file stories, and another day off to rest. “Support from the newspaphotographer who would join “Strangely, no one wanted him on his quest. a nine-month job with no sal- pers was enough to keep us

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Unitarians: freethinkers with big social conscience

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Plainville High School students recently visited UCONN Medical Center for its annual Clinical Career Day. Clinical Career Day is an opportunity for high school students to explore occupations and engage in question-and-answer sessions with medical professionals. The annual event is hosted by the UCONN Health Center in Farmington. | Submitted

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The Plainville High School FIRST Robotics team was visited recently by Ken Crowley, and members of Crowley Ford. The team, the Digital Devils, team 5129, earned the Rookie Inspiration Award at the Hartford District Event, where they were also champions, on the winning alliance. The team is supported, in part, by Crowley Ford Lincoln. Over $4,000 was raised at a recent Lincoln Driven to Give event. The team is moving full speed ahead into the off season, competing at events in Wolcott and Haddam during the summer months. | Submitted by Stacey Gray

Significant factions within ancient Christianity included several which revered Jesus and his teachings but didn’t view him as God. These included the Sabellians, Adoptionists and Arians. A tug-of-war was intense until the Council of Nicaea (325) adopted Trinitarian theology, included in the Nicene Creed which is recited today in many churches. At Ralph the Council Lord Roy of ConstanCommentary tiople (381) the formulation of the doctrine of the Trinity was completed, and Emperor Theodosius I denounced all non-Trinitarians as heretics. As the name implies, Unitarianism rejects the Trinity. Here in the United States it initially developed out of Puritanism, partly in response to the Enlightenment which emphasized reason over revelation. It also was a backlash against the portrayal of human nature as inherently depraved, a central theme among early Calvinist settlers of New England. Unitarians dismissed the idea of “the Elect”, emphasizing instead the worth, dignity and equality of every human being. The movement had a heavy impact in the Boston area where seven of the first nine churches founded by the Puritans, including the Pilgrim church in Plymouth, aligned themselves with the Unitarians. Ironically, the first par-

ish to officially do so was King’s Chapel in downtown Boston, originally Episcopalian. It kept much of its own liturgical tradition, making changes in its Book of Common Prayer to reflect its new affiliation. By 1805, Unitarian ideas dominated at Harvard which has reflected a very liberal approach to religion for over 200 years. My own acquaintance with Unitarianism goes back to my teen years, and was intensified in 1953 when Beacon Press, affiliated with the Unitarians, published my first book, “Apostles of Discord”. The brilliant, feisty and later-renowned book editor, Jeannette Hopkins, then 29, was assigned by the publisher to work with me. Jeannette was an avid Unitarian, who had grown up in an evangelical church, and, when we weren’t at work, we would debate many issues, among them which of us knew more gospel hymns. When she died in 2011 at age 88 her Will left me an old gospel hymnal. She regarded traditional denominations as citadels of superstition, some more than others, which led to additional debate. Later, when she had joined Harcourt, Brace Publishers, she (quite by coincidence) became the editor for my third book, “Communism and the Churches”. I can’t resist mentioning another coincidence. After graduating from a teacher’s college in upstate New York, Jeannette’s mother had taught for a year in Swanton, Vt., my hometown. One day Jeannette sent me See Roy / Page 10

Police Blotter April 24 Ashwan Johnson, 34, 240 Clinton St., New Britain, first-degree assault, first-degree conspiracy to assault. Patricia Lathrop, 51, 39 Field Stone Run, Farmington, sixth-degree larceny. April 26 Stephanie Green, 27, 632 E. Main St., New Britain, criminal violation protective order, interfering with an officer.

April 27 William Peluso, 49, 9 Russell Ave., second-degree breach of peace. April 28 Theresa Thibeault, 33, 158 South Washington St., driving under the influence liquor or drugs. Lucette Petosa, 37, 90 View St., Bristol, driving under the influence liquor or drugs, emissions violations.

April 29 Nori Jankowski, 41, 78 Welch St., impairing the morals of a minor, illegal poss. of suboxone, second-degree threatening, interfering with an emergency call, third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct. April 30 Cheyenne Clement, 38, 50 Jeanette St., Bristol, criminal violation protective

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A good laugh for Mother’s Day Editor’s note: While Mother’s Day is filled with sentiment and warm-fuzzy thoughts — as well it should be — there’s another side of motherhood to explore. There are lots of moms who appreciate how much a sense of humor can help when it comes to the world’s toughest job. We’ve gathered a few famous quotes on the topic from a range of observers. Share a laugh with your mother this Mother’s Day and see which of these funny quotes rings true for her experience.

“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” — Phyllis Diller “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” — Calvin Trillin “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” — Tenneva Jordan “My mother’s menu consisted of

two choices: Take it or leave it.” — Buddy Hackett “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” — Lisa Alther “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” — Mark Twain “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” — Milton Berle “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you an-

swer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” — Erma Bombeck (And a few last thoughts from that prolific writer “author unknown.”) “Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life.” — Unknown “I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.” — Unknown “To the world you might just be one person, but to one person you might be the world.” — Unknown

Sterling situation stresses journalistic downside The Donald Sterling outrage that has spread like a prairie wildfire across the realm of sports has another side to which the impetuous pay little heed. Before anybody even slightly misconstrues what I’m about to say, I was mortified by the comments that apparKen ently express Lipshez Sterling’s From the Lip true feelings. How dare he evaluate another human being based on skin color? How ignorant could he be to belittle the very people who are the heartbeat of his business’ existence? What he said was despicable, and the eloquent message that new commissioner Adam Silver delivered was right on target. I feel for Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers, who presently are competing on the NBA’s biggest stage with a knot in the pit of their stomachs. I feel for the team’s fans, wondering whether they should boycott

the games as a response to Sterling’s hypocrisy or root for a gallant group with a legitimate chance to win the NBA championship. Is there truly a person on the face of the planet who feels any remorse for Sterling? If there is, he or she better express themselves carefully, perhaps in the middle of a desert or a rocket ship to Mars, which brings me to the point made by Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among others. Something is truly amiss when people in the comfort of their own homes can have their innermost thoughts recorded clandestinely and broadcast across the face of the Earth. From what I’ve read, it sounds pretty obvious this V. Stiviano set Sterling up like a bowling pin. Evidence seems to suggest that she engaged in embezzlement and subsequently blackmail. It’s said that Sterling is, or was, an astute, calculating businessman, but the temptation of a beautiful woman and the egotism that comes with having her on his arm in public reinforces his image as a doddering 80-year-old buffoon. Jabbar forcefully noted in a column

Something is truly amiss when people in the comfort of their own homes can have their innermost thoughts recorded clandestinely and broadcast across the face of the Earth. The garbage that gets passed off by amateurs in the social media can never replace honest journalism, for if it is accepted by the mainstream as such, it will shake the very foundation and principles upon which our great nation was founded. for Time.com, “She was like a sexy nanny playing ‘pin the fried chicken on the Sambo.’ She blindfolded him and spun him around until he was just blathering all sorts of incoherent racist sound bites that had the news media peeing themselves with glee.” Our news sources are tripping over themselves, procuring quotes from the basketball cognoscenti all the way to the White House, on how contemptible Sterling’s comments were. I feel such coverage is an insult to the intelligent reader. We know that most everybody is mortified by Sterling’s blather. The best

stories I’ve read clued me in about who and what V. Stiviano appears to be and the messages Sterling sent out long ago that established him as being racially insensitive. What journalism has become makes me sick. I refuse to mention the two sleaze-driven websites that thrust this “news” into the public eye, and speak to the contradictory nature of our contemporary culture. People from liberal think tanks like the ACLU were up in arms when it was suggested that surveillance cameras be used on public streets to help law enforcement identify potential

troublemakers. But recording somebody without their knowledge and using it to expose their frailties is fine in satiating our society’s clamoring for celebrity dirt. Here’s what I choose to take from the episode. Sterling, after publicly apologizing to Magic Johnson, Doc Rivers, the Clippers and their fans, should be forced to sell the team. A portion of the proceeds should be earmarked for organizations that sincerely promote diversity without prejudice. As Silver said, the NBA is in the midst of one of the most exciting postseasons in its glorious history and its integrity must be upheld. It has long been my belief that NBA players are the finest athletes in the world, and the league has been very progressive in bringing together people of all races, colors and creeds. The garbage that gets passed off by amateurs in the social media can never replace honest journalism, for if it is accepted by the mainstream as such, it will shake the very foundation and principles upon which our great nation was founded.


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PLAINVILLE — Salvatore F. Trelli, 79, of Plainville, beloved husband of Florence (Bugryn) Trelli, died on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Apple Rehab in Avon. Sal was born in Bristol on March 20, 1935, and was a son of the late Angelina (Rinaldi) Trelli and David “Danny” Trelli. He grew up in Bristol and attended St. Anthony School and Bristol High School before serving in the U.S. Army. He and Florence moved to Plainville in 1961, where they have lived since. In his younger years, he was a co-owner of Wright’s Restaurant in Plainville. He then went on to become a real estate developer along with his longtime friend and business partner, Joe DiPietro. Their developments included DiPietro Lane and Trelli Lane. He was a member of the Italian Social Club, the former West End Athletic Club, and St. Anthony Church in Bristol. He enjoyed his routine breakfast stops and playing cards. He was especially fond of hanging out with his grandsons, held much pride in their

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Two women who have worked side by side for 27 years received a singular Employee of the Year Award from the Plainville Chamber of Commerce at the 106th Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting. Shawn Cohen and

Ronda Guberman are so synonymous with the Plainville Senior Center some say they can almost be considered a single entity. The 2013 awards ceremony was held April 22 at Nuchie’s restaurant, Forestville, Cohen has been the sole executive director since the senior center opened more

Annual Chamber of Commerce dinner and awards. From left, Maureen Saverick, Plainville Chamber of Commerce operations manager; Kathy Aubrey-Bergonzi, chairwoman of the chamber board of directors; Employees of the Year Award recipients Ronda Guberman, Plainville Senior Center assistant director, and Shawn Cohen, center executive director; Volunteer of the Year Linda Garcia; and Richard Williams, David Williams and Arthur Williams, of D.R. Templeman Co., Business of the Year. | Submitted

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farm in town, which instilled in her the value of locally grown food coupled with a healthy lifestyle. The farmers market has evolved and will include entertainment and new vendors when the season opens June 27. She also founded the Circle of Artists, where friends refurbish and design chairs for nonprofits’ fundraisers. Retired from the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, she volunteers with the AYR (a group for YMCA retirees) and will travel this spring to the Dominican Republic to construct housing. Active in numerous service organizations, Garcia is executive director of PARC, Family Centered Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities. Liberty Bank Assistant Vice Presi-

dent Kathy Aubrey-Bergonzi, chairwoman of the chamber of commerce and event emcee, also serves on the PARC Board of Directors. “Linda has been a tremendous asset to PARC. She continues to work diligently toward developing a greater presence in the community and developing new programs,” said Benson Swift, PARC board president. Garcia said volunteering takes dreaming, positive thinking “and deliberately picturing something we desire and make it come about.” Three Williams’ brothers – Richard, Art and David – accepted the award for D.R. Templeman Co., a precision manufacturer of custom springs, rings and wire forms founded 76 years ago by grandparent David R. Templeman Sr. The company, which began in the basement of the family home, has ex-

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Baseball The Blue Devils used another week of .500 ball to remain at .500 on the season (4-4), as they head into the heart of the regular season schedule. The boys began the week with an exciting 5-4 walk-off victory at Alumni Field last Monday. Junior Kyle Beloin came around to score the winning run in the bottom of the seventh off of sophomore John Lindgren’s decisive single. The Blue Devils opened the game with four runs in the bottom of the first, yet couldn’t shake the Chieftains, who clawed their way back into the contest with two runs in both the third and fifth innings. Junior Brett Snowden earned the victory. The Blue Devils weren’t as fortunate in their Friday matchup with the Rams of Bristol Central as they fell 6-3. After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Blue Devils saw their lead slip away and were forced to play from behind for most of the contest. A seventh inning comeback was quickly silenced as the boys only scored one run in the frame. Junior Robert Pezzulo took the loss. Softball The girls lost two more

frustrating matchups last week, halting their promising two-game win streak and raising more causes for concern as the losses mount. The Lady Blue Devils began the week with a frustrating 10-3 loss to Platt. After playing three scoreless innings, Plainville struck first blood, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. The lead was short lived, though, as Platt scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth and never looked back. The Blue Devils were plagued by their four errors throughout the contest while freshman Kiya Broughton took the loss. The girls’ week finished with a disheartening 14-6 loss to drop the team to 3-6 on the year. The loss became the fourth defeat that has seen the Blue Devils lose by seven runs or more. The team hasn’t won a single matchup by that many runs themselves this season. The girls will look to turn their season around in their upcoming homestand, where they’ll play three straight at Alumni Field.

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Girls Tennis The Lady Blue Devils finished 1-1 last week after they began play with such promise. The team now stands at 2-6 on the season. The team began the week See Roundup / Page 17

Plainville High School outdoor track hitting its stride By Nate Brown

ule, those around the team know that they are right on schedule. Plainville is the lone CCC With the spring season now halfway complete, the South team that doesn’t field boys and girls outdoor track a winter season indoor track teams at Plainville High are team, which has left the teams now fully warmed up and behind the eight ball heading into the spring outdoor seaready for the year. While many read that last son for years now. “Their kids (from other sentence and think that the Blue Devils are behind sched- schools) come into the seaThe Plainville Citizen

son in shape already, where we’re starting off fresh,” said girls coach Robin Mills. Yet the coaches are aware of the obstacles they face at the beginning of each season, and never worry. Instead, they’re willing to take a few early season lumps to straighten out off the rough edges. “Now the girls are in shape,

so the numbers are dropping, times are getting better, distances are getting better because we’re practicing every day,” said Mills. “They’re really stepping up and getting comfortable in their events.” The teams’ newfound comfort in finally starting to show in the record column, too, as both the boys and girls teams won their Senior Meet’s

Tuesday, April 29, when the Blue Devils played host to Bulkeley. The win proved to be the first of the year for the girls team, and the second in a row for the boys, who defeated Platt the week before. “I think we’re seeing the improvement in a lot of the field events. We have some See Track / Page 17


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new hurdlers that are improving,” said boys coach Shaun Berard. “we have guys who are filling spots, where at the beginning of the year, we weren’t able to have two or three guys in a race. We were giving up points, second place points. “Some of those earlier meets I’d like to do them over again at the end of the year; I think we’d fare a lot better.” While timing wasn’t in their favor early in the season, both squads still have the time to improve individual performances in anticipaBoys Tennis tion for the conference and The Blue Devils girls golf state meet. Some Plainville The Blue Devils remain team did not play last week standouts, including senior winless after a frustrat- due to inclement weather. For Shea Echols of the girls team ing 7-0 loss to a dominat- all your Blue Devil updates, and juniors Omar Abdelsame ing Southington team that make sure to follow @Pvil- and Quentin Lux of the boys dropped the team 0-5 on the leCitSports on Twitter. team, are aware of the events season. While it’s been difficult for Mulch • Decorative Stone • Top Soil the expansion Blue Devils Come visit us at: to take away many victories in their return to season to competitive high school tenFOR ROCK BOTTOM PRICES nis, their difficult losses have • Decorative Stone • Premium Mulches come at the hands of some • Dark, Rich Screened Topsoil stellar competition. The team’s two 7-0 losses have We Now Carry Playground Mulch been to teams that are a comWe Accept Cash, Check, VISA, Master Card, Discover & AMEX bined 11-1. 105 Pane Road, Newington The team’s schedule could (Turn at Olympia Diner, 3rd building on the left) allow the team to steal a vicOpen 7 days a week We deliver • 860-983-7663 tory in the coming matches, as the boys will face teams with similar losing woes over the next few weeks.

girls teams, respectively, and have already achieved moderate success. Brown, who started his track career as a long distance runner, is finding success with the 300 meter hurdle distance, and is now finding his niche on the 4x100 and 4x400 team. Zajaczkowski has already qual-

they will look to dominate in the postseason. Some fresh faces to the sport are continuing to find the events that work best for them, and are rapidly developing into long term threats for the Blue Devils. Junior Julius Brown and sophomore Natalie Zajaczkowski both recently began hurdling for the boys and

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tin Forauer of Berlin medaled with a score of 36. The Blue Devils lost in heartbreaking fashion in their final match of the week, falling 194-191 against Bristol Central. Junior Nick D’Amico was the match’s medalist, finishing with a score of 41 at the boys’ home course of Tunxis Plantation in Farmington. While the boys have been out of the win column in their last three matches, the team has seen improvements in its overall scores. Through the first three matches, the team averaged 216 strokes per contest. After last week’s improving performances, the team’s average number of strokes is down to 209.4 per contest.

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SUMMER Program starting June 23, Mon-Thurs 9-12. Lessons every day, grooming & much more. Horse shows on Thurs for parents to watch. $200. Call for more info 203-265-3596.

Furniture & Appliances

LABRADOR Retriever pups. AKC reg, OFA cert. Health guarantee, parents used in therapy. $950 860-681-5402 www.RedRiverRetrievers. com

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FOUND ADS ARE FREE Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us: (203) 238-1953

PET SITTER WANTED. Person needed to “babysit” my toy poodle in your home. No other pets, please. Secure outdoor area or fenced in yard preferred. Call Donna, 860276-8703 SIBERIAN Husky Puppies for sale. Born March 5. $600. 3 Males, 2 Females. 203-314-0004

Livestock

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

Miscellaneous For Sale MOUNTAIN BIKE Specialized Rock Hopper with RockShox, Purple/Blue with Speedometer. $175. Call 860 645-7245.

MERIDEN - 100 Paddock Ave, 2 car garage, extra large bays, safe, good area, vacant, immediate occupancy, $300/month + 1 mo sec, elec included, reference check, 203-2694156 or 203-430-1623

BULLDOG PUPPIES $550+, Poodle Mix Puppies $350+, Bengal Kittens, $450+. Vet checked, shots, health guarantee. 860-828-7442.

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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

Furniture & Appliances BRAND NEW - Kenmore Elite 6 burner gas drop-in top, never used, still in wrap; Double oven built-in, never used, still in wrap, frigid air. $1,500 for both. Call anytime, (203) 2840324.

Miscellaneous For Sale DREXEL Heritage love seat with slip cover, very good condition, floral design $275.00 Medium size refrigerator, white, $50, car bubble for storage, $35. Call 203.631.4597

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

ELECTROLUX CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER, all attachment w/ extra bags and filters, good shape $250 OBO. 203-634-1203

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

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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 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

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

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MUSIC Max City. We are buying instruments and gear. Tell us what you have, get paid today. Call 203-517-0561 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


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES Attics & Basement Cleaned

Handypersons

PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 860 840-8018

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

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

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GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326 Cell 860-558-5430 Office 203-235-7723

Carpentry 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. 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 www.marceljcharpentier.com

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

Excavating GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/ Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-2389846 MC/Visa Accepted

Fencing

HOUSE DOCTOR We do it all. 42 yrs. Family run since 1949. Carpentry, Plumbing & Electrical to Odd Jobs. CT# 635370 203 427-7828

Heating and Cooling

NEW ENGLAND DUCT CLEANING HVAC Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning. Fully Insured. Not to Exceed Pricing. Call 203-915-7714

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

House Cleaning CLEANING If you don’t have time to clean, call me I will do everything you wish for a good price. Good References. Fully insured. Renata 860538-7963 or email: roniowa@ gmail.com

Junk Removal

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

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

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

Junk Removal

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Any Questions? Call Ed PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 860 840-8018

Landscaping

Lawn & Garden

HJ’S Lawn Service wants your grass. Competitive rates. Reliable, references available. 203-213-6316

LAWNMOWING $30 MOST LAWNS- Spring Cleanups, thatching and dump runs. Call Ed 860-302-8847

JOE’S LAWN CARE SERVICES LLC- Spring cleanup, Res/Com Mowing, Hedge Trimming. Fully Insured. 20 yrs exp. 203631-7444

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

Masonry

SPRING CLEAN UPS

Landscaping

JT’s Landscaping, LLC Lawn mowing & Full lawn maint. Comm/Res. Lic/ ins #616311. 203 213-6528

A&A LAWN CARE Dumpster Rentals. Spring Cleanups. Mulch. Walls, Walks & Patios. Free Est. #584101 Jim 203 237-6638

LOPEZ Landscaping is our new beginning. Will mow your lawn for a reasonable price. Call 860-670-3863

A&A MASONRY. 20yrs exp. We specialize in sidewalks, stairs, patios, stonewalls, chimneys, fireplaces and much more! Call Anytime 860-462-6006! FREE EST! #HIC0616290 MARIO’S MASONRY - All masonry work / repairs. No job too Sm., 25 Yrs. Exp.. Free estimate. Lic and insured. #0614297. 203-2717917 / 203-565-5904 O & E Masonry. Chimney repair, brick, stone, pavers, sidewalks, etc. Locally owned & operated. CT Reg #0611774. 203-802-0446 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

A&A Prop Maint. Call us for all your landscaping needs. Mowing, trimming, yard cleanup. All size jobs. 860-719-3953. ACCEPTING Commercial & Residential grounds maintenance/complete lawn care. 25 yrs. exp. Srs. discount. 203-634-0211 ASHMORE & Son Landscaping Spring Cleanups, Hedge Trimming, Wkly Mowing, Topsoil, Stone, Mulch, etc. Call Ryan 860-797-4046 HIC #638824 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

JM Lawncare Spring clean up. Junk removal, lawn mowing, mulch, trimming, top soil, and seeding. #0638681 860-796-8168

Plumbing

Siding

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

$1000 OFF Your Lowest Estimate (203) 284-0137 CT Reg # 558927

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 A PRESSURELESS CLEAN The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! 860-839-1000

MOWING FERRAUOLA LAWN CARE now accepting new mowing accounts at a reasonable rate. 203-804-5779. SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing, Pricker, Brush Removal, Mulch. 15 Years Exp. Rick’s #1 Affordable. Call 203 530-4447

Lawn & Garden A & A LAWN CARE Spring clean-ups, attics, bsmnts cleaned. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638 ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. Call 203-294-1160.

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

REMODELING, New construction, painting, more. Free estimates. CT Reg #0637842. 860-724-6435 FRAYLER Painting, ext & int painting, power washing & carpentry. Free estimates! #634230. 203-240-4688 INTERIOR Design by Joni & Co. Previous owner & teacher of Joni’s Painting and Interior Design for 35 years. Are you having trouble choosing colors for your home? Let me help you with your decorating. I can make this a joy for you not a job. Call Joan 203-440-3067 or 203-600-3234

Buying? Selling? Marketplace is the answer.

Roofing

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

Painting & Wallpapering 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

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

$1000 OFF Your Lowest Estimate (203) 284-0137 CT Reg # 558927

Roofing, Siding, WindoWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ************* 203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc. com Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

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

Top Soil, Sand & Fill BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil, Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No min. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 FILL for sale. $75/Truck load. Crushed concrete aggregate. Location: Downtown Meriden. 203-237-5409

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

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

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

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


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