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Volume 12, Number 42

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A journey through historic Plainville By Andrea Melone Special to The Citizen

At the Plainville Friends of the Library’s Oct. 3 meeting, Plainville Historical Society President Nancy Eberhardt presented a lecture on some of the town’s most historic homes, complete with a slideshow. Free to the public, the event featured some of the town’s past noteworthy residents, both nationally and internationally recognizable figures.

“For a small town like this, we have an awful lot of people who are known around the world,” Eberhardt explained. “I’m interested in any way I can get Plainville’s history out.” Eberhardt, a former history teacher, demonstrated her extensive knowledge of Plainville’s history, and those who made history. She began with Hannah Grannis, best known as Annie, a published poet. Grannis was known for

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her poetry about working in the mills. At a young age, she published a volume of verses called “Skipped Stitches.” In 1893, a national magazine, the Monticello New York Republican Watchman, published an article about the poet that remarked that while working as a mill-hand in Plainville, “the fire of genius has been burning brightly.” “Education was very important to her; she loved to See Historic / Page 8

Local elections typically pull few voters By Maura Gaffney Special to The Citizen

Like dandelions in early spring, political lawn signs have started popping up everywhere in the past few weeks. As the November elections draw near, the lawn signs will multiply, but evidently, the majority of citizens will ignore them. Scores of potential voters will disregard the local election clutter, the notices in the newspapers, candidates knocking on doors, and even the updates on social media sites.

While most registered vot- the 2008 presidential elecers do participate in national tion, but the numbers have elections, the same cannot generally hovered in the be said for local races; the 80 percent range in recent years. difference Jump between na- “All tyranny needs down to the tional and lo- to gain a foothold is local eleccal elections for people of good tions which is sizable. determine In the 2012 conscience to remain (among presidential silent.” other things) election, 80 ~Thomas Jefferson w h o w i l l p e rc e n t o f control the registered voters cast a ballot in Berlin. town purse strings, and the Neighboring towns reported numbers drop into the 30 similar numbers: 74 percent percent range. In the 2011 in Plainville, 76 percent in municipal election, 29 perSouthington. The percentSee Local / Page 10 ages were slightly higher for

Plainville High School Class of 2013 alumna Kelsea Giantonio continued her cheerleading career at the University of Massachusetts. Giantonio is pictured in action during the UMass football team’s recent win over Mid-American Conference rival Miami (OH). | Photo by Matt Leidemer


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PCS Players hit the stage this weekend From left: Rachel Marchetti (Thelma Crenshaw), Maureen Wishart (Jeannie Crenshaw) and Lola Wishart (Helen Crenshaw) prepare for this weekend’s performance of “Crenshaw Family Reunion.”

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“Crenshaw Fa m i ly Reunion” will play Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 to be a part of the show from a different angle. “I have always been intrigued by directing, though never quite knew how much work went into it. The cast has been incredibly supportive and patient with me as I get used to being in a leadership role,” Fabrizio said. “She has walked the tightrope between giving instruction and allowing the individual actors to create a believable character from their own instincts,” said Michael A. Fox, cast member and PCS Players founding member. “She has done a stellar job.” Fox said this production is one the group has been considering for years, but other projects took precedence, until this season. “We always carefully weigh each and every project and realized that it was time this comedy received its due,” Fox said. “It is our hope that everyone enjoys seeing it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together,” Fabrizio said. The cast also features actors Sharon Amundsen, Kyle

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The Plainville Choral Society (PCS) Players will take to the stage this weekend, Oct. 18 and 19, to present their production of “Crenshaw Family Reunion.” The play tells the comedic story of the dysfunctional Crenshaw family and the antics that arise when they all get together. “Everyone can relate the Crenshaw’s to their own family. We all have a crazy Aunt Sophie, a loopy, yet endearing father-in-law, and a loud, obnoxious older sibling,” said Sara Fabrizio, PCS player member and director. In “Crenshaw Family Reunion,” written by Marc Holland and Michael Davis, the drama unfolds when Teddy takes his new wife, Susan, home to meet everyone and winds up kidnapped -- along with everyone else -- because no one showed up at last year’s reunion at Aunt Sophie’s and she is ready for revenge. “ ‘ C re n s h aw Fa m i ly Reunion’ is a very entertaining production brought to life by this incredible cast. They do such a great job, you actually believe that you are watching this dysfunctional family trying to survive yet another catastrophic reunion,” said Fabrizio. Fabrizio, a long time performer, who is making her directing debut with this performance, says she took on the director’s role as a chance

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Hit the road: Fun fall day trips By Lauren Villecco Special to The Citizen

Autumn is a great time to jump in the car and head out for an afternoon or day away from it all. You don’t have to go far in order to take a break from the routine and enjoy the beauty of the changing season. The Citizen has a few ideas

to help you plan. Whether your interest is to see foliage, pick apples, find spooky happenings, or even learn more about Connecticut’s history, this list of ideas will get you started. Apple PickingPicking apples and the perfect pumpkin is a favorite fall past-time. There are many spots throughout the

region to visit. I n C h e s h i re, No r t o n Brother’s Farm on Academy Road, Hickory Hill Orchard on South Meriden Road or Drazen Orchards on Wallingford Road are farms where you can pick your own fruit and perhaps take a hay-ride. In addition to pick-yourown fruit, Lyman Orchards of Middlefield also has a 4-acre corn maze, pony rides, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Scenic drives New England is popping with color in fall. Na t i o n a l G e o g r a p h i c Traveler recently named Litchfield Hills as one of the most scenic driving destinations. The drive up Route 7 is beautiful, and there are lots of antique shops along

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Age: 49 Occupation: Computer consultant Served four years Best way for voters to contact you: (860) 747-8837 Party affiliation: Republican W hy d o yo u wa n t to be a BOE member? As an incumbent I h av e s e e n how working with the town has yielded great results in our schools with minimal increases to the taxpayers. I feel I am making a real difference in our community. I would like the opportunity to continue the good work by serving another term.

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Plainville Board of Eductcation Democratic Candidates Randall Peck

Age: 43 Occupation: Operations Manager Not an Incumbent Best way for voters to contact you: randall. Party affiliation: Democratic W hy d o yo u wa n t to be a BOE member? I am seeking election to the BOE because I have three children in the Plainville school system and I want to insure that they, and all the students within our school system, are afforded the best opportunity for academic success. What skills or experience will you bring that will enhance the board? I bring over 15 years of leadership experience and I believe that, along with my strategic planning, cost controlling and team building skills would be a great asset to the BOE. What is the biggest issue currently facing the Board of Education? The biggest issue, in my opinion, facing Plainville, which would involve the BOE, would be keeping up with technological and academic advancements, both within the state and nationally, while remaining fiscally responsible. If elected, what will be

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Age: 55 Occupation: Specialty Fiber Optics Sales Engineer Incumbent. Has served for 4.5 years. Best way for voters to contact you: (860) 747-6149; Party affiliation: Democratic W hy d o yo u wa n t to be a BOE member? I am a strong supporter of public education and believe that schools are the heart of a town. I want to be part of the process that helps prepare our children to go forward into the global community and become productive members of society. What skills or experience will you bring that will enhance the board? I have experience as a student of the Plainville schools, a parent, a member of the BOE, and my career in a technology-based field. I am a strong advocate for the arts and believe our students should experience extra-curricular activities (sports, clubs) along with a rigorous academic schedule. What is the biggest issue currently facing the Board of Education? Mandates from the state and federal level regarding public education. Keeping Plainville schools positive

Age: 54 Occupation: Middlesex Health Care Center Director of Dining Services BOE member for 12 years Best way for voters to contact you: (860) 793-0615 Party affiliation: Democratic Why do you want to be a BOE member? Plainville schools have made great strides over the last 12 years. I am very proud of the work we have done and I truly believe that a strong school system is the backbone of the community. I ask for your support to continue this important work. What skills or experience will you bring that will enhance the board? As the longest serving member on the BOE, I feel my experience is valuable to the district. I have also served on the Regional Board, CREC, and the Connecticut Board of Education Association and have gained a great deal of knowledge about education policy and practice around the state. What is the biggest issue currently facing the Board of Education? Public education is facing many challenges. Through long-term strategic planning, our district is well on its way

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Age: 77 Occupation: Retired financial services executive Appointed to Board of Education February 2013 Best way for voters to cont a c t yo u : ( 8 6 0 ) 74 769 0 7 ; f o s terwhite@ Party affiliation: Democratic Why do you want to be a BOE member? I believe education should be the primary focus of local government. I’m convinced that the essence of a community is measured by the quality of education it provides. I’m dedicated to assisting in the effort to have Plainville schools attain and maintain the high standards outlined in its mission statement. What skills or experience will you bring that will enhance the board? In addition to my personal passion for learning and the arts, I believe my over 40 years of experience as a professional in the financial services industry has well prepared me to provide sound economic ad-

vice during budget deliberations and related activities of the board. What is the biggest issue currently facing the Board of Education? Maintaining the standards in education that we are currently achieving in our school district and by continuing to retain the cost effective processes currently in place. If elected, what will be your main goal? To expend my time, talent and experience to ensure all Plainville students are provided a rigorous education that will permit them to succeed in a changing global society. This must include ongoing efforts to accomplish this as cost effectively as possible, yet maintain compliance with Common Core Standards. Hobbies/interests? Choral music (30-plus year member of Plainville Choral Society), musical theater, drama, running, swimming, and cycling. What kind of music do you listen to? Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Strouse, to name a few.



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substance of what is actually being taught in the classroom, instead of focusing exclusively on students’ scores on standardized tests. If elected, what will be your main goal? My main goal is to continue the cooperation between the Board of Education and the town so that we may provide

the best education for our students at a price the taxpayers can afford. Hobbies/interests? I enjoy hiking, camping, reading and traveling. What kind of music do you listen to? Mostly Top 40, The Beatles, and music from the 70s and 80s.



out having the raise of taxes in town. Being current with technology because of the constant change of technology in our society. If elected, what will be your main goal? To work with my fellow administration to keep the positive school setting for our students. To make sure we stay on the path we are with the technology for the students without raising taxes. Hobbies/interests? Family is No. 1, boating, cards, golf, skiing, house projects, involved with Plainville Little League, Plainville Soccer Club, BOE. What kind of music do you listen to? Classic rock, alternative rock, country.

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will enhance the board? As a parent and small business owner for the past 16 years, I know the importance of creating and staying within a budget. As a taxpayer, I know the responsibility of government is to spend our hard earned tax dollars wisely and without waste. What is the biggest issue currently facing the Board of Education? One of the issues facing the Plainville schools is keeping our students moving forward with current technology and curriculum. In a time when towns have to tighten their belts due to the federal and state government constraints, BOEs are

finding they have to do more with less. If elected, what will be your main goal? To keep the momentum of the past two years moving in the same positive direction. That’s why we need candidates that are willing to do what’s best for the students, schools and the taxpayer. Hobbies/interests? Time with friends and family, gardening, walking, museums, bookstores, volunteering, animals, travel, the environment, just to name a few. What kind of music do you listen to? I love all kinds of music but to name a few: Anita Baker, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Charlie Pride, and Blake Shelton.

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much as a child. The most important aspect of being involved with the BOE is the students. What skills or experience will you bring that will enhance the board? Being in education as a teacher for the state I believe I can offer insight to the BOE on a local level. My ability to listen and hear people out to make a rational decision. Being a team player with my fellow administration. What is the biggest issue currently facing the Board of Education? Being able to provide so much for the students with-



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ing a decision. I also work well with the other board members for the benefit of our students. From Page 4 What is the biggest issue What skills or experience currently facing the Board will you bring that will en- of Education? hance the board? A big issue facing Plainville I bring over 20 years of ac- schools is the implementation counting experience along of the Common Core State with an ability to listen to both Standards. It is a major reform sides of an issue before mak- initiative that deals with the

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your main goal? My main goal would be to insure that all Plainville students have the opportunity to succeed and are given all the tools necessary to achieve that success. Hobbies/interests? I enjoy all sports but I really enjoy this time of year when our Plainville Girls

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places for children to learn while complying with these requirements is a task our superintendent, administrators, teachers and staff work diligently to achieve. I want to support their extraordinary efforts to keep our focus on students. If elected, what will be your main goal? To be part of the team that keeps Plainville Community Schools moving forward and providing our students the tools they will need to be successful and to inspire

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Travel Basketball begins. This will be my second year coaching travel basketball after spending three years coaching second and third grade rec. basketball. What kind of music do you listen to? I have a wide range of music. I have music from the 80’s, 90’s and today. It ranges from Journey, to Hinder, to One Direction and many others. I don’t discriminate. I love all types of music.

them to lifelong learning. A strong school system keeps property values high and is the lifeblood of a town. Hobbies/interests? Reading, theater, music, movies, hiking (as long as it’s not all uphill), being outdoors, stargazing and astronomy, cooking, entertaining, traveling and learning to play the guitar. What kind of music do you listen to? Show tunes, classical, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Decemberists, Mumford and Sons, David Mallett, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, older folk music, and then more show tunes!



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to successfully face these challenges. However, there is still much work to do, we must focus on our use of technology, improving school climate, and increasing parental involvement to improve student success. If elected, what will be your main goal? If elected I would like to focus on improvement of communication and parental involvement/engagement. The support of parents and the community will help sustain the strength of the district. Hobbies or interests? Camping, traveling, Relay For Life. What kind of music do you listen to? Variety...Louie Armstrong, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Santana.

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read, and she loved to write,” said Eberhardt. Some of Grannis’ work hangs in the Plainville Historic Center. Grannis’ home once stood on Whiting Street, but it is long gone. Next, Eberhardt presented Charles Norton, an inventor with more than 100 patents, many of which are known worldwide. “If you got here by the car, this is the guy to thank,” Eberhardt remarked, referring to Norton’s special grinding machine and its impact on the combustion engine. One of Norton’s more local contributions was Norton Gardens, which became


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Family YMCA and Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School were named in the couple’s honor. Their mansion, which was once on Farmington Avenue, and was featured in Country Homes Magazine in 1929, no longer stands. As Eberhardt put it, “Unfortunately, progress comes, mansions go.” Eberhardt has promised to continue the lecture at a later point. “It’s great to see what was; it certainly was a beautiful town,” stated Joanne Edman, a Plainville resident who attended the meeting. “If you don’t know where you came from, you won’t know where to go tomorrow. Nancy’s doing a superb job, and the story needs to be told again.” “I’m always delighted about Nancy,” said Peter Chase, director of the Plainville Public Library. “She’s a walking encyclopedia.” “I was pleased to see a nice attendance,” Chase said of the meeting. For more on the town’s elaborate history, visit the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St. To join the Plainville Historical Society, call (860) 747-6577. Friends of the Library also welcomes new members. A membership form can be found online at Or, call the library at (860) 793-1446. The aim of both organizations is to promote learning. “No matter how much you know, there’s always more,” said Chase.

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of General Electric. He and Wheeler were also co-founders of the Plainville Trust Company. Trumbull was known for his interest in planes. After receiving his pilot’s license, his passion for flying earned him the nickname “The Flying Governor.” Trumbull and his wife, Maud, had a daughter named Florence, who also attracted attention. In 1929, she married U.S. President Calvin Coolidge’s son, John. After their deaths, their home on Farmington Avenue found use by the U.S. Army

bomb squad. Bombs were never tested at this location, and the house was eventually demolished, by town order. Lyman Homer was the next Plainville resident Eberhardt presented. He was part of what she called the “Shadow History,” when people of color, metaphorically, fell into the shadows of society and didn’t receive their deserved recognition. Homer was a black governor in the Plainville area when it was still a part of Farmington. His grandsons, William and Horatio, were significant as well. William was a member of the 29th Colored Unit in Connecticut during the Civil War. He was with the first infantry to capture Richmond. Meanwhile, Horatio became the first black police officer in Boston, and just the second in the country. Lyman Homer’s house could have been found, when it was still standing, on the left of the Getty gas station in Plainville. Lastly, Eberhardt introduced Frank Wheeler. Aside from his work with Trumbull, Wheeler and his wife, Bertha, impacted the Plainville community in many ways. Together, they helped establish the Plainville Public Library. In their wills, they gave money to the library for an addition as well as maintenance. They also established the Plainville Nurse Association. Also, Bertha left a bequest that began the Wheeler Clinic. In addition, they gave scholarships to high school students. The Wheeler Regional

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As the high school football season approaches the midpoint of its much too long season, it is important that the discussion about the dangers presented by the sport continue and expand. As yet another article in Sports Illustrated (Oct. 7. League of Denial, by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru) makes abundantly clear, there no longer is any serious debate that football carries with it the real danger of life-altering and

life-threatening brain injury. The story is chilling from two points of view: 1. that the illnesses resulting from brain trauma is widespread and, 2. the National Football League took great pains to hide and minimize the overwhelming scientific evidence that the sport is, plainly put, dangerous. Belatedly, the NFL is putting more safety regulations into place in terms of both more appropriate on-scene medical care and changing the rules to minimize the kinds of brain injuries that have ruined the lives of many former NFL players.


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Players today are bigger, faster and stronger. The collisions that occur are often frightening and at times resemble the kind of force experienced in car wrecks. There are all kinds of studies of professional football. But if the professional players are bigger, faster and stronger, doesn’t it make sense that high school kids are bigger, faster and stronger? Yet where are the studies of the long-term dangers to high school kids? While the NFL, however belatedly, is taking steps to minimize dangerous situations, shouldn’t we be taking a more serious look at the dangers presented to high school kids, whose bodies are still growing and developing? It seems obvious that we must reduce the opportunities for injury. The easiest first step is to reduce the number of games. What we allow to happen in Connecticut high school football is outrageous. Let me begin with this: I enjoy high school football.

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grams like Alabama, Oregon and yes, the University of Connecticut, play a 12-game schedule, but build in two off weeks into the slate. For most Connecticut high school teams there is no week off. Heck, even the NFL mandates a bye week. Then what happens at the end of the season is hard to understand. Most high school teams have a Thanksgiving Day game. If your team makes the playoffs -- 32 make the postseason -- and advances, here’s what happens: Your kid will play on Thanksgiving, which almost always is the biggest, most important rivalry game of the year. Five days later, on a Tuesday, your kid will play in a first round postseason game. If the team wins, your kid will play Saturday -- four days later -- in a semi-final round game. Do the math: your kid will play three football games in the space of 10 days. Three high-powered, pressure-packed games. Nobody else does that. Not the colleges, not the NFL. No one. They don’t do it because it’s dangerous. This is a contact sport.

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projects (high school tennis courts), and a concurrence not seen in years. To the editor: Continue this harmony The people we elect to run our schools give a lot of their and vote Republican again on time to the students and cit- Tuesday, Nov. 5. Jennifer R. Michalek izens of Plainville. I expect Plainville them to do that job with honor and dignity. So I want to remind people of a Board of Education meeting last sum- Keep the GOP in mer where one of the items charge was to vote to combine the Finance Departments. The To the editor: vote was unanimous, five to I am writing to endorse the zero, because the Democrats Republican candidates for walked out before the vote election. could be taken. The current working relaIf this was a paid job these tionship between the Board people would have been fired. of Education and the Town Remember that when you Council has allowed for the vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5. combination of the finance Bridget C. Bloom boards, IT departments and Plainville Human Resources. The group is now looking to combine Building Maintenance. This has provided savings, cross Continue the training and has protected harmony jobs and vital services, while saving money and eliminatTo the editor: The 2011 election saw a ing duplication of efforts. I urge my fellow voters to town divided. The Board of Education and Town Council keep the balance of power were at odds. The BOE was in the hands of Republican attempting to censure one neighbors and continue its own. Financial informa- the good work they are tion was not forthcoming, accomplishing. Frank McDonough and BOE took the stand that Plainville it worked for the state, not Plainville. The 2013 election sees the BOE and Town Council work- Thoughts to ponder ing together, significant sums To the editor: of money returned to the The Town Council and General Fund from the board the Board of Education have and made available for other done an exemplary job over

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the past two years on the following; Town/Board of Education budgets Merging of Finance Departments Spending and mill increases kept to a minimum Services to schools and the town have not been reduced even with such small increases. Thank you for the time and hard work you do to make our town prosperous, safe, and a pleasure to live in. Rose Hyjek Plainville

Re-elect Republicans To the editor: The Republican-led Board of Education made the decision this year to only cut programs that did not directly impact the students. There was no talk of “pay to participate,” cutting sports, music, teachers, etc. Instead, the superintendent and BOE realigned teaching staff to better meet needs, added allday Kindergarten, purchased Chromebooks for grades 8 to 12, and implemented a new math program. While surrounding towns saw projected budget increases of eight percent, 10 percent, or more, Plainville BOE asked for an under one percent increase, the second lowest in the state.

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Cost is top complaint for Conn. health exchange HARTFORD (AP) — The price tag for health care coverage through Connecticut’s new health insurance marketplace apparently is a big concern for many enrollees, a marketplace strategy committee learned Oct. 17. Peter Van Loon, chief operating officer for Access Health CT, told committee members that price has been the top complaint since open enrollment began Oct. 1 on the online marketplace, also known as an exchange. “People don’t like the price, which is kind of what we expected,” he said. Exchange CEO Kevin Counihan has said that Connecticut already has the fourth highest medical costs in the country. But many in the state who seek coverage through the online marketplace are expected to qualify for government-funded Medicaid or federal subsidies to help reduce their costs. “The people who see the subsidies, they’re impressed,”

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Petit considers Congress run SIMSBURY (AP) — The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion said he is considering a run for Congress. Dr. William Petit told reporters he is torn about running for office and has not made a decision. Petit and Petit his new wife are expecting a baby in December. Petit has spoken with Republicans about running in the 5th Congressional District, The Associated Press reported. The district is represented by Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty. Petit was the only survivor of the hostage ordeal in which his wife and two daughters

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awareness, promoting attitude change, and enabling individuals and organizations to begin positive actions toward ending violence in their communities. In recognition of Week Without Violence the New Britain YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Service (YWCA SACS) would like to highlight its newest program, Where Do You Stand? Connecticut. The YWCA SACS is part of the Connecticut Campaign to engage men to stand up against sexual violence. Where Do You Stand? Connecticut campaign was created by Men Can Stop Rape, a national organization redefining masculinity and male strength as part of preventing men’s violence against women. Men Can Stop Rape trained Connecticut advocates to utilize bystander intervention theory and techniques to equip men with the tools necessary to take a stand against

all forms of sexual violence. So why Focus On Men? Where Do You Stand? Connecticut campaign empowers men to use their voice, influence, and actions to become a part of the solution. Statistically speaking, most men in our society believe it is wrong to rape a woman. However, majority of these men also live and participate in a culture which supports, glorifies, and justifies violence against women and girls. This bystander intervention program engages men in addressing the cultural norms which support sexual violence. It will help to give men the necessary tools and confidence to help hold other men accountable for their active participation in this culture, resulting in efforts to prevent sexual violence. What Is Bystander Intervention? Bystander intervention aims at empowering each of us to be active in responding to and preventing sexual violence. Bystander

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the way. You will also come across Bull’s Bridge, one of two covered bridges in Connecticut which is still open to traffic. For a drive along the coast, try Route 146 from Branford to Guilford. Drive to and explore Gillette Castle in East Haddam, the unique home of eccentric actor William Gillette (a.k.a. Sherlock Holmes). There are many other driv-

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ing options listed in www. Hiking In addition to many trails and open space right here in Cheshire (maps available at the library, town hall and online at www.cheshirect. org), Connecticut’s BlueBlazed Hiking Trail System is great for hiking. Go to for information. You can also check out these Appalachian trails that run through Connecticut. Below are some tips from to help you choose your path.

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We welcome more amazing physicians to the hospital Annmarie Golioto, M.D. • Neonatology/Director of Nurseries Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Education/Experience: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – NJ Medical School (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Newark, N.J; pediatrics internship and residency and neonatal medicine fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. Most recently, she was medical director, Newborn ICU at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael campus. She is also an attending neonatologist and assistant clinical professor in pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Edward J. Hannoush, M.D. • Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery Practice: As part of Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, he practices at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Center for Metabolic Health, 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington, 860-224-5433; and 85 Seymour St., Suite 415, Hartford, 860-246-2071 Education: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela; general surgery internship and residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – NJ Medical School (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Newark, N.J.; research fellowship, General Surgery Basic Science Laboratory, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – NJ Medical School; bariatric and minimally invasive fellowship, Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is fluent in Spanish.

Akhilesh K. Jain, M.D. • Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Practice: As part of Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, he practices at 85 Seymour St., Hartford, 860-522-4158; and The Hospital of Central Connecticut, 40 Hart St., Building C, New Britain, 860-229-8889 Education: University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India; general surgery residency, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi; general surgery internship, Providence Hospital, Wayne State University, Southfield, Mich.; general surgery residency, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, W.Va.; vascular and endovascular surgery fellow, Yale University.

Ellie Roesch, M.D. • Internal Medicine Practice: As part of Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, she practices with The Hospita of Central Connecticut at 98 Main St., Suite 301, Southington, 860-621-6704 Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; internal medicine internship, University of Michigan Medical School; internal medicine residency completed at University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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the repeal of Connecticut’s death penalty. Petit would make a formidable candidate, said state Republican Sen. John Kissel of Enfield. “He’s very honest. He’s an extremely good speaker, he’s photogenic, he’s personable and he’s got an incredible life story that is filled with both horrific tragedies but great accomplishments as well,” Kissel said. The seat is one where Republicans have their best chance to break Democrats’ lock on the state’s congressional delegation.

Basketball is not a contact sport. This is a collision sport. You know kids. They will minimize aches and pains. They want to play. They are 16, 17 years old. We need to tell them what’s good for them. Three games in 10 days is not good for them. There is one area league that builds in off-weeks. The Pequot Conference. Every team gets an off week. But the end of its season is as frantic as it is for other teams. Some state football coaches want more games. They want an open divi-

sion where teams of any class could choose to play. That’s so we could determine which team is really No. 1 in the state. Like that’s important. That doesn’t happen in basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball or softball. But some think this would be a good idea. So not only would we have the 32 teams in Classes LL, L, M and S -whose championship would instantly be a booby prize -- we would have eight more teams in what would be a thoroughly watered down postseason. Worse, these same guys came up with the absurd idea that there be a tech school division. You know, for those schools that can’t

win against other schools. Add eight more teams. Now we’re at 48. Gee fellas, why not abolish the regular season entirely? While that’s a bit of a digression, it is indicative of how oblivious some are to the reality that we adults are forcing kids to play too much of a dangerous sport. Some argue injuries come in other sports. Agreed. There is always a risk of injury. Heck, my kid had shoulder problems from swimming. But there is no rule requiring a doctor and an ambulance to be at a baseball game, a soccer match, or a swimming meet. There is that rule in football. In football, injuries are an expectation.

I have had football coaches make a point of telling me they agree the season is too long. I have had athletic directors say the same thing. Ask winter sports coaches what a negative impact this overlong season has on their sport. The overlapping season gives kids no breaks. This year, the basketball season starts a couple of days after the football championship games. A kid needs a break. For heaven’s sake, these are children. Enough. The high school football season should be shortened to nine games. Every school should have a bye week.


take action to challenge cultures that support and allow sexual violence to occur. Bystander intervention techniques can involve a wide range of interventions from being direct to creating a distraction. Bystander interventions provide men with useful tools to stop a range of negative behaviors and to

create spaces where everyone is safe and respected. Submitted by the YWCA New Britain and the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Hartford. For more information contact the YWCA at or call the Hartford Sexual Assault Crisis Service Center at (860) 241-9217.

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plenty of football for kids. More than plenty. Again. Wesleyan plays eight games. Yale plays 10 games. And these are men. Read the scientific evidence about long-term foot-

ball injuries. Read about NFL players whose lives were ruined. Then take a look one night at your 17year old sleeping in his room and think about his life.

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a man shall meet the Black Dog once, it shall be for joy; and if twice, it shall be for sorrow; and the third time...” well, maybe leave after the first time. For more information on stops along the trail, see: Spooky Haunts This month, visit the Old State House in Hartford for three Halloween-themed events. The following programs are each one hour long, and start at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 Conversations at Noon: Vampires & Witches in Connecticut. State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni discusses the New England Vampire Panic and how historical and archaeological research uncovered an early American widespread belief in the “undead”. A discussion will explore

Connecticut’s aggressive prosecution and execution of accused witches between 1647–1663, decades before the famous Salem witch trials. Lisa Johnson, executive director of the StanleyWhitman House will share her expertise on the trial of accused Connecticut witch, Mary Barnes; and Dr. Larry Goodheart will recount the stories of eleven people put to death for witchcraft in Connecticut. Dr. Goodheart recently authored the book The Solemn Sentence of Death: Capital Punishment

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Pugliese nets hat trick; Gridders back at .500 By Nate Brown

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Football After struggling to find gridiron glory the last couple weeks, the Blue Devils are back in the win column after defeating East Catholic 13-12 Friday night. With the win, Plainville moved to 2-2 on the season. Once again led by senior Jeff Ziegenhagen, the Blue Devils were able to hold off a late charge from the Eagles to get back to .500. Plainville struck first with a 55-yard pass from Ziegenhagen to fellow senior Eric Fischer to put the Blue Devils up 7-0 in the first quarter. Although East Catholic scored on a third-quarter run to bring the Eagles within one, 7-6, Plainville found the endzone again on a touchdown run from Ziegenhagen to give the visitors a 13-6 lead. Plainville was able to outlast a late score by East Catholic to hold on. This Friday, the Blue Devils will have one of their toughest tests of the season when Berlin (3-2) comes to Alumni Field.

man Juan Torres. Pugliese also recorded a goal against Maloney. Plainville’s defense has been stingy. Combined with the efforts of netminder, senior Alex Bawol, the defensive unit has allowed just 16 goals this fall.

Girls soccer After recording another victory in a 1-2 week, the Lady Blue Devils found their magic number at two for making the state tournament. With a mark of 5-7, getting to the seven wins necessary is well within reach for the Lady Blue Devils. After defeating Maloney 1-0 in the waning minutes of the game thanks to sophomore Stephanie Martino’s decisive Jeff Ziegenhagen, pictured, and the PHS football team head into goal, Plainville was unable to Week 5 with a record of 2-2. | Photo by Matt Leidemer build off of the momentum throughout the rest of the week. The locals fell to want to jog after school now; it’s a full team.” The Lady Blue Devils’ scoring runners at the a difficult Middletown team, 6-1, before dropping a Wickham Invitational were Maddie Ware, Annie 1-0 decision to Bristol Eastern. Boys soccer “Maloney was an important game for us,” PHS Florence, Elizabeth Tata, Stephanie Tata and Justyce The Blue Devils experienced a little bit of everything this past week; from heartbreak to dissatis- coach Leszek Wrona said. “For teams we still have King. faction and, ultimately, joy, which all added up to to face, we’ve beaten two of them before, and we Volleyball should beat them again.” a 1-1-1 stretch. After a 1-2 week, the girls find their opportunities Wrona noted that his team’s seniors – Danielle The boys’ record stood at 7-4-1 heading into the Dixon, Danielle Angelillo, Shayla Beausoleil and to make the state tournament slowly fading away. home stretch of the regular season. With just five matches remaining heading into After losing a 3-2 heart-breaker in overtime Shea Echols – will be looked upon to provide inagainst Maloney early in the week, the Blue Devils tensity as the Lady Blue Devils make their postsea- this week, the Lady Blue Devils held a record of 5-8 and needed three more victories to qualify for were able to stymie their three-game losing streak son push. postseason play. by playing to a 2-2 draw against Middletown. The Last week, the girls moved one step closer afCross country locals capped the week with a 4-0 win over Bristol The boys and girls teams struggled in dual meets ter defeating Middletown 3-0 to capture the seaEastern. Senior Shane Pugliese recorded a hat trick against against Berlin. However, the Plainville boys finished son series. Unfortunately, Plainville dropped its next two Bristol Eastern and was a key component on offense the week on a high note at the Wickham Invitational. Against Berlin, the Blue Devil boys couldn’t mus- matches to Bristol Eastern (3-0) and Platt (3-0). throughout the week. Also making his presence Throughout the week, the girls received stellar known offensively was junior Quentin Lux, who re- ter enough speed to overcome the Redcoats, who performances from seniors Michelle Thibodeau, corded three goals throughout the week, and fresh- earned a 32-24 win. The Lady Blue Devils were Sarah Ercoli and Alicia Gorski. The Lady Blue Devils will host a “Dig Pink” bested 47-16. At the Wickham Invitational, fundraiser match against Rockville Thursday, Oct. the PHS boys finished sixth out 17. The event will support the American Cancer of 50 teams in the unseeded 5K. Society. Led by Omar Abdelsame, Girls swimming who finished sixth with a time While the Lady Blue Devils haven’t necessarily of 17:25, four of Plainville’s top five finishers clocked sub-20- been the fastest girls in the pool this season, they were able to go 1-1 last week, as they continue to minute times. Plainville’s top five was look towards the pending championship meets. With a convincing 92-75 win over Bristol Central ro u n d e d o ut by Jo rd a n Nicholson, Ryan Sifuentes, Jarod and a 93-85 loss to Windsor, Plainville moved to 3-8 on the year. Romankiw and Nino Freitas. Seniors Megan Farmer, Ashley Walker, Morgan PHS settled for 34th place in LaCombe and Jessica Brown have the experience the girls unseeded 5K. “This year, you can see the to do well in the championship meets. Other poimprovement week by week,” tential PHS qualifiers –or multiple qualifiers –inPHS coach Shaun Berard said clude juniors Nicole Basile and Megan Dalena as of the Lady Blue Devils. “I think well as sophomores Mariah McCarty and Sydney Danielle Dixon, pictured, center, and the PHS girls soccer team are their team attitude has been re- McGough. closing in on a state tournament berth. | Photo by Matt Leidemer ally good. It’s not just girls who

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Thursday Oct. 17 Friends of the Public Library free Beatles symphony: 6:30 p.m. 56 E. Main St. The New Britain Symphony will play Beatles classics. Open Bingo: 6:30 - 10 p.m. Veterans Post Home, 7 Northwest Drive. Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 men will host an open bingo every Thursday. For information, call Earl Carey, (860) 747-5400. Public Library Marvelous Medley Storytime : 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. 56 E. Main St. There will be stories, finger plays, music and movement! Designed for kids aged 2-3 years old, but siblings are welcome. Drop-in, no registration necessary. Recreation Department basketball tryouts: 6 - 9

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Calendar p.m. Middle School of Plainville, main gym, 150 Northwest Drive. Tryouts are scheduled by grade. For times and information, call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.

Friday Oct. 18 Football: 7 - 10 p.m. Alumni Field, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Plainville vs. Berlin. New Britain “The Rocky Horror Show”: 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St. The Phoenix Theater Company will have their production of “The Rocky Horror Show” on Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 18 through Nov. 2. There is a charge for tickets. “Crenshaw Family Reunion”: 7:30 p.m. Middle School of Plainville, Northwest Drive. The Plainville Choral Society

Players will host this production. There is a fee for tickets. Southington St. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St. For information and hours of operation, call the church office at (860) 628-8486.

Saturday Oct. 19 New Britain “The Rocky Horror Show”: 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St. The Phoenix Theater Company will have their production of “The Rocky Horror Show” on Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 18 through Nov. 2. There is a charge for tickets. “Crenshaw Family Reunion”: 7:30 p.m. Middle School of Plainville, Northwest Drive. The Plainville Choral Society Players will host this

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Annual apple fritter and tag sale: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave. (Route 10). Free admission. For information, call (860) 793-2799. Southington 21st annual Music Of The Knight: 2 - 10 p.m. Southington High School, Fontana Field, 14 Heritage Drive. This marching band competition will feature 20 High School bands from across Connecticut. For information, call (860) 406-1525. Southington St. Thomas Italian Night Dinner and Music: 6:30 p.m. School cafeteria, 99 Bristol St. There is a fee for tickets. Call Kathy at (203) 439-0105 or Jean at (860) 628-7913.

Southington October art exhibit: The Orchards of Southington, 34 Hobart St. For viewing times, call (860) 628-5656 or visit www.sout

Monday Oct. 21 Meeting MS Support Group: 7 - 9 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Drive. The group meets on the third Monday of each month. For information, call June at (860) 747-0564 or visit Public Library “Maker Monday” free children’s program: 6:30 p.m. 56 E. Main St. To register or for information, visit the library or call (860) 793-1450.

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Food for Friends: 5 - 6:30 p.m. Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St. The Food for Friends free meal is served every Wednesday of the month.

Southington Columbus Day celebration dinner: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Testa’s Banquet Facility, S. Center St. The Southington Chapter of UNICO National is sponsoring this event. There is a fee. For information, call Luigi at (860) 628-2241 or Mark at (860) 919-8374.

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Peak foliage just around the corner for the most part, the season isn’t expected to disappoint. “We’ve had great growing conditions, some bright sunny days,” Ward said. “The brighter the sun, the better the colors.” Ward suggests leaf peepers visit Castle Craig for a sweeping view of fall foliage at its best. He also recommends Mount Higby and throughout the Blue Trail. Leaves already contain these spectacular colors but they are masked

throughout the year by the chemical chlorophyll. As the season grows cold, trees begin to block the flow of water to the leaves and the chlorophyll breaks down, revealing the vibrant colors. According to its interactive map, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection predicts central Connecticut will peak from Oct. 15 to Oct. 30. Mark Kasinskas, an environmental scientist who sits on the board of the Cheshire Land Trust, said the


DEEP prediction sounds on target. But given the storms New England has experienced lately, anything can happen. “A lot depends on the specific spot,” Kasinskas said. “The types of trees and their locations — for instance trees on a hill or in a wetlands— can have an impact. It’s not a situation where we’re going to get it all at once.” --Mary Ellen Godin

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The reds, oranges and yellows of fall were particularly vivid this weekend with the foliage season expected to reach its peak sometime this week, according to one expert. “It’s going to be spectacular,” according to Jeff Ward, station forester at the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station. “ The trees are young and healthy and the red maples are going to a deep red.” There have been some early peaking of trees caused by lack of rain but

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n JOBS n TAG SALES n CARS n HOMES n PETS n RENTALS n ITEMS FOR SALE n SERVICE DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville, CT to consider the following item: A Special Exception for Wheeler Clinic to permit the construction of 31 parking spaces and a one half basketball court at 91 Northwest Drive in an R-20 Zone. The files are available for public inspection at the Department of Technical Services in the Plainville Municipal Center. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard, and written communications may be received. Any person requiring special assistance in order to attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call the Department of Technical Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, October 18, 2013. Respectfully submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 25th day of September, 2013

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BMW X3 2004 3.0 Premium Cold weather package 4 WD 152k miles. One owner. $8,900 or best offer. Call (860) 839-1465


CHEVY UPLANDER 2006 4 Door, WB FWD, LS, Auto Stock# 1424 $10,988


Help Wanted LAW Office seeks clerical employee with excellent academic achievement, secretarial skills and capacity to learn. Experience in legal billing, TimeSlips program and ACT! a plus. Send resume and salary requirements to Hiring Partner, Brown & Welsh, P.C., P.O. Box 183, Meriden, CT 06450-0183.

PLUMBER With P2 license, full time position with benefits. HVAC Service Tech with S2 license, full time position with benefits. Fax resume 203-272-6571

Houses For Sale CHEVY TRAILBLAZER 2004 4 Door, 4WD, LT, Auto Stock# 3124A $7,988

SATURN VUE 2004 Stock# P4144 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2003 GLS, 4 WD, 4 Door Automatic (203) 235-1669

SOUTHINGTON. 40 Cornerstone. List Price $164,900. Beautiful townhouse located in the heart of Plantsville CT. A small complex conv to everything. Updated kitchen, baths, c/a, and natural gas. Move right in! Contact listing agent for information. Rob Marucci 203-756-2520.

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JEEP LIBERTY 2010 4 WD, 4 Door Sport Automatic (203) 235-1669

CHESHIRE 4 BR, 3 Bath house on quiet cul-de-sac. $1875. Length of rent negotiable & can be under 1 yr. Call Mark for details 860-604-4747 .

Toyota Highlander 2005 Stock# 13-779A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

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TOYOTA COROLLA 2001 4 Door Sedan, 4 Cylinder, Automatic Stock #13-474A 203 235-1669

SUBARU Impreza 2010, all wheel drive, good cond. 15,000 remaining miles on factory warranty. $12,500. Call George 860-256-7161

GMC CANYON 2006 4 WD, Crew Cab SLE2 Stock # 1404 $14,988

CHEVY TRAVERSE LT 2012 Stock #1376 $25,988

SOUTH MERIDEN 3 BR, Single car garage, fenced-in yard, gas heat. Newly renovated with appliances. $1100/mo. 2 mo sec. Available 11/1. MonFri 8-4 call 203 284-9100

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LINCOLN 1988 Towncar, excellent condition, 43,000 orig miles. $2500/neg. 203235-9360, ask for Paul

CHEVY TRAVERSE LT 2012 Stock #1376 $26,988

CT GYMNASTICS Academy Is moving its location to a larger Facility. We are now hiring PT for Our Birthday Party Staff, Class & Team Coaches. Competitive pay. Wallingford 203-269-7464 SURVEY INSTRUMENT PERSON Meriden based civil land surveying firm has an opening for experienced instrument person. Min. 3 years experience using Total Station, Data collector, Auto CAD. Salary range to $45K. Call 203-639-8636 or email:

CHESHIRE - 4 ROOMS Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. Incl Heat. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. Lease. $1200/Mo. Call 203-393-1117 CHESHIRE 2BR, recently renovated, upgraded BA & Kitchen, on site laundry, heat & HW included. $1200/mo. 203-927-9909 MER. 1 BR, 2nd flr, new carpet, W. side, prvt backyard & 2 attic rms, w/d, stove/refrig incld. $865/mo. + sec. 203-634-1195 12pm-8pm MER. Furn. Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd flr. Studio, $180/wk+ sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

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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 2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

Always a sale in Marketplace. GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-2357723/Cell 860-558-5430 Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-935-7208

Carpentry REPAIRS & Replacement Lg/ Sm, Int/Ext. Stairs, Railing, Decks, Entry, Door, Window, Finish Basement. Complete Home Improvements. I can fix it. Work done by owner. 40+ years exp. Free Est. Ins. #578107 (203) 238-1449

Child Care HOME Daycare has 2 openings. 24 years experience. Loving home environment. (203) 269-6248 Lic # 26338


ENHANCE Your Outdoor Living Space with Custom Decks. Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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Hardwood Flooring PEREIRA Services Specializing in Laminate, Pre-finished hardwood & tile Installation. #636625. Joe 203 715-0660

FLAGGE TILE COMPANY All Phases Ceramic Tile Wood/Laminate Installations TUB/TILE GLAZING 860-302-4525 CT HIC # 0626897

House Cleaning BUSY MOM’S Cleaning Svc No job is too big/small. Free window svc w/wkly cleaning. Sr disc. 860-839-1707 HOUSE Cleaning, Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203234-7958/ 203-848-4781


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ICE DAMAGE? Seamless Gutters. Gutter repairs. 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warranty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

IF You don’t have time to clean your house, call me. I will do everything you wish for a great price. Good job, fully ins. Renata (860) 538-7963 or Email:

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FALL CLEANUPS RICK’S Affordable - Curbside Leaf Removal. Mowing, Brush, Tree, Pricker Removal. No Job Too Big or Small. 15 Years Exp. 203 530-4447

Fall ClEaN-UPS No job too big or small. Vacuum service available Please call 203-630-2152

FALL CLEANUPS Starting Now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! 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

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Home Improvement All Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchs, 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


WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

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C&M ConstruCtion *THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Landscaping BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Certified Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, Stairs, Shrub Replacement, Landscape Design/ Renov., Mulch/Stone, Waterfalls/Ponds, Lawn Repair/Install, Drainage/ Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. We’re on Angie’s List! Free Est. HIC#0563661 203-237-9577 FALL Cleanup, Leaf Removal, Pruning & Trimming Hedges & Trees. 10% Sr. Discount (203) 600-4500

Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Leaf Blowing & Removal Fall 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 LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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SIMPLY Devine Plumbing Highest quality installation & service. No job too big or small. 203-514-0434. simplydevineplumbing. com

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

Buying? Selling? Marketplace is the answer.

CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality-Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions, Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

Masonry BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair & much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. #601857 203 7545034 or 203-565-7129 LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT#600890 203 732-4544 MCCABE MASONRY AND CONCRETE LLC, decorative of concrete, foundation, all types of masonry, new construction and repairs, www., license insured. Call 203-641-7905 or 860-621-4408 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

You name it with Marketplace, anything goes. W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

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

Power Washing POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Ins. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699


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Painting & Wallpapering EddiEs Total Home Painting Ext/Int, powerwashing, decks, sheetrock repair, ceilings. 203 824-0446 #569864 JM Lawncare Fall Cleanups Snow Removal Junk & Brush Removal Free Estimates 860-796-8168 RJ LARESE Landscaping Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Fall Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782 A & A Lawn Care Fall clean-ups, snowplowing hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638 A&A LAWN CARE Dumpster Rentals. Fall Cleanups. Mulch. Walls, Walks & Patios. Free Est. #584101 Jim 203 237-6638

Painting, interior & exterior, power washing, repair/ removal of wallpaper, popcorn ceiling & drywall. Lic/ hic 0637346. For free est call Mike 860-794-7127.

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

Plumbing CARL’S Plumbing & Heating 20% Sr Citizen Discount. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395

C&M ConstruCtion *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% off 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality- Kitchens/ Bath Siding, Roofing Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit cards accepted 203-6346550 CT Reg #0632415

Roofing, Siding, WindoWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Siding, Roofing Windows, Decks Sunrooms, Additions 203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Tree Services Gary Wodatch LLc Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S Tree Service In business 31 years Tree removal. Stump grinding.Crane Service. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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Apartments For Rent

Pets For Sale

MERIDEN- 1 bedroom, living room, dining room, appliances included, $625 mo. 1 month and 1 month security. 203-668-6464.

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1st Floor. 5 RMs Eat-In Kitchen, Hdwd Flrs. 2 Porches, WD Hookup Off-Street Parking Heat, HW and Trash Pickup Included No Pets/No Smoking $1350. 203-464-1847

Meriden and Wallingford Veterinary associates now offers wellness care packages. from puppies to kittens, that can include spay and neuters, to senior plans that can include dentals. Packages are discounted from regular fees and monthly payments are set up. call us with more information on this great deal. 203-634-1333

MERIDEN 1 BR, East Side. 1st Fl. Bright & Modern. Large Kitchen. All Appliances + Dish Washer. Off St. Parking. $725/ mo. Call 203 269-0763

MERIDEN 2/3BR, 2nd Fl. Spacious, Modern. Appliances incl. Off st parking. Sec 8 Approved. $800 + sec. Interested? Call Judy 203 927-8215 Meriden 2-3 BR 2nd Floor Apt. Freshly painted. Nice area w/parking. $850/mo incl. fridge & stove, w/d hookup. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req. Sec & 1st mo rent. 203-608-8348. MERIDEN 2 BR, Lg 5 RM. All refinished hdwd flrs. New windows, fresh paint. Off st parking, WD hookup. Porch & deck. $995. 203 599-5130 MERIDEN 2 BR, Single Family House. New kitchen, new bath. 1 car garage. WD hookups in basement. $945. Also 1st Fl, 1 BR Apt-$645. Call Jonah 203 430-0340 MERIDEN 2 BR, Large 3rd Fl Apt. Appliances incl. Off street parking. Freshly painted. $775 + security. Cook Ave. (203) 314-4964 MERIDEN 2BR Townhouse 1.5 Baths. Clean & Quiet. Small complex. Amenities. West Side. No pets. $1000 + utils. 203-269-9755 MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Near Hubbard Park. 2nd Fl. 2 BR. Appliances, WD hookup. off st parking. No smoking. Small dog allowed. $975. (860) 344-1957 MERIDEN-WALLINGFORD Line Large Modern 1 & 2 BR Condo. Laundry. No pets. $700 & $925 + Utils. Call (203) 245-9493 SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, 4 Rms, 1st Fl . Appls. Off st parking. Newly renovated. No smoking. No pets. $760. (860) 6214463 or 860 302-6051 SOUTHINGTON Immed Occup 2 BR apt, large kit w/ ref & range. Ample storage space, off st parking, safe, quiet residential neighborhood. 1st flr. No smoking, no pets. $875 plus utils. Call 860 628-8386 WALFD 2 BR, 2nd Fl, Glass Porch, Appli., WD Hookup, Storage, Off St. Parking, No Pets, Very clean. Owner/ Agent $825 203 269-7348

Wallingford 4 Rms, 2 BRs. Off Street Parking. Duplex on cul-de-sac. No pets. $900+ utilities. (203) 284-1853

WALLINGFORD - Clean 2Br APT, 2nd Fl. W/D Hookup, storage, off street parking, No Smoke/pets, $900, 203-464-0766 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse, end unit. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Private entrance. Off street parking. Walk to school. $875/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WLFD. 2 BR, 3rd flr, electric heat, gas hot water. $900/ mo plus util, washer & dryer included. Off st parking. No pets. 203-915-6183 YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2 bedrm apt, off st. parking, laundry room, big yard, no pets, 6 mo. lease, Wilcox Ln. 203-265-3939

Roomates NEW BRITAIN Room for rent with access to rest of house. $650/mo everything included. Quiet person. 203 235-2304

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


Fall Package Riding Specials Birthday Parties Pony Rides Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www. 203-238-1600

Lawn and Garden

LAWN MoWer, Ariens, Wide Area Walk Mower, Model WAW1034, 34 inch cut. Exc Condition. $1100. Please Call: 203-235-4640

Snowblowers & Throwers SNOWBLOWER 2 Stage, 8 HP 24” Yard Machine. $375. (203) 237-3790

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Moving MUST SELL Six months old Frigidaire Black Gas stove, asking $550. Call after 3 p.m. Call (203) 907-9758 USED Washer & Dryer Good Working Condition. $200 for Both. Must Pick Up. 203 440-1733

Miscellaneous For Sale BED Frame, Twin, Maple $95. Mitre Saw, Manual, Metal $25. Pet Cage $40; Micrometers, 1” $20. Baby Dresser, Maple $30. (203) 235-1154 DOORS, Bay and Multi Double Hung Windows. Call 203 233-3657 ORIENTAL RUG 9x13. Beautiful pattern. Asking $1,000 Or best offer. Call (203) 699-5464 PILOT 2310 3 Wheel Scooter w/battery & charger. 47”L, 22”W. 3 yrs old. hand controls, side mirrors, 2 baskets. $1500. (203) 269-6238

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

TROYBILT 8HP Leaf Shredder & Wood Chipper Reduces 6 bushels of leaves to 1 bushel. Includes extra collection bags. Very good cond. Asking $475. Call (860) 628-9564

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver, China, glass, Military, Musical. Anything Old & Unusual. Single item to an Estate. 203 235-8431

Wood / Fuel & Heating Equip SEASONED FIREWOOD Cut & split. 18-20” Delivery or Pick Up $200/cord - $125/half cord 203-294-1775

Always a sale in Marketplace. EARLY SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden. MikE 203 631-2211

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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

If you can’t find it in Marketplace it’s not for sale.

PISTOL PERMIT Or Long Gun Certificate Required for Connecticut Residents. 1 Session, $110. 203 415-1144

2ND Generation Buys Napier & costume jewelry, old lamps & shades, old bookends, Winchester items, old Xmas, old toys, estates. 203 639-1002 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608

Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace. ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575 ANYTHING OLD WE BUY! (Call Us) FRANK’S (203) 284-3786 WANTED Swords, daggers, helmets, medals etc. Call 203-238-3308

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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

THE Old brick factory, indoor & outdoor. Antique & vintage collectible. Sat & Sun, 9-3, 387 So. Colony St, Meriden, 203-600-5075.

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

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

TRUMPET Wanted for elementary school child, gently used. Please call 203-265-5713

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BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES FOR SALE! Father: Italian Cane Corso Mastiff - Blue Bloodline. Mother: American Pitbull Terrier, Razors Edge Blue Bloodline. Blue & fawn male and females available now! Exceptional family dogs! Priced $600-$800. Call Jason - 203-980-6186

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North Haven Meadowstone Motel Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Weekly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

Attention Dog Owners! Dog Obedience and Canine Good Citizen Classes starting October 7 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Giannetti, Phil Huntington & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-2722743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.

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

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