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BOE explains bullying policy By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER

An information session was held prior to last week’s Board of Education meeting to inform the public and the board on the bullying policy in the district. Assistant Superintendent Maureen Brummett explained changes had been made to the policy recently because of changes made on the state level this past July. Brummett said previously the definition of “bullying” was defined according to the bully’s intentions. Now, the definition of bullying focuses on the impact it makes on the victim and the environment of the school. One change made to the policy requires anyone— a teacher, bus driver, administrator— to report incidents of bullying. The policy lists several situations where bullying can occur and what can be considered bullying. One criteria for bullying is does it create a hostile environment or cause physical or emotional harm to another student or his/her property. Also, there are additional changes in the policy focus on bullying “outside of the school setting,” i.e., cyberbullying, which would be bullying via the internet, and bullying through

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mobile electronic devices. In Plainville, Brummett said, there were five verified acts of bullying since 2008. This school year, so far, there have already been five verified cases of bullying. “There are proactive measures being taken,” Brummett told the board last week. She listed several programs that are held at the elementary and middle school levels, and district bus drivers have been trained on how to identify bullying and what to do if it occurs. Programs such as guest speakers, Play to Learn, HOPE and a bully-proof curriculum has been practiced at the elementary level. At the Middle School of Plainville, common language is practiced, and an event was held based on the book “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” which reinforced respectful behavior. The middle school also has two initiatives: “See something, say something;” and “Pause before you post,” in an effort to encourage the student to keep a respectful environment. At the high school, names programs, mentor lessons and morning announcements are steps the school has taken to prevent bullying. More information on

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Laurel Lanes hosted the Ninth Annual Thanksgiving Bowl-a-thon Classic on Saturday. The event honored Dr. William Petit, Diane Kraut, Noreen Robinson and the late Dr. Donald Greiner. The event drew 84 participants, spread out over 21 lanes at the bowling alley. Savannah, left, Samuel, Harold, and Steven Robinson were among the participants in the event.

Zen Bar hosts benefit for ailing toddler By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER

Southington resident Denny Phinney has teamed up with Plainville’s Zen Bar to host a Dec. 10 fundraiser for the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation. Phinney became aware of the obscure disease when his one-year-old daughter Mia was diagnosed after a series of health problems.

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“The ear infections were literally on a weekly basis,” Phinney said. “It got to the point where they put in ear tubes and did a biopsy. Afterwards, we found out she had it.” Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetic disorder affecting the cilia – microscopic structures that line airways throughout the body. When the cilia are not function-

ing, the body is not able to protect its respiratory system. This leads to numerous infections that can cause severe damage. Mia now needs to take a steroid inhaler, saline spray and antibiotics each day, and this is when she is feeling healthy. When the condition flares up, even more medication is necessary. While dealing with the

disease, Phinney realized just how under the radar PCD is, despite having a foundation devoted to it. The disease currently has no cure. “People hear foundation and assume its some gigantic government-funded thing with a huge staff,” he said. “The PCD Foundation has no staff. It’s all on a volunteer basis.”


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Boards choose chairs after election By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF REPORTER

After the elections, the next order of business is to swear in the members of both the Board of Education and Town Council, and choose chair and vice chair people. At the board’s monthly meeting last week, Republican Andrea Saunders was appointed as chair. Out of the members on the board, Saunders is

the Republican who has been serving the longest. “I hope we can work together and make this a successful board,” Saunders said. Appointed for vicechair was Republican, and newcomer, Lisa Buckley. Other newcomers to the board are Mike Guiliano, Deb Hardy and Robert Anderson, all Republicans. Democrats Barbara Willard and Charlotte Koskoff were

both re-elected to serve another term. On the Town Council side, former councilor, and Republican Kathy Pugliese was appointed chair of the council for one year, and Republican Scott Saunders was appointed vice-chair. Pugliese thanked many people for their support, and added that she has “every confidence that the new council will do a spectacular job.”

“I know change can be exciting and it can be somewhat mysterious,” Pugliese said. Michael Mastrianni was also appointed as the new town attorney and Duncan May was appointed as the new town treasurer. Comments? Email knaples@bristolobserver.c om.

Bowling alley collects food Laurel Lanes of Plainville is holding its annual food drive in November for the Plainville Food Pantry for the holiday season. From the left, Barbara Galbo and Ed Binder, from the Friday Night Frenchie’s Mixed League, Laurel employee and bowler, Luke Lacki, and Cheryl Gervais, from the Laurel Women’s Sport League.

Police blotter Plainville police reported the following incidents: •Shana Thomasen, 23, of 31 Alderson Ave., Plainville, was charged on Nov. 12 with disorderly conduct. She was held on a $2,500 bond for a Nov. 14 court date. •Matthew A Spencer, 24, of 31 Alderson Ave., Plainville, was charged on Nov. 12 with disorderly conduct. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Nov. 14 court date. •Nori L. Jankowski, 38,

of 131 Boehmia St., Plainville, was charged on Nov. 10 with second degree breach of peace and third degree criminal mischief. She was held on a $5,000 bond for a Nov. 10 court date. •Jonathan M. Aiudi, 45, of 131 Boehmia St.t, Plainville, was charged on Nov. 10 with second degree breach of peace and third degree criminal mischief. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Nov. 10 court date.

•Barbara Ames, 36, of 106 Bond St., New Britain was charged on Nov. 14 with two counts of second degree failure to appear and first degree failure to appear. She was held on bonds totaling $2,000 Nov. 15 court date. •Kazimiera Kowalczyk, 55, of 5 Perron Rd., Plainville, was charged on Nov. 14 with interfering with an officer and refusal to submit to fingerprinting. They were held on a $2,500 bond for a Nov. 15 court

date. •Brandon Marra, 19, of 202 South Main St., Torrington, was charged on Nov. 14 with third degree criminal trespass. He was held on a $2,500 bond for a Nov. 28 court date. •Edwin Gomez, 44, of 69 Broad St., Plainville, was charged on Nov. 15 with third degree assault, third degree strangulation, second degree threatening, second degree unlawful restraint and second degree

breach of peace. He was held on a $50,000 bond for a Nov. 16 court date. •Michael A. Carbone, 29, of 22 Atwood St., Plainville, was charged on Nov. 18 with second degree failure to appear, illegal possession of heroin, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating under suspension. . He was held on bonds totaling $10,250 for a Nov. 28 court date.

•Devon P. Cropley, 20, of 227 Lazy Lane, Southington, was charged on Nov. 16 with disorderly conduct and second degree unlawful restraint. He was held on a $2,500 bond for a Nov. 17 court date. •Timothy J. Falco, 29, of 11 C Reggie Way, Broad Brook, was charged on Nov. 16 with first degree failure to appear. He was held on a $10,000 bond for a Nov. 16 court date.



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Body of teen found at Plainville High By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER

Last Tuesday, the body of a 17-year-old male student was found on the Plainville High School athletic field, at around 6:30 a.m. The body was found behind the bleachers on the athletic field, and American Medical Response pronounced the youth deceased at 6:50 a.m. Sergeant Gary Blake, of the Plainville Police Department, said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner had ruled the death as a suicide. A press release said the school or the public were never in harm’s way, at any time. Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching said each school in Plainville has a crisis team, which convenes immediately when an incident like this happens. The team also practices what to do in

events of this magnitude, so they are prepared to act accordingly. “The team met first thing in the morning with the principal, counselors and psychologists,” said Kitching, who was acting as a liaison to the media during the events following the discovery of the body. “My goal, when something like this happens, is to protect administrators, staff and students from the media.” He said the main priority is to make sure school officials, teachers and staff “are focused on the students.” Kitching said announcements were made, notifying the school of the event, and said counselors and psychologists were made available, and would be available as needed. He said each day counselors and psychologists

would debrief, sometimes more than once each day, regarding the kinds of scenarios they were seeing among the students. Maintaining order and keeping the school day “as normal as possible” was another area Kitching said is important in a traumatic situation, like the one Plainville experienced last week. He said considering the circumstances, the timing and “magnitude of the incident, I was proud of the way the students and staff responded.” “There was a lot of outpouring of support, students were helping each other when they needed it, and feelings were being recognized,” Kitching said, adding that students and staff were respecting each other, and showed respect for the student and his family.

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Bullying From page 1 the town’s bullying policy can be found on the district’s website at www.plainville The bullying presentation was one of a series of informational sessions that will be held before monthly board meetings. Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching said the sessions, which will cover various topics, are meant to “inform and educate the board members and the public.” Other upcoming sessions will be related to the budget and special education costs. All of the presentations are open to the public and will be held prior to board meetings each month at the Plainville High School cafeteria.


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Above, Alicia Rosthowski, left, Jill Carssluis, and Morine Gottlin enjoy themselves at the Ninth Annual Thanksgiving Bowl-a-thon Classic at Laurel Lanes, Plainville From page 1 on Saturday. At top right, Tom bowls. Lower right, Tom, left, Regina, Lori, and A past employee of the Frank gather for a photograph at the fundraiser. Zen Bar, Phinney turned to them when he decided he wanted to do something on behalf of the foundation. “I’ve known Denny for a long time and I was sad to hear about his daughter getting diagnosed,” said Zen Bar owner John Carlo. “We think of the Zen Bar like a family and we try to help our friends out, especially around the holidays.” During the fundraiser, a raffle will be hosted and several businesses from both Plainville and Southington have contributed. While donations will be collected, there is no charge to attend. The Kenny Mehler Band will provide live music. “I feel like this is the kind of thing we have to do,” Carlo said. “You can’t just take from a community and not give. It’s a positive feeling to know you can help out.” The fundraiser starts on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

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Letters Welch says Happy Thanksgiving To the editor: Each year, as I prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with my family, I reflect on the many things I have to be thankful for in my life. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and the opportunity to serve my community as state senator. I feel both honored and humbled to hold this position. While each day brings new challenges, it also brings new opportunities to help the people of Plainville,

Bristol, Plymouth and Harwinton. We all just experienced considerable challenges after the October nor’easter. How did we respond to those challenges? We came together. We helped each other. We looked after the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods. We became closer as a community. I am hopeful that the spirit of giving will continue as we all do our part to make our state a better place to live. Yes, we have great chal-

lenges, but by working together we can meet and beat those challenges. I also plan to continue to hold more “Senator on Your Sidewalk” community events like the one I held at J. Timothy’s Taverne on Nov. 17. I feel that hearing directly from taxpayers makes me a better legislator. From my family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving. Jason Welch State Senator (RBristol, Plainville, Plymouth, and Harwinton)

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Rep. Betty Boukus (D-Plainville, Bristol, New Britain) receives the 2011 Working Lands Alliance ‘Legislator Appreciation Award’ — a bushel of Connecticut-grown produce and a bottle of Connecticut wine — from Cris Coffin, New England Director of the American Farmland Trust, during the WLA’s 11th annual meeting at the State Capitol in Hartford on Nov. 16.

Boukus recognized by WLA State Representative Betty Boukus (D-Plainville, Bristol, New Britain) has been recognized by the Working Lands Alliance (WLA) for her work to preserve Connecticut’s farmland, a press release from Boukus’s office announced In the 1980s, the release said, the state was losing farms at a pace of 80 per year. Since farmland preservation has become a prominent issue over the past

decade, total Connecticut farmland has increased from 357,154 acres in 2002 to 405,616 in 2007. WLA Vice-Chair Cris Coffin said in a press release, “The Working Lands Alliance is honoring Rep. Boukus with our legislative leadership award for her incredible dedication to Connecticut agriculture and leadership on the State Bond Commission.” The General Assembly

has made a strong commitment to farmland preservation by authorizing $10 million per year in bonding over the next two years, the release from Boukus said. “Connecticut’s farmland is a valuable resource,” Boukus said in the release. “The state has turned a corner and is working very hard to aid local farms and protect farmland.”

Grab lunch and learn some math “Lunch-time Math Movie Film Festival” will be available, free of charge, to current and prospective Pre-GED/GED students. “Fractions” (what fractions represent, how to judge the relative sizes of different fractions, calculating with them, and solv-

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The Young Professionals for United Way will be holding its 1st Annual Winter Wine Gala on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Lyman Kitchens in Hartford. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tastings will occur until 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut. The community is invited to attend this exciting wine tasting fundraiser to sample over 20 wines, try hors d’oeuvres made by a local chef and enter to win raffle prizes. Wine Cellars 4 in Farmington will be provid-

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World Miracle Center Church and Pastor Miguel Angel Nieves is building a church in the town of Plainville. The church has invited the community to Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville on Friday, Dec. 9. The English meeting will be starting at 5 p.m. and the Spanish meeting will be starting at 7 p.m. Special guest speakers will be Brother Bob West from WIHS 104.9 FM and Rev. Ramon Cordero from Templo Sion Pentecostal in New Britain.




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National Care Giver Month: Celebrating family caregivers

Stephen Allaire Elder Security Debbie turned the ringing alarm off. It was 6 a.m. and time to get herself ready for the day. Her son would be there soon to help her shower and dress her husband, Jim. Her son came every day before work to help because Debbie, at 75-years-old and suffering with arthritis, could not lift

Jim out of bed or help him to the shower. This has been the daily routine since Jim’s stroke a year ago. When her son leaves for work, Debbie spends the day caring for Jim’s needs. President Barack Obama, in his Presidential Proclamation of National Family Caregivers Month, 2011 states: “Across our country millions of family members, neighbors, and friends provide care and support for their loved ones during times of need. With profound compassion and selflessness, these caregivers sustain American men, women, and children at their most vulnerable moments, and through their devoted acts, they exemplify the best of the American spirit.” Statistics from the

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Obituaries Alanna Witick-Emerson, arborist Alanna J. WitickEmerson, daughter of Sally Witick of Terryville, and Wm. Michael Witick of Abbott, Maine, died in Norwich on Saturday, Nov. 12. Born in Presque Isle, Maine on Nov. 12, 1982, she graduated from Terryville Schools in the year 2000, and majored in Environmental Biology while studying at the University of Hartford, the UConn of Storrs and Central Connecticut State University of New Britain. She was employed by White Flower Farm in Litchfield, Winterberry Gardens in Bristol, and later receiving her State of Connecticut arborist license at the Bruce

Pauley Tree Co. She was married Sept. 22, 2007 to Petty Officer David Emerson of the United States Navy, stationed at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Besides her husband, she is survived by Jason James Plourd and Bill Krenicki; her maternal grandparents, Jennie Schultz of Terryville; paternal grandparents, Ernest Bragdon of Niantic and Margaret Witick of Terryville; her brother and sister, Aaron abd Lauren Witick of Terryville; step sisters, Martha and Ann Witick of Abbott, Maine; maternal aunts and uncles, Tita and Dr. Edward Schultz of


Basking Ridge, N.J., Arloa and Roger Schultz of Stratton, Vt., Hughette and Erwin Schultz of Plainville; paternal aunt and uncle, Patricia and Dr. Kenneth Payne of Stonington; abd many cousins She was predeceased by her grandfathers Erwin Schultz and Wm. Michael Witick Sr and her grandmother Florence Bragdon. Memorial donations may be made to ASCONN (Autism Society of Connecticut, P.O. Box 1404, Guilford, CT 06437 or to the Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 538, Thomaston, CT 06787. w w w. s c o t t f u n e r a l


Christopher Dumais, senior at Plainville High School Christopher Adam Dumais, 17, of Plainville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 15. He was the son of Ronald Dumais of Plainville and Denise Wagner of Farmington. He was born on April 26, 1994 in New Britain. He was a Plainville High School senior. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisters,

Jenna and A l y s s a Huntley of Farmington; his paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Dumais of Dumais Plainville; his maternal grandfather Michael Ritchotte of New Britain; and many extended family

members. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Bailey Funeral Home 48 Broad St., Plainville. Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville, CT 06062 or on their website

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Sports Our Athletes

Blue Devils stomp on Watertown’s good times By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

PLAINVILLE – The Watertown boys soccer team had a pretty good season in 2011. But the squad from Plainville wanted to put an end to that and did so in grand fashion. The Blue Devils simply used a formula that has worked just so well so many times this past season. With the game deadlocked at a 1-1 tilt, Plainville’s tandem of Daquan King and Allen Mehmedovic were not going to be denied. And within a wink of an eye, the game was quickly over and Plainville had won yet again. With 3:24 remaining in the contest, Mehmedovic – coming from the left – found King streaking to the Watertown goal and the duo went to work. King headed in a perfect pass from Mehmedovic on the right side of the goal as the seventh ranked Blue Devils scored a 2-1 victory over No. 10 from Alumni Field on Monday, Nov. 15. With the victory, the Blue Devils moved on to play Windham Tech and came away with a big 4-3 overtime victory on

Wednesday, Nov. 17 to get a semifinal showdown with No. 3 Suffield (17-1-0) this past Friday. Watertown (13-5-3) did a good job while poesessing the ball but not as good as Plainville did. And when it counted most, the Blue Devils came up big in an epic challenge with two goals to advance in the Class M tournament. “The better team tonight won,” Plainville coach Tim Brown said. “I’m pleased with the way we played, I’m pleased with the way we performed. Every boy did his job and did his job exceptionally well.” Credit belongs to the Plainville defense and goalie Alex Bawol – who saved eight balls and once again rose to the challenge. Defensive standouts Andrew Rottier, Pat Yung and Admir Kandic all made stops against aggressive attacks by Watertown as the physically bigger team was denied on almost every occasion. “(We) defended terrifically,” said Brown. “We owned the midfield. I don’t think (Watertown) was used to teams owning the midfield on them because they’re very capable in the middle, and we scared them

Boys soccer to death…we panicked them all night with our speed up top. Those are three deadly weapons and they just could not combat what we brought tonight.” The only gaffe Plainville made was when Watertown’s Luigi Calabrese was tripped in the Plainville goal box area with 33:58 left to play and the referees stopped the clock. Calabrese was awarded a penalty shot and just blasted the ball past Bawol to knot things up at 1-1 apiece. But even with the goal, Plainville still had the momentum on its side and just continued to attack like Watertown hadn’t scored at all in the first place. “It could have taken the winds out of our sails if they were dominating the game and we were holding on,” said Brown of the penalty kick goal. “At halftime, I said, ‘Boys, we’re not going to go out there and put (ourselves) behind the ball because we’re going to stick another one in.’” “I didn’t even discuss the possibility of a goal going in on us because we

were the superior side…I knew they hadn’t played a team like us.” Right away, the Blue Devils were right back at the Watertown goal after the penalty kick King took a shot at it the goal but keeper Dave Hughes (12 saves) was there to block it off. “We’re an aggressive side,” said Brown. “We’re not the biggest side in the world, but we play a brand of soccer that is total soccer. We’ve got quality but we’ve got aggression. We finish our tackles. We go to meet the ball. We take our knocks (and) we get up. These boys are just fearless.” “That’s what I instill in them and that’s what we put on the field.” Watertown had a couple big forwards and spent some time operating on the Plainville side of the field during points of the game but those dribble drives didn’t lead to very much. Again, when Watertown looked to have openings, Plainville shut the game down with its pesky defense. When the visitors got physical, Plainville matched that physicality and then some. “I think (Watertown) is used to inflicting its size on

PLAINVILLE 2, WATERTOWN 1 from Alumni Field, Plainville Watertown 0 1 – 1 Plainville 11–2 Scoring: 1. Daquan King (Allen Mehmedovic), Plainville, 23:22; 2. Luigi Calabrese (unassisted), Watertown 46:02; 3. King (Mehmedovic), Plainville, 76:36. Halftime: Plainville was leading 1-0. Shots: Watertown 12, Plainville 15. Saves: Watertown, Dave Hughes, 8; Plainville, Alex Bawol, 12. Corner Kicks: Watertown 1; Plainville 4. Records: Watertown 11-4-3; Plainville 13-2-3

(other teams) and they weren’t going to inflict themselves on us,” said Brown. “I made that clear to them, I didn’t have to tell the boys. They knew full well what they had to do and they came out and did it.” King and Mehmedovic hooked up earlier in the game and with 23:22 gone in the first frame, the duo scored the first goal of the game. Mehmedovic scooped up a ball that had bounced off a Watertown defender, slipped it to King who jammed it in the net and scored the first goal of the game. “We have two great finishers which I’m also not surprised with,” said Brown of King and Mehmedovic. “We’ve got the best finisher in the state (in King). The kid should be an All American.” Watertown showed great ball control throughout the contest but as time

wore on, there were more dribble drives than shots taken for the visitors. Once again, credit belonged to the Plainville defense. “We tried to deny them at midfield,” said Brown. “We wanted to cut off their service, which my outside midfielders did. Our goalkeeper was up to the standard tonight,” “It was just total football.” Off the game-winning goal, Plainville remained aggressive throughout the final 3:24 of the contest as time ran out on Watertown that propelled the Blue Devils with a quarterfinals date with Windham Tech from Eastern Connecticut State University. “Watertown got a dose of Plainville soccer tonight,” said Brown. “God bless them.”

Blue Devils’ mission against Watertown was simple: Victory By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

PLAINVILLE – Plainville’s boys soccer run has been epic and the squad has turned away a number of top 10 challengers as it made its way through the Class M bracket into the semifinals. Just ask Watertown who was blitzed by the Blue Devils from start to finish on Monday, Nov. 14. And when Watertown

came to Alumni Field, Plainville’s mission was simple: Victory. “We came in with one collective goal to dispatch (Watertown) and move on,” said Brown. “We knew they were a capable side, I watched them play the other night after our game. I saw what they had, I knew what their tactics were. I knew crosses into the middle would be trouble. I knew they had a lot of height at

Boys soccer the top…” “(In the victory) it was a case – from top to bottom – of everybody coming out and doing what was expected.” Watertown was an aggressive bunch but the problem was dealing with Plainville’s speed. No one in the CCC South could defend that

blazing speed and slowing down the surging Blue Devils has proven to be nightmarish. And you add in guys like Shane Pugliese, Admir Kandic and Nick D’Amico into the mix with Daquan King and Allen Mehmedovic, the task of playing Plainville is daunting, challenging and that crew nearly impossible to stop. Watertown had options

on offense but the Blue Devils simply had better ones to choose from. “We defended, we went forward, we owned the midfield and we were clearly the classier side,” said Brown. In the standings, there seemed to be an obvious omission when the Blue Devils always found itself outside the state’s top 10 teams this past season. Watertown has been in the top 10 mix for much of

the year but Plainville showed a capacity crowd a short Monday ago that the Blue Devils should have been given consideration in the top 10 long ago. “The Connecticut coaches poll never put us in the top ten,” Brown said. “(Watertown) stuck in it all year. I guess those coaches got a little bit of a wake-up call also.”

King, Mehmedovic: Plainville High School’s troubling twosome By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

Daquan King and Allen Mehmedovic aren’t Bert and Ernie from “Sesame Street”…and they aren’t Beavis and Butthead from MTV either. In fact, those three duos are easy to tell apart from each other if you truly break it down: One duo collects

paperclips, watches pigeons, and eats cookies in bed. One duo likes to watch television all day long, laughs at everything uncontrollably and enjoys burning stuff. One duo likes to score goals, out-pace their opponents and play for division championships. Again, it’s a duo that is just so capable on the soc-

cer field. King and Allen Mehmedovic are one of the best goal scoring tandems in Plainville soccer history but, it started a long time ago for the talented duo. And that has led to probably thousands and thousands of goals and assists for King and Mehmedovic. “As kids we grew up together playing on

Plainville soccer travel (teams),” said King. “We made a friendship and on the field, we were always trying to find each other. As you can see, it just works. We love playing with each other.” And there’s nothing fancy about the way the pair plays soccer but it’s the connection that brings them to another level. Add in a little unparallel

speed and you have a 1-2 punch that can quickly knock you out. Just ask Watertown. “We connect all the

time off and on the ball,” said Mehmedovic. “It’s just perfect for us.”

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Blue Devils make Rockville Rams pay By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

ROCKVILLE – The only price the Plainville Blue Devils had to pay in its CCC Divisional game at Rockville was the bill for all gasoline it took for the Blue Devils to make it to the Rams’ field.

Football Otherwise, Rockville was the squad that paid the price as Plainville smashed the Rams 40-8 in a CCC Interdivisional game that was a blowout from the start. And thanks to the running exploits of Plainville’s Joey Quintero, the Blue Devils’ special teams were

nearly mint on the evening and accounted for a number of the points scored in the game. Quintero ran a 54-yard punt return in for a touchdown and later in the third period, he made a kickoff return for 77 yards, adding another six points, as Plainville hit Rockville for multiple scores on multiple fronts. The game might not have been the best warmup for the its Thanksgiving Day challenge – in the form of Farmington – but during its two-game winning streak, Plainville has outscored opponents 92-16 and has been the usual physical bunch it has displayed over the past two

PLAINVILLE 40, ROCKVILLE 8 from Rockville High School Plainville 20 7 13 0 — 40 Rockville 0 0 0 8 — 8 Summary First Quarter P—Adam Foster 8 run (kick failed), 8:56 P—Chris Kuzia 36 run (kick failed), 6:13 P—Joey Quintero 54 punt return (Tony Lopizzo run), 2:35 Second Quarter P—Foster 4 run (Nick Moshier kick), 10:35 Third Quarter P—Quintero 77 kick return (kick failed), 11:45 P—Kevin Waite 12 run (Moshier kick), 6:29 Fourth Quarter R—Devin Charles 50 run (Charles run), :06

seasons. Credit also belongs to the Plainville defense as it took Rockville nearly 48 minutes to finally get on the scoreboard. In fact, with six seconds remaining, Rockville’s Devin Charles ran half the length

of the football field for a touchdown as the home team finally got on the board before time expired. Charles ran the ball in for a two-point conversion but with no chance left and down 40-8, Rockville knew the game was all but over.

off a Nick Moshier extrapoint. In the third period, Quintero made his stunning 77-yard kickoff return for a touchdown while Kevin Waite made a 12-yard jaunt into the end zone for another score as Plainville led 400 with 6:29 left in the contest. The game was quickly over from there. With the victory, Plainville moved back over the .500 barrier at 5-4 while Rockville slumped to 1-7 with its only win of the campaign coming against South Windsor. Comments? Email mletendre@BristolObser ver. com.

Plainville’s Adam Foster scored his first of two touchdowns with 8:56 left in the opening stanza as his eight yard jaunt made it a 6-0 game in quick fashion. Nearly three minutes later, Chris Kuzia – Plainville’s tough fullback – ran in a 36 yard touchdown as the road team scooped up a 12-0 edge with 6:13 left in the first. To finish the scoring in the frame, Quintero made his punt return and off a two-point conversion by quarterback Tony Lopizzo, the Blue Devils led 20-0. Early in the second tilt, Foster again rushed into the Rams’ goal – this time off a four yard burst – as the Plainville lead grew to 27-0

Blue Devils in thick of it at Class S meet By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

MIDDLETOWN – On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Plainville swim team was right back into the thick of things at the Class S state swimming championships from Wesleyan University.

Girls swimming The Blue Devils finished 15th overall with 142 points overall and made a number of big finishes in a

number of events. In the girls 200 yard medley relay, Plainville recorded a 14th place finish as Sarah Basile, Emily Zuckerman, Nicole Basile and Morgan Lacombe totaled a time of 2:11.68. In the 200 yard

freestyle, Sarah Basile took 22nd place while in the 50 yard freestyle, Megan Farmer finished 15th with a score of 27.31. In the 100 yard freestyle, Farmer took 15thwith a time of 1:00.53 and in the 500 yard

freestyle, Nicole Rogan (6:24.78) finished 22nd while Jen Heslin (6:27.89) was 23rd. Plainville made an 11th place showing in the 200 yard freestyle relay as Zuckerman, Jen Heslin, Lacombe and Farmer with a

time of 1:55.54. Sarah Basile took 18th in the 100-yard backstroke (1:11.24), Zuckerman took 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.99) while in the 400-yard freestyle, Farmer, Lacombe, Nicole and Sarah Basile was 11th (4:15.61).

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Good Times Our Night on the Town

In new play, ‘Simpsons’ writer explores meaning of ‘Nutmegger’ By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR

Bristol native and writer Mike Reiss typically dwells in the world of animation. He’s best known for his work on the long-running animated series, “The Simpson,” as well as writing scripts for the animated cult classics, “The Critic” and “Queer Duck.” But a suggestion made to him a year ago while he was visiting the Nutmeg State inspired Reiss to ramble into the world of live theater. And the result of this creative detour is “I’m Connecticut,” a new stage play which opens on Dec. 2 at Connecticut Repertory Theater at the University of Connecticut. Reiss, calling just minutes before he set off on a vacation trip to Colombia, said, he was visiting the University of Connecticut a year ago, and a friend— Frank Mack, the managing director of Connecticut Rep— said Reiss should try to write a play about Connecticut. At first, Reiss said, he took the suggestion for what it was worth, an offhand comment. But then, he began to think more about the possibilities. Reiss said he realized no one really writes about Connecticut. There aren’t many books about Connecticut. There aren’t songs about Connecticut. There aren’t many movies about Connecticut. Reiss found writing a stage play about Connecticut appealing because no one had done it before. After 23 seasons of writing for “The Simpsons,” Reiss said they have had plots regarding just about everything. There weren’t many ideas left to be mined, he explained. But a play about Connecticut “I had the whole state to myself,” said Reiss. So, Reiss said he figured he would write the definitive play about Connecticut. He envisioned the piece as something that schools or civic theater in the state could stage. And he said he thought the play could also take on a life beyond Connecticut and become sort of the Nutmeg State’s “Oklahoma.” Although this is Reiss’s first foray into a stage play,

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he said fans of “The Simpson” will recognize the same humor DNA he brings to that long-running series. “It moves fast. There’s a lot of visual humor. And there are a lot of characters,” said Reiss. Also, like “The Simpsons,” Reiss said there are times when “I’m Connecticut” is silly, others when it is smart and edgy. And like many episodes of “The Simpsons,” the play offers a heartwarming ending. “It’s a love letter to Connecticut,” said Reiss. Press materials explained “I’m Connecticut” is a “love story about a young man who grew up in Simsbury now living in New York City and searching for love. Amid the anxieties of dating, he begins to ask himself what a Nutmegger really is.” Reiss grew up in Bristol, so he was asked why does his character come from Simsbury and not the Mum City? Reiss said he’s never been to Simsbury. “I don’t know where it is,” said Reiss. But, he said, “It fits the theme of the play.” Plus, he said the name of the town—Simsbury— sounds like a “computer simulation of a real town.” There was another reason why Reiss made his character an escapee from Simsbury rather than Bristol. Past experience. In the past, Reiss said, he used friend’s names for characters in his scripts. He thought this was a nice tribute to the people he knew. But rather than be flattered, these friends were offended. Reiss said they would argue with him, noting they were nothing like the character’s created by

Jerry Adler, left, and Joyce DeWitt are part of the ensemble cast in Mike Reiss’s new play, ‘I’m Connecticut,’ playing Connecticut Repertory Theatre at the University of Connecticut. Reiss. And then, Reiss said, they would corner him and ask if that’s what they really felt about them. So rather than risk offending the city he still loves, he placed the main character in Simsbury rather than Bristol. Reiss’s most notable credits are in the world of animation, where characters can do anything and anything can happen to them. Reiss was asked if there were any challenges in writing for actual human beings and writing for the limitations inherent with a theatrical stage. Reiss said it wasn’t a challenge at all. Reiss explained he’s no stranger to working with actual humans. Prior to his

gig with “The Simpsons,” he was a writer for the sitcom, “Its Garry Shandling’s Show.” And even though, the show was not animation, he said anything could happen. So, the characters would talk to the audiences. There would be flashbacks. And so on. “It was like a stage play,” Reiss said of “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.” And, Reiss said, “That’s the kind of play I wrote… It’s kind of a stage version of (Woody Allen’s) ‘Annie Hall.’” The cast for the Connecticut Rep production includes Joyce DeWitt, former star of the television sitcom, “Three’s Company,” and Tony-Award winning actor Jerry Adler, who has appeared as characters in

many, many television shows through the years. “DeWitt is great, gorgeous… she’s funny,” said Reiss. “I can’t believe I get to hang out with her.” Reiss also enjoyed working with Adler. Adler’s character, Grandpa, is based on Reiss’s father—who was a doctor in Bristol. And Reiss said Adler kind of looks and sounds like his father. So working on “I’m Connecticut” is kind of like being with his father again, said Reiss. Reiss’s resume alone would make it possible for him to stage “I’m Connecticut” anywhere he wants. But he chose to stage it in Connecticut because “Connecticut had

the idea.” And he said the play is not about making money— no one writes for the theater for money, “It was just a fun exercise.” “I hope it comes out great,” said Reiss. “I’m Connecticut” plays the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, 2132 Hillside Road (on the UConn campus), Storrs from Dec. 2 to Dec. 10. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and a matinee on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. A preview performance is offered on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 to $29 and are available by calling (860) 486-4226.

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Kellie Lambert McGuire Observing The Arts It’s officially the holiday season, and the events are plentiful for those in search of some family entertainment. Miss Connecticut Teen USA – Southington’s Logan West – will be the storyteller at the annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts in Hartford. The event features breakfast, stories, carolers, crafts, photos with Santa, visit with the elves and Mrs. Claus, and more. Two seatings will be at 8 and 10 a.m. Dec. 3. Reservations are required. For tickets, which are $20 for kids and $22 for adults, call (860) 987-5900. Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble will give its holiday concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Prospect United Methodist Church,

99 Summer St., Bristol. The event features special guests All-Star Bell Choir, conducted by Jean Degan, and the brass quintet 5Metal Chemistry. Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Richard Theriault, former director of bands at Bristol Eastern High School and retired commander and musical director of the 102nd Army National Guard Band. 5-Metal Chemistry is a brass quintet featuring Christopher Baillargeon on trumpet, Gregory Hahn on trumpet, Michal Rentschler on French horn, Eric Myers on trombone, and Christopher Schrock playing tuba. Admission is free and it is open to the public. Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington has a new exhibit, “An American Collector’s Christmas,” on display through Dec. 31. The exhibit focuses on the Pope family’s 1901 holiday celebrations. View a selection of holiday cards and decorations inspired by the turn-of-the-century celebration. The exhibit is free with museum admission. Several other events are planned throughout the next month. A “Home for the Holidays” evening tours will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. The 60-minute tours start every half hour. Cost is $12; $6 for members. The last tour, at 6:30, features champagne and


Miss Connecticut Teen USA Logan West of Southington, left (posing with her predecessor Samantha Sojka), will be a guest reader at ‘Breakfast with Santa’ at The Bushnell in Hartford on Dec. 3. admission. Also on Dec. 4, enjoy “Meet the Pope Family,” with costumed interpreters portraying the family, from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Free with museum

festive nibbles; cost is $16 or $10 for members. Reservations are necessary. A holiday boutique will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, with free

admission. The museum is open from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 years and free for kids under age 6 and members. Hill-Stead Museum is located at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. Call (860) 677-4787 or visit Families can enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus, storytime with Mrs. Claus and sleigh rides on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 at Wood Acres Farm in Terryville. Reserved seating for breakfast — which includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, homemade biscuits and gravy — will be at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Advanced tickets are $15, or $17 at the door. Children ages 3 years and younger are free. The farm will also be accepting non-perishable food items for the local Plymouth Pantry. For more information, visit or call (860) 583-8670. POETRY READING: The final performance of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will be Dec. 2 at St. Joseph College in Farmington. The performance by poets Taylor Mali and Lisa Starr, which was scheduled at Hill-Stead Museum and postponed due to a storm, will be at

7:30 p.m. at the school’s Hoffman Auditorium. Tickets are $75, $25 and $15, and are available through the St. Joseph box office, or by calling (860) 231-5555, or online at www.sjc.universitytickets.c om. TIX ON SALE: Tickets are on sale now for “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass,” at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford on May 26. Glass is the creator of the public radio show “This American Life.” In the Bushnell show, Glass will talk about his program and how it’s put together, including what makes a compelling story, where they find amazing stories for the show, recount tales from particular shows and more. Tickets start at $35. Call (860) 987-5900 or visit MUSIC OF THE BEATLES: Tickets recently went on sale for a Jan 28 show by Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, at Wallingford’s Oakdale Theatre. Tickets are $75.50, $65.50, $45.50 and $25.50. Tickets are available at or Send arts and entertainment news and listings, including information on local musicians, artists, theater, film, books and more, to

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The Basics Zen Bar Open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., on Friday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 4.p.m. to 1 a.m. Dine-in, take-out, catering, and the restaurant is available to rent for private parties. 317 Farmington Ave., Plainville Phone (860)7478886.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 26 OTHER ST. ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1961 REUNION. 6 p.m., The Silo Restaurant, Farmington. (860) 589-5582. SINGLES DINNER AND THEATER. Sponsored by Social Connections. 6 p.m., meet at Paradise Pizza in New Britain. After dinner, go to New Britain’s Hole in the Wall to see “Jacques Lamarre Has Gone Too Far.” Reserve by Nov. 25. (860) 5828229.

PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1986 REUNION. VFW, Northwest Drive, Plainville. $25 per person. Send updated mailing address, questions, comments and suggests to

graduation party. Plainville High School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. $10 for adults, and $5 for students. (860) 747-3933.

OTHER STEAK DINNER. Presented by the French Model Council Club. $15 for steak, and $13 for hamburger steak. French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860) 223-9306.

THURSDAY, DEC. 1 OTHER FIRST ANNUAL WINTER WINE GALA. Presented by the Young Professionals for United Way. 5:30 p.m. Tastings until 8:30 p.m. benefits the United Way of West Central Connecticut. Wines Cellar 4 in Farmington provides wines. Lyman Kitchens, Hartford. $30 for tickets, $50 for two. Purchase tickets ahead of time, (860)582-9559. NOOK FARM BOOK TALKS. “The Loveliest Home That Ever Was.” 5 p.m., refreshments. 5:30 p.m. discussion. Mark Twain Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Reservations are recommended. Free., (860) 522-9258, ext. 317.


BOOK SIGNING. 5 to 7 p.m. Plymouth resident and town historian Judith Giguere will sign her book, “Plymouth Revisited.” American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. (860) 583-6070.

FUND RAISING PARTY FOR KEVIN MENDEZ. 5 to 9 p.m.Teen with epidermolysis bullosa, which makes his skin blister and open with painful lesions all over his body. Needs a hydraulic tub, which costs nearly $6,000. “Take Two” DJs. Pasta dinner. Prizes from area merchants. $15 at the door. Children 10 and under free. Franco-American Hall, 40 Barlow St., Bristol.



PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE CROSS. 7 p.m. Speaker Joanne Ceccarelli-Egan, L.C.S.W. An Advent program that can help you learn ways to decrease stress. St. Ann Church Hall, 215 West St., Bristol. (860) 582-8169.

CHARLEMAGNE CARD PARTY-DINNER-DANCE 2011. 1 p.m. Cards, followed by dinner followed by The Norm Flash and Starfires. French Model Council Club, 1375 New Britain. (860) 223-9306.




ZUMBA FOR A CAUSE. Ditch the workout and join the party. 7:30 p.m. Fund raiser for the Plainville High School seniors’

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13 PLAINVILLE BUSINESS WRITING: PERFECTING LETTER WRITING SKILLS USING COMPUTERS. Offered by Plainville Adult Education. Pre-register and fees. (860) 793-3209.

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PLAINVILLE 51ST ANNUAL FALL ART EXHIBIT AND SALE. The Art League of Plainville. Plainville Public Library. To raise funds for

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15 PLAINVILLE TATTOO ARTISTRY. Offered by Plainville Adult Education. Preregister and fees. (860) 7933209.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10 PLAINVILLE BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK. Sponsored by Plainville Recreation Department. Limited tickets. Leaves Municipal Center at 8 a.m. and leaves New York at 7 p.m. Bus will stop at Rockefeller Center, Macy’s, South Street Sea Port, where participants can pursue their own interests. (860) 747-6022. Pay at Recreation Office, 50 Whiting St., Plainville.

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SOUTHINGTON This D&J built home is like new located in Horse Farms Meadow, 8 room Colonial, with a two story entry, living room with cathedral ceiling, 1st floor family room with fireplace, master bedroom suite with whirlpool, walk in closet, two car garage, steel beam construction. $419,900

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Holiday listings NOV.25, 26 OTHER FARMINGTON VALLEY ARTS CENTER INAUGURAL HOLIDAY DÉCOR SHOWDOWN. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the boardwalk with enchanting decorations. Farmington Valley Arts Center, 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon Park North, Avon., (8600 678-1867.

SATURDAY, NOV. 26 SOUTHINGTON STUFF MY MOM’S SUV FOR CCMC. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Toy drive sponsored by 10-year-old Reilley Walden for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Rd., Southington

NOV. 26, 27 BRISTOL CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FAIR. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Santa will visit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for photographs. Thirty-nine vendors, bake sale and basket raffle. Breakfast and lunch. St. Gregory the Great parish, Parish CCD, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-8050.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30 OTHER NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP FOR HOLIDAYS. 7:30 a.m. leaves from Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington parking lot. Returns from the west side of 7th Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Bus will drop people off at 5th Avenue in the 80s, Rockefeller Center, 42nd St.,

and Canal Street and Battery Park. (860)673-6791.



DEC. 1-4 BRISTOL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE AND WREATH SALE. Thursday and Friday 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. All trees are freshcut within one week prior to the sale. Trees are 6 to 8 feet premium and grade no. 1 and range from $42 to $45 including balsam and Fraser fir and blue spruce. Live decorated and undecorated wreaths range in price from $12.50 and $34. Held by the St. Paul Catholic High School National Honor Society. St. Paul Catholic High School Senior Courtyard, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol.

FRIDAY DEC. 2 SOUTHINGTON HOLIDAY AUCTION. 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. Doors at 6 p.m. Various holiday items and gift certificates to be auctioned off.

DEC. 1 to 4 OTHER HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Holiday Masterworks. A concert with Hartford Chorale and Connecticut Children’s Chorus. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Belding Theater, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35.50 to $70.50. Student tickets are $10.

FUND RAISER CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. Bristol Garden Club 9:30 a.m., doors open. 10:30 a.m., Balsam Bling— Holiday Program. Speaker, Bill Graham. 12 p.m. lunch. The Clarion Hotel, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. Coordinator is Carm Valerio, (860) 589-0598.

DEC. 2-3 BRISTOL HOLIDAY BOOK SALE. Sponsored by the Bristol Public Library. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New and gift-quality used fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and media. Proceeds of the sale support the library’s programs and collections. Bristol Public Library, lower level gallery, High Street, Bristol.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3 BRISTOL SIXTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters, painted glassware, knitted items, ornaments, holiday novelty items, chocolates and gourmet food. Continental breakfast and a lunch of soup, grilled cheese and gingerbread. Proceeds benefit the Southing Fuel Bank. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8486. BUS TRIP TO RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL. 9 a.m. show. Benefits Greene-Hills School. $100 a person or $30 for just the bus. (860) 817-4789.

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6TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jewelry, Christmas ornaments, cookbooks, acrylic and wood pens, herbal tea samples, silk floral arrangements, gift jars and basket liners, handcrafted pottery, bird houses, Silpada jewelry, recycled bottle platters and dishes and items “Just for Kids,” including knits miscellaneous jewelry. Also for sale, gently used items. Arcadia photo book titles on Bristol, including the most recently published 2010 “Bristol Industry,” copies of the DVD “Bristol Remembered,” produced for the 225th anniversary celebration, baked goods sale.

PLAINVILLE CRAFTERS WANTED. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications for Plainville United Methodist Church’s Sleigh Bells Craft Fair are available. (860) 747-2328, (860) 7471262. SLEIGH BELLS CRAFT FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill Rd., Plainville. Refreshments and lunch available.

SOUTHINGTON CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington.


Federal Hill Green down to Bellevue, High and Main streets, Bristol. Singers, dancers, baton twirlers, bands, jugglers, more. OLDE ENGLISH HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE. Noon to 3 p.m. 3 to 4 p.m., lessons and carols concert in the Olde English tradition from Holiday shopping and Christmas choral music, craft vendors will be offering baked goods, jewelry, silk scarves, bath, body and home products, quilts, handbag, children’s books and more. First Congregational Church, Federal Hill Green, 31 Maple St., Bristol.

TUESDAY, DEC. 13 SOUTHINGTON AQUA TURF CHRISTMAS PARTY. Annual holiday celebration. Contact Helen Marinelli, tour director, (860) 747-3723.

FRIDAY, DEC. 31 OTHER NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ring in the New Year with Norm Flash and Starfires. Dinner (filet mignon and chicken), and party favors. The French Model Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860) 2239309.

NOW BRISTOL HOLIDAY PLANTS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturdays through Dec. 3. Cyclamen and Christmas cactus. Candy Kitchen has turkey and pilgrim pops. Quarter-pound boxes filled with four candies and jams and relishes. The Growing Center at the Bristol Adult Resource Center, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

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TUCKER TIME. 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. All ages. 15 minute reading session with Farmington Library’s dog Tucker. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Cal (860) 6736791 to schedule your time.

WINTER WONDERLAND. Stroll through joyful treasures and displays surrounded by a holiday backdrop. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.

SUNDAY, NOV. 27 BRISTOL SANTA SUNDAY. 3 to 5 p.m. Holiday party for children. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.

NOV. 28-JAN. 9 BRISTOL MUSIC MAKERS. 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Mondays. Forty-five musical workshop for children ages 2 1/2 to 5. Sing, dance, and enjoy musical books. Bristol Hospital, Brewster Street, Bristol.

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BRISTOL ~ Well kept 3 BR, 11⁄2 BA Raised Ranch in Forestville area. Fea include: EIK, FLR and DR, LL FR w/half bath and laundry and also has a 2 car garage. Beautiful corner lot. Great family home. ASKING $198,900

SOUTHINGTON: JUST LISTED! WOW! Take a look at this mint estate set on 6 acres. This 13 room, 5 BR, 4 BA home has everything you can ask for. Private setting with exceptional views. Sit on the balcony overlooking the pond or play a game in the billiards room. Call for all the details.

BRISTOL ~ Federal Hill Colonial! A little restoration is all that this home needs. 10 rooms, 5 BRs, 2 BAs, sunroom, FDR, living room with FP, fisr flr MBR, wrap around front porch, 1 car garage. REDUCED $149,900

BRISTOL: ~ Completely remodeled Raised Ranch. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, new windows, new doors, 2 large decks, family room, a must see. ASKING $221,900

BRISTOL: JUST LISTED! ~ Totally remodeled 6 room Ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, new kit w/granite CTops, family room, open floor plan. ASKING $179,900

BRISTOL: JUST LISTED! ~ This 8 RM, 3 BR, 3 BA home features a large EIK, FDR w/FP, great room, theater room, exercise room, hardwood floors, possible 4th BR in LL, cul-de-sac private setting. $269,900

BURLINGTON: Take a look at this 5 room Colonial with 2 BRs, 2 baths, LR with FP, master suite on first floor, whirlpool tub, 1 acre lot. $179,900

BRISTOL: Well kept home located on a dead end street. 7 rooms, 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, family room with fireplace, hardwood floors, inground pool, eat-inkitchen, 2 car garage.

BRISTOL: Sunny and bright Raised ranch with 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms. 2 baths, eat-in-kitchen, FDR, family room, C/Air, 1 car garage, quiet setting. ASKING $224,900


BRISTOL ~ Ranch style Condo on the first floor. This featrues 4 rooms, 2 BRs, 1 bath, fully applianced kitchen, C/Air, decks off each BR, just painted. ASKING $119,900

BRISTOL ~ What a deal on this 7 room Cape. This is not your ordinary Cape - take a look at this expanded home with a first floor great room, FP, EIK, 4 BRs, 1.5 baths, covered deck overlooking private yard & 2-car garage. REDUCED $159,900

ASKING $219,900

BRISTOL ~ Take a look at this English Tudor style Townhouse. This unit features 4 RMs, 2 BRs, 11⁄2 BAs, 1st floor laundry, private back patio, LR w/FP, full basement, 1 car garage, End Unit, very private. ASKING $156,900

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Transportation Auto for sale BUICK 85 Park Ave. Exc. Cond. Very Low Miles. Interested Parties Call 203-754-7104 BUICK 93 Park Ave Ultra. Clean, reliable, new front brakes, 125K mi. $1975. 203-879-2671 CADILLAC 86 Sedan Deville front wheel drive 90,000 mi, many extras $1500. Call Rick 203-558-9885 CHEVROLET 2001 Cavalier, 4 cyl, AT, PS, PB, AC, sunroof, 4 dr., runs exc., 144k. $2350. 203-518-1548

Sport utility JEEP 94 Cherokee 4DR Red, 4.0 6cyl, AT, PS, PB, AC 4x4. Runs looks great. $1850. 203-217-2676 JEEP 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 6 cyl. 1owner, low mi., Sharp, clean, $3800/best 203-754-2857

99 VW Jetta AT A/C $2699 04 Dodge Neon AT A/C $2999 01 Chevy Malibu LS Loaded $2999 00 Buick Century 1 owner $3499 02 Chevy Cavalier LS Lo Mi$3999 01 Pontiac Gr. Am SE Lo Mi$4399 04 Chevy Cavalier Loaded $4999 05 Dodge GrCaravan 7pass$4999

SUV & TRUCKS 04 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 $2999 98 Dodge Durango AT 4x4 $2999 98 Jeep Gr Cherokee 4x4 $3699 02 Buick Rendezvous AWD $3999 02 Chev Trailblazer 4x4 $3999 00 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 $3999 02 Mazda Tribute LX, AWD, Low Miles $6599 00 Dodge Ram 150 4x4 SLT, only 77,000 miles $7999

2075 Meriden Rd, Wolcott 203-879-7800 HONDA 97 Civic Coupe A/T, 135K mi, rebuilt tranny, great cond in & out. Asking $2900 call Paul 860-655-8465 INFINITI 98 530 AT, Loaded, Exc. Cond. Hi Mi. Saturn 02 L200 AT, Loaded. $1250 ea. 203-509-1707 INFINITY 94 Q45 4DR, Pearl white V8 A/T loaded lthr m/roof 158K runs strong $2350 203-217-2676 LINCOLN 95 Town Car. Lincoln Lovers Dream! Loaded Mint. Fla. Car! $3999/best 203-808-2016 MAZDA 00 626 GS 4DR, Grey 4 cyl 5sp all power 150K runs new Mint cond. $2900 203-217-2676 NISSAN 92 Sentra reliable, new parts. Good on gas. Needs paint job. $1100/best 860-890-2649 PLYMOUTH 68 Signet 2 DR, 79,000 mi, slant 6 eng. $2000 Call 203-879-2544 after 8pm, leave name & number. PONTIAC 04 Grand Am- Sharp silver, A/T, A/C, CD, all power, nice! $3200 Call 203-695-5556 PONTIAC 76 Firebird V8, new paint, rebuilt eng., $4000/best. Call Jose, 203-232-6510 SATURN 01 SW2 85kMi. 1 owner $1800/best offer call 203-879-5181 after 5pm SATURN 99 SL2 AT, 4cyl, 79k, s/roof new brakes tune-up, tires. Runs good. $2450 203-725-1455 SUBARU 98 Impreza Wagon AWD new wtr pump, time blt 5sp all pwr, AC, 152K $2400 203-982-8780 VOLKSWAGON 00 Jetta Runs great, 5 spd, brks/tuneup 173k, $2200/best. 203-759-1617

Sport utility CHEVROLET 98 Tahoe LT. 4x4 Loaded. Runs Great. Needs Minor Work. $1650. 203-509-1707 DODGE 00 Durango XLT blue, A/T, A/C, CD 150K mi., 3rd row, 4x4 $3200 Call 203-232-8282 FORD 00 Excursion Limited. Good condition, clean 138k V10. $5800 or best offer. Brian 774-836-4469


HONDA 03 Odessey 6cyl, dual sliding drs, 7 passenger, loaded, gar. kept, $5900. 860-919-7531 PLYMOUTH 97 Voyager SE Red, auto, V-6 135K extra clean, 7 pass. $1750 firm 203-721-0925

Parts & Repair TIRES 2 WINTERFORCE RADIAL SNOWS SIZE 215/60/16. VERY GOOD COND. $139. 203-757-1747 TIRES (4) P20575R15 mounted on Stock Colorado 6 lug rims. $125 or best offer. Must sell. 860-585-8408.

Automotive wanted AAAA DONATION, Donate your car, boat, or Real Estate. IRS tax deductible. Free pick-up/Tow. Any model/condition. Help under privileged Children Outreach Center: 1800-883-6399. CASH FOR CARS: Any Make, Model or Year. We pay more! Running or not, sell your car or truck today. Free towing. Instant Offer: 1-800-8710654. DONATE YOUR VEHICLE, Love in the name of Christ. Free towing & nonrunners accepted. 800-549-2791. Help Us Transform Lives in the name of Christ. DONATE YOUR VEHICLE! Receive Free Vacation Voucher. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free mammograms. Breast Cancer info Free towing, fast non-runners accepted. 24/7. 1-888444-8216.

WE BUY USED CARS/ JUNK CARS Free towing. We Pay Top Dollar We beat everyone's price. 203-577-9488/ 203-437-0118

MDS COORDINATOR Abbott Terrace Health Center, a 205 bed skilled nursing facility is seeking a FT experienced MDS Coordinator with comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and management experience required. We offer a competitive salary, full benefit package including a 401K plan. Abbott Terrace Health Center is an Athena Health Care System facility. An Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, email Maryellen Royka, DNS at

MEDICAL SECRETARY seeking a mature & reliable individual with 2 yr plus exp. to workin within a med. front office setting. PT 16-24 hr/week. Some travel req. Proficiency and current working knowledge of computers. Send resume to Po Box 296, Middlebury, CT. 06762.

Help wanted ADMINISTRATIVE For mfg. co. MUST BE Exp in QuickBooks word, AP, AR, sales & customer service. Benefits, relaxed environment. Send resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 62, Milldale, Ct. 06467 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PT for long estab., Psychology practice. Duties: Min. of an A.A. degree. Prior administrative work in a medical office is a plus. Applicants would be responsible for phones, messages, scheduling, filing and other duties.FFax resumes to: 203-573-8708 AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-202-0386.

Recreational Vehicles

AMADA PUNCH-PRESS SET UP & OPERATOR- experienced only need apply. Apply in person at Advantage Sheet Metal Manufacturing 51 Elm St. Naugatuck, CT

Airplanes & services Boats & accessories Campers & trailers Snowmobiles

AUTOBODY TECHNICIAN Hiring A&B techs. Exp. in all aspects of collision repair. Fast-paced. Comp. pay, full benefits. CT appraisers lic. or frame knowledge a plus. Drivers lic. & own tools req. Alplex Automotive, 860-2742547; Eves. 203-519-0377 Greg.

Campers & trailers THULE UTILITY TRAILER 05 Twin Axle, lightly used in perfect cond., Ideal for Motorcycles, Snowmobile & maint. Blk w/diamond plate guards, Chrome custom wheels, & heavy duty tires, Custom interior w/ all strapping attachments $4500 view 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri 860-354-9301

Help wanted CASHIER/RECEPTIONIST PT position available at Southbury Car Care. Good communication skills a must!!! Comp. pay/ bens avail. Apply in person 53 Bullet Hill Rd., Southbury or call Craig 203-267 -5660

Childcare FT ASSISTANT TEACHER minimum CDA and 12 credits in earlty childhood or associates in early childhood with benefits. Please send resume to:

Trucks & vans

HITCHCOCK MOTOR CAR New-Sales-Owner-Operator Christopher Murphy CARS & VANS




Quick Lube Position

Car enthusiast with a good attitude? FT/PT competitive pay. Benefits available Justin 203-267-5660, or apply at 53 Bullet Hill Rd.

City of Waterbury Accepting applications for: CHEMIST II ®C ®SSCHOOL NURE WPC MAINTENANCE MANAGER ®W Applications: Civil Service Office, Chase Municipal Building, 236 Grand St., Wtby, CT 06702. Visit our website at: The City of Waterbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE M/F/H/V

CLERICAL ASSISTANT full time entry level positions for a US Customs Brokerage Co. Help managers with data accumulation and data entry. Fax resume to: 203-757-6003

CONSTRUCTION How would you like to work for one of the Nation's fastest growing companies? We currently have the following unique opportunities available: Heavy Equipment Operator with a Valid CDL Class A License. Experience operating around utilities preferred. Construction Laborers. Must have a vaild Driver's License. Great benefits available. Email resumes to elivesey@ or fax to 845-566-8336

CONTROLS ENGINEER Automation Controls Integrator with a focus on material handling and machine controls has an immediate opening for a Controls Engineer. A BSEE is preferred, may consider Associate Degree along with some work experience. Qualified candidate must have a strong attention to detail and the ability to work with others in a fast paced environment. Requirements: Auto CAD– 2D electrical schematics, PLC ProgrammingAllen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Windows– Word, Excel. Knowledge of Networking, PC Programming (Visual Basic, SQL)- a plus. Some Travel required. Send Resume & cover letter w/ salary requirements to: HRmanager@ ** NO phone calls and NO Agency calls. Resumes without salary requirements will NOT be reviewed. Customer Service Representative wanted for Heating oil & HVAC Co. serving Fairfield County. Must have exp. in cust serv & exceptional telephone handling skills. Part-Time, Seasonal & 2nd shift opportunities available. Exp in energy business preferred but not nec. Click on job opportunities at

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN - Part time/ full time auto tech. 1 yr exp, must have own tools. Call for appt. 203-528-0448

DENTAL RECEPTIONIST for Wtby family practice. PT afternoons/eves. Send resume, refs. & salary req. Po Box 3066, Wtby, Ct. 06705


BAR STAFF Bartenders, Waitstaff, Shot sales & cooks. Soon to be opening Sport's Bar in Torrington. Please call 203-560-0311


Need to sell your snowmobile? Place your classified ad online NOW!

BOOKKEEPER/OFFICE MANAGER Job Shop experience a plus. 20-25 hrs a week. Familiar with Excel & Word. Send resume to: Box N, 213 Spring Street, Southington, CT 06489.


Tank & Hazmat., TWIC & 2+ yrs exp. Comp. hrly rate & exc. ben. pkg. Leigh Ann at 203-734-5275

Friday, November 25, 2011

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Help wanted

DRIVER TANKER CDL Class A w/HazMat Current Med & TWIC card At least 3 yrs gas del. exp. Call 203-467-9923

HOTEL UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Business is growing and we are looking for new associates to join our team

DRIVERS CDL-A Bridgeport, CT- Local work. Excellent opportunities w/ major distrib. center. 3 yrs verifiable driving exp., clean MVR, Salary 50-55K w/benefit pkg. Freight handling. Please call 914-557-1455, email, or fax 800-560-3398

·Accounting Manager ·Catering Sales Manager ·Group Sales Manager ·Human Resource Assistant ·Banquet Server ·Maintenance ·Guest Service Agent ·Room Attendant ·Life Guard

DRIVERS CDL, Passenger Endors. Comp. salary, health ben. &vac. Land Jet Bus 203-755-1647

Please apply in person 3580 East Main Street, Waterbury Mon – Fri (1 pm – 6 pm)


Northeast Regional Fleet *Home Weekends *Start at up to .40 CPM *Great Benefits including Health, Vision, Dental and 401K Requires CDL A and 3 months OTR experience. Don’t miss out. Call today!


Human Services State of CT. -Bureau of Rehabilitative Services, Program for the Blind is recruiting for an

ELECTRICIANS 2 yrs experience. Comm'l and Indus'l. Email resumes to 203-250-8715 FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER Part time, for a contracting company, 20 to 25 hrs. per week (flexible hours). Must have experience in Quick Books, Excel and Word. Includes other office responsibilities. Please fax resume to 860-620-1792.

FULL TIME POSITION for a licensed HVAC mechanic. Pay to equal experience. Fax resume to: 203-441-4105.

HAIRSTYLIST/BARBER Estab, highly visible Middlebury loc. Energetic creative team with exc. attitude and skills expanding and has room for up to 5 new professionals. Email HAIRSTYLIST career oppty awaits you in the field of hair replacement. Hourly pay, health ins., vac. pay, and various comm. Jeff 203-598-3599 HAIRSTYLISTS, NAIL TECHS rent or commission. Busy Wolcott salon. Call 203-879-0640 for details

EDUCATION CONSULTANT AND A VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR. Closing date is Nov. 30, 2011. Interested candidates may apply by visiting and selecting the “employment connection” link. The State of CT is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities and persons with disabilities. HVAC/PLUMBING Opening for 1 HVAC Prof. in the Service Dept., Rotating on-call schedule, S2 Lic., Refrigerant Recovery Cert., NATE Cert. perf., Personal tools, exp in residential & Comm Sys., Installation. Compensation based on exp & personal tools, Bene. Uniforms, Co. vehicle use, Health Ins., Holiday & Vac & sick pay. S2, P2, Lic. w/plumbing sys is pref. Greater Wtby Area. Email resume to: or apply in person Pelletier Mechanical Services, 194 E. Main St. Thomaston CT


AAA, Allied Group is currently seeking Full Time Fleet Drivers to join our Member Services Emergency Road Service Team in the Hartford Area. Fleet Drivers provide a variety of member services including selling AAA products. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will be able to act in a professional manner providing a variety of member services to include: change and/or inflate tires, deliver emergency fuel rations, provide battery service, perform lock-out service, perform towing and recovery services and sell AAA products. Qualifications: • One to two years experience in light duty towing and recovery preferred • Basic auto mechanic skills • Sales and customer service experience a plus • Commitment to providing excellent customer service • Ability to perform multiple tasks • Must be flexible and able to adapt to change in routine when necessary • Must be aware of safety and damage control • Candidates should hold a valid CT Drivers License with a clear history • Will need to have a DPT physical performed once employed if candidate does not hold a DOT card. Please apply by mailing your resume or filling out an application. No Phone Calls Please. AAA Allied Group, Inc. Human Resources - 2nd floor 851 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06119

Help wanted INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS ELEC TRICIAN Automation Integrator seeking full time Electrician familiar with PLC control wiring and panel building a plus. Ability to manage projects from start to finish. Fast paced environment, some travel required. Send Resume, cover letter and desired compensation to: Winchester Industrial Controls, 96 Napco Dr., Terryville, CT 06786 or email: HRmanager@ **NO phone calls and NO Agency calls.

INSPECTOR A SOUTH CENTRAL CT screw machine company looking for inspector. Must read blueprints, inspect using basic measuring equipment (micrometers, verniers, thread gages, optical comparators). Must be able to work independently. Minimum 2 years experience. Basic computer skills required. This position offers competitive compensation, full benefits, paid vacation, and holidays as well as accompany sponsored 401K. Qualified persons should submit resume online at QLTYHDWEINSP@GMAIL.COM Resumes must be received no later than November 26th.

JOB PLACEMENT SPECIALIST – PT 27.5 hrs/wk. Dev of work sites for persons with disabilities. Intake cases, paperwork and processing to placement. Min of 5 yrs exp in voc. rehab program. Excellent communication, computer skills and org skills req. Resumes to Easter Seal Employment Industires, c/o Ron Bourque 122 Ave of Industry, Wtby CT 06705. No phone calls accepted. LABORERS hardworking, immediate employment. Call 860-919-5837 LANDSCAPE LABORER 100 Temporary positions available from Feb 15, 2012 –Nov 30, 2012. Ultimate Services Professional Grounds Mgt– Wolcott – Maintain grounds, cut lawns, trim, edge, weed, plant, spread mulch, clean up. No exp necessary– will train. Drug test required during employment. Must pass a criminal background check. 40hrs/wk OT Varies – 7a-5p, M-F; Some Sat Req’d. Transportation provided from central location to multiple jobsites in New Haven & Fairfield Counties. We will offer a wage of $11.75/hr, $17.63/hr OT. We may be required to offer a wage of $15.89/hr, $23.84/hr OT for work performed on or after 11/30/11. To apply call 203.879.4201 or Fax resume to 203.879.2588 or Email: to set-up interview. JO#10279413 LEAD FLEET MECHANIC Synagro, a bio-solids management company, is currently seeking a Lead Fleet Mechanic for the Naugatuck, CT facility. This role will be responsible for performing all mechanical maintenance on fleet equipment, including, but not limited to, road tractors, and trailers, containers, loading apparatus and farm tractors. They will directly supervise employees and sub-con tract services as well as coordinate and track all maintenance activities . This position requires a high school diploma/GED as well as a Class “A” CDL. 2+ years of mechanical and electrical experience with heavy equipment required. Qualified applicants should submit resumes to the Recruiting Manager at: Synagro is committed to a safe work place. Adherence to any/all safety policy & procedures is a requirement of this position. Synagro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Friday, November 25, 2011 Help wanted MAINTENANCE

OOO Full time position (40hrs/wk-$14/hr) to perform all custodial, general maintenance and grounds-keeping functions for Connecticut Junior Republic campus buildings and grounds in Litchfield. Ability to: safely operate all types of lawn equipment, lift a minimum of 50 pounds, understand and comprehend shop service manuals pertaining to all grounds equipment. Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimum supervision; to work overtime as required and to work emergency on-call as necessary. Valid driver’s license. Excellent benefits package.


Apply in person at Litchfield Office or send resume to: CJR, POB 161, Litchfield, CT 06759 ATTN: HR Email– EOE

MAINTENANCE TECH FT Wtby area, candidate must have knowledge of electrical, plumbing and general maint. Competitive salary and health benefits. Call 203-757-9497 or fax resume to 203-757-5036 116 Midfield Dr. Waterbury CT


Help wanted PART TIME CSR ~ Insurance Agency. 18-24 hrs. per week. Computer & phone skills nec. Insurance exp. a plus. Starting @ $12.50/hr. Fax or email: 203-755-6928 PCA'S WANTED: to manage home & care for 89 yr. old woman & my pets, while I work. Can you manage? Are you kind, patient & serious about working? Must have a car. Housekeeping & cooking required. $12.30/hr. Serious inquiries only. Tues, Wed, Thurs. 8am to 2:30pm. 860-585-0295.

Plastic Injection Molding Supervisor


American Plastic Products, Inc. seeks 1st shift supervisor, with a minimum of 5 years processing and supervisory experience. Responsibilities also include setting up, troubleshooting, & repairing machines. Must be a team player w/good written and verbal communication skills. Benefits incl. medical, dental, life, disability, 401k, and paid vacation. Send resume to: 1358 Thomaston Avenue P.O. Box 4429 Waterbury, CT 06704-0429



or email to: EOE/MFDV

If you want to become part of a winning team that has become one of the “Premier Screw Machine Companies” in the Country we have the following job opportunities:

RESTAURANT Bartenders 2 yr. min. exp. Apply in person only The Stadium, 550 Chase Ave, Wtby.

DAVENPORT SET-UP: We are looking for an EXPERIENCED (5 yrs min) setup person to work in our Davenport Department. B & S Set-Up Person: We are looking for an EXPERIENCED (5 yrs min) setup person, to work in our B & S Department.

RESTAURANT We Hire Smiles! Hostess, Servers, Bartenders, Bussers. Full & Part Time positions available. Great work environment. Please apply in person-. Carmen Anthony Fish House. 757 South Main St. Woodbury CT.

We offer OT, vacation/holidays, an excellent benefit package & a 401(k) Apply: Forestville Machine Co., Inc., 355 So Washington St., Plainville, CT 06062 PH 860/747-6000 * FAX 860/747-2500


SECRETARIAL Customer Service, Order Entry and other clerical duties. F/T, must have computer exp., benefits. Email: SHEETMETAL MECHANIC Comm. roofing, ornamental/ architectural. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE and ability to climb. Top pay/benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naug, CT 203-729-2266 AA/EOE



ITW Deltar/Lakeville is a division of Illinois Tool Works, a very successful Fortune 200 company. ITW Deltar/Lakeville is a plastic injection molder and assembly supplier of body and interior components for the automotive industry. We currently have an opening available for a Material Handler/Truck Driver. The primary responsibility is to ensure product is stored and transported to point of use in a timely, efficient and chronologically correct manner. Duties include, but are not limited to: maintain a proper flow of material to area of responsibility so that operation does not cease for lack of supplies; transport fabricated product from manufacturing facility to assembly warehouse and return as necessary; move, wrap and label finished product when so directed; document lot control where required; remove any old labels from gaylords, boxes and totes; fill and empty machine hoppers, transport finished product, components or raw material; maintain area of responsibility in a neat and organized manner; and operate hand and lift trucks, hand tools, scales and other equipment as directed/ necessary. Candidates must possess a clean driving record; proof of record will be required. Additional requirements include good mechanical and organizational skills, and a lifting capability of up to 65 pounds. ITW offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance with survivor benefits and 401(k). Fax resume with salary requirements to (203) 5757424 or e-mail to Resumes must indicate necessary skills, experience and salary requirements in order to be considered. No phone calls please.


ITW Deltar Human Resources PO Box 1570 Lakeville, CT 06039 Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V MEDICAL OFFICE- Clinical/Clerical position. FT/PT. Seek responsible, highly motivated, self-directed individual capable of team work. PO Box 1133., Middlebury CT 06762

MEDICAL SECRETARY Full time/Benefits for a growing specialist office. Experience req'd. Send resume to: Box D-RA1205 c/o Republican-American Classifieds, Box 2090, Waterbury, CT 06722-2090 MENTAL HEALTH WORKER- 36 hrs/wk geriatric supervised apt. program. send resume to: 19 Fourth St., Waterbury, CT 06708 or fax to 203-759-2094. EOE, AA PAINTER HELPER/PREP POSITIONS Hiring exp. Prep, detail techs for sanding, priming & masking, finish polishing. Comp. pay, full benefits. Alplex Automotive, 860-274-2547; Evenings 203-519-0377 Greg.

Simple Home Care Solutions LLC

Currently looking for part time caregivers/companions. Must be able to work with behavioral issues. Must be able to work weekend schedule and possible overnight stays. Must be willing to be ABI certified. Please forward resumes to: Simple Home Care Solutions, LLC PO Box 304 Bristol, CT 06010 SNOWPLOWERS & HEAVY EQUIP OPER'S . Min. 2 yr exp. Clean driving record & landscaping exp. helpful. Apply in person: 12 Sperry St, Wtby SOCIAL WORK: F/T Clinical/ Quality Assurance position available in fast paced agency providing services to children, adults and families as well as successfully implementing a PQI program that ensures program compliance as well as outcome measurements. Must have strong working knowledge of child development and DSMTR. Must be detail oriented, organized and a self starter. Must have a Master's Degree in Social Work or related field. Fax cover letter and resume to: 203-756-8310 Attn: HR E.O.E. SOCIAL WORK: Seeking F/T Program Director responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of a Residential Program for youth on the Autism Spectrum. Master's Degree in SW or related field with experience in program development, supervision and behavior management required. Specific expertise in child development and developmental disabilities is necessary with a minimum of five years working with children and families. Fax cover letter and resume to: 203-756-8310, Attn: HR E.O.E.

TECHNICIAN- for Oxford Based Medical Diagnostics Company. Associates Degree desired (Electrical/ Mechanical or Gen. Science), min. 5 years exp. building & testing complex instrumentation. Exp using Excel/ other software for data analysis and data reduction. Fax resume 203-888-0224

Schools & instruction AVIATION MAINTENANCE/AVIONICS, Graduate in 15 months. FAA Approved; financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call National Aviation Academy Today! 1-800-2923228 or

The Step Saver/ The Observer Situations wanted

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I'm retired and available for Part Time work doing condo maintenance, industrial or delivery work. Call 203-729-2591/ 203-560-6112

Educational Services Instruction classes EMT WINTER COURSE Classes starting Jan. 16th, 2011 Limited space avail. 203-228-3156

Financial Business opportunities Graphic Design, Print, Marketing Biz For Sale Well Established Customer Base. No Exp Nec. Financing Available. M-F Hours. Full Training & Support Call 1-800-675-3925 PIZZA AND DELI for sale. High traffic count. Great location. 203-592-1767

Merchandise Antiques DRESSER Antique solid oak $350/best. Larkin desk $300/best, walnut curio $150/best 203-449-4097

GO-KART Briggs & Stratton Motor, aluminum seat, hydraulic brakes, frame in great condition/never bent, extra set of rims and wing. Second owner, son outgrew it's size, and would like to sell ASAP. $2300.00 firm, #860-329-2884.

HOT TUB: 2011 Model, 6 person, 46 jets, Ozonator, Aromatherapy. All options w/cover. Brand new in package, never hooked up. Full Warranty. Original Cost $9,000 Sacrifice $3,500.00. Can Deliver (203) 232-8778. LIGHT Stained Glass, Hanging fixture. Metal Trim. 2 sidelights, tan & brown color. $150 203-574-3915 MATS Subaru Legacy Winter floor mats front/back, $45. Call 860-796-3254

NEW IN BOX One price Pfister RBK6386 Bath and shower and tub trim rebuilding kit by Kissler Co. 13 pieces. $20. 860-747-8385. PACK & PLAY Graco pack & play with bassinet and changing station. Excellent condition $40. 860-426-1237

PING PONG TABLE $30; folds for easy storage Call (860) 621-8267 POOL LINER for 24' A.G Pool, new in box $125 or BO. Also 1 yr. old leaf net for same $50. Dave @ 860-583-2251.



SECTIONAL small brown sectional. 1 yr old. Mint cond. Asking $600/best offer. Call 860-618-0092


Free Pick Up & Removal

860-621-5980 Articles for sale 275 GAL OIL TANK Used, no leaks. Good for barbecue, roasting pit or whatever. $100. 860 583-3164. APPLIANCES Cooktop oven, dishwasher, S.S. sink $500 Call 203-565-2025 ART- elderly art collector wants to sell all or parts of a lrg collection of American & European oil paintings, water colors & misc. mediums. Also, some interesting Japanese art. 860- 567-2167 BABY CARRIAGE Antique Wicker. Late 1800s. $250/best. Glass top coffee tbl whitewash wicker, & end tbl mtch. $175. 203-841-8816

Tag/estate sales

Auctions LITCHFIELD COUNTY AUCTIONS HUGE TAG SALE + Auction 11/25-11/29, 10a-5pm 425 Bantam Road (Rte 202) Litchfield 860-567-4661 WANTED TO PURCHASE Antiques & Fine Art, 1 item or entire Estate or Collection, Gold, Silver, Coins, Jewelry, Toys, Oriental, Glass, China, Lamps, Books. Textiles, Paintings, Prints, almost anything old. Evergreen Auctions 973-818-1100. Email

SHOP-VAC 14 gal 5.5HP new. Oreck XL vacuum cleaner new. Dog exercise pen 24"W-24"H new. Ester Bon acoustic guitar new. 860-621-2753. SHOWER ENCLOSURE Koler Sterling 48x36 Complete. In box. Never opened. $500. 860-307-4147 SKIS Atomic ARC Extreme Skis, Salomon bindings and Girls Size 6.5 boots $100 FIRM. Call 860-620-7053 SNOW BLOWERS. Ultra by Murray 5 hp. 22" 6 speed, self propelled. $150. Ariens 8 hp 24" 5 speed electric start $350. or best offer. 860-6288513. SNOWBLOWER Craftsman snowblower single stage 2 cycles electric start $60. (860) 585-9150 SNOWBOARD (BURTON) Adjustable Burton bindings, Mens Size 8 boots $100 FIRM Call Nancy 860-620-7053 TODDLER BED $40. Little Tikes play table $20, stroller $15, bouncer seat $15. 860-628-9824. TOTAL GYM SYSTEM Industrial model. Row and lift in your own home. 4 yrs. young. Exc. cond. $375 or best offer. 860-430-5890.

Real Estate For Rent

SOUTHINGTON indoors-sewing mach, in-desk cabinet, cooking tools, furniture, some free items 12/3 9-1 561 So Farms Ct 860-8836459 condo for sale 4rms gar 2bath

Wanted to buy

BICYCLE 18 speed Simano Shifter $25. Call 860-747-6651.

Computers/ accessories

Apartments for rent


BUYING COINS Gold, Silver & All coins, stamps, Paper Money, Entire collections worth $5,000 or more. Travel to your home. Cash paid. Call Marc 1-800-488-4175.

TORRINGTON GOLD & COIN EXCHANGE Always buying Gold, Silver, Coins, Sterling, Antiques, WWII items, anything weird or valuable, Rolex, Tiffany. We will meet or beat any legitmate offer. 99 Main ST., Torrington, CT 860-618-2274 or 203-751-0396 - 24/7 WANTED Diabetic Test Strips, Cash paid up to $10/box. Will pick up. Call Don 203-733-8234




CALL 860-384-2817

WANTED STATIONARY BICYCLE to purchase. Small apt. size. Call 203597-0405

Wood & fuel

COMPUTER DELL Dimension Desk Top. Everything included. Good cond. Asking $80. 860-628-8721 or 860-384-1183.

FIREWOOD Seasoned Cut & split $225/cord bucket loaded $250/cord Hand Loaded. 203-232-6342 FIREWOOD seasoned, cut, split, delivered $225/cord Call 203-802-8378

PAPER END ROLLS Starting at $4.00 up. Various sizes and weights. Great for packing, wrapping, children's art projects etc. Available at Step Saver, 213 Spring Street, Southington. Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5:00pm.

PROJECTION TV 50" TV $200 and custom TV stand $100. Full size computer cabinet, $100, oak entertainment ctr 55x45x16.5 $200. All are in very good cond. Call after 3pm, 203-7256665


Articles for sale U.S. PROOF SET "1995" $95. RETAILS $150. CALL 860-681-2476. VACUUM Kirby brand new. Never used. All attach. Paid $1500 will take $700. 860-274-7171 WHITFIELD PELLET INSERT $500 or best offer. Call 860-582-5838. WINFIELD WOOD PELLET STOVE Good condition. Call 860-747-0351

CAREGIVER/CNA with 15 yrs. exp. in hospital and nursing home settings. I am available some evenings and weekends. Please call Kinga at 860803-6007. CNA/PCA looking to work in your home to care for elderly or disabled person. Can provide refs. Meghan 203-764-0510 or 203-729-9935


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Furniture 47" ROUND Dark pine pedestal table wtih 12" extension $60. Call 860-6812311. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER for up to 32" TV or bigger if HDTV. Adjust shelf & 2 cabinets. $50/best offer. 860-989-2492 for info.

Machinery & tools GENERATOR (PORTABLE) Endress BT7000 w/Kohler 12 HP engine, electric start, wheel kit & 7 gallon fuel tank. Runs 13 hrs per tank full. Less than 200 hrs run time, 6600 watts 60 amps. First $890. Bought bigger generator. Call Barry 860-302-0292. SAWMILLS from only $3997-Make money & save money with your own bandmill-Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com300N 1-800-578-1363 ext. 300-N

Musical merchandise VIOLIN, FLUTE, CLARINET, TRUMPET Trombone, amplifier, fender guitar $69 each. Cello, upright bass, Saxophone, French horn, drums $185 each. Tuba, Baritone horn. Hammond organ, others 4 sale. 1-516377-7907. YAMAHA ELECTONE ORGAN excellent condition. $250. Call 860-3020970.

Tag/estate sales ASK FOR Your free "TAG SALE KIT" which includes Balloons, Tag Sale Signs, Pencils, Tip Sheet and Inventory Sheet when you place your Tag Sale Ad in the Step Saver/Observer reaching nearly 98,000 readers in Southington, Plainville, Bristol! Call today! 860-628-9645.

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Household pets BOXER Pups AKC all shots, vet checked, parents on prem fawn & brindle, 860417-3724 FREE 2 Young neutered male cats. Shots current. Gentle, trained. 1 tiger, 1 blk. & wh. short hair. 860-6211724.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS 1st shots, wormed, German lines, parents on prem. $550/ea. 860-605-3532 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS 1st shots, wormed, German lines, parents on prem. $550/ea. 860-605-3532

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COUNTER TABLE Athol w/bar stools golden stain, leg lgth 35" $200/neg. Exc cond 203-271-3216

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DRESSER drawer wooden $20.00 Wooden frame for a single bed, 20.00 call 203-527-3307

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FISH TANK 20" long, 10" wide, 12" deep $15. 860-747-0862. G.E OVER THE RANGE Microwave, black, 1100 watt. Used 6 mons. $150. Like new. Orig. $399. 860-621-7151.

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Apartments for rent BRISTOL APARTMENTS 1&2 BEDROOM ALSO STUDIO APARTMENTS STARTING AT $650.00 Heat & hot water included in all apartments. Electricity included in studio apartment Off-street parking on Busline Call Pete (860) 478-3261 CHESHIRE BUS LINE 3 room, off street parking, all appls., includes washer & dryer, new paint & carpet, quiet, 203574-7766 NAUGATUCK 1br & 2 studios. Remod. Walk to downtown. Water/Hot Water Incl. $565-725 203-232-8353 NAUGATUCK 1BR 3rd flr., no pets $625 2BR 1st flr. no pets $750 2BR ground floor no pets $750 3 B R h ou s e n o p e t s $ 1 3 5 0 . VIEIRA AGENCY 203-729-4561 NAUGATUCK 2 apts. 1st flr & 2nd flr., 2 BR each. stove, refrig, DW, w/d incl., quiet neighborhood. Asking $825-$900. 203-723-6724

NAUGATUCK - 2 BR, new carp., wind., blinds, fans, appl., 1st flr, $650, sec. no pets Call 203-527-9434 NAUGATUCK 2nd flr 3BR , w/appls $875 priv prkg, sec req. NO pets 203-729-1447 or 203-841-7874 NAUGATUCK 3BR 1.5ba no pet, lg yard Immed. Occup. off st prking. $1100/mo. 203-910-2666.

NAUGATUCK 3BR apt, $1150, incl. elec, off st. prkg, No pets Call Paul 203-494-2931 NAUGATUCK 3BR W.side, fenced nice yard, clean, W/D hkup, no pet/smke $850/mo. Sect 8 ok. 203-720-3030 NAUGATUCK Efficiency Room Apt, everything incl., off str prkg, No Pets $550 call 203-695-9901 NAUGATUCK- near Rt. 8 & 63, Cozy 2 BR, 1 BA apt., sec & ref. Call 203-513-0601 OAKVILLE 2BR, 1BA, EIK, new paint & carpet huge deck, off str prkg, w/d hkup, No Pets, $825 call 203-573-0343

Apartments for rent


1 STUDIO APARTMENT $500 + UTIL CALL 860-518-9183 PLAINVILLE two 2 BR apts-1st ($975) & 2nd ($875) fl-Renovated Victorian. Laundry hookups. No util incl, no pets/smokers. Financial docs required. Broad St 860-404-2157 lv msg SEYMOUR - spacious 1 BR apt quiet wooded setting. Rents from $595-795. utilities. Pet friendly Diversified Management 201-887-6266 SOUTHINGTON: 2nd fl. 1 bd. 4 rm apt. $725. mon. + util. No pets. Safe parking. 860-628-2227. Sec. Ref.

TERRYVILLE: 2 bd. $725, no util. 860-583-8490. Credit check & security. No pets. THOMASTON 3BR (1100sqft) 2nd flr., renovated. All appls., WD hkup, cent. loc. $925+sec. 860-601-8072 THOMASTON 3BR, remod. duplex. Lg. yard, $850/mo. plus sec. off st prkg. Days 860-283-8654, eves 203-518-0742 THOMASTON Cute 2BR 1 ba, no smoke/pets, Off st prkg. WD hkup., Avail. Dec 1. $750+dep. 203-510-6738 TORRINGTON Bright (2) 2-3BR apts for rent Call Scott 860-618-3326 WATERBURY 1, 2, 3, 4 BR Apts & Houses available NEWLY RENOVATED Call Agent 203-565-9639 WATERBURY 1, 2 & 3 BRs from $600. Fairview & Hill St. Clean, safe, appls, no pets. Sec. 8 ok. 203-755-9112 WATERBURY 1, 2 BR & studio apts. avail. H&HW Incl, EIK w/appl. Move in special sign lease by 10/1 & 1st mo. free. 860-623-1300 WATERBURY- 1 BR, newly renov., appl & heat incl., walking distance to down town. $675 203-754-7899

WATERBURY 1BR apt. remod., $650/mo. Section 8 okay. No pets. Call 203-5607558 WATERBURY 1BR, clean, appl., w/d hkup, No pets Sec. 8 OK, 1st Mo & Sec. $600/mo 203-206-3121

OXFORD Private Studio apt, sep. entrance, 2nd flr, HEAT INCL. W/D, DW, $850+sec 203-525-7181

WATERBURY 1BR East End H/HW incl. Newly remodeled. $750. Sec. 8 OK Avail now! 203-509-6978/203-768-4911


WATERBURY 1BR efficy. $625/mo. incl. utils. Close to bus. Sec. & refs. Call 203-596-7486 WATERBURY 1BR , near mall and hosp. Baldwin St. Busline, stove, refrig., $500+sec. 203-755-8863, 203-437-0536


Heat & Hot Water included. No pets. Non-Smoking. $ 80000/month.

CONDO - 2 BR Plenty of storage. New carpets. No Pets. $ 85000/month.

WATERBURY 1BR new carp., floors, paint, appls., W/D. Prkg. Immac. & quiet. $675/mo+sec. 203-206-2352 WATERBURY 1st Flr. 2 lg BRs $700 & 2nd flr. 1BR $550. appls, crpt, quiet area. No pets. 203-768-4528 WATERBURY 1st. flr 2BR Judith La. remod. all new, very good area, safe, quiet, off st prkg. $800 203-879-3796

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WATERBURY - 1st flr, E End, near St. Peter's, lrg 3 BR, W/D hk-up, renov., nice yard. $875 Sec. 8 ok 203-217-6359


WATERBURY 2 & 3 BR, Town Plot, w/d hkup, off str prkg, 1st mo+ Sec. Cr Ck Req'd call 203-841-9372

PLAINVILLE, Clean, quiet efficiency apt. Laundry avail. Minutes from pharmacy, restaurants shopping. $540/mo. No Utils. Qual. Applicants Only. Call 860-680-2363.

WATERBURY 2 bedroom, laundry, includes stove and refrig. No pets, parking $575/mo+security 203-7571859


Apartments for rent WATERBURY 2BR, 2nd Flr., 97 Shelley St. Newly Remodeled, tile bath, W/D hkups, prking, quiet dead end str. $750 Sec 8 ok. 203-558-1545 WATERBURY 2BR, 2nd flr. apt. $650. 132-134 Griggs St. Call 203-953-1799 WATERBURY 2BR E.End, dead end road, Private prking, WD hkup, 1st flr. $775. No Pets. Sec. 203-206-3800 WATERBURY 2BR home/office, enclosed porch, Bright & Spacious No Pets Town Plot $850: 203-753-0336 WATERBURY 2BR, LR, $600+sec. tenant pays utils. 227 Hillside Ave. Call 203-404-7077 WATERBURY 2nd Flr, 3BR apt, 1306 North Main St., No pets. $700/mo. Call 203-612-1442 WATERBURY 2nd Flr. 3BR Hillview Ave. $850, appls, parking. Section 8 OK 203233-9028

WATERBURY 3 & 4 BR 47-Wyman St. $850 & $1000 Sec. 8 OK. Call 860-945-9301 WATERBURY- 3 BR, new carpet, flrs, appl. Call for appt. $750-$875 Call 203-794MIKE (6453) WATERBURY 3BR, 2nd flr, new BR, carpet, Walnut & Griggs St., 5RM, W/D hk-up, $800. 347-962-0892 WATERBURY Avail. Immediately! 2, 3 & 4 BR parking space, $899 Call 718-5447734/347-922-6457

Waterbury – Bunker Hill Bright sunny large 2BR, 5 rm apt, 2nd flr in private house. Off street parkg, back porch, huge yard, close to park & hwys. $800/mo + sec. No pets, no smokg. Cred/ref call 203-574-1840 WATERBURY

Bunker Hill Woods 2 BR Condos, H/HW Incl. appl. Hdwd Fls, pets OK, call for pricing Sec. 8 ok 203-437-7848 WATERBURY

Country Village Apts U.S. Dept. of HUD subsidized apts is accepting applications 1, 2, 3 & 4BRs (waiting list ony) 283 Colonial Ave 9-4 wkdays 203-755-2693 EHO WATERBURY Efficy apt. Utils incl'd. No smoke/pets. $175/wk. Sec. dep. Call 203-754-0261 WATERBURY heart of Town Plot, 1st fl, 2BR, off-st pkg, Wtr & appls incl. $900/mo+sec. 203-560-6367 WATERBURY Hopeville 2 BR, 2nd flr, Sec. 8 welcome $800 Call John 203-558-5423 WATERBURY Hopeville 2BR, 2nd flr, clean, quiet, prkg, appls. w/d hkup, 750/mo +sec. 203-206-9670 WATERBURY Ludlow St. 1BR, all utils., Sect. 8 ok. Stove/refrig. incl. $650/mo. Call 203-729-0393 WATERBURY

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 ALL RENOVATED!!  1, 2, 3 & 4BR APTS starting at $500., Sec 8 OK

888-447-7314 Se Habla Espanol WATERBURY Nice 3BR apt, 1st Flr, HW flrs, prkg. Near Kennedy H.S. Sec. 8 ok. $850 +utils 203-512-3303 WATERBURY Studio Lg., Kitchen & L/R, East End 1st. flr, appl incl., $500 +Sec no utils/no pets 203-910-0500 WATERBURY- Town Plot 1BR, furn, new wind., 3rd flr, off-st. park., no pets $600+sec. 203-527-9434 WATERBURY Town Plot 2BR apts off st prkg. WD on premises, no utils/p ets. Sec & ref's. $650.. 203-753-3352 WATERBURY Town Plot quiet 2BR apt. NO pets. Full appls $825.+sec . 860-485-1135 WATERBURY TownPlot & other areas. 2 & 3BR Renov. Appls, hdwd, Starts @$750 Sec. 8 OK. 646-342-7475 WATERBURY- Upper Hill St. 2 BR, off-st. park w/ gar. Lrg apt on 2nd flr. $800 Sec. 8 approv Call 203-725-74904

Apartments for rent WATERTOWN 1st flr, 5 RMs, Stove, Refrig., Carpet, No pets. 860-274-3936 or 203-558-3552.

Condos for rent NAUGATUCK 1 BR, 2nd flr, w/ deck. Sm kit., lrg LR. lg rms, clean/neat. $750 sec dep. 203-910-5865 Call Cathy @ Ct Condo Connection

Condos for rent

Friday, November 25, 2011 Condos for rent

THOMASTON 2BR, 1.5 ba fresh paint, appl WD hkup, Rte 6 & 8. Near Black Rock $900 203-768-9055 no pets.

WATERBURY BEAUTIFUL 2BR condo, fully appl. 1.5 ba., quiet, clean, newly renov 2 car pkg, $850. 917-992-0746

WATERBURY 101 Proctor St. 2BR near mall. No pets Sec 8 ok $700+sec 718-7141224, 917-570-8005, 718-769-1670

WATERBURY Lge 1 & 2 BR Ranch & TH. New carp, 1.5 ba new paint, W/D incl., FP, cellar, alarm syst No pets. $775/ $850+sec. Sec. 8 ok. Call 203-879-4126 or 203-577-7516

WATERBURY 1BR Mark Ln clean & quiet, lndry on prem. no pets $600 call 860868-1256 Wayne WATERBURY 2BR, 1.5ba., large kitchen, new paint. $850 Cathy CT Condo Connection 203-910-5865

WATERBURY Pine Vlg. 2BR twnhse renov. WD hkup, 1.5 ba., $850/mo. No pets. Call Mike, 203-802-6368

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Houses OAKVILLE 38 Franklin Ave

1,000sf Garage bay for rent

MOTIVATED SELLER Cozy 3 BR cape, 1,434 square feet, HW floors For Sale: $99,999 For Rent: $1,300/month Diversified Realty 860-519-8259


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WATERBURY Town Plot Priv Single Garage easy access to all, great for storage or prkg. 914-906-5489

Houses for rent BANTAM- RT. 202 5 LG/ BR, 2 BA, $1700 OR 2 Families can share this large home $850/ea 203-331-5966 HARWINTON 4/5BRs, FR w/frplc, LR, DR, 2950SF 6 yr old Colonial. 3.25 ac., CA, No pets. $2150. 860-866-7116 LITCHFIELD small but comfortable 5room Cape in Bantam center, garage. Avail mid-Dec. Credit check, lease & sec. Owner/broker. $895/mo. 860-567-0859 MIDDLEBURY 4BR, Gar., bsmt, hdwd fls, fenced in yard, great area, $1600/mo 203-510-5355

TERRYVILLE- Small house, efficiency apt. size, over-looks lake. Lrg deck, wood stove, yard, off-st. park. $700+ sec. No pets. Call 860-483-0864 THOMASTON- 2 BR, 2 BA, garage in-town, Appl included Brand new cond. $1200/mo. 203-509-2828 WATERBURY 2BR Immed 1 fam. house. Great loc. Hdwd flr Beaut. $1050 no pets Gary 203-808-9881 WATERBURY 3BR 1.5 BA, off str prkg, huge yard, Town Plot, completely renov. No pets, $1150 203-573-0343

WATERBURY 3BR, nice yard, big kitchen. $900. Section 8 OK. Call 203-525-9893 WATERBURY Space for small church. 50-70 people, utilities incl.2nd flr. $750/mo + sec. 203-525-2811/203-596-1627

Rooms MIDDLEBURY room for rent, shared bathrm, utils incl. $400/mo. 1 mo. sec. 203-558-0232 PLYMOUTH spacious bedroom, beaut. priv. bath. Cable, Ht & elect furnished. Woman pref, to share house chores. $125/wk. 860-502-9187

WATERBURY 27 Johnson St., single rms, shared bath, cable refrig, micro, utils. incl clean & quiet. $115 +up /wk, 2 wks sec. req. Call 203-444-7252 WATERBURY Brass Mill Area on Busline, Furnished rooms, Also, 3RM furn. apt. Call for info 203-509-0469

Vacation rentals ONE WEEK at the largest timeshare in the world. Orange Lake is right next to Disney and has many amenities including golf, tennis and a water park. Weeks available are in March and April, 2012. $850 inclusive. Call Carol at 978-371-2442 or email: WARM WEATHER is year around in Aruba. The water is safe and the dining is fantastic. Walk out to the beach. 3-bedroom weeks available in May 2012 and more. Sleeps 8. $3500. Email: for more information.

Real Estate For Sale Condos SOUTHINGTON Spring Lake Vlg. Berry Patch Way. Ranch Style 2BR, 2 ba., att. gar w/ full bsmt, pool & more! Move in Cond. $187,000. Prudential CT Realty, Sandra 860-378-3230

Houses BRISTOL dutch cape. 1,394sq.ft. 3BRs, 1.5 ba., encl. 2nd flr porch. Priv. rear yard. $114,900.. Advance Realty, 860585-5635 HUD FORECLOSURES Beacon Falls 3br cndo $129.9K Cheshire 3br 2.5 ba. condo 185k Derby 3br 1.5 ba. house 140k Naug 3br cndo 45k 3br cape 112.5k Torrington 2 fam 74.2k, 3 fam 100k Wtby 10 avail. from 27.5k-150k Vieira Agency 203-729-4561 NAUGATUCK Ranch 5 lg. rms, gar. level yard, city util exc area move in cond. $139,900. 203-755-2219

ACCURATE ELECTRIC for all your electrical needs. Fully insured. Lic. E1. #189172. Free est. 203-509-7027

A-1 PAINTING all your painting needs avail 24/7 cheap price lic612706 203-706-2347

H.F. JOSEPH Small Jobs. Licensed and Insured. Lic. #122327. Call 203-879-6068

2BR/1BA Single family fixer upper Owner financing or cash discount $1500 Down $736/mo 803-403-9555 OR 803-929-1117

Waterbury Beautiful Centrally located apartments avail. Efficiencies, 1 & 2 BR All utilities included. Handicap accessible, Section 8 welcome. Call Mar (203) 755-8978.

WATERBURY REDUCED PRICE! 3 BR Cape w/new carpeting, LR w/fpl. Wood flrs, built-ins, new Bath. Front porch. Across from Fulton Park. Great price for this home! MOTIVATED SELLER, BRING OFFERS! $89,700. Gary Damato Press Cuozzo Realtors 203-288-1900, x152 WATERBURY Town Plot. 1BR, $725. Newly renovated. DW, prkg. 914-6645278. No calls after 9PM.

Out-of-state properties FLORIDA SUNSHINE! BRRR! Winter's Coming! View SW Florida Properties including Foreclosures. Terrvy Langham, Broker Wheeler Real Estate of Venice 941-270-7771: MAINE LAKEFRONT BARGAINS 4250' WF-109 + Acres (Western Maine Lakes Region) Only $499,900 New to market! Unbelievable lake frontage on pristine lake in Western Maine. Beautiful Shoreline, lots of privacy. Great westerly exposure. Enjoy boating, fishing & swimming. Soil tested & surveyed. Owner financing avail. L&S Realty 207-781-3294. NYS & ADIRONDACKS Rustic Cozy Cabin w/5 acres $19,995. Over 150 new properties & camps. Minutes to state game lands. New survey, clear title, fully guaranteed. For cozy cabin details call 800-229-7843. Or visit

Commercial For Sale, Rent or Lease Commercial Property PROSPECT OFFICE or RETAIL 350sf $375/mo, 570sf or 720sf $650/mo. E.Mtn 1450sf $1330/mo, 3450sf $3160/mo or both! Call 203-758-5180 or WATERBURY lease 1800sq.ft. comm'l property. Busy main road. Inquire: 93 Meriden Rd., Wtby

Service Directory


General services HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800OLD-BARN, - MAHIC#155877; CTHIC#571557; RICRB#22078.

BILL GERVICKAS PLUMBING 45 yrs. exp. Small repair specialty. 203-5273102. #203205 CAPINERA PLUMBING & HEATING Repairs, New install. MC/Visa OK. #202962. 203-575-1551/560-9680

A 1 AFFORDABLE TREE REMOVAL 8 6 0 - 283 - 0237 BOB SCAVONE Tree Service. 65' Bucket Truck, Chipper & Splitter Serv. Ins'd. Free Est. 203-723-8022

CHARTER OAK Tree Service LLC Tree Removal-Firewood- Rounds Earl & Roni Snyder 203-575-0335 HOMESTEAD TREE REMOVAL Bucket truck & climber, brush, chipper, stump grinding. Call 203-565-6218 NEIGHBORS CARE TREE SERVICE 24 hr. storm dam., total yard clean-up, Bucket truck & crane serv., brush & chipper. Exp. w/ ins. claims Fully ins. & lic. 000611907 203-879-5995/ 203-756-8790/ 203-509-4786


AFFORDABLE GUTTER CLEANING Com/res Minor repairs. Free est. Visa/MC Lic#574575. 203-597-7075

R G CONTRACTORS LLC, ROOFING & REMODELING Unbeatable Prices. Senior Disc. Do it right the 1st time! CT550598, Ins. Call Rick 203-509-8773


A VIEW WINDOW CO. Siding, Roofing, Remod. Operated By D.J. Guerrera Constr. 203-725-7387 CT #576163 ALBERTS HOME REPAIR snowplowing and sidwalk clearing. Ins. Lic. #0623837 Dave, 203-879-4731 ARE YOU PAYING High prices for Home Improvement? Don't! Z-The Handyman specializes: Interior, exterior, remodeling, repair, painting, floors, decks, power washing etc. No job too big or small. Call (860) 690-2855. Ask for John. Reg.#581478.

SCOTT & SONS Siding, windows, roofing, doors and more. Gutter cleaning avail. 558276.. 203-519-4951


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Legals/ public notices

HOLIDAY FAIR Sat. Dec. 3, 2011 10:30 am 4:00 pm Austrian Donau Club 545 Arch St. New Britain, (Entrance off Winthrop St.) Open to the Public Free Admission. Lunch available for purchase from 11 am 4 pm. Music by Scha-Musi. Wood carvings, ceramics, jewelry, cemetery boxes, bird houses, crocheted items and much more. For information call Barbara at 860-510-2387.

VOLUNTEER 1 Friday morning/mo. for 1.5 hrs. Pickup day old baked goods from local grocers & deliver 8 mi away to food pantry. 860-3851030

NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE of Joseph R. Kelly, of Southington (11-0568) The Hon. Matthew J. Jalowiec, Judge of the Court of Probate, CheshireSouthington Probate District, by decree dated November 14, 2011, ordered that all claims must be presented to the fiduciary at the address below. Failure to promptly present any such claims may result in the loss of rights to recover on such claim. Ceil B. Kelly Clerk The fiduciary is:


Martin J. Kelly, 1 Lakewoods Lane Columbia, CT 06237

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AFFORDABLE GUTTER CLEANING Com/res Minor repairs. Free est. Visa/MC Lic#574575. 203-597-7075

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N.J. ROMANIELLO Plumbing & Heating Repairs. Greater WTBY area. Lic#203341. 860-620-0567


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE of John Samselski, Plantsville (11-0547) The Hon. Matthew J. Jalowiec, Judge of the Court of Probate, CheshireSouthington Probate District, by decree dated November 16, 2011, ordered that all claims must be presented to the fiduciary at the address below. Failure to promptly present any such claims may result in the loss of rights to recover on such claim. Margherita Bergstrand Chief Clerk

NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE of Richard E. Fox, of Southington (11-0559) The Hon. Matthew J. Jalowiec, Judge of the Court of Probate, CheshireSouthington Probate District, by decree dated November 15, 2011, ordered that all claims must be presented to the fiduciary at the address below. Failure to promptly present any such claims may result in the loss of rights to recover on such claim. Ceil B. Kelly Clerk The fiduciary is:

The fiduciary is: Sharon Sager 47 Ford Street Southington, CT. 06489 Carl Samselski 56 Virginia Drive Southington, CT 06489

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Plainville Observer Nov. 25, 2011  

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