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Mentorship program celebrates 20 years By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER

In 1991, General Electric awarded a grant that is now responsible for the mentor program in the Plainville Community Schools, an initiative that originally began at the Middle School of Plainville. “You never know what kind of impact you will make,” Dick Ronalter, a former GE employee, mentor, and Plainville resident, said at the 20th anniversary celebration dinner last Thursday. “General Electric helped start this program and released its employees out in the community to do great things.” Ronalter assisted in the development of the mentor program in Plainville, and helped launch it 20 years ago. “Without the superintendent, teachers, guidance counselors, and parents, we would have nothing,” Ronalter said. During the night, stories about relationships built between mentors and mentees were shared, that resulted in both laughs and tears. Ray Lewis first met his mentor, Maryann DiBenigno, at Toffolon Elementary School. DiBenigno said her time

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spent with Lewis was “a lot of fun,” and Jeri Turkowitz, a school psychologist in Plainville, said Lewis used to ask about DiBenigno constantly when he was younger. “He would always say ‘is she coming today, is she coming today’,” Turkowitz said. Now, Lewis is a student at Tunxis Community College, having graduated from Plainville High School last year. It was a lot of fun because it felt like I could do whatever I wanted and I had this special person with me,” he said of the mentorship. Lewis said that when he entered middle school, he began to realize that DiBenigno was becoming more like a friend to him, rather than just a person he could play with. “As years past I realized that she had the power to make me happy, when it felt like it was the worst day ever,” Lewis said, adding that DiBenigno helped him be more optimistic rather than pessimistic. Lewis said that after high school he thought about how long he had known DiBenigno. “I’ve known her for 10

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Plainville spread the Christmas cheer last Thursday, as the town tree was lit up, along with holiday themed activities and a special visit by Santa Claus. Above, Steve, 6, Piper, 2, and Hunter, 4, Krystock,talk to Santa and let him know what they would like for Christmas.

Local artist has work highlighted in December By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER

A local artist, active in both Southington and Plainville, currently has her holiday-themed work showcased at Paul Gregory’s Bistro in Southington. Ellen Couture’s “New England Christmas Collection” will be shown

at Paul Gregory’s during the month of December. The pictures depict a variety of New England locations draped in snow, from prominent landmarks like the lighthouse in Rockport, Maine to more personal vistas like the window of her daughter’s house. “I basically use the

Christmas collection to decorate my own home,” Couture said. “I’ve never seen all of them hung so close together. It was kind of overwhelming.” Currently a Southington resident, Couture grew up in Plainville and is a past president of the Art League of Plainville.

She is also active in the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. “There have been a lot of events [for artists] in Southington over the past few years,” she said. “Plainville is also getting busier than it was in the past.”

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Police blotter Robert J. Dobransky, 35, of 207 Glen Street, New Britain, was charged on Nov. 27 with third degree assault and second degree breach of peace. He was held on a $2,500 bond for a Nov. 28 court date.

Thomas E. Weber, 18, of 7 Cross Street, Plainville, was charged on Nov. 27 with four counts of third degree criminal mischief. He was held on a $2,500 bond for a Dec. 5 court date. Edward J. Swenton,

55, homeless, was charged on Nov. 26 with interfering with an officer and simple trespass. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Dec. 12 court date. Mark B. Tyson, 47, of 38 Fanueil Street, was charged on Nov. 26 with


Christmas arts and crafts Plainville High School recently held a holiday party, filled with face painting, animal balloons, raffles, prizes and arts and crafts. Above, five-year-old Maia works on a Santa face holding card.

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30, of 54 Fanway Avenue, Bristol, was charged on Nov. 30 with sixth degree larceny. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Dec. 12 court date. Paul J. Raymond, 42, of 107 Pine Street, was charged on Nov. 30 with third degree burglary, sixth degree larceny, third degree criminal mischief and second degree criminal trespassing. He was held on a $2,500 bond for a Nov. 30 court date. Gary L. Newsome, 45, of 55 Main Street, New Britain, was charged on Nov. 30 with sixth degree larceny. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Dec. 12 court date. Jorge L. Perez, 29, of 43-6 Stonefield Drive, Waterbury, was charged on Dec. 1 with risk of injury to a minor, drinking while driving and driving under the influence of liquor or drugs. He was held on a $2,500 bond for a Dec. 12 court date.

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Teachers back fundraiser By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER

Several teachers at the Middle School of Plainville are putting together a fundraising event, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The fundraiser is in memory of Joe Spagna, who was a teacher at the middle school for the past 34 years. “Making dreams possible is what Joe Spagna will be remembered for, as his motto ‘Whatever it Takes’ expresses,” a release said. The fundraiser will be a pasta dinner, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and the sale of “Whatever It Takes” bracelets. All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Make-AWish Foundation of Connecticut, Inc., and will benefit a child with a lifethreatening medical condition, the release said. Spagna, of Southington, was “a devoted father and husband,”

who enjoyed life to the fullest, was an avid scuba diver, skier and traveler, and was also a supervisor for American Medical Response (AMR), a ski patrol member at Mount Southington, and a volunteer firefighter in Southington. He was also an active member of UNICO and Mary Our Queen Church in Southington. “He touched many lives as a mentor to students and teachers alike, which earned him the recognition as Teacher of the Year in 1993,” the release said. “He always encouraged freedom of creativity and gave us the opportunity to have confidence in ourselves,” a former student said in the release. Denise Grodzicki said the Make-A-Wish Foundation was chosen after a student had created a Facebook page to honor Joe Spagna. “He was so supportive of all his students and

there were so many comments about how he made an impact on their lives, I just thought it would be appropriate,” Grodzicki said. She said she would encourage individuals to attend the event “to keep Mr. Spagna’s memory alive and to be able to help a child with a life-threatening medical condition.” The Event, which is open to the public, will be held at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington, on Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. Hawk’s Landing Country Club is located at 201 Pattonwood Dr. For more information on the event or donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut in Joe Spagna’s memory, contact Denise Grodzicki at For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. please visit their website at

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Mentor: Program means a lot to participants From page 1 years; I’ve never known anyone for that long, other than family members. I was brought to tears with that one,” Lewis said, adding that DiBenigno was present with his family on his graduation day. “Her constant caring, her constant optimism rubbed off on me,” Lewis said. “It made me who I am today.” Dave Barry has been a mentor for 18 years, and Volunteer Coordinator Sue Bradley said “Dave is

the true definition of making a difference.” Barry is a former GE employee and had mentored at Wheeler Elementary School and at the middle school. He retired from GE 11 years ago and said that mentoring “is a very interesting and rewarding way to spend my time.” Barry is currently mentoring a student in sixth grade and he said he looks forward to working on creative projects in the future. “Most of us have had some kind of mentor in our lives,” Barry said,

adding that his wife, teachers in the past and colleagues at General Electric have served as mentors in his life. “That is what drives me to do this.” State Representative Betty Boukus presented two proclamations, to General Electric and to Plainville Community Schools, commending them for the mentoring program. “We should really take a moment to realize and reflect that these people (mentors) have taken their time and energy to

Art: Christmas work hilighted From page 1 Couture is the latest artist to be featured at Paul Gregory’s, which began showcasing the work of nearby residents in September. “We had this empty wall and we wondered what we could do with it,” said co-owner Paula Pierson. “There are a lot of artists in my family and it came to me one night that we should use that wall to show off some art. I’ve had a very positive response from the artists and the customers. It’s been nice.”


A photo from Ellen Couture’s “New England Christmas Collection”.

do this, when they probably already have very busy and hectic lives,” Boukus said, herself a former mentor. “I commend these people and the teachers who allow them to work with our precious commodity, the children.” Ron Ciarcia started volunteering his time in the mentoring program and began to mentor Nick Violette, a student who he would get “grunts or nods” from when communicating with him. “I tried to connect with him, I tried talking to him,” Ciarcia said, adding that it was just a struggle. Ciarcia said he took some time off from the mentoring program for a little while and eventually was reintroduced to Violette when he was older. “His face glowed, his eyes lit up, I couldn’t believe this was the same person,” Ciarcia said, adding that he and Violette still keep in contact with each other. Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching said he was “so proud” of the mentoring program and added with the stories being shared “it is easy to see the effects this program has made on our children.”


Ron Ciarcia, right, and Nick Violette have continued their friendship after Ciarcia was mentoring Violette while he was in grammar school. He said the mentoring program “is something Plainville can really be proud of.” Susan Weinberger, president and founder of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, was a speaker at last week’s celebration and said that she was “so inspired tonight,” by the Plainville mentor program. “Mentors really need to be good listeners and advocates for the children,” Weinberger said, “and they really have to

like kids.” She said being a mentor is both “an honor and a very, very special relationship,” and added that one of her dreams is for all mentee’s to be come mentors. Within the last few months, Bradley said, the Plainville Community Schools Mentor Program has gained 20 new members, and is always open to more. Comments? Email

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Bowlers for charity The Women’s Sport League of Laurel Lanes in Plainville continued its altruistic charity events by conducting a collection of clean, used blankets, towels, rugs, sheets and other linens to be used for warm bedding at animal shelters for pets waiting to be adopted. Pictured filling a van are some of the women bowlers in the league. From the left are Cindy Ciatto of Greater Danbury, Sharon Daniels of Norwich, and Christine Aleksandwicz of New Milford. These three are some of the elite bowlers who travel from all parts of the state to join local women bowlers in the challenging league to improve their skills on difficult lane conditions used by pro bowlers. The league is the first of its kind in the USA which was started last year.

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Obituaries William A. Simone, owned Simone Hardware William A. Simone, 78, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Middlesex Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy (Burdick) Simone. He was born in Southington on April 22, 1933, the son of the late Anthony and Mildred (Fusco) Simone. Prior to his retirement, he was a salesman for Tuxis-Ohr’s Oil Co. He, along with his brother Tom, ran Simone Hardware on Main Street until the fire that destroyed their business, previous to that he was involved with Simone Bros. Oil Co. He was a long time

resident of Southington and active in the community. He was a volunteer firefighter for Southington Simone for 37 years. He was a fire commissioner for the town of Southington for several terms. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Club and the UNICO Club of Southington. He coached midget football for a number of years. In addition to his wife,

he is survived by stepsons, Joe Wankerl King of Plantsville and Glenn Wankerl of New Britain; five children Joelle, Cody, Frank, Mina and Andrew; a brother Thomas Simone of Florida, two sisters, Rita Susco of Plainville and Jeannette Pepe of Westbrook; and many nieces and nephews. Private services were held. Memorial donations may be made to East Haddam Food Bank, P.O Box 572, Moodus, CT 06469 or East Haddam Volunteer Fire Dept. 440 Town St. Moodus, CT 06469.

Patricia (Coneita) Chapdelaine, 49, died at Bristol Hospital, Oct. 20. She was born in Bristol, March 7, 1962, to David and the late Doris (Doty) Coneita. She was known as Giggles and had a love for animals and her cats. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Gary; a daughter, Toni Cunningham

of Brooklyn, N.Y., a son, J a m i e Coneita of Bristol; a s o n , Branden Coneita of Chapdelaine Las Vegas, Nev., who is currently serving in the military and his daughter Analiyah; a sister

Irene Collin retired from Holiday Inn Irene (St. Onge) Collin, 91, of Garland, Maine, widow of Marc E. Collin, died on Friday, Nov. 25 at Dexter Health Care Center, Dexter, Maine. Mrs. Collin was born in Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada on Sept. 19, 1920 and was a daughter of the late Flornt and Mary Maude (Russell) St. Onge. A former longtime Plainville and Bristol resident, she worked at Stanley Tool in New Britain for 15 years and

the Holiday Inn in Plainville for 10 years before retiring. Before she moved to Maine in 2005, she was a member of the St. Ann Society of New Britain and St. Matthew Church, Forestville. She is survived by two sons, Raymond Collin of Hartford and Michael Collin of Bristol, Tenn.; two daughters, Theresa Belanger of Garland, Maine, and Doris Ann and Donald Ostgren of Plainfield; two grandsons, Wayne and Brian Belanger;


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‘Nutcracker’ is a holiday dance tradition By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR

The ballet “The Nutcracker” isn’t necessarily about Christmas. The ballet, which depicts one night in the life of a young girl named Clara, happens on Christmas eve. And there is a Christmas tree. But that’s really all it has to do with the holiday. Yet, the ballet has long been synonymous with the winter holidays. And it’s solid entry on the performance calendar of ballet companies and ballet schools across the country. For instance, Plainville’s own Dance Incorporated performed the ballet at Southington High school on Nov. 27. Other area dance companies have their productions coming up as well. “I love that ‘The Nutcracker’ gets me into the holiday spirit,” said Kristina Mazzone, a dance instructor from Bristol. However, Kristina said “The Nutcracker” also holds appeal for her as someone who performs. “The dancing and technique that the dancers in that ballet have is incredible. As a dancer, I can appreciate all the rehearsals and ballet classes they have to take to become so great.” “I appreciate most that ‘The Nutcracker’ is the perfect combination of traditional elegance and liveliness,” said Caitlyn Flynn, a dancer from Southington. “One does not have to be a dancer to enjoy the show. The upbeat music and high energy is enough to captivate anyone’s attention.” “The Nutcracker” has many different segments, from the opening party sequence, where Clara’s family, aunts, uncles and cousin’s gather at the house on Christmas eve to the Fight Scene between the

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Nutcracker and the Mouse Queen to the Land of the Snow to the Land of the Sweets. Most fans of the ballet will have their favorite. “My favorite part is the Dance o the Snowflakes,” said Caitlyn. “The music is so dynamic and often the dancers do many jumps in this section, which is fascinating to watch. The precision in timing of the dancers in this section is outstanding. I find it very interesting to watch many dancers performing at once versus watching a solo ballerina.” Kristina, however, is diplomatic about her favorites. “I can’t say that I enjoy one scene more than the other. All the scenes are important to build up suspense and help the audience understand the storyline. Everything is danced so beautifully that it’s hard to choose.” Caitlyn, as a dancer also appreciated “The Nutcracker” because of “how diverse each of the leads is. Whether you are the Snow Queen or Chinese tea, you have to really commit yourself to the character you are playing and adapt your personal style of dance to fit your role. Because each lead is so different, everyone is able to relate to one of the characters, which enriches the experience of being an audience member.” The central character of “The Nutcracker” is Clara, whose life and dreams are played out on stage. It’s a role that appeals to young girls because they can see themselves mirrored in the character. “I love how Clara gets so excited about Christmas and that one special present that she receives,” said Kristina.


Dance Inc. of Plainville recently presented its production of ‘The Nutcracker’ at Southington High School. Here, Kaley Beauchamp of Bristol, in front, rehearses with Ashley Christensen of Southington, Sabrina Rostkowski of Farmington and Elizabeth Veilleux of Southington. “As a little girl, I obviously got excited for Christmas and opening presents with my family on Christmas morning And there was always that one present that trumped all other presents and it was my favorite that Christmas. I actually still get excited about Christmas. So some things never change.” “Clara is a very relatable character to young girls because of her immense creativity and curiosity,” said Caitlyn “Most young girls have a fascination with ballerinas and when I was young I was no exception. I grew up convinced I would be Clara in this ballet mostly because she was so relatable.” Besides making her

think of the holidays, Kristina said the ballet holds a particularly sparkling memory. “It was about a year ago when my fiancé took me to ‘The Nutcracker’ and then he proposed to me that same night. So ‘The Nutcracker’ will always have a special place in my heart because of that night.” Here is a sampling of performances of “The Nutcracker” coming up in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Nutmeg Ballet will be performing its tradition version of “The Nutcracker” at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18 at noon and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $33 to $45. For

tickets, go to CONNetic Dance will be performing its spirited version of the holiday ballet, “Nutcracker Suite and Spicy,” on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. at The Aetna Theatre at The Wadsworth Atheneum on Main Street, Hartford. This production is described by the dance troupe as “a totally different kind of ‘Nutcracker,’ featuring the company’s signature style of fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop and seasoned with their signature sense of humor.” Tickets are $30 and are available through or by calling (860) 251-9195. “New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker” will be per-

formed Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 and 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. This production is performed by students of New Haven Ballet and features principal dancers from Boston Ballet. Performances are at the Shubert, 247 College St., New Haven. For tickets, go to The Evjen Academy of Dance will present “The Nutcracker’ at the Main Stage Theater at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts, 359 Washington St. Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $20. For tickets, call 860-7576388.

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Forget rebuilding, PHS looking toward playoffs By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

When you lose 98-percent of your scoring, your basketball team might in what’s called a “rebuilding mode.” But the Plainville boys team is looking to avoid that rebuilding phase and go right into another campaign that leads straight to the playoffs. That’s the goal at least for Plainville head coach Marc Wesoly. The Blue Devils finished the 2010-11 campaign with a 9-12 record and lost in the first round of state tournament play to Notre Dame-Fairfield in a highly competitive contest. Gone from the squad is combo guard Chase Tarca, Plainville’s all-time leading

scorer for the boys program, with 1,279 points and who earned First Team All-State honors along with CCC South accolades. With season numbers of 22 points and over four assists-per-game, he certainly was the hard and heavy hitter of the program. But he certainly had some help. Leading rebounder Ross Zettergren, long range shooter Brett Litke along with Tyler Wesolowski and Tyler Guimond have all graduated from the program and certainly were the backbone of the playoff squad. And last season, it was a pretty solid campaign for the Blue Devils. Plainville won four out of first games and was off

Boys basketball and running in 2010-11, but then the Blue Devils lost eight out of its next 11 games before winning one of its biggest games of the season at Bristol Eastern. On Feb. 11, Plainville put it all together as the Blue Devils defeated the Lancers 62-52 for its landmark eighth win of the year. One game later, Plainville defeated Platt 7470 and was off and running for state tournament play. It was the first playoff appearance by the Blue Devils since the 2007 campaign. In that Bristol Eastern victory, Steve Boland hit a

basket at the third period buzzer to maintain Plainville’s lead in the game and that’s what Wesoly should expect this season from the crafty forward. The 6-foot-3 senior might be one of the team’s most experienced players and will be greatly counted on this year. And if more of the senior class shows up, Plainville certainly has more than a small chance to get back to the playoff picture. That class of players could include football standouts Tony Lopizzo, Danny Bates and Nick Moshier along with Kreyshon Schuler and Erik Perrotti. A strong junior core of forward Matt Thomas and sharp shooters Mike

Costantini and Joe Quintero could also produce for the Blue Devils. Brian Dostaler and Tyler Favreau may also be in the mix as well. Plainville won’t be ducking any challengers as the Blue Devils will play a big giant at Farmington to open the campaign while traveling to Monroe two days later to battle Masuk. Dec. 27 and 29 will once again see the Blue Devils host the Rybczyk Tournament and open play against Bristol Central on opening night at 7:45. On the CCC Interdivisional slate, Plainville will battle Manchester at the Ivan Wood Gymnasium on Jan. 23 while traveling to Rockville for its final road

test of the campaign in mid Feb.. Here’s what the Blue Devils are looking at in terms of competition this coming season: Date Opponent Time Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Farmington 7 Friday, Dec. 16 at Masuk, Monroe 7 Monday, Dec. 19 vs. Bulkeley 7 Thursday, Dec. 22 vs. RHAM 7 Tuesday, Dec. 27 vs. Bristol Central 7:45 Thursday, Dec. 29 Rybczyk Tournament TBA Tuesday, Jan. 3 vs. Maloney 7 Friday, Jan. 6 at Middletown 7 Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Bristol Eastern 7 Friday, Jan. 13 vs. Platt 7 Friday, Jan. 20 at Berlin 7 Monday, Jan. 23 vs. Manchester 7 Thursday, Jan. 26 at Bulkeley 7 Monday, Jan. 30 at Maloney 7 Thursday, Feb. 2 vs. Middletown 7 Monday, Feb. 6 vs. Bristol Eastern 7 Thursday, Feb. 9 at Platt 7 Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Bristol Central 7 Friday, Feb. 17 at Rockville 7 Monday, Feb. 20 vs. Berlin 7

Blue Devils seek slot in girls hoop state tournament By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

After going 4-16 last season, the Plainville girls basketball team is aiming for a state tournament berth for the 2011-12 campaign. It’s certainly a tall order but with another year of seasoning under its collective belt, the Blue Devils are going to let it all hang out and go after those eight victories needed for playoff qualification. But in the gritty CCC South, it could be easier said than done. However, if all the players make a return from last season, Plainville may have something here. Graduated seniors Kaitlin, and captains Justine Walicki and Becky Slivinsky proved to be a credible trio the team

looked up to last season, a new group of veterans will be called upon for the challenge. It’s going to be up to a strong senior class of Nikki Dow, Mikayla Wells and Alle Caponigro and a junior core of Melanie Walker, Kelley Slabinski and Carly Martino. Add in sophomore Kelsey Clemens, who showed some promise in a busy freshman campaign, and the potential for good showings is certainly there. Credit head coach Jen Micowski and assistants Lou Mandeville who helped keep the team together and kept pointing the squad in the right direction last season. Again, the numbers in the program might be small but getting better on a night-by-night, game-by-

Girls basketball game basis will be the key for the Blue Devils’ success this season. The 2010-11 campaign was a rebuilding year for Plainville but the four victories showed glimpses of what the squad could be this season. After starting the campaign 0-5 last year, Clemens tabbed a doubledouble of 11 points and 12 rebounds as Plainville defeated Sports Medicine and Science Academy 3936 in the first round of the Rybczyk Memorial Tournament and got the Blue Devils back to get the season on the track. Those kind of efforts Plainville should expect

this season from the sensational sophomore. Plainville’s second victory of the year came on Jan. 20 as the Blue Devils sunk Bulkeley in Hartford 32-23 behind 17 points and 14 rebounds from Nikki Dow. Three games later, the Blue Devils downed Bristol Central 31-26 to move to 312 on the year but needed to win out the rest of its contests to qualify for the state tournament. It didn’t happen. But at the end of the season, Plainville put together one of its best defensive efforts in quite some time as the Blue Devils smashed those same Bulkeley Bulldogs 559. This season, Plainville should be even more competitive but the schedule remains tough with Berlin,

Platt and CCC South champion Bristol Eastern will be tough to beat. But the Blue Devils will have more than a shot against Central, Maloney, Middletown and, of course, Bulkeley. Plainville also will battle CCC Interdivisional foes Bloomfield and a tough Southington squad from the Ivan Wood Gymnasium and will tangle with Rocky Hill and South Windsor on the road this year. The Blue Devils will also battle Cheshire in the first round of the Rybczyk tourney on Dec. 27. The senior core will be counted on heavily this season and with someone like Caponigro in the mix, the Blue Devils will have plenty of leadership to count on right off the bat. The key is to scoop up

every key win it could along the way this season like it did against Bulkeley last season. Going to the playoffs is certainly not out of the question for this squad. Plainville wants to show it’s for real this season and here’s the 2011-12 schedule: Date Opponent Time Wednesday, Dec. 7 vs. Bloomfield 7 Friday, Dec. 9 vs. Bristol Central 7 Tuesday, Dec. 13 vs. Southington 7 Monday, Dec. 19 at Bulkeley 7 Thursday, Dec. 22 at Rocky Hill 7 Tuesday, Dec. 27 vs. Cheshire 6:15 Thursday, Dec. 29 Rybczyk Tourney TBA Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Maloney 7 Friday, Jan. 6 vs. Middletown 7 Tuesday, Jan. 10 vs. Bristol Eastern 7 Friday, Jan. 13 at Platt 7 Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Bristol Central 7 Friday, Jan. 20 vs. Berlin 7 Monday, Jan. 23 at South Windsor 7 Thursday, Jan. 26 vs. Bulkeley 7 Monday, Jan. 30 vs. Maloney 7 Thursday, Feb. 2 at Middletown 7 Monday, Feb. 6 at Bristol Eastern 7 Thursday, Feb. 9 vs. Platt 7 Monday, Feb. 13 at Berlin 7

Plainville High wrestling plans to get right back to work By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

The Plainville wrestling team is right back to work for the 2011-12 campaign and will once again be looking to wrestle the top spot away from the Bristol schools and every other

Cusano participates with All-Stars

CCC south contender. The schedule is once again loaded with big challengers and plenty of tournaments come every Saturday that includes the Plainville Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 17. The Blue Devils have

four straight home meets that will take place from the Kegel Gymnasium to open the campaign while the Plainville Invitational will take place from the beautiful Ivan Wood Gymnasium. Here’s the whole schedule for the Blue Devils: Date Opponent Time

Wednesday, Dec. 14 vs. Newington 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 Plainville Invitational 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 vs. Platt 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 vs. Avon, Conard 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at Shelton 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Rockville 6


game. Cusano, the starting quarterback on the Northeast All-Star Team, aided the squad to a 10-0 ledger this past season and threw an incredible 27 touchdown receptions. Also to his credit,

Cusano only threw four interceptions all season long and carried a 6.7-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Cusano, a student at Plainville Middle School, attended Top Gun football camp this summer which


This past weekend, Plainville’s own Mario Cusano participated with the Northeast All-Star team in Florida to play in to participate in a tournament


p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at BC Invitational 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 vs. Maloney 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Greater Hartford 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Middletown 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Eagle Classic TBD Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Bristol

Eastern 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Rockville Duels 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 vs. Bristol Central 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Ground Hog Duals 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Berlin 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at CCC

was run by former NFL player Glen Foley in Williamsburg, Virginia. Cusano plays football in New Britain, is a two-time all star selection and was the quarterback on his team that won the Midconn Championship in 2010.

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Tony Lamberto rehearses his role as ‘The Nerd,’ the title character in Larry Shue’s comedy, which will be performed this weekend by Southington Community Theatre. Behind him is Craig Folcik.

Funny writing means funny play By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR

As a director, Peter E. Pristic was drawn to Larry Shue’s comedy, “The Nerd,” for a simple reason. The writing. “What added to the humor was how well it was written,” said Peter of the stage play, which centers on a young architect visited by a man he’s never met who saved his life in Vietnam. “It’s real. It’s believable. It’s not far-fetched humor. It’s not predictable. It could really happen,” said Peter of the show. Peter first read the play 20 years ago. He said, “The honesty and sincerity of the humor involved makes it funny for me.” For audiences, Peter said the humor works because, “You really feel for the main character. He’s someone to root for.” And Peter said, like himself, audiences will appreciate “the sincerity and honesty” of the play. For “The Nerd” to


James Brind, left, Tony Lamberto, Scott Hoffman, Amanda Savio Guay, and Craig Folcik rehearse a scene from Southington Community Theatre production of ‘The Nerd.’ work, Peter said one of the main tasks as a director is helping the cast define their characters. Fortunately, Peter said, this was aided by who he chose to play the characters in “The Nerd.” Peter said he specifically looked for actors who had many of the same traits of the

characters they portray. This gave the cast something they could draw from their own experiences as they put their characters on stage. He helped the actors develop a history of their characters to help them understand what brought these people to this particular point in

their lives. Asked what he liked about the cast he gathered for this Southington Community Theatre production, Peter said, “They’re all extraordinarily talented.” During auditions and work after they were cast, he said he said their “insight into the characters

was pretty immediate… It didn’t take long for them to figure out how to bring their character to life.” Audiences will enjoy “The Nerd,” said Peter. “They’ll be laugh so hard, their sides will hurt. And these days, we all need to laugh… The cast is hysterical. The writing is phe-

nomenal.” “It’s an escape,” added Peter. “It’s the middle of December… this provides a nice break from all of the (holiday activities). It’s a chance to let go and be entertained. Southington Community Theatre presents Larry Shue’s comedy, “The Nerd” on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Performances both nights are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance at Just for You… Country Gifts, 979 MeridenWaterbury Road, Plantsville, The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington. The cast includes Tony Lamberto, Craig Folcik, Amanda Savio Guay, Martin Smith, Scott Hoffman, Katrina DeVona, and James Brino. Stage manager is Denise Hadyka. For more information, go to Southington


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Kellie Lambert McGuire Observing The Arts Attention, all Jedi knights: The Storm Troopers are coming to Southington. The Southington Library will host a special “Star Wars” event at 3 p.m. Saturday. Take a photo with real Storm Troopers and Rebels, make your own Jedi Master, attack the Death Star with a paper airplane and feed Jabba the Hut. A costume contest for those dressed in Star Wars

gear will also be held. Register in person at the Children’s Service Desk at the library, 255 Main St., Southington. For more information, call (860) 6280947 ext. 3. FAMILY HOLIDAY FARE: “Teen Santa,” a new pop holiday musical for the whole family, will be Dec. 15 to Dec. 18 at the Off Broadway Theatre at Yale, 41 Broadway St., New Haven. The show, with book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Justin Rugg, is about a 17-year-old superhero who saves Christmas. The show also features the band Nothing2Simple, as well as Evan Faram of New York in the title role. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon, 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, or more information, visit MUSICAL NATIVITY: At 6 p.m. Sunday, St.

Dominic Church will host its second annual live musical production of “The Nativity of Jesus Christ: King and Savior.” Directed by Lisa Carroll, the play features alternating scenes of narration, accompanied by screened Biblical art on overhead screens and live action of the cast portraying biblical characters. The one-time performance is cast and supported by members of St. Dominic Parish, and is open to the public. Admission is free. Complimentary light refreshments will follow the show and a Christmas carol sing-a-long in the Geraghty Parish Center. For more information, contact HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE: “Music and Poetry of the Season” featuring the Buona Viva Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Ravita, will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran church, 27 Judd St., Bristol.

Please bring a non-perishable food item or make a free will offering to benefit Meals for the Needy, Bristol’s oldest soup kitchen. WINTER CONCERT: The Bristol Choral Society will present its annual Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bristol Central High School, Wolcott St., Bristol. The 130-voice chorale will perform traditional classics and pop Broadway pieces. They will be accompanied by their string ensemble. The Choral Society is directed by Ken Ferris. Tickets are $10 and available at, or at Michael Jewelers, The Garnish Bistro or Peter Frederick’s Salon. Remaining tickets will sold at the door. HOLIDAY CONCERT: The Plainville Choral Society will present its annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Plainville Middle School, Northwest

Drive, Plainville. Traditional and popular songs will be featured in this year’s show, which is themed “That Holiday Feeling.” Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available at the Plainville Senior Center, Dancingly Yours, Family Barber Shop and J.P Jewelers, all in Plainville; Saints in Southington; Irene’s Culinary in Forestville; Feet First in Bristol; or from any choral society member. For more information, call (860) 747-5695. DOO WOP HOLIDAY: A “Rockin’ Holiday Celebration” with doo wop performers will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at Torrington’s Warner Theatre. Performers include Lou Christie, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, Lenny Welch and Peggy March. Tickets are $35, $42.50 and $49. Call (860) 4897180 or

ART EXHIBITION: Southington artist Ellen Couture will exhibit her work at Paul Gregory’s Bistro, 148 Center St., Southington, throughout the month of December. Couture is the vice president, and former president, of The Art League of Plainville, and a member of the Southington Arts & Crafts Association. She has been painting and drawing for more than 30 years, and was trained as an artist at Tunxis Community College and through Adult Art Education Programs. She has successfully competed against local artists in juried shows and with the local art leagues and the Berlin Fair. For more information on her work, call (860) 9199005 or e-mail

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Plainville Scene

Grace Gibson of Plainville, left, facing camera, Alyssa and Kirsten Watrous of Southington wait backstage at Southington High School as Dance Inc. prepared to begin rehearsals for its production of ‘The Nutcracker’ on Nov. 26. The dance school performed the show for the public on Nov. 27.

Sarah Morocco, standing, helps Abbey Kozikowski of Bristol with her hair backstage at the Nov. 26 rehearsal for Dance Inc.’s production of ‘The Nutcracker’ at Southington High school. Morocco is a former student of Dance Inc., now living in New Haven, who returned to help this year’s production.

‘Nutcracker,’ Plainville-style Plainville-based studio Dance Inc. recently performed its 25th anniversary production of ‘The Nutcracker.’ Southington’s Paula Calandra, left, Jilian Pesce, Carla Calandra and Plainville’s Mikayla Wells wait backstage at the rehearsal for ‘The Nutcracker’ staged by Dance Inc. on Nov. 26. At right, Stephanie Edick of Southington, who played Clara, with Dr. Drosselmeyer played by Ron Barlotta and the Nutcracker Soldier Doll, played by Keith Crockett.

Gabrielle Boudreau, left, and Aly Lachapelle, both of Southington, with Taylor Borla, back left, and Katie Oshana, also of Southington.

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Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, DEC. 9 BRISTOL FILM PRESENTATION. 5 p.m. ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” based on the Lisa See novel. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790. THE BENEFIT SENSATIONAL: A Benefit in Honor of Jeffrey Dziob. 6 to 9 p.m. Ingraham House, Summer Street., Bristol. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Raffles. (860) 770-0864,

SATURDAY, DEC. 10 OTHER STEAMPUNK TEA. 2 to 4 p.m. Come in costume, try some tea. Hosted by Miss Kitty, music provided by Dr. Grymm, reading by author Kady Cross (“The Girl in the Steel Corse”). Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford., 1-860247-0998. DANCE PARTY WITH THE CHAPPARALS. 8 p.m. to midnight. The French Model Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. $10. Cash bar. (860) 223-9306. BEADING CLASS 2:30 p.m. Join Native artist Candyce Test.

RSVP by Dec. 9. Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. 1-800-411-9671,

PLAINVILLE TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY. Leaves Plainville Municipal Center, Plainville at 8 a.m. and leaves New York at 7 p.m. (860) 747-6022, or reserve at the Recreation Office, 50 Whiting St., Plainville.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11 OTHER SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Collinsville Trail, Collinsville. After eat lunch. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 15 PLAINVILLE TATTOO ARTISTRY. Offered by Plainville Adult Education. Pre-register and fees. (860) 793-3209.



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DEC. 16, 17 OTHER WINTER THANKSGIVING: THE WINTER SOLSTICE. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Puppet show and story teller. Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. 1-800-411-9671,

JAN 17-MARCH 22 BRISTOL ADULT VOLLEYBALL. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Two or three nets. Teams formed each night. $25 per session. Chippens Hill Middle School, Bristol. Register at Parks and Recreation Department, Bristol City Hall. Registration proof must be presented prior to participation.

JUNE 22-30, 2012 BRISTOL TRIP TO MONTREAL, QUEBEC and New England Cruise. Held by St. Stanislaus Travelers. Nine days/ eight nights. One night in Montreal includes dinner, and guided tour. Seven night cruise. (860) 589-5597.


The New Haven Symphony will perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Friday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. OTHER WINTER SESSION AT TUNXIS. Registration is currently under way for Dec. 27 to Jan. 13 session. Courses meet Monday through Friday at accelerated pace. Art, management, computers, economics, history, mathematics, Spanish. Tunxis Community College, Route 6

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NOW PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE AMERICAN LEGION POST 53. SAL Recruitment Drive. Restrictions apply. Call Jason (860) 518-5130.

NOW OTHER BINGO. Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:50 p.m. Franco American War Veterans’ Place at 209 Smally Street, New Britain. (860) 223-9610, (860) 620-2735.

Selected home offerings from: Southington, Bristol, Plainville

Hot Properties 3 Winding Ridge, Lot 3 Southington, CT

SANDING • REFINISHING • INSTALLED 49 Whiting Street Plainville, CT 06062

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New Construction: 4 BR, 3 1.2 bath, well designed Colonial. 3200 sq ft, oversize 1st flr high ceilinged FR w/FP and hwd. Epicurean’s delight of a kit, granite, wall oven, stove top range, center island. FDR w/bay window. Bring your grand piano in this open & inviting LR with columns. MBR suite w/Jacuzzi & glass shower. Whispering trees included in this nice, new construction & flat 2 acre premier lot. MLS# G595732. Directions: Marion Ave to Mt Vernon Rd to Winding Ridge

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Price: $399,000 Agency: Perrella Realty, LLC Contact: Gail Perrella at 860-621-7130 Ext 16 Features: Gourmet kitchen with all top of the line

Price: $289,900 Agency: Country Manor Realty Contact: Karen at 860-589-2100 Ext 103 Features: DRASTICALLY REDUCED, BUILDER SAYS SELL!!!

appliances, granite counters, tile back splash, Merillat cabinets... Wood floors, open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 2573 sq.ft. set on a cul-de-sac. What a buy.

$249,900 Dircetions: Rt 177 (Plainville Ave) to Bradley Street

95 Roxbury Road Southington, CT

$289,900 • 1825 sq ft

894 South Main Street, Plantsville, CT 06479 860-621-7130

This beautiful new quality constructed Colonial boasting nice open flr plan w/eat-in kitchen, granite counters & maple cabinets opening to great room w/gas FP & vaulted ceiling, FDR, front porch, 2nd flr laundry rm, 3 BRS, 2.5 baths, balcony overlooking great room, walk-out bsemnt for future expansion, 2 car garage all on private lot on cul de sac. A must see home at a great price. Will also consider Rent or Rent to Brought to you by: Own for $1,800 a month. Offered exclusively by Country Manor Realty.

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Holiday listings MUSIC AND POETRY OF THE SEASON. 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Buona Viva Ensemble. Soloists, readings, choral pieces, and a carol sing. Zion Lutheran Church, 27 Judd St., Bristol. Admission free-will offering to benefit for Meals for the Needy, Bristol’s oldest soup kitchen.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9, SATURDAY, DEC. 24 OTHER HANDEL’S MESSIAH. 7:30 p.m. New Haven Symphony. Cathedral of St. Joseph, Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free with free-will offering accepted. music-sacredsounds.

DEC. 9, 10, 11 OTHER ‘I’M GETTING NOTHIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS.’ Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Presented by New Britain Youth Theater. Cast of 48 includes children from Bristol, Plainville, and Southington. Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, 68 Main St., New Britain. $12 for adults and $10 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115.

DEC. 9, 10 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY. “That Holiday Feeling.” 7:30 p.m. Middle School of Plainville, Northwest Drive,

Plainville. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets available at Plainville Senior Center, Dancingly Yours, Family Barber Shop, J.P. Jewelers in Plainville, Saints in Southington, Irene’s Culinary in Forestville and Feet First in Bristol or from any PCS member. “Let’s Go Arts!” members 2 for 1 tickets available at the door only. (860)5695,

SATURDAY, DEC. 10 OTHER CHOCOL’ART. A family friendly event. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sample sweet chocolaty treats as you shop. From noon to 2 p.m., paint glass hostess plates with artist Carolann Dvorak Brewer. Class fee is $25 at the door or $20 for those who pre-register by calling (860) 678-1867. $10 materials fee for two plates. Farmington Valley Arts Center, 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon Park North, Avon., (860) 678-1867.

SOUTHINGTON DERYNOSKI HOLIDAY BAZAAR. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 30 vendors selling holiday items. At Derynoski School, Main Street, Southington. CHRISTMAS CONCERT. 7 p.m. TGI worship service is celebrating 15 years by offering an hour long concert. No tickets needed. Free will offering accepted. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11 SOUTHINGTON ‘THE NATIVITY OF JESUS CHRIST: KING AND SAVIOR.’ A musical production. 6 p.m. Directed by Lisa Carroll and written by E. Richard Fortunato. Preceded by brief Christmas Carol sing-along. St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. All welcome.

to answer questions about his flag exhibit in the gallery through December. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 673-6791,

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

SOUTHINGTON SOUNDS OF THE SEASON. Performance of the Southington Chamber singers. 7:30 p.m. Traditional carols as well as new arrangements of old favorites. Bring donation of socks, underwear, personal care items to benefit Southington Community Service. Southington Library, 255 Main St., Southington.



HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.’ Cabaret Lulu will perform. Lunch served at 11 a.m. and show at 2 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $45.

BRISTOL HOLIDAY SOCIAL WITH THE BELL CITY CAROLERS. 1 p.m. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge., (860) 584-7790.

OTHER MEET SANTA. 1 to 4 p.m. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $5 per family for museum members and $10 per family for nonmembers. (203) 753-0381.

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183 HOBART STREET • SOUTHINGTON This Cape Cod home is a spectacular addition to the market with four bedrooms, two baths, terrific open floor plan, 1st floor family room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace, hardwood floors, finished lower level, tons of storage, two car garage. $299,900 Dir: North Main or Pleasant to 183 Hobart St.

150 BURRITT STREET • SOUTHINGTON This lovely 2 bedroom Condo is surrounded by nature in a peaceful complex perfect for pets with walking trails nearby, it has a huge eat in kitchen, central air, 1st floor deck, full basement. $139,900 Dir: Atwater to 150 Burritt Street, #5B

TUESDAY, DEC. 13 OTHER THE ACCORDION CHAMELEON ANITA SIARKOWSKI OF SOUTHINGTON. Songs of the season. Christmas ice cream will be served. Photographer Steve Willard will be on hand

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SOUTHINGTON This beautiful D&J Colonial set on 2.5 acres with a view of the Southington Valley four bedrooms, four baths, the master bedroom with 2nd fireplace for cool evenings, eat in kitchen with pantry, family room with fireplace, 2nd stairway to the upper level, three car attached garage. $899,900

278 PILGRIM LANE • SOUTHINGTON Impeccable three bedroom, Putnam built Ranch located on the East End, home completely remodeled & updated, kitchen with granite, appliances, new flooring, living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room, master bedroom with full bath, walk in closet, crown moldings, newer Pell a windows, bright lower level with playroom. $327,900 Dir: Route 10 to Flanders St. to Flanders Road to 278 Pilgrim Lane

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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. REDUCED !199,900

HARWINTON: Adorable 2 BR Ranch waiting for you! Large living room, eat-in kitchen & breezeway. Sit on the deck overlooking 1.5 acres of private yard. ASKING $179,900

BRISTOL: JUST LISTED! Take a look at this Victorian Style Duplex. One Unit has 8 rooms, 4 BRs, 1 bath with full basement. The other Unit has 6 rooms, 3 BRs, walk-up attic & full basement. Plenty of parking & 2-car garage. $172,900

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

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

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

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: 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 ~ 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.

BRISTOL: Well maintained 6 room Colonial with 3 BRs, new kitchen, new windows, enclosed yard, vinyl sided, hardwood floors, 2 car garage. REDUCED $149,900

TERRYVILLE: MUST SEE! ~ Picture perfect Townhouse style Condo. This Unit features 4 rooms, 2 BRs, 1.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, full basement. End Unit, walk to Lake Winifred & park. Fully applianced. PRICED TO SELL $89,900

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BURLINGTON: Custom built 7 RM Colonial with 3 BRs 3 BAs, great room w/FP, FDR, EIK, w/island/ breakfast bar, granite C/Tops, 3 car garage, expansion for 4th BR/ bonus room over garage ad best of all it sits on 7 acres. $419,900

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COMPUTER-Database Administrator – (Middlebury) – Manage computer & network-based relational databases & computer applications operating on these databases utilizing Oracle ERP systems, PL, SQL, ProC, UNIX shell scripts & SQL+. Perform system & program analysis & development. Analyze & enhance database performance, evaluating new releases & features, & ensuring database integrity. Implement change management/change control processes, & design & implement database protection procedures. Provide database support using Supply Chain Planning, Vendor Management Replenishment systems & BPEL. Reqs: Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems or equiv education & exp as determined by an independent credentials evaluator, & two yrs of exp in position offered. Contact: E.Robertson, Timex Group USA, Inc., 555 Christian Rd, Middlebury, CT 06762

COMPUTER-Senior Systems Analyst (Middlebury) – Support Oracle EBusiness Applications & operations. Develop custom modifications of Oracle Applications util Oracle EBusiness Suite R12. Design, develop, & test application configurations, conversions, interfaces, & extensions. Provide customization, system analysis, & programming support. Implement key business initiatives. Build custom applications for Support Supply Chain Planning (SCP), Packaging Control System (PCS), Real Time Product Plan (RTPP), & Engineering Database System (EDB). Req’s: Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering or Computer Science & five yrs of progressive, post-Bachelor’s exp in position offered. Contact: E.Robertson, Timex Group USA, Inc., 555 Christian Rd, Middlebury, CT 06762. Reference #100 on resume.

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COMPUTER Senior Systems Analyst (Middlebury) – Support Oracle EBusiness Applications & various software systems. Develop custom modifications of Oracle Applications util Oracle E-Business Suite R12. Provide customization, system analysis, & programming support, & translate functional requirements into technical solutions. Design, develop, & test application configurations, conversions, interfaces, & extensions util PL/SQL, RDMBS, JDeveloper, Toad, Cebu Direct Ship, SQL Navigator, & Unix Shell Script. Develop, document & execute test plans to assess integrity of enhancements, configuration, & patches. Reqs: Master’s in Computer Information Systems or Computer Applications & 3 yrs of exp in position offered. Contact: E.Robertson, Timex Group USA, Inc., 555 Christian Rd, Middlebury, CT 06762

CRAFTSMAN T o cast lead (metal) statuary and perform all aspects of finishing. Includes heavy lifting, saw cutting, grinding, torch welding and soldering, hand detailing with tools and final wax coating. Must have artistic ability. Will train with right person. Safety equipment provided. Mon-Fri. 7:30-4:00, benefits after 90 days. Oxford, CT. 203-264-2831, fax resume 203-2642833

DRIVER Class A driver with mech. ability. Exc compensation. R+R Pallet, 120 Schoolhouse Rd Cheshire

Director of Counseling Center Western Connecticut State University Western Connecticut State University is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to provide leadership for the University Counseling Center. The Center provides mental health support to students on campus through individual and group counseling services. The Director of the Counseling Center provides direct counseling services to students in addition to administrative duties that include budget, strategic planning, supervision, professional development and committee work. The successful candidate also supervises screenings for anxiety, depression, eating disorders and drug and alcohol related problems throughout the academic year. View complete position announcement at: QUALIFICATIONS : Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology is required. Connecticut Licensure or eligibility for Connecticut Licensure is required as is at least five years of University/College counseling experience. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and will have experience working successfully with diverse populations. TO APPLY : Submit cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three (3) professional references to: or via US Mail to: Attn. Mr. Fred Cratty, Director of Employee Relations, WCSU, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Applications must be postmarked by January 6, 2012. WCSU is an AA EO Employer/Educator.

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DISPATCHER Entry Level Town of New Milford, CT The New Milford, CT Police Department is currently hiring an Entry Level Police/Fire/EMS Dispatcher to operate communications equipment in receiving, transmitting and dispatching emergency service calls, business calls and other calls as required. Minimum qualifications include, high school diploma with some experience in telephone and radio communications and background in police/fire/EMS work preferred. Work record should show a high level of punctuality and dependability as well as ability to work independently. Salary is $21.94 per hour. To view the full job posting visit Posting is open until 4:00pm, December 30, 2011. Send resumes to Alan J. Chapin, Director of Personnel, Town o f New Milford, 10 Main St. New Milford, CT 06776.

DISPATCHER FT/Annual Coordinates use of transportation services, dispatches drivers, performs functions of van/bus driver/aide as needed. Exp. w/ special needs student transportation/ routing/mapping & GPS systems pref. Pub. Serv License w/ school bus end or CDL, vehicle maintenance knowl, & comp. skills req. Must work well under pressure. Send resume to: EDUCATION CONNECTION #27-12, POBox 909, Litchfield, CT 06759 or AA/EEO

DRIVER PT Snowplowing, sanding, shoveling. Dependable. Clean CDL. For interview, 203-410-0149

DRIVERS - BUS Exp. full & part time. Local and long distance work, good pay with gratuities and benefits. We are looking for 1 yr min. exp. and 23 yrs or older with CDL and passenger endorsement. Apply 53 John St., Torrington, CT EOE


$500 SIGN-ON BONUS FLATBED DRIVERS! NEW EQUIPMENT ·Great miles & pay ·Benefits after 30 days ·Regular hometime ·Dry Van available, too! ·Multiple runs available CDL Graduates Needed 888-698-3207

DRIVERS Class A or B. Hazmat & TWIX Card. Medical & 401K. Tuxis-Ohr's Fuel, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT.

DRIVERS PT $12/hr. Must have S or V endorsement lic. Drug screen and bkgrnd cks., good driving record, Prospect 203-987-9691 lv msg

DRIVERS Supreme Forest Products, Inc. Is hiring Class A drivers, full-time Must have current medical card. Clean driving record, 5+ yrs. exp. Call Terry 860-485-1636 X 240

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Long Term Sub Art Teacher Watertown Public Schools Eff: Dec. 19, 2011-June 2012. Judson and Polk Schools. CT certification req. Send letter of interest to: Watertown Board of Ed, 10 DeForest St., Watertown, CT 06795. Closing date: Dec. 9, 2011. EOE

EDUCATION Math Sub Teacher, Gr. 9-12. Torrington High School. Apply at Quicklinks, Employment Opp. Job ID#869



C & H ELECTRIC HIRING APPRENTICES Fairfield County Projects Safety 1st Post Offer ... Drug Testing & Physical Call Sue at 860-533-9355

JOB PLACEMENT SPECIALIST – PT 27.5 hrs/wk. Develop job sites for people w/disabilities. Sales/calling upon employers req. Do intakes & facilitate placements. Exp in voc rehab pref. Exc comm & computer skills req. Send resumes to Easter Seal Employment Industries, c/o Ron Bourque 122 Ave of Industry, Wtby. CT 06705. No phone calls accepted.

MACHINIST FAST PACED PRECISION SURFACE GRINDING Exp'd. w/tolerances, micrometers, gages, etc. Pre-employment physical & drug screen req'd. $12/hr to start. Mon-Fri, 6am-2:30pm. Benefits pkg. Apply in person only at Carbon Products 3 Mattoon Rd., Waterbury

One of the fastest growing LTL trucking companies in the northeast region is seeking an experienced diesel/truck mechanic for our Southington, CT Service Center. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a solid company in a modern facility. Excellent wages (based on exp.) and a premier benefit package including 401k and retirement. This position requires a minimum of 3 years exp. repairing/maintaining class 8 trucks and trailers. Must have a complete set of hand tools. CDL is a plus. A. Duie Pyle 87 Aircraft Rd. Southington, CT 06489 Nate: 800-901-2204

ELECTRICAL JOURNEYMAN for 1 year Apprentrice. Send resume to PO Box 163 Thomaston, CT 06787 or fax 860-283-4922 ELECTRICIAN E-2, self-motivated, organized individual looking to work for a reputable electric co. Call 860-294-6686 or email your resume to:

EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED CNA wanted for private duty care in Bristol. Mon. & Wed. 9am-5pm. Sat. 5pm10pm. 860-584-5285.

GENERAL Borough of Naugatuck Part-Time Per Diem Position Applications are being accepted to create a pool of qualified individuals for consideration for a Crossing Guard position at various school sites as vacancies become available. $11.04 per hour. Mornings and/or Afternoons during the school year. Interested applicants should apply in person at the Naugatuck Human Resources Dept, Basement, Naugatuck Town Hall, 229 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

MACHINIST Local manufacturing company seeking detail-oriented machinist. Job functions include operation of CNC and manual machines with some assembly work. Ability to read blueprints and use of micrometers, calipers. etc. Please send resume to PO Box 216, Seymour, CT 06483.

MANUFACTURING 45 person Job Shop has a 2nd and 3rd shift openings for an EDM Operator/Machinist. Experience a plus but would be willing to train. Benefit pkg. includes life, disability & health insurance, paid holidays, and 401K plan. Apply at: AcuCut, Inc., 200 Town Line Road, Southington, CT. between 8am and 5pm


NEED EXTRA INCOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS We need 20 full and part time reps

IMMEDIATELY. Perfect for anyone who wants a flex schedule And wants to earn $$$$. We offer salary, bonuses and much more. We represent the area’s premier newspaper Call Linnette to set up an interview. 800-494-2680

GREEN RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS P.T. Mon - Fri Day Shift Non-Smoker Experience preferred but not necessary. Transportation a must.

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HAIRSTYLIST career oppty in the field of hair replacement. Hourly pay, health ins., vac. pay, and various comm. Jeff 203-598-3599

HOMEMAKERS, COMPANIONS, and Personal Care Assistants. Immediate openings. Help At Home, Inc. needs reliable, compassionate staff to work with the elderly in the home. Light housekeeping, errands and personal care. Must have own car. Call 860-678-8818. HOUSE CLEANERS $10 + per hour, Day time housecleaning avail. Must be reliable and have own transportation. Call Ann at 860-673-1943. HUMAN SERVICES JOB COACH – Full time 35 hrs/wk and Per Diem positions available for evening shift (3-10:30pm). Working position, training and supervising individuals with developmental disabilities on janitorial work crews. Prefer experience working with this client population. Driver’s license required. Send resume to Michael Gaynor, Easter Seal Employment Industries, 122 Ave of Industry, Waterbury CT 06705 EOE.

HVAC SERVICE TECHNICIAN Commercial and residential service. Full-time, company vehicle, benefits. Experienced individuals only. Salary based on experience. (203)264-6571 phone (203)-264-0854fax

MANUFACTURING Inspector. Precision CNC manufacturing company seeking inspector. 5 years min. exp. Must be capable of maintaining and upholding ISO standards, perform first piece inspections, and interact with customers. CNC set up/operator. Mill and lathe positions available. Precision CNC manufacturing company has several openings. Must be self-motivated, able to edit programs, read blue prints, inspect parts. Surf cam knowledge a plus. Min 5 years exp. Excellent Benefits/Wages Send resumes to:

Mechanic HEAVY DUTY TRUCK MAINTENANCE Able to drive a semi, weld, repair tires, and general maint.. Mon-Fri., some wknds. 203-467-9923

MECHANIC heavy equip & trucks. CDL & CAT equip exp. a plus. Year round. 203-723-2300 Kim or Jim

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST/ SCHEDULING COORDINATOR 30-40 hrs per week for busy therapy practice. Previous medical office exp. preferred. Computer skills, insurance billing knowledge, ability to multi-task in fast paced environment, supervisory experience a plus. Email resume: kellygardino@

Part Time Cook 2 weekend positions. Residential Treatment Facilities – Must have exp. in cooking/serving/portion control. Must have American Food Safety Certification. Send resume to: Carol Pace, 31 Wolcott St, Waterbury, CT 06702 EOE

Help wanted Quality Assurance Manager Leading Aerospace Fastener Mfg. Co. is seeking a candidate with a BA/BS degree, a minimum of 10 yrs in QA or closely related experience and 5 years in a supervisory capacity. The ideal candidate will have experience in a progressive metal forming mfg. environment managing inspection personnel. Apply SPC methods for analyzing data processes & product. Must be familiar with the requirements of AS9100/ ISO9001/ ISO14001 . Formulate and maintain Watertown QA objectives in line with corporate policies and goals. EOE/M/F/ADA/Vet. Send Resume to:

Click Bond, Inc. 18 Park Road Watertown, CT 06795 e-mail: website: fax: (860) 274-6907

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Help wanted ROOFERS NEEDED Call JSR Roofing at 203-228-7256

MALL CONCESSION Growing, easy to run. Owner/operating. Smoothie kiosk. 860-543-1287.

SALES - Experienced & ambitious sales person wanted for Martial Arts School. Good opportunity to make money! Must have a resume. Call Ron at 203-596-9073 for interview.

WATERBURY BAR Complete kitchen, with good lease, $89,900 or make offer. CALL 203-525-5001

SERVICE WRITER high volume, fast paced shop in need of exp'd service writer to write-up work, order parts, dispatch work, etc. Send resume to: or fax 203-663-8866

SNOWPLOWERS & HEAVY EQUIP OPER'S . Min. 2 yr exp. Clean driving record & landscaping exp. helpful. Apply in person: 12 Sperry St, Wtby


TIRE CHANGER FT/PT. Must have 2+ yrs exp. Apply in person: Joe's Tire Shop, 31 Thomaston Ave., Wtby

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Medical office exp a must. Heavy patient contact. Must be able to multi-task and work in fast paced office. Word/Excel use req’d. Med billing software exp preferred.

Crystal Rock Water is one of the leading office refreshment companies in the United States. Since 1914, we have provided offices and homes with bottled water, coffee and refreshment needs.

Send resume to: or fax 860-677-9570 (please include salary req.) RECEPTIONIST experienced full time pleasant receptionist needed for busy oral surgery practice. Abiity to multi-task and computer literacy necessary. Fax resume to Melissa 203-797-0123. REEFER DRIVERS NEEDED! You deserve the nation's best freight network. Prime needs experienced drivers and Class A commercial students. Call Prime Inc. Today! 1-800277-0212

RESTAURANT COOK experienced only. Apply at JDTs Brickhouse , 4 Main St,, Thomaston, Ct. 860-484-4878 RESTAURANT COOK/ PIZZA MAKER Experienced. Apply at: Whooster Pizza 715 Lakewood Rd, Waterbury RESTAURANT LINE COOK must have 2 yrs saute exp.. Apply at: Bin 300, 300 Wolcott Rd, Wolcott. RESTAURANT WAITSTAFF 3 yrs exp. Serious inq. ONLY. Pizza Castle , 143 Chase Ave, Wtby NO CALLS.

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We currently have a full-time opportunity in our Middlebury branch for an individual with strong computer skills, including knowledge of Ready, Set, Go and Corel Draw is a plus to Typeset Stamp Mold. Proofreading and editing skills, monitoring work for style, grammar and consistency issues is key. If you have the skills we are looking for and the ability to work in a fastpaced team-focused environment, email your resume to AA/EOE

 VENDING MECHANIC TRAINEE Mon-Fri 9-5pm Will Train. Apply at 1172 No. Main St., Wtby, CT

Financial Business opportunities BAR/ RESTAURANT FOR SALE- Downtown Waterbury area, close to UCONN, St. Mary's Hospital and Police Station. Big parking space. Call for details 203-2337749 Johnny

Articles for sale CAGE bird cage w/stand-home style for small birds $30. Call 860-351-5151 CAMERAS Minolta assort. lenses, filters, flash & case. $350. 860-6213087. CAST IRON WOOD STOVE Glass door. $400. Call 860-582-8611.

Merchandise Antiques DESK Larkin Antique Oak $300/best, walnut curio $150/ best Call 203-4494097



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CHRISTMAS ITEMS: Outdoor lighted trees & reindeer, misc. items $30 for all. 860-677-6809. COMPUTERS HP Laptop exc. 3 yrs old. $199. Chair by Heritage House new swivel rocker $350. 860-2744144 COOKING RANGE Electric, clean & everything works $125 CASH ONLY call 860-274-4448 DAY BED Excellent condition. $250 or best offer. Call 860-274-4149 or 203217-4676 DAYBEDS (2) European, Med. Green w/print exc cond. $300/ea or $500/both 860-583-3285 DISHWASHER Kenmore exc.cond. $125 .203.206.2077


Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the plastic molding industry seeks the following qualified professionals to join our team. Auxiliary Products include; Robotics, Injection Molding Machines, Material Handling Systems, Dryers, Granulators, Temperature Control Units and Central Water Systems. Visit our website at Industrial Equip Assembler – Must have good mechanical skills and electrical wiring exp. Duties include assembly of robotic, other automation equip and the ability to lift 50lb units is a must. The ability to read Electrical Drawings is a plus. In-house Repairs - Position will provide in-house technical phone support for Parts/Repair Depart. Responsibilities include basic quoting, repairs, processing of returns and UPS shipping. Must have the ability to troubleshoot electronic cards to component level, read/interpret circuit diagrams and download software to various components. Knowledge in Windows based computer systems and strong communication skills req. Knowledge of UPS on-line & FedEx shipping a plus. Min qualifications Graduate from Trade School w/concentration in electronics or equivalent exp. Stockroom Supervisor - This hands-on position will include allocating work as a Supervisor for all stockroom activities. Knowledge in Windows based computer systems and strong communication skills required. Must be able to lift 50lbs and ability to maneuver a forklift properly and safely. H.S. Diploma with 3+ years exp in a stockroom or warehouse. Prior Supervisory exp preferred. Wi t t m a n n B a t t e n f e l d I n c One Technology Park Drive Torrington, CT 06790 ATTN: Human Resources email susan.marinelli@ or fax 860-482-2069

PART TIME CUSTODIAN mechanically inclined. Varied shifts. Pickup application at YMCA, 284 Church ST., Naugatuck. No phone calls PART TIME Growing small business seeking bookkeeper. Must have exc. communication and computer skills. Email resumes to: PART-TIME

 "Jurors" needed for online surveys; read about law suit, give opinion. All work can be done at home to suit your schedule. Pay ranges from $50-$100 depending on length. Apply & get details at


RECEPTIONIST Small blueprinting company located in Plainville looking for friendly, detail oriented person to perform general administrative tasks including answering phones, receiving customers, invoices, etc. Must have basic computer skills. Please email resume to: Christine at

PAYROLL Busy dealership needs exp'd individual to process payroll and administer HR 80+ employees will keep you busy processing biweekly payroll. Send Resume to: or fax: 203-663-8866 PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING Upbeat, professional and fun person to represent LIberty Tax Service to local business community. Miss Lady Liberty is our icon. Position includes wearing her costume, promoting brand awareness, making deliveries and establishing relationships. Seasonal. Must have own car. $9.50/hr plus bonus. 203-5277585


DOG HOUSE new, never used hand made $200 CASH ONLY call 860-274-4448 DOG PEN Iron squares, folds up, 18" wide, 24" long, 21" deep $10. 860747-0862. DVD PLAYER RCA perfect cond. Plays DVD-R/RW. Remote incl. $20/best. Contact Jeremy 860-989-2492 ELEC.LIFTCHAIR like new $200, couch/chr $75, 2 twin beds/mtch chest $50 203-525-5003 ELLIPTICAL Nordic Track ASR 700 Elliptical, like new, hardly used, $450. Buyer responsible for moving equipment. (860) 604-8940 FISH TANK 55 gallon with accessories. $100. Call 203-437-2132.

3 - BYERS CHOICE Carolers. $25 each. 860-583-4458. AIR HOCKEY GAME commercial grade. Like new. $275 Call 203-704-0383, 203-879-0529 APPLIANCES Cooktop oven, dishwasher, S.S. sink $475 Call 203-565-2025 ARIENS SNOWBLOWER 7 hp, 24" cut $150. 860-589-3526. BED full size bedframe with mattress. Ikea. 2 night stands. Lightwood. $250 203-0605-6038 CABINET 68" white-washed oak china cab. Lighted china display case w/3 glass shelves. Server has 4 doors $100. 203-758-4489

FISH TANK for fish or reptiles. 55 gallon. $30. Call 860-621-7145. GENERATOR Coleman MAXA 4,000 ER PLUS $350 call 860-283-4137 anytime. GENERATOR Coleman Powermate. 5,000 watts, 10 hp. $300. Call 860-283-8191 HEATERS 2 MONITOR 30 K1 Heaters $100. 1-860-582-8322 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.

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Articles for sale HOT TUB Hot Spot SX model, w/ cover 3-4 person. Never used, $4000/ best offer 860-628-2399 after 5pm KEYBOARD Yamaha YPT-310 Electric Keyboard with stand $100. Great Gift! Call Nancy 860-620-7053. LENOX CHINA Hummingbird crystal dinner set. Collect. stamps, books, china plates. Best offer. 203-5193163 LIGHT FIXTURE (BATHROOM) chrome/layered Italian glass, 4tube lights $75. 35x4x4. 860-621-3362 MINK COAT Black Diamond, full length. Silver Fox full length coat, like new. $3000/ea. or best offer. Call 203-758-5107 MOOSEHEAD resin, 37 in. $75; BABY BEAR resin side $25. 860-747-3567 NEED BABY STUFF? Car seats, booster seat, swing & Graco jogger stroller. First $60 takes it all. 860-5896447. OFFICE CHAIR black, hi-back w/ rollers $75. Call 203-509-1488

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.

Articles for sale SNOWBOARD (BURTON) 122" w/bindings & Mens 8 boots (for complete set) $100. Call Nancy 860-620-7053 SNOWTHROWER Toro electric 18 inch clearing path. Like new $95. Please call 860-479-9097 after 5. SPA Conair Parafin Spa w/auto shut off for hands and feet $15 Call 203-879-7859 TABLE SAW 10" blade capacity. $65. Call 860-585-6484. TELEVISION 27" Sony Triniton TV, perfect working cond. $100/best. Contact Jeremy 860-989-2492. TEXAS LONG HORNS Wagon Wheels, Buggies and Sleighs. Barn loaded Call 203-879-3169

TRACTOR John Deere, Model LX 255, w/rear bagger, hydrostatic drive, low hrs, mint cond. $1500/best 203-272-4718

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PIANO Young Chang E-101 console model w/bench and "mute" pedal Ivory Polish. Piano is overall in great condition. Asking 1,400.00 serious inquiries pls 860-583-8366.

POOL TABLE Beatiful slate oak. 7ft 4 1/2"X4ft 1 1/2". Lthr pockets. Exc. cond. $850. 203-758-9102

QUEEN SIZE BED: Black metal headboard. $70. Call 860-214-9177. SALOMON WOMEN'S SKI BOOTS. Size 6½, new, still in box. $75. 203903-6423. SCOOTER Razor E200 Electric Scooter-green. Like new, comes with charger. $50. Call Tara/Pete at 860628-8563 if interested.

SKIS Atomic ARC Girl Skis with Pink and White boots (size 6.5) Complete set $100. Call Nancy 860-620-7053. SKIS mens short skis with size 9 boots $100 complete set-ready to ski. Call Nancy 860-620-7053

CHAIRS office chairs w/cushion, non foldable set of 5 for $75 Call 203-879-7859 CHEST 5 drawers, 4 shelves $200 or best offer. Polyester/fiber recliner (brown) $150. Call 860-302-0917. HUTCH oak hutch 38wx18dx76h; topglass drs; bottom-drawer & cabinet; excellent $100. 860-589-0192 (lv msg) KITCHEN DINETTE SET 5 piece. $70. 860-621-3916.


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WASHER & DRYER Good condition. $350. Regulation size pool table. $600. 860-919-3758. WASHER/DRYER SET 3.5 cubic ft., Frigedaire front load. $600 Call 203-879-6496 WINE COOLER Counter/under counter model. Holds 12-750ml bottles $65. 860-621-3362. WOOD BURNING STOVE Franklin w/ some 8" pipe. $150 Call 860-4898507, lv. message YODLE WOOD BURNING STOVE; Good condition $200 or best offer. 860-589-5011.

SECRETARY DESK 1940's, claw feet, w/ chair. Good cond. $225. Call 203-714-7921 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.


Auctions 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

FRYER Turkey fryer-Brinkmann used only once $50 Call 860-351-5151 JUICER by Jack Lalane never used $50. Call 203-879-7859 SMOOTHIE MAKER Pro 600 blender $25 Call 203-879-7859 WASHING MACHINE Fridgadire front end 4 years old-$150; dryer 1 year old $150: 400 lbs of Weights, olympic bars, bench, preacher bench, dumbells $400. Assorted sports cardsboxes, sets, unopened boxes etc. best offer. 203-530-7081

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Wanted to buy ALWAYS BUYING VINTAGE ELECTRONICS, GUITARS, AMPS, VAC TUBE AUDIO. RECEIVERS, RADIO'S, HAMEQ, CB, ANTIQUES 860-707-9350 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.

Wood & fuel FIREWOOD A1- absolutely all hard- wood. 18 mo. seasoned. Cut, split, delivered. $250/cord. 203-758-6570 SEASONED FIREWOOD Cut, split & delivered $220/cord call 203-704-0773

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BEACON FALLS Cozy 1BR $650 stove & refrig incl. Off st prkg. WD hkup, sec. Cr. ck, refs, lease. 860-464-0138.

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BETHLEHEM 1BR 1100SF. all appls. CA, gas heat, no pets/smoke. $925/mo. plus sec. dep. & utils. 203-589-2094






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BRISTOL 2 Bedrooms available. Sec. & credit ref. No pets. No util. $950. 860-748-0721 for more info.

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NAUGATUCK Call 203-263-3529 45 Spring St. 2-3 BR, lrg rooms, appl incl, off-st. park. $775 14 Barnum Crt. 2 BR, cozy & clean, appl incl, $725

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NAUGATUCK cute and cozy remod. 2RM effic. off st prkg. No pets. cr. & bkgrnd ck. req'd. $550/mo. 203-7296610

WATERBURY 2BR, 3rd flr., Howard St. New windows, rugs, tile in ba. & kit. Stove, refrig W/D incl, off st. prkg. Call for more info 203-768-8756

OAKVILLE 2 APTS 2nd flr 1BR $675 1st flr 3BR $975 lndry, no pets, lease, 2 mo sec 203-232-3854

WATERBURY 2BR, $625. East End, appl, laundry in bldg, pkg in lot. sec & ref. 203-527-9360

OAKVILLE 5RMs, 2BR, appls, carp., 2nd flr. $750+utils. Cred ck., 1st, & sec. No pets. 203-270-9800

WATERBURY 2BR apt. 3rd flr., 92 Wolcott St. No pets. $600/mo 203-671-0074

OXFORD Private Studio apt, sep. entrance, 2nd flr, HEAT INCL. W/D, DW, $750+sec 203-525-7181 PLAINVILLE, Clean, quiet efficiency apt. Laundry avail. Minutes from pharmacy, restaurants shopping. $540/mo. No Utils. Qual. Applicants Only. Call 860-680-2363.


1 STUDIO APARTMENT $500 + UTIL CALL 860-518-9183 SEYMOUR 1BR heat incl., 1st flr., hw flrs., appls., near Rte 8 & 67, no dogs, $700 Call 203-888-9093 SEYMOUR 2BR units starting @ $900/mo. EIK, laundry, prkng, yard, No pets. ALBERTI RE 203-888-0430 SEYMOUR - spacious 1 BR apt quiet, wooded. Rents from $595-795 +utilities. Pet friendly 201-887-6266 THOMASTON 1BR. Country setting. Appls, No pets. 860-618-0230 days, 860-567-0648 eves/wknds

THOMASTON 3BR (1100sqft) 2nd flr., renovated. All appls., WD hkup, cent. loc. $900+sec. 860-601-8072 THOMASTON Cute 2BR 1 ba, no smoke/pets, Off st prkg. WD hkup., Avail. Dec 1. $750+dep. 203-510-6738 W A T E R B U R Y 1 & 2BRS ALL NEW, 1940 Thomaston Ave Near DMV; 7 First Ave (downtown) busline, appl, pkg, wd hkup, sec 8 ok No Dogs $535 - $750 CALL 917-418-6421

W A T E R B U R Y ~ 2-5 BR LOW RENTS Fully Renovated Starting @ $500 203527-1132

W A T E R B U R Y Town Plot ALL NEW! 86 Alder 3BR $875 1st fl, appls, WD hkup, sec 8 ok, no dogs 917-418-6421 WATERBURY 1 & 2BR apts from $550 Section 8 Welcome. Handy man wanted. 860-274-4954

WATERBURY 2BR, Bunker Hill area. Incl. H/HW, WD, stove, refrig. Off st prkg. $875. 860-945-0890 WATERBURY 2nd Flr. 3BR Hillview Ave. $850, appls, parking. Section 8 OK 203233-9028

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BEACON FALLS- 2 BR, 1.5 BA, good cond, new appl, 1 gar., 1 off-st. park. space. No pets. Mack 203-720-9231

WATERBURY- Large 2 BR, 1st flr, W/D hkup, gar. avail., HW flrs, all appl incl, no pets $725 Call 203-592-3036

NAUGATUCK 3BR twnhse, 1.5 ba., new carp. & paint. No pets. $1025/mo. Owner/agent 203-736-4896

WATERBURY lg 7Rm 3BR, E End, near St. Pete's, W/D hk-up, renov. fenced yard. $875 Sec. 8 ok 203-217-6359

PLANTVILLE 3 bd. 1 ½ ba. Finished basement. Completely remodeled. Granite tops. $1350mo. 814-280-2907.

WATERBURY- Lower Hill St. 1 & 2 BR, renovated. $575-$650. Call 203-565-4743

WATERBURY $795 remodeled, brick & stucco Tudor style, W/D, appl'd, Carpet. No smoke/pets 203-879-9509 800-232-1647

WATERBURY/PROSPECT 1BR 600SF WD. EIK, clean, no pet/smoke $800+sec. cr. ck. 203-527-8123 9a-9p

WATERBURY- 132-134 Griggs St. 2 BR, 2nd Fl $650. 1 BR, 3rd Fl $550 Call 203-953-1799 WATERBURY 1730 Thomaston Ave. 2nd & 3rd flr 3BR, hdwd flr., No pets. $850. 203808-0426/233-9256 WATERBURY 1BR efficy. $625/mo. incl. utils. Close to bus. Sec. & refs. Call 203-596-7486



1BR & STUDIO STARTING @ $400 FREE H/HW off st-prkg. Ldry rm. On busline. Safe & Secure. Sec 8 ok. 24 Hr. Maint.. 144 Grove St.

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WATERBURY 2 -3 BRs nice, clean, quiet, no pets Sect. 8 OK. Starting @ $660 ~ 203 -558-5142 WATERBURY 2 apts: So Main St 3 BR $850 & Charles St. 2 BR $750; newly renovated, move in cond. utils not included. GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! CATHY (203)528-3940 WATERBURY 2 BR on Irion St $675; washer hookup, off-street parking, Section 8 OK. 860-306-3594.

WATERBURY 2BR, 1.5 ba., East End totally redone. $950/mo. 203-451-5006

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WATERBURY 2BR Immed 1 fam. house. Great loc. Hdwd flr Beaut. $990 no pets Gary 203-808-9881

WATERBURY 3BR house LR, Kit., S/room. heat & water incl. 85 Carnation La. 203206-4481

WATERBURY - 4BR, 1 bath, 1 car gar., 1100sqft. WD hkup, gas heat. $1250/mo. Call 203-743-1848

WATERBURY Remod. 3BR House great area, 1yr lease, No Util/No pet 1-1/2 mo sec. $1100 203-729-1230



WATERBURY 3 & 4 BR 1st & 3rd Fls, Spacious apts 47-49 Wyman St. $850 & $1000 Sec. 8 OK. Call 860-945-9301 WATERBURY- 3 BR, lrg eat-in kit., WD, remod. $735 Call 860-628-6892 Sect. 8 OK. WATERBURY- 34 HICKORY ST 2 BR $600. 632 Baldwin ST 2 BR $650 Call 203-228-0131/203-419-7988 WATERBURY 3BR, 7RMS, 2nd Fl, $650, no Util. off-str-prkg, East End. call 413-717-0992/413-717-0991

FREE UTILITIES!, Move in special- 2 weeks free rent! On-site laundry & parking. Se Habla Espanol $525-$675-$765.

Christina 203-509-2025 WATERBURY- Studio for rent Town Plot $575, 1st flr. Sec. 8 ok. Call 203-233-2397 WATERBURY SUPER CLEAN! 2nd fl., 4rm, new carp., all appl, incl. washer. after 5pm 203-756-3133

WATERBURY 3rd flr., 1BR, appls., washer hkup, very nice. $580/mo. Call 203-6410286

WATERBURY Town Plot 4 rooms, 3rd flr, $600; spacious, clean, remod, off-st. prkg, no pets. 203-575-9775

WATERBURY 41 Prospect St. Studio & 1BR $475, $575 H/HW incl. Call Cesar 203-509-2025

WATERBURY Town Plot 4RMs, appls., clean & quiet. off st prkg. No pets/smoke $750. 203-758-1357

WATERBURY 67 Piedmont St. Updated 2BR 1st flr., $925+sec. No pets. Call 203729-2266, 203-805-1680

WATERBURY Town Plot quiet, 1BR heat, appl., 2nd flr., no smoke/pets. Sec/cr ck $750. 203-757-7416

WATERBURY 72-76 Hill St., 2-3BR priv. entr., yard, new windows, no pets. $650$750 Sec. 8 ok. DONNA 860-384-2524

WATERBURY Upper Congress 4RM, 1st flr., off st prkg., no pets. $800/mo. Call 203-509-7564 Sect 8 OK.

WATERBURY- 72 York St. ground flr, 1 BR, fully renov., W/D & appl incl., $650 Call 203-263-3529

WATERTOWN 1BR apt, WD hkup, no utils, no pets/smoke. $600-$750. Near Taft 203-758-4923/203-768-9012

WATERBURY/CHESHIRE LINE 4RM Twhse in 4 unit bldg., appl., 1.5 bath, WD hkup, priv. bsmt, No smoke/pets $850 203-758-1357

WATERTOWN 203-240-5785. Lg. 1BR, 1 full ba., kit, no pets. heat & hot water incl. $700/mo. Studio, 1st floor, $600

WATERBURY Completely renovated, beautiful Lg 2,3 & 4BR, New appls W/D hkup, Sec. 8 welcome. 203-667-753 WATERBURY cute 2RM studio apt w/appls. No smoke or pets. $550//mo + $500 dep. 203-527-3307 WATERBURY Dallas Avenue, spacious 1br w/small spare rm. new floors & kit, fresh paint, plenty pkg $675 plus sec, credit ck, no pets, 203-725-7652 WATERBURY Grace St. Be the 1st in this newly renov. spac. 3BR.. $950 203-7292266, 203-805-1680


WATERBURY 2 car garage, 300 sq ft, video cameras on premises, $145/mo. Call 203-704-0691

Houses for rent BANTAM- RT. 202 5 LG/ BR, 2 BATH. $1700 Call 203-331-5966

WATERBURY 2BR, 1.5BA, Condo to share, Cable, w/d, WiFi incl. $125/wk Call 203-257-3161

WATERBURY large Beautiful Room, East End, w/private bath $135/wk call 203706-6332

MIDDLEBURY 4BR, L/R, D/R, Gar., bsmt, hdwd fls, frpl, fenced in yard, great area, $1600/mo 203-510-5355 NAUGATUCK lg 3BR, duplex. Lndry, storage shed, priv. drive, lg fence yard $900+utils no pets. 203-2721473 TERRYVILLE 2BR 5RM hse. $875/mo. w/ purchase option. 3 car garage space available 860-361-9669 THOMASTON 2BR house w/w, hot air heat, deck, on cul-de-sac, $850/mo. cr. check+ sec. Call 860-283-0124

MIDDLEBURY room for rent, utils incl. $400/mo. 1 mo. sec. 203-558-0232

PROSPECT 1BR clean, large kit., LR, AC, washer, disabled welcome, smoking welcome. $600. incl. all utils. Sec. needed. 203-217-7210

WOLCOTT- 2 BR, 2nd flr, big yard, appl & heat included $1000/mo. Personal & credit ref's req. 203-704-1422 WOLCOTT 2BR $1000+utils. 1BR $700+utils. Call Chris 203-879-0050

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