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Volume 23, Number 32

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Francis re-elected; Eames, Szewczyk earn BoS spots Durham voters went to the polls Tuesday. The results :

Tax Collector : Martin French (D)

First Selectman: Laura L. Francis (R) Selectmen: George M. Eames IV (I) and John Szewczyk (R) Town Clerk: Kim Garvis (R)

Joy Meyerholz, left, works on a square dedicated to her son, who died May 24, 2016 from an accidental overdose. He was 20 years old. Photos by Everett Bishop, Town Times

Quilt-making memorializes those lost to drug overdoses By Everett Bishop Town Times

In 2018, more than 68,000 Americans lost their lives to a drug overdose. Mothers, fathers and children were left without loved ones and were forced to move on and cope with their loss. “My son died May 24 of 2016 from an accidental over-

dose,” said Joy Meyerholz. “It can be anybody’s kid. This quilt is going to be seen by a lot of people and I just want to tell my son’s story.” In order to help keep the memories alive of those lost, TriCircle, Inc., an organization that provides counseling to those affected by substance abuse, hosted a Remembrance Quilt square-

making event at the Middlefield Federated Church. Loved ones were supplied craft supplies, pizza and soda and were given a space to create a quilt square that best reflected the loved ones they lost. Remembrance Quilts are sewn together once 36 See Quilt, A13

Town Treasurer: Wendy Manemeit (R)

nor Bates (R)

Board of Assessment Appeals: Debra DeFelice (R) See Francis, A12

Bailey, Yamartino team prevails Voters took to the polls Tuesday. Middlefield and Rockfall voters picked: First Selectman: Edward P. Bailey (R) Selectmen: Carol L. Bufithis (D) and Robert C. Yamartino (R) Town Clerk: Donna M. Golub (D) Treasurer: Taryn R. Ruffino (D)

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Presentation educates seniors about phone scams By Everett Bishop Town Times

Your cell phone rings and the caller ID displays a number you don’t recognize. The robotic voice on the other end tells you that you may be in trouble with the IRS or that you won a million dollars. You might get excited or anxious, but before you do anything ask yourself: Did that call make any sense?

take money from your bank account. Senior citizens are often the most vulnerable targets. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, state Reps. Noreen Kokoruda and Vincent Candelora visited the Durham Activity Cen-

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ter to introduce a presentation by AARP fraud watch volunteer Byron Peterson.

Peterson’s presentation showed that the top three scams in Connecticut in-

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State representatives Noreen Kokoruda, left, and Vincent Candelora visited Durham senior citizens at the Durham Activity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The two introduced AARP fraud watch volunteer Byron Peterson, who presented anecdotes, facts and tools to help combat telephone scams. Photo by Everett Bishop, Town Times

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In Brief Gastler Farm concerts Pianist Timothy Krippner and cellist Max Geissler will perform at Kalmia Gardens at Gastler Farm in Durham Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. The musicians will perform works from Claude Debussy, Alfred Schnittke and Nadia Boulanger. Garden tours are available one hour before the Saturday and Sunday concerts. For ticket information, visit Kalmia Gardens at Gastler Farm is located at 159 Middlefield Road.

Holiday fair The Middlefield Federated Church will host its annual holiday fair on Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include a silent auction, and the church’s Fellowship Cafe will be serving up breakfast and lunch.

Crafts with Bernadette Durham Middlefield Youth and Family Services presents Holiday Crafts with Bernadette on Saturday, Nov. 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Middlefield Community Center. $10. Learn how to make cinnamon ornaments and bird food wreaths. Children under 12 must be ac-

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DMYFS Fun Night A Fun Night event for 5th and 6th graders will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at 405 Main St., Middlefield. There is a $5 entry fee. The event includes music, games and food for sale. A donation of fruit snacks, paper towels, tuna fish or sauce for the Durham and Middlefield food pantries is requested. Register online at For more information, contact Betsy Dean: 860-3490258,

Business breakfast The Durham Economic Development Commission invites our small business owners to a breakfast and networking workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 to 10 a.m., at the third floor conference room of Town Hall. Courtney Hendricson, VP of Municipal Services, and Rachel Gretencord, Financial and Research Analyst, of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. will speak. To register, email

Paint night fundraiser The Durham-Middlefield Girl Scouts invite the com-

munity to a Holiday Ornament Paint Night on Friday, Nov. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., 405 Main St., Middlefield. Attendees will participate in a guided painting session and leave with three wooden ornaments to hang at home or gift to a loved one for the holidays. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit Proceeds will go to support Durham-Middlefield Girl Scouts events and provide opportunities throughout the year. For more information, visit DMFGirlScouts@ See Briefs, A9

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The library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Programs for kids Attitude of Gratitude: Grades K-2 and Grades 3-plus. Activities to learn and share gratitude. For dates and to register, visit Sensory Storytime: Thursday, Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. All ages, with an adult. Storytime and play group. No registration. Programs for teens Trivia Night: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. For teens and adults. To register, and for more information, visit College 4 Less: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to get your student into a college that’s the right fit. Please register.


Get to Know Your Local Organizations: Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. An information open house. See for details. Readers Theater: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Performing “Mary Jane.” Please register.

Levi Coe Library The library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Senior Center Book Club: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m. Join us in discussing “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Copies are available at the library. Life Organizer & Coach: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. Life Organizer & Coach Lynn McPhelimy will discuss decluttering, organizing and simplifying your life. To register, call 860-349-3857 or stop by the library. Brown Bags & Books: Join us Tuesdays through Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m. Bring lunch to enjoy while listening to Miss Vicki read. After lunch, each child will create a dessert. To register, call 860-349-3857.

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Durham resident’s firm named business of the year Durham resident, Attorney Renee C. Bauer, has earned the Women-Owned Business of the Year Award from the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce. She will be honored at a dinner on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Cascades in Hamden. Bauer is founder and princi-

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Round-Up committee prepares for year No. 14 By Bronwyn Commins Special to Town Times

If you want to see the Core Ethical Values in action, look no further than the guidance office conference room at Strong School on a weekday afternoon in late October. That is where you will find teachers, guidance counselors and representatives from Durham-Middlefield Youth and Family Services. There is one goal that unites these people: supporting the needs of Middlesex County through the Community Round-Up, now in its 14th year. Does a can of corn or a jar of peanut butter change lives? No. But it’s never just one can or one jar. It’s thou-

sands. Those cans and jars are collected through the tireless efforts of people like Kathy Bottini, who continues to oversee the Community Round-Up. Along with teachers and leaders from throughout the district, Bottini organizes the collection of food one can at a time. Those collections make their way to the food pantries in Middlefield and Durham, and then to Amazing Grace in Middletown. In true selfless fashion, Bottini shares recognition with others when asked about the success of the program. “Everyone just knows what to do and works together beautifully,” she said. Combine that with a lot of

hard work and planning. Nothing this spectacular happens overnight. For those who have not had the privilege of seeing how this whole operation works: teams of parents and students are given a route through the district, where they request donations of nonperishable food, money or gift cards. Those items are brought back to the cafeteria at Coginchaug, where they are counted, sorted and boxed up for delivery. From there, they go to the food pantries. Those cans of food don’t just change the lives of those who receive them; they change the lives of those See Round-Up, A12

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Giving thanks for things both big and small Well, it’s that time of year again, when we are reminded to count our blessings. Thanksgiving usually has us thinking about just how lucky we are. We check off the big stuff – family, friends, home, good health. And I am, indeed,

mightily grateful for those things. But lately, when I remember to do it, when my mind is not spinning like a top and turning to things that could go wrong, I pull myself back into the moment and am appreciative for all the goodness in my life.

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Talk of the Towns The Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation is, once again, hosting Talk of the Towns, a quartet of lively 10-minute talks. Christian Gonzales will talk about Native American beliefs, Michael Good on his most recent documentary, Tina Hurlbert on climbing mountains, and Lisa Larsen on the benefits of singing.

Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition and the Resident State Troopers office of Middlefield wish to thank everyone who dropped off prescription drugs on National Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 26. The Middlefield take back collected 109 pounds of unused medications. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events have been extremely successful not only in getting unused drugs out of homes, but also in raising awareness of their link to addiction and overdose deaths. The public has embraced the opportunity these events provide to remove medicines in the home that are unused and highly susceptible to misuse, abuse and theft. If you have medications that need to be disposed of before the next take back day, which will take place in the spring, Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition has free medication disposal bags available. Email Prevention Coordinator Dena Miccinello at or call 860-349-0258.

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The event will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., at Indian Springs Golf Club in Middlefield. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $10. There will be appetizers and a cash bar.

Basketball Night Coginchaug Basketball Night, an adults-only social event to kick off the season, will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 7 to 10 p.m., at Fire at the Ridge, 99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield. For more information, visit


Lunch talk The Durham Senior Citizens Board will sponsor a Soup & Salad event on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Durham Activity Center. The program, presented by the Connecticut Historical Society, is entitled “Tories, Spies and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut.” Lunch will be served at noon. The program begins at 1.

Call 860-349-3153 to make a reservation. This program is free to Durham and Middlefield seniors. Donations are appreciated. See Briefs, A12


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Letters Policy

From A6

Email letters to; mail to 500 South Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 or fax to 203-639-0210. Letters are limited to 300 words. Town Times will print only one letter per person each month. We reserve the right to edit letters. We do not list names of people, organizations and businesses being thanked. Names of businesses are not allowed. Letters must be signed and names will appear in print.

In addition, she authored, “The Ultimate Guide to Solo and Small Firm Success” (LawFirst Publishing) to help other attorneys open their own practice.


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local organizations, also on Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meet representatives from the Girl Scouts, Lions Club, Durham Middlefield Youth and Family Services, Durham Recreation, Complete Streets, the U.S. Census Bureau, MARC Community Resources, and more.


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The One Book, One Durham project is based on the book, “This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are” by Melody Warnick. One of Warnick’s major themes is that anyone can develop a love and appreciation for any place by taking specific actions that will strengthen one’s connection to the community.





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A full schedule of One Book One Durham programs can be found on the library website.

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Copies of the book are available at the Durham Public Library in paper, ebook, and downloadable audiobook versions.


Browse in between your appointments with local officials, or just drop in and see what our community has to offer. No registration required for this information session.


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Zoning Board of Appeals: Mark Jungels (D), William LaFlamme (R) and Mike Geremia (R)

Planning and Zoning Commission Alternate (to fill two-year vacancy): John DeNunzio (D)

From A1

Planning and Zoning Commission (full term): Michael Fumiatti (R), Frank C. DeFelice (R), Richard Eriksen (R) and Will Spooner (R) Planning and Zoning Commission (to fill two-year vacancy): Christopher Balay (D) and James Frazier (R) Planning and Zoning Commission Alternate (full term): James Piotrowski (R) and Phil Augur (R)

Briefs From A9

Wreath decorating The Durham Garden Club will conduct a holiday wreath decorating workshop on Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to to 2 p.m., at the Durham firehouse.



Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate: Jaclyn E. Zolnik (D) and Robert Francis (R)

Workshop participants will receive an evergreen wreath, hanging wire, glue stick and access to all of the natural materials gathered by club members. Members will offer as much or as little help as needed. A fee will be charged for the kit, and a bow, which is optional.

From A8

I am grateful when my computer is moving along at a rather good clip. It sometimes does not like to cooperate, assuming, apparently, that I am in no big hurry.

Registration is required by Friday, Nov. 8. To reserve a spot in the workshop, contact Karen Patterson at 860-349-3506.

I am grateful for the mug that offers up my green tea every day. It is big and beautiful and blue, with a citrine gemstone on the handle. It makes that tea taste so much better.


I am grateful that Christmas still holds as much magic for me as when I was a wee one.


I am grateful that I wake up every morning to a kitty who loves her morning cuddles.


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How do you get an invitation? By picking up an extra can of soup, a box of pasta, or even a gift card. Put a bag of food on your front porch on Dec. 7, or maybe remind your neighbor that the Community Round-Up is on the horizon.

As with all things, the success of this program is founded in the hard work and generosity of many people: community members, teachers and organizations like the DMYFS, and the Wellness Coalition. As Bottini reminds us, “We have an amazing community.”

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From A2

From A1

“Four years ago I had the opportunity to become a millionaire,” said Peterson. “Yes, I won Publisher’s Clearing House and I just danced around that kitchen until something called logic –otherwise known as my wife – asked a few questions.”

squares have been decorated and collected. The quilts are then brought to events around the state in order to pay tribute to the ones we lost and to give others a broader scope of substance abuse disorders and the effects they have on families.

Peterson said that once his wife began asking questions he started to piece together that he was almost scammed.

Christine Gagnon, vice chair for TriCircle, lost her son in 2017. He was 22 years old.

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For more information, contact TriCircle at 203631-1743;

Joy Meyerholz’s son was only 20 years old when he died from an accidental overdose.

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After you hang up, contact the police, Peterson added.



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TriCircle also hosts bereavement group Hope After Loss at the Middlefield Federated Church on the first and third Monday of every month at 7 p.m.


“And despite what our mothers and fathers said, you can be rude to them if necessary,” he said.

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be done, like using the correct terminology. You shouldn’t say ‘an addict,’ you should say ‘substance use disorder.’ There’s just a lot of terminology that makes people think this is not a disease, but it is.”



Peterson said that it’s important to ask questions to “take control of the conversation.”

When talking about their quilt squares, Meyerholz and Gagnon expressed a similar sentiment: don’t think “it’s not my child.”


“I have gotten a lot of these scam calls. I’ve gotten IRS calls and they sound very serious, like you’re going to be in trouble if you don’t call right away,” said Lainy Melvin, chair of the Durham Senior Citizens Board.

“In 2017, there were 77,000 people that passed away,” she said. “The demographic of us as parents is kind of lost in the equation and we want to give each of those numbers a voice to know that it’s not just the loss of a family member or friend, but it’s also our loss.”




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