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Volume 9, Number 2

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Friday, Januar y 11, 2013

BOE, legislators discuss concerns of school district By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

A day before heading to the State Capitol to begin legislative session, delegates representing Southington convened with Board of Education members to discuss issues pertinent to the town’s education system. State Reps. Joe Aresimowicz, Rob Sampson, David Zoni, Al Adinolfi, and state Sen. Joe Markley sat down in the Southington Municipal Center’s Public Assembly Room to take questions and comments from board

members. Monetary issues remained the focal point of topics brought up, but school safety and communication were in the mix as well. One of the biggest topics amongst board members was unfunded mandates that pin towns against the wall, leaving them to implement policies with no financial assistance. Board members also said they would like the state to yield more control to local districts, saying they know what’s best for their own communities. “Give support to local districts rather than enforcing

these mandates,” said Terri Carmody, vice chairperson. “Leave it to us, we know what we are doing.” During a portion of the meeting where students were allowed to ask questions, Kennedy Middle School eighth-grader Mark Murdy asked about the necessity of the mandates. “Do you think that these mandates are necessary or do you think they’re just superfluous?” he asked. Markley responded, saying he doesn’t like mandates, even if there is money to fund them, saying local

governments should be given as much latitude as possible. “I think the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of big government moving up the line of responsi-

bility and things need to be turned back to the towns,” he said. Aresimowicz added he feels sometimes mandates

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SouthingtonSOS cancels Violent Video Game Return Program Declares mission accomplished before event could take place By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

A week after announcing the Violent Video Game Return Program that drew attention from national media outlets, SouthingtonSOS has canceled the event,

Citizen readers’ poll Question: Do you think turning in violent video games and movies will help stop violence? Yes – 1% (less than five votes) No – 95% (70 votes) Not sure – 4% (less than 10 votes)

scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, declaring its objectives have already been accomplished without the need of returning and destroying games. John Myers, coordinator and chairman of SouthingtonSOS, said on Jan. 9 the results of announcing the program have been a “swift, positive, and supportive response” from parents and young people in the community. “We’re pleased to announce we feel that the awareness has been raised significantly,” Myers said. The program, which encouraged families to hand in violent video games or movies to

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Middle schools committee discusses safety, EPA deadline By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

tors would be buzzed in and forced to enter the main office, as opposed to the way the school is currently laid out, where a visitor is buzzed in and then has access to roam the building. “The staff did a really good job of addressing that

prior to Newtown,” said committee Chairman Ed Pocock. Angela Cahill, project manager for Fletcher Thompson said the firm has had a See Deadline, page 9

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The Southington High School FIRST Robotics Team celebrates winning at the VEX Robotics Competition on Dec. 1.

On Dec. 1, the Southington High School FIRST Robotics Team entered two robots, took first and second place, and won the Sportsmanship Award at the Monroe-New Canaan VEX Robotics Competition held at Masuk High School. Both SHS Teams 195A and 195B will compete for the CTEA Southern New England Regional presented by Central Connecticut State University on Feb. 17. This is one of three New England Super Regional tournaments where teams can qualify for the VEX World Event. This is the first year the SHS Robotics Team has competed in the VEX program, which is a program intended to introduce students to the world of robotics. Teams build and program small robots using a basic kit of parts. The Southington Robotics Team used the program to help teach new members the basics of robotics.


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The concerns of school security remain prevalent in Southington as members of the Middle Schools Building Committee have reconsidered the glass that will be used for the doors at the entrances to both Kennedy and DePaolo middle schools. Committee Vice Chairman Chris Palmieri said the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown prompted staff and officials to re-think how much glass is used in the entrance doors. In Newtown, Adam Lanza was able to shoot his way through glass doors into the school, where he proceeded to kill 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14 before taking his own life. Palmieri said the security models designed for the renovations were “already ahead of the curve,” and the committee had stayed true to its philosophy of being proactive rather than reactive. The only reactionary measure now is the glass on the doors. “The actual glass does us

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Southington woman nominated to be state Supreme Court justice shoulders if confirmed as the first Hispanic to sit as a Supreme Court Justice in our great state. It is a responsibility which I will gladly accept and one that I would fulfill with diligence and dedication.” Espinosa was named by Malloy to the state Appellate Court in 2011 after close to 20 years in state Superior Court. She was the first Hispanic to serve in the state Appellate and Superior courts. The nomination of Espinosa was a clear one, Malloy said, pointing to her “impressive career.” “It is an honor to have the opportunity to name a woman with such a distinct and respected background to our state’s highest court,” Malloy said in a statement. “Espinosa has had an impressive career and is among

By Dan Brechlin Special to The Citizen

An appellate court judge and Southington resident was nominated Monday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to join the state Supreme Court. Carmen Espinosa, 64, was nominated by Malloy in a formal afternoon announcement at the state Capitol. If confirmed, Espinosa would become the first Hispanic to serve on the state’s Supreme Court. “I would like to especially thank Gov. Malloy for his continued commitment to diversity in our judiciary. Not only does he honor me with this nomination, but he has honored the Hispanic community as well,” Espinosa said in a statement. “I fully understand the responsibility that will fall upon my


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reached the mandatory age of retirement for state judges. Last week, Malloy nominated Andrew McDonald, a judge from Stamford, to the state Supreme Court. McDonald would replace Lubbie Harper Jr., who also reached the mandatory age for retirement. In addition to being a judge, Espinosa was an FBI agent and an assistant U.S. attorney. Early in her career she taught French and Spanish in the Southington school district.

Superior Court, Espinosa presided over several highprofile cases, including the murder trial for Marco “Killer” Camacho. In 2002, Camacho was sentenced by Espinosa to four life terms for the execution of four people in Southington in 1996. In 2010, Espinosa handed down a 70-year sentence to Marcos Mercado Jr., who was convicted in the killing of Thomas Szadkowski of Southington. Espinosa will replace Justice C. Ian McLachlan, who



our state’s most respected jurists. She will serve the people well when confirmed to the bench.” Espinosa said she hopes she serves as an inspiration to youths, especially Hispanics. “I hope that my nomination to the Supreme Court serves as an example to young Hispanic children that anything is possible if they stay in school and use education as the bridge to success,” she said. In nearly 20 years in state

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On Dec. 24, Members of the American Legion and the Sons of the American Legion delivered 19 complete Christmas dinners to families in Southington. The dinners were purchased with donations from the S.A.L., the American Legion, Alexis Testa, and Friends Café. From left: John Tripp, Chris Abbott, Bob Abbott, George Hepple, Mark McGibbon, Norm Giroux, Anna Berube, Rob Mitchell, Greg Abbott, Rob Abbott, and Jeff Skrzypiec.

Southington Land Conservation Trust volunteers will pick up trees at curbside for disposal on Jan. 12, 19 and 26 between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. The group will also offer a drop-off at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a donation price to recycle the tree and it will go directly to the SLCT for the purpose of conserving land and wildlife habitat within Southington. Detach the bottom portion of the flyer found on the website at www.southingtonlandtrust.o rg and mail it. Make checks payable to Southington Land Conservation Trust Inc., P.O. Box 369, Southington, CT 06489. Tax deductible donations are gladly accepted at this address. For more information, contact Al Fiorillo at (860) 690-2484.

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Quinnipiac River to benefit from Superfund cash

In the 1960s, industrial pollution in the Quinnipiac River caused the state to deem the river and Meriden’s Hanover Pond unsuitable for recreational use. As environmental awareness spread in the decades to follow, the river began to make a dramatic recovery. Officials hope to continue that process through the use of more than $800,000 from two Southington Superfund settlements. Superfund is the

name of a federal program for cleaning up abandoned hazardous waste sites. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will use the money to fund projects to further improve the Quinnipiac, its wildlife and the ability of residents to enjoy the natural resource. Settlement money has been used in a few ways already, including remediation of the contaminated sites, efforts to restore groundwater in the river basin and most recently the wildlife service’s plans to compensate for damage to wildlife in the region.

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around 9:30 a.m. while waiting at a traffic light on the exit 31 ramp off of I-84 west. Alvarez said he “felt slightly threatened by their mere presence,” according to Southington police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Dobratz. No injuries were reported. -Andrew Ragali

“It’s pretty exciting because there are a number of different possible restoration projects,” said Molly Sperduto of the wildlife service. She said the wildlife service hopes to get comments and suggestions from the public on the draft proposal throughout the rest of the month. The service will review the comments, adjust the draft as necessary and later this year come up with a final plan, Sperduto said. The goal is to restore or replace natural resources lost to contamination at the former Solvents Recovery Service site on Lazy Lane in Southington and the former town landfill on Old Turnpike Road. There are two priority projects: removing two old dams that impede fish migra-


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Southington couple has first baby born in Meriden in 2013 By Dan Brechlin Special to The Citizen

Few things about the relationship between Anuj “Andy” Bawa and Jyotsna Rani Vundavalli have been traditional or customary, despite their coming from traditional Indian families. Travis Bawa, their newborn son, however, came just as expected on Vundavalli’s New Year’s Day due date. Travis was the first baby to be born in Meriden yesterday, ringing in the New Year at 6:23 a.m. at MidState Medical Center. He is the firstborn child of Andy Bawa and his wife, Vundavalli. “It’s amazing; I just can’t believe it,” Vundavalli said, holding her son as he

yawned. “It can be pretty hard for a new mom, but the doctors and nurses have been great and so helpful.” There was a point when the Southington couple thought Travis might be born just before New Year’s, as they made their way into the hospital late Monday afternoon. But it wasn’t time yet, so the hospital staff sent Vundavalli and her husband back home to rest for a few hours. They made their way back to MidState around 10 p.m. “That’s when they said, ‘OK, you’re staying,’ ” Bawa, a manager at Polumbo Jewelers in Southington, said. Just over eight hours later, Travis was born, weighing in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces and

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Anuj “Andy” Bawa and Jyotsna Rani Vondavalli hold their newborn son, Travis, in the MidState Medical Center birthing center Meriden on Jan. 1. measuring 20 inches long. The couple had agreed to make the sex of the baby a surprise, though Bawa admitted he had a suspicion that it might be a girl.

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means on how that conversation now is brought forward, Continued from page 1 I think is really neat,” Erardi said. “If this wasn’t the right be destroyed on site, offered thing to do, I’m empty on gift cards from the Southingwhat is the right thing to do.” ton Chamber of Commerce “We all feel that having in exchange for doing away achieved our central goal, rewith the violent media, turn [of video games] has which SouthingtonSOS felt simply become an unneceswas a “contributing factor to sary step of what we’re trythe desensitization of vio- ing to do,” Myers said. lence in our local children in Rev. Victoria Triano said Southington,” according to the response has been “wonMyers. derful and heartwarming” While creating awareness and she hopes the initiative was one objective, the other stretches from community to was to inspire parents to have community, as it has certainconversations with their kids ly gained attention from othabout violence. er areas. “Many of us in the group “I have to say, our objective have seen an increased was to start a discussion, and amount of response to this, man this started a discusmaking it clear to us that par- sion,” Triano said. “Our foents are having that conver- cus is local, but it’s wonderful sation,” Myers said. to see all over the country Superintendent of Schools and beyond, people are disJoseph V. Erardi Jr. vouched cussing and talking – and for Myers’ claim, referring to hopefully with their chile-mails and phone calls he dren.” has received, saying “dozens As for the gift certificates, and dozens, if not, hundreds” the Southington Chamber of of conversations have been Commerce will still be offerstarted. “This has been an extraorSee Cancels, page 11 dinary success and the

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said. While there’s a slim chance for districts to receive any extra funding, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi Jr. asked the delegates not to penalize Southington with less for doing a good job. “I think Southingon is an exemplar of a community that does reasonably well, the local BOE supports public schools and the community stands tall with children and there are times I believe that without recognition, we’re penalized for that,” he said. “I’m hoping when moves are made in Hartford, you can fall back and not to have us penalized for less money for being thoughtful


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Southington panel approves use of A-frame sidewalk signs By Andrew Ragali Special to The Citizen

Local businesses may now legally use A-frame sidewalk signs, but only for two weeks at a time. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the measure on Jan. 2, allowing the signs in all business zones throughout Southington. This includes downtown Southington and Plantsville, Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, and Queen Street. The signs had been illegal in town until September 2012. At that time, the commission placed a moratorium on the ban until Jan. 1, 2013, or until new regulations were passed. Commission member Steve Kalkowski — a member of the continuous im-

provement subcommittee that developed the regulations — said the signs are now allowed on sidewalks in business zones for 14-day periods, six times a year. Also, the signs “have to be for a special event or special service,” Kalkowski said. They can’t be used as a means of general advertisement. “I think we’re in a good place,” Kalkowski said about the approved regulations, which passed in a 6-1 vote at the Jan. 2 commission meeting. Commission member Kevin Conroy voted against the measures. During the meeting, Conroy said he felt wording of the new regulations was sloppy. “We make the applicants make sure their I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed, and I’m





looking at a page here that has more red on it than a child’s homework,” Conroy said. Conroy proposed tabling the issue, but the move was not supported by fellow commissioners. “Nothing heavy duty here in my opinion,” Chairman Mike DelSanto said of the word changes during the meeting. Southington Chamber of Commerce President Arthur Secondo first brought up the



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with the town if they want to use an A-frame sign. There will be a fee associated with the application process. In proposed regulations set out in December, the fee was listed at $50. Secondo objected to this fee during last week’s meeting, asking it be reduced to $25, citing tough economic times for business owners. Kalkowski said the fee amount will actually be determined by the Town Council during its next meeting. “This won’t be easy with the A-frame signs because for years we’ve ignored it,” Secondo said. “But our businesses now realize someone is going to be watching them.” Secondo said he will help educate businesses throughout town on the new regulations. “That’s going to be a big help,” Kalkowski said. Included in the regulations is a six month test program that will allow businesses to put signs on the outside grass strip of sidewalks, along the roadway, as opposed to the internal strip of grass closest

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to businesses. This program will be subject to the same guidelines and fee as the internal regulations. Kalkowski said town employees, Planning and Zoning Commission members, the Southington Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will provide feedback on the test program. “I really am anxious to hear feedback,” Kalkowski said. If feedback is overwhelmingly negative, the test program will automatically be dropped from passed regulations after six months. Kalkowski said he hasn’t heard from any businesses yet. “I do thank you on behalf of the Chamber for the regulation on these A-frames,” Secondo said.

critical care unit, where the patient spent a day before being transferred to a regular nursing floor. “This heightened level of awareness allowed us to intervene much earlier, and avoid deterioration in the patient’s condition that could have been life-threatening,” said surgeon Rekha Singh. “There are times when it’s not obvious that a patient’s condition is worsening. This system helps us identify subtle physiological changes so we can prevent rapid deterioration.” Finkelstein stressed that the early warning system does not replace care providers’ critical thinking skills, because once alerted, they must review the data, carefully examine the patient, conduct any needed


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“While care providers are very vigilant to changes in patients’ conditions, they can’t observe every patient every minute of the day,” he said. “This system is checking each patient’s electronic record, every minute, 24/7. It can pick up subtle and sudden changes.” The system is programmed to detect certain scenarios – for example, if a patient has a combination of elevated blood sugar, white blood cell count, and heart rate – and will automatically send an alert to the primary nurse and a text message to other care providers. The system can detect minor problem scenarios – “the warning before the warning,” Finkelstein said – as well as life-threatening changes. Recently, the system alerted physicians and nurses to subtle changes in a patient who had just had major, complicated surgery. After reviewing the data and examining the patient, physicians had the patient moved to the



A computerized early warning system being piloted at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, automatically alerts caregivers when patients take a turn for the worse, allowing for earlier interventions that can improve patients’ outcomes. The system, currently being piloted on one nursing unit, is expected to go hospital-wide in mid-January, at HOCC’s New Britain General campus and Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The early warning system works by continuously monitoring patients’ electronic health records, looking at data like vital signs, lab test results, key physiological information, diagnoses, and problems, said Jeff Finkelstein, HOCC’s chief medical information officer and chief of emergency medicine. He likened the system to Google and other internet search engines, which constantly crawl the web for information so they can produce search results.


leg up with the schools’ security, including installation of a panic button and increased visibility around the schools’ perimeter. “We’re already addressing a lot of security issues,” she said. In other business, the committee said it is still waiting to hear from the Environmental Protection Agency as to whether or not the vapor barriers of the school can remain intact. A deadline has been set for Jan. 14, when Town Council will introduce a new bond ordinance to appropriate funds for the project, which will be based on the vapor barrier walls staying intact. Palmieri said if there is no word from the EPA by Jan. 14 on what to do, the town will move forward with its plans of keeping the walls intact. Palmieri said he has been trying to get an answer from the EPA through U.S. Rep. John Larson and commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He has received responses from both offices that they are pursuing the matter. “At least we know it’s fresh in their minds,” Palmieri said.

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The Southington Library is located at 255 Main St. For more information or to register for a program, visit the library website at www. and click on the calendar or contact the reference desk, at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5, or the children’s department, ext. 3. Registration is required for most programs unless otherwise indicated. The library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Children from third-grade to age 12 with an interest in theater can come to the Southington Library, 255 Main St., and register for the Library’s Theater Games

programs on Monday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. An audition for this year’s children’s play will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. In order to register to audition for the play, children must have attended at least one Theater Games class. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at (860) 628-0947, ext. 3.

College success plan Annette Bosley-Boyce presents The College Success Plan, a workshop for parents and college-bound teens, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Southington Library at 11 a.m. to give tips and information on career planning, resume writing, college planning, scholarships, and fi-

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Organized life Faith Manierre of Busy Bees Professional Organizing will share secrets of living an organized life on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Library. The workshop will teach techniques to simplify and reduce time-draining clutter in the home. Registration is required, visit the library calendar online at www. or call (860) 628-0947 ext. 5.

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The Connecticut Chinese Culture Association will present a dance demonstration at the Southington Library on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Chinese renaissance The Connecticut Chinese Culture Association presents classical Chinese dance on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Southington Library at 6:30 p.m. Patrons will learn how to make a paper lotus flower bookmark at the end of the program. For more information, visit Registration is required, visit the library calendar online at or call (860) 628-0947 ext. 5. 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 19, 26, and March 5. Little Dreamers uses stories, music, and iPad applications to engage 2- and 3-year-



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The ShopRites of Southington and Wallingford are introducing a unique, new service – an in-store dietitian to offer customers’ nutritional information and guidance that can help influence better food choices. Drust Markets, a family business which owns and operates the ShopRite of Southington and the ShopRite of Wallingford, announced today that Kailee Conrad has joined the organization. The operations of these two stores are led by Don Drust, his wife, Diane and their children. As the retail dietitian for both ShopRites, Conrad will work with customers to help them shop smarter, make nourishing choices, and learn to cook meals that will help them stay healthy, maintain their weight, or manage health issues. She will conduct grocery shopping tours, healthy cooking classes, offer recipe and pantry makeovers, and coordinate other health and wellness initiatives and nutritional pro-

ment, customers can call (203) 626-7760. “We are excited to provide our customers with the benefits of an in-store dietitian,” Don Drust said. “Adding Kailee to our team at ShopRite is just another way that we try to go above and beyond to provide value and service to our customers, associates and the local community.” The ShopRite of Southington is located at 750 Queen St. and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Submitted by ShopRite

Conrad grams both in-store and in the community. Conrad earned a bachelor of science degree from Central Michigan University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford. Conrad’s services are available free of charge to all customers at the ShopRites of Southington and Wallingford. To make an appoint-

Parents 4 A Change, a support group for parents with an opiate-addicted child, will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria, 240 Main St. Meeting is open to public and will be support only with no speakers. For more information, e-mail

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We welcome these physicians to the hospital Lauren E. Melman, M.D. Pediatrics Hospitalist Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; internship and pediatrics residency, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.

Priya P. Roy, M.D. Internal Medicine Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain, 860-832-8150 Education/Experience: J.J.M Medical College, Karnataka, India; internal medicine internship and residency, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine), Philadelphia. Most recently, Roy was in practice at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and before that in Pennsylvania. She is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

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Baby Continued from page 6 couple got engaged. They had a marriage ceremony in 2011 with some of their family, but Bawa said that if they can ever get a larger grouping together, they plan on a much larger ceremony. “There is nothing traditional about ourselves,” Vundavalli, who worked for the Hospital of Central Connecticut, said. Knowing numerous people in Southington, Vundavalli said she has been waiting to spread the news of her child’s birth, joking that people have been asking her for weeks. Bawa added that the

community has been extremely generous to the family already and he hopes to turn Travis into a jeweler like him. “It’s such a life-changing thing,” Bawa said, smiling at his son. “It’s nine months, then all of a sudden he’s out.” Another baby was born three hours after Travis at MidState, according to a nurse at the hospital. The two, however, were not nearly the first in the state to be born, according to reports. Just one hour and six minutes after the stroke of midnight, a baby girl was born at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, according to the Norwich Bulletin.

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The United Way of Southington is collecting funds to help provide resources to the community of Newtown throughout the coming weeks and months. The “Sandy Hook School Support Fund” will be able to provide support services to the families and community that have been affected. Check donations may be mailed to: Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o United Way of Southington, P.O. Box 546, Southington, CT 06489 or call Kaye Davis at (860) 628-4565 to make a payment by credit card or online at donate.html.



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Military appreciation — The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St., will host a Military Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 12 (snow date Jan. 19), from 5 to 9 p.m. Dinner is free to military members and veterans. There is a cost for all other guests. For more information or tickets, call Denise Johnson at (860)

707-6838. Reservations will be accepted until Jan. 2. Coin show — A coin and currency show will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 120 Laning St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call (860) 681-1511 or e-mail Ziti night — Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15 will host a ziti night on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St. For more information, contact Dennis Kelly at (860) 276-0633.



Open house — Plantsville Community Nursery School will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. for interest in the 2013-14 school year. The school is located at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. For

more information, contact (860) 628-8878. MLK celebration — The First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., will hold its 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call (860) 628-8121.



Silver Tea — Silver Tea will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 100 Church St., at noon. Soup, sandwiches, and dessert will be served. There is a cost to attend.



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Information series — Southington Youth Services, 196 N. Main St., will hold a Parent Information Series on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free and space is limited. Southington residents only. To register or for more information, call (860) 2766281.



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Temple Beth David events Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., Cheshire, will hold the following events: God, Are You There? with Rabbi Josh Whinston is a three-week adult education series that explores Judaism’s current beliefs and how those beliefs have changed over time. There are two classes remaining at the



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The Southington Citizen Friday, January 11, 2013 Coffee, Conversation, & Current Events with Rabbi Josh Whinston will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 12:45 p.m.

Mystery play Mary Our Queen Church, 246 Savage St., will hold its annual Mystery Play and Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, in the church hall. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Menu includes salad, roast loin of pork, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert, and beverage. For reservations or more information, call Gloria at (860) 276-0654. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund.

Martin Luther King Jr. tradition The First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., will hold its 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Passing It On.� Erik Clemons, executive di-

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The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., located opposite the town green, will offer “Be Still Contemplative Worship,� at 6 p.m. on the third Sunday each month in its meetinghouse. The service will include silence, and lighting of prayer candles during the prayer time. The Sacrament of the Lord’s supper and a blessing by anointing will also be offered. Music for the contemplative service will be provided by Richard Szulczewski and Stephen Casillas. The public is invited.

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A Bible study for men will be led by Rev. Ron Brown of First Congregational Church of Southington from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and will continue on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month if there is interest. The group will meet in Memorial Hall at the church See Faith, next page


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Citizen Voices


The positives to all-day kindergarten

Staying flu-free during the winter

By Stephanie Staszewski

I am a dedicated mother and Connecticut-certified educator. I am thrilled to learn of Southington [considering] moving to all-day kindergarten. I think we can all agree that you can find research to support any view. You can find research that supports all-day kindergarten and research that supports halfday kindergarten. The thing that we all must consider is what is best for our children. Kindergarten is not mandated. If you feel that your child is not ready for what the public school has to offer, then you do not need to send your child. It appalls

me to hear that I should consider sending my child to a private kindergarten because I feel that the all-day program is more beneficial when we have the resources and opportunity to do so in our public schools. I am a product of private schools from nursery school through college, but I am a current public educator. I believe in our public schools, and more importantly, I believe in Southington public schools. Connecticut Public Schools, along with many other states, have begun to implement Common Core State Standards, something that you will hear talked about. There is not a push to

add more academics to our curriculum, but a push for better understanding. I agree; we want our children to be life-long learners, thinkers, problem-solvers and go-getters. What better way to do that than to indulge in their natural curiosity and extend their day of learning? I’ve sat in meetings held by Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi and heard what the learning day of the full-day kindergarten would look like. I love the idea of developmental play. This focuses on the whole child. How wonderful for my son to be able to engage in play with his peers! See Kindergarten, page 26

Government Meetings

Monday, Jan. 14 Town Council, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Library Board, Southington Public Library lower level, 255 Main St., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission, to be determined 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 Open Space Committee, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 4 p.m.

Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Housing Authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St.,7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 Board of Education, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 Town Council, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

By Shane Lockwood Each year in the United States, an average 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. As flu activity begins in Connecticut, the PlainvilleSouthington Regional Health District would like to remind residents of these simple steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that can be taken to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu. Get a Flu Shot The CDC recommends an annual flu shot as the best protection against the flu. The flu shot is especially important in people with high risks including: young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years and older. Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.

Visit to find flu shot clinics and providers. Prevention Measures - Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer. - Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. - Try to avoid close contact with sick people. - Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy foods. - Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. - If you are sick with flulike illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine. With these tips, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District hopes to lessen the impact of the flu in the area. Please remember most people who get influenza will take a few days to a

See Flu, page 21

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Penny’s Playground of Discovery earns national accreditation

Penny’s Playground of Discovery, located in Milldale, has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. “We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Penny Saucier, director of Penny’s Playground of Discovery. “NAEYC accreditation lets families in our community know that children

in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible.” To earn NAEYC accreditation, Penny’s Playground of Discovery went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related accreditation criteria. The program received accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC assessors to

School Briefs

Recent grads

Joseph Alton Pfeffer, of Southington, graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science in parks, recreation, and tourism management.

Dean’s list

The following students were named to the dean’s list at their respective universities for the fall 2012 semester: University of New Haven, West Haven – Thomas Brandien, Dylan Figueiredo, Rachel Hayes, Emily Sobestanovich, Dean Velodota, Jeffrey Wandrak, and Abigail Wirth, all of Southington; and Neal Ayotte, Lauren Granato, Marissa Kerns, and Kaitlynn Kofsuske, all of Plantsville. Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. – JP Ricciardone, of Southington. Providence College, Providence, R.I. – Kelley Mollor, Brooke Petit, and Alison Young, all of Southington.

St. Paul honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at St. Paul Catholic High School for the first quarter of the 2012-13 year: Ninth grade: First Honors with Distinction – Stephanie Edick, of Southington. First Honors –

Shea Kozakiewicz, Kara Lipka, and Patrick Smith, all of Southington. Second Honors – Ryan Carter, of Southington. 10th grade: First Honors with Distinction – Brendan Carroll and Jose Silva, both of Southington. First Honors – Matthew Dieckhaus, Patrick Etter, and Theodore Mourges, all of Southington. Second Honors – Kyle Lipka and Ryan Mills, both of Southington; Kyle MacLean, of Plantsville; and Jared Murano, of Milldale. 11th grade: First Honors – Joshua Dobratz, John Konikowski, Paige Petit, Mary Ranagan, and Nicholas Szyszkowski, all of Southington; Madelyn Gerrity, of Plantsville. Second Honors – Kelly Frascona and Jaclyn Godston, both of Southington. 12th grade: First Honors with Distinction – Minji Kim, of Plantsville. First Honors – Olivia Singler and Casey Sullivan, both of Plantsville; and Matthew Santovasi, of Marion. Second Honors – Julia D’Abramo, Kyle Dube, Marietta Gentile, Lauren Leary, and Tristan Petit, all of Southington; and Simone Morin, of Plantsville.

Kent School honors Richard Diego, a senior

ensure that the program meets each of the 10 program standards. NAEYC-accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits during their accreditation, which lasts for five years. In the 25 years since NAEYC accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC – approximately 8 percent of all

preschools and other early childhood programs. “The NAEYC accreditation system raises the bar for child care centers and other early childhood programs,” said Jerlean E. Daniel, executive director of NAEYC. “Having earned NAEYC accreditation is a sign that Penny’s Playground of Discovery is a leader in a national effort to invest in high-quality early childhood education.” The NAEYC Accreditation system was created to

set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs. To earn NAEYC accreditation, a program must meet each of the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. For more information about NAEYC Accreditation, visit /academy. Submitted by Penny’s Playground of Discovery

Photo courtesy of St. Thomas School

Students in Patricia Whalen’s fifth-grade class with Officer Gallo.

D.A.R.E. graduates Members of the fifthgrade class at St. Thomas School completed the 11week D.A.R.E. program, presented by Ofc. Tom Gallo of the Southington Police Department. Gallo explained to the crowd of parents and students in attendance that the DARE program has shifted its focus to educating the students in responsible decision making. Issues discussed in the class included, but were not limited to, tobacco use, alcohol use, bullying, destructive behavior and personal actions. The students were asked to write essays to best describe what they learned through the program and the four essays about lessons learned belonged to Kendra Apicella, Matthew Cahill, Danial Perez and Sydney Wagner.

at Kent School in Kent, of Southington, was named to the honor roll for the fall term.

Loomis Chaffee honors Olivia Fischer, a sophomore from Southington, has recently been named to the honor roll for the winter term at The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor.

St. Thomas open house St. Thomas School, 133 Bristol St., will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. for prospective students enrolling for the 2013-

14 school year from prekindergarten through eighth-grade. Registration will take place in the gymnasium. Tours will be given and refreshments served. To register in advance, e-mail Robin Taillie at, or call (860) 628-2485.

Parent information series Current Alcohol and Other Drug Trends is the next topic of Southington Youth Services Parent Information Series on Thursday Jan. 24. This workshop will provide a look into emerging patterns in marketing and usage. Stay on the cutting

edge of the alcohol and drug fads used by today’s young adults. The discussion of new products and current usage will include a focus on popular culture, social norms, and environment. Participants will: Learn up-to-date information and local statistics on youth alcohol and other drug use. Identify emerging and current trends in alcohol consumption and marketing. Recognize designer and street drugs and understand new regulations throughout the state. Note: This program is appropriate for professionals working with youth as well as parents of youth.

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All programs are held at Southington Youth Services, 196 North Main St., Municipal Center, and run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Space is limited. For information or to register call (860) 276-6281. Programs are for Southington residents only.

Mid-year enrollment

The Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center of Southington, Inc., 240 Main St., a NAEYC accredited program, offers all day preschool for children 3 to 6 years of age. The program, which has been in existence for 38 years, is located in Derynoski Elementary School and serves 50 preschool and kindergarten children. The center is known for its small group size and individualized attention. The center is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 12 months a year. Fees are based on family income and family size. Funding is

provided through a grant from the Connecticut State Department of Education, the United Way of Southington, parent fees and local contributions. The center is currently accepting applications for enrollment. For more information call (860) 621-5885.

Nursery school open house Plantsville Community Nursery School will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. for interest in the 2013-14 school year. Teachers will give an overview of the school’s programs. Parents and children will get a tour of facility and classrooms. The school is located at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Enrollment is for ages 3 through kindergarten age. For more information, contact (860) 628-8878.

Talcott Mountain open house Talcott Mountain Academy, Avon, will offer an open house Saturday, Jan. 12 and again on Saturday, Feb. 9.

sional development and personal interest courses are also available. For continuing education courses, there are a variety of convenient ways to register. Visit the Tunxis website at

Families interested in learning more about the academy’s integrated curriculum, small class sizes, a variety of teaching styles and the interdisciplinary and collaborative methods encouraged by the teachers and staff should plan to attend from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The tour begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to sign up for the Open House, call the Academy at (860) 677-0035 or

Study abroad The International Student Exchange Program offers students 15 to 18 years of age who qualify on the basis of academic performance, character references, and a genuine desire to experience abroad with a volunteer host family in one of several host countries. Students can spend an academic year, three months, or summer in Europe, Asia, North and South America, New Zealand, Australia, or South Africa. Students or families interested in more information about the programs should call 1-800-677-2773, or visit

Register for classes Credit registration for the Spring 2013 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College, Routes 6 and 177, in Farmington. Classes begin Friday, Jan. 25. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860) 255-3555, or visit For those who seek the flexibility of learning offcampus, online courses are also available. Continuing education (non-credit) registration is ongoing; profes-

Anonymous tip line The Southington board of Education has an anonymous safety tip line to con-

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Website aids families, pupils

Family Connection from Naviance is a web-based service designed especially for students and families to help them make decisions about courses, colleges and careers. To access Family Connection, a personal access code was provided to Southington High School students. The code can be used to register for a personal Family Connection account. More information is available through the Ninth Grade Academy website http://www.south ?p=9082 .

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Accordionists meet

The next gathering of the Connecticut Accordion Association will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at the East Side Eatery at Farmingbury Hills Restaurant, 141 East St., Wolcott. Featured artist will be Fabio Lucarelli. Open mic will follow. Free to CAA members. Non-members welcome at a fee per person. Reserve a spot by calling Marilyn at (203) 2721202. For more information, visit

you to contact your health care provider as needed. For Continued from page 18 more information on the seasonal flu, please visit week to recover. Some people Shane Lockwood is director will develop complications of health for the Plainville(such as pneumonia) as a reSouthington Health District. sult of the flu, so we urge


Support group moved Healing Emotionally Abused Lives in Southington is moving its meeting place to The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus, 81 Meriden Ave., to accommodate more participants. The group serves to provide support for men and women who have survived any kind of abuse or trauma and meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Conference Room B on the second floor. For more information, visit or call (203) 305-2137.


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Holiday closing The Calendar House will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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and crafts, coffee socials and more are offered. The club includes lunch and transportation. Seating is limited. Call Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020 if interested. The club meets every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens. For more information, visit


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Red Cross blood drives American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Monday, Jan. 14 – Smith’s Medical, 201 W. Queen St., Southington, 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville, 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 - American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 – The Orchards of Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 – American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 - American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m.

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Be Heart Smart The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Division of Cardiology is presenting a series of free educational events for heart patients and family members. Be Heart Smart will be held Fridays, Jan. 11 (What you need to know), Jan. 25 (Importance of exercise and a low-salt diet), Feb. 8 (Medicines and care after the hospital), and Feb. 22 (Advanced care planning and treatment), from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain. Free blood pressure screenings will be available and refreshments provided. Registra-

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Women’s heart wellness The Hospital of Central Connecticut Division of Cardiology has launched a Women’s Heart Wellness Center, specializing in cardiac care for women. Services include arrhythmia, blood pressure, and cholesterol management; heart rhythm monitoring; cardiac rehabilitation program; Heart Failure Resource Center; pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator implantation and testing; and peripheral vascular disease management. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (860) 224-5694. Support network meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of the month beginning Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the hospital’s New Britain General campus. Meetings are open to all women living

with heart disease. For more information or to register, call (860) 224-5769.

Volunteers needed Volunteers are needed to support MidState Medical Center’s Palliative Care program. Bereavement volunteers will work closely with the Chaplain to assist with bereavement support group and provide materials for families. Office volunteers are needed for clerical and secretarial support to the program, and patient care volunteers give bedside comfort and support to patients and families. Volunteers are also needed to make follow-


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A six-week session of yoga classes, sponsored by The Southington Arts Council, will begin the week of Jan. 21. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. in the lower level of the Southington Historical Society building, 239 Main St. There is a cost. For more information or to register, call (860) 621-2787.

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wells, surface waters and sediments in wetlands adjaContinued from page 5 cent to Black Pond later reladder at Granis Pond in vealed contamination from Southington, restoring flood- volatile organic compounds plain habitat by mapping and and metals. About .6 acres managing invasive species, was permanently destroyed and restoring wetlands like and 4.4 acres of Black Pond Dog’s Misery Swamp in Meri- was contaminated with elevated levels of mercury, cadden. mium and other metals. A toThe Superfund sites The landfill on Old Turn- tal of 6.8 acres of wetland pike Road operated between habitat was degraded or de1920 and 1967, according to stroyed, according to the the wildlife service. When wildlife service. Solvents Recovery Service the town stopped using it, a two-foot-thick soil cover was specialized in recovering inplaced over the landfill. It dustrial waste solvents and was then subdivided and de- blending them for use as a veloped into residential prop- fuel additive. The facility operties, according to the draft erated from 1955 through proposal. 1991. Until 1967, waste sludge Testing of groundwater was deposited into two la-


goons on the site. The wildlife service determined that hazardous waste at the site, including volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls and metals, destroyed 1.8 acres of wetlands and contaminated the Quinnipiac. A total of about five acres of wetlands were degraded. Residents used to use the river for a variety of recreational activities such as swimming, fishing and boating. Along with the river being labeled not suitable for recreation in the 1960s, much of the wildlife disappeared. Returning life to the river The state began getting serious about cleaning up wa-

terways throughout Connecticut in the 1970s, said Steve Gephard, a fish biologist with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Cities and towns began upgrading sewage plants and volunteer groups such as the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association began cleaning up debris in the river. Bald eagles and great blue herons now frequent Hanover Pond in Meriden. River otters can be found swimming along portions of the river away from urban areas. The QRWA began helping migrating fish get over Wallace Dam in Wallingford years ago, using nets and buckets. Over time, volun-

teers began noticing a dramatic increase in the number of fish they were lifting every year. “It takes a while for the natural resources to come back. What we’re seeing now is big improvements from all the good work done over time,” Gephard said. “That’s why I think this proposal comes at a great time. It is to throw fuel, so to speak, on the burning fire of restoration.” When settlers moved into areas along the river, it was not uncommon to build a dam to use the river for water power. These dams, however, hindered or stopped many species of fish — such

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Dillon and Brandon Kohl held a toy drive, collecting toys and books for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dillon was a patient at the hospital three years ago and knows firsthand how much receiving a toy means to the children receiving care. The boys collected over 200 books and over 170 toys and delivered them to the hospital on Dec. 22.

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tor because I believe in our future generations and want Continued from page 18 to be a part of what shapes them. What parents should also As a taxpayer, I am conconsider is the “teachable cerned about increased taxmoment.” As a current edues, but I am most concerned cator, I plan and deliver lessons to my students and each with investing in my future. day there is a moment where Our children are our future, I can teach them something don’t they deserve the best? that I have not planned beSure, we will be adding cause of their natural cuteachers to our public riosity. How wonderful is it schools, but we are also that a trained educator will adding jobs. Jobs to people be able to do that with my who also feel that education son in the classroom! is important, adding jobs to I have been told (by those people who have studied the who protest all-day kinderbest way to educate. I think garten) that I work because I that we can all agree that we want to, that in order to be want the best for ourselves the best mom, I should be and our children. Isn’t that home with my children. I work to provide a solid foun- one of the reasons you live in dation and future for my son. Southington? The Southington Board of I work because I want him to Education and Southington see the benefits of working residents need to consider hard. I learned from my fathe whole child and what is ther and mother that education is important, that it can best for the future of take you wherever you want Southington, not just those to go. I am a current educathat have the loudest voice.


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Southington wins fifth straight, takes division lead Photo by Matt Leidemer

By John Pettit Special to The Citizen Southington girls basketball coach Mike Forgione suited up just nine players for Monday night’s pivotal CCC West showdown against Farmington. But he did have The Big Three. Seniors Stephanie O’Keefe, Danielle Charamut and Maeghan Chapman combined for 32 points as the Blue Knights built a big first-half lead and held on for a 45-36 victory over the visiting Indians. Southington improved to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the division with the win, qualifying for the CIAC Class LL state tournament in the process. Farmington dipped to 6-4 and 3-2. “Making the state tournament is our first goal and obviously this conference is seven, eight deep,” Forgione said. “It’s not going to get any easier Thursday when we go to Hall ... I don’t anticipate any type of letdown. They worked hard for this win and they want to keep it going.” O’Keefe led all scorers with 13 points, while Charamut added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Chapman contributed seven points. The Knights were playing their fourth game in seven days. Any concerns Forgione had about heavy legs were put to rest at the start. Southington pitched a shutout in the first period, holding Farmington scoreless on 0-for-11 shooting in the

At press time, Danielle Charamut, pictured in action during a recent win over Maloney, and the SHS girls basketball team owned a record of 8-2 and sat atop the CCC West Division at 4-1. frame while scoring 10 points of its own. “We knew this would be our eighth win and would put us in first place in the conference,” O’Keefe said. “We had a lot to prove ... We were really pumped up.” Forgione said he had a depleted bench due to injuries as well as religious and academic commitments. “I told them, ‘We just have to come out strong. We have to come out with that same passion we came out with against Northwest Catholic (in a 4841 overtime win on Friday). We can’t have a let up, even though it’s our fourth game in seven days,’” the coach recounted. “They didn’t do that. They came out hard and they wanted it from the start.” The second quarter wasn’t much better for the Indians. Southington extended its lead to 16-2 on Natalie Wadolowski’s back-door cut off a pass from Kaitlin Paterson. Then O’Keefe took over at the end of the first See Hoop, next page

Blue Knight Notes

Hot stretch for Borofsky; Swimmers still unbeaten

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Southington 67, Conard 62: Alex Borofsky poured in a game-high 23 points as the Blue Knights held on for a CCC West victory over the Chieftains at home. Southington had built a 37-19 lead by the half. Corbin Garry (14 points) and Ted Shaw (10) also scored in double-figures as the Blue Knights improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the West. Shaine Watkins led Conard (2-4, 0-2 West) with 15 points. Northwest Catholic 53, Southington 50: The Indians pulled out a nip-and-tuck CCC West game in West Hartford that was tight all the way.

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Bryan Adie, pictured, and the SHS boys swim team bested the Meriden co-op last week to improve to 2-0. Adie won the 100 freestyle and was a member of two winning relay teams in the meet with Meriden. Alex Borofsky scored a game-high 18 points for the Blue Knights. Ted Shaw added 12 and Stephen Barmore had 10. Mike Story’s 12

points paced Northwest. The Indians improved to 43 overall while the Blue Knights dipped to 3-3. Both teams are 1-2 in the West.

Farmington 53, Southington 40: Shooting poorly against a zone defense, the Blue Knights fell behind 11-6 after one quarter and never recovered in suffering the CCC West setback in Farmington. The Indians improved to 42 overall and 3-1 in the division behind 11 points from Ken Jones and 10 from Basil Borisezich. Alex Borofsky had a gamehigh 12 points for Southington, which fell to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the West.

Wrestling Southington 48, Hall 27: On Alumni Recognition Night in Southington, the Blue Knights collected the CCC West win over the Warriors.

Pinning to win for the Blue Knights were 106pounder Zach Murillo (0:54), 132 Nate Solomon (1:54), 145 Shawn Devin (4:31), 182 Austin Sullivan (1:42) and 195 Zach Maxwell (2:13). Zach Bylykbashi (7-2 at 120) and Alex Martin (2-0 at 160) both won by decision for Southington. Jake Leahy (138) and Ryan Dupuis (170) received forfeits. Knights earn split: The Blue Knights split four meets at the Westside Duals in West Springfield, Mass. Southington defeated Durfee 45-37 and Springfield Central 36-33. The Blue Knights lost to Lincoln Sudsberry 43-28 and Franklin 4124.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, January 11, 2013

Youth Sports

Super season


The girls from American Gymnastics Training Center in Plantsville competed at the state competition at Pomperaug High School in Southbury recently. The Level 4 team placed third. The Level 6 team was sixth. Level 6 gymnast Bri Olandt (Bristol) scored a 9.525 on beam to secure third place. Level 5 gymnast Gabby Miller (Meriden) was fourth on beam with a 9.375.

Men’s Basketball Under 35 The Monstars 79, Hamans 65: Chris Waiks scored 22 points, and T.J. Meehan, Dave Nichols and Zack Mosley added 17 each as The Monstars improved to 2-0. Joe Bozzuto led Hamans (11) with 15 points. Matt Angelillo and Josh Angilillo netted 14 apiece.

Over 35 Domenic’s and Vinnie’s 52, Brown & Wimler 21: Mike Annenberg, Bill DeFeo, Brian Solomon and Mike Egidio scored 10 points apiece for the winners. Steve Adamsky paced Brown & Wimler (0-2) with 10 points.


27 on an old-fashioned 3-point play by freshman Cheray Saunders, who finished with a team-high 12 points. Southington responded with a 6-0 run on two free throws by O’Keefe and consecutives inside buckets from Charamut. “We knew Farmington was going to come out with pressure in the second half,” Forgione said. “They are wellcoached and they weren’t going to quit after their slow start. They made a run. They have some athletic kids, but

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half, connecting on a pair of 3-pointers and finding Charamut for an easy lay-up to give Southington a 26-6 advantage at the intermission. Southington maintained its double-digit lead throughout the third quarter and headed into the final period with a 33-19 edge. Game over? Not so fast. Farmington scored the first eight points of the final period, pulling to within 33-

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we answered when we had to.” Said O’Keefe: “We showed that we’re tough and we’re not going to give in no matter how tired we are.” Farmington got as close as 40-35 on a Saunders 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3:05 remaining in the game, but Chapman and O’Keefe combined to make 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch to keep the Indians at bay. “We’ve started off slow in four out of our last five games,” Farmington coach Russ Crist said. “We’re trying to find a way to get them into the next gear. When we get desperate, we play our hardest. Tonight was just too big of a hole. Southington did a nice job making baskets when they needed them.” Southington 52, Maloney 34: Senior Danielle Charamut (18 points) and the Blue Knights finished off 2012 the right way with a 5234 CCC interdivisional victo-

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The 2012 Southington Valley Midget Football League ‘C’ Division Saints finished atop their division with a record of 7-1-1. The Saints are pictured, front row, from left: Cameron Sirois, Gavin Anderson, Justin McMeans, Cole Matusik and Ryan Bogdanski. Back row, from left: Ian Hammersley, Jacob Turner, Alex Partyka, Shane LaPorte, Nick Marecki and Javon Thomas. Team members Jackson Cardozo, David Laszewski and Sebastian Maslinski are not pictured.

Elle Fontanazza had 13 for Conard (3-5, 0-3 West). Southington 48, Northwest Catholic 41 (overtime): With Danielle Charamut on the bench with five fouls and Stephanie O’Keefe heading to the hospital to have an injured ankle examined, the Blue Knights pulled away in the extra session, 114. They opened with two buckets from Sarah Mongillo and then got 7-for-8 foul shooting from Maeghan Chapman. O’Keefe drained five 3pointers for a game-high 15 points before leaving with her injury. Chapman finished with 14 points in the CCC West tilt. Defensively, Southington was led by freshman Natalie Wadolowski, who helped limit Hartford-bound Alyssa Reeves to eight points. Wadolowski also contributed six points. The decision left both Southington and Northwest at 7-2 overall, but in the division standings the Blue Knights (3-1) slipped past the Indians (2-2).

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A trip down south, where football is more than a game By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

ORLANDO, Fla. – It was 1,168 miles from here, but boys and girls, it sure felt like another world. That’s because, in a lot of ways, a bowl game between two iconic college football powers is a long, long way from the world of college football in New England. Here in the professional sports heaven known as the Northeast, college football is way down the food chain. Here in the frozen North,

it’s Yankees, Red Sox, Giants, Patriots, Jets, Mets, Celtics, Knicks, Bruins, Rangers ... pretty much in that order. Then maybe comes UConn basketball and somewhere over the rainbow, is Boston College and UConn football. In New England, college football is 11,000 fans and a few folks walking their dogs at 70,000-seat Yale Bowl. Or UConn doing all it can to say “Me, too” as the Huskies can’t fill Rentschler Field. Or maybe 1,500 folks plus a guy wearing a python at a

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Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15 in Southington invites all boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 to participate in the local level of the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Basketball Challenge Saturday, Jan. 19 at Saint Thomas School in Southington. Registration will be held at 9:30 a.m. the day of the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent on the registration form.

The competition is divided into age groups where winners – one boy and one girl – will be determined based on how many free throws are made out of 15 attempts. For more information, contact Phil Mazzatti: (860) 276-8228;

Bottle drive The Southington High School swim and dive team will hold a bottle drive fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Depaolo Middle School. Drive up, drop off, and support the team.

Wesleyan football game. The python thing is true; I’ve seen it. And that’s it. But not in the hinterlands. Out there, college football is king. On Jan. 1, I drove from my hotel to the Citrus Bowl, the site of the Capital One Bowl which this year featured two of the country’s best teams, the Georgia Bulldogs (10-2) and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-2). Georgia came within a few yards of playing for the national championship, losing by a smidge to Alabama in the SEC title game. Nebraska was 10-2, but as one writer said, came within 70 points of beating Wisconsin for the Big 10 title. Hey, SEC

No. 2 vs. Big 10 No. 2. Not a bad game, I figured. I didn’t know the half of it. I pulled up to the Citrus Bowl off of seedy Orange Blossom Trail — ladies of the evening, adult entertainment centers and the like dot the street — some three hours before the game. Already, the parking areas were a sea of red. Both schools feature red as one of their colors, so there you go. The accommodating Orlando PD directed me a couple of blocks past the stadium for parking and I was able to park on the property of Jones High School. I was assured by the lovely lady who was assisting with parking

that the $20 would go directly to activities at the high school. Cool. I am nothing if not prepared. I unpacked my lawn chair, took out my Orlando Sentinel, tore into a bag of chips and a package of beef jerky, popped open an adult beverage – I was also assured by the lady in charge that was perfectly OK – and relaxed. Hey, if one couldn’t relax on this day – a Florida Chamber of Commerce Day, 78 degrees and wall-to-wall sunshine – then valium is next. So I’m sitting there enjoy-


individual swimmers. Eddie Klein, Matt Duszak, Vlad Kiveliyk and Joe Taglia opened the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.84. Each went on to take an individual event Klein in the 100 backstroke (1:01.63), Duszak in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.53), Kiveliyk in the 100 butterfly (1:00.34) and Taglia in the 50 freestyle (24.62). Bryan Adie won the 100 freestyle (55.94) and swam legs on two first-place relays.

He joined Peter Masters, Adam Sokolowski and Taglia on the 200 freestyle (1:43.84) and hooked up with Sokolowski, Tom Fischer and Kiveliyk on the 400 free (3:53.70). Also for Southington, Mack Golos won the 200 freestyle (2:03.07). Meriden was led by double-winner Tyler Prescott. The Platt junior took the 200 individual medley (2:03.5) and the 500 freestyle (5:04.6).

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Boys swim/dive Southington 94, Meriden co-op 64: Southington used its depth to improve to 2-0 on the season with a CCC interdivisional victory over the Meriden co-op at the Southington YMCA. The Blue Knights swept the relays and got additional first-place finishes from six

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ing myself and up walked a mid-50s lady decked out in her Georgia gear, and while sipping a can of her favorite lemonade, began chatting. They do that in the South, you know. Here in New England we nearly have to be run over to acknowledge another’s existence. But in the South, they jes start talkin’.

The Southington Citizen — Friday, January 11, 2013 We made small talk. I told her about my Aunt Marion in Clearwater who is 94 and credits her longevity to a number of Bud Lights a day. “Heck, if that’s true, I’m gonna live to be 112,” said the Georgia Belle. The conversation turned to football. “Lord, I was in the corner of the end zone when Alabama beat us and for two weeks I couldn’t stand to think about that game,” she said.

“It was like I didn’t want to hear or see anything about it. It was so awful losing that game.” She spoke of how she goes to all the home games and several road games. The family was staying at the Pop Century Resort in Disney World for their bowl vacation. See, no matter which bowl games the Bulldogs play, the family plans a vacation around it. Along with about 30,000 to 40,000 of their closest friends. “No matter where they go, we go,” she announced. “I just love my Dawgs.” I promised her I would cheer for Georgia, she was delighted, and off I went to the stadium. Outside the park, the bowl organizers set up a Fanfest area. Show your game ticket and you’re in. There were food stands, souvenir stands, places where kids could test their baseball and football

throwing skills. There was a big stage upon which was performing some big country music star. I know as much about country music as nuclear physics, but apparently this guy was a very big deal. He had thousands of fans enthralled and he was the star of the halftime show. Georgia and Nebraska fans knew him, but hey, I’m from Connecticut. Oh yeah, the game. It was magnificent. The final score was 45-31 Georgia, but it was 31-31 going to the fourth quarter. A terrific, rollicking, back-and-forth big time, college football game that had the 60,000 fans roaring all game long. The 77-year old stadium – which is going to be renovated beginning almost immediately – was rocking with red-clad folks. The Dawg fans outnumbered the Husker fans maybe 2-1, but 1270581


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then it’s a lot easier for the Georgia fans to jump on I-75 and I-95 to the City that Disney Built than for Husker fans to trek halfway across the country. Still, more than 20,000 of them did. Yet while these people are truly delirious over their football teams, their fanaticism doesn’t mean they are uncivil to the fans of the other team. I was stunned at how courteous and respectful they were to each other. They mingled in the Fanfest area and in the stands. As soon as I took my seat, the Georgia fans on either side of me – Dennis and his wife Sherry from Tampa, and a lovely lady and her husband (didn’t get their names) from Georgia – began to chat. Seems the lady from Georgia is really an Alabama fan, but her husband loves the Dawgs, so on this day, a Dawg fan she was. Right behind us was a family from Nebraska. There was grandpa and grandma – of whom I got the feeling had been rooting for Nebraska since there was a Nebraska – grandson and wife and their kids. All of them, along with the remaining 59,986 football devotees, cheered their heads off all afternoon. We all chatted all game long. Great time. Not once did anyone say a bad thing about the other team. Not once. See, football is the religion; the teams are just different churches of the same faith. When Georgia pulled away, largely because Dawg

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UConn women’s basketball



UConn women’s basketball away game trips have been scheduled by the First Baptist Church of Southington. On Saturday, Feb. 2, a oneday trip to Queens, N.Y. for UConn at St. John’s University. On Saturday, Feb. 16, a trip to Piscataway, N.J. for UConn at Rutgers. All trips will leave from the church parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave. For more information and reservations, call Bev at (860) 621-3024.


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CMHA President and CEO Raymond Gorman, of Southington, presents a Partner in Recovery award to outgoing President and CEO of the CT Council of Family Service Agencies Dan O’Connell at CMHA’s annual meeting.

Members of CMHA’s Tobacco Free Advisory Committee celebrated the agency’s new no smoking policy at a kick-off event at CMHA headquarters in New Britain. Community Mental Health Affiliates hosted its 2012 annual meeting at its administrative headquarters in New Britain on Nov. 13. On Jan. 7, the organization celebrated becoming a tobacco-free agency with a kick-off event at the agency’s headquarters in New Britain. All of CMHA’s 17 locations across central and northwest Connecticut will be smoke-free for clients and staff.

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quarterback Aaron Murphy threw for 427 yards and five touchdowns, everybody around us shook hands and wished each other a happy new year. “Heck, it was a good game,” said the Nebraska granddaddy. Somehow I have a hard time imagining a Yankee fan saying that to a Red Sox fan after the Sawks win a playoff game over the Yanks. Instead, one might hear a chant of dubious social acceptability. But life is different in other parts of the country. They take their football as seriously as any fan of any team in any sport anywhere. But there’s always time for a hello, always time to wish the other fan a good day, always time to be nice. Can do all that and still love them Dawgs. Jim Bransfield is a longtime contributor to Citizen publications. A retired teacher, Bransfield’s loves include road trips and writing about Connecticut high school sports.

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Parks and Recreation Briefs

Drama classes

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is located in the town hall at 75 Main St., on the second floor. To make reservations, register or for more information, call the office at (860) 276-6219. Program details and mail-in registration forms are also available on the department’s webpage at

Soccer club Southington Soccer Club will hold late and final registration for their 2013 Spring (outdoor) Travel and Developmental Youth Soccer Programs at the Recreation Park 1271962

New Britain Youth Theater has announced an expansion of its Stage Performance Class. An introductory class, Stage Play, will be offered for children ages 5 through 7. Stage Performance will be offered in two sections: one for ages 8 through 11, and a second section for ages 12 through 16. Stage Play and Stage Performance classes are designed to combine the instruction of drama classes with the excitement of being in a show. Stage Play and both sections of Stage Performance meet at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. for 10 weeks beginning on Jan. 26. Registration is open to children and teens from any town. There is a cost for the program. In addition to Stage Performance classes, NBYT will also continue to offer a homeschool enrichment program. In Homeschool Enrichment, for ages 5-14, children are grouped by age for appropriate instruction and activities, but groups are flexible. Drama games and scenes are used to explore acting techniques, voice, and movement in order to develop focus and learn to work together as an ensemble. Each term, the group will rehearse a selection of scenes around a theme chosen especially for the children enrolled. Discussions about props, costumes and set pieces will also include making items for their own share performance for family and friends. Older children can also choose a special project in performance, directing, writing or design. The new term meets on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 22. For more information about New Britain Youth Theater and other upcoming programs and auditions, visit or call (860) 515-8115.

is also available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s page at www.

Field House, Maxwell Noble Drive, Plantsville on the following dates: Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Spring Developmental Program is open to players 6 to 8 years old (born between Aug. 1, 2004 and July 31, 2007) while the Spring Travel Program is open to players 9 to 19 years old (born between Aug. 1, 1993 and July 31, 2004). There is a fee to participate and payment is due at the time of registration. Visit for more detailed information and a downloadable registration form. Information

Winter fitness class

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Nia Technique fitness class for the winter. Ten classes will be held in the Flanders Elementary School gymnasium on Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and March 6 and 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a fee to par-

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office at (860) 276-6219. Pro- available on the departgram details and mail-in reg- ment’s webpage at Continued from page 33 istration form also available on the department’s webpage ticipate. Nia classes are tak- at en barefoot to soul-stirring music using movements from the martial arts, dance arts Southington Parks and Public ice skating will be and healing arts. Class size is offered this season, weather Recreation Department is oflimited. Pre-registration and permitting, at the Communi- fering adult fitness classes payment is required. For ty Ice Skating Rink on Mill on Tuesdays and Thursdays more information or to regis- Street. Hours of permitted from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. ter, call the Parks and Recre- use are Sundays through 15, 17 and 22. Classes will be ation office at (860) 276-6219. Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., held in the Kennedy Middle Program details and online and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 School gymnasium and will registration are also avail- a.m. to 10 p.m. Skaters may consist of low/high aerobics able on the department’s use the rink at their own risk. and strengthening with free webpage at www.southing- Appropriate safety gear is weights. Program open to recommended. There will be Southington residents only. no skate attendant on duty There is a fee to participate. and children should be super- Pre-registration and paySouthington Youth Basket- vised by an adult. Alcohol, ment is required, registraball Association will hold its food, drinks, and smoking tion is ongoing. For more inthird-grade basketball clinic are prohibited in the skating formation or to register, conat Southington High School area. tact the parks and recreation Hockey time will be al- office. Program details and on Saturdays, Jan. 12, 19, Feb. 2, 9, and 16. For more infor- lowed on Wednesdays from 7 online registration are also mation, call the Parks and to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from Recreation office at (860) 276- 3 to 5 p.m. Hockey players 6219 or visit the department’s must wear helmets/face webpage at www.southing- shields and protective gear during sessions. al skating is prohibited during hockey sessions.


Ice skating

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Youth basketball

Teen Dodgeball Tournament

Dog obedience

Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer dog obedience classes at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Feb. 12 to April 11 at 6:15 p.m. Participants will be asked to select preferred class day upon registration. Dogs must be at least 3 months of age by the first class in order to participate. There is a fee per dog. The AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program and Canine Good Citizen program will be offered during classes at no additional cost. Pre-registration, signed waiver, and payment are required. For more information or to register, call the Parks and Recreation


Arts and crafts for special needs The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer arts and crafts classes for individuals with special needs. Individuals must be accompanied by an adult. The final class will be held in the Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Pre-registration and payment is required, however, registration is ongoing. For more information or to register, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 2766219. Program details and online registration are also


On Sunday, Jan. 27, the Southington Community YMCA will hold its third annual Teen Dodgeball Tournament. There is a middle school and high school division. Maximum six players per team and 16 teams per division. There is a cost to participate. Pre-registration recommended and is currently available. Game day registration will be available. YMCA non-members are welcome. Middle school division will begin at noon and high school will begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Steve Silva, teen program director, at (860) 4269521, or

KinderPal and preschool


The Southington Community YMCA will host registration and open houses for Early Childhood Preschool and KinderPal programs. Open houses will be held Wednesday, March 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the YMCA Learning Center for preschool and in the main building for KinderPal. Classrooms will be open for viewing and teachers will be available to answer questions related to

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Trips offered The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the following bus trips: UConn women’s basketball at St. John’s, Saturday, Feb. 2; UConn men’s basketball at Seton Hall, Sunday, Feb. 10; Washington, D.C. national cherry blossom celebration, Friday through Sunday, April 5-7; Bronx Zoo, Saturday, April 13; Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, Saturday, April 13; New York City “On Your Own,” Saturday, April 27; Portsmouth and the seacoast, Saturday, May 18. A complete list of 2012 bus trips with details and fees is available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s webpage at

Adult Zumba The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is offering two sessions of adult Zumba classes during the winter. Classes will be held in the Plantsville Elementary School gymnasium on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30, Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27, March 4, 6. First session will run from 6 to 7 p.m., the second will be 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Class sizes are limited. Preregistration and payment is required. For more information or to register, call the parks and recreation office at (860) 276-6219. Details and online registration are also available on the department’s website at www.

YMCA Briefs the program. Children are welcome to attend. Registration for both programs for full members will be Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m. Registration will be open to the public on Monday, Feb. 25 at 8 a.m. Families must have a completed registration packet, all documents are available online at or at the YMCA Learning Center. The KinderPal program is subject to the Board of Education’s decision on full-day kindergarten. For more information, please call (860) 426-9541, or visit

Child development Open houses for Creative Child and Early Childhood Nursery School programs will be held Wednesday, March 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the main building, 29 High St. Classrooms will be open for viewing and teachers will be available to answer questions about the programs. Registration will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the main building and will continue through the week for full and program members. Registration will open to the public on Monday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. at

the YMCA Learning Center. For more information regarding childcare programs, call (860) 426-9541.

Teen Volunteer Program

YMCA Camp Sloper is offering its Teen Volunteer Program on Wednesdays through April 24. Program will run from 3 to 5 p.m. and offers kids in grades 6 through 10 an opportunity to do community service by participating in a variety of projects at camp. Projects vary from week to week. Volunteers should dress appropriately to work outside in cooler weather and get dirty. For more information or to register, contact Jay Jaronko at (860) 621-8194, or e-mail Members or non-members welcome. Hours may be used for school, church, or extracurricular community service credit.

Osteoporosis/ Osteopenia exercise classes The Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St., is offering a new class, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia exercise See YMCA, next page


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YMCA Continued from page 34 that focuses on spinal lengthening and strengthening, improving core strength and overall muscle toning. The class is presented in cooperation with Community Physical Therapy in Southington. Classes meet twice a week and are taught by Meeks Method trained instructors. These classes are appropriate for all fitness levels and are especially beneficial for those with chronic back pain and/or some form of postural dysfunction. For more information and to find out how to register, call Janice at (860) 628 5597, ext. 368.

Teen Drop-In Teen Drop-In Sports is held every Thursday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ideas for sports activities are welcome by calling Steve at (860) 628-5597 ext. 323, or e-mail at .

Gymnastics open gym The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA’s 5,000 square-foot gymnastics facility, 26 Putnam Place, is offering open gym for children on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for ages 3-5; Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 2-5 and noon to 1 p.m. for ages 6 and older; and toddler open gym will be held Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, contact Jackie Nadeau at (203) 272-7688, or email

Teen birthdays The Southington-Cheshire YMCA offers birthday parties to middle school teens on Saturdays, from noon to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., and on Sundays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Parties accommodate up to 15 teens with an additional cost for each extra teen and are hosted by a teen staff member. Parties are also available to non-members and feature pool parties, Gladiator Dodge Ball, Ghost, Cross-Fire, basketball, and other games. For more information, contact Steve Silva, teen program director, at (860) 6285597, ext. 323.

STEPS survey Southington’s Town-Wide Effort to Promote Success has released a 12question for parents of middle and high school students to evaluate knowledge of underage drinking. The survey can be found online at For more information, contact Michaela Fodor at Wheeler Clinic at (860) 793-2164, or e-mail

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE OF FINAL ASSESSMENT BOARD OF SEWER COMMISSIONERS TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT FINAL BENEFIT ASSESSMENTS FOR SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM Pursuant to Special Act No. 579 (1959 General Assembly) entitled, “An Act Concerning the Sewerage System of the Town of Southington,” the Town Council of the Town of Southington, having complied with the provisions contained in said statute relative to the filing, mailing and publication of proposed benefit assessments and having held a public hearing thereon, pursuant to law, has made and fixed the following final special assessments upon the property and persons specially benefited by reason of the laying out and construction of a municipal sanitary sewer system in the sums set forth opposite the properties described and the persons named herein: ASSESSORS LAND RECORDS AMOUNT OF STREET MAP NO. PARCEL NO. VOL. PAGE ASSESSMENT HICKORY HILL ROAD #18-#51 HANLON, Kathryn B 038 034 1212 994 10,688.70 CAVALIER, Gloria Y. 038 041 329 776 11,736.30 GURZENDA, Michael J. & Jana R.(DEFERRED) 038 035 785 159 9,930.00 RENEHAN, Donald E., et al (DEFERRED) 038 036 504 745 10,330.50 COPPAGE, Steven D. & HINCHEE, Nina R. 038 037 428 591 9,584.40 (DEFERRED) BUMBERA, Frank William III & Kimberly Ann 038 040 1193 719 10,522.20 BUMBERA, Frank William III & Kimberly Ann 038 101 1151 403 10,359.00 HOLIAN, James F. & Judith C. 038 038 249 827 11,034.30 LYNCH, Robert F. II & Kristine M. (DEFERRED) 038 039 274 382 9,877.80 HUMISTON BROOK DRIVE #11-#56 BROWN, Scott C. 038 025 1143 1258 11,777.70 RENEHAN, John R. & Lauralea 038 016 1078 040 10,640.10 GARRETT, Edward W. & Madeline S. 038 024 528 609 11,810.10 FAUST, Gary T. & Diane S. 038 017 1065 1099 9,949.80 COMSTOCK, Cynthia D. 038 023 556 105 11,726.40 MULLETT, John F. 038 018 279 712 9,832.80 SELINSKE, Scott R. & Traci N. 038 019 652 655 14,250.00 COLWICK, Maryann 038 022 372 175 14,250.00 KENEFICK, Patricia G. (DEFERRED) 038 021 243 259 8,400.00 FURGALACK, Michael T. & Johanna S. 038 020 798 135 7,650.00 (DEFERRED) LAGANA AVENUE #15-#185 GROUSE, John F. & Susan J. 049 029 1101 884 8,400.00 BERNARD, Raymond & Julie A. 049 033 523 688 9,750.00 GERSCHEFSKI, Phyllis E. 049 028 1031 309 8,400.00 HELTON, David & Jill 049 034 960 1005 9,750.00 BLANCATO-EUSTACE, Patricia 049 027 650 449 8,400.00 O’BRYAN, Ashley E. 049 035 1197 645 9,750.00 SCARFO, Diana L. 049 026 360 242 8,400.00 BAILEY, Gordon N. & Kathleen S. 049 036 151 493 9,750.00 CALKINS, Mary E. 049 025 1128 604 8,400.00 BORNN, Kathy 049 024 494 226 8,400.00 DORZENS, Robert Steven & Lisa A. 049 037 588 119 9,557.40 OUELLETTE, Kevin D. 049 023 515 828 9,809.40 RANERI, Simona O. (DEFERRED) 049 022 1144 054 14,160.00 MAREK, Ronald J. 049 038 864 285 14,250.00 TESTA, Francis M. & Sandra R. 049 021 255 539 14,250.00 KIEF, James F. & CLARK, Shannon Rae 038 047 773 212 10,470.00 (DEFERRED) LESSOR, Gary J. (DEFERRED) 038 048 972 914 10,470.00 KEMISH, JR., Joseph A. & Patricia (DEFERRED) 038 049 378 301 10,780.50 GERACE, Arlene F. (DEFERRED) 038 050 532 644 12,665.10 LIPSKY, Michelle M. Napoli 038 042 1017 245 12,954.90 ALBERT, Richard L. & Susan F. (DEFERRED) 038 051 610 192 9,981.30 ABRAMCZYK, Joseph F. L/U 038 033 1209 767 11,129.70 SCHIFFER, Brendan I. & Jennifer M. 038 052 682 828 10,200.00 (DEFERRED) ENHORNING, Ernest I. 038 032 240 512 12,000.00 FROHN, Henry G. & Joan F. 038 053 271 226 11,280.00 FORCADE, JR., James W. & Laura 038 054 787 857 13,800.00 GALLUCCI, Nicholas & STEINBERG, Karen 038 031 1075 1143 12,000.00 Continued on Next Page

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Continued from Previous Page MARIONDALE DRIVE #1-#11 CAVELLO, C. Douglas 038 HIRSH, Thomas E. & Elizabeth F. 038 MOUNT VERNON ROAD #73-#185 HUPPER, Mary LaPorta & Charles W. 039 QUIGLEY, Thomas W. & Deirdre M. 039 LUCAS-FENN, Joan 039 TELLERICO, David M. & PAGLIARO, Sara E. 039 ADDUCI, SR., Richard J. & Alice 050 GJIZA, Zija & PAPA, Marjeta M. 039 NILES, Kyle C. & Lisa G. 050 PILLSBURY, Stacey L. & Christian D. 050 COTE, Wesley D. 050 MANKEVICH, JR., Alexander 050 FORTIN, Roland J. & Jeannette 050 CYR, Gilles & Lynn 050 DILAVERI, Ramiz & Ajlja 050 RATHBUN, Justine L. & SASSO, Carl A. 050 BREGU, Dhimiter & Bricida 050 WHELAN, Lisa 050 RAMETTA, Carmen S. & Gail P. 050 DUNN, James F. & Carolyn J. 050 ROSEANNA ROAD #7-#180 THOMPSON, Gregory A. & Rosemary G. 039 LEVASSEUR, Marlene 039 KASETA, David F. & Linda 038 RICCIO, Pasquale A. & Susan B. 039 CAMMUSO, Frank & ALSDORF, Nicole M. 038 (DEFERRED) RENEY, Richard E. & Lorrie A. 038 MARZIARZ, Paul & Lauren M. 038 HALL, Gail L. 039 MIZZI, Jim & Linda M. 038 SCHUSTER, Gary G. & Andrea (DEFERRED) 038 SCIROCCO, JR., Michael L. & Nancy A. 038 (DEFERRED) HENNESSY, Marilyn D. (DEFERRED) 038 SCHWARTZ, Roland J. & Caroline (DEFERRED) 038 SCHIEMAN, Lyle K. & Maureen A. 038 VALLE, Ruth 038 ROTH, John W. & Heike M. 038 HALL, Marie 038 ALLEN, William S. & Hye 038 SLESINSKI, III, John J. & Nancy K. 038 MISIORSKI, David A. & Bonnie B. 038 BUJAK, Philip B. & Martha 038 SMALL, Anthony M. & Keina M. 038 DEPODESTA, Michael D. & Shannon J. 038 BAKER, Robert C. L/U 038 KENNEY, Edward P. & Beverly A. 038 GAUDIO, Michael & Patricia A. 038 SMITH, Scott M. & Kelly F. 038 GORDON, Stephen J. & Charlene A. 038 BRADLEY, Thomas E. & Luiza 038


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063 294 613 8,400.00 064 242 769 8,400.00 055 712 255 14,250.00 065 1185 1120 9,757.20 066 634 543 10,200.00 067 276 648 10,740.00 068 1136 303 10,650.00 069 1249 392 10,038.00 030 590 695 13,919.70 070 735 463 9,886.80 071 999 222 10,212.60 029 811 764 9,750.00 072 1240 160 10,966.80 028 251 778 10,023.60 027 657 663 9,464.70 073 801 253 14,250.00 026 630 549 10,041.60 074 899 507 14,250.00 ________________________________________ John C. Dobbins, Chairman, Town Council PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON A copy of the PlainvilleSouthington Regional Health District audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2012 is on file for public inspection in the Southington Town Clerk’s office. Dated at Southington, CT this 7th day of January, 2013 Leslie G. Cotton Leslie G. Cotton Southington Town Clerk

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON A copy of the Town of Southington’s audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2012 is on file for public inspection in the Town Clerk’s office. Dated at Southington, CT this 7th day of January, 2013 Leslie G. Cotton__ Leslie G. Cotton Town Clerk SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of January 2, 2013: A. Proposed expansion of YMCA by two building additions and expanded parking areas; 108, 110, 116, 118 & 130 North Main Street & 29 High St. (SPU #522), approved B. AA Denorfia Building and Development, special permit use application for a proposed mixed use 22 unit apartment building with 2,000 sq. ft. commercial space on first floor, with associated parking area, 76 and 82 Liberty Street (SPU #523), approved C. B & R Corp., site plan application for proposed 2,400 s.f. office and attach 8,000 s.f. maintenance garage and proposed mulch processing and storage, 49 DePaolo Drive (SPR #1621.1), approved with condition D. Proposed new text for A-frame and temporary wire signs, Sections 1302M and 13-14 (ZA #569), modified and approved, effective fifteen days from date of publication E. Kennedy Middle School renovations and expansion, 1071 South Main Street (SPR #1627), approved with conditions F. DePaolo Middle School renovations and expansion, 385 Pleasant Street (SPR #1553.1), approved with conditions Dated at Southington, CT This 3rd day of January, 2013 Robert Librandi Acting Town Planner


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Center Assembly Room, 196 North Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following applications: A. Lovley Development, Inc., request for Zoning Regulation Amendment of Text, Section 5-01.N of the Zoning Regulations (ZA #570) B. S. Carpenter Construction Company, 2 lot resubdivision application, 176 Townline Road, Lot #3, Strawberry Fields (S #1259.3) Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 2nd day of January, 2013 Robert Librandi Acting Town Planner


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Town of Southington Park Department is seeking proposals for the purchase of one (1) ZERO–TURN RIDE ON MOWER. Proposals will be accepted at the office of the Town Manager, 75 Main St., Southington, CT., 06489 until 10:30 am on January 23, 2013 at which time they will be opened and read publicly. The general specifications for this equipment may be obtained at the Town of Southington Highway Department, Della Bitta Drive, Plantsville, CT., 06479 M-F 7:00 am-3:30 pm.


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ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting Jan 14th at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.


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SHIH TZU Puppies, male and female. Also Chihuahua/Shih Tzu puppies and female adult Chihuahua/Shih Tzu. Very good price. Call (203) 600-9560


NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE

ALWAYS Buying Handtools, Old, used, and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367



PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $110 Call 203-415-1144

HOUSE CLEANING REPAIRS Large/Small Interior, ext, stairs, railing, decks, entry door & widow replacement, finish bsmnt. Complete home improvements. Work done by owner. 40+ yr exp. Free est. Ins. 203-238-1449 #578107



Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 MATTRESS SET: Brand name Queen pillow top mattress and foundation NEW in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667



Canelli’s Jewelry & Boutique Specializing in Unusual Gifts and Fine Sterling Jewelry. Since 1917. 130 South Colony Rd. (Rt. 5) Wallingford. 203 269-5242

ELECTRONICS SAMSUNG 43” 3D plasma HD TV, used 2 mo., $400; Onkyo receiver, TX-SR605, 7.1 channel, $200; Insignia 5.1 surround speaker pkg., $100; Samsung DVD player, $30. Call 860 621-3788


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203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps.

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.


Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

HOUSES FOR RENT KENSINGTON 131 Main Street 5 Room, 2 BR Ranch. Lg Kitchen w/Dining Area. Lg LR w/FP. 2 Car Garage. Very Prvt, No pets. $1300. 860-306-0147 WALLINGFORD Easy Rt. 91, Split Level, 3/4 BRs, 2 Full Baths, Hdwd Fl, Appl Kitchen. Sliders to private back yard. $1700/mo. Sec/Refs. Call Bill 203 265-5729


CHESHIRE Lovely 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths Townhouse with sliders to patio and wooded yard. Near I84. No dogs please. Parking in front of unit. $1050 per month. Call 203-464-7544 MERIDEN 1 BR Stove and refrigerator included. No pets. $750 + security. (203) 376-1259 MERIDEN Avallable modern 2 BR ranch unit. Stove, refrigerator, W/W carpet, garage, laundry. Off st. parking. $950/mo + utils. Sec & lease. Call 203-217-9229

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711


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(203) 634-3933 APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE Huge Apt! 1BR, Pvt driveway, tankless sys. Fully appl’d kitchen/laundry. Easy access to hwys. Pets welcome. $900/sec. Avail 2/1 203 439-1503 DURHAM 1BR 2nd Flr Apt. Large 2nd level BR. Full appli. WD Hookup, H & HW incl. $1000/mo. + 1 mo. sec. Call 860-349-3932 MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN 1 BR, 1st Fl. Offstreet parking. Wall to Wall Carpets, Appls, $795 Per Month Heat & HW incl. No pets. Security & refs req. Call 203 238-7133

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Available Ask About One Month Free! Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 bedroom 3rd fl avail immed $600-$650 sec deposit 1st months No Pets Mike (860) 305-1642

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BR Spacious Apt Appliances included. $750. Available now. Contact Larry Jenkins 860 857-3621 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $895 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $925/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472 MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

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WALLINGFORD 1BR 70 Center Street $750/mo. Call Mike 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160

WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 5 Rooms First Floor. Good locale. Fully Applianced. Wall to Wall. NO pets. Utilities not included. Lease & Security Required. $875 Month 203 848-7955 WALLINGFORD 2BR Very Neat & Very Clean. Appliances, Laundry Hookups, Off St Parking. No Pets. No smoking. 1 Yr Lease. $900. 203-631-5219

MERIDEN Studio Apartment for Rent. $600/mo. Call 203-9036413 or 203-440-1123

WALLINGFORD Studio Apt. Kitch, BA, Walk in Closet. Heat & Electric Included. $725/mo. Ref & Sec Call 203-284-8890

MERIDEN-4BR 2nd & 3rd Floor. Liberty St. Recently Renovated Stove & Refrig, W/D hkup, OffSt Parking, Yard, Storage. Sec 8 approved. $1275 203 506-6398

WALLINGFORD- 1BR STUDIO Kitchen, Stove & Refrigerator incl. Centrally located- $525. ALSO 2 Rm Apt - $675. No pets. 2 mo sec + refs. 203-265-0698

MERIDEN. 1 BR, Heat Included, $800. 9 Guiel Place. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175

WALLINGFORD- No. Main St, large 1 bedroom apt, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, w/d hookup, off st parking. No pets. $975/mo. Call 203 641-3182

MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st flr in 2 family house. $950/mo. Newly remodeled. No pets. Avail now. 203-500-9080 or 203-500-9090 MERIDEN. Spacious studio apt, on bus line, gas heat, $525./mo plus utils. No pets. Sec & ref. (203) 982-3042

WALLINGFORD-Duplex 2BR, LR. Tiled Bath. Kitchen w/stove & fridge. Laundry hookups. $950 + utils. 2 mos sec dep. Agents RE (203) 949-0500

MERIDEN 2 BR Available Heat, Hot Water & Appliances incl. Off-Street parking. Available for immediate move in. Starting at $800 per month. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN. West side. Clean 1st flr studio, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $780/ mo plus sec. 12pm-8pm, 203-634-1195 or

WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, 5 rms, 1st flr, appliances included, no utils, no pets. $900/mo. Off st parking, avail Feb 1. Off No. Main St. (203) 269-9434

MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398

PLANTSVILLE 1 BR, 1 BA, Convenient 2nd flr. Available 15th of month. $700/mo. plus sec. dep. Call 860-276-9588

WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor Large Apt. 38 Summer St. WD Hookup, Free Parking. Hardwood Floors. $850. (203) 223-0333

SOUTHINGTON Two family Near 691. Renovated. 2nd floor. 2 BR, parking. Heat & HW included. $995 per month. 860 628-0175 or 860 919-6212

MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Fl. Off st parking, freshly painted, washer/dryer. $850/mo. Section 8 approved. Grant St. No dogs. Call 203-213-3951 MERIDEN 5 RM 1st Flr. HW Flrs, Gas, Clean, Quite, Available Feb 1st. $900/mo. no utilities. Sec. & 1st mo. Call 203238-4882 or 203-721-0090

WALLINGFORD 2 BR 1st Flr Recently redecorated, YMCA area. Off St. Park, NO PETS. Avali. Feb 1st. $925/mo. + util. 203-269-2575 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Apt In 2 Family Home. Nice Area. Modern. Stove & Refrig. Nice yard. Off St parking. $1000. No Pets. 203-654-6190

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or


Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ With electricity & heat Available Now. 203-751-1977

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35 N. Main St.

OPEN HOUSES OPEN HOUSE Sun Jan 13th from 1-3pm. Quality Built 8 yr old 2,000 + sq ft free standing Cape, in over 55 condo development in Plantsville. New granite counters in Kitch & Master BA. LR, FR, DR, Kitch, Laundry, & Master BR on 1st Flr. A/C, Gas Fire Place & Furnace, 3 Season Porch & other upgrades included SS appliance. BR & Loft/Office upstairs + bonus RM/Attic, 2 1/2 BA. Full Basement & 2 Car Garage. Walk to Plantsville Center. $359,000 Call 203-910-8293 for directions. 36 Buckland St Unit #33 Plantsville, CT 06479



Job Fair January 11th DATTCO Middletown Terminal 131 Tuttle Road Middletown, CT 9:30 am to 1 pm Join us to learn about exciting opportunities to join the DATTCO driving team. DATTCO is hiring part time school bus drivers! SEVERAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE! If you are retired but not tired, a parent with kids who would like to bring your children to work with you or just looking for good work with good people, come see us.

Call 860-635-8234 ext 5600 for more information AA/EOE

HELP WANTED BABYSITTER for 1 yr old in my home for Thurs. nights 5-12pm, Plantsville 860-271-6500. Refs. & must drive. DELIVERY Drivers/Independent contractors. Need reliable vehicles for same day deliveries. Call 1-800-818-7958. DRIVER Class A or B, Tanker, Hazmat, TWIC Card, Cur. Medical. Apply at Tuxis Ohrs 80 Britannia St., Meriden DRIVERS part time nights and weekends. Apply in person Hancock’s Pharmacy, 840 E. Main St, Meriden 203-235-6323

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No experience necessary. We provide free training to get your CDL!

MERIDEN By Owner to Settle an Estate. 3 BR, Family Room, Finished Basement, 3.5 Baths, Screened Porch. 20 South View Street (203) 691-0046 (203) 237-7555


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WALLINGFORD ROUTE Early Morning Hours Brookview Ave Jodi Dr Parker Farms Rd Harnish Ln Whiffle Tree Rd Osage Dr Mohawk Dr Lynne Dr 160 papers $2,300 annually

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MEDICAL CAREERS OPEN POSITIONS! Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, has the following openings. RN Supervisors -3 p-11 p, Full Time and Per Diem RNs, Weekend On-Call - Excellent On-Call Bonus RN Charge Nurse - 3 p - 11 p (Full Time) LPNs - Weekends (Per Diem) CNAs -3 p-11 p; 11 p-7 a (Full Time) and Per Diem MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits (where they apply). Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad Street. Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203-630-3714 or email: EOE HELP WANTED


HELP WANTED HVAC TECH License Required for installs & burner service work. Send resume or apply to: Helen, Tunxis-Ohr’s 80 Brittania St, Meriden. PUBLIC Safety Officer needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Weekends and weekdays. P/T position. Please stop by to fill out an application or send to the above address. VAN Driver needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Weekends and weekdays. Public Service license or CDL, Class B with a P endorsement required. Please stop by to fill out an application.


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