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Friday, May 10, 2013

Second-grader is state finalist in Google contest By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen Students held up handmade signs with rulers for handles and waved them from side to side while chanting “Vote for Hope!” Second-grader Hope Scalise timidly walked through the doors of the Derynoski School auditorium May 2 as 687 of her peers continued to scream for her. She darted down the center aisle, past all the students and teachers, and plopped into a front-row seat next to her mother, Dagmara. Eight-year-old Hope was overwhelmed with all the attention from the media, teachers, and students. “I think it’s awkward,” Hope

said as she rocked back and forth on her toes. “I think all the fuss is weird. People have said congratulations, like, 50 times.” So, what’s the reason for all the attention? Hope is the Connecticut winner and one of 50 finalists in the kindergarten through third-grade group in the Doodle 4 Google Art Competition. A doodle appears on the Google homepage for holidays, special events, or birthdays of artists or inventors. The logo is transformed depending on the occasion. Hope had the chance to invent her own doodle. This year’s doodle challenge was to draw the best day ever and incorporate the letters of Google in the illustration. A perfect day for Hope would be to go skydiving because she has See Finalist, page 9 Photo by Dave Zajac

Hope Scalise, 8, a second grade student at Derynoski Elementary in Southington, sits in the front row of the school’s auditorium as Google representatives Kerry Murrill and Leslie Pearl prepare to unveil her drawing (pictured on page 9), which won the Connecticut competition in the Doodle 4 Google Art Competition.

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Adam Gwara and his 12-year-old son, also named Adam, put together a rocket at Sunday’s Build & Launch Your Own Rocket event in Southington.

Rocket event boosts Scouting interest By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen With just a light breeze, temperatures in the mid-60s and no sign of rain, Sunday was a perfect day to launch rockets. Southington Boy Scouts held a Build & Launch Your Own Rocket event Sunday at the Southington Drive-in site. “It’s an opportunity for kids to check out what Scouting is about,” David Seebauer, Cub master for Pack 72 and coordinator of the event, said. “We did it once a few years ago and revived it to give Scouts in town a chance to come together.” Dozens of children and their families came to the event to build rockets and send them skyward. They bought rocket building kits, glue to put them together, engines and parachutes. Tables were set up in the

pavilion area with markers to decorate the rockets and make them unique. “It brings the families together,” Michelle Griffin, a member of the committee for Pack 72 in Southington, said. Adam Gwara of Southington sat at a pavilion table with his 12-yearold son, also named Adam. They were putting the last bit of glue onto their first rocket of the day. “We’re taking this opportunity to have Adam join as a Boy Scout,” the senior Gwara said.

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Community mourns loss of Cherraine Davis, 18 By Bryant Carpenter and John Pettit Special to The Citizen

18-years old and in her freshman year at Central Connecticut State University, had died unexpectedly on April 27 at St. Francis Hospital. “It was like someone stabbed you; you couldn’t breathe,” Southington junior Stephen Barmore said Tuesday. “It’s just horrible to hear about someone so young,

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Southington Police have obtained an arrest warrant to charge a Plainville man in connection with a fatal hitand-run accident on Queen Street in February. The suspect, Edward Fascendini, 46, was to be charged with misconduct with a motor vehicle and three counts of evading responsibility, police said. The Feb. 12 accident killed a 23-yearold woman and injured two others who were walking home from work. Fascendini is in jail on unrelated charges, said Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz, the police spokesman. Police planned to serve the warrant when Fascendini made an appearance May 9 in Bristol Superior Court. The Department of Correction website lists Fascendini as being on special parole through March 2014 in con-

nection with a 2011 case. He pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in that case and was sentenced to 45 days in prison, according to the Judicial Branch website. On Feb. 12 shortly after 10 p.m., Yan Qiao “Joanne” Chen, Hong “Rita” Yang and Liu “Emily” Huai, all 23, were walking south along the northbound lane of Queen Street near Aircraft Road, police said. At the time, the sidewalks along Queen Street were still covered with snow from the major snowstorm of Feb. 8 and 9. Chen died as a result of her injuries. Yang and Huai were hospitalized and are now recovering, according to the police statement. Dobratz said Fascendini was driving a white Dodge pickup truck north on Queen Street when the women were struck. The driver did not stop. The three women had just


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Track and field coach Matt Shea can still see the looks of disappointment on the competition when he accompanied Southington shot-putter Cherraine Davis to the New England Open last spring. Davis threw over 45 feet on her first attempt. The rest of the girls knew right then and there they were playing for second place. As a Southington High School junior and again as a senior, Davis won every Connecticut shot-put championship she could win, indoor in the winter and outdoor in the spring. Not only that, it was expected she would win. Not only that, Davis did it with a smile. For those reasons, the Southington track and field team was devastated upon learning that Davis, still only

someone who was such a good person, pass away.” “It’s extremely tragic and upsetting. You’re speechless in a way,” said Shea, who attended services for Davis held Monday in Stamford. “She was a grade-A person and an unbelievable athlete.” Davis, the daughter of Carlton and Carine Hall Davis of Scarsdale, N.Y., came to Southington from Miss Porters School midway through the 2010-11 school year. A self-taught shot-putter, Davis transferred because Miss Porters did not have a track team. Once a Blue Knight, Davis won over her new teammates as decisively as she won state championships. “She was a very sweet person,” said junior Tyler Hyde. “Every time I talked to her she was just the nicest person in the entire world. She’s probably one of the nicest people I

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A local man faces reckless driving charges after police say he fled the scene of a car accident in early April. A l e x Nevrivy, 18, of 44 Beverly Drive was arrested April Nevrivy 29 and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, driving under the influence, interfering


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Military-bound grads to be honored

Unique Boutique Southington Community Services/Southington Salvation Army will hold their Sixth Annual Unique Boutique event Monday, May 20, 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St. Unique Boutique features a collection of new and gently used men’s, women’s and children’s designer clothing and accessories, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and a raffle. A dinner will be served at 7 p.m. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Southington Community Services for client services for those in need. This will be a sold out event; only 570 people will be accommodated. Reservations can only be made in advance. There is a cost to attend. No admittance will be available at the door. To reserve a place, call (860) 6283761 by Monday, May 13.

Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen Ten students from Southington High School who will be entering the armed forces after they graduate will be recognized this year with a red, white and blue cords at a Class of 2013 Military Luncheon at the Municipal Center on June 19. The students will be presented with the cords, which will be worn for graduation on June 21, and military challenge coins. Students’ families, town officials, administrators, and members of the Board of Education and the town’s Veterans Committee will be at the event to honor the students. The cords are similar to those used to indi-

“We think it was a fantastic idea,” said Steve Pintarich, a member of the Veterans Committee. “We’ve never heard of anyone else doing that.” Since the committee was formed in December 2011, Pintarich said, he has been impressed with Erardi’s work and looks forward to implementing ideas for the veterans and students in town. He said he was pleased when he found out the military cords were a go.

“If someone comes up with an idea dealing with the Veterans Committee, it’s not talked about and forgotten,” Pintarich said. “Someone takes action on an item and it gets done. It’s just amazing.” Erardi said the company that does the cap and gown rentals for the school decided to donate the military cords for the students to keep. Although it was a small gesture, Erardi said, “it meant quite a bit.”

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was left inside. There were no injuries. Two of the residents stayed with relatives May 2, and the other two received help with housing from Southington Community Services. Fire Marshal Thomas Wisner said May 3 that the cause of the blaze has not been determined and that he hasn’t yet spoken with the resident of the apartment that suffered the most damage. Wisner said the fire started on the outside of the building, and that a first-floor bedroom was gutted. The power was shut off to the unit that suffered the most damage, Wisner said. - Eric Heredia

cate academic achievements. “It’ll be the first time that we recognize the students with cords,” School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. said. Every year during the graduation ceremony Erardi makes sure to honor every graduate heading to the military by asking them to stand and for the audience to show its support by clapping for them. Adding the cords was another way to recognize those students, he said. Having the red, white and blue cords was an idea that the Veterans Committee helped to implement. The committee is a partnership between local veterans, teachers and the school administration.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 10, 2013

A simultaneous outburst of exercise in town By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

All 687 students at Derynoski School followed Candi Muro’s instructions as the song “Party Rock Anthem” by the group LMFAO blasted through the speakers. “You guys are awesome!” said Muro, a Zumba instructor, shouting into the microphone. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade jumped up and down, clapped, swung their hips from side to side, and moved in a grapevine to

the music. Students and nearly 100 faculty and staff were participating in a national event called All Children Exercise Simultaneously, known as ACES. It encourages elementary schools across the country to have all their students exercise at the same time. All eight of Southington’s elementary schools and students at the Southington YMCA Learning Center stopped, went outside, and exercised for 15 minutes along with millions of other children nationwide the morning of May 1. Three

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Wallingford elementary schools also participated in the event. “It was a lot of fun because this is something I don’t do a lot,” said Mia Sullivan, a fifth-grader at Derynoski School. Activate Southington is a town-wide initiative to get residents of all ages to lead a healthy lifestyle. This was the first year that the Southington elementary schools participated in Project ACES, which was facilitated by Activate Southington. John Myers, the executive director of the Southington YMCA and a member of the Activate Southington committee, said that in the first year of Project ACES in 1989 about 240,000 students participated, and since then the number has grown into the millions. “It’s a pretty easy way to get the community engaged,” Myers said. Fifth-grader Katie Brush said she had a lot of fun with the exercise program, and that her favorite song to move to was “Party Rock.” “I really liked dancing,” Katie said. Nathan Tufts, a fifth-grader, said he would do it again. “It was good,” Nathan said. Jan Verderame, the princi-

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Candi Muro, a Zumba instructor, leads local students in a dance exercise. “It was amazing,” Muro said after instructing the students for 15 minutes. “I picked easy moves ... and they all followed it well.” pal at Derynoski School, was exercising with the students and had a huge smile on her face. In between songs she stopped to take a sip of water. She said any activity to “fight childhood obesity” is a win for Southington’s children. “It’s so much fun,” Verderame said. “Activate Southington is such an important part of the town.” Muro is a Zumba instructor at the YMCA and teaches salsa lessons at Platinum Salsa in Southington.

“It was amazing,” Muro said after instructing the students for 15 minutes. “It was a little challenging because I wanted to engage everyone but I had to stay in the front. I picked easy moves though and they all followed it well.”

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The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will offer a Kids’ Dog Training program for children ages 7 to 14 and their dogs. A parent or guardian must accompany the child at each class. Classes will be held at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., for five weeks, May 30 to June 27, Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program is a way to learn proper dog-handling skills, dog safety, and basic dog-training commands and mini agility. Dogs should have taken at least one adult dog training class, be up-to-date on vaccinations, and should not have aggression issues with other dogs, adults or children. There is a fee for the classes. Pre-registration, signed waiver and payment are required. For more information or to register, call the Parks & Recreation office at (860) 2766219 or visit www.


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Kendzior briefs town’s charter panel By Eric Heredia Special to The Citizen

Meriden City Manager Lawrence Kendzior told the Charter Revision Commission May 1 how he works with department heads such as police and fire chiefs. The Southington charter panel is considering changing the charter to eliminate the police and fire boards of commissioners, and having both chiefs report to Town Manager Garry Brumback. Kendzior said the city manager appoints the chiefs and all department heads report directly to him. “I de-

cide on their compensation, that’s done out of a single line item in the budget,” Kendzior said. “So clearly the chiefs have to pay some attention to me because I’m the one doing their review and I’m the one that will decide whether or not their compensation is increased.” He said the reviews are based on a set of objectives he works on, with input from the City Council, and that he rarely strongly disagrees with the police chief on matters such as community policing and ramping up coverage. He said it’s a similar situa-

tion with the fire chief, aside from the occasional debate on whether or not to close a fire house. (The Meriden City Council’s Finance Committee voted 4-1 April 30 to approve Kendzior’s budget recommendation, which includes keeping the Broad Street firehouse.) All Southington fire engines are deployed from one fire station. Kendzior went over the hiring process the city is going through to replace Fire Chief James Trainor, who is nearing the mandatory retirement age of 65. Ten applicants have been interviewed by a panel of fire chiefs from

Manchester, West Hartford and Norwalk, who score the candidates. Three finalists will go through another round of interviews, conducted by a six-member panel, at the end of the month. “The panel makes a recommendation to me,” Kendzior said. “I’ll make the final selection.” The chiefs have hiring authority for all positions under them. Kendzior said deputy chiefs are selected by the chief after much discussion with the city manager. He talked about Meriden’s charter revision, which was approved by voters in 1977 and went into effect in 1979.

That revision did away with the Board of Public Safety and the Board of Park Commissioners. The Police Department’s internal affairs office handles public complaints about excessive force by police officers. The revision commission has invited Cheshire Town Manager Michael Milone to make a similar presentation on May 16. During public comment, Plantsville resident Tony DeAngelo said he isn’t opposed to eliminating the Southington police and fire boards, but he is con-

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put toward improvement of technology. “She’s a good kid,� said Jan Verderame, principal at Derynoski School. “She’s so creative and worked so hard and is so kind. She told me she did this because she wanted to do something for the school.� The school held an assembly last Thursday afternoon with representatives from Google to unveil her design. Leslie Pearl, events manager for Google, and Kerry Murrill, senior product strategist, talked to the students about what Google can do, how to use it, and its many features before revealing Hope’s design. Murrill told the students that they received more than

130,000 submissions nationwide for the contest. “From that huge number, we narrowed it to the top 50 people in the whole U.S.,� Murrill said. “The best one in the state of Connecticut was drawn by someone in your school.� A large poster covered by a blue cloth was placed under an archway of red, yellow, green, and blue balloons on the stage of the Derynoski auditorium. Pearl and Murrill slowly pulled the cloth from the poster to reveal a large-scale reproduction of Hope’s design. The students went wild. “We loved seeing your creativity,� Pearl said. Hope explained her draw-

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ing. Her fellow students were eager to ask her what she used to create the drawing and how long it took her. Second-grader Eden Castonguay made her way to the microphone and locked her hands together behind her back before speaking. “How did you get the courage to draw that?� Eden asked. “I thought about our school,� Hope said, “and I wanted to do something nice.� In order for Hope to win,


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Mother’s Day breakfasts The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669’s annual Mother’s Day breakfast will be held Sunday, May 12, in the Lodge Hall at 114 Main St., 9 a.m. until noon. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, French toast, pastries, coffee and juice. There is a cost per person. There is no charge for children under 5. For tickets or more information, stop in the Lodge Tap Room or call the Elks Lodge, (860) 628-6682. The Sons of the American Legion 72, 66 Main St., is hosting a Mother’s Day Breakfast, Sunday, May 12, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast will include eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, toast, coffee, and juice. There is a cost to attend. For information call (860) 621-4243.

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John Parkos pushes a pan pie into the oven. Parkos has been in the pizza business for three decades, and mastered several different styles of pie.

Fun, like pizza, comes in different forms. John Parkos plans to have it all under one roof at Johnny Parkos’ Pizza & Pies. Most pizza places specialize in a certain style, but Parkos wanted to give variety. His 30-plus years in the pizza business have allowed him to work with and master different pizza styles: New York thin crust, Chicago deep dish, grilled, and pan pizzas are all on the menu at Parkos’ establishment.

“Just for the love of pizza,” Parkos said. “That’s what I do.” Parkos isn’t just a pizza connoisseur. By day he works at Sysco Food Services and by night he’s cooking up his signature pies. “It’s just something I enjoy doing, I love making pizzas,” Parkos said. “I enjoy the whole business aspect. This seemed like a quick, easy way to get back in.” Parkos has been spinning dough since he was a kid. His father, whom the business is named after, bought him a pizza place as a wedding gift.

Wearing several hats can be a difficult task, however. With perfection set as the standard, and each style made in a starkly unique way, Parkos said it took a little bit of time to master each. “We’ve got it figured out now. We’re able to really bang ’em out,” he said. “Grilled pizza is probably the hardest because you really are over a 650-degree flame,” Parkos said. “The trick is, just don’t be afraid of the fire.” The dough, bathed in olive oil, goes up in flames as soon as it hits the grill, which can cause a little panic. But the fire, Parkos said, is the best part and helps the pizza attain the crispiness needed for a good taste. The deep dish, he said, is a delicate process, but also one that people aren’t too familiar with in the area. Some customers have been confused as to why there is only sauce on top and no toppings, only to discover that everything is actually underneath. To appease the confusion, Parkos decided to put some cheese on top as his own spin to make customers more comfortable with the appearance. “What we try to do is basically make it so it’s more palatable to someone in this area, so we moved the sauce underneath the cheese again,” Parkos said. “We put a small dollop of sauce on top so it still has the sauce on top, but you still see the cheese and the ingredients. It gives people peace of mind.” Parkos can’t run the business on his own, so he has the help of Tim Kilcoin. With no pizza experience prior, Parkos said his kitchen mate is picking up the craft quite nicely. Kilcoin said his favorite style to make is the deep dish. Though the rush of working in a pizza place is a bit of a gear shift from his previous job in shipping, Kilcoin enjoys the atmosphere.

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By Farrah Duffany, n . Kimberly Primicerio and Eric Vo e Special to The Citizen e , t Schools throughout the area received the HealthSchool Challenge t ierUS g Award from the United States Department of Agriculture y this month for promoting - healthy lifestyles and nutrie tion. e The award is a voluntary f certification that recognizes schools across the nation that e participate in the National n School Lunch Program. In n Connecticut, 32 school syse tems received an award. t Meriden was one of only two

to get a silver award, for Lincoln, Washington and Edison middle schools. Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire received bronze awards for their elementary schools. Healthier food options have not always been popular with children. In Wallingford, incorporating more grains, vegetables and fruits into students’ lunches has been an ongoing process so it hasn’t impacted the budget, according to Food Services Director Sharlene Wong. Still, the cafeteria account of the Wallingford schools has been posting a deficit for most of the current school year. “We actually posted a prof-

it last month,” Wong said, “but we’ve been posting a slight deficit (for the year) and might end with a deficit.” Despite that, Wong was glad Wallingford had received the bronze award. She said she’ll continue working on providing students healthier lunches. Nya Welinsky, Southington’s food service director, said the schools have been moving toward all products on the menu being whole grain, serving local fresh fruits and vegetables and using turkey products rather than beef, among other changes.


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Jr. said the award was the result of “hard work” that, in turn, resulted in healthy choices at lunch and healthy activities to promote better lifestyles in the students. “I was incredibly surprised to see not one or two, but all eight elementary schools being recognized,” Erardi said.

cal activity criteria. The schools are certified for the next four years. Southington and Wallingford received $4,000 and Meriden $3,000 to use toward future healthy programming. The Cheshire schools will receive $2,500. On top of the monetary reward, each school will receive a banner, a plaque, and a certificate from the USDA.

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John Daly is the first Southington police chief to join Connecticut’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council. He was appointed to the council last week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Daly will be involved in setting the training standards for new recruits, and certification of veteran officers, throughout the state. He will also be involved with granting accreditation for departments that comply with the council’s standards.

“I truly appreciate the trust that the governor has put in me to be appointed to the council,” Daly said. “It’s a very important part of policing.” He will have a seat at the table where decisions are made on training of police officers statewide. The Southington department is not accredited, but it is a goal Daly wants to achieve. The council meets bimonthly and he was to go to his first meeting May 9. The council has 20 members, including the state’s FBI special agent, the chief state’s attorney, the commis-

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‘Live-fire facility’ proposed for Southington By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

About a dozen people spoke in favor of a proposed live-fire training facility in town during Tuesday’s public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission. About 40 people gathered at the Municipal Center to show their support for a range and “shoot house” at King 33, a defense training business on Aircraft Road. The business is owned by former Green Beret Chris Fields. Fields said the range would be for live fire with real guns and ammunition. Users would have to schedule appointments and would be helped by an instructor. The “shoot house” would be

set up like a house and live rounds would be fired inside. Fields said it would be useful for law enforcement, government, military or private security companies to train in. King 33 opened last year and offers training with nonlethal ammunition — “simunition” — that uses a capsule of paint instead of a lead bullet. Simunition was once primarily used by law enforcement and the military, but a year and a half ago became available to the public. Fields said he wants to expand the business and offer training with “the real thing.” “It will complement our business and help our business,” Fields said. Resident Robert Gagnon spoke in support of the new facility, saying that live training is “necessary” and

“for the safety of the town.” He said training in simulated circumstances without live fire is not practical. “The more training we have only benefits the people,” Gagnon said. Richard Crampton said he has been training at King 33 for the past six months and supports Fields’ idea. “I think this will be a good benefit for the town of Southington,” he said. Economic Development Coordinator Louis Perillo said Fields’ business is “unique” and has been more successful than expected. “The man is here in town, we have an opportunity and we should take advantage of it and support his business,” Perillo said. “He’s more than a professional; he is an expert.”

No one opposed the idea. James Sinclair and a few other commission members wanted to know how well the shoot house would be secured and whether there would be any risk of rounds escaping the building. Fields assured them that, with the steel construction being planned to industry standards and with the com-

pany of an instructor, no rounds would leave the shoot house. He said the limited caliber of the ammunition would also be a safety factor, and that no machine guns would be used. The motion to approve the permit application was tabled until town officials can look over the design standards for the building.

Touch a Truck The American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72 and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 11th annual “Touch a Truck” event Saturday, May 18 (rain date May 19) behind Derynoski Elementary School, entrance off of Eden Avenue. Children can climb on dozens of interesting vehicles to explore and pretend to their hearts content. All proceeds help fund children and youth programs in the community.



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ever met. She’s a great athlete. I could come out here and talk to her about anything. We always had fun together. She laughed all the time.”

“Cherraine Davis had the qualities off the track that were of character, of warmth always had a smile,” remarked Southington athletic director Eric Swallow. “As a competitor, she had a mental toughness that projected on the track.” Between the indoor and out-

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nursing program. “We supported her because it was her choice,” said CCSU track coach Eric Blake. “It wasn’t easy because she was such a great athlete. We always thought there was a possibility that she’d come out for the team later in the year, but when a student-athlete says she wants to focus on academics and put all her time and energy into academics, there is nothing you can do but support her.” “She was very, very highly-



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Friday, May 10, 2013 — The Southington Citizen

Southington parcel to host late Earth Day event By Lauren Sievert Special to The Citizen

The Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee will celebrate Earth Day a little late, with a canoe and kayak event to mark the grand opening of a new public access to the Quinnipiac River on Germania Street. Dawn Miceli, a committee member, said the town last year bought a parcel off Germania Street and George Street to be used as open space. Acting Town Planner

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something to do. The parcel includes marsh land and has “many kinds of flora and fauna,” Miceli said. A small number of kayaks will be available for residents to borrow, Miceli said. Lavallee said a three-car garage on the site will become a storage facility for the Parks and Recreation Department.

the river at the Apple Valley Bowl in Plantsville, but Miceli said residents can choose to continue down the river, go through Cheshire, and wind up in Meriden at Hanover Pond. Miceli and Lavallee both said they plan to kayak. Miceli said all open space parcels offer something different, and this one offers


Recently, the Southington Chapter of UNICO proudly announced that Helen Henne was selected as the recipient of its most prestigious award, the Gold Medal of Honor. Patty Boissonneault, friend of the recipient, will be the guest speaker and Helen’s daughter, Susan, will be presenting the Gold Medal. Invocation and Benediction will be given by the most Reverend Adam Subocz of the Immaculate Conception Church. Local and state dignitaries will also be in attendance. The event will be held Wednesday, May 15, at the Aqua Turf Banquet Facility, 556 Mulberry St., 6:15 p.m. Cocktails will be followed by introductions, a five-course surf and turf dinner and presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is a ticket price to attend. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Fasulo & Albini CPAs, 16 Cornerstone Court; Southington Insurance, 85 Liberty St.;, Simply Wireless, 966 Queen St.; or by contacting Mark Mongillo, event chairperson, (860) 9198374.

David Lavallee said town workers cleared branches and added a small step down a slope into the river to serve as a boat launch. “This is a special opportunity. It offers so much,” Miceli said. “It is a gem. It is really beautiful and offers so much to see.” A flat concrete pad has been on the site since the 1940s. Lavallee said it can be used by residents as a staging area for their boats. “It is low key,” Lavallee said of the step. “We wanted to keep it natural, just trim some boughs and free up space.” Miceli said the Open Space Committee has wanted to hold an event celebrating

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The First Baptist Church of Southington’s trip to New York City to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum June 20 has been cancelled.

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Church Women United of Southington will celebrate May Friendship Day Friday, May 17, 5:30 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational

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Turkey dinner Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St., will host a Turkey Dinner with all the fixings Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call (860) 628-0736.

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day, May 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parish hall, 145 Main St. Housewares, kitchen items, small appliances and children’s toys will be featured. Rain or shine.

Faith Conversation Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., has scheduled its final “Tuesday Faith Conversation” of the season. It will be held Tuesday, May 21. There will be a potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Virginia McDaniel, of the First Congregational Church in Granby, is the speaker. The public is invited. For more information, call the church office, (860) 628-5595.

Breakfast, Bible, Banter A Bible study for men, led by Rev. Ron Brown of First Congregational Church of Southington, 7 to 7:45 a.m., is held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The group will meet in Memorial Hall at the church for brief Bible study and banter. No previous bible study experience is necessary. Men of all ages are welcome.

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Rash of burglaries leads to firearm charges By Lauren Sievert Special to The Citizen

A local man is facing charges of reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with multiple residential burglaries last month in the area of Charles Street. David Kirychuk, 24, of 24 Whitlock Ave., Plantsville, is charged with theft of a

firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a firearm, fourth-degree larceny, criminal attempt to commit thirddegree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and three counts of third-degree burglary. Kirychuk was arrested on April 16 on a warrant for the case. Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said the arrest stems from an investigation of several bur-

Italian American festival The committee for the Southington Italian American Festival has scheduled Friday to Sunday, July 26, 27 and 28 as the dates for this year’s festival. Bill DellaVecchia, representing the Unico Club, and Bob Triano, of the Sons of Italy, have been selected to be cochairmen of the event which will be held in the same location on lower Center Street as in previous years. The committee is looking for both food and non-food vendors. Interested parties may call DellaVecchia, (860) 628-9321, or Triano, (860) 621-2658.

glaries on March 31 and April 1 in the Charles Street area. The Police Department received complaints of three residential burglaries and one attempted burglary on Parkview Drive. Jewelry, a WWII Purple Heart medal and cash were reported missing, and at one home a handgun was reported stolen, Dobratz said. According to a witness, a suspect was carrying a small camera while soliciting roofing projects in the area and was seen walking around unoccupied residences after knocking on the doors. The

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Mother’s Day is born

Remember to thank mom, for everything By Nick Carroll Assistant News Editor

It has been said being a mother is the toughest job in the world. While that’s debatable, one certainly would be hard-pressed to find a perCarroll son more serious about her job than good ‘ol ma. Think about it: Before we are even born, our mothers love and take care of us. Once mom learns baby is on board, she eats the right things, goes to all her prenatal appointments, and stays

home reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting while her girlfriends are out on the town. And mothers suffer for baby. As her belly grows, mom finds it more and more difficult to get off the couch — literally. Heartburn sets in. Sleep is interrupted by many, many trips to the bathroom, and the flailing elbows and knees of her little one. Still, mom finds the energy to go to work, decorate a nursery and pick out just the right outfit for baby to wear home from the hospital. Ah yes, the hospital. What mothers go through to get baby into the hands of

a doctor is no easy thing, obviously. Heck, watching what my wife experienced on the table was no picnic. That’s why stories about dads fainting and/or vomiting during labor are not uncommon. (Good luck living that down, fellas.) Moms stay strong however, and alas, baby is born. We knew our mom right off the bat. Incredibly, newborns recognize the natural smell of their mother, and their parents’ voices. So in that chaotic hospital room, with bright lights and people in surgical masks all around, babies find comfort nestling with mom. See Thank, page 30

Government Meetings

Monday, May 13 Town Council, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Library Board, Southington Public Library lower level, 255 Main St., 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 Board of Finance, Municipal Center, Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Board of Fire Commissioners, fire headquar-

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ters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St.,7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Board of Education, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

“The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/or maternal figure on Mother’s Day.” –Wikipedia

Don’t forget the card! “Hallmark Holiday is a term used predominantly in the United States to describe a holiday that is perceived to exist primarily for commercial purposes, rather than to commemorate a traditionally or historically significant event ... Holidays that have been referred to as Hallmark Holidays include Grandparent’s Day, Sweetest Day, Boss’s Day and Secretary’s Day. Some people also consider St. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to be such a day ... The Hallmark corporation denies that it creates such holidays.” –Wikipedia

Movies about mom Reader’s Digest printed this Top 10 list: 1. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), 2. Erin Brockovich (2000), 3. Stepmom (1998), 4. The Joy Luck Club (1993), 5. Steel Magnolias (1989), 6. Baby Boom (1987), 7. Terms of Endearment (1983), 8. Mr. Mom (1983), 9. Mommie Dearest (1981), 10. Freaky Friday (1976).

Dear Mama playlist The website compiled a list of the 100 greatest “mom songs.” Here is the Top 20: 1. Dear Mama - 2pac, 2. Mother & Child Reunion - Paul Simon, 3. MotherIn-Law- Ernie K-Doe, 4. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) Three Dog Night, 5. Mama Said – Shirelles, 6. Mama Tried - Merle Haggard, 7. Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean Ruth Brown, 8. Your Mama Don’t Dance - Loggins & Messina, 9. Mama Don’t Allow - Hank Thompson, 10. Mother’s Little Helper - Rolling Stones, 11. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd, 12. My Mammy - Al Jolson, 13. Tell Mama - Etta James, 14. Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadows - Rolling Stones, 15. Mama See Mom, page 31

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‘Geek Mom’ is a state of mind By Olivia L. Lawrence News Editor

Here’s a cool treat for Mom’s Day that goes both ways - a book brimming with humorous inspiration for modern mothers complete with plenty of good times for kids. It’s the best of all worlds - the gift-giver gets as many happy returns as the recipient. “Geek Mom - Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st -Century Families” is a collaborative effort of four women, founders of the geekmom blog. Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri and Corrina Lawson live in the New England region (Lawson in Connecticut)

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Back for another piece of the theatrical pie By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen


than the last. There’s a larger cast (old friends and new), an orchestra, a set with props, and a larger stage. Company was smaller and didn’t have some of these things – which isn’t bad in the slightest –being in Fiddler certainly has exposed me to how a larger production gets put together. Scene blocking and learning music thankfully See Fiddler, page 27

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Alright, maybe not, but I was excited to be part of another play. I also grabbed a spot in the bottle dance. I figured in my second show, the next logical step would be to see if I could balance a bottle on my head, obviously. But there are so many other talented people involved with this show – it’s the best thing ever, because nobody is the same. This play has been a completely different experience

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Open house - Open House at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., is scheduled Saturday, May 11, 10 1 p.m. New exhibits: Pages in History: Southington’s Libraries;

Peck, Stow & Wilcox: Southington’s Industrial Giant; Mind Your Business: Southington’s Retail Mementos. Free admission. For more information, contact the Historical Society at (860) 621-4811. Open house – Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Road, is hosting an Open House, Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. on campus. For information or to register call (860) 628-

4751, ext. 40957 or 41900 or 1800-952-2444. Plant sale - Southington Grange No. 25 will host their annual “Spring Plant Sale” on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Southington Grange Hall, 137 Knowles Ave., Southington. Buy in bulk or single plants - open to the public. For more information contact any Southington Grange Member.

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jockey. There is a cost to attend per person. For tickets or more information, stop in the Lodge Tap Room or call the Elks Lodge at (860) 628-6682, or the American Legion Post No. 72 at (860) 621-4243.


Health screenings - The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., will host Life Line Screening on Tuesday, May 14. For information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or Pre-registration is required. Apple Valley Quilters – Apple Valley Quilters will meet on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m., at The Summit in Plantsville. The program will be a trunk show, and lecture, by Phil Gold; concerning his progression as a quilt maker. The group will also have a Mother’s Day Swap. If anyone did not sign up but decide to participatejust make an accessory and bring it in a brown paper bag.




Car show — The second annual Rev Up For a Cure Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, May 18 (rain date June 8), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. There is an admission fee for all show cars pre-1985. No charge for spectators. For more information, contact Jenny Warner at (860) 6200301. Coin and currency show – There will be a Coin and Currency Show on Saturday, May 18, at the Holiday Inn Express, 120 Laning St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dealers will be there to sell, buy, trade, coins, currency, jewelry, proof sets, bullion, etc. For information call (860) 681-1511 or email Tag sale — A tag sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St.


Pasta dinner fundraiser - The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669 will hold a pasta dinner fundraiser in honor of Walter Grover on Friday, May 17, at the Lodge Hall, at 114 Main St., from 6 to 11 p.m. The menu includes chicken, pasta with meatballs, green beans, salad, bread, dessert, coffee, draft beer and wine. There will be raffles and a disc

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Scrapbooking and crafting day – The 2nd Annual All-Day Scrapbooking and Crafting Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to midnight, at Friendship Lodge 33, 76 Main St. There is a fee which includes all-inclusive food, drinks, crafting space. There will also be raffles. All of the money raised from the day will benefit Team Croppers For a Cause’s efforts to help The American Cancer Society beat cancer. If interested, contact Missy at or (203) 9820950. Yard sale - There will be a Yard Sale to benefit Relay for Life on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 45 Water St. All proceeds will go to the Amer-

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 10, 2013 – alone – music blaring, no destination in mind. And, of course, no Baby Einstein, no Binky, no Diaper Genie ... Yeah, going from a prebaby quiet house, to a mad house, was jarring for me. Meanwhile, my wife – typical mom — took having a newborn in stride. She seemed to enjoy every minute with our screaming, stinky bundle of joy. While I’d seek solitude in the man cave, she’d take our daughter for a stroller ride, or read her a book. While I’d ignore the whimpering coming

from the nursery at 2 a.m., my wife would vault out of bed. One year in, I’m a changed man. Bathing the baby is actually kind of fun now, and when my daughter cries I can figure out rather quickly what the problem is, and deal with it. My wife beat me to that point by several months, and I’m sure that’s not unusual. The iconic image of “mother” is her holding a baby. But that is just the beginning of the mom journey. Eventually mothers transi-


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Southington Knights travel football and cheerleading will hold registration sessions for the 2013 season at the Memorial Park field house on Woodruff St. Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, May 15, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible to register. Southington residents only. Register online at www.southingtonmfl. com.

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Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., is conducting a logo design contest. The contest is open to any Southington resident. The official logo for the office will be decided upon by the Town Council and will be painted on the van and used on the letterhead and appointment cards. The group is looking for a logo that will be recognized as representing Southington Community Services. It needs to be simple, yet distinctive. The prize for the winning logo will be a Southington basket including a gift card. Logo submissions are due in the office by Friday, May 24. Designs can be mailed to the office or dropped off with the receptionist. The winner will be announced by the end of May. For more information, call (860) 6283761.


Friday, May 10, 2013 — The Southington Citizen think she enjoyed it.” —Mark Twain

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Less than 10% of the U.S. population views a local, state or federal government website daily, according to the May 2009 release of U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of Resident Population. This means more than nine out of ten people may never see a given notice. This compares dramatically to the fact that 83% of adults read a community newspaper every week, according to the National Newspaper Association. Furthermore, a public notice printed in the newspaper produces a permanent record. The internet does not, nor does it assure timeliness. And a newspaper is archived for years; not subject to computer crashes and hackers. Newspapers are easily verifiable, fully transparent and represent a secure third party who has nothing to gain from any notice.

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Exploring the world with a geek-eye may lead to unusual Continued from page 25 discoveries in everyday places. A parking lot or the lolooking person sees someone cal greasy spoon can hold searound him or her in trouble crets for those who know how and springs into action re- to observe. vealing a hidden hero.” Of There’s a chapter on travelcourse, a variety of super- ing back in time with the help hero costume instructions of a rock hunt and a discusfollow. sion about “five robots I’d On a similar theme is the like to have in my home.” chapter “Creating a secret Readers will learn that “comlair”. For this, “you need at puters were people once.” least one eager child, a large That’s right - back in the cardboard box, crayons, glit1640s the term didn’t refer to ter” and an array of crafts a machine but to a person items – then let the imaginawho did computations. tion run wild. Geek Mom also goes into Other topics range from depth on the topic of how a “fitness for gamers” to genealogy which is deemed a geek family navigates its dai“very geeky pursuit.” Car- ly tasks in the chapter “How tography and the “lost art of to get your kids to make supreading maps” and writing per.” Throwing a hobbit feast one line horror stories are is one solution to the perenniother pursuits with a geeky- al lament, “Ma, there’s nothing good to eat.” educational twist. “I’d call teaching the kids Musical instruments and gadgets figure prominently to make supper one of the in the world of geek. Science more successful strategies of is huge and kids learn how to my parenting career,” writes make a Mobius maze puzzle Cereci. “Geek Mom - Projects, Tips, and how to use Fibonacci numbers to create the golden and Adventures for Moms and ratio in crafts. Lava lamps, Their 21st -Century Families”, homemade “blobs” and published by Crown Publish“make your own tornado” ing, is available on Amazon are just a few of the twisted and also as an e-book. For science projects readers will more information go to geekencounter.


SOUTHINGTON — The following people were charged by police April 21: Matthew M. Marcuccio, 23, 28 Windsor Ave, Meriden, criminal attempt to commit burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, 10 a.m. Michael K. Gatobu, 24, 85 Sumac St., Waterbury, operating motor vehicle under suspension, 3:04 p.m. Marc S. Lefort, 34, 550 Darling St., third-degree assault,

2:40 p.m. April 22: Samuel S. Mushrall, 24, 829 Mount Vernon Road, sixth-degree larceny, 12 p.m. April 23: Christopher L. Coates, 27, 1105 N. Main St., Waterbury, operating unregistered motor vehicle, failure to have insurance, 8:05 a.m.` Tanya M. Fritz, 31, 301Main St., operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, 8:12 a.m.

Thomas Martin, 53, 427 Meriden Ave., operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, 10:40 a.m. Andrew J. Wild, 20, 74 Rethal St., second-degree failure to appear, 2:09 p.m. Francine RodriguePotvin, 56, 78 Mine Road, Bristol, sixth-degree larceny, 2:15 p.m. Emily A. Selitte, 20, 50 S. Center St., second-degree

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Political Happenings

Bill addressing animal cruelty advances

State Rep. David Zoni (DSouthington) is supporting legislation now before the General Assembly that would provide for the appointment of a court advocate in cases involving serious animal cruelty cases. Zoni participated in a recent bipartisan state capitol news conference involving legislators and animal advocates who called for a comprehensive re-evaluation of the state’s animal cruelty laws following a rash of horrific cases where alleged perpetrators were given no jail time.

Zoni said he supports HB 6690, “An Act Concerning Court Proceedings And Animal Protection,” which has been approved by the Judiciary Committee and is expected to be readied for a House vote soon.

“There is little doubt that when a person has a history of abusing animals, it’s a red flag for future violence or worse abuse against people,” Zoni said. “The fact that UConn law students will volunteer to participate in the program along with private law firms is great news and it’s another positive sign that this proposal is being taken seriously.” Zoni praised state Rep. Diana Urban (D-North Stonington/Stonington) for her long standing effort in behalf of the legislation.

Large turnout for gun legislation forum State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington), joined by state representatives David Zoni (DSouthington), Al Adinolfi (R-Cheshire, Southington, Wallingford) and Rob Sampson (RSouthington, Wolcott) recently held a new gun legislation informational forum in Southington. The crowd swelled to 240 and packed the Municipal Center on North Main Street. All of Southington’s delegation voted against the gun bill. The state police and office of criminal justice are now charged with execution of the new law.


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voted child. A voracious learner, she is a support to Continued from page 35 her peers and always prepared for class. Emily is an young lady, she is a member honor roll student and a of the Environmental Club, member of the Colorguard. the chorus, the swing choir She volunteers for the M.S. and the school newspaper. Allyson plays town travel soc- Society Connecticut Chapter cer and takes ballet and and the M.S. family walk pointe lessons. She assists at team. Her outside interests vacation Bible school at two include outdoor activities, local churches, and she per- diving, swimming, traveling, and spending time with her forms “Angel Dance.” Kendall Suski is a polite extended family. Eighth grade: Bianca young lady who always has a smile on her face. A conscien- D’Amore, Alexa Maddalena, tious student, she works well Kristen Mathew and Jillian with her peers. Kendall is a Noli. Bianca D’Amore is a polite member of the band, takes gymnastics, and serves as a young lady who is conscientious in her studies. She camp counselor. Emily Zakrzewski is a works well with her peers sweet, hardworking, and de- and is always willing to help


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Knight Notes

Cop leads boys LAX by Hall; Rivera pitches SHS past Newington Girls tennis Southington 4, Conard 3: Southington passed a big CCC West test, clipping Conard on the road to improve to 9-1 overall. Caroline Rodman won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles for the Blue Knights, while No. 2 Alex Barmore won her first set 6-4 and was leading 1-0 in the second when her opponent retired due to injury. A key victory came at No. 3 doubles, where Southington’s Emily Sheehan and Maeghan Chapman rallied 3-6, 7-6 (3), 63. Angela Balaoing and Susan Murphy took No. 1 doubles 6-4, 6-0 as Southington evened its

West mark at 1-1. Conard fell to 7-2 overall and 0-2 in the division. Southington 7, Manchester 0: The Blue Knights made it a clean sweep in a CCC interdivisional match in Manchester to improve to 10-1 overall. Caroline Rodman set the tone with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. She was followed by No. 2 Alex Barmore (7-5, 6-2), No. 3 Cassidy Race (6-1, 6-1) and No. 4 Rianna Susco (6-2, 64).

The Blue Knights also won in straight sets in doubles behind No. 1 Angela Balaoing-Susan Murphy (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 Taylor Grucza-Liz Costello (6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Emily Sheehan-Baily Potter (6-2, 6-0). Manchester fell to 2-7. Northwest Catholic 5, Southington 2: The Blue Knights won two doubles matches in their CCC West showdown with the undefeated Indians in Southington. Angela Balaoing and Susan Murphy captured the No. 1 match 6-4, 6-4. Maeghan Chapman and Emily Sheehan charged back 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3.

Southington slipped to 102 overall and 1-2 in the West, while Northwest moved to 10-0 and 3-0.

Boys tennis Southington 6, Conard 1: The host Blue Knights upped their record to 7-4 overall with the CCC West win over the Chieftains. Southington got singles wins from No. 1 Kunal Kataria (6-2, 6-3), No. 2 Nate Mullins (7-6 (5), 6-1) and No. 3 Zaya Oshana (6-4, 6-7 (4), 107). The Knights rolled in doubles behind No. 1 Kevin Wormer and Gary Beaumont (6-3, 6-0), No. 2 Grant Ogrin

and Alex Angelillo (6-3, 6-3) and No. 3 Chris Hupper and Will Lefkovich (7-5, 6-3). Southington, 4, South Windsor 3: The Blue Knights (8-4) took two singles matches and two doubles matches to edge South Windsor (6-2) in this CCC interdivisional contest in Southington. Nate Mullins captured No. 2 singles 7-5, 6-3. Luke Pfanzelt won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4. In doubles, the Blue Knights received wins from the No. 1 team of Kevin Wormer-Gary Beaumont (6-0, 6-3) and No. 2 Grant Ogrin-Alex Angelillo

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Three Blue Knight gridders decide their futures By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

Travis Clark, Nick Spitz and Justin Rose presented quite the color palette May 2 when they gathered for a signing ceremony at the Southington High School athletic department to announce their postgraduate football plans. Clark wore a maroon dress shirt and tie, Spitz a black Southington track jersey, Rose a white Southington baseball practice uniform. It wasn’t too hard on the eyes. In fact, it made sense, fashion and otherwise. Because here were three guys who brought different shades to a Southington football canvas that produced a 10-0 regular-season masterpiece last fall. Three different personalities who now head off in different directions: Clark to Worcester Poly Technical Institute, Spitz to Salve Regina and Rose to a post-grad year at Avon Old Farms.

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From left: Southington football players Travis Clark, Nick Spitz and Justin Rose announce their post-high school intentions. New colors for three Blue Knights (hence the maroon shirt for Clark): a tableau the Southington coaching staff is striving to craft year in, year out. “Bottom line is, we want to give the kids the best opportunity to go on to the next level, whether it’s academi-

cally or athletically,” secondyear head coach Mike Drury remarked last Thursday. “The more guys we get moving on athletically, the better it’s going to help our program. And we want that for kids. We want kids moving on to the next level.” Drury and the Blue

Knights expect a bumper crop of college recruits next year, led by quarterback Stephen Barmore. This year, they’ve got two captains in Clark and Spitz moving on to Division III programs. The cerebral Clark, a three-year starter on the offensive line, hasn’t decided which engineering program he’ll pursue at WPI. He does know he’ll be playing center at a place that seems custom-made for him. “It feels like home. Just going around the facility, seeing all the other players, I couldn’t be happier with my decision,” said Clark, who also drew interest from Western New England and SUNYMaritime before clinching his choice with a follow-up visit to WPI. “I went back to shadow a student - a football player - and he took me around and I just loved it. I liked the professors; I liked the learning room.” Spitz, a two-year starter at linebacker, feels the same about Salve Regina. The

beauty of the campus and the surrounding Newport area was an eye opener, but there was also much that looked familiar. “I loved the lifting program they have. I loved the football program they have. Just the overall family atmosphere on the team: It reminded me of how we are,” Spitz said. Spitz selected Salve ahead of Western New England, Union, Hobart and Western Connecticut. He likes the fact that Salve has graduate programs in two fields he’s thinking of pursuing, business administration and health care management. As Spitz sees it, he can wrap up his master’s degree in five years and save a year of tuition. Rose, Spitz’s team-leading tackling partner at linebacker, also weighed multiple considerations in settling on Avon Old Farms. A firstyear high school football

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Youth Sports

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Major League Marlins 14, Athletics 1: Marlins: Chase Swain and Brendan Kavanaugh provided great pitching. The offense was led by Andrew Paradis, who had two hits. Nick Makles, Zach Plochocki, Jack McManus, Mike Sandulli and Ryan Parent also came through at the plate. Nate McDevitt and Ryan Paradis played well defensively. White Sox, 13, Pirates 4: White Sox: Max Peruta pitched a complete game, while going 3-for-4 with two doubles. Ryan Flynn was 2for-3 with four runs scored. Tim Walsh finished 2-for-2 with three RBI. Pirates: Brett Hunter pitched well in relief in his Major’s debut. Jake Beaupre struck out four in two innings of relief. Justin Verrilli had three hits and drove in two runs. Coby Chambrello had two hits, and Adam Hunter, Nate Foulk, Beaupre and John Carreiro each had one hit. Hunter, Chambrello and Foulk were defensive standouts. Angels 13, Athletics 6: Angels: The team strung together 14 hits, including a clutch one by Max Dibble. Other notable hits were manufactured by Johnny Simard, Rob Fantoli and Ryan Mikosz, who homered. Simard worked an

impressive four innings on the mound. Calvin Gumprecht threw one inning in relief. Turning in good glove work were Will Downes and Jake Romano. Athletics: Hayden Nadeau impressed, throwing five-plus strong innings, while contributing two hits. Owen Bouchard had three hits and scored twice. Nico Gaudio, Jack Terray and Sam Bouchard also contributed offensively. Dodgers 12, Orioles 7: Dodgers: Mike Melluzzo pitched five strong innings, striking out seven. The offense was led by Jack Meade, who went 3-for-4 with a double and his first homerun in Majors. Kevin McIntyre reached base four times and hit his first Major’s homer. Also contributing at the plate, with two hits apiece, were Devin Aberger, Nate Borkowski and Mario Ferreri. Devin Pelletier and Mike Melluzzo also collected hits. McIntyre and Richie Krampitz were defensive standouts. Orioles: Tanner Larosa led the offense with a double and a triple, Cameron O’Hara went 2-for-3 with a double. Jake Weed also doubled. The team turned a pair of double plays, thanks to Colin Burdette, Rocco Possidento and Luke Tedeschi. Weed also played well defensively. Athletics 16, Dodgers 7: Athletics: Jason Krar and Hay-



in Glastonbury, winning the fifth game 15-11 after Continued from page 37 Southington rallied from two games down. (6-4, 6-4). Glastonbury took the openSouthington 7, North- ing sets 25-21 and 32-30. The west Catholic 0: The Blue Blue Knights bounced back Knights improved to 9-4 over- 25-20, 25-16. all and 3-0 in the CCC West Southington (6-2) got 18 with the divisional sweep of kills from Nick Powell, 16 the Indians (2-8, 0-3) at St. kills and 10 digs from Chris Joseph’s College. Sherwill and 11 kills and six No. 1 Kunal Kataria (6-3, 6- blocks from Alex Borofsky. 1), No. 2 Nate Mullins (6-0, 6- Alex Zajda was good for 57 as2), No. 3 Zaya Oshana (6-0, 6-3) sists and nine digs. and No. 4 Luke Pfanzelt (6-0, Southington 3, Farming6-0) had the singles wins. ton 2: Down 2-0 to visiting It was even more of a Farmington, Southington breeze in doubles, where No. needed all hands on deck to 1 Kevin Wormer-Gary Beau- avoid suffering its third loss mont and No. 2 Grant Ogrin- in four matches. Alex Angelillo both won 6-0, Getting contributions 6-1. Chris Hupper and Will across the board, the Blue Lefkovich were 6-0, 6-0 win- Knights did just that, rallyners at No. 3. ing to a CCC victory over the Indians. After dropping the opening Glastonbury 3, sets 25-22 and 25-23, SouthingSouthington 2: The Toma- ton staved off elimination 28hawks fended off the Blue 26 in Game 3, then kept moKnights in a CCC showdown mentum on its side 25-14 and

15-13. The Blue Knights got double-digit kills from three players: Alex Borofsky (12), Chris Sherwill (12) and Nick Powell (10). They got double-digit digs from four: Dave Shaugnessy (13), Eddie Klein (12), Sherwill (11) and Alex Zajda (11). Powell and Dan Connelly kicked in nine digs apiece. Zajda had 41 assists. The Blue Knights, coming through a brutal midseason gauntlet that saw them beat defending Class M champ Newington in between losing to undefeated Oxford and Glastonbury, improved to 7-2. Farmington fell to 8-2. Southington 3, Bulkeley 0: The Blue Knights cruised to 8-2 overall with the CCC victory in Southington. Game scores were 25-11, 25-13, 25-17. Dan Connolly collected 10 digs and Nick Powell threw down six kills to lead the way. Alex Zajda and Peter Masters split time setting, with Zajda posting 15 assists and Masters 12.


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Southington 16, Windsor 4: The Blue Knights jumped all over the Warriors with eight goals in the first quarter to roll to the CCC West win in Windsor. Kevin Cop (four goals, three assists) and Jared Florian (three goals, three assists) powered the offense. Will Thompson, Tom Gallagher, Bryan Davis and Jared DeFeo added two tallies apiece.

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den Nadeau combined for six hits and five runs. Jack Reilly hit a triple to spark an eightrun first inning. Starter Jack Terray pitched well, and Owen Bouchard closed it out, striking out six in three innings. Dodgers: Devin Pelletier and Kevin McIntyre combined for one earned run after a rocky first inning for their team. Jack Meade had two hits, including a double. McIntyre had two hits as well. Nate Borkowski, Joe Meade and Mario Ferreri also contributed at the plate. Angels 6, Pirates 1: An-

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Commentary: Slam dunk By Kyle Swartz Special to The Citizen

Like Jackie Robinson, the first African American Major League Baseball player, Jason Collins has become an estimable, cultural pioneer. A 12-year National Basketball Association veteran, Collins recently came out as the first openly gay male athlete active in a major U.S. team sport. Before the NBA backup center made this announcement, other professional sportspersons have openly declared their sexuality as so. In March, as he retired, U.S. soccer player Robbie Rogers revealed he was gay. Additional athletes have made such disclosures after retirements. Amidst their decorated tennis careers, Martina Navratilova

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Brian Mahon stopped four shots between the pipes for the Blue Knights, who improved to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the West. Windsor dropped to 2-7 and 0-2. Southington 15, Hall 8: With his team holding a slim 6-5 lead over Hall, Southington boys lacrosse coach Ron Chase put the challenge to his offense - specifically, to junior attack Kevin Cop. The message was simple: Take

and Amélie Mauresmo came out. Former women’s college basketball star Brittney Griner proclaimed similarly upon her April draft into the WNBA. Although those individuals made noteworthy contributions to the LBGT movement, Collins represents an important milestone. No man in America’s four major sports leagues — baseball, football, basketball or hockey — had ever come out while still playing. By revealing his sexuality while actively competing in the NBA, Collins has become a courageous role model with a differencemaking message. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black and I’m gay . . . I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful,” he bravely wrote in a Sports Illustrated essay. If he can comfortably be himself

this game over. Cop and the Blue Knights did just that. Led by Cop’s six goals, host Southington outscored the Warriors 9-3 in the second half to post a 15-8 CCC West victory. The decision put the Blue Knights at 9-4 and Hall at 9-3. “Playing Hall, it’s always a great win,” said Chase. “It’s become a pretty good rivalry between us and both West Hartford schools.” Midfielder Tom Gallagher added three goals to help Southington get the upper hand. Attack Jared Florian

in one of the most viewed and scrutinized sports associations on the planet, so too can LBGT-community members in different circumstances across the globe. Response from peers and the public has been overwhelmingly positive. Basketball superstars and popcultural trendsetters Kobe Bryant and LeBron James immediately announced their support. So did numerous other athletes, and NBA commissioner David Stern. Many in the mainstream media have commended Collins, as did President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Jackie Robinson did not have it so lucky in the 1940s. Breaking the color barrier earned him routine, harsh criticism and treatment from scores of MLB players and fans. Collins, too, has dissenters, though

and defenseman Steve Hamel both scored twice. Midfielders Alex Jamele and Jared DeFeo had one goal apiece. Goalie Brian Mahon recorded nine saves. “We knew that our offense was much more superior than their defense was and we knew Kevin Cop could take over the game like he did in the second half,” said Chase. “It was probably our best offensive game of the year.”

seemingly far fewer. ESPN analyst Chris Broussard judged him negatively on national television. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace Tweeted that the center’s announcement was a shame because there were “All these beautiful women in the world.” Just as Robinson’s defiant act took time to help shift cultural dynamics, so too could Collins’ decision. Regardless, Collis now stands as a hero who can provide welcome relief for people worldwide. His NBA statistics will be eclipsed by his role-model achievement for copious others torn between personal concealment or coming out in honest, open fashion. Kyle Swartz is editor of The North Haven Citizen and an editorial associate at the Record-Journal, Meriden.

Girls lacrosse Coach resigns: When the Southington girls lacrosse team hit Fontana Field on Tuesday night to take on Farmington, they did so without head coach Amy Clark, who abruptly resigned earlier in the week. Both Clark and Southing-

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decision,” Swallow said. “It was difficult, but it’s a decision Amy made, so we have to respect that. These things unfortunately happen in the realm of athletics and you have to try to move forward and make it better.” Clark, who played lacrosse at both Southington High School and Central Connecticut State University, had coached the Blue Knights since 2009, when she was hired at age 25. The team was 32-35-1 overall on her watch and went to the postseason in each of the last three years. Heading into Tuesday night’s game, the Blue Knights were 4-4. They will play the remainder of the season under junior varsity coach Jill Pomposi, who will remain in that capacity and serve as interim varsity coach.

Southington 76, Farmington 72: Stephen Barmore swept the sprints as the Blue Knights (6-0, 5-0 CCC West) remained unbeaten with the divisional win over the Indians (4-2) in Farmington. Barmore took the 100 in 11.3 seconds, the 200 in 22.8 and the 400 in 52.5. Southington also won all the jumping events. Anthony Bonefant took the long jump (21-0), Corbin Garry the triple jump (41-0) and Jarrid Grimmett the high jump (56). Ryan Daigle cleared 10-6 to win the pole vault. In the throws, Nick Spitz won javelin (138-0) and Matt Bennett captured the shot put (43-2). Conard 77, Southington 73: In a showdown between undefeated teams, visiting Conard took over sole possession of first place in the CCC West with a victory over

Southington. The key event was the 4x400 relay, where Conard scored critical late-meet points against a reconfigured Southington squad. “One of our guys in the (4x400) got injured, but as a coach and as a former athlete, that’s not an excuse,” said Southington head coach Matt Shea. “Other people have to step up, which some people did. Conard today was the better team.” Stepping up for Southington was Stephen Barmore, who continued his strong spring in the sprints. The junior took the 100 meters in 11.51 seconds, the 200 in 23.37 and the 400 in 51.27. The Blue Knights also won two relays. Damian Florian, Colin Murphy, Joe Pappalardo and Kyle Summa teamed on the 4x800 (8:49.14). Nate Bonefant, Tyler Hyde, Jarrid Grimmett and Mike Sullivan joined forces on the 4x100 (45.38).

Grimmett took the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches. Corbin Garry hit 20-3 to win the long jump. Nick Garcia ran away with the 3,200 at 10:12.07. Nick Spitz captured the javelin at 145-0. Conard (6-0) can wrap up the West with a win against crosstown rival Hall. Southington (6-1 overall, 5-1 West) finishes its dual meet season against New Britain.

Boys golf Southington 152, New Britain 200: The Blue Knights shot 156 or better for a third outing in a row, carding the 152 at Hawks Landing to easily sink the Hurricanes in a CCC West meet. Medalist Ryan Burrill led the way with a 3-over-par 37. Eric Flood and Joe Fazzino were one stroke back at 38. Dave Valentukonis rounded out the Southington scoring with a 39.

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The Blue Knights improved to 2-4 while keeping New Britain winless at 0-7. Conard 145, Southington 148: The Chieftains remained perfect at 8-0 overall, but the Blue Knights gave them all they could handle at Hawk’s Landing Country Club. Southington’s David Valentukonis fired a 34 to share medalist honors with Conard’s John Roberts. The Knights also got scoring from Andrew Szandrocha (36), while Eric Flood and Ryan Burrill both shot 39s. Southington is 2-5. Southington 152, St. Paul 171: Eric Flood shot a 1over par 35 to earn medalist honors and lead the Blue Knights to the non-conference win over the Falcons at Hawks Landing. Also scoring for Southington were David Valentukonis (38), Jacob D’Allesandro (38), Andrew Szandrocha (41) and Tom Fischer (41). The Knights improved to 35 overall. Hall 155, Southington 163: The Blue Knights slipped to 3-6 overall and 2-6 in the CCC West with the loss at Rockledge Golf Course in West Hartford. Medalist Joe DeChirico shot a 1-under par 35 for Hall, 5-3. Scoring for Southington were Eric Flood (39), David Valentukonis (40), Andrew Szandrocha (41) and Tom Fischer (43). Southington 158, Newington 164: Blue Knights freshman Jake D’Alessandro and Newington’s Justin Pratt shared medalist honors with 2 over-par 36s in a CCC West contest on the front nine at Hawks Landing Country Club. Eric Flood added a 40 for Southington, which improved to 4-6. Dave Valentukonis and Andrew Szandrocha each shot 41s. Newington is 8-6.

Baseball Southington 5, East Catholic 1: Matt DiNello and Matt Sirois both homered and Brett Susi fired a complete-game four-hitter in the Blue Knights’ CCC interdivisional win at East Catholic. See Notes, next page


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Continued from page 37 player, Rose had a tremendous season - he was All-Conference like Clark and Spitz but missed out on the development and exposure he would have gotten as a career varsity player. A prep year should rectify that and expand the collegiate interest he drew last fall from the likes of Division I Sacred Heart and Central Connecticut. “Not playing the first three years, then playing the last one, I kind of regret it big time,” Rose said. “But now I get an extra opportunity and hopefully I’ll make the most of it.” There’s also this: at Avon Old Farms, Rose will have a

chance to continue with hockey and baseball, the sports he played throughout high school. So, in a way, Rose is tripling down on his chances of becoming a collegiate student-athlete. “I like every sport; I want to excel in every sport,” he said. “I want to see which one I can go to the next level and play.” While each Blue Knight applied an individual brushstroke at last week’s gathering, there was sense they understood the bigger picture Drury envisions. “It’s not about me or what we’re doing. It’s about this program,” said Spitz. “To be putting a name out to the state, that our program’s back and we’re sending people to college programs, is really a good feeling.”

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Southington 16, East Hartford 1: The Blue Knights coasted to a CCC interdivisional win in Southington thanks to a monster game by Kaitlin Paterson. The sophomore went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and a triple. Southington’s Sydney Ferrante (3-for-4, three RBIs), Natalie Wadolowski (2-for-2,




hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk. She and Caitlin Downes had four hits apiece at the plate. Southington 8, Newington 0: Jordyn Moquin earned her 13th win of the year with a four-hit shutout and also homered in a CCC West victory at Newington. The righty fanned seven and walked one as she and the Blue Knights improved to 13-1 overall. Moquin, Caitlin Downes and Kaitlin Paterson each contributed two hits apiece to Southington’s 11-hit attack. It’s been a big week for Downes, who committed to play Division III softball for Roger Williams in Rhode Island. “I’m happy for her,” Southington coach John Bores said. “I think she will fit in just fine there.” Indians hurler Olivia Burgos (6-7) was tagged with the loss. Newington is 6-7.


DiNello hit a three-run shot in the third inning. Sirois launched a solo blast in the sixth. Ted Shaw added a pair of hits as Southington improved to 10-2 overall. Susi (5-0) struck out seven and walked one. East Catholic fell to 7-4 overall. Southington 6, New Britain 4: The Blue Knights scored five runs in the first inning to pull away from New Britain in a CCC West matchup under the lights at Fontana Field. Matt DiNello went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a triple for Southington, which improved to 11-2 overall and 6-1 in the West with its fifth straight win. Andrew Goralski earned a complete-game victory, giving up eight hits while striking out four. Dan Annear took the loss for New Britain, which suffered its eighth straight loss and fell to 2-10, 1-6 West. Southington 6, Newington 0: Joe Rivera gave up two hits over six innings and struck out 12 to lead Southington to a CCC West shutout of Newington under the lights of Fontana Field. Rivera improved his mound mark to 4-1 while the Blue Knights won their sixth straight to jump to 12-2 overall and 7-1 in the West. Southington gave Rivera all the run support he would need by scoring three times in the bottom of the first on four walks and a hit batsman. Andrew Goralski went 2for-3 with an RBI for the Blue Knights. Marcus Guadarrama took the loss for Newington (7-6, 43 West).

double, two RBIs), Caitlin Downes (2-for-3) and Jordyn Moquin (2-for-2, double, triple) also feasted on Hornets pitching. In the circle, Moquin allowed one run on seven hits, no walks and fanned five to earn the pitching win. She and the Blue Knights improved to 11-1 overall. East Hartford is 5-6. Southington 21, New Britain 0 (5 inn.): The Blue Knights had 21 hits in the mercy-rule CCC West rout at Chesley Park over host New Britain. Kaitlin Paterson, Sydney Ferrante and Lauren Zazzaro all homered as the Blue Knights improved to 12-1 overall and 7-0 in the division. Paterson finished with three hits and four RBI. Ferrante had three hits and three RBI. Zazzaro drove in four runs with two hits. Winning pitcher Jordyn Moquin (12-1) tossed a one-


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a member of the chamber since 1996 and has been on the board of directors for the past five years. Chamber President Art Secondo said that Sheffy has the “expertise and professionalism” to be the new chairman and take the chamber in a new and different direction. “Every year is a new and exciting thing for me because every chairman is different,” Secondo said. “Tony has impressed me with his agenda so far.” With a deeper partnership with the community, Sheffy hopes to bring in speakers to talk to the chamber and school officials, create internships, and provide more opportunities for students with the chamber such as the “Training for Tomorrow, Today” program. Four years ago, the chamber started the program for high school juniors and seniors. Students are placed in a business based on their interests, interning for 10 hours a week for nine weeks.


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DePaolo Students of the Month Sixth grade: Tyler Garry, Timothy Walsh and Erica Klem were selected by their teams. Tyler is the son of Angela and Michael Garry, and received the President’s Award at Thalberg Elementary School last year. He recently took part in the Mill Foundation marathon run and the Sandy Hook 5K run. Tyler is a part of the newspaper club, ran on the school cross country team, and played on the school basketball team. Timothy is the son of Neil and Susan Walsh, and received the Young Author’s and Art awards in elementary school. He is an honor roll student as well. Timothy plays baseball and basketball for the town. Erica is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Klem, and was recognized at a Principal’s Breakfast for academic achievement and citizenship. She plays the trumpet in the school band and is also a part of Southington Brass. Erica also skis at Mount Southington. Seventh grade: Garrett Susi, Nick Borkowski and Jennifer Thai were selected by their teams. Garrett is the son of John and Mary Ann Susi, and has consistently been an honor roll student. He plays in the school band and the jazz band and takes piano lessons. Garrett plays basketball and baseball for the town. Nick is the son of Lisa Rizzo and Bob Borkowski, and has consistently been an honor roll student. He volunteers for the Southington Bread for Life. Nick was on the DePaolo cross country team and is a part of the school newspaper. Jennifer is the daughter of Khanh Thai and Trang Nguyen, and has consistently earned high honors. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and is part of the gymnastics team at the Southington YMCA. Jennifer is in the Drama

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TRENCH RESTORATION (2013) CONTRACT 2013-02 Sealed Bids for Trench Restoration, Contract 2013-02, will be received at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, 06489, until 10:00 a.m. on May 24, 2013, at which place and time said Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work includes permanent patching and miscellaneous construction work including restoration for approximately 94 trenches throughout the Town, including but not limited to 195 linear feet of bituminous concrete curb repair, 300 square feet of concrete sidewalk replacement, 1100 square yards of Class 2 bituminous concrete patching (two courses of both binder and surface), sawing and sealing joints, 300 square yards of loaming and seeding, and adjustment of utility gate valves. Contractor shall provide pricing for mill and overlay work; however, locations of this type of work are not determined at this time. Bid Security: Certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check or bid bond in the sum of 5 percent of the bid. Contract Documents may be examined and obtained at the office of the Town Engineer, Municipal Center, 196 North Main Street, Southington, Connecticut 06489 Monday – Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or at the State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) website,, State Contracting Portal, Town of Southington, Solicitation Number 2013-02. Any addenda to the bid shall only be posted on the DAS website. It is the bidder’s responsibility to check for addenda prior to submitting his bid. For more information, contact James A. Grappone, P.E., Assistant Town Engineer at 860.276.6231 or e-mail Successful bidder must furnish 100 percent Performance Bond and 100 percent Labor and Materials Bond. All appropriate State of Connecticut public works employment laws are applicable. The Town of Southington reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, should the Town of Southington deem it to be in the public interest to do so. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT Keith Hayden, P.E. Town Engineer PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES

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$34.99 Lawn Care Services Most yards .5 acres or less. Cut, trim. Plus blow off driveways & walkways. Larger property? Free est. 860-919-2018 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Cert. Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, Stairs, Shurb Replacment, Landscape Design, & Renovations. Mulch & Stone. Waterfalls & Ponds. Lawn Repair & Install. Drainage & Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. WERE ON ANGIES LIST. Free Est. HIC #0563661 Call (203) 237-9577 LAWN MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Pricker Removal, Hedge Trim, Soil/Seed, Cleanups. Brush, Tree. No Job Too Big or Small. 15 Yrs Exp. 203-530-4447

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 WE WEED GARDENS NORM THE GARDENER Where Gardening’s a Passion (203) 265-1460 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430


Friday, May 10, 2013 — The Southington Citizen AUTOMOBILES

A GREAT DEAL! Can be found Every Day At STEPHEN TOYOTA 1-800-479-0843 or


2003 Acura TL. 122K Miles. Great Condition, Great Gas Mileage, New Timing Belt & Water Pump. Asking $9,000 OBO. White w/ Tan Leather Interior, Sport Package. Call (203) 213-2633 2003 CAMRY XLE 4 Cyl, Auto 83,000 Miles. Moon Roof, Leather Seats, Power Mirrors & Seats. Very Clean! $8,500 Call 203-237-0950

LAWN & GARDEN SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing: Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, You decide! Please Call (203) 630-2152.


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

ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

ROOFING EVANS Roofing LLC. Resid. & Comm. Specializing in all types of roofing. Flat or Pitched we have you covered! Free est. CT Reg 0622795. (203) 235-1861

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-Kitchen/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

FORD TAURUS 2003 FWD, 4 Door Sedan, Automatic. $4,988 Stock# 3168A

Mer cedes C320 4 Matic 2005

HYUNDAI ACCENT 2009 Stock# 13-922A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

QUALITY Asphalt Driveways CT# 575852 2 0 3 - 2 3 8 - 1 7 0 8


Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

SIMPLY DEVINE PLUMBING No job too big or small. 15% discount on all service. (203)514-0434

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

A-1 JIMMY’S MASONRY Walls, Patios, Bluestone, Flagstone, Sidewalks, Chimney Repairs, & Much More! Free Est. 860-628-0455 or 203-982-0145 Licensed & Ins. HIC #0604550

FORD TAURUS LX 2001 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Hyundai Elantra 2006 Stock# P4104A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300


FATHER & SON’S MASONRY Fully Insured HIC #0627914. Free Est. Over 30 years of experience! Stonewalls, Sidewalks, Chimneys, Brick Patios, Blocks, Tile, Stucco, Pavers. Call 203-598-9939 or 203-598-9938

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POWER WASHING A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699


POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning


On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

EDDIE’S Total Home Painting, Int/Ext, Powerwashing, Decks, Sheetrock, Remodeling, Windows. CT#569864 203 824-0446 HALLMARK PAINTING, LLC Interior and Exterior Also Pressure Washing, Reg & Ins HIC#0634264 203-269-3369 PAINTING R US. House Painting/ Int. Painting. Family Run since 1949. Custom Wall Designs. Call 203-427-7259 HIC #635370

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

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

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008

MUSTANG Convertible 1973. 302, V-8, Auto Always garaged! Asking $16,000 OBO Call 203-237-2279

CT Reg. #516790

SOUZA AND SON MASONRY New Construction & Repairs, Masonry. Call 203-456-0914. HIC #0609635 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

Stock# 13356A $8,950 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 w w w .r i c h a r d c h e v y . c o m

(203) 639-1634


JIMMY’S Masonry - Stone Walls, Steps, Walkways, Patios, Chimneys. All types masonry work. 28 yrs exp. Lic., Ins’d. Free estimate. 860-274-4893 CT Reg# 604498

HYUNDAI Sonata 2004 Excellent. With Guarantee. $3950 CHRYSLER Sebring 2000 42k Orig mi. $3950. W/Guarantee. (203) 213-1142

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

MASONRY LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544

CHEVY Malibu LS 2000, 44,000 Miles, Fully Loaded, Better than excellent. $7,400 Kelly Blue Book; $5,000 OBO. Mike 203-631-2211


CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality- Kitchens/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

J&J Lawn Services- Res & Comm. Lawn cutting. Weekly/bi-weekly svs. Neighborhood discounts given. Shrub clipping & flower bed maint. Owner operated. Fully ins. Call John 203-376-6764



Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★ Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ★★★★★★★★

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 SIDING

Gonzalez Construction


Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.


203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

Tenemos una gran variedad de camionetas y de carros nuevos y usados! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL HONDA CIVIC 2004 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

Stock# 18681A $6,750 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w . ri c h a rd c he v y . c o m

HYUNDAI SONATA 2008 Stock# 12-2024B Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

Need an Automobile? We have a huge variety of new and used cars and trucks! Please call Ryan Montalvo at (203) 250-5949.

A-1 Farm Fresh Screened Top Soil. Pick up/delivery. Sidewalk Slate. Fuda Construction, LLC Call for pricing (203) 235-1030

TREE SERVICES 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 Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 33 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

Cars Starting At $199 Down

HONDA CIVIC LX 2006 Stock#18703A $7,250 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w . ri c h a rd c he v y . c o m

24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Ask for Darrell

1 888 207-3682

Need A Car Loan? Bad Credit... Good Credit... Bankruptcy... Divorced.... No Problem! Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

Ask for Darrell

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 10, 2013 TRUCKS & VANS




MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. 2011 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster. Black & Silver. 50 Miles. Brand New, Ridden Once! $9500. Call (203) 314-0004.

PETS & LIVESTOCK YORKIE, Yorkie-Poo, Bulldogs Chihuahua, Puggles, Bostons, Rotties, Beagles, German Shepherds, Labs, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150+ Call 860 930-4001.


NISSAN VERSA 2011 FWD, Automatic $13,988 Stock# 1278B

CHEVROLET EXPRESS 35 2006 Box Truck 8-cyl. Auto. White w/gray interior. AM/FM radio. 85,455 Original owner. Excellent condition. $12,500 203-232-0765 Beth

Contact Dan the “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire at 203-250-5952

MERCURY VILLAGER 2001 $3,488 6 Cylinder, 4 Spd Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Hyundai Santa Fe 2003

$150 QUEEN MATTRESS SET Brand Name Queen pillow top mattress and box. NEW in plastic. Must sell! Call/Text Jim. 860-709-7667

Stock# 13-976A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300 BUICK LACROSSE 2012 $24,998 6 TO CHOOSE FROM SAVE UP TO $11,000 of MSRP STK 27184AQ Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

$250 KING MATTRESS SET Brand Name King pillow top mattress with box. NEW in plastic. Must sell! Call/Text Jim. 860-709-7667

Ask for Darrell

1 888 207-3682 CHEVY 3500 1996 2WD, Long Bed. Reese Weight Distributing Kit Electric Brake Control. 40200 Miles Towing Camper. Matched Fedco Cap Included, $6900 (203)440-3838

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

FORD F-150 FX4 2010 Tuxedo Black, 25,000 mi, Luxury Package, Leather Interior Tow Package, Backup Assist, Power Rear Window, Bedliner, Bed Cover, Microsoft Sync, 6-CD Changer, 5.4L V8, ABS, P Moon/Sunroof, 4X4, 8 Cyl, heated seats. Driven on weekends only and was my secondary vehicle. Garage kept. $29,000 (203) 848-7366 Wallingford, CT

Kia Sportage LX 2006


Stock# 13-978A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

(203) 818-3300

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


NISSAN MURANO 2004 SL, 4 Door, AWD, V6 $10,988 Stock#1326 CHEVY CRUZE LT 2012 Was 22,895 NOW 16,995 Save $4500 off MSRP Stock # 4811L12

CHEVY EQUINOX 2010 Front-Wheel Drive LS, Auto $12,988 Stock#1316

Toyota Highlander 2005

Mal Crédito?

Stock# 13-779A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

Ask for Darrell

1 888 207-3682

SUV’S Ayudamos personas sin crédito o con mal crédito! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Stock# 13-992A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300


Bad Credit? We help out people with bad credit and no credit! Please call Ryan at (203) 250-5949

Chevrolet Equinox 2010 CLASSIC & ANTIQUES

Front-Wheel Drive LS, Auto $13,988 Stock# 1318

CHEVY SSR 2004 CORVETTES Wanted 1953-1972 Any condition. Competitive professional. Licensed & Bonded. 1-800-850-3656

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! Call 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

LARGE Over Range Type Microwave, white. 1250 Watts . Great condition Magic Chef. $85 or best offer. 203 238-9769


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SPRING SALE 20-50% off entire store! Making room for new merchandise!

Regular Cab, LS, Automatic $22,988 Stock#9985A

Is your merchandise "blending in?"

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TRUCKS & VANS 100% Financing Available! Apply Today - Drive Tomorrow!

HARLEY DAVIDSON Trike Ultra Classic 2010 Blue & Silver. 1400 miles. Extras - Cover, Chain Lock, Stereo Headsets. $29,500. (203) 269-6638 leave message.

Cindy’s Unique Shop

$2,788 4 Cylinder. Automatic. 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

2010 HONDA CIVIC LX $13,994 Loaded 4 Cyl ● Stock # 2719AAQ Ask for Darrell

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLSTN Hrtg Sftl Nostalgia 1994 Cow Glide 16,000 miles. S&S Carb, Dual Fishtail Exhaust, Lowering Kit, Windshield, Chrome, Chrome, Chrome. Original Saddle Bags, Passenger Seat, Sissy Bar. Maintained Regularly. Must See. $15,000 Or Best Offer 860-829-8952


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24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! (203) 715-2779 *CEMETERY PLOTS* 2 SIDE BY SIDE, ALL SAINTS, NO. HAVENPRESTIGIOUS ST. BARTHOLOMEW SECTION. $1600 FOR BOTH CALL 203-795-5459 CHARBROIL Infrared grill, great condition. Only used 1 season. Has side burner. $250. (203) 238-3691

CARS Starting At $199 Down 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

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FOUR Hunter Douglas Wood Blinds. 39 1/2 x 55 1/2. $75 each. Various Pro Active Items. $5 each. (203) 269-2194 Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600

FREE Fireplace Wood - More than a cord. Had a tree cut down. Call (203) 237-9015 FREE Gas Grill w/2 Tanks. Needs a little cleaning. 203 935-7202


Friday, May 10, 2013 — The Southington Citizen MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FREE THERMAL SPA With Cover. Refurbished. Moving out of state. You take away. Call (203) 631-0550 GRACO Infant Carrier with Car Seat Base. $80, New in 2011, Xtra Bases and Stroller Available for this carrier. (203) 2725084 leave message. KODAK DS 120 Zoom Digital Camera. $100 Firm. Cash only. 860-704-8119 SEWING MACHINE & CASE EXCELLENT CONDITION $85 (203) 265-5321


SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BICYCLES: Two Jamis 21 speed. (man’s & woman’s). Never used pristine condition. $150 each, $250 both. Call 203-265-3931.

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


ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575 HUMMELS CLUB Special Edition 1981, 82, 83 and 84. Now closed edition. (203) 237-2875

Flanders West Apts Southington ALWAYS Buying Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. 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

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! CALL 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

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

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641


2 LIKE NEW Guitars J.Reynolds Acoustic/ Electric w/ hard case. $150; Dean 3 quarter size Black, Electric w/ soft case. $150; $250 for both. Call Mike 203-631-2211 FREE PIANO Upright, Ivers & Pond, Mahogany. You Move. Call (203) 272-7146. KIMBALL Console Piano. Regularly maintained, In pristine condition. $2,000 Call for appointment 860 276-9247

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


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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.

CHESHIRE Spacious 3 BR, 2 Bath. Large yard. Two car garage. Easy access to 691 & 84. $1800/mo + sec. No pets. (203) 213-5132 WALLINGFORD Location! Location! Newly remodeled 2 BR In-Town Ranch. Carport and n i ce y ar d . N o s m ok i n g . No pets. $1600/mo 203 901-2123




2ND Generation Buys Costume Jewelry any Napier. Old Toys, Old Lamps & Shades. Accordions. One item to entire estate. (203) 639-1002

MERIDEN 2 BR TH, End Unit, Quiet 1.5 BA. CA, Sec. System, Appli., Wall-Wall. Deck & More! No Pets. Credit Chk & Sec. $1,035 + utlis (203) 269-9755

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

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

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 -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $925 + utilities Call 203-675-7326 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $925 + utilities Call 203-675-7326 MERIDEN 1, 2, 3, & 4 BRs Starting at $580/mo. West Side - CLEAN Sec & Refs a must! Off St Parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. (203) 537-6137 MERIDEN 1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Chino 203 935-6224


SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778




MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 B R A v a i l ab l e Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1BR & 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BEDROOM Beautiful First Floor , Washer/Dryer Parking. $850 Month + Utils. (860) 338-3475 MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms, 3rd Fl. 5 Rooms, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $900 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor. Big Rooms! No Pets/Smoking. $900/mo + sec. Call (203) 631-9614 MERIDEN 2.50 BR, 3rd fl. Off st parking. No pets. Stove & refrigerator. $775 plus utilities. 203 605-5691 MERIDEN 3 BR Nice Townhouse 1.5 Baths, WD Hookup, Garage, Full Bsmnt. Cul de sac. $1000/ month. 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 3 Rooms Unfurnished. Completely Renovated. Heat & Hot Water incl. Sliding door to deck. Pool and laundry facilities. $850/mo. 203-733-9647 MERIDEN 3BR 1st FLOOR! Just Renovated $995/mo + security and utils. Avail immed. 127 Liberty St. 203 886-8808 MERIDEN 3BR Apartment Spacious, 5 Rooms, 2nd Floor, WD. No Pets, $1,000 plus Utilities. Section 8 Approved. 1st & Last Month’s Rent. 203 715-5829 MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, Appls, heat incl. On-site laundry. Off st. parking. No pets. $775/mo. Dep. For more info 203-634-9149 MERIDEN- Nice 2 BR No pets. $795 per mo, Deposit, Credit & References. 25 Griswold Street Please Call 203-238-1890

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A New 33 Ton Spliter, 2 way, Tow, Honda Motor, Troy Bilt, $2800 New; $2100 Firm. Come Run it. Mike 203-631-2211 FOR SALE Temp-Wood Woodburing Stove. 29” H x 28” W. Asking $100 Call 860-628-2840. Leave Message.


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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. West side furn 1st flr studio, includes heat, elec, hw. $180/wk plus sec. Call 12noon8pm (203) 634-1195 MIDDLEFIELD. Upscale Apartment in Rural Setting. 2 BRs, hardwood flrs, veranda with water views, $950/mo. Security & references. 860-712-3020 SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868


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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

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WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 2 Fam Home Nice Area. Modern. Stove & Refrig. Nice yard. Off St Park $1000. Avali 6-1 No Pets. (203) 654-6190 WALLINGFORD 2/3 BR 2nd Floor, W/D Hookup, Off St. Parking, No Pets/Smoking. $950/mo. Call 203-444-5722 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 2nd fl, lg rooms, huge kitchen. Two 12x14BRs. New bathroom, sunporch. No pets/smoking. $800/ mo+dep. Refs. Quiet neighborhood. 203-996-4281 lv message. WALLINGFORD Newly Remodeled 1 BR. 2nd fl. Central Air, H d wd F l rs . N o s m o k i ng . N o pets. $800/mo. 203 901-2123 WALLINGFORD STUDIO Apt for Rent - Center St. 3rd Fl. Appls Included. $650 1 BR APT for Rent - Church St. 1st Fl. Appls Included. $850 Call Mike 203 376-2160 WLFD. Centrally located, 2 BRs, 4 rms, 2nd flr, hdwd flrs, stove & refrig, hookups, storage, off st parking. No pets, no smoking. Security. $925. 860-575-4915


AUTO Service Advisor-Min. 2 yrs exp & valid driver’s lic. Maintain High level cust svc. Call Jamie Richard Chevrolet 203-272-3000


AUTO Tech For long-establish Hamden-No. Haven area independent shop. Foreign & Domestic diagnostics & repairs. Call Mon-Fri 8-5. 203 865-4808

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

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Furnished rm w/cable & fridge. Kit privileges. (203) 235-0736

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MIDDLETOWN 1960’s Trailer for Sale 2 Bedrooms With Added Room Large Lot in Small Park $12,000 negotiable Call 203 715-0718 for info.

WALLINGFORD $2000 BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm. 2 1/2 Bath Townhouse. W/D, 2-Car Garage, FP, Deck, Bonus Room. Judy 203-772-3200 WM M Hotchkss


HELP WANTED 29 FULL TIME VACANCIES SUMMER & PERMANENT HELP! NEEDED IMMEDIATELY NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY $2000/MO + BONUSES Factory Outlet located in Southington CT area is in need of hard working women & men in customer service. Learn how to work in a fun fast pace atmosphere. Must be 18 + and have reliable transportation. Students and career minded individuals welcome. Company has management opportunities for new people. Call 8am- 8pm (860) 329-0317 OR EMAIL RESUME CARPET CLEANING AND MANAGEMENT TRAINEES NEEDED Our Waterbury branch is expanding! We need 20 sharp, hardworking people to train for carpet cleaning and management positions. Must have driver’s license and excellent work ethic. Summer & Career Opportunities $500-$1500/week. Call to schedule interview. 203-759-1392

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Press Operators Assemblers Warehouse General Laborers Admin Assistants All Shifts. Apply at: 39 West Main St., Meriden MECHANICAL ENGINEER TOMZ Corporation has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer in Berlin, CT. Duties: Perform engineering duties related to mechanically functioning equipment. Read blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, technical drawings & computer generated reports. Provide complete & accurate setups for the mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning. Oversee maintenance & repair of the machines to ensure functionality according to specifications. Investigate & diagnose equipment failures. Recommend & specify system components to ensure conformance with engineering design & specifications. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & 24 months of experience in mechanical engineering. Please mail resume & cover letter to the following individual for consideration: TOMZ Corp 47 Episcopal Road Berlin, CT 06037

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HELP WANTED DATA Processing - Insurance Agency looking for individual to process cancellation notices. Full Time. Email Resume to: MANUFACTURING TOOLMAKER Knowledge of all job shop operations. Experienced in Pro Track. Please send resume to: or fax: 203-272-3537. PART TIME Customer Service/Driver Servicing customers on route. Strong work ethic & great people skills. Excellent pay, 2 days per week 7-4pm Vechile Provided. Women & others encouraged to apply. Fax Resume to 877-777-4139 PHARMACY TECH needed, PT, Exp’d, Weeknights & weekends. Apply in person Hancock Pharmacy, Meriden 203 235-6323 POWER PRESS Set up & Operate in a metal stamping company. Good pay, working conditions, & benifits. Apply in person at Companion Industries. 891 W. Queen St, Southington. SUMMER JOBS OPEN HOUSE! Feeding lunch & breakfast to children, 10-20 hrs per week end of June-August. Morning and afternoon shifts. Must be 18yrs or older and enjoy working with children. Must bring 2 forms of ID. Job Fair will be held Tues. May 14th 2pm-6pm at New Opportunities of Meriden, 74 Cambridge Street, Meriden. For directions or more information, please Call 203-235-0278. TOWN OF PLAINVILLE Is seeking a Truck Driver with CDL and a Maintainer I. For job info, please visit our website at WAREHOUSE/DRIVER For building materials distributor. Position 75% Warehouse stocking /pulling orders & 25% making deliveries. Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. & safely operate fork lift reqd. HS diploma & proof of clean driving record reqd. CDL not req’d. Competitive pay /benefits package. Apply at Northeast Lumber Sales, Inc. 140 Golden Street Meriden, CT 06450


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05-10-2013 The Southington Citizen  

05-10-2013 The Southington Citizen