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Volume 9, Number 30

Southington’s Hometown Newspaper

Friday, July 26, 2013

Divided loyalties: Town line cuts through couples’ homes By Jesse Buchanan Special to The Citizen

Despite their Southington address, there’s an 18square-foot piece of Richard and Jackie Hackbarth’s Gwen Road house that’s in Meriden. The town line cuts across the back corner of the house, through their bedroom and across their bed. “I sleep in Meriden, my wife sleeps in Southington,” Richard Hackbarth said. The Hackbarths and others whose properties strad-

dle town boundaries get to joke about geography and sometimes use the services of multiple municipalities. But there is also a lot of confusion when it comes to issues like property taxes. To avoid a 50 percent surcharge on water from Meriden, the Hackbarths had to hire a surveyor to prove that part of their house was indeed in the city. Throughout their 41 years in the house, Richard Hackbarth said he’s

had town and city assessors give him different interpretations of where the line fell through their property. The Hackbarths were told by town officials that where their children slept would determine where they’d attend school. “They told us if they slept in the front bedroom, they’d go to Southington, and if See Divided, page 12

Lisa Carroll has been program coordinator for the Southington Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Youth Theater program for 25 years.

Youth theater program never gets old for Lisa Carroll By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

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Jackie Hackbarth and husband Richard live in a house on Gwen Road in Meriden that is also partially in Southington. The town line bisects their bed - Jackie sleeps on the Southington side and Richard, Meriden.

Program coordinator for Summer Youth Theater for 25 years, Lisa Carroll has been involved in theater since she played the Grinch in a first-grade production. It’s the “creative cosmos” in theater that keeps her coming back, she said. “It’s so funny because people who don’t do theater don’t get it,” Carroll said. “I was painting the set for ‘The Little Mermaid’ and I can’t explain it, I got all tingling. It’s just a part of my soul.” Summer Youth Theater

started in 1986. Carroll joined in 1988 and since then has directed 51 of the 55 plays produced by the program. Stage manager Brandi Sabato has been working with Carroll for 14 years. “I think it exploded because of the work Lisa has done to allow the program to grow and change,” Sabato said, “along with her willingness to adapt to those changes. It allows us to put on the best shows that we can.” In its early years, Carroll said, the program attracted See Theater, page 10

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Republicans announce slate for November elections By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Town Dems choose candidates By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

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recharge the batteries,” Natelli said. “I enjoyed serving the community.” Lombardi, 28, serves on the Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals as an alternate member and wanted to become more involved with the town. His mother, Terry Lombardi, serves on the Board of Education and also influenced his decision to run for a seat on the council. “We all thought it would be a great idea for me to run and get the young crowd out

and more involved in the politics of Southington,” he said. For the Planning and Zoning Commission, the party chose Paul Chaplinsky Jr., Michael DelSanto and Stephen Kalkowski to run. All are current members of the commission. James Coleman, Joseph Labieniec, John Leary and Edward Pocock Jr. were nominated for seats on the Board

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The Democratic Town Committee announced its nominees for the November election Thursday night, July 18. Town officials and family members filled the banquet room at the Falcon’s Nest in Plantsville. The party nominated Sandra Brunoli for town clerk, a position held by Leslie Cotton for 20 years. Cotton announced last month that she would not run again. “I’m honored,” Brunoli said. “I’ve been a lifelong resident of Southington and it’s exciting to contribute to the future growth and continue the advancements Leslie has made in the office.” Christopher Palmieri, Dawn Miceli, John Berry, Chris Kelley, Denis Conroy and Donald Rinaldi received nominations for Town Council. Kelley was also given a spot on the Democratic Town Committee. “Everything we do is in the best interest of the town,” Palmieri said. “That’s what separates the Democratic Party from the rest of the town.” The committee also nomi-

nated candidates for Board of Finance: John Moise, Sandra Feld, Edward Rosenblatt and Kevin Beaudoin. Moise had been a member for six years, but has been off the board for the past two. Moise said he wants to “bring back the teeth that the Board of Finance has lost.” Moise said he wants to work more with fiscal policy to help improve the town’s credit rating and help officials follow the Town Charter. Board of Education nominations were given to David Derynoski, Zaya Oshana, Patricia Johnson, William Lutz, Jerry Belanger and Gail Doerfler. Belanger had been a board member from 2003 to 2007. “I’m excited to be returning,” said Belanger, who took a few years off but added that he knew he would return someday. James Sinclair, Ryan Rogers, Susan Locks and Anthony Carvoni Jr. were nominated for seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Thomas Murphy, Angelina Santa Maria and Rudolph Cabata were nominated for the Water Board

“There are areas where I think I can serve the town and I’ve never left dedicating myself to the town, I’ve always been on many different committees and many different organizations because I love Southington,” Triano said. “If the voters see fit, I will continue to serve on the council. It’s in the voters hands.” Town Councilor Al Natelli, who is not running for reelection in November, said he wants to spend more time with his family and give “new people with new ideas” a chance to run. He might consider serving on the council in the future. “Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and


The Republican Town Committee announced its nominees for the November election Monday night, July 22, with four of the six members currently on the Town Council not running for reelection. “They might come back and run again, but right now they want to give someone else an opportunity to serve,” said Brian Callahan, chairman of the Republican Town Committee. “If you look at the list of accomplishments the past 3.5, four years, they’ve done a tremendous amount of work.” The party nominated

Cheryl Lounsbury and Stephanie Urillo, who currently sit on the council, as well as Michael Riccio and Victoria Triano, who have served on the council in the past. The new faces nominated are Paul Champagne and Thomas Lombardi. “We wanted to bring in some experience and we also wanted to bring in some new people,” Callahan said. Triano was on the Town Council for 16 years and was chairwoman, she served on the Board of Ethics for six years and served on the Commission of Disabilities for about a year. When the Republican Party asked her to serve again she felt that it was time.

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Hungry? Italian-American Festival this weekend By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

Unico and the Southington Sons of Italy will sponsor the 9th annual Italian-American Festival Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28th. Opening Friday at 5 p.m., two dozen street vendors will be offering traditional Italian foods such as pasta fasulo, soffritto, sausage and peppers, pizza frita, broccoli and sausage, porchetta, prosciutto and meatball grinders, pizza, artichoke francese, veal and peppers, eggplant parmigiana, arancini and gelato.

The crowd will be entertained by Sound Alternatives — “with rhythms and themes appealing to multigenerational and ethnic tastes,” said Entertainment Coordinator Joe LaPorte — performing on lower Center Street until 11 p.m. Center Street will be lined with Italian and American flags, hanging colored lights and balloons. A few vendors will offer Italian specialty items: CDs, books, movies, jewelry, novelties and how to make Italian wine at home. Establishments along the street will be open to the public.

Festivities, along with sights, sounds, aromas and tasty treats to please diverse appetites, will continue Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. with a brief welcoming ceremony at 5 p.m. No Italian festival is true to its heritage without a lively religious component. An outdoor altar will be set up in the festival parking lot adjoining the Sons of Italy building for an Italian Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. Fr. Frederick M. Aniello will preside with attendees seated under tents. A statue of the Blessed Mother, a gift of Patrick Baker & Sons to the Italian

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plained that “Italian feasts go back more than a century to the great Italian migration to the U.S. They proudly became Americans while continuing to honor the customs of the old country.” Dolores LaPorte added: “It brings back memories of my childhood; all the wonderful foods, fireworks, games, entertainment, face painting, and just being happy with so many people.” The essential meaning of the feast, DellaVecchia said, is “it carries on a treasured tradition of those who are proud and respectful of their ethnic heritage. It’s a reminder of the joyous folkways of their parents and descendants who were rooted in these customs, keeping See Festival, page 7

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DeVoe leaves Southington post after eight days, returns to Plainville sion are personal in nature and in no way imply any deficiencies on the part of the Town of Southington,” DeVoe said in the letter. “In fact, I must state that for the short while I spent in office, all of the municipal employees I came into contact with treated me with the utmost respect and consideration.” Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback was out of the office and could not be reached for comment. Until the town fills the position, David Lavallee, the acting town planner, will con-

tinue to pick up the responsibilities of the director of planning and community development. Mary SavageDunham left the position in December. “I enjoyed the short time I had working with (DeVoe),” Deputy Town Manager and Town Attorney Mark Sciota said. “He felt this was the best for his situation, and I respect that.” Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee said the town was “sad to see him go” and that DeVoe did an “outstanding” job in the position.

working in the town clerk’s office for 28 years. Cotton Continued from page 2 had recommended Larkin to the party to take her place. of Finance. Gregory KliAll six Republicans curmaszewski was nominated rently serving on the Board for the Water Department. of Education will run for reLeslie Cotton has been the election. The party nominattown clerk for the past 20 ed Terri Carmody, Colleen years and announced last Clark, Brian Goralski, Terry month that she would not run Lombardi, Jill Notaragain. The party nominated Francesco, and Patricia Kathy Larkin, who has been Queen.

For the past 10 years Goralski has served on the Board of Education and is the chairman. He is looking forward to the teamwork with his party and is excited to run again. “I went to school here for 12 years and I hope that I can give the community 12 years,” Goralski said.

By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Mark DeVoe has resigned after eight days on the job as the town’s director of planning and community development. DeVoe was to return this week to the position he held for more than five years: Plainville’s director of planning and economic development. When asked for further comment Thursday, July 18, DeVoe referred to his resignation letter. “My reasons for this deci-



“He didn’t leave us on bad terms,” Lee said. “He left on very good terms.” DeVoe’s salary in Southington was set at $90,000. In Plainville, DeVoe will make $80,274. Michael DelSanto, the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, said DeVoe worked hard during his eight days on the job. The town will continue to process applications for the position. DelSanto said there “won’t be any lapse in work” because of DeVoe’s resignation. “I have every confidence in our planning department,” DelSanto said. “We’ll eventually get this position filled.” Before Lee made the deci-

sion to bring DeVoe back, he consulted with the Plainville Town Council. Councilors were positive, Lee said, and open to the idea of DeVoe coming back. “When he approached me earlier in the week, it was a relatively easy decision to make if he wanted to come back,” Lee said. “I knew he was well liked by the three boards he reported to.” DeVoe said his apologies to the town in his resignation letter and wished the town employees well. “It is my hope that, having made this decision quickly, the Town may resume its search for an appropriate candidate for this position,” he said.


Town Committee Chairwoman Elaine Bedard said. Continued from page 2 “It’s not easy to look for the best candidates to serve the Commission. town and party. What I know “I commend the nomina- is this will be a winning slate tion committee,” Democratic for this November.”



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New YMCA facility should be finished around Labor Day By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Through the sweltering heat one afternoon last week, construction workers made progress on a capital expansion project at the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA’s main campus on High Street. Two new parking lots, renovated locker rooms and a new women’s center, called Spirit, Mind and Body, are the main focus of the $1.3 million project this summer. By Labor Day, the parking lot and new center should be complete.

“We don’t have an opening date yet,” said Tony Palmieri, the YMCA’s director of operations. “Part of the reason is because of the parking lot project going on at the same time. This could be done sooner, though, and there could be just a soft opening.” The Sprit, Mind and Body Center, which was located at 48 N. Main St., is moving into a 16,000-square-foot building at 130 N. Main St., the former TD Bank building. The back part of the building will be used for the new Spirit, Mind and Body Center, and the rest

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Hot days are long days for AC guys By Kimberly Primicerio and Eric Vo Special to The Citizen

Tom Diaz has been so busy installing and repairing air conditioners that he has to set an alarm on his phone to remind himself to eat. Diaz, a Southington resident and heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician, worked 14-hour days during last week’s heat wave. He’s been inundated with frantic callers complaining about their lack of central air. He’s done his best to prioritize the calls, all while keeping hydrated and trying to stay cool. Beginning July 14, the state was scalded by a heat wave that brought consecutive days with temperatures in the 90s. With high temperatures and a high dew point, Friday, July 19 was the worst day of the heat wave, according to Gary Lessor, assistant to the direc-

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Tom Diaz, owner of Southington-based “Comfort Solutions,” sets up a central air-conditioning system at a residence on Mount Vernon Road Friday, July 19. tor of meteorological studies at Western Connecticut State University. Friday, July 19, the temperature in Meriden was 94 degrees, but the heat index, which factors in the amount time for me,” said Co-chair Bob Triano. “It’s an opportunity to serve with a great team of hard-working people who proudly share our heritage with everyone from Southington and beyond. It’s a time when everyone is Italian for three days.”

of moisture in the air and estimates how the temperature feels to the human body, was 105 degrees. “Despite the fact that it’s really only 94,” Lessor said, “because the dew point is so high, it’s creating an apparent temperature that is 11 degrees warmer than it really is.” Although Friday was the

fifth consecutive day with temperatures in the 90s, it didn’t stop people like Diaz from doing their jobs. “It’s been nonstop,” Diaz said Friday afternoon while working on a central air conditioning unit at a house on Mount Vernon Road in Southington. He’s been in the HVAC business for nearly 20 years and started his own business, Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling, three years ago. “It never ends, which is a good thing. My phone’s been blowing up.” Diaz, a 1991 Wilcox Technical High School graduate, said he has to sort out the emergency calls from the non-emergencies. When it’s over 90 degrees and the heat index makes it feels like it’s 110, it becomes a life safety issue, especially for infants, the elderly and people with medical conditions, Diaz said. “They can’t function without it,” he said. This week, there’s been little time for air conditioning installation. It’s been mostly repairs, he said. Such work

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 26, 2013

Town road work heats up By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

Orange construction cones on town streets, police directing traffic and machinery repaving roads have become a common sight in town as an $11 million construction project continues. The road project will take place every summer for three years, Town Engineer Keith Hayden said. “So far, the project is going great,” Hayden said. Work to be done is determined by the condition of each road. Hayden said the

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The following residents made the dean’s list for the spring semester: Francesca Ciniglio, of Southington, Assumption College, Worcester, Mass. Victoria Broytman of Southington, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. Brittany R. Montague, James R. O’Hara, Kimberly M. DeMarino, Kevin D. Gemmell, Krystelle C. Rolling, Matthew Michael Russo, all of Southington, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Marykate Scanlon, of Southington, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. The following residents graduated from their respective schools, colleges, universities: Courtney Dorau, Bachelor of Science; Robert Ives, Master of Science; Rozeta Koxha, Master of Science; Alexandra Limanni, Bachelor of Science; Anna O’Donnell, Bachelor of Science; Andrea Silva, Master of Science, all of Plantsville, Alan Adam, Bachelor of Science; Micaela August, Bachelor of Science; Ericka Bajrami, Master of Library Science; Kiara Bonilla, Bachelor of Science; Dana Brown, Bachelor of Science; Kelly Conaty, Bachelor of Arts; Kelly Conaty, Bachelor of Science; Alisha DelBuono, Bachelor of Science; Kathleen Dinnan, Master of Science; Kelly Freer, Master of Science; David Fuka, Bachelor of Science; Cortney Graham, Bachelor of Science; Matthew Hammell, Bachelor of Science; Jarrett Lautier, Bachelor of Science; Matthew Lefkowitz, Master of Science; Sara Manning, Bachelor of Arts; Ashley Wilson, Bachelor of Science, all of Southington graduated from Southern Connecticut State University, New

Alexis Dziubek, daughter of John and Gail Dziubek, and a member of the Class of 2014 at Southington High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2012, only 781 of more than 1.66 million students earned a composite score of 36. Alexis is an outstanding member of the Class of 2014. Dziubek is the treasurer of the Key Club (an active community service group), President of our Students for

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room called Studio 130 that will be the site of 12 yoga Continued from page 6 classes, six of which are new. “They’re going to be building, pointing out some new additions that members ‘wowed,’ “ DiGirolamo said. could look forward to. Walk- “Especially the women at ing through the main doors, the women’s center that are guests will be greeted by a in a transition; they are just main desk with purple walls beside themselves waiting behind it. To the right of the for this to open. We have desk there will be a lobby them coming to the main with a seating area with cof- building right now which they love, but they’re dying fee and televisions. “This is exciting because to get in here to see it.” Future plans for the a lot of members like to have campus include coffee after they work out YMCA and talk to their friends,” building a 10,000-square-foot addition in the back of the DiGirolamo said. The lobby area has been main building that will allocated inside the room low the gymnastics center to that’s used for exercise, so move onto campus. Rehabilihaving the two separate tating the 45-year-old pool is also on the list. rooms is an upgrade. Myers said they are in the To the left of the main desk, there are large glass quiet phases of trying to windows provide a view into raise funds for the projects, what will be a “state of the but he is looking forward to art” room with new equip- the end result of having a ment for cardio, strength YMCA campus in town. “We have the baton now,” training, stretching, free weights, and more, DiGiro- Myers said, “so we’re trying lamo said. Other additions to hand it off to the next geninclude a room dedicated to eration better than how we massage therapy and a yoga had it.”


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Theater Continued from page 1 40 to 50 participants each summer. But since 1997, the number has been close to 150. “I never, ever want to turn a kid away from the youth summer theater,” Carroll said. As interest in the program grew, age-group-specific programs were created for the young actors and actresses. The Juniors are in third to sixth grades, Footlights in seventh to ninth, and Spotlights in 10th to 12th. Each group performs different plays under different directors. Sabato said Carroll’s commitment to accommodating all interested participants strengthened the program in popularity. To commemorate Carroll’s 25 years with the theater program, Sabato said, an extra performance has been added to the schedule on July 28. “The Timeless Show” will have a cast made up of children from all three age groups as well older performers who have been involved with theater in the town. “It’s all very hush-hush,”

Carroll said. “I don’t really know any information about it, except that there will be a show.” Details of the show are being kept from Carroll until opening night, Sabato said. No one is allowed to talk to Carroll about the show. “The show is for Lisa,” Sabato said. “But we are also using it as a platform to celebrate the program and recognize the popularity in the town.” The summer program is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. During the rest of the year, Carroll is library media specialist at Northeast Middle School in Bristol. “It’s her summer off,” Alyssa Fontana Bunel said, “but she doesn’t take it off. She commits herself every year.” Bunel is directing the Footlights in their performance of “The Little Mermaid” and said, “My love for theater totally started all with Lisa. We all have yearly jobs, but this is a home away from home and it’s been wonderful working with her.” Bunel teaches English in the Alternative Education

program, Alta, for grades 9 through 12, and is the musical adviser for high school plays throughout the school year. Bunel and Sabato described Carroll as humble. “If you compliment her, she will deflect it,” Bunel said. Carroll asked the Footlights, who were taking a water break from rehearsal, “How much do you love summer Youth theater on a scale of 1 to 10?” Most of them shouted back, “10!” Carroll said she has learned through working in live theater that “nothing is important, but everything is important. It’s that crazy Zen you have to reach, you have to realize it is live theater, things happen and you have to be ready.” Now running at the high school is the Spotlights’ show, “The Wiz,” with its second and final performance tonight. Next Friday and Saturday, the footlights perform “The Little Mermaid,” and the “Timeless Show” tribute to Carroll is set for Sunday, July 28. All shows are held at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are on sale for $8.

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Divided Continued from page 1 they were in the back bedroom, they’d go to Meriden,” Richard Hackbarth said. The couple didn’t have any children. Richard Hackbarth said they’re able to use the Meriden dump and often attend Southington’s Music on the Green. Meriden’s acting assessor, Debbie Zunda, said property taxes are split between municipalities for properties that fall on the town line. The split is determined by the amount of property falling on each side of the municipal boundary. In the Townline Square area, the Big Y Supermarket and Il Monticello banquet facility are in both Meriden and Wallingford, but mostly in Meriden. According to Zunda, Meriden receives about 65 percent of the property tax money from Big Y, while Wallingford receives about 35 percent. Owning a property that straddles a town line can get “interesting,” Zunda said. Some even move to avoid the hassle of frequently clarifying addresses that conflict with the town of residence. “There’s always a lot of confusion, especially with

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motor vehicles,” she said. “We try to keep an eye out for those properties.” The Wallingford-Meriden line bisects the home and pool of Ed and Samantha Dieffenbach on Spruce Glen Terrace. The couple’s tax bill, about $6,000 a year, should be split between the two towns. But every time either town does a revaluation, they get $6,000 bills from both. “We’ve been through the aggravation three times,” Ed Dieffenbach said. Samantha Dieffenbach said they have to appear before the zoning boards of appeals in both Meriden and Wallingford to correct the errors made by the revaluation companies every few years — and to avoid a $12,000 property tax bill. “Each time reval comes around, I have to go to both towns,” Samantha Dieffenbach said. “Both towns were assessing at 100 percent.” The couple lived in Meriden before moving to the Spring Glen house. Although half of their property is in the city, their son had to start going to school in Wallingford, since they had a Wallingford address. “We didn’t push that, because Wallingford schools are fine,” Samantha Dieffenbach said.

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Big tank is ‘little setback’ for work on school By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

you start digging in the ground, you find things you don’t expect,” Palmieri said. Pocock said he is working with the town to figure out when the tank was put in. “I don’t know. It was definitely something that was missed along the line,” he said. Elsewhere, tests are being run in the gymnasium at DePaolo to find out why the floors buckle, Palmieri said. “The floors have been a problem for over 10 years,” Palmieri said. “We were running tests to see if moisture is underneath, but when we got the results back, there wasn’t moisture.” Given the amount of money the town is spending, Palmieri said he wants to make sure “it’s all done right.” The construction at DePaolo is part of a two-school project with a total budget of $89.7 million. Voters approved the work at DePaolo

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and Kennedy middle schools at referendum last year. Palmieri said the problem with the gym floors is limited to DePaolo. Overall, Pocock said, each

construction project is “running tight and on schedule.” Problems are being handled through teamwork between the committee and Newfield Construction, he said.


The recent discovery of a large underground septic tank during the renovation and reconstruction of DePaolo Middle School is being described by project officials as a “little setback.” The tank was not indicated on site plans. Part of it had to be removed after it was found in early July, according to Tom DiMauro, project executive for Newfield Construction. DiMauro said the tank is “outside the footprint of the building, but it interfered with drainage pipes.” “We removed a portion of it to put a pipe in and are still working on removing more,” he said, adding that he’s not sure when the rest of the tank will be removed. Edward Pocock Jr., the Middle School Building Committee chairman, said the discovery “caused us a

little setback.” “It’s going to be an extra cost,” he said. “I’m glad that it was found and is being rectified and taken care of.” The committee met at DePaolo Tuesday, July 16, to evaluate the work. The total cost of removing the tank is unknown. “We are working on the costs associated with it and the timeframe,” said DePaolo Vice Principal Chris Palmieri, a committee member. Palmieri did not know why there was no record of the tank in the plans for the school, which was built in 1967. “We don’t know,” he said. “I’m not sure where it came from. It wasn’t in use by us.” Palmieri said the tank is “pretty large and very substantial” and there is no point in keeping it in the ground. “There is no mistaking that it’s there. I guess when

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said during the meeting. The proposed plan confused some residents. Sinclair said the map was hard to read and property owners were unsure of how exactly their properties would be affected by the proposed regulations. “I’m not in favor of this,” Monica Cusano, of Welch Road, said at the hearing. The proposed plan showed her land being split, leaving half residential and changing the other half to mixeduse development. She said this would limit her opportunity for possible development. “I can’t claim it all as a residential zone,” she said. A major concern of residents was that West Street would become similar to Queen Street. Ron Tooley and his wife have been in Southington since 1979 and live on West Street. “You’ve done enough to West Street. It shouldn’t become like Queen Street,”

Tooley said. Town Attorney Mark Sciota said last Friday the changes are still up for approval. “The commission will take it all in,” Sciota said. The commission asked for another map to be issued to address the confusion neighboring residents had. The West Street subcommittee has been working for the past two years on how to proceed with developing the area, including changes to zoning. The aim has been to give the area a colonial look and feel and attract unique businesses to town. Michael Baker, of Patrick Baker and Sons, a business owner on West Street, said he was excited about the news when he found out about possible rezoning. “We are excited for the potential for new businesses to come into the area and I do support this venture,” Baker said. Sinclair said after the July 16 meeting that the commission will review all public comments and taking them into account while looking over the proposed plan. The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet next on Aug. 20.

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Christian camp looks to start growing again By Jesse Buchanan Special to The Citizen

If those working to preserve Camp Faithful on Queen Street find it a battle to maintain the meeting houses, gingerbread cottages and bunk rooms, it may be because the camp’s founders never intended it to last 144 years. The Connecticut Advent Christian Camp meeting Association owns 27 acres of woodlands between Queen Street and Interstate 84, home to nearly 100 buildings that include small yearround cottages and bunk houses that will host youth and family camps in the coming weeks. Residents and former campers are working to revive Camp Faithful by improving the grounds, drawing more residents and getting more campers. They’re tackling a property that has deteriorated in recent

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Cottages for families at Camp Faithful, part of a Christian retreat in Southington, are pictured. The retreat was established 140 years ago. decades and that few outside the small Advent Christian denomination realize exists. The camp dates from the late 1800s and evolved from temporary structures, often tents on wooden platforms, thrown up during religious gatherings in the summer. Attendees heard sermons and worshiped but, primarily, waited for the return of Jesus Christ, which they believed would happen at any

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pecting as they pitched tents and built small cabins. “They really thought the Lord would return soon,” James Loghry said. “They were not building to be anything permanent.” “They gathered every year in those years with a strong expectancy that the Lord would return soon,” he said. As years passed, lodgings at the camp became more permanent. A photograph from 1912 shows a meeting house with a tent roof and twostory cottages in the background. All the buildings are still there and still in


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By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen About 450 children braved the heat and humidity Wednesday, July 17, to explore Africa in a Faith Living Church vacation Bible camp adventure. Rose Karotkin, the camp’s director, said this year’s theme was the 19th-century missionary work in Africa of David Livingstone. Ronald Thomas, pastor of Faith Living Church, kept coming back to the theme and the story of Livingstone. “March is when we really started nailing it down,” Karotkin said. “It’s been really amazing and to be able to hook it to Korah. It’s great.” Korah is an Ethiopian village Faith Living Church has been working with for about a year. Thomas said families who attend the church have

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want to come back and see how the missionary tale ends. Deb Jarzabek, a volunteer at the church, said, “It’s amazing to see how strong these kids are in the Word.” Jarzabek compared the children to a garden and said watching them grow has been a positive experience. Church member Sue Bradley said the church gets about 250 dedicated volunteers each year. “It’s been a really positive experience,” she said. “It really teaches the children morals at a young age.”


First Congregational Church of Southington is offering a bus trip Thursday, Aug. 15, to Shelburne Falls, Mass. Trip will feature Mohawk Trail, Bridge of Flowers, glacial potholes in Shelburne Falls, Trolley Museum and ride, choice of restaurants, and more. For more information, contact Meredith Mann, (860) 628 8982; mersm@

adopted children from Korah. Children in Korah live in “dump conditions,” Karotkin said, picking through garbage for food.

“I sent a team to investigate the area,” Thomas said. “It’s heartbreaking to get food from the garbage. Now we are sharing the Gospel with them and the kids here.” Ben Thomas, children’s director at Faith Living Church, was part of the team that visited Korah. “It was incredible to see the state of the kids,” he said. This five-night program runs through today, and is a free, townwide event open to children ages 4 to 12. Children are bused from Meriden, Southington, Plantsville, New Britain and Bristol. During the adventure, children participate in field activities, learn lessons from the Bible and take turns going down seven slides built by Karotkin and her team of junior and senior youth

groups. “We started constructing the slides about three weeks ago and went off ideas Pastor Ron shared,” Karotkin said. “He said he wanted a lot of slides to represent the mountains in Africa and our biggest one is 50 feet high. It’s amazing what a little paint can do.” A play is performed each night in the church, led by church volunteers and Thomas, to teach the children Gospel lessons. Thomas said the play ends on a cliffhanger each night but the last, so the children will



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HBO’s take on slayings leaves questions unanswered By David Wiegand San Francisco Chronicle

Conventional wisdom has it that a good documentary will answer questions, but if many fundamental issues are left unresolved in “The Cheshire Murders,” it’s partially because some things are just unknowable. The film, which aired on HBO Monday, July 22, details the horrific 2007 murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, Michaela, 11, and Hayley, 17, during an invasion of their perfect home with its manicured lawn and neatly shaped shrubbery, in the idyllic town of Cheshire, Conn. Dr. William Petit Jr. was also brutalized during the attack, but managed to escape before the two sociopathic invaders strangled his wife, raped her post-mortem,

raped the younger daughter, poured gasoline on the two girls and set them and the house on fire. One aspect of the case that should be knowable but isn’t is why the Cheshire police apparently got to the Petit house only a few seconds after they were alerted by a Bank of America manager that the Petit family was being held hostage in their own home, yet remained outside the house for nearly a half hour while several heinous incidents were happening inside. In the film by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, the cops will say only it’s not their policy to detail what they did when at a crime scene. But police dispatch logs confirm police presence outside the house for that span of time and Petit as well as his sister-in-law, Cindy Renn,

and her parents, the Rev. Richard and Maybelle Hawke, believe the police could have saved the three victims. There is much more to the story than the graphic details of the invasion and whether the police could have intervened earlier. The case became a pivotal issue in the debate over the death penalty in Connecticut and that’s a big part of the film. Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky were arrested fleeing the burning Petit house on the morning of July 23, 2007. Two years later, the Connecticut General Assembly voted to repeal the death penalty, which had been reinstated in 1973. The repeal was vetoed by Gov. Jodi Rell, in part because Hayes and Komisarjevsky had yet to be tried. Many in the state, including those

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who’d previously opposed capital punishment, wanted these two dead. The state eventually repealed capital punishment in 2012. From the funeral for his wife and daughters six days after their murder to the present day, Dr. William Petit has been a vocal and visible advocate for justice for his family. The film doesn’t have to over-emphasize the sad

irony that a man whose job is to save lives, to “first, do no harm,” and his wife’s parents - a man of God and his wife - have clearly had to grapple with the dense moral complexities at the heart of the death penalty issue. If they have come down on the side of wanting jusSee HBO, next page

Police, Petit have no comment on documentary An HBO documentary on the 2007 Petit home invasion in Cheshire, years in the making, aired Monday, July 22 to coincide with the sixth anniversary of the triple homicide. Those in town connected to the attack had no comment on the upcoming film. William Petit is the only survivor of the attack. His wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and daughters, Michaela and Hayley, were killed by the attackers. Richard Healy, an attorney who handles press contacts for William Petit, said neither he nor William Petit had seen the documentary, and had no comment. According to reviews, HBO filmmakers are critical of police, who waited a

half-hour outside the Petit house after learning the invasion had taken place. “We’ve chosen not to comment on this documentary,” said Lt. James Fasano, Cheshire Police Department spokesman. The HBO film crew was among the media that descended on Cheshire following the home invasion and followed the trial of convicted murderers Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky in New Haven. Much of the documentary shows the state’s debate over the death penalty, a punishment many wanted to see meted out to the two killers. Connecticut repealed the death penalty in 2012. —Jesse Buchanan

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Friday, July 26, 2013 — The Southington Citizen

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‘Lulu’ taxes on the rise By Joe Aldieri Special to Southington Citizen

Hey all you people of Southington, you know who they are! They could be your next door neighbor, a close friend, even someone related to you. Well they are people like us, before we elected them. Complain when taxes go up, and quite cleverly, they seem to find new ways to what they call “balance the budget,” “to fix roads,” “fix bridges.” Sure now, are these the same people they once were? Give them a little power and it goes to their heads. I know we can’t go backwards: one room school house, 10 to 15 cops and no such thing as full-time fire fighters. If the old-timers saw how many people we have now in our town hall, and it keeps getting bigger, they would flip their lids. We had three selectmen and no fancy building and only part time! Wow! I know we have more people now. Did our borders expand? Is Southington get-

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tice, can anyone really blame them? Perhaps not, but death penalty foes still believe capital punishment is not a deterrent. Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky each offered to plead guilty to the crimes in return for a life sentence, but their offer was rejected by prosecutors, who wanted them to face the death penalty. We also get a great deal of insight into the troubled lives of Hayes and Komisarjevsky, both of whom had been abused as children. To the filmmakers’ credit, the often dismal facts of the men’s lives are not presented in any way as an explanation or apology for their actions in 2007. Instead, we come away believing that there was a

ting bigger? Ok back to the taxes. Let’s raise the gas tax to pay for fixing the roads and bridges that are old. Drive under one someday and look up. Well, I suppose you better not. The less you see … believe me, you don’t want to see. Well that lie is exposed. And that tax keeps going up. This tax is a lulu: cigarette tax is higher than the cost of the product! Well it is a nasty habit and we’re doing it so people will quit. Are you serious? It’s to save you who try to balance the budget. That tax is a honey, a cash cow. Let’s see now, sales tax. The poor governor who proposed that tax: wow did that make him look like a bad guy. He got raked over the coals. Let’s see now, it was only one percent when that tax began. What is in now? And that keeps getting higher. Well, no grumbling now?! Gambling: oh you nasty people blowing your money. Well we will find a way to make you quit. Put a tax on gambling. But don’t worry:

the money will go to your kid’s education, new big schools. We’ll raise taxes every now and then to build more, bigger schools, state of the art someone stated. How bad, I mean really bad off, are we when they claim to balance the budget after all looking at all that tax money we paid for these services and didn’t get. What’s left? Borrow, borrow, etc.! Now we go deeper in that black hole, not only for debts current, but that big interest money. Come on guys, don’t cream puff it. Those taxes: gas, cigarettes, gambling, sales, home improvement, new housing etc., you know you never intended it to go where you guys said it was going. For crying out loud, let’s call a spade a spade. The roads are bad. Someday, someone is going to get killed when the bridge falls in the river as a couple bridges already have. With the money that was to go where it was intended these many, many years the schools would be paid in full. No more clack clack roads; ride under, over bridges and you wouldn’t

certain inevitability to how they’d wind up in life. The deck was stacked against them from the start. Narrative by one of Komisarjevsky’s former girlfriends is especially telling, as she details sex play that often involved bondage. She was always appreciative of Komisarjevsky wanting to make sure the ropes weren’t too tight. We also get a terrifying look inside Komisarjevsky’s mind through prison diaries and from recollections by others of his uncanny ability to remember every item he ever stole from various home invasions before the Petit murders. Yet, perhaps the greatest unknowable aspect of this singularly horrific case is specifically what triggered these two monsters to do what they did to Jennifer and

her daughters. Psychological details, memories of former girlfriends - all contribute to a generalized knowledge, but because the minds of Hayes and Komisarjevsky are clearly so far outside the knowable norm of human existence, it still makes no sense. “The Cheshire Murders” is a tragic story in every way. We might at first find ourselves thinking about all the other heinous murders that don’t occur in upper middle class Connecticut neighborhoods and wonder why they don’t merit the same kind of documentary treatment. It’s a valid question. At the same time, the reality that it can happen here - “here” being Cheshire, Connecticut should remind us that it can and does happen everywhere.

have to say a prayer. All you politicians are small potatoes compared to the state and federal level. Billions are wasted. The government is too big to see. Blinded and don’t care. The elephant and the donkey don’t really want what’s good for the country. They only stand up for their own party. Right or wrong, they won’t budge; a bunch of jack—s, like little kids when one kid says “If I can’t play I’m going to take back my bat and ball.” Hey don’t take my word for it, read the papers and news every day. Boy, I made up for articles I haven’t written lately. It will be interesting if I get any feedback. I got thick skin. Let me have it. That’s why I always end my articles: live long, laugh often, love much. Oh yeah.

P.S. The Italian fest is coming up — homemade wine contest. I don’t know if one could be called a wine maker when you buy grape juice and wait for it to turn to wine. Pick 25 to 30 boxes of grapes, stomp the heck out of them; strain them, rack 3 or 4 times, clean everything the juice touches — got to treat wine tenderly, like your wife. Aha, now you’re a little old winemaker you. I won 18 medals, gold silver and bronze years past. I remember the first time I entered my wine. It fell on our wedding anniversary — my first gold and first time ever that a native concord ever got a gold. She’s been gone these many years but every time I see that medal I see that smile. That memory is worth all the gold in Fort Knox.

Tech? Kids ‘eat it up’ at summer program By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen Students at Hatton School are exploring oceanography, national parks and geometric shapes during the summer school enrichment program in preparation for a open house, Friday, July 26. Jessica Wuenneman, a second-grade teacher at Derynoski, is working with a small group of students from grades 1 to 3. “The children will build a robot out of boxes and cans,” she said. “They will paint the pieces and assemble it.” On Friday the students’ work will be on display in the library at Hatton, director of summer school Dave DeStefano said. Board members and parents can see what the students completed in the three-week program. Wuenneman said her

class focuses on geometry. On Monday the group brought in old cereal boxes, egg cartons, paper towel rolls and coffee cans to start constructing the geometric robot. During the planning and building process, students will demonstrate what shapes are used the most by making an electronic bar graph on classroom laptops. DeStefano said that there are five classes in the elementary enrichment program at Hatton, which has been running since 2005. DeStefano took over as director two years ago. Claire DiCenzo teaches first grade at Thalberg School and her students are creating posters and PowerPoint presentations based on their research of ocean life. Eight-year-olds Christopher Pierce and Matthew Garland have creSee Tech, page 22


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Famous tenor to appear at Summit By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen For years, Ronan Tynan sang “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch at Yankee Stadium, which led him to sing at other sporting events and to console Americans during the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. In September, Tynan will sing and speak at The Summit at Plantsville. The famous tenor, 53, has overcome obstacles. At the age of 20, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after a motorcycle accident. Within a year of the surgery, Tynan joined the Paralympic Games and between 1981 and 1984 he won 18 gold medals and set 14 world records. Barbara Blau, the director of therapeutic recreation at the Summit, heard Tynan sing at baseball games years ago, but has never heard him give one of his motivational speeches. After learning more

about his life and watching some videos of him on YouTube, Blau reached out to Tynan in April, hoping that she would be able to have him visit the Summit. His life story is “such an inspiration,” Blau said, that she’s looking forward to Tynan sharing his wisdom with residents and others. “He called me and it was very exciting,” Blau said. “He told me he wanted to come here and speak. “That was kind of exciting, to hear Ronan Tynan on the other end.” “It was a wonderful idea that we are so fortunate that someone of this caliber is coming,” said Colleen Donahue, a clinical evaluator and marketing coordinator for the Summit. “He’s world renowned.” Blau invited him to speak on Sept. 9 to honor and remember people that lost their lives on Sept. 11. Tynan will sing “God Bless America” in tribute to

those who died. “I am very much looking forward to speaking in Southington,” Tynan said. “In regards to 9/11, it was such a tragic event for this country, and I like to move forward and not dwell on the past.” In the wake of Sept. 11, Tynan sang at memorial services and benefits for the first responders, police officers and firefighters of New York City. This September, 12 years after the attacks, he will again remember the victims. “If you listen on YouTube, it’s amazing,” Blau said, “but the thought of hearing him in person in such a small area is so amazing.” With months of planning the event and creating flyers, Donahue is looking forward to Tynan’s arrival. “We hope to reach out to more than just Southington,” Donahue said. See Tenor, page 28

AC Continued from page 7 However, Silberman said, most calls came from people who want their air conditioning unit to make their homes cooler than 70 degrees - something the systems aren’t designed to do. “It’s 100-degree weather. If you get it to be 75 in your house, you’re doing good,” Silberman said. “It’s the humidity that makes you feel uncomfortable.” While Diaz finished his air conditioning job, contractors worked in the front of the Mount Vernon Street house, in direct sunlight, remodeling the house. Over the last five days, the men worked on roofing, replaced windows and installed vinyl siding. Justin Keim, owner of JC Customs in Southington, had a smile on his face as he wiped sweat from his brow. He said it’s been the hottest week of the summer to work in by far. “We drink a lot of water and Gatorade,” Keim said. “We take our time.” Keim said he and his crew just have to “push on and deal with it.”

The same thought was shared by Little Rendezvous owner Steve Chehotsky. The Meriden pizza restaurant has no air conditioning, only fans blowing hot air around. Chehotsky said he brings a towel to work to dry off his face. “You just grin and bear it,” Chehotsky said. John Wagner, manager of Allied Building Products’ Wallingford branch, said he makes sure his employees are staying hydrated and taking a break every hour. The building supply company delivers materials to contractors at their work sites. In the heat, Wagner puts cases of water on the trucks for his employees, and because business is slower during the hotter days, he lets some of his employees go home early. “We try to be over-safe about it,” Wagner said. The hot weather does bring more business. Chehotsky said it’s too hot for people to grill outside or use their ovens, so they get pizza. “If you gotta be here, you might as well work,” Chehotsky said.

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and others have repainted bathrooms and bunkhouses, rebuilt bunks, replaced windows and worked on how to cut back the encroaching forest. “We need to take care of what (God) gave us,” she said. “We’re trying to do everything we can while we are here.” James Loghry also said that the original emphasis on awaiting the second coming has weakened in recent years, even within his denomination. There’s less emphasis on denominational doctrines, he said, and he doesn’t mind opening the camp to other Christians who share the faith’s underlying beliefs. That doesn’t mean the second coming isn’t important to the Loghrys.

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Campers weren’t interested in talking with him, according to Cusano. “They kept to themselves,” he said. Martin and Kimberly Malinowski, a former camper and chairwoman of the board’s youth committee, are rebuilding bunks, painting and trying to make the youth camp accommodations look more attractive. Both feel the obligation to restore the grounds that they enjoyed in their childhood. Malinowski, a Farmington resident, said if there’s no improvement and growth, camp attendance will continue dropping. She was encouraged several years ago when the camp board allowed other evangelical denominations use of the camp. “I’m not big on denominations,” Malinowski said. Opening the camp to more denominations could mean more summer campers and more residents to fill the year-round cottages, many of which are vacant. She and Martin attend Grace Baptist Church in Bristol. While both believe in the second coming, they view it differently than the camp’s founders. “Our life isn’t just to sit here,” Malinowski said. Martin also said it’s important that the camp appeal to more than just Advent Christian


nancial secretary for the camp association board. Highway development also reduced the supply of water for the camp’s trees, some of which are dying and drop branches during storms. The camp went for weeks without power during recent storms. Matt Martin is a third-generation camp resident who is now trying to revitalize Camp Faithful, or at least stem the tide of deterioration. With his parents and two brothers, he grew up living at the camp year-round in a two-bedroom cottage and is now living there again with his wife after serving in the Marines. Attending Southington High School, he had to contend with a myriad of rumors about Camp Faithful. The most prevalent, based on the size of the houses, was that the camp was a colony of dwarves. To dispel it, Martin would point to his brother, at more than six feet tall. He credits his upbringing at Camp Faithful, surrounded by other believers, with helping him to maintain his Christian principles. “It was easier to grow up here and try to live a Christian life,” Martin said. He’s now one of the volunteers who work to maintain

the camp. Growing up someone took care of the property for him to enjoy, Martin said, and now he feels that he owes it to future generations to return some of that work. “We got to enjoy it yearround,” he said. “Someone has taken care of it in the past for us.” Larry Alberti, Southington’s first town planner, worked on zoning Camp Faithful in the 1950s when town planning was being developed. The camp wasn’t conventional, but it was lowkey and full of large, old trees, Alberti said. The camp’s placement, wedged between two major roads, is the result of decades of development that turned Southington from open farmland to buildings or woods. “I can assure you that Southington was real rural, rural farm country,” Alberti said. “Since that time, a lot of the agriculture has disappeared and a lot of the trees have grown in.” “They’re like a vestige there of Victorian times,” he said. Robert Cusano, a former Southington Historical Society president, said he rode his bike around the Camp Faithful area as a child in the 1940s and ‘50s. “You went back there just to see what was there,” he said. “It was very active in the summertime.”


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ated multiple PowerPoint presentations on ocean exploration and life and are putting their technological skills to the test with another program. “We use technology a lot,” Christopher said. “We did re-

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search on information on sharks and now we’re making a video on iMovie.” DiCenzo said the two boys are using the computer program to create an informational newscast about sharks and ocean life. During the first week of class, Dicenzo asked the students what they wanted to learn about. She said the response to use PowerPoint and technology was overwhelming. “The kids eat technology up,” DiCenzo said. “I show them the basics of the program, they explore around and the kids pick it right up.” Gina DiNello, a fifth-grade teacher at Hatton, is exploring national parks with her students.

“We did Yellowstone National Park together, where I taught note-taking and research skills,” DiNello said. After the class completed the research on Yellowstone, Dinello said, students were able to pick another national park and do their own research to create brochures and a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown to the public on Friday. Samantha Casale, 9, said she chose to research Crater Lake in Oregon because “It looks like a cool place to go.” On Monday, Samantha was organizing the information and working on her brochure in preparation for Friday’s open house. “I’m excited to make the

PowerPoint,” she said. With their basic computer skills, DiNello said, once the students had picked their own park to research, they were eager to put together a presentation. DeStefano said the summer elementary enrichment program has about 30 students, in morning and afternoon sessions. Other programs taught are digital storytelling, math and history. “I’m trying to develop more of the program,” he said. DeStefano is working on changes for next year to build partnerships with surrounding parks. “We want to build a better program for the years to follow,” he said.


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The school system has named three new administrators. Marilyn Kahl, Michael Halloran and Kelly Nichols, all Southington residents, started their new administrative roles on July 1. Kahl, the new principal of Kelley School, started a career in sales before education. She has been the assistant principal of Derynoski School for the past two years. “I saw the opening for principal and went through the process and applied,” Kahl said. “I interviewed with the committee and Dr. Erardi. It was a long process.” Kahl said she is spending her time “finding out the secrets of the building inside and out.” Coming from Derynoski, Kahl said Kelley is a smaller school and there will be a learning curve in adapting to the daily routines of the

school. But one goal she is setting for herself is “I’m getting to know the kids as best as possible. I look forward to working with the kids and faculty.” Kahl said she plans to spend a lot of time in the classrooms as a way to get to know the students and teachers at Kelley. Before Kahl started in the Southington school district, she was a fourthand fifthgrade teacher at Highland School in Cheshire. She left Cheshire, she said, because she saw the opening as assistant principal at Derynoski as an opportunity for educational growth. “I think it’s one of the top districts in the state,” Kahl said about Southington. “Under the leadership of Dr. Erardi, it’s on such a position path with the curriculum and technology.” Brian Goralski, Board of Education chairman, said that Kahl has grown in the district. With her excitement and

energy, he said, he is proud to call her the new principal of Kelley. Unlike Kahl, who was already part of the Southington school district, Michael Halloran is the system’s newest educator. He is one of four assistant principals at Southington High. Halloran, previously with the Hartford Public Schools, was the principal of Capitol Region Education Council, CREC, at the Polaris Center in East Hartford. The program specializes in emotional and behavioral special education. “Michael’s experience in special education will add an excellent new aspect to our school system,” Goralski said. Halloran said this school district has an “extremely good opportunity for growth.” His focus is primarily with the sophomore class, as well as supervising world languages and special education.

“Though it is a large suburb town, it still provides that hometown feel,” Halloran said. “It’s kind of neat; there’s that investment that a lot of people who live in town also teach here.” Halloran said one thing he is impressed with at the high school is the vocational agricultural building. He has been in education for 13 years and never taught at a school that offered programs like that. “I’m excited,” Halloran said. “It’s a huge building and I’m excited to start working.” Replacing Kahl at

Derynoski is Kelly Nichols, who previously taught special education at Hatton School and DePaolo Middle School. Nichols was appointed assistant principal of Derynoski in June. During the school board meeting in June, she said, “It’s almost as if I’m coming home again.” Growing up, Nichols attended Derynoski, and she said she is excited to be back in the school. “All three are great administrators and should bring a lot more to the district now,” Goralski said. “I’m really excited for all three of them and the new school year.”

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Post 72 steams ahead in state Legion tourney By Ken Lipshez The Southington Citizen

Aggressive base running is a Southington hallmark, so the key for visiting underdog Willimantic was to keep those jackrabbits off the sacks. Willimantic’s miscues mounted. The free passes did, too, so when the Southington bats began to produce, the only uncertainty was when the 10-run mercy rule would be invoked. Southington batted around twice and easily advanced to the round-of-8 in the Northern Division sectionals Monday by battering Willimantic 14-3 in a game terminated in the middle of the seventh inning at John J. Fontana Field. Southington (20-5) now becomes the underdog. Talentladen Zone 7 champion RCP (Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland) stands in the way of a trip to the semifinals in Torrington. The teams are slated to lock horns today at Cromwell High School Field at 4:30 p.m. “They’re a pretty good team, but we’re a pretty good team, too,” Southington manager Marc Verderame said. “I think it’s going to be a good game. They’ve got some good pitching and Cromwell was good in high school this year so it’s going

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Southington Post 72’s Ted Shaw throws to first base fin the second inning of an American Legion baseball game at Southington High School July 22. to be a tough test. We’re looking forward to the challenge.” Verderame will have UConn signee Joe Rivera on the hill after figuring that Southington could subdue Willimantic without him. Craig Frobel went the distance, yielding three runs on eight hits, walking just two and striking out five. “Depending on his pitch count, I wanted him to go all the way,” Verderame said. “We had Brett Susi in relief. I took the gamble of saving

Rivera for RCP and it paid off. We’ve got a lot of pitching left.” The first four batters in the Southington lineup — Ted Shaw, Brett Shaw, Matt DiNello and Matt Sirois — combined to reach base 12 times in 18 plate appearances. Collectively, they amassed nine of Southington’s 13 hits and scored nine runs. Ted Shaw went 2-for-3, stole two bases and scored three times. Brett Shaw (3for-4, 3 RBI) had run-scoring

singles in both of Southington’s major uprisings (6 in the third inning, 7 in the fifth). Sirois also went 3-for4. Ted Shaw, bound for Sacred Heart University in the fall, has been torturing the opposition all season. “I’ve been around baseball 15 years and I haven’t seen a better shortstop defensively,” Verderame said. “And he’s batting around .475 with 30 or 31 steals. I don’t know what we’d do without him. He starts the fire.” Southington took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Ted Shaw walked, stole second, aggressively took third on a pop fly to short right and scored on an error. Willimantic pitcher John Risley retired the side in order in the second inning but the first six Southington batters reached base against him in the third. Matt Santovasi stole home on the front end of a delayed double steal and Dave Palladino cracked a two-run double with the sacks full. The turning point came in the visitors’ fifth. Frobel retired the first two hitters but Alex Cornell (2-for-3) singled, Risley walked and Chris Gonnelli’s sharp single to center loaded the bases. Connor Hope walked in a run and Luis Vega plated another with an infield

hit. Willimantic (19-10) was a swing away from making it a ballgame with cleanup hitter Aaron Martineau at bat but Frobel struck him out. “That’s what happens when you walk guys,” Verderame said. “He struggled with control against Avon and it kind of manifested a little bit today, but he hunkered down. That could have been a big inning for them.” Southington tattooed reliever Keith Chamberlain in the fifth. Most of the damage came with two out after an error prolonged a potential shut-down inning. Chamberlain walked three in a row and allowed successive hits to Brett Shaw, DiNello and Sirois, blowing the game wide open. “That’s what you have to do in this league, take advantage of mistakes,” Verderame said. “We happened to hit to go along with (five) errors they made and you’re not going to get away with that.” Southington rates as a live underdog against RCP in a tournament where upsets have been precious few. That doesn’t deter Verderame. “Everybody’s kind of held serve but we’re up for the challenge,” he said. “We’ll play anybody anytime.”

Southington’s Edwards leads New England Mutiny to win By Ken Lipshez The Southington Citizen Former Southington High star Shauna Edwards scored a goal as her New England Mutiny came from behind twice to beat the homestanding ASA Chesapeake Charge, 3-2 in overtime, to capture the Women’s Premier Soccer League’s Eastern Conference title Saturday in Gambrills, Md. Edwards and defensive midfielder Kylee McIntosh of Cheshire will now join the Mutiny (8-0-5) for a trek to Sacramento, Calif., where they

will compete in the WPSL Final Four next weekend. “It shows all the hard work and dedication that all the girls have put into this team,” Edwards said. “Having the chance to compete for a national title as one of the top four teams in the WPSL is an honor and I’m looking for-ward to a great trip with a great team.” New England trailed 1-0 when Edwards controlled a cross from Jenna Fisher and banked home a leftfooted volley off the post from the top of the box in the 22nd minute. The game remained tied through

the first half. “One of the defenders attempted to clear the ball but I was in the right place at the right time,” Edwards said. “I think a goal at that time was needed to get us back in the game. It seemed to really pick up the spirit of the team. It was a great feeling knowing I had helped my team.” The previously unbeaten Charge (10-1-2) capitalized on a New England error in the 52nd minute to regain a one-goal edge. The defensive work of Central Connecticut State University star Jewel Robinson of

Farmington helped prevent the Maryland side from scoring the probable clincher. Lightning stalled the game for an hour in the 78th minute. With the official time showing just three seconds to go in regulation, Lauren Reilly of Fairfield University headed in free kick from Notre Dame’s Morgan Andrews that caromed to her off the back post to tie it at 2. Andrews tallied the game winner in the 100th minute after a defensive mistake. The Mutiny previously qualified for the finals in 2004 and 2007.


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Wrestling: Murillo places second in nationals

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Zac Murillo poses with his father, Luis Murillo Sr., after finishing second in the 88-pound division at the AllAmerican Freestyle Wrestling Tournament. Still, Murillo went 21-14 last season and placed sixth in his division at the Class LL state championships. See Wrestling, next page



no stalling. You get penalized if you step out of bounds. It’s very high paced. There is no bottom attacking. You have to defend from the top. It’s a lot of fun.” Murillo said his biggest strength on the mat is his speed, something he had to develop even more wrestling underweight at the high school level. There, he wrestles in the lightest class, 106 pounds. But as a freshman he was just 85 pounds and, last year, as a sophomore, only 95. That meant he was giving away as much as 11 pounds to opponents, a major disadvantage.

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Zac Murillo, an incoming junior at Southington High, was a finalist at the USA Wrestling National Championship meet in Fargo, North Dakota last week. Murillo, 15, finished second in the cadet freestyle (ages 15-16) at 88 pounds. “My goal was to make it to the finals because I knew I had a good shot at All-American this year,” Murillo said Monday. “I had the awestruck out of my system when I went last year and struggled. This year I was very confident in what I could do. I set my goal that I wanted to make it to the finals at Fargo and I did it.” Murillo made it look easy. He won his first six matches of the freestyle tournament. He earned tech falls in the first four bouts, making him an All-American. Murillo continued to roll in his quarterfinal match (13-2) and semifinal contest (14-6). In the final, Murillo was matched against Pennsylvania’s Gavin Teasdale. Teasdale defeated Murillo 14-4, leaving the Southington wrestler a second-place finish. “It’s too good to be true,” Southington wrestling coach Derek Dion said. “There are two legitimate national tournaments every year and this is one of them. The best guys in the country wrestle in Fargo. Zac wrestled out of his mind. Not many Connecticut wrestlers have been finalists out there. It’s pretty cool to see him go out there and do so well.” Murillo’s Southington teammate Zachary Bylykbashi also competed in Fargo. Murillo, younger brother of former State Open champ Luis Murillo of Platt, prepared for Fargo since April. He trained three days a week, three hours a day at KT Kidz Wrestling Club in Rocky Hill under coach John Knapp. “Freestyle is very different from high school wresting,” Murillo said. “It rewards high-paced action. There is


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Library expansion on back burner By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Southington Library Director Sue Smayda has been working with architects for the past year on remodeling and expansion plans. She’d hoped to get permission from the Town Council to apply for $1 million in state Public Library Construction Grants, but the council decided not to pursue the money this year because other projects took precedence. Although Smayda didn’t get the go-ahead, she still hopes to continue to work on plans with architects, in order to be ready to apply in the future. “We will continue to move

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“I’m hoping he will be a full 100 pounds next year,” Dion said. “He’s been this good for a long time. People just don’t know it because he gives up so much weight. For him to still place at LLs last year was a great accomplishment.” Murillo said he will weigh 100 pounds for the high school season. Murillo said

forward and hope that, maybe next year, we can,” Smayda said. “The money from the state is available next year. We won’t abandon our plans, but I’m disappointed it won’t go through this year.” At a Town Council meeting last week, Library Board Chairwoman Mary Ellen D’Angelo read a letter from Smayda asking the council to add the library’s request for a grant to the agenda for the next meeting. Council Chairman John Dobbins said Monday that it was “unlikely” that the library’s request would make it to next week’s agenda. He said many large infrastructure projects are underway

he will also be out to Fargo again next year wrestling at an older age group. “Next year I’ll move on from the cadet to the junior division. It’s going to be a lot tougher, but I will be ready for the challenge,” Murillo said. “It’s a jaw-dropping experience. There are 23 mats in a football stadium. Last year I was awestruck. It’s unbelievable competition out there. They are all studs. I loved it.”

Smayda said, and would eliminate only a few parking spaces. Because the bookshelves are too close together, the library is not compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, Smayda said, another reason it needs to be updated. “This is what the community has come to me saying we need,” Smayda said. “We’re acting on that and do need a bigger, better library. We are a great library with wonderful staff and receive terrific comments, but the potential could be much greater.” For the past five years, the grant from the state library has only been awarded to distressed municipalities, so Southington was unable to apply. This year the grant is available to all towns. The grant process is competitive, Tom Newman, the construction grants admin-


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Italian festival - The ninth annual Italian American Festival is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, July 26, 27 and 28 on lower Center Street. There will be 15 food vendors with over 20 varieties of Italian specialties available, as well as jewelry and clothing. This year’s event will kick off on Friday, July 26, at 5 p.m., with the Italian American band Sound Alternatives followed by Roberto Pavarotto, Gene DiNapoli’s Elvis Tribute, Tenor Vincent Ricciardi and Soprano Emily Wright. The festival closes at 11 p.m. on Friday. Southington Youth Summer Theater- The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announced the Footlights program will present The Little Mermaid Jr. on Friday, July 26, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, July 27, 1 and 7 p.m., at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. The show is directed by Alyssa Fontana. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 276-6219. Tw-Y-Light Zone - On Fri-

day, July 26th the YMCA, 29 High St., will be hosting a summer Tw-Y-Light Zone from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tw-YLight Zone will feature a DJ dance party, and the pool, basketball gym, snack bar and Teen Center will be open. This event is only for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. YMCA members are free, guests are welcome for a fee. Contact Steve Silva, Teen Program Director with any questions: (860) 621-8194 or .



Italian festival - The ninth annual Italian American Festival is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, July 26, 27 and 28 on lower Center Street. There will be 15 food vendors with over 20 varieties of Italian specialties available, as well as jewelry and clothing. Saturday, July 27, the festival will open at noon, with children’s activities including a presentation by The Young Italians, directed by Tina Riccio, The Great Leone magic show, and face painting by Puttin’ on the Ritz. A homemade wine judging contest will be held at 1 p.m. Also appearing Saturday afternoon are the Southington Stars under the direction of Heidi Bass Lamberto. Welcoming ceremonies are at 5 p.m., followed by a full evening of entertainment featuring the Three Tenors with Aaron Caruso. The festival closes at 11 p.m. on Saturday. Southington Youth Summer Theater- The Southington Parks and



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Italian festival - The ninth annual Italian American Festival is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, July 26, 27 and 28 on lower Center Street. There will be 15 food vendors with over 20 varieties of Italian specialties available, as well as jewelry and clothing. Sunday, July 28, will feature a Mass said in Italian by the Reverend Frederick Aniello with the Italian Rosary Society at 10 a.m. A street procession will follow the

mass. The Marcello Sparagna Show with the Sam Vinci Orchestra will perform after the procession. Tommy Faienza and the Enterprise Band will follow. Entertainment will close with vocalist Ron Cassanta. The festival closes at 6 p.m., on Sunday. Youth summer theater - Southington Youth Summer Theater celebrates its 25th anniversary of leadership by lifelong Southington resident Lisa Carroll on Sunday, July 28, at 4 p.m. at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. Timeless: A 25th Anniversary Southington Youth Summer Theatre Tribute will celebrate Carroll’s dedication to the program, as well as the history and past leaders of SYST who have shaped it into the program it is today. Tickets include admission to a post-show reception with ‘mocktails’ and hors d’oeuvres. The show will be directed by Lynn Flaherty and Brandi Sabato. SYST is sponsored by the Town of

Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Tickets are available online at, and at the door.



Music on the Green The 20th Annual “Music on the Green” Concert Series, sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department, takes place Wednesday evenings through Aug. 28 (Thursdays, if it rains) at the Southington Town Green, Main Street (Route 10). This is free live music and weekly car shows. For more information, call (860) 276-6219 or visit Pasta nights - The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669 is having Pasta Night every Wednesday night through the end of August from 5 to 7 p.m., at

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Recreation Department announced the Footlights program will present The Little Mermaid Jr. on Friday, July 26, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, July 27, 1 and 7 p.m., at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. The show is directed by Alyssa Fontana. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 276-6219.



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study and banter. No previous bible study experience is necessary. Men of all ages are welcome. Tai Chi for Arthritis The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., offers Tai Chi for Arthritis classes Thursdays 4 to 4:45 p.m. Classes led by Certified Tai Chi Instructor, Jennifer Wade-Vauter, BS.ED, CPT. There is a cost to attend. To reserve a spot, call Jennifer, (860) 628-5656, ext. 140. Visit online at



Music on the Green The 20th Annual “Music on the Green” Concert Series, sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department, takes place Wednesday evenings through Aug. 28 (Thursdays, if it rains) at the Southington Town Green, Main Street (Route 10). This is free live music and weekly car shows. For more information, call (860) 276-6219 or visit

Pasta nights - The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669 is having Pasta Night every Wednesday night through the end of August from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Lodge, 114 Main St. There is a price which includes pasta, bread, salad and dessert.



Music on the Green The 20th Annual “Music on the Green” Concert Series, sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department, takes place Wednesday evenings through Aug. 28 (Thursdays, if it rains) at the Southington Town Green, Main Street (Route 10). This is free live music and weekly car shows. For more information, call (860) 276-6219 or visit Pasta nights - The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669 is having Pasta Night every Wednesday night through the end of August from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Lodge, 114 Main St. There is a price which in-

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Breakfast, Bible, Banter - A Bible study for men, led by Rev. Ron Brown of First Congregational Church of Southington from 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. Tai Chi for Arthritis The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., offers Tai Chi for Arthritis classes Thursdays 4 to 4:45 p.m. Classes led by Certified Tai Chi Instructor, Jennifer Wade-Vauter, BS.ED, CPT. There is a cost to attend. To reserve a spot, call Jennifer, (860) 628-5656, ext. 140. Visit online at See calendar online:

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“Make It POP”, a Contemporary Art Exhibition co-curated by Josh Blumenthal and Nick Foreman opens Saturday, Aug. 3 at Community Central, 117 W. Main St., New Britain, with an open reception from 6 to 9 p.m., free to the public. This exhibition’s theme is Contemporary Pop Art. This is an open call for all local and regional Artists who have the opportunity to appropriate the Pop Art theme into present day context. All media is accepted – painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, etc. The exhibition is a charity event, in which all entry fees and all commissions on art work sold will be donated to the New Britain Public Schools Art Department to enrich their art programs. This event will be juried by the guest juror, artist, Ron Crowcroft. The exhibition is on display for the month of August. For information call Community Central at (203) 843-2121 or Josh Blumenthal (860) 808-8244 and Nick Foreman (508) 840-9190.

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New Britain Youth Theater will present Once on This Island Jr. at Jefferson Elementary School, 140 Horse Plain Road, in New Britain. With Caribbean music and a story loosely based on the original tale of The Little Mermaid, Once on This Island Jr. tells of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. Once on This Island Jr. stars children ages 5 through 16 and is appropriate for all ages. Once on This Island Jr. will be performed on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 27, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at (860) 515-8115 or may be purchased online through a link at Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door for all performances. For more information about New Britain Youth Theater, visit

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J.A. DePaolo Middle School Honor Roll Michaela Hughes, Adam Hunter, Brett Hunter,Timothy Jagos, Katherine Jez, Brendan Kavanagh, Erica Klem, Jason Krar, Karolina Kurzatkowska, Cade LaChance, Lauren Laius, Gianina Lambert, Abigail Lamson, Haley Larrabee, Noah Lee, Molly MacAllister, Phillip Mallett, Logan McInnis, Brandon McKnerney, Craig McPherson, Jake Miceli, Julia

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Grade 6 Second Honors Nadja Abaza, Natalia Adamczyk, Julianna Alvani, Zachary Badgley, Yousef Badr, Joshua Beal, Noah Belkaid, Edell Bevans, Tina Brazil, Jillian Bryan, Colin Burdette, Thomas Burns, Samantha Callaghan,Sarah Callaghan, Victoria Callahan, Gabriella Casale, Steven Cavallo, Zachary Christensen, Joseph Colaccino, Scott Crooks, Isabelle Crowley, Audrey Cyr, Carmen-Anne Cyr, Vanessa Cyr,Shane Domian, William Downes, Jennifer Duncan, Gabrielle Fiora, Emily Gagnon-Vile, Nico Gaudio, Ryan Gavronski, Rhia Grabowski, Megan Graff, Jessica Griffin, Derek Guida, Calvin Gumprecht, Isabella Hancock, Evan Johanns, Caitlynn Kallberg, Mackenzie Kavanah, Nathan Korngiebel, Andrew Krasuski, Anna Laone, Tanner LaRosa, Robert Loffredo, Nicholas Mangene, Brendan McCarthy, Nathan McDevitt, Riley McNamara, Julia Mindek, Gabriella Mondo, Giulianna Montana, Matthew Morelli, Caitlin Mulligan, Hayden Nadeau, Caroline Natelli, Joshua Nocera, Nicholas Pacyna, Isabella Paulus, Nicholas Perkins, Anthony Rio, Natalia Rivera, Sandra Robel, Pedro Rodriguez, Noah Rogala, Belmin Sadzak, Anthony Sagnella, Michael Sandulli, Kailey Schmarr, Tessa Schneider, Matthew Semmel, Nicholas Steminsky, Connor Stifel, Derek Strillacci, Ashleigh Szymanski, Ethan Thomson, Sydney Trask, Matthew Tumolo, Michayla Turner, Julia Uba, Mychele Vaillancourt, Mary Velazquez, Dylan Whillock Grade 7 First Honors Rosanna Airo, Nolyn Allen, Cora Altomari, Jacob Anderson, Cicily Balachandar, William Barmore, Madison Beaudoin, Jordan Beaupre, Mackenzie Beaupre, Emma Becotte, Nicoletta Belales, Evan Bender, Megan Biscoglio, Julia Brilla, Amanda Brocki, Allison Brown, Zachary Burleigh, Marissa Calandra, Carolyn Callahan, Gina Calo, Nicole Carter, William Ceruti, Sophia Chaltas, Kevin Chudy, Cameron Clynes, Chelsea Cocozza, Jacqueline Coley, Abigail Connolly,Noah De Jesus, Rachel DePonte, Zachary Domian, Trevor Dufresne, Elizabeth Etter, Kaylee Fantoli, Mario Ferreri, Olivia Fournier,

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Police Blotter SOUTHINGTON — The following people were charged by police: June 26: Renford McKinley, 22, 110 Rethal St., operating under suspension, 2:23 p.m. Julie Marie Rich, 34, 21 Clark St., Meriden, sixth-degree larceny, 7:16 p.m. June 27: Stephen Robert Chapman, 47, 45 Park St., Plainville, second-degree larceny, 9 a.m. Donna Treffery, 46, 88 Jersey St., Waterbury, operating with suspended, canceled registration, failure to have insurance, 1:10 p.m. June 28: Frank Palmieri Jr., 33, 264 West Center St., operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, operating motor vehicle under suspension, 3:40 p.m. Leonard Dalke, 57, 181 Sherbrooke St., Bristol, sixth-degree larceny, thirddegree criminal trespass, 9:01 p.m. June 29: Jason Cardona, 21, 59 Marconi Ave., Bristol, sixth-degree larceny, 8 a.m. Christopher J. Leavitt, 43, 140 Cynthia Drive, Kensington, first-degree criminal trespass, 12:45 p.m. David Plourde Jr., 28, 33 Darling St., driving under the influence, 6:45 p.m. Ryan Garry, 19, 33 Darling St., driving under the influence, 6:45 p.m. Philip Sullivan, 50, 980 S. Main St., Plantsville, disorderly conduct, 10:15 p.m. June 30: David Ladd, 46, 18 Wolcott St., Bristol, sixth-degree larceny, 12:25 p.m. July 1: Austin A. Baker, 18, 287 Rockwood Drive, third-degree criminal attempt to commit burglary, third-degree criminal trespass, 6:51 a.m.

Janine D. Mangassarian, 42, 184 Deckert Drive, Plantsville, conspiracy to commit impersonation, second-degree harassment, 7:44 a.m. Anthony N. Serrano, 22, 125 Grandview Drive, Ridgefield, sixth-degree larceny, 12:29 p.m. July 2: Rachel H. Seavey, 23, 159 Fleetwood Road, Plantsville, second-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace, 11:27 a.m. Nina M. Loring, 30, 242 Town Farm Road, Springfield, Vt., sixth-degree larceny, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, 7:27 p.m. Taylor C. Haskell, 26, 12 Liberty St., operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, 11 a.m. July 3: Leah West, 38, homeless, third-degree criminal mischief, refused to fingerprint, 12:03 a.m. July 5: Oliver Ernst, 45, 132 Bradford Walk, Farmington, driving under the influence, 8:16 p.m. Lawrence Cardinal, 51, 966 Meriden Waterbury Road, disorderly conduct, 10:30 p.m. Jaqueline Dunham, 46, 996 Meriden Waterbury Road, disorderly conduct, 10:30 p.m. Andrew Wild, 20, 174 Rethal St., possession of alcohol by a minor, possession of marijuana, 1:08 a.m. Robert B. Jasunas, 21, 136 Rethal St., possession of marijuana, 1:53 a.m. July 6: Jamal K. Carolina, 30, 144 Jersey St., Waterbury, misuse of plates, operating unregistered motorcycle, failure to have insurance, 4:38 p.m.


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SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENGY LEGAL NOTICE At their special on-site meeting held on July 15, 2013 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. APPROVED – MA #145 – Application of Branda and David Martins seeking to amend the Southington Inland Wetlands Map to reflect the findings of Soil Scientist Ed Pawlack. Property located at 28 Steeplechase Drive. B. TABLED – IW #1214/ FF #238 – Application of Dan Larson seeking to construct a bridge to connect the East and West sides of the Forestville Fishing Club property. Property located off of Churchill Street, below the Eight Mile River Dam. C. VOTED TO SEND A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION TO PZC – FF #239 – Application of the Town of Southington seeking to fill ~50 cu. yds. of floodplain and compensate for fill in connection with the proposed sidewalk construction under the Safe Routes to School program. Property located on Crest Road. Dated this 16th day of July, 2013 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of July 16, 2013: A. Proposed zoning district change, proposed West Street Business Zone, properties identified as: 179-004; 179-003; 179001; 179-002; 167-0240005; 167-023-0004; 167-012; 167-011; 167010, 169-009; 167-008; 167-006; 167-005; 167004; 167-003; 167-002; 155-021; 155-083, 155020; 167-001, 125’ width of its easterly border; 179-021; 179-020, 1,300’ from West Street; 179022; 179-024; 179-025; 179-027; 179-026; 179028; 167-014; 167-015; 167-016; 167-017; 167018; 167-019; 167-020, 1,300’ from West Street; 155-018; (ZC #543), public hearing continued to August 20, 2013 B. Zoning Text Amendment, Section 4-00 (new 4-05 – West Street Business Zone) (ZA #571), approved with modification, to be effective 15 days from date of publication C. Pergjoni Family Jewelers, site plan application for proposed retail building and parking lot, 834 & 848 South Main Street (SPR #1645), approved D. Town of Southington, Floodplain Filling application for work associated with the construction of a 5’ wide sidewalk as part of a Safe Routes to School network, connecting Crest Road to Woodruff Street through Memorial Park, 776 Woodruff Street & Town owned parcel adjacent to 157 Crest Road (FF #239), approved Dated at Southington, CT This 17th day of July, 2013 Mark DeVoe, AICP Director of Planning and Community Develoment

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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

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

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd floor Studio, $180/week+security. Call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm or

ALWAYS Buying machinist tool boxes, tools & bench vises. (860) 985-5760

MERIDEN - 1 bedrm, lrg. kitchen, walk up attic, LR, new flrs., paint and appls., $750 + utils. Call 860-301-7069

BUYING COINS and Currency Collections of Any Size. Private Collector Giving Honest Appraisals and Fair Offers. 860-384-4053

1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 657 East Main Street Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481

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 WANTED Fishing Tackle & Hunting Items. Local Collector looking for old/new rods, reels, lures. highest prices paid. Call Dave 860-463-4359

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 BR, 3rd Floor. LR, DR, Kitchen, & Storage. Clean! No Pets! $950/mo. Sec 8 Approved. Call (203) 440-0751 MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Flr. $1125/mo. Avail. immed. 2 BR, $700, avail 8/1. Plus sec & utils. 230 West Main St. Call 203886-8808. Home Sweet Homes MERIDEN Clean 1 RM Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utilities included. No pets. $450. 2 months security. Credit check required. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $945/mo plus sec. Avail immed L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Spacious 2 BR, 5 Room, 1st Flr Apt. New kitchen & Paint. Located in Bradley Park Section of Meriden. Call Doug for information 203 235-0840 MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd floor Apt, central location, W/D hookup, $675/mo, sec dep & credit check req. No pets. Call 203715-7508. MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1st flr $800. Appls included. 1 mos rent, 1 mos sec. No pets. 46-48 Elliot St, nice st, off st parking. Call 203-836-4321


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

ELECTRIC Wheel Chair, motorized. Hospital bed. $1500 for all. Call 203-238-2473. ESTATE ITEMS FOR SALE: Furn., Coffee Table, Desks, Lamps, Pots & Pans, & Glassware. 24ft Ext. Ladder. All in Good Cond.. 860919-7905/203-608-7689



MERIDEN 1 BR, 2nd Floor New Carpets, Washer & Dryer available. Ample parking. No pets. $800 per month plus Security. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN 1 BR, LR, DR. Off st parking. Stove, refrigerator. $600/mo. One Month Security. (203) 687-2032

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Av a ila b le Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1BR Stove & Refrigerator, Heat & Hot Water incl. Lease, Sec & Refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 3 BR. 2nd Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold Street. Large BRs, Sunny Kitchen. WD hookup. $890. Call Will 860-801-1891

MERIDEN. 6 Rooms, 3 bedrooms, appliances, washer/ dryer hookups, off street parking. $950/month + security. 203-537-7446 MIDDLETOWN 1 BR Apt with Garage. Avail immed. Located 1/4 mile from East St/Middle St. intersection in Westfield Section of Middletown. $790/ mo. Call 860 346-4619 after 7pm SOUTHINGTON 1 BR 2nd Flr Dead End Rd. W/D Hookup, Lrg Backyard, No Dogs. 1st, Last, & Sec. $775/mo. 860-620-2133 SUMMER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868 WALFD 2 BR, 2nd Fl, Glass Porch, Appli., WD Hookup, Storage, Off St. Parking, No Pets, Very clean, Dead end St., Owner/Agent. $895. Call (203) 269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1,200 SF Apt, 3rd Fl. Near Choate. New kitchen & windows, Hdwd floors, fully applianced, WD hookup. $925. (203) 265-9871 WALLINGFORD Historic District, 1 BR, Newly Remodeled, Quaint Apt! BR & BA on 2nd Flr, Off St. Park. No Smoking/Pets, Heat Incld. $900/mo. (203) 488-7163

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 MERIDEN Rm For Rent. All Utils incl. Share Kitchen, Bath & Living Rm. Washer & Dryer. Off St Parking. $125/Wk. 2 Wks Sec. $50 Key Deposit. 203 605-8591

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

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD Hair Dressing Studio. $600/mo. Call (203) 376-2160

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD Newer Double Wide. 2 BR, 2 BA, Central Air, Mint Condition in Up Scale Park. $79,900! Call 203-799-7731 Also available, Brand New 2 BR in Upscale Park. $59,900! Financing Available. Call 203-799-7731


1st SHIFT Maintenance Mechanic PREVIOUS MAINTENANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Electrical, welding, and hydraulic experience preferred. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen. 5 day work week with overtime as required. Full benefits APPLY IN PERSON ONLY Northeastern Shaped Wire 411 North Main St Southington, CT ANIMAL CONTROL Part-time, 19 hours per week. Assistant needed to help operate and maintain a municipal animal control facility in accordance with State statutes and local ordinances. Must be available to work evenings, holidays and weekends, and able to respond to calls within 30 minutes. This position requires a valid CT driver’s license with no violations over the past 3 years and the ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds. Rate of pay: $12.00 to $14.00 hourly. Apply by July 30, 2013 to: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492. EOE

BEST CLEANERS SHIRT PRESSER We currently have FT opportunity for a shirt presser. Hours are 8am until finish; Mon-Sat approx. 30 hrs/wk. Job requires an individual with a good attitude who is motivated to learn & is a team player. Benefits include: Health, dental, and life ins., paid vaca, birthdays and hol’s, FSA, uniforms, retirement plan, 401K plus more. Drug Screen required. Please apply in person: 94 Washington Avenue, North Haven (203) 234-2378 CDL DRIVER Needed! Outdoor Work, Landscaping a Plus, Training Available. Call 203-284-0707 or email to: DRIVERS CDL-A, T/T Drivers $1000+ Per Week! Assigned Equipment! Great Hometime! Northeast Regional, Solo Call Ryan @ 1-800-726-6111 GENERAL LABOR

BEAT THE HEAT!! ALL DEPTS HIRING! $450-$550/week potential We are ahead production & behind on staff. We are putting 20 people to work this week!! We will place & train motivated individuals into the following depts:

SETUP & DISPLAY MANAGEMENT CUSTOMER SERVICE FT/PT available-come beat the rush & join our team!!!! Setting up interviews Mon & Tues. 860-329-0317


ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ASSEMBLER Worldwide manufacturer located in Wallingford has opening for heavy electrical wiring assembler and mechanical assembly work. Five years experience desired. FT with competitive pay and excellent benefits. Email cover letter, resume and hourly rate history to Or mail to PO Box 566 Durham CT 06422. EOE GENERAL LABOR

New Office Needs New Faces ALL DEPTS HIRING Are you good at working with your hands? Do you like working with people/customers? Can you lift 25 pounds? $350-$645/week potential (FT only) Call Mon - Fri For Interview Times 860-329-0325 Positions Will Fill Up Fast Early Birds Text (info) to: 860-770-8307 PART TIME TECHNICIAN Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. has an immediate opening for a part-time Technician, based in our equipment/materials yard storage facility in Southington, CT. Key responsibilities include: ordering and maintaining stock; recordkeeping; preparing and filling equipment requests for field crews on a daily basis; equipment calibration and maintenance. A high school diploma and an appropriate background (mechanically inclined, selfmotivated, related prior experience) and basic computer skills are required. Apply online to; by fax (860)-410-2993; or mail to: Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. Attn: Human Resources 100 Northwest Drive Plainville, CT 06062. EOE/AA ROGERS ORCHARDS SOUTHINGTON, CT needs 6 temporary workers 8/1/2013 to 11/3/2013. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to worker who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the work days during the contract period. $10.91 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-263-6020. Or apply for the job at the nearest local office of the SWA. Job order #4559148. May perform any combination of tasks related to the production and harvesting of apples, pears. peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots including pruning, thinning, hoeing, baiting, irrigating, mowing, fertilizing and harvesting. Workers will be using straight and step ladders and will be required to lift approx 40 lbs while descending and ascending ladder on sustained basis. At least 2 months experience in duties listed required.


Friday, July 26, 2013 — The Southington Citizen

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Chevrolet, Mazda, Isuzu 200 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517

Work Behind The Scenes Our energized fulfillment center comprises the online businesses of and We offer a competitive salary, shift differential pay and various schedules. Macy’s Discounts & Much More Love a deal? You, your spouse and eligible dependents will receive a 20% discount on most regular-price and sale merchandise at all Macy's, Inc. divisions. And, at some special times of the year, additional discounts are offered to our associates. Associates are also eligible for great discounts on things such as cell phones, computers, flowers, tax preparation, and event tickets! Interested? Apply online at: Or you are welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday.



Full-time & Part-time / All shifts

Applicants must be 18 years old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check. Macy’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.

203.288.7761 Art Rich Photography Entry Level: Full Time Digital Technician Position to Start Immediately. ● Downloading digital media ● Image file management ● Editing of photos ● Data entry and some retouching ● Layout design ● Experience with Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Bridge is a must! This is a seasonal job. Please email or fax resume to Jamie Bichun at or fax to (860) 628-0468. No phone calls please. HELP WANTED

DRIVERS: Home Weekly. Pay up to $.40/mi., 70% D & H/90% No Touch Freight. BCBS/Dental/ Vision/401k. Class A CDL 6 Months Exp. 877-704-3773

HELP WANTED BERLIN BOARD OF EDUCATION Head Custodian To view job and apply visit:

GENERAL LABORERS wanted for utility construction company. Must have driver’s license. Please call 860-349-2208, extension 21

HOUSECLEANERS WANTED MAIDPRO Southington. Must be available M-F, 8-5, need Driver’s Lic, reliable car. $10/hr starting wage, plus tips, gas reimb. Hours will vary. Call 203-630-2033 ext. 118. Hablamos Espanol.

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN: Available Immediately - Full Time Position, Commercial & Industrial Work, 5+ Yrs Experience Preferred. Please Respond with Previous Experience & References. Benefits Include: Medical Insurance, 401k, Paid Vacations & Holidays. Please Reply to No Phone Calls!

WAREHOUSE Import Distributor Looking for a dependable, articulate, & attention to detail person. Must be a team player capable of delegating & coordinating daily tasks to meet company goals. Fast paced multi task position requiring exp with mechanical lifts & equipment. Must be proficient with Microsoft & Excel. Capable of lifting up to 60 lbs as well as a working knowledge of warehouse activities. Position is in line for advancement. Fax Resume to Ray (203) 284-0886

Long Term - Full Time Auto Technicians Who Take Pride in their Work Wanted for Stable Dealer Group

TECHNICIANS NEEDED ASE and Franchise Certification Helpful GM CAR & TRUCK - MAZDA/ FOREIGN EXPERIENCE MEDIUM DUTY: PLENTY OF WORK/ FLEXIBLE HOURS/ PROFESSIONAL PARTS DEPT. Come Work with the BEST in a Franchised Favored Automotive Quality Shop. 52 Service Bays with Attached FULL SERVICE Body Shop MODERN EQUIPMENT! Family Owned and Operated AND Financially Stable since 1952 and Still Growing! Brand New Facility for Chevrolet, Mazda, and Isuzu. Massive State of the Art Service Facility seeking Qualified Professionals, Guaranteed Pay, Flat Rate, Excellent Benefits Package Includes: Paid Training, Medical, Dental, Retirement and Excellent Long Term Co-Workers! Stop In and Check Us Out at:

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire -

Be the first to get on the list to contract a route Please call Record-Journal Circulation

Partyka Chevrolet, Mazda, Isuzu

(203) 634-3933

200 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517

(203) 288.7761




(Confidentiality Assured) HELP WANTED

HOUSECLEANING Mon-Friday 8am-5pm. No nights or weekends. Car req. Weekly paychecks. Fax Resume to 203-272-2278 or Email to LOOKING for Office Helper. Needs Computer & Writing Skills. Part Time Position. Call 203-264-1858


MACHINE OPERATORS Meriden/Middletown Area CNC, Manual, Press, QC All Shifts Available

Contact HCI 203-634-8427 MAINTENANCE Mechanic Wire manufacturing equipment. Non-auto experience needed. FT Apply in person 508 N Colony St. Meriden or email

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC Wire manufacturing equipment. Non-auto experience needed. FT Apply in person 508 N Colony St. Meriden Or email careers@

PAINTERS Subs & Cold Callers Residential/Comm work. Call 1-800-462-3782 Ext 1279 RESTAURANT Experienced Line Cooks, Sous Chefs Wanted for busy downtime Southington Restaurant. Great Pay! Apply in person: Anthony Jacks 30 Center Street or Fax Resume (860) 426-1487 ROOFERS WANTED Laborers or Shinglers. Min Exp 3-5 yrs, Full time position. Must have driver’s license . 203-879-7551

TOWN OF PLAINVILLE Head of Technical and Adult Services Librarian. For position information visit our Website at EOE/MF WAREHOUSE: Electronics Parts Distributor seeking a full time warehouse person for shipping & receiving. Apply at Midstate Electronics, 71 So Turnpike Rd. Wallingford, CT. 06492 or email resume to: dennisv@


The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 26, 2013

SALE DATES: Thurs. July 25 -July 31, 2013 Indian Tapestry Rugs Disposable Moisture Absorber

3’X5’ Comp. $60

25 $ 60


9.8 oz

1 249 99

5’X7’ Comp. $150

1 Gallon Liquid Shock OR 1 lb. Powdered Shock

Closet Hanging


1 Gallon Algaecide OR 1 Gallon Clarifier






Sierra II Gazebo 12’x12’

Comp. $249.99

Professional Artist 10’x10’ Gazebo

Escort Gazebo 12’x14’

• Open roof gabled design • Includes rolling bag

44999 Comp. $699.99

Compare $20-$24 Your Choice

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Comp. $48 Your Choice





100% rayon

Comp. $30

Includes all side/end walls






15 $ 5 2/$ 5





4 10 50




Sunblock lotion for baby. SPF 45+, 3 oz.





6’ Fiber Reactive Prints Comp. $20

Suncare Sprays & Lotions

10 $ 12


3 oz - 5 oz Assorted SPF’s



2 flush mount rod holders, adjustable back rest & removable seat cushion

Comp. $799.99





37” Body Board


Kayak Paddle



Ladies Lacrosse

WONDER Wheeler Plus


Shafts, heads (strung & unstrung), full sticks, gloves, shortsleeve game jerseys, reversible pinneys, landyards, game kilts, mesh practice shorts.

All terrain cart. Holds 4 chairs, large cooler, towels & umbrellas.

SAVE 50-75%

Comp. $129



Grill Covers

Flannel Lined - Green

27” high cook surface Comp. $39.99



$20........................... 10 $ $20........................... 10 $ $20........................... 10 $ $25........................... 14 $


Extra thick insulation leak proof liner

Comp. $49





18 $ 50 6 can Comp. $9.......... 4 $ 12 can Comp. $10.......... 6 $ 30 can Comp. $15.......... 9 $ 48 can Comp. $24...... 12 $

40 can Comp. $39....

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Comp. $5

Gait® Mens Lacrosse Shafts, unstrung heads, pinneys, shorts & jerseys Assor tment varies by store! Shop early for best selection!

Premium Towels


Memory Foam Toppers CLOSEOUT! 2.5” - 2.5 lbs Memory Foam with zippered cover

with built in pump, 18” off the ground. Comp. $106

Waterproof flocked top & 2 in 1 valve Comp. $20



Self-Inflating Highrise Queen Size Air Mattress

Twin Size

Opens & folds in seconds. Includes storage bag/cover. Comp. $100

Ladies Field Hockey Sticks



59”...............Comp. $50...........................$20 68”...............Comp. $50...........................$22



Large Wagon

Fishing Rod Combos

Uses standard 16.4 oz cylinder. Comp. $29.99

59”...............Comp. $40...........................$18 68”...............Comp. $40...........................$20

Soft Sided Rolling Cooler 60 Can



Portable Propane Grill

Deluxe Flannel Lined - Black

Insulated Coolers from North Peak

Comp. $79

18” Charcoal Grill

68” Std Vinyl Comp. $12....................... $6

Compare $9.99-$11.99

12’ Vector Fishing Kayak

41” Hard Slick Performance Board

$ $

Compare $6.99


Super Premium Comp. $24

Bug Zapper


Baby Blanket®

5’ Standard Comp. $8

450 $ 5

Citronella Bucket

Holds all standard water jugs (not included)


Beach Sand Chair


Cutter® Backwoods or Skinsations® 7.5 oz Your Choice

Citronella Torch Fuel 50 oz

Hot/Cold Water Cooler

Arizona Blue®








3Pk Replacement Wick...


5 Position Folding Beach Chair

8’ Beach Umbrella with sand anchor

7’ Sun Block Tilting Beach Umbrella



Pulsating Sprinkler


Kids Backpacks & Messengers For boys & girls. Comp. $12 - $15 Youth Backpacks $ & Slings Comp. $16-$26...... 10

Premium pvc

SPF 100+

Wasp & Hornet Killer or REPEL® Sportsmen Insect Repellent 6.5 oz Your Choice

5’ Metal Patio Torch

2800 S.F Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler







Our reg. $10 each Your Choice

53”...............Comp. 59”...............Comp. 68”...............Comp. 80”...............Comp.



5’ Fancy Bamboo Patio Torch

50’ - 5/8” Premium Rubber-Vinyl Garden Hose

Whirling Lawn Sprinkler OR Pulsating Sprinkler on Wheels

4 Position High Back EZ In EZ Out Aluminum Chair

5 Position Aluminum Chair

Comp. $30-$50



5 Position Lay Flat Aluminum Beach Chair


Luxurious Egyptian cotton, cotton spandex & more. S - 3XL


9’ Patio Umbrella

Wood or aluminum frames



Men’s Polos

Comp. $36

Folding Quad Chair



Outer Banks® Famous Maker Cargo Shorts


Adult Size Backpacks With CD port & computer sleeve. Padded straps. Comp. $25 - $30




18’ x 20’2” 2 in 1 Canopy Pack

Your Choice

Your Choice


Fashion Knit Tops


Oversized Folding Chair

And 1®

Comp. $89

Cotton spandex

Cotton/Spandex or Rayon, Nylon, Spandex

Drawstring waist

Comp. $29

11’ max peak height. Includes 4 sidewalls, front signage pouch & rolling transport bag.

OR Zero Gravity Multi-Position Recliner

Famous Label Capris

Dept. Store Embellished Knit Tops


Comp. $90


Dept. & Specialty Store Label Better Capris

7’ Beach Market Umbrella OR 7 Position Backyard & Beach EZ In EZ Out Aluminum Chair

8’ Wood Shaft Market Umbrella



Comp. $299.99



Comp. $24

Knit or Garment Dyed Sheeting Capris



Long rayon challis or regular length poly spandex

4 lbs

Comp. $159.99



Available in most stores

Print Dresses

7 lbs................29 99 15 lbs..................59 99 25 lbs..................79


22999 25999


Your Choice

Reg. Price $369.99

Reg. Price $339.99


3” Jumbo Tabs •Quick Tabs •8 oz Sticks

22” 3 in 1 Lawnmower

22” 2 in 1 Lawnmower

Comp. $30




Maxi Tank Dresses

Your Choice

Your Choice

STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sunday 9am-8pm

Ocean State

Bath Sheet.........................................................$7 Bath Towel.......................................................$5 Hand Towel...........................................1.50 Wash Cloths & ¢ Fingertips.........................................................75

12 ft. Saltwater Combo & Kit

8’ Surf Fishing Rod Combo Comp. $60

Comp. $100

We have mostly Queen Sizes!

Your Choice




Braid™ Fishing Lures

Compare $8.99 to $29.99 Your Choice






Microfiber Sheet Sets ON SALE!

Memory Foam OR Latex Pillow Your Choice

Some Twin, Full & King sizes available.

Cooling Bandana Reusable 1000s of times








We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards & All Major Credit Cards


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We warmly welcome


07 26 2013 the southington citizen  

07-26-2013 The Southington Citizen

07 26 2013 the southington citizen  

07-26-2013 The Southington Citizen