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Volume 7, Number 1

2009

Friday, Januar y 1, 2010

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The DePaolo Middle School National Junior Honor Society collected more than 400 items for Bread for Life. Pictured, from left to right in the back row, are Nik Thomson, Joe Taglia, Josh Dobratz, Lily Herman, Alexis Dziubek, Carolyn Zesut and Marissa Tedeschi. In the front, are Stephen Barmore, Mike Rogalski, Mike Aylett, Dan Connolly and Madeline Sadlowski.

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MidState Medical Center held the ’50s-themed Swing and Sway Gala at the Aqua Turf Club. Approximately 400 people attended the hospital’s largest fundraiser, which featured a 52-item silent auction. All proceeds from the gala benefited MidState Medical Center programs and services.

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Photos by Deb Mikan

Children gathered at Recreation Park for the Kids Entertainment Series. Many had their faces painted by Valentine the Clown.

Inside Calendar .........................18 Marketplace ....................31 Obituaries..........................9 Opinion............................14 Real Estate .....................31 Seniors............................10 Sports..............................21

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For the past 50 years, Joe Aldieri, of Zwicks Farm Road, Plantsville, has painted his window for Christmas.

Shannon Perry, 14, volunteers her time greeting children and handing out goodies dressed as a snowman at Halloween in the Village. She is pictured with Sandy Amato, Plantsville Village Association member and executive director at The Arc of Southington.

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Southington resident Brianna Baribault delivers toys to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center after organizing a toy drive at Mercy High School.

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Southington loses gentleman politician

Southington lost another link to its past last week with the passing of James A. Wallace Sr. Wallace, 81, passed away on Monday, Dec. 21 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. He was the husband of Joan (Wendt) Wallace to whom he was married for 57 years. Wallace was born in Meriden on March 8, 1928 but was a lifelong resident of Southington. Together with his brother Richard, he ran Wallace Jewelers in downtown Southington. The business was destroyed by an explosion and fire in 1980. After that he worked at Lux Bond & Green Jewelers

until his retirement. He was longtime and active member of the Church of Saint Dominic, serving as a trustee since 1969 and also as a lector and Eucharistic minister. In announcing his passing to the parish community, Fr. Ronald P. May, pastor of Saint Dominic, said, “we have all lost a man of deep faith, steadfast stewardship and commitment to Saint Dominic Parish, who has served it in so many ways since its founding nearly 40 years ago, and a man of lifetime service to his beloved community of Southington.” At the same time, the incoming president of the parish council, Dr. Patricia Joyce, praised Wallace as “a founding member of our parish, a parish trustee and a

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sible for the beginning of a number of the town’s service organizations. “His community work behind the scenes laid the groundwork for many of the organizations that serve people today, like the Bread for Life and the community services department,” said former councilor Andy Meade, who served with Wal-

lace on a number of the early town councils. Politics played a major part in Wallace’s life. He was elected to the post of selectman under the representative town meeting form of government, and was elected to the second town council after the incepSee Wallace, page 28

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Luigi Barbato congratulates Mario Fontaine for winning first and third place for red wine in the wine contest held during the Southington Italian American Festival. Submitted photo

Judges taste the wine at the Southington Italian American Festival.

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Carm Natelli, dressed as a good fairy, takes to the air during a past YMCA Polar Plunge held at Camp Sloper. This year’s event will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.

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Not to worry, folks. Planning is in the final stages for the fifth annual YMCA Polar Plunge, so those of you who are masochistically inclined to jump into a pond full of not quite freezing water still have time to register for the annual body temperature drop which will be held at YMCA Camp Sloper Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. The plunge is being held to raise money for camp scholarships, which will go directly to families who can not afford to send their child or children to camp. Last year’s event raised about $15,000, which enabled about 40 kids to spend a two week session at the camp. This year’s goal is $18,000. Outdoor Center Director Mark Pooler said, “It costs about $380 dollars for each two week camp session, and we don’t turn anyone away because of financial reasons. We try and furnish about $40,000 in camp scholarships to needy children, so the need for funding is always there.” Pooler also attempted to explain the lure of the event. “I guess people like to see people do silly things, and this certainly qualifies as one. But it’s for a good cause,” Pooler said. “We had 15 plungers at the first event,” he said, “and last year we had about 150, so the idea has taken hold and

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The Kiwanis of Southington honors scholarship winners, from left to right, president Gregory Cook, scholarship committee member Beverly Skinnon, scholarship recipients Melissa Hastie, Rabia Sarosh Hamid and Kristin Johansen, and scholarship committee member Malcolm MacKay.

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Southington middle school students posed for photos after being chosen for a banquet for top students across the state sponsored by McDonald’s owners and the Connecticut Association of Schools. Above left: Maeghan Chapman and James Doyle represent JFK Middle School. Above right: Bryan Davis and Taylor Waters represent DePaolo Middle School. Also in the pictures, from left to right, are master of ceremonies Scott Gray, McDonald’s owner operator Pattie McKnight, keynote speaker Patti Kinney and education commissioner Mark McQuillan.

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Town takes steps to provide shelter By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen

The town was quick to react to midweek power outages resulting from the cold and wind. The fact that no one needed to take advantage of the temporary shelter set up at the Calendar House did nothing to subtract from the effort, according to town officials. “We received a number of calls from the residents in that area, regarding how

long the outages would last, would they spread and, if so, what should we do,” said Southington Police Department spokesman Sgt. Lowell DePalma. “Because of that, Chief Daly made the decision to open the emergency shelter, and we began to utilize members of our Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) to staff it.” The shelter was opened at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, and remained open until 8 p.m. At the time the shelter

opened, Connecticut Light & Power reported more than 1,100 Southington residents had lost power. There were about 500 outages when the shelter closed, a number that was rapidly diminishing. DePalma said CL&P kept the department fully abreast of situation. The department used their new Facebook and Twitter capabilities to let the public know of the shelter’s opening, along with announcements on local TV

and radio stations. DePalma said the department received a number of calls from the Jenson’s mobile home facilities on Queen Street and Redstone Road concerning the outages. “We couldn’t find a way to contact them as a whole,” DePalma said, “so we sent cruisers to the facilities and canvassed the neighborhood that way. “We felt we had to, since it was a high density area pop-

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and his wife, Jeanette, all of Athol, Mass.; a sister, Audrey McKnight and her husband, Sheldon, also of Athol, Mass.; six grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by several brothers and sisters, including Eugene Witham. Funeral services were held Dec. 30, 2009 at First Lutheran Church, New Britain. Burial followed in South End Cemetery in Southington. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, is handling the arrangements. Donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 77 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051 or to the New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096.

necticut, Bradley Campus. Born in Pultusk, Poland July 25, 1939, she was a Southington resident for more than 30 years and prior to that lived in New Britain. She is survived by her husband, John; and her children, Amy and Walt Henderson, of Berlin, and Jason and Sara Jane Zytka, of Burlington. She was predeceased by a son, David Grazulwich; and her mother and father, Edward and Zofia Palasek. She leaves four brothers, Stanley and his wife, Ellen, of Matthews, N.C., Joseph and his wife, Kathy, of Richardson, Texas, Henry and his wife, Janie, of Southington, and Edward and his wife, Christine, of Kensington; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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Pamela M. (Cote) Therrien, 56, of Southington, entered into eternal life Dec. 24, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born Dec. 27, 1952 in Hartford, she was a daughter of the late Hector J. and Corinne (Lajoie) Cote. She was employed by Sam’s Club for more than 20 years where she made many friends. She loved to do crossword puzzles, play poker, pokeno and yahtzee with her family. She leaves her four children, Darlene Sidoti, Lisa Therrien, Jason J. Therrien and Scott B. Therrien, all of Southington; two sisters, Joyce Gregoire and Carol Blancato, both of Southington; a brother-in-law, Anthony Blancato, of Southington; five grandchildren, whom she loved and adored with all her heart, Alyssa R. Sidoti, Anthony Sidoti Jr., Zarianna Valentin, Taylor R. Therrien and Jaden Tyler Therrien; nephews, Darren Blancato and his wife, Melissa, and Steven Gregoire and his girlfriend, Lisa Oaks; nieces, Corinna Nutting and her husband, Allen, Belinda Celinski and her husband, Stephen, and Kimberly Figuereido and her husband, Sergio. She also leaves many godchildren and friends, including her special friend, Paula Bergeron, and was a special memere to many. She was predeceased by a brother-inlaw, Richard Gregoire; a sonin-law, Anthony Sidoti Sr.; a niece, Stephanie Nutting; and a nephew, Glen R. Gregoire. Funeral services were held Dec. 30, 2009 from DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Jerome Church, New Britain for a Mass. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research

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Church of Saint Dominic, where he had served as a trustee since 1969 and also as a lector and eucharistic minister. He had a deep interest in sports and played baseball, basketball and football for Lewis High School in Southington. He also refereed midget football games for several years and umpired for Little League Baseball. As a member of the Post 72 American Baseball committee he served as statistician and score keeper for 12 years. He was elected to the post of selectman under the selectman/RTM form of government, a position he held for 10 years and served for an additional 10 years as a councilman after the inception of the council-manager form of government which he strongly advocated. He was also a member of the original industrial development commission and was appointed to the ethics committee. He was an incorporator of The Hospital of Central Connecticut and served on various civic and charitable committees including the Child Guidance Clinic of Meriden, the Visiting Nurses Association, the YMCA Board of Directors and the Southington Social Action Council. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 72 of Southington. He was especially gratified to have been chairman of the Social Action Council which was responsible for the beginning of the Margaret Griffin Day Care Center, the Bread for Life program and the Southington Food Bank. His civic awards included the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award and the Unico

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CitizenOpinion Bob Dornfried

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New year, new tighter belt

Town Meetings Thursday, Jan. 8

Tuesday, Jan. 6 Planning and Zoning Commission, Town

Hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Head-

quarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Charter Revision Commission, Town Hall

council chambers, 7 p.m.

Board of Education, Kelley Elementary School, 501 Ridgewood Road, 7:30 p.m. Board of Police Commissioners, Police Headquarters conference room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6:15 p.m. Board of Water Commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m.

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Robert Mayer, Managing Editor Robin Lee Michel, Assistant Managing Editor Zachary Janowski, Associate Editor Harry Kyle, Associate Editor Michael Guerrera, Sports Ken DiMauro, Bob Dornfried Contributors Brian Monroe, Advertising Director Doug Riccio, Christine Nadeau Advertising Sales Michael F. Killian, General Manager

We have now begun a new decade in both our personal and municipal lives, one that may be far different Kyle than the ones preceding it. It appears the economic and political climate we have been living in recently may be around for a number of years into the future, and, if so, will result in living conditions unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. Economic conditions may lead to a government that is much smaller than we’re accustomed to. Something similar to President Reagan’s “trickle down” effect, only this time it will be the costs that flow downhill, rather than the profits. The effect will most surely be felt by local citizens who will be faced with rising property taxes and fees (another word for taxes) caused by the elimination of federal and state aid, made in an effort to cope with a dwindling revenue source. In addition, the citizens themselves, whose contributions fund a great portion of the revenue stream governments rely on, are themselves being challenged by a similar reduction, if not the elimination, of their own primary resource streams. It is entirely possible that services once taken for granted by Southington residents may be considered a luxury in the future, ones we will have to do without. Please keep in mind, the following is a list of possibilities, not suggestions. Take the town’s leaf collection program, for example. There is $300,000 in the current budget for the program, along with parts of departmental budgets allocated to the program. Should Southington officials decide to join almost all the other municipalities

in the state and initiate a leaf bagging and collection program, a significant portion, maybe even all, of that cost could be eliminated, resulting in less spending. But the leaf vacuum program is somewhat of a “sacred cow” in town, which presents a conundrum to those charged with making the call. Who would you rather be, the politician that espouses the elimination of the program, or the politician that calls for higher property taxes to fund it? Other possible remedies to the problem could lie in shorter hours and/or less municipal personnel. Many educational programs, both athletic and instructional may have to be eliminated, with the ones that spend a large amount of money to accommodate a relatively small number of students the first to be considered. The possibility of staff reductions in the school system cannot be easily dismissed. As far as sports programs go, organized teams at the middle school level may be curtailed, if not eliminated entirely, and the “pay for play” concept may be discussed again. As far as our public safety forces go, there probably won’t be any reduction in size, except for retirements and possibly early retirement packages, and any additions to staff will just fill that gap. So existing town personnel will be left to shoulder what most probably will be an increasing workload. I don’t think very many in town aren’t aware of the problems we face, and that, for better or worse, they have to be addressed in some way. And, since most experts say the current economic climate will exist for the next few years, perhaps we better get used to a tightened belt. — Harry Kyle


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Inquiring Photographer What are The Citizen’s New Year’s resolutions? I received a PlayStation 3 game system for Christmas, and I’m going to do my best to become a typical “nerdy gamer” next year. Mike Guerrera Sports Writer

I will spend more time writing and maybe even get started on a book. Zach Janowski Associate Editor

I want to try and enjoy whatever the New Year brings my way, and not cause trouble for myself and those around me. Harry Kyle Associate Editor

I will try to have less stress and relax more in the upcoming year. Lisa Olsen News Clerk

I started eating a little better and exercising more at the end of last year, and want to continue that in 2010. I also want to read more next year. Doug Riccio Advertising Sales

Letters to the Editor Powdered thanks To the editor: We would like to sincerely thank everybody who took part in this year’s Powder Puff football game at Veterans Stadium in New Britain on Monday, Nov. 23. The annual game has become a very popular senior activity at Southington High School, but it is even more important as a fundraising event. Each year, the game generates money to assist members of the senior class with financial needs and various improvement projects to the Southington High campus. This year’s contest against New Britain was salvaged from the scrapheap after a series of unhealthy rivalries and unsportsmanlike play threatened the future of the annual contest. Southington may have lost on the field, but athletes on both sidelines proved to be winners. Both teams played hard until the final second ticked off the clock. The game was fair, well-played, and most of all, it was fun. Usually we judge a team’s overall success by its wins and losses, but we would like to add that it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. Both teams can be proud of their efforts on the field. As our season comes to an end, we’d like to take this opportunity to recognize many of the individuals and entities that contributed to the success of this year’s Powder Puff game. Without your help, this game wouldn’t be possible. First and foremost, we’d like to thank SHS Principal Kathleen McGrath and the high school administration for their continued support. We’d like to thank the New Britain High School administration and their coaching staff for their focus on sportsmanship and fair play. We’d like to thank Eric Swallow and the SHS athletic department for providing our practice fields, and we’d like to thank all of the Lady Knight varsity coaches for allowing their seniors to participate in Powder Puff with their classmates. We’d like to send special

thanks to Keith St. Amand and the C.C.A.F.O. for providing superior officiating. Thanks to Art Rich Photography for purchasing a championship plaque, and members of the Southington business community that supported the 2010 SHS Powder Puff program. Thanks to Heather Allenback for donating her time to “coach-up” the SHS 2010 Puff cheerleaders; you really outdid yourself this year! We’d also like to thank all of the family and friends who braved the elements to attend the game. Most of all, we’d like to thank the 83 senior girls from Southington High School and the 37 senior girls from New Britain High School. You made both communities proud with your sportsmanship. You won something for all of us by the way you played the game. Charles Kemp Marybeth Moleski Co-Advisors, SHS Powder Puff Football

Yin and yang To the editor: On the night of Dec. 7, I was parked on Main Street, and a vehicle drove by at a high rate of speed, hitting one of God’s creatures that had darted into the road. For a brief moment the motorist braked as I could see the lights flash on for a second but he kept on going. What if this was a child? I wonder if he would have stopped? Please, let’s all take the time to proceed with caution, on Main Street to prevent future tragedies. In spite of this, I witnessed something very profound, and many acts of kindness were seen on that cold, wintry evening. As the creature laid lifeless on the side road, I jumped out of my parked vehicle to assist this animal and to my surprise the cat was alive. At that moment a motorist driving by pulled over to see if she could help in anyway. The cat tried to stand up but could only drag its back leg. Again it tried to run off but fell to the ground in the driveway. Maria stayed with the animal while I ran across the

street to retrieve a box from the convenience store. While inside, people expressed concern for the animal. Someone gave me a box and I dashed back across the street. Maria and I tried to place the cat into the box so I could get her some medical attention but to no avail. The cat bolted into a large bush that was near by. I called several local veterinary hospitals to find somewhere we could take the animal for treatment. I came back sometime later with a flashlight but couldn’t see into the interior of the bush as it was very thick. I went back in the morning and tried to find the cat but could not find my miracle of hope. I returned later that day and in the days that followed and I keep looking for it whenever I am in the area. What I witnessed that night were gifts, simple things like kindness, compassion and love from within the souls of all who were touched by the plight of that cat. Thanks to all who were present on that evening. Kim Steeves Southington

Sing gratitude To the editor: The Vacation Center, Machiavelli’s Restaurant, Praline’s Café and the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce raised $2,000 to support Southington Community Services to help feed the needy. For nine weeks singers in the Southington area joined to help reach a goal set by me. All proceeds, such as entry fees from the contestants and cover charge donations by those attending, went for this cause. We want Southington to know that we are here, not just to do business, but also to support our community. Helping others is what life is all about. Although we’ve successfully added money to buy for food for the pantry, we need to continue to fill the shelves. We ask that you help fill the pantry shelves by dropping off a food item to The Vaca-

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Southington Education Foundation kicks off Submitted photo

Thalberg Elementary School fifth-grader Daniel Hackerman ruled his school when he became principal for the day after his parents, Dave and Deb Hackerman, won the special title for him during the Southington Education Foundation’s kickoff event. In his role as acting principal, in place of Principal Beecher Lajoie, he got to make the morning announcements, read to three classes, observe a fire drill and call the buses at the end of the day. In addition, he and a friend were treated to lunch by Lajoie at Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza.

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R. Julia DeMayo, 96, of Plantsville, died Dec. 21, 2009 at Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late A. Robert DeMayo. She was born in Italy on Feb. 6, 1913, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Tommasina (Ruggiero) Mariconda. She was a graduate of St. Raphael’s School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement, she was the administrator at Bradley Memorial Hospital. She started her career in 1934 as a private registered nurse, and then was on staff at Undercliff Hospital in Meriden. She came to Bradley Memorial in 1940 as a floor duty nurse and moved up to head of nursing; she was appointed administrator at Bradley in August of 1942 and served for 19 years. She was appointed to the Council of Nursing Relations in 1953, and was a charter member of the National Advisory Committee on Small Hospital Administration of Hospital Management Magazine. She helped establish and organize the Bradley Memorial Women’s Auxiliary. She was a member of the Council of Nursing Relations and a trustee of the Connecticut Hospital Association. She is survived by two sisters, Fanny Janazzo, of Plantsville, and Palmina Manfred, of Mystic; a brother, James and his wife, Carolyn Mariconda, of Bayport, N.Y.; nephews, Dr. Ernest Manfred, Thomas Manfred, David Mariconda and James Janazzo; and a niece, Anne Mariconda. She was predeceased by sisters, Mary and Louise Mariconda. A private funeral was held at St. Thomas Church. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, handled arrangements.


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Happy New Year from The Southington Citizen Holiday closings — Southington Town Hall and the Southington Public Library and Barnes Museum will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day. The Southington Citizen office will also be closed.

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Hoop shoot — The Southington Elks Lodge 1669 has scheduled the annual hoop shoot for Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. The hoop shoot is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

Trophies will be awarded to the winners who will advance to the district competition. The finals will be held at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. For more information, contact Richard McDonough at (860) 628-5964.

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Monday

Boys swim team fundraiser — Southington High School Boys Swim Team has scheduled a fundraiser at Friendly’s restaurant, 408 Queen St., Monday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. A portion of proceeds will support the team. Dog park meeting — The Southington Dog Park Association will meet Monday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m., in Town Hall council chambers. La Leche League of Southington — A mother-

Life-saving work

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Falcons Nest 307 held a pasta fundraiser for the Petrocione family in August. Tom Petrocione, a Southington High School graduate living in Plainville, was in a crash on I-95 in early June and was in Bridgeport Hospital recovering from second- and third-degree burns. Two off-duty firefighters who risked their lives to save him also attended the dinner. Pictured from left to right are firefighter Ed Taylor, Petrocione’s wife, Nancy, his father, Jerry, and firefighter Mike Milano. Falcons’ members organized the event and raised more than $5,500 to help the family with expenses.

to-mother breastfeeding support meeting, guided by La Leche League Leader, is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Wolcott Library, 469 Bound Line Road. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and their children can come for discussion, problem-solving and social support; snacks are served. Call Debby (860) 276-1298 to confirm location.

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Mothers of Multiples — The Greater Bristol Mothers of Multiples, a support group for moms with twins, triplets or higher order multiples or those who are expecting multiples, meets on the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. For more information, contact the membership coordinator, Tracey Gabree, at (860) 6289199, or visit the Web site www.bristolmoms.org. Newcomers and Neighbors Club — The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Southington is a women’s social club open to both new and lifelong residents of Southington. Monthly events include Ladies Night Out, Moms and Tots Playgroup, Couples Social and Book Club. The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., in the dining room. The theme is “Athletic Night.” Contact Kathleen at (720) 281-5420, or Southington_Newcomers@yahoo.com for more information.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, January 1, 2010

Thursday

Networking Group — Job Seekers, a Southington unemployment/under employed group, meets every Thursday, at 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. The group is open

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University of Connecticut chef Robert Landophi addressed the Central Connecticut Celiac Group on Sept. 27 about gluten-free cooking. Pictured with the chef are Elizabeth Fitzgerald, speaker and retired dietician, and Kathy Guida, board member of the group. to any residents in Southington and the surrounding towns and meets for approximately two hours to network and discuss various job seeking issues. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the church office at (860) 628-6958.

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Silver Tea — Southington Church Women United will meet Friday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m., for a Silver Tea at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Soup and sandwiches will be served. There is a charge to attend.

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Computer show — The Southington High School Marching Band has scheduled a Cogan Fairs Computer Show, Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the high school, 720 Pleasant St.

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Tuesday

American Legion — The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, 64 Main St., Southington, is scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., in the upper lounge of the Post Home just off the town green. Members and veterans who would like to be members are welcome to come to a meeting and become familiar with the work the American Legion is doing for the community.

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Thursday

Networking Group — Job Seekers, a Southington unemployment/under employed group, meets every Thursday, at 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. The group is open to any residents in Southington and the surrounding towns and meets for approximately two hours to network and discuss various job seeking issues. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the church office at (860) 628-6958.


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Friday, January 1, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

It wasn’t always this cold...

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John Kennedy, chairman of the Rotary’s Club Annual Golf Scramble, thanks the participants and sponsors for their support this year.

From left to right, Peter Helie, chief executive officer of Prudential Connecticut Realty, Tom Vozzella, a manager of two Prudential offices, Walter Hibbs III, manager of the company’s Fairfield office, and Peter Sanders of Golf Research Associates, Stamford, won Prudential Connecticut Realty’s fifth annual Charity Golf Tournament at Southington Country Club. The event raised nearly $20,000 for the Sunshine Kids.

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The Southington Public Library’s Summer Reading Saves the Day Grand Finale attracted 585 children and parents to the event featuring fun and activities.

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Logan Ayers rides a horse provided by Hayes Equestrian Center in Plantsville at the farmers’ market.

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Austin Paradis and Matthew Geffken celebrate reading more than 1,000 books with their John F. Kennedy grade 7 classmates from team E with ice cream sodas, a sweet sendoff to summer on the last day of school.

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Southington residents Ed Jennings, left, and Ken Stetson enjoy a bottle of The Farmer’s Daughter’s Tea and Lemonade ‘Mixed Together’ at the MS Motorcycle Run to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society at the Cadillac Ranch.


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INSIDE: Remembering the Blue Knights in 2009, page 24

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Mother Nature can’t stop Husky skiers on slopes By Dave Mongillo Special to The Citizen

Thanks to the diligent, hard work of its snow makers, Mount Southington was able to withstand the wrath of Mother Nature this week. After last weekend’s warm rain the area was able to open on Monday morning with great snow cover on their trails. I often pick on the snow makers, but they are truly magic. They work long hours in dark, cold, lonely conditions throughout winter nights, so we can enjoy skiing in morning’s sunshine. Gentlemen, thank you for a job well done. Welcome to New England skiing. The temperature w e n t from 10 degrees o n Wednesday to the 50s on Sunday afternoon, but the areas hung in there and offered g r e a t conditions for the vacat i o n week. The forecast calls for the return of winter by this weekend and new snow for Saturday morning. I spent last Wednesday at Killington, Vt., with the University of Connecticut Ski Team. It was cold (that’s winter), but conditions were great. The UConn team is training in Vermont during the holiday vacation. Some of the racers will be at Berkshire East for a Tri-State Slalom on Sunday, but the

team will be based at Killington until mid-January. There are four racers on the UConn team with long Southington connections. Chris Smedberg, in his first season on the college team, raced for Southington High School and the Mount Southington Ski Team. He learned to ski at the local resort and is eager to begin the first race of his college career. Matt Diamond skied for the Cheshire High School and the Mount Southington Ski Team before moving to Storrs. “College racing is more intense than high school skiing and the level of competition is higher than Tri-State racing,” says Diamond. “UConn races in a very competitive league against some of the top schools in the east.” Rachel Bisacky, of Chester, a junior at UConn is a co-captain of the team and also raced and trained at M o u n t Southington before college. It was interesting to learn that one of Bisacky’s coaches, when she was a junior racer, was my daughter, Beth. “It’s great to train at Killington,” says Bisacky, “They have good conditions and are always cooperative with the teams.” Larry Gianatti, Southington resident and head coach of the UConn Ski Team, is also happy to be able to train at Killington. “Killington offers good facilities for the racers and coaches,” says Gianatti, “and they always

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diligent, hard work of its snow makers, Mount Southington was able to withstand the wrath of Mother Nature this week.”

Photos courtesy of Dave Mongillo

University of Connecticut ski team members Ben Marcus, Rachel Bisacky, Coach Larry Gianatti and Matt Diamond ready to train at Killington. have good race conditions.” The day I was there the area had at least 10 teams training on the mountain and there was no congestion or lift lines. The racers seemed to interface well with the other skiers. I’m sure the average recreational skier didn’t even know there were that many race teams on the mountain. On Wednesday the Southington High School Ski Team will have the season’s first race of the winter at Mount Southington. There is a large viewing area at the local resort and it would be nice for fans to come out to cheer the team to victory. We wish you all a happy, safe and fun-filled New Year. May all your runs be smooth and graceful over fluffy new powder.

UConn racer Lauren Macko on a training run at Killington, Vt.


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Wrestling SHS 52, Farmington 24 Chris Bowles (119pounds), Pat Hamel (125), Doug Fontaine (130), Ryan Dupuis (135), Brandon Lariviere (160) and Carmine Castiglione (189) all earned pinfalls in their first conference match of the season. The collective pinfalls accounted for 36 of Southington’s 52 team points. Dan Dupuis earned a 15-4 major decision over James Paigo. Also with decisions were Don Rinaldi and Travis Daley. Cory Seeger (145) won by forfeit. The Knights dual meet record improved to 2-0 overall. Danbury Tournament Southington finished sixth overall with 101 points. Outlook: This team lost a lot of talent and depth with the 2009 graduates, but the

The Southington Citizen — Friday, January 1, 2010

Blue Knights Scoreboard 2010 version of Blue Knights wrestling is once again proving why it is one of the top programs in the state year in and year out. Boys Ice Hockey E.O. SmithTolland-Windham 3, Hall-SHS 0 John Gradante made 28 saves in the losing effort as Hall-Southington dropped to 1-3 overall, 1-2 in conference. Hall-SHS 9, Windsor-East Granby 1 Justin Trzcinski and Jeff Moore combined for 14 saves and the co-op got two goals each from Andrew Green and Tre Lerner in the win, moving them to 2-3 overall, 22 in the CCC South. Also netting goals was Kevin St. Angelo, Nick Mastroianni, Owen Cantor, Colin Grodzinski and Marco Sylvester.

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Tim Sowa, a senior first year swimmer, competing at the Buckley Invitational's Dec. 18. Sowa should be a nice addition to a developing team in the pool.

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Jordan Chapman has been a young, but key element to the early season success for the Blue Knights on the hardwood.

Outlook: Well, we know one thing, this team can beat Windsor-East Granby. Their only two wins have come against that co-op. Besides that, there is a lot to still be determined by this young squad. Girls Basketball SHS 64, Rockville 33 Tori Munson led the way with 22 points and nine rebounds as Southington cruised passed Rockville and into the Southington Holiday Classic final. Jordyn Nappi added 13 points, Ellen Donahue, eight, and Mariah Berry and Val Mazrek, six each. They moved to 3-2 overall with the inter-divisional win. Outlook: After a less than promising

start, this team has turned it around. The reason could either be competition, coaching, or a young team with some rookie talent learning on the fly at a quick pace. Boys Basketball SHS 60, Wilby 52 Sal Romano had 16 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks, Tyler Dube added 16 points and Nick Defeo had 15 as Southington beat Wilby on the road. The out-of-conference win moved Southington’s record to 3-1. Outlook: If it weren’t for a horendous free throw shooting performance against Masuk, the boys would be looking at a perfect record. Still, 3-1 is nothing to shake

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Andrew Green (11) performed well in Southington’s most recent win over Windsor-East Granby. your head at and with the conference slate right around the corner in the new year, this is a team that will be looking to do

more than just qualify for the state tournament.


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Friday, January 1, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Southington Sports News Kurzatkowski named to NJCAA All-Region 21 first team for the second straight season

A 2008 Southington High graduate, Mariusz Kurzatkowski, was named to the NJCAA Division III, All-Region 21 first team for the second straight season. Kurzatkowski led Manchester Community College in scoring with 13 goals and three assists this fall. In 2008, Kurzatkowski had 45 points (17 goals, 11 assists) and participated in the NJCAA Division III National Championship Tournament in Richland, Texas. MCC successfully defended its Division III Region 21 title with back-to-back, 3-0 victories in the tournament held in Manchester. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The Cougars lost to Nassau Community College 1-0 in the District 3 Championship in Garden City, N.J. on Nov. 7. MCC was ranked seventh in the final NJCAA Division III National Poll in 2009, went unbeaten in Region 21 play (16-0-1) and will carry a 27-game Region 21 winning streak into the 2010 season.

Over 35 League Rick O’Neil scored 17 points, Mark Lampkin, 16, and Dan Lunn and Frank Vigliotti, 10 each, as Crystal Restoration improved to 2-0 with a 53-52 overtime victory over Egidio/Assante Wealth Management. Nelson Bayron scored 11 points and Mark Egidio added 10 for the 1-1 Egidio. R & M Painting opened its

season with a 63-49 win over Stanley Street Auto. Cesar Garcia scored 24 points and Rick Hammell added 15 for the winners. Stanley Street, now 1-1, was led by Mark Rocha with 19 points. DSME won for the first time in two tries as they handed PTE Energy a 36-24 defeat. Steve Cinnanti scored 10 points in victory, while PTE, 0-2, was led by Scott Mondo. Thomson Financial improved to 1-1 with a 44-41 win over Domenic’s & Vinnie’s as the Meier brothers, Kevin and Todd, scored 12 points each. D & V, now 0-2, was led by Reginal McGlotten with 14 points.

Swim team fundraiser Southington High School Boys Swim Team has scheduled a fundraiser at Friendly’s restaurant, 408 Queen St., Monday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. A portion of proceeds will support the team.

Hoop shoot Jan. 3 The Southington Elks Lodge 1669 has scheduled the annual hoop shoot for Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. The hoop shoot is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13. Trophies will be awarded to the winners who will advance to the

district competition. The finals will be held at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. For more information, contact Richard McDonough at (860) 628-5964.

Softball and Little League registration A town-wide registration for all Southington Little Leagues and Girl’s Softball is scheduled for Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Southington High School cafeteria, 720 Pleasant St. This is for Southington residents only; the minimum age is 5 years old as of April 30, 2010. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate and the parent’s driver’s license for proof of residency. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 276-6219.

Slamma Jamma basketball A Slamma Jamma basketball camp is being conducted in affiliation with the Southington Parks and Recreation Department, for Southington boys and girls in grades K through third to learn and develop their skills in playing basketball. The registration fee includes a shirt and a basketball. Registration forms may be found at the Parks and Recreation Office in the Town Hall. A

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non-refundable check should be made payable to: “Coaches Clinic of CT” and should be mailed with the completed form to Slamma Jamma, 1747 Meriden Road, Wolcott, CT 06716. Coaches Clinic of CT is directed by Coach Bob Ruderman. For further information, call (203) 879-0560. Sessions are as follows: — Tuesdays: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 at Derynoski Elementary School gymnasium, 240 Main St. Session I: Grades K to 2 — 3:35 to 4:45 p.m. Session II: Grades 1 to 3 — 4:50 to 6 p.m. — Mondays: Jan. 4, 11, 25 Feb. 1 and 8 (snow date Feb. 25) at Strong Elementary School Gymnasium, 820 Marion Ave. Session III: Grades K to 2 — 4 to 5:10 p.m.

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Wright scored 17 points and Mike Brothwell and Kal Coleman added 14 each for the winners. Jim Burns scored 13 points for S.P.D., now 0-2 on the year. Brett Lamboley scored 22 points, Jay Wilson, 19, and Rob Marshall, 17, as S.P.N.E. upped its record to 2-0 with a 73-62 win over O & D Excavating. Jeff Daddio with 17 points, Brandon Moss with 13 and Joe Nappi with 11, led the 1-1 O & D. Art Ververis scored 18 points, Chris Maroon and John Donahue, 13, and Gus Ververis, 10, as Capitol Lunch ran its record to 2-0 with a 70-52 win over the Bulls. Andrew Wright scored 18 points and Scott Brophy added 10 in a losing effort. Village Hardware evened its record at 1-1 with a 60-40 win over Athletes Underdogs. Ryan Kelly and Adrian Kaminsky scored 17 points each and Matt Venditto chipped in with 13 for the winners. Athletes, now 0-2, were led by Matt Backel with 17 points.

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Remembering the Blue Knights in 2009 By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Wow, what a year! 2009 has now officially come to a close and as quickly as it came, well, it went.

From the sports guy

I might not have been here when the 2008-’09 winter season commenced, but I certainly was still paying attention. So let’s quickly rundown what happened in case you forgot. The basketball teams took separate paths. The girls team had a lot of talent and some great seniors, the boys team didn’t make the tournament. This year, well, the

boys are promising and the girls look good, but have some youth. The gymnasts took a step back as reigning state champs, look for that to change. Hockey was great last year; this one, youth, youth, youth is the key. Wrestling was also fantastic and will continue to be, even with the loss of some key contributors and swimming looks to redevelop themselves. Indoor track is building. In the spring, baseball tied for a conference title, softball went to the final four. Boys lacrosse got a home game, but fell, girls got a new coach and new hope. Out-

door track got some great individual performances while the tennis teams played well, but lost a great man. There was a new coach on the links as well, looking to continue to help a program grow. And how could we forget those boys volleyballers? A third straight finals appearance, a third straight loss to Staples, but that doesn’t diminish their accomplishments. In the summer, there was a new baseball league that Southington’s own, Shock, won. Then came the fall and the most memorable moment, the girls volleyball team

summiting Everest and winning a state title. Boys soccer scored one goal but advanced to the quarterfinals. Girls soccer made a late surge, but came up short of the tournament. Field hockey made the tournament, suffered a tough home loss, but has a lot to look forward to with a new coach and new attitude. Boys cross country was simply great, the girls look to a bright future. Girls swimming has a big group of freshman that showed their colors this year and will be back for three more. And while football struggled to a 5-5 record, let’s not forget some stellar individ-

ual performances throughout the year and a grueling schedule that never proved easy. Oh, by the way, they were about nine points from winning three more games. Once again, the broken record plays on and some young stars will lead the way on the gridiron in 2010. So that’s it. It’s that easy. 2009 in a nutshell. It was certainly grand, but I have an inkling that 2010 is going to be even better. Only time will tell. For now, Happy New Year. What’d you think of 2009? What are you looking forward to in 2010? Let us know. Contact Mike at sports@southingtoncitizen.com.

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tion of the council-manager form of government in 1966, which he strongly advocated. He was elected to the town council in 1969 and served from 1979 to 1983 and 1985 to 1989. Wallace served as vice chairman of the council from 1981 to 1983. His civic awards included the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award and the Unico Gold Medal Award, which he received in 1985. “If ever there was a ‘Mr. 1099129

Southington,’ Jim Wallace would be the guy,” Meade said. “He was an icon here in town. He was the prime mover for the town counciltown manager form of government in Southington, a concept he really believed in. Jim was so involved in so many things in town, yet I never knew a person that didn’t like him. I agree with my wife Fran when she says ‘he was a gentleman and a gentle man.’” Another former councilman, Nick DePaolo, found Wallace to be “a gentleman at all times and very easy to talk to. I knew Jim for a long time, and he was very understanding. He loved Southington,

and gave a lot of time and attention to the town. I enjoyed working with him.” Town Manager John Weichsel recalls Wallace as a “super guy and a personal friend. I was sad to hear of his passing.” Weichsel said one of his most vivid memories of Wallace was his support of Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Association, which is a nonprofit that provides insurance, risk management and administration services to municipalities, school districts and local public agencies. “Back then, it was hard for towns to think outside box in matters like this,” Weichsel

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ther my wife nor I can figure out why I would want to jump into a pond of cold water, something many people view as being on the edge of insanity. But helping kids attend camp in the summer is a great cause.” “As a father and a police chief, I fully understand the importance of keeping kids busy, and I’m happy to do my part.” Team Board of Education will don yellow shirts to follow their leader, Brian Goralski, board chairman, into the icy waters, and Pooler himself will make his fifth consecutive foray into the frosty waters as leader of the orange-shirted Team YMCA Camp Sloper. There will also be a new level of bi-partisanship on display this year as Team Southington Politicians Past and Present, led by former town councilor and team captain Mike Riccio, plummets into the pond in their green shirts. Another new team will take the plunge for the first time this year when a team from the Southington TownWide Effort to Promote Success, or STEPS, braves the icy pond under the able direction of team captain Kelly Berkmoes. “I was kind of appointed to the post,” Berkmoes said, “but I am looking forward to the plunge. I think it will be a great way to get our program involved with and exposed to the community. But I am kind of nervous.” The STEPS team will be wearing white tee shirts. Plungers must be 18 years of age or older to participate, and are asked to sign in at the camp office beginning at 12:30 p.m., with the plunge scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. There will be two fire pits set up to warm the outside of the plungers, while hot drinks and soup will be available to thaw out their insides. For more information, call Mark Pooler at (860) 621-8194, ext. 304.


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tion Center when you’re walking by the office at 22 Center St., Southington. Those that do may receive a $25 savings certificate towards their next vacation package purchased from The Vacation Center. We are open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce feels strongly about getting involved in community events such as this. It helps show the community that the Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the welfare of its citizens, as well as the local businesses. This tie may help keep business in Southington and shows strong support for Chamber members.

Other businesses that may be interested in being a sponsor of the next Southington Sings karaoke contest may call me at The Vacation Center at (860) 621-4777. Bill Lynch Southington

A Christmas tale To the editor: Holy moley, it’s that time of year! In the Southington Citizen, when asked what the kids will be leaving for Santa and Rudolph, they said cookies for Santa and carrots for Rudolph. Well, being kind of a kid at heart myself, I decided not to do what I left Santa last year. Boy, it was bizarre if any of you remember what I left for Santa! Well, because I knew Santa was almost done climbing down all those chimneys, and I knew I would be the last house, I decided to leave

a glass of my homemade wine and some good Italian cheese. Boy, I made a big, big mistake and left the bottle. The old gent felt pretty merry knowing full well it was kind of nippy out, and after all, I was the last house. Just one more glass and then one more. Sure, it was the last glass that did him in. His eyes got droopy and he nodded off. Boy, it was a shocker when I heard snoring when I got out of bed. Being I live alone, it scared the bejabbers out of me. “Santa!” I cried out, “what the hell are you still doing here? Boy, oh boy, is Mrs. Santa mad at you and probably me too.” He got dressed, got his wobbly legs out the door and went out under my grape arbor. It’s a good thing I left a pile of hay for his reindeer and of course, Rudy. That’s what I called Rudolph, after all, he thought I was a cool guy be-

cause I left the hay. It’s a good thing the team knew how to get back to the North Pole. The old gent got on his sleigh and off he went in the frosty morning, higher and higher. Almost out of sight he shouted, “Thank you Joe! Merry Christmas! I’m now sorry I only left you a bag of coal. Come next year, be a good boy and I’ll surprise you with a ho ho ho.” He was out of sight. Well, I don’t know what to leave him this year. No cookies, he’s pretty chubby. I’ll think of something that will blow his mind because this year I want a real-life doll, blond, early sixties. I just want to see how he reacts to my wish. I want to push his buttons for what he did last year. As always, wishing one and all a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoyed my Christmas story. I end my articles with live well, love

much, and laugh often and I do. Joe Aldieri Plantsville

Good reads

To the editor: I’ve just finished reading my online version of The Citizen and the letter written on Christmas 1864 by Capt. Andrew Upson. Thanks so much to Zachary Janowski for publishing this letter and thanks to my sister-in-law, Marie Secondo, for locating and translating these letters that were written during the Civil War. It made for great reading on this Christmas Day. Also loved the article on the tea held at the Barnes Museum. I am a Southington native, born and raised there, and miss all the great events I read about. Phyllis Jennings Hampstead, N.C

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The Southington Citizen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friday, January 1, 2010 AUTOMOBILES HONDA Accord 1996 Runs, looks great. $1950 Ford Windstar 2003 New trans. Exc cond. $2950 (203) 213-1142

AUDI A4 TURBO SEDAN 2006 2.0T Quattro - 2.0 L, 4 Cyl, 4 Door, Automatic #1373 $20,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

HONDA CIVIC HYBRID 2008 Automatic. 47,360 mi #031140 $17,855 (203) 630-2926

AUDI Quattro A4 1.8T 2004

HONDA CIVIC LX 2004

4x4. Automatic. 4 cyl. 79,749 mi. #1372 $14,990 (860) 344-9916

4 door, FWD. Automatic, 4 Cyl. 82,135 mi. #1260 $9,990 (860) 344-9916

BMW 3-Series 2005 Sedan. 6Cyl. Gray/Black. Non-smoker. Original Owner. All Records. 39,000 Miles. Showroom. $22,500 203-294-1126 WLFD

MERCEDES-BENZ C Class 2007 Sport Sedan 4D C230 - 2.5 L V6 Cylinder Engine, Automatic $23,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

BMW 7 Series Sedan 1998 4D 740i - 4.4 L 8 Cyl. Automatic. #1322 $12,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

BUICK Century Ltd 2001 For sale by original owner. 60k mi. All power, leather seats. CD/Cassette player. Very good condition. $3900. (203) 237-6429

BUICK LeSabre 2002 4 door Sedan, Maroon. Automatic. Loaded. 120k. $2500. Cell 914-943-8190

MINI Cooper Hardtop 2007 1.6L 4 Cylinder Engine, 6-spd manual Getrag trans w/OD. 36,319 Mi. #1402 $22,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN COUNCIL TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON January 11, 2010 The Town Council of the Town of Southington, will hold a public hearing in the Town Council Chambers of the Town Hall Building, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, on 11th day, January, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to hear the comments of affected property owners and electors and citizens quali fied to vote in the Town of Southington concerning the following proposed ordinance: ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $300,000 FOR COSTS RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SANITARY SEWER INTERCEPTOR OF APPROXIMATELY 985 LINEAL FEET FROM 139 MILL STREET TO HIGH TOWER ROAD; AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $300,000 BONDS, NOTES AND TEMPORARY NOTES TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION BE IT ORDAINED, (a) That the Town of Southington appropriate THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000) for costs related to the construction of a sanitary sewer interceptor of approximately 985 lineal feet, running northerly beginning near 139 Mill Street to High Tower Road, as replacement for existing aerial crossing of Quinnipiac River approximately 1000 feet north of Mill Street Bridge. The project is contemplated to include construction of new 12 inch PVC sewers, television inspection of new sewers, excavation, disposal of excess material, building connections and manhole connec tions, demolition of existing crossing, repaving, curbing, driveway replacement, and related improvements. The appropriation may be spent for design, construction, acquisition and installation costs, equipment, materials, administrative, printing and permitting costs, engineering and inspection fees and costs, traffic control, sedimentation control, landscaping and turf establishment, consultant and legal fees, related improvements, related easement or land acquisition, net interest on borrowings and other financing costs, and other expenses related to the project and its financing. The Town Council shall determine the scope and particulars of the project and may reduce or modify the project scope; and the entire appropriation may be expended on the project as so reduced or modified. (b) That the Town issue its bonds or notes in an amount not to exceed THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000) to finance the appropriation for the project. The bonds or notes shall be issued pursuant to Section 7-259 or Sections 22a-475 to 22a-483 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of 1958, as amended, and any other enabling acts. The bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the Town secured by the irrevocable pledge of the full faith and credit of the Town. (c) That the estimated cost of the project described above is THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000). (d) That no amount has been included in the Town budget for the current or any previous year in anticipation of such bond issue. (e) That the period of usefulness of such project is not less than thirty years, as evidenced by the certificate of the Town Engineer filed with the Town Council and hereby approved. (f) That the Town issue and renew its temporary notes or interim funding obligations from time to time in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds from the sale of the bonds, notes, or obligations for the sewer project and the receipt of sewer grants. The amount of the notes or obligations out standing at any time shall not exceed THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000). The notes shall be issued pursuant to Sections 7-264 and 7-378 or Sections 22a-475 to 22a-483 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of 1958, as amended. The notes or obligations shall be general obligations of the Town secured by the irrevocable pledge of the full faith and credit of the Town. The Town shall comply with the provisions of Section 7-378a and 7-378b of the General Statutes with respect to any temporary notes if the notes do not mature within the time permitted by said Sections 7-264 or 7-378, and the Town shall comply with the provisions of Section 22a-479(c) with respect to any interim funding obligations. (g) The Town Manager or the Deputy Town Manager and the Director of Finance or the Treasurer shall sign the bonds, notes or temporary notes by their manual or facsimile signatures. The law firm of Day Pitney LLP is designated as bond counsel to approve the legality of the bonds, notes or temporary notes. The Town Manager or the Deputy Town Manager and the Director of Finance or the Treasurer are authorized to determine the amount, dates, interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions, form and other details of the bonds, notes or temporary notes; to designate one or more bank or trust companies to be certifying bank, registrar, transfer agent and paying agent for the bonds, notes or temporary notes; to provide for the keeping of a record of the bonds, notes or temporary notes; to designate a financial advisor to the Town in connection with the sale of the bonds, notes or temporary notes; to sell and deliver the bonds, notes or temporary notes; and to perform all other acts which are necessary or appropriate to issue the bonds, notes or temporary notes. (h) That the Town hereby declares its official intent under Federal Income Tax Regulation Section 1.150-2 that project costs may be paid from temporary advances of available funds and that the Town reasonably expects to reimburse any such advances from the proceeds of borrowings in an aggregate principal amount not in excess of the amount of borrowing authorized above for the project. The Town Manager or the Deputy Town Man ager and the Director of Finance or the Treasurer are authorized to amend such declaration of official intent as they deem necessary or advisable and to bind the Town pursuant to such representations and covenants as they deem necessary or advisable in order to maintain the continued exemption from federal income taxation of interest on the bonds, notes or temporary notes authorized by this resolution if issued on a tax-exempt basis, includ ing covenants to pay rebates of investment earnings to the United States in future years. (i) That the Town Manager or the Deputy Town Manager and the Director of Finance or the Treasurer are authorized to make representations and enter into written agreements for the benefit of holders of the bonds, notes or temporary notes to provide secondary market disclosure information, which agreements may include such terms as they deem advisable or appropriate in order to comply with applicable laws or rules pertaining to the sale or purchase of such bonds, notes or temporary notes. (j) That the Town Council is authorized to construct the project, to approve expenditures incurred for the project, and to contract with engineers, contractors and others on behalf of the Town for said project. (k) That the Town Manager or the Deputy Town Manager and the Director of Finance or the Treasurer are authorized to apply for and accept fed eral and state grants to help finance the appropriation for the sewer project. Any grant proceeds may be used to pay project costs or principal and interest on bonds, notes, temporary notes or obligations. (l) That the Town Manager or the Deputy Town Manager and the Director of Finance or the Treasurer, on behalf of the Town, are authorized to apply for and accept state grants to finance the appropriation for the project and state loans to finance the project, and to enter into any grant or loan agreement prescribed by the State, and the Town Manager or the Deputy Town Manager and the Director of Finance or the Treasurer are authorized to take any other actions necessary to obtain such grants or loans pursuant to Section 22a-479 of the Connecticut General Statutes, Revision of 1958, as amended, or to any other present or future legislation, or to implement such grant or loan agreements. (m) That the Town Council, the Town Manager, the Deputy Town Manager, the Town Engineer, the Director of Finance, the Treasurer and other proper officers and officials of the Town are authorized to take all other action which is necessary or desirable to construct and complete the project and to issue bonds, notes or temporary notes to finance the aforesaid appropriation. In the event that costs of the project are in excess of the amount hereby appropriated therefor, it is the intent of the Town to supplement the appropriation with an appropriation from available funds. (n) That this Ordinance shall become effective twenty (20) days after publication of notice of passage thereof in at least two newspapers having major and substantial circulation in the Town. Dated at Southington, Connecticut, on December 1, 2009. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON By:___________________________________ John Weichsel, Town Manager


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PONTIAC MONTANA 2004 6 cylinder. Well equipped. Bucket seats. VCR. 70k miles. Well maintained, great condition. $8000 or best offer. (860) 344-8522 after 1pm.

NISSAN MAXIMA 2007 Automatic. V6. 45,000 mi #800307 $19,655 (203) 630-2926

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SUV’S

NISSAN Pickup 1998 4x4, Extra Cab. 5 Speed. Tool box. Excellent condition. Asking $2,700. 203-907-7296

Chevy Avalanche 1500 2004

DODGE CARAVAN 2007

FORD Explorer NBX 2004

FORD Freestyle SEL 2006

4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab , 4 Spd Auto w/OD, 8 Cyl, # 413774. 87,903 mi. $14,990 (860) 344-9916

Automatic. V6. 55,268 mi #105856 $11,555 (203) 630-2926

Red, 4 door, 4X4, SUV, Auto 5 Spd , 4.0L V6. 151,548 mi. Stock# P08903U. $11,995

4 door, V6, Automatic 59,336 mi # 11571 $15,995 (203) 238-1100

TOYOTA AVALON 2007 Automatic. V6. 60,680 mi #178265 $15,555 (203) 630-2926

TOYOTA SIENNA LE 2006 FWD Passenger Van. Auto. 6 cyl. 43,847 mi. #1373 $15,900 (860) 344-9916

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Ford Explorer XLT 2008

4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab Pickup, AUTO 4SPD, 5.3L V8, Stock# 1010241U 72,855 mi. $15,995 (860) 347-6355

4 Door Extended Cab Truck V6, 5-Speed Automatic 38,310 mi # 11548 $22,995 (203) 238-1100

TOYOTA CAMRY LE 2009 PONTIAC TORRENT 2006 4 door, AWD. Auto 5 Speed. V6 30,727 mi. Stock# 10104114U $14,995 (860) 347-6355

4 Door, FWD. Automatic. 17,901 mi. #1378 $18,990 (860) 344-9916

Ford F-250 FX4 2008

Toyota Tundra SR5 2006

Super Duty, 4 Door Extended Cab Truck V8 5-Speed Automatic 33,461 mi # A11562 $35,900 (203) 238-1100

4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab Pickup, Auto 5 Speed, 4.7L V8 Stock# P10579U 34,019 mi. $23,995 (860) 347-6355

CHEVY COLORADO LT 2006

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4 door, 4x4, Crew Cab Pickup. 4 Speed Automatic 37,001 mi. #C138890 $18,990 (860) 344-9916

SAAB 9-3- 2005 4 Cyl. Sedan 4D Aero Turbo 2.0 L 4 Cyl Engine, Automatic $16,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

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CHEVY Silverado 2500 LS 2001 Extended Cab Pickup. Auto. 8 cyl. 85,079 mi. #1355 $13,990 (860) 344-9916

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SNOWBLOWER by MTD. 2stage, 24" wide, 5HP with electric start, headlight, 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse. Good condition. $300 or BO. Call 203238-4261.

Toyota RAV4 Sport 2006 4 door, 4X4. Auto 5 Spd, 3.5L V6 Stock# 10551UA 6,919 mi. $23,995 (860) 347-6355

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FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

CHERRY Rocker $95. Entertainment Center $40. Call (203) 237-5821

REFRIGERATOR Hot Point cream 20.7 cu ft good used did re-model Pick up Good condition $75. Call Dory or Jeannine, 860-667-4861

WANTED TO BUY ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 2 bdrm. Newly remodled 1st flr. apt. Gas heat, hot water & stove. Spacious rooms. Paved parking & lrg yard. $825 mth. 1 mth sec. 203-500-1956 after 4

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Meriden 2 BR at Tracy Gardens $750 Heat & HW incl. Move in by 1/31 and receive a new flat screen 37” TV. 203-639-8751

HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1997 SXGL Low rider - Rides like new, looks like new. $8000 or best offer. 203-915-9856

PETS & LIVESTOCK

CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE PARKER Compound Bow & Accessories, $225. Also deluxe tree stand, $75. All items new, never used. Call 203-440-2498

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT ABSOLUTELY Beautiful Brand New Pug Puppies For Christmas. Special price - $650. Can be delivered to the home on Christmas Day. 203-213-5189 BLACK lab puppies M/F. We are 4 weeks old NOW come see us & take 1 of us in 4 weeks to a LOVELY HOME. $700 papers. Call Maryann 860-829-1578 BOXER PUPPIES Male/Female - All brindle litter. (860) 329-4210

SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $225/cord; $135/half cord. 203-294-1775.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

SWORDS

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS GIVE a gift of love for the holidays. English Mastiff puppies. $850/ea. Ready to go Dec 20th. (5) males, (2) females. Call 203-314-0004 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

HOT TUB 2005, 6 person with 21 jets and waterfall. Chemical-free Aquaclara purification system. Leveling pad and lift cover included. $2,500 or best offer. Call 203-238-4515. HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets,3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper cost $7000 sell $3800 203-988-9915

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1-2 ITEMS LAB Ret pups AKC & OFA, reg., vet. cert. healt guar. $950. Parents used in therapy RedRiverRetrievers.com Sire hunts. Call (860) 681-5402

LAWN & GARDEN

ARIENS Zero turn, 36in cut. $1,250. Excellent condtion! Low usage. Call 203-715-6530

Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

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DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

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Especially Napier 203-464-0477 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

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Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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GUTTERS

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CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1BR, heat included. Off-st-parking. Very clean. $675/mo. 1 month deposit. Call 203-238-9254. MERIDEN- Meetinghouse Village- 2BR townhouse, C/A, Garage. $1100. Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, appl’s, washer & dryer on-site. Parking, heat incld. $725/mo + 2 mo sec. No pets. Credit check Call 203-634-9149 SOUTHINGTON 2BR, 1 1/2 bath twnhse. New appls. Newly remod. w/w carp; full bsmt; CAIR. $1100/month. No pets. 860-628-8811

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN Lake Dr 2 BR Twnhse. Attached gar. On cul-de-sac. Access to Rt 15., I 84, I91. 1.5 baths, WD hookup, $1000 + sec. No pets. (203) 272-1263

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MERIDEN 2/2 bdrm’s. 1rst apt. 5rm 1rst fl large rooms $900/mo. 2nd is a small 4rm house $850/mo. Both w/d hkup & been recently renovated. Sect 8 approved. Please call 203-600-0988 for more info.

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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad

PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk removal 203-886-5110 For All Your Junk Removal Needs Single Family ● Multi-Families ● Construction Clean-Ups ●Realtor - Property Mgrs ● Bank-Owned/Foreclosed Properties ●Junk Car Removal ● Dumpster Services Available

ROOFING

C&M CONSTRUCTION

FIDERIO & SONS

To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790

MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

SIDING

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Edwin Cordero PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, established, reliable craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

PLUMBING DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

ROOFING CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

DUMPSTERS

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR, 1st flr, lg rms Heat, HW, Elec incld. W. Side, Off-st park. $950/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm. www.Meridenrooms.com

Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec. Since 1949 203-639-8389 CT 573358. Credit Cards OK

ATTORNEYS

Free Consultation

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1125/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789 KENSINGTON-6Rm, 1st fl, 3/ 4BR, W/D hkup. Carpet, completely painted. Immed occ. 860-944-6285/860-828-9654 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl studio, $160/wk+sec. 1BR, 2nd fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823 12p-8p www.meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2BR apts $850/mo, appls incl, w/d hookup. Rooms also avail, $500/ mo. All newly remod. Off st. parking. Must See! Avail. Now! Susan 203-500-0608 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644

CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325 ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR All types of home repair & powerwashing, snowplowing, phone wiring, carpentry. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148

Bankruptcy HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1BR apt Heat & HW included. $725. 251 West Main. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

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

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

SNOW PLOWING

203-294-9889 www.ICEFIGHTERS.org Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Snow Plowing Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 POLAR EXPRESS Driveways, walks. Residential /commercial. Insured. Call mobile number 203-715-8850. 24 hr service.

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Empire Construction, LLC Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514 www.EmpireLLC.biz

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

TREE SERVICES

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall clean-ups, curbside pickup, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

★★★★★★★★

203-639-0032 Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

Roofs R Us Since 1949. Siding, roof repairs, windows. 203-6398389 CT #573358. Sr. discount. Credit card OK.

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

203-272-4216 WINTER SPECIALS!! Safety Pruning & Removals! Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree 203-272-4216


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Friday, January 1, 2010 — The Southington Citizen Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

SOUTHINGTON 2BR. small 2nd bdrm. Convenient location. Off-street parking. appl. incl. w/d hook-up 860-276-8285 Clean. $800/mo, $1600 s/d WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apts. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $700-$735/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WALLINGFORD STUDIO Semi-furnished. Newly renovated. Hardwood floors. Private driveway & private yard. No pets. 203-284-2077/203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD-2BR, Choate area, off-st-parking. W/D hkup, 3rd flr, appls, hdwd flrs. $825/mo. Credit check. Call 203-265-9871 or 203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD. Hard to find 3 bdrm unit available Jan 1st. Features hdwd floors, laundry hook up in the unit and ample parking. Close to town center. $1,250/mo. + sec. Call RE/MAX Colony at 203-269-HOME for more information. WALLINGFORD. One bedroom unit in Judd Square complex. Well maintained and recently updated. Low heating costs, elevator and on-site laundry. $750/mo. + sec. Call RE/MAX Colony at 203-269-HOME for more information.

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN Huge 5 BR Apartment Freshly painted. Ready to rent! Section 8 approved. $1350/mo + security. No pets. 203-650-0479

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN- 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR - $750 & UP Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 1BR 1st flr apt w/ kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/location. $650. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN- 1BR Winter Special $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1st flr, 3BR, 6 rms, $900/mo. + security. Appls. No utilities. No pets. Call 203-6058591 MERIDEN- 2BR Apts. One on North Colony Rd; One on Crown St. Both $700. No utilities incl and req. 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 3BR apt for rent. 213 Camp St. (917) 833-3478 or 516-263-3569 MERIDEN- Hubbard Park 1-2 BR, CAIR/heat. 775 W. Main St. $780-$925 month. Sect 8 approved. Call Chino 203-907-9276 203-296-4975

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-1 & 2 BR Apartments Clean, quiet, newly remodeled. W/D hookup. Off st parking. Avail Jan 1. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN-1BR, Huge rooms, walk-in closet, parking, w/d hookup, 1st class! $600/mo. Credit check + 2 mos. sec. req. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BRS-All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 5Rms, 1st flr. replacement windows, stove, refrig, laundry rm & storage area, gar. avail. No pets. Sec & refs. $800. 860-276-0552 MERIDEN-3BR, 1st flr, 2 family house, off-street parking 1 car. $730/month, 24 Garden Street. 860-302-1304 or 860-621-2430 MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Penthouse floor. Central air. All appls. On flr laundry. Credit + 2 mos. security. $800/mo. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-Private studio apt, clean and quiet, on bus lines, No pets. Sec & refs. $500/mo + utilities. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st floor, Nice neighborhood, new rugs, large rooms, off street parking, 2 months security, $850/Month, 203-464-3083

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden www.millercommunity.org

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-3rd fl, 4 sm. rms, appl’s, clean, quiet. Newly painted. Dead-end st. Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit check. Owner /Agent. 203-269-7348 WLFD-48 Allen Ave, 2nd flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off st parking, $850/ mo, 1-1/2 mo sec. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. 203 430 6896 //48allenave.yolasite.com WLFD-Quiet 2nd FL. Large kitchen, BR/LR combo. Patio. Off st. parking. Great location. No pets /smoking. $700. Good credit. (203) 269-9755

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12p8p www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN- Clean, 1st flr, furnshed. rm. Private entrance. Share kit. & bath. All utils. Leave message 203-238-3369

HOUSES FOR SALE

WLFD $219,900 Small 2BR Bungalow on 1.28 level acre in area of fine homes. House needs major renovations-property is beautiful! Bring your ideas! Linda 203-265-5618

HOUSES FOR SALE

CNA/HHA SOUTHINGTON $275,000. Priced to sell! Spacious 8room Raised Ranch. 4BRS, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2car garage on 1/2 acre. Exceptional property w/loads of curb appeal! Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. WLFD Reduced! Multi family near train station 2 family w/store front, easily converted to 3 family with ok from town of Wallingford. Separate utilities, corner lot. $149,900. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: employment@newenglandhomecare.com E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com HELP WANTED

MERIDEN A perfect gift! Enjoy the comfort of this split level vinyl sided Duplex, featuring 2BR, new kitchens & baths, new roof & windows, wood floors & 2 car garage. $229,900. Call Sue 203-235-3300 MERIDEN Spectacular Townhouse condo in a quiet private location. Features nice kitchen, living room, dining area, 2BRs, 2.1 baths, 1 car garage. Mint! Call Sil Sala for details. Priced right, $189,900. (203) 235-3300

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT HELP WANTED WLFD Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more $270,000. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618 WLFD Right on Center St. Ample parking, great exposure 1500SF w/full bsmt. Great opportunity to be right on Center. CAIR, conf rm, storage. A must see. $1250/mo. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at www.galleriahouses.com or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER Full time position for insurance E&S Wholesaler. Processing endorsements, reviewing inspections, rating, quoting & binding. Insurance experience a plus. Good people skills. Organized. People friendly. Reliable. Vacation/health benefits. Fax resume to 203-6301504. Great opportunity! LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

FINANCIAL Co. looking to expand locally. Will provide training and allow you to own your office. Can start partTime. Call to set up appointment: 203-464-9785 FULL-TIME Civil Engineer I needed. Duties & responsibilities include the following: NBIS & sign structure inspection, constr. inspection, bridge rehabilitation design, bridge load rating, hwy & drainage design, traffic engineering, prep of specs & estimates of bridge replacement & dev of bridge/ hgwy plans. Perform investigative studies thru inspection & analysis. Prep reports for type studies. Plans, directs, & coordinates activities in the field of engr. Position requires Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field with 2 yrs exp. in Civil Engr. or related position. Must also have prior proven knowledge of Eaglepoint, Microstation, AutoCAD, Synchro, Virtis, & Pontis. Interested applicants must send their resume by mail to: Ms. Susan Wagner, Human Resources, AI Engineers, Inc., 919 Middle St., Middletown, CT 06457

Call us with your Marketplace ad now. (203) 238-1953

HELP WANTED LOCAL Insurance Agency seeking Assistant to take payments, make deposits, inbound & outbound phone calls, assist Manager with projects. Insurance experience preferred. Fax resume to 860-760-8211

NEW LIBERTY TAX STORE IN Southington needs part-time help: Tax Preparers, Marketing, Wavers, Receptionist. WILL TRAIN. 860-276-5569 or achimws@yahoo.com OFFICE POSITION - Fast paced Fuel and Service Co. looking for Customer Service Person. Experience in Data Entry and Billing. Send Resume w/Salary to: RecordJournal Box 79P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 SERVICE TECH Must have license, experience in oil & installations. AC a + On-call night rotation, company van, full benefit pkg. Drug Screen req. Apply: Tuxis Ohrs, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT Attn: Helen.

TAX PREPARERS No experience necessary. North Haven location. Please call 203-234-2889 WAITER/WAITRESS - Part time - Experienced. Apply in person: Avanti’s Restaurant, 34 River Rd, South Meriden.


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