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Goats can stay By Leslie Hutchison Special to The Citizen News of the effort to save Daniel True’s goats reached all the way to the U.S.S. Eisenhower, from which a sailor sent an e-mail asking the town to allow True to keep his herd. The sailor happens to be the grandson of Robert Salka, the vice chairman of the zoning board of appeals. Those kinds of messages and the ZBA members’ vocal support made it clear early Tuesday night that True would be allowed to keep his seven goats. It was more than an hour

into the public hearing, though, before the board could make what turned out to be a unanimous vote in favor of a variance. That was because so many residents wanted the appeals board to understand what they felt was at stake: the character of Southington and its history as a farming community. Expectations were high for the 150 or so residents at the meeting, many of whom were among the 1,000 who signed petitions to keep the goats in the corner pasture at 991 Prospect St. “I’d like to see a piece of rural Southington preserved,” said Paul Majeski.

“The goats should be allowed to stay there as long as Dan owns the property.” The board didn’t agree to that request, but it will allow True to keep the goats for five years, with additional years to be considered after that. The board also will allow him to keep up to 10 goats at a time, accommodating babies expected in about a month. Five-year-old Emilia Pettit told the board that she had gathered 75 signatures in support of the goats. “I did a petition and got a lot, lot, lot of people,” she said.

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Local entrepreneur’s success earns recognition By Jordan Otero Special to The Citizen

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The Southington Kiwanis Club donated $5,000 to the Southington South Little League for a new scoreboard. Pictured in front of the new scoreboard are: in back from left to right, Southington South President Bill Voelker, Kiwanis Club founding member Fred Kuhr, Kiwanis Club President Greg Cook and Calendar .........................22 Southington South Faith ................................10 Fundraising Director Steve Marketplace ....................39 Farkas. In front are Tommy Obituaries ........................11 Opinion............................20 Judd from the South Little Real Estate .....................38 League Angels and his Seniors............................14 brother Tim Judd from the Sports..............................25 Little League Cubs.


Getting off at the wrong bus stop as a teenager has proved to be a lucky mistake for Southington resident Curtis Robinson. At age 16 Robinson arrived in Hartford after a long ride from Alabama with only the desire to make money to support his family and offer a better life for his mother. His first night in Connecticut, Robinson slept on a bench in Bushnell Park. But, through his determination, perseverance and hard work, Robinson has become a respected and successful businessmen in the state. Recently, Robinson received the Hartford Business Journal Diversity Award for individual leadership. Gail Lebert, publisher at the Hartford Business Journal, said

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Lynch said he travels to many of the places he sells to clients and has customers who have been to many places he hasn’t. “We have clients who come back and say this is a nice place or this is a not-sonice place,” he said. Lynch, a 12-year resident of Southington, has managed The Vacation Center for three years, but has two decades of experience in the business. “I’ve always been a sales person,” Lynch said. “It’s really what we’re doing, selling vacations.” Lynch said he is part geographer, part psychologist, using knowledge from each field to match people and places. He said customers range from conservative, who seek comfort on vacation, to flexible all the way to adventurous. He said he started dabbling in travel after reading about travel agent careers in a magazine. A few communi-

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YMCA annual meeting to celebrate the arts By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

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cided to enhance it to make it more than just the business portion that you have to do according to your bylaws,” said John Myers, executive director of the SouthingtonCheshire YMCAs. “And with that we try to have a theme to kind of jazz it up and not make it a traditional meeting. “We’ve had everything from a ‘Wizard of Oz’ theme, to ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘The Tonight Show’.” This year’s theme is Celebrating the Arts. “Our idea is that we’re going to be turning the Aqua Turf into a street fair,” Myers said of this year’s theme. “We’ll have jugglers out there, people painting, people playing music, so it will be kind of a fun feel to it. Myers elaborated, saying that most of the musical artists will be vocalists and will be “primarily kids.” He expanded saying the staff will be “creating streets through the tables.” The ticket price is simply to cover the evening and not a fundraiser for the YMCA. To register, go to the YMCA before Wednesday, Jan. 20. Beyond the theme, there are other ways that the YMCA committee tries to spruce up the evening.

“We tried to add in recognition of folks in the community doing wonderful things,” Myers said. Some of the awards are as follows: Person of the Year – Chris Palmieri; Reaching Out Award – ESPN; Unsung Hero Award – Eldon Hafford; Character Champions – Dawn Garvey, Kathy Dupre, John Phillips, Katie Totire, Justin Hubeny and Adam Dubois; Youth Leadership Award – Emily Socha and Mathue Nowicky; Volunteer Service Award – Bonnie Misiorski and Holly Smith. Along with the above awards, there is business to be taken care of and the YMCA will welcome new board members and say goodbye to others. The incoming members are Steve Proffitt, Carol Paradis, Mary Yuskis and Allen Meyerjack. The outgoing members are Nancy Chiero (2003-09), Dr. Judi Shea (200709), Steve Powers (2005-09), Susan Miller (2006-09) and Terrence McIntosh (2004-09). However, those outgoing members can return to the board after a layoff determined by the bylaws. All are welcome as the guests range from YMCA supporters to town officials. Around 300 guests are expected.

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11 teens By Jason R. Vallee Special to The Citizen

It was old-fashioned police work that led to the arrest of 11 teenagers and adolescents in connection with more than 100 burglaries and car thefts from August through October. Police Sgt. Lowell DePalma said the arrests included one adult, 19-year-old Bryan Pelletier, of McArthur Drive. The others were seven suspects between the ages of 15 and 18 and three suspects 14 and younger.

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The charges include multiple counts of larceny, burglary, and conspiracy to commit larceny and burglary, police said. The burglary complaints began in mid-August and continued through late October, DePalma said. Car owners reported that money, cell phones, iPod media players and GPS devices were stolen from their cars, or the cars were stolen and left elsewhere in town. “There were thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of items stolen in all,

and in most cases it was either electronics or money that was taken,” DePalma said. “The perpetrators were identified as members of two different groups of kids, one younger group and a second group of high school-aged teenagers.” Police said in every case the car was unlocked and, if stolen, the keys had been left in the car. There were a few instances in which damage was done once the car was stolen. DePalma said that in one case, the car thieves placed a brick on the gas pedal of a car and crashed it into heavy construction machinery. The thefts and burglaries occurred throughout town,

By Joe Mayo Special to The Citizen Police are investigating who vandalized Tops Market last fall, killing the decorative fish outside the grocery story with a “bleach-like substance.” Someone decided to kill the koi and goldfish that lived there for about 10 years. “It sounds silly, but it’s more than just a prank,” said John Salerno, part owner of Tops. “Those fish were like a family pet. The kids would always look forward to looking at the fish.” This crime has the community wondering who would

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Commission done preparing changes to charter By Leslie Hutchison Special to The Citizen

vision, the majority would need support from at least one Democrat to make any changes to the budget. “There is some level of bipartisanship with the 5-4 (party split). Not all change is positive,� Zoni said at the meeting. “It brings in obstructionism. It usurps the authority of the council.� The proposal was defeated in a 7-6 vote. Other approved proposals include an earlier deadline for the town manager’s budget plan, an earlier date for the budget public hearing by the Board of Finance and an earlier date for the finance board’s approval of the budget. Changes were also suggested for the next town manager’s qualifications. It would require future town managers to have at minimum a bachelor’s degree, with a preference for a master’s degree, and at least five years of experience. A second proposal would be a requirement that the executive

provide the council each year with written policies and procedures for achieving specific goals. The manager would also receive an annual review. Those requirements are not in effect for Town Manager John Weichsel. A new section of the charter is proposed for conflict-of -interest guidelines. The lengthy charter section specifies how private business enterprises and investments would create a conflict of interest for elected officials,

town employees or their families. The Town Council can choose to send the entire report back to the commission for revisions, send certain topics back for revision, reject some or all of the recommendations entirely, or send all of the topics to the voters for a referendum. Zoni said he expects the council-approved proposals to be on the ballot for the general election in November.

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time. Eleven proposed revisions were voted on by the commission on Jan. 6, with 10 of them receiving approval. The only one that was defeated would have changed the number of votes required for the council to override the Board of Finance’s approved budget — from six votes now (two-thirds of the council) to seven. Commission member William M. Knoegel argued that a greater threshold was needed for the council to change the approved budget. “... In the past there was a fiasco of trying to put things back into the budget at the last minute. With seven (votes), the majority party has to reach out,� he said. Because of the state’s minority party representation policies for elected boards, no more than six members of the council can be from the same party. The nine-member council is controlled by five Republicans, so even under the existing charter pro-

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for December. Pictured in the back row from left to right: Chris Palmieri, assistant principal, Alexis Dziubek, Tessa Kolaczenko, Brandon Carney, Paige Petit, Jacob Semmel and Frank Pepe, principal. In the front row: Kayla Beaupre, Jack Myers, Abby Heller, Sarah Lamb, Parker Mulholland, Alex Rasten and Alex Walach. Photo courtesy of DePaolo Middle School

DePaolo names top students time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand. In addition, Alexandria is in gymnastics and dance. Parker is the son of Yvette and Patrick Mulholland and won the Presidential Award for Academic Achievement in fifth grade. He was on the school soccer team and attended Leadership Program training in the fall. Parker also won the spelling bee for his elementary school last year. In seventh grade, Kayla Beaupre, Abby Heller and Jack Myers were selected by their teams. Kayla is the daughter of Michelle and Ed Beaupre and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She is also in Project Discover and was a part of the blue team homework

club. Kayla is also on the school cross country and softball teams. Abby is the daughter of Mike and Jeanne Heller and is consistently an honor roll student. She was on the cross country team and takes guitar lessons. Abby also participated in the Partners in Science program at Central Connecticut State University. Jack is the son of John and Moira Myers and made high honors throughout sixth grade. He was recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society and is a part of the Leadership Program. Jack also was on the school cross country team and plays soccer for the


DePaolo Middle School announced the Students of the Month for December. In sixth grade, Sarah Lamb, Alexandria Walach and Parker Mulholland were selected by their teams. Sarah is the daughter of Chris and Diane Lamb and won first place for the 2009 Young Author’s contest at Hatton Elementary School. She is a part of Project Discover and volunteers at The Orchards. Sarah also was the first runner-up in the 2009 Southington Spelling Bee and placed 11th in the state spelling bee. Alexandria is the daughter of Lisa and James Walach and earned first honors for term one at DePaolo. She is a library assistant and volunteered her

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The First Congregational Church of Southington, located opposite the town green at 37 Main St., will offer Be Still: Contemplative Worship at 6 p.m. on the third Sunday each month beginning Jan. 17 in its historic meetinghouse. The service will include about 10 minutes of silence and have worshippers light prayer candles during the prayer time. The Sacrament of the Lord’s super and a blessing by anointing will also be offered. Music for the contemplative service will be provided by Richard Szulczewski and Stephen Casillas. The public is welcome to attend Be Still.

Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., Plantsville, has scheduled the annual mystery play and dinner for Saturday, Jan. 23. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. The menu includes veggie and cheese platters, salad, roasted pork, potatoes, vegetable, rolls, dessert and beverage. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses on the weekend of Jan. 16 and 17, or call Vinnie at (860) 276-0654. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.

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wife Sharon of Naugatuck; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; his extended family, Aaron Roth and wife Tammy, Billy Roth and wife Anna and Patty Roth, all of Southington; Brenda and Marshall Paluszewski, of Wallingford; Marjorie’s 5 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, John, Charles and Michael, and his sister, Anna. George’s children will be eternally grateful to Marjorie for her dedication and the loving care she provided to George over the past years and during his illness. A service was held Jan. 7. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

George Skrip Sr., 82, of Southington, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 3, following a brief illness. Born Feb. 10, 1927, in Watertown, a son of the late Michael and Anna (Zenuch) Skrip. George was raised on his family’s dairy farm and educated in Watertown. A Southington resident for the past 25 years, relocating from Wolcott, he worked as a home remodeler until his retirement during which he owned and operated A-1 Flag Car Escort Service. A devoted family man, he enjoyed many summers camping at Lone Oak Campsite with his family and friends. A kind and generous man, he will be missed by those who knew him, and will always be loved. Besides his loving and devoted partner of the past 25 years, Marjorie Roth, of Southington, he is survived by his three daughters, Rosemary of Naugatuck and Vanessa and Beverly of Waterbury; his son George and

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The Southington Fire Department will conduct a badge pinning ceremony at Fire Headquarters, 310 N. Main St., Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m., to formally acknowledge the promotions of department members to higher ranks and also recognize the recently appointed officers of the Southington Community Emergency Response Team. The following members will be pinned and sworn in (new rank follows name): Firefighter Scott DiBattista, captain/training officer; Firefighter Robert Hunt, inspector

Company 1: August Reidinger, captain; Mike Soccodato, first lieutenant; Matt Wisniewski, second lieutenant Company 2: Fred Ottalagana, captain; Richard Kowalec, first lieutenant; Doug Badgley, second lieutenant Company 3: Michael Casey, captain; Jonathan Block, first lieutenant; Joel Munson, second lieutenant CERT: Ted Janelle, deputy chief; Dave Brennan, captain; Nancy Voisine, captain; Izabella Howe, lieutenant; David Laliberte, lieutenant; Gail Mihalkos, lieutenant; Charles Miceli, lieutenant Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, January 15, 2010

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Town Meetings Tuesday, Jan. 19 Board of Education workshop, Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 Charter Revision Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 Board of Education workshop, Hatton

Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 Board of Education, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7:30 p.m.

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Letter to the Editor No sense of history To the Editor: In one of the most politically inastute columns I’ve read in recent memory, you waged verbal war against Mr. Christopher Dodd and Mr. Richard Blumenthal — and you lost. What defeated you was your own ignorance of both politics and history, and your unwillingness to credit the positive achievements of both men. Had he done nothing else in his whole political career, his pursuit of health care for children contributed to passage of the SCHIP legisla-

tion. When U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy left passage of the health care bill largely in the hands of Senator Dodd, he chose the right man. As a former New Yorker, I can safely inform you that Elliot Spitzer did not become any different as governor of New York. He always had a prosecutorial mind and a distrust of Wall Street. His sex life is his own business. Mr. Blumenthal can sue anyone he chooses to. His 80 percent approval range is a direct result of his protection of middle and working class people in this state. Camille Norman Southington


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News in Brief Man pleads to misleading bank Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Leo Delmaro, also known as “Leo Romano,” 53, of Southington, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty Jan. 8 before Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to one count of causing a domestic financial institution to file a currency transaction report containing a material misstatement of fact. Federal law requires all financial institutions to file a currency transaction report for currency transactions that exceed $10,000. According to court documents and statements made in court, between June 28, 2003 and Oct. 27, 2008, Delmaro, using the name Leo Romano and a social security number that was not assigned to him, caused a check cashing business to file approximately 130 reports containing those misstatements. For example, on March 19, 2007, Delmaro cashed checks totaling $75,113 at the check cashing business, using the different name and social security number. The check cashing business then used these false statements when filing the required report with the Internal Revenue Service. Judge Burns has scheduled sentencing for March 29, at which time Delmaro faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000. Delmaro also has agreed to forfeit $150,000 to the government. The money was seized during the course of the investigation. This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James G. Genco.

Town committee endorses AG On Jan. 7, the Southington Democratic Town Committee unanimously voted to en-

dorse Richard Blumenthal to be the Democratic candidate for United States Senate. The Southington Democratic Town Committee was one of the first to officially endorse Blumenthal, the current state attorney general. According to the committee, Blumenthal has been a part of Southington for many years, improving the lives of many. “He has participated in many of the Town of Southington’s events including Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day celebrations over the years,” the committee said in a statement. “He is a man who continues to protect the residents of Southington as well as the State of Connecticut. The Southington Democrats look forward to Mr. Blumenthal being our United States Senator from Connecticut.”

Success Cafe Scholarships The popular Success Cafe after-school program is evolving again. A special opportunity has become available for students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in the program which gives students a chance to take part in a positive life skills program preparing students in the areas of leadership, character building and decision making. Funding has recently been made available through a local grant organization for 10 female students from each Southington middle school to obtain scholarships to the program and funding is being sought for 10 male students. The latest session began Jan. 5. However, students are welcome to come to one of the classes and apply there for the scholarship. For more information, call Southington Youth Services at (860) 276-6281 or visit the town Web site and select “Youth Services” under departments. The program runs Tuesdays at JFK and Thursdays at DePaolo from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Snacks and materials are provided.

The Founding of New England

Dresses should be clean, up-to-date styles and in good condition. Shoes, purses, jewelry and other items are also accepted. Southington Youth Services is located in the Town Hall Annex at 93 Main St. A meeting will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at Southington Youth Services for anyone interested in volunteering for Kristen’s Kloset, a program that provides prom essentials to boys and girls at no or low cost. The program operates a prom shop from March to May and assists students with other prom related needs. Volunteers are needed for set up, working in the shop, collecting donations and various other tasks. If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested in helping out, please contact Youth Services at (860) 2766281.

In 1630, several hundred English Puritans under the leadership of John Winthrop came to establish the colony of Massachusetts Bay. This was the first group of sufficient size to establish a sustainable and growing colony, which in only 30 years extended over much of the present state of Massachusetts, and into Connecticut and New Hampshire as well. But who were these people and what was their contribution to history? On Jan. 26, the Southington Genealogical Society welcomes Dr. Richard A. eppler who will speak on “The Founding of New England — The Winthrop Fleet of 1630.” The meeting will take place in the meeting room of Southington Police Headquarters at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a The First Baptist Church member. No reservations are of Southington is sponsoring necessary. . eppler has a a two-day trip to the Penn Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, and has been involved in chemical and ceramic research and consulting for almost 50 years. He has been interested in genealogy for about 40 years, and has traced his mother’s family back to several of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Southington Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at Southington Police Headquarters, 69 Lazy Lane.

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Kristen’s Kloset reopens Kristen’s Kloset is seeking gently used and new prom gowns for the “prom project that provides prom gowns and essentials to girls who may have difficulty with the expenses of attending their prom.”

Dutch countryside Wednesday and Thursday, April 21 and 22. The motor coach will depart at 7 a.m. from the church parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave. Upon arrival, the group will see the story of Joseph, the best parallel to the character of Jesus that can be found, at the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre. Following the presentation, a family-style Amish dinner will be served at Plain and Fancy Restaurant. On day two following a continental breakfast, the group will take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre after which participants will visit Kitchen Kettle Village for shopping. Early in the afternoon the bus will depart for home. There is a cost to participate. Package includes transportation, hotel, admissions, two meals, two shows, taxes, baggage handling and driver’s gratuity. For information and reservations, contact Bev at (860) 621-3024. Anyone interested is invited to join.

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Thalberg Elementary School’s Grandparents and Special Someone Day recently attracted more than 400 visitors to the school. This year’s theme was “Destination, Thalberg” and guests were escorted to the check-in area via golf carts and personally welcomed by Thalberg Parent Teacher Organization’s “flight attendants” and the school’s “captain,” Principal Beecher Lajoie. Peggy Barron, of Southington, works with her grandson, Timothy Jagos, on a writing project in Danielle Monte’s third-grade classroom.



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Live music — See Maxwell Eaton (folk music) with shotgun comedy show (six comics) at Jitters Coffeehouse at 1273 Queen. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call (860) 747-1100 for more information. Soup tasting — Calvary Assembly of God , 56 Dunham St., Southington) will host its second annual Soup Tasting Night on Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a charge to attend; children three and under eat free). A variety of homemade soups are planned: Chicken, Minestrone, Corn Chowder, Neapolitan, Seafood Chowder and Tomato. This event is sponsored by the church’s Women’s Group.



Polar Plunge — The fifth annual Polar Plunge at Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington, has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit camp scholarships for children. Spectators can support a favorite team by wearing the team’s colors: police (blue); fire (red); BOE (yellow); Sloper (orange); politicians (green). For more information, contact Mark Pooler at (860) 621-8194, ext. 304 or e-mail Sub sale — The annual Super Bowl Sub Sale sponsored by the Southington High School Marching Band is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17. Students from the band will sell door-to-door in Southington and Plantsville taking orders for subs to be delivered to homes on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. To place and order or for more information, contact chairman John Coleman at (860) 621-

8830. Live music — See The Citizen Spy (acoustic pop music) at Jitters Coffeehouse at 1273 Queen. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call (860) 7471100 for more information. Soccer registrations — Registration for the spring Southington Soccer Development Program will be held Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Soccer Field House at Recreation Park. This is for Southington boys and girls born between Aug. 1, 2001 and Aug. 1, 2004. There is a registration fee. For further information, call Bob Swanson at (860) 621-3430. Registration forms are available online at Registration will also be held for the spring travel soccer program at the same time and place. This is for Southington boys and girls born between Aug. 1, 1990 and Aug. 1, 2001. For more detailed information, visit:



Martin Luther King event — The 14th annual community celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Sunday, Jan. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will feature guest speaker, the Rev. David C. Strosahl, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Southington, the presentation of awards to two middle school students, music and food stations. This year’s theme is “Chains bind us, ties free us.” There is a charge to attend. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the church office at (860) 628-8121.



Celiac support — The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group meets on the third Monday of each

month, at 7 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. Call Carm Kimmell at (860) 426-1980 or Ann Malafronte at (860) 378-2852 for more information.



Nutmeg Depression Glass Club — The Nutmeg Depression Glass Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month except June, July and August at the Masonic Temple, 96 Main St., Southington. A program and refreshments follow a short business meeting. Guests and those interested in becoming members are welcome. For more information, call (860) 628-5389.



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. Chamber dinner — The Southington Chamber of Commerce’s legislative committee will host the first “State of the Town” dinner Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Manor Inn, 1636 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale. The event is sponsored in part by All-Pro Collision. Town officials and town council members will be in attendance. The public is invited to attend. Arrival time is 5:30 p.m. with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. To register, contact the office at (860) 628-8036.


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Mystery play and dinner — Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., Plantsville, has scheduled the annual mystery play and dinner Saturday, Jan. 23. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. The menu includes veggie and cheese platters, salad, roasted pork, potatoes, vegetable, rolls, dessert and beverage. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses on the weekend of Jan. 16 and 17, or call Vinnie at (860) 276-0654. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Wildlife presentation — Wind Over Wings Inc. is a nonprofit, wildlife rehabilitation and education center that hopes to provide a personal connection with wildlife that will lead to responsible stewardship of the environment. Founder Hope Davis will visit the Southington Library, 255 Main St., Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m., along with 9-year-old Isis, a Peregrine falcon, and three other raptors and an eagle. For more information and to register for this free program, visit the online calendar at, click on the calendar, and search for the program, or call (860) 6280947, ext. 5. Village Green registration — Village Green Nursery School, 37 Main St., Southington, has scheduled registration for the 2010-11 school year Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 to 10 a.m., in the Memorial Hall of First Congregational Church. Snow date will be Monday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information about the program, visit the Web site or call Nan Sheridan, director, at (860) 628-6958. Parents can also schedule appointments to visit the classroom and observe the program. Outback night — The Southington Education Foundation is hosting a

philanthropic fine-dining experience in support of its mission to instill a love of learning in the town’s children on Jan. 23. There is a charge to attend and include a steak and chicken dinner with vegetable, dessert and beverage. Seatings are at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For tickets, contact Dr. George Costanzo at (860) 621-0131 or visit his office at 340 N. Main St., Southington.



Gluten 101 — The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group has scheduled Gluten 101 sessions for those who are new to celiac disease on the fourth Monday of each month at the Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road, lower level, at 7 p.m. Call Carm Kimmell at (860) 426-1980 or Ann Malafronte at (860) 378-2852 for more information.



Migratory songbirds program — The Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., lower level. Speaker Jayne Amico will present “Supporting Connecticut’s Migratory Songbirds” in a discussion on rehabilitation, reducing negative impacts and songbird scaping. Business meeting will follow. Reservations required. Contact Members need to pick up their yearbooks at this meeting. AARP Meeting — The Southington Apple Valley Chapter of AARP will meet 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Mary Our Queen Hall, 248 Savage St. A bingo game and refreshments will follow the meeting. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food

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Friday, January 15, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Windows Continued from page 5 practical and energy efficient. When choosing a window, Tranquillo also said he needs to make sure the town hall will stay architecturally true to its history. “It’s in the historic district. It was presented to the State Historic Officer and was asked if we were going to touch this building,” Tranquillo explained. “We said we are going to preserve this building.” Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the budget for this project is between $110,000 and $120,000. Tranquillo said there can be a lot of problems with windows, especially with water. Committee chairman Nicholas DePaola added there can be problems if the windows are not done correctly. There are different factors that will need to be discussed when choosing a window that will be energy efficient, Tranquillo said. “There’s double-paned, triple-paned. There’s argon glass, reflec-

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to be donated to community services and comfort items for U.S. service personnel. The chapter is preparing for its 2010 trips, which are open to the public. Trips include: March 11, Dublin’s Irish Cabaret; April 18, Newport Playhouse and Cabaret’s Happy Birthday show; May 16, Warner Theater “The Producers;” June 2 to 4, a three-day trip to Cape May Diamonds and Atlantic City. For more information, call Esther at (860) 628-0063. Garden club meeting — The Orchard Valley Garden Club resumes meetings Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., in the lower level meeting room. Jayne Amico, from Recovery Wings in Southington, will be the guest speaker. A business meeting will fol-

tive glass and there’s the actual material for the frame. You could have wood or metal,” Tranquillo said, adding that there is a lot of work that is put into making these decisions and it is not as easy as some may think. “We have to quote the new section which isn’t new, it’s 40-years-old,” Depaolo said, before deciding which windows, if not all, will be replaced. “Were getting organized,” DePaola said. “We really can’t put our teeth into anything until we get some material back from the various departments.” The committee also discussed other buildings in Southington that may need additional maintenance. DePaola said he wants lists of items needing to be fixed in priority rating by the beginning of February. The Southington Town Building Maintenance Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Town Council member Peter Romano and 2009 town council candidate Jim Sargeant are members of the committee. Sciota and Tranquillo are ex-officio members.

low program. Club members are reminded to pickup yearbooks. For more information, contact DECA dinner — On Jan. 26 in the Southington High Cafeteria DECA and National Honor Society are hosting a pasta dinner with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The dinner is from 6 to 8 p.m. and there is a charge to attend. Genealogy group — The Southington Genealogical Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., in the community room of the Southington Police Department, 69 Lazy Lane. Richard A . eppler will speak on “The Founding of New England - The Winthrop Fleet of 1630.” There is no admission charge and no reservations are necessary. Refreshments will be served.

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Town officials are looking to replace windows at the town hall. Some of the windows are nearly 70 years old.

Arrests Continued from page 6 police said, but were most heavily seen in several areas: Pondview Drive, Rockwood Drive, Belleview Avenue, Buckland Road, Southington center, Benny Drive, Wonx Spring Drive, Hamilton Avenue, Shetland Drive, Hatton School area and Southington CARE. The joy riding, known among the youths as “car hopping,” involved several of the teenagers working together to execute the thefts while others served as lookouts, police said. These thefts were carried out after the youths organized sleepovers or other social gatherings to deceive their parents, according to police. Police followed several

leads in order to make arrests and were able to close those cases only with some old-fashioned police work, according to detectives. The investigation involved hours of surveillance and undercover work, as well as beat walks, so officers could talk directly with the public. The cases had another disturbing component, police said. Rather than pawning the items, the youths either kept the stolen goods for themselves or, in several cases involving the younger thieves, they exchanged the items with other youths for packs or cartons of cigarettes. “The issue here is twofold. The first component is the law enforcement issue itself, but the second issue is a social component,” DePalma said. “We need to review what is available to see if

there are proper public education opportunities in place and we need to analyze how home life affected each teenager. Each case really is situational and independent of the others.” DePalma said the department has closed most of the cases, but there could be more arrests. Anyone who has not reported a theft or who has information regarding a theft is asked to contact the Police Department at (860) 621-0101. Court records show Pelletier is facing charges of second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, tampering with a motor vehicle and second-degree criminal mischief. He is due back in Bristol Superior Court on Jan. 20.


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Police Blotter Jan. 1: Leonardo Juarez-Mendez, 33, 129 Center St., second-degree breach of peace, third-

degree assault, 2:44 a.m. Richard T. Hetzler, 29, 18 Canal St., operating under suspension, 10:11 a.m.

Lawrence F. Perry Jr., 18, 1 rassment, 5 p.m. Saw Mill Lane, second-degree Timothy J. Demerchant, 27, harassment, conspiracy to 20 Lincoln St., New Britain, commit second-degree ha- sixth-degree larceny, 11:06 p.m. Jesse T. Moulton, 28, 472 Main St., Middletown, sixth-degree larceny, 11:06 p.m. Jan. 2: George Gonzalez, 24, 8 Gilman St., Hartford, operating under suspension, 2:24 a.m. Jan. 3: Jeffrey J. Hartunian, 28, 11

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Breathe Easier: Discussion of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Thursday, January 21 6:30 to 7:30 pm Learn how COPD is diagnosed and treated. Jan St. George, AS, RRT-NPS Southington Public Library, 255 Main Street Registration required; (860) 628-0947

Nutrition Tips for the Older Adult Thursday, January 21 12 to 1 pm Learn what foods, vitamins and minerals our body needs as we age. Carol Mcguigan, RD The Village at Kensington Place, 511 Kensington Avenue, Meriden Lunch will be provided. Registration required; (203) 235-0181

Lymphedema Symposium Monday, January 25 6 to 8 pm An evening of education and activities, including a discussion on the basics of lymphedema, current treatment and new directions in diagnosis. Our Healthy Step instructor will lead the group in a brief introduction to this program. MidState Medical Services, 61 Pomeroy Avenue, Meriden Dinner will be provided. Registration required; (203) 694-8353

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Hamill Drive, Winsted, seconddegree breach of peace, 12:20 a.m. Jan. 4: Gregory J. Rafala, 45, 52 Claudia Drive, speeding, 4:40 p.m. Daniel B. Griffith, 49, 10 Darling St., operating under suspension, 5:21 p.m. Kristen St. Pierre, 37, 157 Pavano Drive, Plainville, violation of protective order, 5:40 p.m.

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INSIDE: NWC beats Knights on court, pages 26 & 27



Good start for gymnasts By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen

The Southington High School gymnastics team started off its 2010 campaign exceeding expectations in its opener against

Citizen photos by Michael Guerrera

Carmine Castiglione (left) and Cory Seeger (right) have been two of the key seniors leading a group of youngsters to early season success.

Wrestling team impresses after tough break By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen After a “ b l u e ” Christmas and a less t h a n thrilling New Year for the Southington wrestling team, they got back on the mat and back on track in a league match against Hall-West Hartford last Wednesday. “We had a rough week off,” head coach Derek Dion said. “We had a rough vacation week where we didn’t wrestle all that well.” “But we came back today, it was a league match, an important match, and I think the kids, a lot of the younger kids especially, did a really good job,” Dion said about the Hall performance. As Dion mentioned, doing a lot of the work for Southington throughout the night was a young group of freshman and sophomores that will be the future of Southington wrestling, but

right now, are trying to learn on the spot. “We’re going to go through some growing pains this year, they’re young, but they’re good growing pains,” Dion said of his youth movement. Then there’s the older group that’s leading the present squad and is the rock for the Blue Knights. “I have real high hopes for a lot of the freshmen and sophomores here,” Dion said. “(But) we have our seniors that are pretty solid, good wrestlers – Dougie (Fontaine), Cory (Seeger), Carmine (Castiglione) and X av i e r (Crofton) are doing a great job also. “Then we have a l a r g e group of very good freshman, some extremely good sophomores. Christian (Bowles) is really coming into his own in his junior year; he’s really wrestling the way he’s capable of. “Then we have some young freshman like (Travis) Daly, (Nick) Sforza,

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high hopes for a lot of the freshmen and sophomores here.”

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(Nick) Solomon. I’m really excited about those guys that are going to be really making some noise in the future.” But for the younger group, it’s been the veterans helping to pave the way and making sure Southington, even with less experience, does not let up. Dion describe both Fontaine and Seeger as “Mr. Consistency,” saying, “they’ve always wrestled well, they’ve always worked hard and they’ve always been successful.” Through their rigorous work ethic, both seniors lead through their actions. “They’re doing a good job of leading by example for the younger kids so they see what it takes to be successful,” Dion explained. “Hopefully the younger kids will watch them, watch how hard they work in prac-

tice and watch how that translates.” Still, at 8-3 prior to Wednesday’s match against Middletown (result not available at press time), the team was coming off a 3-1 performance at the Blue Knight duals, the Hall win and a 2-2 effort against some tough out-of-state squads at the Westside Duals this past weekend. So whatever issues the team had during the winter break seemed somewhat ironed out. “I hope,” Dion said of whether his team was back on track or not. “It’s hard to say. Our schedule has no let up in it. We have one of the toughest schedules in the state so the kids have to get better every week, work harder and get better every single week.” The Blue Dragons were another obstacle on the Knights schedule and Dion knew it would be another test. “They wrestle tough,” he said of Middletown High. “They’ve been a very, very good team for a couple of years now.” After a tournament at Hall tomorrow, the team will have another in-conference dual meet against Conard next Wednesday. The team won’t be home again until they face Newington on Jan. 27.

Hall. “We did real well, we actually did better than I anticipated with all the new athletes,” head coach Byron Knox said. “They showed me how we really can compete, practice is practice, but seeing them in that competition mode really showed our potential.” Senior captain Rebecca Mirando proved her leadership, participating in three events against Hall. “She did very good,” Knox said. “Yes she definitely has fit the (leadership) role and it helps having the presence of (fellow senior) Lauren Bacrall.” Going into the season Knox thought beam might be the weakest event for this group. However, with junior captain Kate Hyde returning from shoulder injury, the team only got stronger in that category, as well as the others. “Kate (Hyde) is a strong allarounder for us and she is ready to go,” Knox said. “With some veterans returning this week, beam might not be as low.” Another positive addition for the Blue Knights is freshman Olivia Morrell. “She has a high skill set, but sometimes in high school that’s not conducive to it, but she is by far one of the best all-arounders we have” Knox said. “She’s very excited and pretty amped up (to compete).” Sophomore Cassidy Chamberland continues to impress and fill the role she left as a

See Gymnasts, page 31


The Southington Citizen — Friday, January 15, 2010

Tough loss to NWC shouldn’t overshadow great first half By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen Despite a developed strategy going into competition, the Southington girls basketball team suffered a 50-32 loss at the hands of undefeated Northwest Catholic on Monday night. “Our approach was to take away transition baskets and try to play the game at a more relaxed pace,” head coach Jim DiNello said. “Northwest did a great job of not letting us do that.” It was the pressure and defensive solidity that drove NWC to its 10th-straight win this season. “They applied tremendous pressure to our guards and really made it tough for us to run our stuff,” DiNello said. “They are one of the best half court defensive teams

I’ve ever seen, (and) their quickness out front and strong post defense makes them very for midable in all aspects Southington Conard defensively.” Despite being beat off NWC the boards Southington statistically, Tori Munson still played her role of glass dominator for the Blue Knights with 13 rebounds (8 offensively, 5 defensively). “(Despite) Tori continuing to be a force on the boards, they really hurt us on the glass,” DiNello said. “We did a fairly good job initially of causing them to miss their primary shots in possessions but they had way too many put backs.” Southington was only down seven at halftime, but the continuous flowing transition game is what caught up with them in the end.

“The pace was quite fast due to NWC’s ability to make us play that way,” DiNello said. Despite the loss, 49 Jordyn Nappi led the 29 Blue Knights with 13 points and DiNello 50 sees the result as a 32 learning experience moving forward. “The game last night should make us better. Our player’s effort was really good but NWC is a really, really good team,” DiNello said. “We did not beat ourselves, NWC beat us (and) my hat’s off to them. “They played exceptional basketball and I give them all the credit in the world. I really like the way they play but having said that, I liked our team’s effort.” It is this effort the team will need heading up against Hall, who they lost to earlier in the year, in its next outing.

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Freshman Jordyn Nappi led the scoring in the Conard win and has led the team in points all season.

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NWC sets the pace for conference play, New Britain up next By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Nothing should be taken away from a 6-1 start for the Knight boys on the hardwood, but after facing the class of the league in Northwest Catholic on Monday, they now know where they have to go to improve. “I think we demonstrated that we have the ability to play with them,” head coach Bob Lasbury said after the 59-40 loss. What happened was an 18-5 run from NorthPhoto by Matt Leidemer west to end the first Mike Rhodd rose to the chalquarter, which included a 7-0 run and an 11-0 lenge against NWC. sandwiched around five points from the Knights. The Harris. The score for the remainscore after eight minutes: 2812, which included 17 points ing three quarters: 31-28 in from Northwest’s Julian favor of the Indians.

ly piled up in the “We didn’t reSouthington 67 early frame, spond well as a Conard 51 Southington actuteam, as a ally finished with coach,” Lasbury NWC 59 12 to 17 from said of the Southington 40 Northwest. team’s poor first Aside from the quarter. “I don’t think we responded well to turnovers, Lasbury credited what they were doing, al- poor shooting and an inabilithough I’m proud of the sec- ty to rebound the ball as the ond half the way we made reason Northwest was able to get out in transition. some adjustments.” “The way you slow the “I think if we had taken better care of the basketball, pace down is to score,” Laswe had some costly bury said. The numbers really spell turnovers and they got out in transition and that really it all out: 15-for-41 from the hurt us,” Lasbury explained. field and a putrid 1-for-14 While the turnovers slow- from beyond the arc.

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Mike Rhodd was the only man in double figures with 14 points for Southington, while Northwest had three players in doubles. “They’re a talented team, they were better than us tonight,” Lasbury said of the Indians. Still, Rhodd’s effort could not go unnoticed. His numbers: 14 points (6-for-6 from the field), seven rebounds, five steals, six blocks and only one turnover in 24 and a half minutes, continued a stellar year for the senior for-

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Hockey team has unusual week, still lot to learn By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

It’s hard to say the most notable game or even play for that matter of the past week on the ice for HallSouthington was the play that didn’t happen and the game that didn’t finish. But when a routine check knocked a hole in the boards at Veteran’s Memorial Skating Rink during a 3-3 tie in the third period against Rocky Hill-RHAM-Middle-

town, suspending were down 3-2 afNewington4 the game, it’s ter two periods Berlin bound to get and I think we Hall-SHS 2 some attention. scored in the first Head coach five minutes of Jeff Anastasio called it a safe the third period, so to me, check and joked, “Usually that shows that the fire is when you see damage to the there; to play from behind, to boards, it’s usually a result play with a sense of urof the Zamboni negotiating gency.” the corner poorly.” Both coaches wanted to Still, trailing 3-2 going into finish the game, but the likethat period, Hall-Southing- ly conclusion is that both ton was able to tie it before teams will get credited with the game was suspended. a tie. “It was good for us, Anastasio was slightly disthough,” Anastasio said of appointed with his team’s efthe suspended game. “We fort, but said while “things

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Blue Knights Scoreboard Wrestling SHS 56, Hall 18 Southington got pins from Tyler Daly (285-pound), Tyler Mirando (103), Christian Bowles (112), Pat Hamel (125), and Nick Sforza (152) as they won the conference meet, moving their overall record to 6-1, 2-0 in the CCC West. Decisions for the Knights came from Carmine Castiglione (189), Ryan DuPuis (135) and Cory Seeger (145) while Nick Solomon (119) scored a technical fall. Xavier Crofton (215) and Doug Fontaine (130) won via forfeit. Westside Duals Springfield Central (Mass.) 50, SHS 22 Hamel (125-pound), and Anthony Pelletier (285) scored pinfalls in the loss. Fontaine (130), DuPuis, and Crofton (285) all scored decisions. North Andover (Mass.) 63, SHS 9 Fontaine (130) and Castiglione (189) were the only winners. Fontaine scored the decision, Castiglione won by pinfall. SHS 58, Ludlowe (Mass.) 21 Fontaine (130), Seeger

(140), and Bowles (112), all won by pinfall. Mark Jaffer (152), Don Rinaldi (171), Castiglione (189), Crofton (215) and Mirando (103) all won via forfeit. Hamel (125) scored the major decision victory and Pelletier (285)

won via injury. SHS 60, Pinkerton Academy 22 (N.H.) Seeger (140), Dan Westbrook (152), Rinaldi (171), Castiglione (189), Crofton (215), Bowles (112), Solomon (119) and Hamel (125) all won

by pinfall. Sforza (145) and Pelletier (285) won through forfeit. After the Westiside Duals, Southington’s record moved to 8-3. Outlook: See page 25

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Hockey Continued from page 28

Indoor Track Hartford Public Invitational SHS Boys: Tied for 26 out of 32 – 5 points The 4 x 800-meter relay team of Bryan Wilcox, Bryan McGrane, Tim Brown and Zack Albert finished fourth with a time of 8:39.25, garnering four of the team’s five points. Wilcox grabbed the final point with a sixth place finish in the two-mile run in 10:11.85. SHS Girls: Tied for 29 out of 32 – 3 points Erin Saucier’s fifth place finish in the pole vault at 9-06 scored two of the three Knight points, as Tanaye White just edged out teammate Nicole Lulevitch in the triple jump at 33-06.5 for the final Blue Knight tally. Lulevitch jumped 33-04. Outlook: A good showing for the runners and the girls at Hartford Public. Gymnastics SHS 135.8, Hall 118.4 Outlook: See page 25

game saying the 3-3 result might have been different had they put forth the same kind of effort as in their Newington-Berlin loss. “We put a good effort out, but it’s just one of those games their forwards put enough pressure on us that eventually they were able to capitalize on a couple of breakdowns in the defensive end,” he said. Hall-SHS showed a lot of moxy by tying things up at two in the second period after trailing 2-1 after the first. Anastasio credited something they’ve been preaching in practice to the more efficient offense. “We’ve been talking to them a lot and trying to encourage our team to try and throw pucks at the net rather than always looking for that perfect shot. “Usually good things are going to happen when you throw pucks at the net.” Hall-Southington ended up

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Gymnasts Continued from page 25 powerful freshman last season. “She’s doing very well and was one of the lead allarounders for us last season,” Knox said. “She is very consistent, she might make a few mistakes, but that is very rare.” Fellow classmate, Amanda

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Surprising success for skiers early in the season By Dave Mongillo Special to The Citizen The Blue Knight ski team had a great opening round in the CISL season last week at Mount Southington. Austin Florian was the fastest Knight on the mountain, finishing seventh overall and third in varsity Class L. Hallie Roberge was again the top woman on the team finishing 16th overall and eighth in class out of the 111 varsity racers on the twelve teams. “I knew after the first practice that we were going to be a much better team than last season,” said coach Troy Schinkel. “But third in class is better than I thought we could open the season.” Sarah Case, in her first year on the team, finished 19th out of the 60 varsity racers in Class L. Southington High School races as a mixed

team, so the women race against the top varsity boys in the large school class. There are eight women on the Knights’ varsity ski team. Nine out of ten Blue Knight skiers finished both runs in last week’s race. Sharon Longo came in 25th in class followed by Heather Pehmoeller in 33rd. Co-captain Mike Turner, after faltering on his first run in the giant slalom, had a great second run and finished 35th in class. Alyssa Aligata, Dierdre Hermann, and Rachel Fabian also scored for the Southington team. Only one racer, Allie Minahan, failed to finish last week’s race. Last season, with only seven racers on the team, if one skier fell or was disqualified, the team was out of the running. The times of the fastest six racers on each team are added to arrive at a team score. The lowest total is the winning team. “This is the largest team we have ever fielded, and we

have some good, experienced racers. We now have a full varsity team and a small JV squad. We are going to build on last week and try to get a little better in every race,” said coach Schinkel. “I feel we are going to do a lot better than last season.” In other news from the mountains, seven seems to be a good number for Southington racer Hallie Roberge. Last Sunday she finished seventh in a TriState Giant Slalom at

Wachusett Ski Area in Massachusetts. That was her second seventh place finish in a major race in the young season. If Roberge can manage a few more top ten finishes in Tri-State events she will qualify for the Eastern Junior Championships at Okemo Mountain, Vt. in early March. The UConn team had two good races at Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire last weekend. Former Mount

Southington racers Matt Diamond and Rachel Bisacky contributed to the teams fifth place finish. “This is the beat finish the ski team has had in the last 12 years,” said coach Larry Gianatti. “If we can keep racing at this level we could qualify for the championships at the end of the season. “The team has really come together. The last two weeks training at Killington has seen everyone improve their speed in the gates.”









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After the supper, the First Congregational Church Steeple Players will perfrom a teen production of “Snow Angel,” a drama told through journal entries and interactions among 15 students over the course of a single snow day. It will be at 7 p.m. in Peace Cafe. Other performances are on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m., and Sunday, Jan 31 at 1 p.m. There is an additional cost to attend

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Outback night Support Southington school children by having a hearty meal Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Outback Steakhouse on Queen Street. The Southington Education Foundation is hosting a philanthropic fine-dining experience in support of its mission to instill a love of learning in the town’s children. There is a cost to attend. Tickets include a steak and chicken dinner with vegetable, dessert and beverage. Seatings are at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All ticket proceeds go to the Southington Education Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to enriching the minds and lives of the town’s most impressionable community members — its school students. For tickets, contact Dr. George Costanzo at (860) 621-

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Soup tasting Calvary Assembly of God, 56 Dunham St., will host its second annual soup tasting night on Friday, Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a cost to attend. A variety of homemade soups are planned: chicken, minestrone, corn chowder, Neapolitan, seafood chowder and tomato. This event is sponsored by the church’s women’s group.

DECA dinner On Tuesday, Jan. 26 in the Southington High School cafeteria, DECA and the National Honor Society are hosting a pasta dinner to benefit the American Cancer Society. The dinner is from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a cost to attend.

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Music and Mayhem night will be Saturday, Feb. 20 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., appetizers, salad and pizza stations from 7 to 9 p.m. and beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and pastries all night. There is a cost to attend. The night begins with the music of Loose Change followed by two comedians, Tom McTiernan and Dan Wilson. It will be held at the Aqua Turf Club, Kay’s Pier North, to benefit Southington Social Services. For more information/tickets, call Missy Slater (860) 621-9335, Diana Sheard (860) 793-2765, Kathy Kukowski (860) 276-1083, Dave Harrington (203) 8591366.

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You’re not going can also hold reservations to directly save, but time is without payment in full, alAccording to Christopher Tichy lowing customers to make a money.” Rising star: Costa Rica for rain forests and ziplining. small deposit when rates are Most popular: The Dominican Republic, Mexico, Aruba, “We are vacation specialAntigua and St. Lucia ists,” Tichy said. “It is not a low and save money in the Comeback: “Walt Disney World has been another destinajob, more of a hobby that we time leading up to the vacation that we have seen an increase in business,” Tichy said. tion. are passionate about.” Something different: Trips to Mexico with an emphasis on According to Lynch, now Lynch said he can also the culture and education help travelers save money is an attractive time to buy a Still hot: “Cruise vacations to Alaska are still extremely vacation because of the with helpful tips. popular since pricing has decreased.” “To wait to the last minute economy. At home: “And lastly, vacation interest has spiked right “The prices have been reyou may get the best land here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.” Tichy singled out escorted price, but you might want to ally low, lower than they’ve tours to national parks and attractions out west, Washington, swim to get there,” because ever been,” he explained. D.C. and California. “We offer service beyond flights are so expensive, the click,” Tichy said. “The Lynch explained. cost $764 million and conBut how does the agency Internet has taught people that a internet price is the struction is expected to bemake money? lowest price. This is not true. gin in May. “We make all our money, Each of Robinson’s busiwe’re paid completely by the We offer the same rates the Continued from page 1 nesses is made up of a dicruise lines, by the tour oper- Internet does and our prices are even lower on many vacaverse group of employees. In ators. Whatever price you After coming to Connectisee on the screen is the same tions.” cut, between the ages of 16 an interview with the HartBusiness Journal, and 18, Robinson was able to ford save up $7,500 from his job as Robinson told reporters that C&R Development seeks out a dishwasher and purchase a Read us on the Web: minority business entergrocery store. Now, Robinson is the chief prise and disadvantaged executive officer and founder business enterprise subconthe town’s zoning regula- of six businesses nation- tractors to participate in contions and he was sent a cease- wide, including C&R ATM struction projects. He said and-desist order in Novem- Company, the Paradies and employees also attend most Continued from page 1 ber. New England gift shops diversity seminars conductAfter that, signs began found in Bradley Interna- ed by the State of ConnectiTrue told the board that he popping up around town en- tional Airport and the State cut. Robinson said diversity had been member of the Fu- couraging residents to “Save Capitol, as well as C&R Deture Farmers of America the Goats.” True became velopment Company, the means “hiring the best peoand was given the chance by something of a celebrity, ap- business for which Robinson ple, treating them well, and the Southington school sys- pearing on television news- received the diversity award. rewarding them for their These businesses provide performance.” tem to attend a national con- casts and being interviewed “It’s important to see the vention of the FFA in Wash- by a number of newspapers. jobs for more than 200 people value in performance, recogWhen he entered the coun- in Connecticut alone. ington, D.C. “All I’ve known nize their performance, and cil chambers before the meetC&R Development offers is farming, all my life,” he ing, he was met with loud ap- construction management rewarding them for it. We said. In the 13 years True has plause. The crowd then gave services, development and have a 15 percent turn-over kept the goats, they’ve be- him a standing ovation once property management. Re- rate. In the past 15 years cently the business has fo- we’ve had the same employcome a popular attraction for the variance was approved. True said afterward that cused on primarily school ees because we’ve hired the families, who bring their he’s very relieved he’ll be building projects. Among best people,” Robinson said. children to feed them. His Robinson said that he did property is part of what used able to keep his goats. He completed projects are the to be the 78-acre Hubeny said he’s already planning to King-Robinson School in not expect to receive the diversity award. return in five years to reNew Haven and the Noah Farm. The land was sold and “I didn’t deserve it,” subdivided in the late 1990s, quest again that he be al- Webster MicroSociety Magnet School in Hartford. The Robinson said humbly, “I leaving True with just over a lowed to keep the goats. Voting to approve the vari- largest project underway at haven’t done anything but do half-acre. The town’s regulations re- ance were Joseph LaPorte C&R Development is the Sev- the right thing. My biggest quire farm animals to be (D), Robert Salka (R), Patri- en Hills Beach Resort & Casi- thing in life is to give back kept on at least 3 acres. cia Potter (D), Paul Bedard no in Robin Bay Area, St. what God has given me. I just True’s much smaller lot was (D), and Edward Kuklinski Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. want to give back to those The project is estimated to who haven’t been as lucky.” found to be in violation of (D).





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Used Car Winter Clearance Sale! $3195. Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden

HONDA Accord 1993 Exc. $2450 DODGE Ram Pickup 1994 V8. Excellent. $2600 OLDS Intrigue 1998 Runs great. $1700 (203) 213-1142

4door, AT, AC. Power window /locks. Sony AM/FM/CD. New drive belt. 13K. Wires/oil-116K Emiss. 9/09. Must sell. Son leaving for Air Force. $4200 or Best offer. (203) 500-5102

4 Doors, 6 Cylinder. Automatic. 59,497 mi. #TR1370 $13,990

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Ford Taurus Wgn 1995 Used Car Winter Clearance Sale $1995. Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden



DODGE Pickup w/plow 1990 Used Car Winter Clearance Sale! $2995 Can be seen at G.T. TIRE 155 Colony Street, Meriden

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DODGE Neon SXT 2004



Land Rover 2007 Range Rover 4 Door, 6 speed auto 39,336 mi # 11549 $41,995 (203) 238-1100


VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GL 2003 Automatic, 4 Cylinder. FWD. 53,757 mi. #1346 $8,990

4 door, aWD. 4 Spd Automatic. 52,789 mi. #1384 $14,990

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4 door, Extended Cab, Long Bed 35,075 mi # 11547 $26,995 (203) 238-1100

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CADILLAC DTS Luxury III Level 2006 Excellent condition - like brand new. All the options. Green Mist w/cream interior. 57k miles. $18,400 or best offer. 203-988-7604 Ask for Leo

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VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS 2004 Auto, Moon Roof, Alloy Wheels. 82,759 mi. #1340 $9,990

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CHEVY Silverado 1500 LT 2002 Extended Cab. Automatic. 8 cyl. 81,452 mi. #1347 $12,990

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CHEVY Blazer 1998 4wd Used Car Winter Clearance Sale! $3250 Can be seen at G.T. TIRE 155 Colony Street, Meriden

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203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 AUTO PARTS FOUR Dunlop Tires Size 23575R-15 Rover XL. $100. 5 cu. ft. chest freezer. Good condition. $75. (203) 284-1780

KIA Rio 2008 4DR Sedan, 4 cycle 17,500 miles. Like new! Bookvalue $10,200. Asking $8,500. 860-828-1848 or 860-930-4772

SNOWMOBILES FORD Escape 2003 4 door, V6, Automatic 59,336 mi # 11571 $15,995 (203) 238-1100

CHRYSLER 300 2007 V6, Automatic. 64,615 mi #618733 $12,855 (203) 630-2926


4 door, FWD Sedan. Automatic. 40,264 mi. #1381 $11,990

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GLS 2006 2.0L, 3 door Hatchback, Auto. 58,728 mi. #1366 $10,990

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VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS 2005 5 spd manual. 4 Cylinder. FWD. 86,753 mi. #1319 $8,990

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


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DODGE NEON 1997 LIKE NEW. 53K. $2400 HONDA Accord 1996 Very clean. $1850

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Automatic. 2.4L. 43,000 mi #061635 $12,555 (203) 630-2926

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GLS 2006 2.0L, 3 door Hatchback, Auto. 58,728 mi. #1366 $10,990

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX 2003 V6. Automatic, FWD 80,360 mi. #1339 $9,990

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2003 YAMAHA SX VIPER 700 cc. Red & black. Helmet and Communicator, Heated Grips, Runs great. Excellent condition. $4500. Call (203) 686-1354

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

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

JEEP Grand Cherokee 1993 Used Car Winter Clearance Sale! 4wd - $2995 Can be seen at G.T. TIRE 155 Colony Street, Meriden

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 FISH TANK- 55 Gallon. Pumps, stand. $300 or best offer. Too big for my townhouse. Call (203) 440-1024 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Rare German working lines. Dad is large boned, 100+ lbs. 8 males, 4 females, AKC reg. 1st shots, dewormed, microchipped & tattooed. Nice take home puppy pack. Ready 1/26/10. Now Taking Deposits! Serious inquiries please. $1200. (860)655-0889 or

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


Friday, January 15, 2010 — The Southington Citizen FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 1940’S 3 piece Mahogany pineapple finial BR set. 2 chests of drawers, 1 double bed. $500. (203) 237-5821


SWORDS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.

COFFEE Table 50W x 30L X 15H. 2 end tables 23W X 30L X 20H Maple color and glass top. All 3 pieces for $99. 860-276-9247 COUCH & loveseat set, dark blue soft tweed with detached back pillows and coordinateing throw pillows,barely sat on, Like new condition. $500. A must see. 203-265-3568 DINING Rm Set- Table, 6 chairs(2 arm chairs), china hutch. $550. 860-628-4895 LARGE Entertainment CenterSolid oak. Excellent condition. 3 years old. Paid $900 new, asking $400. Call (860) 6209574 LOVESEAT & Straight-back chair. Floral design. Good condition. $200 or best offer. Call (860) 628-8112 MAPLE Drop Leaf kitchen table w/ 4 chairs. Sturdy. Mahogany Dresser, Oak Morris chair. $100 each. (203) 634-4154

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE OFFICE Chair, leather, hardly used - $50. Computer desk $10. Exercise bike. Original price $599/ sell for $100. Call (860) 919-8503 OPTELEC Clear View Product #517, CCTV Reading Machine. $900 or best offer. (203) 2382502 SPECIALTY Discounted Bldgs Some under $8k Call to Reserve; 1 per Buyer Can Construct IAS-AC 472 Mfg Cert www.utilityking.comSource#1FY 866-609-4321

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT Absolutely All Hardwood 24 mo. seasoned, cut, split & delivered. $250/cord.


FIREWOOD Seasoned, hardwood. $200/cord Delivered. 1-4 cords. 12-14’ log lengths, $100/ cord. 3 cord min. (203) 380-8732 PELLET Stove, Vulcan Canadian, fireplace insert. Purchased 2005. Includes 20 bags of premium pellets. $750. Call (860) 621-6980 SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $225/cord; $135/half cord. 203-294-1775.

WLFD Great rental property. 2BR, eat in kitchen, LR, 1 car garage. Beautifully landscaped. Quiet neighborhood, low traffic. Good condition. $1200/mo. Sil Sala for details and showing 203-265-5618

203-238-3308 JEWELRY DIAMOND RING .59 carat. Appraised $3,250. Pinky ring for man or woman. Size 7 or 71/2. Asking $2,500. Call ask for John 203-235-8687


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


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

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier 203-464-0477

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


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 5BR house $1450/mo. Available 1/15. 137 Willow St. (203) 938-3789 MERIDEN-2BR, $750/mo + sec. 1 bath, Incld-heat & HW, W/D hkup. Refs & credit ck No pet/smoking. 203-237-6951


MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr, spacious. Secure bldg. Laundry. No pets. Sec dep. Section 8 appr’d. $750/mo. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN- Meetinghouse Village- 2BR townhouse, C/A, Garage. $1100. Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 MERIDEN-Wallingford line. Sterling Village townhouse. 2BR, 1 1/2 bath, LR w/FP, basement, W/D hkup, pool, tennis. $900/mo + sec. 203-988-3465 WALLINGFORD - Hillside, 1 bedroom, first floor, with heat, appliances include, no pets, $850. Call 203-804-0169 or 203430-0725.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN $900/mo. 5Rm 2BR 2nd fl. Renovated spacious apt on West Main, enc front porch, updtd EIK with W/D hookup, off st parking & more. 2mo sec, 1mo rent, EOH, no pets. Kathy 203-235-3300x690

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS ARMSTRONG PIANO - good sound but cracked soundboard & scratches - would make fine starter piano. FREE IF [YOU] MOVE IT BY MONDAY, JAN. 25!!! 860-918-3217 Durham GUITAR Player/collector will teach beginner guitar. $15 half hour; $25 hour lesson. Paul 860-463-1382; (860) 621-7852

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments

Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144


Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295

BERLIN-Four Rod Rd. IndustrialFlex Zoned space for rent, 1200 sq. ft. $900. 860-989-6971

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apts From $650 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1125/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl studio, $160/wk+sec. 1BR, 2nd fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823 12p-8p MERIDEN $450 Start the New Year right with this pleasant single room. Private bath. 199 East Main St. Call 203-440-4789 MERIDEN - 1BR, Broad St, near monument, hardwood floors, skylite, sunk in dining room and kitchen, private and secure, garage, $725, Call Dave 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833. MERIDEN 1 Bedroom, 1 bath. Charming, Cozy and quiet. All utilities & cable included. 1 year lease, $800 per month, $1200/sec. 203-634-0730

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 Bedroom. Excellent Condition. Private. H/HW included. Off-street parking. $675 per month. 1 month deposit. Call 203-238-9254.

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. MERIDEN 1BR- 1st flr avail. $650/mo Sect 8 appr’d. Leave message at (860) 426-0658

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 MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd fl. 5 Rms. Remodeled. Heat & appls incl. No smoking/pets. 45 South Second St. Sec 8 approved. $850 + 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591 after 5pm. MERIDEN 2BR, formal living rm & dining rm. Spacious, nicely remodeled. Hdwd fls. Laundry room. Off street parking. Sherman Ave. Call 203-634-6550

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 3BR. New paint/carpet, Off street parking, 2nd fl. Washer/dryer 1 yr lease. $900 plus sec. Call 203-671-2672 MERIDEN Cook Avenue 1 BR. 1st fl. Renovated. $825 includes heat, hot water and electric. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Nice, quiet 2BR, 1 1/2 bath, finished bsmt. Close to Hwy. $1050. Sec & ref. 860828-1688; cell 646-573-4187 MERIDEN W. Side, on bus line. 5Rm apt, 2BR. Newly painted. New carpets. No pets. Off-stparking. W/D hookup. Section 8 approved. 203-237-6096

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- 2BR apt, $725 + sec. & utils. Avail. immediately. L & E Property Management 203-938-3789 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- 2BR, $750, 3BR, $850. Located on Twiss St. Renovated. Background check=1month free to qualified renter. Sect 8 appr’d. Call 203-213-3951

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1st flr, 3BR, 6 rms, $900/mo. + security. Appls. No utilities. No pets. Call 203-6058591 MERIDEN- 4 rooms in duplex. Heat, hot water & appliances included. Call (203) 238-1730 MERIDEN- Freshly painted 1 & 2BR apts. $650-$800 per month. 60 Pleasant St. No pets. 203-668-6066. MERIDEN- Nice, Spacious 2BR, appliances, parking, good location, no pets, 25 Griswold St. $825 + deposit and credit. 203238-1890 MERIDEN-1BR Apt 203-715-7500 & 2BR Apt 203-641-8483 Clean, quiet, newly remodeled. W/D hookup. Off st parking. 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-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-Newly remodeled 5BRS, 2 full baths, $1,400. 4BR, $1,200. Spacious 1BR, $700. Off-st-parking, W/D hkups, new everything. 203-417-1675 MERIDEN-Studio apt $495. 1 BR apt $550. Plus utils. No pets, on bus line. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 2nd floor Hardwood flrs, new carpet. Enclosed front porch. Off st parking. $750 + 2 mos sec. 203-464-3083 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 5 rms, no pets. With garage. $850/mo. plus sec. Off st parking. Call (203) 639-4700 MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD - 5 rms, 2nd fl Appl, priv porch, off St. pkg, w/w rugs, spotless, quiet. No Pets. 3/1. Call 203686-0818 PLAINVILLE-Lovely 1BR apt. Stove, refrig, storage, parking, pool. $700/mo. 860-620-0598 SOUTHINGTON 1BR $600/mo. 2 mos. sec. Call 860-538-5575 SOUTHINGTON 3BR 2nd flr, $1000/mo. 2 mos. sec Call 860-538-5575 SOUTHINGTON Downtown 1BR, 136 Center St, Heat/garbage/ HW incld. No pets. $700/month. Call Mike 860-919-1908 SOUTHINGTON- 3BR Apt now avail. $900/mo. Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & Credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208 SOUTHINGTON-3 BR (5 Rooms) for rent. Newly remodeled. 2ND Floor. Call 860-621-4766 or 860-637-2344 SOUTHINGTON-3BR, Charming 1st flr of 2 family home, 1BA, SS appls, gar., prvt backyd, lg deck, conv. loc. No dogs $1275/mo+utils. 860-625-1411

SUMMER BROOK APTS Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2 bedroom, hot water included, $695-$795, Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160.

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1st floor, Lee Ave., W/D hookup, available now, $925 incl heat/HW. Call 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Fl. Dining Rm, Living Rm, Bathroom, Kitchen w/Big Pantry. Big closet in Master BR. Large front porch. Nice yard. $1100. 203 679-0032 or 203-952-5243 WALLINGFORD 2nd flr. 5 RMs, 2 BR. New kitchen, bath, paint, floors, appliances. Avail Jan 1. 1 mo sec & 1st mo rent. $850 /mo. (203) 619-3292 WALLINGFORD ROBIN HILL APARTMENTS Great location! 1BRs starting at $750. 2BRS starting at $850. Call 203-294-9110 for more info WALLINGFORD Small 2BR 1 BA WD Hkup 2nd Flr Big closets 800/mo sec. + crdt chk. (203)260-5395 WALLINGFORD STUDIO Semi-furnished. Newly renovated. Hardwood floors. Private driveway & private yard. No pets. 203-284-2077 or 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-Desirable East Side newly remodeled, scenic, quiet, 2nd flr studio, appls, patio, yard. $675/mo + utils. Call (203) 269-9755 WALLINGFORD. Available now. 2nd & 3rd flr apt, 2-4 BRs, washer/dryer, central air. $975. Call Joe (203) 631-7094 WALLLINGFORD Charming Studios, 1 & 2 BR at 53 Parker Place. $650-$950. Feb 1st or sooner occupancy. Electric heat/CA. Spacious & sunny. No dogs. Sunday showing - Jan 10 10-am-2pm. (203) 284-3601

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WLFD 3BR, 1st flr New remodeled, hdwd flrs. No pets, no smoking, off st parking, w/d hookups in bsmt. 203-269-5733 WLFD- 2BR, central location, laundry, no pets. Credit check. $800 + 2 mos. sec. 203-235-1381

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 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 //

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-213-2054 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12p8p MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $120 per week plus security. MERIDEN Room Available Utilities included! $115/Wk Available immediately 203-2138589. 203-639-0907 MERIDEN Room for Rent- Fully furnished, shared kitchen, LR, 1 1/2 baths. $150 per week. Clean home. All utilities included. Call 203-537-1772 Lisa MERIDEN- Clean, 1st flr, furnshed. rm. Private entrance. Share kit. & bath. All utils. Leave message 203-238-3369 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591


The Southington Citizen — Friday, January 15, 2010 ROOMS FOR RENT



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

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT PRIME Office space. 35 Pleasant St, Meriden. 525 sq. ft. $600/mo includes all utils. Call 203-237-5501


CARPENTRY REPAIRS Insulated Cellar Windows, Entry Doors, Complete Home Improvement by Carpenter. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107



DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1


Gonzalez Construction

MERIDEN COMMERCIAL 8600 SF, Loading Dock, Lobby with Offices, Showers. Lg Overhead Door & much more. $2500/mo or best offer. (860) 384-4205

WALLINGFORD “What a nice home!” WLFD $219,900 2BR Bungalow w/2 car garage. House needs extensive work. Beautiful 1.28 acre level property-used to be Xmas tree farm. Tranquil setting yet minutes to I91! Call Linda 203-265-5618

TINY TYKES DAYCARE, LLC Now enrolling 6 wks to 12 yrs.


We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

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

DUMPSTERS Roll-Off Dumpsters 15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360

ELECTRICAL SERVICE HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.


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



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


Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code


C&M CONSTRUCTION HOMEMAKERS Companions, Personal Care Assistants /Home Health Aides Licensed, Bonded, Insured. IMPERIAL HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC 860-351-5298.



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

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to let your items take centerstage to hundreds of potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:

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



A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

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

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co.

MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

PLUMBING Fahey Plumbing & Heating Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

203-235-1383 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

WALLINGFORD 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

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




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

Call Kathy (203) 265-5618

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

POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

3BR 2b Raised Ranch, corner lot. FP and walk-out & FR in LL, garage, nice deck off dining area. Come see, lovely curb appeal & more, many updates $309,900.



IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Plantsville 860-620-9395 Lic 55310


“NEW LISTING” SOUTHINGTON $275,000. Sure to please! Newly listed 4BR Raised Ranch on 1/2 acre. Complete w/floored attic for extra storage. Home has 2 fireplaces, 2 full baths, formal DR & oversized 2car garage. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

$92,500-Fully furnished, brand new furnishings right to forks & spoons! Tury key. Very quiet floor. Sec building. Ready to move in right now. This lovely one BR unit is clean and bright. Call Pat Lane 203-265-5618.


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

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

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co SIDING

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 12-3 80 AVERY AVENUE, MERIDEN New Construction! New Design! 2000SF! First flr open space. 3BRs, 2.5 baths, laundry rm on 2nd flr. Hdwd floors, finished off with granite. Walk-up bsmt with option for new studio or in-law apartment. $319,000.

MERIDEN Fabulous East side Duplex. Each unit offers 2BRs, casual LR & DR w/wood floors, updated kitchen & baths, new windows & roof, freshly painted and ready to move in. $229,900. Call Sue 203-235-3300

MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300

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



“New Listing”

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

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

Call 203-213-1219


2BR 2 bath 1704SF, completely remodeled kitchen, granite counter, solid oak cabinet, 3yr old furnace, HW flrs, 2 fireplaces. Addt’l 400SF finished basement. Asking $295,900

Call Al (203) 265-5618

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


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

203-294-9889 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 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

WALLINGFORD $149,9000 Handyman special; 2family w/store front, possible 3 family house. Some remodeling done, separate utilities. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

Whether you’ve lost a ring, wallet or a Cocker Spaniel, a Marketplace ad can help track it.


Friday, January 15, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

MEDICAL CAREERS MONDAY-FRIDAY Days Only Medical Oncology & Hematology, P.C., a prestigious practice, with 8 office locations throughout the New Haven County seeks self-motivated, take-charge individuals to join our Waterbury and Meriden offices. This is an excellent opportunity for long term success with an established, stable and successful practice.


Collects samples and performs lab testing and interprets results according to established lab policies and procedures. MT/MLT Hematology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service and the ability to multi-task are essential. Knowledge of Polytech or similar laboratory software a plus; 1-3 years previous experience is necessary.



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Local Job/Home every day Dedicated Fleet/Dedicated Pickups and Deliveries Great Earning Potential Steady work/New equipment North Haven, CT domicile (T/T DRIVER W/ 1 YR. EXPER) COWAN SYSTEMS, LLC (800) 882-6926

Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector Part-Time

City of Meriden Responsible code enforcement and inspection work involved in examining plumbing and mechanical installations to assure conformity with applicable plumbing and mechanical codes. HS or trade school diploma or the equiv. plus three yrs. exp in plumbing and mechanical systems installation and maintenance incl. two yrs exp. at the journey level. Must possess a valid P-1 or S-1 Unlimited Contractor’s License or P-2 or S-2 journeyman’s lic. for a min. of two yrs. Must have certification by the State of CT as Plbg/Mech. inspector and or cert. as Assist Bldg. Off. Must have a valid CT Class 3 driver’s license. Send resumes/apps. to

Personnel Dept., City Hall 142 E. Main St. Last date to apply Friday January 14, 2010. E.O.E

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MARKETER Earn income being a Liberty Tax Service Marketer. America’s tax service needs your help. Call for more information. 203-234-2889.


US Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer HELP WANTED

News Writer Freelance opportunity for individuals interested in covering local events and meetings in Berlin on an assigned basis. Experience preferred. Photography a plus. Write for your local newspaper and get to know your community better. Please submit a resume and writing sample to :

SECURITY GUARD 3rd SHIFT Full Time Sunday to Thursday 11:30 PM - 7:30 AM Must have 6 months security experience. Must have valid driver’s license - must meet requirements to obtain a security clearance. Very good benefits package including Medical and Dental insurance, 401K and Pension Plan. Apply in person at: Kaman Aerospace Kaman Precision Products 217 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 EEO/AAP/M/F/D/V

Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service and the ability to multi-task are essential. Knowledge of Polytech or similar laboratory software a plus; one - three years previous experience is necessary. National certification a plus. High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK Copying, mailing and faxing record requests to other medical facilities according to company policies and procedures, pulling charts 1-2 days prior to an appointment according to daily schedule, organizing papers, lab results, hospital reports, office visits, etc. into patient charts, filing medical histories and other information in patient charts in proper order following department guidelines, responding to STAT requests with appropriate follow through. Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service and the ability to multi-task are essential. Knowledge of IDX or Medical Manager a plus; knowledge of medical records work procedures, experience with MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook and one - three years previous medical records experience is necessary. High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. Our company offers a competitive salary and benefit plan including medical/dental, flexible spending account, paid time off, holidays, 401K with employer match, profit sharing, flexible schedules and more. Interested candidates please fax resume and include salary requirements to:

Human Resources at (203) 389-7635 or email EOE M/F/D/V


National Filter Media Laser Machine Operator Computer & Auto Sketch software experience helpful $9.00/ hour to start. Full Benefits. Hours 6:30am - 3:00pm M-F Please apply within 9 Fairfield Blvd Wallingford

Part-time & Per-diem openings Experience preferred but not required. Free Medical and Dental for part-time openings.

Wadsworth Glen


SUPER Customer Service Reps Wanted

30 Boston Road Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 346-9299 Phone (860) 343-5030 Fax

Pediatric/QA FT/PT/PD positions avail in the Middletown/Newington/ Meriden/Berlin areas. Home care exp. a must!



Speed Staffing LLC is now accepting applications for current and future Full Time/Part Time TELEPHONE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES. Various shifts available. Candidates should have 1 year prior customer service exp, preferably in a call center environment. The candidates must also have a clear speaking voice, typing & computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. Candidates must also be reliable, courteous, conscientious, and flexible. Bilingual is a plus, especially Spanish and French-Canadian. If interested, please call 203379-0390 or apply in person between 10am and 2:00pm, M-F at Fosdick Fulfillment Corp, located at 26 Barnes Road North, Wallingford, Ct 06492 WAIT STAFF - Day and night shifts available, experienced only. Apply in person: Athenian II Diner, 864 Washington St, Rt 66, Middletown.


RNs Case Manager/Pediatric FT/PT/PD positions avail in the Middletown/Newington/ Meriden/Berlin areas.

Please apply in person at:

Part-time, 20 hours per week. Must have experience in infection control. Free Medical and Dental as well as many other benefits.

FT / PT / PD positions avail in all areas. Very Competitive Rates! Home care exp. preferred!

Please apply in person at:

Family Care Visiting Nurse

Wadsworth Glen 30 Boston Road Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 346-9299 Phone (860) 343-5030 Fax

1-800-946-6331 Fax: 203-380-3582 customerservice@ EOE

CNA/HHA 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. 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:

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

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