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The Southington

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Volume 7, Number 43

Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Friday, October 28, 2011

Elks Lodge honors public servants at annual Public Safety Night By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

The Southington Elks Lodge 1669 has once again selected three of Southington’s finest as honorees of the club’s annual Public Safety Night, held last Thursday, Oct. 20. Traditionally, the club selects one Southington police officer, firefighter and state trooper, and it used to be required that they were residents of the town. Denise Roy, event chairwoman, said the club changed its tune recently, now honoring public

safety workers from the town even if they are not residents. Bill Higgins, lieutenant firefighter for Southington, is one example, as he lives in Enfield, and is one of this year’s honorees. The other two honorees, Mark DiBattista, a police officer, and Steve Chapman, a state trooper, are both Southington residents. “Each day, our local firefighters, police and state troopers, leave their families, to go out to protect and serve our community,” said

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At the end of the Elks Public Safety Award Dinner, honorees and presenters gather. They are, from left, Lt. J. Paul Vance, state Trooper Steve Chapman, 1st Sgt. Bill Freeman, Police Chief Jack Daly, police officer Mark DiBattista, Police Lt. Michael Shanley, Exalted Ruler Jim Marenzana, Denise Roy, chairwoman, Lt. William HigSee Elks, page 11 gins and Fire Chief Hal “Buddy” Clark.

Hemlock Hill RV helps youngsters’ wishes come true for past 13 years By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

foundation for 13 years because “we sell family fun,” said Chris Andro, general manager and executive vice president.

The result has been raising a total of $275,000 to enable the foundation to grant Hemlock Hill RV has supcountless wishes for children ported the Make-A-Wish with life-threatening medical conditions. Andro, 42, who with his brother, Jason Andro, 37, operate the business, said Make a Wish was a charity that is all about families, which is why they began supporting it more than one decade ago. “If you think about the industry, we put families into vehicles that make memories. We thought Make-A-Wish, what they do for the kids, was the best match,” he said. In 1999, the business donated a recreational vehicle to the foundation to be used for travel to Submitted photo five national parks. “That From left, at the RV Jamboree are committee member year we decided to come up Rob Gurry, of Lovino Brothers, Make-A-Wish Develop- with a fundraiser so more kids could do this kind of

ment Director Kim Smith, Hemlock Hill General Manager Chris Andro, event chairwoman Sharen Ames, and Hemlock Hill service manager Jason Andro.

Autism training gives valuable information By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen There can be no telling what an emergency responder might have to deal when a 911 call comes through, but one of the things they might be most unprepared for is someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder. That’s why Southington firefighter Glenn Dube, and fire department training officer Scott DiBattista felt it was important to have a seminar on autism awareness for emergency responders. Dube said he saw the program at a national conference and

thought it would be good to bring it to Southington. “It’s such a growing issue where if you haven’t run into a patient that’s battling autism, you’re going to at some point,” Dube said. “And there’s a lot of different things that go into how we have to alter our responses to accommodate some of their special needs and there’s a lot to learn, so it’s an excellent program.” “We just felt that it’s definitely a good idea to bring this to our people,” DiBattista said. “So in case we do come into a situation where there’s someone See Training, page 10

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The Barnes Museum is sponsoring a Historic Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m., with Southington historian and author, Liz Campbell Kopec who published a Southington historic pictorial in the renowned Images of America book series. The historic walking tour will commence at the Bradley, Yeomans, Barnes Memorial Chapel in Oak Hill and will take visitors back through the oldest sections of the cemetery to the gravesites of Southington’s forefathers and Samuel Woodruff ’s family who were the first colonial settlers of Southington that moved here from Farmington around 1698. Revolutionary and Civil War soldier tombstones will also be viewed during the tour as well as many other outstanding and historically significant tombstones. There is a charge to attend and are available in advance at the Barnes Museum, Southington Library, the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, 1 Factory Square on Center Street, and at Kopek’s office at 886 S. Main St., Plantsville. Tickets will also be available at Oak Hill Cemetery on the day of the event. For more information, call the museum at (860) 628-5426.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 28, 2011

YMCA to honor Bill McDougall with Compass Award

The Southington Community YMCA announced this week it will be honoring Bill McDougall at its annual Forever in Blue Jeans McDougall gala on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Aqua Turf Club. McDougall is the Y’s 2011 Compass Award winner for his work in staying true to the YMCA focus of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

His commitment to the Southington community is evident in his extensive volunteer service to many organizations, groups, and causes. He is the co-owner of Murphy & Scarletti’s in Farmington, where over the years, a charity has been adopted annually and include a charity night. Thousands of dollars have been raised for these charities which include Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, The Mill Foundation, Southington YMCA Sloper Camp Scholarship Fund, and Miles for Melanie Kick-Off

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tions Manager Michael Dominick. “The RV Jamboree is Continued from page 1 a weekend-long celebration of life, filled with games and thing.” Recently, Hemlock Hill RV prizes and quality time sponsored the annual Fall RV around a campfire with the Jamboree at the Terryville ones you love. It reminds us Campgrounds. For one week- of what being a kid is about, end, dozens of people who and what better way to suphave purchased a vehicle port a charity like Make-Afrom Hemlock Hill gather for Wish than to celebrate kids a barbecue, breakfast, activi- and family at the RV Jamties, fun competitions and boree. It’s incredible what games, all geared toward they have done across the families. Several camping years — just incredible.” This year’s special guest clubs pull it all together Brendon Robertino while the local business foots was whose wish was to have a the much of the cost. “It’s events like the RV bedroom makeover. Coming Jamboree that remind us home to a brand new bedhow precious life is,” said room, filled with a bunk bed, Make-A-Wish Communica- a brand new desk, painted

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First Congregational welcomes new pastor who sets sights on goals

For more than two years, First Congregational Church of Southington looked high and low for a new senior pastor. The previous senEllis ior minister, the Rev. Gordon Ellis, took on a New Hampshire church several years ago. “We were told, when it’s the right person, you’ll know,” said Search Committee Chairwoman Clare Lindsey, “and that certainly was the case.”

The Rev. Ron Brown was serving as the associate conference minister for Clergy Concerns for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ when the committee asked him to apply. His reputation as a gifted preacher and administrator was ringing in the committee’s ears and they couldn’t resist extending him an invitation, Lindsey said. “I was happy staying where I was,” Brown said. “But I prayed about it and felt this is really where God was leading me.” When Brown preached as a candidate on Nov. 7, the 875-

member congregation overwhelmingly voted him as the new senior pastor. “His preaching won people over,” Lindsey said. “And preaching really is the face of the church to the congregation and the town.” Brown began work on Jan. 30 and since then has been working steadily to get to know the congregation and help advance the church in a new direction. He was officially installed on June 6. He said he has three immediate goals for First Congregational. First, is to examine the church theme, “We are your people.”

“We want to explore what it really means to be God’s people,” he said, noting that the church is striving to build relationships both locally and globally. Second, Brown said, is to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. And third is to improve communication, which includes launching a new church website. “Ron is going to help us further our role with each other and in the community and in the world, in terms of acting as the Body of Christ,” Lindsey said. Brown has served church-

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Training Continued from page 1 with autism or any other kind of disability, it will maybe help us do our jobs a little bit better to help them.” Dube said he has encountered an autistic individual in the field before, though DiBattista said he has not yet. “It definitely changes how you have to do certain things,” Dube said. “You try not to hit any of their triggers and make sure they

don’t do something like walk out into the road.” “We have knowledge of autism, but never put it in a role if we’re trying to treat patients that have it, how to go about that,” DiBattista said. Firefighter/EMT Jason Dorval from the Whatley, Mass. Fire Department presented the program. Dorval has been administering the seminar since 2006, and got involved because he has a 10year-old son, Connor, who has autism as well as down

syndrome. Dorval started the presentation with a lot of basic facts about autism, giving statistics that show it to be the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States, with 1.7 million people affected. Dorval then went on to describe many traits and symptoms that people with autism may show, and how emergency responders should approach and handle them. He started by breaking down functional levels of people with autism,

saying there are low, middle and high levels, but when a stressful event occurs, they can regress. “When stressful events happen, they oftentimes lose the ability to function,” Dorval said. “As firefighters, EMTs, police officers, every time someone sees us, unless we’re at Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s a stressful event.” He said some other common speech traits are echolalia and scripting. Echolalia is when someone repeats everything you say

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back to you, and scripting is when someone recites something they learned in the past. “This happens in the police field all the time,” said Dorval of echolalia. “A person shows no physical signs of having a disorder, so you can see where this mocking incidence can happen.” Dorval said individuals have been seriously injured or even killed in the past due to improper restraint from lack of understanding of a person with a disability. Dorval also said some individuals have difficulties following listed instructions, so it is important to speak simply and calmly and break down instructions. “It’s very important during evacuations to be taught how to do this, they will not be able to follow complex commands,” Dorval said. “It’s not that they’re trying to be non-compliant, they just don’t know how to follow multiple sets of commands – break it down, you may have to show them.” Dorval also noted obstacles that responders might find in a home, like Plexiglass or barred windows, or fortified doors, which are used to keep individuals with autism from escaping and inserting themselves into harmful situations. He said these individuals tend to not have a sense of fear or danger, so after being rescued from a fire or a car accident, individuals may try to re-enter a burning building or wander out into traffic. “Do not let go of them,” he said. The program, which lasted about 2.5 hours, was very indepth and Dorval offered explanations for many behaviors that emergency responders may encounter when dealing with individuals with autism. At the end, he showed a video presentation which further implemented the tactics he explained earlier on how to handle individuals at calls. For more information about the program, visit www.firerescueautism.com.

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Elks Continued from page 1 Roy in her speech at the event. “As the wife of a firefighter, I can tell you that it is sometimes a thankless profession, for both of us. Each

time they kiss us goodbye, there is no knowing that they will return to us safely.” The dinner has been a Southington Elks tradition for the past 24 years, and was started by members Jim Shanley and Jim Dolan.

Southington Fire Lt. William Higgins, left, receives congratulations from Fire Chief Hal “Buddy” Clark.

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Higgins has been with the Southington Fire Department since 1990 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2008. Before Southington, he began his firefighting career in his hometown of Enfield in 1983 as a volunteer. Higgins said being a volunteer is what led to his full-time career now. He also has experience as an adjunct fire instructor for the Connecticut Fire Academy, and has been the administrator for Connecticut’s Statewide FireRescue Disaster Plan with the Commission on Fire Prevention for the past six years. Higgins is also the primary fire liaison for the state’s Emergency Operations Center in Hartford. “It’s a very challenging career and you never know what each day is going to bring,” Higgins said. Chapman entered the Connecticut State Police Academy in 2002 and was first assigned in Southbury. Chapman was a K-9 handler until 2010 when he and his canine partner, Rayner, were assigned to the Statewide Narcotics Taskforce. Chapman is also currently a member of the CT State Police Emer-


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Bread for Life program launches fifth Annual Appeal

Feeding the hungry has been Bread for Life’s number one priority for more than 25 years. The mission, of course, is made possible because of the generous support the group receives from friends in the Southington Community. One critical component of Bread for Life’s fundraising efforts is its Annual Appeal. Established five years ago, this appeal has helped BFL raise the funds necessary to keep all their feeding programs going. This year’s campaign, under the leader-

Volunteers load boxes of food collected at the Oct. 23 Crop Walk, a Church World Service fundraiser for food programs. Approximately 200 people walked almost 4 Citizen photos by Robin Lee Michel See Appeal, page 38 miles, starting and ending at Zion Lutheran Church. Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life, rear, talks to Carol Reilly, executive director of the United Way of Southington, and her family at Soup Nite, one of BFL’s largest fundraisers. Dozen of local restaurants contributed soups, stews, bread and desserts to the event held Oct. 19 at the high school.

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Cyber Knights triumph at Bash at the Beach

On Oct. 1, the Southington High School FIRST Robotics team, Cyber Knights, dominated and won the 2011 Bash at the Beach held in Old Lyme. The team came out as the number one seed after 24 qualifying matches winning them the Top Qualifier and

Top Play of the Day awards. The team thanks their alliance partners Teams 2067 Apple Pi, from Guilford, and Team 571 Paragon, from Windsor, on a great win. This was a huge win for the Cyber Knights and completes their

2011 competing season. The team has an exciting season ahead and is getting prepared for the FIRST Robotics Kickoff on Jan. 7, where the new game will be announced and the team will begin immediately on de-

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OPEN HOUSE Submitted photo

The Southington High School Cyber Knights’ robot takes on challengers at an October competition.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 6:30 P.M. 133 Bristol Street Southington, CT www.st-thomasschool.org

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On Saturday, Oct. 29, at Southington High School’s Fontana Field, the Southington High School Blue Knights Marching Band will present the 19th Annual Music of the Knight. This event is a United States Scholastic Band Association-sanctioned marching competition featuring 21 high school bands from across Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information, visit the Blue Knights Marching Band website www.shsbands.com, Facebook at w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / s h s -

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ues to seek sponsors to financially support this program for 2012. Businesses interested in supporting the team can contact Sandra Brino, at (860) 919-2945. — Submitted by Sandra Brino, Cyber Knights

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Wine tasting event

Reservation are being accepted for the first Wine Tasting Event hosted by Joseph DePaolo Parent Teacher Organization on Friday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive, Southington. Fundraiser includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and music. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Proceeds are slated to benefit DePaolo Cultural Arts Programs. A reservation form available on the Southington Schools DePaolo PTO website. Visit www.southingtonschools.org, click on DePaolo Middle School and go to PTO tab. For more information, contact Liz Francis, at (860) 8390817 or e-mail e.francis@ cox.net.

signing the Knightmare 2K12. The public is welcome to come check out the Cyber Knights in action. One of the 2012 competitions will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center March 29 through 31. The team contin-


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Library’s November artist: Expressions in Watercolors Bannock began her passion for watercolor painting many years ago and since she has widely exhibited in solo and group shows, juried

The Southington Library, 255 Main St., has announced that Southington artist Gail Bannock is the November artist of the month.

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art shows and has received numerous awards throughout the years. Her strong love for plein air (outdoor) painting brings her to many locations in the Northeast capturing a special scene to create on paper. Her paintings are hung in hundreds of homes and businesses in several countries. She is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society, serves on the board of directors of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association, is involved with several area art leagues and has taught watercolor classes for many years locally. The exhibit is on display during normal business hours of the library, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Southington Briefs Fundraiser for Bread for Life

For residences east of Route 10 and south of Berlin Street, leaves must be out no later than Monday, Oct. 31. For residences east of Route 10 and north of Berlin Street, leaves must be out no later than Monday, Nov. 7. For residences west of Route 10 and north of West Center Street, leaves must be out no later than Monday, Nov. 14. For residences west of Route 10 and south of West Center Street, leaves must be out no later than Monday, Nov. 21.

Jim McCabe, of Southington, owner and operator of McCabe’s Moving, is sponsoring a banquet to benefit Bread for Life. The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 9 p.m., at the Elks Club, 114 Main St. The banquet will be a wide selection of appetizers donated by area restaurants. McCabe said

nahan sells is donated to the Wounded Warriors Project or Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. To see his furniture, visit www.bresnahanprimitivereproductions.com.

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Southington Grange No. 25 is hosting its Belgian Waffle Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the grange Hall on the Corner of Summit Street and Knowles Avenue, Plantsville. There is a ticket price to attend which can be paid at the door. For more information on the breakfast contact Southington Grange, at (860) 628-9346. For more information on Southington Grange and the granges in Connecticut, visit the Connecticut State Grange website at http://www.CTStateGrange.org.

An open house for an exhibit of furniture handcrafted by Southington resident John Bresnahan will be held

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MOMS Club of Southington is a non-profit organization that supports stay-athome moms in the Bristol, Southington, Plainville, New Britain, Farmington and Kensington areas. The group is having a Halloweenthemed open house on Friday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to noon, at Bristol Library. Children are welcome to come dressed in costume. For more information or to RSVP, call (860) 3851331 or southingtonmomsclub@gmail.com.

there will also be music by the rock band, “Unfinished Business” and raffle. There is an admission charge or people can bring $15 worth of groceries instead. For more information, call McCabe at (860) 621-3270.

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‘God’s Favorite’ on stage

Library Briefs

Writers’ workshop

A Writers’ Workshop will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1:30 p.m., at the library. This

is sponsored by the Southington Arts Council and is open to all would-be writers, closet writers and published writers. For more information call (860) 621-2787.

Half-price book sale During November, the Friends Bookstore at the Southington Library, 255

Main St., is having a halfprice sale on all donated items. The store is full of a wide variety of items, including many like-new books, just in time for winter reading or gift giving. The store’s hours are: Monday, 2:00 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“God’s Favorite,” a play by Neil Simon, will be performed Nov. 10 through 13 at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. The director is Rich McCarty and the producer is Lisa Belfiore Davis. The play is loosely based on the biblical Book of Job. The setting of the play is a Long Island mansion.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, October 28, 2011 Clubs and organizations are invited to submit information about regular meetings and special events to The Southington Citizen to be published free of charge. Listings can be sent to news@southingtoncitizen.co m, faxed to (860) 621-3660 or sent to 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489. Please include a name and contact number.

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Appreciation dinner — Ticket deadline is today for the Military Appreciation Dinner which will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St. The dinner is free to military members and veterans; other guests have a ticket price to pay. There will be a buffet dinner which includes appetizers, sausage and peppers, chick-

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en, roasted potatoes, vegetables, green salad, rolls, butter and dessert. The public is welcome. Tickets or information: call Denise Johnson at (860) 707-6838. Become a tutor — English tutors needed. No experience is necessary — training, observations and support are provided. Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut Inc. has many adult students waiting for tutors to help them with reading, writing and speaking English. The group is offering a.m. tutor training: Oct. 28, Nov. 1, 4, 8 at Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St., Berlin, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and p.m. tutor training will take place on all of the following dates: Nov. 3, 7, 10, 14 at ARC, 201 W. Main St., Plantsville, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Information and registration: call (860) 229-7323, e-mail Sue at lvccoffice@gmail.com or visit www.literacycentral .org. Farmers Market — The Farmers Market held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Fridays in Plantsville will end Oct. 28.

MOMS Club Halloween — MOMS Club of Southington is a non-profit organization that supports stay-athome moms in the Bristol, Southington, Plainville, New Britain, Farmington and Kensington areas. The group is having a Halloweenthemed open house on Friday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to noon, at Bristol Library. Children are welcome to come dressed in costume. Information: call (860) 385-1331 or southingtonmomsclub@gmail.com.

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Cemetery walking tour — The Barnes Museum is sponsoring a Historic Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m., with Southington historian and author, Liz Campbell Kopec who published a Southington historic pictorial in the renowned Images of America book series. There is a charge to attend and tickets are available at the Barnes Museum, Southing-

ton Library, the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, 1 Factory Square on Center Street, and at Kopek’s office at 886 S. Main St., Plantsville. Tickets will also be available at Oak Hill Cemetery on the day of the event. Information: call the museum at (860) 628-5426. Halloween at the drivein — The Southington DriveIn, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, will be a “Halloween Movies and Fun” event on Saturday, Oct. 29. Patrons are invited to dress up in a costume and stick around for two spooky movies and “trunk or treating,” where car trunks can be decorated and candy given out to kids as they go from vehicle to vehicle. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with trunk or treating beginning at 5 p.m. There will be a costume parade at 5:45 p.m., and the first movie, “Hocus Pocus,” will begin at 6 p.m. This is a family movie. The second movie, “Halloween,” rated R, will begin at 8 p.m. There is a charge to attend. Halloween party — The

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Southington High School Key Club is hosting a “Kiddie Halloween Party” at the Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Kids ages 3 to 10 will have Halloween-related games and activities to get into the holiday spirit. Refreshments will be served. ‘Music of the Knight’ — The Southington High School Marching Band’s 19th annual “Music of the Knight” marching band competition will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, rain or shine, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The competition will be held on Fontana Field at SHS, 720 Pleasant St. There is a cost to attend. There will be 21 competing high school bands, along with performances from the Central Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut and SHS marching bands. Information: visit www.shsbands.com or call (860) 6283229 ext. 250. Halloween Bash at

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 28, 2011

seventh year of supporting the Alzheimer’s Association Continued from page 17 with the opening of Spooky Kingdom on the evenings of Camp Sloper — Saturday, Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30 and 31, from Oct. 29 is the last day the 7 to 9 p.m., 14 Lovley Drive, YMCA Camp Sloper Skate Park will be open for the sea- Plantsville. Information: more information, visit son. A Halloween Bash will www.spookykingdom. be held in the afternoon. Skaters are welcome to come com, Facebook or Twitter. dressed in costume, listen to music, eat and use the park. There will be Halloween Sunday treats and giveaways. If the weather is bad, this will not Spooky Kingdom — See be rescheduled. Information: Oct. 29 listing. contact Jay Jaronko, Outdoor Center Program director, at (860) 621-8194, ext. 308 or by e-mail at Monday jjaronko@southingtoncheshireymca.org. Spooky Kingdom — The Chorale rehearsal — Burke Family announces its Southington Festival

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Chorale rehearses at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. All voice parts are welcome and there are no auditions. Information: contact Liz at (860) 621-2837. Southington leaf collection - For residences east of Route 10 and south of Berlin Street, leaves must be out no later than Monday, Oct. 31. Spooky Kingdom — See Oct. 22 listing.

Nov. During November, the Friends Bookstore at the Southington Library, 255

Main St., is having a halfprice sale on all donated items. The store is full of a wide variety of items, including many like-new books, just in time for winter reading or gift giving. The store’s hours are: Monday, 2:00 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Restaurant, 1091 S. Main St., Plantsville. More than 55 guests attended the first meeting last month and the number is expected to grow. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main focus is to provide social interaction for women in the area while supporting philanthropic causes that support the Southington community. Women of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Coffee and tea will be served. For more information, contact Image Marketing Consultants, at (203) 302-0532.

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Become a tutor - English tutors needed. No experience is necessary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; training, observations and support are provided. Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut Inc. has many adult students waiting for tutors to help them with reading, writing and speaking English. The group is offering a.m. tutor training on all of the following dates: Oct. 28, Nov. 1, 4, 8 at Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St., Berlin, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and p.m. tutor training will take place on all of the following dates: Nov. 3, 7, 10, 14 at ARC, 201 W. Main St., Plantsville, 6 to 8:30 p.m. To register or for more information call (860) 2297323, e-mail Sue at lvccoffice@gmail.com or visit www.literacycentral.org. Networking Group â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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. Free. Information: contact the church office at (860) 6286958.

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CitizenFaith

The Southington Citizen Friday, October 28, 2011

Ye Olde Country Fair back again for 21st year Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., will hold its 21st annual Ye Olde Country Fair Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The newest addition, the gift basket room, will be back again this year, along with handmade crafts, homemade canned and baked goods, a cookie walk, silent auction, gingerbread village, used jewelry and books, a Christmas room and the raffle for a handmade quilt, all in the church hall. There will

be a luncheon prepared by the men of the church and served by the youth groups. Outside, continue shopping in two tents filled with “attic treasure” bargains. Ten percent of profits from the fair will be donated to Southington Community Services to help neighbors in need. Admission is free. For more information call the church office at (860) 628-5595 or visit www.plants villeucc.org.

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John Forster displays some of the holiday lamp posts, mahogany Christmas trees and other wooden items he created for the 2011 Ye Olde Country Fair at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. The fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Fall hours at Faith Baptist

Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., has changed its hours to: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Adult Sunday School; 11 a.m., Children’s Sunday School classes, 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., home Bible study; and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., discipleship class. For more information, call the church at (860) 628-8147.

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., in Southington, is offering a pumpkin patch where pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, gourds, Indian corn and corn stalks will be sold. In addition, handmade crafts and St. Paul’s pumpkin whoopie pies will also be for sale. The Pumpkin Patch will be open Monday through Friday, 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sale runs through Monday, Oct. 31. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Southington Community Services, which provides many support services to local residents. In addition, the Pumpkin Patch also benefits the Navajo Nation, as the pumpkins are

grown on their land in New Mexico. The dry temperatures of the region produce a hearty pumpkin that weighs less and lasts longer than traditional pumpkins. For more information, call the church office, at (860) 6288486.

Never known to fail. Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea ... help me and show me that you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly seek you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (Make your request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. Thank you, Blessed Virgin. GK


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Friday, October 28, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Obituaries Rose DellaBitta

Michael John Zawacki Sr., 52, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died suddenly at Broward Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Sept. 25, 2011. He was born on May 24, 1959, in Southington, the son of Chester and Marion Zawacki, of Florida . He had graduated from Southington High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa Zawacki; two sons, Michael John Zawacki, Mitchell Lawrence Zawacki and fiancee, Susan Pellegrini; his two brothers, Mark Zawacki and wife, Doreen, Gary Zawacki and wife, Holly; along with nieces, Kimberly and Tricia, and nephew, Kyle and Michael’s fiancee, Lana Martinez. A memorial service was held on Oct. 22, 2011, at Mary Our Queen Church. Interment followed at St. Thomas Cemetery. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, assisted with arrangements.

Rose (Ronketti) DellaBitta, 98, of Milldale, died on Oct. 8, 2011, at her home. She was the wife for 56 years of the late Aldo DellaBitta. She was born in Berlin, on Jan. 25, 1913, and was the daughter of the late Albert and Giovanna (Rivolta) Ronketti. She lived in New Britain until 1948, when she moved to the Milldale area of Southington, residing there for the remainder of her life. She was a parishioner of St. Aloysius Church since its inception. Rose, a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, is survived by a son Albert DellaBitta. She also leaves two grandchildren, Michael and his wife Kathryn and David and his wife Caitlin as well as two great grandchildren, Sophia and Sonia, daughters of Michael and David, respectively. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three sisters Josephine Quarti, Josephine Mary Crowley and Alice Brunelli. Her family sincerely thanks the staff of Family Care Plus, especially Patricia Clarke, for providing kind companionship and care for Rose over the past

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years. The funeral mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m., at St. Aloysius Church 254 Burritt St., in Plantsville. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489.

Edward Samsel Edward Joseph Samsel, 84, of Southington, died peacefully on Oct. 13, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus. He was the loving husband of the late Anna Mae (Lord) Samsel for more than 40 years. He was born in Southington, on July 11, 1927, to the late Joseph and Rose (Grondzik) Samsel. He had been a lifelong Southington resident. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as an annealer for International Silver Company for more than 40 years. He was a loyal parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church. He loved his family and the highlights of his days were the visits he

Pauline Gasecki and Rose Sponzo; and brother-in-law, Keith Laney. A funeral was held on Oct. 22, 2011, at Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. Burial followed at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington.

shared with his nieces and nephews who came to visit him. He will be dearly missed by his cat Cinnamon who was his best little buddy. He is survived by a sister, Sandra Laney, of Colorado; many nieces, nephews and cousins, especially his niece, Rosemary Dugee, her husband, Scott, and their five children, Zachary, Alyssa, Omarian, Enaishalee and Eduan, with whom he lived for the past eight years. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Matthew, John and Joseph Samsel; five sisters, Genevieve Samsel, Mary Samsel, Edna Labreque,

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CitizenOpinion

The Southington Citizen Friday, October 28, 2011

Letters to the Editor

Thief has no shame

To the editor: This past Saturday, Oct. 22, we had two white wicker bureaus for sale out by the road in front of our house. As we were about to leave for church, we saw a woman with long kinky blonde hair in a darker blue mini SUVtype vehicle driving away with one of the dressers. By the time we got outside, she was gone. I went over to the other dresser to make sure the price tag and my phone number were still visible, thinking perhaps she thought they were free. Nope. The 8 1/2” x 11” sign was there. When we returned home from church, we found that the other dresser was gone, too. It is too bad she felt the need to steal these items. Valued at a few hundred dollars,

we would have worked with her on a price. After all, earlier in the week, we delivered a van full of goods and clothing to the Social Services office, to help those challenged during these tough times. Since this furniture is for a child’s bedroom, I hope she proudly explains to her children how she stole them. What a terrific role model she is for her children. How pathetic! Christine Shanley-Buck Plantsville

Strong candidate To the editor: I am writing to share my endorsement of Terry Lombardi, candidate for Southington Board of Education and to urge the voters of Southington to join me in voting for Terry. I have known Terry for 15 years and truly feel she would be an excellent addi-

tion to the leadership of our community. Terry was covertly airlifted out of Communist Cuba as a child and spent four years in a refugee camp and various foster homes until her Mom escaped. Terry has told me that it was her schoolwork and time spent in libraries that kept her focused throughout this time. She has a strong desire to give back because of these experiences. When the opportunity to be an English as a Second Language tutor in the Southington School System presented itself to Terry, she dove in. Terry’s extensive background in business coupled with her strong desire to prepare our children with the 21st century skills they need to compete for jobs makes her an excellent addition to our Board of Education. Simply put, Terry has firsthand knowledge of how

Government Meetings

Tuesday, Nov. 1 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 Board of education, town hall council chambers., 7:30 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m.

Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

education can save a child. Join me in voting for Terry Lombardi for Board of Education on Nov. 8. Pattie Dunn Southington

Simply put, Terry Lombardi is an outstanding choice for our Board of Education. William A. Lombardi Southington

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Be informed

To the editor: If you want the Board of Education to be the best it can be for our community and especially for our students, vote for Terry Lombardi. Her background includes executive corporate management for over 25 years, two masters degrees, adjunct college professor, published author, Southington YMCA Board of Directors President, and an English as a Second Language tutor in our schools. Volunteerism has also included participation with the St. Thomas Church Capital Campaign and the SHS basketball and soccer Boosters. More importantly, she deeply believes in the potential of all students and that a public education system second to none benefits the entire community, not just the students. Her professional and volunteer associates from the variety of organizations she has worked with will tell you that her passion for anything she undertakes leads to positive results. As my ‘better half ’ and as the Mom of our sons, Tony and Tom, be assured that she was the first involved with school activities and always had her ‘ear to the ground’ with the latest happenings within the educational arena.

To the editor: Campaign season is upon us and I urge all voters to read all literature relating to the candidates running this year in Southington. These people will influence your daily lives and control your property taxes. We need people that will listen to our residents. Transparency in government is not meeting in committees to make these important decisions but meeting in public and allowing resident input. Southington needs to return to a level of fiscal responsibility. Giving medical benefits for life to town employees and their families is not fiscally responsible. Southington taxpayers need people that will be responsive to their needs. We need to end the “do as I say” mentality in government. Team Southington will listen to your concerns. We have that equal blend of experience and new ideas. Hopefully, your vote will end the era of intimidation and irresponsible spending. Tony D’Angelo Southington The writer is the campaign manager of Team Southington. See Letters, next page

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Right choice

To the editor: Team Southington Democrats — the right choice on Election Day. Team Southington Democrats have put together a slate of dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who will best serve our town by giving a voice back to the taxpayers. I specifically ask that you vote for John Barry who has done an outstanding job on the town council and is seeking re-election and for my nephew, Tony Casale, who is running for the board of finance and although a newcomer to politics is no stranger to standing up for his rights and those of his neighbors (Stonegate sewer problem since 2007). Please remember to vote on Nov. 8 and do the right thing for our town vote Team Southington Democrats. Ann M. Casale Southington

Top priorities

To the editor: This coming Election Day will take place during a time of economic crisis. We need to give top priority to the issue of fiscal responsibility in our local government. In Southington, our Democratic party has consistently shown financial smarts. They get the credit for growing our rainy day fund. They get the credit for keeping our taxes down. They get the credit for working effectively with our state legislators to get financial support for Southington. The Republicans, on the other hand, have made one mistake after another. Why did they sell a valuable school property for $1? These times require the know-how and tough decision-making that Democrats have demonstrated time and again. On Election Day, please vote for John Barry, Dawn Micelli, Chris Palmieri, John Moise, Kevin Beaudoin and Susan Locks for Town Council. Southington cannot afford to do without them. Edward Rosenblatt Southington

Alienates voters To the editor: For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the Feld, Barry, Moise Team abandoned two of the most generous, well-known, Democrats in Southington. What they have done to Dave Zoni and Kathy Rickard is simply wrong. These two people have given the most of their time and energy to Southington over the years, not to mention the sacrifices their families have made for our benefit. I hope Mr. Barry, Mrs. Feld and Mr. Moise are happy with their decision. They have alienated all of the friends and families of these two fine people. Jamie Serenson Southington

Words, not actions To the editor: Jim Sinclair is a candidate for the Planning and Zoning Commission on the Democratic ticket. I would like to thank him for his service as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and his work on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce of Southington. I urge you to vote for him for several reasons. He is intelligent and understands the challenging zoning issues that Southington faces. He is hardworking and honest and places the welfare of Southington citizens foremost in his Planning and Zoning Board decisions. Let us keep Southington moving in the right direction by re-electing someone who shows that they care about Southington, not just by their words but by their actions, Jim Sinclair. Rudolph L. Cabata Plantsville

Good leader To the editor: This letter is written as an endorsement of Dawn Miceli in her bid to serve as a member of the Southington Town Council. Dawn Miceli possesses striking leadership qualities. She is energetic and communicates easily with others, but most importantly, Dawn has a vision for Southington. She wants Southington to retain its small town qualities and in-

herent vibrancy while maintaining a reasonable tax base. During her first term as counselor, she listened carefully before making independent decisions. Dawn is prepared to continue to work hard on the projects that lie ahead of Southington. Dawn’s enthusiasm, commitment, hard work and independent thinking make her the candidate you should not forget. Vote Miceli on Nov. 8. Bob and Jan Galati Southington

Town growing To the editor: My name is Louis Angelillo and I am a proud resident of our wonderful community of Southington. I chose to be a candidate for Planning & Zoning for a special, personal reason — I have seen our town grow so quickly and become enormously envied by other towns that I want so badly to be part of the continued but controlled economic growth. Since being nominated, I have searched minutes and studied past decisions of the PZ&C. I have spoken to so many citizens in the past several months, that I truly feel honored just to have the opportunity to represent my home town. However, I, like my fellow candidates, cannot be naive when it comes to politics and elections. Having a sincere passion isn’t enough to win a seat, but I am sure that Southington voters will understand that I promise them total dedication if elected a PZ&C commissioner. I thank you in advance. Louis Angelillo Jr. Southington The writer is a Democratic candidate for the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission.

The right man To the editor: Tony Casale for Board of Finance. He has our vote and not just because he’s our son but because he’s the right man for the job. Tony was not always political. He came by it naturally and out of necessity to protect his home. He began attending town council and finance meetings, researching for hours

on end in order to find a suitable solution. In the process he gained a wealth of education on the inner workings and failings of town government. It was then that he realized he wanted to be part of the process to get things done. We’ve no doubt he will work equally hard to serve the needs of this town. Anthony and Karen Casale Sr. Southington

Take charge To the editor: Southington is crying out for fiscal responsibility. It’s time for us to take charge of our future in this town. Let’s make it happen on Nov. 8. The commitment John Moise and Kevin Beaudoin have shown the town on the finance board is outstanding and now the town council needs their proven experience. John and Kevin are “doers” not dreamers or followers. It’s critical to elect them to the town council. Everyone in Southington deserves to be represented. By these two becoming town council members - John and Kevin will bring fiscal responsibility for all. Rebecca Davis Southington

Develop strategy To the editor: Development of a sound and achievable strategy is integral to success in both business and town governance. This town needs leaders that have the ability to develop short and long term focused, business friendly, fiscally prudent plans. Sometimes lost, is the need for efficient execution of said strategies. Without focus and drive, even the best laid plans will never reach their full potential. Conversely, with the proper leadership, a good plan can turn into sustainable success. For this reason I strongly support Team Republican and urge you to do the same. Drew Clock Southington

Back to bench To the editor: Two years ago Southington Republicans gained local board majorities. The Re-

publicans promised fiscal conservatism. Their record: raising taxes by almost 4 percent within their first six months, exceeding previous several years combined increases under Democrats. Plus taxpayers paying millions to rent North Center School, which the Republicans sold for $1, only to pay millions more to buy it back again when the rental contract expires. Huh? Confusing — yes. Ponzi scheme — maybe. Conservative — no way. The Republicans promised transparency. Their record: decision making by Republican controlled “subcommittees,” with limited public input and debate; as transparent as mud. The Republicans promised aggressive economic development efforts. Their record: departure of The Hartford, one of our largest taxpayers, under Republican watch. Good-bye to hundreds of jobs. The Republicans promised fairness in budgeting. Their record: Republican Finance Board cutting funds for a much needed Calendar House bus for senior citizen transport; sounds unfair to our senior citizens who pay taxes and ask little in return. Take your local government back by putting Team Southington in the game and electing Democrats to the Town Council, Finance Board, BOE and PZC. Send that other team, the one of broken promises, back to the bench. James Bowes Southington

It’s rewarding

To the editor: It’s rewarding when residents say they know me from observing my comments on closed circuit TV at one of the town meetings. I attend most town meetings routinely. Much of my voting life I’ve been an Independent/Unaffiliated who is socially conscientious and fiscally conservative. When it became clear to me that Southington Democrats reflect these views I hold so dear, I decided to join

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Guest speaker at church

Frascadore to guest speak

The Rev. Charles L. Wilman will be guest speaker on Sunday, Oct. 30, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. He is the interim conference minister of the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ.

The Rev. Henry C. Frascadore, former pastor of St. Dominic Parish, will present a program T h u r s d a y, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Frascadore at the church, 1050 Flanders Road. He will talk about his new book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond the Weeping Willow Tree.â&#x20AC;? Copies of the book will be available for purchase and all net proceeds will go to St. Francis Cognitive Heart Failure Fund.

Chicken pie supper

A chicken pie supper, to benefit the First Congregational Church Scholarship Fund, will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at the church, 37 Main St. There will be two seatings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 5 and 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and meals will also be available to go. There is a charge to attend. Afterward there will be a performance of the Keith & Mazer Trio in the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peace Cafe Coffeehouse.

Thanksgiving food drive Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St. in Southington, is conducting a town-wide food drive on Saturday, Nov. 5,

from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to assist Southington Community Services for its Thanksgiving distributions. Canned food and non-perishable items are needed such as stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn muffin mixes, cake mixes, pit crusts, canned pumpkin, hot chocolate and juice. For more information, call the church at (860) 628-8147.

Hope for the Holidays Karen Darley, from the Franciscan Life Center in Meriden, will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope for the Holidaysâ&#x20AC;? Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m., at Darley the Chiara Center on the campus of the life center, 275 Finch Ave., Meriden. She will present an overview of the grieving process and creative ways of coping with grief and loss during the holidays.

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E L 1 P T M R A A S P An asterisk (*) after a name indicates incumbency.

Southington Town Council 12 candidates: Vote for any six

Democrats Christopher J. Palmieri (D)* Age: 37 Address: 186 Highridge Road Occupation: Assistant Principal at DePaolo Middle School. Education: B.S., Business administration with double major in marketing and

management, University of Rhode Island; M. A., Education, Sacred Heart University; Sixth-year Professional Certificate in School Administration, Sacred Heart University. Platform: Maintain quality town services; Continue to make certain that Southington schools are among the best in the state despite budget limitations; Balance the needs of all Southington’s citizens by ensuring appropriate financial support for the town while controlling taxes; Continue to adhere to our comprehensive fiscal policy; Continue to focus on economic development while exploring additional sources of revenue; Utilize the newly improved town-wide Capital Improvement Plan to control spend-

ing. Misc.: Served on the Town Council since 2003; Currently serving on the Sewer Committee, Public Works Committee, and am a member of the Board of Directors to Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (S.T.E.P.S.); Apple Harvest Festival Committee Chairman; Served on the Southington Enterprise Zone & Economic Development (S.E.E.D.) Committee; Served on the Southington Public Library long-range committee; Served as an intern in the Mayor’s office in Providence, Rhode Island while in college; 11-year member of the Southington Democratic Town Committee; Served four years on the Southington Library Board of Directors; Served two

years on the Board of Water Commissioners.

Kevin R. Beaudoin (D) Age: 48. Address: 1140 Pleasant St. Occupation: Financial auditor. Education: B.S. Accounting from Eastern Connecticut State University, MBA in finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Platform: Continue being fiscally responsible in regard to taxes, no layoffs and maintaining infrastructure while retaining school programs; will make sure proj-

ects follow proper scrutiny for all involved town boards; favors increasing transparency with the town’s subcommittees through more citizen involvement; wants to find better ways to invest town money to increase return; wants to increase communication between boards and all board members. Misc.: Served on Board of Finance for four years; coached youth softball and soccer in town for seven years; member of several national investment committees at work.

Dawn A. Miceli (D)* Age: 47. Address:

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bird Drive. Occupation: Communications director, Hamden Hall Country Day School. Education: B.A., communications, Central Connecticut State University; pursu- Miceli ing master’s degree, English, Central Connecticut State University. Platform: Continue to find recreation options, such as the drive-in, to keep people in the community and bring people in; continue work on creating a Southington Community Arts Center; continue ensuring infrastructure is in place; work with town manager to create goals and objectives for his position, which would be evaluated by the Town Council annually; continue working on strategies for the West Street corridor; continue hands-on approach to helping residents and businesses navigate local bureaucracy. Misc.: Seeking second term on Town Council; member of the Southington Drive-in Committee, member of the Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee and North Center School Committee; served one term on the Planning and Zoning Commission; served on the Cable Advisory Commission; on the executive board for the Southington Education Foundation; on the executive board for Southington Community Cultural Arts Center; member of the Rotary Club; on Board of Directors for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce; member of the First United Methodist Church; married for 13 years to lifelong Southington resident Joe Miceli and raising their son Jake, a fifth-grader at Thalberg School. Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/profile.php?id =100001052460143 E-mail: jndmiceli@aol.com

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John P. Moise (D) Age: 47. Address: 238 Stonegate Road. Occupation: Customer service represent a t i v e , Dattco. Education: Attending classes at Central Connecticut State University. Platform: Would like to change the way town handles investments; would like to increase transparency in town government and make sure projects go through proper channels; make sure services are maintained for elderly and schools; would work to reduce fighting about town issues for political reasons and bring cohesiveness between two political parties; make sure everyone is held accountable and make sure projects get done on time. Misc.: Served six years on Board of Finance, served as an alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission, served on South End and Plantsville Building Committee, currently chairman of the town’s Self Insurance Committee, served on Capital Improvements Committee; Along with his wife Nancy, moved to Southington and raised two sons who attend Southington schools, serving as PTO president at Hatton School, DePaolo Middle School and Southington High School. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/p rofile.php?id=10000013823151 6 E-mail: jmoise1@cox.net

John N. Barry (D)* Age: 45. Address: 1264 Marion Ave. Occupation: Legislative staff, state Capitol. Education: B.S. Post University; A.S. Johnson & Wales University. Platform: Create bipartisan approach to issues; stop wasteful government giveaways; taxpayers must come

first; will not bypass Finance Board; be respectful and maintain civil meetings. Misc: Chairman, Connecticut State Library Board; Rails-to-Trails Committee member; former chairman Southington Town Council; former vice chairman Open Space Committee; Southington Library long range committee member; married, two children.

Susan M. Locks (D) Age: 52. Address: 64 Woodland Drive. Occupation: Buyer for Spring. Education: B.S., business administration, University of Southern New Hampshire. Platform: Being fiscally responsible; maintaining a rounded education system; maintain services such as the Calendar House bus for senior citizens; promote general safety in town through community awareness and communication such as neighborhood watch programs. Misc.: Currently serving on the Senior Citizens Commission; served four years on the Conservation Commission; , current secretary and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary; member of the Polish Falcons; organist for Holy Trinity Church; serves as financial secretary for the Eastern Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church; Member of German-American Club in Bristol; lifelong Southington resident, involved in several sporting teams when attending Southington High School and in college. Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10 0000701739666

Occupat i o n : Southington police lieutenant. Education: Att e n d i n g Florida Institute of Technology. Platform: Keep up with economic development; keep costs and property tax rate down; evaluate and improve parks system; better shortand long-term planning with infrastructure and capital improvements; maintaining the school system. Misc.: Served on the Town Council for four years, two years as chairman; served on the Board of Education; served on the Board of Water Commissioners. E-mail: tce3@cox.net

Stephanie A. Urillo (R)*

Republicans

Age: 55. Address: 360 N. Main St., #15. Occupation: Dentist. Education: B.S., biology, Notre Dame; D.D.S. from George University School of Dentistry. Platform: continue with the economic development and work on the West Street corridor; continue work to expand open spaces and the Southington Community Garden; better strategic planning; maintaining high standards of education. Misc.: Member of the Southington Elks Club; vice president of the Dental Society of Greater Southington; works with regional dental students at UConn Dental Center in Farmington; past vice president of Connecticut State Dental Association; serving on the PlainvilleSouthington Regional Health District; active at Immaculate Conception Church; chaired Educational Capital Project Building Committee.

Edward S. Pocock III (R)*

John C. Dobbins (R)*

Age: 43. Address: 119 Pattonwood Drive

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Occupation: Pharmacist, University of Connecticut Health Center. Education: B.S. in pharmacy, University of Connecticut. Platform: Focus on infrastructure improvements and maintenance of sewers; maintain strong educational system; foster professionalism at all levels of government; work with DEEP on scientific, realistic phosphorus regulations; work with police to have a medication disposal box available. Misc.: Seeking second term on Town Council, served six years on the Board of Water Commissioners, served as chairman of town Sewer Committee. Website: http://www. facebook.com/profile.php?id =1835875468 E-mail: 323Dobs@cox.net

Albert A. Natelli Jr. (R)*

Age: 49. Address: 145 Meriden Ave. Occupation: Dentist. Education: B.A. University of Miami, Ohio; D.D.S., Case Western Reserve University, Ohio. Platform: Continuing work on public works committee on capital improvement plan and priority matrix with regard to infrastructure; continue focusing on economic development, find ways to continue supporting local education, professionalism at all levels of government; proper fiscal planning; continue providing services for senior citizens. Misc.: Volunteer faculty member at UConn School of Medicine, past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, published two papers; involved with Connecticut Dental Association Mission of Mercy, volunteer head of Connecticut T Regatta in 1992; former high school and

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Cheryl Lounsbury (R) Age: 65. Address: 175 Berlin Ave. Occupation: Retired sales vice president and adjunct Quinnipiac University professor. Education: M.S., Central Connecticut State University.

Platform: Continue focus on economic develo p m e n t ; long-term planning and prioritization of local projects; increase professionalism in government; maintain strong school system; increase focus to maintain public safety through police and fire departments. Misc.: Currently serving on the Water Board, worked in both private sector and

public sectors; background in education; served on Town Council from 19811991; past chairwoman of the Apple Harvest Festival Committee. Website: http://www.facebook.com /profile.php?id=1588163123

Peter J. Romano Jr. (R)* Age: 46. Address: 339 Pattonwood Drive. Occupation: Vice president, senior project manager

for a commercial construction management firm. Educat i o n : P l a i nv i l l e High School, Central Connecticut State University Platform: Proactive planning; economic development; oversight of infrastructure; improve processes to make government more customer friendly; address unfunded mandates.

Misc: Served one term on the Town Council; chaired the Public Works Committee; chaired the North Center School Use Committee; served on Facility Advisory Committee, Building Maintenance Committee and Sewer Committee. Married for 25 years with 3 children. One child has graduated from UConn, one child attends Southington High School and youngest child attends R.E. Thalberg School.

Southington Board of Finance Sandra E. Feld (D) David Oldham (D) 8 candidates: Vote for any four

Democrats Anthony F. Casale Jr. (D) Age: 47. Address: 360 Stonegate Road. Occupat i o n : H VAC / R technician for BOE. Education: HVAC degree, New England Technical Institute; Southington High School graduate. Platform: Bring back transparency to government; fiscal responsibility; work to maintain town infrastructure; focus on areas to assist with economic development. Misc.: First time running for a political office; involved with Sons of Italy and Polish Falcons clubs; worked as a maintenance supervisor at various hospitals and nursing homes; enjoys spending time being with family, his wife Karen and three children, Ashley, Ryan and Francesca, and granddaughter, Morgan. Facebook: http://www. f a c e b o o k . c o m / b i g d a d dy casale

Age: 71. Address: 821 Glacier Way. Occupation: semiretired, bookkee per of family business. Education: B.S., education, New York University; A.A.S., paralegal degree, Brookdale Community College in Monmouth County, N.J. Platform: Maintain transparency in government; take a broad look at all the needs of the town and address them step by step; supports improving the two middle schools but managing fluff spending; supports updating technology; maintain infrastructure; work for a 20year long-range plan. Misc.: Served on two Charter Revision Commissions in 2006 and 2008; Started Concerned Southington Citizens to show inform residents about how the town works; Serves on the Federation of Connecticut Taxpayer Organizations; spent three years as a teacher in New York City; Served on a judicial task force formed by the chief justice in New Jersey for child support enforcement. Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/profile.php?id =1211537271 E-mail: sfeld@mac.com

Age: 44. Address: 141 Windward Place. Occupation: CPA. Education: B.S. in business administration and accounting and finance, University of Connecticut. Platform: Look for ways to increase efficiency; look at the town as a business; make government processes more agile; create long-term strategic goals; use “wants vs. needs” mentality to finances. Misc.: Seeking first political office; spent 18 years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers working up from auditing to merger and acquisition advisory work; former chief financial officer of Atlantic Inertial Systems in Cheshire; Involved with efforts to support veterans through fundraising effort for the State Veterans Home in Rocky Hill and Special Operations Warrior Foundation; coached in Southington North Little League and Southington Girls Softball League. E-mail: dave_oldham@ ymail.com

John T. Strillacci (D) Age: 45. Address: 103 Foxrun Road. Occupation: Meriden firefighter.

Education: Attended classes Central Connecticut State University. P l a t form: Maintain strong education system; balance needs vs. wants in budgeting; keep taxes low. Misc.: First time seeking an elected position; served six years on the ethics board; served on the Meriden Conservation Commission; served as president of Meriden Firefighters Local 1148 labor union; volunteers as a fishing instructor with DEEP CARE program; married to his wife, Heidi, raising three children, Grace, Derek and Rachel, who are in the Southington school system.

Republicans Edward S. Pocock Jr. (R)* Age: 70. Address: 1252 East St. Occupation: Retired police officer, parttime Calendar House bus driver. Education: Associates Degree, Central Connecticut State University. Platform: Look for accountability in spending; Keep taxes reasonable; Continue scrutinizing all areas of finance.

Misc.: Served on the Library Board, served two years on the Town Council, elected to Planning and Zoning Commission but then appointed to finance board, served on the Conservation Commission, involved with the Polish Falcons and Southington Elks Club. Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/profile.php?id =1115062209 E-mail: Edward.pocock@cox.net

John J. Leary (R)*

Age: 45. Address: 244 Hart St. Occupation: Director of global consolidations accounting, Chemtura Corp. Education: B.S. in marketing/management from Post University; M.S.P.A., professional accounting, University of Hartford. Platform: Bringing a business process into local government; review items with thorough cost/benefit analysis; implement a long range spending plan; discuss all financial options openly, fairly and freely; Misc.: Served on the finance board for two years; assistant scout master for Boy Scout Troop 3, active in Troop 3 for 33 years; is an Eagle Scout; serves on the St. Dominic Church finance committee; Married with 2 children.

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E-mail: jkleary@sbcglobal.net

Joseph K. Labieniec (R)*

Age: 32. Address: 45 Squires Drive. Occupation: underwriter at an insurance company.

The Southington Citizen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friday, October 28, 2011 Education: B.S. in business administration with concentration in fin a n c e , Marist College. Platform: Work with town manager to get a longterm capital improvement plan in place; Look at how the town handles invest-

ments; Increased collaboration with the Board of Education and the town manager during the budget cycle; Maintain transparency in government. Misc.: Served two years on the finance board; active in Victory Christian Church; serves on the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Self Insurance Committee; has a daughter in the Southington school system.

Wayne W. Stanforth (R)* Age: 54. Address: 95 Meeker Road. Occupation: CPA, Self employed. Education: B.A., South New Hampshire University. Platform: Analyze all financial situations; reduce costs; keep property tax rate down; Misc.: Served on finance

board for four years; past president of Southington Lions Club; past president of Community Accounting Aid Services. E-mail: WStanforth@Southington.o rg

E L 2 P T M R A A S P Southington Board of Education 12 candidates: Vote for any six

Democrats

David J. Derynoski (D)*

Age: 63. Address: 389 Wedgewood Road. Occupation: Sales m a n a g e r, EDAC Tech-

nologies. Education: B.S., Engineering, University of Hartford. Platform: Support educational process in Southington; Open up communications and cooperation with other boards and committees; Enhance involvement of parents, students as well as the community in the educational process; Wants to continue efforts to secure grants to reduce burden on taxpayers. Misc.: Served 22 years on the school board, eight years as chairman; member of the Southington Democratic Town Committee; served on five school building commit-

tees, the Charter Revision Commission and many ad hoc committees related to both town and school issues. Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/profile.php?id =100001384087044 E- mail: derysnoski@cox.net

Anne M. Mullin (D) Age: 45. Address: 61 Alpine Trail. Occupation: Bookkeeper, Professional Business

Services; bookkeeper for local restaurants. Education: B.S., accounting, Western New England College. Platform: Maintain small classroom sizes; make sure services are available for all special students, not just those specified by state mandates; Increase communication with the community to determine their educational priorities. Misc.: Served as Strong School PTO treasurer for five years; has a background in accounting; has two children in the school system.

Zaya G. Oshana (D)

Age: 48. Address: 21 Alpine Trail Occupation: Director of human resources, Sargent Manufacturing /ASSA ABLOY in New Haven. Education: B.S. in business administration, Bryant College. Platform: Focus on the

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Oshana Continued from page 28 basics, giving our students the solid foundation on which to build a strong and successful 21st century education preparing them for the future; provide teachers and staff with tools and support they need; ensure school board funding is used effectively and appropriately; set up committee to provide monthly financial reports; maintain open communication among the boards, commissions and community. Misc.: Served as member, vice chairman and chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission; Treasurer of the Democratic Town Committee; Married for 15 years to wife Karen and has two children, Zaya and Katie.

Beverly Skinnon (D) Age: 60. Address: 131 Walnut St. Occupation: Retired t e a c h e r, Plantsville School. Education: B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; Sixth-year and M.S., Central Connecticut State University. Platform: Focus on students and teachers as priority; Keep class sizes down; Being fiscally responsible and search for areas to streamline; Maintain open communication between both parties and with the public. Misc.: Spent more than 30 years as a teacher and mentored student teachers in the district; served on the Board of Directors for Margaret Griffin Daycare Center; involved with Alpha Delta Kappa women in education organization for more than 10 years; actively involved with Kiwanis Club and the Elks; recently joined Sorelle d’Italia organization; serves on the board of the Southington Education Foundation.

Patricia P. Johnson (D)* Age: 68. Address: 67 Ferncliff Drive. Occupation: Retired Realtor. Education: Attended Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J. Platform: Promote excellence in education in Southington while being mindful of my fiscal responsibility to the town’s taxpayers; seek innovative means of funding student educational needs; help prepare students to graduate with 21st-century skills in order for them to succeed in a changing employment environment. Misc.: Served on the school board for more than 20 years, working to help provide every student with the opportunity to achieve success; family members include husband, Tim; son, Jeff; son, Tim, his wife Joanne and their sons, Ben and Sam, our son Matt and his wife, Erica, and their son, Tucker.

Dee J. Ahern (D) Age: 47 Address: 219 Lawncrest Drive. Occupation: Office m a n a g e r, Southington Glass Co. Education: Southington High School graduate. Platform: Smaller class sizes, keeping schools safe; focus on special education to ensure needs of students and families are being met. Misc.: Southington PTA president; advocate for teachers, parents and students; two children in the Southington school system.

Republicans Brian S. Goralski (R)* Age: 43. Address: 80 Buckland St. Occupation: Youth services officer, state Department of Children and Families. Education: B.S., justice and law administration, Western Connecticut State University. Platform: responsible budgeting; improve student achievement; safety in schools. Misc.: Served eight years on the school board, served three years on the Housing Authority; Strongly connected to youth services and athletics in the community by coaching youth teams, being involved with STEPS, Boy Scouts and school organizations; involved with American Cancer Society Relay for Life for past 10 years. Website: http://www.southingtonrepublicans.org

Terri C. Carmody (R)* Age: 66. Address: 158 Tanglewood Drive. Occupation: Retired teacher. Education: B.A., in history/education, Sacred Heart University; M.A., Central Connecticut State University. Platform: Believes schools have responsibility to prepare all students to meet the challenges of global economy utilizing 21st-century skills; Continue to focus on instruction that provides higher-order thinking skills both verbally and in written form; Focus on continuing open communications with community leaders and staff; Focus on providing students with a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment; Continue to raise CMT and CAPT scores; Work to realign instruction and cur-

riculum. Misc.: Serves as vice chairwoman of Board of Education, served as school board secretary for two years; Chairs curriculum and instruction committee; served as school board representative for Knightvertising program at Southington High School, Member of the town SEED Committee; taught in the Southington school system for 32 years; has lived in town for 43 years, raised three children who went through the school system and has six grandchildren, four of whom are in the school system.

Colleen W. Clark (R)* Age: 56. Address: 612 South End Road. Occupation: Nursery school teacher/ swimming instructor, Southington YMCA. Education: B.S., business management, Post College. Platform: Continued focus on safety of children at school with no tolerance for drugs, alcohol, bullying or violence; Continue fiscal responsibility; See through completion of the middle school projects; Continue collaboration among the town boards and Town Council. Misc.: Served on school board for four years; married 25 years and raised two children, Travis, 16, and JJ, 12, who attend Southington schools; Served as Southington High School PTO co-president; CCD teacher of eight years; member of the gridiron club; directed South End School play for seven years; PTO member at Kennedy Middle School; Chairs school board Finance Committee and is a Facilities Committee member. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/p rofile.php?id=10000016497333 3 E-mail: colleenWClark@snet.net

Jill Notar-Francesco (R)*

Age: 57. Address: 190 Winding Ridge Road. Occupation: Former substitute teacher. Education: B.A. from Hunter College in psychology and education. Platform: Being fiscally responsible and stretching every dollar; increase student achievement; Continue promoting safety in schools; Misc.: Served four years on the school board, is vicechairwoman of Capitol Regional Education Council; serves as vice-chairwoman of town Self Insurance Committee; member of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee; Finance Committee; has about 20 years worth of PTO involvement up until 2006. E-mail: jillNF@cox.net

Patricia A. Queen (R)*

Age: 46. Address: 81 Windward Place. Occupation: Writer, stay-at-home parent and volunteer. Education: B.A. in history, Wesleyan University, post grad coursework in elementary from St. Joseph College master’s classes in education, alternative certification in education in social studies 7-12. Platform: Promote a love of learning and the learning skills that will provide students with the ability to adapt to the changes of the 21st century; continue to improve students achievement by setting high expectation for all; help teachers continue to meet demands of modern curriculum and technology; maintain fiscal responsibility; build on the progress of the last two years with collaboration among the boards and with

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the community; Strive for excellence in all areas. Misc.: Experience as a substitute teacher in Plainville and Southington and Title 1 tutor; spent five years as executive editor of Thinline, a quarterly publication of a Weight Watchers franchise; coached varsity track and field, middle school track and field; Worked with the student newspaper; spent numerous hours as a parent volunteer in art, writers workshop in the classroom, PTO experi-

ences as co-president of DePaolo PTO; Southington High School Cares coordinator; volunteers as director of the sixth- and seventh-grade Recreation League with the Southington Youth Basketball Association, director of sixth- and seventh-grade boys recreation league; supported Recreation baseball, Friends of Soccer, Knight Court, Diamond Club; Married to a Southington native with two sons who attend the high school. E-mail: bqpqqueen@aol.com

Terry G. Lombardi (R) Age: 56. Address: 27 Royal Oak Drive. Occupation: Self employed, organization development consultant; led corporate training and development, marketing, operations and customer service organizations at AT&T and Northeast Utilities. Education: MBA Rensse-

laer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., business management, RPI; B.S. in secondary education, Central Connecticut State University; advance certifications from Columbia University. Platform: Seeks technology-driven applications to enhance learning; would like to make sure curriculum aligns to 21st century skills; plans to review curriculum to see how projectbased and professionalbased it is; seeks to have alternative plans in place in case state funding is reduced; looks to increase student achievement. Misc.: President of

Southington-Cheshire YMCA from 2009-2011; involved with Woman and Girls Fund through the Main Street Community Foundation; taught at Central Connecticut State University as adjunct professor; volunteers with English as a second language students in Southington schools; Married with two sons; served as Presidents of soccer boosters, involved with basketball, overnight graduation party at the school, Little League. E-mail: tgomez.lombardi@gmail.com

Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Full term — Six candidates: Vote for any three

Democrats Kevin P. Conroy (D) Age: 40. Address: 108 Evan Road. Occupation: Civil engineer. Education: B.S., civil engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Platform: Promote sustainable economic development; use proper planning to help the transition from the agricultural and industrial history; use smart planning practices; work to update regulations that are right for the community; Misc.: Served on the Conservation Commission; background in environmental planning and pedestrian traffic; member of the Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineering; registered engineer in Connecticut; married to Lisa Conroy. Twitter: @RyanRogersCT

Louis A. Angelillo Jr. (D)

James Sinclair (D)*

Age: 49. Address: 18 MacArthur Drive. Occupation: Fourslide production setup. Educat i o n : Southington High School graduate. Platform: Supports economic growth in town; maintain beauty of town through developments; bringing new businesses to town; make sure our town is well protected; preserve the interest of residents. Misc.: Seeking first elected position; family lived in Southington since his greatgrandparents came from Italy; served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps.; involved with Sons of Italy club for 30 years; spent 20 years in the American Legion; involved with the Sons of American Legion; member of the Marine Corps. League, serving on the color guard at Post 72; member of the Elks Club; coached more than 30 years for Southington Parks and Recreation sports; has walked more than 180 miles in the annual Relay for Life. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/p rofile.php?id=10000245557931 3

Age: 32. Address: 852 Savage St. Occupation: Salesman. Education: Attended classes Central Connecticut State University. Platform: Increase our grand list by exalting more commercial industrial opportunities.; Make sure when we approve residential developments it’s in character with the neighborhood and be in character with Southington; Make sure we have a vision for our town that will add to our community spirit; Make sure we have transparency so residents can see the decisions we are making and why we make them. Misc.: Served six years on the Planning and Zoning Commission; Very active with the freemasons in town and at state level; Currently serves on the Relay for Life Committee; Involved with several Southington Chamber of Commerce boards; Involved with other fraternal organizations; Former chairman of Parking Authority; Served on PZC subcommittees such as the continuous improvement committee, subdivision regulations committee and the committee looking at adult

oriented businesses. E-mail: jdsinclair@cox.net

Republicans Paul W. Champagne (R) Age: 62 Address: 81 Applegate Road. Occupation: Facilities manager, Otis Elevator. Education: Attended classes at University of Connecticut. Platform: Build for the future with appropriate type of buildings that will sustain itself; making sure residential and business areas are in appropriate mixtures; protecting our green spaces and open spaces; Misc.: Builder in town for 12 years and have worked with Planning and Zoning Commission; spent four years in the U.S. Navy; head of Church Council and financial secretary at Grace Methodist Church; treasurer for the Band Backers for four years; Boy Scout leader; married to Juanita Champagne and has two adult children, Sara and Christopher. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/p rofile.php?id=10000054141073 7

Gregory A. Klimaszewski (R)

Age: 48. Address: 1004 S. Main St. Occupat i o n : L a w y e r, Foran & Kilmaszewski; owner, Augustine Builders; owner, Millennium Electrical and Electronics. Education: B.S. in political science, SCSU; J.D., Quinnipiac University; electrical license; various trade licenses. Platform: Work with residents and business to make the zoning process userfriendly; continue to help Southington progress forward; maintain a balance of development in town; bring a common-sense approach to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Misc.: First time running for an elected position; 25 years of building experience; 17 years of legal experience; Member of the Connecticut Bar Association; serves on Independent Electrical Contractors board of directors; board member for Catholic family services.

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James P. Macchio (R) Age: 57. Address: 240 Berlin Ave. Occupation: Information Technology consultant, Macchio Consulting Services. Education: B.A., finance and economics with minor in information systems, Brooklyn College. Platform: Would like to review and update zoning regulations; maintain a proactive approach rather than reactive in working with applicants; continue working with the Economic Development Department to plan out the West Street Corridor; help maintain diverse tax base by seeking out a variety of residential, industrial and commercial businesses in town; maintain open communication and planning with other town boards. Misc.: Seeking first fullterm on the Planning and

Zoning Commission; formerly involved with PTOs and Little Leagues in Plainville; involved with the Southington Chamber of Commerce; member of the Sons of Italy club; member of the Polish Falcons.

To fill two - year vacancy — Two candidates: Vote for one

growth; continue to plan for Southington’s future in a smart way; I also want to give my generation a voice in town government. Misc.: 2003 Southington High School graduate; member of the Sons of Italy; former intern of Congressman John Larson; president of the Greater Southington Young Democrats Chapter; veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/voteRyanRogers

Ryan P. Rogers (D)

Steven C. Kalkowski (R)*

Age: 26. Address: 50 Church St. Occupation: Research assistant at Center for Public Policy and Social Research at Central Connecticut State University. Education: Pursuing B.A. in political science, Central Connecticut State University. Platform: Create a fairly regulated process for businesses to succeed in town; promote common-sense decisions; slow residential

Age: 53. Address: 27 Brightwood Lane. Occupation: AVP of Enterprise Data Management, Information Technology Education: B.S., computer science with special emphasis in finance, Central Connecticut State University. Platform: Continue our focus on growth of industrial and commercial to help drive a more solid tax base; implement an annual planning process instead of the

10-year plan for zoning; continue support for open space acquisition; continue updating regulations, such as signs, from a contemporary point of view; hold applicants responsible for implementing site plans as they were approved by the commission. Misc.: Served four years on the Planning and Zoning Commission; served for two years on Zoning Board of Appeals; served as Southington Northern Little League president for seven years; served as Diamond Club president; coaches with Southington Youth Basketball association; wants to continue family service to town, as his uncle, Thomas Galick served as the last selectman before Southington switched to town council/town manager form of government; married for 26 years to wife , Deborah, and has two sons Ryan, 21, who is a senior at Rutgers University, and Aaron, 18, who is a freshman at University of Rhode Island. Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/profile.php?id =697030484

Polling Places District 1 South End School, Maxwell Noble Drive District 2 Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St. District 3 Derynoski School, 240 Main St. District 4 Hatton School, 70 Spring Lake Road District 5 Flanders School, 100 Victoria Drive District 6 DePaolo Middle School, 395 Pleasant St. District 8 Kelley School, 501 Ridgewood Road District 9 Thalberg School, 145 Dunham St. District 10 The Tabernacle, 1445 West St. District 11 Planstville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. District 12 Strong School, 820 Marion Ave.

Election Briefs Referendum question The following referendum question is to be submitted to the electors in Southington at the Nov. 8 election. “Shall the Town of Southington appropriate $85,000,000 for renovations, improvements and additions to DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools; and authorize the issue of bonds and notes not to exceed $85,000,000 to finance the appropriation, the amount of such bonds and notes to be reduced by the amount of project grants received?” The Bond Ordinance was approved by the Southington Town Council on July 25, 2011. The ordinance is subject to a mandatory referendum under Section 746(b) of the Southington Town Charter.

Absentee ballots Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced that absentee ballots are now available for any registered Connecticut voters who will be out of town or otherwise unable to go to their polling place and cast a ballot in Municipal Elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8. To obtain an absentee ballot, registered Connecticut voters can download an application from the Secretary of the State’s website, www.sots.ct.gov, or local town websites; Southington’s is www.southington.org, or they can contact their local town clerk’s office, 75 Main St., to pick up an application in-person or receive one through the mail. Absentee ballots must be signed and can be returned through the mail or in-per-

son. In order to be counted for the general election, absentee ballots must be received by town clerks no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.

Final voting session Tuesday, Nov. 1 is the last day to register to vote in person for the Nov. 8 municipal election. The Registrars of Voters will hold a final voting making session on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Registrar of Voters Office (Election Department), Town Hall, 75 Main St. There are only three reasons to be made a voter and vote in the Nov. 8 election: If someone moved into town between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7 and have documentary proof, closing papers on the house or a lease that is dated during this period; if anyone

turning 18 during this same period and have a birth certificate to substantiate this; and if anyone has become a citizen and has papers to prove it was effective during that period. The Registrar of Voters

would like to advise voters that there is one ballot question to be voted on at the election. The full text and a copy of the ballot is available on the town website at southington.org.

Bank plans food drive Farmington Bank invites the public to help those in need by participating in the 2011 Farmington Bank Holiday Food Drive. The food drive continues until Nov. 18 at all 16 branch locations including Southington, located downtown at 1 Center St. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted. On Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Farmington Bank will host a “Turkey and Twenty” day at its corporate headquarters, 1 Farm Glen Boulevard in Farmington. The campaign encourages people to donate a frozen turkey and $20 to help those in need. All contributions to the Farmington Bank Holiday Food Drive will be donated to Foodshare, which serves the region’s food banks though a network of 300 local partners who feed the hungry in the 42 towns of Hartford and Tolland counties. Farmington Bank Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Patrick Jr. said the bank will match all monetary contributions up to $5,000.


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budget and say, “people (seniors) could pay for it of their Continued from page 23 own pockets.” The Republican majority them. Here’s the real differsold North Center School for ence between the 2 parties in $1 without the Board of FiSouthington: the Republinance, an elected board, votcans are just the opposite. I ing on this plan. The fiduciurge you to vote Democratic ary responsibility of the on Nov. 8 to restore SouthingBoard of Finance is to have ton’s social conscience and oversight on all town spendfiscal conservatism. ing. Simply put, the Board of Sandra Feld Finance was circumvented Southington and the voice of the resiThe writer is a Democratic dents muted without a refercandidate for the Southington endum in order to push Board of Finance. through projects. We live in a democracy and all residents should be represented. To the editor: My name is John Moise I’ve known Tony Casale and I am a candidate for the my whole life and can vouch Southington Town Council for his good character. He has to ensure your voices are a strong work ethic, high heard. We must foster real moral standards and compas- communication and open, sion for his fellowman. transparent government. Tony goes above and be- Bring back financial responyond in all his pursuits and sibility to each of the elected will do a great job for our boards and end the givetown on the Board of Fi- aways at the expense of the nance. residents. Trisha Potter On Nov. 8, I am asking for Plantsville your support along with Team Southington. Vote line A for the Democrats. To the editor: John P. Moise Hello, my name is Tony Southington Casale, I am a part of a group The writer is a Democratic of people who want to give candidate for the Southingyou your voice back in town ton Town Council. politics. Two years of not being able to have a say in policies that will directly affect To the editor: you and your family is I am endorsing John Moienough. Would you give away se and Kevin Beaudoin for benefits for life, or sell a town Town Council. These two asset for $1, with no guaranmen have proven to be assets tee of ever getting it back, or to the town of Southington. give out 7 and 8 percent raises While on the Board of Fiin this economy? Well, you nance they have made fiscaldid and you never even got ly responsible decisions. asked if it was OK with you. With their background on Take a stand, say enough is enough and vote Team the Board of Finance they are the perfect fit for the Southington this Nov. 8. Tony Casale Town Council, these individSouthington uals understand the town’s The writer is a Democratic financial situation. They candidate for the Southington have witnessed contempt from the Republican conBoard of Finance. trolled Town Council towards the residents of Southington. The Board of To the editor: Finance and residents were These past two years have bypassed on major financial been very troubling with decisions like selling North over $6 million in new spend- Center for $1 and giving the ing by the Republican majori- former Town Manager and ty. The Republican-controlled his wife health insurance for town boards continue to give life. away benefits and large raisMoise and Beaudoin reales to select administrators ize to make change you must while they try to cut the sen- be part of the solution. Moiior citizens bus from the se and Beaudoin did not re-

Letters

Strong ethics

Take a stand

Very troubling

Assets to town

main silent on these issues as the Republicans on the Board of Finance had. They want to improve our finances starting with an investment policy that they have fought for as the Republicans were wasting your tax dollars. It is time to elect people who will have concern for the residents and not contempt. On Tuesday November 8th please vote for John Moise and Kevin Beaudoin for Town Council along with Team Southington, Line A. Phil Pomposi Southington

Tough choices To the editor: My husband, Anthony Casale, will make a fine addition to the Board of Finance. Tough times call for a person unafraid to make tough choices. A no-nonsense individual with an innate understanding of what is necessary and where to trim fat. A family man who loves his town and all it has to offer, Tony’s motivation to keep Southington a wonderful place to call home lies with his children, grandchild, nieces and nephews. He will not let them or the taxpayers down. On Nov. 8, vote for Tony Casale and the rest of the Team Southington Democrats. Karen L. Casale Southington

Vast experience To the editor: I would highly recommend Beverly Skinnon as a candidate to become a member of the Board of Education in the Southington school system. Skinnon’s 25 years of experience as an elementary school teacher and her vast experience in serving on math, technology and language arts curriculums would be a great asset to the Board of Education in Southington. Beverly cares about advancing the quality of education for children at all levels within the school system; she works very well in a collaborative fashion and would be a wonderful addition to

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the Board of Education in Southington. Michael Freda North Haven

We need leaders To the editor: Southington voters: Election Day starts and ends with you. Please remember that your vote represents you, your family, your values and the future of Southington. We need leaders that are bold enough to meet the challenges — potential education cuts, environmental issues and tax increases just to name a few — yet strong enough to put differences aside. We need leaders that understand that balancing a budget is more than agreeing to what looks good on paper; it’s about understanding that if the money isn’t there to spend it can’t be spent. We need leaders that understand that growth should be “smart” and beneficial to the quality of life in this town. We need leaders that understand there are many residents in our town that struggle everyday with life’s essentials, like putting food on the table and paying for medical care. We need leaders who understand that it is our job to help those that can’t help themselves, including the sick, the old, and those who have fallen on tough times. We need leaders that represent the common good for all residents and the future of our town, never losing sight of the individuals that call Southington their home. Please vote for the Team Southington candidates. Angelina Santa Maria Southington The writer is the vice chairman of the Southington Democratic Town Committee.

We are a team To the editor: We are honored to be running as a team that will bring knowledge, experience, commitment and passion to the Board of Education. With experience in education, public service, business and finance, we see things from a wide range of perspectives. Having students in the sys-

tem gives use firsthand knowledge of the needs of students, teachers and taxpayers. We will ask tough questions, and be sure to get the answers needed before decisions are made. Our only agenda is to do what is right for the students and citizens of Southington. There are several issues we will focus on: fiscal responsibility, assuring that funds allocated to the board are always put towards educating our students, achieving proper class sizes, assuring students have the necessary skills to build towards a strong 21st century education preparing them for their future, providing a safe, secure educational environment, and open communications among all boards, commissions and the community to make the education process stronger and collaborative. We commit to work in an open, collaborative way to make our educational system the very best it can be for our students, staff and town. We ask for your support on Nov. 8. Anne Mullin, Zaya Oshana, Beverly Skinnon, Patricia Johnson, Dee Ahern, David Derynoski Southington The writers are candidates on Team Southington — Democrats for Board of Education.

Two more years

To the editor: I have watched for years as our local politicians have danced around the issues while wetting their fingers to see which way the political winds were blowing. When I ran for Town Council two years ago, I knew I was with a team of people who weren’t going to be content with maintaining the status quo. Two years later, I find myself in complete awe and admiration for my entire team and all of their accomplishments and for the courage they showed as they made some very tough decisions. Continue the momentum; We need two more years of Republican leadership. Steve Pestillo Southington

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Continue success

To the editor: In the last two years, we saw the lowest taxes in Southington’s history, innovative, forward thinking on challenging issues, economic development like never before, management changes and a leading, top notch education system. We couldn’t have done this without open communication with our public safety and town staff, our teachers and our government leaders. The Republicans have gone out of their way to seek business and government leaders for Town Council, finance majors for the Board of Finance, parents, teachers and educators for the Board of Education and visionaries for the Planning and Zoning Commission. Let’s continue the success. Michael A. Riccio Southington

Your vote matters

Tough times

To the editor: As my two-year term on the Board of Finance comes to an end, I want the voters to know two things I learned. First, your vote really does matter. Second, elected officials need to have skills, ability and moral integrity. Many people cast their vote for reasons that have nothing to do with ensuring the right person is in the right position. I urge people to vote. I ask that voters review candidate profiles and elect candidates that have skills for the position, ability to perform their job collaboratively, and demonstrate the highest levels of moral integrity in their lives. The elected officials are called upon to do their jobs, add value, deliver results and do the right thing especially when no one is watching. John J. Leary Southington The writer is a Republican incumbent for the Southington Board of Finance, of which he is chairman.

To the editor: With Election Day nearing, each of us has a responsibility to make an informed decision which we believe will benefit our town. These are tough economic times. Some of us are feeling it worse than others but all of us need a voice. Southington needs a change. I believe that change can be made with people like Tony Casale. I worked with Tony for several years. He is hardworking, dependable, budget conscious and fair. He relates well with people young and old. I believe he will be great on the Board of Finance and will gladly vote for him. Dave Drezek Southington

Man of his word To the editor: When I heard that Tony Casale was running for Board of Finance I was pleased. I know Tony to be a caring and straightforward person, a man of his word. Southington needs a

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Endorsements To the editor: As a former Town Council member (two years), Planning & Zoning Commissioner (26 years) and current Fire Board commissioner, I wholeheartedly endorse Tony Casale for Board of Finance. A lifelong resident, Tony deeply cares for this town and its people. I am confident in his ability to listen, research, weigh the options and get the job done. John Barry is seeking reelection to Town Council. He’s practical, decisive, empathetic and not afraid to voice his concerns or vote his conscience. John Moise is currently serving on the Board of Finance and is now seeking a Town Council seat. He understands the balance between economic development and maintaining.

This Nov. 8, vote Team Southington Democrats. Dolores Longo Southington

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To the editor: Over the last four years, our Republican-led Board of Education has presented the most responsible budgets we have ever seen and presented a well thought out, conservative and responsible plan for our 50-year-old middle schools. This is leadership that we can trust and leadership that has been proven effective. I look forward to another two years of strong leadership with the Southington Republicans on the Board of Education. They have shown me that they can balance the needs of our students with concerns of our taxpayers. Beth Pestillo Southington

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thing but the “typical” politician. As a lifelong resident of Southington, I am confident in stating that Southington is most fortunate to have such a dedicated, honest person willing to again serve the town on this council. Chris’ commitment to our town is a sincere one. He has served the residents through his professional role in our school system, by his active participation in numerous community events and local town boards, and most recently as our town councilman. Chris is reliable, dependable and extremely hardworking. Further, Chris is recognized by his council peers as an independent thinker, who consistently acts and votes in the community’s best interest and not along party lines. Asking you to again elect Chris Palmieri to serve as our true representative this November. Anne LaPorte Southington

Education advocate To the editor: “Julia, I just saw your mom!” was the standard “hello” I received throughout elementary, middle and high school. My mother, Jill Notar-Francesco, has always been an advocate for education and a cheerleader for empowering all students to reach their full potential. In 2007, it only made sense for her to take her volunteering to the next level as a member of the Southington Board of Education. As she jumps on the campaign trail once again, I ask you to allow her to continue doing what she loves — promoting high quality education in which all Southington students can flourish. Julia Notar-Francesco Southington

Time to give back To the editor: As a 32-year resident of Southington, I am grateful to have the freedom to run for the Southington Board of

Education with a results- oriented team of Republicans. My experiences as a parent, corporate executive, consultant, adjunct college professor, tutor and president of our YMCA lead to a qualified candidate. Learning, development and tapping potential have always been a common thread that ran through my personal and professional life. Over 10 years of my career were spent leading corporate-wide learning and development functions in two top S&P 500 companies. I spent two years tutoring English as a second language in Southington’s elementary schools. I am running for several reasons. First, I want to ensure our children receive a high quality education while providing them with learning experiences that tap their potential. Secondly, my education and business acumen skills in operations, administration, marketing and human resources can be applied across many topics. Lastly, education opened doors for me and now it’s my

turn to give back. Your vote will allow me to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and in the quality of life of our community. Terry G. Lombardi Southington The writer is a Republican candidate for the Southington Board of Education.

Stellar candidate To the editor: As a former two-term Southington Councilman, I am writing in support of Councilwoman Dawn Miceli’s bid for re-election to the Southington Town Council. Dawn is a stellar candidate who has worked tirelessly for the betterment of our community during her first term. Her level of commitment to our community and her fervent volunteerism is matchless. Dawn methodically researches all issues, and her hands-on approach to government is just what Southington needs. Dawn truly understands her responsibility to her constituents and I urge my fellow residents to cast their

votes for Dawn Miceli on Election Day. David Zoni Sr. Southington

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To the editor: Over the past two years I have noticed a vast difference in Southington. New businesses are coming into town showing strong confidence in our economic growth. The center of town is thriving and has become the lively hood of our community. Capital improvement plans are being put into place. As I drive through our town there is a vibe that is palpable, I believe our Republican town leaders have a lot to do with this. Because of their innovative ideas and forward movement we are turning a corner as a community. There is a lot more to accomplish though, and we

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Letters Continued from page 34 can’t stop now. I am excited to see what is next and I encourage you to support Team Republican, to keep up this momentum. Jennifer Clock Southington

Move forward To the editor: Throughout my life, my family, education, career and public service have taught me the value of teamwork. I could not be more proud of the people I have served with on the Southington Board of Education for the last eight years. The Board of Education is non-partisan with the common goal of quality schools. The past two years have proven that to move our schools forward requires the participation of all. We have been successful because of the teamwork, collaboration and hard work between all areas of town government. This election is like no other that I’ve experienced with regard to maintaining the di-

rection of our community and keeping Southington moving forward. I encourage all Southington residents to vote on Nov. 8 and cast their ballot for people that truly support education and believe in honest, respectful government. I run as part of a team, and I believe, that as a group, the Southington Republicans stand for these values. I respectfully seek your support not only for myself, but for my team as a whole. Brian S. Goralski Plantsville The writer is a Republican incumbent for the Southington Board of Education, of which he is chairman.

Positive results To the editor: I support Jill NotarFrancesco for re-election to the Southington Board of Education. During her four years on the board, Jill has proven to be a doer who puts tremendous time and energy into improving the quality of education in Southington. In our tough economy, Jill has been fiscally responsible

while balancing continuously growing educational needs. We can trust that she’s done her homework to arrive at the very best decisions. She proves that positive results are achieved through dedication and hard work. Be confident in voting for Jill Notar-Francesco for Board of Education on Nov. 8. I know I will. Ronnie I. Brzezinski Plantsville

Cost us money To the editor: The Republicans on the Town Council have cost us a lot of money. The North Center School project has cost us an extra $200,000 and the Republicans knew that the State Labor Department might come in. They did come in and our taxpayers are left holding the bag. This is an expensive and bad deal. The Republicans gave a present to Mr. & Mrs. Weichsel of life health care benefits. Taxpayers are again paying and why was it done? Only logic is that the Republicans were embarrassed as

the new town manager is getting $40,000 over Mr. Weichsel’s salary. Then, shortly after the new town manager went to work, he was told by the Republicans to fire Recreation Director William Masci. Not one of the Republicans attended the meeting between [Garry] Brumback and Masci. Our government is a town council/manager and the firing is done by the council. The actions of the Republicans on the council are not in the best interest for our people. Vote for the Democratic Team. Gerald P. Crean Jr. Southington

Right to vote To the editor: As Election Day draws near I would like to encourage all citizens to exercise their right to vote. Our country is unique in that it allows its citizens to freely choose whom they want to represent them. I have read many editorials that have been critical of the Republican Party and I am

writing to praise their accomplishments. We have worked cooperatively with all town boards to ascertain that we do what is best for the citizens of Southington. North Center was a unique way to utilize an empty building and reduce the overcrowding at Town Hall. The Board of Education has accomplished great strides in improving student test scores, reducing class size and strengthening curriculum. The Board of Finance thoroughly examines each budget, asks pertinent questions and reached a unanimous vote. All of this certainly demonstrates the willingness of the Republican Party to work together to promote what is best for Southington. Once again, please vote and be informed of what each candidate stands for and what they have done. Terri Carmody Southington The writer is a Republican candidate for the Southington Board of Education.

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The Southington Apple Valley Chapter 4943 has opened two trips to the public. On Sunday, Nov. 6, the group will see “Hairspray” at the Warner Theater. On Monday, Dec. 19, members will be at the Aqua Turf to see “Step into Christmas” and have a holiday lunch. For price and further information, call Esther at (860) 628-0063.

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Southington Care Center needs volunteers with clerical experience. Volunteers will be maintaining the front desk and must feel comfortable answering phone calls. Hours needed are weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To apply, complete an application at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Avenue, Southington, or online at www.southingtoncare.org. For more information, visit

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Calendar House news Newsletters are available at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., or on the website www.calendarhouse.org.

Genealogy club meets The Genealogy Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 1p.m. in the Perry Room at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St.

Computer Center news Computer Basics for Beginners, a four-week course, will begin Monday, Nov. 7. Classes include Basics for Beginners 1 & 2, Introduction to Computers, Files & Folders, Practical Web Use, Google, Word Processing and Using E-Mail Effectively. The Computer Learning Center is looking for volunteers as teachers or assis-

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Low Vision Support Group The Low Vision Support Group meets at 3 p.m., on the last Monday of the month, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Next meeting will be Oct. 31. Facilitator is Melissa Knickerbocker, from Southington Care Center’s outpatient low vision program. RSVP to Edesa Ciscar, at (860) 6285656.

The Southington Citizen Friday, October 28, 2011 Digital Photo Club: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Ping Pong: Monday and Tuesdays, 9 a.m., and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Pool: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. Wii: Thursdays 1 p.m. Bocce court and horseshoe pits are available.

Support group for dementia There will be a support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on the second

Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. Next session will be Nov. 8. The discussion covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. For information and registration, contact Marie Terzak, at (860) 276-1020 and contact Terzak if attendees would like to arrange free care for a loved one during the group session.

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Survivorship symposium The Palladino Family Cancer Center at MidState Medical Center is hosting its first-ever Survivorship Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center in Meriden. The symposium is a day-long event for cancer survivors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that focuses on the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues that arise after cancer

treatment. Registration and a continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by informative seminars on cancer survivorship, the effects of cancer treatment, nutrition for survivors, and coping skills. Lunch will be provided and a series of breakout sessions will also be offered in the afternoon on topics including yoga, music therapy, art therapy, reiki, sexuality after cancer, brain fitness and journaling. To register for this program, call (203) 694-8631.

Drivers needed Sometimes the biggest challenge in cancer treatment is getting there. There is a great need for volunteer drivers in the Meriden area. Volunteer drivers receive simple training and an orientation from the American Cancer Society, and are asked to volunteer for at least one hour, one day, once a month. The drivers’ avail-

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Mid-season stretch readies volleyball for postseason By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen The

Southington High girls volleyball team was starring down the b i g g e s t stretch of the season. They hadn’t lost all year and seemingly hadn’t been heavily challenged, save for a 3-2 win over Farmington earlier in the year. Games against Coventry, Bristol Eastern, Northwest Catholic, RHAM and Farmington loomed, boasting some of the state’s best teams and was a key stretch

for the girls to build off of going into postseason. “I would prefer to have it the last week, right before the postseason,” Heitz said of the mid-season schedule. “It’s been a nice stretch.” Coventry was a tough 3-0 loss to start, but to finish the stretch, the Lady Knights swept RHAM, ranked top five in the state, and then held off Farmington 3-2 at home. “Mentally I think we weren’t where we needed to be and I’m very proud that after that we started playing mentally strong volleyball,” Heitz said of his team’s improvement over the couple of weeks.

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Corinne Horanzy, with the dig last week against RHAM, has had a stellar junior season for the Lady Knights.

Especially against RHAM, who Southington could see again in the Central Connecticut Conference tournament, Heitz was happy with his team. “This was the one on the calendar that was going to be See Volleyball, page 41 Girls Volleyball SHS 3, RHAM 0 Southington handed RHAM only its second loss of the year with the 25-18, 25-13, 25-23 win, improving to 13-1 (10-0 CCC West). Tory Broytman had 19 kills and Corinne Horanzy had 10 kills, seven digs and three aces. Emily Durocher added eight kills and Danielle Kaminsky had 33 assists. Sara Malicka had 16 digs and Samantha Vitale had four aces. SHS 3, Farmington 2 In the tightly contested affair, the Lady Knights pulled it out behind 25 kills, four blocks and four aces from Broytman and 23 kills and 17 digs from Horanzy. Kaminsky had 42 assists, and Durocher and Cyndy Woolley each had four kills. As a team, Southington had 87 digs, 18 from Malicka, 16 from Woolley, 13 from Kaminsky and 10 from Broytman. Durocher had three blocks. Woolley also added six assists. The Knights (14-1, 110 CCC West) won 25-17, 2025, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13. SHS 3, Hall 0 A balanced offensive attack was led by Vitale with seven kills and four aces. Woolley and Broytman each had five kills and Jordyn Moquin, Durocher and Kaylee Kolodziejczyk had four kills. Kaminsky had 17 assists and Allison McCormick had six. Kayla Padroff had six aces and eight digs. The 25-4, 25-11, 25-19 win pushed the Lady Knights to 15-1 (12-0 CCC West).

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Safety Corbin Garry has been a playmaker on the Southington defense this season.

Late loss leaves extra sting on football team By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Glastonbury was backed up deep in its own territory. The third quarter horn sounded and the fourth quarter began. Timeout Glastonbury. Even with the break between quarters, the Tomahawks couldn’t figure out what they wanted to do. As the players went back on the field, you could feel the tension in the air. On the next play, Southington’s Corbin Garry picked off a pass and ran 25 yards to pay dirt to give the Knights a 16-6 edge with less than 12 minutes left in the CCC Division I crossover game. All the momentum was on the visitor’s side. “On our sideline right after he threw the pick-six, our body language was

pretty bad,” said Glastonbury coach Scott Daniels. “They could have folded right there.” All of a sudden, Southington’s momentum evaporated. Not even a minute later, Tomahawks quarterback Ben Berey strutted into the end zone, finishing off a 52yard run. Even with Glastonbury trailing 16-13, the momentum had shifted. “Ben Berey made a big play, a big run, and gave us some momentum,” Daniels said. When Glastonbury got the ball back, they worked it down the field and got a pass interference call at the goal line to keep the drive alive. Devin O’Reilly’s touchdown run from 3yards out proved to be the game-winner and made the score 19-16. “They just responded and got it done,” Daniels said. See Football, next page


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Football Glastonbury 19, SHS 16 The tough loss dropped Southington to 4-2 (1-1 CCC Division I West). Andrew Walowski rushed 17 times for 90 yards and a touchdown and threw 20 times, completing seven, for 70 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Matt O’Connor rushed 17 times for 70 yards. Brian Kaminsky had three catches for 16 yards and Nate Bonefant had two grabs for 42 yards. Defensively, O’Connor led the way with 14 total tackles, Walowski was second on the team with 10. Scoringwise, Sean Hammell kicked a field goal and had an extra point and Corbin Garry had an interception return for a touchdown.

Football Continued from page 39 The storyline for the game was a tale of two halves: Southington owned the first, Glastonbury the second. The Blue Knights ran the ball at will throughout the first and second quarters, as Andrew Walowski had 85 yards rushing and Matt O’Connor had 62 yards rushing at the intermission. As a team, the Knights amassed 150 yards on 29 carries. “We came out firing on all cylinders in the first half,” Southington coach Mike Drury said. “We were able to move the ball offensively. Defensively, we played very tough.” Walowski and O’Connor finished the game with 90 and 69 rush yards, respectively. The team had only eight second-half carries for

11 yards, finishing the game with 231 total yards after putting up 177 in the opening half. “They played good defense in the second half,” Drury said of Glastonbury. “They loaded the box a little bit on us.” In contrast, Glastonbury had only 56 total yards after the first 24 minutes. The Tomahawks finished with 255 total yards, putting up almost 200 yards of total offense in the final 24 minutes. There was a lot riding on the game because both teams were coming in at 4-1 overall and are in the fight for a playoff spot in CIAC Class LL. Drury and his team knows with Hall next week, then Simsbury, Manchester and Cheshire to finish off their 10-game slate, life isn’t going to get any easier. “Every one is a big game from here on out.”

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No room for error as season could come down to final day By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Erin Luddy used one word following a 3-2 lastsecond victory Tuesday: perseverance. This after the field hockey team, staring an overtime period right in the face, scored a goal with just seconds remaining in the game to score a regulation win over Windsor and inch closer to a spot in the postseason. “It was a great ending,” Luddy said. “When time is running out you try not to get bogged down in the time. They kept their composure; they kept the ball in and one little touch...that’s all it takes.” The little touch at the end came from Sarah Collier, who

Volleyball Continued from page 39

had a couple of other touches earlier in the game, scoring all three goals. As a whole, the senior co-captain has been on fire lately, scoring goals in seemingly every game for Southington. “She had a tough junior year because she was injured and she couldn’t play a lot so she’s been fighting back,” Luddy said of Collier. “It was nal, this year is right up there,” Heitz said of team morale. “They’re all a great bunch of kids; they’re like sisters. Whether it’s seniors or sophomores, they don’t draw a line between grades.” Even when they compete, they’re still best friends. “They realize what it means (to the team),” finished the head coach.

a little bit in the beginning where she had to fight up to the level, but once she was there, it’s her senior year, she wants to play. She wants to win” The Windsor win was hugely important because a loss would have put the season in an elimination mindset – win every game to make the postseason. But with the Tuesday victory, the Lady Knights had two games left, first against Nonnewaug this past Wednesday (result not available at press time) and then on the road to finish up Monday versus Maloney. Nonnewaug began the week 11-0-1 and represented a difficult contest, making the Windsor win all the more crucial

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Field Hockey Fermi 5, SHS 2 Sarah Collier and Casey Sullivan scored the goals and Susie Marcoux made 13 saves, but the Lady Knights dropped to 3-9 (0-3 CCC East). SHS 3, Wethersfield 0 Collier, Sarah Pelligrinelli and Rachel Dorsey scored as Southington improved to 4-9 (1-3 CCC East). SHS 3, Windsor 2 Collier scored the game-winner, her third goal of the game, with seconds left in the contest to give Southington (5-9, 2-3 CCC East) the exhilarating win. Valerie Szmurlo had nine saves.

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Lady Knights last standing in battle with Warriors By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

And the train rolls on for the girls soccer team. After a 2-2 tie with still unbeaten Northwest Catholic last week, the Lady Knights suffered a tough road loss at

Farmington last Friday. “Friday was a hiccup. We actually played well, just some mistakes,” said head coach Sal Penta. But the girls rebounded with a 2-0 shutout win over Hall this past Tuesday, a team that came into the contest with just a single loss on the year, that coming against Northwest Catholic.

“Hall is just so physical, they defend well. This was a great win over a great team,” commented an excited head coach. In the game against the Warriors, play was tight throughout until junior Erica Koseinski, like she seems to do every game, made something happen on offense, getting into the box and forcing a hand ball on a cross. She took the penalty kick and buried it with under 10 minutes to play. “I just had the feeling that [we would score],” said Penta of how the game was ebbing and flowing. Minutes later, Nicole Wershoven, classmates with Kosienski, put the nail in the coffin with a whirlingdervish play, spinning and scoring. “I got on a Nicole a little bit,” explained Penta after the Hall victory. “She had a phenomenal practice yesterday. I told her, ‘I need a goal from her,’ and during the game I kept leaning on her and she came through with just a fantastic shot. She has that capability to score every game and if she’s on, we’re going to be dangerous.” This was a crucial stretch for Southington, as they suffered three losses to the three

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Blue Knights Scoreboard Boys Soccer SHS 1, NW Catholic 0 J.P Ricciardone scored the goal and Bill Queen made 12 saves as Southington improved to 5-6 (4-6 CCC West). Farmington 5, SHS 0 Queen made five saves as Southington dropped to 5-7 (4-7 CCC West). Girls Swimming Farmington 96, SHS 85 Haley Marquardt won the 200-free (2:09.80) and the 500free (5:49.89) as Southington (4-4-1, 0-3 CCC West) lost a close meet. Laurel Dean won the 200-IM (2:27.55) and the 100-breast (1:13.55) and Amanda Mirando captured diving with a score of 165.8. Melanie Mongillo registered two second place finishes in the 50- and 100-free with times of 27.02 and 1:00.28; Aly Baribault was second in the 200-IM (2:31.06) and the 100breast (1:16.60). The 200-free relay team of Dean, Baribault, Emily Ferens and Mongillo finished second in 1:49.88 and the 200-medley relay team of Bailey Potter, Dean, Sarah Krzesik and Marquardt were second in 2:08.38. SHS 92, East Catholic 76 Mongillo won the 50- and 10-free in times of 26.72 and 1:01.14 as the Lady Knights racked up the first place finishes to improve to 5-4-1. Marquardt won the 200-free (2:11.26), Dean won the 200IM (2:30.31) and Krzesik won the 100-fly (1:07.31). Relay victories were scored by Krzesik, Dean, Mongillo and Molly Potter in the 200-medley re-

Girls: Amanda Hamel was the top overall finisher for Southington finishing 60th overall and 18th overall in the CCC West in a time of 23:23.48. In the CCC West results, she was followed by Hannah Chamis (23, 23:53.40), Steph O’Keefe

(26th, 24:29.31), Laura Wilcox (28, 24:49.36), Abby Guthrie (32, 24:57.60), Victoria Swartz(33, 25:02.44) and Amanda Snow (37, 25:43.93). In conference the team finished fifth out of seven; overall they finished 14th out of 24 teams.

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Amanda Mirando dives against Farmington and qualifies for states in the process. It was her first meet of the year after returning from elbow surgery. lay (2:05.70) and from Marquardt, Baribault, Dean and Joy Blanchet in the 200-free relay (1.54.88). Newington 94, SHS 90 Marquardt was again a double-winner in the 200-free (2:11.77) and the 500-free (5:51.05), but Southington lost the tightly-contested match-up, falling to 5-5-1, 0-4 CCC West. Mongillo won the 100-fre (59.92) and Dean won the 100-breast (1:13.02). The 200-free relay team of Mongillo, Dean, Jenny Drozd and Marquardt won in 1:53.38 and the 400-free relay team of Marquardt, Baribault, Krzesik and Mongillo won in 4:06.94. Close second-

place finishes came from Mongillo in the 50-free (26.5) and Krzesik in the 100-fly (1:07.92). Cross Country Central Connecticut Conference Championships Boys: Kyle Hamel finished third overall and second in the CCC West with a time of 17:09.94. Nick Garcia (15, 18:22.28), Miles Groom (32, 19:31.85), Damiean Florian (36, 19:44.54), Joe Pappalardo (42, 19:57.69), Jordan Gray (43, 20:03.58) and Jacob Harton (20:08.16). In conference the team finished fifth out of seven; overall they finished 12th out of 27 teams.

The Southington Blue Knights football team will hold its second annual Alumni Night before the Nov. 4 game against Simsbury at Fontana Field in Southington. Check in at the hospitality tent once you get into the gate, starting around 6 p.m. There will be a table to fill out your name tag, along with refreshments. At about 6:30 p.m. all alumni will be escorted on the field and will be recognized by all in attendance. They will also meet with the current players and coaches. RSVP to Alumni@SouthingtonFootball.com; Include name(s) attending and year(s) on the team.

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Baseball fundraiser

The Southington High Blue Knights baseball team will be holding a fundraising car wash on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southington Auto Wash, 254 Queen St. Proceeds to benefit the Southington Blue Knights baseball program.

Youth Soccer Results Southington Youth Soccer League B Division Oct. 18 Surfers 5, Cosmos 1 Surfers: Matt Tumolo and William Loose each scored twice for the Surfers while Colin Burdette and Mike Martin added single goals. Riley Herrick and Mark Coloaccino played well at forward. Oct. 25 Earthquakes 3, Cosmos 1 Earthquakes: Ryan Dadonna scored twice for the Earthquakes with Yousef Badr adding a goal. Brandon Thai was great on offense, Luke Tedeschi and Valente Castillo on defense and Ryan St. John in goal. Cosmos: Kody Hanner tallied for the Cosmos. Ethan Samselski and Matthew Mauro shined on offense and Kody Hanner was terrific on defense. Stingers 4, Wings 0 Stingers: Natalie Verderame hit the back of the net twice for the Stingers with Amanda Pernerewski and

Mandy Kaczor adding single goals. Jada Francis and Logan Fischer anchored the defense while Jenna Lucien was outstanding in goal. Strikers 5, Spurs 0 Strikers: Sarah Mafale, Gigi Wadowski and Katie Gundersen all scored for the Strikers. Everyone contributed to the complete team effort. Pumas 7, Surfers 6 Pumas: Marek Kryzanski tallied a hat trick, while Joey Tellerico scored twice. Zack Waskowicz and Nathan Gorr each also scored for the Pumas. Mike McLaughlin, Ryan Catlin stood tall in front of the net, with help on the defense from Colby Zegzdryn. Kevin Gabree and Patrick Bennett were marvelous on offense. Capitals 2, Blazers 0 Blazers: Katelyn Przybylski and Kelsi Blatchely were outstanding in the backfield and Megan Matthews and Elena Famiglietti were terrific in goal.

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Cub Scouts from Pack 40 at Kelley Elementary School gather during a campout at Lime Rock Park racetrack on Sept. 30. They spent Oct. 1 visiting the crew pits and watching the racing. Scouts are, from left, Ryan Sponauer, Logan McInnis, DJ Pestillo, Erik Olson, Joshua Budnik and Owen Folcik. They were joined by more than 1,600 other Scouts and parents during Scout Day at the park. Pack 40 is chartered by the Southington Kiwanis. For more information about Pack 40 or Scouting, visit beascout.org.

School Continued from page 13 bands or contact the Southington High School music department, at (860) 6283229, ext. 250.

Village Green open house Village Green Nursery School will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. The school is located in the First Congregational Church, 37 Main Street, Southington. The Open House will offer prospective parents the opportunity to see the classroom and ask questions about the program. Teachers, board members and parents of current students will be available to discuss the program. This family-oriented nursery school offers programs for 3 and 4-year-olds. For more information, visit the website www.vgns.org or call Nan Sheridan at (860)

628-6958. Parents can also schedule appointments to visit the classroom and observe the program.

Open houses at high school St. Paul Catholic High School will host open houses on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. To make reservations, contact Matt Crowley, director of admissions, at (860) 584-0911, ext. 34, or e-mail mcrowley@spchs.net.

Lincoln College business lecture Lincoln College of New England will be offering a series of free public lectures on business topics. On Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., the first program will feature Sharon Lynn, entrepreneur, beauty guru and author. She has been featured in numerous venues including “Connecticut Style” on WTNH,

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Middle school open house

St. Thomas School, 133 Bristol St., Southington, will hold its annual Middle School Open House on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All families are invited to visit the school to learn about Catholic and faithbased education. Presentations will be made by Principal MaryPat Wirkus, the Rev. Nick Melo, pator, faculty, alumni, alumni parents and students. Tours will be given, registration information will be available and refreshments will be served. For preregistration, call the school at (860) 628-4942 or e-mail Robin Taillie at rtaillie@stthomasschool.org.

Marching band schedule

The Southington High School Marching Band upcoming performances include: Oct. 29, hosting “Music of the Knight” competition at SHS; and Nov. 5, New England State Championship competition, JFK Stadium in Bridgeport. The band will also be performing at home football games.

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Southington resident receives scholarship Victoria Woszczyna, of Southington, is the recipient of the 2011 Jim Roberts Scholarship awarded by the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut. A graduate of Southington High School, Woszczyna, 20, is enrolled at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where she is majoring in business administration with a focus on human resources. Woszczyna said the $2,000

award will help her reach her educational goals. “Scholarship money is always a great motivational boost to work towards your education. When you know that you have some help in paying for a great education, then you are likely to do well. I especially am more excited to work towards achieving a degree in HR now that HRACC has helped me strive towards that goal.” Woszczyna is a member of

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Mania Camp held at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, this past summer. DelBuono, a psychology major, is a member of the Class of 2013.

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College finance preparation

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Obituaries Gloria St. Pierre Gloria Jill (Hickey) St. Pierre, 53, of Plainville, died on Oct. 12, 2011, at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of Rino St. Pierre. She was born in Baltimore, on Oct. 1, 1958, the daughter of William Hickey and the late Bertha (Stine) Hickey. She worked at Kohl’s store in Plainville as a customer service representative for the past several years. Besides her husband, of Plainville, and father, of Maryland, she is survived by two sons, Gregory St. Pierre, of Plainville, and Steven St. Pierre, of Southington; a sister, Jeanette Stinson, of Orlando, Fla.; nieces, Shannon, Megan and Audrey; and nephews, Lenny and Andre. The funeral was held on Oct. 17, 2011, at Dunn Funeral Home, Bristol. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111

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later as a senior design analyst. He was a popular drummer, vocalist and bandleader in the ’50s and ’60s. He simultaneously belonged to the New Britain, Meriden, and Bristol locals of the AFM. He was a life member and past commander (1960) of Kiltonic Post 72 American Legion, former president of the Legion Realty Corporation and founder of the Legion Golf League. Upon retiring from P&W, he and Rolande moved to St. George in the High Mojave desert of southern Utah. After the death of his wife in 2004, he moved to North Carolina to be nearer to his children. He was an avid golfer (three holes-in-one) and enjoyed the desert courses out west and became a member at Southwick, GC in Graham after his move east. He is survived by a son, Michael (Erin) Morin, of Clemmons, N.C., a daughter, Nancy (Joseph) Sazanowicz, of Southington, and a son Nathan (Susan) Morin of Mebane, N.C.; his six grandchildren, Christine (Nathan) Plourde, of Southington, Jason (Sarah) Morin, of Aspen, Colo., Rachel Sazanowicz, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Robert Sazanowicz, of Hamden, and Andrew and Kevin Morin, of Orlando, Fla.; and his two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jonathan Plourde. The funeral was held on Oct. 12, 2011, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. A Mass was held on Oct. 13, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Church, Southington. Burial with full military honors was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 411, Rocky Hill, C T 667 or the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, 2nd Floor, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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Key Club’s Halloween

The Southington High School Key Club is hosting a “Kiddie Halloween Party” at the Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Children ages 3 to 10 will be able to participate in Halloween-related games and activities to get into the holiday spirit. Refreshments will be served.


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13 years as a volunteer firefighter in Southington. After transferring to Southington, DiBattista was assigned to the Narcotic Enforcement Team for three years, which he notes as being a highlight

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State trooper 1st Class Steve Chapman shows his Elks Public Safety Award to his wife, Hope.

of his career. DiBattista said one of his favorite things about being a police officer is the people he gets to meet. “All the people I’ve met during the way,” he said. “Police in the town I live in, I see everybody I interact with the community myself, I was always drawn to that.” All three honorees said they were surprised when they found out they would be receiving the award. “I appreciate it and I think it’s great that they’ve expanded outside of Southington and I’m honored at the same time,” Higgins said. “I’m honored to be able to receive the award.” “I was very surprised,” DiBattista said. “The field of people they had to choose from, any officer in our department that could have easily accepted that award.” “It’s an honor,” Chapman said. “It’s always good to see law enforcement being honored for what it’s doing and it’s nice to know people out there support us.”

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Military Appreciation Dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St. The dinner is free to military members and veterans; other guests have a ticket price to pay. There will be a buffet dinner which includes appetizers, sausage and peppers, chicken, roasted potatoes, vegetables, green salad, rolls, butter and dessert. This is open to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets by Wednesday, Oct. 28, call Denise Johnson at (860) 7076838.

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The annual YMCA Camp Sloper fall cleanup, 1000 East St., is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers prepare the camp for the winter and finalize projects before the cold weather sets in. Raking leaves and general grounds maintenance will be the biggest focus for the day. As a â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;? for giving of your time, volunteers will be provided lunch. To join the group, contact Mark Pooler at (860) 621-8194, ext. 304 or mpooler@southingtoncheshireymca.org.

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Obituaries Joseph Kelly Joseph R. Kelly, 81, of Southington, died peacefully on Oct. 19, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 43 years, Lorraine (Johnson) Kelly, in 1993 and his beloved son, Christopher, in 1990. He was born on Oct. 30, 1929, in New Britain, the proud son of the late Edward P. and Mary (Maloney) Kelly. He attended St Joseph’s School and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1947. A proud and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he is survived by five sons and their wives, Martin and Karen Kelly, of Columbia, Dennis and Marylee Kelly, of Cheshire, Paul and Rose Kelly, of Fort Myers, Fla., Thomas and Maureen Kelly, of Southington, and Robert and Lisa Kelly, of Killingworth; his loving grandchildren, Sean and his wife, Shari, Meghan and her husband, Ainsley, Joshua, Alex, Natalya, Kristin, Brett, Patrick, Neil, Christopher, Hanna, Nathan and Julianne; and three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Aidan and Brody; five siblings, Edward Kelly, of Southbury, Rita Burns, of Southington, John Kelly and his wife, Heidi, of Colchester, Regina Thomasen, of Southington, and Joan Kelly Coyle, of New Britain; and his loving companion, Jane (Ring) Turchetta, of Glastonbury. He was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Pasco and Mary Beaudoin. He was the business manager/financial secretary of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 457, Meriden, from 1972 to 1996, running unopposed for 25 consecutive years. Prior to that he served as the treasurer of Local 420 , Waterbury. He represented the local union on the Law Committee at the International Convention in Kansas City in 1974 and played a major role in organizing the clerical and technical positions for CL&P in the early 1980s, winning contract approval by the critical margin of only one vote. He was a member of the Connecticut State Electrical Association and the New England Utility Council. He was committed to safety in the workplace and negotiated new safety standards for the Connecticut Yankee Power Plant with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Earlier in his career, he was employed at New Britain Machine and was a member of the New Britain fast pitch softball league. He was a longstanding, active member of the New Britain Elks Lodge No. 957. He was also a loyal and proud member of the An-

cient Order of Hibernians in New Britain and belonged to St. Thomas Church, Southington. He was especially proud of being the driving force for the establishment of the Chris Kelly Open, his family’s annual cancer benefit golf tournament, which has run continuously for 22 years, raising significant funds for cancer research in memory of his wife and son. The Kelly family would like to express their deep gratitude and appreciation for the compassionate and respectful care provided to Joe by Dr. Neil Wasserman, Dr. Chamakura and the entire staff at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus. The family is grateful and deeply indebted to his live-in caregiver of six years, Ola McDonald, who was the source of constant loving support enabling him to enjoy life at home with his family and friends during the last years of his life. The funeral was held on Oct. 22, 2011, at the Paul A. Shaker / Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Committal service and final resting place was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to the Chris Kelly Memorial Fund, 801 Devonwood Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410, all donations will go towards ongoing cancer research.

Lena Tellerico Lena (Ciccio) Tellerico, 95, of Southington, died on Oct. 20, 2011, at Mulberry Gardens in Plantsville. She was the wife of the late Joseph Tellerico. She was born in Waterbury, on Aug. 12, 1916, the daughter of the late Sebastiano and Lucia (D’Aquila) Ciccio. Prior to her retirement, she and her late husband founded and ran Jay Sons Screw Machine in Plantsville. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She is survived by her children, Joseph Tellerico Jr. and wife, Patricia, David Tellerico and wife, Joanne and Cathi Macchi and husband, Ted, all of Southington; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Salvatore Ciccio; and three sisters, Angelina Chase, Frances Kasik and Mary Triano. The funeral was held on Oct. 24, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church, Southington, for a Mass. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bread for Life, P.O Box 925, Southington, CT 06489.

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HONDA CIVIC 2009 EX-L, Leather, Navigation $19,491 Stock# C7228 (203) 237-5561

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Smoky iris/grey prem. cloth int., auto, fully loaded, am/fm/cd, alloys, fog lights; 1 OWNER! Bought here & traded-in for a 2011 Sonata! 78K Miles. $9,990

NISSAN Altima 2009 2.5S, Sunroof, Power Seats Low Miles $17,991 Stock# C7223A (203) 237-5561

OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 1999 $2,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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Friday, October 28, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

Pete In The Pickup

203-237-2122

Year Round Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CARPENTRY MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email: tpm.svcs@gmail.com

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

EXCAVATING

GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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FENCING

GUTTERS

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

CONCRETE & CEMENT

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

ANNA’S Special Cleanings Commercial & Residential 50% off 2nd cleaning Call Anna 860-505-7720 POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 KAY & TINA Commercial, Residential, Final Cleans. Disabled reduced rates. Call (203) 935-7237 RELIABLE, Experienced person to clean homes. Detailed cleaning with a personal touch. Over 20 years experience. Excellent refs. Call Beth (203) 639-1870

JUNK REMOVAL

Pete In The Pickup Year Round Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

PAUL’S MASONRY. New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD YARD Clean-up & LEAF REMOVAL Clean Estates, Attic, Bsmnt, Gar, Appl’s, Furn. & junk removal. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 DE CA LANDSCAPING Patios & Walks Leaf Removal Snow Plowing We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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HEDGE TRIMMING CLEAN-UPS, Mowing, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Clean Gutters. 203-530-4447. FALL CLEANUPS/ LEAF PICKUP Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

JM LAWNCARE Fall Cleanups, Junk Removal, Snow Removal. Comm & Res. Call for free est 860-796-8168 FALL Cleanup, powerwashing, gutter cleaning, leaf raking, grass cutting. Reasonable rates Call Doug 860-621-7602 and 860-919-1519

FALL CLEANUPS Starting Now! NORM THE GARDENER CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460

HANDYPERSONS

ENGINEERING MAJOR Pro Concrete Craftsman Pavers, Ret. Walls Visit www.muranoservices.net (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS

It's all here! Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Gutter Cleaning Top Quality Work. CT Reg #616311 203-213-6528

MGW Handyman Service “Have a list of things to do? Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 (203) 886-8029

CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

HEATING & COOLING

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

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! FALL Clean-up & LEAF Removal Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances. Free Est 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

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

ACCELERATED LANDSCAPING, INC. Celebrating our 25th year in business! Professional, residential lawn care & landscaping. Call Jim 860-223-3260 HIC #626646 COMMERCIAL and Residential Fall Clean Up, Curbside pickup Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING Curbside Leaf Pickup. Fall cleanups. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/ pruning. Landscape installation. Walkways/patios. HIC # 630132/Insured 860-302-6220

LANDSCAPING MASONRY GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

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

TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email: tpm.svcs@gmail.com

HOUSE CLEANING

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

LANDSCAPING

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING PAINTING SPECIALS EXT starting $899. INT starting $125 Ceiling repairs/Popcorn Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864 A+ PAINTING - Professional, quality work. Low rates. Free estimates. No job too small. Anthony 203-814-7661 CT631687 RAINBOW PAINTING Rental Property re-paints, int, ext, commercial. Popcorn ceiling repairs, smoke damage. Powerwashing, wallpaper removal. Quality work at fair prices. HIC#0564831 Scott 203-623-2941 PAINTING Services: Highly professional local company offers affordable rates, quality service, with attention to detail. Background checks for all employees. All interior and exterior painting and finishes, on new and existing commercial and residential structures. Fully insured. HIC #0629204. Prime Coatings 203-915-0620.

A1 QUALITY ROOTER SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203-235-8504, 860-223-1197 or 203-294-1421

SNOW PLOWING

V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

Show me your estimate. Guaranteed lower prices! Reg #558927 203-284-0137

Gonzalez Construction

Taking commercial & residential estimates for the 2011/2012 season now! Reg #558927 203-284-0137 PENQUIN Snowplowing. Book now, forecast is for heavy snow. Res & comm. 45 yrs exp. Walkways cleaned, snowblower used. 203-715-8850.

203-294-9889 www.ICEFIGHTERS.org Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

★★★★★★★★

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

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

SERVICES OFFERED

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

SHEET ROCK

TILE AGOSTINO’S Tile, LLC Lowest installation prices around. Over 20 yrs exp. Your tile or mine. CT#6069696 Free est. 203 879-8648 or 203-910-9283

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 FREE Clean fill available. Large quantities. Located in Berlin. Call (860) 982-4819 or 860-2233260

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

GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, Taping, Painting, Power Washing. Comm/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

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

POWER WASHING

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

The Powerwashing Kings S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355

ROOFING

CRAZY FALL SPECIALS!!!! Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

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

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 TREES R US. Tree removal. Very fair prices. We specialize in removal in hard areas. Prompt service. Credit cards accepted. 203-715-8850 #573358 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 28, 2011 SUV’S

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS

GUTTER White aluminum in good shape. 35 feet long. $50. (203) 376-3416

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES JEEP Wrangler Sport 2004 SUV. 4x4. Auto. Black AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. ABS brakes. Dual airbags. Soft Top. Roll bar. Very clean. Low mileage, 50,0000 miles. $14,000.00. Call 860-982-2768

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 Cindy’s Unique Shop

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com Jack 1-866-879-1616

CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Home decor/furnishings New Fashion Jewelry & Charms Locally Handcrafted Items Truly Affordable, Truly Unique 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift With Every Purchase M-F 10:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-2 COUCH - Sleeper sofa, loveseat size. Light beige. Excellent condition. Asking $250. Call Anthony or Pat 860-628-0069 GLASSES - Varied, Wine, Drinking, Coke. Some Collectibles. $20 for all. Call (203) 440-3919

AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Pekingnese, Multi-poo, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+.

Call 860-930-4001

SOFA & Love seat, both reclining, taupe, $150 or best offer. Chair and a half, recliner, microfiber, taupe $75. Area run, 9x12 with runner and mat, $75. Call after 5:30pm (203) 634-8192 STOVE, electric, $75; refrigerator, $75; washer, $75 & electric dryer, $75. Call (203) 715-1663 WHIRLPOOL Washer, top loader, & Whirlpool Dryer, electric. Both in excellent working condition. $75 Each or Best Offer. Call 860-966-8379

XMAS Items - Box of varied Ornaments, Mugs, Candles, Cookie Jar & More. $20 for all. Call (203) 440-3919

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FALL HORSEBACK RIDING Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www.rosehavenstables.com 203-238-1600

8 horsepower Yard Man leaf blower for sale. Asking $250. Please call 860-621-2685.

HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593

CHINA - Dinnerware, Bavaria Germany service for four. 32 pieces. Perfect. $25. Chest of drawers. Excellent condition. $50. (203) 237-6807

ONE 5 Month Old Kitten TWO 1 year old Cats and ONE 2 year old Cat Need Homes. 860-385-3396

LAWN & GARDEN

CONAIR Heated Bubbling Foot bath. 3 settings. Vibrates. Never opened. Good deal. Please call 203-269-3517. Asking $20

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT Tub, Gulf Coast, hardly used, 50+ jets, seats 6. Maintained by local spa company. $1750. (203) 440-3940 LEER Cap with racks. Fits Toyota Tacoma or any 6 ft. bed. $150 or best offer. Serious buyers only! Call (203) 284-8423

MADE In USA Wonder Woman Costume. Size 12/14. $25. Call (860) 621-1472

STEEL BUILDINGS Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900 81x130 – Reg $121,500 Now $103,900 Source # 1N0 866-609-4321

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT $215/CORD. Seasoned firewood. Free delivery for most areas. Call 203-927-2681 ALL HARDWOOD SUPER CLEAN Seasoned Firewood. Pick up or local delivered $220 /cord. Discount over 2. $135 half cord. Mike (203) 631-2211 ALL HARDWOOD SUPER CLEAN Seasoned Firewood. Pick up or local delivered $220 /cord. Discount over 2. $135 half cord. Mike (203) 631-2211 ALL Hardwood, 2 Cord Minimum $200 and $225 For a Single cord. 203-376-2805. SEASONED hardwood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in (mostly 18). $225/cord; $145/half cord. 203-294-1775. www.lavignestreeservicellc.com

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ANNALEE Dolls, made in USA, mint condition. Also creche, approx 18x13x9” tall. Call 203599-0011 CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS German & Japanese war souvenirs. Civil war items. Anything military. Top Prices Paid. Walt Shamock 203-237-6575

RETIREMENT Sale! 5,000 sq ft of Antiques, collectibles, furniture, household, records, paper items, depression glass, pottery, toys, jewelry, craft suppl, vintage ads & more. Everything must go incl fixtures. 50% off sale, fill-a-bag-deals, lot discounts. Dealers OK. Wed-Fri 12-5; Sat & Sun,9-3. Business to close 11/27. Newfield Antiques, 60 Tuttle Road, Middletown, CT 860-635-4385

WWII Military Items 203-238-3308 WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

TROYBILT Leaf Vacuum, Chipper & Shredder with vacuum hose. Model Series 060. New $550. Used once, Asking $400. Call (203) 237-2661

FRAMING table/artist work table. 4 feet by 8 feet, wood with shelving underneath. Business is moving, please take away by 10/28. Free. 203248-8177.

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

WANTED TO BUY 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equip. 860-707-9350

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108

HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 4 rm house. 2 BR, 1 bath. Washer/dryer, refrig/ stove. Avail. 1st of month. $1,200/mo + utilities. Sec. dep. & refs req’d. Call 203-265-3605. FOR RENT

MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853 SOUTHINGTON 2 BR 1 1/2 Bth Townhouse; cair; basement; w/w carp; private deck; no pets. $1100/mo. 860-628-8811

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

CHESHIRE: Lg downstairs 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Rt 10, minutes from I-691. Outside patio, on-site laundry, off street parking. $850.00, incl. heat & hot water. Sec. & references. No pets. Call 203-583-6943.

Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.

Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

203-235-8431 WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm.

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

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

HOUSES FOR RENT

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1575 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688 MERIDEN COLONIAL 3BR, 1 bath. refrigerator, stove. WD hookup. Off street parking. 1st mo & sec dep. $1250 + utils. No pets. (203) 238-9379 SOUTHINGTON. Avail approx mid Nov. Colonial style, 3 BRs, large LR, DR, eat-in kit, full bsmt, nice yard. No pets. Good condition. $1500/mo plus util. Call (860) 628-8386

MERIDEN 1 BR Apt. 1st Fl. 75 Warren New kitchen. New tile bathroom, hdwd flrs. No pets! Call 203-440-2745 $800/mo.

CONDOMINIUMS

Flanders West Apts DEE’S ANTIQUES

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER Large 1BR, Large kitchen. hardwood flrs, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $850/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2 bedrm 2nd floor, off Street parking, $750. plus security, on Vine Street. Call 203-427-3566 MERIDEN - 3BR apt, 2nd flr, Stove & refrig, Small pet ok. Off st parking. Security dep req. $875. Call 203-623-5033 MERIDEN - 4BR, 2nd & 3rd flr. Back deck. $1100/mo. Gas heat, w/d hookup. Off st. parking. Refs, sec. dep & credit check req’d. Cottage St. 203-494-5732 MERIDEN - ATRIUM 2 BR, 1st Fl. 1.5 Baths. Newly remodeled. Hdwd & Tile Flrs. All new! Pool. $900. 1 mo sec. Easy hwy access. 203-634-1314 MERIDEN - Cook Ave. 3BR remodeled 3rd flr. New carpet, new paint, Off-st-parking. Sect 8 approved. $1250/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN - Cook Ave. 3BR remodeled 3rd flr. New carpet, new paint, Off-st-parking. Sect 8 approved. $1250/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664 MERIDEN -1 & 2 BR apts. Heat, HW included. Starting at $850. Call (203) 376-2160 or (203) 213-6175 MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2nd Fl. Prescott St, 2 family house. Off st parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. Call (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 1/2 BR, 5 rms. Newly renovated. Stove & refrig, Heat & HW incl. $850. 203-715-3647 or 917-921-7469 MERIDEN 2 BR 2nd Floor $800 1 BR 3rd Floor $675 Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Offst parking. Appls. WD Hkup. Sec 8 Appr. No pets. 203-379-7817 MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment. Recently Remodeled. New windows. Stove & Refrigerator. Heat& HW included. $750/ month. 1 mo sec. 203- 671-8291 MERIDEN 2BR 5 Rms, 1st fl. All newly remodeled. Off st parking. No pets. Call for appointment. $900 + sec. 203 238-2412 MERIDEN 3 BR 63 Cherry St.,2nd Fl. Clean. Lg Fam Rm. Washer & Gas Dryer Hookup. Lg. Deck. Off St Parknig. $1050 /Mo. 2 Mos Sec. 203 494-2147 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2 full baths, new kitchen. Handicap access. Stove & refrig included. Section 8 approved. Avail 11/1. 203-927-6359 or 860-510-6338 MERIDEN 3BR, 1st flr apt, newly remodeled. Front porch, off st. parking. W/D hookup. $975 + sec. 63 Wood St. Avail. immediately. Call Natalie 203-671-2672

MERIDEN 3BR, 3rd Floor. New carpeting/flooring. Newly painted. Off street parking. $800/ mo + sec. Section 8 approved. 73 Twiss St. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 3 BR. Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrig. $1000/mo + sec. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Section 8 approved. 860-347-2992 MERIDEN One 4 BR Apartment. Stove & Refrigerator. One 7 Rm Apt. 1 1/2 baths. Attached Garage Stove & Refrigerator. 203-238-3908 MERIDEN Studio & 1 BR Apts Starting at $550 per month plus utilities On busline. No pets. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $625 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BR apt, $700 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-3BR w/garage in backyd. Clean & quiet dead-end st. W/D included. Heat & HW incld. Great loc! Pet ok. $1,400. Section 8 approved. Call 860-426-9819 MERIDEN-Cottage St, $850, 1st flr, 1 BR w/Victorian charm, w/d avail, no pets. Sec & ref. Call Andrea at Maier Property Management, 203-235-1000. MERIDEN. 1 & 2 BR apts, and 2 BR Townhouse avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 238-1977 Re/Max Professionals

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2nd flr, 4 rms, 2 BRs. $800/mo. $1200 deposit. Clinton St. No credit check! John 203-213-7429 MERIDEN. 3 BR apt, like new, off street parking, washer/ dryer hookups. $1250/mo, no pets. 203-537-0360 MERIDEN. 3 BR, off st parking, w/d hookup, new carpet & paint, front porch, appliances. $900/mo. Sec & ref. Section 8 approved. (203) 687-2032 MERIDEN. 4 BR, kit, LR, 2 full baths, w/w carpet. Need references. Section 8 approved. 203-537-9093 MERIDEN. Walk in ground level 3 BR apt, w/d hookup, off st parking, $850/mo. Call (203) 814-7661 PLAINVILLE Spacious 3 BR. New appliances, flooring, big yard. No pets. $1150/mo. (860) 357-5704 SOUTHINGTON - 4rms, 2 BRs, 2nd flr. Newly remodeled. Off st. parking. Central location. $850/ mo. 1st & last mo. sec, plus utilities. No pets. Background check. Avail. 11/1. Call (860) 681-8316 SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $975 per mo includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike. WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2BRs. Starting at $695-$915. Call (203) 376-2160 or 203-2136175 WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom, 1st floor, YMCA area, off street parking. No pets. Recently redecorated. $875 + utilities. 203-915-9919 WALLINGFORD - Modern spacious 1 & 2 bedrms, nice area, off st parking. Plus 1 month sec. No pets. Avail 11/1. 203284-2077 or 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD 1BR - Large rooms, 2nd floor of a 2 story house, off-str pkg, avail now, $850/month incl utils. 203-5301840 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 5 Rooms in Two-Family 2nd Floor, Off Street Parking No Pets. Credit Check $850 + utilities. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2 BR apts, 1st & 2nd Floor. Appliances included. W/D hookups. Off st. parking. No pets. Must have good credit. $900 each. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 2 BR apts, 1st & 2nd Floor. Appliances included. W/D hookups. Off st. parking. No pets. Must have good credit. $900 each. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st flr, very neat & clean, Appl., laundry hook ups, off street parking, 1 mo sec., 1 yr lease, $900/mo. N/S. N/P. 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric incl. $850. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Pvt entrance. Off st parking. $850/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD So. Whittlesey Ave. 3 Rms/1 BR. 3rd Fl. Appls & utils incl. No smoking. No pets. Credit check, sec. & refs. $750. 203-269-8498 or 203-640-0914 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sunporch. No pets/smoking. $850/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg


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Friday, October 28, 2011 — The Southington Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

MERIDEN: 2BR APT, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, eat-in kitchen. 270 Elm St. $775 Must see!!! 203-996-9810

HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE Full Time A Tech. Foreign car experience. Excellent wages & benefits. Call 203-284-8989

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BALLROOM Dance MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-213-2054 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN-$100 per week. Clean, safe, 1st floor. Furnished room, utils incl. Share kit & bath. 203238-3369. Leave message. WALLINGFORD Lovely Furnished Room Prestige location. Everything you may need or want. Call 203-269-8166 for details.

Instructor needed Call 203-235-6386 ext. 18.

CHESHIRE-$259,900 Lovely 2BR 2BA ranch w/open LR, cath ceiling & FP, dining room, hardwood flrs, seasonal porch & LL family room. Sue Farone 203265-5618

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www.durham schoolservices.com NORTHFORD. 3 bdrm, 2 bath condo! Peaceful country setting. End unit. Newer roof, ht wtr htr & fridge. Call Deb 203619-3323. Wm Raveis RE WOLCOTT 2 bdrm., 2 1/2 baths. Garage, 2 decks, FP, Cent A/C, close to swim,fish,walking trails, and schools. Proff community. Approx. 1200 Sq. ft., 20 Wolf Hill Rd. Unit 10E Low taxes. Spacious. Townhouse. Well-maintained. Price reduced. $ 175,900. Call 860919-3241.

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN BRAND NEW 2BR, DELUXE HOME IN UPSCALE PARK! FINANCING AVAILABLE! $64,900

203-799-7731

AEROSPACE Job shop looking for a CMM Inspector to start on 2nd shift part time. Should have 3 years experience performing final and in-process inspection. Should be familiar with all standard inspection equipment, micro-hite, gages, etc. Must have CMM programming experience, blueprint reading, shop math and GD&T skills. Some layout skills would be a plus. A l s o l o o ki n g t o f i l l a f i r s t s h i f t Shipping and Receiving posi tion. Some heavy lifting and forklift operation required. Send resumes to: AcuCut Inc. 200 Town Line Road Southington, CT 06489 AUTO Mechanic needed. F/T, $12.00+ Must have own tools. Apply M-F 280 N. Colony St. Wallingford

IT’S SO CONVENIENT! WALLINGFORD 25 Ridgenoll Rd. For sale by owner. Reduced to $219,900 and looking at offers. Split Level. Wood Stove Insert in Living Room Fireplace. 3-4 bedrooms. New Oversized Garage. 4 Season Rear Porch overlooking private yard. Call 203-269-0295 To schedule a private showing

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WALLINGFORD-$289,900 This impressive 4/br col features new roof, newer kit, fp in lr, sunroom w/hot tub pool patio, 2nd fl deck with new trex decking and what a view. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

No Experience Necessary

Call 203-269-4171

YALESVILLE Garage for rent. 12’ Overhead door. Close to 91 & Merit Parkway. Call 203-641-4746

MERIDEN. Priced to sell, nice 6rm raised ranch featuring 3br, kit, LR, DR, 1.1 baths, lower level finished, 2car garage on a nice lot. Offered for $149,900! Call Sue Farone for all the details. 203-265-5618

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CAD Operator/Engineering Clerk Full Time individual to prepare, revise and maintain CAD drawings library. Build and maintain bills of materials. Must have Autocad and Microsoft Office experience. Solidworks experience a plus. Apply in person: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 CARPENTER With at least 10 yrs exp. Must be familiar w/ all phases of Carpentry. Must have tools & reliable trans. Call John 860-426-1578 CLERICAL Position Flexible Hours! Seeking a reliable person for part time work. Will train you for Basic Office Duties. $10-$11/hour 4-6 Hours per week to start. Send resume to Pam Swain @ Perfectemp Inc. By e-mail: pswain@p-temp.com Fax:860-620-1789 www.p-temp.com

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CALL TODAY, START TOMORROW! $500.00 Base

HELP WANTED DISPATCHER For cab company. Must be able use computer & be active. Call 860-793-0300 DRIVER UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for a local Class A CDL Driver at our Stoughton, MA location. Req. include w/haz-mat and tanker endorsements, must have a clean driving record and good communication skills. UNITED offers an attractive benefit package. Qualified candidates should apply at www.tradebeusa.com. UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES is an equal opportunity employer.

DRIVERS CDL A’s Lily Dedicated Logistics, Cheshire, CT area, has opportunities for Full Time and Part Time employment. Potential applicants must have min. 2 years verifiable experience, pass all DOT requirements, clean MVR. We also send out for your PSP report. We travel the N. England, NYC, NY, NJ, PA, Del. palletized freight, 24/7 operation. Mileage, stop, delay pay, safety bonuses program, salary 42-60K, 401k w/company contribution, vacation, holiday pay, health, dental, prescription and life ins plans. Home Daily late model equipment. If you want to become part of the Lily Team, Please call 203-271-5468 Fax 203-271-5495 email jcadden@lily.com EOE

HVAC Technician Full Time to start immediately. S-2 or B-2 Licenses. 10 Years Experience Required. Must Pass Drug Test. Will pay more than your current job. F. F. Hitchcock Co., Inc. 264 Sandbank Road Cheshire, CT. Please fax resumes to (203) 272-9241 or stop in for interview.

ADULTS – PART TIME Come join our fast growing team of adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for an hour to two in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in a permanent route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

(203) 634-3933 EDUCATION

To work in academic classrooms and/or resource room providing support to students with learning disabilities who require/use Assistive Technology to complete their work. The candidate must have a strong technology background, demonstrate the ability to learn new student technology programs under the guidance of the Special Education teacher, show initiative, and be able to work independently within the school environment. Experience working with high school aged students is most desirable. High school diploma. Two years beyond high school preferred. CLOSING DATE: November 9, 2011 (4:00 p.m.) SEND LETTER OF INTENT & CURRENT RESUME:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410

HVAC TECHNICIAN LMG is a mechanical contracting company based in Middletown CT. Due to recent growth, we are seeking an HVAC Tech. Must have a Mech/Journeyman License and a minimum of five (5) years working experience in high end residential and light commercial (HVAC chiller, plumbing, pipefitting and /or mechanical equipment service) industry. Must also have a valid driver’s license and appropriate license to work with refrigerants. This person must be a selfstarter who can work independently. Satisfactory verbal and written communication skills are required. Send resumes to

hr@lmgct.com Or mail to:

LMG, Inc.

(860) 329-0316

811 Middle St. Middletown, CT 06457

Do you have OCD? Have thoughts that you wish you could stop? Feel compelled to do things? Please call about our studies. Earn up to $400. Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 (HIC 614, 2100, 3626)

MANUFACTURING Manufacturing seeks the following: ✬Experienced Shippers ✬Assemblers ✬CNC Operators (1st and 2nd Shift) F/T, P/T, 4 day work week. Apply in person: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented individual for front desk work with good office & keyboarding skills, excellent phone etiquette and knowledge of a windows based computer system. Experience is desired but not required. Part time work. Please email to: donna@ chiappetta.necoxmail.com NATIONAL FILTER MEDIA Industrial sewing machine operator. Must have experience. M-F, 6:30am - 3:00pm. Benefits; 401K. Apply in person 9 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford PIZZA HUT® IS NOW HIRING AL L P O S I T IO NS . Benefits include: Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Training, Health Insurance, 401K Plan, Paid Vacation, Weekly Paycheck and Career Advancement. Management candidates must pass a credit & criminal background check according to company standards and delivery driver requirements. Delivery drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, an automobile, automobile insurance and a safe driving record. EOE. APPLY ON-LINE AT WWW.JOBSATPIZZAHUT.COM

Dental Assistant Full Time Position in Wallingford available for Experienced Dental Assistant. Hours are Mon & Tues 7:15-6:30 Thurs 7:15-4: 30 Fri 7:15-12:30 Please fax resume to 203-269-0828 or email mickey@famden.comcastbiz.net

Medical Transcriptionist

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 30 HR. INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

HELP WANTED

MEDICAL CAREERS

(Bilingual-Spanish) Part time per diem position to translate records for physical/occupational therapy and Birth-to-Three patients at our busy outpatient clinic in Meriden. Contact: Beverly Malinowski at (203)237-7835, extension 23 or send resume to Bmalinowski@eswct.com.

WALLINGFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Certified Nursing Assistants Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CNA candidates for a 19 ½ hour per week position at the middle school level. CNA Certification required. $10.25 per hour. Apply on-line through our website www.wallingford.k12.ct.us

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HELP WANTED DRIVERS: Start up to $.41/mi. Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR Exp. Req. Equipment you’ll be proud to drive! (888)247-4037 P/T Accounting Clerk: Prepare client invoices using QuickBooks and support to Finance Dept 2+ years accounting exp. required. Email resume lauriem@letterconcepts.com PAINTERS-Commercial 5+ yrs exp. Need valid DL, own transp. Must pass background check. Call 860 224-7366. EOE PTE Energy of Plainville, CT is currently seeking: Energy Analyst: F/T. Perform commercial energy audits, analyze & enter data into utility based software. Will train. Sales Representative: Generate leads & sales for the utility’s Energy Conservation programs. Pay is comm. based. 860-747-6037 pte@pte-energy.com RESTAURANT - All positions! Apply in person at Zingarella, 83 West Main St., Planstville, Thurs/Fri 3-6, Sat. 12-3. SALES: Need reliable people to set appts at local Sears stores. P/T. Earn up to & over $12-$14 (base + bonus). No Telemarketing. Call 800-379-8310. Seniors Welcome! EOE/AA.

We’re Hiring! Do you have excellent communication skills? Have you previous sales experience? Are you a stay at home mom, a student, a retiree, an artist, looking for some extra work....this could be an opportunity for you! donorworx inc. is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic representatives to promote the Save the Children Child Sponsorship Program at Westfield Meriden in Meriden and Westfield Connecticut Post in Milford during the months of November and December. Excellent starting hourly rate of $13.50 - $16.60 with performance related pay plan and fast promotion opportunities for the right candidates. Paid training provided. Apply NOW at

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