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An Unconventional Youth How YouTube helped turn Southington girl into shot put champ By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen YouTube has been a generational phenomenon. It’s turned funny people into famous comedians, turned bedroom video junkies into rich online TV stars, in Connecticut, it made a mediocre quarterback a regular guest on every news/celebrity show imaginable and most of all, it gave the world Justin Bieber. What it is not known for is taking a regular high school kid and turning them into an AllAmerican caliber athlete – in the shot put. That is, until now. Meet Southington’s Cherraine Davis, a junior, most recently the State Open Women’s Shot Put champion with a throw of

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Friday, Februar y 25, 2011

Church remains strong in spite of man’s arrest By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen For allegedly embezzling $396,228.69 from First Baptist Church in Southington, church member Alan Jonas was arrested and charged Feb. 18 with larceny in the first degree. The arrest came after a year- Jonas long investigation by the Southington Police Department and the Financial Crimes Bureau of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. First Baptist Church mod-

erator Thomas Salzer said officials of the church, located at 581 Meriden Ave., noticed last February that endowment funds were missing. Jonas, a former certified public accountant, was the chairman of the Board of Finance Committee for the church and had sole access to a special account, from which he allegedly wrote more than 100 checks to himself during October 2004 to October 2008. “When the church first found out about this, I thought that there would be an exodus to the back door,” Salzer said. “I thought every-

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Cherraine Davis lifts free weights prior to her state open win. 44-feet, 1 ¼ inches, besting the second place finisher by over six feet. But most intriguing about this story is not the overwhelming

talent, but more how Davis came from somewhat obscurity to be one of the na-

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U.S. Navy Concert Band bringing musical excellence to town, thanks to Kiwanis Club By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

Phil Lacourciere and members of the Kiwanis Club of Southington are promising the March 15 performance by the U.S. Navy Band will feature “the best of the best.” Lacourciere and fellow club member Edward Syzd- Walden lowsky are coordinating the upcoming visit by the band, just as they have previously when the Sea Chanters and Commodore Jazz groups came to Southington. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Southington High School auditorium. “We’re hoping for a full house,” Syzdlowsky

said. In addition to making sure the venue is ready to go, the Kiwanis Club also provides a meal for the band and organizes a social in the performing arts wing foyer after the concert. “We treat them with great respect and appreciation,” Lacourciere said. Past performances have attracted more than 300 people to SHS to hear the renowned group play. “I like what they are doing. There’s a feeling of oneness with us and they’re bringing the military to us,” said Lacourciere, who refers to himself as a music aficionado. The U.S. Navy Band, which is based in Washington, D.C., is considered the “premier musical organization” of the Navy. It is comSee Band, page 6

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Six of 11 Giving Back Girls goof around at a bake sale held at the YMCA. From left are Catherine Myers, Emily and Erin Gibney, Madison Aldieri, Kristen Craven and Samantha Martins. Also volunteering that day, not pictured, are Gabbie Mulholland, Lily Baker, Lauren Torino, Michelle Woodruff and Marissa Matarazzo.


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properties. The issue came up in the past but was brought up again due to a $9,000 request for new wrestling mats. The board would like to see the clubs and organizations in more open communication with the town’s building maintenance committee. The police department was the last department of the night. The board was supportive of most requests but wanted clarification on some items, including a satellite communication dish for the department’s mobile command center and the overtime budget. Police Capt. William Palmieri said the dish would give the center communication capabilities without disrupting communications at headquarters during an emergency. Finance board Chairman John Leary asked Police Chief Jack Daly if adding more officers would decrease the amount of money needed in the overtime budget. “Several years we added four, and it drastically reduced overtime,” Daly said. “We were directed to have no new personnel and to stay under 2 percent when creat-


Southington residents Alyssa Fontana and Tony Leone performed in “Rent,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera, at the Warner Theatre in Torrington the first two weekends in February. They played the roles of Maureen and Roger, respectively. Based on Puccini’s opera “La Boheme,” “Rent” tells the story of a group of eight impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/ AIDS. The musical opened on Broadway on Jan. 25, 1996 and played to 5,124 performances.


The Southington Board of Finance spoke with several department heads Tuesday as members began looking for ways to cut down the town manager’s proposed budget Tuesday night during a budget workshop. Town Manager Garry C. Brumback said his budget reflects the minimal cost to perform the basic services and marks the beginning of a larger effort to expand infrastructure. “We looked at this budget as an opportunity to start the wheels in motion towards modernizing our facilities, our equipment and most importantly our technology,” Brumback said during opening comments to the board. While each department came in with requests at or below the 2 percent threshold set by former Town Manager John Weichsel, the overall budget would be an increase of 3.76 percent over the previous year. The Department of Assessments was up first before the finance board with Assessor Brian Lastra spoke about costs associated with being in a revaluation year and also about updating the technology shared by the tax collector and assessor’s offices. The new computer software will update the current software used by the departments installed in the 1980s. He said the new system will enhance efficiencies, print state and federal forms now being filled out by hand and allow the forms to be filed electronically. “We are coming into the 21st century in a sense,” Lastra said of the software. Board member Edward

Pocock Jr. made a point to tell every department head to be as frugal as possible with their overtime accounts, saying there are often hidden agendas in overtime accounts that the board will be scrutinizing. John Moise asked about a few items in the capital budget including $135,000 for installing restrooms along the linear trail and $125,000 for reflective street signs. “If we want to have restrooms on here, then we need to start picking out employees we want to lose,” Moise said. Town Engineer Anthony Tranquillo, speaking on behalf of his department and many of the items in the capital budget, said the item had been requested in the past by the town council and he thought it would be a good time to put it in near the Goat Island parcel, since it is being developed as a park. Tranquillo said he had no real problem with taking it out of the budget. When the recreation department was up, several board members asked what responsibility the town has to organizations using town

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Champ Continued from page 1 tion’s best shot putters at her age. She started her high school career at Miss Porter’s School, an all-girls institution in Farmington. While there she discovered the shot put, but had limited resources to hone her craft as there was no indoor track program of any kind. So she logged onto the Internet and started watching videos of shot put on YouTube. She says that it helped her figure out the technique and learn more about the sport. Then she says she attended an Olympic Clinic in Westpoint, N.Y.

“My coach now saw me and he was like, ‘Do you want to be a part of this club, US Athletic Trust Elite Track?’ Davis said she was asked. She said yes and she says, “that club has changed my life.” “They’ve got me from 32feet to 42-feet,” she explained, prior to the state open. The club is separate from the high school program and her coach at the club level is also different. There, she trains, works on conditioning, technique, but then goes on her way. She explained that competition is not part of the club – it is more to do with training, and then using that training for outside competitions.

Recently, as she became better, Davis made the decision it was time to leave Porter’s and return to Southington, a town that she’s lived in since fourth grade. “I didn’t have enough time to do what I wanted to do and the box was too small, so I needed a larger box,” she said about her decision to leave Porter’s to become a Blue Knight. She returned in early January and made an impact only a few days into her return. Coach Scott Ottochian, the head track coach for the indoor season at Southington High, said she was doing power cleans with a football player, lifting about 65 pounds of weight on both


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The Southington Citizen Friday, February 25, 2011

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mittee, an investment committee has been formed, and there has to be two signatories for every account. “There’s a lot of hindsight going on,” Salzer said, “which is expected, but we’ve really become a closer family and everybody’s pulling together to get through this whole ordeal. Support, prayer, and just keeping in touch with everybody, and we knew as soon as it hit the media that people would look at First Baptist Church a little differently, but on the inside we’re as strong as we’ve ever been.” Jonas was arrested previously on unrelated charges. One was of an alleged theft of $70,000 from an elderly Manchester woman with Alzheimer’s whom he served as a conservator for. He was also alleged to have stolen

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Violet G. (Nicknair) “Vi” Nichols, 87, of Bristol, widow of Merton B. Nichols, died Feb. 4, 2011, at Bristol Hospital. She was born Dec. 31, 1923, in Winterville, Maine and was a daughter of the late William and Julia (Gagnon) Nicknair. A Bristol resident for the past 48 years, she was employed as a waitress at The Pine Valley Country Club in Southington, Auberge de Paris in Farmington, and at Ann Howard Catering prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Gregory Church, the Rosary Society at the church, the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, and she volunteered with the American Red Cross Blood Drives. She is survived by a son, Kenneth Nichols, of Lauderhill, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Pomerleau, of Bar Harbor, Maine, and Leslie Nichols, of Tamarac, Fla.; two brothers, Ivan Nicknair, of South Windsor and the Rev. Harold Nicknair, of South Portland, Maine and St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Lilly McKeeman, of Hanover, Mass.; a granddaughter, Katrina Hennigan, and her husband, Thomas, of New York City; a great-granddaughter, Marissa Hennigan; her loving companion for the past 27 years, Ralph Settembri; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Paul Nicknair; and four sisters, Rose Hitchborn, Lillian Nicknair, Blanche Guimont and Bernadette Clavette. The funeral was held Feb. 8, 2011, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Gregory Church, Bristol, for a Mass. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory Church Rosary Society, 235 Maltby St., Bristol, CT 06010.

Rose F. (Fucini) Mirizio, 90, of Southington, formerly of Bristol, widow of Lorenzo Mirizio Sr., died Feb. 5, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus. She was born March 19, 1920, in Bristol, and was a daughter of the late Catullo and Theresa (Perotti) Fucini. A lifelong Bristol resident, she was employed at The Bristol Store, New Departure – Hyatt, and OZ/ Gedney prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Anthony Church, A.A.R.P., and the Friends of the Bristol Senior Center. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lorenzo Jr. and Sharyn Mirizio, of Southington; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosalind and Timothy O’Brien, of Bristol; two brothers, Albert and his wife, Beatrice Fucini, of Bristol, and Louis Fucini, of Maine; a sister, Madeline Bowden, of LaVergne, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Christopher and his wife, Emily O’Brien, Robert O’Brien and Holly Mirizio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Nancy Frank and Jean McCabe; and two brothers, Adolph Fucini and Charles Crotty. The funeral was held Feb. 8, 2011, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Anthony Church, Bristol, for a Mass. Burial followed in St. Joseph

Dorothy Rose DeRosa, 99, of Southington, died Feb. 5, 2011, at The Summit of Plantsville. She was the wife of the late Dominick DeRosa. She was born Sept.27, 1911, in Amsterdam, N.Y., the daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Zeno) Conti. She retired from Bradley Memorial Hospital where she worked for many years and had previously worked for Five Star Manufacturing. She was a member of the Calendar House of Southington and the Grandma’s Club. She was known for her guitar playing and singing at the former Popular and Country restaurants. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her pets and flower gardening. She is survived by her loving daughter, Ann DeRosa, of Southington; three beloved grandchildren, John R. Drost Jr. and his wife, Kari, of Berlin, Margaret Upson and her husband, Darryl, of Southington, Pamela Valentin and her husband, Joe, of Vermont; seven cherished great-grandchildren,

Jacqueline, Joey, Ann Marie and Jonathan Valentin, Zachary Ludecke, Joshua and Dylan Drost; her son-inlaw, John R. Drost Sr.; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff at The Summit for their care and kindness. The funeral was held Feb. 9, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Lillian “Willie” (McGrath) Wright, 71, of Newington died Feb. 5, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Robert B. Wright, for 51 years. She was born in New Britain and lived in Southington for more than 20 years before moving to Newington a few years ago. She was employed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection and attended Holy Spirit Church. She was an avid Red Sox fan and a dedicated bingo player. Besides her husband, she leaves her three sons, Robert



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Jacqueline Leigh, 61, of New Britain, died Feb. 10, 2011, at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Eagle Lake, Maine, and was the daughter of the late Lucien and Theresa (Voisine) Nadeau. She is survived by her beloved husband, Michael J. Leigh and her daughter, Kristy A. Bellview and her husband, Allen, all of New Britain, her son, James M. Leigh and his wife, Lori, of Meriden, her daughter, Jessica Leigh, of New Britain, her daughter, Rebecca L. Delahunty and her husband,

Jerram, of Southington; her four brothers, Philip Nadeau, of Plainville, Gerald Nadeau, Robert Nadeau and Ronald Nadeau, all of New Britain; her sister, Elaine Lopez and her husband, Reynaldo, of Meriden, her sister, Brenda Sokolowski and her husband, Kaz, of New Britain; her seven grandchildren, Chelsea E., Emma C., Maggie M., Kevin J., Amanda L., Eric M. and Liam E.; her brother-in-law, Lester Schoonmaker, of Meriden; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Rena Schoonmaker.

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Madelene Stanish Madelene (Nealon) Stanish, 77, of Wolcott, wife of the late Richard “Tex” Stanish, died peacefully at home Feb. 10, 2011. She was born in New Britain, Aug. 16, 1933, the daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie (Zelodonis)


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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Difficult budget season ahead

To the editor: Southington is in the midst of a very difficult budget season where the board of finance must balance the needs of the town and the board of education. No item is too small to review because it is the taxpayers’ money not the elected officials’. Some seem to forget this and need to be reminded that the taxpaying dollars are precious to each of you. As a member of the board of finance, I will continue to ensure your tax dollars are properly spent. The criticism I received from board of education members because I questioned why anyone would receive a 7 percent and 8 percent raise totaling $12,000 is unwarranted. According to the BOE Chairman Brian Goralski, “It is a

small item in a large budget.” The fact is, there are many small items in the $80 million dollar budget and it is the job of the board of finance to ask the questions on the taxpayers’ behalf. The budget is made up of many small items that impact our community and each will have the same scrutiny. To minimize a 7 percent and 8 percent raise loses sight of whose money is being spent. As a board of finance member, I will not lose sight of how the taxpayers’ money is being spent. I would like to make one point clear, it does not matter who is receiving a large raise in this economic climate, it simply should not happen. The budgets for the town and BOE are an increase and everything is on the table. This is not the year to raise property taxes and I will do my best to make this a

reality. The BOF public hearing for the Board of Education and the town budgets will be held on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at DePaolo Middle School. John Moise Southington

Questioning two raises To the editor: The media seems to like to simply repeat what some town officials say to them. This issue is not about the total raises of 2 percent to a large group that most people got no raises. This issue is about us giving a $5,000 raise to one administrator and a $7,000 raise to another that was already getting $107,000. This is not about percentages, its about dollars and See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Monday, Feb. 28 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 Planning and zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 Senior Citizen Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 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. Monday, March 14 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, February 25, 2011


YMCA annual dinner indicates great spirit of community By John Myers Special to The Citizen Wow, what an evening! D e s p i t e Mother Nature’s untimely snowstorm, our Y had a wonderful and Myers very successful 82nd Annual Meeting where more than 300 folks celebrated and recognized the incredible dedication and service of Joseph Erardi (Person of the Year), Central Connecticut Senior Health Service (Reaching Out Award), Mary DeCroce, (Unsung Hero), Melissa Reid and Ashley Zerbe (Youth Leadership Award), Dan Nardini and Gene Bystrak (Volunteer Service Award), Dave Cook, Butch Soccodato, Karen Decunto , Kristofer Stokes, Lisa Stokes and Jen McAuliffe (Character Champions). On behalf of the board of directors and staff, I’d like to thank Terry Lombardi for your inspirational leadership as our board president for the past two years and welcome Beth Smedick as our new board president. The Y has been, and will continue to be, in great hands. The following is a message to the community from our most recent annual report: While our theme, “Every Picture Tells a Story,” can be somewhat daunting with the challenges we are faced with today, we believe the theme is just what we need to show all the positive things that are happening. We prefer to look at the opportunities we have to strengthen the foundation of our Southington and Cheshire communities. The Y is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nur-

turing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our membership in our Southington and Cheshire communities is more than 11,000 (more than half of them children). We bring men, women and children, just like you together. Our shared commitment to our communities ensures the opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. In Southington and Cheshire, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of our communities. Both Y branches have one thing in common: our people. The volunteers, staff, members and donors of the Y are all united by a deep commitment to strengthening our communities. Our Y makes strengthening our communities our cause by offering financial assistance for those going through difficult times, by developing programs and services for at-risk youth, by being an oasis for folks to come together to improve their overall health, by helping military families cope with having a family member overseas, and through so many other programs that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. To do this we count on the generosity of our members and partners to keep our doors open to whoever needs a place to go to help them be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. For 82 years, we have been deeply rooted in our community and working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. We value caring, honesty, re-

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Inquiring Photographer Why do you go to the dog park? Photographed and compiled by Stacey McCarthy

I like to make friends with other dogs. Cody Inness Southington

I love it here. I run around and get out all of my energy. Puddles Quadratos Southington

I have a great time socializing with my friends. Koda Wendt Southington

I like to run around and play fetch. Dylan Ainsworth Southington

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Letters Continued from page 18 sense, and this makes NO sense when everyone needs to hold the line on budget increases for the next few years. Arthur Cyr Southington

Keep trails dog poop-free To the editor: On Feb. 16 I parked my care in the parking lot at the bottom of Mill Street to take a walk on the trail. The sun was shining, no wind and the snow was melting. I started to walk and noticed as I looked down the trail (heading north) different colors on the blacktop; as the snow as melting it was washing something else with it. I could not believe the mounds of dog poop on both sides of the trail, on the snow, in the middle and sides. As I walked I had to dodge one poop after another, I was playing hopscotch as I continued down the trail to my surprise I was(tip-toeing through the poops. And believe it or not the sizes of some poops, you need a wheel barrel and shovel to clean them up. The parks department personnel who maintain this trail work very hard to snowplow and salt the ice on the trail. In the summer they cut the brush on the sides and mow the lawn. I’m going to suggest to the parks department to pass a ordinance, every person who walks a dog on the trail (with a leash) will be asked if they have a doggie bag. If not, $25 ticket and fine. A fine for littering that includes dog poop, which will go to maintaining the trail. And one more thing, as you’re approaching another walker with your dog, please bring your dog close to you. We know your dog doesn’t bite you, but how about the other walkers? It is very easy to solve this dog poop problem. Have respect and consideration for other walkers who do not have dogs or do not walk their dogs on the trail. The trail does not belong to you or your dog. It belongs to

all the citizens of Southington. Please keep it clean. Doggie bag it. Robert J. Casale Sr. Southington

‘A bargain isn’t a bargain...’ To the editor: I just read that the board of education is requesting a 7 percent pay raise for Sherri DiNello and an 8 percent pay raise for Kimberly Hunt. While I am not questioning the quality of work these two town employees provided what I am questioning is the rationale which allows these extraordinary raises in a time of extreme economic distress. We are still in a major recession, the unemployment rate is still at an all-time high, there are numerous homes in our community that have been “for sale” for years, let alone the number of families facing foreclosure, our property taxes were raised for last two years of town budgets and while we face cutting programs for our children we will give what will amount to over $12,000 in raises to just two individuals? It seems to me that this money would be better used to pay for paraprofessionals, books, supplies or updating technology at our schools. Or here’s an even more novel thought: used as an additional payment against the costs we recently incurred building a new/renovating an existing elementary school. I know we live in a creditcrazed society but maybe we could set an example by starting to pay down our debt instead of passing it on to the next set of taxpayers who follow. My grandmother always said “a bargain isn’t a bargain if you can’t afford it” and I think it’s time we start applying that same thrifty financial sense to our budgets. How much more can we as homeowners carry? In the seven-plus years I’ve lived here, my property taxes have increased by approximately $2,000 while my income has stayed the same. Exactly who is going to give me a raise so I can pay more? Do you know any companies who are handing out 7 and 8 percent

raises? Give me their number. Batiste G. Zgombick Southington

‘Shared sacrifice’ may not be one

To the editor: I would like to thank the citizens of Connecticut for voting the way they did last November. You have made Connecticut number one. We are now the highest-taxed citizens in the country. You heard all of the Democrat politicians say there were big problems in Hartford and you needed to send them back to Hartford to fix the problems they caused. Well, they fixed it. Not by cutting spending but by having us pay more taxes. The private citizens, if the Democrat majority in the house and Senate goes along with the Democrat governor, will be paying more taxes for clothing, hotels, drugs, haircuts, car washes and higher state income tax, higher Connecticut gas tax and a higher cigarette tax (and this is only a partial list). The Democrats also want to remove your $500 property tax credit, too. All of this comes under the new term, “shared sacrifice.” I’d like to know who is sharing the sacrifice with the citizens in the private sector? This is not a slam at government employees but at the unholy alliance between the public unions and the Democrat party. The public union management promises to get out the vote for the politician that gives in to their demands. The union is happy because they now get more employees, higher pay, better retirement, and better health benefits than the private sector that pays their salaries. The politician is happy because they are sitting in the seat of power without having to pay for it out of their pockets. The politicians sold out their office but we in the private sector have to pay that bill. Now the state is broke. Do I blame the state workers? Heck, no. The politicians gave them that sweet deal. They are living better than most of the people who are

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dren. Who do I blame? Us! We are the people who do not take the time or put in the effort to learn what is going on in the town or in Hartford. Anyone who votes for a politician just because that politician is a friend, or

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Obituaries Della Kozakiewicz

Della Elizabeth Kozakiewicz, 82, of Plainville, died peacefully at her home, on Feb. 7, 2011. She was the wife for 57 years to the late Frank Kozakiewicz. She was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Plainville, to the late Arthur and Maria (Csuchor) Perron. She was a lifelong resident of Plainville, where she married Frank and raised seven children. She was a devoted Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church. She had a zest for life, always willing to take on a next new adventure. Her love of baking was known by all, as there was never a time the house was devoid of a cookie or pie. Her infectious smile was one that seemed to define her, always happy and full of life. She will always be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her seven loving children, Michael Kozakiewicz and his wife, Diane, of New York, Peter Kozakiewicz, of Florida, Joseph Kozakiewicz and his wife, Janet, of Trumbull,

Kathryn Vaccariello and her husband, John, of Florida, Frank Kozakiewicz and his special friend, Diane, of Bristol, Anne Maier, of Plainville, and Thomas Kozakiewicz and his wife, Allison, of Southington; 16 grandchildren, Emily, Melissa, Brian, Nathan, Jordan, Sara, Jessica, Annie, Lee, Jeffrey, Matthew, Melissa, Malorie, Leah, Sage and Shea; her brother, Donald Perron and his wife, Gladys, of Florida; and her sister, Ruby Lackey, of Bristol; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. The funeral was held Feb. 11, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133.

of the late Giuseppe and Rosa (Russo) Ottalagana. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Ideal Forge Corp. He had also been coowner of Napoli’s Imports. He was an avid gardener, wine maker and was an expert horticulturist, but most of all, he loved his family and friends. In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving children, Rosa and husband, Duncan Woodruff, of New Preston, Joseph and wife, Ann Ottalagana, of Southwick, Mass., Fred and wife, Jennifer Ottalagana, of Southington; six cherished grandchildren, Adam and Megan Woodruff,

Leah, Eleni, Katie and Nicholas Ottalagana; a niece, Joanna Elia, of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews in Italy. The funeral was held Feb. 19, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, to St. Thomas Church for a Mass. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at the Fresenius Medical Center of Southington and the Intensive Care Unit at Bristol Hospital. Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas School, 99 Bristol St., Southington, CT 06489 or Fresenius Medical Center of Southington, 341 West St.,

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State Sen. Joe Markley and state Rep. Rob Sampson invite the public to an open meeting Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Southington Town Hall, 75 Main St., in council chambers. For more information or to RSVP, contact Peggy Deschenes, at (800) 842-1421 or email peggy.deschenes@ .

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Senior Happenings

AARP 4943 plans trips

The Southington Apple Valley Chapter 4943 has the following trips scheduled and the trips are open to any interested person. Tuesday, March 15, Foxwoods Resort Casino followed by the Garde Arts Center for a show featuring Andy Cooney’s “Forever Irish” Wednesday, April 27, The Riverhouse and Showtime presenting the music of Ken-

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Calendar House events Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., announced: Genealogy Club at Calen-

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The community is invited to free screenings at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. In recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, March 6 to 12, screenings to help identify possible gambling problems will be held Thursday, March 10, noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., Administration Building corridor. The screenings will provide information for

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result of drinking. Educational material will be available, as well as referrals to local treatment and support resources for those who need further evaluation. For more information, call (860) 255-3548, or e-mail For information on Tunxis, visit .

‘Honeymoaners’ supports VNA Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut presents “The Honeymoaners, Ralph’s Surprise Birthday Party.” This is a comedy where the audience is invited to join Alice Camden in her hair-brained scheme to surprise Ralph. It will be held Saturday, March 12, at the Aqua Turf Club, (Kay’s Pier), Mulberry Street, Plantsville. The ticket price includes food stations, twohour open bar, dessert, coffee, comedy, disc jockey,

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The Healthy Family FunFest, coordinated by The Hospital of Central Connecticut, the Southington Community YMCA and the Central Connecticut Senior Health Services will be held Sunday, March m6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.m at the Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Southington. This free event features health-related information, speakers, screenings, demonstrations and activities for people of all ages, from young children to seniors. The FunFest is challenging local families to get physically active and to get physically active together. Families are being challenged to complete at least 15 of 20 items on the list and bring it to the Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, March 6. Everyone completing the checklist will be eligible for family prizes. All successful families will receive a special certificate of accomplishment. Items on the list include: Go on a family hike at one of the town parks; star gaze as a family; cook a healthy meal together; try a new sport as a family; go sledding as a family; have a family game night; go on a family scavenger hunt; build a snowman with family; volunteer as a family; take a family walk on the Linear Trail; develop a family exercise program; walk after dinner as a family; go on a family bike ride; turn off TV for a week; have family video fitness time (i.e.: Wii). On Sunday, March 6, a large area of the Aqua Turf will be held for interactive activities for children. Here’s what is scheduled so far: a gymnastics obstacle course, a choose your healthy meal craft project, bean bag toss in hula hoops, inflatable ski ball game and mini basketball hoop. For young children, there will be hippity-hop relay races, bowling, mini golf, hockey shoot, soccer juggle, hula hoop contest, recycling sorting challenge, ping pong tic-tac-toe, volleyball bump challenge, high jump and tennis ball darts. Also included will be stand alone stations with Duplos (oversized snapping construction bricks), coloring and play dough as well as Southington Police Department on site doing child car safety seat checks. New this year will be having center stage activities including sports clinics, Zumba, yoga, “freeze dance” and line dance contests For “tweens” and teens, there will be a variety of activities available including: a throwing contest with the speed measured by a radar gun, “minute it to win it” challenges, football toss, hula hoop group challenge and team building exercises. For more information about the Healthy Family Fun Fest and a schedule of the events, visit or call the Southington Cheshire YMCA at (860) 628-5597.



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Mary L. (Mucci) Gentile, 91, of Southington, died Feb. 16, 2011 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. She was the loving wife for 60 years of the late John J. Gentile. She was born in Southington, on Sept. 4, 1919, the daughter of the late Joseph

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throughout the years. She loved her family and many friends and thoroughly enjoyed being in their company. She was a founding parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church. She is survived by her loving daughter, Lorraine M. Gentile, of Southington; a brother, Dr. Joseph F. Mucci, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence W. Mucci The funeral was held Feb. 19, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to


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Lois Johnson Lois Johnson, 100 years and 8 months, died Feb. 18, 2011, in Southington. She was formerly of Winchester. She was wife of the late Theodore C. Johnson Sr. She was born May 6, 1910, in West Haven. She was the daughter of the late Harry Pond and Mable Shaw Pond. She was a 1929 graduate from the Gilbert School. She was employed at the Hudson Wire Company for many years and also the Mason Silk Company, the tax collectors’ office and was the Republican Deputy Registrar of Voters for 28 years in Winsted. She is survived by her daughter, Beryl Reilly, of

Southington; her grandchildren, Dr. Joan Reilly, of Georgia, Kevin Reilly, of Arizona, Lisa (Michael) Sacco, Christopher (Tina) Johnson and Lori Johnson and fiance, John Chargualaf, of Arizona; a niece and two nephews; and eight greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Walter Pond; her sister, Beryl Pond Boyko; her daughter, Joan Buttafuso, her son, Theodore Johnson Jr. Prior to her death, she asked to be remembered in prayer. The family would like to thank the great staff at the Connecticut Baptist Home, Meriden, for their compassion and great care of their loved one. The funeral will take place at a later date. Brooklawn Funeral Home, Rocky Hill, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Josephine D’Angelo, 99, of Southington, died Feb. 15, 2011, at The Summit of Plantsville. She was the widow of Domenic D’Angelo. She was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Southington, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Vincenzina (Forgione) Salvatore. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She was well known for being at the Southington Country Club into her early 90s. She was loved by many for her expert cooking and baking. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Michael Ahern, of Southington; four grandchildren, Michele and husband, Luis Jara, Kathleen and husband,Paul Frank, Michael and wife, Dolores Ahern and Stephanie and husband, Daniel Turbett; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Feb. 18, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington,

Florence Emond Florence (Ciccotelli) Emond, 81, of Southington, died Feb. 11, 2011, with her family by her side at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden. She was the wife for 57 years to Paul Emond. She was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Southington, daughter of the late Enrico Ciccotelli. Before her retirement, she had been employed by ShopRite, Meriden, as a bookkeeper. She was predeceased by a brother John Ciccotelli and a sister Lucy Civale. The service and burial were private. Memorial donations may be to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 350 Church St., Hartford CT 06103. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, was in charge

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Marie Caselas Marie (Landrette) Caselas, of Waterbury, died Feb. 16, 2011, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of Anthony Caselas. She was born in Southington daughter of the late Ralph and Rose (Longo) Landrette. Besides her husband, she

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Boys hope for postseason run using talent and depth By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Last week presented an interesting juxtaposition for the boys basketball team. On Tuesday, they traveled to Hall and gave an underwhelming performance in a loss where the home crowd played a huge role in the Warriors’ win. On Friday, they played their final regular season home game and showed no signs of a hangover, beating Tolland, 66-52. “I think our home crowd was a big factor in [bouncing back], I love those guys (in the crowd), they did a great job ... we did a nice job bouncing back,” head coach Bob

Boys Basketball SHS 66, Tolland 52 On their Senior Night, Sal Romano had 21 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks, Tyler Dube had 21 points and three steals, Jordan Chapman had 11 points and four rebounds and Drew Aylett had five points, two assists, three rebounds and two steals as Southington won to improve to 13-6 overall (9-4 CCC West). SHS 80, New Britain 69 Dube had 25 points and four steals and Romano had 21 points, 15 rebounds as Southington wrapped up the regular season with a record of 14-6 (10-4 CCC West). Chapman added 12 points, five rebounds, Aylett had six points, five assists and six boards and Alex Borofsky had 15 points, four rebounds. Photo by Matt Leidemer

The always enthusiastic Knight Crew supports their seniors on Senior Night last Friday. Lasbury said. In the Tolland game, the team asserted its might as

Sal Romano was virtually unstoppable, scoring 21 points and grabbing 19 re-

Tired wrestlers end year quietly at state tournament By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Pre-season,

wrestling head coach Derek Dion said flat out, because of the youth on this y e a r ’ s squad, they weren’t built for a tournament-style setting and last week’s struggle at the Class LL’s showed he was right on point. Tyler Mirando (103pounds) was the lone Southington finisher amongst the top six in each weight class, coming in fifth. “He did a great job wrestling back. He ended up knocking off the No. 2 seed, who beat him pretty badly earlier in the season and did a great job against him, winning it in overtime to take fifth place and beSee Wrestlers, page 38

bounds – nine of which were on the offensive end. He shot 8-of-11 overall from the field and would have had a bigger day had he not gone 5-for-15 from the free throw line. “I’m pleased with the win, I think if we had made our foul shots it would have been even bigger, but Sal just dominated the game, he was the key to our team tonight. Obviously we have a lot of pieces, but he stepped up big,” Lasbury said. This week wrapped up the regular season and started the postseason as the Blue

Knights played their first Central Connecticut Conference tournament game last night (result not available at press time), pending weather. They came into the week right in the middle of the pack and locked up a firstround home game with a win at New Britain. With the postseason comes new chances for a dangerous Southington team. “When we’re on we’re tough,” Lasbury explained. “I’d say most games this seaSee Boys, page 32

Girls head into states ready to defend title By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

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Mark Jaffer (in royal blue) will be just one of the many returning Blue Knights who showed promise this year on the mat.

Last week, the Southington gymnastics team did something it hadn’t done since the early part of last decade – lose a regular season meet. It came against Glastonbury in Glastonbury, 147.25-142.4. But for Byron Knox and his team, they aren’t putting too much stock in the loss or letting themselves get affected by it. “We were just looking at it as a regular season meet. I think it meant more to the opposing team than it meant to us. We didn’t do anything differently to gear up for that

meet that we would have done for any other meet,” he said. Going into the meet, Knox said he’d use it as a tune-up and that’s exactly what he did. “Our eyes have always been on that championship round,” he said. And confidence is still high. “I think that we have the advantage this weekend,” Knox continued. “There were more things going in their favor and the scores were somewhat inflated.” He further explained that at home, Glastonbury put up good numbers, but the Tomahawks, Southington’s best See States, page 36


Friday, February 25, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

End draws near as individuals become postseason focus By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Seconds separated the boys swim team from their seventh win of the season last week. It wasn’t a specific race, but if fifth place had gone differently here or there, the 92-91 loss to Plainville would have been flipped around. “It’s always tough to lose these kind of meets, 92-91 ... I can’t complain because once again, my guys stepped in the water and they swam their hearts off,” head coach Evan Tuttle said. The close contest was refreshing after the team had suffered three straight losses to Farmington, Conard and Hall, which were meets they never had a chance of winning. “If I could swim a meet like this every day of the year I absolutely would,” said Tuttle of the Plainville contest. “We were just even in terms of depth today.” When talking about the Hall loss the Monday prior, he admitted that going against the larger teams can be tough on a certain level. “It was, again, battling numbers, just like it was against Farmington, just like it was against Conard, so does that get frustrating, absolutely, but I’d be even more frustrated if my guys didn’t swim great and they always do,” Tuttle divulged. Coming into this week with two meets left, Tuttle did say the Plainville meet would have them well-prepared. “If we had reversed that score (against Plainville) I’d be flipping out right now, but we’ve got Northwest Catholic, it’s going to be the same thing, we’ve got Simsbury, it’s going to be the same thing, so they know what they’re going to look at the next two meets,” he said. “Overall we are in a good place.”

Jesse Cooney swims the breaststroke. According to Tuttle, the Plainville meet felt a little bit like a rivalry – maybe a new nickname can be the Route 10 Rivalry? “Maybe we can create a little rivalry. This is the first

time we’ve swam (against) Plainville,” he said. With only one dual meet left in the season, Simsbury at home Monday on Senior Night, the focus now starts to shift towards the individual



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Boys Swimming Hall 83, SHS 82 Mike Smigelski won the 200-IM (2:07.71) and the 100-free (50.31) and Colin Magaro won the 200-free in a state-qualifying time of 1:58.57, but Hall went exhibition at the 100breaststroke en route to the win. Southington (6-4-1, 0-3 CCC West) got a 200-free relay victory (1:42.01) from the team of Magaro, Smigelski, Bryan Adie and Joe Taglia. Plainville 92, SHS 91 Magaro and Smigelski were both double-winners as the Blue Knights came up just short of victory, needing the top two spots in the final relay, but finished first and third. Magaro won the 50-free (23.46) and the 100-free (51.30) and Smigelski won the 100-fly (56.15) and the 100-breast (1:04.49). Jesse Cooney was tops in the 100-back (1:02.30); the team of Magaro, Taglia, Adie and Smigelski won the 200-free relay (1:37.41) and Magaro, Vlad Kiveliyk, Smigelski and Cooney won the 400-free relay (3:39.65). Southington fell to 6-5-1 with the out-of-conference defeat. and the marks they can make. State qualifiers as of Monday included Mike Smigelski, Vladislav Kiveliyk, Colin Magaro and diver Ryan Con-

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, February 25, 2011

Southington’s ski sisters: Cases making impacts on both levels By Dave Mongillo Special to The Citizen

One Southington family has daughters on two ski teams. Sarah Case, 18, is a freshman at UConn and on the women’s ski team. Christa Case, 15, is a freshman at Southington High and a Lady Knight ski racer. Both Case sisters raced for the Mount Southington ski team. Christa still races for Mount Southington while Sarah teaches for the Ski School at the local resort. Sarah, a top finisher on the 2010 SHS team, says that slalom is her best event. “I’m a small fish in a big lake on the UConn team,” said Sarah, when asked about college racing. “College racing is more competitive than high school. There are many better racers at this level and they have more experience than we did in high school. “At the college level we race on bigger, steeper hills than we did as Tri-State level racers for the Mount Southington team,” Sarah said. “On the college team we race tighter courses on big mountains. Some of the women on the teams we race against could be on the National Team if they wanted to race full time.”

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son, we’ve demonstrated a lot of talent and kids have stepped up off the bench – that depth issue I don’t think is an issue anymore ... so I’m excited about our opportunities, it’s a new season.” Although there is one wavering issue Lasbury pointed to after the Tolland game that he hopes his team can iron out this postseason. “I think the inconsistency of our energy level – it was great that we had the home crowd tonight, but when the state tournament comes, I’m hoping that we advance and at some point you go into a hostile environment and you have to be ready to play,” he

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The Case sisters, Christa (right) and Sarah (above). Sarah wants to get better and help the UConn Women’s team win races and qualify for the Regional Championships. Christa Case isn’t new to ski racing, she’s been going fast in the gates for seven seasons. She feels her best event is Giant Slalom. Christa says she was looking forward to racing for the high school team all last season while she watched her big sister race. “I want to get better and help the Southington High team score well in league races,” said Christa when

asked about her goal this season. Christa’s best finish so far this season was a fourth in a Tri-State GS race. “I want to be better and faster than Sarah,” she said. The girls’ mother says Sarah is the free spirit and just goes for it, while Christa is the serious sister and thinks about things. *** The SHS team, while on vacation this week, had two races before the February break. On Tuesday (Feb.15) the girls finished fifth overall out of six varsity teams and

said. The state tournament pairings are set to come out next Wednesday and then the Blue Knights will learn their fate in Class LL, where a home game remains a possibility.

year in my tenure as the Southington basketball coach and that goes to their personalities, which for good or for bad sometimes, but I’ve certainly enjoyed this year probably more than any year that I’ve probably ever had.”

Senior Night Southington honored seven seniors last Friday against Tolland. They are: Tyler Dube, Sal Romano, Jordan Chapman, Drew Aylett, Zak Nichols, Evan Nyerick and Bryan Jannetty. Of his group of seven, Lasbury said: “Every group is special, but each group you have a different relationship with. I’ve had more fun in practice this year than I have in any

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third in Class L. Jamie Abraham was the top Lady Knight finishing fifth in Class followed by Christa Case, 15 in L. Also contributing to the team score were Meghan Parks, 26, Allison Minahan, 27 and Carolyn Zesut, 28. On the boys course, Austin Florian took the silver in Class L and overall. Ryan Carney, Joe Rogue and Collin Kjellquist duplicated the girls’ finishes of 26, 27 and 28. On Thursday (Feb.17) the SHS girls had some good runs finishing fifth out of eight teams and fourth on Class L. Abraham was again the fastest Lady Knight coming in fifth in Class followed by Christa Case in 14th. Also helping the team score were Minahan, 34, Laurel Pehmoeller, 36 in L, Parks, 37 and Rachel Fabian, 39. Coach Troy Schinkel is happy with where the girls are going. “They get a little getter in each race and are starting to beat girls that were faster in

the beginning of the season,” he said after the race. “We are going to have a strong girls varsity team next year.” The SHS boys varsity finished eighth out of 10 teams overall and fourth in Class. Florian put in two good runs finishing fifth overall and fourth in Class L. Sebastian Doughty was a story of perseverance. Fourteenth after the first run, he hooked a gate, spun out and had to climb to make the gate on his second run. Doughty lost a good ten seconds and still finished 36 in Class. Carney finished 32, Rogue, 33, Kjellquist, 34 and Zach Palmer filled out the Blue Knights team score in 39th. “There is only one race left this season,” said Schinkel, “so I don’t expect to qualify for the Championships. But the team is getting better so we are going to have a very competitive squad next time around.”


Friday, February 25, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Thrilling victory comes as team teeters on brink of elimination By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Things were different last week than they had been all season. The HallSouthington hockey team, struggling to find consistency all year, had a pair of successful games, starting with a tie Monday, and capped with a 2-1 thrilling win against the Bolton Co-op Wednesday. “It’s nice to put a couple of solid efforts together,” head coach Jeff Anastasio said. In the Bolton win, the team

son, that’s as close to a mustwin game as you can have, so it was nice to pull it out,” said a relieved Anastasio. “Consistent with the rest of the season, Johnny Gradante’s been great in net; he kept us in the game in the first period and gave us a chance to win.”

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Warrior-Knights the 2-1 advantage with 21 seconds to play – they went on to win by that count. “It was nice to cash in late,” Anastasio said. Going into the game, playoff chances, while slim, were still possible, making Mastroianni’s goal carry even more weight. “At this point in the sea-

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With the team already on life support in terms of playoff hopes, the team would have taken no consolation in a tie. “A tie tonight would have been devastating,” Anastasio said after the win. “It would have changed the landscape of the season. With the teams we have left on our schedule, a tie wouldn’t have done us any good, so it was nice to pull it out in regulation.” More importantly, for a night, and a couple of days, the team could play off a win instead of practicing off a loss. “It was a big morale boost to be able to pull a win out,” Anastasio said. “It was nice to see some smiles in the locker room for a change. We’ve got a tough road ahead of us, but like we said in the locker room, we don’t think we’re out of it until someone tells us it’s over.” That final five-game stretch, where Southington needed three wins or two wins and two ties, did not start well with a 5-2 loss on the road to Cheshire. Still, the team could afford a loss if they could get wins in the games that followed against East Catholic, Northwest Catholic, Conard and/or Sheehan. The real nail in the coffin came against East Catholic this past Monday. Down 3-1 in the final period, the WarriorKnights rallied back to tie things at 3-3 as goalie Gradante again stood on his head, finishing the night with 36 saves. But in the overtime frame, East Catholic got a goal with less than five minutes left to win it and hand HallSouthington another loss. With three games left starting Wednesday at Northwest Catholic (result not available at press time), the team had to win each game to advance to the playoffs. A tie or loss in any of the games would eliminate them from contention. Contact Mike at, m and on Twitter @MichaelGuerrera.


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Gymnastics Glastonbury 147.25, Southington 142.4 It was the first regular season loss for the Lady Knights in over 7 years as they finished the regular season at 5-1. Southington’s top all-around scorer was Katelyn Hyde at 35.85, followed by Toni Penta (35.8) and Olivia Morrell and Kayla Nati, both with scores of 34.6. Southington’s top individual performers were, on vault – Hyde (9.3), on bars – Penta (9.05), on beam – Hyde (9.15), and on floor – Penta (9.45).

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Toni Penta, on beam, is young, but a key asset to repeating as Class L champs this weekend.

competition at Class L Championships Saturday, will not have the same advantage. “When you go into a championship round where the scores are pretty equal, it can be disappointing for the opposing teams in that you’re not going to see those same scores and that could way on them mentally,� Knox said. “For us, the 142 that we scored in that last dual meet was pretty much what we’ve doing all year long so we anticipate some of the same scores.� According to Knox, his team will be competing in the same rotation as Glastonbury this weekend and will be doing the same events at the same time, except the Lady Knights will go first, followed by the Tomahawks. “We’re pretty excited about the match-up,� he said. Individually, the young group is lined up. The allaround competitors will be

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Indoor track team finishes on a high note By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

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As a whole, it was an odd season for the indoor track team. With school being cancelled more often than not and the number of meets already at a premium, it was hard to ever get in the flow. But Southington’s athletes proved they wouldn’t be denied and finished the winter on a high. They advanced four members of the team to last Saturday’s State Open – Rhiannon Jacobs, Tim Brown, Bryan Wilcox and Cherraine Davis. “Those athletes just like the rest of them, very positive, hard-working kids, the work ethic is second to none – they’re just going all the time,” said head coach Scott Ottochian of the four of them. “If they can’t run in

State Open Cherraine Davis was the women’s state open champ in the shot put with a personal best of 44-feet, 1 ½ inches. She earned 10 points for Southington. Rhiannon Jacobs finished 10th in the pole vault with a vault of 9-feet, six inches and on the boys side, Tim Brown was ninth in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:35.97. Davis was the only Blue Knight to advance to the New England Championships on March 4. school because school is closing and all after-school activities are cancelled, well they’re home running. Even if it’s snowing out, that’s just the way they are.” He said there’s no negativity, especially amongst them, and this showed in the Class LL and State Open meets. “They rise to the occasion for their performances,” Ottochian said. Tim Brown ran a 2:35.97 at the State Open in the 1000meters, finishing ninth. “Timmy in the 1000-meters ran his best time ever – 2:36 (at Class LL) – and he

was probably 2:40 (before that) and he knocked four seconds off, so that’s a pretty amazing performance,” Ottochian said. “Rhiannon is 9-foot, and she’s capable of going 9-6 or even 10-feet, I think,” Ottochian said before the state open. She went 9-feet, sixinches to finish tenth. Bryan Wilcox was unable to run at the State Open because of a foot injury that put him out of commission for a couple of weeks, but Wilcox showed his abilities during cross country. “Bryan Wilcox, he’s a

tremendous runner, just a great performer,” Ottochian said. As for Davis, she was the shot put champ and for her, it’s all about work ethic. To read her entire story, turn to page 1. The top six finishers in each category at the State Open advance to the New England Championships, so Davis will be the only partic-

ipant as Brown fell short, as did Jacobs, although there is no pole vault at New Englands. Still, these four, along with the rest of the team, showed they salvaged and flourished during an inconsistent winter. Contact Mike at, southingtonsports.blogspot. com

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come an alternate so I’m pretty proud of him,” Dion said of his junior. The No. 2 seed was Conor Caffrey, of South Windsor, who Mirando lost to in the first meet of the year, 14-0. His 4-2 decision this time around earned him a possible spot in the State Open this weekend. “He’ll be an alternate so if somebody isn’t able to make the trip, he’ll be the next one to get in,” said the head coach. Even though team expectations weren’t too high, Dion did say he was slightly disappointed. “We had a little bit higher hopes then what we ended up with, but we had a couple kids battling the flu last week,” he said. “And a lot of the younger kids were just tired from the grind of the season.” In almost a perfect analogy, Dion compared what his young and inexperienced wrestlers were feeling at this point in the season. “It’s almost like a major (league baseball) rookie pitcher. At the end of the year you see him, they try to save an inning and then they just shut him down for the playoffs because he’s got nothing left in the tank,” he said, comparing that to his kids. Nevertheless, Dion recognized this fatigue and hoped that through the season, he was able to prepare the kids for an exciting future. “We had our bumps and bruises, our growing pains, but my hope is the kids really

Wrestling Class LL Tournament Tyler Mirando (103pounds) was the only top six finisher as he was fifth in his weight class with a 4-2 decision and he is a first alternate at the state open. Nate Solomon (119) won two matches by 17-0 and 10-2 decisions before falling via pin; Kyle Connolly (130) won his opening match via pin (1:32) before losing as did Noah Sheffy (135), as he pinned his first opponent (5:00). Mark Jaffer (140) made it just one round before falling, winning via pin in 3:18. Don Rinaldi (152) earned a first round pin (1:10) before losing, as did Zach Maxwell (171) – pin in 4:14. Travis Daly (285) also won his opening round match with a pin (:42) before losing. As a team, Southington finished 18th (out of 27 teams) with 50.5 points.

learned how to work; young kids that needed to learn how to grind through a season and quite honestly, at the end of the season they were pretty wound down,” Dion said. “I’m pretty excited with what’s coming back. We only lost one guy and we had lost him for most of the year anyhow.” That one guy is Christian Bowles, who will graduate, but Bowles missed most of the season because of injuries, so in retrospect, from the regular lineup, everyone is returning, a year older and a year more experienced. The future for Southington wrestling remains as bright as ever.

Spring breakfast The Knights of Columbus Council 15 of Southington will host its annual Spring Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, March 6, from 7 to 11:30 a.m., at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, bagels, orange juice, coffee and tea. There’ll be door prizes. There is a ticket price to attend and children under 5 are free. Advance tickets are available by calling Dennis Kelly, at (860) 877-3038, or John Taillie, at (860) 919-7002. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Proceeds help the Knights of Columbus support many diverse charities in Southington and neighboring areas.


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But she said once she started figuring it out, it was if Cupid had struck her and the shot put with an arrow – they’d became an unmistakable combination. “As time went on I loved it more and more and more and I realized that I’m actually pretty good. At first I didn’t understand how good I was, but as time went on and I started making nationals and getting third place at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Nationals this past summer, I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I can go far in this,’” she recollected. “I’m kind of surprised at the fact of how I’ve learned to love it as time went on.” But it might be what’s not seen on the stat sheet that makes Davis special. “She’s a super nice person, a great person; she’s the kind

great chance of wearing the U.S.A. (jersey),” she said with a beaming smile. Davis will also be competing in the outdoor season for Southington High and shot put won’t be her only event on the list. Ottochian says they’re going to get her involved in the discus and possibly the javelin, although Davis only partially agreed. “I’m already a discus thrower, I’m really, really good at discus. Javelin, not my forte,” she said laughing. “Hopefully I’m able to do what I do in shot put in discus as well.” “She’s so positive, I think she’ll have a very easy time picking it up,” Ottochian explained. As a junior, college is another major thought and Davis listed some prospective schools she hoped to further her shot put career at on the collegiate level: Miami University

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of kid you want on your team. You can’t say enough good things about her, she’s just a great kid,” Ottochian said. *** Crazy enough, this is only the beginning for Davis, whose ceiling continues to rise. She’ll head to the New England Championships to compete on March 4. Once the high school indoor season has ended, she’ll continue to compete in national meets with a June date at the USA Youth Trials circled on the calendar. That meet feeds into the Youth World Games, which will be held in France in 2012. Think Olympics, but for 16- and 17-year-olds. Right now, the top thrower in the nation, according to Davis, has a distance of about 47feet. No. 2 is right around 44feet; Davis says she’s set her goal for 45-feet by June. “I think if I throw 45, over 45 (feet), by June, I have a


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possibility of 5th bedroom/office/or nursery. Master offers walkin and full bath. Set on 1.16 acres on cul-de-sac in great location. Many new or newer features! French doors off FR lead to deck overlooking large backyard with great views. New appliances, furnace, and more! $419,900. Joe Bowolick x401. MLS# G582204. DIR: Mt. Vernon to Ciccio Road

Colonial home in Laurelwood Estates on approx. 2 acres. You’ll delight over the feeling of spaciousness, the quality amenities, HdWd. throughout, gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, crown molding and huge finished bonus room and more. 3-car garage. $696,000. Lil Polak x310. MLS# G560312. DIR: Marion Ave. to Mt. Vernon Rd. to Winding Ridge

Farmington line close to Route 6. Tastefully remodeled within last 2 years. Granite, open kitchen with all new appliances (high end energy star), new c/air and furnace. New windows, remodeled basement with in-law set-up and full bath. $239,900. Linda Kaverud x328. MLS# G582074. DIR: Rt. 72 to Rt. 177 to Maxine



Simply gorgeous. 3,523 sq. ft. Cape w/spacious in-law apt. 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3 car garage. Entertain inside or out...expansive & flowing flr. pln. is perfect for gatherings or daily living. 1st flr. master suite. 2.79 private acres. LLevel walks out to wonderful patio and new IG pool. Immaculate! $499,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

Beautiful 4 BR Col. In grt. neighborhood location. Outstanding open flr pln for ent. Custom cherry built in farmrm/office. Frm Dr. Wdflrs, C/A, FPL. Remodeled baths & Lndry. Very Generous sized bdrms & a fantastic open level. 2 Ac. $449,900 Derek or Dennis 883-7091.



Beautiful home in superb location...endless possibilities for this 4700 sq. ft. open flr. pln., 5 BRs, 4 acres, 3 car gar. 2 FP’s, 2 stairwells, fully floored 3rd flr./attic ready for expansion. Bsmt. plumbed w/bath fixtrs. Gorgeous fenced lot. $599,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

Great ranch in a great location! 1540 sq.ft. open floor plan, fireplace, wood flrs throughout, 2 full baths, Cair, 21x11 patio. Roof 3yrs, newer mech., lower level ready to finish, bath plumbed and plenty of options. $269,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

INDUSTRIAL SPACE FOR LEASE Tax and Moving Incentives! security camera on site. Centrally located in downtown Meriden, CT. Convenient access to major highways and railroad/bus terminal. (Rt. 5, I-91, Rt. 15, Rt. 66 are within a mile of location.)

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, February 25, 2011


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING February 28, 2011 The Town Council of the Town of Southington will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the following revision to the Sewer Ordinance. Underline: Deletions Bold: New Language SEWER ORDINANCE Sec. 20-71 Unauthorized connections No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, lawn drains, areaway drains, sump pump discharge or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer. To confirm that any property using Town of Southington public sanitary sewer is in conformance with this section, the Town shall conduct inspections using town personnel from various departments and/or subcontractors. Inspections shall be performed on a street-by-street approach in which inspectors shall knock on doors and attempt to inspect as many properties as possible. For properties that could not be inspected because the owner was not available, a notice shall be left at the door stating that the inspectors were there and would attempt a second time in approximately one to two weeks. When the owner is available, the inspectors will introduce themselves and explain briefly that the Town is conducting house-to-house inspections in an attempt to reduce the amount of clean water that enters the public sanitary sewer system. If the owner or tenant does not feel comfortable with allowing the inspectors in to or on the property, the owner or tenant shall have the option of deferring to a specific date, or calling the police department to verify the inspector’s identity or requesting a time when a police officer can escort the inspectors on to the property. The owner will be notified that failure to allow the inspectors into the home as set forth above will result in a sewer inflow penalty of $100.00 dollars per month, billed on a monthly basis. Inspections shall only be conducted if the owner, tenant or adult representative of the property is present at the time. If the owner wishes to defer an inspection for any reason, it is the owner’s responsibility to reschedule the inspection. If the owner does not reschedule a deferred inspection within thirty days of the original inspection attempt, then a written notice will be sent to the owner. If the owner still is unavailable or refuses to admit the inspector, then the sewer inflow penalty as set forth above shall be applied. There will also be a penalty charge of $500.00 for reconnection. If there is a reconnect at the property after bringing the property into conformity, a $500.00 reconnect penalty shall be applied in addition to the $100.00 a month sewer inflow penalty. In the twelve month period following the passage of this ordinance, the Town will send out educational materials and have educational forums. No penalties or fines shall be applied during said twelve month period. Inspectors will be trained by the Department of Public Works on how to conduct the inspection and how to correctly complete the inspection documentation. Inspectors will be required to carry and display Town issued photo ID badges and shall drive in clearly marked cars or vehicles designating that they are on official Town business. Dated: February 22, 2011 TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON Edward S. Pocock, III Chairman, Town Council


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Second Floor, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following applications: A. CT Land and Home, LLC, 14 lot resubdivision application, 790 Meriden Avenue (S #1281) Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 16th day of February, 2011 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following action at the meeting of February 15, 2011: A. Aquifer Protection Regulation Revision (ARA #1), approved. B. Michele Haman, special permit use application for parent/grandparent apartment, 236 Frost Street (SPU #493), approved. C. Special Permit Use application of AA Denorfia Building and Development for a proposed 14 unit multi family development, 45 Carter Lane and 595 Main Street (SPU #491), approved with conditions. D. Earth Excavation application of Charles Arcangelo for the removal of 97,000 cubic yards of material for a proposed industrial development, 568 Old Turnpike Road (EE #134), approved with conditions. E. Charles Arcangelo, request to construct one larger building instead of 3 smaller buildings on site, adding 2nd story office, 450 Old Turnpike Road (SPR #1219.3), approved. F. Lake Compounce, site plan modification for deck, Mt. Vernon Road (SPR #1494.2), approved. G. WB Staebler Properties, LLC, site plan modification for drainage improvements, 409 Canal Street (SPR #1398.2), approved for term of one year. Dated at Southington, CT This 16th day of February, 2011 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

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LOST: I TOUCH (Owner’s Birthday Present) with black & silver bling case. Last seen Tuesday afternoon at Sheehan High School in Senior Court. Call 203-710-5745


CHEVROLET MALIBU LS 1999 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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

DODGE G. Caravan 2002 $3450 MISTUBISHI Gallant 2001 $2650 FORD F150 2003 4x4 $7500 BUICK LeSabre 2002 $3650 DODGE Neon 2004 $3750 (203) 213-1142


BMW 530xi 2006

DODGE NEON 2002 $3,288 #DR1122 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

AWD, Leather, Sunroof $16,993 Stock# C7004 (203) 237-5561

FOUND CAT Very friendly male found in the Westbrook Rd area of Plantsville. He has a shaved area on the back of one of his front legs. This is NOT Sammy, the cat pictured in the Lost Column. Please call Angie 860-628-3159.

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Friday, February 25, 2011 — The Southington Citizen AUTOMOBILES


FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

FORD ESCORT SE 1998 $2,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

FORD Escort 2000 - 105,076 miles. 4 cylinder, good condition. Well maintained. Blue. Nice 2nd hand car. As Is. $2500/best offer. Interested call (203) 927-3327

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED 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

INFINITI G35X AWD, Leather, Sunroof $22,494 Stock# C6973 (203) 237-5561

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

IT’S Your lucky day! I’ll get rid of those junk vehicles in your yard & pay you too! Free towing, Free Pickup! (203) 631-0800 or (203) 630-2510


"PLEASE allow my 25+ years of Auto Sales at the Largest Chevrolet Cadillac Store in the northeast Assist you in your needs" Call Patton 203-598-5366

ADDITIONS, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Window & door replacement. Repairs of all types. Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 See how we can turn your Attic or Basement into Usable Space at www. Endless interior remodeling ideas.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

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203-238-1953 TOYOTA COROLLA CE 2000

Leather, Sunroof, Only 71K. $6,493 Stock# C7007 (203) 237-5561

Auto, Power Windows/Locks $4,294 Stock# C6984 (203) 237-5561

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

203-237-2122 ELDERLY CARE COMPANION/CNA Low rates. Reliable. Good heart. FT. Light cleaning, appts, etc. CT# NA9992203 Rose 203-430-5881


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

DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Leaf & Snow Removal We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

CRISTAL Clean Inc. Spec. in water damage, painting & contracting. 24yrs exp. Reasonable rates. #0548410 (203)235-3099


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YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630 LET me clean your home/office for less $. Will beat other quotes by 20%. (Mature Woman/US Citizen). Call (203) 238-0566


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




INFINITI 130 Standard 1998



HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

POLISH/English speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720


Edwin Cordero Painting (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1


FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 CONCERNED ABOUT ROOF COLLAPSE DUE TO SNOW LOAD. Let the Pro’s remove it! Emer roof repair & snow rem. Lic & ins. 203-623-4749


HANDYPERSONS HOME DOCTOR All repairs A-Z Addt’s, kit., baths remod, water dam, seamless gut. Since ‘49. #573358 203-639-8389/715-8850

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmts, Gar, Yard. Snow Plowing. ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455 To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

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


Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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★★★★★★★★ 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

Amenta Builders. Fully ins. Most residential roofs cleared for $500 or less. Call for free est. 860-833-3051

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


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

V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


ROOF SNOW REMOVAL Amenta Builders. Fully ins. Most residential roofs cleared for $500 or less. Call for free est. 860-833-3051


RC HARDWOOD FLOORS, LLC Install, finish & refinishing. All repairs. Big & Small jobs. Free estimates. HIC. #0612038. Call (203) 723-2175



A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

SPRING Specials- Roofing, Siding, Windows. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177

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

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

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




Call 203-537-5795

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

NICHOLAS J MURANO, LLC Complete Concrete Construction Beautiful stamped work. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218


WATER PROBLEMS Roofs to cellars resolved by experienced contractor. Lic & Ins. Free estimates. 203-238-1449 # 578107

FORD TAURUS SEL 2001 $3,688 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. IF YOU MENTION THIS AD


SNOW PLOWING, Spring CleanUps. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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

SNOW & Ice removed by steam. Call Hamden Painting LLC, 203627-1131 SNOWPLOWING Residential, commercial. Pricing includes clearing of sidewalks. Lic, insured. 203-605-1890 SALT - $130/Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% magnesium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16/50lb. bag. Pallets prices avail. 24/7. 203-238-9846 BILL RUDOLPH Large piles of snow moved. Reasonable price. 203-237-9577

203-294-9889 Loader Available SNOW REMOVED OFF SITE Commercial Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

42 AUTOMOBILES ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0T 2006, silver, exc condition, auto/tip-tronic, black leather inter., alloy rims, brand new tires, power windows, locks, seat, exc. traction control, Auto hold option, mp3 player, front/ rear airbags front/ rear side impact air bags, factory transferable warranty good till 2012 or 72,000 miles, car has 60k. mostly, if not all, highway miles. $13,000. Call Doug (860) 209-0468 before 8 p.m.

The Southington Citizen — Friday, February 25, 2011 AUTOMOBILES WANTED

WANTED: Paying cash for junk motorcycles, cars & trucks, dead or alive. Free pickup/towing. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510.


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE POKEMON & YUGIOH CARDS Approx. 500 cards. Selling all of them for $1,500 or best offer. Call Eugene 203-715-2569 ST. John’s Cemetery, Wlfd. 1-4, lot 178, section 9. 4 for price of 3 including endowed care. $3500. Call 1-321-783-6539

AWD, Leather, Turbo. $10,494 Stock# C6992A (203) 237-5561

COBIA 24' 2000 240 Walkaround. Fishing or Family fun! enclosed Bimini, cuddy cabin, live well, depth/fish finder, 250 hp Mercury outboard. Low hours. Well maintained. E-Z load trailer. Asking $17,900. Call Tom 203-238-2820

SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.


ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience classes starting March 28 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852. BOXER PUPPIES With 2nd set of shots & deworming. 3 left. 1 male, 2 females. Ready to go. $650. Call 860-538-9108

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144


Swords & Bayonets


GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies, top quality. 100% working lines. Shots, dewormed, tattoed. AKC reg. Guaranteed. $1300. For more info 860-655-0889 SERIOUS INQUIRIES PLEASE! HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833


TRUCKS & VANS BOBCAT Skidsteer Model 743, diesel, very nice condition. $7800. Call 203-996-2057

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

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-910-2360 Danielle


Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 Always Buying Everything Old or Collectible. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-284-3786 or 203-269-4975


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund


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DINING ROOM-Oval Table 6078”, 6 chairs w/ cane back and upholstered seat. China cabinet w/2 glass doors and light, storage below. Walnut colored. $500 Call 203-284-1647 HALF Stack Freezer 25 ” x 32” x 26” Also, New Refrigerator 27” x 33” x 23” Best Offer. 203- 265-2666 or 203-393-8931 TWIN Bed, solid oak with boxspring & mattress, 2 bureaus with large mirror. Nice set. $300. (203) 440-3919

MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled ● 2 & 3BR, Sherman Ave. ● 3+ BR, Franklin St. Off street parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. (203) 634-6550

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1, 2, 3 & 4BR. Starting at $500. West Side - Recently Renovated. Off st parking. No pets. Sec, refs. Ask Lisa about our specials. Call 203-935-6612


WLFD-Ranch Condo, full bsmt, 2BR, LR & kit. W/D hkup, deck, pool & tennis. Very clean. Off major hwys. $1000/mo. 203988-3465 or 860-349-5646

YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 bath. All appliances included. W/D. Gas heat. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. No pets. Call 203-464-8066

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE 1 BR, 2nd Fl. Heat & hot water incl. Off street parking. Hdwd fls. $750 per month + 1 mo sec. No smoking or pets. 203-988-2145 or 203-272-3009 CHESHIRE. 1BR, large 1st floor apt, eat in kit, liv rm. hardwood flrs, front & rear porch, off st, parking. W/D available. Pet ok. $840/mo. Call 203-250-8288


Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

Flanders West Apts Southington

ALWAYS Buying, Old, used and antique hand tools. Carpentry, machinist and workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that you are no longer using, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860613-1108

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.


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

Flanders West Apts


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES ABSOLUTELY Beautiful bedroom set, exquisite wrought iron queen size bed with armoire & dresser. Can email pics. Best offer. Call (203) 272-0079

All Ages and Levels Welcome


Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!


CORVETTES Wanted 1953-1972 Any condigion. Competitive professional. Licensed & Bonded. 1-800-850-3656

At SherStudios All styles & levels for fun or career from 25 year exp’d Hartt grad and recording artist Jamie Sherwood. Call (860) 793-0669

Voice Lessons

BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Pekingese, Yorkie, Bugg, Poodle Mix. $250+.





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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

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

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 2 & 3 BR apts From $725 + sec. & utils. Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $240/wkly+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN -11 Camp Street 3BR, 3rd flr. $900/mo + security. Fresh paint, new flooring. Utilities not included. Off-street parking. Call 860-209-0646 MERIDEN -2BR, 1st Floor Refinished. Nice yard. Grove Street. $800 + utilities. W/D included. Section 8 approved. 203-265-4664

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 bdrm. 224 Crown St. 2nd fl. Recently renovated, big and bright with new appliances, off street parking, $800 mo + gas heat and electric utilities. Security deposit. Call 203-630-2186 MERIDEN 2 BEDRM, 2nd floor apt. 1 bath, appliances included. 110 Colony St. off St. parking, sec 8 approved. $800 & sec. Call 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 3BR, 1.5 bath, basmt W/D hookup, $1200/m + utils. 1m sec. No pets. Avail 3/1. Call 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1290 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN-1BR. large. 2nd fl new appliances, newly renovated $775 per mo plus security hot water included call Natalie 203-671-2672

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

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN. 1 BR $600. Studio $500. Utilities not included. On bus line, downtown. Call 203982-3042.

SOUTHINGTON. 3 BR, 1 bth, stove, refrig, W/D incl, 2nd fl. $1100/mo. Lg walkup attic, (860) 919-4231. No pets. WALLINGFORD - 4BR, 2.5 bath, 2700 sf Colonial w/2 car garage. $2000/mo. Call (203) 509-5414 WALLINGFORD 2BR, LR, DR in 2 family, 1st flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, Judd Sq., new carpet/paint, c/a, no pets. $740. (203) 265-3718 WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, Spacious apt. Appls, laundry hookups, storage area. Off st parking. 1 mo sec. 1 yr lease. No pets/ smoking. $800. 203-631-5219

MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD LINE 2nd Floor. 5 large rooms. WD, Stove, Refrigerator. Private porch, off st parking, wall to wall rugs. Spotless, quiet area. No pets. Avail April. 203-686-0818

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

MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr, 5Rms, Stove & refrig incld. Off-stparking. No pets. $725/mo + sec & utils. 203-605-5691 MERIDEN-3BR Townhouse 416 Crown St. $1150/mo. 2 months plus security. 203-284-9016 leave message MERIDEN-3BR, nice size 2nd flr apt, $850/mo incl. new refrig., new stove, w/d hookup in unit. No pets, utils or smoking. 1 yr lease, credit chk & refs req. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-6088348

MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc.


NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 SOUTHINGTON 1 Rm available. $135/wk Good home, good neighborhood. 860-620-0852

WANTED TO RENT SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756 WANTED Studio Apt for a clean, non smoking, non drinking sr citizen. Only hope is that there is a W/D hookup. Robert 203-265-2666 or 203-393-8931

WANTED-Kitchen to rent in Wallingford. Willing to share Starting Cake bus 203-3761514


ROOMMATES MERIDEN House to share, Room, Male, Christian home. Share kit/ba, Easy hwy access. No smoke. Refs, credit ck. $550/mo. inc. util. 203-634-6606

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284 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

MERIDEN $119,900 Large home with lots of possibilities. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths & 2 car garage. All on big lot. Call to see! Judy 203-235-3300


Friday, February 25, 2011 — The Southington Citizen


CALL TODAY 203-634-3933 Southington Route 9590 - Profit up to $9,000 annually


Good News: Employers still need people with the right skills. Join the growing number of motivated men and women who are taking control of their careers!


Career placement assistance | Day & evening schedules | Financial aid available for those who qualify


HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN-Spring is around the corner, is this the year to build your dream home? Call 203-269-0325



Machinist III CNC Machinists Lathes & Mills WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $175,000. Al 203-265-5618

Settle down make a home for your family in this 3 family. FEATURING: 8 BEDROOMS & 3 BTHS This traditional floor plan delivers a casual livingroom with hardwood floors, eat in kitchen & appliances.

Call Sue 203-265-5618.


REDUCED! $79,500 1st floor, ground level, ranch, 2BR, 2 bath, furnished! On Island Green Golf Course. Pool, large fitness room. Call 203-271-3172

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.

A Start up Machines Shop in the Durham, CT area is accepting resumes for

WLFD $499,900 Beautiful custom 4BR home in neighborhood. Many elegant features & finishes including MBR w/loft & FP, 2 family roooms +incredible pool & patio! Linda 203-265-5618



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

With 5 -10 yrs experience. All positions involve lifting, sawing, drilling and movement of graphite blocks, billets and random graphite materials. Have considerable knowledge of machining measuring equipment. Work with minimal supervision. Possess the ability to read and interpret blueprints to customer specifications, to work within blueprint tolerances, perform basic shop math, read and understand measuring equipment. Must be able to read, understand and work from dispatch list. Machinist experience in a job shop preferred. The company offers excellent benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, 401k, vacation and sick time. Send resumes to Record-Journal Box 3 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 ADMIN SECRETARY FT 5 years healthcare experience preferred. Computer literate. Fax resume and salary requirements to 203-272-6968 or mail PO Box 1056, Cheshire, CT 06410 ATTENDANT for One Stop Laundromat in Cheshire. Flex hrs some mornings, some afternoons. Call Sal 203-949-1940 AUTO MECHANICS needed Full time. Salary based on experience. Full benefits package. Apply in person only. Portland Transmission 25 Silver St, Portland 860-342-4273 AUTOMOTIVE Technicians in Connecticut needed. Call Roland at 860-828-3127 ext 15.

Call or Click Today!


Route 1232P - Profit up to $6,500 annually Route 3835 - Profit up to $4,500 annually Route 3020 - Profit up to $4,300 annually Most routes take from one hour to two hours a day.


Delivery of local morning newspaper Seven days a week. Routes available In Wallingford and Southington, but Accepting names for routes in all areas.

The Smart Career Move

35 N. Main St.


CAKE DECORATOR To make and decorate ice cream cakes at DQ. Exp’d & artistic talents req’d. Serious inquiries only. Apply in person at Dairy Queen, 956 Broad St., Meriden, CT Driver

Smith Transport, Inc. is a driver friendly company that is “Dedicated to Excellence” Excellent Equipment Excellent Benefits Excellent Hometime 1 yr. OTR Experience Required


995 Day Hill Rd.

HELP WANTED DENTAL ASSISTANT Exp’d. P/T. Chairside w/some receptionist skills for general practice. Wallingford. Send resume to: The Record-Journal, Box 2M, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 DRIVER F/T & P/T. Must have own car & insurance. Reliable. Apply in person: Pizza Heaven, 286 W. Main St. No phone calls DRIVER/CHAUFFEUR PT. Flex hrs. Weddings, funerals, airports, etc. Must have clean driving record & PSL. (203) 284-9000 DRIVERS - Furniture delivery. Must be experienced. Clean driving record. Call 203-284-3776

Group Home Positions

Call (888) 219-8041 FARM WORKERS Gotta’s Farm,, Portland CT needs 4 temporary workers 3/1/2011 to 12/15/2011 work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for ¾ of the workdays during the contract period $10.16 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Dept of Labor at 860-263-6020. Job#4558925. Plant, cultivate and harvest fruits vegetables and ornamental flowers crops. Use of pruning tools, apply pesticides. Sorting, processing and packing products. Set up, operate and repair farm machinery. Set up irrigation and maintain. Work mainly outdoor, could be extremely hot or cold conditions. Work requires to frequently bend, stoop, and lift up to fifty pounds. Work on ladders at heights up to twenty feet. Thirty days experience in duties listed above.

Residential Management Services Direct care positions working w/adults w/developmental/ intellectual disabilities in Meriden, Wallingford, Middletown and Hartford areas. Exper. preferred. CT Driver’s Lic, HS Dipl/GED required. Apply online at EOE

HVAC LMG, inc. is a mechanical contracting company based in Middletown, CT. We are currently seeking an HVAC/R installation and/or service technician. The ideal individual must have at least five years experience on the field and hold an HVAC license in CT, preferably contractor “S” or “D”, journeyman will be considered. Send resumes to Or mail to: LMG, Inc. 811 Middle St. Middletown, CT 06457 NEW YEAR ★★ NEW CAREER BRING IN 2011 By Getting A ★ NEW POSITION ★ In a Growing Industry 23 Limited Positions Available In: ★Customer Service ★General Labor ★Retail/Sales ★2nd Line Mgmt. (Students & all others welcome to apply) Must be able to start ASAP Call to Schedule your interview! Call Now 860-329-0330 Text Contact Info: 860-884-6861 Email resume to:


One Summit Place

HELP WANTED LAUNDRY/Housekeeping 32-40 hrs. Apply in person, M-F, 8-4. Coccomo Memorial 33 Cone Ave., Meriden. EOE. MECHANICAL ASSEMBLER Growing local company seeking a hard-working individual with mechanical aptitude for nuts & bolts assembly, proficient in handtool use, detail oriented, able to lift 40+ lbs email resume to or fax to 203-238-2444 NORTHEAST Regional Class A tractor trailer driver needed. Sleepers are utilized. You will be out 3-5 nights per week. 3 years driving experience required. Clean driving record. No DOT reportable accidents. Call 203-484-9793 Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm PROFESSIONAL delivery service is looking for an individual to become our driver of local home deliveries of new furniture in the Southington area. Exp in furniture delivery with set up necessary. Ability to drive a truck clean driving record no DUIs. Excellent income. For interview call Dylan @ 215-651-8733 or email resume to

Truck Driver needed! Must be able to drive at least 26K lbs. Must be able to drive interstate. Have valid CT driver license. Able to communicate in English. Must pass background check and drug test. Apply in person:

WeRecycle! 500 South Broad Street, Suite G, Meriden, CT 06450

MEDICAL CAREERS Psychiatric Practice S e e k in g t o F il l M u lt ip l e Part Time Positions A multi-discipline private psychiatric practice in a prime Southington location with multiple positions to fill. We provide an excellent work environment with a friendly team of professionals providing a full range of psychiatric services to children and families. We offer flexible hours with excellent compensation for on-site and off-site duties. We are seeking to fill the following positions: 1. Licensed Psychotherapist (PhD, LCSW, LMFT) With experience working with adolescents & children. 2. APRN/Psychiatrist With experience working with children 3. Receptionist Exp with Microsoft office applications is essential. Prior medical office exp is preferred. P l e a s e f a x y o u r r es u m e t o 86 0- 2 76 -9 2 96 or E-mail to:

NO PHONE CALLS WAIT Sfaff, experienced, part time or full time. Apply within Basil’s Pizza, 680 No. Colony Rd, Wallingford.

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT SEEKING Employment Typing @ Home-Retired secretary with 35+ yrs. exp. Have computer, printer, fax machine, scanner. (5 hrs/25 hrs.wkly-MF). On Soc. Sec./Medicare, don’t need any benefits. EMail: mvmfriend@

RNs FT, PT, Per Diem positions for RNs Spanish speaking a plus. Avail in Bristol, Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Southington and Meriden. Send resume to:


The Southington Citizen — Friday, February 25, 2011

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Southington Citizen published 2-25-2011

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