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Six weeks in, new town manager says he’s jumped right in the fray By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

It’s been a hectic first six weeks for new Town Manager Garry Brumback, coming into the position in the midst of chaotic weather and a busy budget season, but Southington’s newest addition head honcho said he’s adjusting quite nicely, nonetheless. “Quite honestly, it’s been

very beneficial for me because I haven’t had the opportunity to kind of just cruise into it,” Brumback said. “It’s Brumback been kind of a baptism by fire with a lot of things going on.” Brumback, 54, said the help of his staff has been in-

valuable since he started Jan. 31. Because of the urgency of some of the issues he’s had to deal with, it enabled him to get to know everyone he’s been working with more quickly and thoroughly. He also said his predecessor, John Weichsel, didn’t leave him hanging, and he’s optimistic that better times are just around the corSee Manager, page 7

Spelling bees are not just for children Adult spelling bee to benefit education By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

The rules everyone learned in elementary school still apply: “i” before “e” except after “c.” That’s what participants in the Southington Education Foundation’s first Adult Spelling Bee will have to remember when they are competing for bragging rights of being the town’s best speller, as well

as raising money for the foundation, which will then dump the money back into the town’s school system. SEF Vice Chairman Dawn Miceli said she thinks the event is going to be “huge,” with so many different active civic groups in the town like the police department, fire department, town politcians, school departments, just to name a few. “I just think the ability for teams are endless,” she said. “And again it’ll all be for bragging rights of who takes home the trophy.”

SEF Treasurer Alan DeBisschop said he’d seen this done as a fundraiser before, and since the idea of a spelling bee is always connected to children, he thought it would be fun to do one for adults. He said people will work in teams of three. “The important thing is there’s no humiliation,” DeBisschop said. “People aren’t going to feel upset because they don’t know how to spell a particular word.” Also, contestants won’t be re-

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Southington DECA shines at conference At the 2011 Connecticut DECA Career Development Conference held on Monday, Southington High School walked away with a number of awards and recognitions. More than 800 students attended from throughout the state and students participated in competitive problem solving exercises from categories of their choice. Nicole Ali, Ryan Masters and Kevin Crispens took home first place in business research for buying and merchandising. Mark Tellerico and Brian Kaminsky took home second place for their problem solving skills in business law and ethics. Kaminsky and Tellerico said this is their first year involved with DECA, and the two are teammates on the school’s football team. See DECA, page 6

Basketball game honors teacher while raising scholarship funds By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen It’s been five years since the death of Michael Casale, a staff member at Walter Derynoski Elementary School who passed away suddenly in his early 30s. Nevertheless, the Derynoski staff

members have found a way to keep his name and memory alive with the Michael Casale Scholarship and annual staff basketball game. The game, being held for the fifth year, will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 3:30

See Casale, page 9

Lessons in Diversity

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Club helps women ‘Dress for Success’ By Danielle Kruszewski Special to The Citizen

year-old fashion merchandising major and stylist for the fashion show. “I have really been able to see that fashion shows take time, dedication and passion in order for it to be successful.” The show will be held at 85 Sigourney St. in Hartford at the Lincoln College of New England Hartford campus. Tickets for the show will be sold at the door beginning at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. After the show, there will be an after-party for VIP ticket holders that will include desserts . In lieu of the ticket price, a donation of a gently used purse will be accepted.

The Unico Club of Southington will hold breakfast buffet Sunday, April 3, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. There is a charge to attend.


This Saturday, March 19, the Lincoln College of New England will be holding its charity fashion show for Dress for Success. Since the fall of 2010, the Lincoln College of New England fashion club has been putting together the charity fashion show with the theme of “After Dinner Delight.” The show will include clothing from local boutiques and designers from all over Connecticut. Profits and donations go to Dress for Success. This international charity was established in 1997 to help unemployed women find and keep jobs. The organization helps underprivileged women attain the professional attire they need for new careers. The clients must be submitted by someone such as a potential employer. The candidate must have an interview already before she comes in to be fitted for a proper suit. Once a candidate is offered the job, she can come back for additional outfits to wear on the job. The fashion club has been working hard on this show for months, but the students in the club show that it is all a labor of love. “Dress for Success gets to help so many women, and now we get to be a part of that,” said Alexa Baranoski,

a 20-year-old fashion merchandising major and a member of the fashion club. “Plus, it’s something we all love in fashion club: fashion. This show is very exciting.” While planning this show was fun for members the club, it also shows the students different aspects of the fashion industry that they will come upon when the graduate. “For the last month and a half, so much time has been taken up by preparation for the show, whether it was getting the outfits at the boutiques, styling the clothes, creating the (music) play list, or planning the after event.” said Pavielle Santos, a 19-

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Southington Briefs Wine festival benefits hospital Yarde Metals will present a festival of wine and spirits to benefit the soon-to-be-created Bristol Hospital Sleep Disroders Center. The event will be held Saturday, April 2, 6 to 10 p.m., in Yarde Metals’ main lobby, 45 Newell St. Dr. John Walker and Dr. Christopher Leary are co-chairman. Radiologic Associates and Yarde Zone are co-sponsors. The evening features many varieties of domestic and imported wines and spirits for

guests to sample from regions around the globe. There is a charge to attend. For information or for tickets, please call the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation, (860) 585-3365.

Campaign kickoff The YMCA will launch its annual Community Support Campaign with an event: Saturday, March 19, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The event will provide information about the YMCA’s charitable work in the community. To RSVP, the YMCA at (860) 628-5597.

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we’re going to be in 15 or 20 years, so I don’t want to miss the opportunities to make the right decisions and do the

right things now but that are ultimately going to allow us to be where the citizens want us to be.”

Southington Briefs Arc of Southington plans dinner dance

The Arc of Southington and its board of directors invite the pubic to the 19th Annual Dinner Dance/Masquerade Ball on Saturday, March 19, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Aqua Turf Club, Southington. The evening includes a cheese table, open bar, guest speaker, the Rev. Will Marotti of WTIC 1080 a.m. State and Church; disk jockey Dave Murphy of Mike Connolly Sound Productions; silent auction and raffles. The dinner choices are prime rib, baked stuffed shrimp, chicken valdostana, and eggplant parmesan. There is a ticket price to attend and proceeds benefit the programs of the Arc of Southington. For more information, call (860) 628-9220, ext. 310.


ner. “Fortunately, John Weichsel did a great job of putting the fundamentals together, so all I was doing was kind of working on margins,” he said. “You couple the budget with a new community, with the most significant snow they’ve had in several years, now combined with the rain and the flooding, so all of those things in the first month, I suspect that it’s going to lighten up here.” The budget could have been enough to stress anyone out, but Brumback, after living in Texas and Florida before his current spot here, said it’s “been a while” since he’s had to deal with snow. “I lived in Europe before I moved to Florida, so I’ve had experience in snow, but it’s been quite some time,” he said. “I am truly one of the examples of how good our highway department is, because if you can get a Floridian on the road and have him survive, then you’re doing a pretty good job, so I did OK.” Brumback said he is focused on the budget now, but once that is finished, he wants to organize all the elected officials and as many townspeople as possible to

engage in a “vision exercise.” He does not mean something with an eye doctor, but rather to get a general consensus of where the town wants to be in the next decade or so. “I mean looking out 15 or 20 years and kind of coming to grips with what we want Southington to look like in 15 or 20 years, and that is the vision,” he said. “What are core services, what are those things the citizens value that we do right now, what are those things the citizens don’t value that we do right now? Because I hear over and over again that folks want to cut taxes and lower the cost of government, and I’m fine with that as long as we understand fully that nobody in this organization is wasting money right now.” He added right now, all the town’s money is being invested in services officials are under the impression citizens want, but he isn’t sure when the last time that kind of information was validated, and it’s possible the citizens’ wants and needs may have changed. He said after he brings all the officials up to speed, they will hold town meetings at different spots in town and try to engage as many citizens as possible in constructive discussions about the town’s future. “I’d like to take it on the

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Packing holiday cheer Second-graders at Walter Derynoski Elementary School pack boxes for military troops. Inside the boxes were letters they wrote and “poppers” they made for the New Year. Roseanne Lombardi, second-grade teacher, came up with the idea while thinking about her brother, Tech Sgt. Louis Famiglietti, and fellow troops who are serving in Afghanistan. Photos by Roseanne Lombardi

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in front of an auditorium full of people. Instead, each team will be given a white board, once the word is given to them, they will write it down on the board, and the captain will hold the board up in front of the judges. DeBisschop said the goal is to get 30 teams to register, with each member raising a minimum of $100. He said there will probably be five rounds with six teams, then the six winners of each round will face each other. “It’s going to be a fun thing,”

DeBisschop said. “Our goal will be to raise $10,000 for the foundation.” The trophy, Miceli said, will be a 4-foot prize taken home by the winning team, only to be brought back the next year and put up for grabs again. Think of it as Southington’s version of the Stanley Cup. “Everyone’s going to be vying for that trophy for bragging rights,” Miceli said. “I think it’s going to be so much fun. I just think it’s another creative way


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rooms throughout Southington’s entire school system, and the money is hauled in by several fund raisers held throughout the year. “Now this will become yet another hallmark of the foundation, this annual adult spelling bee,” Miceli said. “And again you come out, you have a good time you have some fun and you see what your genius level is in terms of spelling, but also in the long run, all of this money goes back into our children’s classrooms.” DeBisschop said entry forms can be downloaded off the SEF website at, and invitations will be sent out to the foundation’s e-mail database. There’s still plenty of time to study old spelling lists; the event will be held June 16, 7 p.m., at Southington High.

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Casale Continued from page 1 to 4:30 p.m., in the school gymnasium. Money raised by spectators will go toward the Michael Casale Scholarship, which grants two $500 scholarships to graduating Southington High School seniors who are former Derynoski students looking to further their education in the field of education. “We raise money in his name,” said Scott DePaolo, who is the permanent substitute teacher at Derynoski. He said every year the game al-

ways has a g o o d turnout. “It’s very loud, very rowdy, very c l o s e games,” he said. “In fact, last year’s Casale game ended in a tie, so we’re going to do kind of like a rematch this year with the same teams and try and finish what we started.” The teams, which are the Red Team and the White Team (Derynoski’s colors) every year, will be kept as close to last year’s rosters as possible, with Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski jumping into the

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State Supreme Court to hear arguments in Markley vs. DPUC on March 23 By Zachary Janowski, Special to The Citizen

Connecticut lawmakers balanced the state budget last year by instituting a new tax on electric bills. Although, the new tax went into effect Jan. 1, 2011, for Connecticut Light & Power customers, it goes largely unnoticed because it replaces a fee customers paid for the past decade. At the time of passage, legislators who supported the bill explained the new tax would only cost residents a fraction of the previous fee, which averaged about $7.50 per household. However, the tax has a much more noticeable impact on employers. One business — a nonmanufacturer located in the Hartford area — paid $3,486 on a recent electric bill, just

for the one tax. The total bill would be reduced by 10 percent if the tax was eliminated, which would have happened if the legislature did nothing. On an annual basis, the company will pay more than $41,000 for this one tax. There were 170,900 unemployed Connecticut residents in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, . And, unlike most taxes in Connecticut, cities and towns have to pay the hidden electric tax. The City of Torrington, excluding schools, paid $167.39 in taxes on its first electric bill of the year — for just three days of electric service. If that trend continues, the city will pay more than $20,000 in 2011. New Britain, which estimates its town and school

buildings use 25 million kilowatt hours annually, will pay more than $95,000 this year. CL&P sells 22.7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity a year. At .379 cents per kwh, CL&P customers will pay about $86 million for this tax in 2011. The same customers will continue making these payments for years, just to cover a single year’s budget deficit. State Sen. Joe Markley, RSouthington, was elected in November, after the legislature instituted this new tax. Markley campaigned to oppose taxes as a matter of policy, but this one he believes is actually illegal. He is suing the Department of Public Utility Control to stop it from collecting the tax. Markley’s lawsuit is delaying the sale of about $650 million in state bonds. Legislators may have cre-

ated an illegal tax because they were trying to keep it hidden, according to Markley. “They didn’t want to actually have a tax increase that they admitted was a tax increase,” he said. “So they took a charge, a legitimate charge on the electrical bills which was due to expire, and decided to just turn it into a tax hoping that nobody would notice. And that’s what made it vulnerable, because you know they have a tax increase you can’t take it to court. But this is a case where they tried to do it kind of on the sly and they tripped themselves up with their own skullduggery.” Markley’s legal argument is that the DPUC doesn’t have the authority to collect a tax. He also contends the tax violates the legal principle of “equal protection” because it

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Girl Scout Troop’s visits bridge generation gap By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

Girl Scout Troop 66805 of Plainville has been working towards earning the Bronze Badge, which is the highest honor any Junior Girl Scout can receive. In pursuit of this badge, the girls have begun making monthly visits to The Summit of Plantsville for the Adopt-a-Grandmother program. The Summit offers short-term rehabilitation, long-term, respite, hospice and dementia care. “It’s teaching the kids to open up their hearts,” said Marlene Arini, mother and

something new, and sometimes we can bring things to share with our ‘grandparents,’” Madigan said. “Like my ‘grandparent,’ she likes reading, so sometimes I bring in books that I’m reading.” On one particular Wednesday evening, the girls decided to host a bingo night. “They usually have very good entertainment,” said one of the grandmothers. “My favorite activity, I like the bingo.” The girls took turns spinning the bingo ball machine and calling out numbers, while the grandmothers eagerly placed their chips ap-

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J2A plans mission Annual pasta fagioli fundraiser

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The J2A youth group at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., recenlty held a ziti supper fundraiser for the teens’ mission trip to Elizabethtown, Pa. this summer, where they will repair homes for the elderly. From left are Amanda Vollaro, Lily Herman, Kyle Cole, Heather Hendricks, Kate Palinkos and Luke Davis.

St. Thomas School, 133 Bristol St., will be holding its annual Pasta Fagioli Fundraiser every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., during the Lenten Season. It will begin on Friday, March 11 and run through Friday, April 15 (Good Friday is excluded). There is a price per person and includes all you can eat pasta fagioli, bread, dessert and beverage. For more information, call (860) 628-2362 or (860) 8772004.

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First Congregational Church of Southington, located opposite the town green at 37 Main St., will offer Be Still: Contemplative Worship at 6 p.m. on the third Sunday each month (March 20) in its historic meetinghouse. The service will include about 10 minutes of silence and worshippers will have the opportunity to light prayer candles during the prayer time. Holy Sacrament will be offered.




Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, will offer Lenten dinner series, "Tuesdays with Parables." Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m., followed by a light-hearted presentation and discussion of one of the parables: March 22 - The Parable of the Talents; March 29 - The Parable of the Great Banquet; April 5 - The Parable of the Wicked Tenants; April 12 - The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant and all are welcome. For more information or to RSVP, call the church office at (860) 628-5595.


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Obituaries Adelia (Norman) Godfrey

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Barbara Treiber Barbara Ann Coogan Treiber, 70, died Feb. 24, 2011, at her home in Tulsa, Okla. She was the daughter of Robert A. Coogan and S u s a n ( A l m a ) Coogan, of Cranston, R.I. She is survived by her beloved husband, Craig Lewis Treiber, of Tulsa, Okla.; and her two daughters, Tara Griswold Treiber, of Santa Monica, Calif., and Sara Lewis Treiber-Stahl, of Athens, Greece; two sistersin-law, Nancy Kelly Treiber and Deborah Mikan, of Southington; and some of the most wonderful friends and family any woman could ever ask for. There was a celebration of her life at the family home on Feb. 27, 2011. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Francis Hospice House, 6600 S. Yale Ste. 350, Tulsa, OK 74136 in honor of the comfort they provided her in her last days, or to Tulsa City County Library Trust, 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103 to provide books for underprivileged children in celebration of her love of reading.

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Dean’s List Christina Mueller, Emily O’Keefe, Jamar Paris, Amanda Petruzzello, Katherine Presutti, Keighly Rector, Stephen Roy, Kristi Ryan, Jillian Williams and Amanda Wishart, all of Southington. Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pa. — Elyse Brodeur, of Plantsville.

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Letters to the Editor

Raise hopes for a future

To the editor: On Tuesday, March 8, the Southington YMCA held the kick-off breakfast/dinner to launch the 2011 Annual Support Campaign. It was an opportunity for the Y to share with the community the inspiring charitable work that the Y is doing on a daily basis. The Support Campaign is not all about raising money for those in need. Instead it is about raising hope for those less fortunate in our community. It is about helping our neighbors who are going through difficult times. Isn’t that what good communities do? The goal of the campaign is to raise $270,000. The money raised will not go to pay salaries, or buy chlorine for

the pool, or buy new treadmills. No, the money raised will go directly to the families and children in our community who would benefit from the services offered at our YMCA, but can’t afford them during these hard economic times. It will go toward providing role models for our kids. It will help a single mom find comfort in knowing her children are safe while she is at work earning a living so that she can provide a roof over her children’s heads. Many of us are blessed to be where we are today, to have what we have. This campaign is all about helping others. This is our chance to give back, not money, but hope and support to our friends in Southington who need it most. A donation to the Y’s annual support campaign will allow the Y to keep its

doors open to everyone, no matter how tough times get for them. While the numbers can seem overwhelming, by raising $270,000, our community can help hundreds of kids and families that are in need. The real impact is felt when you hear the stories and see first-hand how the YMCA is changing lives. There will be another breakfast “get together” on March 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the YMCA for those who were unable to make it last Tuesday. Please join us on the 19th at the Y to hear how you can make a difference in our community. RSVP to Janet Ebert at (860) 628-5597. It has been an honor and a privilege for us to be a part of this campaign. Thank you in advance for your generous contribution to the Southington Community YMCA Sup-

Government Meetings

Tuesday, March 22 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24 Board of education, Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St., 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 Planning and zoning commission, town hall

council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, April 11 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 Senior Citizen Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 Board of finance, council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Cit itii zen 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489 News ............................................(860) 620-5962 Advertising....................................(860) 620-5960 Marketplace..................................(860) 620-5964 Fax ...............................................(860) 621-3660 The Southington Citizen is published every Friday by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. and is delivered by mail to all homes and businesses in Southington, Plantsville, Milldale and Marion.

Robin Lee Michel, Assistant Managing Editor Michael Guerrera, Sports Julie Sopchak, Reporter Kimberley E. Boath, Advertising Director Doug Riccio, Christine Nadeau Advertising Sales Michael F. Killian, General Manager

port Campaign. The need is real. No one is turned away. Our neighbors need help and we can be there to support them. Paula Knight, Bob Lasbury and John and Nancy Chiero Southington The writers are YMCA Leadership volunteers for Annual Community Support Campaign.

Thank you for your assistance To the editor: Regarding the Mount Vernon Road project: Whether a member of town government or a public servant, seldom do you hear about the good you do or a refreshing cordial thank you for your efforts. With that said, that’s why most individuals are well-suited for their positions and thick skinned. Unfortunately, in both positions, regardless of politics, everybody is not going to be satisfied with the outcome. For about the last five years I have been working

closely with the town regarding a driveway issue. It’s been a long process but the town stepped up and took care of business. The entire job appears to be just about complete with some minor off road elevation and grading issues which will be addressed this spring. My neighbors and I would like to extend a sincere thank you to retired Town Manager John Weichsel, Town Attorney Mark Sciota, members of the Planning and Zoning Commission, especially Fran Kenefick, Southington Town Council, especially, John Barry, Engineering Department, especially Anthony Tranquillo and Dave Cello along with Police Chief Jack Daly, Fire Chief Hal Clark and American Medical Response. All of you took the time to listen, investigate and take action, we appreciate all of your hard work, efforts and time spent in order to correct the issue at hand. Lew Palmieri Jr. Southington

‘Carnival’ theme for Calvanese Foundation 13th Annual Gala Ball On Saturday April 2, the Joe & Kay Calvanese Foundation will host its 13th Annual Gala Ball: “Carnival.” The evening, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will include cocktails, hot hors d’ouevres, dinner, dancing, basket raffles and a live auction. Music that evening has been donated by Mike Connolly Sound Productions and Keith Alan Productions. Black tie is preferred. This year’s co-chairpersons are Diane Sheard and David Harrington. The Calvanese Foundation strives to touch every segment of the community-

young, elderly, healthy, ill, the less fortunate and the community as a whole. Over the past 13 years individuals and businesses from the community have been overwhelmingly generous in their donations and the foundation has been able to continue to support charitable facets of the community. There is a cost to attend the Carnival. To make a donation or to make reservations, contact the Aqua Turf Club office at (860) 621-9335. For information about the Calvanese Foundation, visit the website:

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Inquiring Photographer After the tragedy that occurred in Japan, how do you feel about nuclear energy? I think we need to utilize more natural ways to harness energy like windmills and solar panels. David Buchanan Southington

I think it’s a good source of energy. We need to pay attention to how the energy is managed and look at the hazards and safety protocols. Pat Carmody Southington

March 18 Friday

Pasta fagioli fundraiser — St. Thomas School, 133 Bristol St., will be holding its annual Pasta Fagioli Fundraiser every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., during the Lenten Season. It will begin on Friday, March 11 and run through Friday, April 15 (Good Friday is excluded). There is a price per person and includes allyou-can-eat pasta fagioli, bread, dessert and beverage. Information: call (860) 628-2362 or (860) 877-2004.

19 I’m fine with it. We don’t have the same conditions here in Connecticut. It’s not as dangerous. Katie Dobbins Southington

I’m okay with it. No energy source is completely safe. There’s even a downside to solar and wind power. Considering the risk to benefit ratio, I still think nuclear energy is fine. Joan Dobbins Southington

I’m questioning it now. Erin Caouette Plantsville

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“The Convertibles” cabaret — The Christopher Koenig Memorial Concert Series will present a jazz and rock and roll cabaret featuring “The Convertibles” on Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Seating is limited to 100. Bring snacks. Soda, juice and desserts will be sold. Information or tickets: contact the church office at (860) 628-5595. Dinner dance — From 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Aqua Turf Club, Arc of Southington will be having a dinner dance. Proceeds benefit the social services and advocacy program. Peace Cafe drum circle — Peace Cafe at First Congregational Church of

Southington, 37 Main St., will feature an adult drum circle with Eric Korp on Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.; participants should bring a drum if they have it. Doors open at 7 p.m. and a freewill offering is accepted.



Accordion association — The Connecticut Accordion Association will meet Sunday, March 20, 1 p.m., at Spartan II Restaurant, 930 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Plantsville. This month’s meeting will feature U.S. Champion Christopher Gorton. Open mic will follow. Information and RSVP: Marilyn at (203) 272-1202; website is . Can and bottle drive — At Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar, a Sikh place of worship, at 1610 West St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the group is observing Environmental Day, Sunday, March 20. The Connecticut Sikh Association will be getting a compactor from Envico, Naugatuck, to crush cans and plastic bottles to fundraise for those who have been affected by the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami in Japan. Do not bring glass bottles or anything alcoholic.



Garden Club to meet — The Orchard Valley Garden

Club of Southington will have Master Gardner Uta Zickfeld, discuss the Asian Longhorn Beetle and the danger that it poses to trees. All are welcome to join the group on Tuesday, March 22, at 10 a.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. Information: call Dr. Carol Grant, at (860) 620-9523. Genealogy Workshop — The Southington Genealogical Society will be presenting a Genealogy Workshop Tuesday, March 22 meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Southington Police Headquarters, 69 Lazy Lane. Deanna Dailey will host a question/answer/discussion session.



“Rumors” — Southington Community Theatre will present Neil Simon’s hilarious play “Rumors” at DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., Southington, Thursday, March 24 to Saturday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m., at DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St. Tickets are available at Just For You Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville, The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington, and at the door.



Pasta fagioli fundraiser — See listing for Friday, March 18. “Rumors” — See listing for Thursday, March 24.

Southington Briefs ‘Cruz’in Congos’ sets three trips Cruz’in Congos of the First Congregational Church of Southington announces three bus trips for 2011. The June 7 to 8 overnight to Corning New York trip includes Corning Glass Museum, Rockwell Museum of Native American & Western Art,

Comfort Inn, Corning, Glen Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, Geneva and Finger Lakes drive, lunch at Ramada Lakefront Hotel, Rose Hill Mansion on Lake Geneva. The July 17 trip will be to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, N.Y., featuring a live antique aeroplane air show and new museum with large collection of

automobiles, airplanes, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia from 1900 to 1935. An added feature is the British Antique Car Show. This is a good family trip. Sept. 21 is Connecticut Day at the Big E. Cost includes bus and admission. For information, call Meredith Mann, (860) 628-8982 or e-mail .


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Mary Scott

Mary Jane Scott, 82, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Colchester, Edgartown, Mass., and Jupiter, Fla., died March 2, 2011. She was a four-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. She was born in New Britain, the daughter of Rose DePoto Lippia and Frederick Lippia. She graduated from Plainville High School and received her registered nurse degree from the New Britain

General Hospital School of Nursing. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Connecticut and a master of arts and education degree from the University of Kentucky. She also earned an elementary school teaching certificate from Eastern Connecticut State University. She began her career as a nurse and spent much of her career in nursing education and administration. She interned at the Ring Sanitarium, Boston,

as a psychiatric nurse and later was the assistant director, at the School of Nursing, St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Lexington, Ky. She was actively engaged in nursing activities at many of the prominent hospitals in eastern Connecticut. She was a psychiatric nurse at Norwich State Hospital and a teacher at the Niantic Women’s Prison. As a Connecticut visiting nurse for many years, she was the healthcare educator/nurse at Hartford Steam Boiler. She served as the chairwoman of the Colchester Board of Education, and took part in many other town and community activities. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Melvin Scott, Esq.; her three children, Jacqueline R. Scott, Esq. (David Fortney, Esq.), of McLean, Va., Daryl F. Scott, Esq. (Kay Scott, Esq.), of Richmond, Va., David R. Scott, Esq. (Deirdre Devaney, Esq.), of Haddam; her brother, Joseph A. Lippia, of Southington; five grandsons,


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Margaret Francolino

Margaret A. Francolino, of Forestville, beloved wife of 53 years of the late Joseph Francolino, died Feb. 28, 2011, at Apple Rehab in Cromwell. She was the daughter of the late Manual and Lillian (Sachaklian) Atashian. She was born July 27, 1918, in New Britain, and graduated in 1936 from New Britain

ment in 1980. She was a member of the Bristol Senior Center and A.A.R.P. in Plainville. She and her husband were volunteer drivers for the American Cancer Society. She was known affectionately as, “Maggie” by her brother, Herman, and son-in-law, Ron, “Grammie Margaret” by her grandchildren and the family of John Gardner, “Nan”a to her five greatgrandchildren, and “Auntie Margaret” to her numerous nieces and nephews who regarded her with special fondness. She enjoyed motor trips with Joe along the East Coast and air travel, of which she

High School where she excelled in stenography. She met Joseph Francolino where they worked at Corbin Screw Co. in New Britain. The couple married on June 29, 1942, in St. Ann’s Church in New Britain. They lived in New Britain where their two children, Barbara and Richard were born. The couple built a home in Newington in 1953 and resided there until moving to the Forestville section of Bristol in 1965. She was employed at Fafnir Bearing Co. in New Britain where she developed many friendships that continued well after her retire-

was not as fond, but bravely endured because flying brought her and Joe to such glorious destinations as Bermuda and Hawaii, Aruba and Las Vegas. She loved to cook and hosted holiday gatherings with her brothers and sister when their children were young and continued holding dinner parties into her 80s. Her hobbies included embroidery and tatting in her younger years, and crocheting afghans. She was an avid reader and could be found browsing the biography section of the Plainville Library. She was a generous and loving mother, grand-

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mother and great-grandmother and extremely thoughtful, visiting and sending cards to relatives and friends in the hospital and care facilities. She is survived by a son, Richard Francolino and wife, Cheryl, of Egypt; a daughter, Barbara Parent and husband, Ron, of Southington; five grandchildren, Bryant Carpenter and wife, Colleen, of Portland, Christopher Carpenter and wife, Sharon of Medford, N.J., Laura Penta and husband, Louis, of Wellington, Fla., Richard and Gregory Francolino, both of Virginia Beach; five greatgrandchildren, Matthew and Katie Carpenter, Brady and Jake Penta and Laura A. Carpenter; and two brothers, Herman Atashian, of New Britain, and Charles Atashian, of Southington; her sister-in-law, Marie Gagliardi, of New Britain; a brother-inlaw, Francis Franklin; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and William Fischer, and a special cousin, Rose Dell, all of Wallingford; and numerous nieces and nephews and a special nephew, John Amento, of Jenson Beach, Fla. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Sahadi. The family would like to express its appreciation to the staff at Apple Rehab who interacted daily with their warm and compassionate care of Margaret, especially Kristy, Irene, Allie, Renee, Maxine, Carmen and Robin. The funeral was held March 5, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s Church, 47 Clark St., New Britain, CT 06051.

Lenten services First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., the Mid-Week Lenten Services will be held Wednesdays, March 16 to April 13. “Soup and Sustenance” is served at 6 p.m. followed by a Lenten Service at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.


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urer; Shirley Hiser, Chaplin. This is a social club which has been in existence for many years. The group meets on Mondays at noon and has lunch and a short meeting. The group has many social activities including bingo after each meeting. The group also has pizza at least once a

month or pot luck. The group would like to invite others to join. Call Lorraine Mastrianni at (860) 621-0573 or Jean Toscano at (860) 628-8539.

AARP 4943 meets March 22 The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP 4943 will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at Mary Our Queen Hall, 248 Savage St. Any member of the national AARP is welcome to join the chapter. The speaker will be Art Horn, a meteorologist

The Southington Citizen Friday, March 18, 2011 who may be able to shed some light on this winter’s rather odd weather patterns. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food to be donated to Community Services and comfort items for United States service personnel.

AARP 4943 plans trips The Southington Apple Valley Chapter 4943 has the following trips scheduled and the trips are open to any interested person. Wednesday, April 27, The

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The Southington Citizen Friday, March 18, 2011 a Southington native, in memory of her son Aidan who was taken by cancer at The 6th Annual Aidan the tender age of two. Aidan’s Stewart Memorial Blood Dri- family hopes to raise awareness of the need for blood by ve will be hosting this annual event held on Friand would like to help ensure day, March that blood is available for 25, at St. Connecticut hospital paAloysius tients in need. The process of Church in blood donation takes only a Plantsville few minutes, but because the between blood can be separated into 11:45 and 7 three separate forms, one dop.m. This Stewart nation can save up to three drive is sponsored by Kimberly Romajas, lives.

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Aidan received many transfusions throughout his illness, enabling his life to be extended and lived to its fullest. He enjoyed playing at the park, visiting the zoo, and spending time with his brother, Eric, and sister, Jennifer. His mother now serves our community as a Registered Nurse at Southington Care Center and through her volunteerism for the American Red Cross. To donate blood, call (800) GIVE-LIFE or at using zip code 06479.

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Timothy Beerbaum

Timothy Beerbaum, 69, of Cheshire, died March 9, 2011, at his home with his devoted wife of 43 years Johanne (Mischou) Beerbaum at his side. He was born in Waterbury on Oct. 7, 1941, and was the son of the late William and Sylvia (Loucks) Beerbaum.

He was an independent prototype toolmaker contracting with several industrial companies throughout his career. He enjoyed train collecting and was a member of the Train Collectors Association. He composed piano and organ music and even held a concert on May 15, 2005, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Waterbury where his music was performed by pianist

Sheng-Yuan Kuan. He will also be remembered as a joker with a quirky sense of humor. He resided in Cheshire for the last 32 years. He is survived by his two sons, William “Bill” and his wife, Beth Beerbaum, Dion and his wife, Patricia Beerbaum; and six grandchildren, Angelica, Shallynn, Christine, Mischelle, Dion Jr. and Jessica Beerbaum, all of

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Evelyn Nash Evelyn (Sager) Nash, 99, of Southington died peacefully March 12, 2011, at the Southington Care Center. She was the loving wife of the late C h a r l e s Nash for 21 years. She was born April 8, 1911, in Torrington, to the late Robert and Pauline (Schmidt) Sager. She had been a Southington resident since 1941. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Southington and

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enjoyed singing in the church choir for more than 50 years. She worked as a sales clerk at the former Genungs in Meriden. She is survived by her daughter, Alice Haskell and her son-in-law, Robert Haskell; seven grandchildren, Tammy Daigneault, Jeff Haskell, Kim Haskell, Sandra Field, Mark Nash, Scott Nash and Robin McPeak; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and her sister, Alma Barth, of Plainville. She was predeceased by her son, Robert A. Nash; and her brother, Howard Sager. The funeral was held March 15, 2011, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489.


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Relay Continued from page 29

fet Dinner Dance to benefit Relay For Life will be held at the Aqua Turf Saturday, evening, April 16. Buffet will be served at 6:15 p.m. with dancing to follow from 8 p.m. to midnight to the music of Nick and Nancy of After All. The menu includes Chicken Francais, potato crusted cod, rosemary roast pork, over roasted Red Bliss potatoes, tri-color green bean medley, green salad with house Italian dressing and tiramisu for dessert. There is a cost per person and tickets may be ordered

by contacting a committee member: Phil Hartman (860) 628-5448; Roger Lemire (860) 621-2760; Bill Shatas (203) 2354155; Paul Sirois (203) 2713667 or Charlie Sullivan (860) 384-0479.

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Southington swimming ‘back on the map.’ By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

An emotional, but proud Evan Tuttle struggled to put into words what he felt following the ninth place finish the Southington boys swimming

and diving team registered this past Tuesday at the Class LL state finals, their best finish since a seventh place spot in 2005. So what the head coach couldn’t do, his senior co-captain Colin Magaro did instead. “We put Southington back on the map,” Magaro said of both the team’s performance at last Saturday’s trials and

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Mike Smigelski swimming in Class LL Trials.

Swim Sta te Open, 3/19, Kiphuth P ool, Yale University, 2:30 p.m. this past Tuesday’s finals. And he explained, that was the goal the whole time. “Coming into states our main goal was to put Southington back on the map and prove to other teams what we can do,” Magaro explained. “Let’s prove to them that we can beat them, we’re better than them and we work harder than them, so we’re going to show them that.” The vivacious sprinter said pride played a big factor in the entire team’s performance and that’s what he preached to his group. “Honestly, we don’t get that long of practices because we only have the YMCA pool for like an hour,

an hour and 30 minutes if that, so all these other teams are doing two, three hour practices, but what matters is the effort that we put in the pool and I honestly believe we work 10 times harder than every other team out there and we just proved that today,” Magaro said. The numbers say it all. Last Saturday at Trials, junior Mike Smigelski abolished the 50- and 100-free sprint records with times of 21.40 and 47.26, respectively, besting the previous marks of 21.64 (set in 1998) and 47.56 (set in 2001). “The funny thing is on Saturday, I felt sick, I felt sick all week before and on Saturday I told myself that I didn’t want this sickness to hinder my performance,” Smigleksi explained. “I told myself that I worked so hard all year for this and I wanted to do the best that I could and I’m

happy that I did.” In finals, Smigelski went in seeded No. 2 in the 50-free and No. 1 in the 100-free. He ended up finishing third in the 50-free and second in the 100-free after kids swam past their seed times, but Smigelski was again impressive with swims of 21.63 (50-free) and 47.36 (100-free). “Well my 50- and my 100free, I definitely feel like I could do better, but I’m happy with what I did for how well I swam,” said a humble Smigelski. His running mate, Magaro, also swam lights out starting on Saturday, swimming personal bests of 22.37 in the 50-free and 49.73 in the 100-free. “Individually, I was pumped. I really wanted to break 50 and I got a 49.7 so that was big time for me,” Magaro said, also noting

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Fantastic finish falls short, doesn’t overshadow great year By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

At the end of the season, the Southington boys basketball team has nothing to hang their heads about. While the year ended in a loss, as most do for all but one of the team’s in the state tournament, the Blue Knights proved their talent and went out swinging. The team’s Class LL second round matchup against Holy Cross was like a heavyweight fight. Holy Cross came in, at their home gym, as the higher seed and the likely favorite. Bob Lasbury’s bunch proved that for every punch the Crusaders took, they could throw an equally devastating one back. After Cross came out hot in the first quarter, Jordan Chapman (27 points) led the team back in the second scoring Southington’s first 15 points of the quarter. He finished the run of 15 with a quartet of three-pointers, one after another, without missing in between. “He has that kind of ability,” Lasbury said of Chapman, a senior. “The tough part of it is we won’t be able to see him in that Blue Knight uniform again.” Then Tyler Dube hit a three to make it five Knight triples in a row. At half, it was 40-36

Cross, as the deficit was cut in half from 24-16 after the first quarter. Southington continued to play well as the big three seniors of Sal Romano, Dube and Chapman made play after play, thanks to the help of everyone involved. “Great players make great plays, there’s a lot of talent on this team, but it’s more than just the big three,” said Lasbury of his team. “Everybody stepped up and played great, even if you didn’t score some points.” With 2:35 left in the game, the Blue Knights finally drew even at 66 points. From there, the Crusaders finished the game on a 6-2 run leaving the Knights four points short, 72-68. “I was very proud of my team’s effort. This is a very difficult gymnasium to play in, great atmosphere to play, they came back strong, game could have gone either way,” explained Lasbury. “Holy Cross is a good basketball team, but I think we showed ourselves well.” Crusaders coach Ed Generali praised the Blue Knights for their performance. See Season, next page Photo by Sarah Nathan

Sal Romano, one of four senior starters graduating this year, goes for the ball in the loss to Holy Cross.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, March 18, 2011

Season Continued from page 33

“Southington was a great team this year. They have superior athletes and were well coached,” he said.

For Lasbury, the game carried some extra special meaning because he was back in the gym where he starred as both a high school athlete and then later coached. “It was exciting, I have a lot of great memories here at

Holy Cross, it’s a terrific school, but I also like Southington High School an awful lot, too,” he explained. After the loss, Lasbury reflected on what was a special year. “It’s the most wins I’ve had in my tenure, 16 wins,

that’s a lot of wins and it’s more than just the wins. It’s the effort that they put in every day at practice and I’m going to miss them to death,” he said of all the seniors. “They’re an example for the underclassmen. We talked [after the game] that the un-

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Boys Basketball No. 4 Holy Cross 72, No. 13 SHS 68 Despite a ferocious comeback, the Blue Knights fell short in round two of the CIAC Class LL Tournament, finishing the season at 16-8 overall. Jordan Chapman led the Knights with 27 points on 10-for-21 shooting from the field including 5-for-10 from three-point range. He also had three rebounds. Tyler Dube had 18 points (one three), six assists, three rebounds, a block and four steals and Sal Romano had 17 points and 13 rebounds, to go with a pair of steals. Alex Borofsky had four points, three rebounds and a steal and Drew Aylett had two points, two assists and two boards. Bill Queen had two rebounds.

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Clockwise from above, Drew Aylett, Jordan Chapman and Tyler Dube, along with Sal Romano, on front, are all graduating seniors and made up four-fifths of the Blue Knights’ starting lineup this season.


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The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA Gymnastics Center is looking for a team coach. Knowledge of gymnastics and good spotting skills are a must. Call Nancy Bauman, Gymnastics Director, at (203) 272-7688 for more information or send a resume to Southington YMCA Gymnastics Center, 26 Putnam Place, Plantsville, CT 06479.


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leader Brooke Mackno, from Fairfield High, put in two great runs to finish second out of 110 racers. Teika Carlson came in ninth followed by Meg Del Col, 19. The Team Conn. girls finished fourth out of 10 teams in the Championships. Sunday dawned gray with light snow falling and the Giant Slalom course shrouded in fog. After several postponements and course inspections the race was cancelled. The Team Conn. boys were disappointed because they feel they would improve in the team standings with the


Two weeks ago, on March 4, a group of local skiers headed to Mount Snow, Vt., for their last race of the season. Teams of racers from local ski clubs competed in the Connecticut Ski Council Championships, which are held every spring at Mount Snow. For one of the racers, the journey started 42 years ago in communist Czechoslovakia. Simona Raneri came to Connecticut 21 years ago and settled in Southington with a degree in physical education from the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, and a desire to be free. An athlete, from a family of athletes, Raneri was an elite tennis player on the national team and a skier. “As a child,” says Raneri, “when I wasn’t playing tennis, we were skiing, but I was not a racer.” Six years ago, a chance meeting with another Czech expatriate led Raneri to ski racing. Paul Marysko, a former racer on the Czechoslovakian National Team saw Raneri ski and saw a racer. He has been coaching and encouraging her ever since. In the last six years Simi,

as she is known to her friends and extended family, has won the Newington Ski Club Championship five times. At Mount Snow Raneri finished third overall in the Downhill and was the fastest over 40-year-old woman on the hill. “I was beaten by a twentysomething woman and a fast 16-year-old racer,” she said. “Not bad for an old lady.” Photo by Dave Mongillo “We like Mount Snow because they put on a real FIS Austin Florian at Eastern class race. The Downhill Championships. course was straight, fast and well-prepared,” said tain in New Hampshire last Simi. weekend for the Eastern In Saturday’s Grand High School Championships. Slalom, Raneri was again the The first of two scheduled fastest woman over 40. She races was held Saturday in finished second out of 34 mild cloudy conditions on women in the race. soft snow. The Team Conn. When not skiing, Raneri boys did well, finishing five still plays a lot of tennis, racers in the top 41 out of 112 along with some golf. She skiers in the event. Jake Maalso runs and hikes on local son, the top racer on Team trails. Conn., led the way, finishing “A girl has to stay active,” fourth, followed by Ridgeshe said. field High’s Dillon O’Brien in seventh. Southington High racer, Austin Florian, was the third finisher for Team Conn. endTeam Connecticut, which ing the slalom event in 38th has the best ski racers from after starting 96 on a rapidly Connecticut High Schools, deteriorating course. traveled to Cannon MounOn the girl’s course, team



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College Corner

Vasil honored

Roberge leads Cortland

Senior midfielder Eric Vasil, of Southington, was named the Little East’s (Division III) defensive player of the week in men’s lacrosse at Eastern Connecticut State University in the opening report of weekly conference awards. The weekly honor is the sixth in three years for Vasil. The national leader in ground balls and face-off percentage the last two seasons, Vasil has begun 2011 by winning 79.7 percent (55-of-69) of his faceoffs in the team’s 2-1 start and set a program match record of 26 ground balls in a 16-11 non-conference win at Babson College last Wednesday. He is averaging 18.3 ground balls per match. In addition to 26 ground balls against Babson, he won 23-of-28 face-offs. Against nationally-ranked Stevens Tech March 2, Vasil won 17-of-21 face-offs with 16 ground balls, and was 15-of-29 with 13 ground balls three days later against Gordon. Against Stevens, Vasil broke the program career record for face-off attempts.

Elisabeth Roberge, a senior at the State University of New York-Cortland and 2007 graduate of Southington High School, helped lead the Red Dragons to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III title in gymnastics, the fifth for the school overall and the first since 2003. In the process, the team set a school-record with a score of 190.00, eclipsing the previous mark of 188.95. Roberge finished second place overall on bars, amongst the seven teams, with a career high score of 9.475. She was also 16th in the flour routine with a 9.550. With the win, the team earned a berth to compete in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships in Eau Claire, Wis., March 25-26.


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Freshman Halie Roberge, a former Mount Southington ski racer and a 2010 graduate of Southington High, wrapped up a successful rookie campaign racing for Castleton State College, Vt. Most notably, she had back-to-back top three finishes on Feb. 5 and 6. On Feb. 5, she earned her first career collegiate podium result with a second-place overall finish in a slalom event at Cranmore Mountain Resort, N.H., in a time of 1:32.66. She followed that up the next day with a thirdplace overall finish in another slalom event at the same resort in a time of 1:38.98. On the season, Castleton didn’t lose a race within Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference’s Thompson Division.

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22.58 and a 49.99 in the 50- and 100-free, respectively, good for 12th and 13th place overall. Jesse Cooney was the third individual to qualify for finals for Southington, swimming a 1:01.77 100-backstroke time and a 2:09.24 in the 200IM. “Jesse has always been one the most talented members of our team and has been on the brink of breaking out and is certainly rising to his potential this year. He has advanced to finals in both of his individual events and solidifies two relays,” Tuttle said of Cooney, who finished 21st in the IM and 24th in the backstroke at finals. But it wasn’t just a few individuals with sensational


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swims, but the relays as well. Both the 200-medley and 200free relays finished in the top eight. “I’ve never expected to come this far with the relays, but it just proves how good Southington can be,” Smigelski said. The real surprise was in the 400-free relay. “Our 400-freestyle relay team is as great a story ... in that three out of the four are underclassmen including freshman Joe Taglia,” Tuttle said. “The original seed time for our relay was composed by Colin, Mike, Jesse and Vlad (Kiveliyk); essentially our four fastest 100-free times on the team. “In order to advance to finals in their heat Joe (Taglia), Bryan (Adie), Niels Thomsen, and Vlad had to drop a combined 15 seconds off their best time. “I told them before the meet of their seemingly unrealistic goal, but assured them that when given the opportunity of rising to a challenge that they had what it took. When they finished their race and looked to the clock, they had done exactly that.”

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Connors 19th Competing at Class LL diving championships last Thursday was Southingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone diver, senior Ryan Connors. He finished very well, in 19th place out of the 37 entered divers. Coach Evan Tuttle called the diving field a tough one and said to make both final cuts and score six points for

Boy Swimming and Diving Class LL Diving Finals Senior diver Ryan Connors finished 19th at Class LL diving championships with a score of 260.70. Class LL Trials Junior Mike Smigelski advanced to state finals in the 50- and 100-free with school-record times of 21.40 and 47.26, respectively. Junior Jesse Cooney advanced to state finals in the 200-individual medley (2:09.24) and the 100-backstroke (1:01.77). Senior Colin Magaro advanced to state finals in the 50-free (22.37) and the 100-free (49.73). Also, the 200-medley relay advanced to finals in the top heat with a time of 1:44.12 (Cooney, Smigelski, Kiveliyk, Colin Magaro). The 200-free relay advanced to finals in the top heat with a time of 1:31.89 (Magaro, Cooney, Dylan Figueiredo, Mike Smigelski). The 400-free relay also advanced to the finals as well with a time of 3:39.01 (Joe Taglia, Niels Thomsen, Bryan Adie, Kiveliyk). Class LL Finals The 200-medley relay finished eighth overall with a time of 1:43.79 (Cooney, Smigelski, Kiveliyk, Magaro). The 200-freestyle relay finished seventh overall with a time of 1:31.01 (Smigelski, Cooney, Figuieredo, Magaro). The 400-freestyle relay finished 12th overall with a time of 3:38.08 (Taglia, Thomsen, Adie, Kiveliyk). Magaro finished 12th overall in the 50-free (22.58) and 13th overall in the 100-free (49.99). Smigelski finished third overall in the 50-free (21.63) and second overall in the 100-free (47.36). Cooney finished 21st overall in the 200-IM (2:09.51) and 24th overall in the 100-back (1:05.53). his team and finish among the top 20 was a great final meet for him. Connors will be going to Central Connecticut State University next year, Tuttle said with a warm smile. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the first-year head coach went. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great kid,â&#x20AC;? Tuttle said of Connors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a Division I menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team (at CCSU) or else heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be going out for a walk-on (spot) on that team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a special kid and he dove extremely well.â&#x20AC;?






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Even better, this past Tuesday, the group dropped another second to 3:38.08 and in turn, advanced to the State Open as the last team to qualify, according to the CIAC Website. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the younger guys stepped up in the 400-free relay and I was really impressed with that,â&#x20AC;? Magaro said. The medley relay will also advance to the Open, as will the 200-free relay, which is shooting for the school record. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have their final chance on Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked hard for me all year and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to see these kids reap the benefits because they absolutely, 100 percent deserve it,â&#x20AC;? Tuttle said after Class LL finals at Wesleyan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rewarding for me as a coach because these kids did an incredible job. Everybody up and down the lineup, leading by example the whole year, no gripping, no complaining, the work ethic was absolutely tremendous, team camaraderie was like nothing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen and it paid off today.â&#x20AC;? When team scores were being announced after the meet concluded Tuesday, the team most excited was not the perennial winners from Greenwich, but the Blue Knights, who let out a boisterous applause when they heard they were ninth with 196 points. It was true exhilaration and joy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really contended,â&#x20AC;? Magaro said. Smigelski explained it was gratifying to see the way the team performed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working so hard all year and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really happy that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come this far and proven how good we can be,â&#x20AC;? he said. Both Smigelski and Magaro will swim tomorrow at Yale in both sprint events. Smigelski is seeded in the same spots that he finished in on Tuesday and he says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking to improve on that tomorrow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always shooting to go faster and maybe I can get

the first or second place at Opens and send a message to all of Connecticut,â&#x20AC;? Smigelski said. Tuttle said that Wesleyan isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best pool for Southingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purposes because of the blocks and the turns and said Kiphuth Pool at Yale University should suit them a little better, giving Smigelski a shot to finish first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be any stopping Smigelski or anybody that is going to stand in his way, including past record holders,â&#x20AC;? Tuttle said. Nevertheless, win, lose or draw, Smigelski perfectly put what this season, and this final eight days, has been like. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an awesome experience and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so happy that I get to do it and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so happy that my teammates get to do it this year,â&#x20AC;? he said. Sarah Gomes contributed to this story


The Southington Citizen — Friday, March 18, 2011

From St. Patrick’s parade to dog walking, Jaycees busy in March

Southington Jaycees March attended the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 13 and have many other activities planned for March. The public is welcome. Dog walking at Meriden Humane Society, Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m., at Meriden Humane Society, 22 East Road, Meriden. As a result of the snowfall, Meriden Humane Society’s roof collapsed over the area used for dog play time. They are in desperate need of dog walkers to give their guests some much needed exercise. The Jaycees have all agreed to spend some time walking man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Scrapbooking, Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m., The Hot Spot (also known as Pirate Mini Golf), 2211 Meriden Waterbury Road, Southington. People can learn how to capture those precious memories during a night of scrap booking as the group memorialize all the good times into creative scrapbooks. Roller skating, Saturday, March 26, 6 p.m., at Middletown Skating Rink, 547 Main St., Middletown. All ages welcome. Roller skating event will go until 10 p.m. and after skating there may be activities in Middletown. The Southington Jaycees is the premier leadership development organization for those between the ages of 21 and 40. The group provides leadership training and personal development while working to improve the community. For more information, contact Jody Socha, president, (860) 384-1971;; /Southington-Jaycees/ ;

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Bryan Doyle, left, and Joseph Zacchia bag the toys collected for the STS Society of the Blessed Mother 2010 Toy Drive. The toys were donated to the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer.

Students from St. Thomas School in Southington, from left, Emily Zukauskas, Danielle David, Katherine Baldwin, Malia McCool and teacher Mary Stratton pose with the plaque they received for the STS Society of the Blessed Mother 2010 Toy Drive. Amy Russell, far right, from the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer, presented the award Jan. 28.

Southington Briefs

Kristen’s Kloset opens

Kristen’s Kloset, the prom program sponsored by Southington Youth Services, is open to any student who is looking to attend their prom and not spend a lot of money.

The shop contains an inventory of more than 500 gently used and new gowns along with shoes, jewelry and other accessories, all of which have been donated by individuals and businesses from the area. It also has coupons from local formal shops, florists, and

hair and nail boutiques so students can save on these things. This year, the shop is located at 2211 Meriden Waterbury Road, Southington. Kristen’s Kloset is in its fifth year of operation and is named to honor the memory of Kristen Warner, a middle school student who died tragically in a car accident in 2004. Her family and friends founded the program to serve students who may be dealing with financial or other issues that would prevent them from attending their prom. However, all students shopping are welcome. The shop will be open throughout prom season on Tuesdays, 2 to 6 p.m., Thursdays, 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Youth Services, at (860) 276-6281 or check it out on Facebook.

Classes offered


Several classes are being offered by the Southington Arts Council and held in the lower level of the Historical Society, 239 Main St. A sixweek session of yoga classes will begin the week of March 21. Classes are held on Mon-

days and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. There is a fee. Information, call (860) 621-2787.

9-12 Project meeting The first meeting of the 912 Project — Hartford County Group will be held Wednesday, March 23, at Slider’s Bar & Grill in Plantsville from 7 to 9 p.m. The first meeting will be a meet and greet with a video presentation and a possible guest speaker. This is a free, non-partisan event tied directly to the 9-12 state and national groups. Food and beverages will be available for purchase through waitress or at the bar. Visit Facebook 9-12 Project - Hartford County Group, call Ron Lamoreux, at (860) 621-8413.

Miss Southington Program The Miss Southington Scholarship Program will host its annual Benefit Pageant on Sunday, May 1 at Lincoln College, Southington. The ages are as follows: Ages 5 and 6 — Little Miss Sunshine; ages 7 and 8 — Little Miss; ages 9 and 10 — Lit-

tle Miss All Around; and ages 11 and 12 — Miss Preteen. Areas of competition are fitness, interview, evening wear and talent. There will be prizes. Proceeds go to a children’s hospital and the Miss Southington Scholarship Program. For more information, contact JoAnne Salerno, at (860) 620-3221, or (203) 879-4598 or

Run or walk fundraiser

Southington Land Conservation Trust will be having a 5K Fun Run or Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, May 22. This event is not timed and is limited to the first 500 participants with the minimum age 8. Pre-registration starts Sunday, May 1 at The event will start 9:30 a.m. for walkers and 10 a.m. for runners at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. There is a fee to participate. Participants will be entered into a free prize drawing, which will be held at the end of the race and the participant must be present to win. For more information, call Bonnie at (860) 621-9553.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, March 18, 2011

Military News

Storytelling in action

New graduate

Valerie Tutson, master storyteller, gets the audience involved in storytelling at the Southington Public Library in February. Her tales came from Africa and Haiti, and she told the true story of Zora Neale Hurston, author of “Mules and Men.”

Air Force Airman James T. Hennessey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in Hennessey applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Adrienne Hennessey, of Plantsville. He graduated in 2010 from St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol.

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Southington Briefs

Cash for gold fundraiser

Bring unwanted gold, silver and platinum jewelry in any condition to the Southington American Legion Post 72, 64 Main St., on Saturday, March 26, from noon to 3 p.m. A jewelry business will be on hand to give an appraisal and make an offer to each individual. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the American Legion. This will help the American Legion to continue to sup-

port various community services in town. For more information call George Holyst, senior vice commander at (860) 637-6502.

Genealogy workshop The Southington Genealogical Society will be presenting a Genealogy Workshop at the March 22 meeting in the meeting room of the Southington Police Headquarters, 69 Lazy Lane, at 7:30 p.m. Deanna Dailey will host a question/an-

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Emblem Club sets fundraiser The Southington Emblem Club 527 is organizing a fundraiser for Nancy Paul, a club member and also the 1st vice president of the State Association of Emblem. The Pasta Gold Dinner fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 26, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Elks Lodge 1660, 114 Main

St., Southington. From 6 to 9 p.m. on the same date, a gold show will be made available where people can sell their gold. There is a charge to attend the fundraiser. For more information, call Elaine, (860) 621-6097 or Kim Horton, (860) 621-1003.

All glass show and sale The Nutmeg Depression Glass Club presents the 36th Annual Glass Show and Sale featuring Depression era glass and pottery. The one

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Business Briefs

McDougall joins Elliott Insurance

William McDougall has been app o i n t e d agency business and sales consultant for Elliott Insurance Group it was announced by McDougall Dino Carbone, company president.

“Bill comes to Elliott with a wealth of financial and entrepreneurial experience,” Carbone said. “His role will be to assist the agency with continued strategic growth of the commercial and personal insurance lines.” McDougall, co-owner of Murphy & Scarletti’s restaurant in Farmington, has a long and successful career as an entrepreneur and businessman. His background includes public accounting at Ernst & Whinney followed by

involved in numerous community organizations and charities and is the chairman of the Bread for Life Board of Directors. He lives in Southington with his wife Diana, co-owner of Realty Three.

20 years in banking, culminating in his leadership role as president of First Bank of West Hartford. McDougall is a restaurant owner, community organizer and business consultant. “Bill possesses the qualities that are the cornerstone of Elliott’s success — knowledge, attention to detail, and exceptional service. With his experience, Elliott is poised for continued success and growth,” Carbone said. A graduate of Boston University, McDougall holds a bachelor of science degree and a masters of business administration. He is actively

Chamber annual dinner The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce will have its 73rd Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 16, 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Aqua Turf Club. This year is a retro theme with music of the ’50s and ’60s. The event

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The first 10 companies to receive grants through the Small Business Innovation and Diversification Program included Silex, a Southington company that manufactures medical devices. The small business program provided $500,000 to help Connecticut’s

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Property Transfers

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will include the induction of the new members of the board of directors and chairman, community awards, full dinner, raffle and open bar. Businesses can purchase display tables. For more information, call the chamber of commerce at (860) 628-8036.


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Et Al Properties LLC to Lien Ly and Srey Im-Ly, 775 Marion Ave., $350,000. Mary F. Kane to Patrick L. Ferry and Nicole S. Dorval, 2 Ferncliff Drive, $365,000. Richard E. and Karen A. Drouin to Murray M. Mendro, unit 54, 1985 West St., $230,000. DBF LLC to Edward and Teresa Bakula, 247 W. Pines Drive, $188,000. Oak Land Developers to Michael J. Zigmont, 11 Spring Lake St., $390,000. DBF LLC to W D Construction, 146 W. Pines Drive, $170,000. Margaret R. Fischer to Brett T. Rioual and Jennifer L. Koch, 303 Prospect St., $217,500.

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.)

Total Space Available: 7,500 SF Rental Rate: $5.50 /SF/Year Min. Divisible: 3,600 SF Property Type: Industrial Property Sub-type: Warehouse Zoning Description: Enterprise zone

Call: 203-317-2330 for more information or search our listing on (11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT)


Located in Meriden, CT on property zoned c-1, Enterprise Zone with potential tax incentives & moving expense incentives. This 3,600 sq. ft space is expandable into adjacent space for a total of 7,500 sq ft of space. Some of the features are covered loading docks, 24 hour tractor trailer access, up to 20’ ceilings, high voltage available, office / bathroom /


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Building Permits Sherrill Scales, 568 S. Farms Court, windows, $1,400. Sally O’Connor, 44 Green Valley Drive, wood stove, $1,500. Vault Kappa LLC, 137 Woodruff St., renovation, $13,000. Cody McManama, 151 Carter Lane, dormer, $12,000. Heather Calvanese, 101 Oakland Ave., windows and repairs, $7,500. Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St., remodeling, $150,000. Home Depot, 1816 MeridenWaterbury Turnpike, repairs, $30,000. Mike Gomez, 1343 Meriden Ave., roof, $37,000. Gregory Angelillo, 172 West Pines, house, $109,000. Beth Pierce, 168 Flanders Road, roofing, $3,900. Cheril Caliendo, 1480 Meriden Ave., pellet stove, $1,700. Rena Costagliola, 26 Sunnybrook Hill Road, chimney liner, $1,889. Frank Barbera, 8 Redstone St., gas fireplace, $2,185. Rick Rice, 83 W. Main St., remodeling, $4,700. Charlie Hart, 30 Laning St., ramp, $9,200. Michael Lockwood, 71 Cedar Post Drive, remodeling, $20,000. Robert Greenlaw, 57 Knights Court, swimming pool, $4,000. Marek Barniak, 397 Andrew St., house, $93,000. Stephen McEnteggart, 127 Burritt St., remodeling, $7,000.

Town of Southington, 75 Main St., remodeling, $28,790. Steven Banasiewicz, 1365 East St., fireplace insert, $2,000. Norton, no first name given, 71 Harness Drive, roof, $5,300. Jeannine Giano, 533 Main St., staircase, $4,000. Russell Hayden, 30 Knollwood Road, roofing, $7,500. Julie Chubet, 875 Mount Vernon Road, remodeling and roof, $5,000. SBD Properties, 142 Center St., remodeling, $3,000. Griffin Electric, 110 Newell St., roofing, $37,800. Scott Hozebin, 1081 South End Road, renovation, $41,000. Gary Smith, 130 Ciccolella Court, windows, $10,770. Tom Perzanowski, 1350 East St., fireplace insert, $3,500. Connecticut Residential, 73 Porriello Drive, house, $126,000. Pawel Wyluda, 246 Beechwood Drive, windows, $3,000. Tony Martinez, 540 W. Center St., remodeling, $2,000. Calco Construction, 811 Queen St., oil tank removal, $1,000. Freeman, no first name given, 136 Maplewood Road, roof, $5,400. Bryan Shanahan, 75 Old Turnpike Road, pellet stove, $3,000. Michael Belcourt, 103 S. Borough Road, remodeling, $8,000.


located at 30 Laning St., now features a new ownership and management team led by Dave Bartlett, general manager. The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the business at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 16.

Continued from page 42 small businesses develop, produce and get new products into the marketplace. Silex will use its $25,000 to develop a lower-cost plastic arm reusable laparoscopic device that will serve underdeveloped international markets.

New team at Days Inn The refurbished Days Inn,

Opening of Maccio Group The grand opening of Maccio Financial Group was held Feb. 23, at its offices at 31 Liberty St., Suite 109, in Southington, with the chamber of commerce.

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SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE At their regular meeting held on March 3, 2011 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS – IW #1185, Application of Dennis Repoli seeking to construct 3 office buildings, parking and drainage facilities partially within the upland review area. Property located at Parcel #70 Queen Street (across from Flanders Street). B. APPROVED – IW #1186, Application of Borghesi Building & Engineering Co. Inc. seeking to disturb the upland review area for drainage improvements associated with the reuse of North Center School. Property located at 196 N. Main Street. C. VOTED TO SEND A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION TO PZC – FF #225, Application of Borghesi Building & Engineering Co. Inc./Town of Southington seeking to disturb the upland review area for drainage improvements associated with the reuse of North Center School. Property located at 196 N. Main Street. Dated this 4th day of March, 2011 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner


SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. A P P E A L # 5 8 3 9 A , Application of Greg Szwarc for a 7.7’ side yard setback variance to allow a 22.3’ side yard where 30’ is required for a 24’x32’ addition onto an existing garage under Sections 7A-00, 2-01A.1 & 15-04 of the Zoning Regulations, 190 White Sail Drive, property of Greg Szwarc in an R-80 zone. B. A P P E A L # 5 8 4 0 A , Application of Strollo Brothers & Sons, Inc. for a special exception approval to allow the construction of a 3,840 sq. ft. industrial building & parking area for a proposed public towing & repair facility under Sections 5-02.3, 1103.1 & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 22 Triano Drive, property of Carpenter Realty Co. in an I-2 zone. Dated this 7th day of March, 2011 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ROBERT SALKA, CHAIRMAN


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for Office Machine Supplies 2011-BID-13. Bids may be obtained online at Purchasing Department then Bids and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EST March 30, 2011 at which time they will be opened publicly.


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CADILLAC DTS 2011 Luxury collection. Private owner. 900 miles. Full warranty. Asking $41,900. Call (203) 949-0559



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INFINITI M35X 2006 AWD, Leather, Sunroof, Navigation. $19,792 Stock# C7033 (203) 237-5561

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

NISSAN Altima 1997 - 4 dr, 4 cyl, good condition. 103,000 miles. Asking $2100. Call (203) 634-4381 VOLKWAGONS Jetta 1999 4dr, at, $3450. Passat 2000 4 dr, AT, $3750 GLS 1997 $2150 Golf 2001 $3650 (203) 213-1142

FORD MARK III F150 1996 PICK-UP 8-cyl. AUTOMATIC 4X4 Green GRAY LEATHER Power windows. AM/FM/cassette. ABS brakes. New brakes. Very clean. 134,000 Runs great! MANY EXTRAS. $5,000 860302-1458


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BOXER PUPPIES 2 females. 1st shots and deworming. Ready to go. Must see! Call 860-538-9108 BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Pekingese, Yorkie, Lab a doodle, Poms, Bost Terr. $350+.

860-930-4001 DACHSHUND PUPPIES - 5 Westminster Kennel Club. Housebroken & paper trained. $575 each. I’ve been breeding for 37 years. (203) 376-0407

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


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GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies, Top quality. Working lines. Shots, dewormed, tattoed. AKC reg. $950. Guaranteed. Serious inquiries please. (860) 655-0889

4 Door. 4 Cylinder. Automatic. 53,963 mi. #11204C $12,900

(203) 235-1667 Dodge Caravan SXT 2004 Mini Van. 4 Speed Auto. 6 Cyl. 61,311 mi. #10358A $8,555

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FORD TAURUS 2008 Ltd, Leather, $14,693 Stock# C7019 (203) 237-5561

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Wagon, AWD, Leather, Sunroof $12,991 Stock# C7043 (203) 237-5561

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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. $11,900. Call Doug (860) 209-0468 before 8 p.m.

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Friday, March 18, 2011 — The Southington Citizen PETS & LIVESTOCK HORSE LOVERS - Volunteers needed to brush horses and help out in the barn on Saturdays. Horses for lease also. Call (203) 265-3596

RIDING LESSONS English & Western. Spring Special -

10 lessons for $350! Rap-A-Pony Farms 203-265-3596

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

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

FENCING 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 SPRING HORSEBACK RIDING! Rosehaven Stables, LLC/ Meriden 203-238-1600

VERI KENNELS (Crates), med to large, $10-$30. For Your Paws Only, 477 So Broad St., Meriden. 203-379-0650.


JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus $400 (203) 238-2460

Portable Dust Collector RELIANT Model NN-821 $200 (203) 238-2460


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

CARPENTRY WATER PROBLEMS Roofs to cellars resolved by experienced contractor. Lic & Ins. Free estimates. 203-238-1449 # 578107 ADDITIONS, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Window & door replacement. Repairs of all types. Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 AGC HOME RESTORATION Complete restoration & repair Drywall, tile, painting. New decks & repairs. Finish carpentry. Ins. #577901. 203-687-0097 See how we can turn your Attic or Basement into Usable Space at www. Endless interior remodeling ideas. Call 203-537-5795



BICO FENCE - All types of quality fencing & repairs available. Professional installations. 20 years exp. Lic’d & ins’d. 203715-0567. CT Reg# 616240


HOUSE CLEANING YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630 HOUSECLEANING Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203-234-7958/ 203-848-4781 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

JUNK REMOVAL LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

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

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

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

BURGUNDY Color leather sofa, w/chair & ottoman purchase from Cheshire Furn. Barn. Berkline HeavyDuty Recliner, color Burgundy. All for $550. Call 203-903-7075 KING SIZE bed with tempurpedic mattress. Excellent condition, $3500. 203-265-3265 after 5pm. LEATHER couch, 3yrs old. Excellent condition. $800. Call 860-426-9621 REFRIGERATOR, $300; Electric Stove, $250; Dishwasher, $200. Microwave Oven, $100. Call (203) 269-3204


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

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

WATERPROOFING FOUNDATION crack injections, basement dewatering systems. Transferable warranties. Call (203) 265-4474 CT Reg#603313

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ADD A CLOSET or remodel a kitchen... whatever your home improvement needs are call JP Wolfe Contracting. (203) 2695175 Est. 1983. CT Reg # 0629780 AGC HOME RESTORATION Complete restoration & repair Drywall, tile, painting. New decks & repairs. Finish carpentry. Ins. #577901. 203-687-0097

Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 SPRING Specials- Roofing, Siding, Windows. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177 SAMMY ROOFING All type roofing, shingle, torch, rubber. Quality work. Free est. 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481 FREE Gutter cleaning with free roofing estimate. Complete home renovations, all types of roofing & repairs, incl. flat. Ct Reg #572776. Call 4 det. Quality Improvements 203-200-9861

O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521



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

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

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

25+ yrs exp. Int/Ext painting, ceiling repairs. Small jobs welcome. Fully insured. Call Paul today for a prompt free est 203-238-4320. Reg#582770

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


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

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Spring Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS Dump Runs, Mowing, Rototilling and More. Great rates!! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

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


CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455


HEATING & COOLING FOUNDATIONS For additions and garages. Excavating and drainage. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT #604493

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

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






ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC. Res & small Commercial mowing, winter/spring cleanups. Affordable, reliable, insured. 203-687-1347

FOUNDATION waterproofing, crack injection, floor and yard drains. Excavating and drainage. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT Reg #604493

LANDSCAPING HALLOFGAMING EX-DM Internet, PC Gaming, DDR & Tournaments. FREE 4 Hrs to New Customers All Sun $10. 220 N Colony, Wallingford (203) 793-7712


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HOUSE Wash/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 CT #0616406

SANDBLASTING We come to you. Snowplows, trailers, truck bodies, etc. Reasonable prices. Bill Coleman. 203-715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

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SNOW PLOWING SNOWPLOWING Residential, commercial. Pricing includes clearing of sidewalks. Lic, insured. 203-605-1890

TREE SERVICES YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 LICENSED ARBORIST with 75ft bucket Safe pruning & removal Winter C/U Specials Reg#562159 #S3365 Precise 203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

TUTORING TUTOR CT Cert Teacher, Yale Grad. Grades 7 thru 12, College & adult. Math, Science, SS, Reading, Writing, SAT, GED. Reasonable Rates. 203-772-5344

WINDOW REPLACEMENT REPLACE YOUR OLD WINDOWS Save Money on Heating! Do the entire house or work within your budget by scheduling one room or one window at a time. Call JP Wolfe Contracting (203) 269-5175 for free estimate. CT Reg #0629780

46 FURNITURE & APPLIANCES TV Console hutch. Paid $3500. Will sell for $500 or best offer. Call (203) 269-5533 TWIN solid oak one piece bed w/4 built in drawers. Front side space w/door for cubby hole. My son has grown out of it. The bed is in great cond. Bought it for $800. Selling it for $350. You can have the mattress? Call Shaun at 860-992-5023.


JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus $400 (203) 238-2460

Portable Dust Collector RELIANT Model NN-821 $200 (203) 238-2460 POWER Lift Remote Control Recliner, Dark Blue. Like brand new - $375. MOTORIZED Phantom Medical Scooter. Good shape - $250. 203-589-7795

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT 2 YEAR SEASONED All Hardwood Cut, split & delivered. 203-623-3527


BOWFLEX Classic Excellent Condition 1 year old $360.00 Aaron 860-681-7632 BRITISH Rifle 303CAL-1944. Very good condtion. $1,200 or best offer. Call 203-265-0336

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


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Always Buying Everything Old or Collectible. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

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

5-STRING electric bass guitar Epiphone Embassy Made by Gibson guitar. Paid $1400. Asking $900 or best offer. For more info 203-537-9947 ask for Scott

GUITAR/BASS LESSONS 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 All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295 WIELER Upright Piano and Bench. 12 years old. Oak wood. Excellent condition. $900. Call (860) 384-2862 or email

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN - 2BR, 1BA, single family home, 2 bay garage. $1200 + utils. Sec & refs. 860793-2278 MERIDEN- 3BR, 7 rooms, 2 level Colonial w/garage for rent. Spacious yard. $1400/mo. No utilities. incl. Pets allowed. Please call (860) 770-2595

WALLINGFORD- 8+Rms, 3 BR, 3 fbaths, tri-level, 2 car garage, residential neighborhood. $1875/mo. 203-265-5729


MERIDEN 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths. 1396 N Colony Rd, 1B WellMntd Townhouse 2 Car Pkng $1,100/Mo + Uts 203-589-5144

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

MERIDEN. 1 BR $600. Studio $500. Utilities not included. On bus line, downtown. Call 203982-3042. WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1st flr, Fridge, stove, w/d. $900/mo. + 1 mo. sec. 2BR, 3rd flr, w/d hookup. $700/mo. Both downtown w/ off st. parking. Available April 1. Call (203) 915-8940 WALLINGFORD - 5 rms, 2nd flr apt, private rd, no smoking/pets. $875 + sec. Call (203) 269-1562 after 5pm.

Flanders West Apts

WALLINGFORD 1BR, effiency apt, stove & refrig. Utils not incld. Central location. No pets. $730/mo+sec. 203-317-9824

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

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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 - 2BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st reet parking. No smoking. No pets. Heat & HW included. $850 month. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN -1 ROOM Private Bath. Clean. Stove, fridge. Broad Street. No pets. 2 mos security. Credit check req. $450. Call 203-284-0597 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 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 BR, 2nd floor. Secure building. Ample parking. Washer/Dryer available. No pets. $725 plus security. (203) 376-1259 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BR. New kitchen & baths. New appls, hdwd flrs, off st parking. Laundry. Private porches, nice views. $645 & up. 203-430-0340 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BR. New kitchen & baths. New appls, hdwd flrs, off st parking. Laundry. Private porches, nice views. $645 & up. 203-430-0340 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


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

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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


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

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

SOUTHINGTON Large 3BR Towhhouse. 1616 sq. ft. C/Air. Full bsmt w/WD hkup. One full and 2 half baths. Utils not incl. Easy access to I 84 & 691. Refs & Sec req. (860) 621-2693

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

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

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WALLINGFORD - 3BR House, 1.5 baths, private parking, private yard. Easy access to highways. $1400 per month + sec. dep. Call 203-265-1278 or 203-668-9024



MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751

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!

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WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fence in yard. Garage extra. $900. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS SO. MERIDEN- Commercial Bldg w/retail exposure & high traffic count. 8600SF w/many amenities Let’s talk! $3900/mo. 860-384-4205


MERIDEN. $135,000. Settle down, make a home for your family in this 3 family. Featuring 8 BRs, 3 baths. This traditional floor plan delivers a casual living rm w/ hardwoods, eat in kitchen & appliances. Call Sue 203-265-5618.

WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty

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


(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1BR. 2nd Floor. Newly carpeted BR, walk-in kit, full bath. $750 incl heat, HW & cooking gas. Parking. Small pet OK. Lincoln St. 203-440-4789 MERIDEN 2 Bedroom, 2nd Floor Apartment. 1 bath, Appliances Incl. 110 Colony St. Off St. Parking. Section 8 Approved. $800 + Sec. Call 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd Floor. Clean, new. W/D in basement. $800/ Mo + utils. 1month security. Section 8 Approved. No pets. (203) 537-1772 call after 4pm. MERIDEN 3 BR Clean, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Small pets at discretion of landlord. 136 Bunker Ave. $980 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112 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 Large 3 BR Modern Apartment. $1000 per month plus $1500 security deposit. Call Clive 203-886-9902 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- 2BR, 1 bath, newly renovated. Eastgate Commons. $750/mo. Section 8 & MHA approved. Call (203) 889-8700 MERIDEN- FULLY FURNISHED 1BR, LR, kit., prvt bath $675/mo. Also, 2 BR apt, 3rd flr, $775/mo. Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203-238-9772

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-1BR, quiet bldg. 1st flr. W/D hkup. Newly renovated. Small pets ok. Avail April 1st! $675 + utils. 203-641-8483 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-3BR, nice size 2nd flr apt, Reduced to $825/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. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD LINE . 5 large rooms, 2nd flr spotless. Must See! Appls. Private porch, off st parking, W/W rugs. Quiet area. No pets. Avail April 1st. 203-686-0818 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

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

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


Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ w/electricity/heat. Available Now. 203-751-1977

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

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.

MERIDEN- New Colonial homes starting under $300,000. at Cobblestone. Visit us at Call 203-269-0325

WE BUY HOUSES! SELL “AS IS” in 7 days or on the date of your choice.

203-303-4706 (day or night)

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



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


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

REDUCED! $79,500

WLFD $1250/month Great oppty to be in center of town. 1500 sq. ft. of retail space perfect for office. Front open space, conf rm, utility area, cair, prvt back office & bath w/full basement to finish or for storage. Kathy 203-265-5618

Ground level ranch, 2BR, 2 bath, furnished! 7th fairway is your backyard on Island Green Golf Course. Indoor/outdoor Pool, tennis, large fitness room. Call 203-271-3172

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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.


BUS DRIVERS Now Hiring/Training No Experience Necessary

$ 5 0 0 Sign-On Bonus For applicants holding CDL-B with PS Endorsement

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Call 203-269-4171 Apply online at:

www.durham or in person at: 990 Northrup Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

CABLE TECHS! WILL TRAIN! If you have knowledge in wiring, electrical, CATV, a good attitude and willingness to learn, you may qualify for our training program! Experienced techs can qualify for $2000 Bonus! Must have valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and meet drug screening and background check criteria to qualify. Apply in person from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Omni Engineering 100 Raton Drive, Milford CT 06461 203-647-6510

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS MIDDLE SCHOOL .33 SPANISH TEACHER Exciting opportunity for individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate excellent skills in Spanish and thorough knowledge of the Spanish culture. Must utilize active learning strategies that appeal to multiple modalities and learning styles. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary along with a knowledge and desire to work with middle school level students. Preference will be given to individuals with dual language certification.


FREE Training Average 20-35 Hrs Per Week Benefits Available


QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in appropriate curriculum. (CERT. # 023) CLOSING DATE: April 1,2011 - 4:00 p.m TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE HELP WANTED ADMIN AIDE Wallingford Filing, correspondence, shipping & receiving etc. HS diploma, PC skills. Send resume and salary req to Nathalie.richard@ EOE

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BARTENDER/SERVER w/exp. Apply in Person Tues & Wed only:Laskara Restaurant, 295 Parker Farms Rd, Wallingford

HELP WANTED CHILD CARE - Responsible person for preschool/afterschool program. M-F 2:30-5:30 Flexible Only Serious Apply 860-349-0909 B&N AEROSPACE MFG, Newington:MFG ENGINEER 5yrs exp MasterCam; CNC MILL/LATHE SETUP/OP.; QC INSPECTOR 1st pc-final. Email:

CHILDCARE WORKER 20 hrs/wk. Must have exp. w/children. Bilingual a +. Send resume to

WFC, HR Manager 169 Colony St. Meriden CT 06451 EEO/AA

MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL RECORDS/ DATA ENTRY: Physician group practice has an opening for full-time chart specialist at Midstate Medical Center. Candidate must be professional, organized, and able to multi-task. Must be articulate, detail-oriented, able to handle sensitive and confidential situations, and have excellent computer skills (proficient in word processing and spreadsheet software). Duties include processing patient information to facilitate in billing process. Conscientious, mature individuals please e-mail resume and salary requirement to: Attn: TJ. NO CALLS PLEASE. EOE

CNA's !!!! COME JOIN THE MILLER MEMORIAL POOL! Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential health care services is seeking compassionate, caring CNA's to join our professional team. Candidates must be flexible to work "per diem", any shift, including one weekend per month. MMCI offers very competitive hourly wages (from $14.93 to $16.83, pending years of experience). Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: EOE

CNAS/HHAS needed to work for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden. Transportation and phone essential. Call 203-238-1441.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST/OTR/L: Immediate opening for a qualified Occupational Therapist in a local school district 28 hrs/wk. Work in an interdisciplinary educational team w/teachers, parents, and students to create individualized programs in both regular and special education settings. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please call, fax or email resumes to:

Easter Seals Central CT Attn: Beverly Malinowski (203) 237-7835; Fax: (203) 237-9187 e-mail:


DRIVER EXPERIENCED, 2nd shift. Perm. Transport parts to various locations. Valid DOT Medical Card. $14. Send resume to DRIVERSCOMPANY DRIVERS Needed for Truckload Division Home Every Weekend Avg $55K/Yr + Benefits CDL-A w/Hazmat Good MVR & 2 yrs Recent Exp Req Call A. Duie Pyle: 877-786-2299 NORM The Gardener needs Garden Helpers. Must be able to drive standard. Must have reliable trans. Call (203) 265-1460 RECEPTIONIST needed for busy legal office Full Time Must possess excellent computer skills and the ability to Multi-task Bi-lingual a plus Fax resume to 203-634-0456 RESIDENTIAL GROUP HOME MANAGER Min. 2 yrs d/c and 1 yr mgt. exp. in dev. disability field req. Pay based on experience. Prefer BA/BS degree. Fax resume to: ACORD, Inc. @ 203-269-1980 email to EOE

SECRETARY Performs a wide variety of responsible clerical duties for the Wallingford board of Education in a school or department office. The position requires 2 years of office work experience of a responsible nature and a H.S. diploma. $20.06 to $23.20 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT 06492 The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/resume is received, or March 23, 2011, whichever comes first. EOE


CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS .4 LATIN TEACHER MIDDLE SCHOOL Exciting opportunity for individuals who possesses excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate excellent skills in Latin and a thorough knowledge of the Latin culture. Must utilize active learning strategies that appeal to multiple modalities and learning styles. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary along with knowledge and desire to work with middle level students. Preference will be given to individuals with dual language certification. Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in curriculum sub-areas. (Certificate. # 021) CLOSING DATE: April 1,2011 - 4:00 p.m TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE HELP WANTED

RETAIL Manager & Assistant Smart Toys in Meriden Mall has an oppty for exp retail mgr & also asst mgr. We offer competitive sal & chance for adv. email resumes to: hvankeuren@ SWIMMING Pool Company seeks Service Techs, Installers, experienced only. 860-6286669 Fax: 860-628-5123


TELEPHONE SALES-Non-profit organization has evening shifts 5:30-8:30 & Sat 10-1. Available for residential calling to sponsor education & community service events year-around. Salary + bonus. 203-269-9071 THERMOSPAS is interviewing enthusiastic call center reps. If you are energetic and determined to win in a sales environment, call (203) 303-6328


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Southington Citizen published 3-18-2011


Southington Citizen published 3-18-2011