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The Southington

Cit itii zen Volume 6, Number 17

Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Friday, April 24, 2009

Finance board sets school budget $1.2 million below request By Zachary Janowski The Southington Citizen

Citizen photo by Harry Kyle

Harold Kane accepts his Public Service Award from Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member Mark Sciota as fellow recipients, from left to right, Marty Jansen, David Kanute and David Derynoski await their turn.

Chamber meeting feverishly fun By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen More than 400 people showed up at the Aqua Turf Saturday, April 18, to help the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce present its annual service awards and conduct its annual meeting at the group’s 71st annual din-

Inside Business .........................24 Calendar .........................30 Faith ................................20 Health..............................28 Marketplace ....................53 Obituaries........................21 Opinion............................22 Real Estate .....................49 Seniors............................26 Sports..............................39

ner. The theme for this year’s event was “Night Fever,” and featured decorations and music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. In addition, those attending were asked to keep the theme in mind when they dressed for the evening. The abundance of tie dyed clothing and headbands, jeans, peace signs and leather jackets indicated that many listened. The first order of business was the installation of new officers. Charlie Cocuzza of Omega Communications was installed as the 2009 chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors Executive Board, succeeding Marc Pelletier, and it didn’t take him long to point out the differences between him and his predecessor. “Marc is a very quiet guy,”

Cocuzza said. “In fact, he has gained a reputation for quieting down some of the more contentious board meetings we’ve had at the Sons of Italy. But I’m a little different, and probably a little noisier.” He then illustrated that fact by yelling into the microphone, “Are you having a good time yet?” New chamber vice chairman James Garstang tended to his official duties dressed as one of the “Blues Brothers,” while incoming secretary Todd Fitzsimons spent time admonishing anyone who mentioned his name that it was “Fitzsimons” with an “I”, not “Fitzsimmons.” New directors Tony Sheffy, Paul Armor, Roger Dietz and Nancy Serafino were introSee Chamber, page 35

The Southington Board of Finance voted April 16 not to increase the town budget over last year and to hold the school budget to a smaller than requested increase of 1.4 percent. The budget approved by the board totals $118.8 million dollars, with $42.5 million going toward the town budget and $76.3 million for schools. If approved by the town council, the mill rate would rise from 23.02 to 23.27, a 1.08 percent increase. A resident with a home assessed at $200,000 would pay an additional $50 per year in taxes. The board voted unanimously to set the town side of the budget, but the consensus broke up on the educa-

tion budget. The four Democrats — Kevin Beaudoin, Glenn Klocko, Vice Chairman Philip Pomposi and Chairman John Moise — voted to cut the budget requested by the board of education by $1.2 million, an amount they estimated to equal the anticipated pay increase for teachers and administrators this year. “Hopefully these employees will come to talks ‘for the sake of the children,’ as we hear so often,” Moise said. “This economy is really bringing out the real problems that we have in the town of Southington,” Pomposi said. “We’re basically being strangled, not being able to make these cuts.”

See Finance, page 34

Council member exploring state office By Zachary Janowski The Southington Citizen Republican town council member Edward Pocock III has created an exploratory committee, the first step toward seeking higher office. “Right now I’m just seeing if there’s support,” Pocock said, in an interview last week. “It’s very early.” Pocock declined to identify which office or offices he is considering. In 2006, Pocock challenged state Rep. Joseph Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, who represents the 30th District, which includes part of Southington. State Sen. Sam Caligiuri, RWaterbury, announced recently that he will run for U.S. Senate, which could create another opportunity for

Pocock given that Caligiuri couldn’t defend his seat in the state senate if he is the Republican nominee against U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd. “I have every intention of running for town council in November,” Pocock said. “I’m one of those people who likes to plan early.” He explained that he wants to keep options open and take the process “step by step.” “I’m encouraged already,” Pocock said of the support he has already received. “They want to see me up in Hartford.” He said the “slow and sure, steady path is the best way to success” and it will take him “several months” to make a decision. “I take nothing for granted,” he said.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 24, 2009

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Triano to receive Unico Gold Medal Award By Nancy A. Boccuzzio Special to The Citizen

dition of notifying recipients in person, committee members informed Triano recently when they paid a surprise visit to her brother’s home. Triano was there for what she thought would be a quiet dinner with her two brothers, Robert and Gerald Triano. “When the doorbell rang and the group walked in, my first thought was, I hope Bob made enough spaghetti sauce to feed his all his guests!” In the moments that followed, Triano learned that the gentlemen hadn’t come for dinner at all but were there instead to notify her that she had been selected to receive the

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The Southington Chapter of Unico National has announced Victoria Triano is the recipient of the organization’s 64th annual Gold Medal of Honor award. Recognized for her longstanding involvement in a multitude of community endeavors and religious ventures, Triano joins a distinguished list of public servants who have received the prestigious award since Unico’s inception in 1944. Past recipients of the honor include Triano’s father, the late G. Robert Triano. According to Ralph Campochiaro III, Gold Medal of

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Sara Webb, marketing director at Lake Compounce, stands in the “Jolly Jester,” a new mini pirate ship that was installed in the park’s Kiddie Land this past offseason. The park will open for its 163rd consecutive season with a weekend schedule beginning May 9.

Jester,” a mini pirate ship, have been added to Kiddie Land, where the youngest guests go to enjoy themselves, and the “Tunnel Twister,” located in the water park, features three different water slides emanating from one entrance tower. Equally as important, but much less visible, are the infrastructure upgrades park management has undertaken. In keeping with the goal of the management team to improve the atmosphere at the park, a third of the nine bathrooms on the grounds was renovated this past winter. Park General Manager Jerry Brick said, “The old bathrooms were what I would call ‘concert venue bathrooms,’ but we look at the park as a ‘family-friendly’ facility, and we felt our guests needed bright and cheery bathrooms, as well as a place where a parent can tend to the needs of their younger children to really stress that commitment.” A number of new point of sale cash registers will be in place for the upcoming season to enable the guests to pay their bills by credit and debit cards, as well as cash. “This renovation was a little bit more than it appears at first glance,” Brick said.


The oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America is preparing to open for the season, adding another year of operation to a run that will most likely never be beaten. Lake Compounce, which covers 332 acres of land in Southington and Bristol, has been open to the public every year since 1846. The park will open its doors at 11 a.m. on

the weekend of May 9, to officially begin its 163rd season of providing fun and excitement to the people of central Connecticut and the surrounding area and states. The park will begin its full time schedule on June 11, and will be open from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. through the Labor Day weekend. The upcoming season will see the addition of three new attractions at the park. “Wipe Out,” a family spinning ride, and the “Jolly




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The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 24, 2009

Acting careers of SHS grads blossoming By Brandi Sabato Special to The Citizen

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Alyssa Fontana, of Southington, right, and Tony Leone, of Plainville, take a break from rehearsal at the Warner Theatre in Torrington where they will both perform “Aida” May 2, 3, 8 and 9.

Two Southington High School graduates will take the stage at the Warner Theatre in Torrington playing leading roles in the upcoming production of “Aida” starting next weekend. Tony Leone, of Plainville, and Alyssa Fontana, of Southington, are nearing the end of a rigorous three-month rehearsal process and preparing to perform in front of thousands of theater-goers. While the rehearsal process began in February, Leone has been preparing for the role of Radames since the

Warner Theatre announced that they would be adding “Aida” to the production season. “Once they announced the show last April, I began listening to the soundtrack almost every day. I knew that while I would have been more than happy to be a member of the ensemble, I felt like I had a chance at getting the role of Radames,” Leone said. Radames is an Egyptian prince who is engaged to Amneris, successor to the throne. When a group of Nubian slaves capture Radames, he is introduced to the character of Aida, and a story of forbidden love unfurls. While unrequited love is something so many can relate to, Leone believes there is something more compelling about the character of Radames that audiences will be able to connect with. “Ultimately, as you watch my character from scene to scene, he struggles with doing what people want him to do, versus following his heart. I have tried living my life under that same principle — follow your heart. I think people will find happiness if they live that way,” said Leone. Fontana, who plays Am-

neris, an Egyptian princess to whom Radames is engaged, believes that her character is realistically dynamic. “Amneris is a character who has always been valued because of her beauty, as well as the fact that she is a princess. But, as the plot unfolds, she comes to realize that she is worth much more than the material things she possesses and has so much more to offer the world,” Fontana said. Fontana and Leone have both been participating in theater since their adolescent years and have performed in many different venues including the Thomaston Opera House in Thomaston and United Arts in Naugatuck. While neither Fontana nor Leone is a stranger to the stage, Fontana cites this to be her most humbling yet exciting theatrical experience to date. “When I auditioned for ‘Aida’ I never thought that I would be cast as Amneris. She is a fantastic character, one that’s so much fun to work with, but I really had no expectations. I was literally floored when I received the role because there were so

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Scrabble games will raise money for reading By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen

What is an eight letter word that means “helps out?” Believe it or not, if you guessed “Scrabble,” you would have been correct, and even though the 14 points you would have earned wouldn’t go a long way toward helping you win a game, if you were to use it under the right circumstances, you and an untold number of area residents, would be big winners. Those circumstances will occur next week, when the Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut will hold its seventh annual Scrabble Challenge Fundraiser and Silent Auction at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville to

help raise funds to support the important work of improving lives through English literacy in Southington, New Britain, Bristol and 13 other central Connecticut towns. The affair will be held on April 29, from5 to 8:30 p.m., and will feature a full dinner and a fun game of Scrabble with “cheating for a good cause” allowed. Each table of players will work cooperatively to compete against other tables for prizes. LVCC is a nonprofit agency working to “change lives through literacy.” The professional staff and trained volunteers currently work with about 500 adult students, offering programs such as a basic literacy course, and English as a Second Language for people

from other countries, along with family, women’s and math literacy courses. “This is a fun event” said LVCC Board of Directors member Sue Zoni. “It can be called ‘cheat’ scrabble, which is the best kind. It’s a fun way to help raise money for our group.” “Of all the fundraising events held in town, this the most fun and most rewarding,” Zoni said. “When you hear the students’ stories and see how much their lives have been improved by literacy education, it really warms your heart. The successes are evident, and the students are thankful. That’s why I volunteer.” The cheating begins when a starting word is announced. The timer goes off, and the Scrabble Challenge

begins. One game board is used for each table and all letters are exposed and available at the onset. Words can use up to 15 letters. When positioned along the sides, these words are not just triple-word scores, but, because they use three triple spaces, they are ninetimes word scores. Needed letters can be purchased at the point value and added to the score. Dictionaries will be available to help with the spelling of a word. Participants can also play for prizes at Theme Scrabble, by filling their board with as many words related to an announced theme as they can think of, with prizes being awarded for high scores and theme word counts. Judges for the event will

include Timothy Stewart, mayor of New Britain, and Allan Camp from WRCH Radio 100.5 FM. A silent auction, teacup auction and a raffle will also be part of the evening’s festivities, and music for the affair will be provided by Dave and Dave, better known as Southington Town Councilman Dave Zoni and his son Dave, “This is our main fundraiser,” said Darlene Hurtado, executive director of LVCC, “and accounts for about 10 percent of what we collect each year. The money goes to a good cause, as we were able to change the lives of over 400 people last year through the programs we offer, and the efforts of our

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When the historic former Atwater Grist Mill was established in 1767 in Plantsville, it had several things that helped make it and subsequent industries on the site a success, according to Fern Wildman-Schrier, a local historian and member of the Southington Historical Society’s board of directors. The things that helped ensure the local businesses’ success were the centralized location in a town that happened to be the middle part of Connecticut, an abundance of water power, thanks to nearby rivers, Yankee ingenuity and, most of all, luck. Wildman-Schrier said those characteristics and happenstance helped turn

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Friday, April 24, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

The sweet taste of a Tootsie Roll By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen The Southington Knights of Columbus were gathered at their Round Table last fall to consider how to effectively garner the support of the people of Southington to the annual Tootsie Roll Drive. A few who had been sent to the nearby “tank called think” emerged with a simple plan: “Let’s tell people what’s behind the Tootsie Roll, that it’s just a sweet symbol of the caring support the Knights muster each year to help those around us who are intellectually challenged. The goal is to raise awareness, to have folks pause a moment when they see a Knight clad in bright yellow-orange apron, holding out much more than a chewy treat, but an opportunity to offer any sized donation to provide a better chance for a productive life to those bearing a different burden in their daily journey.” So, with renewed purpose, the Knights got their message out through posters in church halls and around town and messages in church bulletins. The Southington Citizen published my story about the campaign’s origins, whimsi-

cally staged in the setting of knights of yore in the days of King Arthur. And so, the foot soldiers (oops, Knights), went out to meet the townspeople at church doors and at busy locations offering a Tootsie Roll or two to all who passed by. “Through the generous support of our community”, said Grand Knight Roger Mathieu, “We are able to present a check of $4,121 to The Arc of Southington, a non-profit group whose mission gives meaning to the lives of those we set out to help.” The Arc Executive Director Sandra Amato expressed gratitude to the Knights of Columbus and the people who supported the drive. Amato said, “The Arc is an advocacy organization and service provider whose expertise and focus is on people with cognition, intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Southington Arc also serves Cheshire and Wallingford.” Program Director Tricia Gibney added, “We provide support for those in group homes and apartments; we offer individualized, self-directed and family support.” Amato said, “We provide individual and systems advocacy with initiatives to meet

the needs of a wide range of situations.” Pointing to the logistics of gathering together all who were involved in the campaign, Mathieu introduced a few members of the Knights of Columbus, including Nelson Belanger, who represented those who stood at so many doorways asking for donations. “Nelson’s presence and meticulous counting of funds collected at every site was invaluable,” Mathieu said, noting also that Roland Derosier had arranged for the board of education’s authorization for the Knights to position themselves at the gates of every Southington High School football game last season and enlisted a group of volunteers to join him at every game. Mathieu told of the energy of Bill and Diane Bissoni

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Cup Continued from page 5 excited that they were able to be at the combine and be selected. “These three guys were very consistent and vocal leaders and played a huge part in the success we did have last year and that is why I am real glad that these kids have an opportunity for this experience. I’m happy to have them with me.” The selection process started with a group of about 100 players. Any player who was given all-state recognition got an automatic invite and then the final spots were filled by coaches’ nominations. At the combine, the players went through a series of drills to determine who would make the team. The roster for Connecticut currently sits at 54 players. Among the surprising names not on the list were UConn-bound prospects Marcus Aiken, from Bristol, and Michael Osiecki, Connecti-

cut Gatorade State Player of the Year from Seymour, as well as Florida-bound Jordan Reed from New London. Connecticut has dominated this game in recent years and Rhode Island head coach Ryan McCall, a former UConn football player, says he is looking forward to coming home to Rentschler and trying to find a way to stop the Connecticut team. “We have to not make turnovers and not allow them to make big plays,” McCall said. Practice for the Connecticut team will start on June 13 and consist of a nine day schedule prior to the game on June 27. All the practices will be held at Southington High School, something Athletic Director Eric Swallow said he is very pleased with. “I think it’s not just a great way to promote the High School, but the student athletes that work there,” he said. “In one regard, it showcases Southington,” Sallow said. “People come to our facilities, come to our school and see what we have. And it’s also good for our community

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Political boards and commissions have also provided avenues for Triano’s service to the Southington community. A past member of the Commission on Disabilities and the Board of Ethics, Triano was first elected to the Southington Town Council in 1991, a time when very few women pursued service on the town’s highest governing body. She held the seat until stepping down from the council in 2007. When asked to reflect on her extensive history of public service, Triano speaks little about her vast range of accomplishments or the numerous leadership roles she has assumed, such as rising to the heights of Town Council chairwoman or United Way president. Instead, she speaks with passion about particular experiences she has had such as times she spent visiting elderly housing projects during blizzards to make certain residents were safe and not alone. Another moment she recalls with great emotion is the rally on the town green that took place in 2001. In the days following the Sept. 11

terrorist attacks, Triano was contacted by a local firefighter who asked for her support in quickly arranging a gathering to honor fallen heroes. Triano agreed to help and made a few telephone calls. Much to her surprise, some 3,000 people turned out for the downtown ceremony. For Triano, the event made a lasting impression and spoke volumes about how unity of purpose and goodwill flourish in the Southington community. Also included among what Triano considers the milestones of her career in public service is the work she has done to help care for the needs of the poor within our community, including participating with the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Run, sponsored by the Law Enforcement motorcycle club known as The Renegade Pigs, as well as her past service as chairwoman of the Southington United Way annual appeal, and coordinator of Southington’s participation in the annual National Day of Prayer. On the 50th anniversary of World War II, Triano estab-

lished the Circle of Honor in recognition of WWII veterans. Triano is also proud to collaborate with the Youth Services department on special projects, including Girl Power conferences and to serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Red Ribbon AntiDrug Rally each year. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Southington community, Triano has received several awards including the Southington Community YMCA Person of the Year and the Jaycees’ Woman of the Year awards. She also received recognition from the Southington Drug Task Force and in 2008, was inducted into the Southington High School Wall of Honor. Triano will be honored by the Southington Chapter of UNICO National at the Gold Medal Award Dinner on Wednesday evening, May 20 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. For ticket information, contact Fasulo & Albini at (860) 276-9787 or Southington Insurance Center at (860) 628-7335.


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Gold Medal Award. “I couldn’t believe it,” said a humbled and tearful Triano, “after all, there are so many who have done so much more.” According to Unico President, Richard Lopatosky, Triano leads by example. “By doing so much to benefit the community, Vicky exemplifies the true spirit of volunteerism,” said Lopatosky. Born June 22, 1949 in Southington, the second child of the late G. Robert and Molly (Mase) Triano has lived a life of service to the Southington community. From political and community volunteering to caring for the needs of individuals on a more personal and often spiritual level, Triano’s record of service is as far-reaching as it is diverse. While Triano acknowledges that the desire to serve the public is a family trait, she credits her mother particularly with inspiring in her the strong sense of confidence that has allowed her to pursue her purpose. “She was a great encourager who found the good in everyone,” she said. During the 1990s, an injury in the line of duty forced Triano to retire from her job as a probation officer with the state of Connecticut Judicial Department’s Office of Adult Probation, a position she held for 13 years. In her retirement, Triano’s career goals became more narrowly focused as she followed the path she had set out upon many years earlier. Following Triano’s graduation from Southington High School in 1967, she entered a religious congregation: Sisters of Charity of St. Louis. She later earned a bachelors of arts degree in psychology from Western Connecticut State University and a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from Central Connecticut State University. Triano attended master seminary and had done post graduate work at Yale Divinity School before being ordained a minister in 2001. She now serves as the senior pastor at Christ Community

Church in East Haddam and is the director of pastoral care at both the Southington Care Center and The Orchards of Southington. For Triano, personal reward is not found in reflecting on all that she has done but rather in knowing that she is fulfilling with purpose the life she was born to lead. Said Triano, “Each day I ask myself, ‘what is it I can do this day to make an impact on someone else’s life?’” And Triano does make a difference — in big ways, community members said. In addition to providing counseling and religious services, she serves on the board of directors of the Southington United Way; the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain; Bread for Life; SouthingtonCARES; the Southington Clergy Association, the Southington Consortium for Early Childhood Education; and STEPS — Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success. Triano is also president of the Rotary Club of Southington and is a past president of the Southington Community Theater.


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Maura Gail Duggan and Justin Edward Housman were married Oct. 18, 2008 at the Popponesset Inn in New Seabury, Mass. Justice of the Peace Lucien Poyant officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Gail and Walter Duggan, of Norwood, Mass. The groom is the son of Judi and John Housman, of Southington. The bride’s attendants were sister of the bride, Molly Duggan, of Atlanta, and sister of the groom, Daria Housman, of Astoria, N.Y. Serving as best men were brother of the groom, Adam Housman, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and brother of the bride, Mike Duggan, of Woonsocket, R.I. Ring bearers were nephews of the bride, Liam and James Duggan, of Woonsocket, R.I. The reception followed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned in Prague and Rome. The bride is a graduate of

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SATURDAY APRIL 25 FREE Shuttle Buses will transport Festival Goers TO Hubbard Park beginning at 8AM, stopping at 8PM and FROM Hubbard Park beginning at 9AM and The Daffodil Festival’s juried craft show stopping at 9PM. SUNDAY APRIL 26 FREE featuring 100 artisans offers festival visitors Shuttle Buses will transport Festival Goers TO the opportunity to purchase top-quality Hubbard Park beginning at 8AM and the LAST handcrafted items offered by skilled artisans BUS will leave the park at 5PM. from New England and surrounding states. FESTIVAL PARKING DOWNTOWN Browse through the artwork, check out the HUB West Bound I-691 take Exit 7, bear left unique clothes, try on some one-of-a-kind onto State continue on State Street through jewelry and see craftspeople creating some stop sign. Continue about a 1/4 of a mile, of their distinctive designs. Festival Parking will be on your left at 88 Handicapped Parking and Accessibility: State Street. Individuals with a valid handicapped parking FESTIVAL PARKING AT PLATT & sticker may park in Ragozzino’s parking lot WILCOX TECH at 71 Chamberlain Highway, and will be East Bound I-691 take Exit 5, at end of exit transported to the park via handicap access take a right onto Chamberlain highway. At vans. All the events offered at the Daffodil 2nd traffic light take right onto West Main Festival are handicap accessible. The Street. At next traffic light take a left onto Daffodil Festival will provide rides in our Centennial Avenue. At next traffic light handicap accessible golf cart to those continue straight. Platt High School (220 Coe individuals who require additional assistance. Ave.) is on your immediate left. Wilcox Tech For additional information please call the is approximately 1/4 mile past Platt at 275 Daffodil Hotline, 203-630-4279 or visit our Oregon Road on your left. website at Crafts By The Lake Saturday April 25 10:00AM - 8:00PM * Sunday April 26 10:00 AM - 5:00PM

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It’s no secret that a majority of the folks who visit the Daffodil Festival are there for the food. And what a choice they have. Under the Festival’s ‘Silver Fork’ Food Tent more than 40 food vendors with volunteers from the community’s civic, religious and non-profit sectors prepare and offer those fair-type foods you don’t or can’t get at home. Moreover, all the profits go back into the community through the projects of the church, neighborhood group or service club these hard working volunteers represent.

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“Since we are the oldest park in the country, we had to run about a mile of fiber optic cable from one end of the park to the other to accommodate the new machines, as well as upgrading the electrical system.” When it comes to entertainment, the park will be offering a number of new shows to entertain and educate its guests. “Rock Nation,” a musical presentation inspired by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be featured in the Starlight Theatre and a doo-wop group, “Danny and the Parkside Dinettes,” will put on their show outside the Lake’s ’50s diner of the same name. “Knights of Recycling,” a show aimed at educating the youngsters on the benefits of recycling, and the entertaining and interactive “Dress up and Dance” show will be performed at the Kiddie Land theater. This summer will also fea-

ture the return of the popular trampoline show, “CircVe-En-Val,” to the outdoor stage in mid-June. Education days are also on tap at the lake during May and June to encourage teachers to bring their classes to Lake Compounce for educational field trips. Six separate days are set up to help kids of various grade levels explore the basics of subjects such as physics, art, math science and social studies, along with the science of force and motion. Additional classes will focus on nature subjects, such as trees and earth science. “If you look at the things we did this winter, you’ll see we guided our spending towards increased service and an increase in the family friendly atmosphere we are committed to,” Brick said. “We look forward to another good year, and to seeing both old and new friends at the park this summer.” Details on the parks offerings and schedule can be found online at



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Desmond James Conway Desmond James Conway was born Jan. 22, 2009 at Waterbury Hospital to Christopher and Colleen Conway, of Southington. His maternal grandparents are James and Ceil Berry, of Waterbury. His paternal grandparents are Paul and Betty Conway, of Bridgeport.

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Nurturing Children. Strengthening Family. Supporting Health and Well-being. It all begins with community. The Southington Community YMCA has been part of the heart and soul of Southington for 80 years. The YMCA is a constant, focused on the important things in life: children, family, community and personal well-being.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, April 24, 2009

Academic achievements The following Southington residents were among the Upper School and Middle School students who received academic honors for the winter trimester 2008 at Chase Collegiate School. In the Upper School, 12th-grader Nicole Molnar earned Faculty Honors. In the Middle School, High Honors were awarded to 8th-grader Tad Meissner and 6th-grader John Bracken. Boston University named Southington resident, Catherine Marino, to the Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

Manufacturing and construction job expo April 30 The Southington High School Technology Department will sponsor the first Manufacturing and Construction Career Expo, Thursday, April 30,th at 7 p.m. Three local manufacturers and representatives from fourteen commercial construction trades will present information to students and their parents regarding careers in the manufacturing and construction industries. Students can find out how to get involved in job shadow experiences, as well as internships, while still attending the high school. For more information, students can contact their high school guidance counselor or John Ellsworth in the technology education department at (860) 628-3229, ext 353.

Alta hosts live auction

Thalberg hosts golf tournament fundraiser Thalberg Elementary School’s 2nd Annual Play for the Playscape Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 5, at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive, Southington, beginning with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $135 per golfer and includes greens fees, cart, lunch, buffet dinner, prizes and awards. Proceeds will be used to enhance and upgrade the school’s playscape and playground area. To register, contact Elizabeth Francis, event coordinator at (860) 839-0817 or by email at

Learning center book drive Sylvan Learning Center, 832 Queen St., Southington, is conducting a book drive through May 2, to benefit the programs of Read to Grow, a nonprofit organization promoting early literacy. New and gently used books in good condition, without torn pages and writing in them, for infants and children through eighth grade, can be dropped off in the collection box and will be distributed to children and families

through pediatric primary care centers, childcare centers, schools and other programs serving communities in need. No magazines, textbooks, outdated fiction, encyclopedia sets or coloring books will be accepted. For more information, call Jennifer Berth or Tracey Anderson at (860) 620-1590. To learn more about Read to Grow, visit the Web site or contact Linda Sylvester at (203) 488-6800 or e-mail

New playgroup offered

The new Southington Family Resource Center is offering free parent/caregiver and child playgroups at several of the elementary schools in town. Playgroups include free play, storytime, arts and crafts, music time and plenty of opportunity to meet new friends. For more information, call the Family Resource Center office at (860) 628-3286, ext. 380.

Kristen’s Closet accepts gowns Sponsored by Southington Community and Youth Services, the Kristen’s Closet project is now accepting donations of prom gowns and accessories, which may be dropped off at the Youth Services office, 93 Main St., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Gowns should be clean, in good condition and current styles. Kristen’s Closet supplies prom clothing and accessories to students who might otherwise be unable to attend their prom. Volunteer help is also needed at the Prom Shop, which will be open through the end of May on Thursdays, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information, call Youth Services at (860) 276-6281.

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Alta, Southington’s Alternative Education Program, will host its 13th annual live auction, Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m., at the Hartford Insurance cafeteria, Building 200, West Street, Southington. The event will feature local celebrity auctioneers. Items for sale include gift certificates, high-end col-

lectibles and merchandise donated by local businesses. There will be refreshments, door prizes and raffle items. Admission is free. For more information, door prize entry tickets or to make a donation, contact Mark Hill or Barbara Belanger at Alta, 242 Main St., Pyne Center, Southington, or at (860) 628-3379.




The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 24, 2009

Young authors awarded at DePaolo

The Young Authors’ program is a competitive townwide program designed to encourage students to write. At DePaolo Middle School, the program was open to any student who wanted to write a short novel, non-fiction book or collection of poems. The students’ original pieces were submitted to and judged by a group of educators. Grade level certificates will be presented to the winners during DePaolo’s Young Authors’ Celebration in May. This year, each grade level has one overall winner who

will attend the town-wide Young Authors’ Celebration April 28 at Southington High School. Three students will represent DePaolo at this celebration and present their books to the Southington Board of Education. The grade level winners and grade level category winners are: 6th grade Overall winner – Matthew Steeves for “The Sleepover that Changed My Life” First Prize in poetry – Jessica Lee First Prize in memoir –

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Pictured with the DePaolo Middle School Young Authors winners are Sandy VanValkenburgh, literacy specialist, left, Chris Palmieri, assistant principal, second from left, and Frank Pepe, principal, right.

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School Lunch Menu Southington High School Monday, April 27 Chicken pattie or spicy chicken pattie on a roll with lettuce, oven baked fries, glazed carrots, fruit cocktail Tuesday, April 28 Breadstick dunkers with meat sauce, green beans, fresh orange wedges Wednesday, April 29 Chicken nuggets with dips, seasoned noodles, steamed broccoli, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits Thursday, April 30 Personal pizza with sauce, fresh cucumber slices, cinnamon applesauce

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DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools Monday, April 27 Chicken pattie or spicy chicken pattie on a roll with lettuce, oven baked fries, glazed carrots, fruit cocktail Tuesday, April 28 Breadstick dunkers with meat sauce, green beans, fresh orange wedges Wednesday, April 29 Chicken nuggets with dips, seasoned noodles, steamed

broccoli, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits Thursday, April 30 Personal pizza with sauce, fresh cucumber slices, cinnamon applesauce

Southington Elementary Schools Monday, April 27 Chicken pattie on a roll with lettuce, oven baked fries, glazed carrots, fruit cocktail Tuesday, April 28 Breadstick dunkers with meat sauce, green beans, fresh orange wedges Wednesday, April 29 Chicken nuggets with dips, seasoned noodles, steamed broccoli, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits Thursday, April 30 Stuffed crust pizza with sauce, fresh cucumber slices, cinnamon applesauce

Prices: student lunch — high school $2.75, middle school $2.50, elementary school $2.25, student milk 60 cents, kindergarten milk 30 cents, adult lunch $3.50, adult milk 85 cents.


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The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain General campus Auxiliary is accepting applications for the Kathleen Boudreau Scholarship for high school students pursuing nursing careers. The $500 scholarship was created in memory of Kathleen Boudreau by her daughter, Marleen Boudreau Flory, of St. Peter, Minn., through the New Britain General campus Auxiliary. Boudreau was born in Ireland in 1919, and grew up in Long Island, N.Y., before relocating to New Britain. She completed her nursing degree at Hartford Hospital and worked in New Britain convalescent homes for several years. She

volunteered at New Britain General Hospital through the 1970s and 80s. Application packets are available on the hospital Web site, by calling the New Britain General campus volunteer office, (860) 2245231, or at local school high guidance offices. Completed applications are due by June 12 and must be submitted to the Volunteer Services Office, HCC at New Britain General, 100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06050. One high school senior will be selected and announced by a screening committee in July.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, April 24, 2009

Faith Briefs Relay For Life fundraiser

For more information, call the church office at (860) 6288486.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington, has scheduled the annual Ham & Bean Supper fundraiser to benefit Southington Relay for Life, Saturday, May 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the parish hall. The menu features freshlybaked ham, coleslaw, potato salad, several varieties of baked beans and homemade apple crisp. Cost is $10 per person and $5 per child under age 12 with a maximum cost of $25 per family. All proceeds support Relay For Life.

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turing the Hartt College of Music — University of Hartford Community Division Youth Orchestra — Opus 89, Saturday, April 25, at 4 p.m. Koenig and his brother, Robert, had been members of the Hartt Community Suzuki Orchestra, which will be performing. There are no ticket sales for the program. A freewill donation will be collected at intermission. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the David Einfeldt Memorial Fund at the Hartt College of Music, to help fund scholarships for young musicians. For more information, call (860) 628-5595, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Zion Lutheran Church in Southington will participate in the annual National Day of Prayer event Thursday, May 7, with a 24-hour prayer vigil at the church. The congregation is assembling a continuous chain of members who will come to the church and pray petitions submitted by its members and the community. Community prayer requests can be submitted at the church’s Web site,, and can be prayers for healing, guidance, strengthened faith, thanks or praise for individuals, families, institutions or government. The prayer requests can be specific and detailed or general. Each prayer request that is submitted will be prayed individually and repeatedly throughout the vigil.

The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., has scheduled the first Steeple Celebration, Saturday, May 2. The public is invited to celebrate a historic landmark in Southington’s downtown. From 2 to 5 p.m., events include face painting, clowns, fishing pond, and snacks for children, as well as a dunking booth, weather permitting. Dancing under festive lights is planned from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information, call (860) 628-6958.

Breakfast Club May 14

The Breakfast Club at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., meets on the second Thursday of every month, from 8 to 9 a.m. The next meeting will be held May 14 and will feature Laura Pattalo, who sings opera, leads tours for Trinity University to Venice, and performed at the Sons of Italy recently. The event is open to the public and a complete breakfast costs $1. Parking is available in the public lot behind Abby Park.

First Baptist summer trip

First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., is sponsoring two summer trips, which are open to the public: — Boston, Mass., Friday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m.: Bus will depart from the church parking lot and travel to downtown Boston for lunch at Skipjacks, known for its seafood, followed by a cruise around the harbor past the Tall Ships. After the cruise, there will be time to browse through the shops and eateries at Quincy Market. Cost is $111 per person, including transportation, lunch, cruise and driver’s gratuity.






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Anthony J o s e p h Cibula Jr., 72, of Southington, died April 13, 2009 at home. He was the husband of Joyce (McKenzie) Cibula for 48 years. He was born June 30, 1936 in Hartford to the late Anthony Joseph Cibula Sr. and Mary Catherine (Dziedzic) Cibula and resided in Southington his entire life. He was reared by his grandparents Thomas and Anna Dziedzic and attended local schools. During his adult years, he attended the Connecticut National Guard Officers Candidate School, Tunxis Community College and the University of Hartford. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne, earning his wings with the 82nd Airborne Division. He then served in Airborne units in North Carolina, Munich and Bad Tolz, Germany. After the service,

he was employed by the Town of Southington as a truck driver and later as a heavy equipment operator. In 1961, he was selected to serve with the Connecticut State Police Department and served over 28 years until retiring in 1989 as a master sergeant. He was an advocate of the inception of the Connecticut State Employees Association and was proud to be instrumental in forming the first state police union in the country, the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. He served as executive director and vice president of the National Council of Presidents. He was a member of the Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni Association, Connecticut State Police Union, Police Association of Connecticut and the American Association of State Troopers. He loved to travel with his wife, Joyce, especially to the island of Madeira.

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Eleanor Viola (Trott a ) D e l l a Ve c chia, 101, p a s s e d away April 11, 2009 at Southington Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Pascal DellaVecchia. Born April 7, 1908 in Southington, she was the daughter of the late Cuno and Josephine (Landrette) Trotta. She was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She loved parties and was celebrated at all community events that she attended. She was a fixture at Music on the Green and could be seen at many of her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events, especially Southington High School boys and girls basketball, soccer and wrestling. She was an avid University of Connecticut boys and girls basketball fan. Her favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees and World Wrestling Entertainment TV shows were her favorite. She was the oldest parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She is survived by her son, Pascal and his friend, Carey Korenkiewicz; three daughters, Marie Binkowski and her husband, Robert, Eleanor Welch and her husband, Timothy, Diane McNicholas Butsacos and her husband, Nicholas; and a daughter-in-law, Jean DellaVecchia, all of Southington; 12 grandchildren, Kim Warner, Michael DellaVecchia and his wife, Samatha, Pat DellaVecchia and his fiancée, Patricia, Patricia Warton and her husband, Gary, Laura Welch, Christine Meier and her husband, Kevin, David Welch and his wife, Beth, Elizabeth McNicholas, Meghan Leggett and her husband, Jamie, Kathy Moss and her husband, Charlie, Mark DellaVecchia and his wife, Michelle, and Tony DellaVec-

chia; and 11 great-grandchildren, Brandon and Tyler Moss, Tagan and Dawson Welch, Adalain and Hartlee Meier, Jake and Grace DellaVecchia, Jamie, Isabella, and Nicholas Leggett. She is also survived by her sister, Edith Grasso and her husband, John; along with many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Donald DellaVecchia; her sisters, Philomena Rossi, Amelia Rungi and Monica Milne; and her brothers, Anthony and Frank Trotta. The funeral was held April 16, 2009 from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Eleanor DellaVecchia Southington High School Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Apple Valley Bank, 158 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, April 24, 2009

From the Editor

Finance board gets into risky business

Looking Back April 24 100 Years Ago: 1909, Meriden Daily Journal The Beaton & Corbin Co. is building an addition to its factory on North Main street. This is the second time this concern has found it necessary to get more room in the past two years. Not a factory in the state has been more prosperous during the industrial depression, the employes even working nights. At present they are rushed with orders. April 27 100 Years Ago: 1909, Meriden Daily Journal The Meriden Gas Light company is to send its solicitors into town soon to make a canvas.

They will endeavor to learn how many patrons they are to supply and also how many streets are to be piped. APRIL 29 100 Years Ago: 1909, Meriden Daily Journal Governor Weeks has signed the amended bill by which the Meriden Gas Light company is given the right to extend its mains to Southington and Cheshire and work on the extension will be started within a month. The line will be about nine miles long and there will be from eight to ten miles of laterals. The main line will follow the Meriden and Southington trolley route. —Compiled by Lynne Turdin

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The board of finance unanimously voted to flatline the town budget, but the board split when it came time to set the bottom line for Janowski Southington’s schools. The four Democrats — Glenn Klocko, Ken Beaudoin, Vice Chairman Philip Pomposi and Chairman John Moise — voted to set the budget $1.2 million below the board of education’s request. The majority on the board of finance wants the teachers and administrators to concede salary increases for the coming year to fill the $1.2 million hole. Efforts by the board of finance, indeed all town officials, to minimize the tax increase this year should be applauded. However, the strategy employed by the board of finance is unwise. In the end, the board may get what they want from the unions. But they might not. Regardless of the outcome, their decision is too risky to be praised. The board of finance essentially has decided to “play chicken” with the teachers unions, except the board already said they won’t jump off the track unless the train stops coming, giving the unions a big advantage. Thought experiment: The unions don’t give up their wage increases (which town officials had to approve at some point in time) and the board of education is forced to cut positions. Board of fi-

nance member Robert Triano, who voted against the school budget adopted by the board, estimated the district could lose 30 positions in a “worst case scenario.” Klocko said the board is dealing with a structural deficit. I agree. However, doing structural damage to the town school system won’t improve the structural deficit. The unions that represent Southington’s teachers and administrators can’t escape at least partial blame for the board’s decision. If they had offered a salary freeze to the board of education, or even a partial one, they could have preserved their reputation and stopped this game of chicken before it started. It’s not too late for the unions to show leadership and make such an offer now, either. Many Southington residents have suffered far worse than a wage freeze during the current economic downturn, ranging from outright wage reductions to furloughs and layoffs. Not to mention inflation is hovering around zero, which should hold the cost of living down. I don’t envy the union and administration representatives as they approach the negotiating table, if it comes to that. The town will be at a significant disadvantage given that their hand is already laid out on the table. “It’s just inconceivable that any union would take a hard stance,” Pomposi said, explaining his position on the budget. I think the board of finance just dared them to. — Zachary Janowski

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Letters to the Editor Lions look ahead To the editor: The Lions Club of Southington has been bestowing good deeds in Southington for over 66 years. Since 1942, many individual and community needs have been met each year by the club including: donations to Bread for Life, YMCA Camp Sloper, concerts on the green, college scholarships and many other civic improvements. At the same time, we are dedicated to the global challenge of preventing and treating causes of blindness. However, there is much more to be done. We would like to broaden our community service involvement with such projects as: adopt a local park, sponsor a “walk for sight,” start a Leo Club at the high school, conduct additional eye screenings for the elderly and needy and more. We would like to supply additional funding to the various Lions sight and hearing causes, and the many other local causes that go under-funded. These ambitious endeavors are only possible with your support. We urge you to take stock of your personal interests and time. Come join us in fulfilling our mission: “We Serve.” Our membership is made up of men and women, from various backgrounds, who share a common interest and commitment to bettering the lives of those less fortunate. Find out more about Lions Clubs, the world’s largest service organization, at, or visit the Southington Lions at for more information. If you can find two to four hours a month and four to eight hours a few times a year, we urge you to contact us. Find out what makes Lions the

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Venture fundraiser successful To the editor: On behalf of Venture Crew 1669, I would like to thank the Southington community for making our recent pasta supper fundraiser a success. We served over 100 people and raised enough money for our annual summer camping trip and to make a donation to the National Parks Conservation Association. Venturing is a youth organization sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. It is for young men and women ages 14 to 20. The main focus of the crew is to teach leadership and youth development through high adventure activities. Community service is also an important feature of Venturing. For more information, you can visit our Web site at Thank you again for your support. George Perez Southington The writer is president of Venture Crew 1669.


A Distinct Approach: Foreign Policy Based on Differences By Jacqueline Smith Special to The Citizen The twenty-first century has proven to be anything but easy. Terrorism, economic crises, inequality, poverty—we have faced them all. Now, with a new presidential administration, it is time for Americans to “choose a better future.” At least that’s what President Obama advocated last Thursday in an opinion editorial he published in newspapers throughout the Western Hemisphere. Preparing for the Summit of the Americas, he said that “our hemisphere is faced with a clear choice. We can overcome our shared challenges with a sense of common purpose, or we can stay mired in the old debates of the past.” As his rhetoric suggests, he believes that, “For the sake of all our people, we must choose the future.” Setting aside all arguments concerning the relationship between the government and the press, are President Obama’s suggestions legitimate and appropriate ends which the American people should wholeheartedly support? Are his arguments valid? President Obama assumes that, because the nations he is addressing are in the same hemisphere, they have a “common prosperity” and a “common security.”

With these presuppositions, he concludes that we do not need debates. Rather, we need cooperative action. But when did these principles to which President Obama so readily refers become accepted standards? When did we begin to view the different peoples and nations of the world—or, at the very least, of the Western Hemisphere—as having the same political ends that we do? In his analysis of the American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville referred to “the sentiment of resemblance.” In his observations, he noticed that people living in democracies sought to recognize the similarities among each other, both acknowledging and respecting the humanity of each person. In his book Democracy Without Nations?, Pierre Manent takes this concept further, describing modern man’s “passion for resemblance.” We are no longer satisfied with simply recognizing the humanity in others. Rather, as Manent says, “We are required to see the other as the same as ourselves.” When we begin to notice that someone is different from us, we scold ourselves. Yet, to a society that refuses to dwell on the differences among people—or even among nations—what significance does “same” have anymore? Perhaps “common prosperity” and “common security” are, then, no longer mean-

ingful terms. With his rhetoric of cooperative action, President Obama appears to believe that different nations and different people have common political goals. History, though, shows us that this cannot be the case. As Manent notes, September 11, 2001 revealed the impenetrable differences among various communities. Most of the terrorists hailed from Saudi Arabia, which has close political ties to the United States. They utilized commercial airplanes to decimate the iconic images of world commerce in the world’s capital city—all things that, to this point, had drawn the distant corners of the world closer and closer together. Drawing conclusions from this, Manent says, “Whatever their dimensions and other characteristics, human communities are dense, compact, hard to penetrate; each one is endowed with a distinctive perspective on the world.” Even with increased travel, communication, trade, and other forms of global interaction, human communities remain distinct from one another. In light of this analysis, then, we see that President Obama is approaching America’s relations with the nations of the Western Hemisphere completely devoid of any attachment to political reality. In doing so, he does a great disservice

both to America and to the nations with which he interacts on her behalf. In contrast, John Adams understood the importance of recognizing differences between political communities. When he explained the French’s interest in America’s independence, he continually emphasized “the unquestionable interest of France,” noting that “Her rank, her consideration in Europe, and even her safety and independence were at stake.” He never appealed to interests that the Americans and French shared, pretending that their goals were compatible. Rather, Adams recognized the distinctions between the two nations and maximized on them. Knowing America’s identity, America’s goals, and how America’s goals differed from France’s goals, Adams more capably approached the foreign policy scene. Far from being negative, then, differences are indispensable. Only when we recognize and respect these differences can we take ourselves seriously. And only then can we take the rest of the world seriously. Smith is a graduate of Southington High School, class of 2006. She attends The King's College in New York City.



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Business Briefs Resident honored

Waterford Hotel Group rec e n t l y n a m e d Southington resident Doris Frisina as its Doris Frisina 2008 Associate of the Year during the company’s annual business meeting and awards celebration at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton. A bookkeeper for the Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, operated by the Waterford Hotel Group, Frisi-

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The South End Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization raised $5,403 at its Project Playscape’s 2nd annual Outback Fundraiser held March 28. Outback Steakhouse and its staff donated 100 percent of their profits and time to the event, which brought the total funds raised to date to just under $30,000. Southington Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi Jr., right, takes a chance on one of the many raffles donated by local businesses.


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Obituaries Maryanna Prigitano

Gerald Casey Gerald B. Casey, 95, of Bristol, widower of Marie Anita (Goguen) Casey, to whom he was married for 53 years, died April 16, 2009 at New Britain Hospital of Central Connecticut. He was born Oct. 14, 1913 in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada, and was a son of the late Thomas and Delina (LeBlanc) Casey. A Bristol resident since 1952, he retired from the Hildreth Press after 28 years. He was an avid craftsman, having built his home, a boat and a house trailer. He enjoyed reading and traveling and was a man of great wisdom and love for his family. He was a member of St. Ann

Church, Bristol. The family thanks the nurses and staff at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General for their dignified care and compassion provided to him during his illness. He is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Jeannette Varkal, of New Britain, Muriel and Jack

O’Dell, of Southington, and Pauline Casey, of Bristol; a grandson, John O’Dell; six grandchildren, Vivian, Andrew, Bonita, Matthew, Peter and Maddie O’Dell; first cousins, Laurette and Marie LeBlanc, of New Brunswick, Canada; and several nieces and nephews in the United States and Canada. He was predeceased by a grandson,

Patrick O’Dell. Funeral services were held April 18, 2009 from Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Ann Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann Church Memorial Fund, 180 Laurel St., Bristol, CT 06010.

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Sister Maryanna Prigitano, 76, of St. Thomas Convent, Southington, died April 15, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. Born Dec. 25, 1932 in Meriden, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine (Nadile) Prigitano. She attended Mt. Carmel School in Meriden and graduated from Villa Walsh College in Morristown, N.J., where she became a member of the Order of Religious Teachers Filippini. She was a religious teacher at many Catholic schools in New Jersey and most recently at St. Thomas School. She is survived by a brother, Rocco Prigitano, of Wallingford; three sisters, Margaret Besek, of Meriden, Theresa Santossio, of Shelton, and Evelyn Marchetti, of Meriden; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Anthony Prigitano; and a sister, Rose Mastriannni. A Mass of Christian burial was held April 20, 2009 at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Burial was in Villa Walsh Cemetery, in Morristown, N.J., April 21, 2009. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, is handling the arrangements. Donations in her memory may be sent to to the Religious Teachers Fillippini, Villa Walsh, Morristown,

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Obituaries Genevieve Audet Genevieve Audet, of Bristol, died April 16, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. She was the wife of the late William Audet. Born in Southington to the late Peter and Pauline (Aszklar) Pernal, she had been a lifelong Southington resident. She worked as a salesclerk for WT Grants and before retiring, worked as an interior decorator and salesclerk for her sister, Marion, at Marion’s Curtain Shop in Southington. She was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church. She leaves one brother, Alex Pernal and his wife, Rosemarie, of Bristol; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Marion Lebedenski, and three brothers, Edward, John and Adolph Pernal. Funeral services were held April 20, 2009 from the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, with a Mass of

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Mary Klingerman Mary Ludwig Klingerman, of Southington, after a courageous battle with cancer, succumbed April 13, 2009. She was a beloved sister, mother, wife, grandmother and friend. The daughter of Joseph E. H. Ludwig and Edith Matthews Ludwig, both deceased, she was born July 12, 1944, in Fullerton, Penn., where she grew up with her family and many friends. She was a graduate of Whitehall High School in 1962 and attended East Stroudsburg State College, before marrying Robert Cassidy in 1964, with whom she had sons Brian J. and Sean A. Cassidy. In 1974, she wed her current husband, David Klingerman, and moved to Groton, where she worked at Thames Valley Council for

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Thomas DePaolo Thomas J. DePaolo, 59, of Southington, passed away April 18, 2009 at home. He was born Sept. 9, 1949 in Bristol, the son of the late Joseph A. Jr. and Juanine (Stavola) DePaolo. He had retired in 2004 from the state of Connecticut as a field engineer after 27 years. He was a 1967 graduate of Southington High School and attended a local community college and Porter Business School. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He loved fishing and being outdoors. He was a motorcycle enthusiast. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. He is survived by a brother, Joseph A. DePaolo III and his wife, Patricia; his aunts,

BettyAnn Stavola, of Suffield, Jean Stavola, of Wethersfield, and Frances Stavola, of Niantic; several cousins; and many friends. The funeral was held April 22, 2009 from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Donations may be made in his memory to the Juanine DePaolo Scholarship Fund, c/o TD Bank North, 121 Main St., Southington, CT 06489.

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Medication disposal program — The Southington Water Department, in conjunction with local volunteers, has scheduled a free medication disposal program for town residents, Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the SWD Headquarters, 605 West Queen St., Southington. This free event is an opportunity to clean out medicine cabinets and bring all expired and unwanted medication for proper disposal, including prescription, vitamins, over-the-counter and veterinary. All medicine will be disposed of properly by incineration and no medicine will be reused or resold. Also, thermometers, needles or medical waste of any type will not be accepted. All medicines returned should be in the original bottle with the name and address of the patient crossed off with a permanent marker, which will be available at the event. Leave the name of the medication visible for the pharmacist’s review. A law enforcement officer will be in attendance per state and federal laws. Participants will be asked a few general questions, such as town of residence and why the medication is no longer wanted; no personal information will be requested. For more information, contact Tom West, superintendent of the SWD or Water Commissioner John C. Dobbins at (860) 628-5593. Koenig Memorial Music Series — Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, is presenting the Christopher Koenig Memorial Music Series, featuring the Hartt College of Music — University of Hartford Community Division Youth Orchestra — Opus 89, Saturday, April 25, at 4 p.m.

Koenig and his brother, Robert, had been members of the Hartt Community Suzuki Orchestra, which will be performing. There are no ticket sales for the program, however, a free will donation will be collected at intermission. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the David Einfeldt memorial fund at the Hartt College of Music, to help fund scholarships for young musicians. For more information, call the church office at (860) 628-5595, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Annual breakfast fundraiser — Mulberry Gardens, a premier assisted living, adult day and memory care community, located at 58 Mulberry St. in Plantsville, is hosting its annual breakfast fundraiser Saturday, April 25, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 with proceeds to benefit future Mulberry Gardens’ projects. To register, contact Marie Terzak at (860) 2761020. Stanley-Whitman House trip — The Hannah Woodruff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is planning a field trip to the StanleyWhitman House in Farmington, Saturday, April 25. Members and guests should meet in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington, at 12:30 p.m. The cost for the tour is $3. Computer fair — Come see a variety of computer merchandise at discounted prices at the Cogan Computer Fair April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Southnigton High School Cafeteria. Cost is $7. Sponsored by SHS Bandbackers.



Band Backers alumni meeting — The Southington High School Band Backers have formed an alumni group for former band parents and former band members to support the current efforts of the SHS Marching Band and

Color Guard. The first meeting will be held Monday, April 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Southington High School library, 720 Pleasant St. The group’s vision and mission will be outlined in this meeting. For more information, visit the Web site Informational forum with legislators — State Rep. Denise Merrill, DStorrs/Mansfield, will join state Rep. Zeke Zalaski, DSouthington, and state Rep. Joseph Aresimowicz, DBerlin/Southington, at a scheduled local information forum for town officials and residents to discuss budget and other issues. The forum will be held at The Summit, 261 Summit St., Plantsville, Monday, April 27, at 5 p.m., in the Rosewood Room on the first floor. State Rep. John “Corky” Mazurek, DSouthington/Wolcott, and state Sen. Sam Caligiuri, R16th District, have been invited to attend. Apple Valley Quilters meeting — The Apple Valley Quilters of Southington will meet Monday, April 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road, for an open sew and charity project pillows for breast cancer victims. The meeting is open to the public.



Genealogy group — The Southington Genealogical Society will host a program presented by Ralph Lord Roy of Plantsville, who will speak on the “St. Albans Raid,” the most northerly military action of the Civil War, Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. The talk will be given at the Southington police station located at 69 Lazy Lane. On Oct. 19, 1864, Confederate soldiers who had escaped from federal prisoner-of-war camps came down from Montreal on the small Vermont border city of St. Albans, robbed its banks, shot some residents and tried to

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burn the town down. The attack was intended to hurt the reelection chances of President Abraham Lincoln three weeks later by spreading panic throughout the Union and increasing support for those northerners demanding immediate peace with the Confederacy. Roy was born in St. Albans and heard the story of the raid many times during his years growing up in neighboring Swanton, Vt. The Southington Genealogical Society is scheduled to meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, no obligation to become a member, and no reservations are necessary. Ample parking is available and refreshments will be served. Wonder of Women event — The Women and Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation is hosting the annual Wonder of Women event, Tuesday, April 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. This year’s event will feature author Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, a Hartford native and author of eight novels including “Girls of a Tender Age: A Memoir,” a New York Times Editor’s Choice pick. She has also taught writing at Fairfield University and has participated in writing seminars throughout the U.S. Cost is $50 per person and includes hot hors d’oeuvres stations, dessert and a cash bar. All seats must be reserved in advance and reservations can be made by calling (860) 583-6363. Orchard Valley Garden Club meeting — The Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington will meet Tuesday, April 28, at 10 a.m., at the Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., lower level. Program speaker will be Peter Picone, wildlife biologist for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Wildlife Division, who will discuss improving wildlife habitat with native plants. The business meet-

ing will follow. Reservations are required, by calling Uta Zickfeld at (860) 621-2825 or email



Free Workshop — The Accelerated Nutritional Cleanse and Weight Loss Program designed just for you on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 pm. Lose those winter pounds and keep it off ! Sponsored by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Space is limited, call to reserve a spot (860) 276-9970. McNicholas Family Chiropractic, 31 Liberty St., Suite 110, Southington, CT 06489 Relay for Life meeting — The Southington Relay for Life committee will meet at the Southington High School library, 720 Pleasant St., Wednesday, April 29. Committee meeting begins at 6 p.m. and team captain meetings start at 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed to make this year’s event a success. Relay for Life is an annual 24hour walkathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact trichairs Mary DeCroce at (860) 621-6143, Joyce McAloon at (860) 276-0255, or Rosemary Champagne at (860) 621-8328 or (860) 6210901, or Kristen Alldredge of the American Cancer Society at (203) 563-0738. DePaolo parent orientation — The grade five to grade six Parent Orientation Night at J.A. DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29. Any parent or guardian who has a child entering grade six next year is invited and encouraged to attend, including students currently enrolled in private or parochial schools. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with student-led tours, followed by counselor and student presentations at 7 p.m. The night will conclude with refreshments in


Friday, April 24, 2009 — The Southington Citizen the cafeteria. For more information, contact the school office at (860) 6283260. Kennedy parent orientation — The grade five to grade six Parent Orientation Night at John F. Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St., Plantsville, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29. Any parent or guardian who has a child entering grade six next year is invited and encouraged to attend this informational presentation about programs, curriculum, activities and expectations. Guided tours will begin at 6 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., with a 7 p.m. presentation to follow. For more information, contact the school office at (860) 628-3275. Wood carving demonstration — The Southington Arts and Crafts Association has scheduled the following spring program, which will be held at the Orchards Community Room, 34 Hobart St., Southington: Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m., Wood Carving Demonstration by Jim Mueller, of the Connecticut Wood Carvers Association. This follows a 6:30 p.m. members meeting. For more information call (860) 793-9929. Demonstrations are open to the public free of charge. Space is limited so register early. When emailing instructors, put SACA as a subject line. Visit the Web site for updated information at



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

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“The Hundred Dresses” — Ten children from eight area towns will perform in the Connecticut premiere of “The Hundred Dresses,” based on the 1944 award-winning book by Connecticut author Eleanor Estesat, including Plantsville resident, Sarah Beaulieu, who plays the role of Jack. “The Hundred Dresses” will be presented at Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s Black Box20Theatre, located at 743 N. Mountain Road in Newington. Performances are Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors. Special group rates and party packages are available. Call the theatre at (860) 666-6282 to purchase tickets. For more information on NCTC, visit the Web site



Steeple celebration — The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., has scheduled the first Steeple Celebration, Saturday, May 2. The public is invited to celebrate a historic landmark in Southington’s downtown. From 2 to 5 p.m., events include face painting, clowns, fishing pond, and snacks for children, as well as a dunking booth, weather permitting. Dancing under festive lights is planned from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information, call (860) 6286958. Blood drive — The Southington Fire Department, 310 N. Main St., has scheduled an American Red Cross blood drive, Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Babysitting will be available for children ages 4 and up and there will be fire trucks to ex-

plore. Hamburgers, hot dogs and chili will be served. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-4483543 or visit the Web site Relay For Life fundraiser supper — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington, has scheduled their annual Ham & Bean Supper fundraiser to benefit Southington Relay for Life, Saturday, May 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the parish hall. The menu features freshlybaked ham, coleslaw, potato salad, several varieties of baked beans and homemade apple crisp. Cost is $10 per person and $5 per child under age 12 with a maximum cost of $25 per family. All proceeds support Relay For Life. For more information, call (860) 628-8486.



Walk Against Hunger — Southington Bread For Life has teamed up with Foodshare in the fight against hunger. The 26th annual Walk Against Hunger is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, to raise awareness and funds to help the hungry people of the greater Hartford area and the Southington community. Check-in is at 1 p.m. and the three mile walk will begin at 2 p.m. at Hartford Financial Services Group, 690 Asylum Ave., Hartford. To form a walk team, join an existing team or donate to a team, contact Amy King at (860) 983-9700 or, or Michelle Allaire at (860) 620-0667 or Southington Festival Chorale spring concert — The Southington Festival Chorale has scheduled their annual spring concert, Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington, featuring spirituals, Broadway favorites, and pop songs. There is no charge for admission.A free will donations will be accepted. For information, call Liz at (860) 621-2837.

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We took the kids to Hampton Beach, N.H. to visit their grandparents. They had a great time. They got to visit with their grandmother and grandfather, and spend some time on the beach. Shannon DePodesta Plantsville

We took a trip to the Statue of Liberty. It is an impressive structure. We spent time walking around the island itself, and went up to the base of the statue. We had a great view of New York City from there, even though it was raining. Keina Small Plantsville

We spent some time in Boston. We went to the Children’s Museum. They have a lot of hands-on activities there for the kids. We also spent time at the Boston Aquarium. It was the first time my kids had been to either place, and they really enjoyed the visits. Kim Angelillo Southington We spent a lot of time hiking at Bantam Lake and a lot of time here at the library. We also visited the Kids Museum in Middletown. It was kind of quiet there, but the kids loved it. Tanya Borla Southington

The kids enjoyed hiking the Metacomet Trail with their grandma and grandpa. We also got together with their friends and held a picnic at Panthorn Park. And there was lots and lots of soccer practice mixed in. Tracy Hubert Southington


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He said management rights have “eroded” in negotiations with unions over the years. “I think it’s a small price to pay to keep people’s jobs,” Pomposi said, of the $1.2 million cut. “When should a contract be negotiated? What’s the meaning of life?” Republican board member Wayne Stanforth asked rhetorically. “I don’t know the answers to these questions.”

He said he “fully” supports the budget presented by the board of education. Republican board member Robert Triano said had always told the board of education if they submitted a “bare bones budget” that the board of finance would “do our best to work with it.” Triano said the unions could refuse to take a wage freeze and the administration would have to eliminate teaching positions starting with those with the lowest salaries. “In the worst case scenario, we’re looking at the possibility of losing 30 or more teaching positions,” he explained. “I think it’s too

much of a gamble.” Klocko said he expects a “more significant problem next year.” “My point of view is a little bit more longrange,” he said. “This is not just a business cycle deficit,” he explained, calling it instead a “structural deficit.” “Our expenses are growing at a more rapid rate than our revenues,” Klocko said. “On a normal year coming in with a 2.9 (percent increase) is a great budget, but this is not a normal year,” said Beaudoin. “It’s out of our control.” He also echoed the point made several of his col-


leagues that employees on the town side had already given up their salary increases, as had Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi Jr. “It’s almost like we hand the cuts from the town side over to the board of ed side,” Beaudoin said. “Southington is not unique. We’re asking for cooperation,” Pomposi said. “It’s just inconceivable that any union would take a hard stance.” During public comment before the vote, Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski, a Republican, cautioned the board of finance.



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“Please remember the one thing we have as elected officials is the ability to control our actions,” Goralski said, contrasting that with the ability to control the actions of others and their unions. The board did not have extended discussions about the town side of the budget, although Pomposi described it as the “most difficult budget on the town side that I’ve been involved with.” “This is a goal I had set to give the taxpayers a break,” Moise said, of flat-lining the town budget. The town council will hold a public hearing on the budget April 27 at 7 p.m.


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Chamber Continued from page 1 duced, while goodbyes and thanks were offered to retiring directors Dave Cayer, Mark Lovely and Joan Harkness. After dinner, the awards portion of the program took place. Michael Ferreri, the owner of Corporate Risk Solutions, received the Riccio Brothers Business Person of the Year award, while the Gail DePaolo Community Spirit award was presented to John Myers of the Southington-Cheshire

YMCA. Another Y employee, Christina Simms, received the Ann Hauver Employee of the Year award. Four Public Service Awards were presented to David Kanute, Marty Jansen, Harold Kane and David Derynoski in honor of their many years of uncompensated public service on the town’s municipal boards and commissions. Together, the four men have amassed more than 110 years of public service. The highlight of this portion of the awards ceremony came when the assembled crowd rose as one to sing “Happy Birthday” to Harold

Kane, who celebrated his 90th birthday that day. “The recipients are worthy of recognition and the chamber of commerce is proud to continue to sponsor the annual awards,” said Chamber President Art Secondo. Chamber Beautification Awards were awarded to the owners of Cava Restaurant, Air Temp Mechanical, Slider’s Sports Bar, Dean’s Stove and Spa, Liberty Centre and Steve’s Restaurant because of their positive impact on the town’s appearance either through new construction or renovations to an existing building.

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College Continued from page 19 New Britain, Newington, Plainville and Southington. The scholarship will be awarded by Dec. 1. For more information, contact Emilie Yukna, AAUW Scholarship Committee, at (860) 828-6227.

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Obituaries Zenobia Jordon Zenobia (Trzcionka) Jordon, 86, of New Britain, died April 18, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was born in Poland and has lived in New Britain since 1956, emigrating from Belgium. She was formerly employed by Pratt & Whitney in West Hartford and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother and her greatest joys were her family and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Jordon; a son, Lester Makowski and his wife, Pat, and a daughter, Barbara Drezek, all of Southington. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Diane Kane and her husband, Michael, of Willington, and Jason and

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Former Blue Knights lacrosse star leading the way at Keene State til after the Owls lost in overtime, 19-18, to New England College. “I found out right when Southington is known for breeding all kinds of athletes the game was over, the anfor future levels in a variety nouncer said that (I broke of sports. One of the sports the record) and I was like yet to really make its mark what?” Albert said. “We were pretty bummed about on that list was girls the loss, but once we lacrosse. Well, no got to the locker longer is that the room, everyone was truth. like congrats, that’s Jamie Albert, a awesome, that’s a former Southington great accomplishgirls lacrosse standment.” out, is now in her Even Mason, no second year at longer with the team, Keene State and amongst the best Jamie Albert recognized the acplayers in her conference. complishment. “After the game, my coach She made history on April 6 when she broke the record from last year (Mason) called for goals scored in a single me and was like ‘congratulagame with 10, a record held tions, you beat my record, by her coach from freshman but I’m so proud of you and I’m glad it’s you,’” Albert year, Michelle Mason. It was a bittersweet mo- said. ment for Jamie, who did not find out about the record unSee Albert, page 44 By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

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Jamie Albert drives to goal, a skill that Albert’s coach, Katie Arsenault, says is one of her best. “She has the ability to drive on any defense,” says Arsenault.

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The UConn women celebrated their sixth national title and third undefeated season in Hartford on April 19, parading around the city on a double-decker bus before arriving at the Capitol where they spoke to their fans and took pictures with Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

Baseball off to a rough start By Sarah Gomes The Southington Citizen Heading into this week, the Southington baseball team held a .500 record and one that Blue Knights hope to improve upon as the season progresses. “It’s slightly disappointing I think for the guys,” head coach Steve Matyczyk said. “It’s just one of those things that you have to keep them positive and push them to bounce back; I think the kids will respond.” A close win this season came against South Windsor where the Blue Knights recorded a 7-6 victory with a 3-for-3, three-run performance from Justin Sieracki. “Justin’s a really good kid and he’s been working very hard,” Matyczyk said. “He’s done a great job for us, he’s a very intense kid and I hope it rubs off on the kids and they feed off of it.” On the other side of the ball, pitcher Mark Cole has accounted for more than half of the overall strikeouts for

the Blue Knights this season. “He’s been keeping us in games and had one game with 12 strikeouts,” Matyczyk said. “If we only score two or three runs a game, it is a lot to ask a pitcher in a game with aluminum bats in high school to carry the team to a win.” Matyczyk further expressed his concern in terms of consistency at the plate. “We have had sporadic contributions,” Matyczyk said. “We need to be more consistent if we want to get where we want to go.” After the third loss of the season at the hands of Wethersfield, Southington faced off against Berlin and their head coach knew going in what needed to be done to see success. “Hopefully we get better at bats and our pitch selection improves,” Matyczyk said. “They have some great pitchers so we need to take advantage when we get guys on base.”

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Shuttle Bus PARKING & SHUTTLE INFORMATION SATURDAY & SUNDAY April 25 and April 26 FESTIVAL VISITORS MAY PARK AND RIDE FROM THESE LOCATIONS • Orville H. Platt H.S. 220 Coe Avenue • H.C. Wilcox Technical School - 275 Oregon Road • HUB Downtown Meriden 88 State Street

FESTIVAL SHUTTLE HOURS SATURDAY, APRIL 25 FREE Shuttle Buses will transport Festival Goers TO Hubbard Park beginning at 8 AM, stopping at 8 PM and FROM Hubbard Park beginning at 9 AM and stopping at 9 PM. SUNDAY, APRIL 26 FREE Shuttle Buses will transport Festival Goers TO Hubbard Park beginning at 8 AM, and the LAST BUS will leave the park at 5 PM.

HANDICAPPED PARKING AND ACCESSIBILITY Individuals with a valid handicapped parking sticker may park in Ragozzino’s parking lot 71 Chamberlain Highway, and will be transported to the park via handicap access vans. All the events offered at the Daffodil Festival are handicap accessible. Once inside the park, rides will be provided in our handicap accessible golf cart to those individuals who require additional assistance. For additional information please call the Daffodil Hotline, 203-630-4279 or visit our website at

FESTIVAL PARKING DOWNTOWN HUB West Bound I-691 take Exit 7, bear left onto State continue on State Street through stop sign. Continue about a 1/4 of a mile. Festival Parking will be on your left at 88 State Street.

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BOYS AND COED Top Six Coed 4x100: Cheshire 47.63 Ashia Wright, Sam Alberino, Joe Gagliardi, Marcus Wright; Southington 47.94; Maloney 48.37; Platt 49.82; Lyman Hall 52.11; Sheehan 53.08. 110 Hurdles: Southington 15.05 Chris Kelly; Cheshire 15.29 Barun; Platt 15.96 Travaughn; Sheehan 17.04 Szeligowski; Lyman Hall 18.7 Coran; 100m Dash: Cheshire 11.39 Joe Gagliardi; Cog. 11.46 Benjunas; Cheshire 11.76 Chakraborty; Platt 11.78 Travaughn; Southington 11.85 Lewis; Cog. 11.94 Smith. Javelin: Sheehan 173.4 Kevin Gilhuly; Southington 157.4 Rodrigues; Cheshire 156.9 Mezzachahe; Platt 145.2 Ives; Southington 143 Waltess; Platt 139.3 Beale. Long Jump; Cheshire 19’ 6 1/2” Jake Scinto; Platt 19’ 4” Vorgas; Cheshire 19’ 3 1/2” Majrin; Platt 18’ 3 1/2” Dejesus; Southington 18’ 1/2” Rhodd; Maloney 18’ 1” Dingwell. High Jump; Maloney 5’ 11” Jakeese Dingwell; Lyman Hall 5’ 10” Russo ; Maloney 5’ 7” Ortiz; Platt 5’ 5” Rogers; Cog. 5’ 3” Donecker; Sheehan 5’ 2” Smith. 1600m: Cog. 4:45.3 Alex Morrin; Sheehan 4:45.5 Dorsey; Southington 4:48.6 Wilcox; Southington 4:54.4 Albert; Maloney 5:03.5 Ingeno; Southington 5:07.2 Doherty. Triple Jump: Cheshire 41’ 4 1/2” Orlando Mairin; Sheehan 38’ 1 3/4” Szeligowski; Platt 36’ 4 1/2” Neysmith; Cheshire 35’ 11 3/4” Wang; Cog. 35’ 6” Donecker; Platt 35’ 4 1/2” Dejesus. 400m: Sheehan 52.7 Robert Averill; Southington 56.6 Casale; Lyman Hall 60.0 Nigro; Maloney 61.1 Bookey; Sheehan 62.4 Gingras; Discus; Lyman Hall 126’ 6 1/2” Comette; Sheehan 124’ 11” Gilhuly ; Cheshire 110’ 10” Stevenson; Cheshire 107’ 8” Albanese; Platt 98’ 11” Murphy; Southington 97’ 6” Daly. 800m: Sheehan 2:05.9 Nick Taglianetti ; Cog. 2:06.3 Miller; Lyman Hall 2:09.2 Cornwall; Southington 2:09.9 Brown; Lyman Hall 2:12.4 Nigro; Lyman Hall 2:12. 7 Koran. 200m: Cheshire 22.2 Marcus Wright; Maloney 23.3 Raye; Southington 23.6 Rhodd; Sheehan 23.7 Averill; Cog. 23.8 Benjaras; Southington 23.9 Rodrigues. Pole Vault: Platt 11’ 6” Justin Rogers; Lyman Hall 11’ 1” Reminski; Lyman Hall 11’ 0” Fekeits; Sheehan 10’ 9” Somers; Southington 10’ 0” Comaty; Southington 9’ 6” Gamache; Shot: Cheshire, 43-5, Dan Mazzacane; Cheshire 41’ 9” Stevenson ; Southington 39’ 5 1/2” Daly ; Lyman Hall 39’ 3 1/2” Comette; Southington 38’ 4 1/2” Rodrigues; Southington 37’ 8 1/2” Murphy. 3200m: Cog. 10:35.0 Alex Morrin; Sheehan 11:09.3 Lupoli; Cog. 11:19.2 Casciano; Southington 11:36.9 Monteleone; Southington 11:37.9 Groom; Maloney 11:38.6 Covey. Coed 4x4: Cog. 4:02.5 Taylor Maus, Emily Ide, Mike Miller, Sheehan Michael; Platt 4:04.13 ; Sheehan 4:04.41; Cheshire 4:22.54. GIRLS Top Six 100m Hurdles: Platt 16.14 Chelsea Garlock; Sheehan 17.03 Gabby Lupoli; Sheehan 17.2; Patidar; Cheshire 17.63 Rajendran; Lyman Hall 18.07 Harrington; Platt 18.56 Boyles. 100m Dash: Cheshire 12.91 Ashia Wright; Cheshire 13.62 Alberino; Sheehan 13.64 Spiteri; Southington 13.71 Solomon ; Lyman Hall 13.94 Dudley; Cheshire 14.14 Seggerman. 1600m: Cog. 5:57.9 Emily Halligan; Southington 6:19.2 Cunningham; Maloney 6:31.2 Munoz; Platt 6:35.1 Ward;Cog. 3:39.3 Rogers; Southington 6:39.6 Fazzolari. Javelin: Cheshire 96’ Taylor M.; Cog. 88’ 5” Tudell; Sheehan 77’ 6” Bjornberg; Sheehan 76’ 5” Romania; Maloney 72’ 1” Philips; Maloney 71’ 1” Felix. Long Jump: Maloney 15’ 7 1/2” Kelsey Gordin;P latt 15’ 4” Garlock; Sheehan 14’ 7 1/2” Spiteri ; Southington 14’ 7 1/2” Lulevitch; Cheshire 14’ 7” Hedden ; Cheshire 14’ Wright. High Jump: Cheshire 4’ 9” Lavanya Rajendan; Lyman Hall 4’ 6” Bush; Sheehan 4’ 5” Read. Triple Jump: Southington 31’ 10 1/2” Nicole Lulevitch; Sheehan 31’ 9” Lupoli; Sheehan 30’ 8” Patidar;Platt 30’ 7” Highsmith; Cheshire 29’ 3” Wright; Cheshire 28’ 8” Hedden. 400m: Sheehan 64.9 Shannon Corbett; Cheshire 66.0 Altieri ; Platt 66.5 Diaz; Sheehan 66.8 Conway; Maloney 1:11.5 Knealy;Lyman Hall 1:13.6 Szacwacki. 800m: Cheshire 2:38.0 Caitlyn Crisculo; Cog. 2:39.4 Halligan; Southington 2:44.0 Malinowski; Cheshire 2: 45.6 Ptaszynski; Platt 2:48.8 Prescott; Lyman Hall 2:51.7 Edgar. Discus: Sheehan 98’ 0” Jennifer Leno ; Lyman Hall 90’ 10” Batzinger; Lyman Hall 77’ 10 1/2” Woznicki; Maloney 71’ 1” Sullivan ; Maloney 61’ 6” Filips; Sheehan 59’ 6” Bullock. 200m: Southington 28.1 Alexa Cox; Southington 28.6 Sisk ; Cheshire 28.6 Schmidt; Cog 29.5 Maus; Platt 31.9 Levy; Cheshire 30.0 Benson. Pole Vault: Southington 10’ 6” Saucier; Cheshire 9’ 4” Jackson ; Southington 8’ 6” Washer; Southington 7’ 0” Jocobs; Cheshire 7’ 0” Swanson. Shot: Sheehan 32’ 1” Jennifer Leno; Lyman Hall 30’ 6” Woznicki; Lyman Hall 27’ 2 1/2” Batzinger; Lyman Hall 25’ 5” Volpe; Sheehan 25’ 3” Bullock. 3200m: Southington 13:34 Olivia Heart; Southington 13:36.6 Dzvibeh; Cheshire 13:38.5 Morris; Cog. 14:11.8 Sheridan; Cog. 15:07.9 Staneika; Cog. 15:42 Kokoszvia.


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Girls lacrosse starts season hot

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By Sarah Gomes The Southington Citizen

Jim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara, Golf Sr. Captain No. 1 Varsity player Favorite class: Pre-calculus, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty easy to me. Favorite movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Gilmore,â&#x20AC;? itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a classic. What do you do in your spare time? Hang out with friends, just relax. Favorite sport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not golf: College football. Favorite club to use: 3wood, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m most confident with it. Rough or Sand: Rough. Toughest competition: Simsbury, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won Division I at states the last four years. Biggest team obstacle? We basically lost our top five from last year; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the only one left, but we have a couple of good players and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking to see what we can do. Is there pressure as the top player? I was number one last year, but there is a little bit of pressure because I want to play well and do the best I can do. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your greatest accomplishment? Last year, even with four seniors, I was still number one and had a strong season. Most embarrassing moment youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced: I was with another player

After winning only three games last season, the Southington girls lacrosse team opened 2009 on fire, going 2-0 out of the gate. Head coach Amy Clark knows it gave the Blue Knights an early season boost. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a confidence booster for the girls,â&#x20AC;? Clark said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had been working really hard heading into the season and continue to now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paying off.â&#x20AC;? Southington kicked off the season with a 17-1 victory over Bacon Academy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came out ready to play and we just shined,â&#x20AC;? Clark said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played as a team and worked together, they gave it their all.â&#x20AC;? Scoring doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be lacking on this Blue Knight squad with a total of 32 balls in the net in both the Bacon

and he had a driver on the first hole and he topped the ball so bad it went like two inches off the tee. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your favorite shot? I love hitting a drive right down the middle of the fairway. How are you feeling this season? April vacation was good. I kind of figured out my swing and it was good

time off, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m feeling pretty confident right now as the season begins. Season goal: Win the state championship. Future aspirations: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to University of Rhode Island. I thought about playing golf in college and I got a couple of e-mails from coaches, but I just want to enjoy college.


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Academy win, along with the 15-13 victory against Ridgefield two days later, with the leadership up front in a pair of senior captains and junior Hyla Costella. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hyla is out center and our go-to player,â&#x20AC;? Clark said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is great on defense, great in transition and knows how to put the ball in the net. Senior captains Bridgett Sheehan and Emily Roche have also been solid for us on the offensive side of the ball.â&#x20AC;? With those three heading the top of the field, the trio of captain Mackenzie Angel, Shelby Jatiello and Catherine Ross act as a tough wall to break in the back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The three of them talk to each other well and are focused,â&#x20AC;? Clark said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They definitely run that defense.â&#x20AC;? Although the Blue






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That singular performance earned Albert women’s lacrosse Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week. In her rookie season, she was fifth on the team in goals scored and started in 14 of the 18 games she played. This year, she has stepped into the leadership role, starting every game as a sophomore and leading the team in goals. “If someone isn’t stepping up or leading, she is the player that sets the tone,” said

first-year head coach Katie Arsenault. “It’s pretty cool right now, to be able to be the leading scorer,” Albert admits. Still, selfishness is not a trait that would describe her. “If she sees a pass, she’ll go ahead and take it,” Arsenault said. So what has allowed Albert to be so good so soon? “Growing up in Southington enabled me to have that competitive edge and realize that given competition, you always want to win,” Albert said. “Coming to college, I was ready to compete and ready to play.” That growing-up process started in middle school for Albert, which is when she



because she can play the whole field. “I really enjoy playing center, I get to play both defense and offense; I get to move up and down the field so I don’t have to stay strictly on offense,” Albert explains. In her position, though, she is counted on to make plays, something Jamie has no problem doing, much in part, to her Southington High past. “I like having the ball in big spots,” Albert said. “When we’re down by one and we need that goal, I want it. I think that in high school I gained a lot of confidence in lacrosse. It helped me a lot now in college being able to feel comfortable with the ball, especially in big time positions.” A statement that Albert’s current coach, Katie Arsenault, agrees with.

first started playing lacrosse. “I started playing in sixth grade in that league in Southington and then we started playing other towns and that was fun,” said Albert. “I got to high school and it got more serious.” In high school, Jamie started on varsity as a freshman, getting the opportunity to “jump right in” as she explained, and play in competitive games. “I learned a lot of leadership in Southington because my freshman year I was the little girl and I was able to watch all the other girls for the four years I went there,” she said. “I had Coach Doreen Leahy and she was the type of coach where she just cared so much about the sport and the girls so she helped us in that aspect.” As a senior in high school, Albert began playing center, which is where she plays in college, a position she enjoys

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35 assists. Gianacopolos was pleased with how the team played at the net. “You don’t see one guy going up and then another,” he said. “We’re working well together on the blocks. We did well against them; we shut their powerhouse hitter down.”


The Blue Knights boys’ volleyball team has yet to lose a regular season game since the spring of 2007, but so far so good? Not quite. “You can go into a match having the confidence that you can achieve your goal and win,” head coach Lou Gianacopolos said, reacting to a win against Fermi. “One of our goals today, which I don’t think we met, was to not play their game, not play the level of their game that we’re not accustomed to.” Even with a lackluster performance against Fermi, the Blue Knights won easily, taking the match 3-0, and did not give up more than 19 points in any game. Still, it wasn’t all bad against Fermi. “One of our goals was to try to serve aggressively and try to practice that,” Gianacopolos said. “Ryan Charamut was amazing with the serves and aces; it was the first time that he aggressively went at the jump serve.” Charamut has been key to the Knights early season success, filling up the stat line against Fermi, going 25 for 25 on his service chances, including six aces and a 14 point run in game one, along

After similar results in two vastly different games, the Knights had a back-toback against Shelton and Simsbury that coach felt was what the team needed to gain some momentum. “Shelton and Simsbury are going to help us to get started in the flow,” Gianacopolos said. And a flow it did, as the Blue Knights easily dispatched a notoriously good Shelton team. It started off with a tight game that the Knights barely won, 25-22. It was all downhill after that. “It was a good test, the first game. In the second game, Shelton seemed to say, ‘we gave it our best shot, what do we do now?’” Gianacopolos said. However, the game that looms the largest on the upcoming schedule for the Blue Knights is a showdown with


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“She’s a good go-to player; you can always rely on her because she’s very consistent with her play.” The downside of playing such a difficult position is that there are constant improvements that need to be made. “It would help if her conditioning was a little bit better just because she plays center; she plays the whole field and she’s running back and forth so you can’t keep her in the whole game, but that’s with any center really; it’s rare that you see a center that can last the whole time,” Arsenault said. “I have to improve on my accuracy of shooting, I’m not that accurate,” Albert said laughing. When asked if she had to chase after a lot of balls that she shot past the net during practice, Albert replied simply, “yea...” But remember, Albert is still a college student and she enjoys every minute of her time at Keene. “Keene, New Hampshire is a beautiful town,” Albert said. “It’s a different experience than Southington because it’s a small quaint kind of town. It’s just really cool. Plus, I love playing in the

Knights led off the season 2-0, they dropped the next pair of games, but according to their head coach, it’s not because of a lack of effort. “We’ve been trying a few different lineups, we’re not doing any particular thing differently we just faced tougher teams,” Clark said. “The girls are always working hard.” Looking ahead, first-year coach Clark sees what can be accomplished by this squad. “This team definitely has a lot of potential because they all have the heart, they all work hard and they all have the skill to be successful,” she said. “We are all learning everyday; they are learning my style of coaching and I am learning more and more about the players.” Although optimism erodes from Clark, she isn’t looking too far ahead by any means. “We’re just going to take it one game at a time,” she said.

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to do last year, falling to Southern Maine in the semi-finals. “We’re the only team at Keene not to win a NCAA D-III championship,” Arsenault said. Either way, when the season comes to a close, Albert will come home for the summer and cheer on her old teammates, which she always looks forward to. “I absolutely enjoy coming home,” Albert said. “I still know a few of the girls on the team so it’s always good to go back and watch them and to see how they’ve improved over the past few years. I’m pretty close with Bridget Sheehan, so I talk with her and she tells me about the game and everything and she’s a senior this year so she’s pretty excited about everything.” Albert returns to Southington now as the proud alum of a quickly expanding lacrosse program. “Southington lacrosse has grown so much,” she said. “When I started, it was in sixth grade and before that they never had programs for the younger girls.” Now they have programs starting as early as first grade. “So just the Submitted photo fact that it’s starting earlier Jamie Albert set a record at Keene State shows that you’re going to keep going.” for the most goals in a single game. LEC.” “I don’t think I’ve ever seen Jamie have a bad day,” Arsenault said. This year, Albert explains, the goals for the team are to make it to the Division III NCAAs, something they failed


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many other amazing women who auditioned for the part. I feel completely honored,” said Fontana. The Warner Theatre, built in 1931 and originally described as “Connecticut’s Most Beautiful Theatre,” has a seating capacity of roughly 1,800. Leone believes the large audiences to be but one of the many components that attracted him to the Warner Theatre. “In my opinion, the Warner Theatre is one of the best places to perform regional

theater in the state. How often do you get to perform in front of houses of over 1,000 people? The sets, the costumes, the talent; all of them are first class,” said Leone. Leone began performing alongside his father, “The Great Leone,” during his magic shows when he was very young. As his comfort level onstage increased, Leone decided to join the summer theater program in Southington in 1993 and since then has consistently participated in theater both in the Southington community, as well as throughout Connecticut. Like Leone, Fontana’s first experience in musical theater was with the Southing-

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Southington Hardware, Pultz & Walkley, and A.P. Plant Co. have been extensively researched and are included in a large industrial display in two rooms of the historical society’s museum in the former public library building at 239 Main St. Wildman-Schrier, who has been a member of the historical society for more than three years, has been working with local historians Melvin Schneidermeyer, Carl Sokolowski and Brian Donohue to establish the museum’s industrial rooms. “It’s a work in progress,” she said, adding she’s more than happy with the results. More than a dozen people turned out for WildmanSchrier’s lecture March 28. After the computer slide show, most toured the historical society’s industrial displays.

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The sense of unity when performing in a show, the lasting friendships forged during demanding rehearsals, and the rush of performing live in front of thousands of people is what keeps Leone and Fontana coming back for more. “The experience is amazing. It’s absolutely breathtaking when you step on the stage, and you are able to bring your character to life, tell their story and connect with the audience,” said Fontana. Leone struggled to pinpoint exactly how it feels when he steps onto the stage. “It’s a rush to say the least. I will never forget the first time I performed at the Warner Theatre, for about 1,200 people. As soon as I stepped on the stage, I knew that this was exactly where I wanted to be.” “Aida” will be performed at the Warner Theatre May 3, at 2 p.m., and May 2, 8 and 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling the box office at (860) 489-7180. For more information about “Aida” or the Warner Theatre at



ton Youth Summer Theater program. “I remember working with Lynn Fusco, Marc Bovino, Leigh Radziwon, Lindsey Chute and Lisa Carroll when I first started performing. After working with them, I had caught the theater bug and I was hooked! They all really helped me to grow as an actress and a performer,” said Fontana. Both Fontana and Leone have several years of musical and dramatic training to contribute to the talented cast of “Aida.” The production’s stage manager, Donna Williams, describes both Fontana and Leone as “phenomenal” performers. While they both enjoy musical theater as a hobby they participate in when they have spare time, Fontana gladly admitted that she often dreams of a career as a performer. “While I know that theater will probably just remain a hobby for me, which I would be completely happy with, I am definitely not against the idea of doing it more often, or having it be a bigger part of my life in the future,” said Fontana.



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We Are …

The Green Generation Next year, in 2010, the world will observe the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The celebration begins this year on Earth Day, April 22. One of the goals of Earth Day over the next year is to encourage people of all ages and nationalities to become part of a “green generation.” This means: • ending our need for fossil fuels*, including coal; • making each of us more responsible for what we consume, or use; • creating “green” jobs and making our schools more environmentally friendly.

Color this water cycle diagram and hang it in your room or classroom to remind you to conserve our precious water!

NASA photo

*Fossil fuels are made from the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. These fuels include oil and natural gas.

Water wise Of course, there’s much more to being “green.” In honor of Earth Day 2009, The Mini Page talked to experts at Earth Day Network about one of our planet’s most valuable resources: water.

The water cycle Nature recycles water over and over again. Here’s how it works: 1. The sun shines on lakes, rivers, streams and oceans. Heat turns water into invisible water vapor. This is called evaporation. 2. The vapor rises into the sky, where it cools. When it gets cold enough, the vapor turns into clouds. This is condensation.

3. The clouds get cooler. Tiny drops of water vapor turn into rain, snow, sleet or hail. We call this precipitation. 4. Most precipitation falls back into the ocean, but some falls on land. Most of the water eventually finds its way back into the ocean through rivers and underground sources. The cycle starts over again.

Water by the numbers

Water = Life

• 70 percent of our planet is water. • 97 percent of that water is salt water. • 2 percent of our water is frozen in glaciers or ice caps. • Less than 1 percent of the Earth’s water is freshwater that we can drink.

Every living thing on Earth needs water to survive. Humans can live only about three days without water. But humans and animals can’t drink salt water from the oceans. So we have to conserve, or save, water when we can.

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Water in Our World

Why a shortage? If we are using the same water over and over, why are we running out? Experts say there are two reasons: 1. Supply — The amount of water may be the same, but the quality is worse. More pollutants in water today may make it unsafe to drink. 2. Demand — We use 70 percent of our water for growing crops. The Earth has more and more people all the time. The way we use our water is affecting how much we have available. photo by Gene Alexander, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

How do we use water at home? Water worries People in the United States are used to having and using a lot of water. • Our appliances that use water, such as washing machines and dishwashers, may be inefficient, or wasteful. • Many of our toilets, especially older ones, may use more water than is necessary. • In dry areas, such as the Southwest, people may still use a lot of water to grow grass lawns. • Even in the Northeast and Northwest, where there is more water, people can be wasteful in using it.

Water treatment Filtering, or cleaning, our water uses a lot of energy. When we waste treated water, we are sending not just water but energy costs down the drain.

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Mini Spy . . .

Drinking contaminated, or polluted, water can make people very sick. Around the world, more children under the age of 5 die from water-related diseases than from any other cause. About one out of every six people on the planet is not able to get clean water. These problems are the most serious in Africa, southern Asia and South America.

Getting clean water The water you drink probably comes from a water treatment plant. It is filtered before it is sent out to your house or school. But in many parts of the world, people drink water straight from ponds or streams. The water may contain germs or small creatures that make people sick. This boy in the Democratic Republic of Congo carries water, probably for cooking, drinking or bathing.

photo by Ken Wiegand, courtesy USAID

Our planet needs water for many different things. • Plants, both wild and farmed, need water to grow. • Animals, including humans, need water to live. • We use water for manufacturing products. • We use water for transportation on rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Brown Basset ws TRY ’N The Ned’s n FIND u Ho Words that remind us of Earth Day and water are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: GENERATION, ANNIVERSARY, EARTH, DAY, GREEN, DRIP, RESOURCE, WATER, CYCLE, EVAPORATION, CONDENSATION, DRINK, PRECIPITATION, CONSERVE, CONTAMINATED, BACTERIA, COLD, NUTRIENT, NELSON. C O N T A M I N A T E D R I P LITTER E C G J Y R A S R E V I N N A BUGS ME! C O R E T A W T N E I R T U N R N E L S O N A I R E T C A B U S E C O N D E N S A T I O N O E N Y A D R I N K H T R A E S R Q C B N O I T A R E N E G E V A P O R A T I O N D L O C R E N O I T A T I P I C E R P TM

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SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. APPEAL #5694A, Application of Faith Living Church for special exception approval to host their annual children’s event beginning 6/19/2009 through 8/1/2009 under Sections 4-01.31 & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 12 Grove Street & 735 Main Street at the intersection of Grove Street & Main Street in a CB zone. B. APPEAL #5698A, Application of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church for a variance to install an 8’x40’, 320 sq. ft. steel storage shed for church use where 200 sq. ft. is allowed under Section 2-01AA1 of the Zoning Regulations, 531 Woodruff Street at the intersection with Pleasant Street in an R-20/25 zone. C. APPEAL #5699A, Application of Steven R. & Patricia Lord to vary the lot area requirement of 67,500 sq. ft. to 49,590 sq. ft. to allow the creation of a rear lot under Section 11-14.4 of the Zoning Regulations, 26 Pine Street, 175 feet north of the intersection with Marion Avenue in an R-20/25 zone. D. APPEAL #5700A, Application of Hawk’s Landing CC for special exception approval to modify previous approval & to allow 10 days of amplified music until 10:00 p.m. on outside deck under Sections 3-01.31C & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 201 Pattonwood Drive in an R-80 zone. E. APPEAL #5701A, Application of TD Homer’s Sports Grill for special exception approval to allow liquor to be served on outside patio under Sections 4-03.32A, 1104, & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 461 Queen Street, property of ACG Properties, LLC at the intersection with Laning Street in a B zone. F. APPEAL #5702A, Application of Brad J. & Margarita Scobbo to vary the side yard setback to 16.27’ where 20’ is required for an addition to an existing home under Sections 7A-00 & 15-04 of the Zoning Regulations, 7 Barbara Lane, property of Brad J. & Margarita Scobbo at the intersection with Buckland Street in an R-20/25 zone. G. APPEAL #5703A, Application of RAN, LLC for special exception approval to allow a package store liquor permit at this location under Sections 4-03.32A, 11-04 & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 826-842 Queen Street, property of John A. Senese, c/o Calco Realty at the intersection with Aircraft Road in a B zone. H. APPEAL #5704A, Application of The Apple Harvest Committee for special exception approval for permission to conduct the 41st Apple Harvest Festival on October 2, 3 & 4 and October 9, 10 & 11 under Sections 4-01.31A & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 75 Main Street (Town Green & adjoining area), property of Town of Southington in a CB zone. Dated this 14th day of April, 2009 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS JOSEPH LAPORTE, CHAIRMAN

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN COUNCIL TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON APRIL 27, 2009 The Town Council will hold a public hearing on the Town’s proposed fiscal year 2009/2010 budget. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 27, 2009 at DePaolo School auditorium, 385 Pleasant Street, Southington, Connecticut. The fiscal year 2009 / 2010 proposed General Fund budget may be summarized as follows:

General Gov’t - Operating General Gov’t - Debt Education - Operating Education - Capital Education - Debt Total

Current Year Adopted 2008 / 2009 Budget $36,217,286 3,063,941 75,344,888 100,000 3,102,153 $117,828,268

The anticipated revenues are as follows: State & Federal Grants Charges for services Prior, prorated and supplemental auto taxes Fund Balance Utilized Current Taxes required to fund budget

$23,199,317 3,532,556 1,400,000 495,000 90,207,501 $118,834,374

Total Sanitary Sewer Fund Budget:

Sewer Office Sewer Plant Fringes Debt Total

Current Year Adopted 2008 / 2009 Budget $107,414 3,060,968 209,453 136,723 $3,514,558

Animal Control Fund Budget:

Operating & Fringes

Board of Finance Proposed 2009 / 2010 Budget $38,032,065 3,031,321 76,333,307 117,000 3,320,681 $118,834,374

Current Year Adopted 2008 / 2009 Budget $202,261


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Agent Approval Please be advised that the proposed removal/replaceBoard of Finance Proposed ment of ski lift located at Mt. 2009 / 2010 Budget Southington Ski Area will pose no greater than a min$107,414 imal effect upon the wet3,608,105 lands or watercourses on the property. Erosion con221,348 trols shall be installed to 133,323 contain all disturbed areas. $4,070,190 This notice shall be published at the applicant’s expense in a local newspaper. Board of Finance Proposed 2009 / 2010 Budget $202,935

Board of Finance Proposed Fiscal 2009/2010 Budget may be viewed on the Town website: TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON John Weichsel Town Manager

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REFRIGERATOR 14 cu. ft (GE Hotpoint) - $ 85 AIR CONDITIONER 5000 btu (Fedders Lloyd) - $ 65 Call (203) 608-0457 REFRIGERATOR 23 cubic ft, almond $225; STOVE GE elec, almond w/black flat top $300; DISHWASHER Magic Chef black $125; MICROWAVE Amana black $75. All great condition (renovating kitchen); OR $600 for all. Call 203 694-8497 6am - 4pm; After 4 call 203 494-9154 or 203 238-4136 RUG 5x7 cranberry/seafoam/ taupe, fringed. Exc. $35 (203) 294-9696 STOVE & refrigerator. Very good condition. $60/each. $100/ both. U take away! Call 203-927-4342 please leave message.

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FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 4 TIRES Pirelli 205/60R15-less than 500 miles pd $525.00 fall 2008. Asking $350. Call John 203-535-5391


4 CUSHION Couch, beige w/light floral print, $75; Maple coffee table w/matching end table, $75; Queen Anne needlepoint chair, $30. (203) 265-0607

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WHITE PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE. $40. CALL 203-2657186

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. PLAYSCAPE for sale. 5 years old. Slide, 2 swings, monkey bars rock wall and more. Asking $550.00-take and go! Call 860-480-3120.


MUSH HAGGLERS Heated Indoor Flea Market & Tag Sale. Dealers wanted. Daily or monthly rental. Fri, Sat, Sun. 84. 203-213-1248. 387 S. Colony St, Meriden. (Down the st. Chef’s Hat Pizza). Antiques, furn., hand-made jewelry. Free coffee! New Items Daily! Come in, let’s haggle!

PROFORM 400 GI treadmill, Sportcraft Turbo Air Hockey Table, Everlast Punching Sand Bag, Kenmore Free Standing Freezer I'm moving ... Call Laurie w/ Best Offer @ 203-2342023

STEEL BUILDING PKG 18 x 21 Door & Anchor Bolt Incl Reg $8,200 Now $4,845 + Code Adj. Other Sizes Avail Big & Small Erection Avail Source #11S Phone #860-237-4588

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 2 COLEMAN folding aluminum cots. Used once. $10 each. (203)265-3519 AUTOGRAPHED Carlton Fisk baseball. $90. Call 860-480-3120


Friday, April 24, 2009 — The Southington Citizen SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BASEBALL umpire full-hd helmet. Brnd New Condtn. $95.00 Call 860-628-6964 BIKE attachment {tag along} perfect for kids. $50 Call 860-829-2809 INFLATABLE kayak with paddles & pump. Brand new. $85 or best offer. Call 860-966-8379 MITCHELL 300 Fishing reel Ex cond. $50. 860-684-7966

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 REI NEW 2-Person BackPackers Tent. List $180, now $50. (203)265-3519


WW I & WW II Japanese & German Swords, Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Daggers, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS 18’ ROUND used solar pool cover. Good Condition. $40. Call 203-630-9620 POOL ladder enclosure w/ladder for 52” pool - $50. Call 203294-0830

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All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it 1-2 ITEMS illegal to advertise any Silverware, china, glass, preference, limitation, or furniture, 50’s items, discrimination based on whole estates. race, color, religion, nation203-238-3499 al origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the ALL OLDER COSTUME State of Connecticut GenJEWELRY WANTED eral Statutes Sections 46aEspecially Napier. 203-530-8109 64c which makes it illegal ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or to advertise any preferan Estate. Estate sale service ence, limitation or discrimiprovided. Seeking: Meriden- nation based on race, made items, lamps, paintings. creed, color, national oriCall Todd Shamock 203-237-3025 gin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make DEE’S ANTIQUES any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, This newspaper will not knowingly accept any china, art, collectibles. advertising for real estate 1 item to estate. or for the sale or rental of 203-235-8431 residential property which is in violation of these laws. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS HOUSES FOR RENT 20” BASS drum, red sparkle. Only $35. 203-634-0809. GUITAR Epiphone FT-14. $99.00 Contact Warren 203-269-9070 Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

CHESHIRE $2900/mo. Stately 2900SF Colonial built with the finest of materials. Gorgeous jade FP, inlaid wood flooring, mahogany trim and chef’s kitchen. Luxurious master bath. Convenient location. Linda 203-272-1234

WLFD 3BR, 1 1/2b Col centrally located. $1600/mo. Rem EIK, 1st fl FR, off-st park, some pets ok. 2 mo sec dep, 1mo rent req. Refs required. Call Kathy 203265-5618 x690. Avail 3/1.

MERCHANDISE MISSING THE SPOTLIGHT? CHESHIRE 2-3BR, 1.5 bath unfurnished. 3 fireplaces, patio, located on private drive, $1250 per month. Security, references. Pets ok. Call 203-272-8687

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MERIDEN- 2 or 3BRs, 2 full baths, FP, garage, east side. Charming! Sec. & refs. $1200/mo. 203-237-6575. SOUTHINGTON Spacious & private 3BR in quiet neighborhood. Pets ok. $1100. 860-628-8224 WALLINGFORD -i 91 accessible. Split level. 3 full baths. 3 BRs. 2 car garage. Hardwood floors. Fireplace. Refs & Credit check. $1875/mo 203-265-5729


MERIDEN $1150, Heat & hot water included. 2 BR townhouse, 1.50 baths, garage, end unit. Sec dep & credit check. Call 203-2355551


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BRANFORD John B. Sliney Apartments, 21 Rice Terrace, Branford. One bedroom units, age 62 & 0ver. Rental assistance available. Utilities included in rent. On-site laundry & parking. Accepting applications for wait list only. Applications processed according to order received.

To request an application, call (203) 481-5632 Merit Properties, Inc. 93 Deming Road, Suite A, Berlin CT 06037 Financed by CHFA

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 BR. Stove & Refrigerator. $775 per month. Includes heat & hot water. Prime location. (203) 213-6175 or 203-376-2160 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs Available. $700, $900 & $1,000. Heat & HW included. Off street parking. No pets allowed. Ask for David (203) 630-6661 or 203-444-6901 MERIDEN 1st floor, 1 BR, 3 rooms, stove/fridge, washer hook up, gas heat, $675 mo. Avail Now! 203-284-5843 MERIDEN 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. 2nd Floor. $750/mo+Util. No pets. Nice street near MidState. 860-262-2464

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-177 Foster St. Renovated, 1st fl, 2BR. $875. 2nd fl, 3/4BRs, W/D hkup. $1100. Sect 8 appr’d. Stove, refrig, micro, lg yd, off-st park. 203-634-3210

MERIDEN-60 Prospect St. 2nd Fl. 3BR apt. 1 off-street parking. W/D hookup. $850/mo. Sect 8 approved. 203-376-5599. MERIDEN-Studio apt. Center of town. $450/mo + utils. 1BR, $575/mo +utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042

MERIDEN 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath. 197 Hobart Street, no pets, $1025/ mo. 203-284-9016 between 12-5pm

NO. HAVEN. 2 BR home for rent, w/d included. Avail immed. No smoking, no pets. Conv. location. $1100/mo. Contact Jeff Citak at 203-269-4663 ext 302. Re/Max Colony

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919

Spacious 1 BR Apt. New owners, Remodeled. Heat & HW incl. $650+. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR East side. 1st floor. On a quiet street. $1,175. No pets. (203)440-2779 MERIDEN 3rd flr, 2BR, stove, fridge. No pets. $750 + dep. No utils. We speak Spanish & English. 203-675-7413/203-886-9131

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MERIDEN Comfortable 1 BR Appliances, laundry, storage, AC and pool. Heat & HW included. $775/mo. (203) 206-5025 MERIDEN- 2BR condo for rent in Mattabasset. Garage attached. $1300. (203) 3176235 MERIDEN- Strawberry Hill 2 BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, appls, w/d, AC, deck, 1 car garage. $1035/mo. + utils. (860) 6883238 SOUTHINGTON- Cream puff end unit condo! 2/3BRs, new kit./baths, garage, decks, appls, c/a, gas heat. $1300/mo. Pets ok. (860) 778-1833 WLFD - NEW 2BR with central air, gas heat, fully applianced, No pets. Call 203-464-8066 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 YALESVILLE-1BR, 1 bath, all appls incld W/D, C/Heat & air, exercise facility, patio & BBQ area. Call 203-464-8066


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apt From $650. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED APTS + RMS: ALL Incl Heat, Elect, HW. Ground fl furnished effic, $210/wk + sec. RMs $130 wk + sec. 203630-3823 12pm-8pm. MERIDEN - 1st flr, 1BR, HW incld. $675. Good credit. No pets. 860-620-9658 leave msg. MERIDEN - 2BR, 3rd flr, w/d hookup, off st. parking. Garage optional. Quiet building. 71-73 Randolph Ave. Avail now. $800 1mo sec. 203-641-8483 MERIDEN - 3BR, new paint, new tile, new carpetm, new appl’s, garage. Springdale. $900/ mo. Lease. 203-996-7379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN 1 & 2RM EFFICIENCY $450 & $550. Some incld utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Ground fl furnished studio 2Rm effic, $845/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Electricity incld. E. Side, very clean. Off-st park. 203-630-3823 or 203-634-1195, 12pm-8pm MERIDEN Lg 1BR. 1 1/2 baths, 2 levels. New appliances, washer & dryer included. Secure Parking. $750 + utils. (860) 214-4852


2 BR $775+/MONTH Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off street Parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229 MERIDEN- 2BRs, 1 bath (w/Radiant heat floors), all remodeled, brand new appliances, 1 1/2 mos. security. Credit check. No pets. $850. Call (203) 265-5980 MERIDEN- 4BR, 1 bath, 2 LRs, fridge & stove, HW/heat included. $1200/mo. Call (203) 238-3311 MERIDEN- 5 rms, 3BRs, 2 full baths. Completely remodeled. Section 8 approved. $1150/mo. 2 mo. security deposit. Call (203) 634-6646 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890 SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St, 2nd flr. April ‘09 Free. $850/month. No pets. RENTED!

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly • Tours daily Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 330 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTH MERIDEN - 1BR Apt. 2nd floor, appliances, laundry facility. No utilities. No pets. No smoking. $675 month. Security deposit req. Call 203-238-7562 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON- 1st flr, newly remodeled, 1-2BRs, w/d, c/a. Lg. deck, utils. included. Near 691 & 84. Avail. now (860) 680-1204 SOUTHINGTON- 2BRs, 5 rms, 3rd flr, heat & HW. No pets. Credit check & sec. dep. $925. Call (860) 628-6376 SOUTHINGTON- Rooms & apts now avail. Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208 SOUTHINGTON-3BR, 2nd flr. LR, big kit & bath, gar, laundry. $850/ mo. 17 Bristol St. No pets. Credit check. Open House Sun 4pm-5pm back dr. 203 699-9143

SUMMER BROOK APTS Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - Curtis Ave. near Choate, 5 rooms, 2 Br., 1st floor, Appl., hardwood flrs, porch, w/d hookups, Gar, no pets, credit check. $1000 plus sec & utils. Call 203-265-9871/203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, stove & refrigerator. $750 per month. (203) 213-6175 or 203-3762160 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd FL. $725. Stove, refrig & dishwasher. Off street parking. Balcony. No smoking. No pets. Credit check. 203-269-9149

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, stove & fridge, w/d in bsmt, $800 + utilities. No pets. Credit application. Call (203) 2840741 WALLINGFORD 2 BRs, 1 Bath. Big kitchen, Living Rm. No pets. No smoking. $850 & 1 month security. Call 203-5003884 or (203) 265-8016 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 3rd flr, wall-to-wall carpet, W/D hookup. Two off street parking spaces. $800 + security. No pets. Avail 5/1. 203-213-3560 WALLINGFORD 2BR,2 bath, Convenient loc, Bright! New paint/carpet! All apliances W/D, Private Balcony. Heat & A/C inc $1250/mo! Call 203395-5886 WALLINGFORD 2BR. Near center, quiet, nice yard, off street parking. Avail 5/9. Call 203745-7329 WALLINGFORD Great Location, N. Main St. Near Choate area. 5 Remodeled Rms w/storage space. 2nd flr. New appliances. WD hookup. Off st. parking. No smoking. $1300/mo + 1 mo sec & refs. (203) 269-7671 WALLINGFORD- 1st flr, 2BRs, 5 rooms, stove & refrigerator. All utils included. $1200 + sec. (203) 949-9196 WALLINGFORD- 2BR 2nd flr, 50 Lee Ave. No smoking or pets. $800 per month. (203) 444-5722 WALLINGFORD- 3BR, 1st floor, w/d hookup off kitchen. No smoking, no dogs or cats. Electric hot water. $1100/mo. 33 So. Elm St. Stacey 203-265-2713 WALLINGFORD-Suhny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, w/d in bsmt, porch, $1000 + util & sec. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Good credit. Spacious 3rd flr, 4 rms, appls, $800 + util. Call Tom 203-889-1940



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GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

WLFD $199,900 A home with great bones! Updating needed, but much has been done. Newer mechanicals and windows, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, and full bath in lower level. 1 car garage. Linda 203265-5618

YALESVILLE-Hartford Turnpike. Garage Bay for rent. 10ft overhead door, heat & running water avail. Call 203-641-4746

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 WALLINGFORD RT 5 - 1400 SF Office Space Parking lot/stop light/busy plaza. Negotiable terms. Free start-up rent. Make offer. (203)397-2009

WLFD East side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2bath, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car garage, level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $334,900 Al Criscuolo 203-2655618


WEST MERIDEN (2) 3BR 1 BA (1 3rd floor and 1 1st floor) $775 and $1100 + utilities 917-887-4092 WON’T LAST!

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770


OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 12-4 84 AVERY AVENUE, MERIDEN 2000SF Contemporary w/walkout bsmt. 3BRs, 2 1/2 baths, spacious kitc, open flr plan. Some amenities incl. granite counters, FP, 2 zone gas heat & C/A, hdwd flrs & jacuzzi. $299,900. 203-213-1219

MERIDEN- Split Level home $269,500 ++ East side locale. 9+ rooms, 2200 sq. ft. w/i closet, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Liv w/FP; dining area, ctry kitch, 3 season sunrm, full bsmt, shop, play, office. Walk up attic, 2 car garage. .32 acre lot, treed, private. Sale by owner. 203-6343440

BERLIN. Two bedrooms available on 2nd floor. Both w/beautiful view of pond & waterfall. Large, shared bath. Seperate entrance. Off-street parking. Quiet neighborhood. $150/week + 1/3 utilities. $500 security deposit required. A must see! 860-306-7598 MERIDEN Clean safe 1st floor, furnished rm. Share kit & BA. $125/wkly. 1 wk sec req. Call 203-238-3369 leave message. MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $130 per week plus security.

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 PLANTSVILLE male roommate to share private home, room furnished. $400 month includes all. Call 860-628-2089

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN Our builder will buy your home at fair market value if it qualifies for our program, when you buy one of his homes. You can also find other homes for sale on our website. Visit us at Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223. MERIDEN- New construction on 1/3 Acre. 2,000 sq.ft. high efficiency home. 8 rooms featuring 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a 2 car garage. Starting at $329,900. Call P&M Custom Homes for more information at 203-238-3095.

Michelle Wininger Realtor/Residential Specialist Let me explain the new tax credit of up to $8,000 for first time buyers. This is NOT a loan, you pay nothing back on purchases from now to Nov 30th.

860-707-5389 Michelle@

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Adults Wanted! NO BANK QUALIFYING! 3BR, 1 bath Colonial Off st parking in Meriden For more info, go to: Homes R Us

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$$$ MERIDEN Updated & immaculate 3BR Ranch, East side w/lg sunrm, gar, fin LL, HW fls, remod EIK & bath, updated roof & siding, CAIR & more. $189,900. Kathy (203) 235-3300




HELP WANTED FT Position in screening dept. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be punctual and have good work skills & history. No exp. nec., just willingness to work. Call 203-699-9805 between 8am & noon Monday.



GRAND OPENING!! MIDDLETOWN Spacious 2BR 1.5 bath Townhouse in lovely Ridgely. Plenty of space plus a family room. Come see! $169,900. Brian Miller 203-2655618 MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $99,000. Kathy (203) 235-3300

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MERIDEN- For sale by owner. Commercial property. 4 1BR units - fully rented, plus restaurant - currently vacant but fully equipped. New roof, new electricity. 133 Hanover St. $325,000. (203) 912-9045


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