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Hospitality Night tonight downtown By Julie Sopchak

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Southington’s Alex Jamele (9) returns a kick up the sideline for a big gain Tuesday at Fontana Field in Southington. | (Justin Weekes / Special to The Citizen)

On to the semis Blue Knights down NFA, 52-14 By Ken Lipshez

Barmore passed for three Tuesday night as the Knights eased past No. 5 Norwich Free Academy 52-14 at Fontana Field to advance The Southington offense and running to the Class LL semifinals. The Knights (10-1) will take on Ridgefield, back Tyler Hyde started slowly. After an early field goal, quarterback which held off top-seeded Newtown 35-33. Steve Barmore struggled to get into a Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday at rhythm and Hyde hadn’t carried the ball, West Haven High’s Ken Strong Stadium. “It was absolutely my best game ever,” but the defense rose to the occasion. The offense got on track with three sec- said Hyde, who ran for 155 yards including ond-quarter touchdowns over a five-min- two TD runs of 39, one of 11 and another of ute stretch and the fourth-seeded Blue six. “I was thinking about it all game long. Knights never looked back. Hyde ran for four touchdowns and See Semis / Page 38 Special to The Citizen

The Merchants of Downtown Southington will open their doors to all tonight, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., for the 31st annual Hospitality Night, a tradition in town to celebrate the festivities of the season and also as a way for merchants to give back to the community. Gifts in a Basket owner Renee Belanger said hundreds of people take part in the activities downtown. “It’s our way of giving back to the community and thanking them for their support over the year,” Belanger said. The usual staples will take place, like the lighting of the Town Green at 8:30 p.m., and horse-drawn wagon rides. Participants can get a map that features 17 downtown merchants. The idea is to go into each shop and get a stamp. Once all the stamps have been collected, maps will be entered into a raffle drawing for prizes. Additionally, Belanger said there will be open houses given by First Congregational Church and the Barnes Museum. Also, the Southington High School jazz band will be perform-

ing at Liberty Bank, and Wolf Central, a new non-profit in town promoting wildlife education to the community, will host a craft fair at the Masonic Lodge. Ruth Stanley, founder of the non-profit, said that as a lifelong resident of Southington, she has enjoyed going to events in town that involve the community. Now running Wolf Central, she figured it would be a good time to get involved. “Southington’s been great to Wolf Central,” Stanley said. “It’s time for us to go down and meet more people and just offer something different at a great time for families.” Stanley said crafters were selected that Southington families will hopefully enjoy, and there will also be a raffle drawing for a shopping spree. Art Secondo, the president of the Southington Chamber of Commerce, said it’s a good way to promote downtown businesses. “It reminds people that we have a vibrant downtown,” Secondo said. “People should come down and check it out.” “It’s great how downtown Southington pulls together for this every year,” Stanley said. Farrah Duffany contributed to this story

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Lighting the way for holiday cheer in Southington By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

With Mount Southington scheduled to open this week and the grand opening of the Holiday Lights attraction at Lake Compounce Friday night, there’s a lot for people to do in town in the coming winter months. “It def initely puts Southington on the map with Lake Compounce’s extended opening,” said Lou Perillo, the economic coordinator for the town. “It’s a great draw. It’s very festive. And the ski area is just so convenient for area people. It draws people all the way from New York.” Hundreds of people were greeted by a large Christmas tree at the entrance of Lake Compounce theme park Friday night. It was decorated

with colorful lights from top to bottom with lights. Surrounding the tree were red, white, and green candy canes that were lit up. For the second year the park was covered with thousands of lights on rides, trees, buildings, and more for the Holiday Lights event. It will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 22. Every half hour the purple, green, silver, red, blue, and white lights danced to holiday classics such as “Deck the Halls,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Seven-year-olds Hailey and Jayden Bryant of Terryville were wearing matching Santa Claus hats as they took a ride on the flying elephants. Hailey wore a flashing red light on her nose to be like Rudolph. Hailey and Jayden

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When the light show came on again, 9-year-old Oliva Robertson and her sister, Briana, 7, were bundled up and danced together to the song “Winter Wonderland” while they waited for their parents to buy them a warm snack. “They’re awesome!” Olivia said of the lights. Mrs. Claus was at the

Gingerbread Theater reading stories to the children. In the opposite direction, the train was running with lights along side of it. It was called the “North Pole Express.” “It’s cold, but fun,” said Allison Wolfe of Southington, who was waiting for her 6-year-old son, Joshua, to See Lights / Page 34

Santa visits Recreation Park more than 70 people in line. The event was expected to draw about 300. Santa Claus visited Recreation Park on Children could also have their face Sunday afternoon, bringing with him a painted by a clown, or enjoy cookies, cofestive atmosphere including holiday mu- coa and candy handed out by the Amersic, hot cocoa and horse-drawn carriage ican Legion Auxiliary and American rides. Legion Auxiliary Junior Girls Unit 72. Santa has visited the park for the past “Santa’s exciting,” said auxiliary mem15 years, said Recreation Director David ber Shelley Starr, explaining why she volLapreay. unteers. “And it’s always fun seeing the “It’s just a great day for the community,” excitement in the kid’s faces.” he said of the free event. “The kids love it,” said fellow auxiliary Santa’s visit began at 2 p.m. and lasted member Sherri Valentin for two hours. Children who showed up early watched Santa enter the park in a See Santa / Page 34 firetruck. Just after 2 p.m., there were By Andrew Ragali Special to The Citizen

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Town looks to install skating rink again this year By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Over the next three weeks, weather permitting, town officials plan to install the community’s temporary ice skating rink on Mill Street again this year. ESPN donated a new $1,500 liner for the rink, making it possible to open the winter attraction for a third year. After the last two years, the original liner endured some damage and rips, said Dawn Miceli, a town councilor who helped start the rink.

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Tension between a disc jockey hired to play at high school football games and the marching band seemed to have been resolved after the issue was brought up at a Board of Education meeting last month. It was brought to the attention of school board members that some band supporters and fans were concerned the DJ was cutting into the high school marching band’s playing time and at times playing over the band’s music. School board member Zaya Oshana has a son in the band. “You go to a high school football game and you have bleachers full of band members ready to play, raise school spirit, interact with cheerleaders and crowd, and they couldn’t,” said Oshana. A newspaper editorial on the marching band’s playing time was posted last month on the Southington High School Marching Band Facebook page, receiving 57 “likes,” 11 shares, and nearly 20 comments. The comments urged school officials to give the marching band more playing time. Joanna Kelleher, an official with the

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Driving down Pleasant Street past DePaolo Middle School or on South Main Street by Kennedy Middle School, one can see steel beams, construction workers coming in and out of the buildings, and large piles of dirt. Officials say work on the renovation projects at both middle schools are making great progress. “At the end of the summer there wasn’t an awful lot to see because utility and drainage work was below the earth, now everyone can see the concrete block going up,” said Fred Cox, the director of operations for the school district. Construction on the new additions and remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls found in caulking around

doors and windows started at the end of the school year in June. PCBs are toxic and can be harmful if children breathe dust or touch anything that is contaminated, or put their hands in their mouths after handling any materials that have been exposed, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Last month both gyms at DePaolo and Kennedy middle schools were completed and opened to students. Progress is being made on the south additions of the schools that will contain mostly classroom space and the front addition that will house the media center, a new main office, counseling services, and more. Both additions are slated to be complete by mid April and will be used as “swing space,” so classes can move into the new space and older areas

percent complete at DePaolo and 75 percent at Kennedy, said Palmieri. Brickwork was scheduled to start on Dec. 4 at Kennedy and next week at DePaolo. Masonry work on the exterior of the building is about 90 percent complete at DePaolo and 75 percent at Kennedy. About half of the buildings were remediated over the summer. “Both projects are moving along very smoothly and hopefully winter weather Students have physical education class in the renovated won’t throw us any curve gym at DePaolo Middle School, Nov. 20. | (Christopher Zajac / balls,” Cox said. Special to The Citizen) Since the start of the school year, Palmieri said teachers of the building can be ren- $89.7 million renovation proj- and students have been adovated, said Chris Palmieri, ects. “On a daily basis you justing well to the changes in the vice chairman of the can see dramatic changes to the schools. Exposed ceilings and conMiddle School Building the building. They’re doing a crete floors are an everyday Committee and vice princi- phenomenal job.” The roof and the masonry sight due to remediation over pal at DePaolo. “The progress is remark- in the interior walls on the able,” said Palmieri of the south additions is about 95 See Construction / Page 11

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Riccio wants economic panel to be more active ment Strike committee, consisting of town councilors, Economic Development CoTown Council Chairman ordinator Lou Perillo and Michael Riccio wants the other town officials, is schedtown’s economic develop- uled to meet monthly. Perillo said the meeting is ment group to meet more regularly in hopes of foster- cancelled if there is no proing new ideas about improv- posed business or program to ing Southington’s business be discussed. Democratic Councilor climate. The Economic Develop- Dawn Miceli said the comSpecial to The Citizen

mittee meets about quarterly. Riccio, chairman of the committee, said he’s a believer in brainstorming sessions. “I would like to see (the committee) meet on a regular basis, not just when there’s an application before it,” he said. “I believe good ideas come out of meeting regularly.” Riccio announced his plans

Students honored for academics, volunteer work By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Two students will receive the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendent’s Student Award for their academic success and school and community involvement. On Dec. 12, the Board of Education will recognize

Southington High School senior Alexis Dziubek and Ariana Gazaferi, an eighth grader at Kennedy Middle School. Each year a student is selected from the high school and either Kennedy or DePaolo Middle School. Teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, and others have the opportunity to

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Derynoski Elementary School has scheduled its third annual holiday bazaar for Saturday, Dec. 7. Admission is a non-perishable food item to benefit the Southington Food Pantry. For more information, contact Courtney Peluso at jcpeluso1004@gmail.com.

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of community service, and high level of participation in extended school day activities such as arts, music, and athletics.” Dziubek has volunteered at the Extended School Year program to help Southington students with homework over the summer. She is treasurer of the Key Club, co-captain of the Math Team, a member of the National Honor Society, and president of Students for Global Awareness. Dziubek said she was

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was canceled since the business representative scheduled couldn’t make it. The From Page 13 committee doesn’t meet in breaks help retain businesses, December and will resume in January. Perillo said. Part of the committee’s work is also to market the town. To draw investors, the committee held a golf tournament for real estate brokers and developers several years ago. About 60 attended, Perillo said. On Miceli’s suggestion, she’ll act as a liaison between the committee and the chamber. Due to her involvement with town non-profits, she’s at many chamber events and will help bring their ideas to the committee. “They’re just such a huge part of our community,” she said. “You definitely want their voice to be heard.” The chamber suggested the town hire local artists to decorate the empty windows of downtown vacancies, a plan which was implemented. TUESDAY MONDAY Miceli supported Riccio’s 25¢ WINGS decision to hold more eco6 min. nomic development committee meetings. More frequent gatherings could result in more ideas being generated by committee members “so it’s not always (Perillo) coming to us,” Miceli said. $ 7.00 Perillo puts together the agenda for the committee. He said November’s meeting

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Assessing Pope Francis and his many challenges By Ralph Lord Roy Special to The Citizen

I like Pope Francis. From the day he was elected supreme pontiff I have admired his humility, even self-criticism. And he is the first Pope of the church to choose the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, a favorite of mine. Pope Francis washed the feet of convicts, including those of a Muslim woman, rides around in an unassuming vehicle, and lives in an ordinary apartment instead of the ornate Apostolic Palace. Important, too, have been some of his statements as he seeks to provide the church with a balanced perspective. The hierarchy here in

Pope Francis. the United States has been focusing heavily upon what it regards as such deadly ‘carnal sins’ as birth control, homosexuality and samesex marriage. Pope Francis has called the church to

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Continuing a Christmas tradition, First Baptist Church of Southington has invited the Bennett Family of Cheshire to perform a concert Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. This family of 11 will perform an evening of joyous Christmas carols on myriad instruments including handbells, brass, strings, piano, vocals and a seven-piece accordion ensemble. The event will also feature a display of Christmas nativities from around the world as well as handmade displays. There is no admission charge. However, a freewill offering will be accepted. Refreshments will be served following the program. First Baptist Church of Southington is located at 581 Meriden Ave. For more information, call the church office at (860) 628-8121.

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St. Dominic Church’s 4th annual musical production of “The Story of the Nativity” will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m., at the corner of Laning St. and Flanders Road. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Festival Chorale The Southington Festival Chorale will present its annual holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m. at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Admission is free, but free-will donations are gratefully accepted. A reception will follow. For more information, call Sally at (860) 426-9822.

Christmas pageant Steeple Players of First Congregational Church in Southington presents Barbara Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 at FCC, 37 Main St., in the Peace Cafe. Nora Matthews directs the all ages cast in this comedic Christmas tale. Show is suitable for all ages. Showtimes Dec. 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Sundays, Dec. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (860) 628-6958, or purchased online at firstchurchsouthington.org.

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Obituaries

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Wesley C. Wight, “Wes”, 61, of Florida and formerly of Plantsville, Conn. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, while surrounded by his family. He was a member of Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg and proudly served his country for 21 years and then retired from the U.S. Navy. He most recently worked for DRS Technologies. He was an avid bowler and loved gardening, fishing and RVing. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and his dog, Pierre. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Linda Wight; step-daughter, Monica Ertel and her husband, Lee; mother, Beverly Wight; brother, Clifford Wight and his wife, Laura; sister, Dorinda Hultgren; his grandsons, Ian and Matthew Ertel; his nephews, Steven, David, Joshua, and Marc Wight; and numerous cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Roland Wight; brothers, Barry Wight, and twin brother, Marvin Wight; and grandparents, Ernest and Mabel Miller and Oscar and Gladys Wight. A Celebration of Life was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, with guests received one hour prior at the Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home Chapel, 3180 30th Ave., N. St., Petersburg, Fla. 33713. Services concluded with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in memory of Wes to the Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg or the charity of your choice. A memorial service in Connecticut will be scheduled at a later date.

SOUTHINGTON — Jean Politowski, 89, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. She was born July 23, 1924 in Strzyzow, Poland. She was the daughter of Walenty and Salomeja (Pekosz) Szczygiel.She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Politowski; and a sister and brother in Poland. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jean Thielman, and son-in-law, Robert Thielman, of Southington, with whom she resided for 27 years; a sister; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Poland. Jean lived a long and courageous life. She was a survivor of World War II. As a teenager, she was taken by the Nazi troops from her home in Poland and transported to Germany to work as a prisoner of agricultural work. She met her husband, Joseph, a Polish Army soldier, at a POW refugee camp, where he was stationed after liberation by the Allied troops. After their release, Jean and her husband immigrated to New Jersey. That is where she achieved one of her most prized achievements, becoming an American citizen. Her family wishes to thank all their friends and extended family for the kindness shown to Jean during her lifetime. Particular gratitude is given to her Evercare Nurse Practitioner, Mae, and all the staff at The Andrews House Healthcare Center, where she was given exceptional care, comfort, and dignity during the last year of her life. Donations can be made in her memory to the Meditation Garden at Andrews House Healthcare, 66 Clinic Drive, New Britain, CT 06053. The New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home has been entrusted. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will take place at a future date. For online condolences, please visit www. newbritainsagarino.com.

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All are welcome to join “An evening of poetry and song” with Fr. Henry C. Frascadore and Still Small Voice at Saint Dominic Church, Tues., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. (Snow date: Dec. 12). Following this Advent evening of poetry and song, there will be a reception where Fr. Frascadore will be available to sign copies of his new book: Conversations After Sunset. Admission is free. Reservations are appreciated. Contact Teresa Soltys at teFrascadore resa@saintdominicchurch.com. Include your phone number in the email.

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Opinion

Deer hunt limits greater chaos on the roads By Mike Roberts Special to The Citizen

The first time I ever personally witnessed a deer/ vehicle incident is etched into my mind forever! To say that it was scary and horrific would be a gross underMike statement. Roberts In our Woods ‘n many years Water of traveling to our former place in New York, Edna and I have seen the results of way too many deer and vehicle collisions along the New York highways. The smashed bodies of the deer would be left and sometimes a part or two from the vehicle involved, and they were many. However, we seemed to be lucky because we were not included in the deer/vehicle statistics. One year I broke my ankle in New York and this meant that Edna was forced to drive my pickup truck while I enjoyed the scenery as a passenger. We were on County Route 8 heading toward Norwich, N.Y. at about 1:30 in the afternoon when I caught a flash of movement on the passenger side of the road. A small deer jumped the

fence onto the road in front of us as I yelled, “DEER!” How Edna missed hitting the deer I will never know, although she says it was her “superior” driving skills. However, coming down the highway in the oncoming lane was a small white automobile, and now the deer was in his lane, leaving the driver the choice of swerving and hitting us head on or staying in his lane and hitting the deer. Thankfully, the driver took the deer! The resulting collision set off the two airbags in the car after the hood and fenders were smashed in. Somehow, the driver only received a minor abrasion on one of his arms, but he was really shaken up. The vehicle was smashed and had to be towed away. As is usually the case (but not always), the deer received the worst end of the whole deal and suffered three broken legs as well as internal injuries and expired almost immediately. Sad to say, this is not always the case and many times the deer make it into the woods only to die after a log period of suffering. In our many trips to New York, we would also come upon a deer/vehicle scene on Route 17 in the town of Livingston Manor. This time it was in the dark of night and an eastbound traveler

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warned us via C.B. Radio that there was an accident involving a deer and a motor. Deer parts were all over the highway and the three people in the vehicle all went to the hospital by ambulance. I still receive an outdoor publication, the New York Outdoor News, and it had a deer/vehicle article that prompted me to do this column. It seems that a New York family was cruising the country roads enjoying the fall foliage when a six-point buck flew through one side of their minivan and out the other, leaving them showered with glass and in shock wondering what had just happened. The driver of the vehicle said that if her daughter had not been lying down on the seat of the van she would have been killed. The father and daughter had to be treated for minor injuries at a hospital and were released. The deer died of its injuries. They were very fortunate because every year over 200 human lives are lost on our highways due to a deer/vehicle incident. Another article of interest was also spotted in the New York Outdoor News regarding deer run-ins with motorcycle riders in Minnesota. According to the news clip, motorcycle riders were warned to be especially careful on the highways the

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past two months because the deer were breeding and were quite active crossing many highways. As of Nov. 1, seven motorcyclists had been killed in deer/vehicle collisions in that state, matching that number back in 2006 and there was still better than a month to go. Over the last three years there were 16 fatalities, and all but one of them were on motorcycles. When in New York, I stopped at a local convenience store in the town of Guilford and the lady behind the counter knew me and also knew that I was a deer hunter. When I came

in she said, “You know, you don’t have to be a deer hunter to get a deer in New York.” I picked up on her comment right away and asked, “Why, did you hit one?” She said that she did hit a large doe that had jumped in front of her car and was dead as soon as she hit it. Fortunately, she did not get hurt. The damage to her vehicle would cost her insurance about $2,400. Also, this was the fourth time she has hit a deer in New York. And you should note that if you do not have collision inSee Deer / Page 22

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? don’t always have time to make a delicious, sumpThe Southington Citizen tuous round of pancakes. And on the weekends They say breakfast is the most important meal when I don’t have to work, I simply don’t of the day, and I tend to agree. But is it the impor- have the time to not be tance that you eat break- lazy and create the same round of said pancakes. fast, or is it what you So most of the time eat that makes it such I just go for whatever’s a pillar moment of the available, and let me tell day? I’m kind of hoping it’s the former, because I you, I’ve yet to find my have to say my breakfasts limits. Just the other morning, do not tend to be the I ate cold bar nachos, and most traditional. believe it or not, that’s I’m not particularly not the first time. I mean unfamiliar with people covered in cheese and looking at me strange, refrigerated all night. I so when the subject of didn’t even heat them up breakfast comes up, I’m – takes too much time. not at all fazed by the I’ll never forget the weird, or grossed out look my friend gave me looks I get from people when I divulge my habits. when I told her at the gym one day that I’d I love breakfast foods; pancakes, waffles, cereal, eaten garlic bread and chocolate chip cookies eggs, sausage, bagels for breakfast that morn– the whole spectrum. ing. It’s not that I had a Give me starch – all of particular craving, but the starch – I love it. that’s what was in arm’s But that stuff isn’t always available. When See Meal / Page 29 I have to go to work, I By Julie Sopchak


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Women’s wages focus of pay disparity study Press Release Last month, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced results of a nine-month study into the gender wage gap i n Con necticut ’s workforce. In January, the governor directed the state Department of Labor, led by Commissioner Sharon Palmer, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, led by Com m issioner Catherine Smith, to study and recommend ways to eliminate pay inequity. “In this day and age it’s unacceptable for women, doing the same work, to earn less than men for no reason other than being a woman. Earlier this year, I created a task force headed by the state’s labor

and economic development agencies to examine Connecticut’s wage gap,” Malloy said. The governor outlined a list of “achievable recommendations” to help eliminate gender wage discrimination and bring full economic equality in the workplace. According to a study by the American Association of University Women, when compa r i ng t he med ia n earnings of full-time, yearround workers, the gender pay gap is 23 percent nationally and 22 percent in Connecticut. The Governor’s Gender Wage Gap Task Force studied factors that contribute to Connecticut’s private sector gender wage gap, identified best practices to address the inequity, and

recommended actions that can be taken by businesses to remedy the problem. “I am proud that Con nectic ut is m a k i ng strides in our efforts to monitor the gender wage gap that not only hurts women and families, but is harmful to our state’s economy,” said Lt. Governor Nancy Wyma n. She urged the private sector to consider these recommendations. The recommendations of the task force are focused on the following themes: awareness, education, support for working women,

monitoring, and promoting pay equity in the private sector. Some of the recommendations include: Increase awareness of the gender wage gap by holding a conference on pay equity, promoting trainings that combat gender bias and generating educational materials about existing equal pay laws that can be used in private companies; R e co g n i z e t he “ b e st businesses for women” in Connecticut; Coordinate with programs designed to encourage gi rls a nd m i nority groups to explore non-traditional occupations, particularly in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.) Encourage colleges and universities to teach students, especially young

women, how to leverage their market value in the private sector by negotiating their salaries and starting positions; Encourage compa nies to self-audit, evaluate, and correct any gender pay gaps; Encourage companies to limit the practice of pay secrecy by publishing salary ranges and to foster open discussion among employees regarding wages; Identify a nd promote private-sector jobs that offer greater levels of longterm economic security for women; and Develop a methodology for companies serving as state contractors of goods and services to report on gender pay equity. See Wages / Page 28

Conn. pushing hard to expand solar energy to homes By Stephen Singer Associated Press

M A NCH E S T E R (A P) — A s Connecticut pushes aggressively to expand solar energy to homes across the state, few supporters are more enthusiastic than Eugene DeJoannis. The retired mechanical engineer from Manchester has long been a booster of green energy and boasts a keen interest in home energy issues. He’s now serving as a volunteer solar ambassador promoting a state program that subsidizes home solar projects and urges homeowners to participate. “I have a personal fascination with the residential energy picture,” DeJoannis said. “Whenever we go to church, I invariably take out my literature and display it there.” Backed by a $27 million fund supplied by utility ratepayers, a campaign known as Solarize Connecticut joins as many homeowners as possible to lower the cost of residential solar installation. It annually earmarks $9 million of the available funding to finance residential installation by solar panel businesses competitively picked.

The intent is to boost nonpolluting energy, reduce demand on the electric grid relied upon by utilities and cut dependence on overseas sources of power such as oil. Bob Wall, director of marketing and outreach at Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, said the agency is running solar panel installation campaigns in 22 of the state’s 169 towns and cities and has completed solar energy installation campaigns in nine towns. In the past 22 months, 2,160 residential solar systems contracts have been approved. Gary and Debbie Sweet, looking for information about putting solar panels on their house, attended a recent meeting in Manchester organized by state energy officials, bankers and solar installers. Sweet, an architect, said solar panels could slash his electricity costs. “It doesn’t cost me anything. Why not?” he said. The cost to homeowners is significantly reduced, and although it’s touted by Connecticut as a “once in a lifetime bargain,” it’s not free. Glenn Cucinell, solar division manager at

Encon Solar Energy Division, which won the contract to install solar panels on homes in Manchester, said a typical system in Connecticut would cost about $24,000. After a state rebate of about $8,000 and a 30 percent federal tax credit available for the remaining $16,000, a homeowner’s cost for a residential solar system would be cut by more than half, to $8,000 to $12,000, which can be paid for in long-term financing. Connecticut’s subsidy is not unusual. Virtually every state offers loans, grants, rebates and other incentives to support broader use of residential solar panels, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. “It’s an incentive driven industry at this point,” Cucinell said. In 2010, the most recent year for which statistics are available, solar energy received $1.13 billion in federal subsidies in the form of direct spending, research, tax benefits and loans, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In contrast, wind power received nearly $5 billion in subsidies, and coal was the beneficiary of $1.36 billion in subsidies.

Andy Pusateri, a utilities analyst at Edward Jones, said solar power will not be weaned off federal and state subsidies anytime soon. Wind power is the fastest growing alternative source of power, but solar energy has a greater growth potential, he said. “We’re still a ways off from a competitive generation source without subsidies,” he said. Pusateri said politics is a factor behind the push for public subsidies of solar energy. “Democrats tend to favor renewable energy,” he said. “I think that’s driving that.” The solar campaign is part of a broader effort by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to rework Connecticut’s energy policy. It includes a greater reliance on hydropower from Canada, an increase in natural gas connections to homes and businesses and a push for renewable power such as solar. DeJoannis promises to keep at it with his campaign for home solar projects. “There’s a garden club meeting tonight. Maybe I can break in there,” he said.


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surance on your vehicle and hit a deer in Connecticut, all repair expenses would come out of your pocket because the state is not liable. Over the years I have had four close calls with deer and almost becoming a statistic, but I was just plain lucky. Two incidents were in New York (not counting the one when Edna was driving) and two were right here in Connecticut. In New York, one night when heading back home after deer hunting I observed three does in a cut-over cornfield, and while I was

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watching them a big buck was running right down the dirt road towards my truck. I swerved my truck to the left and the deer went in the same direction. I almost pinned it into the brush alongside the road before it made its escape. Another time I was on my way to our former place in New York and was simply admiring the fall foliage. It was about 8:30 in the morning and I was so engrossed in the foliage I didn’t see the deer crossing right in front of me. I swerved the truck to the right and glanced off of a guardrail receiving only a couple of minor scratches on the door of the truck. Both times in

Connecticut I had does hit the side of my truck while I was on my way to go deer hunting. One time I was in Hebron and the other time happened in Haddam, and fortunately they were only glancing blows. It is interesting to note that while reported deer/ vehicle incidents help the state to keep statistics on the incidents, all too many times when they happen and the deer run off into the woods they are not reported if the vehicle is still operable. Many of these deer that seemingly escape, will die a slow and painful death even though they may appear unhurt at the time. Just to prove my point, a

New York hunting buddy of mine, retired State Trooper John Mullin, was hunting from a deer stand on our land in New York. It was an afternoon hunt and John said he had made his way into a stand we called,“The Swamp Stand,” and after sitting a while he gave a few deer grunts on his deer call. As he grunted, he saw a slight movement in the swamp where it was a bit thicker with underbrush. This went on for about 15 minutes and John got down out of the stand to investigate. He came upon a large eight-point buck lying on its side. Mullin said the deer looked terrible and the stench of rotting flesh was

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overpowering, but the deer was still alive. John put the buck out of its misery with one shot. On taking a closer look after it was dead, John said it looked like a vehicle had hit it and the deer had made it this far into the woods before it collapsed from its wounds. I tell you this only to make a point of how terribly wrong those that oppose hunting are when they tell you that by leaving a deer herd to increase unchecked is in the best interest of the deer. Ask someone who was involved in a deer/vehicle incident how he or she feels See Deer / Page 27


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Remembering traditions paves way for the future, pastor says Special to The Citizen

Town Manager Garry Brumback acted the role of a Puritan magistrate when Nov. 24 as he read the words that Plymouth Colony governor, William Bradford, proclaimed in 1623. “Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has

made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience…” As Brumback continued addressing worshippers inside First Congregational Church of Southington, he read, “Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye

Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the daytime, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.” See Traditions / Page 26

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the town’s oldest church, located at 37 Main St., to see how church ancestors might From Page 23 have worshipped in 1623. Fast forward 390 years to Before the historical service, Nov. 24. Members and visi- the Rev. Ron Brown, senior tors – some in costume - filled pastor, explained why the

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Because women play an increasingly important role in the financial security of families, wage disparity between genders is not just a “women’s concern” but also a broader economic issue. The task force reports that while more mothers than ever before are the sole or primary source of family income, women in Connecticut are more likely

Local religious leaders and others gathered at First Congregational Church of Southington Nov. 26 for the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. | (Photo by C. Cunliffe) ated by traditional patriotic American music. Expressions of gratitude for the tenacious generosity of the people of Southington were exemplified, first, by the “Scouting for Food”

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than men to fall below the federal poverty level and self-sufficiency standard. “Equal wages for women would be a huge economic stimulus and bring greater stability to thousands of households in Connecticut,” Smith said. Smith also said that while Connecticut has made progress to improve pay equity in recent years, more must be done before the gender wage gap is eliminated. “We a re hopeful that these recommendations will

bring us several steps closer toward closing the gender pay gap that unfortunately still exists in this country,” Palmer said. “With the current pay inequities, a woman is making thousands less each year – and this has a detrimental impact on the social and economic health of our families and the entire state. While we need to raise awareness, we also must take specific actions to positively impact today’s working women as well as the workforce of the future.”

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because they go great on sandwiches. They’re not a particularly wonderful breakfast food, but I can probably count on both hands the amount of times I’ve just scooped spoonful after spoonful of avocado straight to my mouth from its skin…or shell, or little avocado cape – whatever you call that outer force field of inconvenience. But really, we all have some weird dietary habit. You may feel jargogled by this, but all of you reading this with one eyebrow raised in confusion or bewilderment, you know you’ve got some weird stuff going on, too. Whether you like to crush up saltine crackers and soak them in milk, or if you eat potatoes straight out of the sack, I mean really, just go for it.

cially as Deacons. I hope he permits greater freedom to express diverse views on certain theological positions that were codified centuries ago when most Christians were illiterate, thought the world was flat and located hell-fire in the bowels of the earth. Certainly the new Pope appears to be filled with vision, courage, hope, faith and love, and wants to make the Church more

compassionate and a larger tent. I do fret some about his age - 77 on December 17. Time will tell, and I wish him enough of that to make a positive and lasting impact. Meanwhile, may God bless him and his worthy efforts. Ralph Lord Roy of Southington is a retired United Methodist minister.

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she said, silver foil buckles on her shoes. At the drum roll, everyone stood as the procession entered and sat down facing the congregation at the front of the sanctuary. Brown, Parsons, Scott Herold and Bob Mansolf were among those who were costumed

and played roles. The Rev. Dawn Karlson, pastor for youth and family ministry, wearing her modern clergy robe, offered the opening prayer preceded by a history lesson, “Women wouldn’t have been allowed to do this back then,” she said. The Rev. Linda FernandesBailey, pastor for youth and family ministry, echoed that remark when she said the closing prayer. “Praise God I can stand before you today. I think I would have been burned at the stake,” she said to laughter. Herold led the singing of the “Psalme” and New Testament scripture. The congregants, who were asked to stand, repeated each line. Instruments were not allowed in church during the time period. Mansolf kept inattentive worshippers in line with a beadle, a long pole with a knob at one end and a feather at the other. Brown took his place in “the high pulpit,” which was actually the same pulpit usually used but was elevated. The crowd laughed when he placed a huge hourglass beside him. “Parsons told me I had to preach until the sand is gone,” Brown said, indicating three-hour sermons were the norm. Instead, his message of approximately 12 minutes acknowledged history and its effect on the future as well as the importance of simple gratitude each day. “The Colonial Thanksgiving service is one way that we celebrate our long tradition in the Southington community. I think recalling our tradition positions us to be a strong voice in the emerging future,” Brown said afterward.

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breakfast skipper. Thirty-one million adults skip breakfast, according to a recent National Eating Trends survey. And millennials, aged 1834, are the largest population of breakfast skippers. Today, with schedules busier than ever, it’s easy to simply focus on getting the day started. “Whether you’re in college or chasing after school-age kids, it’s easy to forgo breakfast to stay on-schedule,” says Betsy Frost, Manager at General Mills. “The tradeoff hits mid-morning with what people are calling the “hangries” – the feeling of being ‘hungry’ and ‘angry’ or irritable,” she adds. With this in mind, Frost and her colleagues at General Mills recently unveiled BFAST, a new breakfast shake containing the nutrition of a bowl of cereal and milk. It has eight grams of protein, eight grams of whole grain (48 grams recommended daily) and three grams of fiber, and comes in chocolate, vanilla and berry flavors. More information is available at www.bfastshake.com. Indeed, more on-the-go parents and college students are opting for easy options they can consume on their

It’s important to get all members of your family to have breakfast, no matter if they are grade schoolers about to board the school bus, college kids racing to their first class, or busy moms and dads trying to juggle it all.

way to work or class, or while getting ready to race out the door, say food industry experts. “A drinkable breakfast shake that doesn’t need refrigeration fits into life no matter what you’ve got on your plate for the day. It’s perfect for busy breakfast skippers,” says Frost, who is reaching out to young breakfast skippers via Twitter and Instagram. We’ve all heard from our mothers that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and now there is research to support the benefits of breakfast: • B re a k fa s t co n s u m ers have healthier body

weights: People who consumed breakfast daily had 20 percent lower risk of developing obesity and 19 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a breakfast frequency and metabolism study conducted in 2013 by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. • Breakfast can make you healthier: People aged 20-39 who regularly had breakfast, including ready-to-eat cereal, had lower cholesterol levels and were less likely to have high blood pressure, compared with breakfast skippers, according to a study published in 2012 by The Nutrition Society.

The Southington Community YMCA is offering a free Livestrong at the YMCA Program, a 12-week, small group fitness program designed for adult cancer survivors 18 and over, under the guidance of specially-trained health and wellness staff. This program will begin the week of Jan. 6, 2014 and end March 28. Classes take place Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The class format consists of cardio, strength and flexibility segments and is tailored to fit each individual’s needs. The program is designed to help those affected by cancer gain strength, endurance and function lost through treatment and to gain emotional support and self esteem. The program focuses on the whole person, not just the disease. Space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Linda Prus at (860) 426-9531 or visit www.sccymca.org.

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Joshua Wolfe, 6, of Southington, takes a chilly ride on the motorcycles. | Eve Britton/Record-Journal

finish his ride on the kiddies motorcycles. This week Mount Southington is scheduled to open, which draws in hundreds of people over the season, Perillo said. The ski area will be celebrating its 50th year of operating in town. “The ski area does a hotel package as well as Lake Compounce,” Perillo said. “So people can ski and stay in a local hotel. It’s a wonderful amenity and it’s unique.”

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Isabelle Tedeschi and her cousin Melanie Tedeschi, junior auxiliary members, gave out cookies and gift bags. “The little kids are cute,” Isabelle Tedeschi said. Garett Daponte and Salli Klimkowski waited in line to ride the horse-drawn carriage with their children, Na-

talie Daponte, 7, and Zachary Klimkowski, 6. The children, who came last year, love Santa and the horse ride, Garett Daponte said. Natalie and Zachary divulged what they asked Santa to bring them. Zachary hopes for a water gun and a robotic dog, while Natalie wants rubber bands to make loom bracelets. See Santa / Page 36

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volving a man who grabbed a woman and then fled and Damon was able to locate him. “He loved going to work in the morning,” Salerno said. “It was very hard the first day not going with him.” Residents got to know and care about Damon, and would frequently ask Salerno how Damon was doing. “I was very lucky. With him I got the full package,” Salerno said. “When it was time to get the bad guy, he would. But when it was time to play with kids, he loved that too.” Salerno is currently training with Lou and expects to be out on the road with him by mid-January, Salerno said. The handlers use German commands with their police dogs, and when they receive

the dog, it has a basic training level called Shutzhund. That training includes basic tracking, obedience and protection. Once the dog is paired with an officer, the duo goes through specific training the dog will need for the job, such as narcotic detection, Salerno said. The other police dog in the Southington department is 5-year-old Arno. Salerno said Arno is at his prime age right now, and Damon and Arno got along because of their similar personalities. The dogs would lay down next to each other and eat out of the same bowls, which Salerno said is rare due to police dogs sometimes having a dominant personality. “I thank the chief and commission for the opportunity to do it again,” Salerno said about working with Lou. “It was a great nine years, and has been the highlight of my career.”

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Sarah, also came last year. Ava, 7, also asked Santa for elastics to make loom bracelets. Sarah, 5, said she hopes Santa brings her a Furby. Visiting Santa at Recreation Park has another benefit. “It’s a great photo-op for Christmas cards,” Starr said.


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The Southington Blue Knights rode over the Cheshire Rams 21-12 Monday night in the annual powder puff game at Southington High School’s football field. It brings the 18-year-long powder puff series to a tie at nine games each. “I can’t thank you enough. You really brought it out on the field,” Southington coach Charles Kemp said hoarsely to his cheering team. “I’m so proud of you and I’m going to miss you.” A total of 51 Cheshire girls and 55 Southington girls participated. “I think we played fine. They’re a good group of girls, “ said Cheshire coach George Gilhuly. “They did everything they were supposed to do. It’s always a good time and a good game.” The Blue Knights went up 14-0 early in the second half and also led 21-6 before the Rams made the final score tighter. Cheshire’s Alexa DiLeo was one of the offensive stars of the game. “I think we really brought

Southington’s Silvana Tellerico tries to escape the Cheshire defense. | (Dave Zajac / Special to The Citizen)

Southington’s Kayla Nati, right, tries to step around Cheshire’s Anisa Chaudhry. | (Dave Zajac / Special to The Citizen)

it all out there. Powder puff is a great group,” DiLeo said. “If we had to lose to someone, it was a great team and fought well.” Southington moved the ball well on offense, but at the end of the first quarter there was no score. I n t h e se con d qu a r ter, Southington’s Annalisa Sega scored on a 5-yard run. Silvana Tellerico kicked the extra point. The first half ended with

In the second half, Nati added a 59-yard touchdown run. While Southington relied on its running game, Cheshire opted for more passing. Cheshire attempted a comeback in the second half

Southington ahead 7-0. Southington’s Kayla Nati had an 85-yard touchdown run in the second half. “I was hesitant at first. I didn’t expect that,” Nati said. “Then I saw it was open and I went for it. It was a good game.”

Snow Views: Time to hit the slopes By Dave Mongillo Special to The Citizen

Cheshire’s Isabella Gozzo, center, darts between Southington defenders Joy Blanchet, left, and Elizabeth Ragozzino. | (Dave Zajac / Special to The Citizen)

as DiLeo caught pass after pass, but her team was unable to score. In the fourth quarter, Kristin Cabrera scored for Cheshire, making the score 14-6. BryAnna McIntosh also scored for Cheshire.

For Nutmeg ski hills it was the best of times and the worst of times. Winter arrived for the Thanksgiving feast, but Mother Nature took it all back three days later when spring seemed to return. The local ski resorts are resilient and as soon as Father Winter comes back the big guns will bombard the trails with white. All five Connecticut ski resorts could be open this weekend The rest of the East faired about the same. Mountains in Maine and New Hampshire picked up a dusting on Sunday, but for most it was damp and gray. There were 248 ski areas in North America open last Monday. Nine were in Vermont and seven resorts in the White Mountains were operating. Only two hills in Massachusetts were offering skiing. By this weekend, several more New England ski areas plan to run lifts.

On the speed scene some racers from the Mount Southington Ski Team made turns on the local hill when it opened last Sunday. Skiers on the Blue Knight team are working out and getting ready for the opening race in January. The UConn ski teams hope to get onto snow at Mount Southington next week. They have been in intensive training for the last five weeks. The Huskies will be training at Killington, Vermont over the holiday vacation and will be in top form for the opening races at Okemo Mountain, Vermont on Jan. 9. This is an Olympic year, so expect to see more winter sports on the tube as the weeks go on. In February, the world’s best athletes will be ready to compete in Sochi, Russia. The question is will Sochi be ready for them? The Games will begin in 60 days. The buzz is that some of the venues are 90 days from completion. We’ll see.


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We were passing the ball good and then we started running blast left and right, and it was working. We started running the ball like crazy and the line blocked absolutely amazing. I never saw anything like it.” Three of Hyde’s touchdowns and all but 30 of his yards came in the second half. “Breaking tackles, great blocking and that second, third and fourth effort is the

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stuff we’re talking about,” Southington coach Mike Drury said. “He ran like a man possessed.” An acrobatic grab by Ryan Borawski on a 27-yard pass from Barmore set up a 30yard field goal by Kyle Smick when the first drive stalled. The red-zone failure signaled the beginning of a defensive struggle. The Knights went three-and-out on their next three possessions. “It took us a little while to get our rhythm,” Barmore said. “After the first quarter,

Newtown football team won’t play Dec. 14 NEWTOWN (AP) — Newtown High School’s football team won’t have to play on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings if it reaches the state championship game. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced Monday that it approved Newtown High School’s request to hold the game on Dec. 13 instead of Dec. 14, if Newtown reaches the final at Central Connecticut State University in New

Britain. CIAC spokesman Joel Cookson says the governing group’s football committee decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for Newtown to play on Dec. 14, the one-year anniversary of the killing of 20 students and six adults at the Sandy Hook School. The football team dedicated its season to the shooting victims and went 12-0. The Nighthawks o p e n e d t h e p l ayo ffs Tu e s d ay a ga i n s t 9 -2 Ridgefield.

we buckled down and said this isn’t how we play. This isn’t how we’ve been playing all year, so let’s pick it up.” The Wildcats sustained a drive late in the first quarter, but on fourth-and-goal from the 4 they elected to attempt a field goal, which Jordon Martell yanked wide left on the first play of the second quarter. The drive also featured the first and last appearance by NFA’s Boston College-bound running back Marcus Outlow. Outlow was suffering from a shoulder injury coming in, didn’t start the game, ran the ball three times for eight yards and limped off with just under five minutes to go in the first quarter. NFA coach Jemal Davis said he knew little about Outlow’s injury. “He wasn’t ready to go and at that point we just had to continue to move on,” Davis said. “I don’t know what the injury was or the extent of it was, but it was some injury.” The Knights’ offense shifted into gear on their second possession of the second quarter, boosted by a pair of major penalties assessed to NFA on one play. A pass interference call prompted a verbal response that resulted in a 30-yard gift. Hyde’s first run went for 18 yards. His next one covered six for the first touchdown of

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the game and a 10-0 lead. Hyde paid tribute to his linemen, including tackle Jimmy Nardi, who was questionable after an injury on Thanksgiving. “Even with a hurt ankle, he came out here and did a wonderful job,” Hyde said. “Joe D’Agostino, Jon Rauch, Sal Conti, Noah McDonald, Carlos Gill: all of them. They did an excellent job and got it done.” An eight-yard sack by Matt Koczera and Zach Maxwell blew up the next NFA possession. On third-and-4 from midfield, Maxwell took a pass in the flat, broke a tackle and raced to pay dirt with 3:30 left before intermission. Matt Maxwell got his hands on a punt when the defense stoned NFA once again and Southington had the ball on the Wildcats’ 26. Alex Jamele slid to his knees to snatch a 10-yard delivery from Barmore and the Knights went to the locker room with a 24-0 advantage. Forced to play from behind with an offense predicated on the rush, NFA was in a heap of trouble. Two incompletions and a sack by Zack Spooner forced a three-and-out to start the second half. Barmore connected with Joe Daigle for a 21-yard strike for a 31-0 lead. NFA got on the scoreboard midway through the third quarter on a 14-yard pass from Beaudreault to Ramel Williams, but Hyde answered after Matt Thomson recovered a fumble at the NFA 11. Hyde bolted for a 39-yard score before Beaudreault led the Wildcats (8-3) down the field for their second score, a one-yard pass to Williams. Hyde’s second 39-yard scamper with 3:34 to go broke the 50-point barrier. Smick made all seven of his extra-point placements and has now converted 58 of 59 this season.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against gun law By Dave Collins Associated Press

HARTFORD (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a gun industry group lawsuit challenging a wide-ranging firearms law passed by Connecticut in response to the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven ruled Monday that the Newtownbased National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. does not have legal standing to challenge how the legislature and governor approved the law in April. The foundation sued Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, legislative leaders and other officials in July, claiming the “emergency” legislation was approved illegally without proper public input, without time for adequate review by lawmakers and without an explanation of why the usual legislative process needed to be bypassed. The law, which expanded a ban on assault weapons and prohibits large-capacity ammunition magazines, still

faces other legal challenges by gun rights advocates. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is considering whether to appeal Hall’s ruling to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, said Lawrence Keane, the foundation’s senior vice president and general counsel. “ We’re obv iously disappoi nted ,” Kea ne sa id Tuesday. “The legislature voted on a 139-page bill that they never read, and we were denied our First Amendment right to advocate for changes in the actual bill that was voted on.” The nonprofit foundation represents the interests of more than 9,500 federally licensed firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers, as well as companies that manufacture, distribute and sell shooting and hunting-related goods and services. More than 200 of its members are in Connecticut. It also represents sportsmen’s associations, gun clubs and shooting ranges. Hall, citing legal precedent, ruled that although foundation members may have been harmed finan-

cially by the law, there is no “logical nexus” between that harm and the lawsuit’s allegations. “That injury, however, does not make NSSF — or any other member of the public aggrieved only incidentally by procedurally defective legislation — into a proper party to challenge the defects in legislative process,” Hall wrote. “Gun control legislation passed without the alleged procedural defects would result in identical injuries.” The office of state Attorney General George Jepsen released a statement calling the measures “entirely appropriate and lawful — both procedurally and substantively.” The office pledged to continue defending the legislation. Connecticut’s bill originally stemmed from a legislative task force charged with reviewing the state’s gun laws, mental health care and school security following the Dec. 14 school shooting that left 20 first graders and six educators dead. Those recommendations were passed onto the top leaders of the Genera l Assembly, both

signed by Malloy. The bill was designated as “emergency certified” and therefore bypassed public hearings and committee votes.

Democrats and Republicans, who ultimately crafted a compromise bill behind closed doors that was approved on bipartisan votes by the House and Senate and

Southington plaza’s rebound complete By Jesse Buchanan

growth and development on Queen Street. According to Southington Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo, there are now 55 restaurants between Oak Hill Cemetery and the Plainville town line, a 2.5-mile stretch of Queen Street. Secondo said the opening of ShopRite three years

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The opening of a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store in about a month on Queen Street will fill the last vacancy of the ShopRite plaza. Three years ago the plaza was facing the loss of another grocery store and several empty storefronts. The resurgence of the ShopRite Plaza parallels

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After receiving input from the community, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington met at Hatton Elementary School Nov. 26 to begin piecing together a plan for Southington’s youth after hosting a community forum earlier in November. “We have lots of information now,” Michelle Slimak, ECCS president, said. Deborah Polydys, strategic advisor for ECCS, presented some of the findings from the community forum held by the group. The difficult economy and families experiencing reduced incomes is a big factor in kids not getting a pre-kindergarten education experience, Polydys said, since families can’t afford it. One in six families, she said, has undergone a drop in income. “I think we’re seeing the impact of it here,” she said. Polydys said not all families even have things like books to help prepare their kids. Other topics, like exercise and nutrition, were brought up, but one of the largest goals is facilitating the outreach to parents, since kids don’t make exercise and nutrition decisions for themselves. Slimak said if parents are aware of what’s out there, they can take all the information and make the best decisions for their kids. “Awareness is most important,” Slimak said. “Parents need to be aware of what’s expected of their kids, and they can make decisions for themselves. Hatton Elementary School Principal Sally Kamerbeek said physical fitness test results in town also aren’t as good as expected, and the requirements have changed over the years to be more lenient because kids aren’t as active as they once were. Just the same, over-scheduling of activities was pointed out as a negative as well. While being active is a big plus, it’s detrimental for kids to have no downtime at all. Slimak said finding infor-

mation isn’t always the easiest, and the group is hoping to start up a school readiness blog. The group also talked about the need for a maternity ward in town to help new parents. The Hospital of See Kids / Page 42

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application and reapply. Withdrawing will give more time to a panel that is helping Bread for Life find anWith the 60-day extension to find an- other place to build its meal kitchen. A secother suitable site for the new Bread for ond extension could not be requested, said Life facility nearing its expiration this Stephen Giudice, the owner of the Harry month, it was decided during Tuesday E. Cole & Son engineering firm representnight’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that the group would withdraw its See Bid / Page 42 Special to The Citizen

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ago was the catalyst for development at the plaza and also resulted in more investor interest in Queen Street as traffic increased. “The major investors realize that Southington is a magnet for people from Bristol, New Britain and Plainville,” he said. “People are grabbing up every little spot they can.” Louis Perillo, town economic development coordinator, said ShopRite has been a large traffic draw, which has in turn attracted restaurants and now Jo-Ann Fabric to the plaza. “That plaza has made a tremendous turnaround,” he said. “It’s been such a powerhouse that it’s helped propel the street in such a positive way.” After the opening of ShopRite, Secondo said, the plaza gained restaurants such

JO-ANN fabrics and crafts is the latest tenant to move into the ShopRite Plaza on Queen Street. The store is slated for opening in February 2014. | ( Dave Zajac / Special to The Citizen) as Moe’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Taxes for the plaza itself at 750 Queen St. amounted to $257,045 this past year. That figure does not include taxes for the standalone restaurants. The plaza is owned by a holding company, Southington/Route 10 Associates.

Average cost in dollars per square foot of space has jumped from the teens several years ago to the 20s now, Perillo said. The lack of vacancies has also driven up rental costs along with the location. Businesses looking to open are attracted to the amount of traffic heading to existing businesses.

“It still has high desirability,” Perillo said. For the town’s planners, the challenge is to keep high traffic to attract and retain retailers but to avoid congestion. Perillo said measures have been taken that include changing the timing of lights, including turning arrows and adding access roads that connect plazas so shoppers don’t have to get back on Queen Street. Southington seems to buck the general state trends in economics and is adding businesses, but Secondo said the town has to be careful not to add more businesses than its infrastructure can sustain. “We’re doing better than other towns but we have to watch it,” he said. Perillo said he’s thrilled to see Jo-Ann Fabric opening on Queen Street. He expected it to draw a creative demographic that will also benefit other businesses in the area.

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Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus on Meriden Avenue isn’t much of a community-based hospital anymore since becoming corporate. “That was perceived as a huge loss in the community that we no longer have,” Polydys said. Slimak said, usually, new parents are given packets of information after having a child, but believes that is not exactly the best timing. “Your throw most of it away because you just had a child, you don’t have time to look at that,” Slimak said. Angela Orsini-Garry came to the community forum, and followed up by attending the meeting. Working in healthcare, she had a few suggestions for the group. “I think it’s very early on,” she said of the group’s plan, “but I think it’s a great idea.” Allyson Schulz is a community liaison for the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, which provides funding for ECCS. Schulz was present at the meeting to help advise the group. “They’re off to a great start,” Schulz said. “It’s exciting to see the table grow.”

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Rooms For Rent MERIDEN. West side furn 1st flr studio, incl heat, elec, hw. $180/week plus sec. Call 12noon-8pm (203) 634-1195 www.meridenrooms.com North Haven Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Weekly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

WALLINGFORD - 4 rooms, 2 BR’s, hdwd flrs, stove/ ref. incl. W/D hookups in bsmt, oil heat, off st parking. $925/mo. + utilities. Sec dep & refs. No pets/ smoking. 203-410-3980 or 203-265-7546

Sporting Goods & Health

Comm / Industrial for Rent CHESHIRE 5200 sq ft bldg. Totally renovated. 1/2 mi from Rte 10. 1 mile from 691. 2 loading docks. $8/sq ft triple net. 203 250-7297 CHESHIRE Industrial Zoned Multi Use. Near 691. 1100+ sq ft Offices (2 lavs/shower) and 1100+ sq ft Warehouse/Shop (15ft overhead door). Will consider just leasing offices. $6.50 /per sq ft nnn. Call 203272-6478

Pets For Sale

AKC LAB PUPPIES 7 Weeks, Yellow & Black First Shots. $750. 203 631-0866 LOVING Pups Rescue Puppies for adoption. To view the puppies and notice of our next Adoption Day event visit us at lovingpups.com or call 828208-0757

It’s All Here! (203) 238-1953

Cindy’s UniqUe shop ConsiGnMenT 32 norTh Colony sT WallinGford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30-5 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 DRYERS Estate by Whirlpool & GE Hotpoint, both heavy duty & super capacity, great condition, $100 each, 203-639-1012

Furniture & Appliances

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. Appliance Repairs Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

Miscellaneous For Sale CEMETERY Plots (Three) All Saints, North Haven, Queen of Universe Section. $1025 each. Call 860 6087115 FREE Horse Manure Call Mike 203-599-8915

PUREBRED Maltese Puppies 4 Females, 1 Male 6 wks old. $800 Call 860-302-5371 YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahua, Bostons, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Huskies, Schnoodles, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150 plus. Call (860) 930-4001

AMAZINGLY CLEAN Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden. MIkE 203 631-2211 SEASONED Firewood Delivered Cherry, Apple, Maple Hardwoods Full or Half Cord. (203) 686-1425

WALLINGFORD Lovely, Lge Furnished Bdrm, Rec Rm & Bath. All Utils, TV, Cable, Refrig, Freezer & Laundry Included. 203 269-8166.

WALLINGFORD - 1 bedroom apartments on Center Street & Cherry Street. $750. Hot water included. Call Mike: 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 2BR Very neat/clean. WD hookups. Off st parking. Appliances. No smoking/pets $900/mo. One month sec. 203-631-5219

BEAUTIFUL Contemporary Mahogany Hutch Excellent Condition $350 LG Wooden Kitchen Table 56 x 39” W/4 Chairs & Leaf $150 Dry Sink w/Slate Top $50 203-238-4964

MOVING. Selling 7 1/2’ pool table with ping pong ball table $250. Upright piano, $300. Entertainment center $250. Grill, $100. Shoe storage cabinets $20 each. Other furniture and more. Call 203-235-4183, leave message w/phone number. POWERED LIFT - Invacare reliance 450 and accessories. Valued at $1200 new. Great for homecare provider of adult. $400. Call 203-2655553.

PISTOL PERMIT Or Long Gun Certificate Required for Connecticut Residents. 1 Session, $110. 203 415-1144

Electronics

Wanted to Buy

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Ham Equipment, HiFi, Radios, CB, Guitars, Audio Equipment. 860 707-9350

2ND Generation Buys Napier & costume jewelry, old Barbie, musical instruments, Dept 56, Estates & old Xmas items. 203 639-1002

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps

AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608 WANTED Swords, daggers, helmets, metals etc. Call 203-238-3308

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

WANTED The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Vehicles for recycling. Paying Cash 203 630-2510

Music Instruments & Instruction GENTLY Used free trumpet wanted for elementary school child. Please call 203-265-5713

Buying? Selling? Marketplace is the answer.

Antiques & Collectibles THE Old brick factory, heated indoor. Antique & vintage Christmas collectible. Sat 9-3 & Sun 12-3, 387 So. Colony St, Meriden, 203-600-5075.

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Canelli’s Jewelry & Boutique Specializing in Unusual Gifts and Fine Sterling Jewelry. Since 1917. 130 South Colony Rd. (Rt. 5) Wallingford. 203 269-5242

OLD TOOLS WANTED Always buying old, used hand tools, carpentry, machinist, engraving & workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home! Please call Cory, 860-322-4367

Music By RoBeRta PeRfoRMance & instRuction Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT

The Record-Journal, Central Connecticut’s leading multimedia company is expanding our advertising team and looking for digitally savvy, highly motivated sales professionals to join our outside sales team as a digital media consultant. If you love to sell, are a tireless hunter and knowledgeable about digital media, then we have the perfect opportunity for you to join us and help the small businesses in our community grow & prosper. In addition to The Record-Journal, our company publishes 6 community newspapers and websites delivering the hyper-local news that citizens want and the audience that businesses need. Plus, we have partnered with the biggest names in digital and social media to offer our advertisers unmatched reach and targeting capabilities – from the very local to the national scale. If you enjoy prospecting for new business, have a track record of meeting and exceeding monthly sales goals and have one to two years of outside sales experience selling to small businesses, then we want to talk to you. We offer a base salary with unlimited commission potential, paid vacation, full medical benefits and a 401K with company match. To apply, email your resume, cover letter & salary requirements to spalmer@record-journal.com.

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES Attics & Basement Cleaned Gary Wodatch Debris Removal of Any Kind. Homeowners, contractors. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203 235-7723 Cell 860 558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326 Cell 860-558-5430 Office 203-235-7723 Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-935-7208

Carpentry

Handypersons A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325

GET CONNECTED

Home Improvement

Need Repairs Or Remodeling Done? Visit our website or call for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 203 675-8084

T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Fencing Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Insd. Call John Uvino 203-237GATE. CT Reg #601060

If you can’t find it in Marketplace it’s not for sale.

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

JM Lawncare Junk & snow removal, fall clean-up, and much more! Call for a free estimate 860-796-8168

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BUSY MOM’S Cleaning Svc No job is too big/small. Free window svc w/wkly cleaning. Sr disc. 860-839-1707

CHLOE’S Home Solutions High end remodeling needs at a fair price. Lic, Ins. HIC 631419 Call Mike 203 631-2991

Fall ClEaN-UPS No job too big or small. Vacuum service available Please call 203-630-2152

Junk Removal

Landscaping

Masonry

A & A Lawn Care Fall clean-ups, snowplowing hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

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

for your window on the world.

Fences to Faucets Got a list of things to do? Insured. Call MGW! CT#631942 203 886-8029 T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Home Improvement

$1000 OFF Your Lowest Estimate (203) 284-0137 CT Reg # 558927 All Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchens, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors. No job too small, We do it all! Free Est. 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Ins. #539493 203-530-1375

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad. PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-935-7208

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

Need Repairs Or Remodeling Done? Visit our website or call for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 203 675-8084

A&A LAWN CARE Dumpster Rentals. Fall Cleanups. Mulch. Walls, Walks & Patios. Free Est. #584101 Jim 203 237-6638

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace. Fall Clean-Ups Tree and Shrub Removal Hedges Trimmed Also Snow Plowing Call 860 719-3953

Gutters

GUTTER CLEANING Seamless Gutters. Gutter repairs. 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warranty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

C&M ConstruCtion *THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* cmconstructionct.com 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Landscaping

House Cleaning

REPAIRS & Replacement Lg/ Sm, Int/Ext. Stairs, Railing, Decks, Entry Door, Window, Finish Basement. I can fix it. Work done by owner. 40+ years exp. Free Est. Ins. #578107 (203) 238-1449 www. marceljcharpentier.com

Electrical Services

Kitchen & Baths

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

Leaf Cleanup

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

Painting & Wallpapering CT Best Painting Co. Painting-Int & ext., wallpaper & popcorn removal, more. Reg HIC0637348. 860-830-9066

The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

EddiEs Total Home Painting Ext/Int, powerwashing, decks, sheetrock repair, ceilings. 203 824-0446 #569864

Plumbing

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Leaf Blowing & Removal Fall Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves Storm Damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

CARL’S Plumbing & Heating 20% Sr Citizen Discount. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395

Plumbing

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

SIMPLY Devine Plumbing Highest quality installation & service. No job too big or small. 203-514-0434. simplydevineplumbing. com

CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality-Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions, Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415 Gonzalez ConstruCtion Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc.com Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

Siding, Roofing, WindoWS, deckS, Remodeling gutteRS ct Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Roofing

C&M ConstruCtion *The Roofing Specialist* And Roof Snow Removal 10% off cmconstructionct.com 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 Gonzalez ConstruCtion ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ************* 203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc.com Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

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

Siding

JAZ Plumbing & Heating. Residential & comm. Boilers & water heaters our specialty. Call for best pricing. Tony (203) 537-1017

Siding

$1000 OFF Your Lowest Estimate (203) 284-0137 CT Reg # 558927

Siding, Roofing Windows, Decks Sunrooms, Additions 203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Snow Plowing CHLOE’S Home Solutions Snow Removal. Comm/ Res. Driveways, Walks, Roofs Lic, Ins. HIC 631419 Call Mike 203 631-2991 Salt $130 Per Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium Chloride Icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16.50 per 50 lb bag. Pallet prices available 24/7. Call 203 238-9846 SNOWPLOWING Residential/Commercial Senior citizen discount Call 860 719-3953

Tree Services Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430 LAVIGNE’S Tree Service In business 31 years Tree removal. Stump grinding.Crane Service. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com


The Southington Citizen | southingtoncitizen.com

Friday, December 6, 2013

Southington Community Services in cooperation with AFSCME 1303-026 Public Works RD RD RD RD RD RD

33 ANNUAL ANNUAL

FOOD FOOD DRIVE DRIVE

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Southington’s SHARE Only YOUR CHRISTMAS Food BLESSINGS Pantry

As you and your family prepare for another Christmas, we ask that you share your blessings with a stranger. The need for FOOD has never been greater. Hundreds of local families are in desperate need for food during these holiday months. These families are invisible to most of us; but in fact they may be your neighbors or friends.

Please help us to help others. Thank you.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14, 2013

Southington Drive-In 999 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Southington

Sponsored by:

Citizen

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TEN MOST NEEDED ITEMS

SOUP TUNA FISH JUICE/JUICE BOXES MAC & CHEESE CEREAL CHEF BOYARDEE SPAM/HASH/CANNED HAM OR CHICKEN BEEF STEW LUNCH SNACKS/COOKIES CORN MUFFIN MIX Also for Christmas Dinners Hot Chocolate Cookies Mashed Potatoes Veggies Pasta Apple Juice Brownie Mix Bread Mix

The increase in the number of families coming to us for help has caused us to experience serious shortages. We are appealing to you to help us help local families with a donation of food so we can restock our pantry.


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WORLDWIDE

HUGE SELECTION • GREAT PRICES!

Wine & Spirits

www.ctwineandspirit.com

480 Queen St., Southington, CT 06489

Make Their Spirits Bright!

(860) 276 -5801

• Come In and Visit Prices Effective through 12/31/13 • NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. Our Wine Room! •

Mon-Fri 10am-9pm • Sat 9am-9pm • Sun 10am-5pm

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CHARDONNAY (750ML)

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PINOT NOIR (750ML) OUR PRICE

THEIR PRICE

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RIESLING (750ML)

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VIONGIER (750ML)

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PINOT GRIGIO (750ML) OUR PRICE

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ZINFANDEL (750ML)

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SAUVIGNON BLANC (750ML) OUR PRICE

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$26.99 MAGNUM (1.5L) ALL TYPES

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VODKA (1.75L)

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WHISKEY/BOURBON/SCOTCH (1.75L) OUR PRICE

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Jack Daniels .................. $43.99 ............. $54.99 Jim Beam ....................... $28.99 ............. $39.99 Canadian Club .............. $19.99 ............. $26.99 Jameson ........................ $49.99 ............. $55.99 Black Velvet .................. $15.99 ............. $19.99 Seagram’s 7................... $19.99 ............. $25.99 Dewars .......................... $35.99 ............. $49.99 Cutty Sark...................... $29.99 ............. $42.99 Southern Comfort ........ $24.99 ............. $34.99

RUM (1.75L)

OUR PRICE

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LIQUEURS (1.75L)

OUR PRICE

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Bacardi .......................... $22.99 ............. $32.99 Castillo ........................... $17.99 ............. $22.99 Palo Viejo ...................... $17.99 ............. $22.99 Calico Jack .................... $18.99 ............. $25.99 Blackheart ..................... $25.99 ............. $32.99 Blue Chair Bay .............. $26.99 ............. $39.99 Malibu............................ $26.99 ............. $36.99

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Southington Citizen Dec. 6, 2013

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