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Volume 9, Number 24

Southington’s Hometown Newspaper

Friday, June 14, 2013

Southington softball claims state title No. 15

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By John Pettit Special to The Citizen

Neither a weather postponement nor a change of venue this weekend could knock the top-ranked Southington softball team off course. Really, the Blue Knights set their own itinerary last year after losing to Amity 10-6 in the CIAC Class LL state title game. “Redemption,” Southington senior pitcher Jordyn Moquin said. “That was our ultimate goal - to get back (to the state championship tilt) no matter what and we definitely fought hard for that. Redemption was our big thing. We definitely wanted

Southington’s Lauren Zazzaro scores the lone run in the CIAC Class LL state finals, sliding past Mercy catcher Tyler Keegan in the second inning.

to continue the Southington softball legacy.” The Blue Knights did just that with Sunday night’s tidy 1-0 win over No. 6 Mercy before a packed house at Frank

Biondi Softball Field in West Haven. The win gave Southington (24-1) its 15th state championship and the second under coach John Bores, who

also guided the Knights to the state title in 2004. “It feels like a lifetime (ago),” said Bores, who has been at the helm since 2003 and taken his teams to five state finals. “I am breathing a sigh of relief because we’ve had the monkey on our back since last year when we imploded. It was embarrassing. To have most of the kids back this year, they knew they wanted to come out and prove something and they did. I couldn’t be prouder.” Southington scored the game’s only run in the bot-

tom of the second inning. With one out, sophomore Lauren Zazzaro was grazed by a pitch from Mercy starter Mary Adametz. Zazzaro scurried to second base on a pitch in the dirt and, with two outs, raced home on freshman Natalie Wadolowski’s line-drive single to center field.

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This couple of avid hikers is in it for the long haul By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

One of Fred and Irene Murray’s first dates, shortly after meeting, was a five-mile snowshoe hike in Colchester,

stopped short when Fred Murray lost his hearing aid in the snow. “It would have been longer,” Irene Murray said. “It’s been the story of our life. We’re always looking for

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mountains, fields, streams and canyons across the state and the country. Irene is 70 and Fred is 65 and they were both divorced for some time before finding one another on a dating website. Their profiles both said See Hikers, page 16

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stuff that Fred drops.” A handful of dates later, Fred Murray decided to take Irene Murray on the Bike Virginia Tour, which included traveling through Virginia for about six days, covering 40 to 50 miles per day. Irene didn’t bike much before meeting Fred more than seven years ago, but on the first day on the tour they biked 75 miles. “I said, ‘Oh no, what did I do to this poor woman?,’” Fred Murray said. “I thought after the first day she was going to leave ... because we didn’t know each other that long. I thought, ‘Well, I won’t be with her for much longer.’ But she was a trooper. She made it.” Fred and Irene Murray are still together and still going on adventures. Since the biking tour, the Southington couple got married and have been married for seven years. The Murrays aren’t your average couple; they’ve hiked hundreds of miles through


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 14, 2013

Charter changes sent to council By Eric Heredia Special to The Citizen

He said there was no “earthshaking need” to change the commissions into advisory boards and that there wasn’t any evidence to prove there needed to be change. Conroy said he had one thing to tell voters: “When they go to cast their ballots, ask why,” he said. “Why do we need to make that change?”

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A report to the Town Council on final revisions to the town charter led to a contentious exchange between a Democratic councilor and the chairman of the Charter Revision Commission Monday night. One of the major changes gives the town manager authority over the fire and police chiefs and turns the police and fire commissions into advisory boards. In March the council voted along party lines with Republicans in favor of opening the charter and forming a commission and Democrats opposed. Councilor John Barry, a Democrat, voiced his concerns about the possible revisions and questioned if they were necessary. Barry also told Brian Callahan, chairman of the Charter Revision Commission, that he hadn’t received any data or examples of why the changes had to be made and said it was a “problem.” “My fear is if this charter change happens we are giving one man full power,” Barry said.

Callahan, a Republican, said the commission was trying to “stay ahead of the curve” by making revisions to the charter when it came to the police and fire commissions. “We’re making change,” Callahan said. “And the hardest thing in the world for people to adapt to is change.” He added that it was “in the best interest of the town of Southington. We didn’t do it for any other reason. There’s no advantage for us to do this. We’re not turning this into a political thing.” “Making a change for the sake of making change is not good policy,” Barry said. Before the council votes on the changes, the public will have the opportunity to express opinions during a public hearing set for June 24. If the revisions to the charter are approved by the council they will go to referendum in November, when voters will have the final say. Dennis Conroy, a Democrat and member of the Charter Revision Commission, is opposed to giving the town manager control over fire and police departments.

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Barry, Callahan debate need for change By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen



that sits on this board.” “We have never ever had a fire chief or police chief that hasn’t been promoted through the ranks,” Meade said. “I’m not saying that’s wrong ... if someone locally has all the qualifications, he should be considered, but as the town grows, we should not leave it to the way it is done now because it has never been opened up; it has always been internal.” Commission member William DellaVecchia said he took exception to Conroy’s remarks. “When I was asked to sit on this board, I wanted to make sure there was no outside agendas other than the fact that we were going to review the town charter,” he said. DellaVecchia said Con-


The Charter Revision Commission voted 3-1 June 5 to send its proposed changes to the Town Council. The revisions include turning the police and fire commissions into advisory boards and giving the town manager authority over the police and fire chiefs; allowing the town manager to authorize transfers of up to $1,000 into and out of a line item within a fiscal year; raising the minimum amount of a public contract that requires it to go through the bidding process from $10,000 to $25,000; and raising the amount for Public Works contracts requiring the public bidding process from $5,000 to $25,000. If the revisions are approved by the council, the

changes will go to a public referendum in November. Commission member Bruce Zalaski was absent Wednesday due to sickness, said Chairman Brian Callahan. Commission member Dennis Conroy opposed the individual vote on the change to the police and fire commissions and also the overall vote on all of the changes. “The only change is the appointment of the chief one man vs. a five-member commission,” Conroy said, later adding: “I believe this is an effort by the Republicancontrolled Town Council to guarantee the appointment of a police chief to the former chairman of the Town Council,” referring to Police Capt. Edward Pocock III. Andrew Meade said he was insulted by those remarks and that they were a “direct insult to everybody

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Bass-Reilly named Teacher of the Year

Students performing at the Thalberg School talent show gave a standing ovation Monday as fourth-grade teacher Linda Bass-Reilly was given the town’s Teacher of the Year Award. School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. came to the talent show to present Bass-Reilly with the surprise announcement of the award. Thalberg Principal Megan Bennett said she was notified on Friday that Bass-Reilly had won, and kept it a surprise. “She brings joy to teaching,” Bennett said about Bass-Reilly. “She keeps us connected to the community and the parents love her.” Bass-Reilly said she knew she had been nominated by a fellow staff member but was

not notified of the results. She assumed another teacher had won. Bass-Reilly said there are so many dedicated teachers in Southington and she accepted the award in honor of all the teachers in town. “It is an unbelievable honor,” Bass-Reilly said. “It’s humbling and overwhelming.” Susan Petty and Carolyn Warren, who work with the special needs children in the Oak Hill School program, ran into Bass-Reilly in the hallway of the school after she had been presented with the award. Once they heard the news, both congratulated Bass-Reilly and said there isn’t a person more deserving of the award. -Lauren Sievert


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Eight lives to go for ‘Shadow’ By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Bob Upson was working a shift at fire headquarters June 3, something that has been so routine for him for the past 30 years that he thought nothing of it. But then a co-worker told Upson that he’d found an injured cat on the side of Queen Street. Upson went outside to see what had happened, not knowing that a few days later he would be adopting the cat and nursing him back to health. What he found was an all-

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expects him to start walking as soon as his pelvis heals in about a month. Shadow will live with Upson and his wife, Nancy Upson. June 3, Bob Upson created a Facebook page called “Shadow’s Recovery Page” in the hope of raising money for Shadow’s medical bills, about $3,000. Anyone who wants to donate can visit the page for more information. “It was something that needed to be done,” Upson said. “You can’t save all of them; we saved one, and it’s a start.”

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STEPS program starts conversation about problems for teens, parents By Jeff Gebeau Special to The Citizen

Later,” which concerned choices and their consequences. The video emphasized substance abuse issues relating to alcohol and prescription drugs, but also covered other topics such as bullying via social media. The documentary featured real-life accounts of students and families that confronted such problems. Some stories had sad endings and served as cautionary tales. The video also contained survivors’ stories that offered hopeful messages about the possibility of “overcoming obstacles” and “changing your future.” Southington parent John Brennan agreed that the presentation would spark dialogue. He said it created an opening for him and his children to “openly discuss” delicate topics and was useful to “get the conversation started.” Seventh-grader Jessica


ing part in the event. “It’s great to be able to stand with the parents and teachers that undergird our youth in the community. We’re building an awareness that drug use and other risky behaviors have no place in Southington,” she said. School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. said

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Monte said that the video taught her to “think more about what I do before I do it.” The Rev. Victoria Triano, senior pastor at East Haddam’s Christ Community Church and a member of various Southington-based community groups, led the discussion group following the video. She explained the solidarity that she felt in tak-


Students and parents assembled at DePaolo Middle School Monday night for a Southington Drug Task Force program designed to teach them how to avoid tragic pitfalls that can derail bright, young futures. The evening began with a preliminary session in which adults received individual counsel from representatives of community organizations, including Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success, or STEPS, and Parents 4 a Change. The interactive segment was followed by a triscreen, video presentation and summary discussion forum. Southington Drug Task Force chairwoman Trisha Kenefick said that using several outlets to communicate information widened the program’s potential reach.

“Because we have several different avenues” to educate parents, she said, “we have a better chance of getting through to more people. And even if we reach one parent or one family, it will have been worth it.” Kenefick stressed the critical importance of the program for both children and adults. She contrasted the DePaolo event with a similar screening that had taken place at Kennedy Middle School earlier in the year that was viewed only by students. “Parents feel more comfortable initiating conversations” about sensitive subject matter in settings where they are exposed to it along with their kids, she said. “It gives them confidence to talk about these things. And that communication is the key to prevention.” The centerpiece of the program was the video presentation, titled “Now And


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roy’s accusation of an ulterior motive by the commission was an insult to Conroy himself. Southington resident Bill Welch, who served on a police commission from 19882003 under three chiefs, said he doesn’t think that turning the police and fire commissions into advisory boards is

a good idea. He said the idea that town manager would have better control over the department heads is erroneous. Welch said that commissioners get to know the chief ’s strengths and weaknesses and understand what he is trying to accomplish. “If he’s trying to do something wrong, you get a feeling for that, too,” Welch said, adding that new members get help from the more experienced members. He said 1288252

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council thought the land was too contaminated, but CVS ended up building a pharmacy there. Southington resident Michael Bunka said he agrees with the financial revisions to the charter, but asked that the commission vote no on eliminating the police and fire boards of commissioners and making them advisory boards. Southington resident Arthur Cyr said he disagrees with Welch and Bunka because of various problems with discipline and order at fire scenes in the last

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Lots of talk, no action yet on RV storage By Eric Heredia Special to The Citizen

The Planning and Zoning Commission is discussing a proposed amendment to the town’s zoning regulations that would address where and how long recreational vehicles can be parked on an owner’s property. As it stands, they can only be stored in the backyard 5 feet away from the property line. Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the amendment would give owners some more leeway, allowing storage in side yards. The change would also allow owners to park RVs in the front driveway for 48 hours for easy access to clean, unload or reload the vehicle before it must be put into storage. Acting Town Planner

David Lavallee said he has received about 85 complaints from neighbors about RV owners violating the regulation. In some instances, sightlines are being affected by RVs parked too close to the road. Tax Assessor Brian Lastra said 96 RV style campers are registered in town. Attorney Kevin Hecht spoke during a PZC public hearing Tuesday, representing Janet Clark Haverkampf, of Luty Drive. She is the subject of an enforcement action under the existing regulation and would still be in violation under the proposed change, Hecht said, after a neighbor complained about Haverkampf ’s RV, which is normally parked alongside her garage. Hecht said there is no way

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Hecht said the proposed amendment is an attempt to correct some issues with current regulation but doesn’t go far enough. He requested that the new language require owners to comply “where practicable” or possible. He also asked that the PZC consider exempting legally registered motor vehicles from the regulation. PZC member James P. Macchio said he thinks the regulation is too restrictive on RV owners. PZC alternate member Susan Locks said she agrees that it would be too restrictive and RV owners should be allowed more time for it to be parked in the driveway. “As long as it’s not sitting there over months and months,” Locks said.

Lavallee said a notice of violation is given to the owner, then a cease-and-desist order would be given if it is not corrected within 30 days. After that, the case would be referred to the town attorney. PZC member James Sinclair said the regulation is unenforceable. After the RV is in the driveway for two days, the owner would have 30 days to respond. “There’s a lot of things we know that are unenforceable because of manpower,” Sinclair said. The regulations are not well known in town, Hecht said, and the closing authority who sold her the vehicle didn’t tell her there’s a zoning regulation in Southington. “You have people that are unsuspecting, innocent people who buy in town because they like the town. They want their children to go to school in this town but then they can’t enjoy the fruits of their labor,” Hecht said. Chris Andro, co-owner of Hemlock Hill RV in Southington, said his company doesn’t keep track of local regulations regarding RV storage. “It’s kind of up to the own-


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Looking ahead to a semester at sea By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Joe Rogus and 700 other college students will be studying in Europe next summer aboard a ship. Rogus, 17, a Southington resident and 2013 graduate of Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, was recently awarded a $15,000 scholarship for the Semester at Sea, a study program sponsored by the University of Virginia. In 66 days Rogus will visit 11 cities in 10 countries. The journey will start and end in London, with stops along the way in places such as Bilbao, Spain;

Dublin, Ireland; and St. Petersburg, Russia. The scholarship opportunity was open to thousands of students around the country involved in the robotics program “For Inspiration and Recognition of Technology,” or FIRST, which funded the scholarship. Rogus applied because he was captain of Kingwood Oxford’s robotics team during his senior year. Only two students in the U.S. were awarded the scholarship. Rogus said he was looking forward to traveling. “To get one, I was stunned and very happy,” he said. “When I did the research, I

fell in love with the program and wanted to do that kind of travel with other students.” The ship will serve as the college campus, where students will take classes for credit, eat, study and sleep at sea. When they arrive at their checkpoints, they’ll do fieldwork within the countries. “There are hundreds and thousands of kids that participate in FIRST,” said Donna Balcezak, one of Kingswood Oxford’s two robotics team coaches. “It’s a very prestigious award.” Balcezak has been coaching the robotics team at

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Kingswood Oxford School for the past five years and has worked closely with Rogus for two years. She wrote the recommendation letter for his scholarship application, praising him for his dedication, positive attitude and mentoring of other students. “He’s an all-around great kid on the team,” said Sarah Lamb, the other robotics coach. “Whenever I’ve worked with him, he’s been the heart, soul and backbone of (Kingswood Oxford) robotics.” This fall, Rogus will attend George Washington University in Washington,




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‘Chaotic’ scene described at site of school bus fire By Lauren Sievert Special to The Citizen

Ken Filipowicz, co-owner of Little John Movers in Meriden, was driving back from a job Friday morning on West Street when he saw and smelled smoke. Filipowicz looked over and saw the front end of a school bus smoking heavily. “I just wanted to make sure the kids were off,” Filipowicz said. “That was the most important thing.” Filipowicz was with his 32yearold son and two other workers. He parked in the middle

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Neighbors object to proposal for industrial park By Eric Heredia Special to The Citizen

About 40 people came to a Planning and Zoning Commission hearing at which several Wonx Spring Road residents spoke against a proposal for a ninelot industrial subdivision on a 33-acre parcel on the road. The plan, proposed by Wonk Road Partnership, calls for a 1,400-foot road off Wonx Spring Road, removing a water line, adding a water main and connecting to sewers under nearby Interstate 84. It would also include a storm water collection system and detention basin to the east along Meadows Drive, as well as some tree clearing. The property was formerly owned by Square D Co., which made electrical parts. The building was torn down, the state found contaminants in the soil and a cleanup by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (formerly the DEP) has been under way since 1989.

There are 63 monitoring wells on the property. Certain areas of the property are reserved as environmental land use, said Stephen Giudice, of Harry E. Cole & Son, an engineering firm in Plantsville. The DEEP would have to sign off on the site plan before construction could begin. Stuart Estra, of 55 Wonx Spring Road, summarized residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns about safety and asked how much square footage can be built on the site. Giudice said the applicant doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan to develop more than 100,000 square feet. Estra also called for an independent traffic study. Estra read a statement from resident Marsha Cook, saying that safety is a concern because tractor-trailers would be driving to and from the site, and children walk to bus stops in the area. Stuart also said the Marion AvenueWonx Spring Road intersection is an issue because, when a truck stops, cars have to back onto Marion Avenue


in order to get out. He also expressed concerns about emergency vehicles being able to access the neighborhood. Estra read another residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement that said the network of Wonx Spring Road, Old Mill Road and Spring Ride Drive, used to access the parcel, are not designed to accommodate tractor-trailers. Roadways are narrow, corners are sharp, curbs and sidewalks are not consistently provided, he said. Kristen Keska, of 149 Wonx Spring Road, said trucks driving down the road

would shake her property and headlights would beam into her windows. Neighbors have told her that previous owners of her house had to replace mailboxes because cars and trucks struck them. She is also concerned about the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effect on her property value. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one would buy the house at the intersection of an industrial project for anywhere near the price we paid for it ... does Wonk Road Partnership want to buy my house? Does the town want to buy my house to make a safer road?â&#x20AC;? she asked,

adding that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s valued at about $200,000 and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curious to see what the price would be if the development goes forward. Louis Perillo, Southington â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s economic development coordinator, spoke in favor of the plan. He said the land hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been abandoned and other uses have been desired for the property. For example, a large distribution center wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have fit in the area because of large diesel trucks idling early in the morning near the residential area. Another idea,

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Rain garden plantings In an effort to recharge drinking water supplies in the Quinnipiac River Watershed, Save the Sound will be organizing several rain garden plantings in the town of Southington this spring. Volunteers can help the group dig, plant native plants and learn about green infrastructure on the following dates: Friday, June

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Longtime town clerk will not run again into something knowing I’m not going to be able to finish it.” Cotton said she will miss going to Town Hall every day, something she’s been doing for decades, and will miss her staff. “I always said we gave service with a smile and we do that every day and that’s because I have a phenomenal staff who agrees with my philosophy,” Cotton said. “I’m definitely going to miss it, there’s no question about that. I love the job; it’s probably the best job in the world. You get to interact with people all day, every day, you help folks, you help find answers to questions, help solve their problems, and just a tremendous amount of satisfaction with the job.” Cotton said her decision to retire had nothing to do with an arrest in 2011 for issuing an invalid marriage certificate. She was granted accelerated rehabilitation and completed 100 hours of community service.

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After 20 years as town clerk, Leslie Cotton has decided she will not run for re-election in November. “It was a very difficult decision,” said Cotton, 67. “Probably one of the most difficult I’ve ever made, Cotton because I love what I do.” Cotton said it was her time to retire and to spend time with her husband. She hopes to travel across the country and possibly overseas. The town clerk’s term is six years, another reason she decided not to run. “If I run again in November, I would be looking at six more years,” Cotton said. “I wouldn’t like to go

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Cotton Continued from page 13 so residents could easily access them and stay informed. “She put as much records as she physically could on the website,” Brumback said. Town Attorney Mark Sciota said it’s “been a true honor” to work with Cotton. “She’s taken that department into the technology age,” Sciota said. “She’s led the way with technology and with the web page. She assisted us in everything that we’ve asked her to do.” Cotton also helped start the Facebook page for the town, held multiple photo contests for residents, sent emails for dog registrations, worked on the state level with the Connecticut Town Clerks Association and has been on its board of directors, and served as president of the New England Association of City and Town Clerks in 2005. Cotton recommended Kathy Larkin, who has been working in the town clerk’s

office for 28 years, as someone the Republican Town Committee should endorse to take her place. Brian Callahan, Republican town chairman, said he agreed with the recommendation. “She could just step right into the role and continue on, which is a huge asset for the town of Southington,” Callahan said. “It’s a political appointment, but I think I would endorse (Larkin) regardless of her affiliation.” The committee has not endorsed anyone yet and Callahan said it’s still too early. Democratic Town Chairwoman Elaine Bedard said she was unsure what candidate her party would endorse in November, because the news is still very recent. Callahan said he will miss Cotton and is thankful for the work she’s done. “I’m going to be sad to see her go,” Callahan said. “She’s done a terrific job there and she’s set the tone to how that office should be run.”

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Continued from page 8 Dobratz, Lori Swanson, of Wolcott, was driving her motorcycle north on Main Street when she struck Todd Olsen, of Southington, who was crossing the street near Carter Lane. Olsen was hospitalized, and Swanson reported minor injuries but wasn’t taken to a hospital, Dobratz wrote in a press release. The accident is under investigation. No charges have been filed. Traffic was detoured until about 11 a.m., when the scene was cleared, Dobratz said. He asks anyone who saw the accident to call Officer Jeffrey Ward at (860) 387-1600, ext. 2372. -Eric Heredia


A woman fled from New Britain General Hospital Sunday following her arrest on other charges, police said. Jillian Pratt, 22, of New Milford was arrested on June 9 and charged with escape from custody, interfering with police, criminal violation of a protective order, two counts of first-degree failure to appear and two counts of second-degree failure to appear. She was held on a total of $140,000 bond. Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz, police spokesman, said officers received a tip that Pratt was at the Motel 6 in Southington and there were several warrants for her arrest. Officers went to the hotel and found Pratt in a room with a man who was listed as the subject of a protective order against Pratt, Dobratz said. Pratt was taken into custody without incident and taken to the police station for booking on the failure to appear and violation of a protective order charges, Dobratz said.

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for two weeks with a group of 10 people. They will be hiking for about eight to 10 days of the trip. Some of areas in which they want to hike can’t be accessed by road and they will have to carry backpacks and overnight camping gear with them, Irene Murray said. She also planned a trip with some friends, hiking in Wales for seven days and six nights. In the first three days, she and five other women will hike 14, 13 and then 11 miles before tapering off to a combined 17 miles the last few days. Afterward, they will tour London. Also on the Murrays’ bucket list is a monthlong hike in New Zealand.

“We got to do it before we get much older,” Irene Murray said. “It’s supposed to be a wonderful place to see different kinds of geography and landforms and good hiking.” Sitting in Fred and Irene’s living room in Southington last week, the couple laughed and joked with one another, thinking about their travels. And just as in the beginning of their story, Irene started to poke fun at Fred when he said he packs a lot when he goes on hiking trips. “He over-packs,” she said, laughing and pointing her finger at him. “He’s the girl, he over-packs!”


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The First Baptist Church of Southington is sponsoring a bus trip to Connecticut Sun basketball game. The coach will depart from the church parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave., at 2:30 p.m. for both games. The game is Saturday, July 27. Game time is 7 p.m. for the WNBA All Star Game. Reservation deadline is Monday, July 1. For more information, call Bev, (860) 621-3024.

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each month. The group will meet in Memorial Hall at the church for brief Bible study and banter. No previous bible study experience is necessary. Men of all ages are welcome.

Giving Back food program The Tabernacle church, located at 1445 West St., offers the food program Giving Back. In collaboration with Foodshare of Hartford, Giving Back sets up a mobile food pantry every other Tuesday at 9 a.m. On Tuesdays, primarily produce is distributed, depending on availability, also breads and some non-perishables. On every other Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Giving Back offers a more substantial variety of groceries, including when available, toiletries and infant products. The Tabernacle is a contemporary Christian church that strives to meet the needs of the community with food, clothing, encouragement and spiritual support. For more information, call the church at (860) 2760400. Call the church to confirm when and where the next distributions will be or visit the website and click on the Giving Back box under Outreach.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered worldwide program helping set people free from hurts, habits and hang-ups. All are welcome. The Tabernacle, 1445 West St., offers Celebrate Recovery meetings every Tuesday from 6 to 6:45 p.m., dinner hour, 7 to 8 p.m.; worship and teaching, 8 to 9 p.m. Small groups: safe and supportive small groups for men and women, 9 to 9:30 p.m. After hours cafe: relax and enjoy coffee and dessert. For more information, call (860) 276-0400.

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Leslie said. Filipowicz called the scene Continued from page 10 chaotic and tense. He was surprised more people didn’t The bus was on its way to stop to try to help. “People just drove by,” FilLake Compounce Theme Park from RHAM High ipowicz said. “I was surSchool in Hebron, according prised by that.” Filipowicz said many of to RHAM Principal Scott Leslie. He was driving about the students seemed to be taking pictures on their cellfive minutes behind the bus. When he came up to the phones and texting friends bus, Leslie immediately about the incident. Two fire made sure all students were engines arrived in less than off the bus, safe and contact- 15 minutes, Filipowicz said. ing their parents. The 41 stu- Another man who stopped to dents and four chaperones help, Albert Salvaggi Jr., were uninjured and cleared opened the engine compartby emergency personnel at ment in an effort to douse the flames and suffered minor the scene. Another bus was sent and burns to his hands, accordthe students continued their ing to a police report. A small oil spill was trip to Lake Compounce,



“Natalie has been spectacular for us,” Bores said. “She’s been clutch for us all year.” “Our goal was to get back to the state championship game,” said Wadolowski, the game’s Most Valuable Player who watched from the stands when Amity beat Southington last year. “We just wanted to win this game and redeem ourselves from last year. I just saw that pitch and drove it.” Meanwhile, Moquin (24-1) was typical Moquin - moving the ball in, out, up and down, changing speeds and letting her defense do the work. She went the distance, scattering five hits with three strikeouts and a walk. “I’m proud of myself, but I would be nothing without my defense,” Moquin said. “I trust them.” Both teams turned in defensive gems. The Knights turned a nifty double play in the top of the first inning to squelch a would-be Tigers rally. Mercy’s Astin Donovan led off the game with a walk off Moquin. Stephanie Mangiamelli then put down a sacrifice bunt. She was thrown out at first base, but Donovan, attempting to go first-to-third on the play, was pegged at third with catcher Rachel Harvey covering. “The double play was really key,” Bores said. “We practice defensive stuff every day.” Southington also got tremendous defense from Sarah Carangelo, who showed off her range to make two catches in center field, and third baseman Zazzaro, who was perfect with seven assists at the hot corner. Mercy also flashed the leather. In the Southington fourth, Harvey reached on an error and Moquin lashed an 02 pitch into right field for a single to put runners on the corners. Pinch-runner Caitlin Downes then stole second base and the Blue Knights were in business.

But Adametz sandwiched a foul out around two grounders to keep the Knights’ advantage at 1-0. On the foul out, pinch-hitter Rachel Dube lofted a ball toward the Southington crowd along the third-base line. Mercy third baseman Mangiamelli sprinted to her right and timing her leap perfectly, reached over the fence to make the catch and rob Dube. “Oh boy, I hope this doesn’t bite us,” Bores admitted thinking when Mercy escaped the inning. In Southington ‘s fifth, the speedy Downes bunted for a two-out hit and attempted to score on Sydney Ferrante’s shot in the right-center field gap, but Downes was cut down at the plate on a 9-62 relay in which the University of South Florida-bound Donovan showed off her throwing arm. “She’s got a gun for an arm,” Bores said. “I was really impressed with their shortstop. She’s the real deal. I had to take a shot. We had two outs, you don’t know if we’re going to get another hit and I’ve got my fastest runner on base.” Mercy’s Adametz (18-5) certainly pitched well enough to win. She allowed five hits with two strikeouts, one walk and hit one batter. The Class LL state title game was originally scheduled for Friday night at Stratford’s DeLuca Field, but it was postponed due to rain and slated for Sunday night at DeLuca. However, the CIAC ultimately switched the location to West Haven. But nothing could derail the Blue Knights. “These guys were on a mission from Day One,” Bores said. “This has been one of the nicest groups, if not the nicest group, I’ve ever coached in softball . They came out, they accepted their jobs, they accepted their roles and played hard every at-bat, every ground ball and every fly ball. I didn’t have moping or sulking. I couldn’t be prouder of these kids. The deserved it and I’m happy for them.”



CPS-3 success

To the editor: Please join me in extending sincere thanks to those members of the Southington community who supported The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3, or CPS-3. Thank you to everyone who came out to enroll, to everyone who helped spread the word about this historic study, to everyone who helped with the enrollment process, and to everyone who supports the Relay’s efforts in raising funds for this crucial research. For those of you who did enroll, please watch for your baseline survey that will be

arriving in your mailbox shortly. Once it is filled out and returned, your enrollment will be complete. For those of you who would like to enroll but were not able to do so at our Relay, please visit to find other enrollment venues across the state. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who participated in CPS-3-Research today for a cancer-free tomorrow. Helen Perez Southington

Touch A Truck To the editor: On Saturday, May 18, the American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72 and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department held their 11th annual “Touch A Truck” event. The wonderful fun, family event helps to support our

children and youth programs here in the community. Due to the success of this year’s event, we will be able to again support programs with Southington Community Services, Southington Parks and Recreation programs, Josh Dogs for ill, hospitalized or traumatized children, participate in sponsoring high school junior girls to Laurel Girls State, and many other community activities. A big thank you to all the participants that volunteered their time and vehicles for this event. A special thank you to the Town of Southington for their continued support over the past 11 years. Last, but not least, a heartfelt thank you to the Southington community for helping us achieve our goals of serving the community, state and nation. Barbara Benoit Chairman

Government Meetings

Tuesday, June 18 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission, to be determined 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 Plainville-Southington Regional Health District, TBD, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Monday, June 24 Town Council, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Housing Authority, DiCaprio-Forgione Terrace, 408 Main St., 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27 Board of Education, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 Town Council, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Library Board, Barnes Museum, 85 N. Main St., 6:30 p.m.

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Taking a page from my dad’s book By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen Growing up, I suppose you could describe me as the typical kid trying to act like she knew everything and didn’t want to be bothered by Sopchak the guidance of her parents. All the while, I would be soaking up everything my father would put in front of me. As a junior in high school, one of my teachers casually told me she imagined I’m a lot like my father, meeting him briefly and only knowing marginal amounts about myself. I responded with this façade of disgust. “Ugh, I sure hope not,” I said, contorting my face, which in turn elicited a confused and wholly startled look from my dear algebra teacher. Her look was entirely justified, since my father is a pretty stand-up guy. While I was never truly disgusted at the idea of being like my father, I’ve come to realize that not only am I like him in many ways, I’m also ex-

tremely proud of it. You see, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed the magic in the adults you look up to sometimes fades. Suddenly, you see disagreeable flaws in people you once idolized. But that hasn’t happened with my dad, except for when he pulls his shorts up past his belly button and wears socks with sandals. But we can look past that for now. My dad’s guidance over the years has been subtle, yet undeniably forthright. He’s managed to perfectly execute his philosophy of “point, not push.” Exposing me to different things, encouraging the ones I like, and promptly laying off the ones I don’t. Additionally, my dad has instilled in me this ridiculous sense of patience and calm. As I’ve grown, I’ve watched my parents interact — and not to make my mom seem like a screaming banshee, because she’s not, but you know, she likes to ventilate her frustrations sometimes. My dad just sits there, let’s her do her thing. Then it’s over. It’s more than his ability See Book, next page

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Book Continued from page 20 to take a verbal onslaught. He doesn’t feel the need to get in the last word, even though it seems to defy human nature entirely – a characteristic I actively try to work into my lifestyle whenever confrontations arise. My dad is retired, but he’s still the busiest guy I know. Somehow, even when he was working full time, in between all the errands he had to run and odd jobs around the house, there was always time to have a catch. There was always time for anything. I can’t remember a time when I said I needed help and he didn’t stop what he was doing because this

spider just isn’t going to step on itself. Even retired, he’s taken up the charitable path of contributing his time to the community. I really hope I can be that active when I get to his age. I wouldn’t be who I am today without my dad. Always calm and relaxed while the rest of the world is moving a thousand miles a minute trying to get things done, my dad is casually cruising in the slow lane at a cool 55 mph (literally). But really, if you ever wondered the reason for rush hour traffic, there you go. My dad doesn’t get stuck in traffic, he creates it. But he’ll still get everything done, and then some.


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nicely into its next role in the realm of ordinary. People can still sign on to catch up with long-lost classmates, relatives and friends. Parties, activities, fundraisers and other events are efficiently organized on the site. And major announcements — engagements, breakups, new jobs — are easily publicized through News Feeds. As an everyday communication tool, Facebook excels. Despite silly drama and dull posts – “Forget your breakfast omelet. Look at my frittata!” — which can make Facebook unappetizing for many, the site retains high value for transmitting useful information so effectively. Therefore, any reports of its imminent demise are exaggerated. In the AP story, 59-year-old New York dentist and four-year website user Paul Friedman summed up Facebook’s future quite well: “Ninety-nine percent of it is a waste of time . . . If it wasn’t for the one percent, I’d close my account.” Kyle Swartz is editor of The North Haven Citizen and an editorial associate at the Record-Journal, Meriden.


Has Facebook lost its cutting- edge luster? The social media site has evolved broadly since its initial college-exclusive platform, expanding to incorporate any interested users while helping redefine how communication occurs on a daily basis. On the digital road here, there have been bumps aplenty. Remember the aesthetically unappealing app era, when people could add functions to their pages like cheesy games and inappropriate images? And privacy concerns have never stopped troubling the international online forum. But Facebook may now face its greatest challenge in seven years of existence. People in large numbers are taking breaks from visiting the web page. Over a billion individuals worldwide are signed up for the site. According to an AP news story, a study conducted by The Pew Research Center found that 61 percent of users go on temporary Facebook hiatuses. Reasons given include “too much gossip and drama,” “boredom” and not enough time to surf cluttered News Feeds. Any dip in usage is bad for the site. Facebook depends on targeted advertising for a majority of revenue. With visitation frequency dropping, the company cannot mine as much data from personal profiles to determine what ads to display, nor generate click-throughs in as

profitable bulk. Why the user sabbaticals? Industry professionals interviewed in the AP story offered interesting arguments. By opening the site to everyone, News Feeds are now stuffed with casual associates’ mundane posts – “Look at my breakfast omelet!” — and important news is lost amidst the humdrum mess. In that sense, the web page has become as overwhelmed by uneventful, transitory happenings as our realworld lives. Thus, perhaps like email, Facebook has gone from society-altering, hyper-contemporary tool to another unexciting, fundamental aspect of our ordinary routines. People check their physical mailbox, online email and also Facebook. We still visit the site, just not with the same passion and curiosity as in its earlier years. However, Pew also discovered that most people who take breaks inevitably return. Facebook will likely survive just fine, by means of what it has always does best — evolve with the market. Like email, it can settle

Southington Knights Travel Football and Cheer has scheduled two additional registration sessions for the 2013 season. The sessions will take place at the Memorial Park Field House, Woodruff Street, on the following dates: Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 8 are eligible to participate; Southington residents only. For more information, or to register online, visit


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Maureen Hennessey, theatre arts; Marc Taricani, management information systems; Tin Thu, accounting, all of Plantsville; David Belas, history; Craig Frobel, accounting; Evan Gray, music education; Kara Pescetelli, history; Jaclyn Plourde, English, all from Southington, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury. Allison Ceplenski, of Southington, major is biology; Sylvie Chho, of Southing-


ton, major is history/American studies and elementary education; Karolina Chrzanowska, of Southington, major is accounting and economics; Emily Chubet, of Southington, major is visual arts; Meghan Condren, of Southington, major is pre-elementary education and mathematics; Lauren Mahon, of Southington, major is business administration; Christina Mazzatti, of Southington, major is psychology and pre-early childPerillo said. He said other industrial subdivisions in town, such as Industrial Drive, are “running so efficiently” that not many employees are actually in the shops. Perillo said he understands residents’ concerns, and that they have gotten used to the site being unused for so long, but unfortunately, “that’s not reality.” He said the project would be

hood education; Kyle Nitz, of Plantsville, major is business administration; Amanda Palmieri, of Southington, major is communication; Amanda Uliasz, of Southington, major is social work; Krysta Valerio, of Southington, major is sport and leisure management, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic. Jacquelyn Charamut, Christopher Daly, Paul Oliva, Alexa Wrinn, Rachel Kilburn, Maeghan Risser, Kenneth Arnold, David Bauchiero, Tyler Dube, all of Southington, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. Alyssa Jordan ChmielecSee Education, next page good for the town and help increase its tax base and provide jobs. Giudice said some of the residents’ concerns are beyond his control, but he will try to reach some common ground. There have been two site walks, and there will be another public hearing before the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission.






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ki-Callahan, Rhode Island College, Providence. Kaleigh Costello Kupstis, of Marion; Christopher James Bohan, Martin John Divito, Rabia Sarosh Hamid, Jane Elizabeth Larson, Richard Stuart McIntyre, Brandon J. Naples, Joseph Robert Nardello, Cecely Anne Ogren, Brooke Nicole Sakowicz, Sara Rose Siarkowski, Kristy Lyn Solomon, Kevin Andrew Twerago, Ping Yang, Allison Marie Ziebka, all of Plantsville; Daniel Richard Arndt, Tracy H. Asklar, Melissa Jeanne Augustyn, Jonathan James Blais, Joseph Peter Decker, James John Dinello, Douglas Robert Dominello, Annie Elizabeth Gentile, Jordan Edward Grzesczyk, Laura Higgins, Emily Grace Jepson, Brian Michael Kaminsky, Jacob Lang, Nikaela Rose LaRossa, Nathan Kenneth Leclair, Melissa Mary Marinello, Steven Francis Massucci, Matthew Steven Morris, Kelly Marie Nelson, Heyoung O,

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Graduates Rebecca Lyn Patterson, daughter of Thomas and Hope Patterson, of Southington, graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. Andrew McComas, son of Robert and Gloria McComas, of Southington, and a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, graduated from Haverford College, Haverford College, Pa. Daniel Birulin, associate of applied science; Amber

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Half-day K will depend on demand By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

The Southington Public Schools will welcome fullday kindergarten this fall, but school officials are leaving it up to the parents to decide whether half-day kindergarten will remain an option. During an informational session June 6 at Hatton School, School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi said the only way the half-day kindergarten program will continue is if at least 15 parents notify the school board that they want their children enrolled in the half-day pro-

gram. “The decision is up to the moms and dads,” Erardi said. “We are offering fullday and half-day kindergarten, so everybody’s happy.” Susanne Loubier supports the full-day program. She has a 4-year-old daughter with a late September birthday and is cautious about enrolling her at such a young age. “I do support the full-day program. I think it’s a necessity,” Loubier said. “It gives the kids the opportunity to socialize with other kids, learn more and do kid things.”

Though Loubier is concerned about her daughter’s age, she says the program is a necessity in improving Southington schools. By Friday, June 14, parents have to inform their neighborhood schools and make the decision on whether they want their children in the halfday or full-day program. Erardi said that after that date another letter will be mailed home to notify parents whether the half-day program will go forward. Along with the notification, parents will be able to pick whether they prefer an

a.m. or p.m. kindergarten session for their children. Whichever generates the most response from parents will be the designated halfday kindergarten time. Er-

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the Kid’s Entertainment Series on Tuesday evenings, July 2 to Aug. 20, at the pavilion in the pine grove at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Plantsville. All shows will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be two separate acts per evening. In case of inclement weather, shows will be held in the auditorium of South End School, located within the park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and have an evening of free entertainment – all ages welcome. A complete schedule of performances is also available on the department’s webpage at

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Middle school contracts awarded By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen The Middle School Building Committee awarded 13 contracts Tuesday for work on the middle schools renovation project, nine for jobs at DePaolo and four at Kennedy. “I’m happy with the bids,” committee Chairman Edward Pocock Jr. said. “Right now we are around $1.26 million below budget. We put some thought to the alternates and

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isn’t one yet. Transportation for the half-day program would be provided by the Board of Education, Erardi said. Lynelle Smailes attended the informational session with her two children and wants to keep them in the half-day program. “I support half-day kindergarten because I think they are too small and too young to be in school all day,” Smailes said. Smailes talked about her daughter’s experience in the half-day program and said she did well and is excelling in the first grade. “I want the option for a half-day program,” Smailes

what’s better for the schools and the maintenance.” The highest bid awarded at DePaolo was for mechanical renovation, with Titan Mechanical, of Manchester, getting the contract for $6,730,200. The contract for acoustical ceilings was awarded to Central Conn. Acoustics, whose low bid, at $360,880, still was more than $38,000 over the amount budgeted. Overall, though, the project is un-

said. “I am fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom and want that time after school to be with them.” Rose Risser, a kindergarten teacher at Kelley School, has been on the fullday kindergarten committee for about a year. “We did a lot of research and looked at other towns on how they approached it,” Risser said, “It’s good for the children to explore using paints, blocks, other learning methods and detailed set-ups. Sometimes we don’t get that opportunity because of the time limit.” Erardi said that after June 14, parents who choose halfday K are “locked in to that decision.” The final declarations for the programs are due by June 21.


nized state Rep. David Zoni, DSouthington, who helped pass the bill that ensured that the town would get the money it expected as reimbursement, $50,463,000. The committee has not awarded the contract for steel at either school or for roofing at DePaolo because the bids came in too high, DiMauro said. The committee modified the specs for both projects and rebid the work. The new proposals were opened Wednesday.

Summer hoops Registration forms for the “Summer Hoops” basketball program through Southington Youth Basketball are now available online and at the Southington Parks and Recreation office, 75 Main St. This program is for Southington youth entering grades 5 through 8 in the fall of 2013. Games will be played on Wednesday (rain dates – Thursdays) from 6 to 9 p.m., at Panthorn Park for seven weeks beginning July 10. Teams will be chosen each week during the program. There will be no tryouts. Forms must be submitted by June 20. Forms and checks (made payable to “SYBA”) should be mailed to Southington Youth Basketball, P.O. Box 28, Southington, CT 06489. For information, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 276-6219 or visit the department’s webpage at

Funtasia Tours The Southington Parks and Recreation Department and Funtasia Tours will offer three day camp opportunities for children ages 6 to 15 this summer. Each day of camp will begin and end at the Southington Community Pavilion located on the Drive-In property on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Available camp dates are: July 8 to 12 for ages 10 to 15; Aug. 12 to 16 for ages 6 to 15; and Aug. 19 to 23 for ages 6 to 15. All camps take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; extended care services before and after regular camp hours are available for an additional fee. The cost per child, per week includes trips to off-site locations such as Lake Compounce, Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, Mystic Aquarium and many more. Complete camp details and registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation Department, 75 Main St., 2nd Floor and on the department’s webpage at For information call (860) 276-6219.

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SHS hosts Clubs and Activities Fair for incoming freshmen By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

On a mild June 3 evening, students and faculty of Southington High School hosted their 19th annual Clubs and Activities Fair which introduces eighth grade students of DePaolo and JKF middle schools to the exciting opportunities outside of formal class curriculum that students will have at SHS in the fall. After a warm welcome by SHS Principal Dr. Martin Semmel, in the school auditorium, students and parents were introduced to countless clubs and activities available

to them as members of the incoming freshman class. Rick Terino, freshman class assistant principal,

showed a screen presentation to those assembled, while speaking about the array of choices that await them. Current freshman class president Andrew Rogalski spoke to the group about the importance of school clubs and activities to their future, pointing out that colleges and employers look for individuals who have shaped their high school years beyond the required curriculum. Rogalski said students

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Southington High School hosted its 19th annual Clubs and Activities Fair last week. The fair introduces incoming freshmen to the opportunities available to them at SHS. Right: Trish Kenefick, Tervor Rogers, Natlie Nyerick and Mihaela Fodor manned the STEPS group table at the fair. Left: Rick Terino, freshman class assistant principal, speaks with students. may pursue one, or multiple interests, they have or would like to explore. “What you put into clubs and activities will provide you leadership skills and opportunities be-

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The Calendar House, located at 388 Pleasant St., is Southington’s senior center. For more information or to view the newsletter, visit or call the office, (860) 621-3014.

Friendship Club

Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., offers Friendship Club, a free, monthly club for seniors. Activities, fitness, games, music, arts and crafts, coffee socials and more are offered. The club includes lunch and transportation. Seating is limited. Call Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020 if interested. The club meets every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens. For more information, visit

stocks, bonds, CD’s, money market, mutual funds, retirement healthcare, social security, and estate planning, among others. The Digital Photography Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m., and discusses camera equipment, latest software, photo editing, and field trips to practice taking pictures. Led by Peter Freeman, who teaches digital photography at the University of Connecticut. Bring a camera. The Computer Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (May 22)

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CitizenHealth Resident earns hospital’s highest honor for nurses By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

The Hospital of Central Connecticut recently presented Meghan Brennan the Viola Larson Memorial Award, its highest annual nursing honor. Brennan was cited for her respect for patients and coworkers, clinical expertise, compassion, pro- Brennan fessional development, and leadership. Brennan, who lives in Southington, has been a registered nurse at the Bradley Memorial campus for six years. She said she enjoys interacting with her patients and providing them the support and care they need every day. Helping make a difference in people’s lives is the main reason she always wanted to become a nurse, she said. Catherine Santarsiero has worked

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Celiac group The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group is sponsoring a chat group, Gluten Free 101, at 7 p.m., at the Berlin Community Center, (lower level) , 230 Kensington Road, Berlin, Monday, June 24. All persons with celiac disease, and their families and friends, are invited to attend. Come to gain information and alleviate the stress of living with the disease. To register, or for more information, contact Carm at (860) 426-1980, or Nancy at (203) 634-0530.

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Play it safe, says biking spokesman By Andrew Ragali Special to The Citizen

With the arrival of fair weather comes the urge to spend more time outside, and one of the more popular outdoor activities for all age groups this time of year is bicycle riding. But just like any sport or outdoor activity, there are dangers involved. In 2011, 611 bikers were killed, and an additional 48,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes throughout the country, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 2011, the department reported eight bicycle

related traffic fatalities in Connecticut. The dangers can be avoided, said Mandy Miranda, an officer with the Wallingford Police Department’s youth division. Helmets, she said, are the “number one” priority when riding a bike, no matter the age. For an adult, it’s especially important to wear helmets, said Geoff Preu, president of Sound Cyclists bicycle club, which organizes group rides and events throughout southern Connecticut. The club has more than 1,000 members, Preu said. “If you’re out riding with

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he can get ticketed or lose points against his driver’s license, he added. “Just because you are on a bike doesn’t mean you get to go first” at a traffic stop, Preu said. Also, you can’t ride your bike on the sidewalk, and you must ride with the flow of traffic, Miranda said. By law, motorists must give cyclists a three-foot cushion on the road, Preu said. If cyclists prefer not to ride on the road, there are plenty of multipurpose trails that can be used, such as the Linear Trail system in Wallingford, Meriden, Cheshire and Southington. But on those trails, Preu said, there are several obstacles, such as other cyclists, inline skaters, runners and children. “It’s not the open freeway,” he said, therefore, caution should be exercised. “On a

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Southington’s Bores:You’re never too old to learn Photo by Justin Weekes

By John Pettit Special to The Citizen

The year was 1978, and DePaolo Junior High principal Eugene Leone made John Bores an offer he literally could not refuse. Recalled Bores, who was coaching soccer and baseball at the time: “He came into my classroom and said, ‘They just passed something called Title IX. Girls have to have the same equal opportunities as boys. (Athletic director) Joe Fontana says we have to have a softball team. I put your name in. You’re going to be the new softball coach.’” DePaolo’s softball team went undefeated that spring. Thirty-five years later, Bores is still coaching and winning. On Sunday night, he guided the Southington softball team to a 1-0 win over Mercy in the Class LL state championship game at West Haven’s Frank Biondi Softball Field. “It was very rewarding,” Bores said. “I was thrilled for

John Bores has navigated the SHS softball team to 11 CCC divisional titles and two state championships, while rolling up a record of 256-27.

the kids. They worked extremely hard. They earned it and deserved it. I couldn’t be prouder.” It was the 15th state championship for the Blue Knights program and second under Bores, whose 2004

team set the national record for fewest runs allowed in a season en route to state title. “It’s something we’ll never forget,” senior pitcher Jordyn Moquin said. Bores said Sunday’s championship was especially grat-

ifying since the team made it a mission to return to the title game after losing against Amity in last season’s LL final. The bus ride home this time was obviously more pleasant. “They wanted music on

the bus, but the bus driver didn’t have a radio,” said Bores. “They were singing and laughing. They were thrilled.” The team arrived home around 11 p.m. Sunday. Bores said he has been overwhelmed by the number of texts and phone calls he’s received from former players as well as parents and other coaches. His neighbor even made him congratulatory fudge. “It’s been a busy, hectic day,” he reported, “but it is finally starting to sink in.” Movin’ on up Bores coached DePaolo softball until 1994, when he joined Joe Piazza’s SouthingSee Bores, page 34

For SHS baseball, much to be proud about By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

On Saturday morning, the Southington baseball team had its last team breakfast. On Saturday night, the Blue Knights ran their last set of post-game sprints. Like any solid family, the Blue Knights thrived on routine. It got them 20 wins this season. But in Saturday night’s CIAC Class LL championship game, Big Blue had the misfortune to run into Amity right-hander Mike Concato, a pitcher anything but routine. The Blue Knights actually did something no other team had done against Concato in this tournament. They got a couple of hits. But like all others, they didn’t score and they didn’t win. Riding Concato’s right arm and his bat, the No. 6

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Southington’s Matthew DiNello beats Amity’s Anthony Capozziello to second Saturday during the CIAC Class LL state championship game. Spartans blanked No. 4 Southington 4-0 at Palmer Field to win their third state championship and hand the Blue Knights their second title game loss in three years.

No one player gets the job done alone, of course, but on Saturday night the Dartmouth-bound was arguably the exception. The imminent Ivy Leaguer schooled an ex-

cellent Southington lineup, allowing just two hits while striking out nine and walking one. At the plate, batting cleanup, Concato drove in three of Amity’s runs with a sacrifice fly and two singles. That sac fly came in the top of the first, when the Spartans (22-4) took a 1-0 lead Concato would make stand up. Southington’s best chances came early, particularly in the first inning, when the Blue Knights (20-4) had runners at the corners. Neither scored, and after Concato allowed a booming double to the base of the center field fence by Southington second baseman Matt DiNello with one out in the third, the righty retired the last 14 batters in a row mixing a hard fastball, accurate curve and change-up, and a quick, darting slider. “It was

difficult. We hadn’t seen anything like it all year,” said Southington shortstop Ted Shaw. “He throws very hard, a very live fastball and then he’s got that slider, which was also very hard. It was tough to know what was coming next. He’s a very good pitcher. He definitely went out there and did his job.” For the tournament, Concato won three games and saved a fourth. He no-hit Greenwich in the quarterfinals after throwing five nohit innings in the first round against East Hartford. Amity coach Sal Coppola said the Greenwich game was the best he’s ever seen Concato throw, a four-pitch blend of power and accuracy. On Saturday night, Coppola said, the ace relied on anothSee Baseball, page 35


Friday, June 14, 2013 — The Southington Citizen

The shifting waters of Black Pond By Mike Roberts Special to The Citizen

locked salmon and other salmon having been stocked into its waters at one time, but keep in mind this book was printed in 1959. Today, Black Pond is a designated BASS MANAGEMENT LAKE/CATFISH LAKE. The 2013 CT Anglers Guide says that largemouth and smallmouth bass between the lengths of 12 to 16 inches are protected by a slot limit and have to be returned to the water unharmed. (I have never heard of any smallmouth being caught at Black Pond. Have any of you?) Only two bass 16 inches or greater may be kept in the creel, but there is a six-bass limit on Black Pond. Now, here’s where it gets quirky. While in many CT lakes and ponds bass under 12 inches must be returned to the water unharmed, in Black Pond you may keep bass under 12 inches to fill out your creel limit. And, yes, that is right, because I called Inland Fish-

eries and they said it was so. You can keep them less than 12 inches at Black Pond, but between 12 and 16 inches they have to be returned to the water. The other designation that Black Pond is now a Catfish Lake I found to be very interesting. Early in the year, I asked that anyone catching some of the channel catfish that the state has been stocking into Black Pond (they started in 2007) to give me a call at (203) 6343520 simply because I was curious as to how it was working out. I have yet to receive a call. Also, note that locally Black Pond and Silver Lake on the north end of Meriden both received stockings of 9to-12 inch channel catfish last week. Now if we can only get Inland Fisheries to stock some catfish in Mirror Lake. We will have more info on channel catfish in later columns. A reference book that I have says that there are probably 35 species of cat-



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Memorial Day was now a memory and, being the retired guy that I am, I figured I’d leave the holiday weekend fishing to the working force in our area. But the day after Memorial Day I decided to give Black Pond right here in our own area a try and maybe hook up with a couple of trout. Black Pond has seen many changes over the years, many of them for the good, but a couple not so good. One of the real dark spots in the history of Black Pond was the loss of the Black Pond Boat Livery, run by the affable Eddie Holmes. If you went to Black Pond, a stop at the Boat House run by Eddie Holmes was an automatic must. You could grab a cup of coffee, maybe a breakfast sandwich or a hotdog, live bait and an update on how good (or bad) the trout fishing was, and maybe sneak in a game of cards or two on the porch of the Boat Livery overlooking Black Pond. For many others and myself, Black Pond will never be the same since Eddie Holmes passed away and the Black Pond Boat Livery was closed forever. But for those of us that had the privilege of knowing Eddie Holmes, he will be in our hearts and memories forever. I thought about Eddie when I launched my boat on the state-run launch at Black Pond. There is a handicapped fishing spot there now, erected by a local sportsman and contractor Rit Yale with the assistance of some of the gang at the Meriden Rod & Gun Club and donations of concrete by the L. Suzio Companies and welding donated by Willie’s Welding. It now sees quite a bit of use during the fishing season. Back in the 50s, the boat launch area was nothing more than a dirt road with a small dirt launch area before the state paved it and put in a comfort station for the fishermen to use. I have a couple books regarding places to fish in Connecticut. The up-to-date one

was published in 2002 and would be an asset to anyone interested in finding different places to fish in Connecticut. It is called “A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut” and is available at the DEEP Inland Fisheries. The other book I have is much older (1959) and is probably a collector’s item. Here is what the older book had to say about Black Pond. Located between the townships of Meriden and Middlefield, Black Pond has a surface area of 75.6 acres, a maximum depth of 23 feet (so much for the bottomless lake rumor) and an average depth of 8.6 feet. It is natural in origin and is fed almost entirely by bottom springs and surface runoff. The book also mentions the boathouse and the “State-owned right-of-way” on the northern shore of Black Pond. Now, here’s where the older book gets interesting. It tells of stockings of land-


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trolling motor when on Black Pond (no gas outboards allowed) and I generally use a phoebe. This time I was using a copper phoebe and, after almost an hour of trolling without a hit, I was going to change the lure when I got a strike. Thinking trout all the time, reeling in the fish I was amazed at what had taken my lure. It was a channel catfish about 12 inches in length. It was a beautiful fish and had a slim, trim body, and the forked tail that made it a catfish. (Bullheads have a squaretail; catfish have the forked tail.) It was a pretty fish (if you can call a catfish pretty) and I returned it to the water in the hopes that in a couple of years it might be trophy size (minimum four pounds). I caught one other catfish about the same size and also returned it to the water. Both were caught on a copper phoebe. I also ran into a fellow boat fisherman on Black Pond who was very enthusiastic about the introduction of the channel catfish, saying the he had landed one in the two-pound size. It seems that the catfish broke the ice, because after I

caught and released those two fish, the trout seemed to take a liking to my copper phoebe and I ended up limiting out on brown trout that morning on Black Pond. For those who might be complaining about the size of some of the state trout, three of the trout were 12 inches and the other two were 11 inches. For those of you that have a cartop boat, canoe or kayak, Black Pond can be a beautiful spot to fish. However, many times it does not yield the fish it harbors easily. Sometimes you have to work for them and the results can be surprising. A couple years ago local bass pro, Jonathon Dingle took a 9½- pound largemouth out of Black Pond. (He returned it, so it could be lurking out there even larger.) Many years ago when I first started my column, I remember a fishermen catching a largemouth out of Black Pond that tipped the scales at 12 pounds. I believe that monster was caught on a nightcrawler. Unencumbered by shoreline buildings, Black Pond is really a beautiful spot to while away some time fishing. While trout and bass are the most common species sought while fishing there,

the introduction of channel catfish by the DEEP Inland Fisheries is going to open a new and exciting fishery that hopefully will eventually see some good-sized channel catfish being creeled. The two that I caught, though small in stature, put up a good fight on my light trout gear, and I would have to believe that in a couple of

years if some of these catfish live up to their potential in size, heavier gear will be needed to boat them. As tablefare, catfish and bullheads are excellent, but keep in mind that their names are not interchangeable. Bullheads feature a squaretail and catfish have a forked tail. Be that as it may, both

species have the ability to offer up some fine fishing and eating fun for those that pursue them. That’s it for today gang, see ya’ and God Bless America and watch over our troops wherever they may be. Mike Roberts‘ fishing column appears in the RecordJournal newspaper.


quite ready to close the chapter on his coaching career. “Truthfully, I have no idea,” he said when asked about the possibility of retiring. “One thing I’ve learned in life is that you don’t make quick decisions that are emotional. I’ll sit down and think it over. I’ll give it some thought. This was probably one of my best years ever. It was probably the nicest group, one through 15, I ever coached in softball. I still have the fire and enthusiasm. I still love the game and love the kids. Plus, I have a really good team coming back.” Future looks bright The Knights will lose four key seniors to graduation: Moquin (Mercy College, New York), catcher Rachel Harvey (University of Maine), left fielder Caitlin Downes (Roger Williams, Rhode Island) and center fielder Sarah Carangelo (Nova Southeastern University,

Florida). All four played varsity as freshmen. All, save for Carangelo, who is currently undecided, will play in college. Downes led the Blue Knights with a .547 average. Moquin batted .434 and Harvey hit .366. Moquin started in the circle for 2½ seasons, capping her senior year with a 24-1 record, 0.47 ERA and a state championship. This spring, Moquin pitched 148 innings. She allowed 68 hits and 20 walks, and hit three batters. She struck out 139. “Jordyn never cheated herself, her teammates or her coaches,” Bores said. “She got every ounce out of her ability. When she looks back at her high school career, she’ll have no regrets. If you want to clone a daughter, you could do very well with Jordyn.” Southington does return five starters, including junior shortstop Sydney Ferrante, sophomores Haley Arduini, Kaitlin Paterson (.524), Lauren Zazzaro (.377) and freshman Natalie Wadolowski. Ferrante hit .467 with a school-record 49 RBIs and has verbally committed to Division I Northern Kentucky, while Zazzaro had seven assists and Wadolowski drove

Continued from page 32 ton High staff as junior varsity and assistant varsity coach. He lost just one JV game in seven seasons, a controversial one-run defeat against Sacred Heart Academy that still gnaws at him today. “I don’t go crazy or scream or anything, but I’m very competitive. I don’t like to lose,” said Bores, who was named Blue Knights head coach in 2002. Under Bores, Southington has won 11 CCC divisional titles and appeared in five state title games, including last spring’s 10-6 loss against Amity. He has an overall record of 256-27. “When I look back over the years, all I have are pleasant memories,” Bores said. “It’s been a storybook ride.” Although Bores, 62, isn’t


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Baseball Continued from page 32 er weapon in his arsenal. “I think tonight, it was more guts than anything,” said Coppola. “Throughout the whole tournament he threw a lot of pitches. By the time you warm up and throw pitches, it takes a toll on you.” For Southington, senior

Bores Continued from page 34 home the game’s only run Sunday against Mercy. Moquin, Harvey and Ferrante have been tabbed AllState. “We lose four good seniors, but we have a lot of good kids coming back,” Bores said. Never too old to learn Bores taught English in Southington for 39 years before retiring in 2011. In addition to coaching softball, he has coached junior varsity girls basketball at the high school for 17 seasons. Bores and his wife Lynn have three sons who were all standout athletes at Plainville High School. Jeff, who lives in Plainville, and Kevin, who resides in Lewiston, Maine, attended Sunday’s game. Eldest son Scott lives in Jupiter, Fla. with his wife Audrey and twin grandsons, Tyler and Taylor. Grandpa got a telephone call Monday morning. “My family has always been very supportive,” Bores said. Bores grew up in Southing-

Brett Susi made his third start of the tournament. The CCSU-bound righty labored through the first inning, when Amity loaded the bases with no outs on a pair of twostrike hits and a walk. Considering the situation, Susi got out of the inning virtually unscathed, down just 1-0 on Concato’s slicing sacrifice fly to right. And Southington seemed ton and played baseball for legendary coach John Fontana. With three sons of his own, he did not have experience coaching girls until Title IX was put into place. “I loved it right away,” he said. “Girls are very coachable. Whatever you tell them, they listen. Boys, a lot of times, think they know it all.” Like his teams, Bores owes much of his success to hard work. To better understand the game, he attended softball clinics, read coaching magazines and books and picked the brains of seasoned softball coaches such as Joe Piazza and Ron Piazza. “I tried to see what good coaches do and what bad coaches do and absorb as much as I could. I’m always learning,” said Bores, who pointed out he’s even gleaned some things from first-year assistant coach Davina Hernandez, a Bristol native and 2009 UMass graduate. “She played at UMass and for the Puerto Rican National Team. She’s come here with different drills and theories. You’re never too old to learn.”



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to’s second RBI single, then settled in, allowing just one base runner the rest of the way on an error. He was helped by some nice defense - catcher Dave Palladino made a deft snag of a foul pop along the netting behind home plate and Brett Shaw tracked down a drive into the right-center alley but Southington could make no dent in that 4-0 deficit. Three up, three down: It became cruel routine. In the seventh, senior outfielder Nick Sciota, who had entered the game when Susi exited in the fifth, led off and got ahead in the count 3-0. The Southington faithful, who bathed the bleachers in blue behind home plate and

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here and a very good pitcher, and I told our guys there’s no disgrace in that. They’re good. It wasn’t like we gave away the game. They took the game.” Susi (9-1) pitched clean second and fourth innings, but Amity got to him for two runs in the third. No. 2 hitter Jake Russo, in the midst of a 3for-4 night, singled and scored on Concato’s RBI single into right-center. Sebastian DiMauro followed with a base hit to the exact same spot to move Concato to third. He scored on a short-hopper into no-man’s land between third and short by Justin Ashworth. Southington’s No. 2 pitcher, junior Joe Rivera, relieved after Susi surrendered a leadoff double in the fifth. Rivera yielded Conca-

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poised to answer right back when Shaw drew a leadoff walk, advanced to second on a DiNello drag bunt and moved to third when Concato couldn’t corral a wellstruck ball back to the box by cleanup man Andrew Goralski. But Concato ended the inning on a strikeout and did it again in the second after sophomore outfielder Brett Shaw had poked an oppositefield single into right field. In the third, DiNello doubled only to be left stranded at third. “We had a couple situations early in the game I thought we should have capitalized on. We didn’t and I think that’s the game right there,” said Southington coach Charlie Lembo. “We ran into a very good team


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nice Saturday, people are all over the place.” Distractions are a serious impediment to safety, Preu said. “You really need to know what’s going on around you.” Preu said he does not advise cyclists to listen to music through earbuds when riding. He said he knows some people who listen to music with one ear bud so that they can hear clearly with the other ear. “That’s totally not recommended,” he said. “It’s scary enough out there.” When riding, there is safety in numbers, Preu said. “Bicycling groups are a

good way to get practice,” he said. Preu’s club holds group rides every day of the week from May through October. Some rides are categorized into different skill levels so the less experienced can be surrounded by those with similar skills. Preu said the social aspect of riding is important. Miranda said that the Wallingford Police Department, along with most departments, offers bike safety training to children at summer camps and other programs. There’s no age limit for when children should ride alone, she said. “It’s a conversation parents need to have with their children about safety,” she said. Preu said he hopes more 1270581


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Baseball Continued from page 35 down the third base line, came alive once more, but Concato battled back to run the count full before snagging a sharp one-hopper back to the box. One down. Senior Justin Rose, who had four put-outs at his station in right field, followed and went gunning for the first pitch. He was erased 6-3. Two down. Palladino got good metal on Southington’s final cut, but his drive landed in the glove of DiMauro in center. The Amity rush to pile on Concato was on. It was the

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only piling-on the righty absorbed this tournament season. For Southington, it was but one of four losses in 24 outings, but terribly difficult to swallow. The Blue Knights ran their sprints, embraced, then embraced some more. “It stinks, it really hurts, it really does, but they came out and they played better than us today,” said DiNello, whose one out on the night, an F-8 in the sixth, travelled as deep to center field as his double in the third. “They’re a great team over there and they played better. At the end of the day, the better team is going to win a championship game. I think 10 games we’d

probably split five and five, but today they got better of us. “And, honestly, now that the game is over, the part that stinks the most is I’m not going to be able to go to practice and hang out with these guys,” DiNello added. “They really were family, they really were a lot of fun and I’m really going to miss the coaching staff and the players.” So it goes for solid families. Setbacks, defeats are felt so keenly. “This was the definition of a team,” said Shaw. “We were a family, no doubt about that. Every game was an adventure. We loved each other.”

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SOUTHINGTON — Property transfers reported from May 28 to May 31 Renato S. Abastillas and Anna Liza Abeleda to Robert Volpe, 9 Preli Court, $359,500. Roman Concepcion III and Maryse Y. Pepin to Richard W. Ulrych, Jr., 45 Westbrook Road, $265,000. Estate of Joyce B. Williams to Karen Lawlor, 5 Cedar Road, $21,000. Estate of Margaret Faith Ercolani to William J. Tully, 61 North Road, $65,000. William J. Tully to AA Denor-

fia Building & Development, LLC, 48-54 Liberty St., $262,500. Vincent Filippa to Tomasz P. Giezek and Pauline Frankowska, 101 Autumn Drive, $284,900. Renee S. and Russell J. Flower III to John Patrick Jr. and Ann Natalie Lawlor, 10 Richmond Court, $491,000. David and Cynthia B. Cayer to John and Priscilla Ciaffaglione, 300 School St., $349,900. Gerald V. II and Katherine A. Davino to Eddie P. and Sonia

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Z. Hunt, 7 Spring Glen Road, $256,000. Thomas R. and Joan M. Kupec and Francis J. and Nancy Greaney, 1985 West St., $314,900. John F. and Kelly M. Plaster to Francis A. III and Andrea A. Pepe, 101 Mariondale Drive, $358,000. Paul F. Tourtillotte, trustee to Frances Baillageon, 889 Glacier Way, $245,000. James E. and Theresa P. DeBisschops to Michael P. and Melissa A. Scott, 125 Roxbury Road, $329,000. Millicent W. Morton to Dina L. Budnick, 1048 S. Main St., $177,000. John A. Petrocelli to Christopher Boland and Caitlin Sawczuk, 280 Spring Lake Road, $328,000. 143-145 Liberty Street to Francesca Mia, LLC, 143-145 Liberty St., $223,250. Janet A. and Noel G. EwingCoonce to Derek C. Arena, 110 Edgewood Circle, $238,000. Philip A. and Marjorie L. Hartman to Gregory Samselski and Jennifer L. Desena, 130 S. Borough Road, $400,000. 137-141 Liberty Street, LLC to Francesca Mia, LLC, 137141 Liberty St., $251,750.

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SOUTHINGTON — The following people have been charged by police: May 29: Kristen M. Perrott, 49, 5 Rosanne Lane, Plainville, sixth-degree larceny, 1:04 p.m. Robert Kohl, 29, 85 Wilbur St., second-degree breach of peace, 6:15 p.m. Kevin L. Foye Jr., 24, 386 Parker Ave, South Meriden, operating motor vehicle with suspended license, 3 p.m. May 30: Marty D. Charette, 24, 21 Pleasant St., Bristol, operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, failure to have insurance, 11:25 a.m. Wieslawa Kurkowska, 55, no address given, sixth-degree larceny, 2:38 p.m. Tobias J. Hussey, 31, 33 Wilson St., Plainville, driving under the influence, operating motor vehicle under suspension, 7:34 p.m. Franco A. Pabst, 19, 6 Yorktown Road, evading responsibility, 6:50 p.m. May 31: Chris M. Olsen Jr., 33, 528 Meriden Waterbury Road, operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, 8:50 a.m. Andrew F. Marsh, 54, 255 Asylum St., Hartford, operating motor vehicle with sus-




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pended registration, failure to have insurance, 12:34 a.m. June 1: Jerissa Goncalves, 18, 166 Plainville Ave., Unionville, second-degree breach of peace, interfering with an officer, 7:51 p.m. Michael Lemay, 22, 72 Williams St., Plainville, violation of protective order, 7:51 p.m. Michael Hart, 23, 234 Jerome Ave., Burlington, speeding, 11 p.m. June 2: Cynthia Cuccaro, 49, 57 Berlin Ave., operating unregistered motor vehicle, failure to have insurance, operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, 8:38 p.m. Juan Villegas, 24, 1873 N. Main St., Waterbury, operating motor vehicle with suspended license, misuse of marker plates, operating unregistered motor vehicle, 6:15 p.m. June 3: Jonathan Bechard, 24, 13 Vance Drive, Bristol, disorderly conduct, two counts second-degree threatening, 7:30 p.m. Sandy Lada, 42, 71 Norton St., Plantsville, disorderly conduct, third-degree assault, 10:40 p.m. June 4: Steven A. Fernandes, 52, 152 Southshire Drive, probation violation, violation of protective order, 9:15 a.m. Brian S. Ranno, 49, 161 Liberty St., Meriden, operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, failure to have insurance, 11:01 a.m. June 5: Harley J. Fitzpatrick, 33, 36 Fanway Ave., Bristol, operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, failure to have insurance, 8 p.m. June 6: Christian Bedard, 37, 43 Hunting Hill, breach of peace, second-degree threatening, third-degree criminal mischief, 7:01 p.m. June 7: Shaun Walowski, 22, 2039 Mount Vernon Road, breach of peace, 12:03 a.m.


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of June 4, 2013: TAG SALES 1. Galaxy Development, LLC, site plan modification to change proposed use from sit down PLAINVILLE Moving Sale! Fri restaurant to multi-ten06/14 & Sat 06/15 from 8-2pm. 156 Westwood Ave. Furniture, ant building with driveAntiques, Household Items, thru restaurant, retail Clothing & More! and medical office, 365 Queen Street (SPR PLANTSVILLE Moving Sale #1605.1), approved with Sat 6/15. 9-5. 28 Stony Creek condition Rd. In Rivercrest Condos Water across from Superior Rental on 2. Southington Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Department, request for approval under Section 8-24 for the installation of SOUTHINGTON. 121 FOLEY DR. Family Tag Sale! Sat Only, various water mains (MR 6/15, 8am-3pm. Furniture & So #477), granted favorable Much More! recommendation 3. Request for approval under 8-24 for the purPUBLIC/ LEGAL chase of land on Lazy NOTICES Lane behind the police station, (Map 157, ParSOUTHINGTON cel 003) (MR #478), INLAND WETLANDS granted favorable recAGENCY ommendation LEGAL NOTICE Dated at Southington, CT The Southington Inland This 5th day of June, 2013 Wetlands and Watercours- Dave Lavallee es Agency will hold a Public Acting Town Planner Hearing on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 5:30 PM in the Municipal Center Assembly Room 196 North Main Street, Southington CT for the following purpose: A. IW #1210 - Application of Wonk Road Partnership, LLC seeking to disturb 3,185 s.f. of wetlands for the purpose of constructing a Marketplace Ads 9 lot industrial subdivision roadway and (203) 238-1953 stormwater quality/ management system for property located on Wonx Spring Road, Assessor’s Map 062, Parcel 142. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 David J. Lavallee Acting Town Planner


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Center Assembly Room, 196 North Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following applications: 1. Lancaster Land, LP, petition to enact a zoning regulation amendment of text, new Section 3-08.22 of the HOD regulations (ZA #573) Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 5th day of June, 2013 Dave Lavallee Acting Town Planner SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting Requests For Proposals for Pizza for Hot Lunch 2014RFP-01-02. RFPs may be obtained online at - Purchasing Department then Bids and RFPs. Sealed RFPs are due on or before 2:30 p.m. on June 20, 2013 at which time they will be opened publicly.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON NOTICE OF PASSAGE At its meeting of June 10, 2013, the Town Council of the Town of Southington approved the following program: TAX ABATEMENT PLANS MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT ABATEMENT Connecticut General Statutes 12-81(59), 12-81(60) and 12, 217 ( c) ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM: A. Manufacturing Benefits (in zone) Personal Property and Real Property new to the Grand List 80% tax abatement for five years 50% reimbursement by the State of Connecticut B. Commercial Benefits – Real Estate only Real Property new to Grand List 100%, 100%, 50%, 40%, 30%, 20%, 10% - seven years No reimbursement by the State of Connecticut OUTSIDE THE ENTERPRISE ZONE: A. Tax Partnership Program – Located anywhere Value of Improvement, not including Real Property Applies to NAICS # 236210, 711110 – 711219, 713920, 713110. (Recreation, agriculture, theaters, musical groups, ski facilities, amusement parks) $250,000 and over 50%, 50%, 50%, 50% 50% - Five years No reimbursement by the State of Connecticut If municipal improvements on established municipal infrastructures are performed by a private entity, the entity may apply for the tax partnership program for the value of those improvements if the improvements exceed $200,000. The tax abatement shall apply as follows: One hundred percent (100%) of the value of all municipal improvements shall be abated but will be limited to the two (2) successive Grand Lists. If the value of the improvements exceed the value of the two (2) successive Grand Lists, that additional amount shall not be abated. This program must be applied for prior to the municipal improvements and the value of the municipal improvements shall be reviewed by the Public Works Committee of the Town of Southington and the final determination of value will be by the Town Council. Application for this program shall be made through the Economic Development Department and the Town Council in its sole discretion can approve or deny the application. B. Industrial / Manufacturing Benefits Applies to SIC # 2000 thru 3999, inclusive and NAICS 2373, 2379 and 4841. Personal Property and Real Property new to the Grand List 40% tax abatement for five years Should the value of real property and personal property new to the Town of Southington’s Grand List in the aggregate be $2,500,000, or more, the Town Council may, at their option, waive the local portion of the building permit fee for new construction in addition to the 40% abatement referenced above. This program shall expire without further action of the Town Council on July 1, 2014. All applicants applying before that date shall be eligible for the program. Applicants are allowed to be awarded only one program by the Southington Town Council. This plan will be effective twenty (20) days following publication. Dated at Southington, Connecticut: June 11, 2013 TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON Garry Brumback Town Manager

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MERCURY VILLAGER 2001 $3,488 6 Cylinder, 4 Spd Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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Stock# 13-978A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

BUICK LACROSSE 2012 $24,998 6 TO CHOOSE FROM SAVE UP TO $11,000 of MSRP STK 27184AQ Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

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VALLEY Horse Trailer 1984 16’ Stock. Excellent shape. $1200. (860) 276-9157


Pontiac Grand Am SE 2005 $3,488 6 Cylinder. 4 Speed Automatic. 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

TOYOTA 4RUNNER 2006 Low mileage, SR5 4.0L V6, 4x4, Automatic, A/C, Power Moonroof, and more. New Brakes, Tires, Battery. $15,500 or best offer. 203 530-4707


CHEVY CRUZE LT 2012 Was 22,895 NOW 16,995 Save $4500 off MSRP Stock # 4811L12 Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

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7 new born, long hair Dachshund puppies for sale. Loving & playful lap dogs. Shots not included, 4 daple & 3 solid colored. Great family pets! $400, contact Erika 860-724-6770 Taking deposits now. LOVING PUPS Resuced puppies for adoption. To view the puppies & notice of our next adoption day event, visit us at or Call 828-208-0757 SUGAR GLIDERS 2 Hand-Raised Babies For Sale. Call/text for more info 860-462-0728

Bad Credit? We help out people with bad credit and no credit! Please call Ryan at (203) 250-5949

FWD, Automatic $19,988 Stock# 1335

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES $150 MATTRESS SET Queen p-top mattress w/ box. NEW in plastic. Brand name. Only $150! Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


BUTCHER Block table, 5 Chairs & Hutch $200. 3 Counter height chairs/stools wrought iron and leather $100. Pictures available. Call 860-919-8503 or email

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 20 SERIOUS PEOPLE TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! Affordable Programs Available! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! (203) 715-2779

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Always a sale in Marketplace

CONTENTS of 20 x 12 x 8 CoverIt Shelter filled with holiday outside decorations for Christmas and Halloween. No single items sold. Contents include: Wire Frame Items, Rope Light Items and Lots of Air-Blowns, Both used & new. Call for price. 203 265-1990 DOUBLE Door Mirrored Glass Curio. 34W x 80”H. $99 or Best Offer Call 203-440-0261 PANELED Solid Doors & Bifold Doors, HW baseboard heating, outdoor bar, Uconn collectibles, garage door opener, King bed frame, Fishing rod building supplies, collectibles. 203 715-0384 STENCILS Large Amount of Stencils. Many Jan Dressler also Jan Dressler Brushes, Paint Rack, & Paint. Asking $400 Call 203-314-4764


Toyota Highlander 2005 Chevrolet Captiva LT 2012

DEUTZ-ALLIS Lawn Tractor. Excellent Shape, 12.5 HP, Twin Cylinder Engine, 613 Hydro Static Drive. Asking $600 OBO Call (203) 269-3837


PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $110 Call 203-415-1144


ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575 ELECTRONICS OLD RADIO, TV, Tubes, Schematics, Meters, Misc. Items. Call 860-919-1814


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203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps.

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

203-238-3499 2ND Generation Buys Any Napier or any old jewelry. Old Toy Trucks, Old Door Stops, Old Steiff Animals. One item to entire estate. (203) 639-1002 ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ATLANTIC LUGGAGE New, 26” Upright, Used Once. 19”x26”x9”, expands to 11 1/2”. $45 or best offer. 203 440-3919

Ayudamos personas sin crédito o con mal crédito! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949

You name it. With Marketplace, anything goes.

29’ KEYSTONE SPRINTER 2003 Sleeps 6. Fifth Wheel. $10,000. Must See! (203) 639-7306

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DODGE Dakota 2007

Mal Crédito?


JEEP Wrangler Unlimited JK Soft Top. Fits 2007 to Current. Best Top. Super Top. Tinted Windows. New in Box. Never Used. $800. (203) 235-3972

(203) 818-3300

Kia Sportage LX 2006

Stock# 18707 $14,969 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w . ri c ha rd c he v y . c o m

HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL1200C 2005 Custom 1200 Mint Condition, Low Miles 1550 Miles, V&H Pipes, Custom Flame Paint, Security. Fobs, Drag Bars All Chrome. Asking $ 9, 0 0 0 fi r m . M u s t s e e !! ! ! ! !! Call 203 379-7404 Garage kept.

FOUR 15 Inch Rims, 6 Lugs. Fits Chevy, Toyota, Nissan Pathfinder. Chrome. $100. (203) 235-3972

Hyundai Santa Fe 2003


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

20% OFF SUMMER SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $190 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden Mike 203 631-2211

Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600

WOOD STOVE for Sale 32 x 38 x 16. Fireplace insert. Heats over 1000 sq ft. Asking $350. Also, Exmark Metro Lawnmower! 48”, Walk Behind, Exc. Condtion. Asking $2000 Call 203-238-4057

ALWAYS Buying Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench Tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367 ALWAYS Buying machinist tool boxes, tools & bench vises. (860) 985-5760

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! CALL 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

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

203-235-8431 HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 BR, 2 BA, Centrally Located, W/D Included. No Pets $1100/mo. + sec. Credit Check. Call 203-715-7508


Friday, June 14, 2013 — The Southington Citizen HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 6 RM Colonial 3 BR, 2 Full Baths. HW Flrs, DR, W/D Hookup. Double Driveway. Beautiful Yard! No Pets. Available July 1st. Call 203-654-6190


MERIDEN 2 BR End Unit. Execellent Condition. On Site Laundry. $925/mo. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 1BR Condo for Rent, Large closets, W/D in unit, No Pets, Non-Smoker. $850/mo. Available 7/15 Call 203-213-0474


Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd floor Studio, $175/week+security. Call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm or MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd floor Studio, $175/week+security. Call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm or MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $925 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments for Rent, 2nd floor. Call 203238-0106 or 203-213-4507 MERIDEN 1 Br, Broad St. Near monuments. Hdwd Flrs. Nonworking FP. Skylight. Very attractive & private. $750/mo 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833. MERIDEN 1 or 2 BR. Good location. Newly Remodeled. Off-st parking. Appliances. No pets. Sec 8 approved. $700-$800 Call 203-379-7817 MERIDEN 1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Chino 203 935-6224

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 B R A v ai l ab l e Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1BR & 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1st Floor Charming 1 BR Apt. Beautiful location. Direct hwy access. Spacious Dine-In Kitchen. New appls. WD hookup. New carpeting. Private entry. Off st parking. Utils not incl. Gas heat. No pets. $800/mo + 1 mo sec. 203-654-6739


MERIDEN 1st Flr 1 BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $695/mo. Lease and Sec Deposit Required. No Pets! Call 203-235-2372 MERIDEN 2 BR Condo Apt East Side. Hdwd flrs. New paint. $750 per month. No Pets. Available Now. (203) 500-9080 or (203) 235-5364 MERIDEN 2 BR W/D Hookup. Gas Heat & HW. No Pets. $900/Month + Security Deposit. 203 715-7508.

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MERIDEN 2 family. 2 BRs 1st flr, 1 BR 2nd flr. Hdwd Flrs, FP. Detached 2 Car Gar. Move in cond. A must see! 313 Reservoir Ave. $165,000. (203) 213-5000

MERIDEN 3 BR $1,175 Sec 8 approved. Gas Heat, Washer & Dryer, Newly Renovated, Private Yard & Deck Call 203-815-8921 MERIDEN 3 BR. 2nd Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $900. Call Will 860-801-1891 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $995/mo plus sec. Avail immed L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Crown Village Large 1 BR, Appls, Heat incl. On-site Laundry. Off street parking. Balcony, Swimming Pool. No pets. $775/mo +Dep. 203 634-9149


BERLIN 2 BR ( 1232 Sq Ft.) In Two-Family House. WD Hookup. 2 Car Garage. Clean. Great Location. Back Yard. $1350. 860 736-1169 or 860 502-5619


MERIDEN 46-48 Hillside Ave. 1st Floor, 2 BR & 1 BA. 2nd Floor, 2 BR & 1BA. Monthly Rental Income is $1800. Selling for $75,000. Must Move! Call 203-565-4719

MERIDEN. West side furnished 1st flr studio, includes heat, elec, hw. $180/week plus sec. Call 12noon-8pm (203) 634-1195 SOUTHINGTON 2-3 BR. 1st Fl. Nice yard. Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $1000 /mo. Call between 7:30am -5pm Mon-Fri 860 628-5535 SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 1st fl. Very Clean. Appliances. Off st parking. No utilities. No pets. Sec & Refs. $700/mo. (860) 621-4463 (860) 302-6051 SUMMER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 1st Fl. 1 year old. Beautiful Eastside location. All utils incl. Pay for phone only. $1100/mo, sec & refs. Avail July 1. 203 284-8035 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit. Two 12x14BRs. New bthrm, sunprch. No pets/ smoking $800/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet neighborhood. 203-9964281 lv message WALLINGFORD 40 Hoffman Ct. 2 BR, Central Location. Laundry, No Pets, Credit Chk. $900 + 2 mo sec. Call 203-430-6410

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Wkly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

MERIDEN For Sale by Owner. 4 Foster Court. 1st Flr with 2 BR & 1 BA. 2nd Flr with 5 BR & 2 BA. Finished basement. Monthly Rental Income is 2,250. Selling for $75,000. Must Move, Call 203-565-4719

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD Newer Double Wide. 2 BR, 2 BA, Central Air, Mint Condition in Up Scale Park. $79,900! Call 203-799-7731 Also available, Brand New 2 BR in Upscale Park. $59,900! Financing Available. Call 203-799-7731 YALESVILLE In Loring Court, an over 55 Adult Park. 24’ x 44’ older home in excellent condition. Many updates. 2 car off st. parking. 2 BR, 1.75 Baths. Central Air. Storage building and nice, big lot. Asking $64,900. Call Bill Loring, Park Owner for more info 203-269-8808


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION Wallingford Public Schools is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction. Start Date: July 15, 2013. Intermediate Administrator’s certification and experience as a leader and administrator required, particularly in the area of curriculum & instruction. In addition, experience with evaluation, budget and grant management preferred. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. Apply on-line @ Deadline: June 19, 2013. EOE

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MERIDEN- Large 1BR w/balcony & swimming pool at Crown Village, 581 Crown Street. $750/mo. including heat & HW. 203-856-6472 MERIDEN. Quiet east side area. 2 BR, 2nd flr, large kit, stove & fridge. Close to shopping. $875/mo. Call (203) 284-3757 and leave message.

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MERIDEN Room Available. First Week Free! Utilities included! $115/Wk.Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking 203-213-8589

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AUTO TECH Needed for Meriden shop. Foreign & Domestic repairs & diagnostics. Must be a self starter & have appropriate tools. Please submit resume with salary requirements to: or apply to Kevin or Randy at Danby’s 41 High St., Meriden. COMMERCIAL Roofers Wanted UNION SCALE Call 866-713-2824 CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Immediate Openings for telephone representatives in a busy inbound call center. Candidates should have good listening and communications skills and a pleasant phone personality with a people-oriented attitude. Good typing and computer skills are required. Must have flexible hours and reliable transportation. The rate is $10.00 per hour. Apply in person to Speed Staffing LLC, 500 South Broad Street, Entrance E, Meriden, CT between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00 pm. Resumes may be emailed to or faxed to 203-379-0965. We also are looking for pickers/packers, general warehouse/drivers, assemblers, solderers, and housekeeping. Contact us at 203-379-0390 or

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HELP WANTED COOK - PART TIME Weekends a must. Apply within: Gaetano’s Tavern on Main 38-40 N. Main St, Wallingford

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE The Record-Journal Circulation Department is seeking a full time Customer Service Representative with excellent communication skills to service customers at our multimedia company. Please apply in person at: Record-Journal, 11 Crown St., Meriden. DIESEL Mechanic Heavy Equip. Trucks; Diagnostic; Highly Motivated; CDL pref. Great $. call 203-284-0707 or Resume to: General Help/Customer Service

BAM!! START THE SUMMER WITH A NEW CAREER! MAKE IT GREAT IN 2013 START IMMEDIATELY We need you! Positions available in 5 depts for our 2 locations. Must be 18 or older & available to start ASAP. Interviewing this week only. **1st Week Sign-On Bonuses**

POSITIONS WILL FILL FAST Interviewing 1st 150 callers. Call now for immediate interview $425-$525/weekly potential. Call Now - Don’t Wait 860-329-0317 or email resume to HOME HEALTH AIDES Needed for the Meriden area. Must be reliable and have a Connecticut CNA License or HHA Certificate. Call Tracy 203-281-5500 VNS Inc. of So CT HVAC LICENSED INSTALLERS Immediate opening. Residential. Minimum 5 years experience required w/ B, D or S license. Exc wages, benefits. Send resume to No phone calls please.


HELP WANTED GUARD Looking for someone to patrol private property. Reply: PO Box 373 Middlefield, CT 06455 HVAC Tech Opening for Experienced S2, D2, or B2 Lic. Tech with good communicationskills. On call rotation is req. Benefits & Vehicle provided. Send Resume to P.O Box 502, Meriden CT 06450 or Email to:

Job Opportunities Westaff is currently hiring for the following positions:

Press Operators Assemblers Warehouse General Laborers Admin Assistants All Shifts. Apply at: 39 West Main St., Meriden LOOKING for experienced hair stylist with clientele to come work in our Wallingford salon. Offers high commission and flexible hours. We specialize in weddings, offer all hair services including extensions, along with waxing and spray tanning. Our salon provides a friendly, professional atmosphere. Please contact us at: MECHANIC FORKLIFT TECH Gas & Electric experience. Good wage, DOE. Benefits available 860-666-4884 PARTS COUNTER/ CUSTOMER SALES Duties include: customer service via phone & email, researching parts requests, entering & following up on sales orders, & ordering parts. Computer skills & professional phone manner needed. Hours are approx. 8:00am–5:00pm M-F. Benefits include Med/Dental & 401K. Apply in person @ Precision Devices, 55 N. Plains Ind. Rd. Wallingford,

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Payroll/ Accounts Payable Assistant: Excellent opportunity for someone with ADP payroll experience. If you have a good attitude, enjoy working with people and can handle multiple priorities, this job is for you! We would prefer a minimum of 2 years payroll experience along with strong computer skills. Please fax resume to 203 514-5127 with cover letter and salary requirements or apply in person at: 450 W. Main Street Building 3, Meriden EOE SHIPPING/RECEIVING Duties include: processing orders, ship & receive packages & skids, stocking & inventory control. Hours are approx. 8:30am–5:30pm MF. Benefits include Med/Dental & 401K. Apply in person @ Precision Devices, 55 N. Plains Ind. Rd., Wallingford THE HOLIDAY INN North Haven & Harry’s Sports Grille is currently hiring guest service agents & restaurant servers. Qualified applicants excel in customer service & are detail orientated. Full & Part-Time positions available. Morning & night shifts available. Must have flexible schedule. Please apply in person at 201 Washington Avenue North Haven, CT.. WAREHOUSE Import Distributor Looking for a dependable, articulate and attention to detail person. Must be a team player capable of delegating and coordinating daily tasks to meet company goals. Fast paced multi task position requiring exp with mechanical lifts and equipment. Must have good computer and writing skills. Capable of lifting up to 60 lbs and a working knowledge of warehouse activities. Position is in line for advancement. Fax Resume to Ray (203) 284-0886


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 14, 2013

Dean’s Stove & Spa is your one stop source for the very best in outdoor living! We carry a huge variety of outdoor living products from the top manufacturers in the industry - including wood & gas fire pits, fireplaces, gas tables, torches, and the area’s largest display of ceramic smokers! Custom enclosures are also available for outdoor wood & gas fireplaces! We offer the highest quality products at prices that will beat anybody - including on line or box stores!

Wood & gas tables & fire pits!

Outdoor gas torches & fireplaces!

Gas logs from Georgia, outdoor gas tables & aluminum structures!

Visit our Smoke Fest every Thursday evening at the Hearthstone Pub – enter to win your very own Big Green Egg during our Smoke Off competition! Enjoy our all new Pub menu with juicy mouth-watering burgers, pub pizzas, specialty appetizers, over 16 microbrews on tap, plus our award winning service and friendly atmosphere!

Next to Dean’s Stove & Spa in the Plantsville section of Southington

Dean’s Stove & Spa

Hearthstone Pub



120 West Main St., Plantsville, CT ●

42 West Main St., Plantsville, CT ●


Dean’s Stove & Spa and The Hearthstone Pub are closed Mondays


Southington Citizen June 14, 2014


Southington Citizen June 14, 2014