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Full house at Summit as Tynan sings, talks By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

It was a full room as area residents, patients at The Summit at Plantsville and family members came out for an inspirational talk Monday night, Sept. 9, by Ronan Tynan, the original Irish tenor and Paralympic gold medalist. Tynan, probably best known for singing at Yankee Stadium, talked about living life honestly, peacefully and pursuing dreams. He started by singing a song written by Jimmy McCarthy, an Irish singer song writer. “Some of you have your own special challenge,” he said. “And some might be struggling at this point in time. But it’s important to develop a positive attitude and live life to the absolute fullest.” Cheshire residents Art and Pat Wallinger said when they read Tynan was appearing at The Summit in honor of September 11 they bought tickets right away. “We couldn’t believe he was coming,” Pat Wallinger said.

Southington High School student Tia Jones performed in a dance at Lincoln Center in New York for a Sept. 11 memorial event. | (Christopher Zajac / Special to The Citizen)

Dr. Ronan Tynan sung to the crowd at The Summit in Plantsville Monday night, Sept. 9. Tynan visited The Summit for a motivational speech and song to honor and remember 9/11. He shared his journey and the obstacles he overcame in life as a double amputee. | (Savannah Mul/ Special to The Citizen)

Tynan was born with phocomelia, causing both of his lower legs to be underdeveloped. At 20, he had his legs amputated below the knee after a car accident made it impossible for him to continue using prosthetic legs without the

amputation. “We all need someone,” he said. “I started to believe what others saw and then I believed in me.” Barbara Blau, director of therapeutic recreation at See Sings / Page 10

SHS student performs at NYC 9/11 memorial By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

Tia Jones was in first grade when the World Trade Center was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. She came home from school and saw her mother in tears but was confused about what was happening. Now a 16-year-old high school senior, Jones honored victims of the tragedy by dancing in a memorial service at Lincoln Center in New York City. “I’m glad that my dance

allows me to do things like this,” said Jones, before heading off to the city. “I go to competitions and have recitals, but this is more and something meaningful thing to me.” The dance, titled “The Table of Silence Project 9/11,” was to begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 8:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, marking the time when the American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into See Performs / Page 15

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‘It’s time for the girls to go home’ Headstone of Cornelia Bristol Sloper, found in a Meriden home, is moved to Camp Sloper By Kimberly Primicerio

and her daughter Cornelia, who both died in 1837, out of a basement of a Reservoir A gravestone found in a Avenue home. City resident Shawn Hard Meriden man’s basement has received a home at YMCA found the headstone about Camp Sloper in Southington. four years ago. He wasn’t On a cool, breezy morning, sure what to do with it, so he four men lifted the headstone reached out to mayor’s office of Cornelia Bristol Sloper constituent caseworker Eddie Special to The Citizen

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the headstone out of the basement. The limestone grave reads, “Cornelia, wife of David R. Sloper died Feb. 24 1837.” Under that inscription it says that Cornelia, their daughter, died on May 26, 1837. See Home / Page 12

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Nonprofit near schools presents volunteer opportunity By Farrah Duffany

to low-income and elderly residents. Alta is the alternative high school in town loEducators and Bread for cated at 242 Main St. behind Life board members are al- Derynoski School. There are ready thinking of the vol- between 50 and 60 students unteer opportunities for at Alta and nearly 700 stuhundreds of students after dents at Derynoski School. “With the close proxima building for the non-profit was proposed on Main Street ity, I’m hoping that we will next to Derynoski School and be able to have a partnership the town’s alternative high to have students go over and volunteer and earn commuschool. Director of Alta at the Pyne nity service hours and unCenter, Jess Levin, said the derstand civic service,” Levin building’s location would be said. “I also know that some a “win-win” for the students of my students and their famand Bread for Life, which provides thousands of meals See Nonprofit / Page 24 Special to The Citizen

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Summer weather brings variable results to local farmers By Julie Sopchak, Dan Jackson, and Joy VanderLek Record-Journal weeklies staff

This summer brought its fair share of weather games to farmers in the area from heavy rain to even heavier heat. Jim Zarella of Zarella Farms in Plainville said the heavy rain and cold nights resulted in a pretty bad yield. Particularly, he said tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and pickles “took it on the chin.” The tomatoes couldn’t even be used for canning because they split so badly. Zarella didn’t get any relief during the extreme heat. He said bees didn’t really work when it got too hot, so a lot of the food didn’t set. “Bees don’t work when it’s hot like that. They stay in the shade and nothing sets,” Zarella said. “You get very poor yields that way.” Interestingly enough, results were quite different

just across the town border in Southington, where Diane Karabin of Karabin Farms said the year was quite fruitful for her crops. Karabin did say her farm was rather lucky considering some of the harsh weather conditions this season. “We were at the mercy of Mother Nature,” Karabin said. “But that being said, we’re having a wonderful harvest, we’re very fortunate. “We had the heavy rains, and then we had the extreme heat and so those are both ends of the spectrum that no farmer wants to deal with,” she added. Flooding wasn’t an issue with the farm, and with the heat. She said it was just a matter of waiting it out. Even tomatoes survived an early frost after Karabin said they took the risk of planting them early. “There was some early frost and we were basically unaffected by it,” Karabin said. “We won that round.”

With summer being a success, Karabin said the outlook for the fall harvest is looking pretty good as well. Ellie Tessmer, a member of the North Haven Garden Club, said the summer started cold, wet and then grew hot. As a result, diseases spread in her garden and she had to battle “critters,” a.k.a. pests. The Wallingford resident said her squash, cucumbers and tomatoes grew okay in her six raised beds, but the peppers didn’t fare well. In late summer, they are just beginning to flower. She rarely gets powdery mildew on her squash, but this year, she was out in her garden spraying her plants with a mixture of baking soda, water and soap. “You have to go with the weather. You can’t fight it,” she said. Insects were also a problem at Bartlem Park’s Community Garden with zucchini, kale, and cabbage, said gardener Jim Mertz. Aside from that,

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plots did “quite well,” according to Mertz and Rajeevan Nallakkandi. Tomatoes came in later than normal; however, the tomatoes did come in before the adjacent gardens produced, Mertz said. Zinnias and beans were also a success, according to Mertz and he had a “terrific early lettuce crop until the hot weather caused them to bolt.” Mertz has since replanted the lettuce and it is now ready for harvest as a fall crop. Mertz expects the fall kale to give him a good yield. Raised beds helped him against the heavier rains of the season which did affect low-lying plots in the garden. One gardener “actually had frogs in the ditches.” That’s how wet it was at times. “Overall the year was a success and my garden is still producing,” he said. Larry Rosenfield, “master gardener” at Temple Beth David of Cheshire, called this

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Trash ruining views at Crescent Lake residents, however, are concerned about trash ruining Special to The Citizen the view. Resident Norman Erickson Crescent Lake is an estab- said he took his grandson to lished park that offers fishing, go fishing last week and was canoeing and multiple hiking stunned with the amount of trails. The natural beauty of trash he saw. “It’s such a beautiful place,” the 223-acre property and 56acre lake draws many resi- Erickson said, “but it just dents to the area, especially looked really bad. I found for views of fall foliage. Some a lot of trash on the pathBy Savannah Mul

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said they will usually spend 45 minutes talking in a classroom. In the past, topics have included Veterans Day and Flag Day. “Whenever we can come in, we’ll be there,” Pintarich said. Another goal Pintarich has for the 2013-14 school year is for visits to extend to all schools in the district on Veterans Day and Flag Day. Previously, veterans only made visits to half of the district, but with enough volunteers, it’s something they’ll change this year, he said. Veteran Len Marcheselle said that veterans shouldn’t be limited to talking in classrooms only during events for Veterans Day and Flag Day. “There are other days during the year that are important to Veterans,” Marcheselle said, such as D-Day or the Battle of the Bulge of World War II. See Veterans / Page 14

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left behind. “It’s a shame that people don’t respect it,” LaPorte said. “But I go up there myself and I can honestly say I never saw any kind of problem, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.” S o u t h i n g t o n re s i d e n t Collin Uryase spent part of Wednesday, Sept. 4, fishing at the lake. He visits the area frequently to fish.

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the nursing and rehabilitation facility, said Tynan was a good choice to honor and remember September 11. “He sang to the first responders and he continues to work with families of 9/11 to show support,” Blau said. John Kelly, a patient at The Summit, sat next to his wife, Debbie. Kelly is of Irish descent and a double amputee. “I thought it would be good for him to come,” she said. Tynan encouraged those

“I didn’t really notice a difference this year, but you do see empty beer cans from time to time,” Uryase said. Uryase said the small amount of trash is nothing that would stop him from attending the park. Robert Berkmoes, Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee Chairman, said as a recreational park, trash cans are located outside the entrance of trails. He said it would be difficult to place more inside the hiking trails.

with disabilities to take chances. “I believe the biggest risk is life is not taking a risk itself,” he said. “We are not all equal in ability, but if we concentrate on a task at hand and work to our best ability, we truly are giving 100 percent.” Joyce Lueake of Southington said she came out to honor her motherin-law who passed away on Monday. “She would have wanted me to be here,” Lueake said. “She was a classy lady and would have loved coming, I’m doing it for her. He’s a great speaker.”

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Myers, who is aware of the Sloper history, said Cornelia Bristol Sloper is probably the first wife of David R. Sloper. Cornelia Bristol Sloper reportedly died at the age of 25 as a result of childbirth. The couple’s daughter, listed on the headstone, died at 5 months old. David Sloper then married a woman named Augusta. They had a daughter named Cornelia, or Nellie. Nellie donated the Sloper property on East Street to the YMCA in 1948. The first YMCA day camp began in 1950. “It’s just a sign of the times,” Myers said. “There were three Cornelias. It was a different way of life.” In the basement, Siebert led the team. They walked through the bulkhead or basement entry doors into the dusty room. Siebert placed a ladder on the bulkhead’s staircase. The men, wearing gloves, then proceeded to wrap the fragile gravestone in a blanket. They gently walked it over to the ladder. They slid the stone across the ladder.

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“It was a task,” Siebert said about lifting the tombstone. He guessed it was about 400 pounds and Myers thought it was even more. “It’s actually lighter than I thought,” Bissonnette said. Once it got to the top of the stairs, the group carefully carried it to a pickup truck. “We’re pallbearers of the tombstone,” Palmieri said. As the men prepared to lift the heavy stone into the truck, Hard took out his harmonica and began playing “Amazing Grace.” “I just want to send it home where it belongs,” Hard said. “It’s time for the girls to go home. It belongs where it came from.” The tombstone will be set up in Camp Sloper’s memorial garden. The garden is on the right of the Sloper property when visitors pull into the camp. Myers said the area is a place to remember those who have passed. “It’s a tranquil place,” he said. “We’ll get it up there.” In the meantime, YMCA staff is going to do some research on how to preserve the old gravestone. It was in a basement for years, but now it will experience the elements.

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Man gets jail time for tanker accident By Lauren Sievert Special to The Citizen

A Naugatuck man was sentenced in Waterbury Superior Court to jail time in connection with a collision with a fuel tanker in December 2011. Brian Miele, 45, was arrested on Dec. 27, 2011, and charged with first-degree larceny, interfering with an officer, driving under the influence and reckless driving. He pleaded guilty to substituted charges on Sept. 5 in Waterbury Superior Court, consisting of two counts of using a motor vehicle without permission, engaging police in pursuit, possession of narcotics, failure to appear, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, according to court records. Miele was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 5, to seven years in prison for one of the charges of using a motor vehicle without permission, one year for engaging police in pursuit, one year for possession of narcotics, one year for failure to appear, and 30 days

for driving with a suspended license. Miele will serve the sentences concurrently, and his total effective sentence for the five convictions is seven years. Miele will also be credited with time already served, dating to Dec. 27, 2011. Sentencing information for the second charge of using a motor vehicle without permission was not available Friday, Sept. 6. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Old Turnpike Road and Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. State police were in pursuit of Miele, who they said had stolen a SUV, when Miele crashed into a fuel tanker. The trooper jumped out of his cruiser and chased Miele, who tried to run away from the scene, police said. As the trooper was struggling with Miele, as seen on the troopers dash camera footage, a fire broke out under the SUV and the side of the fuel tanker. The trooper is seen running back to his cruiser and backing it up, cre-

ating distance between himself and the fire. The video cut to a few minutes later and flames are above the trees and multiple police and fire crews are seen blocking the streets and working to extinguish the fire. According to Southington Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Wisner, Miele was in custody when fire crews arrived, and extra units were called in from Waterbury and Hartford fire departments to assist. “Thankfully the tanker didn’t go fully up,” Wisner said last week, recalling the incident. “It was a potentially catastrophic incident, but luck was on our side.” Wisner said the tanker truck was able to vent the heat, and fire crews worked to cool off the tanker while the fire burned through some of the fuel. At the time of the crash, the tanker had 8,600 gallons of fuel in it, Wisner said. The fuel was in five different compartments, and the fire didn’t spread from one compartment to another, therefore not causing the

tanker to explode, Wisner said. If the worst scenario had happened, the houses and several businesses close

to the scene could have been heavily damaged, Wisner See Jail / Page 27

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Belanger The wedding celebration of Melissa Anna Harris and Eric Paul Belanger took place on Friday, May 24, 2013 at The Woodwinds in Branford. Carol Denning, Justice of the Peace, officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Derek and Gail Harris, of Durham. The groom is the son of Ronald and Phyllis Belanger, of Southington. The bride was given in marriage by her father and attended by her sister-in-law, Christina Harris, as Matron of Honor. Bridesmaids were Pauline Harris, sister-in-law of the bride. Emily Pintavalle, cousin of the bride. Jaime Drenzek and Jessica Embacher, friends of the bride. Celia May Harris was flower girl for her aunt. Matt Delilla, friend of the groom, served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Dan Kaminski and Derek Bird, friends of the groom. Andrew Harris, brother of the bride. Josh Carney, cousin of the groom. Luke Benane was ring bearer for his cousin. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Coginchaug Regional High School and 2012 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and is employed by Southington school district. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Southington High School and 2011 graduate of the University of Hartford and is an Engineer for Turner Construction. The newlyweds reside in Bristol with their growing family of rescue pets: Socks, Pudge and Gunnar. A Caribbean Honeymoon is planned for the Fall.

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there to give respect to the people,” Jones said. For the past seven years, Jones has been dancing at the Evjen Academy of Performing Arts under the instruction of the owner Diana Evjen, who is glad Jones was able to take part in such an important event. “I don’t think she expected to be chosen,” Evjen said. When Jones found out, she was worried that she wouldn’t have enough time to attend rehearsals while doing school work, being on the swim team and attending her dance lessons, which take up about 10 hours throughout the week. However, after consulting with her mother and dance instructor, she knew she couldn’t turn down the opportunity, she said. She balances everything as best as she can. “She’s a talented dancer,” Evjen said, “and I’m glad there’s an experience like this she is able to pursue.” After graduation, Jones is looking to pursue a dance major in college. “I’m not nervous,” she said last week. “It’s just really powerful and it’s crazy to be part of something so big.”

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Official hopes businesses will comply with new zone regulations By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Two proposed businesses on West Street will not have to conform to the new West Street business zone regulations passed last month, but at least one town official hopes they will consider the Planning and Zoning Commission’s vision for the area. Applications were recently filed with the town for a 3,065-square-foot building that would house a liquor store at 1700 West Street and a 4,980-square-foot office building at 1829 West Street. Both fall within the new zone,

which is designed to attract unique businesses to town and give the area a colonial look and feel somewhere between Queen Street and the Central Business Zone on Center Street. The new regulations primarily affect businesses between Spring and West Queen streets. Acting Town Planner David Lavallee said both applications were filed before the PZC approved the plans for the West Street business zone development on Aug. 20. They would be considered non-conforming and don’t have to meet the new zoning regulations if they are approved.

“We’re supportive of businesses coming to Southington,” said Paul Chaplinsky, vice chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission. “But ideally we would like to see the businesses in that area do what they can to conform. We want respect what came before the West Street business zone, but we ask that they consider the long term vision for West Street. “There are certain things they can’t do, like their lot sizes don’t meet the requirements for the West Street business zone, but (there are) other things they can do with their site plans to conform,”

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As the new school year unfolds, kindergarten teachers in Southington are already raving about the new opportunities and, most heavily noted, the more time they have to work with kids. This is Jeanne Petracca’s second year teaching kindergarten at Thalberg Elementary School, but her overall experience with kids spans 35 years. The new all-day program, she said, is new to her. “It’s given me more time to already get to learn the chil-

dren and know what their needs are,” Petracca said. “It’s allowed me to have them have the time for social play and to get to know each other and to have some fun.” Gretchen Yatzook is teaching full-day kindergarten at Flanders Elementary School. This is her first year teaching kindergarten after teaching it from 2002-04. She said her students are excited and anxious to experience all of the planned activities. “It’s a lot easier to get in everything that you want to do with the students,” Yatzook said. “Because when you had a half day, you just felt crunched

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when I was at college in Pennsylvania, I went to New York City to spend a weekend with Dad. By From Page 18 then he had become deeply sing around our player piano engrossed in several small where we belted out “Let town enterprises, and now Me Call You Sweetheart”, and then he and Mom en“In the Gloaming” and joyed escaping for a few other old-time favorites. days to Manhattan, which After a sandwich supper, included a Broadway show Dad would drive Grandma or two. That Sunday mornhome. Then we gathered in ing, as was their habit when the living room around our in New York, we went to large Philco radio, laughthe Bible Breakfast at the ing loudly as we listened to old Sloane House YMCA, Jack Benny, Fibber McGee then to Marble Collegiate and Molly and other favorite Church to hear Norman programs. When we heard Vincent Peale, the famed Walter Winchell’s staccato author and preacher. We delivery of “Good evening, hurried to join the line outMr. and Mrs. America…” side the church, hoping to that meant it was 9 o’clock get into the main sanctuary and bedtime. rather than the overflow We all grieved when chapel. Grandma died following At lunch that day my a brief illness in 1946. She father shocked me. “How was 81. A couple years later, about going to Radio City

to put in everything not only academically, but you do want to have the social development time, and with a half day program it was just so hard to get everything in that you possibly could.” Kathy Magnoli has been teaching overall for about 20 years. She has prior experience teaching full day kindergarten in a different district, but has been teaching the half day program at Hatton Elementary School for the past four years. Magnoli said she was very excited when Southington decided to go to the full day program based on her positive experiences with it previously. for a stage show and a movie?” he asked. “Dad,” I said in amazement, “all these years we couldn’t do that sort of thing on a Sunday.” “I know, I know,” he replied. “But two things are different now. First, we’re not in Swanton, and who will know or care? And, second, your Grandma is gone. We went along with her emphasis on one commandment to follow that other commandment about honoring your mother and father.” Then he added with emotion in his voice: “I had another reason, too. Sunday was when I would spend the whole day with the family, and everybody was there together. All week I looked forward to Sunday.” Ralph Lord Roy of Southington is a retired United Methodist minister. Email: Ralphlroy@aol.com. 24 Hour Emergency Service Same Day Service Available M-F

She said the two most important things the full day program provides is the opportunity to really get to know the students and their families and also the time to really get into the curriculum. “You have the extra time to build that rapport with the family which I think is really important at this young age,” Magnoli said. With the extra time, Magnoli said now if she does a reading or science lesson, she can integrate it into other lessons. “You can incorporate all your teaching in all of the areas,” she said. At South End Elementary School, kindergarten teachers Paula Gorham and Michelle Daigle are just as excited as anyone about the program. Drawbacks amongst any of the teachers were sparse to find, but if anything, Daigle and Gorham said the only tricky part is organizing the lunches – something they didn’t have to handle when students were there for only a half-day. “A lot of the concerns with the parents were about the lunch situation than them being here all day,” Gorham said. There was some nervousness before the start of the school year, Daigle and Gorham said, but the year so far has run so smoothly. Some

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Murphy votes against attack on Syria

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State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington) earned a 100 percent grade on votes taken in the state House of Representative during the 2013 General Assembly session. According to the Clerk of the House, the 2013 individual records reflect 423 votes or 100 percent cast by Zoni. “I was pleased to learn that I was present and voted on the votes taken in the house,” Zoni said. “While I strive to be on hand for all debates and votes, sometimes there are circumstances beyond any legislator’s control that prevents a vote, like an ill-

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy voted against President Obama’s plan to take military action against Syria and warned that such an attack could involve the U.S. in the civil war ”in a way that will be difficult to untangle.” The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-7 Wednesday, Sept. 4, in favor of a resolution authorizing Obama to order a ”limited and tailored” military attack ”against legitimate military targets in Syria.” Murphy, D-Conn., was one of two Democrats who joined with f ive Republicans to vote against the resolution; seven Democrats and three Republicans supported the measure. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., voted present. The resolution set a 90-day time limit for presidential action and specifically barred ground troops for combat. Those restrictions were pushed by committee members concerned that the original White House proposal was too open-ended. Another amendment sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tilted in the opposite direction and stated that one goal of a military strike was to bring ”decisive changes to the present military balance of power on the ground in Syria” in favor of the insurgents. The Senate committee vote was the first congressional test of Obama’s military authorization request. The full Senate is expected to take up the resolution after the lawmakers return next week from summer recess.

Rep. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, before the House Rules Committee. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) Later, Murphy issued a statement declaring that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against the people of Syria was ”a human rights atrocity and a blatant violation of international law.” “It’s impossible to see the horrific images of death and suffering in Syria and not feel compelled to act in some way.” But, Murphy continued, ”There is not always an American solution to every inSee Murphy / Page 21

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ness or a serious family matter. “I will continue to work to vote on all issues and hope no unforeZoni seen events prevent me from doing just that. I consider representing Southington an honor and being present to vote a responsibility that I take seriously.” Zoni is in his first term in the general assembly and serves on the aging, public health and finance, revenue and bonding committees. Submitted by legislative office of Dave Zoni

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We don’t need no stinkin’ doctors By Julie Sopchak

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The internet is a fantastic place. We can do so much on it from keeping up to the latest news, to keeping in touch with faraway friends at Sopchak the push of a button. We can even explore and diagnose our own symptoms with the pioneer website WebMD.com. I have health insurance, but why waste my time when I can simply look up my ailments online and prescribe my own treatment? We live in the technology age, so I’m going to take full advantage of that. I’ve had these itchy spots on my elbows for a few days now. Seems like a rash, but

it hasn’t spread. Maybe it’s just dry skin. Let’s see what WebMD says. Surely it will prescribe a simple solution like skin lotion. Alright, enter in basic info: female, 25-34 years old. Agree to privacy policy -- yada yada -- click on the elbow, type in “itching,” answer a few other questions to nail down specifics, and voila! Allergic reaction? Maybe. Contact dermatitis? Sounds kinda serious, but it’s just a fancy word for irritation or bad skin reaction. Scabies? Oh no, that sounds awful. Pinworms? What the heck are those? Alopecia? I’m going bald? But I’m only 26! I can’t go bald yet? Oh man, these are just getting worse... hidradenitis suppurativa? I have no idea what that is but it definitely doesn’t sound good. See Doctors / Page 21


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said. “But in a full day you can go deeper into each little thing you want to, not just touch on it briefly.” Though the summer committee’s planning was a helpful boost, teachers have still had to do more planning for their days. At the same time, kids are now given more choices on what they want to learn through activity centers like painting, blocks, and Play-Doh, among other things. “What we’re hoping to do is personalize learning in terms of what do [they] want to learn

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of chemical weapons by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing civil war there would cross ”a red line” that would merit a penalty in the form of military action. Kerry and Hagel said failure of the U.S. to act would embolden Iran, North Korea and terrorist groups to conclude that U.S. threats were mere empty rhetoric. Kerry said Assad’s forces used chemical weapons on Aug. 21 against insurgents, resulting in a death toll exceeding 1,400. Kerry made the same case Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Obama said last weekend that he would seek congressional approval of such a step, though he maintained that he could order military action even if Congress voted against authorization. Voting yes on the Foreign Relations Committee were Sens. Robert Menendez, D - N.J. , B a r ba ra B oxe r, D-Calif., Ben Cardin, D-Md., Jean Shaheen, D-N.H., Chris Coons, D-Del., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and McCain. Murphy and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., were the only Democrats opposing the measure; other ”no” votes came from Sens. James Risch, R-Idaho, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., did not respond to requests for comment about the committee’s action.

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Oh boy, WebMD is giving me a headache with all these “possible conditions.” Maybe I should check out what it says to do about this headache now. Ok so I typed in “headache” and will answer a few more quick questions. At least the process is speedy – no need for thoroughness, we live in an age of instantaneous gratification. Ok, acute sinusitis, nearsightedness, cluster headache…these all seem pretty basic. Let’s see what else could be going on here. Malocclusion? Sounds pretty big league. Sleep apnea? Sunburn…that’s an interesting one. Oh no, meningitis, WebMD says I could have meningitis. I’m probably going to die now. Fibromyalgia? That’s like torture! Maybe I’m having a

brain aneurysm? Goodness, I should start writing my will, shouldn’t I? Oh no, it’s lupus, I know it is. This mild, dull, virtually non-existent headache is like the cardinal symptom of lupus. I’m doomed, doomed I tell you! Now what’s this I’m experiencing? Breathing a little heavier, and this room feels like it’s 100 degrees now. Boy, are my palms sweaty. Well, I’m no doctor, but if I had to guess I’d say I’m having a pretty textbook panic/ anxiety attack – a mild one at best. Let me just confirm with WebMD so I can proceed on the proper track to restore my mental health. I’m not sure where to point on the body diagram for an anxiety attack, so

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I’ll check a list of overall symptoms, which includes “craving to eat ice, dirt, or paper.” I take back what I said earlier about not being thorough – WebMD clearly seems to have covered all the bases here. Ah, here we go, “anxiety.” I’ll just click on that and see what it says to do. Oh no, it only came up with one possibly condition: fibromyalgia! It’s come back from my earlier minor headache ailment and is now the cause of my anxiety as well! Oh man, this doesn’t look good for me. But what about my breathing? Just as I suspected, a pulmonary embolism. May as well just dig a hole and jump in. I mean, I had a good run, right? Thanks, WebMD!

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ternational crisis. For me, today’s vote was a close call, but in the end, I voted no because I believe that the downside risks of military action, both for U.S. interests and the Syrian people, outweigh the potential benefits.” There is ”little chance” that targeted air strikes would destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, he said, and may ”simply prompt another deadly reaction from Assad as well as the countries that finance his murderous regime.” The insertion of U.S. military power has the potential ”to further destabilize the nation and propel its descent into chaos,” he said. Murphy expressed concern that the resolution ”will involve us in the Syrian conflict in a way that will be difficult to untangle. We are naive to believe that our support for the opposition, or opposition to Assad, will end in a matter of months. Taking sides in this conflict will likely commit our country to an openended engagement, at an untold cost to both our reputation in the world and to American taxpayers.” He urged increased humanitarian aid to Syrians affected by the civil war and more diplomatic and economic pressure on the Assad regime. Committee approval came after Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the panel that U.S. credibility was on the line following Obama’s warning last year that any use

about,” Petracca said. Being a full day now, kids might be expected to get a bit exhausted, but on the contrary, teachers report that tiredness isn’t really a problem. Gorham and Daigle said the kids are given a 20 minute rest period, which shows to be enough to recharge their batteries. “Those concerns I think are gone even for the kids who’ve napped over the summer,” Daigle said. “They’re not napping here, they’re having great days here.”

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How to handle after-school hunger Prevent “ravenous” hunger Many kids come home starving because they haven’t eaten enough to fuel their day, says Angie Hasemann, Clinical Dietitian at the University of Virginia Children’s Fitness Clinic.

Making sure breakfast is a staple of your child’s morning routine sets them up for success. It can be as simple as granola and yogurt or as nontraditional as leftover veggie pizza on a wholewheat crust. Aim for a mix of protein (like dairy, eggs,

nuts), fiber (think fruits, veggies, and whole grains), and a little fat to keep them full. If you pack lunch, check if they’re getting too little food—or too much. Sometimes small children can be so overwhelmed by large portions that they don’t touch any of their lunch. As with breakfast, if you balance their meal with protein, fiber, and some fat, you can rest assured they’re getting the right mix of nutrients to meet their needs. Rule out thirst

Since thirst can masquerade as hunger, ensure they’re not confusing the two, advises Hasemann. Tuck a water bottle into their backpack and offer a cup when they get home. To encourage hydration, Hasemann suggests adding a bit of fun: kids give a toast before the family drinks their water or use silly-shaped straws. bes with berries inside. Quick prep. Slow snacking. When we eat slowly, we’re less likely to overeat. Some

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ilies have benefited from their services. In my opinion, they are an outstanding program.” Ten years ago Bread for Life started looking to run all of its services — which include a lunch program, food pantry and senior feeding program — out of a single facility. Bread for Life currently works out of five different locations, all of which are donated. At the Planning and

Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 3, a site plan application for a 3,200-sqaure-foot building was proposed for 296 Main St. to consolidate the five locations into one centralized area. “The dining facility and the kitchen facility that we have now are way too small for our needs currently, but we manage,” said Bill McDougall, Bread for Life board chairman. The kitchen is operated out of Masons Fellowship

Hall. About 35,000 meals were served to the community last year. The new one-and-a-half story building is slated to cost between $500,000 and $700,000 and would include a dining room, kitchen, food storage area and a conference room downstairs. Upstairs will have administrative space, McDougall said. The hope is to have it finished in a year. Bread for Life will be campaigning for private donations and seeking state and

federal grants to fund the project. “The minute after it gets its approval by Planning and Zoning we have a capital committee and campaign formed and ready to go …” McDougall said, “and we will go full blast.” In response to demand for more youth involvement, Bread for Life created Kids Who Care, a program made up of children under 16 that want to volunteer. Kids Who Care advisor and board member Amy Fontaine said she can’t wait for the building to come to fruition so close to two schools. “That was my initial reac-

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Plainville Rotary Club Meeting: Noon - 2:30 p.m. J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. meets Mondays. For information, call Guy Doyon, (860) 793-4113.

Cheshire potluck supper: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave. League of Women Voters has scheduled a potluck supper. Speaker is Alison Rivard, who will discuss public issues for the League of Women Voters of the State of Connecticut. For information, call Pat at (203) 272-3963.

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Roof repairs done at Memorial Park Repairs to the leaky roof on the Memorial Park bathhouse went smoothly, said Town Manager Garry Brumback, and the goal is to renovate the area. Repairs were needed to fix leaks that worsened during the heavy snow of last winter. Through the years there

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said. “Homes and lives could have been lost,” Wisner said. Southington fire Lt. Glenn Dube was also on the scene that night, and said the fire reached above the tree line, melting power lines and other wires. Dube said the fuses at the top of the utility poles might have gone out, and when that happens there

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Repairs were complete in the beginning of July and only took a few days to finish, Palmieri said, at a cost of $7,200. The committee heard an update on the repairs last week. One of the biggest concerns was safety. Brumback said the town wanted to keep the pool open during construction, but if it appeared to be unsafe for workers and patrons then it

would be closed. “We finished it and we were able to do it without closing the pool,” Brumback said. Brumback has said the cost of the larger renovations still has to be determined. The town will complete a cost-benefit analysis for the next fiscal year’s capital improvement plan. The Town Council has previously talked

is a very loud noise that can sound like a blast, which is why some residents reported hearing explosions and said transformers exploded. Dube said the situation involved a lot of luck, but also a lot of hard work. Nearby homes and businesses were evacuated, and Dube said for the most part, people were cooperative. “When you see a burning gas tanker, you don’t hang around,” Dube said. “They didn’t need a lot of convinc-

ing to head the other way.” Dube said the situation had the potential to be a massive environmental hazard, as well, if the fuel had gotten into the river that was right near the scene of the crash. Wisner said a small amount of fuel made it into the river, but the fire crews were able to use absorbent booms to

the incident was most likely soak it up. The damage to the road, more than $200,000, Wisner the electrical wires, the said. tanker truck and the stolen SUV was estimated to be around $170,000, Wisner said. Fire and police crews were on the scene for an extended time and fire departments from other towns sent crews, so the total cost of We have what

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about renovating the building but the high cost of including toilets compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act prevented plans from moving forward. “We don’t have a budget for anything set up yet so we want to do it responsibly and prioritize everything and see what’s needed first versus what can be delayed,” Palmieri said.

have been multiple repairs done to keep the bathhouse safe and functioning, but the town’s ultimate goal is to renovate the restroom area and the bathhouse. “We’re aware of other repairs that need to be done in the parks and this was a small piece of some other repairs,” said Chris Palmieri, a town councilor and member of the Public Works Committee.

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Thursday Sept. 19 Southington Cheshire open house: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St. has been scheduled. Learn about games, crafts, campouts, hikes and more for children aged three to 12. For information, call (860) 621-8194 or email saltwies@ sccymca.org. Plainville Open Bingo: 6:30 - 10 p.m. Veterans

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Friday Sept. 20 Southington art exhibit: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Gallery at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St. Southington resident Jane M. White will be showcasing her pastel and watercolor paintings. Her show “From My Perspective” will include watercolor house portraits. Call The Orchards at (860) 628-5656 for available viewing times. Berlin Girls Swimming: 3:30 - 6 p.m. Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. BHS vs. Plainville High School


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Aspiring to Knights on Broadway By Bryant Carpenter

That final act of 2012 informs the 2013 sequel with multiple themes. Ending a After a four-year absence, season with a loss always Southington football re- leaves a team, no matter how turned to the state playoff good, feeling it has something to prove. stage last season. Ending a season with a With the leading men the Blue Knights have com- loss and starting the next ing back, it’s unlikely they’ll year against the very same prove a one-hit wonder. They team bubbles the cauldron of might even linger longer in revenge. And playing what will the spotlight. That’s the aim, at any rate, arguably be your toughas the curtain opened for the est game of the regular sea2013 Blue Knights Thursday son right out of the gate also night, Sept. 12, in Glastonbury keeps the story from getting against the team that ended ahead of itself. Virtually every football their 2012 season. Quick synopsis: After team goes into a campaign running the regular-season claiming not to be looking table at 10-0, including a 28- beyond Week 1. Some are just 21 win over Glastonbury, blowing smoke. Not the Blue Southington fell to the Knights. “We have a very tough Tomahawks at home in the Class LL quarterfinals, 23-14. schedule. We have teams Special to The Citizen

Zach Maxwell runs his route during football practice at Southington High School Aug. 27.

that you can’t look ahead on. Look ahead, that’s when you get bit,” said Mike Drury, in his third year as Southington head coach. “Our focus is getting better each day. We’re not looking ahead to anything. We’re not looking ahead to the postseason, to Week 4, Week 5. We’re looking ahead to today’s practice, keeping it in the back of our heads what’s to come.” Here’s what is in the back of Southington’s collective head: Snaring a state championship that has proven elusive for a talented and ballyhooed cast of seniors that, as eighth-graders, played and lost a state youth final in 2009. Some of those players cracked Southington’s varsity lineup as sophomores. The quarterback, Stephen Barmore, started multiple games as a freshman. Barmore has already committed to Yale. Teammates such as fellow senior captains Zach Maxwell and Tyler Hyde aren’t too far behind in sifting through offers. Their future is remarkably bright. For now, the present play is the thing. “The difference between last year and this year is not only do we have high expectations of ourselves, but the community and, I think, the state, all have high expecta-

tions of what we’re going to do,” said Barmore. “Honestly, as a team, we have everything to prove to the state and anyone who still doubts us.” The Blue Knights know they’ll be playing before packed houses. Cynics and certainly all opponents will want to see them sweat in the footlights. “Pressure’s always a good thing,” remarked senior Tyler Hyde, a running back and outside linebacker. “It’s good to prove people who doubt us wrong, especially after last year with a huge 10-0 season. Hopefully, we live up to our expectations for the season.” Bear in mind Southington did suffer deep losses from

a year ago. A dozen senior starters graduated, led by lineman Travis Clark (WPI) and linebackers Nick Spitz (Salve Regina) and Justin Rose (Avon Old Farms). There’s more. Running back Jarrid Grimmett, who led the team in rushing last year as a junior, left the team. Slot receiver Connor John, who established himself as a starter last season as a sophomore, moved out of state. But at a school as large as Southington, in a program as established and time-honored as Southington football, the Blue Knights never lack for understudies ready to move up the playbill. “We have a lot of good sophomores coming up that are going to be juniors this year — probably half of our defense is the upcoming sophomores and they’re really solid players. I can’t wait to play with them,” said Maxwell, a returning AllState defensive end. “We suffered a lot (of graduation losses), but I’m really confident in the guys we have coming up.” OFFENSE With Barmore, All-State a year ago, the O is in proven hands. Last season, he threw for 2,010 yards and 18 touchdowns, ran for 424 and scored 13. He did lose all but one of See Knights / Page 30

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his four starting receivers. Anthony Bonefant (46-678) and Corbin Garry (37-647) weren’t big, but they could stretch the field. Connor John (28-326) was a big target out of the slot. The Blue Knight simply reload. Maxwell, his younger brother Matt Maxwell, a junior, and sophomore Jasen Rose join returning starter Alex Jamele (18-223) in the slot. Senior Joe Daigle and junior Kyle Borawski lead the wide-outs. “In passing leagues we’ve done as good, if not better, than last year,” Barmore said

of this year’s receiving corps. In the backfield, the Blue Knights lose 860 yards and 12 touchdowns with Grimmett’s departure, but have a solid back in Hyde, who averaged better than six yards a carry in gaining 342 yards last year. The big key will be up front, where the Blue Knights graduated three starters — Clark and fellow captains Travis Daly and Josh Irizzary. Jim Nardi, a junior center last year, is now a senior captain and left tackle. Senior Carlos Gil, who moved into the starting lineup midway through last season, is at right tackle. Between them are first-year starters. Seniors John Rauch and Joe D’Agostino will rotate

at right guard. Junior Norm MacDonald is the left guard. Senior Sal Conti centers. “These kids, they worked harder than any line I’ve ever seen,” Drury said. “They know. We told them they have a big responsibility in being an offensive lineman.” Indeed. Like any good stage show, it all starts with good lines and blocking. DEFENSE Southington lost the majority of its starting unit. It will retool around Zach Maxwell at defensive end, senior Zack Jamele at inside lineOffensive lineman Jim Nardi, right, throws a block.

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and Alex Jamele will split time. (Barmore saw some part-time work in the secondary last year.) The corners are all rookies: senior Mike Lang and juniors Zach Bylykbashi and Peter Majchrzak. Some interceptions from those guys, particularly the latter two, will certainly be a challenge for headline writers. Such is the challenge of trying to craft a perfect script. The Blue Knights did it last year. Then came the playoffs. Now the story resumes where it left off, only the page is blank. “Like I told the kids, we haven’t done anything yet,” Drury said. “This class, they were a really strong supporting cast to a strong senior class that had a great season. I told them, ‘This is their year; they’re going to leave their stamp at Southington High School for the 2013 season.’ “But we’re 0-0. We haven’t won a game; we haven’t done anything. We have put in all the preparation, though. These kids have worked hard and they have specific team goals that they want to accomplish.”

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Recent products of the Southington volleyball program are proving their mettle on the college courts. Corinne Horanzy, only a freshman, has earned a role in the starting lineup at the University of Hartford, while junior Elsie Bernaiche is the defensive specialist at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Horanzy, an outside hitter, had a match-high 16 kills in Hartford’s 3-0 win

time. Up in Waltham, Bernaiche and Brandeis stand at 3-4. Bernaiche had double-digit digs in each match of the invitational Brandeis hosted this past weekend. She has 132 digs for the season, an average of nearly 19 a match. Horanzy Bernaiche FOOTBALL o v e r U M a s s - L owe l l a t Sacred Heart is off to a Volley in the Valley, a tour- 2-0 start following a dranament hosted by Marist matic 26-24 win Saturday, College this past weekend Sept. 7, at Lafayette. Down in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. by one point, the Pioneers Horanzy has 65 kills and engineered an 11-play, 5459 digs for the season. The yard drive to set up freshHawks were 2-6 at press man Alec Finney for a

42-yard field goal as time expired. Ju n i o r w i d e re ce ive r Tyler Dube of Southington caught three passes on that game-winning drive, which was kept alive when a roughing-the-passer call erased a Lafayette interception. For the game, Dube had seven receptions for 88 yards, including a 40-yarder. Big win in Week 2 as well for Fordham, which knocked off Villanova 27-24 in the Bronx. Villanova was ranked No. 8 in the FCS. Wallingford native Brett

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With major graduation losses and quality in the CCC West on the rise, Southington will be tested to maintain the upper hand. But that’s the way coach Rich Heitz likes it. Teams tested throughout the regular season usually compete more effectively in the postseason. First-team All-Staters Corinne Horanzy and Danielle Kaminsky have moved on. Horanzy, an outside hitter, is playing at the University of Hartford. Kaminsky, whom Heitz said is the best setter he’s had in his 12 years with the Lady Knights, is an impact player at Western Connecticut. Filling their sneakers will prove challenging, but Heitz has encountered reconstruc-

tion before. “We’re a very young team, the youngest I’ve had,” he said. “I don’t like to say we’re rebuilding; we’re going to try and reload. We’ll have a lot of new faces, but we’ll bring the brand of volleyball we’ve developed and compete.” Morgan McCarthy looms as Kaminsky’s successor. Caroline Barry and Maryssa Romano are expected to emerge as leaders in the front row. Allison McCormick has to overcome injuries that virtually cost her last season to bolster the defense. “She suffered a significant

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Knights not looking in the rearview Boys soccer preview A first glance makes it easy to characterize the last two seasons as two of the worst in the long, proud history of Southington soccer. Consecutive years failing to qualify for the Class LL tournament may be a reflection on the Blue Knights’ basic shortcomings to a certain extent, but the shifting winds in the CCC divisional structure have taken their toll. The days of playing Platt, Maloney and Bulkeley every year like they did in the old CCC South are gone.

The Knights went to the largeschool CCC North in 2006, but three years later were regrouped in a remodeled CCC West with the likes of Farmington, Simsbury, Hall and Conard. They’ve discovered it will take a more determined effort to reach even modest goals. An injury to the starting goalkeeper didn’t help. Coach Dave Yanosy was forced to bring in a junior varsity player. “That put us in a tough spot. Brian Topper did a nice job, but in our conference and division, it was a lot to ask,” Yanosy said.

“The league was very good and we definitely took our lumps. It made for a difficult year, but we’re looking forward.” Yanosy began by fortifying his central midfield by moving in his most physical players from the front and back. Dan Connolly was moved from defense and Jared DeFeo from forward. “(DeFeo and Connolly are) gifted in the air,” Yanosy said. “They will be looked upon to provide leadership.” The scoring responsibility falls to capable senior Sean Conway. “He has many colleges interested,”

Yanosy said. “He’s a speedy, strong forward who has the ability to put up some big numbers this year.” Alex Queen, number one is his class academically, anchors the defense. “He’s an intelligent, technical player who will make the important decisions in the back,” Yanosy said. All the usual suspects stand in the way as the Knights formulate their quest for postseason qualification. “The league as a whole is strong from top to bottom,” Yanosy said. “You have to run the gauntlet.” --Ken Lipshez

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gains from our rookies as well as from our veterans. Ultimately, we sent 11 perSouthington is coming formances into the LL state off of a winning season at meet last year that culminated in yet another school 6-5-1. “Last year, the Lady record.” Southington graduated Knights continued to expand as a program and a strong 2012 class, but has did so with a tremendous plenty of reinforcements. “This year the team conamount of success, both as a team and individu- tinues to expand in terms of ally,” Southington coach numbers and talent,” Tuttle Evan Tuttle remarked. “We witnessed incredible See Swimming / Page 33

They’re always a formidable opponent, so it will definitely be a test. The girls are rising to that test.” Luddy said there are holes The excitement around the field hockey program is pal- to fill in goal and the midfield. pable with the new turf field. Valerie Szmurlo and Natalie “This is going to be our Liquindolfi are vying for time first full year on turf and in the net. Returning starters we’re just thrilled being able Lauren Zazzaro and Jessica to practice on it and know- Lee are being counted on to ing our games will be there,” control the midfield. “To have Lauren and Jess coach Erin Luddy said. “The girls are excited about the returning as midfielders to season, and we start off with direct traffic and keep us ora heavy hitter – Glastonbury. ganized is a huge deal and I’m

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A business specializing in senior housing is looking to have text amendments made to the Housing Opportunity District’s zoning regulations to provide more elderly and affordable housing in town,

according to acting Town Planner Dave Lavallee. Changes would help to “provide more housing opportunities to people 62 and older,” Lavallee said. Sev Bovino, a planner with Kratzert Jones & Associates in Milldale, represented Lancaster Land LP at a re-

cent Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and relayed the proposed additions to the zoning regulations. Bovino has not released what area of town the company is targeting for the homes. Proposed amendments include allowing a project within 1,500 feet of Interstate

84. The lot would have to be 10 acres or greater and must be “between a residential and non-residentially zoned parcel not less than one mile from the town line,” Lavallee said. Thirty percent of the homes would have to be designated as affordable. “Many steps have to be

taken before this change can be made,” Bovino said during the meeting. Southington is 7 percent below the state goal for affordable housing. The state asks that 10 percent of housing in town is classified as affordSee Developer / Page 34

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not for the better.” Kristen Keska, of 149 Wonx Spring Road, has been sending out emails to residents of Wonx Spring Road and surrounding areas to inform them of meetings and developments with the project. Dozens of residents have continued to show up for the

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More than 30 people filled the Municipal Center’s public assembly room during the Conservation Commission meeting Thursday night, Sept. 5, for another public hearing on an application to disturb 3,185-square-feet of wetlands on Wonx Spring Road. The application is to build a stormwater management system and road. Five residents of Wonx Spring Road spoke against the application and were worried about the impact the project would have on their property values, health, and everyday life. No one spoke in favor. Stephen Giudice of the Harry E. Cole & Son engineering firm representing the application, was not in attendance. Wonx Spring Road resident Kathy Laforest asked commission members what it would be like to have a factory built right behind their

house and said the only reason for the project is due to “greed and money.” “The last time I spoke here I was quite emotional and it’s hard for me not to be,” said Laforest who has lived in her home on 160 Wonx Spring Road for the past 33 years. “What can happen to us is

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able. Town officials had said the growing senior population and the state’s high cost of living are the reason the town is under the average. During a public hearing on the proposal at a commission meeting on June 18 some residents were concerned about the number of text amendments proposed because the company has yet to say where in town the development would be located. There were also concerns about a lack of parking for future tenants. Others said they were in favor of additional senior housing in general. These kinds of requests are not unusual, said commissioner James Sinclair, and happen several times a year. Usually when applicants come

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with a text amendment, “they have a plan in mind,” Sinclair said. “What he’s doing is a text amendment so he can apply to more than one parcel,” Sinclair said. “He’s looking to change the regulations themselves to allow for senior housing with an affordable element.” Commission Vice Chairman Paul Chaplinsky said it’s an opportunity from the applicant’s perspective to improve the town’s regulations so that more lots the company is interested in can be “conformed to their regulations.” “They’re following a standard process,” he said. A public hearing on the matter is still open and will be continued at the next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Because the hearing is still open, commissioners declined to voice their opinions on the proposed amendments.

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Paving MENTION everything at &our Market-IF YOU JUNK REMOVAL MORE! THIS AD We remove Furniture, Appliplace. ances, And Entire contents Yard Clean-Ups of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Brush, Branches, Leaves Attics, Basements, Garages storm damage & more. **Fall Yard Clean**JUNK REMOVAL** ups.** FREE ESTIMATES*LIC Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, & INS. 203-535-9817 or Debris, etc 860-575-8218 WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item Find your dream removed! home in Marketplace. FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More RJ LARESE Landscaping No Job too Big/Small We Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Do it All 203-935-7208 Fall Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782

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CARL’S Plumbing & Heating 20% Sr Citizen Discount. 203 272-1730 Cell 860 6802395 Frontline Plumbing. One man company, fair price quote. Top quality installations & repairs. Plumbing, heating, fire sprinklers. Fully lic & ins. 203 213-0691

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We Weed Gardens Norm the Gardener Where Gardening’s a Passion (203) 265-1460

COSTAS Landscaping. Tree removal, chipper work, climbing, patios, comm/resid mowing mulch, stone, more. Free scrap removal. CT Reg #635676. 860-729-2971 or 860-358-9696.

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(203) 238-1953 Help Wanted 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

Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace. HVAC SERVICE TECH To service oil, gas and AC Comm/Res. Cheshire, CT Call 203 627-2230 MECHANIC, Full time. Experience in installation of truck bodies, hydraulics and related equipment. Welding a plus. Apply in person 4 Barker Dr, Wallingford. NE Truck Equipment, top pay and benefits. Occupational Therapist Part time OTR/L, 24 hrs/wk at Easter Seals in Birth to Three program. Provide home-based services working with infants, toddlers and families, using trans disciplinary approach in northern Middlesex county and greater Hartford region. Excellent salary and comprehensive benefit package. CT license. Contact: Sabrina Crowe (860) 884-6716. E-Mail resumes to scrowe@eswct. com. EOE

Part Time driver with 4 door sedan to make local deliveries. Retirees welcome. Call 203-815-8761 PHARMACY Clerk: Wknds 8-2:30 & 2:30-9. Apply in person Hancock Pharmacy, 840 East Main St, Meriden 203 235-6323

ROOFERS/ShinglERS Wanted. Must have experience. Full time position. Own transportation a must. 203-879-7551. SE necesitan roofer. Con experiencia. Tiempo completo. Y su propia trasportacion. 203-879-7551 TEACHING POSITION (Long-term Substitutes) Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2013/14 long-term high school substitute teaching positions: Family/Consumer Science; World Language (Spanish). Positions are approximately for 6 weeks. Please fax resume and certification to (203) 949-6551. Tree Professional needed. Reliable & experienced with valid CDL. Great pay. Call 203-272-4216. Van Driver needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. P/T weekdays and evenings. Licenses needed: CDL with a B class, and endorsements of P & S or P & V. Public Service License also accepted. Retirees welcome. Please fax resume to 860-628-6444, send resume to the above address, or stop by to fill out an application. WRAPPER Needed for foam products that require tapes. Drawing and math comprehension is necessary. Attention to detail and product marketing is essential. Part time. Durham. 860-349-8988.

Apartments For Rent CHESHIRE - 4 ROOMS Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. Incl Heat. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. Lease. $1200/Mo. Call 203-393-1117 KENSINGTON 1st FL 1BD Apartment References, 1st & Last Security Deposit No smoking. No pets For Addt’l info, call 860-628-4907 Or 860-621-5955 MERIDEN. Sunset views of Castle Craig. 1 BR, West side. New carpet & floors. Off st parking. H & HW. Owner on premises. $650 + sec & refs. 203-272-4279.

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MERIDEN 1, 2, 3, & 4 BRs Starting at $580. W. Side. Sec & Refs a must! No Pets. Sec 8 Appr. 1st Mo. FREE! 203 600-5105

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1st Floor. MUST SEE! 5 RMs, Bathroom. Eat-In Kitchen, Hdwd Flrs. 2 Porches, WD Hookup Off-Street Parking Heat, HW and Trash Pickup Included $1350. 203-464-1847

RAP A PONY FARM Wallingford. Family horses for lease or sale. English/Western. By week or month. Call for prices/ times. 203-265-3596.

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Available Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203 935-6224 or Niki 203 992-5605 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Fl. All New. $800/month plus sec. Off street parking. WD hookup. Call 203 515-2927 MERIDEN 2 BR, 5 Rooms. 3rd Fl. Stove & Refrigerator included. Off Street Parking. No Pets. Utilities not incl. $775. 203 605-5691 Meriden 2BR, 5 RMs. Completely Remodeled, W/D Hookup, Deck, Off-St Parking. Sec. 8 Approved $950/ mo+sec. 203 980-0215 MERIDEN 2 BRs Heat & hot water included. Off street parking. $900/mo. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 5 BR, 2 Baths LR & Kitchen 21 Madison Avenue $1,500/month 203 565-4719 MERIDEN ATKINS ST. 1 bedroom apt. $625/month negotiable. Section 8 OK. Large backyard, off street parking. 203-494-5732 MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utils & fridge incl. Share kitchen/bath. $115 per week + sec. MERIDEN Clean 1 Rm Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Cottage St. 2-3 BRs. Unique. 2 Flrs. Off St. Parking. No pets. Sec. $1000/mo. 203 715-5488 MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR. $800/month Sec & Refs. 1st Fl. H & HW incl. Call Andrea Maier Property Mgmt. 203 235-1000 MERIDEN- Newly Remodeled Large 2BRs, 1st flr, in 2 fam house. Off st parking, WD hookups, Hdwd floors. Prescott St. (203) 634-6550 SOUTHINGTON 1 BR 2nd Fl. Dead End. WD Hookup, Lg Yard, No Dogs. 1st, Last, Sec. $775. 860 620-2133 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Apts Very nice-updated. WD hookups, off St parking. $1000$1200/Mo. Refs, Good credit req. 203 605-2005

WALLINGFORD 2BR Very Neat. Very Clean. Applis, Laundry Hkups, Off St Parking. No Pets/Smoking. 1 Yr Lease. $900. 203 631-5219 WLFD. Garage- North Main St. Close to center of town. Good area. $100/month. Sec. dep. req’d. Available now. 203-269-1426.

Rooms For Rent North Haven Meadowstone Motel Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/ Daily/ Wkly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

Stores & Offices for Rent WALLINGFORD HAIR DRESSING STUDIO Approx 560 SF 5 Meadow St. $550/mo Call (203) 376-2160

Pets For Sale HORSE CARE NEEDED AM/PM In exchange for riding, etc. Exp preferred, but will train. Please call 203-213-8833 Meriden and Wallingford Veterinary associates now offers wellness care packages. from puppies to kittens, that can include spay and neuters, to senior plans that can include dentals. Packages are discounted from regular fees and monthly payments are set up. call us with more information on this great deal. 203-634-1333 YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahua, Bostons, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Huskies, Schnoodles, American Staffordshire Terrier Bulldogs, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150 plus. Call (860) 930-4001

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cushion, blue & white checked couch, 6’, pristine cond. $300. Oak platform rocker, blue & white checked, $75. 860-828-9596

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony Street Wallingford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Summer Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30-5 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun Closed DINETTE SET 4x6 Golden Maple Table with Tile Inlay, Including 6 X-Back Chairs. Excellent Condition. $350. 860 877-1540 Southington.

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Miscellaneous For Sale FREE Horse Manure Call Mike 203-599-8915 FREE TRAMPOLINE With Side Nets. You Take Away. (203) 238-0232

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace. Wood / Fuel & Heating Equip All Nighter wood stove, 27”, used only 3 times. Like New. $400. 860-828-6099

EARLY SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden. Mike 203 631-2211 New 33 Ton Splitter, 2 Way Split, Tow, Honda Motor, TroyBilt, $2800 New; $2000 or best offer. Come Run it. Mike 203-631-2211

Antiques & Collectibles

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

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431 SECOND GENERATION Buys Napier items, costume jewelry, musical instruments, silver, estates & Winchester. 203-639-1002 TIRED OF LOOKING AT THAT JUNK? Unwanted Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles Paying Cash for Them 203 630-2510

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

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ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS Jewelry 72”, Flowered w/ 203-237-6575 background, $100.

MAPLE dinette set, table, 4 chairs, 2 leaves. Asking $70 or best offer. Call 203237-6497

SOFA, beige Coffee table w/2 matching end tables, $100. Beige rocker/recliner $50. $225 for full pkg. 203-265-0265.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE CONSIGNMENT Furniture, Home Goods Appliances And Much More 95 Main Street South Meriden CT 203-440-3604 Mention this ad get 25% off your purchase.

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

Miscellaneous For Sale DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-908-5380

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Wanted to Buy 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 ANYTHING OLD WE BUY! (Call Us) FRANK’S (203) 284-3786

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