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Volume 9, Number 16

Southington’s Hometown Newspaper

Friday, April 18, 2014

Emotion marks Erardi’s last board meeting


By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

The words “thank you” echoed through the Municipal Center April 10, on School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr.’s last Board of Education meeting. Residents, teachers, administrators, school board members and others said goodbye to Erardi. His last day was April 11. School board Chairman The Southington Jaycee Easter Egg Hunt was held April 12 at Jaycee Park. Brian Goralski presented Some 10,000 Easter eggs were spread around the park for the event, which included a visit from the Easter Bunny. Erardi with a Certificate of Food donations were collected for the Southington Social Services Food Pantry. | Photo by Stephen Cieslewski Excellence. Erardi was given a standing ovation by a full house in the assembly room as Goralski handed Erardi the certificate and they embraced. The Certificate of Excellence was something Erardi had By E. Richard Fortunato surer and secretary of the recognition of a lifetime of Salvation Army and other brought to the board when Special to The Citizen causes. he started as superintendent, service to Southington.” Calvanese Foundation. Bread for Life Executive Goralski explained. Reinhard’s service has inReinhard also received Erardi took a position as At the Southington Elks congratulatory proclama- cluded membership on the Director Eldon Hafford spoke Lodge 1669’s annual awards tions from the Connecticut Boards of the YMCA, STEPS, for many when he thanked superintendent with the Newtown school district. dinner March 29, Elks officers General Assembly and the and Bread For Life. Also Reinhard for her efforts. “This past year,” Hafford He was superintendent in presented their Southington Southington Town Council, noted were her years of perCitizen of the Year Award to presented and read by coun- sonal service to Southington Kathryn C. Reinhard, trea- cil member Vicky Triano, “in Community Services, the See Elks / Page 2 See Erardi / Page 4

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Southington for s eve n ye a rs . A ss i s ta n t The Kiwanis Easter Egg tivities and a visit from the Superintendent Karen Smith Hunt will take place Saturday, Easter Bunny. Non-perishable will serve as interim superApril 19, 12 p.m., at South food items will be collected intendent until the school End Elementary School, 209 for Community Services. For board hires another leader. Deckert Drive.From 11 a.m. more information, call Gail, Before the meeting started, to noon, there will be ac- (860) 621-0233. Erardi was greeted by many who thanked him for his time in the district and wished him well in his new endeavors. During public communications, many also took the time to say “thank you” to Erardi. 30 Varieties of Muffins Baked Fresh Daily “I don’t know if I can DAILY get through this,” said Bob Bagels SPECIAL Brown, president of the Scones Muffin Or teachers association. “On beBagel half of the teachers and stuCookies With Butter & Gourmet Coffee dents in Southington, thank Brownies $ 80 you.” Turnovers Brown mentioned Erardi was the fourth superintendent he’s worked for. Brown is a teacher at the high school. “There is simply no comparison,” Brown said, leaning 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Milldale, CT 06467 on the podium. “You are terNext to Grace’s Diner Tel: 860-628-7700 • Fax: 860-628-7755 rific. My respect for you goes Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 6 am - 1:30 pm, Sat. & Sun. 7:00 am - 12:00 pm far beyond any words that can be written.” 78312R



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Next was Jim Quinn, the principal at South End School who was there on behalf of the school’s administration. “It’s my great privilege to say thank you,” Quinn said. “Thank you for all that you’ve provided to our children and our schools.” Town councilors Mike Riccio and Tom Lombardi also came to say their goodbyes. “We’re both here to say thank you,” Riccio, the council chairman said. “It’s an honor to be here this evening. Dr. Erardi, you’ve molded our children into global and critical thinkers.” Board members also were sad to see Erardi go. Patricia Queen, a board member, recalled a time


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when she was on a Parent Teacher Organization and heard Erardi speak where he said “stand tall for children.” “I think he inspires us all to do that,” Queen said. “It’s been a great pleasure to have served with you,” Goralski said. “We wish you nothing but the best. We know you’ll make Newtown as proud as you made us. Please keep in touch.” “It’s truly been my privilege to be your superintendent of schools,” Erardi said. Erardi planned to visit all 11 schools to say his goodbyes April 11.


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No town escapes: Tax bills going up everywhere By Dan Brechlin

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Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Che shire homeowners could all see their tax bills increase more than $100 in the next fiscal year. Local leaders have proposed rate increases, blaming them on increased health benefit costs, union-negotiated contracts, or a combination of both. While each municipality has its own set of circumstances, it is likely that owners of the average single-family house in each town will see an increase of about $100. In Meriden, City Manager Lawrence J. Kendzior pro-

posed a tax rate increase of 0.85 mills, which equates to a $102 increase for the owner of a median value single-family house. One mill is equal to $1 of tax for each $1,000 of assessed property value. Last year, city residents saw an average tax increase of $29.58. Meriden’s median value single-family house is $170,000. By pre-funding health care and workers’ compensation costs, effectively reducing them in the current fiscal year, Kendzior said both items will be fully funded in the 2014-15 fiscal year. There was also a rise in serious illnesses, which caused a significant increase in the cost of health benefits, Kendzior said.


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capital expenses, including new trucks, culverts and improvements to parks. Last year, the Town Council approved a spending plan that lowered the tax rate, but Brumback’s plan this year would increase it 0.9 mills from 27.46. “We are being mindful of the economy, but the residents have spoken,” Brumback said, noting they want to see capital improvements. “I do believe the economy is starting to bounce back and while it’s not a full bounce-back, we can no longer defer some of these capital improvements.” Southington last went through a property revaluation in 2012. Wallingford Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. painted an ominous picture during his budget proposal last week. Dickinson called for a spending increase of nearly 3 percent, which would raise the tax rate by 0.54 mills. For the average homeowner, it would mean a tax increase of $103. In Wallingford, the average


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Intersection project still in planning stage By Jesse Buchanan Special to The Citizen

State plans to reconstruct the intersection of Route 10, Route 322 and Old Turnpike Road are expected to begin next year after planning delays pushed back the schedule. The state Department of

Transportation plans to remake the awkward junction of three major roads in the south of town and replace them with a right-angle intersection with a traffic light. When considering the replacement of the bridge that carries Route 10 over Route 322, department officials realized it would be better to



replace the intersection entirely. Intersections will be constructed so that all the roads are on the same grade. Kevin Nursick, a spokesman for the department, said the current set-up is “not an optimal design scenario.” The work is scheduled to be complete in 2016, Nursick said. The project is expected to cost $9.2 million. Work is being conducted entirely by the state. Nursick said the plan was changed to require the state to buy fewer properties, causing a delay in the time-

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Calvanese receives top chamber award By Farrah Duffany

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For years Joe Calvanese and his family have been serving the town through the Calvanese Foundation and the family business, the Aqua Turf Club. The Southington Chamber of Commerce has decided to honor Calvanese by naming him the Riccio Brothers “Business Person of the Year” during the chamber’s 76th annual dinner and meeting at the end of April, 2014. “It’s a great honor,” said Calvanese, co-owner of the

Aqua Turf Club, which his parents started in the 1960s. “It’s hard to accept it by myself... I’ve got the best employees around.” The award is presented each year in honor of the late Ralph and Vito Riccio. The twin brothers owned a men’s clothing store in town for more than three decades. The Aqua Turf Club hosts hundreds of fundraisers each year for local organizations, sometimes at no cost. Calvanese “does a lot of things behind the scenes,” said Chamber President Art Secondo.

Calvanese said his sisters and nieces deserve credit for the fundraisers. “We all work together to accomplish what we have,” Calvanese said. “You’re only as good as your team.” Calvanese is also the president of the Joe & Kay Calvanese Foundation, which raises money for local nonprofit organizations. Nearly $50,000 was raised at the 16th annual foundation gala on April 5. “I think he’s simply been a great guy and great supporter of the town and all the stuff he does helps the town by

way of employment and tax base and the charity side,” said Jim Garstang, chairman of the annual dinner. Also being recognized at the dinner on Saturday, April 26 is Kathy Rickard, the coowner of CompuMail a printing, marketing, and mailing company. She will be honored with the Gail DePaolo Community Service Award. Mark Fazzolari, who is a volunteer with Community Services, will be recognized with the Ann Hauver Employee of the Year Award. School Superintendent

Joseph V. Erardi Jr., and town councilors Michael Ricco (the son of Ralph Riccio) and John Barry will also be recognized. Denise Roy will be honored as the Chamber Woman of the Year for her dedication to community affairs and involvement in the Chamber Women’s Group. “It’s a great award for me because I still say we live in the greatest little town of the state of Connecticut and the country,” Calvanese said. “Southington is a great town where everyone comes together to help each other.”

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Bradley Memorial hospital plans to close in-patient unit By Farrah Duffany and Jesse Buchanan

a year. Until the hospital gets state Special to The Citizen approval, the number of inpatient beds will be reduced to Officials at the Bradley 15, according to a memo sent M e m o r i a l C a m p u s o f to Bradley employees April the Hospital of Central 8 by Hartford HealthCare Connecticut are planning to Senior Vice President Lucille close the inpatient unit, a pro- Janatka. “Hospital leadership is cess they expect to take about

with MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Janatka cited declining use of the inpatient unit as the reason for the closure. But Barbara Simonetta, president of Connecticut Health Care Associates, which represents hospital workers, said the hospital has moved services needed by the unit, such as the

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s p o k e swo m a n Re b e c c a Stewart. Bradley has an average of 15 occupied beds, she said. Stewart said the inpatient decline is nationwide and affects smaller hospitals “more profoundly.” To w n C o u n c i l V i c e Chairwoman Cheryl Lounsbury said she and Town Manager Garry Brumback talked with hospital officials last week about the future of the Bradley Memorial Campus. According to Lounsbury, she said the hospital will not close the emergency room. “They’ll close the inpatient unit so they don’t have three or four people in beds; you can’t afford to keep that open,” Lounsbury said. “But they will use Bradley and specialize in another kind of medical facility. They’ve talked about ear, nose and throat, orthopedics, a geriatrics center, but I don’t think they’ve decided what it will be yet.”



Town officials said they in town. At that time, Della quashed the rumor. were disappointed with the Vecchia said the committee closure, but Brumback said approached the hospital then See Hospital / Page 23 the town is working closely with the hospital on its future. “I guess if there’s a silver lining, they are aggressively trying to find ways to keep Bradley open and operational,” Brumback said. “While we wish there was a way to keep inpatient service available, the greater goal is to make sure that Bradley itself stays open. We have committed to (Janatka) that we’re willing to do anything in our power to help do that.” Last year there was a rumor going around town that the hospital was closing, said Bill Della Vecchia, a member of the Emergency Medical Services Committee


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Council approves energy efficiency work By Jesse Buchanan Special to The Citizen

The Town Council unanimously approved a $13 million energy efficiency plan Monday that councilors say will be paid for by energy savings over the next 14 years. The council’s six Republicans councilors approved the contract with Noresco and a loan from Bank of America. All three Democratic councilors were absent. Noresco will oversee the plan. Work will be done at municipal and Board of

Education buildings as well as on streetlights, which will be changed to LED lights. Projects range from added insulation and weather stripping to replacing heating and cooling systems at the high school. Town Manager Garry Brumback said overall the projects pay for themselves in less than 15 years. Some of the individual projects have shorter timeframes while others, such as the heating and cooling system replacements, will take as long as 60 years to recoup costs.

“We are taking energy conservation very, very seriously... ” Annette Turnquist, assistant town engineer

John Kauppinen, Noresco senior account executive, said the energy cost savings are guaranteed. At first, those savings pay for the cost of the upgrades but after payoff they reduce the town’s utility bills. “After the contract you reap the financial benefits

of the continued savings,” Kauppinen said. Councilor Stephanie Urillo questioned whether more efficient technologies might reduce the payback time of the some of the work. Brumback said that projects that are quickly paid off help generate savings that will fund more expensive improvements. “All put together, some of the shorter-term paybacks help pay for some of the longer-term paybacks,” he said. Assistant Town Engineer Annette Turnquist said work

is scheduled to begin this summer. Improvements to schools will be completed during summer break. “We’ll have a few things going on simultaneously,” she said. Work will likely be completed next spring, according to Kauppinen. “We are taking energy conservation very, very seriously in town,” said Council Chairman Michael Riccio. The town received a 2 .9 percent l oan from Bank of America for the improvements.


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State off icials say it doesn’t count, but town officials argue that expanded bus connections to the New Britain-Hartford busway next year should mean local access to state bus services for the disabled. “Paratransit” is a federal requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act, providing alternative transportation to people unable to use buses. Abby St. Peter, an

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Former teacher to lead education foundation By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Retired teacher Jan Galati has been named the next chairwoman of the Southington Education Foundation. Galati previously served on the foundation’s executive board and as secretary and vice chairwoman. She succeeds Dawn Miceli, who held the position for two years. “This fits my values, having been a teacher, as well as my interest in service,” Galati said. The foundation is a non-profit organization that helps raise money for school programs. Since it started five years ago, the foundation has given out $130,000. Galati retired in 2011 after working for 25 years as a special education teacher at the high school. Before that she worked as an elementary school teacher in Middletown. While Galati was teaching at the high school, she worked closely with Nancy Chiero, a special education teacher and transition coordinator. Galati “is one amazing woman, very thoughtful,” Chiero said. “When she sets her mind to something, she doesn’t leave one stone unturned. She’s a doer, she’s a mover, she’s a



ing the work of past presidents and volunteers. “I’ll use the chairmanship as an opportunity to learn more about our community.” Miceli said she has no doubt that Galati will give her all to the foundation. “With her passion for education, I don’t think you need any other words of encouragement,” Miceli said. Alan DeBisschop, foundation treasurer, has worked with Galati the past five years. “I just complimented her on the running of the first meeting as president,” DeBisschop said. “She is a very calm person. She is very knowledgeable and she is spending a lot of time getting caught up on the particulars.” For the past 40 years Galati and her husband Bob Galati have lived in Southington. She has two sons, Michael Galati, Jan Galati, of Southington, was recently picked as the next Southington Education Foundation chairperson. | Dave Zajac / Special to The Citizen 38, and Matthew, 34. When her boys went off to school she became more involved in the community. She was a member of the Kelley shaker, and she gets things done.” donations and reevaluate with an eye School Parent-Teacher Organization Galati said she hopes to form new toward improvements. partnerships, continue to publicize “We have an unbelievable base and helped with the Knights basketthe foundation’s mission, increase right here,” Galati said mention- ball booster club.


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Southington Church Services Central Baptist Church, 1505 West St., Sunday – 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. service; Sunday school - 9:30 a.m.,; Wednesday – 7 p.m. service. (860) 621-6701. Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., Sunday worship – 11 a.m.; Sunday school up to the sixth grade - 11 a.m.; adult Bible school - 9:45 a.m. (860) 628-8147. First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Sunday – 10 a.m. service. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Sunday – 8 a.m. chapel communion; 9:30 a.m. service; 11:15 a.m., contemporary service. (860) 628-6958.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Sunday – 9:30 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. (860) 628-9001. Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Sunday – 8:30 a.m., and 10 a.m. worship service. (860) 628-6996. Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St., Saturday – 5 p.m.; Sunday – 7:30 and 10:30 a.m., English Mass; 9 a.m., Polish Mass; (860) 628-2181. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Palm Sunday – 10 a.m., Maundy Thursday - 7:30 p.m., Easter Sunday - 6 a.m. at YMCA’s Camp Sloper and at the church for traditional

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Calendar the Southington Community Services Food Pantry. Items needed most are cereal, tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, soup, canned ravoli or spaghetti, juice boxes. Annual dinner The Southington Chamber of Commerce will host its 76th Annual Dinner/Meeting, “Back to the ’80s,” 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 26, at the Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St. Patrons are asked to dress to the era. This event is open to the public. For more information, and tickets, call (860) 628-8036.

April 27 Earth Day Th e Ro t a r y Cl u b o f Southington will sponsor the third annual Earth Day townwide clean-up Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are asked to pick up trash in their neighborhood and bring it to collection sites either at the Southington Drive-in or Memorial Park. Residents can stop by either site and pick up trash bags, work gloves, and safety vests as well, courtesy of Home Depot on Queen Street. Trash pickup is courtesy of Waste Material Trucking. Spring breakfast Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., will host its annual Spring Breakfast Sunday,


April 27, after all Masses in May 4 the church hall. Tickets available at the The Southington Festival door. Proceeds benefit the Chorale will present its anscholarship fund. nual spring concert Sunday, May 4, 3 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol May 1 St. Admission is free, but freewill donations are gratefully Day of Prayer Southington will observe accepted. A reception will the National Day of Prayer follow. For more information, call Thursday, May 1, 12 p.m., on the Town Green. Everyone is Sally, (860) 426-9822. welcome. For more than 20 years, the May 7 community of Southington has observed the National This year’s Hats and Day of Prayer, held annually High Tea benefit will welon the first Thursday of May come spring at the Back in accordance with a joint res- Nine Tavern at Southington olution of the U.S. Congress, Country Club, Wednesday, signed into law by President May 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Harry S. Truman in 1952. A fun event for all ages, it A proclamation by Gov. includes hot and iced tea, cofDannel P. Malloy will be read fee, sandwiches and sweets. in Southington. Southington attorney and For more information, call town historian Liz Kopec Rev. Victoria Triano, (860) will discuss “Southington: 302-4906. The War Years,” highlighting life here during World War II. There will be a special May 3 creative craft demonstration Registration for the Parks as well. Proceeds benefit & Recreation Department’s Summer Playground Program Southington Community will take place online only Services. Reservations are Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m., and required. For tickets, call Diana, close Sunday, May 18, 5 p.m. Program dates, fees and (860) 793-2765; or Patty, (860) other details as well as links 276-3370. to the online registration site are available at southington. May 8 org/playgroundprogram. The Southington Land Trust is hosting its annual See Calendar / Page 20

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A few years ago, Donna Stokes found herself out of shape and unhappy. She realized she had put her health, and goals, on the backburner. So she decided to take control of her journey. Stokes made changes in her personal life, started working out, gave up processed food, lost more than 100 pounds, and focused on her dream – to walk across America. “This was something I have wanted to do since my 20s,” Stokes said. “I am now in my early 50s and in the best shape of my life. If I am going to do it, now is the time.” Stokes’ journey began April 12 in Albany, Oregon and, if all goes according to plan, will end in her hometown of Plainville sometime in October. The walk is 2,989 miles, or roughly seven million steps. Ideally, Stokes plans on walking 20 miles a day. “If I don’t try it, I think I will regret it,” she said. Stokes is pushing a cart with five cubic feet of space, enough room for extra shoes, water, dry food and the means to camp overnight. She will also have items mailed to her throughout the journey, such as sneakers and

other members. She will be visiting YMCA branches along her route to tell her fitness story. “The Y has been instrumental in my trip, they have been like family to me,” Stokes said. “So I want to be able to give back.” Many of the YMCA’s she plans to visit will offer fitness challenges to members during Stokes’ journey. The Wheeler Y is doing so as well. “Donna’s story is very inspirational,” April Chevalier, Wheeler wellness director, said. “Our goal with these fitness challenges is to keep people active and motivated, as well as support Donna.” Stokes knows she has many miles ahead of her, but is looking forward to what is to come, during the walk and afterwards. “I have no idea what I will do after this journey,” she From left: Bob Nenna, executive director at Wheeler Regional Family YMCA; April said, “but I know if I can do Chevalier, Wheeler wellness director; and Plainville resident Donna Stokes, who has set this, I can do anything.” out, on foot, across America. | Erin K. Butler / Special to The Citizen Follow Stokes’ journey on the “Donna’s Walk Across clothes, and hopes to be able that not only maps out her help motivate other people America” Facebook page, or to grab a hot meal and shower route, but also allows her to out there who don’t think at www.donnaswalk.blogspot. text family or send a distress they can make a change,” com. when her route allows it. Stokes said. “I am an early riser, so I call to law enforcement. Stokes, who credits the In addition, she will carry plan on walking as soon as I get up and just keep going her cell phone, a solar char- Wheeler Regional Family For more information on until I can’t walk anymore,” ger and an iPad, to blog her YMCA for a large part of her Wheeler Y fitness challenges, fitness success, approached call (860) 793-9631 or visit journey. she said. “I am excited, not only for the Y with her walking plans Stokes will be equipped with a special GPS device myself, but I hope this will in hopes it would inspire

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meeting May 8, 6 p.m., at Spartans 2 Restaurant, 930 Meriden Waterbury Tpke., Plantsville. The public is invited. There is a cost for the dinner. The speaker will be Jim Gooch, executive director of Connecticut Farmland Trust. In its 12 years, CFT has preserved 29 farms and more than 2,500 acres of Connecticut Farmland. For more information, call Bonnie, (860) 621-9553.

Southington Parks & Recreation Department are co-sponsoring the 12th annual Touch-a-Truck event Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date – Sunday, May 11). This event will take place at the Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Tu r n p i k e , P l a n t s v i l l e . Children will enjoy climbing into construction, rescue, military and other vehicles, face painting, music and more. Refreshments will be available. There is a fee for admission.

nual Mother’s Day breakfast Sunday, May 11, 9 a.m. to noon, in the Lodge Hall, 114 Main St. There is a cost to attend. Children 5 and under eat free. For tickets, stop in the Lodge Tap Room or call the Elks Lodge, (860) 628-6682.

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Smokin’ with Chris Restaurant is hosting a charity night to benefit Camp for Kids Wednesday, May 21. All proceeds will benefit YMCA Camp Sloper and will help a child in need have a camp exMay 10 May 11 perience this summer. Tickets may be purchased The American Legion The Southington Elks Auxiliary and t h e Lodge 669 will host its an- at the door, online at sccymca.

org or at the Southington June 21 Community YMCA. For more information, conClass of 1964 tact Donna Ayer: dayer@scThe Southington High; (860) 426-9510. School class of 1964 has scheduled its class reunion for Saturday, June 21, at May 31 the Back Nine Southington Class of 1959 Country Club. For information, email Southington High School’s Donna (Smith) Birmingham, class of 1959 will have its; 55-year reunion Saturday, May 31, noon to 4 p.m., at the Laurel (Garry) Tomassetti,; Lucille Manor Inn, 1636 MeridenGiammatteo, lulumongillo@ Waterbury Turnpike.; Ed Malczyk, For more information,; or Tony contact Ginny Heath: D’Angelo, adangelo12@att.; net. (860) 621-2746.

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This was UConn’s sweeping March of Vengeance Sporting events don’t always have to be morality plays, but it’s awfully sweet when they are. Because we here in Connecticut know Kevin Ollie and his UConn men’s basketball team did more than run through the NCAA tournament. We know they won more than a national championship. They Bryant struck a blow Carpenter for perseverCommentary ance, planted a flag for the dispossessed. They’re not martyrs, but they did shoulder the sins of others and, in the end, that was part of their transcendence. A heavenly tale. The Huskies all live happily ever after, or at least until the start of next season. The beauty is the final ascension came over John Calipari, Mephistophelean poster boy for much of what plagues college athletics. But let’s go back to the beginning. This journey from exile to promised land carries all the classic elements. Misplacement of justice, for starters. The Huskies of the 2006-2010 era ran afoul of the Academic Progress Rate and the Huskies of 2012-13 suffered for it by being banned from postseason play. (You could call it Job-like, except you don’t have to go back that far because, about the same time, we were bailing out the financial industry for the economic meltdown of 2007; the shaft: an arrow forever in flight.) Then came the test of character. The NCAA brought down the hammer and Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb bolted for

the green pastures of the NBA. Alex Oriakhi, Michael Bradley and Roscoe Smith transferred to other schools. Shabazz Napier and the rest who remained did the penance and were better young men for it. They certainly were vindicated. They are the ones we admire. As for the rest, it fits together so Dickens-neat that it would defy belief if we didn’t enjoy the story so much. *Beating Villanova, one of the old Catholic brothers that threw UConn over and recast the Big East, adding a measure to the nationwide game of musical chairs that left the Huskies on the Island of Misfit Toys otherwise known as the American Athletic Conference. *Winning the regionals at Madison Square Garden, the Basketball Garden of Eden, from which the Huskies were barred by the Big East for last year’s conference tournament, a real salt-inthe-wounds maneuver. All that was missing from the Vengeance March was a win over an ACC team. Beating Kentucky in the final atoned for it. As expressed in these parts before, Calipari’s one-and-done programs make a mockery of what college sports are supposed to be about, though Lord knows the reality is far from the ideal and probably never resided there. All the same, the fact that UConn was penalized for its APR transgressions while Calipari cycles through freshman starting fives year after year is flat hypocrisy, of which the NCAA certainly does not lack. Some of the predicament is dumped on its head. The NBA needs to ditch the minimum one-year college requirement for its American players. If ballplayers want


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Teachers are hoping to offer a program again that allows students to work with scientists at Talcott Mountain Science Center in Avon. Spearheaded by Erin Nattrass, a teacher at Kelley School, and Jonathan Cop, a teacher at Thalberg School, the program was run on a test basis with 29 fifth-grade students last school year. The students were able to study a topic of their choice. Subjects included re-usable energy, weather patterns, cell mutation and sharks. Ta l c o t t Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement is a regional, non-profit educational and research facility dedicated to increasing students’ understanding and appreciation of their physical world, according to the center’s website. It occupies more than 20 acres atop Talcott Mountain. Students visited Talcott Mountain on weekends and video-chatted with scientists on their projects. “The sky was the limit for


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these kids and they totally went with it and came up with some phenomenal projects,” Nattrass said at last week’s school board meeting. Since the pilot program was funded by a federal grant, Nattrass and Cop hoped it could be offered again. “For a pilot, it looks like it’s really done well,” said school board member David Derynoski. “I would like to see a lot more students included. I think it’s really a nice program. I support it, 100 percent.” Nattrass and Cop discussed the program with school board members. Cop said expectations could have been explained earlier and better communication with parents earlier would have helped. “That was a massive undertaking for students and families,” Cop said. “There was a lot of content.” Nattrass said while the students enjoyed doing most of the work independently, that there could have been more guidance as students created project time lines and goals. The benefits included students collaborating with sci-

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entists using the resources of Talcott Mountain. “This program is offering a resource in science for students that have that passion,” said school board member Patricia Queen. “I would love to see this long term.” School board member Terry Lombardi “applauded” the teacher’s efforts April 10. “I especially like opening this up to other students,” she said. Both Nattrass and Cop agreed that opening the program to more students would be beneficial. “We’re having a conversation with Talcott Mountain about some opportunities that may be available through grant funding to move forward,” Cop said.

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to ply professional waters straight out of high school, if they don’t want to go to college, why persist with the charade? Precious little maturity is gained in one year. Also, the NCAA has to resist going down the path to paying student-athletes. Question: Who gets paid and who doesn’t? (An endless legal thicket if there ever was one.) Follow-up question: Aren’t scholarship athletes, in essence, paid already? Not having to plunk down 50-60 grand a year like most of their classmates is handsome savings. Which leads to the broader issue hovering over all of higher education: its insanely rising cost. Miring graduates in half a lifetime of debt right out of the gate isn’t preparing them well for the future, nor the entire economy, for that matter... Ah, but geez, this was just a basketball game, right? UConn 60, Kentucky 54. The play’s the thing, and the better guys won. Bryant Carpenter is sports editor of the Meriden Record-Journal.

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“They told us at the time there would still be a hospital, it may not be a full service hospital, but they might do parts of what the community of Southington might need as far as an operating room,” Della Vecchia said. “I personally would hate to see (the inpatient unit) close but I know with economics today … they have to make some decisions to make this happen. I think that Southington has been very blessed by having Bradley Memorial Hospital here for so many years.” Some calls have been going to surrounding area hospitals instead of Bradley, explained Shane Lockwood, the director of health for the PlainvilleSouthington Regional Health District and chairman of the Emergency Medical Services Committee. Lockwood said it is “based on a number of factors in consultation with Bradley.” “Right now we do have some calls that don’t go to Bradley, they go to New Britain, sometimes Waterbury hospitals,”

Lockwood said. “We’re still seeing most of the calls get into compliance and we don’t have issues with them going to other hospitals.” It could take up to a year to receive the Certificate of Need approval, Janatka said in the company memo, and until then the campus will “continue to provide staffing and support for up to 15 patients.” Lounsbury also mentioned that the facility will be upgraded once a decision is made. “It’s not that Bradley is going to close, it’s just going to change,” Lounsbury said. “One of the processes of changing is they have to update the structure because it’s very old. When they decide what they will specialize in, there will be a lot of updating.” Brumback said he has been in contact with Janatka, who may plan to issue a request for proposals that takes the entire site into consideration. “They have to look at it from the perspective of trying to provide top-quality care to all of their patients and they

also have to look at from business perspective,” Brumback said. “They’re not in the business to lose money.” Control of Bradley Memorial, founded in 1938, has moved farther and farther out of Southington in recent years. Bradley Memorial Hospital had joined New Britain General Hospital in 2006 to form the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Bradley officials at the time said the Southington hospital was no longer financially viable. The Hartford HealthCare corporation and the Hospital of Central Connecticut received final state approval for their affiliation in 2011. In November of last year, Hartford HealthCare eliminated a number of senior and middle management positions. The cuts included Clarence Silvia, who ran Bradley from 1993 until the merger with New Britain General in 2006. Silvia became president of the Hospital of Central Connecticut in 2011. During last year’s consolidation,



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Adult spelling bee April 23 Touch-A-Truck The fourth annual S o ut h i n g t o n E d u c a t i o n Foundation Adult Spelling Bee will be held Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m., at the Southington High School auditorium. Returning as BeeMaster is Joe Furey, chief meteorologist

at FOX CT News. Teams consist of three spellers who work together to formulate answers. Participants write their words on a white board. There is no microphone for participants. Costumes, themes and

Pasta for Ben The Giving Back Girls and The Arc of Southington are hosting a pasta dinner fund-raiser for Ben Buckley, a local 7-year-old who passed away from an asthma attack in January. Proceeds go to scholarships and grants to students in Southington, and to fund allergy and asthma prescriptions and

research. The event will take place Friday, April 18, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Elk’s Club. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling or stopping by the Arc of Southington, 201 W. Main St., (860) 628-9220. For more information, or to donate, call Patricia Gibney, (860) 681-7303.

mascots are encouraged. Admission to the event is free. Non-perishable food items will be collected to donate to Southington Community Services. Entry forms are available at

Spring concert The Southington Festival Chorale will present its annual spring concert Sunday, May 4, 3 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St. Admission is free, but freewill donations are gratefully accepted. A reception will follow. For more information, call Sally, (860) 426-9822. Like us on Facebook The Southington Citizen

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This year’s Hats and High Tea benefit will welcome spring at the Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club, Wednesday, May 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. A fun event for all ages, it includes hot and iced tea, coffee, sandwiches and sweets. Southington attorney and town historian Liz Kopec will discuss “Southington: The War Years,” highlighting life here during World War II. There will be a special creative craft demonstration as well. Proceeds benefit Southington Community Services. Reservations are required. For tickets, call Diana, (860) 793-2765; or Patty, (860) 276-3370.

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Senior Activities Monday 9 a.m.: Ping pong, pool players 9:30 a.m.: Line dance 10 a.m.: Stained glass, folk art, computer class registration 11 a.m.: Physical fitness 12:30 p.m.: Mah jong 1 p.m.: Ping pong 2:30 p.m.: Badminton Tuesday 9 a.m.: Pool players 10 a.m.: Poetry 12:30 p.m.: Acrylic painting 1:30 p.m.: Strength training 2:30 p.m.: Drawing, “Senior Strides” Walking Club Wednesday 9 a.m.: Dancercise, pool players, gentle yoga 10 a.m.: Granny squares, trip desk

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Glass pipes worth $8,500 taken from Queen St. By Jesse Buchanan

The blood will be analyzed by police for DNA, according to police Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz. Two burglars stole $8,500 The burglary was reported worth of glass pipes and other around 4 a.m. on April 1. Rock and Smoke sells rock merchandise from a store on and roll memorabilia and Queen Street recently. According to police, the smoking accessories. Owner pair first attempted to smash Tyler Pragosa said the damthrough the front door of age done to the store’s front Rock and Smoke with a was valued at $2,600. Police have surveillance hammer. They managed to get in by footage of the burglars, who breaking a window, leaving blood on some broken glass.

were wearing hoods and masks. No vehicle was seen in the video. The store, 1173 Queen St., is in the former Tropical Tanning storefront. It’s been open for one month. Pragosa said he has surveillance video of two men who came into the store about a week before the break-in and stole some merchandise.

The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP 4943 will host its next meeting Tuesday, April 22, 1 p.m., at Mary Our Queen Church Hall, Savage Street. The meeting is open to all national AARP members and guests. Regular meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Entertainment will be provided by Jason Castanguay. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Community Services, also for men and women serving our country. Volunteers are needed for this chapter. Visit avs4943. org.

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Local photographer gets top award By Farrah Duffany

also photographed hundreds of weddings. “I like photographing the average person,” Rich said. Genest said for years the executive board has tried to give Rich the Lifetime Achievement Award, but he declined.

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Art Rich, owner of Art Rich Photography in Southington, was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut Professional Photographer’s Association for more than 40 years of service. studio she worked at, called West Jones Photography, in 1969 and he was hooked. Rich, who grew up in Southington, returned after the Army and started working out of his apartment, then his house, then in a building on Center Street. In 1975 he moved to 500 N. Main St., where he still operates his business. “I haven’t known (Rich) as long as other people have, but he’s just a very giving man,” said Jan Sexson, a member of the association’s executive board. “He’s given a lot to the association. He’s been there for many years and in any capacity, he’s willing to help.” Through the years Rich said he’s photographed many people, including the prime

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For more than 40 years Art Rich has been taking photos, mentoring photographers, and running a business in town. His efforts were recognized recently when the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award. “It makes me think about my age,” said the 67-year-old Rich. “I was appreciative of it and where I’ve been in life.” The owner of Art Rich Photography has been a member of the association for 42 years. A handful of photographers work with him, including his son Jason Rich. They specialize in family portraits, weddings, proms, and other portrait work. The Lifetime Achievement Award started 10 years ago by Marietta St. Onge, association president, and Rich. It is awarded to photographers who have served 30 years in the business, with at least 15 years full time. “(Rich) has been in business for a long time,” said Joan Genest, a member of the lifetime achievement award committee. “He’s got quite an organization there and many photographers who he has trained. Over the years he has really encouraged his staff as well to become part of association and to grow.” When he entered the Army in upstate New York, Rich dated a girl who worked as a photographer. As she told him about it, Rich became intrigued. She took him to the

“He said, ‘no, no, no,’ ” Genest said. “He didn’t want to create something that would be self-fulfilling. But this year I convinced him.” “The Lifetime Achievement Award is one of the greatest honors you can receive in our association,” Sexson said.

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Police: Women stole jewelry after visiting Southington open house Special to The Citizen

Two women face theft charges after police say they posed as mother and daughter to gain access to a house for sale and steal jewelry. Sharon Nigosanti, 44,

of Deep River and Angela Ruitto, 27, of Old Saybrook, turned themselves in rece n t ly a n d we re b o t h charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit

third-degree larceny. Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said Ruitto and Nigosanti posed as mother and daughter interested in buying a home and attended an open house on Jan. 13, 2013. The women then contacted the real estate agent to request a private showing, Dobratz said.

The homeowners noticed about $6,620 worth of their jewelry was taken from their home after the showing, Dobratz said. Police investigated and found that Ruitto and Nigosanti had pawned the jewelry at various pawn shops around the state, Dobratz said.

The woman committed similar thefts in Glastonbury, Guilford and Fairf ield, Dobratz said. Both women were released on a promise to appear. Ruitto is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court April 25. Nigosanti is scheduled to appear in court May 15.


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Mother’s Day breakfast The Southington Elks Lodge 669 will host its annual Mother’s Day breakfast Sunday, May 11, 9 a.m. to noon, in the Lodge Hall, 114 Main St. There is a cost to attend. Children 5 and under eat free. For tickets, stop in the Lodge Tap Room or call the Elks Lodge, (860) 628-6682.

After nearly a decade of renting classroom space at Thalberg School, a special education program will not be returning to town next school year. Due to a decrease in enrollment at Oak Hill School and an increase in students at Thalberg School, Oak Hill decided not to rent classroom space next year. It paid $33,000 annually for space at Thalberg. “We have a wonderful partnership with Oak Hill, but with increased enrollment projections for next year, we needed two additional classrooms,” said Megan Bennett, Thalberg School principal. “The Southington school district had offered another location, but Oak Hill, due to low enrollment, made the decision not to.”

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Oak Hill School has 11 classrooms in Bristol, New Britain, Southington, Plainville and New Hartford school districts. It serves students with “intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities in pre-k through high school,” and has programs for students up to 21, according to the Oak Hill website. Enrollment fluctuates year to year because students are from different parts of the state and attend the nearest location, said Oak Hill vice president Ana Wittig. Five students are in the Oak Hill program in Southington this school year and only two were enrolled for next year. “I know that some of the students are from Southington and they will be staying with us in our different classrooms,” Wittig said. “It was a difficult decision


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Defending champs turn up the heat on Eastern By Sean Krofssik

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SOUTHINGTON — The defending Class LL state softball champions love playing an aggressive style under new head coach Davina Hernandez, and their dynamic base-running is giving opponents fits. The Southington softball team improved to 2-0 Friday afternoon with a 16-1 six-inning mercy win over CCC interdivisional foe Bristol Eastern. The Blue Knights swiped bases in each of the first three innings and built an early 2-0 edge. “We have to test [the other team],” Hernandez said. “We don’t have the fastest kids in the world, but we have kids that put their heads down and run hard. I like that they are aggressive because I am aggressive. That’s the type of mentality that I have: to always try to take the extra base. I never want to hold someone up. I want to give them a chance.” Southington’s lead-off hit-

home squad up 5-0. Catcher Rachel Dube blasted a three-run double that one-hopped the fence and expanded the advantage to 8-0. Leftfielder Caroline Burke, who went 4-for-4, polished off the rally with a RBI single. Junior outfielder Hayley Arduini got into the act in the fifth with a two-run, two-bagger that pushed the score up to 11-0. Isabella Russo came off the bench in the fifth and scored on a wild pitch. Southington took the required 15-run advantage to end the game with a four-run sixth. Ferrante pulled a two-run triple over the left fielder’s Southington’s Kendra Friedt delivers a pitch to Bristol Eastern’s Mikayla Martin at Southington High School. | Justin Weekes / Special to The Citizen head that chased home two runs. Russo followed with an RBI single and sophomore ter, Kaitlyn Paterson (3-for- walk and stole second. No. 3 throws the other teams off. Brenna Sarantides ended the game with a single up the 4, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases), hitter Sydney Ferrante (3-for- They don’t expect it.” The Southington offense middle for the final tally. started the Blue Knights of- 5, 4 RBI) stroked a run-scorJunior pitcher Kendra fensive day with a single. She ing single that gave the Blue exploded in the fourth for seven runs. The Knights sent Friedt cruised to her second immediately stole second and Knights a 2-0 lead. victory of the season. She sur“Davina loves her base-run- 10 batters to the plate. Lauren Zazzaro drove her in Zazzaro started the scoring rendered a base hit to Jenifer with a base knock for an early ning,” Ferrante said. “We work on it so much and obvi- in the frame with a sacrifice Tabacco to start the game and 1-0 advantage. Zazzaro (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 3 ously it’s working, so we are fly. Ferrante followed with a runs) started the third with a going to keep on doing it. It two-run double that put the See Softball / Page 32

Smick to line it up for junior college program By Ken Lipshez

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The blonde locks flowed from under his Southington blue helmet as he maintained a steely-eyed glare at the goal posts, the picture of concentration. Kyle Smick, oh how he can kick! Smick made it official April 10 at the SHS athletic office that he will bring his ability to kick a football long and straight to the highly successful junior college program at Dean in Franklin, Mass. Formerly known as Dean Junior College, the school offers the only two-year football program in New England and plays under the auspices of the National Junior College Athletic Association and

competes in the Northeast Football League. The Bulldogs have won four of the last six league titles and were ranked in the nation’s top 10 in 2011. They’re coached by Todd Vasey. Smick sees his time at Dean as a stepping stone to a major college opportunity. “It gives me a chance to get my grades up, number one, and to keep practicing and learning my craft,” said Smick, who converted 119 of 121 extra-point placements in two varsity seasons. “Hopefully, it should open doors to bigger and better things.” Smick also handled the kickoff and punting duties for the Class LL champion Blue Knights. Of his 94 kickoffs, 39

went for touchbacks, by far the most in the state. He was also 9-for-13 on f ield-goal tries, four of them coming from over 30 yards out, with a longest of 37 against South Windsor November 15. He averaged 33.1 yards on his 36 punts. As a junior, Smick was 48for-49 on PATs and 1-for-2 in field-goal attempts, the successful conversion coming against Cheshire on Thanksgiving morning. “He’ll go down as the most prolific kicker in Southington High School history,” SHS football coach Mike Drury said. “I’m praying we’ll get another kid of that character. You definitely get used to that. A kid having the ability to put it in the end zone and

making other teams drive 80plus yards every possession is huge defensively.” Smick is working on every aspect of kicking in anticipation of where Dean will need him. “I’m going to be trying out for every position and it will basically be whatever sticks,” he said. Smick also considered We s t e r n C o n n e c t i c u t , Southern Connecticut and We s te r n New E n g l a n d University in Springfield, but said Dean better meets his needs. “[Dean is] similar to prep school. It seemed like a much better deal to me,” he said. Southington place-kicker “[Vasey] personally gave me Kyle Smick formally signs with Dean College. See Smick / Page 33

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Southington ‘Masters’ Maloney in opener By Ken Lipshez

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MERIDEN — Setter Peter Masters and his Southington teammates spent the better part of their underclass seasons absorbing the nuances of cohesive volleyball. They didn’t play much, but they paid attention and benefited from the grueling practice sessions designed by the program’s founder and only coach, Lou Gianacopolos. The lessons they learned were evident in the Blue Knights’ opener April 9. Under Masters’ artful di-

rection, Southington hit the ground running with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-11) victory over Maloney in a CCC South match at Benjamin Nessing Gym. Masters had 21 assists, spreading them out between Dan Connolly (7 kills), David Shaughnessy (5), Dan Normandin (5) and Adam Brush (4). Numerous were quick-sets, with one hitter going up early for a fake and another tearing up a piece of Spartan real estate with a laser. Cohesion was the difference between the squads.

“We call the sets out during the plays. We practice the game plays all the time. We know what we’re capable of,” Masters said. “We’ve been playing the game for a long time and we know it pretty well. We trust each other.” Gianacopolos was quite pleased with his team’s unity, and their reaction. “Our captain Dan Connolly said, more so than last year, we had more options,” Gianacopolos said. “I hadn’t told them that. I wanted them to see it for themselves. “It’s their turn. They’ve been patiently waiting.


Softball dent because I have a good team behind me,” Friedt said. “If they get a hit off of me, my defense will be there to make the plays. It takes the pressure off me when they put up seven runs in an inning.” As impressive as the Southington pitching and bats have been, Hernandez preaches strong defense and her team has responded. “In practice (Thursday) we spent two hours on defense and 20 minutes on hitting,” Hernandez said. “The little things make the difference between winning and losing.”

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then didn’t allow another hit until Tabacco smacked a triple to lead off the sixth. She scored the Lancers’ lone run on a RBI ground out. Tabacco was the losing pitcher. She went the first five innings and absorbed the loss. Friedt allowed just five base-runners on the two hits and three walks. The flamethrower used each of her five pitches well and fanned four Eastern hitters. “I go into the game confi-


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two. First-year senior Marcos Bozi and Jakai Whittingham connected on serves. Ayzio Relaford and Joshua Rivera recorded kills and Maloney held a 7-5 lead. But Normandin stepped to the service line and ran off three points. On the next sideout, Connolly aced a serve off the tape and the lead began to grow. Masters stepped to the line and ran off five straight points to put it out of reach.

They’ve had so many good players to learn from. They got to take a little piece of that puzzle and create their own style.” The Knights jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first game and never looked back. They knocked down 23 of 24 serves and dominated on the attack. Maloney was only able to string together consecutive points once. The Spartans’ best moments came early in game

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Knight Notes relief for Wethersfield. Greenwich 8, Southington 0: Joe Rivera and Kyle Cole each had two hits for the Blue Knights in an out-of-conference loss on the road. The Southington offense hammered out nine hits but couldn’t cross the plate. Cardinals pitcher Mike Gennarro improved to 2-0 by going four innings for Greenwich (3-0).

Farkas walked one and struck out two. Tolland is 2-1. Softball Southington 5, Rockville 0: Kendra Friedt twirled a two-hit shutout in a victory over CCC interdivisional foe Rockville at home. Friedt walked one and registered 11 strikeouts. Lauren Zazzaro (3-for-4, 2 triples, 3 RBI, run) and Kaitlin Paterson (1-for-1, 3 walks, triple, 2 runs) supplied much of





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a tour of campus and he said he had only done that for two other players. I really felt important when he said that.” Smick said that SHS assistant principal Bob Stranieri was a kicker who also went to Dean and wound up kicking for Central Connecticut. Smick began his athletic pursuits as a youth soccer player. “I played soccer as long as I can remember up until my freshman year,” he said. He said trust in his long snapper and holder were keys to making him a proficient kicker.

Southington starter Kyle Cole (1-1) took the loss for the Blue Knights (1-1). Southington 7, Tolland 1: Drew Farkas tossed five innings of four-hit ball as the Knights scored twice in the second inning, three times in the fourth and once each in the third and fifth. Joe Rivera (2-for-4) had a double and an RBI for the Knights (2-1). Ryan DeAngelo went 2-for-4 with two RBI.


Baseball WETHERSFIELD - The game may have been played in Wethersfield, but the Southington baseball team was home team in the scorebook April 10 and made the best of it. Their season opener with Wethersfield delayed a day by poor playing conditions at Fontana Field, the Blue Knights switched the game to Webb Field and wound up walking off with a 2-1 CCC interdivisional victory when Joe Daigle scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning. Daigle got on board with a lead-off single that was only the second hit of the game for Southington. He was bunted to second by Mike Rogalski and balked to third. Southington reliever Kyle Cole got the pitching win after striking out two and walking one in the top of the eighth. Southington starter Joe Rivera fanned 11, walked one and scattered three hits. The run he allowed was unearned. Wethersfield’s Alex Mullin allowed one hit, one run and two walks. He struck out two. As they did in the eighth, the Blue Knights manufactured a run in the second. Rivera led off with a walk, was sacrificed to second, stole third and scored on a throwing error by the catcher on the play. Matt Garcia took the loss in

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE AT&T Mobility, LLC is proposing to install new wireless telecommunications antennas on an existing building located at 168 Center Street, Southington, CT 06489. 12 antennas will be mounted at a top height of 68 feet above ground level. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to: Project 61142775-SF c/o EBI Consulting, 21 B Street, Burlington, MA 01803, or via telephone at (781) 273-2500.

THE MERIDEN DAFFODIL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE presents CONNECTICUT’S LARGEST TAG SALE under the Festival tent(s) on Saturday April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100+ vendors gathered in one convenient location offering an eclectic collection of goods ranging from new furniture to Grammas’ old Crock-Pot and more. The Festival Committee will have a concession on-site with food and drink for all to enjoy.



SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE AT&T Mobility, LLC proposes to construct a new telecommunications tower facility at 1011 W. Center Street, Southington, CT. The new facility will consist of a 125-foot monopole tower and support equipment. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending comments to: Project 61143198-ALC c/o EBI Consulting, 21 B St., Burlington, MA 01803 or 315-373-5016.

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CHEVY MALIBU 2012 #1554

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CHRYSLER Town & Country 2008 #1547

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GMC SIERRA 2011 4 WD, Automatic #1539

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KAYAK PADDLES Werner Camano. 220 cm. Straight shaft. Excellent condition. Used in fresh water only. Black with red blades. $175 firm. and Werner Camano 230cm. Straight shaft. Blue with white blades $75 firm. Call (860) 645-7245

DELI Help Wanted PT Exp necessary. Weekend availability. Apply in person at East Center Market, 816 East Center St. Wallingford.

HOUSECLEANERS WANTED MAIDPRO Southington. Must be available M-F, 8-5, need Driver’s Lic, reliable car. Up to $13/hr starting wage, plus tips, gas reimb. Hours will vary. Call 203-630-2033 ext. 118. Hablamos Espanol.

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35 N. Main St.

New Business Development Sales Executive

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The Record-Journal, Central Connecticut’s leading multimedia company, is growing and looking for a talented New Business Development sales expert to provide optimal solutions for our advertisers. This individual should possess the ability to reach out to 50 businesses a day and communicate effectively with a wide range of organizational titles, as well as small business owners.

The Record-Journal Publishing Company is assembling a team of Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) for the Record-Journal and The Westerly Sun to support our expanding advertising departments. The team will play a key role in gathering, ordering and trafficking all advertising products and campaigns. CSRs will support multimedia sales executives and work collaboratively with advertisers and designers. High school diploma required, college degree preferred. Strong computer skills, comfort with web-based software, and proficiency in Microsoft Office required.


995 Day Hill Rd.

This position is responsible for meeting monthly sales goals by selling digital and print advertising to new and existing customers across multiple product lines, via outbound phone calls. Position will be responsible for taking the lead in our Recruitment Sales efforts in print and online with community job boards. Position will service existing classified advertising customers by upselling effective ad plans, reach out to renew expiring ads, and take new classified advertising. Desired Experience Knowledge of typing, spelling and punctuation. General office, computer software, clerical and administrative skills normally acquired through the completion of associates degree and 1 – 2 years of experience, for this key, entry level position. A family-owned company, we publish The Record-Journal along with 6 community newspapers and websites that deliver the hyper-local news that citizens want, as well as the audience that businesses need. Plus, we have partnered with the biggest names in digital and social media to offer our advertisers unmatched reach and targeting capabilities – from the very local to the national scale.

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ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR PERSONNEL Wallingford Public Schools is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Superintendent for Personnel. Start Date: July 1, 2014. ntermediate Administrator’s certification and experience as a leader and administrator required. This high level central office position has primary responsibilities in the areas of collective bargaining, union contract administration, employee selection, employee evaluation, and teacher certification regulations. The Assistant Superintendent is also responsible for recruitment and retention of staff. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. Apply on-line @ Deadline: May 7, 2014 EOE

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Performs a wide variety of responsible clerical duties of a confidential nature for the Mayor’s Office for the Town of Wallingford. This position requires 6 years of responsible office work experience, some of which must have been a supervisory capacity or 2 years of the above experience and a college degree in business administration or an equivalent combination of experience and training substituted on a year-foryear basis. $24.87 to $30.14 hourly (35 hours per week) plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/resume is received, or April 23, 2014, whichever occurs first. EOE

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MER. West side 1 BR, 2nd flr, includes heat, hot water & elec. Oak flooring, w/d in apt $1062/mo + sec. Call 12pm-8pm 203-634-1195

ADORABLE MORKIE PUPPIES Born 2/5/14, 2 females, 2 males, non shed, lovable & playful, 1st vet check & shots, healthy. 203-376-1182

MERIDEN 2 BR Apartments Off Street Parking Starting at $750 (203) 240-4688 MERIDEN 9 Guiel Place 2 BR apt. Living rm. Kit w/ DW. Heat & HW incl. CoinOp Laundry Rm. $985. Call Mike 203 376-2160 MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Crown Vlg 2 BR, renovated. H/HW incl. On site laundry. Pool access. $995/ mo + sec. Avail immed. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808 MERIDEN home for rent- 3/4 Bdrm. ranch, 2 bathrooms, large Kit., large Yd., dead end St., 203-631-9957

ATTENTION Dog Owners! Dog Obedience Classes Starting April 14 at Cheshire Park & Rec. INSTRUCTORS Bruce Giannetti Phil Huntington & Kathy Queen Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852. GORGEOUS AKC German Shepherd Puppies - black/ tan, sable, great bloodline, parents on site, ready in May, $1,200. 203-269-0637

MERIDEN Nice, Lg 2 BR, Top Fl. Balcony, Laundry facilities, off st parking. E. Main St. 2 mos sec, credit ck. $800. No pets. 203 284-0597

LABRADOR Retriever pups. AKC reg, OFA cert. Health guarantee, parents used in therapy. $950 860-681-5402 www.RedRiverRetrievers. com

MER – Lrg. 1 Bedroom, very clean, heat/hot water, laundry, pool. Available May 1. $725/mo. 860-798-4483.

ROTTWEILER, Male, 7 years old. Free to good home, preferably one with lots of room to run around! Call 203-440-2508 YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Shepherds, Shih Tzus, Schnoodles, Mixed Breeds, German Shepherds, Rottweiler, Bengal kittens. Rescues Avail. $150+. 860 930-4001

Wallingford 1 BR, 1st Floor No. Main St Victorian. Completely remod, incl modern kit & bath. $950/mo + util, sec, lease. Avail 6/1. 860 349-1293


PLAINVILLE. Share 2 BR house w/male. Pool. Must be clean and responsible. $750/mo includes everything. 860-919-4679

SPRING Riding Lesson Specials! Call 203-2381600 for details or visit www.rosehavenstables. com

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NORTH Haven Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/Weekly. On Bus Line. Visa/MC/Discover 203-239-5333

Comm / Industrial for Rent SO. MERIDEN. Retail/comm, 8600 sq. ft. 3 phase 440 electric, loading dock, showers & more $2500/mo plus nnn. 203-639-7306

SOFA & 3 Chairs for Sale Like New Please call 203-284-8877

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St Wallingford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:305 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Wanted to Buy ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575 ALWAYS Buying old tools. Please Wanted old, call used for and antique hand tools, machincorrections at ist, woodworking,- engrav203-317-2308 after 5 ing and work bench tools. pm callhave 203-317-2282 If you any tools you are no longer using, please Ad#:CLASS FILLER call with confidence. Fair (PLEASE CHECK) offers made in your home. Pub:PERM Call Cory 860-322-4367

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Date:02/13/02 Day:WED Size:1X4.5 Cust: Last Edited By:EALLISON on DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying 7/9/13Collectibles, 4:18 PM. Jewelry & Silver. China, Salesperson: Tag Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Line: Color Info: Furniture Single item to an estate. CLASS FILLER (PLEASE CHECK) - Composite & Appliances 203-235-8431

SOLID BRASS HEADBOARD- queen size, excellent condition, non smoking home, hardware included adjustable height, $60. 203-235-1909

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

Miscellaneous For Sale 6 pce Broyhill living room set $650. Necchi Super Nova sewing machine $100. 3 pce bedroom set, $100. 1896 Glenwood wood stove, $250. 203-235-9632 BARBER Pole, “vintage” restored to nice original condition with factory parts, mfg. 1974 by William Marvy Co., model 99. $375 or best offer. 203-269-5362 FREE Horse Manure Call Mike 203-599-8915

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

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

MER Clean Safe Rms. Inclds. H, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. E side. off-st park. $125/wk.+ sec. 12-8pm 203-630-3823 Meriden-Large, clean safe furn 1st flr rm, utils incl. Share kit & bath. $125/wk. 203-2383369. Leave message.

DINING Room set, “Drexel” mfg 1957, cherry mahogany Chippendale, heat pads for table, 2 captain’s chairs and 4 side chairs, all with beautiful needlepoint cushions, china cabinet, buffet and serving cart. Set is in exc. cond. due to very little use. $2500 or best offer. 203-269-5362

MOUNTAIN BIKE Specialized Rock Hopper with RockShox, Purple/Blue with Speedometer. $175. Call 860 645-7245.

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1st FL. Off Street parking. No pets. $950+ lease & security. Call 203-915-9919 Agent Owner


Furniture & Appliances

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WANTED FISHING TACKLE Old or new! One lure or entire basement! Highest prices paid! Call Dave 860 463-4359

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

Music Instruments & Instruction

Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES Attics & Basement Cleaned


PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 860 840-8018

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

Gary Wodatch Debris Removal of Any Kind. Homeowners, contractors. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203 235-7723 Cell 860 558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326 Cell 860-558-5430 Office 203-235-7723 Helping Hands Community Thrift Store offers full house clean-outs. Let the items you donate reduce the cost of the clean-out. Call Allen Klein for quote 203-214-3038

Carpentry AFFORDABLE Repairs & Replacement Decks, Porches, Stairs & Railing, Windows, Doors. I can fix it or replace it. Work done by owner. 40+ years experience. Licensed & Ins. #578107 203 238-1449

All Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchens, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors. No job too small, We do it all! Free Est. 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Ins. #539493 203-530-1375 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 YALESVILLE Construction LLC. Lic & Ins. #0631937. Additions, roofing, siding, decks, baths, kitchens, trim, floors, & remodeling. (203) 535-2962

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

Always a sale in Marketplace. ANDRE’S Carpentry HIC 637223 Decks, Additions, Windows, Siding, Roofing. Total Interior Home Improvement. No Job Too Small. Fully Insured and Licensed. 860-575-6239

POLISH/ENGLISH Speaking woman to clean house w/ care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860538-4885

Electrical Services

POLISH WOMAN I will clean your house or apt. for a small charge. Call Karolina 860-816-3742

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

Junk Removal CLEAN IT OUT! Serving Meriden & Southington since 1992! 20% off w/this ad. Call 203-630-9848, 860-628-1013 PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 860 840-8018


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

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Any Questions? Call Ed


Landscaping A&A PROPERTY MAINT. Discounted Lawn Mowing, hedge trimming. Call 860-7193953; 203-314-8511.

Painting & Wallpapering


A-1 Quality Painting Specializing in Wood/ Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008

PROFESSIONAL Roofing & All Types of Renovations. Same Day Estimates. Dependable. Ben (203) 317-1002 #622755

Find everything at our MarketLawn & Garden FRAYLER Painting, ext & int place. painting, power washing &

Home Improvement

CLEANING If you don’t have time to clean, call me I will do everything you wish for a good price. Good References. Fully insured. Renata 860538-7963 or email: roniowa@

T.E.C. ELECTRICAL SERVICE LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Junk Removal

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! 25% OFF We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


SPRING CLEAN UPS JT’s Landscaping, LLC Full lawn maintenance. Comm/Res. Lic/ins #616311. 203 213-6528 SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing, Pricker, Brush Removal, Mulch. 15 Years Exp. Rick’s #1 Affordable. 203 530-4447

Spring Clean-ups 20% OFF IF YOU Mention This Ad Spring Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves, Storm Damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES Sr. Citizen Discount LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

JM Lawncare Spring clean up. Junk removal, lawn mowing, mulch and much more. Call for a free estimate. #0638681 860-796-8168 LOPEZ Landscaping is our new beginning. Will mow your lawn for a reasonable price. Call 860-670-3863

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Cert. Installer, Paver, Walkways, Patios, Stairs, Ret. Walls, Shrub Replacement, Landscape Design & Renovations, Mulch & Stone, Lawn Repair & Install, NO MOWING. Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Bus. 30 + yrs. WE’RE ON ANGIE’S LIST! Free Est. 203-2379577 HIC#0563661 Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

Find your dream home in Marketplace. ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. Call 203-294-1160. J&J Lawn Services- Res & Comm. Lawn cutting. Spring & fall cleanup. Weekly or bi-weekly svs. Neighborhood discounts given. Shrub clipping & flower bed maint. Owner operated. Fully ins. Call John 203-376-6764. LAWNMOWING $30 MOST LAWNS- Spring Cleanups, thatching and dump runs. Call Ed 860-302-8847 SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing: Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly You decide! Call (203) 630-2152

ALEX MASONRY 30 yrs exp. Patios, Retaining Walls, Steps, Brick, Stone, Chimneys. #580443 203-232-0257 or 203-596-0652

TURNER LANDSCAPING LLC Spring Clean ups, lawn mowing, shrub bed design & installation. Servicing Southington area. Turnerlandscapingllc@ or call 860970-5162. HIC#0636373 RJ LARESE Landscaping Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Spring Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782 SPRING Cleanups, lawn mowing, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 SPRING CLEANUPS Starting Now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460

carpentry. Free estimates! #634230. 203-240-4688

Paving D & G PAVING Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058

O & E Masonry. Chimney repair, brick, stone, pavers, sidewalks, etc. Locally owned & operated. CT Reg #0611774. 203-802-0446 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 RH MASONRY - For all of your Masonry needs, new construction or repairs; stonewalls, walkways, pool decks, patios, fireplaces & more! Stone, bricks, stucco, veneer. Fully licensed & insured, free estimates. #0618018. 860-483-0139 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

Roofing, Siding, Windows & More. Free Est. Fully Insured Reg #604200 Member BBB Call 860-645-8899

Plumbing CARL’S Plumbing & Heating Speak directly to the plumber, not a machine. We snake drains. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395

Power Washing A-1 Quality Powerwashing Hot water, low rates Call Dennis 203-630-0008

Find everything at our Marketplace. A PRESSURELESS CLEAN The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! 860-839-1000

Roofing Masonry

$34.99 LAWN CARE SERVICES Most yards .5 acres or less. Cut, trim. Plus blow off driveways & walkways. Larger property? Free est. Southington 860-919-2018 A&A LAWN CARE Dumpster Rentals. Spring Cleanups. Mulch. Walls, Walks & Patios. Free Est. #584101 Jim 203 237-6638

A & A LAWN CARE Spring clean-ups, attics, bsmnts cleaned. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST QUALITY Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit Cards Accepted. CT#632415 203 634-6550 GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ************* 203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc. com Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

Roofing, Siding, WindoWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 YALESVILLE Construction LLC. Lic & Ins. #0631937. Specializing in Residential roofing. Free estimate. Call (203) 535-2962

Siding CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST QUALITY Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit Cards Accepted. CT#632415 203 634-6550 Gonzalez ConstruCtion Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

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

SIDING, ROOFING, Windows, Decks, Sunrooms, Additions. CT Reg. #516790 203-237-0350

Tree Services

Roofing, Siding, Windows & More. Free Est. Fully Insured Reg #604200 Member BBB Call 860-645-8899

Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430

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