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Local students take free throw challenge By John Pettit Special to the Record-Journal

Friday, January 13, 2017

Officials: disclosure proposal insulting Town officials said they were insulted by a proposed ethics code change that would require business and financial disclosures from elected, appointed and some hired town officials.

proposed by the Town Council’s ordinance committee following a high-profile ethics complaint against Republican Town Councilor Tom Lombardi shortly before the 2015 municipal election. The proposals include making New Britain Superior Court responsible for ethics appeals and requiring elected and appointed officials as

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By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

It may have been snowing outside, but it was raining free throws inside the Southington Catholic School gymnasium Saturday, Jan. 7. That’s when Southington Knights of Columbus sponsored its fifth annual Basketball Free Throw Challenge with 14 boys and girls ages 9-14 who braved the weather and toed the foul line for their shot at free throw fame.

Fire officials again ask for more help

The sharpshooters were divided by age and gender, with each player given three practice shots and 15 that counted. The winners advance to the district competition next month at a site and date to be determined with a chance to move on to regional and state contests.

By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

Phil Mazzatti organized the competition, a joint venture between the town’s Knights of Columbus councils 15 and 25.

Fire commissioners have repeated their request for more full-time firefighters in a budget that would increase spending by 5.5 percent.

A Syracuse graduate and basketball fan, Mazzatti has led Adriana Shea, 13, sets for her turn at the foul line the free throw competition for five years. He said South- during the Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Free Throw Championships held at the Southington ington has sent at least one

The Fire Commission voted unanimously Jan. 4 to request $4.5 million for the department’s 2017-18 budget, a 5.5 percent increase over the current spending plan. It includes $365,000 to hire

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Not a sonic boom, earthquake, or explosion ... Command, said the closest base with supersonic aircraft is 500 miles away.

By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

Earthquakes felt for that distance are generally a strength of 2 magnitude or greater, but a station about 20 miles away detected nothing at that time on Monday.

“Based off of our analysis, there’s no way it could have been an (Air Force) jet,” he said Tuesday. “It couldn’t have been us.”

There are more questions than answers about a loud noise that was heard in parts of Southington, Cheshire, Meriden and Wolcott on Monday morning, Jan. 2. After receiving a flood of calls, fire and police crews searched the south end of Southington but couldn’t find damage or an apparent cause. Experts and government officials contacted Tuesday also couldn’t come up with a reason for the noise. Here are some of the theories:

Dewey said there are very shallow earthquakes, but at a low strength they wouldn’t produce the boom heard by residents.

It’s possible that another branch of the military, such as the Navy or National Guard, was flying a jet in the area, Schrag said. A representative with the North American Aerospace Defense Command also said the group had no missions in the area at the time the noise was reported. 2. Low-level seismic activity.

1. Sonic boom from an aircraft.

The noise and vibrations felt by area residents likely were not from a shallow earthquake, according James Dewey, a research seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Based on the spread of reports, he estimated that the vibrations were felt in an area of 25 square miles.

The Federal Aviation Administration refused to disclose whether or not supersonic aircraft were in the area Monday morning, deferring comment to the military. Maj. Andrew Schrag, a spokesman for Air Combat

While the nearby station can detect seismic activity of as low as 1.5 magnitude, Dewey said he’d also check with a United Nations nuclear testing monitoring site which measures infrasound. While the agency is looking for clandestine nuclear tests around the world, the data can be useful in discovering seismic activity. “We lean towards the idea that it doesn’t represent a seismic incident,” Dewey said. “An earthquake that would be large enough to produce a sound over a substantial area, even if it was very shallow, would be in the

two range.” Scientists have speculated that shallow earthquakes not recorded by equipment were the cause of unexplained loud noises in the Northeastern part of the country and along the East Coast, often referred to as “Seneca guns,” according to a post on the U.S. Geological Survey’s website. Loud booms have been heard on the shores of Lake Cayuga and Lake Seneca in New York. Similar unexplained noises have occurred along the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as coastal India. More unusual seismic activity that can cause noise is cryoseism, also known as a frost quake. If the ground freezes to a sufficient depth, plate movement can cause cracks and noises. Dewey said it’s more common farther north and he ruled it out due to the lack of sustained cold weather in the area recently. 3. Meteorite.

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Saturday, Jan. 14 Boys basketball - SHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Southington, 6:45 p.m. Girls basketball - SHS vs. Wethersfield at Wethersfield, 6:45 p.m.

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Judge: Church negligent in theft of statues By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

Marie Conaty received more than $5,000 as part of the small claims judgment.

“Were this a case of theft of St. Thomas Church was neg- an urn or teddy bear, this court would agree with (St. ligent in preventing thefts of Thomas) on its lack of liastatues from its cemetery, bility. But the items stolen according to a New Britain were two very large statues judge, who ruled in favor of which required a truck and a family who lost statues relarge tools to remove them portedly worth $30,000 and from the grave’s foundation,” sued the church. Braffman wrote in her deciJudge Elaine Braffman ruled sion, which was provided to late last month that the the newspaper by Conaty. St. church was liable for not pro- Thomas “was put on notice viding security, such as gates that thefts which required or an alarm system, after sev- large trucks and machineral similar thefts. Mary Mo- ery were happening and (St. relli and her daughter Ann Thomas) could easily have

prevented such thefts by either gates at night or some kind of alarm system.” Church representatives argued that the cemetery is only responsible for landscaping and other maintenance. St. Thomas pastor the Rev. Nick Melo deferred comment to church lawyers, who didn’t return a call for comment on Friday. He said the church eventually did put in gates to protect the cemetery and hasn’t had any problems since the arrest of a Meriden man. In October, James Gill, of

Meriden, was arrested and charged in the theft of statues from the cemetery. Gill was found guilty last month of two counts each of third-degree larceny and illegal sale of a gravestone. He was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended after 30 months, and three years of probation. Fifteen statues missing from the cemetery were recovered during a police investigation. Police said the recovered statues were worth $2,300 to $6,000 each. Morelli’s statues were not recovered. Conaty said two four-foot stone angels were taken from

the family’s plot. The family received about $5,000 from their insurance company and the court award nearly pays for the lost statutes. Melo said Morelli is a parishioner, but Conaty is not. Conaty said she wanted to pursue a claim with the church’s insurance, Catholic Mutual, but wasn’t allowed. Conaty also sent a letter to the pope, complaining that the church wouldn’t pay out of its insurance funds for stolen statues. Suing the parish was uncomfortable, but she said the outcome will help others.

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Sound therapy offers treatment alternative By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

Ed Cleveland strikes, scrapes and taps different sized gongs hanging on a stand, quickly switching out mallets of various sizes for his work. He is not playing music. He’s treating a student sitting a few feet away. Cleveland combines sound therapy with reiki and aromatherapy at his office in the Apple Valley Chiropractic and Wellness Center on West Street. “The entire universe is a vibrating force of energy, that is what we work on,” he said. A healthy body operates at a certain frequency, but anxiety reduces those vibrations, according to Cleveland. Gongs, bowls and other types of therapy remove the negative energy and anxiety.

“Sickness and disease actually has a frequency,” he said.

injured doing martial arts and lost his job.

During the meditation sessions, Cleveland creates sounds with the bowls or other instruments and adds his own whistling, singing and positive affirmations.

“I put out to the universe, ‘I need some help,’” he said.

At his office on Jan. 4, Cleveland demonstrated his technique with a student and patient, Lisa DeFurio of Rocky Hill. While she was lying down, he put a bowl on her back and created a deep, low sound. “This one isn’t as loud but it almost has a corkscrew effect. It can reach into the body and pull out pain,” Cleveland said. He alternated bowl noises with drum and monochord sounds while speaking to DeFurio. The new millennium started with several blows for Cleveland. He got divorced, was

Cleveland was drawn to a book about reiki, an eastern relaxation and healing technique. While participating in martial arts he’d come across some of the concepts but soon was exploring the healing properties of essential oils, shamanic practices and sound therapy.

Katherine Thibault, a freelance writer and town resident, wrote about her experience, saying her session helped lift a creative block, made her more resistant to stress and removed a numbness in her spine. Anthony Ciardella, a local primary care doctor, isn’t opposed to sound healing if there are benefits and practitioners don’t discourage their clients from seeking other medical aid.

“If it works, I’m for it,” he said. Middlesex Hospital in Middletown is working to establish a sound therapy program. Sound therapy is a simple, no cost and safe intervention that provides symptom relief to patients, said Debra DePasqua, the hospital’s nursing administrative supervisor.

“Every bone, organ and cell has its own specific healing “There are a lot of things that vibration and resonant frepop up in the medical field, quency,” she said. “During people scoff at them but then find that there are benefits,” he physical or emotional stress, the frequencies are out of said. “I wouldn’t discount it.” balance and vibrations of the Although the cause of pain or body go out of tune. This reDeFurio said a session is like stress reduction from sound sults in disease.” a “natural high.” healing could be vibrations, For first-time clients, Cleveplacebo effect or some“I feel like I can take on the land said, the reaction is usuthing else entirely, Ciardella stress of life much easier afally surprise at the unfamiliar added, it’s prideful for medter this,” she said. sounds. He urged skeptics to ical professionals to only avoid the fear and concern of She recently kicked a caffeine accept methods that can be trying something new. addiction with the help of fully explained. treatments at the center. He spent a week in Pennsylvania at the Advance Gong Training Camp with Mitch Nur. Cleveland also has certifications in reiki, sound healing and aromatherapy.

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Busy stretch for local skiers At last, fresh powder has fallen on the coastline. Connecticut may have had the best ski conditions in the nation last weekend. For me it was a tale of two mountains. I spent some time at Mount Southington last Saturday and made fresh tracks on every run in the hard snowfall. On Sunday morning we tracked new powder at Powder Ridge. We had a weekend of great skiing without driving more than 20 miles. The race season started with high school events at Mount Southington last week and continued with events for junior races last weekend. The Rams and Blue Knights dueled at Mount Southington and ended with a tie. On the girls course, the Southington ladies finished sixth out of the teams competing and the Cheshire girls finished 10th.

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Daly Hynes led the Lady Knights, finishing fourth out of the 80 racers. Shayna Aronson came in eighth followed by Lindsay Adams in the 12th spot. Carly Sanangelo also scored for the Knights, taking 25th place in L class. Kalie Tomko was the top Cheshire lady, placing 12th among the L class girls. Over on the boys course, Cheshire took the day. The Rams finished fifth among the L class teams while Southington ended the day in seventh place. Southington’s Griffin Smith finished second overall and first in L class. Cheshire’s Jared Chase finished third among the boys from the

large schools followed by teammate Anders Norback in fourth. Less than sixtenths of a second behind Norback, Blue Knight racer Matt Chambers finished fifth in class. Judging by the times in last week’s race, the Southington and Cheshire boys are going to finish in a tight group in every race. The rivalry could come down to the last run of the last race of the season. Junior racers from the Mount Southington ski team also started the competition season last weekend. On Saturday, the U-16 racers traveled through the drifting snow to Berkshire East resort in Massachusetts for the opening GS of the Tri-State season. Elise Namnoum was the top South-

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On Sunday, the race at Mount Southington was the opening event of the Connecticut Youth Ski League season for boys and girls in U-10, -12 and -14 classes. The home team captured several medals.

Southington’s Max Sena-Goldschmidt came in 16th and won the gold for U-10 racers, while his teammate, Anthony Matusic, finished 24th overall and third in U-10 class.

The Mount Southington girls finished six racers in the top 19 spots. Kaylie Fryer led the local ladies, taking the top spot by more than three seconds on her home snow. Her teammate, Faith Richert, finished third, with Grace Mahmood right behind. Kaila Hendren finished 11th overall and took the silver medal for U-12 girls. Southington racer Alexandra Foucher finished 18th out of the 68 girls, followed by Samantha Dumais in 19th place. Over on the boys course, the home team had a fantastic day, placing eight racers in the top 16.

*** UConn women’s ski team captain Kelsie Carlette, from Cheshire, is going to the World Alpine Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland next month. Carlette, a dual citizen with an Irish passport and an Irish FIS racing license, has been named to her home country’s ski team, which will race in the worlds. Southington native and former UConn ski coach Larry Gianatti recruited Carlette to the Husky squad before he moved west to direct the competition program at Telluride, Colorado.

“Everyone involved with her development – Cheshire Philip Kaftan finished third High, Mt. Southington, the overall and took the bronze for U-14 racers. Noah Richert UConn ski team and the finished fifth overall and took MacConnell Division of the the silver for U-12 class while USCSA – have the right to be very proud of her achieveEthan Hine finished eighth ments,” Gianatti said. among the 91 racers and third in U-12 class. “If all goes well, we hope she will move to Telluride next Jay Lapierre came in ninth, October to train and prepare followed by Charlie Schneifor the Olympics with the der in 10th, Aiden Slovinski Telluride Ski Club,” Gianatti in 12th, Gavin Crowley in added.

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Aresimowicz repeats call for bipartisanship By Mike Savino Record-Journal staff

HARTFORD — Rep. Joe Aresimowicz reiterated his call for bipartisanship after taking over as House speaker on Jan. 4 . “There are no Democratic solutions, Republican solutions here,” he said in an address to the chamber after being elected its new leader. He pledged to work in a bipartisan manner, adding “it will be the practice, not the exception.” Leaders from both parties said they expect Aresimowicz to fulfill that promise, but House Minority Leader Themis Klarides also advised him to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest because of his full-time union job.

just days after the state Republican party unanimously adopted a resolution saying Aresimowicz’s job did represent a conflict as the legislature looks to balance a budget. Klarides accepted the opinion, but warned Aresimowicz on Wednesday not to do anything that would shake the public’s confidence. “Unfortunately we live in a world where it’s not always about what’s right and wrong, it’s about what the perception is,” she said She also said Aresimowicz has been an “honest broker” when they’ve worked together. “That’s all you can ask of someone on the opposite side,” she said. “I have no reason to believe that will change.”

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House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said Aresimowicz has shown an ability “Joe is not the speaker of to handle adversity in recent the House for the Demo-

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Kennedy Middle School Honor Roll Rogers, Ben Roper, Sean Roper, Elise Ryan, Hope Scalise, Julian Scalise, Anna Shamus-Udicious, Sydney Shea, Caitlyn Sheldrick, Gwenyth Silva, Julianne Slesinski, Jake Sperry, Charlotte Stack, Chase Stanish, Ava Stomsky, Samantha Storm, Alexis Strong, Claire Swindon, Nicholas Tabellione, Marco Testa, Benjamin Thomas, Raymond Thomas, Colton Thorpe, Mateo Torres, Thuytien Tran, Eliza Vecchio, Matthew Walling, Kirsten Watrous, Brody Watson, Matthew Whitaker, Molly Whitaker, Pam Win, Riley Wolf, Hailey Zaczynski, Ashlee Zawada, Hailey Zembrzuski; second honors: Sydnie Adams, Fogofoluwa Adeniyan, Amelia Andronowitz, Sophia Balisciano, Kamron Beaudoin, Trey-Von Belin, Alexandra Bialko, Abigail Blancato, Devin Bougie, Emma Bromage, Layla Brown, Mason Brown, Emily Burke, Gavin Cain, Macaela Cain, Morgan Carrera, Eden Castonguay, Aiden Chapman, Justin Christian, Chelsea Coello, Ava Coppola, Eli Culotta, Thomas Czarkosky, Haillie Dammling, Sara Danby, Ryan Dattilo, Mara DeLuco, Ryan Dlugos, Jacqueline Dobransky, Julia Dolan, Sean Donovan, Caitlin Dube, Gregory Dunne, Edward Fabrycki, Alexander Fenwick, Matthew Findley, Connor Fletcher, Jenna Flynn, Michael Gibson, Jessica Greco, Alexander Grejdus, Katrina Heath, Karson Henriksen, Brayden Jean, Ava Joiner, Rachel Jurkowski, Alyssa Kraft, Alexis L’Heureux, Chris Lin, Justin Liu, Nicholle Loban, Madeline Longo, Davis Lord, Ryder Maciokas, Jaden Maia, Lindsey Maldonado, Eileen Martinez, Shawn Matukaitis, Tyler Michaud, Brandon Migliore, Brooke Miller,

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Santino Morgan, Sarah Nadile, Nicholas Napolitano, Jane Nichols, Timothy Nivison, Ryan Ogren, Richard O’Neil, Sean O’Reilly, Harry Panajoti, Jacob Paquette, Olivia Paradise, Mark Perkins, Nguyen-Long Phan, Jenna Plourde, Luciano Prado, Louisa Quartuccio, Jackson Rafferty, Skylar Renehan, Allyson Rogus, Bethany Rubin, Alyssa Ryan, Natalie Salerno, Jenna Sampias, Jana Scott, Tralee Shea, Darla Shehu, Delaney Sicotte, Caden Sirois, Nicholas Smith, Brandon Soden, Laney Sullivan, Rachel Surveski, Nicole Szuba, Maya Szymanski, Noah Tamayo, Riley Tierinni, Katie Trella, Sydney Valarose, Lucas Vernali, Eli Vernick, Samantha Widger. Grade 7, first honors: Olivia Allen, Brady Aylward, Jamie Baden, Alexandra Barner, Jack Barnum, Olivia Belfonti, Olivia Benson, Eva Bilodeau, Olivia Bonomo, Grayson Borla, Trent Campbell, Anabel Cannatelli, Lindsey Catlin, Melaina Coleman, Samantha Colwick, Annalise Cook, Hannah Cooper, Megan Crean, Megan Daley, Marc Davis, Kenneth Decker, Emily Derek, Dominic D’Eugenio, George Doherty, Matthew Feeney, Vincent Fioriello, Jason Fisher, Abigail Flanigan, Mia Forgione, Zachary Foti, Jack Freyler, Evan Gilbert, Benjamin Gorr, Julia Grabowski, Taylor Hall, Elena Hanson, Karter Henriksen, Seungeun Hur, Jack Hurley, Benjamin Ismail, Reilly Jarvis, Samantha Kania, Lilyann Kenefick, Amber Kohl, Claudia Kosko, Owen Kwok, Matthew LaRoche, Ethan Lebo, Cody Lefkovich, Brendan Leone, Mackenzie Ligon, Gregory Lindsay, Alisa Llabani, Madelyn Lukanik, Kyle Martin, Daniel Mathew, Anika Mathur, Samantha McAllister, Kersyn McBride, Abigail McLaughlin, Justin McMeans, Sadie McPartland, Daniel Messner, Gavin Michaud, Joseph Morales, Matthew Morgan, Nina Muir, Abigail Mullins, Alexis Mullins, Kyle Murrah, Benjamin Nagle, John O’Connor, Kayleigh O’Connor, Molly O’Keefe, Eric Orsini, Regan Plourde, Morgan Pratt, Griffin Prushinski, Brie Pugliese, Jenna Puskas, Zoey Rubins, Thomas Sagnella, Ryan Salzillo, Lacey Samela, Dylan Sego, Anthony Sena, Mina Silva, Nicholas Siwek, Trevor Sousa, Cara St. John, Cameron Stanton, Stephanie Starrs, Samantha Sullivan, Taylor

Sullivan, Emma Swindon, Himanshu Thakur, Bryce Tindall, Riley Tindall, Alyson Torino, Minh Tran, Megan Wadman, Collin Wilcox, Sarah Wirkowski, Brooke Zajac; second honors: Fiyinfoluwa Adeniyan, Taemoor Ahmad, Aiden Alfano, Anneliese Baillargeon, Alison Barretta, Noah Bobik, James Boyle, Luca Boyle, Thomas Buonanni, Kathryn Calandra, Jaisen Carusone, Samantha Casale, Skyler Cassidy, Claire Cavanaugh, Sydney Conley, David Cova, Gavin Crowley, Ryan D’Averso, Anthony Del Debbio, Taylor DePaolo, Ashlyn Desaulniers, Cayden Descoutures, Nicholas Dizenzo, James Drivdahl, Nicholas Dube, Lillian Eaccarino, Jessica Eaton, McKenzie Evoy, Alida Fabiano, Imane Fahmi, Giovanni Feliciano, Tefta Fezaj, Sophia Forcade, Katie Gagne, Aidan Garry, Adam Gaszek, James Gatzen, Antonia Gibbons, Macy Goldberg, Brody Goodenough, Ethen Green, Kaitlynn Griffin, Lillian Gura, Lauren Humphrey, Elise Jamharian, Nathan Jobbagy, Madison Johnson, Mason Jordan, Mia June, Alex Kieras, Riley Kofsuske, Latifa Kone, Lindsay Koulouris, Jan Krause, Endrin Kukaj, Aiden Kuziak, Katrina Lacombe, Gabriel Lawson, Ryon Lee, Tyler Lombardo, Trenton Lord, Kevin Lowrey, Alexis Macdonald, Juliette Marcuccio, Rhianna Marshall, Amanda McKee, Elaina Meccariello, Jenna Michaud, Logan Miller, Olivia Mitchell, Nikolaos Morikis, Zachary Moskal, Kelly M’Sadoques, Adriana Oddo, Cameron Otano, Anthony Penisse, Devin Perugini, Jack Pleva, Kyra Powers, Gabriella Radin, Rodge Marcus Rebeca, Sarina Riedinger, Mackenzie Robinson, Troy Rousseau, Alexander Roy, Jackson Rusiecki, Ethan Sheline, Madison Sicotte, Jayrel Smith, Rebecca Smith,

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DePaolo Middle School Honor Roll SOUTHINGTON — DePaolo Middle School has named the following students to its honor roll for the first quarter. Grade 6, first honors: Brianna Accetura, Adam Adamczyk, Malakai Adams, Sebastian Airo, Kendra Albrycht, Kyle Aldieri, Eman Alhidami, Abigail Angelillo, Steven Audi, Katelynn Ayala, Morgan Barthelette, John Bell, Nicholas Bertola, Antonio Bicknell, Maggie Blanchard, Stella Blanchard, Lucien Boudreau, Nicholas Bouffard, Liana Bourdon, Christopher Bray, Nicholas Breski, Gabrielle Bruce, Jennifer Burzynski, Emma Buzas, Kate Cantillon, Chloe Caraballo, Laney Carmody,

Kent Carnright, Sebastian Castillo, Chace Castiola-Krenke, Marina Chaplinsky, Wendy Chen, Giovanni Chiulli, Joseph Conti, Julia Crowley, Anya Czerepuszko, Jacob DeGumbia, Jacob Derynioski, Maria Ditota, Aurora Donato, Sarah Drechsler, Josephina Dudac, Antonio Egidio, Bradley Eng, Emily Fay, Evan Fiora, Taylor Foresi, John Frechette, Mary Gage, Derek Gajewski, Stella Gilmore, Rachel Gregory, Victoria Grosfeld, Kayla Grullon, Isabella Guay, Nicholas Halloran, Madison Hendricks, Aedan Hoffman, Neison Homar, Christopher Howes, Nicholas Hulten, Remsha Hussain, Tyler

Hyjek, Rylee Indomenico, Alexis Irazabal, Klea Jackson, Abbygale Konopka, Joshua Kosienski, Lauren Krar, Maximillian Krom, Erika Kusiak, Trenton Laframboise, Alexander Landry, Kathryn Langland, Ryan Larrabee, Carter Larson, Brendan Lasbury, Emma Lasker, Makenzie LeBarron, Morgan LeBarron, Sophia LeBlanc, Sophia Leone, Seth Lespier, Evelyn Lewis, Gwenyth Longo, Alexa Lunn, Kylie Majchrzak-Brino, Joleen Mangassarian, Alexander Martin, Madalyn McAuliffe, Kayleigh McHale, Jacob McKay-Tinder, Kaelynn McKinstry, Diego Mendez, Jenna Meyer, Emma Miller,

Jillian Milo, Mackenzie Monahan, Devin Moore, Dante Napoletano, Matthew Niro, Timothy Nunn, Jessica Palladino, Adriana Palmieri, Teresa Paturzo, Luke Penna, Lilly Percival, Natalie Perry, Kyle Pescetelli, Emma Pfanzelt, Christopher Pierce, Natalie Possidento, Jeffrey Potter, Anna Pouliot, Arianna Prior, Samantha Proch, Michael Putnam, Kyle Raia, Julianne Rasten, Noah Richert, Dylan Rogala, Alex Rosania, Aryan Saha, Kelsey Salerno, Sofia Scalise, Sophia Sciascia, Katherine Segrue, Chayse Shamleffer, Alexa Simoniello, Nicholas Sisto, Hayden Soda, Joscelyn Spinelli, Madeleine Straub, Rachel

Stumpf, Luca Tedone, Amanda Thompson, Boden Tito, Justin Vaillancourt, Hayden Vargo, Peyton Vesneski, Benjamin Vroeginday, Skylar Wahnowsky, Tylan Walwyn, Isabella Warner, Brooke Warren, Christian Watson, Jacob Watson, Haley Weiner, Matthew Weiner, Rachel Weiner, Samantha White, Matthew Wills, Alexander Wolven, Ryan Wolven, Jessica Wright, Allison Zak, Michael Zalewski; second honors: Rosanna Abbatiello, Nancy Abdelnaby, Michael Junior Affum, Michael Senior Affum, Zackary Albrycht, Charles Alfano, Adam Alward, Luciana Andrea, Alexander Betros, Dylan Billingsley, Jeremi

Gregoire, Madison Haberski, Sarah Hadlock, Jasmine Hallett, Alex He, Andrew Higley, Frank Higley, Mya Hochstrate, Sarah Hofmann, Madison Johnston, Daniel Kalvaitis, Megan Kashuba, Joseph Keating, Elizabeth Kelly, Joshua Konikowski, Evan Kristopik, Sara Kuczynski, Katherine LaCluyze, Brady Lafferty, Sarah Langdeau, Jakob

Langhans, Olivia Lanteri, Josh LaRoche, Sean LaRose, Ashley Lazzari, Blake Lewis, Peter Loban, Connor Longo, Gavin Malone, Jackson Malsheske, Nicholas Marecki, Cole Marek, Ryan Matthews, Caleigh McDougall, Connor McInnis, Mitchell Messina, Anthony Micacci, Emaan Mirza, Aurianna Monteiro, Ava Muir, Robert Nadile,

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>> DePaolo From A13 Bobbitt, Zoe Bourque, Scott Burksa, Nathan Caballero, Samantha Cannuli, Lincoln Cardillo, Evan Carey, Dominic Carrillo, Della Carroll-Anderson, Madeline Castiola-Krenke, Victoria Chamberland, William Chapman, Justin Cleland, Jacob Clemente, Shawn Cox, Stephanie Cusson, Michelle Cyr, Aidan D’Aquila, Jake DeGumbia, Nicholas Duling, Kevin Feeney, David Feliciano, David Festa, Aidan Fox, Devan Fox, Joshua Frappier, Tyler Frotten, Matthew Gainer, Dominic Giarratano, Nicholas Gius, Bartosz Giza, Darrell Glovna, Timothy Godlewski, Hadley Gonzalez, Matthew Gouin, Julia Graikoski, Jonathan Halla, Benjamin Hastings, Jameson Hewko, Jacob Hughes, Akshaj Illa, Corbin Jankowski, Logan Joseph, Ema Kinney, Tyler Kirk, Daniel Kolodziejczyk, Aiden LaBarre, Trebor LaBree, Kelsey Lamson, Louis Landino, Jake Lausier, Farah LeBrun, Medina Lumani, Alex Maheu, Amber Maier, Rayan Mamoon, Dylan Mange, Jared Mangiafico, Milan Marukovich, Anthony McNamara, Tyler McVicker, Allison Mikosz, Mikalyn Mirisola, Hailey Mutcherson, Zachary Myrick, Drew Nafis, Jake Nafis, Chelsie Neill, Nieve Nesprido, Michael O’Sullivan, Krishna Patel, Dale Percival, Daniel Perlot, Kaitlyn Reardon, Michael Reed, Matthew Riccio, Ty Romeo, Haley Rushing, Grady Ruth, Anthony Salzarulo, Alexa Schneider, Sean Senich, Carson Sewell, Vanessa Stein, Liam Straub, Lily Talon, Benjamin Taylor, Joseph Tonnotti, Elizabeth Trenske, James Tucker, Cynthia Lynn Villa, Alexavier Waas, Makayla Winegar, Enis Zharku, Eric Zhuo.

Grade 7, first honors: Jassmine Abdelnaby, Julia Baldwin, Karoline Barrett, Jacob Berger, Noah Bernier, Aravind Bhamidipati, Morgan Birdsey, Megan Bissoni, Jillian Blaszko, Brendan Borkowski, Connor Bouffard, Maile Bourget, Allison Bradshaw, Andrew Brino, Jacob Burke, Noah Capobianco, Meghan Carroll, Madison Chapman, Jillian Christensen, Nathan Cofrancesco, Landon Colby, Olivia Conforto, Abigail Darling, Ryan DelMonte, Amela Dishnica, Jaedyn Drayton, Keira Dubitsky, Connor Faye, Megan Fontano, Sebastian Foresi, Brendan Garvey, Tia Guay, Raymond Hardy, Andrew Hedberg, Isabelle Hoffman, Owen Huard, Nathan Hunt, Jacqueline Izzo, Kevin Kambo, Julia Korp, Zoe Krane, Devon Krupinski, Monika Kryzanski, Sara Kumor, Joseph Landino, David Laszewski, Rylee LeClair, Alexa Lombardo, Jacob Lowell, Abigail MacAllister, Victoria MacMullen, Alexander Maindon, Joseph Meade, Luke Meade, Ashna Mehta, Sophie Miranda, Rory Missal, Sarah Mitelman, Keira Mulligan, Neya Mulrooney, Adrianna Patton, Angelina Paulus, Alexandra Pechillo, Norah Pensarosa, Jack Pfanzelt, Luke Poirier, Bogna Prusak, Austin Pszczolkowski, John Regalbuti, Sage Reinhardt, Matthew Rodrigues, Tyler Rosenzweig, Kerissa Salsbury, Lauren Scarpa, Victoria Scavone, Daniel Semmel, Rumman Shahzad, Kaitlin Siedel, Gillian Smith, Mohammad Sohaib, Shane Sullivan, Sophia Swain, Olivia Teixeira, Chelsea Thurston, Connor Whitehead, Sophie Wojcicki, Maya Wroblewski, Sarah Zharku, Justin Zitofsky; second honors: Gavin Anderson, Kaitlyn Asido, Allie Baldwin, Emily Barry,

Ryan Barthelette, Chloe Bauman, Isabella Beaulieu, Jesse Bishman, Vincent Borghese, Callia Borkowski, Owen Bradley, Emelie Brady, Connor Brayall, Callie Brennan, Braydon Carmichall, Nisa Casiano, Gabrielle Castonguay, Justin Chiulli, Sarah Delfino, Benjamin DelVecchia, Raychelle DeMarco, Logan DiPaola, Christopher Dolan, Katelynn Duffy, Micala Earl, Meghan Fay, Kristina Ferreri, Jonathan Figella, Peyton Fischer, Ella Fleischmann, Elizabeth Flynn, Emily Foertsch, Jaykan Gonzalez, Jake Gorham, Natalia Gorski, Daejah Graves, Jared Guida, Victoria Handi, Maxwell Hotchkiss, Kevin Hubert, Medin Iljazi, Emanuele Izzo, Luca Izzo, Mario Izzo, Kendra Jackson, Konrad Jez, Laney Jones, Charles Kaufmann, Evan Kimmel, Sidney Klau, Amanda Koczera, Isabella Lambert, Avery Latham, Zoe Lawrence, Abigail LeBarron, Spencer Li, Ryan Lunn, Jack Marano, Daniela Marius DeSoto, Avery Martin, Joseph Mazzarella, Ryan McGlotten, Devin McKnerney, Hannah Meyer, Logan Miceli, Samantha Millerick, Harish Mohan, Stephen Morelli, Nicole Mulrooney, Madelyn Napierski, Jacob Nocera, Bianca Olchanowski, Erin O’Neill, Nicholas Orange, Leeana Ortiz, Dominic Pagano, Samuel Peruta, Leighton Phillips, Nathan Pierce, Madison Prendergast, Thomas Provencher, Camille Rollins, Nicolas Rubino, Madison Rust, Julian Sa, Domenic Santarsiero, Devin Sargent, Wyatt Schadt, Mason Simons, Ethan Simpson-Mayette, Nathan Smole, Ethan Solury, Makenzie Swift, Madison Sylvester, Aiden Szczepanik, Ryan Teixeira, Alexander Thomas, Javon Thomas, Tanner Thomas, Sarah Tufts, Peyton Upson, Megan Walasewicz, Amelia Webster, Alana

Wherry, Taylor Youle, Cheyenne Yuhas, Isaiah Zagorski, Jakub Zukowski. Grade 8, first honors: Sera Altomari, Devan Bade, Adam Badgley, Andrew Bafuma, Kelly Barrett, Nicole Bartlett, Corrie Bonomi, Sammi Bray, Matthew Brennan, Alex Bruce, Caleb Buzas, Audrey Cantillon, Alexandra Carabetta, Ella Carmody, Michaela Ceruti, Kathryn Clynes, Julia Collins, Rebecca Conforto, Jeffrey Cormier, Ethan Cremese, Benjamin Darling, Luke DeAngelis, Aedan Derrick, Michael Ditota, Aidan Dolan, Giovanni Donato, Ethan Eng, Caroline Fishbein, Timothy Gage, Harsh Gandhi, Marissa Ganezer, Sadie Garfinkel, Zuzanna Gawel, Veronika Gorski, Skyler Gravel, Allison Guzauckas, Amanda Hagan, Avery Halloran, William Handi, Dhespina Hilaj, Madelyn Hooks, Morgan Hubert, Marisa Imme, Saimir Kaja, Connor Kane, Amitojeroop Kaur, Brycen Kennedy, Samuel Klau, Erin Klem, Faith Kosior, Savannah Krom, Logan Lada, Sara Lafontaine, Spencer Laframboise, Tracy Lam, Brianna Lanci, Jackson Landino, Devin Larrabee, Robert Lasbury, Kevin Le, Jolie Leavitt, Gabriel LeBlanc, Brianna Linehan, Amanda Lipka, Shannon Litchfield, Richard Macioce, Kelley Marshall, Anthony Matarazzo, Jack McManus, Grace Michaud, Christopher Millerick, Annabel Molina, Vanessa Montalvo, Denarius Morales, Mikayla Morris, Andie Nadeau, Adrianna Padua, Stephanie Palma, Julia Panarella, Tressa Pantalena, Ryan Paradis, Alex Partyka, Matthew Paul, Brianna Pearson, Devin Pelletier, Kayla Pelletier, Olivia Perkins, Patrick Perlot, Livvy Pizzitola, Rachel Possidento, Micaela Potamis, Sophie Reinhardt, Alison Rembish, Maximilian Renzi, Alina Rivera, Jordyn Ro-

gala, Scott Sandulli, Evan Schmarr, Joshua Silva, Gian Singh, Sarah Sisto, Glen Somers, Abigail Sowa, Brynn Steele, Jackson Sullivan, Marlee Susca, Ava Tonnotti, Payton Turnquist, Alexis Valentine, Jenna Vargas, Yan Vasilenko, Jada-Lynn Vercosa-Bennett, Lauren Verrilli, Andrew Vroeginday, Jaden Vuong, Jyllian Wagner, Ryan Walsh, Ralph Warner, Stephanie Wills, Jeff Wu; second honors: Catherine Adamczyk, Jackson Alfano, Ryan Andrews, Leon Azemi-Vllasaliu, Amanda Boan, Daniel Bouteiller, Madison Buckley, Cooper Burdette, Alexa Caron, Christian Carrero, Dolan Cassone, Ethan Cerra, Christina Cheng, Alyssa Cleland, Aidan Clingan, Taylor Collar, Mackenzie Costello, Brooke Daigle, Cristian Davis, Dominic DeCosta, Abigail Delgado, Giancarlo Dominello, Elliot Dougherty, Addin Efendic, Alexander Fazo, Heaven Fraser, James Frechette, Jack Gallagher, Emily Garafola, Matthew Geary, Jackson Gilroy, Adam Goralski, Joshua Graikoski, Donovan Greenlaw, Connor Hamlin, Lindsey Hunt, Iqra Hussain, Jonathan Jenkins, Dylan Johnson-Alers, Delaney Jordan, Shawn Kavanah, Jacob Krar, Mason Krupinski, Sean Lafontaine, Braeden Laframboise, Shane LaPorte, Jazmin Lasane, Cole Lespier, Elisa Likaxhiu, Dylan Loffredo, Leah Maiorano, Cole Maluszewski, Justin Mange, Darius Mangiafico, Sebastian Maslinski, Devin McGlotten, Matthew Mirisola, Olivia Mowrey, Nolan Nesprido, Shalyn Noble, Adessa Noyes, Joseph Pedley, William Perry, Natalie Potter, Scott Putnam, Morgan Ramsay, Ashley Reed, Faith Richert, Renee Riendeau, J’nae Roach, Marco Sagnella, Sophia Slowik, Andrew Steindl, Dominic Szlejter, Elizabeth Urcinas, Jennifer Verrilli, Cody Warren, Noah Watson, Madison Zabel.

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miss and make, and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department and Southington Youth Basketball Association for promoting the contest. The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.9 million members. The Knights support various youth activities around the world and contribute over 70 million volunteer hours and $162 million to various charities.

Christian Watson, 12, left Aidan Buck, 12, and Ryan Hammarlund, 10, wait for their turn at the foul line during the Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Free Throw Championships held at the Southington Catholic School in Southington on Jan. 7. | Justin Weekes, For the Record-Journal

Mazzatti praised Southington Catholic School for

The other winners Saturday were: Matthew Doherty (boys 10, 11-for-15), Nathan Humphrey (boys 11, 13for-15), Zoey Rubins (girls 12, 7-for-12) Adrianna Shea (girls 13, 9-for-12) and Jenny Yang (girls 14, 5-for-12).

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“To propose this is to ignore all the other facts,” The additional firefighters Pocock said. “Maintaining would staff a station, possibly what we have is going to Engine Company 5 on River be a challenge, never mind Street. Commission Chairexpanding.” man Michael Bunko said the He said he’d offer the same department has a difficult advice to all department time getting enough volunheads as they prepared teers for some calls, particularly those during the work spending plans for 2017-18. day. “It’s nice to live in a vacuum like that,” Pocock said. “Un“It’s very, very difficult for fortunately I have to live in them to get a truck out from the world of realities as far as time to time,” Bunko said. the budget.” “We can demonstrate the need for additional staffing.” Town Council Chairman Michael Riccio, a RepubliThe late 2015 letter to the can, said he hasn’t reviewed commission also detailed the proposal and couldn’t concerns about unreliable comment. responses from the department’s volunteers. Last year, the commission requested $250,000 for four While the department has additional firefighters. Reseven new volunteers in publican leaders of the countraining, Bunko said the cil said they instead wanted town still only has one better coordination befire station that’s manned tween volunteers and career around the clock. staff or better research into Ed Pocock III, a Republican staffing before funding new councilor, said the state’s fipositions. nancial situation will likely mean cuts in town aid for the Bunko said a volunteer coordinator position was sugupcoming fiscal year.

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“You try to do the same motion every time and if you contestant to the state finals miss a free throw you can’t each winter. get mad. You have to slow “A lot of games are decided at down and start over,” said Watson, a DePaolo Middle the foul line,” said Mazzatti, School sixth-grader. “Free Deputy Grand Knight for throws can mean the differCouncil 15. “These children ence between winning and are taking part in a free, fun competition, but they’re also losing.” practicing their free throws Buck, a Kennedy Middle under some pressure. This School sixth-grader, was the way, when they’re playing for state runner-up last winter. UConn the pressure is not He has a consistent approach going to bother them. It all at the charity stripe: deep comes down to consistent breath, three dribbles, bend form.” at the knees and shoot on balance. Gabriella D’Angelo tied for the most shots made Satur“You have to have a routine day with 13 to capture the and relax,” he explained. girls 11 division, while Aidan Alexis Irazabal, a DePaolo Buck and Christian Watsixth-grader, said she shoots son settled first place with a shootout in the boys 12 com- about 50 free throws a day during the winter. petition. They both drained 12-of-15 during regulation. “It’s all about having good Watson made all five in the form and concentrating,” she overtime session, while Buck said. missed one shot.

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Awkward, but not unethical, ties to unions With Berlin Democrat Joe Aresimowicz taking the reins in Hartford, the state now has a House speaker who is also a longtime employee of AFSCME Council 4. This is not without precedent — Meriden Democrat Christopher Donovan, for instance, worked for SEIU while he was majority leader, although he left the union post after he became speaker in 2009 — but it raises some questions. Should the most powerful politician in the General Assembly also be an employee of a major union, especially when that union represents a great many state employees? The speaker, after all, controls the calendar in the House, deciding which bills come to a vote and which don’t. Isn’t that a clear conflict of interest whenever union pay or benefits are at issue? There is a natural tension, not to say antipathy, between labor and management, and the ascension of

To be fair, what the state is dealing with now is not simply the need to pay current bills, but also to deal with what past administrations and past legislatures have done — or have failed to do — to keep up with those budget liabilities. And it should be noted that the new speaker’s union job does not involve contract negotiations. We are not questioning Aresimowicz’s integrity, and he has already received a preliminary go-ahead from the Office of State Ethics. But that office deals only with financial conflicts.

State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, is sworn in as House Speaker during the first day of the 2017 legislative The Republicans do see “an session on Wednesday, Jan. 4. | Mike Savino, Record-Journal

a full-time union employee to the speakership blurs that line. Will his first loyalty be to the residents and taxpayers of Connecticut — all of them — or to his union brothers and sisters? This is especially troublesome now, as the state en-

ters yet another year of big deficits, with people on both sides of the aisle making it increasingly clear that no lasting solution to the state’s budget woes will be found without addressing state employee pay and benefits, including pensions.

untenable conflict,” in view of the pressure on the General Assembly to somehow balance a budget.

For his part, Aresimowicz has pledged to work in a bipartisan manner: “It will be the practice, not the exception.” House Minority Leader Themis Klarides accepted that pledge, but still had

problems with the dual role, she said, “because of the fact that we have such a dire budget situation, and such a big part of that is union contracts, and health care, and pensions.” The General Assembly is indeed facing a budget shortfall of well over $1 billion, and those costs are bound to be a major part of the discussion. Anyone in Aresimowicz’s position would find himself tested. Individual members can always recuse themselves from a vote, when appropriate, but the speaker can’t very well recuse himself from being the speaker. There is an obvious solution, of course, to all of this: We could start paying our lawmakers reasonable salaries as full-time employees of the people, but we suspect that’s unfortunately not going to happen. – Originally published in the Meriden Record-Journal.

COMMENTARY

Cutting state aid to towns, governor butchers sacred cow Hysteria is exploding all over Connecticut because Governor Malloy is canceling $50 million in state aid to municipalities, including $20 million for education. Even Republicans, who ordinarily posture in favor of cutting spending in general, if not so much in particular, are upset, since the cuts are disproportionately targeting wealthier and Republican towns and have come in the middle of the municipal budget year, as if wealthier towns can’t handle them better and as if there is ever a good time to cut particulars. While the governor is being forced to make the cuts because of declining tax revenue, it’s still the best thing he could do for the state, because it challenges the status

of municipal aid as a sacred cow of budgeting. In fact municipal aid is mostly just part of the “fixed costs” of government, which are becoming infamous for cannibalizing public services.

That law forbids most school systems from spending less than they spent during the previous year, even if their enrollment goes to zero. Connecticut’s school enrollment has been declining for many years and the law was Municipal officials and legis- enacted to make sure that lators shriek that the aid cuts money saved from declinmay force towns to lay off ing enrollment was given as teachers. Of course that com- raises to unionized school plaint assumes — as everyemployees rather than left one in Connecticut’s special with taxpayers. interest-dominated politics wants to assume — that That is, the highest aspiraschool boards can’t or won’t tion of most people in state extract concessions from and municipal government in their teacher and adminisConnecticut is not to serve the trator unions. public but rather to become a “fixed cost,” a cost placed The shrieking also assumes safely beyond the reach of orthat the state law establishdinary democratic budgeting. ing the “minimum expendiThe most important work of ture requirement” for school government, like care of the systems can’t be repealed. innocent needy, gets no such

protection but instead is always exposed to cutting when money gets tight. While those who have become “fixed costs” have not noticed it and couldn’t care less about it, the governor steadily has been cutting support for the innocent needy. “Fixed costs” constitute about half the state budget and two-thirds of municipal budgets. They largely involve personnel. There can be no saving the state without unfixing them. But unfixing them would require confronting the biggest political force in the state, the government employee unions. Hence the terror being experienced by elected officials. They have no idea of how

they could win an election by trying to articulate the public interest rather than by obediently serving the special interest. But the governor’s cuts in municipal aid indicate another terror for them, the continuing underperformance of state tax revenue. This underperformance disproves claims from both state government and the federal government that economic conditions are improving in Connecticut. If conditions were improving, tax revenue would be rising without tax increases and Connecticut would be gaining population, not continuing to lose it. Chris Powell is managing editor of the Journal Inquirer in Manchester.


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well as leaders of town departments to disclose properties owned and interests in businesses by them or close family members. At a public hearing Monday, Jan. 9, members of the Board of Education, the Board of Fire Commissioners and the Zoning Board of Appeals opposed the disclosure requirement. “To ask a volunteer, unpaid elected official to disclose private, personal information about not only themselves but their spouse and their children is wrong,” said Colleen Clark, a school board member. She described the disclosure plan as an insult to her judgment.

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cated” the decisions made by the ethics board in 2015. In addition to making a legal court the body for appeal in ethics cases, the new ethics code would put a cap of $10,000 on legal fee reimbursement for those who win cases. Lombardi accumulated nearly $30,000 in legal fees which the council voted to reimburse. Simms resigned from the ethics board shortly after the decision following criticism from his party. “If our actions were in any way responsible for the excellent changes here, then you’re welcome,” Simms said.

Andy Meade, the other Republican on the ethics board, voted against the finding Terri Carmody, school board of an ethics violation in the vice chairwoman, said the Lombardi case. He joined council’s ordinance subcom- other officials in opposmittee should have better ing the financial disclosure communicated with elected which he said was going too and appointed officials about far and was unnecessary. the proposed changes. She “We all pretty much know also said no minutes were each other who serve on the taken at the subcommittee board,” he said. meetings.

“I believe I know when a conflict of interest should arise in my decision-making and know enough to recuse myself,” she said. “As a volunteer who puts in many, many hours, I don’t think I should be required to disclose my financial holdings.” The town’s ethics board is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans. Both Republicans who were on the ethics board at the time of the complaint against Lombardi spoke on Monday.

Mary Baker, vice chairwoman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, said she wasn’t in favor of the financial disclosures but thought other proposed ethics changes had merit. “There are certain sections that I would agree with on the rewrites,” she said.

She and Meade worried that the requirement to list properties or businesses owned would reduce the pool of residents willing to serve in government.

“We’re giving a lot of our time and talent and effort and I think you would dissuade a lot from wanting to Craig Simms, the former chairman of the ethics board, serve,” she said. “We know our purpose here. We’re here voted with the two Democrats in that case to find that to serve.” Lombardi had violated the Town Council Chairman Miethics code. Their verdict was chael Riccio said the ethics overturned when Lombardi changes would be sent back appealed to the Town Counto the ordinance committee cil, which had a Republican for review following Monmajority. day’s input. Another public hearing will be held before Simms said the proposed changes are up for a vote. changes “absolutely vindi-

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Time to work together for common good is the federal holiday celebrating the life and work of By Dick Fortunato Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special to The Citizen Friday, Jan. 20, is the inauguration of President Donald We have two significant dates J. Trump, who will take the coming up: Monday, Jan. 16 oath of office.

An American Baptist minister and activist who led the Civil Rights movement, King is known for his influential role in advancing civil rights using his Christian-based beliefs of nonviolent civil dis-

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of my own space and imagination I have thought deeply about what it might be like. Frankly, it evoked realities King was involved in such too grim for comfort. Like notable events as the 1955 King, I believe violence exMontgomery bus boycott, acerbates racism. I do not the founding of the Southaccept the extreme courses Service ern Christian Leadership24 HourofEmergency action advocated by some. CT License #P1 279241 Conference in 1957 and the DayIService Same Available M-F but don’t have the answers unsuccessful 1962 struggle I believe I can use my voice against segregation in Aland actions to effectively asbany, Georgia. sert that the status quo is a grossly unacceptable human In 1963, he organized the condition. nonviolent protests in Birmingham and the march of My 2017 resolution is to be 250,000 demonstrators to the a better person. I’ve begun Lincoln Memorial in Washto-seek opportunities to bet• Water heater replacements ington, D.C., where King ter understand others who gaveOil, his famous “I have a Gas, Electric are not like me and to add dream” speech. my voice to today’s focus on

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Blue Knights steam past Meriden co-op Record-Journal staff

SOUTHINGTON — An early January get-together has become an annual rite for the Southington and Meriden co-op boys swim teams. This year, the celebration belonged almost exclusively to the Blue Knights, who won all but one event in posting a 94-70 decision in a season-opening CCC South crossover meet Friday afternoon at the Southington YMCA. Brendon Egan and Derek Melanson led the way for the home team, winning two individual events apiece and swimming on a first-place relay. Egan brought home the 200-

yard freestyle (1:55.95) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.91). Melanson did the heavy lifting in the 200 IM (2:13.25) and 500 freestyle (5:25.27). Egan teamed with Evan Bender, Nick Kelley and P.J. Ramsey on the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.76). Melanson joined forces with Zack Blake, Brian Egan and Tyler Heidgard on the 400 free (3:42.00). Heidgard and Blake opened the meet winning the 200 medley with Ramsey and Julie Duszak (1:50.45). Heidgard later won the 100 backstroke (59.13), Blake the 100 free (52.53) and Ramsey the 50 free (24.02). Meriden got its win from Colin Paddock, who touched

first in the 100 butterfly (1:00.56). Sheehan 86, Branford/Guilford 79: The Hornets had the faster times in all but one race, but the Titans had the greater depth, which swung this SCC crossover meet in Wallingford to the home team. It was the first win of the season for the Titans (1-3), who knocked off a Division I team to get it. Rory Sweet posted Sheehan’s lone swimming win, taking the 100 freestyle in 52.55. Sheehan diver Andrew Buehler won with 277.75 points.

Cheshire got right down to business by winning the 200 medley relay (1:43.34) behind Will Wynne, Ryan Mostoller, Ben Brewer and Jamie Eigner. Brewer and Eigner were also on the first-place 200 free relay (1:34.20) with Joe Cannata and Jack Hanke. The quartet of Malone, Wynne, Eigner and Mostoller capped the night in the 400 free (3:36.16). Malone was a double-winner. The junior touched first in the 100 backstroke

(1:00.07) and 200 free (1:55.88). Completing the freestyle sweep were Wynne (50, 24.05), Brewer (100, 50.42) and Cannata (500, 5:12.42). Also for Cheshire, Mostoller won the 200 IM (2:07.48), Richard Le took the 100 breaststroke (1:08.89) and Ankit Sahasrabudhe had the fast time in the fly (57.88). Christian Chasse won diving for LH (0-2) with 200.24 points.

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A few thoughts upon regaining better health While I hear so much about global warming, it still makes me wonder if all the info they are giving us on it is correct. In my school years, I was told that many of the mountain ridges as well as many of the larger lakes on our continent were the results of the Ice Age. If this is true, then we have been in a form of global warming since the beginning. I only mention this because of the freaky weather patterns we have been experiencing over the past couple of years. I can remember a time when we would be ice skating on many of the Village ponds by Thanksgiving. Now I can’t for the life of me remember safe ice at Thanksgiving for many years. In essence — and I definitely do not possess a scientific mind — I figure this global warming thing has been go-

ing on for a long, long, long time. This brainstorm of mine was brought on by watching the ice appear on many lakes and ponds in our area and then start to melt back during the warming trend we had and what effect it might have on some of our youths. We spend millions of dollars to build and rebuild schools, and then try and figure out what sports can be taken away to balance the budget.

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ful Parker 20-gauge side-byside double barrel that he I guess I’m just spoiled from did his hunting with. (Note: having grown up in a better Parker shotguns were made time. in Meriden and are still one of the most coveted upland Would you believe that during our early teens almost shotguns today.) all of our “gang” had privy And I know you will find this to firearms and knives? Yet next one impossible to benever once was there a firelieve, but we even traveled arm tragedy, either acciden- on Connecticut Company tal or intentional. buses to various hunting

It also makes me wonder why our schools don’t have fishing classes as well as firearms safety classes or even an outdoor hiking club that could maintain our Linear Trail system.

Our parents knew when we left the house with a firearm, where we were going to use it and who we were going with. Boy Scouts used to wear their uniforms proudly on special school days, and a Boy Scout knife on a clip on their uniform belt was part of the uniform and certainly not a reason for expulsion.

In our schools? Kids would be lot better off fishing in their spare time or spending time in our great outdoors than getting arrested for some stupid mall prank/

Even when we got into high school, I carried a shotgun in my 1936 Dodge. After school, one of the teachers came out to look at it and then he showed us a beauti-

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Come to think about it, back then there were never any drive-by shootings or horrific shooting massacres like those that are so prevalent today. Yet, as kids, we played many games with imaginary firearms day after day all year long, yet none of this imaginary gun play ended up in real-life shooting tragedies. But back then even the movies did not promote the blood and gore that seems to excite today’s youth. And if that isn’t enough, what about these “kill as many people as you can” video games that are everywhere? Doesn’t anyone think that all of this extreme violence in videos and movies nowadays could have an impact on a youth or anyone who might have a mental problem?

Many of today’s movies and videos promote the lifestyle of the bad guys and feature enough blood and gore to horrify some and, sad to says, fascinate others. Whatever happened to a mystery movie that made one think about the script and where it was going, rather than bringing up the sight of a wall covered with blood and brain matter? Maybe the time has come for more support to organizations like Beat The Street and the Meriden Boys and Girls Club. And while we are at it, let’s promote the fun of fishing in some of our schools as well as firearm safety and maybe even an archery program. It sure as heck beats having kids arrested for fighting in a mall. We all know the impact drugs have had on today’s youth, yet back when I was a kid, the only drug we knew about was aspirin. My how times have changed.

Outdoor news I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research while on the mend from my recent ailment and came up with some interesting info. A Wisconsin hunter shot what he thought was an eight-point buck near Abrams in northeastern Wisconsin. The deer weighed in at 180 pounds and had an eight-point set of antlers. When it came time to field

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dress the downed critter, they discovered the deer had female genitalia. Jeff Peritzl, District Wildlife Supervisor for the State Department of Natural Resources, says the doe likely had a higher testosterone level, which night occur in one in 100,000 deer. He says the deer was tagged as a buck because the antlers were at least three inches long.

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The hunter who shot the huge doe says he plans on having the entire deer mounted, though he doubts his wife will let him put it in

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is warning the public about a scam that fools people into paying for a fishing license without providing one. The department warns of at least two unofficial websites that give consumers the impression they can purchase fishing or hunting licenses for any of the 50 states. But after paying the fee, consumers are simply given more information about how to

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As advertised, this is a fly fishing-only show. They are also advertising more than $60,000 in door prizes. For more info, go to flyfishingshow.com. That’s it, gang. I am getting better by the day. See ya and God Bless America and watch over our troops wherever they may be.

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Panthers, Knights cruise to confrontation “Working with Figueroa and with the group we have has helped him a lot,” Coach McCarty said. “We’re tough in that [upper middleweight/lower heavyweight] area with [Stratton, Carlson and Arroyo]. He’s developed a lot of toughness and technique in a short amount of time.”

By Ken Lipshez Record-Journal staff

The Platt wrestling team entered the new year on a mission. The Panthers sailed through the early portion of their schedule. Nick Martone has established himself as one the state’s top 285-pounders. Ben Stratton has excelled at 160. James Burrus (195/220), Mannash Carlson (145), Victor Torres (113), Zavian Arroyo (170), Isaiah Ronda (182), Chris Bonilla (195), James Rondini (106) and Jeremy Polanco (120) are powering their way toward high seeds in the Class L tournament in Guilford come Feb. 18. Others who have competed well include the Morris brothers Damian (138) and Dante (152), the brothers McCarty, Devyn (152) and Andrew (132). and the Flores boys, Cesar (195), Andy (220) and Brian (152). The Southington Duals on New Year’s Eve day posed a daunting challenge: a meeting with Mt. Anthony Union of Bennington, VT. The fourth-seeded Panthers won just one of the 14 bouts against MAU — a 7-2 decision by Carlson — in los-

Ben Stratton and the Platt wrestling team are off to a 14-1 start. Their lone loss was to powerhouse Mount Athony Union of Vermont at the Southington Duals on Jan. 7. | Justin Weekes, For the Record-Journal

ing 69-3. They dumped the tournament’s second seed Winchester, Mass. 46-33, Branford 51-19, Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech 52-24 and outmanned Cheshire 72-6. MAU’s success rate in Vermont, and to a lesser extent New England, is very UConn-lady-like. The last time the Patriots finished anywhere but first in the Green Mountain State was the 1988-89 season. They’ve amassed 30 state crowns. Since 2012, they’ve won three of four New England titles and dropped just one dual meet.

McCarty’s party “We’re getting contributions from all over the

lineup, even from the junior varsity kids,” Platt coach Bryan McCarty said. “With the amount of matches we’ve had, we’ve had to slip some JVs in to give the kids a blow, like Ronda, who had a family commitment Saturday.

Platt (14-1) is ranked 12th in the latest Connecticut coaches’ poll. Southington (6-1), which has a tournament-loaded schedule and has fewer dual meets, is eighth in the state. On Saturday, the thirdseeded Blue Knights lost to No. 1 MAU in the finals by 57-18. They turned back Winchester (42-30), Ridgefield (63-17), NFA (71-12) and Amity (51-12) in pool competition.

Charge! The Knights went into their own Duals having finished sixth in the George Bossi Lowell (Mass.) Holiday Tournament last week. Paul Calo (160) won a championship in a competition that included 73 New England schools including MAU, Winchester and Timberlane, N.H., New England champions seven of eight years between 2005 and 2012. Other place-winners for Southington in Lowell were Austin Abacherli (2nd at 152), Jacob Cardozo (4th at 113) and Shaun Wagner (5th at 132).

“Mt. Anthony would be the top seed in New En“It’s too early to tell, but they gland right now,” Southare showing some toughness. ington coach Derek Dion said. “Winchester usually is Beating Winchester was a win against a good program. among the top five in Massachusetts and their coach They come in here every (Lawrence Tremblay) is the year and the final is usually winningest coach in Masbetween them and Mt. Ansachusetts. Bryan’s dothony. To see us and Southing a great job at Platt, so ington do well is a credit to we had some pretty good Connecticut wrestling.” competition.” Ronda, stuck behind state Platt and Southington were place-winner Bernard seeded in separate pools and Figueroa last year, seems didn’t meet. The Panthers ready to make his mark. upset the Blue Knights at the

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Kyle Solomon (126), Colin Brick (106), Tagan Welch (138) and Tim Budnick (145) all split their four bouts. Heavyweight Jimmy Starr was unable to make the trip (elbow injury). Rich Rivera was bumped up to 285, but had to yield his second bout due to sickness. Rich Zayas went 1-2 at 220. “Rich hadn’t had time to train coming in off football, but he was awesome this weekend,” Dion said. “He beat a kid from MAU who placed third at Lowell.”

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Call Isaiah Jones “Mr. Double-Double.” Platt’s senior center was riding a string of five straight as he and the Panthers prepared to battle Middletown on Tuesday night. Jones took off in late December, scoring 56 points and pulling down 50 rebounds in three games. He kept it going with 16 points and 10 boards in the 82-76 double-overtime loss to Berlin on Jan. 3. He put up 16 points while pulling down 10 rebounds in the 75-69 win at New Britain on Jan. 5.

It would be cute to say Kevin Ransom has been holding opposing defenses for ransom, except it isn’t true. Ransom hasn’t been taking any prisoners. Lyman Hall’s 5-foot-11 junior point guard fueled the three-game winning streak the Trojans took into Monday night’s matchup with Guilford by scoring 22 points at Maloney on Dec. 31, 19 at Jonathan Law on Jan. 3 and 22 at home against East Haven on Friday night. He had 22 in a loss to Platt on Dec. 27.

While we don’t prescribe to the notion of predestination, it would seem when your name is Will Wynne, victory is bound to be yours. Will Wynne, in fact, did plenty of winning to help Cheshire get off to a 4-0 start. The senior was a double-winner in the first three meets and swam on two winning relays in all four. Friday’s victory in the 50 freestyle against Lyman Hall gave Wynne seven individual first-place finishes in five different events so far this season.

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Three different girls held Sheehan’s indoor track distaff pole vaulting record at 8 feet, 6 inches. That’s an awfully crowded field. Stephanie Phoenix made it less so and bettered the mark by a full foot when she cleared 9 feet, 6 inches just after Christmas at the Rhode Island Classic Track Invitational in Providence. The junior will take aim at the outdoor record of 10 feet, 6 inches in the spring. Said coach Charles Farley,“She has a good shot at doing that as well.”

Melanie Polanco was the leading light for Maloney girls basketball last year and she is again so far this season. She’s led the Spartans in scoring (and often in rebounding) game in, game out. Through Maloney’s first seven contests, the junior combination player had 99 points for a 14.1 scoring average. Her season high (so far) came in Maloney’s 44-40 overtime win over Bristol Central on Dec. 29. Polanco had 22 points along with nine rebounds and three steals.

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The lay of the ice after the first shift By Joe Boyle Record-Journal correspondent

Zach Monti is impressing coach Brian Cannon between the pipes. Monti’s success will be important to the Warrior-Knights because of the lack of experience in the defense. In the win over BCR, Monti saw a handful of breakaways and odd-man rushes.

The high school hockey boys are hitting the ice pretty strong this season. When any of our local teams hits the ice, you can expect some big genos (goals for you old-timers), even bigger hits and some exciting puck being played. Cheshire, the lone Division II team the Record-Journal covers, is rounding out in the Top 10 of the division. The Rams currently sit at 3-2 with wins over Lyman Hall-Haddam Killingworth-Coginchaug, Watertown-Pomperaug and Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe to counter losses to Glastonbury and East Haven.

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Lyman Hall’s Chris Blanchard and Cheshire’s Conrad Reynolds battle for the puck in their season opener back on Dec. 21 at Wesleyan. | Justin Weekes, For the Record-Journal

Giusto noted last season that Solla is a coach’s dream because of his work ethic.

Hall-Southington Hall-Southington flexed its offensive muscles Wednesday night handling Bolton-Coventry-Rockville 7-2. The win could be the catalyst that sends the Warrior Knights on the right path moving forward.

After the top three scorers for the Rams, the next scorers on the list have, at most, just three points. That gap will hopefully be closed as the season progresses and returning players like Conrad In Wednesday’s win, the big Reynolds and Sean Crowley standout was Hall’s Mike continue the offensive sucDiPietro, who notched a cess they showed last season. hat trick and an assist in his Lyman Hall (1-3) has been first game with the team. A Offense, offense, offense is handicapped by a Division II-heavy schedule to start the the name of the game for the sophomore showing that success so early in the seaRams at the moment and season, not to mention an son is very exciting for the injury that’s sidelined Hunter they will need to continue Warrior-Knights. this trend if they want to get Boileau, last season’s SCC back to the SCC championDivision II/III Player of the Another offensive weapon is Year. A young Sheehan team ship game, where they were Southington’s Jeremy Fortin. downed last season by North stands at 1-4 out of the gate. The senior captain showed Branford. success last season when he Here’s a detailed early-seawas second on the team in On the defensive end, reson look at the four area points and he is continuing turner Ryan Novia has been teams. the trend. playing some good puck, giving help to the offensive Cheshire Fortin has speed and can guys. Along with Novia, Joey Cheshire can score goals. handle the puck really Yurczyk and Jake Wallinger This is clear with guys like well, even in full stride, as Ammar Chaudhry, Matt Fed- are leaders on the back end, shown against BCR when he which needs to provide erico and Vinnie Solla leadstreaked down the ice and continued success moving ing the way. They combined scored shorthanded. forward. for both goals in WednesFortin’s leadership is vital day night’s 2-1 win over That isn’t to say the guy beto the team. Fortin’s neuWatertown-Pomperaug. tween the pipes, Tom Bishop, tral and defensive zone play isn’t doing his job. His first And yet Cheshire does not show he was ready to accept game against Lyman Hall, have a clear No. 1 point the leadership role. a 5-3 victory, was a good scorer at the moment. Fedone to get under his belt. On the blue line, Drew Booth erico shows the most promWhile he did look technically stands out for me. He’s anise to be that answer. He’s sound, first-game jitters were other smart kid out there already got eight points, folpresent. After shutting out with all the tools to be good. lowed by Solla with six. Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe 3-0, He isn’t flashy and isn’t going Solla is a real positive for expect Bishop to get more to wow you with a beautiful the team. He is one of the and more comfortable as the play, but he’s a smart, physhardest back-checkers on No. 1 guy in the crease. ical hockey player that every the team and coach Anthony team needs. The other three clubs — Hall-Southington, Sheehan and the Lyman Hall co-op — are in Division III. Hall-Southington ranks No. 6 at 2-2-1 after Wednesday’s night’s 7-2 victory over Bolton-Coventry-Rockville.

Lyman Hall-Haddam Killingworth-Coginchaug hopped off to an exciting start with a 3-2 overtime win over Daniel Hand and had really strong outings against North Haven (3-0) and Cheshire (5-3). The LH Co-op is currently 1-3, but as I said at the beginning of the season, the won-loss record will not be indicative of how good this team is. Currently, the team is playing without last year’s leading scorer, Hunter Boileau. That hasn’t stopped Kyle Roberts from being a stud in the offensive zone. Roberts’ highlights already this season consist of a three-point game against Cheshire and the overtime goal against Hand. On the defensive side, Chris Blanchard has picked up where he left off last season. Blanchard is the strongest skater on the Trojans and, arguably, in all of Division III. Alongside Blanchard is Markus Trahan. Trahan doesn’t do more than he needs to do. He isn’t going to go coast to coast with the puck very often or rocket a slap shot into the upper corners of the net. He is a defensive-minded defender who breaks up opposing teams’ scoring opportunities and does a really good job of leading the breakout. Also, Jack O’Brien has been an electric factory for the Trojans so far. He’s the type of player who can get a big hit or big goal and change the momentum of any game. He is also the type of player opposing teams get really irritated with. O’Brien is the guy you absolutely love hav-

ing on your team, but other teams are going to absolutely hate. Finally, Finley VanHouten has proven to be ready to be the No. 1 goalie for the Trojans. Coming into the season, VanHouten’s lack of game experience concerned me. With a heavy Division II presence in the LH schedule, I was concerned she would not be ready to make the jump after being Zach O’Toole’s backup for her first three seasons.

Sheehan The Titans sit at 1-4 with a 5-0 win over the Eastern CT Eagles. In that win, senior Patrick Budds notched two goals. Budds is just a part of the big senior class for the Titans that includes Ben Naser and Jimmy Notarfransesco. Notarfransesco is one of the team’s captains and has proven to be one of the stronger skaters for the team. Notarfransesco is defensive minded, yet really impresses when he is leading the breakout and setting up the forwards. Naser is one of the team’s pure goal-scorers and can light up the horn on any given night. With the recent passing of his father, Naser has something to play for, which I think everyone can root for. Nick Gonsalves is another defender who has impressed me so far because he knows his own limitations. Gonsalves is a stay-at-home defender. He’s the defender planting himself on the blue line and putting the puck in front of the net for the forwards. He’s also really good at grinding out in the corners and setting up breakouts from behind the net. He’s not overly fast or overly big, but he has the awareness that a good defenseman needs out on the ice. The Titans have young talent oozing through the starting lineup that makes this team even more exciting.


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$ 99

4

$ 99

ea.

lb.

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LavAzza • Donut Shop Or Tully • Selected Varieties • 10 To 12 Ct • 3.4 To 4.8 Oz Box

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Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups

Sweet & Delicious

Certified Angus Beef Round

Selected Varieties 24.2 To 30.5 Oz Cntr

Selected Varieties 6.2 To 7.1 Oz Pkg

Folgers Ground Coffee

6

8

$ 29

Kind Granola Or Breakfast Bars

$ 99

2/$

ea.

7

Apple Jacks Or Froot Loops 12.2 Oz Froot Loops W/Marshmallows 12.6 Oz Corn Pops 12.5 Oz Or Frosted Flakes 15 Oz Box

Kellogg’s Cereal

6

3/$

Selected Varieties 10.3 To 14 Oz Box

Quaker Life Or Cap’n Crunch Cereal

2/$

4

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Red Ripe

Boneless Top Round

T O P S $349

2

$ 99 ea.

1 Dozen Cntr

Lean & Tender

Fresh Salmon Fillets

Pine Ridge Farms Boneless Pork Tenderloin

2

$ 49

Doyle Large White Eggs

Fieldale Farms Grade A

Farm Raised

Chicken Thighs Or Drumsticks

1

$ 79

99

¢

7

$ 99

Selected Varieties 48 Fl Oz Crtn

SUPER SALE

Breyers Ice Cream

2/$

$5. BUY 5 OF 1 ITEM, OF 5 AND PAY ONLY ANY COMBINATION WORKS FOR YOU! MIX THESE ITEMS IN COMBINATION THAT OF ANOTHER OR ANY OR 3 OF AN ITEM & 2

Lean Cuisine

1

$ 99 Selected Varieties 5.7 To 6.9 Oz Pkg

Zatarain’s Rice Mix

5/$

5

All Natural High In Potassium 8 Oz Pkg

White Mushrooms

5/$

5

In Oil Or Water 5 Oz Can

Solid White Tuna

5/$

5

Selected Varieties 22.6 To 30.5 Oz Cntr

Folgers Ground Coffee

6

$ 99

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77

Selected Varieties Or Stewed • 14.5 Oz Can

Selected Cranberry Varieties 46 Fl Oz Btl

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail

58487-01

2/$

4

Selected Varieties 18.5 To 19 Oz Can

Progresso Traditional Or Rich & Hearty Soup

2/$

3

Or Simply 100 Selected Varieties 4.2 To 5.3 Oz Cntr

Chobani Greek Yogurt

88¢

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Selected Varieties 6 To 8 Oz Pkg

Cabot Shredded Or Bar Cheese

4

2/$

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Selected Varieties Excluding All Natural 48 Fl Oz Cntr

Turkey Hill Ice Cream

2/$

5

5

Tuttorosso Weekly Ad view our weekly ad 5/$ and Diced Tomatoes build and print your shopping list at your Selected Varieties fingertips 28 Oz Can for any occasion.

5/$

Tuttorosso Tomatoes

5

Gift & Party Ideas Bakery, Party Trays, Selected Varieties Fruit Baskets, Wedding Cakes & Gift 16 To 24 Oz Jar 4/$ Ragú Certificates.

5

Pasta Sauce

ITEMS ON SALE JANUARY 13 ThRU JANUARY 19, 2017 FrI.

13

Sat.

14

5

Marketplace Or Comfort Selected Varieties 6 To 11.5 Oz Box

Sun.

15

mon.

16

tueS.

17

wed.

18

NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES. ILLUSTRATIONS ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT ITEMS ON SALE. ALL ITEMS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL STORES.

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