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Friday, May 21, 2010

PZC tightens regulations on adult-oriented businesses By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen After much debate on Tuesday, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved new regulations governing any potentially new adult-oriented businesses in town. The new rules were drafted by a PZC subcommittee after residents claimed the newly opened V.I.P. store, which sells sexually explicit material,-should never have been allowed to open on

Queen street earlier this year. Members of the newly formed Concerned Citizens for a Pornography-Free Southington called for regulation changes, which now clearly define an adult-oriented business, and better restrict where adult businesses can operate. Under the new regulations, adult businesses must be setback 750 feet from residential dwellings, and must be more than 500 feet from a church, school, and private

and public recreation areas. The ordinances also mandate that two adult businesses must be at least 1,000 feet from one another. Attorney Jennifer Yoxhall, a consultant for the town, said those changes leave a total of 14 locations that allow adult-oriented businesses. She said the likelihood of all those spots being inhabited is unlikely, however, because if one opened, it would eliminate

See PZC, page 21

Kampala Children’s Centre inspires Plantsville woman to go on mission Photos by Deb Mikan

The 8th Annual Touch-a-Truck Event, organized by American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Unit 72 and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department, brings more than 1,000 people to the parking lot of Derynoski Elementary School to see and learn about dozens of vehicles, from construction equipment to ambulances and limousines. Nicholas Del Santo takes command of a snow removal vehicle. More photos on page 9.

By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen A fundraiser held at Smokin’ with Chris on Sunday will help Dorie Conlon help strangers she already said she loves. It might not make sense to some, but for the 26-year-old missionary, Spanish teacher and Plantsville native, helping others is a concept that drives her life. Conlon is going on her second summer-

Leading chamber of commerce board not much different than skiing By Dan Brechlin Special to The Citizen

For James Garstang, the new chairman of the Board of Directors at the Southington Chamber of Commerce, the snow-covered hills of

Vermont are a long way away. They are not too far removed, from his mind, however. Garstang spent 11 years in Vermont in the ski business, at one point as director of ski instruction at Mount Snow.

Now, he serves as senior financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial group Garstang and Associates, 1783 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, which is not all See Garstang, page 11 Photo by Dan Brechlin

James Garstang, the new chairman of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, stands in his business, Ameriprise Financial Group Garstang and Associates, located at 1783 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike.

long mission and first-ever trip to Africa, simply because she wants to help others. A traveler at heart, Conlon intermingles her faith and love of adventure by taking frequent mission trips during her summer breaks. This time, her path leads to Kampala Children’s Centre in Uganda. The center provides a safe environment, education, access to healthcare and a loving

See Uganda, page 22


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 21, 2010

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oriented businesses expires. The new ordinances were adapted from the town of Berlin’s rules, said Sciota. Berlin tightened its adultoriented business ordinances after fighting against an application by V.I.P. in 2007. Since then, the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the town’s right to deny the store, being less than 250 feet from residential property. Concerned Citizens member Victoria Triano said she hopes residents attend the meeting to express support for the revisions. “I think the new regulations and ordinances are an excellent start,” Triano said. “I’m hoping they’ll approve them and we can get them on the books.” Luna said he hopes the town will not only adopt the changes copied from Berlin, but the town of Berlin’s attitude as well. He said Berlin officials chose to fight off V.I.P. before having tough regulations, simply for the good of the town. “We can copy the ordinances but until we copy their attitudes, I’m afraid it won’t be enough,” Luna said. “No regulation is worth anything unless you’re willing to enforce it.” The public hearing will take place Monday, May 24, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall.




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Residents plan to express support and offer input regarding a set of new rules governing adult-oriented businesses during a Southington Town Council public hearing on Monday, May 24. Public outcry against the newly-opened V.I.P. store on Queen Street recently spurred Planning and Zoning members to reexamine both planning and zoning regulations and town ordinances that govern adult businesses. The PZC approved revised regulations on Tuesday creating stricter rules such as upping the amount of the space adult businesses are allowed to exist from residential neighborhoods. While the PZC has jurisdiction over building and location issues, the council’s ordinances govern operational issues such as licensing and hours of operation,

said Deputy Town Manager and Town Attorney Mark Sciota. Members of a newlyformed Concerned Citizens for a Pornography-Free Southington group, including Tony Luna, have said the town’s current ordinances needed to become stricter and more clear in order to make sure businesses like V.I.P. steer clear of Southington in the future. Concerned citizens members have pushed for regulation changes since V.I.P. opened in February. Luna also worked with resident Lisa Barnes, who appealed the town’s decision to authorize a certificate of occupancy for V.I.P., claiming the amount of sexually explicit merchandise severely violates the town’s regulations. The zoning board of appeals denied the appeal, which is now being taken to judicial court. Luna said the fight to protect Southington is not over, however. “The question is, is Southington a place where our families and community are worth fighting for?” Luna said. “If the answer is yes, than we have work to do.” Scotia said the newly revised ordinances must be approved by the council by June 23, when a current moratorium against adult-

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A new club for women, Sorelle d’Italia in America, met for the first time on May 12. The club was started by five Italian women on San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph’s Day), March 19. The purpose of this club is to bring Italian women together, and to keep alive the Italian heritage and traditions, not just for the women but for their children. The group had an overwhelming response with a show of 65 ladies. The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sons of Italy Club, Center Street, in Southington. Visit for more information. Pictured are the founders and committee members, from left to right, Clementina Mennone, president; Giuseppina DeMarco, vice president; Antonietta Barbato, secretary; Connie Palazzo, treasurer; and Anna Lopreiato, trustee.

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Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Camp Sloper inducts new members into Hall of Fame By Rabia Hamid Special to The Citizen

On May 14, five inductees were the newest to join the roster of the YMCA Camp Sloper Hall of Fame. Mark Pooler, camp director, and John Myers, executive director, presided over the awards ceremony held at the camp on East Street. Recipients included Scott Berg, Peter Nemeth, Dr. Bob Jacob, Paula Knight and Rick Knight. The tradition of the Sloper Hall of Fame Award started in 2005 in order “to honor the accomplishments of contributors,” Pooler said. Recipients of the award have to be a camp member, staff member or volunteer, who through their activities, have had a lasting impact on the camp. But most of all, according to Pooler, a recipient “must be someone who models the YMCA values, which are caring, respect, honesty and responsibility,” he said.

Berg was a Sloper staff member in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and worked with special needs children. “He was one of the greatest Explorer directors of all time ... the nurturing and fun-loving person willing to do programs with the younger children,” Myers said. “The staff thought so highly of [him] as a mentor or leader.” Berg responded, “The experience was unbelievable. What the camp has given me is so much more than what I have given the camp.” Nemeth was a camp director in early ’80s. “Peter’s legacy was cemented years ago,” Myers said. “He took so much pride in the history of the camp and developed the first plan for Sloper,” referring to the 1984 Plan of Conservation Development, which was the blueprint for the current master plan. “It is a great honor to have people appreciate the work that has been done,” said Nemeth, who has worked

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Posing for a photograph at the YMCA Camp Sloper Hall of Fame event are, from left to right, Mark Pooler, Camp Sloper director, Scott Berg, Peter Nemeth, Bob Jacob, Paula Knight, Rick Knight and John Myers, YMCA executive director. About Jacob, Pooler said, “Dr. Bob Jacob has given the generosity of his heart. His energy and enthusiasm have been terrific.” Jacob told the crowd it was very satisfying and gratifying to be chosen for the award. He is currently a member of the Outdoor Center Committee and Pond Management Sub-Commit-

tee, and is a strong supporter of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. In closing, Pooler said, the Hall of Fame of Award “is a tradition we are very proud of and hope to have as the years pass by.” He attributed the success of YMCA Camp Sloper to its staff and volunteers.

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with various YMCAs across the country and has contributed 35 years of service. Paula Knight is Sloper’s former arts and camp director, former YMCA board president, and long-time board member. “About ninety percent of [my lifetime] is Camp Sloper. It was a really rich opportunity to spend with people who knew how to have fun,” Knight said. Her husband, Rick Knight, is a former member of the Outdoor Center Committee and Property SubCommittee. “Rick Knight is really the brains behind the operations, [who] brought a different dynamic,” to the camp, Pooler said. “Rick has been a leader on projects such as the amphitheater, waterfront renovation, and the arts and crafts cabin.” Rick Knight said, “We have all been involved in the camp as it has grown and changed. This is a place we’ve seen families growing up together.”


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 21, 2010

Body ID’d as missing Wolcott woman

The state medical examiner’s office identified Tuesday a decomposing body found in a grassy field in Cheshire as that of a 35-year-old woman who has been missing since last seek. Her husband, a Plantsville businessman, has been charged with murdering her. He is being held on a $3 million bail. Cynthia Cannon was reported missing by her hus-

band, Patrick Cannon, 44, on May 7. Two days later, police arrested him after finding a bloody trail at the couple’s home in Wolcott. The couple was in the process of getting a divorce and the house was in foreclosure. Steve Bradshaw, a truck driver from Waterbury, found the woman’s body Monday evening under a tarpaulin in Cheshire on Knot-

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Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Foundation seeks future philanthropists Critical challenges facing parents of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds will be the topic at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s first Catalyst Fund meeting for the year. The meeting will take place Wednesday, May 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Research & Education Center of the Hospital for Special Care, at the corner of Corbin Avenue and Osgood Avenue, New Britain. All members of the public interested in becoming actively involved in charitable giving are invited to attend this introductory meeting. Featured speakers will be Ruth Ettenberg Freeman, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in positive parenting education, and Lynne Web-

ber, co-chairperson of the Connecticut Parenting Education Network and training and education coordinator for KIDSAFECT. To attend, RSVP to Karlyn Jackson, at (860) 229-6018, ext. 300 or via email to Light refreshments will be served. The Catalyst Fund is modeled after giving circles around the country. It brings together people who care about Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington to experience philanthropy first-hand. To learn more about Catalyst Fund membership or CFGNB, call (860) 2296018, ext. 305, or visit


The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 of Southington is presenting the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. American Legion members will conduct services at: Panthorn Park, 7:30 a.m.; Wonx Spring, 7:45 a.m.; Quinnipiac, 8 a.m.; Recreation Park, 8:20 a.m.; South End Cemetery, 8:30 a.m.; Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 8:35 a.m. The Southington Marine Corps League will conduct services at: Memorial Park, 7:30 a.m.; Oak Hill Cemetery, 7:45 a.m.; Holy Trinity, 8:05 a.m.; West Street Cemetery, 8:15 a.m.; St. Thomas Cemetery, 8:35 a.m. Members interested in participating are asked to meet at the Post Home at 6:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. from Derynoski Elementary School, Eden Avenue. Legion members interested in marching in the parade are asked to meet at 10 a.m. in the school parking lot on Eden Avenue. Step-off time is 10:30 a.m. Dress uniforms are required. Anyone interested in marching in the parade can call Bill Richters, senior vice commander, (860) 621-6124.

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‘Your identity will remain anonymous’ on Web site By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen

Despite recent attempts to ban anonymous comments from the town’s online suggestion program Rescue-aBuck, the Town Council will maintain the program as is. Rescue-a-Buck is a link found on the town’s Web site eliciting comments to improve efficiency. Created nearly two years ago, the program has seen almost 200 suggestions since March

2010, said Assistant Town Manager Mark Sciota. Republican council members recently attempted to change comment submission process, requiring names and contact information, making it mandatory for people to submit their name and contact information, or at least an e-mail address, in order to create more accountability. Council member Stephanie Urillo said town staff should not have to run a


wild goose chase for unsubstantiated claims. “It provides us with accountability,” Urillo said. “It is a person’s civic duty to identify themselves. I think Rescue A Buck should also have that as part of its purpose.” Democratic council members John Barry and Dawn Miceli disagreed, believing some people might fear retaliation for complaints submitted, or simply prefer to remain unnamed. “I’d like us to remember that through the course of history, a lot of national and global issues have come forward as a result of people who literally could not give their name for one reason or

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have been anonymous so far, said Sciota. The town has acted on at least one suggestion, said Sciota, which can be seen at any town meeting. Elected officials are no longer given bottled Poland Spring water; a water cooler is provided instead. Town Council Chairman Ed Pocock said the program has not reaped enough benefits to justify the time town employees spend investigating complaints. “Let’s assume Mark Sciota spends about 10 minutes on each complaint — and that’s the low end — and now multiply that by his hourly rate,” Pocock said. “I was one of the people who defended the program when this came about, thinking maybe we’d find a diamond in the rough, so to speak, but now to leave a program intact, even when it’s not working, doesn’t make sense.”

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 21, 2010

Only one egg triumphs at Egg Drop challenge

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the supplies given to us in the bag. Each team had to fill out a log and draw a sketch of their contraption. On Thursday, May 13, the fifth-graders at Derynoski Elementary School competed in the Egg Drop. A fire truck arrived with a ladder that would be used to drop the contraptions containing the eggs from different heights. Mrs. Francis was brave enough to go in the bucket. The first height was 25 feet. Only eight eggs survived. Our egg was one of them. Then the eight surviving contraptions went up to

the next level — 40 feet. Seven of them completely smashed. Only one had cracks, but it wasn’t smashed. The judges, Mrs. DeLuco, Ms. Reilly, and Mrs. Ellis said that ours didn’t make it. Then in the end, they observed each egg and finally decided that we won! Mrs. Salerno announced to everyone that the Egg Beaters were the winners. The egg was inside a toilet paper roll with paper towels and a deflated balloon at the bottom. There was also a small Ziploc bag with a half-blown up balloon inside the bag to act as a

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An “eggmobile” is dropped 25 feet from Southington Fire Department Ladder 1 May 13 by Firefighter John Aldieri and Derynoski School fifth-grade teacher Debby Francis as part of a science experiment at the school. Teams of students were given materials to protect eggs, which were then dropped 25 to 35 feet. Many eggs survived the first drop, but only one emerged intact from the second round.

the first Petpalooza at the Southington Dog Park, Mill Street, Southington, on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost of admission is free; however the Jaycees will be collecting donations of cat and/or dog food to be donated to the Meriden Humane Society. There will be various activities throughout the day to include a dog friendly obstacle course where the canine friend will be able to test out its agility. Contests for the smallest, cutest, best hair-do, etc. will also be taking place. Raffles will ongoing throughout the event to win prizes for both your furry friend and yourself. The Meriden Humane Society will be there with their adoption bus of available cats and dogs for the public to view and adopt. Area dog friendly businesses will be on hand to offer information, as well as a representative offering information on the K9 Good Citizen Course. For more information, contact Bryan Trudell, president, at (860) 518-2236, or visit www.southingtonjay


Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Garden Club presents lifetime awards

Two Members of The Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington, Cathy Bouchard and Irene Langlais, were recently honored for their achievements with lifetime memberships into the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut. Both women received a letter and a pin to commemorate their award. Bouchard has served the Orchard Valley Garden Club as first vice president and also president. She has been instrumental in starting numerous club projects for the Southington community at the library, Barnes Museum, and Historical Society. Bouchard has

been especially helpful with horticultural photography exhibits, and often contributing club activity pictures to media articles. She has been a club speaker with presentations on container gardening and back yard water gardens. Many members have enjoyed picnics and tours at her home. Irene Langlais has served the Orchard Valley Garden Club as second vice president, and also as first vice president. She has chaired the Program and Hospitality Committees and is a key member of the Fundraising Committee. Her organization skills have been especially helpful at the

club’s Mistletoe Magic Christmas sales, May plant sales, and scholarship fundraising. Her floral and artistic arrangements grace the hospitality table at each meeting, as well as being a grand attraction at the club’s raffles. And like Bouchard, Langlais’s club activity pictures are also used in media articles. The next meeting for the Orchard Valley Garden Club is Tuesday, May 25, at 10 a.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. Reservations and information are by email only at

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Cathy Bouchard, left, receives her lifetime membership pin from Irene Langlais who also received the same honor.

Kristen’s Kloset open

Kristen’s Kloset, the prom project sponsored by Southington Youth Services to assist high school students with prom-related expenses, is open for business. The shop is located at 750 Queen St. in the former Shaw’s Plaza and is open Tuesdays 2 to 6 p.m., Thursdays 2 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shop features more than 500 new and gently used gowns, shoes, jewelry and purses and coupons for discounts on flowers and tuxes. Girls who donate a gown get a coupon to for a free gown. For more information, call Youth Services at (860) 276-6281.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 21, 2010

Artist, sculptors and photographers from around Connecticut entered the juried art exhibition sponsored by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. Artists their families and friends attended the opening of the show in April at Gallery 53 in Meriden. Major awards given were: The Judges Choice — Lynn Fisher; Best In Pastel, Ellie Bender; Best In Oils — Sandra Karakoosh; Best In Watercolors — John McKay; Best In Acrylics — Dee Krampitz; Best In Photography — Pat Walton; and Best of Show —


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Commerce President Art Secondo said he is also pleased with the recent growth in membership. “There have been more than 250 new businesses in the last six years that I have been here,” Secondo said. “The nice thing about Southington is that there always a lot of new businesses.” Secondo said he expects to see a continued growth under the new chairman. “Jim has a passion for Southington,” he said. “He is very devoted to the chamber and makes time for the chamber. He knows how to delegate and he is established.” Though Garstang is the new chairman, he said he does not expect much change on the board of directors because of similarities with Garstang’s predecessor. “Every year you get a new chairman and different personality and leadership and

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The First Baptist Church will make its annual trip to hear the Boston Pops 125th season at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. on Sunday, July 18. The coach will leave the church parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave., at 11 a.m. The POPS conducted by Keith Lockhart will be joined with guest Arlo Guthrie, son of the famous folk singer Woody Guthrie. Guthrie is known for his most popular songs “Ridin’ on the city of New Orleans”, “Alice’s Restaurant”, and more. Following the show, a complete dinner will be at the Cork n’ Hearth Restaurant in Lee, Mass. For more information and reservations, call Bev at (860) 621-3024.

The First Congregational Church of Southington, located opposite the town green at 37 Main St., will offer Be Still: Contemplative Worship at 6 p.m. on the third Sunday each month in its historic meetinghouse. The service will include about 10 minutes of silence and have worshippers light prayer candles during the prayer time. The Sacrament of the Lord’s super and a blessing by anointing will also be offered. Music for the contemplative service will be provided by Richard Szulczewski and Stephen Casillas. The public is welcome to attend Be Still.

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bookkeeping business. Her intelligence, wit and vitality were appreciated by everyone who knew her. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, Amadee Therrien, of Burlington, Vt.; two sisters, Mary Carabetta and Lura Borneisen, of Burlington; a brother, George Therrien; and many nieces and nephews across the country. Memorial donations may be made to the National Dance Institute at or mailed to the institute (in the form of check or money order or by credit card) at 594 Broadway, Room 805, New York, NY 10012.


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years, Jay Impellizzeri, was by her side. She was a dancer, having studied for many years with Arthur Partington and Arlene Hart in the Southington area, where she was born and grew up. She won many competitions, including third place in the New England Popular Dance Competition in 1978. She went on to a career in dance and singing before marrying and moving to Philadelphia, Pa., where she worked in accounting. She became vice president for property management accounting at Helmsley Greenfield Real Estate in Philadelphia. Her free spirit then took her to Santa Fe, where she established her own


Joseph Nicholas Celello, of Palm Desert, Calif., died May 9, 2010, after a lengthy battle with heart disease. He was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Southington, to Nicholas and Victoria Celello. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946, spending many months in China, Burma, and the India Theatre of Operation. Upon completing his service in the Army, he entered the University of Connecticut, graduating in 1950. He served in many Materiel Management positions in the Aerospace Industry. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church and enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a well-loved, respected and admired man, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy; his twin daughters, Pamela Samaniego and Patricia Hatley; his grandchildren who were the light of his life, Jennifer and Matthew Woodward, Ashley and Amanda Samaniego; his great granddaughter, Summer Woodward; his brother, William Celello; and his sister, Virginia Wallace. A Mass was celebrated May 18, 2010, at Sacred Heart Church, Palm Desert, Calif. Burial will follow at a later date at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo, Calif.

on the ice and playing field have left a lasting impact on his friends, fans and teammates. His legacy will continue on in others by the gift of organ donation. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Bob, of Cheshire, and Matt, of Boston; his sisters, Christine Murray, of Henniker, N.H., and Patrice Cachat and her husband, Frederic, of Weston, Fla.; and his nieces and nephews Max, Ian, and Saer Murray; Dan and Ben Schena; and Estelle, Pierre and Olivia Cachat. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday May 22, 2010, 10 a.m., at St. Thomas Becket Church, 435 N. Brooksvale Road, Cheshire. Burial will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday, May 21, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greg Schena Scholarship Fund, c/o Cheshire High School, 525 S. Main St., Cheshire, CT, 06410.

School graduate where he played football and was captain of the varsity ice hockey team for both his junior and senior years. He later graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in physical education and health education. During his four years at CCSU, he was a member of the ice hockey team, holding the position of captain for two years. He also touched the lives of many youngsters in Cheshire and Wallingford. He was a camp counselor for Cheshire Park and Recreation and was most recently the director for Camp Sachem. He was a substitute teacher for both Cheshire and Wallingford School systems and coached girls track and field at Moran Middle School. He was an assistant varsity coach for the Cheshire Rams football program. He was known for inspiring and motivating the youth in the Cheshire and Wallingford areas. His generosity, humor and love for life touched the lives of his family, friends, colleagues, students and all of those who knew and loved him. He was an avid Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics fan. His many years as a leader and tough competitor



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Jitters Coffeehouse — Cosby Gibson (folk music) and Shotgun Comedy Show with six comedians will be performing at Jitters Coffeehouse, Queen St., Southington starting at 8 p.m. Family Fun Night — Southington South Little League Baseball will be hosting a Family Fun Night on Friday May 21, from at 5 to 8 p.m., at Recreation Park. The evening events will include field day activities such as a home run derby, tug a war, balloon toss, tethered rides on the Re/Max Professionals hot air balloon, raffle prizes,




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tion, contact Tony Lamberto, at (860) 877-3210, or Heidi Bass-Lamberto, at (860) 8772842. ‘Black Widow’ — An evening with the “Black Widow”, Jeanette Lee, will be held at Shooters Billiards, 50 Spring St., on Saturday, May 22 at 6 p.m. There will be autographs, photos, pool stories, trick shots and more. There is a cost to attend. For more information call (860) 621-2073. Seating is limited. Jitters Coffeehouse — Bob Alonge (folk music) will be performing at Jitters Coffeehouse, Queen Street, Southington starting at 8 p.m. Mystery program at Barnes Museum — Southington Library and Museum Announces the Mystery at the Barnes Museum on Saturday, May 22,

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Silvio Macioci, 90, of Southington, husband of Philomena (Calandra) died at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. He was a native New Yorker, born on March 10, 1920, in Manhattan. He resided in the Bronx and also in Spring Valley, N.Y. and Florida before moving to

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R.I.; three daughters, Diane Jones and her husband, Brad, of Simsbury, Darlene Butkiewicz and her husband, Skip, of Southington and Kathleen Heitmann and her husband, Scott, of Corona, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Patrick, Connor and Shalyn Butkiewicz, Haley Jones, Audrey and Mitchell Kenna, Kennady and Taylor Heitmann; her brother, Edwin Koncewicz, of Bancroft, Maine; her sister, Hedy Madrak and her husband, Andrew Jr., of Farmington; her brother-in-law, Frank Aparo, of Southington; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Florence Aparo and Barbara Koncewicz. The funeral was held May 7, 2010, at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at Holy Cross Church. Interment

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25 Auditions for “Chicago” — Auditions for Southington Summer Stage’s July production of “Chicago” will take place by appointment only on Tuesday, May 25, at 7 p.m., and Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m., with callbacks on Thursday, May 27, at Southington Community Theatre Hall, 1237 Marion Ave. (the old Marion Firehouse), Marion. Those who

audition should come prepared with 16 to 32 bars of music and a monologue. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a fee to participate in the program. To make an audition appointment, e-mail or call (860) 841-4353. Southington Summer Stage is presented by Southington Community Theatre and sponsored by the Town of Southington Parks and Recreation Department.

Parts are available for ages 18 and up. The production will be co-directed by Lisa Carroll and Amanda Guay, and music directed by Mike Georgen. For more information, contact Lisa Carroll at (860) 841-4353 or Amanda Guay at (860) 543-3865. Care of garden tools — The Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington, will meet Tuesday, May 25, at 10 a.m., at the Southington

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Tennis car wash — On Sunday, May 23, members from both the Southington High girls and boys tennis teams will be at Southington Auto Wash across from Walmart from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As cars exit from the automated car wash, team members will be drying off the vehicles. The business will be donating a portion of the proceeds from all cars washed during that time period as well as all tips received. Also, Kiss 95.7 FM will be broadcasting from the car wash. Hair needed — Salon Couture, located on Center Street, is performing haircuts, both human and canine, for a fee on Sunday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to support the hair mats that are needed for the recent oil spill in the Gulf. The recent oil spill has prompted a drive to collect hair to make hair mats that help absorb the oil in the water. For information, call Barbara at (860) 798-0217 or visit rmatsinfo.html. Hoops for a cure and bottle drive — Southington’s Relay for Life team, Adventure to a Cure, will be hosting a three-on-three basketball tournament on Sunday, May 23. Rain date is Sunday, May 30 at Memorial Park in Southington. The tournament will start at 1 p.m. and end when the last team remains. There is a cost for the tournament and needs to be paid in advance and is open to anyone 15 years old and up. Bring identification such as a school ID, drivers license or birth certificate for proof of age. There will be trophies given to the players of the winning team that day. There will also be a bottle/can drive the day of the tournament. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Information: contact team captain Tanya Fritz at (860) 6287801 or (860) 877-6027 or by email at angeltears1981@ya- . The team is looking for a referee to donate time for the tournament. Artists for Uganda — A fundraiser will be held Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m., at Smokin’ with Chris, 59 W. Center Street, to benefit a mission trip to Uganda being taken by Dorie Conlon, a Plantsville native. This summer for two months, Conlon will work at the Kampala Children’s Center and Revolution Missions. The fundraiser will include live music and entertainment, Ugandan food and a silent auction. There is a charge to attend and people can purchase tickets at the door or call the restaurant at (860) 620-9133.



The Southington Citizen Friday, May 21, 2010

Letters to the Editor

Town officials should listen

To the editor: Since our budget was approved on May 10, I’ve been approached by so many taxpayers that I feel compelled to speak my mind. As many of you have told me, what planet were our councilors on when they approved a 3.5 percent increase in the budget in the worst economic times we’ve seen since the Great Depression? And, once again, where was the equality in restoring funds to both the town government and the board of education? The board of education was restored at the expense of the rest of Southington again. You’ve asked what can we do to stop this madness? What we can do is not vote them in again. We need to let our Southington politicians know that we mean business.

The only way to do that is to vote them out (those that refuse to do the will of the people) and give someone else a chance. It may take a while but they’ll eventually get the message. Do as the people, we the people, want or forget about getting re-elected. We want fiscal responsibility, we demand it. We want a government and educational system that live within their means and don’t think frivolously about spending other people’s money. It is easy to spend other people’s money especially when those spending it have salaries that far exceed the average taxpayer. Call your politicians, leave messages, e-mail, write letters, let them know you are disgusted and that this fleecing of the taxpayers has got to stop. Make their lives miserable with your calls and messages, so miserable they

will finally listen to the people. Ann Marie Conaty Southington

Police: use bikes instead To the editor: The April 30th edition of The Southington Citizen featured a photo of Officer [Michael Kahn] riding a shiny Segway scooter on Southington’s linear trail. He is quoted as saying it has lights and sirens, medical equipment, four-hour battery life, and can maneuver in all types of terrain. Though the price was not mentioned, he said it’s already paid for itself as he’s used it to bust a drug deal. Was anyone else bothered by this? We are in the worst recession of our lifetimes, unemployment is high, our taxes are about to go up yet

Government Meetings

Monday, May 24 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 Housing authority, General Pulaski Terrace, 6 Carter Lane, Plantsville, 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 West Queen St, 6 p.m.

Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 Senior citizen commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10 Board of education, Strong Elementary School, 820 Marion Ave., 7:30 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Police Headquarters Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m.

again — and this is what Southington spends our money on? A little searching online indicates these customized Segways run about $15,000, plus maintenance, training, insurance, etc. I don’t know, but I have to guess there’s some kind of trailer to move this thing around as well. I have a suggestion: let’s stick with the mountain bikes. For a tenth of the cost, they could have bought one or more top-of-the-line mountain bikes. There are local bike shops that need the business. Bikes with panniers can carry just as much “medical equipment,” and can be outfitted with lights and siren if desired (though I wonder why you need lights and sirens on the bike path). Bikes actually do go on any terrain — I’d like to see that scooter operate well anywhere but smooth pavement. Bikes need far less sophisticated maintenance and don’t require any recharging — they’re always ready to go. Bikes have a far lower environmental impact to manufacture. It’s still possible to buy a mountain bike that is made in the USA, such as Cannondale. According to Segway’s Web site, the parts are largely imported, though final assembly takes place here in the U.S. Finally, bikes provide good exercise; the Segway provides none. I don’t know what kind of “drug bust” Officer [Kahn] made, but it is difficult to imagine that an expensive Segway scooter was the de-

termining factor. It seems more likely that the arrest was due to Officer [Kahn] being alert, on-the-ball, and good at his job — and would have happened just the same on a bike. I would like to ride around on a cool Segway too, but unfortunately, I cannot justify such a luxury, especially in these difficult times. I wish that those who are spending our tax dollars had the same sense of austerity. I’m proud of Southington’s police and fire officers, and I absolutely do not begrudge our officers quality equipment they need to do their jobs properly, but this does not seem to fall into the category of “necessity.” Randall T. Heath Southington

Board chairman should resign To the editor: During last years election the Southington Board of Finance, had a significant member change. Three new members from the Republican Party won election. Congratulations to them. The first thing the new majority did was to vote Wayne Stanforth as the board chairman. As a matter of background, Mr. Stanforth is a replacement appointment for a fellow Republican who resigned from the board several years ago. Mr. Stanforth was never elected to the finance board, yet assumed the all too important chair-

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was employed by Mass Mutual Financial Group for 26 years retiring in 2007. He was the National Director of Reps for the Right Coast and had a passion for his 1947 Chevy Sedan Delivery a replica of his grandfather’s car. He was an avid Richard Petty fan and a member of the Wednesday Night Gang. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Besides his wife he leaves his children, Barbara and husband, Patrick Murphy, of Plantsville, Benjamin Carr Jr. and wife, Cathy, of Boise, Idaho, Michael Sargunas Jr. and wife, Marta, of Meriden, Laura Carr, of Bristol, Jessica Hicks, of Waterbury, Ricky Carr, of Milldale and Mark Carr and fiancée, Kimberlee White, of Milldale; 12 grandchildren, Allison, Mon-

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Benjamin Carr Sr. Benjamin N. Carr Sr., 63, of Milldale section of Southington, died surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer May 15, 2010, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Molly (Aspinall) Carr. He was born May 14, 1947, in Meriden he was the son of the late Malcolm and Josephine (Grillo) Carr. He served honorable during the Vietnam Era with the United States Coast Guard and he

ica, Tanisheanna, Kaylee, Sandi, Megan, Javon, Carissa, Michael, Caelin, Madison and James; his two faithful companions, Bel-Air and Malibu. He was predeceased by his first wife, Karen (Lesniewski) Carr and a grandson, Mason Hicks. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010,

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Those in favor of that idea such as Francis Kenefick and James Sinclair said mandating an SPU would force all applicants to come before the board, which they wouldn’t have to do if applying for a simple zoning permit, where town staff authorizes approval. Such was the case in the V.I.P. application last year. “I think if it came before this board we wouldn’t be here in this position right now,” Kenefick said. “We’re elected officials and we do what the town wants. Somehow we have to have an SPU or site plan to make these businesses come before these boards.” Mark Sciota, deputy town manager and town attorney, said he and Yoxhall did not recommend including the SPU requirement, because businesses could refuse jumping through that hoop and sue the town. Commission members against the SPU also pointed out that content cannot be discussed during the SPU process, only zoning issues. “That’s the crux of the SPU,” PZC Chairman Michael DelSanto said. “I’m

wiling to bet my paycheck that no one is going to come to those meetings and not want to talk about content.” Instead of mandating an SPU, the commission voted to revise site plan regulations to force all adult-oriented business applicants to gain site plan approval, ensuring PZC members are involved in the process. Sciota said the public can also give input during those site plan meetings, if allowed by the chairman. Members agreed the new

regulations, when coupled with mandating a site plan, should make Southington an unappealing location for adult businesses in the future. “We went a million miles on this to have a very clear definition using the seven different types of measures,” said Steve Kalkowski, PZC subcommittee chairman. “I don’t believe the SPU is necessary.” The new regulations will go into affect by the end of June, said Sciota.

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man’s position by default of senior status. The new Republican members probably had little choice in their chairman vote, since he became their ‘senior member’ on the board by basically a perfect alignment of the stars, three newly elected Republican members and him. The board became Republican-controlled, 4 to 2. The two Democrats are now well beyond rookie status. I have viewed the board of finance meetings with utter amazement to see how Mr. Stanforth continues his lack of understanding basic concepts of municipal finance. It is obvious to me at least; he learned nothing from previous long-term members that served the town successfully for many years before Mr. Stanforth’s fall from grace to the board of finance and its chairman’s position. It’s embarrassing to see how now Chairman Stanforth makes budgetary decisions and can’t provide the financial guidance that is

needed to ensure the towns continued fiscal and structural well-being. He should be seasoned at this point. Unfortunately, Mr. Stanforth, as the senior Republican member of the finance board, in my estimation, has failed the town and his party miserably as a member of the board of finance, and certainly as its chairman. As the budget workshops proceeded, it amazed me how Mr. Stanforth wanted to cut the Calendar House bus and have the elderly pay for the service themselves. Then, he demonstrated no foresight in safeguarding Southington’s financial future. As an example, Chairman Stanforth tried to dip into the rainy day fund for $70,000 regardless of the long-term negative financial consequences he should have known and not in the name of a ‘save the taxpayers money’ or short-term fix. He demonstrated by this financial move that he ignored the financial policies previously adopted by the town. If his suggested use of fund balance were approved, Southington’s recently improved bond rating would


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most certainly come into question by the rating agencies as his tactic would be in conflict with the previously adopted set of town financial policies. This lack of foresight would have the potential to cost the town hundreds of thousands of dollars on our long term debt interest costs as we are about to bond $60,000,000 for South End and Plantsville Elementary schools renovations and other approved projects. It is unfortunate to the town, that Mr. Stanforth has proven himself this year and since his initial appointment, to have little to no conceptual understanding on how to maintain or even attempt to improve Southington’s financial condition by his mindless last second budgetary tactics. For the sake of Southington, the Republican Party should request his chairmanship resignation and hopefully his full resignation from the board, so we do not have to endure further embarrassments. His board of finance leadership skills are seriously flawed; thankfully the rest of the board members, the new Republicans and seasoned Democrats alike have a much better understanding of municipal fi-


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family to orphans aged birth to 18 years old. Many of the children come from war torn areas, slums and AIDS-affected families. Conlon said for her new trip she’ll use her experience gained teaching English and doing missions work in the Dominican Republic in 2008. Because her stay in the Dominican Republic was lifechanging, Conlon said, she can only imagine what’s in store for her in Africa. By spending time meeting the Dominicans’ physical needs, she eventually formed unforgettable relationships with the people and was then able to minister to their spiritual needs, said Conlon. “It’s not until you connect with people in a social way until you can talk to them in a spiritual sense, and I think that’s really important,” Conlon said. “There was one girl, Noshelley, who literally, if I was home, she was in my house. It wasn’t until much later though, that she opened up to me in a spiritual sense, asking why I was there and what believed about God. It’s all about loving them.” Conlon said she’s eager to share her Christian faith, serve people’s direct needs and form friendships on a new continent this year, although it will be hard for anyone to replace the bonds she’s had with those like 7year-old Noshelley. On Conlon’s last day in the Dominican Republic, Noshelley gave her a bracelet Conlon wears to this day. “She spent her entire savings on this bracelet, and her mother said she was so excited picking it out,” Conlon said. “I’ll never forget her.” During Conlon’s Ugandan trip, she’ll visit churches providing inspiration and encouragement, and teach computer classes, hygiene and lead other learning activities for children and adults. She plans to stay with a family she connected with through her church in Glastonbury. Although she’s brimming with excitement about the trip, Conlon admits threats of disease like malaria and

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The Southington Citizen Friday, May 21, 2010

AARP plans meetings, trips The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP 4943 will meet at Tuesday May 25, 1 p.m., at Mary Our Queen Church Hall, 248 Savage St. The speaker will be Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr., of the Connecticut Office of Consumer Protection, who will describe how the services can assist the public. Several upcoming trips have been opened to the public. On July 21, there will be a trip to Holyoke, Mass. for lobster and a comedy show. On Aug. 19, the group will board the Pilgrim Belle in Plymouth, Mass., then lunch overlooking the water followed by a winery tour. On Sept. 14, it will be the Gelston House and Connecticut River Cruise. On Oct. 20, the group will head to Foxwoods for the Mitzi Gaynor show. For more information, call Esther at (860) 628-0063.

Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food to be donated to Southington Community Services and comfort items for U.S. service personnel.

Spring Luncheon The Spring Fun Senior Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, June 9 from noon to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the First Congregational Church in Southington, 37 Main Street. Enjoy great food and fun with Vegas style entertainment by Good to Go! There is a fee which includes a sit down lunch and entertainment. Limited tickets are available at the Calendar House and Southington Community Services. The event is sponsored by the Calvanese Foundation, the Estra Family, Bread for Life and Southington Community Services.

Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are served Monday through Friday at noon at the Calendar House. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance either in person or by calling Jean, (860) 6216738. The suggested donation is $2.50 for persons age 60 and up or whatever you can afford and $4.50 for people under 60. All meals are served with bread and butter, coffee and/or tea and milk. Lunches for the week of May 24 at the Calendar House: May 17 Monday: Latino beef stew, marinated cucumber and onion salad, dinner roll, topped

vanilla pudding Tuesday: Lentil soup, crackers, thin sliced ham, American cheese, mustard, pumpernickel bread, shredded lettuce, tomato, red and green coleslaw, ice cream social Wednesday: Homemade meatloaf, mushroom gravy, parsley mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, rye bread, fresh fruit Thursday: Veal Scaloppini over parsley bowties, California blend vegetables, wheat bread, fruit festival Friday: Barbequed chicken quarter, corn on the cob, baked beans, garden salad, dressing, corn bread, watermelon

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Public Library, 255 Main St., lower level. Program speaker will be master gardener and club president Uta Zickfeld about the care of garden tools and pruning. Business meeting will follow. Reservations required, contact via email at Exercise for arthritis — Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, invites participates to attend a sixweek course entitled, “Exercise for Arthritis,” a course focusing on safe and active movement for improving range of motion and strength for people with

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arthritis and other chronic conditions. The course runs for six weeks beginning Tuesday May 25 at 3:30 p.m. Participants do not need to have arthritis to take part in this course. There is a cost to attend. RSVP to instructor and exercise physiologist, Julie Bugaj at (860) 2761020, ext. 1119. Memoirs writing — A memoirs writing program will be held Tuesday May 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the Southington Library Program Room, 255 Main St. Nan Taylor, psychology professor at the University of Connecticut Torrington branch, will lead the program. For more information or to register visit the online calendar at,

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Auditions for “Chicago” — Auditions for Southington Summer Stage’s July production of “Chicago” will take place by appointment only on Tuesday, May 25, at 7 p.m., and Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m., with callbacks on Thursday, May 27, at Southington Community Theatre Hall, 1237 Marion Ave. (the old Marion Firehouse), Marion. See the listing under Tuesday, May 25. Celebrity breakfast — The Southington Chamber of Commerce is having a celebrity breakfast Wednesday, May 26, at 8 a.m., at the Manor Inn, Meriden-Waterbury Road, Milldale. The guest speaker will be William Dowling, president and chief executive officer of the New Britain Rock Cats. For more information,

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call (860) 628-8036. Kelley School fifthgrade chorus and orchestra — The Kelley School fifth-grade chorus and orchestra will be performing Wednesday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the school. John DiCaprio Memorial Golf Tournament — The Southington Chapter of UNICO National is seeking sponsors and players for their 41st annual John ‘Jiggs’ DiCaprio Memorial Golf Tournament. The event will be held Wednesday May 26, at the Southington Country Club. It is 18 holes of shotgun play beginning at 10 a.m. Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided along with beverages. Included in this day of golf are prizes for the first, second, and third place finishing teams as well as prizes for the winners of the numerous golf contests. There is a cost of participating in the tournament per player which covers greens fees and golf cart. For more information, contact Mike Fasulo at (860) 276-9787 or



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Bats heating up at just the right time By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen

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Earlier in the year, the Knights and shortstop Matt Spruill struggled against Northwest Catholic (pictured). But the bats have soared to life and leadoff hitter Spruill, along with the rest of the lineup, beat the Indians on the road as they continue to pound the baseball.

‘I feel like we just robbed a bank,’ says Mauro after benchmark win By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen No matter what happens in the final few games of the boys tennis season, the Blue Knights have been an overwhelming success on the courts this year. They got vindication of that last Friday beating a perennial state power, one of the conferences best and a team from a ‘tennis town’ in Farmington. “I feel like we just robbed a bank and they’re letting us get away with it,” said head coach Tony Mauro after the 4-3 win. Coming into the season, Mauro expected his team

to compete every match. Did he expect them to be 12-2, including an 11-game win streak, prior to a loss to Hall this past Monday? Maybe. But what was certainly a concern always I looking at the powerful Indians on the schedule each year. “I thought we’d be a little shy (of beating them) because I just had that much respect for them (Farmington), and I still do, they scared us here,” Mauro said. “It was a tough, tough match.” Mauro is correct in having that much respect for the team from the Valley as the Indians boasted maybe the top player in the state See Tennis, next page

The Southington High baseball team went into its game against Northwest Catholic on Monday night riding a four-game win streak and it was a matchup that head coach Steve Matyczyk wanted his team approaching business as usual. “We approached the game the same as any other game,” Matyczyk said. “These guys know that every win gets us a better seed in the state tournament and we are still in the mix for the conference championship.” This strategy behooved the Blue Knights, extending their win streak to five with an 8-4 victory over Northwest in a game where pitching was key. “Sal Romano did a great job on the mound for five innings,” Matyczyk said. “Then Tom Stagis came in and also did a good job of getting outs for us.” These numbers don’t mean the bats weren’t vital, as Zach Niles went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI and Alex Roger was 3-for-4 against NWC. The scorching bats have been common-

place for the Blue Knights as of late. Over the last five games Southington has scored 47 runs, a feat that took this squad the first 10 games of the season to reach. “I think the guys are really starting to understand having good at bats and getting good pitches to hit,” Matyczyk said. “We are hitting early in the count and not [having to hit] with two strikes.” Matyczyk’s squad still has a tough task in front of them, however, facing Hall tonight with the goal of avenging an 8-0 loss from the beginning of this month. “That game we came out flat and Hall is a good team and took advantage of the mistakes we made,” Matyczyk said. “We play in a league where every team is good [and] any team can beat anyone on any given day. “We expect to win and have a much better game (Friday).” Leading into the end of the regular season the Blue Knights know it’s the intangibles that are going to help them be successful. “[We need to] stay focused and mentally into the games,” Matyczyk said. “We have great team chemistry and we need to continue to have a good time and keep winning.”

Winning in the rain: Girls heading to tournament for first time By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen There are always firsts in everything and for the Southington girls lacrosse team, they had a particularly special first this past Tuesday, beating Berlin 13-4 and in the process, clinching the team’s first ever appearance in the state tournament. “It’s a great feeling knowing that we’re going into our last three games already having the bid clinched,” head coach Amy Clark said, ecstatic after the win. While the goal wasn’t to get ‘just’ six wins, with 14 games on the schedule, six – 40 percent of the games – was all Southington needed for the win. And prior to the

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Gretchen Egan charges up the field earlier in the year against Farmington. She’s been one of the main goal See Winning, page 56 scorers on the tourney-bound Lady Knights.


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last year, who finished runner-up at the state open. On this day, Southington got good showings from both singles and doubles, getting a solid victory from No. 2 singles player James DiNello. “He’s been playing well,” said Mauro of DiNello’s play as of late. Oddly enough, DiNello’s strings broke on his racket before his match, so Mauro had to go into his literal bag of tricks to get one for DiNello to use. While some players might have been effected by it, DiNello cruised to a victory. The question Mauro asked jokingly was, “How much

will you give me for the racket?” In doubles, the No. 2 team of Greg Zmarlicki and Stephen Murphy came through as they’ve been doing all year and the clinching victory came from Jon Sadusky and Matt Downes at No. 3 doubles, as they split the first two sets before winning the third 6-1. The performance that gets maybe the least recognition was Mike Rabiej at No. 3 singles, who won another match and was still undefeated until a loss to Hall Monday. The senior’s ability to attack each match with a quiet confidence is what makes him a lethal player, according to Mauro. “He doesn’t have perform-

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Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

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Judo fighter earns top spot

On Sunday, May 16, Gentle Way Judo fighters entered onto the mats at the Connecticut State Judo Championships held at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Middletown. Brittany Williams, of Southington, was on the junior team and placed first in her respective age/weight division.

K-O softball player heads to CCSU


Kingswood-Oxford School senior Katrina Earl of Southington was offered a roster spot on Central Connecticut State University’s Division I softball team with a partial scholarship the first year and the potential for a full scholarship based on her performance. Earl, who went to K-O as a sophomore and is a threeyear starter for the varsity squad, has a batting average of .343, on on-base percentage of .543 and a slugging percentage of .429 his season. K-O head softball coach Aubrey Kurtzman said that CCSU will be a good fit for Earl both academically and athletically. “I know that she has expressed interest in becoming a teacher, and Central is known as one of the best teaching colleges in the state,” Kurtzman said. “Athletically, Katrina will be going into a program where she can play as a freshman, and I know that is something she wants to do. Although Katrina is primarily a catcher with great agility behind the plate who blocks pitches well and has a strong arm, she is a very versatile player.” Kurtzman said that Earl has the ability to play both infield and outfield equally well, and she’s also a solid hitter. “She is a very hard worker and a dedicated athlete,” Kurtzman said. “I have no doubts that she will be successful playing at the Division I level at CCSU.”


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 21, 2010

Boys get past last possible hurdle, finish line in sight By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Coming into the season, there were two big hurdles between the Knights and a CCC West title – Simsbury and Northwest Catholic.

“I knew Simsbury and Northwest coming into the season were the two teams, on paper, that had the best guys,” head coach Rich Niro said. The Simsbury test was passed early in the month – now Northwest is also in the rearview mirror. “I knew Northwest was

thin, but they’re scary because the guys they have are so good, especially on the track,” Niro explained. “You know they’re going to take a lot of points on the track and that makes you nervous because there are a lot of track events.” But in fact it was Southington that came away with a fairly convincing 91-59 win. “It really came down to our depth,” Niro said of the win. “They give up a couple of events and we’re just solid everywhere and while we weren’t able to knock into their sprinters too much, we were able to hit them almost everywhere else. “They would take No. 1 in a lot of the distance events, but it was hard for them to take much else because our depth was better than theirs.” Northwest, however, did what Niro expected of them. Dominate on the track, whether the sprints or distance runs, but lack numbers in the track of events and more or less disregard the

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Tim Brown (far left) and Bryan McGrane (second from left) run the 800-meters against Northwest Catholic. Brown and McGrane are half of the new school record 4 x 800-meter relay team which includes Zack Albert (far right) and Bryan Wilcox (second from right), who are cheering their teammates on. field events, helping put Southington over the top. “Everybody’s got runners,” Niro said. “But to have field-event athletes that can compete in some of the events that are hard to coach, that are hard to train athletes

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for, you really get a lot of mileage out of them. “We always joke that we’re a field and track team and have been for a long time and we’ve won a lot of meets that way – as a very good track team and solid in the field events.” Aside from the mileage Niro gets out of his field athletes like Ravin Walters, Jake Rodriques, Pat Conaty as well as jumpers Nate Emery and Mike Rhodd, it’s the improvement that he is even more pleased with as the season progresses. “We’re jumping better, we’re throwing better, we seem to be getting better every week and it was the right time to be good,” said Niro of the win over Northwest. “The nice thing about the team is sometimes you put guys out there at the beginning of the season and nothing changes. But we’ve been improving, we’ve been filling holes in, guys have been stepping up in events that surprised me. Guys have been very accommodating to try new things and that’s made us better.” By today, Southington’s fate as the possible CCC West champ will have already been known, pending inclement weather delaying meets.

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Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

‘Lull’ hits bats, but defense remains steady as softball rolls along Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Julia Bocek has been a power bat in the middle of the Knights’ order all season and she’ll be a key cog as As of Mon- Southington tries to get the offense going again.

day, the Blue Knights softball team had won 13 straight games and counting. They took on Newington Tuesday, who they beat earlier in the year, then Farmington Wednesday and Hall today, wrapping up the year Monday at New Britain. But in looking at the record – 15-1 – after Monday’s tight 2-1 victory over Northwest Catholic, what was obvious was what was displayed in that game – they were all tight. Of the Knights 15 wins up through Monday, only five of them have been by more than four runs, making life uneasy at times for head coach John Bores. Though, Bores says that in the team’s string of recent wins, it’s the indirect cause of the tight games which he’s most concerned about. “It’s disheartening the way

we’re swinging at the ball,” he said of his struggling offense. “You wouldn’t know we spent an hour and a half of our two-hour practice doing batting practice.” For Southington, the issue doesn’t lie within the realm of the inability to contact the ball; the problem is how the hitters are attacking the pitches. “All we’re doing is dropping our hands, pop-up, popup, pop-up,” said Bores after the Northwest win, saying that other than a few solid hits, “I don’t remember too much good on the offensive end.” Still, a team as good as Southington, ranked in the top 5 again in this week’s Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance poll, the hitting is there because 15 wins is no fluke and for Bores, he hopes

the bats will come around. “I still believe in these kids, I still think they’re good hitters, I just think it’s a lull,” he said. “I don’t think we’re going backwards. “I think a lot of times they’re going up there thinking too much, trying to do things we’re not capable of doing. Bores says the team is See Steady, page 57

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 21, 2010

Business as usual for boys volleyball as they take down Mills By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Very simply, head coach Lou Gianacopolous called the latest Knights boys volleyball win over yet another one of the state’s best, just another day at the office. “We have a job and we just do our job,” he said, this coming after a 3-0 sweep of Lewis Mills, who was ranked No. 10 in last week’s Connecticut Coaches’ Volleyball Poll. The Knights did even one better this time because after dropping a game to Mills in the first meeting, they made quick work last Friday. “The last time, we didn’t know anything about them,” Gianacopolous said. “We just knew they’d be typical Lewis

Mills.” Gianacopolous called the Mills win the team’s most complete win of the year up to this point, saying the only other time they showed the ‘complete game’ that he preaches was on opening day against Fermi, but this one was just a bit sweeter. “Having another complete game with a team with more offense to give us, absolutely it makes us feel better,” he said. But the head coach was careful to build up the win and sweep as anything more than just another tally in a so far, flawless season. “It shows that we have composure enough to go the three games in a row,” Gianacopolous said. “But knowing that we have enough to continue to push, push through the three games, it feels good for the guys.”

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There was an extra energy, according to Giancopolous, because of what happened in the game before that one, last Wednesday, when he sat all of his regulars against Bulkeley, a match Southington won 3-1. “What gave us a better edge was sitting the starters the other day (against Bulkeley),” he said. “I saw them today (Friday) coming in and they were hungry, they wanted to play and they just wanted to get out there. “They knew it was a big match, they knew a lot of people were going to come...and that really made them hungrier.” Aside from the two obvious components, Nick DeFeo and Brendan Charamut, Gianacopolous points to his outside hitters, Jeff Drogosek and Neal Ayotte, as having a positive impact on the team and really starting to come on lately. “At the beginning of the season, my two outsides (Jeff and Neal), they weren’t real-

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Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Rainy Knights as Hurricane gets swept away By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen The conditions were far from perfect, but the result was more than pleasant in a

110-38 win for the Blue Knights girls track against the New Britain Golden Hurricanes this past

Tuesday. “It’s a win, any win’s a good win,” head coach Matt Shea said. “To come out here in the conditions, I just told the girls, ‘Today, you’re not going to have your best performances but we still need to go out there and do our best anyways.’” And the Knights did, according to Shea, as they finished up their season on the home track with a bang.

“There was a lot of good leadership,” Shea explained. “Seniors, veterans, really stepped up, really talked to the girls and said, ‘Even though the weather isn’t ideal, we still need to come out there and do [it]’ and we did.” In what looked like a typical April shower – dark, gloomy and rainy, the decision was made to go forth and compete in an inauspicious-looking weather day. Photo courtesy of Annie Groom

Freshman Alyssa Lombardi runs the 300-meter hurdles, an event she finished second in (54.2) against Northwest Catholic.

“I always tell the girls we practice in the rain, we haven’t canceled yet due to the rain, so I always tell them, there’s going to be a meet,” says Shea. He also said that there was an added incentive as well. “We’re prepping for conference meet and state meet coming up and if it rains during a state meet, they’re going to have [the meet] so our state-meet girls are going to need to start getting ready for that.” The aforementioned conference meet will be Tuesday

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Winning Continued from page 49

Berlin game, with four matchups left on the schedule, Clark laid out the task for her team. “They knew exactly what they needed (to clinch); exactly what had to be done to get into the tournament and we had four games to do it and I told them before the game today, ‘They had to have it done today or they could wait until last minute,” Clark said after the Berlin win. “They decided to get it done today which put me in a good mood,” said a beaming Clark. Sitting at 6-5 after the Berlin win, Southington had a chance to continue to move

up the tournament seeding board, with three games left, and the chance to avoid playing a play-in game in the opening round. “The more games we can win, maybe the higher seed we can get,” Clark said, believing her team could possibly get to seven or eight wins. “We have to work hard the next week and a half or so and see what happens.” But the comfort of knowing the tournament is in the back pocket will certainly be one more distraction as the season comes to a close. “We’re not going to sit back and relax by any means, but that’s one less burden on our shoulders,” Clark explained. “Now that it’s out of the


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way, we’re just going to focus on playing our game again.” As for the game on the field, the pouring rain certainly didn’t make life easy, but after an ugly start to which Clark called a timeout and asked her team, “Are you done?” referring to their poor play, the Knights turned it around and cruised. “They cleaned it up and the rest of the game kind of came together as much as it

can in conditions like this.” The season wraps up with senior night tonight at 7 p.m. against Amity, a team with a similar record to Southington, and then Newington on Tuesday. The Knights have a chance to either tie or win the CCC South. Going into the East Catholic game yesterday, Southington was an undefeated 3-0 in conference, while East Catholic was 2-2.

Even with a lost to East Catholic, if Southington can beat Newington, both the Indians and Knights would finish the season with identical 4-1 records. However, if Southington beats East Catholic, the season finale at Newington would also be for the outright champ of the CCC South.


season slate wrapping up, the Knights could go into next week’s CCC West meet at Newington as the undefeated regular season champ (pending the outcome of Hall, not available at press time). However, the depth, which was a key to Southington’s success in the regular season, could be neutralized at the larger conference meet because each of the school’s top athletes may cancel each other out, according to Niro. “It’s tough,” Niro said of his conference meet predictions. “These are good teams; there are a lot of good athletes out there. “I know some places where we’re going to finish in the top three. Where are we going to pick up fours, fives and six-

es?” That question, Niro says, will be the key to how the Knights do. 4 x 8 team breaks school record The 4 x 800-meter relay team of Tim Brown, Zack Albert, Bryan Wilcox, Bryan McGrane broke the school record at the Hartford Public Invitational, running an 8:09 to break the school record they set earlier in the year against Simsbury (8:17).

Continued from page 52 The Knights took on New Britain this past Tuesday in a meet that featured some talented Golden Hurricane athletes, but limited numbers, making Southington a heavy favorite. In the season finale against Hall yesterday, Niro went in eyeing a win but warned that he didn’t want to take the Warriors for granted. “Hall makes you nervous, they’re solid, you can’t take them for granted, but if we go and do the things we’ve been doing, we should beat them,” said Niro going into Thursday’s meet. With the CCC West regular


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Steady Continued from page 53

â&#x20AC;&#x153;yanking their heads,â&#x20AC;? and needs to focus more on staying with the pitch and not bailing out and trying to pull everything, staying within their abilities. The saving grace for the Knights this year has been two-fold and it has been with Southington in the field as both the defense and pitcher, Jess Davenport, have been stellar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been the one constant weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had all season,â&#x20AC;? Bores said of Davenport, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but the defense has

Swept Continued from page 55

Now with the year coming to a close on Monday, tournament time is starring the Knights right in the face and like much of the season, Bores says there will be on main focus if the Knights are to add another state title to the wall in the gym. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our hopes for the tournament go through [Jessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] right arm,â&#x20AC;? he said. Yet the junior has shown poise all year and Bores says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on my side.â&#x20AC;?

Blue Knights Week Ahead Baseball 5/21 vs. Hall 5/24 vs. New Britain 5/25 @ Newington Softball 5/21 @ Hall 5/24 @ New Britain Boys Tennis 5/21 @ New Britain 5/26 vs. Northwest Catholic Girls Tennis 5/21 vs. New Britain 5/24 @ Manchester 5/25 vs. Maloney

Boys Lacrosse 5/21 vs. Xavier 5/25 vs. Farmington Girls Lacrosse 5/21 vs. Amity 5/25 @ Newington Boys Volleyball 5/21 vs. South Windsor 5/24 @ Glastonbury 5/27 vs. Farmington Boys Golf 5/25 @ Farmington 5/27 vs. Hall

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The Christopher Koenig Memorial Concert Series presents Orange Colored Sky, an afternoon of Jazz standards featuring Tish Oney and Beth Rosenblatt, and special guests, The Cheshire High School Chromatix. This will be presented on Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. There is a cost to attend and tickets are available at the door, or purchase in advance by calling (860) 628-5595. A reception will be held immediately following the concert.

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Teen’s third talent show benefits March of Dimes Annalisa Sega, of Southington, is holding her 3rd Annual Talent Show to benefit the March of Dimes. The last two years your papers advertised the auditions and show and we were hoping you can again this year. Auditions for the show are Thursday, May 27, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Any age and any act — as long as it is safe — is welcome. For more information or for those people who would like to be part of the talent show but cannot make the auditions, call (860) 621-0260 or e-mail The talent show will be Sunday June 13, starting at 4 p.m. There is a charge to attend; children under 3 years old are free. There will also be a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and entertainment. Cash awards will be given for first, second and third places.

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Baseball SHS 7, Conard 5 (9) Jordan Lamson was 3-for-4 and Zack Niles was 2-for-4 with four RBIs as Southington remained hot, notching the conference win, moving to 10-5 on the year, 6-3 in the CCC West. Also having a good night at the plate was Ryan Govoni (1-for-3, three runs scores, two steals), Sal Romano (2-for-2, a run and an RBI) and Matt Spruill (2-for4). Romano earned the win pitching 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball in relief. SHS 8, Northwest Catholic 4 Niles continued to stay hot, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Alex Roger was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Knights won their fifth

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each had a goal. Girls Lacrosse Conard 17, SHS 11 Hyla Costello’s five goals weren’t enough as the Knights fell to 5-5 on the season. SHS 13, Berlin 4 Sarah Falcetti made 10 saves in netas Southington qualified for the state tournament. Offensively, Costello had three goals and an assist, Sarah Pelligrinelli had three goals, Madison Altwies had a goal and two assists, Katie Monbaron had two goals, Erika Leitao and Gretchen Egan each scored a goal and Mel Reid had an assist. Southington moved to 65 on the season, 3-0 in the CCC South. Boys Volleyball SHS 3, Bulkeley 1 Dan Carbone and James Palko each had 12 kills as Southington won in four games to move to 12-0, 5-0 CCC South. Ryan Masters had 26 assists. The Knights had a plethora of digs, 11 coming from Carbone and eight each from Palko, Matt Macchi and Mitch Oshana. SHS 3, Lewis Mills 0 The Knights looked dominant in the sweep of Mills, winning 25-14, 25-20 and 2519. Brendan Charamut had

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11 kills, followed by Nick DeFeo with six, Jeff Drogosek with sevens, Neal Ayotte with five, Mike Connolly with four and Mike Cannatta with a pair. Southington was also good defensively, getting 11 digs from Oshana, eight from DeFeo, seven from Drogosek and six from Ayotte. Southington’s record stayed a perfect 13-0. SHS 3, Maloney 0 Connolly, Charamut and Drogosek each had six kills as Southington went unscathed winning 25-19, 25-16,

25-19. The win pushed the Knights perfect record to 140, 6-0 in the CCC South. Oshana had 12 digs and DeFeo had 23 assists. Boys Golf Simsbury 154, SHS 166 Jeff Divinere and Kevin Twerago were Southingtn’s top scorers with 41s in the loss. Southington got 42s from Zach Nichols and Jared DeGumbia and fell to 4-4-1 on the year, all matches coming in the CCC West. Newington 168, SHS 173 Southington struggled on the road, dropping to 4-5-1 on the year. Dan Baker was the top scorer with a 41, followed

by Divinere, Twerago and Nichols, all with 44s. Boys Outdoor Track SHS 86, Farmington 64 Ravin Walters captured the javelin (154-3), shot put (42-feet) and discus (123-6) and Pat Conaty won the pole vault (12-6) as Southington rolled easily past Farmington to remain perfect at 4-0 on year and in the CCC West. Other winners include Mike Rhodd – 200-meters (23.8), Zack Albert – 3200-meters (10:32), Steve Maffolini – 400meters (5:41), Bryan Wilcox – 1600-meters and Jon Lewis 100-meters (11.6). The Knights also captured the 4 x 800- and 4 x 100-meter relays

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SHS 104, Northwest Catholic 46 Seniors White and Cox were both three-event winners as the Knights cruised, moving to 4-1 on the season and the CCC West. White won the 100-meter hurdles (15.9), long jump (14-7) and high jump (4-10) and Cox won the 100-meter dash (12.5), 400-meters (1:01.32) and 200-meters (26.4). Bauchiero won the javelin (88-11) and triple jump (4-10) and Saucier again won the pole vault (10-feet) and discus (90-7). Nicole Lulevitch captured the 300-meter hurdles in 51.6.

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Majors Division April 21 Angels 8, Marlins 0 Ted Mourges of the Angels hit two big doubles, two RBIs and received the game ball. Good pitching by Mitch Baker and great defense by Alex Gorr. Sean Scanlon added a nice hit. For the Marlins, Joe Nocera, Jonathan Gray, and Nate Snyder continue to hit well. Matt Madore and Matt Carslon threw well in relief.

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Dan Lafleur, 5 Edgewood Circle, roofing, $5,000. Edward Curley, 105 Bruce Ave., roofing, $7,900. William Hammock, 716 Marion Ave., roofing, $4,900. Richard Skorzynski, 100 Michael Drive, roofing, $4,200. Don Mendano, 43 Little Fawn Road, roofing, $3,500. John Hayes, 103 N. Summit St., roofing, $4,200. Tom Perzanowski, 1350 East St., roofing, $5,900. Rave Southington LLC, 1821 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, sign, $3,500. Lesley Ryan, 29 Elm St., remodeling, $1,000. Jensen’s Inc., 7 Garden Drive, manufactured home, $47,000. MJ Laliberte, 800 Laning St., remodeling, $11,000. Mary-Margaret Hollstein, 2 Brookside Drive, shed, $2,000. Robert Greenlaw, 57 Knights Court, shed, $3,000. Charles Klein, 774 Savage St., swimming pool, $2,000. Oak Land Dev., 49 Spring Lake St., house, $90,000. Prosperity Park LLC, unit 33, 30 Prosperity Court, remodeling, $10,000. Chris Petruzzi, 1266 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, roofing, $16,500. Brian Derynioski, 77 Belleview Ave., swimming pool, $1,500. Oak Land Dev., 23 Spring Lake St., house, $79,000. Lisa Pitcock, 1193 Old Turnpike Road, remodeling, $1,000. Jason Bowen, 529 MeridenWaterbury Turnpike, deck, $3,000. Joseph Pacheco, 116 Southington Ave., deck, $5,000. Jason Baczewski, 80 Dogwood Drive, swimming pool, $1,500. Southington West LLC, 738 West St., remodeling, $3,000. Mike Thompson, 173 Hitching Post Drive, shed, $3,000. Dave Kordok, 28 Hitchcock Road, roofing, $4,900. Ernest Lemieux, 65 Reussner Road, roof, $11,000. Frank Shimko, 72 Darling St., gazebo, $600. Waller Laurelwood, 532 Winding Ridge, house, $113,000. Jim Williams, 30 Prosperity Court, deck, $2,000.


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 21, 2010

Southington Parks and Recreation Softball League Results

April 26 Panthorn Advanced Wielding 12, Head Hunters 11 Advanced Wielding: 1-0 April 29 Marek Brothers 20, Fire Co. (No. 3) 3 WP — Dave Ceilo Sr. Marek: 1-0 REC. A Falcon’s Nest 307 14, Bridge Wine and Spirits 11 WP — Carbone

Falcon’s Nest: 1-1 May 5 REC. A Fire Co. (No. 3) 17, Bridge Win and Spirits 16 WP — Adam Umberger Hits — Chris Luca (3), Jim Munson (3), Mike Casey (3), Joel Munson (2), David Munson (2), Ed Ozga (2), Mike Gaysik (2), Umberger (2). Co. 3: 1-2 Superior Green 14, Reno’s 1 WP — Jason Dizenzo

Grant Crispino – 3-for-3, double, RBI, three runs scored; Jerry Crispino – two doubles, two RBIs; Kevin Zimmer – two RBIs; Jay Ferry – eight assists from shortstop. May 6 Superior Green 16, Blue Moon Cage 1 WP — Dizenzo Brendan Kelleher – three hits/runs/RBIs; Joe Morelli – three hits, two RBIs; Mark Crispino – triple and two

Kaylee’s Books for a Cause Submitted photo

Kaylee Brennan, a 4th grader at Flanders Elementary School and Miss Southington Petite 2010, is collecting new and gently used children’s/pre-teen books for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Brennan loves to read and hopes that the children at the hospital can enjoy books as much as she has. If you have any book donations, contact Jenny Brennan at (860) 620-0301 or e-mail Kaylee has already raised $1,000 for the Children’s Medical Center. She offers her thanks for your support of Books for a Cause and for everyone who already supported her through the Rita’s and Friendly’s Fundraisers for the Center.

RBIs; Ferry – home run, two RBIs. May 11 REC. B Marek Brothers 18, Fire Co. (No. 2) 4 WP — Ceilo Sr. Dave Ceilo Jr. — three hits Marek: 2-2 Panthorn Perrella Realty 25, Manor Inn 14 HR: Doug Jobaggy, Brian Perelly; RBI: Jobaggy 4, Perrella 4,

Phil Murray 4, Tom Lippincott 3 Realty: 1-2 May 13 REC. A Marek Brothers 10, Am. Silk Screen/Ex. Auto 6 WP — Ceilo Sr. Marek: 3-2

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Bank donates to Bread for Life

Dominic’s Future Musicians Submitted photo

Three fifth grade students from Saint Dominic School, Southington, participated in the 2010 Connecticut Future Musicians All-State Band. The Archdiocese of Hartford, the Diocese of Norwich and the Diocese of Bridgeport were represented. From St. Dominic’s, Johannah Litchfield (flute) and Harrison Proch (saxophone), both performed in the AllState Gala band while Michael Zera (Trumpet) performed with the All-State Concert band. On May 28, the All-State Concert, Symphonic, and Jazz Bands will perform at the Old State House in Hartford.

Photo courtesy of Dance City & The Arts

Photo courtesy of Farmington Bank

In celebration of its growth and role as a community bank for more than 159 years, Farmington Bank recently donated $1,000 each to nine nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves in central Connecticut, including Bread for Life in Southington, during a reception at the bank’s new corporate headquarters in Farmington. Pictured, from left, are Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director, John J. Patrick, Jr., Farmington Bank chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Brendan Goodrich, Farmington Bank assistant treasurer and branch manager for the Southington office.

Dance City & The Arts Dance Team members show awards following a showing at K.A.R. Competition in Hartford. Overall awards: “Accessory” – 1st Place Overall Duet/Trio, ages 9-11; “We Love New York” – 1st Place Overall Small Group, ages 12 to 14; “Crazy In Love” – 2nd Place Overall Small Group, ages 9 to 11; “Disco Divas” – 4th Place Overall Small Group, ages 9 to 11; “Freak Out” – 4th Place Overall Small Group, ages 12 to 14; “After Dark” – 1st Place Overall Solo, ages 12 to 14; “Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Here To Stay” – 3rd Place Overall Solo, ages 9 to 11; “Some People” – 7th Overall Solo, ages 12 to 14. The following dances received All Star Awards and invitations to the K.A.R. Kids convention in New York City: “If No One Will Listen,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Here To Stay,” “Faded,” “Accessory” and “Heels.”


Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Uganda Continued from page 22 rough living conditions have her a little nervous. “I would be completely lying if I said I wasn’t nervous at all,” Conlon said. “There are definitely things I’m nervous about, but just watching the way God has worked things out so far, I know my faith will keep me strong.” The fundraiser, held by her father, Smokin’ With Chris owner Chris Conlon, will raise funds for Conlon’s airfare, with all extra proceeds donated to the children’s center, said Conlon. The fundraiser, to take place at Smokin’ With Chris, 59 W. Center St., on Sunday, May 23, beginning at 2 p.m., will include live music and entertainment, Ugandan food and a silent action. To purchase tickets, call the restaurant at (860) 620-9133. Tickets will be available at the door as well.

Brief Tintype photo fundraiser The Southington Library and Museum will host David Sokosh, a traveling wet plate artist on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. Sokosh will deliver a free lecture on wet plate or tintype photography on Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m., followed by photo sessions throughout the day on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6. Tintypes or wet plate photographs were invented in 1856 and became immensely popular during the Civil War. Thousands of soldiers carried the light weight and indestructible tintype into battle or mailed their own images home. Following the war, the tintype remained popular into the early years of the twentieth century. The studio photograph offered people the chance to display their trades, hobbies, sport’s interests and pets. Participants can have their own original tintype taken by a photographer whose works have been displayed in the “New York Times,” The Robin-Rice Gallery, The Esmond-Wright Gallery, and many more. There is a cost for the photo session. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Barnes Museum. For more information or to register by Friday, May 28, call Mark A. Kopec at (860) 966-3306 or e-mail

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SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE At their regular meeting held on May 6, 2010 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. APPROVED WITH ADDENDUM - MA #135, Application of Central CT Contracting, LLC seeking to amend the Southington Inland Wetlands Maps to include the finding of Soil Scientist Cynthia Rabinowitz, property located at the end of Smoron Drive, Maps 156, 144 and Parcels 006 and 001. B. APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS - IW #1170, Application of Central CT Contracting, LLC seeking to disturb wetlands and u.r.a. in association with the construction of a sports complex and associated improvements, property located at Smoron Drive and Spring Street. Dated this 7th day of May, 2010 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner

SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. APPEAL #5782A, Application of Richard M. Corcoran for special exception approval to serve beer & wine outside with a guitar player on June 26, 2010 from noon to 3:00 p.m. for the United Way Chowder Challenge Fund Raiser (Elks Club) under Sections 401.32A, 11-04 & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 114 Main Street, property of The SKLE Holding Corp., 100 feet south of the intersection with Columbus Ave. in a CB zone. B. APPEAL #5783A, Application of Faith Living Church for special exception approval to host a children’s event with tents beginning June 14-August 4, 2010 under Sections 4-01.3A & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 12 Grove Street & 735 Main Street, property of Faith Living Church at the intersection of Grove Street & Main Street in a CB zone. C. APPEAL #5784A, Application of Mark Adams to vary the 20’ side yard setback to 17.23’ for a proposed 16.5’ attached garage under Sections 7A-00 & 15-04 of the Zoning Regulations, 1085 West Center Street, property of Mark D. & Maryann Adams in an R-20/25 zone. D. APPEAL #5785A, Application of Mark Zommer for special exception approval to allow applicant to serve alcoholic beverages on outside dining area under Sections 11-04 & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 83 West Main Street, property of Rick A. & Joanne Rice, 65 feet east of the intersection with Summer Street in an I-2 zone. E. APPEAL #5786A, Application of Peter Pasquale Jr. to vary the front yard setback to 30’ where 40’ is required for a 12’x24’ detached garage under Section 7A-00 & 15-04 of the Zoning Regulations, 106 Hawthorne Drive, property of Peter J. & Linda Pasquale, Jr. at the intersection with Wilton Road in an R-20/25 zone. Dated this 10th day of May, 2010 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS JOSEPH LAPORTE, CHAIRMAN PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE LIQUOR PERMIT Notice of Application This is to give notice that, I JOSHUA B WILCOX of 211 N HILL RD NORTH HAVEN, CT 06473-3524 Have filed an application placarded 05/08/2010 with the Department of Consumer Protection for a RESTAURANT LIQUOR PERMIT for the sale of alcoholic liquor on the premises at 264 QUEEN ST, SOUTHINGTON, CT 06489-1901. The business will be owned by: FISH & CHOPS, LLC. Entertainment will consist of: NONE. Remonstrances/Objections must be filed by: 06/18/2010. JOSHUA B WILCOX


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting Requests for Proposal for Athletic Training Services. Requests for Proposal packets may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Department at 49 Beecher Street, Southington, CT (860) 628.3200. Sealed Requests for Proposal are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EDST June 1, 2010 at which time they will be opened publicly.

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Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

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ABSOLUTE Best Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating Anything with pipes or water we install, fix, or replace. Water heaters and hot water heating systems included. 25 years Experience. Licensed & insured. 10% Senior Discount (203) 815-6276

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing. Spring clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 SPRING CLEAN-UPS & LAWN CARE Now accepting new accounts. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821 JM LAWNCARE We Beat All Estimates Lawn mowing, trimming. Commercial & Residential. Call for free est 860-796-8168

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Lawn cutting, prop. maintenance. Top Quality Work. Comm/Resid. Lic’d & ins’d. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311


LAWN Maintenance Residential/Commercial. Fully insured. Call for a free estimate in the Wallingford area. Powell’s Lawncare (203) 537-0738

Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554


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

J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

Home Doctor Minor to major renovations. Kit., baths, repairs. Since 1949. Using GREEN TECHNOLOGY. We Do It All! 573358. 203-639-8389 NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

Precision Cut Lawns since 1982 Southington, Meriden, Wlfd Reliable, affordable, free est. Res/Comm. Fully ins. CT# 566423 203-715-0101 or 860-621-6822 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 LAWN mowing, Spring clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318


EVANS ROOFING We install Flat or Pitched Roofs. Res/Com. We got you COVERED! Licensed & insured. #622795 10% & Sr. Discount 203-235-1861

Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

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


ROOFS R US Repairs Seamless gutters Get 30% Rebate up to $1,500 on NEW Cool High Tech Shingles. Since 1949. 573358. 203-639-8389

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co O’CONNOR ROOFING 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

MASONRY Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. Call 203-235-4139 Ct. Reg.# 0626708 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LASt Reasonable rates. CT 575852 203-238-1708


CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Walls, Brick Work, etc. Will Beat Anybody’s Price #611774. 203-935-6213 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446


Roofing, Siding & Gutters Fahey Plumbing & Heating

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



On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790

MOWING NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning




Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

203-235-1383 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ★★★★★★★★

203-639-0032 Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

Absolute Best Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating Anything with pipes or water we install, fix, or replace. Water heaters and hot water heating systems included. 25 years Experience. Licenced & insured. 10% Senior Discount (203) 815-6276


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


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 21, 2010 Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e SIDING

Gonzalez Construction


Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846



Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.



Siding, Roofing, Additions & Windows. 25 yrs experience. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116 VINYL SIDING - Ranches start at $6500. Raised Ranches at $7500. Will beat any contractor’s price! 860-563-2001 CT Reg #547581

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


$$$ CA$H $$$ ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier 203-464-0477

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

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216


PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511


$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Antiques ● Collectibles Costume Jewelry ● Furniture Call or stop by Frank’s 18 South Orchard Street Wallingford Monday-Saturday 9-5 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

SOUTHINGTON 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Well maintained ranch style duplex. Private deck and driveway. Central air. $1200 a month plus sec. dep. Call 860-919-0292 SOUTHINGTON- 2/3BR Ranch on cul-de-sac. Avail. June 1. $1400/mo. Call 860-628-9999

CONDOMINIUMS MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS UPRIGHT Piano Mahogany, with bench. $50. Call (203) 239-5408


MERIDEN -Crown St. Studio, secure bldg.,off st. parking, heat and hot water incl.,1 mo sec., $600/mo. 203-639-8073.

For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958


MERIDEN- 2BR townhouse, quiet, immaculate. 1 1/2 baths, hookups, appls, w/w carpet, deck. No pets/smoking. Good credit. Sec. $925+ utils. 203-269-9755 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904


1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 3 or 4BR apt in duplex w/private entrance. Newly renovated. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup. $1100/mo. Section 8 approved. Call (860) 930-4050 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 1-2 Bedrooms. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $850-$950 mo. Call Chino 203-935-6224 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - Nice 1BR w/balcony. No pets. Newer appliances. Nice area. $725/mo. 787 No. Colony Rd. 848-468-7096 MERIDEN - Summer St. 2BR, new bath, new kitch, updated pantry, w/d, refs, $900/mo. 1st/last & sec. Section 8 approved. 203-213-5585 MERIDEN - WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1BR Luxury condo. Laundry. $625+util. No pets. Call 203-245-9493.

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin

also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA

HOUSES FOR RENT CHESHIRE - Avail Immediately Private 3 Bed/2 Bath w/large yd & tandem 2 car garage $1800/mo-Rob 203-213-6124 CHESHIRE-3BR, 2 bath, 2 car gar No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $1,300/mo. 203-758-4378 MERIDEN 2 Bedroom. All newly remodeled. Dead end road with an abundance of privacy. Credit & background check req. $1250/month plus security. 203-235-4140 or 203-623-1094 MERIDEN. New 3 bdrm Colonial. $1900/month. 2 1/2 baths, formal DR, walk out bsmt, deck & 1 car garage. You can rent or lease/purchase this house. Call for details. MBI 203.671.2223.

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

L & E PROPERTY MGMT Offers Meriden - 3 BR, 1st flr, recently renovated. W/D hookups. 52 No. Second St. $900 + sec. & utils. 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 2RMS 1st flr, $200/wk+sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823, 128pm MERIDEN - 3 bedroom apartment recently updated and freshly painted. Section 8 approved. To schedule an appointment for viewing or for additional information please call (203) 8152204 leave message.

MERIDEN 2 Bedrm, Many Updates, Hardwood floors & appls. Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, No pets. $950 Mo + Sec. 203-631-6057 MERIDEN 2BR, 113 E Main. Very clean, newer appl, New Paint. No pets. $850 Heat & HW inc. 203-543-0337 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st fl, Good, quiet neighborhood Dishwasher, microwave, W/D hkup, off st park, backyard. $1000/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 39 Oak St. Near school. 860-982-6585


MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN Extra large 2 bedroom apartment. Newly remodeled. Parking included. $850. Call 203-685-2836 or 203-710-9474 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN- 1 room for rent, $450. 2BR, 2 Bath apt Renovated, Separate utils. On 2nd floor, Pratt St. $800. Call 917-406-3478 MERIDEN- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends May 31st. MERIDEN- 2nd flr, newly remodeled, large 6 rms, 3BR. Fridge, stove, microwave, DW, W & D in apt. Hdwd flrs, lg. yard, off st. parking. Dead end st. $1100 + utils. 2 mos. sec. dep. Refs. Credit check. Call (203) 314-9825 MERIDEN- 3BR, 1st flr, off st. parking, w/d hookup. Recently updated. $1000. Call (203) 8873113 MERIDEN- Small studio apt. $525/mo including heat & electric. Sec. No pets. 203-9823042

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, 3rd flr, newly remodeled. Appls, heat & HW incld. $950/mo + sec. No pets. 203-537-0717 MERIDEN-1-2BR, 3rd flr, new carpet, new paint. Avail immediately. $675/mo. 203-440-1003 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr off-st-parking. $750/mo. Call 203-886-8509 MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr. Avail now! No pets. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. 1BR, $750. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988

MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency. $525 mo + 1 mo. sec. & refs. Call 203213-5153 or 203-631-0105 MERIDEN-4BR, 2 floor unit, nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Avail immediately. $1,350/mo. Call 203-440-1003 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 2nd flr, 4 rms, off st parking, refrig, stove, w/d hookup. Avail 5/1. $800/mo. 203-284-5843 PORTLAND Large modern. 3 BR, 2 bath. Centrally located. No pets. Large yard, plenty of off st parking. $1200/mo. 1st, last & security. (860) 916-1510 SOUTHINGTON BARON APARTMENTS Garden style apts now avail 1BRs $835 & 2BRs $985 includes heat & HW, appls, laundry facility on-site. Pet friendly. Call 203793-7480 for more info

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom apartment, 3rd floor, walking distance to downtown, parks and restaurants. $1150 plus 1 month security deposit. 203-679-0400

WALLINGFORD 2 BR in apartment complex.WD Hookup. Carpet, hardwood & vinyl floors. Pets ok. Plus Utilities. Call Grace (203) 464-8066. WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 50 Lee Ave. 2nd floor, appliances, on street parking, no W/D hookups. No pets/smoking. $750/mo. 203-444-5722

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD. Available now! 416 North Colony St, 1st floor, 2BR, off St. parking, Cent. air, $900/Mo. + 1 Mo. Sec. Credit Check. 203-631-7094 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sun porch. No pets. $950/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane. YALESVILLE-2BR, 1 bath, heat & HW incld. Off-st-parking. $950/mo. No pets. No smoking. Call 203-376-3691

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, MERIDEN Clean, Furnished Rm. Share kitchen, utilities. Bath w/Jacuzzi. Washer/dryer. On bus line. $140 per week. 203-537-1772 MERIDEN Rooms for Rent Newly remodeled. $150-$200 per week. 860-382-8302 Ask for John or leave a message.

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

WANTED TO RENT *PET Friendly home wanted.* For nonsmoker and indoor cat. Desire 1-2 rms, parking space & quiet home. Call Jen @ 860424-1757

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS COMMERCIAL GARAGES or SPACE for lease or rent. Ideal for landscaper, construction, light manufacturing or storage. Meriden. Call Jim 203-238-4555


WALLINGFORD 2BR Large apt. Close to Choate. 3rd floor. $875 + sec & utils. 203-671-0209 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1 1/2 bath. Large, Immaculate, modern, secure unit in the Town Center. Fully applianced kitchen, Central Air, w/w carpet. Off-st Parking $995. Lease. Sec. No pets. 203-214-8819 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Heat & electric included. No pets. $850. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973

MERIDEN $164,900 2 fam 3 car garage. Some updating, clean and ready to go. Poss sub-div with city approval by buyer. Don’t miss out. Call P. Lane 203235-3300


Friday, May 21, 2010 — The Southington Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE


HELP WANTED ASSEMBLY/SOLDERING Must have experience working under a MICROSCOPE. Long term temp. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242

MERIDEN $179,900 Close to everything! Spacious 4BR brick Cape. Remodeled and updated throughout. Gleaming HW, FP and CAIR. Huge garage with workshop and loft w/separate entry. Linda 203-235-3300

WLFD $149,900-Large 2 family w/store front. Possible 3 family house R6 zone. Separate utilities, corner lot with some yard. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

CENTERLESS Grinder- infeed Skilled grinder must be proficient in set-up, operation, inspection and troubleshooting. Cincinnati and Van Norman experience required. Fulltime position with benefits. Part-time would be considered. E-mail qualifications to or call Tim @ 203-272-2376 x102


MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223

Middletown Toyota is seeking a part time clerical employee. Individual must be detail oriented and able to effectively work with others and individually. Approximately 22 hours per week including every other Saturday. Please mail resume to 634 Newfield St., Middletown, CT or email:

DRIVER/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $199,900. Kathy 203-265-5618

MERIDEN True pride in craftsmanship! This home offers a 2story foyer, granite tile bathroom, 2nd floor laundry, 9ft ceilings & walk-out basement, ideal for in-law or home theater. $300,000. Vicki 203-235-3300

Needed for on-demant and route work. Must be US Citizen. Background and drug test required. Must have car or mini van Please call between 10am & 2pm. (860) 747-3855. RAA Greenfield Transportation ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN Town of Cheshire is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Engineering Technician. Job description and information on the application process can be found on the Town’s web site at Current hourly rate is $27.71/hr. Submissions must be received NLT 4:00 PM on Friday June 4, 2010. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V.


WALLINGFORD Enjoy this great Ranch. Features convenient 1st flr fam rm & enclosed breezeway, HDWD flrs thruout, part fin basement w/bilco. Nice lot w/mature landscaping. $264,900 Annemarie 203-265-5618

Established Spring Manufacturer has immediate openings for experienced performance driven Fourslide positions, both SetUp and Operators, on all shifts. SOUTHINGTON - 4 bed, updated cape, move in cond! 1 full BA, 2 half BA. Studio/office, Fam RM in finished LL Laundry RM. Lots of storage. Huge Backyard w/ fenced area and fire pit. Great schools! $279,000. $4000 TO BUYER if under contract by June 1! 860-302-6525

We offer a clean, safe, air-conditioned work environment; well maintained machinery, competitive wages & an exceptional benefits package that includes paid time off for meeting production goals. Director, Human Resources Acme-Monaco Corporation 75 Winchell Drive New Britain, CT 06052 (860) 224-1349 x119 (860) 612-0407 (Fax)

Manufacturer of complex metal stampings, CNC machined parts, and progressive tooling has immediate openings for the following positions.

Die Makers/Model Makers Must work independently on intricate, prototype assignments as well as build and debug complex progressive dies. Proven track record required.

Quality Engineer Candidate will work closely with engineering. Must be fluent in GD&T, CMM programming and various inspection methods. Ability to design inspection fixtures, custom gages, create process plans and procedures/ capability studies a plus. Successful candidate will participate in contract reviews. Strong communication skills required. Position requires customer/ supplier contact and travel. Competitive compensation packages available. EOE Send resumes or apply in person at Lyons Tool and Die Att: Human Resources 185 Research Parkway Meriden, CT 06450 Or via e-mail at

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap steel. NSCT is looking for Entry Level Production Positions. ● Safety & quality oriented. ● Proven team player. ● Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs repetitively. ● Must be able to stoop, bend, climb and perform physical duties. ● Must be able to conform and adapt to harsh environments Working overtime, weekends, shift work, and some holidays are required. Nucor offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer.

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap steel. NSCT is looking for Roll Mill Metallurgist. Qualifications and duties include: 1. Understanding of the Roll Mill process and all associated processes 2. Experience interfacing with customers. 3. Experience in and knowledge of Physical Metallurgy 4. Experience with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems 5. Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgic Engineering or similar technical field. Nucor offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer. Qualified Individuals should go to with code: NSCT01 to submit a Questionnaire. HELP WANTED


Qualified Individuals should go to IMMEDIATE OPENING

WALLINGFORD Immaculate 3BR Split with LR & FP, form DR, galley kit with breakfast bar, lower lev FR with wet bar, 2full baths, lg deck to 27’ above ground pool & CAIR! Reduced $299,000. Kathy 203-265-5618



TO Place your Marketplace ad today, call 203-238-1953, anytime 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

MERIDEN $220,000 Newly built 1726 sq.ft Townhouses offering 3BRS, 2.5 BA, Formal DR, 2car gar, deck Very popular complex. Galleria RE 203-671-2223

AUTO DETAILER/CLEANER 2 openings available. Full-Time, M-F, 8:00-4:30 Experienced preferred Must be able to submit to both a criminal background check & drug screening. Apply in person at: Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden. 203-237-1975

IMMEDIATE OPENING OUTSIDE YARD PERSONall weather conditions Full-Time, M-F, 8:00-4:30 Duties include checking-in/out inventory & security. Must be able to submit to both a criminal background check & drug screening. Apply in person at: Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden. 203-237-1975 Previous applicants need not apply. with code: NSCT03 to submit a Questionnaire. HELP WANTED

BEAUTY SALES CVS is seeking a Beauty Dept Mgr in Southington area. Prev Beauty exp req FT Great Rate Incentive & Benefits. EEO. Call 1(401)770-4716 LOOKING For a change? Then The Orchards at Southington Assisted Living might be for you! CNA positions available: day shift, 7-3, 24 hours and 16 hours; and per diem all shifts. Send resume to : ingrisellis@ or come in to fill out an application 34 Hobart St, Southington or call 860-628-5656


HAIR STYLIST & MANAGER. Part time or full time. Up to 50% commission. EOE. Call 203-537-5357 for more info LANDSCAPER - Mowing, fertilizing, etc. Experienced only apply. Call 203-469-6115.

News Reporter Experienced part-time news reporter wanted for two weekly community newspapers. Must be able to write news and features. Photography experience a plus. Flexible, 32-hour per week work schedule. Includes some nights and weekends. Send cover letter, resume and clippings to: or to The Southington Citizen 40 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489

RECEPTIONIST Position available for a hard-working, conscientious individual for a busy small animal hospital. Must have pleasant personality, good phone skills and filing knowledge. Starting hours are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 pm to closing (5 or 5:30 pm). Wed 2:00 pm to closing (6 or 6:30 pm) and Saturday 8:00 am to closing (noon or 12:30 pm). Additional hours may be needed to cover for vacations, etc. In future, there may be a change in hours so flexibility is a plus. Apply in person at 607 East Main Street, Meriden.

SPRINGMAKER Acme Monaco Corporation, a well-established manufacturing company in New Britain with an international client base, has an excellent opportunity. We are looking for a self starter, who is experienced in Mechanical Machines, fine wire. We offer a competitive hourly rate and superior benefits package. Interested candidates should submit their resume to: Director, Human Resources Acme Monaco Corporation 75 Winchell Road New Britain, CT 06052 Fax (860) 827-9982 Email: Applications will accepted during the hours of 8:30 am & 3:30 pm

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May 21, 2010 edition of the Southington Citizen