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Residents preparing for higher sewer rates By Jesse Buchanan Special to The Citizen

As sewer bills begin to arrive, some town residents are thinking about how to lower bills and prepare for a new billing system in July that increases rates for most homeowners. A new billing system was approved earlier this year to address revenue shortfalls at the wastewater treatment plant. Of the 9,665 sewer rate payers, about 1,200 will have their bill decrease while about 8,400 will pay an average of $100 more. The bills received recently by residents are under the old billing system and rates. John Rynn, Spring Lake Village condominium association president, said the switch to quarterly bills and higher rates is a concern. Until the bill arrives he’s not sure of the exact increase. “It could be an additional expense” he said. “The problem will be what are we going to do with the next two bills coming at us.” The 12-unit association pays the sewer bill, Rynn said. All the units are on the same meter. Beginning in the fiscal year starting July 1, bills will be sent out quarterly. Residents can pay quarterly or all at once as an annual bill. While annual bills that come out this spring say that they’re for sewer services in the upcoming fiscal year, town officials said they actually fund the previous year’s expenses since the water plant fell behind in its revenue. Jeff Craigie is looking to get a second water meter installed at his house to measure water used for irrigation. That’s an option under the new billing system, which reduces the amount of water that goes into the sewer plant and the amount of water for which a customer is billed. See Sewer / Page 2

Hachilah Felton, 9, of Southington, points to a logo she created. | Photo by Justin Weekes / For The Citizen

Local student creates educational books By Farrah Duffany

flowers, drawings of fictional characters, and handmade cards also line the counters and corkboard Wa l k i n to D eb o ra h G a r- hanging in the kitchen. All of the creations were done ner-Felton’s Southington apartment and you would find the by Garner-Felton’s nine-year-old kitchen table covered in newspa- daughter Hachilah Felton who has pers, with dozens of paintbrushes, had a passion for art since she was tubes of paint, and an easel and two-years-old. On the table was a half-painted canvas on top of it. Paintings of Special to The Citizen

angel on a canvas. Hachilah was still debating what to name her. For more than three years the Derynoski Elementary School student has been creating characters and writing stories for a self-published 20-page book called “Creation Story” which she debuted See Books / Page 4

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divorce, sadness and low self-esteem. “She realized she had a bigger message that will put hope into the hearts of children,” said Garner-Felton. “I said, ‘this might be more than just you doodling, we have to share it with the world.’” Hachilah said she remembered when her parents went through a divorce and how it made her feel. She wants to share words of encouragement through characters she created. Valerie, Tuff, Stella, Chilah, and Vincent, her characters, will appear in future books. She designed each character and came up with their personalities. They help each other deal with problems in a positive and encouraging way to teach others how to handle them. “Stella is kind and sweet and a caring person,” Hachi-

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lah said as she pointed to one of the main characters, dressed in a pink dress with a blue bow in her blonde hair. “She’s the role model of the group.” Tuff is another role model in the books. He was drawn with a green shirt, blue pants and had big blonde hair. In his hand he held a small dumbbell. “He helps deal with situations,” Hachilah said. “He steps in when someone gets bullied.” Bullying will be the next story Hachilah will work on to have ready by November. This time they hope to pitch the book to publishers. As members of the Faith Living Church in Plantsville, Hachilah and her mother said they draw a lot of inspiration from church for the books and hope others will too. “We’ve been committed because we believe it’s going to make a difference,” Garner-Felton said. “It’s a great idea to send these messages to the kids.”

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provide, among other things, for the method of holding competitive examinations,” the charter says. According to the town’s personnel rules, competitive tests are to be used “when practical” to fill vacancies. Palmieri said the police department is pursuing accreditation and is reviewing all its rules. Guidelines on recruitment were prioritized at the direction of the police board after the union raised the questions. The new rules were to be presented to the board for adoption at its next meeting, on June 12. Under the new rules, the hiring process for full-time officers will be competitive, he said. The department is willing to improve its prac-

Southington Police Blotter The following people have been charged by police: May 21 Nicholas A. Salmieri, 21, 154 Atwater St., third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, 3:22 p.m. Kevin Salmieri, 21, 154 Atwater St., disorderly conduct, third-degree strangulation, 3:23 p.m. Paige L. Blancato, 22, 14 Beatty St., 1E, New Britain, four counts sale of controlled substance, 9 p.m. Brandon A. Rivera, 20, 232 Texas Ave., Bridgeport, second-degree breach of peace, 10:08 a.m. May 22 Kyle A. Young, 23, 223 Country Club Road, Middletown, sixth-degree larceny, 11:06 a.m. Giacinto Marcantonio, 53,

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Tough upbringing birthed a ‘beautiful mind’ By Adam Stuhlman

and I am still finding out what that is.” While working at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Zajac picked up the proverbial pen and paper to start sharing her thoughts on her blog, mybeautifulmindblog. com. She wants to use her stories to transform the lives of others. Zajac started her blog on April 8, and already has some 5,000 page views. Visitors have checked in from

the U.S., Canada, Guatemala, Spain, French Polynesia, and Germany. Zajac said she had a long, hard journey growing up, and suffered a lot of “stress and pain” as a child. After moving away from her mother at age 12, Zajac went to live with her grandmother in an “old people home.” Zajac said everything that happened back then impacted her relationship with her sister, but the siblings have since

reconnected. “I had unstable parents,” Zajac said. “I always found my way. Someone always took me in with a temporary guardianship; I had six or seven before I was 18 … I spread my blog with anyone willing to listen – teachers, friends.” Lee Ann Miller, guidance counselor at Southington High School, helped Zajac

bella Circle, Middletown, sixth-degree larceny, 4:57 p.m. Justin Sieracki, 22, 111 North protective order, 3:49 p.m. Jenny Machado, 28, 168 Summit St., four counts sale Mt. Sanford Road, Cheshire, of marijuana, 11 a.m. Michael Cruess, 43, 1247 third-degree assault, second-degree breach of peace, Queen St., disorderly conduct, third-degree assault, 11:35 p.m. Faye Picagli, 21, 10 First 9:29 p.m. May 29 Ave., East Haven, secDavid Flood, 46, 30 Quaker ond-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault, 11:38 Lane, probation violation, 11:55 a.m. p.m. Michael J. Lasek, 35, 50 May 28 Vincent J. Bianca,56, 1 La- Maynard St., Attleboro, Mass.,

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Brothers Way, sixth-degree larceny, 4:05 p.m. Jacqueline Barber, 44, 217 Dunham St., second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree breach of peace, second-degree threatening, 1:39 p.m. June 1 Amber Savaria, 21, 701 Camp St., Bristol, sixth-degree larceny, 1:12 p.m. Kristen Milano, 19, 32 Darling St., sixth-degree larceny, failure to respond to an in-

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Meriden and Southington observe Trails Day weekend By Jeff Gebeau

Meriden and Southington observed Connecticut Trails Day weekend with linear trail events Saturday. At 10 a.m., Meriden’s Hanover Pond Trail was officially recognized as a Connecticut Greenway. Joe Zajac, chairman of the Meriden Linear Trail Advisory Committee, said the distinction signifies that the trail off Oregon Road, which is part of the linear trail system, is among the “unique set of trails that the state recognizes as valuable.” City Councilor Cathy Battista, chairwoman of the Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, marked the event with brief comments. Continued devel-

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Sloper science center opens By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

What used to be a pavilion at Camp Sloper recently transformed into a 760-square-foot building for campers and students to conduct experiments and create projects. Wi t h t h e h e l p o f a $20,000 donation from the Southington Education Foundation, the new Nature Center was completed this month to allow for year-round activities. “This is going to be a huge help for us,” Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler said. The project cost about $55,000. Pooler said $25,000 was put toward the project from the camp’s improvement fund, $5,000 was donated from Home Depot, and $1,000 was donated from All State in Plainville. The $20,000 donation from the foundation helped with installation of heat, electricity and technology. Pooler said it is the third time the structure has been

renovated since the 1980s. Before it became a pavilion in 1999, it was a small enclosed space for activities. The new building will be used as classroom space, especially for Science at Camp Sloper, a district-wide program for fourth-grade students. Every fall and spring, local fourth-graders take a field trip to the camp and use the natural surroundings, such as the pond, to learn about animals, bugs, erosion, wetlands and other topics. In the fall, the students focus on animal habitats. In the spring, the focus is weathering and erosion. With the new enclosed building, Jan Galati, foundation chairwoman, said the hope is to add another session for fourth-graders in the winter. There is also talk about expanding the program to other grades. “It came at a good time,” Galati said. “It makes us so excited about the fact that our science at Sloper program will be expanding in a variety of ways.”

The YMCA’s Camp Sloper Nature Center. Among the programs to be housed in the building are Science at Camp Sloper. | Justin Weekes / For The Citizen For the past few years, the YMCA has been working with the foundation and the school board on creating for students a building dedicated to STEM — Science Technology, Engineering, and Math. Last year, the education foundation proposed a 5,000-square-foot, onefloor STEM Center at Camp Sloper. The building would have had lab space with state-of- the-art technology and separate classrooms and cost $1 million.

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Less than 10 miles away on Mill Street in Southington, Liz Esposito of the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency led a seven-mile bike ride of the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway, part of the town’s linear trail system. Before the riders’ 11 a.m. departure, Esposito provided a short overview of the trail’s history, explaining that it was a canal in the 1830s before being filled in and becoming a railroad from the 1850s to the 1980s. “You can see the history of the trail,” along the route, she said. She also highlighted the presence of old industrial buildings on the course whose sides have been decorated with mural paintings. Jennifer Milo came with her daughters Jillian, 8, and Gabriela, 7. She said the girls recently stopped using training wheels, and Saturday’s ride was their first long one without them. Mike Hoover, of Manchester, said he brought his family because his daughter is becoming a biking enthusiast, and Southington offered one of the few Trails Day bike events in the state. “We wanted to get her out for a nice ride,” he said. Dan and Marcia McDonnell of Tolland said the ride was their first exposure to Southington trails, but they ride or hike the state’s greenways as often as they can. “We do rails-to-trails all over,” Marcia said. Dan volunteered to serve as the group’s “sweeper,” meaning he would ride in the rear and make sure no one got lost. With that established, the contingent embarked on their journey to experience what Esposito called “a beautiful piece of history and a beautiful piece of Southington.”

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Southington scholars are Mitch Porydzy’s lasting legacy The scholars at Southington High School took the stage, one-by-one, more than 100 all told, glowing with pride and exuding all that we hope for and dream about in this uncertain world – youthful exuberance, boundless aspiration, unlimited potential, the promise of tomorrow. In short, all the qualities that young Mitch Porydzy, himself a product of Southington’s schools, possessed so many years ago. Awaiting four of these scholars on the stage at the high school’s awards assembly May 15 was Maureen Murphy, who held in her hands as she has on that same stage for the past 28 years the keys to her late husband Mitch’s legacy – scholarship awards from the Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship Fund now tended to with care by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. The awards will help these students realize the kinds of dreams that Mitch himself had before cancer suddenly

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materials. “That was sort of the first The Nature Center resem- piece of furniture that he had bles a cabin with its wooden for that and I thought that exterior and barn-red colored was so indicative of what the roof and door. A stone facade whole facility is going to look lines the bottom of the struc- like,” Miceli said. “It incorpoture. Inside, part of the pavil- rated everything.” A projector has already ion beams remain exposed to remember what used to be been installed on the ceiling along with surround sound so there, Pooler said. Wooden tables, stools, a students can work on filming large counter for lab exper- and creating movies, Pooler iments, a tank with turtles said. “I am looking at purchasing and fish, and other features will be added once the floor digital microscopes to use in the new building and expand is done being painted red. The tables and stools are the pond study portion of our wrapped in plastic in a room fall science day,” said John attached to the Nature Cen- Duffy, the science coordinater that will be used to store tor for the district. “(Pooler) From Page 9

and I are also exploring some engineering activities that best fit both our curriculum and the Camp Sloper environment. We are in the beginning stages of that work.” A few touch ups with paint still need to be finished, Pooler said, but the center was expected to be ready for the grand opening scheduled for June 12. “Kids need to be moving, learning … I think that’s a good way to learn, being in the outdoors,” Galati said. “Not all communities have that resource. We’re happy to join with the YMCA as partners to launch this great adventure.”

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A visit to the Auxiliary Gift Shop at the Bradley Campus of the Hospital of Central Connecticut offers passersby, visitors and staff an ever-changing, trendy look in merchandising. Under the management of lifetime Southington resident Jackie Marenholz and a re-energized staff of volunteers, the gift shop sustains a fresh new look notwithstanding the announced plans of Hartford HealthCare group to discontinue inpatient care at Bradley within the year. Though the number of hospital beds has been reduced, the institution continues to serve as a local health care

facility for diverse medical testing and the professional services of many doctors, with offices on campus as well as ancillary services. The emergency room is slated to remain in place, a vital facility serving Southington. Marenholz said: “The gift shop is doing well again, perhaps better than in a long while, after a brief decline this past winter.” Volunteer Donna Toce added: “The gift shop has a new look.” Browsing through, one eyes the careful displays of trendy and seasonal sports and casual wear, accessories such as scarves, handbags, hats, backpacks, beach and summer wear, accented by

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continue on for years to come no matter what happens to us.” Maureen, too, appreciates the fact that her husband’s legacy is in good hands, and that her walks up on stage to make scholarship presentations in the years to come will be made with confidence. “I’m sure Mitch is looking down upon us and smiling. It is truly a comforting feeling.” The Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more Southington High School graduates who will be attending college to earn a baccalaureate degree. Preference may be given to students planning studies in accounting, economics or business. This year’s recipients are Caroline Burke, Antonia Cavallo, Melissa Martin and David P. Swanson III. For more information about the Porydzy Scholarship or to support the fund, visit cfgnb. org or contact Cheryl Famer at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, cfarmer@cfgnb.org; (860) 229-6018, ext. 305. — Submitted

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It was only weeks later, in March, 1985, that Mitch was gone. Almost immediately, the family established the memorial scholarship to honor Mitch’s memory. The community rallied and their contributions helped the family start the fund. Over the past 28 years, the Porydzy Scholarship has awarded thousands of dollars to more than 50 students from Southington High School. With both Walter and Kay entering the later stages of their lives, the family began looking about five years ago into options for how the now-sizable fund could be skillfully managed ad infinitum to secure Mitch’s legacy. Enter the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. “Moving the fund to the Foundation has been wonderful for us,” says Kay. “When my husband and I started this scholarship so long ago, we of course wanted it to continue on for years.” Adds Walter, “We now have the peace of mind knowing that this fund is in experienced hands, and that it will

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SOUTH WINDSOR — Elizabeth (Sue) B. Rowe, beloved wife of Francis H. Rowe for 55 years, passed away peacefully at Manchester Memorial hospital surrounded by her family on Monday, June 9, 2014, after a short but hard fought battle with cancer. She was just a few days short of her 77th birthday. Born June 18, 1937, in Morristown, N.J., daughter of the late William F. Barkman and Elleanor Ives Barkman. As a young child she moved to Essex, Vt., and graduated from Essex Junction High School class of 1955, and graduated from Tufts University, Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Therapy, class of 1959. She worked as a part-time contract physical therapist for a period of time while raising her children and ultimately followed her dream as an animal lover to become a veterinarian’s technician for two veterinary clinics. Sue was an active volunteer in the lives of her children, Hal and Ellen, whether it be as a den mother for cub scouts, a 4-H leader, South Windsor Friends for Music treasurer or South Windsor High School Tennis team manager. She was a doting grandmother to Spencer and Samantha Levesque, and Trevor and Nicholas Rowe, always camera in hand to capture every event. She also found time for her own hobbies. She took pride in her flower and vegetable gardens and was an avid collector of exotic indoor and outdoor plants such as bromeliads. Her pride and joy in life has always been

her Brittany hunting/show dogs. Sue was always on the go whether showing, hunting dog tests or breeding of her dogs. She was an active member of the Southern New England Brittany Club as secretary and treasurer. She bred and raised numerous Brittany’s going on to qualifying several AKC show champions. She leaves behind her two current faithful Brittany’s, Tyler and Scout. She always looked forward to her annual trips to the Maine sea shore as well as her participation at both her and Fran’s high school reunions. “Sue, Mom, Liz” Will be deeply missed but always remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Francis H. Rowe; her children, son, Hal Rowe, of Southington; and a daughter, Ellen Levesque (Rowe) and her husband, Paul Levesque, of South Windsor; her grandchildren, Spencer Levesque, of Ellington and Samantha Levesque, of South Windsor, Trevor and Nicholas Rowe, of Marlborough; as well as her “adopted” children, Dale McGraw Savluk, Chris Rich and Gary Shapiro. Calling hours will be at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, on Friday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations can be made to the American Brittany Rescue Inc. on behalf of Sue Rowe info@ americanbrittanyrescue. org or call 1-866-BRIT911 or an animal rescue of your choice. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome. com for online condolences and guest book.

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Amateur baseball fans are paying attention to the high school baseball tournament, and rightly so. The twoweek event culminates with championship games June 13 and 14 at Palmer Field in Middletown. But at the same time, American Legion baseball is beginning and that season is a frenetic, six-week dash to the elongated state tournament and the Northeast Regional Tournament in Middletown, which the locals call the Home Office for Amateur Baseball in Connecticut. Legion ball finds itself in a continuing struggle with other summer baseball leagues. It bills itself as the finest teenage program in the country, and in many ways that’s true. But in Connecticut and in other places around the nation, Legion ball is struggling. The number of teams is shrinking. In Connecti-

cut alone, the program is down three or four teams, and Zone 3, is down to eight teams as Madison has folded its tent. The response by the state Legion has been to tinker with its state tournament format. Every year the state commission comes up with something new. This year, the top 40 teams -- five from each of the eight zones -will qualify for the postseason. The zone champions will get a bye until there are only eight survivors from the first couple of single elimination rounds and in order for a zone champion to be eliminated, it would have to be beaten twice. Then there will be eight survivors who will play in two regionals -- Torrington and Stamford -- in a double elimination format. Then the two survivors will play a best of three. It’s too long and too convoluted for the average fan to keep up with. It’s too convoluted for me, and I think I get it.

One of the reasons the state Legion allows so many teams in is based on an assumption that unless teams have something to play for, kids will lose interest and teams will fold before the season ends, presenting the state with the headache of dealing with forfeits. Methinks that assumption is shaky at best because it underestimates kids. Almost always, the teams that have forfeited games -- and they are very few in number -- have done so for internal reasons. Oftentimes the coaching is, well, let’s just say is inexperienced. There are not clear rules at the beginning of the season about commitment, a team begins the season with small number of players and so it goes. Almost always, it’s shaky management at the local level. But it has been my experience in involvement with Legion baseball since 1966 See Legion / Page 17

School’s out! – Congratulations to the Southington High School Class of 2014 graduating on Thursday, June 19. New journeys begin as they move on to new opportunities in college, professional and career training and new jobs. A special salute to the 11 graduates going directly into military service. We salute you. May all our graduates be safe, healthy and come back wiser to a future beyond their dreams. As for the students off from school until September, let’s be alert to their safety; perhaps help them find productive opportunities during summer break. Father’s Day is June 15 – This day is not just about presents for dad, a backyard barbecue, a day on the golf course, fishing, or a ball game. To be sure, those are all wholesome ways for the family to celebrate Father’s Day. But what we really celebrate is being together, spending some quality time. Think about the role of a father in a healthy nuclear family, his equal partnership with the mother, and their unique relationship in sharing the responsibility for the future of their children. It’s a time to think about the concept of family: the vital safe haven parents provide for the protection of an innocent child’s trust; the nurturing, teaching, comforting, healing and firm discipline dispensed with gentle dignity and respect.

One more vital ingredient is the ever-growing love between parents and children. Our Divine Father created us to be children and parents, each with a role to play. And it is not just on the third Sunday in June, but every day of the year. Exodus: 2012: “Honor your father and your mother, that you may have a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Flag Day is June 14 – We pledge allegiance to our flag. We salute the flag as it passes by. We regard our flag with honor and respect because it is the cherished symbol of the republic of the United States of America, one indivisible nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. We’re not honoring a red, white and blue piece of cloth tomorrow. We’re declaring our allegiance to our country, the preservation of our freedom, our way of life and all that we and generations before us have worked to build. We have made mistakes in our country and no doubt will continue to make them. But, I believe our country, though imperfect, is the greatest gift we and our ancestors have ever received. The 13 stripes and 50 stars represent our Declaration of Independence for 13 states that became a sovereign nation 238 years ago and has welcomed millions to our shores. I am proud to be an American and to stand just a little taller when I salute the flag passing by.


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that kids hang in there. Kids don’t quit because a team is 10-15. Kids generally like to play. Study after study has shown that kids would rather be playing, even if a team is losing, than sit on a bench when a team is winning. Another reason is that having 40 teams in the field creates more fan interest. Not so. In the years since the expanding playoffs were instituted in all its mutations, early round games draw mom, dad, friends and relatives. It isn’t until the final rounds are played that crowds get bigger. But with the competition from other programs, the Legion is deeply concerned about the future of its program. That helps to explain why the National Legion backed off its plan to reduce the maximum age of players from 19 to 18. Small towns across the country protested, saying this further diminished its talent pool.

It’s also the reason why the Legion in Connecticut has instituted a prep division, for eighth and ninth graders. The idea here is, obviously, get ‘em early. The underlying concern may be the reason that the National Legion has gone to pool play for its World Series. Pool play is one in which the Series is divided into two four-team divisions and the two winners play a title game. The reason? ESPNU will televise the title game, but only if the game is on a date certain. Double elimination makes that impossible. TV rules. Pool play has the potential to be enormously unfair. A team can come out of pool one at 3-0, and another team can come out of pool two at 2-2, winning a bunch of silly tiebreakers (runs scored, earned runs given up, ad nauseam). Then in one game, the 2-2 team can beat the unbeaten team and call itself champion. Double elimination? Forget it.

But the game will be on TV, which means exposure, which means -- the Legion hopes -- more kids wanting to play Legion ball. Maybe this concern is the reason for the utterly phony attendance figures that come out of Shelby, N.C., the permanent home of the World Series. Briefly put, the Legion counts a doubleheader crowd twice. If the attendance for a twin bill is 4,000, the Legion says 8,000. Two times 4,000, because there were two games. That means that when I went to five games last year, there were 10 of me. The Legion said that attendance at the World Series last year was 107,000. There were nine admissions in a 6,500 seat stadium. Ask your third grader to do the math. About the only tournament left that is a pure championship event is the regional tournament. Eight teams, double elimination, one winner. Neat, clean, right. Too bad the state Legion and the World Series aren’t played the same way.

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through grade 11 are eligible to participate; Southington residents only. RegistraThe Southington Valley tion is for non-travel flag or Midget Football League will tackle football, cheerleading, have a registration session for and powderpuff flag football. the 2014 season from 9 a.m. Fees vary by program. Registo 12 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at ter online at www.svmfl.org. the Recreation Park Football Field House, Maxwell Noble Travel football and Drive, Plantsville. Boys in cheerleading signup kindergarten through grade 8 and girls in kindergarten Southington Knights Travel

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Open House Day scheduled for June 14 The Barnes Museum, 85 N. Main St., has announced its participation in the 10th Annual Connecticut Open House Day – a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism – from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Free admission to all visitors. For more information on Open House Day, visit www. CTvisit.com or call (888) CTvisit or contact Marie Secondo at (860) 628-5426 or secondoM@southington.org.

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Above: Person of the Year Faith Ondrick. CCARC hosted its annual Awards Dinner recently at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Hall. The organization, founded in 1952, is central Connecticut’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping people with disabilities. Faith Ondrick, a long time board member and volunteer, was named CCARC’s “Person of the Year.” State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus was honored as CCARC’s “Partner in Care.” Grace C.M.E. Church and Pastor Thomas Mills, Jr. were honored as CCARC’s “Partner(s) in Community.” Chris Conlon of Smokin’ with Chris restaurant earned the “Partner in Employment” distinction. Some 150 people attended the dinner. For more information about the services CCARC provides or how to support the organization, contact Anne Ruwet at (860) 229-6665, or visit ccarc.com.

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company vacated three office buildings on Executive Boulevard after relocating employees to other towns. In 2012, Connecticut OnLine Computer Center moved its employees to 100 Executive Boulevard, which it bought for $2 million. That leaves 400 Executive Blvd., which the town’s economic development coordinator, Louis Perillo, said had a letter of understanding with a prospective tenant. Moruzzi’s building

has 150,000 square feet and was appraised at $5.5 million. Taxes on the building on the 2012 grand list were $164,000. Moruzzi owns a building at 1290 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield, which he renovated and updated. His tenants brought 300 workers to that town, he said. Moruzzi made a number of energy-efficiency improvements to the building and plans to take similar measures with the Executive Boulevard building. Southington is a good lo-

cation due to easy highway access and the surrounding land which is open for development. “That’s a good business hub,” Moruzzi said. Perillo said more workers on Executive Boulevard would drive traffic and boost the local economy. The increased activity might also result in further retail development in the area. “We look forward to working with the new owner, who is very aggressive and capable,” Perillo said. Kayla Sica, 14, of Southington, stands in front of the Southington Dog Pound and a sign she made to mark the building. | Justin Weekes / For The Citizen

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dog pound and most people would drive by it. A large sign in the shape of a dog bone was also created and mounted to the front of the building. “Our dog pound isn’t in the best shape,” Sica said. “I love dogs so much, I wanted to help.” She also put together a donation box and created brochures and fliers with information on the pound and how to care for dogs. Dave Ireland, the town’s animal control officer, was her mentor. “Going for your gold is definitely not an easy task,” said Karen Stasko, co-leader of Girl Scout Troop 66280, Sica’s troop. “The girls have to come up with their own ideas. Part of the Gold Award is sustainability.” The donation box is a way for people to drop off treats, towels, and toys for the dogs. The items help Ireland train dogs for adoption and also keep them comfortable. ‘We want people to continue to adopt and drop off donations,” said Bonnie Sica, Kayla’s mother and troop leader. “And don’t forget the pound in the town budgets.” The brochures, all 500 of them, include care and veterinarian tips and information on how to make adoptions

successful. The brochures will be displayed in veterinary offices, pet shops, and other businesses. Ireland helps with dog adoptions. The number of dogs in the pound fluctuates. “The last time we were here there were three, another time there were eight,” Kayla Sica said. This month, Kayla is planning to make a video to post to YouTube about her project to inspire others to help dog pounds in other communities. “The project also made people aware that the dog pound has to care for a lot of stray dogs on a small budget,” Stasko said. “Kayla did a fabulous job and she worked so hard.” The cost of the project was $520. Most of the money came from donations from friends, family, and members of Troop 66280. Before she could start, Sica put in nearly 30 hours of planning, including presentations to the Rotary Club, the police commission, the police chief and others to get approval. The Girl Scout Gold Award requires at least 80 hours of work and the first 30 didn’t count because it was the planning phase. “She wants to raise awareness,” said Bonnie Sica. “We also want the town’s politicians to be more aware, too.”

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Sports Ferrante and Friedt lift Knights into finals Southington will face Amity in softball championship defense By Sean Krofssik Special to The Citizen

WEST HAVEN — Southington senior Sydney Ferrante had a firm grip on a softball during her post-game interviews TuesSouthington 8 day night after she Hand 0 and the No. 1 Blue Knights blanked No. 5 Daniel Hand 8-0 in the Class LL semifinals at Biondi Field. Just an hour prior to that interview, Ferrante deposited that same ball well

CIAC Softball over the 210-foot centerfield fence for a three-run homer. The 3-0 lead it provided was more than enough for ace pitcher Kendra Friedt, who tossed a two-hit shutout as Southington clinched its 20th trip to a state softball championship game in program history. The 23-0 Blue Knights will face a familiar foil in the finals: No. 7 Amity (24-5), which clipped South Windsor 2-1 in Tuesday’s first Class LL semifinal. Southington and Amity will meet for the seventh time in a state softball final — and provide a bookend

to the Southington-Amity baseball championship. On Tuesday against Hand (20-6), Ferrante shattered a scoreless tie in the third inning when she connected with a 1-0 offering from Hand pitcher Kathryn Omdahl. “She as been so frustrated because she has probably hit the fence 10 times this year,” Southington coach Davina Hernandez said of her All-State senior shortstop. “I had the feeling she was going to hit one out today. She is so strong. She is not big at all and people don’t realize how strong and compact her swing is. We play most of our games on an open field so people don’t get a sense. Half of her balls that were caught this year would have

been hit out of this field. It was the right field at the right time.” The Tigers, meanwhile, couldn’t do much against Friedt. “I was just really moving my pitches in and out and trying to keep them off-balanced,” the right-handed flamethrower said. “I didn’t want them to hit it because they are a really good hitting team.” The junior yielded just a one-out single in the fifth to Sam Pavano and an infield single Melanie Rennie in the seventh. The latter hit deflected off of Friedt’s glove. Friedt fanned 11 and walked none in the two-hit gem. See Softball / Page 27

Southpaw sends Southington skyward DeAngelo drives in 3; Knights make Class LL baseball final for third time in 4 years By Ken Lipshez

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BRISTOL — The dark clouds rolling in over Muzzy Field had a more ominous overtone for the Southington baseball team than a rainstorm. Ace right-hander Joe Rivera could not find the rhythm that made him one of the state’s best pitchers and the Blue Knights were down three runs. But there was plenty of ballgame left. The blue sky returned, and it was Southington blue. Sophomore left-hander Drew Farkas turned in a sparkling relief stint and drove in two runs Tuesday as the third-seeded Blue Knights advanced to the Class LL final for the second straight year with a 6-5 comeback win over No. 15 Fairfield Warde. Southington (20-3) will meet Amity for the title tonight, June 13 in Middletown. “Our goal this year was to get a little better every day,” Southington coach Charlie Lembo said. “If you get a little better every day, exponentially you’re not bad at the end of the year. We get to play

one more game.” Farkas (4-1) entered the fray with the bases loaded and two outs in the third inning after Rivera issued four consecutive walks to bring Warde’s lead to 4-1. Farkas retired Brendan Miner on a grounder to third and went on to set down 10 batters in a row. “He really gutted it out,” Lembo said. “This was probably the biggest situation he’s ever been in s life, on the mound anyway.” Ryan DeAngelo swung the potent bat. He went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs and a sacrifice. Farkas, who had just one atbat all season (1-for-1), complimented his mound work with a single and walk, both of which sent runs home. The Knights scored in every inning but the second. They tied the game and went ahead against reliever Nick Nardone (3-2) in the fifth. Rivera, who remained focused offensively and defensively despite his mound struggle, started that fifth inning with a walk and Liam Scafariello followed suit. DeAngelo executed a perfect sacrifice to move the runners

Liam Scafariello signals to hold the runner at second after a wild pitch.

Southington’s Joe Rivera delivers a pitch in the first inning at Muzzy Field in Bristol Tuesday.

into scoring position. Adam Wilson was walked intentionally to put the double play in effect, but Brett Shaw foiled the strategy with a base hit through the left side to tie the game. With two out, a walk to Farkas forced in the go-ahead marker. After Farkas retired Warde in order for the third straight frame, the Knights tacked on what proved to be a crucial insurance tally in the bottom of the sixth. Zac Susi led with single and was forced by Rivera, who continued to second on a throwing error.

DeAngelo slammed an RBI double off the wall. The Mustangs still had some kick left in the seventh. Leadoff man Tom Luckner (1for-2, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, 3 runs) singled to left. Nardone hit a chopper into the hole that shortstop Joe Daigle snagged. He bounced the throw to first, but Mike Rogalski made a big-league scoop for the first out. With two down, Giacomo Brancato raked a triple in the left field gap. The tying run was just 90 feet away, but Farkas (4 1/3 innings, 2 hits, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts) fanned

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Christian Sabella to secure the win. The Mustangs (17-9), champions of the FCIAC, scored an unearned run without the benefit of a hit in the first inning. Luckner, spotted a 3-0 count, drew a walk after a 10-pitch at-bat. He stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a passed ball. The Knights countered quickly. Susi worked a one-out walk and took second on Rivera’s See Baseball / Page 26


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grounder to second. Scafariello was passed intentionally. DeAngelo, down in the count two strikes, looped an RBI single over shortstop. “My teammates gave me opportunities and I took them,” DeAngelo said. “They walked Liam and that just gives you motivation. I saw a nice pitch and I drove it.” Warde regained the lead in the third with Lindner the focal point with another leadoff walk and another steal of second. Rivera struck out the next two hitters looking, but Brancato (2-for-4, 2 RBI) tapped an infield single up the middle. As second baseman Nick Calabrese was bouncing the throw to first, Lindner never stopped running. Rivera then walked four consecutive batters to force in two runs and give the Mustangs a 4-1 lead. Rivera, who had walked just 19 hitters in nine starts, walked five in the inning and seven in 2 2/3 frames. “There were no outside factors; I just didn’t have it today,” Rivera said. “It was hot, I was sweating a lot, but you’ve got to adjust to that.” Farkas came in to put out the fire. Outstanding defense, including a running catch by Rivera in center, helped boost his confidence with each delivery. “That’s the most important thing. A pitcher without his defense isn’t anything,” Farkas said. “[Rivera] might go down in one thing, but he was ready to pick me back up — pick the entire team back up.” Southington got one back in the home third. Scafariello walked and came all the way around when DeAngelo drove a double to the wall in right. Another came home in the fourth. After a walk to Rogalski, Warde starter Hunter Hewitt tossed two wild pitches. Farkas, who had only three at-bats all season, drilled a run-scoring single. “I practiced [hitting] all winter. I always try to keep the skills up even if I’m not going to be using them in case of a situation like this,” Farkas said. “I looked for a pitch I liked and just swung.

By Sean Krofssik Special to The Citizen

WATERTOWN — Jim DiNello had a big smile on his face after walking off Crestbrook Park’s 18th green on Monday. The Southington golf coach was full of pride with the way his team stood toeto-toe with the best teams in the state guided by the leadership of senior captains Eric Flood and David Valentukonis. Playing in the last group of the CIAC Division I state championship tournament, the Blue Knights tied for fourth. “We did tremendous,” DiNello said. “When you tie for fourth with the caliber that’s here and you look at the whole body of work from the

whole season, it’s great. The fact of the matter is the guys on the team represented the school very well. Everything was earned by hard work. I couldn’t ask any more of these guys.” For a second straight year, sophomore Andrew Szandrocha was the low man for Southington. He shot a 4-over-par 75 in Monday’s wet conditions, which placed him 10th overall and earned him All-State honors. “It’s a big honor,” Szandrocha said. “I’ve worked hard all year for this, so it’s a good thing to achieve. I had a solid round and hit the ball really well.” Szandrocha had two birdies, 10 pars and six bogeys on his round. “It was a solid score in

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Southington’s Eric Flood shoots out of a green side bunker Monday at Crestbrook Golf Course in Watertown. | Justin Weekes / For The Citizen

tournament play. They were all ready to play, but for some reason Andrew really thrives in this type of environment.” Manchester’s Blake Kelley was the D-1 medalist with a 1-under-par 70. The Blue Knights entered the match as the No. 2 seed behind Greenwich. Ridgefield was the No. 3 seed and No. 4 was Glastonbury.

these conditions,” Szandrocha said. “I hit the ball well today. My putting wasn’t great.” After Szandrocha, Eric Flood (79), David Valentukonis (81) and sophomore Jacob D’Alessandro (81) scored for Southington. Sophomore Ryan Burrill shot a 86, but his score was not used. “Andrew plays in a lot of high-pressured events and I think that really helps him,” DiNello said. “He’s cut out for

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finish, shooting a 303. They were followed by Greenwich (307), Ridgefield (310). Southington and Newtown shot 316 in tying for fourth. “These kids will get on the bus and be happy when they get home because they exhausted every bit of energy they could to be a champion and, today, they got beat by a great Glastonbury team,” DiNello said. “They did everything in their power. They just fell short.”

Softball “Kendra throws hard,” Ferrante said. “Not many teams can catch up to her in the first place. She’s virtually unhittable.” Caroline Burke started the third-inning uprising with a single up the middle. After a pair of outs, Lauren Zazzaro reached on an error, setting the stage for Ferrante to create a souvenir she always have. “I’m definitely going to keep the ball,” the smiling shortstop said. Southington added three more runs in the fifth. Omdahl’s throwing error on a comebacker off the bat of Zazzaro allowed Kaitlin Paterson to score. Paterson had started the fire with a lead-off double. Ferrante (2-for-3, 4 RBI) followed with an opposite field single that scored Zazzaro to make it 5-0. Sophomore Natalie Wadolowski (2-for-3) capped the rally with her second double of the night, a poke into the right field corner that chased home Ferrante and put Southington up by a half dozen. Hayley Arduini padded the Southington lead to 8-0 with a two-run, inside-the-park to the left field fence.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of June 3, 2014: A. Mark H. Sekorski, applicant, special permit use application for more than 3 garage spaces (32’ x 36’ barn), property of Brian W. Whitford, 118 Mountain Pond Road (SPU #538), denied B. Turning Earth Central Connecticut, LLC, Special Permit Application for the construction of multiple buildings on one lot to facilitate the development and operation of a source separated organics recycling facility, known as a volume reduction plan, using anaerobic digestion and aerobic composting to produce compost, renewable energy and heat for use in greenhouses that will grow premium-quality vegetables, 111 Spring Street (SPU #537), approved with stipulations C. 8-24 Referral for the bond ordinance regarding the ordinance authorizing the issue of bonds and notes not to exceed $2,640,000 to finance the design, construction and installation of sanitary sewer improvements on Welch Road, and authorizing the issue of bonds, notes and obligations not to exceed $2,640,000 to finance the appropriation (MR #486), granted favorable recommendation D. 8-24 Referral for the bond ordinance regarding the ordinance authorizing the issue of bonds and notes not to exceed $11,000,000 to finance the design and construction of various road and bridge improvements and appropriating grants received for such project for an aggregate appropriation of $12,500,000 (MR #487), granted favorable recommendation E. 8-24 Referral for the bond ordinance regarding the ordinance authorizing the issue of bonds and notes not to exceed $5,200,000 to finance the planning, acquisition and construction for sludge thickening and odor control in the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility, and authorizing the issue of bonds, notes and obligations not to exceed $5,200,000 to finance the appropriation (MR #488), granted favorable recommendation Dated at Southington, CT This 4th day of June, 2014 Robert A. Phillips, AICP Director of Planning and Community Development

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BROYHILL CHILD’S BEDROOM SET- light pine includes dresser, mirror, desk, chair & twin bed. Very good condition. $500 860-621-4201.

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NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialist in concrete work. Garage, shed and room addition foundations. Fully ins. 50 years in business. (203) 269-6240.

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

Landscaping

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WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK REGISTERED AND INSURED. FREE ON-SITE ESTIMATE. ANY QUESTIONS? CALL ED

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LOCAL - Insured handyman available for carpentry, painting, yard and home clean-up, junk removal, etc. (860) 2769484.

ACCEPTING Commercial & Residential grounds maintenance/complete lawn care. 25 yrs. exp. Srs. discount. 203-634-0211 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430.

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

JT’s Landscaping, LLC Lawn mowing & Full lawn maint. Comm/Res. Lic/ ins #616311. 203 213-6528.

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RJ LARESE Landscaping Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Spring Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782. JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! 25% OFF We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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

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BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Cert. Installer, Paver, Walkways, Patios, Stairs, Ret. Walls, Shrub Replacement, Landscape Design & Renovations, Mulch & Stone, Lawn Repair & Install, NO MOWING. Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Bus. 30 + yrs. WE’RE ON ANGIE’S LIST! Free Est. 203-2379577 HIC#0563661

ROTOTILLING GARDEN BILL WITH TROY BILT. NO GARDEN TOO SMALL. CALL (203) 294-1160.

Roofing, siding, windows, decks, & remodeling.

Plumbing

203-639-0032

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

Always a sale in Marketplace.

Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

ROOFING, SIDING, WINDOWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work, affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203 909-1099

Power Washing WE WEED GARDENS NORM THE GARDENER WHERE GARDENING’S a Passion (203) 265-1460

LOPEZ Landscaping is our new beginning. Will mow your lawn, clean yard, do timming for a reasonable price. Call 860-670-3863.

Handypersons

We do it all. 42 yrs. Family run since 1949. Carpentry, Plumbing & Electrical to Odd Jobs. CT#635370. (203) 427-7828.

A&A Prop Maint. Call us for all your landscaping needs. Mowing, trimming, yard cleanup. All size jobs. 860-719-3953.

MIRACLE PAINTING: Interior/Exterior Popcorn ceiling repair Prof pwr washing Lic & insured Free estimates 203-6001022

Paving

Landscaping

94660D

GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Cell 860-558-5430 Office 203-235-7723.

CT BEST PAINTING CO., LLC - Full service int. & ext. (860)830-9066.

Heating and Cooling

GARY Wodatch Debris Removal of Any Kind. Homeowners, contractors. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203 2357723 Cell 860 558-5430.

Roofing

94655D

Find everything at our MarketAttics & place. Basement Cleaned

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ROOFS R US LLC

Family run since 1949 from major roofing to repairs, siding, windows, carpentry. We beat any quote. #635370. (203) 427-7828.

Siding

A-1 Quality Powerwashing Hot water, low rates Call Dennis 203-630-0008 POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning ON THE OUTSIDE FREE Estimates #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

SIDING, ROOFING, WINDOWS, DECKS, REMODELING GUTTERS CT REG#570192 (203) 639-1634

Masonry A&A MASONRY. 20yrs exp. We specialize in sidewalks, stairs, patios, stonewalls, chimneys, fireplaces and much more! Call Anytime 860-462-6006! FREE EST! #HIC0616290

It’s All Here! (203) 238-1953 ALEX MASONRY 30 yrs exp. Patios, Retaining Walls, Steps, Brick, Stone, Chimneys. #580443 203-232-0257 or 203596-0652. W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrooms, Additions. CT Reg. #516790 203-237-0350 www.fiderio. com A PRESSURELESS CLEAN The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000 Visit the powerwashingkings.com

Roofing

Painting & Wallpapering

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

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

YALESVILLE Construction LLC. Lic & Ins. #0631937. Specializing in Residential roofing. Free estimate. Call (203) 535-2962.

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

Tree Services Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430 LAVIGNE’S Tree Service In business 34 years Tree removal. Stump grinding.Crane Service. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com


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