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Riccio, Lounsbury named to lead council By Jesse Buchanan

and Lounsbury returned after serving the previous term, along with Democrats R e p u b l i c a n M i c h a e l John Barry, Dawn Miceli and Riccio was chosen Tuesday Chris Palmieri. Republicans to lead the Town Council as Tom Lombardi and Paul chairman with Republican Champagne joined the council Cheryl Lounsbury as vice after being elected along with Victoria Triano and Riccio, chairwoman. Republicans retained their who have served previously. Riccio has served four council majority in the Nov. 5 election and hold six seats. terms on the council and has held the position of vice chairDemocrats hold three seats. The new council met for man. While off the council, the first time on Tuesday. Republicans Stephanie Urillo See Council / Page 30 Special to The Citizen

Southington-Cheshire YMCA community award winners are, seated, front row, from left: Lisa Wrubleski, with daughter, Madison, 7, who received the Reaching Out Award; Diana Sheard, center, the Unsung Hero Award winner, and Lisa Carroll, right, who received the Person of the Year award. Erin Furniss, who also received the Reaching Out Award, is seated in the second row between Sheard and Carroll. | (Dave Zajac / Special to The Citizen)

YMCA names annual award recipients By Julie Sopchak

was picked as Person of the Year, Because of 26 was given the Reaching Out W i t h o u t f a i l , t h e Award, and Diana Sheard Southington Community was named Unsung Hero. Each recipient is picked YMCA finds three people or organizations worthy of because of an outstanding contribution to the commurecognition every year. This year, Lisa Carroll nity. Honorees will be offi-

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cially recognized at the Y’s Annual Meeting at the Aqua Turf in January. “They are the shining stars in Southington,” John Myers, executive director for the Y, said. “They are See YMCA / Page 16

Celebrity chefs coming to town Food As Art fundraiser is Sunday By Julie Sopchak

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Come Sunday, the Aqua Turf will be filled with all kinds of culinary delights for the first Food As Art event. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Calvanese Foundation and also the Record-Journal’s literacy program. “We were just looking for a

different type of fundraiser,” Kathryn Reinhard, a member of the Calvanese Foundation Board of Directors, said. “We hadn’t seen anything like this.” The event will host four nationally-acclaimed chefs in Susan Heaton, Kevin Cottle, and The Hearty Boys, consisting of caterers Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh. All chefs have been featured on, or have won, primetime reality cooking shows. Cottle was runner-up for a season of See Celebrity / Page 30

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Community thanks veterans for their service By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

A sea of American flags waved back and forth in the crisp autumn air on the morning of Nov. 11, as dozens of people gathered outside American Legion Post 72 to honor veterans. Local officials, state representatives and veterans spoke during the Southington Veterans Day ceremony to show appreciation for all the men and women who served or are currently serving in the military. “It’s my prayer that this land always be blessed with

brave sons and daughters that are willing to protect her,” said state Sen. Joseph Markley, R-Southington. N e w l y - e l e c t e d To w n Councilors Victoria Triano and Michael Riccio thanked the families and veterans for their service, selflessness and willingness to fight for their country. “It doesn’t end on the battlefield, but it comes to our town,” Triano said of the veterans. “We owe you a debt of gratitude,” Riccio said. Steve McCarty was in the See Thanks / Page 10

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Democrats, were voted in on election day. Two other Republicans elected have Incumbents and former served on the council before town councilors are return- and two others come from ing after the Nov. 5 elections, the Zoning Board of Appeals which Republicans say is a val- and the Planning and Zoning idation of their approach over Commission. Republican Victoria Triano the past few years. Republicans m a i n - returns to the council after tained their majority on the serving four years ago. Since nine-member council along then, she said the council has with the three existing council led the town well on a numDemocrats keeping their seats. ber of issues such as the use of Five incumbents, two committees to get things done. “What’s happened over the Republicans and three Special to The Citizen

last four years is that there’s a sense that we’re heading in the right direction,” Triano said. She also praised the Democrats who’d won, saying they were active in the community. “We’ve got good people on the Democratic side,” Triano said. Dawn Miceli, one of the three Democrats reelected,

said work on town projects could continue without interruption with the return of incumbents. Voters appreciated the work done by the council over the past few years and specifically the contributions made by the three Democratic members. “The voters acknowledge all the hard work the three of us have done,” Miceli said.

Feld wins finance seat 38 votes more than Moise. The votes would have been recounted but Moise An error transmitting denied the recount. Feld received 3,620 vote totals from Kennedy Middle School led to votes and Moise 3,582. Moise said he didn’t confusion over which Democratic candidate had want taxpayers to inwon a seat on the Board of cur the expense of a recount since, in either Finance. Incumbent Sandra Feld case, a Democrat would took the seat, but the take a seat on the Board town’s website showed of Finance, according to John Moise receiving Feld. Feld said she’s glad to more votes. With the corrected numbers, Feld had be returning to the board. By Jesse Buchanan


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Brian Callahan, Republican Town Committee Chairman, said the Republican-led municipal government has improved access to Town Hall with the opening of the Municipal Center, avoided major tax increases and improved roads. Residents have also approved of personnel shake-ups in Town Hall, according to Callahan. “There were no major issues. The voters, taxpayers, are happy with the way the town is being run,” he said. “We took every seat in town. We had 21 candidates and all 21 got elected.” Republicans hold a majority on every board and could not have won any more seats due to minority representation portion of the Town Charter. In addition to boards and commissions working well with the Town Council, Callahan said Democrats and Republicans also work well together. Democrats vote with the Republican majority on most issues, he said. “The politics go out the window for the most part,” Callahan said. Callahan was also pleased that Republicans were able to elect Tom Lombardi, a 28-year old Zoning Board of Appeals alternate. It’s difficult to get young people to run for office and Lombardi not only won but was able to gather younger supporters as well. The attitude among youth that voting and civic participation doesn’t matter is “going away,” according to Lombardi. “They’re really getting involved,” he said. He’s looking forward to working with experienced councilors of both parties and offering different perspectives on town issues. Lombardi also hopes to stay in touch with the concerns of people his age and voice those views on the council. While he may have a window on the younger generation’s perspective, Lombardi said he’s representing all ages. “I’m out there serving everyone now,” he said.

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like the governor or president,” Sherman said. “It’s really the most important... We’re directly influenced by the Board of Finance, Board of Education and Town Council.” Sherman also said sameday voter registration went well. Forty-one people participated. “It shocked me that it was that high,” he said. Everyone who registered was appreciative and thankful for accommodations, Sherman said. In Meriden, voter turnout was at about 27 percent, said City Clerk Irene Masse. She said the percentage is “kind of average,” but it may have been up a little higher than normal. Election Day, for the most part, went smoothly, Masse said. Some excitement came up during the At Large City Council race. The votes for Republican Lenny Rich and Democrat David Salafia’s came in close, with Rich prevailing by 35 votes. See Turnout / Page 22

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for the veterans during their time in the military. “Thank you to the spouses and family members … who kept us in your thoughts and prayers,” McCarty said.

turning from the war and said so much has changed since then. From Page 4 “We never had recognition Army for three years in active for what we did,” McCarty duty and 27 years in the Army said. Reserve. During the Vietnam During his speech, McCarty War era, he remembered sol- made sure to show his gratidiers being spit on after re- tude to those who were there

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Students from DePaolo Middle School raised more than $20,000 at Alex’s Lemonade Stand during the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival. Aside from working in the stand, students raised money on their own. The students that raised the most money are pictured: Matthew Howard, Madison Beaudoin and Jillian Watson.

The legion also recognized School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. and the school system with a corporate Blue Star Flag for the collaborations between the district and the local veterans. Printed on the flag were the words, “we honor those who serve.” Local members of the Marine Corps League and color guard fired a volley salute to honor veterans and those serving. After the ceremony finished Adessa Noyes, a fifthgrader at Thalberg School,


handed out handwritten and colorful letters to the veterans from Southington students and local Cub Scouts. “I said thank you for serving our country and for helping our lives,” Adessa said. Steve Pintarich, an army veteran and past commander of American Legion Post 72, said for the past three years students have handed out the cards after the ceremony. “So many veterans never got a card before,” he said. When he was Adessa’s age, he helped put together food for the veterans and hopes she will remember handing out the cards. “I still remember doing that till this day,” he said.

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Latest downtown mural celebrates Japanese fish tale By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

A recently finished mural on the side of Vanity Rites Tattoo & Body Art building on Center Street is the latest to adorn a downtown building. Four large, sky-blue wood panels, covering about 60 feet, depict the Japanese tale of the koi fish and its transformation into a dragon after its journey up a waterfall. Mary DeCroce, chairwoman of Southington Community Cultural Arts, has been coordinating contacts between businesses and artists.

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Donating 25,000 meals per month By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

Director of Southington Community Services, Janet Mellon, and her nearly-all volunteer staff are incredibly dedicated to the work they do for so many in Southington unable to make ends meet without some help. Staff members’ dedication and the situations they encounter appear to energize their sense of pride in their work. That spirit, and the importance of their work, can be seen in the new logo painted on their white service van

moving along town roads on errands of mercy. “We could never do our job without our volunteers,” Mellon said. “But it’s about community … the community taking care of the community ... taking care of its own. How can I describe the importance, our total dependence on the generosity and support of many organizations, like United Way, church and religious congregations and the food and monetary donations of individuals and families who contribute to our work? The generosity takes on life as I see the faces of those coming here through

our pantry doors, day in and day out, receiving food, gratefully. Then, I think of the hungry who might otherwise have been missed had it not been for the kind compassion of our community.” To get an impression of the need for food right here in Southington, in calendar year 2012, Southington Community Services donated, through its Food Pantry, 301,000 meals. While that may seem like an impossibly high number, volunteer Robin Taillie verified the tally. The precise See Donating / Page 35

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JFK October Students of the Month Sixth grade: Nashita Begum, the daughter of Mohiuddin Ahmed and Nilufar Begum, she is a member of the orchestra, and she enjoys playing the piano, biking, soccer, and basketball. Stephen Murray, the sixth grade Unified Arts Student of the Month, is the son of Wayne and Doreen Murray. He plays basketball and baseball, and soccer. His favorite academic subject is science. Stephen Statkevich, the son of Joseph Statkevich and Lisa Rinaldi, and is a member of the band and stage band, he plays basketball and baseball. David Sullivan, the son of David and Mandy Sullivan, plays basketball, baseball and football. Seventh grade: Madelyn Chasse, the seventh grade Unified Arts Student of the Month, is the daughter of Scott Chasse

and Kristen Freeman, and is a member of MATHCOUNTS, the honor roll, morning announcer, the Stock Market Club, the band, the stage band and the New Eagle Jazz Ensemble. Caleb Chesanow, the son of Matthew and Dawn Chesanow, plays in the band and on the baseball team Knights football team, in addition to teaching kindergartners how to play flag football. Kyle Leifert, the son of William and Valarie Leifert, plays town basketball and travel baseball. Aliya Sarris, the daughter of Betsey Sarris and Evelyn McKay, is a member of the band, one of the morning announcers and MATHCOUNTS. Eighth grade: Katarina Aulbach, the See SOM / Page 36




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Veterans Day, four chaplains, and a Connecticut connection By Ralph Lord Roy Special to The Citizen

Veterans Day, when the nation pays homage to men and women who have been in the military, and especially those who lost their lives while serving our country. Many senior citizens will recall that it began as Armistice Day to mark the end of the first World War on Nov. 11, 1918. World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq have produced tens of thousands of additional heroic

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Protestant ministers. They handed out life vests while they did their best to calm the men. The impact of the explosion, together with winter weather, darkness and limited time, helped conspire against their best efforts. When they ran out of life vests, each of the chaplains removed his and gave it to a soldier, assuring his own death. Survivors recalled how the four clergymen locked arms together and seemed to be in prayer as the ship went down. Rabbi Alexander Goode had been born in Brooklyn, raised mainly in Washington, D.C., then be-

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SOUTHINGTON — Elinor Parizo Mocci passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at her home in Southington. She was the wife of the late Pat Mocci. She was born on Dec. 26, 1929, in Meriden, and was the daughter of the late Philip D. and Lilla I. Parizo of Southington. Mom is survived by her loving children, Robert and Mary Ann, of Middlefield, Norrie Paradis, of Southington, and Michael and Darlene, of Plantsville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jenna, Justin, Brian, Amy, Steven, David, Thomas, Danny, Katy, Kevin, Kari, and Sarah. Nana is survived by her three loving great-grandchildren, Kaden, Scarlett, and Khloe. Ellie leaves behind her twin brothers, Robert Parizo, of Southington and Richard Parizo, of Old Saybrook; and sister -in-law, Mary Clockerty, of Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her sisters, Phillipa, Mary, and Lorraine. Mom loved animals, reading, history, music, dancing, riding in the car on a sunny day, traveling and the UCONN Huskies. She loved the ocean anywhere, especially York Beach, Maine. Most of all Mom loved her children, grandchildren, parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. She loved being called Mom and Nana. She understood the meaning of love, family, and friendship. She lived and instilled it as part of her daily life. Elinor was a volunteer at the American Red Cross, Bradley Memorial Hospital, and Southington Care. She had a passion for the elderly and provided comfort for as long as she was physically able. Her family and friends will miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers donations can be made at: Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., in Southington. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Visit for online condolences and directions.

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generation of clergymen in his family and was the son of Daniel A. Poling. a nationally known minister and magazine editor who wrote over 20 books, one dedicated to his son’s two fatherless children titled “Your Daddy Did Not Die.” Clark attended Yale Divinity School where he prepared for ordination in the (Dutch) Reformed denomination. In 1933-1934, while in seminary, he was student pastor at the South Meriden Methodist Church. The chaplains have been memorialized in many ways. Congress unanimously adopted a resolution declaring February 3 as Four Chaplains Day, a 3-cent stamp carried their images, and the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation was formed with its headquarters today at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Books have told their story, a documentary film was made, and stained glass windows, paintings, murals, and plaques are found in the Pentagon and in various churches, galleries, museums, parks, halls of veteran organizations, and elsewhere. In their 1943 newsletter his classmates at Yale Divinity School saluted Clark, noting that “his sacrifice makes vivid the tragedy of war, that the price war extracts is the best of human life.” YDS still awards the Clark Vanderbilt Poling Memorial Scholarship annually. Over the years, I had two “small world” experiences related to this harrowing event. In 1943 I was a 14-year-old pageboy in the Vermont Senate when news reached the public of the See Connection / Page 30

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Serve veterans as well as they served us By Daniel M. Dellinger, American Legion During the recent government shutdown, many numbers were thrown around, but there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget. More than one a day. That is how many members of our active-duty military, Army National Guard and Reserve forces have committed suicide over the last year. Simply put, we are losing more service members by their own hands than we are by the enemy in Afghanistan. Only those who experienced firsthand the horrors of combat can understand why most of these young men and women feel compelled to take such drastic and permanent measures. As Veterans Day ceremonies and parades occur throughout the country, it is important that we commit ourselves to do everything possible to prevent these needless and tragic deaths. We are their friends, their family, their co-workers and their neighbors. It is up to us to ensure that veterans feel their service to this country is appreciated by

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their fellow Americans. There are many tangible ways we can acknowledge their sacrifice, but the easiest is to simply say, “Thank you for what you have done for our country.” If he is showing signs of unhappiness or depression, encourage him to seek help through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs immediately. If she has had difficulty obtaining the benefits she is entitled to, let her know that The American Legion has thousands of trained service officers nationwide who will P.O. Box 246 Southington, CT 06489 News Reporter – Julie Sopchak News Editor – Olivia L. Lawrence Assistant News Editor – Nick Carroll Executive Vice President and Assistant Publisher – Liz White Senior Vice President of Operations and Major Accounts – Michael F. Killian Senior Vice President and Editor – Ralph Tomaselli Advertising Director – Kimberley E. Boath

help her navigate the bureaucracy free of charge. And if a veteran has made the supreme sacrifice, remember the price that has been paid for our freedom and offer your support to the loved ones left behind. Veterans Day is a time to honor not just those who have fought for us in battle, but all of the outstanding men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces since our founding more than 237 years ago. See Serve / Page 28

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H A RT F O R D ( A P ) — While advocates say the number of homeless Connecticut veterans has declined somewhat in recent years, there’s a new effort underway to try to eliminate homelessness among the state’s veteran population over the next two years. Last week, a wide-ranging coalition of groups ranging from homeless shelters to the Connecticut Department of Labor agreed to a statewide action plan. It was the result of six months of brainstorming and research. By filling in gaps in services and better coordinating existing resources — including a recent boost in federal funding for veteran’s housing programs — advocates are optimistic the roughly 400 homeless veterans on a single night in Connecticut can all have housing by the end of 2015. “If we were to really try to reach and do what is right by veterans, which is that no veteran should be homeless, that’s going to require a really strong, achievable plan with strong recommendations,” said Greg Behrman of Fairfield, founder of the Connecticut Heroes Project, an initiative focused on combatting homelessness among veterans. He also helped to spearhead this effort to come up with an action plan. “A plan would allow us to do something extraordinary,” Behrman said. “I think that we now have the most detailed, the most actionable state plan in the country.” Lisa Tepper Bates, ex-

ecutive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, said she’s optimistic that homelessness among Connecticut veterans can be eliminated. She said the good news is that there are now adequate federal resources, such as supportive housing for veterans with high needs and homelessness prevention funds. In 2009, the Obama administration announced the goal of ending homelessness among veterans in the U.S. by 2015. “In Connecticut, we actually do have the resources,” she said. “We’ve just got to actually put them to use.” Besides the federal programs, the state launched various initiatives aimed at helping veterans, such as offering tax credits to companies as incentives for hiring a veteran. There are also various job training programs and grants to defray training costs. But for many veterans, especially those suffering from mental health or addiction issues, it can be a confusing maze to navigate, said Juliet Taylor, a former chaplain assistant and staff sergeant in the U.S. Army who now works as a support employment specialist at the Veterans Administration. “There is no one place you have to look,” said Tayl or, who recently helped a man register for VA services 30 years after he left the military. Taylor found herself on the verge of homelessness in 2009 after she suffered a serious medical problem and was honorably discharged. Taylor, a single mother of three who See Homeless / Page 21

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Conn. AG asks feds to scrutinize UnitedHealthcare HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen asked federal regulators Nov. 6 to “aggressively scrutinize” what he calls UnitedHealthcare’s decision to drop a large number of doctors from its Medicare Advantage Plan network in the state. Jepsen sent a letter to the federal Department of Health and Human Services asking for the review, saying he is concerned about the potential harm to patients. He said the insurer also is dumping doctors in Medicare Advantage networks in other states. He said UnitedHealthcare is refusing to release information about the doctor terminations, including the number of physicians and patients who will be affected. Some doctors in Connecticut have already received termination notices, Jepsen said. “We are deeply troubled by United insisting that its remaining provider network will be adequate despite simultaneously claiming not to know the number of patients affected,” the attorney general wrote in the letter.

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HARTFORD (AP) — Regulators in Connecticut will review the decision by Northeast Utilities to eliminate 200 information technology jobs. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority told state Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Nov. 7 it will schedule a hearing. The two state officials asked regulators to consider how the loss of the

IT jobs could affect storm readiness, response and communication. Northeast Utilities said in October it will cut 200 jobs while keeping another 200. The Hartford-based utility says much of its work monitoring the grid and responding to storms will continue to be done in Connecticut Several state lawmakers criticized the job cuts as a loss of well-paid, high-skill jobs in Connecticut.

Community theatre Southington Community Th e at re w i l l p re s e n t David’s Ives’ “All In The Timing,” a collection of hilarious one-acts, Nov. 21, 22 and 23, 7:30 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church Street. T i c k e t s a r e a va i l able in advance and at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Just For You Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville, and at The Music Shop, 405 Queen

the problem can be fully eliminated, especially considering the mental health and substance abuse problems many of the veterans, both young and old, are facing. “Is it every going to go away? I don’t know,” Jones said. “I don’t think homelessness will ever be solved. Having a goal is good. But it’s one of those things. When we hear that goal, it’s something you work toward.”

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UnitedHealthcare issued a statement Nov. 6 acknowledging the changes will be disruptive to some Medicare Advantage network members and encouraging patients to call the company if they have questions. “We are working to ensure this does not disrupt care they may currently be receiving,” the company said, adding that it will “continue to work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and others, including the Connecticut attorney general’s office, to address the needs of local providers and members and further explain the changes we are making to our Medicare Advantage network.” UnitedHealthcare is a subsidiary of Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group. Jepsen said the insurer has yet to notify affected patients so they can take action before open enrollment in insurance plans closes Dec. 7. He asked federal regulators to consider extending the enrollment period.

home within six weeks and a revolving loan fund to provide money for security deposits. The plan also calls for working with the Department of Correction to develop a halfway house for veterans and creation of more permanent housing for veterans by converting unused state property. The plan also calls for a Veterans Opportunity Fund that agencies can use to hire additional employment specialists to help veterans and the organization of a network of veterans who are employers committed to hiring and supporting homeless and atrisk veterans, helping with their transition to the private sector. It also calls for the production of a one-page brief that veterans can bring to job interviews. It will detail the incentives available for hiring veterans and the liability of hiring National Guard members and reservists. Aaron Jones, a member of the Army National Guard who served 10 years active duty, works as the veterans outreach coordinator for the South Park Inn, a nonprofit agency in Hartford that provides temporary and longterm housing and supportive services to the homeless, including veterans. While he welcomes the focus on helping homeless veterans, he questions whether

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Miceli said the idea of using art around town ramped up two years ago with the plan of transforming the Gura Building into a center for the arts. That effort is still underway. Recently, economic development officials asked for DeCroce’s help to dress up vacant storefront windows. Jo Rapisarda, owner of Vanity Rites Tattoo & Body Art, said she wanted to give local artists an outlet. She worked with DeCroce on a concept and let the artists take over. The work took about two months. “I said, ‘wouldn’t it be great if we could get some artists to come in and give them an opportunity to showcase their work?’” Rapisarda said. On the first panel of the

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mural there are dozens of koi fish swimming in a river. The second shows the one koi fish that jumped into the waterfall and the third and fourth show the koi fish turning into a dragon. The last two panels also shows the koi fish jumping out of the water and into a hand holding a tattoo instrument. Part of a $3,500 grant obtained by DeCroce from the Greater Hartford Arts Council paid for the mural. DeCroce said she has heard from members of the community, business and artists that want to get involved in creating more murals. “I think a lot of times, in people’s minds, art is just fluff,” DeCroce said. “But what they don’t realize is it’s a proven fact that a community active in the cultural arts creates an economic impact. I believe that Southington is starting to recognize that.”

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out, from what we could tell,” Pappas said. Thirty-three Cheshire residents participated in sameday voter registration, Pappas said. She said she was surprised by the turnout, and while it caused more work, more people were able to vote.


because they were significant changes,” said Dennis Conroy, a Democratic member of the Charter Revision Commission. “I thought it was good. It was an issue that, as far as I was concerned, it was just ill conceived by the people that proposed it.” Callahan took some of the blame for the turnout, saying he didn’t “do a good enough job” of explaining the different options of the changes to the public. “I respect the people’s decision. They voted with what they thought was the right thing for the town,” Callahan said. “In retrospect, I didn’t communicate to the public as well as I should have. I’m not upset or angry about it. I think while the public voted the way they thought was the right thing to do and I think they got it wrong and I don’t blame them for that.”

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council did have some checks on it, really wasn’t what the people of Southington wanted.” “I have nothing against the town manager I think he’s a good man… but I think the way it is right now is fine,” said Republican police board member Nick DePaola. “I’m happy. I really am. I don’t see any need for the change.” Mary Baker, the Republican fire commission chairwoman, had hoped voters would support the change because the town manager could have helped to accept grants and sign contracts more easily. “I felt the proposal made sense,” she said. In March, Republican Town Council Chairman John Dobbins brought up the idea of opening the charter,

saying he would like to see the fire and police report directly to the town manager. The Republicans the voted to open the charter, which Democrats opposed, and by a 6-3 party-line vote a Charter Revision Commission was formed. Three Republicans on the five-person commission voted to send three questions to referendum on election day. Voters also rejected raising the minimum monetary threshold for putting town contracts out to bid from $10,000 to $25,000 and raising the amount for Public Works contracts requiring public bidding from $5,000 to $25,000. But they agreed to allow the town manager to authorize transfers of up to $1,000 into or out of a line item within a department’s budget. “The voters were smart enough to reject the two

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BEAMING WITH PRIDE Students and staff at DePaolo Middle School had a chance to place their mark on the new addition of the school. During lunch waves, students were given the opportunity to sign the last steel beam before it was erected in one of the new construction areas. While the beam may not be visible when the project is complete, the signers will know they’re a part of the new school.


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Not all veterans have seen war, but a common bond that they share is an oath that they expressed their willingness to die defending this nation. Perhaps, most significant in preserving our way of life, are the battles that America does not have to fight. While we should all be grateful for the remarkable advancements made in military medicine and prosthetics, the fighting spirit and inspirational stories of our veterans are not due to technology. These traits come from the heart. And many of these veterans are women, such as Army Chief Warrant Officer Lori Hill. While piloting her helicopter over Iraq in 2006, she maneuvered her chopper to draw enemy gunfire away from another helicopter and provide suppressive fire for troops on the ground.

Despite flying a damaged aircraft and suffering injuries, she landed the helicopter safely, saving her crew. For her actions, she became the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross. Women are major contributors to our military presence in Afghanistan and many have given their lives in the War on Terrorism. The American Legion recently issued a report calling upon the VA to improve its response to the unique needs of women veterans. The VA and military health systems need to adequately treat breast and cervical cancer as well as trauma that resulted from domestic violence, sexual harassment and assault. America is home to more than 1.2 million women veterans, and they deserve our support. Let us always treat all of our 23 million veterans as the saviors of our country that they are. Even when the guns are no longer shooting. Daniel M. Dellinger is national commander of the 2.4 million-member American Legion.


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Groups gather to bolster kindergarten preparation Special to The Citizen

Teachers, parents, school administrators, business owners, and other members of the community gathered in the Hatton School cafeteria Tuesday night to brainstorm ways to better prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. Nearly 30 people attended the community conversation, called “Southington’s Report Card: How Are Our Families Doing?” It was put on by the Early Childhood Collaboration of Southington, a group that has been working to ensure that all students are prepared to enter kindergarten. The initiative began after data showed Southington children have not been ready for kindergarten compared to the state average.

In order to find ways to fix the problem, the group has been working to collect data through conducting interviews and sending out surveys to parents. Tuesday’s conversation was another way to push the proposal forward by gaining insight and ideas from people in the community. “Your voice is really important tonight,” said School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. “It’s the next level in our work.” The group’s co-chairwoman, Michelle Slimak, explained some of the data collected over the past year. In Southington, there isn’t a particular reason why more children attend preschools in one year than another. She said the data was “all over the place.” Slimak also mentioned that

the results from the Kindergarten Entrance Inventory, which tests what the children have learned before coming into kindergarten, are falling short compared to the state average, especially in numeracy. “That’s an area we identified that we definitely have to look into,” Slimak said. Four groups of six to eight

people each were given the task of generating ideas to help children do better in kindergarten. Two groups focused on education and the other two focused on health. Deborah Polydys, a consultant and strategic advisor for the Early Childhood Collaboration of Southington, asked her group for “key initiatives to take on” with education

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The Pirates, front row: Makenna Calabrese, Lizzie Gwara, Ellie Lefovich, Sophia Ricciardi, Megan Graham, Lindsay Porter. Back row: Lauren Semataska, Colleen Walsh, Olivia Corriveau, Michelle Glowaski, Sylvia Nguyen, Abby Wallace, Paige Hadlock. VEX Championship Jan. 26, in Manchester. The Pirates will also be competing in qualifiers in Monroe on Dec. 7 and in Manchester on Jan. 11. The Spirit of Beth Telfer

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2003 to around one gram in 2012. Q: If many are gone already, then what are the benefits of phasing them out? A: The FDA is aiming to get rid of those trans fats that are left in the marketplace. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year. Q: Will it be hard to find substitutes? A: In some cases, no. Frying oils are easily substituted and food scientists have already figured out how to substitute other fats for trans fats. In other cases, it will be harder. Ready-to-eat cake frosting, for example, gets some of its solid shape from trans fats. Companies will have to figure out how to keep the item the same without them. Q: Will I notice the change? A: Probably not. Trans fats don’t have any particular taste, and in most cases other fats will simply be substituted. Your heart might notice, though. Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest says the prohibition is “one of the most important lifesaving actions the FDA could take.”

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“I’m not sure our scores are as low as they look on the screen,” answered Michelle Dent, owner of Cheshire Country Day School in Southington. “It’s very subjective.” Dent said sometimes other school districts have different standards for their students and results could vary based on what the child is being asked to do. “That’s what a lot of teachers say,” said Krista Pisano, director of the Family Resource Center at Hatton School. Polydys said the group has tried to let parents know of the requirements coming into kindergarten but thought they could expand on that or “smooth out the process” by spreading the word around town.

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number of meals is measured by a formula that breaks down food inventory items into average individual meals, per industry standards. This data is reported to United Way for support purposes and the Town of Southington for non-profit tax reporting. Doing the math, with an assumed average family of four, the huge annual number breaks down to a more imaginable 206 family meals per day donated. Mellon noted: “It’s not just the amount of food donated that is so startling, but how many in town who have only a vague idea of what we do here. Many may not know that we provide energy and rental assistance for applicants who are eligible. Then, there’s assistance with medical insurance and prescription drugs and household checkbook management. SCS receives furniture and household items which helps folks who do not have the means to buy certain necessary items. SCS is involved in the annual drive for back-to-school backpacks with the assistance of the Giving Back Girls, Walmart and the Southington Fire Department, and the donors of school supplies.” There is much more to the story of Southington Community Services. Visit them on line at Food and monetary donations are always welcome. Southington Community Services is located at 91 Norton St., Plantsville.

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Police release description of man who robbed shop By Richie Rathsack Special to The Citizen

Police are searching for the person who robbed the Dunkin’ Donuts at 262 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike Monday evening. Shortly after 6:15 p.m., police received a report of a robbery at the store. The suspect fled on foot across Pratt Street and was seen getting into an older model four-door gold or silver Saturn, police said. He was seen driving south on Pratt Street to Orchard Lane. The suspect is described as light skinned, approximately 6-feet tall with a stocky build,

dark mustache and beard. He was wearing glasses with no visible rims, gauge-style earrings, a black-hooded sweatshirt with a small white logo on the left sleeve, white shirt visible under a sweatshirt, gray sweat pants with dark lined front pockets and dark shoes. No weapon was displayed. There were no reported injuries. About $200 was taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (860) 621-0101, Detective Scott Wojenski at (860) 3781644 or via email at swojenski

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daughter of Chris and Susan Aulbach, is a member of the Builders Club, the Colorguard, the Drama Club, the honor roll, Homework Club, the National Junior Honor Society, the Ski/ Snowboard Club, the Stock Market Club, the band, the stage band, the swing choir, MATHCOUNTS, and softball. Brooke Garcia, the daughter of Michael Garcia and Karen Gauvin, is a member of the Colorguard, the cross country team, the band and the Ski/Snowboard Club and plays town softball. K ayl e i g h M o s e s , t h e daughter of David and Christine Moses, is an excellent student and a member of the honor roll, Best Buddies, See SOM / Page 41

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Blue Knights continue to ascend 48 of 55 points on the board by halftime as SHS goes to 7-1 By Michael Guerrera Special to The Citizen

SOUTHINGTON — East Hartford out-scored and outgained Southington in the second half Nov. 8 at Fontana Field, but that’s because everything was decided in the first 24 minutes. And that was all Blue Knights, who blitzed the Hornets, offensively and defensively, cruising to a 55-20 CCC Division I crossover win. Tyler Hyde scored on a

pair of goal-line touchdown runs on the first two drives of the game. Not four minutes in, Southington (7-1) led 14-0. Then the big-plays took over, as Joe Daigle went 66 yards on a third-and-forever play to begin the second quarter and Chris Kelly took an interception 53 yards to the house. With 10:28 to play until halftime, it was 28-0 and the game was decided. “They’re really clicking,” Southington head coach Mike Drury said of his high-octane offense. “All the offensive staff and the players, they’re all on the same page out there.” East Hartford got one back on a nice catch and run by Kendrick Cruz, but the ensuing possession saw

Southington’s senior leader, QB Stephen Barmore, read the defense and take an option run around left end for a 65-yard touchdown. “It reminded me of track. I had a little flashback of him running down the final straightaway there,” Drury said of Barmore, who was a State Open sprinter. By half, Barmore had thrown two more touchdown strikes to his favorite target, Alex Jamele – TDs 18 and 19 on the year for the junior – and the Knights were in the locker room with a 48-7 lead. “We were extremely wellrounded and I think that’s been a big part of the closing part of this,” said Barmore, who didn’t throw a pass after the break.

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It’s the time of year for fall foliage, football, family ... furthering one’s facial follicles? As October gives way to No-Shave November, a month-long excursion and unofficial holiday for men around the world, so too do razors give way to five o’clock shadows. Some individuals, such as Tim DeJohn, take the party to another level. DeJohn is using the month of November to grow out his mustache as part of Movember. Movember is an annual event to help raise money for prostate and testicular cancer research. The nationwide event has gained prominence over the last several years, and has raised close to $200 million for the cause. Last year, DeJohn pulled in upwards of $2,300 by growing his ‘stache. This time around, he enlisted the help of some close friends and colleagues, in-

Tim DeJohn sans mustache. cluding the principal of Middle School of Plainville, Matthew Guarino. “Right now we have seven people in the group. A good goal would be about $6,000 for the team. An absolutely phenomenal goal would be about $10,000 for us,” said DeJohn, who works as a

teacher at MSP, as well as a coach for the freshmen girls basketball team at Plainville High. DeJohn has relied heavily on social media to get the word out about Movember. Last year, he had quite the advertisement across his upper lip, and used the mustache as a conversation starter, and to inform folks about Movember. DeJohn also uses his connections as a coach, both for Plainville, and the Southington High baseball team, to spread the word. Some of the players “got their parents to donate towards it,” said DeJohn. “I pretty much exercised every avenue that I possibly could.” Although DeJohn gained countless stares and awkward glances last November due to the facial hair, he stuck it out in order to shed some light on cancers that doesn’t often get spoken about. “Last year when I first started doing it, people See November / Page 39

“He’s playing great football right now for us,” Drury said of his signal-caller. Big defensive plays also helped put the game out of reach, notably the Kelly pick6, the second straight week with such a play for the firstyear senior. It came following a vicious hit by Mike Lange on receiver Thomas Willingham. “I just happen to be in the right place at the right time and I couldn’t have done it if my boy Mike Lange didn’t hit the kid and pop the ball out,” Kelly explained. “He’s a really good kid and he was a great addition to the team this year,” Drury said of Kelly. Southington had three fumble recoveries, one from

Zak Jamele that appropriately led to an 11-yard score on the next play for brother Alex, who also recovered a fumble on defense. Zach Spooner fell on the third. Defensive-minded Drury said he loves the physical play he’s getting from his defense. “Our goal each week is to out-physical the other team, so the guys were popping guys and that’s what we want every week,” he said. Southington is currently holding onto a CIAC playoff spot, ranked 5th in Class LL. The Blue Knights host winless South Windsor this week in the final regular season home game before going to Cheshire on Thanksgiving.

Swimmers shine in Class LL; Spikers eliminated Swimming CLASS LL: Greenwich swam away with the team title at Southern Connecticut State University, amassing 804.5 points. Amity was second with 513. Southington was 10th (215 points). Southington freshman Marisa Matthews improving her own school record with a 25.37 in the championship heat of the 50 freestyle. Matthews finished seventh in that event and sixth in the 100 breaststroke at 1:09.79. Southington’s 400 freestyle relay also competed well. Matthews teamed with seniors Laurel Dean and Aly Baribault and sophomore Allison Schroeder to log a 3:53.71. That finished the Blue Knights eighth, but the time was a four-second improvement on their qualifying mark. The Blue Knights did break two other school

records in the consolation races. Dean swam a 1:09.30 to win the consie breaststroke and joined Baribault, Bailey Potter and Matthews on the 200 freestyle (1:44.67). Volleyball Class LL: Southington lost 3-1 to defending Class LL champion Darien in the second round of the state tournament. The Blue Knights fell behind 2-0 in Darien, 2519 and 25-13, rallied with a 25-22 victory in the third game, then succumbed 25-13. No. 13 Southington’s season came to an end at 14-7. No. 4 Darien improved to 18-2.

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There’s been a lot of hubbub lately over a single name. No, I’m not talking about North West, the name of Kanye West’s and Kim Kardashian’s new baby girl… although I can’t say I understand what they were thinking on that one. This name belongs to a group of people who have been around for 81 years, and who are making more bad headlines in their old age than they were back in the day: the Washington Redskins. Flipping through newspapers and magazines, and perusing various online mediums, I’ve seen more and more distress that the team nickname – Redskins – is too controversial, and should be changed. Some are demanding immediate action. Others, such as Washington’s owner, Dan

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Snyder, refuse to be swayed by the angry mobs. I understand both sides of the debate. Yes, the term “redskin” is offensive; this much I agree with. However, some Native American tribes have come forward and said they’re not offended by the name. And some reservation high schools actually use the Redskin nickname for their school’s mascot. But those are Native American tribes, which actually hold the name with honor. Take a quick poll of the Washington Redskins, and you’re bound to find something startling. Odds are there are no pureblooded Native Americans on that roster, let alone a handful that have Native American blood flowing through their veins. The name holds no reverence for them, and therefore likely would not offend any players if a change were made. People on the flip side of

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for a great tradition, fans, owners, commissioners, politicians, and everyone who has given their two cents on this issue need only to look around professional sports in America. Just about every team in every league pays homage to a group of people in their respective city’s history. The Pittsburgh Steelers were named for the city’s history as the central hub of American steel. The San Francisco 49ers were so

named after the adventurous and hopeful bunch who made their way out to the Bay Area in 1849 in search of good fortune. The New Orleans Saints are possibly the most self-explanatory name in all of professional sports; as are the New York Yankees, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Montreal Canadiens. Certain team names are a bit of a stretch (see: Los See Name / Page 39

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There are a few holes in this story Whatever happened to “Deer Camps?” Do they still exist? Or have they simply disappeared w i t h t i m e, only to be remembered by some of the old timers, like your Roberts ancient outdoor writer? In my younger years in the outdoors, I was completely enthralled with upland bird hunting and bird dogs, like my old English setter with the very original name of “Spot.” I received many invitations to go to deer camps in our northern states, but turned them down so I could keep on pheasant hunting. Then, after I married my darlin’ Edna, I was invited to go up to a hunting camp outside of Ellsworth, Maine by retired Meriden firefighter Wayne Downes. I hemmed and hawed for a bit when Wayne invited me, but at the urging of Edna (she probably wanted me out of the way for a week) I excepted the invitation and went on my first hunting trip for deer in the deep woods of Maine. I had to borrow a deer rifle from a fellow worker at the L Suzio Companies, Albie Ceruti, a Marlin lever action, and I was good to go. Well, almost. I borrowed what I needed from buddies who were deer hunters and

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Downes and I made the 10hour trip to deer camp in his pickup truck. Today, because of added highways and shortcuts, you could probably make the same trip in a much lesser time. When we got off the Maine Turnpike and started to travel on the back roads of Maine, my interest really picked up. The season would not open for a couple of days, but along the way we passed many deer camps and almost all of them showed some kind of activity as they gathered for the traditional opening day of deer hunting. Each and every deer camp had a “Game Pole” set up so they could hang their deer to cool after harvesting them and also to show them off. This was back in the 60s and deer camps were a tradition back then. Deer camps were generally old out buildings that were always in need of repair of some type, and these repairs were tended to by the first arrivals at deer camp. I had yet to go to a deer camp so I was totally unprepared when after some 20 miles of traveling on a Maine road, Wayne said, “Here we are,” as he pulled into a field that abutted an old farm house. In front of us was a tarpaper shack that looked like

it had seen better days. It could have passed for a large chicken coop, from the looks of it. I had thought that we would be quartered in the old farmhouse, but Wayne told me the tarpaper shack was our “home” for the next week. To say it was “rustic” would be an understatement. It consisted of two very small rooms, one was the kitchen/ dinning area and the other was the bunkroom. The bunkroom had two bunk beds (upper and lower) built into the wall, a small wood burning stove and barely enough room to store our gear. The kitchen area had a large wood-burning stove that took up half the kitchen, a sink, a small counter space and some deer antlers hanging off the walls. The camp did come with a supply of wood for the stove, and I had brought along a Coleman gas stove that ran on Amoco unleaded white gas (remember that?). For water, we drew from a well outside the camp. Our “bathroom” was a one-holer outhouse that required a walk down a woodland path bordered by some pine trees. Now this will come as no surprise to Edna, but I loved the place! I took to that little See Story / Page 40

Angeles Lakers, Arizona Cardinals), but every team intends to pay homage to its geographical location, or city history. Some may say that the ‘skins original owner and president, George Preston Marshall, named the team out of spite towards Native Americans. But I say this: There’s nowhere else in the country I’d rather have a team to honor the original Americans than in our nation’s capital. Sure, you could have a team out in the plains of northern New Mexico honor the Navajo tribe, or a team in downtown Oklahoma City honor the Cherokee, but I think it’s a powerful message to have Washington’s local team pay homage to the original Americans. The name Redskins is offensive; this we already know. But why lower the number of professional teams that pay homage to Native Americans? Only four teams in all of

American professional sports revere Native Americans: the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Redskins. Who are we to decide what is best on behalf of an entire race? As Thanksgiving nears, I think of the three “F’s” that make the holiday so great: family, food (lots and lots of food), and football. And with football comes the thought of the burgundy and gold clad squad that features a logo of a distinguished Native American meant to show the strength and pride of his people. And the thought of those proud Native Americans circles back to Thanksgiving, as it was Native Americans who showed the pilgrims how to survive that first winter. So why try to dispose of the reverence for the ones who helped the first settlers so long ago? The name may need tweaking, but ridding the franchise of its current moniker would be worse than the controversy the Redskins organization now finds itself in.

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me and I would spend the next 19 Maine deer seasons in those rustic deer camps From Page 39 and love every minute of it. deer camp like it was a long, Later on, I joined forces lost relative. I would miss my with guys like Mike Hanlon, first deer that year, but deer Bill Schafrick and Al DiNicola camp had become a part of and we would move across


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appeared on the scene and some of them couldn’t care less about traditions. I say “some of them” because, like in everything, it takes only a few to give all a bad name. These hooligans thought nothing of stealing a sportsman’s deer right off of the meat pole while the hunters were asleep in their bunks. As the years went on, the meat poles showed less and less game because the hunters wanted to protect their hard-earned harvest from thieves. We began hanging our deer in the garage of the old couple that owned the two camps, Syd and Lil Mace. Lil Mace was the hunter in the family and we would make it a point to visit her See Story / Page 41




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trip to Maine was at such a spot and, while the amenities were great, I really missed stepping back into time at a genuine old-fashioned deer camp and the outdoor adventures they provided. Maybe I’ll tell you about a few of them in coming columns. See ya’ and God Bless America and watch over our troops wherever they may be serving. Mike Roberts’ Woods ‘n Water column appears in the Record-Journal.


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True to tradition, these outdoor bathrooms were always equipped with an old department store catalog of some kind, but being the city slickers we were, we always made sure to include real toilet paper on our deer camp shopping list. Today, many of these deer camps have been replaced by modernized motels and lodges that offer TV, saunas, hot showers, phones, computer hookups and the like. My last deer hunting



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CDL A, Truck Drivers. $1000+/ wk. Assigned Truck. Great Hometime. Paid Orientation. Must have 1yr. T/T exp. 1-800726-6111 DRIVER/WaREhousE FT Mon-Fri, Sat 1/2 day. Non CDL experienced truck driver/warehouse for distribution company in Meriden. Reliable, must have clean driving record. Apply in person: 500 South Broad St., Unit F, Meriden. 203 639-9317


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Classic & Antiques BUICK Skylark Custom, 1968 4 Door. V8. Good condition. $3,800 or best offer. 860-621-2211

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Houses For Rent WALLINGFORD 3 bedroom, centrally located, ample parking, central air, no pets. 2 months security. $1350/mo. 203-317-9824

Condos For Rent MERIDEN - East Side, 2 Bedroom, all appliances, $900/month, plus 1 month security, no smoking/pets. 203-235-4853

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Apartments For Rent MER. 1 BR, 2nd flr, new carpet, W. side, prvt backyard & 2 attic rms, w/d, stove/refrig incld. $865/mo. + sec. 203-634-1195 12pm-8pm


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MER W. Side 3 RMs w/2 Bathrooms. New carp & flrs. Ht, HW, off st prk. Owner occup. Near hwys. Inc verif, Cred rpt & Ref. $775 +sec. 203 272-4279

WALLINGFORD 1 BR Apts Center St & S. Cherry St. Ready to rent. From $700$875. Credit check. Call Mike (203) 376-2160

WALLINGFORD - 4 rooms, 2 BR’s, hdwd flrs, stove/ ref. incl. W/D hookups in bsmt, oil heat, off st parking. $1,000/mo. + utilities. Sec dep & refs. No pets/ smoking. 203-410-3980 or 203-265-7546

PLAINVILLE-31 Tyler Ave. Just renovated 2 BR, 2nd flr. $850/mo + sec & utils. Avail immed. 203-886-8808

WALLINGFORD 2BR apt., very neat/clean, lndry hkups, off st. prkg, appl. incl., no smoking/pets. $900/mo, 1 month sec. 203-631-5219

MERIDEN- Newly renovated 5 rm, 2 BR. W/D hookup, off st. parking. $850/Mo. Credit check and sec. dep. 203-715-7508.

SOUTHINGTON Lg 3 Rm, 1 BR. 2nd Fl. Parking, Heat, Appliances, Laundry incl. No Pets. $800 per month + sec. (860) 628-8105

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MERIDEN Spacious 2 BR, 5 Room, 1st Flr Apt. New kit & Paint. Located in Bradley Park Section of Meriden. Call Doug 203 440-9357

SOUTHINGTON - Lrg. 5 rm. 1BR. 4 rm, 1 BR. C-Air, Appliances, WD Hookup. Utilities not incl. Near hospital. Refs., security req. 860-621-2693

WALLINGFORD 2 Lg BR, 2nd fl. Huge kitchen. New bath, sunporch. No pets/smoking. $800 +dep. Refs, bkgrnd ck. Quiet area. 860 777-5116

MERIDEN-WALLINGFORD Line Large Modern 2 BR Condo. Laundry. No pets. $875 + Utils. Sec dep special $599. (203) 245-9493

WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 3rd flr, spacious apt, quiet location, $675 + utils. No pets. 203-284-0212

WALLINGFORD 3 BR Gorgeous Victorian. Fully remodeled. Hdwd flrs. Washer/Dryer incl. $1325. 21-23 Academy St. 203 265-9871

WALLINGFORD TWO Family, 2nd Fl. 2BR, 5 Rms. Own driveway. No pets. $800 plus utilities. (203) 284-1853

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

A46 Friday, November 15, 2013 Miscellaneous For Sale

Wanted To Rent STUDIO, In-law apt or room w/bath in private residence. Semi-retired prof. woman, willing to do handy work around the house. Non smoker. Please Call Sissy 860 308-4756

Stores & Offices for Rent KENSINGTON. 650 sq. ft office or retail space for lease, prime location. Heat incl. Call for details 860828-1848 or 860-930-4772.

Christmas Decorations 3 Boxes of assorted items. $20 for all. (203) 440-3919 DINING Room set, Mahogany 6 chairs, 2 extensions, excellent condition, 2 sets of dishes for 12, & other items. 203-678-4486 END TABLE - Glass Top. Good condition. $5. Call (203) 634-7709 FREE Horse Manure Call Mike 203-599-8915

Pets For Sale YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahua, Bostons, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Huskies, Schnoodles, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150 plus. Call (860) 930-4001


GREY Rabbit Jacket Sz. 12-14. Good cond. $10. (203) 634-7709 Mountain Bike. Specialized Rock Hopper with RockShox, Purple/Blue with Speedometer. $250. Call 860 645-7245. SEARS Kenmore Sewing Machine In Cabinet. Never used. Paid $350. Sacrifice $200 Firm. (203) 269-2679 Yakima Kayak Stacker Rack with 48” round bars. $75. Call 860-645-7245. COLEMAN Generator 4000 watts. Exc. cond. Asking $250. Call 860-426-0199

Fall Package Riding Specials Birthday Parties Pony Rides Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www. 203-238-1600

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TRUCK CAP For Small Pickup. $50. (203) 237-7897

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

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

Wanted to Buy 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps

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2ND Generation Buys Napier & costume jewelry, old Barbie, musical instruments, Dept 56, Estates & old Xmas items. 203 639-1002 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431

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

Swimming Pools & Spas HOT TUB: 6 person, 28 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $6000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203232-8778

OLD TOOLS WANTED Always buying old, used hand tools, carpentry, machinist, engraving & workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home! Please call Cory, 860-322-4367

Always a sale in Marketplace. TIRED of Looking At That Junk? Unwanted Rotten Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles. Paying Cash for Them. Free Pick Up 203 630-2510

Music Instruments & Instruction GENTLY Used free trumpet wanted for elementary school child. Please call 203-265-5713

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

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES Gary Wodatch Debris Removal of Any Kind. Homeowners, contractors. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203 235-7723 Cell 860 558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326 Cell 860-558-5430 Office 203-235-7723

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FALL CLEANUPS RICK’S Affordable - Curbside Leaf Removal. Mowing, Brush, Tree, Pricker Removal. No Job Too Big or Small. 15 Years Exp. 203 530-4447

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

Polish/English Speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

Handypersons A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325 HOME DOCTOR LLC. Remodeling to the smallest repairs. We cover everything in your home since 1949. Call 203427-7259 Lic #635370 MGW Handyman Service Fences to Faucets Got a list of things to do? Insured. Call MGW! CT#631942 203 886-8029


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FALL CLEANUPS Starting Now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

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W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

Painting & Wallpapering CT Best Painting Co. Painting-Int & ext., wallpaper & popcorn removal, more. Reg HIC0637348. 860-830-9066 Painting, interior & exterior, power washing, repair/ removal of wallpaper, popcorn ceiling & drywall. Lic/ hic 0637346. For free est call Mike 860-794-7127.

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


IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Leaf Blowing & Removal Fall 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 LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

CARL’S Plumbing & Heating 20% Sr Citizen Discount. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395

Landscaping Fall Cleanup-Leaf Vac-Tree Removal-Gutters-Snow Plowing-Seasoned Firewood Prop Maint-Junk Removal Demolition Bill 203 675-9152

JT’s Landscaping, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maint. Gutter Cleaning. Snowplowing. Comm /Res, Lic/ins #616311 Free est today 203 213-6528 RJ LARESE Landscaping Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Fall Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782

C&M ConstruCtion *The Roofing Specialist* And Roof Snow Removal 10% off 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work, affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203 909-1099

ARCTIC Snow service. Driveway, walks, roofs. 42 yrs exp. Meriden, Wallingford. 24 hour service. Insured. 203-427-7259

Roofing, Siding, WindoWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634


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

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Southington Citizen Nov. 15, 2013


Southington Citizen Nov. 15, 2013