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WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC — Windham’s new acting school chief said she thinks the school district could take a few notes from Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man. That’s because Windham Acting Superintendent of Schools Tracy Youngberg said “The Wizard of Oz” shows characters who had the skills to succeed all along, but needed the help of friends to leverage their skills. “My message has been to my staff and students, ‘we all have what we need, we just need to figure out together how best to use it,’” Youngberg said. Youngberg, who started in her position in the beginning of November, has placed memorabilia from “The Wizard of Oz” in her office to remind her of that mission. Youngberg was previously Windham’s assistant superintendent for teaching, learning and leadership. She started in the district in 2016. Before serving in Windham, she worked in Bristol and Bloomfield schools, both districts with similar demographics to Windham. She currently lives in Enfield. Youngberg comes well equipped to deal with her new role.

She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in special education, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies: School Principal Program and a doctorate in educational leadership and supervision. “My biggest goal is to not lose ground,” Youngberg said. “A big focus for me is classroom and school environment, and really developing and enhancing the learning environment so students and staff feel safe, focused and on the top of their game.” Her arrival to the new role comes amid a tumultuous time for Windham schools. Youngberg takes over for Patricia Garcia, who is on a professional leave through the end of June, when she will officially step down as superintendent. Garcia’s departure came amid a whirlwind week of special school board meetings and executive sessions. According to Youngberg, she hopes to continue the focus on equity Garcia led. “Dr. Garcia and I shared a really strong sense of equity and making sure that we have equitable access, opportunity and results for our kids,” Youngberg said. “I definitely want to continue that.” Joining Youngberg is Acting Assistant Superintendent Neil Weathers, who was

Acting Windham School Superintendent Tracy Youngberg sits in her office recently. Roxanne Pandolfi | Staff

previously the director of accountability, performance and assessment. “He and I have worked closely on any major project that dealt with teaching and learning,” Youngberg said. “We both are philosophically aligned in the way we think a team should function and how to maximize what you have.” The Windham Board of Education unanimously approved both appointments Nov. 13. “Basically, we have two people doing the job of three people for the remainder of the school year,” Windham Board of Education Chairman Lynne

Ide said. “I just want to thank Tracy and Neil for stepping up.” Youngberg will receive an additional $15,000 from November through the end of June for a total salary of $166,597.50. Youngberg will also receive a mileage reimbursement of $2,500 to be paid out as mileage reimbursement forms are submitted. Weathers will receive an additional $10,000 from November through the end of June for a total salary of $145,688.21. Follow Claire Galvin on Twitter - @CGalvinTC.

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Helen Megson watched as her older sister, Marina, blossomed into becoming a key member of the Lyman Memorial girls volleyball squad. Helen watched as Marina’s Bulldogs methodically fashioned themselves into becoming one of the premier volleyball programs in the state. Helen watched … and waited. Waited for her chance to follow in her sister’s footsteps and stamp herself as a key member of a state championship-caliber squad. Megson slammed and dug her way to Most Valuable Player honors in the CIAC Class S state championship match against Hale Ray after finishing with 15 kills and 15 digs in Lyman Memorial’s 3-game sweep (25-16, 25-14, 25-18) of the Little Noises, delivering a second consecutive state title and third in four years to Lebanon. “I began playing volleyball in seventh grade for the Lebanon Recreational Volleyball Clinic that was offered at my middle school,” Helen recalled. “I was attracted to the sport as soon as my older sister began playing for Lyman Memorial. I went to Lyman Memorial volleyball games to watch since I was in sixth grade and knew from the start that I wanted to play on that team and be as incredible as those girls.” Mission accomplished. “Helen’s potential was very clear from when she was in middle school, watching her older sister, Marina, play in our program,” said Lyman Memorial coach Amanda Nappi. “Helen was a major contributor to the team in a number of different areas this season. She led the team offensively and from the service line and played six rotations, serve/receiving and defending in the back

row. “Last year, Helen made the switch from middle blocker to outside hitter. She had to learn a new position and step into a primary passing role, which was a big challenge as a sophomore. This season, Helen was able to continue growing in that role and step into more of a leadership position on the court.” That leadership paved the way for Megson to accumulate 441 kills, 270 digs and serve up 96 aces this season as a junior, raising her 3-year career totals to 886 kills, 391 digs and 164 aces. She filled the stat sheets throughout the Class S state tournament, finishing with 57 kills and 49 digs in Lyman Memorial’s perfect 12-0 run in games to the title following elite personal performances against Oxford (17 kills, 17 digs), Griswold (10 kills, 8 digs), Immaculate (15 kills, 9 digs) and Hale Ray. “When she got into rhythm, there was no looking back for her,” Nappi said of Megson’s title-match efforts. “She was swinging really confidently and aggressively. When she’s on, she’s hard to defend.” “Helen’s greatest strength is her humility and teamfirst mindset,” continued Nappi. “Although she is a standout player on the court, she has always put the goals and accomplishments of the team before her own.” “Changing positions to the outside helped me to begin to realize the player that I can become and began to open up my skill and passion for volleyball,” said Megson. “Now, my junior year, my main goal was to be a role model and to lead by example because I knew this year, being an upperclassman, I was going to have a lot more responsibility.” Bruce Hussey will sit down with his family on Thanksgiving Day and watch a little NFL football after the last of the turkey is polished off, knowing that he enjoyed his just desserts following a solid 4-year career with his E.O. Smith

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Senior wide receiver Bruce Hussey (above) finished his senior season with the E.O. Smith football program with 22 receptions for 372 yards and three touchdowns while also contributing three interceptions from his cornerback assignment on defense for the Panthers. Junior Helen Megson (right) slammed home 15 kills and collected 15 digs en route to Most Valuable Player honors in Lyman Memorial’s 3-game sweep of Hale Ray in the CIAC Class S state championship volleyball match at East Haven High School. Mike Zaritheny | For the Chronicle (above) and Rich Zalusky | Staff (right)

Panthers. The senior wide receiver/ cornerback wrapped up his scholastic career with a 3-catch, 85-yard performance in E.O. Smith’s 41-7 loss to Central Connecticut Conference inter-division rival Tolland on Tuesday night in Storrs. “I first started playing football when I was 7-yearsold because my father played football as a kid and he wanted me to get into the sport as soon as possible,” said Hussey, who finished his senior season with 22 receptions for 372 yards and three touchdowns on offense along with 21 solo tackles and three interceptions on

‘D’. “When I first got to E.O. Smith, I was more of just a scout player for my first few years until my junior year when I became an offensive starter and got my first chance on the varsity field. As a senior, I gained more responsibility as the starting receiver and corner which allowed me to show what I can do as well as help my teammates out.” “Overall, it’s been a great four years at E.O. Smith,” Hussey continued. “I gained a lot of knowledge about the game from my coaches and teammates to keep improving and getting better as a team player and individual.”

Count E.O. Smith coach James Kelly among those who admire Hussey’s talent and overall approach to his craft. “Bruce came to us as a freshman and the freshman coaches talked about his ball-skills early on,” recalled Kelly. “We began to see he had some valuable abilities even in ninth grade. Bruce’s role is as an experienced leader on the field. He played a little varsity last year and paid his dues by playing a lot of jayvee ball the past two seasons. He worked hard as a defensive back and a wide receiver, perfecting his game through jayvee experiences.

“Strengths for Bruce are his dedication, unselfishness and also his toughness. He works hard in the classroom — he currently has a 3.3 GPA in school — as well as on the field and he never misses practice, which is key to getting better.” “Some of my strengths I have are my ability to make plays on my own while also opening the field for my teammates to make plays themselves,” said Hussey. “I also have a determined mindset so I’m pretty hard-working and set on being the best player I can be.” Mike Sypher is the sports editor of the Chronicle.

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CHRISTMAS PARTY ANDOVER/BOLTON Andover seniors will support an Andover veteran with a donation box available at a Christmas party from noon to 4 p.m. at Georgina’s, 275 Boston Turnpike, Bolton. Info: 860 643-6824. ‘FUNNY GIRL’ WILLIMANTIC EastConn’s Arts at the Capitol Theater magnet high school will perform “Funny Girl” at 7 p.m., 896 Main St. Info: dprindle@eastconn.org. LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE WILLIMANTIC The Willimantic Public Library, 905 Main St., will have an open house and meet-and-greet with its new director from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 860-4653079.

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TREE-LIGHTING WILLINGTON The annual community tree-lighting will start at 7 p.m. on the Willington Town Green. Info: www.willingtonct.org.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR STORRS Storrs Congregational Church, 2 N. Eagleville Road, will have its Christmas bazaar and fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: drpampt@gmail.com.

CONTRA DANCE COVENTRY The Quiet Corner Contra Dance will start at 8 p.m. at Patriots Park Lodge, 172 Lake St. Info: 860-742-7498. ‘FUNNY GIRL’ WILLIMANTIC EastConn’s Arts at the Capitol Theater magnet high school will perform “Funny Girl” at 7 p.m., 896 Main St. Info: dprindle@eastconn.org.

HOLIDAY SHOP WILLIMANTIC The 10th annual holiday shop at the Windham Textile & History Museum will run from noon to 5 p.m. at the museum, 411 Main St. Info: 860-456-2178.

HOLIDAY SING ALONG WILLIMANTIC Listen to a holiday singalong at the Windham Town Hall, 979 Main St, at 6 p.m. Info: ruthhalambaugh@gmail.com.

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WILLIMANTIC Parade, tree lighting begin holiday season The annual Willimantic Light Parade rolled down Main Street last Friday, bringing with it the beginning of the holiday season in Thread City. The parade culminated in the yearly tree lighting on Jillson Square in Willimantic. Participants were eager to spend a few hours outside in the clear, if blustery, weather before the winter’s first snowstorm hit. Fire trucks, ambulances, business vehicles and more were lit up with holiday cheer and traveled in a parade from Memorial Park to Jillson Square. — Claire Galvin/the Chronicle

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WILLIMANTIC Hosmer Mountain Soda is up for sale One of the oldest businesses in Willimantic and eastern Connecticut, as a whole, will soon be sold to a new family. Hosmer Mountain Soda, headquartered in Willimantic, is in the process of entering a buyout agreement. Co-owner Bill Potvin said the family has been very casually looking to sell for the last 10 years. The Potvin family and an interested buyer are currently in the process of a sale. Potvin said the buyer is a father-and-son team who are interested in getting into the beverage business. — Claire Galvin/the Chronicle

ASHFORD Local man accused of abusing baby girl A 37-year-old Ashford man has been arrested and charged with abusing and assaulting a 7-month-old baby girl in his care. According to state police, Joseph Mullikin of Ashford was arrested and charged with risk of injury to a child, first-degree assault and second-degree strangulation/ suffocation for an incident that happened Sept. 25. — Lisa Massicotte/the Chronicle

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The practice of pocket listings, or pre-MLS or off-MLS listings, has grown in recent years, according to NAR. Pocket listings can generate more money for a brokerage — or even an individual agent — if the buyers and sellers are both represented by the same company or by the same agent, known as dual agency.

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As if buying a home weren’t hard enough, the lack of properties for sale has made the process even more daunting. The problem has resulted in more intense bidding wars for the slimmer pickings and many house hunters — particularly those with modest means — being shut out. What if you found out there are a lot of homes for sale but you and your real estate agent just don’t know about them? That’s what some buyers’

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agents said has been happening with greater frequency, particularly in highly competitive housing markets such as Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Now the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is cracking down on “coming soon” or “off-market” designations, which generally allow sellers to unofficially solicit buyers under the radar without having the number of days it is listed count against them when they go on the market. In addition, keeping these listings off the public multiple listing service means buyers won’t know if a seller has dropped or raised their price expectations. NAR voted in early November at its annual membership meeting in San Francisco to bar Realtors and brokers in its 640 affiliated multiple listing services from keeping listings off the services. It recommended the dozens of other multiple listing services it doesn’t oversee adopt

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similar standards. properties to be listed on the The move is aimed at gen- local MLS within one busierating a discussion about the ness day of being marketed practice nationwide. A hand- to the public. ful of multiple listing services Marketing includes flyers, — including Bright MLS yard signs, email blasts, apin the D.C. area, Midwest plications available to the Real Estate Data (MRED) in general public and digital Illinois and Northwest MLS promotions on public webin the Seattle area — had sites, such as Zillow or previously taken steps to fine Realtor.com, brokerage brokers and websites and agents who agent netfail to put Finding a home to works that their for-sale share listing properties on buy is hard enough i n f o r m a the open mar- without having your tion within a ket. closed group. options limited by “This new Compass policy will pocket listings. real estate bring all avbrokerage Glenn Kelman ailable propsent a pre-literties into the igation letter MLS,” said Greg Zadel, a when Bright’s policy was real estate agent with Zadel announced in October that Realty in Firestone, Colo., said the policy was anti-conand chairman of the MLS sumer and anti-competitive committee of NAR. “This because it restricts the ability way, every seller will get of agents to market propmaximum exposure of their erties outside of the MLS. property and every buyer will Representatives of Compass be able to find all the proper- and Bright have exchanged ties for sale in their area. The letters and discussed ways consumers will benefit more to resolve their conflict over than anyone because this will the policy and its implemenmean the MLS marketplace tation. will be complete.” NAR members approved The new NAR measure, in the Clear Cooperation policy. line with the Bright policy The measure requires affiliatadopted in October, requires ed MLS systems to adopt the

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changes by May 1, 2020. The new rules pertain to other practices similar to “coming soon” or off-market listings that may go by other names: • “Pocket listings” are so named because listing agents keep them in their pocket, making them available only to specific buyers or agents within their office instead of sharing them on the open market. • “Private exclusive” or “office exclusive” refers to for-sale properties that can be found on real estate office websites but aren’t on the MLS. Because they are marketed a little bit — and maybe on social media, for example — they aren’t considered the same as pocket listings. NAR and Bright, however, have made one exception. They allow “office exclusives” for sellers — mainly high-profile people who are concerned about privacy. But the policy said they can’t advertise publicly through signs, social media, blast emails or brokerage websites. They can only be marketed with one-to-one promotion within a brokerage and sellers must sign a waiver that they want this and understand that their property won’t be

publicly marketed. “Finding a home to buy is hard enough without having your options limited by pocket listings,” said Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin real estate brokerage, headquartered in Seattle. “Buyers and their agents shouldn’t have to know the secret handshake or play tennis with the right listing agent in order to have access to any property on the market. Supporters of off-market listings said the practice offers sellers an opportunity to generate buzz for their home sale as they are prepping the property and gives them a chance to test the waters to see if they can get the price they want. “A divorcing couple, for example, may not want their neighbors to know they’re selling their home, so they put the house in ‘coming soon’ status and quietly start marketing it,” said Kim Harris, regional president of Compass real estate brokerage in the District. “We had another client, a 91-year-old, who didn’t want to fix up his house if he didn’t have to, so he could test the market in ‘coming soon’ without exposing it to the full market.”

What can be done when a new neighbor steps over the line? Q: A few months ago, a nice family bought the house next door. We were happy when they began sprucing up the landscaping — until they removed the thick hedge that ran down the line between the two properties. We liked the privacy it gave our backyard and are upset they did this without even speaking to us. What should we do? A: I frequently receive calls on this issue. When someone moves into a new home, their first instinct is to make it their own. Sometimes they add landscaping and others open the property. Other times the existing neighbor will use the opportunity of an old neighbor moving out to make a change their prior neighbor would have objected to. Fortunately, this is relatively easy to deal with. In doing so, you should remember you will need to live next to this

family for the foreseeable future and tread lightly. Your first step is to determine where your property line is. If the removed bushes were on their side of the line, your neighbor had every right to remove them. However, if they were on your side, or even straddling the line, the situation becomes more complicated. Your first step, as in most neighbor disputes, is to try to speak to them about it. You might learn they were planning on replacing the hedge with something more beautiful or are about to put up a

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ASHFORD 168 Pumpkin Hill Road, $155,000, B: Dy Showalter & Amber L. Soucie, S: Donald A. Soucie Jr. & Roy D. Hautala Parcel on Waterfall Road, $25,000, B: Robert C. Cote & Carol L. Bielenda, S: Glenda Rose COVENTRY 148 Cornwall Drive, $309,000, B: Eric A. Krauch & Deborah A. Krauch, S: Christopher J. Merisotis & Wendy J. Merisotis 388 Goose Lane, $330,000, B: Peter C. Bezzini III, S: Gregg R. Madore & Catherine A. Madore 313 Woodbridge Road, $330,000, B: Samuel V. Rios & Stephanie Rios, S: Normand L. Forest & Patricia A. Forest HEBRON 16 Tannery Hill Lane, $324,000, B: Stephen W. Szarek, S: Anthony L. Berzinskas 3 & Janet Billiter LEBANON Parcel on Goshen Hill Road, $145,000, B: State of Connecticut, S: Himmelstein FT & Amy R. Himmelstein Tr 510 Goshen Hill Road, $327,000, B: Geoffrey T. Blackwell & Judith M. Blackwell, S: Karen King & Lori Ducat 137 Grandview Drive, $340,000, B: Brett Cook & Emma Mills, S: John C. Bovay Jr. & Wei Zhang 41 Rita Drive, $183,000, B: Kaeleen Barr, S: Joseph L. Dehner Sr & Kelly J. Denher 179 Trumbull Highway, $95,000, B: John

R. Farris, S: Alexander J. Lathrop MANSFIELD 28 Liberty Drive, Unit 28, $235,000, B: Peter R. Raggi Jr. & Kim E. Raggi, S: Lorraine M. Caisse 57-59 Riverview Road, $225,000, B: Sarit Gluz & Bryan Pepper, S: Peter R. Raggi Jr. & Kim E. Raggi WILLINGTON 29 Liska Road, $170,040, B: Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, S: Michael E. Jurovaty & Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing 40 Luchon Road, $211,900, B: Ditech Financial LLC, S: Grady R. Marshall & Ditech Financial LLC WINDHAM 3 Gem Drive, $160,000, B: Joseph M. Kelly, S: Reynaldo Ramos & Ashley J. Ramos 36 Machine Shop Hill Road, $1, B: Freedom Mortgage Corp., S: Catrina Federici & Freedom Mortgage Corp. 366 Pleasant St., $140,000, B: Malick Ngom, S: Ruth H. Heller Est & David N. Abrams 40 Selden St., $1, B: Wells Fargo Bank NA, S: Daniel R. Gottlieb & Wells Fargo Bank NA 334 Tuckie Road, $176,000, B: Andrea Cardoza, S: Gregory A. Biggins & Ann L. Biggins 10 Tuckie Road, $212,000, B: Matthew M. Drobitsky & Tawnya M. Drobitsky, S: Seth M. Emerson — Warren Group, Boston


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ARTS FAIR - HAMPTON The Hampton Congregational Church, 263 Route 97, will have an arts fair and auction from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Info: 860-455-9677.

SUGAR PLUM FAIR BROOKLYN The Federated Church of Christ, 15 Hartford Road, will have its Sugar Plum Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 860-774-9817.

HOLIDAY SHOP WILLIMANTIC The Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main St., will have its 10th annual craft fair from noon to 5 p.m. Info: 860-456-2178.

BOYD’S BUYS JUNK CARS

EARN EXTRA CASH!! FREE TOWING!

TOTALLY TILES FRANKLIN Make coasters at 10 a.m. at the Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive. Info, registration: 860-642-6207.

Transitions Salon

BEYBLADE LEBANON The Jonathan Trumbull Library, 580 Exeter Road, will play Beyblades at 11 a.m. Info: clevesquemckinney@lebanonctlibrary. org.

Tri-County Greenhouse Since 1982 • Where Plants & People Grow HOMEGROWN POINSETTIAS

Make Your Holidays Special!

EXTRAORDINARY • • • • •

KERATIN-FREE PHTHALATE-FREE PABA-FREE MINERAL OIL-FREE BIODEGRADABLE FORMULAS SUSTAINABLE NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS RECYCLABLE PACKAGING WHEREVER POSSIBLE • SIGNATURE AROMATHERAPY ESSENCES

WE PAY BY THE TON!

BOYD’S Used Auto Parts 133 Corning Road 860-887-3153 Norwich, CT

Call 860-423-8466 x3001

ANTIQUES

DRIVEWAY SEALING “All Work Guaranteed” by Owner-Operator, Tony Lee “2nd Generating Paving”

ALL PURPOSE PAVING LLC

924 Lic #00548

We Specialize in:

Electrical Trenches for Generator Install Water lines Sewer lines Drainage Emergency Service also Available

• Reasonable Rates • Senior Discounts • Church Discount

FULLY INSURED

860-827-3090 860-267-2109 Let our crew give your driveway a quality makeover

Weekdays 8 - 5, Weekends 9 - 4 290 Middle Tpke. (Rte. 44) • MANSFIELD • 860-429-5532

transitionssalontolland.com

Let us take out what nature leaves behind. Gutter Installation Gutter cleaning and repair Seamless Gutters

Free Estimates • Fully Insured Lic. # HIC 0630038

860-428-5506 website: www.gutterguysct.com

Owners Richard Gosselin Joshua Gosselin richg146@charter.net

John French’s

Willimantic Interior DESIGN GALLERY

Winter Storms Are

Now Accepting New Customers!

Fall Clean-ups Snow Plowing

Let Us Help You Visualize the Possibilities for your Home

860-423-6082

Plan Big!

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Since 2002

Fabrication and Installation of Soapstone, Granite, Marble, Quartz, Solid Surface and Wood Countertops

• All Types of Services • Interior-Exterior • Painting, Renovation, Etc. • Roofing, Siding, Decks, Etc.

COMPETITIVE PRICING CT Lic. & Ins. • HIC# 0627112 Residential & Commercial

No Job Too Big Or Too Small! Too Much To List! 5% Discount For New Customers only!

Local 860-420-9887

Phoenix Oil Service Oil Heat System Tune-up Includes Filter, Nozzle & Strainer

89.95 +Tax

$

1110 Main Street / 22 Vermont Drive, Willimantic, CT 06226

860-456-7627

www.ctsoapstone.com

$205/ cord Delivered

St Arborist Lic# S-6030

Call for a free consultative walk • Bucket Truck • Tree Climbing • Tree Trimming • Cabling

860-429-TREE (8733)

T.S.Shea Tree Service CT Licensed Arborist Fully Insured Tim Shea

860-742-5052 Andover

30 yrs Exp 24 hour service

24 Hour Emergency Service

CT Lic HTG.0407688B1 Fully Insured

Soil Decompaction Work Other Services Available

860-336-7493 Showroom & Fabrication Facilities

Around The Corner Call Now For

Home Improvements Painting Gutter Cleaning Lawn Repair Basement Water Repair Garage & Shed Clean-Ups Handyman Work Available

OIL BURNER

AFFORDABLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Clean, Seasoned Split Firewood

JAKES LAWNCARE &

HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC

Fully Insured • HIC #0564741

Hire Local Call Laurie to Advertise Your Business Today! HOME IMPROVEMENT 860-423-8466 x3001 FIREWOOD

TREE CARE

Where Imagination Becomes Reality!

• Cabinets • Flooring • Countertops

to advertise your business!

LAWN CARE

GUTTER CLEANING KITCHEN/BATHS

860-428-9453

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

• Driveways • Parking Lots • Gas Station • Private Roads • Sidewalks/Curbing • Seal Coating • Asphalt Repair • Gravel Work • Parking Lot Sweeping • Hot Crack Fill • Free Estimates • State of the Art Equipment

GIFT CERTIFICATES S Give Spring for the Holidays!

(860) 896-9010

GUTTER GUY

Gosselin Excavation

Doorstep & Memorial Planters, Door Swags, Paperwhites, Pine Roping

12 Goose Lane • Tolland, CT 06084

CHRIS the

Paintings, Prints, Toys, Photos, Musical Instruments, Bottles, Old Advertising, Maps & Glass, ETC... Call Norm:

Plain, with Bow, or Hand Decorated

OPEN YEAR ROUND

Local Service Directory

EXCAVATION

CHRISTMAS WREATHS

TOP SIZE AMARYLLIS BULBS

100% VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE SULFATE-FREE SALT-FREE PARABEN-FREE

• • • • • • • •

OR...BRING IN YOUR CARS TO OUR NEW FAIRBANKS SCALE...

or Small

28 Varieties All Sizes Beautiful Colors!

TRANSFORMING ORDINARY INTO

• FREE OF KNOWN CARCINOGENS

No Job Too Big

WINTER WONDER AUCTION WILLIMANTIC Temple Bnai Israel, 383 Jackson St., will present its winter auction at 6:30 p.m. Info: 860208-1480.

PAINTING TNT PAINTING Int./Ext. Painting and Staining Textured Ceiling, All Phases of Water Damage Repair, Sheetrock Replacement, Professional, Dependable & Fully Insured

Hazardous Tree Removal Trimming & Shaping Stump Grinding Hedge Planting Dump Truck Hauling Brush Chipping

Tree Care Industry

National Arborist Association

www.sheatreeservice.com

Lic. #550829

860-429-0307

860-428-9502 Call Greg:

860-207-1935

Lic# 0627065

ELECTRICIAN

FLOORING

FULLY INSURED

Master Electrician

WYNDHAM WOOD WORKS

Andrew Maines Construction

Hardwood flooring specialists, sanding, finishing & repairs. New floors supplied. Installed & finished.

Home Repairs • No job too small Siding, Masonry, Roofing Carpentry, Interior and Exterior Painting, Lawn Care and more.

Ulvi Gurer

All types of electrical work Small jobs welcome Free Estimates

860-742-9454 Fully insured E1 Lic #123710

Free Estimate • Lic. #604784

(860) 455-5369

Storrs, Connecticut

Free Estimates Lic. #0628357 Insured

860-208-3689 860-208-2687

TREE CARE Customer Satisfaction is Our Mission From major additions to small handyman repairs, The Hampton Remodeling Company is there to provide the best in quality and customer service! 247 Singleton Road • Chaplin, CT 06235 860-455-1340 DCP#565407 www.hamptonrc.com

Professional Tree Removal Co. 70’ Bucket Truck/Chipper

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