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Friday, September 11, 2009
In the end, despite presidential speech, a day like most others
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By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times Leading up to the airing of President Barack Obama’s address on Tuesday at noon to schoolchildren across the country, there was lots of news coverage and local conversation about whether or not it should be shown and what the response would be. The 20-minute speech was aired for those in District 13 who wanted to watch it, and the response from administrators district-wide was it went really well. “We have a civics requirement that looks at the office of the president, regardless of who is in the office,” said Superintendent Susan Viccaro. “There were lots of lessons learned.” Particularly, lessons were learned at the high school level where principal Steve Wysowski and assistant principal Andre Hauser had discussions with individual students after the speech. Viccaro said these stu-
dents used critical thinking analyzing the debate on whether or not to show the speech, and in the end they said they really enjoyed it.
“Our kids made quite a few analogies, particularly having to do with the district core ethical values and the lifelong learning standards, with what the president was saying,” said Viccaro.
Each school in the district handled the speech a little differently. For instance, the speech was taped at Brewster School where the students are much younger. Viccaro noted that when their curriculum gets to the core ethical value of responsibility, teachers will use some of the president’s clips for lesson material.
Though logistics made airing the speech tough (there isn’t one big screen in each school to have shown the speech), Viccaro spoke on behalf of all administrators in the district that it was a valuable part of an otherwise regular school day.
Farming challenges include rain (too much or too little) and pests of all kinds By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times
Above, Governor Jodi Rell helps Eli Lyman cut the ribbon officially opening the corn maze on Sept 3. Left, Naomi Rinaldo, Erin Smith and Ryan Rickenbacher were the first three kids through the maze which they declared was a bit easier than some but just as much fun. And Erin should know, as she told our reporter, “I’ve been doing this my whole life!” More on page 20. Photos by Karen Augieri
Peaches contain no fat and no cholesterol, over 10 minerals and vitamins and only 66 calories per cup — a seemingly perfect snack as far as health is concerned, but some are alarmed by their amount of pesticide residue. In fact, one environmental group ranked peaches number one on their “Dirty Dozen” list — 12 fruits and vegetables that retain the highest levels of pesticide based on USDA and FDA data. Does this mean peaches are not so healthy after all? John Lyman III, executive vice president of Lyman Orchards, says peaches by nature are very prone to disease, primarily brown rot, and this in turn leads to multiple applications of fungicides to protect against disease. Pesticides are measured in parts per million or billion which weigh the relativity from one crop to another. The number is higher for
peaches compared to other crop tested, but can still be within the legal tolerance that is carefully established. In fact, nearly all fruits and vegetables in the country fall within the legal tolerances, Lyman says. It’s only occasionally that some don’t, which is why the limits are in place to begin with. Lyman Orchards peaches are sprayed with pesticides within the legal limit. Their apples are in an ecocertified program based on the advanced principals of Integrated Pest See Farming, page 3
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Durham/Middlefield Youth and Family Services After School Program DMYFS offers an after school enrichment program at $10 per day, second child only $8. Tot Time Every Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Contact Tracy Wickwire at (860) 349-1139 for info. CPR Red Cross adult CPR classes will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public. Please call Nicole at DMYFS by Sept. 14 to reserve a spot. First Aid Training Red Cross training for the MOMs club will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn basic first aid and what to do until help arrives. Dance Back to School Dance on Friday, Sept. 18, for fifth and sixth graders, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Parents must sign children in and out. Volunteers for Apple Crisp Booth Volunteers still needed to work in four-hour shifts at the DMYFS Apple Crisp Booth at the Durham Fair. This is their biggest fundraiser. Call (860) 349-0258 to sign up. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Get your movie tickets to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs at Destinta Theater in Middletown on Sunday, Sept. 20. TIckets are $13 and must be purchased by Sept 17 at DMYFS . Ticket price will cover the cost of the movie, popcorn and a softdrink. ***** DMYFS is located downstairs at the Community Center, 405 Main St. in Middlefield. Visit www.dmyfs.org for calendar and information about DMYFS programs and services. To volunteer or to register for any program, call (860) 349-0258 or e-mail email@example.com. www.linosmarket.com
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benefits from being close to Long Island Sound’s warmer temperatures, inconsistent rains make for unpredictable crop. They are not tomatogrowers, but Lyman Orchards tried to plant heirloom tomatoes for Pick-Your-Own this year, but the season got started too late. They’ve been buying from other area growers instead. “The issues have to do with location, some are okay, some are not,” he said. “The crop is getting fairly steady now.” The same rain affected their sunflowers, corn and, well, everything in one way or another. As for the question: “Are peaches a healthy snack?” Lyman thinks so. He prefers them juicy and simply rubs them clean on his shirt. “Peaches are sort of like strawberries in that when you buy a local peach, it’s different than getting them yearround in a grocery store,” he said. “It’s a native crop that there’s just nothing like.” Visit www.redtomato.org for more information on eco-certified programs and IPM.
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Management (IPM). The IPM approach means growers minimize spraying based on the need of the crop, which is determined by scouting to see if spraying is necessary. This is also how the peaches are handled at Lyman Orchards, though a certified program specific to the crop has not yet been developed. Lyman and several other growers in the northeast are working on a program that will hopefully be ready in the next year or so. But the challenges with an IPM peach program is that the greatest success has been on the insect front. Lyman explains it’s easier to manage insects than diseases, but “disease control is the hardest and most widely distributed ‘pest’ that agriculture has to protect against.” Once brown rot happens, it spreads quickly and can affect a lot of peaches. But there’s even more factors for a farmer. A wet season like this year creates
more pressure on the crop and in turn creates potential issues for the farmer. Typically, they’ll need to protect the crop better, which translates to more sprays. Lyman said his crop was sprayed slightly more than normal this year, but not an excessive amount. “Our philosophy is to find ways to reduce the use of pesticides,” he said. “We’ve been committed to this for a long time, and we take it very seriously. It’s our livelihood.” Peaches used to be Lyman Orchards’ primary fruit crop, but during the winter of 1917/1918, a severe frost killed off all 500-plus acres of their peach trees. Today, they have 35 acres of peach trees that they grow because of their popularity and “they fit a nice part of the season” — about early July through the end of September. “For this climate, it’s one of those crops you don’t want to put lots of acres into because of the risks,” Lyman said. It’s the same song and dance for tomatoes. Though Lyman Orchards
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9/11 Remembrance Everyone is welcome to the Durham Town Green at 6 p.m. to remember 9/11. Cogin-Chuggers The Durham Cogin-Chuggers will hold their first dance of the fall season at Brewster School in Durham from 7 to 10:30 p.m. The caller will be Ed Rutty and the cuer Sue Lucibello. Dress is casual. Donation is $6 per person. For info, call (203) 235-1604 or (860) 349-8084. Orientation Program Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) orientation will be held at Chapman Hall on the Middlesex Community College Campus at 10 a.m.
Farmers’ Market The Dudley Farm farmers’ market will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 2351 Durham Rd. (Route 77) in Guilford. There will be produce, baked goods, honey, jam, eggs, seafood, meats, cheese, flowers, soaps, baskets, knitted items, jewelry, cards and more. For information, call (860) 349-3917. Anti-Theft Etching The Edward Zavaski Agency will provide free vehicle ID etching and car seat safety checks at his 8 East Main St., Meriden office, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are suggested by calling (203) 237-2888. The Aquatudes The Durham-based surf rock group, The Aquatudes, will provide the theme music for “Party on the Patio” music series at Cypress Resturant, 1265 South Main St. in Middletown. A special highlight of the evening will be a pre-35th reunion gathering of the CRHS Class of 1975. The music starts at 8 p.m., come early for the Luau. American Legion Durham’s American Legion Post 184 will meet at 11 a.m. at the Durham Library. All prospective members and present members are encouraged to attend. Please contact Adjutant Dan Murphy at (860) 349-1304 for additional information.
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Chicken Barbeque The K-Club, Main Street in Rockfall will hold a chicken barbeque from 5:30 to 7 p.m. featuring chowder, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw, corn on the cob, bread and dessert. Donation is $10. Tag Sale Middlefield Federated Church will hold a huge tag sale today in the church building rain or shine. Music Festival Middletown’s annual fundraiser, to benefit children with autism, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the South Green in Middletown. Enjoy a petting zoo, moon bouncers, sensory station, Oddfellows’ roving circus performers, face painting, bubble machine, food vendors, live entertainment and more. Customer Appreciation Come to the Durham Pharmacy, Main Street in Durham, to celebrate customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family Hike At 10 a.m. the Appalachian Mountain Club will hold a family hike at Miller’s Pond in Durham. This approximately four-mile trail is moderate terrain with a couple of steep spots. Contact Janet Ainsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org m or (203) 530-7826 for info. Shop ‘N Wash Coginchaug Show Choir will hold a tag sale and a carwash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carolyn Adams Country Barn in Durham. Get your car washed and get in some shopping.
September 13 Pancake breakfast and Sunday School registration Kids, treat your parents to a free pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. at the United Churches of Durham, 228 Main Street in Durham, and enroll in Sunday school classes. Registration will be held for students attending Pre-K thru eighth grade prior to service at 10 a.m.
Cancer Survivors’ Day The Cancer Center at MidState Medical Center will hold a Cancer Survivors’ Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hubbard Park in Meriden. Cancer survivors, family and friends are invited. Activities include face painting, balloon animals, caricature drawings, chair massages, musical entertainment and refreshments. For info, call (203) 694-8353. Barbecue The Third Congregational Church, 94 Miner St. in Middletown, will have an open house, barbecue and fun fair from noon to 4 p.m. There will be games, prizes and food for all, rain or shine. Everyone is welcome.
September 14 Golf for a Cause Connecticut Friends of Adopted Children’s 17th annual golf tournament will be held at the Quarry Ridge Golf Course in Portland. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and a shot gun tee-off at 11 a.m. The single golfer fee is $165 and includes 18 holes of championship golf, a quick lunch at start time, welcome packet, goodie bag, hors d’oeuvres, dinner banquet and two hours open bar. For information or to register, visit www.cfacinc.org. Stroke Club Middletown Stroke Club will meet at 1 p.m. in the community room at Sugarloaf Terrace in Middlefield. The Stroke Club meets the first Monday of every month. For info, call Ida at (860) 3449984, Ray at (860) 349-9226 or Ann at (203) 235-4275. Durham 60+ Club The Durham 60+ Club will meet at 1 p.m. in the United Churches of Durham Fellowship Hall on the corner of Rt. 68 and Main Street. The annual bake sale and produce sale will be held at that time. There will be a blood pressure screening from noon to 1 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Free Movie Middletown Senior Center, 150 William St., offers a free movie each Monday at 12:30 p.m. Today’s film is Milk with Sean Penn, Emile Hirsh and Josh Brolin. Call (860) 344-3513 for info. Memorial Parents The Memorial School Par-
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ent Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Memorial School.
September 15 PFLAG Meeting Greater New Haven Shoreline Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays) meets to offer support, information and education and to advocate for LGBT loved ones. Meetings are held at the Church of the Redeemer 185 Cold Spring St. in New Haven, the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. For info, e-mail email@example.com or call (203) 458-0493. Business Seminar Middlesex Chamber of Commerce monthly business seminar will be held at 393 Main St. in Middletown from 8 to 10 a.m. Today’s topic is “Secrets to Trade Show Success.” Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Contact the chamber at (860) 347-6924 or firstname.lastname@example.org m for tickets or information. Free Prostate Screening From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Midstate Medical Center in Meriden, Dr. Stephen Siegel will be performing free prostate exams. Call (203) 694-8353 to register. Career Bus The Wallingford Public Library will host the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Career Express from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a mobile onestop career center providing the latest workforce and job skills development services. This free service is open to all. The bus is equipped with eight computer workstations with internet access and is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. For more info, call (203) 265-6754. Get Acquainted Coginchaug Regional High School will hold its get acquainted night at 6 p.m. Earth Pyramid Scams The Jonah Center for Earth and Art invites the public to an inspiring talk by Wesleyan physics professor Brian Stewart on the subject of the human “footprint” on Earth. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m., at First Church of Christ, Congregational, 190 Court St. in Middletown. For info, call John Hall at (860) 346-6657 x13.
Meet Your Greens Enjoy this month’s Meet Your Greens drinks at Eli Cannon’s Tap Room from 5 to 7 p.m., to mingle with staff, volunteers and business owners working in Middlesex County to communities green and growing! Complimentary munchies will be available. For info, contact Claire Rusowicz at the Rockfall Foundation, at (860) 347-0340; or email@example.com.
September 16 TOPS Durham TOPS Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Durham Town Hall. For information call Naomi Klotsko at (860) 349-9558 or Bonnie Olesen at (860) 349-9433. Senior Fair State Senator Ed Meyer will present a senior fair from 9 a.m. to noon at the Guilford Community Center’s Whitfield Room, 32 Church St. in Guilford. Food and drink will be provided. For more information, call Jacqueline at (860) 240-0455. Open House Memorial School open house tonight at 7 p.m. Health Forum Rep. Lesser will hold a community discussion of President Obama’s efforts to achieve health insurance reform, at 6 p.m. at the Durham fire dept. 41 Main St. in Durham. A letter to the president will be prepared to communicate resident’s thoughts on this issue.
September 17 Job Group Russell Library, 123 Broad St. in Middletown, provides an opportunity to network with other job seekers, as well as get the advice of expert professionals each Thursday from 10 to noon. Today’s speaker is Julio Casiano, business development specialist with the Small Business Administration. Call (860) 347-2528 for information. Open House Strong School open house tonight at 7 p.m.
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Stand Down Every year, the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs conducts a full day event called “Stand Down” to provide free assistance and service information to homeless and indigent veterans of our state. This year’s event will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Connecticut Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill. Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah begins tonight at sundown. Balfa Toujours Balfa Toujours, a fourpiece Cajun band, will perform at Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall at 8 p.m. with a pre-concert talk by ethnomusicologist Tim Eriksen at 7:15 p.m., followed by a dance in Fayerweather Beckham Hall at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 general admission, $18 for seniors and students. For information or tickets, visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa or call(860) 685-3355.
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and jewelry; to sample baked goods and fine food; and to discover handcrafted decorative accessories and furnishings. For information, contact Leif Nilsson at (860) 5262077 or visit www.VisitChesterct.com. MOMS Club The Durham and Middlefield MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club will hold an open house at Peckham Park from 9 a.m .to noon. For more infomation, send an e-mail to momsdurhammiddlefield@ya-
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Electronic Recycle Residents of Middlefield and Durham can participate in the electronic recycling program held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glastonbury Highway Department, 2380 New London Turnpike. Call (860) 757-7763 or visit www.crra.org for info.
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Soul of a People Celebration-Writing America’s Story, a series of programs supporting the national broadcast of documentary television programs about the Federal Writers Project (WPA) initiative to get people back to work after the depression, will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 808 of Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College. Autumn Celebration The arrival of autumn will be celebrated by the Merchants of Chester from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be receptions in galleries, shops, studios and restaurants. Everyone is invited to stroll the streets to see the latest paintings, photographs, sculptures, fashion
Family Caregiving Training Class Russell Library, 123 Broad St., in Middletown, offers free classes on family caregiving from 10 a.m. to noon, from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. To register, please call Russell Library at (860) 347-2520. MOMS Club The MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Durham and Middlefield will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 at the community center in Middlefield. Send an email to momsdurhammiddlefield @yahoo.com or visit www.momsclub.org for info. Free movie The Russell Library, 123 Broad St. in Middletown, will present Little Caesar starring Edward G. Robinson at noon. Scott Higgins, film historian and assistant professor of film studies at Wesleyan, will lead a discussion following the movie. Call (860) 347-2520 for more information.
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Fourth Sunday night community suppers to continue By Judy Moeckel Special to the Town Times
“Then people will come from east and west, from north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God. Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.” The Rev. Beth Hoffman of
Church of the Epiphany thinks this scripture reading from Luke 13:29-30 aptly describes the monthly community suppers the church has been sponsoring since March, with assistance from Notre Dame Church. The dinners are free and open to the public. The church outreach com-
mittee has committed to coordinating the dinners for another six months, since good attendance has indicated they are responding to a need. Dr. Debbie Proctor, of Durham, who came up with the idea of running the free monthly suppers, says the committee would like to work with churches and other local or-
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Kerry Querns flipped burgers (including Bocaburgers — yum!) at the August Sunday night community supper at Epiphany on Main Street in Durham. ganizations to ensure they continue, possibly at other locations. Epiphany is also open to an organization running one of the dinners at the church. “There is no mistaking that we are in tough times in our country,” Rev. Hoffman says. “Our small towns are not exempt from this, and when the economy takes a nosedive, all of us are affected in one way or another.” “We hope that those who are hungry and those who are struggling financially would find these dinners helpful. That might be any one of us. As communities — our church community and our town communities — we hope that many will join us, regardless of need, to share a meal together. We are inviting all who wish to come together in recognition that some of us might need a good meal, and all of us need good communion with each other,” she continued. Since the food that is leftover from the suppers cannot
be given to shelters and soup kitchens, and there is no space to freeze leftovers, it is shared with those who attend the dinners. Some are feeding family at home, and others give the food to neighbors in need. All are appreciative of the food they can take, which may provide extra meals for several days. “The food is always delicious, but equally amazingly wonderful,” Debbie Proctor says, “is the sharing aspect of the suppers, and getting to know our neighbors!” Rev. Hoffman adds, “This ministry is an important one to our faith community. We have been claiming God’s great abundance to us, and we believe that there will be enough food to take care of everyone. In other words, God will provide.” For more information about Epiphany’s community suppers program, contact the Rev. Beth Hoffman at the Church of the Epiphany at (860) 349-9644.
April trip to the Holy Land The Rev. Dr. Elven Riggles, Senior Minister of the United Churches of Durham, will lead a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in April 2010. This 10day journey, departing April 20, will visit Tel Aviv, Jafa, Caesarea, Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee, Tel Megiddo, Nazareth, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Qumran, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and more as they follow in the Footsteps of Je-
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Two informational slide shows will take place at the United Churches – one Thursday evening, Sept. 17 at 7 and the other on Thursday evening, Nov. 12, at 7. All those interested in this oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Holy Land are most cordially invited to attend. For more info, please contact Dr. Riggles at (860) 349-0742.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Middlefield selectmen discuss sale of town land, Powder Ridge and Zygo easement By Chuck Corley Special to the Town Times
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Although First Selectman Jon Brayshaw initially wanted to call for a town meeting to go forward with the sale of town property (a piece of the Strickland Farm property) to Monarca, current owners of a lot in the industrial park adjacent to the Strickland Farm, this decision was questioned by Mary Johnson during the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8. According to Johnson, there were a number of issues that should be taken care of before moving forward with the sale. Johnson pointed out that Monarca is currently not in compliance with the town as it’s storing equipment on town property, while resident Marianne Corona pointed out that there should be a buffer between the Laurel Brook Reservoir and the industrial park. What convinced Brayshaw to hold off on calling a town meeting, though, was the claim that an agreement was made in 1997 not to break off any more land from the Strickland property. In light of this, Brayshaw asked Johnson and Corona to look for any minutes detailing the agreement. Powder Ridge also briefly came up, with Dave Lowry informing the board that the Powder Ridge Committee will be putting together a written report that includes contract recommendations for the property. Matters are also moving ahead with the Zygo easement, which would allow access to the town-owned industrial land on Hubbard Street from Laurel Brook Road. Brayshaw told the board that various forms relating to the
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the reach of politics ... So, I was going to write an Sue VanDerzee And from our own history ... editorial about the “should “But Britain is the parent students listen to the Presicountry, say some. Then the dent speak about education” more shame upon her conduct. flap since we had two letters to Even brutes do not devour the editor on the subject – one their young, nor savages make on each side. war upon their families.” From Thomas Then I went to a news website and offhandPaine’s Commonsense, a treatise written and edly clicked on the comments section. Bad published to advance the cause of the Amerimistake ... The outpouring of venom from can Revolution. both sides was truly shocking. Apparently, if So, no, outrage is probably a sign of most you don’t have to sign your name to it, you’re times, but it’s important to keep from drownfree to call anyone anything – “hypocrite” ing in it or totally turning off because the volwas, for example, one of the milder epithets ume is just too high, the insults too crude. hurled. “Nazi” was invoked frequently. Any progress on real issues demands that balThere’s a sense – probably wholly unconancing act, but it’s also comforting to know nected to reality – that it wasn’t always this that we’ve been there before and survived. way. Actually, it most likely has always been Web update: Of the 24 respondents who anthis way – here and elsewhere. I remember livswered our poll question: “Do you remember ing in Greece almost 30 years ago and being asyour first day of school?” 50 percent answered tounded by newspaper reports suggesting that “only certain years,” 38 percent checked “it’s an earthquake that shook Athens had been all a blur” and 13 percent remember “every caused by “the good Greek earth spitting out one.” Wonder how old that last group is? the recently-buried exiled queen.” Talk about
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Letters to the Editor
Listening to President poses risks Dear Supt. Viccaro: Re: President Obama’s school speech, Sept. 8 or so This comes upon us with very, very short notice; some school board members, per my phone calls, did not know of it. Thus, the ball is in your court, and I urge you to prevent broadcasting this speech in the Coginchaug system. Such broadcasting would be unprecedented in our system, for a head of government to address a mass of students bears risks. Formerly, this was done by Stalin, Mussolini and Saddam Hussein. No one loving freedom should tolerate this practice. Howard B. Field III, Durham
Enough already On Friday, September 4,
2009 a front page article in the New York Times titled “Some Parents Oppose Obama Speech to Students” caught my attention. President Obama’s plan to deliver a speech to public school students on Tuesday, Sept. 8, encouraging returning students to stay in school and work hard to get a good education set off a revolt among some conservative parents, who have accused the President of trying to indoctrinate their children with socialist ideas. These parents were asking school officials to excuse their children from listening, which I certainly recognize is their right. Concerned that my children would not have an opportunity to hear this speech on the importance of a quality education in a classroom environment, I called Regional District 13 headquarters to find that a number of parents had already called voicing opposition to this speech being offered in our schools.
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In all the years that I and many others opposed the policies of the Bush Administration I would never have taken exception to former President Bush addressing my children in a classroom setting on the importance of education. Amazingly, those who warned us a few short years ago that it was unpatriotic to question our President in a time of war are now often the very same voices who are trying to deny the legitimacy of the Obama presidency. One radio commentator was quoted in the Times article stating: “I wouldn’t let my next-door neighbor talk to my kid alone; I’m sure not going to let Barack Obama talk to him alone.” Unbelievable. Thankfully, our professional educators were not bullied by this small minority opinion and allowed teachers throughout District 13 to choose whether this address appropriately fit within their classroom curriculum. Our founding fathers protected us through our constitution from a tyranny of the majority. In our current political climate, when mob rule has turned into a political strategy, I am glad to see that District 13’s administrators are protecting our children from a tyranny of the minority. Michael Doyle, Durham
Athletic facility Once again we are at a crossroads with the athletic
facility. The Durham Planning and Zoning Commission has been meeting to iron out the logistics of lighting, acoustics and field turf. I credit their dedication to this tedious task. That being said, it’s been two years for this project to get to this point. Any obstacle that could occur has. I left the planning and zoning meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2, with mixed emotions. The board is concerned about residents in the area surrounding the facility, as well they should be. Fortunately, the nearest neighbor to the facility verbally voiced her support for the proposal. Letters sent by residents surrounding Strong and Coginchaug also confirmed acceptance of the proposal, which includes the lights and audio system. After listening to the proposal and explanation on lighting, many questions were answered. What irked me, however, was the intense questioning on the artificial turf that has been proposed for the field. Throughout the creation of this facility, this topic was repeatedly debated at public hearings. Outside vendors presented the products and the related issues were discussed. The building committee went to work using the extensive research that was presented along with health data. Do we need to go through this AGAIN? Do you really think the building com-
mittee, which is made up of parents, grandparents, builders and educators, would knowingly put our children in any kind of danger? This was voted on by the tax-paying public and passed. Can we please come up with a solution and be on our way? Anne Doyle, Coginchaug Track Supporter co-president
Dear residents of Middlefield and Rockfall: I’m Edward Bailey and I have been given the privilege of having my name placed on the ballot this November for the position of Middlefield selectman. After living in Rockfall for 24 years and being involved with issues affecting the town of Middlefield, I welcome the opportunity to contribute to my community in a greater role. Middlefield is a very special place. The decisions made by the Board of Selectmen effect the lives of all Middlefield families and should be reflective of the values of our citizens. The policy decisions of today will determine the course and character of our town in the future. My background is in engineering, architecture and management. Having served as chief engineer in the Merchant Marine, a commis-
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Town Times Columns
A state budget at last
It was the longest can legislators failing state budget negotiato support the budget tion in Connecticut’s and lining up a camhistory with a final appaign issue for next proval two months into year. Further, the nethe new fiscal year. I gotiations were unduhad voted against the ly delayed by, in my initial legislative budgopinion, a lack of time et, which was also vecommitment by the toed by Governor Jodi Governor and the legRell, because of its exislative leaders. I percessive focus on new sonally talked with taxes and its failure to both the Governor streamline ineffective and the legislative State Senator Ed Meyer state agencies. The fileaders about the nal budget, however, process problems and was a distinct improveurged their appointment. ment of a negotiations The state budget cut facilitator, a device over $3 billion of state frequently and sucspending, but it preserved programs cessfully used to resolve business and important to the 12 Senate District, in- judicial disputes. I believe that if the cluding state aid to our towns and negotiations had not succeeded at the schools and continued support for our end of August, a facilitator would public libraries, for Dial-a-Ride and have been appointed. for the basic health services provided Ultimately, the historic budget by Medicaid. The budget also pre- deficit was overcome by not only deep served two very important watchdogs spending cuts and revenue increases in our state, namely, the Healthcare but also, as economists advised us, by Advocate and the Advocate for Chil- borrowing. The borrowing was extendren. sive and will present budget problems The tax package in the budget was in the future unless we have a signifibalanced and creative. It increased cant economic recovery in the next the state income tax on joint filers year or so, which will produce earning over $1 million per year, and enough taxable income to pay-off the it placed a temporary surcharge on borrowing. profits of those large corporations Politics is the art of compromise, earning over $100 million per year. and a compromise has been reached The tax balance came in the reduction which will enable our state to go forof the inheritance tax (both the tax ward in meeting our obligations. In rate and the amount of the exemption) that context, it was disappointing that and in the reduction of the sales tax. Gov. Rell led the budget negotiations There were difficult problems in but failed to show true leadership by the budget negotiations. The process not signing the budget bill, allowing it was totally partisan with all Republi- to become law by default.
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package, UPC code A laboratory test by 3800023370 with a the Georgia DepartBill Milardo, Durham ment of Agriculture Assistant Health Director “Best If Used Before” date beginning with (GDA) found Listeria NOV15 10 EA. monocytogenes in a Kellogg voluntarily sample of Kellogg’s ceased production at Buttermilk Eggo Waffles manufactured at an Atlanta plant. the plant, began an investigation to deThe sample was taken as part of a termine a possible cause and began routine inspection by GDA of the Kel- cleaning and sanitizing. Kellogg will logg’s plant. This product was not execute its hygienic restoration plan before it resumes production. shipped into the marketplace. Consumption of food contaminated While no illnesses have been reported, out of an abundance of caution, with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Kellogg is voluntarily recalling a lim- listeriosis, an uncommon but potentialited number of the following products ly serious disease. The most common manifestation of listeriosis is meningiproduced in the same facility: Kellogg’s® Eggo® Cinnamon Toast tis, which has symptoms of high fever, waffles, 10-count package, UPC code severe headache, neck stiffness and 3800040440 with Best If Used Before” nausea. Listeriosis can also cause misdates beginning with:NOV22 10 EA, carriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in NOV23 10 EA and NOV24 10 EA. Kellogg’s® Eggo® Toaster SwirlzT infants, the elderly and those with Cinnamon Roll Minis eight-count weakened immune systems.
‘How was school today?’
That’s the proversignificant change. If By Franciene Lehmann, bial parental query. PhD, School Psychologist, they are a middle or Full of appropriate high schooler, they in collaboration with concern, excitement, Nancy M. Heckler, principal may have been on anticipation and cutheir own rhythms Brewster School riosity. The response, and schedules during however, is delivered the summer, and sudin a way seemingly dedenly they have to signed to exasperate wake, eat, and work and frustrate the most on a new one. All these patient among us. It things stress the mind goes something like this: and body. Children often need time to Parent: “How was school?” process their day against the comfort, Child: “Good.” quiet, security and space of home beParent: “Do you like your teacher?” fore they are ready to talk about it. But Child: “Yup.” (you knew that was coming, didn’t Parent: “What did you do today?” you?), the monosyllable dialogue apChild: “Nothing.” pears all during the year, not just in Parent: “Who did you play with at those first days. For some of the same recess?” reasons, and for as many other reaChild: “No one.” sons as there are children, the advice Parent: “Did you have Specials?” we give – and it’s tried and true – is as Child: “I don’t remember. What’s follows: for dinner?” Try to read your child’s cues. If they This after dropping off a nervous are tired, hungry or just quiet, it may student to a new situation. A day spent not be the best time for a discussion waiting and maybe worrying for your about all that transpired at school. new kindergartner, first grader, mid- Give them some down time and then dle schooler, or even freshman to re- approach the subject. If you have the turn home after their foray back to luxury of family dinner, think about school following the freedom of sum- allowing time for each person at dinmer. For each of us this brings varying ner to share something about their levels of stress and anxiety inherent in day. Be the one to start, and tell a story the change of schedule and routine. about your day. Model the depth and For parents who, unlike the children, breadth of information you’d like to know what is coming, it can be a joyful hear from them in your own story. Try but edgy hope for the coming of good to be patient and know that it may take news. Certainly the desire for infor- a few days for your child to undermation reigns supreme. We want to be stand and assimilate the tradition. reassured that all went well, or hear Lower your standards. We know, it’s what didn’t go well so that we can ad- not what we usually preach, but in this dress it. Transitions are hard, and we case, you don’t really need to know want them to go smoothly for our chil- every little detail about the day, you dren. We want to experience the ups need the highlights. Chances are the and downs with them and provide highlights are going to give you all the them the wisdom and assistance our insight you need. Remember, you place as parents affords us. know your child best, and you will be And the kids just aren’t forthcoming. able to read a LOT by the choices they All that anticipation, and we’re relegat- make, by the stories they tell, and the ed to the torture of the monosyllable. vocabulary they use. Know you’re not alone. It happens to We know you keep track of your many of us. Some of us get the same child’s schedule and assignments. Use thing every year. Some children read that awareness to generate conversathe cues from their parents and give tion and questions when the topic of what they think is expected; other chil- school arises. If you have more than dren deliver the goods in great detail. one child, by all means, EAVESDROP Those weren’t my children. And they when they talk to their siblings. This aren’t the children of the myriad parents is an inalienable parental right. If you who end up at the school doors telling us have an only child, do the same when they can’t get any information about they have friends visiting. You will get a lot of information from listening to how school went. Children in all the grades are spent what they say to each other. Try not to after their first days of school. They comment (we know that it’s the ultiare bombarded with new rules, new mate in self-control). That way you’ll teachers, new routines, new friends keep getting information. A great time and new expectations. Many of them for eavesdropping is in the car – for need some time to chill out before they some reason you become invisible to even begin to process all the informa- them when they have a friend in the tion to which they’ve been exposed. car. Use it to your advantage! Lastly, become a master of the openMany are physically tired. If they are new to school, having a day with a rou- ended question. Any question that can tine is a huge adjustment. If they’re a See School today, page 10 first grader, the length of the day is a
A View From District 13
Meet our ‘Regular Joe’couple By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times When we called Durham residents Patty and Dean Bonanno to feature them as our first ‘Regular Joe’ couple, Patty was worried that we were quizzing her on how well she knows her husband. But no worries, we just wanted to ask this great couple a few questions about living in town. How long have you lived in Durham? Twenty years. Patty found the house. She said ‘I don’t care what’s in the house, I just love the view.’(Dean) Why did you decide to move here? We out-
grew our house in Wallingford after having two sons. It was built in 1882 and was only about twothirds refurbished. Dean remodeled it about 95 percent, but then the family got bigger. We just kept wandering around, and this is the house we found. Durham was such a pretty place, and we had been to the Durham Fair a couple of years and liked the small town feel. When house hunting, we found the house we liked in this town. (Patty) What is your favorite thing about Durham? Everything. It’s small but not too small. It’s a nice pace, and it’s a great place to raise a family and just live. (Patty) I think I’ve really enjoyed the people in Durham, followed by just the beauty. I do lots of biking so I bike around town. It’s gorgeous.(Dean) Is there anything you’d change? I don’t think I’d change anything. Durham is ideal because it’s so close to New Haven and Hartford if you needed to go there. Living here, I feel like I’m on vacation all the time. People go to small towns to get away, but I’m lucky to live in one. (Patty) No, it’s what we both looked for when we came. It’s a nice community, our sons both got involved and we got involved, too. (Dean) What do you do for employment? I’m a dialysis nurse in Branford. It’s the prettiest commute on the planet: Route 77 across Route 80; it’s 20 minutes door to door. (Patty) I’m a division administrative officer for Con-
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Robert E. Montgomery
Robert E. Montgomery, of Cheshire, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at his home. He was the husband of Jane T. (Turbeville) Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery was born June 2, 1936 in New Haven, the son of the late Ellwood and Nora (Cohick) Montgomery. He was instrumental in the development and design of the first fetal heart rate monitor and continued to be involved in research and development in this area. Bob loved all aspects of western life. His most treasured times were spent vacationing with his family, boating, fishing, gardening and just enjoying the outdoors. Besides his wife of 31 years, Bob is survived by his son David Montgomery of Durham; his daughters Leslie White of Durham and Lynn Breton of Branford; his sister Anne Cargill of Seminole, FL; and his five grandchildren Christina, Stephanie, Alex, Celine and Lilly. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, 111 Church Dr. Burial will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bob’s favorite charity, the Salvation Army, 855 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105. For more information, online condolences or to light a candle in Bob’s name, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.
Louis C. Garbonola, 67, of Jackson Hill Rd., Middlefield, beloved husband of Janet (Kaczenski) Garbonola, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at his home. The son of the late Alfred C. Garbonola, Sr. and Leonetta (DaCunda) Garbonola, Louis was a past fire chief of the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department and life member following 25 years of service. After his retirement from Connecticut Valley Hospital, you could find him in the guard shack at the DMIAAB transfer station. Louis was an avid Yankee and Giants fan and always up for a good laugh. He was also known to pull out a guitar at many local events and perform Elvis covers. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Lynette and Louise Garbonola, and his brother, Alfred C. Garbonola Jr., along with many dear friends and family. Funeral services were held at Biega Funeral Home. Burial will be in Middlefield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department, 406 Jackson Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455. A tribute to Lou Garbonola
in the front yards of our neighborhood, we were serenaded by Louis who was sitting on his front porch, strumming his guitar and singing “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog” or other Elvis tunes. I don’t know anyone who didn’t enjoy it. He was the king at the minstrel shows the firemen used to put on. He also was a big country fan, and I swear I got my love for country music from Lou. George Jones, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, he introduced me to all of them. Thank you, Lou. Louis always had a smile and had the best and most infectious laugh I ever heard. Once we had a family reunion, and although we weren’t related, Lou insisted
Gratziano and Garbarino; Louise said “Garbarino, Garbanolo, close enough” and it was for us. Lou also helped me to be as proud a Red Sox fan as he was a Yankee fan, which wasn’t easy growing up back in the ‘70s. He showed me that Yankee fans (Lou) and Red Sox fans (me) can have a great time together and get along just fine. He would tease; I would tease him, always in fun, NEVER ANGRY, NEVER HURTFUL. Thank you, Lou. Louis was also a former chief of the fire department. Since I grew up across the street, I remember baseball, dodge ball and touch football games we played at the firehouse before their drills on Monday nights. The Gar-
11 banola front porch was a gathering place. If you drove up or down the road and Louis or Janet was sitting there, you pulled in and sat a while. People always stopped by, including me. In fact, I had my first legal beer with Louis and then Janet took me out on the town. Thank you, Lou and Janet. I’m sorry to say in recent years I didn’t take the time to visit, and I lost touch with the Garbanolas even though I still live in town. In remembering Louis I realized I will forever be “Janie” no matter how old I am, and for that I thank you, Lou. I want to thank Janet, Lynnette and Louise for sharing Louis with me, the neighborhood and the rest of the town. He will be greatly missed. Janie Farretti, Middlefield
Thank you, Lou Middlefield lost someone special this week, Louis Garbanola. For those of you who weren’t familiar with Lou, he was the “guy in the booth” when you first pulled into the transfer station. For those of us who knew him, he was much more. Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s most kids were listening to the Beatles. Those of us who grew up on Jackson Hill Road were listening to Elvis, or
MIDDLEFIELD Board of Assessment Appeals Meeting Date The Board of Assessment Appeals has scheduled a meeting for: Monday, September 21st, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in order to hear Motor Vehicle appeals for the Grand List of October 1st, 2008. 1122324
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Middlefield Government Calendar (Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held in the Community Center.) Tuesday, Sept. 15 7 p.m. — Conservation Commission Wednesday, Sept. 16 7 p.m. — Inland Wetlands Commission Thursday, Sept. 17 7 p.m. — Board of Finance Tuesday, Sept. 22 7 p.m. — Board of Selectmen Monday, Sept. 28 11:30 a.m. — Housing Authority at Sugarloaf Terrace
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Middlefield seniors Breakfast is back! Starting on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. quarterly complimentary breakfasts will be provided by Apple Rehab in Middletown. Individual computer help is now available. Community volunteers will be assigned to seniors to assist with basic computer and internet skills. Please call (860) 349-7121 if you would like to have a tutor at the Center. The flu shot clinic for Middlefield seniors will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Senior Cafe is serving up lunches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. The complete lunch with coffee, milk and dessert is planned by a registered dietician at CRT. Volunteers from our community serve the meals. Please call 24 hours prior to make a reservation. The suggested donation is $2. Free movies are shown every Wednesday at 1 p.m. September is Julia Roberts month and October is comedy
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month. Stop by and pick up a schedule or call the Center. Popcorn and beverages are served. All are welcome. Bingo is held on the third Monday at 1 p.m. The next Bingo game will be held on Sept. 21. Thanks to the generosity of community volunteers Connie Drega, Mary Polocko, Fran Francesco, Rose Marie Tessier and Jen Fusco from Apple Rehab in Middletown, we are able to offer these monthly games. Cards are $1 each with a four-card maximum. The Middlefield Senior Center is located in the Community Center at 405 Main Street, phone (860) 349-7121.
From the tax collector September is upon us. The office has just begun to get busy collecting Lake Beseck assessment payments. I hope to see a lot of old friends and some new faces, too. Due date for sewer assessment second installments is Sept. 1, 2009. Back in April Lake Beseck residents received an assessment bill. It was in two parts,
one for the April installment and one for the September installment. No reminder notice can be sent. If you have lost or misplaced your bill, you can call the office, and I will gladly send you a new one. For those who escrow your taxes, you need to know that your bank does not escrow your sewer bills. You can pay your sewer assessment by mail or you can come in. No credit cards will be accepted. Please don’t wait till the last minute to pay your assessment. If you have a problem with your bill and it cannot be fixed on time, you will be charged the 1.5 percent penalty per month. Oct. 1 postmark is proof of payment on time. The drop box has no proof of payment on time. The drop box will be emptied at 4 p.m. for the last time on Oct. 1. Any payments dropped in the box after close of business on Oct. 1 will be considered delinquent. Also for those who pay with an online service, the envelope your check comes in does not have a postmark on it. These payments will be considered delinquent if I re-
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COUNSELING Durham Town Briefs Friday, September 11, 2009 SOLUTIONSous locations about town, he added that the lights pro- son to natural soil. Meanwhile, the system after everything P&Z continues with the Mobile station posed are disallowed by cur- all other types of injuries go up else is built in order to ensure P.O. Boxamounting 685, Durham, CT 06422 to 65 foot-candles, on artificial turf. A number of that it’s in compliance with rent regulations. hearing on D-13 Town Hall at 3.8 foot-candles individuals thought that the town regulations. While the lights met with and 2.5 foot-candle strength in school should go with natural The scoreboard was another track & field minimal resistance by comthe school parking lot. Meansoil rather than use a synthetic issue mentioned briefly. Acwhile, engineer Rob Bascom missioners, a number of mem- field. upgrades cording to Hollister’s interprebers of both the commission 14
The Planning and Zoning Commission met on Wednesday, Sept. 2, to speak with representatives of Regional School District 13 regarding a proposed modification to the site plan for the school’s athletic facilities on Pickett Lane. During the public hearing, Box 685 Ted Furvell P.O. of Musco LightDurham, CTlighting 06422asing, addressed the 860.349.2480 pect of the project. Furvell informed the commission that he went around town recording the light strength of vari-
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Despite the call for soil over turf, attorney Tim Hollister claimed that the school has to use artificial turf as that was what the town approved through referendum. Resident Kimberly Ryder disputed this claim, stating that the referendum included renovations to the tennis courts, field, and track, but did not require the use of artificial turf. Another issue residents were concerned with was continued use of the track by members of the public. They were assured that this would continue after the facilities are renovated. Other areas of the project were discussed only in brief, with Hollister stating that the applicants won’t be able to test the sound system for the field until the athletic facilities are fully built. He stated that the applicants are willing to test
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and public spoke out against the synthetic turf proposed for the field. Member Catherine Deveaux pointed out that one of the chemicals used in the creation of rubber is a known skin and eye irritant. She noted this as this chemical was not tested as part of the New York study referenced by the applicants. The additional heat generated on artificial turf in comparison to natural soil was also brought up. Engineer Dick Webb acknowledged that this is a problem with artificial turf, but added that the temperature swiftly declines once you move away from the center of the field. One issue that commission member Eugene Riotte brought up is that, according to AMA commission member Eugene Riotte brought up is that, according to AMA findings, only head injuries are reduced in compari-
tation of the zoning regulations, the scoreboard does not qualify as a sign as it isn’t advertising anything. DeFelice disagreed, to which Hollister offered to discuss the matter with the P&Z attorney Tom Byrne. Hollister further noted that a traffic study isn’t required as the state has not asked for one and because the number of trips generated by the athletic facilities are already factored into the traffic generated by the school. As for the parking situation, he stated it’s the same for the fields as it is for the auditorium and that a problem would only arise if the school chose to use the athletic field and auditorium at the same time. Another issue Hollister brought up was that the school currently has no commitment to rent the facilities out to other groups. However, the applicants still have a few more issues that need to be addressed with the proposal. Hollister requested that the hearing be continued to the commission’s Sept. 16 meeting, to which the commission agreed. Crematorium approved As for the rest of the commission's meeting, they finally voted on and approved the special permit for a large animal crematorium at 593 Wallingford Road. The one change they made before putting it to a vote was to allow for maintenance, drop-off and clean-up at any time, but to prevent the incinerator from running all day long. This was approved by all members except for Dave Foley, who voted against the request. ZEO Geoff Colegrove also looked into the sale of rabbits, chickens on Pamelee Hill Road. After his investigation, Colegrove found the site doesn't qualify as a farm as it is less than three acres. In light of this, the business has agreed to take down its website and cease making further sales. (Chuck Corley/In attendance)
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police and the community they serve. Some of the projects DeFelice mentioned were further expansions of the Block Watch program, as well as increased communication between residents, Block Watch captains and the committee, future topics for public safety announcements in the local paper and a study of potential traffic calming devices for town roads. Bill Smith and Dan Murphy volunteered to work with the Department of Public Works to install a speed control project on Town House Road. (From minutes/Stephanie Wilcox)
Durham 60+ Travel Club On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Durham 60+ travel club will honor the Armed Forces and veterans at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville. They will be served a family-style meal with garden salad, pasta,
chicken marsala, sliced roast beef, vegetables, potato, dessert and beverage. After lunch they will be entertained by the well-known John Banker and his six-piece band playing many favorite patriotic songs of the World War II era. There will also be a medley tribute to the Armed Forces. The group departs the United Churches parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and will return home around 4 p.m. Cost is $72 per person with payment due by Oct. 6. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, they will return to the Newport Playhouse for a comedy play called Sorry Wrong Chimney. They will enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch prior to the play. The group will depart from the United Churches parking lot at 8:45 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Cost is $80 per person. For more information on either trip, contact Ellie Goldschneider at (860) 3493329 or Karen Dyndiuk at (860) 349-3468.
Durham Government Calendar (All meetings will be held at the Durham Library unless otherwise noted. Check the town Web page at www.townofdurhamct.org for agendas and last-minute changes.) Friday, Sept. 11 6 p.m. — 911 Remembrance on the Town Green 7 p.m. — Board of Assessment Appeals at Town Hall to dispute motor vehicle assessments only Saturday, Sept. 12 10 a.m. — Board of Assessment Appeals at Town Hall to dispute motor vehicle assessments only Monday, Sept. 14 7 p.m. — Board of Selectmen at Town Hall 7:30 p.m. — Inland Wetlands Commission Tuesday, Sept. 15 7 p.m. — Board of Finance at Town Hall 7 p.m. — Skating Pond Commission at Town Hall Wednesday, Sept. 16 7 p.m. — Recreation Commission at Town Hall 7:30 p.m. — Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday, Sept. 17 1:30 p.m. — Senior Citizen Board at Town Hall 7 p.m. — Water Commission at Town Hall 7 p.m. — DMIAAB Thursday, Sept. 24 7 p.m. — Public Safety Facility Renovation Planning Committee at firehouse
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From State Police files: Burglary at Guidas in Middlefield
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perjury, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the arrest warrant, Kinsman-Cabelus claimed to have suffered multiple injuries in December 2003 when she slipped on an onion while working as a culinary arts instructor at the Vinal Technical School. While collecting disability benefits, Kinsman-Cabelus opened a Pilates and yoga studio and failed to disclose her employment and earnings, which exceeded $27,000, the warrant states. In addition, she falsely testified under oath that she was not employed and had no earnings while collecting the disability benefits, the warrant alleges. Kinsman-Cabelus was released on a promise to appear in Middletown Superior Court on Sept. 16. The charges against Kinsman-Cabelus are accusations only, and she is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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Hours: Regular library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit www.durhamlibrary.org to search the catalog, review your account, register for a program or renew your materials online. For information or to register for a program by phone, call (860) 349-9544. Memorial garden dedication: The dedication ceremony will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome Fall storytimes begin the week of Sept. 28. Mother Goose for children 18–30 months will take place on Mondays at 10:15 or 11 a.m., Time for Tots for children ages 2½ to 3½ will be held on Wednesdays at 10:15 or 11 a.m. and the preschool story time will be held on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Registration begins Friday, Sept. 11, for non-residents. Kids Evening Adventures is back for kids in grades one to three, beginning Monday, Sept. 28, and continuing through Nov. 2, each Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (They will not meet on Oct. 12.) Book discussions will focus on the following books: Arnie the Doughnut, Nate the Great, Moses Goes to a Concert, Young Cam Jansen & The Missing Cookie, and Sam and the Tigers. Registration begins on Friday, Sept. 11, for non-residents. The Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 to discuss Nightshade by Susan Witting Albert. Copies of the book are available at the library. Everyone is invited to join this informal discussion. The Book Lover’s Circle will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Exit Ghost by Philip Roth. Copies of the book are available at the library. Everyone is welcome. Book Sale: The PALS’ annual book sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24. The library is now accepting donations.
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Nicholas Vestergaard, of Durham, competed in the 2009 Junior Olympic Taekwondo Championships which were held June 30 to July 3 in Austin, Texas. N i c h o l a s earned a gold medal in board-breaking and bronze medals in both traditional forms and sparring. At seven years old, Nicholas was the youngest of a 12-member team competing out of World Champion Taekwondo of Cheshire. He and his teammates brought home a total of 19 medals. Nicholas is a second grader at Brewster School in Durham.
Archer, Doris Beach, Patti Checko, Vicki Cummings, Robin Fox, Melissa Frey, Cynthia Hill, Madelyn Jones, Lorrie Martin, Catherine Munson and Matt Sanders; for 10 years, Julie Abbott, Kathy Bottini, Crystal Castro, Kerry Chernovetz, Betina Cornwall, Lynn Davis, Laura DiBenedetto, Lynn Gonzalez, Anne Juncadella, Jenny Lussier, Marguerite Novak, Joyce Parisi, Nancy Planeta, Terri Ryan, Nancy Siedlecki, Melissa Stephens, Janet Welz-Kavanagh and Debra Golschneider. The following received Good Apple awards: Elizabeth Hadlock, Christine Davis, Lorrie Martin, Wayne Kaminski, Diane Kilroy, Linda Pettit, Melissa Dirzius, Kathy Bottini, Maureen Johnson, Christopher Napoletano and Carla Muskatallo. The Good Apple award is a peer-nominated recognition for those who have helped their fellow District 13 staff.
Donald C. Rawling, of Durham, recently graduated from Fairfield University where he was on the deanâ€™s list for the spring 2009 semester. Donald is the son of Don and Lisa Rawling.
Jason Bascom, of Durham, has graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston at commencement ceremonies held Aug. 23. During his course of study, Jason completed two semesters of co-operative work study experience with Coler & Colantonio Engineering and the City of
The following District 13 employees received service awards for 30 years: Dean Coutsouridis, David Duncan and Karen Kean; for 20 years, Lynn
Boston. Daniel Donecker, son of Peter and Kim Donecker of Durham, has graduated from Penn State University, magna cum laude, with bachelors and masters degrees in Architectural Engineering. Daniel is currently employed by Worley Parsons in Pennsylvania where he resides with his wife Lindley. Middlefield resident Meghan Ginley has been named coordinator of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Middlesex Hospital. In her new position, Ginley, an advanced practice registered nurse, will be providing consultation to patients from her office at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center about genetics and hereditary risk. Ginley received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Anselm College, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Quinnipiac University. Emily Sokol, of Durham, back
17 row, third from left, along with other members of the Senior and Junior Ballet Companies at Judyth Parks Academy of Dance Arts in Wallingford, celebrated after winning first place at the district finals of the Starbound National Talent Competition held at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Middletown. Sokol, who has been dancing for 14 years with JPADA, has been a member of the Senior Ballet Company for four years. Senior Company members are an elite group of 18 dancers auditioned and chosen from hundreds of Academy members. Photo by Linda Graves-Barnes
William J. Giancola, a student at the College of the Holy Cross, was named to the deanâ€™s list for the second semester of the 2008-09 year. He is the son of Mark and Sharon Giancola of Durham. He is currently in his second year, majoring in English.
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Anne Cassady for ZBA To the editor: In our town government election this fall, two seats are available on the five-member Zoning Board of Appeals, and
Anne Cassady is an exceptionally good choice for a seat at that table. She will bring to the board the same interest and enthusiasm that she has given to her teaching, writing, acting and volunteer work. In her 35 years of teaching English and Communications at Middlesex Community College, her dedication to her craft never flagged. Long an advocate for students in need of academic support, she was responsible for the creation of college prep programs which continue to serve students today.
Special election letter rules In order to allow the largest number of citizens to express their opinions on the upcoming elections, we set a few special election season letter rules. Number one, the deadline for election letters will be Monday at 5 p.m. Number two, election letters will be limited to 250 words. Also, in order to allow as many people as possible to weigh in, we will not print letters that have already been printed in another publication. For the last week before elections (deadline Oct. 26), only positive letters of support will be accepted. Of course, only signed letters with phone numbers, so we can verify authorship, will be accepted. A lover of theatre, Anne founded the Drama Workshop at Middlesex and is active in
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Cassady (Continued from page 21) currently serves on the board of Connecticut Heritage Productions. A 40-year Durham resident, Anne recently completed certification as a health counselor and is a founding member of the Durham Farmers’ Market Committee, helping to provide opportunities for us to purchase locally grown foods. She serves on the Senior Citizens Board and also volunteers with St. Luke’s Eldercare Services in Middletown. Anne possesses a strong sense of fairness that will serve the town well on this judicial board. I urge all registered voters to participate in this election and especially ask you to elect Anne Cassady to ZBA. Ona McLaughlin, Durham
Last evening, I read both the latest Town Times and also the Middletown Press and found articles on the same subject, the sports complex that is underway at Coginchaug High School. The Times had a letter from a Guire Road resident asking for some consideration for the neighbors of the high school. I really feel badly for the people on this street if the plans go ahead as stated. The Middletown Press had two articles, one on the Durham P&Z Commission and their concerns, which seem quite legitimate. The second was by sports correspondent Jim Bransfield on the new MHS football stadium and track-field being “second to none” in state high school facilities. Are we trying to compete? My latest copy of the state’s blue book shows the population of Middletown to be over four times
more than the combination of Durham and Middlefield. This would seem to mean to me that their tax base would also be much larger. Their light poles are 60 ft. high, not 80 like our district wants. I did count 18 lights on a pole compared to the 14 for Coginchaug. Also, he said it had a sound system that could be heard in the Bronx. I’m sure the near neighbors will love that. In fact, I’m only four and a half miles away, if I went out in my yard maybe I could hear it. The other point I found very interesting was that the press box was required by code to have an elevator. Is this the same for District 13? Elevators do not come cheap. I am very sorry this bill got legitimized by the Legislature as it was incorrectly done at the time of the referendum, and we should have had a second vote with the items in it separated out. I was insulted by the reference that the peo-
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Visiting a Countess
A few weeks ago, my family and I visited my step-aunt who lives in the Hamptons on Long Island. Her name is Luann, although most people know her as Countess Luann deLesseps from the BRAVO television show, “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Luann is my step-dad’s sister so I figure that makes her my step-aunt. Our journey started on the ferry to Orient Point, and then on two more ferries. My step-
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Divincentis captures Connecticut PGA Jr. Golf Assoc. female Player of the Year honors
Jack Linehan, 18, of West Simsbury, and Elizabeth DiVincentis, 14, of Durham, clinched the 2009 Junior Golf Association Player of the Year honors. Players of the Year are determined by accumulating points from the 16 PGA Junior Golf Tour events managed by the Connecticut Section PGA and several other junior events in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
Linehan led the player of the year points competition with 359.66 points. John Fla-
New England, All Area and All Courant girls’ team accolades. DiVincentis played all 16 tour tournaments and placed in the top 10 in all 16. DiVincentis won six tournaments – the Oak Ridge Junior Open, Frank Kringle Junior Championship, the Ellington Ridge Camera Memorial Junior Tournament, the Torrington Rotary Junior Classic, the Pat Jackman Junior Classic and the Daniel A. Boucher Memo-
herty, 15, of Glastonbury, was second with 312.38 points. Greg Palmer, 16, of Cheshire, finished third with 308.00 points. In the girl’s division, DiVincentis led the competition with 703.83 points. Andra Fappier, 14, of Cheshire, was second with 496.00 points. Kelly Whaley, 12, of Farmington, finished third with 481.00 points. As a member of the Coginchaug High School boys’ golf team, Liz earned All State, All
rial Junior Classic. She also had six runner-up finishes, including a second in the Pepsi Junior Connecticut PGA Championship. DiVincentis will be entering her sophomore year at Coginchaug High School. Linehan and DiVincentis will be honored at the annual Connecticut Section PGA awards banquet at MGM Grand at Foxwoods on Sunday, Nov. 22.
Golf for a cause Monday, Sept. 14, Connecticut Friends of Adopted Children’s 17th annual golf tournament will be held at the Quarry Ridge Golf Course in Portland. Tournament proceeds will benefit FANA, a non-profit orphanage located in Bogotá, Colombia. Registration on the day of the tournament starts at 9:30 a.m., and the fun begins with a shotgun tee-off at 11 a.m. Following the tournament, there will be an awards banquet buffet with great raffle prizes and a silent auction. The single golfer fee is $165 and includes a whole day of fun. To learn more about the tournament and register online, please visit www.cfacinc.org.
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Gina Layman of Middlefield earns world-class BMX racing status By Chris Coughlin Special to the Town Times
Middlefield now has a new claim to fame – Gina Layman. Gina just returned from the 2009 BMX World Championship in Adelaide, Australia, a huge event with hundreds of participants from over 33 countries. “I went to Australia a couple of weeks before the event to prepare for the race, where I trained with the Dutch and New Zealand Olympic teams and competed in some local races,” says Gina. The World Championship was split into different classes based on age and gender, with Gina participating in the 35-39-year-old women’s class. After racing in several motos (or qualifying races), Gina competed in the main race for her class, placing seventh in the world. Despite that incredible achievement, Gina’s dedica-
tion and pastraining, I sion for BMX ride my bike left her unat least an satisfied hour every with her perday. Even if formance. it’s raining “I’m not imor snowing, pressed; I I’ll go to an wanted fifth, indoor track and I probaor go to anbly could’ve other state gotten sixth. where the The race weather is starts at a better,” she gate on top of explains. a four-story Gina’s intall hill, and terest in you can’t BMX began cross lanes Jagur, Jake, Gina and Jorn Layman on their bikes. at a young until going age. “My dad over the first jump. I was not training to be seventh in the worked concessions at the in the best starting lane, so by world. “I train two hours a Falcon Field BMX Park in the time that I went over the day lifting weights, doing car- Meriden,” remembers Gina. first jump, it was really diffi- dio, sprinting on the roads in “I would go to work with him cult to gain any ground on the my neighborhood and run- and hang out at the track, and ning up and down hills,” lists became friends with the ridother riders.” To understand how de- Gina. That’s just the condi- ers there.” Eventually, after manding BMX is, you have to tioning part of her training. hanging out at the track long get an idea of what goes into “In addition to my other enough, Gina decided to give
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In addition to being able to practice riding her bike every day at work, Gina also gives lessons. “I take brand-new riders and get them on the gate and work with them,” says Gina. She explains BMX to the kids and their parents and then finally, “You see that the kids are doing what you taught them to do, and you can’t put a price on that,” says Gina. “Even crossing the finish line is a big accomplishment. You can have pros on the track and the crowd goes wild, and then a three-year-old will ride the track and get the same reaction.”
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enthusiasm for the sport is what has taken me all over the world.”
Not only is her own love Despite just coming back for the sport motivating her from participating in the to continue to race, but her BMX World Championships, own children’s love for the there is no break from compe- sport has been a great motitition in Gina’s future. She vator, too. “Since returning left for Kentucky on Sept. 1 for from Australia, my kids the Grand Nationals, which have won all of the races they marks the end of the 2009 sea- have competed in,” says son, but even that is not the Gina. “Watching my boys exlast race for 2009. “The week cel in a sport that I care after the Grand Nationals in about and love so much withKentucky, I race in the CT out forcing them to do it, I State Championship in can’t find a word to describe Bethel. Three days after that it. It’s absolutely amazing.” race, I leave for Chula Vista, What are Gina’s words of California to the Olympic Training Center, to train and advice for anyone who is inride on a newly built track terested in trying out BMX that is identical to the track for the first time or getting they’re building in South back into riding? “Come ride Africa for the World Champi- with me,” she says with a onship Race next year, smile. which I’m participating in,” Gina holds the plaque she she explains. won for her seventh place fin“BMX isn’t like a regular ish at the BMX World Chamteam sport, I live it every day,” Gina continues. “My pionships in Australia.
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The Wallingford Lacrosse League (which is open to Durham and Middlefield students) will begin Fall Lacrosse Refresher/Skill Drills/Scrimmages on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This session is open to any student in 7th, 8th or 9th grade. Sessions will continue until early November (weather permitting). All sessions will be held at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Field, East Center Street (Exit 15 off I-91 South) in Wallingford. Beginners and experienced players are all welcome, and bring your friends. There is no long-term obligation – you can show up once or for the entire season. Lacrosse is a spring sport in high schools, but the clinics are geared to teach, develop and maintain skills during the off-season. Lacrosse sessions for other ages also start the weekend of Sept. 12 and 13, and are listed below: Girls born 1999 to 2001 (Bantam and Lightning divisions) - Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m.; Girls born 1995 to 1998 - (Junior and Senior divisions) Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Boys born 1999 to 2001 (Bantam and Lightning divisions) - Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m.; Boys born 1997 to 1998 - (Juniors) - Saturdays from 10:30 am to noon; Boys born 1995 to 1996 - (Seniors and HS freshmen) - Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, check out the Wallingford lacrosse website at www.wallingfordlacrosse.co m, or call Neal Robison, president of Wallingford Youth Lacrosse at (203) 269-1451 (email to NRobison@wallingfordlacrosse.com). Last fall, nearly a dozen 8th grade boys from Durham and Middlefield (many of whom were new to the sport) played for the Wallingford Tritons Senior team. Their season culminated in winning their division at the Eli Lacrosse Jamboree in New Haven last May.
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Girls’ cross-country team bonds at Wellfleet The Coginchaug girls’ cross-country team enjoyed their traditional summer bonding trip to Wellfleet in August. This trip helps the girls prepare both mentally and physically for the fall running season.
Above, the girls line up on the beach; at right, riding bikes was a favorite activity.
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Durham Rec fall programs open to residents of both towns Co-Ed recreation volleyball: Adults must be out of high school. Volleyball will be played on Monday evenings at Strong School from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Available dates will be Sep. 14, 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Co-ed (advanced) volleyball will meet at CRHS on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 and 18. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. sharp. Registration will be on the first night. There is no fee for this program. Adult evening exercise will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. Classes will be held at Brewster School and will start Sept. 15. Adults are asked to bring hand weights of three or five pounds, a mat, towel and water. The instructor for this class will be Sue Schade (phone (860) 349-1518). The fee for this program will be $50 for a six-week session.
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Children’s karate class will be offered for grades k-8. This class will meet at Brewster School on Tuesdays starting Sept. 15 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Registration will be on the first day of class. The fee for this program will be $60 for a 10-week session. The instructor for this program will be Mike Moan (phone (860) 3472155). You may join anytime. Shoshin Ryu self-defense will be held at Korn School starting Sept. 14. Classes are held Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for grades two through seven. Adult classes will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The fee for this program is $20 for children and $30 for adults for eightweeks of classes. The instructor for this program will be Toby Bates ((860) 349-3075). Men’s open gym basketball will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Strong School. Dates will be Oct. 6, 8, 13, 15, Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 20, 24, 29, Dec. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17, from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Men’s basketball league will begin in January. Women’s open gym basketball will meet at Strong School Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 and 18, from 6 to 9:15 p.m. Youth recreation basketball program for those in kindergarten through grade eight, boys and girls, will have a registration on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Durham Town Hall. The fee for the children’s basketball program will be $50. Basketball coaches’ clinic will be offered to all who will be coaching with the travel and youth recreation basketball program on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coginchaug High School. Halloween costume parade party and pumpkin decoration contest will be held at Brewster School on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. Ribbons will be given for various costume categories. “Best of Show” will receive a Halloween Parade 2009 trophy. Bring your best decorated pumpkin and receive a ribbon. Cookie decorating and a Halloween moon bounce will be some of the fun activities. So come and join all the other ghost and goblins and stay for some refreshments.
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His 1609 Voyage
Henry’s Hudson Henry Hudson made four voyages in search of a way to the Far East from Europe.
Can you imagine yourself as a young Native American boy or girl? You live on the East Coast of the United States in the early 1600s. Your family is part of a tribe called the Mohicans. For food, your family catches fish and birds. You grow vegetables and hunt for nuts and fruits. Sometimes you trade items with other tribes. Members of your tribe walk or use canoes on the rivers and ocean to move around.
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Strange sight One day in early fall, as your family is storing foods to eat during the cold winter months, a ship arrives near your settlement. You’ve never seen a boat of this size. It’s about 85 feet long and 16 feet wide, and it’s made of wood. Tall masts have six sails billowing from them. About 20 grown men come ashore. They look different from your family and friends. They don’t have any women or children with them.
Looking for a route
The men on the ship were led by Henry Hudson, an English explorer. His ship the Half Moon had left Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, in April 1609 and arrived at Henry Hudson the mouth of the Hudson River in early September. This voyage was the third of four trips Hudson made, in 1607, 1608, 1609 and 1610-11.
In 1607, Hudson was looking for a way to get from Europe to Asia without sailing around the southern coast of Africa. People in Europe liked items brought from India and China, especially spices to help preserve food. At first, Hudson thought he could sail right over the North Pole to get to the Far East. But the ice and freezing temperatures made him turn back. In 1608, he tried a route along the northern coast of Russia. When ice blocked this route, he turned toward North America. But his crew forced him to turn back toward England.
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Heading to North America An offer from the Netherlands
The Half Moon reached the coast near modern Virginia After the 1608 voyage, in August 1609. On Sept. 2, Hudson lost his job with Hudson spotted a large island. his English employer, The It was Manhattan Island, where Muscovy Company. part of New York City is today. But soon, the Dutch East Hudson noted a river flowing India Company offered to send into the bay and thought him exploring again. They made it might be the passage he him promise to sail around the was looking for. The Native north side of Novaya Zemlya, Americans in the area called a group of islands north of the river Muhheakunnuk, which Russia, and if he could not The ship offered to Hudson by the Dutch, the Half Moon, means “great waters constantly find a passage, to return to was smaller than the English ship he had sailed before. He in motion.” Today, we call it the asked for a better ship, but his request was turned down. Amsterdam immediately. Hudson River. Other plans Changing course But after traveling about 150 miles Hudson wanted to explore North Hudson and his crew started north up the river, Hudson had to turn America. In 1608, another explorer, around. The river became too shallow in April 1609. But the Dutch sailors John Smith, had told Hudson he for the ship. on board didn’t like to work in cold believed there was a Hudson wanted to stay through weather. Northwest Passage — the winter and set out again in the When the weather turned bad, a way to sail from the Hudson decided to head west, toward spring. The crew wanted to go back Atlantic Ocean to the to Europe. North America. He promised his Pacific. Hudson was eager In November, the Half Moon sailed crew warmer weather and easier to find such a route. John Smith sailing, and they agreed. into the English port of Dartmouth. from The Mini Page © 2009 Universal Press Syndicate
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meeting, it always felt like I didn’t have the time, but within a half hour I was so glad I was there,” said Buckheit. “You get so much out of it. I did it years ago, and I still think that way, which shows how valuable the program is.” The Leadership Center is accepting applications for the LGNH Class of 2010 and Executive Orientation Fall 2009 program through Sept. 14. A limited number of scholarships will be available for both programs to qualified applicants from non-profit organizations. For more information or an application, contact Patti Scussel, executive director, at (203) 782-4314.
Durham’s American Legion Post 184 will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 12. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. at the Durham Library. All prospective members and present members are encouraged to attend. Contact Adjutant Dan Murphy at (860) 349-1304 for additional information. 1128394
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CAMPER & TRAILERS NISSAN FRONTIER LE 2006 Automatic, Grey, King Cab 4X4, Exc. Cond, Trailer Pkg, Bed Extender, A/C, all power, 85K, $16,500 (860)378-0132
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CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS 48” WIDE lattice top PVC Vinyl gate. $90. (860) 747-4604 or 860-302-0917 CARPENTERS vise, Wilton 12 inch $80.00 203 284 8890
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FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 1.4 CU. ft. Counter-top Microwave good. cond., $25. #203-239-7618.
CAPTAIN'S BED 9 large drawers, 6 storage spaces, original price- $1300. Bought from Kid's Furniture, for Boy or Girl. $600 or B/O. 203-887-3129 GLASS/METAL end tables. Great buy! $35. Call (203) 238-1717 KIRBY vacuum 9 month old w/attachments & rug shampooer. Paid $1,700. Will sell $700 or make an offer. 203-235-0628 LOVESEAT, excellent condition, dark gray-blue. Asking $30. 203-237-7174
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4 COTS Daycare style, 24” x 44”. Blue color. $12 for all or separate. (203) 634-9149 BEDROOM, Full, large woman’s dresser w/mirror and man’s chest, end table, new, exc. cond., dark cherry, $450. 5 pce kitchen set, good, $150. Country Couch & love seat, blue print, exc. cond., $450. 203-238-9394 BUREAU Good condition. Asking $25. Call (203) 238-2492 CURIO CABINET Oak w/3 glass shelves. $95. 203-238-3197 ENT CENTER top extends to fit up to a 54” TV. Very good cond. $80. 203-793-7278 SOFA BED- Sectional. Huge. 1st flr. $40. (203) 630-1866
STORAGE Cabinet-45” x 36” x 20”. Great for basement/garage. Wheels. $40 or best offer. 203235-3794 TRUNDLE BED frame w/drawer front. No mattress. $20. (203) 238-3774 TWIN bed frame with attached headboard w/matching 6 drawer dresser. White, great conditon. Suitable for young child. $135. 203-272-7123 leave msg
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Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WHIRLPOOL Accubake smooth glasstop Whirlpool over the microwave. Both in color. Both exc cond. $400. 203-238-0190
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DINOSAUR, Kota, 2.5 feet tall $95 Great for kids, Ex. cond. Call 203.537.4356
2 ADJACENT BURIAL PLOTS at St. Stanislaus Cemetary, Meriden. $800 each. Save $400! Call (603) 476-8299
DRAFTING New scales - 12” & 18”. Drafting Table 21”x26”. $35. (203) 440-3919
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DRAFTING New scales - 12” & 18”. Drafting Table 21”x26”. $35. (203) 440-3919
AIR CONDITIONER Amana 8600 BTU. Great condition. $50. Call (203) 630-2705 BEAUTY parlor, booth chair, dryer, hydralic chair. $100. Call 860-628-5791 BICYCLE rack [holds 2] for camping trailer. Asking $60. Call 203-238-4478 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841
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FLOWER POTS New, X-Large 21x17. Fiberglass inner shell. $40 each. (860) 349-2235
PROMOTION banks Old Santa Claus’s (4) for $25. Call 203-237-5962
FORMICA Countertop 53Lx23W 5” thick. Dark speckled grey. Exc cond. $20 (860) 628-4496
RIBBON 10 boxes all types for the holidays-$75. Call 203-269-9042
GAS GRILL Briquettes, push button start, front/side tables. $40. (860) 677-6809
ROOF RACK for Mini Van. Good condition. $50. CART Metal wagon flower cart for outside. $30. (860) 349-2235
KENMORE Heavy duty 3 speed 4.2 amp multi-duty floor polisher. $40 neg.. (203) 269-9195
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SONY Kids Clock Radio. Multicolored. In Box. $25. (203) 238-1610 TREADMILL Great condition. Asking $100. Call (203) 4273644 5pm-10pm.
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PROFESSIONAL Ping Pong table. Like brand new. $99. (203) 237-9015 FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Quick delivery. All hardwood cut & split to 20” avg lengths. 203-439-1253 anytime.
SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BICYCLE Girl’s 16 Inch Very good condition. $10. Call 203-237-6807 OUTDOOR basketball hoop. $20. Call 203-886-9035
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PRECIOUS MOMENTS Complete Collection. Collecting since 1976. All boxes. Also, incl. Disney Parks only collection. Over 100 pcs. Best offer for all or will sell separate. (203) 269-4480
SWORDS BAYONETS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.
YANKEES TICKETS 2 tickets to see the Yankees take on the LA Angels Mon. Sept 14, 7:05pm. Grandstand Section 420c, side by side seats behind home plate. $100. This is the makeup game from May 3rd’s rain out. Private seller. 203-5074259. Serious inquiries only!
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SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB 6 person 35 jets 3 pumps w/ all options, full warr, new in wrapper. Cost $7000 Sell $3800. Call 203-988-9915
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All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March ELECTRONICS 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or CALCULATOR TI83 plus discrimination based on use for higher math. $80. race, color, religion, nationCall 860-833-1206 al origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial WANTED TO BUY status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the 1-2 ITEMS State of Connecticut GenSilverware, china, glass, eral Statutes Sections 46afurniture, 50’s items, 64c which makes it illegal whole estates. to advertise any prefer203-238-3499 ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national ori$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ gin, ancestry, sex, sexual 1 item to entire estate! orientation, marital status, Call or stop by Frank’s, age, lawful source of 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. income, familial status, or Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30. physical or mental disability, or an intention to make 203-284-3786 any such preference, limiANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or tation, or discrimination. an Estate. Estate sale service This newspaper will not provided. Seeking: Meriden- knowingly accept any made items, lamps, paintings. advertising for real estate Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025 or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws. Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY
DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.
HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN 3BR, 1.5 bath, basmt W/Dhookup, $1200/m+utils. 1m sec. No pets. Avail 9/1. Call 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1303 MERIDEN-Newly renovated 3BR, 1 1/2 bath, office, finished bsmt, gar., FP, fenced in yd. Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $1350/mo. 860-655-3888
CONDOMINIUMS FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 STADIUM ANTIQUES & FIREARMS. Always buying! 45 Mill St, Berlin. 860-828-6204
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FLUTE, Strasser, silver, used, excellent condition. $275. Call 860-916-4007
Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome
Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295
WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904
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APARTMENTS FOR RENT
OFFICE mngr’s style chairblack. Exc.condition. $50. 203-671-0104.
MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $750/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN Sunset Ave. Spacious & bright TH 3BR, 1 full 2 half bath, washer & dryer, 2c gar, corner unit, lovely yard. $1275 + util All Star Realty 203-952-1122 MERIDEN- Must see! Immac. 2BR. New carpet & appls, covered parking, central Air. 3 miles from MidState Medical Center. $875. Jim 203-671-1065 MERIDEN-1BR Crown Village (16 Unit Bldg). Heat & HW, storage, pool, assigned prkg. Fresh paint /carpeting. Lease & sec. $775. Call after 1pm 860-664-9608 SOUTHINGTON-Lrg 2BR TH, full bsmt, W/D hkup, C/Air, 1.5BA. Utils not incld. Easy access to I-84 & 691. Refs & sec. dep req’d. 860-621-2693 WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169
CHESHIRE Quiet country setting near Rte 10 (Minutes from I-691) 1 BR $850, 2 BR $950 both including h/hw. Sec & Ref. No pets. Call Debbie at 860-398-5425 DURHAM Rare find. 1400SF, 1BR, CAIR. Open kit., & FR, laundry rm, 1 car gar., deck, prvt yard. $1100+utils. Call Alan (860) 966-0301
HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apts $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn studio, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644
MERIDEN - 9 Guiel Place 1st Floor. 1 Bedroom. Heat included. $775 per month. 203-213-6175/203-376-2160 Mike MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597
Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!
Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better
Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!
(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT
APARTMENTS FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON. LARGE 1 BR apt w/appls, lge jacuzzi, w/d hookup in bsmt, utils not included. Near Hospital of Central CT. Avail Oct. 860-621-2693
MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284
WALLINGFORD - 2 BR Large rooms, off-street parking. No dogs, 104 Meadow St. $925 including utils. 203-530-1840
MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. www.Meridenrooms.com or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm
WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 2nd floor, recently renovated, offstreet parking, no dogs, avail now, 104 Meadow St., $850, 203-530-1840
MERIDEN- Private rooms, share kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Utilities included. $125/week. Call (203) 435-3529
WALLINGFORD 1 bdrm., 1 bath. 1st flr., On-site laundry, No pets, $775/mo + 1 mo sec, Credit Chk & Lease. 860-3495355.
MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591
Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333
1 Bedroom Apartment $800 2 Bedroom Townhouse $1,125 Private entrances, updated appliances, wall to wall carpeting, close to downtown, easy access to highways, off street parking. No pets allowed. Good credit needed. Please call 203-631-5894.
WALLINGFORD 1 or 2 BR Apartments Starting at $650 per month. No pets. Central location. Call (203) 269-9585 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances included. No pets. Must have good credit. $780. Call (860) 620-9658
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
MERIDEN 1 or 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 APARTMENTS 1st FLR- Large 3 BR - $875 3rd FLR- Moderate size 2 BR - $675 West Main St. Off st parking. (203) 668-5132 MERIDEN 2nd Floor. 2BR, 5 RMs. 45 S. Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. No pets/smoking. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591 MERIDEN 3 Bdrm, 2nd fl. No pets. No smoking. Available October 1. Large yard. Recently remodeled! $950/month & 1 month security. Call 203-317-0360
MERIDEN EFFICIENCY Fully Furnished. BR/LR combination w/full kitchen & private bath. $575/mo. Sec. & lease req. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires September 31. For info 203-639-4868
MERIDEN 3 BR LR, DR, Kitchen. 3rd floor. Balcony, storage. Clean. No pets. One month security. $950. 203-440-0751.
MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 Rooms. 1st floor. Stove and refrigerator. Storage area. Yard. Off street parking, quiet. $895. Security req. 860-841-6455.
MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.
MERIDEN- 3BR Apt, Kitchen, Living rm. Newly renovated. Section 8 approved. 213 Camp St. (917) 833-3478
Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR Off-st parking. Clean. Freshly painted. New carpet. Move-in condition. $950 +sec. (203) 237-4000 MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN East Side. 1st Fl. 1 BR. Wall to wall carpet. Stove, refrigerator. WD hookup. 1 car off-st parking. No smoking. $675/mo. No utils. 2 mos sec. No pets. (203) 269-1571 after 6. WALLINGFORD-1BR, 2nd Floor. Stove, fridge, heat & HW incl. $775 + sec. Call 203-430-4373
MERIDEN- East side. 2BR, 5 rms, 1st floor, Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Hardwood floors. 1st mo + security, refs. $875/month. 203-238-4882 or 203-623-8037 MERIDEN- Efficiency Reasonably priced 2 rm apt. incl. heat & hot water. Clean, quiet building. $575. 3rd flr, 199 East Main St. Call 203-440-4789
MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $650 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BRS-Starting @ $665 All appls & hot water incl. 1 & 1 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings Sat’s 9-11am. 203-752-7461 MERIDEN-2 bdrm apt, own entrance, newly renovated, offst parking. No pets. $850/mo. Sec & refs req’d. 203-238-7133 MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Reduced! $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-2BR, 1st fl, 128 Reservoir Ave. Nice area. $875/mo (negotiable)+ utils (oil heat) & sec. Sect. 8 ok. 203-619-2877/203-630-3378 MERIDEN-3BR, 1st flr, includes elec. EIK, butler pantry, prvt laundry, hdwd flrs, off-st-parking, gar. storage. 19 Cambridge St. $1050. 860-716-7947 MERIDEN-Completley renovated. 3BR or 4BR apts. Dead-end st., quiet neighborhood, 1 parking. Section 8 approved. No pets. $1300-$1350. 203-715-3494 MERIDEN-Studio apt on busline, downtown, W/W carpet. $600/mo inclds heat & elec. No pets. 203-982-3042
WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Fl. Renovated. W/W, Fully Appl'd. Quiet in town locale. Util not incl. Credit & Ref req. Lease, sec, no pets. $1000/mo Neg. with terms 203-435-6790 pm WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 2nd flr, lge rms, clean, off st parking, trash pickup, w/d hookup. Sec, credit ck. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1200. 86 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa. WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1ST FLR Appliances included, new floors. No smoking/pets. Security, references. $850. Available now! 203-215-9077 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, off-st parking. Nice location. $895/mo. Call 203-634-1881 WALLINGFORD-4 Rms, newly painted, Hardwood flrs re-done. $800 per month plus utils & sec deposit. No smoking. No pets. 203-269-1426 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR duplex, yard, off st parking. $1100 per month. (203) 738-9911
WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD. 1 BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. $795. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101
Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016
MERIDEN. 1BR: $579/mo. Broad St. On site parking & laundry. Meticulously maintained. Utilities NOT included. Near Wallingford. New windows. (914) 347-3208
WLFD. 2 BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.
MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 1BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $650, no utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2.
PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 203-671-2223
YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.
MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments
2 BR - $750, $850 & $950
ROOMS FOR RENT
WALLINGFORD Person to share home. $130 per week. No smoking. No drinking. 203-747-1612
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GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON Large 3 bay garage, 25x35. 860-621-2693 WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.
STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. Call MBI 203-671-2223 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 203-671-2223
BUSINESS PROPERTY FOR RENT NORTH HAVEN Commercial Office Condo. 1100 SF. Central AC, Alarm. Plenty of parking $750. Karl 203-623-3911
Town Times — Friday, September 11, 2009
ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED
MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708
A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865
PETE IN THE PICKUP JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110
KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING
C&M CONSTRUCTION IF YOU MENTION THIS AD
We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817
15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360 www.EmpireLLC.biz
DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430
CROSS ROADS SERVICES 12 yard Rolloff Dumpsters Avail for home or yard cleanups Labor avail. CT Reg#553037. Call 203-627-8750 for estimate.
Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887
GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.
A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.
SMALL JOBS WELCOME
CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325
CARPENTRY REPAIRS done by carpenters free estimate to windows, doors, roofing, siding, hatchways, and cellar leaks. Complete home improvements, additions, finish Bsmnt, dormers, porches & decks 203-238-1449 #578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com
HOMETECH Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.
203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042
DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1
GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted
FENCING CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060 UNITED FENCE Co. All types of fencing. Lic’d & ins’d. Free est. CT Reg 603790. (203) 634-1113
CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223
No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118
Empire Construction, LLC Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514 www.EmpireLLC.biz
FIDERIO & SONS
S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete* Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355
Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790
JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498
To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488
JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572
Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins
203-237-4124 an LLC co 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521
203-237-0350 DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708
CT Reg. #516790
FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.
75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.
203-272-4216 Safety Pruning & Removals! Special storm season pricing Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree
GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430
RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.
YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159
203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790
Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460
S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC
D & G PAVING
All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355
RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing, bagging Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.
Over 25yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058
Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. www.qlsllc.com Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118
DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1
POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279
TAG SALE DATE: TIME:
www.ICEFIGHTERS.org Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn
MOWING Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Comm /Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877
PROF. ARBORIST #S3365
Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.
Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554
JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 10% off if you mention this ad
IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775
FIDERIO & SONS
WE WEED GARDENS
LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE
CROSS ROADS SERVICES Full Service landscaping Co. Hedge trimming, lawn renovation, Bobcat work. #553037. Call 203-627-8750 for estimate.
203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521
A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, hedge trimming, dumpster rental, tree shrub, debris removal, #584101. Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638
K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193
PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281
Quality Landscaping, LLC
HEATING & COOLING
Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554
GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430
EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, Discrimination, Health Care Denials & General Law. There are Laws to Protect You When Your Rights are Violated. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford. 203-774-4925
JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Pruning, Mowing, trimming, hedges. All lawn maint. Top quality work. Ins’d. Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311
Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118
203-237-4124 an LLC co.
Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code
Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549
All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins
To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488
TOP SOIL SAND & FILL
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HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.
When you place and pay for your Tag Sale Ad at
BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991
R 11 Crown St., Meriden
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HOUSES FOR SALE
HOUSES FOR SALE
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS Warehouse Worker Assembler Quality Assurance Entry Level Admin For more info call 203-379-0507 CT Personnel
MERIDEN Expectional well maintained Col offers 3BR, 1.5BTH, formal DR with a great rm w/FP w/French doors that walk out to patio & private level backyard. Make this home yours! $219,900. Call Dawn (203) 235-3300
WLFD They key to your futureopen the front door of this well maintained home. Enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in this Split. Floor plan featuring 3BRS, hardwood flrs, dining area, deck, level & manicured yd. $239,900. Call Sue 203-265-5618
Property zoned C-1 for lease, central location w/ample parking. Over 15,000 sq. ft. available. Valued at 8.00 sq. ft.
Production Control Manufacturer seeks experienced production planner to handle MRP for multiple product lines. Knowledge of IBM AS400 with integrated ERP system a plus. Excellent benefits including 401k. Send resume to: 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 email@example.com Fax: 860-632-1699 PT Children’s Entertainer Weekends using ride-on walking animals. 3-6 hr events, trans provided & paid. Medical ins avail. 203-284-3475 SafariRides.com
HOUSES FOR SALE
Giving You MERIDEN
Clear answers during complex times. Call Lisa Golebiewski, Broker/Owner. 203-631-7912 Experience Makes the Difference!
“Just Listed” $199,900 Spacious 3BR 3 full bath home. Master and 2nd bedroom have private baths. Gleaming HW floors, remodeled kitchen, updated mechanicals, windows and vinyl. CAIR.
WLFD $219,900-2BR Townhouse, Pilgrim Harbor. End unit, very clean, FP, HW floors, bright, CAIR, CVAC. Lots of closet space. Move in condition. Pat Burke (203) 265-5618
Diana (203) 235-3300 WLFD $675,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618
FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.
Clear answers during complex times. Call Pam Sawicki-Beaudoin Broker/Owner. 203-623-9959 Experience Makes the Difference!
MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at www.galleriahouses.com or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate
MERIDEN Sitting pretty! Attractive 2BR, 1 1/2 bath end unit Townhouse w/low maintenance fees, CAIR & small well cared for complex. Freshly painted & ready to move in. Only $149,900. Call Sue (203) 235-3300
WLFD Move right in! 3BR, 1 1/2BA Split in Cook Hill area. HW floors, updated kitchen w/stainless appliances. Large level lot. Great for summer picnics. $305,000. Call Fred 203-265-5618
RESTAURANT - Experienced fast food person, able to coordinate all grill area operations. Must be available nights and weekends. Call Stu, 203-2659431. Duchess of Wlfd
CHILD CARE - 3 Part time teachers needed. 3-6pm. Also, van driver needed ASAP. Precious Cargo Daycare, 15 North Plains Industrial Rd, Wlfd. Please call 203-265-0055.
Group Home Positions FT w/benefits & PT Direct Care in Meriden and wallingford areas. Driver’s Lic, HS Diploma /GED required. Call
NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Financing Available 828-247-9966 code 45
LABORER/ROOFER No experience necessary $8/hr. Call 860-349-6597
Water Treatment Pumping Operators The Town of Wallingford Water Division is seeking candidates to fill vacancies involved in the treatment of the water system. Positions may be filled as a Level I or Level II operator depending on qualifications. Level II candidates must have a H.S. diploma and 3 years experience in a water treatment plant with 1 year as a supervisor. Level l Candidates must have a H.S. diploma and 1 year experience in the water treatment field. Candidates must have or be eligible for the certifications required for each position indicated in the job postings. Level II: $22.77$27.64 hourly/Level I: $21.53$26.16 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Applications/resumes will be accepted until October 9, 2009 (or the date of receipt of the 50th application for each position) at the following address: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 294-2080 Fax: (203) 294-2084 EOE
CAREER TRAINING & SCHOOLS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-4880386 www.CenturaOnline.com
TELEPHONE SALES Self motivated energetic people wanted for Community Service Organization. Weeknights 5:30-8:30, Sat 10:00-2:00. 3-5 days. Hourly & bonuses. 203-269-5138
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96 www.continentalacademy.com
WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR (Greater New Haven Area) Oversees warehouse operation including direct supervision /logistics of drivers and materials handling staff. Implements activities concerned with receiving, storing, inventory control, issuing, and shipping materials, supplies, equipment, and parts stored in warehouse to support a growing retail operation. Warehouse typically operates seven days per week. May be required to work weekend (i.e. Saturday, Sunday), evening and holiday hours. Valid driver’s license in good standing and current medical card plus certification to operate and train personnel in safe operation of tow motor. HS diploma/GED; 1-3 years’ of related experience and/or training which includes supervisory responsibilities. Pay rate high 30’s - low 40’s DOE w/comp benefits package. Send resumes to Record-Journal, Box 75, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 EOE/AA - M/F/D/V
(860) 828-8635 Ext. 1 for application. EOE GYMNASTICS - Team Coaches, Tumbling & Class Instructors. Competitive Pay. CT Gymnastics / Wallingford 203-269-7464
SALES/PROJECT MANAGER Filling 20 Positions Immediately Owens Corning Nationwide Contractor. Specializing in storm restoration. $100k income poss. Will train. Jeremy 866-932-9739 aspencontractinginc.com
WAITSTAFF EXPERIENCED ONLY for banquet facility. Must be able to carry 40 lb tray. IMMEDIATE NEED. 5pm-11pm. $9/hr. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242.
DURHAM Country living. Beautiful Colonial. Manicured lawn, 3BRS, 2 1/2 baths, 18 x32 bonus rm, 3car garage, FP, heated pool, utility shed with generator. $505,000. Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618
PERSONABLE & Compassionate Caregivers needed for in-home, non medical care for elderly in the area. Live-In & Hrly. Our caregivers are as valuable to us as our clients. Call Visiting Angels at 860-349-7016
Lyman Products CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE
For more details and information call R.E. Broker Harvey Criscuolo (203) 634-1864 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org HOUSES FOR SALE
WRECKER DRIVERS Nights & weekends. Must have clean driving record. Also, Dispatchers. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave. Priority given to certified or experienced drivers.
MEDICAL CAREERS DENTAL RECEPTIONIST For oral surgery practice in Southington. FT position for energetic and reliable person interested in office work and dental assisting. Good telephone and computer skills necessary. Call for interview (860) 276-0225 Healthcare
Apple Rehab Watertown We are currently seeking experienced Nurses for our newly renovated facility! Available Positions: RN/Supervisor-32 hour position/ 11pm-7am shift RN/Staff Development/Infection Control Nurse/32 hour position Please apply @ 35 Bunker Hill Road, Watertown, CT 06795 Tel: 860-274-5428/Fax: 860-945-3736 or email resume to: email@example.com EOE. An Affliate of Apple Health Care, Inc.
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Bilingual. F/T position in a busy Meriden office. Responsible for switchboard, admitting patients, scheduling, insurance verification, data entry and is secretary to the programs. Fax resume to 203-2379187 email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Human Resources, Easter Seals 22 Tompkins Waterbury, CT 06708
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Watch for children walking and on bicycles. Adhere to school zone speed limits. Approach parked cars carefully. A stopped school bus with flashing red lights means STOP! Always exercise extreme caution near school buses.
School Kids Are Everywhere So Drive With Care! This message sponsored by the following businesses: Torrison Stone & Garden
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6 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-0119
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J. Randolph Kitchens
11 Old Indian Trail Middlefield, CT 860-349-1774
Durham Market 238 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-1785
16 Main St. Durham Village Durham, CT 860-349-6901
Trackside Deli 108 Main St. Rockfall, CT 860-346-8140
Midstate Tractor 562 So. Main St. Middletown, CT 860-347-2531
Middlefield Barber Shop & Micheli’s Unisex Salon 193 Strickland Rd. Middlefield, CT 860-349-3389/ 860-349-8220
Ferguson & McGuire 360 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-1715
Durham Auto Center 428 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-2273
J.C. Farm & Greenhouses Rte. 68 Durham, CT 860-349-5649
Durham Pharmacy 321 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-3478
Lyman Orchards Rte. 157 Middlefield, CT 860-349-1793
Lino’s Market 472 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-1717
Carolyn Adams Country Barn 350-352 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-1737
B & G Power Equipment 336 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-2333
Glazer Dental Associates Durham Village 16 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-3368
Durham Fitness 6 Main St. Durham, CT 860-349-2480
Perma Treat 74 Airline Drive Durham, CT 860-349-1133