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District 13 off to a smooth start By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times You probably can remember from your own childhood that the first day of school brings a change to the entire community. The weather seems to suddenly shift to cooler temperatures, things quiet down in town during the day and there’s a feeling of productivity all around. Before the first day is even over yet, you already felt back in sync with the school year routine. The first day of school for District 13 was on Thursday, Aug. 27, and it couldn’t have been more like this. Not only was the weather impeccable for a new start to the year — blue skies, calm, crisp air with a slight breeze, but by the looks of the filled buses making their way through town to school, everything seemed perfectly in place. And all across District 13, things got off to a good start. “This was probably the smoothest start to a school year we’ve ever had,” said Brewster School principal Nancy Heckler, though she’s

not exactly sure why that is. She noticed that the five, six and seven-year-olds were confident as to where they were going, and this is likely due to the Meet the Teacher Day just the day before school started. “It helps them get the first day jitters out,” said Heckler. “We had an extremely smooth, calm opening, and it seemed to pick up right where we left off.” At John Lyman School, principal Karen Brimecombe said it was a great start to the school year as well “Honesty, by 9:45 in the morning, it was quiet in the halls, and as I walked from class to class the kids were busy and productive,” she said. “This was great to see. It’s like nobody left.” John Lyman School has a tradition that some of the staff ride the kindergarten buses for the first five days of school. Brimecombe explains that this allows the staff to see how long the ride is and for the kids to know there is still a grownup there. The idea is to make as smooth a transition

See First day, page 16

First on the first day

Up, up and away over Middlefield

Reporter Stephanie Wilcox took this photo while flying over Middlefield accompanied by Bill Currlin, who annually takes aerial photos of the Lyman mazes for Town Times. At the bottom left is the presidential corn maze and center back are the green slopes of Powder Ridge. See more on the Lyman mazes and Stephanie’s flight on pages 3 and 9.

Durham town meeting approves money for phase one of emergency services project By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times

Photo by Betty Hadlock

Isabel Puziss, Sophie Molkenthin, Ben Molkenthin and Noon Kienle are among the first to arrive and walk through the courtyard to meet friends and teachers on the first day of school at John Lyman School.

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At a special town meeting on Monday, Aug. 31, over 50 Durham residents voted on the transfer of $95,000 from reserve account #9480 Emergency Services Facility to fund phase one of the proposed public safety facility, which includes conceptual study/design phase and schematic design/development. In phase one, Silver Petrucelli and Associates, the chosen architects, will consult with the Public Safety Facility Renovation Committee and other representatives of the town to analyze the present structures and identify current realities, such as asbestos, lead and mold remediation, etc., that

may impact use of the buildings. If restoration and rehabilitation or demolition is required before a recommended approach can be implemented, the physical and economic feasibility of the recommended actions would be explained and justified. The proposed renovation entails consolidating the emergency services, including emergency management, fire, ambulance, the resident state trooper and fire marshal, on one site at the current firehouse plus the properties to the north and south. Resident Henry Coe had concerns that the renovation committee charged with this project had not checked with the Historic District Commission regarding some of the houses involved because “go-

ing from residencies to offices is a big change.” Duncan Milne, chair of the Historic District Commission, said what has been proposed for the project has been wellreceived, albeit unofficially. Milne also serves on the renovation committee.

See Town meeting, page 15

In this issue ... Calendar ...........................4 CRHS Sports Schedule.18-19 Durham Briefs ...........14-15 Faith News .................10-12 Libraries .........................22 Middlefield Briefs ..........13 Mini Pages..................27-28 Obituaries ..................24-25 Sports..........................18-21


Get Acquainted Night Sept. 15 Coginchaug Regional High School is hosting its annual “Get Acquainted Night” on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Parents are invited to follow their student’s schedule of classes from 6:30 p.m. until 8:40 p.m., and then return to the cafeteria for refreshments and informal talk until 9 p.m. Call the high school at (860) 349-7215 with any questions.

Reunions of 1976 and 1989 The Coginchaug class of 1976, faculty and students, will have a picnic on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Hammonassett State Park. For reservations or information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to

Town Times Community Briefs Lilean Molzahn Orlando, 261 Kelly’s Lane, Warsaw, VA 22572 or call (804) 333-1555. The class of 1989 will be holding its 20th reunion on Sept. 26 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell. Tickets and information are available at If you have addresses for classmates listed as missing on the website, call Christine Graichen at (860) 343-9484.

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The food bank in Middlefield is currently in need of the following items: tuna, peanut butter, jelly and canned fruit. The food bank is located at the Middlefield Community Center at 405 Main St. Donations may be left there during weekday business hours. (If the office is closed, a box is lo-

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Lyman mazes off to slow start because of rain By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times

The rain we had in the early part of the growing season forced Lyman Orchards to replant their corn maze, and more rain throughout July has slowed its growth. But not to worry. It may not be as far along as it normally would be by now, and it did delay the of opening of the sunflower maze, but both crops have plenty of time to grow. “The corn is growing well and we’re pretty confident it’s going to eventually get to normal height,” said Karen

Augeri, PR for Lyman Farm, In a normal year, that’s about eight or nine feet. “We expect it to be very popular as it has always been.” In fact, Augeri thinks this year’s particular design will have great appeal, and Lyman Orchards is having a lot of fun with the design theme, she said. They have planned to honor a different U.S. president for each day that the corn maze is open. Ironically, the maze is open 45 days and there have been 44 presidents. It opens this Saturday, Sept. 5 with George Washington and will end Sunday, Nov. 1 with


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Baked Bean Supper The United Churches of Durham will have the last baked bean supper of the summer in the Fellowship Hall building, 228 Main St. in Durham, featuring baked beans, scalloped corn, macaroni dishes, salad, homemade breads and pies. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Fossil Fun Meg Enkler, from Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, will speak at Meigs Point Nature Center amphitheater at 7 p.m. in Hammonasset Beach State Park. Participants will see and touch the footprints of dinosaurs that lived here 200 million years ago. Free admission to the Park after 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.


September 6 12-Step Healing My Father’s House Retreat, 39 North Moodus Rd. in Moodus, offers a Catholic 12-step healing program every first Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This program is open to everyone. Call (860) 873-1581 or visit for info.


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Tag Sale and Flea Market Notre Dame Church in Durham will hold its monthly tag sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be many items inside and out in the parking area, plus breakfast and lunch is available in the Church Hall. Vendor space is available by calling Bob Smith at (860) 349-0356. Electronic Recycling Middlefield and Durham residents can participate in a free electronics recycling event at the Essex transfer station in Essex from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All types of home electronics are accepted. For more information, call (860) 757-7763. Farmers’ Market The Dudley Farm farmers’ market will run every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Oct. 24. The Dudley Farm is located at 2351 Durham Rd. (Route 77) in Guilford. There will be conventional and organic produce, baked goods, honey, jam, eggs, seafood, meats, cheese, flowers, soaps, baskets, knitted items, jewelry, cards and more. For information, call (860) 349-3917.

sko at (860) 349-9558 or Bonnie Olesen at (860) 349-9433. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Middletown Senior Center, 150 William St., offers a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Call the center at (860) 344-3513 for information. DAR Join members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Wadsworth Chapter, for their September meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Village at South Farms, Middletown. Dinner will be served with a program to follow. The speaker will be Joyce Cahill, Vice Regent of CTDAR, speaking on the National Society Headquarters. The cost for dinner is $15. Call (860) 347-5188 or (860) 342-4561 for information.

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September 8 Grandparent Resource Middletown Senior Center, 150 William St., offers a monthly grandparent resource group at 10:15 a.m. Call the center at (860) 3443513 for information. Parent Teacher Associations The Brewster Korn Parent Teacher Association (BKPTA) will meet at 6 p.m. at Brewster School. The John Lyman School Parent Association (JLPA) will meet at 6:15 at John Lyman School and the Strong Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will meet at Strong at 7 p.m.


September 9 TOPS Durham TOPS Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Durham Town Hall. For information, call Naomi Klot-

Farmers’ Market Come to the Durham Green today and every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. The market will feature local produce, flowers, dairy products, baked goods and more. Brewster Information Brewster School will hold an information night from 6 to 8 p.m. Pastel Demo The Art Guild of Middletown will kick off its fall program at 7 p.m. with a pastel demonstration by Nancy Bunnell. Nancy will demonstrate a pastel landscape at the Middlefield Federated Church, 390 Main St. Members are reminded to bring their work for a painting of the month contest. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. A donation of $3 is suggested for non-Art Guild members. 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 guest speaker is Rob Rodriguez, SSA public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration. Call the library at (860) 347-2528 for information.

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September 11 Business Networking The local chapter of Business Networking International will meet in the Levi E. Coe Library in Middlefield at 7:30 a.m. today and every Friday. Call Kirk Hagert at (860) 349-5626 for info. 9/11 Remembrance Everyone is welcome to the Durham 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.


September 12 Farmers’ Market The Dudley Farm farmers’ market will run every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Oct. 24. The Dudley Farm is located at 2351 Durham Rd. (Route 77) in Guilford. 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 the “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,” to which Aquatudes band members Dick Bascom and Fred Magetteri belong. The music starts at 8 p.m., but come come early for the Luau.

American Legion Durham’s American Legion Post 184 will hold its regular quarterly meeting 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. Chicken Barbeque The K-Club, Main Street in Rockfall, will hold a chicken barbeque from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu will include 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 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church building rain or shine. Music Festival Middletown’s second annual music festival fundraiser to benefit children with autism will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Union Park, South Green, Main Street in Middletown. Everyone is welcome to this fun-filled event which will feature a petting zoo, moon bouncers, sensory station, Oddfellows circus and roving performers, face painting, bubble machine, food vendors, raffle prizes every hour, live entertainment and more. Customer Appreciation Come to the Durham Pharmacy, Main Street in Durham from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate customer appreciation day.

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 m or (203) 530-7826 for information. 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.

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she will appear as Eleanor Roosevelt. In addition to the continuing foreign policy discussion group, Great Decisions, other topics of interest include: literature discussion, two sessions on Ghana, Chile, Prince Edward Island, slavery, psychology of aging and much more. Trips are planned to the Connecticut State Capitol and the historic sites of Lebanon. On Friday, Nov. 13, the second annual Taste of MILE will take place with members sharing recipes and cooking

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Board of Education busy after summer hiatus: wells and bus contracts approved, new meeting plan four times a year will feature building project on Sept. 30 By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times The first Board of Education meeting after a two-month hiatus began with a presentation from the engineering firm chosen to replace the wells at Memorial, John Lyman and Brewster schools. Jeanine Armstrong Gouin, representing Milone & MacBroom, explained the plans to the board at the Aug. 27 meeting. Two wells will be drilled at each school, one for backup and one for every day use. Gouin pointed out in the site plans that three possible well locations have been identified at each school — if one proves to be dry while drilling, there are two others to work with, and they will not have to go back for permission to drill another. Gouin noted the proposed location of the wells and the necessary atmospheric storage tank, transfer pump and hydropneumatic tank for each school. Because water supplies can no longer be under-

ground, pump houses are needed. To save money, the firm identified existing space at each school that will serve as a pump house instead of building new. She also noted that it is often cheaper to abandon existing wells, and therefore that will be the plan for at least Brewster and Memorial schools. There is a possibility that Lyman School’s well will be maintained to supplement the new well. The board unanimously approved the plans for the well project, which will allow them to claim reimbursement from the state Dept. of Education. The next steps are to test (drill) the well locations, complete more engineering design (size of the tanks, etc.), submit to the state Department of Public Health for approval, then put the project out to bid. “When this is completed, you will have redundancy, reliability, new and 100 percent up-to-code wells,” Gouin said. Bus contract The new Dattco contract is

for a seven-year taxable lease that will save $29,595 a year over a five-year lease. Business manager Ron Melnik explained that they ended up with the longer lease for two reasons. One, they went from tax exempt to taxable (terms and conditions couldn’t be worked out the other way around), and five years taxable would have cost more, which isn’t in the budget. “I feel we’ve finally reached a good resolution,” he told the board. With that, the contract was unanimously approved. The board then approved a four-year food service contract that affects 16 employees. The board also approved a new district logo that will go on letterheads and new ID badges. Superintendent Susan Viccaro said the logo came from the 2009 graduation invitation and will be slightly modified. New meeting plan Board chair Tom Hennick announced that some meetings will have a slightly different format. Four times a year,

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The Connecticut River Watershed Council is seeking volunteers for its 13th Source to Sea Cleanup to be held on Saturday, Oct. 3. In 12 years, CRWC’s volunteer fall effort has removed hundreds of tons of trash, tires and derelict appliances from the riverbanks of the 410-mile Connecticut River and its tributaries. “This is one day where people can pool their energies and accomplish an amazing amount of work for our rivers,” says CRWC executive director Chelsea Gwyther. “The Source to Sea Cleanup links people with their local waterways across four New England states.” Last year over 3,000 volunteers turned out for the cleanup, hauling out over 100 tons of illegally dumped materials. CRWC cleanup coordinator Christine Luis-Schultz has hopes of surpassing those numbers. “We’d love to have everyone volunteer,” she said. “It’s dirty work, but it’s fun and everyone goes home a winner.” For the second year, NRG Middletown Power Inc. has assumed lead sponsorship of the event.

A new artistic component has been added for 2009 cleanup participants. “We’ve been working with River of Words, another not-forprofit,” says Luis-Schultz. “One of their goals is connecting kids to their watersheds through poetry and art.” The two groups have joined forces to offer the Source to Sea Cleanup Photo Contest.” Anyone can enter a cleanup photo and be eligible for prizes, but they’re especially encouraging young people to submit pictures to the National River of Words contest. Volunteer registration information for the Cleanup, as well as links to the photo contest and information on River of Words, are available at “We’re looking for civic groups, scouts and individuals to pitch in and make our rivers and communities better places for everyone,” says Luis-Schultz. Volunteers are asked to register by Friday, Sept. 11. Questions can be e-mailed to, or call (413) 772-2020, ext. 201 with inquiries.

Letters to the Editor Respect for neighbors While I encourage sports in our schools and town, I urge those who participate in these sports to respect the rights of residents near the playing fields. When I moved next to the high school, I was prepared for the standard small town day time high school traffic, noises and activities. Now this high school of under 600 students wants to build a 1,000-person bleacher with a professional sound system and 80-foot high lighting poles containing 14 lights each. This stadium changes the character of the neighborhood. While the tennis courts and the track clearly need replacement, do we truly need these lights and bleachers that will be expensive to build and maintain? Many taxpayers may not have realized that in voting for the bond to fix the

leaky school roofs and faulty wells, they were authorizing a nearly $1,000,000 sports complex renovation. In addition to the taxpayers’ concerns and the students’ needs, the school district needs to consider the effects on the surrounding residential communities in planning its renovations and future activities. Karen Cheyney, Durham

Meet Gene To the Editor: For the past 14 years, Gene Riotte has been a member of the Durham Planning and Zoning Commission. It is easy to see why Gene is such a valuable member. He is interested in preservation, orderly growth and maintaining our small town values. Gene and Lynne Riotte moved to Durham about 16 years ago because, as Gene says, “We found a great old house on Main Street and a

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wonderful community. The Riottes have two children: Kate is a senior at CRHS and Jack is in sixth grade. One of their ongoing projects is the renovation of their home, a project they are doing by themselves. Gene is a special education teacher at Holmes School in New Britain. Each and every day he rides his bicycle to school and back home ... truly an endeavor to be proud of. Gene and Lynne also enjoy walking, especially along Main Street. He is a member of the United Churches and teaches church school. I urge you to return Gene to the P&Z with your vote in November. Catherine Devaux, Durham

Renee will be great on BOF It’s an honor to introduce Renee Edwards as a candidate for Board of Finance. Those who serve on this crucial board must have sound financial knowledge, common sense and maintain impartiality in our town’s financial governance. I can’t think of anyone who better exemplifies these qualities than Renee. Renee contributes a great deal to Durham’s volunteer community in addition to a demanding job as a director at Bristol-Meyers. A Durham resident since 1993 and mother of a freshman cadet at West

Point Academy and a sophomore at Coginchaug Regional High School, she is a past president of the John Lyman School Parent’s Association, past vice president of the CRHS Scholarship Committee, and she remains a dedicated supporter of CRHS athletic and music programs. Renee served three terms on Durham’s Board of Selectmen, is currently a member of the Durham Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a superintendent of the Durham Fair Association, a board member of Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation, and an active volunteer at Notre Dame Church. With all her hard work, both professionally and for her community, Renee takes time to enjoy life. She and her husband Daryl love music, concerts, scuba diving, skiing and their three collies. Anyone who has worked with Renee can testify to the remarkable passion, commitment and hard work she puts into any project she takes on. Durham residents would be fortunate to have her serving on its Board of Finance. Laurie Stevens, Durham

From the candidate Hello. My name is Mary Elizabeth Johnson, and I am the Democratic candidate for First Selectman in Middlefield. This letter is a way to

summarize some of my accomplishments and to let the voters know my opinions on upcoming issues. For the past four years I have served as a selectman. This means that there are on average two long meetings per month and many other committee meetings. Holding high standards of participation, I’ve attended 98 percent of all the Board of Selectmen’s meetings. Furthermore, I am committed to civil dialogue with others. My colleagues and I on the board maintain cordial, respectful relationships. No matter the issue, and we have taken on some difficult and public tasks, we have been able to listen to each other, to speak our opinions, and there has been no belittling of others. I also strive to speak from a principled position. Regardless of personal feelings, I always put the best interests of the town first. For example, three years ago when a deal to purchase and lease back Power Ridge was first put forth, I spoke against this at the Board of Finance hearing. I felt that it was not in the best interests of the town to pay far too much for the property. Conversations with voters over the years have often emphasized the most pressing issue is property taxes that are too high. As many of you may know, my family has been on

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Friday, September 4, 2009


A call to community service

A bird’s eye view of my hometown

Several weeks ago I, said, “Wow, that’s a along with the whole lot of people,” you are town of Durham, lost right. You all have a a dear friend, Mr. Bill vote in matters legalLintz. For those of you ly determined by the who knew Bill personlegislative body. Yet, ally, you knew him as only a handful of peoa gentle, emotional, ple attend town meetfaithful, thoughtful, ings and those are the wonderful man. Some people making deciof you may only know sions for you. I am him as the whiteacutely aware of how haired man at all the busy everyone is totown meetings. Bill day; after all, many of also served his counus work two jobs and try as a WWII vet, was care for multi-generaknowledgeable of and tions of family memLaura Francis, Durham active in our local govbers. However, I ask ernment and a steady you to at least pay atattendee at town meettention to the agendas ings. As I was sitting and participate when at his memorial servyou can. ice, I got to thinking of Agendas and minall the wonderful peoutes of all meetings ple with whom I had the pleasure of are on our website at www.townofshared friendship and public service If you are not inclined and who are now gone: Marjorie to use the internet, the agendas are Hatch, Roger Newton, Charlie Wim- also posted on the bulletin board at ler, Ike Kerschner, Greg Curtis, Bob Town Hall and minutes filed with the White and others all had one thing in town clerk. All board and commiscommon. They were all actively in- sion meetings are open to the public volved in one way or another in our and most allow a time for public comtown government. Sometimes they ment. If you find that you have some served in elected positions, some- free time to serve on a board or comtimes on appointed boards or com- mission, please contact my office. missions and sometimes just as ac- Some boards are appointed, some are tive members of our town meetings. elected. Currently we have vacancies That morning I also wondered who on the Economic Development Comamong us would take their place, for mission, Ethics Commission and Hisafter all, the town must endure. Who toric District Commission. If these among us is willing to come to board boards don’t interest you, still call and commission meetings and hold me. I will keep your name and interelected officials accountable? Who ests on file if a vacancy occurs (and among us will give up our all too lim- they do, for many reasons). In the ited personal time to volunteer to meantime, please attend the meetserve and who among us will partici- ings of the boards that interest you. pate enough to preserve our uniquely There is plenty of opportunity for the democratic form of government? public to provide input. The town meeting is a meeting of So, farewell, Bill, rest in peace our legislative body. Who comprises Marge, Roger, Charlie, Ike, Greg and our legislative body? All registered Bob, and give us the strength and voters and those who own property courage to care for the town you valued at more than $1,000. If you just loved and cared for so well.

When I say to someInstantly I found one I’ve just met that Stephanie Wilcox myself taking pictures I’m from Middlefield, of everything. I love the response is either flying in airplanes as “Middlefield? Where’s it is, but it’s a rare opthat?” or “Is Middleportunity to see your field that small, nice town near Mid- hometown from this perspective. We dletown and Meriden?” I always nod circled the mazes several times to get my head and agree it’s small and it’s just the right shot, and as we circled, I nice, but I’m not usually prepared to took it all in; the places I have memoexplain it more than that. ries of, the places I have connections I recently learned that all it takes to to and the town’s main attractions – see things more clearly — to see Mid- Lyman Orchards, the golf courses, dlefield for what it really is — is a few Lake Beseck, Powder Ridge, Peckham steps back, or maybe higher. When I Park and even Town Times on Main was invited to ride in a small plane Street. People were out in their yards over Middlefield to take pictures of or strolling through town, some were the Lyman Orchard’s corn and sun- fishing on the lake and some were flower mazes, I thought it would just even working in the corn maze. The be a really neat experience to add to highlight of the experience, of course, the file of interesting assignments was circling my house on Lake I’ve amassed as a Town Times re- Beseck four times. My dad, who was porter. It ended up being that and so working from home that day and much more. I was blown away by how knew I was going to be overhead, beautiful Middlefield is from 700 feet waved from the picture window. As I in the air. Of course, I already knew it snapped pictures of my home from was; there are many great roads in every angle, he took a few pictures of town that look like they’re right out of us in the plane. I could have stayed up a calendar or poster. But I gained a there all day, but eventually we had to whole new appreciation by seeing the land. town in its entirety — the whole package, if you will, from up above. My friend and Middlefield resident Bill Currlin has been taking pictures of the mazes for Lyman Orchards for years, and I was fortunate that he invited me along this year. We took off out of Meriden airport around 9:30 a.m. on the beautiful morning of August 31. Besides the excitement of the takeoff, the first thing that put a smile on my face was recognizing Higby Mountain as we flew right by it. I’ve It’s funny how the things that mean hiked those trails dozens of times over the years, but never had I seen the most to us are often the hardest to an aerial view of the actual mountain. describe to others. I guess that’s beThis put it all in perspective. Just as I cause there are never enough words, began craning my neck to watch or the right words, to say what you reMeriden drift away, I realized we ally mean. I’ve resolved that Middlewere already in Middlefield. “Wow, field is more than a “small and nice” look at where we live!” I announced to town. It’s a gorgeous, clean, happy, Bill. I was instantly struck by 1) the charming, rural community with lots vast amount of green and naturalness of green, lots of hills and lots of picand 2) the clean, uncluttered patch- ture-worthy places. I still can’t quite work of the town. Middlefield is truly put my finger on it, but to sum it up, it’s a great place to call home. a beautiful place.

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Web update We kept our poll question up into the middle of this week, adding about a dozen respondents. Fiftythree of 58 respondents said yes, they had health insurance, while 5 said no, they didn’t. Our new poll, which we posted midweek asks: “Do you remember your first day of school?” Possible responses are: Yes, every one of them; no, it’s all a blur; certain years stand out; or now I live vicariously through my children. We also invite comments/stories about your first day of school. Go to to weigh in.

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Middlefield Federated teens serve near and far this summer By Marilyn Keurajian Special to the Town Times

It was a very busy July for Middlefield Federated Church Youth Fellowship. Beginning as soon as school ended, this energetic group of young people began to put the final details in place for a Vacation Bible School called “God’s Big Backyard.” Children from the community were invited to come to church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a whole week beginning July 13. Games, songs, skits and snacks were presented by the teens to help the children understand how God wants us to serve neighbors, friends, family, church and the community. Everyone had fun and learned all about serving. While the teens would have had every right to feel good about the work they’d done, the job was only half through at the end of the week. On Sun-

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It really made you appreciate the moment.” “Moving beyond our own faith experience is an important part of this mission trip. Getting to know someone new and considering what positive effect you can have on their lives is an important goal of this trip,” said Marilyn Keurajian, trip organizer. Erin Holden added, “I want to pray for all of the kids that we met at kid’s club and that we were able to make a difference in their lives, especially those whose families may not give them the time and attention that they need. Specifically I want to keep Jaycee, Bryan and Arnie in my prayers because they made a huge impact on my life. I also want to lift up prayers for all of the people that we served at My Brother’s Table, and Graham and Reid for how they help out these people every day.” RJ Wall realized his own capacities to serve. “During my experience I learned that I am capable of helping people, even different people from different places. Skills and lessons I have learned have prepared me for this,” said Wall. My Brother’s Table is a soup kitchen that serves the needy in Lynn. Since it began in 1982, the organizers have steadfastly refused any government help. Citing restrictions and data-gathering requirements, Graham, the director says, “Someone shouldn’t have to give up their priva-

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cy just for a free meal.” Keurajian shared, “It is great for our young people to hear and be inspired by people like this.” “Working at My Brother’s Table soup kitchen in Lynn was a great new experience, but with our proximity to St. Vincent de Paul’s soup kitchen I think that we could really make a continued difference helping out here as well. So many people think that you have to go far away to serve,

but so often the need in our own community is far greater than we see,” said Aubree Keurajian, acknowledging that this “adventure” is clearly not over. The weary missioners were already eagerly planning on their ride home. The Middlefield Federated Church Youth Fellowship meets twice monthly throughout the school year and is open to teens from 7th to 12th grade. Church membership is not required.


Middlefield Federated offers eight-week course Would you like to go on a spiritual journey? The Middlefield Federated Church wants you to participate in an eightweek course entitled Unwrapping Our Gifts. This is a small group ministry program that is possibly unlike any group you have participated in before. This course will join your faith to the real world, spanning the chasm between Sunday morning and workweek issues. The participants in this

Below, smiling for the camera, from left front, Colin Plant, Erin Holden, Jen Ochterski, Sierra Manning, a new Lynn friend; back row, another new friend, Ben Plant, Alec Bandzes, Pat Bandzes, Anastasia Koch, Marilyn Keurajian, Aubree Keurajian and RJ Wall. Below, Jen Ochterski with some new friends.

group will explore the Biblical vision that all Christians (not just the ordained) are ministers, equally gifted and called by God to different kinds of focused Christian action. Through imaginative Bible studies, case studies, guided journaling exercises and supportive group discussions, the course will allow you to discover your gifts. All that is needed to participate in this course is a sense of adventure, a desire to apply one’s faith to the workday world, a commitment to attend scheduled sessions and to do

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Aug. 1 began a new chapter in the history of Middletown’s Congregat i o n Adath Israel. Synag o g u e president, Seth Axelrod an- Rabbi Seth Haaz nounced that Rabbi Seth Haaz, a graduate of the Theological Seminary in New York, has become the new Rabbi of Congregation Adath Israel. A formal installation is planned for a future date. Rabbi Haaz has been the Rabbinic intern at Congregation Sons of Israel in Amsterdam, NY from the summer of 2008 to the spring of 2009. He delivered sermons, chanted Torah and Haftarah, and led Shabbat and holiday services. He also counseled families through life-cycle events. Rabbi Haaz was a Rabbinic intern from the fall of 2007 to the spring of 2008 at Town and Village Synagogue in New York City. He also led High

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Middlefield Government Calendar (Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held in the Community Center.) Monday, Sept. 7, Labor Day Town offices, schools, transfer station closed Tuesday, Sept. 8 7 p.m. — Board of Selectmen Wednesday, Sept. 9 6 p.m. — Planning and Zoning Commission 7 p.m. — Water Pollution Control Authority Thursday, Sept. 10 7 p.m. — Park and Recreation Commission Tuesday, Sept. 15 7 p.m. — Conservation Commission Wednesday, Sept. 16 7 p.m. — Inland Wetlands Commission

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Durham Government Calendar Officials hold disaster workshop (All meetings will be held at the Durham Library unless otherwise noted. Check the town Web page at for agendas and last-minute changes.) Monday, Sept. 7, Labor Day Town offices, schools, transfer station closed Tuesday, Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. — Library Board of Trustees 7:30 p.m. — Conservation Commission 8 p.m. — Fire Company at the firehouse 8 p.m. — Historic District Commission Wednesday, Sept. 9 7:30 p.m. — Public hearing on Code of Ethics at Town Hall Thursday, Sept. 10 7 p.m. — Public Safety Facility Renovation Planning Commission at firehouse 7:30 p.m. — Zoning Board of Appeals at Town Hall Friday, Sept. 11 6 p.m. — 9/11 Remembrance on the Town Green 7 p.m. — Board of Assessment Appeals at Town Hall Saturday, Sept. 12 10 a.m. — Board of Assessment Appeals at Town Hall to dispute motor vehicle assessments only

By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times If a natural disaster comes to Durham, can our building, infrastructure and critical public and private facilities handle it? On Aug. 24, Durham held a Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Workshop to solicit input from town officials and residents on which areas in Durham are most vulnerable in the event of a natural hazard. This information was compiled by Joel Severance, an emergency management planner with Midstate Regional Planning, so the town will be able to apply for a grant funded by FEMA, through the Connecticut Department of

Environmental Protection and Midstate, to develop a plan for corrective action. “The benefit to you is reduced overall risks to population and structures and reduced reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations,” he explained. The hazards of most concern for this area are floods, followed by hurricanes, winter storms (ice and snow), wind storms (thunder, Nor’easters, tornados and microbursts, and more. Municipal planners have put together a “working” list of projects, such as drainage studies for larger culverts and/or raising the road on several town roads, including Pickett Lane, Guire Road, In-

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Message from registrars

The lottery to determine the order of candidates on the November ballot will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11. The Registrars will conduct this lottery at the Durham Town Hall to establish the order in which the names of the candidates will appear on the Durham municipal election ballot. Candidates and the public are welcome to attend. To vote in Durham, you must be registered in Durham. If you registered to vote for the 2008 Presidential election in another town, you are no longer registered to vote here in Durham. If you register in another state, you cannot also vote here in Durham. If you voted using a Presidential ballot in 2008, you are not automatically registered to vote. Voter registration forms can be obtained from the public library, Town Hall, the Internet, the Department of Motor Vehicles or from the registrars on Thursdays. Be an informed elector and register to vote today.

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dian Lane, Higganum Road, Haddam Quarter Road, Meeting House Hill Road, Parmelee Hill Road, Seward Road, Stagecoach Road near Route 17, Stagecoach Road on south end near Route 17 and Parmelee Hill Road at Route 17. Here, in a significant rain event, risks include undersized culverts, roadway floods, homes at risk of flooding, etc. In the event of a hurricane, extended power outage or major ice or snow storms, generators for critical facilities are needed, as is a debris management plan. Francis added that the pump house that provides water to 60 residents along the Main Street area needs a flood study because the nearby stream fills with silt. In addition, Mill Pond dam was identified as needing replacement because the dam has breached. Once projects are identified and prioritized, the town can seek funding for action.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Collection (Continued from page 14) Connect. On Friday, Oct. 16, providers of housing, mental health, legal, employment, medical and financial services will come together with homeless individuals, as well as those threatened by homelessness, to address their needs in a “one-stop shopping” atmosphere. Our assignment is to donate razors and shaving cream. If you would like to help, please drop your donations off at the Town Hall by Sept. 15th.

Hike at Miller’s Pond

Members of the committee stressed that approving phase one did not obligate the town to build in any particular time frame, or even build at all. The public also approved a transfer of $30,000 from #9200 Building Maintenance Reserve to 6700-492 for 24 Town House Road Water Connection. Francis and Gene Chiappetta from the Durham Fair said nothing above the vegetable building had water at last year’s Durham Fair. Apparently there was plenty of supply but not enough pressure, and the town is responsible for covering the cost of the connection. Francis said that fortunately the fair’s director of maintenance has expertise in the

On Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., join an Appalachian Mountain Club New Members Day Family Hike at Miller’s Pond State Park in Durham. This is an approximately fourmile hike on mostly moderate terrain, with a couple of steep spots. Hikers will hike on a park trail along Miller’s Pond, continue on the Mattabessett Trail to Bear Rock (elev. 660) and then return on the Mattabessett Trail and the park trail system. Rain cancels. Leader is Janet Ainsworth;; (203) 530-7826. Miller’s Pond State Park is on Foot Hills Road in Durham, .4 miles from the junction with Haddam Quarter Road.

field which helped reduce the cost. The town also voted on transfers totaling $119,017 for fiscal year ended June 30, 2009 and carryovers (items not spent in the fiscal year it was budgeted in) totaling $89,844 into the 2009-2010 budget. After a few questions from the public for finance director Maryjane Malavasi specific to individual transfers or carryovers, the public approved them all. Finally, the public approved transfers to reserve account totaling $34,548 for the 2009-2010 budget year. Item #9760, skating pond grant in the amount of $25,818, was moved to the reserve account because the town has run into


issues with improving the pond and said that it’s easier to hold money in reserve instead of carrying it over every year. One resident wondered why it is taking so long to use grant money and stated that grant money must be used — not held. Francis explained that the hold up with the pond was primarily due to weather issues, and this particular grant didn’t have a time by which it had to be used. She hoped that with the attention White’s Farm is currently receiving, the skating pond will also be looked at. The second item, #9580 fire apparatus of $8,730, was put back in reserve to help pay for a new vehicle down the road.

Come see the library lights

Bob Isleib of RLI Electric will be doing another mockup of the lighting that will be installed at the library during the Tuesday, Sept. 8 Historic District Commission meeting at 8 p.m.

Ivy Way update

Next week after site work around three driveways on Ivy Way is completed, the driveways will be paved and the top course of pavement placed on Mica Hill Road and Ivy Way. Call the First Selectman’s office at (860) 349-3625 if you have any questions.


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“We asked the committee to come to us to alert us of our role in the process,” he explained. “The value of houses to the texture of the street is important to us.” Milne continued, “We’re primarily concerned with appearance and how things look, and nothing proposed is that different in character.” In support of the transfer to fund phase one was resident Rick Parmelee who stressed that this is a new world and safety is of utmost importance. “Ever since 911, this we really have to do for our own well being and our future,” he said while urging fellow residents to support the request. The motion to transfer the $95,000 was just a vote or two shy of unanimous.



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Friday, September 4, 2009

First day

Above, check out this bus stop! Lake Beseck kids headed for their first day at John Lyman. Left, Korn School began the year around the flag pole. After singing a patriotic song, Eric DeBrum and Heather Martin read a poem. Below, Sammie Dugan sees his sisters Alie and Maggie off to school. Below right, third grade teacher at Korn, Miss Montepara, receives an apple from her new student Chrisopher Sokol. Submitted photos

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into the new year as possible, and it worked. In her 12th year at John Lyman, Brimecombe said this year’s bus routes are probably the best yet. “I’ve had no complaints, it’s been an absolutely fabulous start,” she said. “I can’t say enough good things.” For Korn School, the exceptional weather conditions had a lot to do with the success of the first day of school. “We have opening day flagpole ceremonies outside with a pledge, a patriotic song and lots of fun things,” said principal Laurie Sinder. “It was a great start, and we were very fortunate to have a beautiful day so the kids were able to figure out how to line up on the blacktop.” To smooth the transition into a school year at Korn, students and parents are invited to a meet-andgreet the day before to meet teachers, find cubbies and classrooms, etc. “It quiets the anxiousness that comes with the first day,” she said. The thing that impressed Memorial School principal Kevin Brough the most was the kids really seemed to be focused and ready to learn right away. “This was surprising because it was a rather short summer,” he said. “Maybe it was the weather on the first day. It wasn’t too hot.” Overall, he concluded it was a smooth opening, all starting with the buses coming on time. “The first day of school was very calm yet full of energy and optimism,” Strong School principal Scott Nicol said. “It was seamless, and nothing was out of the ordinary.” Nicol is confident that the foundation is set for the rest of the year. He referenced the Parent-Student handbook that can now be downloaded off the website. “Parents can feel comfortable that they can

access all the information from work at any time — and it saves taxpayers’ money being online,” he said. Over at Coginchaug High School, everybody — including buses and students — knew where they were going and was on time for the first day. Principal Dr. Wysowski described the day as “awesome” and “very smooth.” “There were no end-of-day glitches and the scheduling appears to be great,” he stated. The Freshman orientation program, which had some tweaks this year to allow in-coming freshman more time to become familiar with the school, proved to be a success in easing the transition as all freshman found where they needed to be. “It’s lots of fun being here, and the students are able to socialize after being apart all summer.” Finally, over in the central office, Superintendent Sue Viccaro was at ease knowing all District 13 schools were settled in. She agreed, “I think we got off to a great opening. Certainly the students were positive everywhere, the transportation has been smooth and everything was good all around.”

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Kids in Town Times

The kids from Durham/Middlefield Youth and Family Services’ summer program got a personal tour of the Middlefield Firehouse on Aug. 19. Above, Connor Zolnick gets to help with the hose. Center top, the whole group poses with their hosts and a fire truck. Top right, Jeremy Boughton tries on a fire hat while Zachery Lien watches. Right, a captivated audience

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CRHS Fall Sports Schedule in Town Times


Boys’ cross-country Coach: Marty Roberts Sept. 15 @ Sheehan at 3:30 p.m. 18 Blue Dragon Invitational @ Vets Memorial Park at 3:30 p.m. 24 Run To The Sun Invitational Home @ CRHS at 3:30 p.m. 29 @ North Branford at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 2 @ East Hampton at 3:45 p.m. 6 @Haddam-Killingworth at 3:30 p.m. 10 @ Wickham Park Invitational time to be announced 14 @ East Hampton at 3:45 p.m. 22 @ East Hampton at 3:30 p.m. 26 @ Old Saybrook at 3:30 p.m. 31 Division State Championship at Wickham Park time TBA Nov. 2 @ Valley Regional at 3:30 p.m. 6 State Open Championship @t Wickham Park at 1:30 p.m. 14 New England Championship, time and place to be announced

Girls’ cross-country Coach: Lavinia Vigue Sept. 15 @ Mercy at 3:30 p.m. 18 Blue Dragon Invitational @ Vets Memorial Park at 3:30 p.m. 24 Run To The Sun Invitational @ CRHS at 3:30 p.m. 29 @ North Branford at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 2 Bellringer Invitational @ East Hampton at 3:45 p.m. 6 @ Haddam-Killingworth @ 3:30 p.m. 10 Wickham Park Invitational time to be announced 14 @ East Hampton at 3:45 p.m. 22 Shoreline Championship @ East Hampton at 3:30 p.m. 26 JV Invitational at Old Saybrook Invitational at 3:30 p.m. 31 Division State Championship @ Wickham Park, time TBA Nov. 2 Frosh Invitational @ Valley Regional at 3 p.m. 6 State Open at Wickham Park at 1:30 p.m. 14 New England Championship, time and place to be announced

Girls’ volleyball Coaches: Varsity Claire Matasavage and JV Ann Moscovics Sept. 15 varsity vs Haddam-Killingworth at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 17 varsity @ East Hampton at 5:30 p.m. 21 varsity @ Cromwell at 5:30 p.m. 21 JV @ Cromwell at 4 p.m. 23 varsity vs Hyde Leadership at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 24 varsity @ North Branford at 5:15 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 30 varsity vs Old Lyme at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. Oct. 2 varsity @ Morgan at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 5 varsity @ Valley Regional at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 7 varsity vs Hale Ray at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 9 varsity @ Haddam-Killingworth at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 14 varsity vs East Hampton at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. 16 varsity vs Cromwell at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 19 varsity @ Hyde Leadership at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 21 varsity vs North Branford at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 23 varsity @ Old Lyme at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 26 varsity vs Morgan at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 28 varsity vs Valley Regional at CRHS at 5:30 p.m. JV at 4 p.m. 30 varsity @ Hale Ray at 5:30 p.m. and JV at 4 p.m.

Girls’ soccer Coaches: Varsity Tim Schuler, JV Megan Kavanaugh Sept. 16 varsity @ North Branford at 3:45 p.m. 17 JV vs North Branford at CRHS 3:45 p.m. 18 varsity @ East Hampton at 3:45 p.m.

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19 JV vs East Hampton at CRHS at 10:30 a.m. 21 varsity @ Cromwell at 3:45 p.m. 22 varsity vs Portland at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 23 JV @ Portland at 3:45 p.m. 24 varsity @ Hale Ray at 6:30 p.m. 25 JV vs Hale Ray at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 28 JV vs Cromwell at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 29 varsity vs Valley Regional at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 30 JV @ Valley Regional at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 2 varsity @ Old Saybrook at 3:45 p.m. 3 JV vs Old Saybrook at CRHS at 10:30 a.m. 6 varsity vs Morgan at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 7 JV @ Morgan at 3:45 p.m. 9 varsity vs Old Lyme at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 12 varsity @ Haddam-Killingworth at 10:30 a.m. 13 JV vs Haddam-Killingworth at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 14 varsity vs East Hampton at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 15 JV @ East Hampton at 3:45 p.m. 17 varsity vs North Branford at CRHS at 10:30 a.m. 19 varsity @ Valley Regional at 3:45 p.m. 19 JV @ North Branford at 3:45 p.m. 20 JV vs Valley Regional at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 22 varsity @ Morgan’s Indian River Complex at 3:45 p.m. 23 JV vs Morgan at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 26 varsity vs Haddam-Killingworth at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 27 JV @ Haddam-Killingworth at 3:45 p.m. 29 varsity vs Westbrook at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 30 JV @ Westbrook at 3:45 p.m.

Boys’ soccer Coaches: Chris Cap and assistant Matt Thompson Sept. 15 varsity @ North Branford at Colafati Field at 6:30 p.m. 16 JV vs. North Branford at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 17 varsity @ East Hampton High School at 3:45 p.m. 18 JV vs. East Hampton at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 21 varsity vs Portland at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 22 JV @ Portland High School at 3:45 p.m. 23 varsity @ Hale Ray High School at 6:30 p.m. 24 varsity @ Cromwell High School at 3:45 p.m. 24 JV vs Hale Ray at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 26 JV vs Cromwell at CRHS at 10:30 a.m. 29 varsity @ Valley Regional High School at 3:45 p.m. 29 JV @ Valley Regional High School at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 1 varsity @ Old Saybrook High School at 3:45 p.m. 2 JV vs Old Saybrook at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 5 varsity vs Morgan at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 6 JV @ Morgan High School at 3:45 p.m. 8 varsity vs Old Lyme at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 9 JV @ Old Lyme High School at 3:45 p.m. 10 varsity @ Haddam-Killingworth High School at 2 p.m. 12 JV vs Haddam-Killingworth at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 13 varsity vs East Hampton at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 14 JV @ East Hampton High School at 3:45 p.m. 16 varsity vs North Branford at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 17 JV @ North Branford High School at 10:30 a.m. 20 varsity vs Valley Regional Home at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 21 JV vs Valley Regional at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 23 varsity @ Morgan Indian River Complex at 3:45 p.m. 24 JV vs Morgan at CRHS at 10:30 a.m. 27 varsity vs Haddam-Killingworth at CRHS at 3:45 p.m. 28 JV @ Haddam-Killingworth High School at 3:45 p.m. 30 varsity vs Westbrook at CRHS 3:45 p.m. 31 JV @ Westbrook High School at 10:30 a.m. See Vinal-Coginchaug Hawks football schedule next page.


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Head coach: John Bozzi at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 Varsity vs. Kennedy (Scrim.) @ Vinal Field at 10 a.m. 11 Varsity @ Lyman Hall (Scrim.) at 4:45pm 29 Freshmen vs. North Branford @Colafati Field at 345 p.m. 12 JV vs Abbott Tech @ Vinal Tech Field at 10 a.m. 30 Varsity vs. North Branford Away @ Colafati Field at 17 varsity vs Windsor Locks/Suffield @ Palmer Field at 6:30 21 JV vs Windsor Locks/Suffield @ Windsor Locks HS at 6:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 31 JV vs. North Branford @Vinal Field at 10:30 a.m. 24 Freshmen vs North Branford @ Vinal Field at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 5 Freshmen @. Prince Tech at 3:45 p.m. 26 varsity vs Hyde Leadership @ Palmer Field at 1p.m. 28 JV vs Hyde Leadership @ Bowen Field 3:15 p.m. 6 Varsity vs. Old Saybrook/Westbrook @ Palmer Field at Oct. 1 Freshmen @ Avon High School at 3:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m., Senior Night 3 Varsity @ Nonnewaug Field at 1 p.m. 7 JV vs. Old Saybrook/Westbrook @ Old Saybrook at 5 JV vs. Nonnewaug @ Vinal Tech Field 3:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m., Senior Night 8 Freshmen vs. Prince Tech @ Vinal Field at 3:45 p.m. 12 Freshmen vs. Avon @ Vinal Field at 3:45 p.m. 10 Varsity vs. Wolcott Tech @ Palmer Field at 1 p.m. 12 JV @ Wolcott Tech at 3:45 p.m. 13 Varsity vs. Valley Regional/Old Lyme @ Valley Regional at 6:30 p.m. 15 Freshmen @ Haddam-Killingworth at 3:45 p.m. 16 Varsity @ Haddam-Killingworth at 6:30 p.m. 14 JV vs. Valley Regional/Old Lyme Home @ Vinal Field 19 JV vs. Haddam-Killingworth @ Vinal Field at 3:45 p.m. at 10:30 a.m. 23 Varsity vs. Morgan @ Palmer Field, Homecoming 20 JV vs. Cromwell at Vinal Field at 3:45 p.m. game at 6:30 p.m. 25 Varsity @ Cromwell at Palmer Field 6:30 p.m. 24 JV vs. Morgan @ Peters Field, Homecoming game

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Last season, the CRHS girl’s soccer team had three players receive All-Shoreline conference honors, and the good news is they are all returning for the upcoming season! From left above are Taylor Edinger, Sam Mancinelli and Lauren Esposito. Taylor Edinger was named to Second Team All-Shoreline Conference last year as a junior. Her skills at midfield are invaluable, and Coach Shuler calls her the backbone of the squad. Her powerful leg for pushing the ball upfield and for direct kicks is vital to the team’s success. Her toughness on defense shut down opponent opportunities while creating offensive chances. Taylor was voted team MVP by her teammates for the ‘08 season. She was also voted senior co-captain for the upcoming ’09 season by her peers. Sam Mancinelli returns for her sophomore season after an outstanding freshman year as starting sweeper on the varsity team. She was named Honorable Mention, All-Shoreline Conference. She’s a skilled defender with speed to chase down any opposing player, but she is also capable of making a run and scoring. Her corner kicks lead to many scoring opportunities for the team. She was voted Defensive Player of the Year by her teammates last year, as a freshman! Lauren Esposito is also a returning sophomore coming off an exceptional freshman year. “Espo” started varsity at left forward and was named Honorable Mention, All-Shoreline Conference. She is an accomplished playmaker and a consistent scoring threat with great speed and foot skills. Lauren led the varsity team in scoring last year, as a freshman! She was voted Offensive Player of the Year by her teammates for the ’08 season.


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Friday, September 4, 2009

Mad Murphy’s wins league title, Murphy’s Law defines Time Out Taverne’s season By Bob Dynia Special to the Town Times

Middletown’s Mad Murphy’s old man’s softball team dominated the Middlesex County 40-and-over league in 2009. They won the regular season title with only one defeat, then swept through the playoffs to bring the championship trophy to the 288 South Main Street pub. Murphy’s defeated second-place finisher Café 66 by the score of 24–7 in the title game. The higher-seeded team won all playoff games with one exception; season-long snake-bitten Time Out Taverne, seeded sixth, was defeated by #7 Killingworth in the playdown contest. The loss was a fitting end to a “Murphy’s Law” season, — “If anything can go wrong, it will.” Third-year skipper Dave Devaux had every reason to be optimistic. His team, after winning only one game in 2006

(prior to his they were quickly 2009 Reg. Season Standings leadership), won bounced out by the Wins Losses Pct. GB last place team. twice in his first Team 1 .917 0 year, then im- Mad Murphy’s (Middletown) 11 The one con9 3 .750 2 stant of the season proved to five in Café 66 (Portland) 7 5 .583 4 was the inconsis2008. He had a Essex 5 .583 4 tency of game-tosolid core of Pizza King (Durham/Mfld.) 7 5 7 .417 6 game lineups. Dequality players Higganum 10 .167 9 vaux was frequentcoming back, Time Out Taverne (Durham) 2 1 11 .083 10 ly forced to field and was Killingworth Playoff Results pumped to take players in unfamilthe squad to the Playdown Game - # 7 Killingworth defeated # 6 Time Out iar positions. upper echelon of Quarterfinals - # 3 Essex defeated # 7 Killingworth Though the team the league. His # 4 Pizza King defeated # 5 Higganum suffered several sanguinity was Semi-finals - # 2 Café 66 defeated # 3 Essex mercy defeats, the furthered by a # 1 Mad Murphy’s defeated # 4 Pizza King presence of one or mercy 22–6 win Finals - # 1 Mad Murphy’s defeated # 2 Café 66, 24 - 7 two of the missing over Killingplayers may have worth at home to open the sea- outscored by an aggregate made the difference in a few of son, with a rematch looming 170–60, followed to drop TOT the games. Bruce Bisson, usuthe next week. The good news to 1–10. The saving grace was ally a catcher, sustained broin the second matchup was that Killingworth was match- ken and bruised ribs diving that the Gray Wonders scored ing each defeat. The Cogin- for a grounder while having to their most runs in a game this chaug Elders, playing a rare play second base in the third season. The bad news was that Thursday game, upset third- game of the season. He reit was their time to get mer- place finisher Essex in the reg- turned for the season-end and cied by the score of 41–26. ular-season finale to grab playoff games, playing adThings went south from sixth place and a home game mirably. Through aches and there. Nine more consecutive in the first round of the play- pains, he admitted to this losses, with the team offs. This was not helpful, as writer after the season that he

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should not have come back so soon, but was driven to help the team. Rookie Charlie Mather joined the squad for the fourth game of the year, providing stability in the outfield and quality hitting. For the ninth straight campaign, Wayne Hubbard, recently retired from his job with the Durham Post Office, was TOT’s main pitcher. In 84 2/3 innings of work, he posted a 15.52 earned run average, his lowest since joining the group. His efforts were rewarded with only one win. Bob Edwards hurled 16 2/3 innings in his third season on the hill (when he wasn’t inserted into the outfield); he also yielded a personal low 15.12 ERA. He recorded his lone win versus Essex. George Miller and Steve Ackerman shared catching duties after Bisson went down (when Steve wasn’t pressed into service at first base). Jack Carr, John Cote, Ken Hall, Kevin Rowe, Dean Fredricks and Devaux anchored the infield, with Mather, Wills Evers, Kris Anderson, Joe Rizzo, Daryl Edwards and Bob Dynia manning the outfield. Carr did a yeoman’s job when needed as a right-center or right fielder. Keith Hughes started the season in left-center, but several ailments eventually limited his action to designated hitting. Offensively, Dynia finished with a team-leading .615 average, with 24 hits in 39 at-bats. He was followed by Daryl Edwards (.591, 13 for 22), Devaux (.588, 30 for 51) and Fredricks (.563, 18 for 32). Dynia’s .897 slugging percentage was tops, just ahead of Fredricks (.844) and Devaux (.725). Hit leaders were Devaux with 30, Dynia with 24, Evers with 23 and Hughes with 20. Dynia drove in 21 runs, Devaux 17, Evers 12 and Rowe 11. Devaux and Dynia shared team runs scored honors with 18; Hughes crossed the plate 13 times and Fredricks 12. Dynia and Rowe smacked the only home runs the team would have (in the same game, June 1st at Killingworth). Devaux’s five doubles and Fredricks’ four triples were team highs. Three players cracked five hits in one game; Devaux and Bisson on June 1 at Killingworth, and Mather in the August 20 win over Essex. One team and two individual records were set in 2009. The Gray Wonders were issued

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Above, regular season first-place finisher and league champion Mad Murphy’s of Middletown. Murphy’s defeated Portland’s Cafe 66 by the score of 24-7 to capture the crown. Right, Commissioner (and Time Out Taverne manager) Dave Devaux (left) presents the Middlesex County Men’s 40 and Over Softball League championship trophy to Mad Murphy’s coaches Joel Karabeinkoff (center) and Joe Dontigney.

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nine walks at Killingworth; the record was eight, set three different times, most recently May 27, 2007 at Higganum. Fredricks stroked three triples in the June 22 contest against Pizza King, surpassing three players who had two in a game. Dynia was issued eight walks this past season, breaking the previous record of seven by Devaux in 2004. Fighting back tears, manager (and father-to-be) Devaux opined, “I would like to thank the Time Out Taverne for sponsoring our team despite our lackluster performance this year (and in years past!). I would also like to thank the players, most of whom showed up when they were supposed to, and played admirably when asked. This is really a fun bunch of guys. Mostly, I would like to thank the fans who cheered us on, celebrated our victories, consoled us after our losses, and read of our exploits in the paper. A special thanks to Bob Dynia, out rightfielder/write-fielder extraordinaire, who did the write-ups for all our games to the Town Times admirably, completely and unbiasedly. You made us all look good! Thank you.” (Writer’s note: Mr. Devaux really did mention me in his quote. Check’s in the mail, Dave.) On a personal note, I want to thank my wife Trish, my daughter Lauren and boyfriend Kenny, my step-son David, step-daughter Samantha, and my step-granddaughter Sadie Claire for putting up with me this season. At almost 2 ½ years old, Sadie would run, play and chat with teammates and friends during and after games, usually with Trish, Sam or Lauren in tow. Subsequently, I’d come home to compute stats and write articles, often ignoring them late into Monday nights. Calculating the game stats was made much easier by the quality scorekeeping of Dave’s mom, Catherine Devaux; I am forever in your debt for this. I am also grateful to those who assisted in keeping score when Mrs. D. was not available. Finally, I want to thank the Town Times for publishing the articles, as well as those of you who took time to read them. I hope you’ve liked reading the articles as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing them to you. See you in 2010.



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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 and The Missing Cookie, and Sam and the Tigers. Registration begins on Friday, Sept. 4, for Durham residents and Friday, Sept. 11, for non-residents. New titles include Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler, 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs, Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow, The Spire by Richard North Patterson, Retire Happy: What You Can Do Now to Guarantee a Great Retirement by Richard Stim, The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide by Robert H. Frank and Wisdom of the Last Farmer by David Mas Masumoto. Heat Lightening by John Sanford, First

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The boys were William and Alexander Staddon, Tyler Sibley, Andrew Carter, Fitch Spencer, Kevin Onofreo, Sam Gossner, Douglas Hanley, Lee Houle, Brian Blake, Thomas D’Orvilliers, Spencer McCoy, David Wolack and the great leaders who came with us — Mark D’Orvilliers, Robin Heath and Bruce Villwock. It was a perfect rainless week, filled with 16” large-mouth bass (caught by Tyler Sibley), and 5’ tall glowing skeletons in the latrine (hung by William Staddon).


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Other activities the scouts took part in were the shotgun, mammal study, canoeing and cooking merit badges. And, of course, swimming in the lake and having a ball. All together the troop came out with a whopping 38 badges!


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Have you ever looked for a naturally shaded spot at Peckham Park in Middlefield to enjoy a picnic or to just sit and relax while enjoying nature all around you? Thomas D’Orvilliers, a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 33 of Middlefield, is well on his way to making that a reality for you as he begins his Eagle project. Thomas’ goal is to develop the only naturally shaded area of the park in an eco-friendly way to provide a recreational picnic area for the public’s enjoyment between the two existing soccer fields. Look for the changes as his project progresses.

Get ready for the legions of the undead! Or should I say, the legions of scouts in Troop 33. Recently Boy Scout Troop 33 took their annual trip to Camp Wakpominee in Lake George, NY. But why all this talk of the undead hordes rising? Well, one of the fun activities that the camp came up with was a class called Zombie Preparedness Class. While they were bent and twisted, the requirements of this activity closely followed those of Emergency Preparedness. On the last night, the whole group stayed out late and had a zombie drill. All the counselors were “zombies” and the scouts were survivors. We had to fend off the risen dead with cut-up pool noodles.


Town Times Obituaries


Elizabeth Morrison McQuade Allen Elizabeth (Betty) Morrison McQuade Allen, 75, of Guilford, died Aug. 22, 2009 of ovarian cancer. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, John (Jack) Allen. She was born in Baltimore, Mary-

land on March 9, 1934 to the late J. Earle and Thelma McQuade. She has lived in Guilford since 1972. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Darrett of Guilford; Katherine Allen and Jeffrey Burr of Blacksburg, VA; John Allen and Keith Hyatte of Branford; Daniel and Nancy Allen of Hartford; and Douglas Allen and Cory Cullen of Durham; grandchildren, Matthew Special, Victoria Allen, Margaret Allen and Edward Allen; sister, Thelma Keavney; brothers, John, James, William and Thomas McQuade; and nu-

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Betty was the office manager of Summer Hill Nursery in North Madison since 1974. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the Connecticut Nurserymen’s Association.

She was passionate about gardening, arts, equity and justice, and sharing her life with family and friends. She was known for her compassion and beautiful smile.

As a member of First Congregational Church of Guilford, she was a founder of the Memorial Garden Committee; active in the Alpha Club; Harvest Fair’s Attic Treasures; the Peace, Affirmation and Justice Committee; and Sacred Conversations on Race. She was also a member of the

A memorial service to celebrate Betty will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at First Congregational Church of Guilford. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to First Congregational Church of Guilford Memorial Garden, 122 Broad St., Guilford, CT 06437.

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Ida Marie (Rusconi) Masselli, 91, of Middlefield, died peacefully after a short illness on Aug. 29, 2009. She was born in Middletown on Jan. 4, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Severina (Malcarne) Rusconi. Ida graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. In 1947 she married Nicholas William Masselli of Middletown who died in 1987. After moving with her husband and two children to Middlefield in 1954, she became active in local and state politics. She was a member of the Middlefield Democratic Town Committee for many years, and played a leading role in the local 1960 Kennedy for President campaign. She served as registrar of voters for Middlefield for several terms. She was an early and active supporter of the civil rights movement. In addition to her political activities, she participated in Cub Scouts and was an enthusiastic bridge player. In her later years, Ida especially enjoyed gardening and bird watching at her home in Middlefield. She is survived by her son David and his wife Karen

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Larsen of Arlington, Virginia, and her son Mark and his wife Jennifer Alexander, of Middletown, and her sisters Grace Rusconi and Esther Rusconi, also of Middletown. Ida had six grandchildren: Christopher and Cory Masselli, of Arlington, Virginia, and Tenzin, Margaret, Karma and Kobi Masselli, of Middletown. Funeral services were held at Doolittle Funeral Home in Middletown. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the NAACP. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at the website of

Richard ‘Dick’ Patterson Richard “Dick” Patterson, 84, of Arizona, and formerly of Middlefield, husband of the late Nadine (Mitchell) Patter-

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son, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, in Arizona from a long-standing illness. Born in New Haven, he was the son of the late Albert and Alma (Fournier) Patterson. Dick resided in Middlefield from 1963 to 2008, when he moved to Arizona. He worked at Connecticut Valley Hospital Garage and the Dattco Bus Company, was a duckpin bowler at Teller’s Lane in Middletown for many years and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Dick was a veteran of World War II Army Air Corps No. 464. Dick was survived by four daughters, Jan Duraine, Linda Paul and her husband Bob, Sherry Dechane and Cynthia Barclay and her husband Tom; a sister, Dorothy Patterson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Whalen. A celebration of life for Nadine and Richard was held at the First United Methodist Church in Middletown. Inter-

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ment will be held at a later date in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.

Elizabeth M. Magliochetti Elizabeth M. Magliochetti (Callahan), 85, of Middletown, formerly of Middlefield and Hamden, passed from this earthly life with her daughter, Timi and granddaughter, Suzanne, by her side. She was predeceased by her best friend and husband of 43 tears, Alfred Magliochetti Jr.; her son, Alfred Magliochetti III, and a grandson, Timothy Smith. Elizabeth was born in New Haven August 7, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Butts Callahan and Timothy Callahan. She is survived by a daughter, Timi (Timothea

Magliochetti) Eckhoff of Middletown. Known by her grandchildren as Nanny, she has granddaughters, Suzanne Smith Palardy and husband Philip of Middlefield; Noleen Magliochetti of Tennessee, Patricia Magliochetti Drury and husband Frank of Shelton; Nicole (Magliochetti) Bennet and husband Russell of South Carolina; and grandson, Timothy Magliochetti of Wallingford. She also has four greatgrandsons, twins, Justin and Logan Palardy; Robert Bennett and Kyle Drury and two greatgranddaughters, Ashley and Colleen Drury. She is also survived by her cousin, Mildred Adams, who was like a sister, and husband Fred. She was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Quinn and a brother, Edward Callahan of Detroit, MI.


Elizabeth moved to Middlefield after the death of her husband to be nearer to her son and daughter. Prior to her convalescence she was a member of St Colman’s parish and Ladies Guild in Middlefield. She was very active in the Middlefield Seniors and Middlefield chapter of AARP. Bette was an excellent crafter with painting, knitting, crocheting; loved crossword puzzles and spending time with her best friend, Fran Francesco. She retired from Commercial Union Insurance Company in New Haven in 1985.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Colman’s Parish Friday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven with her husband.


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26 Candidate (Continued from page 8) Middlefield land for over 300 years. Starting out with farms in this extraordinarily bountiful area, my forebears produced cows, sheep, peaches and many other crops. Over the years, individuals have wrestled to walk the fine line between preservation and change for prosperity. Preservation of a way of life and of the environment is important, and when one looks at the beautiful waterfalls, ridge lines, verdant trees, aquifers and agricultural land, I know that the environment is an asset that must be protected. At the same time, one of the ways to lower property taxes is to attract high quality businesses such as Zygo, Lyman Farms, Rogers Manufacturing and Cooper-Atkins Instruments. These businesses are some of our highest taxpayers. Such businesses do not pollute the surrounding area; rather they fit into the Middlefield environment, preserve the beauty, provide jobs and monetarily benefit the town and citizens through their taxes. Now Middlefield has em-

barked on proposals that Route 66 be developed commercially and the Hubbard Street property be developed industrially to provide other sources of tax revenue. We need to encourage prosperous companies to come to our fair area. Attracting businesses that respect the environment, produce jobs, and give money back to the town is one of my highest priorities. My lifetime of job experience, my years of service on the Board of Selectmen, and my commitment to this community will enable me to be an effective chief executive for the town. For over 18 years I worked in various information technology positions at Aetna. Overall I was responsible for several technical systems and ensuring customer satisfaction. I am very comfortable in being a full-time administrator, setting quarterly goals, measuring outcomes, and in closely following expenditures. My colleague Ken Blake and I are running for the privilege of leadership in Middlefield. We’ll probably be knocking on your door one of these days and will welcome your comments. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Selectman, Middlefield

Speaking up for Durham I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Brian Ameche for Durham’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Brian has previously served with distinction on both P&Z and the Conservation Commission. On P&Z for over 15 years, Brian was often a lone voice of dissent against some of the commission’s more historically regrettable decisions. As chair of the Conservation Commission, he helped Durham acquire more than 700 acres of permanent open space and developed the critically important stewardship program. Brian brings a wealth of practical and professional experience as a candidate. Indeed, as an architect, Brian has 27 years of land use experience to bring to the important issues that come before P&Z. He is a strong advocate for Durham and is focused on ensuring that the town’s development is guided by the tenets of right use and right size. Fundamentally, Durham is at a crossroads with regard to planning and zoning. The opportunities in the coming

years will define the town for generations. Durham needs P&Z commissioners who are thoughtful, outspoken and not afraid to make tough decisions. Durham needs Brian Ameche. Campbell Barrett, Durham

Tipping explained To whom it may concern, A man named Dirck Spicer wrote a Letter to the Editor expressing his opinion about a few things he found “strange goings-on in town of Durham.” Well, I must say I agree about the neighbor who complained about children having fun outside in the summer, paying to bring your own brush to the transfer station and needing of a parking permit to park in front of your own house. BUT, this local Meriden waitress does not understand why I fall into that group of people? I understand that the “stay home” bit was a little harsh, and I also bet ALL restaurant owners didn’t like reading that. The truth is it needed to be said. I should not have to pay the price because some people can’t afford to eat out. Restaurants make money on every sale, and it really doesn’t matter to the owners if the server got less than deserved. I went into great detail explaining why an 18 to 20 percent tip is very important. Times have changed. Restaurant workers


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Friday, September 4, 2009

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release dates: August 29-September 4

35-1 (09)

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Helping the Earth

Sorting Through Recycling Do you and your family recycle? You probably have already learned how important it is for the environment. Have you ever wondered what happens after you put the newspaper, cans or glass in the bin? The Mini Page takes a closer look at this important activity.

A recycling tradition People have always recycled. Before machines and big factories, most things were made by hand. Materials were so hard to get and items took so long to make that everyone recycled. For centuries, people have: sMELTEDDOWNMETAL goods to make new tools or jewelry; sTORNDOWNOLD buildings and reused the bricks or wood to build something new; sCUTUPOLDCLOTHESAND other cloth goods to make other clothes, quilts and rugs; sRECYCLEDPAPERTO make new paper.

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The first time there was a major government campaign to educate people about the importance of recycling was during World War II. The government urged people to salvage, or save, metal, paper, rubber and other material.

World War II

Environmental movement

During World War II, America needed metal and other materials to fight the war. The government started a campaign to convince people to recycle. Signs urged people to pile up their scrap metal for collection. This could include things such as pots and pans, rakes, irons or birdcages. These metal objects might then be recycled as bullets. Kids pulled wagons from door to door gathering the metal. After the war was over, materials remained scarce, and people continued to recycle for many years.

In the 1960s, people became more concerned about the environment. They started to realize we were using up the Earth’s resources. In the 1970s, rising energy costs and a gasoline shortage made people pay attention to vanishing fuel. At the same time, landfills got full and there was no place to put the waste. People re-learned how important it is not to waste resources. It became clear that recycling was necessary. In 1960, the United States recycled around 6 percent of its waste. Today we are recycling about 33 percent, or one-third, of our waste. Americans create about 254 million tons of garbage each year. We recycle only about 85 million tons of that.

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Special Recycling Needs

Products with mercury

Recycling workers must take computers and other electronic products apart by hand. They break up the circuit boards. Circuit board parts are then melted down, and the metals are separated from each other. Regular recyclable materials such as plastic or glass are sent to businesses that re-use those materials.

Reusing recycled materials

Other types of waste, such as Sometimes recycled material is fluorescent bulbs and thermometers, turned back into what it was in the also need special care. Workers wear first place. For example, recycled paper protective clothing when recycling is turned into new paper products. these products. Other materials Mercury is a dangerous material used are turned into in fluorescent bulbs and thermometers. something completely different. It is safe when it is contained in glass. For example, plastic However, mercury vaporizes, or turns soda bottles might to gas, easily when it is not contained. be made into carpet Workers break the glass in special rooms or clothing, such as where the mercury gas cannot escape. this jacket.

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More to Explore The Mini Page provides ideas for Web sites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this week’s topics. On the Web: sWWWTHINKGREENCOMSTUDENTS K  sWWWRECYCLERUNWAYCOMPAGES9OUTHHTML sWWWEPAGOVRECYCLECITY At the library: sh4RACKING4RASH&LOTSAM *ETSAM ANDTHE 3CIENCEOF/CEAN-OTIONv by Loree Griffin Burns (Houghton Mifflin Co.) is the true story of two scientists who studied ocean currents by tracking toys and other things that fell overboard from ships.

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Items such as computers, TVs and cell phones create special recycling problems. They are made of so many different materials, they must be handled extra-carefully. Communities may have special times or places for people to bring electronic waste, or e-waste, for recycling. E-waste cannot be mixed with other recycling materials. E-waste recyclers take special care so that nobody is hurt. There have been problems with some e-waste facilities in China. Circuit board metals have ended up in Chinese rivers, polluting the water. People have gotten sick.

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FOUND in South Meriden, Hanover Ave., Quinnipiac Village, near Wlfd line 8/27/09 about 9:30pm black female cat small about 6 to 8 months old. Meows frequently with hoarse voice. Purrs frequently as well. Scared but friendly. Contact Amy at 203-886-6432 FOUND: Beautiful Eye Glasses from the Looking Glass Optical Eye Center, maroon/red, in Rustic Oaks Restaurant on August 15th. Call 203-269-2127 LOST cat - female tortoise shell (mostly black, brown and tan markings). Last seen Schenone Court, Plainville. If found, please call 860.280.5680.



LOST Cat Small, Mostly Black & Brown female. Answers to Kitty. Missing vicinity of Pequot Rd., Wallingford. If seen, please call (860) 307-5144 LOST CAT: Male dark gray & white cat missing from Berlin. He is neutered, shorthaired, and weighs about 18 lbs. May be stuck in a garage or may have jumped into someones’ car. Missing since August 6th. Large reward. Please call any time if you think you’ve found or seen him - (860) 828-4726 or (860) 828-6007. LOST- Kitten in vicinity of Bailey Ave, Meriden. 4 months old, long hair Black w/grey under arms. Answers to “Oreo”. Call (203) 440-1891 LOST-East Wallingford. Gray Cat the vicinity of Williams Road. Her name is Smokey Bear and she is around a year old. She’s very shy of people so she probably won’t come when called. If you see her, please call our home at 203-626-5240 and we will come get her! LOST: Pure gray cat with yellow eyes. Vicinity Allen Avenue Meriden- Cheshire line. Name: Puma. Call (203) 634-1083.

MERCURY Grand Marquis 1993- 4 dr, green, V8, uses regular gas. Excellent condition. $2400 or best offer. Call 203630-0797 or 203-237-6807

BMW 740i 1995 Beautiful car inside & out, white w/tan int., non-smoker. Well maintained & runs exc. 167K, KBB value $7,500. 1st $4,800 takes it. Call Stephen 203-889-8984 DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254.

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.



4 Door SE AC/CD player Low Miles, GOOD on gas Excellent condition $11,000.00 Please call 203 317-2252

89k miles. 5 speed, PS, PB, CD. AC, 45 mpg hwy. Silver blue. $4500. Bill (203) 238-1676

BUICK Park Ave 1999 Original owner. New engine. 31K. Exc condition. $4,500 or best offer. 203-237-3341 for more info HONDA ACCORD 1994 4 dr, blue. AM/FM stereo w/cassette. $1950 or best offer. Call (203) 988-4473




USED TIRES 3 Toyo Open Country A/T P265/70R16 $75. 860-828-5597


Free Towing!

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510


Handicap chair lift Restrain straps included. Good cond! New A/C. $3,500/OBO. Call 203-237-8527 OIL TRUCK FOR SALE 2800 Gallons. Various makes. Call Helen at Tuxis Ohrs (203) 6393513 HONDA ACCORD EX 1994, 152K, good condition, lowered suspension, tinted & clean, AC. $3000 or best offer. Contact Jamar (203) 317-7381

The Jewish Childrens Fund

Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

DODGE Grand Caravan 1994 7 passenger. Good Condition! $800. Call 203-237-5940


FORD EXPLORER 1998 XLT Cold air, looks & runs new. $1950. FORD RANGER 1996, extra cab, cold air, looks, runs new. $1950. Call 203-213-1142

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

FORD TRAVEL CRAFT Motorhome 1985 $2500 or best offer. Call (860) 349-9194

DODGE 2000 1500 Cargo Van, rear seat avail, V8, air, 350k mi, $2000. 203-271-2194 FORD MUSTANG 2006 convertible. 6-cyl. Auto. Firered w/tan interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. ABS brakes. Compass. Well maintained. 18,000 miles. Excellent condition. $16,500 or best offer. Call (203) 265-2738

AUTO PARTS SEARS Car-top carrier. Excellent condition. $75. Call (203) 213-5283

TRUCKS & VANS CHEVY PICKUP 2000 Extended Cab 4 cylinder Good condition $1200 Call (203) 235-9097


ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111



SUV’S CHEVY Blazer 1996 Runs, good condition. AWD. $2,500. Call 203-634-7551

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. 2007 HONDA CRF 230 Dirt Bike Mint condition! Adult ridden. $2550. Call 203-235-7723 Gary

AUTO PARTS (2) SOFT top conversions for YJ Wrangler Jeep. (1) black, (1) tan, hardware incld. Very good cond. $75/ea. $100/both. (1) rear flip-up Wrangler seat. Very good cond. $100. Call 203-272-8311 CHEVY rims - 2/15 x 10, 6 lug white wagon wheels. $25. Call 203-630-3648. FORD EXPLORER 2002 Engine. 6 cyl. 102,645 miles. Motor rebuilt. $500. Alum. boat, 14ft, good cond. $500/OBO. 18ft fiberglass, 70HP Mercury $500/OBO. Boat & trailer-Free (203) 715-0273

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Boston Terrier, Yorkies, Beagle Basset Hounds. $250+ Call 860-930-4001 BUNNY for sale! 14 week old Mini Lop. $25. (860) 342-3522 DOG Crate Large $60 Vicki 203-623-0995 FREE Adorable kittens. 5 available to good homes only. For more info call 860-349-0351 FREE KITTENS to good home! Kitty litter trained, short hair tigers. 203-440-4277

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups. AKC, OFA, Best pedigree around. Parents imported from Germany. Guaranteed. $950. 203-440-0605 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

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LOVEBIRD and cage. $40. 5 yrs old. 203-687-9786


BOB CAT Commercial mower steel chasse, heavy duty. Good condition. Grass catcher, metal screen panels. $100. 203-2350807

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS TABLE saw, 10in. with 30in unifence, 2 carbide blades, incramiter gauge, planer 12in, porter cable router with bits. All for $600. 203-265-0291

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 5 PIECE Living Room Set Teal with oak trim. $75. 203634-8507 after 5pm. DINING ROOM SET, 10 Foot table including 2 leaves, 6 chairs, lighted hutch and buffet. Cherry wood. $750. Call 203-238-3692

HP MTD wheeled leaf blower Runs good. $99. Call 203-269-1827 SEARS Woodchipper. 5HP, very good condition. $250 or best offer. Call (203) 237-2130

KENMORE washer $70. GE dryer $70. Both very good condition. Call 203-237-6807

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES KIRBY vacuum 9 month old w/attachments & rug shampooer. Paid $1,700. Will sell $700 or make an offer. 203-235-0628 MOVING! 10 pc patio furn, $250. Leather recliner chair, $100. Gas stove, $100. 3 end tables, $100. Maturity rocker, $75. Washer & dryer, $100/ea. Lawn mower, $100. BBQ griller, $100. Ent. center, light oak, $200 & more! Everything good cond! 203-7527841 weekdays after 4:30pm

QUEEN SOFA SLEEPER and matching love seat, good condition, white with blue and pink pattern, $525. Call for info 203686-1032 RECLINER Good condition. 1st $50 takes it. Call 203-213-2974 for more info.



MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE JAPANESE Pachinko Machines. $35 each/2 for $60. 203-269-8022

RECLINER mauve, $50. (3) piece Bistro patio set, $30. Excellent cond. 203-237-6807 ROCKING CHAIR $100 Eth Allen Barnstable. Drk wood Gd Cond 860-621-1859. TWIN bed frame with attached headboard w/matching 6 drawer dresser. White, great conditon. Suitable for young child. $135. 203-272-7123 leave msg

AVON Soaps and Bottles. Old Silver Set. Many records - 45s, 33 1/3s. Negotiate Price! (203) 630-3928


JEWEL perfectly clear new CD $5 or BO 860-628-9706

CARRIE Underwood Some Hearts new CD’s $5/OBO 860-628-9706


LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.

EXERCISE BIKE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WOOD Kitchen table with four upholstered chairs. 29 1/2” x 47 1/2” x 35 1/2”. $50 860-621-6533


DRAFTING MACHINE New scales - 12” & 18”. Drafting Table 21”x26”. $35. (203) 440-3919

Pro Form. On wheels. Call (203) 237-1148

GIRLS tiny Tyke pink & white bed with bookcase headboard. Exc cond. $50 firm. 20 gallon fish tank w/stand. $10. 203-269-8696

FREE SWING SET just take it away. Call 203-269-5120 or 203-589-1259

GOOSE DOWN QUILT full-queen, just like new $60. Call 203-237-7070

FULL SIZE Mattress and boxspring, $250; Oak Glass top Coffee table, 20”x40”, $30; Foosball table, $300. All in good condition. (203) 634-8717

GROOVY GIRLS Collection. Many girls, 2 horses, canopy bed, day bed and carriage. $50 or best offer. Excellent condition. Call (203) 235-2784

LEAPSTER L-Max with cable, backpack carry case and 4 cartridges. $40 or best offer. Excellent condition. Call (203) 235-2784 NOKIA 2610 cell phone w/car charger, house charger, case, manual. $50. 203-634-9336 OIL FURNACE-works fine, can’t use. You take away. $99 (203)631-0696 PICTURE, Large 22”x18” painting of New England Harbor, framed, $25. (203) 237-2117


ROBOSAPIEN With remote, like new. $25 or best offer. Call (203) 235-2784 SANDBOX corner seats pressure treated 2x12’s 8’ square $50 203-269-4258

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT DELL Dimension P4 2.66 ghz. XP & Office $99.00 203-237-9977 anytime 9a to 9p FILE CABINET. Wood. Exc cond. Like new. 203-634-8478. $50 firm.


SCREENED In room-Portable outdoor shelter, used twice, 13x13 ft. Paul 203-379-6187 SHOWER/tub transfer seat. Never used. Still has tags. $65. Call 203-235-4734 SKI Skimmer (kids waterskiing trainer). Will email picture. $40 203-639-0835 SNOW Plow For Craftsman Tractor $25. Call 203-265-9362 anytime STROLLER set nice and clean. $30 Call 860-357-3343 TRUNK, pine wood, copper detail, 44 x 21, great shape, $100, 860-828-1761

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT ASHLEY wood & coal stove w/pipe. $100 Call 203-269-9042

FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Quick delivery. All hardwood cut & split to 18in Lengths. 203-439-1253 anytime.


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION BUYS Buying Meriden & Wallingford items, kitchen bowls, collections, dolls, jewelry & advertisement items. 203-639-1002

$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025


PUBLISHER’S NOTICE EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46a64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.

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


BICYCLE girls 18in. $10. Call 203-237-6807


HUNTING insulated Bib Real Tree A.P. Large $85. Hunting Ice-fishing cover Alls Down filled size XL. $90.203-237-6497

Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

PISTOL PERMIT CLASS First class SEPT. 11TH. Call for schedule 860-828-6204. WEIGHTS Several sets - Hand Weights, Other Workout Items. Must sell. $25. (203) 440-3919


SWORDS HELMETS Flags, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 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

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!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA CONDOMINIUMS

WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

203-235-8431 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 BALDWIN upright piano. Will help w/move. Name your price. 203-499-7580. FLUTE, Strasser, silver, used, excellent condition. $275. Call 860-916-4007

INGROUND Pool cover. 16’x32’. Used one year. $150. Call (860) 349-8272

BERLIN/KENSINGTON Half duplex, 2BRs, 1 bath, washer /dryer, extra room for storage 2 car garage, private deck. NO PETS. $1000. 860-508-0601. 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 SOUTHINGTON Maplewood Rd. Ranch, 2br/1.5ba/garage, hardwood floors, central air, $1,400/mo. plus utilities. Call 860-967-8888


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- 2BR, LR, DR, Kit., laundry room, 1 car gar., A/C, no pets, $975/Mo. plus 2 Mos. Sec. 203-235-9214 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


All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons

WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169

COMPUTER Windows ME CD , DVD, Speakers. $75. Call 203 269 7802

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

Voice Lessons


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


GOLF BALLS - 100 ProV1 @ $1 each or $10/dozen. (203) 2698610

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….


PRECIOUS Moments spice rack w/12 tea cup shaped spice holders. $50. Call 203-605-6398

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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/1BR apts From $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 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Renovated, spaciious 3BR apt. 2nd fl. Clean. W/D included. Section 8 approved. No pets. First & last month’s security. $1140 per month. Must see. Call 203-715-5829

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 2 or 3BR, 1st FL. Good location. Remodeled. Appliances, WD hookup. Off-st parking. No pets. Sec 8 Approved. $775/$975. Refs. 203- 237-5802 MERIDEN 2BR, 1ST FLOOR Clean. LR, DR. WD hookup. Fenced-in yard. No pets. $800 /mo. 2 mos sec. 203-464-3083 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 & 2 bedroom apartments, 1st & 3rd floor, newly renovated, appls, off street parking, no pets, $975 & $750 mo. 203-815-8335

Property zoned C-1 for lease, central location w/ample parking. Over 15,000 sq. ft. available. Valued at 8.00 sq. ft. For more details and information call R.E. Broker Harvey Criscuolo (203) 634-1864 or email: APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm.

MERIDEN EFFICIENCY Fully Furnished. BR/LR combination w/full kitchen & private bath. $575/mo. Sec. & lease req. Call 203-238-9772

MERIDEN STUDIO 1 bath. 465 Crown St, Spring Hill Condominiums. Fully applianced. Heat/HW included Well-maintained. $625/mo. 203-317-9638 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- 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- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 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-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-3Rm, 1BR, separate utils, fenced in backyard. $700/mo + sec. Call Tarita 203233-5327 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 MIDDLEFIELD-Waterfront-lake level. Lrg clean 1BR, 1 bath, open flr plan, all appls, washer/dryer, patio & dock. Avail 9/15. $1100/mo + utils. 1st & last. Please call 860-716-6663 or 860-716-7995 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

MERIDEN-1, 2 & 3BR for lease. Great specials! Income restrictions do apply. 203-686-1015

SOUTHINGTON 24 High Street, 1st flr, 2 BRs. Stove, refrig, w/d hookups. $875/mo plus util & sec. 203-444-9525 or 203-245-2388 SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St, downtown. 2nd flr. $860/ month includes hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Mike. Avail. Aug. 31. 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 32 Cook Ave.

MERIDEN - 9 Guiel Place

Studio & 1 BR Apts.

1st Flr. 1 Bedroom. Heat incld. $775 per mo. 203213-6175/203-376-2160 Mike

$600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016

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 - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN 3BR Off-st parking. Clean. Freshly painted. New carpet. Move-in condition. $950 +sec. (203) 237-4000

MERIDEN-2 1/2BR, 2nd flr, Randolph Ave. full bath, LR, kit., FP $850/mo. 1st & last months. Utils not incld. No pets/smoking. Call 203-630-3871


Friday, September 4, 2009 — Town Times APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 2nd floor, recently renovated, offstreet parking, no dogs, avail now, 104 Meadow St., $850, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 1 bdrm., 1 bath. 1st flr., On-site laundry, No pets, $775/mo + 1 mo sec, Credit Chk & Lease. 860-3495355. WALLINGFORD 1 or 2 BR Apartments Starting at $650 per month. No pets. Central location. Call (203) 269-9585 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances included. No pets. Must have good credit. $780. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD 2BR,1 bath, unfurnished. Quite neighborhood. No smoking, no pets. $950/mo. Call 203-697-0819. WALLINGFORD 4 RMs, 3rd Flr. Stove & Refrigerator. $700 plus security. (203) 949-9196 or (203) 715-0660 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 2nd Floor. Stove, fridge, heat & HW incl. $775 + sec. Call 203-430-4373 WALLINGFORD-1st fl, 2BR, 5 rm, EIK, new bath, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. No pets/ smoking. $1250 203-464-1847 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, off-st parking. Nice location. $895/mo. Call 203-634-1881



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

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690


MERIDEN $325,000 4 1BR units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details. Call Annemarie 203-235-3300

WLFD Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more $270,000. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618

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.


WLFD E. Side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2BA, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car gar., level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $319,900 Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD- Center of town, great location. Ideal for retail business. Call Bob Sprafke (203) 444-3407

WLFD Looking for an affordable opportunity to live in Wallingford? Don’t miss this West side Ranch on almost half an acre. $182,900. Chuck (203) 265-5618



WALLINGFORD-48 Allen Ave, 1st flr, 4Rm, 2BR ,off street parking, coin-op wshr/dryer, $925/mo, 1-1/2month security. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. Open Oct 1st. 203 430 6896


WALLINGFORD. 3 BR duplex, yard, off st parking. $1100 per month. (203) 738-9911 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. WLFD- 2BR, Appliances, laundry room, Section 8 approved. No pets. Security & credit check. 1st flr. 24 Meadow St. $875. 203-265-5980 Lisa.

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770


Giving You OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-4 Two family home in Bradley Park area. 1st FL boasts 1800sf, Large Master + 1 Bedroom. Fully renovated. 2nd FL is 1500sf, 2 bedrooms, updated. Hardwood floors. Fenced yard. Off-street parking 4+ cars. 43-45 Winthrop Terrace, Meriden $289,000


Clear answers during complex times. Call Lisa Golebiewski, Broker/Owner. 203-631-7912 Experience Makes the Difference!


PERSONAL service for your complete satisfaction. Call Frank Guodace Realtor. 860-301-7400 Experience makes the difference!


WLFD. 1 BR apts including heat & hw. Lease, sec, no pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101. YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.


Giving You WLFD REDUCED! $175,000 Lg 2 family w/store front. Possible 3 family house R6 zone. Separate utilities, corner lot w/some yard. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $120 per week plus security. MERIDEN lg. furnished rm. Private home, all utils included, shared kitchen & bath, nice yard. $550/mo or $140/wk. Call (203) 537-1772 Lisa.

MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300

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. MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate


Clear answers during complex times. Call Pam Sawicki-Beaudoin Broker/Owner. 203-623-9959 Experience Makes the Difference!

ROCKFALL-2 family home with 5Rm & 6Rm apts. 2400SF, 2 car gar., 1/2 acre, Main St. $250,000. 860-349-9848 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

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QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in curriculum. (CERT. # 023) WLFD Back on the market and lower price! Earn big $$ whten you take over this Filipino store, restaurant, deli. Great Rt. 150 location. Many established clients. $70,000. Maria 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Colonial East Side $499,000. For Photos & Details Call (203) 988-9819 Buyers Agent Welcome

Exciting opportunity for individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate excellent skills in the Spanish language and thorough knowledge of the Spanish culture. Must utilize active learning strategies that appeal to multiple modalities and learning styles. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary along with acknowledge and desire to work with high level students. Preference will be given to individuals with dual language certification.

CLOSING DATE: Sept 18, 2009 4:00 p.m. To Apply: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE


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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


UNITED FENCE Co. All types of fencing. Lic’d & ins’d. Free est. CT Reg 603790. (203) 634-1113

CARPET and upholstery cleaning. State of the art equip truck mount units. Call now for scheduling 203-269-9993.

CHILD CARE HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.


AUNT DOE’S Family Day Care Taking Applications for Full Time. Ages 1-5. CT License #55147 Call 203-213-2974 or 203-284-9121

CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060


S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355 ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817

Roll-Off Dumpsters 15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360

ATTORNEYS ELECTRICAL SERVICE 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


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203-237-2122 EXCAVATING BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Grading & Lawn renovations, Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

CT Reg #564042

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

Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Carpentry, plumbing, elec, painting. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358

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


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

DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446


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


HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

203-237-7129 203-530-7041 A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, hedge trimming, dumpster rental, tree shrub, debris removal, #584101. Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Pruning, Mowing, trimming, hedges. All lawn maint. Top quality work. Ins’d. Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

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



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OMEGA - All paving, seal coating, hot tar crack filling. 10% off. Free est. All work guranteed #0624631. 860-294-1184

JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Full service lawn care: Landscape design, pavers, retaining walls, planting, weeding flower beds, mulch, new lawns, lot clearing, yard cleanup. CT#619909 203-715-2301

BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT# 619909. Call Today. Call 203-715-2301


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



HOMETECH 203-235-8180


203-237-4124 an LLC co.

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

Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

Free Consultation 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



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


S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete* Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355

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Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

CROSS ROADS SERVICES Full Service landscaping Co. Hedge trimming, lawn renovation, Bobcat work. #553037. Call 203-627-8750 for estimate.


Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

DUMPSTERS CROSS ROADS SERVICES 12 yard Rolloff Dumpsters Avail for home or yard cleanups Labor avail. CT Reg#553037. Call 203-627-8750 for estimate.



Family run for 42yrs Siding, seamless gutters, windows. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 SAMMY Construction Quality Work. Carpentry, repairs, siding, roofs & more! 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481 CT# 619246

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

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co


ROOF CLEANING JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 SAMMY Masonry-Since 1977. Concrete, stone, chimney, stucco. All masonry. CT 574337. Ins. 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481

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


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

Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

POWER WASHING Empire Construction, LLC

POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514


Friday, September 4, 2009 — Town Times BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES MERIDEN Nice Corner Convenience Store for sale. Negotiable price. (203) 537-7420 or (203)-537-5403 HELP WANTED



Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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


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

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

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





PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 203-272-4216

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

203-237-7129 203-530-7041 HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

Safety Pruning & Removals! Special storm season pricing Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree

All Callers Interviewed Positions will fill up Fast!

860-329-0316 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mfg. Company seeks p/t individual with excellent phone skills to assist customers with orders and product information. Data entry and computer skills required. Knowledge of shooting sports a plus. Please mail or fax resumes to: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Fax - 860-632-1699

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75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.


WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

We Need You! Positions avail in 5 departments for our 3 locations. Must be 18 or older & able to start as soon as tomorrow. CALL NOW!


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LARGE Direct Mail Company has immediate openings for FT & PT Telephone Representatives in our Inbound Call Center. Candidate should have prior customer service exp, a clear speaking voice, typing & computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. $10/hour to start. Apply in person to Speed Staffing, LLC, 500 So. Broad St., Meriden, Entrance E, between the hours of 8am-4:30 pm. Resumes may be faxed to 203-379-0965 or emailed to GENERAL HELP


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Looking for fun/exciting guys & gals to work in factory outlet. Full time and perm work avail. No exp. nec. We train. ● Customer Service Reps ● Appointment Setters ● Manager Trainees

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NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS Warehouse Worker Assembler Quality Assurance Entry Level Admin For more info call 203-379-0507 CT Personnel

Now You Can Apply Online! Security Officers Wanted Floater - All Shifts FT/PT Positions New Haven, Middletown & the surrounding areas. For Fastest Response Apply online NOW! or visit us Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 4pm at 321 Research Pkwy Meriden 800-931-9696 THANK YOU! For Applying Online

SECURITAS SECURITY SERVICES USA, INC EOE M/F/D/V PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6AM-9PM, flex. & weekend hrs. Earn $12+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp. PHARMACY CLERK Tues & Weds 8am-1pm Apply in person Hancock’s Pharmacy 840 East Main St., Meriden


Local Company - All shifts. $8.50-10/hr. Machine Op or Assembly experience a plus. Contact HCM (203) 634-8427 GYMNASTICS - Team Coaches, Tumbling & Class Instructors. Competitive Pay. CT Gymnastics / Wallingford 203-269-7464

Home Health Aides Meriden/Wallingford Area Exc hourly rate. Must have car. Call Tracy (203) 281-5500 VNS, Inc. of So CT LABORER/ROOFER No experience necessary $8/hr. Call 860-349-6597 PAINTING FT Painters and subcontractors for residential and commercial work. Call 800-778-9885 x 1279

CNA/HHA Ophthalmology Eyecare Technician Position Hamden/Branford/Cheshire Experience preferred but not essential. Full Time 40 hr workweek. Candidates must be personable, motivated, reliable, with a friendly, positive attitude, and team spirit is essential. Excellent compensation/benefits. Fax resume 203-281-2742

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NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

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SALES/PROJECT MANAGER Filling 20 Positions Immediately Owens Corning Nationwide Contractor. Specializing in storm restoration. $100k income poss. Will train. Jeremy 866-932-9739 SEASONAL HELP 20 hours per week 3 PM to closing. Monday - Sunday. Apply https: Southington SHORT ORDER Cook & Waitstaff. Experienced. Flex hrs, all shifts. Good pay. Friendly atmosphere. Call 203-500-5259 TEACHERS- FT for 2 yrs old & up, Structured setting. Will train. Organization & dependability a must. Flex hrs. Benefits. Denise 203-269-2266 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




WAITSTAFF & COOKS WANTED For all shifts including overnight. Minimum 3 yrs exp. Must have reliable transportation. FT/PT. Contact Jim (860) 505-8320

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Ideal Location Ideal village location from which the farmer’s market, village shops, schools, library, parks, churches, and fair are all just a short healthy walk. Home offers 2 fireplaces, spacious kitchen, hardwood floors, views and large rooms. $205,000. Call Berardino Realtors 349-0344 for more information!

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Better than New! Beautiful, better than new, 10 room East side home on 2.6 private acre site located at entrance to state forest! This home features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2 car garage. An outstanding value at $420,000, we highly recommend viewing! For a private showing or more information, please contact agent at 349-0344.

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Beautiful Colonial on quiet cul-de-sac! Enjoy sweeping views from the covered front porch. Large deck overlooking level backyard abutting open space farmland. MBR w/full bath, comfortable living room w/fireplace, formal dining room and 1st floor family room. $419,900. A must see! Call Berardino Realtors 349-0344 for more information!



New Listing! Beautiful Ranch close to golf course, park, and highways. Featuring a huge remodeled kitchen w/stainless steel appliances & island, large living room w/FP and hardwood floors throughout. Perfect starter home or for those looking to downsize. Call Berardino Realtors 349-0344 for a private showing.

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Without Compromise Truly the finest Durham home offered under 700k. Thoughtfully designed flr. plan & brilliantly executed workmanship combined to satisfy those content w/ only the very best. An inviting great rm. space delights as it opens to the kit. & outdoor patio. This one owner residence has been meticulously & lovingly maintained. This fine home is situated comfortably on almost 2 acres surrounded by Durham’s renown countryside. Call Berardino Realtors 349-0344 today for a private showing.


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Relocation Sale

Immaculate 2800 sq. ft. home in turnkey better than new condition! This important residence features granite countertops, hrdwd flrs., MA suite w/vaulted ceiling plus 3 more BRs, a spacious bonus room, & an oversized 2 1/2 car garage. An exceptional value being offered by relocating owner for just $499,900! We highly recommend viewing this fine property exclusively represented by Berardino Realtors, please contact agent 349-0344.

Estate Sale Just listed! 3 Bedroom Ranch on almost an acre of land. Located between Peckham Field Park and Recreation area (500 yds), Powder Ridge Ski Area (1000 yds), Lyman’s Orchards (1000 yds) and two Golf Courses (600 yds & 1 mile). Handyman special. $225,000. Call Berardino Realtors 349-0344 for more information.



Custom Brick Ranch

Custom built 4 bedroom brick Ranch located in a quiet neighborhood. This home offers a MBR w/bath, living room w/FP, 3 season sun room & 2 car garage. All situated on a beautiful level lot for only $309,900. Call Berardino Realtors 349-0344 for more information!

To put our proven talents to work for you, call Berardino Company at (860) 349-0344 or visit us at 40 Main Street, Durham. (Next to Dunkin’ Donuts)

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Friday, September 4, 2009 By Stephanie Wilcox Town Times Reporter Stephanie Wilcox took this photo while flying over Middlefield accompanied...