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According to her mom, lifelong Newington resident Ariana Gavrilis was singing before she was talking. Now the 21-year-old Zoo frontwoman is recording an album in New York City as winner of the Rockstar Movement Project. A Red Cross-sponsored foundation, Rockstar was seeking a role model musician in line with its “Music Not Drugs” motto. Ariana won over officials after they saw her perform on YouTube with her band The Zoo. “I would rather play music, listen to music and write music than take part in bad decisions,” Gravilis said. A nationally recognized cover band, The Zoo performs

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Recession driving many young adults to live with parents

Student loan debt, unstable economy leading to rise in so-called ‘boomerang kids’ By SCOTT WHIPPLE STAFF WRITER

Studying at the London School of Economics can generate lofty ambitions, particularly when one has youth and an attractive resume working for him. Mark Krosky attended the University of Connecticut where he majored in both economics and international business. The 21-year-old then moved on to London where he concentrated his studies on accounting for a semester. But the realities of a global economic slump caught up with Krosky, and millions of others his age, and work has been difficult to find in his field. He had hoped to land a starting position paying at least $60,000 after he graduates in June but this month he will return to his mother’s Rocky Hill home to live. Like many of his classmates, Krosky has lowered his career goals. He says now he’d settle for a part-time job. “There are 20,000 students at UConn, looking for part-time work” says his mother, Yvonne Krosky. “Mark tells me there are few jobs to be had.”

Her son is part of a growing demographic of adults 18 to 34 who, often for economic reasons, have moved back home with their parents. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that unemployment for adults younger than 24 is double the national mark of 9.1 percent. According to a recent Purdue University study, more than twothirds of parents in the U.S. are giving their grown children financial assistance, double the rate 20 years ago. An AFL-CIO study shows that only 31 percent of workers under 35 can both pay their bills and save money. In 1999 more than 50 percent could do both. The message seems to be that employment for younger adults is bleaker than at any time in the last decade. Twenty-six-year-old Tracy of Bristol has been living at home with her mother for two months. “It’s not the best arrangement,” she says. “I never really wanted to come home. My mother and I have our differences.” A former student at Central Connecticut State University, Tracy was living alone. But she was devastated when her fiance died in an auto accident last year. She dropped out of school and had

difficulty finding work. “I was bouncing around,” says Tracy, who asked that her last name be withheld. She recently found a sales job with a cable company and expects to be living with her mother for a while. “I have about $40,000 in college loans to pay off,” she explained. The reason for moving back home, however, is not always jobrelated. The U.S. Census Bureau offers data that show the trend toward moving back home started before the recession of 2007. There are various reasons for the trend, such as the higher cost of education and housing, and the tendency for younger people to marry later in life. According to the Census, the number of adult children living at home has been rising since 2000. Men 25 to 34 who are living at home rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011, while women of the same age went from 8 percent in 2005 to 10 percent in 2011. Katie Schmalberger, 25, of Berlin, cites lifestyle as a reason to return to the nest. Schmalberger says when Pfizer Chemical transferred her father from Connecticut to Kentucky the Schmalberger family relocated. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling

Green in 2009 with a degree in fashion, merchandising and design. Another relocation subsequently brought the family back to Central Connecticut. She later found work at a fashionable Connecticut mall store, with a starting salary of $34,000, and in a couple of years she was earning $52,000 working at a similar job in the Boston area. But she says she soon wearied of the frenetic pace and pressure to succeed. “At age 23, I was running a $12 million store,” she says. “It became too much for me. I was tense all the time. I’m still young, I thought. Why work this hard?” So she chucked the fashion merchandising life, cut back on her working hours and now lives at home. She says she’s content working as a counter manager at Nordstrom’s at Westfarms Mall. Dan Veronesi, 25, of Berlin, graduated from the University of Connecticut with a civil engineering degree and interned for an engineering firm in Fairfield County while still at UConn. He had hoped his internship would land him a permanent job. “Then in 2009 the economy tanked,” he says. With no job offer he moved back home with his parents and started looking for work. Veronesi eventually found himself employed by a company where employees came

to work grouchy, hating their jobs and their mean-spirited bosses. “And since the pay was less than I expected it blew my savings goals out of the water,” he says. Veronesi views his arrangement at home as a positive. He says his parents never hassle him and let him go his own way. They don’t even ask for rent. Earlier this year he landed a traffic engineering job with the state Department of Labor. Now he can salt away much of his $64,000 paycheck. “I bought myself an Acura TSX,” he says. “I have fewer responsibilities than someone who lives on their own. I can build up a nest egg — save for a home and my retirement.” Veronesi admits that living with his parents can cramp dating. Women will inevitably ask about his living arrangement. “I have a house in Berlin,” he tells her, “and two roommates.” And if Schmalberger’s male friends question her sparse cable TV package, she tells them, “My roommates are really cheap.” Most of Schmalberger’s single friends have jobs and are living with a parent or parents. “They’ve had their own places,” she says. “They know what it’s like to live on their own. Now they want to make sure next time around they’re set up for success.”

Newington High students selected for Northern Regional Music Festival STAFF REPORT

Seven Newington High School music students attended the prestigious Northern Region High School Music Festival Jan. 13 and 14. Students were selected based on a competitive regional audition held in November. They include Kayla Marcinczyk and David Karpf for Choir; Tori-Lynn Bell, Alison Boghosian, Camden Tatsapaugh, Alexandra Kubko for Band; and Ben Lostocco for Orchestra. “This is an impressive accomplishment,” said Stephen Brookes, director of instrumental music at Newington High School. “Our students went up against some of the best in the region, competing with high school musicians from towns west of the Connecticut River and north to the New York border. They prepared solos which they worked on for months.” The NHS students

met with other Northern Region musicians at New Britain High School for two days of rehearsal capped off by a Saturday evening concert. Conductors hailed from various states in the northeast and were university professors or professional conductors. The Saturday night concert provided the student musicians the opportunity to showcase their talent and hard work with family members and guests. “Now it’s back to work for our seven students, practicing and preparing for the All-State auditions,” said Brookes. This second round of auditions pits them against students from the entire state and takes place Feb. 4. If they are successful, the students participate in the All-State Festival, a three-day event at the Newington High School music students participating in the Northern Region High School Music Festival Connecticut Convention Center in include, front row, from left, Camden Tatsapaugh, Tori-Lynn Bell and Alison Boghosian, and, back row, from Hartford. left, Ben Lostocco, David Karpf, Alex Kubko and Kayla Marcinczyk.


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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants a solution to the “broken� way the state funds education without an influx of new money. As the task force he has asked to solve this puzzle nears completion of its initial recommendations, his budget chief has frequently reminded the members that more money cannot be their solution. “I just don’t see that happening,� Ben Barnes has said at multiple meetings. “It’s unrealistic,� echoed Sen. Toni N. Harp, D-New Haven, at the task force’s meeting this month. “As Appropriations (Committee) chair, I can say it ain’t going to happen.� The state will spend $3.7 billion on education this year, about one-fifth of the state’s total budget. The problem is that in order for the state’s funding formula to work as intended, it needs at least an additional $724 million each year, according to top state education officials. Malloy is hardly the first to promise to address the way public schools are financed. It’s been a theme among numerous task forces and officials over the years. But Malloy is not discouraged. “Who says we can’t?� he said in response to a comment that many think it would be impossible for the state to turn around its education system without an influx of additional funding. It’s a bold gamble on his part, and he’s got a deadline. If he loses and fails to allay the concerns of the funding shortfalls, a judge in Hartford Superior Court will get to determine how much the state spends on education. The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled the state is responsible for providing an “adequate� education, and sent the case to the lower court to determine if the state’s current level of funding is sufficient. Malloy said during a recent interview, “there will be plenty of time� to deal with this Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding lawsuit after he has a go at fixing the education formula. Malloy likely has two years before the Superior Court will hear the case and has yet to meet with the lawyers for the

plaintiffs. Connecticut is not alone in underfunding its education formula, Michael Griffith, a national school finance expert with the Education Commission of the States, told the task force recently. “The funding doesn’t match up,�he said.He said only five states fully fund their formulas, and this is because they have been the subjects of court rulings. But Malloy is depending on his school-financing panel to give him the solution on how to avoid

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Families have the opportunity to seek advice from a nutritionist, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, special education teacher, pediatrician and dentist all in one place — the Wethersfield Library. Through January and February they are offering their Parent-Child Workshops once again. “Basically we want to bring community services to families,” said Children’s Librarian Michelle Royer. “What we try to do is provide community resources for people who just have general questions.” Parents often wonder what the best breakfast to serve their picky eaters might be, why their 2-year-old isn’t talking yet, or how to ease fears of the dreaded trip to the dentist. Through a program sponsored by The Friends of the Library, they can meet with other families in town and chat with early childhood professionals to get the scoop.

The four-week program began in 2004 and runs every fall, winter and spring. It is designed for families with children ages birth-to-three. While parents intermingle, kids can play in the program room- there are building blocks, sing-alongs, puppets, and a variety of fun stations to keep them busy. Workshops are held Monday nights for families and Tuesday mornings for parents home with their children, with two specialists at each session. Brothers and sisters under five are invited to join in the fun as well. “Over the years, many children have been referred to special needs programs in Newington schools,” Royer said of one of the program’s benefits. Dinner is provided during the evening programs — Vito’s Pizza in Newington, along with fruit and crackers. Workshops are Mondays, Jan. 23 and 30, and Feb. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To register, call the Library at (860) 665-8720.

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Residents who attended informal hearings to dispute their revaluations received at the end of November, were mailed their new assessments this week. Nearly 400 property owners attended the hearings, presenting cases for a change in the value the town and revaluation company, Tyler Technologies, provided. Most people were seeking a decrease in their assessment out of fears that their taxes would increase. The Town Assessor’s office just indicated that 227 taxpayers, or 59 percent of those who attended hearings, had a reduced value as a result. 19.2 percent saw an increase in value, while 21.8 percent remain unchanged. Reasons for the changes vary. “For the minority of them it was database errors due to a conversion in the software system used,” Juda said Tuesday. “Some people felt taxes were too high without having a strong opinion on value,” he added. For others, there was a

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lows: Monday, Jan. 23 and Feb. 3 at the Wethersfield Community Center. Residents age 65 and older may schedule an appointment. A fee of $27 is due at the clinic. Home visits are also available for a fee of $45. People with diabetes cannot be served at these clinics, and should arrange to see a podiatrist for their foot concerns. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment in either Rocky Hill or Wethersfield, call the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2822. FREE GARDENING SEMINAR: A free gardening seminar will be hosted by Stonehedge Garden Center, 1616 Willard Ave., Newington, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at the center. Stonehedge Garden Center will host the first of many free garden seminars in the New Year. Speaker is Sue Redfern from Overdevest Nursery and she will be talking about Perennial Garden Design for Beginner Gardeners. She will discuss basic garden design, the best plants to start with along with unique specimen plant material to incorporate into your beautiful garden. Call the Stonehedge Garden Center (860) 6671158 or stop by the store to reserve your free spot. TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM: The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) invites the public to comment on its draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for FFY2012-2015. The TIP is a listing of all transportation projects in the Capitol Region that will receive federal funds in the next four years. The associated Air Quality Analysis (AQA) is also available for review. A public information meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the CRRA Recycling Center, 211 Murphy Road, Hartford. In addition, the proposed TIP and AQA will be reviewed by CRCOG’s Transportation Committee Jan. 23, and by CRCOG’s Policy Board Jan. 25. The Policy Board is also expected to vote on final approval of the TIP and AQA at its Jan. 25 meeting. All of these meetings will be held at the CRRA Recycling Center, 211 Murphy Road, Hartford, beginning at noon. Opportunity for public comment will be provided at each of these meetings. Copies of the proposed TIP and AQA are available from CRCOG at 522-2217, Ext. 210, or on the web at www.crcog.org. Written comments on the TIP or AQA may be submitted to: Karen Olson, Principal Transportation Planner, CRCOG, 241 Main St., Hartford, CT 06106, or by email to: kolson@ crcog.org on or before Jan. 23.The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will also be available for review during this period. Copies of the proposed STIP are available from CRCOG at 522-2217, Ext. 210, on CRCOG’s website, and on ConnDOT’s website www.ct.gov/dot/STIP or at ConnDOT. Written comments on the STIP or AQA should be sent to Maribeth Wojenski, Transportation Assistant Planning Director, ConnDOT, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546. WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL: Join the Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library for a Wine and Cheese Social from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27

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at the library. The evening will include entertainment, a tea cup auction, cheese, crudités, refreshments and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and may be purchased at the library’s Adult Information Desk or $12 at the door. Admission is restricted to those 21 years old or older. REV. EDWARD SHAUGHNESSY COUNCIL 3884 FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP — COUNCIL LEVEL: The Rev Edward Shaughnessy Council No. 3884 will hold Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14. They will compete within their own gender and age group. Council level winners move on to the district level in February. The competition will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. Mary’s School Gym (side entrance), Willard Avenue, Newington. Entry forms must be signed by the applicant and a parent and/or legal guardian. TROUT UNLIMITED FEBRUARY MEETING: Farmington Valley Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Stonewell Restaurant, Route 6, Farmington. Guide and experienced fly fisherman Cameron Cipponeri will give a presentation on fishing the Frying Pan, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers in western Colorado. Cameron is affiliated with Frying Pan Anglers in Basalt, Colo., halfway between Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Mike Motyl will be the featured fly tier. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and food and drink are available. For further details, contact Bill Case at (860) 678-7245. The mission of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect and restore cold water fisheries which include the Farmington Pequabuck, Scantic, Hockanum and Tankerhoosen Rivers, Salmon Brook, and many smaller streams which support trout and salmon. The Chapter’s projects include stream bank and flow restoration, river cleanups, the “Trout in the Classroom” program and fishing derbies for children. BOY SCOUT TROOP 347 TO HOLD BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE: Newington Boy Scout Troop 347 will hold a bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Fire House One, 1485 Main St. Bring your refundable bottles and cans to the back parking lot located on Walsh Avenue. The troop’s goal is to raise $1,000. For questions, call Mike Sirois at (860) 666-4375. Snow date will be Saturday, Feb. 18 at the same time and location. SWEET ADELINES QUARTETS TO DELIVER SINGING VALENTINES FEB. 14: For anyone looking for a unique and memorable Valentine’s Day gift, the Sound of New England Chorus has the answer. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sound of New England Chorus, an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International’s North Atlantic Region, will send quartets on the road throughout Greater Hartford and surrounding towns to deliver “singing valentines” — a cappella musical messages of love and friendship. They will travel to offices, schools, private residences (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. only), nursing homes/ assisted living facilities, restaurants and

hospitals, singing to spouses, parents, friends, children, even bosses. Pricing starts at $35 for two songs, a personalized card, and a plush teddy bear. Or, send one song by phone anywhere in the United States for $20. Order by Feb. 7 by calling 1-877-LUV-2-SING ext. 5, or email Valentines@SoundofNewEngland.org. A portion of the proceeds will benefit My Sisters’ Place in Hartford. The Sound of New England Chorus is a non-profit, award-winning Sweet Adelines chorus that fosters a cappella barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. This dynamic and entertaining female chorus is based in Bloomfield and rehearses every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Wintonbury Avenue. Visit their website at www.SoundofNewEngland.org for more information. ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY FUNDRAISER: The Newington High School All Night Graduation Party Committee will hold a fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Outback Steakhouse in Newington. Tickets are $20. Contact Lori Neu at (860) 6670706. Outback Steakhouse will provide the following menu: 6oz. sirloin plus 5 oz. chicken breast, homemade garlic mashed potatoes, choice of Caesar or ranch salad, honey wheat bread, soft drinks, coffee, or tea. NEWINGTON ART LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP: The Newington Art League has announced its new scholarship available to students at Newington High School. To qualify, applicant must be a senior male or female who has excelled in art while at NHS, and is intending to pursue a degree in art or art education. It is also based on financial need, academic performance, and artistic ability. For more information, call Jean Henry, head of the Scholarship Committee of the Newington Art League, (860) 667-7647, or contact Newington High School. SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED: The General Federation of Womens’s Clubs of Connecticut will be offering memorial scholarships to qualified women. Applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 average and must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study at an institute of higher learning. For more information, contact Maureen, of the Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club, (860) 666-5325. Deadline for return of application is Feb. 10. NEWINGTON ART LEAGUE: The Newington Art League will end the year with a holiday dinner at a member’s home. The next formal meeting will be the second Wednesday in March. Workshops for members will continue at the Art League Mondays, 9:30 a.m. and Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Three art exhibits, with many different styles and types of paintings have opened in town and can be viewed by the public during regular business hours. They are at The Chamber of Commerce, 1060 Main St., Tavern On Main, 1076 Main St.and Total Vision, 485 Willard Ave. The exhibits will continue through January. HEALTH DISTRICT SELLING BICYCLE HELMETS: With the holidays just around the corner, a great gift idea

for the active child or adult in your life is a helmet. The Central Connecticut Health District has been selling low cost bicycle helmets to residents since 1997. Currently, the Health District is offering bicycle helmets for sale. As with any athletic activity, safety should always be of primary concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury, resulting in 52,000 deaths, 275,000 hospitalizations, and 1.365 million people receiving treatment in emergency departments every year. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) account for TBI a third (30.5 percent) of all injury-related deaths in the United States. Many of these injuries can be prevented or minimized with the use of properly-fitted helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colors for children and adults, ranging from toddler sizes to adult XL. The cost for the helmets is $10. The bicycle helmets are available for purchase at the main office of the Central Connecticut Health District, 505 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield. For further information, contact the Health District at (860) 721-2822. THREE ART EXHIBITS: The Newington Art League has announced the opening of three art exhibits in three venues in the town of Newington. Two exhibits are on Main Street, the Chamber of Commerce, 1060 Main St., and Tavern On Main, 1076 Main St. The third is in Total Vision, 485 Willard Ave. The exhibits contain many different types of art done in various medium. All three are open to the public and

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NEW BRITAIN — The season may not have even reached a midpoint for many teams, but for the high school boys basketball squads from Newington and New Britain, Friday night’s meeting between the longtime rivals had the atmosphere of a state championship tilt. So closely matched were the two sides that neither could build a comfortable lead, never mind take a lead without the constant threat of being overtaken, so it came as no surprise that things would not be decided in regulation. Late-game lead changes aside, it ultimately came down to Newington’s Jorge Premto who scored 10 of the Indians final 13 points, including the game-winning layup on a coast-tocoast run to power his team to a scintillating 59-57 overtime victory. “I just wanted to make the play,” said Premto who finished with 18 points.“We love beating New Britain, we always have to step up against them. This environment was like a tournament game.” The victory, eighth in the last nine outings for the Indians (8-2), gave them a berth in the post-season tournament.

“This was a great game, and I’ve got to give New Britain a lot of credit, both teams played really hard,” said Newington Scot Wenzel. “We fought hard until the end and have to really hand it to Jorge [Premto],in the overtime, he took over the game and won it for us.” Traditionally, the two schools have always had hard-fought encounters and this one was certainly no different.Each team had some weaknesses, Newington’s failure throughout to be strong on defensive rebounds, often giving the Golden Hurricanes second or third shots, while the hosts passing game was not at the level of the Indians which meant a number of costly turnovers. Newington’s precise passing, especially in the opening half, gave them the luxury of finding outside shooters Zach Morris and Peter Feeney who combined for seven three-point buckets. New Britain was led by a balanced attack led by Sheveran WilliamsHardy (11 points) and Devonne Nolan (10 points) who were strong inside and equally lethal outside the key. The teams would trade points to close out the opening half, Mike Robinson hitting from the right side to give New Britain a 23-21 lead,

but the Indians again went on top as Morris hit his second three-point shot for the 24-23 lead. The hosts, however, had the final chance of the half with Williams-Hardy hitting a jumper at the buzzer to put the Hurricanes up, 25-24, after what was a entertaining and quickly played half as the teams were more interested in playing than fouling and calling timeouts. Despite a hiccup or two under their own hoop and failing to clear the boards, the Indians took full advantage of their chances to convert at the other end.Midway through the final stanza, they employed a 7-0 run to take charge, 49-44 as New Britain coughed up the ball a number of times and was forced to pay the price at the other end. “Both teams played well,” said ‘Canes coach Todd Stigliano who added that his team was stunned to have lost.“It was a great game, a great game to be a part of, I just wish we could have been on the other end. I told them [team] at halftime, this was going to be close,it was not going to be a 80-75 game.”The home side continued to make things interesting, going on a 8-1 run to take a 52-50 lead with 1:30 left on the clock as Curtis Hyman and Quadree Rollins each hit four points. Feeney proved

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New Britain‘s Muhammad Chislum, left, and Newington’s Tim Blair fight for a rebound during Newington’s 59-57 victory.

as cool on the charity stripe as he did from three-point land, hitting a pair of free throws to knot the score, 52-52 with 1:10 remaining. The Hurricanes had their chance at the line as Devonne Nolan was fouled and went to shoot one-andone only to miss his first,but he made up for it by stealing the ball after the Indians grabbed the rebound,laying it in for a 54-52 edge with 13.3 seconds left. Each team would have a chance at the line, but Feeney failed to hit the front end of his one-and-one as did Hyman, but Feeney managed to score on a layup with 2.1 seconds left, forcing overtime as it was 54-54 at the end of regulation. “We knew we had to come out hard against them [New Britain],” said Feeney. “Our 7-2 record, we knew they would want to knock us off, but it was our toughness, we were able to outlast them. In the overtime, our coach told us to get our bodies in there [on rebounds] and get the ball to Jorge [Premto]. The coach always wants him to have the ball at the end of the game.” In the overtime, Nolan opened with a bucket followed by WilliamsHardy who hit a freethrow, putting the‘Canes up,57-54,but then Premto hit a field goal followed by Matt Dean Mike Orazzi | Staff At right, Quadree Rollins, left, of New Britain High School and Newington’s Matthew Dean, battle for the ball during who scored one of two foul shots to knot the game with 2:02 remaining Friday night’s game.

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NEWINGTON TOWN CRIER

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