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Wright officially resigns his position as Newington mayor By Alex Syphers Staff Writer
Newington’s municipal leadership went through a change of hands Monday night, as Mayor Jeffery Wright officially announced he was resigning from his position in order to pursue a career opportunity in Texas. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this town. There are great people in the town of Newington,” Wright said. He spoke briefly to the crowd of onlookers who had gathered to see him go, joking that he hoped he would not become emotional. As he began his resignation, Wright paused to hold back the tears forming in his eyes in a display of emotion not usually seen in the normally resolute politician. “It has been a pleasure to serve with all of you …,” said Wright to the council. “I feel that I have
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always stuck to my guns and what my beliefs are.” “This has been an excellent opportunity for me being the mayor of Newington. I put it up there with being a father and a United States Marine,” he said. Rumors of the resignation had been swirling through the town for the past few weeks only to be confirmed by the meeting’s agenda, released Friday, which stated the council would be accepting the resignation. Wright’s resignation was unanimously accepted by the council. “I would just like to thank Mayor Wright for his dedication to this town. I think with his leadership over the past three and a half years he has clearly raised the bar for anyone who sits in that chair …,” said Councilor Alex Syphers Meg Casasanta, “I appreciate your After announcing his resignation, former Mayor Jeffery Wright, left, tries mentorship, I appreciate your to hold back tears as he shakes the hand of new Mayor Mike Lenares, SeeSee Mayor, Page 4
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NEWINGTON POLICE BLOTTER Felix Betancourt, 38, of 9 Newman Ave., Waterbury, was charged Feb. 11 with larceny in the sixth degree, misuse of plates, no insurance and suspended license. Jose Burgos, 22, of 185 Lawrence St., Hartford, was charged Feb. 13 with violation of probation. Vincent Carey, 64, of 204 Church St., Newington, was charged Feb. 13 with failure to appear in the second degree. Lee Bozeman Jr., 20, of 238 Rocky Hill Ave., New Britain, was charged Feb. 13 with larceny in the sixth degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree and interfering with a police officer. SherryAnn Liappes, 24, of 51 Pine St., Newington, was charged Feb. 17 with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Carmen Gunn, 32, of 265 Ward St., Wallingford, was charged Feb. 18 with cell phone violation and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Dennis Murphy, 51, of 261 Main St., Newington, was charged Feb. 23 with sexual assault in the second degree and illegal distribution of a narcotic. Melinda Head, 46, of 2660 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, was charged Feb. 23 with disorderly conduct. Michael Buckley, 22, of 2660 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, was charged Feb. 23 with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Daniel Lennon, 23, of 48 Pleasant St., New Britain, was charged Feb. 24 with driving under the influence, operating under suspension and improper turn. Szymon Dola, 22, of 24 Woodbury Circle, Middletown, was charged Feb. 24 with failure to appear in the second degree. Kevin Williams, 51, of 2660 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, was charged Feb. 25 with larceny in the third degree. Jamell McDonald, 28, of 14 Clark St., Hartford, was charged Feb. 25 with driving under the influence, misuse of plates and traffic light violation. Keith Horbacewicz, 32, of 198 Atkins St., Middletown, was charged Feb. 25 with failure to
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appear in the second degree. Joseph Andrews, 18, of 48 Moylan Court, Newington, was charged Feb. 25 with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. George Jacobs, Jr., 32, of 51 Webster Court, Newington, was charged Feb. 27 with assault in the third degree and disorderly conduct. David Hinds, 59, of 50 Jezierski Lane, Thompson, was charged Feb. 28 with assault in the third degree on an elderly person, and breach of peace. Brian Blumenthal, 34, of 11 Williams St., Wethersfield, was charged Feb. 28 with violation of probation. Brenda Figueroa, 39, of 4 Baldwin St., Hartford, was charged Feb. 28 with larceny in the third degree, identity theft (four counts), forgery in the first degree (four counts), conspiracy to commit larceny in the third degree, conspiracy to commit identity theft (four counts), and conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree (four counts). Michael Probulis, 20, of 5 Howe Road, New Britain, was charged Feb. 28 with violation of a protective order and threatening in the second degree. Cheryl Bechard, 46, of 107 South Burritt St., Windsor, was charged Feb 28 with driving under the influence and following too close. Reymar Resto, 21, of 17 Cherry St., East Hartford, was charged Feb. 28 with larceny in the second degree and conspiracy to commit larceny in the second degree. Denny Burns, 36, of 86 Judd Road, Coventry, was charged March 1 with robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, larceny in the fifth degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the fifth degree and carrying a dangerous weapon. William Montalvo, 26, of 384 Broad St., New Britain, was charged March 1 with larceny in the second degree. Joerica Montalvo, 29, of 15 Grand St., New London, was charged March 2 with failure to appear in the first degree. David Saucier, 53, of 1680 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield,
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Poor Choice, Poor Location To The Editor:
I am writing as a concerned parent and citizen of Newington about the proposed cell tower site on the grounds of the Anna Reynolds School, located on Reservoir Road. I was shocked to recently find out that this proposal was approved by both the Board of Education and the Town Council. I contacted some of these members and they were clueless as to exactly where the site would be located on school grounds. Picture this: a 120-foot tower situated on school property, literally in the backyards of area residents, in this otherwise quaint residential neighborhood. High voltage tension wires already run through this area. Do we want more potential health hazards and repulsive structures in this area? Have our officials done their due diligence and considered the numerous studies conducted addressing the possible negative effects of microwaves and any other adverse environmental effects generated by these towers? Have they thought about the possible health issues imposed upon on local residents, as well the developing brains of children sitting in nearby classrooms five days a week? What about the effect on property values, already under pressure in a weakened real estate market? Have all of these concerns been properly considered or is this more about a few dollars of rental income that the tower may generate? If you are in agreement with me on these concerns, please contact our local state Rep. Sandy Nafis, at (860) 666-9287, and voice your concerns. You may also address your objections to Daniel F. Caruso, Chairman, Connecticut Siting Council, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051 (860-827- 2935). Greg Solari Newington
Newington reacts to Malloy budget By Alex Syphers Staff Writer
The release of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s $39.9 billion biennial state budget proposal in February has met with mixed reaction in Newington. The proposal slashes parts of Newington’s revenue stream, which has left the town struggling to find fiscally sound ways to fill the void, yet, keeps grants vital to funding the town’s education system. “We were concerned that there would be a lot of reductions across the board in a lot of state grants, including education,” said Town Manager John Salomone. “Generally the governor keeps steady all the education grants.” Easing the minds of many Newington public officials, Malloy’s budget proposal keeps the Education Cost Sharing grant intact. The ECS is one of the largest grants, providing $1.9 billion in municipal aid across the state. The ECS grant was kept in full due to a one time federal emergency grant of $271
Mayor Wright resigns, Lenares takes over Continued from Page 1
friendship, and more importantly as a councilor and a resident, I appreciate your leadership.” Following Wright’s resignation the Deputy Mayor, Republican Mike Lenares was sworn in as mayor and in accordance with the town charter elected Councilor Scott McBride, a Democrat, as the new deputy mayor. “My choice to cross party lines may not be textbook politics but it is textbook Newington,” said Lenares. The vacancy left in the council, due to the new appointments, was filled by John “Jay” Bottalico, a Republican. Wright left the council meeting after the new mayor and deputy mayor where sworn in. Upon leaving he left one piece of advice, keeping in line with famous fiscally conservative ideals. “Just do what you think is right, if it’s popular or not, and keep the taxes down,” he said. Wright announced that he had made to decision to resign after being offered a position as a financial director for Sun Life Financial in Houston, Texas. He will be responsible for life insurance sales in southeast Texas and Louisiana.
He thanked his wife Maria and two sons who sat in the audience for allowing him to accept the position and move the family. Wright has served as the mayor of Newington since 2007. Last fall he ran as the GOP candidate for the State Treasurer seat, proclaiming himself “Connecticut’s Cash Cop”.
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He lost to Democrat incumbent Denise Nappier. The appointment of John Bottalico has not swayed the council’s party lines; there will continue to be three Republican councilors and five Democrat councilors. Bottalico has served on the council in the past as recently as 2009.
million. Newington will receive $12.6 million in funding through the ECS grant. One of the more drastic changes in the 2012-2013 budget proposal was Malloy’s decision to cut the state Manufacturing, Machinery and Equipment Payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program. In the town of Newington this means a revenue loss of $759,000, according to the state. For the last 20 years, the MME Pilot has encouraged the expansion of manufacturing in the state by allowing the tax free purchase of new equipment and machinery. The state would reimburse the municipality in which the manufacturer was located for its loss of tax revenue. With a solid manufacturing base, Newington is one of the top 20 municipalities who receive the largest reimbursement from this fund. Last year the town was reimbursed $759,000, and with Malloy proposing the cut to the MME Pilot, the town of Newington stands to lose that revenue stream. “On the other hand there are opportunities to increase the revenue in other areas,” said Salomone. He stated that the property conveyance tax, a tax placed on the transfer of property, is proposed to be doubled. Currently Newington’s conveyance tax rate is .25 percent under Malloy’s new budget. The tax would increase to .5 percent. The state projects the town of Newington
would receive about $400,000 in additional revenue from the increase in the conveyance tax. Yet, Salomone says he is still skeptical about the proposed revenue figures the state has released. “Here’s the caveat with it,” said Salomone, “that projection is based on past history; it is not based on the future. To get that extra $400,000 we have to have a lot of property sales over the year.” If the market stays flat, said Salomone, that number may not be realized. Large property transfers such as manufacturing companies can also skew projected numbers. “There is a little gray area in that part of the reimbursement,” he said. Malloy has also proposed the sharing of 1/10th of a percent of the state sales tax with the municipality in which the sale was made. Newington is projected to see a gain of $175,000 due to the sharing, but Salomone said again, he is not comfortable with the state’s projected revenue increases. Other areas of proposed revenue streams, such as an increase in the state hotel tax to 14 percent, have turned out to be disappointing. The town is estimated to only gain $10,000 in revenue from the tax increase. “I thought it would be more. We have a lot of motels … and we have a lot of rooms and I thought that was very low number,” said Salomone.
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Town Council votes on health benefits for retirees By Alex Syphers Staff Writer
The Town Council voted unanimously to create a trust fund for the retired town employee health benefits program Tuesday night, in the hope that the new program will defer costs and establish an annual cost estimate for the benefit program. The new trust fund, which will be handled by UBS Financial Services Inc., separates the active town employee health benefits fund from retirees’ health benefits fund, known as Other Post Employment Benefits. The trust fund will be invested into the stock market for a
potential return. The incorporation of OPEB into a trust will not change the town’s health benefits. The town of Newington will continue to provide health benefits to its former employees up to the age of 65. In the past, former town employees’ benefits were funded on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. Retirees filed medical claims through Anthem Blue Cross which then charged the town. This system restricted the town, said Newington Town Manager John Salomone, because there was no accurate way to estimate the cost of funding the town’s retirees
health benefits and no way to estimate what needed to be allocated for future costs. This could have been potentially devastating if there was an adverse experience within the system causing an increase in claims; the town could have been blindsided by an influx of medical bills. By creating the OPEB trust program, the town hopes to establish a liability, or the yearly cost to provide benefits to the group. This provides the town with an idea of how much it is spending and needs to spend each year. Milliman Inc., an actuarial company hired by the town, estimated that the new retirement benefits
trust fund will require the town to make an annual contribution of $1.8 million. This will have a $200,000 impact on the town budget, as Milliman Inc. estimated that the town currently spends $1.6 million on its retirees’ medical benefits each year. “If we didn’t set up this trust we would end up paying more in,” said Town Finance Director Ann Harter, adding that the real benefit of the program is in the long term. By investing the $1.8 million into the stock market, at an estimated 8 percent interest rate, it would cost the town $20 million to cover the health benefits over the next 30
years. If no trust was established and the OPEB funds are placed in a savings vehicle, Milliman Inc. estimated that the accrued liability over 30 years could have been in the $30 million range. According to Harter, this $10 million difference, between the trust fund and savings vehicle, is due to the fact that the average interest rate found in most savings programs is only 4 percent. “By setting up the trust we will get a greater return on our contribution,” said Harter, “thus reducing the total liability.” The OPEB Committee in town will work with UBS to help oversee investments, Harter said.
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Stop & Shop customers help raise more than $9,400 to fight hunger in Newington
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has announced that customers who shop its stores in Newington, helped raise more than $9,400 through its annual Food for Friends program. The money was donated to the Newington Department of Human Services to help provide hunger relief to area residents. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support from our customers and associates for Food
for Friends,” said Suzi Robinson, a spokesperson for Stop & Shop. “We exceeded the amount raised in 2009 by 40 percent. Even a tough economy could not dampen the spirit of giving that exists with the associates and customers in our communities.” Stop & Shop set a new record in 2010 with its 21st annual Food for Friends campaign and raised more than $2 million. Sixty percent of the funds were distributed directly to hundreds of local food
pantries adopted by stores in each community; the remaining funds were allocated to regional state food banks. The Food for Friends program ran in all 392 Stop & Shop stores from Oct. 29 through Dec. 10. Customers donated $1, $3, or $5 “paper turkeys” at their local Stop & Shop. Customer contributions accounted for 90 percent of the $2 million; Stop & Shop contributed $500 per store.
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Bidding in good spirits
The Saint Mary’s 3rd Annual Wine / Beer Tasting and Auction was a huge hit on March 4. There were dozens of items up for bid between the silent and live auctions, as well as great drinks to sample from various local vendors. All proceeds benefit the students of Saint Mary’s School.
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‘I don’t want anyone to leave unhappy’ Volunteer of the year Bob Seiler exemplifies the spirit of giving back By Alex Syphers Staff Writer
The most important aspect of his volunteer work, said Seiler, is making people feel happy when they come to the food bank. “When people first come here they feel uncomfortable, and the most important thing we have to do is get rid of the uncomfortable feeling for them,” said Seiler. “If you make it an event and you let them think about laughing at you, they feel a whole lot better.” Seiler started putting posters like “Turkey Town” on the box truck that is used to deliver turkeys during the Human Services’ Thanksgiving Food Distribution and “Pie Place” on the tent where the pies are handed out. “I don’t want to anyone to leave unhappy,” said Seiler. You can spot Seiler during Thanksgiving with his famous
headgear crocheted for him by a thankful recipient of the food distribution. It is a winter hat with a plump turkey sitting on top. On that day he is known as “Turkey Bob.” “That is the true award,” said Seiler. “It means that I truly helped someone if they took the time to make that for me.” Originally a Hartford native, Seiler remembers spending most of his high school career working odd jobs to earn an income for his family. His father was a disabled World War II veteran and unable to work. The responsibility of supporting the family rested with Seiler and his mother. “You have to have been there and to live through it. You can appreciate how people feel when their back is against the wall,” he said. Seiler is a man of many backgrounds and titles, all of which, he says, help him in his volunteer
work today. To just say Bob is a volunteer is not telling the whole story. In addition to his daily devotion to the Newington food bank, Seiler is also a 12-year member of the Newington Kiwanis Club, chairman of the Newington Fire Department Board of Commissioners, and president of the Newington Veteran Firefighters Association. Seiler moved to Newington after college. He was immediately attracted to the Newington Volunteer Fire Department and joined in 1968, he says. He later went on to join the Newington Police Department in 1972. Seiler has been an avid volunteer in Newington since his retirement from the police department in 1997. “The police department was a good career. But when you interact with people as a police officer, you leave half the people happy and half the people angry,” said
Seiler. “When you do volunteer work 99.9 percent of the people leave happy. Everything you do they act like you are giving them the world because to some of them it probably is. That helps to heal the scars.” Seiler’s impact on the community was clearly seen at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. The room was filled with representatives from all corners of Seiler’s involvement in the community including rows of Newington firefighters. “I was pretty surprised, I mean I didn’t need that, but it is very nice to be honored by the people that I work with,” he said. Seiler has no plans to stop devoting his time to the services throughout the town. “I encourage everyone to volunteer,” said Seiler. “Don’t sit around. If you rest you rust, and that is how you stay young even if you creak or ache.”
What does it mean to be a volunteer? What does it mean to devote your life to the well-being of others, whether it’s through the fire department or a soup kitchen? Some will never truly know that meaning, but if curious there is one man we can turn to in the hope of better understanding this meritorious breed. His name is Bob Seiler. Tuesday, Seiler was recognized by the Newington Town Council as Newington’s Volunteer of the Year for his selfless dedication to the town. Seiler is not a hard man to find. Walk through the Town Hall any given day, at any given time and he is most likely there, stocking the shelves at the Human Services food bank or making deliveries from Foodshare. You will know him when you find him. The man exudes heart. “We can say this is what we do and how we do it,” said Human Services Director Ken Freidenberg. “But Bob lives it and that rubs off onto many people in the community.” Seiler has been an avid volunteer with the Newington Human Services Department since 1997. It all started on a chance excursion, he said. He ventured to the food bank to see if he could help and he hasn’t stopped since. “The town has taken care of me, and I don’t mind giving back to the town,” said Seiler. “I get a big kick out of it.” Today Seiler’s reputation within the food bank is renowned. Every week Seiler devotes his time to planning and ordering the necessary items needed to stock the bank’s shelves. He also picks up the food from the food distribution warehouse, Foodshare, and delivers it to the food bank. “When he comes back with a deal, he is so happy he is like a little kid,” said Carol Labrecque, a social worker at the Human Services Department. She mentioned that Seiler recently returned from the Alex Syphers food share with boxes of detergent Bob Seiler, left, was nominated as Newington’s Volunteer of the Year. He stands with Ken Freidenberg and Carol Labrecque, both of the Newington Human and a big smile on his face. Services Department, in the food pantry he recently helped renovate.
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The microcosms of Newington’s elementary and middle school societies collided last Friday night in the halls of the Mortensen Community Center during the annual Super Hoopla basketball tournament. Scores of children and their families from around Newington’s school system gathered together to watch and compete in the tournament style basketball series hosted by the Newington Youth Adult Council. “It gives something for the kids to do. There’s not a lot to do in the town for the kids. It’s a cool way for the school to compete on a bigger scale,” said Tim Manke of the Youth Adult Council Each grade, ranging fourth through eighth, in each school of Newington’s four elementary schools and three middle schools, was represented by a team of three basketball players. The teams battled it out for hours to determine who was to become the best boy and the best girl team in their respective grade. The Super Hoopla tournament is hosted each year in an effort to raise scholarship money for Newington High School graduates. According to Manke, the Youth-Adult Council was able to provide three $500 scholarships to Newington High School graduates last year with the proceeds from the 2010 Super Hoopla. “It’s nice when we are able to give out scholarships,” said Manke, “and the
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scholarships are given out based on community service.” Each team had its own unique look, from decorated uniforms to face paint. They were ready to intimidate their opponents. Only one team per grade was to win. Alex Fretz, 18, a senior at Newington High School, was spending his third year volunteering as a referee during the hoopla. The half-court games presented their own unique challenges to referee, he said. With only three players per team there really were no zones, making the games Rob Heyl somewhat of a free-for-all. “Its unique that it is all different age At Newington’s “Super Hoopla” at Mortensen Community Center, fourth-grader Rachel Thureson from John Paterson School shoots. groups that come together as one.” said Fretz, “They may not be the best players, but they are all with their friends and they get along. It’s pretty much a day of having a good time with some competition.” All the teams, he said, conducted themselves in a sportsman-like manner. The Newington Police Benevolent Association donated $15 ITunes gift cards to the winning team from each grade. “I thought we would reward the kids with something special this year. In the past all the kids have gotten ribbons, I thought I would get the word out about the tournament,” said School Resource Officer Timothy Cunningham. The Key Club and National Honor Society members from Newington High School volunteered that night to provide face painting and manage a concession stand for the Super Hoopla. Concessions were provided by Newington Meat Market.
The ball finds MaKayla Dempsey in the open so she shoots. She is in the fourth grade at Elizabeth Green School.
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perishable food items, health care items and paper goods for the Newington Food Pantry. Scholarship donations are always welcome. The Old Time Fiddlers will provide musical enterRelay for Life of Newington, an 18 hour, overnight walk tainment after the meeting. Members may call Angela Sinnott a thon to benefit the American Cancer Society, is scheduled at (860) 667-0575 regarding trips offered by the Chapter. for May 20 and 21 at Mill Pond Park in Newington. We are currently seeking cancer survivors and their caregivers, as well as participants, to be a part of this heartfelt event. Cancer We’re seeking volunteers for the upcoming 8th Annual survivors and their caregivers are invited to come and walk the first lap of the event and are honored with a reception fol- Waterfall Festival. If yinterested in chairing one of the followlowing this lap. In the evening, there is a luminaria ceremony ing committees: publicity, fundraising, entertainment, contact in which white bags with candles line the track honoring our Val Ginn at (860) 571-0084. survivors, and remembering those who have lost their battle with cancer. Last year, Newington’s relay had over 500 participants and raised over $90,000 for the fight against cancer. If you would like be participate, contact Amy Lungu, event chair Mohegan Sun charter bus trip (21 and older) Saturday, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit relayforlife.org/newingtonct March 12. Bus leaves NHS parking lot promptly at for more information. 5:30 p.m. and departs casino 11:30 p.m. Tickets $30 per includes $15 bet voucher and $15 food coupon. Newington Midget Football, Cheer 2011 person Information contact: Beth Scalise @ (860) 666-7070 or Season Registration Newington Midget Football and Josie Fortuna @ (860) 665-9064 (make checks payable to Cheer 2011 Season Registration is now available. Online reg- “NHS Graduation Celebration”) istration is encouraged and once complete, print out all forms, and bring with all of your mandatory forms/documents to the field house at Newington High School from 8 a.m. to noon, Church of Christ, Congregational, United Church of Sunday, April 3. Visit newingtonknights.com for all details. Christ, 1075 Main St. Healing Service, which will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30; World of Understanding Book Discussion — Reading throughout the months of St. Mary Women’s Club March meeting will feature April and May, with the book discussion taking place a Communion Brunch after the 10 a.m. Mass Sunday, Monday, May 9; Bring Your Family — Ice Cream Social March 13. The brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 and Juggling Event; Our 2011 Lenten Calendar — Events p.m. at Elaine’s Restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike in which begin Wednesday, March 9, and ends Sunday, April Newington. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Michael Dolan, 24. (860) 666-4689. former assistant at St. Mary and currently vocation director for the Archdiocese and Chaplain at Trinity College and the University of Hartford. Tickets for the brunch are The citizens of Newington are hereby notified that effective $18. For reservations or information, contact Kim Breton at (860) 666-8873 or e-mail her at Breton2@cox.net. Join Friday, April 1, the overnight parking ban is no longer in effect. us at our brunch as we begin the celebration of the season This notice is pursuant to Town Ordinance, Section 18 18. of Lent.
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The Newington Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor a dance for Newington seventh and eighth-grade students from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the Mortensen Community Center located in the Town Hall, 131 Cedar St. The fee is $5 per student plus a non-perishable food donation. Refreshments will be available for sale. Dance will be well supervised; no re-entry once admitted. Students must show their school ID at the door. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 665-8666.
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Arleen Barlow will serve the Church of the Infinite Spirit at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 13 at the church, which is located in the Masonic Hall, 80 Walsh Ave., Barlow, RN, BSN, MA, CSC is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from St. Joseph College in Hartford. For more information, call (860) 646-5976. At 1 p.m. Barlow will offer a prayer medicine workshop. Fee is $20.
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The Martin Kellogg Middle School Drama Club will perform “Cinderella” in the auditorium at 155 Harding Ave., Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $8. Reserve seating will be sold in advance. Tickets will be sold at the door with very limited seating. For tickets or more information, call Lisa at (860) 666-5418, Ext. 308.
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Attention Teen And Young Adult Volunteers: UTCYMCA Wesley Kuhrt Youth Citizenship Award for Community Service Application due April 1, 2011. United Technologies Corporation and the YMCA of Greater Hartford are seeking nominees for their Youth Citizenship Awards. The awards honor the memory of the late Wesley A. Kuhrt, who was president of Sikorsky Aircraft and a former UTC Senior Vice President. The UTC/YMCA Youth Citizenship Awards are presented to young people ages 15 to 20, who have strongly demonstrated an ongoing commitment to volunteer service in their respective communities. Volunteer service may be through schools, hospitals, other non-profit organizations, or on an individual basis. The nominees must be enrolled in school or an alternative education program and is a current member of a YMCA in Hartford County, Connecticut, to include: Downtown (Hartford) YMCA, Wilson-Gray YMCA, East Hartford YMCA, Farmington Valley YMCA, Glastonbury YMCA, Indian Valley Family YMCA, TriTown YMCA, West Hartford YMCA, Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, New Britain YMCA, SouthingtonCheshire YMCA; or attended camp at Camp Woodstock YMCA or Camp Jewell YMCA.The Youth Citizenship Award recognizes up to 4 young adults. The recipients are publicly recognized at the YMCA of Greater Hartford’s Annual meeting being held on the evening of April 20 at The Hartford Insurance Company in Hartford. They will receive a $1,000 cash award and commemorative plaque. The award honors significant volunteer involvement. It is not intended to honor academic achievement or heroic activity. The deadline for applications is April 1. For an application and additional information, go to www. ghymca.org or e-mail Susan.Joyse@ghymca.org or phone at (860) 522-YMCA (9622) Ext. 2314.
On Sunday, April 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. St. Mary Women’s Club will present “The English Lady,” Maureen HaseleyJones. With a landscaping heritage that dates back to the 17th century, Haseley-Jones is a much credited and sought after designer and expert in all matters green and garden. Her regular segment as the “garden guru” on WRCH Lite 100.5 FM radio has earned her a wide fan base. The April 10 presentation, costing $15 per person, will be held at St. Mary School, 652 Willard Ave., Newington, and will include “coffee and…,” raffles and door prizes. For tickets or additional information, call Chylene at (860) 402-7219 NHS Presents, “The Drowsy Chaperone” Newington High School auditorium showtimes: Thursday, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for The Newington Area AARP Chapter No. 697 will hold ordering tickets is Friday, April 1. March 24, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. and its next meeting at the Joseph P. Doyle Senior and Disabled Saturday, March 26, matinee at 2:30 p.m., evening at 7:30 p.m. Center at 120 Cedar St. in Newington Wednesday, March 16, Tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Call Box Office at 1:30 p.m. Members are asked to make donations of non(860) 666-5611 ext. 182 for tickets Rita Bond will give a free visual presentation, “Designing for a Better Garden,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. Bond has a certificate in landscape design and has taught gardening courses for more than 10 years. She has designed gardens for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. For more information call the library at (860) 665-8700. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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Chorzepa takes third By Anthony Della Calce Staff Writer
NEW HAVEN — The long, grueling, tournament-laden journey is over. After hitting the mats week after week, weekend after weekend, area high school wrestlers concluded their season with the longest, most grueling tournament of them all Saturday: The New England Championships. All five area wrestlers competing have garnered their fair share of accolades this season and two more added to their haul. Newington’s Chris Chorzepa and Bristol Eastern’s Andrew Chase were place-winners. Chorzepa finished third at 152 pounds and Chase finished sixth at 112 pounds, becoming the first two-time New England placewinner in Bristol Eastern history. For Chorzepa, it was a successful first foray into the New England tournament. The sophomore lost in the second round Friday but reeled off six straight victories in the consolation bracket to take third. “It feels good,” Chorzepa said while sporting a wide grin showcasing his blood-splotched front teeth. “I beat some kids that are really tough. It feels great.” Chorzepa said he came into Saturday a lot more relaxed than he was Friday, which allowed him to get “psyched up that much easier.” The new mindset and the added energy paid off. “I thought Chris wrestled a great tournament,” Newington coach Marco Tirillo said. “Friday he looked a little nervous to be here for his first time. But he settled down on Saturday and he brought everything he had; wrestled five full, hard matches. He beat a couple kids that were looking to be place-winners.” For Chase, his performance at New Englands marked the end of a special career. The senior always has high expectations so, as someone who expected to place, he was a little disappointed with his finish. “I wrestled good [Friday],” Chase said,
“and [Saturday] … I don’t know, I didn’t wrestle as I should have. I lost a couple of matches that were close.” Chase lost 10-8 to Mike Mui of Hingham (MA) in the quarterfinals and then lost 6-1 to Matia Alverez of Hendricken (RI) in the consolation semifinals, both times ending his hopes of meeting up with Zach Bridson of Timberlane (NH). Bridson beat Chase last year in the 103-pound New England final and Eastern coach Bryant Lishness said Chase was looking forward to that potential matchup. However, Lishness had nothing but praise for what Chase has accomplished in an Eastern singlet. “He set a standard on his own that’s tough to live up to,” Lishness said. “I’m real proud of him. Two-time New England place-winner, I know that hasn’t been done at Bristol Eastern.” The senior Lancer made placing at the biggest meets of the season his business and he ran it as well as a Fortune 500 company. Besides placing at New Englands twice; he placed at the State Open twice, including a championship at 103 as a junior; and the Class L state championships three times, including a championship at 112 this year. Eastern’s Josh Dess and Plainville’s Kevin Spence also closed their high school wrestling careers at New Englands. Dess lost his two matches, both on Friday, while Spence picked up one win in the tournament. Nevertheless, both had a lot to be proud of after getting to a tournament they spent four years chasing. “Kevin wrestled real well,” Plainville coach Doug Fink said, “and definitely made Plainville and the coaches and the team members proud. He definitely ended his career with a bang.” Fink said Spence’s work ethic is an example for the young wrestlers at Plainville to follow. Lishness said the same of Chase and Dess. “They’re role models,” Lishness said. “We want the kids to emulate them and copy them.”
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a tap toward the net in traffic. The flurry was started by a hard shot from Valleau’s right by defenseman Jeff Rossman. The Sheehan keeper The Indians are onto the second round of the turned away the next 12 Indian shots on goal. Division III State Tournament. Newington-Berlin goalie Mike Reynolds wasn’t Fueled by a three-goal second period, and tested in nearly the same fashion. The Titans later a third-period hat trick by Matt Coco, the only official shot on goal came more than seven Newington-Berlin hockey team rolled past No. minutes into the affair. By that time, the Indians 12 seed Sheehan 7-2. Those three second period already had 10 to their credit. The Titans, howgoals came in a less than four minute span to bal- ever, seemed to have an opening to tie it up with loon a slim one-goal advantage into a 4-0 lead. 2:37 to play in the frame when Nick Capozzi was out in front of the defense. But Tony Dombrowski quickly closed, knocking the puck away before Capozzi could get off a shot. That supremacy continued in the second period. Four minutes into the frame NewingtonBerlin doubled their lead to two. On a Sheehan turnover in their own end, Hunter Blais sent a pass to Jordan Wacker who had only Valleau to beat. He did. A total of 1 minute 3 Samantha Burr seconds came off the clock before Newington-Berlin’s forward Zak Waznia (6) and Sheehan’s the Indians tallied their third goal of Mike Capozzi (10) chase Newington-Berlin’s Hunter Blais (11) the game. Brendon Richards broke who breaks away with the puck during the game on Monday free but was somehow stoned by the night in Newington. Titan goalie. But never giving up But despite building just a one-goal advantage on the play, Tremblay was in the perfect spot to over the first 15 minutes of action, the Indians capitalize on the rebound. Alex Ericson, on a feed were dominant from start to finish. from Andrew Richard, joined in on the scoring Newington-Berlin controlled the first period, party to extend the Indian lead to four. Sheehan setting the tone for a long night for the visitors caught some life late in the period, getting off from Wallingford. Newington-Berlin outshot six shots in the final three minutes — tripling Sheehan 16-1 over the first 15 minutes as nearly its output for the game. It was Aaron Grimaldi’s the entire first period was spent with the puck shot that sparked the late Titan burst. Grimaldi in the Indians’ possession. The Indians outshot scored with 4:44 to play in the period. It was just the Titans 39-13 for the game. But despite the the second shot of the frame for the Titans. They constant barrage, Titan netminder Will Valleau would manage just one more goal in the game (32 saves) was solid between the pipes, almost as Reynolds (11 saves) was up to the task when singlehandedly keeping his team in the game. he had to be. Coco scored two goals in a matThe Newington strike came on just the third of ter of seconds early in the third period to help those 16 shots. It came less than two minutes the Indians finish off the Titans. He picked up into the contest as Tim Ouellette put home a the third-period hat trick with a third goal off a rebound after Indian captain Alec Tremblay got Rossman assist with five minutes remaining. By JOHNNY J. BURNHAM Staff Writer
Newington students help win NERVA Two Newington High School students were members of the team that won the New England Region Volleyball Association’s (NERVA) Regional Championship on March 5. Their team, Husky Gold, beat several other teams from all over New England, winning the championship for the age 17 bracket. The two Newington students are Taylor Gallicchio, playing the libero position for the team and Ian Aprea playing middle hitter.
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GRAVER’S TREE CARE Tree Removals • Pruning • Storm Damage Stump Removals • Shrub Pruning
Bruce Graver – Licensed Tree Surgeon – Certified Arborist
•Water & Storm Damage Repairs •Free Insurance Estimates •Gutters, Ceilings, Walls, Flooring & Painting
155 lowrey Place, Newington, Ct 06111 Bus 860-666-5656 Cell 860-305-8839 Fax 860-665-1351 Voicemail 860-594-6965 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org An independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affilliates, Inc.
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FR ESTIMAEE TES
75 foot Bucket Truck
CHIPPER • FIREWOOD • LAND CLEARING STUMP GRINDING • TREE REMOVAL
860-529-8389 • 860-538-0980 Registration #608808
TUTORING Just Solve It Math Tutor
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Elementary School Middle School High School College Math Tutoring All Levels Luis A. Smith Rosario 860-833-6252 • email@example.com www.just-solve-it-math-tutor.com
155 Lowrey Place Newington, Ct 06111 Cell: 860-306-6040 Fax:860-665-1351 Direct Line: 860-594-6964 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mariaparker.prudentialCT.com
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY
AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING
Mull Bros, Inc. - We are a family business that’s been catering to your cooling & heating needs since 1945. We proudly install Lennox, American Standard, Weil McLain & other quality equipment (oil, gas & electric). We also service most makes & models. We are located next to the Wethersfield Post Office (behind the penguins and polar bears) at 61 Beaver Rd. 860- 529-8255
Dump Runs, Clean Outs, We Load It For You. Honest, Hardwoorking, Affordable. Max 860-916-5525
Full Service Remodeling - Windows, bathrooms and kitchens. All interior and exterior home or business remodeling and handyman service. You name it - I’ve done it! Excellent references and competitive rates with over 10 years experience. BBB Accredited. Call Mike 860-690-6505 or Kris 860-348-076 today for your free estimate. Fully insured and licensed. Lic #565969.
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING JP Bachand Basement Waterproofing - Reliable local contractor. Hatchway leaks, foundation cracks, sub-floor drainage systems, sump pumps & yard drainage. Fully insured, free estimates, written guarantee. Our 27th year registered with CT Dept of Consumer Protection (Reg #511842). Call 860-666-9737
CERAMIC TILE Len and Jeff Schaller - Fix leaky showers. Regrouting in tubs. Bath, kitchen tile installed. 37 years experience. Neat, expert workmanship. Repairs a specialty. Call 242-5805
CLEANING SERVICES Polish/English speaking woman can clean your house with care. 2nd cleaning 50% off for new clients only. Satisfaction guaranteed. Insurance Bonded. Call Kasia 860-538-4885
LANDSCAPING Landscape Professionals - Take advantage of our pre-season offer. Sign up for a season of lawn service and receive a free mowing, and $10 off your fall clean up price. Please call 860-916-5525. Ask to speak with Max. Landscape Professionals - Parking Lot Sweeping Equipment Work, Condo/Commercial Property Maintenance, Lawn Service, Landscaping, Spring Clean Up and Clean Outs. Please call Max 860-916-5525.
PAINTING Top Job Painting - Complete prep work, interior and exterior painting, insured, free estimates. CT LIC: #HIC0621244. 23 Fern St., Rocky Hill. 860-978-0190, 860-721-7274.
PLUMBING Positano Plumbing, Inc. - 31 years of serving Bristol and the surrounding areas. Specializing in all repairs. Plumbing & heating. Water heater replacement, boiler replacement. CT Lic #202691, 308931. For the best repair work in the area, please call 860-584-0012, 186 West St., Bristol.
ROOFING LA Rich, LLC - Master Elite Roofing Contractor with over 500 satisfied customers. Our workmanship is warranteed for 20 years by shingle manufacturer. Best warranty in writing. “Quality you can count on for years.” We do roof repairs, vinyl siding, windows, seamless gutters. Honest, competitive pricing. No hidden costs. Free estimates. Fully insured. Written warranties. Clean and courteous installers. CT Lic #565709. GAFELK ME #11852. 860-622-9800 or 860-747-4427. www.larichroofing.com
TREE SERVICE Total Tree Service & Landscaping, LLC - Fall Cleanup & Lawn Maintenenace. Commerical & Residential. 75 ft. bucket truck. Chipper, firewood, land clearing, stump grinding, tree removal. Registra-tion #608808. Fully insured. 860-529-8389 or 860-538-0980.
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NEWINGTON TOWN CRIER
Twin City Plaza Newington, CT 06111
Monday-Friday 8am-7pm Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 8am-4pm
Ph: 860-665-8288 Fax: 860-665-1458
OPEN 7 DAYS
- Giant Grinders come with FREE can of soda! BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
(on a hard roll) Bacon, Egg & Cheese ........................................................2.99 Sausage, Egg & Cheese .....................................................2.99 Ham, Egg & Cheese ..........................................................2.99 Egg & Cheese .....................................................................2.99
HOT GRINDERS GRINDER
Chicken Parmigiana .....................................5.99 Meatball Parmagiana ...................................5.99 Sausage & Peppers .......................................5.99 BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato)......................................5.00 Chicken Cutlet..............................................6.99
4.99 4.99 4.99 4.00 5.99
Pulled BBQ Pork ..........................................5.99 Grilled Chicken .............................................6.99
(marinara sauce or mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese)
(mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese) (mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese)
Turkish Kebob ...............................................5.99 (mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese)
Prices are approximate - (weight) Tortellini Salad............................................................. 4.99 /lb Macaroni Salad ............................................................ 2.99 /lb Potato Salad ................................................................. 2.99 /lb Tuna Salad .................................................................... 4.99 /lb Chicken Salad .............................................................. 5.99 /lb Seafood Salad .............................................................. 5.99 /lb Cole Slaw ..................................................................... 2.99 /lb Egg Salad ...................................................................... 3.99 /lb Antipasto Salad (ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone) ............................. 3.99 Chef Salad (roastbeef, turkey, provolone) .........................................3.99 Garden Salad .....................................................................1.99 add Grilled Chicken ............................................................add’l 2.00 (mixed greens, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers)
Turkey Breast.............................................. 5.00 Bologna........................................................ 5.00 Capicolla...................................................... 5.00 Salami (Genoa or Cooked).................................................... 5.00 Pepperoni .................................................... 5.00 Ham ............................................................. 5.00 Baked Ham (Virginia) .............................................. 5.99 Honey Ham ................................................. 5.99 Imported Ham ........................................... 5.99 Chicken Salad (all white meat)........................................ 5.99 Seafood Salad (crab w/ shrimp) ....................................... 5.99 Mortadella (Italian bologna) .............................................. 5.00 Roast Beef ................................................... 5.99 Sopressata ................................................... 5.99 Prosciutto.................................................... 5.99 Tuna ............................................................. 5.00 Veggie .......................................................... 5.00
4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.00 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.00 4.00
Boar’s Head................................................. 6.99
(includes: roasted peppers, pickles, onions, olives)
*Wide Variety of Meats Available to Choose From*
Italian (ham, salami, pepperoni) ............................................ 6.99 American (turkey, ham, bologna) ....................................... 6.99
ALL INCLUDE: mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese Upon Request: oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, onions, pickles, olives, roasted peppers, hot banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, fresh peppers, oregano, hot sauce, honey mustard, ranch, spicy mustard, yellow mustard, ketchup, horseradish.
SOUP of the Day Available *DELI CLOSES 1/2 HOUR BEFORE STORE CLOSING*
We accept Food Stamp Benefits
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