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The final hearing By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

The last of all science and sentiment in Newington’s Cedar Mountain controversy has been presented to the town and now officials have to make a difficult decision that will have a profound affect on the area. As of the final hearing Wednesday night, the Town Planning and Zoning Commission will have 65 days to vote on developer Toll Brothers’ proposed subdivision on the 73-acre mountain property. The Inland Wetland Commission

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will vote within 35 days, a period that began last week after its final hearing, when the Connecticut Environmental Review Team presented a long-awaited report on the plan’s environmental impact. The CERT report recommended that the town consider purchasing the property and turning it into an open-space preserve to deter any future development plans. This decision would satisfy the hundreds of residents who have been attending town meetings the past few months to share their concerns with the project. See CEDAR, Page 3

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PROPERTY TRANSFERS 2230 Berlin Turnpike: SA Challenger Inc of Newington to Salvation Army Inc, $2,175,000 on 07/22/2011 12 Deming Farm Drive Unit: Deming Street Assoc LLC of Newington to Edward J. and Judith M. Lynch, $531,601 on 07/22/2011 19 Fox Run Court, Unit 19: Demetriah L. Webster of Newington to Wendy A. Boloz, $205,000 on 07/26/2011

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18 Garvan St.: Katie E. and Jeremy R. Coy of Newington to David N. Michaud and Jaimie M. Linkovich, $190,000 on 07/19/2011

110 Steeplechase Drive, Unit 110: Michael and Margaret W. Casasanta of Newington to Steven Daddeo, $207,000 on 07/19/2011

20 Hopkins Drive: Lynn C. Vassallo of Newington to Igor and Anna Loktev, $177,450 on 07/19/2011

30 Valentine Circle: Paul T. Urban of Newington to Arthur D. Fredericks, $249,900 on 07/25/2011

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44 Oxford Drive: Michael Campbell of Newington to Allison B. Dias, $239,000 on 07/19/2011

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Cedar Mountain decision pending after meeting Continued from Page 1

“The impacts to wildlife from the loss of approximately 50 percent of this habitat should be expected to be significant,� read the report. It also offered suggestions for minimizing the impact the development would have on the mountain, if approved. Toll Brothers representatives prepared responses to comments made in the report as well as those from the town of Wethersfield’s Town Planner Michael Turner. Questions were addressed regarding traffic, blasting, drainage and the Homeowners’ Association to assume some degree of responsibility over the development. Their comments did not satisfy the public, however, who were anxious to have their final say as well.“After reviewing the CERT report there should be enough ammunition to deny this application,� said member of the Save Cedar Mountain group, Rick Spring, addressing the commission. Spring, along with Ettore Namias, presented a video to the crowd, much to the dismay of Toll Brothers’ Attorney Tom

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Regan. “This needs to be on the record for any judicial proceedings,� Regan interrupted, before footage of the views of the quarry and a couple of the wetlands within the property came across the projection screen. “We’re proposing to preserve Cedar Mountain forever,� Project Engineer with BL Companies of Meriden assured the crowd, referring to the 44 acres of open space to be donated to the town for public use. But it was the comments made in the 44-page report about loss of wildlife and archaeological finds that shook the room. “Development in the upland will result in outright habitat loss, affecting and changing the species composition of the upland area as lawn and pavement will replace the trees and shrubs that now serve as sources of food, cover and shelter ... the Cedar Mountain project area has a high potential for archaeological resources, including preContact Native American encampments and colonial era roads and paths,� it reads. Between the traffic, blasting and CERT reports, months of the developer receiving

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served on 26. Currently, they include the Editor’s note: By ERICA SCHMITT committees, Cohen is a STAFF WRITER Open the Space Committee, the Evaluation As the November 2011 elecchief advocate for preservCommittee of Town Manager, the Audit tions approach, the Newington ing properties like the old She’s been serving on the Town Council firehouse on Main St. that A Town Councilman Committee, the Insurance Committee, the Town Crier will run a series longer than any other member and Democrat she helped rescue from who has served for the School Building Committee, and more. of campaign profiles on canMyra Cohen, 86, wants to continue. For the demolition and renovating past two terms, He has also been a member of the didates running for Mayor, last 20 years, Cohen has dealt with Republican Red Cross, headed several state the Board of Education, Town the schools. a wide variety of issues that have David Nagel, organizations and managed the Council and Constable. The On that note, come across the Council cham65, has been creative and financial departments Newington Town Crier will children are bers and been a part of just about involved in of a number of non-profits - all make every effort to run another one every single commission. “It’s in almost every volunteer efforts. Being a part of opposing party candidates sideof her priorities. “We have my blood,” she says. “I’ve become type of cause all of these groups has taught him by-side but may not always to see that we very interested in things going on, I or organization to work with people on both sides have this opportunity. The of issues. “I have shown that I can don’t cut back like what I’m doing, and I have the in the region Newington Town Crier does work in a bi-partisan way for the funding on time for it.” at one time or David Nagel not endorse any specific politibest interest of Newington,” he our schools; She and her husband moved another. This cal party. Myra Cohen my three chilfrom New York City to Newington wide range of experience explained. Nagel said he doesn’t believe in dren got a in 1956. In 1976, she got involved in working with people, voting along party-lines. “I know I voted with a movement to keep Kimberly Rd. on very excellent education in setting policy and learning in certain instances for things that didn’t the West Hartford town line open. This Newington and I think we owe that to all procedures has made serving the needs of seem to be popular at the time,” he said, was what first brought her to Town Council the children here,” she said. “We have to be the Town Council come natural to Nagel, “but I have voted for what I believe is right meetings and sparked her fascination with sure that the education system stays intact.” and he’s looking forward to continuing if and what I believe it best for Newington town government. Now Cohen has a lengthy from talking to and listening to people On the issue of Cedar Mountain, Cohen re-elected. list of projects she has been a part of over has made herself clear. She hopes the town “I’ve always believed in public service and from town.” the years; like getting the senior center can find a way to buy the land. “It’s been In the case of Cedar Mountain, Nagel enjoyed the past two terms,”he said.“I want to continue to serve the town because I feel hopes the town decides to hold a public built and running, as well as beginning the hard on the sentiments of the Council and there are still things that can be done for a referendum on purchasing all or a portion Commission on the Aging and Disabled, the public,” she says. Cohen also hopes that common cause.” Nagel also has the time to of the land. “I think the best option would which she is still an active member of, along funding for the proposed Busway doesn’t go through,but is sure it will anyway.“I just don’t participate, as he is now retired after work- be to have it bonded,” Nagel said. He would with the Youth-Adult Council. ing for the East Hartford school system also like more to be done for the senior “I’m very concerned about our senior pop- see how it benefits Newington,” she said. ulation and our low-income population,” she When it comes to voting, Cohen isn’t for 35 years. For Hagel, retirement doesn’t citizens in town. said. “If funding disappears … we have to swayed by party politics. “I’m not going to Nagel has been a Newington resident for mean kicking his feet back and relaxing. He keep in mind protecting these communities, vote for or against something if it’s not what I works on and is a Council liason for NCTV, the last 25 years and feels very connected the town has to make sure people don’t fall believe in,”she said.“I think people feel that I and also serves on a variety of sub-commit- to the town. “I’ve learned the concerns of through the cracks.” say it like it is, I have no ulterior motives, I’m tees. He’s lost track of how many at this people and I’ve always felt that one should Also a frequent member of project building open and I listen.” point, but remembers at one time having pay back to the community they live in and help out,” he says. “As a citizen Sept. 1 Sept. 16 Oct. 1 Oct. 15 Nov. 5 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 that has appreciatFordham Iowa State Western Michigan South Florida Syracuse Louisville Rutgers ed the wonderful Homecoming things that have happened in this town, I want to help them survive.” As former President of the Newington Historical Society and current board member, many of these ‘things’ Nagel hopes to protect have a long history in town. “I think we should preserve and improve our infrastructure in town- it’s a never ending thing,” said Nagel. “We need to make sure our parks, facilities and historic houses are preserved and find the funds to mainReserve your seats today at UConnHuskies.com or call 800-745-3000 000 tain them.” By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

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Newington spices up Craft Beer and Chili Challenge By LIZ NEWBERG STAFF WRITER

The spice and flavors of chili and craft beer took over Rentschler Field on Sunday as the empty stadium waiting for football season was brought to life with CPTV and WNPR’s Craft Beer & Chili Challenge. One Newington restaurant competed in the cook-off to benefit local programming for CPTV and WNPR. Fat & Happy competed to bring home the coveted “People’s Choice” award. While they didn’t win, the event was not about winning or losing, it was about getting their name out and enjoying the friendly competition with other local restaurants. First Place for chili was taken by The YardeHouse Tavern of Enfield. In the beer category, Blue Point Brewing Co. of Long Island won first. “We had a blast and everyone loved it,” said Fat & Happy Manager Dave Moreau. “A lot of people didn’t know who we were before and now they do.” New Britain’s Jonas TePaske and Eric Gaier were eager participants in the day. “We heard about the festival listening to NPR,” Gaier said. “We are big fans of beer festivals and when the ticket sales go to support NPR it’s a win/win.” His cohort TePaske agreed, saying, “I can’t think of a better way to spend my Sunday.” After tasting Fat & Happy’s

bison chili, the pair said the spices and flavor combinations were above par but the substance was overwhelming and very meaty. According to Moreau, the competition chili has a bison base, infused with Newcastle beer, chipotle, spices and even chocolate. As per competition standards, no beans were used. “I started cooking the chili early this morning and brought it here,” said executive chef Joe Rinaldi. The Fat & Happy booth was a family affair, with Rinaldi’s wife Jenny and sister Alicia Pitocco not only helping serve chili during the challenge, but also stepping out to greet customers and hand

out menus. WNPR’s own Chion Wolf , who attended the event, knows a thing or two about chili. She grew up going to chili festivals with her father whose “South Philly chili” was award-winning. “My father took competing very seriously,” Wolf said. “His chili was filled with chunks of red meat, pork and never any beans. Ground meat cheapens chili. It’s like a filler.” Taking a page from her father’s book, Wolf makes her own chili called Profanchili and uses no tomatoes and, true to her word, no ground beef. See LOCAL, Page 6

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Local restaurants and breweries in beer and chili competition Continued from Page 5

“It’s chili in its pure sense. And there’s a bit of whiskey in there, too, mixed with just enough heat,” Wolf said. The combination of beer and chili is just about all Joe Distin of Wethersfield needed to make his day. But throw on top of it a jalapeno beer from Newington brewer Justin Dawley, and he couldn’t have asked for more. Newcomer craft-beer brewer Dawley Brewing Co. of Newington stood strong among mainstream brews from the likes of Long Trail and Samuel Adams.

Challenge-goers line up to taste Fat & Happy’s chili.

“His jalapeno beer was awesome,” Distin said. “And he just brews it in his garage right now but it was amazing.” The bringing together of local restaurants and brewers is the kind of local support and focus that Distin said drew him to the festival. “Connecticut has so much to offer right here and Rentschler Field is a great place to hold this event,” he said. “It’s just sitting here empty, so why not?” Home brewer Dawley couldn’t agree more. Competing hops to hops with major brewers is a privilege and a challenge that can only make him better, he said. “I’ve always loved craft beer and have always had a passion Sarah Johnson | Staff for making my own From left, Joe Rinaldi, Jenny Rinaldi, Alicia Pitocco and Dave Moreau take a food and menus,” break from serving chili. Dawley said. “I wanted to have a beer that was a little bit compliment. “Especially when you consider the competition I have different and something that no here and all the big commercial names I’m out here one else here would have.” Dawley took the challenge to with.” Although Dawley has big plans for when he gets his heart and came up with his jalapeno beer that had everyone at the licensing arranged, he wants “to stay small for that extra genuine taste.” competition talking. “If I can have it for sale in at least two bars, I’d be Currently in the process of becoming licensed, Dawley is pro- happy,” he said. “I want to stay as local as possible.” For those wanting to try the chili, Fat & Happy is ducing from his garage. Festival goers were disappointed to hear located at 2095 Berlin Turnpike in Newington and is that Dawley cannot yet legally open daily for lunch and dinner. For hours and menus, market his beer. visit their website at http://fatandhappyct.com. Sarah Johnson | Staff To Dawley, that’s the ultimate

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Time is running out to preserve one of our town’s most beloved and historic landmarks. This past week the Eastern Connecticut Environmental Review Team submitted their report to the Conservation Committee. The ERT is a non-partisan team of ecological, geological and archaeological professionals that gather and study information then report their findings. Because the report was submitted just hours before the Conservation Meeting, there was not sufficient time to review and digest all of the information in the report for the meeting. However, having time to review it, there is a lot of extremely

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Raising questions on Toll Brothers Traffic Impact Analysis To the editor:

After making four trips to Town Hall to study the Traffic Impact Analysis that Toll Brothers had commissioned from BL Companies of Meriden, I have to take issue with some of the statements their representatives made during the TPZ meeting held on August 10, to the effect that “the impact is not that big”. Can anyone really believe that it is possible to obtain valid projections from “field reconnaissance” of the sort BL Companies did 1. When it is done on one unspecified work day in February 2011, during two periods of “peak hours” whose duration is not specified? 2. When it is based on a “single family home” land-use category that includes no reference to any distinction between homes with different numbers of bedrooms?

3. When an unsupported hypothesis has only 20% of the traffic moving through the crucial Russell Road/ Cedar Street intersection? 4. When the connection between projections of increased traffic volume and projections of increased delays at intersections is not explained? 5. When “background growth”, estimated at 5% between now and 2015, is ascribed to two separate sources, with no individual estimates for either? 6.When footnote no. 4 to Table IV (“Peak Hour Level of Service Summary” ) refers to “free flow” following “required improvements for the Shoppes at Cedar Street”—no explanation—and maximum acceptable level delay (D in parenthesis!) at the Southbound Ramp of Route 15? 7. When an Appendix that includes the “capacity calculations” summarized in Table

4, which gives the expected delay in seconds at each intersection, is missing?! Surely if “traffic impact” is a valid criterion for accepting, denying, modifying or limiting a development of this nature, then I believe the Town should consider doing both of two things: the first is to seek clarifications from BL Companies with respect to every one of the methodologies they used; and the second would be to commission its own report from an organization that is completely independent of all interested parties. We now have an independent report regarding Environmental Impacts. May I suggest to all concerned that we try to get the same for Traffic, Blasting, Drainage, and any other matter that is relevant? Clarke Castelle, Newington

‘Developers rarely have townspeople’s best interest at heart’ To the editor:

I was pleased to read the piece in the Crier by councilor Maureen Klett. It touches on some historical references that residents should be aware of. Her article last week touched on the silliness of even considering housing for that site (National Welding.) By way of further historical reference: myself and commissioners Michael Fox and Doug Whalen were on the TPZ sub-committee when the busway was first proposed. At those same meetings and almost as a package deal, transit oriented housing was always on the table. As early as then a very nicely done artists conception layout of what housing at the location would look like was always on the table.

At the same time questions about the location were raised about who would want to live there. Stuck in a hole on a cleaned up former industrial site did not then and does not now sound like a “village.” Further, questions arose about what number of residents would actually use the bus. CRCOG never provided an answer. We got lovely speeches about the efficacy of transit-oriented housing. As recently as last spring on a publicly televised TPZ meeting, commissioner Frank Aietta raised the same question. Again no answer forthcoming. Where along the busway in Newington would a “village” fit in? CRCOG and other proponents should be pressed to the wall to provide answers. Have them go to a map and point out exactly the tract they have in mind.

What is the density of housing from which to extrapolate the number of those who will actually use the busway? Of that number what will be the precise effect on the traffic on Routes 9 and 84? Will the ridership from those “villages” support the busway costs? Do not accept canned speeches, surveys, blah blah blah as answers. I recall a proposal for student housing \at the National Welding site. (I don’t recall the developer wanting to clean it up first.) Since college students stay in school around four years or less would the town run afoul of some agency by designating the site as “Transient Oriented Housing” as opposed to Transit Oriented Housing?

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Newington residents have done an excellent job working together to protect Cedar Mountain from development. While the battle is far from over, we should be encouraged with the possibility of the town buying the land for preservation and recreation for future generations. It is the right thing to do for our environment and for our town budget.On the other side of town we have another opportunity to do the right thing. We should embrace the New Britain to Hartford Busway as an environmentally and economically friendly alternative to traffic jams and pollution on Interstate 84. We should also welcome the chance to provide affordable housing and business development along the busway to residents who might otherwise not be able to afford to live in a town like Newington. As a result of shared borders, we are a natural extension of Hartford and New Britain. And that is a good thing. The days of Ancient Connecticut with 169 distinct towns and cities are slowly but steadily coming to an end. Out of necessity we are moving towards county government where we share services, infrastructure costs, educational facilities and we even get to live with people who may be different from us. Imagine people of all races, ethnicities and income levels living along the busway, traveling to and from work, shops, schools, college classes and recreational facilities in an environmentally-friendly manner. Newington will be so much richer for this diversity and for the opportunity to be a part of the excting future of a renewed and vibrant Greater Hartford. Mitch Page, Newington

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SCOUT SIGN-UPS! CUB SCOUT PACK 322 AND BOY SCOUT TROOP 316: will hold open registrations co-insiding with regular Monday evening meetings from 6:30 to 8 p.m, starting on Monday Sept. 12, at Grace Episcopal Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave, Newington Ct. For more information contact Cubmaster Steve DeWolf at 860-561-5711 and Troop C.C Ralph Vallera at (860) 803-1777. CUB SCOUT PACK 345 SIGN-UP NIGHT: Cub Scout Pack 345 will hold a sign-up night for any boy interested in becoming a Cub Scout who is entering grades 1 through 5. Sign-up night will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at The American Legion Hall, Willard Avenue, Newington. For more information call Cub Master Kevin Mooney at (860) 665-0597. CUB SCOUT PACK 347 in Newington will be holding an informational recruitment night at 6:30pm on Thursday September 15th at the Elizabeth Green Elementary School. The event will be held in the cafeteria. All boys in 1st to 5th grade are invited to meet other scouts and families and learn about the pack. Cub Scouts is filled with fun and meaningful activities for children and their families. Please join us! NEWINGTON CUB SCOUT PACK 303 and BOY SCOUT TROOP 355: Do you like adventure, camping and hiking? If yes, then please join us at sign-up night on Friday, September 9th at 7pm at the Church of Christ, which is located at 1075 Main Street in Newington, CT. For more information regarding Boy Scouts call Assistant Scoutmaster Rich Schumacher at (860) 716-5309 or for Cub Scouts call Cub Master Barbara Jones at (860) 817-1520.

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It is one of the main illnessrelated reasons that students miss school, accounting for more than 14 million lost school days every year. Asthma is the third-leading cause of hospitalization for children younger than 15. In 2009, about one-third of people with asthma had at least one episode, or attack — with students 52 percent more likely than adults to have an episode. Parents should also be aware that cold and flu season is beginning as well. Influenza poses a special health risk to children with asthma, as these children often experience more severe symptoms. Get a flu shot TheAmericanLungAssociation strongly recommends that all children — especially those with asthma — be immunized against the flu. Yet surveillance shows that less than half of children with asthma are vaccinated annually against influenza. “As part of your back-to-school preparation, make sure your child with asthma gets a flu shot,” said Edelman. Flu epidemics start and spread in schools, and the flu can lead to a serious asthma attack. “The good news is that research has shown conclusively that getting a flu shot does not trigger an asthma attack, so there is no good reason not to get one,” he added. According to the CDC, yearly

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The Newington Republican Town Committee recommended Cyndi Zolad Callahan to fill the Board of Education seat vacated by Beth Delbuono when DelBuono assumed her position on the town council. Callahan graduated from Newington High in 1991 and later earned a B.A. in English and sociology from Quinnipiac College. She has a Master of Arts in teaching from Quinnipiac as well. She began teaching in 1996 at Carmen Arace Middle School in Bloomfield having taught grades 5 to 7 until 2002. Callahan then began teaching seventh grade at Hartford Magnet Middle School and is currently a literacy curriculum coach at Hartford Magnet Middle School as an employee of Hartford Public Schools. She lives with her husband, Drew and their two boys, 10 and 7. Callahan is a Republican candidate for the Board of Education on this November’s ballot.

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church diversion, the scores of displays by multitudes of vendors make for fascinating entertainment. Kiwanis President-elect Bob Seiler claims that “It’s the biggest $1 entertainment value in all New England.” Entrance is at 39 E. Cedar St. (CT Route 175) near the corner of Newington’s Main St., easily accessible from the Berlin Turnpike, CT Route 9 and not far from I-91 and I-84. Admission is $1 and vendor spaces are $15. Information is available from (860) 667-2864 or (860) 839-1597.

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SUMMER READING GRAND FINALE — YOU ARE HERE @ YOUR LIBRARY: Friday, Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m. for grades 7 through 12. This program is only for teen summer reading program participants. Join us for Steve Wronker’s comedy hypnosis show! Pizza will be provided. All summer readers can use your prize tickets to enter the Grand Prize Drawings. Prizes include gift cards to iTunes, Borders, Westfarms Mall, GameStop, and more! Register in person at the Adult Information Desk or call (860) 665-8700. PUTTING THE GARDEN TO The show will start promptly at 6 p.m. and cannot be interrupted. Sponsored by BED WITH SARAH BAILEY: Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Sarah Bailey the Friends of the Library. is a Certified Advanced Master Gardener and a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional. ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES: Along with being the Hartford County Summer Reading 2011! All reading must be Coordinator for the UConn Extension recorded online through the Lucy Robbins Master Gardener program, Bailey is staff Welles Library’s website - Children’s link. horticulturist for an area landscape manPrizes may be claimed at the library. agement company and maintains several private gardens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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LIBRARY BOARD ANNUAL MEETING: The Library Board of Trustees invites all Newington residents to attend this year’s meeting Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. There will be a brief business meeting and the board will recognize the Friends’ 50th Anniversary Committee, Carol Miller-Pekrul, Kerry Lurate and the Newington Amateur Radio League. Florence K. Wood will be inducted into the Legacy Society.

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Newington High grad, set to lead CCSU football By MATT STRAUB STAFF WRITER

NEW BRITAIN — Nate Pagan has almost done it all during his football career. He is the third-leading rusher in the history of Connecticut high school football after his storied career at Newington High. In college he has been a special teamer, played on defense and been a running back. Now, nearly a decade after he first burst onto the Connecticut sports landscape, the Central Connecticut State senior is ready to be an elder statesman on a team many people expect to make its first appearance in the FCS playoffs. “I think this year more than any other year I’ve been here the running backs are a lot closer,” Pagan said. “Especially the freshmen. We’re really trying to help them out. You’d think with this many guys all competing, but it’s not like that at all. We’re really close this year. We do things together off the field and have a great

relationship.” “It’s still hard for me to process the fact that I’m a senior. My experience here has been great, even when I moved to safety then moved back. I have no regrets at all. In college football you can’t come in here and expect to just do one thing your whole career. Overall I’ve enjoyed it. I just want to have a good year and go out with a bang.” “When I first got here I wasn’t really close to anyone on the defense, but after I went over there I became tight with all of those guys,” Pagan said. “It helps me understand the defenses we’re seeing a little bit better, too. You have an idea of what they’re trying to do. It helps you understand everything we’re trying to do as well. “In high school I played a little bit of defense but it was nothing like the complexity of the defense we use here, so you have to know how a defense works. You can’t just go out there and play like I did in high school. And that helped me out at running back. I understand the fronts [the

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NEW BRITAIN — The Connecticut Junior PGA Tour made a stop in New Britain Thursday, as Stanley Golf Course hosted the first-ever Cas Coscina Memorial Junior Championship. Western Massachusetts’ Max Bock shot a 1-over 73 to take home the beautiful, brand new trophy along with a Stanley pro shop credit. Hayden Roche from West Simsbury,Evan Grenus from Glastonbury and Eric Deitrich from Cheshire highlighted a large contingent tied for second, two shots behind Bock, who will be a senior at Belchertown High School in Belchertown, Mass. In addition to the 18-hole competition, there was also a 9-hole competition pitting golfers from ages 10 to 18 in different divisions

based on gender and age. New Britain had a strong showing, with Golden Hurricanes golfer Darren Malicki tying for 17th at 7-over par. “I shot a 79, it was solid,� said Malicki, who will enter his senior year at New Britain High in the fall. “I had a double bogey on the front but then made back-to-back birdies. I played alright.� Malicki played in the same threesome as the champion, Bock, and enjoyed being a part of a Junior PGA event at his home course. “This is my first really big tournament,� Malicki said. “I’m happy with what I shot.� With high school golf wrapping up back in early June, Malicki has worked hard over the summer to improve his game. “I got down to a seven handicap,� he said, “so I’m happy. I have an extra year. I’ve been playing solid.�

Malicki only started playing golf three years ago but he has improved enough to make a big impact on New Britain High’s golf squad. “I definitely want the one spot,� said Malicki, looking forward to the 2012 season, “and hopefully I can play better in the Connecticut Junior Amateur next year.� Malicki hopes to continue with golfing in college and is looking into attending Central Connecticut State University. Malicki’s high school teammate Antonio Giovannucci shot a 102. The field in the tournament, created by New Britain native Dennis Coscina, was strong and had a lot of local flavor. “This is our very first tournament,� Coscina said. “We had 140 players. The kids seem to be having a great time. The golf course is in great shape and everybody just had a

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good time.� A strong pair from Plainville also attacked Stanley Thursday. Richard Hanson shot an 80 and Aaron Forino shot an 87. “I didn’t think I did too well,� Hanson said of his round. “I usually play a lot better here. A few harder holes than usual.� Conditions were immaculate but the wind was a bit tricky as it swirled above the many hills and valleys at Stanley. “There were a lot of shots into the wind and a lot of cross-breezes,� Hanson said after his round. Hanson is also going to be a senior in high school as looking forward to leading the Plainville golf team to glory next spring. “So far [my game] looks pretty good,� Hanson said. “I dropped a few strokes since school ended.� Forino, a 2011 All-Herald golfer, is looking to get a jump start on his college career as he begins his studies at Central in the fall. “I had a good front nine but I fell apart on the back a little,� Forino said. “I missed some easy putts and didn’t execute on some of the shots I could have.� In spite of a less than perfect outing, both Blue Devils enjoyed the opportunity provided by the Connecticut PGA to participate

with such a talented field. “I like it a lot,� Hanson said. “It helps you to meet a lot of different kids.� “It’s a great experience,� Forino added. “It helps you get acclimated with good competition, better than in high school competition.� Tyler Stites from Berlin and Aaron Donnelli from Newington each shot a 77 to lead all local golfers. Bristol’s Zachariah Sinnamon shot an 84 and Rocky Hill’s Alex Manner posted an 86. Other local competitors included Wethersfield’s William DelMastro, who shot a 94. The ladies also took to the course, vying for low scores and valuable pro shop credit. Nicole Yatsenick f rom Middlebury ran away with the title, posting an impressive 77, with Windsor’s Amanda Lee four shots back in second. Two state champions from Berlin’s 2011 squad had respectable showings. Emily Deutsch posted a 90 and Ashley D’Attilio a 99. Alexandra Meredith from Wethersfield also played, shooting a 133. In the nine-hole competition, Tyler Goulet (41) shot the lowest round for the boys and Angela Garvin (44) had the low score for the girls.

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