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TPZ begins discussions on Cedar Mountain proposal By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

The town’s Planning and Zoning Commission met Wednesday to begin discussing Toll Brothers’ subdivision proposal for Cedar Mountain. After a series of seven public hearings between May 25 and Aug. 24, the controversial plan is in their hands, as well as those of the Inland Wetlands Commission. TPZ has until Oct. 28 to make their decision on the 73-acre Balf property. About 15 members of the public attended the meeting but did not speak on the plan, as it was the commissioners’ turn to See CEDAR, Page 2 deliberate.

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informing the commission that Town Planner Ed Meehan there will be pre- and postexplained the differences blasting surveys and before any between the proposed open equipment is brought on site a space subdivision and a conven- special permit has to be applied tional standard subdivision. The latter would have fewer lots (about 45 to 50) and a reduced open space requirement of 15 acres versus the 44 acres the developer is willing CHAIRMAN DAVID PRUETT to donate to the town for preserfor. vation in the intended plan. Commissioner Robert Schatz Commissioners then had the chance to voice their questions inquired about how long they and concerns about the impact will be allowed for constructhat construction would have tion. “If they decide to start on the area. Some pointed out the project and not finish it, we that they haven’t had an ade- don’t have any recourse,” he said quate amount of information of his unease. Meehan replied presented in blasting and traffic that they will have five years to reports. complete the project, but can “I’m very concerned about the request up to five additional blasting,” said Commissioner years if needed. Carol Anest. “We never saw Upon closing the discusan official report, and I’m not sion, Chairman David Pruett sold on the traffic report,” she reminded the commission that added. they will have plenty of time Meehan responded by to mull over their decision in

coming weeks. “We’re not going to rush to any rash decisions on this,” he said. “We’re going to be diligent.” He also addressed members of the public who attended. “ We’ll continue to analyze the situation and give you the best decision we can.” At the Town Council’s meeting earlier in the week, Mayor Mike Lenares revealed that the town is in negotiations to buy the Marcap property, the 28-acre piece adjoining the Balf site that Toll Brothers withdrew their application from in July. It would be preserved as open space if purchased, much to the respite of Save Cedar Mountain advocates who came to the meeting to ask the Council to consider buying the Balf property. Appraisals of both properties have been made per the town’s request, but will not be released as of yet. The Inland Wetland Commission will vote on the proposed subdivision plan at their meeting Tuesday, 7 p.m.

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NEWINGTON – All Connecticut residents are invited to participate in an event that offers parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends the chance to stand together and remember babies and children of all ages whom they love and have lost. On Sunday, Oct. 2, the 11th “Cherish Our Children Walk”will be held in Newington. The walk will be held rain or shine beginning at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave. Registration will start at noon, and the walk will begin at 1 p.m. The “Cherish Our Children Walk” is sponsored by the Duksa family and staff at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, Burritt Hill Funeral Home in New Britain,and Fisette-Batzner Funeral Home in Newington. A bagpiper will lead participants less than a mile from Newington Memorial Funeral Home through Newington Centertothenondenominational

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An important lesson to learn

Differences need not fuel tension

By the end of the month Newington’s Conservation/Inland Wetlands and Town Plan and Zoning Commissions will decide on Toll Brother’s bid to build 62 houses on Cedar Mountain. Between the myriad impacts revealed in the Connecticut Environmental Review Team (CERT) report, the goals of the 20/20 plan, the health and safety issues including those presented by blasting and the condition of the Russell Road/Cedar Street intersection and other concerns discovered during the debate, there seems to be plenty of reasons to deny this application.

Since April of this year there has been a noticeable improvement in civility at Town Council meetings. As the election gears up, one can only hope that this change will persist as we move forward. The inherent differences between the political parties need not fuel tension and animosity such as that previously seen. Differences can foster creative problem solving, and a blending of ideas. Differences, however, do exist and it is imperative that we, as town residents, become as

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If the boards find to approve the project, one is left to question the capability of citizen volunteers, regardless of how well-intentioned, to make land use decisions as complicated and important as this one. It would be devastating to think that these months of public hearings have been a sham and that the will of the people, with the volume of support in the record, could be overridden; or perhaps that the threat of lawsuit by the developer could be influential to the vote. We as a town have an important lesson to learn by this experience. Holly Harlow, Newington

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Mountain, the maintenance and repair to the town infrastructure (i.e. the Town Hall) and maintaining our excellence in education. Many projects are funded through the Capitol Improvement Projects budget. What are the criteria used to determine which are chosen? What is the commitment of the candidates to follow the 2020 plan of conservation and development for our town? Here, on the local level, the way we vote impacts us and the quality of our lives directly in a very real way. Be as informed as possible on the issues, the candidates and their positions. Then VOTE. Rose Lyons and Mady Kenny, Newington

This really should be done Well, we are all back to normal. Yeah, right. Lights on, stove working, ice on demand, all as it should be. I have been A POINT around for a long TO PONDER time, and really don’t remember Connecticut in such a knockout state since we were hit by two hurricanes within a week. Now that was a way back Phil Mikan mess in 1955. I believe Carol and Diane were the names of the storms. They really did a lot of damage and brought federal flood control to Connecticut. Now that we seem to have water under control (except for Bristol), let’s talk about the wind problem. When you get lots of water and high winds you get trees falling down, onto utility lines if they are in the way. Eight hundred thousand people were out of power right after the storm. By the end of seven days that number was down to between 30,000 and 40,000. Not bad, unless you were some of the people who were out of power for up to 10 days. There were over $100 million

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The dark clouds have cleared for Stormy the dog By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

NEWINGTON — Stormy, an 11-yearold Shih-Tzu, rescued by the Connecticut Humane Society in June has found a permanent home and a loving family. His story began June 29, when Newington District Manager Allison Smith pulled into work and caught a glimpse of a tuft of fur sticking out of the storm drain in front of the Humane Society entrance. She discovered Stormy engulfed by the drain, clinging onto the grate. He was rushed inside the on-site Fox Memorial Clinic for emergency care. “Had he been stuck there much longer, there was a good chance he wouldn’t have made it,� said Alicia Wright, public relations director. Stormy was shaved because mats in his fur were so severe it was difficult to determine if he even had eyes. He was provided with emergency IV therapy for dehydration and suffering from critical malnutrition. Flailing around in the drain wounded his tail and subsequent examinations found him suffering from seizures. “We secured the services of Piper Memorial Pet Hospital in Middletown,� recounted Wright, “who graciously took in Stormy for the holiday weekend.� The hospital stabilized the seizures and 012242


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Kindergartner Elizabeth Barron meets with her teacher, Tracy Modon.

First-graders Gianni Mirabello and Beckham Alderucci line up for class.

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The 8th Annual Newington Waterfall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, (rain date Oct. 1) in the municipal parking lot behind Market Square. Carnival rides will be held in the municipal parking lot Friday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Contact Val Ginn at (860) 571-0084 for more information.


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JOSH SHULMAN, DEMOCRAT A 23-year-old Newington native is running for the Board of Education this year and hopes his new perspective will be a breath of fresh air in schools. “Believe it or not,� says Shulman, “most people have been very happy to hear that I’m so young — for years the voice of the 18 to 30 yearolds hasn’t been heard in local politics and it’s important for our Josh Shulman political discourse that it is.� Shulman is currently a law student at the University of Connecticut who has been itching to get his head out of the books. “I care a lot about education and how it is growing in Newington and I’m five years removed from the Newington school system so that gives me a good perspective on how we’ve been running the schools for the last 20 years,� he says. He’s even worked in schools. Shulman was a tutor at Bloomfield Middle School, helping a student from Jamaica with one-on-one instruction and tutoring five different remedial math groups as well.

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“I’m learning how to look at A Newington a problem, analyze it and figwoman running for ure out some solutions that will By ERICA SCHMITT the School Board work,� he says of his experiences STAFF WRITER this year has eduwith the children and those in cation running in his own classes at UConn. “I her blood. Jen WinEditor’s note: can offer a different style to Johnson, 39, had a As the November 2011 elecsolve problems we encounter grandmother who tions approach, the Newington in town.� emigrated from Town Crier will run a series And what is this perspecTaiwantotheUnited of campaign profiles on cantive from a younger generation? States in the 1960’s didates running for Mayor, Shulman has ideas but would to get her master’s degree. She graduthe Board of Education, Town also like to remain receptive so ated herself from Council and Constable. he can learn from the others Trinity College with The Newington Town Crier on the Board. “I’m definitely a degree in economwill make every effort to run interested in the new ways we’re going to be using technologies ics and works as an opposing party candidates sidein the schools and making them information techby-side but may not always most beneficial for the students,� nology manager. have this opportunity. he explains. “But I’m more of an She and her husThe Newington Town Crier open book.� band settled in town does not endorse any specific Shulman admires the way because of their political party. Board Chairman Stephen faith and pride in Woods, currently running for the school system. mayor, handled a situation earlier this “Fifteen of my husband’s family members have year. “Steve was able to secure money graduated from Newington schools and I’ve to save our teachers’ jobs,� he explains. officially adopted this town as my hometown,� “He came up with a proposal with said Win-Johnson. “I feel like I have the work the Council concerning the Health ethic and passion to serve this community and I Benefits Fund and we didn’t lose as want to continue to work towards maintaining a quality education system.� many teachers as we were going to.� Shulman would also like to employ The couple has one child attending Martin inventive strategies to tackle probKellogg Middle School and three children in Anna lems like this. “I really want to take a Reynolds School, where Win-Johnson served as harder look at the schools, see what’s the Parent-Teacher Organization’s Treasurer and changed since I graduated and do Committee Chair. “Their combined 15 years of some creative budgeting to give the education has been tremendously positive,� she best learning experience for our stusaid. “I have a lot of respect for the teachers and dents,� he says. admire their dedication.�

Win-Johnson did some teaching herself — she was a substitute teacher in Newington two years back and has been teaching Chinese School for the last three years. Her activity in the community doesn’t end there. She also coaches soccer and has participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for the past three years — her team was the number one fundraiser in Newington. As if that’s not a lot, she’s also served as Jen Win-Johnson both president and vice president for the Mom’s Club of Wethersfield/Newington. “It’s vital that our school system prepares our kids to be problem-solvers, open-minded thinkers, adapters, and to tackle challenges in global economy,� says Win-Johnson, who wants all children to be thinking in line with the 21st century. “What might have worked 10 years ago might not work today — best practices change with time.� When asked about policies she’ll be pushing for if elected, Win-Johnson claimed that she has no agenda. “I’m pushing for every kid in this town to get a quality education; I want to be a voice for every single child and their parents,� she stated. Win-Johnson has a vested interest in Newington schools. “The bottom-line is that when people want to raise their families in Newington and support the local economy it’s a win-win for everyone,� she says.

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Resident’s beer-brewing hobby turns into business venture By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Newington resident Justin Dawley, 27, never expected his beer-brewing hobby to turn into a business venture. He started humbly combining grains, hops and other ingredients in his garage one and a half years ago and is now in the process of marketing his homemade Dawley Brewing Co. concoctions to local bars and restaurants. The Bristol native was inspired by a friend’s home-brewing and started reading up on it. “I thought my first batch would be a disaster but everyone loved it, so I continued,” said Dawley. He brought his Jalapeno Beer to the Beer & Chili Cook-off in East Hartford a few weeks ago and received countless compliments from taste-testers. “The feedback has been phenomenal,” he said. He was contacted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and has obtained a permit to sell his products legally and is currently locating a facility to brew them. “I would love to stay absolutely local,” Dawley said. For the first three years, he plans on just selling kegs and getting the brand out to area taverns. “If you want to have a business that’s local, you’re not going to survive if you don’t work with locals,” he advised. Dawley used three different types of grains from a company in East Hartford to craft his ‘Moose Drop’brew — mellow, tan ale with chocolate notes. “I use as many homegrown, if not local materials from the Northeast, as possible,” he explains. His hops come from parts of New Hampshire and New York. Other styles include his lighter, more hoppy “Dawley IPA” as well

Justin Dawley explains two different parts of the brewing process. Left, Dawley filters the beer. Right, the beer is stirred as the yeast rises.

as an Octoberfest lager, with nutmeg, coriander and ginger. “My girlfriend is gluten-free so she can’t even have any,” he said. “I’m going to make a gluten-free version for her sometime.” Dawley starts with small batches, boiling ingredients in a turkey fryer out of his garage before steeping them at varying temperatures (depending on the particular recipe) for about an hour. After cooling off, they are put in a container and yeast eats the sugar that has been generated, flavorings are added, and eventually, the alcohol is yielded. The mixture is then filtered through a manifold. The whole process takes about four to five hours from start to finish. The alcohol content of a Dawley brew varies, but is about 6.2 percent on average — higher than mainstream brands. He does enjoy other craft beers — a favorite is Dundee’s Oktoberfest. “You can only get it in New York now,”


he said. Dawley also pairs variations with his cooking. “You can do a lot with beer; many of the flavorings used go well with food,” he says. He imagines the Moose

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Drop brew would taste good with grilled sirloin tips or burgers. The home-brewer works regularly as a kitchen designer for Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, but hopes eventually to

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NEWINGTON POLICE BLOTTER Police blotters and reports in the Newington Town Crier are released by the police department and are a matter of public record. If you have a concern about the validity of your name or someone else’s appearing in the police column, please address your local police department. John Colagiovanni, 54, of 622 Park Road, West Hartford, was charged Aug. 15 with illegal dumping. Daniel Mitchell, 23, of 292 Eddy Glover Boulevard, was charged Aug. 25 with larceny in the sixth degree.

Gregory Griffin, 29, of 88 Shadow Lane, Cromwell, was charged Aug. 31 with larceny in the sixth degree. Brooke Corcoran, 19, of 11 Krodel Road, Norwich, was charged Sept. 2 with larceny in the sixth degree. Rafael Jiminez, 24, of 75 Richard St., New Britain, was charged Sept. 2 with larceny in the sixth degree. Christopher McFarlane, 37, of 93 Fisk Drive, Newington, was charged Sept. 2 with failure to maintain lane, head light out and driving under the influence. Jerry McKissick, 57, of 77 Wilbur Drive, Newington, was charged Sept.2 with possession of

less than half-ounce marijuana. John Marino, 58, of 146 Harris Drive, Newington, was charged Sept. 3 with improper left turn and driving under the influence. Shereelee Benson, 31, of 500 Dewey St., Bridgeport, was charged Sept. 3 with larceny in the sixth degree. Stephen Osipowicz, 21, of 27 Steele St., New Britain, was charged Sept. 5 with possession of less than half ounce of marijuana. Jeffrey Weatherby, 21, of 215 Roxbury Road, New Britain, was charged Sept. 5 with possession of less than half ounce of marijuana and failure to have


tail lamps. Madeline Agron, 35, of 534 Stanley St., New Britain, was charged Sept. 5 with larceny in the sixth degree and interfering with a police officer. Nicholas Palazzolo, 27, of 45 Crown Ridge, Newington, was charged Sept. 6 with burglary in the third degree and criminal mischief in the third degree. Michele Maran, 54, of 59 Stearns St., Bristol, was charged Sept. 6 with larceny in the sixth degree. Amy Vignone, 42, of 66 Orchard Hill Drive, South Windsor, was charged Sept. 7 with larceny in the sixth degree. Feven Micael, 28, of 113 Dean

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CALENDAR BIG K FLEA MARKET: The Newington Kiwanis Club’s Big K Flea Market/Craft Fair will be open Sundays in September and October, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Newington’s Market Square Free Parking Lot, with scores of commercial vendors offering every kind of goods and products imaginable at hard to resist bargain prices. Entrance is at 39 E. Cedar St. (CT Route 175) near the corner of Main Street, easily accessible from the Berlin Turnpike, 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. PIG ROAST: Newington Knights of Columbus will host a pig roast at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 171 Pascone Place. Raffle/auction, live entertainment, outdoor games. Hamburgers, hotdogs, salads. Pig roast dinner served at 6 p.m. $25 adult and $12.50 child 12 and under. Tickets available at the Knight of Columbus and must be purchased no later than Sept. 10. BASEBALL GAME: St. Mary Women’s Club will sponsor a bus trip to the Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game at Fenway Park Sunday, Sept. 18. The cost is $105 per person. For further information and to make reservations, contact Kim Breton at or by calling her after 5 p.m. at (860) 666-8873. AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 117 MEETINGS: The American Legion Post No. 117 will begin meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20 and every third Tuesday monthly. Following refreshments at 6:15 p.m. the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. (spouses are welcome). JUNIOR & SENIOR COLLEGE PROCESS PARENT NIGHT: A Junior and Senior College Process Parent Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Newington High School auditorium. Do you have questions about the college search and application process? Join us for an information session to discuss how the School Counseling Department can help you and your student successfully navigate this process. The program includes information on the differences between types of colleges, how to select a college and what is included with a college application. Counselors will also discuss the new electronic application process using Naviance Family Connections. School Counselors and Dr. DeRonck will review the college search and application process using Naviance. Students are welcome to accompany their parents.

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE: Cub Scout Pack 345 will be having a bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at St. Mary’s School parking lot, Willard Avenue. For more information, contact Cub Master Kevin

Mooney at (860) 665-0597. BRUNCH CRUISE: St. Mary Women’s Club will take a Brunch Cruise on the “Lady Katharine” Sunday, Oct. 16. All members and St. Mary parishioners, as well as their invited guests, are welcome to attend. For information regarding cost, other details and reservations, call Pauline at (860) 666-0188. BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR: A New Day 10-week bereavement seminar will be held from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Incarnation Parish in Wethersfield. Registration: (860) 529-6765 (parish). ‘NEW MEMBERSHIP TEA’: GFWC Newington/ Wethersfield Woman’s Club “New Membership Tea” is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 120 Cedar St., Newington. Members are encouraged to bring friends and an invitation is extended to women in the communities interested in learning about the club to join us for this social event: for further information (860) 563-6923. The GFWC Newington/ Wethersfield Woman’s Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to community volunteer service. They belong to The GFWC-General Federation of Women’s Club organization, the oldest international women’s Club; whose members are united international towards the Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Affairs, and Public Affairs.

QUILT, FABRIC ART ON DISPLAY AT LIBRARY: Throughout the month of September, Anna Tufankjian will display her quilts and fabric art in the Community Room of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar St. The Community Room is open for viewing the quilts during regular library hours when it is not being used for a scheduled program. Regular library hours are: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (860) 665-8700. ONLINE JOB SEARCH TIPS Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Dr. Marcia LaReau, motivational speaker and president of Forward Motion, will demonstrate how to find job opportunities with a specific online process. LaReau will walk participants through each step of finding employment opportunities. Participants will learn two key principles of online searching and see them in action. Attendees will leave fully prepared to conduct an efficient and effective job search. Registration is required for this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. FREE GOODY BAG Calling all children from birth through grade 8 who live in Newington! Come to the Children’s Department any time through Sept. 30 to sign up for a library card and receive a free goody bag (new registrants only).

WEAVER HIGH SCHOOL, HARTFORD: Weaver High School Class of 1956 will celebrate it 55th year at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Marriott Hotel, Rocky Hill. For more imformation, call Barbara at (860) 561-2937 or email syd&barb@cox. net.

LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH! Calling all children from birth through grade 8 who live in Newington! Come to the Children’s Department anytime through Sept. 30 to sign up for a library card and receive a free goody bag (new registrants only).

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY: Newington Parks and Recreation, presents our Annual Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mortensen Community Center. There will be music, a magician, many activities, games and crafts and refreshments.The Halloween Party is open to children in Preschool through Grade 4 and their parents. Children should wear their costumes. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, Oct. 27. Registration fee is $5 per child for residents, $8 per child nonresidents. For more information, call (860) 665-8666.

CONSTRUCTION CLUB, Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 to 2 p.m. Come to the monthly gathering to build projects with Lego bricks. Due to safety concerns, only people age 7 and older will be allowed in the room. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register.

NEWINGTON SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE DANCE — MONSTER MASH: Newington Parks and Recreation will present a Monster Mash Dance for all Newington seventh and eighthgraders Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Mortensen Community Center Gymnasium. The fee is $5 per student and a non-perishable food donation. Refreshments are available for sale. Students must show their school ID at the door or a parent/guardian must be present to sign the students in. No exceptions. No backpacks and no re-entry. Costumes are optional. For more information, call (860) 665-8666.

COOKBOOK CLUB! Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. Put on your chef’s hat and team up to make a Gooey Apple Dump Cake. Chefs in grades 3 to 6 may call the Children’s Department at (860)665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. PLAY WITH US – New play group, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. The library

has announced a new program for children with special needs and their resource professionals. Families are encouraged to come and meet with birth to three resource professionals in a group session. All are welcome. No registration necessary. For more information call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720. READ, RATTLE AND ROLL! Tuesday, Sept. 20, noon. Welcome to a music and movement program for 3 and 4 year-olds featuring books that “sing” and lots of music! Call the Children’s Department at (860) 6658720 to register. JUST A STORY AND A SONG! New Program, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:15 a.m. Join us for a 30-minute all ages storytime. We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning. No registration required. COOKBOOK CLUB! Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. Put on your chef’s hat and team up to make a Gooey Apple Dump Cake. Chefs in grades 3 through 6 may call the Children’s Department at 860-665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. FAMILY STORYTIME, Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration necessary. PLAY FOR ALL! Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. — noon. Come join us for a special needs playgroup that gives parents the opportunity to talk, support and encourage each other, while allowing their children time to play and socialize together. Cosponsored by Newington UNICO. SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP, Monday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Join us for this presentation on how to navigate the special education system. Randy Ewart is a parent of a 5-year-old with autism. He is a long time math teacher who is now working on a master’s degree in special education with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). He uses his professional and personal experience to help educate parents and educators on ASD and special education accommodations. No registration required.

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New faces, same title goals for NHS girls soccer By JOE FORTUNATO STAFF WRITER

You will see a lot of new faces on our area girls soccer teams this year, but you won’t see any less style. Although all of our teams were hit hard by graduation, many teams also have a good crop of returning players to work with as well. Almost every area team will look to build on the success of last year, and all of them will try to integrate new talent as they do it. Most teams don’t just want

to make the tournament, they’re hungrier than that. And that type of competitiveness can only come from previous success. And in the case of our girls soccer teams, there was plenty of that to go around last year.

NEWINGTON Coach: Tony Leone (1st year) Last Year: 8-7-1 (Lost in the second round of the CIAC State Tournament) Key Losses: Sydney Jones, Molly Jones Key Returnees: Camille Lawson (Sr., forward), Marissa St. Pierre

(Sr., defenseman), Taylor Bomely (Sr., center midfield) Meaghan Gustafson ( Jr., forward). Outlook: It was a relatively successful season for the Newington girls soccer team last year, going 8-7-1 in the regular season en rout to a berth into the Class LL state tournament. There, the Indians got a 1-0 win over Amity to propel them into the second round, before falling to Ridgefield, 3-0. That was a team lead by seniors, completely changing the landscape of this season’s time, with seven starters lost due to graduation. It’s something coach Tony Leone is forced to deal with then


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Head Coach: Paul Maccih Key departures: Michelle Harder, Nicki Knapp, Kristen Mahorney Key returning players: Katelyn Domprowski (jr), Nicole Delude (sr), Vicky Richards (sr) Last year’s record: 4-8-2 (2-3 CCC West) Outlook: The Indians lost 17 seniors, after the 2010 season, with many talented players, and veteran leadership graduating and leaving an young, untested and eager team to take the field for Newington in 2011. “We lost pretty much my whole starting lineup,� head coach Paul Maccih said looking back. “We’re going to fight, we’re going to try our best.� The Indians will bring an aggressive style with them into battle this year, and will not take anything for granted. “I encourage to fight for everything,� Maccih said. “We will not just roll over we will fight.� Though many of them did not start last year, much of the Indians squad have been united throughout high school, whether it be varsity or junior varsity. “A lot of the girls have been playing together for a long time,� Maccih said, “so they have a strong team community. Ours have been playing together since freshman, our strength id that they really know each other, and know their positions.� The CCC West is perennially a harsh place to play with regularity, and Newington will have to play against top quality competition almost each and every game. “We play in what I consider to be the hardest conference in the state, with teams like Glastonbury, Simsbury, and Farmington,� Maccih said.�

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roster is pretty good. They’re further along than younger kids at other places and we do have some good veteran leadership.� That veteran leadership is going to play a main role in Newington’s success for next year, and it’s something Leone is preparing them for. “The team is going to be looking at seven new faces out there,� he said. “Some may have been on the varsity roster but most weren’t. So they’re experience is going to be invaluable. They’re going to have to lead by example because these younger players are going to look up to them.�

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sculpting his roster. “The way the roster is shaping up, it’s going to be about three or four seniors and then the rest will be made up of 10th and 11th graders,� he said. It’s not, however, a bad thing. Leone likes the idea of a roster integrated with youth and veteran presences, especially because he believes his group of girls are talented enough to pull it off. “I think it’s going to be a good mix of young and old,� he said. “Overall, I think the roster would be considered a young roster based on roster experience. But I’m OK with that because the younger

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Field hockey season takes to the grass: 2011 fall preview


The 2011 season brings hopeful new beginnings for area teams, as three four-win clubs from just a year ago look to attack their respective conferences with renewed vigor and excitement. Newington and Southington return several key contributors for this year’s campaign, and Wethersfield boasts a new coach. All three will be in action this fall, attempting to increase their win totals and make gains in all phases of the game. They will also all be vying for an all important trip to the state tournament this year. Head Coach: Paul Macchi Key departures: Michelle Harter, Nicki Knapp, Kristen Nahorney Key returning players: Katelyn Dombrowski ( Jr.), Nicole Delude ( Jr), Vicky Richards (Sr.) Last year’s record: 4-8-2 (2-3 CCC West) Outlook: The Indians lost 17 seniors after the 2010 season.

With many talented players and veteran leadership graduating what is left is a young, untested team eager to take the field for Newington in 2011. “We lost pretty much my whole starting lineup,� head coach Paul Macchi said looking back. “We’re going to fight, we’re going to try our best.� The Indians will bring an aggressive style with them into battle this year and will not take anything for granted. “I encourage them to fight for everything,� Macchi said. “We will not just roll over, we will fight.� Though many of them did not start last year, much of the Indians squad has been united throughout high school, whether it be varsity or junior varsity. “A lot of the girls have been playing together for a long time,� Macchi said. “So they have a strong team community. [They] have been playing together since freshman year. Our strength is that they really know each other, and know their positions.� The CCC West is perennially a

harsh place to play,and Newington every game. state, with teams like Glastonbury, will have to play against top qual“We play in what I consider to Simsbury, and Farmington,� ity competition almost each and be the hardest conference in the Macchi said.�

Chris Richie | Staff

Newington vs. Southington field hockey game at Newington in 2010.

Children’s Charities Tennis Classic

Don Lukowski, chairperson of the Children’s Charities Tennis Classic, recently announced that a grand total of $7,350 was raised in the 2011 Children’s Charities Tennis Classic. 75 players from across the region participated in the Aug. 7-9 event, which was held at the Don Davis Tennis Courts at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. In its 33rd year, the tournament, one of the largest Jr. charity tennis tournaments in the State, has raised more than $124,000 for various pediatric programs and recreational projects for the Hospital of

Central Connecticutat New Britain General. Lukowski stated,“I am very grateful to all our sponsors, players and committee members who helped to make this year’s tournament so much fun, and so successful as well. It’s wonderful to see so many young people participate, helping out their peers who must go to the hospital or clinic. I am also very grateful to Mayor Tim Stewart of New Britain and Mayor Adam Salina of Berlin — who have been very supportive of our efforts. My thanks to all, it was a wonderful event.�


Volunteers needed for travel basketball

out a Travel Basketball Volunteer Coaches Application, which is available by contacting Newington Boys Travel Basketball President John Brunetti at jbrunetti@cox. net. Background checks will be conducted for all potential coaches. Anyone who has coached a Travel Basketball team (any grade) in the past must reapply. For more information, call John Brunetti at (860) 805-4210.

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Girls swimming preview

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NEWINGTON Head coach: John Dipaola-Tromba Keydepartures: Rachael Thatcher, Karley Ermini, Karley Ermini, Mica Borgueta Probable returning players: Marie Allo (So.), Hannah Martin (So.), Monica Neu (Sr.), Alexandra Gratchev ( Jr.) Last year’s record: 6-7 (1-4 in CCC West) Outlook: Newington just barely missed a .500 mark in last year’s regular season, and may reach the milestone, or push it further with a strong 2011. Though they finished a dissapointing 17th in the Class L State Meet last fall, two swimmers made a huge impact as freshmen, Hannah Martin and Marie Allo. The Indians lost senior leadership, but have young talent and energetic swimmers who will certainly pick up the pace this year. The Indians will also try and make a return trip to the State Open, as no swimmer qualified in 2010.


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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


JP BACHHAND 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


LEN & JEFF SHALLER - Fix leaky showers. Regrouting in tubs. Bath, kitchen tile installed. 37 years experience. Neat, expert workmanship. Repairs a specialty. Call 242-5805


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 HOUSE, CONDO, OFFICE CLEANING Polish/English speaking lady with many years of experience. References upon

request. Please call Ela at 860-348-0234


NDC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING - All aspects of electrica work, additions, new homes, renovations, pools, hottubs, etc. Main service up-grades from fuses to circuit breakers. Fast, quality workmanship. Nick 860-665-7202. CT Lic #E1-180139



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 860-6906505 or Kris 860-348-076 today for your free estimate. Fully insured and licensed. Lic #565969.

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.




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. PLUMBING “Quality you can count on for years.” POSITANO PLUMBING, INC. - 31 years We do roof repairs, vinyl siding, of serving Bristol and the surrounding windows, seamless gutters. Honest, areas. Specializing in all repairs. competitive pricing. No hidden costs. Plumbing & heating. Water heater Free estimates. Fully insured. Written replacement, boiler replacement. CT Lic warranties. Clean and courteous #202691, 308931. For the best repair installers. CT Lic #565709. GAFELK ME work in the area, please call 860-584- #11852. 860-622-9800 or 860-7470012, 186 West St., Bristol. 4427. DEMAIO PLUMBING & HEATING, LLC - Free estimates. We specialize in bathroom & kitchen remodeling, new additions and new houses. Water heaters, zoned heat & more. We also specialize in high efficiency boilers and all types of heating and hot water systems. We install radiant heat, new or additions. Fully licensed and insured. Call Rick at 860-342-3365.

TOTAL TREE SERVICE & LANDSCAPING, LLC - Fall Cleanup & Lawn Maintenenace. Commerical & Residential. 75 ft. bucket truck. Chipper, firewood, land clearing, stump grinding, tree removal. Registration #608808. Fully insured. 860-529-8389 or 860-538-0980.

to advertise call 860-231-2444

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Come for a Visit….. Stay for a Lifetime!

2095 Berlin Tpk. Newington, Ct.


Open Daily Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Mon-Sat 11:30am-11pm Sunday 11:30am-10pm Bar open Late Fat & Happy Hour 4 - 6 pm Monday - Friday 1/2 price wings, $2 Coors Light & Bud Light Drafts $5 House Wine (Red & White) MONDAY $.25 cent Wing Night (7 - 10 pm) Lounge/Bar Only) TUESDAY Trivia Night begins at 8 pm and Prime Rib dinner special only $12.95 . 5 pm - Close (while supplies last)

THURSDAY Live Music 8 - 11:30pm $3 Heineken, Dos Esquis and Newcastle (4 - Close) Sunday NFL Sunday Ticket. $5 23oz Bud Light Drafts with $3 refills – In bar only

Lunch Lunch-Available 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Basket of Hand Cut Fries Poutin French Fries $5.00 $9.00 Fat & Happy Wings $9.00 Fresh Guacamole $6.00 Robin’s Queso Dip $5.00 Philly Cheesesteak Egg Roll $9.00 Buffalo Chicken Egg Roll $8.00 Side Salad or Soup & Slider Combo $9.00 Chicken Caesar Salad $9.00 Jennie’s Salad $7.00 House Steak Salad $10.00 Portabella Stack Sandwich $9.00 Fish Sandwich $9.00 Grilled Chicken Sandwich $10.00 Chicken Salad Wrap $9.00 Buffalo Chicken Wrap $8.00 Roasted Turkey Wrap Grilled Chicken Wrap $9.00 $9.00 Patty melt $9.00 Pulled Pork Tacos $9.00 Blackened Chicken Sandwich $10.00 Grilled Chicken Sandwich $10.00 Fat & Happy Bleu Burger $11.00 Fat & Happy Burger $8.00

Soup and Salad Soup of The Day Bowl $5.00

Buffalo Chili Bowl $6.00

Traditional Caesar Salad $7.00 Watermelon Salad $8.00

Jennie's Salad $8.00 House Salad $7.00

Add to any salad Chicken $4.00 Steak $6.00 2 jumbo shrimp $6.00 Salmon filet $6.00 Sandwiches Fried Fish Sandwich Pulled Pork Sandwich $10.00 $10.00 Fat & Happy Burger Sloppy Joe $8.00 $11.00 Open Face Steak Sandwich $12.00 Entrees Grilled BBQ Chicken $14.00 Shepherd's Pie $12.95 Fresh Vegetable Risotto of the Day $14.95 Grilled Vegetable Skewers $12.95 Blackened Sea Scallops $23.95 Shrimp and Grits $19.95 Fish and Chips $14.95 Pan Roasted Salmon $18.95 Baby Back Ribs $18.00 ( Make it a full rack - add $7.00 ) Guinness Braised Short Ribs $22.95 Petite Filet Mignon $19.95 Grilled Hanger Steak $21.95

Newington Town Crier 09-16-11  

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