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The Soccer Club of NewingtonÂ’s U-14 Blizzards pose with their gold medals after earning a share of a state championship recently when they tied with the Simsbury Sensation in the CT State Cup Finals. It capped off an unbeaten season for the Blizzards, who finished 16-0-4. Back row, from left: Head coach Ray Gagnon, Megan Willgoos, Katelyn Andrews, Megan Andrews, Sarah Proulx, Taylor Green, Caroline Bielaszka, Natalie Harackiewicz, Sarah Ericson, Deanna LaVoie, Carmen Candelas, assistant coach/manager Kim Luiz, assistant coach Eliut Lozada. Front row, from left: Ariel Keen, Brianna Huebner, Claire Hurtado, Kaila Lozada, Amanda Gagnon, Mackenzie Luiz, Hayley Gilchrest, Kayla LaRosa. See story, Page 20 Volume 52, No. 44
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‘Turkey brigade’ comes to town STAFF WRITER
Stew Leonard’s once again came to the aid of hundreds of families struggling to afford a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. For the past 32 years, the “farmfresh” retailer has given away turkeys to community organizations for distribution to people in need. Their three Connecticut locations and Yonkers, N.Y., store offered up a total of 1,929 birds this year to more than 100 churches, civic groups, elderly housing complexes, senior nutrition programs and schools. The Newington store in particular gave away 315 turkeys to 23 area organizations in Newington, New Britain, Hartford, Plainville, Meriden, Cromwell,Wethersfield and beyond. The store distributed them at
its “Turkey Brigade” event last week. Nine volunteers helped the thankful group representatives load the turkeys into their vehicles. One of the volunteers was Jamie DiStefano, the store’s meat department manager. “We think we have it tough but there are always less fortunate people out there,” DiStefano said. “Stew Leonard’s is always willing to help, especially around the holidays. Everybody knows this time of year being with family is extra important.” Each organization receives a certain amount, depending on the size of the populations it helps feed. The town of Newington received 25 turkeys while town groups The House of Bread received 10 and the Church of St. Mary received five. “We have an organization at St. Mary’s called St. Vincent De
Stew Leonards volunteers helped give away 315 turkeys to area organizations for Thanksgiving this year.
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then they moved to the Berlin Turnpike so the store front has been open for a number of years,â€? explained Farina of the choice to open a boutique. â€œI considered doing a craft store or scrap-booking but this economy isnâ€™t too great right now, so I thought what if we could combine things â€Śâ€? Consignment stores normally accept clothing from people and give them back a percentage of what their items sell for. Since the majority of consignment clothing is already worn, Premierâ€™s drycleaning expertise comes in handy. During last weekendâ€™s open house, the items for sale were mostly donated by the ownersâ€™ family and friends, among others. â€œWe live in Wallingford and there was a lady holding a tag sale who had an online business. A lot of things she acquired had gotten wet and she was going to throw them away so we said, weâ€™ll take it,â€? laughed Farina. Besides the menâ€™s, childrenâ€™s and womenâ€™s clothing, Premier also offers a wide collection of home
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Damato Chiropractic Center and DCC Massage of Newington donated more than 60 bags of groceries to the Newington Department of Human Services, which distributes food and gifts to children, adults, the elderly, and people with disabilities, along with about 70 homebound residents. Patients of DCC Massage Therapy have already raised nearly $2,000 in groceries so Massage therapists Cheryl Connolly, Nikki Sambitski and Rachel Schwanke co- far and delivered these food ordinated the Damato Chiropractic Centers recent fundraising efforts. donations to the Department of
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‘Thanksgiving dinner came true’
Ken Freidenberg, Newington’s director of Human Services, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at the Paradise Pizza Restaurant, 10 East St., New Britain, on how “Thanksgiving Dinner Came True” for some families who almost didn’t have one. He will also talk about how Newington’s Human Services Department staff and volunteers plan to do the same for residents in need at Christmas time as well. The public is invited to this drop-in free admission event and no reservation is needed. Those who wish may bring a voluntary non-perishable food or toiletry item. The event is sponsored by the Newington Kiwanis Club. Freidenberg who is soon to retire after 35 years as department head continues to work regularly with his crew in helping distribute donations, holiday turkeys and all the fixings for those in need and says he intends to work as always until the time he leaves for golf and retirement interests early next year. Those who wish to have food or a beverage should come well before 7 p.m. and may order from the restaurant’s regular cash menu. More information is available by calling (860) 667-2864.
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â€œThey had a blast,â€? said Cubmaster Ernie Field. â€œI think when they collect food it doesnâ€™t About a hundred Newington really ring a bell, but the kids giving children and families will get a another child a toy, I think it rings a surprise this holiday season, com- little better with them. If 100 kids pliments of get one gift a Cub Scout piece thatâ€™s a Pack 347. The win.â€? Scouts, ages 7 Field had to 10, collected his own win, new toys, games in the form and books from of a whipped their families cream pie. In this year and an incentive to helped the sell more Trailâ€™s Newington End popcorn Volunteer Fire this fall, the Company No. scout leaders 3 pack fire told their boys trucks with the ERNIE FIELD if they sold a Cubmaster of Pack 347 goodies. certain amount Thetoyswere they would get transported to Newington Human the chance to throw a pie in one of Services to be distributed among their faces. needy Newington children for the â€œI think we had between 30 and holidays. The Pack also held a food 35 pies being thrown in leadersâ€™ drive that same evening benefiting faces,â€? laughed Field. â€œWe had a couple scouts with huge sales.â€? Newingtonâ€™s Food Bank. By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
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More than 420 Newington families will have pretty packages to put under their Christmas trees this year thanks to fellow residents sharing the holiday spirit through the police departmentâ€™s eighth annual Stuff-a-
Cruiser event. Come Saturday, Nov. 26, outside the Wal-Mart on the Berlin Turnpike,Christmas music will blast and kids will fill police cruisers to the brim with gifts. Miss Connecticut 2011 Morgan Amarone â€” as well as Santa â€” will be there helping out.
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Retired Community Services Officer John DiNardi began the event on a much smaller scale about 10 years ago. Now Detective Will Jordan organizes the day, making it a bigger, better occasion each year. DiNardi will still make an appearance to hand out candy canes, however. Heâ€™ll be the one in the jolly red suit. Last year, 3,735 food and gift items were collected along with $3,600 in cash and gift cards â€” all in a single eight-hour period. So hereâ€™s the drill: folks who walk up to the store are handed a flier with some suggested gift items needed. Then they can go in and come out with gifts that another family in town will really appreciate. â€œSome people go above and beyond and get a mountain bike, other people a $5 Nerf ball,â€? said Jordan. â€œAll cash donations, food and toys go towards Newington families experiencing financial hardship. Come Christmas morning those kids are able to open their gifts and the people who donated
can sit back and take a moment to think about how they helped. Itâ€™s really a special feeling.â€? After the drive,all items are transported to Town Hall in a box truck and organized in the auditorium. Then people come in with shopping carriages and select items pertinent to their families to bring home and wrap on their own. â€œItâ€™s Newington helping Newington,â€? Jordan said. â€œItâ€™s really the town stepping up and helping its fellow residents.â€? Many community groups have lent their support. The Public Market is donating a six-foot long sub sandwich Saturday as they do every year to feed the 40-plus volunteers, mostly off-duty police officers. The Fire Department is bringing out its â€œcommand postâ€? RV, supplying food and coffee. Those who have driven down Cedar Street or the Berlin Turnpike sometime in the past week probably have noticed at least one of the three billboards advertising the event, sponsored by local businesses.
Students and staff at the high school have also been preparing to make a hefty contribution of toys they collected competition-style before the weekend, seeing who can donate the most. And Walmart lent its storefront to the Police Department, who is expecting thousands of visitors and shoppers. But donation items donâ€™t have to be purchased there. You can bring in new, unwrapped toys from anywhere. â€œOne family gears up all year long for this,â€? said Jordan. â€œEvery single year, they drive a pick-up truck and car down and drop off anywhere between eight to 12 mountain bikes and helmets, a truckload of food, plus toys.Itâ€™s overwhelming.Theyâ€™ve never missed a year.â€? Kids like to pick out gifts in the store with their parents because they get to put them in â€” or even on top of â€” the police car themselves afterwards. â€œItâ€™s nice knowing that some other childâ€™s Christmas is a little brighter,â€? said Jordan.
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IF YOU GO... The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in front of the Walmart, 3164 Berlin Turnpike. The snow date is Dec. 10.
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LOCAL CALENDAR IT’S MOVIE NIGHT AT STONEHEDGE GARDEN CENTER: A short film about feeding and attracting wild birds from the bird industry experts Droll Yankess will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Stonehedge Garden Center, 1616 Willard Ave. There will be giveaways, door prizes and more. Stop by Stonehedge Garden Center to get your free ticket, or (860) 667-1158 to reserve your spot. VISIT WITH SANTA (FREE WITH A NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEM): The Newington Parks & Recreation Department and the Newington Food Bank have decided to start the holiday season and convince Santa Claus to take a break from the North Pole and stop by the Mortensen Community Center, 131 Cedar St., in the Romano Room to pose for pictures and hear the secret wishes of any child who wishes to share them with the man in red. He’ll be at the center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Bring a nonperishable food item and this event is free. WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION MEETING: The Connecticut Chapter of Professional Women in Construction (PWC-CT) will host a panel discussion and meeting entitled “Issues and Impacts: Southern
New England Private Schools,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Hartford Marriott in Rocky Hill. The meeting, which is open to the public (registration and payment info below) — is one in a series of educational and networking programs hosted by PWC-CT. The programs are tailored to professionals in the architectural, engineering and construction fields, as well as others who may be interested in those subjects. This PWC meeting and discussion will be held, at the Hartford Marriott, 100 Capital Boulevard in Rocky Hill. Open to the public. All attendees must pre-register online by Friday, Dec. 2, at www.pwcusa. org/CT. Cost: PWC members $50; nonmembers $75. Registration and networking begin at 5:30 p.m.; cash bar; dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. ST. MARY WOMEN’S CLUB CHRISTMAS BANQUET: St. Mary Women’s Club will hold its annual Christmas Banquet Sunday, Dec. 11, at Carmen Anthony’s, 1770 Berlin Turnpike. Cocktails (cash bar), with cheese, crackers, fruit/veggies, will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. with dinner immediately following. Menu choices include Chicken Carmen Anthony, filet mignon, and salmon Imperiale, each served with chef’s selection of starch and vegetable.
Salad, coffee/tea and dessert are included in the $30 cost. Call Madeline Scanlon at (806) 666-9329 to sign up. Deadline for reservations is Friday, Dec. 2. DON’T GIVE THE FLU THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: The Central CT Health District is offering a family flu clinic available for anyone age 4 and older, Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Wethersfield Town Hall, Council Chambers, 505 Silas Deane Hwy. The Health District offers three types of vaccination to its participants: nasal spray vaccine (FluMist), available to any healthy person age 4 through 49, preservative-free vaccine and injectable vaccine available to children and adults over age 4. CCHD will bill all Anthem and ConnectiCare Plans and Medicare Part B. (You must bring your card from one of the above plans to receive your flu vaccination at no charge.) Noninsurance cost: $25 cash. (Note: we are unable to bill Aetna Insurance and United Healthcare Insurance). Pneumonia shots will also be available. Wear short sleeves or loosesleeved clothing. SLEIGH RIDE AROUND MILL POND PARK: Back by popular demand, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. you and the family can enjoy a
horse-drawn sleigh ride around Mill Pond Park. Bring your cameras, a canned food item and your holiday spirit. ANNUAL “NIGHT OF LIGHTS”: On Saturday Dec. 3, the Newington Parks and Recreation Department along with the Newington Chamber of Commerce are proud to sponsor the annual Newington Night of Lights. This festive night starts at 4:30 p.m. for the Wreath Lighting at Mill Pond Waterfall on Garfield Street and a walking carol sing into the Town Center. At 5 p.m. the night will continue with a Fire Truck parade with Santa, refreshments, entertainment, carol singing and tree lighting. By bringing down a nonperishable food item you can enjoy this exciting lineup for free. For more information, call (860) 665-8666. In case of inclement weather, call the information hotline at (860) 665-8686. CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: St. Mary Women’s Club will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at St. Mary School gym, 652 Willard Ave. Breakfast and lunch will be available. TEMPLE SINAI CONGREGATION TO HOST MUSLIM FRIENDS: The congregation of Temple Sinai will
host members of the Muslim community at an evening of food and music at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the temple, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington. Members of the mosque will follow up by hosting Temple Sinai at a date to be determined. For more information, call the temple office at (860) 561-1055 or contact email@example.com. MS SUPPORT GROUP: The Newington MS Support Group meets at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center,120 Cedar St., at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. There are more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an oftentimes debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter offers more than 30 support groups throughout Connecticut. These groups bring together people who share a common life experience as it relates to MS and its effects. For more information, contact Charlie at (860) 667-1314 or Tom at (860) 236-2751. For more information on multiple sclerosis and the many ways you can help make a difference, visit www.ctfightsMS.org or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.
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Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 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. Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 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.
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Call the Children’s Department at (860) try. Mathematicians in grades 1 to 4 may 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by Cold call the Children’s Department at (860) Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc. 665-8720 to register. 665-8720 to register beginning Nov. 29. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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Saturday, Dec. 10, 1 to 2 p.m. Come to our monthly gathering to build Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, projects with Lego bricks. For safety rea6:30 p.m. sons, only people age 7 and older will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, noon Stories, songs and more for the whole allowed in the room. Bring your lunch and join us for a viewfamily all year ‘round. No registration Call the Children’s Department at (860) necessary. 665-8720 to register beginning Nov. 26. ing of “Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack.” Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, this featurelength documentary from National Geographic delves into the untold Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 17, 10:30 a.m. to storylines and unresolved mysteries surTuesday, Dec. 13, noon noon rounding the Japanese attack on Pearl Children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Beverages and desCome join us for a special needs play group giving parents the opportunity to are invited to a special storytime involving serts will be provided. Running time is 90 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the talk, support and encourage each other, stories, songs and cool artwork! Join the fun by calling the Children’s Library. while allowing their children time to play and socialize together. Co-sponsored by Department at (860) 665-8720 to register beginning Nov. 29. Sponsored by the Newington UNICO. Friends of the Library.
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Progress in preserving open space
Kudos for sweet pic of Adeline
To the editor:
To the editor:
When a newspaper does something truly above average there is little doubt that it should be acknowledged and recognized for its efforts. The photo of Adeline Poglitsch and the caption was a poignant moment in time and the photographer and the caption editor did something really marvelous; they allowed the local world to glimpse what dedication and respect for our democracy is all about. Voting in local, state and federal elections is something we often forget or don’t take seriously, but it is often inspiring to observe good people like 96-year-old Adeline who do take the right to vote as seriously as they do. Examples of valiant and decent
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behavior surround us if we just care to look, and kudos to the photographer and the caption editor who captured the moment, and in doing so, captured the essence of the democratic spirit in action. Our thanks to the Town Crier. Gary Bolles and Wayne Alexander Newington
A heartfelt thanks goes out to all residents and neighbors who, over the past months, have shown their support for protecting Cedar Mountain from development. Whether you attended the numerous public hearings, wrote letters to the newspapers, voiced your concerns to candidates during the recent election or simply support the idea of open space, you have made a difference in what has been accomplished so far. The recent decision to purchase the 28-acre Marcap property across from HealthTrax (formerly known as the Marcap property) at the top of Cedar Street is a reflection of your perseverance and what the volume of a collective voice can do. You should be proud of what progress we as a community are making toward the conservation of what little open space there is left in our town.
An honor and a privilege to serve To the editor:
I would like to thank all Newington residents who supported me in this month’s municipal election. It has been my honor and privilege to represent you and your family as a Town Council member throughout the years and I
look forward to continuing to do so in the future. Like you, I want Newington to remain the kind of town we can all be proud to call home. Over the last two months going door-to-door, I have had the opportunity to personally speak to many of you. I appreciate that you took the
time to share your thoughts and concerns with me. Please contact me via my cell phone at (860) 559-3795 at any time if you would like to talk about issues important to our town. Once again, thank you!
On behalf of the Newington Department of Human Services I want to thank all residents for their support for the Election Day Food Collection. More than 47 bags of food were collected on Tuesday, Nov. 2. This helps residents in need who are experiencing hardship
due to unemployment, underemployment, chronic illness and fixed income. Residents in need include families with children, couples, single adults, seniors and people with disabilities. A special thank you goes to the Kiwanis Club, both Democratic and Republican Town Committees, Sandy Nafis, Tim Manke and all of the Boy
As many of you know, Newington is significantly overdeveloped in comparison with all neighboring towns. Not only does preserving Cedar Mountain protect open space, it protects our town from strains on public services, increased traffic congestion on Route 175, disruption to wildlife, and it respects the rights of residents in established neighborhoods adjacent to the mountain While the Marcap purchase represents a significant step in the right direction, there is still more work to do. The Save Cedar Mountain group intends to vigilantly monitor activity regarding the other large parcel of land on Cedar Mountain (currently known as the “Balf Property”) which is slated for a 62-house subdivision. For those who may be unsure as to where this property is located, it can be visualized in this way: Stand on Connecticut Avenue facing the mountain and draw
Ken Freidenberg Director of Human Services Newington
a vertical line at the lookout. Everything to the left of that line represents the Balf Property with a few minor exceptions. Many have said that strength in numbers is what influences decisions made by our town government. This could not be made any clearer than by the number of residents who have come out, and will continue to come out, in words and actions for the cause to save Cedar Mountain. Again, please accept our sincere thanks for supporting the preservation of this natural resource and what we believe is one of the last significant pieces of open space in Newington. If you would like more information please feel free to email us at: save.cedar. email@example.com or visit our Facebook group Save Cedar Mountain. Rick Spring on behalf of The Save Cedar Mountain Group Newington
Lavery ride a success To the editor:
On behalf of the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, I would like to thank all of the committee members, local businesses, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, family and Maureen H. Klett friends, and the hundreds of ridNewington ers for making the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Motorcycle Ride such a success. I especially would like to acknowledge and thank Maguire’s Sports Bar and Stew Leonard’s for hosting the event and providing the food; Newington police for coordinating the police escorts, parking Scouts who loaded the food lot, photography and volunteers; Pronto Printer of Newington from the polls and brought it to for the fliers and posters; Sign the Town Hall in time for the Pro for the banners and signs; Holiday Distribution. Trantolo & Trantolo for securing Thanks again to the the permit and advertising; Shark Newington Community whose generous support continues to help residents in need.
Election Day food drive a hit To the editor:
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Entertainment for providing the music; Omar Coffee Co. for the morning coffee; Newington Price Chopper for the morning snacks; Connecticut Police Supply, Mickey Finns Honda, Greater Hartford Police Supply and Gengras Harley- Davidson for selling T-shirts; the motor officers from numerous police departments around the state for escorting the riders safely throughout the ride; Pat Whalen, bagpiper, and Susan Hilerio, singer of our National Anthem. I am overwhelmed and appreciative of the continued support, hard work and generosity of so many people in our community who contribute to the success of this annual memorial motorcycle ride. Thank you. Pamela Lavery Berlin
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Power outage points To the editor: A lot of people are complaining to each other about their situation during the Great Halloween Power Outage ’11. Often the situation arises in which one person would say: “You can’t talk, because I had it so much worse.” But who is to say who had it worse than someone else? I am. Below, you will find a point system to tally up your suffering during the storm and ensuing cleanup efforts. Fairly and honestly assess your situation, and total up your points. Utility losses: 20 points — heat 15pts — hot water Electricity: 10 points — cooktop 5 points — oven, cable, Internet House guests: 2 points — adult 3 points — pet 4 points — child under 12 Miscellaneous: Property Damage — 1 point per $20 damage up to insurance deductible, 1 point per $100 damage thereafter Tree cleanup (done yourself and with help) — 2 points per man-hour of work (if you had to hire someone, count these points under property damage) Spoiled food — 1 point per $5 lost food (lost doesn’t mean you ate it real fast) Damage to appliances due to surge of returning power — 1 point per $20 damage Homelessness as a result of storm damage — 1,000 pts. You work for CL&P — 50 points Totaling your points: Utility losses and house guests are totaled on a PER DAY basis. (If you did not have heat, electricity, hot water, a cooktop, oven, cable or internet for four days, that would be 20+15+15+10+5+5+5= 75 x 4(days) = 300 total points for utility losses. Same goes for house guests.) Miscellaneous are totaled once only. Special Generator totaling: If you had a generator running any of your utilities, divide those
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utility points by two. (e.g. Your generator ran your electricity for the day, but not your heat or hot water that one day would be 7.5 points for electric, 20 points for heat, 15 points for hot water.) If you lost all your utilities and, as a result, stayed with someone else, you can either count your utility losses OR count everyone else at the place you stayed as a house guest. You can’t double dip for each day. Special considerations: Where appropriate, you may add or subtract points if you feel like there was a special circumstance. For example, if you had two adult house guests, but they are your best friends and you had a great time and wish they could’ve stayed longer, take only one or zero points per person per day. However, if your internet was out when you were going to Skype with your husband in Afghanistan for the first time in three months before his next mission, you can (at least) double your internet loss points for that day. Without special considerations, I earned 60 points for utility losses, 32 points for house guests, and 8 points for limb cleaning. As special considerations, I’m going to add 3 points for one day of cable loss because we had ordered the special college football package and had invited people over for the game and cooked special food for them right before we lost the cable. I’m going to subtract 50 points from the total because I got out of work for the week and I got to spend lots of time and do fun things with my beautiful wife and soon to be released baby. Total points: 53 Future conversations about the storm will probably go like this: “I had a 437 point storm!” “Oh yeah? I had a 640 point storm!” “Wow. I guess we don’t have to talk about this at all any more then.” How many points did you suffer?
Emergency shelter a blessing To the editor: For those of us without power for several days (or even a few), Newington’s Emergency Shelter at the high school was a blessing. The planning, organization and execution of a very necessary operation for our town was
Thank you, Newington; we are a shining example of a positive town government at work. The proud to be residents of this fine friendly and concerned attitude town where we have lived for 47 and helpfulness of all those who years. worked to ensure that we were Shirley and Bob Gerrol, well taken care of speaks volumes Newington of how the town came together during the “dark days” (no pun intended).
Looking forward to serving To the editor:
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out and voted on Tuesday, Nov. 8. It is commendable that with all the other issues that many of us faced, the voter turnout was still in the 30th percentile. All of us volunteer to help keep Newington the special town that it is and we appreciate your support.
I would personally like to thank Carol Anest and the Democratic Town Committee as well as all of my running mates. I have been a part of town politics for 15 years and can honestly say that this was one of the most cohesive groups I have had the pleasure to be involved with. The candidates knocked on a record number of doors and met many wonderful people.
Thanks for the support To the editor:
We the undersigned Board of Education members are writing to thank the voters for their support on Election Day. Cyndi and Jane are very excited to be elected to their first terms and very much appreciate the support of the voters, and Dan and Nancy are very grateful for the continued support of the voters by being re-elected. As a group, we look forward to serving the children
of Newington and are honored to have your trust. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jen Win-Johnson for running with us and for a great campaign. We hope that she will continue to be involved in our schools as she is an asset to our community. Now that the election is over, we will put politics aside so that we can work together with all members of the Board of Education to provide the best education we can
We were energized by our message and the leadership of Steve Woods. I am once again looking forward to serving on the Board of Education helping to keep Newington’s student’s on a path to a bright future. Thank you again to everyone who supported me. Pam Raynock, Newington
for the children of Newington. We will take our roles seriously and will act thoughtfully and responsibly while serving as members of the Board of Education. Voters, we thank you again for the support. Cyndi Zolad Callahan, Dan Carson, Nancy Coccaro Petronio, and Jane Ancona Siegel, Newington
Let us go forward as residents To the editor:
When this letter is printed the election results will be in and we will be seeing some old familiar faces and some new ones. Although the election is over, James Brasile, the “job” has just begun. The Newington new Council and the Board of Education will need to work together for the betterment of
the town. Disagreements will occur, as well they should. It indicates creative thought, which should open up dialogue leading ultimately and hopefully to consensus. We would like to say “Welcome” or “Welcome back” to the winners, and “Thank you for your service” or “Thank you for even considering to run for
public office” to those who lost. Let us go forward not as Democrats, Republicans or Independents, but as residents of Newington working together to maintain our Newington. Rose Lyons and Mady Kenny, Newington
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On their path to a state championship, the Blizzards defeated Bethel in a semifinal match in a snowstorm at Clem Lemire field in Newington Oct. 29.
Blizzards create perfect storm
U-14 girls club caps season with state championship By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
The Blizzards, a U-14 travel soccer team out of the Soccer Club of Newington, just won the CT State Cup Finals. They were co-champions with the Simsbury Sensation after playing to a draw in the title game. But their coaches say the real success is in the family they have created over the last five years. They share a bond that may be more of a marvel than their long history of wins. More than half the girls have
been together since they were 9 years old, when the U-9 Blizzards were developed. Together, they have sharpened both their soccer skills and their characters to ready themselves for high school next year. “They thrive at what they do and really get along really well together,” said Ray Gagnon, the team’s head coach. “The coaches have come from the high school and commented on how well they play together but yet how much fun they’re having at what they do.” This strength of character can be seen in the girls’ sense of sportsmanship. This fall season, their record was 16-0-4. They tied Simsbury three times over the course of the fall, ending their last game all square at the end of two overtimes. But they bear no
bitterness over the co-champion coaches emphasize the importance designation. of team-building, which may be “I think they’re honored to share the key to their talent as players. the title,” said After a game on Kim Luiz, one a hot day, it is of the team’s common for the assistant coachgirls to enjoy es. “Simsbury’s a time in the pool very, very strong at one of their club and to be up families’ homes. there with them They also in that title is attend college quite an honor. games together They’re thrilled to gain some with their insight from accomplishment their elders and and proud of even partake on RAY GAGNON themselves.” a team campThe Blizzards Blizzards head coach ing trip every were also North summer. Central League champions last And when it is time for soccer, year and are looking forward to nothing gets in their way. taking the high school by storm. “Practice almost never gets canBut it’s not all about soccer.Their celed,” said Luiz. “If the fields are
“You always want to make sure they have a love of the game. There may be other teams out there that have more talent but they don’t have more heart.”
closed due to damage from rainy weather, coach Ray works hard to find an alternate location. Whether it be at a church that shares its open area facilities with us or a blacktop area in town, practice must go on. We are committed to being together even when faced with challenges from Mother Nature.” Just as their players are constantly learning, the coaches are also receptive to training from experts in the field, such as Dave Clark, the head women’s soccer coach at Quinnipiac University. The team has also worked closely with Everson Soccer Academy to expand upon its skills. “You always want to make sure they have a love of the game,” said Gagnon. “There may be other teams out there that have more talent but they don’t have more heart.”
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