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Resident enjoys singing National Anthem at parade

Shriners participate in parade

By Alex Syphers Staff Writer

Fred FitzGerald said he was honored when he heard he had been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the 11th annual Connecticut Veterans Day Parade in Hartford Sunday. Fitzgerald, along with veterans and veterans’ groups from Newington and the surrounding area, were part of the 3,500-strong parade to commemorate the country’s military veterans. See FitzGerald, Page 2

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Members of the Sphinx Shriners Club of Newington drive their mini cars in formation past the reviewing stand at the CT Veterans Day Parade Sunday. Volume 51, No. 43

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“It was exhilarating it, really was, and at the same time I have to say humbling,” Fitzgerald said. “To know that you’ve done a good job and what you’ve done has made other people appreciate what is going on.” FitzGerald, who served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve from 1956 to 1964 and is a member of the Jewish War Veterans, said has been singing since he was 8 years old. FitzGerald sang the national anthem from the parade reviewing stand located across from the Wadsworth Atheneum on Main Street. The parade had come to a halt moments before to allow for a moment of silence in honor of fallen veterans, and as FitzGerald started to sing, the crowd remained quiet allowing his voice to echo off the surrounding office buildings of the city and carry on down the streets. “It’s an honor and a lot of self satisfaction to bring something to everybody including those who served,” said FitzGerald, “It’s like

the flag. Every time the flag comes by you salute it and when you sing the National Anthem it’s not just a gig, it’s not just a performance, it’s the same kind of feeling I get when I sing in synagogue.” Column after column of veterans and veterans groups marched under the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park as the parade began early that afternoon. The Governor’s Food Guard was an impressive display as they marched under the arch dressed in scarlet uniforms and tall black fur caps, based on the military uniforms worn by Connecticut soldiers during the Revolution. Other Revolutionary re-enactment groups fired their muskets in salute as they marched the 1.5-mile parade. Barbara Gede of Newington, a Vietnam Era Navy veteran, walked with her friend and fellow veteran Shirley Noel of Wethersfield, a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, during the parade. They marched as part of the 42nd Connecticut Yankees, WAVES National.

“It’s nice to have the people come out, the sense of camaraderie, to show their appreciation to the soldiers and sailor of all the services,” said Gede. According to the women of the 42nd CT Yankees the Veteran’s Day parade is an important event not only because they are veterans but to gain recognition for the women veterans across the state. “Women veterans often have a hard time being viewed as veterans,” said Noel. The Newington American Legion Post 117 also participated in the parade. They passed through the Victory Arch in a classic pearl white convertible. Each member wore service caps with showing their branch and time of service. “It’s our honor to veterans past and present,” said Mike Pizzuto, a Marine Corps veteran. “There were a lot of guys who did make it home so we could live free. Freedom isn’t free — it takes a lot of blood and guts, at least that’s the Maine Corps way.”

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Fred FitzGerald of Newington sings the National Anthem from the reviewing stand at the CT Veteran’s Day Parade in Hartford Sunday.

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Victory Gardens development moving closer

By Alex Syphers Staff Writer

The Women’s Institute of Housing and Economic Development has been making progress in the development of the Victory Gardens Senior housing complex in recent meetings with the Newington Town Council and the Newington Planning and Zoning Commission. Victory Gardens will be a 72-unit permanent housing complex for homeless and low income veterans. The housing complex will be built on an 11-acre lot off Veterans Circle on the Veterans Affairs campus. In its development of the housing complex, the VA chose WIHED, a consulting and developing firm with more than 30 years of experience, to develop the site. WIHED plans to spend the majority of 2011 finalizing funding for the project with the hope of breaking ground by fall of 2011. Occupancy isn’t planned until the beginning of 2014, allowing for 18 months of construction. “The whole purpose of the project is housing for veterans. There is a focus on housing for veterans who are homeless,” said Betsy Crum, director of Real Estate Development for WIHED. Because the Victory Gardens will

be built on federal land, WIHED was exempt from town zoning regulations. Yet, the VA and WIHED agreed to come before the TPZ and meet all the town zoning requirements. “We feel the project really has to be for the community,” said Crum. “The partnership between the town and the VA is very strong even though we are the developer and we’re doing it in partnership with the VA. We wanted the town to be informed of everything that was going on to have some input and be part of the process.” WIHED recently met with the town Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss the project and, according to Town Planner Ed Meehan, the commission was impressed with the overall progress of the development. “I think it is a well designed project. The architecture is compatible with the historic buildings that the VA constructed in the late 20’s early 30’s,” said Meehan, “I think the commission was impressed with the amount of landscaping and the preservation of mature trees in the area.” A few questions were raised about the effect that the veterans housing would have on morning traffic in

Crews break ground at New Meadow By aLEX sYPHERS Staff Writer

Construction on the New Meadow Phase II Senior Housing complex began last week as construction crews began the preliminary groundbreaking for the 32-unit housing complex more than two years after the Newington Town Council approved the land lease for the complex. “It has been a long process,” said Town Manager John Salomone. “We demolished the building that was up there over a year ago… for construction to take place took another year. “ The council voted to approve the lease of the land New Samaritan Corp. — a non-profit housing developer — in February 2008 and ceremonial groundbreaking

was held in October 2009, yet delays in funding and municipal easements left the second phase of the New Meadow Village in limbo as the Town Council and the Town Plan and Zoning Commission worked to get construction moving. “This past summer there was a flurry of activity to get the land conveyed by lease to New Samaritan,” said Ed Meehan, Town Planner, “One of the holdups were the easements that are required for utilities for MDC Water and Sewer.” New Samaritan Corp. had begun the final preparatory stages for construction earlier this year granting MDC easements to extend the Mill Street water main to the senior housing complex, See Construction, Page 8

front of Newington High School. “The issue always comes up about better traffic control in front of the high school,” said Meehan, “and this project is not going to have much of an impact on that because they are only going to generate between 17 and 22 cars in the morning which is pretty minimal on Willard Avenue.” The TPZ is looking at a few options to alleviate congestion during morning traffic from changing the timing of the traffic lights to possibly constructing a turning lane. WIHED is also asking for a waiver in a buffer zone between the Victory Gardens and the high school.

The VA is zoned as public land and abuts a residential zone. According to town zoning laws there should be a 25-foot buffer area between these zones. Meehan said the TPZ did not voice any concerns over the waiver since it is going to be a parking lot next to a parking lot and WIHED plans to landscape the area. They did not vote to approve the Victory Gardens project during their Oct. 27 meeting. The Town Council asked about the proximity to the Newington High School. Crum explained that WIHED recently completed The Franklin

and The Eleanor housing complex in Bridgeport this summer across from Franklin Elementary School in Bridgeport with great success. WIHED also met with the Newington Board of Education Wednesday and plans to hold an open forum for residents to voice their opinions about the project on Nov. 18, at the American Legion Post 117, at 294 Willard Avenue. “I have honestly got nothing but positive reactions from folks in town, the Council, Planning and Zoning, and neighbors. There seems to be a very strong relationship between the VA and the Town of Newington, it’s been great,” said Crum.

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Human Services director grateful for food-drive support

To the Editor:

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 470 bags of food were collected 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 Scouts who loaded the food from the polls and brought it to the Town Hall in time for the holiday distribution. Thanks again to the Newington Community whose generous support continues to help residents in need. Sincerely, Ken Freidenberg Director of Human Services

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High-school internships are enriching, rewarding educational experiences By Joann Vasil

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The forecasted needs for the 21st century, the pace of technological change, and global competition have created a need to prepare all students for career success. This can be done by exploring multiple career pathways and comprehensive career planning that empowers students to be able to make informed career and educational choices. The occupations we prepare students for will definitely change in the 2008-18 decade; and although it is impossible to predict the future, insight into analyzing trends in population growth, technological advances and business practices can be helpful in planning a career pathway. High school internships are one of the most important ways students can gain authentic experience, understand the role and demands of today’s worker, learn skills needed for success, plan for postsecondary education, and start to make contacts within their field of interest. Internships offer valuable, “real-time” work experience, networking contacts, a means to developing marketable and diverse skills, a “try-out” period before committing to a college degree program and offer great

benefit to both the student and the employer. Benefits to the student include learning how to communicate with professionals in a field of their choice, developing teamwork and leadership skills along with responsibility, building professional networking contacts, and developing industry-specific 21st century skills while still in high school. Students become viable, experienced job candidates and can also strengthen their college application. Employers today consider internship experience in the hiring process and look to their own interns as the best potential candidates within their organizations. Students at Newington High School are offered this opportunity through the Junior/Senior Internship Program, coordinated by Mrs. Julie Karas. This program offers students a structured opportunity to explore and experience careers that match their educational and career interests in all 16 career clusters. Mrs. Karas’ perseverance and commitment to this program has steadily increased student participation, formulated ongoing partnerships with business and industry organizations and provided students with access to the education and training necessary to be highly competitive in today’s world. Since June, Mrs. Karas has


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Human Services Food Bank seeks more donations By Alex Syphers Staff Writer

The Newington Human Services Food Bank has met with success in the recent Election Day Food Drive and subsequent food donations in recent weeks, temporarily alleviating the fear of a gloomy Thanksgiving and holiday season for many Newington families. “People are absolutely responding to my request … people are recognizing that the need has increased,” said Ken Freidenberg, Director of Newington Human Services, “Newington continues to be a really generous community.” The Newington Human Services with the help of Boy Scout Troop 347 were able to collect 470 bags of food and personal hygiene items during the Election Day Food Drive. The Boy Scouts

collected the food dropped off at the polling stations and delivered it to the Newington Food bank. “The kids really liked the community service aspect of it… they certainly understood the need of it,” said Tim Manke, Boy Scout troop leader. “In my opinion most scouts want to find something they can do to give back to the community and this was an opportunity for them to do that.” In addition to the Election Day Food Drive, the food bank has been receiving donations from throughout the community including the Newington Volunteer Fire Department Ladder Co. 1, the Kiwanis Club of Newington, local Boy Scout Troops, the Senior and Disabled Center and the United Methodist Church. “They’re coming in from every direction,” said Freidenberg. On Friday, Girl Scout Troop

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10516 donated more than 160 toothbrushes and more than 40 tubes of toothpaste to the Human Services Department. “We wanted to help the people in our community ... we really let the girls decide at the troop meeting because that is the goal of Girls Scouts that the girls lead their own projects, and they narrowed it down to toothbrushes,” Leigh Grandy, Girl Scout troop leader. The Girls Scouts designed and handed out flyers throughout the community working with Holy Spirit Parish who volunteered to be their donation site. The troop decided to forego its annual fall fundraiser to focus on helping the community. Freidenberg led the Girl Scouts on a tour of the food bank explaining to the troop that the food bank assists more than 140 households

during the holiday season. “I always say that someone in need may be your friend or neighbor,” Freidenberg told the girls, explaining that often it is not obvious who is in need of assistance especially in the wake of the recent economic recession. Freidenberg told the Girl Scouts he has seen a 28 percent increase in the number of households that come to the food bank during the holiday season in the past year. More than 398 households came to the Holiday Distribution last November. The Girl Scouts toured the facility with smiles on their faces, asking as many questions as their intrepid minds could conjure up. “It’s really good to do this. I mean I feel really proud and I hope people can use these toothbrushes,” said Abigail Coia, 9. After the tour the girls were

inspired to donate more food and winter clothing expressing their desire to start donations in their own schools or clean out the old clothes in their closets. Their donation came just in time, as food bank volunteer Bob Gillis pointed out. There were only a handful of toothbrushes and about five toothpastes tubes left on the bank’s shelves. “We’re getting there…,” said Freidenberg about the food bank stocks, “we think there will be an increase this year from last year.” The Newington Food Bank will be distributing donations during its Holiday Distribution Nov. 15 at the Mortensen Community Center. Newington Human Services is still in need of holiday foods, including turkeys, and gift items, and is also looking for winter clothing donations.

Letter to the Editor Reader: Couple’s entrepreneurial spirit should be rewarded not punished To the Editor: I found myself feeling absolutely disgusted after reading Erica Schmitt’s front-page article in the Friday, Nov. 5 edition, describing how a thriving business venture here in town, Blanche’s Roadside Grill, a lunch truck, is being closed down by the non-renewal of their vendor’s permit by the TPZ. An enterprising couple, Ken and Roberta Robitaille, facing financial struggles, and in the middle of a significant recession, invested whatever financial and human capital they had at their disposal into a mobile lunch truck; which after jumping through all the bureaucratic hoops, they were approved to locate at the corner of Maselli and Pane roads. In spite of being a temporary location, serving only breakfast and lunch, with plenty of competition all around, the Robitaille’s skills and product have helped them build a thriving business over the past year and a half. They started and

grew a business in the middle of a severe recession. In my mind, this is exactly the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that should be rewarded. Instead of looking for a handout, even in these tough economic times, they took a risk instead, which with their hard work, was paying off. Instead of encouraging this kind of “can do” self-reliant spirit however, town officials and the TPZ have harassed them all along, and pulled the rug out from under their business by refusing to renew their vendor’s permit over what I can gather are issues either blown out of proportion, or downright baseless. The best explanation produced being that they don’t pay the same taxes as other permanent restaurants in town, and it’s not “fair.” As a member of the Economic Development Commission here in town, an advisory committee to town officials regarding retention and growth of enterprises, I was unfortunately unaware of the TPZ’s concerns regarding the Robitaille’s business, or their plan to shut them down until reading of them in the paper. The message this action sends to entrepreneurs thinking of investing their capital here in our town is not a good one.

The Robitailles took the risk, followed all the rules, and managed their business well. Who knows? Maybe one day they would’ve built a large enough following that they would have considered a more permanent location here in town to continue building upon their success. Unfortunately Newington might never know. Faced with nonrenewal of their vendor’s permit, they’ve been forced to sell off their trailer as soon as possible in order to recoup their capital. Capital they no doubt will invest in a new venture, most likely in an area safely out of the reach of the Town of Newington, away from the harassment of TPZ commissioners David Pruett, Frank Aita, and Dominic Pane. At any time, but especially in the current economic climate, can the town of Newington really afford to be shutting down thriving small businesses like the Robitailles? Is this the kind of message the town is looking to send to folks who might be thinking of investing their capital here? I hope I never read a story like this in our local paper again. Michael W. Gerhart Newington


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Help people keep their pets

Now through Nov. 19, the Connecticut Humane Society will be collecting donations of pet food and treats to distribute to families in need just in time for Thanksgiving. The Humane Society is asking for unopened, unexpired donations of quality, name brand pet food. To assist with the distribution, the organization encourages people to donate bags 20 pounds or smaller in size. See below for specific food items: Dog/cat food; puppy/kitten food, treats; dry food; canned/wet food. Bring your donations to the following locations, Newington Headquarters, 701 Russell Road, Newington; Stop & Shop: 206 Kitts Lane, Newington, and Stop & Shop: 1380 Berlin Turnpike, Newington.

Photography as Art

Photography as art: Bold, dramatic, large and colorful describe the photographic essays of Shirley Miller on display during the month of November in the cafeteria at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St. Viewing hours: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each weekday and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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discount coupons for many area restaurants and businesses. Contact Sue Tine at (860) 667-0763, if you wish Friday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 14, the NHS drama to purchase one. club presents “All Out,” a morality tale at Newington High School auditorium. Game show contestants compete for a million-dollar prize. Challenges presented contestants; The middle school counseling departments at John however, become increasingly morally questionable. Showtimes are as follows: Friday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Wallace and Martin Kellogg will hold a Parent Night Saturday, Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m; Program for parents of students in grade 8 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2:30 p.m. matinee. Tickets are available Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the John Wallace Cafeteria. They will be discussing the grade 8 to grade 9 transition, at the door, $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. tips for success, internet safety, the developmental guidance Saturday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. curriculum and introduction to the course selection process.

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Music boosters concert

Come dance to the music of “Tirebiter” at the French Model Club, 1375 East St., New Britain, and help support the NHS Music Boosters. Ticket are $10 each B.Y.O.B and appetizers. Contact Mike Scaringe at (860) 667-9852 or Karen Nunes at (860) 521-2748 for tickets. NHS Music Boosters are also offering “2011 Entertainment Books” for $30. These books offer

Financial Aid Evening Program

The Newington High School Counseling Department will be sponsoring a Financial Aid Program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Newington High School auditorium. Handouts and additional information will be available to parents and students who attend. For more information contact The School Counseling Office at Newington High School.

visit, The Kakery at (860) 665-0501, or available. For more information, contact Jean at (860) 667-0778 or Marie at (860) 666-0232.

Newington Bicycle Ladies Night

American Legion Post 117 will hold its first annual Learn more about cycling from a woman’s perspective at Wine-Tasting Fundraiser, hosted by Unit 117 Ladies Auxiliary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Post, Willard Newington Bicycle & Repair Shop, 1030 Main St., for an Avenue. Donation: $20. For information contact Lisa educational night out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Mooney at (860) 665-0597. Goody bags will be handed out to the first 50 women in the door. Free body scanning for bike sizing will be taking place along with running shoe and bra fittings by fleet The Kakery, 1000 Main St. (Vito’s Plaza). is collecting feet, chair massages and discounts on purchases during toys for “We Are The Children” Nov. 17 through Dec. 14. the event. New, unwrapped toys for children from birth to age 12 The Hidden Vine, 1052 Main St., will be catering the can be dropped off Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 event with some delicious appetizers. There will also be a p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 8 to 11 a.m. cheese and wine tasting. RSVP at www.Newingtonbike. “We Are The Chldren” is a local non-profit organization com and go to “ladies Night.” serving local handicapped, abused, homeless children. Toys are especially needed for children aged 9 to 12. Suggestions for this age group include arts and crafts supplies, cameras, The Holy Spirit Ladies Guild will hold its Lamplighter radios, CD players, MP3 players and other electronics, board games and gift cards. If donating toys that require Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Parish batteries, attach them to the box. For more information, Center, 183 Church St. Light breakfast and lunch will be

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National Health Care discussion

Join the Connecticut Center for a New Economy to discuss national health care reform and Connecticut’s unique and powerful universal health care law, SUSTINET, which the legislature enacted in 2009.The talk will take place at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, (right after the 10 a.m. service) at Grace Episcopal Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave. Call (860) 666-3331 with questions.

Art League membership

The Newington Art League accepts new members at any time in the year. Meetings are held in Newington Town Hall, Cedar St., on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m., except for January and February. For information, call (860) 667-2974. Pat Tanger, a pastel artist, has had eight of her paintings accepted for a holiday art exhibit at the New Britain Art Alliance, 66 W. Main St., New Britain, which will open with a reception Nov. 18, to which the public is invited.


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and to remove an 8-inch sewer line that runs beneath the construction site. MDC reviewed the development plans, and informed New Samaritan Corp. that they require at least a 99-year land lease before accepting the easements. The town council approved the extension of the 75-year land lease to 99 years in August, and granted MDC the required easements, allowing for construction to begin. According to Town Planner Ed Meehan the New Samaritan Corp. hopes to have a foundation laid before winter sets in giving the spring construction a head start. The New Meadow Phase II Senior Housing complex is an addition to

the 26-unit New Meadow Village senior housing complex located behind the Newington Senior and Disabled Center. The New Meadow Phase II Senior Housing complex will be built on a field known as the New Meadow parcel, located across from the existing New Meadow Village. The parcel was allocated for use in additional senior housing in the early 1980’s. New Samaritan Corp. is funding the project through the federal Housing and Urban Development grant and the Department of Economic and Community Development for a combined total of $6 million in the project. The town of Newington is also waiting to use a $500,000 grant they

received from the DECD in 2009 to improve the gravel parking lot at the far end of the New Meadow parcel. “We have to wait for New Samaritan to be further along in their project, we don’t want to put all new sidewalks in front of the housing and put a new road in there and have all this construction stuff going over it,” said Meehan. The beginning of the construction is will also allow Newington to reapply for DECD “small cities” grants. The town was unable to apply this year for the funding because the previous grant was tied up in the New Meadow housing complex. A town must spend at least 20 percent of the allocated funding before reapplying for more grants.

Teen dies after being hit by car The accident happened on Church Street near Rowley Street. The 14-year-old was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with seriNEWINGTON — A 14-year-old ous injuries, police said. He passed resident has died after being struck away Saturday, police confirmed. by a vehicle around 6:28 p.m. Friday, Police have not released the name of Nov. 5. the victim or the driver.

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The driver of the car was not injured. The road was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated by the Mid-State Accident Reconstruction Squad. Any who witnesses are asked to call Newington police officer Ryan Deane at (860) 666-8445.

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least two years of undergraduate study at an institute of higher leearning. For more information, contact Maureen Reale of the Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club at (860) 666-5325.

Academic news Jill Grant receives degree from Western New England College

achieve dean’s list recognition, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5 with no grade lower than Jill D. Grant of Newingtonr received a Master of C. Bligh was also named to Bay Path’s Maroon Key Business Administration degree from Western New Honor Society for achieving dean’s list standing for England College Aug. 15. four semesters.

Excelsior College announces Michelle Davis earns degree at recent graduate Doris J. Williams University of New Haven

Brownie Troop 10512, all second-graders from Paterson School, painted pumpkins with the residents of as part of a collaboration with Newington Health Care Center’s “Adopt A Grandparent” program. Pictured are Mia Vendetti, Kylie Perkins, Maddy Romanello, Alexie Armour, Evie Knowlton, Grace Mangiafico, Brianna Frisbie, Grace Canepari, and Sydney Morgenthau.

Doris J. Williams, a resident of Newington, has Michelle Davis of Newington graduated from the earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from University of New Haven Aug. 210 with a Bachelor Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y. of Science in Criminal Justice.

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Semifinalist student in National Merit Scholarship Program

Michelle Davis of Newington graduated from the James Wenker, principal of Newington High University of New Haven Aug. 21 with a Bachelor School has announced that Gloria Cadder, daughter of Science in Criminal Justice. of Mrs. Carol Cadder, has been named semifinalist in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior. James Wenker, principal of Newington High School has announced that Jonathan Kane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Kane and Athena Casarotto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Casarotto, have been named Commended Students in the 2011 Elizabeth Battistone of Newington was named to National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National the Bay Path College One-Day-A-Week Saturday Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the Program dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester. program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

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Students earn graduate degrees from University of New Haven

The following students graduated from the University of New Haven Aug. 21: Surendra Singh received a Master of Art in Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Angela Boudreau received a Master of Science in Education, and Anthony Forgette of Newingtonreceived a Master of Science in Education.

Brooke Bligh named to Bay Path College dean’s List

Brooke Bligh of Newington has been named to the Bay Path College One-Day-A-Week Saturday Program dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester. To

Area student receives award for top GPA

Four Assumption College students recently received Ray Marion Awards for achieving the highest GPAs (grade point average) in the class of 2011. Seniors Alexandria Orlando, Julia Hazlett, Brendan Shea of Newington and Kyle Johnson each received an award and a $1,000 prize for high achievement. Brendan Shea, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shea of Newington, is a double major. Brendon organizes OneShot volunteer opportunities for the Reach Out Center on campus and serves as vice president of community outreach for GAME, the American Marketing Association Chapter at Assumption. A first-year student mentor, he also serves on the Social Justice Committee and works at Emmanuel House on campus.



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SBM Charitable Foundation announces 2010 scholarship awards

The SBM Charitable Foundation has announced its 2010-2011 college scholarship winners, which includes students from Newington and Wethersfield. A total of 103 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate school students were awarded totaling $200,000. . Local students include: n Christopher Jensen of Newington, a University of Connecticut freshman; n Vincent Maselli of Newington, a Central Connecticut State University junior; n Jacob Badura of Wethersfield, a University of Connecticut graduate; n Jessica Lavoie of Wethersfield, an Eastern Connecticut State University senior. The SBMCF college Scholarship Program began in 1996 when the former Savings Bank of Manchester initially awarded its first three scholarships. The SBMCF Scholarship Program is eligible to students who live in Hartford, Tolland or Windham County, and who attend accredited colleges in Connecticut. In announcing the award recipients, executive director Doreen Downham said, “As the cost of a college education continues to rise, we are pleased to help students attain the college degrees that will make such a difference in their lives. It is our hope that they will continue to live in Connecticut after graduation, join the local workforce, and improve the quality of life for themselves, our citizens and our communities.”

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Tunxis Community College student Keith “Damaged,” the six-page creative nonfiction Dauch of Newington was one of five community work Dauch submitted, was inspired by his college student finalists chosen for deployment to Bosnia in 1995 The Norman Mailer High School during the Bosnian War as a and College Writing Awards for paratrooper with the Army’s creative nonfiction. 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne The competition, which is coInfantry Regiment. sponsored by the Norman Mailer “It changed me,” said Dauch Writers Colony and the National of his experience and the Council of Teachers of English, emotions that followed the drew hundreds of submissions from peacekeeping mission. “The across the country in four-year colopposing sides had complete lege, community college and high disregard for human life. The school student writing categories. level of destruction and devas“It is an amazing feeling to get tation was overwhelming.” recognition that I have a talent in Dauch’s work and those this area,” said Dauch, who was of four other community colencouraged to enter the competilege student finalists were tion by his mentor Susan Gentry, judged by a panel of distinTunxis assistant professor of guished authors in choosing English. “I am deeply honored to the winner. have been chosen as one of the top Keith Dauch Dauch won a television finalists to compete for this award, commercial writing competiand thankful for all of my professors at Tunxis who tion at Tunxis in 2008, and plans to enter several have helped me along the way in making the deci- other writing competitions soon. sion to focus my efforts on writing.” He hopes to eventually publish his work.

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Knights are Pop Warner champs By Andy Ragali Staff Writer

The Newington Knights Midget Football’s Pee Wee team defeated a powerhouse Stratford team, which hadn’t lost in two years, to become the 2010 Southern CT Pop Warner Champions. The two teams faced off Nov. 6 after advancing to the championship round. Newington, a third seed in the tournament, beat up a Trumbell team to face-off against the top seeded Stratford. “Well we were definitely the underdogs going into the game,” said Betsy Foster, a parent of one of the Newington players. The Knights were down 8-0 going into halftime, and things were looking bleak for the Newington squad, which had a chance to score near the Stratford goal line in the first quarter, but were unable to get any points on the drive. Coming out of the half, the Knights needed some encouragement to make a push, and got exactly that from what Newington Pop Warner President Pam Austin called “the 12th man.” “We’re very proud,” said Austin of the Newington family of football. “There’s always that 12th man, the crowd.” Austin said that throughout the

game, Stratford fell on the ropes, and the Newington crowd helped change the whole dynamic of the game. “The second half was all Newington,” she said. “It was mostly do to the players, though,” added Austin, crediting the Newington Pee Wee squad for their hard-fought victory. The Knights were able to come back from the first half deficit to win 13-8 and advance to the state championship game this Sunday at noon against New Fairfield. The game will be played at New Fairfield High School. Austin loved what she saw in the Knights against Stratford. “I’ve been involved for eight years, and it was one of the greatest games I’ve seen,” she said. “To have this group come together and show poise, it was a huge game.” Newington Pop Warner has a history of success. Two teams won the national title in Florida in 2004, and another won in 2005. “The success that the program has had is about the coaches,” Austin said. “We don’t have any superstars — maybe one or two down the road — but the volunteers are dedicated, and so are the coaches. Rather then teaching winning, the coaches teach the game, and winning happens.”

Team Roster: Julias Gonzalez, Grayson Foster (C), Spencer Duke, Brian Cooksey, Ben Loura, Jason Carducci (C), Joey Briganti, Corey Pertillar, Grant Ganley (C), Nick Guadarrama, Jeremy Martins, Jordan Beauford, Ben Labas, Aleck Cleveland, Daniel Huaqui, Dylan Mitney and Shamar Hopkins. Head Coach: Ron Duke. Assistant Coaches: Steve Vardilos, Victor DiPrato, Ryan Tufano, Guy Carducci, Jesus Guadarrama and Stanley Duke

For Austin and the Newington Pop Warner program, win or lose, the season has been a success. “They’ve gone further then anyone expected,” Austin said. “Our numbers are down, so our team is small. Sixty percent

is returning players, more like veterans, while 40 percent have never played football before.” Austin asks that anyone in Newington who considers themselves a football fan to come support the Knights Pee Wee

team on Sunday in New Fairfield for the state championship game. If the Knights win, they will move on to the regionals, and from there could possibly make another appearance in Florida for the national championship.

Newington football program grapples with illness By Andy Ragali Staff Writer

Newington football coach Clay Hillyer has been away from the team for the last two weeks after getting his kidney removed, but his team is dealing with some illness as well as it prepares for a non-league match up versus Middletown. “We’ve had a lot of illness,” said Dick Vida, who has taken on the role of interim head coach until Hillyer returns. “The kids have been out sick and there have been

some ongoing injuries.” “The problem with illness is kids miss one or two practices during the week, and you lose any continuity,” Hillyer said. “It’s like you only get one practice. Kids come back and you have to catch them up on everything.” Vida and the rest of the coaching staff have been keeping Hillyer up to date on the happenings of the team. Hillyer was especially proud of his team and the challenge and fight they gave Southington last Friday even though he couldn’t witness the

game in person. “I was ecstatic,” Hillyer said. “I was happy with the kids effort and performance. Southington was somewhat motivated (with all the recent controversy surrounding head coach D.J. Hernandez) to do well, so I was really happy with our effort.” Middletown (6-1-1) sports a far superior record compared to Newington (0-8), but the Indians have progressively shown that they have taken a more disciplined approach to the game, committing far less penalties and playing a much cleaner brand

of football. “We like to think we have a shot in every game we play in,” Hillyer said on his team’s chances of getting the win Friday night. “Middletown is a very good team. They have a lot of speed, a big strong tailback and a quick quarterback.” Friday’s game against the Blue Dragons will be the last for the Indians until the Thanksgiving Day rivalry game against Wethersfield. The Indians would like to grab a victory this week though, and forego See Football, Page 12

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Field hockey team makes state tournament Championship not in cards By Andy Ragali Staff Writer

It wasn’t an extraordinary start to the season for the Newington field hockey team this season. After a 3-1 upset over rival Wethersfield to open up the season, the team eventually fell to 1-5-2 midway through October. Even through strong adversity, it turned out to be a fairy tale season for the Indians, who won the last three games of the season to put their record at 6-8-2, good enough to make the state tournament for the first time in four years. The final victory that put Newington into the tournament was against Somers, which needed the victory to make the tournament as well. Newington Senior forward Sarah Mannix scored in the first half off an assist from junior mid-fielder Vicky Richards. Goalie Alysha Parson made 10 saves in the 1-0 victory, sealing the Indians’ trip to the tournament to play against Newtown, a team with an identical 6-8-2 record going into states. Unfortunately for the Indians, the match was in Newtown, a city a long drive away from

Newington in the southwestern part of Connecticut. Newington head coach Paul Macchi still felt his team was well prepared. “We took a lot of practice on tennis courts for four to five days at home (to prepare for the turf field),” Macchi said. “We were confident, ready.” The Indians were tested on the unfamiliar field, and fell 2-0 against Newtown to end a hard-fought season in which Newington doubled its amount of wins from the previous year, from three to six. “It was a little bit of the turf,” said Macchi. “I Paul Macchi don’t want to head coach use that as an excuse though. We worked so hard, I don’t want to say we ran out of gas, but we didn’t come out the way we had hope too.” Although the ultimate goal, a state championship, was not reached, Macchi was absolutely happy with the way the season went. “This season was more then I probably was thinking it was going to be,” he said. Macchi said that in the past, practice hadn’t been serious

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enough. Last year was his first season as varsity head coach, so it took a while for him to change the mentality of the team. Macchi asked for 110 percent effort all the time throughout the season, and if he didn’t get what he asked for from his players, their playing time would suffer. Through this new mentality, results were achieved. “We beat some teams that we lost to 5-0 last year,” Macchi said. “We came out and shamed them.” Told by his players early on that they were not very good, Macchi made it a point that you need to believe you’re good to be good. With this mantra, the Indians played their hearts out and made the farewell for the 17 seniors graduating this spring a memorable one. “There was nothing I was disappointed about,” said Macchi, who had everyone on the team write a one-page paper after their season ended talking about their feelings towards field hockey. “99.9 percent said they loved it and it was a home away from home,” he said. “Coming together,

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that is a huge difference.” There is some optimism going into next season, even though a large group of seniors will be leaving the team. Macchi said that he will have either 13 or 14 seniors next year, so there will still be plenty of experience on the team. To improve on this season though, Macchi stresses fundamentals. “The off-season is more important then everyone believes,” he said. Macchi and his assistants, Amanda Tuthill and Veronica Underwood, can’t work with returning players during the offseason, and can only meet with the team once, which doesn’t happen until the end of the school year. Therefore, Macchi believes it’s important that his seniors step up and make sure everyone is working on their fundamentals and improving their game. “I tell them what we want,” said Macchi. “We give them a copy of the tryout card going into the summer so the girls know what they need to do.” After a rough start to the season, the Indians achieved more than anyone expected, and Macchi let his team know before he left the bus after the ride home from Newton, that he was proud. “When I left the bus,” said Macchi, “I said there was nothing to be ashamed of.”

Whalers Hockey Fest

The Newington-Berlin High School Hockey Team has been invited to play at the Hockey Fest at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at Rentschler Field, East Hartford just prior to the NHL Legends versus the Mystery Alaska (Celebrity) Game. Tickets start at $30 each, which provides entry to all games and events from Feb. 11 through the 19. Register to purchase your tickets through Newington Hockey Booster Club by contacting Robin Aldieri at (860) 667-0609 or by email at

Little League seeks managers

Newington Little League Baseball is accepting applications for two managers for the 2011 season. Applicants need to have experience working with boys aged 9 through 12, and have a background in baseball. Send a letter of interest, along with a resume and references to Newington Little League, PO Box 310176, Newington CT 06131-0176, or to Call Jim Hughes at (860) 550-1116 for more information.

In Brief Girls soccer team wins tournament opener

The Newington girls soccer team won 1-0 against Amity in their state tournament opener. The Indians (9-7-1) rode a second half Dayna Gambino goal to a 1-0 victory over the Amity Spartans (11-4-2). Jesica Baker made seven saves for the Indians. Her counterpart Catherine Semones made two saves for the Spartans. Newington only managed four shots in the Class LL contest.

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any last minute heroics on Thanksgiving to avoid an 0-10 season. “We’re going to take what the defense gives us (against Middletown),” Hillyer said, giving credit to Southington’s defense last week for shutting down his team’s run game, forcing a pass heavy game. “Southington has one of the best defenses in the

conference, but we still have to be able to block people. They didn’t run well on us either, the field was a mess.” Hillyer would love for his team to develop a running game to accent the Indians passing game that has shown improvement since early on in the fall. Newington will travel to Middletown High School for the game Friday night, which begins at 7 p.m.

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In Home Service - Free in-home measures & estimates. 31 Years in business. We will beat Home Depot, Lowe’s, National Floors Direct & Empire. Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate, Hardwood. Insured & Licensed. CT Lic # 0625775


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SNOW PLOWING QUICK SERVICE Call Scott 860-584-5451




860-539-7938 Justin


Residential & Commercial CALL NOW! A name you can trust & rely on! Fully Insured • Lic. #532398


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A Tree Removal Contractor

Commercial & Residential

• Industrial Parks & Condominiums • Tree & Stump Removal • Seasoned Firewood • Mulch Delivery • Lot Clearing

860-922-3534 FREE ESTIMATES

To Advertise call Classified Department

Fully Licensed & Insured • Lic. Reg. 606904

To Advertise on these pages call the ClassifiedDepartment 860-231-2444 STUMP GRINDING

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Tree & Stump Removal • Lot Clearing

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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

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

Positano Plumbing, Inc. - 31 years of serving Bristol and the surrounding areas. Specializing in all repairs. Plumbing & heating. Water heater replacement, boiler replacement. CT Lic #202691, 308931. For the best repair work in the area, please call 860-584-0012, 186 West St., Bristol.



Bela’s Hardwood Flooring & Supplies, LLC - Installation, refinishing, staining. Sale of wood & supplies. Free estimates, fully insured and Licensed. Ph: 860-8280066, Fax 860-828-1380, 500 Four Rod Rd., Unit 120, Kensington, CT 06037.

LA Rich, LLC - Master Elite Roofing Contractor with over 500 satisfied customers. Our workmanship is warranteed for 20 years by shingle manufacturer. Best warranty in writing. “Quality you can count on for years.” We do roof repairs, vinyl siding, windows, seamless gutters. Honest, competitive pricing. No hidden costs. Free estimates. Fully insured. Written warranties. Clean and courteous installers. CT Lic #565709. GAFELK ME #11852. 860-622-9800 or 860-747-4427.

AUTO JUNKING Chuck & Eddie’s Used Auto Parts - Cash paid for Junk Cars. Highest prices paid. 860628-9684

BASEMENT WATERPROOFING JP Bachand Basement Waterproofing Reliable local contractor. Hatchway leaks, foundation cracks, sub-floor drainage systems, sump pumps & yard drainage. Fully insured, free estimates, written guarantee. Our 27th year registered with CT Dept of Consumer Protection (Reg #511842). Call 860-666-9737

Bill Webber - Hardwood floors sanded, refinished, installed. Deck sanding, power washing. 860-827-9933 or 778-3546


Atty. Harvey L. Levine, Debt Relief Agency - Bankruptcy is available for those qualified, to: 1) stop & prevent foreclosure; 2) stop creditor harrass-ment; 3) eliminate debt. We help people file for relief under the bank-ruptcy code. Free CERAMIC TILE initial consultation. Flagge Tile Company - Thinking of tiling your 860-229-9800 kitchen or bath? Free estimates on installation, regrout or repair. Tub Glazing also done. Hic. PLUMBING #0626897. Fully Insured. Please call 860-3024525 DeMaio Plumbing & Heating LLC - Free Len and Jeff Schaller - Fix leaky showers. Regrouting in tubs. Bath, kitchen tile installed. 37 years experience. Neat, expert workmanship. Repairs a specialty. Call 2425805

TREE SERVICE Total Tree Service & Landscaping, LLC Fall Cleanup & Lawn Maintenenace. Commerical & Residential. 75 ft. bucket truck. Chipper, firewood, land clearing, stump grinding, tree removal. Registra-tion #608808. Fully insured. 860-529-8389 or 860538-0980.

estimates. We specialize in bathroom and kitchen remodeling, new additions and new houses. Water heaters, zoned heat and 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.

to advertise call 860.231.2444

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Legion rides in parade Members of American Legion Post 117 of Newington wave to the crowd from the white convertible during the CT Veteran’s Day Parade in Hartford Sunday. Alex Syphers

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