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Budget brawl Friday, April 12, 2013

Contentious budget season ends as council OKs a 3.3% increase By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

The Town Council Tuesday approved a $106 million 201314 budget, up 3.3 percent from last year, as a “particularly-difficult” budget season came to an end in Newington. Volume 53, No. 15

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Approval was made on a 5-3 party-line vote, with Mayor Steve Woods away on business and unable to attend the meeting. Of that total, town government operations comprise about $31 million and the Board of Education, $66 million. The mil rate was set at 33.63, up almost 1 mil from last year. For the average Newington homeowner, that translates into a $150 increase on July’s tax bill. “We feel that the budget we passed is keeping the level of services the town has come to expect, it’s providing a level of safety in

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Town woman to host fundraiser, aid fight against MS 3rd annual Sangria Throwdown promises a fun time for a good cause

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It has become apparent these days that multiple sclerosis has robbed Karen Guarnaccia of much more than what should ever be allowed. However, MS cannot rob her of an indomitable fighting spirit. On Saturday, June 8, Guarnaccia will land a crushing blow when she hosts the third annual Sangria Throwdown, a benefit that promises to leave an indelible mark against MS. “This event has become so popular that we have had to change venues twice in three years,” said Guarnaccia,

who today depends on a powered wheelchair for mobility. “Our sangria tasting has something for everyone – great wines, food, entertainment and fabulous prizes. It’s guaranteed to be a great time for a truly worthy cause.” Last year, the annual Sangria Throwdown raised $5,150 to benefit the fight against MS — $10,000 since the event was established. Guarnaccia expects to raise at least $5,000 this year. Guests will sample sangrias crafted by 10 participating mixologists, whose concoctions will be scrutinized by a panel of finicky

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judges. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, drawings for prizes and live music. Guarnaccia was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1994, just a year after the first drug was made available to help treat MS. She has been a member of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, board of trustees since 2003, and she chairs the Connecticut Chapter programs committee. More than 6,000 Connecticut residents, like Karen Guarnaccia, are affected by multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown. There is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted. “It’s so much fun seeing who can come up with the best sangria,” said Guarnaccia, who lives in Newington. “When we first started the event, we had no idea it would become so popular. It shows that just about everyone loves a glass of sangria.” The 2013 Sangria Throwdown to Benefit MS will take place Saturday, June 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Keeney

Karen Guarnaccia, of Newington, organizer of the annual Sangria Throwdown to benefit MS, poses with her husband, Dennis. Karen, who was diagnosed with MS in 1994, will host the event Saturday, June 8, at Keeney Memorial Cultural Center in Wethersfield.

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But very few have come up with CCHD inspectors issue establishments numerical scores for sanitary an objective system, according to Newington restaurant ratings conditions and food preparation pro- Hutcheon. may become public information in tocol, but would like to develop a new The district has also budgeted the future, the Central Connecticut rating system and make it available to funds for the next fiscal year to form a Health District told Town Community Health Coalition, Councilors at their meeting comprised of local medical Tuesday. professionals, law enforcement, This was just one of the school and town officials, plans the CCHD officials among others. The group will alluded to during their be charged with the responsiAnnual Report, which probility of writing a Community vides an overview of health Health Improvement Plan. in the district’s four towns: This will be used in its Newington, Wethersfield, application for National Rocky Hill and Berlin. Voluntary Accreditation for “The intent is to try to Public Health Departments, a update elected officials on what we’ve the public. program launched by the National been doing and some of the plans for “There has to be a formula built Centers for Disease Control and the current year and next year,” said in that says if these are the kinds of Prevention in 2011. Director of Health Paul Hutcheon, things we found than you’ll get a fourThe Central Connecticut Health who makes a presentation to each of star inspection rating,” Hutcheon District’s Annual Report can be the towns around this time every year. said, giving an example. viewed on its website, cchtd.org. One of those plans is to look into The state does not have a uniform different software that will allow the rating system, so it’s under the juris- Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) health department to post health rat- diction of local health departments 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@ ings on its website, for restaurants in — like the CCHD — to decide how newbritainherald.com. all four towns it represents. inspections are handled. By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

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Zipadelli quadruplet has baby, delivered by same doctor Town resident has baby delivered by same doctor who delivered quadruplets in ’84 By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

The famous Zipadelli quads are in the news again! They made the headlines back in 1984 for being the first-ever surviving quadruplets in the state. Then when they turned 18 and headed off to college, the media jumped on the fact they’d all be attending the University of Connecticut. This time, it’s because one of the four siblings gave birth to her first child — delivered by the very same doctor who delivered she and her three brothers 28 years ago. Newington residents Kristin (Zipadelli) and her husband Frank Vacca gave birth to Angela Jeannine Vacca on March 28 at UConn Health Center, where Kristin was born alongside her three brothers, James, Dan and Mark. They were both delivered by Dr. Winston Campbell, director of maternal-fetal medicine. While Kristin’s daughter weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces, she was born a mere one pound, 13 ounces and her brothers each weighed closer to 2 pounds.

When the pair learned they were expecting, they immediately sought out Dr. Campbell. “My parents had excellent care here (UConn) and it was something they talked about when we were kids and still talk about now so when we found out we were expecting, it didn’t take long for us to call Dr. Campbell and get ourselves in,” says Kristin. Back in ’84 when she and her brothers arrived two-and-a-half months early, they were given a 50/50 chance of survival. But Dr. Campbell and his team made a miraculous save that day, which he remembers vividly. “We did the best that we could; there weren’t a lot of guidelines or information to follow because it was clearly not a common thing at the time; most of the multiples tended to be twins,” said Dr. Campbell, who was 32 and a recent graduate of UConn’s School of Medicine at the time. The event became a model for multiple births and Dr. Campbell, now 61, was glad to see Kristin happy and healthy, 28 years later.

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New roof planned Budget passes with party-line for Senior Center vote, ending ‘contentious’ debate

By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Newington officials want to make sure the town’s senior citizens have a strong roof over their heads. And they will, soon. The Town Council formed a building committee to oversee a roof replacement project at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center at their meeting Tuesday evening. The town has been discussing the project for over a year now and designated funding in the 201314 Capital Improvements Budget. Based on a recent change in town regulations, any construction project in excess of $250,000 must utilize a building committee. The roof replacement was estimated to cost over $750,000, so the council was asked to appoint a committee this week to begin making headway. Its five members include three town councilors: Clarke Castelle, Myra Cohen and Dave Nagel, along with representation from the Commission on the Aging and Disabled, Bob DeMaio and Karen Brecher. “I have elderly parents and an elderly mother-in-law, it is a natural concern of mine in making certain that building is preserved, the infrastructure is kept safe and in quality condition,” said Nagel,

who has served as council liaison to the Commission on the Aging & Disabled for the last six years. “The roof itself has just been leaking badly for many years; it has completely lived out its useful life,” said Castelle. The committee will be responsible for selecting a roofing contractor to lead in construction, a task Nagel, Cohen and Castelle are all familiar with after having served on other town building committees. A new roof isn’t all seniors are expecting, however. Several years ago, center members and town residents began a fundraiser to build a porte-cochère. French for ‘coach door,’ the element would serve as a canopy for the center’s main entrance. They raised nearly $15,000, but it wasn’t enough to move the project forward. Now that the roof replacement is set in stone, their wishes will be granted with the original funds raised helping to supplement the project cost. “This way seniors can get out of their vehicles and get into the building without having to deal with inclement weather,” said Nagel. After their first meeting, the committee will put out bids and interview qualified contractors. Construction is likely to begin this summer or early fall.

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“The Democrats have no clue what’s going on. Do you really think they worry about the taxpayers of Newington?” JAY BOTTALICO Town councilor

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“Going through this budgetary process for me was like taking a course on death and dying...” MAUREEN KLETT Town councilor

meeting would follow at a later date, pending further discussion and a vote from Mayor Woods. Her approval of the budget she said “was in the good of all parties” because it would have passed at a future meeting anyway. “Frankly, when the mayor came back and they called a special meeting what exactly do you think would have changed? It didn’t serve the public, the Board of Ed or the town government to prolong it any longer,” said Klett, who called this year’s whole budgetary process “partisan politics.” “I felt like the Lone Ranger throughout the whole budget process — the only person willing to side with either the Republicans or Democrats on a vote,” she explained. In her 30 years serving the town, Klett said she had never had such a difficult time deliberating a budget. “Going through this budgetary process for me was like taking a course on death and dying and I would probably venture to say taking the course would be more pleasurable,” she explained. Borjeson, who agreed that the process was “at times, contentious,” is anxious to find out how much funding will be allotted to municipalities in the state’s budget, which won’t be passed until early this summer. “We still have our fingers crossed on what that’s going to look like,” he said. “If we do see decreases in revenue from the state, we will meet again to talk about where we’re going to make that up.”


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Rock Cats ready for opening day after rough winter

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Town man, already on bond, now faces tampering charges STAFF REPORT

A Newington man already being held on $750,000 bond in a drugrelated kidnapping case has been charged with tampering with a witness. Jose Martinez, 21, of 143 Williamstown Court, is accused of kidnapping a 40-year-old man in February after he discovered that the victim had used cocaine he had stored in a “lock box,” police said.

Martinez and another man allegedly found the victim, beat him, dragged him to a New Britain McDonald’s and then held him there while forcing the man to call relatives for payment for the drugs. Martinez was arrested after he showed up at the police department claiming to be a friend who had come to pick up the victim, police reports said. He has been held on $750,000 bond since his arrest on kidnapping

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“There’s what we think is some dominant pitching,” said Willi. “In this league, historically, good pitching wins games. We also have our manager, Jeff Smith, on board for his fourth season. We’re comforted by his experience, and feel he’ll do well in leading a team of young guys.” Willi expects good fan turnout this year. “We expect improvement in turnout every year,” said Willi. “Through advanced ticket sales, prebooked outings and suite bookings, I can tell we’re noticeably, measurably, up from last year.” Willi is feeling good about his accomplishments, and looks forward to seeing the fans again. “We obviously can’t control the weather, but we’ve been in control of everything we can control. We’ve worked night and day since January to prepare. I came in at 4 a.m. Sunday, it’s what we do. There’s a great sense of accomplishment from our staff. There’s nothing like the feeling of opening day. When you get to see all your hard work come together, people coming through the front gate smiling and enthusiastic, it’s a feeling you can’t describe.” Jeff Dooley, the radio voice of the New Britain Rock Cats, echoed Willi’s enthusiasm. “There is something special about opening day and I think fans will be treated to a fabulous show,” said Dooley. “For many baseball fans that have put up with a cruel winter, April 11 has been circled on their calendar for a long time. Baseball season has finally arrived.”

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Lawmakers announce $72K grant for Newington Fire Dept. STAFF REPORT

Congressman John B. Larson, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy have announced that the Newington Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $72,000 grant to support department safety and operations. The grant is funded through the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

“With winter behind us and warmer weather ahead, the risk of fires and fire related dangers rises throughout Connecticut,” said Congressman Larson. “In every neighborhood, firefighters put their safety on the line to protect their communities and deserve our support to minimize their risk of injury. I am pleased to see this funding go to the Newington Volunteer Fire Department and know it will be used to better protect our brave first

responders so they can continue protecting each of us.” “This grant will allow the Newington Volunteer Fire Department to better protect firefighters who risk their lives daily to keep residents safe from harm,” Senator Blumenthal said. “I congratulate the department on being awarded this competitive grant, and I will continue my work to ensure that firefighters and other first responders have the equipment

and technology they need to do their jobs in the most safe and effective manner.” “Our firefighters deserve our gratitude and support for the work they do putting their lives on the line to protect our communities. This grant will provide lifesaving support to help Newington’s firefighters do their jobs more effectively, and will help to keep them safe as well. I’ll continue to fight for these heroes as they fight for us,” Murphy said.

“The Newington Fire Department is extremely excited to receive news of this grant award of 72,000 dollars which will be used to provide new personal protective clothing for our firefighters. The safety of our personnel is a major concern and this new equipment will help greatly. Congressman Larson has been a great friend to the fire service and we appreciate he’s continued support of all Connecticut’s public safety agencies,” said Chief Chris R. Schroeder.

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Self-defense, discipline and fun at Connecticut Kenpo Karate By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

It’s not often that the term “family-friendly” can accurately describe self-defense moves, but at Connecticut Kenpo Karate in Market Square, that’s just the case. There are six adult black beltholding teachers at the 4,500 sq. ft. facility, and about 75 students ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old. Newington resident Wayne

Tanguay founded the studio in 1991, before he and wife Lee Ann Brophy bought it from the cofounding teacher six years ago. Nowadays, Tanguay runs the business while Brophy, a “Sifu,” leads karate classes. “She has a way with kids that I don’t know very many people who do; everybody says she should be a teacher,” Tanguay said of his wife, a Newington native.

The studio is very family-oriented, with programs for “Little Dragons” (4-5 year olds), “Dragons” (6-11) juniors (12-15) and adults, ages 16 and up. And there’s no long-term contracts, just in case your little ones decide they don’t like the sport, which builds self-discipline, selfconfidence and character. All classes and pricing run month-to-month and kids are offered two free weeks

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POLICE BLOTTER Luis Aviles, 29, of 231 Lowrey Place, was charged March 17 with driving with a suspended license and using a motor vehicle without owner’s permission. Mark Deconti, 43, of 36 Kimberly Road, was charged March 26 with cultivation of marijuana, operating a drug factory, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, conspiracy cultivation of marijuana, conspiracy to operating a drug factory, conspiracy to possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana. Denise Dziato, 47, of 36 Kimberly Road, was charged March 26 with cultivation of marijuana, operating a drug factory, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, conspiracy cultivation of marijuana, conspiracy to operating a drug factory, conspiracy to possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana. Brandon Stewart, 26, of 25 Valley View Drive, Bloomfield, was charged March 29 with failure to respond. Bertin Cyr, 52, of 19 Robin Brook Drive, was charged April 2 with five counts second-degree forgery and fourth-degree larceny. Amanda Negron, 20, of 150 Greenwood St., New Britain, was charged April 2 with two counts second-degree failure to appear. Robert Parkman, 42, of 252 Laurel St., Hartford, was charged April 3 with disorderly conduct and second-degree unlawful restraint. Sharon Gentino, 53, of 38 Gooseberry Hill, Wethersfield, was charged April 6 with breach of peace and third-degree criminal mischief. Matthew Bieniek, 24, of 31 Montowest St., Hartford, was charged April 6 with failure to drive in the proper lane and driving under the influence.


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The Newington Chamber of Commerce presents the 21st Annual Home and Business Showcase scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Taste of Newington is scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m. This event takes place at the Newington High School gymnasium, 605 Willard Avenue, Newington. The Showcase is sponsored by Clinical Laboratory Partners LLC, and the Taste of Newington is sponsored by R&M Auto Services LLC. A $3.00 entrance fee is required and a portion of each ticket will be donated to the Newington Department of Human Services Food Bank. The Showcase will feature visits from Rocky, the mascot of the New Britain Rock Cats, martial arts demonstrations and The Home Depot’s Childrens’ Workshop. Additionally, childrens’ author Sandra Mattucci will be at the Showcase signing, reading and selling her books. She will will be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Door prizes will be selected throughout the day. Visitors can also visit booths from local businesses and local community organizations as well. Shuttle service will be provided by Middlewoods of Newington, from the North parking lot to the entrance (South side-gym doors).

Childrens’ author Sandra Mattucci who wrote such books as “Levi the Lightning Bug’s Amazing Discovery,” “Clippert the Caterpillar and his Amazing Journey,” and co-wrote “Mothers, Sisters, Daughters: Standing on Their Shoulders” will read, sign and sell her books at the Showcase from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mattucci comes from the Western New York where she spent her childhood and Sandra Mattucci explored the world around her. The beauty which she discovered as a young person provided the background for her first published children’s book, “The Long Journey Home.” Mattucci lives in Connecticut where she worked as a police officer. She now ministers as a chaplain and spiritual director. She said she is drawn to the nature, like “the sacredness of the Grand Canyon.” She said she has “hiked down into its belly and discovering all 270 miles of the river by raft.” Her other passions include drawing, writing, kayaking, bicycling, swimming, and exploring the waters of Lake Erie, and the Long Island Sound.

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On good days they were a happy couple, eating out with the kids, holding hands and kissing, but on bad days, one would think they were at a boxing match, said family and friends. Many lives were destroyed with the murder of Shenia Walker, 29, of Bristol, who was allegedly stabbed to death by her children’s father, Mario E. Rivera, 24, on Wednesday in their second-floor 21 Cypress St. apartment. Walker left behind four young children. Walker is the second victim to be killed in Connecticut this year as a result of domestic violence. Sawarie Kirchindath of Hartford was killed in March. Domestic violence is a problem, Karen Jarmoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said it impacts 57,000 victims a year in Connecticut alone. “The death of Shenia Walker is an indication of the work that sill lies ahead for our state, said Jarmoc. “Domestic violence is a serious public

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Domestic violence isn’t just about being physically hit; it’s also about patterns of control that might be within the relationship. Does your partner:

Jarmoc said the most dangerous ∎ Constantly criticize you and your abilities as a spouse or partner, time is when a woman leaves the parent or employee? relationship. ∎ Behave in an over-protective manner or become extremely jealous? “When a woman leaves a rela∎ Threaten to hurt you, your children, pets, family members, friends tionship, the abuser loses the power or himself or herself? and control he has over the victim,” ∎ Prevent you from seeing family or friends? she said. ∎ Get suddenly angry, refuse to compromise, and constantly blame In the Walker and Rivera case, you for his/her mistakes? Walker had reportedly given Rivera ∎ Destroy personal property or throw things around? an ultimatum to either choose her ∎ Deny you access to family assets like bank accounts, credit cards, and the children or the drugs he was or the car, or control all finances and force you to account for what you spend? abusing. ∎ Use intimidation or manipulation to control you or your children? According to Marissa Brooks, ∎ Physically hurt you at all? (Hit, punch, slap, kick, shove, choke or Walker’s aunt, Rivera was a good bite you?) boyfriend and father when he wasn’t ∎ Prevent you from going where you want to, when you want to, and on drugs, but when he was on drugs with whomever you want to? he was a completely different person. ∎ Make you have sex when you don’t want to or do other things sexuDomestic violence includes a wide ally that you don’t want to do? range of behaviors where one partner ∎ Humiliate or embarrass you in front of other people? tries to control and dominate the If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be at risk other, according to the Connecticut for abuse and help is available. You can find help and support by Coalition Against Domestic calling the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence 24-hour Violence organization. hotline at (888) 774-2900. Jarmoc said the behavior may be verbally, psychologically, physically or sexually abusive. “Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling acts and not one separate lence. incident,” she said. “The violence may cause physical injury, but not Prudence Crandall Center always.” assists victims According to the organization’s website, physical abuse is probably In 2012, the Prudence Crandall the easiest kind of behavior to be recCenter in New Britain, which serognized and understood as violent. Physical abuse can be directed vices Bristol, assisted 6,627 victims toward you or anyone you care about, through their hotline, shelter, vicNow Located In Newington Ct tim advocacy in court, assistance including your pets, said Jarmoc. Aggressive physical contact should with restraining orders, counseling, always be considered abusive and support groups, information and serious even if it doesn’t cause marks referrals. • 24 hour emergency service “This tragedy emphasizes the or permanent damage. “Although it affects 900 people on importance of awareness-raising and • Dependable automatic delivery any given day, it is the most under- prevention efforts regarding domestic violence and the services that reported crime,” Jarmoc said. • Courteous, experienced & In the Walker and Rivera incident, are available,” said Barbara Damon, four young boys ages 1, 2, 6 and 9, executive director at Prudence state licensed service technicians FOR NEW CUSTOMERS were awake inside the home and Crandall Center. “Our hearts go out Must be a new customer. witnessed the stabbing, according to to the family and friends of the vic• The best value in home heating Limit 1 coupon per household. tim, Shenia Walker.” Bristol police officials. For information on getting help, “Tragically, over 15 million children witness domestic violence each contact the Connecticut Coalition Since 1930 “Barney” Barker Oil Co. has been dedicated to doing business the old year and the harmful impact of that Against Domestic Violence at (888) fashioned way - With QUALITY DEPENDABLE FRIENDLY SERVICE. We have cannot be overstated,” said Jarmoc. 774-2900 or the Prudence Crandall automatic delivery, various payment plans and modern delivery and service fleet. “Children who witness intimate part- Center at (860) 225-6357. For more ner violence within their family face information on both organizations a greater risk of developing severe you can visit: http://www.prudenceand potentially lifelong problems and crandall.org or http://www.ctcadv. physical health, mental health, and org. “Your Comfort is Our Most Important Product” school and peer relationships.” Jarmoc said more than 1,000 LLuvia Mares can be reached at (860) Now Located at 419 Robbins Ave., Newington children are currently sheltered in 585-0501 ext. 7238 or Lmares@ HOD 0000921 Connecticut, due to domestic vio- centralctcommunications.com.

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Analysts surprised by early spring drop in gas prices By SCOTT WHIPPLE

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Though Connecticut still has the fifth highest price of regular gasoline in the nation, during the past month state motorists have seen some relief at the pumps. The statewide average for regular gas that peaked just shy of $4 a gallon in February is now 11 cents cheaper than it was a month ago and 22 cents cheaper compared to April 1 of last year. In fact, on Thursday at least two stations in Southington and one in Bristol were selling regular gas at $3.67 a gallon. “It’s very unusual for gas prices to decline in early spring like we’ve seen this year,” said Aaron Kupec, spokesman for the local AAA. “An increase in refinery production and lower oil prices in early March have combined to provide rare falling prices for motorists in comparison to recent years.” Refinery utilization has increased about 5 percent since early March, according to the Federal Energy Information Administration. Many refineries resumed normal operations following completion of their

seasonal maintenance. Though gasoline prices are the result of several factors, AAA expects prices to remain less expensive compared to last spring when Connecticut gasoline prices peaked at an average of $4.16. Barring any unforeseen events, such as unscheduled refinery or pipeline issues or heightened geopolitical tensions, prices are expected to hold steady or drift lower in the short term. “However, we may see another increase as we move toward the busy summer driving season,” Kupec warned. Chris Herb, acting president of Cromwell-based Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, said the increase Kupec was referring to will occur on July 1 when the gross receipts tax in Connecticut (levied on the wholesale price of gasoline) kicks in; this will be reflected by a four-cent increase at the pumps. Explaining the unusual seasonal lower prices, Michael Fox, executive director, Gasoline & Automotive Services Dealers of America, Greenwich, said, “Look no further than inventory levels of both crude oil and refined gasoline. Both levels

Customers at Newington, other Conn. Panera Breads donate over $32K to charity

Howley Bread Group, Ltd. announced this week that 13 of its Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Connecticut, including Waterford, Autobody Lisbon, Groton, Farmington, Foxwoods, Manchester (2), Enfield, Canton, Glastonbury, Bristol, Newington and Wethersfield, donated a total of $32,208 in the second half of 2012 to its Operation Dough-Nation partner, the Connecticut Sports Foundation (CSF), based in Old Saybrook. The total consisted mainly of donations from Panera’s customers and employees by way of its counter canisters and the Panera-sponsored Spook-a-thon event held at Dodd Stadium in Norwich this past October, as well as a contribution from Panera Bread/Howley Bread Group. Taking this donation from the second half of 2012 into account, Panera Bread has now generated

a total of $222,829 to CSF and its effort to assist cancer patients and their families since the partnership was formed in 2009. The Connecticut Sports Foundation is a non-profit corporation chartered by the state of Connecticut which raises funds to directly assist struggling cancer patients and their families with living expenses like rent, mortgage payments, food and utilities. Operation Dough-Nation is a program committed to ensuring that every purchase at Panera Bread feeds back into the community. Cash donations made in each bakery-cafe by customers are increased through various matching programs by Panera/HBG bakery-cafes and donated to local organizations. For those interested in helping to support CSF, donations can be made at any counter canister at participating Panera Bread/HBG bakery-cafes.

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are at five-year highs.” He said if threats from North Korea continue, prices will rise and, again, he blamed energy speculators. Herb agreed that increased tensions from North Korea could have an adverse effect on prices. Citing the unusual high inventory levels, Herb said,“the assumption that an economy on the rebound

will result in greater [vehicle] use hasn’t panned out.” Fox insists that until speculators are truly eliminated from the futures market, “we will be stuck on a roller coaster ride of wild price swings. I am 100 percent positive that big oil will do everything possible media-wise to drive prices higher. However, if we get the speculators out, these media attempts will fail.”

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The five states with the highest gas price averages in the first week in April were Hawaii ($4.38), California ($4.04), Alaska ($4), New York.($3.89) and Connecticut. ($3.87). The five states with the lowest gas price averages were Wyoming ($3.33), Montana ($3.36), South Carolina.($3.41), Tennessee ($3.43) and Arkansas ($3.44).

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NEWINGTON EVENTS CALENDAR ST. MARY SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION: St. Mary School, 652 Willard Ave., will offer an all-new Summer Program this year and registration is now open. The program will offer themed weeks, such as “Crazy Science Week,” “Ocean Week,” “Travel Back in Time Week,” to name a few. In addition, each week we will have special guests from the community who have served our country or continue to serve. Afternoons will be spent at Mill Pond Park so that the children may enjoy outdoor activities and swim. Soccer, karate, dance and tennis will be among the weekly activities and, this year, we will also have a musician on staff to offer the children enrichment through music, such as weekly drum circles. Further information on the new program can be found on the school website: www.stmarynewington.com and registration forms can be downloaded from the site as well. In addition to the Summer Program, the school is also offering a special instructional program in language arts for middle school students. Information and brochure can also be found on the website. Call (860) 666-3844 for more information. “JUMP INTO SPRING WITH READING” CONTEST: During the month of April, the GFWC Newington/ Wethersfield Woman’s Club, in cooperation with Newington Public Schools, will sponsor its 10th annual “Jump Into Spring with Reading” contest. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible to enter the contest, simply by reading books. Students record a date for every 20 minutes that they read or are read to and submit an entry form for every five dates. The drawing for prizes will take place at each elementary school Friday, May 3. Five prizes will be awarded per school. By sponsoring this contest, the Woman’s Club is hoping to encourage children to read as much as possible between through April 30. The club and school district also hope that by being challenged in this way, children will learn the joy of reading for pleasure and entertainment. NHS 2013 ALL NIGHT GRADUATION CELEBRATION FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Can and Bottle Drive — Drop off at 15 Crestview Drive, any time or collection date April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information, contact Valerie McCarter at (860) 667-1843. Clothing Drive, Collection date April 20. Drop off clean clothes, accessories, linens etc. at

46 Olive St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Lynn Page (860) 841-2539 for more information or additional times to drop off. OPEN MIC: The Central CT Acoustic Musicians Society Meetup will sponsor an Open Mic Friday, April 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. until closing. It will be hosted by The Newington Knights of Columbus, 171 Pascone Place (entrance in rear). This will be a monthly event held on the second Friday of the month. For additional information, direction and/or other council activities. Visit the K of C’s website www.kofcnewington.com VICTORIAN TEA: A Victorian Tea will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Kellogg-Eddy House, 679 Willard Ave. Reservations are required. There are three seatings: noon to 1 p.m.; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. (860) 666-7118. email: NGTNHeritage@aol.com. Website: NewingtonHistoricalSociety.org. Admission: Current members, $5; nonmembers, $10; seniors, $8. Free parking. SPRING ART SHOW: Admirers of Pat Tanger’s animal portraits will enjoy viewing her skilled artworks which encompass a variety of subjects. The exhibition can be viewed in the south foyer of the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., during April. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. PRESCRIPTION DRUG COUNSELING SERVICE OFFERED: The Central Connecticut Health District and the Wethersfield Senior Center sponsor a prescription drug counseling program for residents of the Health District. The program sessions offer individualized drug counseling and provide information about supplements and over the counter drugs. Participants can discuss their medications in a confidential, one-on-one session with a pharmacist, who will provide information about the best way and time to take particular medications, drug interactions, vitamin supplements, possible side effects, and potential alternatives such as the use of generic medications. Pharmacist John F. Aforismo of RJ Health Systems, Inc. in Wethersfield conducts the counseling sessions free of charge. The program is held monthly from September through June. Upcoming clinic dates are: Wednesday, April 17, and Wednesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room F-1 at the William J. Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. Appointments are required. For further information or to schedule an appointment, con-

tact the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2818. ‘ASK THE RABBI’: Question are welcome at Temple Sinai’s Shabbat Service with “Ask the Rabbi” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. For information, call (860) 516-1055. TEMPLE SINAI BOOK DISCUSSION: Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett will lead a discussion of the book “My Father’s Paradise” by Ariel Sabar following a light breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 28. For information, call (860) 561-1055. CRAFT FAIR: Craft Fair to be held at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: Going through divorce, thinking about getting a divorce, already divorced, or relationship breakup. There is a caring group of people who have been exactly where you are now, this group meets every Friday night at 7 p.m. (except Good Friday and the Friday after Thanksgiving) at First Church of Christ, 250 Main St., Wethersfield. MS SUPPORT GROUP: The Newington MS Support Group meets at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., from noon to 2 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.

the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site. CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. CERTs have been used to distribute and/or install smoke alarms, replace smoke alarm batteries in the home of elderly, distribute disaster education material, provide services at special events, such as parades, sporting events, concerts and more. For more information or questions, contact Karen Futoma, Director of Human Services at kfutoma@newingtonct.gov or (860) 665-8660. SWING INTO SPRING FASHION SHOW: The Swing Into Spring Fashion Show, hosted by the GFWC/Newington Wethersfield Woman’s Club, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel (formerly Rocky Hill Marriott), 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill. Raffles, silent auction, door prizes. Tickets: $35. For tickets/information, call (860) 257-7177 or (860) 665-7981.

BECOME A CERTIFIED NEWINGTON COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEER: CERT openings for those 18 years old and over, Tuesday, (April through May) or Thursday, (April through May). The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using

KIWANIS CLUB’S GIGANTIC BIG K FLEA MARKET/CRAFT FAIR: The Kiwanis Club’s Gigantic Big K Flea Market/Craft Fair opens Sunday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open every Sunday until nearly the end of June. Admission is $1. Vendor spaces are $15. Location is in Newington’s Market Square free parking lot, entrance at 39 East Cedar St. Food vendors and sanitary facilities are on site. The Kiwanis Club conducts the Big K Flea Market to raise money mainly for Newington’s

summers living in Paris, taking short trips around Europe, and soaking up the arts. In 2009, she picked up a digital camera and thus sparked a new passion. Fascinated by all kinds of photography from landscape to portraits, light painting and street photography, she also loves to do photo

art. Her interests include composition, analysis, and self-expression through photography. Not only does Fenton take photos, but she also holds a Master’s of Education, taught French and Spanish, has written teaching materials, currently functions as president of Madame Fifi Publications as well as

unfunded civic, educational and charitable needs. Your $1 admission helps. For more Information inquire by sending an E-mail to bigKfleamarket@cox.net. WALK ON THE MOUNTAIN: The Newington Environmental Quality Commission and Save Cedar Mountain are asking concerned citizens to take a “Walk on the Mountain” Saturday, April 27, at 9 am. Residents who wish to hike along the town property on Cedar Mountain should meet and park along Mountain Road near the entrance to the Ancient Highway at the MDC water tower. The Newington Highway Department will be providing plastic bags and gloves so that residents can not only enjoy the unique vegetation and wildlife common to the area, but can help pick up any trash that has been left behind by others. Bottled water will be provided. For more information, contact Michael Fox at (860) 666-6357 or (860) 944-6192. SPRING BOOK SALE — NEW WEEKEND: Donations Needed. We are collecting gently used items — children’s and adult books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, games (board and computer), puzzles and records — in preparation for our Spring Book Sale at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St. Ample free parking available. Bring your items and place in the donation bins in the lobby of the library. Sale Dates and Times: Friday night, April 26: Preview Night, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Saturday, April 27: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission, prices as posted. Sunday, April 28: Books By the Bag, noon to 3 p.m. Buy a Friends’ green bag for $6 and fill it. Refills are $5. “EAT, DRINK & BE MESMERIZED” Don’t think you can be hypnotized? Spend a night with Hypno Lorenzo, and everything you thought you knew about hypnosis will go right out the window! Lorenzo has appeared at the Riverfront Festival, Mohegan Sun, and many other venues. His antics, and the antics of those he does hypnotize, will have you rolling on the floor. Come; enjoy a night out with your friends and neighbors. The event, which is a fundraiser to support the Newington Democratic Town Committee, will take place Friday, May 3, at the Indian Hill Country Club, 111 Golf St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and unlimited beer, wine and soda all night. For tickets or additional information contact Audra at (860) 490-7676 or Bernadette at (860) 989-4817. This show is for mature audiences.

LIBRARY EVENTS CALENDAR PHOTOPRESSIONS: Throughout the month of April, the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar St., will host an exhibit of photographs by Newington resident Sue Fenton. The exhibit is entitled “Photopressions.” The photographs may be viewed in the Community Room during regular library

hours throughout the month when the room is not being used for a program. The artist will host a reception, Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Artistic since childhood, Fenton minored in art history in college and spent many

offering workshops and creative consultant sessions, writing songs and is just starting out as a graphic designer. Regular library hours are: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Free and open

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LIBRARY EVENTS CALENDAR Continued from Page 20 to the public. (860) 665-8700. NEWINGTON LIBRARY 5K CHALLENGE: This year marks the 17th running of the library’s annual road race, which is scheduled for May 19. Applications will be available at the end of March at the library or on the library’s web site. HOW TO USE INDEED.COM FOR AN EFFECTIVE ONLINE JOB SEARCH: Staff from Indeed.Com come to Newington Library, Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. Indeed is the world’s most comprehensive search engine for jobs, giving job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. In this presentation, you’ll learn best practices for using Indeed to conduct an effective online job search. We are fortunate to have representatives from Indeed who will cover the following topics and more: Basic and advanced job search techniques, Job Alerts, Career and Company Research, Job Trends, Salary Search and Indeed Resume. Call (860) 665-8700 to register. FRIENDS OF THE LUCY ROBBINS WELLES LIBRARY BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library are preparing for this year’s book sale and want to remind people that donations of gently used books, DVDs and CDs can be dropped off at the library anytime before April 19. The Friends have a book bin inside the library’s lobby specifically for this purpose. This year’s event will be held at the Newington Senior Center, 120 Cedar St., Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Thousands of hardcover, paperback and children’s books will be on sale, along with a selection of CDs, videos and DVDs. Proceeds from this sale benefit the library’s collections and programs. THE MICROSOFT STORE COMES TO YOU! Free program, Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Do you wonder what the hype is around the Microsoft Surface Tablet? Are you interested in seeing how Windows 8 is different than its predecessors? Do you want to have hands-on time with Microsoft tablets and phones as well as chat with a Microsoft representative? Then come to this free program offered by the techies of the Danbury Microsoft store. Call (860) 665-8700 to register. BUS TRIP TO NYC: Saturday, May 4. Join the Friends for a trip to the Big Apple and spend the day as you wish. Cost is $41. Register early at the Adult Information Desk. ARTWORK ON DISPLAY: Throughout the month of May, husband and wife Craig Norton and Virginia Lynn Anderson will be displaying their artwork at the library. The artists will host a reception Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.: refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Norton is a photographer whose creative fire is sparked by images that capture the essence and spirit of life. He is fascinated by the fluid motion of water and inspired by the majesty of trees. He is an active freelancer and teaches photography and filmmaking in schools throughout Connecticut. In

2012, he was awarded “Teaching Artist of the Year” by Arts for Learning CT and is teaching a series of adult photography workshops at the Florence Griswold Museum this June. Anderson, who signs her work Eland’Ra, is a Renaissance woman at heart. She is an artist, musician, storyteller, healing practitioner, and spiritual minister as well as a teaching artist for Arts for Learning, CT. She has written and illustrated two children’s picture books which were inspired by her work as a teaching artist. Virginia began painting in the early 1990’s and has explored several artistic media, allowing each one to teach her. She currently works in oil pastels and oil paint sticks. The exhibit may be viewed during library hours when the Community Room is not being used for a regular program: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. (860) 665-8700 CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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week at the library. Listen to the story “Start Saving, Henry!” by Nancy Carlson and then have some “money” fun. Explorers in grades 1 through 4 may call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register beginning April 11. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library TALES TO TAILS: Saturday, April 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 10-minute session reading to a certified therapy dog. Call (860) 665-8720 for more information or to register beginning April 13. Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc. FUN WITH RHYTHMS: Wednesday, May 1, 10:15 a.m. Join us for a fun and interactive program about drums and rhythm. We will hear drums, play drums and even make a shaker to keep the rhythm! Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to

register children ages 2 and up, beginning April 17. LET’S GO TO THE BALL PARK!: Saturday, May 4, 10:15 a.m. Doug Malan, author of Let’s Go to the Ballpark!, will be here to talk to young fans about the experience of attending a baseball game and the fundamental elements of the game. He will have copies of his book for purchase and signing. All ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. CONSTRUCTION CLUB: Saturday, May 4, 1 to 2 p.m. Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with Lego bricks. Due to safety concerns, only people ages 7 and older will be allowed in the room. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register beginning April 20. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

DROP-IN SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: Through May 2, Various preschool storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years. Pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or check our webpage at www.newingtonct.gov/library. FAMILY STORYTIME: Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration is necessary. PLAY WITH US! Tuesdays April 16, 23 and 30, and May 7, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs. Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers. All are welcome. No registration necessary. CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK (April 14 through 20) MR. GYM: Tuesday, April 16, 10:15 a.m. Wear your gym shoes and be prepared to move! Mr. Gym uses his guitar and voice to get us up and dancing. Through his songs and lyrics, Mr. Gym incorporates the importance of physical activity while having fun! Children, ages 3-8, may register by calling the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720. BABIES, BOOKS, BOUNCE AND BUBBLES! Wednesday, April 17, 9:15 a.m. Join us in a program for our youngest library fans! Babies, ages 0-12 months, and their caregivers will enjoy a stimulating, age-appropriate program that will gently introduce them to the library. Babies will also receive a Welcome to the Library gift bag. Call (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP: Wednesday, April 17, 2 p.m. It’s fun and easy to create your own sock puppet or dust bunny! You could turn an ordinary sock into an alien, or maybe a dragon, or a socktopus! We will provide the decorating materials, but you should bring a clean, white sock or two. After we’re finished “making,” we’ll do some “acting”! Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720

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Inside Technical Sales IMM Injection Molding Machine sales support, and act as a primary “go-to” person for all inside departments and Regional Sales managers and/or Division Managers in order to help coordinate and provide for company sales goals attainment. Candidate must have excellent oral, phone and written skills. Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Acrobat, CRM(ACT), CAD, photo editing & MAS and be able to read mechanical drawings. Must be able to work efficiently and timely, managing priorities to keep up in a fast paced environment. Requirements include but are not limited to 2-4 year degree in an engineering field, extensive technical and sales related experience. Knowledge of Injection Molding Machines and CAD a plus. Please send resume to: Lisa Buono HR Manager Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. One Technology Park Drive Torrington, CT 06790 Fax: 860.482.2069 Email: lisa.Buono@ wittmann-group.com

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NEW BRITAIN - 2 BR, hdwd flrs, newly remodeled. BRISTOL/FARMINGTON Pkg for 2. Lndry. Dep. $800. LINE - 4 RM, 1 or 2 BR, all 860-922-6300. appl inc w/d, deck, full bsmnt. $895. No pets. 860NEW BRITAIN - 4 RM w/ ht. 559-9349. $750. 140 Clinic Dr. 860229-5569 or 860-604-0133. Develop the classified habit. NEW BRITAIN - 5 lg RM, 2 You’ll be cash ahead. BR. New tile, hardwood flrs Call 860-231-2444 & appl’s. $825 + sec dep. 860-985-0944.

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

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