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Mayoral debate Friday, October 18, 2013

Woods, DelBuono to square off on several issues facing town

By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Newington’s mayoral candidates will face off Monday in a debate to inform voters before the upcoming Nov. 5 election. It hasn’t been an easy campaign season for anyone. Mayor Steve Woods, a Democrat, has been accused by his opponent, Beth DelBuono — and the Republican Town Committee — of unethical behavior. Their claim that Woods used his position in government Volume 53, No. 41

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to garner $233,000 in business for his company, Stonehedge Landscaping, was brought to the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office. The investigation was closed in September with no action against Woods. The incumbent mayor called their accusations “defamation” and urged the opposing party to submit a complaint to the town’s ethics board if they still find fault with his actions. At recent Town Council meetings, residents have expressed frustration over the continued focus on the accusations as the election nears. They’ve asked the candidates to instead discuss their views on broader issues affectSee MAYORAL, Page 4

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Veteran firefighters share memories that flow like water from a hose By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Veteran firefighters in Newington celebrated their past, present and future at a banquet at the Sphinx Shriners Temple Saturday night. Over 100 people attended the event, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Newington Veteran Firefighters Association.

Established in 1953 by 12 Company 2 firefighters, the NVFA is now 75 members strong. “It’s quite unusual for a group to stick together this long,” said NVFA President Bob Seiler, a lifelong volunteer who also chairs the Newington Board of Fire Commissioners, is president of the Newington Kiwanis

Club, treasurer of the Memorial Day Parade Committee and recipient of the Chamber’s 2013 Public Service Award. Seiler enjoys the camaraderie of the group, which he refers to as “a brotherhood.” “We all share silly things that happened to us years ago; it’s quite different now than it was See MEMORIES, Page 10

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NEWINGTON POLICE BLOTTER Newington police report the following: John Moody, 50, of Hartford, was charged Oct. 1 with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. James Harmon, 34, of 63 Miami Ave., was charged Oct. 4 with three counts criminal violation of a protective order. James Jackson Jr., 32, of 150 Curtis St., was charged Oct. 4 with operating with a suspended license, and operating with a suspended registration. Stephen Johnson II, 30, 3000 Berlin Turnpike, was charged Oct. 6 with fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny. Krystyna Fiuk, 59, of New Britain, was charged Oct. 7 with failure to pay or plead.

Anthony Mooers, 33, of New Britain, was charged Oct. 8 with failure to register as a sex offender. Roberto Perez, 37, of Hartford, was charged Oct. 8 with sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixthdegree larceny and interfering with a police officer. Yen Wen Jr., 25, of West Hartford, was charged Oct. 8 with criminal violation of a restraining order and first-degree criminal trespassing. Steven Figler, 21, of 32 Fifth St., was charged Oct. 8 with 17 counts second-degree sexual assault and 17 counts risk of injury to a minor. Sean McCann, 37, of Bristol, was charged Oct. 9 with interfering with a police officer and sixth-degree larceny. Jesus Maldonado, 29, of 3000 Berlin Turnpike, was charged Oct.

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9 with conspiracy to commit fifthdegree larceny and fifth-degree larceny. Darius Lesinski, 22, of West Hartford, was charged Oct. 9 with third-degree burglary and sixthdegree larceny. Mark Condon, 52, of 34 Monte Vista Ave., was charged Oct. 10 with first-degree criminal trespassing and criminal violation of a protective order. Ethan Bosnyak, 23, of 316 Maple Hill Ave., was charged Oct. 11 with violation of probation. Matthew Robinson, 24, of 984 Willard Ave., was charged Oct. 11 with breach of peace. Courtney Macgilmore, 21, of 984 Willard Ave., was charged Oct. 11 with breach of peace. Terrence Jennings, 37, of Hartford, was charged Oct. 12 with failure to pay or plead. Eric Toler, 45, of Middletown, was charged Oct. 12 with breach of peace.

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ing the town, like taxes, health care and CTfastrak, for example. Monday’s debate will be an opportunity for them to delve into those areas. Newington Community Television will host the event. Carol Anest, chairwoman of the Democratic Town Committee, and Neal Forte, Republican Town Committee chairman, will each prepare eight questions. That evening they will pick four questions from the other’s eight to be posed Beth DelBuono at the debate. A coin toss prior to each question will determine which candidate answers first. They will have two minutes to respond and the other individual, one minute, before the first is given a 30-second rebuttal. The mayoral debate will be held Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at Newington Town Hall, 131 Cedar St. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.

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Pictured at left are Miss Polonia Connecticut Anna Szmolda, 20, from Newington, with first runner up Lauren DeRosa, 17, from Plainville, left, and Maja Laska, 20, from Wallingford as they celebrate after Saturday’s crowning at the Polish National Home in Hartford. The women were selected by a panel of judges (pictured with Szmolda above) including former Miss Poland CT and federal analyst Natalia Cybulski from Washington, D.C., left; Town Crier Publisher Michael Schroeder, third from left, and standing to the right of Szmolda, former Miss Polonia CT and Former Miss Polonia World Jessica Rafalowski-Viggiano. See more details on the contest in this Wednesday’s Polish Edition of the New Britain Herald and online at misspoloniact.org.

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Reader says Marocchini grew up in Newington and would serve it well as a town councilor

To the Editor: For several years, I have been attending Town Council, board, commission and committee meetings on a regular basis. A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a young man, James ( Jim) Marocchini, who, at that time, was a member of the Downtown Revitalization Committee. Since then I have encountered him at other town meetings, among them, the Board of Parks and Recreation and the Economic Development

Commission, where he currently serves as its chairman. Usually I have found myself the single, lonely public participant ready with questions and comments. I have always found Jim willing to listen and responsive to inquiries. If he is unable to provide an answer at the time, he has never failed to get back to me with an answer. Jim is a product of this town, having grown up only one street from my home.

He has chosen to stay here in Newington with his lovely wife, Jill, and raise their adorable daughter Isabella. Jim has already proven his dedication to this town evidenced by his years of service. Jim is one of the Democratic candidates for Town Council and I will be voting for James ( Jim) Marocchini on Nov. 5. I urge you to consider casting your vote for Jim as well. Rosemarie Sarubbi-Lyons Newington

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To the Editor: It is with some amusement that I have been reading in this paper the letters regarding the current mayor’s ethical dilemma. Those trying to explain the issue away are both amusing and a little worrisome. To me and others, this is a simple issue; no elected official should be in a position to personally gain from that position. Elected officials are keepers of the public trust and any hint of impropriety is violating that trust. They are by rights held to a higher standard. To think that any elected official does not exert direct or indirect influence in purchasing decisions is naïve. At the very least the perception that it is a possibility should be a red

flag. Elected officials should and must be sensitive enough of the ethical dilemma created when they hold a position of public trust and do business with the town of Newington. The issue then becomes is the mayor in a position of authority in the town of Newington and if so did his business and hence him gain financially while he was in that position. If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then there is an ethical problem. No amount of trying to explain it away will change that. It is, after all, pretty simple as I see it. Tim Manke Newington

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STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 1. Publication Title: Newington Town Crier. 2. Publication Number: 618-380 3. Date of filing: October 15, 2013. 4. Frequency of Issue: Weekly 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 51 6. Annual Subscription Price: $0 7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: 188 Main St., P.O. Box 2158, Bristol, CT 06010 Contact Person: Devlin Toth Telephone: 860-225-4608 8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher: 188 Main St., P.O. Box 2158, Bristol, CT 06010 9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Addresses of Publisher, Editor and Managing Editor: Publisher, Michael E. Schroeder 188 Main St., P.O. Box 2158, Bristol, CT 06010 Editor, Michael E. Schroeder 188 Main St., P.O. Box 2158, Bristol, CT 06010 Managing Editor, Mark Batterson & Dan Kline 188 Main St., P.O. Box 2158, Bristol, CT 06010 10. Owner: Michael E. Schroeder Central Connecticut Communications LLC 188 Main Street, Bristol, CT 06010 11. Known bondholders, mortgagees and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities: None 13. Publication Title: Newington Town Crier 14. Issue Date for Circulation Data Below: September 27, 2013 15. Extent and Nature of Circulation: Newspaper Average No. Copies No. Copies of Single Each Issue Each During Published Preceding Nearest to 12 Months Filing Date A.Total No. of Copies Printed (Net press run) B.Paid Circulation 1. Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541 2. Mailed In-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541 3. Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers & Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales and Other Paid Dist. Outside USPS 4. Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS C. Total paid distribution D. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution 1. Outside-County 2. In-County 3. Other Classes Mailed Through the USPS00 4. Carriers or other means E. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution F. Total Distribution G.Copies not distributed H.Total I.Percent Paid

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in the old days,” he explained. Professionals in just about every industry can tell you how their work has changed over the last century, and firefighting is no exception. You won’t see guys hanging off the back end of a truck on their way to a burning house anymore, for example. That’s now illegal. Back in the day, anyone in the department could drive a fire apparatus. While they don’t need to carry a commercial driver’s license to operate one now, firefighters do carry a special license that designates their ability and the Department of Motor Vehicles tests them regularly. “All of the changes we’ve seen for the most part have been safety improvements,” Seiler said. A safety division now monitors firefighters’ health after they emerge from an incident, and trucks have a climate-controlled recovery area. Equipment has changed, too. “Right now it costs us about $2,000 to outfit a firefighter,” said Seiler. “They get all their own personal protection gear.

Newington firefighters at the Spring Brook Farm barn fire of Jan. 16, 1964.

Back when I joined the fire department we had five fire coats in our company and five sets of boots,” he remembered. “If you got lucky, you found an old pair of boots lying around and were happy to have somebody’s handme-downs.”

How often do you hear about a barn catching fire these days? There was one night the veteran group recalled three barns in Newington going up in flames — one after another. At Saturday evening’s banquet they recounted these memo-

ries and also read the names of Newington firefighters who have since passed on. Two were killed in the line of duty two years apart. Francis Kochanowicz was riding on the back of a Co. 1 truck in 1962 when it tipped over at the corner of Main Street and New Britain Avenue, crushing him. Fellow firefighter Jay Cole Jr. was among those who lifted the truck off his body. Two years later, Cole was killed after responding to a fire. Firefighters have to have at least five years of active duty in order to join the NVFA, and its older members hope young Newington firefighters will keep their tradition alive. In addition to their quarterly meetings, NVFA members have a setback league that plays together October through April. They also help to maintain the monument erected from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001 that sits in front of Newington’s Main Street station, where every September public safety officials gather for a memorial ceremony. Before the Newington Volunteer Fire Department celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2017, Fire Chief Chris Schroeder hopes to make improvements to that site, including a new stone walkway and possibly benches. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.


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Let’s make Nov. 5 Anti-Bullying Day adults who serve as leaders of our community. The real leaders, namely Mayor Stephen Woods and the Democratic majorities on the Town Council and Board of Education, are stalwartly avoiding the slippery slope of politics that depend on mudslinging. They are the people that will set the example that will set the goals and debate the issues that the Republicans won’t touch, because they are too busy casting paper mache stones all over the place and they know that

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NEW BRITAIN — CT Electric Car, the state’s foremost installer of electric vehicle charging stations, was featured at National Plug-in Day Sept. 29 at Central Connecticut State University. The event was part of the third annual nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles. The New England Electric Auto Association and the CCSU Global Environmental Sustainability Action Coalition organized the afternoon event that featured educational workshops and an awards ceremony, along with over 30 electric cars on display, some of which were former gas cars that were converted to electric by NEEAA members. Representatives from CT Electric Car offered information and knowledge to more than 100 attendees about using electric chargers, as well as the convenience of installing a residential charging station. Newington Electric Company is

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Mobile Homes 755 PLAINVILLE ONLY $22,950. 2 BR, 1 BA, new washer, dryer, stove & fridge. Liberty Mobile Homes 860-747-6881.

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