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Pulling together

Town Council votes to increase tax breaks for town’s veterans STAFF WRITER

Thanks to a vote made by the Town Council earlier this week, about 120 more veterans will receive a larger reduction on their annual property taxes next year. The decision was a difficult one for the elected officials, who all agreed the town needed to provide Volume 53, No. 38


more for its veterans, but clashed on how much more. Effective starting on July 2013 tax bills, the income limit for couples and individuals to make them eligible for a deduction on their property taxes will see an increase from $39,500 to $45,000. This will cost the town $25,000 per year, or about $1.50 extra for the average taxpayer in town. This brings the amount of eligible veteran households from around 200 to 320. Republicans Jay Bottalico and Beth DelBuono were the only two Town Councilors who made it clear they were very displeased with this

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Above, Zak Hedberg, won the pie-eating contest Friday during a fundraiser and pep rally to help a hall monitor whose wife was severely burned in a house fire. Bottom left, the crowd takes in the festivities. Bottom center, English teacher Tom Righi hams it up as the only “true” knight. Bottom right, Alison Michou watches the show. See story and photos on Page 4.

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Study to find most feasible, useful development at Newington Juntion



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Whatever development eventually gets built in or nearby the planned CTFastrak station at Newington Junction will be thoughtfully planned by town officials with the help of the Capitol Region Council of Governments, which is funding an in-depth study there. The Department of Transportation just gave the CRCOG permission to administer the grant, which will be used to hire a consulting team to determine what development is feasible for the area. Town officials along with representatives from the CRCOG will be meeting with consultants in the next couple weeks to begin the process. Their first step is to prepare a base map of potential development sites within a half mile of the Newington Junction, which is centered around the intersection of Willard Avenue and West Hill Road. According to Town Councilor Terry Borjeson, who is the town’s liaison to the CRCOG, the study will look at what sites have the true capacity for development. “The primary emphasis is going to be employment generation,” he said Tuesday. The team will examine existing conditions, how sites are zoned, preferred land use, ownership, vacancies, visibility and access to the busway, known or suspected contamination, areas of drain-

age problems and issues in street design. “It will also look at one of the things I know is critical for residents in town, particularly in that area and that is traffic congestion,” Borjeson added.

Their first step is to prepare a base map of potential development sites within a half mile of the Newington Junction, which is centered around the intersection of Willard Avenue and West Hill Road.

impediments. While the timeline of this project has not yet been determined, work will begin by mid-November. “I think it’s necessary to move quickly as the bus way is coming along quickly,” Borjeson said Tuesday. At the same time, the CRCOG will be discussing development opportunities in a general sense at a statewide level. This starts Monday, Oct. 29 with a meeting that brings together eight towns along the busway corridor. Officials will discuss what it means to have sustainable development that has a strong future for generations to come. Then in early November, the Partnership For Strong Communities is sponsoring a workshop for 15 towns along both the busway and the railway from Springfield to New Haven. Each town will be represented by 13 people, including elected officials, town employees and regular citizens.

Consultants will use these findings to prepare a concept plan, which they will present to the CRCOG and Newington officials. A final summary will dis- Erica Schmitt can be reached at cuss the area’s opportunities, (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or constraints and infrastructure

CORRECTIONS An article in last week’s Crier should have read that the Conservation Commissioner member who made the suggestion of hiring outside experts to evaluate the Cedar Mountain application was Dr. KathleenMarie Clark.

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Local politicians come out in honor of resident’s century of life By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

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working at Fafnir Bearing, inspecting parts for airplanes. She’s also been a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. And now Skovich lives a happy and active life at Middlewoods, enjoying Wii Bowling, senior “Olympics,” the Walking Club, knitting, arts and crafts, bingo and cards.

Three generations, from left, Robin Holcomb, one of eight grandchildren of Jennie Skovich, center, a resident of Middlewoods of Newington and newly turned 100-year-old with her daughter Eileen Smith, right.

And she still attends the occasional New Britain Rock Cats game, an avid fan. “This is our first resident that has turned 100,” said Middlewoods Executive Director Kathy Braga. “She’s tremendous; she has such a great sense of humor and is still very active,” added Braga, before joking that Skovich is so sharp she’d trust her to watch her children and do her taxes.

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New Britain native Jennie Skovich felt like a movie star this week when high-profile people began arriving for her birthday party at Middlewoods of Newington, the nursing home where she resides. State Rep. Sandy Nafis, D-Newington, walked right up to Skovich and gave her a big hug before a proclamation from New Britain Mayor Timothy O’Brien was read. The party guest of honor sat upfront surrounded by family and draped in a pink feather boa and a matching pink sash that read, “Another year of Fabulous.” Short of any lines on her pretty face and maintaining the most graceful of posture, nobody would ever guess Skovich was celebrating her 100th birthday. “She is in excellent health, it’s just amazing,” said her daughter Eileen Smith, who regularly uses the audiovideo program Skype to chat with her mom, as she lives with her husband in the southern part of the state and spends part of the year sailing. Smith’s daughter Robin Holcomb — one of Skovich’s four grandchildren — lives in Cromwell, so it wasn’t a far drive to grandma’s birthday event this week. (She also has nine great-grandchildren, and one more on the way.) Other party guests included Terri Gogluicci, president of the Newington Chamber of Commerce, who presented her with a birthday certificate. “I have a lot of good friends and family here; yesterday we had a good party, too,” said Skovich, whose 100 years have been a whirlwind of experiences — some wonderful, others — not so much. “Growing up she had a wicked stepmother and two evil stepsisters,” her daughter explained. “It’s really a rags-to-riches Cinderella story. My dad was the handsome debonair who whisked her away from all that,” Smith added. “She’s lived a good life; has traveled all over Europe, Paris, London, Rome… they’ve been jealous ever since.” Skovich was married in 1940. Her younger days were spent in New Britain, where her first job was at The Russian Tea Room, before she began


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NHS students come together to help one of their own By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Newington High School truly is “one big family” as people say. The school community proved it recently by coming together to raise money for one of their own — an individual they haven’t seen since late September when a fire ravaged

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Student Councilors Allison Hoffman, left, and Danielle Chylinski, both 17, two of the organizers of the Newington High School pep rally and fundraiser held at the school Friday to help a hall monitor whose wife was severely burned in a house fire last month.

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School. It really feels like home to me; we’re one big family and Tom is a part of that family.” “The kids love our hall monitors,” said Student Council Advisor Melissa Morello, who helped the Council organize the benefit. “Most are senior citizens, and they’re a huge part of our high school community. When we first got word this happened we knew we had to do something to help.” For Office Secretary Joan Hartley, the fundraiser meant more than just supporting a co-worker. Hartley, who supervises the school’s hall monitors, developed a friendship with the family over the years and calls Tom “a very caring person.” “He’ll come up to my office every once in awhile to say hi and talk. He really cares about people,” she explained. “The only time he’s been off of work is when he’s sick or his wife is sick. He’s very family oriented.” Anyone who wants to help the Baggerio family get back on their feet can send a check to Newington High School Attn: Student Council, at 605 Willard Ave., 06111. Checks can be made out to Newington High School. “The money is just to keep them going,” Hartley added. “We’re like a big family here and when somebody in the family gets hurt we help each other out.” Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or

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For the Red Hat Divas, Halloween is just one more reason to have fun


From pajama parties and potlucks to Paradise Pizza, the Newington Red Hat Divas know how to have a good time. It’s all “in the pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment and fitness.” Their only limitation: finding a ride to various get-togethers. “A lot of us don’t drive very far so it kind of keeps us in the area. Myself, I won’t go on the highway,” explained Dona Benoit, a Diva disguised as a pumpkin at Tuesday’s Halloween Masquerade, held inside the Senior and Disabled Center. They may be seniors, but they sure know how to throw a party. Pizza from Vito’s, homemade desserts and some wacky costumes made the afternoon that much more special for the girls — some as young as 60 and others well into their 80s. The Divas are Newington’s branch of the Red Hat Society, which has over 80,000 members in 30 countries, recognized by their signature red hats and purple outfits.

But at Tuesday’s party the red hats were stored away at home, replaced by some creative costumes. Gerry Dehner came dressed as a construction worker, wearing a Home Depot apron filled with hammers and wrenches and a beer funnel on her head. “I’ve got my tools, my hard hat and I’m sippin’ beer,” she said, giggling. Across the table sat Mary Serravalla, whose pretty pink bunny ears gave her away. “I used to be a Playboy bunny years ago,” she revealed. The group’s two “Queen Bees” sat beside her — Dot Revzon and Rani Nicholson — also Newington residents, like most of the Divas. “You see, we never grow up,” Nicholson explained of their fun. “Our goal is to celebrate life with dignity and relay the message that we can greet the mature years with lifelengthening lifestyles.” The Queen Bees share the responsibility of organizing monthly events that represent the ladies’interests.This includes visiting museums, going to

the movies, dining out at local eateries, playing cards and games, and holiday get-togethers, like this week’s masquerade. They’ve grown to be close friends over the years, making it difficult when a member passes away. “We all get sick,” Nicholson explained. “Some get terminal, a few are in rehabilitation and we’ve even lost a few.” Helen Swiatek, the club’s oldest member, just passed away recently at age 93. But right up until her dying day, she was still bowling and enjoying herself in traditional Red Hat fashion. “She was a classy lady, a wonderful person,” Nicholson added. “She’d tell you she was in very good health even if she wasn’t feeling well.” The Newington Red Hat Divas are always hoping to recruit new members. Anyone interested can attend one of their monthly meetups to become acquainted with the group. For more information, call Rani Nicholson at (860) 666-1835 or Dot Revzon at (860) 666-1881.

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STAMFORD — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, appearing Monday with fellow Republican Linda McMahon in her campaign for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, slammed her opponent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, as so partisan “he might as well be Nancy Pelosi’s butler.” The one-liner got big laughs at all three stops he made with McMahon in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury. In contrast, he portrayed McMahon, a wealthy former professional wrestling executive, as someone who can work across party lines and use her business experience running World Wrestling Entertainment, now WWE, to help rebuild the nation’s economy. “This is a woman who does not need this job,” Christie told hundreds in Glastonbury. “This is a woman who is doing this because she sees the perilous path we’re on.”

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Sandy Nafis and Democrats have not created Sandy Nafis has proven track record and deserves reelection jobs in Newington, only rearranged them I see letters in the Crier from stalwart supporters of Ms Nafis. She seems to walk on water to some. One writer mentioned how she created jobs in town. However, these “created” jobs were jobs that had moved here from another town. About the same time, Newington was losing jobs to Berlin. Governor Malloy recently claimed new jobs were coming to New Haven but those jobs came from Cheshire. All this is just rearranging the deck chairs on a sinking ship.

While local jobs are important, most people in Newington work out of town. Further, since she is seeking re-election to the state legislature, we have to measure her performance, and that of her party, on Connecticut’s overall job picture. Unfortunately, it is not very good. Connecticut’s unemployment rate has recently risen to 9%, a figure far worse than many states. She and her Democratic cohorts last year pushed through one of the largest tax and spending budgets the state has ever seen. Recently, the Democratic State Comptroller announced that

there is still yet another deficit. When you increase spending and raise taxes, the cost of doing business increases. Businesses then leave Connecticut for better business climates, and losses of local jobs follow. That happens too frequently lately in Connecticut. Ms. Nafis and Democrats have been in control of our legislature too long. We are still in a recession in Connecticut. Real change is necessary in Hartford before it is too late. She must go. Jim Gadarowski Newington

a great mother, friend, and neighbor. We have two children attending college. My wife and I both work full time to help pay for their college expenses. Sandy and Alan know from their personal and professional experience the hardship many families are facing trying to put their kids through college, especially in the extremely trying economic times. Sandy has experience in facing and dealing with everyday, real life, family issues all hard-working families know in their daily lives. Through her hard work, Sandy has

earned the Assistant Deputy Speaker leadership position. Her leadership skills are exactly what we need as we struggle as a community to provide the best education and the best opportunities for us and our children. Sandy Nafis has compassion, she has a proven ability to actively listen and understand the issues, and a very strong work ethic. We need Sandy’s continued leadership for Newington.

required to allow their firefighters, when not at their paid job, to volunteer as firefighters in towns where they live. If Newington had needed a paid fire department because of the lack of aailable volunteers there would have been a very huge additional cost to our taxpayers every year, year after

year after year. Sandy Nafis has years of government experience producing results that benefit all of us. Please remember to vote for Sandy Nafis on Nov. 6.

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We are writing in support of Connecticut state Representative Sandy Nafis for re-election to the Connecticut Assembly. My wife and I have been, and will continue to be, avid and strong supporters of the hard work and compassionate leadership Sandy has always demonstrated. Sandy Nafis has a proven record of delivering for the people of Newington. She is a recognized leader in our General Assembly, a hard-working legislator,

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Nafis has fought for the safety and welfare of residents I have known Sandy Nafis since we served together on the Newington Town Council in 1993 so I am well aware of her work ethics and sincere concern for our town and its citizens. I also know Sandy as a member of Newington Kiwanis where she volunteers to raise funds which are donated for high school scholarships, the food bank, the annual fireworks and other deserving areas in Newington. Sandy works for the safety and welfare of our children as well as the growing needs of our increasing elderly population and our veterans. It takes a special kind of person as state representative to have the ability to actually accomplish what is needed, and Sandy Nafis has that special ability to gain bipartisan cooperation to get things done. Sandy was instrumental in obtaining a grant towards our purchase to preserve as open space a section of Cedar Mountain. Also, it was because of Sandy’s efforts that municipalities with paid fire departments are

This year, the race for the 27th District House of Representatives is all about trust, integrity, and hard work. When considering who deserves your vote, ask yourself these questions. Who has a proven track record of growing jobs, providing incentives for businesses, and job training? Who has worked for our seniors to provide home care options, control prescription drug costs, and support property tax programs so our seniors may choose to stay in their homes as long as they can? Who has fought for state aid to our towns, helping to keep taxes down? Who helped gain the support of the legislature to insure that career firefighters could continue to volunteer as firefighters in their home towns? Who has made Education Cost Sharing a priority so Newington can maintain its high education standards? Who secured $1 million in state funds to insure that land on beautiful Cedar Mountain would remain in its natural state for all to enjoy? The answer is Sandy Nafis. She is a model elected official with real common sense that Newington has come to always count on. When I talk to people in Newington, both Republicans and Democrats, they have so many wonderful stories to tell me about how Sandy personally helped them when they had a problem. They know her and trust her. They appreciate how she knows exactly how to cut through the red tape to get answers and assistance. In addition to working vigorously for us at the Capitol, she still makes time to volunteer with the Kiwanis Club, Strategic Planning for our schools, food drives, etc., etc. She genuinely loves helping people and asks for nothing in return. That’s why Newington elected her as their State Representative. She’s the “real deal.” A rare find. A person you can trust with unquestionable integrity. She has earned and deserves your vote on Nov. 6. Biagio “Billy” Ciotto (Former) State Senator — 9th Senatorial District Wethersfield

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PET OF THE WEEK This is our little Copper. This munchkin is rip-roaring to go to a new home and play, play, play! He would love to continue practicing the A-frame and high jump — this little guy loves a good dog-sport! Copper not only excels at athletics, but also is the best with cuddles! After a day of walks and play time with other dogs, Copper would love to snuggle up on the couch with you. His new owners should have prior dog experience, and children in the household should be 10 years old at least. Copper is still very much a puppy so his new family needs to continue his training (mandatory for adoption). Copper would need to meet any other canine family member, and he enjoys the company of cats. Copper is not suited for apartment living. Bring the family and come into our Newington shelter to meet little Copper today! Remember, the Connecticut Humane Society has no time limits for adoption. Inquiries for adoption should be made at the Connecticut Humane

The Children’s Department at the Lucy Robbins Welles, in conjunction with the Outback Steakhouse, had a Pumpkin Decorating program recently. Outback supplied the library with pumpkins for children to decorate and then the decorated pumpkins were delivered to the restaurant for their Halloween Pumpkin Contest to be held Oct. 31. Anyone is welcome to go to the Outback to vote on their favorite. All contestants will win a free prize from Outback.

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Indians clinches state berth with win over New Britain The Newington boys soccer team clinched a Class LL state tournament berth with a 3-0 win over New Britain on a gloomy Tuesday afternoon at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. The Indians improved to 6-7-1 with the victory while the Golden Hurricanes fell to 2-12. Newington got off to a fast start when Mike Rubalsky scored with 28:06 on the clock in the first half. On the play, Rubalsky was on the back post following a loose ball off of a cross. “It was quick,” Indians coach Jeff Brunetti said with a smile. “We score quick goals sometimes.” Greg Zydanowicz made it 2-0 Newington after being ready for a rebound on off a Justin DeLeo shot that was deflected by New Britain goalkeeper Krysztof Chwatko. “He was in the right place at the right time,” said Brunetti about Zydanowicz. The Indians led 2-0 at the half. Newington struck quickly to start the second half when Mitchell Ambruso finished with his left foot off a pass by Steven Faulkner

just under three minutes in. The Indians made sure the lead held up and didn’t let the Golden Hurricanes get too many opportunities. It has been a frustrating season for New Britain and coach Matt Denecour. “We played a tough game, a very good game against Simsbury, where it was tied 1-1 with seven minutes to play,” Denecour said. “They come out today and lay an egg. No effort, no heart, no desire.” Newington outshot New Britain 13-2 in the match. The Indians also won most of the 50-50 chances, according to Denecour. “Newington kind of wanted the game a little more than us,” Denecour said. New Britain is a young team with mostly sophomores and juniors, and the effort hasn’t been there at times, which has been frustrating for Denecour. The lone team captain is Chwatko, a senior, but he is in goal and can only lead so match from his position. The Golden Hurricanes tried to get something going offensively after Rubalsky’s goal, but the Indians quickly seized control and


At Veteran’s Memorial Stadium Halftime: 2-0, Newington. Goals: Mike Rubalsky (New), Greg Zydanowicz (New), Mitchell Ambruso (New). Assist: Steven Faulkner (New). Saves: Chris Kapuscinski (New) 2 and Long Du (New) 0, Krzysztof Chwatko (NB) 10. Shots: Newington 13, New Britain 2. Corner kicks: Newington 2, New Britain 1. Records: Newington 6-7-1; New Britain 2-12.

dominated play for most of the contest. After Ambruso made it 3-0, Newington focused on keeping New Britain away from goalkeeper Chris Kapuscinski. When the ball did get near him, Kapuscinski did a good job of playing the ball with his feet to counter any Golden Hurricane attacks. “He’s very comfortable with the ball at his feet,” Brunetti said. For Newington, it’s all about getting as a good a seed as possible in the Class LL state tournament. The Indians have matches against Conard on Friday and Northwest Catholic next Monday. New Britain hopes to build some positive momentum for the future. “I’d like to see them finish strong, if they want to have any positive vibes for next year,” Denecour said. The Golden Hurricanes close

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Newington’s Steven Faulkner, left, and New Britain’s Medin Begic during Tuesday’s match.

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NEW BRITAIN — The Newington boys played their style of soccer Tuesday, and the result was a 3-0 win. Newington prefers to quickly change the field with passes and play possession soccer, and it did just that on Tuesday. Junior Justin DeLeo and senior Kalin Markov did a good job of filtering the ball through the middle of the field. Junior Greg Zydanowicz, one of Newington’s goal scorers, moved up from the back and kept the pressure on by making sure the ball stayed in the New Britain

end of the field. The goals for the Indians in the match were to work on their speed of play and quality of their passing. “And we wanted to come out hungry,” Newington coach Jeff Brunetti said, who said his team didn’t believe Tuesday’s match was going to be an easy one. The Indians came out firing and scored less than 12 minutes in on a goal from Mike Rubalsky. Newington went on to outshoot New Britain 13-2 in the match and controlled play for most of the 80 minutes played.

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Indians’ late rally stuns Manchester By CHRIS MCLAUGHLIN STAFF WRITER

Muhammad Ali once said, “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” Throughout the week leading up to Saturday’s game against Manchester, Newington coach Roy Roberts used the iconic Ali as motivation for his team. Roberts instilled the belief that no matter the odds against them there will always ROY ROBERTS be a way to win, Coach and that conviction came out Saturday when the Newington Indians took down the 4-1 Manchester Indians, 21-18. “Today was an Ali moment for us,” Roberts said. “I’m so happy for the kids, they deserve all the credit. That Manchester team might be the toughest team in our conference, and this was a huge win for

the program and a great way for the seniors to go out on their last Homecoming.” The odds were stacked against Newington heading into the game, but were never higher than late in the fourth quarter. With five

line, and with 12 seconds left and no timeouts remaining, Hedberg found Christian Beauford in the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown. “I told Hedberg that no matter what, for the rest of my time here, I’m going to live and die by him,” Roberts said. “He had his peaks and valleys, but he is the most mentally strong kid for his age I’ve ever coached and it was evident in that last drive.” At the start of the fourth quarter, Newington was down 18-6, and it still had yet to score on an offensive play. After another brilliant stand by the defense, Hedberg wasted no time, throwing his first touchdown pass of the game on a 34-yard bomb to Adam Murphy. “The one-handed catch by Adam Murphy was tremendous,” Roberts said. “I’m so proud of our guys. They never quit, they never

“I’m so happy for the kids, they deserve all the credit. That Manchester team might be the toughest team in our conference, and this was a huge win for the program and a great way for the seniors to go out on their last Homecoming.” minutes left and the team down by four, sophomore quarterback Jake Hedberg threw his third interception of the game. Rather than pack it in, the Newington defense held strong and forced Manchester to punt the ball, setting up one final drive. Newington clawed its way down to Manchester 10-yard

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Manchester (4-2) 2 0 16 0 — 18 Newington (3-3) 0 6 0 15 — 21 SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter M-Safety, 4:30 Second Quarter N-Sixto Acosta 45 interception return (kick failed), 3:55 Third Quarter M-Marquis Little 32 run (Little run), 2:09 M-Demetrius Evans 52 interception return (Ashton Grant from Little), 1:06 Fourth Quarter N-Adam Murphy 34 pass from Jake Hedberg (Eric Ryan pass from Hedberg), 8:57 N-Christian Beauford 10 pass from Hedberg (Beauford kick), :12 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Manchester: Elijah Udoh 13-58, Roy Richards 18-81, Marquis Little 11-74. Newington: Eric Ryan 9-16, Isaiah Young 3-(-8), Jake Hedberg 1-4. RECEIVING—Manchester: Ashton Grant 5-59, Roy Richards 1-9, Quan Soyini 1-10, Quincy Thomas 1-10, Felix Gonzalez 1-5. Newington: Zach Morris 1-13, Sixto Acosta 1-3, Eric Ryan 6-52, Christian Beauford 5-49 Adam Murphy 2-42. PASSING—Manchester: Marquis Little 9-21 93 yards. Newington: Jake Hedberg 19-46 159 yards.

got down, and they played as hard as they could all game.” While the Newington defense had a few lapses which resulted in Manchester touchdowns, when it mattered most they stepped up and got the necessary stops. All game long, the Newington defense battled hard. In the first half, they didn’t allow a point, and in the fourth quarter the miracle comeback wouldn’t have been possible without the defense getting the ball back twice. “Our defense today was absolutley astonishing,” Roberts said. “That was the best defensive performance I’ve seen since I’ve been here. Our defensive coordinator Andy Norwich did a great job preparing our guys for this matchup.” Despite the frantic ending, the first half was a pure defensive battle. The only Machester score came on a saftey halfway through the first quarter. Newington’s only score of the first half came on Sixto Acosta’s 45-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter. “That pick-six was the best play I’ve had in a while,” Acosta said. “I give a lot of credit to Eric Ryan, who popped the ball out, and when he did I just caught it and ran.” The Indians have now won three straight games to improve to .500 on the season. They face the 1-5 South Windsor Bobcats next Saturday at 1 p.m. as they look to keep the win streak rolling. Chris McLaughlin can be reached at (860) 225-4601 ext 255 or at

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Following the Newington victory over Manchester, coach Roy Roberts was impressed with his whole team, but it was his offensive line that really stuck out to him. “Our O-line today was phenomenal,” Roberts said. “There’s a few kids I have to shout out, John Yong, Zach Hedberg, David Anastasio, Ted Keltonic, Nate Kennedy and Marcus Guadarrama all were absolutely phenomenal today.” The Manchester defense came in focused on stopping running back Eric Ryan and over-committed to the run. While they were able to limit Ryan, the Newington offensive line did a great job protecting sophomore quarterback Jake Hedberg. “The Manchester defensive line is the best in the conference,” Roberts said. “They have a guy who’s on a full ride scholarship to Maryland, and another who’s 6-3, 260, but our O-line really rose to the occasion. They protected Jake like he was their brother.” The Newington offensive line knew coming in, the Manchester defense was going to be tough. Roberts had them prepared for a physical battle. “They were bigger and they were stronger, but when it came down to it, we did what we had to do,” Yong said. “Today was for our seniors, and not just for us, but the whole team as well.” Down four with just over two minutes left in the game, the Indians got the ball back at midfield and began moving the ball on the do-ordie drive. When they got to the goal line, Hedberg had all the time in the world on two different plays as his line held up during the most crucial moments of the game. The first pass was poked away by the secondary, but the second found its mark, and the Indians took the lead with 12 seconds left in the game. “Throughout the game the O-line did a great job protecting,” Yong said. “We’ve been emphasizing talking to each other more in practice. We figured out blitz pickups and our pass protection really helped us pick up the win today.” The Indians are riding high after their third straight victory, and will look to build off of their momentum when they take on South Windsor next week on the road.

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Council OKs increase In comeback, upset victory, Hedberg in tax breaks for vets shows signs of a bright future at QB Councilors at odds over income limitations

DelBuono have long-advocated move, as they hoped to move for them all to receive a tax benefit, forward an option DelBuono no matter how much money they proposed earlier this year, for a make. $50,000 budget item that would “I can’t believe you people, have brought the amount of eli- shame on you,” Bottalico said gible veterans to around 400. before Tuesday’s decision, after all While Bottalico abstained from Councilors had made their posiTuesday night’s vote, DelBuono’s tions clear. vote of “yes” was not in harmony “You’re kicking the veterans with the others — but instead right in the face,” he continued. made with a sense of desponA handful of resident veterans dence. were presAs she ent at the remarked it meeting, “came with an including asterisk” because TomShields, she would “never a Vietnamvote no for a vetera vet. eran’s benefit.” “I think This tax it’s a small exemption has piece of the been debated pie,” he said at Council after the meetings since vote. budget time last SEBASTIAN AMATORE Shields, spring, when Commander of Newington’s American along with $100,000 was Legion Post 117. the others allotted to be — was not split equally between both veter- there for his own needs, but to ans and the elderly — increasing support a younger generation. the property tax savings for low“There are a lot of younger income veterans to $324 a year on veterans that struggle to pay average. their bills and these are who This week’s vote allows veterans need the help; for us as seniors of a higher income bracket to we get a break already,” agreed be eligible for the increased tax Sebastian Amatore, Commander deduction. of Newington’s American Legion In the words of Councilor Post 117. Clarke Castelle, “it comes down Erica Schmitt can be reached at to balancing need and merit.” There are more than 2,100 vet- (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or erans in town and Bottalico and Continued from Page 1

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While the Indians completed their upset over Manchester, without a record book performance from quarterback Jake Hedberg, without his effort, the comeback bid would have certainly fallen short. Hedberg had an Eli Manninglike performance on Saturday, as his numbers weren’t flashy, and he threw a few picks, but when it mattered most, Hedberg got the job done. The Indians were down 12 heading into the fourth quarter, and Hedberg hadn’t thrown a touchdown pass, but coach Roy Roberts never lost faith. “For Hedberg to be that mentally strong, with me jumping on his back the way I was today, and for him to come to me and say I don’t care if you jump on my back give me one more chance let me carry this team really says a lot.” Roberts said. Hedberg threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, not only erasing the deficit but taking the lead with 12 seconds left in the game. He has had his ups and downs throughout the season, but Roberts

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Sophomore Jake Hedberg.

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Republicans hope to win two open state Senate seats By PAT EATON-ROBB ASSOCIATED PRESS

HARTFORD — Republicans are focusing on two open seats as they try to make inroads in the Connecticut state Senate, which Democrats have controlled since 1996. Democrats sit in 22 of the 36 seats in the upper chamber and are not expected to lose that majority in the election next month. But state Republican party chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. said the convergence of a couple of key Democratic retirements and a poor economy has him hopeful. “That would certainly create a backdrop for the voters to consider an alternative to Democrat one-party rule,” he said. “It is undeniable that the Democrat party owns Connecticut’s bad economy.” The GOP sees its biggest

opportunity in the 19th District, where Democrat Edith Prague of Columbia is retiring after 18 years. Prague’s endorsement helped Sprague first selectman Cathy Osten beat the party’s endorsed candidate, State Rep. Tom Reynolds, in the Democratic primary. Osten is now in a heated battle with Republican State Rep. Chris Coutu of Norwich who beat her, 57 percent to 43 percent, two years ago to gain his House seat. “He didn’t have a record to run on in 2010,” Osten said. “This is a different race.” Coutu is known as a fiscal conservative and gained notoriety for being the only member of the House to vote against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s $1.1 billion jobs bill. Prague called him an ultra-right wing “fringe” politician, who does

not know how to compromise on anything. “I would be so upset if he takes this seat,” she said. “He scares me. Did you know in the House they call him Cuckoo Coutu?” Coutu dismisses the name calling and said he simply votes for fiscal responsibility. “People in Hartford are not used to someone questioning anything they do,” he said. “They are so used to having unopposed power, that when people start questioning them, they just start knocking them and defaming them.” Republicans also are targeting the 33rd District, where Democrat Eileen Dailey is retiring. That is a three-way race among Democratic State Rep. James Crawford of Westbrook, Republican Art Linares of Westbrook and Green Party candidate Melissa Schlag, who

clashed with Dailey over a proposed land exchange between Connecticut and developers in Haddam. The GOP is hoping the liberal vote will be split between Crawford and Schlag, who has received the endorsement of The Day of New London. “I think it’s pretty obvious that votes Melissa gets will be votes that I don’t get,” Crawford said. “She won’t be taking any votes away from the Republican.” Schlag said neither major party is representing the interests of the people, and that’s why she is in the race. “I’ve heard from so many people on the Democratic side that, ‘Oh I’m going to waste my vote if I vote for you,’” Schlag said. “My response has always been that a wasted vote is a vote not cast or a vote cast for someone you do not want.”

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Founded 33 years ago, the organizaORGANIC LAWN CARE: Wednesday, tion boasts over 50 members. ComNov. 14, 7 p.m. Barry Avery, a Certiprising one of the 12 Chapter of the fied Connecticut Master Gardener, Greater Hartford Quilt Guild, its miswill present. Avery received a degree sion is to improve the art and craft of in Biology, has gardened organiquilting and to educate others about cally since the 1970s, and currently quilting. The group meets on the first beautifies the grounds at the Mark Monday of each Monday from SepTwain House. Register at the Adult tember to June and also host drop-in Information Desk or call (860) 665nights for members the third Monday 8700. Sponsored by the Friends of of the month and during the summer. the Library. For more information about both organizations, check out their website MOVIES AND MORE AT THE LIBRARY: at On Nov. 27, the “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” library will host quilter and educator Thursday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. To make Jo Hansling who will be talking about the most of their meager retirement Victorian quilts, traditions and ephem- savings, a group of British seniors era. The program will take place in moves to India to live out their golden the Community Room from 7 to 8:30 years at the Marigold Hotel. Join us p.m.; it is free and open to the public. for a viewing of this 2012 film starThe quilts on exhibit may be viewed ring Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson. during regular library hours when the Refreshments will be provided. Community Room is not being used Running time is 124 minutes. Pick up for a scheduled program. Viewers are your free ticket at the Adult Informainvited to call first to check whether tion Desk. Sponsored by the Friends the room is free. Library hours are of the Library. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. FALL BOOK SALE: The Friends of to 5 p.m; and, beginning Nov. 18, the Lucy Robbins Welles Library will Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more informa- hold their fall book sale Friday, Nov. Autobody tion, call (860) 665-8700. 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Sunday, Nov. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. This month’s at the Senior and Disabled Center. All 2550 ofBerlin Newington, CT and reading is “In the Garden Beasts”Turnpike types of• books, including fiction by Erik Larson. All interested persons non-fiction, will be on sale as well as are invited to attend.

Democratic Party chairwoman Nancy DiNardo said she expects her party to retain both Senate seats and said she would not be surprised Democrats adds a few to their majority. She points out that Republicans also are fighting to keep an open seat in the 30th District, where State Sen. Andrew Roraback has left to run for Congress. Democrat Bill Riska, of Winsted is facing state Rep. Clark Chapin of New Milford for that seat. Democrats also expect tight races in the 13th District, where Meriden councilwoman Dante Bartolomeo, a Democrat, is challenging incumbent Republican Len Suzio; and it the 34th District race between incumbent Republican state Sen. Leonard Fasano and popular former Democratic state Rep. Steven Fontana.

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AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING 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 BASEMENT WATERPROOFING JP BACHHAND BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Reliable local contractor. Hatchway leaks, foundation cracks, sub-floor drainage systems, sump pumps & yard drainage. Fully insured, free estimates, written guarantee. Our 27th year registered with CT Dept of Consumer Protection (Reg #511842). Call 860-666-9737 CERAMIC TILE LEN & JEFF SHALLER - Fix leaky showers. Regrouting in tubs.

Bath, kitchen tile installed. 37 years experience. Neat, expert workmanship. Repairs a specialty. Call 242-5805

CLEANING SERVICES Polish/English speaking woman can clean your house with care. 3rd cleaning 50% off for new clients only. Satisfaction guaranteed. Insurance Bonded. Call Kasia 860-538-4885 HOUSE, CONDO, OFFICE CLEANING - Polish/English speaking lady with many years of experience. References upon request. Please call Ela at 860-348-0234 ELECTRICAL SERVICES NDC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING All aspects of electrical work, additions, new homes, renovations, pools, hottubs, etc. Main service up-grades from fuses to circuit breakers. Fast, quality workmanship. Nick 860-665-7202. CT Lic #E1-180139

GUTTER CLEANING #1 First In Reliability - We Show Up!!! One day service. Our 10th year. Reasonable rates. Senior discounts. Reliable service. Call Rob (860) 982-3300 “A West Hartford Resident” Visit our web site:

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. ABC PLUMBING, LLC All Plumbing Services Bathrooms & Kitchens Remodeled. Toilets, sinks, hot water, garbage disposals. Will respond to all calls. Licensed & Insured. 860-548-0331. 10% Discount with this Ad

REMODELING FULL SERVICE REMODELING Windows, bathrooms and kitchens. All interior and exterior home or business remodeling and handyman service. You name it - I’ve done it! Excellent references and competitive rates with over 10 years experience. BBB Accredited. Call Mike 860-6906505 or Kris 860-348-076 today for your free estimate. Fully insured and licensed. Lic #565969.

ROOFING 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.

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. Registration #608808. Fully insured.860-529-8389 or 860-538-0980.

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Allstate Insurance Company 53 New Britain Ave Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Auto, home, business. Best coverage-best price. 25+ top-rated companies. And, great service!

Phone 860-257-9310

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• Free Estimates


Andy Wotton Plumbing & Heating Receive

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• Estimates are always given before any work is done. • From snaking your main drain to water heaters and boilers, faucets and leaky pipes - We do it all

Remember, with Andy Wotton’s Plumbing, it’s not done until you say it is. CAll todAy!

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We offer honest plumbing at a reasonable price.


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56 Woodland ln Berlin, CT 06037

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the Classified

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Twin City Plaza Newington, CT 06111

Monday-Friday 8am-7pm Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 8am-4pm

Ph: 860-665-8288 Fax: 860-665-1458

OPEN 7 DAYS Fresh Fruit, Vegetables & Groceries Daily from Boston... LOW PRICES! LARGEST SELECTION OF FRUIT & VEGETABLES AVAILABLE



starting at COLD GRINDERS

- Giant Grinders come with FREE can of soda!BREAKFAST SANDWICHES

(on a hard roll) Breakfast ends at 11:00 am Bacon, Egg & Cheese ................................................... 2.99 Sausage, Egg & Cheese ................................................ 2.99 Ham, Egg & Cheese ..................................................... 2.99 Egg & Cheese ................................................................ 2.99



Pulled BBQ Pork ......................................5.99 Pulled BBQ Chicken ................................5.99 Flounder ....................................................5.99 Grilled Chicken .........................................6.99

4.99 4.99 4.99 5.99

Pastrami ....................................................5.99


Turkish Kebob..........................................6.99


Chicken Parmigiana .................................6.99 Meatball Parmagiana ..............................5.99 Sausage & Peppers ..................................5.99 BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) ...................................5.00 Chicken Cutlet .........................................6.99 (marinara sauce or mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese)

(mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese) (mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese) (mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese)


5.99 4.99 4.99 4.00 5.99

Prices are approximate - (weight) Tortellini Salad .......................................................5.99 /lb Macaroni Salad .......................................................2.99 /lb Potato Salad ...........................................................2.99 /lb Tuna Salad...............................................................5.99 /lb Chicken Salad .........................................................5.99 /lb Seafood Salad .........................................................5.99 /lb Cole Slaw .................................................................2.99 /lb Egg Salad..................................................................3.99 /lb Antipasto Salad (ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone) ..................... 4.50 Chef Salad (roastbeef, turkey, provolone)...................................... 4.50 Garden Salad................................................................. 2.50 add Grilled Chicken ............................................. add’l 2.00 (mixed greens, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers)




Turkey Breast ........................................ 5.00 Bologna .................................................... 5.00 Capicolla .................................................. 5.99 Salami (Genoa or Cooked) ................................. 5.00 Pepperoni ................................................ 5.00 Ham .......................................................... 5.00 Baked Ham (Virginia) ........................................... 5.99 Honey Ham ............................................. 5.99 Imported Ham........................................ 5.99 Chicken Salad (all white meat) ........................ 5.99 Seafood Salad (crab w/ shrimp) ....................... 5.99 Mortadella (Italian bologna) ............................. 5.00 Roast Beef ............................................... 5.99 Sopressata ............................................... 6.99 Prosciutto ............................................... 6.99 Tuna ......................................................... 5.99 Ham Salad ............................................... 5.99 Veggie ...................................................... 5.00

4.00 4.00 4.99 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.00 4.99 5.99 5.99 4.99 4.99 4.00

Boar’s Head ............................................ 6.99


CoMBo Italian (ham, salami, pepperoni) ............................ 6.99 American (turkey, ham, bologna) ........................ 6.99 ALL INCLUDE: mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese

5.99 5.99

(includes: roasted peppers, pickles, onions, olives)

*Wide Variety of Meats Available to Choose From*

Upon Request: oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, onions, pickles, olives, roasted peppers, hot banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, fresh peppers, oregano, hot sauce, honey mustard, ranch, spicy mustard, yellow mustard, ketchup, horseradish.



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