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Dollars for Scholars golf outing raises thousands for scholarships, Page 3 8th annual dog swim to benefit Wethersfield Dog Park, Page 2

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Deputy Mayor running unaffiliated By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Deputy Mayor John Console, a Republican, has decided to run unaffiliated in Wethersfield’s municipal election this November. His choice follows the Republican Town Committee’s failure to endorse him for another term earlier this summer. If re-elected it will be Console’s 10th year on the Town Council, as he served the last six years and had a brief run from 1979 to 1981. In the four days he petitioned to Deputy Mayor John Console land a spot on the ballot, Console, 59, gained over 300 signatures. 50 Cents “That’s almost five-and-a-half Volume 53, No. 32 times what I needed to get on the ballot,” said Console, who thinks that his popularity is evidence See UNAFFILIATED, Page 5

Dogs and their owners gather at the Rocky Hill Dog Park to walk in support of the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Bark For Life walk-a-thon fundraiser. The 2013 event will take place 9 a.m., Aug. 17 at the Rocky Hill Dog Park.

Bark For Life to benefit cancer research By BRIAN M. JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT

ROCKY HILL — Dogs and their owners will come together in the fight against cancer at the “American Cancer Society Bark for Life” walk-a-thon Aug. 17 at the Rocky Hill Dog Park. Registration for the non-competitive walk opens at 9 a.m. at the park on 761 Old Main

St. The $25 registration fee, which includes a bandana for the accompanying dog, will benefit the American Cancer Society. Participants who help raise an additional $100 will receive a Bark for Life T-shirt. In addition to the walkathon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event will feature local vendors, a K-9 unit training demonstration by the police

department, an owner/dog looka-like contest, a dog trick contest, dog massages, and a dog treat truck. There will also be prizes, which include donated dog toys, for the top fundraising dogs. According to Natalie Cullen, coordinator of the walkathon, Bark for Life was started in 2007 by American Cancer Society volSee BARK, Page 5

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8th annual dog swim to benefit town’s dog park By BRIAN M. JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT

WETHERSFIELD — Roll over to the 8th annual dog swim at Mill Woods Park Aug. 17 From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. owners may bring their pooches to play in the park’s swim area at 153 Prospect St. Admission is $5 per dog and $1 per person. Funds collected from admissions will be put toward maintenance of the park, which features a beach, chlorinated swimming pond, and fenced in dog park. Dogs must be licensed, have their shots, and be non-aggressive. At least one adult must accompany the dogs at all times. Only the dogs are allowed to

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swim during this event. Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Bagley said the event has been a great success for the community. “It’s the funniest thing,” she said. “When I first did this I thought to myself ‘Is this really going to work? Now, after holding it for eight years, I can’t recall ever having any problems.” Bagley said the swim typically attracts as many as 200 dogs and 300 people over the course of the day. “This is a great opportunity for dogs to swim in a controlled environment where the dog and owner can have a good time,” she said. It’s also a socialization event for the dogs

and owners.” Bagley said the swim is fun for the whole family. “I really enjoy even just coming out to the event and watching the dogs playing in the water,” she said. “Some of them will walk out onto the dock and jump off into the lake. Owners always tell me their dogs have a great time, come home tired, and sleep for the rest of the day. They’re like kids that way.” For more information, visit Brian M. Johnson can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext 216, or

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Dollars for Scholars fundraiser a success, organizers say By BRIAN M. JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT

The Wethersfield Country Club held its 16th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Outing this Monday in memory of program co-founder Dr. Phillip Sehl, who passed away July 15. The Wethersfield Country Club at 76 Country Club Road was founded 1916 and boasts an 18-hole golf course, which according to is considered by PGA tour professionals to be one of the best conditioned courses in the country. Since 1997, the course has been used for an annual golf outing, silent auction and tea cup raffle to support the Dollars for Scholars. The program, established in 1974 by Sehl and his friend Felix Babel Jr., collects donations from sponsors including local businesses, organizations and private donors to fund the club’s yearly scholarships. The scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors that are town residents and plan to pursue a form of post-secondary education. They are awarded based on financial need, scholastic achievement, and community service. Since it began, Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $2,350,000 to more than $2,550 students. Club Co-President Lori Willin said the goal was to raise $100,000 each year through the golf outing, silent auction and raffle to support the program. “Last year we raised $115,000 for a total of 159 graduating seniors,” she said. Club Treasurer Denise Fote said this year marked a re-branding of the program from The Wethersfield Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation to Dollars for Scholars of Wethersfield. She also said that beginning September, applications can be filed online. “Parents will also be able to submit financial information and have the

Golf carts line up at the Wethersfield Country Club for the Dollars for Scholars golf outing.

system match them to scholarships they are eligible for,” she said. “This should streamline the entire process, which we are very excited about.” Tea cup raffle tickets cost $10 for 5 tickets, $20 for 15 tickets, $50 for 50 tickets and $100 for 100 tickets. Raffle prizes included gift certificates to local restaurants, golf balls, golf bags, golf shirts, coffee gift baskets, and champagne and wine gift baskets. The event also featured a silent auction with prizes donated from sponsors including a pearl necklace and earrings, a half chord of firewood, tickets to upcoming concerts and sporting events, a free golf lesson with pro-golfer Ron Dellostritto, and a round of golf at the club for four

Bill Quirk, left, and Tim Tuell, co-chairs of the 16th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Outing.

players including golf carts. Mulligans were available for $5 with a limit of four per player. They could not be used on a single shot bearing a prize. The club awarded several team prizes for their women’s foursomes, men’s foursomes, and men’s and women’s mixed foursomes golf groups. First low gross and first low net earned a group a prize of $50

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per player. Second low net earned a group prize of $25 per player. The player whose ball came closest to the pin on the 17th hole received an additional $50. Another $50 was given to the winner of the outing’s putting contest shootout, who also received a $50 Pro-Shop gift certificate and had the opportunity to sink a single put from 50 feet to win an additional $100 gift certificate.

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Rocky Hill bicycle races, festival to benefit police department By BRIAN M. JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT

ROCKY HILL — There will be bike races and a festival Saturday at Rocky Hill High School to benefit police cadets. Cycling Concepts, a bicycle store which has done business in town for 25 years, has partnered with the Police Department and the Parks and Recreation Department to host the “Rocky Hill Criterium in Conjunction with the Rocky Hill Bike Festival.” The races will take place in the center of town. Registration fees for the race are $25 for junior racers and $35 for adults. Parking is available at Elm Ridge Park and Sunny Crest Park and parking for racers is available at Griswold Middle School at 114 Bailey Road. Admission to the festival is free. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the races and will feature a DJ, raffles, a climbing wall and inflatable bounce tents. Bubba’s, the vendor that caters the town’s Summer Concert Series, will provide catering. Karen Franzen, an employee at

Cycling Concepts and the event promoter, said the race was created to help programs affected by budget cuts. “We started thinking of what our business, which has been in town for 25 years, could do to help out the community,” she said. “In January we met with the Police Department to approve the routes. That’s when we started talking about what programs would be affected by the budget cuts and we decided that for our first year, the proceeds would go to the police cadets.” Multiple races will be held during the day, beginning with entry level racers at 8 a.m. Then there will be a 5-mile junior race at the high school track for children 9 and younger at 10:30 a.m. A women’s pro-level 35-mile race will be held at 1 p.m., and a men’s pro-level 35-mile race begins at 2:30 p.m. It will close out the event. Racers will require a United States Auto Club license, with a one-day license; available at registration. Racers must also comply with USAC rules and regulations. Adult racers must bring a regular

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road bike with curved handlebars; no mountain bikes, straight bar bikes, or aero bar bikes are permitted. Junior racers must meet with officials before and after a race to ensure they aren’t using large gears that could harm developing muscles. For both adult and junior racers, sleeveless jerseys are prohibited and helmets are mandatory. Franzen thanked Keith Sherman, owner of the Cycling Concepts shop and Detective Brian Klett for their support. “Keith is always very supportive of racing and riding, and Detective Klett was instrumental in ensuring the police barriers were in place, and in getting the cadets to volunteer their time to marshal the course and keep it safe for racers.” Lisa Zerio, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, has high hopes for the event. “We want to see the program grow, and hope that this is the first of many, many years to come,” she said. For race information, call Karen Franzen at (860)563-6667. For festival information, call Lisa Zerio at (860)258-2711.

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hundreds of residents who asked for assistance in personal matters. “No other council person has ever done that, that I can think of in the past 40 years,” he said, adding, “Coming from my heart I can actually say, I took this office to help and to make this a better town for every person in town — whether you make a million dollars or a thousand dollars, whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent.” His biggest priority this upcoming term is to prevent an increase in taxes. “We really have to take a hard look at streamlining the government in this town as much as humanly possible — getting the biggest bang for the buck with the taxes,” said Console, who is working with a team to develop a new budget system in the town’s best interest.

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unteer and cancer survivor JoAnn McKiernan and her dog Sassy. The walk first came to Rocky Hill Dog Park in 2012. “Over 50 people and their dogs participated last year,” said Cullen. “So far 20 people have signed up online this year, and we’re expecting more to show up at the day of the event.” Cullen said Bark For Life will honor the importance of dogs as caregivers. “We know that many dog lovers have experienced cancer firsthand,” she said. “Bark For Life is an opportunity for people to join the fight against cancer while also acknowledging how much our dogs do for us.” According to, The American Cancer Society, founded in 1913, is a global grassroots organization comprised of more than three million volunteers. It is the largest non-government investor in cancer research in the U.S., contributing more than $3.4 billion annually. The purpose of the organization is to save lives by helping people prevent cancer or detect it early, support them dur-

Dogs and their owners gathered in 2012 at the Rocky Hill Dog Park to walk in support of the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser is set for 9 a.m., Aug. 17 at the Rocky Hill Dog Park.

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new report, prepared jointly by the Department of Energy and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers – weather events, as they grow more severe and frequent, are taxing the nation’s electric grid more and more, and they’re costing us a lot.


On one hand, it makes perfect sense that the Obama administration would use the week of the 10th anniversary of the worst blackout in the U.S. to release a report on electric grid resiliency. On the other hand, the fact that its focus is that “severe weather is the leading cause of power outages in the United States,” makes the timing a little curious. The blackout of Aug. 14, 2003, that took out power to upwards of 50 million people in eight states from Ohio to New England, as well as part of Canada, and lasted nearly two days in some places, had nothing to do with severe weather. It was a transmission line failure compounded by human error that caused an initial power outage to cascade out of control in less than 10 seconds. But one thing remains clear a decade later, according to the

output and wages, spoiled inventory, delayed production, inconvenience and damage to the electric grid,” the report said. But in years such as 2008 when hurricane Ike hit, the economic impact was estimated as high as $75 million. And last year from Sandy, the estimate goes up to $52 billion. Exacerbating the increase in severe weather, the report pointed out: “the aging nature of the grid – much of which was constructed over a period of more than 100 years – has made Americans more susceptible to outages caused by severe weather.” The report goes on to call for more investment in grid resilience and other modernizations. It sets priorities for doing that. One is conducting exercises to assess risk and vulnerabilities. Another is strengthening - including use of underground lines as well as switching to steel and concrete poles – both prohibitively expensive. The report calls for increasing flexibility with ways to bypass

But in years such as 2008 when hurricane Ike hit, the economic impact was estimated as high as $75 million. And last year from Sandy, the estimate goes up to $52 billion. From 2003 to 2012, the report said, severe weather caused some 679 power outages that affected at least 50,000 people – accounting for 58 percent of all outages and 87 percent of outages of 50,000 or more. The report cited Energy Information Agency statistics that show a massive increase in weatherrelated outages since 1992. Their annual average cost, adjusted for inflation, was $18 billion to $33 billion. That’s a “measure of lost

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Family on the right track through go-kart racing By SUSAN CORICA STAFF WRITER

Karen Newberry remembers when her son Trevor Jones flipped his go-kart on the track at the Berlin Fairgrounds. “Sometimes there are moments when it gets intense on the track, they race up to 45 mph,” she said. “It was so scary. I didn’t want him to race anymore after that but he said ‘Mom I’m fine; I can do this.’” It was even harder to watch because Trevor is 8-years-old. He is a student at Hubbell Elementary School. On weekends, he drives

kart No. 3 as a member of the Nutmeg Kart Club. He got into the sport because originally his dream was to be a pilot, but a rare eye disease left him legally blind in his left eye last year, Newberry said. “They told him that he could be anything in the world but he couldn’t be a pilot, so he said ‘Mom, can I be a NASCAR driver?’” At his age, dirt track go-karting was more his speed but he wanted his kart to resemble NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson’s car. “So we ended up getting him

a kart with a blue body and the yellow stickers, the yellow name plates and everything to match Jimmie Johnson’s car,” Newberry said. “His whole room is nothing but Jimmie Johnson.” Trevor wasn’t the first family member to race. His cousin, Kaycee Newberry, 11, a Plainville middle schooler, drives kart No. 10. Now Trevor’s little sister Alyssa Guertin, 6, who goes to Greene-Hills K-8 School, has her own kart — No. 99. They’re all members of Nutmeg Kart Club, which races at the

Berlin Fairgrounds. “She races more for fun,” Newberry said about Alyssa. “They usually do about 25 laps around the track, but she goes so slow and she’s so cute, she maybe goes around three times.” Alyssa is hardly the youngest racer at the track. The club’s youngest age class is five to seven, and some of those younger kids will drive the whole 25 laps, Newberry said. The sport is dominated by boys but Alyssa and Kaycee are not the only girls out there. Newberry said Trevor races against his best friend, Mikayla Doucette, 11, of Plainville. It’s a sport for the whole family. Newberry’s husband, Kenneth Guertin, and her brother, Michael Newberry of Plainville, race against each other. Newberry said she was thinking about joining in this year but she decided to work on getting Alyssa into the sport instead. Newberry and Guertin have a 2-year-old, Nolan. “Everyday he asks for his own go-kart, so I tell him, ‘when you get a little bit bigger buddy,’” said Guertin. “We have a little one at the house that doesn’t have a motor in it and we push him around in it.” “It’s not a cheap sport,” Newberry admits. “I tell everyone, I work to put my kids in gokarting and day care.” The gasoline-engine karts run from $1,000 to $3,000, the tires cost about $400, and the helmets

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Kenneth Guertin washes the mud off his go-kart, helped by his son Nolan, 2.

and fire retardant coverall suits are about $130. “We’re always looking for sponsorships,” she said. Trevor is sponsored by Express Removal, Bristol Auto Body and Paragon Fence. He will be getting the advertising decals on his kart soon. The kids have to maintain their own karts. “When they come off the track, their tires are all muddy, so each of them is responsible for washing them between races,” she said. “It keeps the kids busy all summer long,” Newberry added. “It’s nail biting but exciting at the same time.”

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Above, Trevor Jones, 8, next to his go-kart at the Berlin Fairgrounds. His brother Nolan Guertin, 2, sits in the driver’s seat.

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Cadets find training at police academy grueling, rewarding


NEW BRITAIN — The echo of footfalls hitting the pavement and the roar of voices raised in unison interrupt the early morning quiet on Chestnut Street as the New Britain Police Academy class comes into view. Led by ultra-marathoner Police Chief James Wardwell, the 29 recruits who will serve the city and towns throughout the state, jog down Main Street as the sun rises behind the old police station on Columbus Boulevard. “We run through the streets of New Britain,” said Wardwell who jogs with the recruits twice a week. “We’ve done hill sprints at Walnut Hill Park, we run from Main Street to Broad Street and the entire length of Broad and back, North Street, we’re trying to hit every neighborhood.” The recruits, who vary in age from 22 to late 40s, are members of the first class to train at the new state-ofthe-art police station. It is the 10th New Britain Academy class — the academy acts as a satellite for the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Counsel.

Tuesday the recruits spent eight hours learning how to successfully wield a baton – one of the first building blocks in a six-month learning experience designed to prepare them to hit the streets on their own. “I tell them if you forget how to pull it out, forget how to use it, at least look the part,” said Sgt. Bryant Pearson, who has been teaching baton skills for 18 years. “You have to have that commanding presence. That’s the most important skill I want them to walk away with.” Pearson was invited to work with the class because of his skills and teaching experience. He is joined by the department’s three POSTcertified baton instructors, officer Joseph Petro, officer Robert Stafford and officer Brian Solek. They break the recruits into small groups to demonstrate techniques in its use. “This not just shows them how to use it but how it feels,” Sgt. Julia Gallup explains as the recruits practice restraining each other with the long, sleek implement. It’s just one tool they’ll carry and it can be used in a variety of ways and in a variety of circumstances, Petro said. “They’ll have to make a decision on how to use it as the circumstances

unfold,” he said before using a baton to place a recruit in a arm lock. Petro then completes a swift maneuver with his other hand that guarantees a suspect will be compliant and walk in any direction he led. After their early morning dash Wednesday the recruits learned how to handcuff suspects. Thursday’s lesson was on the use of pepper-spray. The classes were conducted in order starting with the baton, because a police officer must be able to integrate all the skills while on the job, said Gallup, the academy supervisor. “Every tool we have — handcuffs, pepper spray, your gun, your vehicle — you have to be certified in,” she said. “If you’re not certified in the use of your vehicle, you can’t be a police officer because you can’t drive a police cruiser.” Gallup shows off a white board listing all the classes they are required to teach during the six-month training period. The list of more than 100 includes everything from classroom lectures on Connecticut criminal laws to the handling of evidence, domestic violence calls, gun instruction, fingerprint training, water safety — in case an officer has to make a water rescue — and how to deal with live wires

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New Britain police instructor Joe Petro demonstrates baton techniques to cadets in the police academy on Tuesday.

downed during a storm or accident. She points to a file cabinet that includes a lesson plan for each class — some are more than an inch thick. The department hadn’t run an academy since 2009 – the last time they hired new recruits. In January, Gallup, officer James Krolikowski, officer John Jackman and Professional Standards Division commander Capt. Dennis Beatty began updating and revamping every lesson plan to make certain they would pass an audit by POST in time to start a new academy in June. At the same time, the city was in process of sorting through hundreds of potential recruits in the hopes of hiring enough to bring the ranks up to 165 — the number of budgeted positions. Eventually, 17 new officers were chosen and provided spots in the New Britain academy class. They were joined by new recruits from Greenwich, West Hartford, Glastonbury, New Milford and Bloomfield. The New Britain recruits include 23-year-old Todd Krolikowski, whose father James is one of the veteran officers running the academy. The younger Krolikowski was studying to be an elementary school teacher when he decided he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and older brother, also a New Britain police officer. “I took one law class, a buddy talked me into it,” he said. “I enjoyed it.” He gets no special treatment, his father said with a laugh. In fact, the older Krolikowski admits, he’s probably harder on his son than on the rest of the recruits. Todd and his older brother before him “didn’t get

anything different than anyone else,” the 28-year police veteran said. None of the recruits will be able to hit the streets on their own until they graduate from the academy in December and then spend 12 weeks on duty with a field training officer. Although the additions of the new officers bring the ranks of the New Britain police department to 154, sick leave and a military deployment leave Wardwell with 131 officers, including himself, to put on the streets. He’s hoping to hire more recruits by January when the department plans on running another academy. “The academy is going exceedingly well,” Wardwell said. “Sgt. Gallup, officer Krolikowski, officer Jackman and Capt. Beatty are doing an excellent job.” Of the recruits, Wardwell said, “they are an impressive group. I’m proud of them.” On a typical day, the class starts at 6:45 a.m. with some type of physical training before moving on to classroom studies and hands-on demonstrations. They’ll finish 8 to 10 hours later. During the course of the six months, they’ll also participate in several “stations days” to hone their skills dealing with different scenarios, such as investigating mock drug dealers and responding to domestic violence calls. Greenwich recruit Joel Berry is well aware he’s 46 and training with recruits half his age, but the former Bridgeport officer says the effort is more than worth it. “The job is fantastic,” Berry said. “I knew what I was going to have to do. There’s not an option but to keep up.”


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS The following local high school students were awarded the 2013 St. Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Jessica Gray of Wethersfield, a student at Wethersfield High School; Ryan Melillo of Wethersfield, a student at Wethersfield High School. Christian Johnson of Wethersfield earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.E. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Helen Sweeney, Wethersfield resident, graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Hartford May 18.

Thirty-three academically outstanding area residents earned a spot on the second semester honor roll at Northwest Catholic High School. The students are: First Honors: Brendan Butler (Wethersfield) – Grade 12 Annamma Chaluparambil (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9 Julia Crawford (Rocky Hill) – Grade 12 Margaret Curran (Wethersfield) – Grade 12 Justin Drisdelle (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Sofia Giansiracusa (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Emily Grandell (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9

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Megan Grandell (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9 Lauren Italia (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9 Nicholas Kamansky (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9 Kerre Lattanzio (Wethersfield) – Grade 9 Thomas Lowe (Wethersfield) – Grade 12 Melissa Nenninger (Rocky Hill) – Grade 11 Emily Siegel (Rocky Hill) – Grade 12 Adam Sorrentino (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9 Alicia Susi (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Adam Vancisin (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Eamon Wizner (Wethersfield) – Grade 12 Kathleen Yorio (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9 Second Honors: Lauren Contenta (Wethersfield) – Grade 9

Friday, August 16, 2013 | 11 Ryan DelMonaco (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Olivia Emmanuel (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9 Olivia Fenton (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Alexander Janusko (Rocky Hill) – Grade 9 Brian Kozak (Rocky Hill) – Grade 11 Jillian Marena (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Matthew Marshall (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Mary-Kathryn Rogers (Rocky Hill) – Grade 11 Carly Walsh (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Sasha Yazdzik (Rocky Hill) – Grade 11 Honorable Mention: Kevin Dudley (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 John Iacobucci (Rocky Hill) – Grade

9 Shateria Jackson (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students named to spring Dean’s List for academic achievement: Jeffrey Epp of Wethersfield and Sarah Leonard of Wethersfield. Kevin Clements a resident of Rocky Hill was inducted into the University of New Haven’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society that recognizes achievements in business, management and administration. Rodrigo Rivera of Wethersfield has been named to Villanova University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


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Dinosaur State Park debuts newly revamped interactive classroom

Rocky Hill’s Dinosaur State Park announced this week the opening of its renovated Discovery Room, an interactive classroom that was unveiled earlier this year after extensive renovations. The Connecticut Dinosaur State Park is one of five locations featured on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail. The classroom features handson activities, state-of-the-art displays of Connecticut rocks and minerals. Connecticut’s Geological Treasures, located in The Discovery Room, features an interactive geologic map of the state, pull and learn drawers containing dozens of specimens from Connecticut and an “Investigation Station” where visitors can examine mica, crystal structures and more. The exhibit holds a large number of museum quality minerals and rocks. Visitors are able to connect with the exhibit on a personal level because the items in this collection are all from Connecticut. The Discovery Room also contains different drawers that contain fossils from various regions of Connecticut. This exhibit features a suspended geological core that shows the different layers of the earth, as well as reptile tanks and a feature where visitors can touch buttons on a wall to hear the calls of regional birds. A Magnetic Mural is also featured in the newly renovated Discovery Room. The mural features magnetic images of different species for visitors to place on a

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Visitors to Dinosaur State Park’s newly renovated Discovery Room can change the screen display depending on what geological question they have.

large time line of the Mesozoic Area based on when they believe these creatures roamed the earth. Nutmeg Designs of Windsor, CT created the design specifications and Experience Designs of Pawtucket, R.I. was responsible for the fabrication of the exhibits. The renovations were funded by the Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc. as well as a $150,000 grant from the Connecticut Bond Commission. The Connecticut Dinosaur Trail is a historic collaboration that brings together the private and public sector with state agencies to promote tourism in Connecticut. The primary partners include five of the state’s pre-eminent tourist attractions: Connecticut Science Center,

Dinosaur State Park, The Dinosaur Place, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Dinosaur State Park Located is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath their geodesic dome, visitors will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago. Along with many engaging, educational exhibits for kids to explore, this museum includes the newly renovated and revamped Discovery Room, which is an interactive class room where visitors can learn about plant and animal life that inhabited Connecticut millions of years ago.


Anthony P. Parrotta

Anthony P. Parrotta, 78, of Hartford, loving and devoted husband of Janice Burgess Parrotta for 56 years, passed away peacefully Aug. 1, 2013, at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born May 16, 1935, in Hartford and was the son of the late Antonio Peter and Adeline “Lillian” Uricchio Parrotta. A consummate family man, entrepreneur and avid sports enthusiast, Tony will be remembered for his generosity, courage, hard work and above all, his zest for life. He attended Bulkeley High School, ’53, and Wentworth Institute of Technology,’55, majoring in Building and Construction Management. Tony continued and expanded his father’s home building and construction business, which later became known as A.P. Parrotta Developers, founded in 1960. He was highly respected for his business ethics and management skills. Throughout his life, Tony served as a board member and supported many non-profits in the Greater Hartford community, including the House of Bread, the Connecticut Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation, Home Builders Association of Hartford County and UNICO National. Tony was also an active member of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church and the Hartford Golf Club and a former member of the Wethersfield Country Club. He especially enjoyed entertaining family and friends at his home in Hartford, as well as in Vermont and Florida. A lifetime of memories were created

on ski slopes, golf courses, beaches and from travels around the world. In addition to his beloved wife, dedicated partner and best friend, Janice Burgess Parrotta, Tony is survived by his three children and their spouses, Michele Parrotta and Lesley Skenderian of Hartford, Peter and Susan Parrotta of Rocky Hill and Mark Parrotta and Kimberly Hunter of Weston. He also leaves as his legacy, four adored grandchildren who will forever remember “Grandpa” for his love, devotion to their interests and endless fun, Clayton Alexander, Morgan Alexis, Lillian Rose and Robert Anthony; his niece, Mary Katherine Orzolek of Manchester, as well as many dear and close godchildren, cousins and friends. Tony will also be missed by his four-legged canine friends. The Parrotta family sends heartfelt thanks to the “angels” on CB2 at Hartford Hospital for their unyielding support and care, and to his gentle and compassionate caretakers from VNA and the pastoral and spiritual guidance of Father Andrew Giardino and Patricia Curtis of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church. Donations in Tony’s memory may be made to the House of Bread, 1453 Main St., Hartford, CT 06120, Attn: Sister Theresa Fonti or the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry, Inc., 285 Church St., Hartford, CT 06103, Attn: Fr. Thomas Gallagher, OFM. Funeral services were handled by the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield. To share a memory of Tony or offer condolences, please visit

Bureau of Prisons halts transfer of Danbury’s female prisoners By ANA RADELAT CONNECTICUTMIRROR

Ten days after a group of Democratic senators told the Bureau of Prisoners to stop a plan to move female prisoners in Danbury to facilities in Alabama and other places, the transfer was put on hold. “We have not transferred any inmates from Danbury to Aliceville (Ala.) and we are not transferring inmates from Danbury to Aliceville at this time,” said Chris Burke, spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons,

on Wednesday. Burke would not say whether the bureau has decided to scrap its plan, or only postpone it. But the move was hailed by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., one of the senators seeking a stop to the transfer plan on the grounds that it would pose a hardship for the prisoners’ families, especially their children. “This transfer would nearly eliminate federal prison beds for women in the Northeastern United States and dramatically disrupt the lives of

these female inmates and the young children they often leave behind,” Murphy said. He also said the decision to stop the transfers is an indication that the Bureau of Prisons is preparing responses to a number of questions the senators have about the proposed move of more than 1,000 female prisoners. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., also opposes the proposed move. The Danbury Correctional

Institute is an aging facility that has for 20 years housed low-security female offenders from New York, Pennsylvania and New England. There is an adjacent facility that houses minimum security female offenders, but no plans to transfer those inmates elsewhere. But according to the “mission statement” on the prison’s website, the move of female prisoners in the main facility was necessary so the facility could revert back to a low-security prison for men.

“Beginning in August, the Federal Bureau of Prisons will start transferring the FCI Danbury inmates to other institutions. Once that process is complete--projected for late December 2013--the transition to a low security male facility will begin. This story originally appeared at, the website of The Connecticut Mirror, an independent nonprofit news organization covering government, politics and public policy in the state.

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WETHERSFIELD EVENTS CALENDAR WETHERSFIELD ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS FINE ART COMPETITION: Artists are invited to submit their work for the 2013 Fine Art Competition at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. This is a juried show with awards and a month-long art show/sale on Main Street, Wethersfield. First place award is $1,000 with other awards including a Youth Award (under 18) of $100. Artists prospectus with all the details for entry into the competition are available at: Due to summer scheduling, the deadline for entry has been extended to Aug. 30. The show and sale will take place Sept. 26 through Oct. 25 with the winners announced at the opening Sept. 26. For further information, WHS BAND SUMMER BOTTLE DRIVE: Wethersfield High School Instrumental

Music Boosters will hold their Summer Bottle and Can Drive Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Silas Deane Middle School. Bring your returnable bottles and cans to the circular driveway on the Silas Deane Highway. Volunteers will be available to assist. Proceeds for this fundraiser go to support the Wethersfield High School music program including the award winning marching band and orchestra. ANNUAL DOG SWIM: Wethersfield Parks & Recreation will hold its Annual Dog Swim Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mill Woods Swim Area, Prospect Street. $5 for licensed, friendly dogs and $1 per person. Rain date Aug. 18. Contact Parks & Recreation at (860) 721-2890 for more information.

HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS FREE DENTAL CLEANINGS IN LOCAL TOWNS: Are you over the age of 60, live in Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill or Wethersfield and are in need of a dental cleaning? If so, the Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) has a service for you. In partnership with the North Central Agency on Aging and Apple Rehab in Rocky Hill, CCHD is providing FREE dental cleaning clinics to individuals age 60 and over. These clinics will be held Aug. 28 and Aug. 29, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Apple Rehab, 45 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Note that all patients registering MUST reside in one of the following towns: Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill or Wethersfield. Donations are generously accepted for this service. There is a limit of five patients per day, so please reserve your spot by calling Lori DiPietro,

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER ORGAN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION CONCERT: The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Celebration Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at First Church of Christ, 250 Main St. A Celebration Concert opens the festival, featuring the three judges for the competition: Diane Meredith Belcher, David Hurd and Cherry Rhodes, who will play selections of their choosing, along with the glorious sounds of the Festival Choir, all under the direction of David Spicer, Minister of Music, and co-founder of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival. An offering will be received. Childcare is available for ages 8 and under. A reception will follow. MS SUPPORT GROUP: The Newing-

ton 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. 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. 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. at First Church of Christ, 250 Main St., Wethersfield.

LIBRARY EVENTS CALENDAR CERAMICS ON DISPLAY: Assorted sculptural and utilitarian ceramic vessels from the collection of Hartford Art School student Rachel Rubenbauer are on display at the Wethersfield Library. Rubenbauer holds a degree in Fine Arts and is currently pursuing a degree in Ceramics. Rubenbauer clarifies her work as something experienced vicariously, expressing moments in time tangibly. The display will run through August. For information, call (860) 529-2665 or go to ART EXHIBIT AT WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY: Art works of various media including etchings and woodblock relief prints by recent Hartford Art School graduates Jacquelyn Andrews and Dan Rubenbauer are currently on display at the Wethersfield Library. Andrews holds a BFA in Printmaking and Photography. She enjoys creating wallpaper designs and is highly influenced by nature and past memories. Rubenbauer majored in Photography and minored in Printmaking. He explores the surreal through many different mediums. The exhibit will run through the end of August. For information and directions to the Library, visit or call (860) 257-2811. TUESDAY NIGHT MOVIE: Join us Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the library for a free showing of “Chasing Mavericks” starring Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston and Elisabeth Shue. When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of the local surfing legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. Chasing Mavericks is rated PG for thematic elements and some perilous action. (116 minutes). Tuesday Night Movies are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library. For information call the library or visit the library.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM GRAND FINALE: The Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program Grand Finale with DJ Bob meets Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pitkin Community Center. Dance the night away with DJ Bob! Watch the Wethersfield School principals dig for worms without using their hands! Watch the music video from the Midsummer Event! Registration is required. For more information about this and other programs for children call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801, visit the library or WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND: The Wethersfield Library will close for Labor Day weekend Saturday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 2. The library will resume its regular hours Tuesday, Sept. 2. The library’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. At any time, the library may be reached on the internet at where you may search the catalog, use the online databases, download an audio book, ask a reference question, or renew, reserve or request a book. ‘FOOD FOR FINES’: Wethersfield library users will be able to pay off their overdue fines this summer by bringing in non-perishable food items to donate to the Wethersfield Food Bank. These are the foods most needed: Canned beans (all kinds), canned fruit, spaghetti sauce (pasta not needed), peanut butter, jelly or jam, breakfast cereal, canned tuna, granola bars, 100 percent fruit juice (in individuals boxes, cans, or plastic bottles). Please check for expiration dates on donated items, and donate only fresh items. The Food for Fines program will run through Aug. 30. This is a great time to help your neighbors by donating these items to the library and clearing up your fines at the same time. FRIENDS OF THE WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY MEETING: The Friends of

SECOND SATURDAY CINEMA: Second Saturday Cinema at Wethersfield Library meets Sept. 14, for a 1:30 p.m. showing of George Kukor’s “1949” film “Adam’s Rib,” starring Katherine Hepburn, Judy Holliday and Spencer Tracy. Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. 101 minutes. Second Saturday Cinema is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library. For information, call the library at (860) 257-2811, or visit the library. DROP-IN STORY/PLAY TIME: The Wethersfield Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to come to Friday morning Drop-in Playtime/ Storytime from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is an opportunity for families to visit the library with their children in a friendly and relaxed environment and meets year round. A librarian will be on hand at each session to share a short story and a song at 11 a.m. No registration is required. Children’s programs are cancelled on any day when the Wethersfield Public Schools are closed due to weather. For more information, visit the library, 515 Silas Deane Hwy., www.wethersfieldlibrary. org/kids.htm or call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801. READY, SET … CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAM: As part of the Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading,” the library offers Ready, Set… on Monday evenings through Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. for children ages 4-6. Join us for specially designed activities that make reading, math and science come alive. Topics will alternate each week. Registration is required. For more information about this and other programs for children, call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801

BABY BOOKWORMS CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAM: As part of the Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading” the library offers Baby Bookworms, Tuesday mornings through Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. for children ages birth to 24 months. Join us for sensory play with a story and song at 11 a.m. Registration is not required. For more information about this and other programs for children, call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801, visit the library or www. I DIG STORYTIME CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAM: As part of the Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading” the library offers I Dig Storytime, Wednesday mornings through Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 to 5 years. Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun! Registration is not required. For more information about this and other programs for children, call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801, visit the library or DIGGING FUN CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAM: As part of the Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading” the Library offers Digging Fun! Thursdays through Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for children of all ages. Join us for drop-in crafts and activities. Registration is not required. For more information about this and other programs for children, call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801 or visit the library orwww.wethersfieldlibrary.

org/kids.htm. CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM GRAND FINALE: The Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program Grand Finale with DJ Bob meets Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pitkin Community Center. Dance the night away with DJ Bob! Watch the Wethersfield School principals dig for worms without using their hands! Watch the music video from the Midsummer Event! Registration is required. For more information about this and other programs for children, call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801, visit the library or SATURDAY STORIES: The Wethersfield Library offers Saturday Stories for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Drop-in fun with books, songs and movement for the whole family. Registration is not required. For more information about this and other programs for children, call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801, visit the library or CHILDREN’S EVENTS — WEEKLY AND YEAR-ROUND: EVERY WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Drop-in Playtime and 11 a.m., Short & Sweet Storytime: all ages. Drop in family fun with a story and a song. EVERY FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Drop-in Playtime and 11 a.m., Short & Sweet Storytime: all ages. Drop-in family fun with a story and a song. EVERY SATURDAY: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Stories: all ages. Drop-in fun with books, songs and movement for the whole family.

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