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Area woman creates non-profit group to feed, educate and care for displaced kids in Haiti, D.R. By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

One Rocky Hill business owner is out to do what she can to help her home country. Gabriela Kossakoski came over from the Dominican Republic in 1976 and is starting a non-profit organization to build a school in the place where she grew up. She and her husband Rick are Windsor resiVolume 53, No. 25

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dents and own Sign-A-Rama at 2162 Silas Deane Hwy. The charity’s name, “Zero Children on the Street” — comes from the experience she had that inspired her efforts while back in the D.R. after her father’s passing in 2010. “I was with my brother at a restaurant by the seaside and we saw some beautiful little boys who looked so dirty and hungry … myself being an American — over here you guys are so compassionate and sweet … I tried to give them some food and the people in the restaurant said ‘no you can’t do that’ and shooed them away,” she remembers. “It stayed in my mind for a long time; I thought, I’ve got to do

Wethersfield residents, Farmers’ Market volunteers and market customers contributed recipes for “Beyond the Farm: A Cookbook.” The cookbook aims to help customers make the most of the produce they buy at the Farmers’ Market. See story and photos on Page 2.

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Farmers’ Market vendors, shoppers contribute to cookbook By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Making her rounds at the Wethersfield Farmers’ Market over its last five seasons, Wethersfield resident and market volunteer Linda Nielson has noticed many visitors unsure of how to use the fresh produce they pick up. That’s precisely how the recently-released “Beyond the Farm: A Cookbook” came about. “I’d hear them ask the vendor or another customer, and many times they’d just put it down and keep on going,” says Nielson, who spent months gathering recipes from

the 40-plus vendors who sell their Connecticut-grown goods at the weekly event along with the people who frequent it, then compiled them into the unique cookbook. So far, it’s been a huge hit. So much so, in fact, that they just sold out of books after promising copies to so many interested customers and town organizations. This includes the Wethersfield Library and the Central Connecticut Health District, which has even given out copies to area lowincome families in hopes of inspiring healthier eating. “If there is enough enthusiasm,

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we’ll be doing another one for next year,” says Nielson, who keeps hearing people say they wish they had submitted their recipes. Sections include breakfast items, appetizers, beverages, soups, salads, vegetables, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, and miscellaneous items. Some submissions are variations on American classics, like “Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob” from Killam and Bassette Farmstead in Glastonbury. But many are international, like “Suesses Kraut” — a sweet and sour cabbage dish submitted by Wethersfield resident Margaret Muhleib. Vendors were generous in sending in recipes for using the products they offer every Thursday. Eagle Wood Farms, of Barkhamsted, who sells their own free-range beef and pork, offered recipes for two different types of meatloaf — “Beverly Style” and “Razor Back Style.” “It’s about getting people to be conscious about what they’re eating and where it comes from,” says Nielson, who submitted some of her family’s own recipes, including the sausage and kale pasta she makes every Thursday after the market. She organized the compilation in the same way an old-fashioned cookbook is written, complete with an equivalency measurement chart and a list of possible substitutions for missing ingredients. (One tablespoon of fresh herbs equals one teaspoon dried). Informational pages can be found at the beginning of each section, offering tips and tricks for preparing different types of foods. Before the dessert section, for example, a chart listing every different variety of apple, when it’s harvested, its flavor and ability to stand up in a pie. There’s also a handy spice and herb guide and suggestions on quick-freezing vegetables. Readers are even invited to note page numbers of those entries that become well-loved on a “Favorite Recipes from my Cookbook” page. “It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut where you make the same dishes all the time. I’m trying to inspire people to look at what they have, maybe consider keeping certain grains and sauces as staples in the house, but then just get whatever’s fresh at the market and make a delicious home-cooked

Wethersfield Farmers’ Market volunteers compiled recipes from market vendors, customers and town residents into “Beyond the Farm: A Cookbook.” The book was created in order to help customers make the most of produce and products sold at the market. Below, families enjoy opening day of the Wethersfield Farmers’ Market’s 2013 season.

meal with it.” Nielson’s family has always been lucky enough to eat organic and local. Her four kids are now all grown up and have children of their own. “They’re all really good cooks, too,” she says. “My whole life I’ve never trusted packaged food. I used to make all of our own bread, go to the regional market and get 50 pound bags of potatoes and onions … it just felt right.”

More cookbooks will be available by the end of July at the Town Clerk’s office or at the Wethersfield Farmer’s Market, which runs every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at 220 Hartford Ave. For updated information, check out their Facebook page at Facebook. com/WethersfieldFarmersMarket. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.


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Rocky Hill Theatre set to stage musical review ‘Showtune’ Show will feature well known songs of theater legend Jerry Herman

After spending the weekend outdoors in the blazing summer sun, cool down and see a live show in your hometown theatre. “Showtune: Celebrating the Words and Music of Jerry Herman” will be presented the next two weekends, July 12-13 and July 20-21, by the Rocky Hill Theatre. The revue in two acts will take place inside the auditorium at the Rocky Hill Community Center, featuring local and statewide talent from a small cast of performers. For those unfamiliar with theater terminology, a musical revue is comprised of short acts featuring the best songs from different shows by the same producer/ songwriter. In this case, it’s Jerry Herman, who wrote well-known musicals like “Hello Dolly!,” “Mame” and “La Cage aux Folles” — just to name a few. “The show is filled with surprises and rides like a roller coaster,” described Rocky Hill Theatre Director Elizabeth Daigle. “The revue comprises both revelations

and tight-storied themes, providing a platform for performers to go the distance with their talents, showcasing the range of Jerry Herman’s songs, from the playfully comic to the tenderly bittersweet.” The revue concept alone makes for a unique performance. “It’s a fun time for the audience and it’s great for the summertime — it goes by very fast because one thing just goes after other,” Daigle added. The theatre, which is a function of the Rocky Hill Parks and Recreation Department, has been in operation since 2003. It is partially funded by the town, but also run through donations and ticket sales, completely non-profit. RHT has presented a variety of musicals, including “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Miss Saigon,” “Aida” and “City of Angels.” “The community is always very supportive of us,” says Daigle, who just finished up auditions for the theatre’s fall show. Rehearsals begin in August, and “Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Case of Alice Faulkner” will be presented the weekends of Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 12-13.

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Because of the forecast of inclement weather approaching, the order of events at the 2013 Wethersfield High School Graduation Celebration were changed to allow the students to receive their diplomas first. Following the completion of the diplomas, those in charge should have allowed the class President, the Salutatorian and the Valedictorian, to give their prepared speeches to their classmates and spectators. Instead, the absent mayor had her speech delivered by a student and the Board of Education Chairperson gave his talk. These two speeches took a half hour, which resulted in the suspension of the remainder of the program

because of rain without hearing from the student leaders of the Class of 2013. The town officials took over the program and the outstanding student leaders who worked so hard to bring honor to the Wethersfield High School system were disrespected. The graduation is not to honor the Board of Education and Town officials; it is about honoring the Class of 2013 and their accomplishments. Our elected officials are put into office to represent the taxpayers of the town of Wethersfield and are expected to have the ability to make sound judgments. Peter and Priscilla Kokinis Wethersfield

“Showtune: Celebrating the Words and Music of Jerry Herman” will be presented the next two weekends, July 12-13 and July 20-21, by the Rocky Hill Theatre at the Rocky Hill Community Center.

“Showtune: Celebrating the Words and Music of Jerry Herman” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). With words and lyrics by Jerry Herman, this revue in two acts was conceived by Paul Gilger.

Performances will be held Friday through Saturday, July 12-13 at 7:30 p.m., then Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Elizabeth Daigle at (860) 563-3471 or rhtheatre@ cox.net or Cathy Sylvester at

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Gas tax hike expected to raise price of consumer goods By SCOTT WHIPPLE STAFF WRITER

DECLINE IN HOLIDAY TRAVEL AAA estimates that 1.76 million people from Connecticut and the five other New England states will travel at least 50 miles from home by car for the five-day Fourth of July travel period — Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7. This represents a 0.9 percent decline from last year. Kupec attributes the decline to a shorter holiday period. (Independence Day fell on a Wednesday last year, making for a six-day travel period.) Kupec added that the AAA doesn’t expect the increase in the Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax to impact the number of Fourth of July auto travelers. The average New England auto traveler is expected to travel 546 miles round-trip for the holiday period. The tax increase would add less than a dollar to fuel costs for that average trip (based on a fuel economy of 22.5 miles a gallon and assuming the gas is bought in Connecticut).

Chris Herb, president of Cromwell-based Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, says the increase in the gasoline tax and the diesel tax will affect every consumer and industry in the state. The gasoline tax increase alone will take $60 million out of the pockets of consumers, Herb said.

Based on Thursday’s wholesale price, the increase would add nearly four cents to the cost of a gallon of gasoline.

This means less to spend on a summer vacation, less to save for a college education and less for retirement savings. Higher fuel taxes mean that products will cost more so retailers can recover higher fuel costs. Herb says this is the fourth increase in the GET since 2005. The public was told that the tax would fund an environmental cleanup program and transportation projects, he said.

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Since that promise was made, the state discontinued the environmental cleanup program it was supposed to fund and transportation projects are seeing less of this tax revenue than in past years. “Until the federal government can figure out a way to reign in rampant speculation and state government decides to do something about their addiction to gas tax revenue, I am not optimistic about relief at the pump,” Herb said. Michael Fox, executive director of the Gasoline & Automotive Services Dealers of America, Greenwich, agreed with Herb about the original purpose of GET. “The GET Tax was originally put into place to fund the Connecticut Underground Clean Up Fund.” Fox said. “Now Gov. [Dannel] Malloy has disbanded the board in favor of paid state employees and canceled the program but kept the tax.” The tax raises more than $350 million a year which goes into the general fund, he said. Gasoline prices may also be affected by another change coming in the fall, Fox noted. By Oct. 1, gas stations will be required to obtain insurance, leaving the possibility that half the stations in the

state would be forced to close or raise retail prices to cover additional costs. “That is the real issue facing consumers,” Fox said. The gas tax increase will have no effect on the price of home heating oil, according to energy experts. Scott Whipple can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 319 or swhipple@centralctcommunications. com.

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Concerned about rising food prices at the supermarket? Get out your worry beads. As of Monday, an increase in prices at the pumps may — judging by previous gas price hikes — drive food, restaurant and trucking prices even higher. Connecticut motorists have been paying about 47 cents a gallon in state taxes on gasoline. On July 1, because of a hike in a little-known state tax, they’ll be paying approximately four cents more, roughly 51 cents in state taxes per gallon. Connecticut drivers pay two state taxes on gasoline: the 25 cents-a-gallon excise tax and the Petroleum Products Gross Receipts tax, which is based on the wholesale price of gasoline. The latter isn’t a set cents-per-gallon amount — it fluctuates according to the wholesale price. The wholesale price of gasoline may vary from day to day, depending on market fluctuations. The petroleum products gross receipts tax is scheduled to increase from 7 percent to 8.1 percent Monday. Based on Thursday’s wholesale price, the increase would add nearly four cents to the cost of a gallon of gasoline. Right now this wholesale tax costs drivers 22 cents a gallon. On Monday it will rise to approximately 26 cents a gallon. Aaron Kupec, spokesman for the local AAA, says Connecticut may have the highest gasoline taxes in the country. “Connecticut already has the highest diesel fuel tax in the country, and it will increase another 3.7 cents to 54.9 cents per gallon on Monday,” he said. This is expected to increase trucking and transportation costs, causing a ripple effect that will increase consumer costs on everything from groceries and clothing, to construction and other goods and services. Based on current prices, AAA estimates the increase in the petroleum gross receipts tax — also called the gross earnings tax (GET) — will add $25 a year to the typical Connecticut motorist’s fuel bill (this is based on someone who drives 15,000 miles annually and gets an average of 22.5 miles per gallon).


Towns discuss plans in case of natural disasters By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

individual meetings in each of these municipalities, officials broke the outreach process into subregional groups. “What we hope to accomplish is to have the townspeople come to these meetings so we can explain to them the process and more importantly what their towns have identified as hazard mitigation actions,” Perkins continued. Representatives from each of the communities were present Tuesday, including Wethersfield Emergency Management Director Mike Turner and Rocky Hill Economic Development Director Ray Carpentino. Over the last few years both have worked on items addressed in the existing plan. “I think our major focus is on winter storms, hurricanes and tropical storms that produce some localized flooding,” explained Carpentino, who was appointed to coordinating the town’s mitigation plans with emergency personnel. “One thing we’re working on now is to update our generator at the police station, which also serves as our emergency operations center,” he added. “It’s over 20 years old, which is the life span of a generator these days.” They are also working on improving coordination with the State Department of Transportation, particularly in response to clearing state and town roads. Those who were not able to attend Tuesday’s meeting but would like to make suggestions or learn more about the update of CRCOG’s Disaster Mitigation Plan can visit http://www.crcog. org/community_dev/current_p_ fema.html.

What can be done to prevent natural disasters from turning into catastrophes? That’s the question Wethersfield and Rocky Hill residents and officials mulled over Tuesday evening at a regional meeting hosted by the Capitol Region Council of Governments. The purpose of the evening was to inform and gather ideas from the public on updating the Capitol Region Pre-Disaster Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, which was last revised and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency five years ago. Because it is due to expire this September, CRCOG officials are amidst a thorough rewrite process with the help of a $300,000 planning grant from FEMA. Tuesday night’s joint public outreach effort was open to people from the towns of Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, West Hartford and Bloomfield — where it was held. “It’s a plan that identifies through a risk analysis those areas that can be addressed prior to a natural hazard happening,” explained CRCOG representative Bill Perkins, one of the meeting’s facilitators. While this recent grant was simply designated for the plan’s revision process, there are more funding opportunities available for specific mitigation actions. But to have a better chance at receiving these grants, towns have to have disaster preparedness plans in place. The current hazard mitigation plan outlines challenges, goals and recommendations specific to Erica Schmitt can be reached at each of the 30 towns CRCOG (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or esrepresents. Instead of hosting 30 chmitt@newbritainherald.com.

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Gov. Malloy vetoes ATV bill

HARTFORD (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Tuesday that environmental conservation groups feared could allow all-terrain vehicles on state-owned lands across Connecticut. The Democrat acknowledged in his veto message that ATVs bring “greater potential for degradation or destruction of our unique and delicate natural resources” and any new legislation should be thoughtful and carefully balanced. “I urge those interested in changing policies concerning ATV usage on state land to work together with DEEP (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) and other stakeholders to craft a more thoughtful legislative proposal that would support the creation of sustainable ATV trails,” Malloy said. Various groups, including the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and the Connecticut Audubon Society, had urged Malloy to veto the bill, which was changed in the final hours of the legislative session that ended June 5. The new version of the bill required DEEP to carry out an ATV policy for state lands the agency adopted in 2002 but never implemented. “The policy has become obsolete and could easily lead to habitat damage on important conservation lands,” Connecticut Audubon Society said in a recent email to about 9,000 people, mostly members, asking them to contact Malloy and encourage him to veto the bill. The old, 27-page policy from 2002 allowed

groups representing ATV enthusiasts to submit proposals for access on state-managed lands or elsewhere “that would be compatible with natural resource protection and use of a site by others.” But so far, no formal plans have been submitted that meet DEEP’s standards, which cover such topics as suitable places for parking and protecting areas considered environmentally or historically sensitive. Without any acceptable plan, it is illegal to operate an ATV on state land. Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, said he agreed to offer the revised bill as a courtesy to his colleagues. He said he was surprised it later cleared the House of Representatives, but not surprised by Malloy’s veto. He said he realizes there is strong opposition from environmentalists to the use of ATVs on state lands and elsewhere. But Maynard said that there’s been a statute on the books since 2002 requiring DEEP to accommodate the ATV users. “Let’s finally, at long last, get this issue resolved,” he said. Malloy said he hopes lawmakers resurrect another part of the vetoed bill regarding the certification of transporters of household goods. It would have limited the role that existing companies play in decisions about whether to allow new competition.

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Even without fireworks, July 4th weekend offers much to do in town By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

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performing at Lucky Lou’s Bar & Grill at 222 Main St. Friday at 7 p.m. Mike Casey Jazz is set to perform Saturday night, same time. For those who have never been to the charming Old Wethersfield tavern, Lucky Lou’s offers comfort food with a twist, featuring a variety of creative pasta, burgers, fresh seafood and salads, along with artisan AP wines, specialty is plenty to do and see this holiday weekend around Wethersfield. Town pools are open from 1 to 5 p.m. Fricocktails and a There day through Sunday. There is a non-contact, co-ed rugby game at Mill Woods Field Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. selection of craft There is also live music, food, shopping and cultural events to suit nearly anyone’s needs. beers. If storms don’t drench the holiday weekend take a stroll through the village, as most of the shops and restaurants in the vicinity of Main Street will stay open Saturday. We so often hear our new Or get a residents say that the nicest healthy dose part of living at Cedar Mountain of culture at Commons is sharing each area museums. day with good friends. They The Hurlbuttalk about carefree living with Dunham House, along with the great activities and fine dining. We t h e r s f i e l d And,their families enjoy peace Museum inside the Keeney of mind. If you’ve been thinking Cultural Center, will both be open about retirement living, learn Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. why Cedar Mountain Commons and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. In addition, the Webb Deane Stevens is considered one of the Museums will be open Saturday, nations’ premier rental continuum of care communities. Visit and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are within discover good friends. Discover the difference. walking distance of each other. Although Wethersfield doesn’t have its own official July 4 fireworks show, the city of Hartford Attend our OPEN HOUSE Sunday, August 25th from 10am-2pm! is just over the town line and Or, for more information about our community, please call the Annual Riverfest kicks off Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Katie Mauriello at 860-665-7901 Mortensen River Front Plaza. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Cedar Mountain Commons offers independent and assisted living apartments with So when people return to work priority access to long term and rehabilitation care at Jefferson House. And, we are next week bragging about all the a part of Hartford Hospital, providing the highest quality of health care for over 150 July 4th fun they had out-of-town, years. those who didn’t go anywhere still might have their own memories to share. CedarMountainCommons.org

Not everyone is lucky enough to be buzzing off to family picnics or the shoreline for all-American holiday festivities, so for those who are staying in Wethersfield this weekend, what fun is to be had? Well, town businesses — including the Town Hall and the library — shut down Thursday and Friday in observance of Independence Day. But that doesn’t mean the town pools won’t be open and if the sunshine peeks out, they might be a fun place to head to. Mill Woods Pool, located off of Prospect Street in Mill Woods Park, as well as Willard Pool on Greenfield Street will both be open for their regular weekend hours for recreational swimming this Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Family swimming time at Willard Pool will be held from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and admission is $3 for adults, $1 for kids. Before cooling off check out a flag rugby game at Montanaro Field, located inside Mill Woods Park on Saturday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Rugby is the world’s newest event in the Summer Olympics, and Wethersfield Parks and Recreation organizes a non-contact, co-ed version that’s fun for all. To register, contact Parks & Recreation at (860) 721-2890 or just show up to watch from the sidelines. Night owls who enjoy live music, food and drinks have something to look forward to as Erica Schmitt can be reached at well. Indie-American folk singer (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or and songwriter Jen Lowe will be eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.

Although Wethersfield doesn’t have its own official July 4 fireworks show, the city of Hartford is just over the town line and the Annual Riverfest kicks off Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Mortensen River Front Plaza. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

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something about this situation.” So Kossakoski garnered the support of some friends — four architects, one engineer, three doctors, two teachers and three lawyers. The group has pooled their money and resources and are working to locate a parcel of land to build the school, which would serve kids ages six through 17. Plans call for community gardens where children can cultivate food, along with vocational programs in trades like plumbing and painting. “It would be a place where they could study and live at the same time,” she says. The majority of the 30 or so homeless children she’s hoping to help are Haitian boys who were displaced after the earthquake that devastated their country in 2010. “Most people over there will tell you it’s the government’s job – this is a social problem, excuses, excuses,” she says. “I say, don’t ask what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Zero Children on the Street will likely gain its non-profit status by August, hopes Kossokoski,

Rocky Hill business owner, Gabriela Kossakoski, a native of the Dominican Republic, has started a non-profit group to build a school and provide other forms of support for poor and homeless kids in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Kossakoski, below, toasts the work that she and other volunteers have accomplished.

who is also collecting clothing and hygiene products to send to the kids. If you’d like to get involved with the foundation or to learn more, call Gabriela at (860) 285-8448. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.

Dispatchers honored for role in Newtown response By MICHAEL MELIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

HARTFORD — From the first call from inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, the severity of the attack was immediately clear to dispatcher Robert Nute. The person on the other end of the line was a woman Nute has known for 30 years, but it hardly sounded like her. “There was no question in my mind,” Nute said. “The woman I was speaking with, I could tell the difference in her voice.” As shots rang out from the gunman’s semi-automatic rifle, the dispatchers sent police racing to the school and worked to keep panicked callers on the line. Within a few minutes, the rampage was over, with 20 children and six women killed before the gunman committed suicide as

police arrived at the school. The staff at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center has won praise from officials and colleagues around the country for their work that day. Six months after the Dec. 14 massacre, the center director said the staff has been lifted by the outpouring of support as the dispatchers recover emotionally, along with the community that still peppers them with calls over anything out of the ordinary. After losing contact with the woman who first called, Nute feared she had been killed, but he learned she survived. “It was six minutes, maybe eight, and that part of it was over,” he said. “My partner and I did exactly what we were supposed to do under those circumstances. Only then do you allow that personal impact to take over.”


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HARTFORD — Parts of Connecticut’s law addressing the Newtown school massacre, including the creation of new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition, took effect Monday. Also with the beginning of the new fiscal year, up to 100 people with mental illness who are involved in the state’s probate court system begin receiving case management and care coordination from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

And people who’ve been involuntarily committed in a psychiatric facility have a longer waiting period for a gun permit. In addition, $1 million will be appropriated to fund the statewide firearms trafficking task force, which is charged with enforcing Connecticut’s gun possession and trafficking laws. The wide-ranging legislation was a major highlight of the legislative session that wrapped up June 5. Lawmakers focused on gun control, school safety and mental health in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting

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The following students graduated from the University of New Haven in May: Brian Bertrand of Rocky Hill received a B.S. in Criminal Justice; Ashley Cartelli of Rocky Hill received a B.S. in Criminal Justice; Roger Martin of Wethersfield received a B.S. in Fire Science; Christina Pace of Wethersfield received a B.S. in Criminal Justice. The University of Hartford has announced the following local students have been named to the Dean’s List for spring. Cameron DaSilva of Rocky Hill; Humairaa Bhura of Rocky Hill; David Fiore of Rocky Hill; Dominick Lauria of Rocky Hill; Matthew Dwonszyk of Rocky Hill; Kristen Lauria of Rocky Hill; Jonathan Gil of Rocky Hill; Allison Murphy of Rocky Hill; Lindsay Gagnon of Wethersfield; Joshua Vieira of Wethersfield; Julia Cassarino of Wethersfield; Nathan Hollings of Wethersfield; Amanda Maskell of Wethersfield; Scott Roberts Jr. of Wethersfield; Tania Inturrisi of Wethersfield; Alexander Tremblay of Wethersfield; Benjamin Scanlan of Wethersfield; Diana Frazao of Wethersfield; Adam Stankiewicz of Wethersfield; Tashya Krom of Wethersfield; Christina Dolgoruck of Wethersfield; Roberta Giel of Wethersfield. A couple console each other outside the fence that surrounds Prescott Fire Station 7, home to the unit. People have been coming to the station to try to make sense of something that is senseless: the death of a crew of firefighters routinely referred to as “elite.”

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HARTFORD (AP) — The Aetna Foundation announced today a $50,000 contribution to the Prescott Firefighter’s Charities to support the families of the courageous firefighters taken by the devastating wildfire burning in Arizona. Aetna also is coordinating with the local community to send grief counselors to the area. The company has opened its support lines to the public for those who need help coping with the tragedy. Aetna previously announced efforts to support its members who may have evacuated from the area of the fires and need assistance. The Aetna Foundation will match Aetna employee contributions to the Prescott Firefighter’s Charities, the 100 Club of Arizona and the American Red Cross, among other eligible charities. Aetna’s Volunteer Council employees already have been assisting with relief efforts for the affected communities. “We’re deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the wildfire in Arizona,” said Mark T. Bertolini, chairman, CEO and president of Aetna and chairman of the Aetna Foundation.

“We honor our fallen heroes and want to help take care of their families. Our teams are ready to assist the people in the communities affected by these tragic events with the counseling and support they need.” Aetna’s behavioral health counseling professionals have experience dealing with traumatic events and are available 24/7 for telephone consultations, referrals or general information for areas affected by a disaster, such as available shelters and government resources. The number to call is 1-888-AETNA-EAP (1-888-238-6232). College students may wish to call the Student Assistance Program at 1-877-351-7889. About the Aetna Foundation The Aetna Foundation, Inc. is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed more than $427 million in grants and sponsorships, including $14.6 million awarded in 2012. As a national health foundation, we promote wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone. 

The following students graduated from the University of New Haven May 19: Maria McKinley of Wethersfield received a Masters in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology; Lesa Moemeka of Rocky Hill received a Masters in Cellular and Molecular Biology; Mark Doyle of Wethersfield received a Masters in Education. Sarah Boison of Rocky Hill earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Resources from Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. Local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter 2013. Local residents include: Betsy Delciampo of Wethersfield; Alyssa Drennen of Wethersfield; Lindsay Reyna of Rocky Hill. The following residents have been named to the Lasell College Dean’s List: Kristiana Litts of Wethersfield, a member of the Class of 2014, is majoring in IDS Elementary Education. Fiona O’Hagan of Wethersfield, a member of the Class of 2016, is majoring in Fashion Design and Production; Brittany Turgeon of Wethersfield, a member of the Class of 2013, is majoring in Fashion and Retail Merchandising. The following local residents graduated from Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. Wethersfield resident James Hodges earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree; Rocky Hill resident Laura Pulcini earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. The following area students recently achieved high honors or honors for the spring term at the Loomis Chaffee School: Purven Parikh, a senior from Wethersfield, achieved High Honor Roll; Dionna Rivers, a senior from Rocky Hill, achieved High Honor Roll; Kelsey Duffy, a sophomore from Wethersfield, achieved Honor Roll; Gregory Jarnutowski, a junior from Rocky Hill, achieved Honor Roll; Dale Reese, a senior from Rocky Hill, achieved Honor Roll; Paul Yoon, a sophomore from Wethersfield ,achieved Honor Roll.

WETHERSFIELD EVENTS CALENDAR CONTESTANTS SOUGHT FOR MISS POLONIA CT 2014 PAGEANT: Contestants are sought for the Miss Polonia CT 2014 Pageant. All woman ages 17 to 27 of Polish descent are encouraged to register at www.misspoloniact. org or in person at the MPCT Office in Plainville. Appointments can be made by calling Bogusia or John Gladysz, state coordinators at (860) 883-2277 or email short bio with a recent photograph (headshot) to misspoloniact@ gmail.com. The pageant will take place Oct. 12 in Hartford. The winner will represent the state of Connecticut at

the Finals Miss Polonia USA in New York City. FREE DENTAL CLEANING CLINIC FOR ADULTS AGE 60 AND OLDER: With funding from the North Central Area Agency on Aging, The Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) in collaboration with Apple Rehab of Rocky Hill, will offer two FREE dental cleaning clinics July 10 and 11, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. each day at Apple Rehab, 45 Elm St., Rocky Hill. All patients registering must reside in the following towns: Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill,

and Wethersfield. Donations are graciously accepted. There is a limit of five patients per day so please reserve your spot by calling Hilary Norcia at (860) 665-8571. FOURTH ANNUAL MIKEY’S PLACE SUMMERFEST! The Fourth Annual Mikey’s Place Summerfest will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at Cove Park, by the DMV. (In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the William Pitkin Community Center, Greenfield Street.). SteveSongs is joining the Summerfest this year. Bring the

whole family for a fun event. Come out and see local musical talent put on a benefit show this summer! On July 13 a local concert to benefit Mikey’s Place, the wheelchair accessible playground built in honor and memory of Michael J. Daversa, will take place. Bring your family and friends out for an afternoon/ evening of music and relaxation. Various types of music will be played by: Take Two, American Orpheus, Justin Venezuela, Marie Godart and Ben Darius, Coo Coo Wiseman, Laces Out, SteveSongs, Little Ugly. Whether its rock, acoustic, jazz or just plain jammin’

out with Steve Roslonek, you won’t be disappointed! The concert is within walking distance of Mikey’s Place so bring the kids along to enjoy the park as well. Put out a blanket, bring a picnic basket and enjoy the show. Concessions will also be available throughout the event. Suggested donations (will be collected that evening): Adults: $8; children/students/seniors: $5 (Kids 5 and under are free with an adult!) Questions? ddavfamily@cox.net

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MS SUPPORT GROUP: The Newington MS Support Group meets at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., from noon to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. There are more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple

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WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY CALENDAR ART EXHIBIT: Pencil on paper and watercolors by Wethersfield resident and UConn student Zachary Weinberg are currently on display at the Wethersfield Library. Included in the exhibit are watercolor paintings of flowers and pencil on paper surrealistic self-portraits. Weinberg is majoring in Computer Science, but hopes to use his artistic talent in a future career. For information and directions to the Library, visit www.wethersfieldlibrary. org or call (860) 257-2811.

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‘FOOD FOR FINES’: Wethersfield library users will be able to pay off their overdue fines this summer by bringing in nonperishable 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.

TEEN SUMMER READING: Teens! Explore new worlds, find hidden treasures, discover extraordinary lives, and express yourself through summer reading! Sign up online for the 2013 Wethersfield Library Teen Summer Reading Program “Beneath the Surface.” To register go to www.wethersfieldlibrary.org, click on the ‘Teens’ tab, click on the ‘Beneath The Surface’ logo, click on ‘Sign Me Up’ then fill in your information and click ‘save’. Log Your Books between through Aug. 19. Once you have finished reading a book or listening to an audiobook, click on ‘Add Review/View Log.’ Enter the book information and a couple of sentences about the book. That’s it! You will be automatically eligible for a weekly prize drawing. Each book you read and record earns you a chance to win a $10 gift card for iTunes. Once you read and record three books, you will be entered into the grand prize raffle, a $25 gift card to Best Buy! Read and record three more — earn another chance at the grand prize raffle. Three more — another chance! Earn as many chances as you can. No need to be present to win. Questions? Call Information Services at (860) 257-2811 or email library@wethersfieldlibrary.org.

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM: “Grounded in Reading,” Wethersfield Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program is an exciting program for people ages 18 years and older. The Adult program will run concurrently with the children’s program, “Dig Into Reading” and the teen program “Beneath the Surface.” Like last year, you can post reviews of books online and be eligible for prizes. This year you will also be able to comment on reviews by other readers. And, if you like, you can post your summer reading activity on your Facebook page. We hope you will participate in the “Grounded in Reading” program for adults this summer. You can set up your online account any time. To participate, go to http://www. wethersfieldlibrary.org. Click on “Adult Summer Reading.” This takes you to the instructions page, where you can click on the link to the Library Summer Reading site. Once there, click on the Grounded in Reading (Adults) tab on the far right. The first time you visit this page, click on Sign Me Up. After that, you will log in with your user name and password using the Login button. You can begin entering book reviews now. You will need the title and author of the book you are reviewing. If you enter the ISBN (the long number on the back of most books), you will see the book cover along with your review. The program will end Sunday, Aug. 18. To win awards and prizes: Enter three book reviews to be eligible for the first reader’s award. Enter three more reviews and you will be eligible for the second reader’s award. Awards will be available as long as supplies last. Beginning July 1st, random drawings will be held each week

SECOND SATURDAY CINEMA AT WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY: Second Saturday Cinema at Wethersfield Library meets July 13 for a 1:30 p.m. showing of Robert Stevenson’s 1943 film “Jane Eyre,” starring Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles and Margaret O’Brien. After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter. 97 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) 2572811, or visit the library. JULY COMPUTER CLASSES: The library is offering two computer classes Monday, July 15. “Introduction to Photo Editing” meets at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using a photo editing program. There are some basic techniques that can be used to improve all your photographs. We use Photoshop Elements. The techniques can be used with most photo editing programs. At 7 p.m. “Introduction to Excel

(2010)” will meet. Learn the basics of a spreadsheet program. You will be taught how to enter data and format cells. Basic information on formulas and formatting will be taught. Two more classes will be offered on Wednesday, July 17. “Buying a New Computer” meets at 1:30 p.m. Learn what you need to know when shopping for a new computer. You will learn about megabytes, gigabytes, RAM and more. “All You Need to Know About Email” meets at 3:00 p.m. Learn how to send, reply and forward email. Also learn about receiving and sending attachments. You do not need to own a computer to have an email account. These classes are conducted in a lecture format. Registration is suggested. You may register in person at the library or by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811. You may also email registrations to library@wethersfieldlibrary.org. TUESDAY NIGHT MOVIE: Join us Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the library for a free showing of “Life of Pi” starring Suraj Sharma, Irfan Khan and Adil Hussain. Directed by Ang Lee. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout and some scary action sequences and peril. (127 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 at (860) 257-2811, or visit the library. CHILDREN’S EVENTS 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. 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.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm. 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, July 11 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 or www. wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm. 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 www. wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm. CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING SPECIAL PROGRAM: As part of the Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading” the Library will offer “Compost Stew,” a special program for children ages 5-8 Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. Get your hands dirty exploring soil and making seed bombs for your garden. Learn all about compost and soil. 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 www. wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm. 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 or visit the library or www.wethersfieldlibrary. org/kids.htm. CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING SPECIAL PROGRAM: As part of the Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading” the

Wethersfield Board of Education and the library will offer “Reading Rocks — Midsummer Night’s Read & Rock,” a reading celebration for Wethersfield school students and their families. Perform the special “Reading Rocks” dance with Steve Roslonek which will be videotaped. Practice the moves at http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=kXxEkyUbs9c. Bring a picnic dinner, a book to read and gently used books to swap for “new to you” books. Children entering third grade please come dressed as your favorite book character. “Reading Rocks” will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 outdoors at the Pitkin Community Center near the basketball courts, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, “Reading Rocks” will be held in the Community Center’s Banquet Room and tickets will be required due to limited space. 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 www. wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm. 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 www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm. CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING SPECIAL PROGRAM: As part of the Wethersfield Library Children’s 2013 Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading,” the Library will host an afternoon juggling show for all ages with “Jester Jim.” With nothing more than a trunk full of props, Jester Jim will have you cracking up in your seat. Juggling, balancing and beat-boxing, this show is packed with fun and excitement. Jester Jim meets Friday, July 19, at 2 p.m. 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 www.wethersfieldlibrary. org/kids.htm. 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, Dropin 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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