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gets OK
State law will allow
Cheshire to chase
what it says it’s owed
By Jeff Gebeau
Record-Journal correspondent
Debbie Hajjar’s second-grade class works on a garden bed in the community garden at Highland School in Wallingford on Wednesday.
Created in 2012, the school took over maintaining the garden this year.
| Eric Vo / Record-Journal
Garden provides important lessons
By Eric Vo
Record-Journal staff
WALLINGFORD — As a class
of second-grade students stood
around a garden bed at Highland
School Wednesday morning, their
eyes were fixated on the chives
growing out of the soil. Paraprofessional Dori Mainella asked the
students to pick a strand of the
herb and to smell it.
“It smells like an onion!”
shouted one child, while others
made disgusted-looking faces after smelling it.
The students, part of Debbie
Hajjar’s class, were planting a variety of herbs, vegetable plants
and flowers in the school’s community garden.
As each student had the opportunity to plant something, they
also learned about the different
plants, herbs and flowers growing in the garden.
It was a scene teachers and administrators thought might not
happen because the person who
started the garden, Food Services
Director Sharlene Wong, became
too busy to continue with the
The garden, formerly a tennis
court, was created in 2012 and features 24 garden beds. Each class
at Highland has its own space to
plant and maintain. While students and teachers work on the
garden beds during the school
year, volunteers from the community maintain it during the
“There’s just so many things
on my plate right now,” Wong
said Wednesday. “... I don’t have
the manpower to help me do any
of this.”
Wong was worried the garden
would be “barren” and was glad
to see students and staff taking
“We put the basic foundation
in — the shed, the watering system — the foundation was there
for the garden,” Wong said. “It’s
nice they’re able to take the lead
this year.”
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See Pursuit / Page C3
to serve
By Farrah Duffany
Record-Journal staff
are more than compensated for with
deposits — is roundly criticized.
Rep. Tony Guerrera, co-chairman
of the Transportation Committee,
said previous governors and legislative leaders have transferred
money from the transportation fund
to compensate for reduced tax revenue in the recession and other reasons. “I can’t argue with the critics
on that,” he said.
A move to amend the state Constitution to make the transportation
fund a lockbox that can be breached
only by a two-thirds vote in the legislature has failed to advance because state officials believe the
problem doesn’t warrant changing
soon-to-be high school graduates were honored by town and
school officials, local veterans,
their families and members of
the community Wednesday afternoon for their choice to enlist in
the military.
One by one each of the students
walked to the front of the Public
Assembly Room at the Municipal Center to receive a red, white,
and blue cord given by Southington High School Principal Martin
Semmel and Assistant Principal
Richard Terino.
The cords will be worn at graduation on June 19. The recognition
was established by former Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. and
the town’s Veterans Committee
last year.
Tuesday was the second annual
Military Luncheon where the
graduating seniors entering the
service were celebrated by the
With 20 years of experience in
the Army, Town Manager Garry
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Top: Olivia D’errico, a second-grade student at Highland School, smells an onion plant growing in the
community garden. Above: Andrew Dowling, a second-grader, plants a flower.
| Eric Vo / Record-Journal
Transit funding political battle in Connecticut
By Stephen Singer
Associated Press
HARTFORD — A broken railroad
bridge in Connecticut that snarled
the commutes for hundreds of thousands twice in eight days recently
has become the latest flashpoint in
a political fight over transportation
The practice by lawmakers and
previous governors to use the transportation fund — and other dedicated funds such as those for energy
conservation and other initiatives
— as piggy banks producing easy
sources of money has drawn fire
from advocates and special interest
groups for years.
State Sen. Toni Boucher, the rank-
CHESHIRE — A new state
law will enable the town to pursue more than $1.4 million it says
the Department of Correction
owes in unpaid sewer bills for the
Cheshire Correctional Institution
and the nearby John R. Manson
Youth Institution.
In 2011, the town learned that
a malfunctioning meter had been
underreporting the amount of
wastewater flowing out of the detention centers since 2003, determining that the state owed
an extra $1,633,607 for the volume discharged in those years.
The correction department paid
$180,000 for properly recorded
water use at the facilities in 2011,
but has declined to compensate
Cheshire for the prior years in
which it was under billed.
“They acknowledged that the
meter was malfunctioning and accepted the methodology that we
used, but refused to pay for the
previous eight years,” said Town
Manager Michael A. Milone. He
said the department was initially
willing to meet with town officials
about the issue, but broke off discussions after Cheshire filed suit.
Under state law, claims against
the state can’t be brought before
the state Claims Commissioner
if more than one year has passed
since the event that triggered
them— unless the General Assembly determines that authorizing
the claim is “just and equitable”
and “is supported by compelling equitable circumstances and
would serve a public purpose.” If
a claim meets the conditions, the
body must enact special legislation to let it go forward.
Last month, the legislature
passed a bill allowing Cheshire to
present its case to Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., notwithstanding the lapsed time
limit. It was co-sponsored by
members of Cheshire’s legislative delegation, representatives
Al Adinolfi, R-Cheshire, Mary G.
Fritz, D-Wallingford, and Lezlye
Zupkus, R-Prospect, and senators
Dante Bartolomeo, D-Meriden,
and Joe Markley, R-Southington,
as well as representatives Hilda
Santiago, D-Meriden, and Rep.
ing Republican senator on the legislature’s Transportation Committee,
accused Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration this week of transferring $184 million from the special
transportation fund since the Democrat took office in 2011.
Following a meeting with Metro-North officials on Monday about
the broken Norwalk bridge, Malloy
was asked if he would promise that
the practice of such transfers would
“It doesn’t happen,” Malloy said.
The governor’s office on Wednesday provided financial data showing that since Malloy took office in
January 2011, his administration removed $76.5 million from the transportation fund in 2014. However, it
deposited nearly $381 million the
same year. Data show Malloy has
steadily increased funding from gas
tax revenue, from $10.5 million in
2004 to $379 million this year.
“Connecticut has put more money
into transportation,” Malloy said,
though he added that “accounting
adjustments” track revenue into and
out of the fund.
The fund is generated by the 25
cent-a-gallon gas tax, an 8.1 percent
petroleum products gross earnings
tax and motor vehicle fees.
In an election year and at a time
when Metro-North has had several
failures in the past year and highway
and bridge fixes can cost billions of
dollars, dipping into the transportation fund — even if withdrawals
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Aubrey, Edward J.
Charlton, Malcolm Fisk II
Angelillo, Joseph Michael
Popovich, Helen
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Edward J. Aubrey
DURHAM — Edward J. Aubrey, 77,
of Durham passed
early Saturday, May 31,
2014, with his wife Karen (
Verch) at his side.
Ed was born in the Bronx
on Sept. 15, 1936. He was
predeceased by his parents, Edward and Agnes (
Towart) Aubrey Sr.; along
with his oldest brother, Joseph Scheibler. He married
Karen, the love of his life
on Nov. 17, 1962. Together they have three children, Ken Aubrey, of Wallingford, Steven Aubrey,
of Middletown and Kathy
Aubrey-Bergonzi, of Yalesville. Also missing him so,
are his three grandchildren,
Brittany Aubrey, of Vermont, Michaela Brajczewski, of Yalesville, Zachary
Brajczewski EMFR U.S.
Navy; and his great-grandson, Cameron Russell, of
Vermont. Ed is also survived by his twin brother,
Donald Aubrey. Along with
several nieces and nephews. Ed proudly served his
country in the U.S. Navy
Reserves from 1953 to
1961. While raising his family in Durham, Ed served as
a member of the Durham
Volunteer Fire Department,
retiring as an Honorary Life
Time Member. While we
all know Ed loved his Hot
Rods; during his retirement
his passion switched to
boating. Many Summers
have passed with warm
memories of family and
friends on the Connecticut
River and across Long Island Sound. Out of all his
“toys” his 1952 Old Town
Square Stern Canoe was
his pride and joy. It was refinished by him meticulous
love and care.
Friends may join Family in a Celebration of Ed’s
Life on Sunday, June 22, at
2 p.m. at the Durham Volunteer Firehouse on Main
Street, Durham. In Lieu of
flowers donations may be
made to the Durham Volunteer Fire Department.
Malcolm Fisk
Charlton II
MERIDEN — Mickey was
born in Augusta, Maine, son
of Esther Spencer and the
late Malcolm
Fisk Charlton.
On Monday, June 9,
2014, Mickey
passed away
peacefully at
his home. He
was 51 years
old. He was very passionate about many things, including his love for the Boston Red Sox, The Pittsburg
Steelers and Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Mickey leaves behind
his siblings, Allen “Joedy”,
Gregg, Ricky, Vicki, Tina,
Candy, Keri, Cindy; as well
as many nieces, nephews;
aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will have private services.
Former Ky. lawmaker
Glenn Freeman dies
CORBIN, Ky. — Glenn
Freeman, who served in both
the House and Senate representing residents of southeastern Kentucky, has died.
He was 80.
— Associated Press
Joseph Michael
— Joseph Michael
Angelillo, 91, of
passed away
on Wednesday, June 11,
2014, at The
Central CT,
New Britain.
born in the Planstville section of Southington on May
7, 1923, son of the late
Henry and Amelia (Panella)
Angelillo. He was a graduate of Lewis High School,
class of 1941, and a graduate of Hartford Accounting
School. He was a veteran
of World War II serving in
the U.S. Navy in the Pacific as crew chief of a U.S.
Naval Air Transport Squadron. Upon returning from
the service, he attended
Central Connecticut State
College receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1965, and
his master’s degree in education in 1968. He had
long and outstanding career with the State of Connecticut where he served
in many roles: He was a
teacher at E.C. Goodwin
Technical High School, an
assistant director of the
Manpower Training Program and later as an education consultant. Joe was
a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks; the Veterans of
Foreign Wars; the American Legion; the Improved
Order of Red Men and the
Knights of Columbus. He
was a past Exalted Ruler of the Elks and served
as Grand Knight of the
Knights of Columbus. Joe
was also a member of the
Vo-Ag Advisory Committee
and the director of both the
Reuben Thalberg Foundation and the Southington
Historical Society. In addition, Joe was past member
of the Southington High
School Building Committee and a past president of
the local chapter of UNICO
National. He has served on
the Parks and Recreation
Commission, the Southington Board of Education
and was a past Chairman
of the Republican Town
Committee. Joe was a
Frances B.
Dembiczak Morganti
WALLINGFORD — Funeral services for Frances Bernice
Dembiczak Morganti were held
Wednesday, June 11, from The
Wallingford Funeral Home, 809
N. Main St. Ext., at 9 a.m. and
in Most Holy Trinity Church at 10
a.m. The Rev. Thomas J. Walsh
celebrated the Mass of Christian
burial. Mr. Eugene C. Riotte was
Deacon. Interment was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Wallingford.
The pallbearers were: Michael
Morganti, Michael Myslak and
Chris Connelly.
Mrs. Morganti, 89, of Wallingford, died peacefully Saturday,
June 7, 2014, at her home with
her faithful husband Salvatore
Morganti of 69 years by her side.
communicant and active
volunteer for St. Thomas
Church where he served as
an usher for over 50 years.
He was an avid supporter
of the St. Thomas parish
school: sponsoring yearly
Pizza Parties and the annual Joseph Angelillo Golf
Tournament. He was honored as the recipient of the
school’s very first Father
McVerry award in 2007.
He was continuously involved with a multitude of
charitable and government
organizations throughout
his life. He firmly believed
that it was everyone’s responsibility to help his fellow man. In recognition of
his remarkable contributions to the Southington
community, he received
numerous awards and
commendations. He was
the recipient of the UNICO
63rd annual Gold Medal of
Honor award and his most
recent recognition was for
the Knights of Columbus
Citizen of the Year. He will
be sorely missed by his
family and throughout the
Southington Community.
He was predeceased by
a sister, Amelia (Angelillo)
Tyrrell and her husband,
Ernest Tyrrell; a brother,
Michael “Bobby” Angelillo;
a nephew-in-law, Charles
Krallinger; and dear friend,
Marilyn Sullivan.
He leaves one nephew,
Ron Tyrrell and his wife
Donna; and nieces, Ruth
Krallinger and Robin Platt;
two great-nephews and a
great-niece. He also leaves
his “adoptive” daughters,
Shaunna Fay and husband, Wayne, Susan Sheehan and husband, Patrick,
Spencer Fontenay and
husband, Sean and Sharlene Casey and husband,
William and their families.
The funeral will be held
Tuesday, June 16, 9:15
a.m. from the DellaVecchia
Funeral Home, 211 N. Main
St. to St. Thomas Church
at 10 a.m. for a Mass. Burial will be at St. Thomas
Cemetery. Calling hours
will be Monday, June 15,
from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of
flowers donations may be
made in his memory to St.
Thomas School Fund, 133
Bristol St., Southington, CT
06489. Visit www.dellavecchiafh.com for online tributes and directions.
WALLINGFORD — Helen Popovich, 93, of Wallingford, died on Friday,
2014, peacefully at her
17, 1921, a
daughter of
the late Stephen and Teresa Osse Popovich, Sr., she
was raised in Wallingford on
her parent’s farm. She was
employed by the Southern
New England Telephone
Company for over 40 years
as a phone operator and
later as head of the Cash
Department until her retirement. She was a member
of The Owenego Beach
Club in Branford and a parishioner of the Church of
the Resurrection. Helen
was a ray of sunshine. She
always had a smile on her
face and a funny story to
tell. She loved driving her
Cadillac, socializing with
friends at Dunkin Donuts,
going to Foxwoods, the
beach, and traveling. She
was a warm hearted, kind
and vivacious lady who will
truly be missed.
She is survived by three
nieces and five nephews, Karen Bense, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Michelle
Spencer, of Barkhamsted,
Patricia Gammerino, of
Mansfield, Dennis Popovich, of Huber Heights,
Ohio, George Popovich,
Jr., of Wallingford, Joseph
Popovich, of West Haven,
Paul Popovich, of Burlington, Stephen “Gary” Popovich III, of Harwinton, and
their families. She is also
survived by three very special and dear friends, Dottie Cewe, Mabel Charnysh
and Lenny Craft.
She was predeceased
by a sister and five brothers, Ann Popovich; George
Popovich, Sr., John Popovich, Sr., Joseph Popovich,
her twin, Paul Popovich,
Stephen Popovich, Jr., and
their spouses; and two
nephews, John Popovich,
Jr., and Robert Popovich.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on
Saturday, June 14, at 11
a.m. at the Church of the
Resurrection. There will
be no calling hours. Interment will follow at St. John
Cemetery in Wallingford. In
lieu of flowers, gifts in her
Death Notices memory may be sent to the
Church of the ResurrecGRENIER, Johanna, of Meriden, tion, 115 Pond Hill Road,
born on Dec. 19, 1920, died on Wallingford, CT 06492.
Sunday, June 8, 2014. The fuwww.wallingfordfh.com
neral will be held on Thursday,
June 12 (TODAY), at 10:15 a.m.
at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 11 a.m. at St. Colman Church in Middlefield for a
Mass of Christian burial. Burial
will be in Middlefield Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral
home Thursday, (TODAY) prior
to the service from 8:30 to 10:15
a.m. For online condolences,
please visit www.jferryfh.com.
Oscar-nominated actress
Martha Hyer dies at 89
By Russell Contreras
Ethel Keeny Rupp
HAMDEN — Funeral services
for Ethel Keeny Rupp were held
Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m.
in The Wallingford Funeral Home,
809 N. Main St. Ext. The Rev.
Dean O. Warburton officiated at
the service. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meriden.
The pallbearers were: Kenneth
McIntyre Sr., Kenneth McIntyre
Jr., Mark Tressel and Gil Rivera.
Mrs. Rupp, 67, of Hamden, died
Saturday, June 7, 2014, at The
Connecticut Hospice in Branford
with her loving family by her side.
She was the loving wife of David
R. Rupp.
Conductor Rafael
Fruehbeck dead at 80
MADRID — Rafael Fruehbeck de Burgos, one of
Spain’s most prestigious conductors who performed with
dozens of orchestras around
the world, has died from cancer. He was 80.
— Associated Press
Helen Popovich
Associated Press
Martha Hyer, an Oscar-nominated actress who starred
alongside the likes of Frank
Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, and later gained notoriety
for her extravagant lifestyle,
has died.
Hyer passed away May
31 in Santa Fe, New Mexico,
Raymond Lucero of Rivera
Funeral Home told The Associated Press. She was 89.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas,
the easygoing actress began her movie career with a
small role in the 1946 movie
“The Locket,” but she got her
big break in the 1954 comedy
“Sabrina,” starring Bogart
and Audrey Hepburn. In that
movie, she played the fiancée of a character played by
William Holden. Hyer would
later write in her memoir that
Bogart was helpful in scenes
with her. She reportedly once
turned down a date request
from a young Sen. John F.
Kennedy and began acquiring more high-profile roles
during the 1950s.
In 1951, Hyer married director C. Ray Stahl, who directed “The Scarlet Spear,”
which starred Hyer. The
marriage ended in divorce
three years later. She was
nominated for an Academy
Award as best supporting actress for her role in the 1958
“Some Came Running,” starring Sinatra, Dean Martin and
Shirley MacLaine. The movie
was based on a James Jones
novel and brought her critical acclaim for her role as a
schoolteacher being wooed
by writer and war veteran,
played by Sinatra. Hyer lost
the Oscar to Wendy Hiller for
her role in “Separate Tables.”
Hyer would later say that
loss devastated her.
After the Oscar nod, Hyer
would star in a number of
American and foreign films
that garnered little attention.
But she gain notice for her
expensive taste thanks to a
1959 Life magazine photo feature highlighting her Pissarro
painting and showing her getting a massage dressed only
in a towel.
Meriden Superior Court
MERIDEN — Judges Philip
Scarpellino preside.
Court disposition May 8:
Stephanie Cuascut, 24, last
known address 570 Broad St.,
second floor, third-degree assault, one year executed, suspended, two years conditional
discharge, consecutive, breach
of peace, nolled.
Youssef Felix Saez, 17, 74
Oak St., Apt. 2, traveling unreasonably fast, nolled, operating
unregistered motor vehicle, $50
fine, improper use of registration,
Mary Young, 26, 188 Geer
St., violation of probation, three
years executed, suspended, two
years conditional discharge.
Donna Lantieri, 56, 462 Parker
Ave. South, violation of probation, probation continued.
Keith Weaver, no age given,
no address given, speeding over
70 mph, $416 fine, failure to
carry license, $60 fine.
Anel Guruaig, no age given,
no address given, following too
closely, $192 fine.
John W. Burgess, no age
given, no address given, failure
to obey stop sign, $189 fine.
Nathan A. Martin, no age
given, no address given, failure
to obey traffic control signals,
$189 fine.
Dominic A. Standish, 46, 23 N.
Third St., second-degree breach
of peace, six months executed,
suspended, 18 months conditional discharge, third-degree
assault, nolled.
Debra Sherman-Godinez, no
age given, no address given,
failure to use child restraint, $35
fine, failure to use child seat belt,
$35 fine.
Joseph Kutniewski III, 38, 132
Stage Coach Lane, Newington,
failure to maintain a reasonable
distance, $50 fine.
David R. Cyr, 29, 102 Dorman
Road, Oxford, traveling fast, $50
Kevin M. Kristant, 29, 289 B
Old Toll Road, Madison, failure to
maintain a reasonable distance,
$35 fine.
John Flanagan, 51, 204 Parsonage Hill Road, Northford,
violation of all regulations under
14-298, $50 fine.
Rexhep Bilachie, 51, 67 Dallas
Ave., Plainville, speeding, $95
fine, passing on right, nolled.
Corey N. Johnson, 41, 241
Johnson Road, Hamden, failure
to maintain lane, $50 fine.
Justin E. Klebieka, 28, 45
Powers Road, Wallingford, failure to obey traffic control signal,
$70 fine.
Adelino F. Gomes, 23, 507
Roosevelt Drive, Apt. 1, Derby,
violation of all regulations under
14-298, $92 fine.
Chawn Battle no age given, no
address given, operating without
a license, $75 fine.
Ricky Cruz, 42, 40 S. Cherry
St., Apt. A37, Wallingford, failure
to obey stop sign, $129 fine.
Kristy L. Hayward, 34, 47
Webster St., following too
closely, $35 fine.
Douglas J. Hicks, 36, 647
Skokorat Road, Beacon Falls,
improper passing, $50 fine.
Alwyn K. Haynes, 51, 6 Amy
Drive, Windsor, speeding, $125
fine, failure to stop on right,
Avco Lai, 24, 50B Madeline
Ave., Clifton, N.J., speeding,
$150 fine.
Joseph B. Hopper, 22, 44
Spinning Wheel R Road, Trumbull, speeding, $299 fine, failure
to renew registration, nolled.
Michaela Bentley, 20, 1221
Washington St., Unit 2, Middletown, failure to grant right of way
at intersection, $50 fine.
Angela J. Grammatico, 20,
997 N. Farms Road, Wallingford,
operating motor vehicle while
using hand-held device, $50 fine.
Wisley E. Holmes, 36, 108
Bellevue St., failure to obey stop
sign, $50 fine, failure to renew
license, nolled.
Scott H. Dempsey, 28, 203
Murray St., cell phone violation,
$50 fine, operating unregistered
motor vehicle, nolled.
Jaisy Kurek, no age given, no
address given, failure to comply,
passing on right, $50 fine.
Anthony Delgado, 34, 172
Woodmont Drive, East Hartford,
traveling too fast for conditions,
$50 fine.
Artimidoro Lopez, 49, 36 Webster St., cell phone violation, $50
James Luna, 28, 607 Klondike Ave., Staten Island, N.Y.,
first-degree forgery, three years
executed, suspended after 120
days, three years conditional discharge sixth-degree larceny, 90
days (to serve), concurrent.
Court disposition May 9:
Wilfredo R. Traverso, 43, 25
North St., Wallingford, reckless driving, nolled, failure to
drive upon right nolled, evading responsibility, 120 days,
concurrent, operating under the
influence, two years executed,
suspended after 120 days, concurrent, two years probation,
operating unregistered motor
vehicle, nolled, failure to insure
private motor vehicle, nolled.
Roy Stone, 35, 165 James St.,
New Haven, assault on a public
safety officer, 10 years executed,
suspended after two years, five
years conditional discharge, assault on a public safety officer
(five counts), nolled.
Esther Badillo, 49, 52 Prospect St., Apt. 1N, disorderly
conduct, 90 days executed,
suspended, one year conditional
discharge, third-degree assault,
Ronald D. Rose, 43, 69 Westwood Knoll, Unit 418, criminal
trespass, fined $500, violation
of town ordinance $90 or less,
$50 fine.
Trevon D. Perkins, 22, 198 Newhall St., New Haven, evading
responsibility, nolled, failure to
obey stop sign, fined $75, operating unregistered motor vehicle,
nolled, operating without minimum insurance, nolled, operating without a license, nolled.
Craig Joseph Player, 30, 54
Stonycrest Drive, risk of injury
to a child, nolled, disorderly
conduct, nolled, third-degree
criminal mischief, six months
executed, suspended, 18
months conditional discharge
Francisco Aquilar, 29, 48
North St. second floor, reckless
endangerment, one year executed, suspended, two years
conditional discharge.
Jeanette Martinez, no age
given, no address given, operating unregistered motor vehicle,
$177 fine.
Terence W. Ames, 56, P.O.
Box 86, Marion, simple trespass,
$92 fine.
Jarai Ventura, no age given,
no address given, operating
without a license, $218 fine.
Scott L. Hayes, no age given,
no address given, violation of all
regulations under 14-298, $135
Christopher Francis, no age
given, no address given, failure
to drive in proper lane, $24 fine,
failure to carry license, $60 fine.
Luke Reynolds, 28, 293 W.
Todd St., Hamden, operating under suspension, nolled, operating without minimum insurance,
nolled, failure to have headlamps, $50 fine.
Celina M. Howard, 28, 24 Blue
Ridge Drive Waterbury speeding,
$50 fine.
Ashley A. Holly, 25, 840 First
Ave., Apt. F15, West Haven, improper use of registration, nolled,
operating unregistered motor vehicle, $50 fine, operating without
minimum insurance, nolled.
Zaidi Syedmansoor, no age
given, no address given, failure
to obey stop sign, $189 fine.
Efrain Davila, 32, 87 Filmore
St., New Haven, improper use
of registration, nolled operating
under suspension, $150 fine,
operating unregistered motor vehicle, nolled.
Akinola Adekunle Osinuga,
34, 40 Austin St., New Britain,
operating under suspension,
$150 fine.
Craig J. Player, 30, 38 Audette
Drive, Wallingford, violation of
protective order, nolled, second-degree breach of peace, six
months executed, suspended,
18 months conditional discharge, consecutive.
Roy Stone III, 35, 165 James
St., New Haven, disorderly conduct, nolled, interfering with
emergency call, one year (to
serve) concurrent, second-degree reckless endangerment
(two counts), nolled.
Aryelle B. Edwards, 23, 166
Hamilton St., Apt. 612, New
Haven, sixth-degree larceny,
unconditional discharge, second-degree failure to appear,
Aryelle Besse Edwards, 23,
166 Hamilton St., Apt., 612 New
Haven, first-degree larceny,
unconditional discharge, credit
card theft, one year executed,
suspended, two years probation,
second-degree failure to appear,
one year executed, suspended,
two years probation.
Marilix D. Sotolugo, no age
given, no address given, failure
to use child restraints, $152 fine.
Kathleen Stevens, no age
given, no address given, failure
to drive in proper lane, $192 fine.
Richie Dobensky, no age
given, no address given, failure
to use seat belt, $60 fine, failure
to obey traffic control signal, $60
Raymond Smith, 39, 50 Concord St., New Britain, traveling
fast, $50 fine.
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The plants and materials
were donated from various
local organizations and businesses. Hometown Garden
Center, 210 Main St., Yalesville, donated the different
plants. Other donations came
from Home Depot, 1055 N.
Colony Road, and the school
maintenance department.
Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Marc Deptula said
his staff helped deliver the
materials and cleaned the
area earlier in the year before
the planting began. Two years
ago, his staff also helped create the irrigation system to
water the plants and flowers.
“I was happy to see that it
hadn’t been forgotten,” Deptula said. “If they need support here and there, we’ll
certainly give it to them.”
Highland Principal Victoria Reed said the garden is a
good educational tool.
“It’s great for students to
really understand where their
food comes from,” she said.
“That it takes a lot of time
and work and it’s not as easy
as going into a grocery store
and picking a tomato off the
The vegetables and herbs
that grow in the garden
will be donated to Master’s
Manna, a local food pantry,
according to Mainella.
Mainella, who is also on the
school’s garden committee,
considered the creation of the
garden as one of the “greatest
things” at the school and enjoys sharing her knowledge of
gardening with the students.
“Like the chives — it’s
funny how something so
beautiful can smell like an onion,” she said laughing.
After each student had the
opportunity to plant something, they shook their hands
and gloves over the garden
to get rid of the dirt. Some
students were laughing and
smiling as they held their
pieces of chives and left to
get back to class.
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Milone said he doesn’t has been given no indication
hand before recieving a red, white and blue military cord for graduation during a luncheon
know how long the process of when it will be, he said.
at the Municipal Center on Wednesday afternoon. The luncheon honored 12 graduating
Elizabeth A. Boukus, D-Pla- will take. A hearing date has
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signed the bill into law Friday.
Milone said the town’s
claim satisfies the statutory
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“I think it’s such a wonderful, wonderful
line. It’s just and equitable for
thing to do and way to say thank you to the
the town to be fairly compenBrumback took a few minutes
Project No. 170-3155
sated for the sewer services
to talk to the seniors about his
students in advance for their service to our
it provides at the facilities,
experiences and offer advice.
and it would serve a public
Most importantly, he said,
Timothy F. Connellan, incoming superintendent
purpose to return almost $1.5
keep in touch with family and
million of taxpayer money, he
friends while on that journey.
“Take a few minutes and reTown Councilor Liz Linemember the people that are cates, and a Blue Star Banner. ful, wonderful thing to do and
“They’re from World War way to say thank you to the han, who testified on the bill
sending you off today,” BrumII and a sign that you have students in advance for their before the state judiciary
back said.
After being a team leader someone serving in the mil- service to our country,” Con- committee in March, emphasized that the law only
for the Knights of Columbus itary,” said Steve Pintarich, nellan said.
at 6:00 P.M.
and seeing a training facil- a member of the Veterans
All members of the Board gives Cheshire the right to
ity in Old Lyme, senior Em- Committee and Southing- of Education were at the have its case heard by the
Wallingford Pubic Library
ilie Labouliere said she knew ton American Legion of the luncheon.
Community Room
“This is just one step in the
she wanted to enlist. She will banners.
“All nine of us are here beWhen the students com- cause we believe in our stu- process,” she said.
be joining the Army National
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plete basic training, Pintarich dents,” said Brian Goralski,
Wallingford, Connecticut
“I decided back in No- promised them laptops and the school board chairman.
Residents, business owners, commuters, and other interested
vember I was going to do it,” webcams so they can keep in “This community stands beindividuals are encouraged to take advantage of this
touch with their friends and hind you.”
Labouliere said.
opportunity to learn about and discuss the proposed project.
For Michael Hoffman, a se- family.
Adding to the words of enBoth Dylan Roach’s grand- couragement, Brumback also
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the Constitution, he said.
But arguments over the
fund are almost moot because
transportation projects are so
costly and outstrip revenue
put into the transportation
fund, Guerrera said. Replacing the Norwalk bridge, for
example, would cost $460
million, with more than $100
million in state funding and
the rest being sought from
the federal government.
Deposits ranging from $270
million to nearly $380 million
each year since 2011 can’t
keep up, he said.
“It’s a lot of money, but it’s
not enough,” Guerrera said.
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the Wallingford community for all of their support,
prayers, and continuing help. We appreciate everything that people have done for us during this difficult time. We had no idea that George had such
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community. Thank you to those who took the time
to visit, send gifts, prepare food, and send their
condolences. We are so grateful to live in a community that is so caring and thoughtful.
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