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J)ptimism abounds Y2K is de-bugged by Tommy Valuckas Whether your initials are "E.T." or not, town officials would rather you didn't phone home after the clock strikes midnight tomorrow, and Watertown and Oakville are ushered into the next millennium. At least, don't all call at once. Jammed phone lines appear to be the biggest concern among some local officials this week as they geared up preparations for New

Year's Eve, and if the much-hyped Y2K bug would drastically chomp into the community's security and functioning of its infrastructure. The year 2000 issue, or "millennium bug" as it sometimes is referred to, speaks to the difficulty some computers may have telling the difference between the year 2000 and the year 1900 when the date rolls over. Conceivably, computers that cannot properly recognize the final two digits "00" as 2000, but think they mean "1900," may produce incorrect data or shut down completely. "Late in the summer we got all our PCs (personal computers) and stuff upgraded and tested — that's all set," assured Fire Marshal Neil Burrows on Tuesday. "We're not anticipating any problems at all." And although diesel engine? in the fire trucks are highly sophisticated and computerized, Mr. Burrows noted they are not "date sensitive," and won' t "stop in the middle of the road when it becomes 2000" (Continued on page 6)

Paul Harris Fellow is a woman! by Susan Faber IN OAKVILLE, THERE'S TIME: Watertown Postmaster and RoThe handsome face of the new tary Club member Peg Durkee is street dock installed recently at accustomed to breaking new ground the Oakville Green by P.J. Elec- as a woman, and she has recently tric of Oakville. The tall time- added to her list of accomplishpiece is the latest improvement ments. to the ongoing construction of Mrs. Durkee has been designated the paridet along Main Street. — a Paul Harris Fellow by the local Rotarians as a tribute to a member Times Photo, Valuckas "whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation," according to information from Rotary. "Paul Harris Fellows are recognized for their devotion to the ideal of good will, peace and understanding." Watertown Rotary is one of many clubs who choose to recognize a Paul Harris Fellow each year by donating $1,000 to the Rotary First Baby of Foundation for its humanitarian and educational programs. The fellow2000 rewards! ship is named for founder, Paul page 15 Harris, a Chicago lawyer who

Susan Faber bids farewell

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The town's senior center at 311 Falls Avenue in Oakville is devoid of most activities as 1999 closes, with a key town meeting vote slated Monday to consider extra funding for renovations.—Times Photo, Valuckas

Senior citizens almost 'homeless' for the holidays Special town meeting Monday considers extra funding for center by Susan Faber use walkers. We want to make sure there is a smooth A temporary home is needed for the town's senior transition.' Because of the holidays, activities have been scaled citizens while the 311 Falls Avenue senior center is being renovated, so a letter asking groups and back at the center, and the holiday schedule coincided organizations to provide temporary housing for seniors with the approaching cut-back in hours, she explained. was sent out in the fall. Until the six-month renovation project starts in "We asked everybody and anybody," said the town's earnest, the Falls Avenue facility will be open from recreationdirector.LisaCarew. "Peoplecame forward. 8:30 a.m to 1 p.m. The seniors' minivan is running and Everyone was so gracious." senior center officials "are trying not to disrupt the Possibilities for the short-term location include the lunch program," Mrs. Carew said. Union Congregational Church hall on Buckingham Meeting January 3 seeks $85,470 Street, the Oakvillebranchlibrary.theformerFriendly's A decision on a temporary location for the seniors restaurant in the Watertown Plaza, and St. John the will be made shortly, Town Manager CharlieO'Connor Evangelist Church in Watenown. Jr. said on Tuesday. Important factors in deciding on a location are "to A special town meeting has been scheduled for keep it consistent and maintain a licensed kitchen," Monday at 7 p.m. in the Polk School library, 435 Mrs. Carew said. "That is the biggest concern next to (Continued on page 6) accessibility. We have to be aware that some seniors W:*SWft*:*:¥ft¥ft¥:¥S^^

Public hearing on tall tower by Susan Faber A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 5, on the special permit and site plan application submitted by SBA Communications, Inc. to construct a telecommunications facility and tower on the Daniel Logue property on Town Line Road, at the Watertown/Woodbury line. The hearing, at 7 p.m. in the Polk School library, was set to allow a third party review to be completed by a consultant of the

PlanningandZoning Commission's choice, said zoning officials. The review will be paid for by the applicant in accordance with zoning regulations. The proposed facility consists of a 195-foot monopole with several triangular antenna arrays at various heights on the pole. Itwould support up to five antenna systems, according to information from the planning and zoning department. Thetowerwouldbelocatedona (Continued on page 7)

Firefighters respond to large fuel spill on Route 8 by Susan Faber A routine call on a reported car fire on Monday turned out to be much more complicated than Watertown firefighters had expected. "At about 5:12 p.m., we were called out to a report of a car fire," said Deputy Fire Chief David Hardt Whenfirefightersarrived nearFrost Bridge Road, they came upon a (Continued on page 9)

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Holiday office closings for New Year's The town'smunicipaloffices and senior center in Oakville will be closed tomorrow (Friday) through Sunday, January 2, for the New Year's holiday break. Schools are on holiday break this week. Some businesses, including Town Times, will be closed New Year's Eve Friday, while others will shut down early. The Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be open to 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday)and be closed Friday, December 31 through Sunday, January 2. All offices and facilities will reopen Tuesday, January 4, at 8 a.m. Regarding the emissions stations, they will close at 4:30 p.m. Friday for the weekend, and reopen Monday, January 3, at 7:30 a.m. Information about the hours of DMV photo license centers, the DMV bus and other facilities can be found at the DMV Website at http://dmvcl.org or through the DMVtelephonecenterat(860)2635700 in the Greater Hartford area, andl-800-842-8222foriheremain-

'First Night' event TORRINGTON—TheTorrington First Night office is still selling buttons in preparation for the city's New Year's Eve celebration on Friday. They are also available at st banks and many businesses jughout the city. Phe First Night office is at 83 MainStreet. Those stopping by also can purchase a multi-colored spiral flashlight for $10, or a special millennium gift bag filled with noisemakers and toys for $7. There are a limited supply of these items still available. First Night is an alcohol-free celebration suitable for all ages with performances scheduled by clowns and many others. There also will be light shows, train rides, and a wide array of entertainment For more information, call (860) 489-5986.



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xralene Ring Name: Ten Naugatuck Residence: Occupaiion:CUcnt Associate Team Leader Terralene Ring began her banking career as a teller at the Banking Center in Bethlehem and now supervises tellers at the Watertown branch of Chase Manhattan Bank. "I'm in charge of everything that goes on behind the line," she said, including teller transactions and vaults. In banking "you get to meet a lot of people," she commented. "Through the years I've made a lot of friends." A graduate of Nonnewaug High School, Ms. Ring grew up in Woodbury, learning about finances from her parents who were local business owners, and she attended the American Institute of Banking. When not on the job, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Caitlin, 6, and plans to coach a youth soccer team. "She is my top priority," said Ms. Ring, who is a former soccer and ice hockey player, and enjoys driving quads and dirt bikes. Interests include marine biology and history, specifically learning about her father's Irish heritage. "I was bom the day after St. Patrick's Day," she said.

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LEGO ROBOT: FJ.RS.T. Lego League team members from Swift Junior High, Heminway Park, and Polk schools celebrated winning a sportsmanship and spirit award at a recent robotic competition at Central Connecticut State University. The Swift group built a robot and joined 30 teams from across the slate, said Doreen DiSorbo, who coordinated the Lego team with Karen Leszkowicz. The group was an offshoot of the PEAK parents group and is a "junior varsity" equivalent of the Watertown High School robotics program. Many local businesses and PTOs sponsored the group, and WHS students including Vinnie Zotto and Phil Beaudry actedasmentors. Swift parent Steve Ramponi ofVP Productions helped the students as well. Pictured are some of the Lego team members including David Becker, Thomas DiMarco, Chris Becker, Meghan Woodruff, and Ashley Randall (first row, right to left), and Ian Sieller, Jonathan Berglund, Mary Frances Czarsty, Igor Iskhakov, Edward Tawislak, Derek Smolskis, and Brendan Gibbons (back row, left to right). — Times Photo, Faber

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TO HELP THE CHILDREN: As part of Griffin Schools slate-initiated Character Counts program, students have been collecting donations to fill a firefighter's boot. The contributions will be sent to the Worcester Firemen's Children's Fund, to benefit the children of the firemen lost in the recentfiretragedy in Worcester, Mass. Students deposited $75 on the firstdayofthecolleca'on.saidPrincipalMaggieFraser.andcontributions wereaccepleduntilThursday,December23.Picturedwiththefirefighter's bootarestudentsMichelleBoucher.KennyBabasick.MichaelCampanella, and Nathaniel Hintz (front). — Times Photo, Faber

SLOWLY ...BUT SURELY: The structure of the new pre-K to Grade 2 elementary school off Buckingham Street, with the western hills of town in the background, continues to rise day by day. The school is targeted to open in September of 2000. — Times Photo, Valuckas Support the Watertown Food Bank! Call 945-5252


by Susan Faber Tommy said "You have to write something. I've saved space on page four." grown, reconnections made, health restored. With How to put nine years down on paper? I every new Thanksgiving, there was a new remember the interview, convincing them that I had kindergarten pilgrim sharing turkey with his Native all the necessary skills, although I had never worked American partner... inventions at Baldwin... for a newspaper. The fear that I couldn't write a Olympics at Judson... summer camp in back of the news article. They said the Town Tunes wanted high school... rainy election nights ... snowy trips to somebody like me to work for them. Board of Education meetings. All words. But the rest of the words were to There are memories of powwows at Black Rock come. I've read that a reporter never approaches the and the Host Drum. "You dance until you see your truth, but a balance, closer to the truth than we grandparents," the native drummer told me. Driving started with. over the seven hills too fast, around the Oakville My first week with the paper began with the curve and imagining young Harold Smith, dead this Persian Gulf War, calling families up to find out how year at 105, learning to swim and ice skate at the they felt now that their son or daughter was fighting nearby watering hole. The factory is now a brewery a war. What words did they have? The audacity of it ... the vacant "eyesore" is now a hillside... the old all, to gather information that was private unless school is gone and a new one is built... the feeling they wanted to make it public. that if I turned around quickly on a shady street as a I remember the shed the town took down... the wind chime sounded, I would catch a glimpse of a truck that didn't make it around the comer... the cars girl in a long dress skipping to the one-room that turned upside down. And the people. The little schoolhouse, followed by a barefoot boy carrying a girl who died, and the courage of her mother at the lunch pail. memorial tree planting ceremony.... The man who Thank-you for letting me share in the life of your lost a valiant fight against cancer.... Another little town. Although it isn't my home town, I recall the girl who overcame her disease and won! words of the Iris Dement song as I leave to take a Climbing over curbsides and grassy hills to get to new job in another town: the accident scene... the women who lost their homes to a fire were sitting on the grass in the warm "... I can see the sun's setting fast spring sunshine... and the man who "just didn't pay and just like they say, nothing good ever lasts. attention" as a train slammed into his car. I arrived to Go on now, and say goodbye find the car skewered to Ihe front of the engine like a To our town, to our town. butterfly at the end of a pin. Can't you see the sun setting down Every time the police scanner went off, a life was On our town, on our town. Goodnight. changed, a child hurt, someone sick, and, like Icarus falling to his death as the sun melted his waxen I'm leaving tomorrow but I don't want to go. wings, life went on. ... go on, say goodbye to my town, to my town. I will remember leaving a town government I can see the sun has gone down on my town, on meeting on a cold winter night, smokers gathered my town. outside the doors... drama in a courtroom... sharing Good night." a mother's grief... a bonfire... swimming lessons in Sylvan Lake, and... the budget! The job brought me (Editor's Note: Susan Faber has been the news staff friends and friends no longer, and an admiration for reporter for the Town Times since January of 1991. people's courage and sense of humor. Herfinal day here isThursday ...today.Anyonedesiring In the newspaper office, we talked things out that to personally extend their good wishes may do so by couldn't be fathomed, such as the parents killed in dropping by the newspaper office, 469 Main Street an airplane crash, and our lives changed also over (directly across from the Watertown Library}, today the years... marriages ended, parents gone, children from noon to 2 p.m. during an informal reception.)

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Not in favor of additional elderly tax relief

I believe and have always been of the belief that it is the responsibility of the community as a whole to educate the children and otherwise support the necessary costs of providing needed services. I see no reason why some real estate should be taxed at a lesser rate than real estate owned by citizens who are younger. The elderly citizens of Watertown were once young and needed and gained benefit from the taxes paid by property owners. What has changed? I do not think anything has changed. It is the cycle of life, so to speak, that younger people in general will marry, raise a family, retire, and at some point pass on giving way to a new life and a continued cycle. Why after over 200 years of American history do we now have a notion that there are any guarantees of financial security made by , any level of government? If we are to commit to "Elderly Tax Relief," what about the citizens who have no children or less children than others; what about the citizens who have large fami-

To The Editor: v_ Even though the idea of "Elderly Tax Relief" is still only in its infancy stages and the (Town) Council will perform studies on its possible impacts and overall feasibility, I wish to state that I am not in favor of such a program. Philosophically, this notion goes against what this country was built on. I know of no guarantees ever being made by our federal, state, or local governments which would support the idea that older citizens ought to be provided a level of income and/or tax relief which others are not entitled to. Whoever said or guaranteed that as a person reaches retirement age that they would be able to keep and maintain the family home? Some people are fortunate enough due to hard work, planning, or just plain luck to be able to maintain their standard of living throughout their retirement years; some are not

lies —should they pay more taxes, less taxes, where does this end? I personally have no children in the school system and never have. I feel it is my responsibility to pay my taxes at the same rate as citizens who have children and elderly as well. If we accept the concept that less use or need for the town's services should result in a lesser tax rate based on age, then I submit that I may request some tax relief based on my non-use of the town services. Sincerely, Gary Stewart, Watenown

Sportswriter unfair in his criticisms To The Editor It's too bad sponswriter Jim Dreher has no respect for a person who has dedicated over 30 years of his life to helping and coaching kids in Watertown. He doesn* t need any story or kiss-up to prove anything. He has two gold rings, one from the Waterbury Sportsmen's Club, the other from our own Gold Circle of Sports, and many other honors to prove his dedication, which means more than any article. What he doesn't like is to be embarrassed on the field in front of his friends. So next time you sit

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attempt, in music, regardless of whether we are revising, or composing. It is the focus that moves every musician toward excellence. Listening with concentration to every musical sound in the spectrum is both the joy andthe challenge the music offers us. •'•: We all listen to music according to our own . •


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s of shree ways to listen to music in "What to Listen for in. Music." He calls the first the "sensuous plane" — the way we listen when we let the music wash over us. Perhaps we go into a dreamlike state where we lose ourselves in the appeal of the sound. Sometimes the music will even take us to an ideal world where .we don't have to think about therealiues of every day life. Certainly, music is a potent force on this level, but it is not the only way to listen. The second plane Mr. Copland identifies is the "expressive" level. All music has expressive power. At different moments, music can remind us of a train, a storm, a funeral, a beautiful day. Music can also mirror a world of feelings. School students will ickly react to music that is "sad," but trying to pin ti the exact quality of sadness in words is often ;less. -sad, resignedly sad, fatefully sad, or sn ilingl , ! A great piece of music may evoke different feelings each rime you hear i t The mystique of music is that often there aren't adequate words to describe the thought or feeling. SWSftWSWSWSWKWm^^

important thing is that each person can feel for himself the e: y of the music. The third way tolisten is the purely musical plane. Besides the pleasurable sound and the expressive qualities of sound, the music does exist in terms of notes, rhythms, harmonies, form, and tone color. The intelligent listener must be prepared to hear not only the beat, the rhythm, and the melody, but to develop an awareness of how music is put together. The more we know about the elements of music, the closer w e can follow the composers' line of thought.


The study of music in all of the Watertown schools attempts to delve into that which makes music "tide" —pitch; intonation; stylesof performance; accuracy of rhythms; harmonies in major, minor, and different modes: •peatedandcontrastingsections in the form; subtle variations in the tone color of instruments and voices — the study is endless and can't even be completed in a lifetime! ...'••: But that's exactly why we study m u s i c — the possibilities are as vast as our collective imaginations. When onermssiciajvrevealsa"new" musical sound (Beethoven, Elvis, and The Beatles come to mind), the uproar and the excitement travels throughout the world and throughout many generations. Others attempt to: reproduce it and make it their own by playing itorlistening to it. With this in mind, the.ultimate goal for any student is to be a "life-long learner." The best music students are those who listen to music and strive for an active kind of listening. They keep growing by experiencing what they already know at a deeper level. They continue tpignite sparks by truly focusing on new musical creations. They even attempt to express their own thoughts and feelings through music by singing, playing, dancing, improvising, composing. Whatever kind of music we listen; to, the only way to deepen our understanding is by being a more conscious and aware listener. The better we listen, the fuller our appreciation of the wonderful world of music! Anna Jeddisamiisic educatoratHeminway Park and Griffin schools. She also serves as the music coordinator of the Watertown public school system.

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Notes of thanks To The Editor: I am writing on behalf of the boys and girls fifth and sixth grade travel basketball teams in order to express our thanks to the Recreation Department, and to Charlie BrownandtheWatertown-Oakville Athletic Club, for sponsoring our teams this year. Due to the generous support of WOAC and the tireless efforts of the Recreation Department, we were able to form travel teams for boys and girls; giving our youngsters an opportunity to play competitive basketball against area teams in the same age group. It should be a wonderful experience for everyone involved, and we look forward to an exciting season. Thank-you! Sincerely, Bob Delaney, Watertown

To The Editor We, the Sie-H2O-Bots, would like to thank Pat's Marketplace for letting us have our bake sale at the store on Saturday, December 18. We also would like to thank all the people who supported us by either buying some baked goods or by giving us a donation. We want to say a great thanks to Sue Atkins, Mary Dzioba, Kurt Eckert for all their help at the bake sale. If it wasn't for their support and dedication on this event, the sale would have been a failure. Thank-you again. Sincerely, The Sie-H2O-Bots robot team, Watertown

Annual March for Life invites participants To The Editor: Would you be willing to stand up and show your support for the unborn babies of our nation? On January 24, 2000, the March for Life will be holding its 27th anniversary. Every January, tens of (Continued on page 6)

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(Continued from page 5) thousands of people gather from around the country to march peacefully in Washington, D.C., to show their opposition to the infamous Supreme Court decision, Rowe v. Wade. This decision, handed down on January 22,1973, allowed for legal abortions in our country through all nine months of a woman's pregnancy. Since then, an average 1.8 million babies havebeen killed each year in the United States alone. Please show your support for

life. Join us for the annual "March for Life!" Buses will be bringing pro-life supporters from the Greater Waterbury area to Washington, D.C. We will not give up on saving all the unborn babies. Most of the media ignore the annual march. Instead, they focus on groups like Planned Parenthood and other prodeath (abortions) groups and activities. The buses leave from Sacred Heart Church in Waterbury at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 23. The

buses will return at 11:45 p.m. on Monday, January 24. The cost is $32 per person; $17 for students. The price includes transportation to and from Washington, D.C, and two Metro tickets in the city. Anyone interested in the March for Life may call Rich Bums in Watertown at 274-6876, or Hugh St. Leger in Waterbury at (203) 574-0510. Sincerely, Richard P. Bums, Watertown

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deep into Friday night. Lt. Robert "Herm" Desena of the Watertown police also expressed optimism the town won't be stilled when Saturday dawns, and "everybody is pretty optimistic" the transition into the new century will proceed smoothly. He said a meeting will be taking place today (Thursday) with the town's communications department, located in the heart of the French Street Police Headquarters, just togoover procedures and protocol he indicated pretty much already is in place. All off-duty officers will be on stand-by, and the department will know where they are to be "summoned if need be," Lt. Desena said. He pointed out there normally is extra personnel available for New Year's Eve anyway, and there will be an extra officer and sergeant on duty at headquarters when the night

shift starts at 10 o'clock Friday. He said Carol Berube.communications supervisor, has reported she believes everything is in place and all the computers are OK and compliant Both the lieutenant and fire marshal emphasized the emergency 911 phone line should only be used for a genuine emergency, just like at any other period. Phone service providers additionally have notified their customers to refrain from trying to immediately call family, relatives.or friends as the year2000 begins, as a massive overload of calls could disrupt service, and actually have nothing to do with Y2K. Lt. Desena said the ChristmasNew Year'sholidayperiod is probably the busiest time of the year, and the police would appreciate the phones to the department not being tied up, if possible, when 1999

Town of Watertown Planning and Zoning Public Hearing The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Walertown will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in Uie Polk School Library, 435 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT to hear and act upon the following petition and request: Special Permit #155 to construct a wireless telecommunication facility which will consist of: a. a 195 FL monopole with several triangular antenna arrays at various heights on the monopole. b. the facility will be capable of supporting 5 antennae systems. c. a fenced compound at the base of the structure would accommodate the base station equipment of each carrier at this site. d. the area proposed for the telecommunications facility would be accessed from Town Line Road in Woodbufy which is located on Route 6, Woodbury Road just past the Watertown/Woodbury town line. e. a balloon will be flown to indicate the height and location of the monopole on the following days prior to the public hearing: 1. Sunday, December 26,1999 from 8:00 A.M.-12:00 Noon 2. Wednesday. December 29.1999 from 12:00 Noon - 4:00 P.M. 3. Sunday, January 2,2000 from 12:00 Noon - 4:00 P.M. This telecommunications facility will be located on a portion of property owned by Daniel Logue. This property is located on the Watertown/Woodbury town line and can be identified on the Watertown Tax Map as Map 96 Block 9 Lot 8 and is located in an R-70 Residential Zoning District. Applicant: Thomas Rynn SB A Communications 49 Leavenworth Street Waterbury, CT 06702 At this hearing interested persons may be heard and written communications will be received, A copy of the application is on file in tile Planning and Zoning Office, 424 Main Street, Town Hall Annex, Watertown, CT for review prior to the public hearing. Wednesday, January 5,2000 at 7:00 P.M. Polk School Library 435 Buckingham Street Oakville, C T This petition is on file in the Planning and Zoning Office, 424 Main Street, Town Hail Annex, Watertown, CT for public review prior to the hearing or you may contact the Planning and Zoning Office at 945-5266 if you have any questions.

expires. "You don't have to call me to wish me a Happy New Year," Fire Marshal Burrows quipped. Ernie Coppock, superintendent of the Watertown Fire District, reported there will be "plenty of water" regardless of what happens with Y2K, as there is a 1.5-milIion gallon reserve that can be utilized by district customers if any problems should arise. However, he didn't think the customers would be inconvenienced since the district's water pumping and supply systems are "not computer controlled," but rather operate on gravity and pressure sensitivity. "They're not date-time sensitive," Mr. Coppock said. Even if there should be an electrical power outage, the district has generators that automatically kick in, much as they would during a storm outage. "There should be no problems with the water," he stated. "We're prepared for any contingencies," Lt Desena concluded. Town Manager Charlie O'Connor Jr. said he believes the "peoplerelated problems will be far worse than the technology-related ones," and his advice was to "keep calm.. .. Take it as it comes." Mr. O'Connor said he already has been in frequent contact with the state's Y2K emergency operations headquarters, and will continue to be so this week to learn about any updates and directives. He said he felt it may play out to be no more trouble than a "severe winter storm," and "we in New England have seenmuch worse than this." The town manager mentioned the administration will be keeping tabs on world Y2K developments through extensive day-long New Year'sEve television coverage that will be presented by the networks and CNN. He surmised "If something's going to happen, it'll happen in New Zealand before it happens in Oakville." "We do not believe the Y2K issue will create significant problems in the United States, but individuals should be prepared for the possibility that there could be temporary disruptions in some services," said John A. Koskinen, chairman of the federal Y2K Council on Year 2000 Conversion, in the gov-

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Public hearing (Continued from page 1) 41.98-acrc parcel of farmland in a residential section of Watertown within 500 feet from the Woodbury line. Access to the structure would be from Woodbury Road and Town Line Road. "The tower is out of character with our neighborhood," said Randy McHugh, a resident of Winding Brook Road, who spoke out against the proposed tower at a December planning and zoning meeting. "We've taken pride in putting utilities underground," Mr. McHugh said, including telephone poles, and some residents' properties would be as close as 200 feet from the tower. "The tower is incompatible with the surroundings," he continued, and should be built in a commercial or industrial location or on an existing tower in Woodbury, oronCL&P towers near the Bethlehem line. A tower could be located in a residential area where no buildings are allowed to be built. "There are a lot of alternatives," Mr. McHugh said. "We want to make sure they exhaust all alternatives before they pick this site." Local zoning regulations dictate an order of preferences for building towers, he said, and "the last resort is in aresidentialarea." Wind gusts often reach 30 mph across the fields, and a tower "could generate torquingnoisesandwhistlingwhich may be objectionable." A court case is currently pending that may determine whether or not telecommunications towers are health hazards, Mr. McHugh said. "There is np proof that they aren't. The jury is still out on the issue." Case studies have been written that link the use of cellular telephones and rymphomas, and the towers would opeiaie"overalonger period of time," he said. Sprint Spectrum L.P. withdrew a special permit and site plan application to build a telecommunications tower on the Lynn family properly on Bunker Hill Road this past summer. Sprint proposed constructing a 180-foot high tower to provide wireless coverage to an area of town that does not have Sprint coverage.according to die proposal. The company is obligated to provide such coverage, according to FCC rules and regulations. The application was withdrawn, due to concerns raised by neighbors at a July public hearing about the tower's location and height SB A Communications is scheduled to fly a balloon at the Logue Farm site on Sunday, January 2, from noon to 4 p.m. so residents can see the location and height of the proposed tower, said town Zoning Officer Mary G. Barton.

Safe boating course at Swift begins Tuesday The UnitedStates Power Squadrons' basic sail and power safe boating course will start Tuesday, January 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Swift Junior High School, 250 Colonial Street, Oakville. Satisfactory completion of the course fulfills the Connecticut Safe

Boating Certificate requirements. The seven-week course is open to boating enthusiasts with or without boats, and is ideal for those who want to learn more than the minimum required for the state certificate. Topics include fundamentals of safe boating, "rules of the road," navigational skills, proper equipment, and more. There is a fee of $31 to cover cost of registration andall course materials. When more than one family member shares course material, there is only a $5 fee for each additional person. TheUSPS stated the coursemay be too challenging for anyone under 13 years of age. The course will be presented by the Waterbury Power Squadron (a unit of the nationally-recognized USPS), in conjunction with the WatertownRecreation Department. The course is one of many boat-

ing-related courses offered by the Waterbury Power Squadron, including piloting, celestial navigation, preparation for Coast Guard license exam, weather, marine electronics, and more. Toregisteror for more information, call John Shanahan, evenings only, at (203) 755-2116. The public is invited to register; participants need not be a resident of Watertown or Oakville.

Warner auditions TORRINGTON — Open auditions for the comedy/melodrama "Pure as the Driven Snow" will be held Sunday, January 9, from 2 to4 p.m.,andMonday,January 10,from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Warner Studio Theatre, 69 Main Street. There are roles for seven males and six females. For more information, call the Warner box office at (860) 489-7180.


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Watertown Postmaster and former Rotary Club President Peg Durkee is the first woman to be named a Paul Harris Fellow by Watertown Rotary. A $1,000 donation in her honor will help fund international programs aimed at improving the lives of people around the world.—Times Photo, Faber 'Tool Award"giventoahighschool senior who plans to study a trade, in the belief lhat "all people have something valuable to contribute. "I've made an effort to promote a positive image of the Post Office," said Mrs. Durkee, who started as postmaster in Watertown in June 1982. Programs have included employee bone marrow drives, involvement with the Watertown Library incorporating "Celebrate the Century" stamps, and partnering in education with Judson Elementary School as a sponsor of the Wee Deliver program, an introduc-

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City symphony WATERBURY — The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will be in performance Saturday, January I5,at 8:15 p.m., and Sunday, January 16, at 3 p.m., at the Fine Arts Center of Naugatuck Valley Community-Technical College, 750 Chase Parkway. Benedetto Lupo, bronze medalist of the eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 3." Leif Bjaland is the orchestra's music director and conductor. Tickets are priced at $40, $30, and $15, and may be purchased in advanceby calling (203) 574-4283.

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animals, along with Christmas decorations and $50 in donations (Continued from page 1) for their immediate crisis fund. Donations were received not only vehicle whose driver told them she from DMV employees, but also had struck some guard rails on WETHERSFIELD — Employ- from the Enfield and Norwalk ofRoute 8. fices, as well as donations that were Firefighters cleaned up an anti- ees of the Department of Motor received from the public. freeze spill under her car, and "I Vehicle offices throughout the state Branch office locations throughwent to the highway to check to see have been working with various that there were no guard rails in the organizations to provide toys for out the slate also worked with toy drives within their areas. The DMV children this holiday season. For road," Deputy Chief Hardt said. "It turned that out a truck head- the past several years the DMV has offices located in New Britain, Old ing south just after the accident worked with "We Are the Chil- Saybrook, Waterbury, and Willimantic collected 110 toys. occurred struck one of the guard dren." Each office donated to its local rails lying in the middle of the highThis year, however, DMV deway. The rail cut right through the cided they wanted to make even "Toys for Tots" campaign. The Bridgeportoffice collected approxi'saddle' gas tank strapped to the more children happy. underside of the truck," he said. Wethersfield branch office mately 30 toys for i Is local YMC Asponsored "Familiesin Transition," The truck had pulled off to the employees contacted the Wal-Mart while the office in Norwich doside of the road and state Depart- in Manchester and received per- nated 20 toys to St. Patrick's ment of Transportation officials, mission to park their "new" DMV Church. The office in Danbury along with firefighters, closed off photo license Winncbago at its joined in the crusade to "Stuff a the two right-hand lanes of the facility. Employees volunteered to Bus" and made contribution of work on a Sunday and collected highway. approximately 50 toys for its drive. more than 250 toys for the 'Toys Another Watertown fire engine "The employees that work at was called to the scene at 5:31 p.m., for Tots" campaign. Another employee from the DMV are an amazing group," said Mr. Hardt said, and firefighters and DMV Commissioner Jose O. SaliWethersfield office put together a workers from Neil's Auto Body nas. "They are always looking at tilted the gas tank and turned it 90 toy drive for the "We Are the Chil- new and interesting ways to give degrees to permit the rest of the fuel dren" organization. She collected back to their communities." approximately 400 toys and sniffed from spilling. The leak was contained and state Department of Environmental Protection workers arrived and hired a private contractor to dispose of hazardous material, and pump the rest of the gas out of the tank. The truck driver, identified as Bradley Sarver of Latrobe, Pa., planned to RECLINERS p r o m $ 299.95 drive the vehicle to a truck stop for repairs, Mr. Hardt said. $ From RECLINING SOFAS The truck, an 18-wheeler, was equipped with two fuel tanks. Delivery Available • Layaway Plan "The fuel did not get into any UBBY'S Credit Flan Available waterways," Mr. Hardt stated, and TORRINGTON Most Major Credit Cards Accepted HOURS: Mon. 10-5; a total of 35 to 40 gallons spilled Tues., Wed., Fri. 9:30-5:30 during the mishap. Thurs. 9-.3Q-a-.00 • Sat. 9-.30-5 • Sun, 12-4





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Stoppers program in the department along with SgL James Sheehan. "We applaud the efforts of DeL David Bromley and Sgt. David Schepis in solving the vandalism case at the new school," said Crime Stoppers board Chairman Ron Blanchard. 'Their due diligence along with a Crime Stoppers tip worked extremely well. The partnership between the Watertown Police Department, Crime Stoppers and the community is working very well." Crime Stoppers paid a cash reward to the person who provided the information on the vandalism, added Mr. Blanchard, a retired police detective sergeant Recent Crime Stopper tips have resulted in a seizure in town of a substantial amount of marijuana, LL DeCHEERSFROMAUON:NeilSt.Onge,ofNeWsAuto sena said, and the investigation is ongoing. Tips have alsoresulted in alocal Body and a Watenown Lion Club member, obviously arrest of a suspected drug supplier in SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: Watenown Lions Clubwashavingagoodtimeathisdaughter'sreceruwedding Waterbury. The arrest was made by PresidemWahBenotti,left,presentsa$l,OOOcheckto reception, when he borrowed his daughter's mother- members of the Waterbury Regional Jennifer Ezzo, center, as Jack Burke, vice president ofin-law's hat that came over from England. Photo Narcotics Unit, of which the Watertown Police Department is a participatPorter and Chester Institute in Watenown, looks on. courtesy of Cianciolo family. ing member. Ms. Ezzo is a student of the medical assisting program Man charged after striking at the heal Porter and Chester. She is a single mother teenager with car who recently started working part time in the medical On Thursday, December 23 Waterfield as per her training. She maintained a high grade town Officer Lisa Smith arrested poiniavemgeandisscheduledlograduatein January. Edward J. Andersen, 44, of 494 HamilPhoto courtesy cf Watenown Lions Club. ton Avenue, Watertown, for assault in the second degree and breach of peace. Mr. Andersen surrendered at Police Schepis promoted to Headquarters, LL Desena said. rank of sergeant Officer Smith conducted an investiVeteran Watertown police officer gation thatbegan on November 28 when David F. Schepis, an 18-year member. it was claimed the accused, Mr. Anwas promoted to theranfcof sergeant by dersen, had intentionally struck a famPolice Chief John Carroll effective ily member with a mo tor vehicle he was December 24, reported U . Robert driving on Buckingham Street on No"Hcrm" Desena. Sgt. Schepis most vember 2 following some form of argurecently had been assigned as a detec- ment. The victim, a 19-year-old male tive in the Investigative Services Unit who is a local resident, sustained injuA town resident, he graduated from ries as the result of the assault, Lt. the University of New Haven with a Desena said, and was treated for nonbachelor's degree, from Southern life-threatening injuries. Connecticut State University with a The investigation was supervised master's degree, and from the FBI by Lt. Robert Scatmell, and Mr. AnNational Academy in Quantico, Va. in dersen was released after posting a 1994. $2,500 bond for a court date of DecemOn January 10 Sgt. Schepis is sched- ber 27. uled to be reassigned as a patrol super"It is obvious to us that the incident visor on the C platoon on the 10 pjn to have resulted in a serious and At The Chariand Institute of Karate and Fitness we'll 6 a.m. shift, Lt Desena said. The va- could tragic occurrence if the vehicle had keep you on track with your fitness goals for 2000. cancy created in the supervisory ranks struck the victim in a slightly different is the result of the December 24 retireKardio Kickboxing is the future of fitness. So whether ment of veteran Master SgL Ronald manner," LL Desena said Man arrested for sexual you're 15 or 95, in shape or pear shaped, you can do Luth. contact with 14-year-old Crime Stoppers credited On December 21 the accused, Allen this! Call now and check out our new lower rates for the for helping solve vandalism Syskowski, 36, of 48 Maple Street in and drug cases new year. That's right LOWER! Plainville, was detained by Plainville called in to the Water- police officers and held for Watertown Bring a friend and get a free month when you both join! OakInformation Crime Stoppers Upline led directly police after a warrant was obtained for 979 Main Street, Under the new Matteo Restaurant to the solution of the serious vandalism his arrest for the charges of sexual incident that occurred at the new ele- assault in the second degree, and injury mentary school construction site on or risk of injury to a minor following a Buckingham Street this past year, said three-month investigation by DeL LL Desena, who coordinates the Crime

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Bromley. It was alleged in September 1999 the accused, Mr. Syskowski, engaged in sexual contact with a 14-year-old female resident of Watertown, Lt. Desena said. Mr. Syskowski was returned to Watertownby Officer Patrick Girouard and placed under arrest. He posted a $75,000 bond and was given a court date of January 4,2000. Police seek information on house burglaries Watertown detectives are continuing to investigate the recent series of house burglaries in the area fromNonhfield Road south to Polk School, and fromRoute8westasfarasNovaScotia Hill Road, LL Desena said. Police are seeking information from anyone who may have seen a possible suspected vehicle spotted in the vicinity of two recenthouse burglaries. Police describe the vehicle as a whitish colored, older model, square-shaped van, which is probably American made. The van had no side, windows but two windows on the rear doors. It appeared there was partial lettering on the sides of the van painted over with black paint No marker plates were observed, Lt. Desena said, and police are looking for two white men in their late 30s or early 40s. Police are asking citizens who may have observed such a van in town, or had contact with its occupants, to call the Investigative Services Unit at 9455200 or Water-Oak Crime Stoppers at 945-9940.

ConTacts has gatherings to usher in 2000 NEW HAVEN — Connecticut ConTacts will hold a special "New Millennium Party" for singles tomorrow (Friday) from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Colonial Tavern, Route 67, Oxford. The party will feature a lavish dinner buffet of baked stuffed shrimp, chef-carved top round of beef, chicken Kiev, tortellini with peslo sauce, zucchini provencal,and Caesar salad. There will be complimentary champagne at midnight, the "ultimate" in hats and noisemakers, andadessertbuffetat 12:30 a.m. Dancing will be to a mix of DJ's top 40, soft rock, recent oldies, and requests. Jackets are required for men, dressy attire for women. Tina Auclair, ConTacts president, stated "This is a wonderful opportunity for singles who don't have a date for New Year's. It's considerably less expensive than other New Year's events, the music is wonderful, the food is fabulous." Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and includes everything except drinks. About 400 singles are expected, so seating will be limited. Patrons who wanta table are advised to arrive early. For more information, directions, or a free flyer, call (203) 4681144, orvisit ConTacts' Website at www.ctcontacts.com; or write Connecticut ConTacts, 64 East Grand Avenue, New Haven 06513. Event on Saturday ConTacts will sponsor a "New Year's Day Party" for singles on Saturday, January 1, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Anthony's Lake Club, West Kenosia Avenue, Danbury. The facility overlooking scenic Lake Kenosia is located off 1-84 at Exit 4. Admission is $15 and includes a hot buffet from 8 to 9 p.m., as well as coffee and dessert at midnight. Dancing will be toa mix of DJ's top 40, soft rock, recent oldies, and requests. The affair will be dressup: jackets are requested for men, dressy attire for women.

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Donald A. Pedroncelli

WATERBURY—Funeral services for Donald A. Pedroncelli, 65, of 1660 East Main Street, formerly of Walertown, will be held today (Thursday) at 9:15 ajn. from the O'Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main Street, Oakville, to St John the Evangelist Church, 574 Main Street, Watertown, for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Platt Road, Watertown. Calling hours were Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Pedron-1 celli died Sunday, December J 26, at St. Mary's Hospital in Walerbury. D. Pedroncelli He was bom in Watertown on February 4,1934, son of the late Lorenzo and Mary (Kvietkus) Pedroncelli. He lived in Watertown for more than 25 years. He was educated in the WatertownOakville school system, and was a graduate of Watertown High School. He also attended Post Business College in Waterbury. Mr. Pedroncelli was a Waterbury resident for many years. He was employed for more than 10 years at Watertown Manufacturing Co. He also worked for TechniCraft Manufacturing Co. of Thomaston for 15 years. He leaves a brother, Ronald Pedroncelli of Southington; two sisters, Isabelle A. Mailhot and Nilda M. PedronceUi, both of Watertown; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Larry Pedroncelli.

Mrs. Vasturino, widow of Anthony Vasturino, died Tuesday, December 21, at Waterbury Hospital. She was bom May 10,1909, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Thomas and Rachel (Esposito) Cosomano. She was a resident of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., before moving to Watertown. She leaves two daughters.Marie Torio of Hallandale, Fla., and Rachel Segale of Southbury; two grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. Contributions may be made to the Heritage Village Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2045, Southbury 06488. The Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury, was in charge of arrangements.

eral nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters, BeruitsRickevicius and Marie (Rickevicius) Juodis.

Mary A. Downey

WATERBURY—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. "May" (Santa Lucia) Downey, 75, of 40 Howland Avenue, were held Friday, December 24, at 8:30 a.m. from the Mulville Funeral Home to Blessed Sacrament Church for a Mass at 9:15 a.m. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours were last Thursday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Downey, widow of John J. Downey, died Tuesday, December 21, at Waterbury Hospital. She was born May 25,1924, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Frank J. and Teofile Rickevicius OAKVILLE — Funeral serv- Anne(Hartiices for Mrs. Teofile (Packauskas) gan) Santa Rickevicius, 99, of 29 Paxton Street, Lucia. She was | were held Wednesday, December a lifelong city 29, at 9:15 a.m. from the O'Neill resident and a Funeral Home to St. Mary graduate of Magdalen Church for a Mass at 10 B.W. Tinker a.m. Burial was in Mount Olivet Grammar Cemetery, Watertown. Calling School and Mary Downey hours were Tuesday evening at the Waterbury funeral home. Catholic High School. Shereceived Mrs. Rickevicius, widow of a bachelor's degree from Charter Antanas Rickevicius, who died in Oak College. Mrs. Downey worked as a health 1979, died Sunday, December 26, aide in the Waterbury school sysat Waterbury Hospital. tem. In the 1970s, she worked at She was bom in Lithuania on October 20,1900, daughter of the Walsh School, Chase School, and late Petras and Ona (Dubauskas) St. Mary's Grammar School, and Packauskas. She was educated in later worked at Holy Cross High Lithuania and came to the United School for 11 years.retiringin 1991. States in 1949. She was a resident She worked for various Catholic of Waterbury for many years and charities and was a fund raiser for had been a resident of Oakville for Covenant House. She was a member of the Holy Cross High School 31 years. Mrs. Rickevicius was employed Mothers Club, and a communicant at and retired from the Naugatuck of Blessed Sacrament Church. Augusta Vasturino She had a profound love for the WATERTOWN — A Mass for Glass Co. She was a communicant arts and music, enjoyed painting, Mrs. Augusta Vasturino, 90, of of St. Mary Magdalen Church. She is survived by four sons, and raising Yorkshire terriers. She Walertown, was celebrated Thursday, December 23, at 10 a.m. at Albinas Rickevicius ofWatertown, was a consistent positive spokesSacred Heart Church, Southbury. Vito Rickevicius of Harwinton, woman for the City of Waterbury Burial was in St Charles Ceme- BrunoRickevicius of Oakville, and wherever she went She leaves four sons, Michael J. tery, Farmingdale, N.Y. Calling Antanas 'Tony" Rickevicius of hours were Wednesday afternoon, Prospectadaughter.Teresalgaunis Downey of Framingham, Mass., December 22, in the daily chapel of of Waterbury; 14 grandchildren; John J. and Pierce J. Downey, both 15 great-grandchildren; and scv- of Waterbury, and Christopher J. the church. Downey of Watertown; two sisters, Rachel Elliott of St. Clair Shores, Mich.,and CorinneBuonocore of San Francisco, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Family owned and operated since 1884. the Holy Cross High School Development Fund, 587 Oronoke Road, Walerbury 06708. • Traditional and

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Arnold J. Evon Sr. WATERBURY—Funeral services for Arnold J. Evon Sr., 65, of 30 Whittlesey Avenue, were held Thursday, December 23, at 8:30 a.m. from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home to St. Francis Xavier Church

for a Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours were last Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Evon, husband of Lena (Mancini) Evon, died Tuesday, December 21, at his home. He was bom July 6, 1934, "in Waterbury, son of the late Alfred N. and Mary E. (Tyrell) Evon Sr., and stepson of the late Rita (Berthiaume) Evon. He worked for Coviello Plumbing & Heating for 32 years, and F&F Hitchcock Plumbing & Heating for 10 years. He later worked for the City of Waterbury Department of Education for 10 years, retiring in 1999. He was a communicantofSL Francis Xavier Church. Besides his wife of 44 years, he leaves a son, Arnold J. Evon Jr. of Waterbury; two daughters, Mary Savage of Waterbury and Debra J. Evon of Thomaston; six brothers, Alfred Evon Jr. of Middlebury, Larry Evon of Oakville, Francis and Gerald Evon, both of Naugatuck, and Roger and Paul Evon, bothofWaierbury;twosisters,Lois Honyolski of Waterbury and Mary Sosbe of Wolcott; and four grandsons.

Elvira H. Pannone SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Funeral services for Miss Elvira H. Pannone, 89, formerly of Irvington Avenue, Waterbury, Conn., will be held today (Thursday) from the Maiorano Funeral Home, 95 Willow Street, Waterbury, to Our Lady ofLoreto Church, 11 Ardsley Road, for a Mass at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Conn. Calling hours are today from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Miss Pannone died Saturday, December 25, at Willow-Wood Care Center in Salt Lake City. She was bom August 6,1910, in Waterbury, Conn., a daughter of the late Alfonso and Nicolina (Conte) Pannone. She lived for several years in Italy and New Haven, Conn., before reluming to Waterbury, where she lived until moving to Utah. She attended school in Waterbury and had been a communicant of Our Lady ofLoreto Church. She was employed at the Heminway Corp. for many years until her retirement in 1972. She leaves two sisters, JoannaP. Perry of Southbury, Conn., and Mary P. Marino of Watertown, Conn. She was predeceased by a sister, Carmela M. Pannone, and a brother, Michael Pannone. Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Loreto Church, 11 Ardsley Road, Waterbury 06708. "Free trip to heaven. Details inside!"



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New Beginnings Assembly of God Meets at Union Congregational 161 Buckingham Street OakyiUe,274-S7S9 Thursday, December 30 — MidWeek Service Family Night, 7 pjn. Sunday, January 2 — Morning Worship, 9 a-m.; Sunday Evening Home Bible Studies, call for information. Berean Baptist 965 Litchfield Road 274-9979 Sunday, January 2 — Sunday School, all ages, 9:45 ajn.; Morning Worship, 10:45; Evening Service, 6; nursery available all services. Wednesday, January5—Midweek Prayer, 7 -30 pjn. First Bible Baptist Woodbury Masonic Lodge Park Road, Woodbury 225-0130 Sunday, January 2 — Worship Service, 10 ajn.; Family Service, 6 fun. Wednesday, January 5 — Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m. The Bible Church 240 Dwight Street Waterbury, (203) 755-0197 Sunday, January 2 — Worship Service, 9:30 ajn.; Beginner and Junior Church, 10; Seminars, 11. Gateway Bible 500 Buckingham Street Oakville, 274S676 Sunday, January 2— Sunday School for all ages, including adults, 9:30 ajn.; Morning Worship Service, 11; Children's Church ages 3 to 6,11:30, nursery care provided. Tuesday, January 4 — Musicians' Practice, 7:30 pjn. B'nai Israel Congregation Meets at St James Lutheran Church Peter Road, Southbury 264-6873 Friday, December 31 — Weekly Hebrew School, 4 to 5:45 p.m.; Services, 7.

Union Congregational 161 Buckingham Street Oakville, 274-4848 Thursday, December 30—Brownies, 6:30 p.m.; Quilting Club, 7; EAG Bible Study, 7. Sunday, January 2 — Worship Service, Church School, Holy Communion, 10:45. Tuesday, January 4 — Girl Scouts, 6:30 p.m.; Trustees Meeting, 7; A A Meeting, 7 3 0 . Wednesday, January 5—Children's Choir Grades K-5, 3:20 to 3:45 p.m.; Senior Choir Grades 9-adults, 7; Boy Scouts Troop 52,7:30. Bunker Hill Congregational 274 Bunker Hill Avenue Waterbury, (203) 757-0539 Thursday, December 30—Karate, 6 pjn.; Choir, 7. Saturday, January 1,2000 — Martial Arts, 10 a.m.; Al-Anon, 10. Sunday, January 2—Family Worship Service, 10 ajn. Monday, January 3 — King's Daughters, 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 4 — Girl Scouts. 3:30 pjn.; Cub Scouts, 7; Search Committee, 7. Wednesday, January 5 — Boy Scouts, 6 pjn. First Congregational 40 DeForest Street 274-6737 Thursday, December 30 — Power Squadron, 7 pjn. Friday, December 31 — Office closed. Sunday, January 2—One Worship Service only, 10 a j n , with Church School and nursery care. Monday, January 3 — Fix-Its Fellowship, 9 a.m.; Brownies, 3:30 pjn.; Adult Bell Choir, 7:30. Wednesday, January 5 — Youth Choir, 6:30p.m.; Boy Scouts, 7; Senior Choir, 7:30.

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All Saints' Episcopal 262 Main Street Oakville, 274-2352 Thursday, December 30 — Cub Scouts, 6 p.m. Friday, December 31 — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Saturday, January 1,2000 — Holy Eucharist. 10 a.m.. The Holy Name, New Year's Day. Sunday, January 2 — Holy Eucharist Rite II, 8 a.m.; Nursery/Sunday School, 9:45; Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10. Monday, January 3 — Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m.; Choir, 7. Tuesday, January 4 — Service of . , Eucharist, noon; Bible Study, 1 pjn.

St. Mary Magdalen (RC) 16 Buckingham Street Oakville, 274-9273 Thursday, December 30 — Mass for Margaret Pilch, 7:30 a.m.; Boy Scouts, church hall, 6 pjn. Friday, December 31 — Mass far Felix Kowalski, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, January 1, 2000 — No morning Mass; Vigil Mass for Domcnico DiStasi, 4 p.m. Sunday, January 2 — Mass for Claire Leroux, 7 a.m.; Mass for the parish, 8:30; Rosary, 9:30; Mass for Felix Suarez, 10; Mass for Marie Kudzma, 11:30. Monday, January 3 — Mass for Mrs.PasquaIinaFusco,7:30a.m.;CCD Grade 1, church hall, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 4 — Mass for Mrs. Bertha Kaminslcy, 7:30 a.m.; Legion of Mary, chapel, 1 pjn.; CCD Grade3to6atschool,3:45to4:45;Girl Scouts, church hall, 4 to 5:15; CCD Grade 7 at school, 5:45 to 6:45; Boy Scouts, church haJL 6:30. Wednesday, January 5 — Mass for James Floyd, 7:30 a.m.; CCD Grade 3 to 6 at school, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.; Fire of His Love Prayer Group, chapel, 7:30.

Christ Episcopal 25 The Green 274-1910 Saturday, January 1,2000—N.A. Meeting, 7 p.m. Sunday, January 2 — Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Holy Communion, 10:30. Monday, January 3 — A.A., !0:30 ajn.; Women's A.A., 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 4 — Al-Anon Meeting, 10 a.m.; Koinonia Gathering, St John the Evangelist (RC) 7:30 pjn. 574 Main Street Wednesday, January 5 — Holy 274-8836 Communion, 8 a.m.; Kinship Groups, Thursday, December 30 — Quil7:15 pjn. ters, church hall, 10 ajn.; Mass for an Thursday, January 6 — ECW end to abortion, 12:10 pjn. Meeting, lounge, 10 a.m. Friday, December 31 — Mass for Thomas Culver, 12:10pjn.; Vigil Mass Christ Episcopal of Thanksgiving, 5. Main Street Saturday, January 1,2000 —Mass Bethlehem, 266-7698 for William Grover, 12:10 pjn.; Vigil Sunday, January 2 — Holy EuchaMass of Thanksgiving, 5. rist and Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday, January 2 — Mass for deceased members of Paquin family, 7 St. George's Episcopal a.m.;MassforWalterG.Shurack,8:30; Tucker Hill Road Mass for Pasqualc Salvatore, 10; Mass Middlebury, (203) 758-9864 Thursday, December 30 — Choir for parishioners of St. John, noon; Folk Choir, sacristy, 4:30; Mass (Folk Mass) Rehearsal, 7:30 pjn. for Christopher Ciriello, 5; Bingo, Saturday, January 1,2000 — Holy church hall, 6:30. Eucharist and Healing Prayer, 5 p.m. Monday, January 3 —Mass, 12:10 Sunday, January 2 — Holy Euchapjn.; SJSCheerleading Practice, church rist, 9:30 a.m. hall, 2:30; CCD Process U and Grade 6 First Lutheran at school, 6:45; Folk Choir, sacristy, 88 Cooke Street 7:30. Waterbury, 753%223 Tuesday, January 4—Mass, 12:10 Saturday, January 1,2000—A.A., p.m.; Girl Scouts, church hall, 2:30; 5:30 pjn. CCD Grade 5 at Herriinway Park Sunday, January 2 — Worship School. 2:45; CCD Grades K to 5 at Service, Holy Communion, 9:30; Baldwin School, 3:20; CCD Grades K childcare9:30 to! 1:30; Sunday Schoo! to5atJudsonSchool,3:25;CCD Grade for all ages, 10:30. 7 and Process I at St. John School, 6:45; Wednesday, January 5 — Ladies Rosary and Novcna, church, 7. Aid Society, noon; Choral Choir, 7 Wednesday, January 5 — Mass, pjn. 12: lOp jn.; Children's Choir, choir loft, 6:30; Senior Choir, choir loft, 7. Our Savior Lutheran 505 South Main Street Our Lady ofLoreto (RC) Thomaston, 283-8480 12 Ardsley Road Sunday,January2—Sunday School (203) 757-eil2 begins, 9:15 a.m.;WorshipService with Thursday, December 30—Mass, 8 Holy Communion, 10:15, Coffee Hour ajn. following worship. Friday, December 31 — Mass, 8 Mattatuck Unitarian ajn. Vniversalist Society Saturday, January 1,2000—Mass, 122 South Pomperaug Avenue 8 ajn.; Vigil Mass, 4 pjn.; Sacrament Woodbury, 263-4810 of Reconciliation, 5. Sunday, January 2—Sunday ServSunday, January 2—Mass, 9 a.m.; ices and Religious Education, 10:30 Mass,]]. ajn., child care provided. Monday, January 3 —Mass, 8 ajn. Tuesday, January 4—Mass, 8 a.m. United Methodist Wednesday, January 5 — Mass, 8 305 Main Street 274-3785 v_ Thursday, December 30 — Boy Church of the Nativity (RC) Scouts, 6:30 pjn. .48 East Street, Bethlehem Sunday, January 2 — Sunday ' (203)266-5211 School, Adult Bible Study, 9 a.m.; Thursday, December 30—Mass, 8 Worship Service, 10:30. ajn, Monday, January 3—Brownies, 4 Friday. December 31 — Mass, 8 pjn.; Waterbury Chorale, 7; Cub a.m. Scouts, 7. Saturday, January 1.2000 — Vigil Tuesday, January 4 — Cherub Mass, 5 pjn. Choir, 4:14 to 5 p.m.; Junior/Youth Sunday, January 2—Mass, 8 ajn.; Choir, 5 to 6; Weight Watchers, 5:30; Mass, 9:30; Mass, 11. MYF, 6 to 7:15; Disciple Bible Study, Monday, January 3 —Mass, 8 a.m. 7. Tuesday, January 4 —Mass, 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 5 — Disciple Wednesday, January 5 — Mass, 8 Bible Study, 7 p.m. ajn.

Trio caught the parish 'Spirit1 long ago

TheentirecommunUyofStJohn the Evangelist School in Watertown came together during the holiday season to honor three of the school'smany volunteersand benefactors. The "Spirit of St. John" awards were presented to Leo Boisvert, Margaret "Peg" Campbell, and Maria Mancini during the school's annual holiday concert program. Mr. Boisvert's family originally was from Canada and settled in Watertown in 1924. He graduated from SL John the Evangelist School in 1930, and has many fond memories of Sister Emiliana. He then went on to Watertown High School, and then into a tool and die apprenticeship program at the Oakville Pin Co. During his many years as a toolmaker, Mr. Boisvert constantly made time to visit the school sisters and 10 provide supplies for the students as theneedarose. He has been a very active parishioner at St. John' the Evangelist Church for many years. He is now retired, and lives with his wife Stella in Watertown. Mrs. Campbell was born and raised in Watertown. Many still remember the general store her father ownedon Main SlreeLShe is

a graduate of St. Joseph College, and then enrolled in the Waterbury Hospital School of Medical Technology. After receiving her degree in medical technology, she served in the hospital's laboratory for 27 years. She then became the executive director of the United Cerebral Palsey School, and concluded her career asa receptionist-bookkeeper in the dental offices of Dr. H.D. Marggraff Jr. and Dr. Thomas Ravin. Mrs. Campbell completed six years as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist at SL John the Evangelist, and now serves as a lector there. She is a trustee of the parish and secretary of the St. John School Board. Mrs. Mancini was born in Italy and arrived in Watertown 25 years ago. She and her husband Carmen have two sons who graduated from St. John the Evangelist School. She has done volunteer work at the school as a room mother, bingo worker, library helper, and yard duty aide. She is a past vice president and past president of the parish council. She currently owns and operates Maria's Hairstylists salon at Heminway Center. Mrs. Mancini is a member of the

parish school board, and is a lector and Bucharistic minister for the parish church. She also volunteers at the children's Good News Time program at the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass. "Along with the awards presentations, St. John School thanked these three fine people," the parish stated. "Not only for all that they have done, but also for sharing all that they are with the entire SL John Parish school community."

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Exactly. Leo Boisvert, Margaret "Peg" Campbell, and Maria Mancini, left to right, recently received the "Spirit of St. John" award from the parish for outstanding service to the church community. Photo courtesy ofRosemary Grady.

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Kaihryn Lynch ofOahnlle, who attends the Children's Center of Greater Waterbury Health Center, was on hand with her classmates during the December 17 announcement of the partnership ofWaterbury Hospital and the Connecticut Children's Health Center. — Times Photo, Faber Support the Watertown Food Bank! Call 945-5252

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by Susan Faber WATERBURY — Waterbury Hospital officials term the recently announced affiliation with Connecticut Children's Medical Center of Hartford "historic," and the first of its kind for the hospital. The partnership will extend specialized pediairic services to the children of Waterbury and western Connecticut and will allow the hospital to maintain "pediatric care in this area," said Waterbury Hospital Presidentand CEO John Tobin at official announcement ceremonies December 17. "We feel what we're doing is a real gift to the children," Mr. Tobin said. "This partnership will bring an unprecedented level of pediatric medical expertise to Waterbury. Linking with a tertiary medical center dedicated only to the care of children ensures that Waterbury Hospital will remain a vital force in treating kids in the new century." Children who are seriously ill or need emergency services will receive care of the same quality as if they traveled to CCMC in Hartford, said Steven S. Schneider, M.D., vice president of medical affairs at Waterbury Hospital. "We have a system that is enhanced and improved," saidDr.Schnciderwho, with Dr. Richard Johnson, director of the hospital's pediatrics department, forged the affiliation agreement over the past year. For those children who require ongoing, specialized care, "we're now bringing the experts to them," Dr. Schneider added. "Receiving this level of care close to home will be a tremendous burden lifted for

many area families, and represents the next level of care for kids in our community." "In two weeks we're going to cross that bridge into the next millennium," Dr. Johnson said, linking care at Waterbury Hospital and specialty care at CCMC. Dr. Johnson will be on staff at both CCMCand Waterbury Hospital, solidifying both medical and administrative links between the two institutions, according to information from the hospital. In addition, Waterbury-area pediatricians will be able to receive continuing medical education credits via Real-Time video conferencing or videotapes of CCMC Pediatric Grand Rounds. A mini-fellowship program will also be offered to Waterbury-area physicians to provide hands-on training at CCMC in the latest techniques in pediatrics. "Now when your child is admitted to Waterbury Hospital, or is treated in our Emergency Department, he or she has effectively entered the CCMC system," Dr. Johnson noted. For those children who may require transfer to CCMC, the affiliation will emphasize seamless care. "It's a straight line for kids who need a smooth transition from one medical center to the other," he said. "We should lake care of kids as close to thedoorsteps of their homes as possible," said Larry Gold, CCMC's chief executive officer, and the center's specialists will be sent to Waterbury Hospital.CCMC is the only free standing institution


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in the state dedicated to kids and their families, Mr. Gold added. The affiliation, which will be implemented on January 1, aims "to make the transition to a highly specialized setting as transparent and anxiely-free as possible," said Dr.PaulDworkin, physician in chief at CCMC. Selected pediatric specialists from CCMC will be on site at Waterbury Hospital in the emergency department and pediatric care unit on a scheduled basis to provide outpatient, elective care to children with special needs, hospital officials said. Children with heart or pulmonary problems will now be cared for close to home, in most cases saving them and their families a round-trip to Hartford during a stressful time. In addition, all Waterbury Hospital Emergency Department physicians will receive special training in pediatric emergency medicine. "Children will benefit from doctors with advanced training in treating sick or injured kids when every second counts," saidRobertFemia, M.D., the hospital's medical director of emergency services.

Nutmeg Squares The Nutmeg Square and Round Dance Club will hold a plus-level square and round dance on Saturday, January 8,2000, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Judson School, 124 Hamilton Lane. Spectators are welcome. The theme will be "Crazy Hat Night." Jim Pulaski will be the caller, and Len and Helen DiFederico the cuers. The dances are held in .smokefree andalcohol-frceenvironments. A fee is charged per dancer; there's no charge for spectators. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 274-6876, 574-2947,or 283^952. Theclub is sponsored by theParksandRecreation Department.

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EOANNOU — A daughter, Elena Rose, December 15 in Waterbury Hospital, to Stephen G. Eoannou and Lisa Williams Eoannou of Oakville. Grandparents are Cliff and Anita Williams of Watertown, and Angelo and Pauline Eoannou of Kenmore, N.Y. Great-grandmother is Mis. Disokna Martinelli ofWaierbury.

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1.EARY — A son, Brian David, December 14 in St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, to David A. and Laura (Smeeth) Leary of Watertown. Grandparents are Doris Smeeth of Watertown, JoAnn Pooler of Holyoke, Mass., and David and Shirley Leary of Holyoke, Mass. Great-grandparents are Esther Gagnon and Marion Leary, both of Holyoke, Mass.

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ZEMA1TIS—Adaughter.Cyrena Marie, December 13 in Waterbury Hospital, to Jeffrey Alan and Paula Lynn (Mancini) Zemaitis, 355 Litchfield Road, Watertown. Grandparents areNickand Melissa Mancini of Oakville, and Joanne Zemaitis of Oakville. Great-grandparents are Maria Mancini of Oakville, Florence Naylor of Watertown, and Anthony Zemaitis of Watertown,

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Kindergarten registration procedures The School Department has announced registration procedures for children eligible to enter kindergarten in September of 2000 have been put in place. Betsy Hackett, director of special services for the department, said registration packets will be available at Polk, Griffin, Judson, and Baldwin schools the week of January 10 during regular school hours. Children who will be 5 years of age on or before January 1,2001 are eligible to begin kindergarten. Parents who decide they do not wish their child to participate for the 2000-2001 school year need to let the central office administration know such details by scheduling a meeting with the director of special services and completing a staterequired form. The administration is located in the Munson House at 10-12 DeForest Street All parents of prospective kindergartners will be invited to meet in January to hear about kindergarten curriculum, and the extended day kindergarten and developmenal kindergarten programs. Because thenewschoolwillnot be ready for meetings at that point, the same procedure followed in previous years will be in effect Griffin district parents will pick up their registration packet and attend parents' night at Griffin School, 26 Davis Street, Oakville; Polk district parents will go to Polk School, 435 Buckingham Street, Oakville; Judson district parents to Judson School, 124 Hamilton Lane; and Baldwin district parents to Baldwin School, North Street. For more information, call 9454808.

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The monthly support group I. "etingforspousesandpartnersof pc. sons with a major mental illness (bipolar, schizophrenia, major depression, or anxiety disorders) will be held Monday, January 17,at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 40 DeForest Street. The group's meetings generally are held the third Monday of each month. No registration is necessary. Information is kept confidential. For more information, call Bev Monterosso at 274-5841.

Book talk SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Library, Main Street South, has announced its next two sessions of its Book Talk program at 2 p.m. Scheduled Monday, January 3,

is To See You Again by Joyce Gabriel, while on Monday, February 7, Joyce Ware will present J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Hilja Wescott at (203) 264-1716, or Lois Wolsch at (203) 262-6123.

Open house at Forman LJTCHFIELD—An open house will be held Friday, January 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Forman School, 12 Norfolk Road, in its Chase Library. The school is a private, co-ed, college preparatory school for students in Grades 9 to 12 who have been diagnosed as having specific learning differences or dyslexia. Reservations should be made in advance by calling the admissions office at (860) 567-8712, exL 220.

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Palmer RebeccaLee Thomas, daughter of RobertandNancy Thomas of Taylor, Pa., was married to Michael Jason Palmer,sonofMr.andMrs.LouisPalmerofWatertown, on October 9 at Taylor United Methodist Church in Taylor, Pa. The Rev. George Kramer officiated, and a reception was held at St George's Hall in Taylor. The maid of honor was Krista Baltosch and the bridesmaid was Kathy Jennings. The best man was Andrew Palmer and the groomsman was Neil Archibald. Mrs. Palmer graduated from Riverside High School in Taylor in 1993 and from Paul Smiths College in Paul Smith, N.Y., in 1995. She is a front office supervisor at the Heritage Resort and Conference Center in Southbury. Mr. Palmer graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury in 1993 and from Paul Smiths College in 1995. He is a field supervisor at Planters' Choice Nursery in Watertown.



The senior center at 311 Falls Avenue, Oakville, will be closed tomorrow (Friday) through Sunday for the New Year's holiday break. The American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 548 of Wateitown, tentatively will have its next general meeting and board of director sessions in March, 2000, or pending the completion of renovations at the center. Call for up-

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Breslin Laura E. Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Phillips of Oakville, was manied to William J. Breslin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Breslin of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., on July 31,1999 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Waterbury. TheRev.JamesG.Bradleyofficiated,andareception was held at 500 Blake Street Cate in New Haven. The maid of honor was Sarah Phillips and the bridesmaid was Tracey Breslin. The best man was Michael P. Zoeller and the usher was Gerald S. Hanson. Mrs. Breslin graduatedfromWatertown High School and from the University of New Haven in West Haven, where she is studying for an M.B.A. She is a customer servicerepresentanve for Webster BankinWallingford. Mr. Breslin graduated from Comsewogue School in Port Jefferson Station and from the University of New Haven. He is a technical support person for Computer Sciences Corp. in East Hartford. Photo courtesy of Photography by Ann.

Except for lunch and the billiards room, all regular activities at the center have stopped, until further notice, due to the renovations. Listen to any of the area radio stations for information on whether senior citizen programs have been postponed or cancelled due to inclementconditions or emergencies. Seniors who could use a "Touch of Sunshine" by hearing from friends or getting mail are: Pete Zubik, The Greenery, 117 Whitewood Avenue, Waterbury 06708;

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Rusnak, Trevor Russo, Edward Sakl.Brian Salvietti, Christina Swanson, and John Tomasiewicz. Grade 10, High Honors—NoelleAmmoruEricaBailey, Valerie Bates, Matthew Bavone, Nicole Boisvert, William Busk, Lauren Capolupo,ShannaColangelo,AngelaDaddona, Tara DiDomizio, Randi Donahue, Jonathan GJlbode, John Gray, Nicholas Graziano, M onicaGreatorex, Christine Hayes, Cynthia Kennedy, Amy Kiraly, Justin Laribee, John MacSweeney, Kari Mahon, and Robert Mancini. Also, Jennifer Monson, Megan Orrino, Kelly Palmer, Melanie Pennella, Jessica Rafferty, Katherine Rinaldi, Daniel Sforza, Brian Torp, Bryan VanSteenbergen, and Jessica Vitarelli. Honors—James Accuosti, Kimiko Acri, Jason Apicella, Ashley Balducci, Rebecca Barnes, Michelle Boisvert, Elsie Bruno, Denise Carlascio, Christine Catarino. Stephanie Ceniccola, Carmen Ciarlo, Stephanie Colella, Jamie Crowell, Timothy Cunningham Jr., John D'Addona Jr., GinaDiBiase, Jason Dombrowski, Aaron Dubauskas, Lindsey Eberle, Jaimme Eckert, Cara Fahy, Marissa Finke, Michelle Francis, Anthony Gardino, Adam Germain, and Jennifer Guerrera. Also, Justin Heinemann, LisaHellmann, Keith Hemenway, Casey Honegger, Michael Horbachuk, Patrick Jacques Jr., Christine Johnson, Lindsey Lefevre, Ryan Lichwalla, Christina Liuzzo, Joseph Mancini, Evan McBride, Jesse Mclhtyre, Shane McQuade, Jonathan Menaker, Nicholas Pannone, Jordan Patterson, Christopher Perugini, Ian Purdy, Keith Quadrato, Angelo Sanzari, Joseph Walluck, Amanda Walsh, and Todd Way. Grade 9, High Honors — Julie Alex, Melissa Barber, James Belforti, Christy Borkowski, Scott Cary, Elizabeth Chasse, Sarah Clark, Christopher Donston, Steven Guerrera, GarrettHayes, Ashley Julian, Benjamin Lawlor, Audra Leach, Jason Lopez, Nicholas Mancini, William McKhmon Jr., KellyMichaelis,BryanO'Neill,ErinO'NeilLPatrickO'Neill, Mark Ocampo, Alissa PieL Joseph Proulx, Kristina Santos, and Jake Sklanka. Honors—Michael Andrew, Steven Bartholomew, Kyla Basher, Emily Boisvert, MeghanBymes, Richard Casey JT., Stephanie ChicosJd, Kathleen Clark, Sara Coppola, Kate Curtis, Shane Dobkins, John Doty, Jillian Farrand, Christopher Fidao, Jared Fray, Emily Galpin, Karl Granoth Jr., Gregory Haenig, Jennifer Hanover, Kevin Harrison, Dawn Healy, Andrew Jones, Stephen Kalach, Adam Lodzsun, Gina Mancini, Matthew Mangione, Christina Mastropietro, and Kathleen Miranda. Also, Erin Newmann, Lauren Palladino, Jennifer Palleria Matthew Plude, Steven Quadrato, Jonathan Ramsay, Jamie Razz, Joseph Rosa Jr., Mitchell Russo, Stacey SanAngelo, nuturijeSira,MelissaSoto,StephenStango,RaymondStorez, Crystal Thomas, and Michele Umbro.

The Honor Roll for the first marking period at Watertown High School has been released. The students making the list are as follows: Grade 12,HighHonors—MelissaAesif, RyanAmmon, Sarah Ayotte, Lori Bartholomew, Erika Bergstrom, Melissa Boutote, Christine Buso, Fina Cavallo, Heather Cianciolo, Stacey Coventry,. John Daddona, Thomas Demers, Aimee DiBlasi, Colleen Downey, Danielle Durso, Jamie Eberle, Thomas Evans, KaitlinFarrell, Caitlin Flynn, Melissa Fortier, Kimberly Genovese, Shana Goodman, Sean Harrell, Courtney Hasenbein, Karen Hays, and Courtney Hosking. Also, William Hosking, Alex Hudimatch, Andreas Huldisch, Matthew Johnson, Kevin Kalach, Michael Kazlauskas, Tomasz Kuzebski, William Lubak, Julia Mangione, Heather McGaughan, Nigjar Memeti, Todd Michaelis, Christina Minutillo, Theresa Palmer, Jennifer Pires, Rachel Russo, Jamie Scholl, Christina Schultze, Mary Sheehan,StephanieSkiba,TimothySmith,MelissaSLAndre, Amy VanSteenbergen, Krystal Wills, and Jennifer Zaremski. Honors — Tina Adams, Timothy Baker, Nina Bennett, James Boisvert. Melissa Bradshaw, Bryan Brown, Jeremy Brown, Alicia Cipriano, Jason Cipriano, Michelle Crocco, Jessica DeSimone, Elizabeth Dumas, Heather Erickson, MarissaFontuAnnFreiheit,MichelleGilbert, Jeffrey Grasso, Audra Graziano, Marissa Hastetler, Leann Hubert, Timothy Jacobson, Izabela Kuzebski, Jacqueline Loyer, Joseph Loyer, Melinda Lutter, Nadia Mancini, Stefanie Marcucio, Vito Matozzo, Kaitlin McCarthy, RyanMitchell, JenetteMontagna, Charles Mulligan, Nicholas Napp, Tma Polletta, Sandra Price, Jessica Proulx, Rosina Pucino, Monica Rinaldi, Lisa Rosa, Kristen Sawyer, Gregory Veneziano, and Lynne Zakowich. Grade 11, High Honors — Kristen Alldredge, Ann Belforti, Alaina Bielarczyk, Audra Bouffard, Rory Butterly, Dustin Bytautas, Christine Calabrese, John Calabrese, Rebecca Casey, Melissa Ciamp j , Henry Cyr, Patrick Dzioba, Lauren Fogarty, Jennifer Hill, Lisa Lavallee, Kris tinaMorales, Preelhi Nampoothiri, KristenO'Neill, Marie Palladino, Marc Pardee, Ryan Parenteau, Rose Polletta, Sabrina Rinaldi, and Shawn Thompson. Honors — Steven Acri, Katie Ayotte, William Balanda, Kimberly Barber, Allison Bartkus, Keriman Bayram, Sara BeckIey,CaraBeIlagamba,LeahBcllemare,JessicaBouchcr, Brian Brandt, Heather Buso, Timothy Cary, Jason Dreem, Nicole DeVito, Matthew Frappier, Jennifer Frenkel, Crystal Gagnon, Lindsey GugUotti, Stephanie Hughes, Moira Jacobson, Katie Kaiser, Joseph Katz, Brian Kehoe, Jessica Likley, KalhleenLupher, Julia Lynch, and Christine Mangiulli. Also, Matthew Mikush, Laura Morgan, Justin Newmann, Tammy Norton, Diana Palombo, Assunda Pucino, Stacy Ramponi, Christina Rinaldi, Robero Rinaldi, Catherine

Hospice ornaments The 1999 "Hospice Angel" ornaments still are available from Watertown'sVNAHealthatHome, Inc. The fourth in a series, the 1999 ornament was created by Woodbury Pewter. They are selling for$5 each, with all proceeds benefnting the hospice program of VNA Health at Home. Ornaments can be purchased at the agency, Suite 101 at 27 Princeton Road, or at the following locations: Harvest Moon Marketplace and Deli, Chubba's Bagelry, and Allyn'sCleaners in Watertown; the Waterbury Hospital Gift Shop in Walerbury; Dr. Wadeand the Town

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Web' THOMASTON—The Thomaston Opera House will be holding open auditions for its March production of "Charlotte's Web" on Sunday, January 9, at 4 p.m., and Monday, January 10, at 7 p.m. at the 158 Main Street facility. "Charlotte'sWeb"isachildren's classic story by E.B. White about a little girl named Fem who loved a little pig named Wilbur, and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte, a beautiful large gray spider who lived with Wilbur in the bam. With the helpofTempleton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to be quite a pig. "Charlotte's Web" is considered by many to be one of the best children's books ever written. Casting requirements call for 18 roles, ages 10 and over, with a minimum of six adults. The show will be directed by Paul Revaz.

Then Thomaston Opera House is also seeking volunteers to participate in several technical aspects of the production. Persons interested in volunteering should attend one of the auditions, call the TOH business office at (860) 283-8558, or e-mail [email protected]

Fishing, hunting licenses for 2000 Fishing and hunting licenses for the 2000 season are-now available at the town clerk's office in the Town Hall, 37 DeForest Street Town Clerk Dolores LaRosa said the licenses may be picked up weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Town offices will be closed Friday through Sunday, January 2, for the New Year's holiday break.

Checkers anyone? Griffin School on Davis Street, Oakville, has put out the call to any interested senior citizen who would like to teach checkers or chess to students aged 5 to 10 at the school. Any interested party should call the senior center, 311 Falls Avenue, at 945-5250.

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WORKING THE GLASS: Watertown's Chris Smolley drives the baseline to lay in two of his 10 points on the night in the Indians' 59-51 NVL boys basketball victory overAnsonia at the Cook Gymnasium on December 21. Photo courtesy of Dick Beveridge.

Profitable fourth quarter Indians dominate final eight minutes in win over Ansonia by Jim Dreber It must have been a very satisfying Christmas forWatertown High School boys basketball coach Andrew Taddei Jr. and his Indians, and did they ever deserve it. Junior guard Engjell Pasha scored eight of his team-high 20 points to lead a 26-point fourth quarter charge as the Indians defeated Ansonia, 59-51, at the Cook Gymnasium on December 21. In winning its second consecutive game after ending an 87-game losing streak three days earlier, WHS shone from the free throw line, accounting for 14 points in the final quarter, a burst that pleased Taddei. "It was great to see us step it up in that fourth quarter;" said Taddei. "The free-throw shooting was the big key; we were able to get them in foul trouble, and I'm confident that when we get to the line, the guys are going to make their shots." Pasha also contributed nine rebounds and five steals. Justin Neumann added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Indians, who rebounded ferociously, grabbing 40

boards on the night. "Justin was something," said Taddei, whoknew thai being active underneath the basket would decide (he outcome. "We talked about the need to own the boards, and I reiterated it throughout the game." Obviously, Taddei's message got through. The Indians, who should have been relaxed after removing their albatross, instead came out very tentative, missing a pair of lay-ups in the opening minute. It wasn't until 5:26 remained in the quarter with Ansonia leading, 6-0, that a Scott Zwiebel free throw put WHS on the board. With the ice broken, the Indians began to play more aggressively, and dominate the boards, as a Pasha put-back, aZwiebel drive, and Chris Smolley put-back of a missed Pasha three-point shot, his subsequent free throw, and another put-back by Zwiebel capped an 11-0 WHS run. ARyanGeise three-pointer from the baseline gave the Indians a 1611 lead at the end of the quarter, as

the crowd rewarded the home team a loud round of applause. The Chargers answered with a 5-0 run at the beginning of the second quarter, which Pasha ended with a three-point play. Trailing 19-18, Watertown went on another run, led again by Pasha, whose drive and running jumper put WHS on top, 24-20. Moving the ball like the Celtics of the '80s, the Indians capped a late possession on which everyone got a hand on the ball by finding Neumann, who buried a wide-open jump shot to make the score 29-20. "Terrific interior passing," said Taddei. To Taddei's chagrin, however, the Indians got sloppy in the final minute of the quarter, with turnovers leading to six quick Charger points that closed the half time gap to 29-26. As bad as the last minute was, it was small potatoes compared to the third quarter, which could have been a nightmare, but was only a bad dream. "That's going to happen," said (Continued on page 21)

PUTTING IT UP: And in the basket for two points is Tina Morales (14) of Watertown High School. In back-to-back victories last week.thejunior guardaveraged 12 points per game as the Indians, who return to action this (Thursday) evening at home against Kennedy High,improvedu>4-2.Photo courtesy ofDickBeveridge. "She had a terrific game," said by Jim Dreher ANSONIA — Despite playing Indians' coach Frank Judson of for the fifth time in nine days, the Belforti, who was 9-of-12 from the Watertown High School girls bas- floor and 9-of-13 from the free ketball team had enough spring in throw line on the evening. For the second time in as many its collective step to defeat Ansonia High School, 61-48, in its first trip games, the Indians also shut down to the new Chargers' gym on De- theopponent's leading scorer, holding Ansonia's Maria Skoniecki, cember 22. The victory, their second who had been averaging 19 points straight, gave the Indians a 4-2 per game, to a season-low eight. "Kelly (Rowan) and Kellie record as they headed into the holi(Buccini) took turns guarding her day break. Junior Ann Belforti led the Indi- and did a great job," said Judson. Keeping Skoniecki in check ans with a career-high 30-point effort, with 14 coming in the fourth allowed the Indians to take a 10-5 (Continued on page 21) quarter.

Co-Op hockey tripped up by North Haven by Jim Dreher NORTH HAVEN — The Watertown/Pomperaug Co-Op hockey team, playing its second game in as many nights and third in five nights, gave it a great try, but came out on the short end of a 4-3 score against North Haven in overtime at the Northford Arena on December 22. North Haven's Kevin Regan killed the Indians; his game-winning goal, a shot from the top of the faceoff circle to the left of Co-Op goalie Mike Fusco, came with 10 seconds remaining in the extra session and was his third of the

evening. Watertown trailed at the end of the first two periods by 2-1 and 3-2 scores, but tied thegame in the third period, despite playing with only four healthy defensemen. "We started slowly, but began to take it to them in the second period, but we couldn't catch abreak," said Indians' coach Pete Montesano. Regan's two goals in the opening period gave North Haven a 2-0 advantage, but Keith Shalvoy got the Indians on the board before the end of the period. (Continued on page 22)

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registration begins Jan. 8 Water-Oak Little League signup sessions for the 2000 season will be held in the lobby of SwiftJunior High School, 250 Colonial Street, Oakville, on Saturdays, January 8 and 22, as well as February 5 and 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Parks and Recreation Department office at Suite 108 of DepotSquare,51 Depot Street, will handledaily registration from noon4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

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TOP ROOKIE: Jeffrey Unsky Jr. ofWatertown was named the 1999 Rookie of the Year at the Silver City Quarter Midget Racing The Watertown Rapids Girls Club ofMeriden. Photo courtesy of Jeff Unsky Sr.

Local racer wins award For Jeffrey Linsky Jr. ofWatertown, a member of the Silver City Quarter Midget Club in Meriden, hard work has beenrewarded,as he was named the 1999 Rookie of the Year. Since age 3, Linsky, who is now 8, has enjoyed racing, watching Winston Cup races on television. At age S, he began attending races at Stafford Motor Speedway and Loudon (N.H.) Motor Speedway to watch live action. Linsky, who is an A and B student at Griffin School in Oakville, was introduced to quarter-midget racing by his father and some close friends, and decided to give it a try at his usual 101 per cent level. Starting out in the junior novice

division and finishing in the junior Honda division, Linsky absorbed plenty of lessons about racing, sportsmanship and discipline, both on and off the track. Racing at several different tracks this season, Jeff won at Syracuse and Little T Speedway in Thompson, finished second at Fulton, N.Y., but he posted most of his victories at his home track. When not racing, Linsky is busy absorbing more knowledge by watching more experienced drivers and applying the lessons to his next competition. Linsky finished the year with 12 feature wins, six second-place, and seven third-place finishes.

College Notes Senior forward ALICYN SAUCIER of Oakville, a 1996 Watertown High School graduate, completed her colleigiate field hockey career at Nichols College (Dudley, Mass.) with a great senior season in 1999. Saucier finished third on the Lady Bison in both goals (7) and points (18), as Nichols finished the season with a 7-9 record that included five one-goal losses, including two in double-overtime. For her career, Saucier finished woth 20 goals and nine assists for a total of 49 points.

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Gold Circle to honor WHS stars on Jan. 9 The Water-Oak Gold Circle of Sports will hold its annual brunch for the All-NVL and All-State athletes, from Watertown High School on Sunday, January 9, at 10 a.m. at The Bungalow, 16 Straits Turnpike. In all, 30 athletes from 1999 spring and fall seasons will be honored. They are: SPRING 1999 Girls Track — *Sara Beckley, 'Michelle Crocco, "Tina Polletta, Lynn Haggis, 'Heidi Hough, and Kate Mulreed. Girls Tennis — Heather McGaughan and Allison Catanese. Softball — Dani Brown and Fi6r Arrindell. Boys Track — Bill Galpin and 'Tony Perugini. Boys Tennis — Brian Ray, Carl Wilson, snd Ryan Geise.

Golf — Bob Sakalas. FALL 1999 Cross Country — 'Alex Hudimatch, Shane McQuade, Tina Polletta, Lynn Haggis, Kate Kafchinski, and Abigail Hough. Boys Soccer—Joe Katz. Girls Soccer — 'Kellie Buccini and Sara Beckley. Football — 'Jim Fitzpatrick and Chris Smolley. Girls Swimming — Rose Polletta, Katie Lupher, and Morgan Lacilla. 'denotes All-State status.

Admission is free for the honored athletes; tickets, which may be purchased at ihe door, are $10 for parents and friends. For informn'on, call either Fred MacLeland (274-2113) or Jim Krayeske (274-3102). NOTES: The Gold Circle will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, January 3, at the Oakville VFW Post 7330 hall, 85 Davis Street, at 7:15 p.m. Gold Circle President Tom Leece announced that resumes for prospective Gold Ring nominees

Yeah, John Rocker is a goofball.... But beware of the Thought Police ;

by Jim Dreher

Here's a fantasy scene for the year 2000: "And now, Mr. John Rocker will address the United Nations." We solidly agree with the collective wisdom that Rocker is off his rocker with some of his observations, but what is scarier to us, and should be to anyone who believes in the guaranteed right of free speech afforded to us by the Constitution, are the reactionsof those who wantRocker fined, suspended, retired, or deported. Those are the folks who we should be keeping a watch on, because the Constitution protects the rights of not only the politically correct Thought Police, but the rights of people who want to say idiotic things as well. As long as Rocker wasn't wearing his Braves' uniform or was in his workplace when he made his statements, neither the team or Major League Baseball has the right to touch him monetarily; he can (and will) be called on the carpet by Bud (unwiser) Selig and reprimanded. Rocker's real punishment will come when he has to deal with his teammates and peers in spring training. Why weren't people as outraged when third-rate actor Alec Baldwin (jokingly, he now says) called for the stoning of Illinois U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde last winter, is what we're trying to figure out The 2-1 Watertown High School boys basketball team resumes its season this evening against Wilby at the Cook Gym; even if the Indians don't win another game, this season is already a success Bill Russell has turned into Mr. Public Relations, hasn't he? " Speaking of Russ,isn'titajoke that these millennium lists rate Michael Jordan higher than him? All Russell did was win in high school,college, and 11 times in 13NBA seasons, and was the first African-American coach to win not just one, but two championships in that role. We'd rate not just Russell, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain ahead of Jordan, of whom we had our fill long ago. Any list that doesn't have The Babe at the top isn't worth the paper it's printed on, anyway. All the man did was: hit and pitch a franchise to its last championship; save a game which was in ruins due to scandal; revolutionize offense and pitching approaches, making the term "Ruthian" the catch phrase for all things large; his presence made the Yankees a dynasty, the undisputed Team of the Century; he was revered by, and in turn, he revered his biggest fans, who were the children; he was always available, always approachable, always signing ... for free. On the flip side, when did anyone ever see Jordan do anything or appear anywhere for something which didn't have a marketing purpose attached toil? And just try getting a Jordan autograph without shelling out at least a few C notes Sports Illustrated's Connecticut Top 50 list is interesting, but Bruce Jenner is not Connecticut's best; and as a fellow Newtown High graduate, it pains me to admit that. Jenner, bom and raised in New York, attended NHS for the better part of two years, and while he played football and ran track, but wasn't a decalhlete; he would later become one at Graceland College in Iowa. After graduation, he left Newtown, and hasn't returned since having the football field and track named in his honor. Not exactly deep Nutmeg Slate roots. In its never-ending quest for political correctness, SI also placed Kristine Lilly of the U.S. women's soccer team fourth, ahead of Chris Drury, Bobby Valentine, and Brian Leetch. Spare us, please. If Valentine isn't No. 2 behind maybe Steve Young, the list is bogus. . . . And where was Naugatuck's Spec Shea, anyway? Since everyone else is doing it, here are our lists for the "Best of the 1900s": BEST TEAMS WE SAW: Yankees, Celtics, Canadiens, Cowboys, Notre Dame Football, Kentucky Basketball, USA Men's Olympic Basketball, USSR Hockey, Brazil Men's Soccer, USA Ryder Cup. EVENTS WE'DLOVETO HAVE BEEN AT: 1980—USA 4.USSR 3.... 1951 — Bobby Thomson's "Shot" 1958 — Colts OT Giants in title game 1973 — Secretarial by 31 lengdis at the Belmont 1971 — Frailer over Ali in "The Fight" at MSG 1975 — AE over Frazier in the Thrila in Manila.... 1936 — Jesse Owens hands Hitler his first setbacks.... 1999—MetsoutlastBravesinNLCSClassicGameFive(we were at that one).... 1982—Chargers-Dolphins playoff.... 1968 —Bob Beamon not only breaks, but shatters Iongjump record 1954—Roger Bannister breaks four-minute-mile barrier. . . . 1992 — Duke 104, Kentucky 103 in NCAA East Regional Final 1975 — Game Six at Fenway. BEST (NORTH AMERICAN) ATHLETES: Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe, Carl Lewis, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Wayne Gretzky, Bill Russell, Bo Jackson, Willie Mays, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim Brown, Joe Louis, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jack Nickiaus, Martina (Continued on page 22) must be submitted at this meeting, and only members attending this

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. JANUARY CALENDAR: 8th—NW District Awards U-9 groups, where participation awards win be presented Banquet, Amber Roqriu Danbury; U-9, -10 and-11. boys to all players. Each team will be guaranteed five games, and girls teams, Division H will receive their trophies and •playing on a point system for the final match. Games will • awards...., 9th—NW District Awards Banquet, Amber be 18 minutes in length and teams wall use Eve players phis'. Room; U-12,-13 and T14 boys and girls teams, DivisiohH a goalkeeper. The U-10 and U-9 age groups will field six will receive awards.... 9ih -—WAYS Monthly Meeting at players plus agoalkeeper. The maximum number of players Thornaston Sayings Bank community room, 565 Main per roster is 18.The tournament is sanctioned by USYSA Street, Watertown.... 10th — CJSABoard of Directors and played under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Junior and Rules Revision Meeting, noon, CJSA Headquarters.. Soccer Association. Placement is on a first-come, first.'. 15th - - N W District Awards BanquetAmber Room; U- served basis. For more information on the tournament, or 9, -10 and-11 boys and girls Division I teams will receive for an application, call Don Murphy at (203) 266-0515 or awards.... 16th—NW District Awards Banquet,Atnber e-mail to [email protected];-...-*; District director of: RGOHS; U-12, -13 and -14 boys and girls teams, Diviosnl coaching and district select coach Rick: Bryant has will receive awards. District Select Team members will be announced the district will h&vb teams in,me following : --ed. . . . 28th — 9th annual GJSA President's brackets: U-1I, -13 and"-14 girls and U-U, -12, -14 and- • Dinner, Marriott Hotel, Fannmgton. Call CJSA Office at 16 boys. , (860)224-2572 for details 29th— 13th anmialCJSA. • R E F E R E E CERTIFICATION AND RECERAmum] Convention/Workshops, Marriott Hotel, TIFICATION: New Soccer Referee Certification. Classes Farmington. Soccer and camps from arourid the country wUl be held on: January 27 in BrookjSeld, call Ride will be represented. Soccer clinicsand workshops;willbe Garafola(77-5-8l88);Fermiary.3mWateitown, call Dave held. Admission is free. ! Logie (274-4831); February 3 in New Milfard, call Scott; NOTES: Nominations are stiHbeing accepted forNW Barksdale (350-2785); March 2^inSouthbury, call George District Referee and Coach of the Year. Coach of the Year Jaramillo (264-0107); and March 15 in Newtown, call AnneBrennan (426-3661 j . . . .All USSFreferees that want noiT)inationsshouldbeaddressedto:EdBeban,50MLkelm Street, Toirington 06790; Referee of the Year nominations lorecertify for the 2000 season wifl be able to do so at clinics thatwillbe held throughput the state.;.. ; should be addressed to: DRA Gary Smith, 20 Farmdale Road, Watertown 0 6 7 9 5 . . . . A ' D ' Licenseclass; will be •"':••'. To recertify at one of the clinics, you must preregister held at the annual General Meeting on January 29 and at for that clinic. No one will be ^permitted to attend a : the ;Oafcwoodj Soccer Facility in February. . . . Joanne recertification unless he or she is ^reregistered for that Holland has been appointed secretary for fee Watertown clinic. ' : Association for Youth Soccer.. ..The Northwest District i Preregister by filling out the USSFforny staple your of the CJSA needs people to represent the district as Top. check made out to CSRD in the amount of $30(Grade 1-. Soccer and Recreational Service Committee 8)brS45(Grade5-6)?foreachrefereeUiatthecheck covers Representatives. Interested parties should call Dave Johns '• • toy9urfilledompreregisErationfomi.MailbothipSDI,27 .: Sherman Soccer Cub will host . Manila Street, Oakville 06779. the" third amuaJ Striker Indoor Soccer Winter Classic Clinics remaining are: Friday, January 21,6:00pjn. at Tournamenton January29-30 at tbe.O'Neffl Center on the James Morris School, Morris; Saturday, January29, annual campus of Western Connecticut State' University in ..General Meeting, CJSA Office. " • • • . . D anbury. Individual prizes willbe awarded to the first- and :: ...Phone calls or messages left on ^answering machine second-place teams in each Bge group except the U-.10 and - will not be! accepted as p " " a 50-48 lead 2:51 left With the Chargers unable to sustain to any kind of offense, the Indians continued to grab rebounds and convert free throws the remainder of the way, with Neumann converting his final attempt with five seconds remaining. Smolley scored lOpointsforthe 2-1 Indians, who gave everyone in town a reason to enjoy their holiday feast all the more. BASELINES :The Indians return to action this (Thursday) evening against Wilby at WHS Sacred Heart hosts WHS on January 3, with the game being played at Kennedy High School Varsity games begin at 7:00 pjn. WHS vs. Ansonia, December 21 Neumann 3-8-14, Smolley 2-6-10, Zweibel 3-1-7, Pasha 7-4-20, Sakl 0-2-2, Geise 2-1-6. TOTALS 17 22 59. Team 1 2 3 4 Total AHS 13 13 12 13 51 WHS 16 13 4 26 59 3-pt. FG: Pasha (2), Geise. Record: WHS 2-1.

WHS girls whip Ansonia GUARDIAN ENGJEUL: Watertown's Engjell Pasha uses some body English to urge his third quarter shot into the basket during December 21 game against. Ansonia at WHS. Pasha scored 20 points to lead Indians to 59-51 victory, their second straight. Photo courtesy of Dick Beveridge.

WHS boys win again (Continued from page 19) Taddei. "You're going to have runs where you just can't get it going." Despite scoring only four points in the quarter, Watertown found itself trailing only 38-33. "The key is to regroup, get it back together and then reassert

yourself," said Taddei. Continuing to attack the glass with vigor, the Indians did regroup; they never stopped working, and took what they were given at the line. They never trailed after two Smolley free throws gave them a 45-44 lead. After Pasha drilled his second trey of the quarter, a Smolley steal led to a Geise lay-in that gave WHS

(Continued from page 19) lead after the first quarter, which they extended to 28-14 at halftone. Belforti and junior guard Tina Morales (13 points on 5-for-l2 shooting) each connected on a pair of three-point shots in the second quarter. Watertown led after three quarters, 45-28, as it continued to successfully employ a box-and-one defense that limited the Chargers. In the final quarter, Ansonia decided its best chance of closing the gap was to send the Indians to the foul line, which might beagood strategy—if you're putting a struggling shooter on the line, that is. That failed strategy put Belforti,

BEST ON THE FIELD: Among the honorees at the recent Watertown High School field hockey banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington were Erica Bergstrom, at left, and Melissa Aesif, who were both named 0 the All-State Second Team. Bergstrom and Aesif, who served as co-captains, were also named co-winners cfthe Best Offensive Player award. Photo courtesy of Kim Bergstrom. who made 8-of-l 1 in the final quarter at the line, in position to put the game away. Despite the loss of forward Sara Beckley, who fouled out, the Indians were able to get the work done under the boards, as Buccini (8) The St. John theEvangelistboys and Belforti (7) led the rebounding basketball team opened its 19992000 season with wins over St. Buccini also contributed 10 Francis of Naugatuck, St. Lucy's, points and three assists for WHS. SS. Peter and Paul, and SL Francis CAROMS: WHS visits Wilby Xavier before dropping a close this (Thursday) evening, then plays decision to St. Margaret's. at home against Sacred Heart (JanuWith a 4-1 regular season recary 5) and Seymour (January 7). ord, the Blue Streaks next played WHS at Ansonia, December 22 an exhibition contest against Beckley 0-0-0, Belforti 9-9-30, crosstown rival Swift and, led by Buccini 4-2-10, Fonti 0-0-0, C. co-captains Brian Baudinet and Joe Gagnon 0-0-0, H. Gagnon 0-0-0, Nolan, held off the Eagles, 49^8, Jacobson 2-0-4, Jones 1 -0-2, Kiraly onDecember22atWatertownHigh 0-0-0, Morales 5-1-13, Rowan 0-2School. 2. TOTALS 21 14 61. STATUNE: Baudinet is averTaam 1 2 3 4 Total aging 28 points, nine rebounds and WHS 10 18 17 16 61 five steals per game. . . . Nolan AHS 5 9 14 20 48 owns averages ofl2 ppg and lOrpg 3-pt. FG: Belforti (3), Morales (2). thus far. Record: WHS 4-2.

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Against the WHS Alumni on December 23, the Indians took an 8-7 loss at Taft, with Jon Gilbert scoring twice. (Continued from page 19) Jon Gilbert and Shalvoy led the ICE SHAVINGS: Indians play Indians with a goal and assist each. their next two games on home ice, RichGiardina scored hisfourth goal against Lyman Hall on January 3 of the season in the second period and New Fairfield on January 8, both at 7:30 p.m. to tie the game at 2-2. Colin White and Jake Moriarty each had one assist for the Indians, while Fusco stopped 24 of the 28 shots he faced. The Watertown Recreation For the third consecutive game, Departmentissponsoringabustrip the Indianspiayed a solid defensive to Madison Square Garden in New game, and skated away with a 4-1 York City for the men's basketball victory against Farmington at Avon game between UConn and St. on December 21 for their efforts. John's University on Monday, '•This was our best effort of the February 21,2000. season thus far," said Montesano. The bus will depart from the The victory came with a stiff Depot Square, 51 Depot Street, at price, however, as junior Aaron 9:00 a.m., and will return sometime Ladd suffered a broken left wrist around 11:00 p.m. that will sideline him for six weeks. Tickets are $54 per person for Fellow defenseman Spencer Bron- Watertown residents and $59 for son will miss three weeks of action non-residents; the price includes after separating his left shoulder. round-trip motorcoach transportaGilbert led the Indians with a tion, game ticket, and leisure time pair of goals, his fourth and fifth of in New York City prior to the 7:00 the season, while Giardina added p.m. tipoff. his third and Shalvoy scored his For more information, call the " first. Recreation Department at 945Left wing Brendan White con- 9246. tributed three assists that tied him for the team scoring lead with Gilbert, each with seven points in four games. Gilbert, Aaron Ladd, and Brian White also contributed WATERBURY — The Youth an assist apiece. Activities Committee of the WaterFusco, who "was great through- bury Lodge of Elks will hold its out the game," according to Monte- annual Hoop Shoot competition for sano, made 18 saves for the 3-1 boys and girls ages 8-13 living in Indians, who handed Farmington Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Cheshire, Middlebury and its first setback in five games. After the game, the Indians took Southbury. It will take place Suna five-day holiday break, and were day, January 9, with registration at scheduled to resume action on 9:30 a.m. and competition beginDecember 28 against Rocky Hill ning at 10 a.m. at the Chase Park House. on their Taft School home ice. EXHIBITIONS Trophies will be given out to the On December 27, the Indians top finishers in the boys and girls worked off some of the holiday ages 8-9,10-11, and 12-13 brackpounds by facing the Hartford ets. Proof of age will be required of Public junior varsity team, emerg- all the winners. The first-place fining with a 2-1 victory on goals by ishers in each category will adBen Lawlor and Colin White, who vance to district competition later tallied the game-winner with 2:33 in January. For information, call Bill Hayes remaining. Backup goalkeeper J.D. McAul- at (860) 274-7274 or youth activities chairmanJerryDiPietroat(203) lay made 25 saves in the Indians' 755-9169. net

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Dinner Jan. 10 WATERBURY — The Olympian Club of Greater Waterbury will hold its 29th annual awards dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington on Monday, January 10, at 6:00 p.m. The club has a singular mission to recognize outstanding scholastic and athletic achievement, and the group of honorees will indeed be a special one. Along with 19 scholar-athletes, the club will bestow the Olympian Award to Donna Papa, Robert Ruderman, and Joseph Christiano. In 15 seasons, Donna Papa's name has become synonymous with University of North Carolina softball. During her coaching tenure at Chapel Hill, the former Sacred Heart High School and University of Connecticut star has reached the 500 career victory plateau while producing several Ail-American players, as well as a number of Academic All-Americans on the national and ACC levels. Ruderman, in 14 seasons as basketball coach at Mattatuck/ Naugtuck Valley CommunityTechnical College,compileda33160 record, and despite having no scholarships, dormitories nor home gym, turned Mattatuck into a national junior college powerhouse. Christiano coached ifieOur Lady of Mount Carmel School girls basketball team for 16 years, compiling a 292-115 record while winning four Parochial League championships. He was a founding member of the Bunker Hill Sports Association, and has played competitive Softball for 21 years. Coach of the Year honors will be bestowed upon Ray Behr, who led the girls basketball team at St. Margaret's-McTeman School in Waterbury to a 25-0 record and the Connecticut Independent School andNew England ClassDChampionship in 1998-99. Longtime Waterbury broadcaster Jim Senich will be honored with the Olympian Club Humanitarian Award for his many years of service. The keynote speaker for the evening will be UConn baseball coach Andy Blaylock, who is in his 36th year at the Huskies' helm. For more information about the dinner, call Frank "Cappy" DeBlasio(203-755-4873),JoeSileo(203755-6501), or Roland Perreault (203-756-9797).

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by Jim Dreher Prior to taking a holiday break, the Swift Junior High School boys basketball team split a pair of regular-season games, and dropped an exhibition contest against crosstown rival St. John the Evangelist School. With an opening victory over City Hill in their pocket, the Eagles traveled to Seymour on December 16 and left with a 62-38 victory to improve to 2-0. Kyle Lipeika led the Eagles with 24 points; Mark Carpino added 11 and Kyle Valerio eight On December 22, Swift was on the wrong end of a spectacular oneman show put on by JohnO'Lucky

(Continued from page 20) Navratilova, Michael Jordan, Hank Aaron, WaltcrPayton, Mickey Mantle, Rocky Marciano.BobbyOrr.Jackie Robinson, Mark Messier.and Edwin Moses. NFL WEEK SEVENTEEN: And still, 16 teams are in or have a shot in the final week. GIANTS (7-8) at COWBOYS (7-8): Guess the Jim Fassell December Mystique is now passe Amazingly, Big Blue still has a chance to make the playoffs; they need a Packer loss to Arizona and a victory here Failing that, if Green Bay wins, the Giants need to beat the "How 'bout Thems!" by 56 more points then the Pack wins by In the words of our friend Ron Peterson, "As If!" ... COWBOYS. SEAHAWKS (9-6) at JETS (7-8): All that time wasted with Rick Mirer; makes you wonder what might have been Back in their winning saddle, the Seahawks feel like they have some unfinished business remaining against Gang Green Strange but true: If Jets win, it clinches playoff berth for Dolphins Having beaten Marino, Aikman, Flutie, and Bledsoe, should Jon Kitna be that tough for Ray Lucas? ... JETS. RAVENS (8-7) at PATRIOTS (7-8): Ravens bring their four-game winning streak into Foxboro for what is likely Pete Carroll's final game as Pats' coach A going-away present... PATRIOTS. DOLPHTNS(9-6)atREDSKINS(9-6):HaUtotheRedskins,survi,vors of the worst division.... It used to be a measure of honor to carry the banner of the NFC East into the post-season Meaningless game, as "Phins need help from Jets and/or Raiders... DOLPHINS. CARDINALS (6-9) at PACKERS (7-8): Guess we missed our Super Bowl picks by just a little bit, didn't we?... PACKERS. BENGALS (4-11) at JAGUARS (13-2): Thebulliesof the AFC should be back to their ways of beating up on any team not nicknamed Titans... JAGUARS. LIONS (8-7) at VIKINGS (9-6): Gotta hand it to Jeff George, he righted a ship about to go down and got Vikes into post-season ... VIKINGS. COLTS (13-2) at BILLS (10-5): This should be fun; Colts showed signs of mortality in Cleveland last week, and the combination of Doug Flutie and the winds could drive them nuts... BILLS. RAIDERS (7-8) at CHEFS (9-6): Chiefs win, they're in post-season. . . . Think the Raiders have much of a chance?.... Neither do we ... CHIEFS. RAMS (13-2) at EAGLES (4-11): Dick Vermeil returns to Philly, which should be good for a tear or two Marshal Faulk needs 36 yards to break Barry Sanders' 2-year-old mark of 2,358 combined rushing and receiving yards, which he should accomplish before the first commercial break... RAMS. BUCS (10-5) at BEARS (6-9): Bucs just need some offense to make some noise ...BEARS. CHARGERS (7-8) at BRONCOS (6-9): Let's go home... BRONCOS. TITANS (12-3) at STEELERS (6-9): When Titans score on their first drive, they're 7-0 Just thought you'd like to know that... TITANS. SAINTS (3-12) atPANTHERS (7-8): Panthers need all kinds of crazy things, like a victory and a Decatur Staleys loss, to qualify for playoffs... PANTHERS. 49ERS(4-ll)atFALCONS(4-ll):TheratingsforRAWandNlTRO should go through the roof on Monday Night... FALCONS. LAST WEEK: 10-5; SEASON: 150-83. Happy New Year!

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... results of Watertown Recreation Youth Basketball The Watertown Recreation/Adams Super Food Store boys seventh and eighth grade travel basketball team was handed its first loss of the 1999-2000 season, dropping a 74-70 final to New Mitford at the Canterbury School Fieldhouse on December 10. After starting with an 11-point first quarter that left it trailing by seven points, Watertown (3-1) fell behind by as many as 11 points before Kyle Valerio (eight) and Mark Carpino (five) combined for 13 points to narrow the halftime deficit to 32-29. In the second half, Watertown managed to grab a temporary lead behind the 21 combined points of Gary Hyehko (eight), Kevin Hartery (six), and Carpino (seven); however, Watertown still trailed by two points after three quarters. Despite regaining the lead in the final quarter, foul trouble would doom the Watertown effort. With under one minute remaining, Watertown had a chance to force overtime, but New Milford's man defense stopped both possessions. SCORING: Valerio, 19; Carpino, 18; Kyle Lipeika, 13; Hyehko, 11; Hartery, 7; Jeff Schmaling, 2. The Watertown Recroatlon/WOAC girls fifth and sixth grade Indians lost a tough contest to a more experienced Woodbury team by a 26-19 score. After trailing by two points at halftime, the Indians fell behind by 10 points after three quarters as Woodbury utilized its fast break. Despite a fourth-quarter run, the Indians were unable to overcome either the deficit or Woodbu ry's height advantage. Emily Hough's six points led Watertown; Ashley Masterson grabbed six rebounds, while Rachel Perucci and Ashley Mucciaro added five caroms apiece. Mallory Peck led Woodbury with 12 points while Rebecca Martinez contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds.

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ter, he was unstoppable," said Eagles' coach Keith Borkowski of (Continued on page 23)

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(Continued from page 22) the 37-point effort by Hillside's eighth grade 6-3 point guard. Still, the Eagles managed to stay


the Bob Cook Gymnasium at Watertown High School on December 22. Playing without Carpino, the Eagles finished on the short end of a 49-48 score. Leading the Blue Streaks was Brian Baudinet, who scored 37 points. Lipeika led Swift with 17 points; Jeff Schmaling added 12 andValerioll. NOTES: Swift will return to the court on Wednesday, January 5 to begin a two-game homestand with Torrington in town; on Friday, January 7, the Eagles will host Long River, with both games tipping off at 3:15 p.m. The Swift Junior High School girls basketball team burst out of the starling gate with three consecutive wins before the holiday break. In the opening game at City Hill Middle School in Naugatuck on December 14, the Eagles, led by Colleen Said's 16 points, were 4835 winners. Katie McCabe (13 points) and Becca Capinera (11) also scored in double figures. On December 16, Swift won its home opener by a 42-32 margin over Seymour, with Sakl again leading the scoring parade with 16 points, while McCabe added 14 points and Capinera eight. Swift made it three-for-three by edging Hillside, 40-37, on December 21, with McCabe and Sakl leading all scorers, while Erin Jacobson, Kelly DeLaurentis, Cathy Reagan, and JennaPelosi made key free throws down the stretch.

close most of the way before succumbing, 73-57. ValerioledSwiftwith 18poinls, whiIeLipeika(17)andCaipino(10) also finished in doable figures.. For the "friendly" exhibition against St. John's, the scene was

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HAPPY HIKERS: The Girl Scouts in Troop 4504 recently went on an enjoyable hike in Sleeping Giant State Park. The troop includes Monica Ney, Amanda Chrowlowski, Molly Marlie, Courtney Bryan, Simone Lamy, Ashley Frenette, Rachael Bronson, Stephanie Butler, Mitchell Lamy, Kelly Dzoiba, and two lasses identified as Mulan and Melissa. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Lamy.




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following robotics progress at Watertown High by Carll PaUokat The Sie-H2O-Bots have just entered into an intrasquad competition by building three small robots. The game was designed by the student leaders for the members of the team. They had four weeks to design and build these robots for the mock competition. It was great to see these students working together, solving problems, interacting with one another, and ever so greatly excited about how their robots would perform when they had to do the real thing. The final phase of the competition will take place Monday, January 3 at the high school. All interested community members arc invited to attend. The new members of the team got a chance to see just how the team works. By involving them in the mock competition, they were able to feel just how the real competition works. On Saturday, January g, we will find out what the new challenge will be for 2000. All the while this was going on we were constantly worrying what was next for our fund-raising efforts. Letters are being sent out to businesses in town asking for their support. We are a Federally-recognized tax exempt organization working at training the youth of our town for future employment in tomorrow's society. Our 2000 Kick-OffDinnerwill take place Monday, January 10, at7:30 p.m. at the Villa Rosa (Pontelandolfo Club) in Waterbury. The tickets are $20 and include refreshments and a full course dinner. The night will be devoted to a final farewell to last year's robot and the presentation of this year's game. We would appreciate your presence to help us celebrate. Tickets are available at the Watertown and Oakville libraries, Litchfield Bancorp, Bradshaw Jeep-Eagle, and Wedding World in Waterbury. More information may be obtained by calling (860) 485-1501 Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Four from WHS get music honor NEW BRITAIN — Four members of the Watertown High School Music Department have been accepted into the Northern ConnecticutRegional Music Festival, which will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, January 28 and 29, at New Britain High School. Accepted from WHS were Henry Cyr,SeanHarrell,andLeann Hubert from the choir, and John

Sheaves from the band. This is the third straight year Messrs. Cyr and Harrell have been selected. George Hawley, choir director, and Melissa Moeckel, band director, will accompany the students to the festival. The students had to audition on a solo selection and also demonstrate proficiency in music sight readingand scales. Several hundred students from approximately 35 area high schools auditioned for acceptance into this highly prestigious organization.

UNICO INDUCTEES: The OakvUle-Watertown Chapter of UNICO National inducted seven new mem into the local organization at December 16 ceremonies conducted at Rosario's Ristorante in Watertown Shownis chapter PresidentRobertRuscilloJar left,swearinginRandyMcHugh.MichaelDaddona.BUlBreg, Joanne Pannone. TomDurso, John Vitone, and Paul Valenti.from left. Photo courtesy ofOakvUle-Watert UNICO.

Recipients say 'thanks' to local foundation Henry Long, chairman of the Watertown Foundation, feels strongly that the pleasure of giving often is its own reward. But it is heartwarming to get a special "thank-you" on occasion. Recently two organizations who received grants from the foundation — New Beginnings and St. Mary Magdalen School — went out of their ways to let the foundation know exactly what the awards meant to them in termsof the human lives that were affected by these gifts. New Beginnings is an ecumenical program sponsored in Water-

town by Our Savior Lutheran Church that provides new school clothing for needy children. The foundation has supported its efforts for two years, most recently with a grant of$l,000. Diane Swanson, coordinator, submitted touching notes from recipients expressing their delight and gratitude for receiving this apparel. She also sent a photo of

teen volunteers who sponsored 10 children, raising money from car washes and bake sales, then shopping for clothing. She noted the best comments about their experiences were, "I didn't realize how much clothes cost. Our money seemed like a lot until we went shopping, and then it went so fast. I guess that is how my


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parents feel when we want clothes." St. Mary Magdalen School in Oakville has been the recipient of foundation grants for several years. Start-up monies were given to establish an advanced eighth grade algebra lab and to upgrade a computer lab for Grades 1 to 8. Karen Ciarleglio, the school's development director, prepared a large banner thanking the foundation for its help, then solicited signature cards from students in all grades. As Mr. Long explained to Ms. Swanson and Ms. Ciarleglio, "While we do not solicit or expect gr • expressions of thanks for our ei. s, we truly appreciate your taking the time to send us this material." Since 1925 the Watertown Foundation has provided scholarships for Watertown's youth and has supported non-profit organizations that serve the needs of community residents, young and old. As the foundation approaches its 7Sth anniversary, Mr. Long urges all Oakville-Watertown residents and businesses to join the foundation in its philanthropic endeavors and to assist in its decision-making activities. Particularly at this holiday season, Mr. Long said, "We greatly appreciate the continued generosity of our current members; we would like the pleasure of thanking new members for helping us expand our ability to provide increased support to the community." More information on membership may be obtained by calling Administrator Barbara "Bobbe" Mahoney at 274-4299.

Auditions for 'The Sensuous Senator1 January 15

The fourth set of open auditions for the 1999-2000 performance season of the Clockwork Repertory Theatre in Oakville will take place Saturday, January 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the 133 Main Street studio. "The Sensuous Senator," by Michael Parker, will be the upcoming show later

rush over. Finding her unavailable, he has an escort agency send over voluptuous Fiona. Congressman Jack drops in, and Fiona, unsure of her target, zeroes in on him. Meanwhile, Veronica changes her plans and appears on the scene. Before Lois reaches the airport, her townhouseis swarming with libidinous politicians, scantily dressed women, security police, and a mud-raking reporter from The National Intruder! When snow closes the airport, Lois returns home to a bedroom crescendo of hilarious proportions! "A truly great follow-up to one of Clockwork's most successful comedies, 'The Sensuous Senator' is a rollicking farce designed to seasons ago. blast away those winter blues!" Sen. Douglas is running for President on a stated Harold Pantely, Clockwork "morality" platform, but when his director. He will be looking to cast the wife Lois leaves for a conference, he does not hesitate to invite Ve- following roles: •Sen. Douglas — a philanderer, ronica, his secretary and lover, to

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Thursday, December 30 — 7 a.m., "Video Christmas Cards," 17th annual holiday program featuring greetings from government officials, schools, hospitals, senior citizens, and businesses. Played continuously every two hours throughout holiday period.

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charming and funny, age 45 to 65; •Lois—thesenator'swife.kind, caring, motherly, age 40 to 60. The Watertown Recreation •Congressman Jack — young, Department still has a few more idealistic, naive, age 30 to 40. winter vacation programs for •Congressman Salt — older youngsters home from school this politician, almost senile, a come- week. dian, age 50 to 80. A bingo party for all ages will be •Fiona — young, bright, perky, held today (Thursday) at the Polk sexy, age 20 to 30. School cafeteria, 435 Buckingham •Miss Morrison — a reporter, Street, Oakville, from 11 a.m. to 1 serious, business like, humorless p.m. and snoopy, can be any age. There is daily bowling at Tho•Veronica — The secretary, a maston Lanes, Watertown Road in stunning, voluptuous seductress, Thomaston, today and Friday. Sesage 20 to 40. sions are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., when •Policeman—always shows up it's $ 1.49 per game (shoes free with at the wrong time, serious, effi- recreation coupon available at reccient, can be any age. reation office, Suite 108 of Depot Mr. Pantely said the Parker work Square, 51 Depot Street); or 1 to 5 has "wonderful roles" for women, p.m. at $2 per game (shoes free and "we encourage you to come with coupon). and try out for this very' fun' play!" At Valley Rollermagic on South For more information, call Mr. Main Street in Waterbury, there's Pantely at 274-7247. Thursday and Friday rollerskating sessions from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and 2 to 5 p.m. The snack bar will an open invitation to all young have a special of pizza or hot dog, port throughout the year. The directors also received a people ages 8 to 20 to try out, with drink, at $2.25. Obtain special Wrapping up 1999 few surprises. Corps members whether they have experience or coupons at recreation office, which Westbury Drum Corps members welcomed new joinee Jay Slebar not. Instruments and instructors are are good for $1 off admission. Taft School's Mays Rink, provided by Westbury. spent their last practice of 1999 into the musical ranks. exchanging gifts and greetings, as For more information about the Guemseytown Road, will have Rehearsals will resume Wednespublic ice skating Sunday from 4:30 well as munching on cupcakes and day, January 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. WDC, call Director Michael Klesipping punch. They also got into at Heminway Park School, 37 ban at 274-4622, Vinny Cihal at to 5:30 p.m. The charge is $2 per the spirit of playing Christmas car- Heminway Park Road. There was 274-5751,orMaggieDowdat(203) resident with proof ofresidency,or $3 per non-resident (or resident ols and had a fun time. no practice on December 29 with 279-3784. Hershey candy canes weregiven schools off for holiday break. "We at Westbury wish all our without proof of identity). For more details, call recreation to all the corps members. The inWith the start of the new year, instructors, families, friends, and structors were presented apprecia- the WDC will be having tryouts for directors a very happy New Year!" at 945-5246. tion gifts, along with the same for the color guard and musical ranks, the leadership said. "Joe," "Vinny," "Maggie," and which include fifes, trumpets, Half the labor force will be over "Judy" for all their help and sup- glockenspiels, and drums. There's the age of 40 by the year 2005.

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Sunday,January 2—7:30a.m., "Swap Shop" with Mike Hand, live from WZBG in Litchfield; 10:30, "St. Paul's Church Service," live from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bantam; noon, "Hoppy New Year," Hopalong Cassidy marathon featuring 12hoursof classic wholesome western television.

Monday, January 3 — 5 a.m., "The WZBG Morning Show"; 9, "Infinite Power Workout"; 9:30, "The Ian and Claire Show"; 10, The Morning Movie; 2 p.m., Movie Matinee; 4, "Education Showcase"; 4:30, TBA; 6, "Neighborhood News" world news, "area news at 6:20; 6:35, 'The Million Dollar Word Game"; 7, "Principal Conversations"; 7:30, "More to the Point": 8:30. TBA: 9, "Juliano's Kitchen"; 9:30, "UConn Faculty Forum" 10, *"Mindscapes, the Psychic Show"; 11, •"Neighborhood News"; and 11:30, The Cable 5 Late Show.

Tuesday, January 4 — 5 a.m., "WZBG Morning Show"; 9, "Infinite Power Workout"; 9:30, "The Ian and Claire Show"; 10, The Morning Movie; 2 p.m., Movie Matinee; 4,'TheFabulousRfties"; 4:30, "What's Playing at the Movies"^, TBA; 5:3O,TBA; 6, "Neighborhood News" world news, *area news at 6:20; 6:35, "The Million Dollar Word Game"; 7, "Baptist Bible Program"; 7:30, TBA; 8, "CityViews"; 9, "Into the Light"; 10, *"Financial Associations"; 10:30, "The Book Authority"; 11, •"NeighborhoodNews";andll:30, The Cable 5 Late Show. Wednesday,Januarys—5ajn., "The WZBG Morning Show"; 9, "Infinite Power Workout"; 9:30, "The Ian and Claire Show"; 10, The MomingMovie; noon, TBA; 1 p.m., TBA; 1:30, TBA; 2, Movie Matinee; 4, TBA; 4:30, TBA; 5, TBA; 5:30, "From the Mayor's Office"; 6, "Neighborhood News" world news, *area news 6:20; 6:35, "The Million Dollar Word Game"; 7, TBA; and 8, TBA.

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Joyce Nemetz to David Nichols and Theresa Nichols, property at 1974 Litchfield Road, $178,000. Maria Moreno and Louis Moreno to Deborah Dion, property The following real estate trans- at Meadow Crest, $150300. actions and property transfers were Anthony Pesce and Marianne recently recorded with the town Pesce to Robert Sasso and Maria clerk's office: Sasso II, property at Regency Hill John Chabot to Stephen Kasle Drive, $89,000. and Janet Kasle, property at Aurora Fred Korngiebel II to Nancy Estates, $64,000. Largay, property on Steele Brook Anthony DiNunzio and Nellie Road, $68,000. DiNunzio to Domenic DiNunzio, Daniel Vaughn to Susan Anderproperly on Birch Meadow Drive, son, Unit 26 at Watertown Old $50,000. Farm, 319 Thomaston Road, Joyce SmiUie to Adele Smillie, $125,000. property at 10S Butternut Lane, Saliko Zennuni and Shiret Zun$450,000. nuni to Scott Stewart, property on Joe Caputo and Donna Caputo Wheeler Farm Road, $262,500. to Clermond Pelletier, property at 235 Evelyn Street, Oakville, $130,000. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 Tim Donahue to Peter Quintand VACATION ACTIVITY: Bingo Janet Quint, property at4Highwood Party for all ages at Polk School cafeteAvenue, $112,000. ria, 435 Buckingham Street, Oakville, RobertRussellandAvis Russell 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call recreation office to Dennis DeSanlis and Marguerite at 945-5246 for more information. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 DeSantis, property at 146 Lake TOWN MUNICIPAL OFFICES, Road, $143,000.




Homeowners plan to demolish abandoned house

by Susan Faber The owners of an abandoned Straits Turnpike house have retained their own demolition contractor to raze the structure, Town Manager CharlieO'Connor Jr. said on Tuesday. Town officials had started a process whereby the town could demolish the house at 195 Straits Turnpike at McDonnell Road. 'To leave it as it exists is a dangerous situation," MrO'ConnortoldTown Council members on December 20. "If the fire marshal and the building official agree that it represents a danger, we can order a demolition." School Department, schools, senior center in Oakville, libraries, and some businesses closed for New Year "s Eve; some businesses closing early. Town Times closed today. NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE by the Water-Oak VFW Post 5157 at post hall, Thomaston Road(Route6).8p.m. to 1 aJn. Tickets $30 per person, now available at the bar. Call 274-1573 for more information. SATURDAY, JANUARY 1,2000 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Federal, state, and town municipal offices, senior center in Oakville, post offices, libraries, and most businesses closed for New Year's Day holiday. SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 VACATION ACnVTTY: Public IceSkatingatTaftSchoorsMaysRink, Guemseytown Road, 4:30 to 5:30p.m. Charge is $2 per person for residents with I.D.; $3 for non-residents or residents with no I.D. Call 945-5246 for more information.

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Earlier in the evening, homeowner Violet Afentoulides told the council her family could not afford the demolition expenses and requested more time before a razing took place. On December 16 the Fire Marshal O'Neill Burrowsand the town's building inspector, Richard Fusco, inspected the building, and a meeting was held with the owners and town officials "because the structural integrity of this building is very questionable," Mr. Fusco wrote to Mr. O'Connor in a December 16 memo. The house, lying in disrepair, represents a danger to residents and

MONDAY, JANUARY 3 5200; Routine FireCalls (business hours GOLD CIRCLE OF SPORTS only). 945-5220; Tonington Health meeting at Oakville VFW Post 7330 District, 945-5270; Town Clerk's ofhall, 85 Davis Street, 7:15 pjn. All fice, 945-5230; Parks and Recreation members invited to attend. Agenda Department. 945-5246. includes voting on 2000 Gold Ring DAILY REC INFOUNE: 274recipient nominations. 9334; TOWN INFOLJNE: 945-5272; TUESDAY, JANUARY 4 WATER-OAK CRIME STOPPERS: AL-ANON meeting at Christ Epis- 945-9940; WELCOME WAGON: 283copal Church, 25 The Green, 10 ajn. 4437. SAFE BOATING COURSE by TOWN INFO WEB SITE: Waterbury Power Squadron of USPS www.watertownlibrary.org begins at Swift Junior High School, MEETINGS OF BOARDS 250 Colonial Street. Oakville, 7 to 9 AND COMMISSIONS pjn. Fee charged. For more informaMonday, January 3—Town Countion or to register, call Joe Shanahan, cil special to wn meeting at Polk School evenings only, at (203) 755-2116. library, 435 Buckingham Street. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 Oakville, 7 p.m., followed by regular REHEARSAL by Westbury Drum meeting at 8. Corps at Heminway Park School, 37 Wednesday, January 5 — Main Heminway Park Road, 6:30 to 9 pjn. Street Parking Committee atTown Hall Call 274-4622. Annex conference room, 424 Main GENERAL Street, 7 p.m.; Planning and Zoning INFO NUMBERS: EMERGEN- Commission public hearing (telecomCIES, 911; Routine Police Calls, 945- munications tower) at Polk School library, 435 Buckingham Street, 7 pjn., followed by regular meeting at approximately 7:30 pjn.


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to fire personnel, Mr. O'Connor said. Demolition procedures may start by the end of the week, he commented, but the town will not stop its own plan until it is evident demolition is actually underway. A letter informing the Afentoulides of the town's intentions has been sent out, and another site inspection, a meeting with the homeowners, and a public hearing had been scheduled to take place. Had the homeowners failed take corrective action, they co . have appealed to the Building Code Board of Appeals, said Town Attorney Franklin Pilicy.

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Changes soon in state's tax code: CBIA HARTFORD — In an effort to continually make Connecticut's business climatemore competitive, the state legislature and administration have enacted several changes to the state's tax code over the past few years. The Connecticut Business & Industry Association has reminded state businesses and residents of a number of those tax changes that take effect January 1, 2000. The following are the most significant changes: •Corporate Income Tax — Connecticut'scoiporate income tax rate will drop from 8.5 percent to 7.5 percent. This will complete the phasedown in the rate from a high of 13.8 percent at the beginning of the 1990s. •Succession Tax — The : continues to phase out the sucoosion tax, which the slate levies on estates passed on to their heirs, by increasing the amount of transfers that are exempt from the tax. For Class A beneficiaries (parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, and other descendants), the exemption increases from $800,000 to $2 million for deaths occurring in 2000, after which time transfers in any amount will be exempt. For Class B beneficiaries (siblings, nieces and nephews, and sonsand daughters-in-law), the exemption increases from $200,000 to

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$400,000 for deaths occurring in 2000. •State Treatment of S Corporations — The state continues to phase out the corporate income tax as applied to S corporations. S corporations are generally small corporations with a limited number of shareholders. The percent of an S corporation's net income that is subject to the corporate income tax goes from 55 percent to 30 percent.

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The tax will be completely phased out on January 1,2001. •Corporate Income Tax Credits — Two of the stale's corporate .ncome tax credits, the human capital credit and the fixed capital credit, will increase from 4 percent to 5 percent. The human capital credit is for expenditures for job training, certain work-education programs, and child care subsidies. The fixed capital credit is for the purchaseof tangible personal property that has a class life of more than four years and that will be used in Conneclicutforatleast five years. •Personal Income Tax — The maximum credit for property taxes paid oh primary residences or automobiles increases from $425 to $500. CBIA is the state's largest busi- CANDY CANE SCHOOL: The front entrance of Griffin School lent a ness organization, with 10,000 festive holiday appearance to its Oakville neighborhood.—TimesPhoto, member companies throughout Faber Connecticut for community service in the child According to Donald E. Galvin, and youth area. CARF president and CEO, "This This accreditation marks the achievement is an indication of sixth consecutive time Easter Seals Easter Seals' dedication and comhas been awarded the three-year mitment to improving the quality WATERBURY —The R. Cala- accreditation byCARF.the nation's of the lives of people in need of brese Agency reported it recently leading accreditation authority in rehabilitation. Everyone at Easter sold two commercial properties in the fields of medical rehabilitation, Seals should take pride in achievWaterbury. behavioral health employment, and ing this high level of accreditaNapoli Foods, a distributor of community support services. tion." Italian food products primarily to stores and restaurants, formerly $ occupied 48 Jarrett Avenue. Recently, Napoli purchased a 50,000square-footbuildingon Chase River FOR SALE BY OWNER 6 rm Cape, Road, which was also handled by 3 BR, eat-in R. Calabrese. I kitchen w / TheJarreu. Avenue property was H pantry, freshly purchased by a New York corporapainted, new tion to be used by Prime Automotive Warehouse, a wholesale auto roof, central parts distributor. The purchase was air, lg. deck, $275,000 forthe 7,200-square-foot level fenced warehouse. double lot, A fully occupied medical buildgreat ing at 1127 West Main Street was neighborhood. purchased by GKK Realty from the Call 860-274-5837 MerlotCo. for$425,000. The4,080square-foot medical office is located near Waterbury Hospital. Bob Bowden, representing the sellers in both transactions, was the sole broker in the sale of these properties.

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•She town's greatest Christmas rush, which ended, this week, required the services of 52 postal employees, • all of whom were needed to kefip the endless flow of letters and packages moving to and from the homes in town. •Tfee Watertown Post Office inr creased its staff from a normal •16 to a full house of 30. Oakville added 10 extra workers to make a total •working crew of 22. On Sunday, December 18.sax men worked four hours in the Watextown office, and eleven Oakville eirtpSoyes worked for two (hours to help prepare mail for the Momday delivery.

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Congratulations for a jab well done must go to these hard-work in® and efficient post office clerk and carriers. The (full Christmas .staff for Oakvdlle included: (Postmaster Charles Kelly, Assistant Postmaster Walter Hodges, Gordon Reyher, Randall Austin, James Natale, Broney Christian, Albert • Winsausky, Tom Yashenko, An• thony Ianmcelli, Roland Ber! nier, Harry Ericson, Vincent KuI likauskas, John Reed, George I Pierce, Lester Boustjuet, William i Cjock, Alvord Calabrese, Arthur '! Johnson, Ernest Therian, Louis Jannetty, John McGowan and Owen Oarey. The Watertown staff was as follows: Postmaster Daniel G. Sullivan, Assistant Postmateter, Frederick H. Salisbury, Charles Sepples, Edward O'Connor, Harold Healey, Raymond McReon, Everett C o o k , Francis Keilty, Richard Davis, Henry Sorenson, William RS c e, Jr., R, Buckinghian. Iceland W i 1cock, William Muldoon, Raymand Lampron, S. G. Peck, John Zilvitis, James O'Neill, James Warren, Francis McGowan, Francis Nevers, Leroy Le/wis, Jr. Roland , MiJot, Livingston Cro-~ well, Bronson Hickcox, Harry Bass-ford, William Bassford, Her-' bert Dayton, Be-rnice Linslcy and Sbiriey Linsky.

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sents Heminway & Bartlett Mfg. Go's first step in a. proposed expansion program. TJie company is reported to- have definite plans for the construction of a new building: at the plant in order to feain added manufacturing space. According to a conoipany official 'building* operations will start sometime in the near future.

Town Players Pick Heavy Drama For Next Production Town Players are boning up on moustache-twirl ing, bosomheaving:, foot-stamping and eyerolling1 in preparation for their next production—an oldtime, fullblown melodrama en titled "The Curse Of An Aching: Heart." In this play dark d'eed^i will be very dark, virtue and valor will be clearly represented, and the audieince may show its natural preference in catcalls and cheers, boos and. whistles throughout the performance. The Players have settled on "Aching Heart" as an appropriate contrast to their previous 'programs at Town Hall. The melodrama, which calls for rich, flambouyant acting, will provide plenty of amusement for cast and audience alike. Casting -will 'take place after the holidays, when members will have m w e time to read for parts.

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At midnight Saturday we enter the halfway era of the 20th Century, and each of us in his own way will wait for the precise moment, different in every section of the globe, when we can lift our voices to cheer the new. year in. Here to Connecticut, for instance, we will be cheering several hours earlier than our friends in San Francisco, and a good deal later than the men lit Moscow. All of us, in our different time belts, will be bound perhaps by a fragile thread of optimism, but who would care to speculate on the next 50 years now that Einstein's latest formula is fingering the very mystery of life? • Curious, we poked back in old newspaper files to see what concerned the editorialist of January, 1850. As it turned out, he Iiatl his hands fulL In 1850 the Iron Czar, Nicholas I of Russia, was alarming all of Europe by his preparations for the conquest of Turkey. Five years later Nicholas, a cold and determined man, was to die knowing that bis army would be defeated in the Crimea by former allies, Great Britain and France. When their short-lived republic was attacked and defeated by Austria and Russia, political refugees fled from Hungary, and many of them received A warm Congressional welcome fei this country. A liberal Pope, Pius IX, was living In voluntary exi'.e from Mazzim's Red Republic and its anti-religious demonstrations. In America uneasy citizens were watching Congress and Its stormy sessions over slavery. Newspaper correspondents of that time were pointing to a growing Southern "conspiracy," and the Southerners in the House of Representatives were fighting tooth and nail to keep California from being admitted to the Union :is a free state. Gloomy reports were coming back on ships from California. The gold rush of '49 was followed by a rainy season that hampered mining operations and immigrants found not gold, but famine suul disease in the promised land. Word came back to Watertown that Thomas B. Hickcox, a "former resident, had died from fever in Sacramento after the long trek overland bi an expedition from Independence, Mo. The news was not all bad. P. T. Barnum began mining copper in Iitchfleld from a vein estimated to be as rich as any in the country, but Barnum's biggest strike of 1850 was to come in September when he introduced Jenny T-ind to a n adoring nation. In the main, however. 1850, was a distracting year for the thoughtful American. War was brewing on two continents, and we cannot patronize the editorialist who ended his New Year column with this sentence, "However, we hope for the best."

Legals LEGAL NOTICE The Tax Collector of the Watertown Fire District hereby gives notice that tax is due January 1, 2000 for Supplemental Motor Vehicles owned by residents of the Watertown Fire District. This tax is at the rate of 2.5 mills on the dollar. The tax becomes delinquent on February 1, 2000 and bears interest at 1.5% per

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LEGAL NOTICE The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Watertown will hold a Public Hearing on Wedntsday, January 5, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Polk School Library, 435 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT to hear and act upon the following petition and request: Special Permit #155 to construct a wireless telecommunication facility which will consist of: a. a 195 Ft. monopole with several triangular antenna arrays at various heights on the monopole. b. the facility will be capable of supporting 5 antennae systems. c. a fenced compound at the base of the structure would accommodate the base station equipment of each carrier at this site. d. the area proposed for the telecommunications facility would be accessed from Town Line Road in Woodbury which is located on Route 6, Woodbury Road just past the Watertown/Woodbury town line. e. a balloon will be flown to indicate the height and location of the monopole on the following days prior to the public hearing: 1. Sunday, December 26,1999 from 8:00 A.M.-12:00 Noon 2. Wednesday, December 29,1999 from 12:00 Noon - 4:00 P.M. 3. Sunday, January 2, 2000 from 12:00 Noon - 4:00 P.M. This telecommunications facility will be located on a portion of property owned by Daniel Logue. This property is located on the Watertown/Woodbury town line and can be identified on the Watertown Tax Map as Map 96 Block 9 Lot 8 and is located in an R70 Residential Zoning District. Applicant: Thomas Flynn SBA Communications 49 Leavenworth Street Waterbury, CT 06702 At this hearing interested persons may be heard and written communications will be received. A copy of the application is on file in the Planning and Zoning Office, 424 Main Street, Town Hall Annex, Watertown, CT for review prior to the public hearing. Dated at Watertown, Connecticut this 23rd day of December, 1999. James K. Blais, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission TT 12/30/99

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020 Homes For Rent Real Estate Wanted 040 Apartments For Rent 035 Apartments For Rent LEGAL NOTICE 040 MARRIED COUPLE, no kids, looking Cor WATERTOWN. AVAILABLE after Janu- MIDDLEBURY CROSSING. Newly rcnAll persons pursuant to Section 2 -+ acres lo build our lioinc. Fair price. ary lor rent w/option lo buy. Cape house, ovalcd luxury Hals & townhouscs. Minulcs WATERTOWN DUPLEX. 2BR, kitchen, 12-7IB of the General Statutes LR. DR w/slidcr to deck. W/D room, ga2hr. lan:c kitchen, dr, Ir, I bath S850/mo to 1-84. Exit 17. Pool, hcallh center. $795(203)8X8-1107. raac. No pels. Scc./rcf. lyr. lease. of Connecticut who had plus security. 860-621 -3434. S895/inonlh plus ulilillos. Call Kalhy at $75(>/im»Ull. (860)274-4344, Nick. WOOD13URYLAND VVanlcd. 3-10 acres registered a motor vehicle Really Solution Ccnlcr. (203)264-6008. a low iralTic roiid. lo build single family between October 2, 1998 and on IDONT FORGET... I home on. Call (203)264-5504. August 31, 1999 in the Town of Watertown, CT are hereby Land For Sale 025 Solution to page 18 crossword puzzle notified a tax of 21.36 mils on BR1DGHWATER- 10 acres wilh views. the dollar laid on said motor Frontage on (2) roads. $13yK. Call p R vehicle on the Grand List of (850)868-0134. R E October 1, 1998 will become ROXBURY- 5 acres wiih southwesterly due and payable January 1, views, close to town. $I39K. Call H. S | U | L J A | T | E | D | I | A | K | E R S I M A M I E (860)868-0134. 2000. Also, the second for classified advertising for T installment of Real Estate on WOODBURY- In the Country, .1.25 acres TOWN TIMES v" S M t 1E [ G _ M B | t | A | s l T M o | A | s M o | T | s [ the grand list of October 1, 1998 with stonewalls and pine irees. 64 Sprain is 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. T A_ S T EJRjJA 1 I ! • B c | H | l I L l f l Brook Rd. (Washinslon/Ruxbury border). is due and payable in January, Coll 274-8851 for best results. $89,000 by owner. (203)938-3010. [s T i E I s • i | L | O | V | E | L | U | C | K H T | O | D | D H 2000 at the mil rate of 21.36. TisMR|O|T|EME[N|LMr|E|S|S Any portion of this tax • E|A|S|TBS|AITIIIA|T|E||E[T remaining unpaid after February 1, 2000 will be delinquent and sTT|N"pprv|i | C M T | R | O | N B S 1 O subject to interest from the due date January 1, 2000, at the rate K ABoBAlMrAPPBElwIOlK of one and one half percentum E T B U | P | S i Ulo N M F I I I L I A P (l'/i%) for each month and R u M I S J I T U!E • G FE]ArR • i Is |A fraction thereof which shall A T|AHD|E|M|O|C|R|A|C|KBLUIR V A elapse from the time such tax E R shall have become due and payable until the time same shall R 1 P M P I E J i1 A ilA|SjBPjHjDji|_ be paid. Under Public Act 81-44 U N 1 fcio R N I D 0 M I B A T Ap(ilN of the 1981 General Assembly. A s T R A WUKMID D 1 ISlHlllAlNlGlUlAT T minimum interest charge of T W 1 S I E E l t t l l E R $2.00 will be levied on a S 0 N TlElRlSHElGlRlE s delinquent bill. Let it snow,* The above bills can be paid at the let it s n o w , * Town Hall, 37 DeForest Street, Auto. Sales/Display Watertown, CT 06795 or by let it s n o w . * mail: Tax Collector, Town of ...as long as you've Watertown, PO Box 224, CRESTWOOD FORD IS SAYING. Watertown, CT 06795. The advertised in the \ \ office will be open from 9:00 Town Times Classified . \ A a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily except Crestwood Fords Year End Sale Section, your ad will reach V means you'll say YES to the Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Due to limited parking nds while you f BIGGEST SELECTION at the Town Hall payments by and YES to the stay warm & dry! The Last Sale Of The Year Could "mail are encouraged. Any BIGGEST DISCOUNTS Be The Biggest Of The Year! Just call 274-8851 questions, regarding taxes call ANYWHERE for results! the Tax Collector's office 945COMPARE! NO $ DOWN PAYMENT LEASES 5232. Any questions regarding your assessment, please call the Discounts On AH New Assessor's office 945-5235. It is FORD F-150 SUPER CAB 2000 FOCUS ZTS not to be assumed that if you do Auto. Services/Display 4.2 liter, 205 HP ZTEC Engine, Air Engine, AC. AM/FM not receive a tax bill, you do not Condition. Stk. Stereo w/Cassette. 0Y0152. owe taxes. Under CT State Law, Stk. BY0112. List Price $15,650 List Price $20,555 you are obligated to pay your taxes, together with any interest which might be due. IF YOU UNLIMITED DO NOT RECEIVE A TAX BILL, please call the Tax Collector's office. Discounts On All New Discounts On All New Dated at Watertown, CT this 30th • 24 Hour Flatbed Service • Direct Repair Shop For All day of December, 1999. 2000 WINDSTAR 2000 RANGER XLT PICKUP Major Insurance Companies Dual ACS Heal. 3.8L 300 Air Condition., CD Mrs. Mary L. DiSisto, CCMC HP Eng.,Powei Windows & Playsr. Chrome Computerized Estimating & Paint Locks, Remote Entry, Mwe. Tax Collector - Watertown.CT Wheels. Matching Mate, Mote. Sfe IY00&. Ust Price $15,3 TT 12/30/99 U s t Price $28,610




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May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the worid now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you and God bless you, St. Jude. J.K.J.

A Fun Music Program for Parents & Children, Ages 1-5 10 Week Winter Semester starts Jan. 20 at Middlebury Rec. Dept Playing with instruments including African drums, xylophones & other percussive instruments, dancing and marching, and parachute play. Come to an Open House to see! Call (203)387-8390 or (203)758-2520

4 ROOM apt. 1st floor. Main St., Oakvillc, Heat and garage. (203)734-9364 alter 3pm. BETHLEHEM ON Tile Green over-looking pmid, 5 rooms. Month to Month. $750/mo. (860)274-3604. WATERTOWN- ONE bedroom apartment with fireplace, t'aragc available. (860)2745056 or (203)758-4923. WOODBURY- HISTORIC District apanmcni/sliort-tenn or long Icnn rental- fully furnished IBR unit. No smoking. Call (203)263-0018. WATERTOWN: TAFT School area. 2iid floor, 5 room aparlntcnl. stove, refrigerator, carpet. No pels. (860)274-3936.

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2BR. 2ND fuHir. hardwtxKl lloors. sunroom, near exit 18 1-84, $500/mo. Adults only. Call (203)264-0631.


WATERTOWN! 38 Alwood CourL Ground floor, IBR. 3-nn. apt. Stove, rcf., parking. Section 8 rent. D.O.I, applications being accepted. 1203)757-7124.

Happy New Year to all our friends and patrons. Be healthy and safe.

WATERTOWN. 48 Alwood Court. 1st floor. 3BR, 5-rm. apt. Stove, rcf., parking. Section 8 rent, D.O.I, applications (icing accepted. (203)757-7124.


WOMAN 55, Non-smoker looking for efficiency, small apartment or room to rent. Woodbury, Soullibury or Ncwtown area. Call (203)262-1670.



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SOUTHBURY - Share house. Female nonsmoker preferred, monlh-to-month lease. $600/monlh. Call (203)267-7388. Starts January !5lh.




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Offices For Rent

LARGE OFFICE loi rent in .center of Woodbury. Available immediately. Call (203)266-9253,(203)263-2871.

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Rl- CHARLESTOWN Beach. Two homes available, sleep 6-7 people each. Fully equipped. $800-$900 weekly. Call (860)274-4017.

For Sale 50% OFF skis, snowboard, clothing, season ski rental $99. High performance $199. Snowboards package $159. Lessons! Woodbury Ski Area (203)263-2203. SEASONED FIREWOOD cut. split and delivered. 14" or 18" length. (203)2630616-Lcavc message or after 6pm. BLACK MINK coal, lull length, $300. Diamond engagement rins; with emerald wedding band. $1,200. (203)263-7672. D T N I N G ROOM sct/solid cherry, 12 pcs., 96" double pedestal table, 8 Chippendale chairs, lighted hutch, buffet & side server. Brand new. Still in factory boxes. Cost $6,600, sacrifice $3,300. 860-632-9034. EXMARK METRO 4 8 " mower, 2 years old, barely used. $2,100. (203)263-1997. Leave message.

TEMPUR-PEDIC PRESSURE relieving Swedish king size and txix springs. Less SPACIOUS PRIVATE IBR apt. with un- - then 1 yr. old. Perfect condition. 20 yr. hcatcd craft room, large deck, quiet counwarranty included. Original cast new tryside location in converted barn in Ox- $1,900, asking $1,000. Call (203)754ford. No pels. $940/montli plus deposit. 7893. Phone Jim at {203)888-2132 or (203)264QUEEN SIZE orthopedic mattress set. 3207. Complete wilh brass headboard and frame. WATERTOWN- 4RM apt. 2-311. slovc/rcNever used still in plastic. Cost-$l,000 frig, rcf., off-slrcet parking. $475 plus utilScll-$300. Call 1-860-589-7059. ities. (860)274-5496 after Jpro.


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Vacation Rentals

VERMONT SKI rental, salcllilc-TV. FP/hot tub. Close to Asculncy on Okcmo $450/weckcnd plus sec. (860)045-0303.




BOKHARA RUG, 12'4"xl7'7", red, $7,950. Victorian settee, $475. Two Hitchcock chairs. $135. (914)855-9780.



1985 DODGE Ram Pickup. Excellent condition, 8,000 original miles. Asking $5,000. Call (860)945-9296. HONDAS FROM $500! Police impounds. All makes available for listings. Call (800)319-3323X2955 1993 EXPLORER Sport 2dr., 5-spccd, power sport seats. JBL audio stereo, brush guard, Thulc roof-rack, 107,000 one owner miles. Must sell! New truck ordered. $7,999 O.B.O. (860)274-4244, ask for Nick. MERCEDES 500 SEC 1984, great looking. Must sell! $6,000. (203)264-8081 (860)868-2721. 1996 VOLVO 850 GLT. Mint, serviced, garaged. 6mo. or 17,000 mites left on mfg. warranty, red, 33,500 miles, luxury package, sunroof, CD, alloys, leather, snows on wheels, auto., $21,990. (860)945-0424. 1998 HARLEY Davidson Dyna lowridcr5,500 miles, mint condition. $14,500. Call (203)263-7828. CARS FROM $29/mo. Rcpos! For listings/payment details call (800)719-3001. Ext ASM. 1995 HONDA Accord- LK-Coupc- 45,000 miles, 5-spccd. Great condition. $8,900. Call (203)263-7183.

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AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL-Rcbuilding specialists custom rebuilding starters, generators, alternators, DC motors. Construction, farm, industrial, antiques. Units & parts stocked. DJ"s Alternator, 131 Clcarvicw. Harwinlon (860)485-1384. AUTO INSURANCE. Affordable rales. Low down payment. Easy terms. Local prompt scrvicc.Call (203)798-1800.



LOOKING FOR a good home for 2 AKC registered Rottweilers. 1-niale. I-femalc. Friendly and lovable. Call (203)263-7828.

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HAPPY TALES Professional Pet silting Service. Bonded/insured. For information , or appointment call Karen G>757-8134. DOG OBEDIENCE- 6 week beginners class, $75. Also, puppy training, agility, and breed handling. (203)758-9684.



INDOOR RIDING Arena has box stalls "available. Conveniently located on Rt. 63 at Sugar Mtn. Farm. Lots of turnout, great atmosphere! Call (860)274-0341. STALLS AVAILABLE, indoor professional facility. Lessons available. Beginner to advanced. Trainer will travel (203)2635159 OAKVILLE: HORSE boarding. Self care, good pasture, dry barn. Call (860)2746295 after 5pm.



ANTIQUES. HAND crank record players, furniture, old items, old Harlcy Davidsons. Ryan. (860)945-8754. POKER PLAYERS-1 host friendly same every Thursday. Call for more info. Larry 203-264-2080 or 203-798-0709 (day).

Business Opportunity


DEALER LICENSE for lease. $399 per month. Access to dealer auctions & dealer plate. Call Pat (203)929-3350. [email protected]


Position Wanted

KEEP YOUR loved one home with home care. Qualified, insured LPN-will attend to the needs of your loved one. lhr. or 8hr. visits. Call (203)266-7440 for more info.

Help Wanted


INSTALLER/CARPENTER- GROWING custom woodworking and interior contracting company looking for detail oriented individual with experience installing finished cabinetry and millwork. Must have own tools and transportation. Competitive wages and benefits. Call Hallmark Woodworkers at (203)743-3223. CABINETMAKERS- LOOKING for cxpcrienced individuals wilh minimum 5 years cabinet making experience. Good pay and benefits. Call (203)743-3223.

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1992 MITSUBISHI Mirage. Automatic, A/C, am/I'm cassette. Must go, cheap! (860)945-9922 evenings or leave message.

WANTED PART-TIME mature individual to assist in small insurance office. Various clerical duties. Fax work history/resume lo Karin at (860)274-4888.




1997 JEEP Wrangler, 5-specd, $12,500. (203)263-7672.

DRAFTSMAN/DESIGNER FOR high end cabinet/architectural millwork company, must be experienced in producing shop drawings for same, must be experienced in CAD design. Good pay and benefits with room lo grow for right individual. Call John Griffin @ Hallmark Woodworkers, (203)743-3223.

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Help Wanted

Town Reporter for Town Times Town Times is seeking a reporter to cover the towns in our readership area. The successful candidate must be interested in covering everything from town government issues to church fairs to school events. Some evening meetings to cover and occasional weekend work necessary. Experience as a reporter certainly a plus, but not required. Should be able to take photographs with simple equipment.

Call Tommy Vaiuckas 860-274r6721


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Help Wanted



Help Wanted

CNAs- PER diem home care. Watcrbury, Watertown areas. Flex hours. Supplement your income now! Call Diane for info, (860)274-7600.

CHILDCARE NEEDED in our home for preschool and first grade sons. Teacher's schedule. References and a good driving record. (203)263-5708.

RN/LPN- 3PM-11PM or 7am-3pm every other weekend. 35 bed private skilled nurs-ing facility, part of lovely retirement community. Call DNS, East Hill Woods, Southbury, (203)262-6868. EOE. ATTENDANT- FULL service gas station in Oakville. Part-Lime evenings and Saturday. (203)753-5555 ask for Peter.

CLEANING INDIVIDUALS- PT/FT. Service our CT customers. Mostly night hours. We provide transportation, uniform, benefits, paid travel, bonuses, paid holidays and more. On-job training provided. Driver's licenscaplus. 1-800-322-0667.

NURSES, RN, LPN" j . 2 young men devctopmcntally disabled, need your services. All shifts full-time. Home setting, located in Southbury. State employed, full benefits, excellent salary and working conditions. Call Esthcr-(203)267-5450. ROOFERS WANTED. Own transportation a musi. Please call (203)270-9056. Leave message. IMMEDIATE OPENING for experienced carpenter with own tools & transportation. 203-331-1800. Leave message. PART-TIME/FULL-TIME- Honest and dependable all-around cashier wanted. Evenings and weekends. Woodbury Shell Food Mart, (203)263-2726. RELIABLE HOME/HEALTHCARE aide for mature Watertown couple. Approx. Sam-10am, Monday-Friday, some errands. (860)567-8079 after 3pm. MEDICAL SECRETARY- Busy MD officc. Resume to: P.O. Box 1133, Middlebury, CT 06762.

DISHWASHER- FT, some weekends. Some kitchen prep included- will train. Team-oricntcd kilehen sialT. Excellent wages and benefits. Growth opportunities available. Apply in person at East Hill Woods, 611 East Hi!! Road, Southbury. No telephone calls please. EOE.

CH1LDCARE AFTER school, Baldwin school district for 2hrs a day Mon-Fri (860)945-3265.

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CHILDCARE NEEDED for 2yr old MonFri, approx. 35hrs. a week. (860)945-3265.

Business Services

Business Services

PROFESSIONAL TYPING SERVICE Woodbury Secretarial Resume consultations, writing and design; typewriting; word processing; Tape transcription, mailing lists, j o b search letters, letter writing, stories. Books; dissertations, dieses, term papers. 203-263-2279

CARPENTER SERVICES LLC. Licensed, Insured. Interior/Exterior building, remodeling and repairs. (860)274-5430.

HOMEOWNERS Remodeling and repairs. Carpentry. Interior or exterior. PROMPT SERVICE at reasonable rates. Quality workmanship, free estimates, fully insured. State Registered. References available. Call William M. Cookc 263-5400. SEPTIC TANKS Cleaned- Herb Shaw Sanitation Service, the service professional. Call 274-8228 anytime. MARK SMOLLEVS Remodeling Company. Interior & exterior painting. Wallpapering. Carpentry. Including roofs and decks. Free estimates. Insured. References. Call 274-9082. MIKE'S PLOWING" and Maintenance. Call now for sanding, plowing and light hauling .Ask about our other services. Mike Parent. (860)567-3352.


MARANATHA CHIMNEY Service Chimneys cleaned professionally. Quick, clean, efficient service. 573-1255 or 4899979. BEN'S MASONRY- We specialize in stonewalls, steps, sidewalks, etc. 10 yrs. experience. Free estimates. (203)262-6502. SERVICES RENDERED. All types of alterations done. Men and Women. Call (860)274-6426. HANDYMAN FOR Hire: Odd jobs done reasonable rales. Cali Robert (860)2746517. • EAGLE PAINTING- Residential, commcrcial. Interior, exterior. Free estimates. Insured. Call (203)263-2528. B&D PAINTING. Inside & Outside. Small repairs. No job too small. Quality work. Insured. References. Prompt reply. Call Dave, (203)720-0611. DUMP RUNS- Debris removed, construction, yard, attic, basement, garage, office. Firewood-$65/half cord. (203)757-1365. GLENCO CONSTRUCTION Additions, Remodeling. Easements/Attics. License- insured. Call (860)274-9536.

Consumers Guide . . . to CRAFTS and EXPERT SERVICES To advertise in the Consumers Guide, call 274-8851 or 274-8852 CHRISTIE'S LANDSCAPING, LLC.

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g^IAGASSE PAINTING CO, • Wallpapering • Power Washing • Commercial / Residential • Interior/ Exterior • Local References • 30 yrs. Experience Free estimates Fully Insured 874-0670

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ELDERLY ARTIST Lady living in Washington Depot requires part-lime (2-3 days/week) live-in caregiver. Requirements include: Cooking, light housekeeping, drivers license and references. Please call (860)868-2900.

LPN/CNA. Looking for an experienced LPN or CNA for Saturday and Sunday overnights, 9:00 PM to 6:30 AM, for three ENGINEER-CIVIL- IMMEDIATE op- months (possibly longer). Location is a portunity for licensed P.E. in well estab- pleasant home in Washington (near Woodlished Land Surveying firm. Site Planning, bury). The patient is an inspiring lady with drainage and septic design a musi. All in- Multiple Sclerosis. Good references and quiries will be kept confidential. Write or self-transportation required. Call (860)868call Curl Smith at Bradford E. Smith & 0887 and leave name, number and best Son, 247 Main Street South, Woodbury, lime to call you. CT 06798. Tel. (203)263-0068. FU LL-TIME PARTS/TNSPECTION! FA" UVE-1N carcgivcr for elderly genUe^ Opening available for dependable, willing man, Monroe. Honesty, reliability and ma- to Icam candidates. Schedule 8-3:30. We turity required. Duties: cooking, house- offer competitive pay and benefits. Eagie Precision, located in the Pin Shop, Oakkeeping, shopping, and personal assisville. Apply in person (860)274-7786. tance. (203)452-9643.

PIZZA DELIVERY Drivers needed. Must have own car. Earn up to $10/hr Call Clem at Napolitano's Pizza Villa (203)264-3555. FULL-TIME WRECKER Driver position available w/somc mechanical experience helpful. Apply at Neil's Auto Body, 1029 Main St., Watertown. CNA- IF you arc interested in joining a team of dedicated professionals who provide care to the elderly and you have at least one year of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant then call Angels Watching Over You at (860)945-6522. BOOKKEEPER, PAYA8LES, receivabics, billing, bank rccs, good with details. Benefits, 401K, medical. Fax resume with salary 203-881-1110. Attn: Art Controller, TELLER POSITION- available at Litchfied Bancorp, in Washington and Litchficld office. Flexible hours. Must possess strong sales and quality service skills. Please contact Heather Pcrssonatli for interview/details at 860-868-7301. EXPERIENCED NANNY needed to care fot 2 scliool age children, part-time, in our Woodbury home. 3-4 days per week. Light housekeeping. Must drive & have references. Call days, Marion, 860-355-7607.

Help Wanted

HOUSEKEEPER- F/T position with excellent benefit package- alternating weekends- at lovely retirement community. Experience a plus, but will train. Apply at East Hill Woods, 611 East Hill Rd., Southbury. No telephone calls please. EOE.

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