Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier

State recognizes
Putnam students
The Connecticut Department of Education has notified the Putnam School District that it was one of two school districts that achieved the highest District Performance Index (DPI) increase in CAPT.  
Connecticut Academic Performance Tests (CAPT) are given to sophomores in all Connecticut high schools each spring.  
These tests measure performance of students in reading, writing, science and mathematics. District Performance Index is used to measure the performance of school districts and schools in Connecticut.  
William Hull, superintendent of Putnam Schools, said, “These results confirm and validate the work that is being done in Putnam by both our instructors and students.  Last year, Putnam Elementary School was recognized as a School of Distinction.  This year the district is recognized for CAPT scores at the high school.  I want to thank the entire staff of the district for their hard work and professionalism, as well as, the support we have received from the entire community.  This has definitely been a team effort.”


Promoted
Here are Quest Martial Arts newest Junior Black Belts.  Owners Grandmaster Mike Bogdanski and Master Kristin Duethorn promoted  Alyssa Arends, Olivia Cunha, Aleya Wesler, Zachary Bertram and Tanner Clark in a recent graduation. Courtesy photo.


By Ron P. Coderre
Passenger rail service was terminated in northeastern Connecticut decades ago but if you’ve followed David Austin’s baseball coaching career, he’s made more dugout stops than the Metro North makes on its way to New York.
In an announcement last week word was that Austin was hired to assume the leadership of the Killingly Redmen baseball fortunes.  The somewhat surprising news came following a successful stop for Austin at Marianapolis Prep School in Thompson, where he produced a winning program in his two seasons with the Golden Knights.  He succeeds Mike Scrapchansky who lasted only one season in Killingly.
Regarded as one of the best baseball minds for miles around, Austin’s diamond sojourn can’t seem to find roots in any of the programs that he’s led in his career.  His first opportunity as a varsity coach was at Putnam where he lasted for three seasons.  Following a brief hiatus he emerged at Woodstock Academy, where his tenure once again lasted only three springs.
In Woodstock he took over a program that was in shambles.  Despite always having talent the Centaurs were never able to produce a winning program.  After going 4-76 in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division for the three previous seasons, Austin immediately produced a winner.
In his initial season at the helm on Woodstock Hill he took the previously hapless Centaurs to a share of first place in the ECC Large and to three consecutive CIAC State Tournament appearances.
After taking another breather Austin ended up at Marianapolis where he took another program desperate for wins to new heights.  In his brief stint with the Golden Knights his teams won back-to-back SENE titles.
It should also be noted that Austin has also had two stints as the manager of the TriTown American Legion Baseball program.
In moving to Killingly, Austin cited his reason as wanting to get back to the more competitive ranks of Eastern Connecticut Conference baseball.
As a player Austin enjoyed success as a lefthanded pitcher.  In 1985 he formed a potent one-two mound combination with Rusty Greene, leading his alma mater Putnam High School to the only State championship in the history of Clipper baseball.  Following his graduation from Putnam he moved on to Manchester Community College where he enjoyed baseball success but by his own admission never followed through in the classroom.  He’s also one of the top pitchers to hurl for legendary coach Tom Auclair in the TriTown program.
Taking over a Killingly program that won only two games last season, there’s only one way for the Redmen under Austin to go and that is up.  If his train can stay parked at the Killingly station for a while the odds are that the Redmen will soon enjoy a revamped, winning program under Austin.


The following charges were listed in the Putnam Police Department logs.  The people charged are innocent until proven guilty in court. The Town Crier will publish dispositions of cases at the request of the accused. The dispositions must be accompanied by the proper documentation. The Putnam Police Department confidential Tip Line is 963-0000.
Jan. 8
Daniel Toniatti, 36, Oak Street, Monson, Mass.; second-degree failure to appear.
Eugene Hendrickson, 62, Peake Brook Road, Woodstock; operating an unregistered motor vehicle.
Jan. 9
Giuseppe Falzone, 52, Lyon Street, Putnam; disorderly conduct.
Jan. 10
Anthony Falzone, 21, Lyon Street, Putnam; disorderly conduct
Robert Baumuller, 44, Flagg Street, Putnam; operating with a suspended registration. Jan. 12
Eugene Montpelier, 54, Powhattan Street, Putnam; operating under the influence, failure to drive right, disobeying the signals of an officer, operating under suspension.
Jan. 13
Desire Adams, 26, Battey Street, Putnam; violation of a protective order, third-degree assault.
Danielle Cassell, 35, School Street, Danielson; operating with a suspended registration, insufficient insurance.




Legal  Notice
Town of Putnam
Zoning Board
of Appeals
 The Town of Putnam Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a meeting on January 21, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall located at 126 Church Street, Putnam, CT.  A public hearing will be held on the following:
 
Appeal  # 2013-006:  Scott Barylski/Blue Skies Enterprises  — Appeal  from the Decision from the Zoning Enforcement Officer to store and sell ammunition. Property located at 176 Church Street, Town Assessor’s Map 011-135. Zoned C-1.
 
Joseph Nash,
Chairman

Jan. 8, 2014
Jan. 15, 2014

Legal Notice
Town of Putnam
Planning Commission
The Town of Putnam Planning Commission will hold a meeting on January 27, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall located at 126 Church Street, Putnam, CT. A public hearing will be held on the following:
Application # 2014-01: Town of Putnam — Request for a 2-lot re-subdivision for property located at 36 Ridge Road, Town Assessor’s Map 45, Lot 19. Zoned Industrial.

Gerard Cotnoir,
Chairman

Jan. 15, 2014
Jan. 22, 2014

Legal Notice
Town of Pomfret
Planning &
Zoning Commission
The Pomfret Planning & Zoning Commission will hold the following Public Hearing on Monday, January 27th starting at 7:00 PM at the Pomfret Senior Center, 207 Mashamoquet Road, Pomfret Center, Connecticut:

1. An application from Peter B. Mann, 125 Valentine Road — special permit for Class II Home Occupation.
Dated this 13th day
of January 2014
Town of Pomfret
Planning &
Zoning Commission
Lynn L. Krajewski,
Clerk

Jan. 15, 2014
Jan. 22, 2014

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