Page 1

The Berlin

Cit itiz ize en Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Volume 17, Number 5

Town prepared for winter storms ahead By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

So far this season, snowfall has been less than what the town expected when compared to past years, according to Public Works Director Art Simonian. Crews have been out a few times already salting roads and plowing lanes. “Unfortunately most of the storms have happened at night or on the weekends, which forced some overtime for us,” Simonian said. “But our budgets are in good shape based on

Thursday, Januar y 31, 2013

Rising to the challenge

where we are calendar wise, as compared to two years ago when we had a very significant snowfall.” At the beginning of the year, Public Works’ overtime budget started at $75,000. Currently the balance is $42,000. The winter storm cleanup expenses, which include road salt, plow blades and truck repairs, was budgeted at $160,000. The account is currently at $80,000.

See Storms, page 18

Berlin High School art seniors win regional awards

Three Berlin High School seniors have won four awards at the 2013 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Brie Nickerson won an Honorable Mention in the Ceramics/Glass Category. Kayla Tenore received a Silver Key in the Sculpture Category. Nicole Maroon won two Gold Key awards, one each in Design and Photography. All entries will be displayed at the 2013 Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards

exhibition from Jan. 15 to Feb. 1, at the Slipe Gallery at University of Hartford. The 24th annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards is the largest juried student art exhibition in the state. A panel of over 30 judges reviewed entries from 136 schools and additional home schooled/independent entries. This year, the total number of entries topped 2,000 works. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have a legacy

dating back to 1923, and a notable roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Frances Farmer, Alan Arkin, John Lithgow, Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns, Ned Vizzini and many more. The Scholastic Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. See Awards, page 5

Attorney hired to resolve demolition concerns for new police station By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

See Station, page 27


Brought to you by

Submit Your Photo Now through February 3rd WIN $100 for a date night. See our ad inside for details!


In 2011, Town Council took steps to acquire the former Kensington Furniture storefront and warehouse properties for the future police station on Farmington Avenue. The town spent $2 million on purchasing and preparing the sites after years of planning. So what is the status of the new police station demolition? Currently, the town has brought in an attorney to help “resolve matters with neighboring businesses. The archi-

tect is working on a design for parking arrangements and some town property is being negotiated with the resolution of the demolition work to be completed,” according to a January Public Building Commission meeting record. “We’re trying to put together a demolishing schedule and we want to make sure we consider the surrounding businesses and their needs and make sure we address any particular problems that may arise,” Town

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Mayleen Perduta gets a lift from her Berlin High School teammates Jan. 26, at the Connecticut Classic Cheerleading Competition in Wolcott. The BHS cheerleaders placed second in the All-Girl Varsity division.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Britain man leads Berlin police on pursuit following car burglaries

A New Britain man faces numerous charges after a resident called police about a suspicious person, leading to a brief police pursuit, arrest and seizure of weapons and stolen property, police said. Miguel David Sanchez, 23, of 40 Shultz Rd. in New Britain, was arrested and charged with carrying a pis-

tol without a p e r m i t , weapons in a motor vehicle, operating under the influence, carrying a firearm while Sanchez under the influence, third-degree burglary, fourth-degree larceny, illegal possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug para-

phernalia, disobeying the signal of an officer, engaging in pursuit, failure to drive in the proper lane, multi-lane highway, travelling unreasonably fast, failure to have headlamps and three counts of failure to obey stop sign. Sunday morning, at 2:20 a.m., a resident called police about a suspicious man in dark clothing looking into cars parked in the Glenbrook Drive area, police

said. The man was seen leaving in a dark-colored minivan, police said. An officer responding to the call spotted the minivan and tried to stop it but the driver sped up in an attempt to get away, police said. Following a brief pursuit, the man stopped and was taken into custody, police said.

Inside the minivan, police found a loaded handgun and several other weapons, in addition to several items stolen from incidents in Berlin and Southington, police said. Sanchez was held in lieu of $75,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned in New Britain Superior Court on Jan. 28.

Move In Ready!

Local faces charges in connection with UBI Bank robbery By Richie Rathsack The Berlin Citizen

Southington and Bristol, police said. Armstrong was in the custody of the Department of Corrections after a December arrest in connection with a Southington robbery. A warrant was served Jan. 25, at the New Britain Superior Court. Armstrong is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail on this case.


Heritage Plaza 963 Farmington Ave., Berlin, CT Across from Walgreen’s Driveway

860-828-9911 Hours: M-F 9am-9pm; Sat & Sun 9am-5pm

Joe’s Contracting Service LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT


❄ ❆

Landscaping - Stump Grinding Drainage - Retaining Walls Tree & Shrub Removal Snow Removal Calendar.................24 Faith .........................8 Health.....................12 Marketplace............28 Letters ....................10 Obituaries.................4 Opinion...................10 Real Estate ............25 Seniors ...................17 Sports.....................21


Simple Tax Return Federal Form 1040EZ Ends February 15th

860-338-6390 Inside


❆ 1269694

Amtrak continues the installation of underground signal and communication cables, the first portion of construction for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. This work is required to upgrade signal and communication systems for the NHHS rail corridor and prepare for subsequent track and infrastructure improvements to re-establish Track 2. During February, work is scheduled in Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford. There will be occasional traffic interruptions at the grade crossings in these towns as the cable installation is progressed. Effort will be made to limit these disruptions, which should last no longer than 15 minutes. Also, during the month of February, day and nighttime lane closures are scheduled in Hartford on Park Street, Capitol Avenue, Asylum Avenue and Church Street so construction crews can make minor bridge modifications. Future updates on the status and location of cable installation activities will be provided on the NHHS Rail Program website at Information provided by NHHS Rail Project Team.




Ground work begins in Berlin for NHHS rail

Ashley E. Hancock Realtor® Mobile: (860) 558-5630 Email:


A local man faces robbery charges after police said he robbed the UBI Federal Credit Union, at 40A Chamberlain Highway, in Kensington, on Nov. 19. Robert Armstrong, 35, of 20 Dunham Dr., was arrested and charged with second-degree robbery and sec-

ond-degree larceny. After the robbery, police received s e v e r a l anonymous tips pointing to Armstrong Armstrong being involved with the robbery, police said. He is also suspected of robbing banks in

3 BR, 2.1 BA, 1739 SF w/HW Floors, SS Appliances, Granite Countertops, Gas FF, C/Air and Gas Heat. Located in Sought After Silver Ridge. $320,000. Call Ashley Hancock 860-558-5630.

PO 156 Kensington HIC #0631558

Casner ceremony The Berlin Police Department Honor Guard is scheduled to lay a wreath on the grave of Officer Jeffery Casner on Friday, Feb. 1, the 28 anniversary of his death in the line of duty. The ceremony will be held graveside, at Maple Cemetery, at 9 a.m. The ceremony is held annually by the Berlin Police Department to pay respect to their fallen brother and his family. Following the ceremony, Officer David Cruickshank, the recipient of the 2012 “Jeffery Casner Award” for excellence in DUI enforcement, will be presented with the award. Cruickshank made 21 DUI arrests. This represents 22 percent of the total DUI arrests made by the Berlin Police Department in 2012.


CALL 860-828-9529


By Richie Rathsack The Berlin Citizen


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

How to become a volunteer firefighter By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

they want and that’s just the way we choose to volunteer because we value the camaraderie and the training we get.” Matthew Pepe, South Kensington fire foreman, said it is gratifying knowing residents call the fire department because they need immediate assistance. “They are looking for our help in an emergency or they have safety and health concerns they want us to check into,” Pepe said. “We’re the people they turn to, the good guys and women.” Interested volunteers have

Get Experienced Representation for Alimony, Property and Custody Issues. - Free Consultation -

Berlin Law Offices, LLC 1240 Farmington Ave., Anchor Village Plaza Berlin, CT • 860-828-6688 Atty. Robert Murphy


Looking for the latest Berlin news? 1274199

The current version of the GED test is set to expire at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire too if you don’t finish and pass the test by then.

GED classes are beginning January 2013.

Call Today for FREE Design Consultation & Quote

Connecticut’s #1 Basement Remodeler fully licensed and insured - owner operated

CT HIC # 0674237


(860) 829-8587

For more information call 860-828-8135 or online at “Adult Education” 1273718

- Receive a Free 40” Flat Screen TV with $10,000 Min. Signed Contract - Financing Available -

See Volunteer, next page


Chamberlain Hwy. at Corbin Ave. 87 High Road, Kensington, CT Phone 223-54 92

Log onto

venient for those who have primary careers. Pepe said volunteers also train while on call. “Newbies” are usually paired with experience firefighters to make sure they understand the procedures and tactics of the job. “You can drill as much as


You’ve Remembered The Snacks, You’ve Remembered The Soda... Don’t Forget The Flowers or you’ll be in the Doghouse Brierley, Johnson

to go through fire training. The town pays for fire school, which roughly lasts six months with a total of 180 hours. Unlike police academies where cadets stay at the school all week, prospective firefighters only attend training one or two days a week. As a volunteer agency, Blais said being able to work and train on days off is con-


It is expensive to run a fire department, according to Assistant Chief Mike Blais, 53. This is why all four town departments, Berlin, East Berlin, Kensington and South Kensington, are volunteer based. “If the town decided to have a paid department, the town’s people would feel it in their paychecks because there are huge expenses,” Blais said. “We’re offering the town a bargain through a full staff of volunteers. This is just one reason why I lend my services; I’m trying to keep taxes down.” The departments are always looking for new volunteers to join the ranks. According to an advertisment, “dedicated volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, of good moral character, be a resident or work in Berlin and be physically capable of performing the duties of a firefighter.” Of course, Blais said volunteers have to pass a background check and drug test as well. “All they have to do is show up Monday evenings at any one of our four departments and show interest in the field,” Blais said. “If you want to be an active firefighter, you have to have the physical ability to do the job, such as climbing and carrying ladders, be able to carry people to safety and have endurance. There are folks who have

gone to fire school and never finished, either because they said it’s not for them or they can’t perform the duties.” Blais said his definition of good moral character is when a person has a desire to provide service to the community, whether it is through charities and organizations, or emergency and medical services. “All of us want to help the community in some way and this is the best that we (the volunteer firefighters for the Town of Berlin) can think of doing it,” Blais said. “Folks can volunteer in any way


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013


John L. Benigni, Sr.

Jack Benigni, 63, of Meriden, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2013, in his home. He was the beloved husband of Gail Benigni and proud father of three

Have you seen us on facebook?

he is survived by his sisters, Rae Benigni and Judy Mosier. He is also survived by his loving daughter-inlaws, Carrie, Amy, and Suzanne. Jack was a proud grandfather to Jackson, Carson, Madison, Bria, Blake, Avery, Rylie, Brady and Koby. In his retirement years, Jack loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always their favorite babysitter. Jack is also survived by

his sister-in-laws, Diane Mucik and Sandra Harrington and her husband, Dale. He also has numerous nieces and nephews; and his new dog, Bandit. Services were held Jan. 31, 2013, with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph Church, Meriden, followed by internment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Meriden YMCA, 110

West Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 . For online condolences please visit jferryfh. com


when they are available for calls. Unless there is an eminent need, such as weather related emergencies like Hurricane Sandy, the fire houses are unoccupied. This is why volunteers need to live or work in the area in order to respond as quickly as possible to a call. Some men and women choose to learn from the volunteer fire department because they might want to take the next step and become a paid firefighter for a career, according to Blais. “We are okay with that,” he said. “We request they stay on longer than one year. There are certain people with other endeavors that they want to move ahead.” There is a retention bonus for town volunteers based on

rank as firefighter, foremen, officer and chief. There also is a “paper-call.” Volunteers get paid a fix amount per call depending on the severity. For example, burning building versus cat stuck in a tree. Volunteers also receive a bonus for a certain amount of meetings they attend. “That’s to encourage people to make the calls because people are busy and they do have day jobs. It pays for the gas and people do appreciate that nowadays,” Pepe said. “Especially for those people

who are around town all the time because if you have three calls a day, you are constantly driving back and forth (to scene or firehouse) and you can burn up a quarter tank of gas.” Pepe said the retention program is not bringing in a lot of people, but it is appreciated by the people who volunteer. In all, Blais and Pepe said they “love being firefighters,” and the rewards are worth the hours put in. “Plus,” Blais said, “the older you get, the bigger your toys get.”

Continued from page 3 you want but when you actually get on scene and do it 100 percent live, that’s where you get all the experience,” Pepe said. During the day time, it sometimes is a struggle to get people for calls because volunteering is a secondary job, Blais said. Firefighters only have their wireless radio transmitters on when they are available. Volunteers inform their departments as to

ISSN 1525-1780 USPS 017-666 Published weekly by Record-Journal at 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 Periodicals postage paid at Meriden, CT, and at additional mailing offices.

Got Laundry???

Choice Laundry Service $1.1 860-518-1223 The Per Pou 0 nd Wash/Dry/Fold Best Clean, Fresh & Sanitized Picked Up & Delivered Residential/Commercial



POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Berlin Citizen, P.O. Box 438, Kensington, CT 06037-0438.

sons, Brian, Mark and John, Jr. He was born in Meriden on Sept. 8, 1949, a son of the late Primo and Marjorie Benigni. After graduating from local schools, Jack began a long career at AMF Cuno, currently 3M. He also worked part time as a tow truck operator for Danby’s for over 25 years. In addition to his wife of 45 years, and his three sons,


Readers’ Poll Here are The Berlin Citizen poll results from last week. We asked: Did you get a flu shot this season? Yes. 65% No. 35% Planning on it. 0% This week’s poll question asks: With temperatures dipping, how warm do you keep your home inside?



Vote online at

O 29-1779 T U A 860-8 BERLIN’S




Make life a little sweeter.




BE 684


860-863-5405 • 685 Queen St., Southington Meriden 203-440-4315 Hartford 860-246-6100

Bristol 860-583-9800 Waterbury 203-591-9463


Offer valid at participating locations shown below. Valid on arrangemnents and dipped fruit boxes only. Offer expires 6/30/13. Offer code must be used when placing order. Arrangements available in a variety of sizes. Containers may vary. Delivery not available in all areas. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, coupon or coupon code. Excludes tax and delivery. Not valid on previously purchased items. Acceptance and use of coupon is subject to all applicable laws. Void whre prohibited. See store for details. EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS® & Design and all other marks noted are trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. ©2013 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved.

10% Senior Citizen DISCOUNT


Certified Emissions Repair Facility Complete Computer Diagnostics ASE Certified Master Mechanics Experts in All General Repairs Heavy Duty Truck Repairs Heavy Duty Equipment Repairs Diesel Engine Repairs Specializing in Commercial Fleet Service 24 Hour Towing


Check out our website:

New Britain 860-223-0085 Middletown 860-346-1364

More obituaries on page 9

Expire 2/28/13



*Most cars, up to 5 qts. of standard oil with filter. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Awards Continued from page 1 Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts focused organizations across the country to bring the Scholas-

tic Awards to local communities. Teens can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are

past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Year after year, the program grows with increased participation from students and communities across the

country. In the past five years alone, submissions have topped 700,000 works, and students have been eligible for over $25 million in awards and scholarships. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards continues to be the longest-running and prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

The awards were presented Jan. 27, at the Lincoln Theater at University of Hartford. The Silpe Gallery is located at 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, call (860) 768-4827. Submitted by Janet Galasso, Berlin High School art teacher

Valentine’s Day Special...

Receive a FREE $20 Gift Coupon with the purchase of $100 or more in Gift Certificates for your Valentine!

Since 1988


of Connecticut Therapeutic Massage Center 869652

928 Farmington Ave. Kensington, CT 06037 For daily updates visit our website:


Local and worldwide delivery available BERLIN 12 19 Frontage Road


HOME OF $5 TUESDAY 860-829-1279

$5 Early Bird*(Matinees before NOON) *premium upcharges may apply.


ZERO DARK THIRTY (R) 10:55, 2:30, 6:45, 10:15 DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) 11:25, 3:00, 7:00, 9:55 LES MISERABLES (PG13) 3:30, 7:00 LINCOLN (PG13) 11:30, 2:45, 6:40, 10:05 HOBBIT (PG13) 11:55, 9:35 BROKEN CITY (R) 11:15, 2:05, 4:40, 7:35, 10:10 MAMA (PG13) 10:50, 1:20, 4:00, 7:05, 10:30 SILVER LININGS (R) 10:45, 1:35, 4:25, 7:25, 10:20 MOVIE 43 (R) 11:35, 1:55, 4:45, 7:30, 10:30 PARKER (R) 11:05, 1:50, 4:55, 7:50, 10:35 HANSEL & GRETEL 3D (R) 11:45, 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 8:05, 10:25 WARM BODIES (PG13) 11:00, 1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 BULLET TO THE HEAD (R) 11:40, 2:10, 4:30, 7:45, 10:00


Your Valentine’s Day Headquarters. We deliver: Roses, Flower Arrangements, Chocolates, Jewelry and Gifts!

Floral Designs L.L.C.

Stop in our store Feb. 1st thru Feb. 14th and register to win a

❤ FREE ❤ Chocolate Lover’s Basket!




Happy Valentine’s Day!



Dean’s list

Bryant University, Rhode Island - Nicole Baccaro, Cody McCormack, Blayne Michalski of Berlin. Central Connecticut State University - Julie Baldyga, Scot Boccia, Gregory Bransfield, Carol Brazoski, Keith Busch, Carley Calafiore, Kaitlyn Cantafi, Cara Cavallari, Marc DelValle, Stephanie Durante, Taylor Friedmann, Jennifer Garcia, Christopher Jacques, Kaitlyn Jensen, Christopher Kolodziej, Kevin Lennehan, Christopher Marcelli, Meaghan McCandless, Darrin Misteri, Huy Nguyen, Terrance Regan, Kaylene Sylvain, Jessica Williams and Sarah York, of Berlin; Jake Labieniec, Taylor Welch, Nicole Whitehill of East Berlin; Marcin Bakula, Ana Dauphin, Eric Dietsch, Olivia Hornberger, Michael Hughes, Michael Imundo, Katie Jambard, Sabrina Kania, Kevin Knopf, Kelley Manning, Emily Olson, Matthew Padykula, Sarah Paul, Nina Raczkowski, Robyn Riggott, Nikki Sambitsky and Mary

Sylvester, of Kensington. Loyola Marymount University, California - Elizabeth Dunham, of Berlin. Paul Smith’s College, New York - Joshua Paradis, of Berlin. Quinnipiac University Nicole Dolan, Natalie Earley and Carli Mazzarella, of Berlin; Lauren Prior, of Kensington. Rogers Williams University, Rhode Island - Kaitlyn Bovee and Alex Camosci, of Berlin; Krystie Luczynski, of Kensington. Sacred Heart University - Chelsey Curren, of Berlin; Spencer Kelly and Trevor Kelly, of East Berlin. University of New Hampshire - Denise Jurczszak, of Berlin. University of New Haven - Jeffrey Parsons, of Kensington.

President’s list Clarkson University, New York - Brian S. Freeland, of East Berlin. Elon University, North Carolina - Theresa McCurdy, of Berlin. Siena College, New York 1270581



The Berlin Citizen Thursday, January 31, 2013

quirements and more, visit .

- Kathryn Hagen, of Berlin. University of Bridgeport - Paige Owens, of Berlin.

Honors Sophia Portal, George Davis, Claudia Davis and Connor McElravy, of Belrin.

Scholastic achievements


All Night Graduation Party

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced its 2013 ADHD scholarship program for people diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. The Shire ADHD Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and offers a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services intended to assist the scholarship recipient with the transition to higher education. Fifty onetime scholarships will be awarded in June. Deadline to apply is March 27. For more information, eligibility re-

Meeting The All Night Graduation Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., in the library at Berlin High School. Learn more about the Class of 2013 program to keep students safe on graduation night. Parents, guardians, older siblings and members of the community are welcome. Reflective address signs The Berlin High School Class of 2013 All Night Graduation Committee has blue reflective address signs for purchase. For more information, costs and to place an order, call Diane Deutsch at (860) 828-5791.

Anthony G. Gagliardi, of Berlin, a cadet at Virginia Military Institute, Virginia, was among the 1,500 people who marched in this year’s presidential Inaugural parade. The cadets’ participation marks the 14th time the VMI Corps of Cadets has participated in a presidential Inaugural parade. Casey Merola, of Berlin, has been selected to represent Connecticut as a National Youth Delegate to the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University in June.

University High School of Science and Engineering The following local students were named to the honor roll at the University High School of Science and Engineering at the University of Hartford. High honors Toby Sznaj and Brandon Portal, of Berlin.

Italian night The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., has scheduled its annual Italia Night pasta dinner fundraiser with live music for Friday, Feb. 1, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Menu includes pasta, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, Italian cookies, beverages and a complimentary glass of wine for adults. Proceeds benefit Hungerford’s animals. A fee is charged. No reservations are required. For more information, call (860) 827-9064.

“Owner Operated Since 1999” “Owner Operated Since 1999”


or visit

SAVE for current price







HOD #360



Tired of Climbing into the Shower? Is Your Bathroom Old or Dated? Seniors We Offer Tub & Shower receive $100 Conversions at OFF Wholesale Pricing!



Make life a little sweeter.

(Includes demo, haul-away, sub flooring, install of tub or shower enclosure, kohler fixtures, plumbing & sheetrock)






Lic. # 282931

New Britain 860-223-0085 Middletown 860-346-1364 1273961

Licensed Insured

860-863-5405 • 685 Queen St., Southington 1271168

Fast, Dependable, Friendly Service Full Plumbing and Carpentry Service Call Today for A Free Estimate Over The Phone

Meriden 203-440-4315 Hartford 860-246-6100

Bristol 860-583-9800 Waterbury 203-591-9463

Offer valid at participating locations shown below. Valid on arrangemnents and dipped fruit boxes only. Offer expires 6/30/13. Offer code must be used when placing order. Arrangements available in a variety of sizes. Containers may vary. Delivery not available in all areas. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, coupon or coupon code. Excludes tax and delivery. Not valid on previously purchased items. Acceptance and use of coupon is subject to all applicable laws. Void whre prohibited. See store for details. EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS® & Design and all other marks noted are trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. ©2013 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Garden club

Tax liens

AARP free tax assistance is available to Berlin residents. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call the BerlinPeck Memorial Library at (860) 828-7125 or the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006.

We Offer BYOB

r ous for Ou We’re Fam ressing! D n House Italia


Tax assistance


The Berlin Garden Club has scheduled a presentation, “Pruning made Practical” with Karla A. Dalley, for Thursday, Feb. 21, at 12:30 p.m., at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. There will be refreshments and a raffle. Admission is a nonperishable food item for the town food pantry. For more information, call (860) 573-8521.


Effective Friday, Feb. 1, any liens released by the Revenue Collector’s office in the Town of Berlin are subject to a waiting period of seven business days if payment is made with a personal check, according to Town Hall. There can be no exceptions to this rule. If an immediate release is necessary, payments may be made with cash, money order or bank check.

MON.-FRI. 6 am-9 pm; SAT. 7 am-9 pm; SUN. 7 am-8 pm

• Steak Night Thursdays Special!

Since 1987

10oz. NY Strip, your choice of 2 sides.....$12.99 12oz. Prime Rib, your choice of 2 sides $13.99


• Fridays Fish & Chips................$8.99 • Prime Rib Saturdays

Daily Lunch Specials 11-4

$6.99 Dinner Specials starts at 2pm Starting at

$7.99 3 Course Valentine’s Day Dinner

Reservations Accepted!

SUPER BOWL SPECIALS Large Pizza Plus Buffalo Wings, Bottle of Soda or Pitcher $19.95


Party Pizza Plus 20 Wings $29.95 Call in Advance One Topping per pizza excludes shrimp or chicken

Soup or Salad Entree Choice


Starting at 2 p.m.

• Flat Iron Steak w/Two Sides • Stuffed Shrimp w/Two Sides Chicken Pasta w/Vodka Sauce w/Salad & Bread •


Homemade Chocolate Cake • N.Y. Cheesecake

w/Complimentary Glass of Wine

Open M-Thurs. 11-10; Fri. & Sat. 11-11; Sun. 11-9

1211 Farmington Ave., Berlin

797 Farmington Ave., Kensington • 860-829-1130

(next to C&C Liquors)

Phone: 860-829-2334 • Fax: 860-829-2335


SCORE BIG SAVINGS! Prices effective Fri., 2/1 - Sun. 2/3/13

NO Cards, NO Gimmicks, Just Rogers Great Values Daily! Like us on GIFT CARDS .... Always Available Remember we do Catering! Pick-up a brochure in the store or visit our website at for all the Great Selections


30 Pack Cans $22.99

HOT SPECIALS FROM OUR MEAT TEAM Baby Back Pork Ribs- Full Rack .. $3.88 lb. SAVE $2.11 lb.



7.00 OFF



a purchase of $60.00 or more.

Excludes beer, cigarettes, lottery tickets. Cannot be combined with other offers.

BBQ or Buffalo Chicken Wings ................................................................. $11.99 2 lb. pkg. Ex. Lg. Cooked Cocktail Shrimp..........................31-40 ct. $7.99 lb. or $15.88 2 lb. bag Fresh Sliced Rare or Italian Roast Beef..................................................................... $7.99 lb.

FRESH FROM OUR PRODUCE TEAM! La Mexicana Fresh Salsa, 16 oz. cups .................................................... $2.99 Save $1.00 or Guacamole, 10 oz.....................................................................................................$3.49 Freshly Prepared Small Veggie Platters, Serves 8-12.............................................. $14.99 Freshly Prepared Small Fruit Platters, Serves 8-12 ................................................. $18.99



Digiorno Pizza, 12” Asst. Var...... $5.99 Save $3.00 Kraft Velveeta, 16 oz. loaf .......... $3.99 Save $1.00

Hampton Farms Roasted Peanuts in Shell, 10 oz. bags 2/$3.00

Return your Roger’s handle bags to be used on your shopping order and we will refund

10 cents per bag used in that order • Gift Cards Always Available.

visit us at • Kensington, CT • 45 Chamberlain Highway • ph.860.828.4157 fx.860.828.8377 store hours: Monday through Saturday 7 am - 9 pm • double manufacturer’s coupons - see store for details, postage stamps, mastercard, visa, discover, american express, yankee 24, nyce NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES, ILLUSTRATIONS ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT ITEMS ON SALE. NOT ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT ALL STORES.



Rent Portone DVD’s



Faith news is welcome here

The Berlin Citizen has a section dedicated to faith and we welcome a wide range of news from local churches, temples, meeting houses, mosques and other religious organizations. In addition to notices

about services and programs, we know your organization is involved in community life in numerous ways. And so we ask, does your house of worship have a story to share with our readers? You may wonder, what are some of the topics of interest that we’d like to publish? Here are a few ideas. Has

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, January 31, 2013

your church undergone renovations, received recognition, offered a new program, or grown its congregation? Do you have a new pastor, organist, choirmaster or religion teacher? Have you undertaken a social or charitable mission or traveled on behalf of your church? Have you written an essay or sermon that could inspire a wider audience? Does the church have an anniversary or celebration it would like to publicize? Are there traditions or practices you’d like the community to know more about? All of these activities are newsworthy and we’d like to publish submissions of this kind in our faith section. If you like to write and have a story to tell that involves your faith community, send it to and put “faith sub(203) 317-2303 FAX (203) 235-4048

mission” in the subject line. In general, submissions should be no more than 500 words. Photos are welcome. Please include: your full name, a phone number, the name of your organization and in what capacity you represent it. Questions also can be sent to The Berlin Citizen email.

the annual Souper Sunday on Feb. 3, Super Bowl Sunday observance. Joining with other churches and organizations throughout the country. Worshippers are welcome to bring canned food items, especially soup, and or money offerings for the Berlin Social Services and food pantry.

Ladies Guild

Forever Young Club

The Ladies Guild of St. Paul Church is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., in the church hall. The evening will have a Mardi Gras theme. Items collected for the town food pantry this month are tuna and canned fruits. All ladies of the parish are welcome.

St. Gabriel’s St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church is participating in Cell: (860) 302-0379

The Berlin

Cit itiz ize en

Multi-Media Sales Representative

11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450


Annemarie Goulet

RICH'S RICH'S CITGO CITGO III III • Over 20 Years Experience • Free Door to Door Service • All Your Automotive Needs Under One Roof • We Work On Foreign & Domestic Vehicles






Flush & Check Radiator. Up to 2 Gallons of Coolant. Check Belts, Includes Free Tire Rotation and Hoses & Thermostat. Parts Extra. With Free 21 Point Inspection Coupon Only. EXPIRES 2/28/13. With Coupon Only. EXPIRES 2/28/13.

We can Diagnose your problem



Does not include repair work. One coupon per customer. With Coupon Only. EXPIRES 2/28/13.


39.95 $49.95 $59.95


Includes Plugs & Full Inspection. Parts Extra. One coupon per customer. With Coupon Only. EXPIRES 2/28/13.



Kensington Congregational

Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled Ash Wednesday Services for Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon and 7 p.m. Imposition of ashes and scripture. Lenten Pot luck dinner and programs - Pot luck dinner are scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by a program. The public is welcome. Bring a dish to share. Programs are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Intergenerational music with Erin Roche. Kensington Congregational Church offers a drop-in adult/child playgroup every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. This is an unstructured time for children to meet and play. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

See Faith, page 27

Most cars. With Coupon Only. EXPIRES 2/28/13.

Ace Oil Oil





The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at Sacred heart Church. A pasta dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m., with meeting to follow. Laurie Dauphin will present a program on the latest volunteer medical trip to South America.

Company LLC

24 Hour Emergency Service


Cash, Senior & Volume Discounts Call Today

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-6 PM; Sat. 8 AM-12 NOON



116 Main St., Kensington, CT 828-1155

203-630-9141 CT Reg. #HOD 446

s r




Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Martha Turner

Submission reminder

The Berlin Citizen welcomes submissions regarding upcoming events happening in the community. These brief items run free of charge. We do our best to run a submission at least one time, however, due to space constraints we cannot guarantee a submission will be published on a specific date and content may be edited. Send submissions to news or contact Marsha at (203) 3172256. If you have specific requirements for a submission you must place a paid advertisement. To discuss this, contact Berlin sales representative Annemarie Goulet at (203) 317-2303.

Obituary fee

Suzanne Lee Coté, 66, of East Berlin, died Jan. 21, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with many health issues. A lifelong resident of East Berlin, she was born Jan. 31, 1946, – the beginning of the “Baby Boom” generation – to the late Joseph E. Coté and the late Lillian R. (Conopast) Coté. She attended local schools and graduated from Berlin

Roger W. Austin, Sr. Roger W. Austin, Sr., 85, of Ke n s i n g t o n , died Jan. 20, 2013, at Touchpoints of Farmington, after a long illness. He was the son of the late James Sr. and Margaret (McCarroll) Austin. He is pre-deceased by his son Roger Jr., his brothers James Jr. and Alan and his sister Romona. He is survived by his wife of 55 years MaryLou; daughter Lu-Ann Reznik and her husband Gary, of Plantsville, and their children Heather and Eric, of Florida, who were his pride and joy. He also leaves his brother Don-

“Caring Service with a Gentle Hand” Carolyn Smith, Owner

James Casso, Director 96 MAIN STREET Kensington, CT 06037

Phone (860) 828-4730 FAX (860) 829-6509

WINDOWS • SIDING • ROOFING Family Owned & Operated Since 1979

Specials On: ❖ Windows ❖ Doors ❖ Siding All Completed by 1 Company

Christopher Porter and Paul Warren

CALL TODAY 860-621-1642

Licensed Funeral Directors


111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, CT 06037 5 Generations of Family to Family Service Established 1869


We’ll be here when you need us most. Funeral Assistants

More obituaries on page 20

FUNERAL HOME INC. • (860) 223-0981

Ron Lindgren and Peg Porter

ald, of Wallingford. Roger was a carpenter all his life and retired from St. Francis Hospital. Prior to that, he worked many years installing custom kitchens throughout the state. He was a 60 year member of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed watching the Yankees, UConn Women’s Basketball, as well as traveling to Florida for some winter warmth and Cape Cod for Indian summer. Funeral and burial will be private. Porter’s Funeral Home is in charge of ar rangements. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Berlin Memorial



The Berlin Citizen charges a $50 processing fee for obituaries. For more information, call The Citizen at (203) 3172256.

Suzanne Lee Coté

High School. After graduation, she was employed at The Hartford Electric Light Company, which became CL&P and then NU. She held a number of supervisory positions until her retirement in 2006 after 44 years of service to the same company. She was, perhaps, the world’s number one fan and authority on Elvis Presley. Throughout her life she traveled to see “The King” live in concert many times. She loved to cook and entertain at home, leaving her family and friends with many everlasting memories of wonderful parties. Suzanne lived life to its’ fullest and had a special and joyous sense of humor and entertained everyone with her many stories. She loved to travel and most of all loved the beach - especially the Cottage in Clinton, which she rented for many years Hawaii, and shopping in Maine. A lifelong cat lover, she cared for and rescued many cats over the years. Suzanne is survived by her sister Pamela J. Bryck; her aunt Lorraine T. Coté; her loyal and wonderful caregiver Agnes Matug and her family; her feline companions Max and Mikey, and her many cousins, extended family and friends – all of whom loved her dearly. Services were held Jan. 26, 2013, at 9 a.m., at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Paul Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Suzanne’s memory may be made to Friends of Berlin Animal Control (FOBAC) P.O. Box 1, Kensington, CT 06037.


Martha Lee Turner, 67, of Berlin, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Lowell, Mass., June 17, 1945, a daughter of the late Amos S. Turner Jr. and Eleanor Carr Turner. She was a graduate of D’Youville College with a BA in math and chemistry. She later received her Master’s Degree in education and a Sixth Year in guidance and counseling. She had been employed by the Newington Public Schools teaching math for 36 years before retiring in 2002. Geometry and statistics were her favorites. While at Newington High School, she started the girls’ basketball program and coached them for 25 years. Prior to and during her retirement, she was devoted to the care of her mom, doing anything and everything for her. In retirement, she became an avid dog agility competitor. She took great pride in

training her dogs. She became a student of the sport. She loved attending competitions, talking with and cheering on fellow competitors, always helping wherever she could to make a trial run smoothly. She is survived by her lifelong best friend, Joyce E. Rivers; her sister, Melissa T. Cohen; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter A. and Ann Turner and Mark A. and Debbie Turner; her nieces and nephews, Melissa Kozusko (Dan), Debbie Turner, Alex Turner (Michelle), Cassandra Cohen and Stephanie Turner. She is also survived by her second family, the Rivers and the Arisco’s. A memorial service was held Jan. 27, 2013, at The Wallingford Funeral Home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the New England Sheltie Rescue, New England Sheltie Rescue, c/o Donna Vera, 274 Colburn Rd., Canturbury, CT. 063311117, nesheltierescue, or the Animal Cancer Foundation, 129 Glover Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850, Online memorial at Lic. #614190 ALWAYS FREE ESTIMATES



Luminary display

To the editor, Many thanks to all those who generously donated their time and/or money to support the third annual Worthington Ridge luminary display on Christmas Eve. This enormous undertaking would never be possible without you. Pack5 Tiger Den was well-represented and these young boys did an awesome job arranging the votive candles. A special thanks to the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department for purchasing teddy bears for

each child taken during the Newtown tragedy. That touching display on the lawn of the Berlin Congregational Church is one we will never forget. Thanks to the Berlin Congregational Church for donating the use of their hall and to the Town of Berlin Public Grounds Department for delivering sand to the church. What became a vision of ours has now become a tradition for our town that we hope to continue for years to come. We can’t thank you enough for your support. The true meaning of Christmas is when we reach out to help others – to all of you who helped, know that you made a beautiful, reflective Christmas Eve memory for all those who took a drive down the Ridge. Doug and Chris Rose Berlin

Government Meetings

Monday, Feb. 4 Historic District, Town Hall Room 7, 7 p.m. Inlands/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 Parks & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 Berlin VNA, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 7 p.m. Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m.

Kensington Fire District, 947 Farmington Ave., 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Economic Development Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Veterans Commission, American Legion Post 68, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m.

The Berlin

Cit itiz ize en P.O. Box 438 Kensington, CT 06037 Executive Vice President and Assistant Publisher - Liz White Senior Vice President of Operations and Major Accounts – Michael F. Killian Managing Editor Online/ Weeklies – Carolyn Wallach News Editor – Olivia L. Lawrence Editor – Monica Szakacs Sports Editor – Nick Carroll

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, January 31, 2013


Full-day kindergarten, an investment in our future By Phyllis A. Kindelan and J. Leo Gagne Special to The Citizen The Town of Berlin’s 20132014 budget season is upon us and over the course of the next several months, our community’s elected leadKindelan ers will engage in the traditional – and sometimes trying – deliberations that such processes require. Gagne As with any municipal budget, education represents the singlelargest line item expense. Difficult fiscal challenges must be faced and decisions must be made. One of those decisions, in our considered opinion, must be to move forward with the implementation of full-day kindergarten in Berlin’s public schools beginning this fall. As long-time Berlin residents and parents with nowgrown children who attended our fine schools, we know our community. As board

Advert. Manager – Kimberley E. Boath Sales Consultant – Annemarie Goulet CONTACT US Advertising:...........................(203) 317-2303 Fax - (203) 235-4048 News and Sports:..................(203) 317-2447 Fax - (203) 639-0210 Marketplace: .........................(203) 238-1953 Published every Thursday. Delivered by mail to all of the homes and businesses in the two ZIP codes serving Berlin – 06037 and 06023. The Berlin Citizen is published by the Record-Journal Publishing Co.

members of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain – whose charge it is to help make Berlin and its surrounding communities the best they can be – we advocate for critical causes that are important to our future. Few dispute the overwhelming evidence that high-quality early childhood education pays untold dividends and is a strategically sound investment on multiple levels. Studies show fullday kindergarten positively impacts everything from literacy to language development, enrichment to peer interaction, social/emotional development to physical education and so much more. Since 2005, the Community Foundation has invested nearly $1 million through its First Years First initiative to help prepare the children of Berlin, Plainville, Southington and New Britain for success in school and in life by enhancing their early childhood development experi-

ence. Full-day kindergarten in each of our communities remains one of our goals. The full-day kindergarten movement is gaining momentum. Plainville is implementing full-day kindergarten. Southington is seriously considering it. New Britain and more than 70 school districts throughout Connecticut are already on board. Communities across America are choosing the prudent path, investing in their futures and their quality of life. Berlin and its children must keep pace. We heartily encourage our elected leaders, and the people of Berlin, to embrace full-day kindergarten. Phyllis Kindelan is chair and J. Leo Gagne is vicechair and chair-elect of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, which serves Berlin, Plainville, Southington and New Britain. Both are Berlin residents.

Letters policy - E-mail letters to, mail to P.O. Box 438, Berlin, CT 06037 or 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 or fax to (203) 639-0210. -The Citizen will print only one letter per person each month. - Letters should be approximately 300 words. We reserve the right to edit letters. - Letters should be on topics of general interest to the community. We do not list names of people, organizations and businesses being thanked. - Names of businesses are not allowed. - Letters must be signed and names will appear in print. - Include a phone number so The Citizen can contact you for verification. - Letters must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday to be considered for publication on the following Thursday.

For advertising, please call (203) 317-2303 or e-mail:


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen


Encouraging children to visit the library Helen Aveline Special to The Citizen

“Take Your Child to the Library Day,” held on the first Saturday in February, was launched in February 2012 as a Connecticut library community event. With over 120 libraries and 15,000 attendees participating nationally, the grassroots movement was a tremendous success. Now, less than a year after the original event, there are

now over 250 participating libraries in 34 states and 3 countries. Libraries across the nation and around the world will be encouraging parents and caregivers to bring children to the library by offering special events and giveaways. New books will be displayed and library cards given out all to raise even more awareness of the benefits of your local public library. Here in Berlin on Saturday, Feb. 2, there will be an all-day guessing jar game; a family craft activity, from 1 to 3 p.m.; and hourly raffle drawings. Children of all ages may check out a great Valentine book and make a card for someone special on Saturday, Feb. 9, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Celebrate the long Presidents’ Holiday weekend with these fun events. On Friday, Feb. 15, at 1:30 p.m.,

come make a tasty treat. We will work together to melt chocolates then pour them into a mold to make chocolate lollipops that are both delicious and beautiful. This program is for children in grades one to five, with an adult. Stop in or call (860) 828-7125 to register. Looking for some fun and laughter? The Airborne Jugglers are unforgettable. Astounding team juggling will amaze your eyes as upbeat music fills your ears. You’ll erupt into riotous laughter as audience members are plucked from the crowd and become the stars of the show. This hilarious program is for children in grades Kindergarten to five. Please stop in or call to register. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 1:30 p.m., will feature Family Movie Time. Join us for the showing of “Dragons: Rid-

Open Book

Student Voices

Meeting President Barack Obama Nick Gendron Special to The Citizen

Through the People to People Ambassador Program, I recently had an amazing experience visiting Washington, D.C., for six days. Gendron My favorite part of the trip was watching the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and seeing President Barack Obama taking his second term oath in office. I am thrilled that I was given the opportunity to witness a moment in history in person. I also got to see live musicians. My favorite artist to see was Beyonce who is a wonderful

singer with a talented voice. I was also lucky enough to attend the inaugural ball. I couldn’t believe that President Obama was actually in front of me in person and spoke to the group. He said “you are all special people and can do great things in life.” This statement moved me in a great way. I know I can achieve my goals, just like Mr. Obama, as long as I work hard and put in my all. I was able to take a picture with him and my group after the speech. The very best part was when Mr. Obama’s shook my hand. That was an incredible experience. During my trip, I visited the Arlington Cemetery, where rows of graves lay over what was once soldiers The graves reminded me of

soldiers lining up to fight during combat. During the visit, I got to see where John F. Kennedy was buried. I also made new friends from all across the country through the program. I had a wonderful time on my trip with the People to Peo ple Ambassador Program and will have life long memories. Nick Gendron is a sixth grade student at McGee Middle School. While in fifth grade, he was awarded by the People to People Ambassador Program for demonstration outstanding leadership skills. Through the program, Gendron attended the presidential inauguration and ball, met the president and also toured Washington, D.C.

ers of Berk.” Enjoy the further adventures of Hiccup and his friends on the Island of Berk. Feel free to bring a comfy seat and a snack. Run time: 88 minutes, rated PG. This is a drop-in program for children of all ages. Finally, in conjunction with the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, we will be presenting “Play for All,” a playgroup for children with special needs on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us for this special playtime that’s fun for children of all ages and gives

parents the opportunity to talk, support and encourage each other. This is a drop-in program held one Saturday a month here, and one Saturday a month in Newington. And don’t forget a good book, of course. Ask our friendly children’s staff to show you some of the newest titles in the collection or some old favorites. Hope to see you soon! Helen Aveline is library director of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Libray. To contact Aveline, email haveline@

Democratic Town Committee adopts gun control resolution The Berlin Democratic Town Committee endorsed President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals at its Jan. 17 meeting. The following resolution regarding the continuing gun violence in America, as stated by former Town Attorney and Town Councilman Steven Anderson, was unanimously adopted: “We expect that the U.S. Congress will immediately enact legislation to fully implement President Obama’s proposals for curbing gun violence including requiring universal background checks and bans on military style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.” This resolution will be forwarded to the U.S. Congress. Town Committee Chairman Fred Jortner said “In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, we felt it was important to add our voice to the growing number of individuals and organizations that are demanding swift legislative action to begin to address the out of control violence occurring in our country.” Submitted by the Berlin Democratic Town Committee

Show us your winter wear We’d like to see you in your favorite hat, mittens, earmuffs, galoshes and scarves. Winter wear makes its own fashion statement and here’s your chance to show off yours. Did you knit your mittens, buy that snowsuit in the Alps or inherit those leg warmers? Do you have stylish snowshoes or whimsical Wellies (rain boots)? Tell us about it when you send in a photo of yourself or a family member decked out in their fashion forward snow gear. We’ll publish your submissions in an upcoming edition of The Berlin Citizen. Send to


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Severe cold weather impacting the state Gov. Malloy urges anyone needing shelter to call 2-1-1

With bitter cold temperatures outside, Gov. Dannel Malloy directed the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure the state’s most vulnerable people are protected. “The 2-1-1 system provides an incredibly important service to the people of Connecticut and I encourage

everyone to take advantage of the help that is available to them,� Malloy said, who encouraged local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to help people in need. Under the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol, DEMHS activates its WebEOC communications network, an internet-based system that allows local, regional and state emergency management officials and first responders to share up-to-

date information about a variety of situations and conditions. The system is used to monitor capacity at shelters across the state, enabling 2-11 to act as a clearinghouse to ensure shelter space is found for those who need it. Local officials, working through WebEOC, can alert 2-1-1 and the state when they open temporary shelters or warming centers. DSS coordinates with 2-1-1 and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, as well as working with exist-

Ratchford Eye Center

ing vendors, to resolve transportation issues for people needing shelter during the period of severe cold. DMHAS, meanwhile, has teams who specialize in working with homeless people to locate those who are at risk, spread the word about the 2-1-1 system and encour-

Nutrition class The Hospital of Central Connecticut has scheduled free classes on nutrition during cancer treatment for the third Thursday of each month, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the New Britain General campus. Registered Dietitian May Harter, M.S., R.D., CD-N, is scheduled to speak. Free parking and refreshments are provided. For more information, contact Noa Mencher at (860) 2245187 or email



are the Benefits of Massage?

Here are a few to consider:

• Easing Stress • Improved Blood Circulation • Helps with Digestive Issues • Can help improve Sleep, Energy & Mobility



Brett W. Kjellen, OD Optometrist

â?† What

Touch of Paradise Massage Therapy 363 New Britain Rd., Kensington • 860-828-6443 � Rob Palaski, CLMT



860-829-8939 860-829-8939

Certified Massage Therapist


Take â?† advantage of our


â?† $


One Hour Massage



Hurry! Offer expires â?† 2-15-13

â?„ â?„â?†

PARAGON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Excellence in Behavioral Healthcare Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services Day And Evening Appointments Most Major Insurances Accepted • Confidential, Accessible, And Caring Randi Schnur, PhD Director Elizabeth Johnson, APRN Susan Barba, APRN

Jacqueline Ercole, APRN Stu Erris, LCSW Barbara Brien, LCSW

Conveniently Located in the Rear of Ferndale Center 26 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington




Offering Comprehensive Eye Services ServicesininOur OurNew New Offering Comprehensive Eye State-of-the-Art Eye Eye Center Center with Optical State-of-the-Art Optical Shop Shop




â?…â?„ Mary Gina Ratchford, MD Daniel W. Chin, MD Board Certified Ophthalmologists

age everyone to take advantage of the safety of shelters. The agency is also working with shelters to assess and meet the needs of individual clients during this cold snap. Submitted by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection



Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Tips to help survive and thrive this winter needed. It is important to pay attention to the body’s reactions during those breaks. If shortness of breath is experienced, shovel at a slower pace and rest. If tired, stop shoveling. Shovel with a smaller rather than larger shovel – lifting less weight will put less strain on the heart. Make sure to use the legs, and not the back, and push snow as far as possible before lifting it. Call 911 if chest pains or upper body pain that doesn’t go away or keeps coming back is experienced. Avoid broken bones by being careful when walking in the snow. Wear padded gloves, jackets and hats to help cushion falls. Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches. Be aware of hypothermia and frostbite dangers Hypothermia is abnormally low body temperature that occurs when the body loses more heat than it can produce, and eventually the stored energy in the body is used up. This affects the brain causing the victim not to think clearly or move well. Early symptoms include shivering, fatigue, disorientation, confusion and loss of coordination. Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing parts of the body. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in the affected areas. Symptoms include reduced blood

flow to hands and feet, numbness, tingling or stinging, aching and blush or pale skin. If someone is experiencing symptoms of hy-

pothermia or frostbite, seek warming treatment immediately, preferably at a hospital emergency room. Prepare home and cars for



The winter season has arrived and with it comes winter storms and cold temperatures, which can create hazardous conditions. The Plainville-Southington Regional Health District said if people plan ahead, they can stay safe and healthy by being prepared for the rigors of the season. Respect winter storm dangers When the snow falls, people need to get out either for work, school or recreation. Snow shoveling is an activity many cannot avoid. Shoveling is strenuous exercise and with extreme cold weather, it can increase blood pressure, accelerate the heart rate and create internal body conditions that restrict blood flow to the heart. All these factors increase the risk of heart attack. As many as 1,200 heartrelated deaths occur yearly during and after major snowstorms. People with any type of heart condition should avoid shoveling. Minimize dangers of snow shoveling Exercising regularly and keeping in shape all year will help prepare for vigorous winter activity. Dress warmly when going outside so as not to expend energy to keep warm, and wear layers so some can be removed to avoid overheating. Invest in the best pair of gloves that can be afforded. Take breaks as often as

• Fresh Organic Produce

• All Natural, Fresh Bell & Evans Chicken No additives - “The Excellent Chicken"

Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Also available is the “Natural Nutmeg” Magazine - a Free publication with lots of healthy living ideas!

• Pete & Gerry's or Nellies Cage-Free Organic Eggs





OFF Any Service Not to be combined with any other offers. Hurry - Offer Expires 3/31/13

- Call for an appointment -

Margo Wright RMT-MHT 860.559.7223 Kensington, CT 06037 •

cold temperatures, snow and ice Winterize the home by

See Tips, next page

Check Out Our Great Selection Of Healthier Foods! • Natural Snacks, Cereals & other dry items Expanded variety of Gluten-Free items • All Natural Fresh Plainville Farms Turkey Products In our Meat & Deli Sections No Additives or Growth Hormones

• Great selection of Organic Cow Milk and Kashi organic entrees in our freezer case. Return your Roger’s handle paper bags to be used on your shopping order and we will refund 5 cents per bag used in that order.

Visit us at

Kensington, CT • 45 Chamberlain Highway ph. 860.828.4157 fx. 860.828.8377 Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 7 am-9 pm, Sunday 7 am-7 pm Double Manufacturer’s Coupons - see store for details. Postage Stamps. MasterCard • Visa • Discover • American Express • Yankee 24 • NYCE




The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013


Tips Continued from page 13




Free Day Trial!



For Your 1st Month Membership! Must Present Coupon.

Check out all your New Britain-Berlin YMCA offers! Must Present Coupon.

Valid For New Members at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA. Must Not Have Been Members For Past 6 months. Expires 2/28/13.

Valid for non-members & member guests. Admits up to one family for one full day. May be used once. Expires 2/28/13.

For More Information & Corporate Rates Contact: Ada Sanchez Member Services Coordinator (860) 229-3787


Come in for a 7-Day FREE Trial!** *Special rate offer only valid for new members for two-month introductory period. **7 Day Trial for new members only. Offers may be redeemed once every six months.

New Britain-Berlin YMCA 50 High St., New Britain, CT 06051 (860) 229-3787

checking and installing weather stripping and insulation, clean out the gutters and repair roof leaks. Check to make sure the heating systems are clean, working properly and ventilated to the outside. Inspect fire places and chimneys. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and check them monthly. And be prepared for power outages. Prepare the car for winter. Service the radiator, check antifreeze level, and make sure tires are suitable for winter weather. Keep the gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. Use wintertime formula for the windshield washer. Keep a winter emergency kit in the car and learn safety rules in preparation of become

stranded in the car. Check on family and neighbors There are those who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards: young children, older adults and the chronically ill. For those who have pets, bring them inside or provide adequate, warm shelter and unfrozen water to drink. For more information on staying safe and healthy in winter, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at For more information on snow shoveling and heart dangers presented in this article, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency at wi_during.htm. Submitted by the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District.

Reiki Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an ancient Japanese noninvasive technique that promotes relaxation, stress reduction and healing by gently laying on hands. Reiki is a technique that releases the flow of vital life energy to promote health and well-being on the physical, mental and spiritual body. When the flow of the life force energy is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems occur. Imbalances can be caused by many situations occurring in our lives, such as fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, nutritional depletion, relationships or lack of love for oneself or others and from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way. Long term practice of whole body Reiki will restore the general condition of the body. It will open the energy channels and this will allow the body to deal properly and naturally with stress and cope with depression and anxiety. During a session, the client lies fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner gently channels the healing energy though her/his hands. The client will feel a wonderful warmth and gentle energy that is relaxing and nurturing. Reiki can relieve and reduce pain - chronic or acute; relieve stress and promote relaxation; actively bring body, mind and spirit into balance and harmony; helps to prepare the body for surgery and recover from drug therapy or chemotherapy; compliments and enhances the healthcare the patient receives in the hospital or from other health care providers. The word healing is meant to describe the balance that occurs in the body that can restore a person to some sense of wholeness. This wholeness is from a holistic point of view, where the whole is relating to the body, mind, spirit and emotion. Submitted by Margo Wright


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Winter pet care tips every owner should follow By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Write for The Citizen

bucket of water poured over the paws and dried with a towel will do the trick. “There are pet safe ice melts available,” Miller said. “I encourage pet owners to use those and to be aware

See Pet, page 27

Since 1988

THE RIGHT TOUCH Laura Luth of Connecticut Therapeutic Massage Center Lic. #005210 • Swedish Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Ashiatsu® Oriental Bar Therapy • Dr. Hauschka Facials 869652

Would you like to write for The Citizen? We welcome submissions on a wide variety of topics of interest in Berlin. Columns and first-person accounts for the opinion page are always in demand. We also have a limited number of assignments available for those interested in freelance work. To learn more or to submit a story email

tifreeze, which can cause kidney failure. Sometimes when pets constantly lick their paws in the winter, it can be due to salt, cinders or frostbite. Miller said pet owners should rinse the dog’s or cat’s paws when they come into the house. A warm

- Always make sure dogs and cats that do spend a lot of time outdoors have fresh liquid water. Animals can get dehydrated in the winter time from the crisp air and water dishes tend to freeze outside. - Short haired dogs should wear appropriate clothing. “Sometimes this means little jackets for dogs and booties can be very helpful as well,” Miller said. “I’ve seen both cats and dogs get injuries to their feet from walking on ice melt or cinders.” - Salt and sand mixtures can be irritating to an animal’s skin. In some cases, various ice melt products are toxic because it has some of the same chemicals as an-


During the cold winter months, humans are not the only living beings prone to accidents and sicknesses. Veterinarian Lora Miller, of the Animal Hospital of Berlin, said responsible pet owners should be attentive of their dogs’ and cats’ health. Miller offers the following tips for pet owners.

- Animals should not be left outside for prolonged periods of time. “It’s one thing if a dog is used to spending a lot of time outside, but to suddenly to take a little house dog and say ‘hey, you need some fresh air,’ could be dangerous,” Miller said. “They are more prone to frostbite if left outside for an extended time, especially if they are short haired dogs.”

928 Farmington Ave. Kensington, CT 06037


Community board


Berlin organizations that would like to post events on the community board should contact The Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin at The club posts any upcoming event for all organizations, schools, clubs and programs in the community.

Three-month membership for ONLY


Complete Complete Dental Dental Care Care For For The The Entire Entire Family Family

Get 4th Month


NO NEED to be without Teeth! 5 Styles starting at $199*

10% 10% Senior Senior Discount Discount Call Call Now For A A FREE FREE Consultation Consultation

Special PowerFit training every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Open to the public - $10 a session

DENTURES UPPER OR LOWER Dentures available Extractions and Relines and in 24 Dentures at same Repairs while hours. appointment! you wait.

Complete Affordable Family Dental Care!


• Fillings • Crowns • Cleanings • Bridges • Teeth Whitening • Cosmetic Dentistry Payment Options Available. Most Insurance Plans Are Accepted.


The Fitness Center For Every Body

533 S. Broad St., Townline Sq. Plaza

203.238-7968 ORANGE

99 WEBSTER SQUARE RD., BERLIN, CT 06037 860.829.8888

501 Boston Post Rd., Liberty Sq. Plaza

*Offer expires on 1/31/13


203.799.3311 All Denture Material ADA Approved

WWW.POWERHOUSEGYMCT.COM Offer expires 2/28/13. Certain restrictions apply.



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Central Connecticut Health District warns residents of rabies danger

A rabid raccoon was discovered in a residential area of Berlin recently and currently there is a resident who is undergoing post-exposure treatment, according to the Central Connecticut Health District. Residents should be alert for animals in local neighborhoods that appear to be suspicious. Any mammal can get rabies, whether wild or domesticated. In the U.S., the most common wild animals that carry rabies are raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes and coyotes. Cats, dogs and cattle also are susceptible to the virus.

Rabies is a disease that attacks the nervous system. It is usually transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal into an open wound or the mucous membranes of the eyes or mouth of an uninfected person or animal. The most common mode of transmission of the rabies virus to people is through the bite of an infected animal. Handling a rabid animal, or coming into contact with its blood, urine or feces, does not result in transmission of the disease. No medical treatment is required. Any infected material from the host becomes noninfectious

Quality Care to You. For over 85 years the Berlin VNA has been providing comprehensive health care for the Town of Berlin. Professional Services Offered: Skilled Nursing, Home Health Aides/Homemakers, Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy, Medical Social Work & Dietitian Consultation State Licensed. Medicare/Medicaid Certified, JCAHO Accredited.

hallucinations and insomnia. Slight or partial paralysis may be evident and there may be an increase in the production of saliva, difficulty swallowing and fear of water. Behavior is decidedly abnormal and survival at this point is rare. Death usually occurs within days of the onset of these symptoms. Rabies in humans is 100 percent preventable through prompt treatment and prophylaxis. In the U.S., the number of rabies-related human deaths is one or two per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When a rabid animal bites, medical care is required before symptoms develop to prevent rabies; that care includes a thorough cleaning of the wound, followed by a series of injections. In the

Beautiful dentistry. Friendly staff. Convenient hours.

U.S., the shots consist of one dose of immune globulin and four doses of rabies vaccine over a 14-day period, beginning as soon as possible after exposure. Current vaccines are relatively painless and are given in your arm, like a tetanus vaccine. Although exposure to rabies is highly treatable if care is obtained promptly, preventing infection in the first place certainly is preferable. Those who may notice a stray animal should contact the local animal control officer and request its removal. Pet owners should take their animals for regular veterinary appointments and keep rabies shots up to date. Keeping cats and ferrets indoors and supervising dogs when they are outside will reduce the See Rabies, page 18


We Bring

when it is exposed to the sunlight and dries out. If a person is bitten by a rabid animal, it is urgent to get medical attention as soon as possible. Untreated rabies progresses through several stages, ultimately ending in death. When a person is exposed to rabies, the virus will incubate for weeks or months. After incubation, early symptoms often resemble the flu - general weakness or discomfort, fever or headache may last for days. As rabies progresses from the early to the acute stage, itching or a prickly feeling around the wound may occur, followed by anxiety, confusion and agitation. This stage typically lasts from two to 10 days. Once these symptoms occur, the infected person is likely to experience confusion, delirium,

FREE Teeth Whitening A $200 value includes upper & lower pre-fab take-home trays. For new patients with exam, x-rays and cleaning. Expires 03/31/11 Expires 6/30/13

$100 $99 Special Offer

Welcome Dental Exam, X-Rays, Cleaning & Polishing. A $373 value includes initial look-see dental exam, full mouth or bitewing x-rays, oral cancer screening, dental hygiene visit, complimentary home care instructions. Remove tartar & stains from above gumline. Cannot be combined with insurance or any other offer. Coupon must be presented at time of visit. Must be 21 or older to qualify. Not valid with previous or ongoing work. Expires 03/31/11 Expires 6/30/13

We’re known for our smiles!

860.828.3933 1273487

860.828.7030 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037

39 Webster Square Rd - Berlin, CT 06037



The Berlin Citizen Thursday, January 31, 2013


The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m., at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 1:15 p.m., at the Senior Center. Entertainment will be provided by Al Leone.

Exercise class

The “Good Life Functional Fitness Group” is a free group exercise program for active seniors. Sponsored by the Jerome Home, it is designed to improve health and help to achieve wellness. Level I classes are scheduled for Mondays and Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Level II classes are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., both at the Community Center. Classes will run through March 29. The program is free. Space is limited, reservations are requested.

For more information, call (860) 229-4707.

Energy Assistance Program The Berlin Senior Center will accept Energy Assistance applications for seniors who heat with a deliverable fuel (oil, propane or kerosene), gas and electric. Applications will be taken on Feb. 6 and 28. Appointments are required. For a complete list of required documentation and to schedule an appointment, call Jane at (860) 828-7006.

Senior Golf Association The Timberlin Senior Golf Association has scheduled its annual breakfast meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 8 a.m., at the Senior Center. Snow date is Feb. 13. All Timberlin Senior Golf Association members and prospective members, retired Berlin resi-

Senior bowlers welcome All senior citizens are welcome to participate in senior bowling, held every Friday, at 9 a.m., at the Berlin Bowling Center, 1782 Wilbur Cross Highway. This is not a league; participants can bowl whenever they can. Free coffee and shoe rental. A small fee is charged. For more information, call the Berlin Bowling Center at (860) 828-4131 or email Avis at

Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 670-8546, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Feb. 4: Apricot glazed chicken breast, whipped potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, multi grain bread, fresh apple. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Hearty vegetables, soup, meatloaf with mushroom gravy, diced potatoes, beats, split tip wheat bread, tropical fruit cup. Wednesday, Feb. 6: Pork stir fry with au jus and vegetables, brown rice, rye bread, pineapple chunks. Thursday, Feb. 7: Grape juice, un-breaded veal parmesan, baked ziti with marinara sauce, salad, whole wheat roll, cake. Friday, Feb. 8: Cranberry juice, white fish filet with lemon sauce, baked yam, marinated cucumbers, pumpernickel bread, apricots.

Let your loved one spend the day in a social and medically supervised atmosphere allowing them to live at home enjoying the peace, comfort and security of family.

DAY BREAK AT FARMINGTON 290 Farmington Avenue, Plainville, CT

Senior Bowling

Strikette Bowling results from Jan. 22: Sandy Schroeder, 173; Jo Panico, 157; Irene Willametz, 151. Senior Bowling results from Jan. 25: Ferd Brochu, 212; Rockwell Roberts, 192; Chuck Leonhardt, 182; Ed Picard, 172; Irene Willametz, 167; Gene Lemery, 162.

Celebrating Our Success

THE PREMIER DAY PROGRAM FOR ADULTS Serving: Plainville, Southington, Cheshire, New Britain, Berlin, Newington, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Bristol, Farmington, Canton, Unionville, Avon, Burlington, West Hartford, and Simsbury • Medically supervised with On-Staff Nursing • Entertainment, Exercise, Socialization & Community Excursions • Delicious Nutritious Meals & Snacks SOME • Rehabilitation & Social Services FUNDING • Handicap Accessible Transportation OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Daily Pickup & Drop-off from Home Your Choice of a Convenient Schedule • Specialized Alzheimer/Dementia Care Program

Kindred Rehabilitation and Nursing-Andrew House salutes: Aldona M. She joins in on all the art classes, repairs our missing button items, assists during our religious services and loves to play the piano for us, but we do have to do a little begging. She makes Andrew House her home.

“Providing respite relief and the confidence that your loved one is in the ver y best of care .” 1271922

When returning home is not an option When going home becomes difficult ...... Kindred Nursing and Rehab-Andrew House 66 Clinic Dr. • New Britain Across from Grove Hill Medical Center 860-225-8608

dents 60 years of age and over, are welcome to attend. For more information, call (860) 882-4445.


Mention this AD for a complimentary trial day.


Open Monday thru Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Call Kimberly Savoir, Director at 860-747-4093 for information


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rabies Continued from page 16

We welcome more amazing physicians to the hospital Rafal Barczak, M.D. Colorectal Surgery Practice: Hartford Clinical Associates, 455 Lewis Ave., Meriden, 203-238-1241 Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; general surgery internship/residency, University of Connecticut Integrated General Surgery Residency Program, during which he was also a chief resident; colorectal research fellowship and colorectal clinical fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Fla.

Krzysztof Kopec, M.D. Gastroenterology Practice: One Liberty St., 2nd floor, New Britain, 860-229-9688 Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.; internal medicine internship/residency, Brown University – Rhode Island and Miriam hospitals, Providence, R.I.; gastroenterology fellowship, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass. He is fluent in Polish.

Constantine Manthous, M.D. Critical Care Medicine Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Education/Experience: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; internal medicine internship/ residency and an internal medicine chief resident, University of Connecticut; pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago. Most recently, he was director, Medical Intensive Care; director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Bridgeport Hospital. He is currently an associate clinical professor of medicine, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, where he continues to teach.


100 Grand St., New Britain


81 Meriden Ave., Southington

Amazing doctors. Central to your life.

likelihood of a pet’s exposure to rabid wild animals. Watch out for strange behavior in animals. Signs of possible rabies infection in both wild and domesticated animals include: shyness of a normally friendly pet; fearlessness (of humans) in wild animals; uncharacteristic excitability, aggressiveness or rest-

Storms Continued from page 1 “Our salt quantity and stock is healthy right now,” Simonian said. “If winter continues the way it is with the frequency of the snow storms, then we should be okay with our existing budget. But if it gets more severe with two or three storms a week, then we might need to ask council for more funding.” Public Works is using a new, treated road salt from Cargill Deicing. The state has recommended all towns to purchase and use treated salt from a list of companies found on its website. Simonian said the magnesium chloride salt is “environmentally friendly” because sand is not used with the mixture. “That’s the biggest benefit,” he said. “You just put it down as a pure salt base without any sand for traction and it lasts longer than the regular salt and sand mixture.” Typically at night when temperatures get colder and roads freeze up with ice, the Public Works Department used to get numerous phone calls to go back out and reapply salt. “If we put a good coating down before the end of the day, this salt tends to last into the night and we don’t get the phone calls to come back in on overtime and reapply,” Simonian said. In the spring, Public Works employees would have to drive around town with a sweeper to clear the roads of sand and also clean catch basins with a vacuum truck to rid the runoff sand that the melted snow and ice carried. “The amount of time we used to spend on cleaning up

lessness; sudden mood changes; excessive drooling; abnormal activity during the time of day the animal is usually inactive; eating substances that are not normally eaten; paralysis. If any of these signs are present, contact the local animal control officer or the police. To learn more about rabies in both humans and animals, contact the Centers for Disease Control at 1-800CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), or visit

roads and sediments is reduced by approximately 50 percent,” Simonian said. “We probably saved anywhere from $40,000 to $50,000 a year on cleanup costs for not only sweeping the sand in the springtime, but also disposing of it. That’s purely related to using the pretreated salt instead of the sand mixture.” Simonian said crews use the salt sparingly since it’s more expensive than the regular mix. The trucks are preset to put out a certain rate as the salt is being applied, and the drivers adjust the dial to what the road conditions dictate. Simonian said if the roads are slick because of ice, then drivers will increase the quantity if needed. The town has 12 large dump trucks and several smaller dump trucks that are used for plowing. There also are two pickup trucks that are used to plow certain roads that the highway superintendent foreman uses, according to Simonian. Public Works is responsible for maintaining 107 miles of road in town, a total of 214 miles when plowed both directions. Simonian said the snow removal crew and salt material is always prepared in advance for a snowstorm. He said employees are not allowed to take any extended vacation time in the winter in order for all workers to be on call if a storm hits. “Typically we see the brunt of the winter usually at the end of February,” he said. “Even if we get a few snow storms in March, they tend to melt quicker because the sun is a stronger. We are hoping to get through February and maybe the first week of March.”


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen SALE DATES: Thurs. Jan. 31 -Feb. 6, 2013 Foamback Blackout Window Panel

54”x84” Energy saving!

Comp. $40 Ticketed $20



99 450 399 Pistachios 8 oz .........................................2 99 Cashews Halves & Pieces 17 oz ....4

Java Time Coffee 26 oz........................ Perugina Chocolates 10.5 oz


OR 4 Pk Dove

(96 loads)

3.5 oz ea Bar Soap

Comp. $17.99

Comp. $5.99 YOUR CHOICE





Women’s Dri-power Microfiber Training Workout Polo Shirts Men’s Waffle Tops YOUR CHOICE

Compare $129.95





SAVE $35

Famous Maker Ladies Performance Bottoms


Heavyweight Microfiber Reversible Comforter

Down Alternative Microfiber Comforters Extra Fill! Our reg. $25-$30

Assorted styles




40 45 $ 50





Comp. $80








Comp. $100

Ladies Satin Pajamas

Comp. $40

Comp. $24 - $40



Salsa or Herb Garden

Peat Pellet Mini Greenhouses



Waterproof 5”x22” tray & clear greenhouse dome, 36 individual propagating cells, 6 packages of seeds & 6 labels

4 Shelf Greenhouse

10 pellets, seeds, recycleable waterproof tray & greenhouse dome. Choose from tomatoes, basil, pansy or impatiens Plantation Seed Starting Kit Includes tray with seed starting mix

Comp. $50


$ Late shipment creates importer loss!

Now Save 50%

•Fully assembled •Built in Casters •1500 Watts 5200 BTU’s •Digital Display •Remote control

Propane Construction Heaters





6-Element Infrared Heater Thermostat with remote, superior furniture quality wood cabinet.

1500 Watt Space Heaters

55,000 BTU fan-forced

Comp. $139


Oscillating Ceramic or Metal Radiant Heater Comp. $30 Your Choice


50,000 BTU convection heat

40 OFF %


20” 24” 28” 20” 28”

Latch Boxes





16’ Poly Roof Snow Rake



Repel Blades



-20 F Windshield Washer Fluid

15 Quart .......................................................... $ 27 Quart .......................................................... 75 6 Quart Shoe ........................................... 50 35 Quart ..................................................... 50 66 Quart Clear .......................................

1 6 7




22” Snowbrush & Ice Scraper

299 $ 4

Ice & Snow Melter 20 lb - melts to -15ºF




Men’s Pique Polos Comp. $28

OR Famous Label Mens 3 Pk Crews Comp. $12



39 49 $ .................................... 59 .................................... ....................................




Mens & Ladies Heavyweight Sweats


Comp. $25 - $50

Hand, Toe, Foot & Body Warmers





Pro Shop Label Golf Shirts

Mens Tee Shirts

Mostly 100% cotton Some moisture management

Made by Reebok® 100% cotton

Comp. $12



Comp. $30-$60



Assorted colors

Famous Maker Mens & Ladies Thermal Underwear

Scott’s Woodpecker Bar

50lb Black Oil Sunflower ............................29.99 $ 25lb Nyjer Thistle Seed ............................................ 25 $ 25lb Signature Blend.............................................. 23 $ 15lb Songbird Blend .............................................. 12 20lb Country Blend .............................................. 8.50

Comp. $40



25 $ .................................... 35


New England Patriots Hoodies



Wild Bird Food

-35 F De-Icer Windshield Washer Fluid

18” Poly Snow Shovel

Follow us on Facebook

4 5


Weatherbeater Blades




Comp. $15 & more

Ice Treads OR Multi-pack Warmers

Tool included Comp. $89.99


Your Choice



Rolling luggage - soft grip handles

Canister Vacuum


Your Choice



Expandable - 360 EZ glide 4 wheel system



Your Choice

Mens & Ladies Microfleece Pants

Premium Cotton Crewnecks, Scoopnecks, Macks, V-Necks


Comp. $21

1 year warranty Certified Factory Reconditioned

Ladies Better Flannel Pants

Dept. Store Label Better Tees


Fitness & Workout DVDs


Mens & Ladies Flannel Pants


15” Standard Rolling Brief Case Assorted styles & colors Comp. $75










Comp. $239.96

Seed Starting Fiber Pots 3” -8 ct



Truman cell filter cleans easily and never needs replacing


Rolling Brief Cases, Hard-sided & Soft-sided Luggage by

Allows for seated workout Comp. $29.99

ProShield® Air Purifier


*mfr suggested retail




450 $ 2

Seed Starting Fiber Pots 1.75” -50 ct



Comp. $119

Notch collar, button front Assorted prints

Notch collar, button front Assorted prints

Assembled size 63”Hx19”Dx27”W

Duraflame® Quartz Infrared Rolling Mantel




Ladies Flannel & Microfleece Pajamas



Comp. $25


Windowsill Greenhouses

Comp. $90


Comp. $150


3m Thinsulate lined

Comp. $20

Seed Starting Kits & Greenhouses!


Mens & Ladies Leather Gloves

3M thinsulate lined & waterproof. Great new colors!

Comp. $5


Heated Blankets


Comp. $60


Mens & Ladies Casual Winter Gloves

Famous Label Ladies 5 Pack Low Cuts

2 Pk Ladies Cozy Crews Comp. $12 ea


Indian Tapestry Rugs







Comp. $7.99




Compare $24



Comp. $59-$79

Carlton House Our reg. $15-$20



Ladies Rainboots




Comp. $400

Comp. $7.49

The healthiest shoes you’ll ever wear! Asst sizes & styles

Ladies Sherpa Lined Fleece Jacket



96 oz 3X Concentrated Laundry Detergent

Women’s Bodyworks Footwear



31.8 oz 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner



SALE! Reg. $299



SAVE $100

Designer & Dept Store Label Women’s Better Coats

STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm

Ocean State


Tech 9 SNOWBOARDS Comp. $500



Tops or bottoms! Comp. $15-$18 & more

Suet Cake ............................................. 1 $ Scott’s Bird Bell .................................. 2 $





selection varies by store





We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards & All Major Credit Cards


We warmly welcome



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Obituary Donald St. Jarre

We’ve formed a new family to better care for yours.

We’re bringing together five of the area’s top physician groups—Hartford Medical Group, Hartford Specialists, Doctors of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Group and Windham Family Medical Services—in a new, multi-specialty practice: Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. Connecting our practices provides easier access to a broad range of primary and specialty care; and connecting our records helps to ensure that care is well coordinated. With more than 225 physicians, surgeons and advanced practitioners, 60 locations and more than 30 specialties, we’re confident our new family can better care for yours. To make an appointment, call us today at 877-707-4442.


Donald St. Jarre, 80, beloved husband of Regina (Bossie) St. Jarre for 55 years, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013. Born in Frenchville, Maine, April 17, 1932, and a longtime resident of Kensington, he was the son of the late Leo and Odile (Dubois) St. Jarre. He worked at Fafnir Bearing for 32 years. After retirement, he worked at St. Paul School for 10 years. He was a Korean War Veteran, and a member of the Franco American War Veterans of St. Jean’s de Baptiste of New Britain. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, UConn Women’s Basketball and NASCAR. He was predeceased by his brother, Leo St. Jarre Jr. He leaves behind a daughter, Debbie Morin, of Forestville; two sons, Brian St. Jarre and wife Nancy and Daniel St. Jarre and wife Lori both, of Kensington; two brothers Wallace St. Jarre, of Avon, and Dudley St. Jarre and wife Ernestine, of Southington; and sisters Doris Corriveau and husband Rondald, of Colchester, Beatrice Dufour and husband Gerald, of Madawaska, Maine. He also leaves his grandchildren, Desiree Ashborn and husband Nick, Amanda and Shelby Morin, Monique and Gabrielle St. Jarre, Reggie and Tyler St. Jarre, as well as two great-grandchildren, Maverick and Weston Ashborn. Services were held Jan. 28, 2013, from the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church, Kensington. Entombment followed in St. Mary Cemetery Garden Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. To light a candle or send a condolence, please visit

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, January 31, 2013



Veneziano: ‘These kids fought back’

Coats’ Notes

Berlin on a roll after stumbling early

Win streak reaches 13 for girls hoop; Zima takes second at Challenge

By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The Berlin High School boys basketball team could have been forgiven for waving the proverbial white flag this winter. A young squad, the Redcoats lost five of their first six games, including two straight at the buzzer. At that point, with more than a quarter of the season in the books, qualifying for the state tournament seemed highly unlikely. The locals pressed on however, regrouped, and headed into this week with a record of 7-6. That mark left them just one win away from punching a ticket to the postseason with seven games to go. “I’m very proud of the kids,” said BHS coach Mike Veneziano. “A lot of times, when you’re 1-5 it’s a lot easier just to fold than it is to fight back, especially in today’s society when it seems like everyone has an excuse for something. But these kids fought back. Full credit goes to the kids. They’ve done a tremendous job putting themselves in a position to make the tournament.” Veneziano said there was no magic fix that led to the Redcoat resurgence. “The kids are just playing better. They’re buying into the system a little Photo by Matt Leidemer more, executing a lot better than we Berlin’s Brenden Vessichio launches a 3-pointer in a were at the beginning of the year offen-

game against Tolland last week. The Redcoats pre-

See Hoop, page 23 vailed that night and headed into this week at 7-6.

Solid showing Photo by Matt Leidemer

The Berlin High School cheerleaders competed in the Connecticut Classic Cheerleading Competition Saturday in Wolcott, placing second in the All-Girl Varsity division. The BHS cheerleaders will be going for a third consecutive conference grand championship title Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Central Connecticut Conference championships. Pictured: Quinn McCurdy (foreground), Carly Vernacatola (left) and the BHS cheerleaders perform at the Connecticut Classic competition.

By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen In its biggest win of the season to this point, the girls basketball team knocked off E.O. Smith, 48-42, in Storrs to improve to 13-1. Berlin used a balanced scoring attack to win the battle of Central Connecticut Conference big dogs. Ashley Malloy netted 12 points for the victors, followed by Kailene Rampone and Paige Young each with 11 and Alicia Maule with 10. Young also contributed 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals. “As far as the E.O. Smith game, we played a great ‘team’ game,” BHS coach Sheila King was pleased to report. “Scoring was very balanced, which makes us difficult to defend. Contributions came from everyone.” The Lady Redcoats built a 29-12 halftime lead, and that proved enough of a cushion to hold off the Panthers (11-2). Defensively, the locals received a great effort from Malloy and Maule. Also, King highlighted the play of Courtney Trzasko, Brittany Sullivan and Abby Underwood. “All in all, an awesome win for us on the road against a very good CCC rival,” King said. “I commend the girls for their focus, intensity and game execution. We look forward to a solid finish with just five games left in the regular season.” Berlin capped the week with a 57-51 victory over host Middletown (7-8), extending its win streak to 12 straight. Young paced her team with 16 points. Rampone had 13 and Maule added 11. The wrestling team compiled 88 points and finished 10th at the Connecticut Challenge in Southington. “We had a solid day,” BHS coach Jim Day stated. Berlin turned in its best work in the middle weights. Rich Schlichting was third at 132, Jake Eliades took third at 145, and Jordan Zima was runner-up at 170. Battling injuries this winter, Day said Zima “has really showed mental toughness as he is working his way through this season.” Day also liked what he saw from Riley Greider and Kevin Pirruccio. Greider placed fifth at 108 pounds, and along the way avenged an early-season loss to an opponent from Bacon Academy. See Notes, page 23


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Youth Sports

Road warriors


Fourth grade travel Newington 26, Berlin 24: Nate Capodice and Johnny McGeever paced Berlin offensively while Logan Barnes helped on the defensive end. Canton 35, Berlin 27: Justin Piskorski and Trevor Miano combined for 24 points, but it wasn’t enough to lift Berlin. Sam D’Addabbo played well defensively for the locals. Third/fourth grade Parks and Recreation Hoosiers 24, Panthers 20: Hoosiers scorers - Michael Ciarcia (8), Michael Muscutello (6), Jamie Palmese (4), Ryan Stec (4). Panthers scorers - Duncan Mute (8), Brett Williams (6), John Cofrancesco (4), Nicholas Allen (2). Huskies 24, Blue Devils 11: Huskies scorers - Jackson Roman (6), Kasey Ouellette (6), Sean Malone (6), David Manafort (4). Blue Devils scorers - Nathaniel Hurd (5), Aaron Kuckel (2), Ryan McGowan (2), Nathan Paul (2). Celtics 25, #1’s 7: Celtics scorers - Sal Dastoli (8), John Gaffney (6), Kyle Hyde (4), Alex Canzellarini (3). #1’s scorers Ben Schultz (4), Matthew Lantere (2), Johnny Iacubucci (1). Fighting Irish 19, Tar Heels 12: Fighting Irish scorers Braden Shea (8), Khalil Gooden (6), Nicholas Jutras (3), Chas Lappiere (2). Tar Heels scorers - Garrett Fallon (4), Anthony Argazzi (2), Chris Bantle (2), Kyle Carlone (2).


It was the Meriden Invitational Duals and the host didn’t let up as they topped the Berlin Minutemen 12-6. Winning by pin for Berlin were Braden Shea, Cayden Hill, Daniel Koops, Marcus Kelly-Johnson and Zachary Skinner. The most exciting match was Eddy Lenz’s come-from-behind, 10-9, win at the buzzer. The Minutemen opened the duals with a 14-6 loss to Southington. Winning for Berlin were Luke Mangiafico, Connor Gileau, Mason Hill, Serge Duquette and Vinny DeFrancesco. In the final match of the day, Berlin beat Cheshire 9-3 to place third in the team standings. Winning were Braden Shea, Daniel, Matthew and Niko Koops, Jacob Wagner, Marcus Kelly-Johnson and Zachary Skinner. Prior to the duals, the Minutemen dropped a 51-32 decision to the Knights of Coventry. Picking up wins for Berlin were Tanner Parmelee, Cayden Hill, Matthew Koops, Mason Hill, Isaac Cortes, Rory Mayer and Zachary Koops.

Top: Three young Berlin Minutemen traveled to Oxford High School for a beginner’s tournament: Bantam Zachary Skinner took first with two pins and a technical fall, Intermediates - Rory Mayer took second with two pins, and Jacob Wagner was third. Skinner, Mayer and Wagner are pictured. Below: Local athletes Michael Bryant and Sam Willametz competed in the Abie Grossfeld Gymnastics Invitational at the University of Bridgeport. The boys medaled on all six events and took all-around first place in their age divisions. The meet drew gymnasts from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Bryant and Willametz, Level 4 gymnasts, compete for American Gymnastics Training Center in Plantsville.

THANK YOU for choosing us #1 “Best Home Improvement Contractor” 1272528

CT Lic. #516790

Serving Connecticut’s Home Improvement Needs Since 1984


Call today for a FREE estimate




Bulletin Board Men’s baseball

The Connecticut North Men’s Senior Baseball League will begin its 25th season this spring. The CNMSBL is an amateur baseball league for players age 28 and older. Although officially a 28-and-older league, players age 25 and older may compete, but not pitch or catch. CNMSBL games are seven innings, and most are played on Sundays. Interested players and teams should contact CNMSBL President Dennis Lodovico at (860) 515-6865; For more information, visit

Senior golf

The Timberlin Senior Golf Association will hold its Annual Breakfast Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Senior Center (Snow date: Feb. 13). Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. TSGA members and prospective members — retired Berlin residents age 60 and over — are invited to attend.

Got Sports? Send us your sports and photos


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen


American girls

Continued from page 21

The American Gymnastics optional girls team competed in their first meet Jan. 12 at Westfield University in Massachusetts. The Level 7 girls placed third with Taryn Meenan (Plantsville) placing first in all-around. The Level 8 girls captured first place. Victoria Castillo (Southington) won allaround. The American Gymnastics Level 8 team is pictured, front row, from left: Jenna Paradis (Kensington), Kaitlyn Bertola (Southington), Briana Paparazzo (West Hartford), Brianna Rovella (Farmington), Marilyn Sporbert (Plantsville) and Tisha Donlon (Cromwell). Back row, from left: with trophy Victoria Castillo (Southington) and Rosa Palmieri (Cheshire).

Continued from page 21



which is way more than I’ve ever played,” said the coach. “And it could be for three or four minutes, but everybody has been contributing the last couple games.” Certainly, things have turned in a positive direction for the Redcoats. But even when the locals were struggling, the student cheering section, the Red Sea, came out in force to back the team. “The Red Sea is just unbelievable,” Coach Veneziano said. “We have the best fan support in the state. That says a lot about our community.”

“Owner Operated Since 1999” “Owner Operated Since 1999”



s r




Licensed Insured


Lic. # 282931


Fast, Dependable, Friendly Service Full Plumbing and Carpentry Service Call Today for A Free Estimate Over The Phone

or visit


(Includes demo, haul-away, sub flooring, install of tub or shower enclosure, kohler fixtures, plumbing & sheetrock)


747-5412 for current price

Tired of Climbing into the Shower? Is Your Bathroom Old or Dated? Seniors We Offer Tub & Shower receive $100 Conversions at OFF Wholesale Pricing!


sively, and we’re playing better defense. They’re just playing better as a team.” “It’s tough to bring seniors and sophomores together,” Veneziano added, alluding to his unique starting lineup. “That took a little time to do. Now they appear to be on the same page. And that’s a big reason” for the turnaround. l The Redcoats topped Middletown, 53-41, Jan. 24 at Gibney Gymnasium for win No. 7. Darren Gilbert came up huge for Berlin. The senior guard scored his team’s first 10 points, finished with 15 first-quarter points, and had 29 on the night. “Gilbert was on fire,” Veneziano said. “He played great. He played a great floor game. His floor game sets up his shooting, and that’s what we’re trying to get him to understand.” The Redcoats kicked off last week with a 64-49 win over visiting Tolland, Jan. 22. Gilbert had 23 points in that one and dished out six assists. Sophomore Brenden

Vessichio netted 14 points for the victors, who trailed 18-4 at the end of the first quarter. Gilbert (13 points-pergame, 2.8 assists) and Vessichio (16.9 points, 8.7 rebounds) have been Berlin’s most potent one-two punch this winter, but the duo has had a lot of help. Veneziano said Tyler Stritch and Tyler Bouchard have been steady, and that Jeff Sylvester, Dante Vasi, Dominic Nuzzo and R.J. Veneziano have contributed solid minutes off the bench. “We’re playing nine kids,

For advertising, please call (203) 317-2303 or e-mail:



Wrestling what Day called “his best day of the year,” Pirruccio landed in fifth place at 138. St. Anthony, N.Y. took the team title with 187 points. Glastonbury (142.5) and Dracut, MA (139.5) rounded out the top three. The indoor track teams turned in some good work at the Central Connecticut Conference championship meet in Hartford. The 4x800 relay team of Catherine Voelpel, Kristen Madiea, Stef Parillo and Michelle Grieco finished fifth in a school-record time of 10:09, which is 13 seconds

faster than the foursome’s previous best. In other CCC meet action, Voelpel set a personal best in the 300 (43.4) and landed in ninth place, and Grieco finished 11th in the 3,200 (12:09). Also, the Lady Redcoat 4x200 team of Sam Carbonell, Taylor Budney, Marissa Silva and Gina Lapila clocked a time of two minutes flat, and Budney had a personal best in the 300 meters (44.5). On the boys side, Berlin’s 4x200 relay team of Kevin Russell, Darren Grabowski, Matt Kall and Toby Hull clocked a best time of 1:40. Grabowski also competed in the 55 and the 300. He finished 13th out of the 42 participants in the 300.






Jan. 31


Pasta supper - The IPIC of Berlin has scheduled a pasta supper for Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 16 Harding St. A fee is charged. Proceeds benefit the new kitchen fund. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling (860) 828-9010. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Basketball - Berlin vs. Bristol Eastern, at Bristol Eastern, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball - BHS vs. Bristol Eastern, at BHS, 7 p.m.

Feb. 1 Friday

Italian night - The New

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, January 31, 2013 (860) 829-1832. Boys swimming - Berlin vs. Plainville, at Plainville, 4 p.m.

Baby is a one-yearold princess that is affectionate and sweet. She appears to be a Siamese mix, as many black cats are, and will scoop her food up with her right paw. Cookie is a Maine Coon mix and a free spirit. She is affectionate on her own terms. She is active and entertaining. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. View all of the adoptable pets at Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., has scheduled its annual Italia Night pasta dinner fundraiser with live music for Friday, Feb. 1, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Menu includes pasta, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, Italian cookies, beverages and a complimentary glass of wine for adults. Proceeds benefit Hungerford’s animals. A fee is charged. No reservations are required. For more information, call (860) 827-9064. Boys swimming - Berlin vs. Avon, at Miss Porter’s pool, 7 p.m.



Wrestling - Berlin vs. New Fairfield, away, 9:30 a.m.

Hockey -NewingtonBerlin ice hockey vs. North Branford, at Newington Ice Arena, 8:30 p.m.



Concert - The New Britain Symphony has scheduled a performance of the Samuel Parker Jazz Quartet for Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m., at Mooreland Hill School. The event is free; a free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the symphony and the Mooreland Hill School Scholarship Fund.



Boys Basketball - Berlin

These girls are on fire

Submitted by Anna Metcalf

Daisy Troop 66272 recently visited the East Berlin Fire Department.

vs. Platt, at Platt, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball - Berlin vs. Platt, at BHS, 7 p.m.



Pasta supper - American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, serves pasta suppers every Tuesday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. No reservations are required. The public is welcome. A fee is charged. For more information, call (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m. Hubbard PTO - The Hubbard Elementary School PTO is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m., in the teachers’ room at the school. All parents and guardians of Hubbard students are welcome. Playgroup - Kensington Congregational Church offers a drop-in adult/child playgroup every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. This is an unstructured time for children to meet and play. For more information, call (860) 828-4511. Boy Scout Troop 256 Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings, at the Kensington Firehouse. For information, call Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster at (860) 828-8693. Boy Scout Troop 44 Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call the troop committee chair at



All Night Graduation The All Night Graduation Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., in the library at Berlin High School. Learn more about the Class of 2013 program to keep students safe on graduation night. Parents, guardians, older siblings and members of the community are welcome. Raising Berlin - Raising Berlin is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7:15 p.m., at the Kensington Fire House on Farmington Avenue. Rebecca Szewczul, licensed massage therapist, is scheduled to speak. Wrestling - Berlin vs. Plainville, Kegel gym, 6 p.m. Hockey -NewingtonBerlin ice hockey vs. E.O. Smith-Tolland-Windham, at UConn Hockey Arena, 7:30 p.m.



Junior Woman’s Club The Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin is scheduled to meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at Sage Pond Place. Social is at 6:45; meeting at 7 p.m. Boys Basketball - Berlin vs. Bulkeley, at BHS, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball - BHS vs. Bulkeley, at Bulkeley High School Field House, 6 p.m.



Boys swimming - Berlin vs. Lyman Hall, at Sheehan pool, 4 p.m.



Hockey -NewingtonBerlin ice hockey vs. Rocky Hill-RHAM-Middletown, at Champions Rink, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen


Night at Battleship Cove

Loiselle - Dostaler

Submitted by Joe Miller

The Berlin Pack 5 Scouts, sponsored by Willard Elementary School, visited Battleship Cove in Fall River, Mass. At Battleship Cove, Scouts explored the world’s largest collection of historic naval ships. After touring battleship Massachusetts, destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., submarine Lionfish, PT Boats 617 and 796, and the Russian missile corvette Hiddensee, Scouts, their parents and adult leaders spent the night on board the USS Massachusetts. Battleship Cove’s Nautical Nights program included a knot tying class, storyteller, living history presenter, major motion picture and a Morse-code class. Battleship Cove serves as the Commonwealth’s official memorial for Massachusetts citizens of all military branches who lost their lives in World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf conflicts, and the Commonwealth’s victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


Police Blotter Wallace St., New Britain, obstructed view, operating a motor vehicle other than motorcycle without a license, insufficient insurance. Jan. 19 Mateusz Warzynski, 23, 12 Beech St., Farmington, refusal to submit to chemical test, op-

erating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Jan. 20 Leigh Bolduc, 43, 10 Regent Ct., Wallingford, refusal to submit to chemical test, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, speeding.




Are you affected by someone else’s addiction? Join us at Nar-Anon Family Group, Sunday mornings, at 9 a.m., at Meriden Care, 845 Paddock Rd., Meriden. For other area meetings or more information visit or naranonctma. org or call Lori at (860) 8281452 or Denise at (203) 6300485.

CitizenReal Estate Office (860) 828-7877 Fax (860) 828-5797 Cell (860) 883-7091




“Trust the Experts”

860-828-7877 951 Farmington Ave., Berlin, CT 06037






Derek Jutras

BERLIN 5 room Ranch & sunroom w/finished rec. room. Move-in condition. Immediate availability. 2 Car attached garage. Easy maintenance yard. Condo alternative. $189,000. Dennis Phaneuf 944-0282.

BERLIN Beautiful 4 bdrm., 2 bth. - 1628 sq. ft. Cape. Updated & remodeled kit. & bths. Gas utilities, wd. flrs. FP. Part. fin. basement. French doors from kit. lead to deck. Above grnd. pool & fabulous .34 acre fenced yard. Detached garage too. $269,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

KENSINGTON 3 bdrm. Ranch, 1288 sq. ft. on .86 acre lot in a beautiful country setting. Wood flrs., FP, DR. Some work in progress. $239,000. Betsy Cooney 966-4296.

NEW BRITAIN Large 2 bdrm. Condo w/eat-in kit. Laundry hook-ups in unit. One garage parking space and 1 open space. Very convenient location near CCSU and RT. 9. Paint and new carpet needed to make this Condo shine. Elevator in Bldg. $69,900. Kathy Bialek 205-3351.


Information provided by the Berlin Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. Jan. 15 Robert Costanzo III, 24, 97 Tree Hill Rd., second-degree harassment/intimidation. Jan. 18 Octavio Chamorro, 46, 10

The wedding of David N. Loiselle Ill and Elizabeth M. Dostaler took place on Sept. 29, 2012, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Easthampton, MA. David is a son of David and Mary Helen Loiselle, of Kensington. Elizabeth is the daughter of the late Michele Dostaler, and the granddaughter of Rita Laprade. David is the grandson of Patricia Green and the late David and Lorraine Loiselle and Ernest C. Green. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle Denis Laprade. Best man was David Kops. Maid of honor was Kaitlyn Dostaler, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Amanda Czerwiec, Dana Baker was junior bridesmaid. Melinda Loiselle, sister of the groom, served as groom’s woman. Ryan and Patrick Baker served as ushers. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Pages Loft, Northampton, MA. The couple honeymooned in Clearwater, Fla. They reside in Easthampton, MA.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Library Briefs

East Berlin Library

New books “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” by Jon Meacham; “Shadow Woman,” by Linda Howard; “Wrath of Angels,” by John Connolly; “Husband List,” by Janet Evanovich; “Last Runaway,” by Tracy Chevalier; “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker,” by Jennifer Chiaverini; “Footprints in the

Sand,” by Mary Jane Clark; “Blood Money,” by James Grippando; “Robert B. Parker’s Ironhorse,” by Robert Knott and “Collateral Damage,” by Stuart Woods. Hours The East Berlin Library, 240 Main St., East Berlin, is open Mondays and Thursdays, from 3 to 5 p.m., and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The library can be reached at (860) 8283123.

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Adult programs Adult Winter Reading Club: Warm Up with a Good Book. Sign up online at Participants will be treated to a tea party in March. Sit and Knit - Thursday, Feb. 7 and 21, at 6 p.m. Do you know how to knit, but following a pattern is difficult for you? Are you a begin-

ner who can barely cast on? Would you like to meet some new people and sit and knit? Join Gina Kahn for a relaxing knitting session. The Healing Art of Reiki - Monday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about this form of Japanese energy healing used to help relieve stress and promote health and relaxation. Call (860) 828-7125 to reserve a seat. Income Tax Assistance - Tuesdays, starting Feb. 12.

Berlin Service Directory 1270331



Heating and Cooling, LLC.

Sales • Service • Parts

296 Arch Street, New Britain


Lic. #303265

ACME APPLIANCE 860-223-4555 Servicing your Area Daily All Makes and Models! Professional parts Counterperson Parts for All Brands In Stock!

Servicing all major brands of central heating systems, boilers, central a/c systems & window units!!!

Call Today to Schedule & Save!!!

Central, wall, &



Chimney Sweep

- Berlin’s Hometown Chimney Company -

“Quality Service You Can Count On”

CALL (860) 357-4970


Sweeps • Caps • Liners • Masonry Repairs • Dampers • Waterproofing/Leaks


Jim Aresimowicz (Owner) • License HIC #0626986 • Fully Insured Over 25 Years on the Job Experience Serving Berlin and the surrounding towns

24 Hour Emergency Service

• We’ve Moved • New Location • We’ve Moved •



7 WEBSTER SQUARE RD BERLIN, CT 06037 Fax: (860) 828-1467



DESIGN • COPY • PRINT • BLUEPRINTS • FAXES COLOR COPIES • WEDDING INVITATIONS 947 Farmington Avenue • Berlin, CT 06037 Brian Prytko, Owner • E-Mail:

Phone/Fax (860) 828.0202 • 1270193


PETILLO ELECTRIC LLC Residential Specialist

In need of a repair or looking for something new? JEFF PETILLO • 860-518-8175 Small Jobs Welcome 7 CLEVELAND ST. PLAINVILLE, CT 06062

LIC. #0195697 INSURED

Lic. #0197227-E1


Bill Scully, Master Electrician • Berlin, CT 860.637.7633 • 860.637.7632

Tax Aide is a free program, providing income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. Call the library at (860) 828-7125 to schedule an appointment. The Senior Center is also providing this service on Thursdays throughout tax season. From Hula-Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950’s - Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 1p.m.The program, presented by Elizabeth Abbe, Director of Public Outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society, will discuss the landmark department store. Call (860) 828-7125 to register. Homebound Services: Volunteers will deliver library materials to those unable to get to the library due to disability, illness or advanced age. For more information, call the library at (860) 828-7125. Children’s programs Winter reading club Warm up with a good book, through Feb. 25. Children earn stickers and collect a prize. Read one book and add a mitten to the bulletin board. Take your child to the library day – Saturday, Feb. 2. Family activity, from 1 to 3 p.m., for all ages. Make a bookmark. Drop-in. Hourly drawings (must be present to win) and a guessing jar. This national event began right here in Connecticut Storytime - Storytime is a half-hour program featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and a short movie. No registration is needed. Monday - 10:30 a.m., for toddlers 18 to 36 months. Tuesday - 1:30 p.m., for preschoolers 3 to 6 years old. Wednesday - 11:30 a.m., for babies from birth to 18 months. Thursday - 10:30 a.m., for all ages. The theme for the week of Feb. 4: It’s my birthday. Mother Goose Time Wednesdays, at 11:30 a.m. A special storytime for babies ages 0-24 months and their families. Share books, music, bounces and fun with babies. No registration is needed. Older siblings are welcome.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Station Continued from page 1 Manager Denise McNair said. “We are trying to be mindful, because there is a business right in the back of the site that might be affected if the demolition were to just happen. That’s where we stand at the moment with the attorney.” The new police station is part of a larger project to revitalize the area around the train station. The town is currently working towards renovating the train station. The state is also working to install the high speed New Haven Hartford Springfield rail, which includes track and cable upgrades in Berlin’s and a new parking lot. “We’re trying to coordinate with the state because they are working on the parking lot for the train station at the same time,” McNair said. “We’d like to synchronize everything so the demolitions can be done in phases or at once. That’s also part of the issue of why the start of construction for the police station is taking a while.” Moving the police station downtown helps attract businesses and deters crime because people get to see the police, McNair said. “I think it’s a matter of change in philosophy among police stations,” she said. “If you look at Middletown, Wethersfield, New Britain,

Faith Continued from page 8

Berlin Congregational The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled its annual pasta dinner and auction for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Auction to follow. Tickets at the door or by calling (860) 828-6586. The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, schedules Sunday worship for 10 a.m., with a fellowship coffee-hour immediately following. An adult-staffed crib room for children three and under is offered. The sanctuary is easily accessible

and other towns that built new police stations in the last five years, there is a move to bringing the station right downtown. Before, I think police stations might have been removed from the main areas, but now they think it’s best to put the station in the middle of it all.” There is a proposal for a new access road to be constructed after the train and police station projects are completed. The proposed road will curve past the police station, behind businesses on Farmington Avenue, and lead into the renovated train station, which will include 260 parking spaces. “That area will be beautiful once everything is put into place,” McNair said. “It’s been in the works for years now and Jim Mahoney (director of economic development) and a lot of people have been working towards. Especially with the high speed rails that will be put in place, it will be a homerun to revitalizing the area.” There has not been a referendum to designate money for a new police station at the site, but McNair said the police department has identified the location as the place it would like to relocate to after looking into many different sites. The town has not reached the point to designate and borrow money from the state for a new station. Daniel Jackson contributed to this story for people with physical limitations and equipped with personal-assist hearing devices. In addition to monthly communication, communion is offered Sundays, at 9:45 a.m., for anyone who wishes to participate. The Berlin Congregational Church scheduled Free Tot Time for every Thursday, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., for parents with babies up to 5 years old. Craft time, play session, snack time and holiday parties. No pre-registration is needed. For more information, call (860) 828-6586.

Send us your faith news:

Okay to go Submitted by Michael Damiana

The Den 4 Bears from Pack 41 visited Okay Industries in Berlin . Scouts toured the plant and learned how pieces of equipment are used to manufacture metal products.

Pet Continued from page 15 where their pets are venturing to. Don’t assume everybody uses pet safe products.” - It is sometimes necessary to shovel a pathway on the lawn and driveway for pets, especially for little dogs. - Outdoor cats might want to stay outside longer than they should. “I had a couple of times where my neighbor’s cat was out and didn’t want to go inside when they went out for the evening,” Miller said. “By the time the cat was ready to come inside, they weren’t home so I wound up kind of kidnapping the cat and putting it in my basement until they got home.” - Cats tend to crawl up under the hood of parked cars to keep warm, especially after a car engine has been running. “When drivers start their car, they can cause horrific injuries to a cat,” Miller said. “I’ve seen legs ripped off. If you park your car outside, look under the hood and make sure there isn’t a little critter there before you start it up again.” Valentine’s Day is coming up and with the holiday comes chocolate and candy. Chocolate is poisonous for dogs and sugar can be dangerous as well. There is an artificial sweetener called xylitol that is poisonous to animals.

The American Kennel Club offers the following precautions to keep in mind: - Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your dog’s body temperature, and limit its time outdoors. - Adequate shelter is a necessity. Keep your dog warm, dry and away from drafts. Tiles and uncarpeted areas may become extremely cold, so make sure to place blankets and pads on floors in these areas. - Antifreeze, which often collects on driveways and roadways, is highly poisonous. Although it smells and tastes good to your dog, it can be lethal. - Be extra careful when walking or playing with your dog near frozen lakes, rivers or ponds. Your dog could slip or jump in and get seriously injured. - Groom your dog regularly. Your dog needs a wellgroomed coat to keep properly insulated. Short- or coarsehaired dogs may get extra cold, so consider a sweater or coat. Long-haired dogs should have excess hair around the toes and foot pads trimmed to ease snow removal and cleaning. If you do the trimming, take care not to cut the pads or other delicate area of the foot. - Feed your dog additional calories if it spends a lot of time outdoors or is a working animal. It takes more energy in the winter to keep body temperature regulated, so additional calories are necessary. - Towel or blow-dry your dog if it gets wet from rain or snow. It is important to dry and clean its paws, too. This helps avoid tiny cuts and cracked pads. A little petroleum jelly may soften the pads and prevent further cracking. - Don’t leave your dog alone in a car without proper precautions. If the car engine is left on, the carbon monoxide will endanger your dog’s life. If the engine is off, the temperature in the car will get too cold. - Be very careful of supplemental heat sources. Fireplaces and portable heaters can severely burn your dog. Make sure all fireplaces have screens, and keep portable heaters out of reach. - Like people, dogs seem to be more susceptible to illness in the winter. Take your dog to a veterinarian if you see any suspicious symptoms and don’t use over-the-counter medications on your dog without consulting a veterinarian.

Visit us on the Web:


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013


203.238.1953 Call us or Build Your Own Ad @

J O B S ■ TA G S A L E S ■ C A R S ■ H O M E S ■ P E T S ■ R E N TA L S ■ I T E M S F O R S A L E ■ S E R V I C E D I R E C T O R Y LOST & FOUND

FOUND Memory card from a digital camera, has over 600 photos on it. Swim meet, trip to Disney World, etc. Found in Ocean State Job Lot parking lot in Southington. (860) 621-7594. LOST 1 Year-Old Grey House Cat. Escaped from home Friday, Jan. 18th. Daughter very heartbroken. If found, please call so she can come back to her loving home. Vicinity 141 Oak St., near Hobart St., Southington 203-600-0788



A GREAT DEAL! Can be found Every Day At STEPHEN TOYOTA 1-800-479-0843 or

AUTOMOBILES CHEVY IMPALA 2003, Good condition, 130K miles. $4,000. Please call 203-980-9808

FINANCE Buy Here - Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 + tax & reg. Low wkly pymts, no finance charge or credit check. Cars under $3000. Cheap Auto Rental LLC 203-530- 5905



Broken Down Junk Vehicles & Equipment. Quick Cash. Fast Free Removal. 203-630-2510 or 203-631-0800

CHRYSLER PT Cruiser 2001 $2450 Low Miles. AT, 4 Cyl MITSUBISHI Galant 2001 4 cyl, AT, $1950

(203) 213-1142

4 Door Sedan, Automatic $4,988 Stock# 9354C




Necesitas Un Auto? Tenemos una gran variedad de camionetas y de carros nuevos y usados! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949 Need an Automobile? We have a huge variety of new and used cars and trucks! Please call Ryan Montalvo at (203) 250-5949.

Stock# P4085A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300


JAGUAR X-Type 2006 coupe. 6cyl. Front wheel dr. Silver w/black interior. Sunroof. AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. ABS brakes. Leather interior. Non-smoker. 72,000 Excellent condition. $9875 860-594-7995 daytime M-F

Hyundai Sonata GLS 2012

BUICK Enclave CXL 2008 AWD, 3.6 L, 6 Cyl Fuel Injected Stock# 5707A

CHEVY MALIBU 2003 $3,288 6 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!

(203) 235-1686

(203) 269-1106 CADILLAC DEVILLE 2004

Low Mileage, Remainder of Full Factory Warranties. Stock# SL129 $19,990 Call Mike Russo Used Car Specialist

Pontiac Grand Prix 2002

(203) 935-0863

(203) 235-1686

GMC ENVOY 2005 SLE, 74K Miles. 4x4. Stock# 18518 $9,969 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952

Automatic, FWD, 4 Door, 8 Cyl Stock# 5667B

(203) 235-1686

FWD, 6 Cylinder, Automatic Stock# 5649A

Nissan Altima 2009 4 Door Sedan, I4 CVT 2.5 S Stock# 5698A

(203) 235-1686

CADILLAC CTS 2007 w/Leather Stock# 18553 $12,969 Don't miss...Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w . ri c ha rd c he v y . c o m

Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

CHEVY MALIBU LT 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2007 4 Door LS w/1LS, FWD, Auto $10,988 Stock# 1292

4 Door, 24,000 Miles Stock# P4144 $18,990 Call Mike Russo Used Car Specialist

(203) 935-0863

Cars Starting At $199 Down


24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

4 Door SE Sedan, Automatic $7988 Stock# 1241A

HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2006 Stock# 4014A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

NISSAN JUKE 2011 5 Door Wagon I4 CVT S AWD, 1.6L 4 cyl Turbocharged Stock# 5715A

(203) 235-1686

Operators are ready to take your ad now


Call 24 Hours-a-Day 7 Days-a-Week (203) 238-1953 or 1-800-228-6915 x2393 It’s About Time

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2004 3.8L 6 cyl Fuel Injected Stock# 13-700A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

DODGE NEON 2003 $3,288 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

HYUNDAI SONATA 2002 $3,488 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!

(203) 269-1106

Need A Car Loan? Bad Credit... Good Credit... Bankruptcy... Divorced.... No Problem!

4 Door, Automatic $11,988 Stock# 1263A

Pontiac G6 GT 2005

1 888 207-3682

Only 38k miles! Stock# 12350C $8,969 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 w w w . r i c h a r d c h e v y .c o m

Ask For Darrell

VOLVO S40 2001 4 Door, New Brakes New Battery. Automatic. Runs Great. $3500 Call (203) 619-2767


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen TRUCKS & VANS



Mal Crédito? DODGE RAM PICK UP 2000 100% Financing Available! Apply Today - Drive Tomorrow!

Regular Cab, 6.5’ Box. 4 WD, Auto $7,988 Stock#3126A

Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

Ayudamos personas sin crédito o con mal crédito! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949 Bad Credit? We help out people with bad credit and no credit! Please call Ryan at (203) 250-5949

1 888 207-3682 Ask For Darrell

NISSAN 1997 Pickup Truck. Extra Cab, 4 Wheel Drive, Low Miles, Moving, Must Sell! $1,900 Call (203) 907-7296

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY WODATCH Debris Removal Of Any Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

Ford Econoline Wagon 2004


E 150 XL, Automatic $10,988 Stock#1289

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


Chevy Cargo Van 2002

Hybrid, 4 Cyl, FWD, Automatic $8988 Stock# 9965A

Express Cargo Van 3500, 135” WB $4,988 Stock#3116A


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

SUV’S Plow Truck, 4 WD, Automatic $12,988 Stock#1288

CHEVY VENTURE 2003 $3,688 6 Cyl. 4 Spd Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

2003 Chevy Tahoe LT, V8, 5.3 Liter, Power Windows, Leather Seats, CD Multi Disk Bose System, New Tires, Brakes, & Transmission. Non Smoking Vehicle. $9,000 Call 203-9278376 or (203) 949-0102

MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029


Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

POLISH/ENGLISH Speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 RESIDENTIAL Cleaning Meticulous and thorough.Experienced, reliable and affordable. Please call Teresa 203-485-6402.





LANDSCAPING GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

HOME DOCTOR LLC Small to Major Work. Outside, Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing. Since 1949. Credit Cards Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

Contact Dan the “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire at 203-250-5952

Whether you’ve lost a ring, wallet or a Cocker Spaniel, a Marketplace ad can help track it.


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 STUFF ESTATE LIQUIDATORS Estate Clean-Outs One Piece to Whole Estate, Toys, Coins, Jewelry, Military, etc. 203 774-4830

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SNOWPLOWING Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 SIDING

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING W I NT E R P AI N T IN G S P E CI AL S Condos, Apts., Rooms Popcorn Ceilings, Drywall Repair, & Basements. Call Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864


Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

It's all here! Marketplace Ads (877) 238-1953

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634

We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

(203) 235-1686


ROOFS R US LLC. All types Roofing, Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. %100 financing, Credit Cards. Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, Established, Reliable Craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

4 Door, 103” WB XLT, 4WD $7,988 Stock# 9885A

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality- Kitchens/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

Edwin Cordero A-1 HANDYMANPLUS

4WD, Automatic, Crew Cab Stock# 269494

*THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

POLISH Ladies Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339

(203) 818-3300

GMC Sierra 1500 2008


Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110


COMMERCIAL & Residential cleaning done by experienced lady. Good job, insured & friendly prices. Call Rose (203) 3436641 or Email:


Pete In The Pickup


CHEVY IMPALA 2005 Stock# 13-675A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy




FORD F250 2004


Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions


CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-Kitchen/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415


CT Reg. #516790

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013 SUV’S


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES FREE Sectional Great for fam room. Beige, You pick up. 203-676-9048 MATTRESS SET Brand name Queen pillow top mattress and foundation. NEW, in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1996 131K, Runs Well, Excellent Body, Leather. New Tires. $2750 860-378-5214

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MO/24000 MI WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

MOVING - MUST SELL! Couch - $200, Accent Chair $75, Coffee Table $50, End Table $50, Entertainment Center with Glass Doors $150. Take All For $450. Call (860) 558-3774


PETS & LIVESTOCK FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001 $4,288 8 Cylinder, 4 Spd Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, Pugs, Rotties, Hotdogs, German Shepherds, Labs, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001. LOVING PUPS Rescued Puppys for Adoption. Deliveres Made. Health Gurenttee. Visit us at or Call 828-385-0757 or 828-675-9694

CHAIR Tan Floral Print Exc Condition $50 (860) 620-3151

WANTED TO BUY AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools, Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608

BERLIN-1 Bedroom, 1st Floor Heat & HW included. All appliances. Large yard. Porch. Parking. $785. 860-828-8114

Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Handtools, Old, used, and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

COUCH Tan. Excellent Condition $99 (860) 620-3151 FLEISCHMANN TRAIN SET Mounted, Fully Landscaped. GERMAN BEER STEINS 20 Assorted to choose from (203) 272-0259

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! CALL 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

KOLCRAFT PLAYPEN $25 or Best Offer 203-269-5077

DEE’S ANTIQUES TOY POODLES AKC, some older pups & young adults. Ask for Gary 203-269-3554

SNOW BLOWERS/THROWERS CARS Starting At $199 Down 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

ARIENS SNOW BLOWER Model 8524 $750 or best offer Like new. Moving to Florida! Call (203) 235-2990


MANY Prints Signed & Numbered, Air Show Posters, Antique Wood Bowls, Old Airplane Parts, Federal Duck Stamps, To Much Misc. Items to List. Call Rich 203-213-0003 SOFTBALLS 20 new&lightly used. $25. Call 203-265-0031

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT EXCELLENT QUALITY Seasoned Hardwood, Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver



Hyundai Santa Fe 2008

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142 WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local Collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359


Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden 1 BRs. Starting from $695, heat & hot wanted included. Call 203-886-8808. MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat HW, Elec. 1 BR, 2nd Fl, $200/wk+sec. 2nd flr studio $780/mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm; MERIDEN - 1 1/2 room apartment for rent. H/H included. Off street parking. Security. Storage. $625. monthly. Call Scott at (203) 302-8760.

MERIDEN 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 657 East Main Street Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481 MERIDEN 1 bdrm., 1 bath. Furn/Unfurn. Close to shopping and hwy. 192 Lewis Ave. Prv prk. No pets or smoking. Call 203-440-1941 for info

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Available Ask About One Month Free! Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016


MERIDEN 143 Veteran Street 2 BRs, LR, DR, Kitchen Garage Optional. $850/month (704) 497-4627

Music By Roberta

MERIDEN 2 & 3 BR Apartments Available Call for More Info 203 238-7777 860 214-8023 (Cell)

Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295 PEAVEY AMPLIFIER Audition 20, 8” speaker $25. 860 621-8741


$$$ CA$H $$$

(203) 818-3300

203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps.

Cindy’s Unique Shop

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! Call 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.

Flanders West Apts

MERIDEN 2 BR Apts Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main St. $945-$975/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203 9356224 or Steve 203 721-5215


Stock# 4104A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy



CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old pocket watches and clocks, collectibles, toys, 1 item to entire estate. 203-639-1002

MERIDEN Westside 2BR/1 BATH Garage, All Appliances W/D Included. 1-Year Lease. $1300 Plus Utils. Available Now No pets. 203-514-2010 WALLINGFORD House for Rent. 3 BR, 54 Lee Ave. New Capet/Paint, 1st flr laundry, Off St. Park, No smoking/pets. $1250/mo. Call 203-444-5722


CHESHIRE 2 Bdrm., 1 1/2 baths. Bayberry Knoll townhouse near I84. C ountry setting. Lovely 1200 square feet unit with patio. $975/month. Call 203-464-7544.

MERIDEN 2 BR Available Heat, Hot Water & Appliances incl. Off-Street parking. Available for immediate move in. Starting at $800 per month. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor Off street parking, freshly painted, washer/dryer. $850 per mo. Section 8 approved. Grant St. No dogs. Call 203-213-3951 MERIDEN 3 BR. 1st Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, Sunny Kitchen. WD hookup. $925. Avail March 1. Sec 8 appr. Call Will 860-834-2876

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2/3 BR Clean 1st Floor. New flooring, Appliances Off Street Parking. Section 8 Approved. Call (203) 376-4853 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 5 Rooms, Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrigerator, $1000/mo + security. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Sec 8 approved. Available in February. Leave message after 6pm 860-347-2992 203 887-8805 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $845 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $900/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472 MERIDEN Large 1 BR, 4 Rooms Many updates. Applianced. Quiet house. Heat & HW included. No pets no smoking. $775 plus security. 203 626-2320 MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Room Available. Deposit=$230 Utilities included! $115/Week. Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking. 203-715-7866 MERIDEN Spacious 4BR, 2nd Flr Large Yard. Off St Parking. W/D hookup. 481 East Main St. $1175/mo. plus sec. Call 203294-1229 MERIDEN Studio Apartment For Rent. $600 per month Call 203-903-6413 or 203-440-1123 MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd Floor Remodeled. Separate utilities. References & good credit. $550 per Month. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-302-2987 MERIDEN-4BR 2nd & 3rd Floor. Liberty St. Recently Renovated Stove & Refrig, W/D hkup, OffSt Parking, Yard, Storage. Sec 8 approved. $1275 203 506-6398 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st Floor in 2 Family house. $950/mo. Newly Remodeled. No pets. Avail now! 203-500-9080 or 203-500-9090 MERIDEN. 3 BR, recently renovated, new carpets. Clean, spacious, off st parking. Avail immed. $875. Pets considered. Call Walt 203-464-1863. MERIDEN. East side. Furn Clean 2nd flr 1 BR, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $845/ mo plus sec. 12pm-8pm, 203-630-3823 MERIDEN. Priced to move quickly. 3 level, 2 BR Townhouse, hdwd flrs, laundry hookup, large level yard, 1 car gar, located on culde-sac. Won’t last at $1075. No pets. Vacancy Busters LLC, Ruth, 860-402-3960 PLAINVILLE 1 BR New Flrs, Close to 84 & 72. Includes H & HW, Electric, W/D Hookup. No Dogs/Smoking. $850/mo. Call (860) 747-9842

WALLINGFORD 1 + BR/5 Room Loc. + Clean. W to W. Fully appl. No Pets. Util not incl. Lease & Sec req. $800-$850 mo. 203-848-7955

WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Flr In Town. Appliances Including W/D. No Pets, Sec & Refs. $725/mo. + utilities. Call 203-269-6391 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1st Floor $850 Per Month Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212

APARTMENTS FOR RENT ROCKFALL 2 BR, 5 Rms, Duplex Appls incl, WD Hookup Garage & Yard, No utils/pets. $900/mo. 1 mo sec. Credit ck. 860 349-1478 WALLINGFORD 3rd Fl, 2 BR. Cozy 4 rms. Stove & Refrig. Gas Heat & HW. Storage, wall to wall, hookups. Quiet area. No smoking /pets $695+ sec. 860 575-4915 WALLINGFORD 5 Large Rooms, 2nd Floor, Avaliable Now $995/mo. Call 203-213-6175 WALLINGFORD 70 Center Street Studios and 1BR Apartments $695-$750 per month Call Mike 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD Clean, updated 2 BR Apartment. Quiet neighborhood. Water & Garbage incl. $900-$950 Per Month. (203) 464-0766 WALLINGFORD- 2 Room Apt. $675. No pets. 2 mo sec + refs. Call 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD-Duplex 2BR, LR. Tiled Bath. Kitchen w/stove & fridge. Laundry hookups. $950 + utils. 2 mos sec dep. Agents RE (203) 949-0500 WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or SOUTH MERIDEN Furnished Room For Rent. Background & Reference check. $135 Per Week Plus Security 203 623-4396

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS FLORIDA, Ft Myers Beach Condo for rent. Available peak & off-peak weeks in 2013. Luxury 2BR & 2BA, complete kitchen, DR, LR, & 3 balconies, located on the beautiful island of Ft Myers Beach, overlooking the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Incl. Heated pool, hot tub, tennis courts, recreation room, pool table, & more. Walking distance to golf course. Come enjoy the warm breeze & romantic sunsets as you relax on the clean, sandy white beach. Owner: Vern Hunter. Call Barbara Raffile at 203-514-5130 (Meriden) for more information.


SOUTHINGTON Open Sunday 1:00-3:00. Oversized Cape, set on 2.9 acr. in one of the finest cul-d-sacs , Lge Kit., St. Stl. Appl, Granite counters open to lge FR. w/fpl, 4 BRS 3.5 bths, flrshdw, tile & new carpets. Deep frt porch with ceiling fans & views of parklike grounds, French doors to rear porch & huge deck. Price reduced to $464,000. A must see at 90 Ciccio Rd. dir. Jude ln, lft on Mt Vernon, rt on Ciccio


Thursday, January 31, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE


MERIDEN $139,900. Large 3 family near park- 2 units have 3 bedrooms, nice backyard, some notice to show needed but worth the wait. Call Toni Falcone for details 203-2655618

HOME HEALTH AIDE Current CT C.N.A Lic required PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS RNs Medical & Behavioral Health Contact Alina (860) 236-7701

Business Development Sales Representative The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to help develop print & digital advertising at this family owned media company.

HOUSE FOR SALE 280 Spring Lake Rd, Southington. 2,000 sq ft plus colonial. $295,000 Call (860) 877-4785


You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns

DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR (Full Time-40 Hours) Experienced journalist needed to oversee and manage flow and presentation of digital news content on and weekly web sites. This position requires the ability to build and maintain online and mobile news sections and manage social media presence and digital news alerts. You will work with reporters, photographers and other content producers on newsgathering, including video and leverage digital content for print use. You must have experience in writing and/or designing for the web; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once; technical know-how for creation and production of graphics, photos, audio, video, web pages, and other online content.

MERIDEN. $107,900. Simple & smart scale down & go easy on the budget w/this 2BR ranch. Spacious living rm w/fp, EIK, fenced beautiful corner yard w/ covered patio & non thru st. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618 Attn: Kim Boath New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: kboath@ Part-Time

BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP. WALLINGFORD-$159,900. Indus. Condo & business! All equip. included 1980 sqft, No. Plain. Come See! Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

It's all here! Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

Order Processing Clerk Part-Time Data Entry Clerk to enter orders and assist with the processing of orders for shipping. Experienced keying skills, math and communication ability preferred. Knowledge of EDI Processing a plus. Please send resume to or apply in person at Lyman Products Corp. 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Full time work & Immediate Start Availability! Come grow with our newly expanded office. All Departments to be filled this week! No experience Req’d!

CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE GENERAL HELP APPOINTMENT SETTERS Entry Level MGMT Sign on Bonus for FT Positions STARTING PAY Ranges per DPT. $9/HR-$590/week, +45K/year Call for Details/Email Contact Info 860-329-0317 &

Find your dream home in Marketplace

Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

(203) 634-3933

If you are interested in joining our RecordJournal family, please email your resume to Eric Cotton at HELP WANTED AUTO BODY/PAINTERS HELPER. Zoel’s Auto Body is looking for energtic painters assistant with experience. Call for appt. (203) 237-6464

We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits. If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to:


FIT. CLASS INSTR. - Early AM Certified group ex. instr. needed. Exp. pref. Apply at YMCA 961 S. Main St Cheshire Ph 203-272-3150


Apply during our Open House January 28th - February 1 st , 2013 at 95 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 9:00am – 5:00pm Or visit our Careers page at EOE M/F/D/V

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation is accepting applications for full time positions for:

PACKERS Starting hourly rate - $8.50/hr. with 90 day review. We offer excellent benefits and a good working environment. Apply in Person between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to: Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation 26 Barnes Industrial Road North Wallingford, CT 06492

HELP WANTED COAST 2 Coast Communications is looking for Direct Sales Agents to market & sell Comcast XFinity. Full Time Position. No Experience necessary. We will train. To schedule an interview please email Paul Miller at LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.


Job Fair Easter Seals Goodwill, Ind. is recruiting for various part time retail positions for Southington, Wallingford and Middletown. When: Tuesday, January 29 1pm - 4pm Where: 350 Queen Street Southington Visit our website: for more openings! EOE/AA - M/F/D/V

OUTSIDE SALES Do you love Sales? Do you like the Political Arena? Do you view Mom and Pop Business Owners as Heroes? Are you interested in the Connecticut General Assembly? Do you care how the United States Congress conducts it’s Business? Can you “Close” the Deal? For that right person … Six (6) figure income potential… Excellent Benefits! Local Territory…no overnights! Email resume to or fax resume to 615-932-5071. EOE PART-TIME ACCOUNTING & HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT Choate Rosemary Hall a nationally & internationally recognized independent secondary school is seeking a part-time Accounting & Human Resources Assistant, Mon-Fri, 4 hrs/day, year round, non-benefits eligible. This position is responsible for providing support to Financial & Human Resources Departments, including processing bank deposits, receipts, lockbox payments, payments, credits, charges, payroll audits, general ledger maintenance, assist with payroll & benefits process, & other duties as assigned. Candidates must have high school diploma or equivalent & have work experience in different areas of Financial/Business office such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, or General Ledger. Payroll and/or Human Resources experience preferred. Excellent knowledge of Excel & Word required. Please send resume with cover letter to: Human Resources, Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian St. Wallingford, CT 06492 or email to


TOWN ENGINEER TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON The Town of Southington is seeking applicants for the position of Town Engineer. Under the general direction of the Town Manager, the position is responsible for performing and supervising professional work in the design and construction of public works improvements, in facilities construction and maintenance, and in public works contract administration. The Town Engineer supervises the technical and clerical engineering and sewer administration operations of the town and provides engineering consultation to town departments, boards and commissions and oversees maintenance of town maps, engineering plans and GIS data. Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required, with five years of professional civil engineering experience, including at least two years in a municipal engineering office and two years of supervisory experience. Suitable experience may be substituted for educational attainment if deemed appropriate by the Town Manager or his designee. Possession of a Professional Engineer's license issued by the State of Connecticut is required. Out of state license which can be transferred to Connecticut within one year of appointment is acceptable. Salary range is $110,000 to $118,000 depending on qualifications. The position reports to the Town Manager. Complete position description is available on the Town of Southington's website, in the "Job Opportunities" section, or by contacting the Town Manager's office at 860-276-6200. Applications may be submitted by mail to: Garry Brumback, Town Manager 75 Main Street Southington, CT 06489 or emailed to by February 15, 2013.

MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL/CLERICAL Excellent Opportunity for expanding practice. Computer billing skills a must. Up to $15/hr DOE Contact HR Dept 855-357-6311

HELP WANTED POLICE OFFICER Looking for Police Officer to do Private Investigation work. Send information to PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455 PUBLIC Safety Officer needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Weekends and weekdays. P/T position. Please stop by to fill out an application, fax resume to 860628-6444, or send to the above address.

TEACHING POSITION (Long-term Substitutes) Wallingford Public Schools is seeking candidates for the following long-term substitute teaching positions: Middle School Level: Spanish - Position begins midFebruary for approximately 6 weeks. High School Level: Spanish/Italian -Position begins March for approximately 12 weeks. Please fax resume and certification to (203) 949-6551. EOE VAN Driver needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Part time weekends and weekdays. Public Service license or CDL, Class B with a P endorsement required. Please stop by to fill out an application, fax resume to 860-628-6444, or send to the above address.


Becky Zychowski Training in tang Soo Do since 2005, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Kyan Valentin 2nd Degree Black Belt, Training Tang Soo Do since 2000

Licensed and Certified to Teach Zig Ziglar’s “I CAN” character Development program.

NEW Martial Arts Lessons Includes Private Lesson and 4 YEARS One Weeks of Group Classes SPECIAL Only $49 Plus a free uniform to the first 25 callers.


Alec Foxx 2nd Degree Black Belt, Training in TSD since 2005


Dr. Walt Kostich Training in Tang Soo Do since 2000 3rd Degree Black Belt

Grand Master Grand Master Master Orlando Valentin, Sr. Robert E. Beaudoin Jae Chul Shin Rachel Valentin 3rd Degree Black Belt, President of World Tang Soo Do 4th Degree Black Belt with Training in Tang Soo Do Founder of World Tang Soo Do Association, 9th degree Black Belt Association, 8th degree Black Belt 31 years training experience since 1986


Edwin Torres 3rd Degree Black Belt, Training in Tang Soo Do since 2002

Master Master Madelyn Valentin Efrain Valentin 4th Degree Black Belt with 6th Degree Black Belt, 35 31 years training experience yrs training in Tang Soo Do


Ahmed Hernandez 3rd Degree Black Belt, Chief Instructor at Valentin Karate

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dr. Hou Chen Training in Tang Soo Do since 1991 3rd Degree Black Belt

Jario Velasquez 3rd Degree Black Belt Training Since 1998

Hellena Rodriguez 3rd Degree Black Belt, Training Tang Soo Do since 1998

Tom Rossi 2nd Degree Black Belt, Training in Tang Soo Do since 2005

Wendy Hannigan Training in Tang Soo Do since 2005, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Mike Rossi, Jr 2nd Degree Black Belt Training in Tang Soo Do since 2005

82 Camp Street, Meriden • (203) 238-0427 991 South Main Street, Plantsville • (860) 621-1474 1273835

16 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington • (860) 829-5425

01-31-2013 The Berlin Citizen  

01-31-2013 The Berlin Citizen