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Thursday, March 14, 2013

BHS offers play school to local Town will pursue state aid to help pay BHS youngsters for 45th year Phase II overages By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Berlin High School will once again sponsor a play school for children, of Berlin residents, between the ages of three and four. This will be the 45th year the program is offered at the school. The play school is part of a child development class offered at the high school to give 12th grade students an opportunity to apply what they have learned to handson experience in working with children from the local community, according to Diane Richards, BHS family and consumer science teacher. “We currently have two sections with 22 students in each class,” Richards said. “It is a very popular class and one the students wait four years to take.” High school students spend the first 10 weeks

Submitted by Diane Richards

BHS seniors interact and observe preschoolers as See Play, page 9 part of their child development class.

Willard school roof replacement estimates at $1.7 million By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

owner’s contingency, which comes to $276,400. With additional professional and legal fees at $56,600, the total project cost comes to $1,714,970. The estimate is based on 2013 construction costs. Al Jacunski, of Jacunski Humes Architects, said for each year the project is deferred, he estimates the cost to increase by 4 percent. The project also is eligible for reSee Roof, page 10

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The Board of Education recently sent a request to Town Council for $1,714,970 to replace the roof of Willard Elementary School. Council has since approved the request and has sent a proposal to the bond council to prepare a bond authorization for bid documents. A public hearing on this matter is scheduled for Tuesday,

March 19, at 6:45 p.m. The town hired Jacunski Humes Architects, LLC of Berlin, in 2010 to inspect and evaluate all sections of the school’s roof. Since then, Jacunski Humes has prepared preliminary design plans, recommendations and cost estimates. The construction subtotal comes to $1,381,970. Jacunski Humes and Public Works Director Art Simonian added a 20 percent construction and

The total cost estimate for the Berlin High School renovation project is $84,184,987, based on the Jan. 8 state Plan Completion Test documents. This estimate is $14,234,987 over the $69.9 million budget approved at the town referendum in March of 2011. But Mayor Adam Salina said there are “state remedies available” to help fund the additional costs so tax payers would not have to bear the brunt of any overages on the project. “What (town officials and I) are doing now is working with the state administration and legislators to come up with additional funds,” Salina said. There are school construction funds offered by the state. Neighboring communities, such as Meriden and Middletown, have gone through similar dilemmas in dealing with school renovation overages. “When you’re working off an initial estimate, expectations change over time because the process in which you go through for a school

construction project is extensive,” Salina said. “The state realizes that the estimated number is sort of a moving target, if you will, by the time you put a shovel in the ground. So there is additional funding for projects such as this one. The goal is to fund the project with no additional burden on the tax payer.” Since the follow-up PCT meetings on Feb. 6 and 7, the state has accepted the plans, and the documents were sent to Chris Laux to perform the local review. Laux is contracted through Gilbane Building Company — the construction management team — and he is currently in consultation with Public Works Director Art Simonian. Silver Petrucelli and Associates — the architectural team — have been working on updating the documents based on the state’s and Laux’s comments. In a monthly summary report by Gilbane, Silver Petrucelli and Simonian plan to return to the state with the local review comments incorporated into the construction


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 14, 2013

Governor on the road to hear from residents

Inside Calendar.................22 Faith .........................6 Health.....................17 Marketplace............24 Obituaries.................7 Opinion...................12 Real Estate ............22 Schools...................11 Seniors ...................16 Sports.....................18

Dates and locations across the state will be announced as they are scheduled. For the latest schedule, go to The events are open to the public and a ticket is not need, seats are available on a first come, first served basis. “We have a number of critically important issues facing the state, and I am eager for the opportunity to hear from residents about their concerns, so that we can move forward together,” Malloy said. “I think being out there, talking with people face-toface so that we can have an open exchange and I can hear what is on their minds helps all of us in government be more effective at serving the people we represent.”

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Chambers, 240 Kensington Rd. After the Plan of Conservation and Development Committee submits its report to the Planning and Zoning Commission, the PZC will hold a public hearing on the document later in the spring. Submitted by Economic Development Director Jim Mahoney

tion area. The town’s Plan of Conservation and Development Committee is nearing completion of a draft plan that will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Town Council. The POCD Committee will also be holding a public information session on April 3, at 7 p.m., in Town Council

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Berlin station includes a significant expansion of the parking lot to accommodate expected increases in ridership. The EDC also will provide information on the plans for a new façade and landscape grant program that is being funded with a STEAP grant from the state. At this time, the town is still finalizing the grant agreements and policies and procedures for the program. Any interested property owners can contact economic development Director Jim Mahoney to get on the list to receive a funding application when it is available. The final item on the agenda for the public information session is a discussion of proposals for the downtown area that are being considered in the update of the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development. Among the recommendations under consideration are


The Economic Development Commission will hold a public information session on topics related to the development of the town center area in the vicinity of the Berlin train station. The public meeting is scheduled for March 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the community room of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Rd. Business owners and property owners in the vicinity of the train station are encouraged to attend. The Department of Transportation’s project director for the New Haven Hartford, Springfield commuter rail project, John Bernick, will provide an update of the plans, status and time line for the project. The state plans to spend over $500 million to upgrade rail services on the New Haven/Hartford/Springfield line (which includes Berlin) to offer commuter and high speed rail service scheduled to begin in 2016. Berlin’s primary transit facility is its AMTRAK train station located on Depot Road, just off Farmington Avenue. The station is one of the nine stops on the New Haven to Springfield rail corridor. Berlin is the first stop south of Hartford in the initial operating plan for the commuter rail service, therefore, the station has an important role in the rail revitalization plan. The state’s plan for the


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 14, 2013

Couple in 90s rescued from Silver Ridge complex fire Citizen photo by Christopher Zajac / Record-Journal

By Lauren Sievert Special to The Citizen

Two elderly residents were rescued from their home in the Silver Ridge condominium complex after a fire started in their basement. Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Odishoo said the fire was reported at 1:15 p.m., March 8. Fire crews from Berlin, Meriden, Cromwell and Newington responded to 88 Hawthorne Dr., and crews from Rocky Hill and Wethersfield assisted at the Berlin fire station. The residents, a couple in their 90s, were rescued by the first fire crew to arrive, according to Odishoo. The woman was by the front door, and the man was standing by the stairwell to the basement. The fire was active when


crews arrived and was put out within 10 to 15 minutes, Odishoo said. The residents were taken by Hunter’s Ambulance to the hospital as a precaution, with possible smoke inhalation. Odishoo said family members came to the scene, and then went to the hospital to check on the couple. The owners of the condo are listed in town records as Eileen Ferrato and Frank Panazzo. The smoke spread to the attached house at 90 Hawthorne Dr., which fire-

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Aresimowicz: Union man, coach and Berlin’s man in Hartford By Jesse Buchanan Special to The Citizen When state Rep. Joe Aresimowicz hears debates on the House floor, he’s occasionally reminded of conversations he’s had on politics with the youth and high school football players he coaches. He said there’s wisdom in those conversations with young people. “We do talk politics, we talk everything,” Aresimowicz said. Aresimowicz, a Democrat, was sworn in as House majority leader in January. The father of three, union representative and Berlin resident is in his fifth term in the General Assembly. His district, the 30th, covers Berlin and part of Southington. On the wall of Aresimowicz’s new office in the Legislative Office Building, next to the Capitol in Hartford, hangs a newspaper headline: “Aresimowicz defeats incumbent.” The clipping is from his first election, when he unseated Republican Robert Pe-

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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz speaks during opening day at the State Capitol Jan. 9. Aresimowicz, from Berlin, is the new House Majority Leader. ters, a former Berlin mayor, in 2004. That and the following election, when Aresimowicz defeated Ed Pocock III, who at the time was a Southington town councilor, were his toughest tests. While he couldn’t control everything in the election, Aresimowicz said he could determine how many doors he knocked on

each year. “The one thing I can control is how hard I work,” he said. Pocock said he got to know Aresimowicz through the campaign and found him honest and forthright. “He’s always a straight shooter with me,” Pocock said. “He tells me like it is.” The two have talked about

local issues and Pocock said he never hesitated to call Aresimowicz. “We actually talk quite a bit when we see each other,” Pocock said. “It’s always a warm hello.” Aresimowicz, 42, hasn’t had an opponent in two of his five elections, something he attributes to how well known he is in the district. “I think a lot of that is accessibility,” he said. Army to AFSCME Aresimowicz (pronounced “Are-a-SIM-a-wits”) joined the Army Reserve as a combat medic and worked for the American Red Cross before becoming an education coordinator for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 4. He still holds the position. Understanding the per-

spective of state employees helps Aresimowicz when determining how a state department runs, he said. As a former town councilor in Berlin, Aresimowicz said, he also understands the difficulties facing towns and cities. “It’s helped me have a rounded-out knowledge base of state employees,” Aresimowicz said. “It does help. You want those who have a municipal background, you want those who have a business background.” His work with the union doesn’t present a conflict, Aresimowicz said. As majority leader, he said, he’s been careful to let party members determine what bills are proposed. “The caucus will drive my agenda, my agenda won’t

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sale, baked good, raffle, Ukrainian gifts and cards and ethnic foods (eat in or take out.) Admission is free. Parking available behind the church. For more information, call (860) 229-3833 or (860) 6772138.

Easter egg hunt Christian Life Church has scheduled an Easter egg hunt for March 31, following the 10:45 a.m. Easter service. The event is for children up to 11years-old and includes games, bounce house, prizes and more. For more information, call (860) 828-5105.

Berlin Congregational

The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, schedules Sunday worship for 10 a.m., with a fellowship coffee-hour immediately following. An adultstaffed crib room for children three and under is offered. The sanctuary is easily accessible 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

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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.

Moms in prayer

Bethany Covenant Church invites all mothers to join an interdenominational Christian prayer group called “Moms In Prayer.” The group is scheduled to meet weekly on Wednesdays, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Youth activities for children in grades three to eight are available during this prayer time. For more information, call Colleen at (860) 828-3637 or email

St. Gabriel’s

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has scheduled the parish Eucharist for Sundays, at 9 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 10 a.m. For more information, call (860) 828-3735.

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Livio “Lee” Joseph Dottor, 87, of Kensi n g t o n , known as “The Movie Man,” devoted husband of the late Joan (Scricca) Dottor, died March 6, 2013, peacefully at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Livio will be deeply missed by his family and community. Born in Stafford Springs, the son of the late Angelo and the late Maria (Dalcin) Dottor, he served as an entertainment officer in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946, and was appointed to serve the towns of New Britain and Berlin on the Mattabassett District Board of Directors from 1965 to 2007. He was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington. He is most known for managing several movie cinemas and drive-in theaters throughout Connecticut from 1948 to 1997, and his work was a critical part of the evolution of the motion picture industry over the last decade, bringing affordable cinema magic to any person in a local, safe, and clean setting. He took tremendous pride in his work, and found the most joy working with his family at the theaters. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Sonal Dottor, of Berlin, and Wayne and Patricia Dottor, of Pennsylvania; a daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Antony Kerz, of Rocky Hill; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Mary

Cimino, of Enfield. A private Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul Church and burial in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain, will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Porter’s Funeral Service in Kensington is serving the family.

Donald Albert Heckler Don departed this life on Friday, March 8, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 75. Born to the late Albert and Marguerite (Laurendeau) Heckler on Feb. 26, 1938, in Meriden, he attended and graduated from St. Laurent and Meriden High Schools. Don served with the National Guards and began his career with Fafnir Bearing in New Britain as a toolmaker (1956 to 1972 – IAM Member). It was there that he met the love of his life, Filomena

Liburdi, whom he married on May 6, 1961. Don had an illustrious career with the State of CT Dept. of Labor. It began in 1972, as a factory inspector. He was promoted to senior inspector in 1974, safety compliance officer III in his division in 1978, and to safety consultant in 1979. He served as asst. director and acting director from 1992 until 2000, when he was appointed to director of OSHA of the CT Labor Dept. until his retirement in 2003. From 1982 to 1990, he served with Connecticut Safety Society as secretary, president, and Board of Directors. He was an active volunteer at Falcon BMX. His son, Mark raced and excelled on a local and national level. He frequently prepared and presented the slide show with music for the annual Falcon BMX Award Dinner. He was a consummate collector of many things to which his basement, shed and garage can attest. He enjoyed photography and as a young man fishing and outdoor activities and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Filomena Liburdi Heckler; two sons, Donald Heckler, Jr., and his wife, Renee and their two children, Derek and Lauren, of Berlin;

Mark and his children, Summer, Brock and Ella, of Guilford; a sister, Carolyn Heckler; two brothers-in-law, Sebastion Liburdi, and Richard Liburdi and his wife, Elizabeth. He was predeceased by his sister, Lorraine Fantozzi; daughter-in-law, Kathie Heckler; brother-in-law, Vincent Liburdi and his wife, Nicoletta; and sister-in-law, Angie; also many nieces, nephews; cousins both locally and in Florida and Canada. He will be missed by each in their own way. The funeral was held on Monday, March 11, at 9:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden and at 10 a.m. at St. Laurent Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial with Military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854-2328. For online condolences please visit

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The Connecticut General Assembly passed legislation introduced by House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (DBerlin/Southington) that creates a special fund to assist individuals who suffered psychological trauma as a result of their work related to the Sandy Hook tragedy. “This is simply the right thing to do. Now those suffering from mental health issues because of the tragedy at Sandy Hook can receive the help they need without causing an undue financial burden on themselves or their families,” Aresimowicz said. “Moving forward, I’m committed to looking at our state’s workers’ compensation law that treats mental illness differently than physical ailments.” The Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund will be funded through private donations and provide support to volunteer and professional workers who are suffering from mental health issues as a result of the tragedy. Traditional workers compensation does not currently cover most workers for exclusively mental injuries. Aresimowicz said anyone interested in contributing or learning more about the fund should contact him at or (860) 240-8489. Those eligible for benefits from the fund include first responders, school employees, as well as other professionals and volunteers involved in the Sandy Hook response or investigation. The fund will be administered by the Office of Victim Services within the judicial branch, with the state treasurer managing its assets. The treasurer will be authorized to accept donations directly, and charitable organizations will also be able to take donations on behalf of the fund. Information provided by the office of the Connecticut General Assembly

drive my caucus,” he said. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski, a former Southington state representative, said he wasn’t surprised that Aresimowicz had risen to majority leader. “I could tell as soon as I met Joe that Joe would be an up-and-comer,” Zalaski said. Aresimowicz knows how the legislative process works but, more importantly, knows how to make friends, according to Zalaski. “And that’s what it’s all about in Hartford,” Zalaski said. Mutual respect Aresimowicz has held the positions of deputy house speaker and deputy majority leader. His new role involves organizing the party for hearings and making sure legislators have the information they need to tackle bills. It also involves frequently meeting with Democratic and Republicans leaders, as well as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. “That’s new for me. Even as deputy speaker, I didn’t necessarily sit in on those

meetings,” Aresimowicz said. Most recently, those meetings have focused on gun control, mental health and school safety proposals offered by legislative committees. Aresimowicz is pleased that the committees were allowed to study the complex issues. “I think we do our worst work up here when we act reactionary,” he said. “Because we kept our powder dry and let the process work, we can help negotiate a bill to do a lot of good and prevent another tragedy from occurring.” Aresimowicz said he has a good relationship with Republicans based on mutual respect. State Sen. Len Fasano, a Republican deputy minority leader, said he’s been able to work with Aresimowicz and called him “a man of his word.” “Our policies may differ from time to time, but Joe’s always willing to listen,” said Fasano, who represents parts of Wallingford, Cheshire and North Haven. “He never takes a view and

says, ‘Door’s closed,’ ” Fasano said. “You have a sense in the Capitol as to who you can work with.” Aresimowicz, cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party, said he’ll support working families’ issues such as sick leave and minimum wage increases. While supported by unions, Aresimowicz said these are issues that are important for all state residents. “I won’t shy away from representing working families,” he said. Coaching football is Aresimowicz’s “down time,” although he can’t entirely escape his role as a legislator. In addition to conversations with players, parents will ask Aresimowicz questions about state government. He doesn’t mind, and said coaching allows him to talk with residents informally and as more than just a politician. “There’s not that immediate awkwardness of, ‘They want to talk to me about an issue,’ ” Aresimowicz said. Jesse Buchanan reports for the Record-Journal, Meriden.

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preparing for the start of play school by learning about the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children up to the age of three. Richards said the high school students then apply what they have learned to teaching and observing the children during play school in order to have a deeper understanding of these concepts. Many of the students who take this class have career interests in teaching, child care, nursing, and social work, according to Richards. Lessons and activities are planned and led by a group of students each day. Richards said the day starts out with morning greetings, the Pledge of Allegiance, a song, and the weather forecast. Preschoolers then spend time at work centers that feature counting games, picture books, building blocks and categorizing items, or putting puzzles together. Everyone then comes together for a group activity, such as sharing a story or “show and tell,” followed by snack time. “Towards the end of the play school morning, it’s time for the groups to take a walk to the library for story time, or the biology lab to see the fish in the big tanks, or the gym for games,” Richards said. BHS is currently taking registrations for this program, which has been a long standing tradition in the community. The play school is in session three days a

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The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., has scheduled an Easter eggstravaganza for Saturday, March 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit Speckles, a lop-eared rabbit, explore the meadow to hunt for Easter surprises, make a craft and more. A fee is charged. The hunt is suitable for all ages. For more information, call (860) 8279064.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive in memory of Tina DeGrandi for Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call Nancy at (860) 305-6293 or Susan (203) 271-7917.

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Berlin resident Carlo Zovich, front row, second from right, prepares to the cut the ribbon to his business, Tuscany Steak & Seafood restaurant in Plainville, with members of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce and town staff. The restaurant has been open for seven months, and was previously the Aqua Terra Oyster Bar, not affiliated with Zovich. The restaurant is located at 253 East St., Plainville. Board of Education submitted a statement of need to Continued from page 1 Town Council requesting imbursement from the State Willard’s roof be replaced in its entirety in accordance Bureau of School Facilities. “We estimated that about with all applicable local, 94 percent of your project is state and federal codes and going to be eligible for your regulations. Willard, which facilities state reimbursement,” Jacunski said during a recent grades K-5, was originally Board of Education meeting. constructed in 1955. The roof According to Salina, state was replaced in 1984. The reimbursement will be ap- building was later renovated proximately $685,000, leaving in 1990 and a new section was added. the town tp pay $1,029,970. The existing roof is dividIn October of 2011, the


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Scholastic achievements Michael D. Gagnon, of Berlin, is scheduled to perform with the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers in Italy over the school spring break. David Legnani, of Berlin, placed fourth in Impromptu Speaking at the recent Twin Cities Forensics League 6 Tournament held at Normandale Community College, in Bloomington, Minn.

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All Night Graduation Party 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. Casino night The Berlin High School Class of 2013 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled a bus trip to Mohegan Sun on Saturday, March 23. Buses leave the high school at 5 pm. Tickets include

roundtrip transportation, $10 gaming voucher, $10 food voucher and bus driver tip. For more information, cost and reservations, call (860) 202-0443. Butter Braid Sale The All Night Graduation Committee for the BHS Class of 2013 has scheduled a Butter Braid and Cookie Dough fundraiser. To place an order, please call (860) 329-3460. Orders will be available for pick up at the high school on Monday, March 25.

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Berlin High School has scheduled its second annual “BHS Expo and Eighth Grade Curriculum and Activities Night” for Monday, March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. The community is welcome to attend the Expo from 7 to 8 p.m., while eighth grade students and their parents are invited to an orientation presentation in the auditorium. At 8 p.m., the eighth graders and their parents will attend the Expo, which will feature display ta-

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John Larson looks back at February With the 113th Congress underway, I wanted to share with the public what I have been working on over the past month in Larson Connecticut’s First District and in Washington. Below is a list of my current ventures. — After calling for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, I hosted a roundtable discussion on the Act’s importance to Connecticut residents. Joined by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and other state and local leaders, the roundtable illustrated the need for the House to act on this widely supported legislation that shielded millions of women from abuse and helped reduce national rates of domestic violence. In the weeks that followed, the House eventually decided to bring VAWA to a vote and, in a victory for women and families everywhere, affording the

LGBT, Native American, and immigrant communities an ability to seek the treatment and preventative services every individual deserves. The passage of VAWA is a testament to their commitment to preventing, and treating victims of violence. — In February, I traveled to Manchester Community College to host a community forum on the sequester(large cuts in federal government spending). After updating the participants, I was able to take questions from the audience and explain how the sequester would impact Connecticut residents. — The theme of this year’s Hartford Enterprise Zone Business Association Luncheon was “Unity is Key to Our Survival.” I was pleased to join Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and our Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman to discuss the importance of small business in our capital city. — I met with the staff from the Hartford Job Corps Academy, a proven See Larson, next page

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The present Berlin High School is the second building to house the high school. What was the first? This first question is a nobrainer for a lot of us whose past family generations grew up in Berlin. The Kensington Grammar School, built in 1910, served as an elementary school for the first few years of its existence. It expanded first to a junior high school (up to ninth grade) in the 1920s, and then to a high school in the 1930s. The first class graduated in 1936. An addition, called the Jean E. Hooker School, was added to manage the expansion. That’s the short answer. By the early 1900s, the small one and two-room district schools were becoming overcrowded. In 1902, a recommendation was made by the school committee to build a new building to accommodate the increased enrollment. Some classes were reported to have 38 to 40 students of varying grades, all under one teacher. There were also calls to have a high school for Berlin, rather than paying tuition for students to attend surrounding high schools, mostly in New Britain or Middletown.

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Early Berlin High School class, Jean E. Hooker entrance. Charles Jarvis, school board chair, suggested in 1907 that a central location be chosen so that in a “few years” a high school might be added. The decision was to consolidate some of the elementary schools in Kensington by building a multiroom facility that later might be expanded into a high school. A site was chosen nearby the railroad station to facilitate transportation. At the time, a track ran past East Berlin into Middletown, which allowed for easy access to the most eastern

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students, and the trolley ran from Worthington Ridge to “Upson’s Corner” (corner of Farmington Avenue and New Britain Road) and on into New Britain. The Kensington Grammar School was sometimes called the consolidated school. When it opened in 1910, several of the old district schools were closed, but some didn’t stay closed for long. The influx of immigrants who came to work in the brickyards continued, especially after World War I. In 1920, the town authorized the purchase of two temporary classrooms, each holding about 40 students, at a cost of

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$7,500. At the same time, KGS was expanded to the ninth grade. Still, promising students had to go out of town to high school. Other town schools were added during this time; Hubbard School replaced a smaller school, and the old Worthington Town Hall, which had served from 1850 to 1907, began its third life as the Worthington School. A larger Blue Hills School opened in 1925 on Cathole Road (We know it as the South Kensington Fire Department). By the early 1930s, a plan was in place to build an addition to the Kensington Grammar School, and to add a grade every year, to phase in the high school. With the Great Depression in full swing, this must have been difficult for the entire town, yet people had the courage to do right by their children. Hildur Claudelin, a brandnew teacher, was hired in the fall of 1932 to teach in the new school, at a salary of $1,200 per year. The following year, the economy was so bad that salaries were cut, and she received $1,000. She was happy to still have a job. Berlin High School continued at this location until the current school on Patterson Way opened in the fall of 1953. KGS continued as an elementary school, sometimes housing a seventh grade, until it finally closed in 1975.

Where was the Berlin Turnpike before 1940? Today we think of the Berlin Turnpike as a four lane highway loaded with shopping, restaurants and gas stations. During its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s it was often known as ‘Gasoline Alley.’ It was one of the main highways between New York and Boston, the other route being Route 1 along the coast. When I-91 and the Connecticut Turnpike opened in the 1960s, all that changed. Who remembers even earlier days? The Hartford-New Haven Turnpike officially opened in 1798, but Worthington Ridge was a major thoroughfare even before that. The old road had seen stagecoaches and post riders, and eventually it became the main thoroughfare. It superseded Lower Lane, which was part of the original Hartford-New Haven Path that went through Wethersfield on its way to Hartford. A number of U.S. presidents traveled through, this way, including Washington, Madison, and Jackson. There are many tales of “George Washington slept here,” but the esteemed gentleman did note in his diary that in 1789, he stopped at the tavern “of one Fuller.”

tremely effective job training program. — Following January’s announcement that the defense budget would include a pilot program to provide appropriate care to military families who have children with autism, I joined other House members in calling for collaboration with military families and experts in the development of the program. While I will continue to fight for a permanent solution for military families, it is crucial that this pilot

program be implemented quickly and given every opportunity to succeed. — In Washington I was pleased to be selected to colead the bipartisan Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Financial Services. Moving forward, I will be working with Rep. Adrian Smith (RNE) to review current law and identify the key issues that need to be addressed in tax reform. Submitted by the office of Congressman John Larson

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mentioned tavern still stands on the east side of Continued from page 13 Worthington Ridge along with many of the other The townspeople had heard gems found in Berlin’s hishe was coming, and planned toric district. a reception. However, WashIn 1909, the stretch of ington was quite late. Folks road from Hartford to Berlin began dipping into the celebecame known officially as bratory libations that had the Berlin Turnpike. As aubeen set aside, and when he tomobiles proliferated, all finally did arrive, the crowd sorts of people frequented was quite tipsy. An old solthe Turnpike, the well-to do dier who had served with the who didn’t want to ride the president during the Ameritrain, celebrities and everycan Revolution, who was one in between. In 1923, supposed to make a speech, baseball star Babe Ruth’s barely managed to state that car broke down and was rehe was just “too full for utter- paired by a local garage. Acance.” I’m sure Mr. Washing- cidents, speeding and traffic ton was gracious. The aforejams became common, and patience was wearing thin. By the mid-1920s overtures were made to the state to create a new road that would For daily updates bypass Worthington Ridge. visit our website: The first thoughts were to have it go west of the Ridge, but by the late 1930s the focus was to the east. Some lo-



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The New Britain-Berlin YMCA is accepting registration for its 2013 summer programs. Program include: Little Explorers (preschool-K), Camp Thundermoon, (Grades 15), Teen Xtreme (Grades 68), YMCA Summer Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast, Jr!” (Ages 12-17), The AllAround Athlete Summer Sports Training Intensive (Ages 12-15). The YMCA offers daily swimming lessons, fitness classes, and more. For more information, call (860) 229-3787, visit, or visit 50 High St., New Britain, or 362 Main St., Berlin.

Right photo: A bunch of crocus in Karenne Mackiewicz’s backyard has been trying to pop up for a while. Once the snow melted enough to expose the crocus and the sun came out, the flowers opened up. Left photo: The north side of Denise Roberts’ home is in full sun most of the day. These clumps of snowdrops are the first to blossom every year.

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Meetings The Berlin AARP monthly chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, at 1:15 p.m., at the Senior Center. The program has planned speakers from the Surgical Mission, volunteer doctors and nurses who provide medical treatment for children in

remote locations. Classes A Senior Safe Drivers class, sponsored by Berlin AARP Chapter 3035, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Center. Attendance at the class provides a certificate that entitles a discount on car insurance pre-

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Gluten Free 101 The Central Connecticut Celiac Group has scheduled a chat group, Gluten Free 101 for Monday, March 25, at 7

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Boys hoop team shook off slow start this winter, turned in memorable campaign By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The Berlin High School boys basketball team was known to pull a rabbit from its hat on occasion this winter. This past weekend, the Redcoats’ luck ran out. Before a raucous, packed house crowd Saturday night, No. 6 Enfield, the host team, downed No. 19 Berlin, 53-40, in the quarterfinal round of the CIAC Class M state tournament. The usually deft shooting Redcoats were ice cold in this one. Sophomore star Brendon Vessichio was held

scoreless, and just one Berlin guy — Darren Gilbert — hit for double-figures. Gilbert netted 19 points, but 12 of those came in the fourth quarter with Enfield well in control. “Not taking anything away from Enfield, they’re a very good basketball team – very athletic, very aggressive. They’re the six seed for a reason. Unfortunately, we just didn’t bring it tonight,” said BHS assistant coach Joe Serfass. “We couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean, and Enfield shot lights out. It just wasn’t our night tonight.” Serfass had the reins of the team in Enfield. Coach

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Dominick Nuzzo, pictured, and the BHS boys basketball team rolled up a record of 13-10 this winter.

Mike Veneziano was serving a one-game suspension for being ejected in Berlin’s second-round win. Berlin bested No. 14 Prince Tech, 73-66, in the opening round, stunned No. 3 Bethel, 57-56, in Round 2, and capped its 2012-13 campaign with a mark of 13-10. The Redcoats started the year 1-5. “I would have never bet we’d be in the quarterfinal game,” said Serfass. “Our seniors responded. Coach challenged them when we were down, and they stepped up and turned this into a fantastic season.” Along with Gilbert, the Redcoats say goodbye to Tyler Bouchard, Tyler Stritch, Jeff Sylvester, Nick Tara and Blake Haskins. Paul Lima drained four 3pointers – including three in the first quarter – and finished with 19 points for Enfield (20-3), which earned a semifinal round date with No. 23 Weston. In the quarterfinal matchup, Berlin had the size advantage, while Enfield boasted superior speed. “We knew we were going to have to convert on offense because if (Berlin) did get a lead they’d be able to slow it down, especially with their size advantage,” said Enfield coach Cory O’Connell. “But we knew if we got a lead they wouldn’t be able to do that, and they’d have to pick up the pace, and that probably went in our favor – the faster pace.” Berlin trailed by as much as seven in the opening quarter, and was held scoreless for the first 4:54 of game. Mercifully, Enfield struggled from the field as well at the outset, and thanks to back-to-back buckets by Bouchard (9 points), the Redcoats headed into the second See Boys, page 23

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Ashley Malloy, pictured, and the BHS girls basketball Class of 2013, compiled quite a resume on the court.

Coach King: Seniors left impressive legacy By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen The Lady Redcoat basketball Class of 2013 was unable to bring home the holy grail of high school athletics – a state championship – but the group certainly pieced together an enviable resume. During the past four years, the BHS girls hoop program played in four quarterfinal and two semifinal round state tournament games and claimed the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship each year from 2011 to 2013. Incredibly, the Lady Redcoats have not lost a CCC South game since Jan. 2011. “They certainly gave us four good years,” Berlin

coach Sheila King said of the current seniors: Kailene Rampone, Brittany Nemphos, Paige Young, Demis Christodlous, Courtney Trzasko and Ashley Malloy. “To lose a chunk of players like that all at once will be difficult, but they’ve left their legacy and we’ll continue to build on it. “These seniors picked up where another great group of seniors left off. So we’ll carry on.” The locals have some holes to fill, however — Rampone, Young, Trzasko and Malloy were starters. Guards/forwards Rampone and Malloy were the team’s leading scorers, netting 11.2 and 11.1 pointsper-game, respectively. See Coach, page 21


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Entering the Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame in the spring will be BHS athletes Wilfred R. Guite (Class of 1938), Charles Vigra (1948), Todd Marble (1977), Jon Veneziano (1989), Tony Santoro (1991), Jason Maule (1995), Amanda Rival (1997) and Anthony Reynolds (1999). Also, BHS baseball coach Leo Veleas will be enshrined, as will Arthur Powers Sr., in recognition of his contributions to sports in town. The BHS team being highlighted this year is the 1986 softball squad. This week The Citizen takes a look at the accomplishments of Veleas and the contributions of Powers.

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University where he was a two-year captain of the wrestling team and was named the most valuable wrestler as a Powers sophomore and senior. Also, Powers was vice president of his class. Powers went on to become the first selectman/mayor of Berlin, and held that post from 1959 to 1979. During his tenure, Griswold Elementary School, Hubbard Elementary School and McGee Middle School were constructed. Also, Berlin High School was renovated with the construction of an addition. Powers was instrumental in obtaining funding for more than 1,500 acres of


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Rampone drained a teambest 44 3-pointers, while Malloy led the locals with 65 steals. A 5-foot-10 forward, Young averaged 9.3 points and tallied a team-high 225 rebounds, 69 assists and 28 blocks. Trzasko did her part as well. The forward/guard was good for 7.8 points-per-game and collected 96 rebounds. Nemphos and Christodlous saw limited action, but were invaluable team members. “Demis is just a phenomenal young lady who worked hard for four years and understood her role,” said King. “She earned the respect of all her teammates and represented our team and what we stand for.” King said much the same of Nemphos, who battled injuries for two years. “She did everything she could for the team.” Berlin also is losing Giorgia Rossetto, an exchange student from Italy. Still, the Lady Redcoats will return a solid core of players next season, including current junior Alicia Maule, a starting guard, who averaged 8.2 points this year. Berlin also is counting on junior Brittany Sullivan, and sophomores Abbie Underwood, Sam Bilinsky, Alyssa Germano and Kelsie Anderson to help keep the locals formidable. King spoke about Berlin’s ability to produce winning teams year after year. “I think what allows us to do that is the seniors who leave us each year leave their mark, and the kids coming be-

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New Construction - 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths with 2 car garage in established neighborhood. Still time to work with the builder! Dir: Farmington Ave. to Grand View to Tower to Treasure.

KENSINGTON Spectacular 1 of a kind Reproduction Cape. Professionally landscaped yard..Great home for entertaining. Featured in Yankee Magazine..3 bdrms., 2 full bths. Fantastic family room w/cath. ceiling. Security system. Oversized custom deck. Fantastic 4 car garage. $349,900. Dennis Phaneuf 944-0282.

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BERLIN Beautiful 4 BR., 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.




53 CINDY LANE, BERLIN Location, location! Cute Ranch sitting on a beautiful piece of property. Updated bathroom and kitchen, family room overlooking back yard. Utility room can be returned to the 3rd bathroom. $239,000. DIR: Lower Lane to Cindy Lane. Laura Zarotney 860-543-0154.

BERLIN Cape style home in great Condition, newer roof, furnace, driveway, gas heat, hardwood floors, newer kitchen, 3 bedrooms, family room with fireplace, walk-in closets, enclosed sun porch, nice location. $279,900. Annie Gura 860-830-5236.

NEW BRITAIN Large 2 BR 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. $59,500. Kathy Bialek 205-3351.

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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. Singles event - Social Connections, a social club for singles, has scheduled a singles happy hour event for Friday, March 15, at 5 p.m., at the Hawthorne Inn, 2421 Berlin Tnpk. No charge. For more information, call Gail at (860) 582-8229.



Dinner dance - American Legion Post 68 Ladies Auxiliary has scheduled a St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance for Saturday, March 16, from 6 midnight, at the American Legion hall. Dinner includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and Irish soda bread. The event also features, music, dancing and a raffle. Charity donation will benefit Friend of Berlin Animal Control.



Garden seminar Stonehedge Garden Center, 1616 Willard Ave., Newington, has scheduled a free garden seminar for Sunday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m. Linda Olson, Connecticut Advanced Master Gardener, is scheduled to speak about vegetable gardening. For more information and to reserve a seat, call (860) 6671158.



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. The pasta supper scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, welcomes the BHS girls basketball team. For more information, See Calendar, next page


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new technology education building completed and plans Continued from page 1 to begin the installation of documents and receive au- under slab utilities. “It’s a sense of relief to acthorization to go out to bid Phase II before the end of tually see construction movMarch. The final budget will ing forward. I think that’s be determined after the Phase been the biggest issue over II bids are completed. Salina the last year,” Salina said. “I think most people look said the abatement phase is scheduled to begin this sum- at the project as if they were renovating their own home,” mer. According to the monthly he added. “When you’re utisummary report, work on lizing tax payers’ dollars and Phase I has progressed with public funds, there are numost of the site utilities com- merous checks and balances pleted or in progress, and sub- that one has to go through mittals (material, product from architectural reviews to and sample data) are being state reviews and approval of processed as they arrive on the plan. It takes a lot more all facets of the Phase I build- time than what people can ing. The construction team imagine, so to actually have also plans to have the majori- the shovel in the ground is a ty of the foundation for the nice thing.”


Roof Continued from page 10 initial inspection by Jacunski Humes. In the same report, it stated no active leaks were found in the 1990 section, but the roof was recommended to be replaced based on its life expectancy. The document states “it is in the best interest of the town for this section of the roof to be replaced at this time as well,” in order to save the town money in the future. According to an evaluation report by Jacunski Humes, water ponding was visible on many of the roof areas due to

Library Continued from page 14

Fame Continued from page 19

named Man of the Year by the New England College Conference Wrestling Association, and was elected to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Powers has served as president and moderator of the Berlin Congregational Church for several years, and in 2011 the Arthur B. Powers Municipal Complex was dedicated in his honor.

Powers is actively involved in the Powers-BollesHoulihan-Hartline Insurance Agency in Berlin and has five children, Arthur B. Powers Jr., Juliann Collazo, Martha Grace Shore, Christopher Powers and Rebecca Tibball, and four grandchildren. The Hall of Fame induction dinner is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. For ticket information, contact Diane Egazarian at (860) 402-1169 or e-mail

a three-point play, but that would be the locals’ best moContinued from page 18 ment of the frame. Enfield rattled off the next 10 points period down just 10-9. to surge ahead by 17, and the Two quick hoops by Bouchard and Dante Vasi (4 Raiders led 38-23 with one pepoints) knotted the score at riod to go. Gilbert followed a Stritch 13 early in the second. The remainder of the (5 points) jumper with a trey quarter belonged to the as Berlin sliced its deficit to Raiders, however. The home 10 early in the fourth, but Enteam outscored Berlin 13-5 field kept coming. “I told the young guys in the rest of the period and the locker room: ‘Hopefully owned a 26-18 halftime lead, The third quarter started this feeling stings, and you out well enough for the Red- can carry it over into next coats as Bouchard converted year,” said Serfass.


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armies and leaders, weapons and tactics. To reserve a seat, call the library at (860) 8287125. Author Kristan Higgins Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Higgins is scheduled to discuss her book, “The best Man.” To register, call the library at (860) 828-7125. Income Tax Assistance Tuesdays through April 9. Tax Aide is a free program, providing income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of

Calendar Continued from page 22 call (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m. 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, (860) 8288693. Boy Scout Troop 44 Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., at

poor drainage patterns. “A clear sign of poor drainage is the moss growth on the north side of the cafeteria,” the evaluation states. “Asphalt, which is the waterproof component of the built up roofing, is migrating to the surface. The exposed asphalt is showing signs of ‘alligatoring,’ which is a process of volatile components escaping from the asphalt, diminishing its waterproofing characteristics.” In the Board of Education’s statement of need, the conclusion states, “A total replacement of the Emma Hart Willard Elementary School roof is critical in order to

provide for a safe and appropriate learning and community environment as well as to protect this town asset and investment.” The project will include the installation of a new 30year EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber) roofing system, replacement of all gutters as applicable, testing and cleaning of all roof drains, masonry restoration and caulking, inspection of the roof deck and replacement of problem areas, and asbestos removal and disposal. The project will be scheduled to take place and be completed while school is not in session.

all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. To schedule an appointment, call the library at (860) 8287125. 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 Library Leprechaun Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. Follow the clues to find 10 lucky four-leaf clovers that the library leprechaun has hidden around the li-

brary’s children’s department. Drop-in for children of all ages. 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 March 11 is pet stories, cats, dogs and more.

Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call the troop committee chair at (860) 829-1832. Blood drive - The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Tuesday, March 12, from 1 to 5:45 p.m., in the St. Paul Church hall. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit TOPS - TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, a non-profit, weight loss organization, is scheduled to meet Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Cromwell Town Hall, 41 West St., second floor, Suite 219. For more information, call Betty Waters at (860) 635-7020.

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Hypnotist - The Dan Larosa Hyponist Show fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., at Berlin High School/ Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds benefit Berlin High School chapter of the National Honor Society. Garden Club - The Kensington Garden Club is scheduled to meet, Thursday, March 21, at 6:45 p.m., at the Community Center. Steve Silk is scheduled to present “The Crazy MixedUp Border.” The program is free, the public is welcome. For more information, call Debbie at (860) 828-5187 or visit


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MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1 1/2 baths, new carpet, new paint, garage with storage space, c/a, end unit, new appliances. $1175. (860) 620-9658

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


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


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

MERIDEN 3BR House for Rent DR, LR, Off St. Parking. Available Now, No Pets! $1150/Month. Call 203-631-5848

MERIDEN 2 BR 1st Flr Walk Up front Ramp. Off St. Park. W/D Hookups in basement. No Pets. $850/mo. + utilities. Sec & Refs. Call (203) 631-0821 MERIDEN 2 BR Apts Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main St. $945-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Chino 203 935-6224 MERIDEN 2BR 1st Floor New Carpet, Fresh Paint w/ New Updates. $850/mo. + 1 mnth & Sec. Call (203) 687-2032 MERIDEN 3 BR 1st Flr LR DR w/ very Lrg Master BR. Off St. Parking. Stove & Refrig, 1mnth & sec. $1000/mo. 203-687-2032 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 MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $525. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Fully Furnished, Central Location. 1BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $675/ mo. Lease & Sec. Deposit Required. No pets. Call (203) 235-2372


W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

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



MERIDEN 1 Bedroom For information contact John at 203-715-9200 or

BOBCAT SERVICE Driveways, Walks, Roofs and Decks. Lowest Rates. (203) 537-0364 Reg #558927


MERIDEN 1, 2, 3, & 4 BRs Starting at $580/mo. West Side - CLEAN Sec & Refs a must! Off St Parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! (203) 537-6137

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

MERIDEN Spacious 2 BR, 5 Room, 1st Fl Apt. New kitchen & Paint. Located in Bradley Park Section of Meriden. Call Doug for information 203 235-0840 MERIDEN Studio Apt for rent $600/mo. & 3BR Apt. on 157 Broad St. Asking 1100/mo. Call 203-903-6413 or 203-440-2213 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Apt .Clean w/ New Carpet & Paint. Quiet Neighborhood. Water & Garbage incl. $900-$950/mo. Refs & Credit Chk Req. 203-464-0766 WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor, 4 RM, 2 BR North Main St Victorian. Credit Check Req. $1000/mo. + 2 month sec. No smoking. No pets. Avail 5/01. 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD 5 + Rooms Stove & Refrig. $950/mo. Also 2 BR $875/mo. Call (203) 213-6175 WALLINGFORD Studio Apt 1st Flr. Stove & Refrig, HW Flr, Private Yard & Driveway. Newly Decorated, Nice Area. Avali 4/01 $650 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD- 2 BR Large Kitchen, Off-Street Parking, 104 Meadow St., $975 Includes Heat, HW, Electric. Available Now 203 530-1840 WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

ROOMS FOR RENT BERLIN. Fully furnished effic in downtown. Heat, ac, hw, elec, cable. $175/wk. 860-977-4000 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

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



Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Weey On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

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

MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms, 3rd Fl. 5 Rooms, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $900 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/ Daily/ Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333



Thursday, March 14, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT ONE Bay Garage for Rent 10’ Overhead Doors. Yalesville Area. Call (203) 641-4746 ONE Bay Garage for Rent 10’ Overhead Doors. Yalesville Area. Call (203) 641-4746



This 16-hour a week position provides key organizational support for the weekly newspapers, including collection and management of content for websites, social media and print editions. Works closely with editors on all aspects of content development and the production process.

CAREGIVER PT Exp w/all toiletries. Driver’s lic & own car req. Serious inquiries only. Immediate hire. Call Jim 203-265-5697 CDL DRIVER - Looking for Com. Driver. Outdoor wk. Experience in landscaping a plus. Full Training Available. Please Call Valerie @ 203 284-0707 or email res. to

Ability to process content such as press releases, public meeting agendas, photos, freelance and other outside submissions for use on all platforms. Excellent writing and copy editing skills, as well as basic reporting skills. Ability to work to deadlines. Demonstrated proficiency with computer systems and social media is necessary. Journalism or communications degree or related experience is preferred and clerical/administrative experience a plus. RECORDisJOURNAL

WANTED TO RENT CT PP2, G8 or P2 STUDIO, In-law apt or room w/bath in private residence. Semi-retired prof. woman, willing to do handy work around the house. Non smoker. Please Call Sissy 860 308-4756


Licensed Process and Mechanical Journeyperson Immediate Positions available Experienced with Stainless Steel Piping in the Food and Beverage lndustry preferred but not necessary. Project in the Hartford CT area. All Work is inside under Roof and on concrete. Project duration is Mid-March thru June (opportunity on other projects after June) 20 - 30 hours of overtime a week available. EOE/ Drug Free Workplace email resume to

MERIDEN-Well maintained ranch on a quiet st. This home features 6 rooms, 3BRs, kitchen, LR & DR. 1.5 Bas, 2 fireplaces plus 1 car gar set on a nice lot. $155,900. Call Sue Farone for details 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD-$299,900. Elegant, spacious, unique. Enjoy one of the largest units in one of the most prestigious complexes in town. Library w/ wbar, cedar closet in basement, beday in mba, cair + more. Call Roy Haynes 203265-5618

Immediate Openings Large Direct-Mail Company has immediate openings for full and part time telephone representatives in their inbound call center. Candidates should have a clear speaking voice, typing and computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. The rate is $10.00 per hour. Apply in person to Speed Staffing LLC located at 500 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 pm. Resumes may be emailed to Faxed to 203-379-0965 Or telephone Speed Staffing at 203-379-0390 WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR: Pickers/Packers In our Warehouse $8.25/hr Assemblers - $8.50/hr Solderers - $9/hr and Light Housekeeping - $8.25/hr

Delivery Driver The Record-Journal Circulation Department Is in need of an early morning employee to assist in staging newspapers at our distribution depot and making deliveries to our customers. Hours are 2:00am - 8:30am Wednesday through Sunday. Reliable vehicle and ability to read a map needed


Apply in person at Record-Journal 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT during normal business hours

Full Time Garden Center Sales

MERIDEN-$175,000. Immaculate end unit townhouse. 2 Bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, HW flrs, open fl plan, FP, Cair, 1C garage. Call Al Criscuolo 203265-5618

Full Time Customer Service/ Nursery Sales position available at a growing garden center, nursery and pet supplies retail store. Seeking upbeat, energetic, customer oriented plant lover. Position includes sales, merchandising, stocking and plant care in nursery yard and showroom. Prior retail & nursery experience a plus. Benefits (insurance, vacation, sick & holiday pay, retirement plan) provided. Apply in person at: Agway of Southington 1198 Queen Street Southington, CT 06489


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, BOS025769B 1 2013 Southington or Cheshire NCAPONE Be the first to get on the list to contract a route

Olivia Lawrence, News Editor 203-235-1661 ext. 2258

Please call Record-Journal Circulation

or email resume to:

(203) 634-3933

CNA Record Journal 3.4.13


CDL Drivers, Laborers & Operators. Experienced. Apply 8am-4:30. La Rosa Construction, 1400 Old North Colony Rd., Meriden or email resume AA/EOE DRIVER. Local lumber company looking for CDL driver for building product deliveries and to load and unload trucks. Valid CDL license and forklift exp required. Boom truck experience a plus. Please apply in person at Lyon & Billard Lumber, 38 Gypsy Lane, Meriden. FULL Time Receptionist for busy & friendly veterinary hospital in Cheshire. Veterinary experience preferable. Please Fax Resume to Sandbank Veterinary Hospital: 203-439-9136 GRAND OPENING! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. Full Company Training FT & PT WorkAvailable CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES SERVICE PACKING GENERAL LABOR ENTRY LEVEL WORK $240-$550/Week Start Immediately 860 329-0326 GRAND OPENING! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. Full Company Training FT & PT WorkAvailable CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES SERVICE PACKING GENERAL LABOR ENTRY LEVEL WORK $240-$550/Week Start Immediately 860 329-0326 GRILL Cook and pizza maker. Must be exp’d. Apply in person Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St, Southington PARALEGAL. An established Meriden law firm seeks a paralegal to provide support services in personal injury and other matters. Experience in personal injury is a must. Please send your resume to Mahon, Quinn & Mahon, P.C., Attn: CPM, P.O. Box 2420, Meriden, CT 06450. Resumes can be emailed to


Customer Service Representative

If interested, 2.344 x 4” (4c please process)call:


WE ARE HIRING CNAS! CERTIFIED NURSE’S AIDES (CNA) The Masonicare Health Center, located in Wallingford, CT is currently recruiting for Certified Nursing Assistants. Benefitted opportunities are available on all shifts in various care settings: Sub-Acute Rehab, Dementia LTC, and Acute Psych, just to name a few. Per Diem opportunities also available.

NOW SCHEDULING INTERVIEWS! Apply today! If interested, please apply online at; email your resume to, or fax (203) 679-3052. Masonicare is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.


PART Time Teller Positions Available. Prior Banking or Cash Handling Experience Necessary. Must have a flexible schedule. Please send resume to: UBIFCU Human Resources Dept, Re: P/T Teller Position 120 Woodford Ave., Plainville, CT 06062. Or e-mail to

R-8 CT License Journeyperson or Equal License Immediate Positions available Preferred Experience in Installation of Conveyor and Equipment in the Food & Beverage Industry, but not necessary. Project Mid-March through June with 20 to 30 hours overtime a week available. All work is indoors. (opportunity on other projects after June). EOE/ Drug Free Workplace email resume to


INVESTIGATOR/POLICE OFFICER For private investigation work. Reply: PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455

Small Engine Repair PT position for rental equipment Job Requirement and Skills: * Applicant must have min 3 yrs exp in small engine service * Must have flexible hours *Extensive knowledge in repair & preventative maintenance of mowers, blowers, trimmers, chainsaws & other lawn and garden power equip. Some large equip knowledge also helpful. Please inquire in person Monday - Friday 8AM - 3PM. R.W. Hine Ace Hardware 231 Maple Ave., Cheshire 203 272 4463

GET PAID FOR TALKING TO PEOPLE We are expanding our family business and we are seeking a career minded individual who recognizes the difference between the grueling corporate world and a growth oriented locally owned and operated business. In other words, you can help shape the future for our business and yourself. We are open to new ideas and new ways. Our ideal candidate must understand the business community and can relate to small business owners one on one. You will need a pleasant professional manner and possess even better listening skills as well as a creative mind; be organized to a fault and are able to work alone or with others. A background in identifying, contacting and selling concepts is key to success. Knocking on doors must be ingrained in your mindset. Training will be provided. Experience in yellow pages or radio sales is preferred. In this new position you can chart your own direction. It all starts with sending us your resume. Please mail resume to: Record-Journal Box 29P 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 Or email resume to:

HELP WANTED MATURE And responsible caregivers are needed for hourly and live-in in-home non-medical care for elderly in the area. Applicants must have own car and driver’s license. Our caregivers are as valuable to us as our clients. Call Visiting Angels at 860-349-7016. PT Church Office, 10 Hrs, Computer Skills. Call Carol (860) 828-6471 or email:


THE Holiday Inn / Harry’s Sports Grill is currently seeking qualified and experienced servers, bartenders, banquet staff and housekeepers. Must be “Guest Service” oriented. Flexible schedule and weekends required. Full and Part time positions available. Apply in person at 201 Washington Ave, North Haven. No phone calls accepted.



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 14, 2013

SALE DATES: Thurs. Mar. 14 -Mar. 20, 2013 Thermal Crews Comp. $15

Super Premium Classic T Shirts Comp. $20 Comp. $40-$60

Your Choice





Specialty & Department Store Label


Luxurious Egyptian cotton, or cotton/spandex - solids or tipped

Waffle knit solids

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

Ocean State

OUTER BANKS® Men’s Polos

Better Knit Tees

Sheeting or Knit Capris

Comp. $15 & more



Comp. $20-$24

Your Choice



JUSTFABULOUS™ Ladies Fashion Shoes


All Weather Resin Wicker Set Rust resistant steel frames

Selection varies by store



Compare $40



Chatham 10’ x 12’

Hard top with mosquito netting.

Comp. $1399



Dover Hexagon 11’ x 12’x10”


Fold away glass bar & awning

Comp. $600





cushions sold separately






Comp. $374

Grove 10’x10’

includes mosquito netting




Pagoda 13’x13’


2999 25lb $ Signature Blend............... 23 20lb 50 Country Mix........................ 8






Zero Gravity Multi-Position Recliner Comp. $89


Comp. $40



3 oz - 5 oz Assorted SPFs

4 oz - SPF 30



Suncare Sprays & Lotions

4’x6’.......... 12 $ 5’x7’.......... 15 $ 6’x9’.......... 30 $

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Powerbrush Vacs with HEPA® Filters

SAVE 50 ea

Vigor® Upright or Vision® Canister

Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Broad Spectrum

Comp. $10.49

Ceramic Non-stick Fry Pans

NATURAL alternative to traditional non-stick coatings. Assorted colors

Premium All Purpose Copy Paper

5 Gallon Gas Can

Made in the USA Spillproof system

20 lb. Comp. $6.99




Soilite Premium Potting Soil 16 Qt

4 7



59”...............Comp. $40................................... 18 68”...............Comp. $40...................................$18 59”...............Comp. $50...................................$19 68”...............Comp. $50...................................$19

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Use as a footrest, seating or storage

15 3




30”x15”x15” Double




Premium Silicone Triple Edge Wiper Blades Comp. $7.99-8.99



Ortho Cuddler

28”x20”x8” Comp. $39.99

22”x24” Comp. $49.99





10’4” Quantum Sit In Kayak

Easy to maneuver & exceptional stability Adjustable back rest & removeable seat cushion Bow & stern hatches



Comp. $349.99

Stearns Sportsman’s Life Vest



Coast Guard approved

Comp. $25



2 Pc. Aluminum Kayak Paddle Comp. $100


16”x16”x16” Single


American Kennel Club®





*mfr suggested retail

Folding Storage Ottomans

3’x50’ Landscape Fabric

30” Plastic Lawn Rake





Comp. $549.99


40% OFF*




6’x8’ x 6’6” Greenhouse & Storage Shed Steel frame & waterproof cover protects plants & storage items Includes earth anchors

Landscape Fabric $ Anchor Staples 25 ct.......

Available in most stores

Available in most stores

Deluxe Flannel Lined - Black

Premium pvc



Cedar Mulch 2 cu. ft.

Flannel Lined - Green

• Superb quality grill covers





10 $ $20................................... 10 $ $20................................... 10 $ $25................................... 14



By Shelter Logic®


2.2 Cu. Ft. Canadian Peat Moss

Vinyl Covers

53”...............Comp. 59”...............Comp. 68”...............Comp. 80”...............Comp.

Comp. $50



Great Selection of Planters!

27”x30” Kettle Grill Comp. $9.................. $4 68” Std Comp. $12............................................$6

4 Shelf Greenhouse

Assembled size 63”


Selection varies by store

1 Gallon Gas Can............

Grill Covers




9.99 14.99

For lawn repair or overseeding Available in most stores

Oldcastle Organic Garden Soil 1 cu. ft.

$ 8” Fry Pan Comp. $25............ 10” Fry Pan Comp. $30.....

Lawn Soil 1 cu. ft.


Comp. $119 Your Choice


Scotts Turf Builder®


Available in most stores

3 lb. Sun & Shade


Pelletized Lime 40 Lbs

Both with cyclonic technology, bagless vacuums

$ Remanufactured




5’x 8’ Rugs

7 6









3 lb. Showplace® Premium


Treats 5000 sq ft NOT AVAILABLE in MAINE

Treats 5000 sq ft

Your Choice

15 lb. Landscaper

Grass Seed

Up to $6 MFG Rebate Details in Store

Weed & Feed Fertilizer 30-0-3

Premium Outdoor Reversible Rugs

Wicker Settee Cushions..............$25 Wicker Chair Cushions................$12

24 Hour Grub Killer Plus

Treats 5000 sq ft

50” width, hardwood slats, cast iron frame

100% Polypropylene - Easy to clean!




Grubex® Season Long Grub Control

40 1988




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Park Bench

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Nationally Advertised Sunglasses

Many other styles Comp. 15............

Chaise Lounge

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Your Choice

Assorted colors

Fits most patio furniture. Selection varies by store


Famous Label

Resin Adirondack Chair

All Weather Outdoor Cushions


Jeans & Casual Pants


High back chairs, 55”x36” table


10 TOP Brands!





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50lb Black Oil Sunflower Seed............



Resort & Specialty Store Footwear

Comp. $200

Tee Shirts OR Shortsleeve Pigment Dyed Pocket Tee Shirt Comp. $10-$12 Your Choice



5pc. Resin Patio Set





Capacity 150lbs

8’6” Affinity Sit In Kayak Multi channel hull

Aluminum Kayak/ Canoe Rack Comp. $80


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


We warmly welcome


03-14-2013 The Berlin Citizen  

03-14-2013 The Berlin Citizen