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Volume 14 Number 41

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Challengers meet incumbents for campaign debate By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Jobs and education were the focus of a debate between candidates for state legislative office held at the BerlinPeck Memorial Library Oct. 5. Beyond those hot topics, a wide spectrum of interests were thrashed out by the four politicians before an audience of about 30 people, most of whom are part of the political arena. Republican Henry Zembko and Democratic state Sen. Donald DeFronzo are seeking to represent the 6th District which includes New

Britain, Berlin and parts of Farmington. Republican Jim Sargent is challenging Rep. Joe Aresimowicz in a campaign for District 30 votes; Berlin and Southington. “I don’t want to be considered a politician,” Zembko, a Realtor, said adding that the founding fathers were ordinary people, not career politicians. Zembko promised to fulfill his term, if elected, and to not serve more than two terms. Sargent, a teacher in Southington schools, promised to bring “a fresh perspective…new voices are

needed.” He said he will not serve more than two terms, if elected. A professional negotiator in his private sector job, Aresimowicz said there is nothing wrong with being a politician and that he liked the role. “I love helping people,” he said adding that most in local politics work hard and put a lot into serving their communities. DeFronzo, who has a degree in public administration, said “I work with people across the political spectrum.” See Debate, page 10

Pumpkin power

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Race fans converged on the Berlin fairgrounds Saturday for the second annual Plainville Stadium Reunion. Several cars that raced at the old quarter-mile track were on display that afternoon.

Big crowd for Plainville Stadium Reunion at fairgrounds By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

Bethany Covenant Church on Mill Street has once again set up a Pumpkin Patch market. Hundreds of varieties of pumpkin, squash and gourds are on display on the lawn next to the church and are for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Feed My Starving Children organization, a project in which the church has been a key participant.

Plainville Stadium has been closed for nearly 30 years, but for many, memories of Joe Tinty’s quartermile race track are very much alive. That was evident Saturday afternoon as some 500 folks came out to the Berlin fairgrounds for the second annual Plainville Stadium Reunion. “We’re busting at the seams over here. It’s great,” said Berlin Lions member Gary Bienkowski, who helped organize the Plainville Stadium Reunion. Cars that raced at Plainville Stadium, and memorabilia from the track’s heyday, were on display Saturday. Drivers that competed at Plainville Stadium were on hand as

well. Also, youth racers from the Nutmeg Kart Club showed their stuff on the fairground’s dirt track. Former Plainville Stadium drivers tried their luck at the go-karts as well. Bienkowski is not surprised the event was so well-attended. He indicated that area race fans of a certain age have an emotional attachment to Plainville Stadium, shuttered in 1981 after more than three decades in operation. “It was an arena of local heroes,” Bienkowski said. “They were the heroes of these people that have come out here.” And he includes himself in that group. Bienkowski started attending races at Plainville See Reunion, page 26


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 14, 2010

Berlin Briefs

Submission reminder

Special voter registration sessions are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m.

Calendar.................18 Marketplace............31 Faith .......................14 Health.....................20 Letters ....................16 Obituaries...............15 Opinion...................16 Real Estate ............30 Seniors ...................22 Sports.....................25

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Readers’ poll Here are The Berlin Citizen online poll results for last week. The question was: Who do you think is winning overall in the Blumenthal-McMahon debate? Linda, by far. 45% Dick, definitely. 39% It’s a draw. 5% I haven’t followed the race. 11% This week’s poll question asks: Have you ever taken the train from the Berlin station? Vote online at www.BerlinCitizen.com

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Thursday, October 14, 2010— The Berlin Citizen

Election 2010

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School board candidates state priorities for district

There are four candidates for Berlin’s Board of Education on the Nov. 2 ballot. There are four openings on the board. The top three votegetters will have full three year terms on the board and the fourth will serve out the two years left on former member Christopher Puzio’s term which expires in 2012. Puzio resigned in August.

The Citizen asked candidates to provide basic biographical information and to answer two questions: why you are running for the school board and what is the most important issue facing the school district over the next few years? Each responded in his or her own style and so there are slight differences in the format of their responses.

Cynthia Kobus, 33, is a candidate for the Board of Education. I am currently teaching at Eastern Connecticut State University in the Health and

those in my classroom, in my group or on my team. What finally lit the fire under me to do more was working at the university. Although it seems as if this would be irrelevant, I see college freshmen each semester come into the classroom unprepared. I am continually frustrated that none of them have written a research paper. Most of them lack skills that I consider essential for future success. It is not only academic skills that are lacking. They come in late, leave

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This week, The Citizen features two candidates who are not incumbents: John Richards, who previously served on the board; and Cynthia Kobus who is a firsttime candidate for the position. Next week incumbents Julie Erickson and Kathleen O’Donnell-Moss will be featured.

Physical Education Department. I spent four years teaching in the Hartford p u b l i c schools as Kobus well as coaching soccer, softball and tennis. My education includes an undergraduate degree in health and physical Education and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I’m married to David Kobus and the proud mother of two children, Emily, 6 and Michael, 4. In my mind, why I am running and what the issues are go hand in hand. I have always worked with or for kids. There is something in me that has steered me into positions that allow me to work with or care for children. From babysitting to being a camp counselor to teaching and coaching, I have always had a desire help children develop to their full potential. Although each of these ventures has provided me with numerous opportunities to touch a child’s life, I have always felt frustrated that I could not do more. This would be a chance for me to do more; to share my ideas and experiences in order to improve education for all students, not only

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Council OKs purchase of Farmington Avenue properties for police station By Susan Kondracki Special to The Citizen

Although several locations were discussed, the Town Council voted unanimously to move forward in acquiring properties at 903 and 913 Farmington Avenue for the purpose of building a new Berlin Police Department. The vote took place, at the

Oct. 5 council meeting, after the panel heard objections from some residents. “My question to the council is why other locations weren’t looked at such as the Saturn building or the Knights of Columbus building?” asked Rich Rampone, a resident and member of the Board of Police Commissioners. “The citizens of Berlin are paying for the up-

keep of the building and losing tax dollars because it has literally gone to the dogs.” Rampone said the Knights’ building is currently used for dog training, wrestling, and cheerleading classes. Furthermore, the site would be a beneficial location because of its close proximity to Town Hall and because it wouldn’t disrupt the neighborhood.

Resident John Kilian agreed and said the Knights of Columbus building would better suit the needs of the taxpayers. Buying the Farmington Avenue site would cost the town another two to three million dollars. “When we buy something, we should be using it,” Kilian said in reference to the Knights of Columbus build-

ing. Mayor Adam Salina assured residents that the Saturn building and Knights of Columbus building, as well as other locations, were considered for the new police station. However, the Farmington Avenue properties, formerly the location of

See Council, page 24

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Fall at the fair This craft contest, in the youth hall, asked participants to “construct a funny pet using a potato.” Lily Matassa, 4, and Patrick Matassa, 5, went with a Halloween theme and made ghostly potato heads.

The pumpkin patch: Chris Fasciano won first prize for the largest pumpkin. This specimen weighed in at 463.5 pounds.

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Candidates Continued from page 3

can think critically and make quality decisions. It is the job of the BOE to prepare them by insuring that quality instruction and leadership are before them, including each school’s administrative team, the certified teaching staff, and the other sup-

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early, text message during class, the list goes on. These students come from towns just like ours. This is not an isolated problem, it is everywhere. We like to think that those are not our kids. I am telling you that I am seeing it every time I walk into my classroom. Something has gone wrong in education and it needs to be fixed. Am I naïve enough to think I can walk in and fix everything? Of course not, but it needs to start somewhere. What is naïve is to think that there is a quick fix. There is no one thing that is going to help. It is a concerted effort by a group of well intentioned individuals that can look at things objectively and make changes that will help our students reach their full potential. It is ensuring that we have a solid curriculum that is delivered by competent teachers in suitable facilities. It is being adamant that we will not accept anything but the best performance and behavior from not only our students but our teachers and administrators as well. It is not forgetting that education is not “free” and that thousands of people in this town are investing in our schools and trusting us to make the right decisions with their money. I am really hoping to be a productive member of the Board of Education so that all of our students get the most out of the education that the taxpayer provides. John M. Richards, 56, is a candidate the Board of Education. He is Director of Finance and Actuarial Operations at Travelers Insurance. His previous experience includes four terms, a total of 11 years, on the Board of Education. He provided the following answers to The Citizen’s questions. The challenges facing public education are many, and complex. To run for the Board of Education, I bring my passion for the growth and development of Berlin’s children along with my energy and analytical skills. I am not a stranger to the issues facing education, and our

town’s situation relative to the goals established by state and federal authority. The Board of Education Richards needs to support the superintendent and his administration by developing and implementing plans that address the standards for literacy, numeracy, and social skills our children will need to have mastered to live and work successfully. To accomplish this, the BOE should be prepared to address the following issues: value, and provide metrics to measure, student progress; hire, develop, and retain the best teachers available; develop a long range plan for facility needs and usage so our schools are a community resource and create a positive and safe learning environment for students and staff; share information with, and gather feedback from, the community. Education of the youth of Berlin is an essential task to meet the needs of our community. We only get one chance to do it right, and need to be as effective and efficient as possible. With the advent of technology, today’s workplace is truly global. We must prepare our children beyond the basics, so they


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Fired over meatball sub, former cook settles with town By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

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boss (Prosinski) beforehand about the transaction. According to Audette’s termination letter from Bard: “You admitted that you did take two sub sandwiches despite the provision in the policy that clearly prohibits the purchase of individual ready-to-eat items.” In addition, Audette paid cash, when she paid $2 for two sandwiches and that also is not allowed by policy. The letter stated that she’d exhibited a “blatant disregard for your responsibilities as the manager.” Bard wrote: “You in fact paid only $2, the price of one sandwich, rather than paying the price for two sandwiches” and then misrepresented the facts in the e-mail to Prosinski. “Your failure to pay for both sandwiches constitutes theft.” In the earlier interview, Audette said she took responsibility for an error in judgement, however, the incident had “been blown out of proportion.” Furthermore, she did not receive a written warning, verbal warning or any other discipline before termination.

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thority which included first filing a grievance with the district’s director of business operations. After this was denied, the issue went to the superintendent and ended up with the Board of Education. Audette did eventually seek the services of a lawyer and, eventually, the case went to the Department of Labor. “I just want to say ‘thank you’ to the people who supported me through this,” Audette said. “The support was overwhelming, I heard from well-wishers from Vermont to Florida.” According to the terms of the July 29 settlement, she cannot comment on any specifics. “I settled with the town. It’s settled and over.” School officials and the town’s Human Resouces Director Denise Bard did not respond to The Citizen’s requests for comment. In an interview last winter, Audette said there were two sandwiches, which were going to be thrown out, and she bought them at half price — and that she e-mailed her

The Berlin Lions wants to help homeless veterans and they need your help. Connecticut has had the largest military call-up since World War II, and many returning veterans are out of work and living in shelters. The Berlin Lions Club is asking everyone in the Connecticut communities to help the homeless veterans of Connecticut by contributing new or cleaned serviceable winter clothing (coats, jackets, winter hats and gloves). You can help by contributing winter clothing. New or cleaned, serviceable clothing can be dropped off at Kensington Auto Service, Ltd. 89 Harding St. For more information, contact Lion Richard Miller at richard.w.miller1@sbcglobal.net or Lion Lenny Tubbs at kensingtonauto1@sbcglobal.net.


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Candidates Continued from page 7 what may be the best way to access to your ideas and views. In today’s age of instant access to information, it is imperative that the community be engaged and informed regarding the school district’s plans for our children, and our schools. In addition to being personally accessible, the BOE has put its meetings on TV and the BOE

web site is being improved. These provide sources of information on the goals and initiatives the district has developed. The BOE needs to combat the feeling that, “I’m busy and do not have time to get involved” using public forums, office hours, or accepting offers to visit local organizations. The world and education are much different than when many of us went to school. I ask for your vote, and support, to return me to

the Board of Education, where you have trusted me to serve in this community’s best interests for 11 years. I promise to listen and ask the

right questions to insure continuous improvement is the focus of our district. It is essential that we move forward together to prepare our

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State Rep. Catherine Abercrombie was in the audience but was not part of the debate as she is running unopposed. Randall Miller moderated the League of Women Voters New Britain Area debate cosponsored by the New Britain Herald. On many points, candidates agreed with one another. Aresimowicz said “Jobs are No. 1….people want to work” and need quality jobs

with benefits. DeFronzo echoed that priority. “Jobs are a fundamental issue.” Without people working, there will not be the funding to support programs that are needed, he said. Zembko said Connecticut needs to do more to create jobs as it’s among “the most unfriendly states for business.” Sargent said more needs to be done to improve public schools and that there “has been a failure at the state level” to figure out a better formula for educational cost sharing. Aresimowicz talked about

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Candidates for state legislature applaud the audience and organizers at an Oct. 5 debate at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. finding ways to close the gaps in the state budget. He said streamlining services is one area that needs to be explored further. For example, there is a Department of Education and a Department of Higher Education. “Do we really need both?” he asked. The candidates agreed that the budget should not be balanced by borrowing. Sargent suggested that some services, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles,

should be privatized. “We need a more sincere, less political approach to the budget,” he said. DeFronzo said getting people back to work, which will improve the revenue side of the budget, is a better way to improve the fiscal picture than making deeper cuts. He said “we need to go back to state employees and ask for concessions” in addition to ones already made. “We need to bring in the union rank

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during parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28 and as follows: Monday, Oct. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Proceeds from the book fair benefits classroom resources and supports school projects at McGee Middle School. Casino Bus Trip The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Night Grad-

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Obituaries

Stella Kobela

Stella (Kotyk) Kobela, 90, of New Britain, widow of Andrew Kobela, died Oct. 4, 2010 at Hartford Hospital. A lifelong New Britain resident, she was a member of St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in New Britain; and was a member of St. Olga Sisterhood, the Mothers Club and a member of the choir at the church. Surviving are two daughters, Andrea Kobela of New Britain and Glorya Simoa and her husband James, also of New Britain; two sisters, Katherine Kereleja of Kensington and Elizabeth Cherpak and her husband George of Southington; a grandson, James M. Simoa Jr. of West Hartford; a great-granddaughter, Juliana Simoa;

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many nieces and nephews. Services were held Oct. 8, 2010 at St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, New Britain. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the “Bundles for the Ukraine”, c/o St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church or to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain was in charge of arrangements.

George F. Vitali George F. Vitali, 85, of New Britain, died Oct. 6, 2010 at home. Born in New Britain and a lifelong resident he was the widower of Shirley Vitali. He retired after 40 years at Stanley Works. A World War II U.S. Army Veteran, he was awarded the Purple Heart, was a member of the VFW, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of the Stanley Tool Seniors, and a member of St Francis of Assisi Church. He is survived by his two daughters Karen Schmidt of

East Berlin and Lynn and her husband Richard Anderson of Winsted; his four grandchildren, Randy Schmidt, Dawn Marie Schmidt, Christopher Donais and Dale Donais; five great-grandchildren Randy Schmidt, Kyle Schmidt, Nathan Schmidt, Ashley Mary Curtiss and Steven George Curtiss; a sister Norma Evans of Plainville and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Oct. 8, 2010 from the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain with a Mass of Christian Burial at St Francis of Assisi Church, New Britain. Burial, with military honors, was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks 1 East 33rd Street 4th Floor New York, NY 10016. To send a condolence or light a candle, please visit www.Farrellfuneralhome.com.

Patricia Davis Patricia Fern (Davis) Davis, 82, of Berlin, the loving wife of The Rev. Charles “Chuck” Cole Davis, died Oct. 6, 2010 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain.

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Way to go

To the editor: I thought the readers would like to know the ending of a story The Berlin Citizen wrote in February of 2010. It was about the firing of Berlin High School’s head cook, Amy Audette. She had emailed her boss, Mr. Prosinski, of her intention of purchasing two grinders (destined for the garbage) for the sum of $2. After not receiving a reply, she bought them. The next day, she was fired. Now let’s see our tax dollars at work. The town had to pay a lawyer, plus Ms. Audette received a mutually agreeable settlement. All that money spent over $2 worth of garbage. I guess that means we have so much tax revenue – who cares how it is spent. Remember that next year at tax time.

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the effects that it has on humans, but, there are plenty of websites that you can check it out, such as: www.scientificamerican.com. My point is: When is Berlin going to get into the 21st Century, and start taking recycling a little more serious? Think of the future of our environment as well as the future of our children and also take a look at all the plastic floating the streets and our waterways. Now, go to CRRA’s website and take a look at all the plastics that now can be recycled. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. Paul Chester Editor’s note: Berlin is a member of the Tunxis Recycling Region. More information is available at www.tunxisrec ycling.org. The town is planning to publicize new recycling standards soon.

Way to go, Ms. Audette. MaryJane Mason Kensington

Get serious To the editor: Let’s get with the program, Berlin. Members of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority can now recycle plastics one through seven. This is a tremendous breakthrough for the people of Connecticut. Do you realize how much plastic is used in our lives? Do you realize how much plastic is thrown in our trash? Do you realize how toxic it is to burn plastics? It is bad, bad, bad, for the environment: Air, land, and water, and actually bad enough to change the sex of amphibious creatures by altering hormone levels from the toxins that leach out from plastics. I won’t get into

Government Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 14 Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission Town Hall Room 8, 7:30 p.m. Public Health Nursing Services, VNA, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 7 p.m. Youth Services Advisory Board, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 Economic Development, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m.

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Election 2010

Rhetoric won’t solve the problems we face By Donald DeFronzo (Donald DeFronzo is an incumbent state senator representing New Britian, Berlin and portions of Farmington. He is seeking re-election as a representative from the 6th District. The Citizen invited all c a n d i d a t e s, for state legDeFronzo islative office, who will represent Berlin, to submit a commentary in regards to their candidacies. The first to respond was Sen. DeFronzo.) Connecticut continues to face unparalleled fiscal problems — deficits, high unemployment and rising debt. In the face of these challenges, I have fought for a budget that cut unneeded spending, held the line on taxes and protected services for Connecticut’s elderly and disabled. These have been difficult choices, but ones necessary if we are to rebuild Connecticut’s battered economy

Letters policy — E-mail letters to news@theberlincitizen; mail to 979 Farmington Ave., Kensington, CT 06037 or fax to (860) 829-5733. — 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 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 for the following Thursday.

and protect the future of our state. As with any family or business, it is important for Connecticut to live within its means. The Governor and the Legislature have already reduced spending by hundreds of millions of dollars and it is likely the Legislature will have to cut even further. It is important to note however, that unlike a business, when the economy worsens and the demand for essential services increases i.e. unemployment compensation, food and shelter, the state cannot simply walk away from its responsibilities. We must also recognize that the deficit is tied to serious revenue shortfalls resulting from sharply declining income and sales tax receipts related to the national recession and high unemployment running at over 9 percent. Income tax revenue was down 27.3 percent in 2009 and 14 percent in 2010 while sales tax revenue declined by 8 percent and 6.3 percent respectively. That’s why putting Connecticut workers back to work should be our top priority. Accomplishing that goal would restore lost revenue and perhaps eliminate the need for new revenue or deep spending cuts. With unemployment in Connecticut at a modern high and long-term unemployment at a very high rate, state government needs to take aggressive steps to encourage job creation. These may include: - Financing for small and moderate sized businesses that have difficulty obtaining credit - Tax credits for the purchase of new equipment - Job creation tax credits - Expedited licensing or

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Reality politics — dancing with the candidates By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen There was a very interesting and informative debate in Berlin last week amongst the people running to represent you at the state level. The debate was just what one would hope for in a world gone hyperbolic. The candidates chatted with each other beforehand in a collegial way. The discussion was detailed without being overly wonky when it came to policy. All the candidates seemed likable, knowledgeable, and dedicated to making things better. Incumbents had passion and didn’t just phone it in. They seemed to care about their work and the people they served. Newcomers clearly had paid attention to the issues and were able to weigh in on topics such as en-

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permitting when needed - Continued phase out of the Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment property tax - Aggressive efforts to attract new business to Connecticut. The state may also, as I proposed in December of 2009, engage in a program of strategic capital investment in such important areas as the construction of clean water facilities, transportation infrastructure, higher education building, affordable housing, and energy conservation projects. Such a program would address the high unemployment rate in the construction industry (approximately 23 percent), create secondary employment opportunities and generate economic spin offs through

ergy, education, transportation, binding arbitration, absentee ballots and more. Your elected officials Sen. Donald DeFronzo and Rep. Joe Aresimowicz found time to be there; as did their respective challengers Henry Zembko and Jim Sargent. Rep. Cathy Abercrombie was there as well, although she didn’t participate as she’s running unopposed. The debate was in the library, it wasn’t on top of Lamentation Mountain or in Westport or some other inaccessible place. There was plenty of parking. The weather was nice. But gee whiz, for some reason or other, the general public didn’t come out to see it. The 30 or so people in the audience were either in the political realm, friends or family of the candidates, press or otherwise affiliated with the event. Maybe there

the economy. With historically low interest rates and a highly competitive construction industry generating bids well below estimated project costs, such state investment can create jobs now while allowing the state to make needed investments with a real cost savings today and in the future. Beyond these measures we may need to look at additional state spending cuts including: -Shrinking the size of government -Government reorganization measures -Reforms to structural budget issues including unfunded liabilities -Information and technology efficiencies -Reducing reliance on expensive contractors and consultants -State employee negotiations

were one or two “regular” residents out of the 20,000 who live here, but not many, that’s for sure. (OK, I know some of the 20,000 are babies or otherwise unable to participate, still, there are plenty who don’t have that excuse.) Maybe people would rather stay home to watch reality TV (that’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one) instead of taking advantage of the reality of democracy in action and dance with the candidates, so to speak. And where were all the people who complain on blogs? Here was a chance to ask an intelligent question and wait for a thoughtful answer. But no — what’s the fun in that? If democracy dies, I doubt it will be from an outside threat. It’ll be because nobody showed up. The debate was taped for cable TV,

-Reform of tax expenditures Vitally important also is the need to reduce Connecticut’s excessively high energy costs. Legislative initiatives have been blocked by the current administration, and it will be necessary for a new governor to help shape a consensus on cost reduction measures. The challenges are real and complex, and campaign slogans and rhetoric won’t solve the problems we face. Only by evaluating our position and by working on a bipartisan basis, can we, as a state, overcome the impediments to progress and put Connecticut back on the path to job growth and fiscal stability. I have worked hard to represent the interests of New Britain, Berlin and Farmington and I ask for your support in order to continue that work.

What’s your story? Does your club, civic organization, charitable cause, youth group, or church have a story it would like to share with our readers? Did your organization host an event, have an adventure, travel, do a good deed, celebrate a milestone? Here’s a chance to turn the spotlight on what’s going on in your corner of Berlin. All you have to do is tell us about your group’s activities, in 500 words or less, and send it along with a photo to news@theberlincitizen.com. Questions? Call (860)829-5720.

so there’s still a chance, for those who might be interested, to learn about the people who will lead us. But television doesn’t tell the whole story and there’s nothing like seeing a candidate in action and sizing him or her up for yourself. An audience can shape a debate as well. A big crowd, reacting to a candidate’s answers, groaning, or murmuring with approval, can create an atmosphere all its own. But, alas, that wasn’t the case Oct. 5. Too bad. Watching the debate, I felt optimistic that there are good, sincere people who want to be part of the solution. But unless you were there, or decide to check out the TV re-broadcast, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Election Letters to the Editor deadline All letters to the editor in regards to the Nov. 2 election must be received by Oct. 15 by 5 p.m. No letters on this topic will be published after Oct. 21.

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Saturday

Scarecrow and Fall Festival opening ceremony – The Parks and Recreation Department 6th annual Scarecrow and Fall Foliage opening ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. Berlin Upbeat will offer face painting, arts and crafts, games and more for children following the ceremony. BRTC Octoberfest — The Berlin Republican Town Committee has planned a German Octoberfest and silent auction for Saturday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the home of Kari and John Drost, 249 Southington Rd. Mark Boughton, candidate for lieutenant governor, is scheduled to speak. RSVP by Oct. 12. For more information and cost, call Kari at (860) 829-6739. Casino bus trip – The Berlin High School Class or 2011 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled a bus tip to Mohegan Sun for Saturday, Oct. 16. Bus leaves BHS at 5 p.m. to return approximately midnight. For more information and cost, contact Manny Germano at

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Tuesday

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Relay for Life open house – The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Berlin has scheduled an open house for Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kensington Fire House, 880 Farmington Ave. The meeting is intended to provide information, the roles of planning committees, team captains and teams. The 2011 Relay for Life event is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May, 22. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For more information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Boys Soccer – Berlin vs. Bristol Central at Bristol Central, 3:45 p.m. Girls Soccer – Berlin vs. Bristol at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Girls Swimming – Berlin vs. Newington at Newington, 3:45 p.m.

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Berlin Garden Club – The Berlin Garden Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Oct. 21 at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford. Lunch is at the Pond House at 12:30 p.m. Hostesses are Shirley Gerlat and Barbara Westman. Grand opening – The Lofts at Sherwood Falls, 10 Main St., has scheduled its grand opening for Thursday, Oct. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. Ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Obituaries Janet C. McCormack Janet C. (Minck) McCormack, 83, of Kensington, died Oct. 7, 2010, peacefully at home. Born on Dec. 6, 1926, in Danbury to Charles and Mary Ellen (Kelley) Minck, she lived in Kensington since 1962 and was the wife of the late William Patrick McCormack, who died March 3, 2005. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State University. She was a nurse for the City of Hartford and taught Health Science at Platt and Vinal Technical High Schools. She served on the board of the Berlin VNA and was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross during their annual blood drives and was a devoted UCONN Women’s basketball fan. She is survived by her six children and their spouses, Christopher and his wife Kelly McCormack of Kensington, Marguerite and her husband Nicholas Ferrigno of Tolland, Mary Ellen and her husband William Campbell of Farmington, William P. and his wife Julie McCorma-

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for Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the library. Friends of the Library program - The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library have scheduled Judy L. Mandel of Newington, author of 50 Ways to Take the Down Out of Downsized for Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. The book offers humor and advice for those in between jobs or looking in a new direction. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Girls Volleyball – Berlin vs. New Britain at New Britain, 5:30 p.m. Cross Country – CCC Divisional Meet at Wickham Park, 3:45 p.m.

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Medicare plan, and Health Net (United) Medicare plan. Participants must bring insurance card to receive their flu vaccination at no charge. The cost for all others is $25; a receipt will be provided upon request. Pneumonia shots are also available; the cost is $40. Only Medicare Part B and Anthem Medicare plans can be billed for pneumonia shots by CCHD. Participants are asked to wear short sleeves or loosesleeved clothes. For more information or to arrange for a home visit for totally homebound residents

of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, call (860) 721-2818.

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Bereavement support The bereavement support and recovery group was formed to support and give an outlet to those who have suffered a severe loss. It meets once a week and also offers phone and email support during other times when you need someone to listen or can be of help to someone. There is no fee and this is not a professional

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Meetings The Berlin AARP monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled to be a Pot Luck luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Senior Center. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share, hot cold, salad or dessert. The Chapter will furnish coffee and tea. Anyone not signed up must call Ann Gamelin at (860) 8286700. Food pantry donations AARP volunteers report

that some of the shelves in the food pantry are empty and many other items are in too short supply because of the increased needs for assistance by families in our Berlin towns. This can only be helped by an increase in donations from our citizens. When shopping for groceries please consider purchasing non-perishable items for donation. Store brands and sale items are the most affordable. At this time, coffee, cereals, fruit and mayonnaise in addition to

paper items are uppermost on the long request list. Donations can be dropped off at the next AARP meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center or any weekday at the food pantry on the rear lower level of the Town Hall building.

Flu shot clinic The Berlin VNA has scheduled a flu shot clinic for Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The clinic is open for Berlin residents over the age of 18. Tradition-

al Medicare, Aetna, Connecticare and Blue Cross insurance is accepted. (No Medicare HMO’s including Healthnet is accepted.) A fee is charge to those without insurance. Appointments are required. For more information, cost and to make an appointment, call (860) 828-7030 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Health clinics The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The schedule for October is as follows: Tuesday, Oct. 19 – 12:45 to 1:45 Glucose screening. Tuesday, Oct. 19 – 12:45 to 1:45 Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, Oct. 26 – 12:45 to 1:45 Blood pressure screening.

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Senior Bowling Results of the Berlin Strikette Bowling League from Oct. 5: High Triple: Irene Willametz, 463. High Single: Norma Flynn, 166. Norma Flynn, 16; Marie Kaczynski, 16; Alice Ming, 161; Irene Willametz, 161. Results of the Senior Bowling League from Oct. 8: Mike Koval, 209; Ferd Brochu, 198; Charles Snetro, 182; Ron Picard, 175; Walt Wallace, 175; Joe Sytulek, 170; Irene Willametz, 170; Chuck Leonhardt, 164; Paul

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Kensington Furniture, were better suited. “I don’t want people to think that other buildings were overlooked. Most were discussed in executive session and it was decided that the Farmington Avenue property was the best option,” Salina said. “After review, the purchase price is

$1.1 million. We can also make modifications to the current warehouse, which may cut costs.” Salina added that the council plans to use the Knights of Columbus building for future senior housing. After a 6-0 vote, Police Chief Paul Fitzgerald said the majority of the police commissioners support the council’s decision and many were in attendance at the meeting to show their sup-

port. During other business, the council approved the issue of $1,885,000 to the town for the McGee Middle School Roof Replacement Project which will occur simultaneously with the HVAC system replacement next summer. The entire project will replace 87,500 square feet of roofing and should not need to be replaced for another 20 years. Director of Public Works Art Simonian said doing the HVAC project and the roof project together made sense. “We wouldn’t want to replace the HVAC system and still have a leaky roof.” Simonian explained that the project is also cost efficient because the town may

be eligible for up to 47.1 percent reimbursement from the state. Some council members felt that previous proposals for the project were not very effective, but are pleased with the current proposal. “We have dealt with this problem piece by piece, but I feel this replacement proposal solves the entire problem,” said Deputy Mayor Steven Morelli. “It’s time to get things done,” said Councilor David Evans. “The work of the Public Works Department is much appreciated.”

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Boys soccer continues to roll By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Photo by Matt Leidemer

At the midway point of the regular season, the Berlin High School boys soccer team owned a record of 5-12. Berlin’s Mike Voelpel is pictured in action during a recent game against Bristol Eastern.

The already formidable Berlin High School boys soccer team got a surprise boost four games into the season. The surprise came in the form of private school transfer Joshua Jackson, a senior midfielder/forward. “The kid has definitely helped,” BHS coach Dave Francalangia said of Jackson, a lifelong Berlin resident. “He has blended in very well with what we had established already in terms of our team concept. He’s just another piece of the puzzle.” “He has great knowledge of the game,” Francalangia said. “Hopefully he’ll do some damage against some of the better teams we’re going to play.” Jackson netted a goal in Berlin’s 7-0 road win over Middletown last week. Jared Silverman pumped in four goals that day, while Kevin Stritch scored twice, and Connor Hilbie dished out three assists. The Redcoats improved to 4-1-2 with the victory. “The kids are in good spirits. The coaches

Harriers focused on championship meets By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

It’s championship meet time. The Berlin High School boys and girls cross country teams were slated to wrap up their regular season slates this week. Now the locals turn their attention to the Central Connecticut Conference championship race. The CCC mega-meet will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20 at picturesque Wickham Park in Manchester. BHS coach Steve Soucy pointed out that his boys and girls team are looking to accomplish different things that afternoon. “The CCC meet for us this year will be a tuneup race for the girls, but could prove to be very important for the boys,” he said. Soucy explained that, barring any major injuries or colossal upsets, the Lady Redcoats likely have third place wrapped up in the CCC South. Things are much more unsettled on the boys side, however.

If the Berlin boys were able to top Middletown on Tuesday, and then outrun Plainville at the CCC meet, they likely would earn a tie for second place with Plainville in the CCC South. As far as where his harriers hope to finish individually at the CCC championships, Soucy would not prognosticate. “We have really never put much stock in where they finish individually, as far a place goes,” he said. “It is nice when we can get a few medalist in a race, but we focus on our team time and team finish above all else.” “That being said, all of them will be running at the CCC race to try and attain a Top 14 spot for All-Conference points,” Soucy added. The BHS girls are paced by Kaylene Sylvain, Brittany Sullivan, Nikki Sylvain, Stef Parillo and Paige Young. The Berlin boys are led by Shaun Sullivan, Brendan McLarty, Will Cavedon and Matt Kall. The Berlin girls’ improvements this fall have been dramatic. The See Harriers, next page

are in good spirits,” Francalangia said following the Middletown game. “But we have to forget about what we’ve done and concentrate on the second half (of the season) moving forward.” Berlin keeper Kyle Kureczka allowed just five goals during the first seven games. Jackson, Silverman, Stritch and Kureczka, a team captain, are part of a strong and focused senior class. “The seniors have grown up tremendously, on and off the field,” Francalangia said. “The chemistry has been great, from the seniors all the way down to the freshman.” The 11th-year head man went on to shine a light on senior captains Alex Joslyn and Jimmy Nolan. Joslyn is a calming influence at midfield. “He does a nice job for us in terms of controlling the ball,” Francalangia said. “When we need to be patient, he tends to settle the game down.” Nolan, a utility player, has been a workhorse. “He makes up for his touch with his work ethic,” said Francalangia, who is comfortable putting Nolan just about anywhere

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Gridders withstand Bloomfield, improve to 4-0 By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen The Berlin High School football team last week found itself in a position it hadn’t been in in nearly a year — trailing. Bloomfield took a one touchdown lead over the Redcoats Friday night in a Central Connecticut Conference Division III tilt, but Berlin did the rest of the scoring to come away with a 12-6 road win. The Redcoats improved to 4-0 with the victory. Bloomfield dropped to 2-2. “Once we got behind, our philosophy is: we have to answer back,” BHS coach John Capodice said. “Thankfully, our offense was able to drive down and score.” Ras Morgan and Max DeLorenzo accounted for Berlin’s touchdowns against Bloomfield. Morgan put the locals on the board — and evened the score — in

the first quarter on a 24-yard TD run. DeLorenzo’s touchdown came in the second period on a pass from Tom Undercuffler, and proved to be the final points of the game. With the Redcoats clinging to a six-point lead late in regulation, the Berlin defense stopped Bloomfield on a fourth-and-short situation to preserve the victory. “Bloomfield was a fast, physical team,” Capodice said. “They put a lot of pressure on our defense, and the defense did a terrific job stepping up to the challenge.” Capodice also was pleased with the work turned in by his offensive line. “I loved the way our team competed on Friday night. It was the first 48-minute game, and the kids played terrific,” he said. “We have a great group of coaches and players. Our goal is to be 1-0 every week, and we will continue to prepare for each See Football, next page


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Stadium at 11 years old, and eventually worked on cars at the track. “I grew up at Plainville Stadium,” he said. “It was just kind of sad to see it go by the wayside.” Many local legends raced at Plainville Stadium, perhaps the most famous being Kensington Dave Alkas, a five-time stadium champion, and a member of the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame. “They were like movie stars,” Bienkowski said of the Plainville Stadium hot shots. Russ Truelove, now 85, raced at Plainville Stadium during the track’s early days. “It was dirt when they first made the track. Then they paved it. That’s when I ran there,” he said. Truelove, who lives in Wa-

terbury, pointed out that, back then, all kind of cars would race at Plainville Stadium. “Anything that ran,” he joked. Plainville Stadium racers would whip around the track in excess of 70 miles-perhour. That may not sound too fast, but on a quarter-mile oval — the size of a high school track — that is a dangerous speed to reach. The races were just part of what made Plainville Stadium special, however. With thousands of fans attending races each Saturday, going to the track was a social event; adults mingled, kids played. And then, of course, there were the famous Plainville Stadium French fries. “Plainville Stadium French fries — I miss those,” Southington resident Kevin Pierce said with a smile. “They were the best French fries going. I think the secret was the 14-year-old grease

they cooked them in.” Pierce began attending Plainville Stadium races in the early-70s, and didn’t stop until the venue closed. For a brief time he was co-owner of a car that raced at the track. Pierce recalls how accessible Plainville Stadium drivers and their crews were to fans. “It was an easy place to learn how to work on race cars,” he said. “After the races everybody pulled their haulers out into the parking lot. You just walked around, talked to drivers, got autographs.” “It’s definitely a blast from the past,” Pierce said of the Plainville Stadium Reunion. “It’s nice to see some of these cars I used to watch race every week.”

Wickham’s course,” the second-year coach said. “All of Continued from page 25 our major races are held there, so we made it a priority Lady Redcoats started the to work on areas that would season with a team time of help us on that course. We 2:03:29. Last week they have been in the weight room clocked a sizzling 1:54:17. “It three times a week this year is impossible to lower your trying to improve our team time that much without strength to help with the hills a great amount of work and at Wickham. We can definiteeffort from the entire team,” ly see that having an impact said Soucy. in the last few races. We were The BHS contingent will much stronger on the hills be joined at Wickham Park by and we were stronger at the several hundred runners rep- finish line than we had been resenting nearly 30 CCC in the past.” schools. Soucy believes his athletes will be unfazed by the large race field, and is confident his charges are ready to tackContinued from page 25 le the hilly Wickham Park course. of our opponents to reach our “We have focused our rungoals.” ning style trying to fit into Next up, the Redcoats hit the road Friday night to face Simsbury (1-3). Game time is 7 p.m.

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Michael and Kristen (Kalentkowski) Gauvin announce the birth of their son, Liam, on Sept. 3, 2010 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Liam’s maternal grandparents are Ed and Kathy Kalentkowski of Berlin. His paternal grandparents are Debra Gauvin of East Hartford and Frank and Kathy Gauvin of Putnam.

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The Parks and Recreation Department 6th annual Scarecrow and Fall Foliage opening ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. Berlin Upbeat will offer face painting, arts and crafts, games and more for children following the ceremony. The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the 6th annual Scarecrow and Fall Festival. Scarecrows will be displayed along Main Street and Farmington Avenue Saturday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 30. Deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 15. Scarecrows are judged in two categories, adult and children, with first, second and third place awards. Judging is scheduled after opening ceremonies on Saturday, Oct. 16 and winners will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 19. For more information, rules and cost, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 828-7009.

New York trip The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a bus trip to New York for Saturday, Dec. 11. Participants may see a show, meal, museum or shop on their own. The bus will leave the town hall parking lot at 8 a.m. to arrive in New York City, Rockefeller Center, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Bus will leave the city at 6 p.m. to arrive in Berlin at approximately 8:30 p.m. Deadline for registration is Friday, Nov. 12. For more information and cost, call (860) 828-7009 or visit www.town.berlin.ct.us.


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Obituaries Philip Ferraguto Philip Andrew Ferraguto, 75, of Kensi n g t o n , beloved husband of Elaine Q. (Ciacci) Feraguto for 49 years, died Oct. 7, 2010 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, after a short courageous battle with cancer. Born in Middletown, son of the late Dominic and the late Maria (Paci) Ferraguto, he graduated from Middletown High School in 1953, from Bryant College in 1955, served in the U.S. Navy for two years, and was employed at Liegot Community Insurance Agency (now John M. Glover Agency) for more than 40 years. He also worked in the pro shop at Timberlin Golf Course. He was a member of St. Paul Church, the Italian Political Independent Club, Timberlin Men’s Golf Club, the Health Club at the New Britain YMCA, New Britain Jaycees, and Berlin Zoning Commission where he was past president, an active volunteer with New Britain UNICO where he was past president and Man of the Year, and coach of Berlin Little League. His true passion in life was family and golf, and he always enjoyed playing a round of golf followed by the company of family and friends. He was also an avid New York sports fan and love to watch his Yankees, Giants, Knicks, and Rangers win. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David D. Ferraguto and his wife Kim and Philip A. Ferraguto and his wife Cyndi,

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all of Kensington; five grandchildren, Douglas, Jillian, Julia, Lauren, and Sophia, and many nieces, nephews and longtime close friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Michael Ferraguto, and five sisters, Ann Amara, Theresa Bombaci, Mary Gioella, Josephine Elliott, and Viola Ferraguto. Phil was truly loved by all. A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others. The family wishes to extend their many thanks to the nurses and personnel at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, and especially the 5C floor nurses and personnel for their outstanding care and compassion. Services were held Oct. 11, 2010 from Porter’s Funeral Home, Berlin, followed by a funeral liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial with full military honors was in South Burying Ground, Kensington. Memorial donations may be made to The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Wolfson Palliative Care Unit, 100 Grand Street, New Britain, CT 06050, attn: Development Office.

Thomas F. McMahon Thomas F. McMahon, 59, of Kensington died Oct. 8, 2010 at after a brief illness. Born in N e w Britain, the son of the late Patrick and the late Margaret Heath McMahon, he is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 39 years, Elaine Soucie McMahon; two

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beloved daughters and sonin-laws Jennifer and Mike Nielsen and April and Keith Waterhouse, and the reason for the twinkle in his Irish eyes, his granddaughters Emilee and Samantha Waterhouse. His is also survived by a brother Jim McMahon and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary McMahon and Ann and Ed Gromak; devoted sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae and Joe Cristaldi, Cindy and Nick Foligno, Donna and Chuck Balius, Donald and Debbie Soucie, and many loving nieces and nephews, and also leaves much-loved brothers and sisters at Kensington Fire-Rescue. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Brian, and brother-in-law Jerry. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1974, retired from the UConn Health Center after 35 years of dedicated service, and was currently employed as a Public Safety Officer for Hospitals of Central CT, and was Assistant Chief at the Kensington Fire Department where he served for 22 years. He was loved by all who knew him and we will miss his kindness, compassion and wit. His family would like to thank the Critical Care staff at Hospital of Central CT for their expert care and compassion. A memorial mass was celebrated Oct. 13, 2010 at St. Paul Church by Father Michael Miller. Donations may be made to the Kensington Fire-Rescue 9/11 Memorial at 880 Farmington Ave. Kensington, CT 06037. …Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Porter Funeral Home, Kensington was in charge of

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203-639-0032

203-639-0032 Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319 J.HALL Construction Roofing, Siding, Decks, Additions, Trim, Remodeling, Windows. Free Estimates. All work performed by Owners. Fully Licsenced and Insured. Contact Jeremy 203-537-2534 Hic.0575625

RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TicaSbt reg, blues and seals, first shots, $550. 860-329-9893

SNOW PLOWING

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

FANCY Firewood. $220/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 3 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.

FRIGIDAIRE 30” Electric Range 2 yrs old w/new glass cooktop. Excellent condition. $325. Call 203-269-5120 or 203 859-1259.

$195 per cord. (203) 440-0402 or (860) 595-4159

KITCHEN appliances: microwave, dishwasher, electric oven, refrigerator all very good condition. $650 takes all. Remodeling kitchen. Will sell individually. Call 203-237-9718. LIVING ROOM SET, 4 piece, cream color. $700 or best offer. Email: ilaa@comcast.net. MUST Sell Moving- Black Lacquer Dining Room Set- Table, six chairs and double hutch for $800 or BO. Living Room Set 8 PiecesSofa, Loveseat, Chair, 2 end tables, Coffee table and 2 Lamps for $600 or BO. Console Set 2 piece- Mirror and Table. $45 or BO. Maytag Washer/Dryer $300 for both or $150 each or BO. Contact# 860-538-5176

#1 AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL ONLY RICK 203-630-2642

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Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. www.qlsllc.com Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS All Type Pool and Spa, LLC Inground & above ground pool closings. Professional service, reasonable rates. For more info, call (203) 537-9188.

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

TREE SERVICES

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

SHIH TZU puppies, registered, parents on premise, 11wks old, 1 male, 5 females. Gorgeous coloring, Must See! $850. Call 203-379-7618

LAWN & GARDEN GARDEN TRACTOR Murray 18HP 46” Cut w/Bagger, Plow & Cart. $600. Call 860-748-7067

SNOW BLOWERS/THROWERS JOHN Deere L-Series 42 inch snow thrower including tire chains. Purchased new 6yrs ago & only used a few seasons. $550/OBO. Call 203-464-3700

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES CARPET 11 x 15, Mauve, 3 years old. Paid $1300. Good quality. Very good cond. 8’ Runner & Pad included. $250 firm. (860) 347-7153 Noon - 7pm. Cell 860754-6670 - leave message. Wesleyan Hills, Middletown. COUCH, recliner, side chair plus six matching pillows. All in excellent condition. You pick up. $225 Call 203-250-9894 DINING Room Set cherry 6 chairs newly reupholstered, lighted hutch w/glass shelves. Asking $650. Call 203-269-2637 DR SET oak table, 6 high back chairs & lighted hutch w/glass shelving, $500. Slate-top pool table w/ Q’s, racks, balls incld, $500. Call 860-349-9533

HOMEOWNER RedecoratingFurniture for Sale-Some New, slightly used, old & antiques. Sofa & coffee tables, entertainment center, dining room table, hutch & buffet, settee, loveseat, Pottery Barn, 96in L red silk grommet curtains(8), wall art & home decor. Call 203-631-9090 between 8am-8pm $25.00-$300.00 MUST BEEN SEEN TO BELIEVE!

SEASONED FIREWOOD

SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.

SEASONED FIREWOOD$225/cord, including delivery. Discount over 2 cords. Call for more information 203-715-3140.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144 RIPSTIK Skateboard - Barely used. Less than 1 yr old. Asking $50. Call 203-507-5784 between 6 & 9 pm.

203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

FORMAL Dining set, wrought iron accents, double hutch, two leaves, six high back cushioned chairs. Reduced $1,100 OBO. (860) 828-4693

ROCKING CHAIR Wood. Good condition. Free. 203-886-9207

SNOW PLOWING

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING

ROOFING

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups 100% German Shots & Dewormed. Parents here. $650 (203) 235-4329

ROOF CLEANING

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com

SIDING

FALL & BACK 2 SCHOOL SPECIALS Horseback Riding Lessons 203-238-1600 www.rosehavenstables.com

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES STANLEY Kids Bedroom Bunk Bed Set. Maple, 10 pieces all together. Bunk beds can be separated as 2 twin beds. Also includes ladder, 2 under bed storage drawers on wheels, dresser, mirror, desk, chair. $1500 or best offer ilaa@comcast.net

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE (2) FISH tanks for sale. (1) 55gal tank w/stand, $95. (1) 155gal w/3 cabinets underneath & extras, $495. Call 203265-7509 John or Patti CAKE Decorating Equipment & Supplies for sale - Best offer takes all! Call (203) 484-9528 FISHING GEAR Rods, Reels, Boots, Lures, Vest, Nets, Creel, Worm Bed, Bait Bucket, etc. $150 or best offer. (203) 235-6176 ROBO-RAPTOR with handheld remote control. Like new, asking $20. 203-235-2784. STAMPS Numbered Plate Blocks. Book Value $772. Sale $400 or best offer. Call (203) 235-6176 TIRE changer & compressor and engine stand. All for $400 Call 860-748-7067

SWORDS

203-238-3308 WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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

203-238-3499

ALWAYS Buying, Old, used and antique hand tools. Carpentry, machinist and workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that you are no longer using, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860613-1108

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT COAL STOVE Certiac - P Coal. 8 years old. Perfect condition. New cost $2100. Sell $650 firm. Self feeding. Extras included. Heats 2,000 Sq Ft easily. (860) 347-7153 noon-7pm. Cell 860-754-6670 Lv message Wesleyan Hills, Middletown

FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Cheshire and surrounding areas. All hardwood, cut & split. (203) 439-1253

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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359


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WANTED TO BUY OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 1-2 Bedrooms. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $800-$950 mo. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - Spacious 3BR, 3rd flr. Newly renovated. Off st. parking. Big yard. $1000 + sec. 203-294-1229

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

MERIDEN 1 & 2BR 3rd flr. Good location. Remodeled. Off-stpark. Appls. No pets. Sec 8 appr’d $650/750. 203-237-5802

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN - 2 Bedroom Townhouse, nothing included. $995. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-2136175 SOUTHINGTON-Large 3BR townhouse, CAIR, full bsmt with W/D hkup, 1 full & 2 half baths. Utils not incld. Easy access to I-84 & 691. Refs & sec dep req’d. Call 860-621-2693

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1BR apt, 236 W. Main. $650 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750 Ask about one month free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st floor. 5 rooms. Off street parking. No pets. Stove & refrigerator incl. $775 + deposit. 203-605-5691 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st Floor Parking place available. $950 - heat included. 347-235-5139 or 203- 238-3311 MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd fl, yard, off st parking. WD hookup. $725 + 2 mos. sec. & refs. Available 11/1. (203) 269-8747 MERIDEN 2nd Fl, 2 BR. Clean, quiet house. All new W/D in clean basement. No pets. $800 per month. 1 1/2 mos security. 203-537-1772 Lisa, after 4pm. MERIDEN 3 BR duplex, stove, fridge, washer & dryer included. Section 8 approved. No pets. 203- 686-0644 MERIDEN 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse Heat & Hot Water incl. Garage. $1425. Call (203) 464-7377 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. Off street parking. Porch. WD hookup. $850. 27 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message. MERIDEN 3 Rooms. Cozy, 1st fl. Broad Street. Includes off street parking, hot water & electric. Some pets OK. $595 /mo Call Robert 203-639-9238 MERIDEN Applications being accepted for spacious, newly renovated apartment. 1 BR, LR, Kitchen & Bath. Refrigerator, stove, heat, hot water, electricity & AC incl. $700. 1st, last & security. No pets. Off st parking. One year lease & credit ck. 203-237-8000 or 860-989-4209 MERIDEN Large 2BR 3rd Flr Hardwood floors No pets Offstreet parking Huge closet space $775 per mon + sec. Must be seen. MHA Apprd. Call 203-537-1730 MERIDEN Lg. 1 Bedrm, 4 rms, Many Updates, appliances. Off street Parking, Heat/ Hot Water Incl, No pets. $800 Mo + Sec. 203-626-2320

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 2 flrs, incl. garage. $925 + sec. & utils. 41 Warren St. 203-938-3789

MERIDEN LG. 1ST FLR 2BR, 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 221 Camp St. $950/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 860-982-6585

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr Studio, $150/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $195/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com

MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN - 1 BR plus spacious loft. Large remodeled kitchen, great neighborhood, Off st. parking, comfy & quiet. $850/mo. incl. utils. Call 203-630-3441

Meriden Studio Apartments Available

MERIDEN - 2BR, Off st parking. Hardwood flrs. Coin op laundry. No smoking/pets. Incl. heat & HW. $950/mo. (203) 444-5722

MERIDEN, 3 BR apt, 2nd fl, with appls, no utils, w/d hookup $1,100/Mo., sec. dep., refs., Sect 8, NO PETS. 203-530-6453 or 203-631-7420

80 East Main St. $500 Property Max 203-843-8006

WALLINGFORD - 2nd floor, 2 Br. $900 + Sec. Good credit. W/D hookup, no utilities, no pets. 203-553-5555

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN Large 1 BR. Carpeting, stove, refrigerator. $700 /month. (203) 213-6175 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 bath, newly renovated. Eastgate Commons. $775/mo. Section 8 & MHA approved. Call 203-889-8700. MERIDEN- 4/5BRs, 2 flr apt, (2) LR, off-st park. Newly remod, hdwd flr, huge EIK. No pets. $1200 Avail now! 860-573-1182 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, lg. unit. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

WALLINGFORD - Completely renovated, spacious 1BR apt w/refinished hdwd flrs. Close to 91, 15 & downtown. $950/mo. Call Angelo 203-668-1694

MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868

SOUTHINGTON - 2nd flr, 2BR, sun porch. Kitchen appliances incl. W/D hookups. New tile floors in kitchen & bath. Gas heat & hw (not incl). Off st. parking. $800/mo. + sec. 860-378-3935 VILLAGE APARTMENTS Housing for Families Applications now being accepted for this HUD-financed housing development. If you are interested in filling out an application, call or stop by the Rental Office between 7:30 and 3:30 on Tuesday or Thursday. 6 Evansville Ave, South Meriden, CT 06451. (203) 238-1467. TDD 1-800-545-1833 Ext 141. Must be income eligible.

MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr, very spacious, LR, DR, full kit., full BA, MBRw/walk-in closet. $800/mo + sec. No smok/pets. Sect 8 appr’d. 203-687-8244

WALLINGFORD - 1 BR apartments. Nothing included. Center St. $675. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175

MERIDEN-3BR, spacious 1st flr, stove/refrig, fireplace, ample parking. Washer & dryer avail. No pets. $1100. 203-376-1259

WALLINGFORD - 1BR, 2nd flr, stove, fridge, heat & HW incl. No pets. $775+ sec. Call (203) 430-4373

MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN - Garage for rent! 28’x28’. 12’x13’ door plus entry door. Private. (No repairs Storage only!) $275/mo. Call Paul 203-537-0173

WALLINGFORD 2ND FL 2 BR. Stove & Refrigerator. No utilities. No pets. $800/mo. Plus security deposit. Call (203) 284-1607 after 3 pm WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fence in yard. Garage extra. $900. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

WALLINGFORD - Downtown. 280-380SF offices. Close to banks & post office. Heat included. $350-$400/mo. 203265-4525 or 203-269-1723

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN $179,500 This 2 bedroom Ranch is a great home to make your own. Nice sized bedrooms, DR, fireplace in LR & hardwood flrs thru out. Basement has a lot of options. Great level yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300

WLFD-1st flr, 1BR w/appls, washer & dryer. $730/mo+sec No smoking/pets. Call 203-6232804 after 5pm weekdays

WALLINGFORD $239,900-3BR, 2ba Ranch; HW flrs, FP in LR, Newer cpt, eat-in kit w/newer fl, master BR w/full bath, nice piece of property, updated siding & more. Kathy 203-265-5618

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE KENSINGTON Condo For Sale (Prentice Place): 1 bedroom/1 bath, condo fees $170, on-site storage unit, dishwasher/disposal, washer/dryer hook-up, easy access to Rt. 9 + 84. $129,000. (860) 539-4988 Kate.

MERIDEN Great investment opportunity! Poss. 4 condominiums. 1 colonial house plus 3 tri-level townhouses. 3 BR, 2 baths each. Beautiful yard. Wonderful income. Asking $550,000 for package. Owner/Broker 203-952-1122

BAKERY MANAGER & CAKE DECORATOR POSITIONS Everybody’s Market

MERIDEN House to share. One BR available Use of kitchen, LR, etc. Deck. Heat, hot water & electric incl. Call 203-530-5678

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

MIDDLETOWN. Spacious Beautifully Maintained Raised Ranch on quiet CulDe-Sac. Kitchen and Baths all redone. New Siding. Furnace is 4 yrs old. New CAir. Multi Level Deck is newly painted. Lg Oversized Garage. Newer Carpeting. Move Right In. Great downstairs. Must see! Beautifully Landscaped. $268,900. Call 203-213-2058 or eallison21@gmail.com

HELP WANTED

ROOMMATES

MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284

MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. www.galleriahouses.com Galleria RE 203-671-2223

BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP.

YALESVILLE- Lg. 1BR apt in small complex. Off st. parking. All appls. AC & WD. No dogs. $925 + utils. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969

ROOMS FOR RENT

HAMDEN $329,900, 10 room house on Cheshire Line. For sale, lease with option to buy or rent. Oversized raised ranch, 4 bedroom, 2 bath upstairs, wheel chair accessible, in-law apartment downstairs. 1.69 private acres. $2200 mo. Contact owner 203-879-7041

SOUTHINGTON-$130,000 Condo 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. All appliances. Private deck. IMMEDIATE CLOSING Call Owner 860-523-7984

WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 3rd flr, off st parking. $725/mo plus utils. Sec. No pets, no smoking. (203) 889-1940

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

HOUSES FOR SALE

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT

WALLINGFORD 2BR 1BA apt. Near town center/YMCA/park. LR/DR combo. New carpet. Pets negotiable. $925. Call 203-641-7010

WALLINGFORD- 2BR, Very clean, nice yard, appls, W/D hkup, off-st-parking. No smoking, no pets. $875 + sec. Call 203-631-5219

MERIDEN- Large 2 or 3 BR apt. Just remodeled! Hdwd flrs. $995/mo. Call 203-213-6175

MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620

WALLINGFORD 2BR , 2nd Floor Off street parking. WD hookup. $1000 plus security. 203 284-3561 or 203-640-5249

MERIDEN-6Rms, 2nd flr, W/D hkup, off-st-parking. $1200/mo + sec. 203-634-1241

PLANTSVILLE Mansion - (2) 1BR apts, New appls. Pergo flrs. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard, $700-$800/mo. Nice location. Sm. pet Ok. 203-910-4349

MERIDEN-1BR Large end unit in modern E. side secure bldg. small complex. stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $700 incl. HW. 203-269-0763

WALLINGFORD 2 BR. Great location near Choate. Off st parking. Washer & dryer incl Nice, bright apt. 3rd fl. $900/ mo + utils & sec. 203-379-6282

WALLINGFORD Cozy 2 BR, 2nd Floor Convenient location. Off street parking. $850/month. No pets. 203-269-9585

MERIDEN- Fully Furnished 3 Rooms, 1 BR, LR, kitchen. Private bath. $675 per month. Lease & security deposit required. Call 860-404-1871

MERIDEN-1BR apartments. Offst parking. Hot water incld. No pets. $625/mo. + sec. Call 203634-4634

WALLINGFORD 130 Clifton Street 1st FL. 5 Rms. Hardwood/Tile Fl. Garage. Eat-in kitchen. $950. (203) 430-6896

MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003

MERIDEN-Updated 3BR Apt $900/mo. 1300SF, W/D hkup Off st parking. Small pets ok. Available now. (203) 641-8483

ROOMS FOR RENT

NORTH HAVEN

WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297

Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

WALLINGFORD $57,900 Year round river views. Convenient location, 2BR mobile home w/gorgeous remodeled kit & bath, 4 season rm w/deck, shed, & newer windows & siding. A great value! Nicky 203265-5618

Ideal manager candidate must have previous management experience, possess excellent leadership skills and be available on weekends & holidays. Expertise in cake decorating & pastries, strong merchandising & multi tasking skills. Responsible for inventory, order/product knowledge, employee scheduling and training. Cake Decorator must be familiar with cake decorating techniques. References are required. Qualified candidates please apply in person: 1021 So. Main St, Cheshire


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Assembly/Office

$500 WEEK BASE PAY LARGE EXPANSION Local family owned firm is looking to fill 21 full time positions ASAP. All openings come with weekly Salary of $450, rapid advancement and great vacations. Feel free to apply for the following ★CSR ★Order Takers ★Office Help ★Assembly 1st 100 calls To schedule a personal interview contact HR.Dept@ 860-329-0316. Please have paper & pen ready. Serious applicants only please. Ages 18 & up. “Taking calls Mon & Tues”

BARTENDER- Part time Evenings for local private club. Must have references. Tips or Safe-Serv Certification required. Call Daryl 860-416-1225 COOK/Short Order/Prep FT/PT Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner shifts. Weekends required. Experienced candidate can email resume to chefpaul@paulgregorys.com Or fax 860-621-9989 No phone calls, please. CUST REL AD NEEDED AT BARBERINO NISSAN No exp needed! Will train! 2 shifts avail.Hr pay, PLUS comm, ben, + 401K Pls app in person/or call John/Danielle 203 265 1611 CUSTOMER SERVICE

CHECK THIS OUT! BEAUTY SALON Looking for experienced hairdressers, a licensed massage therapist, and an experienced nail tech. Love what you do but need a change? Give your career a makeover with Catherine and Company Salon & Spa. Let us help you be successful! Call for an interview 203-238-0844

BOOKKEEPER

BUSY Meriden car dealership is looking for a reliable, organized, self starter. This is a fulltime position M-F 8:00-5:00 or 8:30-5:30. Responsibilities include A/P, A/R, answering phones, cashiering. Previous dealership experience preferred. Please fax resume to 203-317-3896 or email to resume.lrm@gmail.com.

CARPET CLEANING 18 Immediate Openings $500-$1,000 per Week Our Waterbury Branch is overloaded with business and expanding into Meriden Area. We need 18 sharp, hardworking people to clean carpets. Must be neat in appearance & able to start work immediately. Full time permanent work. No slow time or layoffs. $500+ per week. Also need 5 to train for management. Call for interview 203-759-1392 CHILD CARE- Stork Club childcare centers are looking for Head Teachers. Individual must be certified and have experience with planning and implementing curriculum, special events, parent communication, etc. Year round position with benefits and advancement opportunities. Send resume to Stork Club Inc. PO Box 2410 Meriden, CT. 06450 or storkclubs@gmail.com EOE COOK Position available for part time experienced cook. Experience in health care helpful. Qualified applicants fax or email resume to Wolcott View Manor 50 Beach Road Wolcott, CT 06716 Fax: 203-879-8072 email: jhansonwvm@yahoo.com EOE

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS Business has doubled this year which has created many openings with our company. ★ No exp. necessary ★ Co. training in all deptsCustomer Service, Display & Mgmt. Training ★ $1900/month+bonuses ★ College students welcome If you’re looking to grow with a company, we have many opportunities for advancement. First come, first serve Call to secure an interview time.

860-329-0316 FT COOK Benefits Included Mulberry Gardens of Southington 58 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT or fax resume to: 860-378-1024 HVAC SERVICE TECH B/D or S license required. 5 years min. experience. Exc. wages, benefits. Send resume to: www.billycarlsonct.com No phone calls please.

HVAC Service Technician and Installers Must have S or D license and clean driving record. Excellent wages and benefits. email eric@entheatingandcooling.com or call 203-284-8881 Licensed applicants only LEADING CHESHIRE E-COMMERCE CO. IS HIRING FULL & PART-TIME POSITIONS CUSTOMER SERVICE/ INSIDE SALES Inbound telemarketing, order tracking, customer service. EMBROIDERY/ SCREENPRINTING/ GRAPHICS PRODUCTION Graphics and apparel decoration. Experience a plus. SHIPPING/RECEIVING, QC Receive, pack, ship, quality assurance. Email resume to: jobs@LogoSportswear.com or Fill out application at 500 Cornwall Ave, Cheshire

MODELS The Keen Agency, Inc. PA & MA licensed agency models for ads in print, TV, commercial, etc. No exp necessary. All ages, types and sizes. Open Calls on: Monday, Oct 11 at 5pm & 7pm at Four Points Sheraton, Meriden 570-586-2626 www.keen-models.com

Manufacturer of complex metal stampings, CNC machined parts, and progressive tooling has immediate openings for the following positions. www.Lyons.com

Job Fair

CNC MACHINIST/TOOLMAKER The candidate for this position must be able to program and operate 4 Axis CNC Mills and manual tool room equipment. Experience with Mastercam and Mazatrol prefered. Progressive Die experience a plus.

Or via e-mail at - human.resources@lyons.com

Macy’s Logistics & Operations

475 Knotter Drive, Cheshire CT 203-271-5303

Now Hiring For Seasonal Warehouse Associates

WIRE EDM TECHNICIAN Must be able to set-up and operate Wire EDM machines. Experience with other tool room equipment and programming a plus. Competitive compensation packages available. EOE Send resumes or apply in person at Lyons Tool and Die Att: Human Resources 185 Research Parkway Meriden, CT 06450

SATURDAY OCT. 16 from 9-1 p.m.

Work behind the scenes

Macy’s offers a competitive salary, and a fun fulfillment center that will capture the spirit of the season processing our online customer’s holiday orders for macys.com and bloomingdales.com.

Macy’s Discounts

Your holiday budget will go further with a discount on buying gifts for family, friends or a treat for yourself.

We Offer

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Part time flex Weekday shift Mon. - Thur.

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Shift differentials available Weekend shift Fri. - Sun.

Interested? EDUCATION

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT-

SPECIAL EDUCATION 30 HOURS PER WEEK QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITYNORTH HAVEN CAMPUS Will work in classroom setting and/or in various community settings with small groups and/or individual students with developmental disabilities. Will work under the direction of the Special Education teacher responsible for this program. Experience assisting with implementation of behavioral intervention plans desired. Personal care and/or lifting may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma. Two years of higher education preferred. CLOSING DATE: Oct 29,2010 (4:00 p.m.) SEND LETTER OF INTENT, CURRENT RESUME, THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCES & COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS OR PROOF OF ASSESSMENT:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 HELP WANTED

MAINT Assist - FT. Floor Porter FT/PT. Experience preferred. Apply in person, Mon-Fri, 8-4. Coccomo Memorial 33 Cone Ave., Meriden. EOE.

HELP WANTED

PARALEGAL For Southington law firm. FT. Must be experienced in residential real estate closings. Send resume to: P.O. Box 578, Southington, CT 06489 or fax to 860-628-6248

OWNER OPERATORS Regional N.E. T/L Carrier Steady Work Weekly Settlements Home Every Weekend Call - Larry 888-477-0020 opt 7 or apply at www.Aduiepyle.com

PART TIME KITCHEN/ DELI CLERKS Experienced help needed for Everybody’s Market. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Qualified candidates apply at: 1021 So.Main St, Cheshire.

Technical Service Technician Lyman Products seeks a responsible individual with knowledge of shooting and reloading to fill a Technical Service Technician opening. Duties include test shooting, product testing, QC, gun repair, and Customer Service work. Please send resume to: eotoole@cshore.com or apply in person at: 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457

Apply online at: www.macysJOBS.com. Applicants that apply online prior to the JOBFAIR will automatically be registered and screened first! Can’t make it Saturday? Applicants are welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday.

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Full charge, for a local Co. Successful candidate must be able to produce monthly financial statements & reconcile all general ledger accts. Salary & benefits are competitive and commensurate with exp. and education. Please send resume to: Human Resources PO Box 744, Wlfd, CT 06492

Become part of the magic at

HELP WANTED

Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check. Macy’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive envi-

HELP WANTED

PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANTS Hiring staff to work with elderly in their homes. Flexible shifts. PT/FT. 8-12 hr shifts. CNA, HHA training preferred. Own transportation. Contact: Assisted Living Services, Inc. 203634-8668

Technology Assistant Part time one year position Troubleshoot problems within the district with technology infrastructure and software. Associates degree preferred. Excellent computer skills required. MAC experience preferred.

Speech/Language Pathologist Assistant Part time one year position Assist Speech Pathologist in implementing appropriate individualized services to students. Associates degree in a related field required. Applications should be subrmitted to:

MEDICAL CAREERS BUSY Meriden/Cheshire Ophthalmology office seeks exp’d Medical Secretary for F/T position. Candidates must have expertise in insurance reimbursement. Be able to multitask & work some late nights & weekends. Comprehensive benefits package. Send resume to: eyes546@hotmail.com or 203-639-0809

P/T Temp Medical Biller Growing Medical Billing Company seeking a Medical Biller with a minimum of 4 years experience Who is Highly Motivated, with Strong Organizational and Communication Skills. If you are a reliable, efficient person with a Can-do attitude, please forward your resume to jmirra@brcpos.com

Growing Medical/Ophthalmology Practice Is seeking experienced applicants for the following positions:

Medical Assistant Ophthalmic Technician Medical Billing Receptionist Experience preferred but will train promising/exceptional applicants. FT Positions with regular assigned hours. Excellent compensation opportunity Cheshire/Hamden/Branford locations Please Fax resume 203-281-2742

Southington Public Schools Attn: Personnel Department 49 Beecher Street Southington, CT 06489

HELP WANTED

TELEMARKETING Part Time Telemarketing, daytime and early evening hours. Experience a plus, but we will train the right person. Excellent pay. Call Kevin O’Malley (203) 699-4610 between 12 and 8PM. H.D. Segur, Inc. P.O. Box 400 Cheshire, CT 06410 E.O.E. No Walk-Ins

SEASONAL PT Days, must have flexible schedule. Telephone Order Entry/Customer Serv. Typing, excellent communication skills, basic computer knowledge, ability to multitask required. $10/hr. Email resume w/subject Help Wanted: service@tuttlecatalog.com or apply in person: Tuttle Inc., 23 Village Lane, Wallingford. 203-949-4290; fax 203-949-4288

HELP WANTED APPLIANCE Distribution Outlet Epanding. Various full time positions. Call 203-759-0621.

PRESS OPERATOR For secondary department. Experienced only. Submit application at:

Tiger Enterprises 379 Summer St., Plantsville YARD Work Hoeing, edging, raking, trimming & other chores around the house. Reply to PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455


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