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The Berlin

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Volume 13, Number 43

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Election 2009

Candidates answer questions By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor The 10 candidates for Town Council seats were asked questions by The Citizen. All candidates were asked to answer: “Why do you want to be a Town Council representative?” Candidates also were asked to answer their choice of one of the following three questions: What skills or experience do you have that would be effective in helping the town/school district save taxpayers’ money? What do you think is one of the most pressing issues facing Berlin today and why are you the right person to help address it? List the two top priorities you plan to put your energies towards, if elected. Democrats for Town Council Robert J. Dacey, 78, a Democrat, has served on the council for two terms. Why do you want to be a council representative? Having served as budget chairman for the last four years I have acquired substantial knowl-

edge of Berlin’s financial system. This knowledge has helped contribute to no tax increases in two of the last four years. We are in the second year of the worst recession that the majority of our citizens have witnessed in their lifetime. It is extremely important that Berlin be represented by experienced individuals in these tough economic times. That is why I am a candidate for this critical position. What do you think is one of the most pressing issues facing Berlin today and why are you the right person to help address it? Financial management will be the most pressing issue facing our town. Our financial needs are many, i.e. civil rights compliance and standards for accreditation for Berlin High School, also indoor air quality for McGee School. These problems must be addressed. Failure to resolve these issues will have a serious financial and academic consequence. Our See Council, page 4

The two tickets up for election for Town Council. Top photo, Democrats, from left, Steve Morelli, Rachel Rochette, Bill Rasmussen, Robert Dacey and Adam Salina. Bottom photo, Republicans, from left, Charles Paonessa, David Evans, Kari Maier Drost, Joan Carey and Fran Geschimsky.

After four years in Berlin, superintendent takes another job By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor Berlin’s superintendent of schools has taken another job. Michael Cicchetti, 55, who’s been with the school district for four years, will be the new superintendent of schools for Educational Re-

gion 9 which serves the communities of Easton and Redding. The Board of Education announced last week that Cicchetti was a finalist for the position and the job offer was confirmed this week. Cicchetti has a 90 day notice clause in his contract and, according to a BOE press release, his departure date and

the transition will be discussed. According to an ER 9 press release, Cicchetti will begin his new role in January 2010 when current superintendent Allen Fossbender retires. Fossbender was with ER 9 about five years and announced his retirement in January. ER 9 is a tri-district comprised of

two kindergarten through grade eight school districts (Easton and Redding) that share a high school, Joel Barlow High School, which is its own separate school district: Region 9. Each of the three districts has its own board of education. There are

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with national standards for superintendent’s salary. Cicchetti won a rave review for his performance and a four percent pay raise from the Berlin BOE in September. For his fifth year with the district, Cicchetti was scheduled to earn $163,400. The superintendent was “giving back” approximately $3,200 by taking five unpaid furlough days, according to the school district business manager. Cicchetti leaves the district as it is in the midst of resolving numerous serious facility issues that have dominated BOE discussion as it seeks to move forward with a plan to build a new high school and upgrade its other buildings. BOE President Gary Brochu said the success of Berlin schools was not dependent on any one individual. “During Dr. Cicchetti’s tenure we have worked hard to build the district’s capacity to improve student performance. It has been the work of the entire school district and not just any one individual.” Brochu said the board would begin discussing the hiring process at its next meeting. “Finding the right superintendent for a school district is a challenge under any circumstance,” he said.


about 3,400 students. “We are delighted that our search has led us to Dr. Cicchetti, who will be a superb match for our schools and our communities,” said Al Tridel, a member of the Easton Board of Education and co-chair of the superintendent search committee. The ER 9’s three boards of education voted unanimously to hire Cicchetti. In a Berlin BOE press release, Cicchetti stated it was time for him to take his leadership to another school district. He also said, “From my first day in Berlin, I have been welcomed by the community. My time here has been rewarding both personally and professionally; the staff is dedicated, the students are outstanding, and the district has made significant progress.” Cicchetti replaced Richard Paskiewicz who was superintendent for 10 years, earning a salary of $123,000 when he left in 2005. The school board initially had intended to hire Mary Conway, a superintendent from Plainfield, However, she dropped out late in the selection

p r o c e s s. T h e school board returned to its pool of candidates and offered the job to Cicchetti who took Cicchetti over Aug. 18, 2005. Currently, Rena Klebart serves as Berlin’s assistant superintendent. A Farmington resident, Berlin was Cicchetti’s first job as superintendent. Previously, he’d been employed as assistant superintendent of Simsbury’s school district where he earned $136,000. He has a doctorate of education in administration, training and policy studies from Boston University and a master’s degree from Trinity College. He also has an undergraduate degree from the Hartt School of Music. He has also worked for; Wethersfield public schools as director of elementary and secondary education; and New Britain schools where he was principal for Vance Elementary School. As to Cicchetti’s salary at District 9, a representative there would only say it is still in negotiations and is line

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Town council forum a testy back and forth By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

tions.” In trying to get answers, she’d found it necessary to resort to using the Freedom of Information Act in some instances. “I can clearly see why people don’t get involved…I can see why there’s such apathy in this town.” An exchange about civility began when Salina spoke about how the town had worked to make Berlin a good place for business. “We’ve brought civility back to Berlin,” he said. After Evans answered a question in regards to whether or not the town should use collection agencies when residents are in arrears on bills, Dacey tartly commented, “That was a long answer to say nothing.” Evans said that sort of rebuke was an example of the reason not many people speak at public meetings. “The Democrats say they’ve brought back civility — I beg to differ on that.” Morelli called the council “approachable” and said

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threshold for a referendum, Salina said. “It’s being abused at this time for political purposes.” Drost disagreed. She said the referendum should be used (by residents) “to get their voices heard.” Morelli said people can come to the council meetings every two weeks and give input, if they choose. “There is, in essence, a referendum every two weeks when the council meets. It’s called audience of citizens.” Morelli said. When Republicans brought up the trash issue, Morelli said, “We did listen to the people. It’s a complete fallacy that we didn’t listen…and I’m sick of hearing it.”


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“I’ve not witnessed one person who was treated with less than civility by the mayor.” He said former Republican Town Councilor Paul Argazzi was the one who had called people names. On more substantive matters, the candidates talked about revising the Town Charter: Rochette said this had been attempted but proposed changes were opposed by the Republicans. “Yes, if the need arose, I would support a change,” she said. Paonessa said first “we should obey the charter.” He said the council has disregarded the charter in some of its practices, for example, hiring a town manager. Morelli said “the charter is not fixed in stone.” Furthermore, it is “far too easy to have a referendum.” The Democrats would like to change how many signatures are necessary to raise a referendum. The town would be “less divisive and more productive” with a higher


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It was billed as a candidates’ forum, not a debate. But the event sponsored by the New Britain Area League of Women Voters provided plenty of pointcounterpoint moments when Town Council hopefuls squared off at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Oct. 19. Approximately 55 people attended the two-hour forum where candidates answered a wide range of questions pre-submitted by the public. The Democrats’ slate consisted of: Adam Salina, Rachel Rochette, Steve Morelli, William Rasmussen Jr., and Robert Dacey. The Republican slate was: Charles Paonessa, Frances Geschimsky, David Evans and Kari Drost. Absent Republican candidate Joan Carey called in her regrets, however, her work on the council came under critical review numerous times. Often referring to Carey as “the only seated member of the Republican party,” Democrats jabbed at her votes against schools’ issues, what they called her lack of input and the accuracy of information she disseminates to the public. Morelli pointed out that the Republicans initially had held two seats on the council but “one decided to jump ship as they do every two years.” This was a reference to Robert McGee, voted in as a

Republican in the last election, he later changed to unaffiliated. Also, William Watson III, who was voted on as a Republican during his first term, later switched to unaffiliated and ran with the Democrats. Other topics covered everything from trash collection to: the proper use of referendums; to rates of pay for town employees; to the transparency of government. The divide between the two sides might be summed up as: Republican candidates stating they represent a “government of the people” who will listen to the people and act on their will; while the Democrats claim: “We have a record we can run on…you’re running on rhetoric.” Morelli made that statement echoing earlier comments by Rochette. The Democrats repeatedly hit the Republicans for not providing specific solutions to issues. But Drost complained that “it is difficult to become informed…it’s very, very difficult to get answers to ques-



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Council Continued from page 1 highway infrastructure and public building infrastructure require immediate at-

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tention to avoid further deterioration and exorbitantly expensive repairs. These are only a few of the many problems that have a financial impact. This is not the time to have inexperienced individuals managing our financial assets. Steve Morelli, 49, a Democrat and two-term incumbent councilor, serves as deputy mayor. Why do you want to be a council representative? It has been an honor to serve as Deputy Mayor of the Town of Berlin for the past six years. During my first term, my main goal was to restore civility and respect in Berlin politics and create a healthy environment to attract economic development. Over the last six years, Berlin has undergone a revitalization of our downtown and refurbishment of older industrial buildings. Farmington Avenue has transformed with the completion of the railroad over-

pass, Stop & Shop Plaza, Walgreens, plans for the Veteran’s Memorial Park and approvals for Farmington Savings Bank and Liberty Bank. We’ve witnessed the old Matson building converted into offices. Another local landmark, Sherwood Tool, is currently undergoing a conversion to market-rate condos. With our low mill rate, we can attract new business to town, and though the entire country has felt the backlash of a down economy, I feel that Berlin is in a strong position to prosper in the future and I would like to continue to be a part of that growth. What do you think is one of the most pressing issues facing Berlin today and why are you the right person to help address it? As many people have read in recent months, Berlin’s public school buildings require repair and/or modification. Currently, we are in the

Why do you want to be a council representative? As a resident of Berlin for almost 15 years I appreciate the quality of life my family and I enjoy. I recognize that, in order to maintain a good quality of life, it is important for our Town Council to engage in a thoughtful decision making progress that carefully considers the interests and well being of all Berlin residents regardless of their age, gender or political affiliation. Striving for ever increasing quality education, meaningful economic development and important social programs; while exercising fiscal restraint is not easy to do. As a taxpayer I have been impressed with the results achieved by the current Democratic Town Council to meet the challenges our town has faced in difficult economic times. As an unaf-

process of correcting the air quality issues at McGee Middle School. This will require a new ventilation system for a portion of the school and the Town Council recently approved a contract for a preliminary design. In addition, Berlin High School underwent a review by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and was also randomly selected for a facility audit by the Office of Civil Rights. BHS was cited on several issues which could impact its accreditation. These results require a number of facility upgrades in order to ensure continued federal education funding. Having been involved in numerous joint meetings with representatives of the BOE, I feel I have the knowledge and understanding needed to address these time sensitive issues. Bill Rasmussen, 49, unaffiliated, is running for council on the Democratic ticket.

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Council Continued from page 4 filiated candidate for Town Council I look forward to the opportunity to continue their good work on behalf of the citizens of Berlin. What experience do you have that would be effective in helping the town save taxpayers’ money? I have been a financial advisor for over 15 years. In that time I have worked with individuals and business owners to address a variety of financial concerns and implement strategies to help them achieve their financial goals.

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work towards ensuring Berlin has fiscally responsible town leaders, exceptional educational facilities for our children, sound economic development, and open space for future generations. Recently, we have all felt the impact of the national financial downturn. We will continue to feel this impact for some time, and it is imperative that the leaders of Berlin show restraint in spending, while continuing the forward momentum the current Council has begun. I believe that I, along with the other candidates on the Democratic ticket, offer Berlin the best opportunity for progress. As a member of the budget committee, we recognized the importance of planning for the years ahead. I would like to continue my work on the

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council to see those plans completed. What do you think is one of the most pressing issues facing Berlin today and why are you the right person to help address it? While there are many issues facing Berlin, I believe the most pressing is the state of our educational facilities. It will be up to the next council to develop a plan to ensure that all of our schools meet the needs of our children. This has to be done effectively, timely and in a way that does not place a huge financial burden on the town. I believe I am the right person to address this problem because, as a current member of the council I have been involved with planning the solutions for each of the problems identified by the Board of Education. I have helped create a fiscally responsible budget that will allow Berlin to move forward and address these problems; overcrowding at Griswold, air quality at McGee, and accreditation and OCR review issues at BHS, keeping not only our children in mind but the rest of the Berlin community as well. Adam P. Salina, 34, is a Democrat and an incumbent who has served three terms as mayor. Why do you want to be a council representative? It has been an honor to serve as

Mayor of the Town of Berlin for the past six years. During my first term, my main goal was to restore civility and respect in Berlin politics and create a healthy environment to attract economic development. Over the last six years, Berlin has undergone a revitalization of our downtown and refurbishment of older industrial buildings. Farmington Avenue has transformed with the completion of the railroad overpass, Stop & Shop Plaza, Walgreens, plans for the Veteran’s Memorial Park and approvals for Farmington Savings Bank and Liberty Bank. We’ve witnessed the old Matson building converted into offices. Another local landmark, Sherwood Tool, is currently undergoing a conversion to market-rate condos. With our low mill rate, we can attract new business to town, and though the entire country has felt the backlash of a down economy, I feel that Berlin is in a strong position to prosper in the future and I would like to continue to be a part of that growth. What do you think is one of the most pressing issues facing Berlin today and why are you the right person to help address it? As many people have read in recent months, Berlin’s Public School buildings require

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 22, 2009

Council Continued from page 6 repair and/or modification. Currently, we are in the process of correcting the air quality issues at McGee Middle School. This will require a new ventilation system for a portion of the school and the Town Council recently approved a contract for a preliminary design. In addition, Berlin High School underwent a review by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and was also randomly selected for a facility audit by the Office of Civil Rights. BHS was cited on several issues which could impact its accreditation. These results require a number of facility upgrades in order to ensure continued federal education funding. Having been involved in numerous joint meetings with representatives of the BOE, I feel I have the knowledge and understanding needed to address these time sensitive issues. Republican candidates for Town Council Joan D. Carey, no age given, is a Republican incumbent running for re-election to the council. Why do you want to be a council representative? I hope to contin-

ue my works as a council member for the citizens of this town striving for and providing a true venue for their voice. Encouraging participation through respect, listening to their ideas and standing true to represent them. What do you think is one of the most pressing issues facing Berlin today and why are you’re the right person for the job? The voice of the people has not been heard. Through past budget referendums and even with the most recent ‘trash referendum’ is standing evidence to the arrogance of the current council. I will continue to vote my conscience, while having the courage and strength to vote ‘no’ to terrible decisions. I recognize the good government is of – for – and by the people. Everything else is a dictatorship. Karen (Kari) Maier Drost, 36, is a Republican running for council. Why do you want to be a council representative? I was born and raised in Berlin, and am proud to be raising the fifth generation of Maier’s to live on our family farm. Family is vitally important to me. I decided to run for Town Council because Berlin has given me so much. Berlin is where my roots are and I feel that now is the time for me to

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can, is running for council. Why do you want to be a Town Council representative? I want to be a Town Councilor because I enjoy serving and helping others and because I want the best town services and schools for my wife and children. I’ve invested the past several years in understanding how our town and schools are being run and believe we have room to improve. Specifically I am interested in being a town councilor who –respects your vote and listens to your ideas; budgets less of your money and gives you more say in the budget process; directs consistently applied business friendly standards; helps make available full and easy access to town and school expenditures; establishes spending and borrowing guidelines; addresses school and town building deficiencies; upholds our sexually oriented business ordinance; enables more readily available the recordings of town council meetings; enables more effective delivery of town notices via email, text, and/or phone; seeks and takes action on community input on affordable community interests. What skills and/or experience do you have that would be effective in helping the town save taxpayer’s money? Professionally, I am a sourcing consultant (buyer). I have developed organizing, computer and negotiation skills through my business and engineering education and my experiences obtaining services

and equipment for GE and Northeast Utilities. Most recently I supervised and negotiated the establishment of major contracts for an electric transmission line construction project between Middletown and Norwalk helping it to be done under budget and completed early. I feel my skills and experiences are a natural fit for understanding and addressing Berlin school and town facilities issues and other business needs, all of which involve supervision and negotiation of contracts similar to my experience. As a town councilor I recognize I would need to understand and work with the managers, employees, and customers of the town and school and their suppliers to realize savings. This is what I do everyday for work and I believe if elected would help save the taxpayer money. Frances Geschimsky, 72, is a Republican candidate for council. Why do you want to be a Town Council representative? As a Town Councilor I promise to always remember the people that elected me to the council. I feel strongly that a more bipartisan group would result in better outcomes. When only one party is in control, it is difficult to have the appropriate checks and balances in place. In order to obtain a balance of power the make up of the present Council must be change. This coming year will be a year of challenges because See Council, page 10 Political Advertisement

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Council Continued from page 8 of the projects that were pushed forward so as not to be in the present budget. Several issues are pending concerning school facilities, a police station and community center. What skills and or experience do you have that would be effective in helping the town save taxpayers’ money? I worked in Town Hall for 24 years, much of it as a clinical manager of the nursing department. I have worked with budgets

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cial hair which was possibly fake. The second suspect is: a black male, 5’5” to 5’ 6” tall, 150 pounds, approximately 18 years old. He wore a black winter hat with horizontal stripes. He had short dreadlocked hair, a mustache and a large diamond stud earring in his left ear. This suspect wore a large black shirt with “Brooklyn” written on the back and “DK” jeans. There was a large eagle on the front of his shirt. The suspects left in a light green smaller car, similar to


ning from the bank into a waiting car. The car was described as a light green small size car. According to police, he did not show a weapon at the time of the robbery. Police described the sus-


The Berlin Police Department is seeking two men suspected of robbing TD Bank, in the Ferndale Plaza on the Chamberlain Highway, at approximately 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Police are also asking for anyone with information to contact them. TD Bank on Main Street in Southington was also robbed last week Oct. 15 and TD Banks have been targeted in numerous other locations in recent weeks, including Newington and East Hartford. Berlin police spokesman Deputy Chief John Klett said the incidents do not appear to be connected and the local investigation is focused on the Kensington TD Bank branch. Ferndale Plaza is a busy plaza, especially on Friday afternoons. It is the home to many stores including the anchors of the plaza, Roger’s Marketplace and Bella Pizza. Witnesses described the suspect was a black male, approximately 5-foot-2 to 5-foot3. He wore tight corn rows in his hair, not hanging down but tight to his head. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with writing across the front and baggy dark pants. He was seen run-


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 22, 2009

BOE candidates talk of communication, more involvement By Robert Mayer Managing Editor Fewer than 50 people attended the Board of Education Candidates Forum, presented by the combined schools’ PTOs at McGee Middle School last week. The five candidates running for three open slots on the non-partisan Board of Education, answered questions about themselves and the issues facing the school district. A common theme in many of the questions focused on communication and getting the word about board activities to the residents of town. The first question asked the candidates about their view of the deteriorating condition of our schools. “If I have to state my views on our schools then you

haven’t been listening,” BOE President Gary Brochu said. “We, as a Board of Education, have stated our recommendations and our plan since 2005.” Kristin Campanelli agreed that a new high school should be a high priority. “There are big problems in our schools and they need to be addressed soon,” she said. Tim Oakes said the district needs to take a long look at how the students will be broken up once a new school is built. “Moving from one school to another is a stressful act, is third or fourth grade too soon to change schools? That is something that has to be taken into consideration.” Richard Price, who was appointed to the board last year when a vacancy occurred, said “We are doing

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sponsible with the best interest of the students in mind.” Brochu said the budget is simply “our mission statement with numbers and dollar signs and it is completely transparent because all of our meetings are open to the public.” In closing statements, each candidate talked about the challenges of the district. “Each year I have the pleasure of speaking to the teachers and not saying the exact same thing,” Brochu said. “This year I asked them if we should start with Abramski and read until we get to Zuk, read the name of all 3,400 students in town, and ask them which one are you going to give up on? The answer, of course, is none of them. This is a passion, maybe even a calling for me and I will continue to work for our students.” Campanelli rattled off a list of things she would like to do if elected. “This work doesn’t just affect us locally but it affects the entire world,” she said. “I promise to work hard for a new high school, better facilities and the tools needed for teachers to continue to be successful.” Oakes said. “I will bring

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Evans said there could have been more effort put into finding a conventional trash collection service and that the bidding process was not as extensive as it has been in the past. Salina countered that the opposition waited three months to file a referendum and that waiting until the last minute to upend the new trash system “put us in jeopardy.” Paonessa criticized “the style and attitude” of the incumbents and said there are too many executive sessions with decisions being made behind closed doors. Morelli said litigations and land purchases, for ex-

ample, have to take place in executive session and this is a longstanding rule. Economic development, taxes and pay raises also were batted about by the candidates. Salina said the town has maintained a zero tax increase and still provides services. This was done, in part, through a spending freeze and due to town employees making concessions in their pay packages. “We’ve had no increase in taxes for two years and we still grew the town,” Dacey said. Evans said that in industry, two percent pay raises were the standard and that in tight economic times, people did not get raises. Drost said town side employees did not get raises and “I’m disappointed that hadn’t been done on the Board of

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Faith Briefs Italian dinner St. Paul Church has scheduled “Under the Tuscan Stars”, a homemade Italian dinner, for Saturday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. in the school gym, 461 Alling Street. A strolling musician entertains as you enjoy an Italian meal of salad, pasta, homemade meatballs and sausage, peppers and onions, and a tender lemon chicken, with dessert of homemade Italian cookies, served family style. (BYOB and raffle included). Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s outreach programs to Berlin and surrounding communities. For fee information and tickets, call Diane at (860) 8284159, Barbara at (860) 8286225, or Gloria at (860) 8281525.


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Education side.” Dacey said that teachers had been on the lower end of pay and only now were reaching “the mid-point” of teaching salaries in the state. Republican candidates expressed a need for the town to have a vision, be more business-friendly, and spend more carefully. Democrats countered that there was a Plan of Conservation and Development that was “one of the finest in the state” (Dacey) and a plan for economic development, as well as a fiscally responsible approach to balancing the needs of the town with the people’s ability to pay for those services. Election Day is Nov. 3.

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Obituaries Raymond Petrofsky

Norma McNamara Norma (McCorkle) McNamara of Kensington, a former resident of East Berlin and N e w Britain, widow of Harold McNamara, died Oct. 13, 2009 at Jerome Home one day after her 91st birthday. Born in East Berlin, the daughter of the late James and the late Sarah (DeMore) McCorkle, she was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, and The Berlin Republican Women’s Club. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Thomas Maule of Haddam; three grandchildren, James Maule, Laura and her husband Christopher James, and Jennifer and her husband Nick O’Neal; two great-grandchildren, Molly and Evan O’Neal; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Ronald McCorkle, and three sisters, Alice Stack, Helen Wieferman, and Edna McChesney. A memorial service was held Oct. 17, 2009 at St.

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Raymond A. Petrofsky, 87, of Berlin, husband of Louise (Abbott) Petrofsky, died p e a c e f u l ly on Oct. 12, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Henry and Josephine (Wilson) Petrofsky. He was a Berlin resident for over 50 years and a Veteran of World War II, where he served as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps and flew 40 missions in a B24 Liberator bomber in the Pacific arena. During this service he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary heroism during aerial combat. He earned an accounting degree from Becker College and was employed as an accountant at Viacom (WVIT Channel 30) for 37 years, before retiring at age 70 as vice president of finance. During this time he was a long-time member of the Broadcasters Financial Management Group and served several terms as president. He was also a member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s International Association. He enjoyed spending winters in Florida and traveling with his wife Louise. He also enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren, reading and ballroom dancing.

In addition to his wife Louise, to whom he was married to for 61 years, he is survived by his children, Susan Krupa and her husband Dr. Joseph Krupa of Augusta, Ga., Thomas Petrofsky and Priscilla Petrofsky of Prince Edward Island, Henry Petrofsky and his wife Dr. Ruth Rollin of Kensington, Gerard Petrofsky of Southington, Shirley Bors and her husband James of Annapolis, Md., Christine Wells and her husband John of Plainville; a sister, Ann Huffstetler of Haddam; a brother, Alfred Petrofsky and his wife Peg Petrofsky of San Rafael, Calif.; his grandchildren, Katherine, Nathan, Alicia, Seth, Christa, Joel, Gabriel, Miriam, Michael, Jeffrey, Zeke, Caleb, and Macayle; and a great-grandson Luke. He was a Roman Catholic most of his life before recently joining Wellspring Church. Services were held Oct. 16, 2009 at Wellspring Church, Kensington. Burial, with military honors, was in Maple Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Wellspring Church, 222 Lincoln St, Kensington, Ct. Share a memory of Raymond with the family at

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, October 22, 2009

Commentary Candidates are much more more than their written responses By Robert Mayer Managing Editor

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Government Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 22 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 Board of Education, Griswold Elementary School, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Hall

Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 Historic District, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 Conservations Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m.

It is my job to go to a number of meetings during the year. As a resident of Berlin and with children in the school system, there are other meetings I choose to go to even though I don’t have to cover them. I am amazed, in an election year, with extremely pressing issues with the condition and overcrowding of our schools, that less than 75 people showed up for the school forum, held jointly by the Board of Education, the town staff and the Town Council. Many of those in attendance had to be there as officials or candidates. I was also surprised to see less than 50 people at the candidates’ forum for the five candidates for three open spots on the board of education. I counted the people there. There were 49 at the start. There were four or five members of the Board of Education. There was the superintendent and principals from all the schools in town, that’s 10 less from the count. There were four Democratic town council candidates and one Republican candidate (Kari Maier Drost.) Then there were a few staff members from the town and two reporters and a photographer. Not counting people who kind of had to be there, there were less than 20 people in attendance. So what’s the big deal? I’ll tell you what the big deal is. If you Berlin residents want to write letters to the editor in this newspaper and you want to complain about the Town Council and the Board of Education, you need to attend these meetings. You need to be more informed than you are. It is easy to sit on the sidelines and throw stones at our public officials and I have been accused of that from time to time, as well. The alternative is to attend meetings, become informed, get the facts straight and offer solutions and alternatives. The Citizen started running biographical information on the candidates two weeks ago and I would hope residents would keep those copies when thinking about who they are going to vote for on Nov. 3. We will continue to print information on the candidates in an effort to provide all the information we can so you can make an informed decision. What the newspaper can’t do is show you the candidates are so much more than the words they write. If you were at the BOE candidates’ forum, you would have seen Gary Brochu’s passion, Kristen Campanelli’s sincerity, Tim Oakes’ seriousness, Richard Price’s sense of humor and Chris Puzio’s thoughtfulness. You can never know those qualities simply by reading biographical information or by their printed answers to questions. There are three spots open and five quality candidates. I didn’t know who I was going to vote for until after the forum but now I know. I don’t know how residents will pick their winners. I hope they have read our information in this paper but it’s only part of each candidate. I talked to a resident walking out of the candidates’ forum Wednesday night at 9:15 p.m. who said “It’s hard going to these meetings to be an informed voter.” He was right. It’s not easy to know what’s going on in town all the time. We got a letter to the editor this week that said 10 days notice wasn’t enough time to change her schedule to get to the schools forum. Wow. I know as a father of three that our schedule usually changes on an hourly basis even though we have a weekly schedule. To have 10 days notice, my wife and I wouldn’t know what to do with all that time. The bottom line is this. Everyone complains about this town and what is going on here. Everyone has an opinion and many have a dissenting view of our leaders and that is what makes this country great. An uninformed opinion, one that doesn’t examine the facts, however, does not help move the discussion forward. We’re trying to help you. Do your homework before Nov. 3.


Thursday, October 22, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Letters to the Editor (Editor’s Note: The deadline for letters endorsing candidates or any letters pertaining directly to the election was the Oct. 15 edition. Any letters this week or next will not be directly talking about the election.)

No more meetings To the editor: I recently read that Deputy Mayor Morelli was surprised that only 75 people showed up for the school forum. Well, I’m surprised that anyone showed up at all. Many of us are sick and tired of going to meetings, forums or whatever you want to call them, voicing our opinion, asking for changes, etc. and continue to get totally ignored by the Town Council. They will do only as they please and the heck with the taxpayers wants and needs. Several years ago at a meeting the council was considering hiring a consultant for $100,000 to find open space for the town. I asked at that time if they could find a few acres to build some more affordable senior housing. The mayor at that time said that was definitely on the agenda. I haven’t seen anything yet. The waiting list for the few senior housing areas we have is so long, most die before they get approved to get in. Our economic development is slowly going down the drain, abandoned businesses up and down Farmington Avenue, along with blighted empty houses over-grown with vines. I think most will agree that we have to go to surrounding towns to do our major shopping – furniture, electronics, clothing, etc. Remember seniors, you will not be getting a cost of living raise for the next two years, zero. They tell us prices will be going down and cost of living will be lower. Along with that, I wondered why the Board of Education offered the Superintendent of Schools a four percent raise. I would think $168,000 a year would be enough to get by on, especially as the cost of living will be going down. Then I realized that he resides in Simsbury, a very expensive town to live in. I wanted to call School Board President Gary Brochu about this, and then I remembered he refused to take my phone call when I tried to call him before, so I won’t waste my time trying again. Am I right, Gary? But all is not as bad as I make it sound. We still have about 15 fingernail parlors, ten pizza places, five donut shops, along with six Chinese restaurants and soon to be our tenth gas station. Is this what you call good

economic development? I don’t think so. So while you’re patting each other on the back as to what a great job you’re doing, take a ride around town and look around. You might be surprised at what you see. Don’t forget to drive up to Grove Hill and take a look at the old rundown eyesore ruins of the old Kensington Grammar School. How would you like to live across the street and have to look at that every day? It’s been like that for over ten years. Well, enough for now. I’ll close with a trivia question. In 1958, Art Powers was elected first selectman, the first Democrat ever. Who was the Republican he defeated? Frank Masselle Kensington

FOBAC thanks To the editor: Friends of Berlin Animal Control (FOBAC) would like to thank all of the very generous people of Berlin and surrounding towns for their continued donations of dog and cat food for the Pet Food Pantry. We especially want to thank Rogers Marketplace, Stop & Shop and A & P Foodmart for allowing us to keep our collection bins in their stores. The Pet food Pantry currently assists 30 families. Many of the families express their gratitude to everyone as they have gone without themselves to provide for their pets many occasions. FOBAC assists the Berlin Municipal Shelter by giving a small portion of the donated food. This helps to defer the costs of pet food as all towns are experiencing the same economic dilemmas. FOBAC has scheduled a pet food drive on Oct. 31, all day, until 10 p.m. in conjunction with The Martlund Cemetery Haunted Tour. Admission is free for the tour and there will be many scenes to walk through. I must warn you, be prepared to be scared. There is candy and hot cocoa, donated by Rogers Marketplace, for all to enjoy. Also, a free raffle for anyone who brings at least one dog or cat food item. Once again, many thanks for the generosity of everyone who has donated to the Pet food pantry. For information about the pantry, call (860) 828-5287, ext 1. For information about the haunted tour, call (860) 538-4926. Jan Lund Berlin

To the editor: A great big thank you to Betsy Scalora of Berlin for her delicious baked goods and “box of joe” that kept all the volunteers happy at our booth “Lindsay’s Garden”. You are so sweet to think of us. Love, The Duhaine-Johnston family

switched over to automated collection. It is expected that within a very few years manual collection will be non-existent. Fact 4. Over the next 10 years, automated collection will save the town an estimated $500,000 to $700,000. In summation, these are hard cold facts. Robert Dacey Councilman

Just the trash facts

Not enough notice

To the editor: Normally, I do not respond to letters to the editor, however, Mr. Milewski’s letter was so preposterous that it required a reply to his statement “expensive garbage system that wasn’t needed.” I don’t quarrel with anyone’s right to have an opinion on any subject, but you have to stay with the facts regarding the issue, you cannot make up your own facts. Obviously Mr. Milewski is completely ignorant of the facts regarding the new automated trash collection system. Let’s review the facts: When the Public Works Department went out to bid for refuse collection, they requested that bids be submitted for both manual and automated collection systems. Refuse disposal is a separate cost. The bid was advertised in accordance with charter requirement. One bid was received. The bid for manual collection was $567,180 annually. The bid for automated was $587,880 annually. It would appear that manual collection $20,700 less would be the way to go, until you look at all the facts. Fact 1. Included in the automated bid is the cost of the containers at $100,000. This expense will go away after five years. In effect the vendor is leasing the containers to the town for five years after which the containers will become the property of the town. The containers have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years. A quick calculation and it becomes evident the automated collection process (minus the initial cost of containers) is $79,300 less annually than the manual system. Fact 2. Extensive experience by other town reflects a five to 15 percent reduction in disposal cost with the automated system. The reason for the reduction in disposal cost is that the containers used in the automated system protect the trash from becoming soaked with rain water and disposal expense is based on weight. This would save the town an estimated $25,000 to $50,000 annually. Fact 3. Approximately 85 percent of all towns in the state have

To the editor: I received my Berlin Citizen. I noticed city and Board of Education officials lamenting the poor attendance to the school public forum on Sept. 29. I believe many concerned parents would like to have attended, but need more than a 10-day notice. Many of us have full calendars with appointments that just can’t be changed easily. I appreciate the effort of those who were present, both officials and citizens. Please, don’t think that lack of attendance equals lack of interest, because I don’t believe that is true. Also, I appreciate the time and effort given by both our municipal & educational officials. Yours is often a thankless job and I just wanted to let you know that your service to our community is greatly appreciated. However, some of us have questions which were not answered by the “Position Paper.” We do not question the necessity of improvements within our district. Our questions deal more with associations which do not understand the lack of funds to fulfill their every whim. When we are told by our high school principal at the BHS Parent Back to School night; that NEASC does not care whether there is money to fund their mandates, NEASC only cares that their “recommendations” are met. These seemingly unequivocal demands beg me to question their true intentions. I agree that progress is something we all desire, but setting unattainable benchmarks is not. In March of this year, I inquired about the value of this accreditation and received several pages of explanation from Superintendent Cicchetti. The explanation included pages 7-10 from the New England Association’s Accreditation Handbook. NEASC is an association which we volunteer to belong, an association of educational professionals. These pages of explanation did nothing more than reconfirm my idea that we have abdicated our local influence to unseen bureaucratic associa-

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 22, 2009

Letters Continued from page 17 tions and now seem to be at their “mercy.” If I am wrong about this I hope that the local education officials will let us know. This is a matter which concerns every property owner in Berlin who pays taxes, whether you have a student in school or not. I agree with resident Roland Robillard. We need clarity so that we, the electorate, can make informed decision. We need full disclosure and visibility of the “money figures” so that they are not able to be misconstrued. The upcom-

ing election is important! I hope that we receive the information which will enable us to truly know what we are getting with our vote – the cost (increase in taxes) and the corresponding improvements. Beverly Pulaski Kensington

Misleading letter To the editor: William Watson’s letter last week deserves a response. Mr. Watson burst onto the political stage four years ago and, being a newcomer, neglected to attribute on his campaign fliers who paid for them. Caught red handed, Mr. Watson publicly accused

then Republican chairman Donald Geschimsky, his own party chairman, of driving around, taking the fliers from mailboxes, and removing the stickers with the “Paid For By”. Anyone who knows Mr. Geschimsky as the decent man that he is would know right away that Mr. Watson could not have invented a more sensational lie. Mr. Watson states in his letter that he “wasn’t willing to blindly follow the Republican leadership’s directives.” No Republican ever gave any directives to Mr. Watson. In fact, even if the “Republican leadership” wanted to give Mr. Watson any directives it would have been impossible to do so as once elected Mr.

Watson failed to attend even a single Republican Town Committee meeting, failed to communicate with Town Committee members, and failed to return anyone’s phone calls. During my two years on the Council with Mr. Watson, it was the Democratic leadership’s directives that he apparently followed as he voted with the Democrats on every single item during that term, hardly the independent voice that he portrays himself to be. It was appropriate that he eventually became a Democrat as he fit right in with the local party. Finally, Mr. Watson states that as a Republican he “was shunned and left to fend for myself ”. In fact, Mr. Watson, David Martin and Joseph Bajorski attempted to take over the Republican Town Committee in a coup that failed miserably when the remaining members of the committee chastised them for their immature and destructive behavior. Despite this, Mr. Watson was still welcomed back onto the committee. Thus, he was the one doing the shunning and was left all alone by his own choosing.

Charlatans like Mr. Watson come and go in politics and sometimes when the climate is right they can even get elected. Thankfully we have seen the end of him. Paul Argazzi, Kensington

Schools in need

To the editor: Ok, so I am officially writing in the editorial section of this newspaper. This is something I said I would never do because of my unwillingness to be a part of the sometimes comedic, finger-pointing responses to weekly occurrences in this town. Well, here it goes; This editorial has to do withy the present situation of the schools in our town. It gives a slight nod to the past in the unspoken question that may be resonating on our minds. “How did we arrive at this juncture?”, but most importantly, it is about our future. You see, issues such as how to dispose of our trash and how we feel about neighbors’ animals on our property are certainly worth discussion; however, this editorial is about the value of things that are indispensable and indisputable. It is about the value that we decide to place in our town, our children, and essentially, our future.

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Letters Continued from page 18 On Tuesday night, the Board of Education, Mayor and Town Council held a meeting that addressed the future of the Berlin schools, including the problems and solutions at hand. This meeting should have been attended by every taxpayer in town and especially every parent in town. Instead, it was attended by approximately 75 people (that’s being generous). Of those that attended, some raised legitimate concerns, while others were stuck in the “finger-pointing game” that I so desperately

despise to watch or be a part of as a citizen. The Board of Education and Town Council did not need to hold this public forum. They did not need to take more time away from their families, yet another night. But they did, along with the principals from all of the public schools in town, to provide all the facts, up front to the citizens about the dire straits of the public school facilities. You can visit under “A Position Paper on the Status of facilities in the Berlin Public Schools” for specific facts presented by the BOE. When I moved to town 10 years ago, all I heard was how great the Berlin school

system was and how my kids would get a solid education. Well, after learning on Tuesday night that the high school is on the verge of losing its accreditation, I questioned my move to Berlin. Not only does losing accreditation affect students’ ease of college acceptance, it also affects the morale of the town, the notoriety of the town and for you our there without children in the school system. It affects your property value. Not many people in the real estate market will be seeking out a home in a town with a high school that has lost its accreditation. You could take the attitude of “Well, my kids have come and gone through the system, so this doesn’t affect

me.” But, honestly, as Gary Brochu, president of the Board of Education, stated, “What kind of community attitude does that set?” One citizen stated that the forum was not as publicly announced as it should have been. Really, publication of the meeting seemed more than sufficient. It was advertised in this paper and in the Hartford Courant, broadcast on the news and information was sent home with the students in our schools.

In closing, while I was at the public forum on Tuesday night, I honestly questioned what year it was, not only because I was sitting in a dated high school building, nut more because of the lack of spirit to move forward. Our town is changing and the number of youth in this town is growing. We, as a town, have many decision to make and questions to answer. Do we choose stagnancy or do

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Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email Decorating – The Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Party is scheduled to work on decorations Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Willard School basement. Projects are available for all levels of talents. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (860) 828-7425. Volleyball – BHS vs. Platt at home, 5 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS at Wethersfield, 5 p.m.



Fall boutique – Kensington Nursery School, 312 Percival Ave., has scheduled a fall boutique for Friday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Many vendors, free admission, raffle prizes and food. Meeting — The Berlin Connection Exchange Club networking meeting is scheduled for every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Route 72 Diner, East Berlin. For more information, call (860) 6802972. Football – BHS vs. Rocky Hill at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer – BHS at Bristol Eastern, 3:45 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at

Bristol Eastern, 3:45 p.m.



Bottle and can drive – Boy Scout Troop 44 has scheduled a bottle and can drive at A&P Super Foodmart on Webster Square Road for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon. Funds raised support troop activities. For more information or pickup arrangements, call (860) 829-1832. Pet Meet & Greet Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.S. Labieneic, 945 Farmington Ave. Meet the beautiful cats that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Bring vet and/or personal references. FOBAC is accepting food donations and applications for fosters homes. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Haunted House – The Berlin-Kensington YMCA has scheduled a haunted house event for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Child Care Center, 365 Main St. This child-friendly Halloween event features a walk through haunted house, Halloween themed game room, refreshments and more. The evening is open to all Berlin residents and surrounding towns. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign which supplies financial assistance to families in need. For more information and cost, call (860) 8286559. Hungerford Park – The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., has scheduled a Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. There is continuous seating for breakfast, no reservations are needed. Activities from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. include Native American crafts, trail walks and animal programs. For more information and costs, call (860) 827-9064.

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, October 22, 2009

Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (at the corner of Peck Street), is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New collections include vintage bridal gowns, antique dolls and art work by noted Berlin residents. Permanent displays include a collection of tinware, bricks and more. Admission is free. Craft fair – A craft fair and bake sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stonebridge Club House, Stonebridge Way., Berlin. A quilt drawing, as well as other drawings, is planned. Harvest fair – The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 has scheduled a Harvest Fair for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 154 Porters Pass. The event features arts & crafts, homemade goods and fresh food, raffles, house wares, homemade jewelry and more. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. For more information, call Hope at (860) 8830661. Italian dinner - St. Paul Church has scheduled “Under the Tuscan Stars”, a homemade Italian dinner, for Saturday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. in the school gym, 461 Alling Street. A strolling musician entertains as you enjoy an Italian meal of salad, pasta, our own homemade meatballs, homemade sausage, peppers and onions, and a tender lemon chicken, and dessert of homemade Italian cookies, all served family style. (BYOB). Themed raffle baskets will be available in time for the holidays. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s outreach programs to Berlin and surrounding communities. For more information, cost and tickets, call Diane at (860) 828-4159, Barbara at (860) 828-6225, or Gloria at (860) 828-1525.

Fife and Drum Corps – Connecticut Blues Fife and Drum Corps is scheduled to play at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. McGee book fair – McGee Middle School has scheduled a Scholastic Book Fair for Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school. Parents, students, teachers and the public are welcome. 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) 8288693. 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 – BHS at Platt, 7 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. Farmington, 3:45 p.m.




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Mattabassett Rifle & Pistol Club has scheduled its annual Turkey Shoot for every Sunday until Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the club on Beckley Mills Rd. For more information, call Shon Hatcher at (860) 398-0018.

McGee Middle School has scheduled a Scholastic Book Fair for Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school. Parents, students, teachers and the public are welcome. Volleyball – BHS vs. Glastonbury, 5 p.m.




McGee book fair – McGee Middle School has scheduled a Scholastic Book Fair for Monday, Oct. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school. Parents, students, teachers and the public are welcome. Volleyball – BHS at Bulkeley, 5 p.m.




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McGee book fair – McGee Middle School has scheduled a Scholastic Book Fair for Thursday, Oct. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school. Parents, students, teachers and the public are welcome.



McGee book fair – McGee Middle School has scheduled a Scholastic Book Fair for Friday, Oct. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school. Parents, students, teachers and the public are welcome. Football – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Muzzy Field, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer – BHS Bulkeley at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at Bulkeley, 3:45 p.m. Volleyball – BHS at Middletown, 5 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. Conard at Cornerstone Aquatics, 3:30 p.m.



Pet food drive – Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled an all day food drive for Saturday, Oct. 31 and during the Martlund Cemetery Haunted tour at 12 Four Rod Road. The tour opens at 6 p.m. Pet food collected will benefit the Pet Food Pantry and the Berlin Municipal Shelter. Candy and hot chocolate will be available for those who dare to enter. Admission is free. For more information, call (860) 828-5287.


Thursday, October 22, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

School News All Night graduation party BHS Redcoat blanket sale The Berlin High School Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee has BHS Redoat blankets for sale. It’s a great way to show team spirit, and they make excellent holiday gifts. For more information, call Lynn Schreiner at (860) 828-8660. Decoration work sessions Decorating for the Class of 2010 Berlin High School Graduation is scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Willard Elementary School basement. Many projects are available for all abilities and talents. All adults are welcome. Co-chairs are Tina Doyle and Mary Salimeno. For more information, call (860) 828-7425.

Reunion Berlin High School Class of 1989 has scheduled its 20th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. This is the last chance to purchase tickets. Please contact Jen Miller Chant at to Ceil Simeone Biscoglio by Nov. 1. Berlin High School Class of 1984 has scheduled its 25th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn. Classmates are encouraged to forward their current email and mailing addresses to Berlin High School Class of 1970 has scheduled its 40th class reunion for Saturday, June 12 at the Hawthorne Inn. For more information or interested in attending, contact Chris Benson Rose at (860) 690-8869 ( or Barbara Corrigan Rudnick at (860) 828-0557 ( Plainville High School Class of ‘84 is planning a 25th class reunion for Friday, Nov 27 and is looking for classmates. If you are from the PHS class of ‘84 or know others from the class of ‘84 please contact us via our Facebook group Plainville High School Class of ’84 or Danielle Coulombe Blanchette at (860) 828-1272 ( or Lisa Laferriere Perrotti at (860) 747-3560 ( Plainville High School Class of 1960 is planning its 50th reunion. Contact information is needed for missing classmates. Please contact Kathie Lickwar at (860) 548-7489 if you have information for the following: Harlan Blaisdell, Dorothy (Chamberlain) Smith, Thomas Edwards, Gail (Fanion) Kraus, Elaine (Grendell) Schell, Clifton Holt, Sara (Neumann) Jones, Lynda (Little) Lanaro, Carol (Lloyd) Blaisdell, Judith (MacFarland), Fuelhart, Paul Moschini.

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Letters Continued from page 19 we choose vitality? Do we choose to be stuck in the past or do we choose to protect our future? I know what my answers are and as I end this editorial, I’m admitting that I am doing some finger pointing. My finger is pointing at the undeniable present status of our schools. It’s also pointed in the direction of change. Lisa Toussaint Kensington

Thanks dunkers To the editor: A big thank you to everyone who helped at the BHS Marching Band Dunking Booth at the Berlin Fair. We absolutely could not have done it without you. The students, parents, teachers, staff and political candidates went above and beyond and braved the weather to help support the band. Special thanks to our dunkees: Dave Evans, Mark Bowling, Paul Griswold, Dan Thurston, Stu Topliff, Shelly Peterson, Deven Delco, Anthony Gagliardi, Lindsay Hoffman, John Hughes, Kevin Cormack, James Kissane, Jack Tomascak, Kathryn Sheer, Jessica Sampson, Nicole Whitehill, Valerie Tarbay, Hailie Shaw, Nick Galo, Janisha Hill, Garrett Daigle, Rachel Chartier and Sean Dodds. We would also like to send many, many thanks to Donna and Jeff Bergren, Carl Ginnotti, Tom Damato, Guy Hoffman, Keith Bostrom, Heidi Lapila and Larry Tomascak for all their hard work setting up, re-painting and making all necessary repairs to the dunking booth both before and during the fair. Thank you so much. Christine Gagliardi BHS Band Parents Association

Job well done To the editor: Confucius say “Many hands make light work”. That was proven the weekend of Oct 10 and 11 at Berlin High School. In an effort to raise funds for the all night graduation party, parents of soon to be 2010 graduates held a used clothing drive. We collected clothing, shoes, stuffed toys and household textiles (i.e., sheets, towels, etc). These items were sold to a recycling company who distributes the usable items to the less fortunate and the un-wearable items were turned into rags, sneakers ground up for playgrounds and other uses. Starting Saturday at 8 a.m. until Sunday at 3 p.m., there was a stream of vehicles dropping off donations. We also provided pick up and had donations from Berlin, Hartford, Newington and Wallingford to name a few. Through the generosity of the community and the help of many volunteers we collected: 1,100 bags or 20,010 lbs of clothing and stuff ! My sincerest thanks to all who donated, to the many volunteers, prior year’s chair-couple Paul and Tricia Mercier and Jeff Briendel who provided invaluable guidance and the Berlin School Board for the use of the building. Special note of thanks to Kim Caplick who kept us on task all day Saturday and to Echo Consignment who graciously acted as a drop off location as well as providing donations. Thank you all and hope to see you all again in April when we will do it all over again. Irene Young Clothing Drive Chairperson

To the editor: Berlin doesn’t need to build a new high school. We can eliminate the deplorable overcrowding at the present school on Patterson Way by building a scienceteaching center on the seven acres of land we own directly across the street from the school. This could save us a lot of money and yet provide our students with plenty of space and the finest facilities available to learn math...biology...botany...chemistry...physics. We may even have room for some units of the language arts department. Yes, building a completely new high school would be ideal and yes, it would help solve some of the other problems facing our school system. But in times of economic distress when jobs are scarce and when many people who have them today are not so sure they’ll have them tomorrow, it is not realistic to expect strong support for a project that requires spending millions of dollars to purchase and develop a new site for a new school that will cost millions more to build. Nobody knows how much a new high school would really cost. Guesses run from $60 million to $100 million. Even with state aid, that is just too much. If we try to pass the proposal at the polls, we will most likely lose and we will have wasted valuable time and the vast sums it takes just to prepare the proposition for a referendum. But the situation is dire. We must do something and do it soon . If we don’t, the school will lose its accreditation and Berlin kids will suffer because Berlin High no longer will be certified as maintaining standards that qualify its students to go on to higher education. What a handicap to place on the kids. What a stain on our beautiful town. By moving forward with the science center, we can save time and money. While part of the proposed site for the center may be floodplain, there is plenty of dry land there to put up a multi-story building that will enable us to give Berlin children an extraordinary opportunity to learn science. They will still have to study to learn, but they won’t be able to say we didn’t give them the tools to do so. By the way, we could connect the center and the high school by building a tunnel under Patterson Way. If we build the center, I suggest we name it the MacKenzie Science Center in honor of the late Kenneth L. MacKenzie of Berlin, a former Berlin High School teacher and basketball and baseball coach who became principal of Berlin High and eventually superintendent of schools. He was a nationally known expert on middle schools and was a powerful force in the development and improvement of public education in Berlin. Other possible solutions: According to some residents, another way to solve the space problems would be for the town to add a story to a section of the current high school. The school was built in 1953; an addition in 1959. When the former Board of Finance approved a request for money to build the addition, the board insisted that the building plans provide for safely adding a story to the addition if the town ever wanted to do so, according to Thomas W. Ward, Jr., a former mayor and former chairman of the Finance Board. He thinks it may necessary to put up that additional story. Double sessions: Still another proposal would have the high school go on double sessions. All things considered, the science center looks like our best option. Richard Covini Berlin



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Oct. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. Mark Colello, an exercise physiologist form Southington Care Center, will present an overview of targeted exercise and its effects on improving balance and strength to aid in fall reduction in adults.

Halloween bingo is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Anyone who comes in costume will be entered in a drawing for a special prize.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Principal Synnott to retire at end of school year By Robert Mayer Managing Editor The Berlin Board of Education will not only need to find a new superintendent but also a new high school principal as George Synnott has announced he will retire on June 30 of 2010. Synnott came to Berlin High School in 1986 as a supervisor of the Social Studies department. Two years later he became assistant principal and was named principal, replacing Tom Galvin, in 1996. “I’m very proud of the staff we have assembled here at Berlin High School,” Synnott said. “We have a great group of people here. Sure there are some times when we want to choke each other, but just like any family, there are always disagreements. I very much treat the staff like a big family. We have a very supportive staff and a very positive culture in the school. We have a great group of kids. We have some with difficulties but we work hard to make sure all the kids feel included and

special.” Synnott has seen a number of changes in his 12 years as principal. “I really believe that teaching is an art and not a process,” he said. “I concern myself with that a great deal. We have made a number of advancements over the years. We have seen test score improvement but maybe, most importantly, we have seen a change in attitude and behavior in the kids. There has been a dropoff in disciplinary actions we have had to take. When I first started it was a far different environment. I don’t know what to attribute that to but possibly it is the positive tone set by the staff. It has been a change for the better over the years.” Synnott said that while his last scheduled day is June 30, he is open to the idea of staying on should a replacement not be selected by then. “I’m open to that,” he said. “I’m not sure what the timeline will be with hiring a new superintendent and a principal but whatever the

school needs me to do, I will do that.” Synnott said that it is hard to leave with the pressing issue of facility improvement still unsettled.

“With our accreditation being cited, the school facility is a matter that obviously needs to be addressed,” he said. “There has been a lot of attention given to the school

over the last month or so and I have led a bunch of tours. I don’t think you will find one person who took the tour say

See Synnott, next page

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Berlin Briefs Harvest Festival, pancake breakfast The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., has scheduled a Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. There is continuous seating for breakfast, no reservations are needed. Activities from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. include Native American crafts, trail walks and animal programs. For more information and cost, call (860) 827-9064.

Holiday pie sale The Berlin High School Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled a holiday pie sale fundraiser. Choose from 10 delicious Chef Pierre frozen pies. Orders are due Nov 2. Pies will be available for pick up No. 19 at Berlin High School. For more information, contact Mariann DelConte at (860) 829-1689.

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The Berlin-Kensington YMCA has scheduled a haunted house event for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Child Care Center, 365 Main St. This child-friendly Halloween event features a walk through haunted house, Halloween themed game room, refreshments and more. The evening is open to all Berlin residents and surrounding towns. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign which supplies financial assistance to families in need. For more information and cost, call (860) 828-6559.

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Synnott Continued from page 23 the high school doesn’t need renovation. The question is, ‘at what cost?’ We probably won’t know those numbers until the spring, but to conduct the type of instruction that our students need to have to be competitive, we need an improved facility. “Our science labs are severely outdated. I gave one of the tours and told the people that you could see Richie Cunningham and The Fonz standing in front of the beakers. It was a scene right out of the 1950’s. With the progress we have seen in

technology it is a major concern and something I hope the town will address.” Synnott, a Berlin resident, has a son in eighth grade and a daughter who is a junior at Berlin High School. “As a resident, I feel it is my responsibility to present the facts about the high school,” he said. “Regardless of whether I had children in the school system or not I have seen first hand the dire necessity of improvement in our facility.” Synnott said the future is a little “scary” at this point but he hopes to eventually get back into the classroom as a college professor in either Educational Leadership or U.S. History.

Berlin Briefs Flu Clinics canceled

The Visiting Nurses Association announced it was forced to cancel two seasonal flu clinics due to a shortage of vaccine. The clinics were scheduled for Oct. 21 and Nov. 10. The VNA recommends that residents check with primary care providers, grocery stores and pharmacies for flu shots. Also, the American Lung Association website at, lists locations.

Who’s Who available

Copies of “A Guide to Who’s Who Serving the People of Berlin 2009” are available in the Town Hall, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library and the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, according to the League of Women Voters.

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, October 22, 2009


Two more hoop dreams come true Vazquez to play for Fairfield

Sacred Heart wins Glowiak By Robert Mayer Managing Editor

By Nick Carroll Sports Editor Her work ethic is legendary. Long after her teammates have cleared out after practice, Alexys Vazquez can be found in the gymnasium fine-tuning her already deft shooting touch. And there’s no off-season for Vazquez — basketball is her passion. “You don’t become the player I am by sitting down and watching TV,” the 5-foot-9 guard said. Vazquez’ tireless dedication has paid dividends. Last week, the Berlin High School senior announced that she will continue her basketball career on scholarship at Fairfield University, a NCAA Division I school. Vazquez selected Fairfield Photo by Matt Leidemer over the University of HartBerlin High School senior Alexys ford, Quinnipiac University, Vazquez, pictured last season, will Central Connecticut State continue her basketball career at University and La Salle University — all of which offered Fairfield University. her a full scholarship. Vazquez said settling on a college was the toughest decision she has ever made. However, she is confident that she made the right call. “I went there and fell in love with the campus. It’s beautiful,” she said of Fairfield. “And

After the New Britain High School boys basketball team was knocked out of the CIAC Class LL state tournament by Stamford last winter, a college coach approached Hurricanes coach Stan Glowiak, a Berlin resident, to talk to him. “He told me ‘your son is not very good,’” Glowiak said. “I told him, come see him during the summer and you’ll be surprised.” Steven Glowiak, then a junior, had a tough game against a stifling Stamford defense. However, instead of feeling sorry for himself, the sharp- Berlin resident Steven Glowiak, pictured shooting 6-foot guard got back in action last season, has earned a basinto the gym and the weight ketball scholarship to Sacred Heart. room to prove to that coach — and everyone else — that he was indeed a good basketball player. Steven Glowiak’s AAU team went on to finish in the top 20 at nationals, but it was at the Elite 75 Showcase in Massachusetts where he opened a lot of eyes. “I think I missed like three shots the whole day,” Glowiak said. “I was named to the all-star team there and then colleges really started calling me. Before that it was all Division II and III schools, but I was getting calls from New Hampshire and William & Mary after that day.” Glowiak narrowed his college choices to Division II Bentley and Division I Bryant and Sacred Heart. Last week he settled on Sacred Heart. “I wanted to stay close to home, and with their schedule, they play 18 to 20 games in the

See Vazquez, page 28

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Despite loss, goals still within reach for Redcoats By Nick Carroll Sports Editor Berlin High School football coach John Capodice remained optimistic following his team’s 28-14 Week 5 loss to host Simsbury. “All our goals are still intact, which is terrific,” Capodice said, referring to the fact that the Redcoats (41, 3-0) are still in a position to win the Central Connecticut Conference Division III championship, and qualify for the state playoffs. Also, the sixth-year coach indicated that the battle with

Simsbury (50, 3-0), a CCC Division I team, gave his squad biggame experience which could serve it well down the road. “Sometimes you have to go back to move forward,” Capodice said. “Obviously, the kids were disappointed — expectations are high. But now we have to turn the page and get back to it.” Things started out well for Berlin against Simsbury, as

the locals scored on their first drive. A recovered Simsbury fumble nearly resulted in another first-quarter touchdown and a sizeable lead for the Redcoats, but it was not to be. Simsbury went on to score two unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter and another in the third to take control. “They’re a very good team; a good, physical team,” Capodice said of the victors. “Possibly the best team we’ve played to date.” “We played hard and prepared well,” he added. “But

sometimes you just run into a real good team, and you have to tip your hat.” With Simsbury keying on Berlin’s potent run game, the Redcoats went to the air often that night. “We knew we had to mix it up,” said Capodice. Berlin quarterback Dan Hackett completed 11 of his 17 pass attempts for 118 yards. His favorite target, Brian Malloy, made eight catches for 93 yards. “I have confidence in our passing game, and it was nice to see the kids come out and execute,” Capodice said.

Hackett put his team on the board with a three-yard touchdown run. Max DeLorenzo, who rushed for 78 yards, accounted for the Redcoats’ other TD on a 17-yard run in the final frame. Berlin’s defense, which was rock solid in the team’s four victories, showed holes against Simsbury, which generated nearly 300 yards on the ground. The Redcoats will look to get back to their winning ways when they host Rocky Hill (3-2) Friday, Homecoming night at Scalise Field. Kick off is 7 p.m.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 22, 2009

Luczynski-led spikers exceeding expectations By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

Before the volleyball season began, Berlin High coach Bob Tarigo took a long, thoughtful look at his young team and thought out loud that a reasonable goal would be a .500 season. After six matches, Tarigo looked to be right on point as the Redcoats were treading water at 3-3. Since then? Look out. At press time, Berlin had won six out of seven matches, including its most recent two over Rockville, 3-0, and Plainville, 3-2, had a record of 9-4, and is getting better all the time. “The girls have accomplished so much,” said Tarigo. “Since they’ve done so well, now I want more. I

guess that means I’ve put them in a no-win situation.” He said that jokingly, but when a team plays as well as the Redcoats have played, the coach expects it every day. “We’ve improved a great deal,” he said. “In our opening match against Maloney, we lost 3-0. The girls were still trying to figure out what was going on. A few weeks later when we played Maloney again, we beat them 3-0. Not only have the kids really improved, they’re enjoying themselves.” Tarigo said that his best player is senior Krystie Luczynski and Tarigo didn’t spare the praise. “Krystie is an outstanding player,” he said. “She leads the team in a lot of categories, she’s a very hard worker and she plays volleyball all year round.”


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Krystie Luczynski, pictured, and the young Berlin High School volleyball team headed into this week with a solid record of 9-4. Photo by Matt Leidemer

Luczynski, who was selected as Connecticut Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 21 by the Connecticut Chapter of the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association, has 229 kills, 100 points serving at a serving rate of 91 percent, 38 aces and 119 digs. “She’s an all-around player,” said Tarigo. “She can hit and play defense. She’s one of our tri-captains and is a great leader who leads by example. She wants to go to play volleyball in college, and that’s a good thing.” Tarigo said that his team is very young. The Redcoats have three seniors, but in

fact have only two because the third senior, tri-captain Katelyn Zarotney, has been out all season recovering from shoulder surgery. The third tri-captain is senior Carina D’amato, and Tarigo described her as a good defensive player whose real strength is serving. D’amato serves at a 92 percent rate and has 92 points serving. She also has 87 digs on defense, the second highest total on the club. The rest of the team are juniors and sophomores, which is very bad news for the Southern Division of the Central Connecticut Conference.

Some of Berlin’s key underclassmen are junior setter Karissa Tirinzoni (340 assists and serves 92 percent), junior Elizabeth Long (82 kills), junior Amanda McLeod (89 percent serving, 104 service points, fourth highest in kills with 45), sophomore Victoria Fagan (serves at 95 percent for 107 points, third in kills with 56), sophomore Lia D’amato (serves at 86 percent), sophomore Brittany Labbadia (libero, 68 digs) and sophomore Kaitlyn Cantafi (81 percent server, 35 kills). The Redcoats have already qualified for the state tournament and are looking to improve their seed. “I’m very pleased with the effort and with what we’ve accomplished so far,” said Tarigo. Berlin will be home tonight, Oct. 22 with Platt.



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Thursday, October 22, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Youth Sports C-2 Team Berlin Bears 14, East Hartford 0: Mitch Maslowski and Spencer Duke had rushing touchdowns, and Nick Zuk, Mike Paszczuk, Steve Miano, Greg Carson and Marc D’Amore were a force on the offensive line as Berlin improved to 5-1. The Bears’ defense was led by Jack Hamel, Ric Nappi, Ryan Steck, Jordan Mignault and Rudy Hamel. D Team Raylend Wilson scored for Berlin on a pass from Sam Capodice.

Football A Team Berlin Bears 14, East Hartford 6: Connor Morin and Luc Buldoc scored for Berlin (4-2). The Bears moved the ball effectively behind the offensive line play of Kyle Naples, Dillion Hill, Mike Burek, Nick Cappa, Vin Amenta, Nick Armetta and Kevin Cowperthwaite. Berlin’s defense was led by Dante Vasi, Anthony Doung and Jake Eliades. B Team Berlin Bears 19, East Hartford 6: Matt Rocco had two touchdowns and Alec Norton added another as Berlin downed East Hartford. The Bears’ defense was solid, led by Joe Interi. C Team Berlin Bears 13, Durham/Middlefield 6 (OT): Nick Perrone had a 60-yard touchdown run and Jack Lynch had the go-ahead TD in overtime as Berlin (4-1) held off Durham/Middlefield. Blocking well for the Bears were Patrick Ladas and James Mazzarella. Anchoring Berlin’s defense were Kevin Stafstrom, Dan Labbadia, J.J. Shilinga, Jack Lombardo, Conner Guidice, Noah Villella, Perrone and Lynch.

Soccer Middle school varsity McGee 2, RHAM 2: Alicia Maule ignited McGee’s offense, scoring off a pass from Bryana Colasanti. Late in regulation, Sophia Morell netted the tieing goal on an assist from Taylor Fascione. Defensively for the Spartans, Rachel Chapman was a standout in goal. Kas Colasanti played well at sweeper, while Sam Carbonell was aggressive at mid-field. U10 Berlin sweeps: Berlin swept all four teams it faced to win the Columbus weekend tournament in West Haven.

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Alexis Cabral opened the scoring for Berlin and Sophia Morell put the Bash ahead in overtime. Also helping lead Berlin to victory were forwards Carolyn Stickel, Olivia Cialfi and Cheyanne Inturri, and midfielders Danielle Skates and Tess Atkinson. Anchoring the defense were Sammy Giardina,


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Grace McCann, Sarah Daddario and Kirsten Armetta. Berlin 2, Glastonbury 0: Alexis Cabral and Sammy Giardina scored as Berlin stayed undefeated in league play. U14 Berlin 6, Avon 0: Nathan Ruscito scored twice, while Noah Bergren, Ben Tencza, Nick Vreeland and Matthew Heimlich netted one apiece. Also playing well offensively were Michael Moriarty, Jason Corriveau, Brenton Cantliffe, Brian Kennure, Geoffrey Damato, Mike Vanderspek and Brandon Rocco. Leading the defense were Richard Schlichting, Kevin Kennure, Steve Petrario, Kevin Roberts, Brian Bostrom and Nathan Aroian.

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Vazquez Continued from page 25 it was the best fit for me basketball-wise. They’re graduating some guards, so I’ll be able to go in there as a freshman and get minutes.” “I’m really excited. All my life I wanted to become a Division I player and play for a good program,” she added. “The hard work definitely paid off.” BHS girls basketball coach Sheila King indicated that Fairfield has gotten itself

quite a talent in Vazquez. “I am so very happy for Lexy. I have not watched a female athlete more dedicated to, or who has worked harder at their chosen sport,” King said. “She has been a role model for our younger players, demonstrating what hard work and dedication can do. She is the exciting ‘do it all’ player, and on most nights the opposing team wonders how to stop her. We are all anxious for what will be an exciting senior season for Lexy, and we are proud that she will represent the Lady Redcoat basketball program at such a prestigious Division I institution.”

The Fairfield women’s basketball program has had good luck drawing area players from the now defunct Northwest Conference. Aside from winning over Vazquez, Fairfield’s roster also includes former Plainville star Desiree Pina and Farmington alum Joelle Nawrocki. Fairfield rolled up a record of 18-13 last season, and was a healthy 12-6 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. A fierce competitor, Vazquez said she’ll head to Fairfield with one goal in mind: “I really want to win championships,” she said.

Vazquez, the BHS girls basketball program’s alltime 3-point leader, averaged nearly 12 points per game last winter, drained a hefty 72 treys, and dished out a team-high 58 assists. Powered by Vazquez and Siena College-bound forward Katelyn Zarotney, Berlin claimed the Northwest Conference regular season championship in 2009 and advanced to the CIAC Class L state finals. As sophomores, Vazquez and Zarotney helped the Lady Redcoats capture the NWC tournament title. With four starters returning to the court this year,

Vazquez has high hopes for her final high school season. “I think we look really good,” she said. “As long as we play together as a team, we can beat anyone.” This certainly is a special time for the Vazquez family. Some four months before Alexys solidified her plans to play Division I basketball, her older brother Kyle, a pitcher, was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, and had a solid rookie campaign. “My parents are really proud of him and me,” Alexys said.



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state,” said Glowiak, whose brother Brian played basketball for the University of Hartford. “I always wanted to play Division I, so I’m really excited about the decision. They needed to know, so I had a tough time picking between Sacred Heart and Bryant, but I’m happy that the decision is made and I can just enjoy my senior year.” Glowiak started his career at Berlin High School, but after his sophomore year, transferred to New Britain to play for his father. “I’m glad I made the move,” he said. “I still hang out every weekend with the Berlin guys, but if I didn’t go to New Britain I never would have been able to get a Division I scholarship. The level of competition we

play at New Britain is so high it has made me a better player.” Stan Glowiak said the fact that Steven has worked so hard on his game makes the final result that much more rewarding. “It was gradual with Steven,” the veteran coach said. “He was small, but he had some skills. Then he got a little bigger and his skills got better. He went from a Division III player at Christmas, to a Division I player in the summer. Yeah he could shoot, he could handle the ball, but he couldn’t go by anybody and he couldn’t get his shot off against athletic kids. Now he can, and he’s up on the rim when he finishes. “It’s been a very stressful process. We’ve had our battles, and some peaks and valleys, but to have two kids get scholarships, my wife and I feel very fortunate.”

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The Berlin High School boys soccer team halted a two-game losing skid by earning a 1-1 tie with Plainville last week. BHS coach Dave Francalangia indicated that the neck and neck battle with Plainville was a typical result in the rough and tumble Central Connecticut Conference. “Another day in the CCC,” he said, pointing out that either team could have emerged the victor. “We were pressing and pressing. Their keeper came up with a couple of great saves. They hit the post twice. So I guess it was a justified result.” Alex Joslyn scored for Berlin (4-6-1) off a set throw in from Joey Rocco and an assist from Connor Hilbie. The Berlin High School girls swim team improved to 6-0 with a 100-81 victory over Platt last week. Berlin’s 200 medley relay team of Sam DeGroff, Katherine Burek, Amanda Martino and Briana Cass placed first with a time of 2:04.13. In other ac-

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ished first and second respectively. From there, the Lady Redcoats suffered their first loss of the year, falling to Hall, 96-85. DeGroff won the 200 freestyle (2:01.97) that day, Pawelczyk and Goldberger once again finished one-two in diving, and Burek placed first in the 100 breaststroke with a best-time of 1:17.42. Also achieving best-times against Hall were Megan Pitkin (200 freestyle, 2:20.97; 100 breaststroke, 1:22.65), Abby Kennure (500 freestyle, 6:28.87), Kaitlyn Synnott (500 freestyle, 6:55.25) and Kate Piotrowicz (100 freestyle, 1:02.40). Paced by overall winner Ricky Lewandowski (17:39, 3.1 miles), the Berlin High School boys cross country team ran past Middletown, 25-35, last week. The locals wrapped up their regular season slate with a mark of 6-1. The BHS girls team bested Middletown, 21-39, to cap its schedule with a record of 5-2. Berlin’s Kaylene Sylvain was the overall winner (22:14) against Middletown. Prior to the Middletown meet, the Berlin harriers competed in the Manhattan College Invitational in New York. The locals brought home two medals. Lewandowski finished 33rd and Sylvain landed in 68th place. — Nick Carroll

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The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerks office. MZ Construction LLC to Adam L. Baranski and Anna Kobylarz, 48 Great Oak Dr., $439,000. Toll Connecticut LP to Gary M. and Gale C. Chaplin, 68 Bannan Lane, Unit 68, $269,929. Toll Connecticut LP to William A. and Lynn D. Blomberg, 70 Bannan Lane, Unit 70, $262,707. Theodore P. and Lillian H. Brusick to Karina Brierly, 555 Four Rod Rd., $220,000. Morequity Inc. to Mark and Karen Campagna, 103 Misty Mountain Rd., $195,000. Cecelia Hadfield Estate and Robert Hadfield to Kelly J. and Harry H. Hall, 149 Hudson St., $185,200. Marcus and Jill Thompson to Andrej Charkiewicz and Pawel Charkiewicz, 99 Episcopal Road, $167,000. Deutsche Bank to Jamie Duhaine and Daryl Ritone, 63 Wilcox Ave., $163,500. Bank or New York to Sebastian and Faith Spinali, 48 Homecrest Drive, $151,900. Robert A. Argazzi to Janet H. Argazzi, 26 Hamilton Drive, $100,000.

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A perfect storm Experts believe there may be many causes joining together to kill off certain animals. Some experts are calling this mixture of dangers a “perfect storm.” The dangers all come together to make the situation even worse. For example, climate change may put so much stress on an animal that it gets sick easier. Pollution and pesticides may be weakening animals’ immune systems. The immune system helps the body fight off sickness.

A Varroa mite, or tiny spider-like creature, rests on the back of a honeybee. Experts believe this mite may be one of the causes of bee disappearances. Many other dangers, such as pesticides, global warming, many viruses hitting at once, and modern beekeeping practices may be adding to the problem.

The case of the vanishing honeybees Other bees would avoid the deserted In America in 2006, honeybees hives, not even trying to get the honey began abandoning their sitting there unguarded. hives and disappearing. Scientists call this strange event No bodies of the missing Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. bees have been found. No one knows where they went or what happened to them. Each year since then, there have been more of these strange disappearances. Experts say more than one-third of all honeybees have disappeared in the United States. One day bees would be swarming around their hives, apparently healthy. Then, all of a sudden, all the Although Colony Collapse Disorder is worker bees would vanish, deserting honeybee health has been getting their hive, the queen, honey stores and new, worse for about 30 years. Diseases and young bees. environmental problems are some causes.

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1 yr old, Paid $900, asking $300 or best offer. (203) 440-1024

GE REFRIGERATOR 1 yr old, Paid $900, asking $300 or best offer. (203) 440-1024 KITCHEN SET farmhouse-style, 36”W X 48”L & 12” leaf, $100, 203-269-3390 LARGE wood Entertainment Center Apprx 6’. $75 203-710-5419

WOODEN IMPORTS FURNITURE Specializing in dinette sets. All Hardwood. Wholesale prices starting at $229! Call (860) 231-1777

MAPLE Hutch 54WX72H excellent $250 Butcher Block 30WX35HX24T 50 yrs $200 call 203-269-5120 or 203-859-1259

VARIOUS TYPES of printing, storage, binding and inserting equipment for sale. Perfect for a start up printing operation or for parts. A detailed online document listing all pieces can be sent to you if interested. Please email: for more details

MATCHING Couch & Love Seat $50/ea. Please call 203-284-8383 MOVING! Dining Room set, hutch, table, (2) leafs, (6) chairs, $975. Portable floor model 9000btu A/C, like new, $250. Electric stove, $50. Window A/C, $50. 203-715-3923 1133540

OAK KITCHEN SET $250, Oak dining set $2000. Curio Cabinet $200. Cherry TV Armoire $500. Great condition, negotiable prices 203-639-9600

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE $100.00 Solid Interior door, prehung 32”x80” Call 203-715-0553 4 Boyds Bears Different Sizes All $20. Call 203-265-5920


Entertainment Religion Technology


DOOR awning aluminum white, like new cond, 42”W X 40”L X 15”D, $95. 203-265-3738

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FANCY Firewood. $240/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 3 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.

SEASONED FIREWOOD $215 per cord. (203) 440-0402 or (860) -595-4159

BICYCLES All boys models. 25”- 65”. $30 each. Call (203) 440-1024 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and stand. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841

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ELECTRIC Heater still in box Asking $20. Meriden 203-686-1047

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

CLOTHING UCONN Jacket, new, never worn, size large. Asking $60. Call 203-237-7174


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ELLIPTICAL Machine Compact, wheels, $100 firm. 860-828-3251. EXERCISE Bike: Good condition. Can deliver locally. $100 860-828-3251. GLIDER two seat metal Good condition $50. or BO. 203-630-16666


PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ANNALEE dolls- Made in USA. Mint condition. Halloween, Christmas & others. (203) 5990011


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 22, 2009 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS Drums & Percussion, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone Horn, Trumpet, Piano, Improvisation. Consultation/First Lesson Free! Exp’d & certified teacher in convenient Kensington loc. Call Bob 860-357-2638

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments 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

Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets, 3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper. Cost $7000 Sell $3800. Call 203-988-9915

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT RETIRED office computers $50 each. Good condition. 203-237-9977

ELECTRONICS (2) DELL Speakers for PC Both $10 call.203 687 5381 USB headset wired PS2/ps3! 1 owner. $20. GREAT COND! Call 203 284 9255 WII game-$25 Call of Duty 5-World at War. 203-639-0835


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

203-235-8431 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 WANTED: USED FURNITURE refrigerator, gas stove, mattresses, couches, beds, household items, clothing, children’s toys, etc. 860-869-2947

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



MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $750/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN-1BR 495 Crown St. Free unlimited heat & hot water. Storage, assigned parking, pool, laundromat on site. $750/month Call after 1pm 860-664-9608 MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, 1st flr, heat & HW incld. Pool & laundry rm. $735/mo Sec & refs. No pets. 203-631-1534 MERIDEN. Broadbriar Townhouse, 2 BR, 1 1/2 baths. Quiet complex. W/D hookup. New carpeting, no pets. $850/mo. Owner/agent 203-284-3757 SOUTHINGTON Clean 2 BR, 1 Bath, Gas Heat. Close to shopping & highway. No pets. Available November 1. $800/mo plus utils & sec. 860-877-4735 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1.50 baths, full basement. $1260 per month. Call (203) 294-0685 or 203-213-9912 YALESVILLE On The Green. Special -Was $1400, Now $1300 per month! 2 BR, 2 Baths. All appliances incl w/d. A/C & gas heat. Exercise facility & BBQ area on site. Gracie 203-464-8066


PUBLISHER’S NOTICE EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46a64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.

HOUSES FOR RENT BERLIN- 4BRs, 2500SF, 2 car garage, central AC, completely renovated w/new addition. No pets. $2200/mo. Avail. 11/1. 1520 Farmington Ave. 757-846-3494 DURHAM 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. 2 car garage, oil heat. Available now. 8-9 months. $1,300. 860-301-8584


MERIDEN- 1BR, sec bldg. No pets. Sec dep-credit check. $775 per month. 203-376-1259

BERLIN-2BR, 1st flr of 2 family house, hdwd flrs, W/D hkup. Large yard. Credit check. $850mo + utils. Avail 11/1. Call Dan 860-416-6581 BERLIN/KENSINGTON- Unfurnished, 2nd flr, 4rms, 2 BRs, 1 month security required. No dogs. Gas stove w/heater. No Fridge. Call (860) 828-4464

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apts From $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1175/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789 MER-3BR, 1st flr, James St. Washer & dryer hookup. Off-stparking. No pet. No smoking. Sec & credit check. Refs. $900/mo. Call 203-639-8285

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 BR. 119 Wilbur Ave. 2nd flr. Very quiet. No pets, Security, Credit Check, Refs. $665 + utilities. (203) 269-6835 MERIDEN 1BR Clean & comfortable. Heat, HW and cooking gas included for $700. Small pet ok. 38 Lincoln St. 203-440-4789 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Large first floor apt. in 2 family home with Off-street parking. Crown Street. Available now. $700/month. Call Mark (203) 530-7084. MERIDEN 2 BR - $800 ($1000 sec. dep.) 4 BR - $1250 ($1600 sec. dep.) Nice location. Off st. parking. No pets. 860-828-3669 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Bath. 3rd floor. Quiet location. $800 Plus Security Deposit. Call 203-631-9614 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd floor. Newton St. Freshly painted. Close to shopping & parks. No WD hookup. $700/month. Owner/ agent. Call (203) 284-3757 MERIDEN 2 BR, 5 RMs. 2nd Floor. 45 South Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. No pets /smoking. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591 MERIDEN 2 BR, 5 Rooms. 2nd floor. Off street parking. No pets. $700 per month. 1 month security. Call (203) 271-3119 or (203) 440-3503 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st lr, updated. Basement storage space. So. Colony St. Yard. No pets, separate utils, sec. $800. Call 203809-4627 MERIDEN 3 bdrm. 1st & 2nd fl. Wood Street. New Carpet & paint Washer/Dryer hookup. $900 to $950 + Sec call 203671-2672 MERIDEN 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Washer/Dryer hookup. Jackson Street. $900 per month. Call Joe 203-988-8731

MERIDEN 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. HUGE. New apartment. $1,200 /mo. Section 8 Approved. Call Joe 203-988-8731

Meriden 3 BR Apt 1st floor, newly renovated, appliances, off st. parking. No pets. $900/mo. 203-815-8335

MERIDEN - 2BR, 3rd flr, lease & security deposit required. $775/mo. Call 860-404-1871

MERIDEN 3 BR, 1st floor. Newly remodeled. 2 level. $850 plus security. 186 Grove Street. Call (203) 887-4032

MERIDEN - 3 room 1 bedroom, $700 month plus 1 month security. separate utilities. Tarita 203-233-5327

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts.

MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644

$600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN East Side. 1st Fl. 1 BR. Wall to wall carpet. Stove, refrigerator. WD hookup. 1 car off-st parking. No smoking. $675/mo. No utils. 2 mos sec. No pets. (203) 269-1571 after 6.

MERIDEN - Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 1 & 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $650 & $850 + utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2.


MERIDEN 1 BR APARTMENT Off street parking. Heat/electric included. $550/month. First, last & security. (203) 238-1010 (Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30) MERIDEN- 3BR, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, off st. parking. $975/mo. Call (203) 639-1634

EFFICIENCY Fully Furnished. BR/LR combination w/full kitchen & private bath. $575/mo. Sec. & lease req. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN Lg Studio. Freshly renovated. Stove, refrig, Heat/HW incl. Front porch. $600. Nancy 203-715-3647 or 917- 921-7469

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN, Lg 2BR, $875, off st parking, back yard, walk in closets, 1 + 1 mo sec. 24 Webster St. Sec 8, Call 203-9622585 after 5:30pm

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MERIDEN- 1BR Fall Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires October 31. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1st flr. 2BR, Avail. Nov. 1st. Stove & fridge. Off st. parking. No pets. $775 + sec. Call (203) 238-4463 MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 rooms, Remodeled, 2nd flr, $850 + utilities. 1 off st. parking. No pets. Twiss St. Call 203-213-3951 MERIDEN- 3BR, new paint, carpet, appliances, off st. parking. Lease, security. $900/mo. Prescott St. Jack (203) 9967379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN- 3rd flr 2BR, ($785). Stove and refrig. Storage area. Yard. Off st parking, quiet. Sec req. 860-841-6455. MERIDEN- 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, first floor. $950. Call (203) 213-7714 MERIDEN- Hubbard Park- 2BR, central air/heat. 775 West Main St. $925/mo. Tony 203213-8468/ 203-296-4975 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 4. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

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!

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT


2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN-1BR apts starting at $705/mo. Heat & HW incld. Sec. Dep. & credit ck req. Call Galleria RE for details 203-671-2223. MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $625 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BRS-Starting @ $665 All appls & hot water incl. 1 & 1 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings Sat’s 9-11am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR large apt. Reduced! $750/mo. including. fridge, stove & w/d hkup. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req’d. Security & 1st month rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-3BR, 3rd flr. Off st parking. Newly remodeled. Quiet, dead end street. $900/mo. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN-Large clean 5Rm, 2BR, 2nd flr. W/D hookup, stove, refrig front porch, lge fenced backyard. Off-st parking Must See! $825/mo + sec. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN-Studio apt downtonw on bus-line, $500/mo + utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN. 1 BR 1st flr & 3 BR 3rd floor apts, no washer/ dryer, no pets. Call Ricky at 347-598-1170. MERIDEN: Spacious 1 & 2BR apt. $650-$800, off st park. Section 8 approved. 110 Colony St. Leave Message 860-4260658 WALLINGFORD-2BR, Recently renovated. $900 + utils. Call 203-284-0212

SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON/MERIDEN Extra lg 1BR apt. Avail 11/1. Southington-Meriden townline. Sliders to deck, private parking, appliances. Exc. area. $750 /mo. Refs & sec req’d. Call 203-499-7894 for more details WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 104 Meadow St., off-street pkg, 3rd floor, no dogs, $925 incl all utils, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD - Near transportation, 5 rooms, 2 BR, 2nd floor, 2 family, off St. parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom. $735 +util. Washer/dryer. New carpet & painted. Sec deposit and ref req. Call 203-741-0738 or email WALLINGFORD 2BR Townhouse, 1200SF 1.50 baths. Basement. WD hookup. Off st. parking. Electric heat. $890/mo + sec. No pets. (203) 631-6057 WALLINGFORD 2BR Townhouse. Very clean, nice yard, appliances, W/D hookup, off-stparking. No smoking, no pets. $900 + sec. Call 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD 3BR, 2nd flr, lge rms, clean, off st parking, trash pickup, w/d hookup. Sec, credit ck. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1100. 86 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa. WALLINGFORD 6 Room, 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Great Location. 1500+SQFT. Walk to Town Center. Hardwood floors. Washer/Dryer in unit. $1,100/Month. (203) 530-7084 Mark

WALLINGFORD Beautiful Location, N. Main St. Remodeled 5 Rms w/attic space. 2nd flr. A must see! No smoking. $1100 /mo. Sec & refs. (203) 269-7671 WALLINGFORD-2BR, washer & dryer hookup, large yard, offst-parking. $875/mo+sec. Call 203-265-1192 Available Oct. 1. WALLINGFORD-Choate area. Spacious 2 BR, 5 rm, 2nd flr, appliances, hdwd floors, w/d hookup, garage. $1050 +util. 203-265-9871 or 203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD-Quiet country setting 1BR, 2nd flr, stove, refrig, patio. Credit, refs, sec. No pets/smoking. $700/mo +utils. 203-269-9755 WLFD 1BR, 2nd flr, off No. Main St, near library, Choate area. Off st. parking. $775 + sec. No smoking, no pets. 203-265-3092

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-1BR, newly remodeled apt. furnished or not, washer & dryer, A/C, 3rd flr, off-st-park. Nice, convenient. Choate area. No pets. $675. 860-704-0851 WLFD-48 Allen Ave, 1st flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off st parking, $850/ mo, 1-1/2 mo sec. Easy access I91/Merrit Pkwy. 203 430 6896 // WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.


Thursday, October 22, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE



Sunday 10/25, 12-3 223 Hawthorne Dr. Berlin

LOTS & ACREAGE MERIDEN $69,900-Clear open lot. .92acre a plot. Seller says, “make an offer”. Live next door to horses. Dawn 203-235-3300

Silver Ridge Immaculate free standing colonial in sought after “Silver Ridge” community. Stunning views of mountains & foliage. Home features 3BRs, 2.1 baths, granite, hdwd & fireplace. $319,900. Dir: Berlin Tpk to Silver Ridge to Hawthorne. Call Marc Gebeloff (860) 982-6684 William Raveis Real Estate ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN-Room for rent. $140 per week. Includes utilities, wash/dryer. Beautiful Victorian home, nice yard. Call 203537-1772 Lisa

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

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT YALESVILLE- Prime office space. 1200 sq. ft. 1st flr. Major intersection. Contact Jeff 203269-5703

MERIDEN- Research Parkway. 2100sf. Loading dock & drive-in door. Very clean. 203-235-3371

WANTED in Southington single car garage for the winter storage of a sports car. Garage must have electricity for trickle charger. Please call 860-621-2685.


MERIDEN-Store front for lease. Great location! Downtown traffic on busline. $800/mo + utils Call 203-982-3042


OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 82-84 Park St Meriden This 2 family has been gutted and renovated. All utilities sep. $239,900 Innovative Properties


MERIDEN-Location! Location! Location! This quiet E. Side neighborhood home features 2BRs, 1 1/2 bath, refinished hdwd flrs, EIK, lg. LR w/FP, 1st flr washer & dryer, lg enclosed porch, oversized 2 car gar., on a prvt 1/2 acre lot. All appl’s incld. $8,000 tax credit for 1st time buyers. Call 203-927-1465 NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Financing Available 828-247-9966 code 45


GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT INDOOR Trailered Boat/Car Storage/Jet Skis. $19 per foot. Wlfd/Durham. Call for prices 203-751-1977

MERIDEN All the work is done! Warm & inviting updated freshly painted Cape, including siding, roof, C/A, 200amp elec, kit., ba & furnace! New OS 2 car garage & level back yard. Priced well at $219,000. Call Kathy or P. Lane (203) 235-5500

DURHAM Country living. Beautiful Colonial. Manicured lawn, 3BRS, 2 1/2 baths, 18 x32 bonus rm, 3car garage, FP, heated pool, utility shed with generator. $505,000. Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

MERIDEN: 1450 Sq. Ft. office, in modern professional building at 1501 East Main St. This well appointed building offers business tenants a great location at an affordable price, which includes all utilities, ample off street parking and convenient to 1-91 and Rt. 15. 203 281-1010

ADMIN Part-time, Multi Openings Email resume ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Rewarding PT position in small office with diverse responsibilities. Must be well organized, a quick learner, pleasant, have good written/verbal skills and ability to multi-task. Requires some database mgmt and familiarity with online survey tools. (203) 238-1207

AUTOBODY TECHS Tired of not making enough money??? Come join our winning team. We seek Class A techs with experience for our busy, flat rate shop in a state-of the-art facility. Full time. 401K, medical, dental, vacation. EOE. Call Don for appointment


MERIDEN Pleasing to the eye; attractive 2BR, 1 1/2 bath end unit Townhouse w/CAIR. Small & well cared for complex. Low maintenance fees, fresh paint & ready to move in $149,900. Call Sue (203) 265-5618

CNC OPERATOR- 3rd shift, 11pm-7am. $15/hr to start. Send resumes to: Beyond Machine, 20-2 Powers Drive, Meriden, CT 06451. DO NOT APPLY IN PERSON! COOK - Short Order for Breakfast & lunch. Must be reliable w/some exp. In Wallingford. Call 203-752-0485 CUSTOMER SERVICE. Leading Cheshire e-commerce co seeks enthusiastic, caring person w/good computer skills for part-time positions. Competitive wages and benefits. Do not call. Email resume to:

WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$45.99 - 5’x15’-$59.99 10’x10’-$78.00 - 10’x15’-$109.99 10’x20’-$124.99 - 10’x30’-$194.99 All prices subject to 6% tax. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.




DENTAL HYGIENE CLINICAL COORDINATOR Full-Time Briarwood College Southington, CT Establish and sustain relationships with clinical sites; support and observe students in clinical practice. Req: Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), earned master’s degree in dental hygiene or related area, Ph.D. preferred; 3 years teaching experience; three years dental hygiene practice. Send cover letter, resume, references via email by November 6, 2009 to DRIVER Fatten your wallet If you’ve got the drive, we’ve got the opportunity TEMPORARY DRIVER You will be employed and paid by a staffing agency while on temporary assignment to FedEx Ground. It’s extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. You will be supplied with a truck and everything you need to pick up and deliver our customer’s packages. Qualifications: ● 21 years old or older ● Clean driving record ● Drug screen, background checks and physical required ● Customer Service Skills ● One year commercial driving experience strongly preferred. ● No equipment necessary

Bring work history documentation for immediate consideration to our Information Session Monday, 10/19, 1pm sharp 29 Toelles Road Wallingford, CT 06492 If you are unable to attend, visit 10am-2pm, Tuesday-Friday or email

CUSTOMER Service/Dispatcher FT. Home delivery company. Great pay. Call (203) 741-1121 Ask for Tom. WLFD $675,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618

DRIVER WLFD Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more $270,000. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618

MERIDEN Spectacular Townhouse condo in a quiet private location. Features nice kitchen, living room, dining area, 2BRs, 2.1 baths, 1 car garage. Mint! Call Sil Sala for details. Priced right, $189,900. (203) 235-3300

PART TIME True World Foods, a wholesale food distributor needs a driver who is available on Tue, Fri and Sat. from 8:30 AM and can drive med/light duty truck and has clean driving record. Please apply in person. The facility is located on Meriden Rd (Cheshire /Wolcott border) and 600 feet east of the corner of Meriden Rd and Musso View Ave, Cheshire.




ELECTRIC Distribution Engineer The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a highly technical individual to work in the design and development of overhead and underground power distribution lines. The utility serves 23,000 customers in a 50+ square mile distribution area with a peak demand of 130 MW. The Position requires a B.S. degree in electrical engineering plus 2 years of responsible experience in electric utility engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on a year-for year basis. Salary: $65,774$84,153 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax#: (203) 294-2084 Closing date will be November 20, 2009 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE

EXPERIENCED MOTOR MECHANICS For both AC & DC Motors. Job entails disassembly and assembly of lg AC & DC motors and pumps, testing of electrical characteristics as well as measurement of mechanical surfaces. Experience a huge plus. Must supply own hand tools. Exc pay with oppportunity for advancement. Health benefits. 401k. Generous vacation package. Please send resume to: Record-Journal Box 77 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 INFANT/TODDLER Teacher Assistant Aide Must have CDA+ 12 early childhood credits or a degree in ECE. F/T & P/T avail for accredited ECE program. Fax resume to: 203-741-0896 EOE MACHINE OPERATORS Min 3 yr exp (wire drawing, stranding, bobbins a +) for busy Meriden manufacturer; 2nd & 3rd shift only; fast learner w/own transportation; Starting $12$18/hr +benefits. Fax resumes 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@

Occupational TherapistPediatric $2,000 Sign On Bonus! Birth to Three Program & Outpatient Clinic. Seeking dynamic full or part time therapists. Flexible Schedule. Kelly 860-945-3012 x 113; kellygardino@

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 22, 2009 EDUCATION 1133857

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1 - GENERAL KITCHEN WORKER FLOATER 3/12 HOURS PER DAY Come work with a terrific team preparing food in the kitchen and serving lunch to Cheshire's future citizens. Follow the school schedule with summer, weekends and holidays off. 3 ½ hours within this time frame: 10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COME IN EARLIER ON SHORT NOTICE)

Mechanic – Full Time (2nd & 3rd Shifts)

Be a part of our growing team at DATTCO in our retail/fleet repair facilities. We are seeking experienced truck and bus repair technicians who are ASE certified. Use your ASE certifications and years of experience to diagnose and provide quality vehicle repair in a timely and cost effective manner. Applicants must have a good, positive attitude, organizational skills and their own tools. Pay scale depends on ASE certifications and level of experience. Employment available in New Britain. Please send resume to or fill out an application at DATTCO 559 South St., New Britain, CT 06051. AA/EOE


QUALIFICATIONS: H.S. Ed or equivalent. SALARY: $11.45 per hour CLOSING DATE: Nov 2, 2009- 2:00 p.m. Send Letter of Intent & Employment Application to: Cheshire Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 Applications are available at the above address HELP WANTED

SALES 1133510

HELP WANTED seeks motivated, team players for full and part-time positions. Competitive wages & benefits. ● Customer Service ● Production Supervisor ● Graphics/ Embroidery ●Shipping/Receiving Email resume to: jobs@ PART-TIME on horse farm. Feeding & cleaning stalls. Exp’d needed. Movado Farm, Durham (860) 349-8728


Part time position for kitchen design associate/showroom help. Must be experienced in 20/20 Design software. Please send resume to:


MACHINE TECH To troubleshoot & fix complex elec control systems (eg 480V 3 Phase) for busy Meriden manufacturer; knowledge PLCs, drives & electromechanicial system (eg pneumatic & hydraulics); read schematic diagram; machining exp (eg lathe, milling) a +; Starting $20-$25/hr +benefits. Fax resumes 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@

Production: Embroidery/ Screenprinting/ Graphics Leading Cheshire e-commerce co seeks enthusiastic and reliable production supervisor and production staff. Full and part-time positions, experience a plus. Email resume to: or fill out application at 500 Cornwall Ave, Cheshire

PORTER Full-time (40 Hours) Opportunity for well-motivated, energetic candidate to join Miller's housekeeping team. The successful candidate will be skilled in floor care (cleaning and buffing) and have the ability to perform various tasks necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the facility. Must be able to work any shift, including week-ends. Please contact Helen Parisi, Personnel Manager at or contact Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 237-8815. EOE

PROGRAM TECHNICIAN Full time, temporary position, not to exceed 1 year. This position has the potential to become permanent. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. M-F, $13.19-$16.57 /hour depending on experience. Must be a US citizen and a high school graduate. Resumes may be sent to the New Haven/Middlesex County Farm Service Agency, 900 Northrop Rd., Suite A, Wallingford, Ct 06492. Application deadline 10/30/09. USDA is and EOE.


PT 20-30 hrs/week ACCOUNTING CLERK & Sales Support (eg invoicing, order entry) for fast paced Meriden manufacturer; strong computer skills & attention to detail; $12-15/hr. Fax resume 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@

SERVICE TECH Must have license, experience in oil & installations. AC a + On-call night rotation, company van, full benefit pkg. Drug Screen req. Apply: Tuxis Ohrs, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT Attn: Helen.

Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator 40 Scheduled Hours (including some evenings and week-ends) Opportunity for qualified candidate to plan and implement recreational programs for residents of our long-term and short-term rehabilitation facility. The successful candidate must have at minimum, Therapeutic Recreation certification, plus 2 years or more of long-term care experience. Please contact Helen Parisi, Personnel Manager at or contact Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 237-8815. EOE


WEBMASTER & TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR Bethany Covenant Church of Berlin, CT seeks a 30-hr per wk webmaster and technology coordinator to develop and support the church’s computer based resources, including website, email newsletter, selected software applications and graphic design. The candidate will provide overall support to the church staff, including training and support of the staff in the use of technology. The candidate must be proficient in the use of computers to accomplish administrative work using Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and related tools, as well as being proficient in using web design software such as FrontPage, Dreamweaver and Flash. Send resume to Bethany Covenant Church 785 Mill Street Berlin, CT 06037 Attn: Sharon Orlich Administrative Team Leader


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MEDICAL CAREERS MANUFACTURING OPENINGS Ulbrich's manufacturing division in Wallingford has immediate openings for skilled individuals for our slitting, annealing and rolling mill operations. In these positions you will assist in the set-up and operation of heavy, sophisticated equipment in the slitting or rolling mill departments, or have responsibility for operating annealing equipment. These machines are used for the precision processing and heat treatment of stainless steel and high temperature alloys in a high-volume manufacturing environment with strict quality standards. To qualify, applicants must have the following:

●Strong mechanical aptitude ●Available to work on any of our 3 shifts ●At least 5 years of related experience ●Able to quickly gain expertise in operating equipment ●Able to show a good work history with references ●Able to move and lift items up to 50 lbs. ●Able to read, write and speak English ●Able to pass pre-employment drug test and criminal background check Ulbrich offers ●Competitive wages ●Excellent Benefits ●Terrific and safety focused work environment To apply: ●Forward your resume to or ●Stop by our Employment Office at 1 Dudley Avenue in Wallingford. We are open to accept applications M-F from 7-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Learn more about us by visiting our website at: Ulbrich is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, Discrimination, Health Care Denials & General Law. There are Laws to Protect You When Your Rights are Violated. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Greater Meriden/ Berlin Area. 860-357-5517

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PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk removal. Fall clean ups. 203-886-5110


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 22, 2009


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