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Volume 14, Number 43

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New off-road vehicle rules aim to keep the peace

Happy Halloween!

By Maura Gaffney Special to The Citizen

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

The 6th Annual Scarecrow and Fall Foliage Festival brought more than two dozen fanciful and fun scarecrows to Farmington Avenue and Main Steet earlier this month. Creations, such as the “Boo-toven band” seen above, were made by local businesses and organizations. For the winners, see page 5.

At its Oct. 19 meeting, the Town Council approved a new ordinance that puts restrictions on the use of offroad vehicles. The ordinance puts controls on several areas of use. It prohibits ORV operation within 25 feet of a public road or an adjoining property line, unless owner of adjoining property gives written permission. It limits hours of operation, within 250 feet of any residence; riding is allowed from 8 a.m. to 8

p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The ordinance puts a ceiling on noise emissions — 80 decibels at 50 feet away and 99 decibels at about two feet away — and requires mufflers to prevent excessive noise. The fine for violating the ordinance will be $100. Mayor Adam Salina, Deputy Mayor Stephen Morelli and councilors Robert Dacey and William Rasmussen voted in favor of the ordinance. Councilors David Evans and Karen

See Rules, page 12

Election 2010

Voters will see a Nov. 2 ballot chock full of candidates By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Voters will have to wade through a number of names to find their candidates of choice when they pick up their ballots Nov. 2. Referred to as a mid-term election —

as it occurs half way through a presidential term — the campaign season has offered a number of heated races statewide but limited political jostling locally. While high profile contests, such as the Linda McMahonRichard Blumenthal match

for a United States Senate seat, have elevated some candidates’ name recognition, numerous less well-known candidates have a spot on the ballot, too. A voters’ guide follows. Abbreviations are used to designate party endorse-

ment: Democrat, Republican, Green, Independent, Libertarian, Working Families and Socialist Action. In some cases candidates have been endorsed by more than one party. Voters will cast a vote for one candidate for each office unless otherwise

noted. Governor and Lieutenant Governor Tom Foley and Mark D. Boughton (R) Dan Malloy and Nancy

See Voters, page 19

Sherwood Falls holds open house

It was just about a year ago when the Lofts at Sherwood Falls condominium project held a groundbreaking ceremony. Now, the project is well underway with 24 completed units and 15 sold. CIL Development Inc. President and CEO Martin Legault hosted a ribbon cutting and open house Oct. 21 to celebrate the progress. Legault gave a brief history of the property, built in 1893, which housed manufacturing companies over the years. He pointed out that the project includes an easement along the Mattabessett River which has been turned over to the control of the Berlin Conservation Trust.

The project will have 72 units at completion. Smaller units start at $164,900 and larger units go for approximately $200,000. The project is expected to be completed in another 16 to 20 months. Financing and other monetary support for the project came from a number of public and private sources including incentives from the town and an historic structure tax credit from the state. Mayor Adam Salina was among numerous town officials at the opening. “When it comes to landmarks, we don’t want to see them lost,” he said.

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

Mayor Adam Salina, left, and CIL CEO Martin Legault cut a ceremonial ribbon in recognition of the launching of The Lofts at Sherwood Falls.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 28, 2010


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First person account: A haunting in Kensington? Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

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my relatively short visit to the cemetery doesn’t mean there’s nothing supernatural going on there. Perhaps I missed something subtle. Or, maybe ghosts only show themselves to certain people. I don’t know. Then, of course, it’s possible I didn’t see or hear a ghost at South Burying Ground because there isn’t one there. Maybe there is no such thing as ghosts, period. Again, I don’t know. Although I didn’t en-

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Since my nighttime hunt in 2006 produced nothing in the way of ghostly evidence, I decided to try a different tact this time, and walk the cemetery during the late-afternoon. It was an overcast day, and a light rain began to fall as I parked my car and gathered up my things. I was the only person in sight. I had with me the same camera I used during my first visit to the cemetery, four years prior, but my current audio recorder is of a higher quality; the mini-tape recorder I once wielded had

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One chilly October night four years ago, I ventured into a cemetery in town to look for proof of an old, angry ghost rumored to haunt the secluded burying grounds. I brought a tape recorder and a digital camera with me that evening, hoping to capture a voice or image. I roamed the rows of weathered headstones asking questions out loud: “What’s your name?”… “Do you want me to convey a message for you?” From time to time I pointed my camera at the darkness and snapped away at nothing in particular. I came up empty. There was no creepy audio, no ghostly image. Still, the story I wrote about my experience at South Burying Ground generated a lot of response from the community. As soon as the story was published I received a number of calls and e-mails from folks describing their experiences at the Southington Road site. A self-described paranormal investigator even stopped by the office to talk shop. As I stated in the story, the fact I didn’t see or hear anything otherworldly during

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Online help for job seekers now at the library

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library announced that it now offers online access to free expert job coaching through the JobNow™ program from Brainfuse, Inc. Patrons of all ages can access from public computers in their local library or from home, and connect one-on-one to a trained job coach for assistance in their job search process. JobNow™ offers personality assessments for patrons just beginning their job search as well as resume and cover letter templates and examples, live interview practice, online resources, local job search websites, and more. “In today’s unstable economy, when people are

searching for employment more than ever, we are happy to provide this free service,” said library Director Helen Aveline. Any Berlin-Peck Memorial Library cardholder can access JobNow™, seven days a week from 3 to 11p.m. and connect for a one-to-one session in English or Spanish, with a carefully-selected and fully-qualified job coach. If you do not have time for a live session, simply submit your resume at any time of day through the resume lab and a job coach will send it back to you, generally within one business day, with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. JobNow™ provides library patrons with a host of services to help in every step of the job search

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Berlin Briefs

Three burglaries investigated

Berlin police are investigating three recent burglaries and are asking residents to report any suspicious activity. Two of the buglaries occurred Oct. 18 on Farmington Avenue: one in the 700 hundred block, which is a business; and one in the 800 hundred block, which is a residence. Also, there was an

attempted burgalary in the 100 block of the Berlin Turnpike at a business. The Berlin Police Department asks residents to be observant of any suspicious persons or vehicles in these neighborhoods and report it immediately to police headquartesr at (860) 828-7080 or 911. Crime tips can also be submitted via the website:

Silver Ridge veterans’ program The Berlin Community of Silver Ridge is scheduled to honor its Veterans on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 11:11 a.m. The ceremony will take place near the community’s flag pole. The Silver Ridge Community is proud to have had representation in World War II, The Korean War, Viet-

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Scarecrow winners The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department announced the winners in the recent Scarecrow and Fall Festival. The Berlin Best Scarecrows are the Kensington Garden Club’s “Berlin’s Bounty, 225th Birthday” located in front of the former Blockbuster building and Bill Orlowsky’s “The Conductor” in front of BankNorth. A special award went to the Senior Center for “Thank you, Marjorie Moore” located on the corner of Lower Lane. Other winners are: Adult division, first place – Ledgecrest Health Care Center “Dancing with the Stars” located at Bank of America; second place – Realty 3 “Lady Realtor” located at Realty 3; third place – Echo Consignment “Witch” in front of Echo Consignment and Mickey Finn’s “Let’s Go Shopping for the 225th Birthday of the Town of Berlin” at the corner of Lower Lane and Raising Berlin’s “Working Mom” near Stop & Shop. Children’s division winners are: First place – Berlin FIRST Robotics “Sally Ride, First Woman in Space” located in front of the former

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Some scarecrows had a theme related to the town’s 225th anniversary this year, such as this Marjorie Moore tribute created by the Senior Center. Blockbuster; second place – Berlin Free Library Children’s Department “Where the Wild Things Are” near Walgreen’s Pharmacy; third place – Kensington Nursery School “It’s a Treat to go to Kensington Nursery School” at the corner of Lower Lane and the Reinhardt family’s “Where’s Waldo” near Stop & Shop. Scarecrows are scheduled to remain up through Saturday, Oct. 30.

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Election 2010

DeFronzo: ‘I have a public record’ of achievements By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

State Senator Donald DeFronzo, a Democrat, has served eight years as repre s e n t at ive to District 6: Berlin, New Britain and parts of DeFronzo Farmington. Among the major legislative initiatives he’s been involved with are major ethics reforms following the Rowland administration, campaign finance, “to take the special interests out of politics,” and major reform of public housing laws. A lot of his work is centered on issues constituents bring forward. “I’ve tried to be accessible in the time I’ve been here.” “There’s a lot of frustration about the condition of the economy; particularly

jobs and mortgages. I have to believe to some extent this frustration, is focused at the federal level and spills over into local politics,” said DeFronzo. He served four years as mayor of New Britain and then made the decision not to run again. He didn’t run for elected office for 10 years, and then ran for senate. So he has been in and out of elected office in what he said was “not a typical” career pattern for politicians. “There is a cynicism people have about government and lumping all politicians together as crooks or ineffective.” But, DeFronzo said he has demonstrated a bipartisan attitude. “I have a public record and voters can see what I’ve achieved and how I’ve interacted with people.” DeFronzo received endorsements from the Working Family Party and also the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “Policies that make

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sense,” have broad appeal across diverse ideological perspectives, he said. DeFronzo said he has visited several Berlin schools and found them “clean and the maintenance adequate” but “like many school systems, the facilities need constant attention, technical upgrades…it’s important to have a competitive school system.” Regionalization should be promoted and “incentivized so towns feel there’s a benefit to it”, but not mandated. When the positive effects of regionalization become apparent “it will take off on its own,” he said. The Mattabassett District Water Pollution Control Facility, the health district and mutual support in emergency services are examples of successful regionalism, he said. “It’s a big, big issue in Connecticut.” “What people expect from government is accountability and efficiency… government is a big organization

and efficiency is something we have to consistently work at,” DeFronzo said, no matter what party is in control. “Government has certainly grown bigger than it needs to be.” For example, programs — such as alcohol treatment or housing— may splinter over time to serve different segments of the population, such as youth, elderly, urban, and so on, resulting in duplication of services. The senator said the recession cannot be considered over until the unemployment rate gets down to the level of 2007. There is just over nine percent unemployment, the highest level since the 1970s. “That’s unusually high for Connecticut,” DeFronzo said, adding that the result of long-term unemployment can impact the ability of families to pay mortgages and bills. “It’s not over until people are back to work.” New programs to provide more capital to smaller busi-

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Election 2010

State senate candidate Zembko wants to help businesses By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen Henry Zembko, of New Britain, is a Republican running for state senator to serve as representative to District 6: Berlin, New Britain and parts of Farmington. Zembko “I’m not a career politician,” Zembko said. “I come from the private sector.” Having been self-employed with jobs in real estate and car sales, the candidate said “I’ve always have that mind set, that you have to achieve on your own and not expect handouts.” Zembko said he has talked

with many like-minded people in the district and across the state. “With the economy getting worse, with less jobs — people say we need to stop where we’re going and get back to where we should be.” With Berlin being the fifth in the state for vacancies in business properties and New Britain No. 1, that’s cause for concern, Zembko said, adding that the state must be run like a business, and borrowing to balance the budget must stop. “We’re literally borrowing to keep lights on at the capital.” Zembko said “When people have been in there for two, three or four terms, and never owned a business, they can’t understand, or they’ve lost touch, that this is peoples’ money we’re spending.”

Connecticut is now considered the third most “business unfriendly state” in the country, Zembko said. “That’s horrible…a decade ago we were in the middle.” Over-regulation and taxation hurts small to medium size businesses and the cost to regulate and collect, “doesn’t make enough to justify it,” Zembko said. By the time a small business opens its doors, it’s cost between $1,500 and $2,000 in fees, and that discourages enterprise. Zembko favors tax incentives over direct funding. He also noted that Connecticut is the “No. 1 state for 18 to 35 yearolds to leave after gradua-

tion.” With a shrinking work force, less people are able to open a business. A member of the Elks Club, Zembko said the ethic of giving back time and money to the community is vital. “I’m proud to be part of (the Elks). The best way to solve some of our local problems is through community involvement, not handouts…it can help keep communities together and there is less burden on taxpayers.” Unfunded mandates are another unacceptable burden on taxpayers, he said. As he’s campaigned throughout the tri-town District 6 area, Zembko said “A

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Music teacher feted at 95th birthday celebration By Maura Gaffney Special to The Citizen

Helen O’Connell celebrated her 95th birthday Oct. 17 with a special church service at the Berlin Congregational Church followed by a reception in the church dining room. O’Connell, who was baptized at the Berlin Congregational Church and has been attending services there for all of her 95 years, said the service held on her birthday was beautiful. The choir was made up of about 20 family members, and at one point, the children all gathered around to sing “Happy Birthday”. “I’m very blessed,” O’Connell said. A life-long Berlin


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Berlin’s 9/11 Memorial gets fundraising help Organizers say more assistance is welcome By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen


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A kick-off fundraiser to help with the creation of a 9/11 Memorial Park is coming right up. A pasta supper is scheduled for 4:30 to 8 p.m., Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at the Italian Club on Harding Street. The supper is just the beginning say those working on the project. The park is already underway, with plans to create a memorial from steel retrieved by Kensington Fire Rescue, from the World Trade Towers. Local communities can apply to receive

relics, from the site of the terrorist attack, with permission from the 9/11 Families Association. Located in front of the fire house on Farmington Avenue, the park is also part of the town’s Streetscape project and has received financial assistance from grants targeted for that purpose. “We want to get the public involved,” said Ed Egazarian, chairman of the Economic Development Commission. He is helping to organize fundraising efforts with local businesses and organizations. Egazarian said he is happy to lend a hand to anyone who’d like to get involved and who needs support with planning an event. Mayor Adam Salina, Kens-

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Rules Continued from page 1 Maier Drost voted against it. Councilor Rachel Rochette was not present at the meeting. At a public hearing, held just prior to the council meeting, Berlin Police Department Lt. Jim Gosselin explained that, primarily, the ordinance stemmed from a dispute in the area of McMurray Drive, South Slope Drive, West Lane and Chamberlain Highway. Several residents in the area contacted police regarding “unreasonable” use of ORVs by two of their neighbors. Residents complained that ORVs were being used at all hours of the day; creating excessive noise and kicking up dirt and dust throughout the neighborhood. In general, OVR use was having a negative effect on the quality of life in the neighborhood. Gosselin said he responded to complaints and tried to resolve the situation, but was unable to do so. Consequently, an ordinance was pro-

posed a few months later that would restrict the use of ORVs. The ordinance generated strong opposition from the ORV community, and after a public hearing in July, Gosselin was tasked to make further attempts to resolve the dispute. Police Chief Paul Fitzgerald asked Gosselin to call members of the neighborhood together “to mediate the situation and to perhaps even avoid the necessity of having to have an ordinance.” Gosselin reported that “after the fourth session, the neighbors who were operating the ORVs gave him a last best offer which was so far from being acceptable to the other neighbors, that the mediation came to a halt.” He said the mediation was “very frustrating and not practical and I would say quite nearly impossible.” Currently, there are criminal cases pending in connection with the dispute as well. Gosselin concluded that the most effective way to deal with the situation was to give police a tool that would “help neighbors be respectful of

each other’s rights.” While the ordinance was drafted primarily as a result of this dispute, he said there have been complaints from residents in other areas of town as well regarding irresponsible use of ORVs. The town currently has noise and nuisance ordinances on the books, but none of these were directly applicable to the situation at hand. Also, there is a state statute which could apply, but it requires “proof of intent” which is difficult to establish. A town ordinance would be the best tool to resolve this issue and similar issues that arise in the future, according to Gosselin. About a dozen residents voiced their opinions during the hearing. Michael Kromidas, 35 McMurray Drive, lives in the neighborhood where the problems occurred. “Over the summer… the riding was pretty much every day. It was so loud, that downstairs in the basement with the TV up, it was like the bike was right outside the window,” he said, adding that sometimes the riding

lasted for several hours and created a “huge dust show” in the neighborhood to the extent that it spoiled his attempts to eat dinner outdoors. Kromidas said he spoke with the neighbors about their ORV use, but things didn’t change. Steven Beauparlant, 1278 Orchard Road, asked, “What happened to common sense?” He said it’s hard to believe that an ordinance is needed just because of a few problem spots in town. He’s concerned the ordinance will open the door to more regulation. Sandy Karoll, 1447 Orchard Road, said “I don’t want the town to further regulate what I can and cannot do on my property.” Morelli said the ordinance committee tried to preserve the rights of people to use ORVs, but also offer some relief to people who are complaining about their use. He said the ordinance is very reasonable and doesn’t overly restrict the use of ORVs. “I don’t believe that we can make it any less restrictive and still offer relief to people who need relief.” Morelli also said it should

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, October 28, 2010

Parent Breakfast The Berlin High School Counseling Department has scheduled a Parent Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 19 from 8 to 9 a.m. for parents of Grade 9 and 10 Berlin High School students. The breakfast, in the BHS cafeteria, will include a presentation from the counseling staff, words from the high school’s principal Mr. Harnett, and a question/answer period about the counseling programs available to students. An overview of the Comprehensive School Counseling Curriculum will also be discussed. An RSVP would be appreciated. For more information and to RSVP, contact Deborrah Ramirez, Director of School Counseling at (860) 828-6577 X163 or Mary Pacyna, Guidance Secretary at (860) 828-6577, ext. 158.

College funding program The Berlin High School Counseling Department has scheduled a “How To Pay For College” program with Charles Wareham, Financial Advisor from Wareham and Associates on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the

high school auditorium. As an expert on college funding strategies, Wareham will give a presentation to parents to help them better understand their college funding options and strategies. Please note that this is not a sales presentation, it is an evening of valuable information that will benefit you and your student. For more information, contact Patricia Pires at (860) 828-6577, ext. 161 or

Scholastic achievements Lisa M. Chimbar of Berlin has been named to the deans list at The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services for the spring 2010 semester.

2011 All Night Graduation Party Flamingo Flocking The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Nigh Graduation Committee has coordinated a Flamingo Flocking fundraiser. To arrange to have a flock of bright pink flamingos fly to a Berlin family or friend, call (860) 8286986. The All Night Graduation Party is a fun, safe and

memorable drug and alcohol free event for graduating seniors. Holiday Pie Sale The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled Holiday Pie Sale fundraiser. Ten varieties of frozen pies are available for order. Orders are due Monday, Nov. 1; pies are scheduled to be available for pickup Monday, Nov. 18 at Berlin High School. For more information, contact Patti Mangiafico at (860) 828-0414 ( or Donna Rector at (860) 8283094.

Reunions The Berlin High School Class of 2005 has scheduled its 5 year reunion for Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at Rookies in Cromwell. A small charge will be collected at the door for light appetizers. Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 22 to Ryan Zelek at (860) 9445222 or

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Flu clinic – The Berlin VNA has scheduled a flu clinic for today, Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Achieve Financial Credit Union, 279 New Britain Rd. The clinic is open to adults over the age of 18. No appointments are needed. The clinic will accept traditional Medicare, Aetna, Connecticare and Blue Cross. (No Medicare HMO’s including Healthnet, will be accepted.) A fee will be charged for those without insurance. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church.

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Halloween Dance – The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 68 has scheduled a Halloween Dance for Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 154 Porters Pass. The event is for children of all ages. Admission includes prizes for costumes, games, treats, music and dancing. For more infor-


mation and cost, call the American Legion at (860) 8289102. Berlin Historical Society - The Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Peck and Main Streets, welcomes visitors to its museum on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. View displays of the Berlin Trolley, street histories, the Leather Man and his local caves along with our extensive permanent collection of tin, bricks, toys and more. One of the best ways you can be a part of Berlin’s 225th anniversary celebration is to visit the museum and learn more about our town’s history. Meetings are open to the public and are held the third



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St. Paul Ladies Guild The Ladies Guild of St. Paul Church will honor deceased members at a Mass of Remembrance on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the church. A pot luck supper will follow. The Ladies Guild collects non-perishable food items for the town food pantry; cereal is the item that is requested this month. New members are always welcome to any meeting.

Sean Rigsby of Kensington was honored at the 33rd anniversary Help Our Parish Elementary Schools dinner sponsored by the Office of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Hartford recently. The gathering of over 600 included pastors, principals and volunteer leaders representing several school constituencies – parents, grandparents, alumni and friends. The 2010 St. John Neumann Award for Volunteer Service, in recognition of outstanding service to Catholic education at the parish school level, was presented to 126 volunteers from 49 schools. From left: Fr. Robert Schlageter, St. Paul pastor; Rigsby and Robert J. Biancamano, principal.

Forever Young Club The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Father Carroll Hall, Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin. Sallie Caliandri of the Berlin Historical Society is scheduled to speak on the history of Berlin. A short meeting prior to the guest presentation is planned. Adoration in the Church will be available at 6 p.m. for those interested in attending


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prior to the scheduled meeting. Tickets for the annual Christmas party, scheduled for Dec. 2, will be available at the meeting. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Nov. 21. For more information, cost and tickets, contact Bill Dobbs at (860) 829-1468.

New York City bus trip East Berlin United Methodist Church has scheduled a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 6. The bus leaves Berlin from the FoodMart parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and leaves New York City at 7 p.m. For more information, cost and reservations, call (860) 828-5450 or (860) 202-7569.

Berlin Congregational The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled its annual Yankee Peddler Fair for Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features three rooms are filled with local crafters, a bake sale, Holiday Café, Kid’s Room, Church Cookbook and free hourly adult gift drawings. Admission is non-perishable food items for the Berlin Food Pantry. For more information, cost and an application,

call Tina at (860) 284-978. The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled free Tot Time for Thursdays, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the church, 878 Worthington Ridge. Parents with children 1 through 5 years old enjoy craft time, play sessions, snacks, storytime and holiday parties. No registration is needed. For more information, call (860) 828-6586.

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Matthew Beatman and his son, Jared, 9, of Kensington are pictured with a 25 pound, 42 inch striper (striped bass) that they caught off Cape Cod this past summer. Jared is a fourth grade student at Willard Elementary School.

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Carmelo DeGrandi, 80, of Kensington, entered eternal rest on Oct. 23, 2010 at the Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. He was the beloved husband of Sarina Bombaci DeGrandi. He was born in Floridia, Sicily on Sept. 8, 1930, son of the late Antono and Giuseppina Amodeo DeGrandi. He was a machinist at Fafnir Bearing Company for many years and a communicant of St. Paul Church. He was a member of the Italian American Independent Political Club. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his son, Anthony and his wife Pam of South Windsor; daughter Josie and her husband Anthony Cardinale of South Windsor; cherished

grandchildren Bryan, Michael and Amy DeGrandi, Nicholas, David, and Gianna Cardinale; brothers Paul, Joe, and Mario DeGrandi and their families. Services were held Oct. 26, 2010 from Porter’s Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church. Entombment was at St. Mary‘s Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Carmelo’s name be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 061083272. For a printable version of obituaries, visit The obituaries section features, an online provider of obituaries, guestbook and funeral home information.

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JobNow, an online job coaching service. This service can be accessed from the library’s website Book sale Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library sponsors an “almost new” book sale at the Community Center, located in the lower level of the library. The book sale is open Mondays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Most books are only $1. Next Good Book Berlin-Peck Memorial Library subscribes to Next Good Book, a new online service. The service, sponsored by The Friends of the Library, enables patrons to create personalized virtual bookshelves to keep track of what they’re reading, what they want to read and their favorite titles. Within this one database, patrons can also search for award winning books, browse subject categories, find read-alikes, and discuss and comment on books with other readers. Book lovers are invited to visit to participate in this new online experience.

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Halloween Storytime Halloween Family Storytime is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to dress in costume and come for a fun evening of stories and a short film. Goodie bags will be distributed. Registration is required. Drop-in storytime Drop-in stories for preschoolers and kindergarteners are scheduled to begin Sept. 20. No registrations is required. Tuesdays at 1:30 for 3 ½ to 6 years old. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for all ages. The theme for the week of Nov. 1 is mice. Author visit The Friends of the BerlinPeck Memorial Library has scheduled author Matthew Dicks for Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. Dicks is the author of Unexpectedly Milo, a story of an obsessive- compulsive male nurse who is trying to solve the disappearance of a young girl which he learns about in a videotape he finds. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Author visit Connecticut author Steve Liskow is scheduled to visit the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. He will discuss his book Who Wrote the Book of Death? And well as his short stories. Please call the library at (860) 828-7125 to reserve a seat. Yearbooks needed The Local History Room of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Li-

brary is in need of the following Berlin High School yearbooks: 2002, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988. The library appreciates any and all donations. Playtime Playtime is an opportunity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play and socialize together with parents in the meeting room of the library. It is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration is necessary. Storytime Storytime is an early literacy program that highlights the six skills needed for prereaders and reading readiness. Registration is required for the parent-child programs, as space is limited. The storytime scheduled is: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for 2 ½ to 3 ½ years old. Mondays at 11:30 a.m. for 1 ½ to 2 ½ years old. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for 1 ½ to 2 ½ years old. Drop-in stories (for preschoolers and kindergarteners): Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. for 3 ½ to 6 years old Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for all ages Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for all ages. Health Information The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library subscribes to Consumer Reports on Health and The Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Both are great resources for up-to-date medical information and advice and are available for patrons in our reference department. Online Employment Help Need help writing a resume or cover letter or interested in receiving online interview coaching? The library subscribes to

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

More gridlock

To the editor: How in the world, on a busy day, can the police ever answer a call if Farmington Avenue is full of traffic since the road is only a two lane road? There is going to be even more gridlock when the station is there and the officers will be stuck even with the lights flashing since there will be no where for the

civilians to go to get out of their way? I feel the town should have taken a more logical look at possible sites. Also, if the underpass gets flooded, as usual, they will only be able go one way, and that would also be a strain on the nerves of both officers and townsfolk. Jay Ritter Berlin

Letters policy — E-mail letters to news@theberlincitizen; mail to 979 Farmington Ave., Kensington, CT 06037 or fax to (860) 829-5733. — The Citizen will print only one letter per person each month. — Letters should be approximately 300 words. We reserve the right to edit letters. — Letters must be signed and names will appear in print. — Include a phone number so The Citizen can contact you for verification. — Letters must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday to be considered for publication for the following Thursday.

Commentary Election 2010

A commitment to public service is my way of life By Joe Aresimowicz As a father, veteran and coach I have learned the values that have guided me as the State Representative for Berlin and Southington (30th District) since Aresimowicz 2004. For 19 years, I have been married to my wife Crystal. We have three children; Michael who will be graduating from Berlin High School this year, six year-old Ryan and my daughter Kaitlynn, who is four. I served in the United States Army Reserve as a

Government Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 28 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 Historic District, Town Hall Room 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 Inlands/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Veterans Commission, American Legion

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Post 68, Porters Pass, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 6:30 p.m. Youth Advisory Board, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 Economic Development, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Public Health Nursing VNA, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 7 p.m.

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Combat Medic from 1990 until I was honorably discharged in 1997. I am a lifelong resident of Berlin and educated in its public school system. After serving in the Army Reserve, I attended the National Academy of Health Sciences and the National Labor College. As those who know me are well aware, my family is everything to me, and my second passion is coaching. The experience of working with children over the last 15 years has taught me the value of teamwork and long term goal planning. I believe my experience has made me a better person and legislator; a legislator who will always choose to do what’s right for our community regardless of party lines. That’s why I voted against two of the last three budgets. The budget had many good parts, including no new taxes and no cuts in funding to Connecticut’s towns. Never-the-less, I could not in good conscience vote ‘yes’ to raise your electric rates — or to borrow and use onetime revenue sources (including federal stimulus funds) to solve long-term deficits instead of using the budget crisis as an opportunity to make the type of structural changes that these tough economic times demand. The most important issue, to everyone I talk to, is jobs. That’s why I will continue to lead the charge for the state to give preference, and outright require businesses that want to bid on state contracts to be in-state businesses. It doesn’t make fiscal sense to send your hard earned mon-

ey out of state —or even worse overseas — when our residents are ready, willing and able to provide the same service. I have dedicated nearly my entire life to public service, serving on the Berlin Town Council for three terms and then having the honor of representing Berlin and Southington in Hartford. I look forward to serving another term and doing what I love, helping people. My legislative experience and understanding of the complexities of running town government has been beneficial to the residents of the 30th district. I under-

stand the difficulties town governments have to provide good education and a safe and attractive environment to raise a family. I look forward to taking on those challenges and continuing to work in the best interest of all the residents in Berlin and Southington. (The Citizen invited each of the candidates, for state legislative office, who will represent Berlin, to submit a message to voters in regards to his or her candidacy. State Senator Donald DeFronzo and Rep. Joe Aresimowicz sent in commentaries; DeFronzo’s ran last week. Henry Zembko, a candidate for state senator sent his regrets and said he did not have time at this point to participate. Jim Sargent, a candidate for state representative from the 30th District sent his apologies for not participating due to missing the submission deadline. Rep. Catherine Abercrombie, representing the 83rd District, is running unopposed. She did not participate.)

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Candidate for United States Senate Linda McMahon, with Scott Veley of the Berlin Republican Town Committee, tours Farmington Avenue.

McMahon tours Berlin Linda McMahon, candidate for United States Senate, toured local businesses in downtown Berlin Oct. 20. McMahon was greeted by members of the Republican Town Committee, Veterans for McMahon, as well as other supporters. The tour began at Matson Rug on Farmington Avenue. McMahon is running against Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

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Does your club, civic organization, charitable cause, youth group, or church have a story it would like to share with our readers? Did your organization host an event, have an adventure, travel, do a good deed, celebrate a milestone? Here’s a chance to turn the

spotlight on what’s going on in your corner of Berlin. All you have to do is tell us about your group’s activities, in 500 words or less, and send it along with a photo to Questions? Call (860)8295720.

Voting district locations All five polls will be open Nov. 2 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. District 1 – Willard Elementary School, 1088 Norton Rd. District 2 – American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass District 3 – Hubbard Elementary School, 139 Grove St., East Berlin District 4 – Senior Center, 31 Colonial Dr. District 5 – Griswold Elementary School, 133 Heather Lane

Submission reminder

The Berlin Citizen welcomes submissions regarding upcoming events happening in the community. We do our best to run a submission at least one time. However, due to space constraints, we cannot guarantee a submission will be published on a specific date. To ensure your submission runs exactly as you would like it to, contact our sales representative Annemarie Goulet at (860) 829-5720, ext. 3102;

Wyman (D) also endorsed by (WF) Thomas R. Marsh and Cicero B. Booker Jr. (I) United States Senator Linda E. McMahon (R) Richard Blumenthal (D) also endorsed by (WF) John Mertens, Connecticut for Lieberman Warren B. Mosler (I) Representative in Congress Ann Brickley (R) John B. Larson (D) also endorsed by (WF) Kenneth J. Krayeske (G) Christopher J. Hutchinson (SA) State senator 6th district Henry Zembko (R) Donald DeFronzo (D) also endorsed by (WF)

Haunting Continued from page 3 been set aside for a sleek digital type. (I’ve seen enough ghost hunting shows to know that digital is the only way to go in an effort such as this.) Strolling around the right side of the cemetery — where the old, angry ghost is said to reside –— I pressed the record button on my digital audio device and began asking questions, whatever came to mind: “Is there a spirit who would like to say something?” … “Is there a spirit living in this cemetery?” … “Are you stuck here?” Then I took a harsher tone. “Are you able to communicate with the living, or are you too weak of a spirit to do that?” I didn’t hear any response, but I didn’t expect to. I just hoped the digital recorder had picked up something inaudible at the time. I had been at South Burying Ground for half an hour, and with the rain falling a bit more steadily, was ready to call it a day. I had walked the length of the right side of the cemetery several times, taken pictures, recorded lots of audio. So I headed out. It wasn’t until I returned

State representative 83rd district Catherine F. Abercrombie (D) State Representative 30th District Jim Sargent (R) Joe Aresimowicz (D) also endorsed by (WF) Secretary of the state Republican Jerry Farrell Jr. (R) Denise Merrill (D) also endorsed by (WF) Michael DeRosa (G) Ken Mosher (L) Michael J. Telesca(I) Treasurer Jeff Wright (R) Denise L. Nappier (D) also endorsed by (WF) S. Davie Bue (G) Andrew Grant White (I) Comptroller Jack Orchulli (R) Kevin Lembo (D) also en-

dorsed by (WF) Colin D. Bennett (G) Joshua Katz (L) Hugh Dolan (I) Attorney General Martha Dean (R) George Jepson (D) (WF) Stephen E.D. Fournier (G) Judge of Probate Walter A. Clebowicz endorsed by (R) (D) Registrar of Voters (Each party will have one registrar elected.) Elizabeth A. Tedeschi (R) Charles W. Warner (D) Board of Education non-partisan; vote for any four Julie M. Erickson John M. Richards Cynthia B. Kobus Kathleen A. O’DonnellMoss

to work the next day that I realized I may not have been alone at South Burying Ground. Listening to the digital audio at my desk the following afternoon, I was stunned to hear an airy, male voice 10 seconds after I asked if the spirit was “too weak” to contact the living. I rewound the quick response dozens of times before I was able to make out two words: Watch it — as in “you don’t want to upset me.” I got chills. I did my best to disprove the “watch it”, but I couldn’t. The sound was like nothing else I recorded at South Burying Ground. It couldn’t

be mistaken for the hum of cars, or the rain, or the crinkling of my jacket, or footsteps, or wildlife. It was a voice. And whoever, or whatever, uttered “watch it” had been right next to me. I played the audio for my wife. She heard “watch it.” I played it for two of my buddies. They heard it, too. Could we all be mistaken? I suppose so. But I know one thing for sure — my ghosthunting days are over. And for anyone considering tracking down the old, angry ghost at South Burying Ground, my advice is this: watch it.

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

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


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The Central Connecticut Health District has scheduled flu vaccination clinics in Berlin, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield as follows: Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Berlin Community Center. Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rocky Hill Community Center, 55 Church Street, Rocky Hill. Thursday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street, Wethersfield. The flu vaccination is available for anyone age 4 years and older regardless of town of residence. CCHD will bill all Medicare Part B plans, ConnectiCare plans, Aetna Medicare plan (PFFS only), Anthem Medicare plan, and Health Net (United) Medicare plan. Participants must bring insurance card to receive their flu vaccination at no charge. The cost for all others is $25; a receipt will be provided upon request.

Pneumonia shots are also available; the cost is $40. Only Medicare Part B and Anthem Medicare plans can be billed for pneumonia shots by CCHD. Participants are asked to wear short sleeves or loosesleeved clothes. For more information or to arrange for a home visit for totally homebound residents of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, call (860) 721-2818.

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Alzheimer’s support The Andrew House, 66 Clinic Drive, New Britain, hosts an Alzheimer’s support group on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome and admission is free. For more information, call Kathy Mulrooney at (860) 225-8608.

Stroke survivors MidState Medical Center has scheduled a Stroke Support Group, an interactive group designed to assist stroke survivors and their caregivers in learning more about stroke and recovery issues, as well as share common challenges and experiences. The group will meet on the first Wednesday of

Amanda Cohen poses in front of the Connecticut Humane Society after donating cash and dog food to the organization. Over the summer, Amanda distributed a flyer she created requesting donations from her neighbors. each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in conference room 7 at MidState Medical Center.

Drivers needed The Middlesex central CT Chapter of the American Red Cross has openings for volunteer drivers for the sen-

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Senior Happenings

The Kensington Nursery School is scheduled to visit the Senior Center on Friday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The children plan to parade, in costume, and sing for the residents.

from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Center. Appointments with Cheryl Eiderdown, MSW Intern, are required. Eiderdown also will schedule home appointments. For more information and to make an appointment, call (860) 225-3561, ext. 335.

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The key keeper program is sponsored by the Senior Center in cooperation with the Berlin Police Department. This free program provides assistance when seniors misplace or lose house and/or car keys. For more information and an application call the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006.

The Senior Center has scheduled the following trips. For more information, call (860) 828-7006. Nov. 3 — Tutankhamun – New York City. Dec. 10 — Christmas in Connecticut at the Wadsworth Athenaeum. Jan. 27-28 — Mohegan Sun overnight. February — Cabaret Lulu at Old Sturbridge Village. March 15-23 — Sorrento, Italy. March 16 — Boston Flower Show/Spirit of Boston. April 7-8 — Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City. April 12 — Botanical Gar-

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AARP trips The Berlins AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. Nov. 19 — Radio City Rockettes at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Dec. 10 — A Salem Cross

Christmas and Bright Lights. Feb. 17 — Late Nite Catechism 2 at the Warner Theatre. March 8 — Tony Kenny’s Ireland at Chez Josef in Agawam, Mass. May 25 — “Oh What a Night� musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Aqua Turf Club. May — Cruise to Bermuda. June — Bar Harbor and Bangor, Maine. Aug. 11 and 12 — Saratoga Racetrack and the historic Queensbury Hotel.

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Thanks to a donation of a computer and printer from the Friends of Berlin Public Health Nursing Services, seniors are invited to use this equipment free of charge. Sign up at scheduled computer time at the Senior Center.

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Results of the Berlin Strikette Bowling League from Oct. 12: High Triple: Alice Ming, 466. Alice Ming, 164; Norma Flynn, 162. Results of the Senior Bowling League from Oct. 15: Mike Koval, 205; Ed Picard, 186; Chuck Leonhardt, 179; Walt Wallace, 178; Dot Breski, 164; Ferd Brochu, 164; Laura Brochu, 164; Marie Kaczynski, 157; Charles Snetro, 154; Joe Sytulek, 154. Results of the Berlin Strikette Bowling League from Oct. 19: High Triple: Marie Kaczynski, 453. Marie Kaczynski, 168; Irene Willametz, 165; Florence Gillette, 151. Results of the Senior Bowling League from Oct. 22: Mike Koval, 199; Walt Wallace, 179; Chuck Leonhardt, 165; Joe Sytulek, 164; John Nappi, 154; Florence Gillette, 153; Laura Brochu, 152.

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Farmington Bank has scheduled a grand opening celebration at the Berlin branch on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to all. The branch, which opened for business on Oct. 19, is lo-

cated at 1191 Farmington Avenue on Route 372. “We are honored to become a member of the Berlin community,” said John J. Patrick, Farmington Bank chairman, president and CEO. “Our branch will offer a complete line of banking products and services for both consumers and busi-

nesses, and will be delivered with the kind of customer service that has made Farmington Bank a strong, stable financial institution in Central Connecticut for nearly 160 years.” Farmington Bank will also bring its long-standing community commitment to Berlin, led by the financial contributions of the FB Foundation, the charitable arm of Farmington Bank. In honor of the new branch, the FB Foundation will make $2,500 contributions to each of three Berlin-based nonprofit organizations: the Community Services Department of the Town of Berlin, the Town of Berlin Youth Services and the Berlin-Kensington YMCA. Leading the Berlin office will be Farmington Bank Vice President and Branch

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Outstanding The Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin congratulates Liz Maher for being selected as the Outstanding Member for 2009-2010.

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The Public Relations Society of America has inducted Francis L. Onofrio, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, Mason, Inc. into the PRSA College of Fellows. Onofrio, of Berlin, is the sole inductee from New England in 2010. The College of FelOnofrio lows was founded in 1990 to honor professionals in the Public Relations field who have contributed significantly to the public relations profession. Candidates must have at least 20 years of experience as a public relations practitioner or educator and must demonstrate incomparable qualities while advancing the profession. With more than 25 years of experience, Onofrio was recently named President of Mason, Inc. where he offers clients strategic brand planning. Onofrio is a former PRSA national board director and currently serves on the University of Connecticut Alumni Association board of directors. Prior to joining Mason, Onofrio was Public Relations and Marketing Director at Travelers Insurance.



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CCC Cross Country Championships

Sylvain, Berlin dish out some payback

Harriers have ‘farexceeded’ expectations

By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

In a sport like cross country, a team’s record and where it finishes place-wise at competitions is seldom the be-all and end-all. No, in cross country, a team’s success most often is judged by how much time it drops throughout the course of the season. By that barometer, the 2010 Berlin High School boys cross country team has had a very productive campaign. Last week, at the 30-plus team Central Connecticut Conference championship meet, the locals clocked a season-best time of 1:35:04, which is nearly 10 minutes faster than their time at the start of the year. Berlin’s performance at

Berlin High School’s Shaun Sullivan closes in on the finish line at the 2010 Central Connecticut championship meet, held last week at Wickham Park in Manchester. Sullivan was the BHS boys team’s top finisher that afternoon.

the 3.1-mile CCC meet, held at Wickham Park in Manchester, landed it in third place in the South Division. Bristol Central and Plainville finished one-two respectively in the South.

Team captains, senior Shaun Sullivan (12th CCC South, 18:26) and junior Will Cavedon (14th, 18:43) paced the Redcoats at the CCC See Boys, next page

The Bristol Eastern girls cross country team had Berlin’s number. At the 2009 Central Connecticut Conference championship meet, five Bristol Eastern harriers completed the race before a single Berlin runner came across the finish line. And the first time the teams met up this season, Bristol Eastern topped Berlin by seven points. But recently, the Lady Redcoats exacted some revenge. Paced by team captain Kaylene Sylvain, Berlin edged Bristol Eastern by three points at the 32-team Central Connecticut Conference championship meet, held last week at Wickham Park in Manchester. The Lady Redcoats finished 10th overall that afternoon, and second behind

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Kaylene Sylvain led the Berlin girls at the CCCevent.

Bristol Central in the CCC South Division. Bristol Eastern was third in the South. However, because Bristol Eastern out-ran Berlin during the regular season, the ri-

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Stage set for Homecoming battle By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen Berlin and Bristol Eastern have done what they were supposed to do. They are the top two football teams in CCC Division III. It’s Homecoming Night at Sage Park in Berlin, Friday at 7:30 p.m. Game on. “The stage is set,” Berlin coach John Capodice said. Berlin had to battle a little bit harder than expected to join the Lancers at 6-0 for that big clash to come. The Redcoats got a big play at the end of the first half and shut down Rocky Hill in the second half to ease away for a 50-14 victory on the road last week. Max DeLorenzo ran 12 times for 202 yards and two rushing touchdowns, but it was his big play on special teams that turned the game in Berlin’s favor for good. Just after Rocky Hill closed to within 22-

14 on Adam Marzilli’s second touchdown run, DeLorenzo took the kickoff back 70 yards for a score in the final seconds of the first half. Quarterback Zach Zulkiewicz connected with Mason Powers for the twopoint conversion and the Redcoats had a 30-14 halftime lead. “Max does what he does for us,” Capodice said. “He’s a great player and he got some outstanding blocking on the return. “That was a big play to end the first half. We knew we’d get the ball to start the second half and we had scored on every possession.” Berlin had to make adjustments without two starters in the defensive line. Senior Mike Aresimowicz went down with an injury in the Simsbury game, but is expected back for Bristol Eastern. The Redcoats also lost senior Joe Dellaquila on the See Battle, page 29

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Max DeLorenzo, pictured in action this season, scored three touchdowns to help lead the Berlin High School football team to a 50-14 victory over Rocky Hill last week.


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‘Coats Notes

The Berlin High School boys soccer team topped Bristol Central, 2-0, last week to improve to 6-2-3. Alex Bednarek and Kevin Stritch scored. D.J. Caron, in for Kyle Kureczka, earned the save in goal. The Redcoats went on to drop a 1-0 decision to Bristol Eastern. Berlin is slated to wrap up its regular season slate Nov. 1. “Right now we are looking forward to finishing the regular season on a high note. With the postseason coming, things are going well from all aspects,” BHS coach Dave Francalangia said.

Heading into this week, the Berlin High School girls soccer team owned a record of 8-4-1. The Lady Redcoats’ fourth loss came last week to Bristol Eastern. Shannon Murphy notched Berlin’s lone goal in the 2-1 defeat. At press time, the Berlin High School girls volleyball team was one victory away from earning a spot in the postseason. A 3-2 loss to Platt Monday night left the Lady Redcoats with a record of 7-9. A team must win at least eight of its regular season matches to punch a ticket to the state tournament. Lia D’amato had 32 digs against Platt. Berlin’s Kait-


ence honors. “I feel we did really good. Everyone got one of their personal records here.” Also garnering All-CCC accolades for Berlin were Brittany Sullivan and Paige Young. Sullivan, a freshman, placed seventh in the CCC South with a time of 21:04. Young, a sophomore, clocked a time of 22:01 and finished 12th. Also representing Berlin at the CCC meet were Stef Parillo (15th, 22:39), Chelsea Vujs (17th, 22:45), Nikki Sylvain (19th, 23:19) and Megan Mor-

Continued from page 27 vals ended up tied for second in the CCC South’s final standings. Sylvain navigated the 3.1mile Wickham Park course in a time of 20:51, which farexceeded the junior’s goal of 21:30. “I thought I was pretty good. It was a hard course, but it was the fastest I’ve gone,” said Sylvain, who finished fifth in the South Division and earned all-confer-

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The Berlin High School girls soccer team’s Anna Chmura controls the ball during a game with Bristol Central last week. lyn Cantafi and Amanda McLeod had seven kills apiece. A strong showing from Briana Cass wasn’t enough to push the Berlin High School girls swim team past Newington last week. The Lady Redcoats fell, 92-89, and headed into this week with a record of 5-2. — Nick Carroll

rison (20th, 23:42). “The team had the fastest team time I could find going back to at least 1993,” BHS coach Steve Soucy said, pointing out the Lady Redcoats’ team time of 1:49:20 at the CCC meet was some 14 minutes faster than their time at the outset of the season. “Hopefully they can keep it going for one more race,” Soucy added. The Lady Redcoats will next compete in the CIAC Class MM state championship meet Saturday, Oct. 30 at Wickham Park.

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Continued from page 27 event. The duo earned allconference honors. “I think I did real well. This is my best time for this course, ever,” said Sullivan. “And our team did really good.” Sullivan said the Wickham Invitational, held earlier this month, allowed the Berlin harriers to arrive at the CCC meet with a strategy. “Everyone stayed back a little bit and then picked off people as we went,” he said. With the regular season results included, Berlin ended up tied for third with Middletown in the CCC South’s final standings. Middletown edged the Redcoats during the regu-

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lar season, but Berlin bested the Blue Dragons by 14 points at the CCC championship meet. Sullivan believes the Redcoats “far-exceeded” expectations this fall. “Our goal was to get everyone under 20 (minutes) and we passed that by a lot today,” said the senior. “We started off with not too many people doing what they thought they would, but everyone picked it up for the end of the year.” Rounding out the Berlin slate at the CCC meet were Brendan McLarty (15th, 18:45), Matt Kall (27th, 19:30), James Dwyer (28th, 19:40), Ryan Kliszewski (36th, 20:52) and Andrew Kuper (43rd, 21:42). Next up for the Redcoats is the CIAC Class MM state meet. That event will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at Wickham Park.

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Youth Sports

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U13 girls Berlin 3, Plainville 0: Jody DiCicco, Emma Wade and Kelsey Kozon propelled the locals to victory in a friendly. Assists were logged by Valerie Sternberg, Victoria Drumski and Jillian Ruscito. Berlin’s shutout defense was anchored by Brooke Strobino, Allison Brown and Stephanie Trevethan. Keeper Emma Sokolowski notched the shutout. Berlin 2, Rocky Hill 0: Victoria Drumski and Haley Vanty each netted a goal in the second half as Berlin earned a hard-fought league win. Nicole Zieba and Kimberly Tencza helped the locals keep the pressure on Rocky Hill’s defense. Berlin’s defensive unit of Brooke Strobino, Allison Brown, Stephanie Trevethan and

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“It was just a good overall team effort,” Capodice said. “We put up 50 points and gave up just two scores.” Berlin would take that effort Friday. Bristol Eastern has averaged just over 32 points a game, scoring in the 40s twice with experienced skillposition players, but has allowed 116 points (19.3 per game). Berlin has outscored opponents, 236-48. “They are big and physical running the ball,” Capodice said of Bristol Eastern. “We know what they do. We just have to stop it.” Eastern and Berlin are both 5-0 in CCC Division III.


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first play of the game against Rocky Hill. Capodice said Dellaquila should be back for Eastern as well. Rocky Hill capitalized, compiling 236 yards rushing. Marzilli had 141 on 23 carries. But the Redcoats closed the door on the Terriers (1-5) in the second half. Seniors Frank Murphy and Matt Padykula led the way for Berlin with 13 tackles each. “They are two tough kids,” Capodice said. “They do a really good job running to the ball.”

Kelsey Kozon helped keeper Emma Sokolowski earn her second consecutive shutout. U11 girls Berlin 2, Farmington 1: Despite missing several key players, Berlin managed to prevail. Stepping up for the locals were Alexandra Comstock (goal, assist), Alexa Kavarsky (goal) and Hannah Schulz (assist). Strong defense was provided by Madison Taricani and Libby Arioan. Berlin 4, Manchester 0: Cara Wade provided two goals in the first half and a shutout in goal in the second to help Berlin stay undefeated in league play. Also scoring were Nikki Xiarhos and Olivia Curtin. Assisting were Cameron Michalek, Maeve McQuillan and Alexandra Comstock. Helping anchor Berlin’s defense were Courtney Vogel and Macy Cohen.


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Gary and Linda (Janczura) Somerset of Berlin celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24. The couple married Oct. 24, 1970 at St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden. They have two children: Gary Somerset Jr., and his wife Elizabeth of Bowie, Md.; and Amanda, and her husband Phil Colon of Berlin, and two grandchildren, Ciara Colon and Claudia Somerset. The couple has been in the Diary Queen business since the mid-1970s, first in Meriden and then purchasing the Berlin Dairy Queen in 1980. Gary Jr. and Amanda hosted a surprise anniversary party for friends and family this past summer.

Edward and Kathleen Ryan of Berlin announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine to Brendon W. Martin of Wallingford, son of William and Lori Martin of Schenectady, N.Y. The bride-to-be holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Keene State College, New Hampshire and a Master of Science degree in counseling and student development in higher education from Central Connecticut State University. She is employed as associate director at the Advising and Exploration Center at the University of Connecticut, greater Hartford campus. Her fiancé holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration-marketing from Bryant University, Rhode Island. He is employed as Director of Annual Giving, Notre Dame High School in West Haven. An October 2010 wedding at St. Paul Church is planned.


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Police Blotter Oct. 2 Michael B. Kennedy, 48, 149 Fairview Dr., disorderly conduct/assaultive. Tyler Winkler, 22, 1104 Farmington Ave., second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct – other. Oct. 3 Lee Cooper, 52, 102 Berlin Turnpike, second-degree failure to appear. Michael Leland, 58, 176 Berlin Turnpike, second-degree failure to appear.

The Berlin Police Department reported the following arrests.

Sept. 29 Christopher Santerre, 24, 491 Lower Lane, second-degree larceny – auto theft, using a motor vehicle without owners permission by fraud. Oct. 1 William J. Warjenski, Jr., 36, 319 New Britain Rd., refusal to submit to chemical test, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

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The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office. Toll CT LP to Maurice and Shanaz Lazurus, 33 Iris Way, $281,367. Westview of Berlin to Karne E. Kearns, 95 South Ridge Lane, Unit D101, $242,550. Cil Dev. of Kensington to Brian D. and Patricia A. Chase, 10 Main St., Unit 205, $239,900. Westview of Berlin LLC to Mimiza S. Kapedani, 95 South Ridge Lane, Unit D202, $233,470.

Cil Dev. of Kensington to Donald Demaine, 10 Main St., Unit 403, $214,900. Sylvia M. Szymanski to Stacie M. Driggers, 41 Newton St., $195,000. Cil Dev. of Kensington to Brian T. Schmalberger, 10 Main St., Unit 202, $189,900. Daniel M. Misteri and Bonita Sheffield to Bordiere Bldng & Realty, property on Upson Avenue, $115,000. Andrea R. Botticello to Lance E. Montgomery, 319 New Britain Rd., Unit 301, $104,900. 532 New Britain Rd. Kensington (860) 828-0377


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Simply gorgeous 3,523 sq. ft. Cape w/spacious in-law apt. 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3 car garage. Entertain inside or out...expansive & flowing flr. pln. is perfect for gatherings or daily living. 1st flr. master suite. 2.79 private acres. LLevel walks out to wonderful patio and new IG pool. Immaculate! $519,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

Classic Col. w/plenty of space for everyone. .69 acre lot nestled at end of cul-de-sac. 3 bdrms., 2.1 bths. 3 fireplaces, wd. flrs., built-ins, frml. DR, frt. to back frlm. rm. w/fplc., fam. rm. w/frplc., 15x20 fin. walkout w/wd. stove, mstr. suite. New roof 09, new furnace, vinyl windows... $339,900. Derk or Dennis 883-7091.

Builder says “MUST SELL” Bring offers! Wonderful private new subdivision. This home features 4 large bedrooms, 2nd floor laundry, great room open to the kitchen. hardwood floors thru out first floor. Quartz countertops, tray ceiling in dining room. Move right in! $499,900.

A unique opportunity to own a newly completed home in the established Vineyard Acres neighborhood.This classic colonial has 3 spacious BR, second floor laundry, hdwd flrs, fantastic kit with and open floor plan to family room with FP. Additional bonus space for future office or rec. room.Wonderful features-MOVE RIGHT IN!! -A must see in new construction. Come see! $499,900.




Just Listed! Great starter home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Dining room area wide open to kitchen. Desirable location, large fenced-in backyard. Close to schools and shopping. Priced to sell! $185,000.

Rare opportunity to own on Shuttle Meadow Golf Course! This classic Colonial is charming in every way. Situated in park like setting overlooking the 8th hole of the course. This home has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and many other classic features - original built-ins, hardwood floors and plenty of storage. Not to be missed! $489,900.


BERLIN 3 bdrm. oversized Ranch on beautiful lot! Open flr. pln., stone frpl., dining room with built-in. Lower level part fin. with FP. Fenced yard with pool and poolhouse with bathroom. $299,900. Betsy Cooney 966-4296.

Beautiful 4 BR Col. in grt. neighborhood location. Outstanding open flr. pln. for ent. Custom cherry built-in farmrm./office. Frm. Dr. Wd. flrs., C/A, FPL. Remodeled baths & Lndry. Very Generous sized bdrms. & a fantastic open level. 2 Ac. $449,900. Derek or Dennis 883-7091.

criminal trespass, third-degree burglary. Timothy A. Dean, 47, 108 Treasure Ave., possession of marijuana less than 4 oz., drug paraphernalia. Oct. 7 William J. Power, 47, 251 Pleasant St., New Britain, thirddegree assault, disorderly conduct by intimidation. Steven Martin, 33, 24 Bradley St., New Britain, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, refusal to submit to chemical test. Oct. 8 Keith Kavarshy, 40, 97 Ledge Dr., third-degree assault. Oct. 9 John F. Pricone, 50, 53 Treasure Ave., third-degree assault, violation of protective order/threatening, operating under suspension. Oct. 10 Zachary S. Robinson, 23, 655 Talcottville Rd., Vernon, third-degree con/burglary, sixth-degree larceny (general), first-degree larceny – auto theft, third-degree criminal trespass, third-degree burglary. Brittany T. Ames, 19, 131 Glen St., New Britain, third-degree con/burglary, sixth-degree larceny (general), third-degree criminal trespass, third-degree burglary. Ryan Malloy, 23, 55 Main St., East Berlin, third-degree assault. Paul Bosse, 71, 316 Norton Rd., failure to drive in proper lane, multiple lane highway, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Oct. 11 Carmelo Gonzalez, 61, failure to drive in proper lane, multiple lane highway, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Oct. 12 Roger Lee Eldred Jr., 26, 69 Linwood St., New Britain, failure to pay/plead. Oct. 13 Maline Velazquez, 34, 97 Pratt St., East Hartford, fourthdegree con/larceny from building, fourth-degree larceny from building. Oct. 14 John T. Griakoski, 47, 25 Lincoln Lane, Simsbury, failure to drive reasonable distance apart by motor vehicle other commercial vehicle, operating under the influence of drugs/al-

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Berlin Turnpike, sixth-degree larceny. Continued from page 32 James Bramley, 62, 287 West St., Rocky Hill, sixth-decohol, failure to carry license. gree larceny – shoplifting. Sebastian J. Amenta Jr., 53, Oct. 15 8 Penfield Ave., East Berlin, Christopher Santerre, 24, breach of peace by assault. George Wilson, 67, 2660 491 Lower Lane, first-degree

failure to appear. Jeffrey Scot Muzio Jr., 21, 50 Wildwood Lane, disorderly conduct/assaultive, seconddegree criminal mischief. Oct. 17 Donald Brown, 58, 22 Helena Lane, Windsor Locks, dis-

orderly conduct by intimidation, carry & Sale of dangerous weapon. Jesse Dylan Sieber, 24, 1838 Berlin Turnpike, disorderly conduct by intimidation, carry & sale of dangerous weapon. 1178887 1179215


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Raising Berlin held its Annual Fall Festival recently to celebrate the fall season and to help stock the Berlin Food Pantry. It was a fun day filled with kids’ crafts, face painting, bounce houses, and food. Raising Berlin has begun the planning of the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. at the VFW.

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A car crashed into a home on Hawthorne Drive early in the morning Oct. 19. The car punched through the home’s garage, striking a vehicle parked there.


Thursday, October 28, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Scouts Biking for the Bear Badge

Kensington Pack 41 Den 10 recently visited Berlin Bicycle to complete the ‘Ride Right’ Achievement for their Bear Badge. Pictured are Jacob Derewonko, Matthew Dennis, Chris Chisholm (owner), Matthew Krajewski and Joe Gaffney.

Wind turbine tour

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 66526 recently visited Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and had a tour of their Wind Turbine (Zephyr) as part of the Breathe Journey. From left: Samantha Bengiovanni, Sherilyn Tyburski, Alaina Bogden, Haley Hauptfeld, Hannah Schulz, Lauren Nguyen, Cara Gileau, Kara Boninsegna, Heather Sullivan, Jaclyn Arute, Karlena Tyburski, Mary Lattarulo and Amanda Lee.

A-mazing day Walk this way

Willard Elementary School Brownies Troop 66024 navigated their way through the corn maze at Lyman Orchards recently. Pictured, bottom row, from left: Grace Ziegler, Emily Kulinski, McKenzie Kane, Bella Crossley. Top row: Lanna Bruce, Lillian Hartel, Noelle Konior, Ally Ross, Emma Johnson, Amanda Moss.

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Berlin Girl Scout Troop 66339 volunteered at the American Diabetes Association Walk at Lake Compounce recently. The girls helped direct the nearly 600 walkers around the two mile course.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 28, 2010


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CHEVROLET Corvette 1989 coupe. Red w/red interior. AM/FM/CD player. Alloy wheels. New battery. New brakes. New tires. Rims. Excellent condition. $8500.00 (203)747-9866

ACURA TL 4 Door Sedan #2329 Filed bankruptcy or even a repo, we at Loehmann-Blasius Chevrolet Cadillac can help. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Jack Coz 1-866-879-1616

CHEVROLET Aveol LS 2008 Sedan 4DR. Like new! 5000K. Always garaged. $8,500. Call 860-798-4483 ask for Greg

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AUTO PARTS 42” Wide x 40” high x 18” deep, 13 drawer rollaway tool chest. Fully stocked with automotive tools. Asking $1500 or best offer. Call (203) 238-2844

BOATS & MOTORS WINTERIZING - All makes, I/O & Outboards, Boat Storage. Shrink Wrapping, Bottom Cleaning, Winterizing Supplies. Suburban Marine 203238-3232

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111


"PLEASE allow my 25+ years of Auto Sales at the Largest Chevrolet Cadillac Store in the northeast Assist you in your needs" Call Patton 203-598-5366


TOYOTA Camry 2003 LE 4DR, 4cyl 87K mls, sunroof. Mint Cond! All serviced! Must See! $7,825 or best offer. Call 203530-1055 DODGE NEON 2000 $2,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


FORD FOCUS SE 2002 $3,888, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

FORD Taurus 2001 AT, AC 87k miles. Well maintained. Asking $3800 or best offer. Call (860) 621-9808


Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

PONTIAC Grand Prix SE1 2002 Stock# DR1115 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106




NISSAN Sentra 2005, 1.8s, 100,000 miles, $4500. Call 203213-1409

OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 2001 4 Speed Automatic, 4 Cylinder. 146,373 mi. #DR1047 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

BUICK LeSabre 1995 104k miles. Runs well. Pwr windows, AC, CD Player. New battery. $1695. Contact Mike (203) 627-3563


MERCURY Grand Marquis 1999 Good shape! 83K miles, no rust Silver, 8cyl. Asking $4,000. Call 203-269-1334

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

ACURA Integra 1992 - 178,000 miles, runs good. Needs some cosmetics. Reliable for around town use. Auto, PW & locks, moonroof. $899 Cash only! Serious inquiries only! 203-265-2525

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HONDA Civic Coupe 2002 #917 In these tough economic times we understand how difficult it is to finance a new or used vehicle. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Jack Cos 1-866-879-1616

FORD Explorer 2007 #559B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 203-910-2360 Danielle

BULLDOGS, Boxes, Puggles, Huskies, German Shepherd, Dachsunds, Shih-tzu, Pekingese, Poodles, Chihuahuas, Schnoodles, Boston, Poms, Maltese, Malti-tzu’s & Peki-Tzu, Peki-shu, Yorkies $250+.

FORD P/U 1997 F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 reg. cab. Lthr, gar. kept. Mint Cond! Must See! 1 of a kind! Org., 97K mls. $6,950 or best offer. Call 203-530-1055

FALL & BACK 2 SCHOOL SPECIALS Horseback Riding Lessons 203-238-1600


GMC Sierra 1500 1996 1/2 ton pickup. Good condition. $2800. Call (203) 237-5940



PONTIAC Grand Prix 1999 GT silver 117,800 miles power windows and locks.Automatic good condition always taken care of runs great,just installed new water pump,radiator and battery.$2800/OBO (860)5385176


VW JETTA Trek 1997 4DR dr, 4 cylinder, stand. Black in & out. 6-CD changer. Sunroof. 126k. Runs well. Some rust. $1500. 203-639-8491

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CHEVY Trailblazer 2002. Excellent condition, tinted power windows A/C Newer brakes. 117,000 mi $7,500 or B/O. 860351-5913 leave message.


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GERMAN SHEPHERD pups 100% German Shots & Dewormed. Parents here. $650 (203) 235-4329 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833 MORKIE SILKIES - 4 males, 3 females. Vet checked, 1st shots. Ready to go. $450 & $500. Call (203) 500-1762 POMERANIAN puppy 2months, female, mostly black w/a little white, 1st shots. $500 or best offer. Call 203-427-5037


Thursday, October 28, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen PETS & LIVESTOCK

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CRAFTSMAN 10” radial arm saw, 10” table saw & misc. (860) 223-6077; 860-478-7013

POODLE PUPPIES, AKC Minis. 1 black female. 1 red male. 1 cream female. Ready November 4. Bred for quality and temperament. 203-272-5108 for information PUPPIES German Shepherd/Husky mix. Wormed, 1st shots. 12 weeks old. $500 each. 203-915-7950 RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TicaSbt reg, blues and seals, first shots, $550. 860-329-9893

DORA Power Wheels 4 Wheeler with charger for a 1 year-old. $25. (203) 235-0513 WALNUT Grove Cemetery, Meriden. 4 Deeded Burial Plots. Section 27. For more info, call 860-573-5336

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT FANCY SEASONED Firewood. $220/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 2 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.


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

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

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


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

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES (3)PC Thomsville entertainment center, girl’s (4)pc twin BR set & sm oak entertainment center w/TV. Couch & love seat. 860-829-1241


Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 DR SET oak table, 6 high back chairs & lighted hutch w/glass shelving, $500. Slate-top pool table w/ Q’s, racks, balls incld, $500. Call 860-349-9533

SEASONED Firewood $185 for a little more than a cord. 17 - 18 inches long. (860) 828-4273


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CAKE Decorating Equipment & Supplies for sale - Best offer takes all! Call (203) 484-9528

CAR Battery Brand new Interstate. $65 CRAFTSMAN Scroll Saw Little use. 16”. $65 Call (203) 237-7434 CHAIR LIFT for 9 stairs (Including Landing). Works great! Approx 5 yrs old. Pd over $4000, sell for $750. Days 203-2377247. After 9pm 330-414-6089


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

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

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

MERIDEN - 2 Bedroom Townhouse, nothing included. $995. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-2136175 MERIDEN Avallable modern 2 BR ranch unit. Stove, refrigerator, W/W carpet, garage, laundry. Off st. parking. $950/mo + utils. Sec & lease. Call 203-217-9229

MER LG 1BR, 2nd flr, W. Side, washer, dryer, stove & fridge incl. 2 rms private storage space included. $824/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823

MERIDEN Comfortable 1 BR Appliances, laundry, storage, AC and pool. Heat & HW included. $795/mo. 203-264-2555

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

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

MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853

MERIDEN - Spacious 3BR, 3rd flr. Newly renovated. Off st. parking. Big yard. $1000 + sec. 203-294-1229


MERIDEN- Townhouse, 1.5 ba, LR/DR, kit, 2 BR, laundry rm. garage. No smoking/pets. $975 + security. Call 203-235-9214

MERIDEN 1 & 2BR. 3rd Floor. Good location. Remodeled. Off-street parking. Appliances. No pets. Section 8 approved. $650 & $750. 203-237-5802

SEASONED Firewood $200 per cord Delivery available 203-376-2805 SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.



203-238-3308 WANTED TO BUY

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


MERIDEN-2BR Townhouse, quiet immac. 1.5BA, hkups, appls, W/W carpet, deck. No pet/smok. Good cred. Sec. 925+utils. 203-269-9755 eves SOUTHINGTON-Large 3BR townhouse, CAIR, full bsmt with W/D hkup, 1 full & 2 half baths. Utils not incld. Easy access to I-84 & 691. Refs & sec dep req’d. Call 860-621-2693 WALLINGFORD 1 BR unit in small complex. Recently remodeled. Lg Bdrm. Closets, storage, thermo windows. Washer dryer. $850. 1 mo sec. Good credit. Jim 203-631-2102

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.


Of all appliances. Washers, Dryers, Electric Stoves & Refrigerators.

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Flanders West Apts

MER LG 1BR, 2nd flr, W. Side, washer, dryer, stove & fridge incl. 2 rms private storage space included. $824/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823

1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE MUST Sell Moving- Black Lacquer Dining Room Set- Table, six chairs and double hutch for $800 or BO. Living Room Set 8 PiecesSofa, Loveseat, Chair, 2 end tables, Coffee table and 2 Lamps for $600 or BO. Console Set 2 piece- Mirror and Table. $45 or BO. Maytag Washer/Dryer $300 for both or $150 each or BO. Contact# 860-538-5176


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


2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751


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

E BERLIN 2 BR. 1 bath. All Utilities incl (elect, heat, water, cable, inet) Washer /dryer. Call Sarah 860-8692166. Avail Dec 7th. $1600

MERIDEN 2BR, 1st Floor Parking place available. Heat & HW included. 347-235-5139 or 203-238-3311 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. $850. 31 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message.

MERIDEN Clean 1 br 2nd FL $850 Utilities included. Off st Parking. Sec 8 OK. Call Will 203-213-2639 MERIDEN Clean 2 BR House Jacuzzi/Bar area. WD hookup. Full basement. Garage. Storage. Many updates. Private. $895 Call Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN LG. 1ST FLR 2BR, 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 221 Camp St. $925/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN STUDIO APARTMENT 3rd Floor. Newly remodeled BR. New carpet. Heat & electricity included. No pets. $750 per month. Call 203- 535-8370 MERIDEN STUDIO Appliances, Galley Kitchen. Tile and Carpet. Heat & hot water incl. $675/mo. No pets. Secure building. (203) 537-2672 MERIDEN- 1BR plus spacious loft. Large remodeled kitchen, great neighborhood, Off st. parking, comfy & quiet. No pets. $850/ mo. incl. utils. Call 203-630-3441 MERIDEN- 2BR newly remodeled. Hardwood floors. freshly painted. East side. $725/mo. No pets. Available now. Call 203-500-9080 or 203-235-5364 MERIDEN- 5 rooms, 2 Bdrm, 1st floor, Eat-in Kit., near town center. Avail 11/15 $600/mo + 1 mo sec. Call 203-537-3572.


MERIDEN- Fully Furnished 3 Rooms, 1 BR, LR, kitchen. Private bath. $675 per month. Lease & security deposit required. Call 203-238-9772

Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BR - 2nd Floor So Colony St. Updated. Attic storage. WD hookups. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/ month + security. 203-809-4627 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor New bath. Stove & fridge. Clean & quiet. Nice yard. References & Security. $925/month 860-227-6363 MERIDEN 2bed, 1bath. 28 Orient Str, 2nd lvl, Avl 1st. 203379-7343 $785, sec. No pets/smoking. MERIDEN 2BR or 1BR w/office. Updated appl. heat and hw included, Off-street parking. Many updates. No pets. $865/mo + sec 203-626-2320 MERIDEN 2BR Recently remodeled! 30 Windsor Ave. $650/mo+utils. $1000 security deposit. Call 860-208-9567

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MERIDEN Applications being accepted for spacious, newly renovated apartment. 1 BR, LR, Kitchen & Bath. Refrigerator, stove, heat, hot water, electricity & AC incl. $700. 1st, last & security. No pets. Off st parking. One year lease & credit ck. 203-237-8000 or 860-989-4209

MERIDEN 1BR newly renovated. Off-st-park., yd, storage. Pet bird ok. W/D hkup. Lndlrd next dr. $725/mo+sec. Credit ck. 203-235-5987

MERIDEN 1BR YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 bath. All appliances included. W/D. Gas heat. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. No pets. $1200. Call 203-464-8066

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.


MERIDEN- Large 1BR w/balcony & swimming pool at Crown Village, 581 Crown Street. $750/mo. including heat & HW 203-856-6472 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr, clean, appl $625/mo+ sec. 172 Mt. Pleasant St. Off-st-parking. Call 860-384-9811 MERIDEN-2BR, Miller St. Separate elec. Heat incld. 1yr lease. Refs req’d. $900/mo. Section 8 approved. Call 203-257-8403 or 203-377-2704 MERIDEN-3BR, spacious 1st flr, stove/refrig, fireplace, ample parking. Washer & dryer avail. No pets. $1100. 203-376-1259

MERIDEN-Spacious 2BR Appls, parking, no pets. Good loc. Credit & refs. 25 Griswold St. 1st flr. $850. 203-238-1890

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

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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 MERIDEN Large, nice 3 BR. Quiet area. $1000 per month. 203-886-9902 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 NEW BRITAIN West end. Available: 5 rooms, 1st floor and 4 rooms 3rd floor. Call 860-8285005 PLANTSVILLE Mansion - (2) 1BR apts, New appls. Pergo flrs. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard, $700-$800/mo. Nice location. Sm. pet Ok. 203-910-4349 SOUTHINGTON - 2nd flr, 2BR, sun porch. Kitchen appliances incl. W/D hookups. New tile floors in kitchen & bath. Gas heat & hw (not incl). Off st. parking. $800/mo. + sec. 860-378-3935 SOUTHINGTON - 3BR Raised Ranch in quiet neighborhood. Nice lg. yard. Central AC. $2100/mo. Avail. Dec 10th. Call (860) 517-8357

SOUTHINGTON 1BR, 1st flr $600/mo. 2mo sec.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT TORRANT HOUSE APARTMENTS Housing for families, elderly and disabled Applications now being accepted for this HUD/CHFA financed housing development. If you are interested in filling out an application, call or stop by the Rental Office between 7:30 am and 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 118 Broad Street, Plainville, CT 06062. (860) 747-4405. TDD 1-800-545-1833 Ext 141 Must be income eligible. WALLINGFORD - 1 BR apartments. Nothing included. Center St. $675. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $925/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD 130 Clifton Street 1st FL. 5 Rms. Hardwood/Tile Fl. Garage. Eat-in kitchen. $950. (203) 430-6896

Call (860) 538-5575

WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 4RM. 52 Meadow St. HDW Floors, Eat-in Kit. Crmic Tile, New Appl+DW. W/D hookup. 2 off-st. Recently Remdl! 1st FL $1050+util., 2nd FL $950+util. (203) 213-6829.

SOUTHINGTON 5 RMs, 1250 sq ft 1 BR apt. C/A. Appls, lg jacuzzi, W/D hookup in bsmt. Utils not included. Near Hospital of Central CT. 860-621-2693

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

SOUTHINGTON REMODELED 2 bdrm., 1 bath. MBR w/ wlk-in clst, new kitchn stnlss applcs, hardwd thruout, wlking trails, easy access 84/691 $1075/mo Call 860-919-8876

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

SOUTHINGTON 3 BR $900/month. 2 months security.

WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, appl’s, W/D hkup. Move-in cond! $775/mo. 203-269-0509


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 28, 2010


EXCAVATING K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193


HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed. GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 A & A Lawn Care- Free Estimiates. Dumpster rentals. Fall cleanups, mulch. Snowplowing. Tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638


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

GUTTERS PROF Guttering cleaning along w/the down spouts. Free est. CT Reg #0619909. 203-715-2301

For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.


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DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1 ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276



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COMPLETE Cleaning service. Family business. Perfectly clean your home, apartments, condos, offices, schools. or phone Ron 203-558-8319 or 203-238-3303 CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720


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POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Bankruptcy Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code



JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Snow Removal Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d.

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HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 15 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall clean-ups. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. Family Owned for 90+yrs #623849 (203) 537-3572 DAVEY MASONRY 20 Yrs Exp. Stone & brick walls. All Repair work. Fully insured. Free estimates. CT Reg. #567143 203-757-8366 or 203-768-3300 CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Pavers, Walls, Brick Work, etc. Will Beat Anybody’s Price #611774. 203-935-6213

POWER WASHING The Powerwashing Kings OTHERS Wash - WE CLEAN! Gutter black lines & streaks, Green Mold, Black Mildew, Dirt, Grease & Grime... GONE! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000


C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

LANDSCAPING NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 LANDSCAPING AND MORE 20% OFF ANY FALL CLEANUP Junk removal. Snow Plowing. Also house cleaning. 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511



Gonzalez Construction

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Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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FALL Clean up service we do it all for you curb pick up, hedges, pruning, weeding, gutters Ins Lic 0619909 203-715-2301 EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com/Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877 DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Leaf & Snow Removal We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638



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Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

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KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING NADEAU CONSTRUCTION Custom kitchens & baths. 25 years experience. Free estimates. CT Reg # 0531413. Call (860) 919-6592


Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yard. Fall Clean-Ups ***Free estimates*** 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 20% OFF JOBS OVER $100

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521 DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painiting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716




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RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall Clean-ups, brush/tree removal, curbside vac truck, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

SHEAR PERFECTION Painting & Powerwashing, LLC Commercial, Residential. CT#628598 (203) 631-7729




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FAHEY PLUMBING & HEATING (203) 235-1383 Owner on every job. All calls answered & appts kept. Make sure your heat is ready for winter. Days, nights, wknds same reas. price.

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SERVICES OFFERED DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1 ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276


Gonzalez Construction

Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058



MACHINE SHOP ▲General Machining ▲ Welding, Steel, Aluminum, Stainless ▲Cylinder Rod Straightening, Rechrome, Repacking ▲Brake Drum and Rotor Turning ▲Construction & Farm Repairs ▲Jet Equipment Sales & Service K&D Machine Services. Meriden (203) 238-4714

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

TREE SERVICES NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

WINDOW WASHING JANATORIO WINDOW WASHING 1500SF home for $99. Serving all of CT. Free estimates! Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-440-1328


Thursday, October 28, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-4Rm, 2BR duplex, off-st-parking. No pets. $800/mo+utils. Credit check. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD-Clean 1BR, 2nd flr. New kit., & appls. No smoking/No pets. Avail now. $650+ sec. Easy access to town & highways. 203-915-5980


MERIDEN $119,900 Large home with lots of possibilities. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths & 2 car garage. All on big lot. Call to see!

Judy (203) 235-3300

WLFD. Avail now. Scenic 2nd flr efficiency. Appliances, off street parking, yard, patio. Good credit. No pets/smoking. $675. Sec dep. 203-269-9755


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

WLFD $309,900 Exceptional opportunity! 3 family home in excellent condition! Updated interior, new and separate utilities. 2 car garage and central air. Linda 203-265-5618

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WLFD- LOVELY Furnished Lge. BR. Wired for computer. Laundry done. Use of bath, kit, rec rm. Quality area. 203-269-8166


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

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN-Well insulated block construction buliding with 14 x 14 overhead door and walk door. 16 ft ceiling block with 3 phase power , office, bathroom, gas heat and fenced yard. Zoned for construction/ construction repair 2 identical bays available. Please call with questions or for a showing John at 203-509-6055. Located on Hanover Street. $900 per month each bay.


MERIDEN $119,900 Large home with lots of possibilities. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths & 2 car garage. All on big lot. Call to see! Judy 203-235-3300

COMPANY Expansion-Various FT positions available. Appliance Outlet 203-759-0621

Internet Sales Representative The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to help oversee the sales efforts for its digital publications. While programming knowledge is not required, the right individual must have sales experience and a comprehensive understanding of online advertising.


MERIDEN- Garage for rent. Approx 10’x22’. $85/mo. North Broad St area. 860-841-6455

BARTENDER/Cook/Waitress (M/F)-Part time. Apply in person: Friends Cafe, 15 North Liberty St., Southington.

CREDIT & COLLECTIONS Full time. Experienced, high energy person able to handle retail/commercial collections with “soft” yet effective technique. You will perform retail/ commercial credit checks, initiate collection calls and correspondence, analyze & resolve issues in billing/payments, and respond to customer inquiries regarding status of accounts. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with salary requirements to Record-Journal Box 95 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450

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

MERIDEN 1 large BR for Rent Utilities included. Apartment to share. $500. (917) 406-3478


MERIDEN $315,000 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203235-3300

SOUTHINGTON. 2BR, 2 bath, LR, kit, finished basement, garage, working fireplace, shed. Great yard. Walk to park and school. Completely renovated interior & exterior. Very energy efficient. $199,999. Call (860) 681-5710

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE SOUTHINGTON-$127,500 Condo 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Kitchen appliances. E.I. Kitchen. IMMEDIATE CLOSING Call Owner 860-523-7984

HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Kensington Congregational Church is seeking candidates for the Administrative Assistant position. Approximately 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, a.m. Summer hours, 3 days per week (12 hrs). Historic church built in 1712 with an active and growing congregation in the Kensington section of Berlin. Looking for individual with strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills. Resumes should be sent via US mail to: Kensington Congregational Church c/o Hiring Committee 312 Percival Ave Kensington, Ct 06037

You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work closely with sales staff making joint sales calls *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns *An enthusiasm for finding new opportunities to package our local content to help local and national advertisers market their organizations. We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits. If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to: Attn: Heather Cianciullo New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: hcianciullo@

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CT GYMNASTICS ACADEMYLooking for PT Class Instructors & Team Coaches. Competitive pay. Call for info. Wallingford 203-269-7464 CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRE SENTATIVE Needed for a Large Property and Casualty Insurance Agency. License preferred, however will train qualified candidate. Must have excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 927, Wallingford, CT 06492 General Help

GENERATOR-X Must enjoy loud music and be able to work with opp. sex Looking for fun/exciting guys & gals to work in factory outlet. Full time & perm work available. No experience necessary. We train. ● Customer Service Reps ● Appointment Setters ● Manager Trainees INTERVIEWING 1ST 100 CALLERS Call Today Start Tomorrow 860-329-0316



HOUSEKEEPER For Cheshire Laundry, some cleaning and babysitting. Call (203) 699-9046 IF you are looking for a great place to work, an opportunity to earn money and learn a little about insurance, call: Tatia Winecoff, Agent, State Farm Insurance Wallingford 203-269-9330 Fax 203-269-9331 Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer INSURANCE CSR, F/T. Small C/L & Group clients. Benefits. Exp req. Applied Sys a plus. Email resume & salary req: LINE Cook Needed FT/PT Italian Restaurant. Experience Necessary. Call 203- 996-1959

OKAY Industries is a well-established, successful, growing and highly regarded manufacturer of precision stamped components and assemblies is currently hiring for the following positions: TOOL AND DIE MAKERS: Candidates must have the proven ability to troubleshoot complex progressive dies and be an authority in making tooling components efficiently. Must also be capable of assembling the most complex progressive dies and have leadership skills to lead a group through new complex tool builds. 10+ years exp. a must. QUALITY ENGINEER: Candidates must be hands on and will interact with all functional areas of the company to develop new programs and improve ongoing operations. Must have exp. with Gage Design/layout inspections/ control plan creation, APQP, DOE, PPAP, FMEA, supplier management and calibration exp. 7+ years exp a must. Send resumes to: Human Resources Okay Industries, Inc. PO Box 2470 New Britain, CT 06050 or e-mail Fax: 860-225-7047

The Record-Journal Publishing Company is looking for a full-time new media specialist to implement news, sales and marketing initiatives on the company’s digital products. The right person will be a creative, innovative team player who can work collaboratively within the New Media team and across the company’s news, sales and marketing departments. Experience writing and/or designing for the web and utilizing social media required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, basic HTML and CSS. Send resume and cover letter to

HELP WANTED NATIONAL FILTER MEDIA is hiring for the following positions: Receptionist/Office Assistance Various office duties. Full time. M-F. 8:30-5:00 $10/hour Factory Help Full Time. M-F 6:30am-3:00 Offers Full Benefits; 401K Apply in person 9 Fairfield Blvd, Wlfd OIL BURNER TECHNICIAN Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. is seeking a Ct B2 licensed residential oil burner technician. Competitive salary, 401K, medical benefits, paid vacation & holidays. Please call 203-239-2226 to set up a confidential interview. OPTICAL SALES Eyeglass Dept. For private clinic. Experience required. Knowledge of selection, ordering, verifying, adjusting, dispensing and minor repairs. Familiarity with vision plans and computer helpful. Resume/ references to


REPORTER The Record-Journal is seeking a reporter to cover local news in Southington. Involves writing stories and some multimedia work. Position is full time and includes some night and weekends. All levels of experience will be considered. Please send cover letter, resume and a minimum of 3 clippings to New Editor Michael Misarski at: mmisarski@ or Record-Journal Attn: Michael Misarski 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 or call (203) 317-2241 The Record-Journal is an equal opportunity employer.

DENTAL ASSISTANT. FT Position in Wallingford available for experienced dental assistant. Hours are Mon & Tues 7:15-6:30; Thurs 7:15-4: 30 Fri 7:15-12:30. Please fax resume to 203-269-0828 or email


Production Management Report directly to GM. Responsible for mgmt of material planning, inventory control, lean mfg initiatives & utilization of ERP/MPR. Provide leadership to mfg operations & monitor production. 15+ years exp in mfg w/supervisory background. Lean mfg. Vantage for Erp Epicor. Aerospace assembly required. Composite experience a plus. For details call AR Mazzotta 203 949-4242. ROOFER Commercial w/5 years experience in EPDM, Hot or Commercial Shingling. Must pass drug test. Top Pay/Benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naugatuck. (203) 729-2266 AA/EOE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERPositive work environment. Financial incentives. Opportunity for advancement. Manage purchasing, ship/ rec, logistics, inventory. Strong supervisory skills. Exp in aerospace or other mfg. ERP Systems. AS 9100, NADCAP experience preferred, APICS certification a plus. 10 yrs exp in purchasing, inv control. For details call AR Mazzotta 203 949-4242 TOWN FAIR TIRE Has full & part time Tire Tech/Tire Changer positions available. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply in person at 994 North Colony Rd Wallingford.


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Comp. $10




Non-Slip Snow Treads

Choose from Snowflakes, Stars, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Dragonflies or Sunbursts - Use Year-round

Pet Crates

(Contains 60% Sunflower)


Comp. $10-$15

Your Choice


Solar Stake Lights



50 lbs Black Oil Sunflower 40 lbs Signature Blend

Tops & Pants M-2XL

Aluminum Trekking Poles

54” Handcrafted Wooden Walking Staffs

6’ Folding Banquet Table Comp. $80

Comp. $20

Thermal Underwear






Hats Comp. $20.................................................... 3 $ T-Shirts Comp. $13-$25........................................ 4 $ Onesies Comp. $13-$25...................................... 5 $ 2-Pc Sets Comp. $15-$35.................................... 6 $ Jackets Comp. $35-$40....................................... 8 $ Track/Jump Suits Comp. $40-$55..................... 1 0

4 5 5



6 Pack 9 LED Flashlights


Comp. $12 or more

Oscillating Heater

Oil Filled Radiator


Mens & Ladies Bula Hats


Was $40 Comp. $60

8 Prs Earrings, 8 Prs Eyeglasses, 8 Pcs of 4” Slim Glow Sticks, 16 Pc Bracelets, $ 8 Pc 22” Glow Necklace........................... 4” Slim Lightsticks - 10 Pk.......................... 22” Glow Necklace - 10 Pk........................ 8” Glow Bracelet - 25 Pk............................


Comp. $20

• with table & cover • Bronze finish • Up to 41,000 BTUs • Auto ignition • Uses standard 20 lb propane tank (not included)

100 $ 30

48 Pk Glow Super Value Pack -

Thinsulate Lined - Waterproof

Newborn, Infant, Toddler & Youth



Glow Value Packs

Men’s Premium Gloves

Deals for Kids.....SAVE 70%-80%!

89” Patio Heater



Comp. $25

Insulated Bibs

Electric Stove

Your Choice:

Adorable prints & plaids Comp. $20 & more!


Mens Premium Workwear

Halloween Glow Items

Choose from necklaces, bracelets, sticks, eyeglasses, etc

Ladies Flannel PJs

Comp. $10-$24

7 8

Keep Your Children Safe!


100% cotton flannel & thermal knit - solids & prints





Mens & Ladies Dorm Pants





Comp. $10 .........

Lawn & Leaf Bag


Comp. $20 -$24

Comp. $90 & more

Comp. $30


Anti-pill, 100% polyester Side pockets, drawstring waist

24" Poly Rake


Heavyweight, kangaroo pockets, double ply hood - M-2X

Comp. $8

Mens & Ladies Microfleece Pants

•100% Cotton •Rayon/polyester microfiber & more


Comp. $24

Henley neck, crews & more 100% cotton


Found only in Better Specialty Stores, these shirts are designed to offer Fashion & Quality

Famous Maker Hooded Sweatshirts

Ladies Longsleeve Ts


Lawn & Leaf Rakes


6 7

Comp. $30 or more!

New technology stops rips



Turtlenecks, henleys, zip front cardigans 100% cotton, wool & more Missy & plus sizes




Ladies Better Sweaters

Rust-proof poly-carbonate grommets - UV treated Tear resistant -90% Heavier than standard grade tarps!

Ladies Sweaters

Stylish cotton basics Mostly missy Some plus

Comp. $13 ea


BUGATCHI Sportshirts

Famous Specialty Store Label!

Full zip jacket or pull-on pants




Hanes® Velour Separates

Comp. $20

11.99 27.99 98.99 Ripstopper™ Industrial Tarps

STORE HOURS! Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm Sale Dates: Thurs. Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 2010



Comp. $7.99

Stylish collection of fashion fleece & taslon nylon • All thinsulate lined • Waterproof


8' x 10'

3” x 60 yds

Ladies Winter Gloves

Rust-proof grommets every 3-4 ft. Polypropylene weave for added strength. Easy to clean. A size for your every need!


Duct Tape

Comp. $13

Your Choice:

Comp. $3.95




10-28-2010 Berlin Citizen  
10-28-2010 Berlin Citizen  

The October 28th, 2010, edition of the Berlin Citizen.