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The Berlin

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Volume 13, Number 44

Election 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Berlin High royalty

Campaign season winding down By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor Election Day is Nov. 3 and, if the recent past is any indication, less than half of the registered voters in Berlin will come to the polls to select their local representatives. It’s been a quiet campaign season all around; a few signs, a couple of candidates’ forums and a flurry of Letters to the Editor. Without the excitement of state or national campaigns or a referendum question on the ballot, this year’s election appears to be keeping a low profile. No single issue has dominated the scene. “It’s been very quiet,” said Registrar of Voters Eliza-

beth Tedeschi, of registration activity leading up to the election. No one turned up to a special voter registration held Oct. 17. She said reports from surrounding towns indicate that new voter registration was minimal throughout the area. The registrar said that in Berlin’s last municipal election, in 2007, about 45 percent of the registered voters exercised their right to elect their representatives. All five polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The Town Clerk’s office said absentee ballots are available until Nov. 2. Up for grabs are: seven Town Council seats and See Election, page 5

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Berlin High School Homecoming King and Queen, Zach Parsons and Samantha DeGroff, pose for pictures Friday night during halftime of the BHS football team’s 20-0 victory over Rocky Hill at Scalise Field.

VNA forced to cancel flu clinics By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

On Halloween, a local family will use its “haunted” house to help the Berlin food pantry. See story on page 2.

The Visiting Nurses Association recently announced it was forced to cancel two seasonal flu clinics due to a shortage of vaccine. The clinics were scheduled for Oct. 21 and Nov. 10. The VNA is recommending that residents check with primary care providers, grocery stores and pharmacies for flu shots. Also, the American Lung Association website lists locations at The VNA had ordered 700 vaccines but received only 140. However, people have been able to receive their

shots through other outlets, according to VNA staff. Typically, the Berlin VNA offers five flu clinics. This year the shots will be prioritized for homebound seniors and residents of Marjorie Moore and Percival Heights senior housing complexes. There were other VNA that did not receive full supplies as well. Also, there have been other local shortages. For example, a flu clinic scheduled for Oct. 21 at Stop & Shop was canceled. But the situation is stable, according to Linda Colella, director of nursing for the town and administrator of the Berlin VNA. “Everyone was able to get their shots

someplace.” A source, a medical professional close to the organization of flu clinics throughout the state, said the reason seasonal flu shots are in short supply is because production stopped in order to work on producing H1N1 vaccine. Director of The Central Connecticut Health District Paul Hutcheon said he hasn’t been able to get an answer as to why the seasonal vaccine is in short supply. “We were told earlier that the volume they intended to make (for the United States) was to be greater than during any other year. If I could get more I

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Because of the difficult economic times, food collection agencies across the state have said this holiday season will be the toughest in recent memory. One Berlin resident has decided to do something about it. Jill Ferraguto is using her family’s love of Halloween decorating to raise donations for the Berlin food pantry. Each October for the past five years, the Ferraguto family has elaborately decorated its house at 249 OxYoke Drive for Halloween. This year the family is calling the special

decorations “a treat for a treat.” “Jill and Doug (the Ferraguto kids) and my husband Dave all loved decorating the house and kind of scaring the people as they come up to the door,” mom, Kim, explained. Jill put flyers in each mailbox in her neighborhood asking those who will be stopping by her house on Halloween to bring a nonperishable item. “Would you like to treat the less fortunate this year?” the letter asked. “Every year at Thanksgiving, there are people around the world who are starving. Thanksgiving is about helping others, right?” This year Berlin can do something about the starving people in town.”

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34 days – so predictable that people knew when he was expected and local newspapers routinely reported his arrival as they would a visiting celebrity. He was so kindly regarded, that when laws were passed to incarcerate tramps and vagrants, authorities never bothered him except in one failed attempt at forced medical attention. A romantic legend evolved attributing his wandering to business failure and rejection by a beautiful woman he was engaged to marry. He never shared his true story, nor spoke to offer clues. A widely publicized theory evolved that he was Jules Bourglay of Lyons, France. That theory was disproved. Jules Bourglay, a character in a work of fiction written a century before The Leather Man’s time, also wandered in a patchwork leather suit. Recently, Dan DeLuca of Meriden published a collection of news accounts and photographs accumulated from his years of research on The Leather Man. The book

has rekindled interest in the mystery. Unfortunately, Berlin is not given its due, as there are numerous reports omitted from the DeLuca book even though the Berlin vicinity has three known cave/shelters and several documented homes where he was fed, including the Norton home. He was comforted there after being trapped in the woods for four days during the Blizzard of 1888. It’s hard to imagine what that was like for this lonely wanderer, who by then was suffering from cancer of the mouth and unable to eat solid food. The Leather Man’s story continues to fascinate us. It’s also nostalgic to think of a time before “stranger danger” when people would freely offer food to such a traveler. From photographs he looks forlorn, tattered and dirty. Even the replica created for The Berlin Fair by the Historical Society was a bit scary for younger children. Yet, back in the 1800’s, children were intrigued. Perhaps he was welcomed because he asked only for a little food and never threatened anyone. When he died, news accounts affectionately reflected on his passing. For generations, researchers and folklorists

have continued to speculate on his origin and motivations. We hope you will spend part of your Halloween celebrating the mystery of The Leather Man with us. Also, if you have anecdotes to share, The Berlin Historical Society would like to hear from you.


On Halloween morning, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. in the Delaney room at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, the Berlin Historical Society will host a presentation by Shirley Sutton on the legendary wanderer known as “The Leather Man.” Sutton, a Canton resident, is a local historian and storyteller on a passionate quest to learn all she can about this mysterious person and to pass that information on to future generations. Immediately following her presentation, participants will have the option of joining Sutton on a 3/10 mile hike to an accessible rock formation used as a shelter by The Leather Man at Camp Sloper on Southington Road. The program is free of charge and suitable for adults and older children. Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers are recommended and heavy rain would cancel the walk part of the program. The Leather Man’s story is one that many of us know as part of local history. We grew up hearing anecdotes about great-grandparents feeding The Leather Man as he stopped at local farmhouses. He must have been well fed if every claim was true. We remember hearing that he wore a heavy suit of crudely patched together leather scraps; he spoke in grunts rather than words and slept in caves. From the mid to late 1800’s he followed a circuitous 365 mile route every

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Morelli says his work on council is not yet done (The Citizen incorrectly ran the wrong candidate’s answers to Steve Morelli’s candidate’s profile in its Oct. 22 edition. Here’s the correct version.) Steve Morelli, a Democrat, is a candidate for Town Council. These are his answers to questions posed by The Citizen. Why do you want to be a Town Council representative? I am serving my second term as a member of the Berlin Town Council, and am currently the Deputy

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Absences are up in the school district and a letter went home to parents this week informing them about how the situation is being approached. Superintendent of School Michael Cicchetti said “We have a higher rate of absenteeism at the high school and a couple of confirmed H1N1 cases. We also have higher than normal staff absenteeism.” Principals at Berlin High School and McGee Middle School were out sick. The


Candidates for vacancies on the Police Commission and the Board of Assessment Appeals will be on the Nov. 3 ballot (along with the Town Council and Board of Education races). Candidates provided the following information and responses to questions posed by The Citizen. There are two seats open on the Police Commission and three candidates. Joseph T. Annunziata, 66, is a Democrat and an incumbent seeking re-election to a second term. Voters may contact him at (860) 930-1287 or at his email Annunziata, now retired, served as a police officer in Berlin for 31 years. He is

dressing the many challenges Berlin currently faces. Notwithstanding, I would say the two priorities that I certainly plan to focus as much energy on as possible are (1) the facilities issues currently faced by our schools, which could among other things jeopardize the accreditation status of our high school; and (2) the continued fight against irresponsible development such as VIP. These are issues that affect all of the citizens of

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increases. To that end, Berlin was the only town I am aware of that had no tax increase in 2009 while managing to keep its essential services intact. Additionally, I would like to continue to apply the knowledge and experience I have garnered in the past four years to Berlin’s ongoing projects and legal challenges. List two top priorities you plan to put your energies towards, if elected. My approach has been to attempt to devote my energy evenly across the board in ad-



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partment has grown steadily. Examples of this growth can be seen in the budget which has grown on average 2.95%. Annunziata This average is due mostly to contract increases. In addition, calls for services have increased 11%. DUI arrest increased .09%, and all other motor vehicle arrests increased 21%. The number of accidents has held steady with a .05% increase. Adult criminal arrest increased 24%, while juvenile arrest decreased by .15%. In this same period, the

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In addition, he served four years in the United States Air Force and is currently a member of the VFW American Legion. He was involved in the establishment and coaching of girl’s Little League program. He volunteers with Berlin Upbeat. Why do you want to serve on the Police Commission? I was elected to the Police Commission in 2005. I have served as its Chairman for the last four years. Since then the police de-

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town has received a total of $218,744 in grants. This money was used to support various programs and services, including DUI enforcement, seatbelt enforcement, school security, and an upgrade in technology. The police department continues to support the D.A.R.E. program, with six trained officers, and the Upbeat program. Thanks to the generosity of the Budney family, the town now has two K-9 officers who handle Zeusz and Titan. To make our officers more visible the department has added a motorcycle officer and two bicycle patrol officers. In addition, with monies transferred from an account for open space preservation, two ATV’s were purchased to patrol the town’s open space land. New weapons were purchased replacing the old ones which were 15 years old. New radios, both portable and mobile were also purchased. To help with security in our schools, a school resource officer was added who divides his time between the high school and the middle school. In the past four years the police department has grown, adding several new officers, bringing the total of sworn officers to 41. To better our service to the town, dispatchers were added with the intention of having two on duty at all times. As previously mentioned, over the past four years the police department has grown, with a moderate in-

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crease in its budget. This is due to the efforts and support of the council, Chief Fitzgerald, his administrative staff, the officers who patrol our streets, and the Police Commission. If re-elected I will do my best to keep the police department heading in this upward direction. List two top priorities you plan to put your energies towards if elected. Reaccredidation which is due in March. Work towards getting a new police department. Anita A. Miller, no age given, a Democrat, is an incumbent running for re-election to the Police Commission. Voters can contact Miller at (860) Miller 828-4753. Miller is retired from a career in real estate. She is married with four children. Background: Democratic Town Committee, Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Church, PTA, Youth Hockey, Special Services, Nurses Aid. Why do you want to serve on the Police Commission? Native Berliner, just following the volunteers from family. List two top priorities you plan to put your energies towards if elected. The two priorities I will put my energies towards if elected are: new police headquarters and more youth volunteering, starting at high school level. Paul N. Eshoo, 69, is a Re-

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publican candidate for the Police Commission. Voters can contact Eshoo at paulus218@comEshoo Eshoo is retired from teaching technology education for the New Britain Consolidated School District. He currently works part-time as a teacher for New Britain schools day and evening classes. He is married with three children. His has served on the Board of Tax Review, the Charter Revision Commission and also as a Justice of the Peace and Berlin constable. In addition: Eshoo is member of the Berlin Jaycees, Berlin Lions Club, Berlin VFW Post 10732, Berlin American Legion Post 68, board member and chairman of Selective Service Board 513. He also visits with church shut-ins and is a volunteer with Berlin UpBeat. Eshoo served four years in the United States Navy and graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science in education. Why do you want to serve on the Police Commission? If elected to the Police Commission I will abide by the rules and regulations of the Berlin Police Commission. Uphold federal, state, and local laws. I want to keep an environment that provides safety for our residents, business people and visitors by preventing crime, maintaining the Social order, and to reduce the fear of victimization. Our police department has been doing this in a professional manner in their areas of responsibilities. I feel it is the Police Commission’s duty to assist the Chief and the department in all areas of their responsibilities. The Board of Assessment Appeals has one vacancy for a Republican (minority representation) and one Topliff candidate: Republican Stuart Topliff. Topliff did not return a candidate information packet.


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Election Continued from page 1 three Board of Education seats. The most seats any one party can hold on the council is five. There are also candidates for police commission and Board of Assessment Appeals. A non scientific poll on The Citizen’s website asked: “On what will you base your vote this election?” The results were: “experience” 20 percent: “time for a change”

54 percent; “forums and debates I’ve attended” seven percent: “information from the newspaper” seven percent; “I’ll vote along party lines” seven percent; “I’m not voting, it doesn’t make a difference” five percent.

Town Council race Running for council are Democrat incumbents Adam P. Salina, Stephen M. Morelli, Rachel J. Rochette, Robert J. Dacey. William A. Rasmussen Jr., unaffiliated, is running with the Democrats

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as well as Charles R. Paonessa, Frances H. Geschimsky, Karin Maier Drost, and David K. Evans. Democrats are running on their record saying they’ve held taxes down and kept services stable in tough economic times. The Republicans are campaigning as the “government of the people” promising to listen to voters and follow the will of the people. Board of Education race The seven member board is nonpartisan and terms are staggered. Therefore, this year there are three openings. Five candidates are seeking election: incumbents Gary R. Brochu, Christopher S. Puzio, and Richard P. Price as well as candidates Timothy J. Oakes and Kristin M. Campanelli. How to address numerous facilities deficiencies in the district’s five schools has been a top issue. Other races (see candidate profiles page 3-4) There are two openings on the Police Commission and three candidates are running: Democrats Joseph T. Annunziata and Anita A. Miller both incumbents, and also Republican Paul Eshoo. One Republican is needed for the Board of Assessment Appeals (minority representation) and one is running: Stuart W. Topliff.

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Cicchetti was not actively seeking Region 9 job The superintendent of schools says he was invited to apply for a job at Region 9 schools and was not actively seeking such opportunities. But in any case, ultimately, Berlin schools Chief Michael Cicchetti decided to make the move. “It’s very difficult. The separation won’t be easy,” Cicchetti said mentioning the many personal and professional relationships he’s built in Berlin. He was hired a little over four years ago. The superintendent said his approach of “distributing leadership and building capacity” leaves the Berlin school district in good hands as he prepares to say goodbye. Cicchetti said he will be working with the Board of Education on a “smooth and solid transition” and that he is putting together an action plan grid” of what he needs to accomplish in the last couple of months. He has a 90

day notice clause in his contract. Cicchetti said he received a call from the Region 9 district in late September “inviting me to consider” the opening. “I was not actively seeking other supertendencies,” he said. He received several calls from the search committee, heard what they were looking for in terms of leadership, and “found it interesting.” What shortly followed were four interviews within two weeks and in each instance he was unanimously voted to proceed to the next stage of the interview process. Cicchetti said his appointment was unanimously confirmed by the Region 9 Boards of Education during a Friday evening, Oct. 16, and, on Oct. 19, he sent a letter to staff in regards to his new job. He wrote: “It is with very mixed emotions that I write to inform you that I was ap-

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New teachers’ contract includes salary freeze The Berlin Board of Education ratified a new threeyear contract with teachers at its Oct. 26 meeting. The new contract runs from July 2010 to June 2013 and includes a salary freeze. The salary freeze is for all teachers in the first year of the contract, an average general wage increase between zero percent and 1.25 percent in the second year of the contract, and an increase between .25 percent and 1.7 percent in the third year. Additionally, the contract increases health insurance co-pays in the second year of the con-



ministrators and the Board of Education, Cicchetti said, “I feel it is now time to bring my leadership to another district. While the Easton, Redding, and Region 9 School Districts are recognized as high-performing, my charge will be to work with them to bring the district to even greater success. This represents a very exciting and different leadership opportunity for me. What I


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tract, and increases health insurance premium share contributions by teachers in the second and third years of the contract. Board President Gary Brochu said “The teachers deserve a tremendous amount of credit for the way they recognized the community’s economic challenges and partnered with the board to meet these challenges.” Brochu also praised the Board’s negotiating team: Julie Erickson, Kathy O’Donnell-Moss, Irene Matulis and Richard Price. The contract, ratified by the teachers earlier in the day, will be filed with the Town Clerk and the Town Council will have a thirtyday period in which to conSee Contract, next page

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sider it. According to a press release from the school board, the ability of the Board of Education to reach an agreement freezing teacher salaries for the next fiscal year serves as a response to political leaders and individuals who criticized the Board of Education for not obtaining employee concessions during the past budget season. This agreement with the teachers follows the contract



An East Berlin woman is tuning up her voice for an upcoming appearance in “The Pirates of Penzance.” According to a publicist for the production, Connie Unsworth will be the oldest chorus girl in the Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s latest show. “I love to sing, it’s my avocation,” Unsworth said. “Pirates” performances are scheduled for Nov. 6 and Nov, 7 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in Middletown High School, 200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown. For tickets call 1-800-866-1606 or go to www.ctgilbertandsullivan.or g or email While she declined a role as one of General Stanley’s daughters in “Pirates,” Unsworth accepted the role as the governess and will sing with the chorus. She’d been in the play several times before and knew the words. Taking the offer seemed like an opportunity to have a great time. Playing a daughter would have been quite strenuous, but as governess “there’s not too much dancing,” she said. Publicity for Unsworth’s

Time has done little to slow East Berlin’s Connie Unsworth, a longtime singer and performer.

the board inked with the paraprofessionals, which also freezes salaries for the 2010-11 fiscal year. As the community heads into budget season for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the BOE has now negotiated salary freezes for its two largest employee groups. “Berlin residents should be proud that they have a teaching staff that is willing to work with the board to respond to the community’s needs and pleased that the Board of Education has been able to achieve cost savings of over $1 million before the start of next year’s budget season,” Brochu said.

The Town of Berlin is seeking applicants for the position of Clinical Supervisor/Assistant Director of Clinical Services. This is a full time, 37.5 hour per week position. Must possess a Master’s Degree from a program approved by the National League for Nursing or the American Public Health Association; or a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing; or be a Registered Nurse; or have a Diploma in Nursing; or an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. The individual must have comprehensive knowledge of general nursing theory and practice, the ability to supervise and lead others, strong patient care coordination skills, excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Applications and a full job description are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037. Applications will be accepted at the Town Manager’s Office, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 until 4:00 p.m. on November 12, 2009.



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Town Council ponders what to do with Pistol Creek By Robert Mayer Managing Editor The Town Council started discussion with what to do with the property and clubhouse on the former Pistol Creek Golf Course at its meeting last week. Several suggestions were heard but one seemed to stick. “Just to make sure everyone knows, this is a jumping off point and the beginning of a discussion,” Mayor Adam Salina said. Joe Bajorski of the Housing Authority, Mark Pasquariello of the YMCA and Peter Hansen of the Berlin Lions Club all spoke about this topic, as did John Pajor, superintendent of building maintenance for the town.

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Before the discussion started amongst council members, Bajorski asked that the clubhouse be opened and used as a meeting place or hall and could be used to generate revenue for the town since there are few large meeting places in Berlin. He said it could be modeled after the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. Pasquariello asked the council to consider letting the YMCA move its programs to the property since the Knights of Columbus building on Percival Avenue is in poor shape. Hansen echoed Pasquariello’s sentiments and said that the Berlin Lions Club would be interested in helping maintain and run the property.


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“With regards to the YMCA, its summer camp is held at the K of C building and we have found that it would be cheaper to tear the building down than fix it,” Salina said. “They have looked at a number of different properties to use for their summer camp and Pistol Creek, with the clubhouse, could be a very good use. It is my understanding that the summer programs have declined in attendance partly because of the poor condition of the K of C building. So moving some of the programs out of that building and over the Pistol Creek could be a good solution. “I have also spoken to the

directors of the Berlin Lions Club and they have some interest in the clubhouse as a place to hold their meetings. During the summer, they can hold them at the fairgrounds but when it is colder they have to go out of town.” Pajor gave a basic briefing on the clubhouse. “It was constructed in 2000 and operated for about 14 or 15 months,” Pajor said. “The roof is in excellent condition. There is minor work that needs to be done inside but not much. The worst thing you can do to a building is to board it up. That is what was done there.” Councilor Bob McGee said, “The best thing we can give the town when it comes to the

K of C building is a bulldozer and a full tank of gas.” Salina said the council has talked about a plan moving forward. “Again this is just a discussion but we have talked about moving the YMCA programs to the Pistol Creek clubhouse and possibly knocking down the K of C building to give the housing authority another space to build senior housing,” Salina said. “It is close to Marjorie Moore, which I think makes that property more attractive.” The council agreed to keep the matter at the forefront of its discussion and act sooner than later.

Police arrest three following hotel altercation Berlin police responded to an altercation, at a Berlin Turnpike motel, Oct. 23 that led to the arrest of three men with a history of disagreements. According to the Berlin Police Department, the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when Adrien Arocho, 29, came to the Plaza Motel, 1906 Berlin Turnpike, to pick up his mail. Police said Arocho was being, or had been, evicted from the motel. Arocho encountered two men, Allan J. Fortier, 61, and William McAuliaffe, 61, with whom he doesn’t get along, police said. It appears an altercation took place that involved a knife and a kind of blunt object. Fortier went off-site and made a complaint to police.

Upon investigating, police observed that McAuliaffe had an injury to his arm that appeared to be defensive in nature. The cause of the disagreement, who instigated it, and who is at fault is still under investigation. Therefore, all three were arrested on probable cause. Arocho was arrested for third-degree assault and disorderly conduct by intimidation. McAuliaffe was arrested for threatening, third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct by intimidation. Fortier was arrested for threatening and disorderly conduct by intimidation. — Olivia L. Lawrence

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Faith Briefs Berlin Congregational

perishable foods for the town food pantry. All ladies of the parish are welcome.

Autumn Family Fun is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Berlin Congregational Church. Free fun, games, contests, prizes and events are planned. Every child receives a small treat. For more information, call the church at (860) 828-6586 or visit www.berlincong re g The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled Tot Time for Thursdays, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tot Time is free of charge and includes craft time, play sessions, snacks and holiday parties. No registration is needed. For more information, call the church at (860) 828-6586.

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The Ladies Guild of St. Paul Church will honor deceased members at a Mass of Remembrance on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Church. All meeting and program will follow. The Ladies Guild is also collecting non-

The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in Father Carroll Hall, Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin. Following a short meeting, they will hold a Classic Oldies Movie Night. Refreshments will be served. Tickets for the annual Christmas Party to be held on Dec. 3 will be available at the November meeting. Tickets for the Christmas Party must be purchased by Nov. 20.

United Methodist The United Methodist Church, 139 Main St., has scheduled its annual Harvest Supper on Saturday, Nov. 14. Two sittings, 5 and 6:30 p.m., are scheduled. Menu includes turkey, ham, meatballs, scalloped potatoes, baked macaroni and cheese, home baked beans, salad bar, pickled beets, gelatin salads, devilled eggs, home made desserts and beverage. Reser-

Parish picnic vations are requested due to limited seating. For more information, ticket cost and reservations, call (860) 8285440. The United Methodist Church, 139 Main St., is scheduled to hold Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. beginning Nov. 1. The Rev. Hyoung Dock Yoo will preach.

Kensington Congregational The Kensington Congregational Church Christian Education program has scheduled a Parent/Child playgroup for Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The group meets on a “drop in” basis, in the crib room in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. All children, from infants to preschoolers, are welcome. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

Holy Grounds Coffeehouse Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, 146 Hudson St., has scheduled live music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. There is no charge to attend; a free

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The recent St. Paul parish picnic was attended by hundreds who came out to celebrate the completion of the new playground and parking lot and the new roof for the church and parish center. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to the town fire and police departments. The festivities included a magician, a balloon sculptor, an inflatable castle, face painting and children’s games as well as plenty of food and beverages.

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Berlin Briefs

Edward Ciszek

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Edward Ciszek, 78, of Kensington, widower of Jean P e a r l (Woods) Ciszek, died Oct. 19, 2009 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in WilkesBarre, Penn., son of the late Karol and the late Victoria (Slupczynski) Ciszek, he graduated from G.A.R. High School in Wilkes-Barre in 1949, served in the U.S. Army in Korea where he received a Purple Heart, and was employed at The New Britain Herald for 36 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Paul Church for 59 years where he always sat in the second pew on Saturday afternoons, The Knights of Columbus, V.F.W. Post 10732, and Disabled American Veterans. Enjoying many friendships, he loved bowling at TBowl on a weekly basis, having coffee hour at McDonalds or breakfast at Paradise Restaurant, going to the Cabaret Theater, playing cards, and watching Boston Red Sox games. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Brant Lexton Rusch of Kensington; twin grandchildren who were the sunshine of his life, Ashley and Ethan Rusch; a sister-in-law, Norma Daley and her husband George of Plainville; several nieces and nephews, and many supportive friends who helped him over the years including MaryAnn Rusczyk and her family. Services were held Oct. 23, 2009 from Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial with full military honors was in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Paul Church, 479 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037, or to St. Paul School, 461 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037.

Elinore C. Todzia, 86, of Kensington, died Oct. 19, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Dominic and Erma China and was the widow of Joseph J. Todzia. She was retired from the Connecticut Central Federal Credit Union where she worked as the assistant manager. She is survived by two sons Thomas K. Todzia of Berlin and Richard D. Todzia and his wife Mary of Higganum; five grandchildren Elizabeth

Wertz, Jonathan, Samuel, Bethany, and Christian Todzia; five great-grandchildren Samuel, Caleb and Adeline Todzia, and Viola and Maeve Wertz. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 21, 2009 at St. Paul Church, Kensington. Burial was in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations in Elinore’s honor may be made to St. Paul Church, 485 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037. The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements.

Flu clinic cancelled The shortage of seasonal flu vaccine has forced the Berlin VNA to cancel its public flu clinic that had been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10. The VNA recommends that citizens check with primary care providers, local grocery stores and pharmacies for flu shots. For listings of locations of flu shots, check the American Lung Association at

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Flu Continued from page 1 would, but you can’t buy any right now...there’s no answer — it’s a big question. We were promised plenty and none showed up.” The health district is overseeing flu clinics for the H1N1 virus. “Our communities need to prepare for any rapidly spreading disease, including H1N1 and other types of flu,” Hutcheon stated in a message to the public. On-going preparedness occurs daily with local governments and the health district. However, each individual and family should learn what to expect and how to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu and other infectious diseases.” A guide to seasonal flu and H1N1 flu and prevention tips are dis-

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cussed in a CCHD brochure available at Town Hall. According to the state Department of Public Health, H1N1 vaccine is only effective against the H1N1 virus and does not protect against seasonal influenza. Public health officials also encourage Connecticut residents to get their seasonal flu vaccination, as well as the H1N1 vaccination. Oct. 15, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that vaccination clinics for the H1N1 virus – the so-called swine flu – are getting underway in Connecticut and more are expected to be scheduled over the next several weeks as shipments of the vaccine continue to arrive in the state. “These clinics are a great sign that the campaign to begin vaccinating Connecticut’s residents from H1N1 flu is off the ground,” the Governor said. “We expect to see many more clinics around the state as shipments continue to come in to doctors and other health care providers. It is critical that those most at risk are given

priority for the initial doses.” The Central Connecticut Health District will begin scheduling novel H1N1 flu clinics soon. Initial shipments of novel H1N1vaccine have begun, but quantities are limited. Each week, additional supplies will become available. Because the first shipments of vaccine are small, only people at highest risk of developing influenza-related complications will be eligible for vaccination in the beginning. Injected vaccine will be available to: pregnant women; household contacts and caregivers of infants less than six months of age; and children age four to 19 years of age with high risk medical conditions Additionally, nasal mist vaccine will be available for healthy children aged two to four years. Residents of Berlin who fall into any of the above targeted categories and who would like to receive the H1N1 shot can register for vaccination with the health district. Registration is by

ceived, it will first be made available to those who are at greatest risk due to complications of H1N1 influenza: pregnant women, caregivers of children younger than age of six months, health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact, children aged six months to four years and children ages five to 18 with chronic medical conditions. “People who belong to these priority groups should contact their healthcare provider or local health department for more information,” said DPH Commissioner Dr. J. Robert Galvin said. “The vaccine is just now beginning to arrive into the state and we expect to receive more every week. People may need to be patient and persistent to get the vaccine in these early rounds of vaccine supply.” A public hotline for H1N1, staffed by representatives from DPH, is also available for people with questions about H1N1 flu or the H1N1 vaccine. The number for the H1N1 Hotline is: 800-830-9426. The public can call the hotline Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on the H1N1 virus or the seasonal flu in Connecticut visit: h t t p : / / w w w. c t . g o v / c t fluwatch

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The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. Speaker Susan Sayers will discuss “What about a

cruise?” Refreshments will be served. Members are reminded to bring warm hats, scarves, gloves and/or mittens to the November meeting to be distributed to the needy by the Salvation Army. Members are also reminded to continue the generous contributions needed by the food pantry.


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The Senior Center has scheduled its annual Holiday Boutique for Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, tag sale items, gently used books and puzzles and baked goods are featured. Donuts, coffee and tea for breakfast and sandwiches, soup and beverages for lunch will also be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center or local charities. For more information, call the Senior Center at (860) 8287006.

The students of the Kensington Nursery School have scheduled their annual Halloween Costume Parade for Friday, Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Senior Center.

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Letters to the Editor Feel free to call To the editor: In last week’s Berlin Citizen, Mr. Frank Masselle had a Letter to the Editor where he wrote that I “refused to take his phone call,” adding “am I right, Gary?” Mr. Masselle is not right and, in fact, I addressed Mr. Masselle’s claim in a previous Letter to the Editor. According to Mr. Masselle, apparently at some point in the past he called my home and left a message. I never received his message which, while unfortunate, occasionally happens in a busy household with two active school-age daughters. As noted, this has been previously explained, and I have apologized for not getting back to Mr. Masselle, regardless of the reason why. I did not “refuse” to take Mr. Masselle’s phone call, nor have I ever refused to take a phone call from any Berlin resident. Quite the opposite, I welcome contact from residents and dozens and dozens of individuals can personally attest to my diligence in returning their phone calls and e-mails. If Mr. Masselle or any other resident wishes to speak with me, they can contact me at home at (860) 828-1579, or by e-mail at I will gladly take your call or respond to your e-mail. Gary Brochu Berlin

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lage Community Room, 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 6:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 Commission for the Aging, Senior Center, 7 p.m.

To the editor: In 1998, in the town of Laramie, Wyoming, a young man was murdered. This, in itself, is not a startling fact. People are murdered every day. The man who died wasn’t famous, or even particularly notable. He was a twenty-one year old college student at the University of Wyoming. However, Matthew Shepard was gay, and his murder was classified as a hate crime. This crime brought worldwide attention to homophobia and related violence, and has recently reached out to touch us here in Berlin. The murder of Matthew Shepard was not just a murder; it was a vicious beating, almost constituting torture, of a man who was tied up and unable to fight back, who died six days later without regaining consciousness. The brutality of the crime made it shockingly noticeable, and has inspired countless citizens and artists to speak up. One of the most forceful pieces of artwork that has been created is a play entitled The Laramie Project, which deals with the town’s reaction to Matthew’s murder and the driving social factors that may have caused it. The play is a compilation of interviews with citizens of Laramie, organized by the Tectonic Theater group. Dozens of people—from Matthew’s friends and family, to police officers, to community leaders—were interviewed in order to produce this play. Today, The Laramie Project is one of America’s most-performed plays, even inspiring a sequel, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, which I had the honor of seeing at the Hartford Stage on October 12th, the 11th anniversary of Matthew’s death. Last spring, I was thrilled when Mrs. Ruth Jarusinsky, the advisor of Berlin High School’s Drama Club, told me she was trying to get The Laramie Project approved as this year’s fall play. Finally, someone was going to talk in this town. There would be no more skirting around the issue with vague lectures and half-hearted attempts to promote equality. People

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Letters Continued from page 18 were doing something. Perhaps some people did too much. The play was cancelled only days into rehearsal, due to protests from Berlin citizens. This both shocks and saddens me. There are several reasons why people have protested—the positive depiction of homosexuality, the violence incorporated in the play, and the supposed negative stereotype of religious people—but I am convinced that people who disapprove of The Laramie Project cannot have read it thoroughly, and with an open mind. Yes, the play does contain violence—but it is not the sort of graphic violence you would find in an R-rated or even PG-13 movie. This play is not the morbid imagination of an artist. It is a collection of heartbreaking interviews with real people, discussing the very real death of someone they loved and respected. The parents and friends of Matthew Shepard do not want to describe the gore of the crime any more than we want to hear it. Yes, the play does feature some bigoted religious people—but it does not stereotype them. Three of the characters in the play are religious leaders: Father Roger, a Catholic priest, a Baptist minister who wished to remain nameless, and Fred Phelps, pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church. Father Roger is one of the kindliest characters in the play. He held a vigil for Matthew, attempted to reach out to other religious leaders to discourage violence in the community, and advised society to learn from the murder, to find out what we are doing wrong—why has hate become such a prominent feature in our country? He is clearly not a bigoted stereotype. The Baptist minister, on the other hand, is clear on his opinion of homosexuality: he thinks it is wrong, end of story. Many people would agree. However, the minister never once says that he believes Matthew Shepard deserved

to be murdered, or that he condoned violence. He is a person with an opinion, not an extremist. Also, the minister admits that he is not a spokesperson for his faith. In his interview, he clearly states, “I am not afraid to be controversial or to speak my mind, and that is not necessarily the views of my congregation.” That phrase was not edited in by the playwright to appease the religious—the character gave his own disclaimer. How can you argue with that? In fact, another character in the play, Jedadiah Schultz, is a Baptist who was close friends with Matthew and far less condemning. The minister is not the only example of Baptists in the play. The final religious leader who appears in The Laramie Project is Fred Phelps. I admit that there is no way I can rationalize his portrayal in The Laramie Project—it is profoundly unflattering. But then again, this is the man who pickets the funerals of homosexuals and American soldiers bearing signs that read “God Hates Fags” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.” Is there a way to rationalize such behavior? And so, we’ve come to the final issue: homosexuality in The Laramie Project. Personally, I do not believe this should be a factor in the high school’s decision to produce the play. There are gay people in Berlin just as there are straight people, and Laramie is a town like any other, like ours—albeit in Wyoming. However, I am not writing this piece in order to challenge the religious or personal beliefs of anyone who disagrees. I will say that homosexuality is not the focus of this play. Homophobia is. Do we, as a society, feel good about condoning hatred, in any form? Did a man deserve to be tortured and left to die because of his sexuality? Will we stand by and let our children be bullied, beaten, killed, or driven to suicide because we don’t agree with their lifestyle? Homosexuality is just a small part of the issue. Matthew Shepard’s murder was not purely born of hate, and The Laramie Project does not try to make it so. Drugs

and robbery may have also played a part. No one can know the full truth, as both men convicted of the murder have changed their story more than once, and Matthew is no longer able to tell his. The play is about life. It is about the connection between people, about the reaction of a little town much like Berlin, where everyone is connected by a friend, a relative, a coworker—where everyone is torn apart by the ugly loss of one of its own. Our students tried to honor these connections by performing this play, and we denied them that right. It does not matter why Matthew Shepard was murdered, be it a robbery, a hate crime, or a drug deal gone wrong. It does not matter why BHS’s version of The Laramie Project was canceled, be it for the portrayal of religious peoples, the homosexuality featured in it, or the violence that it describes. The point is that it happened. And we, as a community, are defined by our reaction to it. Alexandra Asal Berlin

Absences Continued from page 3 after the weekend on Monday and Tuesday. Cicchetti said the Centers for Disease Control and the Central Connecticut Health District are not advising closing schools with H1N1 cases. However, if too many staff are out sick, then closing could be a possibility. Cicchetti’s letter was an update to parents regarding “steps we are taking to insure we have safe and healthy schools.” Parents received additional information on preventative measures they could take and also information from the CCHD regarding the flu vaccines. The recommendation from the Visiting Nurses Association is to keep children home when they have a fever and not have them return to school until they are feverfree without the aid of medication. The VNA said is currently managing demands and is not assigning extra staff to the schools.

From the governor’s office (Gov. M. Jodi Rell called for an overhaul of flu vaccine production and distribution system, according to the following Oct. 26 press release from the governor’s office.) Citing persistent and frustrating delays in the distribution of H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccines, Gov. M. Jodi Rell called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to overhaul the vaccine production and Rell distribution system. “The production and distribution of both the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines need to be expedited, especially as we move further into this year’s flu season,” Rell said in an Oct. 23 letter to Sebelius. “The bottom line is that an efficient production and distribution of the vaccines will ensure citizens in Connecticut and across the country who need the vaccine receive it...It is the view from Connecticut that the nation is in need of a substantial overhaul of the vaccine production and distribution system.” Rell told Sebelius she understands that this year’s vaccination effort is unprecedented and that HHS has worked for months on this issue. “As a former governor you can understand the difficult position state and local officials across the country currently face when explaining to the public why they are unable to obtain both the H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccines,” Rell said. “The number of vaccines, particularly all types of the H1N1 vaccine, is woefully short of the projected amount states were told they would receive by Oct. 15.” HHS informed the state Department of Public Health in July that Connecticut would be receiving as many as 500,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine for residents by the middle of October. However, Connecticut has only received just 127,600 doses. Rell said low distribution numbers are the same across the country. In July, federal officials announced that 160 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine would be available nationwide by Oct. 15. This month, states were informed that only 30 million doses have been made available. “Connecticut is not alone when it comes to our concerns over the inadequate distribution of the H1N1 vaccine,” Rell said. The governor told Sebelius the current situation also provides the opportunity to examine the seasonal flu vaccine distribution system closely for the purpose of preventing future shortages and delays, and providing protection from the flu for all those who need it. Updates from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that 82 million of the 114 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine have been distributed nationally. “Throughout Connecticut, local vaccination clinics, physician offices, pharmacies and drug stores are reporting a lack of vaccine doses,” Rell said. “With the heightened awareness of H1N1 and the repeated exhortations for people to get their flu shots, the demand for seasonal flu vaccine has increased both nationally and in Connecticut. Yet, it seems Connecticut will receive fewer seasonal flu vaccines this year than in past years. In addition, the vaccination season started nearly six weeks earlier this year than in years past. These factors, taken together with the lack of anticipated H1N1 vaccine, have led to the dual issues of perceived and real shortages of both vaccines. Rells said it is critical that residents, particularly the priority groups, be vaccinated as soon as possible. “Frankly, our private providers and the vaccination clinics that should have been scheduled by now are far short of the doses they need and that they expected to have at this point. There is only so long we can convey your agency’s and CDC’s message of ‘patience’ to the people of Connecticut, their doctors and local public health and emergency officials.”



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Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Troop 24 enjoys many activities and camping throughout the year. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. Boys 11 years and older are welcome to join Troop 41. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email Decorating – The Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Party is scheduled to work on decorations Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Willard School basement. Projects are available for all levels of talents. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (860) 828-7425. McGee book fair – McGee Middle School has scheduled a Scholastic Book Fair for Thursday, Oct. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school. Parents, students, teachers and the public are welcome.



Kiddie Halloween Carnival – The Mountain Laurel Sudbury School, 1528 Farmington Ave., ha scheduled a Kiddie Halloween Carnival for Friday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 3 to 5 and 3 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 8. For more information, call (860) 8284077. McGee book fair – McGee Middle School has scheduled a Scholastic Book Fair for Friday, Oct.

30 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school. Parents, students, teachers and the public are welcome. Meeting — The Berlin Connection Exchange Club networking meeting is scheduled for every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Route 72 Diner, East Berlin. Join local business owners in exchanging referrals and building their businesses. For more information, call (860) 680-2972. Football – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Muzzy Field, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer – BHS Bulkeley at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at Bulkeley, 3:45 p.m. Volleyball – BHS at Middletown, 5 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. Conard at Cornerstone Aquatics, 3:30 p.m.



Pet food drive – Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled an all day food drive for Saturday, Oct. 31 and during the Martlund Cemetery Haunted tour at 12 Four Rod Road. The tour opens at 6 p.m. Pet food collected will benefit the Pet Food Pantry and the Berlin Municipal Shelter. Candy and hot chocolate will be available for those who dare to enter. Admission is free. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Leather man program The Berlin Historical Society has scheduled a program, The Leather Man Mystery, at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. Shirley Sutton, local historian and storyteller, will give a 45 minute presentation followed by a 3/10 mile hike to a rock shelter site used by The Leatherman in the late 1800s as he traveled his 365 mile circle every 34 days. The shelter site is at Camp Sloper on Southington Road. Heavy rain will cancel the walk part of the program. Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers are recom-

mended. Program is free. For more information, call Lorraine Stub at (860) 8285281. Halloween party – The “Out and About Club” has scheduled a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The UPIC, 16 Harding St. Enjoy ghoulish dancing, freaky music and frightening fun. Wear a costume and join us if you dare! A fee will be charged. Halloween pancake breakfast and bake sale– A Halloween pancake breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Berlin High School cafeteria. Come dressed in costume for a sweet treat. A bake sale is also scheduled during the breakfast. Proceeds benefit Willard School fifth grade class. Tickets are available at the door. Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (at the corner of Peck Street), is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New collections include vintage bridal gowns, antique dolls and art work by noted Berlin residents. Permanent displays include a collection of tinware, bricks and more. Admission is free.

Nov. 1


Turkey Shoot— The Mattabassett Rifle & Pistol Club has scheduled its annual Turkey Shoot for every Sunday until Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the club on Beckley Mills Rd. For more information, call Shon Hatcher at (860) 398-0018. Eskimo breakfast – The SVEA Social Club, 999 Kensington Rd., has scheduled its Eskimo Breakfast for Sunday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Menu includes steak, eggs, sausage and peppers, beans, roasted potatoes,

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corned beef hash, home made chicken soup, fresh bread, juice and coffee. The Eskimo Breakfast is scheduled for the first Sunday of each month. A fee is charged for breakfast.



Berlin Land Trust – Berlin Land Trust board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the board room at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. All meetings are open to members and the public. For more information, call (860) 828-4393 or visit Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Middletown at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at Middletown, 7 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS at Southington, 3:45 p.m.



Holiday Boutique – The Senior Center, 33 Colonial Drive, has scheduled its annual Holiday Boutique for Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, tag sale items, gently used books and puzzles and baked goods are featured. Donuts, coffee and tea for breakfast and sandwiches, soup and beverages for lunch will also be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center or local charities. For more information, call the Senior Center at (860) 8287006. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse and camps monthly at a variety of places. For more information, call Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. Boys 11

to 18 are welcome. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832.Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Maloney at Meriden, 3:45 p.m.



Hubbard PTO – The Hubbard Elementary School PTO is scheduled to meet Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. All parents and guardians are welcome.



Football – BHS vs. Platt at Sage Park, 7 p.m.



Sisters in Quilting – Berlin Sisters in Quilting is scheduled to meet Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The meeting consists of a business meeting, raffle, snack, program and sharing of members quilting.



Library program – The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library have scheduled Berlin native Bill Berloni, Broadway’s animal trainer for Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. at the library. He will speak about his career rescuing animals for roles on stage and movies. He will also sign his book, Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.



Football – BHS vs. Fermi at Sage Park, 7 p.m.


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School Briefs


Class of 1944

All Night Graduation Party BHS Redcoat blanket sale The Berlin High School Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee has BHS Redcoat blankets for sale. It’s a great way to show team spirit, and they make excellent holiday gifts. For more information, call Lynn Schreiner at (860) 8288660.

Decoration work sessions

Ashley Casserino M.D. of Berlin graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine on May 17. She is currently a resident at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Casserino is a Berlin High School graduate and a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Hartford. She is the daughter of Carl and Judi Casserino of Berlin.

Decorating for the Class of 2010 Berlin High School Graduation is scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Willard Elementary School basement. Many projects are available for all abilities and talents. All adults are welcome. Co-chairs are Tina Doyle and Mary Salimeno. For more information, call (860) 828-7425.

Committee meetings The Berlin High School Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater at the high school. All parents and guardians are welcome.

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

School Lunch Menus School lunches for the week beginning Monday, Nov. 2:

Berlin High School Daily fee: $2.95 Monday: General TSO Chicken, Stir Fry rice, Chinese noodles. Tuesday: Election Day. No school. Wednesday: Nacho chips, taco meat, served with rice and corn. Thursday: Hot dog, fries or Asian Wok demo. Friday: Pepperoni or cheese pizza, salad or Chef ’s Choice.

McGee Middle School Daily fee: $2.75 Monday: Combo nuggets or teriyaki chicken, fried rice, fresh broccoli. Tuesday: Election Day. No school. Wednesday: Chicken patty with lettuce, tomato and cheese, fries. Thursday: Bread sticks, mozzarella cheese sticks, fresh green beans. Friday: Pepperoni or cheese pizza

squares, salad or Chef ’s Choice.

Elementary schools Daily fee: $2.45 Monday: Griswold - Chicken nuggets, noodles. Hubbard – Pasta with meatballs, fresh green beans. Willard – Popcorn chicken, macaroni and cheese. Tuesday: Election Day. No school. Wednesday: Griswold - Roast turkey, stuffing, whipped potato. Hubbard - Pepperoni or cheese pizza, fresh garden salad. Willard – Waffles, scrambled eggs. Thursday: Griswold - Bread sticks, mozzarella cheese sticks, fresh green beans. Hubbard - Roast turkey, stuffing, whipped potato. Willard – Hot dog, fries. Friday: Griswold - Pepperoni or cheese pizza, fresh garden salad. Hubbard – Foot long hot dog, baked beans. Willard – Pepperoni or cheese pizza, salad. (Milk and fruit or juice selection served with every meal at all schools. Menu is subject to change.)

Berlin High School Class of 1944 celebrated its 65th reunion on Sept. 18 at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club. Pictured, from left, Stanley Nalewajek*, Irene Nalewajek, Donald Griffith, Norma Griffith*, Gloria Carlson*, Hilding Carlson*, Betty Anderson, Richard Anderson*, Betty (Dyer) Brewster*, Robert Rawlings, Robert Harris*, Cele Harris, Ruth Bottonley*, John Genis and Charles Orcutt* (back to the camera). * denotes members of the Berlin High School Class of 1944.

Reunions Berlin High School Class of 1989 has scheduled its 20th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. This is the last chance to purchase tickets. Please contact Jen Miller Chant at to Ceil Simeone Biscoglio by Nov. 1. Berlin High School Class of 1984 has scheduled its 25th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn. Classmates are asked to forward their current email and mailing addresses to Berlin High School Class of 1970 has scheduled its 40th class reunion for Saturday, June 12 at the Hawthorne Inn. For more information or interested in attending, contact Chris Benson Rose at (860) 690-8869 ( or Barbara Corrigan Rudnick at (860) 828-0557 ( New Britain High School Class of 1947 has scheduled its 63rd class reunion for Sunday, June 27 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Indian Hill Golf Course, Newington. For more information, call Sophie at (860) 224-0084 or Rose at (860) 225-3966. Plainville High School Class of ‘84 is planning a 25th class reunion for Friday, Nov 27 and is looking for classmates. If you are from the PHS class of ‘84 or know others from the class of ‘84 please contact us via our Facebook group Plainville High School Class of ’84 or Danielle Coulombe Blanchette at (860) 828-1272 ( or Lisa Laferriere Perrotti at (860) 747-3560 ( Plainville High School Class of 1960 is planning its 50th reunion. Contact information is needed for missing classmates. For more information, please contact Kathie Lickwar at (860) 548-7489.


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Solid Homecoming Boys second in South; girls third showing for Redcoats CCC Cross Country Championship

By Nick Carroll Sports Editor

By Nick Carroll Sports Editor The Northwest Conference cross country championship meet always had a family feel to it, as the non-defunct conference’s seven or eight teams — all very familiar with each other — convened one last time each October to renew friendly rivalries before splintering off to compete in their respective state class meets. But the Northwest Conference ceased to exist in June. The majority of its members, including Berlin High School, moved to the Central Connecticut Conference. Last week marked those former NWC schools’

Citizen photos by Nick Carroll

Above: The BHS boys prepare to hit the trail at the CCC championship meet. Below: Berlin’s Kaylene Sylvain, foreground, closes in on the finish line. first appearance at the annual CCC cross country championship. The event, held at

Wickham Park in Manchester, sure looked a lot different than the cozy NWC championship meet used to. Nearly 30 schools and several hundred runners took part in the CCC megameet which, not surprisingly, drew a large crowd of spectators to the picturesque park. But despite the size of the field, and the overall festival atmosphere that afternoon, Berlin harriers managed to stay focused and put up some solid times.

In its 28-14 Week 5 loss to powerful Simsbury, the Berlin High School football team gave up an uncharacteristic 286 yards rushing. In Week 6, the Redcoats set out to prove that defensive performance was an aberration; and they did just that. Before a large Homecoming crowd at Scalise Field Friday night, Berlin held Rocky Hill to just 87 yards and topped the visitors 20-0 to improve to 5-1 (5-0 Central Connecticut Conference Division III). Having showed holes in their previous outing, BHS senior captain David Campagna said it was “extremely important” for the Redcoats to bounce back defensively against Rocky Hill (3-3, 3-2 CCC Division III). “We gave up way too much, and it was unacceptable last week,” the defensive back said. “We made it a point to have a shutout this week. All the guys believed in it. And that’s the key to everything;

we’ve got to believe and then we’ve got to go get it. We expected it.” “Every game you learn a lesson,” Campagna said. “Last week we learned how to bounce back. And we bounced back great.” Berlin coach John Capodice also had little to dislike about the Homecoming victory. “Our kids have high expectations, there’s expectations on the program, and we’re proud of the kids, the way they responded,” he said. “We challenged the seniors. We talk about: ‘This is a game you’re going to remember. This is your Homecoming game. How do you want to be remembered?’ The kids responded in a really positive way. I was really proud of the defensive coaches, and the defense, to get a shutout against a real quality opponent.” Against Rocky Hill, the victors got good defensive work from several guys, including Campagna, Zach

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Another all-conference year for Lewandowski By Nick Carroll Sports Editor Sticking to the script, Ricky Lewandowski led the Berlin High School boys at the Central Connecticut Conference cross country championship meet, held last week at Wickham Park in Manchester. Lewandowski, a senior, navigated the hilly 3.1-mile course in 17:22.41 and finished third in the South Division and 18th overall. His performance that afternoon combined with his work throughout the season earned him All-CCC accolades. This is Lewandowski’s second all-conference season. He garnered All-North-

west Conference honors as a junior when he finished 15th to pace Berlin at the 2008 NWC championship meet. With just a couple of races remaining in his high school career, Lewandowski was looking forward to turning in a good performance at the CCC meet. He hoped to finish in under 17:24, which he did. “Good day,” Lewandowski said. The senior arrived at the CCC championship with a game plan. “I’ve been to Wickham at least 20 times in the past, so this isn’t a new course to me. I came in here trying to run certain spots harder than others. Pretty much I was aiming for See Senior, page 25

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Berlin High School defenders wrap up a Rocky Hill ball-carrier Friday night at Scalise Field.


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The best ever? Yanosy is withholding judgment By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen This might be the best Berlin High girls soccer team ever. “It’s certainly one of the best we’ve ever had,” said eight-year head coach Steve Yanosy. “We have lots of talent and we are playing very well.” The team is unbeaten through 13 games and has eight shutouts. More than that, it has outscored its opponents 55-6. Its closest game — after an opening day 1-0 win over Tolland — was a 3-2 decision to rival Plainville, which is not exactly chopped liver at 8-4-1. Clearly the switch to the Central Connecticut Conference’s Southern Division hasn’t slowed down the Redcoats a bit. The team is anchored by senior forward Blair Ferry, an All-New England choice last season. She is aided and abetted by senior forward Kerry Scalora, a transfer student from the Taft School. “Kerry is a great player,” said Yanosy. “She is a great goalscorer and assist-maker.” Yanosy went on to list several more players, all of whom he said have contributed in many ways to the team’s 13-0 record at press time. “Nikki Kurezcka [senior] is a great defender and sweeper; a real leader,” said Yanosy. “And Jess LaVoie [junior, midfielder] is the

Blair Ferry and the Berlin High School girls soccer team headed into this week with a record of 130. The Lady Redcoats’ talented senior class will be honored at Scalise Field, Monday, Nov. 2. Also, that night Berlin players will wear pink to show their support for the fight against breast cancer. Donations will be collected as well. Game time is 7 p.m. Photo by Matt Leidemer

glue that bridges our offense and defense. She is an excellent distributor; one who sets up assists.” He also said sophomore Shannon Murphy is a key midfielder and said that seniors Kim Rasmussen and Maggie Murphy were outside players who “are like the Energizer Bunny — they never stop running.” Yanosy’s backfield is held in place by sophomore Dana Hebert along with three juniors — Anna Chmura, Jenna Brousseau and Mallory Brochu. “They make us very solid in the back,” said Yanosy. Yanosy said that there are 48 girls in the soccer program at Berlin High, the largest number in the program’s his-

tory. “We have some kids in the program who are injured and cannot play,” he said. “But they very much want to

be part of the program. In high school especially, I think that’s very important. If a kid really wants to be part of a

team, they should be. I think that’s a very important part of the learning process.” The Redcoats played Platt of Meriden Tuesday night at Falcon Field in the Silver City and host Bulkeley High of Hartford Friday, Oct. 30 at Sage Park at 7 p.m. Berlin winds up its regular season Monday night, Nov. 2 at 7, hosting Middletown. “Our girls have turned this into something very special,” said Yanosy. “They have decided that will be Pink Night and they will all wear pink to support the fight against breast cancer. “They will set up a donation bucket for people to contribute and they hope everyone who comes will be generous. This was their idea and I think it’s a great thing for them to do on their Senior Night.”

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’Coats Notes

It’s crunch time for the Berlin High School boys soccer team. Heading into this week, the Redcoats owned a record of 4-7-2, which means that for them to earn a spot in the state tournament they need to generate at least one victory and one tie in their final three regular season contests. A team must have a win percentage at or above 40 in order to punch a ticket to the postseason. It has been an up and down year for Berlin. At one point, the locals followed up a three-game losing skid with a threegame win streak. Then came back to back losses. “We have been inconsistent. That would be the word leading up to the last three games of the year,” BHS coach Dave Francalangia conceded. Last week the locals fell to Bristol Central, 4-0, before earning a 0-0 tie with Bristol Eastern, a team they lost to early in the year. “We have been practicing better as of late and it translated in to a big tie,” Francalangia said. — Nick Carroll

Photo by Matt Leidemer

After missing most of the regular season recovering from shoulder surgery, last week Katelyn Zarotney returned to the court for the Berlin High School volleyball team. Zarotney, right, is pictured in action in a 3-0 victory over Platt. At press time, the Lady Redcoats were 11-5, and had already clinched a spot in the CIAC Class M state tournament.


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their edge to 12-0. With a steady rain falling and the bleachers clearing, Berlin went ahead 20-0 midway through the fourth. Max DeLorenzo tallied his team’s first two scores. Taylor Tavarozzi ran in the final touchdown of the night. DeLorenzo rushed for 178 yards, which put the junior over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. On his second touchdown against Rocky Hill, DeLorenzo reversed course, evaded a crush of defenders and scored from four yards. “I thought Max had a terrific run. There was nothing there, he bounced to the

Berlin High School’s Taylor Tavarozzi fights for yards Friday night at Scalise Field.

outside and made us good coaches by that run,” Capodice joked. As they had against Simsbury, on Friday, Berlin quarterback Dan Hackett and receiver Ryan Malloy, once again, showed they are a formidable combination. Malloy hauled in three Hackett offerings for 71 yards, and one two-point conversion. “I thought Dan Hackett and Ryan Malloy did a terrific job. They work hard every single day, and it was nice to see them have success,” Capodice said. As the dust settled after Homecoming 2009, Capodice expressed his gratitude to all who made the night, and BHS football, a success. “We’re very lucky in Berlin,” he said. “We have great staff, great support from our administration to our athletic trainer, to The Citizen, to all the people, the band, the fans. All the people that support us, we really appreciate them coming out here. We like to say football in Berlin on a Friday night is a special thing. I think we take a lot of pride in it in our community.” The Redcoats hit the road to face Bristol Eastern (3-3) Friday night at Muzzy Field.

first and second respectively. Sophomore Kaylene Sylvain was the Lady Redcoats’ top finisher, placing ninth in the division and 55th overall (22:12.24). Berlin’s other scorers landed in the top 20 in the division, as well. Sophomore Chelsea Vujs was 12th (23:14.18), freshman Nicole Sylvain was 14th (23:19), freshman Megan Morrison finished 15th place (23.32.62) and freshman Stephanie Parillo was 17th (24:07.76). The Sylvain sisters attained All-CCC status this season.

“This group has shown tremendous improvement throughout the year and has a very bright future with all the runners being freshman and sophomores,” Soucy said of the girls team. “I was very happy with both teams’ results,” the first-year coach added. “They are a much more competitive group this year, fighting for every single position during each race.” For Central Connecticut Conference championship meet results, visit

Continued from page 23 Parsons and Kyle Connolly. Mason Powers and Parsons lead the locals with 45 and 44 tackles respectively. The defense has allowed a paltry 63 points this fall, while Berlin’s high-powered offense has manufactured 180 points. The Redcoats took a 6-0 lead over Rocky Hill in the first quarter and carried that advantage into the third period where they tacked on another score to increase

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Senior Continued from page 23 time,” Lewandowski said. “I actually wanted to start out a little slower today so I could finish hard. And I did finish pretty hard, so I guess I started out at a good speed.” The huge field of runners at the CCC championship did not have much of an affect on Lewandowski’s strategy. “Only at the beginning, when you get stuck right in the middle like I did,” he explained. With Lewandowski leading the way, the Redcoats finished second to Bristol Central in the CCC South Division. The locals rolled up a stellar regular season record of 6-1, and rode a wave of

confidence into the conference championship. “We came into this race in second place in the CCC South, and we wanted to stay there. Beating Bristol Central here to get a co-championship was pretty much a stretch,” Lewandowski conceded. “I wanted to win. We didn’t. But second place is good,” he added. “We finished with a 6-1 record. It’s definitely one of the best teams I know of in Berlin cross country history.” Lewandowski plans to run in college, but first he’s focused on ending his final scholastic season on a high note. “I want to get AllState,” he said. The CIAC Class MM state meet is slated for Saturday, Oct. 31.




Paced by seniors Ricky Lewandowski and Andrew Soneson, the BHS boys finished second to Bristol Central in the CCC South Division. Lewandowski placed third in the division and 18th overall (17:22.41, 3.1 miles). Soneson was 12th in the division (18:47.35). For their efforts this fall, Lewandowski and Soneson earned All-CCC honors. Rounding out Berlin’s top five were freshman Brendan McCarty (15th, 19:06.91), sophomore Will Cavedon (16th, 19:08.64) and junior Shaun Sullivan (23rd, 19:32.53). “The boys ran hard and fought for every spot,” Berlin coach Steve Soucy said. The young BHS girls team finished third in the CCC South Division. Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern were

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Berlin High School’s Ricky Lewandowski, pictured at the Central Connecticut Conference cross country championsip meet.


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Tickets are on sale for the Berlin High School-New Britain football game, which will be held Nov. 25, 7 p.m., at Willowbrook Park. Tickets are available at BHS, and at most home athletic contests.

Booster Club The BHS Booster Club will meet Monday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. at Berlin High School (lower level video amphitheater).

Youth Sports Bears football D Team Running Back Raylend Wilson scored for Berlin on a pass from quarterback Sam Capodice. Also playing well for the Bears were Graeden Boyer, Sebby Fusco, Nick Grant, Matt Wojciechowski, Paul Coccomo, Jack Melville, Alejandro Arcila, Paul Calafiore, Bryan Faulk, Ryan Terlecky, Sam Veronesi, Devon Richards, Bryan Faulk, Aaron Gauvin, Andrew Martin and Jimmy Grieco.

Soccer U10 Berlin 6, Glastonbury 0: Julia Sisti and Nikki Xiarhos scored two goals apiece, and Alex Comstock and Courtney Vogel each added one as Berlin rolled. Jenna Santana dished out two assists, with Libby Aroian, Alana Garofalo, Hannah Schulz and Vogel adding one apiece. Sara Bengiovanni and Lisa Grieco also played well for the victors. Berlin 2, Avon-A Team 2: Alex Comstock and Julia Sisti scored for Berlin, with assists coming from Marissa Pettinelli and Nikki Xiarhos. Anchoring the locals’ defense were goalies Maeve McQuillan and Cameron Michalek, and Macy Cohen, Jessica Gaetgens and Alana Garofalo. U11 Berlin 4, Farmington 0 (State Cup): Berlin was led by a strong defensive line consisting of Grace McCann, Kirsten Armetta, Sarah D’Addario and the goaltending of Sam Giardina. The middle of the field was

controlled by Alexis Cabral, Olivia Norton, Tess Atkinson and Olivia Cialfi. The forwards included Sophia Morell, Carolyn Stickle, Danielle Skates and Cheyenne Inturri. Norton, Inturri, Morell and Giardina scored. U14 Berlin 3, Rocky Hill 0: Scoring were Brian Kennure, Ben Tencza and Michael Moriarty. Supporting the offense were Nathan Ruscito, Brenton Cantliffe, Kevin Roberts, Noah Bergren and Nick Vreeland. Holding down Berlin’s defense were Richard Schlichting, Matthew Heimlich, Brandon Rocco, Kevin Kennure, Steve Petrario and goalies Brian Bostrom and Nathan Aroian.

Hockey Midget Minor Southern Connecticut Stars 3, Rhode Island Saints 2: Berlin’s Michael Samulenas and the Southern Connecticut Stars participated in the Rhode Island Saints U16 Octoberfest Tournament, a major New England youth hockey tournament. Southern Connecticut faced tough competition from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Southern Connecticut defeated the Rhode Island Saints 3-2 in a double-overtime thriller to lock in as tournament champions. Samulenas finished the four-day tournament unbeaten in net while posting an impressive 2.33 Goals Against Average and .914 Save Percentage. Samulenas has a sixgame shutout going.

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10th annual tasting promises to be best yet By Robert Mayer Managing Editor The Berlin Athletic Boosters are hoping everyone will come out to the 10th annual Wine and Beer Tasting, set for Nov. 14 from 7-10 p.m. at the VFW in New Britain. “This is the 10th year we’ve had this event but this one is going to be more exciting and fun than any in the past,” said organizer Beth Rasmussen. “We are pleased to be able to offer this event in Nov. so it can be the kickoff to the holiday season. We usually have it in January but this year the testing will feature a lot of gift ideas and pre-holiday specials for Thanksgiving and Christmas.” The BHS Boosters provide $5,000 each year in scholarships to student-athletes and this is the main fundraiser for the organization. The event was started by Frank Facciolo when he owned Top

Bulletin Board Hoop training Start getting in shape for basketball season. Back 2 Basics Basketball Fundamentals 101 sessions will be held Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Individual and small group instruction is available. For more information, contact Brian Amenta or David Bosso via email at:

BBA tryouts Tryouts for the Berlin Basketball Association (boys) will be held at Berlin High School on the following date: Fifth grade, Friday, Oct. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (B gym). For more information, contact Cory Ebert at (860) 828-0271.

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Shelf Liquor. He is now the owner of the recently-opened Berlin Spirits and is back to help the organizers. “We did a big one with the Lions Club, where we had 600 people come, so we think this one will sell out,” Facciolo said. “The hall can only hold 400 people so that’s how many tickets we can sell. There is going to be something for everybody on this night. It’s good for our business but it’s all about giving back to the community.” Some of the highlights of the event will be a Thanksgiving Table complete with the appropriate wine choices to go with turkey. There will also be a Christmas table with wines to accompany a Christmas ham or other beef products. There will be a UConn table with the wines of UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma. That table will also have raffle tickets for upcoming men’s and women’s basketball games. “It’s a sports theme this year,” said organizer Alicia Conway. “We figured since we’ll probably have a sports crowd we’d play to that. The raffle will have CCSU season tickets, UConn men’s and women’s basketball tickets, tickets to the Rock Cats and Wolf Pack. Also there will be gift certificates to various restaurants, Roger’s Marketplace, Bill’s Pizza and memberships to Powerhouse Gym.” The night will also have a silent auction with sport memorabilia from Omni Sports. The boosters not only give scholarships every year but help buy equipment, supply conference champion plaques and junior sweatshirts for every athlete. “It’s going to be a wonderful night out so we hope everybody will help support the boosters,” said organizer Sharon Garfi. Tickets are available through booster members and at Berlin Spirits. For more information contact Alicia Conway at

The Berlin Athletic Boosters’ 10th annual Wine and Beer Tasting will be held Nov. 14, 7 to 10 p.m., at the VFW in New Britain.

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New Citizens Olivia Elizabeth Fas Emmanuel and Veronica (Matassa) Fas of Berlin announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Elizabeth, on Aug. 26, 2009 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut of New Britain. She joins her 3 year-old sister, Rose Fotoula Fas. Olivia’s maternal grandparents are Rose and Anthony Matassa of Plainville and her paternal grandparents are Connie and Costa Fas of Glastonbury. Her maternal great-grandmother is Veronica Knapp of Newington.

Lilly Griffin

Richard and Sarah (Garuti) Griffin of Southington announce the birth of their daughter Lilly on Aug. 25, 2009. Lilly’s maternal grandparents are Richard and Marjorie Garuti of Southington and her paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Griffin, Sr. of Rockford, Ill. Her paternal great-grandmother is Doris Gimpl of East Berlin and her maternal great-grandparents are Rose and Richard Garuti of Kensington.

Lauren Elizabeth,Aiden Marcus Scalia Jennifer Ann (MacNeill) and Marc John Scalia of Burlington, Mass. announce the birth of their twins Lauren Elizabeth and Aiden Marcus on June 1, 2009 at Winchester Hospital, Mass. The twins’ paternal grandparents are John and Marie Scalia of Berlin. Their maternal grandparents are David and Jean MacNeill of Wakefield, Mass.


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Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Halloween program The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has scheduled a family Halloween program for Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Children (all ages) and parents are welcome. Participants may wear costumes. Goody bags are provided by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Storytime Fall storytime is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 2. Storytime is a four week series of 30 minute programs with stories, flannel boards, fingerplays and a short film. It is scheduled as follows: Mondays: 10:30 a.m. for 2 ½ to 3 ½ years with parent (registration required). Mondays: 11:30 a.m. for 1 ½ to 2 ½ years with parents (registration required). Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. for 2 ½ to 3 ½ years (registration required). Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. for 3 ½ to 6 years – drop-in. Wednesdays: 10:30 for 3 years – drop in. Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. for 1 ½ to 2 ½ with parent (registration required), Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. all ages – drop-in.

Berlin Free Library Saturday, Oct. 31 – Halloween Haunting Party from 10 to 11 a.m. Join your friends for spooky stories and creepy crafts. Door prizes will be awarded.

Bill Berloni is scheduled to speak at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. The Berlin native will discuss his successful career training theatrical animals. According to Friends of the Library board member, Barbara Nieman, a fellow high school classmate (class of 1984) who arranged the visit, Berloni was class president for all four years at Berlin High School. His winning ways with people have transferred to his expertise in preparing animals for their careers in show biz. Berloni actually started out with the intention of becoming an actor. At 20 years old he was an apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when the producer offered him a big break. He was offered a chance to act and gain his Equity card if he could locate and train a dog to play the role of Sandy in the origi-

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CitizenReal Estate Police Briefs

Berlin police have an arrest warrant pending in the case of a hit and run accident that took place at 2:02 a.m. Saturday at the Chamberlain Highway and Norton Road intersection. According to the Berlin Police Department, a Dodge Ram pick-up truck came out

of Norton Road into the intersection without stopping. The pick-up hit a car going north on Chamberlain, pushing it across the highway into the curb. The pick-up then continued north on Chamberlain. No one was injured, but the pick-up sustained heavy

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Be a peach front end damage. Police initially issued an alert seeking information on the pick-up driver, but he later turned himself in. A police spokesperson said the name of the pick-up driver is not being released at this time as an arrest warrant is still pending.

Police Blotter

The Berlin police reported the following arrests. Oct. 8 Lynn Cory, 20, 242 Savage Hill, second-degree burglary, threatening, home invasion. Wilson Alamo, 32, 19 Dobeck Rd., New Britain, second-degree failure to appear. Oct. 9 Christina Sanchez, 20, 34 King St., Hartford, second-degree false statement/fraudulent intent. Wilson Alamo, 32, 19 Dobeck Rd., New Britain, sixth-degree larceny – shoplifting, second-degree failure to appear. Oct. 10 Thomas Farr, 21, 1518 Kensington Rd., operating under the influence of drugs/al-

cohol, evading responsible in operation of motor vehicle, third-degree criminal mischief, failure to drive in proper lane, multiple. Oct. 11 Regina M. Deveau, 45, 174 Maple Hill Ave., Newington, violation of protective order/nonthreat. Melissa Argazzi, 23, 39 Percival Ave., second-degree failure to appear. Oct. 13 John Drwiega, 53, 85 Mead St., New Britain, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, refusal to submit to chemical test, failure to drive in proper lane, multiple. Oct. 16 Raymond Lopez, 41, 75 Linsley Ave., Meriden, first-de-


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PEACH! (People Excited About Combating Hunger!), was created when Hatchery Brook Community Gardens received a $500 grant from the Quaker Go Project. HBCG has made several donations to the Berlin Senior Center as well as the local Salvation Army. Pictured is Pam Graves, harvesting vegetables for the donation basket.

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“The War of the Worlds”

A Halloween Scare This artwork by Henrique Alvim Correa is from a 1906 printing of the book “The War of the Worlds.” In the book, Martian “tripods” like this one fight against England’s armies.

“The War of the Worlds” More than 100 years ago, an English author named H.G. Wells wrote a book called “The War of the Worlds.” It was about aliens from Mars attacking Earth. This type of writing is called science H.G. Wells fiction. Wells wrote (1866-1946) the story much like a newspaper article, in a convincing way.

The Mercury Theater photo courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection

“We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a special news bulletin …” Have you ever heard words like these while you were watching television or listening to the radio? When there’s important news to share, stations will sometimes break into a show with the announcement. On the night before Halloween in 1938, as some Americans listened to a favorite show on the radio, they heard a similar announcement. This time, the announcer was a player on a dramatic show called “The Mercury Theater on the Air.” He told listeners that aliens from Mars were attacking Earth. But some people didn’t realize that the announcement was part of the show. As they listened to the make-believe news, some thought the events were really happening.

Then, about 70 years ago, an actor named Orson Welles started a theater group in New York City. On the Mercury Orson Welles Theater’s radio show, (1915-1985) actors performed different stories from famous authors such as Mark Twain (“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”), Robert Louis Stevenson (“Treasure Island”) and Jules Verne (“Around the World in Eighty Days”).

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Listener panic Some people who heard the broadcast became frightened when they thought Martians had landed on Earth. They called neighbors and friends, helping to spread the panic. People even went to Grovers Mill to look for the aliens.

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When we read about events in history, it sometimes helps to know what else was going on in the world when those events happened. The radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds� was set in Grovers Mill, N.J., a small town on the East Coast of the United States. Playwright Howard Koch helped write the show, which was presented as news bulletins over about an hour.

During the late 1930s, Adolf Hitler was gaining power in Germany. He was trying to take over parts of Czechoslovakia and other territories. In mid-October 1938, Winston Churchill, a political leader in the United Kingdom, said the U.S. must prepare for war against Hitler. This talk of war made Americans nervous. In addition, the Great Depression of the early 1930s, when many Americans lost their jobs and their homes, left some people still feeling insecure about their futures.

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Remember, in 1938, TV was still being perfected. Most American homes had radios, though. Families sat around the radio in the evening listening to funny or dramatic shows or their favorite sports games. Americans had great confidence in reports they heard on the radio. Along with entertainment, radio was a source of news.

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PETS & LIVESTOCK HARRY IS A YOUNG, SHAR-PEI MIX, NEUTERED AND CURRENT WITH ALL SHOTS. MONTE is a handsome male boxer, totally housebroken. Olive is a young, playful Pointer mix. See them at Cheshire Dog Pound any day. Call 203-271-5590 for more info.

Ford F-350 XLT 2006 Super Duty, Long Bed 2 Door, 5.4L V8 12,001 mi # A11542 $26,900 (203) 238-1100

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 MALSHI puppies, Born 8-16-09. 8 weeks old, 4 Females, 1 Male. No shots. $300. 203-427-7724 PUG PUPPIES - Purebred 1st shots. Parents on premises. Very lovable. Home raised. $800. 203-213-5189

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES SEWING Machine, cherry desk cabinet. 2 drawers. $25. (203) 238-3774 VINTAGE Fine leather & wood office chair. Excellent condition. $85. Call days 203-2384855 & evenings 203-272-4279

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

LAWN & GARDEN Ford F-350 XLT 2008 Super Duty. Extended Cab Long Bed, 4 door. 6.4L V8. Automatic with overdrive. 13,978 mi # A11543 $39,900 (203) 238-1100

FOR SALE-10HP Billy Goat leaf blower. MINT CONDITION! $850. Call 203-235-7723

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. MOVING - MUST SELL All kinds of items from Furniture to Appliances to a Baby Grand Piano! Please call (203) 314-0004

PICASSO, VanGogh and other Abrams art books, $35.00. Call 237-0912


SALON Chair good condition Asking $65. Meriden 203-686-1047

STORAGE Cabinet- All Wood, Formica top, wheels. 45”W x 36”H x 20”D. Great for basement/garage. $25. 203-235-3794

WINTER MOTORCYCLE STORAGE Heated, secure, clean garage in Meriden. Call (203) 715-0866

AUTO PARTS 2-STUDDED snows P205/70/R15 for sell $50.00 Call 203-238-0090 ‘86 C20 truck for parts or whole. ‘99 Kia whole car for parts, no engine. ‘89 Cadillac complete, $650 or best offer. ‘89 Sierra 305 engine & 400 turbo transmission. ‘81 Camaro V6 engine w/transmission, 3 speed. Call (203) 935-7688 TIRES 2-new P205/65R15 on forged ford taur rims $99.00 call 203-440-3973 TRUCK cap for sale-good cond $25 call 203-269-9922

SNOWMOBILES ARCTIC CAT 2004 FS Tiger Limited Edition. 700 twin, 4300 miles. Dealer maintained every year. Mint cond. Many extras. $3400. (203) 238-9830 or 203537-1609

PETS & LIVESTOCK ADULT Female Chinchilla with cage $100. Call Jim 203-235-1939 CHIHUAHUA Puppies for sale. 4 males-$350/ea. 1 Female- $400 Parents on site. Mother has papers. Ready to go 10/30. (203) 671-3845

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 48” CURIO CABINET $100 (860) 276-7270 BEDROOM Set Queen size bed, mirror, bench, 2 nightstands & large dresser with mirror. $350. Wooden love seat/sleeper$200. Large corner whirlpool tub - $500. Call (203) 269-8308

BUTCHERBLOCK oak table w/4 chairs $100. Please call 203-284-8384 COUNTRY LR SET- Sofa, loveseat, chair & table. Good cond. $100/best. (203) 265-1108 DESK- Wooden, six drawers, sturdy. $15. (203) 440-3919 DINETTE Set- Black octagon table w/4 chairs. $50. (203) 630-1866 DORM size fridge black perfect shape $75.00 firm 203-235-5491

LINCOLN penny mis-struck. Must See! $13 Call 203-317-0032

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336 CRIB, White, tubular metal converts to toddler bed $50. Call 203-671-9297

DVDS- 25 Good movies, unopened. $4 each. Drafting table, “Mayline” 21”x26”, drafting scales, brand new, 12” & 18”. $20 all. (203) 440-3919

VARIOUS TYPES of printing, storage, binding and inserting equipment for sale. Perfect for a start up printing operation or for parts. A detailed online document listing all pieces can be sent to you if interested. Please email: for more details WHIRLPOOL Refrigerator, side by side. 33”W. 10 years old, white. $75. In Middlefield. (484) 995-8845

FILL, TOPSOIL & TRUCKING AVAILABLE 860-346-3226 GLASS charcoal smoked table top slab, 3’ X 5’ X 1/4” like new, $55.00. 203-265-3738.

WINEMAKERS- 15 heavy glass 4-liter wine jugs. $1 each. (203) 237-2117 P.M.

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


GRACO Infant car seat Bermuda Pattern, LN $50 Call 860-628-3144

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

HUMANE Animal Trap, 30”x11”x12”H, $25. Call 203-235-5447.


FREE over-sized living room chair beige. U take away! Call 203-440-2071

JOGGING stroller, $15. Call 860-828-6433

FREE-Bedroom dresser set, old fashion blond wood. Call 203-235-8434

KENMORE Gas/propane Range, 30”. 1.5 yrs old, white, $100. In Middlefield. (484) 995-8845

GIRLS white desk, 3 drawers. $35. Can deliver. 860-682-4435.

MIDDLEFIELD, CT Burial Plots 3 available, all adjacent. $500.00/each firm. Please call (860)347-9841

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

ANTIQUE Hoosier w/ flour dispenser. Painted green. .$99.00 860 621-4325


BUNKBED wood ladder and side rails. $80 or best offer. 203-238-7556 BUREAU walnut 4 drawer 32”x36”x17” $50.00 call Joe 203-269-8505

ANNALEE DOLLS Made in USA. Mint condition. Halloween, Christmas & others. (203) 599-0011




BOX of 400 golf balls. Assorted brands and grades. $50.00 Call (203)213-5283

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

GARDEN Way wood chipper/leaf vac. Runs well. Vacuum hose attachement for leaves. $85. 203-265-3427

GOOD Sized steel tool box. Heavy duty with carry tray. Good condition. $6. (203) 269-8925


OIL Drum 55 Gal. with stand and 15 gal. range oil. (203) 2375033 $30.

RAVO Electric Scooter- Great for elderly or disabled persons. Manufactured in Wlfd! Brand new, still in box. Was over $2000, selling for $850. (203) 907-7296 WOODEN IMPORTS FURNITURE All Hardwood Dinette Sets. Wholesale prices start at $229! Call (860) 231-1777

CLOTHING MENS over coat nino cettuti 44 Like new $50 Call 203-269-5120

PICTURE 18”X22”. Print of Boothbay Harbor. Framed and signed. $25. (203) 237-2117

RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Ready to go! $450. Please call 860-329-9893 TERRIER MIX Female, 10 months old, spayed, Grey and white. Good with kids. Crate and dog house included. $150 203-464-2303


ROBOSAPIEN With remote, like new. $25. (203) 235-2784

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

SEASONED FIREWOOD$225/cord, including delivery. Discount over 2 cords. Call for more information 203-715-3140. SPACE HEATER, ELECTRIC GOOD CONDITION. $15 CALL 203-265-1863



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

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

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

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA WANTED TO BUY

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

203-235-8431 DESAY DVD player for TV, remote, cables. $9.99. Call 203-687-5381 OLDER Stereo - tapes & records. $25. (203) 235-2465 WII game-SmackDown vs Raw 2008. $15. 203-639-0835


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

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

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED: USED FURNITURE refrigerator, gas stove, mattresses, couches, beds, household items, clothing, children’s toys, etc. 860-869-2947

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS GRAND Piano Kimball Petite Blonde Model. Tuned and ready to play. Like new Condition $2,995. Call evenings 203272-0533


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

It's all here!

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS Drums & Percussion, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone Horn, Trumpet, Piano, Improvisation. Consultation/First Lesson Free! Exp’d & certified teacher in convenient Kensington loc. Call Bob 860-357-2638

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

Marketplace (203) 238-1953


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

HOUSES FOR RENT BERLIN- 4BRs, 2500SF, 2 car garage, central AC, completely renovated w/new addition. No pets. $2200/mo. Avail. 11/1. 1520 Farmington Ave. 757-846-3494 DURHAM 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. 2 car garage, oil heat. Available now. 8-9 months. $1,300. 860-301-8584 MERIDEN. Charming 3 BR house for rent, 1 bath, beautiful deck, nice neighborhood, new kit, private parking. Avail immed. $1150/mo. 1 mo. sec req. (917) 207-1969


MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $750/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000

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MERIDEN- 1BR, sec bldg. No pets. Sec dep-credit check. $775 per month. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN- 2BR, laundry room, 1 car gar., A/C. No pets $875/mo + dep. 203-235-9214 MERIDEN-1BR 495 Crown St. Free unlimited heat & hot water. Storage, assigned parking, pool, laundromat on site. $750/month Call after 1pm 860-664-9608 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1.50 baths, full basement. $1260 per month. Call (203) 294-0685 or 203-213-9912 YALESVILLE On The Green. 2 BR, 2 Baths. All appliances incl w/d. A/C & gas heat. Exercise facility & BBQ area on site. Gracie 203-464-8066


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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1175/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789 MER-3BR, 1st flr, 3 James St. Washer & dryer hookup. Off-stparking. No pet. No smoking. Sec & credit check. Refs. $900/mo. Call 203-639-8285 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl furn studio, $160/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203-630-3823 MERIDEN & surrounding towns, 1-4BR units avail. Most remod. Sect 8 appr’d. 203-440-3120. or stop by our office 1079 Broad St. MERIDEN - 1BR, 3rms, 2nd flr, lg. kitchen, stove & fridge. Off st. parking. No pets. Refs. & sec. dep. $550. (860) 276-0552 MERIDEN - 2BR, 3rd flr, lease & security deposit required. $775/mo. Call 860-404-1871 MERIDEN - 3BR, 6 rms, plus walk up attic. 2nd flr. Off st. parking. Stove, w/d hookup. No pets. $875 + sec. Call 203-2352703 MERIDEN - 4BRs, 7 rms, 1st flr, W/D hookup, off st. parking, Center St. $1200/mo. + sec. Call 860-508-6877 MERIDEN - Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 1 & 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $650 & $850 + utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2. MERIDEN 1st floor, 1 BR, 3 rooms, stove/fridge, washer hook up, gas heat, $675 mo. Avail Now! 203-284-5843 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Large first floor apt. in 2 family home with Off-street parking. Crown Street. Available now. $700/month. Call Mark (203) 530-7084.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd floor. Newton St. Freshly painted. Close to shopping & parks. No WD hookup. $600/month. Owner/ agent. Call (203) 284-3757

MERIDEN-(2) 2BR apts, 1st flr, $850/mo. 5Rm, 2BR, 2nd flr, $875/mo. Off-st-parking. Sm. yard. quiet st. Sect 8 approved. Avail Nov. Call 203-506-5625

MERIDEN 2BR, 1st lr, updated. Basement storage space. So. Colony St. Yard. No pets, separate utils, sec. $800. Call 203809-4627

MERIDEN-177 Foster St. Renovated 2nd fl, 3/4BR, W/D hkup. $1100. Hdwd flrs, enclosed porch. Stove, refrig, micro, lg yd, off-st park. 203-634-3210

MERIDEN 2BR, possibly 3BR. 1st Floor. Off street parking. Very clean. $900/mo + 1 mo security. (203) 376-4853

MERIDEN-1BR apts starting at $705/mo. Heat & HW incld. Sec. Dep. & credit ck req. Call Galleria RE for details 203-671-2223.

MERIDEN 2nd fl 1BR furn $210/wk + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm.

MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $625 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597

MERIDEN 3 BR LR, DR, Kitchen. 3rd floor. Balcony, storage. Clean. No pets. 1 car parking. $850/mo + 1 mo security. Section 8 approved. 203-440-0751 MERIDEN 3 BR, 1st floor. Newly remodeled. 2 level. $850 plus security. 186 Grove Street. Call (203) 887-4032 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Floor. Appliances included. Beautiful location. 299 Westfield Rd. $1000. No pets. 203-558-5949

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3rd FL Moderate size apartment. 2 BR. Off street parking. $675. 247 West Main St. No pets. (203) 668-5132 MERIDEN East Side. 1st Fl. 1 BR. Wall to wall carpet. Stove, refrigerator. WD hookup. 1 car off-st parking. No smoking. $675/mo. No utils. 2 mos sec. No pets. (203) 269-1571 after 6. MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- 1BR Fall Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires October 31. For info 203-639-4868

MERIDEN- 1BR, 1406 Hanover Ave. With appls, parking & laundry. No pets. 1 yr lease. 1.5 month security. $695/mo. 203265-7094 MERIDEN- 1st flr. 2BR, Avail. Nov. 1st. Stove & fridge. Off st. parking. No pets. $775 + sec. Call (203) 238-4463 MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 rooms, Remodeled, 2nd flr, $800 + utilities. 1 off st. parking. No pets. Twiss St. Call 203-213-3951 MERIDEN- 3BR, new paint, carpet, appliances, off st. parking. Lease, security. $900/mo. Prescott St. Jack (203) 9967379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN- 3rd flr 2BR, $785/ mo. Also, 1st flr, 5 rm, 2 BR, $895. Stove and refrig. Storage area. Yard. Off st parking, quiet. Sec req. 860-841-6455.

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MERIDEN 2 BR - $750 ($1000 sec. dep.) 4 BR - $1250 ($1600 sec. dep.) Nice location. Off st. parking. No pets. 860-828-3669

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MERIDEN 2 BR Modern large aptartment. $925 per month, including electric. Call Clive (203) 886-9902

Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016

MERIDEN- 2BR, walk-up attic, 2nd flr, off st. parking. $800/mo. Call (203) 639-1634

WALLINGFORD-2BR, Recently renovated. $900 + utils. Call 203-284-0212


CALL 877-238-1953 to place your ad TODAY


MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950

MERIDEN-1BRS-Starting @ $665 All appls & hot water incl. 1 & 1 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings Sat’s 9-11am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR large apt. Reduced! $750/mo. including. fridge, stove & w/d hkup. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req’d. Security & 1st month rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-2BR, 1st fl, 128 Reservoir Ave. Nice area. $750/mo. No utils. Sect. 8 appr’d. Call 203-619-2877 or 203-630-3378 MERIDEN-Completley renovated. 4BR apt. Dead-end st., quiet neighborhood, 1 parking. Section 8 approved. No pets. $1400. Call 203-715-3494 MERIDEN-Spacious 4BR in quiet residential area, near hwys. Call 203-444-4634 leave message MERIDEN-Studio apt downtonw on bus-line, $500/mo + utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN-VERY SMALL Studio Apt - All utilities included. $385/mo w/ 2 month’s security. Call for info: (646) 345-2636 MERIDEN: Spacious 2BR Apartment. $800. Off street parking. Section 8 approved. 110 Colony St. Leave Message 860-4260658 S. MERIDEN-Great location. 2BR. Move-in, no stairs. Off-stparking, large yard. REDUCED to $875/mo + utils & sec. Call 203-619-3057 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON LARGE 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 SOUTHINGTON/MERIDEN Extra lg 1BR apt. Avail 11/1. Southington-Meriden townline. Sliders to deck, private parking, appliances. Exc. area. $750 /mo. Refs & sec req’d. Call 203-499-7894 for more details SO. MERIDEN Updated 3-4BR 2nd floor. Off st parking. Washer/dryer hookup. No pets, no smoking. $1100 per month. Call Sue Farone 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 104 Meadow St., off-street pkg, 3rd floor, no dogs, $925 incl all utils, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 2BR Townhouse. Very clean, nice yard, appliances, W/D hookup, off-stparking. No smoking, no pets. $900 + sec. Call 203-631-5219


Thursday, October 29, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen



REPAIRS done by carpenters. Free estimate to windows, doors, roofing, siding, hatchways, and cellar leaks. Complete home improvements, additions, finish Bsmnt, dormers, porches & decks 203-238-1449 #578107

HOMETECH IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Fall C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042


DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360


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


Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec, gutters cleaned. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT 573358

ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR All types of repairs and installs roofs decks windows doors siding floors sheetrock gutters power washing snow plowing. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325


FOLKS OVER 65! With over a decade of experience helping Medicare recipients choose the right plan, call today. Call 860-426-1466 MF 8:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 7:30am – 12:00pm (Nov 15th – Dec 31, OPEN ENROLLMENT). Call 860-426-1466


CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

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


CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Spec. in multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 25 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033


Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

● New Roofs ● Restoration Work ● All Types of Repairs ● Emergency Repairs

Ziggy Kacperski Berlin, CT 06037 Tel. 860-829-8212


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

A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

LANDSCAPING A & A Lawn Care-Fall clean-ups, snowplowing, hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal, CT Reg #584101 Jim 203-237-6638


UPDATE your home today with a fresh new paint job! Call Paul today for a prompt free est 203-238-4320. Reg#582770 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789


Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall cleanups, gutter cleaning & snow removal! Comm/ Resid. Lic & fully ins. Free Estimates. Top quality work. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

FALL CLEAN UPS START SOON Norm the Gardener 203-265-1460

QUALITY LANDSCAPING LLC FALL CLEANUPS Curbside pickup. Vac Truck. Visit our photo gallery at and see why we’re the best! Call Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 MINGRINO’S LANDSCAPING Complete Fall clean-up & curbside pickup. Gutters cleaned. CT# 611980 (203) 537-7202 L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Fall Clean-UP & Gutters Too! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups, Gutter Cleaning & Snow Removal. Comm/ Resid. Lic & fully ins. Free estimates. Top quality work. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223 ARBI Construction Stone & brick walls, chimney, patio & more. Repair/new. #610505 203-754-7645 or 203-808-0816

DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1


PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

Junk removal. Fall clean ups. 203-886-5110 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 10% off if you mention this ad

FALL C/U, Spec. Vac, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Com/Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 A & A Lawn Care-Comm/Res plowing. Fall clean-ups & Attics /Basements. Dumpster rentals. CT#584101 Jim 203-237-6638


Roofs R Us Family run 42yrs. EPDM, Siding, cleaning gutters, roof repairs. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358 ORTIZ Roofing & Siding - Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790



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



ZK Construction

Quality Landscaping, LLC

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

Free Consultation 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

NO DAMAGE SNOW BLOWING & FALL CLEAN UP brush & tree removal gutters cleaned residential only Free estimates. Call SEAN 860 426 1297

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service





Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

Roll-Off Dumpsters


CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER! Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106

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

Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Spec. in multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 25 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.


Empire Construction, LLC Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514

Edwin Cordero


PAINTING Int/ext. Local, established, reliable craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

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

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

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

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. 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


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 29, 2009

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2BR Townhouse. Very clean, nice yard, appliances, W/D hookup, off-stparking. No smoking, no pets. $875 + sec. Call 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Flr. Renovated. Carpet. Fully Appl’d. Quiet in town locale. Util not incl. Credit & Ref req. Lease, sec, no pets. $875/ month. 203-435-6790 pm WALLINGFORD 3BR, 2nd flr, lg. rms, newly remodeleld, w/d hkup off master BR, Nice yard. Off st. parking. Trash pickup. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1025. 86 Meadow St. (203) 537-1772, Lisa. WALLINGFORD 6 Room, 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Great Location. 1500+SQFT. Walk to Town Center. Hardwood floors. Washer/Dryer in unit. $1,100/Month. (203) 530-7084 Mark WALLINGFORD- So. Cherry St. 2BR, incl. all appls. AC, 10 ft ceilings. Like new - built 2 yrs ago! Gracie 203-464-8066 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 3Rms, 1st flr, stove & refrig. Off-st parking. Sec & refs. $650/mo. No pets. SAIA Realty 203-640-0343 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath duplex. Off st parking, w/d hookup, sec & credit check. $1500 monthly. Call 203-213-2106 WFLD 3BR, 6RM, 1st fl, 1100sf, HW flrs, new kit, w/d hkup in apt, gas heat, 2 off st pkg, $1,300/mo, 162 N Whittlesey. Refs Req’d. 203-949-8656.

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

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

WANTED TO RENT QUIET non-smoking female W/ well behaved indoor cat seeks in-law Apt. situation. Can pay Approx. $155/week. Call 860424-1757

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

WLFD 1BR, 2nd flr, off No. Main St, near library, Choate area. Off st. parking. $775 + sec. No smoking, no pets. 203-265-3092

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-1BR, newly remodeled apt. furnished or not, washer & dryer, A/C, 3rd flr, off-st-park. Nice, convenient. Choate area. No pets. $675. 860-704-0851

WLFD Right on Center St. Ample parking, great exposure 1500SF w/full bsmt. Great opportunity to be right on Center. CAIR, conf rm, storage. A must see. $1250/mo. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

WLFD-3rd fl, 4 sm. rms, appl’s, clean, quiet. Newly painted. Dead-end st. Sec. $625/mo. No pets. Credit check. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348 WLFD-48 Allen Ave, 2nd flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off st parking, $850/ mo, 1-1/2 mo sec. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. 203 430 6896 // YALESVILLE AREA-2 LG. 1BR apts in small complex, lg. kit, w/d in unit, A/C, off st. parking, convenient location. $950 + utils. No dogs. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969

WALLINGFORD Ideal center of town location. 1000 SF retail space - 218 Center St., corner of Center & Whittlesey. $950/mo. Bob 203-444-3407 YALESVILLE- Prime office space. 1200 sq. ft. 1st flr. Major intersection. Contact Jeff 203269-5703



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MERIDEN 302 East Main St. $375/mo. 1 Room, use of kitchen. Utilities & Dish Network included. 203-715-1296 203-440-1754 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN-Furnished Rm. $140/ wk. Incl. utils, wash/dryer. Beautiful Victorian home, nice yd. Avail now! Double rms avail. 11/1 $250/wk. 203-537-1772 Lisa

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

MERIDEN- Research Parkway. 2100sf. Loading dock & drive-in door. Very clean. 203-235-3371 MERIDEN. 8620 sq. ft w/loading dock & drive in roll up door. retail exposure. $3000/mo. 860-384-4205

OPEN HOUSES WALLINGFORD 4 level split w/4 BRs, 2 Baths. Over 1/2 acre. New windows & Master Bath. Great kitchen opens to deck, pool, & pvt, fenced yard. Huge Fam Rm w/42” flat screen over fireplace. $344,900 Open Sun 1-3. Fort Hale Realty. Linda Craig 203-843-4902. Dir: Cook Hill to Clearview.


Thursday, October 29, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE




BRIARWOOD COLLEGE Southington, CT FACULTY PT Openings Spring Semester 2010 MERIDEN $199,900. Move right in! 3BR, 3 full bath home. 12 x21 MBR with full bath. All spacious rooms. Gleaming hardwood, 3 zone heat, updated, CAIR. Immaculate. home. Linda Diana 203-235-3300

WLFD E. Side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2BA, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car gar., level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $319,900 Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

PLAINVILLE 1st fl ranch-style condo, quiet complex, set back from street. New carpet, fresh paint. $119,000. Call now! Kathie Lickwar, RE/MAX Advantage (860)409-7400.


WLFD 2BR, bath Ranch, 1375 sq. ft. Gently used on 0.91 acres. Private yard, 2 car garage. New roof, full basement, gas heat. $325,000. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

MERIDEN-Reduced! East side. 2 family, 5 + 5. LR, DR, 2BRs each floor, updated kitchen, bath. 2 enclosed porches, 3-car garage. Vinyl siding, full basement. Ideal for residence and/or business. Call (203) 488-6389 or (203) 623-2009

MERIDEN $319,900 4 1BR units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details. Call Annemarie 203-235-3300

AUTO BODY REPAIR PERSON Must have experience. Must have own tools. Call (203) 774-0336


FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker. MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

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DEVELOPMENTAL/ REMEDIAL EDUCATION Req: relevant master’s degree & teaching experience Mathematics, Reading, Writing Email resume to: GENERAL EDUCATION: Req: PhD pref, master’s degree req’d, 2yr college teaching ENGLISH Email resume to:

MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES (Anat & Phys, Biology, Chem, Envi Sci, Microbio, Pathophys, Phys) Email resume to: EXPANDING Event Mktg/Glass Repair Company has opened 2 new divisions in local area. Will offer full training in Mktg, Customer Service and Entry Level Mgmt. Ground floor opportunity. Call John at 860-635-3700

DENTAL STUDIES FACULTY Spring Semester-Jan. 2010 P/T Clinical & Didactic Openings in These Associate Degree Programs: DENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT R eq : C D A , e a r n e d ma s t e r ’ s degree, clinical & teaching exp Email resume to: DENTAL HYGIENE R eq : R D H , ea r n e d ma s t e r ’ s degree, clinical & teaching exp Email resume to:

CUSTOMER SERVICE Manufacturing company seeks part-time individual (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) with excellent phone skills to assist customers with orders and product information. Data entry and computer skills required. Knowledge of shooting sports a plus. Please e-mail or fax resume to:

Lyman Products Fax - 860-632-1699 email:


HOUSECLEANING-Looking for responsible individuals to join our team! Mon-Friday. No nights, weekends or holidays. Insured car req. 203-439-7025

GOODWILL is looking for Shift Supervisors in our Middletown/Wallingford Stores (also looking for F/T & P/T retail help in our Middletown, Rocky Hill, and Wallingford Stores). Must be able to work night /weekend/holiday hours as needed. Competitive pay rates and comp benefits package. Apply in person/Fax: (203)4956108/ EOE/AA - M/F/D/V

HEALTHCARE East Haven Healthcare Facility has immediate openings for Aide(s)/Attendant(s). Responsibilties include housekeeping, cooking and assisting residents. PT/FT positions avail. Must be flexible for all shifts. Excellent pay. (203) 630-6432

Jarvis Airfoil, Inc Mill Set-up Person Modern machine shop has need for an experienced mill set-up person (5-10 years). Candidates must be proficient with Fanuc controllers on a 4-Axis mill (5-Axis a plus!), be able to read blue prints, and have the ability to perform first piece inspection to supplied operation sheets. Good communication skills for interfacing with Engineering required. Benefits include, medical/dental, paid holidays, 401K. Apply in person to Jarvis Airfoil, Inc. Route 17, Portland, CT 06480 or email resume to



BERLIN New price! $409,900. Custombuilt. 3/4BR, 3.5BA, "Chef's" kit, master suite w/bonus rm, inground pool w/cabana. MLS#G536017. Cliff Kamais, RE/MAX Advantage, 860-409-7400.

BUSINESS Req: PhD pref, master’s degree req’d, 2yr college teaching Accounting, Advertising, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing Email resume to: RO’



MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300

BROADCASTING/ COMMUNICATION Req: PhD pref, master’s degree req’d, 2yr college teaching Audio & Broadcast Prod, Journalism, Photographic Technology, Public Speaking, Rich Media, Telecommunications. Email resume to:


Manufacturing & Warehouse Jobs! Apply on line:, then come in for an interview! 39 W Main St., Meriden M-F 8:30-10am & 12:30-2pm 203-235-5100

OFFICE position available with Construction Company. Must have excellent organizational skills & the ability to multitask. At least 5yrs exp with A/R & A/P. Good computer skills, must be proficient with Word & Excel. Timberline and/or Master Builder a plus but not necessary. Bank reconciliations. Employee benefits. Fixed assets, payroll processing skills needed. Send resume to: No phone calls. PERSONABLE & Compassionate Caregivers needed for in-home, non medical care for elderly in the area. Live-In & Hrly. Our caregivers are as valuable to us as our clients. Call Visiting Angels at 860-349-7016 PT Customer Service oriented Library Assistant needed at Southington Public Library. Bachelor’s degree and library automation exp preferred. Send cover letter and resume to: Library Director, 255 Main St., Southington, CT 06489


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

ROUTE SALES DRIVER Looking for a Career Move?? How about $35-40K 1st year earnings? Growing company seeks reliable person, over 21, to service our customers in a 14’ panel van throughout the state. No Weekends - No Nights. Fast pace & heavy lifting required. Have a clean driving record and drug testing is required. Benefits include medical & dental coverage plus profit sharing plan. Do not miss this opportunity. Call 203-235-5789 for an appointment. TAX PREPARERS: New Liberty Tax store in Southington needs qualified tax preparers this January. Will train, take our free six week course starting Nov. 2. Call 203-907-6942, or TELEPHONE SALES Self motivated energetic people wanted for Community Service Organization. Weeknights 5:30-8:30, Sat 10:00-2:00. 3-5 days. Hourly & bonuses. 203-269-5138


TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2009/10 teaching positions: Middle School Level: Physical Education/Health; Systemwide: Speech/Language Pathologist. Visit our website @ for an application and mail ASAP to: Ms. Jan Guarino-Rhone Personnel Office Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to (203) 949-6551

CAREER TRAINING & SCHOOLS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-4880386

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