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The Berlin

Cit itiz ize en Volume 13, Number 48

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Citizen asks for toy donations Last year The Berlin Citizen held a toy drive to aid people in town who were having a tough time. Economic times have gotten even harder since then, so we are again asking Berlin residents to help their neighbors. Last year we hoped to get 25 to 50 toys which could be

Pistol Creek clubhouse to be spruced up

donated to social services. In the end, we collected almost 300 unused toys for our neighbors. Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, each weekday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Citizen will collect toys for our neighbors in need. Our office is located at 979 Farmington Avenue.

Holiday house contest The Citizen in conjunction with the Berlin Junior Womens Club will sponsor a holiday home decorating contest this season.

See Contest, next page

This one didn’t get away Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

Secretary of the State Susan Bysewicz talks with Mayor Adam Salina after the swearing in ceremonies at Town Hall.

By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor The town will hire a construction administrator to get the former Pistol Creek golf course clubhouse on track for use by residents. Superintendent of Public Buildings John Pajor told the Town Council, at its Nov. 10 meeting, that the current focus on repairs at the schools meant he and his crew are not able to devote the time needed to getting the club house into usable condition. Work on the Savage Hill Road facility needs to be done “immediately” said Town Manager Denise McNair, “so there is no further damage.” “It’s a real gem,” Pajor said, adding that the furnaces at the clubhouse had been started up and worked fine. However, there are numerous other issues: mold, electrical problems and a recent roof leak. An unused building deteriorates more quickly than an occupied one and that is another reason to act quickly, he said. Councilor Robert Dacey said it would be important to prioritize work and keep it contained, leaving fixing up less essential areas for later. See Pistol, next page

Town Council, BOE, other officials take oath of office By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

The Guilds, Alan Sr. and Jr. of Kensington, pose with a 52-inch, 55-pound striped bass caught by Alan Jr. See story on page 24.

The town’s newly elected officials were sworn in Nov. 17, at town hall, in front of a large audience of friends and family. Town Clerk Kate Wall presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz had been scheduled to do the honors, however, she was delayed and did not arrive until the conclusion of the event. “These elected officals are here to serve you …and they are your neighbors,” Wall said. “They are volunteers and I see the work they do.” Sworn in were Town Council members: Robert J. Dacy, Karen Maier Drost, David K. Evans, William A. Rasmussen Jr., Rachel J. Rochette, Stephen M. Morelli and Adam P. Salina.

Board of Education members: Gary R. Brochu, Kristin M. Campanelli and Christopher S. Puzio. Board of Assessment Appeals: Stuart W. Topliff. Police Commission: Joseph T. Annunziata and Paul N. Eshoo. “Exercise your authority for our common good,” said Father Mark Curesky from St. Paul Church, during his invocation. As they begin their term in office, he urged officials to “strengthen in their effort to persevere.” In her benediction Bethany Covenant Church Reverand Diane Stevenson prayed for the newly elected officials and asked God to “protect them from the temptations of greed and power.” Former Police Commissioner Anita Miller led the Pledge of Allegiance and later was recognized for her 18

See Officials, next page


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009

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The Berlin Junior Womens Club will take entries from residents in town who think they have classy, classic or maybe even over-thetop holiday house decorations.

Continued from page 1 years on the commission as well as her community service. Representatives Catherine Abercrombie and Joe Aresimowicz presented Miller with a citation from the legislature. Police Chief Working on these projects means there’s not enough time or staff to get to the clubhouse, hence the need for the new construction administrator. “We’re at a point where we’re spreading ourselves too thin,” Pajor said, adding, that the plan is to get the Pistol Creek facility open for summer. One possibility is to move activities now taking place at the Knights of Columbus building to Pistol Creek. Berlin businesses. The winner will recieve a $100 gift certificate. Second and third place winners will receive certificates for $50 and $25 respectively. Do not send your entries to The Citizen staff or its email. All entries must be sent to the Berlin Junior Women’s Club.

turnout for the ceremony. “It’s so great you are all here tonight — remember to stay involved. Come to a council meeting or a board of education meeting. (Officials) really do want to hear from you.”

Paul Fitzgerald and Police Commissioner Joe Annunziata presented her with a plaque from the Police Commission. Mayor Adam Salina presented her with a citation from the town. Wall applauded the large

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Residents should contact Sharon Faucher by phone at (860) 828-3974 or e-mail to to enter your house into the contest. A date will be set to be judged by the panel. The BJW and staff at The Citizen will travel around town and judge the various houses’ decorations. The top three houses will all win gift certificates to



Pajor assurred the council that, with the help of a construction adminsitrator, he “will deliver (the Pistol Creek project) by April 2010 without problems.” The plan is to hire a construction administrator to help with the process of renovations; specifically, creating contracts and purchase orders, as well as the on-site management of sub-contractors and town tradesmen who will coordinate work with Pajor. The Town Council approved the hire with the contract going to Scope Construction of New Britain to furnish “owners representatve services” for $19,200. The council briefly dis-

cussed the idea of using volunteer help, but there were too many issues in regards keeping up with current building standards and professional requirements that the idea was dismissed. Hiring a consultant who works directly for Berlin will be more cost-effective than using outside manaement, said Arthur Simonian, public works director. The individual in line for the job is a junior architect at Scopes, who lives in Kensington and who previously worked at Pistol Creek. The individual “is very excited” about the job, Pajor said. Pajor outlined the many projects underway at the high school, McGee Middle School and Griswold Elementary School, as well as work that needs to be done at Timberlin Golf Course club house that has to take place during the winter.

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Comcast celebrates Big Brothers/Sisters By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

Comcast launched its local chapter of a new $10 million partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sister organization during a Nov. 19 event at its Berlin facility. Company officials said in tough economic times, when many companies are cutting back, Comcast is reaching out to the community. Mayor Adam Salina, Rep. Catherine Abercrombie and Senator Donald DeFronzo were among the dignitaries on hand to welcome 20 students from Lincoln Elementary School in New Britain. The children have been matched with Comcast employees through Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. “You’ll gain a new view of life and insight into the work

world,” DeFronzo said. “Beyond School Walls” is a trailblazing program, the first in the state of its kind, said Doug Guthrie, senior vice president of the western New England region. Guthrie said the program will have “significant impact” and introduce children to the business world and the professional opportunities that await them there. The cable company has formed a 10 year partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and, nationwide, 200 employees will participate. “Littles” will meet with their Comcast “bigs” every other week throughout the school year. Laura Green, president of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, told the children in the audience that “all of these people believe in you.”

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She said “littles” could aspire to be president of Comcast, mayor, or any number of other careers. “Do the best you can,” she said, adding, that all the adults at the event had had help along the way, too. As an example of this, Comcast employee Michael Mascaro talked about his experience. He is a mentor to Marcus, one of the “littles.” Mascaro was a “little” himself, years ago, while growing up in East Hartford after his parents had divorced. Mascaro’s “big” Tim Ruark was in the audience bringing full circle the impact that the program can have. Representative Abercrombie said the mentoring program “is a great, great opportunity…the key to unlocking the door is education.” New Britain schools Assistant Superintendent Ronald Jakubowski said Comcast had helped the district work through all the obstacles that might have upended the program.

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Students surprise social services with bread donation uals. Donations came in from individuals, schools and civic organizations. The Berlin Lions Club takes on about 50 families. St. Paul Church provides for about 30 households. Residents sign up to pledge to provide food baskets and many include a gift card to take care of the

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On the label on the bags of bread, baked by McGee Middle School students, is a quote from Millard Fuller: “For the community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.” In Berlin, that message was taken to heart and put into action by generous residents who have reached out to those less fortunate this holiday season. McGee students surprised social services director Antoinette Pajor with a donation of 100 loaves they’d cook during a Life Skills Bread Baking project sponsored by King Arthur Flour. The bread became part of a major food pantry distribution program that took place last week. The public works department loans space to the food pantry to assemble the food packages and 20 volunteers worked over the course of several days last week to get 160 bags, baskets or boxes of foods ready for residents in need this Thanksgiving. That’s about the same amount as last year. The distribution includes families as large as eight and individ-

cost of perishable items. The food pantry fund covers the cost of additional gift cards that may be needed so that every basket includes this. In addition, cash donations help the food pantry provide for folks with special diets or circumstances, such as those who only have access to a microwave for cooking.


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Kensington United Methodist Church will usher in the Advent season with the Hanging of the Greens on Sunday, Nov. 29 directly following the 9 a.m. worship service. At noon, a musical program is planned featuring Robert C. Nelson, organist and Christine and Anthony Manzi, piano and saxophone. Lunch will follow the program. All are welcome. For more information, call the church at (860-828-0054).

An Advent concert and hymn sing has been scheduled for Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church, 115 Main St., East Berlin. The concert features the works of Bach, Manz and Reger as performed by organist Beverly Simpson. A free will offering will be taken. For more information, call (860) 828-3735.

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Christian Life Church has scheduled a production of the Broadway style musical “The Gospel According to Scrooge.” The show is adapted from Charles Dicken’s class “A Christmas Carol” and is appropriate for the entire family. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13 at Christian Life Church, 496 Kensington Rd. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (860)

Berlin Congregational 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.

St., East Berlin has scheduled worship services at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. The Rev. Hyoung Dock Yoo will preach at both locations.

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.

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Obituaries Autry A. Jenkins Autry A. Jenkins, 71, of Farmington, died Nov. 18, 2009 at UCONN Health Center, Farmington. She was born in Lubbock, Texas and was the daughter of Robert L. Gardner and the late Lurlene (McQuinney) Gardner. She worked as an office clerk, retiring from O.Z. Gedney, Terryville. She graduated from New Britain High School and earned a Certified Nurses Aid license and worked for several years at New Britain General Hospital. She was a member of McCullough Temple C.M.E. Temple Church, New Britain, and was a life member of T.N.

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Bowling Assoc. She is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas Jenkins, Jr. of Farmington; her three sons, Robert L. Seymour of Haddam, William H. Seymour and his wife, Diane of New Britain, and Darnell Seymour and his wife, Sheila of Plainville; her two daughters, April Seymour and Penny Clark and her husband, Ricky, all of New Britain; her brother, Fred Gardner of Kensington; her daughter-inlaw, Haley Seymour of Beltsville, Md; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her son, Darrel Seymour. Homegoing celebration for Autry was held Nov. 23, 2009 from McCullough Temple C.M.E. Church, New Britain, with the Rev. Thomas A. Mills, Jr., Pastor, presiding. Committal service and final resting place was in Fairview Cemetery New Britain. To extend condolences to the Jenkins Family or to share a memory of Autry, please visit Service of comfort provided by the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain.

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The Berlin Board of Education received the CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) Board of Distinction Award at the recently held Annual CABE/CAPSS (Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents) Convention in Groton. Awarded for the first time this year, this prestigious award was created by CABE as way to recognize exceptional work by boards of education, beyond that already recognized by the CABE leadership award. The Berlin Board of Education received this recognition from the State Department of Education Deputy Commissioner, George Coleman, at an awards ceremony at the Convention. In order to qualify for this award, a board of education must meet strict criteria that promote effective team work, group decision making and student achievement. Specifically, a board needs to fulfill at least 22 out of 30 different requirements in five different areas of board work – community relations, board operations, policy, professional development and organizational leadership. For those boards that meet this criteria, and have received the CABE Leadership Award in two of the past four years, they are then required to achieve additional, more rigorous criteria in each of these categories. In recognizing the Berlin Board of Education, CABE noted Berlin’s focus on student achievement and results, stating that “all who are involved in the schools understand the district’s mission and focus on student achievement.” “We are very pleased with CABE’s recognition of our work,” said Board President Gary Brochu. “Receiving the first-ever Board of Distinction Award is a reflection of the

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Letters to the Editor Congratulations, now get to work

To the editor: Now the election is over, it’s time to resolve pending problems in the town of Berlin. The number one issue in Berlin is the high school condition/accreditation. I challenge the school board and the Town Council to be informative on two points. First and most important is the cost of a new high school. How much will each taxpayer pay in additional tax (percent or actual dollar increase) on their home property? Second, how much will it cost to repair the high school to pass accreditation? As taxpayers and voters, we deserve actual facts. This information should in the Berlin Citizen and on post cards to each citizen in Berlin. As one of the most repetitive questions in the school board debate, how will you communicate to the public? Communication is critical. Congratulations on your victories. Hope to hear and receive more information in the near future. Roland Robillard Berlin

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Government Meetings

Tuesday, Dec. 1 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 Parks & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m.

To the editor: It’s been over a month, yet residents and families alike are still talking about the party! This party of course is in reference to the First Annual Fall Festival planned and executed by the generous owners and staff at Worthington Manor, which took place in October 2009. Worthington Manor, assisted living and rehabilitation, is a 42 bed facility, located in East Berlin just off route 372. The owners, Carmelina Bower and Lewis Bower, have decided to reinstate a brand new recreational program at the facility, directed by Lorraine Lewis and co-directed by Kimberly Kidd. This program hopes to provide residents, staff and community with a better feeling of togetherness. Also the goal of this program is to keep residents and their families involved with the Manor as much as possible. Such activities as the aforementioned First Annual Fall Festival/Halloween Party, as well as a Winter Ball and New Year’s Eve Party are just some of the festivities planned by Lorraine Lewis. In conjunction with the holiday festivities there is also a daily recreational program that includes such activities as coffee and current events hour, manicures for the ladies, football parties on Sundays, calisthenics for non–ambulatory residents, craft hour, seasonal sports entertainment, tea parties, monthly birthday parties for residents and staff members and a fruit and vegetable garden planned for early spring 2010. One of the most enjoyed activities at the Manor is when scheduled performers come to entertain. Residents, their families and staff, dance and sing along as everyone enjoys a light atmosphere with refreshments. The recreation department is reaching out to the community to help get involved and encourage other local programs to come together with Worthington Manor. Any Berlin High School students that may need community service credits towards their college application are welcome to contact Lorraine Lewis or Kimberly Kidd. Individuals, non-profit program or local business interested in joining the recreational department program at Worthington Manor are also welcome to contact Lorraine Lewis

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Thursday, November 26, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Letters Continued from page 8 at (860) 518-8394, by email at or Kimberly Kidd at (860) 5184401, email at Loraine Lewis, Kimberly Kidd Worthington Manor

Thankful for Catholic schools To the editor: A few weeks ago I was invited by my child’s principal at Sacred Heart School in New Britain to attend a motivational speaking engagement by Sr. Clare Fitzgerald on the topic of Catholic schools. She inspired and motivated all of us with her wit and wisdom. Sr. Clare also asked us to be advocates for the catholic schools in our Archdiocese. This is my way of contributing and advocating. I am a mother of three little boys and a teacher as well. I have a master’s degree in education and am certified in K-6, Remedial Reading, TESOL and Polish Bilingual. I am also starting on my doctorate in education. Since Thanksgiving is approaching, I would like to take this time and opportunity to let you know why I am thankful for Catholic Schools. First and foremost, I am thankful that my sons are able to talk about God, pray to God, and listen to God’s word in school every day. Many people ask me why I send my children to catholic schools and not public schools. If I asked any teacher in the public school system if a child could learn to read if he went to school one day a week for an hour, she/he would look at you like you had two heads. Of course not! How can my child really learn and be immersed in his faith if he only learns about it for one hour a week? Impossible. I am a Catholic mother who promised God that I would instill the Catholic faith at my children’s baptism. How could I do any less? Second, I am thankful for the high academic standards that are taught every day. Catholic

Schools focus on their students, not Connecticut Mastery Tests. Finally, I am thankful for all the faculty, staff and volunteers that work harder than any people I know and get paid less than the public school teachers. These teachers do not do this for the money; they do this for the love of God and the children. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all that we have been given. Thank God for Catholic Schools! Maria Lanteri Berlin

A tribute to Tiffany To the editor: I’m thankful for my health, family, and friends, along with the simple pleasures in life ... watching the sun rise/set, nature and all its’ wonders, a walk on the beach, opening day at Fenway, Steelers Monday night football, and especially, memories of my beloved dogs. Saying goodbye to a longtime faithful friend doesn’t get any easier the second time around. One might remember a previous editorial dedicated to Jacque - the support I received was astounding. “Lady Tiffany of Kensington” was my apricot standard poodle. Tiff was a sweetheart. She shared most of her life with Jacque, and at times was overshadowed by him, but she was truly unique in her own way. Don’t let her pedigree name mislead you, she was a hunter at heart and just about anything was fare game. Yet, she also had a very tender side. Tiffany was the veteran of the neighborhood. She had many four-legged friends, as well as two. She adored Otis, enjoyed playing tag w/Carter, and visits from Stella. Besides myself and my parents, Alyssa my niece, had a very special bond with Tiffany. Alyssa always was concerned about Tiffs wellbeing especially when Jacque died. Alyssa loved them both. After 15 years of unconditional love and greetings at the door, from both my dogs, leaves a sound of silence that in time I know will heal. Sue Gajda Kensington

Don’t guess, get out and take a walk Remember when you were a kid and you knew every backyard, shortcut, hideout, stream crossing and secret path in your neighborhood? You never will know a town the way a kid does. But second-best is to get out and walk it. And that’s what I did last week. No, my afternoon constitutional was not a lame excuse to ditch my desk and enjoy the beautiful fall air. It was a serious scientific inquiry to collect empirical evidence as to how walkable Berlin is. My walk took me from The Citizen office on Farmington Avenue to Town Hall via Burnham Street to Four Rod Road over Camels Back to Kensington Road. On the return trip, I took the loop through downtown: Main Street back to Farmington. And what did I learn in my travels? There are a lot of pretty yards. There’s very little litter. Very few people walk — but those who do are sociable. People drive really fast. Starting out, there are good sidewalks around Walgreens, then the road narrows at the bridge over the Mattabessett River. And suddenly there’s no sidewalk. I didn’t have on a life vest so I walked as quickly as possible over the bridge. Then halfway down Burnham Road the sidewalk stops. So I skedaddled along to get back to where I could at least step up on a lawn if necessary. I make my way around the corner to Four Rod. Gulp. There’s Martlund Cemetery and I have to hope I’m not the next victim as a van comes careening around the so-called “stop sign”. Did I mention people drive fast? (There is a good police presence. I saw three cruisers during my short walk. But they can’t be every-

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Commentary by Olivia L. Lawrence where.) I make it to Camels Back where you have to zigzag across the road to stay on a sidewalk. The sidewalk climbs over the hump and then comes to an abrupt halt on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Er, I mean, Kensington Road. Turn left, to get to town hall: no sidewalk. Turn right, to the post office: no sidewalk. What a shame for Burnham Road and Four Road residents and all the neighborhoods that branch off those two roads, that people can’t walk safely to town hall, the post office, the library and downtown. After stopping at town hall, I head towards Main Street via Kensington Road. No sidewalk here, a short stretch at Ledgecrest care facility, then it stops again. Hey, there’s a sidewalk over this Mattabesset bridge just before the post office. It appears out of nowhere. That’s great, if you’re trout, you can safely mail a letter! It’s not that the town doesn’t have a plan to improve the sidewalk situation. The public works department is ready to move forward as funding sources become available. Public Works Di-

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rector Arthur Simonian recently requested funds from the Town Council to do sidewalk repairs. He said “We do have a need to do more.” There’s also a preliminary plan to create a pathway, by the Mattabessett, to let walkers access downtown without having to be out by the roads. Berlin’s situation is the same as a lot of towns. There’s just not enough money for extras like sidewalks. But should sidewalks be a backburner item? More and more municipal “ratings” systems include “walkability” as a prime factor in judging the value of a community, right up there with cultural and recreational opportunities, good schools, low crime rates, good tax rates and affordable housing. Can a good sidewalk system save money in the long term? Why is it so important? Here are few of the many reasons. You have to do something to balance out those supersized fries and walking is the No. 1 activity people choose for exercise. Everyone’s heard, ad naseum, that we have an obesity crisis. Taking care of our health with something as simple as walking is the cheapest and easiest solution in the long run. We’re all trying to reduce our carbon footprint (Every time I hear that phrase I hear my mother say “wipe your feet before you come in the house”…but we’re not talking mud here.) Leaving the gas-guzzler in the garage once in a while would be a start. Pedestrians deserve a little respect and a safe environment. It’s scary out there on foot and creating a person versus vehicle situation just isn’t right.

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Fitness by Design is on the move again. After maximizing its potential on Mill Street, the premier training facility has taken up new residence at 1263 Berlin Turnpike, just half a mile south of Rt 372. Still retaining the original “private studio” philosophy that has formed the foundation of the business for the last five years, the new space is larger and better integrated, offering more studio space, a larger group cardio area and a new weight management area. “I really have my trainers and my clients to thank for this”, says Jon Ganzer, who started it all five years ago in a 600 square foot studio. “I’m just trying to give back to

them what they’ve helped me to achieve”. In addition to adding square footage and more studios, Fitness by Design has restructured the products that it offers. “Totally private sessions in your own studio are still the core of our business”, says Jon, “but we now offer unlimited group sessions, a wicked Boot Camp training, and a totally integrated Weight Management Program. This 13-week comprehensive program is unique in the industry, and encompasses all aspects of losing weight and toning up.” The new Weight Management Program is made up of workout sessions, classroom seminars, food plan-

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‘Milestones’ sought for business page The Berlin Citizen publishes “Business Milestones” on the business pages. Milestones are a recognition of long-term Berlin businesses celebrating five, 10, 15 years or more in business. To participate, a business representative is asked to fill out questions on a form. If your Berlin-based business is celebrating a milestone and would like it published at no charge, please call our office, (860) 829-5720, for a Business Milestones form.

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Police News Kensington woman killed in Route 9 crash By Stephanie O’Connell Special to The Citizen A crash in the southbound lane of Route 9 resulted in fatal injuries to a 28-year-old Kensington woman Sunday night, state police said. The twocar crash happened one-quarter mile north of exit 22. Katelin Zaslow was pronounced dead after being flown to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center following the crash. She was a passenger in a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 27-year-old Simsbury resident James Brandt. Brandt was transported to St. Francis Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Berlin resident Edwin Delosreyes, 56, was the driver of the second car, a 1993 Toyota Camry, which rear-ended Brandt’s car. Delosreyes was reportedly transported to Hartford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police reported that the accident occurred at 8:35 p.m. Sunday. Troop H barracks of the State Police in Hartford is still investigating the accident.

Two robberies reported, one false Berlin police reported the following robberies on Nov. 22. The Berlin Police Department responded to a reported armed rob-

bery at the Subway restaurant at 1801 Berlin Turnpike at approximately 3:47 p.m. Nov. 22. One of the responding officers stopped a vehicle which matched the description of the getaway vehicle on the Berlin Turnpike, north of the Subway Restaurant. As a second officer arrived, the vehicle fled north onto Route 9 with officers in pursuit. The pursuit was terminated on Route 84 eastbound in West Hartford. Officers at the scene of the reported robbery developed information in the course of their investigation that the store employee/victim had staged the robbery with a male accomplice. This accomplice was in fact the operator of the vehicle that had earlier fled from the officers responding to the scene. The store employee, Jesenia Davila, 22, of 135 Grand Street, Hartford was arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident, conspiracy to commit larceny fifth degree and interfering with an officer. She was released on a $10,000.00 bond with an appearance date of Dec. 4 at New Britain Superior Court. An arrest warrant is being sought for the identified male accomplice for fifth-degree larceny fifth degree conspiracy to larceny, reckless driving, first-degree reckless endangerment and operating under suspension. The Berlin Police Department also reported an armed robbery at the Dunkin Donuts at 223 New

Britain Road at approximately 8:05 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 22. The suspect is described as a white male, wearing blue jeans, black sneakers, black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and a black ski mask. The suspect displayed a handgun and fled on foot making off with an undetermined amount of cash. Anyone having information is asked to contact Detective Richard Doski at 860-828-7189. — Olivia L. Lawrence

Inspection set A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. are scheduled for Dec. 5 to examine all aspects of the Berlin Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, according to Chief Paul Fitzgerald. Verification by the team that the Berlin Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, said Fitzgerald. As part of the on-site assessment, members of the community are welcome to offer comments at a public information session scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at town hall. Citizens that cannot attend the public information session may offer comments

by phone, on Monday, Dec. 7, at (860) 828-7102 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Written comments regarding the Berlin Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation should be sent to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030-2115. The Berlin Police Department must comply with 309 of the applicable mandatory standards and at least 80 percent of the non-mandatory standards in order to gain accredited status, according the Chief Fitzgerald. The department in currently in compliance with all 309 mandatory standards and 74 of the 82 non-mandatory standards. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. call (800) 368-3735, (703) 352-4225 or email

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The Berlin Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the recovery of a substantial amount of stolen construction and power equipment. On Oct. 17, officers responded to a report that some stolen construction equipment had been located at 1348 Berlin Turnpike. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Jason Nadeau (age 36) of 70 Austin Street, New Britain, on a charge of Larceny 1st by possession and Criminal Trover 1st. He was arrested on Nov. 17, processed and released on $30,000 bond.

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Meetings The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meetin is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. Holiday entertaiment is provided by organist Jeffrey Batter. Thank you to all members who donated so generously to the food pantry and for the warm winter clothing items for those in need.

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The Berlins AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. Jan. 28 — “The Lion King” at the Bushnell. Feb. 24-25 — Mohegan Sun Casino. March 18 — “Irish

Cabaret” at John T. Sullivan, Ansonia. May 19-21 — Penn Dutch, show at the Millennium Theater and more. June 21-July 1 — Bar Harbor, Maine. July 20 — All you can eat lobster and comedy show at the Delaney House. Aug. 12 — Bobby Vinton at the Aqua Turf. Aug. 26 — Lady Katherine lunch cruise and Science Center, Hartford. Sept. 23 — Dutch Apple Cruise, lunch and tour on Hudson River. Oct. 4 — Adams Farm, Vermont.

Computer use Thanks to a donation of a computer and printer from the Friends of Berlin Public Health Nursing Services, seniors may use this equipment free of charge. A signup sheet is posted next to the computer. Call (860) 828-7006 to schedule computer time.

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erans have made possible for our country and that our military is not used to build empires in foreign lands but to help build political and economic freedom abroad. Major Cameron presented the Connecticut Wartime Service Medal to Veterans and surviving spouses. The Major walked to each surviving spouse to present the medal and spoke individually with each mentioning their husband’s name. That was a poignant moment for all and can only be punctuated by emotions and not words. The Major thanked each Veteran receiving a medal by name as he walked over to each them to present the medal. The Major exemplified the personal honor and spirit of a military man and showed how the military cares for it family years after their active service. The Hardware City Detachment of the Marine Corps League honor guard marched into position, stood

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Powerhouse dancing class helps raise money for local group On Nov. 7 over 40 women came together to raise money for The Out and About Recreation Group in Berlin. With a $35 donation, participants enjoyed a great workout, received an authentic belly dancing skirt, and helped raise money for a worthy cause. The morning started off with Debra Carson, Fitness Director of PowerHouse Gym, leading an energetic, fast-paced class that included belly dancing, Latin dancing, and Zumba. The energy level in the room was contagious as heart rates rose and participants danced there way to raising over $900. As the class pro-

Vets Continued from page 12 in honor during the entire ceremony. The Marines conducted the rifle volley salute in the military tradition of honoring the military and veterans who are deceased. The mournful tune of TAPS was played by one of our own Silver Ridge Veterans and the tones echoed across our community and resonated in the hearts of all pres-


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ent. In conjunction with the ceremonies Silver Ridge community had adopted the State Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill for this year’s Holiday gift drive. The Silver Ridge community showed its spirit and dedication to Veterans by the amount and quality of the donated gifts. A delegation of neighbors delivered the gifts to the State Veterans Home in Rocky Hill following the ceremony. No less than 52 of 125 households of Silver Ridge

have a Veteran, a surviving spouse, or a child currently serving in the armed forces. There are four surviving World War II Veterans and all wars from Korean, Vietnam, Afghanistan and the cold wars are represented. One World War II veteran was awarded a bronze star and there are multiple Purple Heart recipients eleven of our deceased Veterans served in World War II. Some served in both the Pacific and the European theaters.

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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

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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 Thursdays 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.


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.


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Pet photos with Santa – Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa on Sunday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dirty Dog, 162 Mill St. All proceeds benefit Friends of Berlin Animal Control. All animals must be leashed or in carriers. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Tree Lighting – Raising Berlin has scheduled its 1st annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony for Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW field, 152 Massirio Drive. Please bring an unwrapped stocking stuffer or a non-perishable food item as a donation.

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Pasta supper – American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, schedules an all-you-can-eat pasta supper every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit scholarships, the fishing derby, the baseball team and more. For more information and cost, call the Post at (860) 828-9102 after5 p.m. 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. Berlin Garden Club — The Berlin Garden Club is scheduled to decorate the Railroad Station on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Coffee and refreshments follow.



Sisters in Quilting — Berlin Sisters in Quilting meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. A business meeting, raffle, snack and a program are scheduled.



Holiday Fair – The Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Main and Peck Streets, has scheduled a holiday fair and open house for Friday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Satur-

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day, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured items include raffle baskets, holiday decorations, local crockery and honey, spices, homemade chocolates and baked items, vintage collectibles and jewelry, as well as vintage Berlin postcard books.



Bake sale/Holiday bazaar – Shop to save lives. Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled its annual Bake Sale/Holiday Bazaar for Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW, 152 Massirio Dr. All proceeds benefit the medical needs of animals at the municipal shelter and those animals in foster homes. Bakers and vendors are welcome. For more information, call (860) 8285287. Holiday Fair – The Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Main and Peck Streets, has scheduled a holiday fair and open house for Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured items include raffle baskets, holiday decorations, local crockery and honey, spices, homemade chocolates and baked items, vintage collectibles and jewelry, as well as vintage Berlin postcard books. Snowman event — The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has scheduled “S” is for Snowman! for Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Rick Labadia, author of What Can A Snowman Wear?, will sign his book. The event, for children preschool age to 6 years old, will includes activities and refreshments. The event is free. Sign up at the main desk is requested. Breakfast with Santa – Kensington Nursery School has scheduled Breakfast with Santa for Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Kensington Congregational Church hall. Admission will be charged. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. Snow date is Saturday, Dec. 12.

Afternoon with Santa Santa will be visiting the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford park, 191 Farmington Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit with Santa, enjoy cookies, beverages, face painting and crafts. The gift shop will be open. No registration required. For more information and cost, call (860) 827-9064.



Eskimo Breakfast — The SVEA Social Club, 999 Kensington Rd., has scheduled an Eskimo Breakfast for Sunday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. Menu includes steak, eggs, sausage and peppers, beans, roasted potatoes, corned beef hash, home made chicken, soup, fresh bread, juice and coffee. A fee is charged. All are welcome.



Berlin Garden Club — The Berlin Garden Club has scheduled its Christmas Party for Thursday, Dec 10 at noon at Portofino’s Restaurant. Chairlady is Rita Szymanoksi, hostess is Helen Rollins.



Christmas Breakfast with Santa - Knights of Columbus has scheduled Christmas Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the St. Paul School gym. A fee will be charged. All proceeds benefit charity.



Band Parents Association — The Berlin High School Band Parents Association is scheduled to meet Monday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the band room. All parents of band and color guard are welcome.

Thursday, November 26, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen


The Buzz Around Berlin Halloween fun

Braving the whitewater

Martha Neault, Children’s librarian, assists children during a Halloween party at the Berlin Free Library. The group party featured games, crafts and Halloween treats.

Learning from the best

Boy Scout Troop 24 went whitewater rafting on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts recently. The trip included an overnight campout.

Winning recipe

Kaileen Langois, 11, of Berlin, gets a high five from Jennifer Rizzotti after a round of mini-hoops at the UConn Health Center, where Rizzotti was a guest speaker at a sports injury prevention program for middle school girls.

Fall fun

Daisy Troop 66024 of Willard Elementary School recently won $25 in the Scarecrow festival. The troop used its winnings to purchase a gift certificate from Roger’s Marketplace and purchase items for a Berlin family in need. The scouts earned a ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ patch for their efforts. Troop 66024 members are pictured with Roger Perno.

Nice ride Right: Willard’s winner of the Fire Truck Ride to School contest Nicholas Sznaj is pictured with firefighters Chris Sargis, left, and Tom Bryers.

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 66802, left, recently enjoyed an afternoon at Karabin Farms.


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BHS star to swim for Providence By Nick Carroll Sports Editor In an example of hard work paying off, last week Berlin High School swimmer Sam DeGroff signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career at Providence College, a NCAA Division I school. DeGroff, a senior backstroker and school recordholder, has long had her sights set on earning a scholarship. “I’d always hoped,

ever since I started swimming,” she said. “In high school, especially, I realized that (swimming) was something I wanted to keep doing through college. I think when I started qualifying for states I started to realize it was something I could be good at if I put the time in.” “I’ve always wanted to be better than I was,” said DeGroff, an honor roll student. To make her scholarship dream a reality, DeGroff

spent a lot of time in the pool. She swims all summer, fall and winter. “There’s times where it gets to be a little much. But it pays off at meets; my hard work finally shows,” she said, giving credit to her winter team coaches and BHS coach Amanda McCarthy for pushing her. Having solidified her college plans, DeGroff can now rest — for a minute. “It’s definitely a relief ... Now I can relax a little bit,” she said.

Sugar and spice and everything nice? Berlin High School took on Newington in a Powderpuff football game Nov. 16 at Newington’s Alumni Field. The home team won 28-0. Pictured, left: Berlin’s Alexi Crespo looks for room to run. Below: Berlin’s offensive line is ready to spring into action. Photos by Matt Leidemer

DeGroff, who plays softball at BHS, chose Providence, a member of the Big East Conference, over Iona College, Fordham UniDeGroff versity and Bryant University. The Berlin star was sold on Providence after taking a recruiting trip to the Rhode Island school, which boasts a new state-of-the-art athletic facility. “I definitely liked the campus; it was a perfect size and in a good location. But I really loved the team and the coach,” she said. “I thought it would be a good fit.” And Providence coach John O’Neill is happy to have her. “Sam is an outstanding

student-athlete and we look forward to her joining our program,” he said. Swimming is in DeGroff ’s genes. Her mother’s side of the family has been very involved in the sport. Her mom, Nancy, swam at New York’s Manhattanville College, which was a force in Division III at the time. “I’ve always wanted her to have the experience I had; just traveling, meeting people from all over the country, going on winter training trips. It’s a thrilling thing. I loved it, and I think she will too,” Nancy DeGroff said. “Sam’s a really hard worker both in sports and academically. It’s really thrilling to see what happens when you work hard.”

See DeGroff, page 25

New format expands football playoffs By Nick Carroll Sports Editor The CIAC Board of Control last week voted unanimously to accept the proposal of the CIAC Football Committee to adapt a new division and playoff structure for the sport of football beginning in 2010. The new format calls for four equal divisions by enrollment (LL, L, M, S), down from the current six (LL, L, MM, M, SS, S). Eight teams in each division would qualify for the playoffs. A quarterfinal round will be on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, followed by semifinals on the next Saturday and the four championship games the Saturday after that. “The board would like to commend the football committee for the several years of hard work that resulted in this proposal,” said Berlin High School Principal George Synnott, chair of the

CIAC board. “The committee was able to formulate a plan that addressed some substantial issues. Under the new system, eight additional teams will have the opportunity to participate in the CIAC football playoffs each year. Our organization is about providing opportunities for student-athletes and this plan accomplishes that goal.” BHS football coach John Capodice, a member of the football committee, has long pushed for giving more teams the opportunity to compete for a state championship. “I am glad to see the playoffs expanded for the football kids,” Capodice told The Citizen. “The majority of other team sports qualify for the playoffs with a 40 percent winning percentage, and approximately 70 percent of the teams play in the playoffs.”

See Playoffs, next page


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009

A ‘big fish’ story for the ages By Nick Carroll Sports Editor Unlike many of his fellow sportsmen, McGee Middle School sixth grader Alan Guild Jr. has no reason to embellish his “big fish” story. In July, while fishing a reef off Niantic, the Kensington resident hauled in a 52-inch, 55-pound striped bass. The catch was 29 inches around. “I was like, ‘oh my god’,” Guild, now 11, said of seeing the monstrous striper up close. “It was so hard to reel in.” Guild’s catch — which was later eaten — beat the current world record striper nabbed by a fisherman 10 years old or younger by 4.5 pounds. Unfortunately, Guild has to settle for the unofficial world record. “I didn’t know there was an authority that kept world records,” Guild’s father, Alan Sr., explained. “By the time I got all the paperwork turned in, the 60-day time limit (to report a potential record

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The Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame has unveiled its inaugural class. Entering the Hall of Fame will be, from the 1939-1960 era: Richard Patterson, Victor Baccaro, Phil Tinsley, Anthony Legnani, Henry Mora and Gary Waslewski. From the 1961-1980 era: Paul Baretta. And from the 1981-2000 era: Pam Wallace, Deb Larson, Robyn Patterson Trevethan, Adam Salina and Edward Hrubiec. Also being inducted into the Hall are coaches Don Bates and Bill Gibney and assistant coaches Art Kevorkian Sr. and Roy Fabian. This week, The Citizen takes a look at the athletic career of Richard Patterson, who is being honored posthumously. A native of Newburyport, Massachusetts, Richard Patterson moved to Berlin in 1934. In September of 1935, Berlin High School opened its doors for the first time. Patterson was a member of the incoming freshman class. Patterson was a three-sport athlete at BHS. He was captain of the football team his senior year. That season, the team lost just two games. Patterson captained the baseball and basketball teams, as well. Also, he was active in the student council, serving as its vice president. Upon graduating, in 1939, Patterson worked a year at the New Britain Welding Company. On October 15, 1940 he enlisted in the Navy. While in the service, Patterson continued to practice the welding trade and was classified as a ship fitter third class petty officer. He was serving on the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was among the first sailors killed, and was entombed on the Arizona. To honor Patterson’s memory, and dedication to his country, each year an award is given in his name to honor a deserving Berlin High School athlete. Patterson is one of three veterans Berlin American Legion Post 68 is named after. The Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held March 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell.

Playoffs Continued from page 23 By contrast, Capodice pointed out that in football, a team must win at least 80 percent of its games to have a legitimate shot at a playoff berth. Also, he lamented that just 24 of the state’s 140 football teams play beyond the regular season. “The committee believed something needed to be done so the football kids would become more compatible and have similar opportunities as other team sports,” Capodice said. Berlin has had good luck under the current playoff for-

mat. The Redcoats have missed the playoffs just once in Capodice’s six years at the helm. However, with his team now playing in the rough-and-tumble Central Connecticut Conference, qualifying for playoffs has gotten tougher. “There could be a year with us winning 7080 percent in the competitive CCC, and our kids missing out on the playoffs,” Capodice said. “I believe if you win 70 percent or greater of your games, the team deserves a chance to compete for a state championship. The CIAC Football Committee and CIAC Board of Control have done a tremendous job in expanding the playoffs.”


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’Coats Notes Cass, sophomore Taylor Recck and Martino swam to an eighth place finish (1:46.36). Martino was 15th in the 100 backstroke (1:06.26). Freshman Leah Paweiczyk finished 19th in diving with 276.50 points. Darien was the Class M team champion (873.5). DeGroff was the only BHS athlete to earn a spot in the State Open, held Saturday at Yale University. Visit for complete state meet results.

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Powered by Sam DeGroff, the Berlin High School girls swim team generated 150 points and landed in 13th place at the CIAC Class M state championships, held at Southern Connecticut State University (swimming) and Plainville High School (diving). DeGroff, a senior, finished ninth in the 100 backstroke (1:01.80, school record) and 17th in the 200 freestyle (2:01.31). DeGroff generated plenty of points in relays, as well. She joined freshman Katherine Burek, senior Jenna Bell and sophomore Briana Cass in the 200 medley relay. That foursome placed 10th (2:01.00). DeGroff swam with sophomore Kate Piotrowicz, Bell and freshman Amanda Martino in the 400 freestyle relay. The team finished 13th (3:58.86). Berlin’s highest relay finish was registered in the 200 freestyle, as Piotrowicz,

accepted Division I scholarships. “It’s exciting, because most of them are my close


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Alyssa M. Mazzarella of Kensington is a recent recipient of the Effie Dwyer Holmes Scholarship from the Greater New Britain Branch of AAUW (formerly the College Club of New Britain). Mazzarella is a sophomore at Central Connecticut State University.

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Elaine Kotler, a middle school science teacher at St. Paul School, recently participated in the 2009 Weightless Flights of Discovery Program. The program allows educators the opportunity to prepare for and participate in micro-and zero-gravity flights to test Newton’s Laws of Motion with the purpose of taking their experience back into their math and science classrooms. The Northrop Grumman Foundation partnered with Zero Gravity Corporation to offer the Weightless Flights of Discovery program. The program supports education and student interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Kotler participated in a full-day orientation program several weeks before her flights, along with 29 other educators. Kotler is pictured floating in Zero gravity with a sign created by her middle school students.

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) 828-8660. Decoration work sessions Decorating for the Class of 2010 Berlin High School Graduation is scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Willard Elementary School basement. Many projects are available for all abilities and talents. All adults are welcome. Co-chairs are Tina Doyle and Mary Salimeno. For more information, call (860) 828-7425.

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 infor-

The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerks office. William B. Hazard and Wendy S. Scalora-Hazard to Domenico Miele and Carmelina Fidelio, 445 Percival Ave., $300,000. John W. Haddad and Charles A. Kallil to Justin M. Hancock and Ashley E. Hancock, 200 Hawthorne Drive, Unit 200, $300,000. Gary Brysgel and Heather J. Brysgel to Luke P. Szul, 135 Chamberlain Highway, $250,000. Town of Belrin to CRP LLC, property on Christian Lane, Unit 1E, $123,750.




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Newberry Homes is now accepting reservations for its development at Heritage Crossing, previously Kensington Grammar School. The Luxury 31 unit Condominium project will provide exceptional living space with an emphasis on the details. Newberry is offering free upgrades to the first 8 reservations! Call Jeff Carfi (860) 828-3230 x304 or visit DIR: 1201 Farmington Avenue, Berlin

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Marathon friends

Berlin residents Kevin McCormack and Kirsten Johnson joined 7,400 runners at the recent ING Hartford Marathon. Both completed the entire 26.2 miles.

Not just Idol chatter Berlin residents Mike and Melanie Jortner take a moment to pose with 2009 American Idol contestant and keynote speaker David Osmond at the 2009 Women Against MS Luncheon, held Friday, Oct. 30, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The luncheon attracted more than 400 guests and raised nearly $70,000. Osmond is the nephew of famed Donny and Marie The younger Osmond, who both spoke and performed at the luncheon, recently released his first single “Last Day.” Mike Jortner was diagnosed with MS while in college in 1998. His wife, Melanie, will be featured in the February issue of Ladies Home Journal for her extraordinary efforts to support her husband in the fight against MS.

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd fl, off st parking. WD hookup. Plenty of storage. $725. Available 12/1. (203) 269-8747 MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd Fl. 45 South Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. Sec 8 approved. No pets/ smoking. $850/sec.203-841-7591 MERIDEN 2BR, possibly 3BR. 1st Floor. Off street parking. Very clean. $900/mo + 1 mo sec. Section 8 approved. (203) 376-4853 MERIDEN 2nd fl 1BR furn $900/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN 2nd fl 1BR furn $900/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN 3 bdrm. 1st fl. Wood st. New carpet/paint W/D hookup. $950+ sec. Call 203671-267 3 bdrm. MERIDEN 3 bdrm. 31 Twiss St 2nd Fl. Newly painted, recently updated stove&fridge. 850 /mo+ 1000 sec. 203-630-2719

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30 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3BR, 1st floor, washer hkup, off street parking. 2mo security. $850/mo. 203-464-3083 MERIDEN 3BR, 3rd FL, $800 + Util. Hot Water Incl. 1 1/2 Mth Sec. 187 Crown Street. 646 713-4933 MERIDEN Furnished Studios Free utilities. Fully equipped kitchens. On site laundry. Min length of stay 30 days. $799 /mo + tax. Call 860-989-7205 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 1st flr apt w/ kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/location. $650. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN- 1BR Fall Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires November 30. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR Apts. 1-North Colony Rd; 1-Crown St. Both $750, no utilities incl and req. 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, heat, electric, cable included. No pets, no smoking. $1100/mo. Lease, $800 sec. + 1st & last. Call 203-537-2095 MERIDEN- 2BR, walk-up attic, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. $800 per month. Call (203) 639-1634 MERIDEN- 2BR, walk-up attic, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. $800 per month. Call (203) 639-1634 MERIDEN- 2BR. Hardwood floors. freshly painted. East side. $750 /month. No pets. Available now. Call 203-5009080 or 203-235-5364 MERIDEN- 3rd flr 2BR, $750/ mo. Stove and refrig. Storage area. Yard. Off st parking, quiet. 1 MO. FREE RENT! Sec req. 860-841-6455. MERIDEN- Clean, big 3BR apt. 1st flr. Freshly painted. Cherry floors. Off st. parking. Good neighbors. $895/mo. Call Jonah (203) 430-0340 MERIDEN- Hubbard Park 1-2BR, CAIR/heat. 775 W. Main St. $780-$925/mo. Tony 203-213-8468/ 203-296-4975 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 5. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890

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2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $600 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $600 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BR, stove & refrig. All utils incld. Close I-84, I-91, Merrit Pkwy. Pet neg. Call Janice 203-639-8639/203-314-8909 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-East Side. Great 2 BR. Elevator and secure building On site laundry. 2 mos security & credit ck req. No pets. $825. 203-284-0597

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Elevator and secure building On site laundry. 2 mos security & credit ck req. No pets. $825. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-Large clean 5Rm, 2BR, 2nd flr. W/D hookup, stove, refrig front porch, lge fenced backyard. Off-st parking Must See! $825/mo + sec. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN-Private studio apt, clean and quiet, on bus lines, No pets. Sec & refs. $500/mo + utilities. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN. 1BR: $605 Loc. on BROAD ST. Near Wallingford. On site parking & laundry. Spacious apt. w/ample closet space. New windows. Clean & quiet. Utilities NOT included. (914)347-3208 MIDDLETOWN- Cozy 4 rm apt. Up and down. With heat. $850/mo. Call (860) 347-3753 SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, partiallly furnished. 2nd floor. TV, Washer & Dryer. $700 plus utilities. Call 860-621-8328 SOUTHINGTON-1st fl, 2 family home, 3BR, 1BA, newer SS appls, gar., prvt backyd w/lg deck, conv. loc. $1295/mo + utils. 860-625-1411 leave msg SO. MERIDEN Updated 3-4BR 2nd floor. Off st parking. Washer/dryer hookup. No pets, no smoking. $1000 per month. Call Sue Farone 203-235-3300

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WLFD- Lge, spacious 4 rm, 2 BR apt, 2nd flr, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in bsmt. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. (203) 284-3561 or 203-640-5249 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. Studio Newly renovated, Hdwd flrs, private driveway, No pet 203-284-2077/203-654-6190 YALESVILLE-2BR, 1 bath, heat & HW incld. Off-st-parking. $950/mo. No pets/smoking. Call 203-376-3691

MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN- Clean, 1st flr, furn. rm. Private entrance. Share kit. & bath. All utils. Leave message 203-238-3369



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

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN $197,900. Mint condition and spacious 3BR, 3 full bath home in neighborhood. 2BR w/private baths. Master BR is 12x21 with sitting area. HW floors, 3 zone heat and CAIR. LInda/Diana 203-235-3300


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

WALLINGFORD - 2 BR apt, offstreet parking, avail now, 3rd floor, $850 incl all utils, 203530-1840 WALLINGFORD - Near transportation, 5 rooms, 2 BR, 2nd floor, 2 family, off St. parking, no pets, $750 plus utilities, 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom. $725 +util. Washer/dryer. New carpet & painted. Sec deposit and ref req. Call 203-671-0471 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator incl. Washer/ Dryer hookup. No pets. $950. Call 203-464-7880 or 203-294-9010 WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Flr. Remodeled. Carpet. Fully Appl’d. Quiet in town locale. Util not incl. Avail now! No pets. $875/ month. Call 203435-6790 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-2 BR, 1.5 Bath Townhouse. Nice apartment. No pets. Security, references, credit check. $1000 per month. SAIA Realty 203-640-0343 WALLINGFORD-2BR, LR, DR, sep. laundry rm w/appls, gourmet EIK, off-st-parking, C/Air & heat. No pets/smoking. $950/mo. Call 860-796-1561 WALLINGFORD-3 BR, 2 Bath Townhouse near center of town. No pets. Security, references & credit check. $1000 /mo. SAIA Realty 203-640-0343 WALLINGFORD. 3BR, 1 1/2 bath duplex. Off st parking, w/d hookup, sec & credit check. $1500 monthly. Call 203-213-2106


WLFD $169,900 2BR, 1.5 bath Townhouse w/garage. Remodeled EIK, newer windows, deck, full basement, pool & more. Private & quiet complex. Call Kathy 203-272-1234

68 Sherry Lane, Kensington - $389,900 Warmth and charm abound in this custom built, Reproduction Colonial! All modern amenities, updated kitchen, wide pine floors, 2FP & C/A. Lush lawn w/sprinkler, quiet neighborhood on cul-de-sac. Home for the Holidays! Shirely Davies 860-922-0093

INDOOR Trailered Boat/Car Storage/Jet Skis. $19 per foot. Wlfd/Durham. Call for prices 203-751-1977 NEAR Southington/ Cheshire line. Fenced outdoor area. Some indoor space. Monthly rental. Ideal for boats, campers, heavy equip, etc. 860-302-3203

MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr condo in great condition. 2 car parking. Laundry rm on premises. Heat & HW incl. in fee. Crown Village, $50,000 By owner. 203-631-1534


Wallingford/Durham STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT

MERIDEN 9rms, 4BR, 2b, perfect for growing family. Wood fls, high ceilings, lg rms 2143SF, 1st fl master w/full bath, 1st flr family rm. Located at end of a dead end street. Bring your finishing touches. $181,000. Call P. Lane (203) 235-5500

MERIDEN 8620 SF Commercial with retail exposure. Loading dock w/drive-in door. Lobby. $2900/month. (860) 384-4205 WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216

AMBITIOUS Sales Agent Needed Renewable energy company. Call Todd 860-874-7012

Petition prepartion & filing. Basic computer skills: Microsoft Word & Excel; Easy File; Adobe Acrobat & Time Slips. PO Box: 4656, Yalesville, CT 06492 or fax 203294-6182 BI-LINGUAL Customer Service Agent: Ambitious, independent worker with attention to detail. Must be able to problem solve, adjust to change quickly, have knowledge of Word/Excel and phone experience. Please contact Valerie 203.284.6040 Ext 112.

YALESVILLE- Prime office space. 1200 sq. ft. 1st flr. Major intersection. Contact Jeff 203269-5703




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

“Busy Call Center” Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation has immediate openings for full time and part time telephone representatives in our call center. Candidates should have prior customer service experience, a clear speaking voice, typing and computer skills and a pleasant telephone personality. $10.00/hr starting rate. Interested candidates should apply in person to Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation, 26 Barnes Industrial Road North, Wallingford, CT between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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: DOG Groomer Grooming Certified and/or experience needed. Must be Organized, People friendly, Reliable, and Self starter. Call Michelle @ 860-302-1550 for more info.

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

10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ w/electricity. Available Dec 1. 203-751-1977


See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

FAMILY ADVOCATE POSITION This position supports and assists families through a case management model. This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and asssessments. Min requirement Associates degree in social work/services or human sercices or related human services field. Bilingual strongly encouraged to apply. Starting salary is $28,209 annually. Applications and copies of job descriptions may be obtained by calling (203) 238-9166 or coming by the CDI HS Office at 398 Liberty St., Meriden. The closing date for accepting applications is December 11, 2009 at 5pm.

Nutrition Manager To assess the nutritional status of all children and provide them with nutritionally adequate meals that meet all of their age appropriate needs. Ensure that all grant requirements are in compliance with regulations. A.S. or B.S. Degree in Food and Nutrition + 2 yrs foodservice exp. Registered Dietician. CACFP exp. preferred. Valid CT Driver’s License required. Salary to be determined. 30 hrs/wk. Apply at:

New Opportunities, Inc. 232 North Elm St. Waterbury, CT 06702 or email resume to EOE

HELP WANTED GOT Drive? Taxi Drivers wanted. Immediate openings with a P/S License. We are busy! Offering new driver discounts. Call 203-934-2096 ext141 NAIL TECHNICIAN WANTED EXPERIENCE AND A FOLLOWING A PLUS BUT NOT NECESSARY. FT/PT HOURS AVAILABLE IN OUR CHESHIRE SALON. GREAT WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND TEAM TO SEPND THE DAY WITH! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL DANA AT 203-250-7709. PT NUTRITION SITE WORKER at Senior Center. Set up, preparation, serving and clean up for hot lunch program. Must have knowledge of nutrition and food service standards. $9.00/hour starting rate. Apply at Personnel Department, 142 East Main Street, 06450 by November 27, 2009. E.O.E. RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANT For Eye doctor’s office. Experience preferred. PT/FT. Apply: PO Box 882, Southington, CT 06489 RESIDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR Housing Authority seeks Resident Services Coordinator for senior housing. Tenant outreach, service coordination, mediation. Social service exp. required. 28 hrs/wk. 203-2695173. Send resume to WHA, 45 Tremper Dr., Wlfd, CT 06492 RESTAURANT- 3 yrs min. experience. Must have reliable transportation. All positions available. Apply in person: Bubba’s Sportsmen Cafe, 2730 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin.

SUPER Customer Service Reps Wanted Speed Staffing is now accepting applications and resumes for future FT/PT temporary TELEPHONE REPRESENTATIVES. Candidates should have 1 year prior customer service exp, preferably in a call center environment. The candidates must also have a clear speaking voice, typing & computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. Candidates must also be reliable, courteous, conscientious, and flexible. Bilingual a plus, especially Spanish and FrenchCanadian. $10/hr to start. If interested, please call (203)379-0390 or apply in person between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Speed Staffing, LLC, 500 So. Broad St., Meriden, Entrance E. TELEPHONE SALES - Full time/part time. Hourly rate plus bonus. Call (203) 265-4620 ask for Al.

WAREHOUSE POSITIONS Speed Staffing is now accepting applications for FT/PT WAREHOUSE POSITIONS. Candidates must be physically fit, stand on your feet for long periods, and read & speak English. Bilingual is a plus. We are also seeking candidates capable of unloading trucks, containing boxes of 30 - 80 pounds. The candidates must also have the ability to follow directions, as well as be reliable, courteous, conscientious, and flexible. Also should have reliable transportation. $8/hour to start. If interested, please call (203)379-0390 or apply in person between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Speed Staffing, LLC, 500 So. Broad St., Meriden, Entrance E.


Thursday, November 26, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen



T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193 FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493


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

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


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



Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

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

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


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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR All types of home repair & powerwashing, snowplowing, phone wiring, carpentry. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148 ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR Roofs, decks, windows, doors siding, floors, sheetrock, gutters. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148

We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Fall C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817


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


Shamock Roofing REPAIRS done by carpenters. Free estimate. Complete home improvements. 203-238-1449 CT Reg #578107


All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins




203-237-4124 an LLC co.

Junk removal. 203-886-5110

Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

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

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

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

CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325 SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Indoor or outdoor - we do it all. (203) 715-2951 CT Reg #839824

Roll-Off Dumpsters

Home Doctor

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

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


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

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


Untouchable Property Srv Bad shingles loose heat. Call us now and save $250 to $500 on your new roof. Lic#0606476 860-614-8449

Shamock Roofing





All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co Dethatching, lawn sweeping, shrub and tree trimming, weeding flower beds, gutter cleaning, roof cleaning, edging flower bedding, sidewalks, walkways. Your leaves can be picked up at the curbside or a full service with the removal of leaves and fallen limbs. Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909

Gonzalez Construction

★★★★★★★★ Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

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

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

ORTIZ Roofing & Siding - Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

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

LAWN & GARDEN FALL clean-ups. No job to big or small. Please call 203-630-2152 OAK Lawn Landscaping Serving Cheshire & surrounding towns. Fall clean-ups w/or without leaf removal or curbside pickup, weekly lawn cutting avail. Free est. Fully ins. 203-525-4086

LEAF CLEAN-UP FALL CLEAN-UP Vac Truck, curbside pickup. Mowing and much more. 203-927-2681 203-237-8169 OAK Lawn Landscaping Serving Cheshire & surrounding towns. Fall clean-ups w/or without leaf removal or curbside pickup, weekly lawn cutting avail. Free est. Fully ins. 203-525-4086 MINGRINO’S LANDSCAPING Complete Fall clean-up & curbside pickup. Gutters cleaned. CT# 611980 (203) 537-7202

SW Chimney Srv 860-205-4244 Full chimney mntnc & repair $109.99 chimney cleaning Reg. price $139.99 CT #610372 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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

PLUMBING Fahey Plumbing & Heating



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


Specializing in commercial snow plowing & removal service. Guaranteed Service Satisfaction. Professional landscape serv. Fully ins. Est 1995. Call 203-634-3051

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

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

Quality Landscaping, LLC

Precision Landscaping


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

Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118


Empire Construction, LLC

Roofs R Us Family run 42yrs. EPDM, Siding, cleaning gutters, roof repairs. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358

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

Now accepting new snow service accounts, full season or per storm. Sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, salt/sand, quality friendly service. Commercial & Residential Service Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909

203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Snow Plowing Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

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

SERVICES OFFERED SNOW Blower Tune Up & Repair Starting at $75. Pick Up/Delivery available. Barsin Products (203) 239-6997


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


Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319



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

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. FIREWOOD 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

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

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall clean-ups, curbside pickup, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009



sale While quantities last!



Heavy-Duty Utility Heater

Mini Radiator Heater

With auto thermostat and fanforced convection coils. 16” H. 1,500W. W 115 175 1

700W; one heat setting. 12” x 5” x 14 1/4” W 115 304 B4

SALE 499



6-Outlet Surge Protector 450 joules; 1 transformer-spaced, 5 standard-spaced outlets. E 315 294 B12 Style may vary.


97 special purchase


your choice



9.6V Cordless Drill

3/8” chuck, 550RPM. 16-1 speed control setting, convenient bit holder. Charger, Charger base and two 2” bits included. R 118 D92 B5

100W or 50W Halogen Floodlight Bulb E 797 046, 795 135 B6

SALE 799

3 SALE 99

your choice

Outdoor Floodlight Holder 6’ cord. Rated to 150W. E 392 969 B18 Bulb not included.

Light-Duty Outdoor Extension Cord Choose 40’ landscape green or 50’ hi-vis orange. E 765 263, 753 475 B6 Seasonal items are available while supplies last.

99 save $6


reg. 15.99


Gal. Water-Base Primer/Sealer


Sticks to all surfaces. Dries fast and flat. Very low odor. Interior. P 501866 B4

99 save 50% reg. 9.99


Large Men’s Suede Leather Palm Gloves Thinsulate-lined men’s gloves with cowhide leather palms. Assorted colors. L 646 703 B6

reg. 29.99


18V Cordless Drill, Variable Speed/Reverse Provides Controlled Drilling & Driving In A Variety Of Materials, 24 Position Clutch Prevents Screws From Stripping, Slide Pack Battery Provides Easy Installation & Removal Of The Battery, Keyless Chuck Makes Bit Changing Quick & Simple, Includes: HPB18 18V Battery Pack & DC Plug Charger. 117527 B2

99 save $10


20-Lb. Wild Bird Food



reg. 79.99

Hardwood Bench

save 50%

Enjoy the peaceful relaxation of quiet time outdoors. Each distinctive piece is constructed with natural hardwood slats and complemented by decorative cast iron scrollwork and frames. Easy assembly; hardware included. T 599 474 1

CENTER HARDWARE 1272 Farmington Avenue Berlin • 860-828-5877 Hours: M-F 7-6; Sat. 7-3

Attracts many different types of birds. L 501 272 1

Special Purchase


Count on Shop-Vac wet/dry vacuums for all your clean-up jobs

12 gal., 5HP Wet/Dry Vac A fantastic value on a workshop essential! Quiet operationa and convenient top handle, with 6’-long, 21⁄2” dia. hose. Includes extension wands and 8” utility nozzle. R 117 395 1

Sale ends 12/5/09


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